September 19, 2019
Gary Greenfield is... father... ...a leading expert in the field of water filtration... ...and a deep well of knowledge I've relied upon for the past 37 years of my life. He's also, obviously, responsible for my very existence. During this episode, you're going to discover more about the man who made me who I am, along with how structured water works, the best way to filter your water, why you should quit caring so much about what other people think about your health habits, and much, much more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Gary's early life and childhood [7:45] Started in Miami Father and uncle were successful entrepreneurs in the motivational speaking industry His father invested time in his children Athletic, but no interest in competitive sports Brother was killed in gang fight at age 17 (turning point for him) Began oceanography studies and excelled at it 3 years after brother's death, moved to Idaho for a fresh start (age 20) -How Gary "found God" shortly before moving to Idaho [18:00] Was intrigued by the phrase "God's country" on a brochure for Idaho Went to spirituality conventions; left feeling empty at each booth "We yearn for God because God created us" Met a community of Christians his age once moving to Idaho Became volunteer fireman in Moscow, ID Became full-time fireman in Lewiston, ID (where Ben was born) Ben shows similarities in physical genetics between him and his father -The transition from full-time fireman to entrepreneur [26:35] Three words: Efficiency, effectiveness, economy (didn't see this working for the local government) Began ambulance service (non-emergency transport) and it grew fairly rapidly Ran into resistance and opposition when he tried to expand into emergency services Vast majority of funding came from medicaid and medicare (more bureaucracy) After growing tired of dealing with government bureaucracy, Gary founded a coffee shop -The business Gary founded after leaving his successful medical transport business [38:40] He and his wife had discussed having a coffee shop as a hobby Enlisted his children to help out with running the business Ran the coffee shop 1997-2007 Was the first exposure to the nutrition/water filtration world (but still on standard American diet) -How Gary became interested in nutrition [50:15] In 2005, met a girl who's mom was cured of cancer on raw food diet (watershed moment) Book: The Dietary Cure For Acne by Loren Cordain Raw food, general nutrition, essential oils, oregano Kion Oregano Oil -How God's love is manifested through water [55:40] Viktor Schauberger Water & Water Filtration: Everything You Need To Know About Water Filters, Alkaline Water, Structured Water, Hydrogen-Rich Water, Deuterium-Depleted Water & Much More Discovered the story of a man who used EMF to cure his daughter of an incurable disease Native vs. non-native EMF My interview with Dr. Gerald Pollack My interview with Dr. Thomas Cowan on water and how the heart is not a pump Energetic vs. physical actions Book: The Body Electric by Robert Becker Water "stores" energy and releases it onto plants, animals, people, etc. The body is a battery: If you want to be healthy, sunlight, minerals, water, grounding, exposure to proper frequencies of energy are the keys to health Want to develop water that can store as much energy as possible Three things energy in the water does: clean, feed, protect Structured water affects chlorinated water positively Water that goes through a filter is already dead Harmonizer cartridge: Native EMF stick Biblical account of creation: Begins with hydrogen Then God creates light It all comes back to love, creation Structured water is the most natural state in which we can find water -The parable of the people of the wood [1:27:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: - Greenfield Naturals Water Filters & Harmonizers we discuss on show (use code BEN15 for 15% off) - Zig Ziglar - Book: Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols - Kion Oregano - Book: The Dietary Cure For Acne by Loren Cordain - Viktor Schauberger - Podcast on Water & Water Filtration: Everything You Need To Know About Water Filters, Alkaline Water, Structured Water, Hydrogen-Rich Water, Deuterium-Depleted Water & Much More! - Essential Oil Wizardry - My interview with Dr. Gerald Pollack - My interview with Dr. Thomas Cowan on water and how the heart is not a pump - Book: The Body Electric by Robert Becker - Video: Virgil Klunder on Gratitude Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Energy Bars: Satisfying, nutrient-dense, real-food energy bars with a delicious chocolate coconut flavor! Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, receive a 10% discount off your entire Kion order when you use discount code: BGF10. -Organifi Gold: A new take on an ancient secret: Pain-soothing herbs, incredible antioxidants, and phytonutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk” nighttime tea! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: BENG20. -Thrive Market: Organic brands you love, for less. Your favorite organic food and products. Fast and free shipping to your doorstep. Receive 25% off your order when you use my link! -Felix Gray Glasses: Don’t go another day looking at screens without the help of some Felix Grays. Visit Felix Gray's site and get free shipping and 30 days of risk-free returns or exchanges. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Gary Greenfield or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
September 14, 2019
My guests on today's show are coming back for a three-peat. They first appeared in the episode... "Probiotic Enemas, Digestive Enzyme Myths, Breathing 10 Kilograms of Oxygen, Low-Protein Diets & More!..." Then appeared again in... ..."How I’ve Been Able To Gorge On Delicious Gluten-Filled Foods Without Feeling Like I Swallowed A Pair Of Motor-Powered Scissors Tearing Up My Intestines."... They are Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart. Matt Gallant is an entrepreneur, a poker champion, an ex-rock guitarist, a serial entrepreneur (who's built 13 companies in the last 20 years) strength and conditioning coach with a degree in kinesiology, the CEO and co-founder of a company called BiOptimizers. Wade T. Lightheart, host of the AWESOME Health Podcast, 3-time All Natural National Bodybuilding Champion, advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and Cofounder of BiOptimizers. He is also the author of several books including the best-selling books, “Staying Alive in a Toxic World” and “The Wealthy Backpacker.” This episode is for you if you you ever experience digestive issues when you eat high fat meals...such as constipation, diarrhea or a meal just sitting in your stomach... ...or if your intense exercise or peak athletic performance has taken a dip since you switched over to lower carbs... ...or if you want to experience a new level of energy, mental clarity and focus without relying on stimulants... Matt and Wade have cracked the code on solving the major metabolic deficiencies that block you from thriving on keto.  They've actually turned hundreds of people onto keto over the last couple of decades. Unfortunately, most struggled with three core metabolic issues — which Matt and Wade never knew how to fix until recently. They began doing hundreds of hours of research and testing on the different nutrients that could help solve these challenges. It wasn’t easy... it took them pouring through a TON of studies (which we talk about in today's episode)... massive amounts of real-world testing... until they ultimately discovered the perfect combination of nutrients for optimizing fat digestion, energy metabolism, and fat loss enhancement. They're thrilled to finally reveal solution that solves all of these problems—in just 7 seconds... and gives you a new level of energy that rivals coffee. Smooth consistent bowel movements and fat loss on a low-carb or keto diet are now possible. These results are made possible by a solution we talk about in today's show - a solution that takes just 7 seconds to open the lid of a bottle, pour the capsules in your hand and throw them in your mouth. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Interesting biohacks Ben, Matt and Wade did prior to recording the podcast [7:23] Wade's 3 day water fast Maintained regular workouts Rebounder in the morning, weights in the afternoon Last day, go for a long walk, then into steam room to force the body to convert fat into water How Mark prepared for the call: Microdosed vyvanse Lucy gum (nicotine) Ben: Blood draw Peptide stack Grounding and earthing mats (BGF podcast with Clint Ober) The International Peptide Society -About nutrigenomics [24:20] 7 keys to biologically optimize your diet: Sustainability Lifestyle Genetics Allergies Gut biome Biofeedback Goals 3 categories: Aesthetic goals Performance Health (anti-aging) Geography of ones ancestors influences the proper diet for us -Vegetarian genes [30:45] AMY1A (amylase) LCT, MCM6 (lactase) FUT, SHBG (fiber, dietary, B12) FLAD1 (biosynthesize omega 3 and 6 from polyunsaturated fatty acids) BCML1 (polymorphisms) -Ketogenic genes [38:10] CPT1A - arctic mutation for fatty oxidation FAD 1, FAD2 ADRB2 (saturated fats) APOE2 (satiation) FTO3 (body fat) LPL APOC3 PPAR Alpha (coastal adaptation) -Whether Wade follows his current diet because of his genetics [47:30] Didn't do well on a plant-based ketogenic diet, but does well overall on a plant-based diet Does great on a high carb diet "Don't discount lifestyle and environment and place all the weight  on genetics" ATP Science podcast on how gut flora affects carb sensitivities Book: Wired To Eat by Robb Wolf -The biochemistry of Kapex and how it addresses some of the fundamental mistakes of keto [53:23] -Specific uses and applications of Kapex [1:09:10] 7 keto DHEA raises metabolism by ~5% Increases 3 different enzymes in the liver Activates PPAR Alpha Even if you don't need it for its nutrigenomics benefits, people love the simple energy boost -Interesting biohacks Ben, Matt and Wade have planned for after recording the podcast [1:17:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: Click here to get Kapex (or go to to automatically get 20% off any package of kApex with coupon code GREENFIELDKX Ultimate Longevity grounding/earthing mats and patches Longevity blood testing panel (for men or for women) Ben did the morning of the podcast Ben's podcast on peptide stacks with Dr. William Seeds LUCY Nicotine gum Matt was chewing during show (use BEN10 for a $10 off the $60 subscription) ATP Science podcast on how gut flora affects carb sensitivities Book: Wired To Eat by Robb Wolf LGD-4033 Ligandrol The International Peptide Society BGF podcast with Clint Ober Episode sponsors: -Kion Lean: Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, receive a 10% discount off your entire order when you use discount code: BGF10. -Organifi Red Juice: Enjoy all the benefits of the 11 superfoods and their micronutrients that help increase resting metabolism, support cardiovascular health, and remove toxins to turn back the hands of time! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: "BENG20" -Four Sigmatic: I’ve been using Four Sigmatic products for awhile now and I’m impressed by the efficacies of their mushroom products. I use them. I like them. I support the mission! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase when you use discount code: BENGREENFIELD -Native Deodorant: Safe, simple, effective products that people use in the bathroom everyday. Native creates products with trusted ingredients and trusted performance. Get 20% off your first purchase when you use discount code: BEN Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Matt, Wade or me? 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September 7, 2019
I recently read the book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever! (and my twin boys also watched the accompanying documentary "Earthing"). 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 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 of global health revolution. So obviously, I had to the 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 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, he 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 a near-death experience led to Clint's interest in earthing -- 6:10 Clint grew up in rural Montana; childhood friends were Native Americans "If the pasture is pristine, the cows will be healthy" Grew up with a prevention mentality: look at the cause, not the syumptoms Spent 30 years in the communications industry Near-death experience involving a infected liver after a root canal "The next time I die, I wanted my life to be worth more" "Be the opposite charge" "Status quo is the enemy" -Why a roll of duct tape proved to be the catalyst to Clint's most important discovery -- 19:40 While living in Sedona, AZ experienced problems with computer crashing; identified static electricity as the problem Intuitive question: Are modern shoes preventing us from grounding with the earth? Began testing the charge in the earth with a volt meter Grounded himself to the earth via metal tape; Static reading on his body went to zero Slept the night without moving (was typically in a lot of pain) Friends reported reduced pain, lowered arthritis -The early days of Clint's clinical research on grounding the body with the Earth -- 25:45 There was very little research on how grounding with the earth reduces pain and improves sleep Two doctoral students at UCLA helped him design the study 60 participants: 30 grounded, 30 ungrounded Positive results on the participants who were grounded Similar results among those exposed to EMF and not exposed to EMF An anesthesiologist in San Diego was willing to help with the research; he was interested in saliva cortisol levels in patients Cortisol levels went from erratic to synchronized after grounding At 4 am, cortisol spikes until 6 am Everyone's cortisol went up beginning at 4 am (with no other environmental cues) -What is going on in the body when a person is grounded with the Earth -- 34:00 Dr. Stephen Sinatra "When you're reducing pain, you're reducing inflammation" Led to a different understanding of inflammation Inflammation is caused from neutrophils: encapsulates damaged cell and releases reactive oxygen Reactive: short on electrons We're no longer naturally grounded with the Earth since the advent of plastic-soled shoes in the 1960's When you stand barefoot on the ground, the Earth is negative 20-50 millivolts The Earth has negative ions from lightning, the sun Noon is the high point for the sun exciting the electrons on the earth Imbalance in charge beginning 2 pm (constant lightning) You'll feel the effects of lightning from far away locales The air feels amazing after a thunderstorm because of negative charge in the atmosphere If the body has a negative surface charge, you can't have charge in a grounded object Clint and Dr. Sinatra's study had the following results (via grounding): Reduced rouleaux formation in blood cells Increased negative surface charge of red blood cells by factor of 2.7 Face and skin color turns pink after being grounded for 20-30 minutes -What our ancestors understood about earthing and grounding -- 54:00 One of the healing methods for the kidney in ancient Chinese medicine is grounding with the earth Our ancestors didn't need to know about grounding; they were barefoot or wore conductive footwear -The best surface when it comes to conductivity between the Earth and the body -- 56:15 Concrete, grass and dirt are ideal; asphalt is not Rocks are good conductors Salt water is the optimal way to ground; fresh water speeds up the process but is not itself conductive (unless it contains minerals) Spring water has a natural amount of minerals If you can feel the tree and it feels cool, it's grounding; bark inhibits the grounding process Earthrunners grounding sandals Pluggz grounding shoes Earthling grounding strap Diabetes is inflammation-related; you can be grounded and have diabetes -The length of time required for a person to become properly grounded with the Earth -- 1:04:04 -How to know whether or not your home is grounded with the Earth -- 1:10:45 Homes built before the 1960's were not grounded; there was no need for it at the time Remodels of older homes don't necessarily have grounding, even though new outlets are installed -Are all grounding mats created equal? -- 1:12:15 "Ours is an accidental business" Mass production has compromised the quality and efficacy of the mats Clint maintains his products are the best on the market; although he wishes more would get in the business The patches are an athletes best friend -And much more.... Resources from this episode: -Click here to visit Clint's website (Ultimate Longevity) to get FREE* 2-day shipping (as long as the order is over $99) and a FREE* copy of the Earthing paperback book by Clint Ober (included with every Ground Therapy Sleep Mat purchase) and 3 bonus videos available online for immediate streaming or download (access link provided on order confirmation page)! - Clint's book "Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!" - Root Cause movie - Earthrunners grounding sandals - Pluggz grounding shoes - Earthling grounding strap -Note from Ben: "I didn't even have time, today, to delve deeply into ALL of the over 20 peer-reviewed research studies that have been conducted on grounding, but I do want to at least give you a comprehensive list of the vast results that have been seen in the research, so far - impressive results have been seen when it comes to inflammation, pain, stiffness, circulation, blood pressure, blood viscosity, HRV, vagal tone, cortisol, stress, anxiety, depression, tiredness, fatigue, energy, mood, blood glucose, immunity, sleep, thyroid function, metabolism, serum electrolytes, wound healing, athletic performance and recovery, and more. There have also been anecdotal reports of improvements in autism, Parkinson’s, MS, PTSD, autoimmune conditions, and pet health, just to name a few. But I'm going to put all that below! Enjoy!" Quick View: Grounding Research Results Initial Grounding Experiment Conducted by Clint Ober: Improved Sleep And Reduced Pain Medical Thermography Case Studies: Clinical Earthing Application in 20 Case studies Electrical Grounding Improves Vagal Tone In Preterm Infants Emotional Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Grounding, And Improved Autonomic Tone: Clinical Applications Effectiveness of Grounded Sleeping on Recovery After Intensive Eccentric Muscle Loading Pilot Study on the Effect of Grounding on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness The Biologic Effects of Grounding the Human Body During Sleep as