Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Perform

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Free exercise, nutrition, weight loss, triathlon and wellness advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Call your question in to 1-877-209-9439. 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, Spartan, vegan, vegetarian, muscle gain and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.

Episodes

Decoding The Mysteries Of Neuroinflammation, Immune Dysregulation, Toxicity, Infection & Beyond.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mercury Recently, Dr. Joseph Mercola, who I interviewed in the episode "Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More", wrote to me and told me about some guy named Dr. Christopher Shade, who Dr. Mercola mentioned was one of the more brilliant minds out there when it comes to neuroinflammation, toxicity, metals such as mercury, and unique delivery mechanisms for getting nutrients into your body, including something called "liposomal delivery". So I reached out to Dr. Shade and he graciously agreed to come onto the show. Who is this guy? Dr. Shade obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry. Dr. Shade earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he studied the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury as well as advanced aquatic chemistry. During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded a company called "Quicksilver Scientific" that now commercializes this technology. Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Dr. Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury exposure, toxicity and the human detoxification system. He has since developed specific clinical analytical techniques for measuring mercury exposure and a system of products to remove metallic and organic toxins by upregulation of innate detoxification biochemistry. His current focus is at the intersection of neuroinflammatory issues, immune dysregulation, toxicity, and infection - specifically how to peel away the layers of overlapping dysfunction in the sick individual until you get to a point at which the system rights itself. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Chris decided not to be an organic farmer and instead began studying mercury and the human detox system...[6:40] -Aside from liver, kidneys, skin, the other three detox mechanisms and organs in the body that get underplayed...[12:00] -The unique clinical analytical techniques Chris developed, and why he uses something called "mercury speciation"...[23:00 & 29:30] -Why most tests for mercury give a "false negative"...[30:00] -The best ways to get rid of mercury in the body...[32:30] -How to make your own liposomal delivery mechanism at home...[44:35] -How Chris gets a sick individual to "right themselves"...[50:00] -A simple trick to make compounds like THC and CBD more absorbable...[63:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My podcast with Dr. Mercola: Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More -Quicksilver Scientific -Sunflower lecithin powder -NatureCBD Capsules (hybrid-nanoengineered CBD oil extract from hemp) -Magical Butter Ben uses for THC Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Shade or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

How To Learn Faster, Jump Higher, Increase Explosiveness, Push Harder & Biohack Your Brain Beyond It’s Normal Capacity.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/halosport Last week, I posted to Instagram the "most dangerous piece of workout equipment I own".   Just posted the most dangerous piece of workout equipment that I own to Snapchat - go check it out. Snapchat name: @bgfitness #dangerous #instagood #amazing #me #crazy #fun #cool #danger #deadly #thriller #awesome #invincible #insane #this #workout #fitness #gym #motivation #fit #bodybuilding #training #fitspo #health #fitfam #lifestyle #exercise #cardio A photo posted by Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfieldfitness) on Dec 30, 2016 at 9:28pm PST And no, it was not a mace, or a unicycle, or a parachute or any other risky exercise device. Instead, it was a simple piece of headgear that looks like a nice set of earphones. But within that headgear is embedded one of the devices known to modern exercise science when it comes to doing things like making a hard, voluminous workout feel shockingly simple and short, allowing you to acquire skills like a tennis serve or golf swing at double or triple the speed you'd normally be able to, and enabling you to push much, much harder during a workout than you'd ever be able to do without a little bit of help from modern brain biohacking. The device is called a Halo, and I call it "dangerous" because it allows me to push my body and brain to levels I'd never be able to reach on my own. And it's all based on the science of something called "neuropriming". Developed from fifteen years of academic research, neuropriming is basically the process of causing excitability of motor neurons before or during athletic and exercise training to things like improve strength, skill, explosiveness, and endurance. Michael Johnson, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist says that "...it's doing something that we've never seen before – something the sports market's never seen before..." We're talking explosive force development, increased propulsive force, enhanced skill acquisition, increased rate of force development, and host of other factors influenced by the ability of neuropriming to put the brain's motor cortex in a temporary state of hyper-learning that lasts for about an hour. During this post neuropriming time, feeding your brain quality athletic training repetitions results in this information being more fully incorporated into your brain. Essentially, the headgear I've been using allows me to push far harder than my brain would normally let me and makes practice of a skill far more productive and efficient for the brain. Normally, athletes require literally thousands of reps to create the neurologic changes necessary to perform at the highest level come game time. But this technology changes all that. It's called a "Halo". Dr. Daniel Chao, my guest on today's podcast, is a neurotech entrepreneur who specializes in devices that improve brain performance. He is the co-founder and CEO of Halo Neuroscience. The company's first product, Halo Sport, is the first neurostimulation system built specifically for athletes. Before Halo, Dr. Chao was the head of business development at NeuroPace where he played a central role in the development of the world's first responsive neurostimulation system that was approved by the FDA for the treatment of epilepsy in a unanimous 13-0 vote. Prior to Neuropace, Dr. Chao was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and earned his M.D. and M.S. in neuroscience from Stanford University. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The special part of the brain mammals possess that other less complex species do not, and how you can target that specific area of the brain...[10:40] -How something called transcranial direct current stimulation, also known as tDCS, can be used to stimulate certain section of your brain...[12:52] -What kind of studies have been done on "neuropriming" to actually show whether or not it actually works...[15:10] -Why workouts and skill acquisition actually feel easier after you "shock your brain"...[18:00] -When shocking your brain can actually be safe, and when you should avoid it like the plague...[21:45] -Whether something like this can be used general cognitive performance such as language learning or focus...[27:30 & 30:00] -How to use tDCS stimulation for video gaming and playing instruments...[32:25] -The super-charged sniper training RadioLab episode on which Ben first discovered tDCS and how the Halo is any different than the 20 dollar "make your own TDCS" threads on Reddit...[39:05] -The pro athletes currently using the Halo and what they have reported for results...[45:25] -Whether or not this type of brain training is considered neurodoping by the World Anti Doping Association...[53:20] -What happens if you wear headgear is too far forward or too far back...[59:50] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Halo (save $120 with code BEN10) -GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human -The Reddit tDCS groups -The 9 Volt Nirvana RadioLab episode -The Brain Zapping Olympians episode Do you have ques

