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How To Take Matters Into Your Own Hands & Navigate The Modern Medical System (Without Dying).
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracle JJ Virgin is one intimidating, yet amazing, woman. Seriously. I've had a chance to hang with JJ on numerous occasions over the past several years, and, at over 6 feet tall, strikingly beautiful, fit, muscular and with a sharp, keen intelligence and wit, she's one of those women who probably would have been a queen or, perhaps, an Amazonian warrior were she born at some other time in history. But, in fact, JJ is actually a celebrity nutrition and fitness expert and author of 4 New York Times bestselling books: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. But her recent memoir, Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Hardest Lessons, in which she explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident, is perhaps the most meaningful and life-changing of all her titles. One of my biggest takeaways from the book was the enormous number of frustrations that JJ  encountered while attempting to navigate the modern medical system, and to keep her son from dying, not recovering properly, or being seriously harmed by modern medicine, along with her extreme willingness and stubbornness in incorporating every aspect of alternative health and natural medicine into a modern hospital setting...with shocking results. If you want to be fully equipped to deal with any trauma that might land you in a modern hospital industry or having to deal with close-minded physicians and caretakers, this podcast is a must-listen for you. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking story of the hit-and-run with Grant...[8:50] -The biggest frustrations JJ ran into at the hospital, and with Grant's physicians and nurses...[19:05] -How JJ got 10-20 grams of fish oil each day into Grant...[25:10] -What JJ did with essential oils...[29:20] -Why JJ would rub progesterone cream into Grant over and over again during his recovery...[31:20] -The superpowered smoothies JJ gave to Grant when his feeding tubes came out...[45:00] -How JJ used stem cell harvesting and stem cell IV's in Grant's therapy...[51:20] -The advanced biohack therapies JJ has used in combination with physical therapy, from ping pong to earthing, grounding, gardening, neurofeedback and more...[59:20] -For people who wind up being in the modern medical system having to deal with the trauma, where you can find the biggest pieces of advice from JJ...[64:55] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, and Life’s Hardest Lessons -When Brains Collide: What Every Athlete and Parent Should Know About the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions and Head Injuries -The Biology of Belief -Lavender essential oils -My podcast interview with Dr. Kirk Parsley -The NatureCBD blend Ben uses every day -Stem Cell Revolution -Neurofeedback -GrantVirgin.com Show Sponsors:  -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. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 off HealthGAINS'HGH, Testosterone or Sexual Heatlh Services at their Aventura, Florida Location. HealthGAINS offers assistance with travel arrangements to their Aventura location. Call 305-749-0389 to find out details. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for JJ or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
The One Powerful Emotion That Can Release Oxytocin, Amp Up Serotonin & Dopamine, Give You Better Sleep, Lower Blood Pressure, Decrease Inflammation & More.
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/owen There is one emotion, above all, that elicits a release of the powerful feel-good hormone oxytocin, along with serotonin and dopamine. And promotes better sleep. And lower blood pressure. And decreased inflammation. And fewer aches and pains. Better relationships. Increased longevity. The list goes on and on. That emotion is gratitude. And my guest on today's podcast specialized in teaching gratitude, gratitude implementation and daily gratitude practice strategies and tactics to teachers, educators and children. His name is Owen Griffith, and he is a university level Student Mentor who supports and guides future teachers. Owen taught as an elementary educator for over a decade. Owen's first book, Gratitude: A Way Of Teaching, was published by Rowman & Littlefield and was a Top Ten Best Seller in April, 2016. This valuable book gives educators solution-based methods and research-based resources to improve classroom culture, as well as enabling schools to elevate students’ engagement and academic achievement. Grounded in scientific research, it delves into numerous integral aspects of gratitude as it relates to education. It features success stories and step-by-step instructions to successfully implement gratitude in schools. You will discover how to combat materialism and entitlement with gratitude and altruism, how to help teenagers utilize gratitude successfully, as well as encouraging the entire families of our students to embrace gratitude and make it a permanent part of their lives. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and his work has appeared on Edutopia and U. C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center’s online magazine. He earned a Master's Degree from Kennesaw State University in Educational Leadership. He is available for consulting, speaking engagements and to lead professional development in a variety of areas. He resides with his wife and son in North Georgia. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The important difference between having an attitude of gratitude and positive thinking...[8:00] -The surprising physical and physiological benefits of gratitude, including the idea of neuroplasticity, cardiac medicine and much more...[13:10 & 19:25] -The best way to pull yourself or your kids out of the vicious cycle of materialism...[24:40] -How gratitude can be used to decrease technology and smartphone addiction...[31:05] -Why Owen says that "gratitude works like a muscle", and how your brain actually changes and becomes rewired as you practice gratitude...[35:30] -The fascinating link between mindfulness, silence and gratitude...[43:00] -The best way to establish a daily gratitude practice for children vs. teens vs. adults...[49:10 & 53:50] -Owen's favorite resources, books and podcasts for learning more about gratefulness...[60:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Gratitude: A Way Of Teaching -Dr. Jeffrey Froh -Gratefulness.org -Greater Good website at Berkeley -Owen's Huffington Post Database on Gratitude -The Christian Gratitude Journal Ben designed Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT -Kimera Koffee - Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code 'BEN' to get 10% off! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Owen or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Wine For Breakfast, Skippy's Peanut Butter In Your Sushi, "The Jungle Effect" & Much More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/daphne Ever since a high school biology teacher informed Daphne Miller that clover produces a hormone similar to human estrogen, she has been fascinated by how our external ecosystem is linked to our internal one. Miller is a practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. For the past fifteen years, her leadership, advocacy, research and writing have focused on the connections between food production, ecology and health. Her writings and profiles can be found in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Vogue, Orion Magazine, Yes! Magazine, Food and Wine, The Guardian UK and Harvard Medical Magazine and JAMA. She is author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World, Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You (HarperCollins 2008) and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up (HarperCollins 2013). Farmacology appears in four languages and was the basis for the award-winning documentary In Search of Balance. Miller is an internationally recognized speaker in the emerging field of planetary health and a leader in the Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative, an effort spearheaded by the National Parks Service to build linkages between our medical system and our park system. Her 2009 Washington Post article “Take a Hike and Call Me in the Morning” is widely credited with introducing “park prescriptions,” a concept that is rapidly gaining traction across the United States. In 2000, Miller founded WholefamilyMD, the first integrative primary care practice in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Brown University where she majored in medical anthropology. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency and NIH-funded research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She was a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Food Institute and a Bravewell Fellow at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. She serves as an advisor and/or board member to a number of non-profits, including the Institute of the Golden Gate, Education Outside, Mandela Marketplace and the Edible Schoolyard Foundation and Prevention Institute. Miller lives and gardens in Berkeley, California, where I visited her to record this fascinating podcast about her books The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You and Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Daphne first discovered the jungle effect...[8:10] -The meaning of a hot spot and a cold spot...[12:00] -A fascinating example of an indigenous diet that leads to a health effect, including a Mexican Taramuhara diet affecting diabetes...[14:37] -What do you do if you can't trace your ancestors to one specific indigenous diet...[19:40] -Why Daphne sometimes has wine for breakfast...[26:22] -What Daphne found about some ethnic food restaurants now using ingredient substitutions that cater to North American palates...[34:30] -What first got Daphne thinking about the "soul of soil"...[44:20] -What we can learn about social behavior of humans from social behavior of chickens...[46:40] -How Daphne learned about cancer management from a winery...[52:30] -How dangerous microbes may actually be beneficial...[56:45] -What a hydrosol is and why you can use it for "sustainable beauty"...[60:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Facebook Live Version of this Podcast! -The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You -Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up -Hydrosols in Fruitland, Washington Show Sponsors:  -Onnit - To save 10% off your order, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Onnit. -TradeStation - Active military and veterans, as well as First Responders get to trade commission free. TradeStation is dedicated to helping everyone who has invested so much into this country. Learn more and sign up today at TradeStation.com/Greenfield. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Human Charger - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humancharger and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Daphne or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
372: Fringe Longevity Secrets, The Best "Minimalist" Exercise Plan, How To Calm Down After Stress & Much More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/372 Aug 9, 2017 Podcast: 372 - The Best "Minimalist" Exercise Plan, How Guys Can "Get It Up" Better, How To Calm Down After Stress, and Why So Many Products Have Caffeine. 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. In intro and outro, Ben mentions 110% compression pants, the eng3 NanoVi device, Qi Gong master Chris Holder and Paul Chek and a Magic Flight box. News Flashes [6:44]: Keys to bad-ass, track-record-breaking longevity? Naps, time outdoors and gardening apparently. Yet another host of amazing tips from a Japanese centenarian. Wow. 256 Years Old Man Breaks The Silence Before His Death And Reveals SHOCKING Secrets To The World. Brain cells that control aging discovered - seem to be in same areas of brain associated with stress huh? Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait. 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 [17:30]: This podcast is brought to you by: -Casper - Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/ben and using BEN. -Blue Apron  – Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals FREE - with shipping - by going to blueapron.com/ben -Atrantil -  Go to lovemytummy.com/ben and use the code Ben for 15% off. -Kettle and Fire - Go to bengreenfieldfitness.com/chickenbroth and get 20% off your order. -Podchaser Contest - Don’t forget to log in and vote by heading to bengreenfieldfitness.com/podchaser now. Enter code "Patreon". -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 [26:20]: -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: -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -Lake Tahoe, Spartan World Championships, September 30 - October 1 -August 12th and 13th Montage Deer Valley Park City, UT: Ultimate Achiever's Club. Ben will be speaking to the finest group of chiropractors on the planet! -Aug 16-17 San Francisco: Udemy. Ben will be filming in San Francisco for Udemy. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -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.  -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. Giveaway: 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! Click here to get GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com gift packs! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A [29:40]: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best "Minimalist" Exercise Plan knralph says: I am stuck. I exercise a lot and I do CrossFit everyday plus a lot of heavy weight lifting. I spend a lot of time in the gym. I have knee pain and I know this is a waste of time. I am wondering how I can responsibly reduce the amount of exercise I do everyday and not gain weight. I eat keto and follow Paleo and Whole30 and enjoy it. In my response, I recommend: -My How To Look Good Naked & Live A Long Time article -My podcast on Vasper -My podcast on ARXFit How Guys Can "Get It Up" Better Marvin says: I am 30-years-old and have trouble getting an erection. I think it may because I work too much. I mostly work, lifting heavy things, I may not eat the proper foods and I party a lot and smoke. I do things that I know I shouldn't that probably affect my performance in bed. But I am hoping you can give me some pointers to enlighten my performance. In my response, I recommend: -GainsWave -Examine Research Digest -Multiorgasmic man book -17 Ways To Biohack Testosterone How To Calm Down After Stress Derek says: I am an Opera Singer living in Germany. After my performances I think I have built up a lot of stress hormones and adrenalin and I am wondering what I should do to help my body process these? From all your fans in Germany: Vielen Dank! In my response, I recommend: -Alternate Nostril Breathing -CBD -Quick Coherence Technique -Inner Peace herbal adaptogen -Circadia device Why So Many Products Have Caffeine Stef says: So the Keto1 supplement has caffeine in it. It doesn't say how much caffeine though. Why do so many of these products, that are supposed to make you feel great, have caffeine in them? Of course you feel great - you're having caffeine! In my response, I recommend: -My article on Keto1 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! Ask Your Question [gravityform id="2" name="Ask Ben" title="false" description="false"] -----------------------------------------------------
The Kratom User's Guide: What Is Kratom, How Do You Use It & The Truth Behind This Controversial Natural Herb.
