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Even though it's pretty rare I scroll through many feeds on Instagram or elsewhere, I recently began following an interesting Instagram account. Titled "Ergogenic Health", it intrigued me with some very interesting content I hadn't seen before, including: -A commonly known special fruit that enhances the effects of psychedelics... -A simple free activity you can do anytime to lower cortisol by over 21%... -How the way you brush your teeth may actually reduce intelligence... -A very unique form of vitamin B1 called Thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfide (TTFD) that increases exercise performance, motivation, mood and overall energy... -How capsicum from peppers may lead to anxiety in some people... -The little known "younger sister" of curcumin... -And much more! So recently, I was able to connect with the guy who runs that Instagram channel, along with a host of other intriguing, well-informed, and outside-the-box websites, along with a podcast. His name is Lucas Aoun, and he graciously agreed to take a nerdy deep dive into biohacking with me on this podcast episode.
News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… This just in: weed doesn't appear to make you stupid...02:05 but may impair short term memory...05:15 Wow: cannabis users TWICE as likely to experience erectile dysfunction...07:00 But have higher testosterone levels...09:30 Regular THC users were defined as those who use THC at least one time per month, every month for at least 1 year. Four herbs in this testosterone study increased testosterone: fenugreek, forskohlii, ashwagandha and ginseng...11:00 New study shows astaxanthin a good brain anti-aging agent...13:15 It appears that it also protects cell membranes systemically, particularly relevant to cytokine storm...16:40 Astaxanthin is also one of the few antioxidants/antinflammatories that can cross the blood-brain barrier for a neuroprotective effect: Read more...19:30 Resources mentioned:   Special Announcements... Check out where Ben is traveling and speaking on the BGF calendar Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion Aminos -Organifi Red Juice -Seed Daily Synbiotic -Thrive Market Listener Q&A: What To Do About Cold Hands & Feet...28:10 Jason asks: Hey, Ben.  I'm 46 years old and I've got cold hands. They get worse in the winter time, but they're cool in the summer. Probably I'm thinking Raynaud's, but I don't want to claim that. I'm open to any feedback you have on maybe how to make it better, fix - physiology, neurology supplements, testing, breath work, etc. I'm open to all of it. Any help is much appreciated. In my response, I recommend: Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (Mickey Trescott) Cookbook Diet Book Organifi Red Nitro glycerin cream BGF podcast on nitric oxide Prostaglandin Kion Omegas Wim Hof protocol What's The Best Pre-Workout Formula?...38:37 Preston asks:What's up Ben Preston here, long time listener, constant applier of everything you talk about on podcasts and in Boundless. But when it comes right down to it, I'm still wanting to take a scoop of pre-workout (powder) dump it in the mixer, shake it up and go wrap it out with the bros at the gym. So what's the deal with pre-workout powder and how much stimulant should I be intaking on a daily basis. I'm going to the gym every day, but I'm using pre-workout three, four times a week. Love to hear your thoughts. In my response, I recommend:  Podcast 420, in which the following solutions were described: Lucy gum (use code BEN10 to save $10 off the $60 subscription) Zen nasal spray and Zen EO spray by Dr. John Lieurance Lion's Mane L-Theanine Qualia Mind Caffeine-free (use code GREENFIELD2019 to save 15%) B.Powered by Beekeeper's Naturals (use code BEN to save 15%) The Crazy Future Of Medical Biohacking: Skull Resets, Suppositories, Nasal Sprays, Nebulizers, Sound Therapy & More With Dr. John Lieurance. My podcast with Milos Sarcev Milos Sarcev's Pre-Workout Formula (around 30-45 minutes before) 10-15g EAAs 5g Leucine 10g Glutamine 5-10g Creatine depending on the athlete 5g Citrulline 3g Arginine 2-3g Beta-Alanine 2-3g L-carnitine 2-3g electrolyte drink powder (e.g. Thorne Catalyte or a pinch of salt) Kion Creatine Kion Aminos HVMN or KetoneAid exogenous ketones Ben's current favorite for hard workouts: 2 sprays Zen/nostril, 10g Kion Aminos, 5g Kion Creatine, 1 serving HVMN or KetoneAid Vitargo or Glycofuse Thorne Catalytes Should Teens Fast?...46:20 Rama asks: Hey, Ben, my name is Rama. I am 16 years old and I am curious how much fasting and intermittent fasting would you recommend for a teenager like me to avoid or even improve my running performance and also how much is too much exercise for my health. Thank you very much. Love you, Ben. In my response, I recommend: Weston A. Price Diet (e.g. Sally Fallon's book "Nourishing Traditions") Fast Track Study on fasting in adolescents BGF podcast w/ Dan Pompa fasttracktrial.com
River and Terran Greenfield are my twin 12 year old sons. They are unschooled, they are hyper-creative, they can survive in the wilderness with a knife, backpack and wool blanket, they know more kitchen and cooking tricks than most adults (and have an amazing cooking podcast), and they are generally crushing life. So in this very special episode, I put my twin boys in the podcasting hot seat to discuss life, creativity, cooking and healthy eating for kids, fitness, and much more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Best breakfast to crush the day.. 4:40 Fresh-baked sourdough bread w/ jam and butter Eggs and bacon Smoothies made w/ Organifi Florida Cells French restaurant in N. Idaho -How to tell River and Terran apart, especially on audio...6:50 -Books River and Terran like to read.. 8:15 Graphic novels (novel illustrated in comic book style) Wings of Fire Asterisk Graveyard by Neil Gaiman The Hero's Journey by The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler Graphic novels always contain a distinct style in the artwork The Lost Language of Plants (television destroyed dreaming) Almanac of Naval Ravikant -Unschooling and becoming self-directed learners.. 19:04 Essay by Naval Ravikant Ben mentions on the 5 core skills needed for life Reading Writing (long form) Logic and/or computer programming Arithmetic Rhetoric/persuasion The Almanac of Charlie Munger Mathnasium program River and Terran use for their schooling Unschooling allows learning how the world works alongside the subjects being learned (math, logic, etc.) Advantages of AI and robots outweigh the negatives (skills becoming obsolete) Rhetoric game Tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em; then tell 'em; then tell 'em what you told 'em -A typical evening in the Greenfield home.. 35:00 Board/card games Quibbler Web of Spies Telestrations Boggle Scattergories Scrabble BGF podcast w/ James Altucher on game theory -An average day for River and Terran.. 37:35 Feed rabbits, play a game, play piano, workout, shoot bow More scheduled or structured play/learning til 3-5 pm Is life school, or is school life? BGF podcast on unschooling Journal on daily activities St. Andrews College in Moscow, ID Liberal arts studies is a good way to get a well-rounded education -Favorites things River and Terran do for their fitness.. 44:30 Make up own workouts; workouts w/ dad give more motivation Animal Movements by Darrell Edwards Irwin Lecour movement fitness Sandbags, kettlebells Exercise is more than workouts, gyms; movement throughout the day Breathwork: 4 in, 8 out promotes parasympathetic nervous system SOMA breathwork course BGF article on the SOMA course Far better for stress control than pill popping BGF podcast w/ Niraj Naik, the Renegade Pharmacist Fish oil supplement Restore for gut health Glutathione supplement Limit screen time -River and Terran's diet tips.. 50:45 Breakfast: natural eggs and meat Lunch: Sandwiches w/ mom's sourdough bread Wild Planet fish Pickles, lettuce, arugula in the sandwiches Walnuts, raisins for snacks Sesame seed rice crackers Sparkling water Halo stevia drink Mocktails at restaurants Izzy for parties Chai tea and Italian sodas Coconut ice cream for dessert -Is there a perfect diet all humans should follow?.. 54:40 Mediterranean diet seems more agreeable than other diets Eating w/ people, long family dinners Making your own food helps you appreciate it more Easy to overeat from packages vs. food prepared yourself -River and Terran's views on screen time and video games...57:00 They both have an iPod Touch and is for business purposes (podcast) Computer used mostly for school -About the Go Greenfields cooking podcast.. 59:15 Started 4+ years ago Began learning to cook at age of 3 (made mom eggs for Mothers Day) The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferris Eggs are a great starting point for learning to cook Favorite recipes: Paleo doughnuts made w/ Magic Spoon cereal Terran: Soufflé River: Risotto Top baking tip from Terran: Don't overcook; don't rely on looks to determine if it's done Top risotto tip from River: Keep stirring, pay attention constantly Top tip from the chef: Don't add too many seasonings; keep it simple Clean up as you go Pay attention to recipes -Tips on hunting and plant foraging.. 1:09:30 Do it a lot at home to appreciate the diversity in other locales Bow hunting is more natural and dependent on physicality than w/ a rifle -How to care for yourself spiritually.. 1:12:45 First thing in the day: read Bible, journal, express gratitude Sing doxology every Sunday Spiritual Disciplines handbook by Adele Calhoun Abide app Self-examination at the end of each day allows you to reflect on how you did that day -River and Terran's own life purposes.. 1:15:30 "To make the love and joy of God through writing and art" "To use my art to make people feel strong emotions" -River and Terran's take on 2020 w/ COVID-19, lockdowns, masks, etc.. 1:16:35 They enjoy seeing dad more Different reactions w/ kids vs. adults -One thing River and Terran think everyone should know or experience.. 1:19:40 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The GoGreenfields podcast Episode sponsors: -The Kion Fasting Challenge: The Challenge starts January 6th, it's completely FREE to join, and when you do you'll get a bunch of exclusive content including access to a Q&A by yours truly answering all your burning fasting questions. To join just go to getkion.com/fasting-ben -Organifi Green Juice: Now you can get all your healthy superfoods in one glass...with No Shopping, No Blending, No Juicing, and No Cleanup. Get a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: BENG20 -Lucy Nicotine Gum: If you are looking for a cleaner and tastier alternative to other nicotine products, then this product is for you. The gum comes in three flavors - Wintergreen, Cinnamon, and Pomegranate - and the lozenges in cherry ice. To save 20% on any order, just use discount code: BEN 20. -Water and Wellness: The best solution for clean and safe drinking water. Water and Wellness also offers an amazing line of essential water additives such as Quinton Marine plasma which contain over 78 trace minerals and elements from the ocean to help restore your biological-terrain. Get 15% off your order when you use discount code: GREENFIELD Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for River Greenfield, Terran Greenfield or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/gogreenfields and one of us will reply!
