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Free exercise, nutrition, weight loss, triathlon and wellness advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest health, fitness and multi-sport research, non run-of-the-mill interviews with exercise and medicine professionals, and new cutting-edge content from the top personal trainer and wellness coach in the nation. Exercise, eat, swim, bike, run and live better. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com for the incredibly useful shownotes and for ALL episodes in our archives and the handy-dandy phone app, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/premium! This podcast includes fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, bodybuilding, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan, vegetarian, muscle gain and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.

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Free exercise, nutrition, weight loss, triathlon and wellness advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest health, fitness and multi-sport research, non run-of-the-mill interviews with exercise and medicine professionals, and new cutting-edge content from the top personal trainer and wellness coach in the nation. Exercise, eat, swim, bike, run and live better. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com for the incredibly useful shownotes and for ALL episodes in our archives and the handy-dandy phone app, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/premium! This podcast includes fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, bodybuilding, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan, vegetarian, muscle gain and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.

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Episodes

Is Ben Greenfield Going To Get Vaccinated, Which Vaccine Is The Safest, The Future Of Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine Therapies & More With Dr. Matthew Cook

9/15/2021
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook He's back... ...one of my most popular podcast guests of all time. I recently flew down to Dr. Matthew Cook's office in San Jose, at a location called "Bioreset Medical", for a cutting-edge knee repair protocol, similar to the type of new knee and cartilage fixing science you can read about here. Of course, we just had to get on the mics to record a podcast for you, and in addition to talking all things cutting-edge joint therapy, peptides and regenerative medicine, we also delved into what I consider to be one of the most important discussions I've ever had on my show - particularly related to worldwide health, COVID, vaccinations, long-haul COVID syndrome and perhaps the most important consideration of all: whether or not I personally plan to get vaccinated (I think you'll be quite surprised at the ultimate outcome of the discussion, which begins about the 38:00 mark. Dr. Cook has been a previous guest on the shows: He is President and Founder of BioReset™? Medical and Medical Advisor of BioReset Network ". He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in practicing medicine, focusing the last 14 years on functional and regenerative medicine. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and has completed a fellowship in functional medicine. Dr. Cook's early career as an anesthesiologist and medical director of an outpatient surgery center that specialized in sports medicine and orthopedic procedures provided invaluable training in the skills that are needed to become a leader in the emerging field of Regenerative Medicine. His practice, BioReset Medical, provides treatments for conditions ranging from pain and complex illness to anti-aging and wellness. He treats some of the most challenging to diagnose and difficult to live with ailments that people suffer from today, including Lyme disease, chronic pain, PTSD, and mycotoxin illness. Dr. Cook's approach is to use the most non-invasive, natural and integrative ways possible. In this discussion with Dr. Matt Cook, you'll discover: -The circumstances that brought Ben to Matt's office most recently...09:20 -Why Ben's knee got worse and not better with all the treatment it received...16:50 -A new protocol that allows joint healing without invasive surgery...21:00 -Dr. Cook's take on Covid and vaccines...38:05 -Concerns with toxins and micro plastics in the vaccines...45:00 -Dr. Cook's thoughts on alternative, non-vaccine treatments for Covid and the vaccine...49:45 -How effective are peptides at preventing or treating Covid...56:40 -What are the best vaccination options available?...1:00:45 -Should someone who has had Covid be a pariah in society if they aren't vaccinated?...1:12:15 -Ben's thoughts on vaccines after this discussion with Dr. Cook...1:15:25 -Will Ben Greenfield get the Covid vaccine, or will he not?...1:19:40 -And much more! Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos -JOOVV -Butcher Box -Organifi Green Juice https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook

Duration:01:31:23

How To Reboot Your Nervous System & Train Broken Muscles How To Work The Right Way Again With Shawn Sherman.

9/10/2021
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/square1 Shawn Sherman was mentioned to Ben by Adam McDowell @movingmuscle Someone reached out to me and told me about his work and how he can do sort of a reboot of the nervous system. I flew him out to my house and he worked his magic on me for a couple of hours with a form of therapy unlike anything I ever talked about before on a podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is the "Square 1" system?...05:30 -Pre-treatment checks on Ben the patient...12:30 -How basic, seemingly simple patterns can cause problems...31:27 -Customizing triggers for an individual...44:06 -What is going on during corrective exercise to fix the movement...59:20 -Test after using a functional activity equipment (bow)...1:15:02 -How to identify activities that produce pain...1:17:14 -And much more... Resources mentioned in this episode: - Shawn Sherman: Square 1 System Follow on Instagram - Adam McDowell @movingmuscle - Podcasts: Episode #137: "Dr. Two Fingers" Reveals His Teeth-Gritting, Body-Healing Secrets. Interview with Dr. Craig Buhler. - Other Resources: The 4-hour Body by Tim Ferris MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) Greg Roskopf Dr. Craig Buhler Dr. Craig Buhler Working On Ben Greenfield's Spine And Glutes Dr. George Goodheart Applied Kinesiology Dr. Alan Beardall and Clinical Kinesiology Foam Roller Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Dark Roast Coffee -Organifi Red Juice -Beekeeper's Naturals -Paleo Valley Organ Complex https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/square1

Duration:01:27:52

How An Olympic Champion Overcame Near Death, Healed His Gut & Shoulder & Changed The Nutritional World Forever With "Seed Oils": An Interview With Andreas Wecker