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisbell From relaxation, to quelling appetite, to killing pain, I've recently been using an herb called "Kratom" (ever since I injured my back several months ago and I needed something other than an opioid based painkiller to stop the discomfort and allow me to sleep and engage in my normal day-to-day function). When I first used Kratom, I felt the effects within minutes - and also experienced a pleasant euphoria, and even a drop in appetite, with none of the side effects of a painkiller and none of the psychosis of something like marijuana. Advocates say the herb kratom offers relief from pain, depression, and anxiety. Scientists say it may hold the key to treating chronic pain and may even be a tool to combat addiction to opioid medications. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is now trying to ban this potent herb, citing an “imminent hazard to public safety.” So is kratom safe? Addictive? How do you use it? What are the different strains? What else can kratom be used for? In today's podcast with Chris Bell, you'll discover the answers to all these questions and much more. This is a must listen, in my opinion, especially since President Trump just declared the opioid crisis in America a "national emergency". Chris "Boar" Bell is an American director, producer and writer, known for his documentaries Bigger, Stronger, Faster and Trophy Kids and Prescription Thugs. He is the brother of Mark Bell and Mike Bell, both of whom were featured in Bigger, Stronger, Faster. In 1997, Bell obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in California, where founded his film production company Bigger Stronger Faster Inc, which is devoted to producing educational documentaries, films, and TV shows... ...Chris also happens to be an expert in all things kratom, and even claims in this video that kratom is "the cure for the opioid epidemic". During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Chris went from being in intense pain 24-7 to nearly destroying his stomach with ibuprofen and advil to being completely addicted to opioid based painkillers...[8:55] -How Chris originally discovered kratom...[20:50] -What kratom is and where it comes from...[23:45 & 25:00] -How you feel when you take kratom...[26:05] -The difference between the different kratom strains, like red, white and green...[27:25] -Whether kratom is safe on the organs...[31:15] -Where Ben and Chris get their kratom...[38:20 & 40:45] -Whether kratom is addictive or habit-forming...[42:15] -If kratom is banned by WADA or USADA...[47:10] -Whether kratom can be combined with anything to enhance its effects...[50:50, 52:50 & 54:00] -How long kratom takes to "hit your system" and how long it lasts...[59:25] -The new kratom documentary Chris is working on...[60:30] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Coastline Kratom that Ben uses (use 5% discount "c513g2") -Urban Ice Kratom that Chris uses (use code BEN10 for 10% discount) -My podcast on "Drug Dealer, MD" -Leaf Of Faith Instagram Show Sponsors: -Rover - The nation's largest network of 5-star pet-sitters. Go to Rover.com/ben and use promo code "BEN" to get $25 off. -Kettle & Fire - Go to BengreenFieldFitness.com/chickenbroth and get 20% off your order or chicken broth! -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Podchaser - Want to help me make this podcast even bigger? For the next week or so, you can visit the site and leave ratings and reviews for episodes you want to see commemorated. To keep it simple — 1. Head to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/podchaser  2. Log into Podchaser. New user? If so, enter “Patreon” to get FREE access. 3. Rate and review your favorite episodes! Don’t forget to log in and vote. Thanks in advance for your support! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Are Chiropractors Really Bullsh*t? (Special Release: Podcast + BONUS Article!)
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chiro Last week, podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan interviewed (click here to watch or listen) a woman who calls herself the "SciBabe" (Yvette d'Entremont) about her juicy, controversial, attention-grabbing article on The Outline entitled "Chiropractors Are Bullshit". Now don't get me wrong - Yvette has some interesting ideas and I appreciate both her willingness to question some of the more radical aspects of alternative medicine and potential quackery, as well as her ability to keep us all on our feet and wary of being duped by ineffective therapies. She's even been a podcast guest on my episode "Is The Food Babe Really Full Of Sh*t?". At the same time, I see a chiropractor regularly. Some of my dear friends are chiropractors. From sacroiliac joint issues to neck pain to digestive problems, chiropractors have fixed my body many a time. So I wanted to give someone from the chiropractor community a chance to speak up on the actual science and evidence-based research of chiropractic medicine. Enter Dr. Jason Jaeger, DC, FCBP. Jason is a chiropractic physician at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas. He has practiced since 1999 and has been a chiropractic physician in Las Vegas since 2001 where he has brought his passion for health and wellness to the community that he and his family have called home since the late 1940’s. He is the Administrative Director of Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, one of Nevada’s leading integrated physical medicine practices. Dr. Jaeger is one of only approximately 1000 chiropractors around the world trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics®, a technique which corrects and restores the spine back to alignment, and one of only 19 instructors for the CBP technique. Dr. Jaeger is also Board Certified in Nevada in CBP®. He is the developer of the Universal Tractioning System (UTS) and received the “2014 Researcher of the Year” award for the Advancement of Chiropractic Science at the Annual Chiropractic BioPhysics® Research Symposium held in New York City. Dr. Jaeger attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) during his undergraduate program and graduate school at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS). As class representative and Student American Chiropractic Association Vice President SCUHS chapter, he successfully lobbied in Washington D.C. for such issues as Medicare and HMO reform. Dr. Jaeger participated in a rotation through Cal State Northridge’s prestigious Physical Therapy program where he successfully integrated neuro-musculoskelatal therapies on paralysis and stroke victims. Dr. Jaeger currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA; Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, KS; Parker University in Dallas, TX; and Palmer Chiropractic University in Davenport, IA. He is the Secretary of the International Chiropractic Association’s (ICA) Research and Guidelines committee (FACTS). Dr. Jaeger is a professional speaker and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia on spinal biomechanics, research and the clinical work he has performed. He is a published author in the peer-reviewed literature on clinical biomechanics. Dr. Jaeger is a literature-reviewing doctor for the International Chiropractic Association’s Best Practices Guidelines, a guideline recognized & accepted federally by the National Clearinghouse of Guidelines. He is a past board member for the Nevada Chiropractic Association (NCA), is a current board member for the Nevada Chiropractic Council (NCC) and has been deemed an expert by the courts in the State of Nevada. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Jason thinks of Yvette's statement that "little more than the buffoonery of a 19th-century lunatic who derived most of his medical theory from séances"...[8:00] -Whether those in chiropractic medicine actually respect Daniel David Palmer, founder of chiropractic medicine...[11:42] -Whether it is true that "The defining principle of chiropractic is that health is a state that can be either maintained or lost due to vertebral subluxations"...[13:30] -The type of chiropractic care Jason practices, and the difference between evidence based chiropractic care and "quacks"...[22:40] -What Jason's schooling looked like, and whether it is true that 100% of chiropractic docs graduate from their institution...[26:20] -How big of a problem is "quackery" in chiropractic care, and Jason's thoughts on some of the people Yvette discusses in her article, like Josh Axe, Billy Demoss, and Eric Berg...[30:40] -Where medicine and supplements fit into Jason's practice, and whether his supplements are regulated...[41:00 & 45:50] -What Jason thinks about infant chiropractic care...[47:00] -How you can know if you're getting a "good" vs. a "bad" chiropractic doc...[52:05] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Joe Rogan podcast in which Joe interviews SciBabe Yvette d'Entremont about her article "Chiropractors Are Bullshit". -Ben Greenfield's previous interview with Yvette: "Is The Food Babe Really Full Of Sh*t?" -Article: The Sci Babe is Neither Scientist Nor Babe: She’s Bullshit -Dr. Isaac Jones podcast interview on 5 hidden causes of fatigue -Functional Medicine Practitioner directory -Ideal Spine Practitioner directory -Best Practices for Chiropractic Care of Children: A Consensus Update. But the podcast ain't all... ...in addition to the interview with Jason, my friend and chiropractic physician Dr. Patrick Gentempo penned his own response to the Joe Rogan interview. Over the course of three decades Dr. Gentempo has built one of the most reputable and recognized names within all of Chiropractic by leveraging tenacity of conviction and unrivaled business acumen. His name has become synonymous with innovation. a mindset which has spawned a myriad of liberating business ventures that all work toward a legacy level goal- to elevate chiropractic in a way never before attempted. Dr. Gentempo has taken a hands on role and has shaped the core business strategy and market entry approach. His direct involvement has been critical for establishing operating philosophies and aligning partnerships that facilitate a purpose driven business model which will ultimately inspire more doctors to serve more people. He is the Chairman on Circle of Docs, a website dedicated to chiropractors. Here's what Dr. Gentempo had to say... The Case for Chiropractic: An Appeal to Open and Rational Minds in Healthcare Introduction Doctors of chiropractic practice throughout the world and in the U.S. are licensed to practice in all 50 states. Although the basic science and clinical science research supporting chiropractic is robust and very compelling, the overwhelming number patient testimonials regarding their experience with chiropractic care is truly remarkable. Most pro sports franchises have team chiropractors. Many celebrities, entertainers and rock bands travel with chiropractors. I have personally taken care of celebrity athletes and have toured with a very famous rock-n-roll band. However, the chiropractic profession, even after over 100 years of extraordinary results serving countless millions of people, remains the target of illiterate controversy and imbecilic attacks. Many in the profession believed that after a United States federal court in September of 1987 found the American Medical Association guilty of Anti-Trust as it conspired to “contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession, that these unfounded and malicious attacks would end. Although many medical doctors regularly refer patients to chiropractors and personally utilize their services, the attacks and misinformation continues. Let me say that this article is not meant to be an anti-medicine rant, although since the practice of medicine is the standard that many use to judge chiropractic, certain data must be brought to light. I appeal to the reader to, for a few moments, suspend conventional, indoctrinated thinking relative to healthcare so the perhaps a new and better understanding can emerge. In many respects, chiropractic is for the pioneer, the forward thinker. The person who has a bias toward a more natural approach to life and healing. It is indisputable that for over 100 years, chiropractic has radically and positively transformed the lives of many, many people throughout the world. The question is: why? Volumes of books have been published to more fully answer this question. My attempt here is to give a brief summary that organizes the logic and thinking around a truly unique and powerful service to humanity, chiropractic. History Of Chiropractic (Was D.D. Palmer A Quack?) The birth of chiropractic occurred in 1895 after the founder of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, had given what he described as a specific spinal adjustment to a partially deaf man named Harvey Lillard, resulting in the restoration of his hearing.  Many detractors refer to this as a myth and incorrectly cite that there is no physiological basis for this account.  In fact, there are many published cases of improved hearing after chiropractic care. These reports, published in refereed, peer-reviewed scientific journals come from around the world.  Here is a link to a review article published in a trade publication by Dr. Christopher Kent, who has assembled some of these references and proposes some of the neurological mechanisms. On a personal note, in my own practice experience, I have had patients with hearing deficits experience marked improvement in their hearing as a result of chiropractic adjustments.  One story I’d like to share occurred within my first year of practice.  A gentleman in his late 60s, let’s call him Stan, came into my office with primary complaints of low back and neck pain.  He had hearing aids in both ears and had a significant hearing deficit for over 10 years.  After Stan’s first adjustment, he left the office. A few minutes later he came walking back in. He had tears in his eyes.  I saw him in the reception room and quickly approached to see what happened.  He asked, “Is it possible that what you did cured my hearing loss?”  I replied, “Yes, as a matter of fact, that is the first case chiropractic was founded on.”  He sobbed as he said, “Normally in my car, I have to turn the radio volume all the way up to hear it.  I just now barely cracked the knob and I heard it clearly!”  He then hugged me with quite a bit of force (he was a big guy), turned and left.  Now, this is an ‘anecdote’ and some may say, “it doesn’t matter”.  