Measured by Cortisol Levels and Subjective Reporting of Sleep, Pain, and Stress Earthing (Grounding) the Human Body Reduces Blood Viscosity—a Major Factor in Cardiovascular Disease Earthing the Human Body Influences Physiologic Processes The Effect of Grounding the Human Body on Mood Effects Of Grounding (Earthing) On Bodyworkers' Pain And Overall Quality O Life: A Randomized Controlled Trial Changes in Pulse Rate, Respiratory Rate, Blood Oxygenation, Perfusion Index, Skin Conductance, and Their Variability Induced During and After Grounding Human Subjects for 40 Minutes Differences in Blood Urea and Creatinine Concentrations in Earthed and Unearthed Subjects during Cycling Exercise and Recovery Grounding After Moderate Eccentric Contractions Reduces Muscle Damage Effects of Grounding (Earthing) on Massage Therapists: An Exploratory Study The Neuromodulative Role of Earthing One-Hour Contact with the Earth’s Surface (Grounding) Improves Inflammation and Blood Flow — A Randomized, Double-Blind, Pilot Study Grounding the Human Body during Yoga Exercise with a Grounded Yoga Mat Reduces Blood Viscosity Grounding the Human Body Improves Facial Blood Flow Regulation: Results of a Randomized, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study The Effect Of Earthing On Human Physiology - Part 1 The Effect Of Earthing On Human Physiology - Part 2 Episode sponsors: -Click here to get updates on Ben's new book: Boundless or pre-order it on Amazon! -Kion: My personal playground for new supplement formulations, Kion blends ancestral wisdom with modern science. Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, receive a 10% discount off your entire order when you use discount code: BGF10. -JOOVV: After using the Joovv for close to 2 years, it's the only light therapy device I'd ever recommend. Give it a try: you won't be disappointed. Order using my link and receive a nice bonus gift with your order! -Liquid Death: Sourced and bottled in the Alps, Liquid Death’s infinitely recyclable cans of stone-cold mountain water will instantly murder your thirst. BGF listeners receive an exclusive 6.66% discount on 12-packs of Liquid Death when you use this link. -CAR.O.L: Clinically proven to give you the same cardio benefits of a 45-minute jog in under 9 minutes, with only 40 seconds of hard work. Receive a $300 discount off your CAR.O.L bike when you use discount code: GREENFIELD Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Clint or I? Leave them below and one of us will reply!
September 5, 2019
Q&A Episode 402 Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the button at the bottom of the page (or go to SpeakPipe), or use the Contact button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. News Flashes.. It is true that poor record keeping has probably inflated the actual number of centenarians in these so-called “Blue Zones”,but I still think there’s plenty of ancestral wisdom and practices to be derived from many of these places. Blue Zones by Dan Buettner Natural alternatives to metformin - a new study Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health by James Dinicolantonio and Joe Mercola Training 1x/week just as good as 2x/week for muscle strength and size BUT note that in study they were using push/pull routine with EIGHT freaking sets…so these were tough workouts. Eating meat is NOT destroying the planet…and here’s two good reasons why: Eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate (The Conversation) and Is grass-fed beef really better for the environment? (NPR) BGF Podcast w/ Paul Saladino The Savory Institute Robb Wolf Books by Joel Salatin Plant milks are worse for the planet than animal milk... Special Announcements.. - Click here to follow Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day and evening routines, recipes and much more. - Click here to follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and research. - Click here to join Ben's free Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts and support! - Click here to get updates on Ben's new book: Boundless or pre-order it on Amazon! Here's where I'm speaking and traveling around the world in the near future.. - View Ben’s Calendar Here - Spartan World Championships - 26~29 September 2019 This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion: My personal playground for new supplement formulations, Kion blends ancestral wisdom with modern science. Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, receive a 10% discount off your entire order when you use discount code: BGF10. -Organifi Glow: A plant-based beverage that helps support the body’s natural ability to produce collagen, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and protect the skin from sun exposure and toxins. Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: "BENG20" -Clearlight Saunas: You can be sure that I researched all the saunas before I bought mine and Clearlight was the one that stood out from all the rest because of their EMF and ELF Shielding and their Lifetime Warranty. 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Most of my body is pretty lean (160-170 pounds) but when I measure my stomach using a caliper, it seems to come in around 15%. I've always heard that belly fat is one of the last places men lose fat, but I'd rather not drop to 145 pounds just to see abs. There seems to be a community of people online who think you can spot-reduce fat. Do you think that's possible, and if so, what techniques would you recommend? In my response, I recommend: - Glycogen depletion/exercise combo protocols (e.g. Tour De France riders) - Localized Cryo - Localized Photobiomodulation - Localized EMS How To Recover From A TBI/Concussion Fast Mark asks: A good friend of mine just got into a really serious car accident. She's been told she has some minor brain damage that's going to be permanent as well as some spinal injuries. I was thinking about some of the interviews you've had with Rhonda Patrick and other experts, and I knew there was some nutritional advice you gave regarding brain injuries. Can you give a brief summary of what you would advise for a recovery program for my friend? Visit for a comprehensive treatment of this question.  Giveaways & Goodies - This week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! -----------------------------------------------------
August 31, 2019
Did you know.. ..a baby needs 30g of fat per day to support brain development, hormone regulation and build the immune system? Yet, sadly, nearly all modern baby food doesn't even come close to touching this daily requirement and furthermore, is chock full of preservatives, added sugars, non-organic, GMO ingredients and other toxins and additives that harm a baby's muscular and skeletal growth, cognitive development, immune system and much more. So I was incredibly pleased when I discovered a baby food I could finally get behind. As a father, nutritionist and health consultant, I can tell you with confidence that Serenity Kids baby food, designed and formulated by my guests on today's show - Joe and Serenity Carr - is, bar none, the only packaged baby food I would ever recommend any parent feed to their precious child. As a matter of fact, this stuff is so dangerously tasty that I suspect you as a parent may become addicted to it too. It is wonderfully refreshing to finally see a company doing things right when it comes to perfectly portioned ingredients tailored to the exact needs of a growing human being. I can't recommend this stuff highly enough. Serenity Carr, co-founder and CEO of Serenity Kids Baby Food, is on a mission to promote wellness starting with the first bite. Formerly employed in tech and logistics, Serenity left her job to pursue her passion of health coaching where she helped clients achieve their personal health goals. Having healed her digestive issues through a lifestyle diet change, Serenity is transforming the baby food industry by developing innovative nutrient dense products because every bite counts. Joe Carr, founder and President of Serenity Kids Baby Food, is a certified life coach and educator devoted to social justice activism. An autism activist and proponent of the Paleo diet, Joe works with other autistic adults and youth to help them harness their gifts and genuinely believes that food is medicine. He is also active with the ManKind Project helping men develop power with compassion. As President of Serenity Kids, Joe oversees day to day operations and leads sales that will transform the baby food industry. During my discussion with Joe and Serenity, you'll discover: -Joe and Serenity share their own back stories..8:55 Serenity: "The paleo diet turned my life around." Suffered major stomach and digestion problems as a child due to intolerances to conventional foods Over the counter meds stopped working in her 20's; sought stronger meds via prescription The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf Books by Mark Sisson The Dietary Cure for Acne by Loren Cordain Joe: Undiagnosed autism as a child (mislabeled "obnoxious") Discovered a gift as a performing artist (acting, singing, etc.) Became involved in social justice causes; became vegan/vegetarian Focused his altruistic efforts toward children after college Met Serenity; introduced to the Paleo diet which helped with many of the social anxieties that had become normal -How their paths led to an