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Ben Greenfield Q&A: Detox Myths, Amino Acids While Fasting, Muscle Gain Protocols, Cell Phone Dangers & Much More!

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Release Date: 07/18/2019

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In this podcast, recorded during the Swiss Clinic retreat that I led in the Swiss Alps two weeks ago, we cover a host of questions from attendees.

Strap yourself in and prepare for this massive Q&A that includes the following:

-Are you increasing mTOR by taking Kion Aminos throughout the day vs. around a workout? [6:25]

  • 1 gram of amino acids = 1 gram of protein
  • Any protein can be anabolic
  • Exercising with 10 g of aminos is more effective than in a pure fasted state

-What are the best protocols for eliminating heavy metals and toxins, and how do you measure success? [10:20]

-How to find relief from exercise-induced rhinitis [18:40]

-Is there a threshold between the sympathetic and parasympathetic state? [21:30]

  • There is no threshold
  • Autonomic nervous system sends signal to the heart via vagus nerve
  • Good balance between the two dictates the vagus nerve communication with the heart will be clear
  • High HRV is indicative of healthy balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Breath work is highly efficacious

-What is the latest science on carnivore, ketogenic, vegan diets? [28:15]

  • There is no one "perfect" diet to follow; it's highly individualized
  • Be aware of your ancestry and adjust your diet accordingly
  • Periods of caloric restriction are very beneficial
  • Ben does a Kitchari cleanse 4x per year

-How dangerous are WiFi, cellular, 5G signals? [35:15]

-Ben's thoughts on vaping, particularly CBD [47:25]

-Ben's thoughts on the Viome results recently discussed on the podcast [49:35]

-What is the cause of low ferritin? [57:06]

  • High ferritin is usually the concern
  • Look at diet adjustments
  • High red blood cell turnover
  • Ferritin pyrophosphate - Floradix (link)
  • Increasing intake of iron could be risky for men

-How does one know they're ready to begin the process of detoxification from heavy metals and toxins? [1:00:20]

-What is a MTHFR gene mutation and should anyone care? [1:04:00]

-What has piqued Ben's interest in the realm of anti-aging [1:06:40]

  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)
  • Deuterium depleted water
  • BGF podcast w/ Robert Slovak of Water and Wellness
  • Auto immune control
    • Mistletoe extract (link)
  • Keto, CBD, infrared light
  • Hyperthermia
  • Awareness of mitochondrial health
  • Mitigation of EMF
  • Stem cell treatments

-Ben's thoughts on Carbon 60 [1:13:30]

  • An upcoming podcast will be on the topic

-Should fats be combined with starches? [1:16:00]

  • Potential oxidation of cholesterol
  • Formation of lipopolysaccharides

-How can skinny guys gain muscle mass? [1:20:15]

-What kind of massages Ben recommends [1:24:55]

-What do you recommend to enhance recovery from exercise and recovery from injury?...1:28:30

  • BPC 157 and TB500 peptides
  • Amino acids
  • PEMF therapy
  • Infrared sauna
  • JOOVV light
  • Water and non-weight bearing exercise
  • Magnesium bath salts
  • Fasting (with caution)

-Is airplane mode on our cell phones safe, or should we turn them off completely while we're sleeping? [1:32:25]

-What can parents do for their pre-teen children to become strong and healthy young adults? [1:33:45]

-And much more...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

- The Longevity Diet by Dr. Valter Longo

- Ben's Kitchari recipe

- BGF podcast with Dr. Dan Pompa

- BGF podcast with Dr. Satchin Panda

- HistaBlock

- The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMF's by Nick Pineault

- BGF podcast w/ Nick Pineault

- BGF podcast w/ building biologist Brian Hoyer

- Shielded Healing dirty electricity filters

- Acoustimeter

- BGF podcast on Ben's Viome test results

- Dirty Genes by Dr. Ben Lynch

- Stratagene, Dr. Lynch's company

- BGF podcast w/ Robert Slovak of Water and Wellness

- Dan John's 18 Week protocol

- Essential Oil Wizardry

- BGF podcast w/ Dr. Nick Berry

- Unschooling to University by Judy Arnall

- Free to Learn by Peter Gray

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