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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.
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/realityrevolution I recently read a book called The Reality Revolution: The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality. It was really good. Specifically, it did a great job "mashing up" in one title a ton of the energy flow and body enhancement routines, subconscious reprogramming, meditation and visualization tactics and much more in a very practical and easy to understand way, written and explained by someone who has obviously done this stuff for a long time. The author's name is Brian Scott, and he's my guest on today's podcast. Brian is an author, motivational speaker, thought leader, life coach, transformation coach, influencer, podcast host for the reality revolution podcast and the laptop lifestyle podcast, and he is also an artist. He has studied and worked on consciousness expansion for over 20 years. His primary goal is to find that spark to and unleash your greatest potential. Brian helps people overcome obstacles, unlock abundance, improve their health and improve their relationships. He incorporates basic to advanced strategies and technologies such as meditation, hypnosis, qi gong, reality transurfing, sensory deprivation, virtual reality, mind tech, quantum jumping, reality shifting, yoga, energy psychology, luck coaching, NLP, Silva Mind Control, and biohacking. After walking away unscathed from a near-fatal shooting in his home, Brian began a fanatical search for answers. He deepened his research into parallel realities, quantum mechanics, and consciousness to uncover what happened in his close call with death. Along the way, he developed a series of techniques capable of creating profound transformations. In The Reality Revolution: The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality, Brian introduces you to the techniques that have helped his clients find lasting love, create wealth, and revitalize health. You’ll learn how to surf through parallel realities and unlock the power of your mind through a mix of researched and science-backed techniques like qi gong, meditation, quantum jumping, energy work, and reality transsurfing. If you’re ready to create an incredible reality for yourself, this book shows you the way, and we have a great discussion about it on today's show. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Brian's name change created an identity transformation...09:45 -How a near death experience led Brian toward his journey...12:11 -The big mistake people make about time...18:20 -Is intuition your future self talking back to you?...27:20 -Why slackers always get lucky...30:00 -Using anchoring to change your reality...38:50 -EcoMeditation...43:50 -Brian's energy flow manipulation routine...46:00 -The 5 Tibetan Rites...49:25 -Intention setting and your Reticular Activating System...1:00:00 -Brian's downloadable meditations...1:06:45 Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion Lean -Paleo Valley Organ Complex -Water and Wellness -Seed Daily Synbiotic Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Brian Scott or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/realityrevolution and one of us will reply!
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/niraj2 I met my friend Niraj Naik (the same guy who invented the crazy holotropic-style breathwork protocol I do in my sauna) inside a sauna in Estonia, Finland, where he led me and one of my buddies through an "omming" breathwork protocol, and I've been hooked on him as my "go to guy" for breath work ever since. He joined me first on the podcast "The Renegade Pharmacist: How To Increase The Effects Of Psilocybin, The Secrets Of Colostrum, Fixing Constipation With Breathwork & More" and also invented the breath work routine that I took my boys and I through and detail in the article "How To Blast You (And Your Child's!) Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Resilience Through The Roof With Breathwork". He also recently designed an extraordinary 8 day breath work course called "SOMABreathFit" that my boys and I also just did - a course that combines fitness, sleep protocols, meditation protocols and much more in a simple-to-implement, done-for-you short daily program.  Niraj comes from a background of working long hours for several years as a community pharmacist. Becoming a certified “legal drug dealer” at the ripe age of 24, he got to witness first-hand, many clients going home with shopping bags full of drugs each month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from other diseases. He also learned of the debilitating side effects of the prescription medications which drove many of the patients to have to take more and more drugs to ease the side effects. Curious to find ways to improve his own health, he attended several health seminars and discovered an in-depth approach on how to reach optimum health and vitality by understanding the true origin of disease and how to prevent it. After experiencing great benefits with his own health, Niraj was motivated to devise a scheme to see if he could also help his suffering patients. He incorporates a lifestyle plan called his "healthy shopping lists" that includes simple food swaps, tools and websites to support their specific conditions. Within two weeks he received testimonials from patients who were starting to get better and within a few months some being able to lower their dosages or completely come off their medications. After an arduous battle trying to get his novel approach accepted into the mainstream that resulted in a lot of stress and disillusionment, in 2010 he was diagnosed with a stress-related illness, ulcerative colitis, that left him housebound for over 10 months. He was told by doctors and nurses there existed no cure and he would need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Like his