Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Perform

Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Perform

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Episodes

Tim Ferriss and Ben Greenfield Delve Into Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/titans For the last two years, my guest on today's show has interviewed more than 200 world-class performers, ranging from super celebs like Jamie Foxx and Arnold Schwarzenegger to professional athletes and icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing and beyond, to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For many of his guests, this is the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview, and this unusual depth has helped him create a massive collection of tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else.  If you hadn't yet guessed, my guest is Tim Ferriss, and just this week, Tim has taken his notebook of high-leverage tools that he has vetted, explored, and applied to his own life, and published it for the entire world to delve into - all in the form of a nearly 700 page book that could probably double as a self-defense weapon. The name of the book, entitled Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, delves into the dozens of tactics and philosophies Tim has picked up from his guests and used successfully in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, and large business dealings, saving him millions of dollars and years of wasted effort and frustration. In this episode, I put Tim in the hotseat as we not only discuss his new book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, but also go far beyond and delve into difficult, deep questions about Tim's life. During this episode, you'll discover: -How Tim got started in business by creating and selling a smart drug that turned out to be a physical ergogenic performance enhancing aid...[9:55] -The ingredients of Tim's first supplement he created...[12:10] -The biggest "stacks", techniques and biohacks Tim now uses for enhancing cognitive function that he doesn't think he ever would have discovered without having a podcast...[17:50] -The #1 tactic Tim eventually used to heal himself of Lyme disease...[20:55] -What Tim's workstation looks like, and how he manages to write massive books while maintaining fitness in his work environment...[43:15] -The exact contents of Tim's "six-piece gym in a bag"...[50:20] -Why Tim is convinced that training like a gymnast is one of the best way you can sculpt an amazing body...[56:54]   - The major fitness, diet and lifestyle modifications Tim has made since starting the podcast that he doesn't think he would have made had he not had a podcast...[65:30] -The 17 absurd questions Tim asks himself to change his life and solve problems...[66:20] -What Tim has implemented lately to enhance his anti-aging and longevity (and his thoughts on anti-aging supplements)...[75:30] -The dead inventor Tim would want to bring back to life and have on his podcast (and the questions he would ask)...[85:35] -Why Tim hasn't created a "brand"...[88:55] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers -The 4-Hour Body Book Review: Why Tim Ferriss’s Book Could Be A Huge Waste Of Your Time, But Might Change Your Life. -My second podcast with Tim: Behind The Scenes Of The Tim Ferriss Experiment: 15 Pounds Of Muscle, Turmeric Tea, Urban Evasion & More! -My first podcast with Tim: Tim Ferriss Cold Thermogenesis Special Episode -Dr. Daniel Amen NFL study -BrainQuicken -Pruvit Keto / OS -Furniture Sliders -My podcast on NAD therapy -Benjamin Franklin biography Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tim or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

How To Get Faster Fast, The Best Shortcuts To Power, Why Conventional Speed Training Sucks & More With Nick Curson.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/speedofsport My guest on today's podcast is Coach Nick Curson, owner of Speed of Sport. He has produced multiple World, National, International, and Collegiate Champions. He is the head strength and conditioning coach for the famous ALA Boxing Gym in Cebu, Philippines and his primary areas of study are Eastern Bloc Strength & Conditioning, Plyometrics, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Rehabilitative Exercise. Speed of Sport is owned and operated by Nick Curson. With over 18 years of experience in nearly every type of strength training modality, Nick has studied extensively with top scientists, sports trainers, strength coaches, Olympic lifters, physical therapists, bio mechanical engineers, professional boxing trainers, martial artists, and more to develop the unique system of training for speed that we discuss on today's show. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Nick is so into training the nervous system when it comes to full body performance (vs., say, the cardiovascular or muscular system)...[10:50] -The training components Nick emphasizes that most other coaches and personal trainers don't...[14:40] -Why heavy strength training is something that you shouldn't do very often vs. power and speed training...[24:30] -How to strike a balance between muscle hypertrophy and muscle speed...[34:30] -The best way to measure the speed of your muscles and rate of force development...[38:45] -Why Nick always starts by training an athlete's feet and proprioception...[46:40] -How this type of training can be used by endurance athletes like triathletes, marathoners and obstacle course racers...[54:32] -How new "biohacking" headsets like tDCS can increase rate of force development, power and explosiveness...[58:45] -Nick's top body weight exercises for developing speed...[61:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -SpeedOfSport.com - use coupon BEN -Halo Neuroscience headset for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) -Shuttle Systems plyometric machines -My interview with Jon Bruney on Neuromass training -The Bjornsen study Ben discusses (from Paul Jaminet's website) -The mPower device for measuring rate of force development Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nick or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