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (& What They Don't Tell You About The Mediterranean Diet).  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/bigfatsurprise OK, OK. Let's not beat around the bush here. In health circles, it's kind of old news now that "saturated fat might not be bad for you" and that sugar, starches and vegetable oil might instead be a primary contributory factor to heart disease and other chronic health problems. So when I got the book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet" in the mail, I figured it would be the same ol', same ol' advice, like eat your egg yolks, don't be afraid of butter, and drink whole milk instead of skim milk. But I was actually surprised. Big, fat surprised. Heh. Why? Because in the book, author and investigative journalist Nina Teicholz not only lays out the most comprehensive history, treatise and full argument as to why saturated fats - the kind found in dairy, meat, and eggs - are not bad for health, but also takes a deep dive into everything from myths behind the Mediterranean Diet, to the heart killing replacement for trans fats you probably haven't heard about yet to the ethics of eating meat and beyond. The Economist named this book the best science book of 2014 and called it a “nutrition thriller”. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews named it a *Best Book* of 2014. The British Medical Journal praised the book in an extensive review, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “All scientists.. and every nutrition science professional…should read this book.” So who exactly is Nina? Before taking a deep dive into researching nutrition science for nearly a decade, she was a reporter for National Public Radio and also contributed to many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Economist. She attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master’s degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. She lives in New York City. And I'm guessing she probably has eggs and bacon for breakfast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What compelled Nina to spend ten years writing a 500 page book after discovering shocking cover-ups in the nutrition industry...[10:55] -What researcher George Mann found in African populations who were subsisting on a diet of organs, meat and blood...[17:30] -Why Lewis and Clark were so disappointed in the game meat they discovered when traveling West...[27:10] -How Americans used to eat, and why it's a huge problem that we now eat so much poultry...[34:45 & 38:45] -What was the "remarking and troublesome omission" from the Ancel Keys study and why the "true" Mediterranean diet is far different than the Mediterranean diet you've probably seen in popular literature...[61:40] -The surprising truth behind why the Cretans were so long lived...[62:50] -How when trans fats got banned, they may have been replaced with something worse, and what that worse thing is...[68:35] -The biggest mistakes that people make when following a high fat diet...[78:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet -US Wellness Meats -Book: Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Chris Masterjohn's podcast on the Kitavan diet and ApoE genotype Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nina or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

365: 5 Reasons You Get Burnt Out From Exercise, 10 Natural Alternatives To Common Medications, The Latest News On Cannabis Health Effects & Much More!  

February 8, 2017 Podcast: 365: 5 Reasons You Get Burnt Out From Exercise, 10 Natural Alternatives To Common Medications, The Latest News On Cannabis Health Effects & Much 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, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat and Google+. -Banking extra sleep before sleep deprivation improves physical performance: http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/acsm/Active111516_2.htm -Does nutella really cause cancer? https://examine.com/nutrition/does-nutella-cause-cancer/ -One of the ultimate nutrition biohacks: black pepper + turmeric + just about any fat (in this case, seafood): http://caloriesproper.com/turmeric-and-dha/ -New, massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of #cannabis: buff.ly/2it0cbm -Want healthy babies? Chalk one up to “long term relationships”…fascinating...http://quillette.com/2017/01/20/whats-the-point-of-sex-its-communication-at-a-biological-level/ Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -HealthGains - To receive $150 off your first GAINSWave treatment ... text the word “Greenfield” That’s my last name: G-R-E-E-N-F-I-E-L-D to 313131, or to get a discount on GAINSWave at the Florida clinic, visit HealthGains.com and tell them I sent you! -YogaBody - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/YogaBody and try the Yoga Trapeze for 30 days for just $1. If you pay the full price of $99 today, use the coupon code "BEN" to get a free instructional DVD with your order ($25 value). -Human Charger - Get a Human Charger today at humancharger.com/ben and use code BFITNESS for 20% off -Hello Fresh -For $35 off your first week of deliveries, visit hellofresh.com and enter code FITNESS35 when you subscribe! -Click here to donate any amount you'd like to support the podcast! -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. -March 3-5, 2017: Nutritional Therapy Association Conference in Vancouver, WA: Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) offers Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications that teach how to use nutrient dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. I’ll be speaking at the conference! Tickets are on sale now. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/NTA to register and tell them I sent you if you want to get their VIP treatment. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with John Doulliard? It was a must-listen – "Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet." 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. 5 Reasons You Get Burnt Out From Exercise Fikayo says: He's 25 years old and he's started to plateau with his training and dip in performance. Every time he tries to push beyond the plateau, his body burns out or he feels sick. He's wondering if you have experienced this before, or if you have any advice for what he's going through? Thanks so much! In my response, I recommend: -Fascial adhesions -Low HRV/vagal nerve tone  -Inadequate carbohydrate or calorie intake -Poor periodization -Hidden causes of fatigue How To Use Light To Boost Testosterone & Sperm Production Dave says: He's calling from Australia. He wants to say thank you for all the amazing content you produce. He has a question about testosterone and sperm production as it relates to infrared. His wife and him are trying to have their first child in the next few months and he currently practices hot yoga once per week. It's a far infrared style of hot yoga at 38 degrees Celsius. Do you think that would interfere with sperm production and testosterone production? In my response, I recommend: -17 ways to biohack testosterone -Red light/sperm study -Deep Nutrition book by Cate Shanahan 10 Natural Alternatives To Common Medications Jen says: She's a huge fan of the show and she feels like her quality of life has improved so much since she started listening to you. She

How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs).  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/bloodpodcast In the podcast episode "Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More" I interviewed athlete and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called "Biotropic". After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it's really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more. So today, Craig is back to answer those questions, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -The one compound that research has shown to cause a 58% chance of a decrease in catching the common cold and the duration of a cold by 1 to 4 days...[9:20] -The mechanism of action via which algae can detoxify your blood...[14:55] -How algae can convert nitrates to nitric oxide...[19:05] -Why chlorella could be the perfect pre-sex supplement...[20:50] -How the polysaccharides in cordyceps contribute oxygen molecules to the blood...[22:10] -The mechanism of action for corydceps to increase endurance or oxygenation...[28:15] -How echinacea increases red blood cells in four different ways...[30:30] -What it means for grass fed liver to be "anhydrated" or "dessicated"...[35:25] -What it means for the iron in the liver to be "heme"...[38:40] -The studies that have shown liver extract to be able to increase endurance by over 750%...[] -The surprising way that beets support muscle stem cell repair...[44:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code "ben" to get a 20% discount) -Study: The Use of Echinacea to Improve Oxygen Transport Capacity -GlobalDRO.com Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

364: Becoming A Super-Ager, The Internet Of Food, How To Get Lots Of Stuff Done Every Day & Much More!  

February 1, 2017 Podcast: 364: Becoming A Super-Ager, The Internet Of Food, How To Get Lots Of Stuff Done Every Day & Much 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, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat and Google+. Dr. Ho's Decompression Belt Excellent @outsideonline article on HRV and how to train with it more intelligently. Great article on the “internet of food” and DNA testing for diet. Probably one of the best articles of the year on calories, metabolism and fat loss VIA @raycronise Healing Alzheimer’s disease with light:  - (this is the device I use) How to become a super ager ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -HealthGains - To receive $150 off your first GAINSWave treatment ... text the word “Greenfield” That’s my last name: G-R-E-E-N-F-I-E-L-D to 313131, or to get a discount on GAINSWave at the Florida clinic, visit HealthGains.com and tell them I sent you! -Nutritional Therapy Association - Go to NutritionalTherapy.com for more information about Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications. Classes are filling quickly! Registration closes Feb 6 and classes start Feb 13. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/first. -MVMT Watches - Get 15% off any watch today at MVMTwatches.com/ben. -Click here to donate any amount you'd like to support the podcast! -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. -January 20th-22nd: Brain Optimization Summit. 31 doctors, scientists, biohackers and nootropics professionals reveal lifestyle habits and supplements that improve mental performance. Check it out by clicking here! -March 3-5, 2017: Nutritional Therapy Association Conference in Vancouver, WA: Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) offers Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications that teach how to use nutrient dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. I’ll be speaking at the conference! Tickets are on sale now. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/NTA to register and tell them I sent you if you want to get their VIP treatment. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with John Doulliard? It was a must-listen – "Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet." 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 Intervals To Build VO2Max Mark says: He loves the show. He's an age group competitive triathlete and 3.5 months ago he got in a bike crash where he broke his collar bone, 6 ribs and significantly collapsed his lung on one side. Now in the last month or two as he is getting back into training and competing a little bit, and he's noticed a pretty dramatic change in his Vo2 max and speed, particularly on the run, probably 15%-20% and probably 5-10% in swimming and cycling. He'd love to know the best and quickest way to get his competitive edge back and get his Vo2 max and ventilatory capacity back up to what it was before. In my response, I recommend: -How To Look Good Naked article How To Get Lots Of Stuff Done Every Day Burt says: He just got to the weekly roundup and its awesome, but he's barely scrolled down and he has a 10 million dollar question. How do you get so much work one? There's so many projects - he sees interviews you've done, your own podcast, articles, working on a chapter in your new book, and traveling, how do you do it? He'd love to know, what are your secrets? He's read and followed your stuff before, and he's hired you as well, but he wants to be able to make it his life. Thank you very much and he loves all your stuff! In my response, I recommend: -My book: Daily Routines: A Practical Handbook To Optimize Your Body, Mind & Spirit -My morning routine -My afternoon routine -My evening routine

Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wheatpodcast Are you gluten-free or dairy-free? If so, you might not have to be. In his brand new book "Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet", my former podcast guest Dr. John Douillard introduces a scientific and clinically-proven approach to addressing food intolerances. He thinks that after generations upon generations of human beings eating wheat and only a relatively short few thousand years of hunting meat, we are actually genetically better equipped to eat wheat than meat. In the book Dr. Douillard, who I first interviewed in "The Zen of "The Zone" - How To Breathe The Right Way When You're Working Out" (and who first inspired me to begin nasal rather than mouth breathing during my workouts) addresses the underlying cause of the gluten-free epidemic. He explains how a breakdown in digestion has damaged the intestinal wall and leaked undigested foods and environmental toxins into the body’s lymphatic system, causing “grain brain” symptoms and food allergies. Although eliminating wheat and dairy from your diet may help your symptoms, it is a Band-Aid solution. Backed by more than 600 scientific studies, Eat Wheat claims to address the root cause: weak digestion and the inability to efficiently break down harmful pollutants and toxins that can predispose you to a host of chronic degenerative diseases, such as cancer and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Douillard, DC, CAP, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 700 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 6 health books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and dozens of other publications. He directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why John says it's not the "grains" but the "drains"...[9:00] -The studies that show that humans have been eating gluten for a very long time...[15:40] -The difference between modern grain and ancient grain processing...[25:20] -What John means when he says "perhaps we simply have an inability to digest these foods"...[29:15] -The two shocking ingredients added to most breads that are the true culprits to the villainous nature of these breads...[29:50 & 35:40] -Why deer can die when they eat "out of season" and how you can "eat wheat (or dairy) in season", especially in terms of your digestive enzymes...[43:35] -Other surprising examples how you can eat according to nature's cycles...[44:55] -Why the skin prick test for gluten intolerance is notoriously inaccurate...[51:35] -Why you should eat foods that can "dye your clothes"...[56:55] -Why John thinks lunch should be the heaviest meal of the day...[57:35] -How John' s decoction tea works (and why you should sip hot beverages throughout the day)...[63:15] -The strange food called "kitchari" and why John highly recommends including it in your diet...[67:00] -John's recipe for the best sourdough bread he's ever had...[71:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet -Previous podcast with John: The Zen of "The Zone" - How To Breathe The Right Way When You're Working Out. -Book: Wheat Belly -Book: Grain Brain -Book: Deep Nutrition -Book: Lights Out - Sleep, Sugar & Survival -The LifeSpa website where you can download free guides for how to eat "in season" Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for John or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

363: The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, How To Be The Fittest Old Person, Top 5 Cheap Ways To Train For Altitude & More!  

January 25, 2017 Podcast: 363: The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, How To Be The Fittest Old Person, Top 5 Cheap Ways To Train For Altitude & 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: Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017. The latest research on interaction between exercise and your circadian rhythm…fascinating. That whole "magical post-workout window to eat protein” theory? Yeah, pretty flawed. Here’s the science. 100% Increase in Exercise-Induced Collagen Synthesis With Cheap, Yet Effective 15g Gelatin + 200mg Vitamin C Stack. (Ben recommend American Nutraceuticals Vitamin C) YES. The one hidden study that would have changed the course of diet recommendations forever (and why the sun is crucial) 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: -PaleoValley - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/PaleoValley and use code BEN10 for 10% off -Nutritional Therapy Association - Go to NutritionalTherapy.com for more information about Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications. Classes are filling quickly! Registration closes Feb 6 and classes start Feb 13. -Audible - Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial today by signing up at Audible.com/BEN. -MVMT Watches - Get 15% off any watch today at MVMTwatches.com/ben. -Click here to donate any amount you'd like to support the podcast! -Joovv is giving away a Joov light to a Ben Greenfield Fitness follower. 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. -January 20th-22nd: Brain Optimization Summit. 31 doctors, scientists, biohackers and nootropics professionals reveal lifestyle habits and supplements that improve mental performance. Check it out by clicking here! -March 3-5, 2017: Nutritional Therapy Association Conference in Vancouver, WA: Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) offers Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications that teach how to use nutrient dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. I’ll be speaking at the conference! Tickets are on sale now. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/NTA to register and tell them I sent you if you want to get their VIP treatment. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Elle Russ? It was a must-listen – "The Key To Deciphering The Mysteries Of Your Thyroid And Fixing Your Thyroid Hormones Forever." 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. New Ways To Increase Your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Joe says: He's from Phoenix. He's wondering if you can explain how to train your HRV with mental exercises or breathing exercises for your NatureBeat program. How can we train our HRV, much less monitor it? In my response, I recommend: -How to hack your nervous system -How to stimulate your vagus nerve -My DeltaSleeper podcast How To Be The Fittest Old Person Alive Andrea says: She's an almost 52 year old athlete who intends to win a Spartan Sprint. She wants to know if you have any sage advice for a 52 year old athlete that you might not give a 20 or 30 year old athlete. Something different than standard training and recovery techniques, something that would give her an edge? In my response, I recommend: -Occlusion Training with BFR Bands -My article on how seniors get stronger -Nordic incline treadmill -My article on IGF-I -Secrets of the fittest old people Top 5 Cheap Ways To Train For Altitude Mark says: He signed up for a trip to Denali in 7 months and although he has a good amount of climbing experience, he's never done anything like this. A few questions: 1) What would you recommend in terms of training strategies - strength V endurance, and certain exercise you would definitely include? 2) How does he prepare the body for the cold that they'll see up on the mountain; 3) What you recommend for

