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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/435 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… A Knee or Hip ‘Replacement’ Without Surgery? It’s on the Horizon...01:15 Individual dietary choices can add–or take away–minutes, hours, and years of life...06:30 The most sustainable foods–from seaweed to venison...11:43 The corruption of the human diet...EXCELLENT summary of everywhere we've "gone wrong"...15:55 "5 Anti-Aging Nootropics that Scientists Believe May Defeat Death"...25:50 3–9.5 g of creatine monohydrate per day for 7–52 weeks alongside resistance training is BOMB, especially for seniors looking for muscle gain/maintenance. Read more here...34:41 Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook He's back... ...one of my most popular podcast guests of all time. I recently flew down to Dr. Matthew Cook's office in San Jose, at a location called BioReset™️ Medical, for a cutting-edge knee repair protocol, similar to the type of new knee and cartilage fixing science you can read about here. Of course, we just had to get on the mics to record a podcast for you, and in addition to talking all things cutting-edge joint therapy, peptides, and regenerative medicine, we also delved into what I consider to be one of the most important discussions I've ever had on my show—particularly related to worldwide health, Covid, vaccinations, long-haul Covid syndrome, and perhaps the most important consideration of all: whether or not I personally plan to get vaccinated (I think you'll be quite surprised at the ultimate outcome of the discussion, which begins about the 38:00 mark). He is President and Founder of BioReset™️ Medical and Medical Advisor of BioReset Network. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in practicing medicine, focusing the last 14 years on functional and regenerative medicine. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and has completed a fellowship in functional medicine. Dr. Matthew Cook’s early career as an anesthesiologist and medical director of an outpatient surgery center that specialized in sports medicine and orthopedic procedures provided invaluable training in the skills that are needed to become a leader in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. His practice, BioReset™️ Medical, provides treatments for conditions ran

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/square1 Shawn Sherman was mentioned to Ben by Adam McDowell @movingmuscle Someone reached out to me and told me about his work and how he can do sort of a reboot of the nervous system. I flew him out to my house and he worked his magic on me for a couple of hours with a form of therapy unlike anything I ever talked about before on a podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is the "Square 1" system?...05:30 -Pre-treatment checks on Ben the patient...12:30 -How basic, seemingly simple patterns can cause problems...31:27 -Customizing triggers for an individual...44:06 -What is going on during corrective exercise to fix the movement...59:20 -Test after using a functional activity equipment (bow)...1:15:02 -How to identify activities that produce pain...1:17:14 -And much more... Resources mentioned in this episode: - Shawn Sherman: Square 1 System Follow on Instagram - Adam McDowell @movingmuscle - Podcasts: Episode #137: “Dr. Two Fingers” Reveals His Teeth-Gritting, Body-Healing Secrets. Interview with Dr. Craig Buhler. - Other Resources: The 4-hour Body by Tim Ferris MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques)

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils Andreas Wecker, my guest on today's podcast, is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. He was European, World and Olympic champion. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 Wecker was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo. Wecker qualified for the German team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Just days before his events, he suffered a serious shoulder injury where he tore a bicep muscle in his shoulder, ending his career. Injured and processing the revelation that his career was on indefinite hold, Andreas followed a rigid six-week recovery plan before pushing ahead to tour as a professional gymnastics exhibitionist. Like many other athletes, he found himself dependent on a combination of painkillers, aspirin, and coffee to cope with the lingering pain and get him through practices and performances. In what has become an all-too-familiar story of drug dependence, Andreas’ dependence on painkillers went on for 14 years—until he finally stepped away from his athletic pursuits in 2004. When he tried to stop taking the pills, he noted an immediate, rapid deterioration in his health and well-being. Over a six-week period in 2006, Andreas lost 45 pounds and 80 percent of his blood supply. Soon admitted to the hospital, doctors diagnosed Andreas with Crohn’s Disease (CD). In the following weeks, he received eight blood transfusions and immediately began a treatment plan, with hopes of reversing his body’s decline. After nearly two months in the hospital, Andreas realized that the 33 pills he was taking every single day were not improving his condition. Defeated, he acknowledged that the pills only temporarily alleviated some of the most severe symptoms. Despite struggling with feelings of defeat, Andreas knew this could not be the only cure. The treatment plan was causing his body to rapidly change and progressively weaken. Without some sort of miracle, the next step would be major surgery to remove large portions of his digestive tract. As Andreas saw it, he had three options: -Die from Crohn’s Disease