patients, Niraj suffered from side effects of his medication to the point he felt completely hopeless and even suicidal. He was then left with a choice that would be a major turning point in his life. Test out a new drug or have his colon removed. He decided to choose option 3, a path not yet known by conventional medicine. So began his search to learn from people who had great success with either curing themselves or others from chronic illness. He learned a combination of natural treatments including Ayurvedic practices and dietary recommendations from Paleo and Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). He studied healing methods through meditation, yoga and mind power techniques like self-hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He even discovered the powerful techniques of sound and music therapy as tools for reducing stress and promoting self-healing. Niraj finally broke free from the burdens of his illness, without medication. The experience of illness has allowed him to completely re invent his life and discover a new passion for helping others to do the same. His specialty is helping people recover, prevent or reduce the dependency for longterm medication for the metabolic diseases of diabetes, heart disease and obesity as well as autoimmune disease where stress is an underlining factor in the cause. Niraj is now a professional musician, holistic health expert and entrepreneur. He runs several successful websites that help others who suffer from stress-related, chronic diseases through his self-composed, captivating meditation music and online courses. Niraj has composed music for healing centers, spas and therapists worldwide. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Niraj's personal history and what makes his programs unique...06:50 -What mainstream yoga practices get wrong...21:45 -How CO2 has been thrown under the bus...33:15 -Where Wim Hof gets it wrong...36:10 -Breath work combined w/ hyperbaric treatment?...45:45 -Combining modern science w/ ancient wisdom when it comes to breath work...50:35 -Why humming is an important part of Niraj's training...55:30 -The importance of the control pause tactic...59:55 -What happens at Niraj's live clinics...1:04:05 -How diet affects your breath...1:12:45 -And much more! -Episode Sponsors Kion Lean JOOVV Thrive Market Clearlight Saunas Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Niraj or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/niraj2 and one of us will reply!
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.
  News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Does having sex before exercise impair performance? The million-dollar-answer revealed here (and please note the "mean duration of sex"🙂)...08:30 Human Taste Buds Can Tell The Difference Between Normal And 'Heavy' Water...13:50 Pretty darn useful nootropics/smart drugs review website...18:40 New paper shows that when you combine blood flow restriction with a blood flow precursor (like betaine) you get significantly greater training benefits...23:00   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  Kion Clean Energy Bars Organifi Gold Four Sigmatic Vuori Listener Q&A: Is Jack Kruse a quack?...37:15 Chris asks: What are your thoughts on Dr. Jack Kruse's comments on Vitamin D protocols, or leptin protocols? The craziest bio hack Ben has done that didn't work...45:35 Q: Bryce asks: What are your thoughts around insulin synthesizing using 8-hydroxy-dihydroberberine? Bonus question: What is the craziest bio hack you've done that didn't work   BFR training combined w/ HMB...53:17 Q: Dr Mehdi asks: Have you ever combined BFR training with beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB)? Pacemaker Hacks and HRV measurements... 1:04:15 Q: Bob asks:  If you had a pacemaker what hacks could you do? and would a pacemaker throw off HRV measurements? 
bengreenfieldfitness.com/cameron I get a ton of questions about hair growth, grey hair, male and female pattern baldness (alopecia), skin beauty treatments, scar and stretch mark fixes, beauty "biohacks," and beyond. So I figured it was high time to get an expert on the show to unpack all of this. His name is Dr. Cameron Chesnut. Dr. Chesnut and I have quite a history. We've known each other since way back in our Ironman triathlon competition days, grew up in the same general region of Northern Idaho/Eastern Washington, and have recently reconnected as brothers with similar interests in fitness, health, nutrition, spirituality, biohacking, beauty, and beyond. Dr. Chesnut recently opened a brand spankin' new biohacking facility in Spokane, WA called "ÔPTIM," which is a fully comprehensive health optimization practice, combining a revolutionary blend of functional medicine and regenerative modalities in a way that offers you unparalleled wellness. Recently at a dinner, Dr. Chesnut was enlightening me on common myths and tips regarding hair growth (based on my recent project of growing out my hair, and potentially, magically sprouting a beard), and also showing me all the other cool toys they have at Optim, such as hormone optimization, cryotherapy, laser, and other photobiomodulation treatments, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treaments, hyperbaric oxygen, IV's stem cells, and beyond—so I figured we could geek out on a podcast. So who is he, exactly? Dr. Chesnut is recognized worldwide as a key opinion leader and innovator in both minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He was fellowship-trained in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, laser surgery, and Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA, training in the most demanding cosmetic and surgical environments of Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles. His fellowship at UCLA featured a rigorous, full integration of plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and dermatologic surgery. Through this one-of-a-kind