I first met Doug Wolkon when I was visiting Kauai and was convinced by big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton to go visit a favorite local farm of his called Kauai Farmacy. I was immediately blown away by the vast array of over 80 varieties of organic healing plants and food orchards... ...along with a team of incredibly knowledgeable herbalists and gardeners; a closed-loop vermiculture feeding system (worm compost farm), honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators; wildfowl; environmentally-compatible farming (water-catchments, permaculture guilds, and more); and medicine-making systems (solar-dehydrators, low-temperature herb-curing, herbal teas, tinctures, hydrosols, salves, honey, capsules, and more). Everything is done by hand at the Farmacy, including brewing homemade fertilizers from the plants they grow. They seed, propagate, plant, hand-harvest, artisanally-craft, and package all the herbal products they grow right on the farm. The fresh and pure nature of the herbs ensures high quality, potent, consistent, and effective plant medicine straight from the source. Since that visit two years ago, if you've been following me on Instagram and elsewhere, you've seen me using ample amounts of Kauai Farmacy powders and tinctures in my recipes, along with products such as their salves and hydrosols for joint and skin health. Rooted in the wisdom of Hawaiian La’au lapa’au, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and the tribal indigenous, the potent herbal plant medicines harvested from the rich, volcanic soil of Kauai just seem to have a very unique and special energy. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Doug pursued a ten-year career in private equity finance in Connecticut. Before moving his family to Hawaii in 2007, Doug published The New Game, an economic theory and strategy for sustainable communities. Doug co-founded Kauai Farmacy in 2010 with his wife Genna, and they currently live there with their three kids. The Farmacy is a seed-to-cup tropical herbal oasis spanning four acres and consisting of what may be the most diverse collection of plant medicine in the western hemisphere. After spending the last 10 years experiencing the power of fresh plant medicine for both himself and his family on a daily basis, Doug thrives on a high-fat, ketogenic, 100% raw-food diet. Doug believes Kauai Farmacy's vertically-integrated herbal medicine model is a budding example of what needs to be the future of a more sustainable, preventative-care-focused healthcare industry. You can click here to shop Kauai Farmacy, and use code GREENFIELD15 to save 15% on any products on their site, including those you'll discover below. During this discussion, you'll discover: -Why cacao is the ultimate superfood...8:45 Cacao Olena Olena is Hawaiian for turmeric Helps with inflammation, metabolism Freshness is key Ingredients are yin and yang with the root family Cacao is more of a fruit than the other ingredients (ginger and Olena) Dark chocolate is a good source of magnesium Cacao pods before they become chocolate are an intense experience Elevates serotonin levels High iron levels Trail mix is coming soon (not on the website yet) -An herbal chew containing moringa...15:45 Buzz Chew produced by Kauai Farmacy Dr. Thomas Cowan's Vegetable Powders Less, but more potent, is the trend in food Integrate these items into the lifestyle Curry Blend by Kauai Farmacy -The fascinating story of Doug's Kauai Farmacy...20:30 High school athlete; went into world of finance Left that world at age 31, overweight, unhealthy lifestyle Became disenchanted with western medicine and lifestyle after traveling the world Saw a need for real education on health and wellness in Western culture Settled in Kauai, began a "healing journey" Began planting and harvesting noni leaves Island of Kauai is unmatched in its beauty and potential for plant medicines Building the immune system is the best defense against disease Blockages between the head and the sacral -How noni leaves heal lower back pain...28:25 Kauai Farmacy has noni leaves in their salves Beeswax Coconut oil Noni Hydrosol (steamed distillation) Alkaloid Xeronine in noni Noni leaves grow wild all over the island of Kauai Cancer tumors are made up of acidic toxins Noni alkalinity chips away at the toxins left in the body from bad food Use caution when using noni at night due to its high circulatory effect in the bloodstream -Techniques for growing a vast array of superfoods with minimal space...36:25 Biodiversity is the key Feed the garden what is grown in the garden Vermiculture (worm composting) Worm poop is the healthiest manure possible Comfrey tea goes in the garden Hand-feed, harvest, cull, craft everything It's very labor-intensive (but that's what this society needs) Trenched farm, feeds into stream due to excessive rain on Kauai Freshness of water, exposure to minerals -Comfrey and its effectiveness in healing joints...43:00 Salve is the most convenient form Root is more potent than the leaf, but the leaf has qualities not found in the root Local beeswax added for additional medicinal benefits Lubrication is a way of "thanking" your body after strenuous exercise or work Cracked heels are a sign of things to come without any intervention Comfrey brings suppleness to the bones and joints Three main benefits of comfrey: stabilizes breath, hydrates, brings restoration -Why Doug's ashwagandha is more potent than others from a libido standpoint...50:30 Endurance Powder Love Potion Tea Farming techniques more in tune with nature produce a more efficacious product than you'll find at the local pharmacy Rhonda Patrick podcast on moringa and broccoli sprouts Moringa is one of the most iron-rich plants in the world You are what your soil eats -Why turmeric needs to be an essential part of your diet...57:30 Soil in Kauai is the best in the world for ginger and turmeric Kauai Farms Turmeric Here's the turmeric root photo Ben mentions Turmeric research: Dietary curcumin could stall the spread of fat-tissue by inhibiting new blood vessel growth Turmeric, the Golden Spice Curcumin: a novel treatment for skin-related disorders Potential Therapeutic Effects of Curcumin, the Anti-inflammatory Agent, Against Neurodegenerative, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Metabolic, Autoimmune and Neoplastic Diseases Pre-administration of turmeric prevents methotrexate-induced liver toxicity and oxidative stress Turmeric extracts containing curcuminoids prevent experimental rheumatoid arthritis Bioactivity of Turmeric-Derived Curcuminoids and Related Metabolites in Breast Cancer Turmeric: Reemerging of a neglected Asian traditional remedy Topical Turmeric Microemulgel in the Management of Plaque Psoriasis; A Clinical Evaluation Effect of Oral Curcuma Gel in Gingivitis Management - A Pilot Study -Doug's unique high-fat, plant-based diet...1:01:15 Coconuts Cacao Macadamia nuts Avocado Fruits and greens during the day (the darker the better) Moringa and spinach (raw) Keep clean and light Eat fatty foods in the evening Avoid processed foods Mashed, pureed, "slipper" foods -How to visit and tour the Kauai Farmacy...1:06:30 -And much more! Resources from this episode: - Doug Wolkon: The New Game Kauai Farmacy (use code GREENFIELD15 to save 15%) Cacao Olena Buzz Chew Curry Blend Noni Hydrosol Comfrey Tea Comfrey Salve Endurance Powder Love Potion Tea Kauai Farms Turmeric - Podcast: Anti-Aging, Homeschooling, Underwater Workouts, Pooping & More With Laird Hamilton & Gabby Reece - Other resources: Dr. Thomas Cowan's Vegetable Powders (use code BEN to save 15%) Macadamia Nuts Rhonda Patrick podcast on moringa and broccoli sprouts Is Moringa as effective as sulforaphane? | Jed Fahey Rhonda Patrick podcast on moringa and broccoli sprouts Turmeric research: Dietary curcumin could stall the spread of fat-tissue by inhibiting new blood vessel growth Turmeric, the Golden Spice Curcumin: a novel treatment for skin-related disorders Potential Therapeutic Effects of Curcumin, the Anti-inflammatory Agent, Against Neurodegenerative, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Metabolic, Autoimmune and Neoplastic Diseases Pre-administration of turmeric prevents methotrexate-induced liver toxicity and oxidative stress Turmeric extracts containing curcuminoids prevent experimental rheumatoid arthritis Bioactivity of Turmeric-Derived Curcuminoids and Related Metabolites in Breast Cancer Turmeric: Reemerging of a neglected Asian traditional remedy Topical Turmeric Microemulgel in the Management of Plaque Psoriasis; A Clinical Evaluation Effect of Oral Curcuma Gel in Gingivitis Management - A Pilot Study Episode sponsors: -Fit Soul by Ben Greenfield: Written in a practical, easy-to-understand way with tips, tricks, strategies, and solutions that are simple to implement within your own life. Discover everything you need to know to care for your soul, attain true spiritual fitness, discover union with God, and find the happiness you have always craved and deserve. -The Kion Fasting Challenge: The Challenge starts January 11th, it's completely FREE to join, and when you do you'll get a bunch of exclusive content including access to Fasting Decoded, your ultimate guide to fasting. To join just click this link. -Joovv: After using the Joovv for close to 2 years, it's the only light therapy device I'd ever recommend. Give it a try: you won't be disappointed. For a limited time, Joovv wants to hook you up with an exclusive discount on your first order. Just apply code BEN to your qualifying order. -Vuori: Activewear and athletic clothing for ultimate performance. Vuori is built to move and sweat in, yet designed with a West Coast aesthetic that transitions effortlessly into everyday life. 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It's time for Part 3 of my monster podcast series with author Joel Greene, in which Joel hops on for an epic solosode to answer all your burning questions, including: How does "The Carnivore Code" affect Crohn's disease? Should you cook beans, or eat them raw? How much gelatin should you eat before bed or in the afternoon? If apple peel is the first way forward, my question is how much apple peel should we aim for? And what's the best color apple? How should we take human milk oligosaccharides (HMO)? Any thoughts on taking pectin powder (like the kind used to make jellies) in order to feed Akkermansia? Can you take apple peels and predigest them like sauerkraut? Is there a clean baby formula or another supplement you can recommend? What are the dangers of MCT oil supplementation?  What’s your opinion of Nuchido Time+ NAD supplements? Do I do the 2 weeks of apple skins, HMO, and phenol powder before I attempt any of the other modules? Do I do the Daisy Cutter protocol right away or wait until later? At what point do I add the other modules in? What is Joel’s one-day B vitamin protocol? What is your source of HMO? Which brand and product? If you missed part 1, in which we discuss rebooting your gut and sparking fat loss using some very unique biohacks and strategies, you can listen to it at "How To Reboot The Gut, Eat Cheesecake Without Gaining Weight, Amplify Any Fasting Protocol & Maximize Fat Loss." You can hear part 2 at "Joel Greene Podcast Part 2: How To Reshape Fat Cells, Enhance Repair During Sleep, Target Your "Circaseptan Rhythms," Build Young Muscle & Get Rid Of Old Muscle." You can also, check out Joel's guest post on my blog entitled "Your Body Fat Is Your Immune System’s Mothership: The Mysterious Relationship Between Fat Cells & Immunity." So, who is Joel Greene, exactly? To put it simply, he's a man who had his 10,000 hours in before I was even born. In the 1970s, he was interval training. In 1979, he was doing Olympic lifts for three hours every night. In the 80s, he began studying MCTs. In 1990, he began studying the keto diet. In the early 90s, he was doing what would be called intermittent fasting today. In the mid 90s, he experienced the rebound from chronic starvation.  In the late 90s, he went through his clean eating phase, his macro phase, and his ancestral diet phase. By 2001, he had his first nutrition website publishing cutting edge research. By 2006, he came to the end of all the above and discovered none of it worked over time and under real-life pressure. In 2007, he authored the first article for the health and fitness community based on the new science linking gut bacteria and obesity. In 2008, his website lookcut.com hit #2 on Google for weight loss—with over 1,000 original groundbreaking articles that today represent many of the most widely copied ideas in nutrition. In 2009, he launched the world's first diet system based on targeting gut bacteria. In 2010, he was implementing signal activation of the AMPK pathway. The gurus only began speaking to AMPK in 2017. By 2013, he had the world's largest body of anecdotal outcomes for body composition targeting the gut bacteria. In 2013, he published the first article to the health and fitness community on the dangers of MCT oil supplementation. Today—at 53, on 1 workout a week, eating whatever, whenever, with no drugs, SARMS, prohormones, or ergogenic aids ever—he is the world leader in hacking the body. He is the real deal. He has done it longer and has always been far ahead. He looks it, he lives it. What the gurus say is impossible, he was living every day before they were gurus. He has hacked peak human… Working out once per week… Eating whatever, whenever… …and does it all on fast food! He is the future of real-world health and nutrition, today. Joel is the creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the world's first commercially available program based on targeting gut communities to effect biomarkers. He is a featured author, speaker, and guest in top tier publications such as Muscle and Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness Digital Magazine, CBS Online, Superhuman Radio, and beyond. His system has also been featured on the Dr. Phil Show, where it has delivered astounding life-changing results. He is the future of real-world health and nutrition—today, and his new book was one of the most nitty-gritty deep dives into “rebooting your body” that I've ever read. The Immunity Code is simply a new paradigm and an entirely new way to think about caring for your body. The new goal is learning to control immunity, health, and aging using new science-based techniques (or hacks, if you will) to steer immunity for health and to slow, or even reverse, aging. ​ This book will change everything you know about your body. Starting with simple easy to-dos that build one on top of the other, you will emerge with a powerful understanding of how your body really works and how to control it over time, in the real world. Simply put, you will jump 10 years ahead of anything else on the shelf today. In this episode, you'll discover: -Crohn's disease and the carnivore diet...7:05 The Carnivore Code podcast about Crohn's disease The Truth About The Carnivore Diet: Everything You Need To Know About Dangers, Benefits, Mistakes & Hacks For Eating Only Meat, With Dr. Paul Saladino. Going purely plant-based may show short-term benefit, but long-term harm What will heal the gut? Oil and gas in the engine: the order in which it is added is essential Structure-function of the gut: Essential foods based on how the gut works Diet that's high in fish and fiber