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Jun 29, 2016

NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. June 29, 2016 Podcast: 354: Grow Muscles Faster, Pro Athlete Biohacks, Living Long With High Cholesterol & 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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Listener Q&A:

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

How Much Sun Is Too Much?

David says: Firstly, thank you for all the great information you provide. Secondly, he has a question in relation to dermatology. Being summer, he's started to spend more time in the sun to make sure his vitamin D levels are on point. He rarely uses sunscreen, instead deciding to titrate up his sun exposure as the season goes on. Lately he's been noticing he's not getting burnt but developing nice coloring when he spends 1-2 hours in the sun. However, he is noticing a growth in freckles and moles. Can you speak to how this happens and the mechanisms that drive the growth of moles and freckles on the skin.

In my response, I recommend:

Does A Sauna Shrink Your Sperm?

Claire says: Claire is from Northern Ireland and her and her husband like to use the sauna and steam for hypothermic conditioning after a gym workout. Could this be detrimental to trying to convince a child? Also, any biohacks for two 40+ years old's trying to conceive?

In my response, I recommend: -Sauna health effect on sperm study -Four Hour Body Tim Ferriss iPhone experiment -50 Ways To Boost Your Sperm Count

How To Live Long If Your Cholesterol Level Are High

Rick says: He loves listening to the podcast, and thanks for causing him to re-evaluate how he uses fatty coffee in his diet as he knows he has high cholesterol. He's been testing and trying to see where it's at as far as particle size goes, and was told today he has high count of small particles size, the ones that cause problems. His 9 year old son was in for his yearly checkup and they tested his cholesterol and it was also high. The doctor said if they don't get a handle on it in the next 6 months they want to put him on statan drugs, which Rick went on 10 years ago and experienced bad side effects. They refuse to put their child on it, so they're just trying to figure out how to stack the deck in their favor as they navigate the healthcare system. Any advice on how to live a long and healthy live with the elevated cholesterol levels?

In my response, I recommend: -The Daily Lipid Podcast Episode 16: Dietary Management of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HeFH)

How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Gina says: She's a long time listener. She was recently diagnosed with grinding her teeth at night, and western medicine's only solution to that is to design a plastic mouth guard, so she's still grinding her teeth, just not on the enamel. If you google the average recommendations are reduce caffeine, alcohol and levels of stress, and she's already working on all three. She's quit coffee, alcohol consumption is limited and she's doing everything she can about stress. Is there anything else you've heard of that can help her solve this?

In my response, I recommend: -Trace liquid minerals -Aztec sea salt -Craniosacral therapy/jaw realignment -Gut panel

 

 

Jun 25, 2016

I received plenty of puzzled comments and inquiries from podcast listeners when, several episodes ago, I mentioned that one could gain a large number of surprising health, longevity and disease preventing benefits by drinking up to 4-6 cups of coffee a day.

What I said in that episode was based on a book I recently read - a book by a Harvard medical researcher named Dr. Sanjiv Chopra. The book, entitled "The Big Five", delves into five simple things you can do to live a longer, healthier life and I actually learned quite a bit about everything from coffee to Vitamin D to nuts and beyond in it. Each of the recommendations outlined in this book has been proven by an overwhelming number of tests, trials, and studies to increase health and lifespan. Dr. Chopra promises that if you adapt the five simple, virtually-free suggestions in his book, you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed - without needing the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, and state-of-the-art gym equipment.

Since I'm all about natural living, anti-aging and longevity, I decided I had to get this guy on the show. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is Professor of Medicine and served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School for 12 years. He is the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and seven books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 850,000 physicians in 149 countries.

He is a sought after motivational speaker across the United States and abroad, addressing diverse audiences on topics related to medicine, leadership, happiness, and living with purpose. Awards bestowed upon Dr. Chopra include.... • The George W. Thorn Award - 1985 • Received the highest accolade from the graduating class of Harvard Medical School, the Excellence in Teaching Award - 1991 • The Robert S. Stone Award - 1995 • American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award - 2003 • Elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians, a singular honor bestowed to only a select few individuals for being ͞citizen physicians, educational innovators, scientific thinkers and humanists who inspire those around him or her and sets the standards for quality in medicine - 2009 • Recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.”–2012

On May 10, 2016, Dr. Chopra released his 8th book titled, The Big Five: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life, and during our discussion about the book, you'll discover:

-The shocking answer to the question Dr. Chopra asks when he's giving a lecture on liver disorders...

-The famous philosopher who drank 60-70 cups of coffee per day...

-Whether it matters if the coffee is caffeinated or decaffeinated...

-The one organ in your body that highly benefits from caffeinated versions of coffee...

