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22 Sep 2018

Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance

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    Biohacking Alzheimers, Age Reversal, Young Blood, Stem Cells, Exosomes & More!

    You've no doubt heard of it by now... In an attempt to live longer, some anti-aging enthusiasts are getting themselves injected with the blood of young humans, via a process deemed: plasmaphoresis. This podcast is about several age reversal therapies. It's also about biohacking Alzheimers. It's about all these therapies (senolytics, exosomes, gdf-11, etc) that scientists have been talking about for age reversal. The podcast is about biological aging clocks and biomarkers to measure them. You'll learn about ways that you can biohack Alzheimer's disease, how to measure your biological age, how to reverse aging, what the biggest obstacle to age reversal is, how to get more involved in the anti-aging community and more. About the Guests Mark Urdahl, is a technology entrepreneur from the Silicon Valley.  He has numerous patents and has worked in big data.  He began his career at IBM's medical instruments subsidiary that pioneered plasmaphoresis.  Mark founded the Youngblood Institute to advance new uses for well established therapeutic plasma exchange therapies which have recently evidenced a previously undocumented potential to rejuvenate the body's own stem cells, restore aging immune systems, and prevent the onset of many age-related disease condition, so that we might live healthy as we age and ultimately live longer lives.     Tom Ingloglia first appeared on this podcast in the episode "The Next Big Anti-Aging Drug: Everything You Need To Know About “NAD”."  As you learn in that episode, Tom is a private investor with a master’s degree in finance. In the midst of trading, investing in technology and developing real estate in Costa Rica, Tom became very sick. He was initially prescribed antibiotics, suffered from an adverse reaction and was told that he’d have stomach problems for the rest of his life. In the years that followed, Tom also developed severe food allergies. His symptoms worsened, and he next began dealing with insomnia, anxiety, muscle pain, tendinopathies, joint pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, altered and clouded cognition and headaches. He finally had a mental breakdown in 2008. After a prolonged period of taking antibiotics, Tom began experiencing tendonitis throughout his fingers, hands, wrists and ankles and feet, so he started taking pain medications to relieve this pain. He had to give up his career in trading because his sole focus for the next eight years would be on finding a cure to his growing symptoms. His life consisted of working with physical therapists, going to the gym, going to new doctors, and trying new foods to see if it would help. Throughout Tom’s eight-year battle, he was prescribed consistently and persistently more medication. For six years, he was taking excessive amounts of Hydrocodone and Tramadol every day. Tom became obsessed with researching symptoms and treatments, and learned about the NAD+ treatment. He visited a clinic, and on Day 7 of his treatment, “It hit me. I started feeling better. I felt amazing. There was a calm that came over me. I felt safe. I just had no cravings for drugs or pain meds. There was no need for them. I just didn’t have the excruciating pain that I had before. I felt eight years of pain melting away.” Tom has nearly fully recovered, using related treatments to NAD+, and has engaged two cofounders to assist him in building out a facility to help bring this treatment to others in similar situations. In my conversation with Mark and Tom, you'll discover: -The history of The Young Blood Institute and how "heterochronic plasma exchange" works...16:00 Heterochronic plasma means simply removing old plasma and replacing it with "young" plasma. Others are experimenting with this concept. What Mark does is different from a plasma "infusion." Plasma is approximately half of our blood volume.  Mark began with IBM Biomedical Systems, who had invented what we now call the "blood cell processor." -The intricate means of testing used on mice...22:15 Basically creating "siamese twins" with mice by stitching them together. Similar procedures have been conducted on humans for over 50 years. Mark wanted to recruit the best medical professionals to the Young Blood Institute. Many of them have been doing it for 30-40 years. -What, if any, are the risks of these plasma exchanges...29:10 Roughly a 4% risk of a transfusion reaction, which is akin to what you might experience donating blood. One of the safer procedures in the medical field today. You go through 6 exchanges as part of a protocol. -The network of doctors that Mark and Tom have built to do a plasma exchange...32:42 There are medical professionals all over the U.S. that can do the procedure. Submit an inquiry on the Young Blood Institute website to find a doctor that is near you. -What anti-aging biomarkers Mark is tracking at the Young Blood Institute...34:51 They have more technology testing capability than Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Harvard combined. Key technology: time of flight mass