How To Increase Free Testosterone, Elevating Deep Sleep Levels, Ideal Estrogen Levels For Women & Much More (Special Q&A Episode!).

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The “Kentucky Castle” is a unique destination hotspot with a full biohacking facility, sauna, farm-to-table restaurant, precision medicine arm, hemp farm, horse facilities, and much more. It is owned by one of the physicians who hosts the “Wild Health” podcast, on which I was recently a guest. Recently, at the castle, I had the pleasure of giving a talk on how to hack your biology and get the most out of the genetics you were born with. Afterward, I took part in a Q&A with several of the physicians in attendance at the conference. On today's podcast, part two of this two-part series (click here to listen to part one), you'll get to sit in on this very interesting discussion. Enjoy! Questions and topics covered in the session... -Follow-up questions for Ben from his presentation...6:48 Q: What do you think of using the ChiliPad long term, particularly as it pertains to EMF and dirty electricity? My podcast on Building Biology Dirty electricity filters Q: Do you think Great Plains Lab's test for mycotoxins is not valid? A: They're legit. Q: You said a score of 3.8 for the TSH is good but not optimal. How do you figure out what your optimal levels should be? Q: Is it true that if you take colostrum on an empty stomach, it won't raise your insulin-like growth factor (IGF)? A: I've never heard that. Colostrum is an anabolic. -What is the ideal estradiol post-menopause?...12:45 Get it back to pre-menopausal levels Book: Estrogen Matters -How does a sense of spirituality and spiritual practice play into one's health and wellness?...16:12 Changes epigenetic expression, improves sleep cycles Gratitude changes level of empathy toward others Blue zones have strong beliefs in a higher power, meditation, etc. Medical students are not trained in the efficacy of spirituality Physicians "curse" patients; "so much time left to live" -How would you increase free testosterone naturally?...19:19 Avoid heavy amounts of intense exercise (HIIT) Prioritize sexual experience; send body the signal you're maintaining fertility Decrease insulin resistance; increase healthy fatty acids JOOVV light Get adequate rest Stress management Primal Jet Pack -How does ashwagandha play a role in cortisol and other adaptogens?...26:30 Ashwagandha supplement Ginseng Four Sigmatic (Receive a 15% discount using code: BENGREENFIELD) Books by Dr. Shawn Talbott -How long would a dietary change take to see a change in the Omega 3 Index?...28:25 At least 3 months Can vary from person to person SMASH fish: salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring Cod liver oil -What CGM (continuous glucose monitor) devices do you recommend?...32:05 Dexcom G6 -When is it optimal to test IGF-1?...35:40 Fasted blood test -Should a microbiome be tested a certain time of day, fasted or unfasted, etc.?...36:30 -Is it true that it is difficult to test for parasites because the parasite releases an enzyme when the stool hits the air?...39:30 -What are the key factors to getting quality deep sleep?...41:40 Article: Deep Sleep Decoded: Everything You Need To Know To Increase Your Deep Sleep Percentages. Cold environment CBD oil or supplement - 60-100 mg (use code: GREENFIELD15 to save 15%) Binaural beats for deep sleep (no Bluetooth) Regular exercise regimen Avoid alcohol Period of fasting (3-4 hours) -Are people who follow a low-carb or ketogenic diet low in magnesium?...45:30 -For Ben: How are you dealing with your high cortisol metabolism?...48:56 "I haven't followed a strict ketogenic diet for years." Carb refeed at the end of the day -Is a colonoscopy an effective means of "resetting" the microbiome?...50:45 -How do you treat someone with a common cold? If it develops into an infection, how do you naturally heal it sans antibiotics?...52:36 Vitamin C, rest, electrolytes Chaga and sauna (save $500 with code: BEN) Zinc lozenges Oil of oregano Taking antibiotics correlates with anxiety and depression in the future Take a cold shower every morning: prevents getting a cold -Under what circumstances should one seek an antibiotic, even if they are determined not to use antibiotics?...1:00:00 -How to deal with fainting episodes related to stress?...1:02:25 Improving vagal nerve tone Vagal Nerve Stimulators (use code GREENFIELD for $100 discount) Podcast: 32 Ways to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve, Fine-Tune Your Nervous System & Self-Hack Your Hormones Cold exposure: cold showers, dunk face in cold water -What about things like sauerkraut and kombucha in promoting microbiome health?...1:03:45 Sauerkraut is good; approach kombucha with caution -Thoughts on a 5-day fasting mimicking diet vs. a 3-day water fast?...1:07:10 Solid science behind the fasting mimicking diet Fasting mimicking diet is more realistic in its feasibility (water fast is very difficult) -For Ben: Are you still doing the NAD injection that burns for 15 minutes?...1:09:32 -How can you deal with exercise-induced hypoglycemia when you're not diabetic?...1:12:15 -How do you mitigate the effects of a bad night of sleep?...1:14:30 Brief spurts of High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Large amounts of blue light in the morning to reset circadian rhythm Regular meal times Ketone esters or nicotine gum (save $10 with code: BEN10) -And much more... Resources from this episode: -JOOVV light (use code: BEN for a free gift at checkout) -ChiliPad -My podcast on Building Biology -Dirty electricity filters -Book: Estrogen Matters -Primal Jet Pack -Ashwagandha supplement -Ginseng -Four Sigmatic (Receive a 15% discount using code: BENGREENFIELD) -Article: Deep Sleep Decoded: Everything You Need To Know To Increase Your Deep Sleep Percentages -Books by Dr. Shawn Talbott -Cod liver oil -Podcast: 32 Ways to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve, Fine-Tune Your Nervous System & Self-Hack Your Hormones -Dexcom G6 glucose monitor Episode sponsors: -Kion: My personal playground for new supplement formulations. Attention Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners: receive a 10% discount off your entire order when you use discount code: BGF10. -Organifi Red Juice: Enjoy all the benefits of the 11 superfoods and their micronutrients that help increase resting metabolism, support cardiovascular health, and remove toxins to turn back the hands of time! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: BENG20 -Four Sigmatic: I’ve been using Four Sigmatic products for a while now and I’m impressed by the efficacies of their mushroom products. I use them. I like them. I support the mission! Receive 15% off your Four Sigmatic purchase when you use discount code: BENGREENFIELD -Harry's Razors: Try the shaving company that’s fixing shaving. Get a $13 value trial set that comes with everything you need for a close, comfortable shave when you go to harrys.com/greenfield Got a question for me about the material covered on today's podcast? Just leave a comment below and I'll reply!

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