The Key To Deciphering The Mysteries Of Your Thyroid And Fixing Your Thyroid Hormones Forever.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/elle I'll admit it: I have thyroid "issues". I've had them ever since I combined extreme ketosis (e.g. 90%+ fat based diet) for a full year, combined with hard and heavy training for Ironman triathlon. So in light of the fact that I've had to battle rock-bottom "T3" levels over the past several years, hypothyroidism is a topic near and dear to my heart. And I'm not alone. Over 200 million people worldwide and 20+ million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, but 60% are undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. Undiagnosed or mistreated hypothyroidism can put people at risk for serious conditions, such as: depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, gynecological issues (infertility/miscarriages/fibroids/PCOS etc.), hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, anemia, and other diseases. My guest on today's show has written one of the most comprehensive resources I've ever read for deciphering the confusing world of thyroid hormones, and fixing your thyroid for good. Her name is Elle Russ and her book is called "The Paleo Thyroid Solution: Stop Feeling Fat, Foggy, And Fatigued At The Hands Of Uninformed Doctors - Reclaim Your Health!". Elle is a writer, health/life coach, and host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is fat becoming a leading voice of thyroid health in the burgeoning Evolutionary Health Movement (also referred to as Paleo, Primal, or Ancestral Health). Elle has a B.A in Philosophy from The University of California at Santa Cruz and is a certified Primal Health Coach. She sits on the advisory board of The Primal Health Coach Program created by Mark Sisson. Originally from downtown Chicago, Elle lives and plays in Malibu, CA. Elle wrote The Paleo Thyroid Solution after consulting with over two dozen endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, and general practice MDs...only to find that her thyroid condition was getting worse - and nothing from doctors resembled a solution, or even hope. Exasperated and desperate, Elle took control of her own health and resolved two severe bouts of hypothyroidism on her own – including an acute Reverse T3 problem. Through a devoted paleo/primal lifestyle, intensive personal experimentation, and a radically modified approach to thyroid hormone replacement therapy...Elle fixed her thyroid. Her new book The Paleo Thyroid Solution dispels outdated, conventional thyroid wisdom still practiced by uninformed doctors, and instead provides the in-depth guidance necessary to solve hypothyroidism, achieve vibrant health, and optimize thyroid fat-burning hormone metabolism. It provides the only lifestyle and weight loss plan specifically targeted for maximizing thyroid hormone metabolism in harmony with paleo/primal/ancestral health principles. In The Paleo Thyroid Solution, you will learn: Primal/paleo protocols for naturally optimizing and even possibly reversing low thyroid function How to work with your doctor to get the correct blood tests to diagnose hypothyroidism and accurately interpret results How to work with your doctor to optimally treat hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement How to find a good doctor or work with your current one to diagnose and treat Reverse T3 issues (including T3-only treatment) How to lose the insidious fat and weight gained from hypothyroidism An MD’s perspective on why and how some doctors are uninformed and still practicing outdated thyroid protocols (in-depth commentary from integrative physician Dr. Gary E. Foresman, MD) During my discussion with author Elle Russ, you'll discover: -Why Elle call T3 the "hormone of life", and what happened to hers...[10:30 & 13:20]   -How to find a doctor who actually knows the right parts of your thyroid to test...[19:00]   -Why most thyroid supplements don't actually contain thyroid glandular or thyroid hormones...[23:53]   -The confusing hormone "reverse T3" and the ancestral reflex that causes your body to make it...[25:30]   -Whether body temperature tests really work, and if there any science to back them up...[38:10]   -What vitals you should track, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and the best way to do it...[44:20]   -What Elle thinks is the best natural over-the-counter (OTC) thyroid for people who want to "self test" and "self medicate"...[50:30]   -Why coconut oil can help to heal thyroid issues (and whether or not marijuana or CBD should be used)...[51:50]   -The best prescription form of thyroid hormone to use and what Elle personally takes...[54:55]   -The shocking link between chiropractors, acupuncturists and thyroid hormone...[68:27]   -What to do if you have tried everything and you're still having issues...[70:27]   -And much more!   Resources from this episode: -The FASTER ketogenic study Ben talked about -Book: The Paleo Thyroid Solution -NTH Yahoo Group -The Oura ring for tracking body temperature -Geratherm thermometer   Do you have qu

Which Ketone Supplement Works Best: Ketone Salts vs. Ketone Esters With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/dom A few months ago, I recorded a highly controversial ketosis interview with Dr. Richard Veech, in which Dr. Veech claimed that the form of ketones most people take to get into ketosis are actually quite dangerous. Dr. Veech's solution was something called "ketone esters", which are extremely expensive, but, according to him, a far more natural, safe and healthy way to quickly get the body into ketosis - for anything from managing medical conditions, to improving cognition, to increasing endurance and beyond. In the video below, I actually experimented with these spendy ketone esters myself and, as you can see, the results were astounding... After shooting this video, I took another bottle of ketone esters to a Tough Mudder event and recorded a crazy video on Snapchat during which I elevated both blood glucose by drinking 75 grams of pure glucose and elevated blood ketones by drinking a bottle of the ketone salts, and the results were equally as astounding, resulting in one of the fastest races of my life. But the question remains: are these fancy, expensive ketone esters actually far better than ketone salts? Are ketone salts, which is what most people use, actually going to result in long term health issues? In today's podcast, I bring on ketosis expert Dr. Dominic D’Agostino to get his opinion. Dominic is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, cancer inflammation and performance enhancement in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations. He's also no stranger to this podcast, having been a previous guest in the episode "A Deep Dive Into Ketosis: How Navy Seals, Extreme Athletes & Busy Executives Can Enhance Physical and Mental Performance With The Secret Weapon of Ketone Fuel". During today's discussion, you'll discover: -The difference between a ketone salt and a ketone ester...[9:25] -Three unique compounds you can "mix" with ketones to enhance deliverability, and the important difference between BCAAs and EAA's...[23:55] -Why is it that some people, including Dr. Veech, believe ketone esters to be dangerous and MCT oil to block BHB absorption...[41:05 & 62:40] -What Dominic has found by testing both ketone salts and ketone esters in his lab...[44:30] -If there is actually any evidence of people experiencing medical issues with the use of ketone salts or esters...[47:50] -The safety of using ephedrine for fat loss, and Dom's own experience with ephedrine...[60:05] -Whether you can combine glucose with ketones to enhance performance...[65:40] -Why the salts so much more expensive than the ester, and whether there are ways to make either that actually are cost effective...[72:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My article and review of common ketone supplements such as Pruvit and KetoCaNa called "How To Get Into Ketosis" -The Metabolic Therapeutics Conference -NatureAminos amino acids supplement -Brain Octane -The HMB/ATP stack that Ben takes (and the study that discusses this approach) -Is It Possible To Be Extremely Active and Eat A Low Carbohydrate Diet? (my interview with Peter Attia) Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dominic or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