cytometry. Single cell proteionomics. They are trying to develop early detection biomarkers that enables them to prevent the onset of diseases before they become significant. -The lowest hanging fruit for people to track...46:15 The YBI's concern is the function of the body, rather than the age. Your cells are not aware of your "age". -What a biological aging clock is...50:20 Zymo is a lab that has worked with Steven Horvath. Zymo DNA Methylation Aging Clock Looked at DNA, and seen a pattern from methyl groups attached to certain parts of the genome. -How can we track biological aging, or slow down our biological aging clock?...52:30 Inflammatory markers, heart age, brain age, lung age, skin elasticity. -The anti-aging booth that Mark and Tom will be operating at a conference called RAAD Fest...54:45 Revolution Against Aging and Death Want to have a contest where people calculate their age, and track their progress. Mark and Tom have one of the largest booths at the conference. -Whether NAD actually gets absorbed into a cell via injections or IV...1:00:30 How does Ben feel with an injection? Answer: Incredible. Tom doesn't recommend the injection due to the level of discomfort. -Why compounded formulas such as glutathione and Vitamin B could be taken off the market soon...1:07:30 There's a review similar to a court hearing, where people argue for and against glutathione. Taken off the market for compounding pharmacies. Tom "has his own reasons" for why this could be deemed unsafe. Core problem: the vitamins don't have any intellectual property. Could affect the costs of healthcare. -How to use technologies such as Vielight and exosomes to address Alzheimer's...1:14:30 Alzheimers is a $500 billion industry; the 6th leading cause of death. A Vielight is basically a laser light for your nose and head; photobiomodulation on your skull. -What GDF11 mRNA is and how it works to improve hearing, smell and sight...1:25:30 GDF11 is a DNA repair molecule; makes stem cells active again. Patients see improvements in sex drive, vision, smell, hearing, etc. Legal hurdles to being able to administer it. "Unofficial" results are very positive. -How senolytics works as a therapy for aging and Alzheimer's, and the importance of quercetin and tocotrienols...1:33:45 Describes small molecules that lead to the death of "zombie" cells that don't help the rest of your body. Life Extension article "Natural Compounds that Remove Aging Cells" -And much more... Resources from this episode:  -The NAD Treatment Center -NAD conference -Brain Research Center -The Revolutionary RX Podcast -Beyond NAD Conference - Use discount code "BenlovesNAD" at check out -Connexin 43 hemi channels mediate Ca2+-regulated transmembrane NAD+ fluxes in intact cells -3T3 L1 Cell Line from mouse -PRESERVING PATIENT ACCESS TO COMPOUNDED MEDICATIONS H.R. 2871 -Bulk Drug Substances Nominated for Use in Compounding Under Section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act -Forecasting the global burden of Alzheimer’s disease -Nicotinamide riboside restores cognition through an upregulation of proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator 1α regulated β-secretase 1 degradation and mitochondrial gene expression in Alzheimer’s mouse models -Activation of SIRT3 by the NAD⁺ precursor nicotinamide riboside protects from noise-induced hearing loss. -Nicotinamide restores cognition in AD transgenic mice via a mechanism involving sirtuin inhibition and selective reduction of Thr231-phosphotau -Dr Nady Braidy -Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics -The Bredesen Protocol -Book:  The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dr. Dale Bredesen -The Vielight -Exosomes Podcast: The Single, Most Comprehensive Stem Cell Procedure Known To Humankind: How A "Full Body Stem Cell & Exosome Makeover" Works. -Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells derived extracellular vesicles can safely ameliorate the progression of chronic kidney diseases -Restoring systemic GDF11 levels reverses age-related dysfunction in mouse skeletal muscle. -Steve Perry's GDF11 Presentation at RAADFest 2017 -Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for 1st time in Alzheimer's -Tau protein aggregation is associated with cellular senescence in the brain -Quercetin and Tocotrienols - 500-800mg Quercetin and 150mg tocotrienols per day for 3 months -New study on whether NAD is absorbed into cell via IV Episode Sponsors: -Kion Aminos Whether you’re looking to stimulate faster muscle growth, recover more rapidly from exercise, become more resistant to fatigue during a grueling workout, or just benefit from additional amino acids in their most absorbable form to support aging or a vegan, vegetarian, or ketosis diet, Kion Aminos essential amino acids has you covered. -Gluten Guardian "How to eat gluten and get away with it..." Get 10% off the already discounted price when you use my link! -Thrive Market Makes healthy living easy and affordable at 25-50% off traditional retail prices. Use my link and get an additional $60 off your order. -Gainswave The revolutionary bedroom biohack for guys who want optimal sexual performance. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tom, Mark or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!  

