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Mar 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 Podcast: 349: Why Athletes Get Sick, How To Biohack Survival, How Often Do You Need To Workout & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.

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Try this loaded smoothie for a quick on the go breakfast that will keep you running all morning long. 1 1/2 cups of brewed Kimera Koffee 1 scoop of raw organic protein powder 1 tablespoon of organic almond butter 1 small piece of raw organic cocoa butter 1 dash of cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth; pour over ice or take in a thermos for a filling morning pick me up. -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at onnit.com/bengreenfield -April 1-21: The Cold Shower Challenge - You take a 5 minute cold shower (no temperature rules, but as cold as your shower can truly go, scout's honor...) each morning for 21 days from April 1st - 21st. Then you post a (clothed or towel clad, no nudies!) photo on any social media outlet you have (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as evidence. You *must* tag @BenGreenfield and you must use the following hashtag: #ColdShowerChallenge. The best part? All proceeds go towards The Brain Trauma Foundation, an organization that conducts innovative clinical research and develops evidence-based guidelines that improve the outcomes for millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. During this challenge you will learn everything you need to know about cold thermogenesis and cold showers, and even get access to a private Facebook community with all participants (including me), donate money to Brain Trauma Foundation, revitalize your life, body, brain and waistline to be ready for spring, and bask in the many cognitive and performance-enhancing benefits of cold thermogenesis! So...you in? Click here to join in now. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only 4 left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece? It was a must-listen - titled "Anti-Aging, Homeschooling, Underwater Workouts, Pooping & More." Click here to listen now or download for later! May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, Tabacco Dock, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. Click here to register and use 10% code "ben". May 27-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who’s Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON’T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. 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 at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. 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Listener Q&A:

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

How To Biohack Survival

Sebastian says: He's from the Great White North and has an interest in bush craft and survival. He's wondering if you have any biohacks for survival, say you have nothing on your back but a backpack, what would some biohacks be? Ie. Creating a fire and using the charcoal to clean your system afterwards? It would be cool to hear what you have to say about this and would be great if you got a survivalist on the podcast in future!

In my response, I recommend: -Kevin Carr's running tips -Tampon survival -Condom tricks -Ice fire -Spit fishing -Book: Emergency by Neil Strauss -Mention upcoming podcast with Aron Snyder

How To Box Breathe

Mark says: He's been experimenting with box breathing at work during stressful meetings etc and when he's doing Heart Math. Can you elaborate on the protocols for box breathing, when and how often can you use it etc?

In my response, I recommend: -Pranayama app

How Often Do You Need To Workout?

Kyle says: He's a huge fan of the show and loves listening to it. He wants your opinion Ben on daily workouts. He's seen people who do 300 burpees/day, barbell squats every day, 30 min jump rope sessions every day. What's your opinion on doing these kinds of workouts? Are they really that good for you?

In my response, I recommend: -How To Look Good Naked & Live A Long Time article

Can You Eat A Kombucha Scoby?

Rick says: He loves the podcast, his question is about SCOBY's. He's wondering if you can blend them or chop them up and put them in a salad?

In my response, I recommend: -Kombucha podcast 

 

 

Mar 26, 2016

I'll admit it: I'm a complete nerd when it comes to using a dizzying array of bodywork tools, massage and deep tissue manipulation, mobility methods and more.

I wake up every morning and "hit" my body with everything from a Rumble Roller to mobility bands to vibrating massage devices and more. It's like some kind of medieval torture experiment. So I was pretty excited when I got a chance to read a brand new book about how to create a "map" of your own connective tissue and then erase pain and / or increase mobility in specific areas of your body using that map.

The name of the book is "The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!". In The MELT Method, manual therapist and exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann describes a self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living, in as little as ten minutes a day, all using techniques that can be done in your own home and taking advantage of the body's natural restorative properties. Sue has personally trained more than 1,300 professionals worldwide and is a leading presenter for national organizations such as IDEA, ECA, and PMA, and a CEU provider for ACE, AFAA, NASM, PMA, and NCBTMB. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and Live! with Regis and Kelly, and the internationally translated MELT Method book has been featured in magazines such as SELF, More, and Prevention. I've been trying the methods in her book on areas like my low back, my hands, my feet and my elbows and they work with surprising efficacy, so I had to get her on the show!

