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    Mind-Altering Drugs, Plant Medicines & Psychedelics In The Old Testament, How Altered States of Consciousness Can Enhance Spiritual Experiences & Much More With Danny Nemu.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 96:42


    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/nemu You may have seen me first mention Danny Nemu in my article here on "sobriety", including his writings on cannabis, drunkenness, and the use of entheogens and psychedelics found in the Bible. I even experimented recently with some of the incenses and oils Danny discusses in his lectures - potent blends also featured within the Bible and used by the Levite priests, and the results were relatively astounding.  Danny is the author of Neuro-Apocalypse, Science Revealed, and perhaps most notably, the paper “Getting high with the most high: Entheogens in the Old Testament” and a YouTube video by the same name. He is a fellow who has dug into this topic of entheogens in the Bible quite a bit, similar to Brian Muraresku in his recent book The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name and Michael Pollan in his new book This Is Your Mind On Plants. Danny is a hypnotherapist, activist and author with an academic background in the history of medicine and 20 years experience with the Daime ayahuasca community including an 8-month cure in the Amazon battling a flesh-eating parasite. His fundamental interest is how humans break free of their “mind-forged manacles”, and his research focuses on Drugs in the Bible, Revelation and realpolitik in Science, and the connection between Linguistics, Neurobiology and Cognition. He writes for Psypress UK, the Journal of Psychedelic Studies and Lucid News, has given talks at Breaking Convention on Biblical entheogens and neocolonialism in ayahuasca studies, and is a regular guest on podcasts including Rune Soup and Aeon Byte. His books, Science Revealed and Neuro-Apocalypse, are out on Psypress UK, articles, talks and podcasts are collected on his website, and his inconsistent opinions are to be taken with a pinch of salt on Twitter. Insanely detailed show notes are to be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/nemu including links to all articles and resources mentioned, videos Danny Nemu has published and much more! In this episode you'll discover: -Is Moses' experience at the burning bush an example of an entheogen?... -How the unique combinations of anointing oil described in the Bible would affect human physiology... -Precautions prescribed in the Bible for priests entering the Holy of Holies... -How stigma surrounding drugs in modern culture prevents Christians from having a full understanding of God's creation... -And much more... Episode sponsors: -Kion -Organifi Gold Chocolate -Butcher Box -CAR.O.L Bikes BenGreenfieldFitness.com/nemu


    Can You Get Healed By Someone Praying For You & "Laying On Of Hands"? The Story of One Physician's Inspiring Faith and the Healing Power of Prayer, With Dr. Issam Nemeh.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 79:30

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracleseveryday After a friend recommended that I look into the concept of "miracle healing", which I was admittedly extremely skeptical of, I read the book Miracles Every Day: The Story of One Physician's Inspiring Faith and the Healing Power of Prayer, which is the story of Dr. Issam Nemeh, a Cleveland-based physician and devout Catholic who has prayed over tens of thousands of people from all faiths and all walks of life in the past two decades. The apparent result of Dr. Nemeh's work? Miracles. No, I'm serious. I didn't believe it at first, but the stories in the book and the testimonials of legitimate, trustworthy people is mind-blowing. Injuries healed, cancers cured, sight and hearing restored. Yet, as Dr. Nemeh will be the first to point out, “the miracles are just to get our attention.” The healings do not originate from him, but from God. It is this humility and dedication to those in need that have won him the respect and trust of laypeople and religious leaders alike. The book traces the lives of the doctor and his dedicated wife, Kathy, and brings us the uplifting stories of the many people who have been healed through one man's powerful faith. Miracles Every Day is a compelling reminder of God's individual and unconditional love for each one of us. Along the way you meet the dedicated family members, volunteers, and clergy who support the Nemeh's in their work. They speak of a ministry of hope, of lives changed and saved through not just the power of prayer, but through the awesome Spirit-driven power of love. After reading it, I was so inspired and intrigued that I just had to see and experience Dr. Nemeh's work for myself. So I hopped on a plane to Cleveland, Ohio, hunted him down, and recorded an intriguing and inspiring audio interview for you with content unlike anything I've ever talked about before. One CBN article about Dr. Nemeh includes the following: "When Dr. Nemeh was 15 years old, he had a vision that he would share his gift of faith with thousands, but first he would have to form a solid base for his ministry with a medical practice. Midway through his career, he switched to the practice of Meridian Regulatory Acupuncture (MRA). MRA is different than traditional Chinese acupuncture. It consists of 2 parts: a diagnostic procedure and a treatment procedure. The diagnosis involves measuring the electrical resistance of the body at different points on the skin, known as meridian points. These measurements are graphed and treatment is performed with a small needle temporarily inserted for a few seconds. Dr. Nemeh says he made the career change because he felt the Lord tell him this new practice would give him one-on-one time to work on people. His practice grew by word of mouth from his patients who told stories of their healings to friends and family. Dr. Nemeh says he only prays with the patients who ask him to and is quick to give the credit to God. “I don't do the healing,” says Dr. Nemeh. “It's Jesus. It's the Holy Spirit.” Many of his patients are oblivious to the fact that Dr. Nemeh is already praying for them. “Prayer is non-stop,” he says... Six days a week, Dr. Nemeh combines acupuncture and prayer for his patients and his Sundays are spent standing for nine hours in churches and meeting halls without a break at healing services. Tens of thousands of people have experienced physical, emotions and spiritual changes since Dr. Nemeh opened his practice in 1992. Cancer tumors vanish, vision is restored, and other dramatic healings take place after Dr. Nemeh prays for people. He says these healings and miracles are manifestations or demonstrations of God's presence. Basically they are proof that God is closer to us than we think and that He walks beside us in everything we do. It is Dr. Nemeh's desire to see people grow closer to the Lord as a result of their healing." Fascinated yet? Then tune into this episode for sure. **Detailed show notes containing links to resources, podcasts and articles mentioned in today's show can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracleseveryday In this episode you'll discover: -How Issam can recall the moment of his birth in vivid detail... -The nuts and bolts of tracking healing as it's happening in real-time... -Does Issam feel God is working through his medical instruments to combine faith healing with modern technology?... -Issam performs a healing on Ben in real time... -And much more! You can purchase Dr. Nemeh's book here Episode sponsors: -Kion -JOOVV -FUM -Butcher Box bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracleseveryday

    The Natural Drug And Alcohol Alternative That May Transform The Future Of Mental Health: Everything You Need To Know About Kava With Cameron George

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 84:28

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/kavapodcast Cameron George, my guest on today's podcast, is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of  a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form has been highly prized in South Pacific islands for over 3000 years. Cameron's formula, known as TRU KAVA, is a new patented form of traditional kava and is currently the only mass user-ready kava product on the market that has these subtle psychedelic effects on the mind. Additionally, absolutely no pesticides or industrial chemicals are used at any step of their process. Each batch of kava root is independent lab tested to ensure that it meets all of the previously mentioned quality and safety standards. All of their products are refined and packaged in ready to use very palatable forms, making them extremely versatile and easy for anyone to use. In this episode, you'll discover: -Cameron's personal slice of hell suffered at the hands of benzodiazepines (benzos)... -Why kava kava is not kava in its purest form... -Concerns about the effects of kava on the liver... -Positive benefits of kava on the body and mind... And much more! Detailed show notes, including links to all books, articles, podcasts and other resources can be found at: bengreenfieldfitness.com/kavapodcast Episode sponsors: -Kion Omega -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Thrive Market -Butcher Box bengreenfieldfitness.com/kavapodcast

    How To Tap into the Power of the Planet's Most Nutritious Foods: Sprouts, Shoots, Microgreens & More With Doug Evans.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 73:25

    Two years ago, I discovered sprouts. During my early COVID quarantine time when we were all first stuck at home stocking up on Twinkies and toilet paper, I powered through the The Sprout Book: Tap into the Power of the Planet's Most Nutritious Food to learn how to use dirt-cheap seeds - readily available anywhere even when grocery stores are sold out of Twinkies and toilet paper - to unlock a host of nutrients in an inexpensive, space-saving environment at home.   I used the "Broccoli & Friends" mix  - a potent blend of high-germination broccoli, alfalfa, radish and clover sprouting seeds) and a glass mason jar sprouting method to sprout for 5 days and...holy cow! I was amazed at the life these little powerhouses took on   The book teaches you how to easily grow sprouts, microgreens, grasses and much more, the health benefits of sprouts include the ability to improve the digestive process, increase metabolic rate, increase enzymatic activity, prevent anemia, aid in weight loss, regulate cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, prevent neural tube defects, boost skin health, improve vision, support the immune system, and increase usable energy reserves. Plus, sprouting deactivates all the built in plant defense mechanisms. I now use most of these on salads and in smoothies, then salt spice and dehydrate a batch for a crunchy on-the-go snack. Doug Evans, my guest on today's podcast, is an early pioneer in the natural food industry, and he happened to have written The Sprout Book. In 2002 he co-founded Organic Avenue, one of the first exclusively organic plant-based retail chains in the country. He then created and founded Juicero, the first fresh, farm to glass automatic cold-press juicer, with the mission of bringing more fresh produce to the home. Doug lives in the Mojave Desert at Wonder Valley Hot Springs. Doug wrote, The Sprout Book in efforts to teach people about the power of sprouts and has written a transformative plan for sprouting. He's revolutionizing gardening and growing your own food right in your kitchen in an affordable and accessible way. His mission in life is to help people learn how to grow and eat the most nutritious food on the planet...sprouts. Among the mind-blowing nutritional qualities of sprouts: -they have 20-30 times the nutrients of other vegetables and 100 times those of meat -they pack cancer-fighting properties and help to protect us from cardiovascular disease and environmental pollutants -they aid in digestion -they are a simple way to grow your own vegetables and compatible with all diets The forty recipes inside his book feature sprouts on top of raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, sea vegetables, and top-quality cold-pressed vegetable oils for the healthiest diet possible. In this episode, you'll discover: -How sprouts differ from other plants regarding plant-defense mechanisms... -The sprouting process explained... -Logistical questions about sprouting answered... -The immediate results of Doug's sprouting practice... -And much more! Detailed show notes containing links to resources, podcasts and articles mentioned in today's show can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/sproutspodcast

    Homeschooling, Streetfighting, Freedom, Common Vs. Statutory Law & How To Stand Up For Your Rights With Jesse Elder.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 81:49

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/elder Texas man, fellow homeschooler, a man after my own heart, and today's podcast guest, Jesse Elder is a self-described “Millionaire Mentor", an Improv Philosopher, a former MMA fighter turned entrepreneur, and also the author of "The Upgraded Life”. Jesse's latest quest has been to tackle our human rights, sovereignty, common law vs. statutory law, and many other elements of freedom that are particularly relevant for the times we are currently living in. In this episode, you'll hear: -How Jesse learned the value of true freedom and learning to live with the consequences of one's decisions... -Statutory vs. common law and how the legal system has become a weapon of the state... -Fun facts about the IRS and what might happen if you stop filing tax returns... -Why the judge is NOT the most powerful person in a courtroom... -And much more... Detailed notes, including links to all websites, resources and otherwise mentioned in this episode can be accessed at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/elder Follow Jesse on social media: Facebook  Instagram  Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Protein -JOOVV -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Beekeeper's Naturals BenGreenfieldFitness.com/elder

    The Next Generation Psychedelic Molecule You've Probably Never Heard Of, Apps For Plant Medicine Journeys, Futuristic Garden-Cities & More With Field Trip Health's Ronan Levy.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 60:45

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ronan Believing that you should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans, my friend and my guest on today's podcast - Ronan Levy - has built a career out of doing things that others say cannot be done. Ronan started his career as a securities lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP but left that after realizing he was much too creative for the profession of law. Since then, Ronan has helped launch businesses across a number of industries from gold, to cannabis, and, most recently, in psychedelics where he is a co-founder and the Executive Chairman of Field Trip Health Ltd. (NASDAQ: FTRP), a global leader in the development and delivery of psychedelic therapies. When not being thoroughly incorrigible, Ronan lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. He's also the host of the podcast "FieldTripping", on which I've been a guest in this episode. Field Trip Health, Inc., is the world's first mental wellness company focused on psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, which at the time was opening the first medical centers—first in Toronto, then in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta, Stamford and LA—dedicated exclusively to the administration of psychedelics, in a “spa-like” setting. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Various ways Field Trip Health provides therapy and psychedelic journeys... -Psychedelics beside ketamine we may see legalized in the near future... -The history of Field Trip Health's psilocybin mimicking drug... -Cost considerations for psychedelic journeys now and in the future... -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos -Organifi Red Juice -Clearlight Saunas -Seed Daily Synbiotic