But I will tell you, it mattered to Stan.  And it mattered to me. We can debate the probability of a chiropractic adjustment being able to restore hearing deficits and it is a worthy debate.  But personally, I have zero tolerance of fools who shrilly cry, "there is no plausible explanation for the Harvey Lillard story". Like any healthcare profession, chiropractic consists of a philosophy, science and art.  And in fact, the philosophy leads the science and art.  So let’s break some of this down. Philosophy Of Chiropractic (And Why Medicine Isn't Really "Healthcare") I have always subscribed to Ayn Rand’s assertion that when you have contradictions in your basic philosophical premises, the only possible result is destruction.  The amount of destruction is relative to the level of the contradiction.  We are in the midst of what is described as an unprecedented healthcare crisis.  In the United States we spend over $3 trillion per year on what we call healthcare, yet we are getting sicker, using more drugs, and some predict that the current generation is the first generation that will have a lifespan less than that of their parents.  I assert that the biggest contradiction in our culture today is calling medicine "healthcare".  The practice of medicine is not healthcare, it is sick-care, and when you take sick-care and give it to a culture as healthcare, you end up with a sick society.  And no matter how much money you spend, you will never solve the problem. In contrast, what are some of the foundational premises chiropractic is based upon? A living body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. Cut your hand, it heals.  Right now, your heart is functioning, kidneys, liver, digestion, etc. All this happens without you taking anything or  thinking about it.  It is an innate/inborn process. The nervous system is the master system and controller of your body coordinating and controlling all the functions of the body. This is universally understood although there could be debate over some of the nuances and details.  But let’s stay big picture for now. Based on numbers 1 and 2 above, it stands to reason that if you interfere with nervous system function, you necessarily interfere with the ability for the body to heal and regulate. Stress in 3 dimensions, physical (how you use your body), biochemical (what you put into your body) and psychological (the mind/body connection), beyond what your nervous system can adapt to and dissipate, leads to patterns of vertebral subluxation (more on this in a minute) which diminishes the ability for the nervous system to function, thereby resulting in a state of declining health. Are Vertebral Subluxations For Real? Critics of the chiropractic profession try to assert that there is no evidence of this phenomenon referred to as vertebral subluxation.  The term subluxation describes a bone that is moved out of place, but is not dislocated.  So, a vertebral subluxation, in the chiropractic culture, refers to spinal segments that due to stress are misaligned causing interference of nervous system function and reducing the body’s ability to heal and regulate.  The goal of chiropractic is to identify these vertebral subluxations and apply adjustments to the spine for the purpose of restoring alignment and improved nervous system function.  To be clear, technically speaking there is much more to this.  However, for the purposes of this paper which is to be read by the general public, I offer a simplified explanation. I have heard ‘skeptics’ erroneously say that “there is no evidence that vertebral subluxation exists”.  This is absurd.  Personally, I have co-developed technology which I hold patents on and has been registered with the FDA for the purposes of helping to characterize the structural and neurological components of vertebral subluxation.  It is being utilized by thousands of chiropractors throughout the world.  Further, myself and others have authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed, indexed journals outlining operational definitions of vertebral subluxation. The Association of Chiropractic Colleges unanimously adopted a position paper with reference to much of this that can be accessed here. Some may attempt to disagree with the conclusions relative to all this, but only a fool would assert that “there is no evidence”. Below is a graphic that helps one understand the healthcare continuum in the chiropractic paradigm: Many falsely accuse chiropractors of making claims about ‘curing’ diseases like cancer or diabetes.  Let’s be clear… chiropractic is not the treatment of any limited number of diseases.  Through the correction of subluxation, the body’s own recuperative powers are unleashed resulting in the ability for the body to increase the potential to heal, regardless of disease.  There are numerous randomized controlled clinical trials published in peer-reviewed research journals demonstrating that subjects with a wide range of conditions respond positively to chiropractic care. As a partial list, these conditions include ulcers, headaches, infantile colic, dysmenorrhea, visual impairment, high blood pressure, middle ear infections and a host of others.  What is important to understand is that there is not a headache adjustment versus a high blood pressure adjustment versus and infantile colic adjustment.  There is just the adjustment of subluxation which gives the body the best opportunity to heal. It is of course true that many patients, especially those who have failed in the medical system, have sought chiropractic care in hopes of relief from a particular set of symptoms or conditions. And many times they attain the desired outcome.  But unlike medicine, who has a different drug or intervention depending on the condition they are treating, chiropractic aspires to harness the innate healing power of the body regardless of condition.  In my practice I had seen a good number of patients with debilitating and sometimes terminal conditions.  Some completely recovered.  Some didn’t.  All had a better quality of life as a result of the care. Right now the skeptics are saying, “this is unproven, unscientific, even unethical!  All doctors must practice evidence based care!” This debate, which I have been in for many years boils down to one critical question: what will you accept as evidence?  And this is a philosophical question that stems from the second branch of philosophy, epistemology - the theory of knowledge. Many try to contend that the gold-standard of evidence is the RCT (or randomized controlled clinical trial).  And although this certainly is a part of a composite for evidence, it has some very well documented shortcomings.  This is how, for example, a drug like Vioxx can go through RCTs, get approved by the FDA, and then have as many as 60,000 people die as a result of adverse reactions (according to David Graham, M.D. of the FDA).   Further, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) cited that over 100,000 people per year die from adverse drug reactions when the drugs are ‘properly prescribed’…meaning that this doesn’t include negligence.  All these drugs were cleared by the FDA after submitting RCTs for safety and efficacy. In the meantime, many decry the "risk" of chiropractic due to this perceived lack of evidence and proper testing.  This is on its face ridiculous.  Two things (and again, this isn’t about medical bashing, I wouldn’t want to live in a culture where medical care wasn’t available – it is about getting the facts and comparisons straight): Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States ahead of stoke, diabetes and many other conditions. All the details are here. The real measurement of risk is malpractice rates. The actuaries don’t care about politics or opinions.  They simply run data.  Chiropractic malpractice rates are incredibly low because the risk of a law suit is incredibly low.  Rates for the highest coverage available are typically under $2000 per year.  Contrast that to medical rates for varying specialties that can be 10 to 100 times that amount.  It is indisputable that chiropractic is a much safer form of care than medicine. In my view, there are four major forms of evidence to substantiate efficacy of care.  None by themselves are adequate.  They must be taken in concert.  They are: Deduction: Using one’s knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology, etc. and applying logic to draw conclusions. Induction: In health research applications, this is the randomized, controlled clinical trial. Outcome Assessment: Measuring parameters on individual patients longitudinally as they receive care.  I spent much of my career in this area. Case Research: This is taking actual patients being cared for by actual doctors in the real world.  These cases are written up in detail, go through peer-review and are published. By looking at these four as variables in the evidence equation, chiropractic stands very proud and strong in the realm of evidence. I think it is important to point out that chiropractic, based on its philosophy and understanding the deeper principles of life and nature, has taken controversial positions throughout the decades. For example, chiropractors quite some time ago raised concerns about the widespread indiscriminate use of antibiotics. Logic being that human-beings aren’t the only organisms on the planet that adapt.  Microbes do to, and they do it faster.  So if you are constantly killing off microbes, it is the weaker ones that die, leaving the stronger ones to evolve.  In the meantime, our human immune systems get weaker as we don’t have the opportunity to strengthen immunity naturally.  We find ourselves today in a full-blown crisis as we have now have created antibiotic resistant ‘super-bugs’. The World Health Organization and the CDC anticipate that if nothing is done, by the year 2050, the yearly deaths due to antimicrobial resistance worldwide will be about 10 million and have a global cost of $70 trillion!  With a little logic and humility (we can’t arrogantly think that we can just wipe out all disease-causing microbes without consequence), we wouldn’t have this mess. The Art of Chiropractic & Why Some Chiros Are Different Than Others Chiropractors vary in their modes of practice.  Some choose to limit their practice to back and neck pain only.  Some not only adjust and correct spines, but they also get into general lifestyle wellness protocols.  Others specialize in particular health challenges as they have special expertise there.  All this does create brand confusion for sure.  There is not one definitive mode of service practiced in the marketplace.  However, I think this is true of many allied health professions and the diversity breeds choice. The art of chiropractic rests in the delivery of the chiropractic adjustment.  And there are many ‘techniques’ practiced by doctors of chiropractic.  Some focus in specific areas of the spine.  Some use very low force.  Some use instruments.  Here’s what I know.  They all work.  For sure, some patients prefer or respond better to technique approaches.  But there are many effective chiropractic technique approaches that help people.  The key is finding the one that best suits you. There is no doubt that there are some bad actors out there in chiropractic.  But of course, the same must be said for medicine, law, tax accounting and any other professional service.  An expression about babies and bathwater comes to mind when considering this. Summary In summary, the chiropractic profession offers a very unique and powerful service to humanity.  People benefit most when pro-actively engaging in chiropractic care to upgrade their health expression as compared to waiting till there is a problem and then trying to deal with it.  Chiropractic truly shines in this area. Unfortunately, there are still many ignorant voices out there spewing nonsense and dissuading people from seeing chiropractors.  But fortunately, there is less of them every day while more people of influence become public about their incredible experiences with chiropractic care. As a cardiologist once said to a patient of mine, “chiropractors must be doing a lot of good out there, otherwise how could they have possibly lasted this long?”. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jason, Patrick or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Recovery For Aging Athletes, Cross-Patterning, A New Kind Of High Intensity Interval Training, An Oxygen Boosting Supplement Called "Oxcia" & More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/OXCIA 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, mountain climber, former collegiate and Olympic trials qualifying competitive swimmer 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 Craig came back in the podcast "How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs).", and in that podcast, we took a deep dive into the unique blood building formulation Craig has designed. Now Craig returns for a third time to take a deep dive into a new formulation called "Oxcia", and to also talk about recovery for aging athletes, cross-body patterning, a form of high intensity interval training called "HIIQT" and much more! During our discussion, you'll discover: -A form of training called cross-body patterning, and exactly how Craig implements it...[8:10] -The difference between HIIT and High Intensity Interval Quality Training (HIIQT)...[14:10] -The machine Ben has in his office to hyperoxygenate his body and also to stimulate altitude...[23:20] -The one fruit that simulates Viagra and gives you a full body "pump"...[27:10] -How citrulline can be used to significantly enhance power and force output during exercise...[33:15] -The single component found in apples that can increase ATP production and vasodilation...[41:30] -The mushroom extract that also increases ATP and activation of lung tissue that can be combined with other vasodilators...[46:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code “ben” to get a 20% discount and free shipping on any and all products!) -The Crossover Symmetry training for shoulders that Ben talks about -The Onnit Battlebag -Article: How To Look Good Naked & Live A Long Time -The LiveO2 system Ben uses in his office (use code GREENFIELD for a Pulse Oximeter Upgrade (value: $100) and free shipping (value: $125) Show Sponsors: -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -Orchestra One  – BenGreenfieldFitness.com/orchestra and Use code BEN for 6 months of Orchestra One FREE (valued at $120) -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your first GAINSWave treatment at any of the 60 participating physicians nationwide. Or go to GAINSWAVE.com and click 'Find A Doctor' to locate a GAINSWave provider near you. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