may be the most beneficial High meat and omega 6 fats may increase susceptibility to Crohn's disease Gut and colon exist in a state of extreme oxidative stress (normal for the colon) The colon is where most digestion takes place Butyrate is the primary fuel of colonocytes, the cells lining the colon When you use the saccharolytic pathway to fiber, you get antioxidants and short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) When you use amino acids to make butyrate, you get short SCFAs and ammonia When the right bacteria in place is given fiber, you get: Optimal amounts of butyrate Moderate amounts of propionate and acetate Fatty liver a result of too much acetate Macrophages in the colon are adapted to ignore inflammatory signals like interleukin 1β (IL-1β) Antioxidants maintain this colonic homeostasis When the colon is deprived of antioxidants... Ascorbate levels in the colonic walls go down Inflammatory mediators like tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) is elevated, shutting off butyrate transport (gut can't make use of butyrate) Crohn's disease is characterized by... A loss of butyrate-producing species of bacteria A gain of methane-producing species of bacteria Butyrate is also made from amino acids and other proteins Butyrate from amino acids gives: SCFAs Ammonia Sustained production of ammonia gives cancer-promoting alkylated carbonyls Higher alkalinity in the colon will lead to cancer Fiber and plants are the optimal way to feed the colon Long term production of butyrate from sources other than fiber gives you... A lack of antioxidants Ammonia SCFA imbalances Lower gut is fed by plants Upper gut is fed by animal foods Animal proteins are the best source of amino acids Amino acids with niacin (also abundant in meat) are beneficial for the gut -Diet strategies for improving mental health...17:50 Studies done on mice are limited in their efficacy to treat humans' mental health Changes in gut biome give a bump in energy, but not big differences in mood Reductions in body fat and improvements in metabolism are correlated with improved mood, ameliorating depression Research project headed by Dr. Ryan D'Arcy, a type of "FitBit or Oura Ring for the brain" (wearable for the brain) Maps and measures the impact of various specific indices of cognitive performance such as mood, depression, recall, etc. Measures how changes in the gut biome can affect mood, depression, energy, etc. -Raw beans and toxic lectins...24:00 Cook then cool down beans Not all lectins are toxic; many have large health benefits Chick pea lectins inhibit breast cancer Banana lectins can slow the growth of liver cancer Concanavalin, a legume lectin, kills certain types of cancer in mice and ameliorates diabetes and HIV in humans Human lectins are essential for immunity -How much gelatin to eat after lunch and before bed...25:00 ~100 grams via 5 cal. jello Bedtime intake results in body fat reduction Glycine in the jello tends to sensitize adiponectin and helps improve insulin sensitivity During the day, it helps with hunger pangs while dieting strictly -How much, and what color apple peels are the best?...25:45 Red apples due to color pigments Not an exact science on the amounts due to individual tolerances Start small, titrate your dose up due to your own tolerance Strains of bacteria in the gut will affect the best intake -Should we take human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) powder dry, or in a smoothie...26:45 A smoothie with the HMO powder, apple peel, and red phenols mixed with whey protein is the easy way... BEN, WOULD ORGANIFI RED BE A GOOD OPTION FOR RED PHENOL POWDER? THE AMAZON RESULTS CURRENTLY LINKED GIVE SOME PRETTY VARIED OPTIONS. -Citrus pectin and feeding Akkermansia bacteria...27:20 Citrus pectin is similar to apple peel in terms of polysaccharides; don't absorb very well in the gut unless heated Does not really feed Akkermansia What citrus pectins do is prevent cancer -Can you take apple peels and pre-digest them like sauerkraut?..28:10 Fermentation is what makes bacteria; the idea is to make bacteria in the gut -A clean baby formula Joel recommends...28:35 There are a lot of HMO products in the market right now and more coming out soon -What are the dangers of MCT oil supplementation? Should we be "gluten scared"?...29:25 Dangers of MCT oil (2013) -NAD supplements and inflammation...30:20 Nuchido Time+ NAD supplement -How to introduce Joel's apple peel protocol into your diet...31:20 Not done all the time but have to do periodically (done whenever needed) Immune-related and immune-centric issues in the gut are targeted -Should you start the two-day core eating right away?...32:30 Two-day core eating is meant to solve declining bifidobacteria with age, ageing in general, sleep disruption, etc. -Should one begin the daisy-cutter protocol right away, and how often should you do it?...33:30 It's not for the faint of heart; only do it if you're prepared physically and mentally Once a year max -When to do Joel's B vitamin protocol...35:00 It is kind of a test that you do when you feel you need energy -Does NAD increase inflammation?...35:55 Immune cell metabolism is the underlying issue -Joel's preferred source of HMO...37:30 Baby formula does the job -Questions from Raja at Seed Probiotics about research Joel cited in previous podcasts...38:10 What is the primary fuel source of colonocytes? Google search: Primary fuel source colonocytes The primary fuel source of colonocytes is butyrate, but can use glucose and glutamine In the intestines, glutamine is the main fuel source of the enterocytes Butyrate levels in the colon are more important than glutamine Akkermansia levels in lean vs. obese people; men vs. women Japanese herb Kampo Insufficient human evidence for polyphenols stimulating Akkermansia How cold exposure affects Akkermansia Google search: Cold exposure Akkermansia PubMed  Prebiotics blunt the effects of TNFα Resources from this episode: - Joel Greene: The Immunity Code: The New Paradigm for Real Health & Radical Anti-Aging VEEP Nutrition LookCut Podcasts and articles: Joel Greene Podcast Part 1: How To Reboot The Gut, Eat Cheesecake Without Gaining Weight, Amplify Any Fasting Protocol & Maximize Fat Loss. Joel Greene Podcast Part 2: How To Reshape Fat Cells, Enhance Repair During Sleep, Target Your "Circaseptan Rhythms," Build Young Muscle & Get Rid Of Old Muscle. Your Body Fat Is Your Immune System’s Mothership: The Mysterious Relationship Between Fat Cells & Immunity. - Other resources: HMO Powder Red Phenols Whey Protein Glycine Niacin Essential Amino Acids Nuchido Time+ NAD The Carnivore Code podcast about Crohn's disease Dr. Ryan D'Arcy Wearable for the brain developed by Dr. Ryan D'Arcy Dangers of MCT oil Episode sponsors: -Ben Greenfield's Coaching Program: Ben and his team of trained coaches offer a variety of coaching packages and plans for individuals all over the world to optimize their health, longevity, and performance. 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Receive a 15% discount off your order when you go to paleovalley.com/ben Listener Q&A: Is Nut Oil & Fish Oil Oxidized, Rancid Or Bad For You?...25:22 Grace from Australia asks: I've been hearing a lot about the dangers of polyunsaturated fats lately, particularly in regards to how they oxidize easily, which could create cellular damage. Does this mean I should avoid regular consumption of nuts and fatty fish? I know that in nuts, the antioxidant properties of vitamin E could offset this oxidative damage, but vitamin E is also susceptible to light and heat. In my response, I recommend: Cate Shanahan's books: Deep Nutrition The Fat Fix Kion Omega Ben's article: A Deep “Dive” Into The Fascinating World Of Fish Oil, The Right Fat Ratios In Your Diet, Plant Vs. Animal Based Oils & The Exact Fish Oil Ben Greenfield Uses Every Day. (Re: when Ben mentions peroxidation vs. oxidation) Profiling of Omega-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Their Oxidized Products in Salmon after Different Cooking Methods Joule Sous Vide wand Study: Identification of Vitamin D3 Oxidation Products Using High-Resolution and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Study: Oxidative Destruction of Vitamin D Thorne Vitamin D/K liquid Q&A 420 Q&A 421 BGF podcast on Omegas w/ Bill and Katherine Harris Refrigerate your olive oil to separate linoleic acid Cronometer Can You Get Benefits From Sunlight In The Winter?...41:00 Taylor asks: I wanted to start by saying your podcast is absolutely incredible and it has changed the way that I view health and longevity. My question for you today is regarding sunlight. I live in the Midwest and typically in late October is when the UVB starts to decline. However, I was wondering if there is still benefit to getting out in the light, even without a shirt on. I know that sounds crazy in the winter months, but please let me know what your thoughts are on this, and thank you so much. In my response, I recommend:  D-Minder app Sperti Vitamin D Lamp Study: Benefits of Sunlight: A Bright Spot for Human Health Study: Biological Effects of Sunlight, Ultraviolet Radiation, Visible Light, Infrared Radiation and Vitamin D for Health Study: Is Sunlight Exposure Enough to Avoid Wintertime Vitamin D Deficiency in United Kingdom Population Groups? 14 Ways To Find Balance In Your Life...50:35 Jake asks: Hey, Ben, my name is Jake and I was just wondering how you find balance. I personally struggle trying to find balance in my financial, physical, mental, and spiritual health. How do you find the time? Thanks. In my response, I recommend: Eat the frog first, whatever that is for you Create, not consume while using screens YouTube to mp3 converter app All push notifications OFF Kegel camp app Only one major meal per day Batch cooking PowerXL Pressure Cooker Good Crockpot Joule Sous Vide Wand Traeger Grill Split the day in two with a nap NUCalm (w/ th 30 minute reboot function) Walk a LOT (and listen to audiobooks, podcasts, etc. while walking) Always be reading/learning (Kindle WhisperSync) Evernote synced across all devices (e.g. as outlined here) - use a simple text file to capture, organize, and ultimately clarify all relevant information during administrative blocks — leaving your brain free to execute. Ruthlessly outsource Calendar every Sunday evening (Google cal or Busy cal) Be in touch with God at all times Book: Practicing His Presence Accept seasons in life of harder work (e.g. 16-18 hour work days) Work hard, rest hard (e.g. Sabbath) Recommended Books: Art of Less Doing  4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss Time Rich  Deep Work by Cal Newport
My two guests on today's show flew to my home in Spokane to train me and my wife Jessa in some very special forms of breath work training that they specialize in, particularly for couples and tantric sex, but also for trauma, emotional release and much more. Stefanos Sifandos describes himself as a relational alchemist, international speaker, and author who facilitates transformational growth through neuro-empowerment practices, an integration of spiritual praxis, and western psychology to improve, evolve, and enhance the quality of relationships. By integrating the best of Eastern and Western methodologies and philosophies, and using integrative techniques methods, Stefanos has created programs and systems to enhance the quality of your life, your relationship, and, in essence, bring them closer to their potential. Christine Hassler is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, master coach, and podcast host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest potential. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about, but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. Her thirst for personal development continued as she dived into self-help books, attended seminars and retreats, got trained in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and eventually pursued her master’s degree in spiritual psychology with an emphasis in consciousness, health, and healing from the University of Santa Monica. As a student (and eventually, faculty member), Christine found that the principles she learned at the USM were foundational to her life and work. In 2005, she wrote her first book 20 Something 20 Everything, and then the 20 Something Manifesto in 2008. Her latest best-selling book, Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself from Your Past, Change Your Present and Get What You Really Want, is the guidebook for how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral, and spiritual levels. The breath work course we discuss in detail in the show is their Breathwork and Meditation Series (use code BEN to save $30). During this discussion, you'll discover: -What a "relational alchemist" is...08:15 Moving from an undesirable place in a relationship to what you love What's not giving us clarity is a sense of unresolved pain, trauma, fear First build safety, rapport, trust between Stefanos and his clients -The role of breathwork in Stefanos' practice...10:15 Recommended by a friend during a turbulent personal time Similar to Holotropic breathwork Transcended analytical elements of the mind Breathwork complemented psychedelics Stefanos had used Magic Chocolate, Holotropic Breathwork, Grounding, Earthing, Vortexes, Crystals & More With Shamangelic Healer Anahata Ananda. SOMA Breathwork protocol Breathwork allows the user more control than things like psychedelics Stanislav Grof Not as much "rebuilding" is needed as is the case with psychedelics -How Christine became a life coach...15:55 Began life coaching in 2004 Blend coaching with psychology Identify the emotional root cause of an issue "I've been my own best client" Left successful career in Hollywood Masked insecurity by being an overachiever Wrote first book 20 Something 20 Everything shortly after becoming a life coach Grain Brain by David Perlmutter Labels create limitations -How Christine and Stefanos met...23:00 Both were tired of uncommitted relationships prior to meeting Nice to have the emotional intimacy prior to meeting physically Article: The 36 Questions That Lead to Love -The protocols Stefanos and Christine did with Ben and Jessa this past August...31:45 A few of the questions: "When I look at you, I see..." "When you look at me, I think you see..." (perception checking) "When you look at me, I want you to see..." (how we want to be perceived) "When I feel most angry, sad, etc." Get the intimacy back in the relationship before talking about issues Create safety so the other feels "seen" Empathy through stillness -The science behind breathwork that connects couples...38:00 Voluntary hyperventilation (alters brain chemistry) Shared experience, sensory overload, brings about camaraderie together Breathing does not alter the oxygenation of the blood Regulating CO2, the main driver of respiration Voluntary hyperventilation blow down CO2 levels Respiratory alkalosis Enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness Access unconscious parts of the self you can't ordinarily access via breath technique Unconscious memories that precede the relationship come to the forefront -How the body resists anticipated change from breathwork or therapy...47:15 The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van der Kolk Ben became very sick during Stefanos' and Christine's visit We store experiences in the