  • Posted on 20 Sep 2018

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    Poop, Bacteria & You: The Latest Cutting-Edge Science Of The Human Microbiome (& How To Affordably Test Your Own Gut).

    Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, Viome (you can click here to get moved to the front of the waitlist right away with code “FITNESS”), Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace. Moon Express is the only company in the world to have the permission to leave earth orbit and land on the moon with the goal to harvest planetary resources and to develop infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective” by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition. Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on using incentive prizes to find a solution to many of the societal challenges. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world. Naveen is also on the board of Singularity University where he is focused on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies. He has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, Recipient of “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”, Most creative person” by Fast Company, “Top 50 philanthropists of 2018” by Town & Country magazine, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership by Red Herring. Naveen’s latest project is called “Viome”, a cutting-edge gut and microbiome analysis company I first revealed in the must-see video “What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health“, then took a deep dive into in a follow-up podcast with Naveen "Age Reversing Via The Gut, The Ultimate Anti-Anxiety Pill, Customized Probiotics & More With Billionaire Entrepreneur & Viome Founder Naveen Jain".  Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. They have developed technologies to analyze the biochemistry and ecosystem of our body that consists of millions of metabolites and trillions of micro-organisms. Their plan is to identify biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and prevent them through personalized diet and nutrition. Since that initial interview with Naveen, I've gotten plenty of questions about Viome - including criticisms of the genetic analyzing technology used and the applicability of the test in general. Today, Naveen takes the hot seat, answers all the tough questions and reveals even more secrets to his own success. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Naveen's process of mastering topics and creating businesses around that mastery...9:00 -Whether or not human micro biomes "evolve" with changing technology and civilization trends such as the industrial revolution...17:30 -How Naveen uses Twitter feeds to educate himself and stay updated on the latest research on micro biomes...29:00 -Why Naveen exposes his children to the complex concepts he is studying...45:25 -How Naveen's company, Viome, can use a single stool sample to determine the overall health of your gut...52:14  -How do you know whether the disease is causing the micro biome to be deleteriously affected, or whether a poor micro biome is causing the disease?...1:01:00 And much, much more! Resources from this episode: -Click here for Viome testing and use code "GREENFIELD" to get a $50 discount on your first test. -My original podcast with Naveen: Age Reversing Via The Gut, The Ultimate Anti-Anxiety Pill, Customized Probiotics & More With Billionaire Entrepreneur & Viome Founder Naveen Jain -My original Viome results walkthrough: What Is Viome? How Gut Metatranscriptome & Microbiome Analysis Can Change Your Health. -My latest Viome snapshot: [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ViomeResultsAndRecommendationsSnapshot.pdf"] Episode Sponsors: -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Organifi Use code "greenfield" and receive 20% off your entire order. -The East West Clinic Mention Ben Greenfield and get a free consultation, some free goodies, plus a discount on your treatment. -Goshas Use code "ben10%" for a, you guessed it, a 10% discount off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Naveen or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

  • Posted on 15 Sep 2018

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    The Single, Most Comprehensive Stem Cell Procedure Known To Humankind: How A "Full Body Stem Cell & Exosome Makeover" Works.

