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Q&A 414: The Benefits Of Nicotine, Easy Hack To Increase HRV, Do Face Masks Cause Oxygen Deprivation, Why You Should Work Out Before Dinner & Much More! – Ben Greenfield Fitness

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Listener Q&A:

What To Do About Very Tight Muscles…51:30

Boomer asks: Pretty much all the muscles in my body are incredibly tense and tight, which has led to constant discomfort and continuous joint issues. This started when I was 15, and I’m 28 now. I foam roll and stretch every day, eat mainly organic whole foods, and have supplemented with magnesium which did not work. Do you have any ideas on what could be wrong, and what I could be doing differently?

In my response, I recommend:

Do Face Masks Cause Oxygen Deprivation?…1:07:25

Liz asks: I love all the great information you share on the podcast about breathwork. I’m 61 years old and I just started back to work at a mammogram office front desk. I’m required to wear a face mask all day, which is absolutely exhausting. I know I’m not drinking enough water because of the mask, and I felt that I was low on oxygen. How can I better take care of myself in this situation?


In my response, I recommend:

Why You Feel The Weather In Your Body…1:15:30

Mike asks: In general, how do people feel the weather in their body? A good example is those who get migraines right before a thunderstorm. Is it the pressure? A measurable change in blood sugar, and then they feel relief once the weather changes? How can someone be less sensitive to changes in the weather?

In my response, I recommend:

Should You Put A Joovv Light In An Infrared Sauna?…1:18:50

Rob asks: I’m going to get a Clearlight Sauna for infrared therapy, and I’m wondering if I should supplement that with a Joovv device?

In my response, I recommend:


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Dr. Steven Gundry talks all about POOP

There’s a big mistake that most doctors make with their patients: We NEVER talk about poop.

That’s because this one topic can make people feel embarrassed, uncomfortable, and maybe even a little bit sick.

But poop is incredibly important for your health.

That’s why on today’s episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, I’m talking poop!

You’re going to hear answers to questions you might have always wondered about — but were too embarrassed to ask. So if you want to know what poop is made of, what healthy poop looks like, and why “floaters” are a sign of bad health, then you need to tune in to this episode.

I’m also going to teach you the foods you need to eat for healthy bowel movements, which foods you MUST avoid, and why one popular leafy vegetable is like a “ticking time bomb” for diarrhea.

So even if this topic makes you a little squeamish, don’t skip this episode — believe me, your “gut buddies” will thank you later.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The TRUTH about what’s in your poop — and what it can tell you about your health (1:45)
  • My “anaconda” method for recognizing a healthy poop (4:15)
  • What “floating poop” says about your diet — you might be missing THIS (5:30)
  • The surprising reason why most people quickly lose 4-5 pounds on a 3-day water fast (6:45)
  • The “backyard toxin” that’s threatening your fragile gut bacteria (10:15)
  • Why eating this one “health food” is like “swallowing razor blades” (12:30)
  • What traditional Africans knew about diet and healthy eating that Westerners didn’t (14:00)
  • The REAL number of bowel movements you should be having every day (16:30)
  • 3 simple (and cheap) additions you can make to your diet for bigger, smoother bowel movements (18:15)
  • Why this one trendy vegetable is NOT your friend (22:30)
  • The crazy reason why poop can make a lean person fat and a fat person lean (28:45)
  • How “crapsules” could be a game changer for children on the autism spectrum (31:00)
  • A simple reason why you don’t actually need a “toilet stool” for proper pooping (35:00)
  • The brain-boosting nutrient that’s abundant in this controversial breakfast food (36:00)
  • Why you might never need toilet paper again (seriously!) (38:15)

Mentioned on this episode:

The Plant Paradox

Human Microbiome Project

Denis Burkitt and the origins of the dietary fibre hypothesis

Alessio Fasano on gluten sensitivity and diarrhea

Study on autism and fecal microbiota transplants (FMT)

Unintentional weight gain from FMT

Choline and the brain

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

She was “trapped” in a wheelchair – until she did THIS

Dr. Gundry reveals: The secret life of lectins

Are there GOOD lectins? Plant Paradox loopholes

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Olga Kotelko

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Olga Kotelko (see video below) is not your average ninety-five-year-old.

She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, my guest on today’s podcast, Bruce Grierson, set out to uncover what it is that’s driving Olga.

He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, to what she does in her spare time to her family history. In the book “What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives“, Bruce details how Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world’s leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials.