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/434 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Maybe ancient medicine wasn’t that bad after all...04:30 How is your gut bile doing these days? More important than you may think…07:10 How weight training shifts your cells into "fat burning mode"...10:15 Yet another reason to keep muscle on as you age - fat free mass directly correlated to metabolism in aging humans (no surprises, but seeing the actual research on it is interesting)... I just found the new anti-aging pill...14:20 Exercise beats out dieting if you want to burn the "worst" kind of fat...14:26


bengreenfieldfitness.com/ibdpodcast While recently in Los Angeles at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I had the pleasure of a long, sunshine walk with several of the speakers and presenters. Perhaps you already heard my chat that I recorded with Chris Kelly as part of that trip.  But I also met a couple of new friends who are real ninjas when it comes to something called "IBD" (inflammatory bowel disease). On my left side during the walk was Andrew Kornfeld (andrew@ibd.coach), who holds degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and is an award-winning educator, organizer, and published author. Andrew has Crohn’s disease, and over the course of a decade and a half has developed a tailored and evidence-based protocol that allowed him to achieve robust, lasting clinical remission from his IBD. Andrew founded IBDCoach so others with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis could benefit from the strategic lessons and research he has conducted in his personal pursuit of health. And on my right side was Amy Loftus (amy@ibd.coach), who holds a B.A. in Biological Anthropology and an M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, and works alongside Andrew to run the operations and educational arm of IBDCoach. Amy combines her decade of K-12 classroom teaching experience, her work as a software engineer at a Silicon Valley health tech startup, and her years as an IBD spouse to empower IBDCoach members and their families with the resources they need to achieve their remission goals. Founded in 2019, IBDCoach is the brainchild of Andrew and Amy, who are on a mission to change healthcare by tackling inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in a capacity never attempted before. In their program, members work to achieve long-lasting remission through immersive science education, community support, and a unique form of health coaching that emphasizes strategic, pa

bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisandben While recently in Los Angeles at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I had the pleasure of a long, sunshine walk with my friend Chris Kelly. We brought a microphone along and recorded a fantastic chat for you with topics including... The growing epidemic of loneliness and how building a community can protect you biologically. How introversion can be steered towards a great deal of social good. My formula for the best dinner party guest list. The rewards of systematic service to others. And much more... So who is Chris Kelly? Chris Kelly is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, a graduate of the Kalish Institute, and the founder of Nourish Balance Thrive. As a competitive cyclist, Chris trained hard and got fast, loving the buzz of a great workout session. However, at a certain point, he realized that in hindsight he spent most of his life feeling like crap—and his biomarkers spelled impending doom. Chris struggled with insomnia, fatigue, brain fog, his libido plummeted, and his recovery times took a nosedive. He wanted to train well, but he also wanted to enjoy the rest of his life. So Chris transitioned to a Paleo-type diet, reading a book a week on the subject for a year, but that was only half the solution. The other half came through experimenting with and perfecting a system of functional medicine—he effectively became his own guinea pig. Now, Chris's body is back in balance—his symptoms have disappeared, his diet’s right for him, and his family life is as enjoyable as his training. In 2014, Chris quit his job as a software engineer to focus on helping athletes enjoy optimum fitness and health. Nourish Balance Thrive isn't just a diet or motivational coaching—rather, it's the perfect blend of a lab-based supplement plan, expert dietary advice, and consultative performance planning uniquely tailored to your lifestyle. It's kind of the ultimate biohacking training course with a practical component developed just for you, with the goal of arming yo

