Episodes

  • Qigong 101 & Beyond: 100 Day Water Fasts, Crazy Healing Powers, Qi Balls, Sword Fingers & More With Qigong Master Robert Peng.

    · 01:14:19 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/peng Robert Peng is a world-renowned Qigong Master, healer, and author of "The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom" book, CD and DVD series. Robert was born and raised in Hunan, China. At age eight, he began an intensive apprenticeship under the close guidance of the legendary monk Xiao Yao, an enlightened master known for his profound healing ability and martial arts skill. At age fifteen, Robert performed a 100 day water fast in a small dark room at a secluded monastery in the remote mountains of Hunan province. He underwent a radical spiritual transformation and awakened amazing healing powers. Master Xiao Yao encouraged Robert to develop his healing skills by studying with other Chinese masters. He pursued his training quietly while attending university in Changsha where he majored in English Literature. When he was twenty-nine years old, he began to teach publicly, and within five years he had trained over 150,000 students all over China. With his deep understanding and practice of this ancient Chinese healing art of Qigong, and with extensive life and teaching experience in the western world, Robert has developed a unique way to teach Qigong that people from different culture can easily understand and follow but meanwhile still enjoy the real essence of this ancient Chinese art of wisdom, love and vitality. In 1997, Robert was invited to relocate to Australia. Seven years later, he moved to New York City. And it was to his New York City offices where I traveled - all the way from Washington State - for a personal one-on-one deep dive into Qigong with the man himself, Robert Peng. During the fascinating discussion that ensued, you'll discover: -Why Robert went form severe pain at eight years old to discovering the mysterious "Mr. Tan"...[8:22] -How Robert's master stopped a raging bull with his bare hands...[16:55] -Why Robert held "horse stance" in a trance for over 4 hours...[18:35] -What he discovered during a 100 day water fast in a small dark room and his radical spiritual transformation that occurred afterwards...[25:35] -How to gather nutrients with the way that you breathe...[39:30] -How Robert "zaps" people with healing powers...[43:40] -Research into the physical benefits of Qi Gong, like anti-aging, lower cortisol and lower blood pressure...[46:50] -The six emotions that humans worry about, and how Qi Gong addresses each...[49:45] -The first exercise you should do if you want to experience Qi or "awaken Qi power" if you have never have done Qi Gong before...[54:03] -The three dantians and the different types of imbalances that can arise if your dantians are not all strong...[59:55] -How you can "secretly" practice Qi Gong 24 hours a day...[65:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: The Master Key: Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom -All Robert Peng's "Master Key" titles on Amazon -My podcast with "The Scraper" Scott Dolly -Kung Fu Tea -The" Zapping" video (Robert Peng zaps Australian Prime Minister) -Four Golden Wheels video -Robert's YouTube channel Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -Human Charger - Just go to HumanCharger.com/ben and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Robert or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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  • Keto Bread, Keto Waffles, Fat Bombs & Beyond: How To Reset Your Metabolism With A Ketogenic Cleanse.

    · 01:01:09 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    Keto bread? Keto waffles? Keto fruit salad? Yep, all those low carb option and more are totally possible on a ketogenic diet. You just need to know what to do, and my guest on today's podcast, Maria Emmerich, knows exactly how to do it. Maria is a wellness expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She is the author of several cookbooks and three nutritional guidebooks, including the global bestseller The Ketogenic Cookbook, Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking and the books we talk about on today's show... ...The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse... ...Keto Comfort Foods... ...and Keto Restaurant Favorites... Maria’s success stems from her passion for helping others reach and sustain optimal health through programs and education that work on a personal level. She understands the connection between food and how it makes us all feel inside and out. Her specialty is brain chemical neurotransmitters and how they are affected by the foods we eat. After struggling with her weight throughout her childhood, she decided to study health and wellness so she could help others who are discouraged by their appearance and do not feel their best. The nutrient-rich, relatively high-fat dietary approach that she developed for herself and the exotic, little-known replacements for typical high-glycemic starchy foods and sugar are what finally gave her total peace with food, something she never imagined possible. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Maria is such a big fan of using potassium and magnesium to maintain lean muscle when on a ketogenic diet...[9:35 & 11:50] -How to make a ketogenic snow cone...[13:42] -Why one of the common keto mistakes is consuming too many nuts and seeds...[17:05] -What are the top sweeteners that Maria likes and why do she "blends" sweeteners...[22:45] -The one sugar alcohol that is best and OK to use...[26:50] -Maria's amazing chicken and waffles recipe...[28:20] -A low-glycemic index, healthy twist on a "hot pocket"...[35:40] -How to make a "fat bomb"...[39:15] -Maria's recipe for a ketogenic fruit salad...[41:30] -How to make dairy-free and nut-free ketogenic bread...[44:00] -How Maria makes healthy refried beans...[47:11] -The shocking truth about omelette batter in restaurants...[50:55] -Maria's definition of a comfort food, and why you get a unique psychological benefit from eating comfort food...[53:50] -What Maria's favorite comfort food recipe is...[55:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse: Reset Your Metabolism with 160 Tasty Whole-Food Recipes & Meal Plans -Keto Comfort Foods -Keto Restaurant Favorites -Shaved Ice machine -Omica Organics stevia -Swerve stevia -Stevia glycerite -Kettle & Fire bone broth -USWellnessMeats Liverwurst -Stand mixer Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Thorne - Go to GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com/Thorne to check out pure, high quality supplements. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Maria or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • The Indiana Jones Of Superfoods: Stem Cells, Air-To-Water Machines, Coffeefruit & More With Darin Olien.