What you’ll get to hear today is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at which parts of our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and which parts  we can shape ourselves. You’ll discover how your genes, opportunities, and choices forge the course of your life, especially during your golden years.

During our discussion, you’ll discover:

-The fascinating story of Olga and how she has defied aging…

-How to discover if you have the the Superstar gene, the Worrier gene or Warrior gene, and how this affects your longevity…

-One big myth about stress, adversity and aging…

-What Bruce thinks about the new class of telomere activating drugs…

-Why plaques in your brain may not be as big an issue as you may think…

-The single cognitive-boosting activity that is far more important than Sudoku, crossword puzzles and brain games…

-When it is too late for exercise to make a difference…

-The surprising truth about exercise intensity…

-Why sleeping steadily 8-9 hours through the night may not actually be necessary for longevity…

-A trick that Olga does with an old wine bottle that keeps her joints young and supple…

-The single most important personality trait for achieving long age…

-How you can change your living and working environment to maximize longevity…

What do you think? If you have questions, comments or feedback for author Bruce Grierson or any of the anti-aging tips you learn in the episode, leave your thoughts below…

…and be sure to grab your copy of What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives.

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An Interview With A Child Prodigy

Meet 15-year-old prodigy, Daniel Bissonnette. This kid first turned my head when I saw him sitting cross-legged and meditating in his shorts on what appeared to be a giant frozen glacier in a social media post of his he tagged me in.

I looked into Daniel, and it turns out he’s a pretty impressive young man.

Daniel is currently listed as one of the World’s Top 100 Most Influential Vegans, the most in-demand health/nutrition youth keynote in the world, an award-winning activist, bestselling author, developer of the “GENIUS Mode” program, and host of the weekly YouTube “Daniel Bissonnette Show.”

Daniel has delivered hundreds of presentations since the age of 9 at conferences, expos, consumer shows, community groups, food companies, schools, institutes, and non-profit organizations and continues to make headlines today.

But, it all started out when Daniel was a bullied elementary school kid who wanted to help a few friends eat healthier.

In third grade, Daniel was approached by his teacher and decided to publicly speak about his food choices. Pleasantly surprised to see how many kids began trashing their junk food and switching to healthier alternatives, Daniel was encouraged to continue spreading the message and volunteered to speak at a global rally. Little did he know that his first public talk would go viral. It became the most-viewed YouTube video for the event that took place in 500 cities around the world with over 2M attendees!

From that moment on Daniel, began to speak on stages of leading health events across Canada, the US, and Europe. By the age of 11, he became a signature speaker with the largest health show franchise in Canada and published his bestselling book Daniel’s BREAKFAST Burst. With Daniel’s BREAKFAST Burst he was able to inspire more children around the world to eat a healthier breakfast than any other authority!

Daniel’s BREAKFAST Burst was such a hit that it was featured in popular magazines, radio, TV, and even purchased by Hollywood celebrities. It sure got kids and parents excited about eating their way to smarts too with over a month of carefully designed breakfast meals that deliver peak nutrition for mental performance. By 12 years old, Daniel was ranked in the World’s Top 100 Most Influential Vegans and joined the non-profit organization “Borneo Wildlife Preservation” to help raise funds and awareness to support reforestation and pygmy elephant conservation projects in Borneo. At 13, he was honored the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion by Supreme Master Ching Hai and completed his long-anticipated “GENIUS Mode” program.

In his “GENIUS Mode – The Biology of Greatness” program and Biology Of Greatness, Daniel shares breakthrough science on a never before discussed topic—altering your DNA to become a genius. “There are ways we can go into our genetic code and rewrite it. Genius is something you CAN become because it’s a built-in mechanism and there’s an exact science to doing so!” says Daniel. He reveals his daily “hacks” you can use to increase brain power, intelligence, develop physical and mental resilience, and turn on your GENIUS expression.

During this discussion, you’ll discover:

-How Daniel became an authority on nutrition at such a young age…6:30

-How a bee sting led to an “aha” moment for Daniel…16:00

  • A teacher told Daniel that he “wasn’t gifted in anything”
  • Became aware that great thinkers (Einstein, Leonardo, Gandhi, etc.) were all very conscious of their diet
  • Hippocrates was a proponent of fasting as a reboot for the body
  • Family dinner has many unseen benefits (digestion, emotional state, etc.)
  • Got stung by a bee, and began asking the difference between a “worker” and a “queen” bee
    • Every larva in the hive is genetically a queen bee
    • They’re fed “bee bread” (pollen and honey)
    • The bee bread “turns off” the queen gene
    • What queen bee doesn’t eat is more important than what she does eat

-Biohacks and routines in Daniel’s life…24:20

  • After wakeup:
  • Alpha brain waves
  • Meditators create same frequency on both sides of the brain simultaneously while meditating
  • Three types of genius: analytical, emotional, creative
  • Schools teach neurons and the brain to fight each other


-Breath protocols and foods to remain in the parasympathetic state…37:30

-The value of keeping tabs on your poop…47:05

-Little known facts about iodine…54:00

-The remainder of Daniel’s routine…1:00:35

-How to alter your genius via epigenetics…1:06:00

-And much more!