body; pattern-recognizing machine Resistance vs. releasing -Enhancing lovemaking with the tantric approach...52:05 Recapture the Rapture: Biohacking Sex, Tantric Breathwork, Plant Medicines For Orgasmic Enhancement & Much More! With Jamie Wheal The Multiorgasmic Male by Mantak Chia Tantra - Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion by Hugh Urban Tantra is far more than a sexual position Synchronizing intention accessed via breath Busyness creates a barrier to intimacy Intentional practice of connection keeps a family together Energetic connection leads to sex on a multi-dimensional level, beyond physical and emotional Infidelity comes from boredom in a relationship (same-sex marriage) Kundalini is at the root of tantra, begins in the sacrum (in the pelvis) Stefanos and Christine's Breathwork and Meditation Series (use code BEN to save $30) -How Christine got off antidepressants...1:03:00 Diet: No gluten, alcohol, sugar Depression is oftentimes suppression and repression Emotional release work vs. catharsis Temper tantrum: Children self-soothe if you let them alone Intuition was muted while on anti-depressants (her biggest asset as a life coach) Not wise to quit meds cold turkey Article: Dark Side of Antidepressants by Chris Kresser Christine's podcast on the Joe Rogan show Anxiety, anger, etc. are the body's alarm system (which we can miss with medication) Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky Primal sounding (screaming, guttural sounds) -Rules for getting to the other side of arguments and disagreements...1:14:45 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Stefanos' and Christine's Breathwork and Meditation Series (use code BEN to save $30). Stefanos Sifandos Instagram Christine Hassler Christine's podcast Over It and On With It Instagram Twitter Books: Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life 20 Something Manifesto: Quarter-Lifers Speak Out About Who They Are, What They Want, and How to Get It 20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman's Guide to Balance and Direction Christine on the Joe Rogan show - Podcasts: Magic Chocolate, Holotropic Breathwork, Grounding, Earthing, Vortexes, Crystals & More With Shamangelic Healer Anahata Ananda. Recapture the Rapture: Biohacking Sex, Tantric Breathwork, Plant Medicines For Orgasmic Enhancement & Much More! With Jamie Wheal - Books and articles: Grain Brain by David Perlmutter The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van der Kolk Tantra - Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion by Hugh Urban The Multiorgasmic Male by Mantak Chia Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky Is Gluten Killing Your Brain? by Chris Kresser The 36 Questions That Lead to Love Negative Effects of Antidepressants: Is There a Dark Side? by Chris Kresser - Other resources: SOMA Breathwork Protocol Stanislav Grof Episode sponsors: -Fit Soul: Get Ben Greenfield's newest book for FREE. 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bengreenfieldfitness.com/shadeofgreen Let's face it: Christians don't seem to be very good environmentalists. We have been shockingly bad at using our Bibles and our brains when it comes to conservation and the environment. Unhinged environmentalism is not the answer, but neither are ignorance and apathy. It's time for something different, and my guest on today's podcast - Dr. Gordon Wilson - feels that Christian responsibility for the natural world goes back to the very beginning, when God commanded us to "fill the earth and subdue it." This so-called "Dominion Mandate" is an authoritative alternative to both environmental activists and to those who think "conservation" is a word progressives made up. So what does "dominion" mean for us, living in a world of constant reports about impending global meltdown; of oils spills, pollution, and strip-mining; of extinction threats both real and imagined? Gordon and his new book A Different Shade of Green: A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the Dominion Mandate contains a compelling Christian approach to biodiversity, conservation and other environmental issues, offering solutions and correcting errors while teaching us how to give thanks for and rule over all of creation. Dr. Wilson is currently a Senior Fellow of Natural History at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. Before coming to NSA he was a faculty member at Liberty University from 1991 2003.  He has also taught on a part-time basis at the University of Idaho and Lynchburg College. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University in 2003, and also earned his M.S. in Entomology (1989) and B.S. in Education/Biology (1984) at the University of Idaho. He has published his dissertation research on the reproductive ecology of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina Carolina) in Southeastern Naturalist and The Herpetological Bulletin. He regularly writes popular natural history articles for Answers Magazine and has recently published a biology textbook called The Riot and the Dance: Earth. He is also the narrator of a two part nature documentary series called by the same name. During this discussion, you'll discover: Opening remarks from Ben -How we've lost our perception of the intelligence of plants...10:00 The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner Christianity began process of removing sacred intelligence of all life after the fall of the Roman Empire "Dominion mandate" Nature is created by God for people; views creation as a mere resource rather than part of the creation Protestantism reduced sacredness to only Jesus Eastern Orthodox Christianity Movement within Christianity to renew an understanding of the sacred elements of the planet Human inventions has limitations: design flaws, human biases, etc. Reductionism: we examine systems by taking them apart This is not sufficient to fully understand the planet -Biophilia, and perceiving all of nature with the emotional bond we have with family and pets...14:30 The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner Loss of biophilia aggravated by: Not growing up in nature leads to a lack of appreciation for it The idea that Earth and nature is not "alive" Public school curriculum by and large have this loss of biophilia Earth in Mind by David Orr Television has deleteriously affected imagination, creativity, storytelling, dreaming Television is to dreaming what junk food is to real food We've lost our connection to the sacredness of the universe with the advent of modern media and technology Two barriers to our understanding of our environment: Indoor television (video games to a lesser extent) Reductionistic scientism in a public school scenario Indigenous peoples will say their understanding of plants and plant medicine came from the plants themselves Ayahuasca supposedly revealed to people by the plants themselves Christians and scientists should spend more time in nature and perceive the sacred intelligence in plants Interview with Gordon Wilson -Life as a biologist and a Christian...35:25 Being a creationist is tantamount to being a heretic in the biology field at large (evolution is the cardinal doctrine) Wanted to learn the theory of evolution the way it was taught to prove he knew what they believed This approach more or less assuaged any animosity that may have existed between himself and his peers, superiors, etc. University deans and what not feared losing federal funding because a creationist is merely speaking, even if it's not his own views In Six Days by John Ashton Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur were notable biologists who held to the creationist theory of the world -The pressing need Gordon saw in writing his book...43:15 Two contrarian views within the Christian community: Use of resources with little concern for the future Being influenced by environmentalist propaganda, governmental overreach, etc. Understanding God's "mind" in creating the world, life on it, etc. What is the Christian's proper use of creation within that context Humans as "image bearers" are tasked with preserving and enhancing the environment Gordon wanted the book to be readable and enjoyable for all -The "dominion mandate": What it is and what it has to do with environmentalism...47:00 Genesis 1:28 "God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'" You can't have dominion over things that don't exist It's not for us to choose which creatures are useful and which are not "Rule" over creatures is not a tyranny Christ the head of the church, to present the church as a spotless bride; the church is to be beautified by his headship Dominion can be beautiful or bad, depending on the mindset of the one to whom authority is given Parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14~30) -Common stereotypes among Christians when it comes to the environment...54:05 Anti-Green Andy: the environment is there for the taking, little concern for the future Apathetic April: Goes to church, gives zero purposeful thought to the environment at all Pre-Mil Pete: Christ is coming any day, so we shouldn't concern ourselves with the state of the planet; evangelize, evangelize, evangelize Green Greta: Loves the environment, but has drunk the secular, progressive Kool-Aid -The ideal "stereotype" of an environmentally-conscious Christian...59:45 William Wilberforce founded the first animal rights organization in England Work within your own sphere of influence Gordon's book is not a "how-to" guide, but an instruction in principles Guiding principles: Love God, Love thy neighbor (The Golden Rule) Proverbs 12:10 "A righteous man has regard for his beast." Animals should not suffer because we're lazy Make your home beautiful with plants If it's ugly, don't do it, even if it doesn't cause a huge tragedy Not polluting the air Comply with regulations because it's right, not simply to be in compliance Working at turning around the Titanic Government mandates may not be necessary if more people take a conscious mindset toward the environment -How fossil fuels have been unnecessarily demonized...1:09:05 More an indictment on "green" or "alternative" energy CO2 is not an "evil gas" There are healthy and unhealthy emissions Alternative energies are prohibitively expensive, but made affordable because of government subsidies Nuclear energy has received a similarly bad rap A Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All by Michael Shellenberger -Concerns over the ability to feed a growing world population...1:14:53 Alarmist projections have not come to pass Humans do not behave like animals (caring capacity); we're innovators Some parts of the world are encouraging younger people to have more children What A Christian-Libertarian-Environmentalist-Capitalist-Lunatic-Farmer Can Teach You About How To Eat, How To Shop & How To Think About The Way We Farm & Feed The World with Joel Salatin Regenerative farming is key to sustainability in the food supply Can't expect all problems to be solved overnight -Practical and moral ways to affect lasting change in the environment...1:23:00 "Christian conservationist" rather than an "environmentalist" Easy to become self-righteous by having certain practices that promote the environment Encourage innovation among the producers, versus guilting the consumer The solution to environmental problems is the solution to sin Pollution and the Death of Man by Francis Schaeffer The Riot and the Dance: Foundational Biology textbook by Dr. Gordon Wilson -And much more... Resources from this episode: - Dr. Gordon Wilson: A Different Shade of Green: A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the Dominion Mandate by Gordon Wilson The Riot and the Dance: Foundational Biology textbook by Dr. Gordon Wilson The Riot and the Dance: Earth - Podcasts: What A Christian-Libertarian-Environmentalist-Capitalist-Lunatic-Farmer Can Teach You About How To Eat, How To Shop & How To Think About The Way We Farm & Feed The World with Joel Salatin Why Your Pursuit Of A Better Body & The Perfect Diet Is Never Going To Make You Happy, How Christians Should Make Food Choices, The Ultimate Source Of Joy & Much More with Doug Wilson. - Other resources: The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner Earth in Mind by David Orr In Six Days by John Ashton A Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All by Michael Shellenberger Pollution and the Death of Man by Francis Schaeffer Regenerative Agriculture Episode sponsors: -Fit Soul -The Ben Greenfield coaching program -Kion Bovine Colostrum -Beekeeper's Naturals -Four Sigmatic -Thrive Market Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Gordon Wilson or me? 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Ever wonder how hot your sauna should be? The benefits of dry vs. infrared? Things you can use to heat up the body or enhance detoxification more during the use of heat? How about how cold a cold shower or cold bath should be? What kind of hacks increase fat loss in response to cold thermogenesis? Does cryotherapy really "blunt the effects of exercise"?     In this extremely comprehensive overview of all things heat, hyperthermia, sauna, cold, cryotherapy and cold thermogenesis, Ben gives you everything you need to know to enhance performance, cognition, fat loss, cellular resilience, detoxification, anti-aging and much, much more. You can consider this podcast to be your ultimate resource on all things hot and cold.     In this special "solosode" from Ben, you'll discover: -Ben's longstanding interest in biomechanics...6:25   -Ben's sadistic foray into hyperthermia...10:40   -The endurance benefits of heat...15:15   -Muscular benefits of heat...19:00   -Longevity benefits of heat...26:45   -How heat (or leaving heat) promotes brain health...27:35     -Tips and tricks to enhance your sauna experience...35:25   -How cold affects the brain...43:00   -Inflammation and immune system benefits of cold...49:50   -The effects of cold on aging...53:15   -Cold's effects on fat loss...54:20   -Performance and recovery...58:25   -Tips and tricks to enhance cold thermogenesis...1:03:45     Episode sponsors: -Kion Colostrum: With winter in full-swing and the gut-busting holidays approaching, it's a great time to start taking colostrum as insurance. You can get Kion Colostrum and save 20% off your first order with code BGF20 -JOOVV: After using the Joovv for close to 2 years, it's the only light therapy device I'd ever recommend. Give it a try: you won't be disappointed. For a limited time, Joovv wants to hook you up with an exclusive discount on your first order. Just apply code BEN to your qualifying order. -Water and Wellness: The best solution for clean and safe drinking water. Water and Wellness also offers an amazing line of essential water additives such as Quinton Marine plasma which contain over 78 trace minerals and elements from the ocean to help restore your biological-terrain. Get 15% off your order when you use discount code: GREENFIELD -Butcher Box: Bacon for life is back! Butcher Box delivers healthy 100% grass-fed and finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door on a monthly basis. All their products are humanely raised and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones. Bacon for life is back! Got a question for me about what I discussed in this episode? Leave a comment at bengreenfieldfitness.com/hotandcold and I'll reply!