9/8/2021
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils Andreas Wecker, my guest on today's podcast, is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. He was European, World and Olympic champion. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 Wecker was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo. Wecker qualified for the German team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Just days before his events, he suffered a serious shoulder injury where he tore a bicep muscle in his shoulder, ending his career. Injured and processing the revelation that his career was on indefinite hold, Andreas followed a rigid six-week recovery plan before pushing ahead to tour as a professional gymnastics exhibitionist. Like many other athletes, he found himself dependent on a combination of painkillers, aspirin, and coffee to cope with the lingering pain and get him through practices and performances. In what has become an all-too-familiar story of drug dependence, Andreas' dependence on painkillers went on for 14 years-until he finally stepped away from his athletic pursuits in 2004. When he tried to stop taking the pills, he noted an immediate, rapid deterioration in his health and well-being. Over a six-week period in 2006, Andreas lost 45 pounds and 80 percent of his blood supply. Soon admitted to the hospital, doctors diagnosed Andreas with Crohn's Disease (CD). In the following weeks, he received eight blood transfusions and immediately began a treatment plan, with hopes of reversing his body's decline. After nearly two months in the hospital, Andreas realized that the 33 pills he was taking every single day were not improving his condition. Defeated, he acknowledged that the pills only temporarily alleviated some of the most severe symptoms. Despite struggling with feelings of defeat, Andreas knew this could not be the only cure. The treatment plan was causing his body to rapidly change and progressively weaken. Without some sort of miracle, the next step would be major surgery to remove large portions of his digestive tract. As Andreas saw it, he had three options: -Die from Crohn's Disease-Die from the medications-Find another option entirely He confided in a friend whose family member was also suffering from Crohn's, and this friend mentioned an alternative that involved using fresh-pressed flaxseed oil. Intrigued and desperate, Andreas decided to try it. He began supplementing his prescribed medications with fresh-pressed flaxseed oil. Within a short period of time, he was surprised to find the pain and inflammation notably relieved. He decided to take a chance. At the age of 36, Andreas made the brave choice to check himself out of the hospital and do something drastic to change his life. Armed with flax seeds, coriander, and five seed blend, Andreas began taking this combination of supplements daily. Over the next weeks, as he reduced the number of pharmaceutical pills he took every day and continued taking the flaxseed oils, the side effects from the medications wore off. After three months of supplementing, he stopped taking the prescribed medications for Crohn's Disease entirely. Changes to his diet, combined with the fresh-pressed flaxseed oil, changed Andreas' approach to managing his health problems. The improvements in his condition testified to the flaxseed oil's successful repair work on his body. Today, Wecker is the chairman and founder of Andreas Seed Oils, headquartered in Bend, Oregon and distributed through his office in Germany. Andreas Seed Oils has now been pressing the world's purest oils for over 11 years. Through his proprietary German Cold-Press technology, these oils are pressed at ultra-low temperatures to eliminate oxidation...

Duration:01:09:36

Q&A 434: The Hidden Anti-Aging Molecule In Your Gut, A New Longevity "Drug", Exercise Vs. Diet For Fat Loss, Ben's Pre-Workout Mix & Much More!

9/3/2021
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/434 News Flashes - Follow Ben on Twitter for more... Maybe ancient medicine wasn't that bad after all...04:30 How is your gut bile doing these days? More important than you may think...07:10 How weight training shifts your cells into "fat burning mode"...10:15 Yet another reason to keep muscle on as you age - fat free mass directly correlated to metabolism in aging humans (no surprises, but seeing the actual research on it is interesting)... I just found the new anti-aging pill...14:20 Exercise beats out dieting if you want to burn the "worst" kind of fat...14:26 Related article Wow...cellular "memory" of stress can be passed on for 50+ generations...19:30 Read here and here (and Exodus 34:7 in the Bible) Upcoming Events: Join me, my wife, Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond-without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless "health foods"! Order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! Episode sponsors: -Kion -JOOVV -Thrive Market -Clearlight Saunas Instagram Q&A with Ben Greenfield while strolling through sun-soaked Spokane, WA: Q: How do you know if your hunger is a craving or an actual need for food?...30:05 Q: What would you tell Joe Rogan about recovering from Covid?...33:50 Q: Hey Ben, where did you go to college, and what did you study?...37:15 Q: Post-concussion syndrome tips...43:15 Q: How Ben Greenfield takes care of his hair...46:40 Q: Wired or wireless earphones?...49:45 Q: Does Ben Greenfield like to run?...51:05

Duration:00:56:39

The Giant Cold Thermogenesis Episode: Everything You Need To Know About Ice Baths, Cold Therapy, How Cold, How Long & Much More With Morozko Forge Cold Bath Experts!

9/2/2021
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Duration:01:24:45

Part 1 With Tom Digan: The Biggest Fitness Mistakes, The Perfect Exercise Plan For Healthspan & Lifespan, How Ben Greenfield Exercises (& His Workout Philosophy), Ben's New Workout App & Much More.