During this episode, you'll discover... -Sue's fascinating story of how she began digging into fascia and connective tissue and its role in pain and movement... -What Sue discovered while dissecting cadavers and learning the truth about fascia that isn't taught in exercise science classes... -The concept of "fascial dehydration", and why it is much more than just a matter of drinking more water... -What most foam rolling and deep tissue work neglects... -Why you shouldn't necessarily use the hardest foam roller you can find... -How to "glide", "shear" and "rinse" specific areas of your body... -Why doing a "rest and assess" prior to doing the MELT method can enhance results... -And much more...

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Sue or I about the MELT method or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Mar 23, 2016

Several weeks ago, I published an article entitled "A Tiny, 1/2 Ounce Piece Of Game-Changing Sleep Technology (And How To Use PEMF For Sleep)". In that article, I introduced a brand new device called the SomniResonance® DeltaSleeper (affectionally known as the "SR1") that am now placing on my collarbone each night before I go to sleep and also using if I wake up in the night, and even using for naps and on airplanes.

The results have been nothing less than astounding. My sleep "efficiency", as measured by the Oura sleep tracking device, has jumped from 81% up to 97%. I have gone from an average of 52 minutes of wake time during a night of sleep down to 28 minutes. My deep sleep has risen from 33 minutes per night to 2 hours and 22 minutes. My sleep latency (how long it takes to fall asleep) has gone from an average of 16 minutes down to a super-fast 7 minutes. My heart rate during a night of sleep has dropped from 39 beats per minute down to 36 beats per minute.

The list goes on and on. I plan on a comprehensive article in the future that shows all of these sleep hacking results and delves more deeply into sleep quantification... ...but in the meantime, Michael Lares - the investor, diver, outdoor enthusiast and friend who introduced me to the SR1 - is my guest on today's podcast, and in this episode, you're going to discover:

-How the SR1 works...

-How to use the SR1 for migraines and headaches...

-The difference between the SR1 and other PEMF devices (like the EarthPulse)...

-Where you should place the SR1 during sleep...

-Whether you can use the SR1 multiple times during the night...

-Whether the SR1 is safe for children...

-How it works for adrenal fatigue and anxiety...

-Which meds should or should not be combined with the SR1...

-Which countries the SR1 is legal in...

-How to try an SR1 without any risk...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -The DeltaSleeper (use 5% discount code “Greenfit10) -The Oura Sleep tracking ring -The Earthpulse PEMF device -A Navy SEAL Physician Reveals How Hard-Charging, High-Achievers Can Fall Asleep Fast -The Man Behind The Advanced Sleep Hacking Tactics Used By The World’s Most Elite Athletes

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about the DeltaSleeper SR1 device? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either Michael or I will reply, and you want to try the SR1 for yourself, simply click here and use 5% discount code “Greenfit10”.

Mar 19, 2016

Did Lindsey Lohan really get drunk on kombucha? How much caffeine and sugar is in kombucha? Can you eat that slimy scoby thing that floats to the top? How can you make kombucha more "bubbly" if you're making it yourself? Can kombucha be used for things other than just drinking? Is it safe to mix kombucha with cocktails or (as I do) to top it off with a bit of vodka now and then?

We're going to tackle all these topics and much more in today's interview with Hannah Crum, author of the brand new title "The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea" Hannah joined me last year for the podcast episode "Kombucha: Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask.", but since then, she's written the quintessential guide to all things kombucha, and what I would consider to be the #1 resource for anybody who wants to know everything there is to know about kombucha. With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want — for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!). Hannah Crum is known as The Kombucha Mamma, and is founder of Kombucha Kamp, the most visited website in the world for Kombucha information, recipes and advice. Hannah is also an industry journalist & Master Brewer, directly mentoring thousands of new and experienced Kombucha brewers and providing consultation services for Kombucha start-ups since 2007. Hannah is also a leader and featured speaker in the Southern California Real Food movement, using the "Kombucha Lifestyle" as an introduction to other fermented foods, gut health, the human microbiome, "bacteriosapiens" and more. She ships freshly grown, full-size Kombucha starter cultures to more than 10,000 people worldwide and offers kits and Continuous Brew Packages, the ultimate in convenient homebrewed Kombucha, via her webstore. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-A quick review of what kombucha actually is...
 
