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Jan 25, 2020

I recently had the pleasure to give a Q&A talk on all things health, wellness, nutrition, biohacking and more at Bouley's Test Kitchen in New York City. Every week, as part of his speaker series, world famous chef David Bouley brings in a physician or other guest expert to present on a topic or to answer questions, and each series is accompanied by a fabulous 5 star, multi-course meal that is both amazingly healthy and delicious.

I always enjoy giving these talks, and decided to record this one for your listening pleasure. Every member of the audience received a signed copy of my new book Boundless, so you'll hear me talk about the book a bit in this episode as well. Enjoy!

In this episode, you'll discover:

-The 3 non-negotiable things Ben does for his mitochondrial health...5:35

-The #1 biohacking device Ben recommends for calm and sleep...13:25

-How to use a JOOVV device with a pre-existing tumor...16:40

  • Shift body into state of ketosis
    • Low protein, low carb, high fat diet
  • Avoid amino acid supplements
  • Light can potentially exacerbate the tumor
  • Book: Eat to Beat Disease

-Ben's carb refeed strategy...19:12

  • Save carb intake until the evening
    • Helps w/ serotonin production
    • Won't impact triglycerides
    • Producing ketones throughout the day
  • Dinner is often the most social meal of the day
  • Exercise mimics the insulin sensitivity we have in the morning
  • Quality carbs: butternut squash, pumpkin, homemade sourdough bread, etc. (no Twinkies)
  • Shoot for 100 g of carbs

-How to rid the body of glyphosate...24:40

  • Rule #1: Don't eat from crop that's been treated w/ glyphosate
  • Compounds which make the gut less permeable:
  • Gluten Guardian
  • 2 ways to plummet blood glucose after a long meal
    • Post-prandial stroll
    • Cold exposure

-The importance of eating local, seasonal food...28:20

  • Contain bacteria that's good for the biome and immune systems

-The proper use of psychedelics...33:00

  • Used irresponsibly in many cases
  • Lots of preparation that goes into (and going out of) proper ayahuasca retreat or use of psychedelics
  • Journal and listen digital recorder for what you've said

-Ben's recommended self-quantification methods...36:00

-A new gadget Ben is trying right now...41:05

-A healthy approach to coffee consumption...42:30

  • Very healthy and tasty when used in moderation
  • Overuse can lead to a dependency
  • Switch to decaf coffee for 7-10 days on a regular basis (reset adenosine receptors)
  • MiCacao

-Ben's thoughts on the assertions and claims made on the Game Changers documentary...44:50

-Tips for improving posture...49:30

-One belief Ben has changed course on in the last 1-2 years...53:02

-And much more...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

- Boundless

- BGF podcast w/ Clint Ober

- JOOVV

- Grounding mat

- Earthing sandals

- Circadia by Fisher Wallace

- NuCalm

- Gluten Guardian

- Kion Colostrum

- Quantified Bob

- Kion Coffee

- MiCacao

- Book: Eat to Beat Disease

- Book: The Human Photosynthesis

- Apollo wearable

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-JOOVV: After using the Joovv for close to 2 years, it's the only light therapy device I'd ever recommend. Give it a try: you won't be disappointed. Order using my link and receive a month's supply of Kion Berry Aminos absolutely free.

Got a question for me about what I talk about in this podcast? Leave a comment below and I'll reply!