The Art Of Biohacking Your Feng Shui & Transforming Your Home Into A Complete Wellness Sanctuary.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/melissa When you imagine the spaces where you feel the most inspired, rejuvenated and energized, you probably picture a retreat or wellness sanctuary. But why not make your own home a complete wellness sanctuary? Enter the concept of Feng Shui, which is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. My guest on today's podcast is a complete Feng Shui freak who specializes in enhancing the energy of your external environment - especially your home, so that you can be more productive and more healthy in the place you probably spend the majority of your time. Her name is Melissa Ambrosini, and she is the bestselling author of "Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love", a speaker, entrepreneur and self-love teacher. Melissa teaches women how to master their inner "Mean Girl", smash through limiting beliefs, and ditch the self-doubt so that they can start truly living the life of their dreams.  Named a self-help guru by Elle Magazine her mission is to inspire women across the globe to create a heart-centered life one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Melissa's special biohacks, tricks, tips and tools she specifically uses at her computer and with her recording equipment to keep her office Feng Shui "dialed in"...[9:30] -Whether you should try to fix mold and fungus issues or just look for a different home...[17:00] -Should you test a home or apartment before you move into it, and if so, what should you test for? [22:30] -How you can create more negative ions in your home, and why you should do it...[29:00] -What kind of plants Melissa has in her home that are specifically designed to detox the air...[33:20] -How Himalayan salt lamps can completely change the health of the air in your home...[36:30] -The special vacuum cleaner that Melissa uses to kill mold and fungi on carpet and flooring...[38:10] -Why Melissa hired a woman to come to her house to do an "energy clearing", and quantum physics proves this type of concept to actually work...[43:00 & 51:50] -What Melissa does to improve the feng shui when she's out of her element, like at a hotel...[50:50 & 58:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home by Ben Greenfield -Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love -The IrisTech software Ben mentions -True To Form book for Foundation Training -Ben's interview with Dave Asprey about how to control mold in his home -SurvivingMold.com -Air Oasis Air Purifier -Negative Ion Generator -Himalayan Salt Lamp -The Rainbow vacuum -Essential Oil Diffuser -Drunk Tank Pink book -Ben's "How To Detox Your Home" article -Ben's interview on healing frequencies -Structured water filters than Ben uses -11 Ways To Biohack A Hotel Room, Stay Healthy When You Travel & Keep Globetrotting From Slowly Killing You. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Melissa or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Decoding The Science Behind The Best Tasting Bone Broth On The Face Of The Planet.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kettleandfire There's much more to bone broth than meets the eye. Take the bones for example. Killer bones make killer bone broth, but not all bones are created equal. Knuckle, patella, femur, and feet bones actually make the best broth, because these bones have been proven to contain the highest concentration of white and red stem-cell marrow, as well as the highest levels of collagen - one of the major benefits of drinking bone broth. The ingredients matter too. For example, you can achieve one of the most nourishing bone broths on the face of the planet when you combine marrow bones like those listed above (from pasture raised, grass-fed cows) with organic carrots, organic onions, organic celery, organic bay leaves, organic parsley, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of black peppercorn, sea salt, thyme and rosemary extract. Bone broth packaging matters too. Most bone broth companies aren’t USDA approved and require their bone broth to be frozen. This makes shipping a hassle (not to mention expensive!) makes the bone broth hard to store, and requires the heavy addition of preservatives, nasty additives and extra sodium or worse yet, packaging that is chock full of pathogens and germs. But this kind of information flies under the radar, so in today's podcast, my guest Justin Mares and I pull back the curtain on all things bone broth. Justin is the founder of Kettle & Fire bone broth, the first ever fresh, never frozen organic bone broth company, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -Why bone broth is supposed to form a gelatin when it's in your fridge, and why you shouldn't eat it if it doesn't "gel"...[9:52] -Whether there's any actual research on bone broth, or just on the individual components of it, like glycine or glucosamine or collagen...[14:50] -Which is the best type of broth: cow, chicken or fish...[22:37] -What the best kind of bones are for bone broth...[29:45] -The difference between red-cell marrow and white-cell marrow, and which you should consume...[31:45] -Why Kettle & Fire adds to their bone broth 100% grass-fed cows, organic carrots, organic celery, organic onions, organic bay leaves, organic apple cider vinegar, and reverse osmosis purified water...[34:10] -The best temperature for bone broth to keep nutrients from degrading...[36:50] -How can you actually get a packaged and shipped bone broth sent to your house without having a bunch of preservatives and artificial crap in it...[39:18] -Why you should stay far away from any grocery store bone broths...[43:00] -How bone broth can be used to lose weight, stay in ketosis, heal a leaky gut, fix constipation, and much more...[46:55] Resources from this episode: -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth (that link gets you $10 off any order, and additional discounts if you add more bone broth cartons to your cart). -The study Justin mentioned about glycine attenuating the insulin spike that comes with glucose ingestion. -Ben's bark tea recipe Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Justin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

How To Explore Your Body & Your Body's Electrical Charge In Unprecedented Detail: The Future Of Body & Brain Imaging.  

Two months ago, I laid in a long, metal tube in a London hospital, staring at the blank white walls around me as the entire room buzzed and hummed with the sounds of high-tech analysis. I was getting a "Magnetic Resonance Imaging" procedure done - also known as an "MRI". But this was no typical MRI. I wasn’t injured and I wasn’t sick: I was simply immersed in a brand new form of cutting-edge image analysis - an ultra-fast MRI scan to deliver precise quantification of fat and muscle tissue within hours - designed to give me a complete analysis of the entire structure of my body and brain - from extremely accurate body fat percentage and body fat distribution of visceral and subcutaneous fat, to the nitty-gritty details of everything from lean muscle and the brain, and beyond. In today’s podcast, I'm going to take a deep dive into how you can do this type of advanced analysis of your body’s structure, the future of MRI testing for performance, longevity and aesthetics, and much more - including a very special appearance by Dr. Jack Kruse on how MRI's can be used to analyze something called the "redox potential" of the human body. My first guest in this episode is Marcus Foster. Marcus spent most of his career as a Product Manager for technology companies, including 8 years at Google. In November 2011, he was involved in a serious cycling accident, breaking four ribs and his collarbone. He started playing around with 3D volume renderings of the CT scan that was done of his thorax as a result of the accident. He was blown away by how beautiful the human body looks on the inside. A year later he got knocked off his bike again, this time breaking his wrist, leading to another CT scan. The next year he was diagnosed with a tumor in his head and had to have a series of MRI scans. While he was gradually collecting imagery of different parts of his body, it seemed difficult to scale this model. In 2014, Marcus left Google and started Klarismo with the goal of making medical imaging more accessible to consumers as a means to explore and understand their own bodies. My second guest in this episode, Dr. Jack Kruse, is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog, JackKruse.com, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa). During our discussion, you’ll discover: -The series of horrific cycling accidents and eventually a tumor that led Marcus to delve into the fascinating world of CT scanning and MRI scanning...[10:45] -The little-known medical condition that can lead to low testosterone in men, and how you can find out if you have it...[18:20] -How something called a "Klarismo" scan is different than any other form of MRI...[24:12] -Whether MRI's are dangerous at all, especially in terms of radiation or exposure to "dirty electricity"...[25:30] -How you can find out the size of your brain, and the link between that and intelligence...[35:00] -What you can actually do with data that shows your precise fat and muscle distribution...[38:07] -The future of MRI testing, and how you can actually determine the positive and negative charges within tissue...[45:00] -What exactly "redox potential" is and what an MRI can tell you about your body's redox potential...[58:10] -Why Jack Kruse thinks Ben's tattoos have deleteriously affected his redox potential...[71:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Prolactinoma (benign tumor that can cause low testosterone in men) -The "Dixon" MRI method -MRI vs. CAT scan -Dr. Jack Kruse's articles on "Biohacking Your MRI" and "Fixing Your Redox" -The Niox Mino device that Jack mentions for measuring nitric oxide -My intranasal light therapy podcast -Click here to download Ben's complete raw data from his own Klarismo scan. There are several free tools you can use to view this raw data (DICOM files): -For Mac users: Horos -For Windows users: RadiAnt -For Linux users: RadiAnt, also check out this video. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Marcus or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

