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Sep 30, 2015

Sep 30, 2015 Podcast: How To Recover From Lost Sleep, Is Your Smoothie Killing You, How Household Dust Makes You Fat & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.

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Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Dr. Anthony Beck? It was a must-listen - titled "The Physician Who Personally Advises The World's Leading Health Authorities, And His Tiny Invention That Pro Athletes Swear By". Click here to listen now or download for later!

This podcast is brought to you by Kimera Koffee. Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN10 to instantly get 10% off premium coffee infused with cognitive enhancing nootropics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Harrys shaving. Visit Harrys and use $5 discount code Ben on a Winston set, a Truman set, or any other mighty fine shaving equipment, at a fraction of the cost of drugstore razors.

Our final sponsor for today's show is NaturalForce supplements, where you can use code "BEN10" to save 10% on any supplements, including Iskiate endurance formula, which is exactly what Ben Greenfield will be using during the Spartan World Championships this weekend.

Onnit is having a huge, blowout sale on all their fitness gear, including clubs, battle balls and kettlebells. Click here to get 40% off all Onnit fitness gear.

Now Available - Ben Greenfield’s “REV Yourself Conference” – 25 Packaged Interviews With The World’s Leading Experts In Physical & Mental Performance Enhancement Strategies. In this package, you’ll get to watch and listen as Ben Greenfield sits down with the world’s leading experts in biohacking, physical performance, mental performance, cognitive enhancement, personal productivity, muscle gain, fat loss and more. In a frank, easy-to-understand, fireside chat format, these experts reveal all their most cutting-edge secrets, and your access to the videos and audios also includes helpful notes, summaries and more. From Dr. Mercola to Mark Sisson to Nora Gedgaudas, you can check out the lineup and get access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, forever (no expiration!) once you click here to get lifetime access for $47.

Dec 4-6, 2015: Ben is speaking at the Unbeatable Mind Retreat in Carlsbad, California. This is where SEALFit and Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine will be assembling the best of the best in everything from performance to cutting-edge mental training to advanced sleep tactics and more. Includes amazing ancestral meals, morning WOD's at SEALFit HQ (the site of the world famous Kokoro camp), Warrior Yoga instruction and workouts, and speakers such as Robb Wolf, Dr. Kirk Parsley, Dominic D'Agostino, and more. Click here to get in now.

Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now.

Ben Greenfield's New York Times Bestselling book Beyond Training is now available on Audible! After spending over 43 hours in front of a microphone, Ben has finished recording a 100% (fully updated) audio recording of this quintessential guide to performance, recovery, fat loss, digestion, brain, sleep, hormones and more. If you're new to Audible, you can get it now for free by clicking here. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! screenshot_1191

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick.

How To Recover From Lost Sleep

Nate says: He's a paramedic/firefighter who works odd shifts and has an extremely odd sleep schedule ranging from no sleep to 1-2 hours/night. What are your tips for recovering the next day or lessening the impact of erratic sleep?

In my response, I recommend: -Human Charger article -Acetyl-L-Carnitine -Fish oil -Coffee (with cafestrol and kawehol, so use French Press or Turkish Coffee), blend with curcumin. -Nexus by AxonLabs -Huperzine (e.g. TianChi) -Creatine -Limit blood sugar fluctuations, use ketosis.

Do Barre Workouts Work?

Adzua says: She's wondering about the effectiveness of barre exercises? She would love to know your thoughts on whether Barre exercises are effective.

In my response, I recommend:

Can Vitamin D Supplements Cause Heart Disease?

Bill says: He recently read an article on yahoo that said anything more than 4000 IU of Vitamin D3 could cause heart disease. What are your thoughts?

In my response, I recommend: -Vitamin D/Vitamin K blend

Is Your Smoothie Killing You?

Natalie says: Her holistic doctor told her that if she didn't put every different colored vegetable in her smoothie, she could be creating more oxidation at the cellular level than if she used every color. What are your thoughts ?

In my response, I recommend: -

 

Sep 26, 2015

Mack Weldon and Harry's are sponsors

I have several friends who I would consider to be VIP's, bigwigs, and leading authorities in the field of health and biohacking.

