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Ben Greenfield Fitness

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Free fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging and cutting-edge health advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest research, interviews with exercise, diet and medical professionals, and an entertaining mash-up of ancestral wisdom and modern science, along with Q&A's and mind-body-spirit optimizing content from America's top personal trainer.

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Ben Greenfield's 10 Favorite Biohacks, How To Drink Without Damaging The Body, Dangers Of Ayurvedic Herbs & Supplements & Much More!

On my recent whirlwind media and tour of India, I hosted, along with my friends and , a massive biohacking Q&A and panel in New Delhi, which you can . We covered an enormously wide range of topics, including: How to have energy at your beck and call, all day long... Hidden environmental killers and how to hack your environment to remove them... Ben and Kris' latest updated sleep and jet lag tips... Eating for anti-aging and longevity... How to lose fat faster... And much more! Later, we flew to Mumbai, crashed at a hotel, and slipped into a hotel room to record, for your listening pleasure, a few guys shooting the sh*t about everything from my 10 favorite biohacks, to how to drink socially without damaging the body, to Ayurvedic herbs and supplements, meditation, responsible use of cell phones and much more - all released on today's show! Jag Chima, born in England, is an entrepreneur, investor, visionary, health and fitness enthusiast, and philanthropist with business interests that include real estate, construction, finance, lifestyle, and health and fitness. Jag is the founder of The London Group, a diversified conglomerate with extensive operations in the UK, India, and other parts of the world. The London Group is comprised of companies in property consultancy, property development, estate agents, lifestyle brands, fitness education, talent management, and health clubs. Jag has carved a niche for himself as a passionate and astute professional, with experience that started in 1998. He has also been featured on many media platforms including BBC News Asia, BBC Asian Network, and MATV. He is a sought after speaker and strategic advisor on business affairs and believes in facing fears and taking on challenges for growth and personal development. Jag recently completed a triathlon and also a 1450 km bicycle ride from Delhi to Mumbai. He is a proud supporter of The Unique Home for Girls in Jalandhar India, a home for unwanted, abandoned girls in Punjab, India. Originally from Wales, Kris Gethin has established himself as one of the most versatile fitness entrepreneurs in the industry. Before founding , Kris competed as a lifetime natural pro bodybuilder, placing as high as second place in the Natural World Championships. As a personal trainer, his clients have included Bollywood celebrities, billionaire businessmen, and champion athletes. In between training clients, he has certified more than 800 personal trainers. Somehow, this tireless innovator found time to co-found a health club franchise called Kris Gethin Gyms. He has shared his extensive knowledge through books, newsletters, videos, and podcasts. In this episode, you'll discover: -Ben shares about his trip to India...6:30 Is India ready to embrace biohacking? Barriers to biohacking technology are falling -A wise approach to Ayurvedic herbs and supplements...10:00 It is ancestral wisdom, not biohacking; use w/ caution Tainted w/ metals, may be laced w/ herbicides and pesticides Can hurt yourself if you're not aware of the sourcing Biohacks to increase their efficacy (code GREENFIELD for a 10% discount) device by Fisher Wallace (code GREENFIELD for free FedEx shipping) (code GREENFIELD) table Herbs Ben recommends: -The role of meditation in improving the health of one's mind...16:00 Spiritual connection Don't be dependent on biohacks for meditation app meditation app Meditate in the same spot Candle and hourglass meditation in the The presence of a phone on the table can decrease the quality of conversation at dinner Very easy to get disconnected from mindfulness in modern society Incorporate time when tech isn't present into your daily routine Be aware of biological impact of smart phones Keep phone in airplane mode as much as possible -Mindful eating practices...24:30 , , , etc. are good alternatives to processed sugar Over-consuming jaggery, , etc. resulting in weight gain Eat in a parasympathetic state Be present/aware of the taste, how you feel, etc. Eat

77 MIN4 d ago
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Ben Greenfield's 10 Favorite Biohacks, How To Drink Without Damaging The Body, Dangers Of Ayurvedic Herbs & Supplements & Much More!

Q&A 408: The Awesome History Of Fad Diets, How To Upgrade Your Protein Shake, Blood Flow Restriction & Super Slow Training & Much More!

Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast? or use the 'contact' button in the free Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! News Flashes...17:16 From The Sleeping Beauty diet to The Tapeworm Diet…this is an awesome history of fad diets (that will likely never stop coming!): Someone should write a book called “The Sunshine Diet”: . Here’s how to upgrade your whey protein - add essential amino acids and creatine for enhanced absorption (in past I’ve said always take EAA’s on empty stomach, but now changing my mind if goal is maximal protein synthesis of protein you eat it with): Mmm…the new “toddler milk”...powdered milk, corn syrup, and vegetable oil - would YOU feed this to YOUR toddler? Yeah, I thought this was a joke at first too, but I’ll bet feeding your children their vegetables via an ice cream delivery mechanism will actually be a pretty successful business: . Resources mentioned: for up to date coronavirus info (code GREENFIELD for 20% off their first month of subscription or full purchase of the device) (code BEN10) Book: training device (use code BEN for a 5% discount) structured water filter (use code BEN15 for a 15% discount) Special Announcements... . Ben Greenfield's new book “Boundless” is now available! Check out Ben onfor epic posts and photos about his morning, day and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben onfor daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben'spage for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! Here's where Ben is speaking and traveling around the world coming soon: April 4 - 6, 2020: Wild Health Virtual Summit. An event at the Kentucky Castle designed for physicians to teach and promote genomics-based precision medicine. Open to the general public. July 14-16, 2020: Paleo f(x) – Austin, TX. Join me and dozens of health and fitness experts to discover the latest breakthroughs in epigenetics, biohacking, Keto, AIP, nootropics, blood testing, strength conditioning, sleep, stress and much more. Try out delicious new foods, discover new workouts, and even try new gadgets in the biohacking lab. . This podcast is brought to you by: -: A new take on an ancient secret: Pain-soothing herbs, incredible antioxidants, and phytonutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk” nighttime tea! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: BENG20. -: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more. Get 20% off your order of Kion Aminos, andeverythingat the Kion site when you use discount code: “BGF20” -: Seriously comfortable compression socks designed to support your every move. Receive 20% off your Comrad purchase when you use discount code: BEN20 -: kApex breaks down the fats you eat into fatty acids, which allows you toincrease the fatty acid oxidation inside your mitochondria both in your muscle and liver. Get 10% off your order when you use coupon code: GREENFIELD10 Listener Q&A: Blood Flow Restriction Combined With Super Slow Training...41:23 Matt asks: Can you combine blood flow restriction training with the Body by Science training protocol by Dr. Doug McGuff? In my response, I recommend: training device (use code BEN for a 5% discount). by Doug McGuff with Doug McGuff How To Drink Structured Water...53:10 Jim asks: I want to upgrade my air and water environment while I remodel my home and am wondering if you think it's worth the money to install a structured water filter. Do you have any resources on structured water by way of peer-reviewed articles? In my response, I recommend: structured water filter (use code BEN15 for a 15% discount) with my father, Gary Greenfield with Thomas Cowan on "The Heart Is Not A Pump" Book "" Ar

87 MIN6 d ago
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Q&A 408: The Awesome History Of Fad Diets, How To Upgrade Your Protein Shake, Blood Flow Restriction & Super Slow Training & Much More!

The Great Bread Debate, Detoxing With Food, Dangers Of MDMA (& What To Do About It), High Protein Myths & Much More With Max Lugavere.

The author of the New York Times bestselling , previous podcast guest on the episodes: and also is back! His name is Max Lugavere and his new book features alifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its “factory settings,” to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. In , Max expands the plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains—including our cognitive function and emotional wellness—depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. Drawing on globe-spanning research into circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and exercise physiology, The Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance. Among Max’s groundbreaking findings, you will discover: · A trick that gives you the equivalent of a “marathon” workout, in 10 minutes · How to get the benefits of an extra 1-2 servings of veggies daily without eating them · The hidden chemicals in your home that could be making you fat and sick · How to boost melatonin levels by up to 58% for deeper sleep without supplements Max is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and author. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast . Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others... During our discussion, you'll discover: -Just how bad is bread?...8:08 It's one of humanity's oldest and most revered processed foods Max's views have softened slightly over the years Grains can serve a functional purpose Glycogen storage Help to power through resistance training Not as toxic as made out to be, but not the most ideal option available Changed views on brown rice Preparation methods are important Avoid GMO forms of GMO foods No such thing as a one size fits all diet, nor an exercise regimen Increased carbs in the diet may lead to increased strength (performance enhancing tool) -How Max's views on MDMA have evolved over the years...19:45 Being used to treat PTSD; given "breakthrough drug" status by the FDA Being used to treat alcoholism, autism Chronically dangerous to the brain; imbalance in neurotransmitters Serotonin is modulated w/ MDMA Acute doses are limited in potential harm; benefits outweigh the risks Psilocybin can reduce activity in default mode network in the brain Can damage mitochondria when consumed in large amounts Increase levels Supplement w/ (code: BENGREENFIELD10) Dr. John Lieurance's / (code: BEN) -Max's overall goal in writing ...29:00 The goal was to help people identify diseases such as dementia or cancer years or decades before they manifest physically was to identify which foods affect the brain We're essentially in "The Hunger Games" books Sedentary, addicted to devices, rampant stress, circadian rhythms are out of sync The default state of any organism is health; our society is anything but healthy Max's mom developed dementia at a young age; was eventually diagnosed w/ pancreatic cancer Conditions don't develop overnight Prevention is not discussed by and large in mainstream medicine Cachexia: extreme muscle wasting Certain cancers are hormonally related Book: by William Li -Fish consumption and optimizing brain health...46:00 Fear of consuming mercury w/ fish is overblown; the benef

