Fertility Secrets and techniques, How To Overcome Painkiller Dependancy & Extra

From podcast: https://bengreenfieldlife.com/podcast/adam-wenguer/

[00:00:00] Introduction

[00:00:44] Podcast Sponsors

[00:05:21] About Adam Wenguer

[00:11:28] Searching

[00:17:23] Meat-Cooking Strategies

[00:23:42] Persevering with with Alligator Searching

[00:25:37] Preventing Infertility

[00:38:31] Podcast Sponsors

[00:41:59] Use of Cannabinoids and Manufacturing of CBD merchandise

[00:53:27] In-Vitro Fertilization

[01:02:56] Opioid Dependancy & Meditation

[01:13:47] Martial Arts

[01:25:30] Closing Ideas

[01:28:04] Finish of Podcast

Ben:  My identify is Ben Greenfield. And, on this episode of the Ben Greenfield Life podcast.

Adam:  Individuals have to search out out what’s proper for them when it comes to what is going on to enhance their fertility. Some folks must belief the medical institution, which I get however I actually encourage folks to do their very own analysis, understand that CBD and a whole lot of different pure compounds can actually contribute to enhancing your fertility, women and men.

Ben:  Religion, household, health, well being, efficiency, vitamin, longevity, ancestral dwelling, biohacking, and a complete lot extra. Welcome to the present.

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Effectively, I’ve bought a terrific podcast for you immediately. It is with my good friend Adam Wenguer who’s been on the present earlier than. And, this dude is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Adam was a power and conditioning and well being coach at an enormous five-star wellness and coaching facility. And, that is the place I met him initially 5 years in the past and we have gotten to know one another through the years. He’s the man who I depend on for my CBD merchandise. He has an organization known as Aspect Well being, which I will hyperlink to within the shownotes at BenGreenfieldLife.com/AdamWenguer, Wenguer, A-D-A-M W-E-N-G-U-E-R. 

However, past CBD, I imply, the man is a person who hunts deer and wild boar and alligator on his property in Florida. He is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has actually cracked the code on pure little-known methods to extend fertility and efficiently handle to have a son regardless of having zero sperm rely, which we’ll discuss on this podcast. He overcame an oxycontin and drug dependancy, once more, naturally utilizing strategies like meditation and visualization. And, we simply had a very enjoyable chat. This one was recorded outside at this outside studio setup that we had. There have been some birds overhead, so hopefully, they are not too distracting for you, you do not really feel such as you’re an Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “The Birds.” I felt like that, however hopefully, you do not. And once more, that is only a incredible present, I will hyperlink to all the pieces we discuss at BenGreenfieldLife.com/AdamWenguer together with the earlier present that Adam and I did on all of the ins and outs and sciences of the endocannabinoid system.

So, this one is a enjoyable one. I hope you get pleasure from and right here we go.

I used to be telling my podcast visitor immediately, Adam Wenguer, Wenguer–I am all the time mispronouncing your identify. You corrected me although. I feel I have been doing it incorrect for 4 years. It is W-E-N-G-E-U-R.

Adam:  G-U-E-R.

Ben:  G-U-E-R, you say Wenguer.

Adam:  Wenguer.

Ben:  Wenguer?

Adam:  Yup.

Ben:  Effectively, the opposite cause I am telling people that is I am really going to place the shownotes for all the pieces Adam and I discuss at BenGreenfieldLife.com/AdamWenguer. And, that is A-D-A-M W-E-N-G-U-E-R. So, for those who’re up for working or understanding or strolling proper now, you are simply going to must make a psychological be aware to your self and go go to the shownotes as a result of I all the time put some fascinating stuff in there. And, I will embody a hyperlink to the earlier present that Adam and I did the place we talked lots about CBD. Clearly, Adam is the proprietor of his CBD firm. You are an actual professional within the endocannabinoid system and all kinds of various medicines usually, however your CBD has actually taken off. Individuals appear to love it fairly a bit. You’ve got bought the gummies now. You bought the oils. And so, we might discuss among the fascinating experiences you’ve got had with CBD significantly actually fertility and stuff, which I believed was just a little bit mind-blowing the final time we chatted. 

However, to only give any of you listening who did not hear my earlier podcasts with Adam just a little little bit of a background, Adam, you and I met at a fitness center down in Miami, the Canyon Ranch, which I feel is now known as Carrillo, proper?

Adam:  Yeah, Carillon.

Ben:  Yeah, Carillon. Carillon, that was shut. And, there was one other physician there who’s with–what is the physician’s identify?

Adam:  Dr. Karim Dinani from Toronto–

Ben:  Yeah, Dr. Karim Dinani. Yeah. And, you have been coaching him and all of us connected on the facility down there and also you introduced us by means of this loopy exercise the place we’re going up and down a mountain climbing wall and–

Adam:  Yeah, rowing ergometer.

Ben:  And rowing ergometer. It was fairly enjoyable.

Adam:  You bought on a ship too and began doing kettlebell swings.

Ben:  That is proper. Yeah.

Adam:  We’re going subsequent degree with it.

Ben:  Yeah, precisely. Yeah. No, I do not like to sit down round an excessive amount of on the fitness center. However, it was a cool exercise. However then, man, we have related on so many ranges since then. And now, right here we’re sitting exterior. I am just a little bit responsible as a result of my complete household is again in snowpocalypse proper now in Washington State and right here I’m within the sunshine. However, this can be a cool setting. We have some goats within the background. We have some horses. We have, I do not know what is that this, like a ranch?

Adam:  Yeah, it is a good friend of mine’s farm.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  He movies podcasts and my farm is a bit out of the best way just a little extra off the grid. And, that is simply the right setting I believed for a podcast.

Ben:  You were not dwelling in a farm once you and I first related to Miami 4 years in the past, have been you?

Adam:  No, I used to be in Miami Seaside. I all the time lived on this one common space known as Surfside in Bay Harbor.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  It is laid again, it is nice. However then, after I knew I used to be going to have a son proper earlier than, I suppose, the entire pandemic factor as a result of you recognize what, it is time to get out of town.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, as you do, you reside in an exquisite place in Washington. I imply, lots of people are taking discover of how essential it’s to stay on the land.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  So, we began trying and I discovered one thing and jumped on it proper earlier than the housing market went loopy.

Ben:  So, did you purchase land after which construct otherwise you discovered a house?

Adam:  The plan was to construct however we discovered probably the most superb house. We name it the Bali Treehouse.

Ben:  Bali Treehouse.

Adam:  Yeah. I imply, it does not look it is in Florida and it is on about 13 acres. And, once you see it, you are like, “This needs to be someplace in Bali or Costa Rica.”

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I imply, it is mind-blowing. We’ll get you on the market quickly. And there, we do all the pieces from searching hogs and deer to rising our personal meals, all kinds of fine stuff.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  Good place to lift a son.

Ben:  And, what are you doing out on the farm so far as livestock or agriculture or gardening or something like that?

Adam:  Yeah. So, my spouse started gardening. We have now a bunch of cows there. They only had a bunch of calves. They don’t seem to be ours. We do not personal them, however there’s some large ranchers. Florida is understood for beef cattle, for citrus, and we really hire the land to a bunch of our neighbors which are severe beef and cattle farmers. And, it is simply good to have them. We love having animals round.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Yeah, I find yourself not searching my property as a result of I similar to seeing the animals.

Ben:  Yeah, it is like searching pets. That is what I am just a little cautious with, the whitetail deer on our property. Yeah, it is virtually like too straightforward.