Although I will respectfully keep those friends anonymous, I've noted that a relatively large majority of them have one specific man who serves as their personal physician, and he's the same guy who advises some of the world's top Spartans, strongmen competitors and obstacle racers, including April Dee, Hector Mendoza and Orla Walsh, Frank Franco and Joey Patrolia. That man is Dr. Anthony Beck, and he's my guest on today's podcast. Dr. Beck is an author, speaker, and leader in the medical world with over 20 years experience in the areas of Functional Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology. He maintains fur national medical board certifications, is the Medical Director for Task Force Dagger Foundation (which provides benevolent health care for U.S. military special forces operators and their families), is the founder and chief medical officer for Balance Protocol Institute, is the founder and CEO of Helion Nutraceuticals and is also the CEO of Hydration Solutions Inc. So not only is Dr. Beck a wealth of knowledge on advanced health tactics, medical testing, and the combination of biohacking and exercise performance, but he's also the mastermind behind a hydration tactic I've personally been experimenting with: a tiny invention called Oral I.V. In this interview, we delve into all of Dr. Beck's health secrets, and you'll discover:

-Why so many really smart people in the health industry and top pro athletes look to Dr. Beck as their personal physician...

-The exact food allergy panel that Dr. Beck recommends, and why he doesn't like the Cyrex panel...

-The eight different components that Dr. Beck tests as part of what he calls his "Balance" protocol...

-The exact science behind maximizing water delivery into cells...

-How water can carry an electrical charge, and how it creates something called an exclusion zone (also known as EZ water)...

-How much "less" water could you theoretically drink by using Oral IV...

-Why Dr. Beck believes that you do not need to take salt or electrolyte pills during exercise...

-The exact water restructuring and filtration system that Dr. Beck uses in his own home...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-My podcast episode on the science of water with Dr. Gerald Pollack "What The Bleep Do We Actually Know About Water"

-Book: "The 4th Phase of Water" by Dr. Gerald Pollack

-GreenfieldNaturals Water Structuring Units (use code BEN15 for 15% discount)

-Dr. Anthony Beck's website -Oral I.V.

-ELISA ACT food allergy testing

-Nutrival Plasma Test by Genova

-Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis by ARL

-GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Test

-23AndMe Genetic Testing

-The Quick Coherence Technique by HeartMath

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Anthony Beck or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply! 

Sep 23, 2015

Mysterious, frustrating fatigue is one of the most common issues in the athletes, clients, soccer-moms and CEO's who I consult with. In fact, a recent study showed that nearly 40% of U.S. employees experienced significant fatigue in the previous two week period.

We all know about well-known causes of fatigue, such as a poor diet, food allergies, bad sleep, stress, etc. But what about when you're "doing everything right", but you're still tired, have brain fog, subpar workouts, or chronically low energy? What about those of us who eat right, get enough sleep, manage our stress, but still feel tired much of the time?

Today, my friend Dr. Isaac Jones joins the podcast to look into 5 lesser-known causes of fatigue that fly under the radar, but should definitely be ruled out if you’re doing everything right but still feel tired. So who exactly is Dr. Jones? Known as “the doctor of the future”, he is the world’s leading expert in high-performance concierge healthcare. As a successful entrepreneur and owner of 3 different companies, he is a trusted advisor and high-performance consultant to CEO’s and leading entrepreneurs around the world. He graduated from the most prestigious health and wellness doctorate program in America and has invested over $250,000 on advanced lab tests, health retreats, educational seminars and cutting-edge health certifications to help his clients gain an unfair competitive advantage. His company Designer Health Centers has received a certification from the United Nations for its “Excellence in Healthcare” for the work Dr. Jones did for the Royal Family in Saudi Arabia. He participates in a private “future of healthcare” mastermind with a small group of global thought leaders such as Sanjay Gupta MD and Jeff Arnold CEO of Sharecare.com who sold WebMD for $7.6 billion. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Isaac's amazing story of how using functional medicine to heal his ADD, dyslexia and skin problems helped propel him to becoming one of the top 800m runners in North America...

-The underground method used in Russia and Europe to stop chronic infections in their tracks... -

Hidden sources of biotoxins in your environment, and how to test for and eliminate biotoxins...

-Why most Lyme tests don't really work, and what you should really be looking for when it comes to Lyme disease...