Drs. Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin are multi-time repeat podcast guests on my show, and the lead physicians at Wild Health, with locations and physicians spread all across the United States. I first interviewed these guys in the episode "How To Use Precision Medicine To Enhance Athletic Performance, Defy Aging, Balance Hormones, Fix The Heart & Much More." then again in "Why Your DNA Is Worthless (& What You Need To Focus On Instead)", and finally, a few months ago, in the episode "Biohacking Your Brain With Precision Medicine, Genomics, Psychedelics, Advanced Nutritional Strategies & Much More!". In this episode, they're back to reveal a brand new, impressively comprehensive biomarkers test that they've had a team of MDs, PHDs, data scientists, and software developers working on for over a year. It takes into account genetics, epigenome, microbiome, environment and more, and they call it "Wild Health Clarity". Dr. Matt Dawson is a precision medicine physician in Lexington, KY, co-host of the Wild Health Podcast, and has been obsessed with performance optimization as long as he can remember. He received scholarships to play two sports in college even with “minimal talent” because of his voracious reading and implementation of any fitness or nutritional techniques that would give him an edge. Dr. Dawson continued that obsession in medical school, and as a physician, he has won national awards for education, innovation, and leadership. He has lectured in over 20 countries and trained thousands of other physicians through live lectures, online education, two textbooks, and an educational app. Dr. Dawson combines his training in genomics and functional medicine to give personalized, precise medical guidance. His obsession with performance optimization has morphed from, initially athletic, to now mental performance and longevity. Whether you're a professional athlete or a grandparent optimizing your mental clarity and mobility to keep up with your grandkids, Dr. Dawson is passionate about helping you perform at your absolute peak. Dr. Mike Mallin is a physician in Bend, OR who is obsessed with health performance and precision medicine and is co-founder of the Wild Health Podcast. He completed medical school in South Carolina and trained in emergency medicine in Salt Lake City, UT, where he competed in several ultramarathons and found his love for the mountains and performance. Mike currently practices in Bend, OR, and Lexington, KY in his precision medicine clinics. He is also co-founder of the Ultrasound Podcast, an educational podcast that has taught thousands of physicians all over the world how to use ultrasound. [pdf-embedder url="/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Updated-WH_PersonalizedHealthReport_Ben_Greenfield_20201110-1.pdf" title="Personalized Health Report Ben Greenfield 20201110"] During this discussion, you'll discover: -Why Matt and Mike's report is different from all the other reports out there...09:45 Obsessed with precision medicine SNP's give incomplete genetic info Multiomics (blood biomarkers, microbiome data) is difficult to quantify thoroughly One single report to optimize health and maximize health span -How the report is utilized from doctor to patient...14:30 Overall assessment (tree of life) Begin with an overall objective score (out of 100) Get the number, then discuss how to raise the score Epigenetic age Chronic disease risk calculator Longevity genes (The following notes are the review of Ben's report) -Sleep and circadian genetics...18:25 The only thing in Ben's report that could be improved was sleep Oura Ring data is used as a reference Deep, REM, total amount of sleep were slightly lacking An afternoon nap or meditation session may help alleviate sleep issues How do you feel when you wake up; do you use an alarm to wake up Certain gene SNP's affect circadian rhythm Examine multiple SNP's simultaneously Resting heart rate elevation during first half of the night indicates eating too late -Diet and nutrition...27:00 Begin with macronutrients: carbs, fat, saturated fat, protein; proceed to micronutrients Carb intolerance score is primarily from genetics Gives an idea of what the body is best for converting into energy Higher LDL increases risk of CV disease (but take data into context) The report isn't meant to stand on its own; it's a reference point to practice precision medicine Begin with general recommendations to account for conflicts in the report due to multiple labs giving data Recommendations are editable by the physician -Methylation...40:35 Choline risk score Folate risk score TMAO Ben's highest risk associated with choline Higher levels of liver enzymes (relic of intense training from years past) Experiment with variables to take out the guesswork The Best Way To Test How Healthy Your Heart Is: Ben Greenfield Undergoes A Complete Advanced Cardiac Evaluation & Reports The Surprising Results! with Dr. Ram Dandillaya -Vitamins and micronutrients...46:20 Ben's zinc levels are lower (genetically predisposition for it) Black Ant powder Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) Food examples to increase elements such as collagen -Balancing gut reactions vs. genetic pathways to superfoods...49:45 What do you like? What have you tried in the past Very few set in stone guidelines; lots of room for experimentation Know how to pursue a particular diet like the carnivore diet -Exercise and recovery...52:10 Most important factors: genetics and preferences DNAfit test Plan is for a beginner looking for where to start; make recommendations on existing plans for established athletes Sex hormone binding globulin tends to be high in active individuals eating a high fat, low carb diet DUTCH test -Neural behavioral...1:00:15 FAAH gene determines how you use CBD BDNF: take lion's mane, sauna (use code BENGREENFIELD to save $500) Tips and tricks to "hack" neurological function -Microbiome...1:01:55 Viome test results added to the WH results (use code GREENFIELD to save 5%) Diversity is high; inflammation is low (ideal scenario) Berberine can help with proteobacteria Onegevity Probiotics are difficult to change gut bacteria Lifestyle and diet are important -Cardiovascular disease...1:06:40 Two risk scores: Mesa Genetic CV risk score -Longevity...1:10:05 Telomere lengths Ben's epigenetic age Biological vs. chronological age Proceed with caution when it comes to prescriptions and medications Telomere data is shaky -How to take the Wild Health Clarity report...1:14:20 -And much more! Resources from this episode: 10% discount to be a patient at Wildhealth.com with the code BEN. 10% discount to be a fellow at wildhealthfellowship.com with the code BEN. 10% discount to attend our course that Ben will attend at wildhealthsummit.com with the code BEN. Episode sponsors: -Kion Colostrum: With winter in full-swing and the gut-busting holidays approaching, it's a great time to start taking colostrum as insurance. You can get Kion Colostrum and save 20% off your first order with code BGF20 -Organifi Gold: A new take on an ancient secret: Pain-soothing herbs, incredible antioxidants, and phytonutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk” nighttime tea! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: BENG20. -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks: 100% grass-fed AND grass-finished. Keto friendly and higher levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. 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News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Microdosing alert. New research on mood and cognition performance benefits of a 5-20mcg microdose of LSD...04:00 Yay for coffee! New research shows one cup a day associated with a 12% lower mortality risk, and two or more cups with a 41% reduction compared with those who drink no coffe...08:48 Concerned about arsenic in brown rice? Here’s a hack...10:52 Well, I guess I won't be drinking Pellegrino anymore: Read about it...13:52 Listener Q&A: Can You Get Vitamin D From Mushrooms?...30:20     How To Train & Recover In Your Car...37:20     How Many Omega 6 Fatty Acids Do You Need?...47:08
In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers.     My guest on today's podcast, science writer and author of the new book Good to Go is named Christie Aschwanden. In her book and on our podcast, she takes you on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady’s infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles’ pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps’s “cupping” ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas.     At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Christie seeks answers to the fundamental question: do any of these things actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance? Christie is an Ideas columnist at Wired, and writes the Test Gym column at Elemental. She is the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She’s also been a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for Bicycling. Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports, New Scientist, More, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Scientific American, Science News, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine.     She’s the recipient of a 2014/2015 Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship In Complexity Science and was a 2013/2014 Carter Center Fellow. Christie received a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in 2007 to travel to Vietnam and report on the legacy of Agent Orange. Her television report on Agent Orange, created in collaboration with producer George Lerner, appeared on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria in June 2007. Her New York Times article about an Agent Orange remediation project in Vietnam’s central highlands was awarded the 2008 Arlene Award for articles that make a difference.     Christie was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011. Other honors she’s received include a Best Article Award (2005) and Outstanding Essay Award (2007) from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, an honorable mention for print journalism from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (2007), the National Association of Science Writers’ 2013 Science in Society Award for Commentary/ Opinion, a Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Magazine Journalism from the Society for Professional Journalists in 2015, and a AAAS/Kavli Science Journalism Award and an Information is Beautiful Award in 2016.   She has twice been a finalist for the NIHCM Foundation Health Care Digital Media Award (in 2016 and 2017), and GOOD TO GO was a finalist for the 2020 Colorado Book Award. A frequent speaker at writer’s workshops and journalism conferences, Christie is the founder of the Creative Convergence freelance writing workshops, which she developed with funding from the National Association of Science Writers. She has taught at the Santa Fe ScienceWriting Workshop, the Boulder Magazine Writer’s Conference, the Telluride Writer’s Guild and at the Northern California Science Writers Association professional workshop series. More information about Christie’s speaking engagements here.     A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad. She lives with her husband and numerous animals on a small winery and farm in western Colorado. (Read more about how she found her place in this Oprah Magazine essay.) In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, bicycling, skiing, reading novels, digging in the garden and raising heritage poultry. Christie blogs about science at Last Word On Nothing. Find her on Twitter @CragCrest. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How a beer study jumpstarted Christie's book...05:55   -Why tests on human physiology need to be viewed with a grain of salt...18:20   -Why studies of sports drinks are oftentimes problematic...28:25   -Why cold therapy actually hinders recovery...37:30   -The importance of placebos for recovery...47:25   -Expensive sports bars vs. utilizing wisdom in the food we eat...55:20   -Whether or not massage actually assists with recovery...1:03:20   -The most potent (and overlooked) recovery tool known to science...1:06:35 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Omega -Organifi Glow -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Clearlight Saunas Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Christine or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/goodtogo and one of us will reply!