The Non-Pill, Natural Alternative To Viagra That Instantly Fixes Erectile Dysfunction, Boosts Libido In Men & Women, Enhances Orgasm & Much More.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gaines Last month, I hopped on an airplane and flew down to Miami, Florida, where I underwent a special type of protocol that is technically called “extracorporeal shock wave therapy,” also known as “Audio Frequency Shockwave Therapy.” Basically, although the physician on today's podcast will be able to explain the nitty-gritty science behind it, this technique uses mild acoustical waves to “shock” a male or female's genitals either A) back to life in the case of things like low libido, erectile dysfunction or small size or B) turn one into the equivalent of, pardon the expression, a sex machine with more blood flow, bigger size, better orgasms and much more. Let's just say I was pretty pleased with my own personal results, so pleased in fact, that I decided to get the doctor who oversaw my procedure onto a podcast. Whether you're a guy or a girl, if you're interested in enhancing your sex life, building new blood vessels, or fixing libido and sexual issues, this is a must listen. Dr. Richard Gaines, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, is the Chief Medical Officer at an age management medical practice company called HealthGAINS. He is a leading practitioner of the rapidly evolving science of "physician-guided age management", and has been administering bioidentical hormone therapy since 1993. After a distinguished thirty-year career as a physician and health-care executive, Dr. Gaines became president and chief medical officer of the age management medical practice HealthGAINS, which he founded in 2005. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1981, completed his internship at Tufts University School of Medicine and his residency at Harvard Medical School and earned a fellowship in cardiac and obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He subsequently served as a physician at Huntington Memorial Hospital and as an anesthesiologist at Harvard Community Health Plan and Sheridan Healthcorp. Dr. Gaines is also a member of the following professional organizations: -ACAM – The American College for Advancement in Medicine -A4M – The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine -IFM – The Institute for Functional Medicine -AMMG – Age Management Medicine Group His professional certifications include: -Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. -Board certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM). -Certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner with advanced training at The Institute for Functional Medicine. Hormone Replacement Therapy Dr. Gaines is a pioneer in the use of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT for both men and women. Before dedicating himself to helping men and women be healthier, happier, and more vital from their 30s to their 40s and beyond through HRT, Dr. Gaines worked as an anesthesiologist. For three decades he was a board certified anesthesiologist at some of the most well-known hospitals in the country, and he maintains that specialty to this day. Most notably related to today's podcast, Dr. Gaines is the creator of something called "Gaines Enhancement", which is one of the only drug free, surgery free male enhancement procedures that not only provides effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), but that can also increase both the length and girth of the penis. During our discussion, you'll discover: - The shocking number of guys who take Viagra, Cialis or some other kind of ED med...[10:25] -Aside from the exorbitant cost, are there any known deleterious side effects to Viagra...21:25[] -The fascinating history of the use of sound wave therapy and pulse wave therapy in medicine...[25:45] -How this same technique can be used to significantly decrease risk of heart attack...[31:40] -Whether the GainsWave therapy is any different than a "pump" that many men use...[46:00] -The "P-shot" and "O-shot" that Dr. Gaines injects into the genitals of men and women...[50:55] -How what Dr. Gaines does is any different than a company like, say, Cenegenics does...[52:53] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The GainsWave website (if you want to go to Miami, Florida and have the protocol done by Dr. Gaines, simply mention this podcast or "Ben Greenfield" to save 5% off your entire protocol and any follow-up procedures you decide to get done - from P-shots to sound wave therapy and beyond.) Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Gaines or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfielFitness.com and one of us will reply!

What Doesn’t Kill Us: Why Your Body Needs Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude & Environmental Conditioning.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hardertokill2 Our ancestors crossed the Alps in animal skins and colonized the New World in loin cloths. They evaded predators and built civilizations with just their raw brainpower and inner grit. But things have changed and now comfort is king. Today we live in the thrall of constant climate control and exercise only when our office schedules permit. The technologies that we use to make us comfortable are so all encompassing that they sever the biological link to a changing environment. Now we hate the cold and the heat. We suffer from autoimmune diseases. And many of us are chronically overweight. Most of us don't even realize that natural variation - sweating and shivering - is actually good for us. The new book What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength uncovers how just about anyone can reclaim a measure of our species' evolutionary strength by tapping into the things that feel uncomfortable. When we slightly reimagine how how our body fits into the world and then we can conditioning ourselves to find resilience in unfamiliar environments. The feeling that something is missing from our daily routines is growing and has spawned a movement. Every year, millions of people forgo traditional gyms and push the limits of human endurance by doing boot camp style workouts in raw conditions. These extreme athletes train in CrossFit boxes, compete in Tough Mudders and challenge themselves in Spartan races. They are connecting with their environment and, whether they realize it or not, are changing their bodies. Perhaps no one exemplifies this better than Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose remarkable ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Because of him, scientists in the United States and Europe are just beginning to understand how cold adaptation might help combat autoimmune diseases and chronic pains and, in some cases, even reverse diabetes. My podcast guest on todays show, award winning investigative journalist Scott Carney, dives into the fundamental philosophy at the root of this movement in three interlocking narratives. His own journey culminates in a record bending, 28-hour, climb up to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. Scott is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. He has been a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. He regularly appears on variety of radio and television stations from NPR to National Geographic TV and has had academic work published in Nature and SAIS Journal. He holds a number of academic appointments including as a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.  In 2010 he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for the story “Meet the Parents” which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. His first book, The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers, was published by William Morrow in 2011 and won the 2012 Clarion Award for best non-fiction book. His second book A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness and the Path to Enlightenment came out with Gotham Books in 2015. In 2015, Scott founded WordRates, a website that aims to add transparency to the business of journalism with Yelp-esque reviews of magazines and editors. He first traveled to India while he was a student at Kenyon College in 1998 and spent six years living there. Along the way, he learned Hindi and twice drove a motorcycle across the country. In 2004 he received a MA in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Denver, CO. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking story of the huge number of people Scott has found who have died during meditation experiences...[10:25 ] -What Scott experienced when he first met Wim Hof...[9:55 & 15:00] -The Native American who hung out in the dead of winter in the Boston area wearing nothing but a loincloth...[25:32] -The #1 food item you can consume that will inhibit your body from converting white fat into metabolically active brown fat...[32:22] -Scott's "power pushups" and 15 minute daily workout...[48:40] -What was the hardest part of the Laird Hamilton underwater workout for Scott...[58:30] -The new, little-known synthetic thyroid hormone that activates brown fat tissue...[62:55] -The crazy things heat acclimatization can do for soldiers...[70:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Book: What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength -Book: A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness and

