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Jan 31, 2015

I recently watched the documentary Under Our Skin, which exposes the hidden story of medical and scientific malfeasance and neglect when it comes to Lyme disease. Thousands of people with Lyme disease go undiagnosed, or get misdiagnosed each year, and many who suffer the troubling effects of Lyme disease are simply told that their symptoms - from brain fog to chronic fatigue to frustrating muscle and joint pains - are “all in their head.” The film follows patients fighting for their lives and livelihoods, and brings into focus a haunting picture of a health care system that is all too willing to put profits ahead of patients. I found the film so incredibly interesting that I decided to interview health advocate Erin Elizabeth, who has actually had Lyme disease and dealt with it via completely natural remedies. In this episode, you'll discover: -Why common tests for Lyme disease won't work, and which test actually does work... -Why you can have Lyme disease and not even know it... -How comment, conventional treatments for Lyme disease can actually be harmful... -The best natural remedies for Lyme disease...

-How to manage the weight gain that can accompany Lyme disease...

-And much more!

Resources:

-Dr. Klinghart's full Lyme disease protocol

-Dr. Mercola's article on Lyme disease

-Under Our Skin documentary on Lyme disease

-IGeneX.com lab for lyme "Western blot" test

-My "REV Yourself" interview with Dr. Mercola

-Erin's website and free e-book "In the Lymelight" at HealthNutNews.com

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about Lyme disease or natural remedies for Lyme disease? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com.

Jan 30, 2015

Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life - Chapter 12 “What A Half-Naked Ironman Kickboxing Superhero Can Teach You About How Many Calories, Carbs, Proteins And Fats You Should Be Eating″

Jan 28, 2015

I'm all about testing and quantifying what's going on inside my body, so when Certified Holistic Health Coach Wendy Myers approached me at a biohacking conference and asked me if I wanted to have my hair tested with a hair mineral analysis test... ...I made a stop at my local barber... ...got a few strands snipped off... ...sent my hair off to Wendy's lab... ...and was absolutely shocked at the results I got in my e-mail inbox a couple weeks later. In this episode, we talk about about the results of my hair mineral analysis, and you'll also learn: -Exactly what hair mineral analysis is and how it works... -How you can discover things like adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues and nutrient and mineral deficits from your hair... -What to do about heavy metal toxicities, and why some heavy metal chelators can actually be dangerous... -How to tell if you're undereating or overeating carbohydrates... -Where natural remedies like infrared saunas and coffee enemas fit in... -Why even pristine well water can have some serious issues... -And much more! Resources: -Click here to download the results of Ben Greenfield's hair mineral analysis. -Click here to download the results of Ben Greenfield's hair mineral ratios. -Want your own Hair Mineral Analysis? Click here to go to Wendy's website and get started. -Copper Dysregulation podcast -Transdermal magnesium -APSWater.com -Infrared Biomat -Trace Liquid Minerals Do you have questions, comments or feedback or hair mineral analysis? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

Jan 25, 2015

In this presentation, America’s top personal trainer Ben Greenfield will show you the fat loss techniques that nobody is talking about, but that will allow you to boost your metabolism and burn calories without spending your day at the gym or on the treadmill. You’ll get every movement, nutrition and lifestyle tactic necessary for enhancing fat loss year-round and for looking amazing with your clothes on or off!

 

All slides are available for free download at: http://www.slideshare.net/bengreenfield/12-underground-fat-loss-techniques-that-work

Jan 24, 2015

Do you use a wearable like a FitBit or Jawbone? How about a bluetooth headset? A bluetooth enabled appliance? A car that has bluetooth technology? Some other bluetooth-enabled self quantification device?

Then this episode is for you, because it's important to know exactly how bluetooth technology is affecting your sleep, your circadian rhythms, your health, your gut barrier, your blood-brain barrier and your performance.