9/1/2021
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ladderpodcast In this podcast episode, I get put in the hotseat just a bit by my guest Tom Digan, as he picks my brain about how to assemble the very best workouts and exercises to achieve the ideal combination of fitness, nutrition and lifestyle tactics for both lifespan and healthspan - but I also get a chance to delve into his unique body of knowledge regarding the surge in home fitness trends and fitness apps. After all, there are plenty of workout and fitness apps out there, but there's a reason that I recently partnered with Tom's company "Ladder" for the launch of my new training program Boundless, which is unlike any training experience I've ever created. Boundless on the Ladder app is a fully-structured training program delivered to you fresh each and every week, utilizing my Minimum Dose Methodology, which maximizes cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina in the minimum amount of time, to help you burn fat, gain muscle and get in the best shape of your life. Each week you'll have 5 workout days, one active recovery and mobility day, and on Sundays, you'll even get a special biohacking tip from me, all inside of the Ladder app. Every workout has guided movement videos and coaching queues as well, so you can master each movement and stay motivated. The Boundless portion on the Ladder app will be available 19 September. When you get it, you are not only are you getting an amazing workout program delivered conveniently to your phone, you're also getting the benefit of real accountability and community. The Ladder app makes it super easy to not only chat with the other members of Team Boundless, but also send me one-on-one messages to ask me training questions, get nutrition tips, and keep me updated on your progress. This type of personalized fitness consultation and coaching with me usually costs thousands of dollars, but you can get full access to me and my training programs for only $60 a month by subscribing to Ladder. So you're tired of planning your workouts, want to finally achieve an incredible physique or you need the accountability of a community to get in shape, Team Boundless on the Ladder app is for you. Download Ladder in the iOS App Store now, join Team Boundless, and try your first week of workouts for free by clicking here. So who is Tom? Tom Digan is the Co-Founder & President of Ladder, a fitness technology company based in Austin, TX. Prior to joining Ladder full-time Tom spent over a decade working in the hedge fund industry as a Partner at a $1B+ AUM investment firm located in New York. Tom holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and was a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree. Ladder Teams is a social fitness experience for people who are passionate about fitness and need help planning and maintaining a progressive training program. With Ladder Teams, avid fitness-seekers can access a complete strength training program on their phone, learn from an expert coach, and engage with a community who share a passion for fitness. During my discussion with Tom, you'll discover: -How Tom got involved with fitness and helped create the Ladder Teams app...07:15 -Nuts and bolts of how the app works...11:12 -Ben's advice on how to feel good, look good, and live forever...18:05 -Common mistakes people make with training and/or recovery...41:45 -Best ways to test your biomarkers...57:35 -How to program your own workout...59:30 -The most enduring change Ben has made to his program over time...1:05:15 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Labor Day Sale -JOOVV -Thrive Market -Clearlight Saunas https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ladderpodcast

Duration:01:15:39

The Confusing Gut Killer That Fogs Your Brain, Strips Your Body Of Nutrients & Strips The Fun Out Of Food: Everything You Need To Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

8/27/2021
bengreenfieldfitness.com/ibdpodcast While recently in Los Angeles at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I had the pleasure of a long, sunshine walk with several of the speakers and presenters. Perhaps you already heard my chat that I recorded with Chris Kelly as part of that trip. But I also met a couple of new friends who are real ninjas when it comes to something called "IBD" (inflammatory bowel disease). On my left side during the walk was Andrew Kornfeld (andrew@ibd.coach), who holds degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and is an award-winning educator, organizer, and published author. Andrew has Crohn's disease, and over the course of a decade and a half has developed a tailored and evidence-based protocol that allowed him to achieve robust, lasting clinical remission from his IBD. Andrew founded IBDCoach so others with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis could benefit from the strategic lessons and research he has conducted in his personal pursuit of health. And on my right side was Amy Loftus (amy@ibd.coach), who holds a B.A. in Biological Anthropology and an M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, and works alongside Andrew to run the operations and educational arm of IBDCoach. Amy combines her decade of K-12 classroom teaching experience, her work as a software engineer at a Silicon Valley health tech startup, and her years as an IBD spouse to empower IBDCoach members and their families with the resources they need to achieve their remission goals. Founded in 2019, IBDCoach is the brainchild of Andrew and Amy, who are on a mission to change healthcare by tackling inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a capacity never attempted before. In their program, members work to achieve long-lasting remission through immersive science education, community support, and a unique form of health coaching that emphasizes strategic, patient-driven, and patient-empowered actions. IBDCoach is the first program of its kind to provide comprehensive scientific information in one accessible location as an essential adjunct to standard medical care. Initial results from dozens of clients are highly positive including amelioration in symptoms and disease activity, reduced inflammatory markers, lifelong friendships formed, and lives changed for the better. The founders of IBDCoach, Andrew Kornfeld and Amy Loftus, have both personal and professional experience with inflammatory bowel diseases. If you or someone you know is struggling with inflammatory bowel disease, you can check out Andrew and Amy's work at ibd.coach. In this episode, you'll discover: -Andrew and Amy's experiences with IBD...07:00 -Predisposing factors that may make someone susceptible to IBD...13:30 -How IBD causes drastic consequences to health and the body...17:40 -The best test to determine if you have or potentially have IBD...20:55 -3-step model to treat IBD: -Step 1: Reduce inflammation...26:11 -Step 2: Nourish the microbiome...33:10 -Step 3: Repair the barrier...39:24 -How neuroplasticity affects causes and treatments for IBD...45:10 -How the IBD coach program works...48:36 -Biggest mistakes people make when diagnosing or treating IBD...50:00 -The best diet when you have IBD...52:07 -Using HRV tracking to consume food wisely...59:36 -The epidemic in America that misses the front page news...1:03:15 -And much more!... Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Ra Optics -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Kion Oregano -Organifi Green Juice bengreenfieldfitness.com/ibdpodcast

Duration:01:08:41

Chris Kelly and Ben Greenfield at Ancestral Health Symposium

8/25/2021

Duration:01:43:11

The Most Important Book About Money I've Ever Read - Sacred Economics: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition With Charles Eisenstein.