WHOOP: The Performance Enhancing Wearable That Tells You When To Sleep, How To Exercise, Your Strain Levels & More!  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/whoop My guest on today's show - Will Ahmed - grew up loving sports and exercise. Many of his childhood heroes were athletes. He was recruited to Harvard and became Captain of the Men’s Varsity Squash Team. As a D1 athlete, he was amazed by how little he knew about his body. He would train for 3 or more hours a day with his teammates without knowing what gains he made. He was surrounded by athletes, himself included, who overtrained, misinterpreted fitness peaks, underestimated recovery and sleep, and got injured. Being prepared for game day often seemed…random. So he became inspired by a simple idea: Humans, especially athletes, could optimize their daily performance. Optimizing performance was not a random sequence of events and decisions, but rather a systematic approach to understanding your body. At Harvard, he met with cardiologists and physiologists. He read over 300 medical papers because he became obsessed with understanding the human body. What he learned was amazing: There are secrets that your body – your physiology – is trying to tell you. These secrets can help prevent overtraining and injury, they can detect fatigue and even sickness, and, sure enough, they can be used to optimize human performance. But few actually monitor those metrics. He partnered with his co-founder John Capodilupo, who was studying math and statistics at Harvard before dropping out to found a self-quantification company called "WHOOP", and also partnered with Aurelian Nicolae, a graduate from Harvard with a gift for mechanical prototyping and engineering. They then spent the past 4 years building a technology called "the WHOOP System". They assembled a scientific and performance advisory board and now work alongside our team of 50 engineers, designers, and data scientists in a downtown Boston office overlooking Fenway Park. They've been fortunate to work with many of the best athletes in the world. What they've discovered has amazed Will, and we talk about it all on today's show. Self quantification can transform your life and induce effects like positive behavior change, fitness improvements, injury reduction. Will believes that the data he's collecting on athletes is unprecedented, both in its sophistication and scale, and that no physiological studies have ever occurred on this magnitude. WHOOP benefits from the fact that athletes also have tangible performance data (wins/losses, batting average, time trials, etc) across sports. They want to share this data: the unbelievable correlations between physiology and performance; the approach to health monitoring and the different ways to interpret or action your body’s feedback. Beyond building a product that people love, Will and the team at WHOOP hope to advance human knowledge with our discoveries. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The key defining characteristics that set WHOOP apart, including skin conductivity, accelerometer data, and continuous HRV monitoring...[13:25] -Why WHOOP is the only company to measure the activity and fluctuations of the cardiac autonomic nervous system, particularly as it relates to recovery, training status, and training readiness...[13:57] -The actual hard data being collected by the WHOOP, and HRV, pulse oximetry, temperature, respiration, etc.)...[15:30 & 24:30] -Why the WHOOP uses a combination of PPG (photoplethysmography) sensors (4 LEDs and 1 Photodiode) along with 3-axis accelerometer, capacitive touch sensor, ambient temperature sensor...[18:17] -How coaches and trainers can use WHOOP to monitor the sleep, training and recovery status of a large number of athletes and clients...[20:00, 30:00 , 35:50 & 47:50] -Why the WHOOP has 90% sleep/wake accuracy compared to gold-standard sleep labs...[22:10] -How the WHOOP sleep coach automatically calculates sleep needed based on your sleep baseline, any sleep debt that has accumulated over the last few nights, and any naps taken for that day...[39:15] -The technology the WHOOP uses to tell you how much sleep you need and to give you a picture of when you should go to bed based on your habitual sleep efficiency and desired wake up time...[40:15] -Why athletes like Lebron James and Michael Phelps are using the WHOOP...[59:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -WHOOP (use code GREENFIELD for $50 off at checkout) -How A Bear Attack Affects Your Sleep Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Will or me? Leave your at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/whoop and one of us will reply!

Pee Strips, Power Lungs & Pulse Oximeters: How To Flip The Switch On Your Body's Own Natural Ability To Heal Itself (& Little-Known Ways To Breathe Better).  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/breathepodcast In the past several months, I've taken a deep, deep dive into breath work. Sure, in the past years I've written articles on everything from combining ketosis, breath holds and freediving, to how to make your own hyperbaric "exercise with oxygen therapy" (EWOT) device, to Wim Hof style breathing for cold thermogenesis to underwater workouts with Laird Hamilton to making yourself high with holotropic breathwork to the use of fancy breath strips and "Turbine" devices to enhance nasal breathing during both exercise and sleep... ...but lately, I've been making a very concerted effort to consistently do deep nasal breathing, rhythmic breathing and breath hold tactics during walks, weight training sessions, road trips and beyond. And by concerted, I mean consistently, every day, until these forms of breathing become fully automatic. In her new book "Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health" my guest Dr. Belisa Vranich explains why breathing is so crucial for optimizing brain and body performance, and she delves into one of the most comprehensive treatises of practical breathing tactics that I've ever read (the other best book on this topic is "The Oxygen Advantage" by Patrick McKeown, who I'm also getting on the podcast soon). She highlights the results she's seen in her research and in her own patients, including... Insomnia? Gone. Anxiety? Gone. All without medication. Unpleasant side effects from blood pressure pills? Gone. A cheap and effective way to combat cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, obesity, and GI disorders? Yes. Sounds too good to be true? Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: Breath awareness can turn on the body’s natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath. In addition, it can increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance. Yet most of us stopped breathing in the anatomically “right” way, the way to take advantage of these benefits, when we were four or five years old. We now mostly breathe in a way that is anatomically incongruous and makes for more illness. But in the book "Breathe", Dr. Vranich shows readers how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, she delves into the ins and outs of proper breathing. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. Breathe is an easy-to-follow guide to breathing exercises that will increase energy, help lose weight, and make you feel calmer and happier. Dr. Vranich is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, and she has spent the last decade dedicating herself to the study of breathing. She is the founder of The Breathing Class and has appeared in dozens of national media outlets, including Anderson Cooper, CNN, Fox, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men's Fitness and Huffington Post. She is also the former sports psychologist for Gold's Gym and columnist for Shape. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How to determine something called your "baseline breath"...[10:35] -The best biohacking gear that you can use to self quantify and test your breath...[24:45 & 28:10] -What percentage oxygen level you should look at when using an oximeter to check your blood oxygenation levels...[29:15] -The acid-alkaline relationship between something called "overbreathing" and craving junk foods...[19:20 & 34:40] -Why your breath hold time may not be that important (unless you're into freediving, spearfishing, shooting, golfing, surfing, surgery or tattoo artistry)...[38:00 & 42:00] -Why rock musicians have very strong vagus nerve stimulation...[52:20] -How breathwork detoxifies your body and moves lymph through your circulatory system...[57:30] -The $3000 device that Dr. Vranich swears by for full body massage and diaphragmatic stimulation...[64:45] -What Dr. Vranich thinks of devices like the Powerlung and the Elevation Training Mask...[70:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My article on "30 Ways To Breathe Better" -Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health -Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Fingertip pulse oximeter -Urine pH strips -Spirometer / flow meter for measuring lung capacity -PowerLung breath training device -Elevation Training Mask (use code GREEN1 for