Adam:  Yeah. My spouse identified the primary time and so they’re simply attractive.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I need to hold seeing them.

Ben:  Yeah. If I used to be ravenous, I might exit and harvest them, however yeah, it is sort of totally different when you will have the pets simply rolling round your home. You do not essentially need to shoot them from the entrance porch. 

Adam:  Yeah.

Ben:  Yeah. So, for you I feel you have been telling me on our final podcast probably about how you are not solely searching hog and deer however alligator additionally?

Adam:  Yeah, I’ve hunted a bunch of alligators.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I bought into–

Ben:  What an alligator hunt like?

Adam:  It is fairly intense. I appreciated searching with rifle. I by no means really bought into bow, I’ve practiced, however I wished to hunt by hand. I believed I might have a better connection to the animal apart from trying by means of a scope, seeing it occur. As a result of trying to find me is a really emotional expertise, very deeply religious expertise. I’ve such a profound love for a0nimals. I’ve a whole lot of pets, however I would like to have the ability to feed my household and likewise be ready in case somebody cannot go to a grocery retailer. And, I discover the meat to be extra nutritious than even grass-fed beef and well-kept animals.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  So, I began with a wild boar, which is fairly wild. I imply, for me, it is not likely an enormous deal, I have been doing it for some time now. However, after I inform folks, they’re like, “You really seize them together with your fingers?” And, I stated, “That is the way you do it.” We deliver canine to trace.

Ben:  Actually?

Adam:  Yeah, yeah. That is why I wished to deliver you.

Ben:  How do you really catch a boar together with your fingers?

Adam:  So, a whole lot of instances they’re going to deliver 4 or 5 canine. I do not actually assume that is honest. We normally deliver one or two. One is–

Ben:  These are your canine that you simply prepare for searching or?

Adam:  No, I am unable to prepare my canine. I’ve an excessive amount of happening to spend time to coach them.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  However, I’ve mates that that is what they primarily do. There are these Florida Curr canine. Nobody’s even heard of them. They appear to be–

Ben:  A curr canine?

Adam:  That is what they’re known as.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  C-U-R-R. And, these folks assume pit bulls are homosexual, man. These animals can do something for you on a farm from rounding up cattle to defending your private home. They’re nice with children. And, you see them and so they simply appear to be skinny emaciated canine. It’s extremely bizarre. They’re 30 kilos and so they have a lot power. You possibly can’t feed them sufficient meals, however all they need to do is use boar and discover animals. 

Ben:  Actually?

Adam:  Yeah, it is an unimaginable factor. It is a wormhole you may–

Ben:  So, virtually like a Rhodesian Ridgeback. We used to have Ridgebacks. And, initially in Africa, they have been used to hunt lions in packs. So, these canine have been bred to have the ability to hunt issues like boar?

Adam:  Precisely. And, normally, there’s one or folks deliver out a bunch to trace them as a result of they’ve nice scent.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  You’ve got a GPS tracker on them and shields in case, so they do not get injured too badly.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  And, you monitor the GPS, you begin listening to them barking. And, the following factor you recognize there is a wild boar that is attempting to get away from them or kill them. And, that is in all probability why I do not use my very own canine. So, the 2 canine will discover the boar, after which you need to time it very well as a result of you will get severely injured.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I’ve seen folks with their faces ripped open, their legs, and the micro organism from a boar is simply horrible. You possibly can’t simply sew it up.

Ben:  They’re scary. After I’ve hunted wild pig in Hawaii, I had one shot the place I needed to monitor it into this large thicket of timber. And, this was at 2:00 a.m. and all you might hear round you have been little snorts just like the. And, in fact, all I’ve is my bow. At the moment, I did not actually have a handgun or something on me and I used to be nervous as heck that I used to be simply going to get charged by one thing whereas I used to be digging round in there within the timber for the one which I shot.

Adam:  They’re unpredictable.

Ben:  Yeah, it is like what, “Previous Yeller,” the previous “Previous Yeller” film the place they–

Adam:  Yeah, old fashioned.

Ben:  I feel it is, is it the canine that will get beat up by the boars or the child or? I do not bear in mind, however they’re–

Adam:  I am unable to bear in mind both.

Ben:  They’re scary animals.

So, again to the searching by hand factor, as soon as the canine are on them, what do you do subsequent?

Adam:  So, sometimes the canine that we use, they do not assault them, they only discover them after which sort of disorient them just a little bit with the barking.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Lots of people prepare one to be known as a catch canine the place they’re going to bounce on the boar on its ear or neck to maintain it actually preoccupied. So, those we use are primarily bay canine, they’re going to distract them. After which, I come up on the excellent time. You do not need to do it head-on. It is all the time bought to be from the again and seize it by its legs and put it on the facet. As soon as it is on its facet, for those who can management the legs, that is when folks begin hog-tying–

Ben:  Do you need to dash to run up and seize by the legs?

Adam:  Oh, yeah, it is tremendous primal intense.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  And, when you seize it, and you need to have some power there, you bought to choose them up together with your complete physique, put it on its facet. And, for those who let go on the incorrect time, they’re going to rise up and simply hammer you. I imply, they’ve these 2-inch, we name them, cutters or tusks and so they simply rip by means of something. And, when you get it on its facet, you do not need it to undergo, so we do not need it to be down too lengthy. You get a very large blade. We have now 9-inch blades. And, you place it by means of the armpits. They’ve an enormous protect on their again and shoulders. You possibly can take a knife and go like this and it will not undergo. 

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Sharpest blade you’ve got ever seen. So, you go–

Ben:  Yeah, I’ve shot boar earlier than with a bow and arrow. And, until that arrow is simply completely into the vitals, their pores and skin is like freaking Kevlar.

Adam:  Precisely.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  So, actually rapidly, you place the blade in by means of their armpit, you twist as a lot as you may to hit important organs: coronary heart, lungs. Often, there is a spray, however you need to put it down as fast as doable. And, I simply discovered that that is extra reasonable for me. I might use a rifle. You get a intestine shot. You by no means know. So, this fashion, it is so fast and it goes down actually rapidly. In fact, there’s just a little little bit of nervous power you’re feeling from it afterwards, however it does in a short time as humane as doable. Far more humane than manufacturing unit farming.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  After which, you will have an enormous hog and you do not know. I’ve had ones proper earlier than my wedding ceremony that have been 300 kilos and I served it at my wedding ceremony.

Ben:  I used to be going to ask you for those who’re really consuming this stuff.

Adam:  Oh, yeah.

Ben:  How’s the meat?

Adam:  It is scrumptious. And, folks say–so, there’s hogs that they name boar hogs, these are those that also have their testicles. And, they are saying due to the testosterone, it makes the meat style extra gamey.

Ben:  Yeah, it is what I’ve heard.

Adam:  I’ve by no means discovered that. I give it to my spouse. She’s an incredible chef and he or she’ll put it in a gradual cooker with pineapple, onion, all kinds of stuff, and also you assume you are consuming probably the most scrumptious small pork from a restaurant. It is unimaginable.

Ben:  Yeah, that is what I discovered wild recreation the lengthy gradual cook dinner instances. Like the opposite day, at a celebration, it was a pickleball get together, a bunch of our mates bought collectively native pickleball facility known as Selkirk up in Publish Falls. And, I had some axis deer and a few sheep mutton. Two meats that for those who simply take them out and no matter, put them on the grill, are going to be gamey.

Adam:  Axis is nice although.

