Ben Greenfield’s Current Daily Routine, New Body Hacks, Alternatives To Coffee & More | Ben Greenfield Fitness

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Key Takeaways

  • Having high cholesterol isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be. To stay on the healthy side:
    • Have high levels of oleic acid compared to linoleic acid 
    • Ensure adequate levels of Vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids
    • Limit your glycemic variability
    • Exercise at least 3 days a week for 60 mins each
  • What to do about caffeine sensitivities?
    • Leaky gut may cause sensitivity to things that you weren’t sensitive to before. Consume Colostrum, L-Glutamine, Bone Broth, and Restore
    • You can test for an antibody reaction to caffeine
    • Look at are your magnesium levels to detect any magnesium deficiencies
    • Be careful of the mold mycotoxins in coffee

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Books Mentioned

New Body Hacks

  • Link to article: 13 Body Hacks, Evaluated: What Science Says About Shortcuts To Health And Wellness
  • The color green can help increase your creativity
  • Rubbing pressure points can reduce migraines, to learn more look into marma points
  • Bending over a chair while drinking water can help reduce hiccups
  • Chewing gum may help improve your brainpower
  • For some people, a quick nap after a cram session can give them more energy
  • You can see in the dark by keeping one eye closed:  By covering one eye, you keep one pupil contracted and one dilated, and by switching between them, you can see in either environment
  • You can clear a stuffy nose by pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth while pressing on the middle of your forehead
  • Use your right ear to hone in on conversations from far away
  • Hold your breath longer by intentionally hyperventilating

Thoughts on High-cholesterol

  • Having high cholesterol isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be. To stay on the healthy side:
    • Have high levels of oleic acid compared to linoleic acid 
  • To get more oleic acid, consume olive oil, avocado oil, and cold-water fish
  • Ensure adequate levels of Vitamin E
    • Almond, hazelnuts, avocados, squash, trout, and broccoli are good sources of it
  • Limit your glycemic variability
  • Exercise at least 3 days a week for 60 mins each
  • Ensure adequate levels of Omega 3 fatty acids

What To Do About Caffeine Sensitivities

  • Leaky gut may cause sensitivity to things that you weren’t sensitive to before 
    • To heal leaky gut, you want to stop consuming the compounds that are causing the issue while following a gut-healing protocol
      • This includes consuming Colostrum, L-Glutamine, Bone Broth, and Restore
  • You can test for an antibody reaction to caffeine
    • You can take the Cyrex Array 10 (Multiple Food Sensitivity Screen) for antibody reaction
  • Another thing to look at are your magnesium levels to detect magnesium deficiencies
  • Be careful of the mold mycotoxins in coffee
    • The book, Toxic by Neal Nathan, talks more about mold and toxins
  • As you age, you become more sensitive to caffeine
  • Coffee alternatives and caffeine-free options: Rasa Adaptogenic Coffee, MiCacao, FourSigmatic Adaptogenic Coffee

What Is Ben Greenfield’s Current Daily Routine?

  • Ben daily routine has changed over time and he’s constantly experimenting with new products and activities
    • “I’m always trying new things out” – Ben Greenfield
  • Ben tries to protect his morning and not schedule any work-related activities until 10 AM or so
    • “I’m just a big fan of the morning routine and of optimizing the body and brain for extreme productivity the rest of the day” – Ben Greenfield
  • Ben usually wake up naturally without an alarm
    • He goes to sleep around 10 PM and wakes up around 5 AM
    • He takes a 20-30 minute power nap in the afternoon
  • When going to sleep, Ben plays pink noise on Sleepstream app while wearing SleepPhones headphones
    • Pink noise is better at drowning out outside noise and more calming than white noise
      • “Pink is the best..so I play pink noise on this sleepstream app through my sleep phones” – Ben Greenfield
  • Before getting out of bed, Ben will journal for a few minutes. He writes one thing he’s grateful for and who he can help or pray for today. Then in the evening, he writes down what good he’s down that day, what he could have done better, and how he fulfilled part of his life’s purpose.
  • After that, Ben does oil pulling and uses a tongue scraper to clean his mouth
  • Ben then heads to the kitchen to make some Kion Coffee
    • While the water is boiling, he’ll do about 10 minutes of foam rolling or sketching
    • He also tries to spend some time using the BioCharger
  • After having coffee, he’ll have his morning tonic mixed in a giant mason jar:
  • Ben then spends about 20-30 minutes reading research articles or journals
    • He does this while doing red-light therapy with his Joovv
    • Ben read about 8-10 books a month
  • After that, Ben uses the bathroom and takes a cold shower or uses his Morozko Forge for 2-5 minutes
    • Once he’s down, he’ll whip up his anti-aging smoothie
      • Ben usually replies to emails between 9:30-10 AM
  •  The next 5 hours of Ben’s day consists of deep focused work
    • Every 30 minutes, Ben takes a short 5-minute break to do some pushups, jump on his trampoline, or stretch his legs
  • Around the afternoon, Ben takes a lunch break and then has a short 20-30 minute nap
  • Around 5 or 5:30 PM, Ben finishes work for the day and does a hard one-hour workout with Kettlebells, Fight Camp, or Vasper
  • He has dinner with the family around 7 or 7:30 PM
  •  Morning supplements:
  • Ben’s sleep stack that he takes 20 minutes before bed:
  • From 9:30-10 PM reads a book and winds down for bed

Additional Notes

  • In one study with fruit flies, researchers found that melatonin, NAD, and alpha-lipoic acid protect against the oxidation-induced damage in the gut from sleep deprivation
    • Read about the study here
  • Ben’s breakfast smoothie: Collagen with kefir and colostrum, ketone esters, bone broth, and  fish oil
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Notes By Alex Wiec

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