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Free fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging and cutting-edge health advice from BenGreenfieldLife.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.

    What's REALLY Inside Lucy Gum and Feel Free Energy Drink, "Hidden" Ingredients in Nicotine Vapes And Candy, & More With Mass Spec Expert Ben Katz

    What's REALLY Inside Lucy Gum and Feel Free Energy Drink, "Hidden" Ingredients in Nicotine Vapes And Candy, & More With Mass Spec Expert Ben Katz

    Caffeine in your chocolate... synthetic cooling agents masking burning sensations in your gum, mints, and vapes... bioactive compounds you never expected in your cosmetics and beyond.

    What if the ingredients on the label don't tell the full story?

    In today's show, you'll meet Ben Katz, a scientist who exposes what's really in your popular supplements, foods, drinks, and other products using advanced analytical techniques on his popular MassSpecEverything social media channels. Throughout this fascinating discussion, you'll discover how Ben pulls back the curtain on consumer products using mass spectrometry and chromatography to identify and quantify chemical compounds. Additionally, you'll uncover the surprising truth about the levels of caffeine in chocolate and other candies marketed toward kids. Ben also reveals what he found after analyzing samples of two products that I frequently get asked about: “Feel Free," a bottled blend of kratom and kava (video here) and Lucy nicotine gum (video here).

    Ben specializes in the field of mass spectrometry, a technique used to identify and analyze chemical compounds. Mass spectrometry is an analytical tool useful for measuring the mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) of one or more molecules present in a sample. These measurements can be used to calculate the exact molecular weight of the sample components as well — so technically, using a tool like Ben does, you can find out a lot about the supplements, drinks, gums, and other compounds you consume on a regular basis.

    Brace yourself as Ben explains the presence of concerning compounds like diphenylamine, a synthetic growth regulator sprayed on fruits and vegetables. He advocates for more transparency around these post-harvest treatments, even in organic produce. You'll also get Ben's take on cleaner sources of nicotine, flavors with potentially toxic effects, and cutting-edge technologies that could one day allow you to have a mass spectrometry device in your home.

    Whether you're a label scrutinizer or just curious about what's really in popular products, this eye-opening episode will leave you looking at the world of consumer goods in a whole new light!

    For full show notes: bengreenfieldlife.com/spec

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    REVOLUTIONARY Hormone Hacks: How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy BENEFITS Everyone - With Karen Martel

    REVOLUTIONARY Hormone Hacks: How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy BENEFITS Everyone - With Karen Martel

    Imagine feeling healthy and well most of your life, until one day you begin to experience symptoms like weight gain, brain fog, fatigue, mood swings, and sleep disturbances that just don't go away...

    Welcome to the rollercoaster ride of perimenopause and menopause.

    Today's guest, Karen Martel, a leading expert in navigating the unique challenges and transitions of perimenopause and menopause, has made it her mission to guide women through the maze of symptoms and solutions associated with these phases of life. In our conversation, you'll learn the pros and cons of different forms of hormone therapy, from traditional HRT to bioidenticals like estradiol and natural progesterone. Karen will also pull back the curtain on testing methods and interpretations, critical factors like delivery methods and timing, and lifestyle biohacks for smoothing the menopausal journey.

    As CEO of Hormone Solutions (use code BEN to save 40%), Karen, a certified hormone specialist and transformational nutrition coach, specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and holistic approaches to restore hormone balance. She is also the esteemed host of the highly acclaimed women’s health podcast, The Hormone Solution with Karen Martel, where she delves deeply into the intricacies of female fat loss, hormone optimization, and the complex interplay between hormones and overall health. Karen’s mission is to empower women with the knowledge they require to seize control of their well-being and thrive throughout every stage of life.

    Whether you're years away from "the change" or already knee-deep in hot flashes and insomnia, this episode is essential for optimizing your hormones to age gracefully and experience boundless vitality.