    Why Kids Need Goats & Snakes, Top Writing Secrets Of A Famous Author, How To Read More Books, 33 Ways To Be Insanely Productive & Much More With Ryan Holiday.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 87:41


    bengreenfieldfitness.com/holiday Ryan Holiday is a deep and profound modern day philosopher, a friend of mine and one of my favorite authors. He is the bestselling author of the new book Courage Is Calling, along with Trust Me, I'm Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition, including my one of my personal favorite books of all time: Stillness Is The Key. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. Ryan owns and operates the independent bookstore Painted Porch Bookshop in Bastrop, Texas. He is married and has two sons. He lives on a 40-acre ranch in Bastrop County, Texas. Here's what you'll hear in today's episode with Ryan Holiday: -How an in-person bookstore has helped Ryan reconnect with family, health and more... -Some of Ben and Ryan's daily rituals and routines... -Ryan's writing process.. -About Ryan's upcoming series of virtue-themed books... Detailed show notes, including links to all books, articles and products mentioned in this episode can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/holiday Episode sponsors: -Vuori -Kion -JOOVV -Levels Health bengreenfieldfitness.com/holiday


    Everything You Need To Know About Protein Powders, Amino Acids, Animal Vs. Plant Protein, How Much Protein You Need & Much, Much More With Kion's Angelo Keely.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 88:09

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/proteinpodcast It's protein time, baby. Get strapped in to have all your burning questions about protein answered... ...including: -How much protein you really need... -The difference between all the different kinds of protein powder out there... -Whey concentrate vs. hydrolysate vs. isolate... -How to choose the right protein for your needs... -Animal vs. plant protein... -The fascinating history of whey protein... -And much more! In this podcast episode, I interview Angelo Keely, Cofounder and CEO of Kion, a dietary supplement and functional food company where he oversees all business activities. Angelo has a truly diverse and unique background having put himself through college as a professional musician, beatboxing, rapping and drumming. In our discussion, you'll learn: -How Angelo has become a world-renowned expert on protein... -Overview of the different types of amino acids... -The appropriate amount of protein and aminos to intake... -The long history of whey protein... -And much more... Detailed show notes, including links to all articles and products mentioned, can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/proteinpodcast Episode sponsors: -Kion -Organifi Green Juice -Water and Wellness -Four Sigmatic BenGreenfieldFitness.com/proteinpodcast

    Blue Zones, Physical, Emotional, & Mental Presence, Bodily & Spiritual Fitness, Light Discipline, Changing Habits & More With Jay Shetty.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 81:23

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/shetty I experience what many people would covet as an amazing life. But I've got news for you. I'm not happy. After 20 years realize my own mistake of beating up the body, expecting it to bounce back, and thinking that was true fitness. None of this is fulfilling. My friend Jay Shetty is a highly influential content producer. One of the top podcasts in the world. Learn with over 2 Million Students worldwide that have taken one of Jay's free online courses on success, habits and purpose. Jay Shetty's Genius is your life-long partner in well-being. Enjoy exclusive video workshops and meditations, recorded live each week I was down in LA and had a chance to swing by his place, we had a fantastic chat. We talked about physical, emotional, and mental presence, fitness, sleep, water, the inability to disentangle bodily and spiritual fitness, and more. Last time I hung out with Jay Shetty we were eating amazing five-star Sardinian food at MindValley University. I met Jay and Vishen Lakhiani introduced us, it was three years ago and finally, on the other side of the world we get together. Sardinia is known as a longevity hotspot.  (Next trip to Italy will be with my twin boys.) Jay says he owes everything to the lessons he learned as a monk, whether it's finding your purpose, managing negativity, building real confidence, or overcoming your fears. In this discussion with Jay Shetty, you'll discover: -Jay Shetty and Ben catch up on time shared together, Blue Zones, and more.. -Sleep hygiene, light discipline, and mindfulness of circadian rhythms... -That time in the distant past that Ben didn't feel Boundless... -Where we go wrong when it comes to changing habits... -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion -Organifi Gold Chocolate -Butcher Box -Lucy Nicotine Gum bengreenfieldfitness.com/shetty

    Muscle Gain, Fat Loss, Stem Cells In the D*ck, Microdosing Plant Medicines, Splenda, Amino Acids, Content Creation, Adult Slurpees & More With Filmmaker & Content Creator Darren Doane.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 79:32

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/doane Darren Doane is a filmmaker, actor, and music video director who has produced and edited projects for a client list that includes Toyota, Hurley/Nike, Saatchi & Saatchi, Atlantic Records, JBL and Universal Records. He started his early music video work with Ken Daurio and directed several early Blink-182 music videos, as well as two live action short film adaptations of the Malibu Comics superheroes Hardcase (a six-minute music video style promo starring British kickboxer Gary Daniels) and Firearm (a 35-minute-long movie which served as a prequel to the actual comic, and came as a VHS packaged alongside specially ordered copies of the comic's #0). In fact, in Hardcase #1 there's a single panel in-joke referencing a "D. Doane" as being the director of "Hardcase: The Movie." Darren is also a new friend of mine, and we've not only been hanging out and recording a few quite epic videos that I have a hunch you'll enjoy (think cooking and food porn on steroids!), but on a recent foray of mine to my old haunting grounds in Moscow, Idaho, we also sat down at the ungodly hour of 7am at his home recording studio inside a giant shipping container recorded a bit of a "random show" episode for you. This wild free-for-all discussion includes stem cells in the d*ck, microdosing plant medicines, Splenda, amino acids, Levitical priests, weight loss, content creation and adult slurpees from Starbucks. Buckle in for this one! Here's a small taste of what you'll hear in this episode. (Remember, extensive show notes for this and each episode of the show can be found on the Ben Greenfield Fitness website...) -Ben and Darren talk about childhood, healthy development into adulthood... -How Ben manages success without being an a-hole... -How to do gimmicky-looking things without giving it excessive hype... -Why that caramelized, high-sugar, foo-foo coffee drink is basically an adult Slurpee... And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Butcher Box -CAR.O.L bengreenfieldfitness.com/doane

    The Official Greenfield Family Q&A Podcast: Parenting, Cooking, Traditions, Legacy-Building, Family Game Nights & More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 87:00


    In this special family Q&A podcast, Ben Greenfield sits down with his wife Jessa and 13-year-old twin sons River and Terran of GoGreenfields.com to answer all your burning questions about parenting, cooking, traditions, legacy-building, family game nights, and much, much more! Here are a few questions from our audience that we tackle in today's podcast: -A quick and dirty summary of the Greenfield family history... -What are our key rituals/routines/comings/goings?... -How Jessa finds joy/meaning/purpose in being a wife and mother... -How do we approach screen time/TV/social media?... -Why does our family seem to be so happy and joyful?... -And much more! -Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos -Organifi Gold -Magic Spoon -FUM


    Time Traveling To Heal Trauma, Hyper-Customization Of Diet & Supplements, Past Life vs. Epigenetics & Much More With Teri Cochrane.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 95:46

    If you've been following me for any period of time, then you probably have heard me mention the fascinating Dr. Teri Cochrane. Teri is an integrative practitioner and thought leader in personalized health care, and her one-on-one work in so-called "energy medicine" has been so highly recommended to me by so many in the health industry who I know and trust, that I just had to have her out to my home in Spokane to experience what she does one-on-one. Teri specializes in complex health conditions in her private clinical practice. She has also developed her own methodology that integrates a multi-level nutritional approach—including biochemistry, nutrition, genetic tendencies, herbology, and counseling—to develop what she calls a "bio-individualized plan" for her clients. But Teri's work goes far, far beyond mere nutritional programming, and in this podcast we take a deep dive into some pretty crazy modalities and concepts that I think are going to blow your mind. For an immersive dive into everything Teri and I talk about, check out the extensive show notes my team and I have put together for this interview! bengreenfieldfitness.com/teri In this episode, you'll hear: -How Teri became immersed in the fields of energy and intuition... -How to pierce the veil of time and tap into the universal fruit of wisdom... -How Teri is different from the garden variety fortune teller at the county fair... -Teri's process for bringing healing after discerning blockers to a person's healing... And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos -Butcher Box -Four Sigmatic -Butcher Box bengreenfieldfitness.com/teri

    Muscle Building Myths Busted: What Works & What Doesn't For Lifelong Muscle, What Fitness Trends Actually Work, Desert Island Workout Routines & More With MindPump's Sal Di Stefano.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 80:41


    For comprehensive show notes, including links to all books, articles, gadgets, gizmos, and biohacking products mentioned in today's episode, visit: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sal My buddy and my guest on today's podcast - Sal Di Stefano - has a long history of podcasting together with me, including episodes such as: Anyhow, Sal just wrote a book, entitled The Resistance Training Revolution: The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat and Age-Proof Your Body―in Only 60 Minutes a Week. This new book promises to help you burn fat, build lean, sexy muscles, lose inches, and feel healthier, more energetic, and youthful than you ever have in your life…with a revolutionary new approach to resistance training. In the book, Sal breaks down fitness misconceptions, shares his decades of industry knowledge, and brings you a comprehensive, accessible guidebook that will give you the body you've always wanted—in as little as 60 minutes a week. Sal is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, an online radio show/podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS Fitness Products). Sal is dedicated to prioritizing health over appearance, and he aims to shift the direction of the fitness industry from aesthetic- and insecurity-based to one based in self-love and self-care. In this episode, you'll discover: -How motives for pursuing fitness make all the difference in its efficacy...18:30 -The essential equipment for a one-year muscle-building regimen...45:50 -The most ridiculous, asinine and downright silly fitness trends today...1:12:55 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Protein -Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice -Levels Health -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sal


    An Herbal, Plant-Medicine Based Approach To Managing COVID Vaccination Risks, New & Emerging Vaccines (NovaVaxx, Covaxin & Vaxxinity), Bias Against Herbal Medicine & More With Donnie Yance

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 90:40

    For comprehensive show notes, including links to everything Donnie Yance and I discuss on today's episode, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnie My guest on today's podcast, Donald (“Donnie”) Yance, is an internationally known master herbalist and nutritionist. He received his herbal training through Sequoia College and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. He was trained as a clinical nutritionist through the National Institute of Nutritional Education and holds certification through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. He is also professed as a Secular Franciscan (SFO), which equips him with the breadth and wisdom to touch on the spiritual aspects of healing. Donnie is the founder and formulator of Natura Health Products, for which he created a unique line of therapeutic-grade botanical and nutritional supplements. The current Natura portfolio consists of over forty formulations derived from botanical and nutritional agents acquired from around the world. These products have made a significant contribution to his tangible success in improving the health of his patients, specifically by providing therapeutic amounts of key ingredients that would otherwise be unattainable anywhere in the world. Here are a few of the more salient points you'll hear in today's episode: -The story behind Mederi Medicine...12:20 -The importance of spiritual health when it comes to one's overall wellbeing...19:30 -Donnie's concerns about current Covid vaccines...39:35 -Why we shouldn't be quick to ignore ancient healing knowledge when it comes to viruses...1:03:30 -And much more... Upcoming Events: Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Protein -CAR.O.L -Organifi Red Juice -Paleo Valley Organ Complex BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnie

    Why Wild-Caught Fish Isn't Necessarily Better, The Truth About Farmed Fish, How To Get Guilt-Free, Gourmet Seafood, Delicious DIY Sushi & Sashimi Recipes & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 71:46

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/seatopiapodcast A few times in the past month, I've mentioned that I've been destroying sushi restaurants for myself, forever. OK, maybe a bit of an overexaggeration, but, basically, me and my family have been making my own amazing, mouthwatering, super-clean sushi and sashimi in my own kitchen now, thanks to a new service I discovered called "SEATOPIA". Over the last 8 years, the owner, and my guest on today's show - James Arthur Smith - has been personally visiting aquaculture farms, eating the feed the fish eat, swimming in, under and around the grow out pens, and lab testing the harvested products to quantity claims. Through SEATOPIA, James is endeavoring to revolutionize the seafood supply chain and empower health conscious consumers to directly support artisan farms, helping to foster regenerative seafood practices. He thinks that despite the information shared in documentaries like SEASPIRACY, there are a handful of success stories of sustainable fisheries and innovative aquaculture projects regenerating the oceans while producing some of the healthiest protein on the planet. For the last 8 years James Arthur has been connecting boutique aquaculture projects from around the world with award-winning farm-to-table restaurants. Through these relationships James Arthur developed one of the most trusted wholesale seafood distribution businesses in Southern California catering to world renowned Farm-To-Table restaurants and Michellin Star Chefs. When Covid-19 closed restaurants, James Arthur switched his energy to developing a 100% plastic & styrofoam free home delivery box for truly sustainable seafood. Today, SEATOPIA is revolutionizing the seafood supply chain by connecting home cooks with sushi-grade products directly from the world's best farms and has garnered a cult-like following from health conscious foodies and environmentalists nationwide. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Seatopia is the pescatarian version of Butcher Box... -Sustainable vs. conventional fish farming practices... -James' thoughts on the Seaspiracy documentary... -Food porn: Ben and James rave about Seatopia products... Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Protein -JOOVV -Vuori -Water and Wellness BenGreenfieldFitness.com/seatopiapodcast

