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Apr 30, 2016

A few months ago, I released the article "Dark & Dirty Secrets Of The Wine Industry, Four Ways To Make Wine Healthier, and What Kind Of Wine Fit People Should Drink.

In it, I detailed the serious issues with arsenic, overpricing, lack of sustainability, high levels of sulfites, amines and ochratoxins, boatloads of sugars, high pH levels (that increase the possibility of contamination by unwanted organisms), a less than stellar taste, plastic polyethylenes and many other problems plaguing the modern wine industry - and causing many people (including my wife) to get headaches or poor sleep from a nightly glass of wine.

At the end of that post, I highlight that I now drink a new kind of healthy wine called "FitVineWine", and in today's podcast, I interview Mark Warren, co-founder of FitVineWine, a national level black belt competitor in TaeKwonDo, a Crossfitter and of course, as a wine enthusiast and father of two boys, a man after my own heart.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Why there are shocking levels of additives and other fillers in most modern wines...

-How most wineries add sugar and grape concentrate to wines to adjust the pH (and why pH is so important)...

-Why many wines are filtered through wheat and contain gluten...

-Whether you need to be concerned about mold in wine...

-How you can concentrate the amount of antioxidants like resveratrol, polyphenols and proanthocyanidins in grapes...

-What it means for a wine to be "biodynamic" or "organically" farmed...

-Why many wines are over-irrigated and why wineries should use less water, not more...

-Why wine grapes should be grown at higher, cooler elevations...

-Why people really aren't allergic to sulfites in wine, and why it's something else altogether...

-How FitVineWine compares to other popular "healthy" or "Paleo" wines out there...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -FitVineWine.com (use 10% discount code BEN10) California Winemakers Sued Over High Levels of Arsenic in Wines Bad News for Those of You Who, Like Us, Drank Cheap Wine Each and Every Night of Your 20s Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or my guest Mark on anything we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply...and click here to get a bottle of red or a bottle of white at FitVineWine.com with 10% discount code BEN10 (assuming you’re 21 years of age or older).

Apr 27, 2016

If you don't know who Robb Wolf is, you have probably been living either in a cave or at McDonald's.

Robb is a former research biochemist and author of the New York Times Best Selling book "The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet".

Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars. He has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men’s Health “top 30 gyms in America” and he is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for Specialty Health Inc, Paleo FX, and Paleo Magazine.

Robb is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athletes at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champions in MMA, motocross, rowing and triathlon. He has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps.

In this episode, I dig into a day in the life of Robb, and reveal some the most important training, nutrition and biohacking tools he's been implement lately. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The details of Robb's Lazy Lobo ranch... -Robb's"dream" legit permaculture small farm setting for a family...

-What Robb has found by experimenting with post-meal blood glucose monitoring and what he has found...

-How to get the most strength training bang for your buck out of something called "alactic" sets...

-Why Robb likes the "Versaclimber" so much... 

-How Robb has been using binaural beats...

-Robb's smart drug of choice...

-Everything you need to know about using nicotine gum...

-A never-before-revealed secret about Robb's new book he's writing...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -FlowerChecker app for plant identification -My Training At 44 -Brainwave app for binaural beats -Sleepstream app for binaural beats -My article on making your own smart drugs -GoodSense nicotine gum -WebMD piece on nicotine gum -"Healthy food" differ by individuality -Algorithm for genes that predict low-carb/high fat vs. high carb-low fat -Dexcom G5 blood glucose monitoring -PaleoFX 16 -Primal Endurance book by Mark Sisson -The Vasper exercise device -The Versaclimber

Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for myself or Robb? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.

Apr 26, 2016

This is a special bonus podcast episode with the guy you get to meet and hang out with if you come to the July 8, 9 and 10 SEALFit 20x event at my house!

Two years ago, I reported on my experience at the brutal SEALFit Kokoro camp, a 60+ hour crucible you can read more about at "26 Mile Night Hikes, Surf Swim Torture, 450 Pound Giant Logs And More: What To Expect at SEALFit Kokoro Camp And 9 Ways To Get More Tough."

In that article, I mention a guy named "Lance Cummings". Coach Lance's snarling face struck fear deep into the heart of every Kokoro participant in my class, and he is well known for being the man who dishes out extreme amounts of suffering and hardship for anybody brave enough to step into Kokoro.