    · 01:15:08 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/superlifepodcast When I first met today's podcast guest, we were sitting inside a sauna at Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece's pool. He was sitting across from me, and filled me in on some of the most advanced stem cell boosting tactics that I'd every heard - including talking about little-known superfoods I'd never heard anyone expound upon with such knowledge. Turns out this guy, whose name is Darin Olien, is actually called “the Indiana Jones of superfoods.” Since 2005 he has successfully sourced more than 300 foods and ingredients from around the world as an exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and environmental activist. Today, he is a renowned authority on nutrition, hydration, and the health potential of foods and herbs and he’s on a mission to help everyone learn about them and use them to feel their best. Darin He is the formulator of the superfood-packed Shakeology® and a full plant-based detoxification program. His book, SuperLife: The 5 Simple Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome, offers resources for easy lifestyle changes to create optimal health in your body and live your best life possible. In this groundbreaking health and lifestyle guide, the superfoods expert and nutritionist provides the key to understanding and utilizing the five life forces—the sole factors that determine whether or not we will be healthy, fit, and free of illness. In Superlife, Darin Olien provides us with an entirely new way of thinking about health and wellbeing by identifying what he calls the life forces: Quality Nutrition, Hydration, Detoxification, Oxygenation, and Alkalization. Olien demonstrates in great detail how to maintain these processes, thereby allowing our bodies to do the rest. He tells us how we can maintain healthy weight, prevent even the most serious of diseases, and feel great. He explains that all of this is possible without any of the restrictive or gimmicky diet plans that never work in the long term. Olien has traveled the world, exploring the health properties of foods that have sustained indigenous cultures for centuries. Putting his research into practice, he has created a unique and proven formula for maximizing our bodies’ potential. He also includes a “how-to-eat” user’s guide with a shopping list, advice on “what to throw away,” a guide to creating a healthy, balanced diet plan, and advice on how to use supplements effectively. Written in Olien’s engaging conversational style, Superlife is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive look at dieting and nutrition, a timeless and essential guide to maintaining the human body and maximizing its potential. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The crazy shenanigans that take place in Laird Hamilton's pool workouts...[6:05] -How Darin became a superfood hunter known as the Indiana Jones of superfoods...[10:25] -The first two superfoods Darin discovered in the Amazon...[16:00] -Which little-known protein source has a perfect balance of omega 3's, 6's and 9's...[21:00] -The one type of cell in your body that is truly "immortal" and the one common berry that can activate this cell...[24:25] -The type of coffee that in new research has been shown to significantly increase BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor)...[39:55] -Why Darin drinks his water from something called an "air-to-water" machine...[50:40] -The next big "nut" trend in superfoods that barely anybody knows about...[60:00] -The plant that Darin calls the "vitamin pill"...[67:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -SuperLife: The 5 Simple Fixes That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome -Podcast: Some Of The Craziest Superfoods You’ve Never Heard Of. -Podcast: Lightning Speed Healing Hack or Overpriced Fad? What You Need To Know About Stem Cells. -Organic Maca root -Organic Yacon -Sacha Inchi protein -Brewable coffeefruit from Amazon -Bulletproof NeuroMaster 30 Capsules Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor BDNF Energy -Podcast on Teloyears testing -Air To Water Machine -The structured water filter Ben uses -What Is Molecular Hydrogen video by Tyler Lebaron -The Baru nut -Moringa plant extract Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/HumanCharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit and save 10% on your purchase. -Casper - Go to Casper.com/Ben AND use promo code BEN to save $50 off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Darin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • What A Christian-Libertarian-Environmentalist-Capitalist-Lunatic-Farmer Can Teach You About How To Eat, How To Shop & How To Think About The Way We Farm & Feed The World.

    · 01:09:20 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/pignessofpigs In today's podcast, I interview Joel F. Salatin - a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer”. We discuss his new book The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs and much, much more. Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author. He raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct-marketing to consumers and restaurants. In high school, Salatin began his own business selling rabbits, eggs, butter and chicken from his family farm at the Staunton Curb Market. He then attended Bob Jones University where he majored in English and was a student leader. He graduated in 1979. Salatin married his childhood sweetheart in 1980 and became a feature writer at the Staunton, Virginia newspaper, The News Leader, where he had worked earlier typing obituaries and police reports. Tired of “having his stories spiked,” he decided to try farming full-time after first getting involved in a walnut-buying station run by two high school boys. Salatin’s grandfather had been an avid gardener and beekeeper and a follower of J. I. Rodale, the founder of regenerative organic gardening. Salatin’s father worked as an accountant and his mother taught high school physical education. Salatin’s parents had bought the land that became Polyface after losing a farm in Venezuela to political turmoil. They had raised cattle using organic methods, but could not make a living at farming alone. Salatin, a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer” produces high-quality “beyond organic” meats, which are raised using environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture. Jo Robinson, the author of Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products From Grass-Fed Animals (2004) said of Salatin, “He’s not going back to the old model. There’s nothing in county extension or old-fashioned ag science that really informs him. He is just looking totally afresh at how to maximize production in an integrated system on a holistic farm. He’s just totally innovative.” Salatin considers his farming a ministry, and he condemns the negative impact on his livelihood and lifestyle of what he considers an increasingly regulatory approach taken by the agencies of the United States government toward farming. Salatin now spends a hundred days a year lecturing at colleges and to environmental groups. And now from Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin is a new book - a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles: The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation. This book is an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Joel calls his new book the Marvelous Pigness of Pigs...[7:10] -How Christians abuse God's creation, and what's wrong with the average church potluck...[9:10] -Examples of how even the Bible is chock full of animal rights...[19:17] -Why Christians should be devoted to soil development...[22:00] -How a church and church property could be used to actually hydrate the landscape...[33:15] -How a church property could be used to provide food and water for the entire community...[40:05] -Why Joel believes that God would not want us to create GMO foods...[45:20] -What a beautiful, Christian farm and food system should look like...[55:08]  -What it looks like to be "farming with faith" vs. "farming with fear"...[60:50]  -And much more! Resources from this episode: The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -Blue Apron -  Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING by going to blueapron.com/ben Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joel or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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  • Age Reversing Via The Gut, The Ultimate Anti-Anxiety Pill, Customized Probiotics & More With Billionaire Entrepreneur & Viome Founder Naveen Jain