-How kombucha affects your liver (and why you should have trace amounts of alcohol in your kombucha)...
 
-Why nearly all our ancestors drank some form of kombucha...
 
-How much caffeine is in kombucha, and which chemicals in kombucha balance out any caffeine...
 
-The true facts about kombucha and sugar...
 
-What kind of water to use if you make your own kombucha...
 
-Whether you can or should eat the "scoby" part of kombucha (and one suprising use for the scoby)...
 
-How to get more bubbles and carbonation in your kombucha...
 
-How you can you know if you have mold or could be making "bad" kombucha...
 
-Hannah's #1, most recommended kombucha recipe (that you're guaranteed to have never heard of!)...
 
-The surprising, some non-drinking ways you can use kombucha...
 
-How to make an amazing "pork-tini" with your kombucha...
 
-And much more!

Resources from this episode: Get Your Free Kombucha DIY Guide & E-book Here Link to Hannah's kombucha book tour & dates Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Hanna or I about the Big Book of Kombucha or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Mar 16, 2016

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/breadhead Confession: I eat bread a few times a week. Mostly, it's my wife Jessa's mouth-watering, homemade sourdough bread. But lately, I saw a documentary got me thinking a bit more about bread, how much you can "get away" with eating, how often you can or should eat it, and whether it affects parts of your body other than your gut, even if you don't have something like celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

The documentary is called "Bread Head", and in it, 33 year old director Max Lugavere explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max's "vlogs" have garnered thousands of fans, and in each of these, he delivers bite-sized blasts of easily digestible information on health science topics ranging from intermittent fasting to the microbiome. You can check them out here. He has spoken at both the NY Academy of Sciences and the United Nations, has appeared on multiple top health podcasts and TV shows including NBC Nightly News, and is a Yahoo Health contributor and regular guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show.

During this podcast, you'll discover: -What bread has to do with your head... -Why bread affects a lot of people who don't have celiac disease and have no gluten-related gut issues... -How long bread can have a deleterious effect on your body after you eat it... -How much bread you can "get away" with eating... -Whether you can eat bread if the bread has been fermented, like traditionally made sourdough bread... -What if you use a gluten digesting enzyme like gluten peptidase... -Hidden sources of the same type of dangerous compounds you can find in commercial bread... -And much more!

Resources from this episode: -Aztec sea salt -MCT oil -Max's Dr. Oz Explanation of Bread & The Brain video -The BreadHead Teaser (below) and BreadHead movie Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Max or I about bread and what it can do to your brain? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Mar 15, 2016

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Back in college, I interned at Duke University and worked with an NFL football player named Willie Roaf. I remember being completely flabbergasted at how this enormous man who was over 6'5" and weighed over 325 pounds could move like a cat, with extreme speed and precision and power while simultaneously generating enormous amounts of strength.

Today, I interview two experts who fill me in on some of the secrets that collegiate athletes are using to prepare for the NFL combine, the same underground tactics used by athletes in the NFL who are complete physical specimens. I wanted to pick these experts' brains about to learn how these NFL athletes train, how they recover, how they sleep and more…and in this episode you're going to get a sneak peek. My guests are two specialists that train and fuel these elite football athletes: Michelle Riccardi and Denis Logan.

Michelle Riccardi, MS, RD, CSSD, Sports Performance Dietitian has 18 years of experience providing sports nutrition services to professional and elite athletes in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, PGA, NFLPA, and NCAA as well as International and Olympic athletes, tactical athletes and fire fighters. She also serves on the EXOS Mentorship Education Team.

