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

    Advanced Smart Drugs & Nootropics You've Never Heard Of, Rare Japanese Seaweed For Sleep Enhancement, The Most Powerful Form Of Vitamin B1 That Exists & Much More!

    Advanced Smart Drugs & Nootropics You've Never Heard Of, Rare Japanese Seaweed For Sleep Enhancement, The Most Powerful Form Of Vitamin B1 That Exists & Much More!

    Even though it's pretty rare I scroll through feeds on social media, I began following an interesting Instagram account. Titled "Ergogenic Health", it intrigued me with some very interesting content I hadn't seen before.

    I was able to connect with the guy who runs that Instagram channel, and many other well-informed, outside-the-box websites. His name is Lucas Aoun, and he graciously agreed to take a deep dive into biohacking with me on this podcast episode.

    bengreenfieldfitness.com/lucas

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    Q&A 423: Does Weed Make You Stupid & Does Cannabis Affect Testosterone?, What's The Best Pre-Workout Formula?, Should Teens Fast? & Much More.

    Q&A 423: Does Weed Make You Stupid & Does Cannabis Affect Testosterone?, What's The Best Pre-Workout Formula?, Should Teens Fast? & Much More.

    News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… This just in: weed doesn't appear to make you stupid...02:05 but may impair short term memory...05:15 Wow: cannabis users TWICE as likely to experience erectile dysfunction...07:00 But have higher testosterone levels...09:30 Regular THC users were defined as those who use THC at least one time per month, every month for at least 1 year. Four herbs in this testosterone study increased testosterone: fenugreek, forskohlii, ashwagandha and ginseng...11:00
    New study shows astaxanthin a good brain anti-aging agent...13:15
    It appears that it also protects cell membranes systemically, particularly relevant to cytokine storm...16:40
    Astaxanthin is also one of the few antioxidants/antinflammatories that can cross the blood-brain barrier for a neuroprotective effect: Read more...19:30

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    Listener Q&A: What To Do About Cold Hands & Feet...28:10 Jason asks: Hey, Ben.  I'm 46 years old and I've got cold hands. They get worse in the winter time, but they're cool in the summer. Probably I'm thinking Raynaud's, but I don't want to claim that. I'm open to any feedback you have on maybe how to make it better, fix - physiology, neurology supplements, testing, breath work, etc. I'm open to all of it. Any help is much appreciated.
    In my response, I recommend: Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (Mickey Trescott) Cookbook Diet Book Organifi Red Nitro glycerin cream BGF podcast on nitric oxide Prostaglandin Kion Omegas Wim Hof protocol
    What's The Best Pre-Workout Formula?...38:37 Preston asks:What's up Ben Preston here, long time listener, constant applier of everything you talk about on podcasts and in Boundless. But when it comes right down to it, I'm still wanting to take a scoop of pre-workout (powder) dump it in the mixer, shake it up and go wrap it out with the bros at the gym. So what's the deal with pre-workout powder and how much stimulant should I be intaking on a daily basis. I'm going to the gym every day, but I'm using pre-workout three, four times a week. Love to hear your thoughts.
    In my response, I recommend:  Podcast 420, in which the following solutions were described: Lucy gum (use code BEN10 to save $10 off the $60 subscription) Zen nasal spray and Zen EO spray by Dr. John Lieurance Lion's Mane L-Theanine Qualia Mind Caffeine-free (use code GREENFIELD2019 to save 15%) B.Powered by Beekeeper's Naturals (use code BEN to save 15%) The Crazy Future Of Medical Biohacking: Skull Resets, Suppositories, Nasal Sprays, Nebulizers, Sound Therapy & More With Dr. John Lieurance. My podcast with Milos Sarcev Milos Sarcev's Pre-Workout Formula (around 30-45 minutes before) 10-15g EAAs 5g Leucine 10g Glutamine 5-10g Creatine depending on the athlete 5g Citrulline 3g Arginine 2-3g Beta-Alanine 2-3g L-carnitine 2-3g electrolyte drink powder (e.g. Thorne Catalyte or a pinch of salt) Kion Creatine Kion Aminos HVMN or KetoneAid exogenous ketones Ben's current favorite for hard workouts: 2 sprays Zen/nostril, 10g Kion Aminos, 5g Kion Creatine, 1 serving HVMN or KetoneAid Vitargo or Glycofuse Thorne Catalytes
    Should Teens Fast?...46:20 Rama asks: Hey, Ben, my name is Rama. I am 16 years old and I am curious how much fasting and intermittent fasting would you recommend for a teenage

    • 56 min
    Healthy Eating & Fitness For Kids, How Unschooling Works, Top Book Recommendations, Common Kitchen Mistakes & Much More: Ben Greenfield Puts His Sons In The Hot-Seat (The Official River & Terran Greenfield Interview).