    · 01:13:36 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/naveen Naveen K. Jain is one of the most interesting guys I have ever met. Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. We are developing technologies to harvest planetary resources on the moon and developing infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society. Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, women empowerment, agriculture, and energy. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world. Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies. Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal”for pioneers in technology, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most inspiring Entrepreneur” by Andaaz TV, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring. Naveen's latest project is called "Viome", a cutting-edge gut and microbiome analysis company I first revealed in the must-see video "What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health.". Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. They have developed technologies to analyze the biochemistry and ecosystem of our body that consists of millions of metabolites and trillions of micro-organisms. Their plan is to identify biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and prevent them through personalized diet & nutrition. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Naveen got permission to land on the moon and built the largest moon rock collection...[10:15] -Naveen's unique system for learning new things...[12:20] -Why Naveen became so interested in the microbiome...[22:35] -How the "poop" from young creatures can make older creatures more sprightly and young...[31:50] -Why Naveen thinks most microbiome evaluations are complete snake oil...[39:40] -The reason you must test your gut fungus in addition to your gut bacteria...[44:20] -The fascinating way that a gut test can tell you how much you are actually working out...[45:55] -How Naveen licensed $21 million gut sequencing technology from Los Alamos laboratory...[49:20] -Whether you can create a customized probiotic strain specific to you...[52:50] -How glyphosate is killing your microbiome...[56:55] -Naveen's shocking prediction about the next big thing in health care...[61:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Facebook Live version of this podcast -Get moved to the front of the list if you use code “fitness” at Viome.com. -What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health. -Naveen's "Moonshots" book -The GMO Revealed Documentary -Ben's podcast about glyphosate and the Restore supplement his kids take every day -The book "Beyond Human" by Eve Herold -Eran Segal's Wiezmann institute lab in Israel -Modifying the Gut Microbiome Could Lead to Treatments of Chronic, Anxiety, and Stress-Related Disorders -Young guts make elderly fish sprightly -Obesity, metabolic syndrome and gastrointestinal disease are all influenced by our gut microbiome. -Our microbiome controls our immune system more than we realize. -What we eat alters our microbiome faster than expected. -Our microbiome is associated with both type II diabetes and the complications that come with it. -Our gut microbiome has been shown to influence depression, cognition, behavior, and neural development. -Gut microbiota have been linked to Parkinson’s disease and its motor symptoms. -Certain bacteria have been linked to atherosclerosis, an all-too-common heart condition. -Microbes are involved in the development of Alzheimer’s pathology. -Shifts in the makeup of our gut microbiome are associated with colorectal cancer. Show Sponsors: -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: MeUndies.com/GREENFIELD -Thorne - Go to GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com/Thorne to check out pure, high quality supplements. -Human Charger - Just go to humancharger.com/ben and use the code BFITNESS for 20% off. -Bark Box - For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit BarkBox.com/ben when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Naveen or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • What MindPump Says When Ben's Not Around: Spartan World Championship Exclusive

    · 01:14:53 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    From the MindPump "Lake Tahoe Spartan Studio" at the 2017 Spartan World Championship race, Ben and Brock sit down with the guys from MindPump to talk OCR. In a surprising turn of events, Ben leaves the interview allowing Brock and the MindPump boys to dish behind Ben's back. 

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  • Is Doping An Obstacle: Spartan World Championship Exclusive

    · 00:43:09 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    From very near the start line of the 2017 Spartan World Championship race in Lake Tahoe, podcast sidekick Brock Armstrong talks with Ian Adamson, former competitive adventure racer, television professional and president of the International Obstacle Sports Federation. They chat about the state of obstacle racing as a recognized sport as well as how the anti-doping regulations could help or hinder it in getting recognized. 

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  • Burpees and Botany: Spartan World Championship Exclusive

    · 00:49:39 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    Live from a hotel room in Lake Tahoe at the 2017 Spartan World Championship race, Brock Armstrong interviews three of the personalities behind the SpartanUp podcast. Sefra Alexandra (www.seedhuntress.com), Johnny Waite, and producer Marion Abrams. The conversation takes some surprisingly philosophical turns including enthobotany, dealing well with low points in your life and burpees as an analogy for life. 

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  • The Human Garage: Discover How To Reboot Your Body & Recharge Your Brain With The Most Advanced Form Of Bodywork That Exists.

    · 02:06:21 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/humangarage Last month, I ventured to a place called "The Human Garage" in Venice Beach, California... ...for an absolutely mind-blowing full body reboot that turned out to be the most unique mash-up of deep tissue body work, aromatherapy, energy healing and combination of ancestral methods and modern science that I've ever experienced in my life. Not kidding. I left as a new man with a new body. So what is the Human Garage? At Human Garage, they pursue the Power of Alignment, balancing both body and mind to maximize the innate capacities present in each of our bodies to heal. They utilize a systemic, hands-on approach to unwinding and rebalancing body and mind. They believe by locating and releasing the origin of the problem of pain, biomechanically and biochemically, the body begins to unwind and lays the foundation for the body to heal itself. They take clients through an unwinding process with a hands-on release therapy they created and designed to realign the body from the inside out. Their treatment is based on the belief that every person and every body is different. Their belief is that people ultimately know their own bodies better than anyone else and have to actively participate in its recovery. Unlike traditional modalities for treating pain, they believe in finding and treating the origin of discomfort to avoid chasing symptoms of pain and dysfunction. Their approach is based on a sound belief in the connection between body and mind and they offer a variety of services to bring the body back into balance. In addition to their unwinding and release alignment protocol, they also provide services such as nutritional supplementation and coaching, personal training and biomechanical development to maximize well-being and health. They also offer a wide variety of functional foods and hand-crafted essential oils to keep your body and mind happy, healthy, and in motion. On today's podcast with Human Garage founder Garry Lineham, you'll discover: -The story of how Garry went from a bed-bound ex-bodybuilder to completely reinventing and fixing his anatomy...[13:15] -Why most people (including doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists) don't see the full picture and "get it wrong" when it comes to permanently fixing your joint aches and pains...[17:00] -The surprising number of people who work on you all at the same time at the Human Garage (I personally had 4 people working on me at once)...[25:30 & 47:55] -How Garry "talks to your body" and asks it questions, then sense the response...[27:20 & 55:40] -Why Garry endorses high dose curcumin and ketones combined with one special ingredient (this one surprised me) to make his work even more effective...[83:00] -The "libido tea" and special "sprig water" Garry uses...[87:40 & 97:40] -Where essential oils and aromatherapy fit into the healing process, and how you can use them...[92:45] -How to incorporate sound healing and music into deep tissue therapy...[93:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Facebook Live recording of this episode -HumanGarage.net (don't forget to use code Ben17 for your 10% off) -Adam Von RothFelder -My review of Dr. David Hawkins book -Dr. David Rubenstein -The Human Garage Alignment Protocol graphic -Essential Anatomy software -Ben's biochemical lab results from the Human Garage -Fascia Magnified 25x Video -Libido Tea -KetoFuel -PowerCurc -Essential Oil Wizardry Essential Oils -Sprig Water Show Sponsors:  -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order. -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. -Human Charger - Just go to humancharger.com/ben and use the code BFITNESS for 20% off. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Garry or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • Detoxing Your Mindset: Spartan World Championship Exclusive

