Ben Greenfield is a Professional athlete, nutritionist, biohacker, and speaker. The brilliant, slightly crazy, fringe Dr. John Lieurance is back! You may have originally heard him in the highly popular episode "The Crazy Future Of Medical Biohacking: Skull Resets, Suppositories, Nasal Sprays, Nebulizers, Sound Therapy & More With Dr. John Lieurance.", in which we delved into everything from Amazonian herbal hape nasal spray to nebulizing glutathione to NAD suppositories and a whole lot more. Today's episode promises to be just as riveting, but is focused around one molecule in particular that John has been intensively studying and is now releasing a groundbreaking book about: melatonin. We'll answer questions about and also take a deep dive into the science behind melatonin topics such as: Should you take melatonin? How much is too much? Does it lower your own endogenous production? What delivery mechanism of melatonin is best? Is melatonin good for anything besides sleep? Should anyone not take melatonin? Can you "reset" your circadian rhythm with high dose melatonin? Dr. John Lieurance is a naturopathic physician, chiropractic neurologist, and all-around expert in medical biohacking who has been in private practice in Florida for 25 years. He is the chief scientific advisor of Glutagenic™ and Advanced Biome Corp™ and heads up Advanced Rejuvenation, a multi-disciplinary clinic with a focus on treating chronic diseases, regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, and stem cell research. Dr. Lieurance has spent most of his career focused on finding solutions for hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus, degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's, autoimmune disease, chronic Lyme, CIRS, and mold illness and has suffered from chronic Lyme and mold illness himself for many years. From his treatments, he has seen the same success and ability to recover and regain a normal life—free from the chronic inflammation and pain associated with those disorders—in himself as well as in his patients. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The godfather of ozone research and medicine gets John keen on melatonin...7:30 -Melatonin the "hormone of darkness"...12:45 -How melatonin supplementation affects endogenous melatonin production...18:40 -Why melatonin may not be effective for regulating sleep unless taken in large doses...25:30 -Effects of melatonin on the mitochondria...34:00 -The effects of melatonin on cardiovascular and/or heart disease...38:15 -The impact of melatonin on the immune system, particular killer cells...42:55 -How to hack the circadian rhythm taking high doses of melatonin...48:15 -Anti-aging uses of melatonin...50:10 -Other compounds that stack well with melatonin...52:45 -Ben's plant medicine cleanse protocol...1:00:30 And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion -Organifi Red Juice -Butcher Box -Thrive Market
Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages. Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version.  If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think.  So without further ado, here we go. Recently, on my San Diego trip during which I interviewed Navy SEAL Nick Norriss  and hydration expert Tracy Duhs, I was introduced to a guy named David Perez, who is the Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Nurish.Me I immediately hit it off with David, because he and I were able to geek out hardcore on supplements and the supplements industry as a whole, along with a host of unique, fringe ingredients David has studied up on, and many other things David is up to and interested in, including space travel, global charities, nanotechnology and much more! Over a career span of over 40 years, David Perez has founded highly successful entrepreneurial ventures, launched cutting edge, disruptive technologies, been at the forefront of innovation, financed startups, overcome personal tragedy, coordinated large scale natural disaster relief programs and rescue missions at ground zero. Today as the CEO of Nurish.Me, he is on a mission to deliver clinically proven nutraceuticals to enhance the vitality of people's mind and body. The vision of Nurish.Me combines the best evidenced-based nutrition and dietary supplement results from clinical trials in humans with an ethical approach to business practice. Nurish.Me formulations utilizes advances in biotechnology on the nanoscale for improved bioavailability. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How David got invited by Richard Branson to travel to space...7:35 -Harvesting minerals on the moon and planets to enhance our life here...13:45 -The tragic personal story that put David on the trajectory to his current endeavors...19:05 -How David discovered a miracle cure for pain in curcumin...31:30 -The difference between the curcumin David's company produces vs. other forms of curcumin...41:05 -How Nurish curcumin affected Ben's pain in his shoulder...51:20 -Curcumin a sledgehammer on human ailments...59:45 -Rice bran and other products that boost the brain...1:07:00 -Ingredients or superfoods David has discovered recently...1:17:00 -How to try Nurish risk-free...1:23:35 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion -JOOVV -Water and Wellness -Organifi Red Juice Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for David Perez or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!
  News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… The latest on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) being "bad for you" and how to do HIIT vs. (high-intensity resistance training (HIRT)...01:00 Topo Chico appears to have cleaned up its act. Hooray for all my tequila and lime that was piling up. Read about it...16:30 Folks who excessively fast but can't seem to drop fat should be aware of this—don't long-term calorie restrict without re-feeds...23:20 Weight and Aging: A Paradox Part 1 by Josh Mitteldorf...29:45 And here's Part 2 The latest takeaway's from JAMA on caffeine and exercise performance—I WILL unpack this in a future podcast episode...40:45   Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”! Pre-order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion -Organifi Gold -Vuori -Paleovalley Organ Complex Listener Q&A: Boosting nitric oxide...51:53 Neil asks: What are your go-to methods for boosting nitric oxide, and how do you increase blood flow before and during your workout? Should you work out your legs every day?...1:01:00 Joey asks: Can you work out your legs every day like other parts of your body, like your abs? When does fasting become unhealthy?...1:06:30 Ariam from Amsterdam asks: Are there benefits for fasting more than 72 hours, and is there a maximum amount of time before it begins to be unhealthy? How much Carnivore Diet is too much?...1:12:30 Anna asks: I recently tried a 28-day Carnivore Diet challenge, and really struggled with it. I just couldn't handle the diet with some preexisting conditions with celiac and whatnot. I ended up losing 17 pounds before I finally had to stop. Did I do something wrong? Is there a better time frame I could go with the Carnivore Diet?
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Dec 20th, 1981
Spokane, WA, USA
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