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

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Daniel Bissonnette:

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– Food and Supplements:

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32 Tips For Men And Women

Last year I spoke at an event called “A4M” in Las Vegas on how to increase testosterone naturally with no injections or hormone replacement protocols required.

I’m not against bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), but I do think one should explore as many natural alternatives as possible first. Or, for even more bang for the buck, pair BHRT with the tactics you’ll discover in this episode.

A4M, which stands for “The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine” is dedicated to the advancement of tools, technology, and transformations in healthcare that can detect, treat, and prevent diseases associated with aging. They promote the research of practices and protocols that have the potential to optimize the human aging process. The organization is also dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and practitioners, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breakthrough technologies, and medical protocols through our advanced education entity: Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). Their event in Vegas each year is, in my opinion, well worth checking out.

Recently, in two separate papers, testosterone therapy has gotten a bad rap (Testosterone and the Cardiovascular System: A Comprehensive Review of the Clinical Literature and Age-Related Low Testosterone), and been blamed as a culprit for coronary artery disease and stroke risk, but as I discuss in my podcast with Jay Campbell, this is simply not true. As a matter of fact, in Jay’s Testosterone Optimization Bible, he clearly lays out the research behind optimized testosterone levels improving heart health, optimizing cognitive function, combating Alzheimer’s disease, staving off bone loss, and much much more. My friend Carl Lanore also recently addressed some of this unfair testosterone vilification in Superhuman Radio episode #2451. Furthermore, as I explain in the introduction to this podcast, I recently began to use microdoses of testosterone cream (compounded by Dr. Craig Koniver) in the morning and evening to simulate the natural diurnal release of testosterone, and have noted a profound impact in my own energy levels and recovery (although this is not a strategy I endorse as a “band-aid” but instead the icing-on-the-cake for males in their late 30’s and beyond once all other foundational practices I outline in this podcast are established). Incidentally, my wife is now using progesterone from Dr. Koniver for similar purposes.

In this episode, I will review the key biomarkers for achieving peak male health, along with the most potent and effective practices for optimizing biological variables for men’s fertility and longevity. I will also unveil a host of little-known biohacks proven to enhance or restore peak testosterone and drive, along with how to practically implement a blend of ancestral wisdom and modern science to amplify sexual performance.

You’ll discover a multimodal approach to optimizing male sexual performance, learn how to identify key biomarkers to assess male health and get the best ancient practices and modern scientific strategies that enhance or restore men’s fertility and longevity.

Oh, and by the way, women need testosterone too, and all these tactics will work for the ladies as well. 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

-Research I’ve encountered since I last spoke on this topic on the podcast…2:00

  • Microdosing (transdermal application) testosterone cream (code BEN2020 at checkout to receive 15% off our products)
    • Simulates diurnal increase of testosterone (vs. a sudden increase via an injection)
    • Overseen by a knowledgeable doc
    • Morning and evening small amount of cream (not gel)
    • Working w/ Dr. Craig Koniver

-How to increase testosterone naturally with working out…12:43

Sprint

Lift heavy stuff

Use long rest periods

Do forced reps

Use your legs

Avoid chronic cardio

-Notoriously missing nutrients that drastically affect testosterone levels…21:46

Magnesium

Vitamin D

Zinc

DHEA

Creatine

Boron

-How to increase testosterone naturally with herbs…32:39

-Biohacking tools and tricks that actually work for increasing testosterone…40:51

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Red Light or Low-Lever Laser Therapy

Cold Thermogenesis

Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields

Gainswave

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)

Stem Cells

-Mistakes you’re probably making that impact testosterone and fertility…51:03

Underestimating the nasties of plastic

Thinking “Avoid Chronic Cardio” Means “Don’t Move Too Much”

Eating too often

Thinking You’re Immune To EMF

Ejaculating Too Much

Ignoring The Power Of Sex

Eating Gluten

-Best ways to track and test male hormones…1:00:01

-And much more!