42 Different Ways To Build A Better Brain, The Problem With Modern Smart Drugs, Hacking Your Neurons & More.  

My guest on today's podcast believes there's a big problem in the field of nootropics, smart drugs and cognitive enhancement: namely that the entire movement has followed some pretty extreme reductionist tendencies. When it comes to popping pills and using biohacks and self-quantification to make your body and brain smarter, research has indeed proliferated. There is a dizzying plethora of scientific findings focused on individual neurotransmitters, mechanisms, parts of the neurotransmission cycle, cell walls, receptor sites, brain/blood flow, and hundreds of other isolated variables. In other words, there are lots of parts and plenty of “findings” and “mechanisms.” But to date, there exists no prevailing meta-theory of the complex interactions that make up the whole of cognitive enhancement. Many various disconnected insights have so far fallen short of addressing the complex dynamics of all the interacting parts. For this reason, most nootropic, smart drug and brain biohacking products are developed to narrowly optimize one aspect of cognitive capability, only to have unexpected drawbacks, deleterious side effects and impacts on other areas. By performing a principled meta-analysis and synthesis of existing research, we can better understand the complex dynamics and emergent homeostatic relationships within the brain and from these kinds of insights we can yield a truly advanced complex meta-theory of cognitive enhancement. Daniel Schmachtenberger, my guest on this podcast, wants to do just this. Daniel began seriously studying health and neurology when he became afflicted with neurological and autoimmune illnesses that had no known solutions in either allopathic or complementary medicine. The insights that lead to his healing came from developing a new model for understanding physiology and pathology, which he then applied to helping many people address various forms of complex illness and optimize their capabilities beyond their previous healthy baselines. Daniel was the academic dean for a college of mind-body medicine and has consulted for many cutting edge integrative doctors and medical clinics to help find novel solutions for complex cases. He created and ran a cutting edge think tank developing complex systems solutions for environmental and social issues, and has directed a transdisciplinary group of scholars on a philosophy of mind project addressing core questions of mind / brain interface and developed what he calls "an axiomatic reformulation for the epistemology of neuroscience". He has a significant background with and love for psychedelics, nootropics, meditation, depth psychology, and all effective tools for evolving states and stages of consciousness and evolving the human experience. Daniel focuses in bringing together the best scientific research on each individual mechanism and pathway supporting cognitive development, and integrating them into a whole systems view, a complex framework of integrative neuroscience and one of the most comprehensive nootropic stacks ever made called "Qualia". During our discussion, you'll discover: -What a "dream nootropic" would look like if it were to target every single component of cognitive enhancement...[16:55 & 68:45] -How nootropics can go beyond an acute effect and actually chronically change your brain structure or "wiring", including neuron and synapse development, increased mitochondrial ATP, healthier cell structures and increased neural complexity...[21:00 & 49:30] -How you can actually induce the creation of new brain stem cells to heal things like traumatic brain injury, excitotoxicity and oxidative damage to the brain...[24:54] -Two easy ways to test how your central nervous system and memory recall is responding to certain compounds you consume...[27:45] -My personal experience with the "God pill" that Daniel developed...[42:45] -What makes something a "nootropic" compound vs. just a nutrient or a vitamin or a smart drug...[47:00 & 59:35] -The little-known substance know as the "love drug" that can increase euphoria and empathy...[50:18] -A compound that can be bound to caffeine to cause caffeine to last longer without a crash...[52:20] -The little-known effects a nootropic can have that you may not know about, such as decreased tendency to procrastinate, increased stress resilience, lucid dreaming, and beyond...[55:20 ] -How Vitamin D delivered in a form called "Microencapsulated Cholecalciferol" can act on specific brain targets...[61:25] -Which form of magnesium is best for neural targeting...[74:55] -Why it's absolutely crucial that you include something called "choline donors" when you consume a nootropic...[78:00] -The actual clinical research behind the Qualia formulation that Daniel helped to develop, and why it must be taken as a 1-2 combo...[82:25] -Whether this stuff safe to take if you compete in sports sanctioned by organization such as WADA, USADA, the Olympics, etc...[86:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode:

How *Not* To Microwave Yourself In A Sauna, Cooking Turkeys With Infrared Rays, Low EMF Saunas, Heat Detox Protocols & More!  