    · 00:41:29 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    Live from Lake Tahoe at the 2017 Spartan World Championship Podfest, sidekick Brock Armstrong (with a brief appearance by Ben) chats with Shanna Mota about mindset, detoxing your thoughts and the 4 ingredients in Organifi that go beyond your regular superfood. Find out more at bengreenfieldfitness.com.organifi and use code “spartanben” for 20% off.

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  • Hacking Gratitude: Spartan World Championship Exclusive

    · 00:38:39 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    Live from the Spartan World Championship Podfest in Lake Tahoe, podcast sidekick Brock Armstrong interviews Gene Gurkoff about his new app and how it can increase gratitude and reset your mindset around movement. 

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  • A Deep Brain Stimulation Device That Causes Your Body To Experience A Massive Natural Surge Of Dopamine & Serotonin...& Fall Into A State Of Deep Relaxation - No Drugs Required.

    · 01:00:26 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/electricfish If you read the recent article "The Story Of How An Electric Torpedo Fish Can Put You Into A State Of Deep Relaxation, Enhance Sleep & Eliminate Stress", then you're no doubt familiar with Kelly Roman... In that article, Kelly describes how, in 46 AD, the personal physician to the Roman Emperor Claudius applied an electric torpedo fish to the Emperor’s forehead to successfully relieve his migraines. Don't believe me? Check out “Thousands of Years Before Modern Electricity, Ancient Romans Used Electrotherapy to Effectively Treat Neurological Conditions“. Anyways, this first “wearable” was actually alive, and the “user experience” was provided by the twitching underbelly of the fish, which was enraged from being pulled out of the sea and which covered the top half of the patient’s face. It filled the patient’s nose with its fishy scent, and delivered at first a painful and then numbing electric shock (roughly the same voltage as a hairdryer dropped in a bathtub). “These are still the early days of wearable neurostimulation,” an ancient tech blogger would have reported, “But on the bright side, the device, while possessing eyes and teeth, is at least conveniently wireless.” Heh. Today we know that electrically stimulating the trigeminal nerve, which runs, in part, beneath the forehead, does in fact effectively suppress migraines. Indeed, the FDA approved the first wearable neurostimulation device to treat migraines in 2012 and like the torpedo fish, the wearable’s electrode is placed on the forehead. But the idea of using electrical stimulation to affect not only pain perception, but mood and sleep, arose more recently in human history, and in today's podcast with Kelly you'll not only discover the fascinating history of electrical stimulation for addressing cognitive issues, but you'll also discover how a small company called “Fisher Wallace” developed a brand new deep brain stimulation device called the "Circadia" that causes your body to experience a massive natural release of dopamine, serotonin and fall into a state of deep relaxation, no drugs required. Kelly co-founded Fisher Wallace Labs, a 10-year-old medical device company, where he leads product development, regulatory affairs, marketing, and VR strategy. Prior to Fisher Wallace, Kelly served as a business development executive at several media and technology companies, including Nielsen Media and the scientific journal Nature. Kelly is known in the medical device industry as leading the commercialization of medical grade, wearable neurostimulation. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating story of the electric torpedo fish that the ancient Romans used for neurostimulation...[9:15] -How electroconvulsive therapy got such a bad reputation...[13:10] -How two brothers called "the Liss brothers" fit in to bring electrostimulation to the modern psychiatric industry...[18:00] -How Kelly discovered the device that the Liss brothers created and turned it into the Fisher Wallace stimulator...[23:30] -Why electrostimulation has now entered the mainstream, and Kelly's thoughts on the new devices out there like Muse and Thync...[28:20] -How electrostimulation can be used to increase HRV, serotonin and dopamine and to decrease cortisol...[47:00] -How the Circadia devices compares to other sleep enhancing devices out there like Muse and Thync...[48:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -How To Get Your Own CIRCADIA®: Here's how you get one for yourself, along with a no-questions-asked 30 day refund and return guarantee. Fisher Wallace Labs has partnered with Ben Greenfield Fitness to offer anyone who discovers this article a $100 discount on any purchase of CIRCADIA®: just go to Circadia.info and when you checkout, enter the coupon code GREENFIELD. Circadia has live customer service via phone, chat and email from 10AM – midnight EST on Mondays-Fridays, and from noon – midnight EST on the weekends.  You can also feel free to leave any comments or questions below this article, or to send Kelly questions at info@fisherwallace.com and he will read and respond within 24 hours. -The Myobuddy device Ben uses for jaw realignment therapy -The HALO Neuroscience device Show Sponsors: -Soothe - Download Soothe “S-O-O-T-H-E” in the iOS app store or Google Play Store and be sure to use our code "GREEN" to get $20 off your first massage. Soothe – spa-quality massage anytime, anywhere. -Casper - Go to casper.com/ben AND use promo code "BEN" - to save $50 off your purchase. -Quip - Go to GetQuip.com/ben to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order!   Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kelly or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • The Science of Reading People, Captivating A Conversation, Interpreting Body Language, Decoding Facial Expressions & Much More!