If you’d like this comprehensive list of resources from my talk at A4M in PDF format, click here.

Click here for the full written transcript of the original podcast episode.

Click here for the full written transcript of the fully updated re-released podcast episode.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Rocket

– BGF podcasts:

– Book:  The Magnesium Miracle by Dr. Carolyn Dean

– Book: Body by Science by Dr. Doug McGuff

– Book: Estrogeneration by Anthony Gay

– Book: The Multi-Orgasmic Man by Mantak Chia

Book:  The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology by Nicolas Pineault

Airdyne bike

Gainswave

Primal Cold Jetpack

Pulse Center PEMF

Acoustimeter

My podcast with building biologist Brian Hoyer

Koniver Wellness

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Is “Dr. Google” ruining your health? Dr. Gundry chats with Dr. Will Cole

Dr. Will Cole is back!

Dr. Cole is a functional medicine expert and one of the few wellness gurus out there still seeing patients every single day.

This week, the bestselling author of Ketotarian stopped by the studio to talk all about his brand new book, The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System.

We talk about the MOST effective elimination diets, one dangerous environmental toxin you’re probably exposing yourself to right now, and the surprising health hazards of a raw vegan diet.

You’ll even discover why the French seem to have such good health despite eating all those baguettes!

So tune in and learn the TRUTH about dieting.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why your friend’s successful diet probably WON’T work for you (1:20)
  • The four foods you should ALWAYS cut out on an elimination diet (7:15)
  • The “happy” compounds that make certain “danger foods” so hard to quit (11:05)
  • Two foods people NEVER want to give up (but they should) (12:00)
  • The 1 thing that may be holding you back from achieving your health and weight loss goals — no matter how good your diet is (15:00)
  • How to pull off a “rockstar look” while protecting yourself from this dangerous environmental toxin (16:30)
  • Five of the MOST common inflammatory foods (and why eggs are one of them) (19:45)
  • Why a vegan diet is NOT the optimal diet for human health (22:00)
  • The “healthy” raw vegetables that might be the source of your digestive discomfort (25:20)
  • Why the “carnivore diet” is so successful — AND why you shouldn’t actually try it (28:25)
  • The “office furniture solution” for boosting your cognitive function and productivity (36:50)
  • One common skincare product that may be disrupting your hormones and damaging your health (38:45)
  • Why Europeans can eat so much bread… yet suffer FAR fewer consequences (41:15)

Mentioned on this episode:

The Inflammation Spectrum: Find Your Food Triggers and Reset Your System

Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan to Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, and Calm Inflammation

The Plant Paradox

The Longevity Paradox

The effect of blue light on longevity (study synopsis)

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep project

Goopfellas Podcast

Dr. Cole’s official website

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

How to become a fat-burner: Keto v. Plant Paradox

Why Cutting Grains Can Save Your Life | Dr. David Perlmutter

Dr. Gundry reveals: The secret life of lectins

Carnivore Diet: Crazy delicious, or just plain crazy?

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Is Low Dose Radiation Actually Good For You?

If you heard my podcast “The Ultimate Biohacked Workout & The Future Of Fitness: Minimal Effective Doses, Cold, Blood Flow Restriction, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, Ozone & More!,” recorded at Systimfit in New York City, then you may have heard, towards the tail end of that podcast, how I was about to wander across town to a place called La Casa to undergo a cutting-edge ozone sauna recovery treatment with something called a HOCATT.

HOCATT stands for “Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Technology,” and the machine acts as an ozone steam sauna in which you sit with just your head exposed to the air, while your body receives the benefits of an infusion of ozone, carbon dioxide, steam, photon light, and oxygen—all while undergoing pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF).

While I was there, the proprietor of La Casa, Dr. Jane Goldberg—a New York-based psychoanalyst and holistic health consultant—commented that she wasn’t too concerned about the mild amount of ozone one might breathe in while using this device. I asked her why, and she handed me a book. The book is called The Hormesis Effect: The Miraculous Healing Power of Radioactive Stones.

Yep, I know. Woo-woo alert.

But on the plane ride home from New York, I read the book, and it was actually quite compelling. Turns out that for thousands of years people have been treating pain, injuries, and disease with low-radioactive stones.  In The Hormesis Effect, Dr. Goldberg and her co-author, the late Jay Gutierrez (a noted Native American healer and CEO of Night Hawk Minerals in Pritchett, Colorado) talk about rediscovering a forgotten ancient science that was supposedly once well-known to our ancestors: the healing power of low-level radioactivity.