But there's much more to coach Lance Cummings than simply being a man who could kill you with his pinky finger.

Technically, Lance is director of training at SEALFit.

Before that, retired from Active Duty Navy Service with 30 years of combined Active and Reserve service. After graduating BUD/s Class 124 he deployed overseas in support of US Foreign Policy with six different SEAL teams on both the east and west coast. He served at the Naval Special Warfare Center as a Basic Underwater/SEAL (BUD/s) instructor where he earned his Master Training Specialist classification. He also worked several State Department Security Team contracts with private employers during his time in the Naval Reserves.

He left Active Duty in 1995 to pursue a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, graduating in 2000 from Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta. While running a Chiropractic practice in Ga. and continuing to serve in the SEAL Reserves, he was recalled to Active Duty in January 2002 to deploy to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He made 7 subsequent Middle East deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq with three different SEAL Teams as well as contracting with Blackwater Security.

As the Training Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group 1, in charge of West Coast SEAL Team operational training and readiness, he helped establish the Human Performance Initiative, a tactical readiness assessment and evaluation testing system utilized by every SEAL team today.

Since retiring from the Navy in 2011, Lance has coached at SEALFIT Integrative Training, where he, Mark Divine, and numerous SEALs and selected civilian coaches conduct multi-day Academies, 20X, Kokoro Camps and custom team events, both locally and internationally.

His athletic accomplishments include hundreds of triathlons, multi-day adventure races (he once paddled from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours), endurance horse racing, and he has been a member of World Championship Teams in Military Pentathlon, Naval Pentathlon, Outrigger Canoe and Dragon Boat racing. He has won several Marksmanship awards in inter-service competition in both handgun and carbine categories, and also competes in Stand Up Paddle Board Racing, archery and mountain biking.

He continues his passion for Chiropractic, both with people and animal patients. He is certified in Cold Laser Therapy, Functional Mobility, Thermal Imaging, and is a registered Emergency Medical Technician.   His wife is a practicing Emergency Physician, and he also has nine year old twins.

His certifications and experiences include:

Honor Graduate, US Army Master Fitness Trainer Academy SEAL Team Training Officer Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician NAUI Scuba Instructor US Navy Master Training Specialist Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Doctorate in Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta GA BS Education, Southern Illinois University American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Instructor TRX Suspension Training Level 1, 2 and Sports Rehabilitation Trainer Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level II Certified Structural Functional Movement Assessment Certified US Military Pentathlon Athlete US Navy Pentathlon Athlete USA Mens Dragon Boat Team 2011, 2013, 2015 – Team physician and competitor Outrigger Canoe USA/World Championship Teams

So the guy is a wealth of knowledge on not just survival and warfare, but also fitness, taking care of aging and injured bodies, pushing through pain and much more. During our discussion, you’ll discover:

-What it feels like for Lance to be "the man" who strikes fear in the heart of all Kokoro participants...

-When Lance decided he wanted to be a SEAL...

-Whether Lance thinks he is simply "hardwired" differently from a genetics standpoint, or whether something happened during his childhood that made him a high achiever...

-Why Lance got into pentathlon (and this crazy Brazilian penthathlon video)...

-Lance's story of paddling from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours...

-As one of the "fittest old dudes" I know, what Lance's fitness program look like... -How Lance pushes through pain...

-The top tools Lance uses as a chiropractor - tools people know little about, but should when it comes to enhancing recovery or managing injuries...

-What to expect at a SEALFit 20x event, and what can people expect at the Eastern Washington event at my house...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -The SEALFit 20x physical standards -Erchonia laser practitioner directory -"The Mindful Athlete" book by George Mumford -The TRX Suspension trainer that Lance swears by -FMS Functional Movement Systems -My three part series on SEALFit Academy & Kokoro -The SEALFit events page -SEALFit Kokoro -The upcoming SEALFit 20X course at Ben Greenfield's house

Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about anything that coach Lance Cummings and I discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply. And remember to click here if you want to get in on the upcoming SEALFit 20X course at Ben Greenfield's house!

Apr 23, 2016

I get tons of questions about my daily routine. Do I meditate and if so, how? On which days do I do which workouts? How many cups of coffee are "acceptable"? When do I time alcohol intake? Do I have a special journaling routine? 