    · 00:55:53 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/captivate When I was attending University of Idaho, my roommate was one of the top vacuum cleaner salesman in the world. Believe it or not I've actually had him on the podcast in a separate episode which you can listen to here. I remember being fascinated with this guy's personal library. It was chock-full of books about reading body language, how to tell if people were lying to you, how to tell if people were attracted to you, how to negotiate, how to argue, and how to successfully enchant people and engage in social situations. So I read just about every book in his library and became incredibly interested in the science of human body language and human emotions. However, for the past several years I really haven't delved into much of the science behind understanding human connections and human interactions until my interest was recently re-sparked when reading a fascinating new book called Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. As I usually do when I find a book incredibly intriguing, I folded over an enormous number of pages and hunted down the author to interview her for today's podcast. If you ever feel awkward at networking events, wonder what your date really thinks of you, wish you could decode people, or want to learn more about the science of people, this episode is for you. As a human behavior hacker, my guest on today's podcast - Vanessa Van Edwards - created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s definitely cracked the code. In her new book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on how to captivate anyone - and a completely new approach to building connections.   Just like knowing the formulas to use in a chemistry lab, or the right programming language to build an app, Captivate provides simple ways to solve people problems. You learn, for example… -How to work a room: Every party, networking event, and social situation has a predictable map. Discover the sweet spot for making the most connections. -How to read faces: It’s easier than you think to speed-read facial expressions and use them to predict people’s emotions. -How to talk to anyone: Every conversation can be memorable—once you learn how certain words generate the pleasure hormone dopamine in listeners. When you understand the laws of human behavior, your influence, impact, and income will increase significantly. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation - negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You’ll never interact the same way again. Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Her latest book, Captivate, was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. During my discussion with Vanessa, you'll discover: -How we can "smell" fear in people, why women on birth control pills may choose the wrong mate, and how our level of hormones can actually change our facial structure and compatibility with other people...[9:35] -What a "PQ score" is and why it is so relevant to success...[14:27] -The biggest mistake most people make at social events, and where successful "hyper-networkers" stand...[17:50] -What you can learn from the most successful TED Talks based on the same three things that every TED presenter does...[23:20] -The "trust hormone" that Ben injected for several weeks that can also be released via eye contacts and handshakes...[26:35] -Why Vanessa took a 7 day vow of silence, and the shocking lessons she learned by "not talking"...[37:15] -One of the best hacks you can use to sync your brain to someone else you are talking to...[43:50] -What is the process Vanessa describes in her book called "the nut job"? [49:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Show Sponsors: -Onnit - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Vanessa or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • 374: How To Maximize Ketosis, Should You Have Sex Before Competition, Do Power Poses Really Work & More...

    · 01:16:52 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/374 Sep 21, 2017 Podcast: 374 - How To Maximize Ketosis, Should You Have Sex Before Competition, Do Power Poses Really Work? 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 [3:22]: Ryan Holiday CRUSHED IT on this article about how to live a fulfilling life. Very good read. How to retain more from the books you read, in 5 simple steps. Fascinating article about new emerging thoughts on low back pain treatments. 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 [25:15]: This podcast is brought to you by: -Blue Apron -  Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING by going to blueapron.com/ben -Organifi Green Juice - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: MeUndies.com/GREENFIELD -PodcastOne Survey - There are two easy ways to being the survey: Go to www.Podcastone.com/mysurvey OR go to www.podcastone.com and click on the Survey Banner. If you’ve filled a survey out in the past, we thank you, but we still need you to do it again. -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. Ben's Adventures: -NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -Ben is racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Lake Tahoe, Spartan World Championships, September 30 - October 1 -Oct 13-15, 2017: Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland. This event is the focal point for learning faster, performing better, living longer, and enjoying more what you wake up to do every day. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, nutrition, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Get your tickets here! -November 10-13: Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference, Minneapolis, MN. I'll be speaking at the 18th annual conference that covers everything from hormone health, adrenal and thyroid health, natural fertility, degenerative diseases, to traditional diets and food preparation & more. Learn how to improve your health through food, farming and the healing arts. Click here to register.  -November 28: The Alchemist's Kitchen, in New York's Bowery neighborhood. Ben will be doing a special biohacking presentation at "the alchemist" -November 29: “A Biohacking Adventure” with Ben Greenfield and Chef David Bouley - Join us at Bouley Test Kitchen for a biohacking adventure! The experience is part of “The Chef and the Doctor”– our series of health-focused, multi-course culinary experiences featuring world renowned doctors and Chef David Bouley. -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 11-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for $10 off. Giveaways & Goodies: -Click here to get your own GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your 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 [33:20]: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Maximize Ketosis Margot says: I just listened to your interview with Dom D'agostino where (if I understood correctly) he said that you can enhance the synergistic effects of exogenous ketones if you mix them with BCAAs and MCTs. I take ketone salts that only have potassium added. I was wondering if I could get the added benefits of BCAAs and MCTs if I add them in my own concoction. Or even by added the ketone salts to a protein powder and then adding some coconut oil. That would enhance the taste but would it do anything to the effectiveness of the ketone salts? In my response, I recommend: -My article on BCAA's vs. EAA's  -How to get into ketosis -The Levl device (MARGE INSERT OUR AFFILIATE LINK/DISCOUNT CODE) Do Power Poses Really Work? Kyle says: When you go and do public speaking, for example when you did your TED talk, when you to present in front of people, what are some strategies you use to get into that presenter mode? Any tricks you do? Any breathing exercises? What kind of mental preparation do you do? Any examples would be appreciated. In my response, I recommend: -This Egoscue Video -Power of Introverts by Susan Caine MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK -Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK -1 minute of box breathing (MARGE INCLUDE OUR AFFILIATE LINK TO BOX BREATHING APP) How To Detox Your Home Jason says: When you are doing DIY projects around the home, like painting the house, minor plumbing, or gluing something back together - all these products tend to have a lot of toxic compounds in them. Do you do these DIY projects and look for low toxin products, like a low VOC paint or something that doesn't have any toxins in it? Do you contract the work out so you don't have to touch it? What do you do? In my response, I recommend: -How To Biohack Healthy Home book (MARGE INCLUDE OUR LINK) -AirDoctor (MARGE INCLUDE OUR LINK AND CODE) -17 ways I detoxed my body in 2017 Should You Have Sex Before Competition? Beni says: I am wondering about this idea of peaking for a race where for 3-4 days you ejaculate a lot (or have a lot of sex) and then about 2-3 days before competition you cut it all off to increase testosterone (or whatever). Apparently there is a lot of ayurvedic study around this. I would like to hear the physiological side of this. Is there any clinical proof or a reason to do this? Ben, I know you were tampering with this so let me know if you have seen results with that. In my response, I recommend: -This chart on ejaculation frequency: Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!  