85 MIN1 w ago
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The Great Bread Debate, Detoxing With Food, Dangers Of MDMA (& What To Do About It), High Protein Myths & Much More With Max Lugavere.

Biohacking India: Sleep, Jet Lag, Hidden Environmental Killers, Air Pollution, Antiviral Tips, Eating For Longevity & Much More!

For detailed notes, including resources to everything Jag, Kris and I discuss in today's episode, head on over to https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/delhiqa.

140 MIN1 w ago
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Biohacking India: Sleep, Jet Lag, Hidden Environmental Killers, Air Pollution, Antiviral Tips, Eating For Longevity & Much More!

Everything You Need To Know For Antivirus & Immune System Enhancement: A Special One-Two Podcast Episode With Dr. Matt Cook & Dr. Matt Dawson.

Dr. Matt Cook of BioReset Medical and Drs. Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin of Wild Health share practical tips and advice on boosting your immune system and forming a defense against viruses. Also included is a history of viral outbreaks from the past and up to date info about the current outbreak. Dr. Cook's presentation begins at 5:25 Drs. Dawson and Mallin begins at 1:48:12 Show notes including resources mentioned in the podcast can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/immune20

151 MIN2 w ago
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Everything You Need To Know For Antivirus & Immune System Enhancement: A Special One-Two Podcast Episode With Dr. Matt Cook & Dr. Matt Dawson.

My Latest Sleep Biohacks, Habits, Routines, Rituals, Longevity Tips, Parenting Strategies, Spiritual Disciplines & More!

I recently went on a whirlwind tour of LA for my new book Boundless. Rather than a formal presentation or lecture, I instead did plenty of panels and Q&A's instead, and recorded them all for your listening and educational pleasure! In the first part of this episode, you'll hear me on a panel with Dr. Darshan Shah of , with whom I have collaborated on multiple podcasts, including: - BGF: - BGF: - Forefront by NextHealth: After the panel with Dr. Shah, in which we discussed sleep, habits, routines, rituals, longevity, biohacking, parenting, spirituality and much more, you'll hear the Q&A we recorded at that same event. In the second part of this episode, you'll hear a separate Q&A recorded at the second book launch party at , in which we cover deep sleep, REM sleep, sex hacking, plant medicine and psychedelics, NAD best practices, sirtuins and a host of other interesting topics. If you haven't yet purchased your copy ofBoundless, you can grab it . In this two part episode, you'll disc...

112 MIN2 w ago
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My Latest Sleep Biohacks, Habits, Routines, Rituals, Longevity Tips, Parenting Strategies, Spiritual Disciplines & More!

Biohacking Fitness In Asia & Beyond: How One Small Company Is Changing The Face Of Biomarker Testing, Agriculture, Pollution, Health & More!

During my recent media tour of India, I had the pleasure of meeting many brilliant individuals who are doing very cool things in the health, fitness and biohacking arena in India, and one of the most impressive tours and meetings I had was with the good folks at , in Bangalore. Connect Ventures is blending everything from advanced lab and biometric testing of blood, biomarkers, genetics and the gut, to personalized nutrition and fitness programming, to the development of high-end nano-material segment for environmental cleanup to Nanotechnology, Agro-Technology, Water and Waste Treatment, Food Grade Enzymes for Sugar, Distillery, Brewery and Tea Industries, Nutraceuticals and Next Generation Agricultural Technologies. We explore all these factors on today's extremely interesting and educational episode, which I recorded while touring Connect Ventures. My primary guest on today's show is Shiva Subramanian. Shiva is a graduate from United World College of SEA and Nottingham University...