Ben:  Yeah, axis is sweet, however the trick is, and you may appear to be an professional chef regardless that it does not take a lot in any respect, I simply get an enormous roasting pan and pour a complete bottle of wine into the roasting pan, throw some carrots, onions, herbs, spices, no matter, and you then simply cowl that and slip it within the oven at 250 levels. Go away it in there for six hours, pull it out, drench it in barbecue sauce and it melts in your mouth superb. All people thinks you are a terrific chef actually. It is similar to wine roasting pan, stroll away, pull it out six hours later–

Adam:  So, that is your gradual cooking. So, you are not utilizing strain cookers.

Ben:  I’ve used strain cookers. I’ve used the sous vide, the sous vide water tub is nice for, as an instance, pork stomach, for instance. Anyone who hasn’t used a sous vide, you need to use the luggage that do not leach a whole lot of plastic into the meat.

Adam:  So cautious with the plastic.

Ben:  Yeah. So, there’s one known as Stasher luggage, that are fairly heat-resistant plastic. And–

Adam:  Are they plastic?

Ben:  Yeah, yeah, it is a plastic compound. I might be incorrect, however it’s plastic-like.

Adam:  Okay.

Ben:  What would you say silicone?

Adam:  Silicone, I believed so.

Ben:  Yeah, they may they is likely to be silicone.

In any case, although, for a pork stomach, you may actually simply take your big slab of pork stomach, put it in there like 5:00 a.m., stroll away, and go away at a couple of 100–I feel pork stomach is 155 levels. After which, 12 hours later, you simply take it out, you give it a fast sear on both facet or you may simply blowtorch and it is simply soften in your mouth, good good consistency. And, there’s a couple of cooks who assume this can be a bastardization of cooking meat whether or not you do, like I had a 60-hour brisket as soon as within the sous vide, which was superb. Greatest brisket I’ve ever had in my life, higher than any Texas brisket I’ve had. And, I used to be telling a pit grasp this and he is like, “Oh, you miss out on”–

Adam:  It is blasphemy.

Ben:  He stated, “You missed out on the torar and the flavour.”

Adam:  What’s torar?

Ben:  The torar can be just like wine, how wine takes on sure traits.

Adam:  Oh, okay, bought you.

Ben:  Relying on soil that it is grown in and the rocks and the grime and the probiotics within the soil all affect the flavour of the wine. Effectively, a whole lot of conventional barbecue masters say that, “Effectively, for those who simply put in a water tub and stroll away, you are lacking out on all of the smoking and the tending and the variations in temperature.” I let you know what, so far as ease goes, the sous vide is superb.

Adam:  Yeah.

Ben:  You talked about the strain cooker, which is an effective time hack. You are able to do ribs that will usually take six hours like competition-style ribs that simply come off the bone so simply. You possibly can put them within the strain cooker and that is 40 minutes; wine, bone broth, once more, your herbs and spices, and also you impress your pals since you pull it out and it tastes such as you’ve spent six hours tending these items. And, the factor with the strain cooker, similar to like searing the meat, after you end the sous vide, with the strain cooker, you simply take it out of the strain cooker, put it in a pan, toss within the oven for 5 minutes on broil, just a little little bit of barbecue sauce on there, so that you get that positive little caramelization of taste.

Adam:  Is that this in your cookbook?

Ben:  Yeah, I’ve bought some strain cooker in there, some sous vide in there, some smoking, like on the Traeger Grill in there.

Adam:  It is like a lifesaver, man.

Ben:  Few crockpot strategies. Yeah. Like lots of people they only–I feel if they found the cool instruments which are on the market that are not that troublesome to learn to use, there’s a lot you are able to do within the kitchen with so many sorts of meat.

Adam:  You taught my technique for a rib eye. Everybody’s bought a rib-eye technique.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I attempted all of it, however you had one the place it was so easy. And, I feel I used to be utilizing–

Ben:  Reverse sear.

Adam:  Reverse sear with rosemary. And, I by no means thought to place rosemary in a steak, however stopping carcinogen formation. And, I nonetheless use rosemary on all the pieces now, on the Traeger and whatnot. However, these steaks with the crispy exterior, now I’ve graduated extra to a Traeger, however the taste is unimaginable.

Ben:  Yeah, that is the factor. Should you’re capable of smoke the steak beforehand for an hour or so, when you have a Traeg or smoke, it isn’t a vital course of however the reverse sear technique principally you grill it for just a little bit on both facet however then you will have a very, actually sizzling pan like a forged iron pan that you have heated, put some butter in that pan and also you end it after you’ve got grilled it on both facet for 3 or 4 minutes within the butter. It is fairly superb. You talked about rosemary and thyme. And, there was a current research that listed the antioxidant oxidant content material of giant number of herbs and spices and crops. And, what I began cooking with, two compounds I began cooking with to keep away from the carcinogenic potential to meat which are among the highest antioxidant-containing herbs and spices you need to use when cooking, they each begin with a C. One is likely one of the hottest medication identified to humankind.

Adam:  Do not inform me like espresso?

Ben:  Espresso.

Adam:  Okay.

Ben:  Yup. So, you are able to do a espresso rub and that is superb.

Adam: Tremendous widespread now too.

Ben:  Yeah, precisely.

Adam: We’re placing espresso on pizza, espresso grinds.

Ben:  Yeah. And, for those who make espresso anyhow, it can save you the grinds. You possibly can dry them in a meals dehydra and you may have a Mason glass jar filled with espresso rub, put just a little cayenne, just a little sea salt, just a little paprika in there. That is an excellent rub, however 10 instances increased than espresso is clove. This can be a current one I began cooking with. Yeah, it offers the meat this very nice taste. You possibly can combine just a little allspice, which can be very excessive in antioxidants, just a little little bit of nutmeg and also you virtually get this good fall pumpkin spicy taste on the meat. Try this with just a little little bit of uncooked honey for the caramelization.

Adam:  I am all the time involved with an excessive amount of smoking. The Traeg is so handy, so I attempt to decrease the carcinogenic results–

Ben:  There’s all the time going to be. However, I might fairly have most cancers after I’m 85 from consuming good meat, die of pure causes after I’m 86 than miss out on all of the incredible barbecue my complete life.

So, the opposite query earlier than we go away the subject of searching that I did not shut a loop on this however the alligator.

Adam:  Oh, proper, proper.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  So, yeah, some folks prefer to shoot them. I by no means bought into that. So, we use a factor known as the snatch hook, which is principally fishing. So, you are fishing and also you reel them in after which as soon as I get them on land, it is harmful. Similar to a boar, as soon as we pull it in, I exploit an ax or a hatchet. And, I get on its again and also you attempt to do an actual fast reduce just under the cranium.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, it dies in a short time and also you get a whole lot of meat. And, what’s cool is you need to use all of the pores and skin. I do not even assume it is known as pores and skin, however I’ve made purses for my spouse.

Ben:  The cover.

Adam:  From my mother-in-law. Precisely. And, you will get them coloured various things. Sneakers–

Ben:  You must deal with the pores and skin or?

Adam:  I do not do it personally. I deliver it to a taxidermist.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  And, the meat’s nice.

Ben:  Actually? What’s it style like? I’ve had an alligator jerky earlier than however–

Adam:  Oh, actually? [00:24:35] _____ one is alligator nuggets particularly right here in Florida.

Ben:  Do not inform me it is the testicle of the alligator.

Adam:  No, no, they only fry it. So, it would be like a hen nugget. We’d use avocado–

Ben:  You fry the meat?