-The 3 different ways that mitochondrial dysfunction can occur, and exactly how to fix them...

-Five simple steps you can take to heal cells and mitochondria...

-And much more! Resources from this episode:

-Isaac's DesignerHealthCenter website -Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker's Surviving Mold website -Mold Warriors book by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker -Phage therapy -ispotlyme test from Neurorelief -Urinary test for methylation -Cardiolipins for mitochondria -3 day stool testing for gut inflammation and health -Dr. Dan Pompa's 5 R's of Cellular Healing -book: Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Isaac Jones or I about these hidden causes of fatigue? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Sep 21, 2015

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/oura This is a Premium podcast and is available - along with a protected vault of over 300 other audio episode, insider interviews, secret videos and downloadable .pdf's from the BenGreenfieldFitness show - when you click here to go Premium for just $9.99 for the entire year. Enjoy!

In an article I wrote 2 years ago about the "Top 10 Lessons Learned at Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Biohacking Conference", I jokingly quipped that...

"...here at the biohacking conference, I’ve seen a little bit of everything, but ultimately, we still need one device to rule them all – a la Tolkien’s magical ring.

In other words, we need one simple wearable unit to be designed that 24-7 tracks heart rate variability, heart rate, pulse oximetry, global positioning, sleep, steps taken, calories burned, respiration, perspiration and skin temperature."

So I was understandably a bit excited when I discovered this Kickstarter page for the new ŌURA ring. This small, stylish ring uses state-of-the-art miniaturized electronics to track and measure a host of parameters, including sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), activity, body temperature, movement, respiration, and more. In today's podcast, I interview the Co-Founder and CEO of ŌURA ring: Petteri Lahtela. Petteri is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in creating market-leading high-tech products as well as building international businesses and market entries in dozens of countries. He has experience and expertise in Mobile telecoms, Healthcare IT Systems, Medical and Wellness Technology businesses as well as Healthcare and Wellness services. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How the ŌURA ring identifies deep sleep, REM sleep, light sleep, and periods of wakefulness, and how accurate this data is compared to actual sleep lab measurements...

-Why the ŌURA ring is designed to allow you to completely disable the bluetooth function, and why the ring is specifically designed to not constantly transmit a signal (very important if you are concerned about electrical pollution)...

-The infrared measurement used to analyze HRV, and why it is just as accurate at measuring HRV as wearing a chest strap...

-How the Readiness Score you get from the ŌURA ring helps you identify days that are ideal for challenging yourself, and those that are better for taking it easy... -How something called your interbeat interval and pulse waveform can be used to accurately calculate your respiration rate...

-The important data that you can collect about your body using the built-in accelerometer inside the ring...

-How the ŌURA measures temperature, and what kind of health information you can discover by monitoring your body's temperature...

-Why the ring was designed to withstand extremes of environment and temperature, such as hot saunas, cold water, etc.

-How you can use the ring to track daily consumption (caffeine, alcohol, sugar), sleep aids you might be trying (valerian, melatonin, acupuncture) or other factors in your environment (barometric pressure, CO2, pollen count) using something called the Curious platform...

-And much more! Do you have questions, comments or feedback about the Oura ring, the Premium podcast, or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

Sep 19, 2015

Meet Nick Littlehales.

I first mentioned Nick back in podcast episode #326, in which I talked about a Guardian article entitled "The Man Who Showed Cristiano Ronaldo How To Sleep".

The article featured a sleep coach who works with elite athletes from around the globe using very advanced sleep hacking tactics, like customized mattress toppers, HEPA air filters fitted over hotel room vents, and advanced sleeping positions. That coach is Nick, and he is my guest on today's podcast. Nick has over 30 years experience in the world of sleep, sleeping habits, and product design and over 15 years dedicated to elite athletes and professional sport. A former professional golfer, International Sales & Marketing Director of the Slumberland Group and Chairman of the UK Sleep Council, Nick has conducted practical and clinical research projects into the varied sleeping habits adopted by the modern day sleeper and athlete. His unique, passionate, techniques, products and proven approach are endorsed by leading professionals in world sport and business. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Hidden sources of light in places like hotel rooms that can massively disrupt sleep...

-A hack to keep the air conditioner from drying out the air and inhibiting recovery while you sleep...