-The surprising myth about coffee, blood pressure and heart rate...

-How many cups of coffee you can actually drink per day if you are a pregnant woman...

-How men and women respond differently to coffee, and why...

-Fast caffeine oxidizers vs. slow caffeine oxidizers, and which does not respond to caffeine's effects on exercise...

-Dr. Chopra's thoughts on coffee enemas...

-The effect of coffee on muscle motor units...

-The "world's most expensive coffee" from elephant dung and weasel poop...

-The trick to know if you are getting enough Vitamin D from natural sunlight...

-Why mold in peanuts and coffee may not be as big an issue as you think...

-How meditation affects your telomeres, your cells and your gut...

-And much more...

Resources from this episode: -Weasel poop coffee (Wild Kopi Luwak, the World's Most Exclusive Coffee, Sustainably Sourced From Sumatra, Indonesia) -Black Ivory coffee -Genetically Engineered 'Mighty Mouse' Can Run 6 Kilometers Without Stopping -Coffee Enema 101 article -Maranatha peanut butter -Arrowhead Mills peanut butter -Vitamin D3 + Vitamin K2 droplets -The book "True To Form"

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Chopra or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! And be sure to check out Dr. Chopra's book: The Big Five.

Jun 23, 2016

Dr. David Minkoff and I go way back. I first met this MD and 41 time Ironman triathlon finisher at the Half-Ironman World Championships in Florida six years ago, and interviewed him a few weeks later in the podcast episode “A Peek Into The Life of An Ironman, Natural Medicine Physician.” Then, he helped me with metal detoxification using a metal chelating spray he designed, and I interviewed him about this in the podcast “How Hidden Sources Of Heavy Metals Are Destroying Your Health, And What You Can Do About It.” He also helped me with my son’s exercise induced asthma, which is now completely eliminated using the techniques Dr. Minkoff introduced me to in the podcast “Why More Kids Are Getting Exercise Induced Asthma, and What You Can Do About It.” And last month, we recorded "Amino Acids, BCAA’s, EAA’s, Ketosis, Bonking & More With 41 Time Ironman Triathlete Dr. David Minkoff. ".

Now Dr. Minkoff is back to talk about cancer. During our discussion, you’ll discover: -The crazy story of why the voles around the Chernobyl radiation don't get cancer... -How a cancer cell produces toxic amounts of lactic acid, and why modern cancer medicine doesn't fix this problem... -Why we have been completely misled about why people actually get cancer, and why we're treating the cancer completely wrong... -How to mitigate the damage that chemotherapy causes... -Why you need to test your body's carbon dioxide levels, and how to do it... -Why too much protein - especially from dairy sources - could be a big issue when it comes to cancer... -The little-known water and blood ozonation methods Dr. Minkoff uses in his clinic, and how you can replicate the same effect in your own home... -Dr. Minkoff's controversial thoughts on "Gerston therapy" for cancer... -How you can personally decrease your chances of ever getting cancer... -And much more...

More About Dr. Minkoff: Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, his BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 40-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer.

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Resources we discuss in this episode: -Book: Tripping Over The Truth -Book: Bursting with Energy: The Breakthrough Method to Renew Youthful Energy and Restore Health -Podcast: Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It -NatureAminos Essential Amino Acids -Hyperbaric oxygen therapy -Water ozonator -Kaqun water -MetalFree detox spray -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: How Hidden Sources Of Heavy Metals Are Destroying Your Health, And What You Can Do About It. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: A Peek Into The Life of An Ironman, Natural Medicine Physician. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: Why More Kids Are Getting Exercise Induced Asthma, and What You Can Do About It. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: Amino Acids, BCAA’s, EAA’s, Ketosis, Bonking & More With 41 Time Ironman Triathlete Dr. David Minkoff.

** Use code BEN for 5% off any purchase at BodyHealth.com! **

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Minkoff? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either he or I will reply!