98 MIN3 w ago
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Biohacking Fitness In Asia & Beyond: How One Small Company Is Changing The Face Of Biomarker Testing, Agriculture, Pollution, Health & More!

A Deep Dive Into HRV: How To Use Heart Rate Variability To Optimize Your Sleep, Stress, Recovery, Performance, Nervous System Balance & Much More!

If you've been a long-time podcast listener, then you're no doubt familiar with Dr. Jay T. Wiles, my jolly sidekick on the regular Ben Greenfield Fitness Q&A podcast episodes. What you may not know about Jay is that he is a true expert in all things heart rate variability (HRV) testing, tracking, and interpretation; and in this podcast episode, he takes a deep dive into how to use HRV to optimize your recovery, performance, sleep, stress, and nervous system. https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hrvpodcast

117 MIN3 w ago
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A Deep Dive Into HRV: How To Use Heart Rate Variability To Optimize Your Sleep, Stress, Recovery, Performance, Nervous System Balance & Much More!

The Book That's Pissed Me Off The Most This Year (& How To Fix America's Food System) - The Mark Hyman Podcast With Ben Greenfield.

I recently read a book that frankly, pardon the language, pissed me off. The book, entitled "Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet--One Bite at a Time"is the brand new release from Dr. Mark Hyman. Show notes: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/foodfix

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The Book That's Pissed Me Off The Most This Year (& How To Fix America's Food System) - The Mark Hyman Podcast With Ben Greenfield.

The Toxicity Of Plants, Carnivore For Athletes, Does Meat Cause Acidity, The “Game Changers” Debate & Much More With Dr. Paul Saladino.

Paul Saladino isback.The CarnivoreMD has just put the finishing touches on his new book The Carnivore Code, and graciously agreed to record an epic solosode for my listeners in which he delves into all the questions you asked him in the comments section after our first couple episodes together. Show notes: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/carnivoreqa

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The Toxicity Of Plants, Carnivore For Athletes, Does Meat Cause Acidity, The “Game Changers” Debate & Much More With Dr. Paul Saladino.

Latest Episodes

Ben Greenfield's 10 Favorite Biohacks, How To Drink Without Damaging The Body, Dangers Of Ayurvedic Herbs & Supplements & Much More!

On my recent whirlwind media and tour of India, I hosted, along with my friends and , a massive biohacking Q&A and panel in New Delhi, which you can . We covered an enormously wide range of topics, including: How to have energy at your beck and call, all day long... Hidden environmental killers and how to hack your environment to remove them... Ben and Kris' latest updated sleep and jet lag tips... Eating for anti-aging and longevity... How to lose fat faster... And much more! Later, we flew to Mumbai, crashed at a hotel, and slipped into a hotel room to record, for your listening pleasure, a few guys shooting the sh*t about everything from my 10 favorite biohacks, to how to drink socially without damaging the body, to Ayurvedic herbs and supplements, meditation, responsible use of cell phones and much more - all released on today's show! Jag Chima, born in England, is an entrepreneur, investor, visionary, health and fitness enthusiast, and philanthropist with business interests that include real estate, construction, finance, lifestyle, and health and fitness. Jag is the founder of The London Group, a diversified conglomerate with extensive operations in the UK, India, and other parts of the world. The London Group is comprised of companies in property consultancy, property development, estate agents, lifestyle brands, fitness education, talent management, and health clubs. Jag has carved a niche for himself as a passionate and astute professional, with experience that started in 1998. He has also been featured on many media platforms including BBC News Asia, BBC Asian Network, and MATV. He is a sought after speaker and strategic advisor on business affairs and believes in facing fears and taking on challenges for growth and personal development. Jag recently completed a triathlon and also a 1450 km bicycle ride from Delhi to Mumbai. He is a proud supporter of The Unique Home for Girls in Jalandhar India, a home for unwanted, abandoned girls in Punjab, India. Originally from Wales, Kris Gethin has established himself as one of the most versatile fitness entrepreneurs in the industry. Before founding , Kris competed as a lifetime natural pro bodybuilder, placing as high as second place in the Natural World Championships. As a personal trainer, his clients have included Bollywood celebrities, billionaire businessmen, and champion athletes. In between training clients, he has certified more than 800 personal trainers. Somehow, this tireless innovator found time to co-found a health club franchise called Kris Gethin Gyms. He has shared his extensive knowledge through books, newsletters, videos, and podcasts. In this episode, you'll discover: -Ben shares about his trip to India...6:30 Is India ready to embrace biohacking? Barriers to biohacking technology are falling -A wise approach to Ayurvedic herbs and supplements...10:00 It is ancestral wisdom, not biohacking; use w/ caution Tainted w/ metals, may be laced w/ herbicides and pesticides Can hurt yourself if you're not aware of the sourcing Biohacks to increase their efficacy (code GREENFIELD for a 10% discount) device by Fisher Wallace (code GREENFIELD for free FedEx shipping) (code GREENFIELD) table Herbs Ben recommends: -The role of meditation in improving the health of one's mind...16:00 Spiritual connection Don't be dependent on biohacks for meditation app meditation app Meditate in the same spot Candle and hourglass meditation in the The presence of a phone on the table can decrease the quality of conversation at dinner Very easy to get disconnected from mindfulness in modern society Incorporate time when tech isn't present into your daily routine Be aware of biological impact of smart phones Keep phone in airplane mode as much as possible -Mindful eating practices...24:30 , , , etc. are good alternatives to processed sugar Over-consuming jaggery, , etc. resulting in weight gain Eat in a parasympathetic state Be present/aware of the taste, how you feel, etc. Eat

