Secrets Of The Billion Dollar Meal, Peptides For Tanning & Erections, Holotropic Breathwork, MDMA, Ketamine, Addiction Recovery & More With Khalil Rafati

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The “Billion Dollar Meal”…

Take a look at the ingredients of just one of the culinary delights designed by my guest on today's podcast.

Young Thai Coconut Meat
Raw Cashew Butter
Goat Colostrum
Whole Leaf Aloe
Buffered Vitamin C Crystals
Vitamineral Greens
Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate
E3-Live (Brain-On)
Four Sigmatic 10 Mushroom Blend (Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, Enokitake, Maitake, Shiitake, Lion's Mane, Tremella, Agaricus Blazei, and Meshima)
Rice Bran Solubles
Hemp Milk

From the Billion Dollar Meal above to the Million Dollar Smoothie, to my son's favorite – “The Dragon Bowl” – and beyond, Khalil Rafati features an amazing assortment of superfood creations at his “SunLife Organics” juice and smoothie bars spread across California.

But Khalil hasn't always been a health freak who creates very expensive smoothies.

He went to Los Angeles in the 1990s and had it all. He was working with Hollywood movie stars and legendary rock musicians. But it wasn't long before he found his way into the sordid underbelly of the City of Angels.

At 33, Khalil hit rock bottom. He was addicted to heroin and cocaine, overtaken by paranoia and psychosis, and written off by his friends and family. He was 109 pounds, a convicted felon, high school dropout, and homeless junkie living on the infamous Skid Row in downtown L.A.

So how does someone with nothing, who feels like they deserve nothing, and who just wants to end it all turn their life around?

What's the best way out of a hole? Quit digging.

Khalil's book “I Forgot to Die” is an incredible true story of pain, suffering, addiction and redemption. How one man ultimately conquered his inner demons and wrote a new life story.

Today, Khalil is the owner of Malibu Beach Yoga and SunLife Organics, a rapidly growing chain of popular juice and smoothie bars in California.

He also founded Riviera Recovery, which is a transitional living facility for drug addicts and alcoholics.

Among the many things Khalil and I talked about:

-How to guarantee a celebrity won't want you around them…7:30

  • In most cases, Khalil's travel lifestyle is very upscale; he is hired for his culinary expertise.
  • “You don't need to be special; you just need to be transparent.”
  • If you want to guarantee a celebrity will never be friends with you, ask for a selfie.
    • They just want to be normal.
    • Oftentimes isolated from the rest of the world.
  • People are enamored with Khalil's transparent approach to telling his story.

-The story behind the “Billion Dollar Meal” and the “Million Dollar Smoothie”…15:10

  • Khalil is a devoted Ben Greenfield disciple
  • Most recipes at SunLife Organics are Khalil's
  • The recipes were just what he was eating, and people asked him what he was eating.
  • Smoothie is vegan
  • Eat for purpose, versus for pleasure
  • Has become the best version of himself

-How I treated a problematic erection with fermented beet juice…21:30

-The story behind (or that led to) Khalil's book, “I Forgot to Die”…26:00

  • Rough childhood
    • Abuse, neglect
    • Acted out; shame; desperate for attention
    • Arrested several times as a teenager; major legal trouble by age 21
    • Drove to CA with $800 to his name.
  • Drove to CA with $800 to his name
    • Started detailing biz; net several A-list celebrities as clients
    • Began dealing drugs
    • Quickly lost everything; lived under a bridge; self-induced psychosis
  •  33 years old, bottomed out.
    • Charity: Failed musician's assistance program
    • Did menial jobs; saved funds
    • Invested in precious metals
    • Opened Riviera Recovery (when gold maxed in price)
    • Opened SunLife Organics, capital provided by Rick Solomon

-Why Khalil's menu is a good value, in spite of the high price…37:50

-Does money buy happiness?…45:15

  • Enables freedom
  • Enables purchases that bring happiness (like $35 smoothies)
  • $50,000 out of pocket costs for the book
  • Attracts a desirable mate
  • “I lived without money for decades and it sucked.”
  • Tells kids, “Being wealthy, giving, being a person of influence is a better high than shooting crack.”