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  • The Best Way To Know How Stress, Supplements, Sleep, Sex & More Affects Your Nervous System: The Latest News About Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Training

    · 01:08:21 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hrv2 Measuring your heart rate variability (also known as "HRV") is, in my opinion, one of the most valuable ways to begin your day with a brief three to five minute period of simple self-quantification that tells you exactly how stressed your nervous system is, how prepared your body is to train, and how everything from stress to supplements to sleep to sex has affected your body. I've certainly produced tons of content on exactly how HRV works and how to do it, including: -A Deep Dive Into HRV: The Myths & Truths of Heart Rate Variability Testing -Does A Vegetarian Diet Reduce Sperm Count, Cell Phones And Brain Cancer, What Is A Good “HRV” Number & More! -HRV: The Single, Next Big Trend In Biohacking And Self-Quantification And How To Use It -338: How To Lower High Cortisol, The Groundbreaking High-Fat Endurance Study, What Causes Low HRV & More! -Episode #222: What Is The Best Way To Track Your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) -322: The Truth About “Starvation Mode”, Does Ketosis Work For Crossfit, Measuring HRV During Exercise & More! -#313: Vegan Bulletproof Coffee & Vegan Bone Broth, Can HRV Be Too High, Are Tesla Cars Healthy & Much More! -#299: Does A Vegetarian Diet Reduce Sperm Count, Cell Phones And Brain Cancer, What Is A Good “HRV” Number & More! -The Do-It-Yourself Guide To Using Heart Rate Variability Testing to Track Your Stress and Nervous System Health -Everything You Need To Know About Heart Rate Variability Testing But in this podcast episode, I address - along with HRV expert Jo Beth Dow - the latest news in the world of HRV, brand new technologies, and even ways to measure HRV without a chest strap. So who is Jo Beth Dow? Jo Beth Dow is a cofounder, CTO and COO of SweetWater Health, LLC, a pioneer in the use of heart rate variability as a platform for remote monitoring and diagnostics. Dow has spent her career in high tech designing and producing state-of- the-art networking technology and building high tech companies. Dow entered the networking industry at its inception and has been at the forefront of networking technology development, including Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and FDDI while working for Ungermann-Bass, Telebit, Network Peripherals, Granite Systems, Cisco and Dominet Systems. She founded and grew several technology companies where she honed her financial and operations expertise, including Granite Systems (acquired by Cisco), Dominet Systems, RedMedic (acquired by Blue Shield, and SweetWater Health). She also served as CFO for Content Rules, a content development firm specializing in high tech clients. During her five-years at Content Rules, Dow took the firm from $3M to $8.7M in revenue. Dow co-founded SweetWater Health LLC with CEO Ronda Collier in 2011. SweetWater Health is a mobile health software technology company with a platform that measures heart rate variability (a vital sign that reveals an individual’s state of health for a number of different conditions and applications) and facilitates continuous monitoring of stress levels via a patented algorithm. She is responsible for engineering development of the product, operations, finance and corporate strategy. Dow graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences at Florida Atlantic University. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What I personally do with my own HRV numbers and how I choose the exercise I'm going to do based on my HRV numbers...[6:45 & 9:10] -Whether there is any kind of special difference between the algorithm used in NatureBeat and the other popular HRV tools out there, like EliteHRV, MyIthlete, Bioforce, etc...[11:35] -The first screen on NatureBeat has four options for monitoring stress - monitor stress, heart rate recovery, HRV for training and 3 min HRV checkup - and Jo Beth walks us through each...[20:50]  -How you can use your HRV measurement to tell whether or not you are depressed...[29:15] -How much you can "game" that value with breathing, relaxation or meditation techniques while measuring your HRV...[35:15] -When a high HRV is a bad thing...[38:15] -How the food test works, and how Ben figured out he was eating "the wrong thing" for lunch...[47:05] -How you can use the "correlation" screen to see how everything from body weight to stress to weight affects the HRV...[51:25] -What heart rate monitor straps work best for measuring HRV...[55:45] -How you can measure your heart rate variability without using a chest strap...[59:00] -How a Zoom HRV monitor works to measure your HRV, along with your blue light exposure...[62:20] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -NatureBeat app for iPhone and Android -LifeTrak Zoom HRV Monitor - use code ZOOMNB10 to get $10 off within the United States -LifeTrak Zoom HRV Monitor - use code ZOOMNB10 to get $10 off outside the United States -Other HR monitors compatible with NatureBeat -Kubios -Interpreting HRV Trends in Athletes: High Isn’t Always Good and Low Isn’t Always Bad -The OURA ring Ben talks about -Spectra electrode conducting gel Ben uses Show Sponsors: -Four Sigmatic - Go to FourSigmatic.com/Greenfield and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Kimera Koffee - Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN to get 10% off your order! -Human Charger - Just go to humancharger.com/ben and use the code BFITNESS for 20% off. -Thorne - Go to GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com/Thorne to check out pure, high quality supplements. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jo Beth or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • Nasal Glutathione, Psychedelics, Dynavision & More - The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