Elephant-Poop Coffee, Chocolate Ceremonies, Cold H2O Training, Holotropic Breathing, Nootropics, Ketosis, Meditation, Fasting & More: The Kevin Rose Podcast  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kevin Kevin Rose is a technology investor, podcaster, and self-experimenter. He has been named a "Top 25 Angel Investors", by Bloomberg and to the "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web" list by Time magazine. You've might have also heard or seen him on Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Rose, or Kevin's own podcast "The Random Show", which he co-hosts with Tim Ferriss. Kevin also serves on the advisory board of Google Ventures and the Tony Hawk Foundation. Previously, Kevin founded Digg, Revision3, and was a General Partner at Google Ventures. Perhaps most interesting for me and you, and not as well known to most folks, is that Kevin considers himself a well-versed body hacker, and he is frequently experimenting with things like cold water training, breathwork, nootropics, ketogenic diets, meditation, and fasting. Kevin even recently released a free app to help individuals track their fasting progress, which we discuss during this episode. During our fascinating discussion, you'll discover: -Why Kevin microdoses with lithium (and the surprising link between lithium and 7-Up soda)...[9:00] -The neuroscientist and mutual connection Kevin and I have that goes way back and is known as the "Summer Tomato"...[15:10] -The surprising boost you get from 100% chocolate and Kevin's new infatuation with "chocolate ceremonies"...[18:25] -Why Kevin gave up on ketosis and instead switched to a Katavan-style diet with purple potatoes...[24:25] -What Kevin does with the dozen giant bags of ice he buys each week...[36:15] -The crazy form of breathwork that made someone pass out in Ben's basement...[46:20] -Why, if you are going to fast, you should only eat as close to sunset as possible...[54:40] -How Kevin's friend sent his stage-4 cancer into remission with a simple dietary change...[63:00] -What Kevin discovered in an old teahouse in the heart of Japan (and what it has to do with elephants pooping coffee)...[68:10] -The #1 ingredient in cologne that makes women go absolutely crazy over a man's scent...[72:45] -An app/headphone combo that drives you straight into a state of deep relaxation within 10 minutes...[75:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Should We All Take A Bit Of Lithium -Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story: The Untold Tale of a Mineral That Transforms Lives and Heals the Brain -My article on "The God Pill" -My original webcast with Kevin's wife Darya -Kevin's videos on chocolate ceremonies -Fruition 100% chocolate -The book by Stephan Guyenet The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat -The Kitavan diet -Dr. Veech podcast on ketone esters -Rhonda Patrick's Cold Stress .pdf -My podcast with Wim Hof -My experience with holotropic breathwork -How to get a custom Kundalini yoga routine -The Transcendental Meditation podcast Ben recorded -Dr. Rhonda Patrick's fasting interview with Satchin Panda -Kevin's Zero app for fasting -Tripping Over the Truth: The Return of the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Illuminates a New and Hopeful Path to a Cure -Black Ivory Coffee (naturally fermented by elephants) -Young Living Blue Spruce oil Ben diffuses in his office -The Greenfield Anti-Aging Skin Serum -The Wildfulness app -Brain.FM app -Kevin's Journal Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kevin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Blue Lips, Meat Packs, Baling Hay & Beyond: The Man Responsible For Sparking A Fitness Revolution In The Hunting Industry.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kenton2 I've raced plenty of triathlons, from Sprint distance to Ironman. I've also done many, many obstacle races, including the toughest Spartan challenges in the world. And adventure races. And brutal workouts that claim to be the "hardest workout in the world". And SEALFit training, Agoge challenges, the World's Toughest Mudder and beyond. But my lungs have never sucked as much, my brain and body have never been simultaneously challenged as much and I've never experience any other form of competition so freaking functional until I started doing Train To Hunt Challenges. My guest today is a repeat guest. His name is Kenton Clairmont and he is the owner and creator of Train To Hunt, a unique mashup of bowhunting and obstacle racing that is taking the nation by storm. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The nasty autoimmune disease that took Kenton out of commission and sidelined him from a career as a professional baseball player...[12:20] -The natural Chinese remedy alternative to common immunosuppressant drugs for issues like rheumatoid arthritis...[20:12] -Why being fit for hunting goes far, far beyond simply needing to be able to "ruck" or hike...[22:25] -What a sample Train To Hunt work out looks like...[38:30] -How a typical Train To Hunt workout looks, and why something called "vagus nerve stimulation" is a huge part of each workout...[42:20] -Why the Train To Hunt national champion's key workout is "baling hay"...[54:30] -Why Kenton introduced the skill orienteering and GPS wayfinding into the Train To Hunt competition...[57:00] -How the Train To Hunt "3D shoot" is far different and far more practical for hunting situations than any other style of a 3D shoot...[58:45] -Why something called a "meat pack" is one of the hardest things Ben has ever done in his life (and why his lips turned blue after doing it)...[65:00] -What the brand new Train To Hunt challenge course now looks like, and why it's now extremely spectator friendly...[70:10] -How the meat pack portion of the challenge is going to change significantly in 2016...[79:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Chinese herbal remedy as a replacement for methotrexate -Other hunting episodes: -Are Hunters The Fittest People In The World? -How To Get Into Hunting, Build Hunting Fitness, The Most Challenging Hunts & More! -Backpacking, Wilderness Survival, Combat Conditioning, Hunting Fitness & More With Aron Snyder. -Backpacking, Bowhunting & Shooting Tips From A Natural Born Hunter. -3 Ways Hunting Can Get You Ripped And 10 Ways To Get Fit For Hunting. -How To Build Primal Fitness And Endurance By Hunting: An Interview With A Bowhunting Triathlete -The National Champion & Poster Boy For One Of The Most Extreme Obstacle Races That Exists. -Train To Hunt: Train To Hunt was born out of necessity. All hunters alike want to hunt harder, longer, and farther. Fitness is the only piece of equipment that you can make better or worse. The team at Train To Hunt wants to extend wellness and longevity as well as improve performance for hunters. The workouts are a launching pad for serious outdoor enthusiast who want to learn the best way to be fit for their sport. Athletes hunt, and they have the formula to make you a better mountain athlete. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, they want to make you a better hunter through fitness. Their online program is designed to be your coach, trainer, and guide as you shape up for your passion. Click here to start into Train To Hunt online program now or to sign up for a challenge.  Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kenton or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building With Vince Del Monte.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/livinglarge Nine years ago, I sat slack-jawed in the crowd at an event called "Fitness Business Summit", listening to a massive, muscle-bound trainer on stage tell his story of creating an e-book that made millions of dollars online and helped hundreds of thousands of skinny guys across the globe sculpt their thin bodies into herculean, Adonis-like physiques. I was actually so inspired by this guy's story that I went on to create my own "e-product" - a training system for Ironman triathletes to cross the finish line of an Ironman triathlon with less than ten hours of training per week, and still have plenty of time left over for friends, family, hobbies and career. I called it "The Triathlon Dominator", and it was my first big training program that I ever sold online. In an odd collision of fitness worlds, I have suddenly reconnected with Mr. X via a brand new book I recently received in the mail: Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building. Formerly known as "Skinny Vinny", Vinny's real name is Vince Del Monte, and he now goes by the name "The Skinny Guy Savior". Vinny's new book is jam-packed with everything you need to quickly build 30 pounds of rock-solid, shredded muscle without dangerous bodybuilding drugs, expensive supplements, and long hours in the gym, and it's actually not written like most books of this nature are, with pure meat-headedness. Instead, this book is intelligently written, full of practical advice and during our discussion, you'll discover: -How Vince made the transition from skinny endurance athlete and collegiate runner to becoming muscle-building phenomenon...[16:15] -The extremely unconventional training program Vince's first bodybuilding mentor used...[18:40] -Vince and Ben's thoughts on steroids...[24:40] -Why Vince says "get lean to get big" and how fat can diminish your ability to build muscle, especially in response to a high protein meal...[27:25] -The three mechanisms via which muscles actually grow, and how to target each of the three mechanisms...[47:50] -How massage therapy or foam rolling can directly assist with muscle building, and why Vince is such a fan of a muscle activation technique called "MAT"...[55:05] -What science says about how much muscle one can really build in a month...[63:05] -The seven key oils Vince uses and why...[73:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -My interview with Vinny's wife Flavia "7 Essential Kitchen Items You’ve Never Heard Of But Need To Have." -Vince's new book: Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building -Photos of Vince's brother Michael's impressive muscle gain -Study: Anabolic sensitivity of postprandial muscle protein synthesis to the ingestion of a protein-dense food is reduced in overweight and obese young adults. -Podcast: “Dr. Two Fingers” Reveals His Teeth-Gritting, Body-Healing Secrets.“ Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Vince or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Why The Media & Supplement Companies Lie To You About Diets & Supplements (& What You Can Do About It).  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/examinepodcast I'm a voracious consumer of knowledge. On an average week, I read 3-5 books, listen to 15-20 podcasts, and read several dozen research articles. And one of my secrets to this hyperproductive digestion of information is through the use of services, websites, journals, newsletters and, well, "digests" that disseminate information into readily accessible bite-size pieces that allow me to cut through the clutter and quickly get to the main summaries, takeaways and actionable items from all the content. For example, I'm a huge fan of the book reviews produced by gentleman such as Derek Sivers and James Clear. In addition, I stay up to date with health, medical and science news via the Stone Hearth Newsletters, exercise and nutrition research via the website Suppversity, and, for general life knowledge, I'm a recent subscriber to the Farnham Street blog for staying up-to-date with the best recently published books and articles from around the web. And - for one of the most comprehensive exercise, diet, supplement resources I have ever accessed - I am a frequent visitor to the website Examine and their monthly publication The Examine Research Digest, which is produced by today's podcast guest: Kamal Patel. Kamal is the director of Examine.com, an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition. He is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and is on hiatus from a PhD in nutrition, in which he researched the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics, and in today's episode, you'll discover: -How supplement companies and the media manipulate science for their own benefits...[11:38 & 16:30] -Why Kamal thinks the "elimination diet" for nightshades is a hoax...[18:55] -The best way to know if a diet or supplement website is delivering you fake information...[29:35] -The truth about what they really feed lab rats and mice in high-fat diet studies...[31:35] -Why an extremely high percentage of the research released in medical journals is flawed or biased...[35:00] -The best way to quickly review an abstract without reading a full article, and red flags to look out for when reading an abstract...[44:50 & 48:30] -The top three most proven and researched supplements that just about everyone could benefit from...[54:56] -The surprising benefits of daily creatine intake...[61:50] -Why Kamal   doesn't take fish oil, but Ben does, and how genetics should influence supplement intake...[65:35 & 68:35] -The two supplements most people most infatuated with that Kamal thinks have very low credibility...[72:15] -The most beneficial one-two combo stack you can take for daily mental performance...[77:45] -Why you should spread your vegetable intake throughout the day to maximize your nitrate exposure...[80:48] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Supplement Goals Reference Guide -Supplement Stack Guide -The Examine Research Digest -The SuperMemo sleep website Ben mentions -Ben's article about whether or not weed causes heart disease -The CreaPure Creatine that Ben recommends -The SuperEssentials fish oil that Ben recommends -IFOS website for testing fish oils -WellnessFX blood and biomarker testing -A 3 day gut panel for testing your bacterial balance -NaturalStacks "SmartCaffeine" caffeine/theanine blend Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kamal or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