368: Building Muscle & Testosterone On A Ketogenic Diet, Food Combining, Psychedelic Experimentation, Natural Depression Remedies & More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/368 June 14, 2017 Podcast: 368 - Building Muscle & Testosterone On A Ketogenic Diet, Food Combining, Psychedelic Experimentation, Natural Depression Remedies & 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: Interval training is one of the best anti-aging forms of exercise out there: - 4 min on, 3 min off x 3. So you *can* build muscle and testosterone on a ketogenic diet (says the latest research). And here's a great follow-up article by the study authors. We're Entering A New Golden Age of Psychedelics, and Portland is Leading the Way - and a related review of four different psychedelics by the author. Oh yeah, and magic mushrooms are ‘safest drugs’ compared to LSD, ecstasy & cocaine – says study. Travel east and you’ll need morning light and evening melatonin; go west and you’ll need evening light and morning melatonin. 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+. 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You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Blue Mountain Challenge, July 8 -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -July 11th, 2017: David Bouley's “The Chef & The Doctor Series” in TriBeca, New York. Please join me at Bouley Botanical for a over a multi-course wine dinner, curated by Chef David Bouley. We'll start with a reception featuring passed canapés and a specialty health tonic cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle and ask me any questions they like. Chef Bouley will then prepare a multicourse menu with wine pairing featuring products and ingredients to address the topic of the evening. Get your tickets here. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -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! -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 17-23-9, 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. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Richard Aiken? It was a must-listen – "How To Fix Your Brain And Biology With Plants: An Interview With Neurodietetics Author Richard Aiken On The Best Diet For The Brain." 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 Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Build Massive Stamina & Recover Faster From An Endurance Event Kory says: He's currently training for the Hurricane Heat 12 hour event for Spartan. He did it last year and he got time hacked at the 10th hour and so he's learned from the event and has started to do a lot more rucking, weighted calisthenics and military PT style workouts, but he knows this style of training can do a lot of damage to his joints. He's wondering if you have any tips on how to train for a weight bearing event like this without doing any damage to yourself, and also if you have any special gear you can recommend? In my response, I recommend: -Incline treadmill -Standing workstation -Hyperwear weighted vest -Normatec -Myobuddy -Eat Early & Eat Often (e.g. like Kokoro) Everything You Need To Know About Food Combining Zach says: He just stumbled across the concept of food combining. He's always thought of combining foods to get a balanced meal - getting protein, carbs and fats in each meal - but he's new to the nutrition side of things. What's the low down on food mixing, how do you do it properly and how do you avoid having undigested proteins and other things in your system?   Natural Fixes For Depression Hannah says: She just broke up with her boyfriend of two years, and she's having trouble coping with the mental and physiological ramifications of break up. She takes lions mane, D3, cordyceps, a good B vitamin and she exercises. She thinks all that is helping, but she's exhausted, she's having trouble sleeping, she can't think clearly, she's breaking down all the time and she's having a hard time coping. She's wondering if you have any suggestions for how to deal with heart break and the physical ramifications that entails? In my response, I recommend: -Retimer -Fish Oil -Vitamin D/K Blend -Gratitude Does The Whole30 Diet Work? Anonymous says: What are your thoughts on the Whole30 book, lifestyle changes and recipe? Do you think it's beneficial, or are there other ways to figure out what might be causing certain reactions in your body? In my response, I recommend: -Cyrex -Robb Wolf's "Wired To Eat" book -The Jungle Effect book -DNA Testing 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 Fi 
371: Why You Get Constipated & What To Do About It, The Truth About Metformin, Geeking Out On Green Tea & More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/371 July 26, 2017 Podcast: 371 - Why You Get Constipated & What To Do About It, How To Get By On Less Sleep, How To Use SARMs MK-677 and RAD-140, and Wim Hof vs. Buteyko. 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 [5:45]: This pill promises to extend life for a nickel a pop. But here's what I use instead. This definitely makes me think about adding a big cup o’ green tea in “midmorning” into my day. What’s your fav brand? Here’s the latest on whether running *really* hardens your arteries. Saunas vs. Infrared Light…what’s the diff? Good article. (also, this is the JOOVV light I use) 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 [35:40]: This podcast is brought to you by: -HealthGains - Text the word "Greenfield" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your first GAINSWave treatment at any of the 60 participating physicians nationwide. 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You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -Aug 3-6: Mindshare Summit, San Diego. At Mindshare Summit, you’ll learn tools and strategies to get your work where it belongs – in the hands of those who need it. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never touched social media or if you’re already selling online like a pro, you’ll meet experts who can help you take your first, or next big step. -August 12th and 13th Montage Deer Valley Park City, UT: Ultimate Achiever's Club. Ben will be speaking to the finest group of chiropractors on the planet! -Aug 16-17 San Francisco: Udemy. Ben will be filming in San Francisco for Udemy. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -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.  -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 17-23, 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. Giveaway: 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 [38:00]: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Why You Get Constipated & What To Do About It Kelly says: She has been taking probiotics for about 6 months now and she still has major stomach issues. Every vegetable that she eats just ferments in her stomach without digesting and "going through". She even tried taking laxatives to push things along with no luck. Is she taking too much? What probiotics should she be taking? In my response, I recommend: -My "Ultimate Fix For Constipation" hidden document How To Get By On Less Sleep Bruno says: He usually gets about 8 hours of sleep per night and feels great but he is wondering if it is possible to get less sleep (like 6 hours per night) and still feel as good as he does now? Are there any special supplements, food or protocols that will help him feel this good but on less sleep? In my response, I recommend: -My God Pill article -Polyphasic sleep how-to -My podcast with Michael Breus -Third Wave psychedelics How To Use SARMs MK-677 and RAD-140 Grizzell says: She is wondering is the SARMs MK-677 and RAD-140 would be useful for her 87-year-old father? How could they benefit an older man? She is also curious if they could help her. In my response, I recommend: -My article on "How To Use MK-677 and RAD-140" -Aggressive Strength -Estrogen Control Wim Hof vs. Buteyko Bryan says: Could you compare Wim Hof's breathing method to the Buteyko method (as described by Patrick Mckeown)? Which do you prefer and which is best for long term gains for health and life? In my response, I recommend: -My podcast with "Oxygen Advantage" author Buteyko -My podcast with Wim Hof  
Cyclic Ketosis, "Thinkitating", Bad-Ass Meditation, Morning Routines & More With Quest Nutrition Founder Tom Bilyeu
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/tom My guest today is no underachiever. His name is Tom Bilyeu, and if you've ever munched on a Quest Nutrition bar, you've probably nibbled on a bit of Tom's genius. Tom is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition - a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion - and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. His mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane. Tom has also been a guest on the Tony Robbins podcast and The School of Greatness podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Success, and The Huffington Post. Tom is also currently on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Tom sleeps for five hours a night and wake with no alarm...[8:15] -Tom's technique of "thinkitating"...[16:45] -Why Tom says meditation is critical to becoming a bad-ass...[23:47] -The "push-pull" split Tom does in his home gym each morning...[28:20] -How Tom reads 50 books a year, all via audio...[30:45] -The best book Tom has reviewed or read so far in 2017...[40:00] -Why Tom wants to build a business that is bigger than Disney...[43:15] -How Tom eats a high-protein diet combined with ketosis in his own personal routine...[61:00] -Why Tom says that there is a "pandemic of physical and mental malnourishment" that he wants to fix...[73:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Audible app that Tom and Ben talk about -Book "Disrupt You" by Jay Samit -Ben's Snapchat channel -Quest nutrition -The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton -Healing & Recovery by Dr. David Hawkins -Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf -The FASTER study by Jeff Volek Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tom or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Kettlebell Yoga, The Best 5 Cardio Machines You Can Use, How To "Reset" Your Body With An Adventure & Much More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/GIJoe Joe DiStefano is the Head of Sport for Spartan Race and creator of RUNGA. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Fitchburg State University, and he is pursuing a master's degree in Sports Psychology. Certified through the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, he is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, is RKC certified and has been trained at the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach.  Over the past decade, DiStefano has worked as a health and performance coach and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Spartan Race, he oversaw the development of more than 100 women-only personal training studios across the U.S. His specialties include corrective exercise, nutrition, stress management, human psychology and business development. He's been a previous podcast guest on the episode "Digital Detoxing, Travel-Proofing Your Immune System, Underground Body Weight Workouts & More With Joe DiStefano", and also introduced me to two former extremely popular guests who I met at his "Runga" digital detox event in Costa Rica last year - Eric Remensperger from the episode "How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer" and Scott Dolly from "The Man I Call “Scraper”: Snowboard Shredding, Fascia Fluffing, Protective Chakra Energy Balls & Much More With Scott Dolly." During today's discussion with Joe, you'll discover: -Why Joe is such a fan of kettlebell yoga and the RKC certification...[12:40] -The concept that all you should ever really do is 10 reps for any given exercise in the weight room...[18:20] -The "high volume-low intensity" approach Joe uses, and the five pieces of cardio equipment that will give you the most bang for your buck...[30:40 & 41:30] -Why Ben has become such a fan of green tea, and whether he'll ever drink coffee again...[50:25] -Joe and Ben's go-to source for stevia...[58:35] -The #1 supplement that Joe and Ben now use for enhancing sleep and longevity...[62:50] -A can't-miss adventure in Panama that Joe has designed...[71:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Kettlebell Yoga 1 -Kettlebell Yoga 2 -Alternating 45's Joe's main social media accounts: -www.instagram.com/coachjoedi/   -www.facebook.com/coachjoedi -Dan John - Mass Made Simple interview -The RKC certification -Hobie Call's How to Train for Obstacle Course Racing -The AirDyne bike -Ski Erg -Concept 2 -Elliptical trainer -VersaClimber -The 30 Days No Alcohol Experiment: Part 2 (What Happens When You Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey). -The 30 Days No Alcohol Experiment: Part 1 (What Happens When You Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey). -Swannies blue light blocking glasses -Sleep apnea app "Apnea Diver" -Omica Organics CBD and stevia -NatureCBD -Liposomal Vitamin C -How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis. -Runga 2017: Dec 8-21, 2017 (you get to choose how long to stay!). RUNGA is a once a year retreat, currently hosted in December. RUNGA is designed to facilitate a dramatic shift in attendee's current outlook, lifestyle choices, self efficacy, motivation, love, even spirituality. The 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. They are also delicious. Click here to sign up. Use code BEN (or let them know I sent you) to get VIP treatment, $10 off your registration and a free gift valued at $100! Show Sponsors:  -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/FIRST. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to HealthIQ.com/BEN. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your first GAINSWave treatment at any of the 60 participating physicians nationwide. Or go to GAINSWAVE.com and click 'Find A Doctor' to locate a GAINSWave provider near you. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joe or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
The Single Missing Mystery Nutrient That Contributes To The 10 Leading Causes Of Aging & Disease Worldwide (And How Get 100-1,000 Times More Of It Than Most People Ever Eat).
