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A Knee or Hip ‘Replacement’ Without Surgery? It’s on the Horizon
"Protocols coming out in regenerative medicine that that kind of restore and re-grow articulate cartilage which that that layer of connective tissue that covers the end of our bones and allows joints to maneuver in in the past. You know we'd have to get that type of thing resurfaced or get a knee joint replacement which lot times a young person like me. Who's young been pushing. My body really hard for the past twenty years. The idea of getting a joint replacement is not that that Exciting of a prospect especially considering those those joint replacements don't don't last for real long time. This article got into everything from like brand new experimental drugs like one called spree. Fairmont which stimulates cartilage cells. These little carla shells called contra sites to grow it gets into another injectable. Drug called the laura civil servant and that inhibits the proteins that caused like carlucci generation than develop the development of of arthritis. And then it also gets into these really cool procedures like Like an inter office procedure. Where you'd actually take bone marrow out of a patient's say hip and then what you do is you would go in with a with a needle like digital ultrasound. Guided imaging and drill little holes in the in the surface where you see cartilage generation kind of like in the same way you would fertilize lawn and then you just fill all those little holes with the bone marrow and the bone marrow stimulates the new cartilage to grow in a similar ways. You would get if you were literally just like repair. All the cartilage almost like a surgical glue like a surgical cartilage glue
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"Likely to go to the hospital and they may have a little bit of a breakthrough infection. But it's nothing like what would have happened to them if they hadn't been vaccinated and are there any concerns about agitates in the vaccines. I realize that's a difficult question. Because i believe there's aggents like every vaccine that we're getting these days. That's that's a that's a platform. The antibac- community stands upon. Is you know aluminum. Albumin all these all these other things like is there any concern about you know because you and i know you. I know you're wear this because you don't like the concept of suva cooking talking last night and the idea that classics from those bags might degrade you know. It's one of the reasons i use the the stature brand higher grade It's not a plastic but it's kind of similar to the withstands heat. But i know i know you're aware of and concerned about things like micro classics in the human body or toxins or metals. You know you got molecule air filters in your house etc so with you being as aware of. Is it for you kind of an issue where. The benefits outweigh the drawbacks of any events. In the vaccine okay. So we're we're on a and then we'll go to the other ones next. There's no edge events in the mri vaccines okay. And so then for me on the good side just give me a downside but on the good side the marin vaccines i think come into the body the mr is unstable says can get broken down and be gone but it does create an immune response and it creates some cells. That are gonna be ready to protect you. And i think long term. there's no azmin. there's no anything in there. That's going to be triggering any long term thing. I think what you're getting at an all kinda. Maybe we talked about this a little bit. What happens is when you create a big immune response just like what happened in your new that immune response if there was already something else going on can be more intense. So if you already had a scorpion by when you have a big immune response in your knee and it could bend and scorpion bite or something else. You're more likely to have a bigger reaction to vaccine. And so then. Yeah so the the the classic ones is we see if somebody's going to have a crazy reaction to the cove vaccine almost always those people retest them and either have mauled lime one of another handful of irises like epstein barr. Cnbc not a lot of people are talking. So these stealth cohen sections that people have which are quite common mold line heavy metals mycotoxin etc if you get vaccinated. You're far more likely to experience these deleterious side effects. Yeah because what happens. Is those populations of people. And that's a lot of the antibac- community have i've taken care of tons of those patients. Because often they had vaccine triggered a crazy reaction that was because their immune system was in ten out of ten strauss. And so when you're immune systems in hand attend. Strasser evens seven out of ten stress. And then you get something that taps on the shoulder of your immune system and says let's go. We gotta make antibodies and immune system. I sometimes that can be a little too intense. I have a way to turn it off. Then you can be stuck in kevin implemention cycle kinda like you were in your knee but the same thing can happen in your entire body. Okay so do you think it's prudent for someone who was going to get like. Let's see an a vaccine to screening beforehand for some of these stealth co-infections as annoying as that might be as big of an extra step. That might be. Wouldn't you say that'd be like a prudent approach like in terms of best practices. You know it's intriguing but you the testing for all of that stuff is pretty expensive. And if you don't have a clinical indication for that. I probably wouldn't do that. And in general what happens is the other side of the equation. Which has a little bit of a problem is that kovic was somewhat. I would say somewhat and don't take the wrong way somewhat infectious okay but the delta variant is like massively more infectious they say. It's it's more contagious than smallpox. And so what's going to happen. As as this virus continues to grow replicate in primarily the unvaccinated population. What can happen is there's going to be a potential to dramatically worse and we don't know when that's going to happen and so i think from an immune perspective if you can. I think the best course probably is to think about getting vaccinated. But then i think what's gonna happen is and then know that there's going to be an evolution of this stuff but the platforms pretty good and we may end up needing brewster's for the next couple of years even once a year but that may not be that bad of a thing and then we may end up with a very robust immunity against krona viruses from kinda vaccination program now similar to the already existing argument pre cova d- about for example. You know amping up a child's immune system with vitamin d and and and you know seeing them like a western precious diet and exposing them to good floral variety to support. You know the the you know the the the the the the gut by them and the skin biomet cetera. People say well that's just as good as getting a vaccine you know. My kids never gotten smallpox polio. Anything i can fully protected them and you'll hear a lot of people now similar saying well. Why can't we do like you know it was like joe. Rogan was recent figure. You know he did ivermectin and he did like sauna and he got some kind of like i think you may have done some kind of peptide bio regulators like diamond smell and you know a lot of things that people are using as a treatment for kobe but many people are also using those as like turning to the vaccine. Saying why i could. I don't need a vaccine. Because like ivermectin or hydroxy clark clan or some of these things negate the need for 'cause if i get sick they'll just crush the virus therefore don't get vaccinated like what what's your what's your take on that because i know people are going to say the comments section. Why the hell would you do like a vaccination especially people who are more libertarian or conservative or who wouldn't like the idea of a force vaccination. They'll come in and say well. Why wouldn't we just use more natural means to knock this out and just vaccinate the immuno-compromised and the elderly okay. So i don't know joe but i would be a fan. I think it's totally hilarious. And i think what i read in the paper is that he also.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Vaccination so Where do you wanna start now. Okay let's Let's start with the vaccination and so then it's it's super interesting because for me. You know my all the people that i love for the most part of my practice told me we're going to get vaccinated at a lot of them. Were on the fence. And i talked to him and i talked a bunch of men do it. And then as the talked a bunch of the people you're patient gender employs etc into getting vaccination so i talked one hundred percent of my employer into getting vaccinated at it turns out if you're vaccinated as a healthcare provider. Your patients are less likely to get it if they come see you and interestingly i love with barb who's immuno-compromised she had a kidney pancreas transplant. You're under c. By a recent medical definitely falls under the category immuno-compromised person and they the of all people who have a super hard time with covert. They're almost at the top of the list and she's taking medication that blends her system but it turns out if you're vaccinated as healthcare providers date on this. You're less likely to come home if you got exposed to cover it at work and in fact somebody in your family. Okay or were you concerned. I'm curious what vaccination you've got and what kind of concerns you had or do have about what a lot of people are talking about. Which is the lack of what seems to be long term safety data on the current vaccination options for kovin. Okay so this is like a one hundred year pandemic it's And so we're on a very accelerated schedule with the vaccines. I chose the the platform. And i chose the pfizer madonna advisor about the vaccines. And so then. Basically i've got quite a bit of experience with the immune system and immune problems and stuff like this. And what the marin vaccines are is it some marin a that encodes for the spike protein and so when you get the vaccine that vaccine has ma a in. It's wrapped in a little casing to kind of protect it because his party unstable. Which is why i need to be kept cold by the gotta keep super cold so then that gets absorbed into themselves and they take and they put a little bit of spike protein on that only lasts for about two weeks. But when that happens it stimulates your immune system that stimulates actual your whole immune system so simulates the b. cells that make antibodies. But it also stimulates the tesol search and then what happens is a result of that. Is you create an immune response. The immune response has not as intense as with the other vaccines. And so you gotta get two of them so you get one creates a little bit of immune response you wait somewhere between a couple of weeks in a month and you get a second one now. A lot of people are concerned about the idea of the idea that somehow affecting your genetics or causing longer term exposure of the spike protein or many of the side effects that we seem to be seeing with some people who have unvaccinated. Are those fears unfounded or or is there risk in terms of like genetically altering the human body. We use some aren't okay. That is a fantastic question. Mri does not that encoded and cure your dna. So emma rene is just an instruction to print protein. So that mr a vaccine is going to live for few weeks inside you. It's going to instruct cells to make a pro team. It's gonna cause your immune system to go wait a minute. Let's make some antibodies him. Let's focus on this some. Listen memorize this then. You're going to make a bunch of antibodies. We test to see if you're making antibodies in.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"From dry far wines. Biohacking with things like hyperbaric. Oxygen infrared and pm f. along with instructions on how to use all that stuff classes and everything for meditation to kettlebells to ice baz There's yoga there. There's a whole bunch of other speakers. In addition to me and joe joe's wife who's a chef. My wife will be teaching there. My kids will be there. Dr chris shade founder and ceo of quicksilver. Scientific will be there dr. melissa. And dr jason saunders. Experts in hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be there garrett cepeda who's also been a podcast guest of mine who specialized in electrical muscle stimulation. He'll be there. Mike brooks will be there. He's anti-aging sorry. Start that over. Mike birkin's will be there. He's a board certified anti-aging and functional medicine expert. The list goes on and on And there is still time to get in. Just go to room. Goliath dot com forward slash. The dash gathering also put a link in the show notes. So as room are you. Nga life dot com forward slash. The dot gathering in your in what. I'm going to do and i talked about this. A little bit is. We'll kind of do like a part to later on for you guys where we talk about. What's going on with this whole realm of genitive medicine for joints. But i want to give you guys a preview of the type of things that are general medicine. Doc will do. That's kinda unique. And in my case i'll be able to give you guys updates and of course related to these type of joint protocols if you go to to ban group of dennis dot com slash cook. You can leave your comments and your questions and your feedback there and And and pipe in with your own thoughts or or or things that you're wondering about this type of protocol and and then remember we're at the very beginning of a super amazing journey about joints and bone marrow. Demon the stuff type stuff. You know there's protocols where people are putting human growth hormone into joints this actually some protocols testosterone and joints this protocols where you can put peptides of different kinds and adjoins just encourage people to be careful and not go crazy. In combining in general. Almost all of these things do better when they're done individually that the future i think is super exciting in terms of eventually preventing joint replacement. That's the goal. Okay got it so this is going to be super cool and and i. I just had to kind of get a little newsflash out to you guys about regina medicine that is really interesting because kind of pivot here. Big time when i was talking with matt a couple of nights ago or whatever eaten bison rabbi or all sorts of stuff in his freezer. We've been we've been smoking up on the trigger. You started talking about About covert and vaccinations is people inevitably talk about these days when they're huddled over dinner and you know matt's interesting take on it. I want him to share with you because a lot of times i guess what you see. In the functional medicine space in many cases in naturopathy. We caught my call alternative medicine or you know nonstandard medicine. Sometimes you'll see a real real black and white approach and in many cases in the alternative health community or kind of like the naturopathic community or the functional medicine community. People are like Basically vaccinations are horrific and are unproven and come with a lot of potential side effects. You'll see some people focused on just targeting a specific high risk portion of population such as the elderly in the immuno-compromised which i've always thought seems to be reasonable approach and then people will propose a lot of alternative remedies. You'll hear people talking about. I've ever met in and roxie chloroquine and and you know that's that's honestly kind of what i did when i personally had cova and it worked out for me and i never did actually get vaccinated yet. I'm not. I'm not anti vaccine. Just i haven't been comfortable yet with some of the safety data. I've seen and so i just i i haven't gotten not because i'm against the idea of ax down vaccinated. My kids are vaccinated. They use a we didn't extended schedule vaccination with my children. We chose not all the vaccines but some of them particularly those that we felt comfortable getting for international travel. I don't know if i do things differently if i go back over again. But regardless i'm not antibac- some of those guys who super open minded and what's just look at the research and see what's working. What's not so kind of perked up ears when you said that you had its mission takes on on kelvin and.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
