Ben Greenfield Fitness
My Latest Sleep Biohacks, Habits, Routines, Rituals, Longevity Tips, Parenting Strategies, Spiritual Disciplines & More!
Mar 12, 2020 · 1 hr 53 min
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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 the Q&A we recorded at that same event.   In the second part of this episode, you'll hear a separate Q&A recorded at the second book launch party at , in which we cover deep sleep, REM sleep, sex hacking, plant medicine and psychedelics, NAD best practices, sirtuins and a host of other interesting topics.   If you haven't yet purchased your copy of Boundless, you can grab it . In this two part episode, you'll discover: Part 1: Panel and Q&A w/ Darshan Shah -Darshan and Ben discuss the process of writing Boundless...6:13 "I wanted a book I wanted to read" app Originally 10 chapters on brain, body, spirit -Tips on biohacking your sleep...10:00 wearable Be aware of the circadian rhythm Natural "bio hacks" like walking on the beach barefoot lights No blue lights at night Ben mentions Temperature and noise Hot/cold contrast shower Wear to bed pillow to feel safe Sleep routine begins the moment you wake up -Hints on personalizing your diet...17:15 Book: by Roger Williams Self-quantification is a reality for most people today on the Carnivore Diet and analysis device can give many key indicators Cold therapy in the morning was efficacious in managing blood glucose levels (spikes w/ coffee) -The importance of spiritual connectedness...28:06 Spiritual disciplines is one of the most underemphasized elements of fitness Fasting, fellowship w/ others, spirit of love toward others -How Ben helps mold the well-being of his two boys...31:34 Have them join you in your routine Happy family dinners Love and logic philosophy (no forbidden fruits) Educate on the consequences of their decisions Book: by Judy Arnall -How to fight EMF's and hidden toxins in an urban environment...37:00 Calcium influx in the cell membrane DNA and protein damage Down regulation of NF-kB pathway (Fasting and ketosis upregulate NF-kB pathway) and sirtuins help repair DNA -Audience Q&A...40:37 Biohacks to help heal a navicular stress fracture and continue to train minimalist shoe peptide How to help the circadian rhythm working bartenders hours Become a napping superstar device by Fisher Wallace Reishi mushroom from sleep mask app on YouTube How to stay mentally strong as challenges come in your professional life Pray and meditate every day Quarterly, 3-4 days of isolation, plant-medicine ceremony Know how to manage stress 40 minute timer, then 10 minute break One day per week, one week per quarter off app Intermittent fasting for post-menopausal women Part 2: Talk at   -The 3 things that Ben uses at home every single day...1:02:33 Walk in the sunshine Book: by Arturo Herrera Book: by Sayer Ji is a great source of melanin Grounding and earthing from Ultimate Longevity Book: by Clint Ober Hyperbaric Oxygen -How to maximize deep sleep when everything else has failed...1:11:06 Pay attention to core temperature Cold shower before bed in bed actually cools the body Higher doses of (300-600 mg) High dose of (Dr. John Lieurance of Advanced Biome Corp.) -Long-term effects of psychedelics...1:15:50 Serotonin imbalances, dopamine issues, etc. Quarterly journey on psychedelics Be aware of replenishment, and cautious with frequency of use Limited alcohol and meat consumption prior to use Socially acceptable, but overuse is a problem due to accessibility and lack of knowledge Be aware of the effects it will have on your body -Effectiveness of NAD...1:22:30 Caveat: it increases methylation; use with a methyl donor based is the most efficacious (expensive though) Fasting, consuming fermented foods nicotinamide ribosome NAD spray for DNA repair to be effective -Tips on improving fitful sleep...1:26:00 Many people are hypoglycemic; early morning wakeups are indicative of this Low amounts of -How to help with bladder issues at night...1:29:10 decreases w/ age -How to calculate proper protein absorption...1:32:10 Most people can absorb a max of 40 grams of protein in one sitting On lower activity days, less protein and vice versa for higher activity -How to lower A1C levels... Morning cold regimen -Up and coming peptides to watch...1:39:03 and BGF podcasts on peptides LGD () for giardia -How to keep things hot in bed as you age...1:43:37 Book:  by Mantak Chia Book: by David Deida Quarterly journey w/ plant medicines Resources from this episode: - - - - - website Episode sponsors: -: Satisfying, nutrient-dense, real-food energy bars with a delicious chocolate coconut flavor! BGF listeners receive a 10% discount when you use discount code: BGF10 -: Delivers healthy 100% grass-fed and finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door on a monthly basis. All their products are humanely raised and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones. For 2 lbs of 100% grass-fed beef and 2 lbs of pure bacon for FREE, PLUS $20 off your first box go to OR enter promo code BEN20 at checkout. -: Are you ready for upgraded digestion? Take your body to the ultimate edge of human potential and become biologically optimized with Gluten Guardian. 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