Denis Logan, Performance Specialist, joined the EXOS Athletes’ Performance team in January 2008. A 2007 graduate of the Athletes’ Performance Intern Program, Denis serves as a performance specialists in the education department. Prior to joining Athletes’ Performance, he was a strength coach at Aviator Sports Performance in New York. Denis most recently completed his M.S. in Fitness and Health Management from the US Sports Academy. Both Michelle and Denis just returned from the NFL Combine, a week-long showcase occurring every February at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where college football players perform a big battery of physical and mental tests in front of National Football League coaches, general managers, and scouts. Implications of an athlete's performance during the combine can affect their draft status and salary, and ultimately their career, and an athlete's "draft stock" is increased based on superior measurable qualities such as size, speed, and strength. Michelle and Denis are real experts when it comes to maximizing these qualities, and during this episode, you'll discover:

-What the NFL Combine is...

-What kind of blood testing athletes have done in the NFL Combine...

-How personalized and individualized meals are created for each athlete...

-What kind of supplements the athletes take...

-A typical a ‘day in the life of an athlete’...

-Why dry needling and acupuncture is used...

-The concept of VooDoo bands and how they are used in the athletes...

-How an athlete's sleep is enhanced at the Combine...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -EXOS Sports Performance -The NFL Combine website -WellnessFX Blood Testing Do you have questions, comments or feedback about how to train for the NFL Combine, or anything else from this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com.

Mar 12, 2016
Several podcast episodes ago, I tackled a very tricky and often confusing topic with a doctor named Konstantin Monastyrsky.
 
In that episode, entitled "How Much Fiber To Eat, Where To Get Your Fiber, And Is Fiber *Really* Killing Your Insides?", Konstantin covered several topics, including:
-Why it is that doctors tell us to eat plenty of fiber…and what doctors don’t know…
-How much fiber is “too much”, and how much it varies from person to person… -The difference between just eating lots of fruits and vegetables vs. using a high fiber “cleanse”... -The truth behind dangerous “laxatives”… -What someone with constipation can do if high fiber and laxatives is not the solution… -And much more... That particular episode generated so many dozens and dozens of questions that I decided to bring Konstantin back, and in this episode, I ask him:
-In the article "Is Fiber Bad For You", you discuss how you don't endorse eating the skins of vegetables and fruits. But what about the insoluble fiber you're missing out on, and also the other benefits listed here?
 
-Isn't there a "hormetic" effect to eating the type of components in the skin of foods like potatoes and tomatoes and eggplants?
 
-The study "Stopping or reducing dietary fiber intake reduces constipation and its associated symptoms"...and I know that sometimes, especially when acute or inflamed or infected, lower fiber can be helpful.  This is why lower fiber is recommended for acute IBD and for many cases of SIBO. But, once the GI is healed, wouldn't a higher fiber intake is generally well tolerated and health promoting?
 
-You say: “Fiber intake has also been linked with the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes.”  But that study you quoted in full says:
 
"Fiber intake has also been linked with the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes. These factors include high blood pressure, high insulin levels, excess weight (especially around the abdomen), high levels of triglycerides, the body’s main fat-carrying particle, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Several studies suggest that higher intake of cereal fiber and whole grains may somehow ward off this increasingly common syndrome."
 
How would you reply?
 
-How do you address this association between fiber intake and lowering of coronary disease?
 
"Our results suggest an inverse association between fiber intake and MI. These results support current national dietary guidelines to increase dietary fiber intake and suggest that fiber, independent of fat intake, is an important dietary component for the prevention of coronary disease."
 
and this:
 
"The greatest impact on lowering total and LDL cholesterol is derived from reduced intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol as well as weight reduction in obese persons. Diets high in complex carbohydrates and fiber are associated with reduced mortality rates from CHD and other chronic diseases. Fiber found in oats, barley, and pectin-rich fruits and vegetables provides adjunctive lipid-lowering benefits beyond those achieved by reductions in total and saturated fat alone. The AHA recommends a total dietary fiber intake of 25 to 30 g/d from foods, not supplements, to ensure nutrient adequacy and maximize the cholesterol-lowering impact of a fat-modified diet. Current dietary fiber intakes among adults in the United States average about 15 g, or half the recommended amount."
 
-How do you feel about resistant starch and the current "resistant starch" interest in the dietary industry? Is that a form of fiber that also causes issues, or not? Would you recommend this diet in certain cases?
 