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/algae2 My guest on today's podcast is Catharine Arnston, and she puts my own algae consumption to shame, eating 75 pieces of chlorella and 75 pieces of spirulina every day. She holds an MBA from Western’s Ivey School of Business, and a BA in geography and economic development from Queen’s University. She is a Board Certified Health Counselor from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a REIKI Master. She is also an algae expert and the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of ENERGYbits, a sports nutrition company that sells algae in tablet form to athletes and consumers (click here and use code BEN to save 10% on any of their algae products). Catharine founded ENERGYbits eight years ago after she became aware of the health and athletic benefits of a plant based diet. When she subsequently learned that algae was the most nutrient dense plant in the world and that Asians had been growing it and benefiting from it for fifty years, she made it her life mission to bring algae into the mainstream so others could benefit from this superfood too. You may also recognize Catharine from this SharkTank episode! Anyways, Catharine makes the bold claim that a lack of chlorophyll (greens) in diet leads to the ten different leading causes of aging and disease worldwide. -What is chlorophyll? [10:50] Chlorophyll is a fat-based pigment that makes plants green. It is the substance that is responsible for photosynthesis – the usage of light energy from the sun to convert water & carbon dioxide into nutrition (glucose) for the plants. What foods are high in chlorophyll? Green foods! The darker the green, the more chlorophyll. In fact, algae has the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world, containing 100-1000 times more chlorophyll than any other plant or vegetable (50 times more than wheat grass). Chlorophyll is a phytonutrient that oxygenates & detoxifies the blood. It is rich in enzymes and high in amino acids. It alkalizes the body, is anti-inflammatory, is an antioxidant, chelates heavy metals, been shown to repair damaged DNA and speed up the healing process of wounds. It even helps mitochondria ATP with a fuel source that is cleaner than glucose (with the addition of sunshine). The structure of chlorophyll is nearly identical to that of hemoglobin in our blood. The center atom of chlorophyll is magnesium (green) while the center atom of hemoglobin is iron (red). Magnesium is what helps alkalize the body and deliver oxygen to cells & tissues. Chlorophyll helps promote the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells. In my article How To Eat Algae (The Ultimate Guide To Fueling With Spirulina And Chlorella) and my podcast Is This The Most Dense Source Of Nutrition On The Face Of The Planet?  I introduce chlorophyll, but in today's show, Catharine and I take a deep dive into how chlorophyll intake can manage everything from excess acidity to inflammation to accelerated aging and beyond.   During our discussion, you'll discover a host of new information (and a big credit to Catharine for gathering the research presented in the comprehensive shownotes below!): -How algae can reduce cellular inflammation due to its high concentration of essential fatty acids, alkaline composition and high concentration of antioxidants, including the three primary precursors to the body’s most important antioxidants – glutathione (cysteine, glycine and glutamine)...[18:00] Inflammation References: Journal of Medicinal Food Feb 16 2013   - Health Benefits of Blue-Green Algae: Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Cancer Cell International Marine - Algal natural products with anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties June 2013  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects Edible blue-green algae reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by inhibiting NF-κB pathway in macrophages and splenocytes April 2013 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - 2012 glutathione synthesis   -How algae affects damaged and decreased mitochondria, particularly via Superoxide Dismutase in spirulina...[21:55]   Mitochondrial References: NutritionFacts.org Mitochondrial Theory of Aging Michael Greger M.D. FACLM December 28th, 2010 Volume 4 Linus Pauling Institute Oregon State University/Micronutrient Information Center: Chlorophyll Journal of Zhejiang Univeristy SCIENCE B, January 20, 2009 Chlorella vulgaris triggers apoptosis in hepatocarcinogenesis-induced rats*  Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology Protection against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity by Spirulina in rats December 2006 Robert Thiel pHD NaturoPath Food Antioxidants are Superior to Isolated Antioxidants and importance of SOD from plants -Why you should care about ATP production in relation to disease and aging, and what effect does algae has on it...[26:40] ATP References: Journal of Cell Science 2014 Light-harvesting chlorophyll pigments enable mammalian mitochondria to capture photonic energy and produce ATP Green Med Info May 12, 2015: Amazing Discovery: Plant Blood Enables Your Cells To Capture Sunlight Energy  Biochemical Journal Assessing mitochondrial dysfunction in cells March 29, 2011   -The fascinating link between algae and cancer, and how spirulina and chlorella can reduce the growth of cancer cells...[32:25] Cancer References: Journal of Nutrition and Cancer Fruit, vegetables, and cancer prevention: A review of the epidemiological evidence 1992 Chlorella – the Miracle Food, July 2012 Can chlorophyll protect you from cancer February 8 2014 Additional references about chlorophyll preventing carcinogens from being absorbed More information about the cancer tests Catharine mentions References to scientific articles and research about Chlorella Growth Factor -How algae affects free radical and antioxidant production by increasing levels of both water soluble and fat soluble antioxidants...[42:35] Antioxidant References: Pharmacognosy Review July 2010 Free radicals, antioxidants and functional foods: Impact on human health Water soluble and fat soluble antioxidants -The actual scientific link between algae and detoxification...[47:00] Detoxification References: Journal of Medicine 2010 Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Supplementation Decreases Dioxin and Increases Immunoglobulin A Concentrations in Breast Milk Naturodoc Paul Pitchford M.S Author of Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, North Atlantic Books; 780 pages Published 2002.   -How algae affects the immune system by stimulating production of T-cells and anti-inflammatory cytokines...[51:55]   Immune References: Chlorella Source: Nutrition Journal July 31, 2012 Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of Natural Killer cell activity and early inflammatory response Journal of Ethnopharmacology December 1988 Immunomodulation by a unicellular green algae (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) in tumor-bearing mice  Spirulina Reference Source: Journal of Medicinal Food Effect of Spirulina on the Secretion of Cytokines from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells March 2009 Cancer Science April 20, 2009 Enhancement of antitumor natural killer cell activation by orally administered Spirulina extract in mice Nutritional and Therapeutic Potential of Spirulina   -Why you should care about your cell membranes, what algae does for them, and why algae is a perfect plant-based alternative to fish oil...[60:05]   Cell Membrane References: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology December 2008 Culture Conditions stimulating high γ- Linolenic Acid accumulation by Spirulina platensis University of California Davis - Integrative Medicine. May 2014 Fish Oil Friend or Foe? Penn State Hershey, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center: Overview of Gamma-linolenic acid Journal of Nutritional Science November 23, 2015 Fishing for answers: is oxidation of fish supplements a problem? University of Maryland Medical Center: Importance of GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) Kimberly Snyder blog Feb 21 2012 fish oils are rancid: Low Levels Of Oxygen Can Breed Cancer.Increasing Cellular Oxygen Can Kill Cancerous Cells Peter Lapinskas Presentation at Conference A fitter future for fats 6 June 2000, Leatherhead Food Research Association, Leatherhead, England.    -The anti-aging link between algae, IGF-1 and Mtor...[67:30]   References: University of California Davis – Integrative Medicine Oct 12, 2016: Relatively Unknown Protein Problems and mTor University of California Davis – Integrative Medicine Oct 5 2015 The Protein Question Nutritionfacts.org Michael Grefer MD- April 7 2014 Volume 18 Four minute video explaining reducing mTOR pathway with restriction of animal protein  Nutritionfacts.org Michael Greger MD- June 5 2015 Volume 25. Four minute video comparing non-heme iron with heme-iron Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Iron- The Double Edged Sword Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition December 31, 2013 Influence of Protein Intake from Haem and Non-haem Animals and Plant Origin on Inflammatory Biomarkers among Apparently-healthy Adults in Greece References: Hippocrates Health Institute Chlorophyll Description June 1, 2012 Resources from this episode: [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1.-chlorophyll-content-in-ENERGYbits-sprirulina-and-RECOVERYbits-chlorella-compared-to-other-vegetables.pdf" title="Chlorophyll Content In ENERGYbits Spirulina & RECOVERYbits Chlorella Compared To Other Vegetables"] How To Eat Algae (The Ultimate Guide To Fueling With Spirulina And Chlorella). Is This The Most Dense Source Of Nutrition On The Face Of The Planet? Click here and use code BEN to save 10% on any of the algae products I personally use, including spirulina ENERGYbits and chlorella RECOVERYbits. Show Sponsors:  -biOptimizers – Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake by a single gram. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order. -Blue Apron - Create incredible home cooked meals and get your first three meals free, with free shipping! Go to BlueApron.com/Ben. -Kimera Koffee - Proven to help you increase focus, power output and cognition. Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN to get 10% off! -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. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Catharine or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply! You can also click here and use code BEN to save 10% on any of the algae products I personally use, including spirulina ENERGYbits and chlorella RECOVERYbits.