interest in baby food..18:30 They attended Paleo FX in 2016 and realized there were no products specifically for babies Serenity began an intensive immersion into the Paleo diet Joe was involved in a startup that was leading to serious burnout The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss opened eyes to creating a product vs. a service Tested and researched their offerings based on the preferences of their friends' children -Deficiencies and problems with modern conventional baby foods..23:30 The USDA recommends 30g of fat per day, no sugars, etc. What they found in grocery stores was the opposite of what even the government was recommending Organic baby foods had on average 9g of sugar per pouch The food is not satiating; it is addictive because of all the sugar Less than 4% of foods had meat; there were no source disclosures Mixed with grains (chicken and rice); zero fat "Flavor window": what kids eat as babies affects their preferences later in life The Weston A. Price Foundation The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care -How the ingredients Joe and Serenity use for their product are sourced..38:35 Desire to support family farms because of their sustainability as well as a personal connection on Joe's end Taylor and Katie of Epic Bars were helpful and supportive Discovered farm co-op's sharing the division of labor involved with the business of farming Grass-fed and pasture-raised beef is far superior to conventionally raised beef -Why Joe and Serenity offer 4 different flavors that contain no meat at all..44:20 Babies have an innate sense of what their body needs; at times it doesn't need as much protein while still needing the fat -How they maintain maximum vitamin content and ..47:10 No preservatives added Puree made shelf-stable by canning process; Pressure and heat does not harm fat, protein, minerals, amino acids Veggies begin to lose their vitamin content when they're picked Frozen veggies have more vitamin content than fresh More vitamins are preserved by pressure cooking than boiling -The biggest challenge Joe and Serenity have faced since launching their company..50:45 Environmental concerns with pouches vs. being competitive with other baby food makers who use them They realized that plastics are better for the environment than jars and cans Pouches are BPA free; no detectable toxins Shelf-life is 18 months, although it's technically infinite -Whether or not there's a market for their product beyond babies..54:30 Many adults use it for its convenience, or due to medical issues The age at which parents wean their babies off the product varies widely Baby-led weaning: allowing the baby to tell the parents when they're ready to move to whole foods -And much more.. Resources from this episode: -Click here for 15% off any of the variety packs from the My Serenity Kids website -Nourishing Traditions book of  baby and child care, and my podcast about it -The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf -Books by Mark Sisson -The Dietary Cure for Acne by Loren Cordain -The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss -The Weston A. Price Foundation -Epic Bars Episode sponsors: -Kion Clean Energy Bars: Satisfying, nutrient-dense, real-food energy bars with a delicious chocolate coconut flavor! Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, receive a 10% discount off your entire Kion order when you use discount code: BGF10. -Four Sigmatic: I’ve been using Four Sigmatic products for awhile now and I’m impressed by the efficacies of their mushroom products. I use them. I like them. I support the mission! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase when you use discount code: BENGREENFIELD -Away Travel: Away creates thoughtful products designed to change how you see the world, so all you have to think about is where you’re headed next. Getting Away means getting more out of every trip to come. BGF listeners receive $20 off a suitcase when you use my link and use discount code: BEN at checkout. -Birdwell Beach Britches: Quality is our Gimmick isn’t just our slogan, it’s a commitment we honor with every stitch we sew. 100% money back guarantee. Get 10% off your order, PLUS free shipping on any order over $99 when you use discount code: BENG. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joe, Serenity or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
August 29, 2019
In 2016, I published an interview with the person who taught me Transcendental Meditation (TM) And since meditation has been on my mind as of late, I wanted to share the interview with you again. His name is Philip Land. He's no woo-woo, robe-clad, Eastern mysticist. He's a good old boy living in Northern Idaho - and he's worked with some pretty high-profile people in his day teaching them the ins and outs of TM. Enjoy!
August 24, 2019
For the third time, I've joined Paul Chek at his home hidden away in the hilly backcountry of San Diego, California to interview him. And this time we take a deep deep dive into topics such as intuitive eating, consciousness, ego dissolution, education models such as Waldorf and unschooling and much more! For over twenty-five years, his unique approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide. Show notes:
August 22, 2019
Drew Canole is a Nutrition Specialist, Transformation Specialist and national spokesperson for the benefits of juicing vegetables for health and vitality. He is the founder of Fitlife.TV where he shares "Educational, Inspirational and Entertaining" videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. I asked Drew about his daily lifestyle. What followed was a fascinating discussion about massages, tribes, music, trauma, gardening, biohacking and much more!
August 17, 2019
Since releasing a previous podcast episode about peptides, I've received a ton of questions about them. So on today's podcast I have two guests: Dr. William Seeds, a leading researcher and educator in the field of peptides; and Mr. Jeremy Delk, whose primary focus is disrupting healthcare through portfolio companies and other strategic investments. Show notes for this episode:
August 15, 2019
Carnivore diet expert Dr. Paul Saladino was recently a guest on the show going in depth on the carnivore diet. And now he's back! In this episode, we discuss my time at the Swiss Mountain Clinic, liver detoxes, European Biological Medicine, peptides, spirituality, hunting, survival, homemade pesto, BFR training, the carnivore diet (of course!) and much more. Show notes:
August 10, 2019
Ben Greenfield goes solo in this brand spankin' new Q&A episode. Included in the news flashes: -Innovative New Process Converts Vegetables Into Meat By Feeding Them To Cows -This Obscure, Potentially Dangerous Drug Could Stop Aging -Great N=1 experiment on the beneficial effects of adding some amount (about 100g) of carbs into a ketogenic diet Plus questions on DNA testing, vertical jumping, carb consumption and much more!
August 8, 2019
My podcast guest on today's show, Dr. Tami Meraglia is a double board certified MD, who recently posted to a private Facebook group we are both part of a very disconcerting message about the FDA's recent ruling that stem cells which are obtained via fat are drugs, and therefore are under the jurisdiction of the federal government. In effect, the feds are holding our stem cells hostage! I wanted to discuss this with Tami, and it turned into a very lively conversation on all things stem cells. Enjoy!
August 3, 2019
Dr. Diana Driscoll is an optometrist who had always been healthy - she was also a bit of an exercise fanatic who also geeked out with nutrition. But despite this history, she was struck down by an illness that few understood and was disabled for over a decade. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with something called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) - a disorder of the autonomic nervous system and was told there was no cure for this mysterious condition. Show notes:
August 1, 2019
These days, traditional school, such as a public or private school, is only one of many options to get an education. You've probably heard of homeschooling (I was personally homeschooled K-12). But another method that isn't as well known is known as "unschooling" It's a method of education I've recently adopted for my boys using resources such as the book "Unschooling to University", written by my guest on today's show, Judy Arnall. Show notes:
July 27, 2019
Ben Greenfield and co-host Jay Wiles dish on the latest news and trends in the realm of health and fitness in this week's HOT Q&A episode. Show notes:
July 25, 2019
I recently read the book "The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It" by Dr. Sandra Kaufmann. It is the first comprehensive approach to aging that tackles why we age, and then recommends a strategic, scientific formulation to decelerate the process. The book brings practical information to everyday people, and takes the science of aging out of the laboratory and into the real world. Show notes:
July 22, 2019
Lately, I've been thinking quite a bit about life. I've been engaged in some deep introspection and self-inspection, which I think is healthy for everyone to do on a regular basis. In this case, I was forced into this exercise of self-examination, and into a state of extreme humbleness and ego dissolution when I failed to complete a recent event.