It also turns out that the concept of using low-dose radiation for therapeutic purposes, called in medical literature “radiation hormesis,” has 100 years of solid scientific research behind it, and thousands of medical studies to support it. It is easy, affordable, and highly effective. If you’re like most people, you’re afraid of radiation, and all it implies. Yet, in other countries all over the world, millions of people have benefited from using low-level radiation on everything from tennis elbow, joint pain and arthritis, to far more serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, spinal meningitis, autism, stroke, macular degeneration, heart disease, and cancer. The book discusses an inexpensive delivery system that can bring this powerful, proven healing modality directly to you within the comfort of your own home: the concept of radiation hormesis and low-level radioactive natural stones.

So could radiation actually cause you to live longer and be healthier? That’s exactly what we discuss in this podcast.

Dr. Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, a certified psychoanalyst, and an oncological psychoanalyst (having worked extensively with cancer patients). She is a Stone Carrier-Medicine Woman of the Nemenhah Native American Tribe. She is one of the founding conceptualizers of the application of psychoanalysis to group therapy. She is the author of 8 books, as well as writer and creator of a holistic newsletter called Musings From 20th Street. She owns and operates two holistic centers: La Casa Spa and Wellness New York (the oldest wellness center in NYC) and La Casa Spa and Wellness Puerto Rico in the El Yunque rain forest (established in 1986). For several years, she had her own television show called The Really Real Reality Group Therapy TV Show.

She is also a documentary filmmaker, having produced and directed “Because People Are Dying” (watch part 1 here and part 2 here), a film about radiation hormesis. Her latest project, about to be launched (but delayed by COVID-19), is a unique brain enhancement program called Brainercize. Accompanying the launch will be the publication of her most recent book, The Revolutionary Mind Project. Also, soon to be published is her book, co-authored with Karliin Brooks, on biohacking called Biohacking WW (Women’s World).

During this discussion, you’ll discover:

-Whether breathing in ozone is a good thing, and how much is safe…10:20

-Jane’s story, and the opening of La Casa…15:00

  • Jane’s mom was diagnosed with terminal pelvic cancer shortly after moving to NYC
  • Foundation for the Advancement in Cancer Therapies
  • Her mom was able to reverse her cancer, much to the surprise of the doctors
  • Opened the way to holistic health
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  • Jane’s dog was healed through PEMF therapy, which piqued interest in hormesis treatment
  • A radioactive stone in the water was highly therapeutic for the dog

-The surprising health benefits of atomic bombs…23:52

  • 4 kinds of radioactivity: alpha, beta, x-ray, gamma
  • The bombs dropped in Japan were gamma rays
  • Gamma penetrates, it doesn’t burn
  • People exposed to low doses of radiation from the bombs lived longer and healthier than those with no exposure at all


-What exactly radiation hormesis is…26:20

-The effect radiation has on DNA…39:02

  • 200,000 DNA repairs every day in every cell
  • Radiation hormesis causes slight damage, which stimulates the repair process in DNA
  • DNA is “supercoiled” with cancer; low dose radiation “uncoils” the DNA

-The effect of low dose radiation on the immune system…42:42

  • Stimulates the production of lymphocytes
  • Increases helper T cells
  • Decreases suppressor T cells

-Radiation frequency and dosages…45:20

  • The body can’t tell if radiation is man-made or natural
  • The body can discern the wave-particle (alpha, beta, x-ray, gamma)
  • Gamma is always destructive
  • Brazil nuts, bananas, and the human body produce low doses of radiation

-How radioactive stones work…49:20

  • Jane’s coauthor Jay made jewelry out of an attractive stone in Colorado
  • People who wore the jewelry reported improvements in maladies from which they were suffering
  • The stones he had been harvesting and selling were thorium
  • There are over 3,000 gold-standard studies on the effects of low-level radiation
  • Nighthawk Minerals
  • Bathtub treatment available at La Casa

-The link between radiation and fungus…56:15

  • Radiation damages healthy cells, as well as fungus
  • The healthy cells recover, while the fungus doesn’t
  • Protective effects from mushrooms
  • Potential to anecdotally test the efficacy of the stones or radioactive water
  • Fungus “poops” out dangerous mycotoxins
  • BGF podcast on the mycobiome

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

Resources from this episode:

La Casa Spa and Wellness New York

La Casa Spa and Wellness Puerto Rico

– Podcast:

– Books:

– Other resources:

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Nick Delgado Protocol

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My podcast guest in this episode suffered a stroke when he was 22 years old.

