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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.

    Water Fasting, Trauma Release For Fat Loss, Homeschooling, Hidden Nasty Ingredients In Your Personal Care Products & Much More With Katie Wells TheWellnessMama!

    Water Fasting, Trauma Release For Fat Loss, Homeschooling, Hidden Nasty Ingredients In Your Personal Care Products & Much More With Katie Wells TheWellnessMama!

    Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder and CEO of and is my guest on today's show. A mom of six with a background in journalism, she took health into her own hands and started researching to find answers to her health struggles. Her research turned into a blog and podcast, and she’s now written over 1,500 blog posts, three books, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and wellness. When she’s not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, or recording podcasts, you can find her somewhere outside in the sun with her husband (who she met walking across the country) and kids or undertaking some DIY remodeling project. Obligatory additional unrelated randomness: doula, speed-reader, hates bananas, loves baseball, scuba-diver, INTJ, highly experienced in answering the question, “why.” Her new company is her debut line of high-quality, all-natural, and clean personal care products. It is based on the DIY creations she has been making in her kitchen for years and is set to launch January 2020. Cruelty-free, GMO-free, and paraben-free are important personal care product qualities for Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, award-winning blogger, author, podcaster, and real-food crusader. The first products in the product line include: -Whitening Toothpaste -Cleansing Shampoo for All Hair Types -Smoothing Shampoo for All Hair Types -Nourishing Conditioner for Wavy, Curly Hair -Enriching Conditioner for Wavy, Curly Hair Katie spent more than ten years researching the personal care market and perfecting her own recipes using safe and natural ingredients. Unable to find commercially-available products that lived up to their clean and green labels, she developed a mission to bring simpler, safer personal care to the homes of families across the country with Wellnesse. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Katie was doing a water fast at the time of recording the podcast...5:41 Begin w/ time-restricted eating; progress to 24-hour water fast, eventually a 10-day water fast Every major religion includes fasting as part of their lifestyle Katie does it for the mental benefits, more so than the physical Benefits of water fasting: Give the gut time to replenish Increase autophagy in the body Lowering age-related inflammation Immune benefits -How Katie has lost over 50 pounds in the last 12 months...10:10 Tried doing it "by the book" to no avail; saw real change when she dealt w/ the emotional elements of weight gain Suffered a sexual trauma as a teenager, and did not properly address it emotionally at the time Hormonal distress; sympathetic nervous system always on alert Therapy that involved being picked up, learning to trust others, adrenaline shake, etc. Similar to Trauma Release Exercise (TRE) therapy Book: by Alexander Loyd -Biohacks or technology that are efficacious for weight loss...19:10 Sauna Saunas -How Katie balances multiple businesses while raising 6 children...24:09 began with the simple desire to provide a better life for her newborn children Background in journalism sparked a desire for research in topics that weren't well-known at the time Became excessively stressed after the 3rd child Business was easy; implement and execute systems Family did not have as much continuity Began running the family like a business (systems, schedules, etc.) No nannies, personal assistant for business, a tutor for homeschool Children are involved in the business (working to their strengths) Children need to have a profitable business before they can own a car or a cellphone -The process of testing and researching info that's published on Wellness Mama...32:03 Structured work 3-4 hours per day Kitchen is a test lab for new products Concern over lack of oversight and accountability in personal care products FDA has little authority to pull products from shelves Major brand facing 15k lawsu

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A New Treatment For Blasting Tissues With Oxygen, Growing New Blood Vessels, Recovering Faster, Killing Bacteria, Building Stem Cells & Much More!

    A New Treatment For Blasting Tissues With Oxygen, Growing New Blood Vessels, Recovering Faster, Killing Bacteria, Building Stem Cells & Much More!

    I've recently become a huge fan of something called "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy" treatment. After getting an HBOT USA softshell unit for my home (the Vitaeris 320 model), I've been in it every day for 40-60 minutes for reading or napping, and it's become a complete game changer in my personal recovery and health protocol.

    My guest on the podcast, Dr. Jason Sonners, and I discuss all things HBOT and much more!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    What Olive Oil Should Taste Like, The Scary Truth About Olive Oil, Can You Cook With Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Much More!