77 MIN4 d ago
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Ben Greenfield's 10 Favorite Biohacks, How To Drink Without Damaging The Body, Dangers Of Ayurvedic Herbs & Supplements & Much More!

Q&A 408: The Awesome History Of Fad Diets, How To Upgrade Your Protein Shake, Blood Flow Restriction & Super Slow Training & Much More!

Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast? or use the 'contact' button in the free Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! News Flashes...17:16 From The Sleeping Beauty diet to The Tapeworm Diet…this is an awesome history of fad diets (that will likely never stop coming!): Someone should write a book called “The Sunshine Diet”: . Here’s how to upgrade your whey protein - add essential amino acids and creatine for enhanced absorption (in past I’ve said always take EAA’s on empty stomach, but now changing my mind if goal is maximal protein synthesis of protein you eat it with): Mmm…the new “toddler milk”...powdered milk, corn syrup, and vegetable oil - would YOU feed this to YOUR toddler? Yeah, I thought this was a joke at first too, but I’ll bet feeding your children their vegetables via an ice cream delivery mechanism will actually be a pretty successful business: . Resources mentioned: for up to date coronavirus info (code GREENFIELD for 20% off their first month of subscription or full purchase of the device) (code BEN10) Book: training device (use code BEN for a 5% discount) structured water filter (use code BEN15 for a 15% discount) Special Announcements... . Ben Greenfield's new book “Boundless” is now available! Check out Ben onfor epic posts and photos about his morning, day and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben onfor daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben'spage for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! Here's where Ben is speaking and traveling around the world coming soon: April 4 - 6, 2020: Wild Health Virtual Summit. An event at the Kentucky Castle designed for physicians to teach and promote genomics-based precision medicine. Open to the general public. July 14-16, 2020: Paleo f(x) – Austin, TX. Join me and dozens of health and fitness experts to discover the latest breakthroughs in epigenetics, biohacking, Keto, AIP, nootropics, blood testing, strength conditioning, sleep, stress and much more. Try out delicious new foods, discover new workouts, and even try new gadgets in the biohacking lab. . This podcast is brought to you by: -: A new take on an ancient secret: Pain-soothing herbs, incredible antioxidants, and phytonutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk” nighttime tea! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: BENG20. -: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more. Get 20% off your order of Kion Aminos, andeverythingat the Kion site when you use discount code: “BGF20” -: Seriously comfortable compression socks designed to support your every move. Receive 20% off your Comrad purchase when you use discount code: BEN20 -: kApex breaks down the fats you eat into fatty acids, which allows you toincrease the fatty acid oxidation inside your mitochondria both in your muscle and liver. Get 10% off your order when you use coupon code: GREENFIELD10 Listener Q&A: Blood Flow Restriction Combined With Super Slow Training...41:23 Matt asks: Can you combine blood flow restriction training with the Body by Science training protocol by Dr. Doug McGuff? In my response, I recommend: training device (use code BEN for a 5% discount). by Doug McGuff with Doug McGuff How To Drink Structured Water...53:10 Jim asks: I want to upgrade my air and water environment while I remodel my home and am wondering if you think it's worth the money to install a structured water filter. Do you have any resources on structured water by way of peer-reviewed articles? In my response, I recommend: structured water filter (use code BEN15 for a 15% discount) with my father, Gary Greenfield with Thomas Cowan on "The Heart Is Not A Pump" Book "" Ar