integration, Dr. Chesnut is a well-rounded and cross-pollinated surgeon. He has an unparalleled foundation in skin cancer treatment, plastic reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery, as well as laser and aesthetic dermatology. Dr. Chesnut is an international expert on both the art and science of facial aging, utilizing an approach that relies not just on surgery but addresses all aspects of aging. He loves to utilize this knowledge and skill of cosmetic surgery to improve the results of his skin cancer patients during their plastic reconstructions. A leader in the fields of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Chesnut is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning speaker and has been invited by his peers to present throughout the world on numerous cosmetic and reconstructive topics. He is a regular contributor to the surgical literature, continues to author numerous book chapters, and has been recognized for his research and innovation in cosmetic surgery, lasers, and noninvasive treatments. A native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chesnut has returned home to the Inland Northwest. He graduated with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his dermatology residency at UCLA where he was selected as the Chief Resident and subsequently was selected for the integrated Procedural Dermatology Fellowship, also at UCLA. Outside of surgery, Dr. Chesnut enjoys active time with his wife, Aubree, and his children Torin, Tatum, and Callum. He is an avid surfer, passionate skier, loves beach volleyball, tennis, and playing on the river. During this discussion, you'll discover: -The fringe micro-needling treatment Cameron did on Ben before their recording...4:30 - What to expect after Cameron's PRP treatment...9:25 - Cameron's background...13:25 - All the cool gadgets inside Cameron's ÔPTIM Clinic...18:25 - Pros and cons of derma-rolling...21:20 -  Supplements demystified...33:15 - Iron and copper contributing to grey hair...41:30 - If butter on the scalp can bring back hair...53:00 - How exosomes enhances the effects of hair growth...1:00:50 - How do hair transplants work?...1:03:50 - How Cameron treats scars and stretch marks...1:06:15 - How much therapy is too much...1:13:00 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Energy Bars -Ra Optics -Butcher Box -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Dr. Cameron Chesnut or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cameron and one of us will reply!
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.
bengreenfieldfitness.com/ayurveda It's no secret that I weave into my personal health protocol many "ancient" tactics I've borrowed from the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also Ayurveda, including... ...tooth and oral care via coconut oil pulling and tongue scraping... ...Tai Chi and Qi Gong-esque morning exercises... ...acupuncture, acupressure, and tapping... ...digestive organ massage... ...dry skin brushing... ...cooking and blending with ghee... ...and much more... I find Ayurveda particularly intriguing. After all, these days, time is scarce and precious in today’s world and we seek solutions that are quick. While allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease, the ancient study of Ayurveda provides us with holistic knowledge for preventing disease and eliminating its root cause. For the past 21 years, my guest on today's podcast and author of the excellent book Everyday Ayurveda: Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life in a Day, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, Ph.D., DABHM, FABPM, HHC, CAP, has been practicing holistic family medicine emphasizing Ayurveda and teaching best clinical practices and educational techniques for learning Integrative Medicine. She currently works between her private consultation medical practice in Manhattan and her deeper study of indigenous medicines around the world, when she consults with patients via phone/video conference. She has recently completed a Ph.D. in Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the ancient city of Varanasi in India. As the first U.S. Fulbright Scholar sponsored jointly in 2013-2014 by the U.S. Department of State and the Government of India to research and teach Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Bhattacharya continued research in the clinical and physicochemical bases of bhasmas, which are herbometallic compounds that often work quickly and cleanly to rebalance the body from "incurable" diseases. For her Ph.D. thesis 2014-2018, she studied how plants work medicinally, from soil to stomach to cell. Specializing in The Patient, Dr. Bhattacharya actively incorporates traditional and indigenous medical systems into her clinical practice of holistic family medicine, using modern science only where it actually works for real patients. The goal is not a clinical trial; it is to help each patient improve his/her quality of life, health, and well-being. She defines, refines, and practices medicine on a holistic and truly integrative path. She provides holistic medical care for the underserved as well as for insured patients. Modalities that Dr. Bhattacharya uses include herbs, nutrition, yoga, breathwork (pranayama), exercise counseling, energy work, mind-body medicine, homeopathy, and aromatherapy, with a strong underpinning of Ayurveda, as well as the use of biomedical drugs and procedures as needed. During this discussion, you'll discover: -Bhaswati's childhood development as an ayurvedic practitioner...7:30 -How phases of the moon affect the quality of ghee while it's being made...13:45 -How the day is split up according to Ayurvedic principles...21:30 -Bhaswati's morning routine ...36:15 Bhaswati writes a weekly column for South Asian Times Bhaswati's 12-step morning routine: Rise an hour before dawn Lie still and listen to your belly Your belly conveys how it's doing (your second