Adam:  Proper, proper, proper.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  However, I discovered that you might put it on the grill, it does have a hen style to a distinct consistency.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Simply one other type of protein. I attempt all of the animals I can.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  However now, with the everglades and Burmese pythons working rampant, they’re consuming alligators, they’re consuming deer, I sort of need to protect alligators as a lot as doable.

Ben:  You by no means eat a python, would you?

Adam:  I in all probability would. I have never had the chance. Would you?

Ben:  I might eat something as soon as. Yeah, precisely. Yeah, absolutely anything.

Adam:  A variety of invasive species down right here. I’ve discovered that dwelling on the farm–

Ben:  And, I do know the place the identify Benjamin Greenfield, I am speculated to be Jewish and keep away from all of the pork and the shellfish and the alligator and all the pieces, however I am an excessive amount of of a foodie. I will attempt it.

Adam:  I do it and I used to be raised Jewish. I appear to be the other of that.

Ben:  Yeah, however we have additionally established you are not vegan.

Adam:  Oh, precisely. I am allergic to it, man.

Ben:  Yeah. So, we had just a little little bit of a of a dialogue final time about your journey into turning into a father. It was very fascinating, we have been speaking just a little bit about your son earlier than we began podcasting and the way you and your spouse thought for a really very long time that you simply weren’t going to have the ability to have children in any respect. Inform me about what occurred.

Adam:  So, in faculty, I did not actually assume too far forward. I stated I do not really need children. I used to be a little bit of a savage. And, I simply thought I actually loved bodybuilding on the time and I used to be additionally nonetheless doing MMA and I used to be utilizing an excellent quantity of steroids, differing types to attempt to simply maximize my efficiency.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  As a result of once you’re younger biohacking, you do not actually fear in regards to the long-term penalties as a lot as once you’re in your 30s. So, I knew we had some form of detrimental impact, however I did not actually overthink it. I figured know-how 10, 20 years down the street I will be positive.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  However then, I bought married, determined we wished to have children and I used to be on a testosterone substitute as a result of once you use steroids for an prolonged time period, particularly for bodybuilding and people sort of doses, there’s only a host of results of your endocrine system.

Ben:  Yeah, the liver.

Adam:  Yeah.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Your hypothalamus, pituitary, testicular axis is affected and also you simply do not produce as a lot sperm. And, we tried for a couple of yr or two with out success and I feel I used to be 36 on the time and I believed like, “Let me go to knowledgeable. Let me go to one of many medical professionals.” And, we sought out a health care provider. You’ve got talked about him earlier than. I am not going to say who he’s. And, I went to his workplace and he was famend in Florida for enhancing fertility. So, I get there and there have been so many individuals within the ready room.

Ben:  And, had you examined earlier than that time you are utilizing one in all these check kits like your sperm and fertility?

Adam:  I did. And, they’ll change each day a bit.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, they stated I used to be on the very, very low finish. So, I began getting examined extra often, and with this physician and it turned out I had zero sperm. They stated zero.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Not like low. You don’t have any swimmers which are even motionless. They’re like, “We have not actually seen that too often.” We’re seeing folks with diminished sperm counts due to all the pieces environmental today, decrease testosterone ranges, decrease sperm counts that is been happening for 20, 30 years now. However, this one was very particular. I imply, I can relate to different folks which are going by means of infertility points simply just because environmental components or selections and even their lack of spirituality. I feel that performs an enormous half, however that is a completely totally different factor. And, they informed me zero. So, they stated now we have a protocol for you. We would like you to cease utilizing testosterone. We’ll provide you with this type of nasal testosterone. It’s extremely short-acting, so it will not have an effect on your endocrine system. We’ll provide you with Clomid. And, they gave me a bunch of medication.

Ben:  Yeah, Clomid and HCG are very, quite common to revive fertility or ball dimension and guys who’ve been utilizing a whole lot of testosterone. 

Adam:  And, they offer me exceptionally excessive doses to the purpose the place–

Ben:  Of Clomid and HCG?

Adam:  Yeah. I must look again on the numbers, however it was so excessive to the purpose the place I could not take that. I ended up doing much less. And, I used to be so uncomfortable. I practiced jiu-jitsu excessive at a excessive degree, not a world champion however we prepare very exhausting. I am nonetheless lifting very exhausting. Every little thing I do in life has a bodily element to it apart from my very own private meditative observe. However, I am understanding with my spouse on a regular basis. I am very energetic.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, once we met, I used to be a coach. So, I bought off all that stuff. I began taking the meds they have been telling me to get on and I used to be simply shrinking. My physique was very catabolic itself and never like, “Oh, I am not understanding as a lot,” it simply did not really feel wholesome.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I began feeling actually sickly and emotional. I might be blissful. And, if I used to be blissful, I used to be blissful that I used to be blissful, which is an odd factor. You are joyous that you’ve got an excellent feeling. So, give me a style of despair, anger. And, it might change on an hourly foundation. Not even each day. And, I stated, “Okay, I will suck it up.” We all know the tip purpose, we all know what we’re seeking to obtain. And, I did it for 4 to 6 months and it was simply so uncomfortable. It impacts your sleep. It affected all the pieces. So, I needed to sit down with my spouse and we talked about. Her identify’s Kristen. You met her. All of us went out to dinner.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, she stated, “Look, your well-being is extra essential. Do we actually need to have a toddler once you’re feeling like this?”

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  We imagine that try to be blissful and really feel a better connection to God. And, that is when you are going to conceive. That medical intervention is not all the time the best way. And, we spoke so many instances. I imagine within the energy of our thoughts, what we will do on our personal. We do not have to depend on the medical institution. However, I simply thought, “Let me give them a shot.” And, I feel it actually failed. And, I might go to their workplace each few months and I felt like cattle, like manufacturing unit farming out and in. They might are available. They might actually seize your balls, do a blood check, you are out. It felt so impersonal. So, I began, I am achieved with this. I bought again on my low dose of testosterone optimization and simply went about our life after which the pandemic hit. So, everybody was caught at house. Thank God in Florida, we did not actually have it as dangerous as everybody else.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Florida stayed fairly open. So, we maintained a semblance of actuality and freedom.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  However, I made a decision, you recognize what, my father had handed in 2019 and I used to be an enormous meditator, I taught meditation. However, when he had handed, I stated, “I need to meditate day by day, each morning. I will make this only a behavior that occurs day by day it doesn’t matter what together with my different morning gratitude observe.”

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  So, I began doing that. And, after I realized like we have been house lots–

Ben:  And, what did that search for you, the meditation?

Adam:  It is humorous when you will have expertise with meditation and also you educate it, you may let it differ. I can say I will embody just a little little bit of breathwork proper now, possibly I will observe a guided meditation, possibly I will information myself, possibly I will embody it as a part of a ceremony with pure herbs and crops. Fortunately for me, I’ve had a whole lot of expertise, so I made a artistic enjoyable expertise day by day.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  There’s one thing about I rise up very early day by day. My spouse used to sleep very late earlier than we had a toddler. So, it gave me an excellent no less than hours.

Ben:  Spoiler alert, you had a toddler.

Adam:  Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Ben:  However, we’ll get to that.