-The best way to use natural light to awake, even if you're using black-out curtains and a sleep mask...

-Exactly how to determine your ideal sleeping position based on whether you are right or left hand dominant...

-Why Nick recommends strategies such as special filters placed over air-conditioning vents to remove allergens from the room and nasal strips to open airways and avoid mouth-breathing...

-The exact number of 90 minute sleep cycles you need to try to achieve each week...

-The best way to quantitatively measure your sleep using sleep monitoring systems...

-And much more! Resources from this episode:

-SportSleepCoach.com (Nick's website), where you can use code BEN10 to get 10% discount on any Sleep Profile Consult 1.1 & Elite Recovery Consult, which are virtual tools available to anyone globally.

-Article: "Is Your Mattress Slowly Killing You."

-Previous podcast with Joe Zelk: "A Hidden Sleep Killer That Flies Under The Radar (And What You Can Do About It)"

-Article:"The Ultimate Guide To Using Light To Biohack Your Circadian Rhythms, Sleep Better & Beat Jet Lag Forever."

-Black polyethylene sheeting for windows

-Sleep Master Sleep Mask -Portable travel humidifier

-Dawn simulator alarm clock

-Lightweight portable HEPA air filter

-Breathe Right nasal strips

-Rhinomed turbine nasal dilator

-Readibands for measuring and quantifying sleep

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about these advanced sleep hacking tactics used by the world's most elite athletes? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, and be sure to visit SportSleepCoach.com (Nick's website), where you can use code BEN10 to get 10% discount on any Sleep Profile Consult 1.1 & Elite Recovery Consult, which are virtual sleep enhancing tools available to anyone globally.

Sep 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015 Podcast: Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.

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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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This podcast is brought to you by Kimera Koffee. Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN10 to instantly get 10% off premium coffee infused with cognitive enhancing nootropics.

This podcast is also brought to you by Caspers mattresses, an obsessively engineered mattress at a shockingly fair price. This mattress has just the right sink and just the right bounce because of two technologies (Latex foam and Memory foam). You get a risk free trial and return policy, which means you can try sleeping on a Casper for 100 days, with free delivery and 100% painless returns. The mattresses are made in America, and are $500 for a twin-sized mattress and $950 for a king-sized mattress (compared to industry averages, that’s an outstanding price point!). Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting casper.com/ben and using promo code "ben".

Now Available - Ben Greenfield’s “REV Yourself Conference” – 25 Packaged Interviews With The World’s Leading Experts In Physical & Mental Performance Enhancement Strategies. In this package, you’ll get to watch and listen as Ben Greenfield sits down with the world’s leading experts in biohacking, physical performance, mental performance, cognitive enhancement, personal productivity, muscle gain, fat loss and more. In a frank, easy-to-understand, fireside chat format, these experts reveal all their most cutting-edge secrets, and your access to the videos and audios also includes helpful notes, summaries and more. From Dr. Mercola to Mark Sisson to Nora Gedgaudas, you can check out the lineup and get access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, forever (no expiration!) once you click here to get lifetime access for $47.

Sep 23-24, 2015. Ben is speaking at the Biohackers Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now.

Dec 4-6, 2015. Ben is speaking at the Unbeatable Mind Retreat in Carlsbad, California. This is where SEALFit and Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine will be assembling the best of the best in everything from performance to cutting-edge mental training to advanced sleep tactics and more. Includes amazing ancestral meals, morning WOD's at SEALFit HQ (the site of the world famous Kokoro camp), Warrior Yoga instruction and workouts, and speakers such as Robb Wolf, Dr. Kirk Parsley, Dominic D'Agostino, and more. 

Click here to get in now. New Greenfield Longevity Panels. Working closely with WellnessFX, America's top laboratory for concierge blood testing and online access to all your blood testing results, Ben has developed the "Greenfield Longevity Blood Testing Package", which is the most complete blood testing package that money can buy. There is one package specifically designed for men, and one for women. This is by far the most comprehensive blood testing package that exists, and Ben created it for the health enthusiast, biohacker and anti-aging individual who wants access to the same type of executive health panel and screening that would normally cost tens of thousands of dollars at a longevity institute. Virtually all hormones and all biomarkers are covered in this panel.