    Healthy Eating & Fitness For Kids, How Unschooling Works, Top Book Recommendations, Common Kitchen Mistakes & Much More: Ben Greenfield Puts His Sons In The Hot-Seat (The Official River & Terran Greenfield Interview).

    River and Terran Greenfield are my twin 12 year old sons. They are unschooled, they are hyper-creative, they can survive in the wilderness with a knife, backpack and wool blanket, they know more kitchen and cooking tricks than most adults (and have an amazing cooking podcast), and they are generally crushing life.
    So in this very special episode, I put my twin boys in the podcasting hot seat to discuss life, creativity, cooking and healthy eating for kids, fitness, and much more.
    During our discussion, you'll discover: -Best breakfast to crush the day.. 4:40 Fresh-baked sourdough bread w/ jam and butter Eggs and bacon Smoothies made w/ Organifi Florida Cells French restaurant in N. Idaho -How to tell River and Terran apart, especially on audio...6:50 -Books River and Terran like to read.. 8:15 Graphic novels (novel illustrated in comic book style) Wings of Fire Asterisk Graveyard by Neil Gaiman The Hero's Journey by The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler Graphic novels always contain a distinct style in the artwork The Lost Language of Plants (television destroyed dreaming) Almanac of Naval Ravikant -Unschooling and becoming self-directed learners.. 19:04 Essay by Naval Ravikant Ben mentions on the 5 core skills needed for life Reading Writing (long form) Logic and/or computer programming Arithmetic Rhetoric/persuasion The Almanac of Charlie Munger Mathnasium program River and Terran use for their schooling Unschooling allows learning how the world works alongside the subjects being learned (math, logic, etc.) Advantages of AI and robots outweigh the negatives (skills becoming obsolete) Rhetoric game Tell 'em what you're gonna tell 'em; then tell 'em; then tell 'em what you told 'em -A typical evening in the Greenfield home.. 35:00 Board/card games Quibbler Web of Spies Telestrations Boggle Scattergories Scrabble BGF podcast w/ James Altucher on game theory -An average day for River and Terran.. 37:35 Feed rabbits, play a game, play piano, workout, shoot bow More scheduled or structured play/learning til 3-5 pm Is life school, or is school life? BGF podcast on unschooling Journal on daily activities St. Andrews College in Moscow, ID Liberal arts studies is a good way to get a well-rounded education -Favorites things River and Terran do for their fitness.. 44:30 Make up own workouts; workouts w/ dad give more motivation Animal Movements by Darrell Edwards Irwin Lecour movement fitness Sandbags, kettlebells Exercise is more than workouts, gyms; movement throughout the day Breathwork: 4 in, 8 out promotes parasympathetic nervous system SOMA breathwork course BGF article on the SOMA course Far better for stress control than pill popping BGF podcast w/ Niraj Naik, the Renegade Pharmacist Fish oil supplement Restore for gut health Glutathione supplement Limit screen time -River and Terran's diet tips.. 50:45 Breakfast: natural eggs and meat Lunch: Sandwiches w/ mom's sourdough bread Wild Planet fish Pickles, lettuce, arugula in the sandwiches Walnuts, raisins for snacks Sesame seed rice crackers Sparkling water Halo stevia drink Mocktails at restaurants Izzy for parties Chai tea and Italian sodas Coconut ice cream for dessert -Is there a perfect diet all humans should follow?.. 54:40 Mediterranean diet seems more agreeable than other diets Eating w/ people, long family dinners Making your own food helps you appreciate it more Easy to overeat from packages vs. food prepared yourself -River and Terran's views on screen time and video games...57:00 They both have an iPod Touch and is for business purposes (podcast) Computer used mostly for school -About the Go Greenfields cooking podcast.. 59:15 Started 4+ years ago Began learning to cook at age of 3 (made mom eggs for Mothers Day) The Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferris Eggs are a great starting point for learning to cook Favorite recipes: Paleo doughnu

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ancient Healing Secrets, Tinctures, Salves, Hydrosols & Teas, Permaculture Tips & Much More From A Little-Known Superfood Farm In Hawaii.

    Ancient Healing Secrets, Tinctures, Salves, Hydrosols & Teas, Permaculture Tips & Much More From A Little-Known Superfood Farm In Hawaii.