    What Olive Oil Should Taste Like, The Scary Truth About Olive Oil, Can You Cook With Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Much More!

    I drink oodles of extra virgin olive oil.   Every day.   My kids and wife do too. It's a crucial staple in our diet...yet there's plenty of confusion around olive oil...   Can you cook with olive oil? How should you store olive oil? What should you look for in a good olive oil? How do you differentiate between all the different certificates and grades of olive oil?   And much more!   So in today's podcast, I interview T. J. Robinson, aka "The Olive Oil Hunter ®" who is one of the world's most respected authorities on all matters olive oil.   Known for his “platinum palate,” he is one of the few Americans invited to serve as a judge in prestigious Italian olive oil tasting competitions.   These days he is dedicated to importing rare fresh-pressed olive oil via , the most flavorful and healthiest extra virgin olive oil on the planet, until now virtually impossible to obtain year-round in the U.S. All his oils are independently lab tested and certified for 100% purity. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What makes olive oil so efficacious to our health...5:13 Olive oil leads to a distinct drop in blood pressure w/ no change in cholesterol; increased triglyceride, decreased HDL count (atherogenic index) Bigger predictor of C/V disease is the HDL to triglyceride ratio (more so than total LDL cholesterol) Research on mental health and depression Stabilization of blood glucose w/ small amounts of olive oil throughout the day Rheumatoid arthritis Mediterranean diet associated w/ improvements in longevity (not the modern bastardized version) Fasting Sprouting, fermenting, etc. The primary fatty acid in olive oil is oleic acid (C18:1) It's a double bond (less oxidation); safe for cooking at high temperatures Two fatty acids for the brain: Oleic acid, and fish oil (sardines, mackerel, salmon, herring) Other bioactive compounds: Bi0phenyls (found in the olive fruit that scavenges free radical species) (author of Eat to Beat Disease) Oleocanthol has the same anti-inflammatory pathways as ibuprofen (sans the gastric side effects) Phytosterols Squalines (extra virgin olive oil has high amounts) to protect the skin Alphatocopherols (Vitamin E) Hydroxy turpenic acids (lowers inflammation, risk of cancer, decreases blood pressure) -How T.J. Robinson became acquainted w/ the olive oil mafia...20:18 Grew up in Asheville, NC Scored a gig w/ the Food Network; was sent on assignment to Sicily, Italy, where he became acquainted w/ olive oil Harvest of the olive fruit is celebrated widely in Italy and Greece New Yorker article:  by Tom Mueller, author of the aforementioned New Yorker article Rampant fraud: It is easy to package cheaper, lesser quality oils as olive oil and sell at olive oil prices Olive oil sold in bulk is far more susceptible to adulteration than an artisan oil Polyphenols and antioxidants deplete by up to 50% during the first 6 months after distribution -What you need to know about the dates on the package, and how to store your olive oil...33:52 Three killers of olive oil: light, time, temperature Look for the "harvest date" rather than the expiration date Look for dark plastic or glass bottles Don't store olive oil above the stove or in the fridge Store in a pantry at room temperature, away from light Polyphenols and antioxidants prevent the olive oil from oxidizing Restaurant olive oils are often adulterated w/ GMO's, soy, etc. Spirulina and glycine protect the gut from oxidized oils Ben discusses this in his book,  Olive oil has similar fat makeup as human breast milk Olive oil is used as a delivery mechanism for food to babies -How olive oil is actually produced...44:07 Olives are picked from the tree, contain 10% oil when they're green Deleafed and washed at the mill Crusher (like a food processor) turns it into a paste Goes into the millaxer (paste begins to break into parts: soli

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Hormone Testing 101, Spot-Reducing Fat Loss Cream, The Benjamin Button Longevity Cocktail & Much More With Adam Lamb of RenewLifeRX.

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Hormone Testing 101, Spot-Reducing Fat Loss Cream, The Benjamin Button Longevity Cocktail & Much More With Adam Lamb of RenewLifeRX.

    Adam Lamb is the founder and manager of RenewLifeRX a hormone optimization clinic. Adam has spent the last 10-years helping to explore and facilitate the process of hormone optimization through strategies such as stem cells, peptides, hormone replacement therapy and much more.