My guest on today's show is a man I met in India and immediately became intrigued with when he sat down to dinner with me and a friend, and began to delve into unlocking flow states in athletes through breath work. It turns out he had over two decades of experience in coaching professional athletes towards not only cultivating a winning mindset, but also customizing their training loads to their biomechanics and physiology, then optimizing body, mind, relationship and personal environment to skyrocket the careers of the Indian professional teams and athletes he was working with. His name is Shayamal Vallabhjee, and he describes his new book Breathe, Believe, Balance: A Guide to Self-discovery and Healing  as an "out-of-the-box approach" to performance enhancement. It is one part memoir and one part guide to self-discovery - an intimate account of the lessons Shayamal learned while growing up during South Africa's apartheid era, from living the life of a monk and traveling the globe with professional athletes. Using his knowledge and experience from the worlds of science, spirituality, and psychology, in this book, he takes you through this introspective and self-healing journey. From understanding the importance of self-love to decoding the science of healthy relationships; from learning to be emotionally present in every conversation to engineering your environment for success, Breathe, Believe, Balance helps you take a deeper look at your life. Offering a scientific analysis of the human psyche and packed with useful questionnaires, his book is your guide to self-transformation and personal mastery. Shayamal is a South African born Sports Scientist, Psychologist and High Performance Coach. He hold two masters degrees in Clinical and Organizational Psychology. He grew up in apartheid South Africa, where his dream of wanting to play sports for the country faced an insurmountable opponent in institutionalized segregation. Not quite ready to quit sport, he studied Sports & Exercise Science. After returning from the Cricket World Cup in 2003 (Technical Analyst of Indian Cricket Team), he realized that irrespective of one’s academic qualifications and experience, racism was going to be a barrier to growth for people of color. To escape the pain of discrimination, he lived a monastic life for just under four years at the Hare Krsna Temple in South Africa. During that time, he discovered the close parallels between modern psychology and ancient vedic philosophy. Shayamal has since studied the various spiritual philosophies and worked to bridge the gap between spirituality and psychology in an attempt to guide his clients - the worlds best athletes and CEOs. Shayamal is a 4x TEDx speaker, a recipient of the INK Fellowship, the Australia India Youth Fellowship, Men’s Health Trainer of the Year, and Wellness Guru of the Year 2019. He serves on the Global Advisory Board of Herbalife Nutrition, Adidas Running and the UK Risk Management Forum. He has authored four book on Sports Science and Motivation and lectured at academic institutes globally for more than a decade. As a motivational speaker, Shayamal has delivered more than 350 keynotes addresses. Shayamal has served as a consultant to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa , Kenyan Athletics Team, Indian Olympic Association, United Nations Youth Forums, and on the peer review board of numerous academic scientific journals.  He has been a High Performance Coach or Sports Scientist to the South Africa High Performance and Women’s Cricket Team, 2003 Indian World Cup Cricket Team, South Africa Davis Cup Team, Indian Davis Cup Team, Kings XI Punjab (IPL), Bengaluru FC (3 x Winners of Premier League in India), Jaipur Pink Panthers (Inaugural Kabaddi Champions), St Lucia Stars (Carribean Premier League). He has been the Sports Scientist with the Indian Contingent at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, London 2012 Olympics, Delhi Commonwealth Games, and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. He has worked on the ATP Tennis Tour for six years with individuals like Mahesh Bhupathi (12 x Grand Slam Champion), Sania Mirza (6 x GS), Max Mirnyi (10 x GS), Gael Monfils, Marin Cilic (US Open Winner), and more. In 2012, he founded the HEAL Institute - Mumbai’s first Sports Science and Rehab practice. He exited the business in 2018 after it was acquired by Centrum Capital. He is currently the founder of QSV Inspiration Media - a digital content start up, seed funded by AR Rahman, Shekar Kapur and Samir Bangara. Shayamal has been featured as an expert on four National Geographic Documentaries, and has had his own shows on Star Sports and ESPN. During our podcast, we explore many concepts in the book and beyond, including: -Shayamal's journey to being a high-performance coach...09:55 Grew up during apartheid era of South Africa Wanted to play cricket at the national level, but was unable to due to his race and public policy Cricket Union paid for scholarship in sports science Went from a cricket player to a member of the medical staff for the national team Being a person of authority on the team forced Shayamal to "fast-track" his learning and growth In 2003 was hired as a technical analyst for the Indian national cricket team (analyzing biomechanics of team and opposition players) -How Shayamal analyzed biomechanics of athletes to strengthen his team, and exploit weaknesses of the opposition...14:22 High-speed digital cameras and patches to analyze movement Looking for changes in technique, managing chronic injury such as stress fractures This technology has changed professional sports, both competition and training Silicon Coach Pro Zone camera system -A victim of blatant racism, Shayamal reorganizes his life's priorities...18:20 Was short-listed for a position on the South African national team, only to realize it was to fulfill a minority quota Bitter with life, Shayamal moved into a Hare Krishna temple where he stayed for 3.5 years Suffered lack of sleep due to the temple's 3 am wakeup, forcing him to adjust his sleep schedule "Discipline is sticking with something long enough to break you before it makes you" -How systemic failure in the Indian athletic scene led to Shayamal's first entrepreneurial endeavor...22:43 Received an invite to work with the Indian national tennis team in preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing Discovered indifference toward athletics Almost no resources were invested into the athletes' training, medical knowledge, etc. Poor decisions regarding logistics, coaching, etc. Shayamal views this as a more subtle, albeit real form of discrimination Founded the Heal Institute in 2012 Professor Tim Noakes from the University of Cape Town Episode #138: Tim Noakes Tells You How You Can Use The “Central Governor” To Tap Into Your Muscle’s Hidden Potential. Episode #173: Double Interview Super-Special with Tim Noakes: How To Use Your “Central Governor” and Electrolytes During Exercise. Episode #157: The Death of Gatorade – Should You Stop Using Electrolytes During Exercise? with Tim Noakes How You’re Being Manipulated By The Sports Drink Industry And What You Can Do About It – Audio Interview Transcript Lore of Running by Tim Noakes Central Governor Theory: the brain tells the body to slow down Need to understand the power of the mind to understand peak athletic performance Lessons learned as a monk in the temple (meditation, visualization, etc.) became useful Heal Institute opened 10 centers around India; Shayamal left in 2018 Why Shayamal hesitates to call himself a "biohacker"...28:35 The word "hack" has somewhat dubious origins Not trying to "hack" anything; trying to understand the best way to work with the body Respect the body, rather than "hack" the body "Hack" is thought of as a shortcut Understanding the Five Elements to keep the body in balance Water: "Eat" your water through water-rich foods Quench by Dr. Dana Cohen Quench: The Big “8 Glasses A Day” Water Myth, Why Water Isn’t The Best Way To Fully Hydrate & Much More! with Dr. Dana Cohen Air: Breathwork Stimulating parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems Space (fasting): Fasting is the primary form of detoxification and cleansing One of the only principles that are uniform in every religion and faith across the world If sick, food takes energy that could be used to heal the disease Hippocrates used fasting as a form of therapy Fire: Every life form on earth needs the sun to grow Draw energy from the sun via sun gazing early in the morning, or at sunset Sun-ripened foods absorb energy Cooking the food in earthen pots Earth: Eating plant based foods Understand what you're taking in, and how it affects the acid-base balance Understand the impact of sound on sleep Each room has an ambient sound (35-45 db) If sound is consistent, the brain will eventually block it out Niosh sound level meter app White noise machine in the room, slightly louder than the ambient noise in the room To understand the impact of a supplement on the body, take one at a time; check PH of urine 7-8 hours after -How to analyze and then optimize your personal environment... Two environments: External: Everything you see, taste, touch, hear Internal: your mind The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda 5 states of mind: First two are a direct result of one's environment (external and internal) Third, aware of environment, but awareness he can transcend it if he chooses to do so (cannot sustain for long times) Fourth Fifth, so enlightened they change the environment around them Novak Djokovic on beating Federer at Wimbledon: "There was a moment in the game...where if I had any chance of winning, I had to remove myself from that environment." Standardizing conditions while athletes are traveling Pillow [ology] Pluto Pillow Game Ready machine Norma Tec boots App that analyzes movement while athletes are performing Standardizing air quality is difficult Use a single floor for the team Stay away from exits or elevators Take away as many excuses from the athletes as possible -Testing blood and internal biomarkers...58:45 Lactic acid testing once per month Anaerobic threshold (Dr. Peter Attia) Quantify the physiological ceiling Psychology kicks in once the physiological ceiling has been hit -Optimizing circadian rhythmicity and beating jet lag while traveling...1:02:25 Lumos Tech sleeping mask Compression socks and other garments Fast while on the plane Liquid ketone esters Ketone Aid HVMN -The importance of relationships when optimizing the environment of a high performer...1:05:22 Relationship between athlete and coach makes all the difference The better an athlete is, the harder it is to push him out of his comfort zone Help them understand who they are, then what it takes to get the most out of them Coach's job is to keep them pushing when the brain tells the body to slow down The environment inside a locker room is everything for a team's performance Two mental states in which an athlete works: Confidence bordering on arrogance and humility The coach is crucial to finding the proper balance -What new technologies and practices Shayamal is excited about right now...1:11:36 Next 1-2 decades will see massive shifts in human physiology not seen before Understanding human physiology in a non-invasive way Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (tells muscle fiber types) Taking testing from the lab to the field Challenge whether the difference between 4th place and gold medal is purely psychological, or if there are physical elements to consider Sweat analyses Personalized nutrition, supplementation, understanding of the body Dermatoglyphics test Shayamal's supplemental info sent via email mentioned at the end of the podcast -And much more! Resources from this episode: - Shayamal Vallabhjee: Breathe, Believe, Balance: A Guide to Self-discovery and Healing Other books by Shayamal - The Handbook of Cricket Drills - Lessons from the Wild -Goan cuisine / Goan cookbooks -Niosh sound level meter app -GameReady compression/ice device for recovery -LumosTech Smart Sleep Mask -Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test -Shayamal's supplemental info sent via email mentioned at the end of the podcast Episode sponsors: -Kion Omega -JOOVV -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Ra Optics Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Shayamal or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/shayamal and one of us will reply!
bengreenfieldfitness.com/wasteoftime       Perhaps you've been lifting weights for a few years. But do you even look like you work out? Are you spending disproportionate amounts of hours exercising wasting your time? Many fitness “experts” defend weights and cardio like they are infallible, but where are the results? Why does almost nobody look even marginally athletic?         It's been quite some time since I interviewed Dr. John Jaquish in the episode "The Best 10 Minute A Day Workout – How To Massively Increase Bone Density And Muscle In Just 10 Minutes (& Biohack Extreme Fitness Levels)".     But he has just published a brand new book entitled Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time (So Is Cardio & There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want).       In it, he and and his guest co-author Henry Alkire tackle the questions above as they explore the science that supports the argument that traditional weight lifting is a "waste of time" and lay out a superior strength training approach that has been seen to put 20 pounds of muscle on drug-free, experienced lifters (i.e., not beginners) in six months. Fitness may be the most failed human endeavor, and you are about to see how exercise science has missed some obvious principles that when enacted will turn you into the superhuman you always wanted to be. John Jaquish, PhD. has spent years researching and developing improved approaches to health.       He is the inventor of the most effective bone density building medical technology which is now partnered with Tony Robbins and OsteoStrong for rapid clinic deployment. Inventor of X3, a technology that is proven to develop muscle much faster than conventional weight lifting, all with the lowest risk of joint injury, Dr. Jaquish methods are used in training the world's most elite athletes and associations such as the entire Miami Heat organization, various NFL and NBA players, as well as Olympians. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why lifting weights is the wrong way to build muscle...6:21           -A workout using the VRT protocol...15:05         -Ways to maximize hyperplasia in the muscles during VRT...17:30         -Why you shouldn't worry about your muscle fiber type...29:15         -The questions an ideal exercise program should cover...31:45         -Why doing cardio for weight loss is a lie...41:30       -Selecting the best training bands...47:30       -Whether or not drugs are necessary to enhance training...53:45       -How the fitness industry has failed to make people truly fit...1:00:05 -And much more!