Ben Greenfield has officially launched his first work of fiction: “The Forest”. Twin brothers River and Terran discover a portal to a hidden forested world attacked by parasitic fungi, dark shamans, and serpents. Along with an assembled band of unlikely misfits that includes coyotes, whitetail deer, wood thrushes, and fox squirrels, they must unlock their unique powers to control the elements of earth, air, fire and water, and save the forest before the evil they've uncovered can spill back into their own world. Click here to read it now! New chapters released every 7-14 days. The BenGreenfieldFitness Quarterly box has officially launched! When you sign-up, you'll get a Quarterly handpicked box jam-packed with Ben's favorite fitness gear, supplements, nutrients and research-proven biohacks. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! screenshot_1186 Meet the New Podcast Sidekick: Rachel Browne! DSC_0699

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick.

Should You Eat Placentas?

Jacqui says: She wants to know what your thoughts are on using placenta for skin issues. It's a common supplement in Japan, and she wants to know if you've heard anything on its efficacy. What do you think?

In my response, I recommend: -DIY Placental Encapsulation book -Do It Yourself Placenta Encapsulation Kit

The Best Smart Drug Stacks For Creativity

Jory says: He wants to know your best recommendations for stacks that promote creativity. You mention THC - what else?

In my response, I recommend: -My Make Your Own Smart Drugs article -Leafly -Magical Butter Machine -NatureCBD -Alpha Brain -Nexus from Axon Labs

Ben Greenfield's Experience With Transcendental Meditation

Bryan says: He has been practicing Transcendental Meditation since 1974, and he wants to know how your initiation went. Did you transcend?

In my response, I recommend: -TM.org

Rebounding Vs. Running

Natalie says: There's comments saying that rebounding for 15 minutes is the equivalent to running for an hour. Is this true? What are your thoughts on rebounding?

In my response, I recommend: -Mini-trampolines
Sep 12, 2015

Ladies (and any of you gentleman who have a lady in your life) today's podcast is for you.

If you've ever wondered exactly what kind of weight training program a woman should be doing to get a sexy body... ...how women can avoid bulking up... ...common hormone imbalances in fit females... ...why so many Crossfitting ladies have such funky-looking abs... ...and the crucial elements of women's weightlifting 101... ...then you'll love my guest Stephani Gaudreau.

Steph has a formal education in biology and human physiology, 12 years of science teaching experience, holistic nutrition training, and an unabashed love of tasty Paleo food, which she writes about on her blog, Stupid Easy Paleo. She has competed in everything from endurance mountain biking to CrossFit to weightlifting. She coaches weightlifting at CrossFit Fortius in San Diego and has coached CrossFit in gyms reaching from Scotland to SoCal. Steph wrote the best-seller The Paleo Athlete: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Food for Performance in 2014, and recently published the award-winning book, The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Eating Better, Getting Stronger & Gaining the Competitive Edge. Steph’s also recently taken to the airwaves with her chart-topping podcast, Harder to Kill Radio, where she interviews experts in fitness, nutrition and mindset about how to build unbreakable humans.

During our episode, you'll discover: -Even though it's counterintuitive, why Crossfitting women tend to be bulkier than "high-weight, low-rep" weightlifting women... -Why women don't necessarily need to do cardio exercise to lose weight, stay lean or stay toned... -How much fat women should actually "gain" as they age... -Stephanie's #1 recommendation for achieving a daily meditation practice, and why she does it... -Four real "healthy" foods you may be overeating... -What it means to truly be harder to kill... -And much more...

Resources from this episode:

-Performance Paleo Cookbook -The Paleo Athlete -the Headspace app for meditation -Harder to Kill Radio

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about women's weightlifting, how to avoid getting to bulky, common hormone imbalances in fit females or more? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com.

Sep 9, 2015

Sep 9, 2015 Podcast: s Bulletproof Coffee A Scam, The Best Anti-Aging Exercises, The Most Natural Way To Clean Countertops, Can You Use Dried Herbs In A Smoothie, and Should You Use Nasal Breathing When You Race?

Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.

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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 Onnit. Go to Onnit.com/bengreenfield and instantly get 5% off fitness gear and 10% off supplements. Ben recommends grabbing yourself a steelbell for bucket carries and alternating bent rows. This podcast is also brought to you by Harrys shaving. Visit Harrys and use $5 discount code Ben on a Winston set, a Truman set, or any other mighty fine shaving equipment, at a fraction of the cost of drugstore razors.