8/20/2021
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredeconomics I recently finished what I now consider to be one of the most important and transformative financial books I've ever read: Sacred Economics, Revised: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein. The book traces the history of money, from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, and the new revised edition includes new material on cryptocurrencies and emerging research that has come out since the book's original publication. Charles shows how capitalism contributes to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroys community; and necessitates endless growth at the cost of social and environmental devastation. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - and their collapse presents a golden opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. Charles describes the deeper narratives beneath our economic system, and how we can reimagine it to align with a new story. Applying a broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, he explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local economies, gift economics, cryptocurrencies, and the restoration of the commons. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, he presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Charles is an American public speaker and author. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. Key themes explored include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture. His books include: Sacred Economics Climate: A New Story The Ascent of Humanity, and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible My initial introduction to Charles and his writing was when I discovered his wonderful essay The Coronation, which you can read here. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is "sacredness" and how has humanity strayed from it...08:27 -How a "gift economy" facilitated community in past ages...15:01 -How our own "inner compass" might dictate fairness and equity in a gift economy...23:48 -Why did money come about in the first place?...33:11 -How relationships deteriorate when money becomes the source of value, versus that which it once symbolized...38:22 -Environmental implications of this loss of sacredness in economy...40:43 -The problem with usury aka interest...47:12 -How money is created by debt...51:15 -How to begin to shift to a more sacred economy...57:28 -Why Charles' book may be one of the most important financial books you've ever read...1:05:11 -And much more! Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion Colostrum -Organifi Gold -Ra Optics -Therabody Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Charles Eisenstein or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredeconomics and one of us will reply!

Duration:01:12:23

The Meaning Of Life, Making Friends, Plant Medicines In The Bible, Daily Spiritual Routines, Rites Of Passage & More With Ben Greenfield & Aubrey Marcus.

8/18/2021
bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandaubrey Aubrey Marcus and I have connected on past podcasts. Today, we're back recording straight from his home in Austin, Texas with a wide-ranging discussion of everything from Christianity to plant medicines to managing time and FOMO, family, and, of course, the age-old question of whether men should avoid sex or ejaculation if they don't want to strip nutrients and energy from their body. Aubrey Marcus is the founder of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world. Aubrey also currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, mindset and spirituality with over 35 million downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Tim Ferriss Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men's Health, is the host of the Fit For Service Fellowship, and is the author of the NYT Bestselling book Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins. If you ask Aubrey the cause he is most passionate about, it is raising awareness for psychedelic medicine, through organizations like MAPS.org and Heffter Institute. He is a 20 year native of Austin, Texas where he currently resides. In this conversation with Aubrey, you'll discover: -Imposter syndrome while writing the Boundless cookbook...05:33 -Ben on his twin sons' recent Rites of passage...10:37 -How building a community changed the dynamics of living...14:40 -Breathwork as one of the giveaways when meeting new people...25:17 -Core practices aside from exercise and biohacking that are built into Ben's routine...27:12 -The challenge of managing and going thru all the interesting activities...41:34 -Ben's belief of living forever in a new heaven and a new earth...44:28 -Ben as a post-millennial Christian...49:05 -Plant medicine in the Bible...53:17 -Fears, stress and shame and encountering Christ and the cross...1:05:00 -Living in your beliefs and living a rich life...1:11:21 -Different longevity practices and how to extend human life...1:18:45 -Does ejaculation frequency deplete magnesium and zinc and drain energy?...1:24:41 -And much more!... Episode sponsors: -JOOVV -Kion Aminos -Thrive Market -Butcher Box bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandaubrey

Duration:01:28:00

Q&A 433: Secrets Of The Centenarians, A New Anti-Aging Molecule, When Exercise Is Bad For You, Does Your Metabolism Slow Down & Much More.

8/13/2021
News Flashes Attention longevity enthusiasts: this article is pure gold...05:15 Intense exercise causes mitochondrial damage even in elite athletes...15:30 Fascinating...simply feeding these mutant worms cardiolipin restored mitochondrial function and worm health in these strains - new anti-aging molecule?...20:30 Dieting and working out a lot? Low carbohydrate availability, within-day prolonged periods of low energy availability (LEA), insufficient intake of bone-building nutrients, lack of mechanical bone stress & psychogenic stress all can cluster pretty fast, so be careful. Good paper here...27:30 Kinda scary how much people pay attention to their personal trainer's PHYSIQUE vs. education/certification/results, etc. when it comes to choosing a trainer. Hence, ignorant or incompetent Instagram personal training "stars" being so popular...yet often ineffective...35:55 Good one - 11 Expert Tips to Stop Being a People Pleaser and Start Doing You...41:40 Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond-without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless "health foods"! Order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -Seed Daily Synbiotic -Organifi Red Juice -Kion Clean Energy Bars -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks Listener Q&A: Q: What are some of your best practices to do calorie refeeds?....53:40 Q: Would a food allergy affect the HRV while doing a 5-day fasting mimicking diet?...58:45 Q: How does intermittent fasting affect H1C and insulin levels?...1:07:40 Copious show notes, including efficacious links and articles that are guaranteed to reduce the deleterious effects of a mundane life, can be found at bengreenfieldfitness.com/433

Duration:01:19:55

Evolutionary Herbalism: Part 2 - The Fascinating Science, Spirituality & Medicines Of The Plant Kingdom With Sajah Popham.