Keto Bread, Keto Waffles, Fat Bombs & Beyond: How To Reset Your Metabolism With A Ketogenic Cleanse.
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!
369: 12 Potent Tips To Increase Your Energy, How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements, Can Testosterone Be Too High & Much More.
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/369 June 28, 2017 Podcast: 369 - 12 Potent Tips To Increase Your Energy, How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements, Can Testosterone Be Too High & Much More. 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: 12 potent tips to increase your energy…great article - what do you think? 2.4 seconds per mile per pound that you are lighter…good reason to be careful with face-stuffing. To those still scoffing at high dose Vitamin C for cancer…you must check this out. High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been Quietly, Deceitfully Renamed. 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: -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. The discount is built into the link. -ZipRecruiter  – Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/first -TeloYears – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/TeloYears and use my special gift card code BEN10 to get 10% off your TeloYears kit (and listen to my podcast about it here). -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. Ben will be 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: -Blue Mountain Challenge, July 8 -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -July 11th, 2017: David Bouley's “The Chef & The Doctor Series” in TriBeca, New York. Please join me at Bouley Botanical for a over a multi-course wine dinner, curated by Chef David Bouley. We'll start with a reception featuring passed canapés and a specialty health tonic cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle and ask me any questions they like. Chef Bouley will then prepare a multicourse menu with wine pairing featuring products and ingredients to address the topic of the evening. Get your tickets here. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -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! -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 17-23, 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. 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 Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements Ahmed says: He has heard you say that you should take certain vitamin supplements only with meals and some without meals. Do you have scientific studies and papers to back this up? Can you share those studies and explain why this is necessary? In my response, I recommend: -The Art Of Timing Your Vitamins And Supplements – A Helpful Infographic That Ensures You’re Not Just Making Expensive Pee. -Take These Before Meals Multivitamin or multimineral formula Digestive aid for the gallbladder Vitamin B complex Individual B vitamins Vitamin C complex Individual minerals (calcium, potassium, etc.) Iron supplements Lecithin Manganese Protein powder (unless used in diet for blood sugar, weight loss, etc.) -Take These After Meals Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K Chlorophyll (oil soluble) Choline Digestive enzymes (pepsin, HCL, etc., all those except for the gallbladder) Herbs used to aid digestion (comfrey, pepsin, etc.) Inositol Iodine (unless instructed otherwise) Most oils or oil-based nutrients (linseed oil, evening primrose oil, wheat germ, etc.) R.N.A. (ribonucleic acid) Yeast products (Brewer’s yeast tablets, lactic acid yeast, etc.) -Take These Between Meals Chlorophyll (water soluble) Glandulars and similar tissue extracts Most herbs (except for those used in digestion) Phosphorus Sodium products Vitamin D For Sleep Luke says: He has seen some sleep aids out there with Vit D in them. In terms of the timing for taking Vit D, do you think that could cause circadian dysregulation since we know that Vit D is not just a vitamin but a hormone. Have you seen any studies that show when is the best time to take Vit D? In my response, I recommend: -Sleep Cocktail Can Testosterone Be Too High? Phil says: 71-years-old, excellent health, plenty of exercise, no meds, keto diet for about 3 years. Had his testosterone checked about a year ago and it was 800. He bought the JoovV and used it for a few months and now his testosterone is over 1000 - which is above normal limits. He knows that you aren't a doctor but was wondering if this is something he should be concerned about. In my response, I recommend: -The JOOVV light Does Cool Sculpting Work for Fat Loss? Tianna says: She has been reading about cold induced thermogenesis for sculpting the body and was wondering if she can just use ice, applied to problem areas, to burn fat? In my response, I recommend: -How To Burn More Fat With Cold -CoolFatBurner vest -My Get-Fit Guy article on cool sculpting for fat loss 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!      
The Complete Guide to Fasting: How To Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/fasting Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting. Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. Dr. Fung earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto, where he also completed his internal medicine residency before heading to the University of California, Los Angeles, for his fellowship in nephrology. He currently practices as a kidney specialist in Toronto. He is the chief of the department of medicine at Scarborough General Hospital. In addition to clinical medicine, he is also on the board of directors of Low Carb Diabetes Association and the scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance. During the course of treating thousands of patients, it became clear to Dr. Fung that the epidemic of type 2 diabetes and obesity was getting worse. The prevailing dietary recommendations to reduce dietary fat and calories were clearly ineffective. He founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program to provide a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity: rather than focusing on medications, this clinic focuses on dietary changes that are simple yet effective. In The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Jason and Ben have different takes on whether or not to eat breakfast...[8:25] -The five different physiological stages of fasting...[16:45] -Why growth hormone actually goes up, not down, when you fast, and how the body uses this mechanism to maintain muscle...[30:15]  -Why fasting doesn't actually decrease your metabolic rate or cause you to go into to starvation mode...[33:20] -What kind of scenario would actually cause your metabolic rate to decrease with calorie restriction...[37:10] -Why most of the Biggest Loser contestants actually regained their weight after the show...[44:35] -The reason hunger gradually disappears during a fast...[49:55] -The shocking things that happen to your body when you do an extended fast...[56:35] -What refeeding syndrome is...[63:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The link between circadian rhythm and eating breakfast -The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting Show Sponsors: Ample - Ample is a balanced healthy meal in a bottle with 20+ superfoods. Use code GREENFIELD for 15% off all first-time orders. TeloYears - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/TeloYears and use my special gift card code BEN10 to get 10% off your TeloYears kit. Code valid through Aug 31, 2017. Hello Fresh - For $30 off your first week of deliveries, visit HelloFresh.com and enter code FITNESS30 when you subscribe! Marc Pro - Marc Pro: Pain Relief and Faster Muscle Recovery Time. For a 5% discount, use promo code “BEN” at marcpro.com. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jason or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
The Man I Call "Scraper": Snowboard Shredding, Fascia Fluffing, Protective Chakra Energy Balls & Much More With Scott Dolly.
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/thescraper I've met a lot of interesting characters and crazy cats in my life. Scott Dolly, AKA "The Scraper" (at least, that's what I call him) is no exception. I first met Scott in Costa Rica at a digital detox, hot yoga retreat and adventure getaway called "Runga". Yep, that's the same event at which I hung out with Eric, the guy I interviewed in the episode "How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer." and the same event founded by my buddy and Spartan racing bigwig Joe DiStefano, who I interviewed in the episode "Digital Detoxing, Travel-Proofing Your Immune System, Underground Body Weight Workouts & More With Joe DiStefano." A few months after Runga, Scott pulled up to my house in Spokane, WA in a big black SUV jam-packed with snowboarding equipment and a bag full of strange body adjusting and "scraping" tools. Our ensuing weekend together was a geekfest of biomechanics, physiology, fascia fixing, woo-woo chakra energy work and much more, and in today's episode, we take a deep dive into all that and much more. So who is Scott, exactly? Scott Dolly MS, ATC, CSCS  is the owner/CEO and founder of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation. He is a manual therapy and IASTM specialist who utilizes biomechanical movement analysis to locate imbalances and dysfunctions in the human body. Scott is a national and international speaker and educator in the field of sports medicine; and he has authored courses on I.A.S.T.M. and Advanced Training Science. Scott also serves as the Peak Performance columnist for Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine in the UK, through which his work reaches over a half million people worldwide. Scott has over 15 years’ experience studying and working with the human body and he works with thousands of clients every year. He resides in Winchester, Virginia. His credentials and certifications include: -Master’s Degree in Athletic Training: Shenandoah University -Undergraduate work in Biology and Physics: Shepherd University -Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: National Strength and Conditioning Association -Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Specialist -Reiki Master: 11 years During our discussion, you'll discover: -The truth about whether foam rolling really works, and why Scott is a big fan of "butter knives" for your fascia...[14:45] -Why Scott said I needed to do more “closed kinetic chain exercises” when he analyzed my gait...[26:40] -How Scott helped a nervous guy on the chair lift using "distance healing" and Qi Gong...[41:30] -Scott's work in sound bowls and healing frequencies, and how he aligns that with being able to run a 4:40 mile, train NFL athletes and deadlift nearly 700 pounds...[46:30 & 56:30] -The protective “bubble” Scott drew around us inside the mountain lodge when we were snowboarding...[46:20] -Scott's experience with the one-inch-punch by a Shaolin monk...[59:50] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -"Gil Hedley: Fascia & Stretching: The Fuzz Speech" -Graston & Scraping tools on Amazon -Robert Peng: The Master Key Video Series -The artist Alex Grey -Singing bowls on Amazon -The one-inch punch Show Sponsors: biOptimzers – Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake by a single gram. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order. MVMT Watches - The watchmaker’s goal is to change the way consumers think about fashion by offering high quality minimalist products at revolutionary prices. Go to MovementWatches.com/ben to get 15% off. Free shipping and free returns! Organifi -  For the best tasting greens superfood blend, go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi and use code 'BEN' for 20% off your first order. Marc Pro - Pain Relief and Faster Muscle Recovery Time. For a 5% discount, use promo code “BEN” at marcpro.com. -Runga 2017: Dec 8-21, 2017 (you get to choose how long to stay!). RUNGA is a once a year retreat, currently hosted in December. RUNGA is designed to facilitate a dramatic shift in attendee's current outlook, lifestyle choices, self efficacy, motivation, love, even spirituality. The 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. They are also delicious.  Click here to sign up. Use code BEN (or let them know I sent you) to get VIP treatment and a free gift valued at $100! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Scott or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
The Road to Sparta: How Dean Karnazes Relived The Ancient Battle & Epic Run That Inspired The World's Greatest Footrace
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/roadtosparta In 490 BCE, some masochistic Greek guy named Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. Dean Karnazes, my guest on today's podcast, came up with the crazy idea of honoring Pheidippides (and Dean's own Greek heritage) by recreating this entire ancient journey in modern times. During his run, Karnazes even abstained from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only ate what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, cured meats and even some stuff called "mastic gum". Then he wrote about the whole experience is his new book "The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace". The new book is intriguing, comical, sometimes tear-jerking, and certainly thought-provoking and entertaining, and Dean is probably even more intriguing. Get a load of this guy... TIME magazine named Dean one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. Stan Lee called him, “Super Human.” He's an acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, who has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He’s run across the Sahara Desert in 120-degree temperatures, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions he’s run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve. He has swum the San Francisco Bay, scaled mountains, bike raced for 24-hours straight, and surfed the gigantic waves off the coast of Hawaii & California. His long list of competitive achievements include winning the world’s toughest footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley during the middle of summer. He has raced and competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over. In 2006 he accomplished the seemingly impossible by running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat! In 2011 Dean ran 3,000-miles from the coast of California to New York City, averaging 40 to 50-miles per day (one day covering more than 70!). Along the way he stopped at schools to speak to students about the importance of exercise and healthy eating. When passing through Washington DC, he was invited to run through the White House to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama and be honored for his tireless commitment to helping this country get back in shape. Dean and his incredible adventures have been featured on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS News, CNN, ESPN, The Howard Stern Show, NPR’s Morning Edition, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the BBC, and many others. He has appeared on the cover of Runner’s World, Outside, and Wired magazine’s, and has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, People, GQ, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Men’s Journal, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and the London Telegraph, to mention a few. Dean is the winner of an ESPN ESPY and a 3-time recipient of Competitor magazines Endurance Athlete of the Year award. Dean has also raised millions of dollars for charity and was awarded the prestigious Community Leadership Award by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why it is a myth that Pheidippides ran 26.2 miles...[14:50] -How humans can actually outrun horses...[19:30] -Whether Dean ran barefoot or in leather sandals in the same way that Pheidippides did...[22:30] -The hardest part of Dean's entire run...[30:45] -How it went for Dean to eat for this race different than he ate for your other races, and why he chewed on something called "mastic gum"...[38:55] -How Dean ran for 70+ miles with no food...[41:15] -Why Dean adds rosemary to his coffee and consumes large amounts of wild salmon...[46:15] -How Dean recovers so darn fast between his events, and why he bulked up before his 50 marathons in 50 days...[51:00] -Why Dean splits his day into multiple 12-14 minute body weight workouts, and what his exact routine is...[53:00] -How Dean manages with such little sleep when running marathons over multiple days...[57:50] -Dean's take on all the talk about chronic cardio being bad for testosterone levels, increased risk of mortality, etc...[63:05] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dean's book: The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace -My Waterlogged interview with Dr. Tim Noakes -Earthrunners sandals that Ben wears -The mastic gum capsules that Ben and Dean talk about -The chewable mastic gum straight from Greece that you can order from Amazon -The fat based energy gel article that Ben wrote -The Elliptigo elliptical trainer that Dean and Ben use -The Oura ring Ben uses to track his sleeping Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dean or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
4 Ways To Eat Yourself Beautiful: Meat On The Bone, Fermented & Sprouted Foods, Organ Meats, Deep Nutrition & More With Dr. Cate Shanahan.