Adam:  So, the meditations that I actually give attention to, I thought of my father lots. Only a exceptional particular person. You felt the love once you bought close to him. He was an individual that they’ve that phrase he’ll provide you with his shirt off his again. I’ve seen him do that. And, when he had handed, folks got here out of the woodwork. The fellows that he had employed to wash a pool or he did landscaping with and I noticed them in particular person, they’re crying. And, most individuals simply shrug off and go, “I am hiring somebody.” He developed an interpersonal relationship with everybody he met. Individuals liked him and his funeral was so many individuals.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  He was simply such a exceptional particular person. He’d escaped communist Cuba. He was younger. He was six years previous and he had labored whereas being in class within the College of Miami simply an unimaginable, unimaginable particular person. He in all probability took on an excessive amount of stress of different folks; household and mates. I feel that is why he in all probability died a bit too early, however I had a sense that he would have a component in my fertility journey. I all the time pictured having a son and him having a terrific half in my new household, him being a part of the household, and simply the enjoyment he would really feel. So, I had a whole lot of meditations serious about him, additionally visualizing my son, visualizing my testicles stuffed with sperm, visualizing actually the second–

Ben:  You’ll do that throughout your meditation actually like visualize fertility?

Adam:  For certain. I visualize Kristen telling me, “I am pregnant,” popping out like a being pregnant check. I am a agency believer we create no matter we would like on this world. And–

Ben:  I am certain the fertility clinic would have laughed their ass off for this system.

Adam:  Oh, my gosh. They make you snicker anyhow. The primary time I went in there to get my sperm examine, they despatched me to a quest. And, she goes, “Oh, what are you doing?” I stated, “Oh, I am doing a fertility examine.” She goes, “Oh, we’re choking chickens immediately, huh?” I am like, “Oh, man, this can be a medical institution.” She sends me into this room and it was a toilet. I am like, “What’s going on?” She goes, “Alright, this is your cup.”

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Full-size mirror. It was just a little awkward, however you bought to snicker about all this stuff.

Ben:  Yeah, I’ve achieved the sperm check. They’ve kits now that they’re going to ship to you. I overlook the names of a few of these. You’ll find them on-line however it’s very, very related. They ship you a field and you bought to determine the way to get your sperm in there or your semen in there after which ship it off, freeze it and set it off.

Adam:  Oh, freeze it. Yeah, you need to give it to them inside 48 hours–

Ben:  Yeah, you bought to set off like ice pack, one thing like that. Yeah.

Adam:  Okay. So, I used to be meditating. At the moment, I used to be growing types of plant drugs that I believed can be extra short-acting as a result of I would not say I loved plant drugs ceremonies, however I like the result from them. I personally skilled great struggling and challenges after I was doing these ceremonies. I hear about folks go off and play the drums and have enjoyable on an island someplace. It was by no means like that for me. We took half in ceremonies the place it was actually dealing with your soul digging deep into what traumas I’ll have brought on different folks or placed on myself. A minimum of that is how I skilled it. It was a great way to look within the mirror in a extra profound approach in a shorter time period. We talked in regards to the smokable model of Ayahuasca.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, I made a decision I am going to do that three or 4 instances per week to attach doubtlessly with the spirit of my son.

Ben:  That is virtually like a microdose of ayahuasca.

Adam:  Stronger although.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  So, it isn’t as lengthy in length however it’s extra intense. And, I do not advocate folks take it until it is in a ceremonial setting. I’ve a whole lot of observe on this, in order that’s why I used to be capable of do it myself. And, I’ve guided lots of people and I’ve labored underneath shamans which are simply phenomenal folks usually. And, they do actually good work. And, it is humorous as a result of it coincides a lot with a whole lot of what you’ve got stated on podcasts about if these instruments are for use, they should be used correctly.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, everybody’s totally different. They may not be part of your life anymore. However, it doesn’t matter what whether it is, it must be held with a reverence and an honor for what we’re doing. And, I do not assume it is to see different gods and beings. Individuals, I feel, they misunderstand and so they go for the enjoyable and so they misread what is going on on. I feel it is a very interpersonal approach that we will join with the collective consciousness and see what’s not there for our typical 5 senses.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  However anyhow, I used to be capable of join with my father lots and I feel with my son an excellent quantity. And, I simply knew–

Ben:  Your son, earlier than your son was born.

Adam:  Earlier than he was born.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  That is earlier than he was–that I used to be even informed I had energetic sperm.

Ben:  Proper.

Adam:  And, I simply knew. I had a mindset that that is what’s actually going to occur and I used to be sitting there meditating. That may be an hour a pair instances per week, however I actually attributed to my gratitude observe and the meditation visualizing what was going to occur, feeling the emotion of it, of when my son can be born. And, I do not know what that is like.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I’ve by no means skilled another person’s start, however I might really feel it in my core, in my cells.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  After which, six months into that, I suppose it was July of 2020, my spouse stated, “Go get checked.” And, when the physician known as me a couple of days in the past, after the check, he stated, “You’ve got common sperm,” like a traditional man’s sperm. And, I used to be nonetheless on testosterone.

Ben:  And, at that time, had you sort of tapered off the Clomid and the HCG and all the pieces?

Adam:  Oh, I finished taking all that.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  I used to be capable of get HCG and FSH. Once more, I appeared on the doses and I took an eighth of the dose. I stated, “Let me give this just a little little bit of a shot.” I do not imagine that it is advisable to take these absurdly excessive doses. I used a whole lot of U-turn meal. It is extra like nose-to-tail consuming and talked to Jay Campbell who you related me with.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Nice man. And, he actually defined to me how there’s an epidemic of males with low testosterone. He is seen males that simply can’t have children.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, I believed if I conquer this beast, that is one thing I am going to have the ability to assist extra males with. Some males do not need to discuss this.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  It is all about being masculine. And, I completely perceive that, however a man that does not produce sperm, he retains it quiet.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  A variety of instances it impacts his relationship. Individuals get divorced due to this.

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Effectively, that is precisely what you expertise in Portugal at their Six Senses luxurious retreat. And, I will be there for a particular occasion that you may learn up on at BenGreenfieldLife.com/SixSenses. It is known as the Boundless Retreat. And, at BenGreenfieldLife.com/SixSenses, you may see all the pieces we’re doing. On daily basis begins with a wholesome farmhouse breakfast, morning motion session with me, you get entry to a few totally different 60-minute spa remedies that you may select from all through the day, indoor pool and vitality suites, meditation, sound therapeutic, an alchemy bar with Kokodama and yogurts and pickles and sprouts workshops, retreat meals all produced from regionally sourced natural produce, Q&As and sing-along classes with me. That is going to be an incredible exceptional as soon as in a lifetime expertise. You get 4 nights full board lodging in a deluxe room there on the facility. And, this factor, as you may think about, goes to refill quick. It is in Portugal on the Six Senses retreat in Portugal.

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There’s a whole lot of males now due to the rampant emergence of those testosterone clinics and testosterone optimization therapies that such as you sort of get began on these items early and so they’re unaware of a whole lot of belongings you’re speaking about on the subject of the way to reverse that and nonetheless be capable of have a toddler and a legacy and a household after making a few of these errors of your youth, oh, you simply need to be a swole, bro. 

So, you’ll additionally point out to me that the endocannabinoid system was one thing that you simply had by some means linked to fertility and also you started to make use of totally different cannabinoids as nicely. Is that right?

Adam:  I imply proudly owning–that we produce CBD and we distribute. And, to me, it is the very best degree of CBD. I’ve taken all the pieces. I’ve tried a whole lot of manufacturers. And, what we have been producing for my family and friends, these actually small batches was simply so potent. You really bought it. Proper after I might ordered labels and bottles.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I imagine on Amazon.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I used to be simply promoting it to my mates so they may enhance their sleep and simply have a extra balanced sensation.