You get the idea. And I've already revealed all this and much more in previous articles... ...including:

-My morning routine

-My afternoon routine

-My evening routine

But in today's podcast, I interview Craig Ballantyne, author of the brand new book "The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life". Why did I want to get Craig's perspective? Because Craig is one accomplished dude... Craig is a productivity and success transformation coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women’s Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others. His articles have also been featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk. In 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training, and in 2013 he created the Home Workout Revolution bodyweight exercise program. Over 100,000 men and women have used his 6 Minutes to Skinny weight loss system since 2014. Craig is also the founder of the Certified Turbulence Training Program, certifying trainers from all corners of the globe. He holds an annual Turbulence Training Summit every year for fitness experts to become better trainers and get more clients so they make more money and live the Perfect Life. Craig’s online success has led him to create books and a coaching program to show other gurus how to take their ideas and help thousands of people. He holds seminars around the world, and he teaches at the annual SovereignAcademy.org camp every summer in Lithuania. Craig has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, and his toughest battle was fighting crippling anxiety attacks. He finally discovered how to beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation, and today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose 10 to 75 pounds, get a raise and make more money, find the love of their life, and overcome any obstacle in the way of success. On his website, EarlytoRise.com, you’ll find his daily essays on success, productivity, time management, fitness, weight loss and self-improvement.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What it means to "control the morning"...

-What Craig thinks about the research that shows some people are better in the evening vs. the morning...

-How Craig meshes going to bed so early with social life...

-How Craig deals with travel potentially throwing him out of his routine...

-Why Craig avoids alcohol before bedtime and caffeine after 1pm...

-How Craig deals with e-mail, and the technique he uses to avoid e-mail until noon...

-Craig's 10-2-3-1-0 formula for a perfect night of sleep...

-Why Craig calls the afternoon "chaotic", and what you can do about it...

-Why a story of "the fisherman and the crabs" is important for you to know...

-The #1 action step you can take today to take control of your time and own your day...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life -Turbulence Training -My article on morning-evening peak productivity times -DeltaSleeper PEMF device -The Oura ring Ben uses (mention this podcast for free shipping) -The Boomerang app for email -idonethis app for managing teams/emails -Sunrise alarm clock -A secret page on Craig's site that shows you how to get 75% less email

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Craig about our "perfect day"? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Apr 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 Podcast: 351: Secrets Of The Fittest Old People, Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips, How To Get Rid Of Injuries Fast & 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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This podcast is brought to you by: -FourSigmatic foods - use code bengreenfield for 15% off anything, including the chaga elixir Ben throws into his coffee most mornings. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -Onnit - Get 10% off the brand new emulsified MCT oil 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 three left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Aron Synder?. It was a must-listen - titled "Backpacking, Wilderness Survival, Combat Conditioning, Hunting Fitness & More With Aron Snyder". Click here to listen now or download for later! May 11, 2016: Ben is speaking at the brand new Natural Grocers in Spokane, WA on "Little Known, Easy-To-Find Foods That Burn Fat". Click here for more details or to get in for free now. 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, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, 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. "Supercharged" will also premier at the London Biohackers Summit! Imagine, a mind quick as lightning, a body charged with energy. No, it’s not a fictional superhero. It’s you. SuperCharged. Ticket Includes a live Q&A panel with the stars of the movie: Ben Greenfied, Jack Kruse and Ruben Salinas. Panel moderated by the director Sarah Turner and producer Harry Massey. All conference tickets include the movie. A ticket for only the movie & panel is available at a price of £29, but you get an instant 10% off by clicking here. May 26-29, 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. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register 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 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. 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_1310

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Listener Q&A:

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

How To Stay Fit When You're Sitting

Dougie says: He's seen you write a lot about sitting and sedentary behavior. He has to sit in the same position for the 60 mins/day every day when he drives. He can't decrease his sedentary sitting time. Do you have any ideas for house to combat this?

In my response, I recommend: -The new book "Deskbound" by Kelly StarrettCompex or MarcPro ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code “Ben”) –PowerLung - Captain of Crush/Hand Expander Band- Eric Goodman's Core Foundation

Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips

James says: His wife just had their first child. What are some of things you did with your boys to make sure they were flourishing and healthy?