    · 01:20:07 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/concussionmanual Concussion is the biggest name in today's high-impact sports. And even if you haven't had a concussion, many people - due to brain inflammation, blood-brain barrier leakage, neurotransmitter imbalances and beyond - suffer from many of the same problematic brain issues caused by a concussion, such as brain fog, distraction, and ADHD-like symptoms (you can check out my own story about that, and how I fixed it, in this article I published after my brain scan at the Peak Brain Institute). As more and more high profile athletes come forward to share their stories of invisible suffering after head injuries, we as a culture are finally acknowledging this silent epidemic. Enter The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, written by today's podcast guest, Dr. Dan Engle, as a user’s guide for those suffering after head traumas and those that support them.  It is one-part “textbook,” packed with the leading research on medical technologies for healing the injured brain, and one-part “workbook,” offering a step-by-step method for making and tracking a personalized recovery regimen. Dr. Dan Engle's background and passion for concussion repair stem from a three-decade investigation into the many modalities for healing his own traumas.  When the usual medical treatments didn’t help, he explored what was possible, found what worked and put them into this manual - "the best of the best" in the medical arena for recovering from sports related head injury. Dr. Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry, integrative spirituality and peak performance methods. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio, his psychiatry residency degree from the University of Colorado in Denver and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University. Currently, he is Medical Consultant to Onnit Labs in Austin, Texas, the Temple of the Way of Light Ayahuasca Center in Peru, Crossroads Ibogaine Recovery Center in Mexico and the True Rest Float Center in Tempe, Arizona. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How to get your own home float tank and the type of psychedelics or supplements to use before getting into the float tank...[12:55] -Where to purchase ketamine as a psychedelic on the Dark Web...[22:10] -The best way to go about hunting down a home hyperbaric oxygen therapy...[28:00] -What an interference field is and why Dr. Dan talks about it in the book in relation to hormones...[30:20] -How Dr. Dan performed what he calls "meditation on steroids"...[53:30] -What you can learn from the practice of ancient man using sharpened stones as medicine...[59:50] -Why glutathione is so important and how one administers it intranasally...[71:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries -A Surgeon’s Little-Known Secret to Biohacking Your Body With Oxygen Therapy -The LiveO2 device that Ben uses for Exercise With Oxygen Therapy -Microdosing with psychedelics guide -Podcast: Maximize Oxygen Utilization Efficiency, Simulate High Altitude Training, Get The Cardiovascular Capacity of a Navy SEAL & More With “The Oxygen Advantage” Author Patrick McKeown -"Let Every Breathe" Russian Systema training book -The Human Garage in Santa Monica -The Biocybernaut Institute -Peak Brain Institute -Ben's interview with Dr. Wendy Myers on energy medicine -Glutathione nasal spray Show Sponsors: -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Bark Box - For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit BarkBox.com/ben when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan! -Kimera Koffee - Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN to get 10% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dan or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • "If It Fits Your Macros", Is Clean Eating A Waste Of Time, Hex Bars, Can't-Miss Supplements & More With Mike Matthews.

    · 01:19:23 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mikematthews Mike Matthews is a bestselling fitness author of books like "Bigger, Leaner, Stronger" and "Thinner, Leaner, Stronger". He is also the creator of the blog MuscleForLife.com and the supplement company Legion Athletics. His scientific approach to building muscle and losing fat has helped thousands of people build strong, lean, muscular, and healthy bodies, and his work has been featured in many popular outlets including Bodybuilding.com, Esquire, Men’s Health, Elle, and many more. Here's a small sampling of a few of Mike's core beliefs about getting into the best shape of your life: Lifting light weights for high reps is basically a waste of time. If your routine doesn’t revolve around heavy lifting, you’re doing it wrong. Getting lean, and even super lean, does NOT require hours upon hours of grueling cardio, or crash dieting that leaves you starving and miserable every day. If you know what you’re doing, you can gain 20-30 pounds of lean mass (yes, muscle) in your first year of training, regardless of your genetics. Pretty much every machine in the gym should be avoided, and most exercises are horribly ineffective. Which brings me to the next point… The idea that you have to constantly change your workout routine or your body will adapt and plateau is a lie. I change my routine once every 2-4 months and consistently get stronger month after month. You don’t have to exercise for more than 1 hour per day, 5 days per week to be in peak physical condition. I personally lift weights Monday through Friday for about 45 minutes, and do 3-4 cardio sessions per week, with each session running about 30 minutes. And I do the cardio mainly because I enjoy it. HOW MUCH you eat determines the effectiveness of your diet, not WHAT or WHEN. No matter what you’re doing with your diet, you can always work in cheats and indulgences and achieve your goals. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Mike now works out far less than what he used to, and gets better results...[10:45] -Mike's opinion on the research that high reps, low weight actually works for hypertrophy...[14:20 & 20:00] -Why both Ben and Mike like the hex bar for deadlifting...[32:50] -Why Mike says clean eating isn't the key to weight loss or muscle gain...[40:30] -The can't-miss components of Mike's morning routine...[53:50] -What Mike's diet and supplement regimen looks like, and the four supplements he always takes...[57:10] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Mike's extensive library of books -Legion Supplements (Mike's company) -DNAfit Genetic Testing for Power vs. Endurance -Hex bar deadlift bar -Eat Wheat book Show Sponsors: -Casper - Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/ben and using BEN. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive $250 off HealthGains' HGH, testosterone or sexual health services at their Aventura, Florida location. -BiOptimizers - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order of Masszymes and P3-OM probiotic. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Mike or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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  • Runner's High: Marijuana's Surprising Effects On Athletic Performance (& Whether Weed Really Can Make You Better At Sports).

