Ben Greenfield Fitness
A Biohacking Clinic Straight From The Deck Of Star Trek, The Minimum Effective Dose Of Exercise, How Ben Greenfield Fasts, Increasing Mitochondrial Density & Much More!
Jan 5, 2019 · 1 hr 37 min
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NextHealth is a brand new, cutting-edge, biohacking facility that is taking California by storm. In this conversation between Ben Greenfield and , you'll hear... ...a magnitude of information related to health and wellness, including: diets, exercise regimens, herbs, music, , lab tests and much more, recorded straight from the , which is like the deck of a Star Trek spaceship and a complete playground for biohackers and health or longevity enthusiasts! This particular episode will teach you how to become the best version of yourself by taking advantage of the information that’s out there in the health, science, wellness and fitness sectors. The barrier to entry to biohacking and self-optimization is becoming far more cost effective and there’s a plethora of information, supplements, tests and programs out there that are becoming more mainstream. Finally, if you like what you hear, you can .  Please also note that I will be speaking at NextHealth in Century City on January 30 at 7pm, and the event is completely free to the public to attend! More details below. In this conversation, you'll discover: -How to increase longevity using ancestral wisdom and biohacking through telomere analysis...8:05 Telomere analysis is not an ironclad measurement but is efficacious in conjunction with other analyses. Longevity markers: Grip strength Walking speed Ability to sit and stand Face Inflammatory markers Track your chronological age, and your health while you're on this earth Humans crave variety, improvement We've been led to believe the top of the totem pole is our workouts, strength, etc. Look for ways to "scratch the itch" for self-improvement other than your workout Find the "minimum effective dose" vs. an all or nothing approach Sitting around waiting to see the chiropractor; at airports Find ways to be active throughout your day to day activities; get creative!  changed Dr. Shah's life Also check out the Lift occasionally, sprint occasionally, move all day long. -My thoughts on High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)...19:35 Two ways to increase your mitochondrial density. Both are effective Long, slow aerobic training Higher intensity, brief spurts of exercise 1-2x/week, do 4 extremely hard efforts for 30 seconds; rest (or low-intensity exercise) 4 minutes between. Tabata set: 4 Minutes; 20 seconds hard, 10 seconds easy. VO2 max -What my diet looks like...26:25 Varies widely due to extensive international travel schedule I love to eat whatever local food is available While at home, my diet most resembles the There's not a single "perfect" human diet Eating healthy goes in phases; maybe depending on a certain condition they have at a given time You can try more variety once you've been on a restrictive diet for a period of time (2-6 months) I eat a whole foods diet; seasonal Eat a whole foods diet as much as possible; use all self-quantification data available to you (ancestral, blood, etc.) Epigenetics: eating according to your ancestry -My thoughts on testing the microbiome...37:50 The biome of the large intestine isn't necessarily reflective of the small intestine. As testing becomes more popular, data is collected; solutions to particular problems are possible. AI can be used to sort through the vast amount of data Probiotics not effective in populating the gut. People with bacteria deficiencies have GI, digestive issues; not enough fiber and fermented foods -My sleep habits, and how I track my sleep...43:20 Tracking can be a distraction at first as you're so focused on the data Eventually, you just get used to it I use the to track my sleep (use code: GREENFIELDOURA to save $$$) What I track in my sleep sleep latency deep sleep percentages REM and light sleep percentages Number of times I woke Body temp Heart rate variability Low hanging fruits when it comes to tracking sleep: My quality of sleep is correlated to the amount of bright sunshine I get before noon Anything that targets the endocannabinoid system is helpful for deep sleep Breathwork helps with sleep latency Box breathing 4-7-8 breathing Melatonin is effective when traveling west to east -Why I travel so extensively when I don't really need to...57:05 -The relationship between fasting and circadian rhythm, overall health and longevity...59:18 It's difficult to see the benefits; stoic approach Daily 12-16 hour intermittent fast 3-4 times a year, do a 5-day fasting-mimicking diet Fast Saturday dinner to Sunday dinner, twice a month -The pros and cons of drugs such as rapamycin and metformin...1:08:00 I don't use rapamycin; I get sufficient autophagy and mTOR through fasting I don't take metformin either Good for longevity, not so much for athletes Increased risk for diabetes, Alzheimer's, etc. after prolonged use Other studies have shown the opposite... -Some of my strategies to optimize my brain (outside of nootropics)...1:11:30 The power of music to enhance neurogenesis; the joy it brings emotionally Not a fan of device-based entertainment Reading, especially fiction (reading and writing)  (use code: GREENFIELD) How I test my cognitive ability General rule: If I'm doing something outside my comfort zone, leaving me a bit irritated, I know I'm triggering neurogenesis. Focus on things like gratitude, socialization, meditation, etc. then complement it with nootropics. -My strategies for optimizing my cardiovascular performance...1:20:05 3 areas to track: Nervous system Exercise Diet Never done a calcium scan score (although I want to) More is not better (exercise, Vitamin D, etc.) -An overview of the services provided at ...1:29:00 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -! -You can - FOREFRONT Talk with Ben Greenfield: Wednesday 1/30/19 at 7pm at NextHealth, Century City, CA Westfield Mall 10250 Santa Monica Blvd LA CA 90067 To RSVP and for more information, send an email to - -The  Episode Sponsors: – Learn the most popular fasts, how to do them and how they can boost your health. Get the free guide, Fasting Decoded and get in on all the goodness at - The Most Powerful H2 Tablets, Period. H2Now delivers over 15ppm H2-infused water in seconds to Neutralize Inflammation, Heal Your Cells, Boost Your Performance and Recovery, and Restore Optimal Health. Use code: BEN (15% + Free Shipping) – delivers quality nutrition to the world with delicious, easy-to-mix superfood drinks. Hundreds of thousands of women and men use Organifi products to sleep better, get their energy back and achieve their weight loss goals. Use code: GREENFIELD at checkout, and receive 20% off your entire purchase! Got a question for Dr. Shah or myself? 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