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"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Yet bree to one. Take a break check. Work solid stand up single lag wind. Same lake same. Like i like to do is ice. Yup it's crazy right. The stimulant challenge man visuals on your back. Through right life is course now. It's cool that you perform that little skill. Wonky your table. Define all that tells us is. That's a skill that you haven't brown you asked doesn't mean either practice it i mean maybe right ri- closing right now it's not it's not on the brain also. I'm okay with it. So i'm going to take something else. That's different than three audience. We can throw all kinds of stuff. We're gonna mess you mentors so you're our nurses does not or cannot distinguish between types of stress panicle emotional thermal nutritional chemical. It's just knows. I either safe or threaten says your lane here Was checking for sack. Just make sure we're good place cocu left back you good talk back beautiful way to think about if i said fear. Don't verbalize what it has. If i just said fear whenever that is for you dwell on don't want but just thinking about two seconds i in turn out here. We object neurological research. Yeah but then sending love folks in two seconds stat solid coutts right so like all the stuff that you with and tinker with kinda interesting you say fear the first thing because sometimes all form like immediate statements like you said fear. Fear of losing control.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Just started. We just finished the label for pet oil on the cd pet oil with a pumpkin in a while. And they'll they'll just like put a little bit like capital on on dog food or or the cat food or something like that. We had already. If you're still in with dark ages and using dog food and cat food you should be feeding your. You're feeding animals meet because they're carnivores but you could put a little bit of that toyland there too So what do right now. We have a couple of companies the dea in dot food production and they are very interested into getting this cd in their province. So it's coming up also also there's tons of things. I have also mushrooms my compress mushrooms. No kidding geez is nothing that's not technology is for the outside world is under some pressure. Rabbi steak anything out of that. I mean i mean i had taught authoress. I'm just gonna start sending you something. Turn it into like that youtube. Will it blend channel and see see you can press will press the other thing is. I'm kind of curious why you don't have this like avocado. Oil is so popular and so coconut oil. How about avocado and coconut oil. How come you haven't done something like that. I can put coconuts on the way so the thing is you need to change a little bit on the press avocado grank on the big the big stone but also all of our compress olive oil with the stall with a pit net. But it has some right big as this press. Actually if you so me a matter of fact for the people listening. I'm taking if you go to. Ben greenfield dot com slash seed oils. All linked to andrea seed oils and. I think he'll give us like a discount or something. I can toss in there too. You've got you've got this press and your show me a picture of senate to me. So i can put in the show notes for people. So that's beautiful. Holy cow you gotta you gotta send me that photo. I'll put it in the show notes. So what you can see. Also it's extremely clean. Yeah super coin. That looks like a medical facility. Exactly exactly. it's all. Because i have my own stunned it so even if the ucla pool oregon came in the was defying.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"The dot gathering in. You're in so you go find your seeds in different spots choosing the seeds that are grown in the proper conditions. Then you use this special machine that you have and you come back to you. Extract them then you put them in the mirror on bottles and ship them out exactly. So infamy is very important. We have for example. I have the milk is a new product from us. it's I get it straight from the thomas. I trust seat when i got straight on the phone actually to the first one was the fennel so venomous olive oil have what nobody can press the korean. We have to talk about the korean. Yeah well the flax is amazing. By the way the the flavor is great. I know it's it's hugely hugely rich. And those anti-inflammatory fatty acids. I think it's got even more than like When it comes to like like the lignans you know the antioxidants. And also the the la. You know it kind of pair. I i do both i and fish oil now just because i get all the la from the From flaxseed oil. And then i get all my you know. Big amounts of the epa and dha from this fish. Oil that i use. But but it's is one of those things where you know i. I wasn't quite sure how much it take. I've been putting like a capful on my salads or sometimes drizzly into my smoothie. How how much you take. Or how much were you taking when you when you healed your gut using flaxseed oil i mean i have ten minutes from Him i i stand moaning I take because of my problem with the carbon monoxide. What is helping. Really nice is the human. It's also when you when you look up when research could allows also cover. You know what i have.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Don't recall. You don't have to the mirror us so glasses joel company. You mir on mirrow n. right. Yes i'm working with them. I was first. The united states in two thousand eight was using your last for my because i sought or i was on a standing liquid. Okay how liquid works hell. Frequency works is so in order to keep organic material in a nice atmosphere in because my audience are not oxidized by by the process. That means it keeps it. So even if i take an oil of for example i i had one ball like black sesame. I found after four years in i saw. Let me try as she shit up. Very well 'cause i don't feel is also another thing in it was like tasting like the first day and it still had the energy because marijuana's keeps the energy to the frequency and it was very important for me because what we eating today and it's why people getting sick this energy food anymore. So if you don't have your garden if you don't have your own cows goats whatever you you know with the wrong signal. You don't get energy from food anymore. The food in stores. What we buying is dad. We have in hamburg in germany there so huge. It's like almost like city huge. They put a oranges in there. And they keep it under the nitrogen and the dark right. You know how you can call it. Fresh oranges if it's out like that. I would imagine if mcdonald's hamburger can stay on the shelf for like a year without going bad prob- probably while five years. Jeez and he called fresh fruit fresh five year old orange so these these flax these flax seeds that you're using where you're getting your flax seeds flexi king foam custom. So i'm using a a lot from the middle east so for example. I'm not touching anything from china. Okay so i have a lot from the middle east for example the korean and also the human then i have to sunflower comes from ukraine. Have the best soil in the world. That's why they have also the prettiest woman and then on the other hand i have the flexi comes from hostile. Those old east soviet union states countries. They never had any money to put chemicals on soil. that's why they're soil soclean. Hey i want to interrupt today. Show to tell about one of my favorite websites to go to when i want to shop for all things. Water like adding hydrogen to my water. Adding super-duper dent sources of minerals to my water improving metabolic health through some of the crewmax and hydrogen. That have the ability to be able to add to water. This is a website called water and wellness. The guy who runs it is robert slovak. He's one of the top of my father. Who's into water. Roberts like the other guy who i go to. Whenever i need advice on all things water so he launched his website. It's got everything i personally use. The morning can hack my water. Like eddie hydrogen to it and crewmax and kingston. And what he's doing actually conveniently enough. He's got what's called a king tana molecular hydrogen bundle where you get the hydrogen water tablets. You get the keystone minerals. They discount that heavily. You save like twenty five thirty bucks somewhere right around in their views. My code and It's a.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Love it. And i have four. It's nobody else can press. What do you mean. Nobody else compress them. Because of the technology. I own the technology i have four patents on and i i was waiting five and a half years and then finally account they came to pat and so i got the i follow eight weeks ago. So this this engineer or this mechanic they produced a custom built. Press for you and that's still what you use. I bought my own afterwards. How come other people have just build the same kind of press. It gets rid of same issues. Nobody's copycat adieu sent mechanic. I had talks with jomon companies who claim to be having the best press on the world's right so i i was in a before i met this mechanic. I talked to them and try to implement or or describe what. I want to walk this out because at this point i didn't money so i need some help and then descend no no what you want. And it's not possible. So i made things possible. Weady the knowledge engineer will tell you. It's not possible. So when i have those audits off in the engineer language or it's not in the box. It's not possible. But i was always this way when somebody even might coach was telling me it's not possible. I said sit down and watch so. I was always was a challenge for me all the time when somebody says it's not possible. I'm a type of a man who was not accepting impossibilities. I get that. I i think what you said. Was that used you actually at this time that you were developing nece. You started actually drinking to turn it over to the non sorel anti-inflammatory using. Yeah so. I got rid of the medications. I was on thirty three pills. When i had to take every day through these reports but i got all those side.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"There was a couple problems with it but the same was you have to get rid of the screening if you grind to a half mental in the oil and the main problem today with a lot autoimmune disease all what the color i mean. I don't even call it as because snobbery existing but this is what cost is caused by metal in your in your in your body so west metal coming from right so must be somewhere in the food and especially those cold press with mainly they to meddle in. Nobody's talking. I thought i thought they pass it through a filter wash with it. Well actually. This is what. I thought was problematic that they have to wash them with a solvent and that helps to get rid of the metals. But the solvents like heck sane and then when you're consuming the oil you're consuming. A lot of the solvents like the heck seines that are used to to refine oil after the extraction process. This is a totally different process. It's most of the time with alcoholics. Russia it's also in the encampment scree. So it's it's it's it's weird story weird and i never had any interest can smell. Actually when was is off so for example you you probably saw and had the feeling that the oil tastes like the seats. Right the oils are you sent me. Do have a really strong. Because we for example we we subscribe to this company called fresh pressed olive oil so we get like three different all oils each quarter to our house and me and my my sons and my wife will. We'll like olive oil tastings and i actually had some guests over at the house when your oils arrived so i think we had like i mentioned the fennel. The black human. The flax and i think it was the pumpkin seed and i pass them around for everybody to try and people were just like blown away at the actual flavor like they could actually taste the the seat let my favorite was the fennel fennel as digestif and i would like sprinkle salad. You may play. The bottle was too small. I ran out of it super fast. But i mean in terms of just like helping with digestion and this amazing liquorice like flavor and aroma was bomb. No people love it. And i have four. It's nobody else can press. What do you mean. Nobody else compress them. Because of the technology. I own the technology i have four patents on and i i was waiting five and a half years and then finally account they came to pat and so i got the i follow eight weeks ago. So.