bengreenfieldfitness.com/vitamindpodcast   My guest on today's podcast is a multi-time, incredibly popular repeat guest, and hosts one of the most popular alternative health website on the internet. He is my brilliant and controversial friend Dr. Joseph Mercola.      Dr. Mercola has been a guest on many previous podcast episodes.     Dr. Mercola just released a special report at StopCovidCold.com, and he has some very interesting ideas in that free report that we explore and unpack in today's podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Beginning the day with Vitamin D...5:15       -The physiological benefits of Vitamin D...7:15         -Vitamin D as a steroid hormone...10:40         -Why Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem...14:35         -The impact of Vitamin D on the immune system...23:30         -How Vitamin D regulates the innate immune system...30:10       -The connection between Vitamin D and antimicrobial peptides (AMPs)...34:15         -How a Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk for acquiring COVID-19...36:25       -Proper dosing of Vitamin D to avoid toxicity...44:10       -Dr. Mercola's recommendations to stop COVID cold...51:50 StopCovidCold.com -New, interesting and novel things currently captivating Dr. Mercola's interest...56:15
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/fishoilpodcast After publishing my recent giant fish oil article "A Deep "Dive" Into The Fascinating World Of Fish Oil, The Right Fat Ratios In Your Diet, Plant Vs. Animal Based Oils & The Exact Fish Oil Ben Greenfield Uses Every Day.", I've been getting plenty of questions about fish oil lately, including: -Based on human clinical research, what are the actual proven benefits of fish oil? -What kind of dosages/types of fish oil were used in studies? -Are there concerns about rancidity/oxidation when taking fish oil? -What kind of amount and EPA/DHA ratio is ideal? -Are there people who shouldn't take fish oil? -Are there certain nutrients or supplements that should be taken with fish oil? -How can one test their omega fatty acid status? And much more. So I finally decided to get a couple of true, unbiased fish oil experts on my show. Dr. William S. Harris is my first guest. He is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He obtained his Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and did post-doctoral fellowships in Clinical Nutrition and Lipid Metabolism with Dr. Bill Connor at the Oregon Health Sciences University. His interest in omega-3 fatty acids began with his postdoctoral work when he published his first study on the effects of salmon oil on serum lipids in humans (1980). Since that time he has been the recipient of five NIH grants for studies on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) on human health. He has more than 300 publications relating to fatty acids, including omega-3s, in medical literature and was an author on two American Heart Association scientific statements on fatty acids: “Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease” (2002), and “Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease” (2009) both published in the journal Circulation. Dr. Harris is a Professor in the Department of Medicine in the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota and the President and CEO of OmegaQuant. Dr. Harris's daughter, Dr. Kristina Harris Jackson, PhD, RD is my second guest. Kristina received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and completed her training to become a Registered Dietitian in 2014. As a graduate student, she studied under Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, an internationally-recognized expert in fats and nutrition. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado-Denver under Dr. John Peters in the area of worksite wellness before returning to the omega-3 field. Kristina joined the family business OmegaQuant Analytics as a Research Associate in 2014, with a particular focus on omega-3s in maternal health, helping create the Prenatal DHA test and the Mother’s Milk DHA test. In 2020, she became Assistant Professor (non-tenure) in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. (2020-2022). She lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with her husband, two kids, one old dog, and four grandparents. During this discussion, you'll discover: -The 2 sources of Omega-3 fatty acids...8:35 Plant derived fatty acid ALA, alpha linolenic acid( 18 carbons); an acid in the omega-3 family – not the same thing as the fish derived omega-3 Fish derived EPA (20 carbons) and DHA (22 carbons) Cannot get much of the good stuff from ALA (seeds and nuts) Algal oil from micro algae (single cell organism, not kelp) that make EPA/DHA naturally; at the base of the marine food chain Omega-3 fatty acids are made by plants, not fish Some companies grow these algae in big ponds, harvest the omega-3 fatty acids and put in capsules Vegan derived EPA/DHA products has exactly the same molecules as EPA/DHA derived from fish, but does not come from fish, it comes from algae Process is expensive Aquaculture industry is driving the demand for algal oil 70~80% of fish oil produced is fed back to the fish Other sources of fish oil are genetically modified land plants Canela seed oil; Australia is at the forefront to put genes into oil producing land plants, like soy beans -What makes essential fatty acids so essential...15:45 Cell membranes, made up of fatty acids, surround every cell in the body For structural aspect of the cell Provides starting products for different signaling pathways, affects how cells communicate internally and externally Membrane fluidity; more carbon and double bonds makes cell membranes more flexible and fluid Cell membranes are comprised of dietary fats The body can’t make the essential omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic) and omega-3 fatty acids(ALA and EPA/DHA); these comes from the diet Trans-fats are also dietary fats Other fats, like saturated fats and monounsaturated fats, are affected by metabolism -Omega-3 fatty acids being oxidized once it enters the body is a misconception...19:36 Oxidation has different meanings to a biochemist and a food scientist: Oxygen molecules are added to the fatty acids by enzymes in order to be activated Lipid peroxidation destroys, produces unwanted by-products; does not happen inside the body because of the different anti-oxidants that protect against this type of oxidation Article: Oxidized fish oil does not influence established markers of oxidative stress in healthy human subjects: a randomised controlled trial  The body has ways of cleaning up things it doesn’t want -Ratio of omega fatty-acids in the body and what the ratios should be...25:32 Good ratio of EPA to DHA is when eaten in fish EPA taken alone increases EPA and decreases DHA a little bit; increased omega-3 index - the measure of EPA/DHA in red blood cells (RBC) Pure DHA taken alone increases both EPA and DHA in RBC DHA is the predominant omega-3 fatty acid in membranes 85% DHA to 15% EPA in RBC In fish oil, total dose (EPA+DHA) is the important thing A study found the ideal optimum fatty acid levels (EPA+DHA) to be 8~12% index Ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 -Ethyl Ester and Triglyceride forms of Omega-3 fatty acids...33:20 Different ways Omega-3 fatty acids are processed and concentrated Ethyl ester is the first highly concentrated form; first to be concentrated into a capsule Triglycerides form is the more natural form (how it would be present in the fish) Most fish oil supplements in the U.S., if it does not say it is in triglyceride form, is an ethyl ester No standardized way to know if it is triglycerides or ethyl ester Biggest difference as far as bioavailability goes is if supplements are taken with meals Ethyl esters, if taken without a meal might not be absorbed at all; absorbed well if taken with a meal, preferably a meal that contains fats Triglycerides are not affected by that meal component as ethyl esters All pharmaceutical brands of fish oil are ethyl esters More EPA and DHA molecules in a 1 gram capsule if in ethyl ester form Distinction only came up around 15 years ago when ethyl ester form of fatty acids was seen as not well absorbed by the body when taken on an empty stomach Taking ethyl ester form supplements without food might not get the desired omega-3 index result -What genes convert ALA or plant-based oil into EPA/DHA...45:15 Genetic conditions that affect omega-3 fatty acid levels FADS genes produce the enzymes that convert ALA to EPA and DHA Enzymes also convert linoleic acid to arachidonic acid (polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid) Natural variations by populations in the kinds of mutations that are present in the FADS genes can affect levels, particularly of arachidonic acid Omega-3 EPA/DHA are not much affected by the FADS genes Major genetic effect driving omega-3 levels in the population is not known Is there a genetic effect on the absorption of omega-3 in the population? No study on why a certain population has a huge absorption response while in another population, there is hardly any response Nomenclature: Omega-3 ­– a fatty acid where the 1ˢᵗ double bond counting from the omega carbon is in the third position Omega-6 – a fatty acid where the 1ˢᵗ double bond counting from the omega carbon is in the sixth position Cannot be inter-converted Plants can convert omega-6’s into omega-3’s, animals cannot -Ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids...52:17 “Ratio of omega-6 to omega-3” is imprecise – it’s not clear what type omega-6 or omega-3 is referred to; for example, there are 7 omega-6 fatty acids in the blood It also presumes that ALA and EPA/DHA have the same biologic activity or they have the same value when they do not The same is also true on the omega-6 side To say “total omega-6 to total omega-3 ratio” would also be confusing; it does not say what type fatty acids are there; it does not tell anything about it's effect on health - some fatty acids are beneficial and some are not You can have very high levels of omega-6 and omega-3 in your blood, or you can have very low levels, and yet have the same ratio It also presumes that all omega-6’s are bad and all omega-3’s are good, which is not true Omega-3 fatty acids being good is not questionable What’s questionable is the goodness or badness of omega-6’s; linoleic acid is not made in the body and has to be eaten Studies have shown that high levels of linoleic acid in the blood always predict lower incidence of heart disease and diabetes, and conversely Focus on the omega-3 index is that EPA/DHA are what is missing in our diets; there are plenty of omega-6’s -Link between Omega-6 and inflammation and chronic disease...1:00:18 High consumption of oxidized PUFAs , primarily found in vegetable oils which are high in omega-6 fatty acids Omega-6 fatty acid that gives rise to eicosanoids in the inflammatory pathway is Arachidonic acid, a synthetic product of linoleic acid Eicosanoids is associated with increased incidence of inflammation and chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer, etc. Synthesis of arachidonic acid is very regulated; tissue levels remain the same regardless the amount of linoleic acid consumed, to a point (it eventually runs out if linoleic acid consumption is stopped) Higher levels of linoleic acid in the blood means you are eating more of it, which comes from vegetable oil; the only way to get high levels in your blood is to eat more For heart disease and diabetes, higher levels of linoleic acid is good for the heart and metabolism; less people develop these diseases if they have high levels of linoleic acid The best way to decrease the ratio is to increase your omega-3 side; by increasing EPA/DHA, EPA replaces, to some extent, the arachidonic acid Having more long-chain omega-3 in the membranes lowers omega-6, correcting the proportion -Contaminants in fish oil, cleanliness, sourcing, concerns about packaging, shelf life, heat exposure during the manufacturing process...1:06:13 Article: Children's daily exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls from dietary supplements containing fish oils Adding anti-oxidants makes a lot of sense Nitrogen blanketed environment during encapsulation Fish oil “gone rancid” does not necessarily mean the omega-3 fatty acids are gone, it just smells bad; the bad smell is caused by any of 6 molecules The best way to know the fish oil supplements are working for you is by testing -And much more! 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News Flashes  -Ireland's Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread...05:15         Cold water swimming may protect the brain from degenerative diseases like dementia, researchers from Cambridge University have discovered...09:05         Cool! Ketones actually increase conversion of fat to metabolically active tissue...13:50         Listener Q&A: When To Do Blood Flow Restriction Training...24:05     How To Reduce The Effects Of Radiation...31:45       Effects Of Nicotine On HRV...40:15       Stimulants That Won't Disrupt Sleep Or Keep You Up At Night...48:45       bengreenfieldfitness.com/420
bengreenfieldfitness.com/futureofhealthcare   Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD, who first joined me for the episode "A Whole New Way To Deal With Stress, Trauma & PTSD In Just Seconds: The First Clinically Validated Wearable That Helps You De-Stress, Focus, Sleep, Stay Energized & Remain Calm.", is a neuroscientist, board-certified psychiatrist, health tech entrepreneur and inventor who has been studying the impact of chronic stress in humans for nearly 15 years, particularly non-invasive therapies for treatment-resistant illnesses like PTSD. He is the co-founder and chief innovation officer at Apollo Neuroscience and the co-founder and executive director of The Board of Medicine. In addition to his clinical psychiatry practice, Dr. Rabin is currently conducting research on the epigenetic regulation of trauma responses and recovery to elucidate the mechanism of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and the neurobiology of belief. He received his MD in medicine and PhD in neuroscience from Albany Medical College and specialized in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been married to Kathryn Fantauzzi, CEO and co-founder of Apollo Neuroscience, since 2016. Together they live in Monterey, California.         Joining Dr. Rabin on this show is Dr. Joseph Maroon, Clinical Professor and Vice Chairman and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at Department of Neurosurgery at University of Pittsburgh. In addition to being a world-renowned "burnout expert", and completing eight Ironman triathlon events since turning 50, he is involved in development of minimally invasive surgical procedures for diseases of the brain, orbit and spine, the prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries to the central nervous system, innovative approaches to pituitary and other brain tumors, complimentary and alternative medicine approaches to inflammatory diseases associated with aging, the prevention and treatment of sports related injuries and is co-developer of ImPACT, a neurocognitive test that is now the standard of care for concussion management in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NASCAR and over 12,000 high schools and colleges in the United States. It is the only FDA approved test for concussion evaluation with 23 million athletes base line tested to date. Dr. Maroon is also the neurosurgical consultant for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 30 years and first neurosurgeon directly appointed in the NFL.         Over the last several years, Dr. Rabin has been amassing a dream team, which has become The Board of Medicine, a 501c3 nonprofit coalition led by some of the world’s leading experts across many diverse fields of AI, nutrition, psychedelics, and clinical medicine that supports evidence-based strategies for harm-reduction in medicine and public health. He believes that the future of healthcare in the 21st century is going to change substantially as a result of the current pandemic and, it is pretty clear that we are woefully underprepared for this as a healthcare system. The most significant change will be that most forms of non-urgent medical care will be delivered directly to patients/clients in their homes via telemedicine.       He is already seeing this shift in mental health to include ketamine-assisted tele-therapy and the integration of wearable technologies. As such, the future of healthcare is looking more and more digital and psychedelic with each passing day.         This podcast will focus on AI, psychedelics, and the convergence of Eastern and Western medical disciplines in the current and post-COVID times. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Maroon lays claim to the title "burnout expert"...08:05         -The connection between burnout and adrenal fatigue...13:40           -A day in the life of an 80-year old peak performer...18:25         -Using hypothermia in conjunction with surgery...20:45         -What inspired Dr. Rabin to form the Board of Medicine...22:30       -The number needed to treat (NNT) vs. the number needed to harm (NNH)...28:30     -Whether the NNT is applied to plant medicines, herbs, CBD and the like...36:40         -How artificial intelligence is used for human optimization...41:30         -Psychedelics, plant medicine and the future of health care...52:30         -Concerns about psychedelics from the perspective of the neurosurgeon...1:00:30         -Neuroimaging to diagnose the executive network of the brain...1:06:13         -What David and Joe are most excited about for the future of health care...1:09:10       -And much more!