    Q&A 436: The Worst Food For Cancer Risk, Are Eggs Good Or Bad For You, The Sport That Makes You Live Longest, What Is The Healthiest Chocolate & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 78:44

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/436 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… -When it comes to cancer risk, guess what the very WORST thing is from a dietary standpoint? Clue here...06:05   -Guess which sport is most correlated with longevity? Answer here...13:30   -Blood flow restriction WITH aerobic exercise allows for decent training of VO2max but at LOWER intensities. Pretty cool...17:45   -Are eggs good or bad for you? The experts weigh in (and I agree with the consensus/summary)...23:50   -Someday I don't think folks will chuckle so much or find it ridiculous when I talk about suppositories for sleep or cleansing coffee enemas...the latest "butt" research...31:10 Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Protein -Thrive Market -Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice -Seed Daily Synbiotic https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/436

    Ben Greenfield's Indispensable Daily Habits, Favorite Books, Top Quotes, Best Biohacking Tips & Much, Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 86:54


    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/magazineinterview Recently, I agreed to do an interview for a magazine called Biohackers Update, and they sent over questions in advance. Now, they were pretty intriguing and adventurous questions. So interesting, in fact, were the questions, that I decided to turn the entire interview into a podcast for you...and I think you'll enjoy it quite a bit. Biohackers Update is committed to bringing readers all of the important updates from the world biohacking community while sharing positive tips, tricks, and trends for self-improvement. With a focus on scientific studies, statistics, and data science, the content in Biohackers Update is based on methodical approaches and validated information (which you know I appreciate). Because I really enjoyed answering the questions for this interview, I thought it would be kind of nice to share a collection of my replies in long-form audio, or what I affectionally call a "solosode." The questions spanned topics from advice for a pandemic-stricken world, to my updated daily routine, to my favorite quotes and book. We also talk about what is most probably most top-of-mind for me right now, which is the rebranding of Ben Greenfield Fitness into Ben Greenfield Life, the mission of Ben Greenfield Life, and how this shift aligns with my own ultimate purpose. So, a big thanks to Biohackers Update for the inspiration for this episode, and feel free to knock yourself out with comprehensive show notes below. In this episode, you'll discover: -Ben's ultimate mission in life...07:20 -Ben's approach to healing, and how it differs from a conventional approach...28:15 -Ben's favorite books...42:10 -What advice do you have for the pandemic-stricken world?...1:06:03 Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Pre-Ground Dark Coffee -JOOVV -Clearlight Saunas -Four Sigmatic https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/magazineinterview


    Two Female Biohackers Reveal Their Top Tips For Enhancing The Feel-Good Effects Of Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins & More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 71:03

    My guests on today's podcast—Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps—are two female entrepreneurs who came together to change the spa industry with revolutionary infrared light technology. Their company HigherDOSE is a new kind of spa that uses the power of light therapy to improve your health and mood. HigherDOSE goes a step beyond traditional self-care with offerings designed to transform your body, mind, and inner alchemy. By merging the beauty and wellness industry with powerful biohacking technologies, they have broken through to supercharge at-home wellness. Their products (which include an Infrared Sauna Blanket and PEMF Mat) are designed to naturally stoke a healthy DOSE of your brain's feel-good chemicals (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins). Lauren Berlingeri began as a renowned nutritionist, health coach, and host of the popular viral series Woman vs. Workout when she discovered the power of infrared saunas to help boost mood and recover from her intense exercise challenges. Katie Kaps met Lauren while at a detox center in NYC. Katie is a former investment banker at Merrill Lynch and International Employee of the Year at Tough Mudder. She had just started pursuing her passion for consulting for health and wellness companies when she met Lauren. When she heard about Lauren's plan to bring a natural high to people through infrared sauna technology, she was hooked. During our discussion, you'll discover: -History of the HigherDOSE name... -The most common uses of a sauna blanket... -How crystals impact the efficacy of the Higher Dose PEMF mat...   -The benefits of dry skin brushing while in the sauna... -Differences in the biohacking field for women and men... Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Coffee -Organifi Gold -Butcher Box -FUM

    Part 2 With Tom Digan: Ben Greenfield's Favorite Biohacks, How Important Are Calories & Nutrition, Microwaved Burritos Vs. Grass-Fed Meat, Cool New Fitness Technologies & Much More.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 78:05


    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ladderpodcast2 Today, during Part 2 of my podcast with Tom, we talk more about in-home fitness, nutrition, and fitness trends and cautions. There are plenty of workout and fitness apps out there, but there's a reason that I recently partnered with Tom's company "Ladder" for the launch of my new training program Boundless, which is unlike any training experience I've ever created. Boundless on the Ladder app is a fully structured training program delivered to you fresh each and every week, utilizing my Minimum Dose Methodology, which maximizes cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina in the minimum amount of time, to help you burn fat, gain muscle, and get in the best shape of your life. Each week you'll have 5 workout days, one active recovery and mobility day, and on Sundays, you'll even get a special biohacking tip from me, all inside of the Ladder app. Every workout has guided movement videos and coaching queues as well, so you can master each movement and stay motivated. You can download Ladder now in the iOS App Store. When you get it, you are not only are you getting an amazing workout program delivered conveniently to your phone, you're also getting the benefit of real accountability and community. The Ladder app makes it super easy to not only chat with the other members of Team Boundless, but also send me one-on-one messages to ask me training questions, get nutrition tips, and keep me updated on your progress. This type of personalized fitness consultation and coaching with me usually costs thousands of dollars, but you can get full access to me and my training programs for only $60 a month by subscribing to Ladder. So you're tired of planning your workouts, want to finally achieve an incredible physique or you need the accountability of a community to get in shape, Team Boundless on the Ladder app is for you. Download Ladder in the iOS App Store now, join Team Boundless, and try your first week of workouts for free by clicking here. So who is Tom? Tom Digan is the Co-Founder & President of Ladder, a fitness technology company based in Austin, TX. Prior to joining Ladder full-time Tom spent over a decade working in the hedge fund industry as a Partner at a $1B+ AUM investment firm located in New York. Tom holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and was a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree About Ladder Teams Ladder Teams is a social fitness experience for people who are passionate about fitness and need help planning and maintaining a progressive training program. With Ladder Teams, avid fitness-seekers can access a complete strength training program on their phone, learn from an expert coach, and engage with a community who share a passion for fitness. During my discussion with Tom, you'll discover: -Beware of the influx of instant fitness experts in the age of Instagram... -How important is nutrition to reach one's fitness goals... -Fitness trends and biohacks Ben is excited about right now... -Ben's thoughts on tech-driven fitness... -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos Ladder App -Organifi Green Juice -Levels Health -Lucy Nicotine Gum -The Boundless Cookbook   BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ladderpodcast2


    Part 1 With Tom Digan: The Biggest Fitness Mistakes, The Perfect Exercise Plan For Healthspan & Lifespan, How Ben Greenfield Exercises (& His Workout Philosophy), Ben's New Workout App & Much More.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 77:38


    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ladderpodcast There are plenty of workout and fitness apps out there, but there's a reason that I recently partnered with Tom's company "Ladder" for the launch of my new training program Boundless, which is unlike any training experience I've ever created. Boundless on the Ladder app is a fully structured training program delivered to you fresh each and every week, utilizing my Minimum Dose Methodology, which maximizes cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina in the minimum amount of time, to help you burn fat, gain muscle, and get in the best shape of your life. Each week you'll have 5 workout days, one active recovery and mobility day, and on Sundays, you'll even get a special biohacking tip from me, all inside of the Ladder app. Every workout has guided movement videos and coaching queues as well, so you can master each movement and stay motivated. You can download Ladder now in the iOS App Store. When you get it, you are not only getting an amazing workout program delivered conveniently to your phone, you're also getting the benefit of real accountability and community. The Ladder app makes it super easy to not only chat with the other members of Team Boundless, but also send me one-on-one messages to ask me training questions, get nutrition tips, and keep me updated on your progress. This type of personalized fitness consultation and coaching with me usually costs thousands of dollars, but you can get full access to me and my training programs for only $60 a month by subscribing to Ladder. **This app you're listening on gives only a small taste of the full immersive podcast experience on the Ben Greenfield Fitness website.  Just go to https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/digan and you're off to the races. Here's a little taste of what you'll hear on today's episode: -The nuts and bolts of the Ladder app... -How to feel good, look good, and live forever... -How to program your own workout... -And much more! Upcoming events: -Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). -Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. -Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos -Paleo Valley Organ Complex -FUM -Butcher Box https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ladderpodcast


    Q&A 435: 5 Death-Defying Supplements, What Foods Kill You Fastest, The Best Pre-Workout Mix, Carb Cravings After Cold Thermogenesis & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 77:56

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/435 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… A Knee or Hip ‘Replacement' Without Surgery? It's on the Horizon...01:15 Individual dietary choices can add–or take away–minutes, hours, and years of life...06:30 The most sustainable foods–from seaweed to venison...11:43 The corruption of the human diet...EXCELLENT summary of everywhere we've "gone wrong"...15:55 "5 Anti-Aging Nootropics that Scientists Believe May Defeat Death"...25:50 3–9.5 g of creatine monohydrate per day for 7–52 weeks alongside resistance training is BOMB, especially for seniors looking for muscle gain/maintenance. Read more here...34:41 Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more. -Organifi Glow: A plant-based beverage that helps support the body's natural ability to produce collagen, smooth fine lines, and wrinkles, and protect the skin from sun exposure and toxins. Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code BENG20. -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks: 100% grass-fed AND grass-finished. Keto friendly and higher levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Receive a 15% discount off your order when you go to paleovalley.com/ben -Thrive Market: Organic brands you love, for less. Your favorite organic food and products. Fast and free shipping to your doorstep. Receive a gift card worth up to $20 when you begin a new membership. Listener Q&A : Q: Can NAD Be Used For Psychiatric Conditions Such As ADD Or ADHD?...46:45 Q: What About Some Of The Sleep Aids Affecting The Brain?...50:15  Q: Why Do I Crave Food After Taking A Cold Shower?...56:35 Q: Why Do I Feel So Sluggish Every Morning?...1:03:45 Join the discussion at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/435

    Is Ben Greenfield Going To Get Vaccinated, Which Vaccine Is The Safest, The Future Of Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine Therapies & More With Dr. Matthew Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 91:23


    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook He's back... ...one of my most popular podcast guests of all time. I recently flew down to Dr. Matthew Cook's office in San Jose, at a location called BioReset™️ Medical, for a cutting-edge knee repair protocol, similar to the type of new knee and cartilage fixing science you can read about here. Of course, we just had to get on the mics to record a podcast for you, and in addition to talking all things cutting-edge joint therapy, peptides, and regenerative medicine, we also delved into what I consider to be one of the most important discussions I've ever had on my show—particularly related to worldwide health, Covid, vaccinations, long-haul Covid syndrome, and perhaps the most important consideration of all: whether or not I personally plan to get vaccinated (I think you'll be quite surprised at the ultimate outcome of the discussion, which begins about the 38:00 mark). He is President and Founder of BioReset™️ Medical and Medical Advisor of BioReset Network. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in practicing medicine, focusing the last 14 years on functional and regenerative medicine. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and has completed a fellowship in functional medicine. Dr. Matthew Cook's early career as an anesthesiologist and medical director of an outpatient surgery center that specialized in sports medicine and orthopedic procedures provided invaluable training in the skills that are needed to become a leader in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. His practice, BioReset™️ Medical, provides treatments for conditions ranging from pain and complex illness to anti-aging and wellness. He treats some of the most challenging to diagnose and difficult to live with ailments that people suffer from today, including Lyme disease, chronic pain, PTSD, and mycotoxin illness. Dr. Cook's approach is to use the most non-invasive, natural, and integrative treatments possible. In this discussion with Dr. Matthew Cook, you'll discover: -The circumstances that brought Ben to Matt's office most recently...09:20 -Why Ben's knee got worse and not better with all the treatment it received...16:50 -A new protocol that allows joint healing without invasive surgery...21:00 -Dr. Matthew Cook and his take on Covid and vaccines...38:05 -Concerns with toxins and microplastics in the vaccines...45:00 -Dr. Matthew Cook and his thoughts on alternative, non-vaccine treatments for Covid and the vaccine...49:45 -How effective are peptides at preventing or treating Covid...56:40 -What are the best vaccination options available?...1:00:45 -Should someone who has had Covid be a pariah in society if they aren't vaccinated?...1:12:15 -Ben's thoughts on vaccines after this discussion with Dr. Matthew Cook...1:15:25 -Will Ben Greenfield get the Covid vaccine, or will he not?...1:19:40 -And much more! Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more. -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. For a limited time, Joovv wants to hook you up with an exclusive discount on your first order. Just apply code BEN to your qualifying order. -Butcher Box: Delivers healthy 100% grass-fed and finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door on a monthly basis. All their products are humanely raised and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones. -Organifi Green Juice: Now you can get all your healthy superfoods in one glass...with No Shopping, No Blending, No Juicing, and No Cleanup. Get a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code BENG20. https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook


    How To Reboot Your Nervous System & Train Broken Muscles How To Work The Right Way Again With Shawn Sherman.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 87:52

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/square1 Shawn Sherman was mentioned to Ben by Adam McDowell @movingmuscle Someone reached out to me and told me about his work and how he can do sort of a reboot of the nervous system. I flew him out to my house and he worked his magic on me for a couple of hours with a form of therapy unlike anything I ever talked about before on a podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is the "Square 1" system?...05:30 -Pre-treatment checks on Ben the patient...12:30 -How basic, seemingly simple patterns can cause problems...31:27 -Customizing triggers for an individual...44:06 -What is going on during corrective exercise to fix the movement...59:20 -Test after using a functional activity equipment (bow)...1:15:02 -How to identify activities that produce pain...1:17:14 -And much more... Resources mentioned in this episode: - Shawn Sherman: Square 1 System Follow on Instagram - Adam McDowell @movingmuscle - Podcasts: Episode #137: “Dr. Two Fingers” Reveals His Teeth-Gritting, Body-Healing Secrets. Interview with Dr. Craig Buhler. - Other Resources: The 4-hour Body by Tim Ferris MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) Greg Roskopf Dr. Craig Buhler Dr. Craig Buhler Working On Ben Greenfield's Spine And Glutes Dr. George Goodheart Applied Kinesiology Dr. Alan Beardall and Clinical Kinesiology Foam Roller Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Dark Roast Coffee -Organifi Red Juice -Beekeeper's Naturals -Paleo Valley Organ Complex https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/square1

    How An Olympic Champion Overcame Near Death, Healed His Gut & Shoulder & Changed The Nutritional World Forever With "Seed Oils": An Interview With Andreas Wecker

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 69:36

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils Andreas Wecker, my guest on today's podcast, is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. He was European, World and Olympic champion. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 Wecker was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo. Wecker qualified for the German team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Just days before his events, he suffered a serious shoulder injury where he tore a bicep muscle in his shoulder, ending his career. Injured and processing the revelation that his career was on indefinite hold, Andreas followed a rigid six-week recovery plan before pushing ahead to tour as a professional gymnastics exhibitionist. Like many other athletes, he found himself dependent on a combination of painkillers, aspirin, and coffee to cope with the lingering pain and get him through practices and performances. In what has become an all-too-familiar story of drug dependence, Andreas' dependence on painkillers went on for 14 years—until he finally stepped away from his athletic pursuits in 2004. When he tried to stop taking the pills, he noted an immediate, rapid deterioration in his health and well-being. Over a six-week period in 2006, Andreas lost 45 pounds and 80 percent of his blood supply. Soon admitted to the hospital, doctors diagnosed Andreas with Crohn's Disease (CD). In the following weeks, he received eight blood transfusions and immediately began a treatment plan, with hopes of reversing his body's decline. After nearly two months in the hospital, Andreas realized that the 33 pills he was taking every single day were not improving his condition. Defeated, he acknowledged that the pills only temporarily alleviated some of the most severe symptoms. Despite struggling with feelings of defeat, Andreas knew this could not be the only cure. The treatment plan was causing his body to rapidly change and progressively weaken. Without some sort of miracle, the next step would be major surgery to remove large portions of his digestive tract. As Andreas saw it, he had three options: -Die from Crohn's Disease-Die from the medications-Find another option entirely He confided in a friend whose family member was also suffering from Crohn's, and this friend mentioned an alternative that involved using fresh-pressed flaxseed oil. Intrigued and desperate, Andreas decided to try it. He began supplementing his prescribed medications with fresh-pressed flaxseed oil. Within a short period of time, he was surprised to find the pain and inflammation notably relieved. He decided to take a chance. At the age of 36, Andreas made the brave choice to check himself out of the hospital and do something drastic to change his life. Armed with flax seeds, coriander, and five seed blend, Andreas began taking this combination of supplements daily. Over the next weeks, as he reduced the number of pharmaceutical pills he took every day and continued taking the flaxseed oils, the side effects from the medications wore off. After three months of supplementing, he stopped taking the prescribed medications for Crohn's Disease entirely. Changes to his diet, combined with the fresh-pressed flaxseed oil, changed Andreas' approach to managing his health problems. The improvements in his condition testified to the flaxseed oil's successful repair work on his body. Today, Wecker is the chairman and founder of Andreas Seed Oils, headquartered in Bend, Oregon and distributed through his office in Germany. Andreas Seed Oils has now been pressing the world's purest oils for over 11 years. Through his proprietary German Cold-Press technology, these oils are pressed at ultra-low temperatures to eliminate oxidation and maintain its molecular integrity. This technology is so delicate yet powerful that each seed's nutritional molecules remain undamaged and intact, resulting in the purest and most effective oils instantly absorbed by the body. Andreas Seed Oils are entirely free of any metals, solvents, pesticides, or preservatives. In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into Andreas's oils, how they are different, how to use them, the difference between seed oils and vegetable oils and much more! During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Andreas was "slowly dying" due to a mysterious CO2 leak in his home...05:40 -How a gymnastics injury led Andreas onto the path of consuming seed oils...08:20 -Problems with the seed expeller at your local Whole Foods...14:30 -How a mechanic (not an engineer) literally changed Andreas' health for the better forever...19:45 -Healing properties of Andreas' flax seed oil on the gut...25:05 -Why Andreas' products are not labeled "certified organic"...36:05 -Benefits of cooking with seed oils...42:00 -The research behind Andreas' oils...46:37 -What's coming down the pike seed oil wise...50:36 -The best oils to begin with if you're unfamiliar with oils...53:10 -And much more... Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Flex -The Boundless Cookbook -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Water and Wellness -Seed Daily Synbiotic https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils

    Q&A 434: The Hidden Anti-Aging Molecule In Your Gut, A New Longevity "Drug", Exercise Vs. Diet For Fat Loss, Ben's Pre-Workout Mix & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 56:39


    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/434 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Maybe ancient medicine wasn't that bad after all...04:30 How is your gut bile doing these days? More important than you may think…07:10 How weight training shifts your cells into "fat burning mode"...10:15 Yet another reason to keep muscle on as you age - fat free mass directly correlated to metabolism in aging humans (no surprises, but seeing the actual research on it is interesting)... I just found the new anti-aging pill...14:20 Exercise beats out dieting if you want to burn the "worst" kind of fat...14:26 Related article Wow...cellular “memory” of stress can be passed on for 50+ generations...19:30 Read here and here (and Exodus 34:7 in the Bible) Upcoming Events: Join me, my wife, Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! Episode sponsors: -Kion -JOOVV -Thrive Market -Clearlight Saunas Instagram Q&A with Ben Greenfield while strolling through sun-soaked Spokane, WA: Q: How do you know if your hunger is a craving or an actual need for food?...30:05 Q: What would you tell Joe Rogan about recovering from Covid?...33:50 Q: Hey Ben, where did you go to college, and what did you study?...37:15 Q: Post-concussion syndrome tips...43:15 Q: How Ben Greenfield takes care of his hair...46:40 Q: Wired or wireless earphones?...49:45 Q: Does Ben Greenfield like to run?...51:05


    The Giant Cold Thermogenesis Episode: Everything You Need To Know About Ice Baths, Cold Therapy, How Cold, How Long & Much More With Morozko Forge Cold Bath Experts!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 84:45

    The Confusing Gut Killer That Fogs Your Brain, Strips Your Body Of Nutrients & Strips The Fun Out Of Food: Everything You Need To Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 68:41


    bengreenfieldfitness.com/ibdpodcast While recently in Los Angeles at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I had the pleasure of a long, sunshine walk with several of the speakers and presenters. Perhaps you already heard my chat that I recorded with Chris Kelly as part of that trip.  But I also met a couple of new friends who are real ninjas when it comes to something called "IBD" (inflammatory bowel disease). On my left side during the walk was Andrew Kornfeld (andrew@ibd.coach), who holds degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and is an award-winning educator, organizer, and published author. Andrew has Crohn's disease, and over the course of a decade and a half has developed a tailored and evidence-based protocol that allowed him to achieve robust, lasting clinical remission from his IBD. Andrew founded IBDCoach so others with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis could benefit from the strategic lessons and research he has conducted in his personal pursuit of health. And on my right side was Amy Loftus (amy@ibd.coach), who holds a B.A. in Biological Anthropology and an M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, and works alongside Andrew to run the operations and educational arm of IBDCoach. Amy combines her decade of K-12 classroom teaching experience, her work as a software engineer at a Silicon Valley health tech startup, and her years as an IBD spouse to empower IBDCoach members and their families with the resources they need to achieve their remission goals. Founded in 2019, IBDCoach is the brainchild of Andrew and Amy, who are on a mission to change healthcare by tackling inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a capacity never attempted before. In their program, members work to achieve long-lasting remission through immersive science education, community support, and a unique form of health coaching that emphasizes strategic, patient-driven, and patient-empowered actions. IBDCoach is the first program of its kind to provide comprehensive scientific information in one accessible location as an essential adjunct to standard medical care. Initial results from dozens of clients are highly positive including amelioration in symptoms and disease activity, reduced inflammatory markers, lifelong friendships formed, and lives changed for the better. The founders of IBDCoach, Andrew Kornfeld and Amy Loftus, have both personal and professional experience with inflammatory bowel diseases. If you or someone you know is struggling with inflammatory bowel disease, you can check out Andrew and Amy's work at ibd.coach. In this episode, you'll discover: -Andrew and Amy's experiences with IBD...07:00 -Predisposing factors that may make someone susceptible to IBD...13:30 -How IBD causes drastic consequences to health and the body...17:40 -The best test to determine if you have or potentially have IBD...20:55 -3-step model to treat IBD: -Step 1: Reduce inflammation...26:11 -Step 2: Nourish the microbiome...33:10 -Step 3: Repair the barrier...39:24 -How neuroplasticity affects causes and treatments for IBD...45:10 -How the IBD coach program works...48:36 -Biggest mistakes people make when diagnosing or treating IBD...50:00 -The best diet when you have IBD...52:07 -Using HRV tracking to consume food wisely...59:36 -The epidemic in America that misses the front page news...1:03:15 -And much more!... Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Ra Optics -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Kion Oregano -Organifi Green Juice bengreenfieldfitness.com/ibdpodcast