    What you are about to discover in this podcast is one of the most advanced, fringe, cutting-edge biohacks and forays into self-experimentation I've ever done... ...a full body stem-cell makeover at the Docere Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah...including a little-known type of compound called an "exosome". Dr. Harry Adelson, my first guest on today's podcast, began his training in regenerative injection therapy (prolotherapy) in 1998 while in his final year at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, Oregon after having been cured of a rock-climbing injury with prolotherapy. During his residency program in Integrative Medicine at the Yale/Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, he volunteered after hours in a large homeless shelter in Bridgeport, Connecticut, providing regenerative injection therapies to the medically underserved while gaining valuable experience. He opened Docere Clinics in Salt Lake City in 2002 and from day one, his practice has been 100% regenerative injection therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. In 2006 he incorporated platelet-rich plasma and ultrasound-guided injection into his armamentarium, in 2010, bone marrow aspirate concentrate and adipose-derived stem cells, and in 2013, fluoroscopic-guided injection (motion X-ray). Since February of 2010, Dr. Adelson has performed over 4,000 bone marrow and adipose-derived adult stem cell procedures, placing him among those most experienced in the world with the use of autologous stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. Dr. Amy Killen is also a guest on today's show. She joined Docere Medical after moving to Utah from Portland, Oregon, where she was the Medical Director of an anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialty practice. Dr. Killen’s medical training began in Dallas, where she attended medical school at UT Southwestern and received her M.D. degree, graduating in the top 10% of her class. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona and served as Chief Resident during her final year. After working as a board-certified emergency physician for more than 7 years, Dr. Killen began studying and training in anti-aging, regenerative, and aesthetic medicine in hopes of approaching patients’ wellness and beauty from a different perspective and with a new toolbox of innovative and effective treatment options. Advanced training has included completion of the fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine through the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and certification training in Age Management Medicine. Dr. Killen is certified by the National Institute of Medical Aesthetics in both basic and advanced cosmetic injections and trained with Dr. Lisbeth Roy to learn the O-Shot and P-Shot PRP procedures. Further PRP injection training was provided by PRP Life Lift and she completed the Hair Coach certification program with Dr. Alan Bauman in Florida, which taught a comprehensive approach to non-surgical hair loss. Dr. Killen learned how to extract and process stem cells as part of the U.S. Stem Cell Training Course taught by leading stem cell scientist Dr. Kristin Comella. Dr. Amy Killen has also spent many hours in the operating suite learning directly from Harry Adelson N.D. at Docere Clinics. Dr. Killen has spoken nationally about PRP and stem cell therapies and teaches a physician training course for ApexBiologix outlining current best practices for using regenerative therapies in aesthetics and sexual optimization. During my discussion with Harry and Amy, you'll discover: -How Harry got started with prolotherapy and PRP for pain management in farmers and construction workers... -The “Stem Cell Theory of Aging", which states that biologic aging is a result of loss function and population of stem cells in musculoskeletal tissues... -How Harry is harvesting stem cells from bone marrow, supplementing them with exosomes (the “currency” of stem cells, the inter-cellular communication blocks), and then injecting them into all major moving parts as well as skin of face, scalp, and penis... -Why exosomes may be the future of stem cell therapy... -Why umbilical and amniotic stem cells could potentially be dangerous due to exposing the body to foreign DNA... -What "MSC's" are, why are they different and better than other stem cell therapies, and how they differentiate into musculoskeletal tissues and have been called “medical signaling cells” because they trigger the healing of damaged tissues... -Why somebody would undergo a full body stem cell treatment, and whether is it going to "rejuvenate all of the cells in my body"... -What to expect after a full body stem cell makeover... Interview with Dr. Amy Killen: -What PRP therapy is, and how it differs from stem cells... -What happens when you inject stem cells into a man’s "unit", and why Amy injected Ben... -Why Amy injects stem cells and PRP into vaginas, and how the O-Shot improves the power and duration of female orgasms... -The secrets of the vampire breast lift and other cosmetic procedures she has done... -What causes hair loss, and how to fix it with stem cells... -How to use stem cells and PRP to get a non-surgical facelift, and why Amy injected my face and scalp... -What V-cells are and how they work... -Post-treatment care and biohacks to enhance recovery and efficacy of the treatment... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Docere Clinics in Salt Lake City, Utah -Video: What Are Exosomes? Ben Greenfield Interviews Dr. Harry Adelson On Full Body Stem Cell Makeover -Video: Ben Greenfield Interviews Dr. Amy Killen About Stem Cells, PRP, Exosomes & P-Shot -Video: Ben Greenfield Full Body Stem Cell Makeover With Exosomes: Part 1 -Video: Ben Greenfield Full Body Stem Cell Makeover With Exosomes: Part 2 -All the recovery biohacks I implemented to recover from the stem cell procedures and enhance stem cell production: -Flexpulse PEMF -Pulsecenters PEMF -Biomat Infrared -Trusii Hydrogen Rich Water -Joovv Infrared Light -NanoVi DNA Repair -Exogenous HVMN Ketones -Omega-3 DHA Superessential Fish Oil -Vielight Photobiomodulation -Kion Flex -Clearlight Sauna Episode Sponsors -Runga Join me for an amazing week at Runga. It's one of the most amazing weeks of my year. Use discount code "ben" to secure the one last minute reservation that just became available. -Kion Lean Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Baruka Nuts Get 15% off your order when you use my link and get a couple of travel packs on the house if you sign up for a subscription. -Joovv Next-Level Light Therapy. See how Joovv can help you reach—and surpass—your health and fitness goals. -Onnit Engineered for peak performance, Onnit is the easiest way to get optimized. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Harry, Amy or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