8/11/2021
bengreenfieldfitness.com/evolutionaryherbalism2 When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the "Dominion Mandate.", I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, which describes the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom. Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham. In Sajah's book, which weaves together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in nature. Organized into five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, Sajah's work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world in a truly holistic system of plant medicine. A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide you to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and nature as a whole. Sajah Popham's mission is to share knowledge, tools, and medicine that promote the healing power of plants -to not just heal our bodies of disease, but to assist in the evolution of human consciousness back into its natural state. His holistic focus is on finding the universal principles and practices across herbal traditions and using plants in a way that not only brings about physical healing and rejuvenation but psychological and emotional health along with spiritual transformation. Sajah holds a degree in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University and has studied herbal traditions across the world and with some of North America's top clinical practitioners. He lives in the Pacific Northwest forest with his wife Whitney. Sajah's approach unites traditional models in a way that utilizes the whole plant (chemistry, energetics, and spirit) to heal the whole person (body, spirit, and soul) by getting to the root causes of disease. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How specific plant parts correspond to the four physical elements...07:10 -How each of us have different elemental "types"...14:08 -How we might design our lives based on our elemental types...25:40 -How to "type" a plant and know what elements it would feed and need...34:50 -What Sajah is skeptical about merging technology with understanding plants on a deep level...40:55 -Should we be concerned about eating plants due to their natural defense mechanisms...43:55 -An ideal day of eating for Sajah...48:25 -Some of the painful cuts Sajah had to make in his book...49:50 -And much more!... Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances...

Duration:00:56:53

Devoured By Cannabis: Weed, Liberty, Legalization (& Whether Christians Should Smoke Marijuana) With Doug Wilson.

8/6/2021
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis Pastor Doug Wilson first joined me for a podcast episode about his book Confessions of a Food Catholic, for which we recorded a show entitled, "Why Your Pursuit Of A Better Body & The Perfect Diet Is Never Going To Make You Happy, How Christians Should Make Food Choices, The Ultimate Source Of Joy & Much More". Since then, Doug has, as is his usual practice, been churning out plenty more books, including a couple of my favorite fictional titles of his Ecochondriacs and Ride, Sally, Ride, and quite recently, the book Devoured by Cannabis: Weed, Liberty, and Legalization, which is the topic of this podcast. In Devoured by Cannabis, Doug argues that marijuana usage is not comparable to alcohol consumption or to smoking cigarettes, and demonstrates that the use of recreational marijuana is definitely not an option for Christians, and just a bad idea in general. He says that liberty for potheads means tyranny for everyone, including the smokers enslaved by the drug. Considering I just interviewed Josiah Hesse about his book Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports, I thought it would be timely to get Doug's take on the topic too. Doug has been a family friend for years, and is the minister of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, which is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC) and the church I and my wife Jessa attended all throughout my childhood and during college. After his stint in the submarine service of the U.S. Navy, he attended the University of Idaho where he obtained an MA in philosophy. As one of its founders, Doug has served on the board of Logos School, a classical and Christian school (K-12), since its inception. He is also a Senior Fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College, which I consider to be one of the better liberal arts institutions in the country. He is the author of numerous books, including Reforming Marriage, The Case for Classical Christian Education, Letter from a Christian Citizen, and Blackthorn Winter. Doug is also the general editor for the Omnibus textbook series. You can check out his blog here, and his metric ton of grandkids can be found spread across the planet with rapidly increasing frequency. Doug's brother, Gordon Wilson, has also joined me for the podcast "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the "Dominion Mandate.". BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis During our discussion, you'll discover: -Cannabis use viewed from a conservative pastor's perspective...08:05 -How to know if we're enjoying a natural benefit of a substance or have descended the slippery slope of addiction...23:40 -Is Ben sinning when he vapes to relax in the evening?...32:10 -Pastoral admonishment vs. endorsing the government's "war on drugs"...38:05 -Correlation between legalization of weed and compliance with mask mandates, mandatory vaccines, etc...43:02 -The biggest drug-related issues Doug faces as a pastor...46:35 -THC as a plant-defense mechanism...53:42 -And much more! Upcoming Events: Ben will be speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium in L.A. on August 12-14, 2021 Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -JOOVV -Paleo Valley Organ Complex -Kion Serum -Thrive Market BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis

Duration:01:01:52

How Rich Guys Stay Fit, Heart Rate Recovery, Resting Heart Rate Tracking, Heart Rate Variability, Cold Soak Temperatures, Little-Known Pre-Sleep Supplements & Much More With Keith Rabois.