    Full show notes: https://bengreenfieldlife.com/martel

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    What's REALLY Happening In Ben Greenfield's Gut? How To Unmask Your "Microbiome Mysteries" With 1 Cutting-Edge Gut Test

    What's REALLY Happening In Ben Greenfield's Gut? How To Unmask Your "Microbiome Mysteries" With 1 Cutting-Edge Gut Test

    My guest on today's show, Dr. Chidozie Ojobor, has devoted his entire career to unraveling the complexities of biological systems, particularly the gut microbiome.

    In this episode, you'll dive deep into the Vitract gut microbiome test with Dr. Chidozie and I. He'll dissect my personal Vitract results, giving you a firsthand look at what this test can reveal. You'll also explore how 16s sequencing technology identifies the diverse bacteria living in your gut, what the test can tell you about your gut diversity, the balance between beneficial and harmful bacteria, the production of microbial metabolites, and signs of gut dysbiosis. Plus, you'll discover how these results can be used to create personalized recommendations for your diet, probiotics, and lifestyle changes.

    Dr. Ojobor is a scientist with over 15 years of research experience in bacterial genetics. He has a bachelor's degree in microbiology and obtained his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Toronto. Dr. Ojobor has spent a decade developing novel antimicrobial entities that target disease-causing bacteria in complex biological ecosystems such as the gut. In 2019, he won the Global Citizen Award for combating drug-resistant bacteria implicated in exacerbating cystic fibrosis. Dr. Ojobor’s previous research experience includes phage therapy, CRISPR technology, and gastroenteritis of viral origin in children.

    Today, he and his team at Vitract are transforming that research expertise into developing comprehensive and accessible gut microbiome testing for clinicians who are keen on improving the gut health of their clients. Vitract (use code BEN10 to save 10%) combines molecular microbiology, complex math, and AI to transform the gut health of Canadians and Americans.

    Their flagship 16s gut microbiome sequencing test, which I did and which Dr. Ojobor and I discuss on this show, has garnered widespread adoption and is now actively employed in numerous clinics.

    Vitract's test stands out on two crucial fronts: accessibility and actionability. With an affordable price point, customers can now seamlessly incorporate gut testing into their health regimen, facilitating retesting to gauge progress over time. The test results and detailed reports that you receive with Vitract not only illuminate the composition of the gut microbiome but, more importantly, provide actionable insights on how to modify bacteria for optimal health. Dr. Ojobor and his team's commitment to making advanced gut health insights accessible and actionable marks a significant leap forward in personalized healthcare.

    Full show notes: https://bengreenfieldlife.com/vitractpodcast

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    • 58 min
    1 Powerful, Predictive Drop Of Blood: The Future Of Diagnostic Testing, Epigenetics, DNA Methylation & Machine Learning, With Dr. Matthew Dawson.

    1 Powerful, Predictive Drop Of Blood: The Future Of Diagnostic Testing, Epigenetics, DNA Methylation & Machine Learning, With Dr. Matthew Dawson.

    In today's episode, you'll dive deep into the world of cutting-edge diagnostics and personalized health management with Dr. Matthew Dawson, a seven-time guest. You might know Dr. Dawson for his groundbreaking work at Wild Health (use code BEN20 to save 20%), where he's revolutionizing patient care with advanced DNA methylation testing and AI-driven health recommendations. Use code BENVIP for 10% off the TruDiagnostics TruAge Pace Test.

    During this show, Dr. Dawson and I explore the intriguing evolution of methylation tests, demystify various biological age tests, and provide insights into how lifestyle choices significantly impact gene expression. Additionally, you'll discover the potential of AI in providing personalized health advice, the importance of human connection, proactive cancer detection strategies, and much more.

    Dr. Dawson attended medical school at the University of Kentucky before completing his residency in emergency medicine at The University of Utah, where he served as both chief resident and fellow. He has practiced medicine and was an associate professor at the University of Kentucky for seven years, with an acute interest in functional medicine and, later, genomics.

    Dr. Dawson crystallized this approach to providing patients with true health care, rather than sick care, by building Wild Health — a Precision Medicine service providing personalized, genetics-based care to help patients achieve optimal well-being. Dr. Dawson has trained thousands of physicians in Precision Medicine through online education and has lectured in over twenty countries around the world. He also co-hosts the Wild Health Podcast, a tool for teaching thousands about personalized, genetics-based Precision Medicine. His passion for helping patients maximize their health span and perform at their absolute best considers all aspects of health: mental, physical, and spiritual.