In Part 1 of this episode, I talk to Christian Johan Smith, who is founder at Phone Halo, which creates technology that helps you track devices that you might lose. In this discussion Christian and I talk frankly about what he knows as the CEO of a company that relies on Bluetooth technology, and what I know from my research in the health space. Resources Christian and I discuss during Part 1 of this episode: -Trackr app for iOs/iPhone -Trackr bluetooth tracking apps on Amazon -The research study that Ben cites relating bluetooth to the blood-brain barrier -Good synopsis of health effects of EMF -Bluetooth airtube headset -The anti-radiation Pong case for iPhone

In Part 2, I talk with Dr. Jack Kruse, a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South and his research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. Jack's previous episodes at BenGreenfieldFitness.com include "Jack Kruse Tells You How To Live Like A Polar Bear And Eat Like A Great White Shark", "How You Can Use Cold Thermogenesis To Perform Like Lance Armstrong And Michael Phelps", and his "How To Beat Jet Lag Naturally". Resources Dr. Kruse and I discuss during Part 2 of this episode: -The "Google Glasses cause headaches" CNet article -"Bluetooth Radiation May Be More Harmful Than Cell Phone Radiation" article -Pulsed microwave induced light, sound, and electrical discharge enhanced by a biopolymer study -EMF and fertility study -Proposed exposure levels of pulse-modulated electromagnetic fields study -Microwave pulses health effect paper -Blood brain permeability in rats from EMF paper -EMF and cars article -Radiofrequency, radiation and cancer paper from cancer.org -Cross Currents: Perils of Electropollution book by Robert O Becker -Electromagnetism and Life book by Andrew Marino

Questions, comments or feedback about whether bluetooth radiation is dangerous? Leave your thoughts for me, Christian or Jack at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015 Podcast: Are Inversion Tables Bad For Blood Pressure, How To Get Rid Of Flat Feet, Is Miso Healthy, Hidden Carbs In Vegetables, and When Biohacking Goes Too Far.

Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right, use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form... but be prepared to wait - we prioritize audio questions over text questions.

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Special Announcements:

This podcast is brought to you by Onnit. Just click here to see a video of Ben Greenfield and top Spartan athlete Hunter McIntyre punishing maces, steel bells, primal bells, medicine balls and much more. You save 10% at http://www.onnit.com/bengreenfield. The Obstacle Dominator training plan - has launched. Click here to get it now. This is going to make you tough as nails, give you a third lung, change your workouts forever, and thrust you into the fittest 99% of the population (probably the craziest and most nefarious thing Ben has ever created). On sale for $77 until Jan 15. January 30th - 31st, 2015: Ben will be speaking in Dubai - Talise Fitness and Jumeirah Emirates Towers, proudly invite you to take part in an exclusive two day seminar held by the renowned nutrition and fitness expert, best selling author, coach, speaker, ex-bodybuilder and Ironman triathlete, Ben Greenfield. Click here for all details. March 6-9, 2015: Come on the Spartan Cruise with Ben Greenfield and family! Use code BEN10 to save 10% when you book this cruise to a private island in the Bahamas for the ultimate tropical Spartan Race. This cruise includes free travel for kids and a kid's Spartan race, along with a sprint Spartan for the adults, tons of partying, beautiful beaches and new, exclusive island challenges. April 13-16, 2015: Ben is speaking at New Media Expo, where the world's top bloggers, podcasters and content creators teach you how to make money by creating content online, and how to enhance your blog, your podcast, your videos and any other media you create online. Better yet, you can come and attend the conference, then join Ben at Spartan Vegas on April 17! Click here to register for New Media Expo and use code "bgreenfield20" to get 20% off the current pricing. April 24-26th, 2015: Come hear Ben speak at PaleoFX 2015. The can't-miss conference that is the Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including best-selling authors, physicians, nutritionists, research scientists, professional athletes, trainers, sustainability and food activists, biohackers, and more. The Ben Greenfield Experience is now available for either May 15-17 weekend or May 22-24 weekend (you choose): This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to be completely immersed in Ben’s unique combination of healthy, ancestral living and cutting-edge biohacking. Total cost is 10K for entire weekend(Fri/Sat/Sun) - includes yoga, workouts, food, and the full learning and living experience. You’ll leave completely equipped with everything you need to know to reinvent your home, your body and your life. The entire experience takes place at the Greenfield home in the forest, which is completely biohacked to support optimum human biology, including 100% organic and green experience with zero electrical pollution, allergen-free materials, natural mattresses, circadian rhythm matched lighting and much more - including: -Outdoor obstacle course on 10 acres of forest, with nature walking trails, climbing wall, rope traverses, spear throws, sandbag carries, Tarzan swing, monkey bars, mountain bikes, woodchopping and everything you need for the ultimate outdoor fitness experience. -Completely outfitted gym with power lifting rack, indoor swim trainer, hypoxic air generator, bike trainer, elevation training mask, luxury Tru-Form running treadmill, outdoor yoga patio and much more. -Cold thermogenesis endless swimming pool with chlorine-free, naturally ozone-treated hot tub for a one-of-a-kind outdoor, winter forest swimming and soaking body treatment. -Plenty of biohacks to play with, including a recovery-enhancing Biomat, infrared lighting, electrostimulation, inversion table, power lung, and ore. -Locally-sourced, natural and nourishing food from over a dozen nearby organic farms and Ben’s goats, chickens, organic vegetable garden, along with filtered, structured and deeply hydrating well water. -Giant living room with wood burning stove and enormous oak table for learning, socializing, working, eating and relaxing. -Outdoor obstacle course workouts, hiking excursions, yoga and high performance living led by America’s top personal trainer. E-mail ben at bengreenfieldfitness.com if you are interested, and Ben will set up a private phone call with you to discuss details and your eligibility. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win some!