brain—your gut—talks to your first brain) The gut tells you what it wants (if you are hungry) and any other information (gut instinct) Bend fully down and touch the ground with your hands; say a prayer before stepping on the earth When you twist your body you twist your gut; waking it up Sit up, take a small sip of water from your right palm and swallow Gives information from your mouth's microbiome to your body (do this only when you are healthy) Things growing in your mouth signals the body to produce natural antibodies as well as hormones Head to the toilet Wash your hands, wash your face with cold water, a little bit of water into each nostril and expel Swish some water in your mouth Clean your teeth Use a small Nim tree branch (4 inches long), chew on it, brush teeth with it, spit the bitter juice, rinse your mouth with water Tongue scraping Swish your mouth with sesame oil; very good for lubricating the nerves Put some oil on your fingers, swipe on the insides of your cheek, gums, and put some hot water in the mouth Fill the 5 senses with beauty, good things, light a candle, light incense, touch something soft, tulsi plant Look in the mirror, present yourself for the day; head to the kitchen to sip your first beverage -Problems with the way processed food is produced...49:20 -The 5 oils that are compatible with Ayurvedic practice...57:35 -Practical uses of Ayurveda in everyday life...1:05:45 -The best oil to use in rinsing out your mouth...1:16:40 -How neglect of our senses will deleteriously affect our lives...1:22:15 -And much more!   Episode sponsors: -Ben Recommends: Curated by yours truly, each and every item on this list will take you one step closer to living your best, healthiest, most fulfilling life—every hour, every minute, and every second of every day. -Kion Ground Coffee -Organifi Gold -Ra Optics -Chili Technologies Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/ayurveda and one of us will reply!
bengreenfieldfitness.com/427  News flashes: Could coloring our steaks blue help reduce the world’s insatiable demand for meat?...11:20 Related to podcast 424, in which I mentioned a proposal to give us patches that make us allergic to meat and smart drugs that make us want to have fewer babies, all for “climate change” management A microbe enhanced carpet? Couldn't we just all wear our dirty shoes around the house?...20:22 Food insecurity, intermittent fasting and exercise are all ways to grow new neural pathways. Basically, your brain gets smarter to get better at surviving and hunting down calories...24:15 Special Announcements... -The Boundless Cookbook: 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 -Kion Ground Coffee -Organifi Green Juice -Powerdot -Butcher Box Listener Q&A: -Exercises to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems...42:40 -Natural ways to boost DHEA...52:40 -Is mold in kombucha a good thing?...58:30 -Sauna use in an apartment...1:05:40 bengreenfieldfitness.com/427  
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.
bengreenfieldfitness.com/earthingpodcast I recently read the book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever! (and my twin boys also watched the accompanying documentary "THE EARTHING MOVIE"). Although I already knew about the importance of having an intimate connection with the planet we live upon, this book blew my mind when it comes to identifying one of the best solutions for chronic inflammation, better sleep, enhanced deep sleep, and much more. Since reading it, I've been traveling everywhere with my grounding sleeping mat, wearing my Earth runners every day, and my boys have barely even touched their shoes. In the book, author Clint Ober introduces the planet's powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This never-before-told story—filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials—chronicles a discovery with the potential to create a global health revolution. So obviously, I had to get Clint on the show! Clint Ober is the innovator behind the Grounding Movement & CEO of Earth FX Inc., a research and development company located in Palm Springs, California. A series of seemingly unrelated synchronistic events dating back to his early childhood led to a groundbreaking discovery that’s being recognized as the greatest health discovery of all time. Grounding has now become a massive international movement—causing people to shed their shoes and reconnect electrically to the surface of the Earth. Clint first learned about grounding when installing cable TV systems in Billings, Montana in the early 1960s. A decade later, he formed Telecrafter Corporation and built it into the largest provider of cable installation services in the United States. This company specialized in the proper grounding of cable installations for safety and TV signal stability. In the 1980s, he turned his attention to the developing computer industry and partnered with McGraw-Hill to distribute live digital news services, via cable, to PCs. This led to the development of the first cable modem and an increased awareness of the need for proper system grounding. Following a health challenge in 1995, Clint retired and embarked on a personal journey looking for a higher purpose in life. During his travels, he noticed people wearing plastic and rubber-soled shoes that insulate the body from Earth. He wondered if no longer being naturally grounded could affect us. The question led to an experiment that suggested grounding alone reduced chronic pain and improved sleep. Thereafter, he developed a working hypothesis: Grounding the human body to the Earth normalizes the functioning of all of the body’s systems ​—​ the body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential and free electrons to maintain its internal electrical stability, normalizing all of its self-regulating and self-healing systems. Over the past twenty years, he has supported over 20 research studies* that collectively demonstrate that grounding reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of all body systems. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Clint became interested in the concept of earthing...7:45 -How a busload of Japanese tourists gave Clint his big idea regarding grounding...17:12 -The early days of Clint's clinical research on grounding the body with the Earth...23:23 -What is going on in the body when a person is grounded with the Earth...33:25 -The mechanism of action for grounding to the earth...43:30 -What our ancestors understood about earthing and grounding...48:15 -The best surface when it comes to conductivity between the Earth and the body...50:20 -Best shoes to wear to properly ground with the earth...53:35 -The length of time required for a person to become properly grounded with the Earth...57:15 -How to know whether or not your home is grounded with the Earth...1:02:15 -Whether all grounding mats created equal...1:04:05 -The grounding patches that are an athlete's best friend...1:08:00 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Chili Technologies -Magic Spoon Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Clint or I? Leave them at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/earthingpodcast and one of us will reply!
bengreenfieldfitness.com/melatoninmiracle The brilliant, slightly crazy, fringe Dr. John Lieurance is back! You may have originally heard him in the highly popular episode "The Crazy Future Of Medical Biohacking: Skull Resets, Suppositories, Nasal Sprays, Nebulizers, Sound Therapy & More With Dr. John Lieurance.", in which we delved into everything from Amazonian herbal hape nasal spray to nebulizing glutathione to NAD suppositories and a whole lot more. Today's episode promises to be just as riveting, but is focused around one molecule in particular that John has been intensively studying and is now releasing a groundbreaking book about: melatonin. We'll answer questions about and also take a deep dive into the science behind melatonin topics such as: Should you take melatonin? How much is too much? Does it lower your own endogenous production? What delivery mechanism of melatonin is best? Is melatonin good for anything besides sleep? Should anyone not take melatonin? Can you "reset" your circadian rhythm with high dose melatonin? Dr. John Lieurance is a naturopathic physician, chiropractic neurologist, and all-around expert in medical biohacking who has been in private practice in Florida for 25 years. He is the chief scientific advisor of Glutagenic™ and Advanced Biome Corp™ and heads up Advanced Rejuvenation, a multi-disciplinary clinic with a focus on treating chronic diseases, regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, and stem cell research. Dr. Lieurance has spent most of his career focused on finding solutions for hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus, degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's, autoimmune disease, chronic Lyme, CIRS, and mold illness and has suffered from chronic Lyme and mold illness himself for many years. From his treatments, he has seen the same success and ability to recover and regain a normal life—free from the chronic inflammation and pain associated with those disorders—in himself as well as in his patients. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The godfather of ozone research and medicine gets John keen on melatonin...7:30 -Melatonin the "hormone of darkness"...12:45 -How melatonin supplementation affects endogenous melatonin production...18:40 -Why melatonin may not be effective for regulating sleep unless taken in large doses...25:30 -Effects of melatonin on the mitochondria...34:00 -The effects of melatonin on cardiovascular and/or heart disease...38:15 -The impact of melatonin on the immune system, particular killer cells...42:55 -How to hack the circadian rhythm taking high doses of melatonin...48:15 -Anti-aging uses of melatonin...50:10 -Other compounds that stack well with melatonin...52:45 -Ben's plant medicine cleanse protocol...1:00:30 And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion -Organifi Red Juice -Butcher Box -Thrive Market
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.
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/perez Recently, on my San Diego trip during which I interviewed Navy SEAL Nick Norriss  and hydration expert Tracy Duhs, I was introduced to a guy named David Perez, who is the Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Nurish.Me I immediately hit it off with David, because he and I were able to geek out hardcore on supplements and the supplements industry as a whole, along with a host of unique, fringe ingredients David has studied up on, and many other things David is up to and interested in, including space travel, global charities, nanotechnology and much more! Over a career span of over 40 years, David Perez has founded highly successful entrepreneurial ventures, launched cutting edge, disruptive technologies, been at the forefront of innovation, financed startups, overcome personal tragedy, coordinated large scale natural disaster relief programs and rescue missions at ground zero. Today as the CEO of Nurish.Me, he is on a mission to deliver clinically proven nutraceuticals to enhance the vitality of people's mind and body. The vision of Nurish.Me combines the best evidenced-based nutrition and dietary supplement results from clinical trials in humans with an ethical approach to business practice. Nurish.Me formulations utilizes advances in biotechnology on the nanoscale for improved bioavailability. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How David got invited by Richard Branson to travel to space...7:35 -Harvesting minerals on the moon and planets to enhance our life here...13:45 -The tragic personal story that put David on the trajectory to his current endeavors...19:05 -How David discovered a miracle cure for pain in curcumin...31:30 -The difference between the curcumin David's company produces vs. other forms of curcumin...41:05 -How Nurish curcumin affected Ben's pain in his shoulder...51:20 -Curcumin a sledgehammer on human ailments...59:45 -Rice bran and other products that boost the brain...1:07:00 -Ingredients or superfoods David has discovered recently...1:17:00 -How to try Nurish risk-free...1:23:35 -And much more! Episode sponsors: -The Boundless Cookbook -Kion -JOOVV -Water and Wellness -Organifi Red Juice Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for David Perez or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/perez and one of us will reply!