It's no secret that I am obsessed with heat therapy, infrared sauna, heat shock proteins, infrared and just about anything that has to do with sitting in a sauna... For example, in the article "Ben Greenfield’s Sauna Workout (The Exact Sauna Workout I Do Every Morning)", I describe my elaborate morning routine that I perform each day in my sauna. In "Ten Scientifically Proven Reasons I Am Addicted To A Daily Sauna", I delve into the nitty-gritty science behind sauna use for everything from increasing growth hormone to maintaining muscle to enhancing skin health and more. Then, in "Three Ways To Biohack A Sauna For More Heat, A Better Detox & Enhanced Fitness", I show you how I biohacked my own home sauna to maximize the effects of daily sauna. My first guest in today's podcast, Dr. Raleigh Duncan, is a Chiropractor who recognized the health benefits of infrared saunas early on when he was using them with excellent results with his patients. In 1996, he decided to dedicate his efforts to designing, manufacturing and distributing infrared saunas, as a way to help people heal and live healthier lives. Dr. Duncan is recognized as an early pioneer in the infrared sauna industry and has numerous patents and patents pending for his unique sauna technologies. Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Duncan spent 20 years as a manufacturing consultant. He's actively involved in the day-to-day operations of Sauna Works and Clearlight Saunas and he's always discovering better ways to heal the human body through the power of infrared. Andy Kaps is also on this show. He is the President / COO of Sauna Works, and has spent the last 25 years building and implementing management systems, networking and Internet systems to streamline businesses. Andy joined the Sauna Works team in 2004 and has worked closely with Raleigh to develop the new technologies and innovations used in Clearlight Saunas. Together Raleigh and Andy have collaborated to take the infrared sauna to new heights of functionality and therapeutic value. Some of their firsts include combining carbon and ceramic into one ultra-powerful hybrid infrared heater, eliminating EMF and ELF exposure in the sauna, utilizing powerful 500 watt Full Spectrum heaters, and creating the world's 1st full spectrum yoga sauna. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How to cut through the confusion between near-infrared, mid-infrared and far-infrared...[11:20 & 17:55] -Why your body produces infrared wavelengths...[14:45 & 16:05] -How you can "lower EMF" in a sauna, and what happens to your body if you don't do that...[20:55 & 23:00] -Why you keep sweating for a long time after you get out of an infrared sauna...[26:48] -Two easy ways to accelerate the detoxification effect that occurs in a sauna...[35:30] -How you can use a sauna to maintain muscle mass...[43:50] -How the use of a sauna can increase heart rate variability (HRV)...[46:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -For more information on getting yourself a Clearlight sauna, call 800.317.5070 or go to HealwithHeat.com. Use discount code "BEN" to get $450 off the regular Clearlight sauna prices for any sauna and a "Gift with Purchase" of a very cool ergonomic backrest. -Ben Greenfield’s Sauna Workout (The Exact Sauna Workout I Do Every Morning) -Ten Scientifically Proven Reasons I Am Addicted To A Daily Sauna. -Three Ways To Biohack A Sauna For More Heat, A Better Detox & Enhanced Fitness -Infrared turkey fryer -The YoungLiving Essential Oils Ben uses in his sauna (try the blend "Clarity"!) -The BenGreenfieldFitness Clearlight Sauna giveaway -Niasafe by Thorne as a non-flushing form of niacin -The Trace Liquid Minerals Ben uses in a sauna Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Raleigh, Andy or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Probiotic Enemas, Digestive Enzyme Myths, Breathing 10 Kilograms of Oxygen, Low-Protein Diets & More!  

Matt Gallant is an entrepreneur, a poker champion, an ex-rock guitarist, a strength and conditioning coach with a degree in kinesiology, the CEO of a company called BiOptimizers, and a guy who send me e-mails like this: "Subject line: probiotic enema Break open a handful of capsules and ferment in coconut water...reaches peak power around 4-5 hours of fermentation. However you live in a cooler climate so it might take longer. You can drink it, and if it's still sweet then you can go longer. When it starts to become a bit acidic, that's when it is at it's peak. For enema, retention time should be 15-20 minutes. I like doing the Batman enema. I'll go upside down with the Om Swing so it really works it's way down. I tend to do this after two days of fasting so it really takes care of old bad bacteria..." As you can imagine, this dude thinks outside the box when it comes to nutrition and health. He is also joined on today's podcast by , a natural bodybuilder, vegetarian and low-protein diet advocate. Wade is a 3-time All Natural Bodybuilding Champion, advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, director of Education at BiOptimizers Nutrition and a vegetarian for over 13 years. He is also the author of several books including the best-selling books “Staying Alive in a Toxic World”. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The reason Matt does probiotic and digestive enzyme enemas...[9:25] -The full-head laser light therapy treatment Matt does on his body each morning...[14:40] -What you need to look for if you are going to use an ionizing water plate to alkalinize your water...[16:30] -The method Wade uses to breathe in 10 kilograms of oxygen each morning...[22:20] -Why Wade consumes Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) each morning...[25:15] -How Wade maintains and builds muscle on a low-protein, vegetarian diet...[32:40] -Why can't your body just digest food all on it's own without an enzyme...[37:00] -The 13 different types of digestive enzymes, and how to know when you should take which...[45:20] -A muscle-building hack you can use by breaking open digestive enzymes and probiotics and adding them to a shake or smoothie...[50:20] -Why BiOptimizers only has one single strain in their probiotic formula...[53:50] -What happens if you take digestive enzymes on an empty stomach...[57:50] -How to use digestive enzymes combined with salt as a potent meat tenderizer...[63:25] -The groundbreaking enzyme study that showed hematoma recovery to go from 15.6 days to 6.6 days, swelling from 10 days to 4 days, restriction of movement from 12.6 days to 5 days, inflammation from 10.5 days to 3.8 days and unfit for training status from 10.2 days to 4.2 days...[64:45] -The biggest mistakes most people make when using digestive enzymes...[68:00] -Whether you should take digestive enzymes before, during or after a meal...[71:55] -Matt's step-by-step protocol for giving yourself a highly effective probiotic enema...[74:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Bioptimizers website where you can find Matt and Wade's probiotic and MassZymes P3-OM digestive enzyme blends

362: Donald Trump's Exercise Routine, Altitude Vs. Heat Training, Can Kids Take Smart Drugs, Can Ketosis Cause Muscle Damage & More.  

November 9, 2016 Podcast: 362: Donald Trump's Exercise Routine, Altitude Vs. Heat Training, Can Kids Take Smart Drugs, Can Ketosis Cause Muscle Damage & More. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: A genetics-based algorithm for personalizing your set and rep scheme for weight training. Cool. Holy. Wow. On the effects of altitude training vs. heat on physical performance. SUPER interesting and practical takeaways if you like sauna. WEIRD: Study Finds That Athletes Perform Better When Reminded of Their Impending Death. I love these practical nutrient optimizing tips from @mark_sisson. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -HealthIQ- Get a free life insurance quote by going to Health IQ.com/BEN. -Nuts.com - enter code FITNESS for 4 free samples with any order! -Harrys.com - get $5 off anything with code BEN -Teeter - for a limited time, you can get the Teeter Inversion Table with bonus accessories and a FREE pair of Gravity Boots so you can invert at home or take the boots with you to the gym. To get this deal, which is a savings of over $138, go to getteeter.com/ben -Click here to donate any amount you'd like to support the podcast! -Clearlight is GIVING away a sauna to Ben Greenfield Fitness Fans. Click here to enter. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Weston A. Price Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up Dec 2-4, 2016: Unbeatable Mind Retreat. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to hang out with Navy Seals and Ben at the annual Unbeatable Mind Retreat in Carlsbad, California. Click here to register. Get the resources to Ben's 2015 Unbeatable Mind presentation here. Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code “BEN” gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Craig Dinkel? It was a must-listen – "Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Arfentinian LIver Anydrate & Much More”. Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. Can Kids Take Smart Drugs? Jens says: He's from the Netherlands, and he's wondering what the best supplements are for kids to get their max performance at school? In my response, I recommend: -L-Theanine by Thorne -Fish Oil -Magnesium (e.g. Kid's Calm Liquid Multi) -Neurohacker Collective Qualia (use code BEN15 to save 15% or BEN15r to save 15% on recurring) Can Ketosis Cause Muscle Damage? Dave says: He's 4 weeks into ketosis and 5 weeks out from his first marathon. He did a 24k run yesterday and afterwards he had pale brown urine and he was advised to go to emergency where they told him he has rhabdomyolysis because his body

Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More.  