8/4/2021
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Keith Keith Rabois is the General Partner at Founders Fund. He has a unique background as an entrepreneurial executive and investor. Since 2000, he has been instrumental in driving five startups from their early stages to successful IPOs. He has provided seed capital to another ten companies that are currently valued at over $1 B, including Airbnb, Lyft, YouTube, Wish, Yammer. Since March 2013, Keith Rabois has served as a senior partner at Khosla Ventures, a technology venture capital fund founded by Vinod Khosla. He specializes in funding early-stage companies with a primary focus in consumer, financial services and health care innovation. At the same time, Keith co-founded Opendoor, a startup which transforms the painful process of selling a home into delightful and immediate experience. At KV, Rabois has led investments in a broad array of startups including, DoorDash, Stripe, Thoughtspot, Affirm, Even Financial and Piazza. Over the prior decade, he forged several of the most important new social and commerce platforms. Keith began his career in the industry as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Public Policy at PayPal [NASDAQ: PYPL, later acquired by EBAY] and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn [NYSE: LNKD] and as a chief operating officer of Square [NASDAQ: SQ]. But he's also a bit of a fitness and optimization nerd, often heard championing the value of fitness, sleep and heart rate tracking, and recently leading 'big tech' scions in Miami fitness bubble, as a recent news article cited "The former PayPal exec, who has invested in LinkedIn, Square and Yelp, is teaching a Barry's Bootcamp class in Miami with tech industry insiders", where he was quoted as saying that he believes the future of fitness in a post-pandemic world will be a combination of at-home meets in-person workouts. "I think the future will be a hybrid. Resistance training is a critical ingredient for everybody's workout and it's very difficult for people to do strength training at home. People need both guidance and form correction. I think some people will allocate some time to training at home just for convenience, then people like to get inspired with in-person classes -- running next to someone on a treadmill urges you to run faster; seeing other people lifting dumbbells encourages you to lift heavier weights, plus you're in a community meeting new people and engaging with new people. Some people will take one or two classes a week and then exercise on their own." During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Keith measures his health through the heart rate...08:30 -A typical workout for Keith...12:20 -How Ben and Keith track and manage their sleep...22:55 -Keith and Ben's big wins in caring for the body and brain...28:55 -Supplements and biohacks Keith uses to enhance sleep...45:48 -What Keith has for breakfast...50:45 -Hacks in the workplace...54:45 -What a typical day looks like for both Keith and Ben...57:40 -What things in the fitness and biohacking industry excites Keith...1:04:20 -Flaws with the exciting, yet underachieving personalized health services and products industry...1:08:55 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Organifi Gold -Four Sigmatic -Kion Aminos -Clearlight Saunas Extensive show notes, including links to all products and resources Ben and Keith mentioned can be found at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Keith

Duration:01:15:26

Evolutionary Herbalism: Part 1 - The Fascinating Science, Spirituality & Medicines Of The Plant Kingdom.

7/30/2021
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/herbalism When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the "Dominion Mandate.", I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, describing the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom. Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham. In the book, weaving together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in Nature. Organized in five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, this work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world into a truly holistic system of plant medicine. A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide you to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and nature as a whole. Sajah Popham's mission is to share knowledge, tools and medicine that spread the healing power of plants - to not just heal our bodies of disease, but to assist in the evolution of human consciousness back into its natural state. His holistic focus is on finding the universal principles and practices across herbal traditions and using plants in a way that not only brings about physical healing and rejuvenation, but psychological and emotional health, and spiritual transformation. He holds a degree in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University and has studied herbal traditions across the world and with some of North America's top clinical practitioners. His unique approach integrates not only clinical Western herbalism, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, but also the practices of Medical Astrology, Spagyric Alchemy, and western esotericism. Sajah's approach unites these traditional models in a way that utilizes the whole plant (chemistry, energetics and spirit) to heal the whole person (body, spirit and soul) by getting to the root causes of disease. He lives in the Pacific Northwest forest with his wife Whitney. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How an evolutionary herbalist describes his "day job"...06:25 -The study environment at Bastyr University...10:15 -How a disconnection between the human and plant kingdom has helped to create some of the chaos we see today...13:00 -"Vitalism" and its connection to evolutionary herbalism...17:30 -Can plants be misused as is often the case with pharmaceuticals?...23:45 -Molecular herbalism contrasted with evolutionary herbalism...28:50 -How plants have their own electromagnetic field...36:20 -How plants have the same senses we do...40:15 -The "song" of a plant...45:20 -The Doctrine of Signatures and how Sajah "gets to know" a new plant...49:15 -A sneak-preview of what's to come in Part 2 with Sajah...1:07:04 -And...

Duration:01:10:52

Q&A 432: The Latest Pro Athlete Biohacking Tricks, World's First Mouth-Based Weight Loss Device, The Best Lightbulb For Sleep, Early Vs. Late Dinners & Much More!