The Benefits of Exercise Vs. Diet For Fat Loss
"Now. What's also interesting. Is that another study compared. And this when you're gonna find fascinating. So what they did was. They put people into a negative energy balance. Like you would if you're on a diet or you weren't eating enough calories or you're exercising or exercising and restricting calories and what they found was well what they looked at first of all what they looked at was participants in which they got them into a negative energy balance by having an exercise their way to a negative energy balance so exercising to burn calories and burn a greater number of calories. And you're taking in caloric restriction to do the same thing or combining exercise with caloric restriction. Now here's what's interesting when we look at visceral fat which is arguably one of the types of fat stats of particular concern because it is the type of fat that's associated with an increase in metabolic risk and you compare that to the amount of subcutaneous fat loss. Which is you know. That's more the battle on your arms. Your legs less less problematic when it comes to chronic disease risk factors what the findings were was that all the groups that experience a negative energy balance through either clark restriction or exercise loss fat but the group that achieved all of their weight loss via exercise lost the most amount of the visceral fat even more than the people who got the negative balance through a combination of exercise and calorie restriction. So this kind of shows you that. I mean from a fat loss and particularly a decrease in a problematic type of fat trying to get the the best way to do. It is via movement not just dieting and even movement alone seems to be able to do and this is probably because skeletal muscle can act in different organs just like hormones. Skeletal muscle secretions action. Different hormones are in different organs so those molecules called myo canes and their secretion is influenced by exercise for example i'll six which is a site. Akina gets a created by your muscles. During exercise that promotes we know this visceral adipose tissue loss in response to exercise possibly even related to that vesicles signaling effect that i brought up earlier that they've just studied and found but i mean if you're in a scenario where like dieting is not an option. Whatever maybe it's a highly social scenario or your family union on vacation or whatever you can still stave off all of the nasty fat accumulation. That's the most problematic kind of fat accumulation through just exercise actually beats out dieting. Jeff was super interesting
Study Reveals the Secret to Longevity in Japanese Centenarians
"To ancient things. A new study is pop. The is a japanese study and his japanese study was looking at a group of japanese centenarians. Who seem to have these seemingly magical powers. They have an average age of one hundred seven amongst the healthiest longest living humans on earth protected from chronic diseases that that inevitably haunt a lot of the rest of us as we age like obesity and diabetes hypertension and cancer. But what they found these people that really stood out was the trillions of microbes that lived in their gut It wasn't the amount of the microbes but it was. It was the composition of those gut bugs. The composition of those gut bugs basically. They had a bacterial signature. Those similar to the strains of bacteria in in each and every single one of the centenarians but a lot of them had a very similar microbiome in one strain in particular stood out and it was type of bile acid. Okay or is it a bacteria that synthesizes bile acid now bile acids what you might know. Is this kind of boring bodily fluid that's commonly known for digesting fats. But it's now being called as a class of entering hormones hormones that go beyond their classic role in fat digestion and absorption. So what they found. Is that these bile. Acids helped to protect sensitive gets infection and other environmental stressors. So it's really interesting because we know that that the gut bile acid content to decrease a little bit as one ages in the secondary by lasts a really powerful so they've done studies in mice before they looked at the these these microbiomes humans and they found that the gut bile acids to regulate immune cells and prevent some dangerous microbes from taking over the gut. And what a what they looked at in the seniors a particular group of gut bugs called or owed oral back to rasaie adora backdoor and that turned out this little bile acid called eyeso- aloe lithocholic acid or eyeso- aloe
How Ben Greenfield Exercises & His Workout Philosophy
"Have a background in bio mechanics and exercise physiology right. That's that's what. I did my master's degree in university of idaho. And so i like to. I like to chunk the programs that create. and and so. If you're listening in this is what you need to step back and ask yourself about your fitness program. I like to include certain components that that specifically focus on core buckets of fitness. So the first would be strength. Like every fitness program needs a lifting heavy shit type of component. Now that can include lighter weights to failure that can include blood flow restriction training right which we actually included in the latter's program has an option to simulate or to trick the muscle into thinking that it's under heavy load that can include super slow strength training with a slightly lighter load like ten to thirty second up ten to thirty second down which is fantastic for for for bringing a muscle to failure at a low risk of injury with a minimum effective dose of exercise like a super slow full body. Strength training workouts. Like fifteen to twenty minute workout and it can also include traditional strength right. Squats dead lifts overhead presses preferably for all of those. I like to use unless someone's going through rehab physical therapy or they're really kind of aesthetically going after certain body parts you know it's like bicep curls or calf raises or whatever. I like everything to be multi joint as much as possible on my programs. You don't have leg day you don't have stomach day. You know triceps and biceps day. That works for a bodybuilder. Who's got like two to four hours a day to spend in the gym and completely crush each of those individual body parts and i used to be a bodybuilder. I used to experiment with that stuff. And and i've realized that if you want the minimum effective dose of exercise every workout is full body right. When was the last time that you used your body and it was just lower body or just upper body or you're trying to play a game of tennis and it was just triceps right. So there's a functional component and also a time saving component. When you're not doing body parts sweats newsroom. Full body instead.
Discovering Purpose Through Talent
"If you've identified that you're naturally good at certain skills then. I think that weaving those into your career will leave you feeling a little bit more. I guess in the zone or self actualized or even just more productive and impactful with what it is that you're doing or what is it that you've been called to do when i say. What is it. You've been called to do what i mean. By that is everybody was born with a with a unique skill set and and a purpose based on that skill set that i would say would be a calling right like basically You know in my case you know reading writing teaching love for the the human body and brain physical culture. I woven all those together into writing cookbooks. And studying the human body and teaching others via via podcast books or blogging. Or what have you. And i feel like time goes by really fast. When i'm doing that. I feel like i'm in the zone when i'm doing that. I'm happy at the end of the day. When i'm doing all that and i feel as though i am i. I am heating that call. That was born with Myself my wife and my twin boys who are thirteen now every night we we meditate also meditate in the morning our our morning meditation all based around what is grateful for and who it is who you wanna pray for help or serve or send positive emotions to that day who it is. We really want to be there for that day. But in the evening we engage in self examination and purpose self-examination being playing your entire day like a movie in your mind watching yourself in the third person like a character in the movie and identifying. What did i do good. What could i have done better. And where was i most connected to. My. life's purpose where i feel most purpose field and it's really just exercise because the way that i explained it to my son's is watch yourself watch that character in the movie and ask yourself when in my rooting for them. One of my fist pumping for them. What are they might making the right decisions. And and when do i really feel like the hero of that movie. That movie of the day and that is the type of practice that you use to answer that question. What have i done good this
Venture Capitalist Keith Rabois Describes His Typical Cardio Workout Routine
"What would typical work look like for you like if you were going to do specifically a cardio workout designed to enhance two-minute recovery or or some flavor of interval training whether whether you want to describe what you're doing a barry's bootcamp or what you might be doing on your own. What loaded typical workout. Actually be for you. Sure capable workouts not fifty minutes. And it's probably subdivided roughly half into cardio in roughly half into resistance training with weights. And the i'd swap back and forth every called every six to ten minutes between the two so imagine two or three sets of each the cardio component would typically be a mix of jog runs. Sprint job runs french jog run sprint. So during the heart rate up. Max bring it back down not all the way but to you know so where you can breathe normal rows of normally and then spring back up and then bury the incline. Sue tried to the same fight on a plot ground surface and you guys sprint faster. Typically but then increased incline and try to maintain as much of the speed. And then there's different cycle is sector qatar's up and down. You can bury adler thirty seconds. Thirty seconds at the highest intensity or sixty six high-intensity mean or if i i kinda rotated that around somewhat for mental variety unless you're how much physical training really requires us but Up in synchronized to music. So i think music is gonna be darius active from premium performance. It also is very effective for improving Emotional tolerance of intensity training which is related on a lot of good studies. Deflecting in a nice book written by Professor mcdougall at stanford called the joy of movements out of the research on the fact of music on a particular kinds of music athletic performance. So i this is. My workouts are synchronized with like. Eds style music.
How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports
"Certainly experimented with a lot more more different approaches than just ten to twenty milligram dose of of cbd in writing this book. And i i really thought jus- i like one of the most entertaining. Parts of the book in the early sections was something i was totally unaware of. And that's something called the four twenty games. I didn't know there was such a thing. But i was kind of chuckling reading that section of the book and i'm curious what were the four twenty games those kind of have to do with your initial inspiration for writing this thing. Yeah by that time. I had been using cannabis for a long time personally and had been using it As a runner for maybe about a year at that point and as journalists there been so much to cover in terms of events or news and so for the poor twenty games when it was touring around america in came through boulder was really just another assignment That i had you know. I was curious about other people doing the same thing that high abeille believed i discovered and a lot of people had that story like they thought they were the only ones who like to get high and workout but in terms of a games as competition for twenty games isn't really like it. It's not comparable to the olympics or or any sort of organized sport. It's it's it's more just a An exhibition of of kind There was a four point. Two mile fund. Run run the boulder reservoir when i went there My understanding is that they have bigger events out in la that are a little more competitive But it was there that i met a recall into a wound up being one of the central characters of my book. He's a A very accomplished ultra marathon runner here in colorado and he was kind of one of the celebrity athletes at the port. Twenty games had come out and do the fun run and talk to people and then after the run there were a lot of tables with all of these different products. Couldn't sell any thc products. But there were a lot of non psychoactive products. They're in really. It was my first entry point to this side of the industry Because the cannabis industry have been around for a few years by that point in their been loads of different types of events but a lot of them were kind of more of the high times stone or culture type events not like exercising athletes. You mean right. Even though that's culture existed at and i don't think it was quite as cohesive because of that fact that a lot of people didn't know that the others who are doing the same thing that they were But when i was out there. I met a lot of people who are like. Yeah i like to smoke a joint and then go lift weights. Or i like to take an edible and then go run a trail so that was one of the early moments where i was like may be more than just a quirky thing that i do or that a handful of people do it may be something. That's actually quite popular and profoundly under
A New Way to Build Muscle? the Benefits of Using an Electrostimulation Suit
"Or i folks so in recent weekly roundup i. I reported on what i think. I called in the roundup. Possibly the world's most efficient new way to work out. And i told you to get ready for the next frontier of something called electrical muscle stimulation which is also known as ems. And i've done podcasts. On coma stimulation before. I've done articles on used it from muscle retraining of for recovery of it for building strength. But it's always been an issue because you gotta like get all these electrodes and put a bunch of gel on them and put them in areas of the body and precisely place them according to where the manual instructs you to and then they all have a bunch wires hanging off of them that you get tangled up in while you're working out and don't get me wrong. Those units work but by the time i guess setup for workout. It's like ten fifteen minutes. And by the time i take everything off. It's another like five to ten minutes. And so i was. I was my my ears. Perked when my friend martin was over my house and he had the suit in a bag that he brought with him and he pulled it on and it looked like a suit that worn in new york city once for an electrical muscle stimulation workout. But that suit. I wore new york city. Stalled wires coming off at this thing. He just pulled on flipped open his ipad and it automatically stems your body like full body workout without you doing anything except like pulling this suit on and so i got one and i've been using it and it's a total game changer. Literally just pull on the suit. You select from any of the workouts on the app in this personal trainer. Walks you through the whole workout which which is actually a functionally workout like squats inside lunges and presses and cardio movements power movements but the intensity gets automatically adjusted as you go so the trainers kind of making it harder as you go. Even though if it's super too much simulation for you can kind of adjust it and it is one of the coolest time hacks for exercise. I've discovered in a long time this like as seen on. Tv get's six pack abs. You're sitting on. The couch is like full-on like athletic. Functional training that you can do with a full body electrical muscle stimulation suit. And i would say my only complaint about it is that it makes you sore. Because you're using all these muscles used before and your overriding. Some of your brain's tendency to hold back a
Using Minimal Effective Dose to Maintain Your Strength, Endurance, and Muscle Size