-Ben and Khalil's thoughts on modern methods (NAD, ketamine) of addiction recovery…53:30

-And MUCH more…

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

Resources from this episode:

Book: I Forgot To Die

Khalil's Instagram page

The fermented beet juice Ben drinks

The erection peptide Ben mentioned called “Melanotan”

The Gainswave treatment for acoustic sound wave therapy

-Four Sigmatic Mushrooms

The coconut yogurt podcast

Ben's podcast on NAD

What Tucker Max did with MDMA therapy

The holotropic breathwork audio course by The Renegade Pharmacist Ben mentions

The Clearlight infrared sauna that Ben and Khalil use

Peak Brain Institute

The Awakening Breath Protocol

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12 thoughts on “Secrets Of The Billion Dollar Meal, Peptides For Tanning & Erections, Holotropic Breathwork, MDMA, Ketamine, Addiction Recovery & More With Khalil Rafati

  1. Greg says:

    Hey Ben,

    Regarding your painful all night erection, you are right to point out the 3 cans of fermented beet juice; beet juice well known for treating ED and no idea what the fermenting process added aside from lactic acid and probiotics, knocks back some sugar which is always good. I imagine your blood pressure dropped, probably a fit athletic person with normal (low normal) BP would be light headed and be possibly scary. That combined with whatever you injected, use of peptides, gonadal shock therapy, light therapy, stem cells and ??? who knows what did what, in synergistic combination with what, or by how much, definitely an experiment of n=1. Perhaps the lesson learned is for those who use melanotan for ED, could use a bit less and add a small amount of Mercolas fermented beetroot juice, or maybe just drink the juice (can make it yourself) and skip the injections and all possible problems and uncertainties that could have.

    Love your podcasts.

  2. Raf says:

    I hear Ben and now his guest rave about GainsWave and have to say that I tried it because of Ben, and did the recommended 6 treatments @ $3000 total in nyc, and I could not tell a difference, definitely not long term, maybe a little short term gains here and there, but perhaps its not for everyone. The dr. here in nyc also didn’t seem to have any insight on who this is best suited for or how to tell if a patient qualifies

  3. Bill says:

    Funny when theyre talking about receiving gainswave treatment from a 60 year old man…Fortunately for me i had the treatment done by an office staffed with attractive young women. They were very professional in handling my boner during the treatment..i gave up in the fight between my animal and conscious brains.

  4. Monte Schmeiser says:

    Hi Ben, any suggestions for purchasing colostrum and Royal Jelly. What are the best sources for these two?

  5. G’day Ben, Great interview, lots of good stuff !!

    My question is I’m interested giving NAD a go due to the fact I’m 50 with small kids, 3 & 5 and wanna be around for as long as possible with them . I do relivatly keep myself active, surf, boxing,HIIT training 5-6 days a week and I do as best as possible on a low carb diet and fast 2 days a week ( getting to the question ) So found a place that will do NAD intravenously, over 6 hours !!! but what questions should I ask i.e. quality of the NAD, where do they source it, how any time a year should do this !!!?? ( I’m in Sydney Oz ) and it not cheap $650 aud a hit, about $ 450 usd

    would really appreciate some feedback on NAD

    thanks !

    1. All of those are great questions to ask… One great thing you could do is ask this question to the Kion Community. We have members worldwide, and someone may be able to provide you with more specific recommendations in your area from experience.. Just a thought:

  6. Marissa Farrell says:

    You were going to post about making the yogurt as mentioned in the podcast. Not the coconut one, the how- to for the homemade yogurt.


    Great show

    1. Andre Dippenaar says:

      I was also looking for this, and managed to find the site:

  7. Chris says:

    Really enjoyed this podcast!

  8. Eric says:

    Hey Ben. Where do you buy the peptides you mentioned on the show? I like to start and everything I hear is about getting them from a compounding pharmacist.

    1. I'm not able to make specific recommendations for those products. One thing you could do is post this question to the Kion Community. I know it has been discussed there and someone would assuredly have some good info:

  9. Rob says:

    Hi Ben, beside avoiding amalgam, do you recommend any dental filling materials in particular? Or perhaps testing for individual bio compatibility? PS. I know there’re biological dentists, but not all of them are created equal, and I’d really like to know what are the best options. Thanks man!

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