July 20, 2019
Ben Greenfield and Jay Wiles dish on the latest and greatest news in health and fitness in this Q&A episode. Show notes:
July 18, 2019
In this podcast, recorded during the Swiss Clinic retreat that I led in the Swiss Alps two weeks ago, we cover a host of questions from attendees. Strap yourself in for this massive Q&A! Show notes:
July 13, 2019
Arthur Haines is a Maine hunting and recreation guide, forager, ancestral skills mentor, author, public speaker, and botanical researcher. He grew up in the western mountains of Maine, a rural area that was home to swift streams known for their trout fishing. He spent most of his childhood in the Sandy River Valley hiking, tracking, and foraging. In this episodes, Arthur and I discuss his new book: A New Path Show notes:
July 11, 2019
Ben Greenfield and co-host Jay T. Wiles discuss Ben's extensive travel necessities, an amazing portal of EMF related articles, discussion on hydrogen-rich water and much more! Show notes:
July 6, 2019
The popular website Vice published a controversial article last week entitled "The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked." Chock full of skepticism about keto, colonics, charcoal, and more, the article created plenty of buzz—both good and bad—across the internet... In today's podcast, I'll address the second half of the "myths" that shared in the article. Show notes:
July 4, 2019
"The popular website Vice published a controversial article last week entitled "The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked". Chock full of skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more, the article created plenty of buzz - both good and bad - across the internet... In this episode, part 1 of 2, I'll address each of the topics covered in the Vice article and whether there is any validity to their claims - or if they're just plain full of it.
June 29, 2019
Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. With a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he also serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health as well as the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Show notes:
June 27, 2019
Two years ago, in the post, “11 Indispensable Lessons I Learned From The Biohacker’s Handbook Of Exercise,” I introduced you to my biohacking friends from Finland – a pioneer of holistic medicine in Finland, human technology and self-quantification specialist, Teemu Arina, as well as Dr. Olli Sovijärvi, MD. Today, Dr. Olli and Teemu join me on the podcast to discuss some of the ways they "hack" their daily routines!
June 22, 2019
Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports is a new book, by my fellow C-ISSN and CSCS Dr. Marc Bubbs. It was one of my best reads of the year for all things sports science. Show notes:
June 20, 2019
This audio/video overview by Dr. Ally Perlina of Viome goes in depth on Ben's latest gut microbiome results from Viome. In this episode, you'll learn how to customize your diet and lifestyle based on the genetics of your gut. Show notes:
June 15, 2019
I'm constantly playing and experimenting with new devices and so-called biohacks to enhance sleep and cognition. One of my favorites of late is a very handy device called the NuCalm, which I've been using to simulate an entire 120 minute sleep cycle with just a 20 minute daily powernap. I had a chance to talk about the NuCalm with the CEO of the company, Jim Pool. I think you'll find what he shares to be fascinating! Show notes:
June 13, 2019
I'm constantly blown away by the amount of genetic data and actionable information one can garner from a simple bit of saliva. In today's episode, you're going to get an insider glimpse into how to go way beyond something as simple as 23AndMe or Ancestry and instead learn how to get truly useful health information that you can use to enhance health, performance, sleep, gut function, neurotransmitters and cognition and much more. Show notes:
June 8, 2019
Several months ago, I filled you in on "The 2 Best Ways To Burn Fat Fast (Without Destroying Your Hormones Or Metabolism)". But what you learned in that article only scratched the surface of the multiple mechanisms underlying why the human body can be resistant to fat loss, and how to achieve truly sustainable, long-lasting weight loss in a safe and efficient manner. Show notes:
June 6, 2019
I recently had a chance to speak to a wonderful crowd of personal wealth management experts at the Raymond James conference in Las Vegas. During my talk, I covered both basic and advanced tactics to enhance longevity, and the talk was also recorded for your listening pleasure here. Show notes:
June 1, 2019
Recently, at the Kentucky castle, I gave a talk on how to hack your biology and get the most out of the genetics you were born with. Afterward, I took part in a Q&A with several of the physicians in attendance at the conference. I also had a chance to duck away with Dr. Matt Dawson, Dr. Michael Mallin and CBD formulator and researcher Taylor Bright to talk all things cannabis and CBD. We hit record on the mics and recorded the hemp goodness for you on today's episode.
May 30, 2019
In today's podcast episode, we unpack all things amino acids. Dr. David Minkoff BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes these cutting-edge solutions for the many health problems today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Show notes:
May 25, 2019
I get tons of questions about water. What water filter is best? Should I add minerals to my water? What do you think about alkaline water? Deuterium depleted (DDW) water?  So on this podcast, I interviewed one of the world's leading experts on water and a guy who, along with my father, has taught me more about water than just about anyone I know. His name is Robert Slovak, and he's going to blow your mind in this chat about all things water.
May 23, 2019
You've no doubt heard of controversial young blood transfers made popular of late in the anti-aging and longevity industry. But what has flown under the radar is plasma transfusions of young blood have been found in clinical research studies to have never-before-seen effects on chronic health conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's. Today, you'll get never-before-heard breakthrough information on how young blood transfusions really work for these conditions.
May 18, 2019
Ben and co-host Dr. Jay Wiles discuss the hot items in the news, share Ben's upcoming event calendar, promote some incredible sponsors, and answer YOUR questions. For detailed show notes on everything Ben and Jay talk about on today's show, head on over to
May 16, 2019
Do probiotics really seed or populate your gut? How do you decide which strain or species of probiotic to take? Do certain compounds enhance the efficacy of probiotics? Should probiotics be personalized? I tackle all these probiotic questions and many more in today's episode with Raja Dhir. Show notes:
May 11, 2019
Recently, I had the chance to sit down at Onnit, with my friend and the host of the Human Optimization Hour podcast: Kyle Kingsbury. During our discussion, we delve into a host of topics that including the latest and greatest on smart drugs, nootropics, and psychedelic micro-dosing, deep sleep enhancement, rites of passage and much more! Show notes:
May 9, 2019
Ben welcomes the new co-host to the podcast, discusses the latest news in the world of health and fitness, answers listener questions, and much more in this Q&A episode!
May 4, 2019
The “Kentucky Castle” is a full biohacking facility, sauna, precision medicine arm, hemp farm, horse facilities, and more. Recently I had the pleasure of giving a talk at the castle on how to hack your biology and get the most out of the genetics you were born with. Afterward, I took part in a Q&A with some of the physicians in attendance at the conference. On today's podcast, part two of this two-part series, you'll get to sit in on this very interesting discussion.
May 2, 2019
Teri Cochrane is an integrative practitioner and thought leader in nutritional counseling. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, and she is a graduate of the Huntington College of Health Sciences and the National Leadership Institute. She also has extensive practices, such as healing touch, craniosacral therapy and herbology. She's the author of "The Wildatarian Diet" and we talk about it on today's show.
April 27, 2019
I recently had the pleasure to speak at the fabulous and intriguing "Kentucky Castle", a unique destination hotspot with a full biohacking facility, sauna, farm-to-table restaurant, precision medicine arm, hemp farm, horse facilities and much more. The castle is owned by one of the physicians who hosts the "Wild Health" podcast, on which I was recently a guest.  Show notes:
April 25, 2019
Angelo Keely is COO and Co-Founder of Kion, and a true renaissance man of many talents - including beatboxing, music, art and more. He's also a wizard at creating a healthy and robust company culture, and is building one of the most high-quality nutrition and supplement formulation companies on the face of the planet. From his near-death experience on an LSD trip to his impressive daily routine, we delve into his life and valuable experience on this podcast.
