My Favorite “Health Hack”, How To Get the Best Night Of Sleep Possible, And How I Took 17 Years Off My Biological Age.

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I recently spent an entire month in Tallinn, Estonia. It's a small country near the border of Finland and was the site of the 2018 Mindvalley University, a month-long transformational event that is designed to create a university-style education model for all ages.  I was fortunate to be invited as a Key Teacher, and I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, former podcast guest on this episode, and my good friend, Vishen Lakhiani.

On top of founding Mindvalley, Vishen also started Dealmates, a Malaysian-based e-commerce site, Blinklist, a social bookmarking service and A-Fest, an invite-only conference that offers training in conscious entrepreneurship and mindfulness.

Vishen is also the author of New York Times Bestseller, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind”, a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything—love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more—which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.

In this live fireside session, Vishen and I get down to the wild truths about health, biohacking, and longevity. Vishen had a few questions for me, and I was also able to answer a few questions from the audience.

You can watch the whole interview and check out Mindvalley U here.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How the remedies to many common maladies are right in front of us in nature if we just know how and where to look… 7:00

What a Tabata set is and how it enhances your fitness in a fraction of the time of a typical workout… 8:20

How you can “hack” your environment to mimic that of our ancestors, even if you're relegated to sitting in front of a computer screen all day… 9:30

The biggest culprit to when it comes to inflammation contributors…16:20

The research that shows how much exercise is “too much” for your own situation… 17:00

What is my favorite “health hack?”… 24:00

Everything you need to know to get the best night of sleep possible… 29:00

What are my thoughts on “nutrigenomics”?… 42:15

The one change I made that took 17 years off my biological age 47:45

My best advice on how to look good in the buff… 59:30

And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

“Willpower Doesn't Work” by Benjamin Hardy

My home office setup – How To Hack Your Workplace For Enhanced Productivity, Less Muscle Pain, Better Focus & More.

My podcast on cold thermogenesis

Cool Fat Burner vest

The Last Resource on Sleep You'll Ever Need


SleepStream App

FlowerChecker App


My podcast with Ben Lynch on Strategene

Oil of Oregano

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

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19 thoughts on “My Favorite “Health Hack”, How To Get the Best Night Of Sleep Possible, And How I Took 17 Years Off My Biological Age.

  1. Talking about Glycaemic variability, Dr Sinclair advocates the use of low dose Metformin even if one is not diabetic. Is it the same concept with glycaemic variablity

    1. Ben Greenfield says:

      I’d be happy to help you via a one-on-one health consult. Just go to and choose 20, 30 or 60 minutes, whichever you’d prefer 💪

  2. Emil Alne says:


    I heard about from one of your recorded talks in a recent podcast. It seems the site has been taken down though. Do you have any similar list of things to use your 23andme data on?

  3. Slade says:

    Where did you test your biological age?

  4. Adam Carter says:

    Hey Ben,

    You are my hero to start and I am looking forward to participating in you Kion Coaches course ASAP. I am a Physical Therapist in diabetes country and would like to know where you find some of the articles on preprandial / post prandial activity and glycemic variability that you mention in many of you podcasts. Having an actual article in hand gives me more clout when speaking to my patients. Thanks, Adam

    1. I go over where I found much of my research at the end of this article:…

  5. John says:

    Several different bed/mattress companies promote the zero gravity beds.

    Do zero gravity beds (or incline beds) improve sleep quality?

    Also, do zero gravity beds impact core muscles in a negative way?



    1. I haven't looked into zero gravity beds a ton. Here's the bed I use:… You can call this into the podcast if you'd like.

  6. ryan m even says:

    Bad link for 23 and you. FYI

    Thanks Ben :)

    1. Thank you, it's been updated.

  7. Roi says:

    Hey Ben thanks for the info, you have made it very cost effective for some of us to benefit from major lifestyle changes. On Friday I had 3 Rockstar energy drinks (I worked up to it) by Monday I was ready for a reset. No Caffeine all day and did one of my infrequent 16 hour fasts-Just water-nothing else. Lunch was nothing but beef and I didn’t even need a nap all afternoon as I was on standby. I have been doing the intermittent fasting for about a year and the shit works! Thanks for all your work!

  8. eddie says:

    Is there a ink to the the foods that increase stem cell production? Is it in the The Jungle Effect book?

  9. Bill Montgomery says:


    This is all so depressing!

    I get off work at 2:30 pm, begin exercising at the gym at 3:30 PM, get home at 5:00 pm, eat, and go to bet at 6:00 pm breaking rule number 1. Of course no time for cold shower. I get up at 2:00 AM. This happens 5 days a week.

    Then during the day I sit at a computer surrounded by other computers (bad electricity) for 9 hours. I am going to die young.

    THEN I climb a mountain every weekend (4-6 hours)which means I am over exercising and will die young.

    How did I ever make it to 73?


    1. Stefan says:

      LOL. You enjoyed that lifestyle?

  10. Matt Bouback says:

    Are headphones culprits to increasing glycemic variability? If so do you have a recommendation?

    1. Not a big link between headphones and glycemic variability, but I do recommend Bose headphones, these particularly:

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