Ben:  Yeah. That was the Parts CBD stuff–

Adam:  Aspect Well being, yeah.

Ben:  Which I nonetheless use. You ship me these droppers and I nonetheless do two or three droppers nearly any night the place I’ve bought ranges of hysteria or stress. In all probability 5 nights per week I will use that and now you will have the gummies which appear to work very well too. However, I’ve by no means actually skilled a CBD like that that actually appears to agree with my system, permit me to stave off nervousness. And, versus smoking a joint or taking successful on a vape pen, you continue to keep totally alert. 

And, for my part, the excessive ranges of THC, they are often sort of a feminizing. It is sort of like a feminine plant. And, that in and of itself tends to affect testosterone. There was a current research that confirmed that top ranges of THC can really impair mitochondrial perform, significantly neural tissue. And so, you really lose the power of the mitochondria to perform correctly. There’s a whole lot of points. I feel there is a time and a spot for issues like ache administration, for instance. I’ve had instances after I’ve had, for instance, stem cell protocols that go away you in a whole lot of ache for the primary couple of days. And, I will use one thing like THC fairly than frequent opioids. And, I do know you will have a historical past of opioids. We are able to discuss that later. However, on the similar time, I attempt to keep away from THC at any time when doable for lots of the explanations of the uncomfortable side effects. 

However, the CBD that you simply make, have been you really getting the uncooked substances for that as a result of it’s tremendous distinctive for some cause the best way I really feel on it?

Adam:  Yeah. So, now we have household farms in Kentucky. And, my spouse, it simply so occurs–

Ben:  Kentucky.

Adam:  Kentucky. To me, that is the place we produce the strongest CBD. I might prefer to develop in Florida ultimately, however proper now the principles are very, very strict.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  And, Kentucky, we had among the unique licenses for analysis for CBD with the U.S. Division of Agriculture. So, there is a lengthy historical past of farmers and know what they’re doing when it comes to hemp, however all kinds of crops. And, it simply so occurs that my spouse’s household is from Vermont and so they have household mates with farms. And, we’ll do work with them as nicely. However, how I found CBD was in 2016 and I used to be utilizing it and I actually loved the results after which I simply began noticing it was really fizzling out.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  And, after I began finding out the results of CBD on the endocannabinoid system, the way it works with serotonin receptors, we will go into particulars, it isn’t speculated to have that impact the place you lose the sensations of higher sleep, anti-anxiolytic results, all of the cardiovascular results, improved focus through the day. You should not be dropping this. You do not want increased doses such as you would with say pharmaceutical medication and even THC. 

So, I began discovering out that these firms as they grew, they have been transferring to California and Colorado and we began doing extra analysis, we have been flying on the market and we have been seeing that they have been mass producing these crops. And, there’s nothing incorrect with mass producing as an organization grows and you need to promote extra. That is what occurs. And, they’re hiring the most cost effective labor doable, however all of the develop strategies from the standard of the soil to the water they’re utilizing, all the pieces was simply beginning to go downhill. And, they started, that is actually fascinating, utilizing genetics from excessive THC crops and so they have been genetically modifying it to decrease the THC and improve the CBD. 

So, they weren’t utilizing these previous, previous strains of hemp, which has been round for hundreds of years, they have been really attempting to make it higher and higher, similar to they’re utilizing CBD isolates for all the pieces in artificial CBD and artificial cannabinoids, which are not essentially higher. Generally now we have to take a couple of steps again. And, we developed a very previous pressure, an previous industrial pressure from the U.Okay. and there is one thing in regards to the cannabinoid profile that’s simply phenomenal. It has the right quantity of what I consider CBD, CBN, CBG and–

Ben:  So, it isn’t simply CBD in your product.

Adam:  We’re doing full spectrum to the max. We’re doing a crude formulation, which implies it is going by means of even much less filtration, distillation. I imply, you’ve got tried ours, you may’t combine it with meals. Some folks put it of their espresso. It isn’t dangerous, however it’s such as you’re consuming the earth.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Different firms, they’re making CBD flavored with strawberry, with mint. And, I get clients that need that sort of stuff and I say, “Look, for those who really need the advantages and the results and also you need to join with the earth and really feel stability, you bought to recover from your sense of style just a little bit.

Ben:  Yeah. And, you utilize that through the day, you had talked about for focus.

Adam:  Yeah.

Ben:  And, my main use for it’s sleep and rest. However, for those who have been to make use of it for focus, inform me in regards to the dosages and the distinction between daytime use and occasional or for focus or no matter and what you’d use within the night. What sort of eyebrow goes to differ extensively from individual to individual however roughly?

Adam:  Effectively, I used a considerably decrease dose through the day. The diurnal impact of the endocannabinoid system, which is one thing I dove into after listening to you point out it on a podcast. CBD itself does not connect to the cannabinoid receptors, it isn’t immediately activating them. It really works by degrading FAH, which is the enzyme answerable for degrading anandamide, which is the first endocannabinoid, the one which we produce internally. So, that is CBD. However, when you will have a full spectrum formulation. I am getting CBG, CBN, minuscule quantities of THC. And, the best way these work on the endocannabinoid system–

Ben:  While you say minuscule quantities, by the best way, you imply lower than 0.3? Is that the–

Adam:  THC is lower than 0.3.

Ben:  So, there’s nonetheless gentle quantities of THC in it however nowhere close to what you’d expertise for getting excessive or one thing like that?

Adam:  Oh, yeah, you will not get excessive until you are consuming a pair gummies or taking a couple of actually large droppers.

Ben:  Yeah. Effectively, I’ve discovered if I take 4 droppers of your stuff and I do this earlier than mattress, if I get up at midnight or 1:00 to pee, I really feel like I am just a little bit excessive, nowhere close to if I have been to take a THC gummy or one thing like that. You possibly can really feel the THC just a little bit.

Adam:  Oh, for certain. And, particularly with our new gummies, I formulated them, simply have barely extra. Nonetheless all throughout the authorized quantity, what’s allowed. However yeah, the gummies I exploit extra recreationally. However, circling again to what you stated daytime use, I attempt to use very small quantities. And, for those who take it together with your espresso or tea, you do not get the drop in adenosine. You understand how they discuss ready no less than an hour and a half to drink your caffeine within the morning? In any other case, you are going to expertise a crash in a while within the day.

Ben:  Proper.

Adam:  Effectively, CBD additionally works very nicely with caffeine in stopping that crash by sustaining your ranges of adenosine.

Ben:  Would that be one thing that one thing like theanine would do as nicely? Lots of people combine theanine with espresso to reinforce the alpha brainwave manufacturing and sort of permit the espresso to be oxidized just a little bit extra slowly. From what I perceive, you assume that CBD might be used equally?

Adam:  Oh, much more successfully. I personally like tea. I exploit a Yogi Model tea known as Vanilla Power, which is mind-blowing, has totally different types of tea with theanine.

Ben:  Actually?

Adam:  Yeah. And, I am normally so centered from the second I get up and I begin that gratitude, observe my meditation. I am able to go all day. However, days, I do not know, particularly earlier than when my child wasn’t sleeping as a lot and so they’re a pair months previous and so they’re feeding each few hours and we had them in our room your complete time, I wanted just a little additional focus so I might take it within the morning.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, it is phenomenal, the results. I took just a little bit this morning and I simply felt so sharp.

Ben:  So, again to the fertility piece, inform me about what occurred when it comes to the cannabinoid system and fertility.