In my response, I recommend: -Chris Kresser's Healthy Baby Code -Dave Asprey's Better Baby Book -10 Ways To Grow Tiny Superhumans -Lighting Science Sleep Baby Bulbs

How To Get Rid Of Injuries Fast

Neale says: He’s been having issues with RSI in his shoulder and his hip. He's wondering if you can give him any suggestions for how to get these things sorted out? Anything food/supplement related? He's currently doing LCHF diet, for the past year and its going well. He wanted to get consistently running again, can you help him out?

In my response, I recommend: -My metabolic mobility routine -Supple Leopard book

What To Eat Before, During And After Workouts

Rachel says: Her question is, what should she be eating pre and post workouts? She's heard a lot of conflicting information on protein, fat and carbs and when you should be eating them. She'd love to get your insight.

In my response, I recommend: -

 

Apr 16, 2016

Aron Snyder is a man of many hats and should be highly interesting to you if you are interested in the outdoors, weightlifting, backpacking, MMA or hunting.

As a former military man, search and rescue team member and MMA fighter, and the current knowledge guru at an outdoors gear company called "Kifaru" (use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there!), he takes his physical training seriously and specializes in a real world approach that gets men and women prepared for everything from wilderness survival, to epic backpacking trips, to the difficult hunts on the face of the planet. He's an outdoor photographer, freelance writer, and one extremely hardcore, tough guy who knows plenty about getting a heavy backpack to fit right, surviving in harsh conditions, taking epic nature pictures, hunting big animals, and much more.

When it comes to all things outdoors, Aron is one of the most entertaining, knowledgeable guys you'll ever meet, and during our podcast discussion, you'll discover: -

How Aron went from lifting big weights, taking steroids and being a gym rat to being a hunting guide and outdoors expert...

-The craziest situation Aron has ever found himself on during an outdoors expedition...

-How to get a heavy backpack to fit as comfortably as possible for as long a period of time...

-How Aron loaded his backpack to handle 180 pounds for 8 miles...

-How much of a backpack weight should be on the hip bones vs. the shoulders...

-Why some backpacks cost so much...

-What you would find in Aron's ideal backpacking pack for a multi-day pack...

-How to start a fire in no time flat in the wilderness... -Aron's top water filtering and purification tactics...

-What kind of tarp and stove combination Aron carries...

-The most amazing photo Aron has ever taken...

-And much more...

Resources from this episode: -The Kifaru website (use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there!) -Study Ben mentions on testosterone -Trenbolone supplementation -The Rokslide website -Gritty Bowmen podcast -TrainToHunt -The Steripen -Aquimira water purification -Trioxane -Delorme Inreach -Kifaru Supertarp/Megatarp -Kifaru Ultralight stove -Instagram.com/Aron_Snyder

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

At the Kifaru website you can use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there.

Apr 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 Podcast: 350: Why You Should "Cheat" On Meals, When You Shouldn't Get A Blood Test, Which Massage Oil Is Healthiest & 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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Two quick corrections: -Earthrunners earthing sandals discount is 10%, not 30%. Our apologies! -Ambronite superfoods meal replacement discount is "BEN15". This podcast is brought to you by: -EarthRunners - use code BEN10 for 10% discount on these minimalist outdoor sandals that sync up with the earth’s circadian rhythm (24 hour cycle) by exposing your biology to planet's natural frequencies via carbon lacing and carbon plugs built into the sandal. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -FitLife - get 20% off the best tasting green juice powder on the face of the planet with discount code "BEN". -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 three left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode on Transcendental Meditation. It was a must-listen - titled "TM - Cult, Quackery or Science". Click here to listen now or download for later! May 11, 2016: Ben is speaking at the brand new Natural Grocers in Spokane, WA on "Little Known, Easy-To-Find Foods That Burn Fat". Click here for more details or to get in for free now. 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 26-29, 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. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register 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 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. 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_1301

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Listener Q&A:

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

When You Shouldn't Get A Blood Test

Phil says: His wife is 54 and has a long list of health issues, many of which developed later in life. From food allergies and asthma to aching knees to swollen fingers in the morning, which she describes as Mickey Mouse hands. All of her doctors just want to treat her symptoms but he wants to treat the causes. Would you recommend a functional wellness test like WellnessFX and if so, which one would you choose? Or would you recommend something else?

In my response, I recommend: -Cyrex Lab Testing -Gut Testing -Heavy Metal Testing -Autoimmune Paleo Diet -Functional Medicine Practitioner

Which Massage Oil Is Healthiest?