  News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… The latest on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) being "bad for you" and how to do HIIT vs. (high-intensity resistance training (HIRT)...01:00 Topo Chico appears to have cleaned up its act. Hooray for all my tequila and lime that was piling up. Read about it...16:30 Folks who excessively fast but can't seem to drop fat should be aware of this—don't long-term calorie restrict without re-feeds...23:20 Weight and Aging: A Paradox Part 1 by Josh Mitteldorf...29:45 And here's Part 2 The latest takeaway's from JAMA on caffeine and exercise performance—I WILL unpack this in a future podcast episode...40:45   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 -Organifi Gold -Vuori -Paleovalley Organ Complex Listener Q&A: Boosting nitric oxide...51:53 Neil asks: What are your go-to methods for boosting nitric oxide, and how do you increase blood flow before and during your workout? Should you work out your legs every day?...1:01:00 Joey asks: Can you work out your legs every day like other parts of your body, like your abs? When does fasting become unhealthy?...1:06:30 Ariam from Amsterdam asks: Are there benefits for fasting more than 72 hours, and is there a maximum amount of time before it begins to be unhealthy? How much Carnivore Diet is too much?...1:12:30 Anna asks: I recently tried a 28-day Carnivore Diet challenge, and really struggled with it. I just couldn't handle the diet with some preexisting conditions with celiac and whatnot. I ended up losing 17 pounds before I finally had to stop. Did I do something wrong? Is there a better time frame I could go with the Carnivore Diet?
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.
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donwood Dr. Don Wood is a guy I've been hearing about for years from multiple trusted friends of mine in the self-improvement and self-mastery realms, and I finally decided to connect with him and his work more deeply by hosting him at my house in Spokane, Washington to showcase the special flavor of therapy that he does - by working with both me and my family for a four hour session, followed by the podcast you can hear in this episode. Don is the Founder of the Inspired Performance Institute and developed something called "TIPP™", which is a cutting edge approach to high performance using advancements in neuroscience. After years of research, Dr. Wood coined the term “emotional concussions ™” which simply means events and experiences in your life may have had a profound effect on your current behaviors and habits, he refers to these events and experiences as “atmospheric conditions ™” If you experience PTSD-like symptoms, health issues related to an overactive sympathetic nervous system, or impediments in your progress towards everything from business success to relationship issues to athletic performance, Don says nothing is wrong with you, and you might simply just need a reboot. Don's work is based on the idea that events and experiences throughout our lifetime continue to play a role in how we experience life in the present. He has also realized that there was a better way of treating these type of issues. He says… …“Teaching people to live with, manage and cope with the daily stress doesn’t fix the problem. The solution comes from understanding it’s source and providing a long-term permanent solution”. Since 2015, Don's Inspired Performance Institute has worked to create innovative strategies to help people heal from the limiting effects of trauma, so they can feel and perform at their best. The result has been the development of a revolutionary approach to performance improvement referred to as TIPP (The Inspired Performance Program). TIPP is based on the idea that our minds have developed some glitches and error messages in the ways they store information about events from our past. And apparently, we all have these glitches! Even high-functioning individuals, like executives and professional athletes, have so-called glitches from their pasts, and once “reprocessed”, their performance improves to a whole new level. Once the mind is updated and refreshed using the Inspired Performance Institute’s NEURO technique, a part of TIPP, individuals are able to remain present, calm and focused, and their performance naturally improves. After we reset the mind with TIPP, we restore the body with our NOWW program. A chronically dysregulated and imbalanced nervous system can lead to anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, addictions, or even chronic illnesses such as auto-immune disorders, thyroid problems, cardiac and gastrointestinal diseases, and even, cancer. TIPP, TIPP KIDS, and the NOWW program are designed to help reset the mind and restore the body to optimal states of health, performance, and wellness. Don actually separates trauma into two camps. Most of us think of trauma as a clearly defined, often injury-inducing event like a car accident or a mugging. He calls this big ‘T’ trauma. The second type of trauma he calls emotional concussion. These are experiences that affected us psychologically but may be more loosely defined or harder to pinpoint. Don says that a very large percentage of the population is dealing with unprocessed trauma when you consider