-How does one specifically "fix" a colon that has lack of bacteria. Does a probiotic work? OR would you need more of an enema approach? The reason I ask is I have seen many folks endorse the use of probiotic and/or butyrate enemas for colonic health.
 
-How about fecal transplants. How do you feel about those for restoring colonic health?
 
-When it comes to constipation, what is your #1 solution, in terms of specific ingredients or protocols that can help with it?
 
-And finally, the million dollar question, do you use a Squatty Potty?
If you want to try any of Konstantin’s supplements for healing the gut or eliminating constipation, or read his book “The Fiber Menace”, simply click here. Questions, comments or feedback about how much fiber to eat? Leave them at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either Konstantin or I will reply!
Mar 9, 2016

March 9, 2016 Podcast: A 382 Day Fast, How To Biohack A Hotel, Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds, Carb Cycling For Fat Loss & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.

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-2 tablespoons Kimera Koffee -1 dash of nutmeg -1 dash of cayenne pepper -1 1/2 cups of water -1 tablespoon of organic brown sugar -1/2 tablespoon organic unsweetened cocoa powder -1 cinnamon stick -Add Kimera Koffee to a French Press with nutmeg and cayenne pepper. -Combine water and organic brown sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. -Once water comes to a boil, remove from heat and let it rest for 30 seconds. Pour half the water into the French Press. Wait one minute and then add remaining water. Mix with spoon. Wait five minutes before pushing the press down. -When ready to serve, place the organic unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon stick into a mug. Pour coffee over this and mix for 15 seconds.

-FitLife Organifi - use 20% discount BEN on the best tasting greens superfood blend on the planet. Use latte frother and icy cold water for an amazing taste! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece? It was a must-listen - titled "Anti-Aging, Homeschooling, Underwater Workouts, Pooping & More." Click here to listen now or download for later! New course from Ben! The 7 Day Full Body Reboot Program To Get Strong And Fit. Optimal fitness and health are closer than you think. In just one week, you can set yourself up for a strong, long, lean and healthy body. May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, Tabacco Dock, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. Click here to register and use 10% code "ben". May 27-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who’s Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON’T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. 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 at a 40% discount. 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_1271

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Listener Q&A:

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

Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds (And The Truth About Flax, Chia & Estrogen)

Brock says: What's your take on the Chia/Flaxseed phyto-estrogen thing that a lot of people have been taking about? Flax are apparently extremely high in phyto-estrogen and Chia seeds are getting a bad rap. Both of them are things you recommend in the past, not in huge quantities, but is there anything he should be worried about?

In my response, I recommend: -

Carb Cycling For Fat Loss

Wendy says: She recently listened to the Mark Sisson podcast and was in agreement with everything. She's wondering what your thoughts are on eating a LCHF diet for 5 days then switching to a LFHC diet for three days and repeating this cycle forever for fat loss?

In my response, I recommend: -Carb backloading -Dulloo AG, Samec S. Uncoupling proteins: their roles in adaptive thermogenesis and substrate metabolism reconsidered. Br J Nutr 2001;86:123-139. -Douyon L, Schteingart DE. Effect of obesity and starvation on thyroid hormone, growth hormone, and cortisol secretion. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2002;31:173-189. -Friedl KE, et al. Endocrine markers of semistarvation in healthy lean men in a multistressor environment. J Appl Physiol 2000;88:1820-1830. de Rosa G, et al. Thyroid function in altered nutritional state. Exp Clin Endocrinol 1983;82:173-177. -Klein S, et al. Leptin production during early starvation in lean and obese women. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2000;278:E280-E284. -Ahima RS, et al. Leptin regulation of neuroendocrine systems. Front Neuroendocrinolgy 2000;21:263-307. -Weyer C, et al. Changes in energy metabolism in response to 48 h of overfeeding and fasting in Caucasians and Pima Indians. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2001;25:593-600. -Mansell PI, MacDonald IA. The effect of underfeeding on the physiological response to food ingestion in normal weight women. Br J Nutr 1988;60:39-48. -Kozusko FP. Body weight setpoint, metabolic adaption and human starvation. Bull Math Biol 2001;63:393-403. -Dulloo AG, Jacquet J. Adaptive reduction in basal metabolic rate in response to food deprivation in humans: a role for feedback signals from fat stores. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68:599-606.

