Why Water, Sunlight, Grounding & Relationships Are The Keys To Your Health & How To Feed, Clean & Protect Your Body Forever: An Interview With Ben Greenfield’s Father Gary Greenfield

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Gary Greenfield is…

…my father…

…a leading expert in structured water and the field of water filtration…

…and a deep well of knowledge I've relied upon for the past 37 years of my life.

He's also, obviously, responsible for my very existence.

During this episode, you're going to discover more about the man who made me who I am; along with how structured water works; the best way to filter your water; why you should quit caring so much about what other people think about your health habits; and much, much more.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Gary's early life and childhood…7:45

  • Started in Miami
  • Father and uncle were successful entrepreneurs in the motivational speaking industry
  • His father invested time in his children
  • Athletic, but no interest in competitive sports
  • Brother was killed in gang fight at age 17 (turning point for him)
  • Began oceanography studies and excelled at it
  • 3 years after brother's death, moved to Idaho for a fresh start (age 20)

-How Gary “found God” shortly before moving to Idaho…18:00

  • Was intrigued by the phrase “God's country” on a brochure for Idaho
  • Went to spirituality conventions; left feeling empty at each booth
  • “We yearn for God because God created us”
  • Met a community of Christians his age once moving to Idaho
  • Became volunteer fireman in Moscow, ID
  • Became full-time fireman in Lewiston, ID (where Ben was born)
  • Ben shows similarities in physical genetics between him and his father

-The transition from full-time fireman to entrepreneur…26:35

  • Three words: Efficiency, effectiveness, economy (didn't see this working for the local government)
  • Began ambulance service (non-emergency transport) and it grew fairly rapidly
  • Ran into resistance and opposition when he tried to expand into emergency services
  • Vast majority of funding came from medicaid and medicare (more bureaucracy)
  • After growing tired of dealing with government bureaucracy, Gary founded a coffee shop

-The business Gary founded after leaving his successful medical transport business…38:40

  • He and his wife had discussed having a coffee shop as a hobby
  • Enlisted his children to help out with running the business
  • Ran the coffee shop 1997-2007
  • Was the first exposure to the nutrition/water filtration world (but still on standard American diet)

-How Gary became interested in nutrition…50:15

-How God's love is manifested through water…55:40

-The parable of the people of the wood…1:27:45

-And much more!

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

Resources from this episode:

Greenfield Naturals Water Filters & Harmonizers we discuss on the show (use code BEN10 to save 10%)

Zig Ziglar

– Book: Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols

Kion Oregano

– Book: The Dietary Cure For Acne by Loren Cordain

Viktor Schauberger

– Podcast on Water & Water Filtration: Everything You Need To Know About Water Filters, Alkaline Water, Structured Water, Hydrogen-Rich Water, Deuterium-Depleted Water & Much More!

Essential Oil Wizardry

– My interview with Dr. Gerald Pollack

– My interview with Dr. Thomas Cowan on water and how the heart is not a pump

– Book: The Body Electric by Robert Becker

– Video: Virgil Klunder on Gratitude

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Gary Greenfield or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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26 thoughts on “Why Water, Sunlight, Grounding & Relationships Are The Keys To Your Health & How To Feed, Clean & Protect Your Body Forever: An Interview With Ben Greenfield’s Father Gary Greenfield

  1. Weston says:

    thank you

  2. Weston says:

    Awesome. thank you

  3. DB says:

    The “BEN15” 15% coupon for your dads water products no longer works. Any plans to re-activate? Thanks

    1. Ben Greenfield says:

      I’ll reach out to them, in the meantime, you can use code BEN10 for 10% off :)

  4. Jaime Morris says:

    Hi, you have talked about water vortexing and used to have a recommended one on your page. I was going to buy it now but I can’t find it. Could someone send me a link or something?

    By the way I really enjoy your podcast. You’re very informative & entertaining

    Thanks so much ,

    Jaime Morris

    [email protected]

  5. Renee says:

    Hey Ben, I was wondering if there is a way to check if the water is really structured? I have somavedic device, but I’m not sure if it works…

  6. Christopher Makrinos says:

    Great show. Your Dad is an awesome guy, very chill.
    It was very inspirational for me to hear how your Dad would just dive head first into all his endeavors, similar to you.

  7. John says:

    Damn you Ben. I teared up at the end of the podcast while at the gym and people thought there was something wrong with me as I ran to the locker room for a tissue to blow my nose and wipe my tears away. :)

  8. Lisa K. says:

    Probably one of my favorite podcasts ever. Love your dad! Thanks for sharing him and his knowledge with us.