Adam:  Oh, proper. So, in my analysis, I found that there are receptors, cannabinoid receptors on the testicles and the entire reproductive system of each men and women and on sperm cells, in addition to eggs. So, if that is permitting us to perform extra optimally in each approach, I think about the endocannabinoid system form of our interface from the human physique to nature. 

I do not know if I exploit an instance on our earlier podcast if we have been strolling within the forest and a tiger got here out, scares the dwelling crap out of you, the struggle or flight response kicks in. Regardless of the consequence is likely to be, ultimately the nervous system has to relax and there is a complete cascade of hormones neurotransmitters that contribute to this. With out the endocannabinoid system performing at a excessive degree, it’ll take for much longer for the physique to achieve homeostasis. That is on a hormone degree. However, the endocannabinoid system is answerable for a lot when it comes to muscle, digestion. The central nervous system is stuffed with cannabinoid receptors, our immune response. I have never been sick in 5 – 6 years.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  And, that is in the course of COVID. I used to be coaching with those who discovered that they had COVID and we’re grappling, actually combating, spitting, sweat, perspiration, respiratory on one another. I by no means felt something. I have never had a chilly in eternally. And, I imagine that talks to what CBD can do on your immune system as nicely.

So, coming again to fertility, there have not been distinct research on it and each physician stated, “We will not advocate taking CBD to enhance fertility.” However, that was a serious element of it. I elevated my doses. I used to be taking extra through the day, just a little bit extra at evening. My spouse was additionally taking some. When she bought pregnant, we modified, we took her off CBD. We used it as wanted. I fully reduce out THC. I am a fan of THC. I feel it has its place like something. I feel all the pieces is use or misuse. Nothing is inherently dangerous. And, if God gave it to us, it has a use whether or not it is for us or not. 

And yeah, on that fertility journey, I simply knew, I simply bought a way. After I maintain one thing, after I maintain CBD, possibly it is my observe of seeing issues not essentially with these senses, after I really feel my CBD, I knew it was good for my physique. And, I did not even need to take HCG, however I felt it, there was one thing about it. Clomid, I did not reply that nicely, I simply had a bizarre sense about it and there are odd uncomfortable side effects with Clomid. However, folks have to search out out what’s proper for them when it comes to what is going on to enhance their fertility. Some folks must belief the medical institution, which I get, however I actually encourage folks to do their very own analysis, understand that CBD and a whole lot of different pure compounds can actually contribute to enhancing your fertility, women and men.

Ben:  When did you really discover out that your spouse was pregnant? And, how’d you’re feeling?

Adam:  So, this can be a fairly fascinating story. At that time, I feel I used to be 38, and I stated, “You understand what, I will freeze my sperm” as a result of I did not need a long-term use of HCG, FSH. And, after I really bought that decision saying your sperm could be very excessive, I stated, “You understand what, we will wait this out and we’ll proceed attempting, however I will go and freeze this proper now.” So, I did a deep dive into in vitro fertilization and froze my sperm. And, I used to be like, “Okay, that was my golden ticket.” I do know it is right here. After which, we began considering, “You understand what, we aren’t tremendous younger anymore and I need to have a toddler as younger as doable.” I plan to stay eternally, however why not get pleasure from each second of it? So, we determined to undergo with IVF. There was a whole lot of steps you may take forward of time, however I did not need to put a vital trauma by means of my spouse. It is a lot tougher on the feminine. Blood work actually day by day or a number of instances per week. And, that is exhausting.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Large needles. A younger lady’s vein. I imply, we might in all probability take it, however–

Ben:  Why have they got to do all of the blood work on the feminine?

Adam:  They’re always checking for his or her ovulation ranges.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  And, with IVF, it is so exact. So, we wished to ensure we bought it on the primary bout. And, we have been blessed after they principally hyperinflate the ovaries to launch extra eggs. She had 19 eggs. And, it is humorous as a result of that is a particularly excessive quantity. I feel 5 to 10 is regular. And, after they did an ultrasound, it stated she is 10. I am like, “Okay.” The priority there’s that after it is mixed with the sperm and fashioned embryos, you get a really small proportion. Some folks solely have one or two energetic embryos and that is their likelihood. However, hiding behind the follicle in her physique, that is all new terminology to me, I am not a fertility professional. There was 9 extra eggs hiding. So, when it got here out, she had 19 viable eggs, they mixed my sperm with it that day. It is actually fascinating expertise.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  It is humorous as a result of that they had her on so many applications and taking so many issues. And, I reduce out a ton of it. They wished to place her on thyroid hormone and I modified it to Armour Thyroid, a extra pure model. We did not inform the docs this, however blood work confirmed, “Oh, she’s in all the right ranges for all the pieces.” So, there are a whole lot of pure compounds that may mimic pharmaceutical variations with lots much less uncomfortable side effects. However, principally, we bought 5 embryos, 5 very extremely rated embryos, which have been three boys and two women. I did not even know this on the time, however you may select the intercourse of your child. Among the highest rated one was a boy. And, I informed her, I stated, “I’ve all the time pictured us having a boy.” And, she’s like, “I like it, let’s do it.” We simply vibe so tight.

Ben:  While you say the highest-rated one, what does that imply?

Adam:  They charge the embryos when it comes to, I suppose, the chromosomes, the standard of the chromosomes?

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  Just like the viability of if it’ll result in a being pregnant. Individuals do not understand {that a} majority of pregnancies, if a lady assessments optimistic or has a optimistic being pregnant check, more often than not they lose it. Or, earlier than she even takes the check, it simply comes out of the physique. God or no matter, if you wish to say the human physique wasn’t meant to have it, that is what occurs. It is a pure course of. And, most individuals do not even understand it is occurring. So, out of the 19, 5 of them. So, I do not know what that proportion is, about 25% likelihood that if I had impregnated her naturally, it was solely a 25% likelihood that she would have a wholesome embryo.

So, one other profit to IVF is you may check the embryos. We did genetic testing to ensure there was no Down syndrome and principally the rest. So, you will have virtually a worry-free being pregnant, which is unimaginable. And, as a lot as I did not need to do IVF at first, the extra analysis I did and the extra coronary heart intent, and the extra I held it in a sacred method, the extra I used to be okay with the entire course of.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, the extra I let myself give up to the long-term purpose. It is a minor process the place they put the embryo inside and it was mind-blowing to me as a result of we sit there and so they have an ultrasound and the physician, she says, look on this one space. It is the ovary or the uterus and you are going to see half the time, 50% of the time, you see a tiny little star just a little spark. And, that is when the embryo is connecting with the uterus and basically conception simply occurred. And, she stated I am a scientist, I am not speculated to say this stuff, however I feel that is when God accepted that you’re now pregnant and conceiving. After I heard her say that, I stated, we’re actually seeing eye to eye, you are not only a typical physician attributing all the pieces simply to primary science.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  As a result of it’s a miracle. Being pregnant is a miracle.

Ben:  Completely.

Adam:  Having a toddler is a miracle past something I’ve skilled. And, as an alternative of just a little spark, you noticed it fly like a capturing star on digicam. And, even the physician goes, “Whoa, whoa, I’ve by no means seen that earlier than.” And, it was such a robust expertise. In fact, I am in tears. And, I’ve it on digicam and I needed to ship it to my total household. And, somebody stated to me, “Man.” I used to be like, “Yeah, that is just a little Superman flying.” And, they go, “No, that is Thor.” And, I used to be like, “That’s Thor.” And, it is humorous that is his center identify now.