7/28/2021
bengreenfieldfitness.com/432 News Flashes - Follow Ben on Twitter for more... These biohacking tricks give the world's best footballers the ultimate kick...05:30 I totally agree with this paper endorsing much more *female* research and biologically sexual appropriate studies on human... - while I think "sexist" is an oft over-used or mis-used term, it definitely applies to much scientific research these days...17:15 If you are going to light your house with something other than the incandescent/red incandescent bulbs I use, then OLED appears to be less problematic for circadian rhythm disruption than LED, but still not great: (Get incandescent bulbs of maximum wattage (150w) to avoid the harmful flickering of LED and fluorescent bulbs)...23:05 New article/paper on amino acids, protein and aging DEFINITELY back up that the low-calorie, non-insulinogenic effects of essential amino acids (EAA's) make these a really good way to 'stay anabolic' without excess aging. (thank you @kion aminos...27:35 "Reset" your circadian rhythm with bright light in morning and melatonin at night...34:10 A late dinner isn't as big a deal as most say when it comes to sleep disruption, but experiment/track nonetheless to see if that's the case for you...39:20 You have GOT to be kidding me..."the world's first weight loss device"? Like a chastity belt for your mouth...46:30 Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond-without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless "health foods"! Pre-order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -The Boundless Cookbook -Organifi -Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge -Ra Optics -Butcher Box Listener Q&A: How long does it take to reset the circadian rhythm after above average sunlight exposure?...54:15 How to optimize eating times for an athlete...56:35 What kind of supplements do you recommend for high blood pressure?....1:02:40 bengreenfieldfitness.com/432

Duration:01:10:10

"Drunken" Banter, Unplugging From Wearables, Ketogenic Mistakes In Exercisers & Athletes, Carb Refeeds, Alcohol Hacks & Much More!

7/23/2021
bengreenfieldfitness.com/peakhuman On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had the pleasure to sit down with my new friend Brian Sanders. Brian is the filmmaker behind the feature-length documentary Food Lies and host of the Peak Human podcast. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then turned to technology and sold an app company. He's used his technical background and love for fitness and nutrition to also work as a Health Coach and be the co-founder of the health, media, and technology company SAPIEN. He's also a speaker and the owner of NoseToTail.org providing premium grass-finished meat to the 48 contiguous states. Prior to this podcast, we both did a "shot" of a kratom/kava euphoric-inducing blend called FeelFree, so the podcast got a bit crazy! If you want to try a shot of this stuff for yourself click here and use code INSERT CODE for an XYZ% discount. In this episode, you'll discover: -Brian and Ben have "drunken banter" over some new products...03:05 -About ancestral hacking vs biohacking...06:30 -Why it's important to track your metrics naturally, without wearables...10:05 -The most ideal state to consume food and how to stabilize blood glucose spikes...13:20 -Ben's biggest takeaways from the Faster Study and what it involved...26:10 -What Ben carb loaded before Spartan race days...31:00 -The best way to adapt your diet for improved longevity...41:00 -Ben's best tips for including alcohol into your "healthy" diet...45:10 -Why Ben says it's okay to be weird in the sake of being metabolically well...57:05 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge -Butcher Box -Ra Optics -Levels Health bengreenfieldfitness.com/peakhuman

Duration:01:12:50

Biohacking Muscle Growth: How To Maximize Anabolism & Muscle Hypertrophy Using Targeted Delivery Of Nutrients To Muscle Tissue During Exercise, With Professional Bodybuilder Milos Sarcev.

7/21/2021
It's time to take a deep dive into all things pre-, post-, and during-workout nutrition to maximize recovery, anabolism, muscle hypertrophy, and much more with Milos Sarcev - one of the top bodybuilders of all time. Milos was born on January 17, 1964 in Novi Sad, Serbia (former Yugoslavia), grew up in Be?ej, and at an early age got involved in numerous sporting activities-participating in judo, karate, swimming, soccer, and basketball tournaments as a teenager. At the age of 17, he was introduced to weightlifting and immediately fell in love with bodybuilding. Four years later, he started competing, entered and won his province title (Mr. Vojvodina), his republic title (Mr. Serbia), and finally national title (Mr. Yugoslavia) before going on to compete on the international scene (Mr. Europe and Mr. Universe). He won the 1989 Amateur Mr. Universe competition and started competing as a professional in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB). Milos studied nutritional technology at the University of Novi Sad and moved to the USA in 1987 to pursue his bodybuilding career. In 1989 he won the Amateur Mr. Universe title, in 1991 became an IFBB professional bodybuilder, competing in over 110 bodybuilding shows worldwide (72 of which were IFBB professional competitions), and qualified for the Mr. Olympia contest for 10 consecutive years in the hardest era of bodybuilding (1990s). After his competitive career, Milos became known for coaching/advising numerous professional athletes and Olympic medalists. He took a part in famous BALCO Labs "Project World Record" as a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach for Tim Montgomery-creating the fastest man alive by breaking the World Record on the 100-meter sprint (9.77 seconds) after less than 9 months of coaching. As a bodybuilding coach, he advised over 100 IFBB professional bodybuilders, of which 36 qualified for the most prestigious Mr. Olympia competition. He is a renowned international nutritional expert and speaker; professional trainer; and strength, conditioning, and contest preparation consultant with over 35 years of firsthand industry experience. Milos has become one of the most prominent authorities on nutrition and the human body as relates to athletic performance, earning him the industry moniker "The Mind." He is considered to be one of the most influential bodybuilders in history, pioneering the usage of specific intra-workout nutritional sports supplementation through his Hyperemia Advantage System, which revolutionized the whole sports supplementation industry. Milos' methods of training and hormonal manipulation for achieving a hyper-anabolic state and maximal hypertrophy are now accepted by millions around the world. During this discussion, you'll discover: -The background on Milos' interest on muscle growth...6:25 -Milos' ideas and theories put into real-world practice...16:00 -The substances Milos uses alongside EAAs during training...29:45 -Proper timing and dosage of supplementation before and during a workout...37:15 -How Milos structures his diet for optimal training...42:00 -Why supplementation during the workout is necessary...45:45 -How post-workout supplement differs from the pre-, and during-workout...49:15 -Milos' carnosine strategy...54:05 -What Milos' training looked like during his peak vs. now...57:10 -Why essential amino acids are so...essential...1:10:05 Milos' actual training - Body split workouts, warm-up, and exercise selection: I always begin my workout with 10 minutes of cardio, then move to leg extensions to further warm up my muscles, tendons, and ligaments. I take three seconds to raise the weight, two seconds to hold it at the top, and three seconds to complete the negative. Although I don't advocate locking out your knees on squats, lunges, and leg presses, I do recommend fully contracting your quads on leg extensions,...