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Skywalker Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick and Audio Ninja.

Are Inversion Tables Bad For Blood Pressure?

Kim says: She is interested in learning more about inversions tables. Not because she has a bad back but for brain biohack reasons. But, she has high blood pressure (her doc says she "has the gene") although she doesn't have the lifestyle factors. Should she be worried about using an inversion table with high blood pressure?

In my response I recommend: -Teeter Hangups -Normatec Recovery Boots -Our lowering high blood pressure episode

When Does Biohacking Go Too Far?

Girlfriend says: My boyfriend is an avid follower of you. If I break it down simply -- he will do anything you say in your podcast or blog. I'd be lying if I didn't say I have some resentment that he listens to you more than me... :) I've watched my boyfriend swallow a dozen amino acid/or whatever pills in one gulp, wear orange glasses everywhere he goes, keep the thermostat at a chilly 60 degrees, and replace all his lights with red light bulbs.  You speak about better love & relationships, but I have this digging feeling that he's unwilling to compromise, and yes, I'll say it, obsessed with optimizing his life. Do you have any advice? Shouldn't there be a balance to this?

In my response I recommend: -The book "Just Enough"

How To Get Rid Of Flat Feet

Mike says: During a triathlon he felt a twinge in the bottom of his foot. After going to a podiatrist he was diagnosed with PTTD (Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction or “adult acquired flatfoot”). He is wondering if there is something he can do to treat that and his general tendon health.

In my response I recommend: -Toe Spreaders

Is Miso Healthy?

Ellie says: She eats a lot of miso. She squirts it pretty thickly on her sandwiches. Is there any problem with this other than getting a lot of sodium?

 

Hidden Carbs In Vegetables

Judith says: She wants to know about Green Leafy Vegetables. Can you get too many carbs from them? She heard that some people limit them... why would they do that?

 

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Jan 18, 2015

Welcome to Part 3 of this special podcast series, in which you get to sit in and listen to Tai Lopez coach me (and you!) using the strategies from Tai's online video series "67 Steps to Getting Anything You Want Out of Life Health, Wealth, Love, & Happiness".