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredeconomics I recently finished what I now consider to be one of the most important and transformative financial books I've ever read: Sacred Economics, Revised: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein. The book traces the history of money, from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, and the new revised edition includes new material on cryptocurrencies and emerging research that has come out since the book's original publication. Charles shows how capitalism contributes to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroys community; and necessitates endless growth at the cost of social and environmental devastation. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - and their collapse presents a golden opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. Charles describes the deeper narratives beneath our economic system, and how we can reimagine it to align with a new story. Applying a broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, he explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local economies, gift economics, cryptocurrencies, and the restoration of the commons. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, he presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Charles is an American public speaker and author. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement. Key themes explored include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture. His books include: Sacred Economics Climate: A New Story The Ascent of Humanity, and The More Beautiful Worl

bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandaubrey Aubrey Marcus and I have connected on past podcasts. Today, we're back recording straight from his home in Austin, Texas with a wide-ranging discussion of everything from Christianity to plant medicines to managing time and FOMO, family, and, of course, the age-old question of whether men should avoid sex or ejaculation if they don't want to strip nutrients and energy from their body.  Aubrey Marcus is the founder of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world. Aubrey also currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, mindset and spirituality with over 35 million downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Tim Ferriss Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience. He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the host of the Fit For Service Fellowship, and is the author of the NYT Bestselling book Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins. If you ask Aubrey the cause he is most passionate about, it is raising awareness for psychedelic medicine, through organizations like MAPS.org and Heffter Institute. He

News Flashes  Attention longevity enthusiasts: this article is pure gold...05:15 Intense exercise causes mitochondrial damage even in elite athletes...15:30 Fascinating...simply feeding these mutant worms cardiolipin restored mitochondrial function and worm health in these strains - new anti-aging molecule?...20:30 Dieting and working out a lot? Low carbohydrate availability, within-day prolonged periods of low energy availability (LEA), insufficient intake of bone-building nutrients, lack of mechanical bone stress & psychogenic stress all can cluster pretty fast, so be careful. Good paper here...27:30 Kinda scary how much people pay attention to their personal trainer's PHYSIQUE vs. education/certification/results, etc. when it comes to choosing a trainer. Hence, ignorant or incompetent Instagram personal training "stars" being so popular...yet often ineffective...35:55 Good one - 11 Expert Tips to Stop Being a People Pleaser and Start Doing You...41:40

bengreenfieldfitness.com/evolutionaryherbalism2 When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”, I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, which describes the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom. Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham. In Sajah's book, which weaves together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in nature. Organized into five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, Sajah's work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world in a truly holistic system of plant medicine. A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experience

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis Pastor Doug Wilson first joined me for a podcast episode about his book Confessions of a Food Catholic, for which we recorded a show entitled, "Why Your Pursuit Of A Better Body & The Perfect Diet Is Never Going To Make You Happy, How Christians Should Make Food Choices, The Ultimate Source Of Joy & Much More". Since then, Doug has, as is his usual practice, been churning out plenty more books, including a couple of my favorite fictional titles of his Ecochondriacs and Ride, Sally, Ride, and quite recently, the book Devoured by Cannabis: Weed, Liberty, and Legalization, which is the topic of this podcast. In Devoured by Cannabis, Doug argues that marijuana usage is not comparable to alcohol consumption or to smoking cigarettes, and demonstrates that the use of recreational marijuana is definitely not an option for Christians, and just a bad idea in general. He says that liberty for potheads means tyranny for everyone, including the smokers enslaved by the drug. Considering I just interviewed Josiah Hesse about his book Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports, I thought it would be timely to get Doug's take on the topic too. Doug has been a family friend for years, and is the minister of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, which is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC) and the church I and my wife Jessa attended all throughout my childhood and during college. After his stint in the submarine service of the U.S. Navy, he attended the University of Idaho where he obtained an MA in philosophy. As one of its founders, Doug has served on the board of 