April 20, 2019
Dr. Ted Achacoso attained a college degree in biology at the age of 18 and a doctor of medicine at the age of 22. He is the founding pioneer of the clinical practice of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice (HOMe/HOPe), which is the detection and correction of imbalances at the level of the metabolome. He suspects that this world is an illusion projected as a hologram by the human biocrystal, and pushes to create sustainable, happy dreams instead of nightmares.
April 18, 2019
My guest on today's podcast and former guest on my show "The Truth About Lectins And The Plant Paradox", Dr. Steven Gundry proposes in his new book "The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age", that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; but rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. Episode sponsors: Kion, Organifi, Zip Recruiter, Clearlight Saunas Show notes:
April 13, 2019
My guest on today's show, Jean-François Tremblay, comes highly recommended by former podcast guest and regenerative medicine physician Dr. Matt Cook as one of the world's leading experts on the wonderful world of peptides and SARMs. For complete show notes, visit
April 11, 2019
Over the past 20 years, my guest on today's show, Dr. Peter Martone, has been trying to recommend pillows for his patients that would put their head in the correct position so that they could get a great night's sleep and wake up rested. He could not find one, and he would have patients purchase soft down pillows and stuff them under their necks. The problem is that a pillow is for your head and you can not support your head to get a great night sleep.
April 6, 2019
At the recent A4M conference in Vegas, I ran into intriguing research from Dr. Barrie Tan, a scientist with a Ph.D in Chemistry and Biochemistry. For the last 35 years, Barrie has immersed himself in the world of Vitamin E (particularly from annatto) and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts credited with discovering a molecule called "tocotrienol" from three major natural sources: Palm, rice and Annatto. Here's the full story. Show notes:
April 4, 2019
In today's podcast, I am joined by my friends Kyle Thiermann, Chris Ryan and Mark Healey for witty banter, philosophizing, and intellectually stimulating conversation straight from the island of Hawaii, where we - along with several others mentioned in this podcast episode, such as Dr. Peter Attia, Kyle Kingsbury and Hawaii hunting guide Justin Lee - took a break from hunting, hiking, spearfishing and dressing meat to gather round the podcasting mics. Show notes:
March 30, 2019
Outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're then able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. My guest on today's show - Gretchen Rubin - has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. Show notes:
March 28, 2019
Known as "The Health Engineer" my guest on today's show Garrett Salpeter has taken his training in Engineering and Neuroscience and used it to create NeuFit, which helps people tap into the power of their neurology. For most people, that leads to improved function and a quicker recovery from an injury/surgery or reaching fitness goals faster than they ever thought possible. For a few, this work has even meant being able to get out of a wheelchair and walk again.
March 23, 2019
From Dr. Joseph Mercola, my friend, multiple-time podcast guest, a guy who thinks way outside-the-box and seems to always be discovering some new cutting-edge way to enhance human health and longevity, and one of the world's foremost authorities on alternative health has just written a guide to using the principles of ketogenic eating, meal planning, and timing to treat disease, promote weight loss, and optimize health. Show notes:
March 21, 2019
Over half of the world’s population is afflicted with some form of chronic or degenerative illness. Heart disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes, neurological conditions, cancer, Lyme disease―the list goes on. My guest, Dr. Dickson Thom and I discuss bioregulatory medicine and the four pillars of health: drainage and detox, diet, mind-body medicine, and oral health. All using a synthesis of the very natural medicine with modern advances in technology.
March 16, 2019
Jack Dorsey dropped out of college to start Twitter, and is now a billionaire businessman. He is the CEO of Twitter, CEO & Chairman of Square, and a co-founder of both. But what most people don't know about Jack is his keen interest in all things fitness, nutrition and health. So in today's episode we dive into Jack's daily routine, diet, stress management strategies, workout and fitness habits, and much more. Show notes:
March 14, 2019
Prepare yourself for the most epic, deep dive into the carnivore diet that you've ever heard. I recently listened to Paul Saladino debate research scientist Layne Norton about the carnivore diet on my friend Mark Bell's podcast. I was so intrigued by the episode that I decided to get Paul on my show to explore the science behind the carnivore diet and whether the carnivore diet is a sustainable nutrition approach or just a dietary fad. Show notes:
March 9, 2019
In her new book "Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health", my guest on today's podcast, Vani Hari (AKA "The Food Babe") exposes the lies we've been told about our food--and takes readers on a journey to find healthy options. For detailed show notes, including links to everything Vani and I talked about in today's show, visit
March 7, 2019
Animal scientists have long considered domestic livestock to be too dumb to know how to eat right, but the lifetime research of animal behaviorist Fred Provenza and his colleagues has debunked this myth. Their work shows that when given a choice of natural foods, livestock have an astoundingly refined palate, nibbling through the day on as many as fifty kinds of grasses, forbs, and shrubs to meet their nutritional needs with remarkable precision. Show notes:
March 2, 2019
At over six feet tall and 230 solid pounds, Ted Harty is a big, bold, loud, extroverted character. He looks like a boxer, and not like a guy who you’d expect to be diving at incredibly efficient oxygen capacity to depths deeper than most human beings have ever ventured. But it was Ted who was about to open my eyes to a whole new world of freediving, a world you're about to get a glimpse into in today's episode... For detailed show notes, visit
February 28, 2019
You deserve better than the broken, assembly-line medical system. The world deserves the optimized version of you. We can get you there. So claim my guests on today's show, Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin of Wild Health, with physical locations in Versailles, Kentucky and Bend, Oregon. Dr. Matt Dawson is a precision medicine physician in Lexington, KY and co-hosts of the Wild Health podcast. Show notes:
February 23, 2019
When it comes to nutrition benefits, clams are interesting creatures. For example, they are a well known as a source of iron. My guest on today's show, Craig Dinkel - a supplement formulator, ultra-endurance athlete, altitude specialist and much more - has managed to study and harness the power of clams. On today's show we take a deep dive into clams, his new Altifuel supplement, and much, much more. Show notes:
February 21, 2019
Is metformin really as dangerous as it's been made out to be? What are the best peptides to use for muscle gain, fat loss and cognition? How can you get started with testosterone optimization therapy? I answer all these questions and many more in this podcast with Jay Campbell, a Champion Men’s Physique Competitor and the best selling author of the Testosterone Optimization Bible. For detailed show notes, head on over to
February 16, 2019
There are a lot of nasty secrets about the ketogenic diet that too many people are completely unaware of. But in my podcast episode with four time repeat guest Thomas DeLauer,  you'll discover how to mitigate these issues and how to do a ketogenic diet the right way. Thomas is one of the leading experts in the world of chronic inflammation as well as the response of the human body to a low-carb diet. For detailed show notes, visit
February 14, 2019