    I first met Doug Wolkon when I was visiting Kauai and was convinced by big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton to go visit a favorite local farm of his called Kauai Farmacy. I was immediately blown away by the vast array of over 80 varieties of organic healing plants and food orchards...
    ...along with a team of incredibly knowledgeable herbalists and gardeners; a closed-loop vermiculture feeding system (worm compost farm), honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators; wildfowl; environmentally-compatible farming (water-catchments, permaculture guilds, and more); and medicine-making systems (solar-dehydrators, low-temperature herb-curing, herbal teas, tinctures, hydrosols, salves, honey, capsules, and more).
    Everything is done by hand at the Farmacy, including brewing homemade fertilizers from the plants they grow. They seed, propagate, plant, hand-harvest, artisanally-craft, and package all the herbal products they grow right on the farm. The fresh and pure nature of the herbs ensures high quality, potent, consistent, and effective plant medicine straight from the source.
    Since that visit two years ago, if you've been following me on Instagram and elsewhere, you've seen me using ample amounts of Kauai Farmacy powders and tinctures in my recipes, along with products such as their salves and hydrosols for joint and skin health. Rooted in the wisdom of Hawaiian La’au lapa’au, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and the tribal indigenous, the potent herbal plant medicines harvested from the rich, volcanic soil of Kauai just seem to have a very unique and special energy.
    After graduating from the University of Michigan, Doug pursued a ten-year career in private equity finance in Connecticut. Before moving his family to Hawaii in 2007, Doug published The New Game, an economic theory and strategy for sustainable communities.
    Doug co-founded Kauai Farmacy in 2010 with his wife Genna, and they currently live there with their three kids. The Farmacy is a seed-to-cup tropical herbal oasis spanning four acres and consisting of what may be the most diverse collection of plant medicine in the western hemisphere.
    After spending the last 10 years experiencing the power of fresh plant medicine for both himself and his family on a daily basis, Doug thrives on a high-fat, ketogenic, 100% raw-food diet. Doug believes Kauai Farmacy's vertically-integrated herbal medicine model is a budding example of what needs to be the future of a more sustainable, preventative-care-focused healthcare industry.
    You can click here to shop Kauai Farmacy, and use code GREENFIELD15 to save 15% on any products on their site, including those you'll discover below.
    During this discussion, you'll discover: -Why cacao is the ultimate superfood...8:45 Cacao Olena Olena is Hawaiian for turmeric Helps with inflammation, metabolism Freshness is key Ingredients are yin and yang with the root family Cacao is more of a fruit than the other ingredients (ginger and Olena) Dark chocolate is a good source of magnesium Cacao pods before they become chocolate are an intense experience Elevates serotonin levels High iron levels Trail mix is coming soon (not on the website yet) -An herbal chew containing moringa...15:45 Buzz Chew produced by Kauai Farmacy Dr. Thomas Cowan's Vegetable Powders Less, but more potent, is the trend in food Integrate these items into the lifestyle Curry Blend by Kauai Farmacy -The fascinating story of Doug's Kauai Farmacy...20:30 High school athlete; went into world of finance Left that world at age 31, overweight, unhealthy lifestyle Became disenchanted with western medicine and lifestyle after traveling the world Saw a need for real education on health and wellness in Western culture Settled in Kauai, began a "healing journey" Began planting and harvesting noni leaves Island of Kauai is unmatched in its beauty and potential for plant medicines Buil

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Carnivore Diet, Raw Beans, Lectin Myths, Pre-Sleep Gelatin, Apple Peels & More - Q&A Episode With Joel Greene!

    Carnivore Diet, Raw Beans, Lectin Myths, Pre-Sleep Gelatin, Apple Peels & More - Q&A Episode With Joel Greene!