17 Ways I'm Detoxing My Body In 2017: A Special Solo Podcast Episode.  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/detoxpodcas t I'm going to detox my entire body and brain, beginning Monday, January 9, 2017 (and you can listen to today's podcast episode to learn what the random, strange photo above has to do with this). Anyways, I'm not going to do just any ol' detox like putting cayenne pepper into a nasty concoction or pushing giant grocery shopping carts full of random herbs through the supermarket. These popular detoxes can actually release toxins from tissues such as fat cells and shove them into the brain, causing even more damage. Oops. That's a bad thing. Instead, I'm partnering up with one of the most brilliant detox minds on the face of the planet: the guy I interviewed in the podcast "The Most Effective Detox You’ve Never Heard Of (And Exactly How To Do It)." His name is Dr. Dan Pompa, and Dr. Dan is going to walk me through the entire brain and body detox program that he's studied and perfected for years. I'm then going to combine his proven detox formula with my own exercise and biohacking protocols so that I can completely clean up my body without losing fitness by doing only, say, hot yoga and trampolining for weeks and weeks. See, I don't want to come out of my detox having lost my muscle or having to huff and puff whenever I climb a flight of stairs, so I'm pulling out all my fitness tricks that allow me to sculpt my body while I detox, without actually causing adrenal fatigue issues or ruining the detox protocol. And I'm inviting YOU to join me. During today's solo podcast episode with yours truly, you'll discover:  -Why most detoxification programs can severely damage your body and brain...[6:55] -What a "true cellular detox" is...[10:56] -How to detox your body using a "Prep Phase", a "Brain Phase" and a "Body Phase"...[17:53] -The 5 strategies I'm personally using to ensure I don't lose fitness or muscle during my detox...[20:52] -How fringe techniques like dry skin brushing, rebounding and infrared therapy can maximize the effectiveness of a detox...[29:00 - 39:45] -The exact workouts I'll be performing during my detox...[30:00] -Whether or not you should use the dietary strategy of ketosis during a detox...[46:00] -The best fasting strategy to use during a detox...[41:25] -How meditation can fit perfectly into a detox program...[41:38] -How oil pulling can assist with detox...[49:00] -Why fermented foods are crucial during a detox...[50:45] -The crazy, unique tea blends I'll be using to accelerate my detox and wean myself off coffee...[53:50] -And much more!  Resources from this episode: -The True Cellular Detox challenge I'll be taking on in 2017 (click here to join me before January 1) -True To Form book -The Clearlight Infrared sauna I use -Kundalini yoga -Body By Science book -JumpSport Rebounder -WholeTones CD's -Dry Skin Brush -Rumble Roller -My article on coffee enemas -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth -Eat Wheat book Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Dan or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

The Mysterious Micro-Workouts, Turning On Your Butt, Overdosing With Melatonin & More With The MindPump Guys  

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mindpump2 Remember the guys from the MindPump Podcast: Sal, Justin and Adam? If not, perhaps you didn't hear my podcast episode entitled "The Mysterious Kuwait Muscle-Building Phenomenon, The Too-Much-Protein Myth, Anabolic Triggering Sessions & More With The MindPump Podcast Crew." It's a definite must listen. As a matter of fact, that episode turned out to be such a must-listen that a few weeks ago, I hopped on a plane and flew to San Jose, California to hang out with and record with these guys once again, and to delve into their extreme knowledge of all things fitness, nutrition, muscle building, fat loss, biomechanics, exercise physiology, psychedelics and beyond. During the discussion that ensued, you'll discover: -Why Justin is creating a special stick that can measure your central nervous system integrity...[16:35] -The crazy form of electrostimulation that can simulate a 600 lb squat...[21:40] -How you can recover with lightning speed by using a strategy called "trigger sessions"...[24:15] -The special phone app that Adam uses to induce an instant "power nap"...[37:05] -The shocking dose of melatonin Ben uses for jet lag, and why Sal think melatonin isn't such a good idea...[42:15] -The best way to block blue light from screens, phones, street lights and oncoming cars...[46:35] -Three proven ways to turn on your butt, deactivate your hip flexors and eliminate low back pain...[51:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Mindpump trigger sessions and MAPS programs -Ben's brand of blue light blocking glasses -Iristech software for blocking blue light on screens -Dr. Kirk Parsley's Sleep Remedy -My podcast with Jay Schroeder -Hip flexor deactivation MindPump video -Why your butt won't turn on MindPump video -Core Foundation Training: How To Turn On Your Butt, Activate Deep Breathing & Decompress Your Spine (And Why I’ve Completely Changed My Morning Routine). -ELDOA Method -Deskbound by Kelly Starrett -Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Sal, Justin, Adam or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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