Two years ago, Cate Shanahan came onto the podcast as a guest for the episode "How To Use Food As Your Body’s Fat Loss Language".  During that episode, we delved into into how the way your body interprets the food you eat in a manner that can make you either lean or fat – depending on your food choice. We also discussed Cate's book, which is one of the nutrition books that I find myself recommending most often, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. This month, Cate published a brand new, updated version of the book, and we take a deep dive into it on this podast. In writing this book, Cate examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives―diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”. She identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies―fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats―form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet.” Cate is a board-certified family physician. She trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For ten years, she practiced medicine in Hawaii, where she studied ethnobotany and the culinary habits of her healthiest patients. She currently runs a metabolic health clinic in Denver, Colorado and serves as the Director of the Los Angeles Lakers PRO Nutrition Program. Not only do the LA Lakers follower her nutritional protocol (we discuss their snacks in today's show) but I just found out that the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team has been following a Deep Nutrition style diet for 3 years, Villanova won the college basketball championship in 2016 after adopting this diet the season prior. Do you think this might be good info to add to the show notes? Especially because the Lakers have been sucking, which can make a good diet look bad and sometimes draws ridiculous comments that don’t benefit anyone. Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Cate shows in this new book how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking story of what happened when Cate and her husband visited the Culinary Institute of America...[8:50] -Why vegetable oil is your brain's worst enemy...[14:05] -The little-known toxin called 4HNE and the havoc it wreaks on your brain...[18:07] -Why cutting vegetable oil from the diet potentially just as good for the gut as a fecal transplant...[24:20] -What happened at a Filipino buffet in Kuaui that got Cate seriously thinking about dynamic symmetry...[30:55] -What nutrition has to do with beauty and symmetry (and the fascinating reason why should women space their children out if they want to have beautiful women)...[37:30] -Why men should take preparation for pregnancy just as seriously as women...[45:15] -What the world's elite and rich people eat, and why that leads them to higher amounts of beauty and success...[51:10] -Why the total amount of LDL you possess can be practically irrelevant...[53:50] -Why Cate says that calories don't always count...[59:25] -How fat cells really become something other than fat cells...[66:00] -The dietary habits of the LA Lakers that allow them to follow these same principles...[70:50] -Five easy ways to get started with Deep Nutrition concepts...[74:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Cate's book: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth -USWellnessMeats Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Cate or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
What Happens If You Take Too Much Creatine, A Notorious Deficiency On High-Protein Diets, How To Become A Nutrition Ninja & More With Chris Masterjohn.
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/masterjohn Do you love health and wellness so much that you just want to read everything you can about it, but often find yourself understanding only half (or even less) of what you read?  Do you need to learn biochemistry for school but wish you could learn the material in a more relevant, lively, or entertaining way?  Do you already have a good foundation, but want a unique out-of-the-box perspective synthesized from a deep dive into the scientific literature?  If so, today's podcast is for you. My guest is Dr. Chris Masterjohn, former podcast guest from the episode "Why Sugar Isn’t As Dangerous As You Might Think, How Your Genetics Affect Your Sleep, Liver Toxicity & More With Dr. Chris Masterjohn." Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012 to 2014, and served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College from 2014 to 2016. He now works independently in health and nutrition research, education, and consulting. Chris has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications. His podcast, Mastering Nutrition, his two video series, Chris Masterjohn Lite and Masterclass With Masterjohn, and his blog can all be found on his web site at chrismasterjohnphd.com. You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, where his username is @chrismasterjohn. In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into Chris's brand new program entitled "Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro: Energy Metabolism", and you'll discover: -Why human beings need to eat such an enormous amount of food...[9:35] -What happens if you take too much creatine...[23:57] -Why it matters whether you eat protein, carbs, or fat, since all depend on cellular respiration...[32:45]  -Why some macronutrients actually require more micronutrients than others to be burnt...[49:18 & 56:05] -A missing nutrient that you must take in if you are on a high protein diet...[60:45] -Why anyone should bother learning this stuff in mechanistic detail rather than just learning what to eat and when...[64:55] -The new online "masterclasses" that Chris is now teaching...[68:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro (special discount when you use that link!) Show Sponsors:  -HealthGains - Text the word "GREENFIELD" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -KION - Purchase any three products and receive a free organic bamboo T-shirt! Go to  GetKion.com to check out the sale, and choose your three products. -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Organifi and use discount code BEN for 20% anything else! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
A Bearded, Bad-Ass, Biohacking Beast & His Best Secrets For Enhancing Muscle, Sleep, Recovery & More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/biohackingsecrets My guest on today's podcast, Anthony DiClementi, is a bearded, bad-ass, beast of a man who also happens to be one of the deepest wells of biohacking knowledge who I've ever met. He is the founder of BiohackingSecrets.com, a health and wellness company that reaches millions of people each month through their newsletter, videos, books, consulting, and podcast (The Biohacking Secrets Show). He's become famous for both reversing "incurable" diseases (Cancer, MS, neurodegenerative disease) and helping world class athletes achieve new levels of peak performance. After his own two year battle with Lyme Disease in 2011 he began working with people who no other expert or doctor wanted to. Why? Because he refuses to accept conventional wisdom. And he believes in the body's ability to heal itself when it's given the right ingredients. Through his innovative methods, DiClementi has had dramatic success and his clients now report natural, sustained energy all day long without a “crash.”He teaches men and women suffering from low energy how to turn back their biological clocks, improve energy production at the cellular level, and feel better than they've felt in years, often decades. In 2016, he released, "The Biohackers Guide To Upgraded Energy & Focus" which is packed with dozens of easy-to-use, innovative methods anyone can apply to rapidly optimize their physical and mental performance. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Anthony and his girlfriend got extremely sick after moving to a new apartment in California...[8:35] -Why Anthony uses a PEM device called OndaMed...[14:20] -Why hidden infections like Epstein Barr, Lyme, SIBO, parasites, yeast, candida and mold are aggravated by hidden variables such as WiFi...[20:00] -A special form of laser Anthony used when he had Lyme...[25:40] -How Anthony keeps himself jacked and strong...[32:15] -Why Anthony is not a fan of normal earthing mats and grounding mats...[42:20] -The molecular hydrogen Anthony uses and why...[44:33] -Dangerous fillers in your supplements...[48:18] -Why Anthony is such a big fan of oysters (and why he does a regularly scheduled coffee enema)...[50:00] -An alternative to coffee enemas for people who don't want to use them...[54:25] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Anthony's Biohackers Guide To Upgraded Energy & Focus - order for free here (all you pay is shipping and handling!) -The OndaMed -The TheraLumen and SpectraMini -The Vielight -List of EMF Consultants -Earthing Half Sheet -Molecular Hydrogen tablets -Thorne MethylGuard Plus -Glytamins -Clearlight Sauna -The SOTA lightworks -Fitwood (Use Code Ben20 for 20% off) Show Sponsors:  -ZivaMeditation - Automatically save $51 on a ZivaMind online meditation program by visiting ZivaMind.com/bg. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/green. -Bark Box - For a FREE EXTRA MONTH of BarkBox, visit BarkBox.com/ben when you subscribe to 6 or 12 month plan! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anthony or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Drug Dealer: How Doctors Have Been Duped, Patients Are Hooked On Prescriptions & Why It’s So Hard to Stop.
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/drugdealer Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose... ...but perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it’s built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems. In the new book "Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop", my guest on this podcast Dr. Anna Lembke uncovers the unseen forces driving drug addiction nationwide. Combining case studies from her own practice with vital statistics drawn from public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, she explores the complex relationship between doctors and patients, the science of addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing drug dependence and addiction. Chock full of extensive interviews with health care providers, pharmacists, social workers, hospital administrators, insurance company executives, journalists, economists, advocates, and patients and their families, this podcast and book is a must-listen for anyone whose life has been touched in some way by addiction to prescription drugs. Dr. Lembke singles out the real culprits behind the rise in drug addiction: cultural narratives that promote pills as quick fixes, pharmaceutical corporations in cahoots with organized medicin e, and a new medical bureaucracy focused on the bottom line that favors pills, procedures, and patient satisfaction over wellness. Dr. Lembke is Assistant Professor at the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University. She completed a residency in Psychiatry, and a fellowship in mood disorders at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and commentaries, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, American Family Physician, and Addiction. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking truth Anna discover when treating patients for substance abuse regarding where were most of them getting their actual drugs...[9:10] -What happens to a brain's reward circuitry over time when using something like a painkiller...[15:12] -How activities like hard exercise, cold, heat and even neurofeedback can be used to "reboot" the body's dopamine response...[24:10 & 26:35] -Why pain is good and why you shouldn't try to constantly shut it down...[25:15 & 29:00] -How people around the world are using something called "Pipemania" to get their hands on new drugs...[30:40] -Why we can't blame this all on big Pharma, and who is really responsible for the extreme surge of pill-taking in America and beyond...[43:30] -The 12 different strategies that drug seeking patients use to get drugs from their doctor...[56:30] -The growing problem of "pill mills"...[60:35] -What an RVU is and why it keeps a doctor highly motivated to do a "procedure" or "prescription"...[63:25] -Why something called "42CFR Part 2" keeps doctors from even knowing or having access to a patient's electronic medical record...[66:30] -How we can stop the cycle of compulsive prescribing...[70:20] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Kratom as a natural, non-addictive painkiller -The Peak Brain Institute to "rewire" the brain for tolerance to things like alcohol and weed Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anna or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
Why You Can't Get Away From The Toxin Glyphosate (& What You Can Do About It).