these two types of trauma. Unresolved trauma or disturbing events and experiences from your past may be interfering with your ability to function at your highest level. These experiences may limit our ability to regulate your mood, focus, or connect with others in a healthy, loving and safe way. When we experience a traumatic event, our body has a physical response to that trauma. Trauma triggers that fight or flight (aka active state) response. This creates inflammation in the body as a way of pausing the immune system so that the body can use all resources to respond to the trauma. When we are no longer in danger, the body allows everything to return to normal. What a lot of people don’t realize is that when we have unprocessed trauma, we think about it. And, when we think about it, we relive it which results in the same fight or flight response. We have the physical response to the trauma just by thinking about it! If we are doing this constantly, the immune system can’t function properly, which overtime results in autoimmune issues. Often we dismiss the idea that trauma is the cause of an issue because we may not recognize the experience as trauma. Don uses a great analogy in this episode that points to the high-definition memories we have of traumatic times in our past vs the muted memory we have of a non-threatening event (like the dinner we had last night). These high-definition memories can be very powerful and can trigger a physical response. The first step in identifying them as triggers sit to recognize the level of the memory and the physical response it brings. In Don's program, they actually monitor the brainwave state to determine the response to memories. Recognizing the physical response to memories of past trauma is not enough, the brain needs to be reconditioned as to how it responds to that memory. This is what Don does with TIPP. This program gets the mind to reset that high-definition memory into the same format as a day-to-day memory. By doing this, the body no longer sees that memory as a threat and it no longer triggers the fight or flight response. The brain is no longer sending an error message. He points out that far too often we treat the symptoms caused by these trauma responses. For example, treating anxiety, depression, or inflammation that will never be resolved if the trigger memory is not reset. Many people block bad experiences or they dismiss them as not being traumatic. This may lead them to believe that these experiences can’t be the cause because they don’t have these vivid memories Don is talking about. However, these memories may still be operating on a subconscious level and can still put the body into an active response state.  This happens because our minds receive too much information for us to actively process. So, the mind does something academics refer to as ‘time slicing’. This is when the mind takes in information and slices off some to be stored in the subconscious where it can be processed or accessed later. Then, when we encounter something similar, the mind goes searching for reference and the stored memory, resurrecting the memory in full color. This can trigger an active state response. For many people, the idea of unearthing or talking about their traumatic memories feels traumatic in itself. Don says that his patients don’t need to actually discuss the experience or share the memory. This type of work can be done without having to revisit the event consciously! During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Don began his work...12:38 -Techniques used to manage rather than fix stress...17:05 -Trauma isn't always experienced on a battlefield...29:50 -How to reprogram the brain...36:38 -Not just accepting, but laughing at the problem...39:43 -How River and Terran may process trauma in the future after a session with Don...45:17 -The success rate with Don's TIPP program...49:45 -Whether this work could be approached from a functional medicine angle...51:55 -How a Special Forces soldier overcame trauma thanks to Don's practice...55:30 -Studies to see what happens at a neurotransmitter level...1:00:00 -Anchors used to recall trauma...1:02:30 -Whether the effects can be felt via Skype or Zoom...1:17:45 -And much more! Episode sponsors: Kion Omega Organifi Red Juice Thrive Market Water and Wellness
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.
bengreenfieldfitness.com/spiritualpodcast I am asked quite often about how I practically weave into my own life so many of the spiritual disciplines and spiritual fitness principles that I discuss in my book Fit Soul, my Spiritual Disciplines Journal and my weekly Sabbath Ramblings posts.  So in this special "solosode" podcast, I describe to you in detail how I practice and practically implement four key spiritual disciplines habits on a daily basis, specifically service, gratitude, purpose and self-examination, and I then turn to listener questions about spirituality, religion, God, reincarnation, my favorite spiritual books and resources and much more, and also include my entire Chapter 10 of my book Fit Soul for your listening pleasure. In this special solosode, you'll hear: -Chapter 10 of Fit Soul...7:15 -What to do when your job is crushing your soul...44:25 -What if I can't wrap my head around believing in God or religion?...49:08 -What happens when we die?...56:50 -Is it okay to masturbate?...1:07:15 -What pastors and authors does Ben like to listen to and read...1:12:15 -How to forgive one's self for major sins of the past...1:17:10 -Ben's daily spiritual practices...1:21:45 -And much more! Resources mentioned in this episode: -Spiritual Disciplines Journal Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Energy Bars -JOOVV -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Kin Euphorics Got a question or comment for me about today's episode? Just leave a comment below and I'll reply!
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Pan GrubyJan