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Keith Keith Rabois is the General Partner at Founders Fund. He has a unique background as an entrepreneurial executive and investor. Since 2000, he has been instrumental in driving five startups from their early stages to successful IPOs. He has provided seed capital to another ten companies that are currently valued at over $1 B, including Airbnb, Lyft, YouTube, Wish, Yammer. Since March 2013, Keith Rabois has served as a senior partner at Khosla Ventures, a technology venture capital fund founded by Vinod Khosla. He specializes in funding early-stage companies with a primary focus in consumer, financial services and health care innovation. At the same time, Keith co-founded Opendoor, a startup which transforms the painful process of selling a home into delightful and immediate experience. At KV, Rabois has led investments in a broad array of startups including, DoorDash, Stripe, Thoughtspot, Affirm, Even Financial and Piazza. Over the prior decade, he forged several of the most important new social and commerce platforms. Keith began his career in the industry as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Public Policy at PayPal [NASDAQ: PYPL, later acquired by EBAY] and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn [NYSE: LNKD] and as a chief operating officer of Square [NASDAQ: SQ]. But he's also a bit of a fitness and optimization nerd, often heard championing the value of fitness, sleep and heart rate tracking, and recently leading 'big tech' scions in Miami fitness bubble, as a recent news article cited "The former PayPal exec, who has invested in LinkedIn, Square and Yelp, is teaching a Barry’s Bootcamp class in Miami with tech industry insiders", where he was quoted as saying that he believes the future of fitness in a post-pandemic world will be a combination of at-home meets in-person workouts. “I think the future will be a hybrid. Resistance training is a critical ingredient for everybody’s workout and it’s very difficult for people to do strength training at home. People need both guidance and form correction. I think some people will allocate some time to training at home just for convenience, then people like to get inspired with in-person classes -- r

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/herbalism When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”, I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, describing the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom. Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham. In the book, weaving together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in Nature. Organized in five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, this work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world into a truly holistic system of plant medicine. A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide you to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and nature as a whole.

bengreenfieldfitness.com/432 News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… These biohacking tricks give the world's best footballers the ultimate kick...05:30 I totally agree with this paper endorsing much more *female* research and biologically sexual appropriate studies on human... - while I think "sexist" is an oft over-used or mis-used term, it definitely applies to much scientific research these days...17:15 If you are going to light your house with something other than the incandescent/red incandescent bulbs I use, then OLED appears to be less problematic for circadian rhythm disruption than LED, but still not great: (Get incandescent bulbs of maximum wattage (150w) to avoid the harmful flickering of LED and fluorescent bulbs)...23:05  New article/paper on amino acids, protein and aging DEFINITELY back up that the low-calorie, non-insulinogenic effects of essential amino acids (EAA's) make these a really good way to 'stay anabolic' without excess aging. (thank you @kion aminos...27:35 "Reset" your circadian rhythm with bright light in morning and melatonin at night...34:10 A late dinner isn't as big a deal as most say when it comes to sleep disruption, but experiment/track nonetheless to see if that's the case for you...39:20

bengreenfieldfitness.com/peakhuman On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had the pleasure to sit down with my new friend Brian Sanders. Brian is the filmmaker behind the feature-length documentary Food Lies and host of the Peak Human podcast. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then turned to technology and sold an app company. He’s used his technical background and love for fitness and nutrition to also work as a Health Coach and be the co-founder of the health, media, and technology company SAPIEN.  He's also a speaker and the owner of NoseToTail.org providing premium grass-finished meat to the 48 contiguous states. Prior to this podcast, we both did a "shot" of a kratom/kava euphoric-inducing blend called FeelFree, so the podcast got a bit crazy! If you want to try a shot of this stuff for yourself click here and use code INSERT CODE for an XYZ% discount. In this episode, you'll discover: -Brian and Ben have “drunken banter” over some new products...03:05 -About ancestral hacking vs biohacking...06:30 -Why it’s important to track your metrics naturally, without wearables...10:05 -The most ideal state to consume food and how to stabilize blood glucose spikes...13:20 -Ben’s biggest takeaways from the Faster Study and what it involved...26:10 -What Ben carb loaded before Spartan race days...31:00 -The best way to adapt your diet for improved longevity...41:00 -Ben’s best tips for including alcohol into your “healthy” diet...45:10 -Why Ben says it’s okay to be weird in the sake of being metabolically well...57:05 -And much more... Episode sponsors: -Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge -Butcher Box -Ra Optics -Levels Health bengreenfieldfitne