I first met today's podcast guest when he sent me a bottle of strange pills in the mail. Normally, I would toss such a bottle into my pantry or garage with all the other random powders, oils, capsules, pills, lotions and creams that often show up at my house... ...but this bottle intrigued me. Along with echinacea and beet root extract, the bottle contained a bunch of other stuff I'd never heard of. Stuff like "Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae". "Defatted, Vegan, Grass Fed Argentinian Liver Anhydrate". A version of Cordyceps with the name "Sinesis". So I called the guy who sent it to me and asked him what it was for. It turns out that he, and this bottle, are far from normal. His name is Craig Dinkel, and on today's podcast, you'll discover: -How Craig went from almost drowning in the pool to being one of the fastest swimmers in the world... [8:30] -How Craig cut 7 seconds off his 100-meter time while swimming in highschool...[14:40] -Why Craig took bee pollen and royal jelly while training for the Olympic swim team...[22:20] -The fitness strategies Craig used to train the celebrity musicians he worked with...[25:45] -The training Craig used to switch from swim performance to mountaineering...[49:00] -How echinacea can increase red blood cell count just as much as the illegal performance-enhancing drug EPO...[69:26] -The fascinating new research on the ability of beet extract to turn white storage fat into calorie-burning brown fat...[68:30] -How high amounts of desiccated liver increased time-to-exhaustion in the lab by over 750%...[71:42] -The rare fungal extract from larvae that can cause your body to produce ATP, even in the absence of calories...[67:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The beet juice/brown fat study Ben mentions -Into Thin Air" book -Thorne Niasafe -BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code ben to get 20% discount and free shipping) Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Why Your Heart Is Not A Pump (& What Most Doctors Don't Know About The True Cause Of Heart Disease).  

I first introduced you to Dr. Thomas Cowan in the podcast episode released a few weeks ago entitled "How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables, Why A Plant Is Like An Upside-Down Human, Little-Known Superfood Plants & More!" In that episode, you learn how when Dr. Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke grad-student, bright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalism - he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price - two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was―and continues to be―practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with what we didn't really talk much about in that previous podcast: a heart condition. He was intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner’s provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner’s claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In his new book "Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease", which is a deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account of his own struggle with heart disease, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim... ...not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease - with its origins in the blood vessels - is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In today's episode, Dr. Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body’s most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves―and one another. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The strange root vegetable (which you probably haven't heard of) that Dr. Cowan had for breakfast before our interview...[7:56] -Dr. Cowan's own heart struggles that caused him to have a heartbeat of over 200 beats per minute while playing basketball...[9:20] -Why it is physically impossible for the heart to be able to pump blood through the body in the way that you (and your doctor) have learned...[13:25 & 15:25] -How the way that blood flows through your body is actually quite similar to the way that water flows through a giant, tall tree...[28:45] -What a "chestahedron" shape is, why is the exact shape of your heart, and how it creates a very unique vortex inside your chest....[40:35] -How I personally structure my family's water in a way extremely similar to the way that the heart structures and "spirals" your blood...[42:30] -Why most doctors don't know about this concept of the heart not being a pump...[45:50] -Why coronary angiograms, bypass surgery and stents don't work...[54:00] -A strange Brazilian plant molecule called "Gstrophanthin" and why Dr. Cowan talks about it in the book...[66:50] -How to use fats, oils, vitamin K, parasympathetic nervous system activators and compression therapy to drastically lower your risk of a heart attack...[70:15] -The single biggest key to preventing heart disease...[76:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease -My interview on structured water "Is All Water The Same" with Dr. Gerald Pollack -The whole house structured water filter Ben uses to create a "vortex" for his drinking water -The NatureBeat heart rate variability system Ben uses every morning to measure his nervous system -The Strophansus extract / ouabain Dr. Cowan mentions -Organic emu oil -Vitamin D/K2 blend -The Normatec recovery compression boots that Ben wears Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Cowan or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

An Anti-Aging Chat With A 65-Year-Old Finnish Businessman Who Plays Tennis Left & Right Handed, Defies Modern "Unhealthy" Clothing Fashion & Invented The Most Unique Chair In The World.  

At last year's Biohackers’ Summit in London, I met an intriguing 65 year old man named Veli-Jussi Jalkanen. T his guy goes by the nickname "Vessi", and he is one of the most physically talented older men I've ever met in my life. He competes in several sports on a national and competitive level, including shooting, military 3-skill sport, diving and sprinting. He also rides horses, plays tennis both left-handed and right-handed, swims, skis, skin-dives, walks extremely long distances and swing dances. The guy can crank out 25 pullups, speaks multiple languages, owns several multinational corporations and looks like he's about 40 years old. Velli's primary business is the Finnish company "Salli Systems" which develops ergonomically friendly furniture based on some very unique sitting concepts, like his "Salli Saddle Chair" (a unique seat modeled after horse-riding techniques) and electrically adjustable tables with elbow and wrist support. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Vessi only spends about 10% of his day in a standing position, and what he does the rest of the time...[7:45] -How a desk can automatically detect whether you're typing or reading...[8:50] -How a saddle chair allows you to sit but "fools" your body into thinking you are standing...[10:50] -Why clothing is an unfriendly nuisance to your body (and the sitting-friendly clothing that Vessi uses)...[16:30] -How Vessi gets away with not wearing underwear all day long...[18:45] -Why you really don't need a backrest behind your chair...[23:10] -How Vessi taught himself how to play tennis with both his right and left hand...[27:20] -The 6 toys that Vessi keeps in his office to stay fit...[35:30] -Why Velli eats so many berries, and only one specific type of grain...[43:00] -How Vessi healed himself of osteoarthritis...[50:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Salli's website BackDesigns.com (use code BGF2016) -The November 18 Biohackers’ Summit in Helsinki, Finland (use 10% discount code BEN) -The Luxe Bidet Ben uses -The JOOVV light Ben now uses to "shine on his balls" for testosterone -The MOGO Upright stool Ben mentions -The JABRA 930 headset Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Veli or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

361: 12 Futuristic Inventions That Could Save Your Life, The Best Way To Purify Your Water, How To Fight Food Cravings & More!  