Ray Peat is most knowledgeable person on earth when it comes to biology

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J D

Anyone catch the clinics name?

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Great Post I loved it reading. I am a leading researcher at Allgenericcure. You can read my posts and links I have been writing for more than a decade now. I hope you will rate me how I did Allgenericcure

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Dennis Carson

Amazing podcasts! So much information in about an hour! You'd have to read dozens of books to get this much health info. Also does some cutting edge research that I first hear about on these shows. Simply amazing! You have to listen to these!

Mar 6th
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remy baccam

that 5 min challenge is profound Ben.. Make a grown man cry out here

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Betty McEachern

Wow this may be the mist powerful episode yet.

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Carlos Finn

thanks Ben!! great info on the covid protocols

Jan 24th
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remy baccam

Young kings.

Jan 14th
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Alan Czechowski

Clinic!

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Cliffy B.

BG was refreshingly respectful of his guest this time

Dec 15th
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Cliffy B.

I totally thought I was gonna hate this guy but he’s so custom how could you hate that ? Y0.

Dec 14th
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Carlos Finn

Love this episode!

Dec 8th
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Scott Williams

mod fc? is that spelled correctly?

Dec 5th
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Benjamin Karlsson

Can't imagine you having this guy in the show when is obviously a joke and a scam. https://www.facebook.com/dbhit/posts/the-x3-is-an-even-bigger-scam-than-i-previously-thoughtthe-guy-selling-it-john-j/2084798074917734/

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Steve M

this guy is unbearable

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Zahra Amrollahi

🔛thanks

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Abio Genesis

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Clint Gersh

Ben Greenfields podcast is pretty amazing. lots of great things have come out of each episode. I really enjoyed the latest Q&A episode with some more sauna talk. I have also been taking cold showers since the challenge...I am saving more water by taking less showers but whatever hahah.

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Brice Bowhay

38:00 preworkout amino formula

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Carlos Finn

Tons of value, eye opening. what about those earpods?! never trusted those things to be safe..

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