    Loneliness, Community-Building, Introversion, Church, Monogamy & More With Chris Kelly Of Nourish Balance Thrive.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 103:11


    bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisandben While recently in Los Angeles at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I had the pleasure of a long, sunshine walk with my friend Chris Kelly. We brought a microphone along and recorded a fantastic chat for you with topics including... The growing epidemic of loneliness and how building a community can protect you biologically. How introversion can be steered towards a great deal of social good. My formula for the best dinner party guest list. The rewards of systematic service to others. And much more... So who is Chris Kelly? Chris Kelly is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, a graduate of the Kalish Institute, and the founder of Nourish Balance Thrive. As a competitive cyclist, Chris trained hard and got fast, loving the buzz of a great workout session. However, at a certain point, he realized that in hindsight he spent most of his life feeling like crap—and his biomarkers spelled impending doom. Chris struggled with insomnia, fatigue, brain fog, his libido plummeted, and his recovery times took a nosedive. He wanted to train well, but he also wanted to enjoy the rest of his life. So Chris transitioned to a Paleo-type diet, reading a book a week on the subject for a year, but that was only half the solution. The other half came through experimenting with and perfecting a system of functional medicine—he effectively became his own guinea pig. Now, Chris's body is back in balance—his symptoms have disappeared, his diet's right for him, and his family life is as enjoyable as his training. In 2014, Chris quit his job as a software engineer to focus on helping athletes enjoy optimum fitness and health. Nourish Balance Thrive isn't just a diet or motivational coaching—rather, it's the perfect blend of a lab-based supplement plan, expert dietary advice, and consultative performance planning uniquely tailored to your lifestyle. It's kind of the ultimate biohacking training course with a practical component developed just for you, with the goal of arming you with the knowledge you need to stay fit and healthy for life. Chris Kelly has also been on my podcast on the following episodes: The Little-Known Test That Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Your Metabolism. 7 Signs Your Cortisol And Adrenals Are Broken. In this special two-part episode that includes my talk about loneliness given at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS), you'll discover: Part 1 - Ben and Chris Kelly -How Ben had a hand in founding Nourish Balance Thrive...09:15 -Why Ben chose to talk about "loneliness" at the AHS...13:15 -Ben's thoughts on the introverted personality...18:48 -How Ben has used his introverted nature to his advantage in his personal and professional life...25:15 -The thing we often get wrong when we think of building community...39:55 -Tools and resources to help build community...46:30 -How Ben's interaction with the church has influenced his person and message...55:04 -Recreating some of the community-building traditions that have been lost through the centuries...1:08:26 -One thing you can do to reduce loneliness today...1:17:55 Part 2 - Ben's presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium...1:23:27 -Apps and technology that can enhance community... -Be active in the community...1:27:36 -Be active in your local church...1:29:00 -Engage in family relationships...1:29:57 -Reclaim Real Conversation...1:31:13 -Have a mission or purpose statement...1:32:13 -Shared experiences...1:35:57 -Embrace the sacredness of commerce...1:37:34 -And much more!... Episode sponsors: -Ra Optics -Organifi Glow -Butcher Box -Kion Serum bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisandben


    The Most Important Book About Money I've Ever Read - Sacred Economics: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition With Charles Eisenstein.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 72:23


    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredeconomics I recently finished what I now consider to be one of the most important and transformative financial books I've ever read: Sacred Economics, Revised: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein. The book traces the history of money, from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, and the new revised edition includes new material on cryptocurrencies and emerging research that has come out since the book's original publication. Charles shows how capitalism contributes to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroys community; and necessitates endless growth at the cost of social and environmental devastation. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - and their collapse presents a golden opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. Charles describes the deeper narratives beneath our economic system, and how we can reimagine it to align with a new story. Applying a broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, he explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local economies, gift economics, cryptocurrencies, and the restoration of the commons. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, he presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Charles is an American public speaker and author. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. Key themes explored include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture. His books include: Sacred Economics Climate: A New Story The Ascent of Humanity, and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible  My initial introduction to Charles and his writing was when I discovered his wonderful essay The Coronation, which you can read here. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is "sacredness" and how has humanity strayed from it...08:27 -How a "gift economy" facilitated community in past ages...15:01 -How our own "inner compass" might dictate fairness and equity in a gift economy...23:48 -Why did money come about in the first place?...33:11 -How relationships deteriorate when money becomes the source of value, versus that which it once symbolized...38:22 -Environmental implications of this loss of sacredness in economy...40:43 -The problem with usury aka interest...47:12 -How money is created by debt...51:15 -How to begin to shift to a more sacred economy...57:28 -Why Charles' book may be one of the most important financial books you've ever read...1:05:11 -And much more! Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion Colostrum -Organifi Gold -Ra Optics -Therabody Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Charles Eisenstein or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredeconomics and one of us will reply!


    The Meaning Of Life, Making Friends, Plant Medicines In The Bible, Daily Spiritual Routines, Rites Of Passage & More With Ben Greenfield & Aubrey Marcus.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 88:00


    bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandaubrey Aubrey Marcus and I have connected on past podcasts. Today, we're back recording straight from his home in Austin, Texas with a wide-ranging discussion of everything from Christianity to plant medicines to managing time and FOMO, family, and, of course, the age-old question of whether men should avoid sex or ejaculation if they don't want to strip nutrients and energy from their body.  Aubrey Marcus is the founder of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world. Aubrey also currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, mindset and spirituality with over 35 million downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Tim Ferriss Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men's Health, is the host of the Fit For Service Fellowship, and is the author of the NYT Bestselling book Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins. If you ask Aubrey the cause he is most passionate about, it is raising awareness for psychedelic medicine, through organizations like MAPS.org and Heffter Institute. He is a 20 year native of Austin, Texas where he currently resides. In this conversation with Aubrey, you'll discover: -Imposter syndrome while writing the Boundless cookbook...05:33 -Ben on his twin sons' recent Rites of passage...10:37  -How building a community changed the dynamics of living...14:40 -Breathwork as one of the giveaways when meeting new people...25:17 -Core practices aside from exercise and biohacking that are built into Ben's routine...27:12 -The challenge of managing and going thru all the interesting activities...41:34 -Ben's belief of living forever in a new heaven and a new earth...44:28 -Ben as a post-millennial Christian...49:05 -Plant medicine in the Bible...53:17 -Fears, stress and shame and encountering Christ and the cross...1:05:00 -Living in your beliefs and living a rich life...1:11:21 -Different longevity practices and how to extend human life...1:18:45 -Does ejaculation frequency deplete magnesium and zinc and drain energy?...1:24:41 -And much more!... Episode sponsors: -JOOVV -Kion Aminos -Thrive Market -Butcher Box bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandaubrey


    Q&A 433: Secrets Of The Centenarians, A New Anti-Aging Molecule, When Exercise Is Bad For You, Does Your Metabolism Slow Down & Much More.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 79:55

    News Flashes  Attention longevity enthusiasts: this article is pure gold...05:15 Intense exercise causes mitochondrial damage even in elite athletes...15:30 Fascinating...simply feeding these mutant worms cardiolipin restored mitochondrial function and worm health in these strains - new anti-aging molecule?...20:30 Dieting and working out a lot? Low carbohydrate availability, within-day prolonged periods of low energy availability (LEA), insufficient intake of bone-building nutrients, lack of mechanical bone stress & psychogenic stress all can cluster pretty fast, so be careful. Good paper here...27:30 Kinda scary how much people pay attention to their personal trainer's PHYSIQUE vs. education/certification/results, etc. when it comes to choosing a trainer. Hence, ignorant or incompetent Instagram personal training "stars" being so popular...yet often ineffective...35:55 Good one - 11 Expert Tips to Stop Being a People Pleaser and Start Doing You...41:40 Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -Seed Daily Synbiotic -Organifi Red Juice -Kion Clean Energy Bars -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks Listener Q&A: Q: What are some of your best practices to do calorie refeeds?....53:40 Q: Would a food allergy affect the HRV while doing a 5-day fasting mimicking diet?...58:45 Q: How does intermittent fasting affect H1C and insulin levels?...1:07:40 Copious show notes, including efficacious links and articles that are guaranteed to reduce the deleterious effects of a mundane life, can be found at bengreenfieldfitness.com/433

    Evolutionary Herbalism: Part 2 - The Fascinating Science, Spirituality & Medicines Of The Plant Kingdom With Sajah Popham.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 56:53

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/evolutionaryherbalism2 When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”, I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, which describes the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom. Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham. In Sajah's book, which weaves together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in nature. Organized into five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, Sajah's work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world in a truly holistic system of plant medicine. A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide you to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and nature as a whole. Sajah Popham's mission is to share knowledge, tools, and medicine that promote the healing power of plants —to not just heal our bodies of disease, but to assist in the evolution of human consciousness back into its natural state. His holistic focus is on finding the universal principles and practices across herbal traditions and using plants in a way that not only brings about physical healing and rejuvenation but psychological and emotional health along with spiritual transformation. Sajah holds a degree in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University and has studied herbal traditions across the world and with some of North America's top clinical practitioners. He lives in the Pacific Northwest forest with his wife Whitney. Sajah's approach unites traditional models in a way that utilizes the whole plant (chemistry, energetics, and spirit) to heal the whole person (body, spirit, and soul) by getting to the root causes of disease. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How specific plant parts correspond to the four physical elements...07:10 -How each of us have different elemental "types"...14:08 -How we might design our lives based on our elemental types...25:40 -How to "type" a plant and know what elements it would feed and need...34:50 -What Sajah is skeptical about merging technology with understanding plants on a deep level...40:55 -Should we be concerned about eating plants due to their natural defense mechanisms...43:55 -An ideal day of eating for Sajah...48:25 -Some of the painful cuts Sajah had to make in his book...49:50 -And much more!... Upcoming Events: Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Organifi Green Juice -Water and Wellness -Vuori -Kion Oregano Show notes: bengreenfieldfitness.com/evolutionaryherbalism2

    Devoured By Cannabis: Weed, Liberty, Legalization (& Whether Christians Should Smoke Marijuana) With Doug Wilson.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 61:52


    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis Pastor Doug Wilson first joined me for a podcast episode about his book Confessions of a Food Catholic, for which we recorded a show entitled, "Why Your Pursuit Of A Better Body & The Perfect Diet Is Never Going To Make You Happy, How Christians Should Make Food Choices, The Ultimate Source Of Joy & Much More". Since then, Doug has, as is his usual practice, been churning out plenty more books, including a couple of my favorite fictional titles of his Ecochondriacs and Ride, Sally, Ride, and quite recently, the book Devoured by Cannabis: Weed, Liberty, and Legalization, which is the topic of this podcast. In Devoured by Cannabis, Doug argues that marijuana usage is not comparable to alcohol consumption or to smoking cigarettes, and demonstrates that the use of recreational marijuana is definitely not an option for Christians, and just a bad idea in general. He says that liberty for potheads means tyranny for everyone, including the smokers enslaved by the drug. Considering I just interviewed Josiah Hesse about his book Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports, I thought it would be timely to get Doug's take on the topic too. Doug has been a family friend for years, and is the minister of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, which is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC) and the church I and my wife Jessa attended all throughout my childhood and during college. After his stint in the submarine service of the U.S. Navy, he attended the University of Idaho where he obtained an MA in philosophy. As one of its founders, Doug has served on the board of Logos School, a classical and Christian school (K-12), since its inception. He is also a Senior Fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College, which I consider to be one of the better liberal arts institutions in the country. He is the author of numerous books, including Reforming Marriage, The Case for Classical Christian Education, Letter from a Christian Citizen, and Blackthorn Winter. Doug is also the general editor for the Omnibus textbook series.  You can check out his blog here, and his metric ton of grandkids can be found spread across the planet with rapidly increasing frequency. Doug's brother, Gordon Wilson, has also joined me for the podcast "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”. BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis During our discussion, you'll discover: -Cannabis use viewed from a conservative pastor's perspective...08:05 -How to know if we're enjoying a natural benefit of a substance or have descended the slippery slope of addiction...23:40 -Is Ben sinning when he vapes to relax in the evening?...32:10 -Pastoral admonishment vs. endorsing the government's "war on drugs"...38:05 -Correlation between legalization of weed and compliance with mask mandates, mandatory vaccines, etc...43:02 -The biggest drug-related issues Doug faces as a pastor...46:35 -THC as a plant-defense mechanism...53:42 -And much more! Upcoming Events: Ben will be speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium in L.A. on August 12-14, 2021 Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -JOOVV -Paleo Valley Organ Complex -Kion Serum -Thrive Market BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis


    How Rich Guys Stay Fit, Heart Rate Recovery, Resting Heart Rate Tracking, Heart Rate Variability, Cold Soak Temperatures, Little-Known Pre-Sleep Supplements & Much More With Keith Rabois.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 75:26

