Ben’s Top Biohacks, Saving Your Carbs For Night, And More!

I recently had the pleasure of giving a Q&A talk on all things health, wellness, nutrition, biohacking, and more at Bouley’s Test Kitchen in New York City.

Every week, as part of his speaker series, world-famous chef David Bouley brings in a physician or other guest expert to present on a topic or to answer questions, and each series is accompanied by a fabulous 5 star, multi-course meal that is both amazingly healthy and delicious.

I always enjoy giving these talks and decided to record this one for your listening pleasure. Every member of the audience received a signed copy of my new book Boundless, so you’ll hear me talk about the book a bit in this episode as well. Enjoy!

In this episode, you’ll discover:

-The 3 non-negotiable things Ben does for his mitochondrial health…5:35

-The #1 biohacking device Ben recommends for calm and sleep…13:25

-How to use a JOOVV device with a pre-existing tumor…16:40

  • Shift body into state of ketosis
    • Low protein, low carb, high fat diet
  • Avoid amino acid supplements
  • Light can potentially exacerbate the tumor
  • Book: Eat to Beat Disease

-Ben’s carb refeed strategy…19:12

  • Save carb intake until the evening
    • Helps w/ serotonin production
    • Won’t impact triglycerides
    • Producing ketones throughout the day
  • Dinner is often the most social meal of the day
  • Exercise mimics the insulin sensitivity we have in the morning
  • Quality carbs: butternut squash, pumpkin, homemade sourdough bread, etc. (no Twinkies)
  • Shoot for 100 g of carbs

-How to rid the body of glyphosate…24:40

  • Rule #1: Don’t eat from crop that’s been treated w/ glyphosate
  • Compounds which make the gut less permeable:
  • Gluten Guardian
  • 2 ways to plummet blood glucose after a long meal
    • Post-prandial stroll
    • Cold exposure

-The importance of eating local, seasonal food…28:20

  • Contain bacteria that’s good for the biome and immune systems

-The proper use of psychedelics…33:00

  • Used irresponsibly in many cases
  • Lots of preparation that goes into (and going out of) proper ayahuasca retreat or use of psychedelics
  • Journal and listen to digital recorder for what you’ve said

-Ben’s recommended self-quantification methods…36:00

-A new gadget Ben is trying right now…41:05

-A healthy approach to coffee consumption…42:30

  • Very healthy and tasty when used in moderation
  • Overuse can lead to a dependency
  • Switch to decaf coffee for 7-10 days on a regular basis (reset adenosine receptors)
  • MiCacao

-Ben’s thoughts on the assertions and claims made on the Game Changers documentary…44:50

-Tips for improving posture…49:30

  • Ch 18 of Boundless is on symmetry and beauty
  • Breathe through the nose as much as possible (including while exercising)
  • Heel rise of your shoes (as low as possible)
  • Earth sandals
  • Movement throughout the day:

-One belief Ben has changed course on in the last 1-2 years…53:02

-And much more…

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

Resources mentioned in this episode:


BGF podcast w/ Clint Ober


Grounding mat

Earthing sandals

Circadia by Fisher Wallace


Gluten Guardian

Kion Colostrum

Quantified Bob

Kion Coffee


– Book: Eat to Beat Disease

– Book: The Human Photosynthesis

Apollo wearable

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JOOVV: After using the Joovv for close to 2 years, it’s the only light therapy device I’d ever recommend. Give it a try: you won’t be disappointed. Order using my link and receive a month’s supply of Kion Berry Aminos absolutely free.

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