    For full show notes: https://bengreenfieldlife.com/drdawson

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    • 55 min
    A PILL That Mimics Exercise? Ozempic Alternatives & How I Gained 11 lbs of MUSCLE: Solosode 474

    A PILL That Mimics Exercise? Ozempic Alternatives & How I Gained 11 lbs of MUSCLE: Solosode 474

    Are you curious about the shortcuts some celebrities and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are taking to shed pounds or bulk up?

    In this episode, you'll discover safe alternatives to popular but potentially dangerous weight loss drugs like Ozempic® and other GLP-1 agonists. You'll also learn about cutting-edge exercise and calorie restriction mimetics that can enhance physical performance. I'll reveal how to calculate your maximum natural muscle potential and expose the truth about undeclared drugs in some supplements.

    You'll also dive into the world of "exercise mimetics" — compounds that can mimic the effects of a workout or even simulate exercise while you're sedentary. I'll provide details on SLU-PP-332 and its potential for boosting endurance and building muscle without spending hours in the gym every day.

    Additionally, I'll introduce you to "calorie restriction mimetics" like the novel supplement Mimio. I've started experimenting with this formula and have gained 11 pounds of muscle in just 10 weeks — a relatively unheard-of achievement unless assisted by science.

    I'll also show you how to calculate your maximum natural muscular potential using the Fat-Free Mass Index. Plus, you'll get my top recommendations for the most trusted third-party testers to ensure your supplements are free of contaminants.

    So get ready, because by the end of this episode, you'll be armed with a full arsenal of science-backed tactics to enhance your physical and mental performance — without resorting to any sketchy, potentially dangerous shortcuts.

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    • 49 min
    DEFY the Odds: SURPRISING Cancer Treatment BREAKTHROUGHS that Leverage Exercise & Oxygen Therapy with Dr. Thomas Incledon!

    DEFY the Odds: SURPRISING Cancer Treatment BREAKTHROUGHS that Leverage Exercise & Oxygen Therapy with Dr. Thomas Incledon!

    At Causenta Wellness, exercise and oxygen therapy aren't just Dr. Thomas Incledon's passion...

    ...they're a clinical weapon, meticulously wielded to starve cancer cells through hypoxic training, blood flow restriction, and other ingenious strategies.

    In this episode, you'll get an immersive tour inside one of America's most elite wellness sanctuaries, Causenta Wellness, where Dr. Tom is rewriting the rules of cancer treatment. From witnessing groundbreaking fitness and performance treatments to observing me receive firsthand demos of Dr. Tom's pioneering therapies, you'll gain exclusive access to the frontiers of integrative medicine. Prepare to discover how gene testing, oxygen therapies, and the mind-bending science of red light can unleash your body's innate healing capabilities.

    This is your VIP pass into the future of health and wellness, where elite athletes and terminal cancer patients alike unlock new levels of human potential. Get ready to experience the future of health optimization and disease treatment through the lens of a true medical maverick.

    For the full show notes, visit: https://bengreenfieldlife.com/causenta

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    • 52 min

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I have been an avid listener of the Ben Greenfield Show, and I can confidently say it is one of the most informative, educational, inspirational, and extraordinary podcasts available today. Each episode is packed with cutting-edge information on health, fitness, nutrition, and biohacking that is both practical and easy to understand. Ben’s ability to break down complex topics into digestible insights makes learning enjoyable and impactful.

What truly sets this show apart is its ability to inspire. Ben's passion for optimizing human performance is contagious, and his dedication to sharing the latest research and personal experiences motivates me to pursue my own health and wellness goals with renewed vigor. The diversity of expert guests he features ensures a wealth of perspectives and knowledge that continually broadens my understanding and challenges my thinking.

The Ben Greenfield Show is a must-listen for anyone serious about living a healthier, more informed life. Each episode leaves me feeling empowered with actionable insights and inspired to push the boundaries of my own potential. Highly recommended!

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