361: 12 Futuristic Inventions That Could Save Your Life, The Best Way To Purify Your Water, How To Fight Food Cravings & More!

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October 26, 2016 Podcast: 361: 12 Futuristic Inventions That Could Save Your Life, The Best Way To Purify Your Water, How To Fight Food Cravings & More!

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As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick.

The Best Way To Purify Your Water

Karissa says: Karissa has a question about your home water purification system – she wants to know what brand it is and what type you use? She loves the show and thank you so much for all the hard work you put into it!

Natural Fixes For Adult ADD & Autism

James says: He wants to know if you have ever heard about the brain balance centers? While they are mostly geared towards children, he's wondering if there's an application for this sort of training for adults? The center is based on the work of Dr. Robert Mololo and his book “Disconnected Kids – The Ground Breaking Brain Balance Program For Children With Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia And Other Neurological Disorders.

How Diatomaceous Earth Works

AJ says: She was wondering if you have opinion or experience with Diatomaceous Earth. She's taking it for intestinal parasites and wondering if it has any research behind it, or if you have experimented with it Ben, because she knows you've had intestinal parasites before, or if there are any other benefits?

How To Fight Food Cravings

Tobey says: He's from Seattle and he's a firefighter. He's pretty good about fighting cravings on a normal day when he gets enough sleep, but after working a 24-28 hour shift, his willpower isn't very good, he's more hungry and he struggles to workout. Being in shape is important to the job, for injury prevention, and potentially for his life. Do you have any recommendations, biohacks, supplements, or nutritional facts to help him recover faster, fight those cravings and get a good workout in the next day?


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13 thoughts on “361: 12 Futuristic Inventions That Could Save Your Life, The Best Way To Purify Your Water, How To Fight Food Cravings & More!

  1. Susan says:

    I have a question about why you are recommending the AquaTru water filtration system when it uses RO technology. The other website you recommend, Greenfield water systems, presents a good argument as to why RO systems are not a good choice. I must be missing something. Would you please explain or direct me to the explanation on your website? I am currently looking for a water filtration system for our apartment. Thank you very much for any clarification and insight you can provide.

  2. Bronson says:

    In regards to countertop water filtration, how do the Berkey Filters compare? I have heard you mention them in the past but it’s not making its way into the discussion. Thanks!

    1. They are ok, but I recommend the Aquatru over them. You will find a link above.

      1. Samuel Colosimo says:

        Hey Ben, Aquatru use Tritan plastic which is claimed to be safe, but this article suggests otherwise https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/tritan-certichem-eastman-bpa-free-plastic-safe/

  3. Julia says:

    P.S. Here is one of the sources that mentions adrenomedullin in that Blue Zone and the benefits of low levels:


  4. Julia says:

    Hi Ben,

    In this podcast you mentioned that the centenarians in Italy had high levels of adrenomedullin, but from every other article I’ve read regarding this specific Blue Zone, it is reported that they had very LOW levels, which contributed to their longevity. I believe the article you sourced from NYTimes doesn’t specify, but simply says that they are equal to that of a teenager.

    Just wanted to make note of that…


  5. TSV says:

    I purchased the AquaTru filter and really like it! I’d like to use pink sea salt to add minerals back in, and wanted to see what your recommendation is in terms of how many teaspoons to add per ounce of water. Thanks!

  6. kem johnson says:

    Sodium chloride will be pretty unlikely to be banned… it’s also called table salt. $12 a bottle for salt tablets sounds like a rip off.

  7. tedbennet says:

    Awesome show as usual..

    So i listened to that Z-health podcast from 2013…Now that is fascinating stuff.

    Maybe a redux episode is in order?

    Thanks, Ben. love you.

  8. Dalles says:

    Hey Ben,

    with respect to exposing the water to sunlight, have you heard or seen anything about blue, solarized water before?

    Science or woo woo?

    Cheers mate,

    ps I’m going to miss the contrast between your twang and Rachel’s sweet accent for the next 10 days.

    1. I have not! This would be a good one to call into the podcast! Go to speakpipe.com/bengreenfield and try keep it under 45 seconds.

  9. Hey Ben,

    Do you mind sharing the article on the genes affecting caffeine metabolism? I’ve only seen the one that says if one is a slow or fast caffeine metabolizer. However, you mentioned that they have found some other snp’s that we can look at on the podcast.



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