  • Posted on 13 Sep 2018

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    The Most Powerful Cellular Exercise Machine That Exists, How It Works & Exactly How To Use It.

    On my bedside is a tiny handheld unit called a “Flexpulse”, which I consider to be a small, portable “DJ for my brain”. By adjusting the frequency emitted by the device, I can use a 3Hz frequency to lull my brain into relaxed Delta brain waves, a 10Hz frequency to generate focused Alpha brain waves or a 23Hz frequency to produce high alert Beta brain waves. The Flexpulse generates a special kind of frequency called “PEMF”, and I’ve personally found that placing the square pad of unit on the back of my head (directly on my occipital bone) for a night of sleep or a quick nap (often combined with the Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation you’ll discover later in this article), I can knock myself out in no time flat for a perfect portion of slumber. Lately, I've been experimenting with an even more affordable alternative to the Flexpulse that seems to elicit very similar results: the ICES M1, which, in particular has been shown to increase blood flow in joints for up to three years after a single use! While small, portable devices like this are a perfect introduction to the wide variety of potential therapeutic applications of PEMF, the true “Cadillac” of PEMF therapy is a very large unit – about the size of a massage table – called the PulseCenter XL Pro. Both myself and Tony Robbins, Gerard Butler, Brandon Routh, Stevie Wonder and Rick Rubin are huge fans of this massive, whole-body-treatment setup, which can be used for everything from muscle sprains to headaches to sleep induction. Lots of American Ninja Warriors, countless Nike Master Trainers, lots of professional athletes who wish to remain anonymous for fear of having their secret weapon yanked, high profile biohackers, MLB, NBA, NFL players, high profile sports team owners, motivational speakers, entrepreneurial leaders and even professional bull riders. A few months ago, a guy named Emilio Palafox came to my house to train me on this table. The guy is a wealth of knowledge on PEMF therapy so I figured I should get him on the show! Emilio is the Channel Development Manager at Pulse Centers, spreading awareness of the game-changing, disruptive Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) technology. Emilio looks to identify individuals, organizations and corporations that are looking for healing, faster recovery, peak performance or all of the above. Emilio speaks about being the rising tide that lifts all boats and has been collaborating with people and organizations across the world that want to help impact humanity for the better. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Pulse Centers team, helping to lead and shift the collective consciousness of health, wellness, fitness and longevity. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How PEMF works...10:30 -How the cells respond to magnetic signals...14:45 -Why the earth has actually changed in terms of the grounding and earthing effect it's able to produce...19:00 -Why the PulseCenters table feel so much more powerful than the other PEMF devices...23:30 -The difference between PEMF frequencies, intensities, etc...28:30 -How to use PEMF to "charge" the brain or get nootropics delivered more efficiently to the brain...35:30 -How to use PEMF to treat areas like the testes, colon, heart, liver, etc...38:30 -The difference between the paddles vs. the rings vs. the chair vs. the bed...51:00 -How to use PEMF to increase stem cell production...57:00 -Whether you can overuse PEMF...1:05:15 -How the PulseCenters portable system works...1:08:00 -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Pulsecenters website -Book: Healing Is Voltage -Article:  A Tiny, 1/2 Ounce Piece Of Game-Changing Sleep Technology (And How To Use PEMF For Sleep) -Podcast: The Myth About "Grounding", Acupuncture Without Needles, 400% Increase In Stem Cell Production & Much More. -Podcast: The Potent Ergogenic Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy to Enhance Athletic Performance -Article: How Something Called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Can Make You Sleep Like A Baby (And Do Much More Than That). -ICES® DigiCeutical® M1 Model System - use code BEN for $100 off -ICES® DigiCeutical® A9a Model System - use code BEN for $100 off Episode Sponsors: -Omax The purest concentration of omega 3 fatty acids on the market. Try it for free when you use my link. -Gainswave Get 6 treatments and get the 7th one FREE when you use my link. -Thrive Market Get $60 worth of free groceries and free shipping on your first order. -Organifi Get 20% off your order at Organifi when you use promo code "greenfield" at checkout! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Emilio or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