In this episode, Tai and I discuss personal finances - particularly in the huge wake Tony Robbins is leaving with his new book “Money”, and how Tai feels we should protect and grow our wealth, and exactly what Tai's personal investment philosophy is. Want more of Tai? You can listen to Part 1 of this series here, in which Tai and I talk about multi-tasking, reprogramming your genetics and checking your e-mail less. You can listen to Part 2 here, in which Tai and I talk about how to know when you're actually making enough money, and when you can stop focusing on income, start focusing more on life, love and happiness, and how to strike the ideal balance between being overambitious and underambitious.

Books and resources Tai and Ben discuss in this podcast: -Tai's retreats and public seminars in Hollywood, London and New York. -Tai's Millionaire Mentor program -Tai's online video series: 67 Steps to Getting Anything You Want Out of Life Health, Wealth, Love, & Happiness

Do you have question, comments or feedback about what to do with your money? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com.

Jan 17, 2015

Last month, my wife and I traveled to Israel with Vibe Israel, an organization that brings international on- and offline opinion leaders in health and nutrition on a weeklong personalized experience of the burgeoning wellness scene in Israel.

I've already released two valuable lessons I learned on that Israel journey: "5 Things You Can Learn From The Burgeoning Health, Wellness And Nutrition Scene In Israel" and "Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It". Today, you get to listen in as I interview one of the most amazing individuals I met on the Israel trip - a man named Alik Pelman. Alik completed his PhD in philosophy at the University of London and then took a break from academic life and went to learn how to grow food, becoming a professional organic farmer for two years. Alik then set up his own self-sufficient home in the small village of Clil, in Western Galilee. I had the pleasure of visiting him in his small hut, built almost entirely from local, natural materials. This is where he grows virtually all of his food, and spends most of his working hours doing farm chores, reading, writing and hosting curious visitors like me. In this show, you'll discover: -How to grow food on your roof... -How to use sheep's wool for insulation... -How to make walls out of completely edible corn flour porridge... -How to use natural oils to protect your floor and furniture... -How to build an efficient, composting toilet that uses no water... -How to easily rotate your garden crops for maximum yield... -How to grow and make your own bread, from seed to loaf...

Resources from this episode: -Alik's video that documents all stages of growing your own bread - from seed to loaf... -Israel Homestead. pdf handout that walks you step-by-step through how he built his eco-friendly hut... -My How To Biohack Ultimate Healthy Home book...

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about Alik, his life, his hut, and how to grown your own food? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

Jan 14, 2015

Jan 14, 2015 Podcast: Is Aluminum Foil Healthy, How To Do Kettlebell Yoga, How To Measure Your Body's Voltage, How Much Dairy Is In Grass Fed Butter, and Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips.

Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right, use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form... but be prepared to wait - we prioritize audio questions over text questions.

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News Flashes:

You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+.

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Special Announcements:

This podcast is brought to you by Harry’s Shaving. Harry’s high-quality German-engineered blades are crafted for sharpness and precision, at half the price of big name drugstore brands, with free shipping straight to your door. Just go to Harrys.com and get $5 off when you use discount code “ben”. The Obstacle Dominator training plan - has launched. Click here to get it now. This is going to make you tough as nails, give you a third lung, change your workouts forever, and thrust you into the fittest 99% of the population (probably the craziest and most nefarious thing Ben has ever created). On sale for $77 until Jan 15. January 30th - 31st, 2015: Ben will be speaking in Dubai - Talise Fitness and Jumeirah Emirates Towers, proudly invite you to take part in an exclusive two day seminar held by the renowned nutrition and fitness expert, best selling author, coach, speaker, ex-bodybuilder and Ironman triathlete, Ben Greenfield. Click here for all details. March 6-9, 2015: Come on the Spartan Cruise with Ben Greenfield and family! Use code BEN10 to save 10% when you book this cruise to a private island in the Bahamas for the ultimate tropical Spartan Race. This cruise includes free travel for kids and a kid's Spartan race, along with a sprint Spartan for the adults, tons of partying, beautiful beaches and new, exclusive island challenges. April 24-26th, 2015: Come hear Ben speak at PaleoFX 2015. The can't-miss conference that is the Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including best-selling authors, physicians, nutritionists, research scientists, professional athletes, trainers, sustainability and food activists, biohackers, and more. The Ben Greenfield Experience is now available for either May 15-17 weekend or May 22-24 weekend (you choose): This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to be completely immersed in Ben’s unique combination of healthy, ancestral living and cutting-edge biohacking. Total cost is 10K for entire weekend(Fri/Sat/Sun) - includes yoga, workouts, food, and the full learning and living experience. You’ll leave completely equipped with everything you need to know to reinvent your home, your body and your life. The entire experience takes place at the Greenfield home in the forest, which is completely biohacked to support optimum human biology, including 100% organic and green experience with zero electrical pollution, allergen-free materials, natural mattresses, circadian rhythm matched lighting and much more - including: -Outdoor obstacle course on 10 acres of forest, with nature walking trails, climbing wall, rope traverses, spear throws, sandbag carries, Tarzan swing, monkey bars, mountain bikes, woodchopping and everything you need for the ultimate outdoor fitness experience. -Completely outfitted gym with power lifting rack, indoor swim trainer, hypoxic air generator, bike trainer, elevation training mask, luxury Tru-Form running treadmill, outdoor yoga patio and much more. -Cold thermogenesis endless swimming pool with chlorine-free, naturally ozone-treated hot tub for a one-of-a-kind outdoor, winter forest swimming and soaking body treatment. -Plenty of biohacks to play with, including a recovery-enhancing Biomat, infrared lighting, electrostimulation, inversion table, power lung, and ore. -Locally-sourced, natural and nourishing food from over a dozen nearby organic farms and Ben’s goats, chickens, organic vegetable garden, along with filtered, structured and deeply hydrating well water. -Giant living room with wood burning stove and enormous oak table for learning, socializing, working, eating and relaxing. -Outdoor obstacle course workouts, hiking excursions, yoga and high performance living led by America’s top personal trainer. E-mail ben at bengreenfieldfitness.com if you are interested, and Ben will set up a private phone call with you to discuss details and your eligibility. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win some!

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Skywalker Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick and Audio Ninja.

Is Aluminum Foil Healthy?

Joan says: She often uses aluminum foil to cook things or reheat food. Would you use it?

 

How To Measure Your Body Voltage

Mike says: Is there a way to quantifiably measure the need for grounding? For instance if you had a long flight from Africa or Asia and then spent a bunch of time using electronics, could they just go outside barefoot for a couple minutes to get sufficient electrons to counter act the trip? Or conversely, if someone was playing outside all day and then spent a few minutes at their computer before bed, would they undo all the good they had built up?

In my response I recommend: -A Body Voltage Meter -How To Make Your Own Body Voltage Meter-Guide to Measuring Body Voltage -Earthrunner Sandals

How To Do Kettlebell Yoga

Devi says: She just listened to episode #302 where you talked about Kettlebell Yoga. She searched and couldn't find any references to it. Could you share the routines? The sun salutation routine and any others your recommend.

In my response I recommend: -The Get-Fit Guy podcast

How Much Dairy Is In Grass Fed Butter?

Rob says: How do you feel about Grass Fed butter? How and when are the best times to use stuff like that, cream and yogurt.

In my response I recommend: -Kerrygold Butter from US Wellness Meats -Organic Ghee

Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips

Tyler says: If you got Jessa pregnant again, what would be the top adjustments that you would make in your life for a healthy family and babies?

In my response I recommend: -Healthy Baby Code -Better Baby Book -Udemy Double Dad's Course -10 Ways To Grow Tiny Superhumans book -The Vaccine Book

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Jan 10, 2015

Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life - Chapter 11 “40 Easy Meals For Busy Athletes: How To Fuel Your Body With The Thousands Of Calories Necessary For Endurance and Extreme Exercise, Without Completely Destroying Your Metabolism"

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