October 26, 2016 Podcast: 361: 12 Futuristic Inventions That Could Save Your Life, The Best Way To Purify Your Water, How To Fight Food Cravings & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: Better sex, anti-aging and the Fountain Of Youth…with…Rosemary? 12 futuristic products that might change your life: (what's cooler, the @Ouraring or a glamping toilet?). Glycerol got banned by WADA years ago for "hyperhydration"...but this legal, cheap trick works even better. (here are the sodium chloride tablets Ben mentions) This just in: ibuprofen kills your heart. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -KimeraKoffee.com - use code BEN for 10% discount! (check out the article with Dr. Chopra on why you should drink coffee here) -Nuts.com - enter code FITNESS for 4 free samples with any order! -Onnit.com/bengreenfield - get 5% off all fitness gear and 10% off all supplements! -Clearlight is GIVING away a sauna to Ben Greenfield Fitness Fans. Click here to enter. -Going to the Tough Mudder in Vegas? Come hang out with Ben at this Meetup! Click here to register. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Weston A. Price Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up. Dec 2-4, 2016: Unbeatable Mind Retreat. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to hang out with Navy Seals and Ben at the annual Unbeatable Mind Retreat in Carlsbad, California. Click here to register. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Peter Shankman? It was a must-listen – "Why ADD and ADHD Are Good For You, (And Supplements, Foods, And Lifestyles to Help With ADD and ADHD) ”. Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best Way To Purify Your Water Karissa says: Karissa has a question about your home water purification system - she wants to know what brand it is and what type you use? She loves the show and thank you so much for all the hard work you put into it! In my response, I recommend: -How To Detox Your Home article -Home water test kit -Public water supply reports from the EPA -State certified laboratories for drinking water from the EPA -Structured Water Filter: Hydro Energiser Whole House Structured Water Unit -Aquatru countertop filtration (you can get a $100 discount by using code "$100".) Natural Fixes For Adult ADD & Autism James says: He wants to know if you have ever heard about the brain balance centers? While they are mostly geared towards children, he's wondering if there's an application for this sort of training for adults? The center is based on the work of Dr. Robert Mololo and his book "Disconnected Kids - The Ground Breaking Brain Balance Program For Children With Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia And Other Neurological Disorders." -Book: Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia -Book: The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be -My podcast with Peter Shankman on why ADD may be good -Z-Health podcast How Diatomaceous Earth Works

Blood Oxygenation Tips, Negative Calorie Foods, Self-Testing Your Adrenals & More: Yuri Elkaim's 7 Commandments Of Energy  

Your blood is a river. Food shouldn't drain your energy, period. Your adrenal glands need to be stressed strategically. Eating less can give you more energy if you do it the right way. Anything that clutters your head strips you of energy and productivity. Movement is life, excess healing and repair inhibits that movement, and stagnation (AKA rigor mortis) is death. Increasing energy is synonymous with increasing fertility, health and longevity, so if you decode an energy increase, the effects are exponential. These are just bits and pieces of Yuri Elkaim's "7 Commandments of Energy" found in his All-Day Energy Book, and in today's podcast we take a deep dive into the commandments that Yuri claims can double your energy in seven days. Yuri is a nutrition, fitness, and fat loss expert and the NYT bestselling author of The All Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet. He is a former pro soccer player turned health crusader, and he's most famous for helping people who've tried everything to lose weight and get in great shape, with little success, finally achieve breakthrough results. He is on a mission to empower 10 million people to greater health by 2018 by making fit and healthy simple again. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why all Yuri's hair and eyebrows fell out...[9:00] -The little-known foods or lifestyle practices most notorious for limiting oxygen carrying capacity of blood...[17:50] -Why chlorella and Vitamin B12 match the structure of your blood's hemoglobin...[12:12] -Why it's a myth that your diet can't change your blood pH, and the specific foods that will make your body more acidic...[26:55] -The simple protocol that allows you to determine exactly how much hydrochloric acid you need to take prior to a meal to assist with digestion...[52:30] -How you can easily test your adrenals at home with two dollar flashlight...[66:40] -The surprising billions of probiotics you should really be including in your diet...[69:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The All Day Energy Diet -The All Day Energy Cookbook (free + S&H) - BenGreenfieldFitness.com/freecookbook -Betaine HCl digestive enzyme Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Yuri or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

360: What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health, How To Heal Tendons & Ligaments Faster, Natural Ways To Decrease Cortisol & More!  