    · 01:15:04 · Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/weedpodcast The recent controversial article featured on Greatist entitled "Why More Athletes Are Turning to Weed" starts like this... "It’s a typical Wednesday evening. After a long run, Andrew, who works in digital media in New York City, is following his standard post-run routine. Like most runners, he’ll quickly cool down, stretch, drink water, and maybe grab a post-workout snack. Unlike many runners, he’ll also smoke pot. The avid runner and cyclist, whose racing résumé includes the Umstead 100 Ultra, typically lights up immediately before his athletic activities and usually within an hour or two post-sweat session. Andrew isn’t alone in his habit—in fact, combining cannabis and sport has become an underground trend in distance-running culture. Ultra runners such as Avery Collins and Jen Shelton have admitted to running under the influence of marijuana. And former professional runner Chris Barnicle, a cannabis advocate living in Los Angeles, calls himself the “world’s fastest stoner” on Twitter. Pro-cannabis running groups, like Run on Grass in Denver, are dedicated to staying fit and educating others about cannabis, while online communities like Cannafit and NORML Athletics also promote cannabis' association with healthy living. And it's not just runners who are experimenting with weed. Bodybuilders may hit a bong to prevent soreness and sleep better, while action sports athletes such as mountain bikers, skiers, and snowboarders may light up on the lift to get in the zone, loosen up, or release their inhibitions. Even some athletes participating in niche sports such as skeleton, bobsledding, and ice hockey toke up." Last year, in my own article The Effect Of Weed On Exercise: Is Marijuana A Performance-Enhancing Drug?, I delved into whether THC, CBD, or other ingredients in marijuana actually enhance athletic performance on a molecular level. Then, just a few months ago, USA Today reported on the world's first "marijuana gym", describing a San Francisco gym called "Power Plant Fitness", where clients have the option to bring their own cannabis or order edibles, the gym’s preferred form of cannabis, while they are at the gym. A delivery service brings desired edibles to the gym within 15 minutes after clients place orders, and the gym has a designated space for those inhaling marijuana. The gym, which advertises itself as the world's first cannabis gym, touts using the drug for pain, focus and meditation. With the growing popularity of the combination of cannabis and sport, I decided it was high time to get an industry leader on the podcast to take a deep dive into whether weed really helps with exercise performance, and the current state of marijuana in the sporting industry. So my guest on this podcast is Tim Moxey, owner of botanicaSEATTLE, Tim Moxey and botanicaSEATTLE maks some of the best tasting and, in my opinion, healthiest marijuana and hemp based edibles that exist. Take, for example, the label of one of my favorite products that they produce, a tiny Altoid sized product called "Moxeys Mints", which are infused with ginkgo leaf, siberian ginseng, indian gooseberry, echinacea root, chamomile, california poppy, cinnamon, peppermint, ginger and more. Born in the Pacific Northwest, Moxey's Mints are crafted in small batches to promote wellbeing in mind and body. Each pastille is formulated with herbal synergists tailored to elevate the cannabis experience. Moxey’s herbal allies can brighten your day with Siberian Ginseng and Gingko, lower stress and allow you to kick back with California Poppy and Camomile and restore and maintain balance in mind and body with Indian Gooseberry and Echinacea. So how did Tim come up with all these ideas that spawned an enormously successful edibles company? After studying Physics at Warwick Uni, Tim joined British investment bank Barclays de Zoete Wedd, with roles on the derivatives, risk and strategy teams before getting an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School in 2001. After a stint in the Australian division of strategic management consulting firm, Bain and Company, Tim left to build specialist triathlon wetsuit company ‘blueseventy’ into the leading brand in the sport. He then went on to found ‘nuun’, a pioneering hydration company which spawned a new category in sports nutrition. In 2012 Tim was living in the U.K. when he read an article in ‘The Economist’ about Washington State voting to legalize cannabis. It had a profound effect and he was convinced that the socioeconomic benefits from a legal framework far outweighed the prohibition model. He promptly relocated to the US to build a company that would set the standard in a regulated environment. Tim currently runs botanicaSEATTLE with co-founder Chris Abbott. botanicaSEATTLE (www.botanicaseattle.com) is now the leading edibles company in the most developed legal market in the world and is committed to creating innovative micro-dose products that focus on quality and responsibility. It has created and built a portfolio of brands such as “SPOT”, “Mr Moxey’s Mints”, “BOND”, “Journeyman” and “Proper Chocolates” in addition to smokable cannabis brand, “Vashon Velvet”. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Tim's experience at the Tough Guy obstacle course in the UK, one of the world's most difficult obstacle course races...[8:44] -How Tim went from the triathlon industry running blueseventy and nuun into, of all things, cannabis...[14:15 & 20:00] -The current perception of cannabis that athletes and exercise enthusiasts have...[28:10] -Why pro athletes around the world still use weed pretty extensively, whether Tim thinks it gives any direct sports performance benefits, why Tim thinks cannabis is "banned" by organizations like USADA and WADA...[32:40] -The ratio of CBD to THC that seems to give the best effects for athletes...[41:20] -Which specific marijuana strains seem to be most beneficial for athletic performance...[47:15] -The many frustrating hoops a cannabis company has to jump through to even stay in business...[49:40] -The next big products in the industry when it comes to cannabis for athletes...[62:20] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Botanica Seattle -The Effect Of Weed On Exercise: Is Marijuana A Performance-Enhancing Drug? -Psychopharmacology researcher Ethan Russo -Ben Greenfield's CBD blend at GetNatureBlend.com -My "Sleep Cake" recipe Show Sponsors: -Blue Apron - Create incredible home cooked meals and get your first three meals free, with free shipping! Go to BlueApron.com/Ben. -Quip - Quip is an electric toothbrush that packs premium vibration and timer features into an ultra slim design, that's half the cost of bulkier brushes. Go to getquip.com/BEN to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Earth Runners - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/EarthRunners and use code "BG10" to get 10% off your purchase. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tim or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

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