It's time to take a deep dive into all things pre-, post-, and during-workout nutrition to maximize recovery, anabolism, muscle hypertrophy, and much more with Milos Sarcev — one of the top bodybuilders of all time. Milos was born on January 17, 1964 in Novi Sad, Serbia (former Yugoslavia), grew up in Bečej, and at an early age got involved in numerous sporting activities—participating in judo, karate, swimming, soccer, and basketball tournaments as a teenager. At the age of 17, he was introduced to weightlifting and immediately fell in love with bodybuilding. Four years later, he started competing, entered and won his province title (Mr. Vojvodina), his republic title (Mr. Serbia), and finally national title (Mr. Yugoslavia) before going on to compete on the international scene (Mr. Europe and Mr. Universe). He won the 1989 Amateur Mr. Universe competition and started competing as a professional in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB). Milos studied nutritional technology at the University of Novi Sad and moved to the USA in 1987 to pursue his bodybuilding career. In 1989 he won the Amateur Mr. Universe title, in 1991 became an IFBB professional bodybuilder, competing in over 110 bodybuilding shows worldwide (72 of which were IFBB professional competitions), and qualified for the Mr. Olympia contest for 10 consecutive years in the hardest era of bodybuilding (1990s). After his competitive career, Milos became known for coaching/advising numerous professional athletes and Olympic medalists. He took a part in famous BALCO Labs "Project World Record" as a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach for Tim Montgomery—creating the fastest man alive by breaking the World Record on the 100-meter sprint (9.77 seconds) after less than 9 months of coaching. As a bodybuilding coach, he advised over 100 IFBB professional bodybuilders, of which 36 qualified for the most prestigious Mr. Olympia competition. He is a renowned international nutritional expert and speaker; professional trainer; and strength, conditioning, and contest preparation consultant with over 35 years of firsthand industry experience. Milos has become one of the most prominent authorities on nutrition and the human body as relates to athletic performance, earning him the industry moniker “The Mind.” He is considered to be one of the

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/redbull  Occasionally, I'm interviewed by magazines, other podcasts, authors, radio networks, etc., and occasionally, I also release those interviews with the journalist in public. After all, whatever you say on an interview can and will be used against you right? Just kidding. This interview actually went quite well, and was recorded to be published in The Red Bulletin Innovator, published by the Red Bull Media House, distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland plus digitally in several other languages online (including English). The interview with me is an 8-page-opener for a special section about biohacking, and the issue will be out in September. The interview was conducted by Andreas Breitfeld, a German biohacker and founder of the first biohacking lab in Germany, along with author Stefan Wagner. In this episode, you'll discover: -Is there such thing as a "perfect life"?...03:55 Full mind, body, spirit optimization Not fully attainable due to our fallen human nature Our fallibility can be a beautiful thing; keeps us humble and grounded Problems spur progress Most people exist in a sub-optimal state Many obstacles to an optimal life humanity today we weren't exposed to before Always learning new things to optimize mind, body, spirit -What is the meaning of life?...10:35 The meaning life is "survival" Maslow's hierarchy of needs Ben subscribes to a higher power, absolute truth "Savor, enjoy God's creation while loving others; identify our calling and make a positive impact" John Piper: "We are designed to fully glorify God by being fully satisfied in Him." -Is your personal health the best expression of seeking meaning in your life?...16:35 Focusing on your own health is the opposite of seeking true meaning in life Focusing on others makes your own health more gratifying Take care of your health in order to serve others Use biohacks in order to best serve those who depend on you Put on your own oxygen mask first; but don't dwell on all the technical details, help people! -How to find the balance between optimal health and a worthwhil

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/431 Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast? Click here, or use the 'contact' button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. 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 – Follow Ben on Twitter for more… Good one: "Psychedelics Weren't As Common in Ancient Cultures As We Think"08:40 Interesting...why chewing morning glory seeds gets you high: (I guess Home Depot is probably going to sell out of seeds once this becomes common knowledge)...14:20 Interesting that vegetable oils trigger the 'bliss molecule' anandamide. May that's why that baked goodie or potato chip is so darn addictive (veg oils kinda like using THC for munchies!)...18:55 Ladies - it appears cannabis makes sex better...22:25 How to have WAY MORE SEX in your marriage...25:40