87 MIN6 d ago
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Q&A 408: The Awesome History Of Fad Diets, How To Upgrade Your Protein Shake, Blood Flow Restriction & Super Slow Training & Much More!

The Great Bread Debate, Detoxing With Food, Dangers Of MDMA (& What To Do About It), High Protein Myths & Much More With Max Lugavere.

The author of the New York Times bestselling , previous podcast guest on the episodes: and also is back! His name is Max Lugavere and his new book features alifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its “factory settings,” to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. In , Max expands the plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains—including our cognitive function and emotional wellness—depend on the health of our gut, endocrine, cardiac and nervous systems as there is a constant feedback loop between all systems. Drawing on globe-spanning research into circadian biology, psychology, dementia prevention, cognitive optimization, and exercise physiology, The Genius Life shows how to integrate healthy choices in all aspects of our daily routines: eating, exercising, sleeping, detoxing, and more to create a healthy foundation for optimal cognitive health and performance. Among Max’s groundbreaking findings, you will discover: · A trick that gives you the equivalent of a “marathon” workout, in 10 minutes · How to get the benefits of an extra 1-2 servings of veggies daily without eating them · The hidden chemicals in your home that could be making you fat and sick · How to boost melatonin levels by up to 58% for deeper sleep without supplements Max is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and author. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast . Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others... During our discussion, you'll discover: -Just how bad is bread?...8:08 It's one of humanity's oldest and most revered processed foods Max's views have softened slightly over the years Grains can serve a functional purpose Glycogen storage Help to power through resistance training Not as toxic as made out to be, but not the most ideal option available Changed views on brown rice Preparation methods are important Avoid GMO forms of GMO foods No such thing as a one size fits all diet, nor an exercise regimen Increased carbs in the diet may lead to increased strength (performance enhancing tool) -How Max's views on MDMA have evolved over the years...19:45 Being used to treat PTSD; given "breakthrough drug" status by the FDA Being used to treat alcoholism, autism Chronically dangerous to the brain; imbalance in neurotransmitters Serotonin is modulated w/ MDMA Acute doses are limited in potential harm; benefits outweigh the risks Psilocybin can reduce activity in default mode network in the brain Can damage mitochondria when consumed in large amounts Increase levels Supplement w/ (code: BENGREENFIELD10) Dr. John Lieurance's / (code: BEN) -Max's overall goal in writing ...29:00 The goal was to help people identify diseases such as dementia or cancer years or decades before they manifest physically was to identify which foods affect the brain We're essentially in "The Hunger Games" books Sedentary, addicted to devices, rampant stress, circadian rhythms are out of sync The default state of any organism is health; our society is anything but healthy Max's mom developed dementia at a young age; was eventually diagnosed w/ pancreatic cancer Conditions don't develop overnight Prevention is not discussed by and large in mainstream medicine Cachexia: extreme muscle wasting Certain cancers are hormonally related Book: by William Li -Fish consumption and optimizing brain health...46:00 Fear of consuming mercury w/ fish is overblown; the benef

85 MIN1 w ago
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The Great Bread Debate, Detoxing With Food, Dangers Of MDMA (& What To Do About It), High Protein Myths & Much More With Max Lugavere.

Biohacking India: Sleep, Jet Lag, Hidden Environmental Killers, Air Pollution, Antiviral Tips, Eating For Longevity & Much More!

For detailed notes, including resources to everything Jag, Kris and I discuss in today's episode, head on over to https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/delhiqa.

140 MIN1 w ago
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Biohacking India: Sleep, Jet Lag, Hidden Environmental Killers, Air Pollution, Antiviral Tips, Eating For Longevity & Much More!

Everything You Need To Know For Antivirus & Immune System Enhancement: A Special One-Two Podcast Episode With Dr. Matt Cook & Dr. Matt Dawson.