Now Available - Ben Greenfield’s “REV Yourself Conference” – 25 Packaged Interviews With The World’s Leading Experts In Physical & Mental Performance Enhancement Strategies. In this package, you’ll get to watch and listen as Ben Greenfield sits down with the world’s leading experts in biohacking, physical performance, mental performance, cognitive enhancement, personal productivity, muscle gain, fat loss and more. In a frank, easy-to-understand, fireside chat format, these experts reveal all their most cutting-edge secrets, and your access to the videos and audios also includes helpful notes, summaries and more. From Dr. Mercola to Mark Sisson to Nora Gedgaudas, you can check out the lineup and get access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, forever (no expiration!) once you click here to get lifetime access for $47.

Sep 23-24, 2015. Ben is speaking at the Biohackers Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now.

New Greenfield Longevity Panels. Working closely with WellnessFX, America's top laboratory for concierge blood testing and online access to all your blood testing results, Ben has developed the "Greenfield Longevity Blood Testing Package", which is the most complete blood testing package that money can buy. There is one package specifically designed for men, and one for women. This is by far the most comprehensive blood testing package that exists, and Ben created it for the health enthusiast, biohacker and anti-aging individual who wants access to the same type of executive health panel and screening that would normally cost tens of thousands of dollars at a longevity institute. Virtually all hormones and all biomarkers are covered in this panel.

Ben Greenfield has officially launched his first work of fiction: “The Forest”. Twin brothers River and Terran discover a portal to a hidden forested world attacked by parasitic fungi, dark shamans, and serpents. Along with an assembled band of unlikely misfits that includes coyotes, whitetail deer, wood thrushes, and fox squirrels, they must unlock their unique powers to control the elements of earth, air, fire and water, and save the forest before the evil they've uncovered can spill back into their own world. Click here to read it now! New chapters released every 7-14 days.

The BenGreenfieldFitness Quarterly box has officially launched! When you sign-up, you'll get a Quarterly handpicked box jam-packed with Ben's favorite fitness gear, supplements, nutrients and research-proven biohacks. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some

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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 Bulletproof Coffee A Scam?

Trevor says: He is curious what your thoughts are on the recent article "Butter In Your Coffee and Other Cons: Stories From a Fitness Insider". It talks about a lot of folks who you've discussed on your show, like the Food Babe, Dave Asprey and John Kiefer, and things like Bulletproof Coffee and Carb Backloading being scams. What do you think? Any recommendations for us to dig through the confusion?

In my response, I recommend: -Mark's Daily Apple "Link Love" -Chris Kresser's "The RoundUp" -Alan Aragon's Research Review -Examine's Research Digest -Stone Hearth Newsletters Health, Medical & Science Updates -Suppversity -Perfect Health Diet blog

The Best Anti-Aging Exercises

Bill says: He climbs a mountain (3500-5000 feet) nearly every weekend. Plus he carries a 20.5lbs pack. He is 70 years old and has had some injuries (knee problems and tore his quad last year). Do you think that is a good form of exercise? *he also asks about Cool Fat Burner Vest - we'll direct him to old episodes*

In my response, I recommend: -CoolFatBurner.com -Incline Treadmill

The Most Natural Way To Clean Countertops

Bradley says: He and his wife use the Method All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner to clean their countertops. Is this a safe thing to use to clean or is there a better option out there?

In my response, I recommend: -My How To Detox Your Home article -The EWG's consumer guides website -Oil of oregano

Can You Use Dried Herbs In A Smoothie?

Aleksi says: He is wondering if he could use dried herbs to make his own greens drink.

In my response, I recommend: -This month's Inner Circle Healthy Home workshop herb drying course

Should You Use Nasal Breathing When You Race?

Theresa says: She has been training for a marathon using nasal breathing alone. It was hard at first but then it got easier and easier and she has noticed that she has more energy, especially in her long runs. When she actually races the Chicago Marathon, should she incorporate mouth breathing to get even more air or should she continue with 100% nasal?