September 28, 2016 Podcast: 360: What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health, How To Heal Tendons & Ligaments Faster, Natural Ways To Decrease Cortisol & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. The mini trampoline workout is better than running, biking and ultimate Frisbee, a new study finds. Wow…probably one of the better articles I’ve read lately on proven nutrition strategies to decrease cortisol. Here’s another reason I’ve been investigating how/why one could/should supplement with oxytocin. Wow - yet another reason to turn the water to cold when you are showering…this is cool (ha). My kids do NOT go to nature school but I love this concept (and do this often with then after “regular” school). ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FourSigmatic Mushroom Extracts - use code "bengreenfield" for 15% off -Indochino - you get any premium Indochino suit for just $389 when entering code FITNESS at checkout. Plus, shipping is FREE and your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. -Camel Milk - use code BEN20 for 20% off! -Clearlight is GIVING away a sauna to Ben Greenfield Fitness Fans. Click here to enter. - Going to the Tough Mudder in Vegas? Come hang out with Ben at this Meetup! Click here t0 register. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Weston A. Price Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Peter Shankman? It was a must-listen – "Why ADD and ADHD Are Good For You, (And Supplements, Foods, And Lifestyles to Help With ADD and ADHD) ”. Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health Annie says: Annie has a question about poop. She's noticed that some foods come out the same way they look going in. Corn, quinoa, nuts, raw carrots and beans are some of the perpetrators. She recently made a big batch of KIN-I-OA, which is similar to Quinoa, and she lost her appetite just looking at it. So she was wondering what it means when she can see pieces of food in her poop? Are they being digested, is she absorbing their nutrients? If not, is it worth even eating them? And is there anything she can do to make them more bioavailable? Like eating nut butters over whole nuts? In my response, I recommend: -3 Day Gut Panel -Soak Time Chart -Digestive Enzymes How To Heal Tendons & Ligaments Faster Yoddy says: He's undergoing major ligament and tissue surgery his wrist at the end of the month for a congenital hand problem. His recovery time is 2-3 weeks for skin, 4-6 weeks for ligament and tissue, 6 weeks in a splint, and 10 weeks of physio. A couple of weeks ago you sent him an article on Twitter that was skewed toward healing bones and joints. What would you do in order to maximize recovery and healing of tissue and ligaments? -My article on TB-500 -My article on BPC-157 -My podcast on stem cells strategies Float Tanks vs. Epsom Salt Baths Miguel says: Miguel is from Texas and he's wondering what your opinion is on float tanks and float therapy. He love

Why ADD And ADHD Are Good For You (And Supplements, Foods & Lifestyle Strategies To Help With ADD & ADHD).  

Peter Shankman, my guest in this podcast, truly believes that ADD and ADHD are good for you. He believes they're not just good for you, but that they can be keys to success. He hosts the website Faster Than Normal, a blog that focuses on the benefits of having ADD/HD and a podcast that interviews CEOs, celebrities, and other successful people who have ADD/HD, and have turned it to their advantage. For several years, Peter has been public about the fact that he's ADD/HD, and that he blames ADHD for most of his success. He's best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) and as the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc. a boutique social media, marketing and customer service strategy firm located in New York City. Peter spends the majority of his time on the road, keynoting corporate events for clients including AmericanExpress, Sheraton, Saudi Aramco, Cisco, SAP, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Walt Disney World and many more. In his little spare time he is a NASA Advisory Board member, angel investor in multiple start-ups, sub-4 marathon runner, Ironman and B-licensed skydiver. A tweet of his was voted one of the top 10 Tweets of 2011 by ABC News and Twitter. He also recently authored the bestselling book Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans. He lives in New York City with his beautiful wife and daughter, and two psychotic cats. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Peter thinks that ADD and ADHD are good for you...[7:30] -How do you know if you have ADD or ADHD or if you're just a "busy" person...[16:20] -The best book to read if you have ADD or ADHD...[16:46] -Famous people who have ADD and ADHD (you'll be surprised), including Ben Franklin, Seth Godin and more...[18:17] -Whether ADD and ADHD is an actual condition, or just an overdiagnosis for people who are busy and get stuff done...[21:35] -Peter's three top easy and simple ways to "fast reboot" an ADHD brain...[30:14] -Specific supplements that can help with ADD or ADHD...[38:27] -How to eliminate decision-making fatigue and keep too many choices from "paralyzing" you...[41:40] -What are the most important things you can do if you live with someone who has ADHD...[45:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dopamine Brain Food by NaturalStacks -Book: Delivered From Distraction -My original interview with Peter: Top Fitness Productivity Tips From Peter Shankman AND A Massive Fitness & Nutrition Q&A Bonus! Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Peter or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Pulling 8,800 Pound Fire Trucks By The Hair, Juggling Flaming Kettlebells, Discovering Underground Herbs & More: Logan Christopher & The Lost Empire Herbs Podcast.  

Born without genetic gifts, my podcast guest today was once a weak and scrawny young man, who set out on a quest for the best body and brain secrets in his pursuit of super strength, mind power and radiant health. Nowadays, he’s known for his famous feats of pulling an 8,800 lb. firetruck by his hair, juggling flaming kettlebells, supporting half a ton in the wrestler’s bridge and more. He is the author of many books, a coach and a public speaker, and you can access all the goodness he how produces on his website "Lost Empire Herbs". His name is Logan Christopher. And yes, I am serious - as a performing strongman, Logan has pulled an antique fire truck by his hair, juggled kettlebells that have been lit on fire, done weighted back flips, supported half a ton in a wrestler’s bridge position, and many of the more typical old-time strongmen feats like phonebook tearing and nail bending. In today's podcast, we delve into neurolinguistic programming, hypnotism, energy medicine, psychology, herbalism and beyond, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -What Logan discovered when he traveled to the Amazon jungle to spend time with indigenous people for two weeks...[4:50] -The tea that Logan drank every morning while in the jungle to induce vomiting each morning...[6:23] -How you can recall and interpret dreams more effectively...[8:35] -How Logan went from being a weak and scrawny kid to pulling 8,800 lb. firetruck by his hair...[14:00] -The little-known strength training techniques Logan learned from old-timey strongmen training routines...[15:38] -How Logan trained to juggle flaming kettlebells, and a simple trick to light a kettlebell on fire...[22:15 & 26:30] -A trick called "sub-modalities" to get instant breakthroughs in strength and power, and to do exercises you haven't been able to do before...[32:50] -The three different forms of energy in Chinese medicine, and how to tap into each...[50:28] -Why Ben puts black ant extract into his smoothies and shakes...[49:20] -How to increase your prowess in the bedroom by not ejaculating and by using "jing" based herbs...[52:05] -Why you may want to think twice about using the new "magical mushroom" formula purported to block bitter tastes...[60:10] -An herbal root that most people don't know about, but that has been used by Russian scientists and athletes for hundreds of years...[62:25] -The Chinese root that keeps women "juicy"...[65:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dream Language: The Prophetic Power of Dreams, Revelations, and the Spirit of Wisdom -Achuar tribe of the Amazon -Guayusa herbal tea -Lost Empire Herbs (where you can get any of the herbal formulation that we discussed) -Food, Genes & Culture: Eating Right For Your Origins -The Mighty Atom: The Life and Times of Joseph L. Greenstein; Biography of a Superhuman -The Multi-Orgasmic Man Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Logan or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables, Why A Plant Is Like An Upside-Down Human, Little-Known Superfood Plants & More!  