Jun 18, 2016

Last month, I was driving to play tennis with some friends, and, while driving, I played a 55 minute audio episode entitled "Living an Extraordinary Life". I'm not a voracious "self-improvement" consumer, and this type of thing doesn't happen very often when I listen to podcasts, audiobooks or lectures, but I actually found myself multiple times stopping to pump my fist, verbally shout in agreement and furiously take notes. The program was recorded by my friend Stever Robbins, also known in the podcasting world as the "Get-It-Done Guy". Stever combines business savvy, "life hacking," and personal development to help people make their lives extraordinary. He is CEO of Ideas Unleashed, a company that helps thought leaders build businesses around their areas of expertise. He is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and executive curriculum designer. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He was project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, the William James Foundation social enterprise competition, and the Mass Challenge entrepreneurship competition. His experience developing organizational leaders began as co-designer of Harvard Business School’s “Leadership and Learning” curriculum redesign, and has gone on to include being an advisor and mentor to senior managers in several high-growth companies. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has spent weeks as #1 in the iTunes business category and has been downloaded more than 23 million times. He has been a repeat commentator on CNN-fn's Entrepreneurs Only and hosted a regular segment on the nationally syndicated radio show Entrepreneurs, Living the American Dream. He is a featured expert in Harvard Business School Publishing's Harvard Manage Mentor, as well as appearing as an expert in critical thinking and memory in Houghton-Mifflin's forthcoming Skillbuilders series. He has been interviewed in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, ABC News Now, MSNBC, FOX News, BusinessWeek Online, and Investor's Business Daily. He has written for Harvard Business Review, The Boston Business Journal and has had columns on Entrepreneur.com, Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge, and the Quick and Dirty Tips network. He is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude...to Lead a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, an Amazon Business & Investing top-10 best-seller.

Stever is also the co-writer and lyricist of the musical Work Less and Do More: The (Zombie) Musical. Yes, a zombie musical. And that is where we start with today's podcast.

During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Stever moved away from home when he was 15 years old... -What Stever means when he says "the journey is the reward"... -The crazy dream that Stever had that led him on a three year experiment to quit his job and start a podcast... -Why I dislike watching tennis and reading fiction, and how this relates to you deciding what an extraordinary life could be for you... -Why values like "hard work", "setting goals", "planning" are all myths... -How dangerous the concept of delayed gratification can be... -And much more!  

Resources from this episode: -Book "Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life" -WorkLessAndDoMore.com -The Get-It-Done Guy podcast -Text the word EXTRAORDINARY to 33444 and then follow the instructions to send in your email address and you'll get a link to the Stever's slides and audio materials in your email. -Go to http://SteverRobbins.com/lelhbs to get a special version of his talk given to Harvard Business School, which has a section on goal-setting that the regular version of his talk doesn't have.

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

Jun 15, 2016

NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. June 15, 2016 Podcast: 353: The 5 Best Ways To Accelerate Fat Loss, Can Testosterone Be Too High, How To Get In Running Shape 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: -MarcPro - use PROMO CODE BEN for 5% off your Marc Pro or Marc Pro Plus. -Harry's Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -FitLife Green Powder - discount code 'BEN' gets you 20% off. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. 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_1344

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Listener Q&A:

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

Can Testosterone Be Too High?

Joshua says: He loves the podcast and website. His question is, he just got his blood work back and everything looks good, except his testosterone. It was 1100, which he knows is ridiculously high so it scares him. Do you have any thoughts? He's going to his doctor in a week but doesn't trust them to have a real answer to whats going on. He knows its good to have high testosterone but 1100 is over the top.

In my response, I recommend: -Sex Hormone Balance Test

Coffee Enemas 101

Yvonne says: She has a friend who does regular coffee enemas who also can't sleep at night. Is there a relationship between the enemas and the fact he can't sleep? Should he change the frequency of the enemas? He enjoys them so much because of the energy they give him. Please give us your advice.

In my response, I recommend: -My article on Bulletproof Coffee Enemas

How To Get In Running Shape Fast

Joshua says: He's decided to start running, but he's never ran further than 3 miles. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve stamina, or ways to motivate yourself to go for a run? He's not sure if he'll try to get to full marathon distance, but he'd like to get to the point where he can run for an hour without getting tired, what are your thoughts?

In my response, I recommend: -Treadmill desk article -Troy Jacobson's Runervals -30 second treadmill bursts -Elliptical trainer high-intensity intervals (including this recent study on the Elliptigo) -Incline treadmill with weighted vest -Isometric squats or isometric lunges into sprints. Very much like the Russian underground techniques here.

The 5 Best Ways To Accelerate Fat Loss

Craig says: Over the winter time he hurt his arm and fell out of taking care of himself with eating good foods and so on. Now he's 20lbs over the weight he likes to be at and hes trying to get aback on the horse. He's curious to know if you were in that position Ben, from a food, detox, fat loss perspective, what would you do, besides the obvious of eat better foods and exercise?

In my response, I recommend: -Infrared sauna plus niacin, followed by cold thermogenesis -Fasted fat loss with caffeine, including this fat burning zone calculation -MPX100, Organic Ceylon Cinnamon, Apple Cider Vinegar + regulation of sugar transporters the high intensity interval training or strength training pre-largest meal. -Compex or MarcPro ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code “Ben”) -PowerLung - Captain of Crush/Hand Expander Band -One 24 hour water fast per week combined with amino acids, minerals and multivitamin.