That’s him, at right, in the blue shirt, at age 23 – at 25% body fat and over 210 pounds.

That’s also him, 6 months later, still at age 23, after he dropped 55 pounds of fat and weighed in at 160 pounds.

And finally that’s also him now, at age 60 in January 2014, after adding muscle from his 20’s to weigh in at 184 pounds.

So how did this all happen?

His stroke actually set him down a path that would change his life forever. Within 5 months, he had dropped those 55 pounds, lowered his blood pressure from 200/90 to 110/70, and began developing the anti-aging system and five age defying techniques that we talk about in today’s podcast.

At age 53, using his own techniques from his anti-aging protocol, he has now shattered the world endurance record for most pounds lifted overhead in an hour (53,640 pounds). And now he plans to break the record for aging.

His name is Nick Delgado, and in this amazing audio episode, we delve into hormones, hypoxia, nutrient density, fats and oils, trampolining, telomere testing, and much much more.

Resources from this episode:

The Delgado Protocol

-Nick’s book How To Stay Young

CVAC Pod and the Hypoxic air generator Ben and Nick discuss

The MindAlive light/sound device to achieve brain theta waves

Telomere Length Testing

TA-65 extract for telomeres

Astragalus herb in TianChi that Ben uses

Marine Phytoplankton for essential fatty acids

Melatonin Cream for wrinkles

The olive oil that Ben smears on his face every day

The Weston A. Price / Okinawa study that Ben mentions

Mini trampoline for lymph flow

-Finally, if you want The Purigenex Intensive Collagen System that JJ talks about in the podcast, it has only been sold to plastic surgeons, doctors and medspas for the past 5 years. But this transdermal collagen mask and serum is being made available exclusively to Ben Greenfield Fitness Subscribers for $300 below the doctor price with FREE overnight shipping! Check it out here. You can also get the Age Reversal Serum she talks about here.

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about how to break the world record for aging? Leave your thoughts below!

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Dave Asprey Hates Kale – here’s why

World-famous biohacker Dave Asprey is back on The Dr. Gundry Podcast.

And this time, he’s got a brand new book to talk about. It’s called Super Human, and it is absolutely PACKED with some of the most cutting-edge science about longevity out there (and makes a fantastic companion to The Longevity Paradox).

On this episode, Dave and I chat about the dangers of heavy metals, the energy-enhancing benefits of a good night’s sleep (and how to get it), and why bloodletting (yes, bloodletting) may not have been such a crazy technique after all.

So if you’re interested in how YOU can live to 180, or if you just want to learn some tips for living a longer, healthier life, then don’t miss out on this episode.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why 100 million American households may be at risk of MAJOR health problems (2:35)
  • One ingredient in gasoline that’s “1000 times more toxic than lead” (7:00)
  • How “dirty coal” ends up on your dinner plate (and the simple tips for protecting yourself) (8:10)
  • Why these “tiny power plants” in your cells are the MOST essential components of healthy aging (PLUS: The single best way to boost them to enjoy more energy right now) (13:15)
  • What might be “bleeding” into your bedroom every night — and how you can fix it for better sleep TONIGHT (17:05)
  • Why this simple morning technique can radically improve the health of your whole body (18:10)
  • How eating too much of this “healthy” food can increase your risk of mortality by 4x (21:00)
  • The “unhealthy” food that can provide more energy than sugar WITHOUT getting stored as fat in your body (25:15)
  • An “atmospheric” solution to killing bacteria and boosting your health: “It’s about to take the medical world by storm” (28:05)
  • That something you do thousands of times every day may be causing systemic inflammation — and the simple, $15 solution (31:30)
  • Why some people think “virgin blood” is an effective anti-aging remedy (38:10)
  • Why a common form of “bloodletting” can actually lead to a longer life (42:00)

Mentioned on this episode:

Super Human: The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever

The Longevity Paradox

Dave Asprey’s official website

Moldy Movie

Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks

95 percent of baby foods tested contain toxic metals, new report says

Mitochondria and energy production

A 65% increase in depression from street light

High protein diets increasing mortality risk

Chlorella and heavy metal detoxing

Protein misfolding as a risk marker for Alzheimer’s disease

Blood donation and mortality risk

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

Can your diet help you “age” backwards?

Carnivore Diet: Crazy delicious, or just plain crazy?

Dr. Mercola reveals: the truth about “keto fasting”

Biohacking — Bulletproof Style

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