September 22, 2022
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I. Questions about Feel Free Tonic
–The safety and proper usage of Feel Free Tonic…07:21
- Khalil Rafati at Sunlife Organics handed Ben this drink in a blue bottle, which he called a “euphoric plant tonic”
- Get the good effects of alcohol without getting drunk
- Feel Free Tonic
- Ben started drinking a bottle every few days, then 1 bottle a day, then 5-6 bottles a day leading up to the interview with JW Ross:
- Had stomach issues like constipation and even hemorrhoids once when he exceeded 2 bottles a day
-What is Feel Free Tonic made of?…09:44
- Primary active ingredients:
- Kratom is from Indonesia
- Controversial due to legality issues as a supplement additive in the U.S.
- Used for working long days and having fun doing it; similar to cocoa leaves; good for pain
- Kratom products in the West are not in their pure form, they are used more for getting high than for any real health benefits
- Once you heavily concentrate the extract from kratom, it tends to be way too strong for your liver and results in high test results for heavy metals
- People in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia have used kratom their whole lives and are perfectly fine
- Coffee-like extract that comes in different strains
- Kava is from Vanuatu
- Ben likes to think of it as a “Hawaiian weed”
- Many people consider it to be euphoric
- Has heart-opening effects like a psychedelic
- Feel Free has a ratio of 5 parts kava, 1 part kratom
- Other ingredients in Feel Free:
- Pineapple juice – for Vitamin C
- Coconut cream – for better delivery of fat-soluble compounds across the blood-brain barrier
- M Stevia leaf (Reb M/Rebaudioside M) – does not have the aftertaste of ordinary stevia
- BGL podcasts on kratom and kava:
- Ben understands why kratom is not disclosed by the manufacturer because it's hard to market
- Mind Bullet
- BASE blood test for liver enzyme evaluation; Ben regularly gets his blood checked and was watching out for elevated liver enzymes
- Ben has had a lot of Feel Free over the last few months with negligible changes in liver enzyme markers
-Ben Greenfield’s review of Feel Free…13:02
- You usually will start feeling its effects after about 15-20 minutes, and the euphoric feeling lasts for 3-4 hours
- Ben stopped taking it cold turkey for a few weeks after the interview with JW Ross because he probably took more than what's recommended and experienced withdrawal symptoms, just like from any stimulant
- Ben now consumes around 5 bottles a week, or 1 bottle every day and a half
- CYP enzymes in the liver help metabolize kratom
- Consumption recommendations on the website:
- Causes of ill effects after drinking Feel Free:
- You're drinking way more than the recommended amount
- You're a poor metabolizer of kratom
- When you already have a compromised liver, gall bladder, and/or gut, have yourself tested
- Think about this:
- A glass of wine is good, but you're kind of a dummy if you drink a bottle of wine
- Weed is relaxing, but if you decide to get blasted and go into full couch lock mode, that's your problem
- Running is good for you, but if you decide to go pound 20 miles, don't complain afterward that you aren't feeling good
- The dose is the poison
- The ultimate takeaway – if you drink it, stop every once in a while
II. Questions about Plant Medicines…18:23
-Recurring questions on why Ben Greenfield does not recommend plant medicines anymore
- BGL podcast with Josh Trent:
- BGL articles on plant medicines:
- Synthetic compounds that :
- Do not seem to involve as much dark spiritual energy, yet allow for the same type of mind expansion and altered thinking patterns that one might want for a business or a personal breakthrough
- Merging of left and right brain hemispheric activity that puts the ego on the backburner
- Allow you to experience what you may be looking for with plant medicines, but without the side effects, like the presence of other spirits
- Ben had a session with a facilitator
- Motor function was impaired as expected, similar to taking psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, or ketamine
- The experience was controllable, especially breathing
- No dark energy at all
- The experience was similar to taking a nootropic or a smart drug and losing motor functions a little bit but turning the brain into a 20x supercomputer
- Ben was fully aware and was able to journal ideas afterward
IV. Experimenting With High-Dose Proteolytic Enzymes and Ben's Thoughts on Kion Flex…24:03
V. Looking, Feeling, and Performing Amazing: 25 Health Tips from Dr. Mercola…32:27
- Timed restricted eating for metabolic flexibility
- For men -12 to 16 hours without eating, every day
- For pre-menopausal women – 10 to 12 hours without eating, every day
- Ruthlessly eliminate all seed oils from your diet, period. If exposed:
- Incorporate blood flow restriction training regularly –
- Regular sunlight exposure is way more important than vitamin D intake – anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours
- Donate blood regularly; test your blood regularly
- Endurance exercise to get rid of iron
- Eat adequate protein
- Drink hydrogen-rich water every day
- Sleep enough
- Minimize EMF exposure – EMF*D
- Get rid of all your nonstick cookware
- Address high blood pressure
- Stop tech from surveilling you by protecting your privacy – use DuckDuckGo as your search engine and use Brave as your browser
- Use melatonin regularly
- Use methylene blue regularly
- High collagen intake/high amino acids intake
- Be prepared for emergencies – food, water supply, weapons, self-defense, and survival (get a bug out bag)
- High-dose digestive enzyme intake
- Regular vitamin C protocol
- B vitamins for brain health
- Don't be afraid of cholesterol
- Use Quercetin
- Care for your brain
- Astaxanthin (a red pigment that belongs to a group of chemicals called carotenoids)
VI. Vibration training…45:17
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