Duration:01:15:03

Ben Greenfield Interview With Red Bull On The Meaning Of Life, The Best Biohacks, The Perfect Day, Diet Customization & More!

7/16/2021
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/redbull Occasionally, I'm interviewed by magazines, other podcasts, authors, radio networks, etc., and occasionally, I also release those interviews with the journalist in public. After all, whatever you say on an interview can and will be used against you right? Just kidding. This interview actually went quite well, and was recorded to be published in The Red Bulletin Innovator, published by the Red Bull Media House, distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland plus digitally in several other languages online (including English). The interview with me is an 8-page-opener for a special section about biohacking, and the issue will be out in September. The interview was conducted by Andreas Breitfeld, a German biohacker and founder of the first biohacking lab in Germany, along with author Stefan Wagner. In this episode, you'll discover: -Is there such thing as a "perfect life"?...03:55 Full mind, body, spirit optimization Not fully attainable due to our fallen human nature Our fallibility can be a beautiful thing; keeps us humble and grounded Problems spur progress Most people exist in a sub-optimal state Many obstacles to an optimal life humanity today we weren't exposed to before Always learning new things to optimize mind, body, spirit -What is the meaning of life?...10:35 The meaning life is "survival" Maslow's hierarchy of needs Ben subscribes to a higher power, absolute truth "Savor, enjoy God's creation while loving others; identify our calling and make a positive impact" John Piper: "We are designed to fully glorify God by being fully satisfied in Him." -Is your personal health the best expression of seeking meaning in your life?...16:35 Focusing on your own health is the opposite of seeking true meaning in life Focusing on others makes your own health more gratifying Take care of your health in order to serve others Use biohacks in order to best serve those who depend on you Put on your own oxygen mask first; but don't dwell on all the technical details, help people! -How to find the balance between optimal health and a worthwhile life...20:40 Self-quantification (genetics, HRV, sleep cycles) Oura Ring Apollo Genetic test we recommend Biome test (viome?) Food allergy test Blood panel, micronutrient Make serving others your prime focus in your life Spiritual Disciplines Journal Don't ignore the heart/gut impulses Self-optimization with the goal of "others-optimization" -Ben's "elevator pitch" to embrace biohacking...29:00 Understand what problem you want to fix before identifying which bio hack to use Joovv light panels Clearlight sauna ReTimer glasses Earthing sandals Hot/cold contrast The Body Electric by Robert Bekcer Healing is Voltage by Jerry Tennant Structured water Use salt and minerals the right way Quinton Aqua True liquid minerals -How to approach biohacks that aren't advocated by mainstream science...38:25 Earthing documentary Book by Clint Ober BGF podcast w/ Clint Ober PEMF mats and pads Use self-quantification to identify what is and isn't working for you Many biohacks simulate what nature is already doing -How to be a human guinea pig without harming one's self...42:20 Blood glucose monitor Track sleep cycles and melatonin levels Don't try any biohacks you don't feel comfortable doing Weirdest biohacks Ben has tried: Build muscle using electrical stimulation Whipworms and tapeworms Ensure there's ample evidence of a biohack's efficacy before using -What will it look like when Ben is an old man?...46:40 -What to do when you're lacking motivation to fill your life's purpose...50:20 -And much more... Resources mentioned in this episode: Episode sponsors -Organifi Green Juice -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Kion Refer a Friend -Thrive Market https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/redbull

Duration:00:56:49

Q&A 431: Psychedelics, Morning Glory Seeds, Bliss-Producing Oils, Cannabis For Sex, How To Have Way More Sex In Your Marriage & Much More!

7/14/2021
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/431 Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast? Click here, or use the 'contact' button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! News Flashes - Follow Ben on Twitter for more... Good one: "Psychedelics Weren't As Common in Ancient Cultures As We Think"08:40 Interesting...why chewing morning glory seeds gets you high: (I guess Home Depot is probably going to sell out of seeds once this becomes common knowledge)...14:20 Interesting that vegetable oils trigger the 'bliss molecule' anandamide. May that's why that baked goodie or potato chip is so darn addictive (veg oils kinda like using THC for munchies!)...18:55 Ladies - it appears cannabis makes sex better...22:25 How to have WAY MORE SEX in your marriage...25:40 Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond-without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless "health foods"! Pre-order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion Clean Energy Bars -Organifi Green Juice -Magic Spoon -Paleo Valley Organ Complex Listener Q&A: Tips for training children...38:00 Supplements that increase NAD, and other plants that make you feel high...47:30 bengreenfieldfitness.com/431

Duration:01:06:43