"Got one other for you before we open it up to this week's q. In this was in the national journal strength conditioning research and kind of related to what. I was just talking about but rather than maintenance of weight loss. This one looked into maintenance of muscle maintenance of muscle and so the title of this particular study was the minimal dose of exercise so for all time hackers. Hopefully your your your ears perked when you heard that the minimal those of exercise needed to preserve endurance and strength over time. So what these folks looked into was all the different studies. This is a narrative review. They looked at all the different studies out there. That show you know once you once you've kind of gotten the body you want or the muscle you want gotten to the state of fat loss or fat loss maintenance that you want. How do you continue that over time. And there are some really really good practical applications in this particular study. This wouldn't necessarily be to improve performance but this would be to maintain performance. And it's less than what you would think like if you're as fit as you want to be but you wanna maintain that. Let me give you a few examples. So let's say short term endurance. So so you wanna maintain your fitness for for short-term darts usually be like playing sports tennis soccer basketball etc. It would appear that you can do about thirteen minutes per session at around two sessions per week at around sixty to eighty percent intensity and actually maintain your short term endurance very effectively for a long duration of time for long term endurance. Right like being able to go for long periods of time such as you might have accomplished after running a marathon or triathlon. Or something like that. Basically for that you can get away with about twenty five to thirty minutes per session okay. Twenty five to thirty minutes per session as long as you're maintaining his high in exercise intensity as possible during that steady state. Twenty five to thirty minute session. Who is shockingly low like. Let's say you've gotten yourself being like ride a bike for sixty miles and then you just wanna maintain that because you're going into work mode and you've got like eight weeks where you know. You got trained that much. You can literally maintain that with twenty five to thirty minutes for a session and in this case again. We're talking about a couple of times a week two times per week for video to match what your maximum oxygen capacity again if you can maintain your maximum sustainable pace and this was very similar for about thirteen to fifteen minutes at around one session per week. That's enough you to maintain your view to max.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"They showed us his video that i thought was a cheesy commercial about a girl out in high school. You know is them right. Love notes to each other and him. Like carving something in her and passing notes back and forth in class and kind of standing around near the cafeteria chatting and and at the very end of the video. This this dude. What one of one of their Fellow students barges into the the the big room in the school where they're standing with a gun and proceeds to to begin with a school shooting and then they play the video again and the entire video that you thought was a commercial for a dating service or something. If you pay attention in the background you can see the same kid like as the as the couples visiting the library. He's in the background. Has his laptop open to some gun channel and he another video. He's like drawing violent imagery in the background during an art class or something and youtube video. And you're like holy cow like like if you actually know what to look for then you can identify these type of people and hopefully shut down a situation before it becomes violent preferably. But ma'am i was sitting there in classic delicate dummy when they played that video again and like how do how do i not even see stuff like this because i like to think that i you know i i hunt. I've got some nature awareness going on. You know i meditate. I'm not one of those guys who's always sucked into the screen on my phone but man that that was that was an eye opener for me and then we proceeded and i would love for you to unpack this a little bit over the next few days to actually take that situational awareness and i'm fine if you want to explain to people what that is or take a deeper dive into that as well but we we took that situational awareness and then proceeded to learn a whole bunch of cool skills and that's my rabbit hole but walk walk us through what what kind of like a typical sheepdog course looks like if someone registered shows a piece of beautiful music written by rachmaninoff for hull. The big moments are the opening the crescendo in the close so we frontload at a she response course with what we think is the most impactful block of instruction which is the situation awareness Ben as you learned the loop the observe orient decide and act the thing that takes the longest you might be the fastest out of the holster. And you might be the best fighter. You might have skills with all the equipment. You have the coolest gun in the coolest night but the thing that takes the longest is your brain's ability to process. What's happening around you. You know when you look at the boston marathon bombing. A gyna- blocks sweatshirt walked up to the finish line of the boston. Marathon he set down a backpack and in that backpack was pressure cooker in that pressure cooker. Obviously we know what happens but around there. How many people do you think been saw what was happening. There people saw the headset back. Ten twenty thirty. If they couldn't process what they saw now having seen presell indicators in understand what i think is gift. Fear a great book by gathered a becker where he talks about what. You're gonna give the fear yet. Gift to fear he just talks about. We have forgotten and we have lost so much inherent skill. That six cents. If you have kids you know there's times where my kids will will be around somebody you you know like hey go see high in. They're like i don't. I don't wanna go say hi. You're like okay. Don't say hi. i don't know what it is that my kid sees that person but they haven't been culturally the construct of society hasn't taught them that whatever that is inside of that fear that that's not okay. They're still acting and responding in it in it in mike. Okay absolutely or your or your your one hundred percents. Will we have that stuff. We've just we've just society has tried to society is try to tell us that it's not okay to profile. It's not okay to look out and be like that person that sitting in the parking lot underneath the the the lampposts. That has no light bulb. And he's watching people come in and out of the store. This probably nothing wrong with him. As a matter of fact i should feel pathetic and sympathetic to whatever trouble that person has had in their life. Try and you know. Ignore that that's happening. When in truth we should recognize that is a potential threat in that if my wife is getting into her car without without me being there after shopping. And she's you know opens a door unlocks it in person. According to the car behind her right behind her and says hey drive us to the secluded area. What happens to my wife is going to happen. She saw all the pre so indicators but she intentionally ignore them in a lot of times we try and talk ourselves out of it so that situation awareness component is why we start of course with it and that is that is why we hammer so hard on getting your brain to work. And it's it's not like situational paranoia right. it's no because that's what i was afraid of. When we going through all that. I'm like i'm never gonna be able to just walk into a cocktail party and relax again but but it's as you referred to a little bit earlier. You briefly alluded to this idea of competence and just that idea of being almost like unconsciously competent. When you walk into a room and even even your your sub-conscious spinning away and able to process potential threats potential exits potential people. That aren't acting the way that that you might expect. A normal person act in in a situation like that so it's not as though you're paranoid i never wanna give people the impression this is about you know walking everywhere biting your nails looking fearfully around it's more dislike being frigging where i actually think it's free Pity people that live in fear in their living in fear because they they don't have the skills at first skills that situation awareness and then obviously all of the other ones have defensive tactics and and one of the tools and caring. But i mean really. If there's something that i'm worried about mitigate it with a measure so then i can continue to live right. I of course worry about my children and my teenage daughters. That are that are in college. And what can i do and try to protect them from a third in in college a third of women are sexually assaulted in college third so like what what are measures that i can put in place to try and protect those young women as they're going through you know a great days of their life to make sure that they're protected here. When i'm traveling. What can i do to make sure that my wife and my one year old of my six year old or safe and it's not so that i'm living in fear it so that they can live with freedom and no paranoia that they could just be comfortable and know that they're safe and i think safety is is is one of the key motivators of why we do these things it so that you can live free now now. There's a couple of times. I'm at rabbit hole a little bit here and ask you practical question. So just so someone can wrap their head around the idea of someone who's been trained as a sheepdog with situational awareness. Say walking through walmart. You mentioned Just a few minutes ago about what you have on you like if you tim kennedy and you might be an extreme example. I suppose but let. Let's even just say the average sheepdog having gone through. Your course were walking through walmart. In addition to being situationally aware what do they actually have on their body or in their in their bag that if shit hit the fan would allow them to react as an appropriately trained sheepdog..
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"It and the guy you know to to get blown fees on my dad. Would you know if the dad was a regular police officer working regular hours you know. He shouldn't be available during the day so if he's calling during the day so there's this script that we had to go through about how answer where my dad was and who he was and what he was doing it just to add levels to my dad's covert cover. You probably grew up petrified about sneaking a cigarette into the backyard. oh no this sharpened and honed. My tradecraft true. I still got away with stuff that most kids didn't get away with with a dad that was trained to do this. One of the only ten year olds in the neighborhood smuggling smuggling narcotics in in a condom in your whole not not literally played eight. My dad was a candy. Go into this parking garage and find out if you can break into this yellow camaro. That's in there and try to find out whose name is on the registration because have warrant to get in there. And i was like. Oh yeah sure like not even as this is eight years old now with some that six blows my mind that these things were happening there but at the end of three days. You are on a trajectory. And i'm complimenting you and applauding you not everybody takes ownership of the process. Well you you you wouldn't you wouldn't be complementing so my draw speed. You're aware of it right. And that's a big part of it and as you walk into the grocery store like you're seeing in you're seeing all these things around you right now. It's conscious thought that you do it the less time you're going to have to spend on it so to answer question. What if she response Sheepdog came from colonel grossman. He wrote some some great books one of them on killing but this was a metaphor a parable about three different groups of people. One is the sheep regular everyday living your life like not in a derogatory way that i think the left and the right use the word sheep but just just people living right. They're gonna eat grass. They're gonna make little sheep and they're just living a regular life and then there's the predators the wolves that are looking for the week ones of the society of the herd the flock to go and kill to provide some wolf's instances just satisfaction because they don't even need the meat they just want to kill and then there's a sheep dog the sheepdog has way more in common with the wolf has canines. It has a digestive system. That's designed to to process. Meet it can has all the predatory skills of of a wolf. It hasn't musculature of wolf at the bone structure will wolf but the thing that separates it is. It loves the sheep and the sheep. It's flock is what it is is. They don't even know why. But that is their sole purpose for existence is to protect the flock and that is the name but the process came from. I'm a green beret in when i was over in iraq and afghanistan. I'm fighting the worst. What i thought was the worst dudes on the planet hunting down. We're part of the task force. That killed zarqa we. There's bin laden leader of the taliban. There's cowie leader of al qaeda in iraq and it's part of the task force that killed him And we're over there. And while i was over there there were shootings happened in the united states. School shootings active shooters and it was like it was gut punches raw mcmahon. I'm over here doing this. I'm walking down the halls that are filled with giants just absolute heroes barrel chested freedom I argue that pulled out a night and slit one of these guys arms open red white and blue would just pour out of arms. Got that that that that navy seal stash was. What's the handlebar. Yeah cannibal show list jaws just looked so stoic a little chins you know there is a stele. Every look they make is blue steel. I'm joking but i'm not 'cause like this is just all of them. Look and we're sitting here watching these things happen in the united states and frustrated like. Why can't one of us be there. why can't i. Tim kennedy be sitting in the movie theater in aurora when some prick walks in on the preview the debut of batman starts mowing people down. But why can't i be in the theater on that night on untrained. Nobody that doesn't know anything about really how to do. Violence and before the door opens throws flash a flash bang or a gas grenade. And i'm like sean right for you. That's fun what what most people would find terrifying. What what arguably someone who may have been through sheepdog course might at least be able to keep somewhat of a of the head on their shoulders about like you. You wanted to be able to put people in those type of situations but there weren't there weren't thousands of us. There weren't but now four years into this so that was that was the inception is can i show green beret. First and foremost we are forced multiplier. So you the taxpayer pays me the green beret. Go to places behind enemy lines and tran train friendly forces that believe the same thing that we believe in democracy and capitalism and we know they don't like terrorists we're going to go over and find friendly forces that want to fight the taliban we're going to help them and empower them and if i can do that overseas. Why can't i do that in the united states so we came back with this new vision of going to empower the american people. You know if you go back to seventeen. Seventy three seventeen seventy four. A tyrannical government was like we're gonna tax you on this t- and we're like no you're not. We're going to do what we want. And all of us are a bunch of studs that carved our existence out of the wilderness. And we're going to fight you for it and then we have a revolution. That's the beginning of who we are as as rebels but every individual american bad ass. You know like they. They're gonna fight bears in the wilderness with a nice now. We're talking about josh jumping out with. A spear that was just like a tuesday. Mel gibson the patriot and not an exception. Just the american so then not that. We're a soft society now but we have had. It showed good for the past seventy years that with forgot. Would it looks like to be worried to be scared and to Have to struggle. Meant what a great blessing that we've been so fortunate as a country but now there's wolves knocking on our doorstep. There's there's predators that are prowling in the woodlined looking at us and in countries that are our peers that want to do evil to us and that they're earn powering people here to do evil and then we have this disgusting week coward of the oklahoma serial killer whether it's an active shooter a school shooting the serial killer that is looking for the opportunity to kill as many people as he can for whatever reason. I don't care what the motivation is whether it's a radical muslim or a crazy christian or a depressed kid like i. I want to address those issues and hopefully prevent them. But i also want to be ready for whoever that person is whenever they walk into that christmas party in ventura and they start trying to shoot people. We have now trained nine thousand americans and next year. We're in a train. Another twenty one hundred man every year following. We're going to add to that and there's going to be tens of thousands of people like you. That are dry. Firing that have situation awareness. That are walking into a grocery store or not looking. They're not looking at their phone. Is up with a weapon knowing that my family and those around me are going to be safe to protect because i'm here right. And that was the beginning of sheepdog response. And it's kind of funny because it's not funny but it's it's meaningful that you know what i discovered. I think the first night of that course. We're watching some videos. You know it was one of the few times when we just got to sit around for some classroom time. That was the thing about a three hour long situation awareness course and they showed us a video and i became starkly aware of my own lack of situational awareness..