Q&A Episode 394 Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the button at the bottom of the page (or go to SpeakPipe), or use the Contact button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. News Flashes [8:05] Good way to naturally increase your NAD levels: Interesting implications for recovery: The Effects of Quercetin Supplementation on Eccentric Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage. Everybody seems to be into Exosomes these days, but fact is, you can consume them in the form of wild plants, and they help your biome and possibly other health markers too. Read more here. Is sunscreen the new margarine?  For goodness sake, don’t consume vegetable oil and then go out in the sun. *Here is the Thorne Quercetin Ben recommends **This is the EcoMeditation Ben talks about in the intro.  ***Book: Mind To Matter ****Book: The Kaufman Protocol You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on,,,, and Google+. 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Save 30% off your order when you use my link. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat , and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: [42:37] – February 22-24, 2019: CalJam: The Rebel Yell Tour. California Jam combines a TED talk format with a rock n’ roll show in-between! The driving objective of the event is to get attendees up to date on chiropractic research, scientific studies, and useful practice management strategy. The hope is that attendees bring all they learn at Cal Jam back to their communities to implement real, rippling change. Get your tickets here before the prices go up! – April 3-7, 2019: The Kentucky Castle. Ben Greenfield will share his vast knowledge of nutrition and exercise science to help you figure out how to hack your biology and get the most out of the genetics you were born with. This will happen at the amazing Kentucky Castle. Interactive discussions and presentations will take place from 9am - 1pm on April 6th. – April 12-13, 2019: FitCon Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. FitCon® encourages everyone to Find Their Fit. It does not matter whether it is powerlifting, Crossfit, bodybuilding, roller derby, or even axe throwing. Be sure to visit the Kion booth in the expo! Register here and use code BEN50 for $50 off! – April 26 – 28, 2019: Paleo f(x) Conference, Austin, Texas. Join me, staff from my company, Kion, and the rest of your tribe at Paleo f(x)™ 2019, the largest gathering of Paleo / ancestral health / keto / functional medicine / strength & conditioning experts in the world… see everything you'll get out of this enriching, enlightening event. Besides, April is a wonderful time of year to visit Austin, TX….Get your tickets here. – June 23 – July 7, 2019: European Detox Retreat, Paracelsus al Ronc, Switzerland. At this 2019 liver detox and R&R at the beautiful Swiss Mountain Clinic (formerly Paracelsus al Ronc) in the Italian quarter of Switzerland, you will stay on-site and receive diagnostics and treatments from the best doctors of biological medicine to detox your liver and your soul. Plus you're going to have a wonderful time hiking, sightseeing and enjoying one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here's the link to more info. *this event is sold out, waitlist is available -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Giveaways & Goodies -This week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Maintain Focus During Long Workouts [44:30] Tom says: "I'm preparing for an ultra marathon (264 miles) in Wales this May. I will most likely do it without a support crew. There will be sleep stations at miles 80, 140, and 200 and I plan to take advantage of these. What tips do you have to prepare myself for the inevitable cognitive decline that accompanies events of this nature?" In my response, I recommend: -Amino acids to stave off central nervous system fatigue -No-doze caffeine + L-theanine + TianChi + nicotine (what I did during the Kokoro event you can read about here) -My "How To Get Into Ketosis" podcast  -Kion Aminos Does Cholesterol Go Up On A Ketogenic Diet (& Is That Bad?) [56:55] Glenn says: I'm a 60 year old man. I went to a paleo diet about 5 years ago. I recently tried the keto diet and everything seems off. My cholesterol and LDL skyrocketed. My triglycerides are low, my blood sugar is low, my CRP is low. So was I better off on paleo? In my response, I recommend: -Dave Feldman's -My podcast with Karim Dhanani on genetic testing Is Testosterone Bad For Your Prostate [1:10:20] Hi Ben, my husband and I are interested in red light therapy for enhancing the sexual experience. However, my husband read an article that linked increased testosterone with bph, or enlarged prostate. My husand has mild bph. What are your thoughts on that? In my response, I recommend: -Risks of testosterone replacement therapy in men -32 different ways to increase testosterone podcast Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! -----------------------------------------------------
February 9, 2019
Dr. Josh Axe is a doctor of natural medicine, chiropractic physician and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy by empowering them to use nutrition to fuel their health. He operates one of the world’s largest health websites at, which has over 17 million visitors a month looking for healthy recipes, nutrition and fitness advice, and information on essential oils and natural supplements. For detailed show notes, visit
February 7, 2019
I recently spoke at an event called "A4M" in Las Vegas. My entire presentation was focused on 32 different natural ways to increase testosterone, with no hormone replacement protocols required. I'm not against bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), but I do think one should explore as many natural alternatives as possible first, or, for even more bang for the buck, pair BHRT with the tactics you'll discover in this episode. Find show notes at
February 2, 2019
At NextHealth in LA, Ben Greenfield recently gave a talk on 12 different ways to optimize your body and brain, and in this recording, which includes his comprehensive overview of the "Wellness Wheel". For a detailed synopsis of Ben's talk, as well as links to all the resources he mentioned, head on over to
January 31, 2019
Whew!  The recent Kion 5 Day Fast has now come to a close - and we had over 10,000 people participate (that's a whole lot of food that wasn't eaten). So in today's episode, I dive into an official fasting Q&A solosode. Enjoy! For show notes, including links to everything I talk about in today's episode, head on over to During the fast, I received plenty of questions about fasting.
January 26, 2019
Imagine an all-encompassing platform that allows you to keep track of all your blood, stool, saliva, and urine testing results, along with self-quantified data from wearables, and even pulls in all health testing you've done in the past as part of a single dashboard. That's what the company Onegevity Health has the money, technology and data to do. So I decided it was high time I sat down with their two chief scientists to learn exactly how this process works.
January 24, 2019
There's plenty of controversy these days around telomere testing. In today's episode, I interview one of the world's leading experts on telomeres: Dr. Bill Andrews. Dr. Andrews is the Founder and CEO of Sierra Sciences, a company focused on finding ways to extend the human lifespan and health span through telomere maintenance. For robust show notes, head on over to
January 19, 2019
Niraj Naik is 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 centres, spas and therapists worldwide. Show notes:
January 17, 2019
As an immersive journalist, self-experimenter and self-professed “biohacker”, I do relatively unconventional things to upgrade my body and brain. But I sometimes wonder: Would our ancestors laugh at us? When it comes to living a long and healthy life, would their ancestral wisdom beat our modern science, hands down? In today's podcast, adapted from my recent TedX Coeur D' Alene Talk, I'll tackle this topic in detail. Show notes:
January 12, 2019
When it comes to living a long life, demographers, epidemiologists, gerontologists and other researchers on aging have long puzzled over the theoretical question of the maximum potential for human lifespan, along with the host of proposed practices we can implement that help us achieve that potential. I talk about that and more, plus a bonus: the Q&A session I did at the Runga event in the Dominican Republic last month! For complete show notes, head on over to
January 10, 2019
Jan 10 2019, Q&A Episode 393: How To Increase Testosterone After Exercise, Keto For Athletes, Keto Pancakes, Cream Cheese, CBD Gummies & More! During this podcast intro, Ben mentions Thorne Mediclear, The Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club, Elemental Health CBD, BioCBD, Thorne Hemp and his new book releasing at For robust show notes, including links to everything Brock and I talked about in this episode, go to
January 5, 2019
NextHealth is a brand new, cutting-edge, biohacking facility that is taking California by storm. In this conversation between Ben Greenfield and Dr. Shah of NextHealth Clinic in LA, you'll hear... ...a magnitude of information related to health and wellness, including: diets, exercise regimens, herbs, music, CBD, lab tests and much more, recorded straight from the NextHealth Clinic in LA, which is like the deck of a Star Trek spaceship and a complete playground for biohackers and health enthusiasts!