 

Jun 11, 2016

Last week, I went rafting in the Grand Canyon, and I completely unplugged with zero cell phone or internet for five days. I came out of this "digital detox" extremely nervous about what my e-mail inbox would look like, how many voicemails and text messages I'd have, and what kind of fires I'd need to put out on the business front. But amazingly, things were just fine. It took me two hours to catch-up on e-mail. None of my clients died, and most got through their pre-written workouts just fine without me. The post office was still delivering mail to my home.

And life, my body, and my brain felt very, very good. Detoxed. Clean. My guest today, Joe DiStefano, is all about the digital detox. But he's no hairy hippie living in the woods. Instead, Joe is the co-founder of Spartan Coaching, the world's first international obstacle race training certification program. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Fitchburg State University, and he is pursuing a master's degree in Sports Psychology. Certified through the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, he is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and has been trained at the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. Over the past decade, DiStafano has worked as a health and performance coach and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Spartan Race, he oversaw the development of more than 100 women-only personal training studios across the U.S. His specialties include corrective exercise, nutrition, stress management, human psychology and business development.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Why Joe swears by using an "upright ski ergometer" as the #1 tool for total body fitness...

-The best way to make coffee if you want to retain all the bioactive, cognitive-performance enhancing components...

-Joe's top tip for travel-proofing your immune system...

-How to enhance the absorption of any supplement you take...

-The best body-weight-only travel workout you can do anytime, anyplace without anybody noticing...

-How your organs stick to one another, and the kind of breathing technique that can "unstick" these organs...

-Joe's underground method of making the gluten in bread less damaging...

-What happened to Joe's body when he experimented with doing 5-6 hours of yoga per day during a digital detox in Costa Rica...

-And much more...

Resources from this episode: -Chemex Ottomatic coffee maker -Hand coffee grinder -The Prague School method of training -Dr. Goodman's new book "True To Form" -Joe's TED Talk on Breathing -Car buffer for self-massage -P73 Oil of Oregano -Liposomal glutathione -LivOn lypospheric Vitamin C -The Ancestral Health Symposium 2016 in Boulder -Planche isometric position Joe holds in an airport -Gelato Oldbridge outside the Vatican -Instagram.com/jdispartan (where Joe posts many of his workouts) -The Fresh Press Olive Oil club that Ben mentions -Dr. Jack Kruse's website -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. -Get a SpartanX and a SpartanSGX certification (click here and use discount code BEN10

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

Jun 8, 2016

NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. April 27, 2016 Podcast: 352: How Protein Could Shorten Your Life, Is DNA Testing Dangerous, Should You Eat Sugar With Fat & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, 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". -KimeraKoffee - get 10% off nootropic-infused coffee with discount code BEN10 (and click here for Nick The Tooth's Gorilla Pudding recipe) -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. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. 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_1339

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Listener Q&A:

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

Is DNA Testing Dangerous For Your Privacy?

Preston says: In Dr. Sharon Moalem's book, 'Inheritance', she mentions that getting your genes tested might lead to insurance policy exclusions for you or your kids. How real of a threat is that? Does he have to worry about genetic testing companies being taken over by larger companies?

In my response, I recommend: -Genetics Legislation web page -How To Use 23andMe without giving up privacy data -Genetic testing options

Natural Remedies for Night Terrors

Ryan says: He has a question regarding night terrors, he's not sure that's exactly what it is, but he's waking up in the middle of the night terrified. He's waking up from a deep sleep in a full blown panic and its put a hindrance on his sleep quality, he's waking up in a panic in a pitch black room and after he finds light and realizes what's going on he passes out and goes back to sleep from the huge adrenaline rush. It's horrible and he's hoping you can give him some insight whats going on he's heard things like eating too soon before bedtime can keep you too metabolically active. Can you shed any insight into what's going on physiologically and neurologically?

In my response, I recommend: -DMT book: The Spirit Molecule -Lully Sleep Guardian -My article on Sleep Cycles (includes sleep tracking options, lavender, Sleep Remedy supplement, CBD, etc.)

Should You Eat Sugar With Fat?

Gurajit says: He's a long time listener and advocate. He loves carb back-loading, he's an endurance athlete. He recently read a study by Dr. Michael Mosley about the effects of food on your blood sugar levels and the amount of fat in your blood. He had a fry up in the morning and the evening and he found that the sugar and fat levels were higher and maintained higher when he ate the fry up at night. Does this fly in the face of carb back-loading from a general health (not endurance) standpoint?