Sherry says: She loves the show, she’s been listening for the past 6 months and she hooked. She’s going to a bunch of the conferences you're speaking at. She’s a personal trainer, group instructor and massage therapist. She’s wondering what the absorption level is of massage oil into your body. What are the pros and cons of of absorbing all that oil into the skin if she’s massaging 6 hours per day?

In my response, I recommend: -New Greenfield Anti-Aging Skin Serum

Ben's Bug Out Bag

Ryan says: He’s from Mobile, Alabama, and he’s got a fun question. He’s one of those Waco conspiracy theorist type - people who believes the sustainability of our financial system won’t remain much longer. He was hoping you could put together a list of top 10 items, foods, remedies that he can keep and start storming that will help them optimize or maintain health during times of hardship.

In my response, I recommend: -Survival Magazine -Survival bracelet -Thieves essential oil -Cinnamon essential oil -Sprouting Seeds -Actionwipes -Ambronite -Chlorella -Curcumin -Portable Structured Water Filter -Healthy Chocolate (e.g. Bulletproof)

How Women Can Fix Metabolic Damage From Overtraining

Jennifer says: She’s from Oceanside, California. She has a question about increasing thyroid function once damage had been done from a low carb diet. She’s was playing around with nutrition and trying to get leaner and depleted her thyroid function fairly significantly. She has a doctor of nutrition and nutrition coach helping her but in the interim, if you have any advice on how to use carbs to help reset her metabolism and get her back on track and what types of carbs to use, she’d appreciate it. She’s feeling really slow and not so good...it's not a fun feeling. She knows she can fix it in a month of two with help but if there’s anything we can provide in the interim she’d appreciate it. She thanks you for your excellent advice, and products and other things, she benefits so much from it. She’s a physician herself and she often passes along information to her patients, other physicians and friends.

In my response, I recommend: -Suppversity article
Apr 9, 2016

Ever heard of Soylent? Three years ago, it popped up on a blog post entitled "Why I Stopped Eating Food", and in it, author Rob Rinehart introduced a special meal replacement powder he had formulated that he claimed, among other things, would allow you to be in peak mental and physical condition for less than $2/day, would not spoil for months, does not require refrigeration, and would allow a full spectrum of nutrients to get mainlined into your bloodstream without you even needing to poop. Needless to say, my eyebrow was raised when I first heard about the stuff. And sure enough, the crazy, space-age formulation was later revealed to have some serious issues, including huge amounts of maltodextrin sugar, oxidized vegetable oils, huge amounts of soy lecithin, sucralose artificial sweetener, rancid fish oil and much more. Bummer. But at the same time, as a global traveler and busy man, I'm still intrigued with the concept of having something that delivers all your nutrients in one shot, is easy to transport, costs less than five bucks a serving and is environmentally friendly. 

And that was why, when I reported on what I used to fuel my body during the recent, brutal Spartan Agoge crucible, I mentioned that I was experimenting with a fast, drinkable (or eatable) meal replacement called "Ambronite".

Here are the ingredients in Ambronite: -organic oats -organic coconut -organic lucuma -organic chlorella -wild bilberry -wild sea-buckthorn -organic brown rice protein -organic stinging nettle -organic rice bran -nutritional yeast -organic spinach -organic spirulina -organic almond -organic flaxseed -organic apple -mineral salt -organic brazil nut -organic blackcurrant Simo Suoheimo, is the co-founder of Ambronite, my guest on today's podcast, and a guy I had plenty of time to hang out with when I was in Finland last year for the Biohackers Summit. He is an entrepreneur, foodie, crowdfunding jedi (Ambronite set a new crowdfunding world record for a food product IndieGoGo), and self-described "serial optimist". He is an avid hiker, forager, speaker and avid global adventurer on a quest to unlimit life and help people exceed themselves.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Simo's weekly practice of "ice swimming" and why he does it...

-Why you can pick edible, wild foods just about anywhere in Finland...

-The one berry that has dozens of times the nutrient density of a blueberry...

-How to turn a food into a powder without oxidizing it or exposing it to harsh heat...

-How to make a meal replacement powder that can sit on a shelf, without compromising nutritional integrity...

-The reason that the flavor of a meal replacement powder might change from batch to batch...

-A berry that, unlike most fruits, contains high amounts of vitamin K...