    It's time for Part 3 of my monster podcast series with author Joel Greene, in which Joel hops on for an epic solosode to answer all your burning questions, including:
    How does "The Carnivore Code" affect Crohn's disease? Should you cook beans, or eat them raw? How much gelatin should you eat before bed or in the afternoon? If apple peel is the first way forward, my question is how much apple peel should we aim for? And what's the best color apple? How should we take human milk oligosaccharides (HMO)? Any thoughts on taking pectin powder (like the kind used to make jellies) in order to feed Akkermansia? Can you take apple peels and predigest them like sauerkraut? Is there a clean baby formula or another supplement you can recommend? What are the dangers of MCT oil supplementation?  What’s your opinion of Nuchido Time+ NAD supplements? Do I do the 2 weeks of apple skins, HMO, and phenol powder before I attempt any of the other modules? Do I do the Daisy Cutter protocol right away or wait until later? At what point do I add the other modules in? What is Joel’s one-day B vitamin protocol? What is your source of HMO? Which brand and product? If you missed part 1, in which we discuss rebooting your gut and sparking fat loss using some very unique biohacks and strategies, you can listen to it at "How To Reboot The Gut, Eat Cheesecake Without Gaining Weight, Amplify Any Fasting Protocol & Maximize Fat Loss."
    You can hear part 2 at "Joel Greene Podcast Part 2: How To Reshape Fat Cells, Enhance Repair During Sleep, Target Your "Circaseptan Rhythms," Build Young Muscle & Get Rid Of Old Muscle."
    You can also, check out Joel's guest post on my blog entitled "Your Body Fat Is Your Immune System’s Mothership: The Mysterious Relationship Between Fat Cells & Immunity."
    So, who is Joel Greene, exactly?
    To put it simply, he's a man who had his 10,000 hours in before I was even born.
    In the 1970s, he was interval training. In 1979, he was doing Olympic lifts for three hours every night. In the 80s, he began studying MCTs. In 1990, he began studying the keto diet. In the early 90s, he was doing what would be called intermittent fasting today. In the mid 90s, he experienced the rebound from chronic starvation.  In the late 90s, he went through his clean eating phase, his macro phase, and his ancestral diet phase. By 2001, he had his first nutrition website publishing cutting edge research. By 2006, he came to the end of all the above and discovered none of it worked over time and under real-life pressure. In 2007, he authored the first article for the health and fitness community based on the new science linking gut bacteria and obesity. In 2008, his website lookcut.com hit #2 on Google for weight loss—with over 1,000 original groundbreaking articles that today represent many of the most widely copied ideas in nutrition. In 2009, he launched the world's first diet system based on targeting gut bacteria. In 2010, he was implementing signal activation of the AMPK pathway. The gurus only began speaking to AMPK in 2017. By 2013, he had the world's largest body of anecdotal outcomes for body composition targeting the gut bacteria. In 2013, he published the first article to the health and fitness community on the dangers of MCT oil supplementation. Today—at 53, on 1 workout a week, eating whatever, whenever, with no drugs, SARMS, prohormones, or ergogenic aids ever—he is the world leader in hacking the body. He is the real deal. He has done it longer and has always been far ahead. He looks it, he lives it. What the gurus say is impossible, he was living every day before they were gurus.
    He has hacked peak human…
    Working out once per week…
    Eating whatever, whenever…
    …and does it all on fast food!
    He is the future of real-world health and nutrition, today.
    Joel is the creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the world

    • 51 min
    Q&A 422: Colostrum & Melatonin For COVID, 14 Ways To Find Balance In Your Life, Is Nut Oil & Fish Oil Oxidized, Rancid Or Bad For You? Is Sunlight Beneficial In The Winter? & Much More.

    Q&A 422: Colostrum & Melatonin For COVID, 14 Ways To Find Balance In Your Life, Is Nut Oil & Fish Oil Oxidized, Rancid Or Bad For You? Is Sunlight Beneficial In The Winter? & Much More.

    News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… This study found that a combination of colostrum and probiotics is more effective in preventing flu than vaccination! [06:25]
    And this study found colostrum alone at least 3 times more effective than vaccination to prevent flu and is very cost-effective [08:54]
    Interesting approach to a COVID vaccine...seems relatively natural - passive immunity by immunoglobulin transfer [10:45]
    Another model/mechanism of action for colostrum/COVID here [12:30]
    Interesting...The most effective anti-COVID medicine in one recent analysis was…melatonin [15:20]


    Special Announcements... Check out where Ben is traveling and speaking on the BGF calendar
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    Listener Q&A: Is Nut Oil & Fish Oil Oxidized, Rancid Or Bad For You?...25:22 Grace from Australia asks: I've been hearing a lot about the dangers of polyunsaturated fats lately, particularly in regards to how they oxidize easily, which could create cellular damage. Does this mean I should avoid regular consumption of nuts and fatty fish? I know that in nuts, the antioxidant properties of vitamin E could offset this oxidative damage, but vitamin E is also susceptible to light and heat.
    In my response, I recommend: Cate Shanahan's books: Deep Nutrition The Fat Fix Kion Omega Ben's article: A Deep “Dive” Into The Fascinating World Of Fish Oil, The Right Fat Ratios In Your Diet, Plant Vs. Animal Based Oils & The Exact Fish Oil Ben Greenfield Uses Every Day. (Re: when Ben mentions peroxidation vs. oxidation) Profiling of Omega-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Their Oxidized Products in Salmon after Different Cooking Methods Joule Sous Vide wand Study: Identification of Vitamin D3 Oxidation Products Using High-Resolution and Tandem Mass Spectrometry Study: Oxidative Destruction of Vitamin D Thorne Vitamin D/K liquid Q&A 420 Q&A 421 BGF podcast on Omegas w/ Bill and Katherine Harris Refrigerate your olive oil to separate linoleic acid Cronometer
    Can You Get Benefits From Sunlight In The Winter?...41:00 Taylor asks: I wanted to start by saying your podcast is absolutely incredible and it has changed the way that I view health and longevity. My question for you today is regarding sunlight. I live in the Midwest and typically in late October is when the UVB starts to decline. However, I was wondering if there is still benefit to getting out in the light, even without a shirt on. I know that sounds crazy in the winter months, but please let me know what your thoughts are on this, and thank you so much.
    In my response, I recommend:  D-Minder app Sperti Vitamin D Lamp Stu

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