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Ben Greenfield Fitness

Release Date: 12/21/2019

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Ben Greenfield Fitness

On my recent whirlwind media and tour of India, I hosted, along with my friends and , a massive biohacking Q&A and panel in New Delhi, which you can . We covered an enormously wide range of topics, including: How to have energy at your beck and call, all day long... Hidden environmental killers and how to hack your environment to remove them... Ben and Kris' latest updated sleep and jet lag tips... Eating for anti-aging and longevity... How to lose fat faster... And much more! Later, we flew to Mumbai, crashed at a hotel, and slipped into a hotel room to record, for your listening...

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Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast? or use the 'contact' button in the free Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! News Flashes...17:16 From The Sleeping Beauty diet to The Tapeworm Diet…this is an awesome history of fad diets (that will likely never stop coming!): Someone should write a book called “The Sunshine Diet”: .  Here’s how to upgrade your whey protein...

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The author of the New York Times bestselling , previous podcast guest on the episodes:  and also is back! His name is Max Lugavere and his new book features a lifestyle program for resetting your brain and body to its “factory settings,” to help fight fatigue, anxiety, and depression and to optimize cognitive health for a longer and healthier life. In , Max expands the plan, which focused on nutrition and how it affects brain health, and expands it to encompass a full lifestyle protocol. We know now that the health of our brains—including our cognitive function and emotional...

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I recently went on a whirlwind tour of LA for my new book Boundless. Rather than a formal presentation or lecture, I instead did plenty of panels and Q&A's instead, and recorded them all for your listening and educational pleasure!   In the first part of this episode, you'll hear me on a panel with Dr. Darshan Shah of , with whom I have collaborated on multiple podcasts, including: - BGF: - BGF: - Forefront by NextHealth: After the panel with Dr. Shah, in which we discussed sleep, habits, routines, rituals, longevity, biohacking, parenting, spirituality and much more, you'll hear...

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During my recent media tour of India, I had the pleasure of meeting many brilliant individuals who are doing very cool things in the health, fitness and biohacking arena in India, and one of the most impressive tours and meetings I had was with the good folks at , in Bangalore. Connect Ventures is blending everything from advanced lab and biometric testing of blood, biomarkers, genetics and the gut, to personalized nutrition and fitness programming, to the development of high-end nano-material segment for environmental cleanup to Nanotechnology, Agro-Technology, Water and Waste Treatment, Food...

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You may recall the amazing, eccentric, crazy cool Aaron Alexander if you listened to my episode "Exogenous Ketones, Deuterium-Depleted Water, Near Vs. Far Infrared, Scorpion Stings & More! A Special Episode Recorded Live In Panama"...

...well today Aaron's back. I recorded live with him at his pad in Southern California and after chilling in an ice bath, doing nitty-gritty breathwork and getting up to all the other crazy tom-foolery biohacks at Aaron's place, we recorded for you a nice little podcast, and even discussed Aaron's new book "The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life", which shows readers how posture and body alignment are powerful tools for building strength, achieving peak performance, reducing pain, and approaching the world with a new sense of confidence, and teaches you how to optimize activities such as:

-Floor Sitting

-Hanging

-Hip-Hinging

-Walking

-Nose Breathing

-And much more...

Blending Eastern philosophy with Western mechanics, The Align Method outlines the necessary tools to leverage the power of your own senses and body language to feel more flexible and confident, and details exactly how to reshape your environment for enhanced creativity and longevity. So check out the book and...

In this discussion with Aaron, you'll discover...

-What makes green tea special...4:58

-Natural biohacks that can be implemented for low or no cost...6:36

  • Cold thermogenesis
    • Activates the parasympathetic nervous system
    • Nitric oxide release
    • Humming/chanting increases nitric oxide production
      • Activates the vagus nerve
      • Inducing stress resilience prior to the stress of the cold treatment
  • Sunlight exposure
    • Metabolic flexibility is increased w/ sunlight exposure
    • Increased HRV and good vagal nerve tone
    • Vitamin D activation
    • Cellular resistance
  • When to choose tech over nature
    • JOOVV lights can provide adequate infrared light in 10 minutes vs. 2 hours of sunlight
    • PEMF tables can shortcut what can be derived from nature
  • Bottom line: Nature is preferable, but there’s nothing wrong with choosing better living through science

-Ben Greenfield’s morning meditation routine…15:37

-Hunting zen and interdependence with our fellow man…21:43

  • Innate instinct to provide, even with modern conveniences around us
  • Book: A Paradise Built in Hell
  • Interdependence is oft neglected
  • C.S. Lewis: We’re all spirits in human bodies w/ capability to go one way or the other
  • Skin to skin contact releases oxytocin; results in greater success in war, athletics, etc.
  • Don't sacrifice interdependence for self-dependence (self-made man)
  • Connections is the undying currency

-The two "mountains" in our lives...40:07

  • Book: The Second Mountain: The Quest For a Moral Life
  • Mountain 1: career, business, shelter, etc.
    • Circumstances bring us into the valley, and realize Mountain 2
  • Mountain 2: we discover interdependence, community, connection, etc.
  • Mountain 1 is oftentimes a prerequisite to Mountain 2
  • No regrets about the past; using experience to scale Mountain 2 when we arrive there

-Practices that build indomitable connectedness in your family...46:00

  • Eye-gazing:
    • Zero judgment zone
    • See different parts of the other each time
    • Deep connection reduces shame, increases vulnerability
    • Eye-gazing during sex increases intimacy w/ your partner
  • "You're not raising your children, you're raising your grandchildren"
    • Traditions, practices at the dinner table, etc. are observed, learned and passed on to the next generation
    • Encourage children to participate in your exercise routine, even if on a limited basis
  • 55/38/7 principle of communication:
    • 55% is based on body language
    • 38% is vocal tonality
    • 7% is the words we use
  • Power of demonstration cannot be undervalued as a parent

-And much more...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

- Book: The Align Method by Aaron Alexander

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