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Keith Keith Rabois is the General Partner at Founders Fund. He has a unique background as an entrepreneurial executive and investor. Since 2000, he has been instrumental in driving five startups from their early stages to successful IPOs. He has provided seed capital to another ten companies that are currently valued at over $1 B, including Airbnb, Lyft, YouTube, Wish, Yammer. Since March 2013, Keith Rabois has served as a senior partner at Khosla Ventures, a technology venture capital fund founded by Vinod Khosla. He specializes in funding early-stage companies with a primary focus in consumer, financial services and health care innovation. At the same time, Keith co-founded Opendoor, a startup which transforms the painful process of selling a home into delightful and immediate experience. At KV, Rabois has led investments in a broad array of startups including, DoorDash, Stripe, Thoughtspot, Affirm, Even Financial and Piazza. Over the prior decade, he forged several of the most important new social and commerce platforms. Keith began his career in the industry as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Public Policy at PayPal [NASDAQ: PYPL, later acquired by EBAY] and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn [NYSE: LNKD] and as a chief operating officer of Square [NASDAQ: SQ]. But he's also a bit of a fitness and optimization nerd, often heard championing the value of fitness, sleep and heart rate tracking, and recently leading 'big tech' scions in Miami fitness bubble, as a recent news article cited "The former PayPal exec, who has invested in LinkedIn, Square and Yelp, is teaching a Barry's Bootcamp class in Miami with tech industry insiders", where he was quoted as saying that he believes the future of fitness in a post-pandemic world will be a combination of at-home meets in-person workouts. “I think the future will be a hybrid. Resistance training is a critical ingredient for everybody's workout and it's very difficult for people to do strength training at home. People need both guidance and form correction. I think some people will allocate some time to training at home just for convenience, then people like to get inspired with in-person classes -- running next to someone on a treadmill urges you to run faster; seeing other people lifting dumbbells encourages you to lift heavier weights, plus you're in a community meeting new people and engaging with new people. Some people will take one or two classes a week and then exercise on their own." During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Keith measures his health through the heart rate...08:30 -A typical workout for Keith...12:20 -How Ben and Keith track and manage their sleep...22:55 -Keith and Ben's big wins in caring for the body and brain...28:55 -Supplements and biohacks Keith uses to enhance sleep...45:48 -What Keith has for breakfast...50:45 -Hacks in the workplace...54:45 -What a typical day looks like for both Keith and Ben...57:40 -What things in the fitness and biohacking industry excites Keith...1:04:20 -Flaws with the exciting, yet underachieving personalized health services and products industry...1:08:55 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Organifi Gold -Four Sigmatic -Kion Aminos -Clearlight Saunas Extensive show notes, including links to all products and resources Ben and Keith mentioned can be found at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Keith

    Evolutionary Herbalism: Part 1 - The Fascinating Science, Spirituality & Medicines Of The Plant Kingdom.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 70:52

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/herbalism When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”, I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, describing the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom. Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham. In the book, weaving together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in Nature. Organized in five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, this work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world into a truly holistic system of plant medicine. A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide you to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and nature as a whole. Sajah Popham's mission is to share knowledge, tools and medicine that spread the healing power of plants - to not just heal our bodies of disease, but to assist in the evolution of human consciousness back into its natural state. His holistic focus is on finding the universal principles and practices across herbal traditions and using plants in a way that not only brings about physical healing and rejuvenation, but psychological and emotional health, and spiritual transformation. He holds a degree in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University and has studied herbal traditions across the world and with some of North America's top clinical practitioners. His unique approach integrates not only clinical Western herbalism, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, but also the practices of Medical Astrology, Spagyric Alchemy, and western esotericism. Sajah's approach unites these traditional models in a way that utilizes the whole plant (chemistry, energetics and spirit) to heal the whole person (body, spirit and soul) by getting to the root causes of disease. He lives in the Pacific Northwest forest with his wife Whitney. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How an evolutionary herbalist describes his "day job"...06:25 -The study environment at Bastyr University...10:15 -How a disconnection between the human and plant kingdom has helped to create some of the chaos we see today...13:00 -"Vitalism" and its connection to evolutionary herbalism...17:30 -Can plants be misused as is often the case with pharmaceuticals?...23:45 -Molecular herbalism contrasted with evolutionary herbalism...28:50 -How plants have their own electromagnetic field...36:20 -How plants have the same senses we do...40:15 -The "song" of a plant...45:20 -The Doctrine of Signatures and how Sajah "gets to know" a new plant...49:15 -A sneak-preview of what's to come in Part 2 with Sajah...1:07:04 -And much more!... Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Organifi Green Juice -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge -Butcher Box Show notes: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/herbalism

    Q&A 432: The Latest Pro Athlete Biohacking Tricks, World's First Mouth-Based Weight Loss Device, The Best Lightbulb For Sleep, Early Vs. Late Dinners & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 70:10

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/432 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… These biohacking tricks give the world's best footballers the ultimate kick...05:30 I totally agree with this paper endorsing much more *female* research and biologically sexual appropriate studies on human... - while I think "sexist" is an oft over-used or mis-used term, it definitely applies to much scientific research these days...17:15 If you are going to light your house with something other than the incandescent/red incandescent bulbs I use, then OLED appears to be less problematic for circadian rhythm disruption than LED, but still not great: (Get incandescent bulbs of maximum wattage (150w) to avoid the harmful flickering of LED and fluorescent bulbs)...23:05  New article/paper on amino acids, protein and aging DEFINITELY back up that the low-calorie, non-insulinogenic effects of essential amino acids (EAA's) make these a really good way to 'stay anabolic' without excess aging. (thank you @kion aminos...27:35 "Reset" your circadian rhythm with bright light in morning and melatonin at night...34:10 A late dinner isn't as big a deal as most say when it comes to sleep disruption, but experiment/track nonetheless to see if that's the case for you...39:20 You have GOT to be kidding me..."the world's first weight loss device"?  Like a chastity belt for your mouth...46:30 Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”! Pre-order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -The Boundless Cookbook -Organifi  -Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge -Ra Optics -Butcher Box Listener Q&A: How long does it take to reset the circadian rhythm after above average sunlight exposure?...54:15 How to optimize eating times for an athlete...56:35 What kind of supplements do you recommend for high blood pressure?....1:02:40 bengreenfieldfitness.com/432

    "Drunken" Banter, Unplugging From Wearables, Ketogenic Mistakes In Exercisers & Athletes, Carb Refeeds, Alcohol Hacks & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 72:50


    bengreenfieldfitness.com/peakhuman On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had the pleasure to sit down with my new friend Brian Sanders. Brian is the filmmaker behind the feature-length documentary Food Lies and host of the Peak Human podcast. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then turned to technology and sold an app company. He's used his technical background and love for fitness and nutrition to also work as a Health Coach and be the co-founder of the health, media, and technology company SAPIEN.  He's also a speaker and the owner of NoseToTail.org providing premium grass-finished meat to the 48 contiguous states. Prior to this podcast, we both did a "shot" of a kratom/kava euphoric-inducing blend called FeelFree, so the podcast got a bit crazy! If you want to try a shot of this stuff for yourself click here and use code INSERT CODE for an XYZ% discount. In this episode, you'll discover: -Brian and Ben have “drunken banter” over some new products...03:05 -About ancestral hacking vs biohacking...06:30 -Why it's important to track your metrics naturally, without wearables...10:05 -The most ideal state to consume food and how to stabilize blood glucose spikes...13:20 -Ben's biggest takeaways from the Faster Study and what it involved...26:10 -What Ben carb loaded before Spartan race days...31:00 -The best way to adapt your diet for improved longevity...41:00 -Ben's best tips for including alcohol into your “healthy” diet...45:10 -Why Ben says it's okay to be weird in the sake of being metabolically well...57:05 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge -Butcher Box -Ra Optics -Levels Health bengreenfieldfitness.com/peakhuman


    Biohacking Muscle Growth: How To Maximize Anabolism & Muscle Hypertrophy Using Targeted Delivery Of Nutrients To Muscle Tissue During Exercise, With Professional Bodybuilder Milos Sarcev.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 75:03

    It's time to take a deep dive into all things pre-, post-, and during-workout nutrition to maximize recovery, anabolism, muscle hypertrophy, and much more with Milos Sarcev — one of the top bodybuilders of all time. Milos was born on January 17, 1964 in Novi Sad, Serbia (former Yugoslavia), grew up in Bečej, and at an early age got involved in numerous sporting activities—participating in judo, karate, swimming, soccer, and basketball tournaments as a teenager. At the age of 17, he was introduced to weightlifting and immediately fell in love with bodybuilding. Four years later, he started competing, entered and won his province title (Mr. Vojvodina), his republic title (Mr. Serbia), and finally national title (Mr. Yugoslavia) before going on to compete on the international scene (Mr. Europe and Mr. Universe). He won the 1989 Amateur Mr. Universe competition and started competing as a professional in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB). Milos studied nutritional technology at the University of Novi Sad and moved to the USA in 1987 to pursue his bodybuilding career. In 1989 he won the Amateur Mr. Universe title, in 1991 became an IFBB professional bodybuilder, competing in over 110 bodybuilding shows worldwide (72 of which were IFBB professional competitions), and qualified for the Mr. Olympia contest for 10 consecutive years in the hardest era of bodybuilding (1990s). After his competitive career, Milos became known for coaching/advising numerous professional athletes and Olympic medalists. He took a part in famous BALCO Labs "Project World Record" as a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach for Tim Montgomery—creating the fastest man alive by breaking the World Record on the 100-meter sprint (9.77 seconds) after less than 9 months of coaching. As a bodybuilding coach, he advised over 100 IFBB professional bodybuilders, of which 36 qualified for the most prestigious Mr. Olympia competition. He is a renowned international nutritional expert and speaker; professional trainer; and strength, conditioning, and contest preparation consultant with over 35 years of firsthand industry experience. Milos has become one of the most prominent authorities on nutrition and the human body as relates to athletic performance, earning him the industry moniker “The Mind.” He is considered to be one of the most influential bodybuilders in history, pioneering the usage of specific intra-workout nutritional sports supplementation through his Hyperemia Advantage System, which revolutionized the whole sports supplementation industry. Milos' methods of training and hormonal manipulation for achieving a hyper-anabolic state and maximal hypertrophy are now accepted by millions around the world. During this discussion, you'll discover: -The background on Milos' interest on muscle growth...6:25 -Milos' ideas and theories put into real-world practice...16:00 -The substances Milos uses alongside EAAs during training...29:45 -Proper timing and dosage of supplementation before and during a workout...37:15 -How Milos structures his diet for optimal training...42:00 -Why supplementation during the workout is necessary...45:45 -How post-workout supplement differs from the pre-, and during-workout...49:15 -Milos' carnosine strategy...54:05 -What Milos' training looked like during his peak vs. now...57:10 -Why essential amino acids are so...essential...1:10:05 Milos' actual training - Body split workouts, warm-up, and exercise selection: I always begin my workout with 10 minutes of cardio, then move to leg extensions to further warm up my muscles, tendons, and ligaments. I take three seconds to raise the weight, two seconds to hold it at the top, and three seconds to complete the negative. Although I don't advocate locking out your knees on squats, lunges, and leg presses, I do recommend fully contracting your quads on leg extensions, and this requires a momentary locking-out of the knee joint. I now move to what I consider the king of all exercises: barbell squats. Even though I've already warmed up my quads with leg extensions, I still do two warm-up sets of 10 squats to warm up my hips, glutes, lower back, and calves before my three heavy working sets. My descending speed is still slow, about three seconds, but since squats are a building motion, the ascending motion is more explosive. A lot of people make the mistake of stopping between reps and resting when doing squats, but you must keep continual tension on your muscles for maximal results, and this is achieved by continual motion. Next come leg presses. I alternate from week to week between the unilateral and two-leg versions. I see so many people doing 1,000-pound 1-inch leg presses. That won't help you develop anything. For both single- and double-leg, I advocate a full range of motion. I finish off with hack squats. On two-legged leg press days, I perform the standard three sets of 10, with my feet and knees close together to hit the outer sweep of my quads. On the unilateral days, I do my infamous triple drop set. I've made more than 100 people throw up doing this, and I myself have thrown up on several occasions. You begin with a weight with which you can get only 5-6 reps, then drop it down and do another 10, drop it again, and go for 10-15. But the trick is this: Do these as slowly as possible. Five seconds to go down, pause two seconds at the bottom, and five seconds to go back up. If you finish this without being sick, you didn't do it right. I used to think I could train legs all at once, but my hams were always lagging because I was exhausted from quad training. So these days, I train quads and hams separately, giving each its own day once a week to ensure complete development. Episode sponsors: -Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge -Butcher Box -Ra Optics -Levels Health Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Milos or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/milos2 and one of us will reply!