-How to use Ambronite for ketosis...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -The Ambronite website (use this link for 15% discount) -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. -Chlorophyll research from Sayer Ji -My article on exogenous ketones and things you can mix with Ambronite to make it ketosis-friendly

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

Finally below are the Ambronite ingredient details... Oats Oats (Avena sativa) are a great source of complex carbohydrates which help to maintain normal blood sugar and sustained-release energy. They are rich in minerals such as manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus and magnesium as well as several B-group vitamins. Unlike many other plants oats contain soluble fibres called β-glucans that slow down energy release during digestion. Oats also contain essential polyunsaturated omega fatty acids. We use oats that have been flattened, pre-cooked, dried and milled into a fine powder to ensure cold-water solubility and the bioavailability of nutrients. Our oats are grown in Finland. Almonds Almonds (Prunus amygdalus) are a good source of vitamin E and have a good fatty acid profile of mono- and polyunsaturated essential fats. They also contain over 20g of protein per 100g as well as significant amounts of micronutrients like magnesium, calcium, copper, manganese, potassium and biotin. Besides almonds contain several non-vital but useful substances including polyphenols and phytosterols. Almonds are blanched before milling. The variety of almonds is Valencias and they come from organic producers in Spain. Brown rice Whole grain brown rice (Oryza sativa) is used as a source of protein. The protein is extracted from the bio-fermented and sprouted whole grain rice in low-temperatures using plant-based enzymes to sustain all natural micronutrients. Rice is grown on pure soil in Vietnam or Cambodia and the protein manufactured in modern facilities in China. Production is done using 100% natural processes without any nasty additives or pesticides. This brown rice protein has an excellent amino acid profile and up to 89% of protein. It contains eight out of nine essential amino acids and nine nonessential amino acids as well as a good amount of essential minerals such as iron. Coconut Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is rich in minerals containing magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and calcium. It also has trace amounts of several B vitamins. Because of the fibre-richness and low glycemic index coconut provides stable energy without sugar-crash. Besides nutrition coconut brings natural sweetness and creaminess to the recipe. The coconut flour we use comes from organic farmers in Philippines which is the largest coconut producer in the world after Indonesia and India. Flax seed Flaxseed is a functional food, and a rich source of fiber-related compounds called lignans. Lignans are unique polyphenols that possess hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and powerful antioxidant properties. Flaxseeds are the number one source of omega-3 fatty acid, which is known to be important for human brain function. On average, 100 grams of flaxseed amount to 28 grams of fiber, 41 grams of fats and 20 grams of protein. Lucuma Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma) has significant amounts of B vitamins as well as iron, calcium and phosphorus. It also contains β-Carotene which is a pre-form of vitamin A. The low glycemic index makes lucuma a good source of stable energy from carbohydrates. Besides nutrition the fruit adds nice flavor the recipe. The fruit origins from the Peruvian andes and that also where we source our lucuma. Stinging Nettle Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a particularly great source of calcium as well as many other micronutrients such as vitamins A, C and K. This rare herb is almost five times richer in calcium than regular milk. It also contains significant amount of chlorophyll which is a non-essential but beneficial phytonutrient also known as the green pigment found in plants. Nettle grows wild and takes very little to cultivate making it sustainable source of nutrition. It also adds mild herbal flavour to the recipe. We use nettle grown in Finland or Hungary depending on the availability. Apple Apple (Malus domestica) contains vitamin C and has high fiber content. Its peel is high in antioxidants, polyphenols and phytochemicals. We use an apple powder made from complete organic apples with peel, from US or Europe, depending on availability and quality. Being a minor compound in the recipe, its main role is taste, blending well to the oats with lucuma, adding a few grams of fructose to the carbohydrate profile. Rice Bran Rice bran solubles or tocotrienols are the nutritional powerhouse of the rice (Oryza sativa) grain containing significant amounts of vitamin E. Tocotrienols are also rich in protein, B-group vitamins, and selenium as well as many non-essential but beneficial substances like coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, flavonoids and glutathione peroxidase. The powder is produced by the fermentation of whole grain rice grain located between the shell and the bran, which contains nearly all the nutrients in rice. Besides nutrition rice bran solubles bring natural creaminess to the recipe. Our rice bran powder is produced in the USA. Chlorella Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) is a single-celled freshwater algae that is full of essential nutrients. The plant contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K. In addition chlorella contains vitamin D and B12. It also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, iodine and other minerals as well as essential amino and fatty acids. Chlorella is richer in chlorophyll than any other plant and has been considered as a complete food by some nutritionists. We