How To Biohack A Hotel

Ian says: He's trying to build a high end luxury bed and breakfast in Canada and wants your suggestion for what to provide people. Its a very active sporty town - hardcore mountain biking, skiing, dirt biking etc. What would be the best gear, home set up, supplements, sleep optimization and recovery ideas to include?

In my response, I recommend: -Infrared Sauna (& cold pool) -Fats & exogenous ketones (e.g. Pruvit) / Laird Hamilton's Superfoods -Chilipad cube -Normatec boots -An altitude training system -How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home book

The Ultimate Altitude Training Supplement Stack

Hans says: He's training for a 50K ultramarathon in Patagonia, in April, and he's doing it from Cuzco in Peru - 3500 m above sea level. His body has taken 3 weeks to adapt and now he can go for long runs with out feeling exhausted. His heart rate compared to effort is very high - how can he adjust his training at this altitude so he can get the most out of it? Also, the race is at sea level, is there a golden number of days he should stay at sea level before the race?

In my response, I recommend:   -Nitric oxide precursors (e.g. EXOS arginine) -Hydration (e.g. coconut water, OralIV, etc.) -Adaptogens to assist with nervous system (e.g. TianChi)   -Mitochondrial support (e.g. Mitogen)   -Electrolytes (e.g. Athlytes by Millennium Sports - 50% discount mstbg09)

-We finish this episode with a tip from Jordan Harbinger at the Art of Charm. -----------------------------------------------------

Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!

-We finish this episode with a tip from Jordan Harbinger at the Art of Charm, on being a better leader by leading without domination, and also a special announcement from PodcastOne.

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Mar 5, 2016

Meet Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece - sporting legends, nutrition and fitness gurus, parents, and - as you will discover on this podcast - deep thinkers and philosophers of life.

Laird is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and an occasional fashion and action-sports model. He is married to Gabrielle Reece (AKA "Gabby"), a professional volleyball player, television personality, and model. In this podcast (recorded at Laird and Gabby's home in Kauai) you'll discover:

-Why Laird and Gabby choose to live in Hawaii...

-What it's like to transition from being a pro athlete to moving into later years of life, and Laird and Gabby's anti-aging tips and tricks...

-The special breathwork protocol Laird and Gabby both use...

-How Laird combines cold, hot, hypoxia, underwater training and more for the ultimate workout...  

-The top biohacks Laird keeps in his garage...

-A special coffee blend that serves as rocket fuel for your body and brain...

-One very stinky fruit Laird takes a shot of each morning...

-Why Laird and Gabby homeschool, and why they do it... -

How to stay young and vibrant, age gracefully, and defy the norms of what we accept for older generations...

-And much more!  

Resources from this episode: -Laird's website -Gabby's website -The NBC show "Strong" -Laird's superfoods and coffee blends -The Glasses Off app -Neil Strauss's author page -The iCool cold pool -The Iceman Wim Hof podcast -The Unschooling podcast with Ben Hewitt -Don Wildman's Hardest Workout In The World

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me, Laird Hamilton or Gabby Reece? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

Mar 2, 2016
 
Ben is off-the-grid hiking and exploring the island of Kauai in Hawaii (click here to stay tuned to Instagram to see some very entertaining photos of his adventures). So today, we bring you a special audio episode: the full chapter 3 of Ben's New York Times best-selling book "Beyond Training".
 
In this chapter, you're going to discover that there is definitely more than one way to build endurance, and whether you're a Crossfitter, obstacle course racer, marathoner, triathlete, cyclist, swimmer or anyone else who simply wants to build stamina, grit, and endurance, and this audio is going to show you the very best way to do just that.
 
If you like this chapter, then please know that Beyond Training is available as an audiobook, Kindle, and physical book here, and also available in audio .mp3 form to anyone who is a Premium member of Ben Greenfield Fitness show. The book was just updated last month with over 6 new months of Ben's research and edits.
 
Questions, comments or feedback after listening? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!
 
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