    Ben Greenfield Interview With Red Bull On The Meaning Of Life, The Best Biohacks, The Perfect Day, Diet Customization & More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 56:49


    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/redbull  Occasionally, I'm interviewed by magazines, other podcasts, authors, radio networks, etc., and occasionally, I also release those interviews with the journalist in public. After all, whatever you say on an interview can and will be used against you right? Just kidding. This interview actually went quite well, and was recorded to be published in The Red Bulletin Innovator, published by the Red Bull Media House, distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland plus digitally in several other languages online (including English). The interview with me is an 8-page-opener for a special section about biohacking, and the issue will be out in September. The interview was conducted by Andreas Breitfeld, a German biohacker and founder of the first biohacking lab in Germany, along with author Stefan Wagner. In this episode, you'll discover: -Is there such thing as a "perfect life"?...03:55 Full mind, body, spirit optimization Not fully attainable due to our fallen human nature Our fallibility can be a beautiful thing; keeps us humble and grounded Problems spur progress Most people exist in a sub-optimal state Many obstacles to an optimal life humanity today we weren't exposed to before Always learning new things to optimize mind, body, spirit -What is the meaning of life?...10:35 The meaning life is "survival" Maslow's hierarchy of needs Ben subscribes to a higher power, absolute truth "Savor, enjoy God's creation while loving others; identify our calling and make a positive impact" John Piper: "We are designed to fully glorify God by being fully satisfied in Him." -Is your personal health the best expression of seeking meaning in your life?...16:35 Focusing on your own health is the opposite of seeking true meaning in life Focusing on others makes your own health more gratifying Take care of your health in order to serve others Use biohacks in order to best serve those who depend on you Put on your own oxygen mask first; but don't dwell on all the technical details, help people! -How to find the balance between optimal health and a worthwhile life...20:40 Self-quantification (genetics, HRV, sleep cycles) Oura Ring Apollo Genetic test we recommend Biome test (viome?) Food allergy test Blood panel, micronutrient Make serving others your prime focus in your life Spiritual Disciplines Journal Don't ignore the heart/gut impulses Self-optimization with the goal of "others-optimization" -Ben's "elevator pitch" to embrace biohacking...29:00 Understand what problem you want to fix before identifying which bio hack to use Joovv light panels Clearlight sauna ReTimer glasses Earthing sandals Hot/cold contrast The Body Electric by Robert Bekcer Healing is Voltage by Jerry Tennant Structured water Use salt and minerals the right way Quinton Aqua True liquid minerals -How to approach biohacks that aren't advocated by mainstream science...38:25 Earthing documentary Book by Clint Ober BGF podcast w/ Clint Ober PEMF mats and pads Use self-quantification to identify what is and isn't working for you Many biohacks simulate what nature is already doing -How to be a human guinea pig without harming one's self...42:20 Blood glucose monitor Track sleep cycles and melatonin levels Don't try any biohacks you don't feel comfortable doing Weirdest biohacks Ben has tried: Build muscle using electrical stimulation Whipworms and tapeworms Ensure there's ample evidence of a biohack's efficacy before using -What will it look like when Ben is an old man?...46:40 -What to do when you're lacking motivation to fill your life's purpose...50:20 -And much more... Resources mentioned in this episode: Episode sponsors -Organifi Green Juice -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Kion Refer a Friend -Thrive Market https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/redbull


    Q&A 431: Psychedelics, Morning Glory Seeds, Bliss-Producing Oils, Cannabis For Sex, How To Have Way More Sex In Your Marriage & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 66:43

    https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/431 Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast? Click here, or use the 'contact' button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. 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 – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Good one: "Psychedelics Weren't As Common in Ancient Cultures As We Think"08:40 Interesting...why chewing morning glory seeds gets you high: (I guess Home Depot is probably going to sell out of seeds once this becomes common knowledge)...14:20 Interesting that vegetable oils trigger the 'bliss molecule' anandamide. May that's why that baked goodie or potato chip is so darn addictive (veg oils kinda like using THC for munchies!)...18:55 Ladies - it appears cannabis makes sex better...22:25 How to have WAY MORE SEX in your marriage...25:40 Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”! Pre-order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion Clean Energy Bars -Organifi Green Juice -Magic Spoon -Paleo Valley Organ Complex Listener Q&A: Tips for training children...38:00 Supplements that increase NAD, and other plants that make you feel high...47:30 bengreenfieldfitness.com/431

    Fit Soul Chapter 21 - A Slice Of Heaven

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 16:07


    Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages. Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version.  If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources. So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think.  So without further ado, here we go.


    Recapture the Rapture: Alchemist-Like Cookbooks, Carbon Dioxide & Nitric Oxide Inhalation, Sexuality, Music, Mind-Enhancing Substances & More With Jamie Wheal.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 95:53


    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/recapturerapture My guest on today's podcast, Jamie Wheal, first joined me on the podcast episode: "Recapture the Rapture: Biohacking Sex, Tantric Breathwork, Plant Medicines For Orgasmic Enhancement & Much More!", for which the title is pretty self-explanatory regarding the wildly stimulating topics we covered on that show.  Today Jamie, a so-called "neuroanthropologist" is back, describing exciting elements from his new book Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That's Lost Its Mind - a book in which he maps out a revolutionary new practice—Hedonic Engineering—that combines neuroscience and optimal psychology. It's an intensive program of breathing, movement, and sexuality that mends trauma, heightens inspiration and tightens connections—helping us wake up, grow up, and show up for a world that needs us all. This is a book about a big idea. And the idea is this: Slowly over the past few decades, and now suddenly, all at once, we're suffering from a collapse in Meaning. Fundamentalism and nihilism are filling that vacuum, with consequences that affect us all. In a world that needs us at our best, diseases of despair, tribalism, and disaster fatigue are leaving us at our worst. It's vital that we regain control of the stories we're telling because they are shaping the future we're creating. To do that, we have to remember our deepest inspiration, heal our pain and apathy, and connect to each other like never before. If we can do that, we've got a shot at solving the big problems we face. And if we can't?  Well, the dustbin of history has swallowed civilizations older and fancier than ours. This book is divided into three parts. The first, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, takes a look at our current Meaning Crisis--where we are today, why it's so hard to make sense of the world, what might be coming next, and what to do about it. It also makes a case that many of our efforts to cope, whether anxiety and denial, or tribalism and identity politics, are likely making things worse. The middle section, The Alchemist Cookbook,  applies the creative firm IDEO's design thinking to the Meaning Crisis. This is where the book gets hands on--taking a look at the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection. From breathing, to movement, sexuality, music, and substances--these are the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up. AKA--how to blow yourself sky high with household materials. The final third of the book, Ethical Cult Building, focuses on the tricky nature of putting these kinds of experiences into gear and into culture—because, anytime in the past when we've figured out combinations of peak states and deep healing, we've almost always ended up with problematic culty communities. Playing with fire has left a lot of people burned. This section lays out a roadmap for sparking a thousand fires around the world--each one unique and tailored to the needs and values of its participants. Think of it as an open-source toolkit for building ethical culture. In Recapture the Rapture, Jamie takes radical research out of the extremes and applying it to the mainstream to the broader social problem of healing, believing, and belonging. It's providing answers to the questions we face: how to replace blind faith with direct experience, how to move from broken to whole, and how to cure isolation with connection. Said even more plainly, it shows us how to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, rekindle our relationships, and answer once and for all the questions of why we are here and what do we do now? Jamie is also the author of Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work and the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of human performance. His work and ideas have been covered in The New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc., and TED. He has spoken at Stanford University, MIT, the Harvard Club, Imperial College, Singularity University, the U.S. Naval War College and Special Operations Command, Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, the Bohemian Club, and the United Nations. He lives high in the Rocky Mountains in an off-grid cabin with his partner, Julie; two children, Lucas and Emma; and their golden retrievers, Aslan and Calliope. When not writing, he can be found mountain biking, kitesurfing, and backcountry skiing. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What the heck is a "neuroanthropologist?"...07:34 -What does it mean to "recapture the rapture?"...15:15 -A contrarian view of the end times...23:56 -Jamie's creative writing process...31:55 -How prostate massages bring one to a new level of consciousness...43:25 -The 5 big techniques for achieving a peak state of flow...48:35 -Why sex, drugs, rock and roll mark the beginning of civilization, not the end...1:00:44 -About circular breathing...1:05:00 -Meduna's Mixture...1:10:12 -How to use breath to "steer" your psyche...1:23:40 -How to work directly with Jamie...1:28:05 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook  -Kion Aminos -JOOVV -Clearlight Saunas -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks BenGreenfieldFitness.com/recapturerapture


    Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 75:48


    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/runnershigh I recently read the book Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports. As kind of a mash-up of Michael Pollan's How to Change Your Mind and Christopher McDougall's Born to Run  this immersive, investigative look at the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite athletes (as well as weekend warriors) reveals the surprising emerging science behind the elusive, exhilarating "runner's high" they all seek. Author of the book and my guest on today's podcast - Josiah Hesse - believes that "pot makes exercise fun", or at least, easier or more productive. The link between performance enhancement and cannabis has actually been an open secret for many years, so much so that with the wide-sweeping national legalization of cannabis, combining weed and working out has become the hottest new wellness trend. Why, then, is there still a skewed perception around this leafy substance that it only produces the lazy, red-eyed stoner laid out on a couch somewhere, munching on junk food? In fact, scientists have conducted extensive research that uncovers the power of the "runner's high" - the true holy grail of aerobic activity that was long believed to be caused by endorphins. In an extraordinary reversal, scientists believe marijuana may actually be the key to getting more Americans off their phones and on to their feet. In Runner's High and in this podcast, Josiah takes you on a journey through the secret world of stoned athletes, describing astounding, cannabis-inspired physical and mental transformations, just like he experienced. From the economics of the $20 billion CBD market to the inherent inequalities in the enforcement of marijuana prohibition; from the mind-body connection behind the "runner's high" to the best way to make your own cannabis-infused power bars; Runner's High takes this groundbreaking science out of the lab and onto the trail, court, field, and pitch, fundamentally changing the way we think about exercise, recovery, and cannabis. Josiah is an author and journalist from Denver, Colorado, whose work has appeared in Vice, Esquire, Politico, and The Guardian. Hesse casts a wide net in his journalistic curiosities, covering everything from science, crime and politics, to pop culture, the arts, sex and drugs. After a decade of covering the slow-burn legalization of marijuana, Hesse finally wrote the book we discuss today. In this episode, you'll discover: -How the "420 games" inspired Josiah's book...07:15 -Josiah's history w/ cannabis prior to the 420 games...12:20 -An ultra-marathoner that has taken edibles during his runs for years...17:15 -What to expect in cannabis-inspired fitness classes and events...21:20 -How prevalent is cannabis use in professional sports...25:30 -How, when and why cannabis became "persona non grata" among natural herbs...34:15 -What is the best dosage to increase the efficacy of exercise...50:25 -Does cannabis help altitude performance?...59:55 -Is cannabis a true performance enhancing drug?...1:04:00 -Is cannabis a crutch for Ben Greenfield?...1:11:05 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -Kion Lean -Paleo Valley Organ Complex -Seed Daily Synbiotic -Beekeeper's Naturals https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/runnershigh


    Fit Soul Chapter 20 - To Die Is Gain

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 17:45


    Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages. Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version.  If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources. So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think.  So without further ado, here we go.


    The Big Beauty Podcast Part 2: Botox & Healthy Botox Alternatives, Liposuction, Hollywood's “Devil Drug”, Popsicles, Vibrators, Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Protocols & Much More With Dr. Cameron Chesnut.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 53:34

    The Exciting, Next-Level Future Of BodyWork, Fascia & Massage Therapy: Ketamine, Sound Therapy, Essential Oils, Trauma Release & Beyond With Donna Mills.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 80:21

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnamills You've no doubt heard me talk on podcasts before about my epic massages. We're talking essential oils, carefully selected musical tracks for healing the body, an acoustic sound healing table, a pulsed electromagnetic field mat, and a variety of specific plant medicine compounds and supplements for relaxing the body and turning a massage into a full body, mind and spiritual reboot and cleansing. But I haven't talked much about the wizard (wizardess, I should say) behind-the-scenes. Her name is Donna Mills, and she is my massage therapist, the most unique and talented therapist I've ever worked with, and my guest on this podcast. Donna lives in the aesthetically stunning Pacific Northwest, specifically in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She is a woman committed to all things that elevate human consciousness. She is a practitioner of the healing arts, an advocate for civil conversations, and a community educator. Donna is the founder of HumanWell Integrative Healing where she sees private clients healing through trauma and grief. On the community consulting side of HumanWell, Donna designs integrative workplace wellness programs for large and small businesses. The name HumanWell was created out of her unwavering need to know “How do we human well? We can see where we are missing the mark in society, but where and how are we getting it right?” Donna is a social healing practitioner, a narrative disruptor, and a cultural change agent. She is here to invite society into a deeper conversation about civility and connectivity. She believes that, “and justice for all” means just that. For all. She is a fierce advocate for a new narrative of economic justice that elevates our collective human wellness and ability to thrive. Donna is a Lay Pastoral Minister through the Unitarian Universalist Association and is ordained to perform many celebrations of life, from partner unions to end of life doula services. In this work she gently guides humans through the sacred journey of living and dying. She is often called upon to share her insightful wisdom on the divine, and serves this world with a deep commitment to humanity. Donna aligns and connects to Source Spirit as High Priestess in her Pagan faith. She also describes herself as a mystic, a tarot reader, an intuitive healer, and a conscious thought leader for these changing times. She practices a very intentful and cyclical lifestyle that includes loads of joy, playful exploration, good food, and always, always, more beautiful humans. She excels at growing food and wild foraging, loves to be on the water, is a collector of smiles, and can be found spending teatime with her favorite feline, Professor Moosey Softpaws. During this discussion, you'll discover: -How Donna developed her unique therapeutic approach…14:00 -Donna's self-work routine...17:35 -Donna's unique massage practices...19:25 -About Donna's coursework programs...34:00 -How Donna healed Ben's very injured toe...38:00 -Why massage sometimes brings up emotions or trauma release...43:55 -Supplements, products and technology Ben and Donna use during massage treatments...49:50 -How to work with Donna...1:10:40 -And much more…   Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion -Four Sigmatic -JOOVV -Water and Wellness Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Donna or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnamills and one of us will reply!