January 3, 2019
Dr. Matthew Cook of Bioreset Medical. is one of the smartest, most cutting-edge physicians I've ever met, and this is part 2 of my amazing two-part interview with him, recorded from my home in Spokane, WA. Listen to part 1 and find links to all the resources we mention in this episode at
December 29, 2018
There is a fascinating link between love, family, social connectedness and relationships and a longer lifespan. After all, owning an amazing body and a sharp mind can all be for naught if loneliness, sadness are all occurring due to a lack of friendships, charity and love. This podcast will teach you exactly why and how to include these important components into your own routine. For detailed show notes, head over to
December 27, 2018
This podcast is the recording of a talk I gave on the topic of Fasted Exercise to the Live It to Lead It conference in Las Vegas, NV this past month. For show notes on this episode, head on over to
December 22, 2018
The only reason Jordan Harbinger is still alive and kicking today is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation. On his podcast, he gets deep into the untapped wisdom of the world's top performers -- from legendary musicians to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers, deconstructing the playbooks of the most successful people on earth. For show notes, head over to
December 20, 2018
If I were to, God forbid, get hit by a bus tomorrow, someone would be able to hand my children my Lifebook and say, "Here. Here is your Dad, in a book. This is everything he stands for, believes in and values, and everything he would have wanted to teach to you about life. This podcast is the story of the Lifebook, as told by its creator. For robust show notes, including links to everything Jon and I talk about in this episode, head over to
December 15, 2018
Khalil Rafati was 109 pounds, a convicted felon, high school dropout, and homeless junkie living on the infamous Skid Row in downtown L.A. So how does someone with nothing, who feels like they deserve nothing, and who just wants to end it all turn their life around? Khalil found that hard work, some difficult life decisions, some shrewd investments, and some tough love, he was able to turn things around. For robust show notes, head over to
December 13, 2018
Dr. Matthew Cook of Bioreset Medical is one of the smartest, most cutting-edge physicians I've ever met. Dr. Cook founded BioReset Medical Corporation and as acting President, operates a Regenerative Medicine and Pain Medicine practice that offers leading edge non-surgical solutions in orthopedic medicine, sports medicine, regenerative pain medicine, and stem cell medicine. For robust show notes with links galore on today's episode, visit
December 8, 2018
The results are officially in. Using 3 independent labs from around the globe, we have analyzed over 100 different coffees representing 46 different brands... ...and I'm revealing the official results here and delving into the nitty-gritty details on this podcast. For detailed show notes, including links to everything I talk about in this "solosode" head on over to!
December 6, 2018
In this episode, Part 2 of 2, you're going to learn how to customize your diet even more if you are wanting to eat a plant-based diet, notorious mistakes made on a ketogenic diet and how to fix them, how to support and sustain the environment with your food choices, and my top books and resources for learning more. For detailed show notes, including links to everything I talk about in this "solosode" head on over to
December 1, 2018
"The TED of Transformation..." My friend Vishen Lakhiani’s exploration of peak human potential began in 2001, when he took meditation classes to remedy his crushing work stress in a New York technology company. This soon inspired him to launch Mindvalley: a publisher and marketer of online self-help programs. For detailed show notes, including links to everything that Vishen and I talk about in this episode, head on over to
November 29, 2018
I'm not a big fan of a myopic "one-size-fits-all" approach to diets. And yet, despite the enormous amount of biochemical individuality that exists from person to person, there is still a plethora of diet books published each year that promise to be the solution for everything from fat loss to banishing acne when in fact, the same ketogenic diet that helped your neighbor shed twenty pounds can result in rampant inflammation and oxidized cholesterol for you.
November 24, 2018
These days, when people ask me the #1 book I recommend for all things gut, it is, hands down "Healthy Gut, Healthy You" by Dr. Michael Ruscio. Michael Ruscio is a doctor, clinical researcher and best-selling author whose practical ideas have made him an influential voice in functional and alternative medicine. Dr. Ruscio also runs an influential website and podcast at, as well as his clinical practice located in northern California. Show notes:
November 22, 2018
Q&A Episode 392: What To Do When You Can't Exercise, How To Fuel With Ketones For Long Runs, How Endurance Athletes Can Gain Muscle, and Is Heavy Lifting Bad For The Heart? For detailed show notes, including links to resources mentioned in this episode, visit
November 17, 2018
Whether you have kids, plan on having kids, or know kids, you live in a privileged era in which you have the ability to enable the kids in your life to be tiny superhumans who look, feel, think and perform like optimized human beings, and you're about to hear exactly how. For detailed show notes, including links to resources mentioned in this episode, visit
November 15, 2018
It's been awhile since I've talked about the WHOOP self-quantification wristband. Today,  Will Ahmed, the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, is back. At WHOOP, Will works with professional athletes across every sports league, college athletes across every conference, Olympians and the U.S. military. For detailed show notes, including a summary of our conversation and links to everything Will and I talked about, go to
November 10, 2018
Dr. Satchin Panda, a professor at the Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, is author of the new book “The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight”. Dr. Panda’s innovative methods show you how to prevent and reverse ailments like diabetes, cancer, and dementia, as well as microbiome conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, and irritable bowel disease. For complete show notes on this episode, visit
November 8, 2018
Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded. While some attribute this rise to increased awareness and diagnosis, my guest on today's show, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive - approximately 70 vaccine doses by age eighteen. For detailed show notes for this episode, visit
November 3, 2018
Today I welcome back to the podcast Dr. Amy Killen, along with world renowned sexual technique adviser and the “Dear Abby of Hot Sex”, Susan Bratton. Amy is a nationally recognized anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization and longevity. For detailed and robust show notes, including links to everything that Amy, Susan and I discuss in this podcast, visit
November 1, 2018
It's no secret that for quite some time I've been doing a weekly self-administered 30ml "Push IV" (fully legal for athletes, by the way) with a potent cocktail of vitamins and glutathione, along with a weekly NAD IV. The doctor who I've been getting these IV's from is finally making his first appearance on my podcast. For detailed show notes, including links to everything discussed in this episode can be found at
October 27, 2018
I've been getting a lot of questions lately about the mysterious molecule I consume before I eat bread and pasta - a compound that allows me to digest gluten without any of the unpleasant effects that so notoriously occur after a hefty bout of gluten consumption. In today's podcast, I interview the inventors of Gluten Guardian: Matt Gallant and Wade Lightheart. For robust show notes, including links to everything we talk about in this podcast, go to
October 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018, Q&A Episode 391: How Skinny Guys Can Get Big Muscles, Is GHB Safe, and What To Do After High School?
October 20, 2018
My bio on Todd White is extremely short. Fanatical biohacker. Wears the same uniform every day. Starts every morning with 40 minutes of meditation. Eats one meal a day. Drinks a bottle of wine each night. Todd and I have a rich and meaningful conversation about meditation, manifestation, gratitude, fasting, and, of course, everything you need to know about organic wine. For robust show notes, including links to everything Todd and I talk about, visit
October 18, 2018
Today's episode is - after the host of positive feedback I received from my last "solosode" deep dive into how to interpret your own bloodwork - another solosode. Long story short is this... ...I recently tested my liver enzymes and they were shockingly high... I decided to test whether this whole "liver detox" thing actually works... ...and I walk you through exactly what I did (and the relatively shocking results). For detailed show notes, visit
October 13, 2018
Anne Louise Gittleman was one of my first podcast guests ever. Over ten years later, she's back on the show. Ann came to my house in Spokane, WA to talk about her new, amazing book "Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days". For detailed and robust show notes, including links to everything we talk about in this interview, head on over to!
October 11, 2018
When should you take magnesium? How do you test your magnesium levels or know if you have a deficiency? What form of magnesium is best, and are different forms better for different needs, like sleep vs. brain vs. digestion? Those questions and much, MUCH more will be answered in this podcast episode. For detailed and robust show notes on this episode, visit!
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