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Hundred milligrams of caffeine not a five hundred milligram. Pop your eyeballs out and smoke out your ears. Pre-workout drink like a little bit of caffeine in the afternoon seems to enhance fat-burning more than you have your caffeine in the morning. I think this is notable because one one thing of pondered about a little bit is why we drink coffee in the morning. Aside from its magical effect on the ease of a morning bowel movement when in the morning is sunlight hits our eyes and as we wake and katie and rhythm begins. We have this natural cortisol response. That dictates metabolism gets a jump. Start even without coffee early in the morning and theoretically if you're trying to keep yourself from getting tolerant to coffee or keep yourself from engaging in excess coffee intake it would seem that you could theoretically perhaps have decaffeinated coffee or tea or some type of adapted jank mushroom or something like that in the morning and then save your caffeine intake for the afternoon evening particularly for goals are fat loss and you would see an actual increase in fat oxidation by using this type of approach now. Furthermore as a reported in a podcast recently it appears that for pre pre-workout drinking your caffeine is actually not as advantageous as chewing on some type of caffeinated gum or or like a caffeinated lawson or something along those lines now. one thing. You might find interesting. That i've personally been experimenting with is. You may recall dr craig. He's guy to my podcast before he's a guy who makes these like fast vitamin issues. That he sends out. He's a guy who sent me like any d- ivy's before he's one of the cool physicians who i have in my back pocket. Who i think is a real brilliant guy. He actually recently developed a gum in the gum is super interesting. So the ingredients are any d- right which boosts atp and your nervous system allows for a higher concentration in motto andrea increases atp levels in the might of qendra about twenty five milligrams of any in this gum and then it's got about twenty five milligrams of caffeine at microdosing caffeine that i alluded to which is enough to improve things like concentration. Focus alertness arousal. Fat oxidation your workout performance. But it's a low enough amount towards not gonna block these receptors that would lead to increased wakefulness late into the day and then he puts about ten milligrams like microdosing. Cbs in there. Which is a little bit of a new tropic of itself helps to protect brain cells little bit of an anti inflammatory. And so i've actually been popping piece of this gum in the afternoon to experiment with this saving caffeine for late in the day and then i'll have some key on declawed coffee or some mushroom tea or something like that in the morning. Also like this. This ca- couty made by company called mike akao and it actually seems to to work pre effectively in terms of like an afternoon or early evening workout boost and it seems to work better when i don't have much caffeine earlier in the day and this latest study on the increase of caffeine and maximal fat. Oxidation the caffeine is consumed in the afternoon. Seems to back that up a little bit so i thought that was interesting. You can check the linked to that gum in the show. Notes all hunted down and linked to it. If you go to ben greenfield tennis dot com slash. June solo sewed. Cool study about the timing of your caffeine. There was also an interesting study about omega. Three fatty acids and this one's going to be interesting for those of you who who especially have babies or are expecting or know someone who's expecting it was a systematic literature review on the intake of epa in dha like fish oil when it comes to birthweight healthier babies now basically in a nutshell. Our i guess. I should say an official shell. What they found was that dha and epa supplementation in women who were expecting resulted in higher offspring. Birthweight wait in childhood. Now i've always with any of the women who i work with who i'm helping out with their with. Their meal plans with their nutrition even with their postpartum meeting help support more breast milk production healthier babies at etcetera. I've always recommended to them. What's called a west and a price diet which is a diet rich. In fatty acid coconut oil in different forms of of fish fermented foods lots of organ meats. And almost the type of diet that one would want to eat for really good hormonal support and arguably even either weight gain weight maintenance or or muscle mass or hormone balance or all. The things that this diet is indicated for very clean very cool diet not necessarily like fasting or weight loss diet but man oh man for healthy babies and healthy mothers and this literature review definitely shows that if you are a mom in you're expecting even more so if you're like vegan vegetarian you should really go out of your way to get a lot of epa in dha in your diet. One thing that. I actually get in pouches and all. I need this myself. I don't just recommend it to women who are expecting but also i. I enjoy a sauce that will put on steaks or put on salad. There's this company called serenity baby foods. I found him a couple years ago and what they do. Is they make baby food. But they have these flavors like wild caught salmon with squash all their baby. Foods have is really good. Amounts of olive oil wild caught salmon organic beat organic. Butternut squash grass-fed grasp finished meet vegan or vegetarian varieties to like their organic routes..
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Don't believe that death is necessarily inevitable. And i this a great deal in great detail talking about the naked mole rat and the hydra jellyfish. The bow head wale in my book. Boundless i it seems longevity is largely determined by species anatomy and lifestyle but based on all the data that we have to date it would appear that at this point. Theoretically the limit on human lifespan is about one hundred. Ten to one hundred fifteen years old. And i would be surprised if that significantly increases anytime soon. It will be interesting to see what happens to this. You know increasing prevalence of bio hackers who are spending their existence in hyperbaric chambers. Cryotherapy chamber is pumping into their veins and getting stem cell infusions guilty as charged. However i really can tell you that based on everything. I've seen one hundred ten to one hundred fifteen seems to be around the maximum life span and and. I think that's interesting. I'm going to link to an article about this. John coma and inland jetty in. But if you want to sit back and have a glass of port cigarettes and chocolate and have fun with a lot of people have big family. Dinners laugh lot. Make a lot of friends. It may actually be a better way to live than spending your life. Fasting cold libido list hanging out in an ice bath or at least you should strike a balance between the two in my opinion now a onto another kind of special diet and i thought this was quite interesting. They looked into the the knights templars. So these were templar knights that were associated with exceptional longevity. So it was an order of knights. I believe it was back in about the thirteen hundred's who had compulsory dietary rules that may have contributed to their long lives and their good health. I thought it was interesting going through and actually reading what it was that these folks these these nights actually eight so it was a balancing act between the type of fasting that say monks in those days might do along with the type of provision that a night living a more active military life would actually need to engage in because you can't crusade or joust on a fully empty stomach twenty four seven so the way that these nights were fed was three times a week. They were permitted to eat meat. And on sundays everyone ate meat together with the higher up members permitted both lunch and dinner with some kind of roast animal. Like beef or ham or bacon the salt or seasoning to cure the meat but mondays wednesdays and saturdays they all eight these more spartan vegetable filled meals like two or three meals vegetables or other dishes eaten often with bread and sometimes it would include milk and eggs cheese. They ate a lot of portage. Pota g. e. which is made with oats pulses g- rules and fiber rich vegetable stews in their gardens. They grew fruits and vegetables. Mediterranean produce figs almonds pomegranates olives and corn not gmo corn of course but just regular old corn probably the teeny tiny variety back before we genetically modified corn significantly once a week on fridays. They had a lengthy fast no eggs no milk no animal products. They relied on dried and salted fish or dairy or egg substitutes made from almond milk and the week and the sick amongst the knights were actually encouraged to abstain from these fast and they got meet flesh birds and oliver other food they believed would bring him good health to return them to their fighting shape as soon as possible. They all drank wine but wine was also restricted. Alcohol was not taken an excess but in moderation which is interesting because you see this across a lot of the blue zones as well and even in that john comment lady. I was talking about earlier. There were often mix the wine with different cocktails of antiseptics like aloe vera and hemp and palm and all sorts of different herbs and spices. So why unusually had a lot into it. That went beyond just wine now. I think this is interesting because a few things. Stand out to me first of all. They had like these fast feast fast cycles meaning. They had certain days where they were protein restricted and certain days where they went heavy on protein. Those who are sick or injured of course gotten more of those amino acids more of those proteins. They had low to moderate amounts of alcohol. They had a wide variety of plants grains herbs and spices and really not necessarily myopic diet pure carnivore pure urban core but rather more of a focus on cycling between the amount of calories they would consume and the amount of protein that they would consume now. of course there's only so much that we can learn from epidemiological data like this versus hard. Core human clinical research. I guess i. I play some importance on the idea that we can learn from our ancestors from cultures up charges the blue zones and a link to the full article on the knights templars. But i think probably my biggest takeaway from this and something. I personally focus on is. I will have some days especially my heavier training days. My templar knights sword swing day so to speak. We're actually we'll have more rubai steaks and liver and heavier meats pork loin and pork ribs and pork belly the beef pork wild game type of approach and then on my lighter days. I actually do a lot. More vegetables. herbs spices fish eggs etc glass of organic wine or a mix of cocktails and bidders at the end of each day and then all typically have one day where i eat very light often. I'll do a twenty four hour. Dinnertime to dinnertime fast a couple of times a month. I definitely have periods of time. Where i train in a calorie restricted state over twelve to sixteen hour intermittent fast. And i just think that the these are interesting things that we can learn from these types of populations so a link to that article. But i think you'd find it interesting. How the knights templars actually eight art. We're going to shift a little bit now and talk about one research. Study that i thought was interesting. Caffeine's effects on fatty acid oxidation. Aerobic capacity when you had caffeine in the morning versus the afternoon. So this was a study that appeared in the journal of the international society of sports nutrition. And what they did. Was they tested win. The body responds best to caffeine particularly related to fat oxidation to whole body fat oxidation during exercise. Now it turned out that saving your caffeine for later. In the day as a micro some say micro dose somewhere around the range of one hundred to two.
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"On this episode of the ben greenfield fitness. Podcast turns out that there is a distinct link between exercise and a sense of purpose. This is probably why exercise is also associated with a reduced rate of depression just overall higher profile of mood states scores overall by program your subconscious to just dwell upon that person. It's as though you're helping them out subconsciously throughout the day and then finally at what point in the day was that character me most connected to my life's purpose performance nutrition longevity ancestral living biohacking and much more. My name is ben greenfield. Welcome to the show. Are i folks. Visit the magical moment. My brand new pretty unique kind of weird cookbook is ready. I say weird. Because it's just chock full of all these crazy in unique mashups of molecular gastronomy and biohacking and superfoods along with recipes from from my wife from my kids It's an epic bounty of mouthwatering taste. Bud entertaining goodness. And i think the the luscious photo spread throughout are pretty darn cool as well. It's a beautiful cookbook. It's big it's beautiful. It's chock full of all the crazy unique recipes. You hear me talking about making you know on instagram and podcast articles. Now it's all done for you. It's all spelled out. You can eat the way. I do from the comfort of your own home using the same type of foods that i eat. So here's the deal in the final weeks leading up to the cookbook launch. I'm running some pretty darn cool promos. So i have a few partners who have partnered up with who are going to be giving away a ton of extra goodies like four thousand dollars worth of extra goodies if you preorder the cook book before general..