John Eldredge is a bestselling author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God’s love, and learn to live in God’s kingdom. John and his wife, Stasi, live near Colorado Springs, Colorado.     John has written several books in the realm of fatherhood, family and that I hold dear, including:   Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul, Fathered by God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You, Waking The Dead: The Secret to a Heart Fully Alive and Love & War: Find Your Way to Something Beautiful in Your Marriage .         Lately, I've also been taking a brief 1 to 10-minute “pause” during the day to connect with my breathe, myself and most importantly, God. The One Minute Pause app that I've been using is a simple way to reconnect with God in the midst of a busy day. John Eldredge is also the "voice" of this this app, which  invites you into the simple practice of releasing everything to God, restoring your union with God and inviting Him to into your heart. The length of time is perfect, and the music/breath pacing has been working very well for me. You can click here to give it a try! During this discussion, you'll discover: -How John became interested in meditation initially...7:05         -Benevolent detachment, and other simple practices for a world gone mad...12:00         -A deeper dive into John's meditation practice...14:23         -How our "addiction to efficiency" may be causing fear, anxiety, depression, etc...18:00         -The uniquely masculine question in the hearts of all boys and men...21:30         -Rites of passage, ceremonies celebrating manhood, and answering the big question all boys ask...25:00         -The "poser" and the false self...27:15         -How to overcome the poser syndrome...32:00           -How to get over the "father wound piece"...36:45         -Six stages of manhood...43:00           -Advice for couples to grow in grace together...1:01:45         -What it means for a woman to be "captivating"...1:09:45       -And much more!
bengreenfieldfitness.com/wizard     When it comes to essential oils, my guest on this podcast, Dr. Nick Berry, is a true wizard. He first joined me in the episode "Psychoactive Sleep Edibles, Essential Oil Wizardry, Cosmic Orgasms & More With Dr. Nick Berry", I have mentioned recently his amazing Kakanga root extract for energy and several of his unique dream sequence oil here, along with some extremely unique oils you've probably never heard of in my weekly roundup, and today's he's back for a fascinating podcast recorded at my home in Spokane, WA, where Nick arrived armed with an arsenal of intriguing and never-before-seen-essential oils we explore on today's show.      He is a licensed pharmacist and compassionate human being who stays on the cutting edge of holistic wellness and botanical medicine. Dr. Nick founded Essential Oil Wizardry in 2014, a humble-sized essential oil company that specializes in organic and wildcrafted essential oils, CO₂ extracts & floral absolutes.   They carry over 240 essential oil products, such as Wizard Alchemy Blends including Ceremonial Blends, Divine-Align Chakra Set, Exquisite Botanical Perfumes, Kava Products, Magick Misters as well as Therapeutic Formulas. Dr. Nick & his team of “Wizards” offer services such as product formulation for aligning brands and customized botanical perfumes / therapeutic formulas for individuals.     Professionally Dr. Nick hosts Essential Oil Wizardry playshops around the globe, invites rapid empowered evolution at his Transformational Botanical Retreats, and loves alchemizing in the lab, learning how to make more effective and potent lifestyle solutions.     Dr. Nick hobbies by celebrating with community, traveling around the world learning about medicine from different cultures, uplifting those around him and living a life of joy and abundance. During our discussion, you'll discover:         -Essential oils and an upgraded sauna experience...         -Enhanced meditation with essential oils...           -How essential oils are made and precautions to take when using them...           -Changing frequencies in smart phones, home objects, and essential oils...         -Best practices on storage of essential oils...         -The point in time Nick became immersed in essential oils...         -How to know whether an essential oil should be applied topically or ingested...         -The essential oils Ben and Nick think you'll like the most...         -"A Traveler's Dream"...
bengreenfieldfitness.com/cbdfaq   I've covered the basics of one of my favorite compounds - CBD, in many past popular podcasts and articles.       But there are still many unanswered questions in the realm of CBD, including: -What is the difference between full spectrum vs. broad spectrum vs. CBD isolate and other forms of CBD? -What is the difference between extraction methods of CBD?  -How does one decide between vaping vs. edibles vs. oils vs. capsules vs. soft gels, etc. and what is the differences in absorption between all those options? -What can CBD be effectively stacked with, what are your best stacks and what can you can expect from different stacks? -Does CBD have a variability of effects depending on the time of day it is used, based on some kind of diurnal effect? -And much more... My guest on today's show is Adam Wenguer, who has grown to be a friend of mine after we met training at a gym in Miami, Florida. Adam grew up in Miami, in a Cuban Jewish household. He started Martial Arts at a young age and continues extensive Jiu Jitsu practice as a brown belt as well as training in Boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing. Adam attended the University of Florida in 2006.         After suffering a spine and leg injury in College, Adam was treated with pharmaceutical opioids which led to an intense but all too common addiction. On his path to recovery he became immersed in Zen Buddhism, Health & Wellness, and began his life long path into Spirituality. This eventually led Adam to graduate with a degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology as he sought to bring greater physical healing to others, as he had done for himself.         As a Strength/Conditioning and Health Coach at a well known 5 star wellness resort, he worked with wide array of professional athletes, company executives and individuals seeking optimal health. Many of his client were suffering from the same ailments: including sleep issues, anxiety, inflammatory disorders as well as a general emotional and spiritual disconnect. This led Adam to wanting to take a more holistic approach towards educating and treating his clients with the use of natural compounds such as CBD. In 2017, Adam founded Element Health which is now one of the leading suppliers of the highest quality Full Spectrum CBD products in the world.         Adam spends a majority of his time with his wife Kristen and their 3 dogs in their beach community of Surfside, FL. In his free time he continues to train and compete in Martial Arts. He is also heavily involved in the study of plant medicine and the shamanic approach to healing. Adam boar and deer hunts several times year to ethically provide his family and friends with the most nutritious protein available. Last, Adam finds the deepest joy and his true purpose by sharing the healing techniques of his intense journey with as many people as possible.         During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Adam became well-known in the realm of fitness and spirituality...7:05         -Varying spectrums of CBD...15:50         -How CBD interacts with different serotonin receptors...22:34         -Adam's morning plant medicine routine...27:20           -The 2 main extraction methods of CBD and what to look for as a consumer...38:10         -Preferred delivery mechanisms of CBD...44:45       -Compounds Adam stacks w/ CBD...50:30         -Fertility and the cannabinoid system...1:00:51         -Closing thoughts...1:07:30
I recently read "Sound Medicine: How to Use the Ancient Science of Sound to Heal the Body and Mind". From a leading neurologist, neuroscientist and practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine, comes a rigorous scientific investigation of the healing power of sound, showing readers how they can use it to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.       Why does a baby’s cry instantaneously flood a mother’s body with a myriad of stress hormones? How can a song on the radio stir up powerful emotions, from joy to anger, regret to desire? Why does sound itself evoke such primal and deeply felt emotions?       A vibration that travels through air, water and solids, sound is produced by all matter, and is a fundamental part of every species’ survival. But there is a hidden power within sound that has only just begun to be investigated. Sound Medicinetakes readers on a journey through the structure of the mouth, ears, and brain to understand how sound is translated from acoustic vibrations into meaningful neurological impulses. Renowned neurologist and Ayurvedic expert - and of course, my guest on today's podcast - Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary explains how different types of sound impact the human body and brain uniquely, and explores the physiological effects of sound vibration, from altering mood to healing disease.         Blending ancient wisdom with modern science, Dr. Chaudhary traces the history of sound therapy and the use of specific mantras from previously unknown texts—traced back to the Siddhas, a group of enlightened yogis who created a healing tradition that served as the precursor to Ayurvedic medicine—to explain the therapeutic application of sounds for a wide range of conditions. During this show, you'll get practical, step-by-step lessons for using music and mantras, whether you’re a beginner or searching for a more advanced practice, to improve your health in body, mind, and spirit.       Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s combined expertise in both modern neurology and the ancient science of health known as Ayurveda has uniquely positioned her as an expert able to pull from the broadest possible base to treat her clients. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need of a paradigm shift in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health-based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Dr. Chaudhary is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, where her teachings about Ayurvedic medicine have been applauded by a national audience.       Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary has successfully developed a powerful system to manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches, by incorporating fundamental changes in diet, behavior, and stress, in addition to the standard allopathic approach to these issues. This program has been so successful that many patients now use it not just for neurological issues but also for a wider range of health concerns, including weight issues and chronic disease.       Dr. Chaudhary is the author of The Prime and Sound Medicine and has appeared as a medical expert on numerous programs including The Dr. Oz Show and Home & Family. She is also a neuroscientist and has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. To learn more about Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, please visit www.drkulreetchaudhary.com.       During our discussion, you'll discover: -Kulreet's path to expertise in Ayurveda and sound healing...6:45         -How the skin can "hear" sound waves similar to how bones can...13:55         -Targeting cells or organs w/ specific hertz frequencies...18:49         -The biofield explained...29:40           -Frequencies produced by medications...37:15           -Biological mechanisms behind the 7 Chakras...43:00         -Kulreet's chakra mantras...48:30         -How to find physicians who practice sound healing...53:55  
  News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…     Very good read for those of you concerned about so-called “anti-nutrients” in food...5:45   Be Careful How You Prepare Your Food: Advanced Glycation End Products Shorten Lifespan! Read about it...22:45   Well, wow. Bodybuilding supplement promotes healthy aging and extends life span, at least in mice (and turns out the stuff is dirt cheap)...28:40   Spot reduction (AKA “regional fat loss”) appears possible - if you combined explosive resistance training for your “fat” muscle group followed by aerobic endurance training (e.g. jump squats + cycling) Read about it here...32:10   I could totally get behind this initiative to ditch Daylight Savings Time by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine...35:55             Listener Q&A: Breathing through the nose vs. through the mouth...48:10 Thomas from Copenhagen, Denmark asks: Many breathing experts, including James Nestor that appeared on your show, advise to exhale through the nose. However, you and your recent writing and other breathing experts advise to exhale through the mouth. Can you please dive into that difference, please?           Simple Detox Tips...1:00:15 Scott asks: I'm an auto technician at a dealership here in Massachusetts. I am routinely exposed to a number of toxins, including, but not limited to, brake dust, cleaning chemicals, carbon monoxide, and more recently, hydrocarbons in the form of gasoline due to a fuel pump recall. I have an N 99 carbon filter mask. I get fresh air whenever possible, and I workout regularly. I've been on point with nutrition. I'm willing to invest in the sauna at some point, but in the meantime, I'd like to know the best way to detoxify from these daily toxins, other than finding a new career.           Blood flow during sauna sessions...1:06:50 Sheldon asks: I just recently listened to your podcast with bodybuilder Milos Sarcev. He mentioned that he takes his essential amino acids, creatine dextrose, pre and during workout to gain muscle mass because of the increased blood flow to the muscles during a workout. My question is, do you get the same benefit by doing the same thing, pre and during a sauna sessions with the increased blood flow?        
bengreenfieldfitness.com/croissantdiet       My friend Ron Penna recently emailed me about a guy named Brad Marshall who...         "...has a fascinating take on why we get fat called the ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) Theory of Obesity and how ROS signaling as a result of eating saturated fats is critical for satiety. Provocative stuff and the more I read the more I’m pretty sure he is onto something. Joel Greene thinks Brad is crazy on this point but I have a feeling he will end up being right on most if not all of it. You can read more here: "The ROS Theory Of Obesity"         Essentially, our entire meat supply (pork and chicken especially) is much higher in polyunsaturated fats than they should be and the only real way to change it is to change what we feed them. He is also starting to offer meats that are fed properly to ensure lower levels of PUFA.  He also has been working on how eating croissants is the key to leanness. It has to be wrong but he makes VERY interesting arguments about it."         Naturally, I just had to get this guy on the show. Brad Marshall is the author of the Blog Fire In A Bottle and the creator of The Croissant Diet.  Mildly obsessed with food and its history, his work focuses on trying to place current ideas about diet, including keto and carnivore diets into the framework of traditional Dietary patterns.  For instance, the French diet before 1970 combined flour, sugar, butter and wine and the population was lean.         Brad wrote The ROS Theory of Obesity which posits that ROS generation in the mitochondria of fat cells could provide the mechanism that explains why a traditional chinese peasant diet - low fat with 85% of calories from starch; a French diet combining butter, wine and flour and a modern keto diet could all be expected to produce leanness but combining flour with polyunsaturated fats is a recipe for obesity.  The core idea comes from the Protons thread of Peter Dobromylskyj’s blog Hyperlipid.  Brad tested this hypothesis with his dietary experiment The Croissant Diet.         Brad is also the founder of Firebrand Meats, which is dedicated to producing pork and poultry products that are low in Linoleic acid, the n6 polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) whose intake has seen a dramatic worldwide increase in the last century.  Animals cannot make PUFA and so we can create pork and chicken that is nearly free of them.  You are what your animals eat.       Brad has a genetics degree from Cornell, a certificate from The French Culinary Institute, has studied cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer center and worked as a programmer for the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project.  He spent the last 15 years raising rotationally grazed pastured pork on his farm in upstate New York while running a butcher shop, local food restaurant and USDA inspected meat processing facility. During our discussion, you'll discover: - Brad's background in molecular biology and cooking...8:00           - The production Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) – and the ROS theory of obesity...18:43           - Unsaturated fats vs saturated fats in connection to ROS production and satiety...34:25         -What does all of this have to do with croissants?...44:45           -The Croissant Diet – getting specific...58:25           - Should we worry about endotoxemia with a diet high in saturated fats?...1:03:45           -The Wine Diet...1:09:30   bengreenfieldfitness.com/croissantdiet
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Ben Greenfield
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Sep 27th, 2009
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Jan 16th, 2021
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