  • Posted on 08 Sep 2018

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    Why A High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet Chock Full Of Saturated Fat, Coconut Oil & Butter Could Be Destroying Your Brain (& What To Do About It).

    Several months ago, in this weekly roundup, I commented about the book "Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life", and said:  "I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of this book, written by my friend and former podcast guest, Max Lugavere. At first, I figured it would be another “eggs, walnut and fish make you smarter” type of book, but instead, this manuscript took a deep, deep dive into specific genes that affect intelligence and how to pair them with food, mouthwatering recipes for everything from liver to avocado-salmon bowls, and some very good, step-by-step tips for optimizing your personal environment to enhance your cognition. It is a must read, with many pages folded over in my own copy." Max, a former podcast guest in the episode "The Surprising Facts About What Bread Does To Your Brain (And What You Can Do About It)" also created the documentary "Bread Head". In the film, he explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max is a also filmmaker, health and science journalist and author. He is the host of the podcast, The Genius Life. Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, and appears regularly as a health and nutrition expert on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why a decrease in walking speed and pattern, and forgetfulness of kitchen recipes in Max's mother inspired his latest book... -Why Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease drugs are so damaging... -The little-known but serious risks of MDMA and ecstasy... -Max's interesting perspective on dopamine and abstinence from hedonism... -Why Ben eats all the bones and cartilage and skin when he has chicken... -Why a specific population of Nigerians carry the genetic risk for Alzheimers but don't get Alzheimers... -The profound effect of ketones, fish oil and extra virgin olive oil on the brain... -How you can naturally increase blood glucose and ketones simultaneously... -The potential damage of using to much fish oil while excessively limiting omega 6 fatty acids consumption... -The actual percentage of saturated fats that you should eat... -When high HDL could be a bad thing... -Many people track blood glucose - but Max is a bigger fan of tracking Homa IR, and why that is... -A blood test that can predict Alzheimer's... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life -23andMe genetic test -The Ketogenic Diet by Lyle McDonald -YourBrainOnPorn.com -Mary Newport's books on coconut oil and the brain -Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Radical Metabolism by Anne Louise Gittleman -Are You A "Lean Mass Hyperresponder" Episode Sponsors: -Kion Clean Energy Bar Stable energy, real food, no sugar crashes! Just a tasty punch of mouth-watering, chocolatey-salty-coconut goodness. -Blue Apron A better way to cook. Get your first 3 meals free using my link! -Harry's Razors Get the Harry's trial set, a $13 value, for FREE when you use my link. -Trusii Use my link and get 30% off your order of the H2 tablets. And when you use code "ben" at checkout, you'll save an additional 10% off your entire order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Max or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/geniusfoods and one of us will reply!

  • Posted on 06 Sep 2018

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