use special chlorella which cell walls have been cracked using a high-pressure jet spray to improve digestibility and nutrient bioavailability. Our chlorella is cultivated in the Inner-Mongolia border of China outside large cities. The area is known for its good water quality, sufficient sunlight, non-polluted air, and abundant natural alkaline resources. Chlorella is grown inside greenhouses in pools filled with pure water from the depths of 500 meter streaming from the surrounding mountains. These conditions enable cultivation of our high-quality chlorella containing only very low-amounts of heavy-metals and other toxins. To preserve precious micronutrients for your body, our chlorella is raw and dried in controlled temperatures to avoid exposure to heat above 45 °C (113 °F). It is certified organic by accredited Ecocert certification body. Nutritional Yeast Nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a great source of B-complex vitamins containing naturally seven out of eight essential B vitamins. It is also rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. Nutritional yeast is made out the the same species of yeast used for brewing but it is carefully deactivated and dried to keep the nutritional richness and make it easily digestible for the body. Besides essential vitamins and minerals nutritional yeast contain glutamic acid which is a non-essential amino acid important for learning and memory. Nutritional yeast also adds gentle creamy-cheesy flavour to the recipe. Our nutritional yeast is produced in Finland or USA. Mineral Salt Mineral salt is a good source of potassium and iodine. It also contains healthy amount of sodium to maintain good mineral balance in the body. Potassium and sodium are electrolytes that maintain the fluid balance in the body and are important for the heart, muscles and brain to function properly. Besides the contribution of essential micronutrients salt underlines the natural flavour of other ingredients. Brazil Nut Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) are exceptionally rich in selenium and contains good amount of other nutrients like niacin (B3), vitamin E and magnesium as well as amino acids and multiple essential fatty acids. Besides essential nutrients they contain carotenoids, phytosterols and phytic acid which are known to be beneficial for health. Brazil nuts are native to South-American rainforest. Our Brazil nuts come from Bolivia which produces approximately half of the worlds harvest. Bilberry Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) are exceptionally nutritious super berries that grow wild in Northern Europe. They are rich in vitamins A and C and contain traces of several B-complex vitamins as well as multiple essential minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition to essential nutrients bilberries are very rich in flavonoids and have two times the amount of antioxidants than blueberries and three times that of an apple measured ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) index. The antioxidants in wild berries have shown to be bioavailable for the human body. The bilberries we use have grown wild above Polar Circle in the northern Finland, hand-picked and carefully dried and powdered in low temperatures to preserve nutrients. Spinach Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) contains high amounts of vitamins such as vitamin A, K and folate. It is also high in iron and calcium, but also non-essential substances such as antioxidants. Our spinach powder is made by drying and milling it in low temperatures. It is organic and raw and comes from organic farms in Germany. Blackcurrant Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is an extremely good source of vitamin C containing up to four times more of it than oranges. It also contains traces of several B-group vitamins as well as minerals magnesium, manganese, iron and calcium. Like many berries blackcurrant also hold non-essential phytonutrient polyphenols and phytosterols. It is native to northern Europe and the berries grow in a shrub. Our blackcurrant berry powder is carefully manufactured in low temperatures in Finland. Sea-buckthorn Sea-buckthorns (Hippophae rhamnoides) are one of the richest plant based sources of vitamin C and can contains even five times more of it than oranges. These small orange superberries are also dense in potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus as well as vitamin K. Besides they contain non-essential but beneficial omega-7 fatty acids (palmitoleic acid) and carotenoids. Our sea-buckthorns come from Finland or Estonia. Spirulina Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is a nutritional powerhouse full of essential nutrients. It contains up to 71g of protein per 100g including all nine essential amino acids as well as nine non-essential. Besides it is dense in micronutrients being a rich source of six B-complex vitamins, choline, and vitamins C, E and K as well as a number of essential trace minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. It is also loaded with non-essential substances like chlorophyll and antioxidants. We have carefully selected the most qualified organic producer in China. The spirulina in Ambronite is cultivated in the Inner-Mongolia border of China outside large cities. The area is known for its good water quality, sufficient sunlight, non-polluted air, and abundant natural alkaline resources. Spirulina is grown inside greenhouses in pools filled with pure water from the depths of 500 meter streaming from the surrounding mountains. These conditions enable cultivation of our high-quality spirulina containing only very low-amounts of heavy-metals and other toxins. To preserve precious micronutrients for your body, our spirulina is raw and dried in controlled temperatures to avoid exposure to heat above 45 °C (113 °F). It is certified organic by accredited Ecocert certification body.