  9. Jasmine says:

    This was such a great podcast! Ben, I wonder if you know about Ormus water and magnetic trap water? if you combine the structured water and putting them through a magnetic vortex trap device It would be supernatural! (https://www.cherokeegold.net/product-page/magnetic-vortex-water-trap)

  10. Average Joe says:

    Excellent. This one takes guts and the content was great. You get my respect for throwing this one out there and I always love when Jesus gets thrown in :) Keep Hammering my friend

  11. Sasha says:

    Hey Ben, I love your podcast but this one was super unscientific.

    I did find value in your dads life story, interesting and inspiring. But the energy signature and stuff… Man that does not exist.

    I appreciate your honesty and being vulnerable in front of your audience. It takes a man to be brave enough to share your emotions.

    1. Carol Wagner says:

      Hi Ben,
      Thank you….Thank you!!!
      I love your podcast but this one was super awesome. It was so moving & touching. I was actually tearing up at the end. It takes a real man to show their true emotions to everyone. I have so much respect for you & all you do!
      I also love your web site. I have learned so much from both of them. It has really made me a better person in so many ways.
      Thanks again Ben.
      You Rock!!!!

    2. Carrie says:

      Keep your attention on this subject area, as the scientific community will finally be able to “prove” the energy signature concept in the future. In the interim, please look up what quantum physicists are currently discovering.

    3. Carrie says:

      @ Sasha

      Keep your attention on this subject area, as the scientific community will finally be able to “prove” the energy signature concept in the future. In the interim, please look up what quantum physicists are currently discovering.

    4. Tommaso Cazzaniga says:

      It does exist, and the fact that you don’t know about it and mainstream science hasn’t the instruments yet to detect it means nothing.

      That reminds me about bumblebees, whose flight around 80 years ago was deemed impossible by “Science”, unable to explain it with his limited models and therefore labeled it as an “aerodynamically impossibility”.. Pretty laughable given the evidence of that reality (not possibility, but +reality+) was clear and in front of their eyes, but that shows how fanatics think.

      Of course, bumblebees didn’t give a f++k and kept flying as they had done for millennia, then science finally caught up admitting their presuppositions and calculations were (surprise!) all wrong.

      But hey, you can cling to your certainties and wait until, once again, science finally accepts what for many has been reality for thousands of years.

  12. erica morency says:

    Just listened to this episode with you and your dad!! I def learned a lot. The best part was, it was so moving to hear you two converse about your childhood and When you got emotional at the end. You are this tough rugged guy, but hearing you get emotional I’m like I like that guy even more! Every episode love it, you and everything you believe in and teach! Thank you!!

  13. Billy Davis says:

    Congrats on that one Ben. Not only informative but your Dad seems like a terrific guy.

  14. Kathleen Stewart says:

    Hi Ben, will you ask your dad for a list of authors he recommends to learn more about zero point energy, H comprising all of light, etc? Thank you!

    1. Kathleen says:

      He replied to my email. Thank you!

  15. Manoel Costa says:

    The best episode ever, from far.

    Thanks for being truth to yourself and realizing that your podcast is a wonderful source of information to us, but especially for your own personal growth.

  16. Fed Fan says:

    Ben, You have gone well beyond your father. He’s the student and you’re the master. At least with respect to your

    scientific understanding. I found some of your father’s descriptions nonsensical.

    1. Carrie says:

      In 50 years, they won’t seem nonsensical.

  17. Great podcast Ben, especially your expressing gratitude to your dad. Only wish I had more years with mine, especially more mature years, so I could have fully expressed my thanks. Your dad is a smart guy. Lucky you! And lucky for your kids as well, as you pass that wisdom on. Coming to Spokane to visit my buddy Oct 7-9. Musician here by profession. Want to trade insights? Health/fitness for creative input?
    Best to you brother.

  18. Alexander says:

    Hey Ben, thanks for showing a soft side in this episode!
    With all the uber-macho training you do, it was refreshing and inspring to hear that you also have a strong emotional connection to life.

    In one of the previous episodes you mentioned getting blood tests after trying the grounding patches, any results yet?
    I’m kind of on the fence regarding those, would be interesting to know if you saw any improvements.

    As a side note, the government here in Stockholm had some water vortex generators (vortexers?) installed in of their buildings some years ago, leading to a lot of interesting media coverage

  19. Rob says:

    Two questions, 1.what dd water you recommend? I couldn’t find any on water&wellness site. And 2.what’s the product for structuring bottled spring water at home, is it the “HANDHELD HARMONIZER” currently being redesigned? Thanks!

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