    Fit Soul Chapter 19 - Union

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 21:57


    Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages. Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version.  If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources. So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think.  So without further ado, here we go.


    Is This The World's Most Efficient, Biohacked Workout? The New Full Body Electrostimulation Science by Katalyst (& How To Build Muscle In 20 Minutes).

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 63:31

    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/katalystpodcast In a recent weekly roundup, I reported on what I called "Possibly The World's Most Efficient (New) Workout: The "Katalyst", and told you to get ready for the next frontier of electrical muscle stimulation. In my Boundless book, on my podcast, and elsewhere, I've talked in the past about how I use electrical muscle stimulation, also known as “EMS,” ...but with all other forms of EMS I've used in the past, although getting great results for injury rehab, muscle growth, targeted muscle "re-training" and more, I've also had to deal with all sorts of wires, time-consuming electrode attachment, confusing user interfaces, and a pretty clunky experience that takes up a lot of time. But this brand new electrical muscle stimulation suit called the “Katalyst” is a total game-changer. You literally just pull on the suit and select from any of the workouts on the app and a personal trainer not only walks you through the entire workout, which involves functional fitness moves like squats, side lunges, presses, cardiovascular and power movements, and a whole lot more… …but the intensity is automatically adjusted by your trainer as you go, and so it also creates a highly customized workout. This is one of the coolest time hacks for exercise that I've discovered in a long time and—coming from a guy who has done a lot of different workouts—I can tell you that this thing is not some gimmicky “As Seen On TV” technology that you use to get a six-pack while you're sitting on the couch eating Twinkies. Instead, I think this technology is going to take the fitness world by storm. Pro athletes can train muscles they've never used before and retrain injured muscles while complete exercise beginners or those in rehab can lift weights without excess stress on the joints. Again, the Katalyst suit is a total game-changer, and this thing is flying off the shelves now as folks discover the magic of EMS. Here's where you can get the Katalyst suit today (that link gives you "early access" to getting a unit for yourself). But I also wanted to get the Founder and CEO of Katalyst - Bjoern Woltermann - on the show to take a deep dive into exactly how this new technology works.  Bjoern is the Founder and CEO of Katalyst, a revolutionary home fitness product that can actually improve your fitness through every phase of life. Using proven Full-Body EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) technology, Katalyst removes common barriers to fitness like time, ability and motivation, and replaces them with a 20-minute, full-body workout that works with your body rather than against it. Because there are no weights and no joint impact, Katalyst empowers all people to live longer, healthier and happier lives. A startup veteran and economist by trade, Bjoern was introduced to Full-Body EMS as a way to fit strength training into his busy travel schedule and to rehabilitate a back injury. After training every Monday for six weeks, Bjoern was amazed to find himself both pain-free and in better physical shape than he had been in years. He soon realized that this technology had the potential to significantly improve millions of lives. Driven by an innate desire to serve people, Bjoern founded Katalyst in 2015 to bring Full-Body EMS to the United States. Aside from Katalyst, Bjoern is a devoted husband and uncle who loves to travel the world and is committed to a healthy lifestyle. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Bjoern got interested in EMS...8:54 2012, had a corporate job flying all over the world This resulted in chronic back pain Advised to strengthen core and lower back, otherwise serious injury would be incurred Introduced to an EMS clinic (20 minute treatment is too good to be true) Two different reactions: horribly uncomfortable or relatively manageable Breathwork is important for the comfort level After 6 weeks, he was pain free, no pain meds, etc. Body Street studio EMS EMS is far more popular in Germany than the U.S. -Brief history of EMS training...15:10 BGF podcast w/ Jay Schroeder (old, may not be available) Science discovered by Russians in the 60's TENS treatment is a different treatment than EMS Early 2000's, body transformer was a more efficient means of delivering EMS First commercial device was around 2007 Used by elite soccer teams (athletes signed NDA's because of it worked so well) -The science that backs up the efficacy of EMS...19:10 FDA-regulated category Hurdles too high for manufacturer's to expand in the U.S. Some European universities carry out 2-3 full-blown studies on EMS per year Hockey players 1.5% faster after EMS New way to activate muscles; easier to target specific muscle fibers -Why EMS induces a high amount of soreness...23:20 Previously unused and dormant muscles "No muscle left behind" Much more complete muscle activation Increasing the recruitment of muscle fibers in each rep Get to exhaustive state of the muscle faster Activate more muscle fibers at the same time - subconsciously this is how it's supposed to feel Need extreme loads to activate fast-twitch muscle fibers or very quick movements w/ conventional weight training Cardio mode causes the muscle to be active, transform energy into motion Aerodyne bike is the ultimate EMS workout -Why does the body get so hot in an EMS suit?...34:05 How much muscle activation is going on at a given time A workout that takes over one hour is condensed into 20 minutes Body simply needs to cool off Water provides adequate conductivity -Why different ranges of motion are used in EMS...37:00 No shortened muscle No tension One of Ben's training clients had knee pain disappear after using the Catalyst for a couple of sessiosn Unused muscles are in a tight state, protective measure Previously injured areas become loosened Relax the muscle, get back to a natural function -About the recovery setting on the Katalyst...40:45 Promotes blood flow Very low frequency Pumping effect to the muscles -How EMS may affect longevity and anti-aging...42:20 Study of 100 women over age of 75 Two of the women dropped out, not because it was too stringent Gained muscle mass, reversed atrophy Increased walking speed 10-20% Walking speed, grip strength and ability to get off the floor are good metrics for longevity Gained bone density -How to mix the regimens to get the most out of EMS...45:20 Do strength/power one day; followed by 10 minutes of cardio Day 2, cardio only Day 3-4, do strength again -Topicals or cold packs that can improve the efficacy of EMS...47:30 BGF podcast w/ Jeff Spencer Vasper machine -How the EMS routines are conducted in real time...50:20 Things are in the works to do EMS detached from the current system Trainers are actually getting the treatment while the user does Roles of customer and trainer are very different Immersive experience for the customer The system learns over time Levels are always individual to a person -How to access the Katalyst and skip the waitlist...58:30 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Katalyst Full Body EMS Suit (click here for early access) Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion Refer a Friend -Organifi Green Juice -Therabody -Butcher Box BenGreenfieldFitness.com/katalystpodcast

    Q&A 430: How To Fix Bad Knees (Without Surgery), What *Really* Works For Weight Loss, Minimal Effective Dose Of Exercise, Carrot-Cake Smoothies & Much More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 71:54

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/430 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… -Most people's "bad knees" don't really need surgery to get fixed...10:35 -What *really* works for weight loss:  (the theme of "continuous monitoring" is what really stands out - what gets measured gets managed, folks)...21:00 -This artificial intelligence energy expenditure/calorie intake app is, based on their research and algorithms, one of the most accurate means out there to figure out how many calories per day you're burning/should be eating...26:30 -Want to maintain strength, endurance, muscle size and more in LIMITED time with minimal effective dose? Here's how: (and I'll be addressing a podcast in detail to spill all the beans for you)...27:45 Upcoming events: Ben will be speaking at the Ancestral Health Summit in L.A. on August 12-14, 2021 Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”! Pre-order yours today here! Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more! Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research. Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support! This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion Dark Coffee -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Ra Optics -Butcher Box Listener Q&A: How to increase NAD & NAD salvage pathways...38:20 How can female endurance athletes not be skinny-fat...47:10 How to create your own workout routine...58:20 bengreenfieldfitness.com/430

    Fit Soul Chapter 18 - Hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 13:14


    Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages. Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version.  If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources. So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think.  So without further ado, here we go.


    Microdosing Psychedelics, How To Use LSD, Shrooms, Iboga & Other Plant Medicines, Legal Psilocybin Retreats, Truffles & Much More With Third Wave's Paul Austin.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 76:34


    BenGreenfieldFitness.com/paulaustin Paul F. Austin is a pioneer in the 21st century responsible use of psychedelics for healing, leadership and personal transformation. He has been featured in BBC, Forbes, and Rolling Stone for his accomplishments in entrepreneurship regarding social awareness towards the benefits of microdosing psychedelics. Paul is the author of the book “Microdosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life” and the founder of two companies in the emerging psychedelic space, Third Wave and Synthesis. ‍ It all started with his personal 7-month microdosing protocol, through it Paul experienced the tangible benefits of microdosing LSD, including an acceleration of learning ability, easier access to flow states, and an improved sense of presence. His experience with microdosing inspired him to push for legitimizing psychedelic substances via the topic of microdosing. ‍ Most importantly, intentional psychedelic use helped him to further uncover his own truth, enabling an alignment of purpose and mission with contribution to community and society. Paul's unconventional path has now placed him in a position to serve the lives of many millions through psychedelic education and literacy. Two companies have been borne of Paul's mission: Third Wave and Synthesis. This led him to create “Third Wave” which explores pragmatic ways to change the cultural conversation around psychedelics, focusing on the intersection of science, psychedelics, and self-actualization. ‍ Within Third Wave, Paul leads his team in building an educational platform to ensure psychedelic substances become responsibly integrated into our metamodern cultural framework. Currently, Third Wave offers long-form psychedelic guides, online training focused on the skill of microdosing psychedelics, and an industry-best network of clinics and retreat providers, creating a space for individuals to come fully into their own agency, power, and autonomy. In 2018, he co-founded Synthesis, and led several high-dose psilocybin truffle retreats, leading branding, marketing, and public relations before stepping back to focus on Third Wave full-time. Setting off at the age of 21 from West Michigan, Paul lived in five countries and traveled to 60+ over the span of six years before moving to New York City in August 2017. Propelled by an insatiable curiosity for the unknown, Paul's travels led to an incredible expansion of being and growth, setting the stage for his professional career in psychedelic leadership and advocacy. Paul is often seeking balance between city and countryside: the unrelenting energy of big city life pared with the tranquility of nature. When not working, he loves to read, camp, drink espresso, steam himself silly in eucalyptus, and laugh at the irony of life. Third Wave began in 2015, with an intent of changing the cultural conversation around psychedelics. They offer free education, paid online courses, and peak performance coaching. Paul's work there has been featured in the BBC, Forbes, and Rolling Stone. Synthesis is a legal psilocybin retreat outside of Amsterdam. For many clients, attending Synthesis is a profound and meaningful experience, one that leads to improved well-being and significant clarity on purpose and direction. Outside of Paul's entrepreneurial endeavors, he speaks about the intersection of psychedelics, personal transformation, and professional success. During our discussion, you'll discover: -All the cool gadgets that Paul and Ben and using today...10:50 -The story of the 3rd wave...12:50 -Responsible micro-dosing...23:25 -Paul's micro-dosing protocol...45:35 -Combining substances and technologies for optimization...52:05 -About the Synthesis retreat, the legal psilocybin retreat center...55:40 -The importance of integration in Psychedelic assisted psychotherapy...1:03:20 -Upcoming 3rd wave coach certification program...1:14:50 Episode sponsors: -Boundless Cookbook -Kion Dark Roast Coffee -Joovv -Therabody -Organifi Gold Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Paul Austin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/paulaustin and one of us will reply!


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