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Well unless you've been living under a rock. You probably know salt isn't bad for you or at least it's kind of been increasingly less vilified than perhaps it was in the past. I've talked about on podcast before. how yes. Sometimes there's an issue with with isolated high amounts of sodium chloride like you might find you know processed and packaged foods or table salt but ultimately salt is is not only not that bad for you but It's something that i have used in copious amounts in terms of In mineral form in good salts like kona black salt and celtic salt in colima salt. Ever since i was raising ironman triathlon and i figured out that the the pounding in my ears and difficulty i had getting to sleep at night after a day of training nearly vanished. When i just like through all the silly rules. I'd been doctrine. Aided with during my college nutrition studies out the window. Embrace salt and just started like salting on my food and using minerals. And just like we're into my diet a lot more banishing any any potential thoughts of high blood pressure which did not manifest but the the improvements in sleep were profound and now i'm totally on the sole bang ban. We do like king. Tom minerals and salt. Everything people have come over my house and they're just shocked at how much salt i put on foods and i even get kind of like. We're look at restaurants when a chef or a server will bring out the food. And i like salt it before even paced it so i i'm definitely on the on the bandwagon. I should probably invest in some kind of like a assault company. Anyways might might guests on. Today's podcast is actually pretty well known as the guy who wrote s- one of the game changing books that changed a lot of people's minds about salt. You wrote a book called the salt. Fix and i never interviewed him about that book. Although many others did. And i think the book is wonderful. I i read it a. He also wrote two books like the immunity. Fix the book of the longevity solution and then a newer book that i just finished called the mineral fix. You might be seeing a theme here with the title of the books of this chap rights but anyways so i read the mineral fix and it was really really good like it got into a lot of minerals. I didn't know and this is a guy. I've cited before on podcasts. And mentioned foreign podcast. But i just really never had him on the show. So it's high time that i did. Because he's he's smart need. He puts out some amazing material. His name is james in the nickel antonio james. Nikola tonio is dr pharmacy. He's a cardiovascular research scientists very well known in the realm of health and nutrition. He serves as associated or of the british medical journals open heart and is on the editorial advisory board of a bunch of different medical journals. He has co-authored a lot of publications in medical literature and is just really a prolific author with a lot of really good books. If you haven't read the salt fix you should and follow up to. That would be the mineral fix and i wanted. I want to dig into some of the deep dark rabbit holes behind the mineral fixed. Today i would highly recommend that you also read the book though all linked to the book james websites and everything else we discussed on. Today's show if you go to. Ben greenfield finished dot com slash mineral. Fix that's been greenfield tennis. Dot com slash mineral fix. Hey james i do pretty good job pronouncing your name in you. Crushed it then. yeah yeah. I practiced all morning. Nickel intone. d nickel antonio. I got it got it. Yes fortunately no one listening in needs to know how to spell that you can just go to. Ben greenfield fitness dot com slash mineral fix. Are you like me. You do salt your food a lot or or go through a lot of minerals. You'll find that. Basically when when most people switch over from a process food intake to whole foods you need to kinda of replace that salt and no you know most people that are eating a real full food diet. They're going to need to add back the salt for numerous benefits including exercise performance which is obvious but also just simply improving insulin sensitivity and how they feel per day and yeah. I actively add real healthy salts To my food all the time well the actually begs the question and this might be jumping a little bit ahead. Because i do wanna get into into these important minerals but do people who eat healthy tend to have well people who i guess would perceive be perceived to be healthy. Maybe they're not on the mineral bandwagon. They're not using a lot of trace liquid minerals a really good salts or salting their food heavily or anything like that they actually tended to to have more mineral deficiencies than people who might be eating like a process package standard american diet or or simply eating out of packages and containers which we all know a lot of sodium in them to healthy. People tend to be more deficient in minerals. Do you know what healthy people will absolutely be more deficient in salt. Compared to people who are eating processed foods and that's kind of the linchpin to a lot of people who started keno diet or their start starting to consume and don't even realize that and after reading my book they'll say james i started just eating a normal non assault again in my eighth one away or i no longer have in my ears or i feel so much better now and like it was such a simple change but it was literally affecting their lives and they had no idea that was self sufficiency. Well that's important point that you make about kito says i think a lot of people probably one of the common recommendations if you lower carbohydrates just actually increased minerals because the the low energy and the the lack of physical function etc. That seems to be paired. Sometimes to kito genyk diet isn't necessarily due to like hypoglycemia or glycogen depletion but mineral depletion ryden exactly so typically what happens with when you drop your carbohydrate intake and you've been consuming chronically moderate to high on carbs what will happen is the body will obviously lower insulin levels. Insulin helps the kidneys retain salt but also it'll start producing negatively charged kitone bodies and the kidneys have to maintain a pro neutrality in. So what ends up happening at least for the first one or two weeks is the kidneys. Use the positively charged sodium ion to eliminate the negatively charged ketone body and then chronically. You have a reduction in your ability to absorb sodium because glucose helps with the absorption of sodium. So when you cut out the glucose a double whammy you got. That's interesting okay. So the actual processing of key tones requires a greater amount of minerals and then also the absence of glucose will slow cause a depletion of minerals a depletion glycogen would come with a concomitant depletion of minerals yet..
The Dangers of Emotional Stress Impacting Your Physical Well-Being
"Scientists actually discovered that emotional stress. Similar to adorn experience can be a trigger for the growth of tumors as a matter of fact any sort of trauma emotional or physical stress can act as literal pathway between cancerous mutations bringing them together in a potentially fatal combination for example at yale university scientists have discovered that everyday emotional stress is a trigger for the growth tumors. The finding showed that conditions for developing cancer can be significantly affected by your emotional environment including everyday work and family stress in other words. Your risk of developing cancer can be positively or negatively affected by your emotional environment including everyday work physical emotional and relationship stress. The traditional chinese medical view of cancer ideology has long held that emotions are a major contributing factor for cancer author. Son vignon writes in his book cancer treatment and prevention according to our understanding of the tumor patient most have suppression of emotions. They tend to hold in their anger. Although some patients have good results after treatment emotional stimulation can cause them to decline again and then the previous treatment would have been in vain. Some people have a severe phobia about cancer before they know the real disease. They have a lot of suspicion. They know they have cancer. Their whole spirit breaks down. This kind of spiritual state is very bad for treatment. In the book prevention and treatment of carcinoma in traditional chinese medicine. Jiakun gives ten recommendations for cancer prevention in addition to a good environment and personal hygiene proper amounts of physical activity and rest good eating habits and healthy food and avoiding smoking. He states that emotional changes such as worry. Fear hesitation anger irritation and nervousness should be presented mental exhaustion. It's harmful and life should be enriched with entertainment. Chinese medicine author sheila ming and she pecan also mentioned the ideology of various cancers and their book experience in treating carcinomas with traditional chinese medicine. They say the etiological factors of the disease involved chiefly the disturbance of the seven emotions especially melancholy anxiety and anger which are liable to impair the spleen and
Are There Benefits to Adding Omega-3s to Your Supplement Stack?
"Think in a metabolical healthy scenario. You can consume high amount of a mega threes. even those fragile ones. Let's say fish oil and not be at risk of a high amount approximation but if you're inflamed tons of or excess. Uva you'd be b radiation or other forms of inflammation radiation and. It's it's it's hot oil or hasn't been treated properly or you're in a state of excess stress or high blood sugar. I think can do more harm than good to have like an omega three as part of your supplement stack interesting kind of depends on the scenario. Yeah but also. That's where. I mean demonizing omega threes and particularly fish. Oil is where i think sometimes. There's a disconnect between looking at like like spec speculating mechanistically and what we see from like outcome. Data randomized controlled trials. That will use omega three supplements as an intervention to for for whatever it may be whether it's to reduce triglycerides. We know that there's now a pharmaceutical available. It's basically petrified hypertrophied. Epa right which is which is gone. It's an epa based oil that they've done. These large randomized clinical trials. In and from from what i understand the actually didn't do a similar trial on. Dha and epa which theoretically would induce even greater benefits you know from like a neural standpoints or cell membrane standpoint than just the epa based mega threes. So but you're right. Max like you can say that. Theoretically consuming fish oil because it's fragile would lead to peroxidase in your bloodstream. Yet when you look at the large human clinical trials. we're seeing like lower triglycerides better disease outcomes variety of factors that show that that's for some reason not occurring or it's it's you know. The pros outweigh the
Using the 2-3-5-8 Framework to Get Your Wellness on Track
"There are a few things i wanted. I wanted to ask you about specifically you laid out in terms of what you call a two five. Three eight framework. Can you explain what those numbers actually stanford. Yeah so it's it's actually a two three five eight. So what's a fibber naci standing. I'm sorry that's okay. Means so fancy new using all them letters and numbers but the two three five eight is a real simple understanding stands for the two questions the three phases the five causes in the eight systems. The bounce protocol prime goes through all that in your tremendously but just for the record. Two questions being jealous have to be asking. What do i need to add. What and what do. I need to remove not like oh i need to take this. Take this and take that. Or i can't have this. I can't have that in fixes. It's always add an remote. Three is the three phases so we always gotta do things in the right order. Order of operations is critical in anything you know you. Just don't start with like say. Well you're ill you got a problem. That's detox because that sounds real sexy right and then like well you. You're assuming that your body has the ability to handle an induction or forced adaptation of removing stuff. That's been sequestered in tissue for a long time. You can't you can't just start pulling anything out of the body and expect the liver and the kidneys and the bowels and your lymphatic to be able to do it. So it's sets the order of operations the phases. We talk about nourish balance purifies. So you wanna a nurse. The body build it up then begin to balance out systems and then you can purify. So that's what that is. The five is the five causes of diseases is. There's five and only five. There is no other cause of disease other than the five which are nutritional deficiencies stressors microbes allergens and toxins. That's at every single thing can fit into one of those five categories. And most of the time it's it's not just one of those. It's multiple those but when you look at them in that way and you framework you go. We'll man okay. We'll those would be my targets of assessment and then of course eight stands for the eight systems of the body. Everything fits into those. The first one being environmental inputs number two is gi number. Three is mindset in cognition and number four is immune system basically when it comes to inflammatory cascades There's lots of them. There's not just inflammation and then move onto structural and that's both on the cellular level in the physical level Then we move onto oxidative stress in the energy production systems on number. Seven is neuro transmitters hormones in number eight the last one is bio transformation and detoxification
"ben greenfield" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Ri folks well. It's pretty rare. That i scroll through feeds on instagram. I don't scroll through feeds on social media. Barely ever at all. And i think when i was board and like it was like a picture of an almond or an avocado or something like that came across my feed and <hes>. I forget what it said but but it was. It was something along the lines of it. I think it was honestly some kind of fruit or something that could enhance the effects of psychedelics. I don't recall. It was but i clicked on it and i kind of got sucked down the rat hole which reminded me why i rarely spend time on social media scrolling through feeds but this this account was actually pretty cool it was called ergogenic. Helt ergo genyk health and intrigue me with with some pretty interesting post. Not only that. Fruit psychedelic thing but <hes>. This simple trick to lower your cortisol by over twenty one percent. That's basically like this free activity. You can do how the way you brush. Your teeth might actually reduce your intelligence. This special form of vitamin b. One called diamond tetra. Hydro for frill. Di sulfide. That i've actually. Somebody just texted me today. Actually very well-known celebrity texted me today in that to to ask me. If i've ever heard about high-dose i'm like well. It just so happens i'm interviewing guy tonight about this and it's something for exercise performance of motivation mood and energy. There was another post about how cap sason from peppers could lead to anxiety and some people wanted out this little known so-called younger sister of curcumin. And so i decided. I wanted to hunt down the guy who was the proprietor of this channel. It turns out he lives in australia. I forget where all of him tell you <hes>. He has his own. Podcast called boost your biology. Which has a whole bunch more nerdy deep dives in the in the biohacking <hes>. He's pretty intriguing. Well informed he even sent me a link to this master class on nutro picks that he made which are base clegg natural versions of smart drugs. I took the whole class. And i learned a ton which just because i've always got my head down in a book because i'm a nerd is pretty rare that take a class and learn a bunch and i did and so i thought you know i this count on the show so his name is lucas. And embarrassingly lucas. I don't even know how to pronounce your last name. But i'm gonna. I'm gonna throw it out. There is a. it's our own. Yeah well it's high spot a u. n. Yeah i r u n. Okay lucas owen. Lucas owen. So everything lucas talk about. You can get ben- greenfield. Dennis dot com slash. Lucas spells the name of the c. l. u. s. ben greenfield fitness dot com slash. Lucas and i mean there's like so many things we could talk about. Lucas even sent me. I think it must have been ten to twelve research studies that were super compelling of late and i was just like a kidney candy store. Where do we dive in. But i guess we should probably fill people in on your back story. And i should also comment before that. This is actually kind of weird for me because since you're over in australia. We're recording this podcasts. At night it's really rare that i ever recorded podcasts at night so i'm like in my office with my red light. My blue light blocking glasses. So i feel i feel very very bio hacky right now. If that's a word also man. Yeah i will honestly like just want to say thanks. I've looked up to you for quite some time of. I've always wanted to sorta pioneer myron sort of you know educational platform to educate people on biohacking in some of my experiments. So yeah man. I'm just stuck to bay area sweet. I'm stoked to abby. After going through your stuff i really appreciate how thorough you are and listening to your podcast episodes. You universum great folks. But you know. I guess i love to learn more about your background. Are you one of those people who is like a computer programmer in your mom's basement and just wound up on some reddit forum or are you a doctor like like where. Where do you come from exactly. I guess my journey really started out playing professional sokha house always just interested in optimizing performance sells very focused on like various supplements varies strategies in things that i could tap into two basic wages. Gimme that edge. My dad's a pharmacist is also sort of work from an early age and the helps went to lot there and then i just found the rabbit hole of lack research and then got involved in nutrient startup an industry. I fell in love with the fact that you can take control of your performance and that whole process. I just fell in love with and then i felt like it's time to showcase my knowledge and express what found over the years because there were a lot of stuff that had found that was <unk>. Underground so many things that i found that was like hardly discussed. And that's really. What i try to do is fold information. That's like ultra underground.