In my response, I recommend: -Carb Backloading -MPX100 -Organic Ceylon Cinnamon -Apple Cider Vinegar

How To Sleep Less Stressed

Tim says: For the past few years he's been working on calming his nervous system. He's used a lot of different modalities to try and get deep seated trauma out. He's done somatic experiencing, rolfing, psychotherapy, used heart math, meditation and a few others. He's made a lot of progress but he gets the sense that sleeping is triggering his nervous system, because he often wakes up really stiff and often with a clenched psoas and chest. Do you have any ideas for things he can do to help him sleep with a longer and more open body?

In my response, I recommend: -Lavender -Phosphatidylserine (IsoPhos) -Podcast with Dr. Zelk on sleep apnea -Pulse oximeters that can measure oximetry while you’re asleep

 

Jun 4, 2016

The first time I met Mike Bledsoe three years ago, he was hunched over in the corner of a busy porch at the PaleoFX convention meditating with a "Headspace" app.

I took one look at this bearded, tattooed Crossfitter and judged him to be yet another exercise and fitness junkie meathead. I was dead wrong. Mike is profound, interesting, chock full of knowledge on everything from plant-based medicine to the fitness business to meditation and breathwork, and (like me) was homeschooled K-12.

He is one of the founders and owners of Faction Strength & Conditioning Home of CrossFit Memphis. He has a degree in Exercise & Sport Science as well as a long list of meaningless certifications that might awe some people but not most and definitely not the people who are probably on this website.

At 19 years of age, Mike thought he should donate his body and mind to the service of his country in the US Navy. It was there that he discovered that he didn’t like taking orders. He did extremely well and had a good time, but being part of a system was not his ideal (and he’s one idealistic dude).

Getting out was scary, but made the entire world available to him. At the ripe old age of 24, he began college at the University of Memphis in the business department but before the first semester could end he changed his major to Health & Human Performance. It was there that he was first introduced to Olympic Weightlifting, by Dr. Brian Schilling.

While in school he regularly donated his body and parts of it to research in the name of science. It was during his senior year that he and a guy named Rob Conner started CrossFit Memphis. Dropping out of school after the first semester of grad school, Mike devoted his time to growing the business and becoming a better coach.

Mike “Matraca” Bledsoe (matraca means chatterbox in portuguese) is most well known for his ability to not shut up, and you'll understand why during our discussion in today's podcast, in which you'll discover:

-Why Mike was so confused the first time he saw a PVC pipe in a gym....

-The strange story of Mike and Ben's meeting at Joe DeSena's farm in Vermont...

-What Mike discovered by going on his first magic mushroom trip in a dog park...

-How psilocybin and ayahuasca rewire neurons in your brains...

-How to find a good shaman if you decide you want to do ayahuasca...

-Mike's one-two combo for morning breathwork and deep tissue work...

-Mike's evening routine, and what he completely avoids for 90 minutes before bed...

-And much more...

Resources from this episode: -Ben's podcast on mushrooms -BarbellBusiness.com -BarbellShrugged.com -Jill Miller's yoga tune-up balls -Wim Hof Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Mike Bledsoe or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!

Jun 1, 2016

Dr. Chris Masterjohn is one smart dude. You'll understand why when you listen to today's podcast episode, which we recorded face-to-face at PaleoFX in Austin, Texas. Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Science in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he studied the role of glutathione and dietary antioxidants in regulating the accumulation of methylglyoxal. He served as a postdoctoral research associate from 2012 to 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied interactions between vitamins A, D and K. He is now Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY, where he is continuing his research on fat-soluble vitamins. Chris has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications. His writes a blog, The Daily Lipid, and produces a podcast by the same name. You can also follow his professional work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The #1 thing that affects your circadian rhythm and ability (or inability) to sleep...

-Why some people are more sensitive to blue light than others, and how you can figure out your own sensitivity to blue light...

-Why Chris plays video games at night... -How much sugar you really need (you'll be surprised at the answer)...

-The best time of day to eat carbohydrates...

-The best time of day to eat amino acids, and why you should use a collagen form if you have protein at night...

-Whether eating liver is really toxic...

-The single most important stretch that Chris does with a broom handle...

-Why advanced glycation end products (AGE's) aren't really the biggest culprit when it comes to aging...

-How ketones can actually cause damage to your body...

-Which nutrition deficiencies affect your body's ability to make melatonin at night...

-And much more!  

Resources from this episode: -Chris's post about how to determine your own genetic sensitivity to blue light -Headspace app -My podcast on marine phytoplankton/stem cells -My article on algae -Sleep Cocktail -USWellnessMeats -Glutathione

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Chris Masterjohn or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!

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