In my response, I recommend: -Breathe Right nasal strips -Rhinomed turbine nasal dilator -My previous podcast episode with John Douillard
Sep 5, 2015

Tai Lopez is an investor, partner, or advisor to over 20 multi-million dollar businesses. Through his book club and podcasts, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with 1.4 million people in 40 countries.

At age 16, Tai realized that life was too complex to figure out on his own. So Tai wrote a letter to the wisest person he knew, his grandfather - a scientist - and asked for the answers to life’s hard questions.

Tai was disappointed with his grandfather’s reply. There was no “secret formula.” The letter simply said, "Tai, the modern world is too complicated. You’ll never find all the answers from just one person. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a handful of people throughout your life who will point the way." But one week later his grandfather sent a package containing an old, dusty set of eleven books with a note, "Start by reading these." That began Tai’s habit of reading on his search for what he calls the "Good Life”: the balance of the four major pillars of life - health, wealth, love, and happiness. Over the years, Tai sought out the secrets to that “Good Life” by setting up his life as a series of experiments.

He began by first reading thousands of books from the most impactful figures in history Freud, Aristotle, Gandhi, Charlie Munger, Sam Walton, Descartes, Darwin, Confucius, and countless others. He spent two-and-a-half years living with the Amish, spent time working at a leper colony in India, and helped Joel Salatin pioneer grass-fed, sustainable agriculture on Polyface Farms. He then joined the long list of entrepreneur college dropouts and ended up completely broke (sleeping on his mom’s couch) until he talked five, multi-millionaire entrepreneurs into mentoring him.

Tai went on to become a Certified Financial Planner and worked in the world of finance before becoming a founder, investor, advisor, or mentor to more than 20 multi-million dollar businesses while settling in the Hollywood Hills.

He appeared on various TV and radio shows, spoke at top global universities like The London Business School and the University of Southern California, and created one of the top downloaded podcasts and YouTube channels, called “The Grand Theory of Everything.” In order to get feedback from an even larger audience, Tai started what is now one of the world’s largest book clubs that reaches 1.4 million people in 40 countries with his "Book-Of-The-Day" free email newsletter.

Tai recently summarized all he has learned from his mentors and compiled them into a series of ‘mentor shortcuts’ he calls, "The 67 Steps." He also created an alternative to the traditional business school. This "Millionaire Mentor program" program combines the best of self-learning with the best of a University degree without all the downsides of burdensome costs and inefficient methods.

In this podcast episode with Tai, you'll discover:

-Tai's take on morning routines, and the concept of "chunking your day"...
 
-Which time of day is best to be lazy and take a break...
 
-If Tai could invest in anything right now that would make people healthier or live longer, what he would invest in...
 
-What kind of education Tai would give his kids if he had kids...
 
-You drive a Lamborghini, live in the Hollywood Hills, have what appears to a comfortable life, etc. How do you give back? Do you ever feel "guilty" that you're not giving back enough?

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. You can listen to Part 3 here, in which Tai and I discuss personal finances – particularly in the 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.

Resources we discuss in this episode:

-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

-The Mindful Athlete book

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

Sep 2, 2015

I am currently hunting elk deep in the Colorado mountains, completely off-the-grid.

Hence, there is no official Q&A podcast this week. Instead, I am bringing  you a sneak peek inside the BenGreenfieldFitness Inner Circle - specifically, the show that my wife Jessa and I release each month to our members. In each of these live, interactive shows, we talk about the latest workouts, fitness gear, nutrition, supplements, recipes, anti-aging strategies, biohacks, healthy kid tips, and more. You can click here to listen to the audio, or you can watch the video below. Some of the things you'll get in this episode include: -The true size of the Greenfield wine glasses... -Ben's fancy new foam roller routine, and all the mobility toys he uses for it... -How to use an incline treadmill... -How in-ear light phototherapy works... -How Ben uses cannabidiol for plane flights, and which smart drugs he combines CBD with... -A peppermint oil and soda water hack... -The #1 cause of migraines... -The research and fitness journals Ben personally subscribes to... -Why Jessa chose to step back from stressful workouts -How the Greenfield's deal with arguments and breakdowns... -And much more...

If you want all the handy-dandy shownotes and links that accompany this particular episode, just click here to get a full trial of the BenGreenfieldFitness Inner Circle for $1, and leave your questions, comments or feedback at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

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