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/restore My guest on today's podcast, Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. He was introduced to me by former podcast guest Dr. Joseph Mercola, and he is an extremely, extremely intelligent dude, especially when it comes to optimizing gut health using some pretty cutting edge strategies. In 2012, Dr. Bush discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria, and he and his research team have subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions as an antidote to the chemical "glyphosate", and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt your body's natural defense systems. Dr. Bush points to his own kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Dr. Bush stayed in school for 17 years (and what it means to be a "triple certified" board physician)...[10:00] -The discovery in soil that Dr. Bush made in 2012, and what he was looking for exactly when he found it...[11:10] -How bacteria, in the right conditions, can "talk" to each other in the same way that your mitochondria do...[18:00 ] -The method Dr. Bush used to turn carbon-based redox molecules into a drinkable liquid...[26:55 & 29:45] -How something called "lignite" can assist with mitochondrial health and longevity...[34:40] -Why the best probiotic strains still contain only 24 of the 20,000-30,00 different kinds of bacteria in your gut...[37:20] -How glyphosate wreaks havoc on the tight junctions in your gut, and why it's impossible to escape it in water, air, dirt and food...[45:20] -Why gluten can cause some of the same damaging issues as glyphosate, and why it wasn't until the 1980's that folks started to develop more gluten intolerances...[51:30] -Why it's not enough to just eat "dirty plants" or fermented foods when it comes to equipping your gut to heal from glyphosate exposure...[59:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -GAINSwave -The RESTORE gut health product Dr. Bush and I discuss (use code "BEN15" for 15% discount) -Study: Protective Effects of Lignite Extract Supplement on Intestinal Barrier Function in Glyphosate-Mediated Tight Junction Injury -Study: Protection Against Gluten-Mediated Tight Junction Injury with a Novel Lignite Extract Supplement Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Bush or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
370: The Latest On "Workouts In A Pill", How Much Exercise Keeps Your Cells Young, Oxytocin Supplementation & More!
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/370 July 12, 2017 Podcast: 370 - The Latest On "Workouts In A Pill", How Much Exercise Keeps Your Cells Young, Oxytocin Supplementation & More! 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 [4:00]: How much exercise keeps your cells young? This is freakin’ fascinating and yes, we will discuss on next podcast Q&A! Chalk up another benefit for blood flow restriction training (I use http://www.BenGreenfieldFitness.com/BFRbands). I find it fascinating how many animals “self medicate” - what do you think? The latest research on "exercise in a pill” (I’ve been talking about SARMs like for months…like here) 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 [19:40]: This podcast is brought to you by: -Rover – For $25 off your first booking, visit rover.com/BEN and use promo code BEN during checkout! -Rootz Nutrition – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ROOTZ and use code BEN10 for 10% off -Orchestra One  – BenGreenfieldFitness.com/orchestra and Use code BEN for 6 months of Orchestra One FREE (valued at $120) -Marc Pro  – Promo code “BEN” for 5% discount at marcpro.com -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. -Ben will be 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: -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -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.  -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 17-23, 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. 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 [28:25]: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Read At Night Without Disrupting Sleep Tony says: He is looking for the best way to read in bed without disturbing deep sleep. He has 3 scenarios (all of which include blue blocking glasses): 1. Reading on his phone using a low light app on top of an iris app. 2. Using his paperlight Kindle with a bit of light. 3. Reading a hardcover book with a scientific light in the room (like a sleepy baby). In my response, I recommend: -Kindle Paperwhite -The Iris software -Rubylux red bulb -Lighting Science Good Night and SleepyTime Bulb -TrueDark Twilight glasses  -Dr. Kirk Parsley's Sleep Remedy How To Keep Your Appetite Satiated During A Fast Rob says: What are some tricks or mental hacks you use to keep yourself from breaking a 18-24 hour fast and giving in and some munching on something? In my response, I recommend: -Mastic Gum -Simply Gum -Pellegrino -Zevia -NatureAminos -Hammer Fizz -Omica Organic Stevia -Bone Broth (Kettle & Fire) -Miracle Noodles How To Increase Oxytocin Stephanie says: She is interested in using Oxytocin as a therapeutic remedy. How can she purchase some or how can she increase it naturally? In my response, I recommend: -My upcoming Christian Gratitude Journal -Oxytocin sprays and supplements How To Naturally Clean Swimming Pools Jodi says: What do you think of the Clear Choice Natural Swimming Pool Treatment? It uses enzymes instead of chemicals. Is it a legitimate product and is it a better choice than chlorine? In my response, I recommend: -Podcast: How To Reduce The Risk From Swimming in Chlorinated Pools and Drinking Chlorinated Water. -Swim Spray 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!  
How A Simple Stick Developed Into One Of The Most Advanced Muscle Self-Quantification & Isometric Training Tools That Exists.
My guest on today's podcast, Justin Andrews - from the notorious Mindpump podcast -  has an incredible passion for disrupting the personal training industry and creating groundbreaking programs and training tools that fitness professionals and their clients alike can benefit from. He believes that the fitness industry needs a massive facelift and a more advanced technology tool kit... ...and in today's show, recorded from my backyard patio studio in Spokane, Washington, Justin unveils an extremely unique training tool that he thinks is going to disrupt the realm of isometric training, central nervous system training and beyond. Justin’s approach is to create programs that utilize technology and cut through the millions of options people face everyday when seeking specific information relating to their fitness needs. As a health and fitness professional with a proven track record training clients in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Justin works tirelessly to keep people educated and connected to quality personal trainers, and has a passion for developing the type of unconventional training tools we talk about in today's show. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Justin developed the idea for a simple "stick" called the Axon that could allow for targeted isometric training, rehabilitation, muscle tensioning, nervous system preparation...[5:00 & 12:00] -The variety of ways in which the Axon can be used for isometric training, breathwork, "trigger" sessions and beyond...[11:30 & 16:00] -How Justin uses unconventional training tools like maces, clubbells, kettlebells, the Axon and much more in a typical weekly training session...[23:15] -Two foods and supplements you can eat to maximize activation of your nervous system...[43:25] -How you can get your hands on the brand new Axon device that is now ready on Kickstarter...[49:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The live recorded Facebook version of this episode -Video 1 of me using Axon -Video 2 of me using Axon -Video 3 of me using Axon -Video 4 of me using Axon -The Axon Kickstarter page -The main AxonFit page -Six-Egg Breakfasts, Ketosis For Bodybuilders, Resetting Weed Tolerance, Kratom Experimentation & Much More With The Mindpump Guys! -The Mysterious Kuwait Muscle-Building Phenomenon, The Too-Much-Protein Myth, Anabolic Triggering Sessions & More With The MindPump Podcast Crew -The Mysterious Micro-Workouts, Turning On Your Butt, Overdosing With Melatonin & More With The MindPump Guys Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Justin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
The Reebok Crossfit Games, Half-Ironman Nutrition, Elite Athlete Diets & More: A Conversation With The WHOOP Team
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/whoop2 In the podcast episode WHOOP: The Performance Enhancing Wearable That Tells You When To Sleep, How To Exercise, Your Strain Levels & More!, I introduce you to Will Ahmed, CEO of WHOOP, the first scientifically-grounded, self-quantification system worn by a growing number of professional and recreational athlete. Will launched WHOOP out of the Harvard Innovation Lab with his co-founders John & Aurelian, when as captain of the Harvard Men’s Varsity Squash team, he became deeply interested in how strain, recovery and sleep affected an athlete’s performance. WHOOP is currently used by Olympians, military, the world’s top trainers, and teams across all major U.S. professional and collegiate sports leagues. Since that podcast, Will has filled me in on how Crossfit athletes have been getting a ton of value out of the WHOOP, and introduced me to Mekenzie Riley, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by trade who has her license through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as both a Bachelors and Master’s degree in dietetics from Eastern Illinois University.  In 2016, she went to the Crossfit Games on Team OC3 Black, taking 5th place overall. Now in 2017, she been competing as an individual and finished third in the Atlantic Regional, punching her ticket to the 2017 Crossfit Games in Madison, WI. Will also introduced me to Seth Page, Owner and Co-Founder of Misfit Athletics (where Mekenzie trains). Misfit works with athletes of mixed modalities to prepare them to compete at the highest level in the sport of CrossFit. Seth started out in the more traditional field of fitness training in 2006 before transitioning to CrossFit in 2008, and began coaching athletes locally in 2009 as the sport began to gain traction. Since then, Seth and Misfit have worked with countless CrossFit Regionals and Games qualifiers. Seth's current focus includes experimenting with and refining programming for competitive athletes, all while training for his first Ironman race. In today's podcast, I have Will, Seth and Mekenzie all on the show together to talk all things WHOOP and self-quantification for Crossfit, Ironman and beyond, including: -Mekenzie's training protocol and qualifying strategy for the 2017 CrossFit Games...[14:30] -How Seth tracks eight different athletes each day and which parameters he looks at to make training decisions "on the fly"...[16:40 & 19:45] -How Seth differentiates between mental vs. physical fatigue...[26:30] -How Seth is using Crossfit to train for Ironman triathlon...[29:20] -Whether you need to be concerned about Bluetooth radiation or LED light signals from the WHOOP...[45:50 & 47:40] -Mekenzie's approach when it comes to Seth's diet, and why she has transitioned him from “carb backloading” to a more traditional diet for endurance athletes...[51:00] -How Seth and Mekenzie are using WHOOP to customize nutrition data...[60:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -WHOOP (use code GREENFIELD for $50 off at checkout) -Podcast: WHOOP: The Performance Enhancing Wearable That Tells You When To Sleep, How To Exercise, Your Strain Levels & More! -Article: The World On Your Wrist: How To Track Your Daily Strain, Recovery, Sleep & More (A Nerded Out Review Of The New WHOOP Wearable.) Show Sponsors:   -biOptimizers – Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake by a single gram. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order.   -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT   -Organifi - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order!   -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.   Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Will, Sam, Mekenzie or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!