    Complete show notes can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/adamlamb

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Q&A 407: Top Air Pollution Tips, How To Get Started With Biohacking, Can Infrared & Red Light Be Bad For You & Much More!

    Q&A 407: Top Air Pollution Tips, How To Get Started With Biohacking, Can Infrared & Red Light Be Bad For You & Much More!

    Ben dishes on some hot topics in the world of health and fitness, and answer questions from listeners of the show, including questions on:

    Why we need to exercise our brain - 4:30
    Issues w/ the new "impossible burgers" - 8:47
    Dealing w/ air pollution while living in a big city - 29:50
    Getting started w/ biohacking - 43:00
    How to overcome migraines induced by photobiomodulation - 1:01:05

    And much more.

    Complete show notes can be found at bengreenfieldfitness.com/407

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Whole New Way To Deal With Stress, Trauma & PTSD In Just Seconds: The First Clinically Validated Wearable That Helps You De-Stress, Focus, Sleep, Stay Energized & Remain Calm.

    A Whole New Way To Deal With Stress, Trauma & PTSD In Just Seconds: The First Clinically Validated Wearable That Helps You De-Stress, Focus, Sleep, Stay Energized & Remain Calm.

    Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD is a guy who designed a fascinating wearable that he showed me a few weeks ago when he came to my house in Spokane, WA. A board-certified psychiatrist, translational neuroscientist, and inventor specializing in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, Dr. Rabin has spent the last 14 years researching treatments to combat the negative effects of chronic stress on physical and mental health. He received his MD in medicine and his PhD in neuroscience from Albany Medical College and trained in psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Rabin helped to organize the in collaboration with colleagues at Yale, the University of Southern California, Mt. Sinai, Modern Spirit, and MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) to determine the mechanisms of the dramatic therapeutic benefits observed following psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in treatment-resistant mental illness. The study has begun and is collecting DNA samples from patients with treatment-resistant PTSD who are participating in the MAPS-sponsored Phase 3 FDA trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to evaluate the gene expression changes that result from the therapy. He is also the founder and executive director of the Board of Medicine, a nonprofit organization of physicians and scientists spearheading the development of the world’s first evidence-based peer-reviewed clinical guidelines for the safe use of complementary and alternative medicines including medical cannabis. Dr. Rabin works with patients with treatment-resistant conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance use disorders. In his work, he found that when patients were in a calm, safe environment their physiological markers of stress improved, their mood got better, and they were better able to focus and manage their symptoms. He also found that mindfulness techniques and deep breathing worked quite well to reduce stress in patients, but that his patients had a difficult time practicing these techniques on their own in their day-to-day lives. In 2014, Dr. Rabin began his research on what would become the device I'm referring to, "Apollo" in a neuroscience lab at the University of Pittsburgh. After exploring academic research on mindfulness, biofeedback, deep breathing, and a host of sensory techniques including music therapy, Dr. Rabin found that touch is an often overlooked, but an incredibly vital pathway for quickly establishing relaxation in the mind and in the body. He quickly got to work developing , a breakthrough wearable technology that uses the neuroscience of touch and vibration to combat the negative effects of stress during his research at the University of Pittsburgh. sends gentle waves of vibration to your body that are clinically shown to bring your heart, lungs, and mind into balance, resulting in improved heart rate variability (HRV). By signaling safety to the body through your sense of touch, Apollo offers you control over your stress, so you can tackle whatever comes next. After clinical trials of the Apollo technology demonstrating its reliable effects on mood, sleep, and focus, Dr. Rabin co-founded  to make the discovery available to the public. Chronic stress tells your body that you’re under threat. These consistent disturbances put your body into fight-or-flight, making it difficult to stay calm, focus your attention, and get good sleep. ’s vibrations work by signaling safety to the brain, thereby soothing the stress response and rapidly restoring balance to the body. has created the first wearable system that upgrades your body instead of just tracking it. Clinical studies show that Apollo increases physical endurance, , , and helps users reach relaxation before bed rapidly

    • 1 hr 24 min

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