Apr 6, 2016

After being introduced to it by music mogul Rick Rubin, I've been practicing transcendental meditation (TM) for the past year.

Why? More than 380 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at many US and international universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, and UCLA Medical School...and they have shown irrefutable evidence that TM reduces insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, cholesterol, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis/stroke, free radicals, blood sugar, diabetes, pain, along with higher levels of brain functioning, longevity, sleep quality and much more.

The guy who taught me everything I know about TM is named Philip Land. Philip has been practicing TM for the past 40 years. But he's no woo-woo, robe-clad, Eastern mysticist. I'd instead describe Philip as a bad-ass, hunting, redneck hippie family man. But he's taught TM all over the globe, worked with celebrities and high profile politicians, and also worked in medicine, computed tomography, radiation technology, craniosacral therapy, hunting instruction, shooting, wilderness survival, and much more.

So he is one very interesting man. And during our discussion, you'll discover: -How Philip, a "redneck hunting instructor" got involved in TM...

-A very easy-to-understand explanation of what TM is...

-Why folks like Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Katy Perry, and Russell Brand practice transcendental meditation (TM) daily...

-Whether you need to be religious to practice TM...

-What a TM mantra is... -How I used TM during the Spartan Agoge...

-The surprising changes that occur in blood or bio markers in response to TM...

-The brain wave pattern and EEG response to TM...

-How TM can change sleep patterns and sleep cycles, and even allow you to get by on less sleep...

-The difference between TM and "biohacks" like PEMF, transcutaneous stimulation, meditation apps, etc...

-Whether you really have to do TM every day...

-The best way to learn TM...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode: -TM.org -A host of TM research Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Phil or I about transcendental meditation or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Apr 5, 2016

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I read plenty of books about gut health, immune system, and alternative medicine, but one of the best books I discovered in the past several months is entitled "The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health". When authors David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé decide to restore life into their barren yard by creating a garden, dead, barren dirt threatens their dream. As a cure, they feed their soil a steady diet of organic matter. The results impress them. In short order, the much-maligned microbes transform their bleak yard into a flourishing Eden. Beneath their feet, beneficial microbes and plant roots continuously exchange a vast array of essential compounds. Dave and Anne soon learn that this miniaturized commerce is central to botanical life’s master strategy for defense and health. They are abruptly plunged further into investigating microbes when Biklé is diagnosed with cancer. Here, they discover an unsettling truth. An armada of bacteria (our microbiome) sails the seas of our gut, enabling our immune system to sort microbial friends from foes. But when our gut microbiome goes awry, our health can go with it. The authors also discover startling insights into the similarities between plant roots and the human gut. We are not what we eat. We are all―for better or worse―the product of what our microbes eat. This leads to a radical reconceptualization of our relationship to the natural world: by cultivating beneficial microbes, we can rebuild soil fertility and help turn back the modern plague of chronic diseases. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals how to transform agriculture and medicine―by merging the mind of an ecologist with the care of a gardener and the skill of a doctor. The book, in which they highlight this journey, is a riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves―and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine. Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health―for people and for plants―depends on Earth’s smallest creatures.

You're about to learn the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine, from garden to gut. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What exactly a microbe is, and how it's far more complex than you'd actually think...

-The strange "home-brew" Anne dumped into her garden to change the soil from dead to living...

-How microbes tie into the ancient art of making wine...

-How modern, conventional agriculture is completing changing how soil and microbes interact, and how this is affecting the quality of the food that we eat...

-The ideal scenario for growing food, from a soil standpoint...

-Why the colon so important when it comes to the immune system...

-What to eat if you want to increase the microbial diversity of the colon...

-The fascinating parallel between the root system of a plant and the gut of the human being… 

-And much more! Be sure to check out Dave and Anne's websites, including:

Website: http://www.dig2grow.com/
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@dig2grow
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehiddenhalfofnature

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about microbes, Dave and Anne's book, or anything else we discussed during this podcast episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply, and click here to grab this fascinating book now!

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