Dr. Matt Cook of BioReset Medical and Drs. Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin of Wild Health share practical tips and advice on boosting your immune system and forming a defense against viruses. Also included is a history of viral outbreaks from the past and up to date info about the current outbreak. Dr. Cook's presentation begins at 5:25 Drs. Dawson and Mallin begins at 1:48:12 Show notes including resources mentioned in the podcast can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/immune20

151 MIN2 w ago
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Everything You Need To Know For Antivirus & Immune System Enhancement: A Special One-Two Podcast Episode With Dr. Matt Cook & Dr. Matt Dawson.

My Latest Sleep Biohacks, Habits, Routines, Rituals, Longevity Tips, Parenting Strategies, Spiritual Disciplines & More!

I recently went on a whirlwind tour of LA for my new book Boundless. Rather than a formal presentation or lecture, I instead did plenty of panels and Q&A's instead, and recorded them all for your listening and educational pleasure! In the first part of this episode, you'll hear me on a panel with Dr. Darshan Shah of , with whom I have collaborated on multiple podcasts, including: - BGF: - BGF: - Forefront by NextHealth: After the panel with Dr. Shah, in which we discussed sleep, habits, routines, rituals, longevity, biohacking, parenting, spirituality and much more, you'll hear the Q&A we recorded at that same event. In the second part of this episode, you'll hear a separate Q&A recorded at the second book launch party at , in which we cover deep sleep, REM sleep, sex hacking, plant medicine and psychedelics, NAD best practices, sirtuins and a host of other interesting topics. If you haven't yet purchased your copy ofBoundless, you can grab it . In this two part episode, you'll disc...

112 MIN2 w ago
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Biohacking Fitness In Asia & Beyond: How One Small Company Is Changing The Face Of Biomarker Testing, Agriculture, Pollution, Health & More!

During my recent media tour of India, I had the pleasure of meeting many brilliant individuals who are doing very cool things in the health, fitness and biohacking arena in India, and one of the most impressive tours and meetings I had was with the good folks at , in Bangalore. Connect Ventures is blending everything from advanced lab and biometric testing of blood, biomarkers, genetics and the gut, to personalized nutrition and fitness programming, to the development of high-end nano-material segment for environmental cleanup to Nanotechnology, Agro-Technology, Water and Waste Treatment, Food Grade Enzymes for Sugar, Distillery, Brewery and Tea Industries, Nutraceuticals and Next Generation Agricultural Technologies. We explore all these factors on today's extremely interesting and educational episode, which I recorded while touring Connect Ventures. My primary guest on today's show is Shiva Subramanian. Shiva is a graduate from United World College of SEA and Nottingham University...

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Biohacking Fitness In Asia & Beyond: How One Small Company Is Changing The Face Of Biomarker Testing, Agriculture, Pollution, Health & More!

A Deep Dive Into HRV: How To Use Heart Rate Variability To Optimize Your Sleep, Stress, Recovery, Performance, Nervous System Balance & Much More!

If you've been a long-time podcast listener, then you're no doubt familiar with Dr. Jay T. Wiles, my jolly sidekick on the regular Ben Greenfield Fitness Q&A podcast episodes. What you may not know about Jay is that he is a true expert in all things heart rate variability (HRV) testing, tracking, and interpretation; and in this podcast episode, he takes a deep dive into how to use HRV to optimize your recovery, performance, sleep, stress, and nervous system. https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hrvpodcast

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A Deep Dive Into HRV: How To Use Heart Rate Variability To Optimize Your Sleep, Stress, Recovery, Performance, Nervous System Balance & Much More!

The Book That's Pissed Me Off The Most This Year (& How To Fix America's Food System) - The Mark Hyman Podcast With Ben Greenfield.

I recently read a book that frankly, pardon the language, pissed me off. The book, entitled "Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet--One Bite at a Time"is the brand new release from Dr. Mark Hyman. Show notes: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/foodfix

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The Book That's Pissed Me Off The Most This Year (& How To Fix America's Food System) - The Mark Hyman Podcast With Ben Greenfield.

The Toxicity Of Plants, Carnivore For Athletes, Does Meat Cause Acidity, The “Game Changers” Debate & Much More With Dr. Paul Saladino.

Paul Saladino isback.The CarnivoreMD has just put the finishing touches on his new book The Carnivore Code, and graciously agreed to record an epic solosode for my listeners in which he delves into all the questions you asked him in the comments section after our first couple episodes together. Show notes: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/carnivoreqa

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