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Ben Greenfield's Top Anti-Aging Tactics: Basic & Ancestral Strategies To Enhance Longevity

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Release Date: 06/06/2019

I recently had a chance to speak to a wonderful crowd of personal wealth management experts at the Raymond James conference in Las Vegas. During my talk, I covered both basic and advanced tactics to enhance longevity, and the talk was also recorded for your listening pleasure here.

In this episode, you'll learn...

-Clues from the animal kingdom about our own longevity...9:45

  • Lobster has high activity of the telomerase enzyme (prevents telomeres from shortening rapidly)
  • Naked mole rat have robust protein folding mechanisms
  • Hummingbird has extremely high metabolism; produces high amount of endogenous antioxidants which extends its life
  • Tortoise's internal organs do not degrade as rapidly as the rest of its body
  • The Immortal Jellyfish: Sinks to the bottom of the ocean when it dies and renews its life
  • Humans do not tap into their longevity potential due to their deleterious lifestyle

-The 12 characteristics of "Blue Zones" and how they relate to longevity...

  • Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
  • Air quality in your environment [17:15]
  • Wild plants, herbs and spices [20:32]
  • Avoid processed food [24:45]
    • Two ingredients commonly found on processed "healthy" food: vegetable oil and sugar
    • Two things to track:
      • Glycemic variability w/ Dexcom G6
      • Inflammation
  • High amount of legumes [28:50]
    • Rinsing and sprouting
    • Legumes are a low glycemic index food
    • Slow carbs
    • A slice of bread can spike your sugar higher than a candy bar
  • Low level physical activity throughout the day [34:50]
    • You don't see cross fit regimens in blue zones
    • Gyms are a product of the post-industrial era
    • Natural way to exercise is walking, chopping wood, outdoor activities
    • Standing work station [link]
    • Treadmill work station [link]
    • Design your lifestyle so that the gym is an option, not a necessity
    • Strenuous gym activity will not improve your longevity
  • Social engagement [38:25]
  • Drink healthy forms of alcohol [40:55]
    • Ben's cocktail: Gin or vodka, on the rocks, wedge of lemon and house bitters
    • FitVine Wine (discount code greenfield10 for 10% off)
    • Podcast: Todd White of Dry Farm Wines
    • Alcohol is toxic, but while too much can be harmful, a little bit can be efficacious
  • Calorie restriction and fasting [44:15]
    • Long time between meals, your body up regulates cellular autophagy (cleanup of cellular debris in your body)
    • Intermittent fasting allows you to derive benefits of fasting without calorie restriction
    • The Longevity Diet by Dr. Valter Longo
    • Ben's fasting protocol:
      • Quarterly 5 day period of calorie restriction
      • Daily intermittent fast
      • Monthly: Dinner to dinner fast
  • Strong life purpose [48:05]
  • Low amounts of stress [50:40]
    • Go for the low hanging fruit (natural stress relief) before using technology
    • Our breath (prana) is a natural stress relief
    • Box breathing
    • Alternate nostril breathing
    • 4-7-8 breathing
  • Spiritual discipline and belief in a higher power [53:12]
    • Believe we're more than blobs floating through the air, seeing who can accumulate the most trophies
  • Physical intimacy [55:30]
    • Nature doesn't want to keep organisms that aren't useful to its propagation
    • Having sex regularly sends a message to Nature that you want to propagate the Earth

-Advanced biohacking practices people are using on top of those already mentioned...57:35

-And much more...

Resources mentioned:

- Book: The End of Alzheimer's by Dale Bredesen

- Book: Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

- Book: The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry

- Book: Eating on the Wild Side by Joe Robinson

- Book: The Longevity Diet by Dr. Valter Longo

- My podcast with Mastin Kipp

- Book: Claim Your Power: A 40-Day Journey to Dissolve the Hidden Blocks that Keep You Stuck and Finally Thrive in Your Unique Life's Purpose

- Book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

- Rhodiola

- Ketone esters

- Ben Greenfield's ultimate anti-aging smoothie

- BPC 157 and TB 500

- Thymus

- Epithalon

- TRU Niagen

- Pau d'arco bark tea

- Glutathione

- Fish oil

- Astragalus

- Trusii Hydrogen-rich water (enter code BEN at checkout and get 30% off)

- TA 65

- TAM 818

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