It's not often I read a book that is less than 100 pages long and I fold over and highlight nearly every page. But that was indeed the case when I read the book "How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables", a book with a very simple title but a very wide range of practical plant-eating information I've never seen published elsewhere, including little-known superfood plants, why humans are like an upside down plant, how to make extremely nutritionally dense vegetable powders and much more. The book was written by the guest of this podcast: Dr. Tom Cowan. Dr. Cowan discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" by Weston A. Price, as well as Rudolf Steiner’s work on biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree and he graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003. Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation™. During his career he has studied and written about many subjects in medicine. These include nutrition, homeoathy, anthroposophical medicine and herbal medicine. He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. He writes the “Ask the Doctor” column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundation’s quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He has three children and three grandchildren and practices medicine in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife, Lynda Smith. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why a plant is like an upside-down human, carrots and roots are good for your sinus and head, leaves are good for your lungs, and flowers are good for your metabolic and reproductive systems...[15:30 & 19:12] -Why Dr. Cowan believes that vegetables are vastly misunderstood and misused by modern "healthy" diets, such as the Paleo diet...[27:45, 32:50 & 45:00] -How commonly vilified foods such as beans and grains are actually good for you and a crucial part of an ancestrally appropriate diet...[29:35] -Why you should seek out and learn to eat a special superfood vegetable called "Ashitaba"...[37:30] -The little-known plant that can lower blood sugar more powerfully than the diabetic drug Metformin...[41:50] -The fascinating tale of how the vegetable variety of "ancient Californians" compares to the vegetable variety of modern Californians today...[44:45 & 47:50] -How the container that you store a vegetable or other food in can drastically affect the energy and nutrient bioavailability of that food...[51:30 & 52:50] -Whether you should eat vegetables in their raw vs. cooked form...[56:35] -How to make vegetable powders from tomatoes that taste just like bacon...[60:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The 2016 Weston A. Price Foundation conference -The Fourfold Path to Healing -The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care -Nutrition and Physical Degeneration -Biodynamic wine -Anthroposophic medicine Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Cowan or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

7 Cutting-Edge Physical Therapy & Recovery Techniques You Can Use To Heal Your Body Fast.  

Dr. John Rusin has a lot of alphabet letters after his name. He is, after all, Dr. John Rusin, PT, DPT, CSCS, ART, FMS1-2, YBT, SFMA, FDN. So when it comes to the best and the worst of physical therapy modalities, and the most cutting-edge physical therapy and recovery techniques you can use to heal your body fast, John is a wealth of knowledge. This guy has more than a decade of elite-level training experience and advanced degrees in both exercise science and physical therapy, and his job is to develop performance, regeneration, and aesthetics programs for some of the world's best power athletes, NFL and MLB athletes, gold-medal Olympians, competitive powerlifters, and bodybuilders. In addition to his sports-performance physical-therapy practice in Madison, Wisconsin, he's also the owner of John Rusin Fitness Systems, an online fitness platform geared toward synergizing the best of high-performance training and intelligently designed physiotherapy/regeneration programming to athletes and clients across the world. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why John says he's not a "run-of-the-mill" physical therapist...[11:10] -The important difference between acupuncture and functional dry needling for healing an injury fast...[15:20] -Whether Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) - also known as "scraping" - works...[22:45] -How you can retrain your pelvis and bowel function using something called Pelvic Floor Postural Reeducation...[29:55] -If "cupping" really works, and why Dr. Rusin thinks it is much like the infamous pump from the Austin Power's movie...[38:50] -Dr. Rusin's opinions on blood flow restriction training, also known as Kaatsu...[44:55] -How Dr. Rusin created the 12-week training program called "FHTP"...[51:20] -How you can use elastic bands to get what is called "Rhythmic and Reactionary Dynamic Stability, Strength and Stabilization"...[53:00] -And much more! Resources from this show: -Dr. Rusin's Functional Hypertrophy Training Program (coupon code: “BG25” gets you $25 off of his FHT program) -This T-Nation article: The Absolute Best and Worst Therapy Methods -Chinese method of Gua sha rock scraping -The Edge tool that Dr. Rusin uses -Kaatsu occlusion training bands -Rogue Fitness bandbell bars Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Rusin or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

The Art Of Hacking Your Brain Without Smart Drugs: A Podcast With Immersive Journalist, Adventurer & Author Neil Strauss.  

Neil Strauss is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter, perhaps best known for his controversial best-selling book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, in which he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a "pick-up artist." He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and also writes regularly for The New York Times. But Neil's interests go far beyond "seduction". For example, in his book Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, he spent three years surviving amongst survivalists, tax-dodgers, billionaire businessmen, and the government itself, and the book was hailed by Rolling Stone as an "escape plan" for the current world crisis. When I visited Neil's home in Malibu to record this interview, I found myself immersed with Neil in everything from advanced virtual reality game playing, crazy underwater pool workouts, surfing with internet celebrities and drinking "billion-dollar smoothies", all of which you'll hear about in this podcast recorded from Neil's kitchen. During our discussion, which gets slightly explicit at times, you'll discover: -Exactly how to do an underwater pool workout like Laird Hamilton...[7:25] -The ingredients of the "billion dollar smoothie"...[12:50] -Why Neil and I were surfing with internet celebrity Cameron Dallas prior to recording the episode...[16:20] -Why Neil is so interested in advanced virtual reality gaming...[18:20] -Why Neil checked himself into sex addiction therapy...[22:30] -Neil's uncomfortable volley of questions to me in which I potentially throw my Mom and Dad "under the bus"...[36:40 & 55:00] -Neil's three steps for "rewiring" your brain without the use of smart drugs or biohacks...[45:30 & 63:00] -Why Neil paid to get thrown in the back of a trunk with his hands ziptied together...[77:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My podcast with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece about underwater workouts -The book "Rules of the Game" -The book "The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships" -The book "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists" -The book "Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness" -The book "Radical Honesty"  -The book "Superlife"  -Intranasal oxytocin  Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Neil or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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