Your Pursuit of a Better Body and the Perfect Diet Is Never Going to Make You Happy
"Welcome to the show folks I have today. Actually, an old family friend of mine Doug Wilson, who is the Minister of? Christ. Church in Moscow Idaho, Church that I attended through much of my childhood and also during college and still visit quite frequently whenever I'm down in Moscow Idaho which is only about ninety minutes from from my home in Spokane, and so I've I've known Mr Wilson for quite some time and he actually had a stint in the US Navy for a while. and. Then he attended the same university that I did University of Idaho ever while I got a glorified personal training certification he studied philosophy, and since then went on to do quite a bit notably, he he helped found and now serves on the board of Logo School, the school that my wife attended, which is a classical and Christian K through twelve school down in Donna Moscow he's also the senior fellow of theology at New Saint Andrews. College. In Moscow Idaho, which I would consider to be One of the better liberal arts institutions in the country actually end quite close to the coffee shop that my mom actually runs down in Moscow. Idaho and so I'm familiar with a lot of the students that go to that university as well or or that college as well a he has authored many books Mr Wilson is a prolific author and and his books are fantastic. He has A. Books on marriage on on child rearing on on I absolutely love his his titles on raising boys just because I have twin boys myself some excellent books on Christian Education his son Nathan Wilson. You might also be familiar with as as a as a well-known fiction author and all a link to to all of his books as well as everything else that we talk about if you go to Ben Greenfield fitness, dot com slash Doug, Wilson and. Doug also has about a metric ton of grandkids spread across the planet with what seems to be rapidly increasing frequency, and so he has a he has a lot of a lot of children out there bearing his name as. and so it the the topic that I really wanted to get into today is related to a book that Mr Wilson wrote called confession of a Food Catholic. I'm also going to link to that in the show notes as well because I I really really love to get. Your perspective. In by the way, I seem to be going back and forth between Doug and Mr Wilson, what do you prefer for for the show on Doug is great. All right. That's GonNa that's GonNa shorten the syllables I gotta us. All right. So so doug, you wrote this book called Confessions of a Food Catholic and and I know that you've also done quite bit of thinking about how we tackle this. the this relationship between health and fitness and pursuit of a better body and caring for our bodies and carrying for God's Temple but at the same time. Not kind of a sliding into into a selfish obsession with with our bodies and with health or with longevity or anti-aging at all costs, and this is certainly something that's been a a topic on my mind quite a bit lately and so. the this book confession of Food Catholic that you wrote with you say is dedicated all those at church dinners. I noticed didn't have enough protein on their plates and tried to cover it up by noticing I didn't have enough Greens on mine. Let, let's start here what what is a food Catholic and how would you describe yourself as a food. Catholic. Great. Thanks for having me on. This is a great opportunity afoot. Catholic is someone who believes that all foods are acceptable for us to eat with regard to our spiritual condition. In other words, I cannot put distance between me and God through anything I, put my mouth or I. Can't be put right with God through anything that I eat what I've noticed, and the reason I wrote the book is that many people feel they eat they feel a spiritual guilt either they feel if they eat poorly, if they missed the regimen that they assigned for themselves, it's not like, Oh, I failed to do the extra push up. It's there's a spiritual guilt that many people feel. And what I wanted to do was go to war with that sensation of guilt with regard to what you eat now if someone said yeah. But if someone had a a diet of deep fat fried twinkies and that's all. That's all they ate wouldn't that be bad for them or yeah it'd be bad for them. It'd be bad for their physical wellbeing is not healthy, but they're not corrupting their soul by means of the twinkie. Now, they may be corrupting their soul by means of their lack of discipline but that's a different issue. It's a different category. So we have a tendency to blame when we have a moral failing or. A spiritual shortcoming, we want to blame the stuff instead of addressing the root spiritual issue, which is your relationship to God i. think it's far worse to be fighting with someone over what they you go out to lunch with a friend and you spend the time quarrelling over what they ordered instead of just enjoying the time with your friend, right so so you're saying basically, is that sometimes the the legalism or the Self Righteousness That we get with with a lot of these laws that we set up for our self regarding food whether it's you know I'm going to be gluten free or I'm avoiding carbohydrates or I'm I'm not consuming vegetable oils because those aren't good for my body. What you're saying is that is that what you would care more about is not whether someone eats organic or processed food but why they're actually making those decisions exactly. So if What somebody else eats is frankly none of my business they're the one asked to eat it is their lunch they ordered it e if you want a a meal that's higher in fiber are lower in fiber or you need gluten not there or you maybe earth counter countering you order extra gluten. Right. Fixed. Diluting powder but we actually call that soy sauce. So. So you use this term in the book called the Food Pharisee, which is great. The P. H. O. Food Pharisee. And you describe these food pharisees as those who who would be unwilling to bring their food laws before the Bible to be examined and and said, that's a topic that Christians really need to think through biblically and when you get into this whole concept of a food fairs lifestyle, what I'd love you to do if possible is telling, you told me what you would describe a food Baresi. And then get into some of the issues regarding I. Think you break it down into into five different issues that this food pharisee lifestyle could be described as. So if you bring your food if you. Say Okay I want to compare how I eat to the Bible I to bring my food choices in the Bible. There's good news and bad news well, good news and bad news for the Food Pharisee. The good news is that whatever it is you're eating is fine. That's the good news. The bad news is whatever it is. Your neighbor is eating is also fine and the food pharisee is someone who wants to feel superior. They want to look down on someone who's making sub optimal choices right
Carnivore Diet Myths Debunked
"Is up guys welcome to this solo cast episode think you'd have been Greenfield for the questions which I will be answering in Solo casts episode. As many of you may know I've written the book, the Cardboard Code Rushing the video. You can see there behind me, this podcast will be released the first week of August twenty twenty one the second edition of my book is now live. So if you enjoy information check out the book dot, Carnivore Code Dot Com if you guys are new to this you. Haven't heard me talk to Ben. About the Carnivore Diet to previous podcasts on the Carnivore Diet you may WanNa check out in addition to this. So I was on Ben's podcast in March of Twenty nineteen and then last year or earlier this year when the first edition of the came out, I did the first solo cast on Ben's episode on Ben's show in which I answered some reader questions, not the Carnivore Code and after Ben read the book, He me a list of questions that he had about. The were code and that is what I will be diving into more specifically today on this solo casts episode. As many of you know Ben is a student of this stuff about chemistry. So some of these questions are pretty detailed try and break them down as clearly as I can. There's a lot of good nuance here that I think bring guys a lot of value. If you are more interested in ain't virata your Ordina, I'll give you three minutes summary Now for dive into some of these finer points the. Carnivore Diet is is an idea of an animal based I in contradistinction to plant based sides of today, the feces that I advance in my book the Carnivore Code are twofold in broad terms. The first is the animal foods specifically red meat and ruminant animals have been incorrectly vilified the last seventy years mostly at the by the result or as a result of incorrectly done science based on observational epidemiology. We have answer keys to thank for that. In many ways I've done a great podcast on my show with Natasha. Wrote Big Fat surprise in which we breakdown many of the myths surrounding saturated fat. So I probably will not get into saturated fat in this episode today. But if you want to know why we have such a bad misunderstanding, saturated fat listened to that episode on my podcast, we go into the details of saturated fat why it's actually very healthy for humans approach to get into it a little bit. Today with steering acid later but that is a big big misconception. There are many other misconceptions regarding read me that will cause cancer that will cause heart disease that it was shorten your life. Some of those will address today they are all addressed in my book, but they are all false none of them are supported by real interventional science actual experiments. They are false claims made based on observation deeming allergy. That has been widely misinterpreted and is inherently flawed Ben and I have talked about this in the past on previous shows. So referred of those. So the first of the book, a Carnivore Co is that Red Meat Animal Foods knows detail organ meets, which I want to talk about a lot today are critically important in the human diet. The part of every humans diet if we wish to be healthy and optimal and they should not be shunned based on incorrect science embrace the red meat especially. And know that you need those meeting Oregon's in order to thrive Ben I know is becoming more and more a fan of organ meats. He many nose to tail meals in the past together with the great. Great. Enjoyment in there are many amazing stories of that and let him tell you at some point in the future. The second thesis of the book is the plant foods exist on a toxin spectrum plants are rooted in the ground. They have no defenses other than the toxins they have evolved. This is not really conjecture botanical science. In the Condor Code I discussed multiple studies showing there are thousands and thousands of plant toxins that are present in plants and these can be harming. It's my golden writing. This book is not commit everyone to stop eating all plants. It's to empower you to realize to fold as saying here now that red meat and animal foods are the most nutritious foods on the planet that I mean containing the most bioavailable sources of all the nutrients humans need to thrive and number two that if you're not kicking as much fun as you want, you may be you may be well served by considering the plan foods you're eating on A. Spectrum which also outlined in the book and eliminating the plants that are most toxic that may be harming you in a variety of ways plans make defense chemicals. This is undeniable and again again all out in the book, it's a very comprehensive book over six hundred fifty references, and that is a broad strokes outlook on the way that I think humans really should be eating the first part. Of the book is about evolution we talk about the human brain is talking about the human brain in book at that point, and I talk about how it's gotten very big very quickly over the last two, million years primarily as a result of humans eating meat hunting I'm going to answer some questions been had in regard to this that in this podcast in secondarily I, talk about the fact. that. When we began agriculture are health when south very quickly and there's very good evidence that this is the really the massive change in the nutritional density of our foods accompanied that as we were hunting less and I will talk about that specifically in this podcast because Ben asked a question about that second part of the book is mostly about plant toxins I breakdown individual types of land toxins. I about polyphenyls why I think we've got this all wrong Benon I may respectfully disagree here but I I do make out what I believe is a very strong case for the book and I would love more discussion with this in the future I talk about oxalate electons solicits and I talk about all kinds of things like that. That are harming US isothiocyanates, which I will talk about today. which are things like fourteen in goal trian. and. How these plant compounds can affect for Mona balance that can affect nutrient absorption. They can affect our gut and really wreak havoc in lot of us if we are not aware of how present in our diet they are, how we might detoxify them in house. Some of US might be more specifically sensitive to them than and they can be causing us great harm and suffering the third part of the book is about to bunking. MITTS in the book. I. Talk About. I. Bunk. With me at that assurance, your life that causes cancer that causes heart disease and that you need fiber to poops all that is in the book I won't get into all of that today I could never do that would be a six hour podcast restaurants in there and in the fourth and final part of the book I outline very clear perspective very clear a model for how to eat a diet outlined five tiers. Of the Carnivore Diet, which gives the reader a sense of how to do this that works best for you and they some of them include plants a tier one for Diet includes plants I call it carnivore ish, but it gives you a toxicology spectrum and the foods that I believe are least toxic are included. They are able to be included on a carnivore ish type diet. Ben Himself has often said that he's eating carnivores. Words in his mouth I think that he would agree with this that he's thinking about making the majority of his Diet Animal Foods and organ meats, and then eating the foods, the plant foods that agree with him the most and thinking about the toxicity spectrum of those plants.
