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The New Drinkable Euphoria Compound That Will Completely Transform The Energy Drink Industry: Feel Free With JW Ross
If you've been paying attention to my social feed recently, you've no doubt seen me throwing back - nearly every day - a small blue bottle of absolutely euphoric, energizing goodness that is one of my favorite new discoveries of late for energy, workouts, sex, a better mood and much, much more.
Inside the bottle is a tonic of ancient plants from the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, where the ingredients within the bottle been used socially and in wellness for centuries. The formula in the bottle is called "Feel Free" and was invented by today's podcast guest JW Ross as a unique and potent blend of the earthy and spicy tones of the ancient tropical plants kava and kratom, along with refreshing pineapple juice, coconut and premium sweet stevia leaves.
JW is a lifelong innovator and investor in the international business and financial world. He has been married for over 20 years, and he has two grown children who are also active in business and finance. He currently lives and works in Santa Monica, California where he is an avid yoga practitioner.
During our discussion, you'll discover: -How J.W. got involved in the nutrition industry... -The ingredient JW discovered living in Asia that is the key to the Feel Free product... -How to mitigate some of the harmful effects of kratom... -The effects of finding the magic formula between kava and kratom... -The best strains of kava and kratum in the energy drink... -Best time of day to take the product, and if it affects sleep... -How to deal with nausea when taking kratom... -Why kratom is still illegal in a number of U.S. states... -And much more! Episode sponsors: -Kion Aminos
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The Body & Brain Optimization Strategies Of A Professional Poker: Brain Biohacking, Ketosis, Sleep, Jet Lag, Travel Fitness Tips & More With Jason Koon.
My friend and today's podcast guest Jason Koon is a professional poker player. As of August 2021, he is the 10th highest earner in history, with nearly $32,000,000 in winnings.
Originally from West Virginia, Jason was raised outdoors, spending much of his childhood fishing, hunting, and playing sports. Jason attended West Virginia Wesleyan College on a track scholarship where he competed as a sprinter. He would go on to graduate with a finance undergraduate degree, as well as an M.B.A.
Jason found poker in college after suffering a severe hip injury. Within months he was winning money playing on the internet. By the time Jason finished university, he was winning at high-stakes poker games on the internet. After taking a finance job in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jason almost immediately quit and decided to give playing poker for a living a chance.
Jason is married to his wife Bianca and has a newborn son, Calum. They reside in Las Vegas, NV.
Detailed show notes containing links to resources, podcasts and articles mentioned in today's show can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/koon
In this episode, you'll hear:
-The mental and physical grind of becoming and remaining an elite poker player...
-How to excel at poker without getting into the trap of gambling...
-Nootropics and smart drugs that assist with focus...
-Meditation and keeping the mental game optimized...
**Specific nootropics for optimal brain function with special guest Lucas Aoun...
-And much more!
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Q&A 437: Are Eggs & Salt Good Or Bad For You, Antibiotics Confusion, Gluten-Free Diets, Appetite Control, The Latest On Testosterone & Much More!
Ben Greenfield shares what's new and improved in the world of health, fitness, nutrition, education and much more...
Including, but not limited to...
-Are eggs good or bad for you? ...
-That old advice about "taking your full course of antibiotics" is OLD, inaccurate advice, folks...
-Is cutting out salt healthy? It kind of depends on the salt you use...
-What is the most fattening food? ...
-EKetones to the rescue for cognition and blood flow to the brain!...
-What's the minimum amount of strength training you can do to stay hella strong?...
-Man we live in a crazy world. I would have paid thousands of dollars for this a decade ago...
-And much more!
Excessively detailed show notes covering everything discussed in today's episode can be found at: bengreenfieldfitness.com/437
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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.
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...
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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.
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.
The Natural Drug And Alcohol Alternative That May Transform The Future Of Mental Health: Everything You Need To Know About Kava With Cameron George
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:
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