Potent Breathwork Tactics From A Navy SEAL Commander
"Well, folks my podcast guests and I were commenting before we hit the record button that. His new book could not have come at a better time at a time when many of us need to step up and be leaders and also become inspired to Kinda get more in touch with with who we are and what drives us. and. I literally, just just got his book yesterday. So thank you very much mark by the way for for leaving me up until the wee hours. Last night reading your books get prepare for this. Interview. Yeah and my guest If you're familiar with the way that his rollicking voice sounds already have guessed who he is. It's commander Mark Devine and mark has been on my podcast before he actually was on the episode called secrets of the Navy seals had a train eat and think like the world's toughest fighters. But that was a few years ago and a lot has happened since then in addition to this new book that he's written called staring down the wolf seven leadership commitments that forged elite teams. So mark who is a retired Navy seal commander, he's not to procure. He's a New York Times bestselling author. In. This book he he really gets into a lot of the principles you learned on the battlefield training seals and in his own entrepreneurial growth company ventures, and he really really knows what it means to lead elite teams, and he's he's a wealth of knowledge in in many many other things I've had. The the blessing of being able to travel down to San Diego where his company's located and do his crazy could coro. Day, Seal Esq, training, program, and to highlight of your life. Then that's right. It was actually amazing and marks actually been up to my house to what we did a remember that mark where we did like a was twelve, twelve, hour, twelve hour beat down twenty X. Are you still doing those by the way, the cocoa or the twenty x programs. Well, the answer is yes. When we can. Now everything's on ice. Imagine. We're looking at how California's is kind of rolling slow rolling. Back to normal and the rules would be got race. You know it's not a race got the event you know. So we're hoping to relaunch October
What Is Ben Greenfield's Current Daily Routine?
"I will. This is the this is the part of the show where I give you research. Is that part of the show and voice? No I. Per Shore Change my voice. And on you know I, I spent a lot of time in the morning. Reading research articles, and find some of the more interesting or compelling, sexy or head turning ones that I tweet them. And generally have some good comments and conversations on twitter, going on about this research. And then I picked some of the better ones, and talk about them on the podcast and I'll link to all of the different articles and pieces of research. We're about to talk about. If you just go to the show notes which are going to be at Ben Greenfield fitness dot com slash four one five. That's been grief fitness dot com slash four, one five I. Think at some point of the past couple of weeks we got confused may have completely skipped. Gather was. Would we skip for thirteen or Were one. Of them. I don't know not that anybody cares. But if regular podcast listening, you might notice that we jumped from episode for thirteen to four fifteen or something like that, but today's episode you gotTa. Ben Greet dentist dot com slash four fifteen there. That wasn't confusing. Enough and speaking of numbers beginning numbers I WANNA. Start with something fun. I don't know if you saw this article. J, but there is. This article came out about body hacks. Body acts thirteen body acts what science says about the new shortcuts to health and wellness and I actually thought this was pretty interesting so. Let, let let's do a rapid fire of these body number one looking at the color green can make you more creative when you think to revolts, I didn't even know this was the thing. I'M GONNA. Go ahead and say that I pretty sure I saw neuroscience paper about this and the answer is true. The answers to the color green can aid creative task unit era of creativity. Paint the room green. We're green, T shirt, or some green socks or green underwear and There's actually wonderful book I read that gets more into the science of color and is called drunk tank pink, and if you want to know how to really tweet color like what shirt to wear if you. You want people to trust you if you're web designer, what color to make the button on your website to get people more likely to click by like it's got everything in there, and by the way those two colors that just eluded to our blue for trust, an orange for the buy button on website, but that really gets drunk tank pink. Go Site if you've implemented them. We'll see maybe I'm have actually. You want people to trust me. Maybe I want people to be creative on my website, so it's all green right. Maybe when people get depressed, so it's black Okay, so number two rubbing pressure points on your body can prevent migraines. What do you think? So I mean. I would think that this sounds right. Maybe I'm just gullible to all of it, so let's say yes. True to that one, too. There are specific acupressure points that seem to in some cases alleviate the. Pain that people receive from migraines. Particularly, however they have also noted that. If you place pressure anywhere in the body, it seems to induce a placebo effect as long as that person is told that that pressure on that part of the body is going to alleviate headache,
Biohacking India: Sleep, Jet Lag, Hidden Environmental Killers, Air Pollution, Antiviral Tips, Eating For Longevity & Much More!
"In today's episode. I want to instead focus on what I got up to during my recent trip to India where fortunately I came back safely and managed to get back into the US before any of the travel was quarantined. And I was able to take part in some fantastic. Qna's and panels over there and the one that you're going to hear today is one of the better ones so we spent over two hours not only replying to really educated and informed questions from the audience about biohacking sleep fitness beauty symmetry jetlag etc. But then we also did a panel and the two gentlemen who you will hear along with me on this panel are Jag Chima and Kris. Gethin two guys who actually toward India with and we did a panel in both Delhi. Which you're about to hear and then also panel in Mubarak and was recovered. A bunch of extra information and I'll also be releasing that episode for you soon But jag himself is an entrepreneur. He's investor. He's a big health and fitness personality. Who has done a lot in the health and fitness space particularly in Asia? Although he's based out of London and then Kris Gethin who you'll also here on this podcast. A new friend new acquaintance of mine former bodybuilder and editor of bodybuilding DOT com. Who was one of the best natural pro bodybuilders in existence and now he does a lot of personal training with Bollywood celebrities and billionaire businessmen and a lot of athletes. He has a whole chain of gyms as well over in India and so between Me and these two guys. We covered a ton of stuff. Everything that you're about to hear is going to be over at Ben. Greenfield finished dot com slash Delhi. Qa that's in case. You don't know how to spell that famous city in India de L. H. I. Qa so if you go to bed angry dot com slash Delhi Qa. You'll be able to get the robust show notes for everything that we discuss in today's show all right so in addition to that I have a very very cool announcement. We just launched at kion one of the most well researched proven supplements in existence for enhancing the health of your brain staving off muscle decline increasing testosterone boosting performance boosting power boosting muscle mass increasing heart health the list of benefits from this particular product. That we just launched. Its it's staggering. I've been using it for twenty years since my bodybuilding days and have been waiting for the perfect purist version of it to finally be available and it is now available and we've managed to get our hands on it and packages for you at kion so the supplement in case you haven't guessed it is creating but we have gone way beyond creating we've taken a special form of creatine monohydrate in a form called CRAP. Heure which has stringent manufacturing standards and very precise analytical control and use that to create the most efficacious creating. You're ever going to get your hands on. There's no loading necessary. There's no cycling necessary. You just launch right into this. You start taking five grams per day and it is amazing. It's the gold standard for creating. And if you combine this with Arcane economy knows especially if you're going after this from a performance and a recovery standpoint totally gangbusters total game changer. I don't think I can throw any other descriptive terms out there without a exhausting my
Tools For Faster Recovery: Sound Therapy, Vibration Therapy & More - With Guest Ben Greenfield
"Listen have you ever thought about about what the true limits of human potential are are we limited by our physicality limited by our ability to think differently and are we limited by our ability to express health and wellness or our ability to recover quickly from the things that we go through. Well today. You're going to find out out that the human potential is actually boundless. We are boundless individuals. Even our brains capacity to learn to process information. We're only scratching the surface on what we are realizing we're capable of doing. You might have heard the statement that we only use maybe ten percent of our brain. But that's not actually true. We in fact us a hundred percent of our brains every day even were sleeping. They're different parts of our brain that going into overdrive doing a lot of work and even a lot lot of housekeeping but the sad reality is we use one hundred percent of our brain but we don't use it very well we don't use it to one hundred percent of its capacity. And that's one of the things we're GONNA we'll be talking about today is how do we actually improve that amazing organ that's governing our entire life or at our brain is where we're able to actually really see right. We're taking in information we have these optical receptors but we're seeing inside of our incredible brain right so it's like a a a screen inside of our brain. They were really watching these things. It seems like we're seeing taken to the outside world but that visual of our brain is actually towards the back of our brain. That's one thing how we're seeing taking information. Site sounds our senses but also our brain is controlling our metabolism if we talk about the Hypothalamus for example which is Kinda master master gland and our brain it determining in communicating with our thyroid which is regulating our metabolic rate our adrenals which is determining different hormones. Are we in a state of stress where we are potentially breaking down Tissue in our bodies our muscle tissue and turning it into glucose for fuel because because we're running in this hyper sympathetic nervous system so your brain is controlling based on your perception of reality and the awareness of the nutrients we have available in our the system and the list goes on and on is controlling metabolism right and so those are just a couple of aspects are emotion or mood how we feel we have these neurotransmitters and hormones and your hypoth- ou- Mrs Actually the interface of all of those things are neurotrophic transmitters in hormones in determining how we feel and how our cells communicating with each other which is kind of important and so again us understanding and supporting our brain health and also our physicality you know the stuff from the head down what's up there. How can we perform better? How can we increase our rate of recovery? What if we're injured? What can we do to get better faster faster? And so we're GONNA be talking about all of that today. With one of the foremost experts on the planet and his new work is going to talk about and teach you how to become boundless. And he's just going to provide you with a ton of new things that you can have at your disposal throughout your entire life and before we do that. I WanNa give a quick shot. It's one of the things we're going to talk about today which is helping to regulate your sleep and today more than ever humans we're traveling where cloud hopping we are moving around at a pace that our ancestors didn't even know was possible via train plane automobile. All right we can move around and the crazy thing is that your body is always looking for its place in all of this. It's looking for its ability to sync up with the environment. We are hardwired to connect with their environment to circadian rhythm. Your Circadian Rhythm is matching up with the you know the Journal Nocturnal Patterns of the Earth every single day. And when you go when you jump into a different time zone the earth in like your body trying to locate each other to get sinked up again. That's determining win. Your hormones are getting secreted. Certain neural transmitters. Doing their job. Your mobility in your gut. All of that stuff is trying to sink back into a rhythm in so this is why why. I'm a big fan of helping your body to reset when you travel so today. A lot of people are leaning towards reaching reaching towards Melatonin to help them to sleep better. And there's an issue with this. Because according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Rhythms found that faulty timing timing or large doses of Melatonin can cause desensitization of your melatonin receptors. Basically your body. We'll continue to produce Melatonin and you can have melatonin supplements but your ability to actually use. It is going to go down and when that happens we can run into some serious problems problems and so we want to be very judicious and cautious about our use of Melatonin. Now I'm a big fan of Melatonin in spot cases or there is some evidence towards microdosing however in those spot cases especially when travelling changing timezones. That's a great time to utilize melatonin. Oh Tony because it helps your body to sink back up in the Melatonin isn't just about sleep. It's not a sensitive it's about regulating your circadian timing system and so for that I'm big Fan of sub lingual spray under your tongue. Hold that in their high quality earth grown nutrient source of Melatonin. That's something synthetic just because you could buy whatever. Convenience store or pharmacy does not mean that that it's high quality in also. The dose can be problematic. especially if you're taking pills like to find the right dose for you versus a couple of