Ben:  That is your son’s center identify. What’s his first identify?

Adam:  Maxim.

Ben:  Maxim Thor.

Adam:  So, he is Maxim Thor Wenguer. So, he sounds just a little superhero.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  The fascinating factor is he was the highest-rated embryo too. And, the extent, the pace of his improvement, his immune system, I imply, this child is miraculous, he is studying issues so rapidly approach forward of the curve. Not like this issues at a younger age, it is simply very fascinating to see.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I’ve seen untimely infants flip into full geniuses and 6’4″ athletes. So, who is aware of the correlation between dimension, intelligence at a younger age, however it’s superb. We have taught him some cool stuff I will get into later.

Ben:  Did your spouse observe a particular food regimen throughout being pregnant?

Adam:  Oh, yeah, nostril to tail. We discovered that in Africa, they have been doing research that youngsters born or girls that have been pregnant extra within the dry season, their infants had decrease IQs and decrease start weights. And, within the moist season, when there was extra greens and so they have been consuming extra greens and there was clearly extra animals out there to eat, their infants have been bigger. That they had more healthy pregnancies and so they had smoother pregnancies. So, we made certain she eats nostril to tail, tons of organs, organ tablets, a whole lot of greens, greens, simply the healthiest stuff. Clearly, no seed oil.

Ben:  Sounds virtually sort of a Weston A. Worth sort of food regimen.

Adam:  Precisely, precisely. Uncooked, a whole lot of high quality dairy. Every little thing was so particular.

Ben:  Did you do a lot in a approach of fermented greens, sauerkraut and kimchi, and issues like that?

Adam:  In fact, we love that stuff. Protecting probiotics very excessive, antioxidants, and good ranges. Generally an excessive amount of antioxidant will not be an excellent factor.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Particularly if she’s sustaining–she was kickboxing and doing MMA with me. Not sparring until month eight and a half.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  And, folks did not see her from the entrance. They noticed her, as an instance, from the again and so they noticed her hitting pads. And, she might have been within the UFC prime 10 in her division.

Ben:  Actually?

Adam:  She is a beast of an athlete. She kicks like a mule. Her grappling is excessive degree. And, folks would see her from the again and so they’re like, “When’s her struggle?” After which, she’d flip and he or she’s 9 months pregnant, she’s like, “What are you speaking on?” Individuals are simply mind-blown. So, the best way we eat, the best way we predict–she we meditate with me lots every morning. And, I might learn to her. I might learn to Max within the womb about how we need to have a start, what we will do sooner or later. We’re simply getting ready ourselves mentally and simply connecting extra with our supply. 

And, when she got here to me, it was so humorous, she stated she had an appointment and I used to be going to coach jiu-jitsu. Only a typical blood work appointment. I am on the mat sparring actually exhausting. I get off the mat, so I am drenched. I see her simply dropping into the fitness center. I am so blissful to see her. And, she goes, “Oh, yeah, I introduced you a protein shake. I am like, “Oh, I want it, I’m simply drained.” So, we opened up the cooler. And inside, I see this factor and it says “Biohazard on the bag.” I am like, “What is that this?” And, I open up and it is a being pregnant check and it is optimistic. And, I similar to–

Ben:  Oh, wow, cool.

Adam:  Oh, my god, you go from folks attempting to choke you unconscious and break your limbs to working circles across the fitness center with my arm, my fingers within the air. There’s folks coaching like MMA, boxing on the fitness center, lifting deadlifts, cleans, and I am simply sprinting in a jiu-jitsu kimono on the prime of my lungs saying how blissful I’m.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  I do not know. That was probably the most pleasure I skilled until he was born.

Ben:  Yeah. Effectively, I imply, it is such a cool story and I am so blissful for you. I imply–

Adam:  You performed an enormous half, so I am grateful.

Ben:  Yeah, we had a whole lot of chats in regards to the fertility factor again within the day. Yeah. However, it is cool to see all of it, all come to being.

Adam:  Particularly when a health care provider tells you you are not going to have children.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  So, you simply say, “Okay, my life goes to be just a little bit totally different, however I knew deep down I used to be going to alter that.”

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  We modified our paths day by day, each selection, each second.

Ben:  Yeah. Talking of fixing paths, I need to contact on this. It is just a little bit totally different than the fertility dialogue, however you really had a big wrestle. We have talked about medicines and just a little bit about medication, however you really have been fairly heavy into opioids, weren’t you?

Adam:  Opioids, which ultimately led to heroin. And, I used to be utilizing cocaine to remain awake in faculty whereas I used to be on all that getting good grades in class, nonetheless attempting to physique construct, so it fully fell aside. Opioid dependancy is simply run rampant and I am simply grateful it occurred to me earlier than the fentanyl, the fentanyl epidemic as a result of that’s simply killing folks left and proper. It was dangerous sufficient as it’s. However, prior to varsity, I used to be kickboxing, doing Muay Thai and I suffered a leg damage. 

We talked about on the earlier podcast I bought hit within the perennial nerve and my foot blew up. It appeared like a soccer. And, I used to be strolling round on crutches and on the time, lots of people have been having leisure use of oxycontin. I used to be like 17 years previous and I attempted and I used to be like, “Wow, this can be a enjoyable factor.” Did not actually get addicted at that time, however in faculty, it grew to become rampant and other people realized you may smoke it, you may snort it. I suppose folks have been injecting it. And, they have been doing it as a celebration drug. And, I by no means actually understood dependancy. I had seen dependancy earlier than however I had used extra pots, psychedelics. I attempted cocaine a couple of instances however I by no means skilled full-blown dependancy. And, I simply began utilizing it and it made all the pieces actually enjoyable. Initially, once you begin utilizing opiates, it really improves a lot as a result of your dopamine ranges are so excessive that you simply really feel good doing all the pieces, together with menial duties. And, typically you are in a category you do not actually get pleasure from and also you say, “Oh, I will simply take just a little extra of this” and now I am having enjoyable speaking with the professor. I will research longer. However then, the doses, you need to begin getting increased and better and better.

And, I bear in mind one time, I am like, “That is turning into too costly. And, I am not feeling 100%, let me simply cease.” So, I finished and I rode my bike–

Ben:  Does it make you very constipated too?

Adam:  Yeah. However, in fact, I do know my approach round it. As a younger biohacker, you’re taking SENNA or sure quantities of caffeine on the proper time. And, the extra you utilize it, the much less constipated you get. It is normally within the preliminary rush of utilizing it. And, I rode my bike to highschool and I began feeling underneath the climate like I had the flu or a chilly. And, I simply take off faculty that day. I used to be 19 years previous on the cellphone with my mother and I similar to each minute it is getting worse and I informed her I am not feeling nicely. And, she stated, “Go to the physician,” simply regular father or mother response. And, I stated, “You understand what, I am simply going to take one in all my tablets and provides me a minute.” I take it. And, 20 minutes into our dialog, each symptom goes away. You’ve got a runny nostril, gone, headache, clogged head, physique aches, all the pieces’s gone. And, I felt like Superman once more. So, I informed my mother, I stated, “Wow, I simply took my ache meds.” And, she goes, “Yeah, that is known as dependancy.” I am going, “No, no, I am simply taking two or three a day.” However, 80 milligrams, it got here out to love–

Ben:  Two or three oxys a day, geez.

Adam:  Of 80 milligrams oxys, which I feel got here out to one thing 64 Percocets a day. And, typically I might say, “Oh, man, I need a stronger hit, let me snort it or smoke it.” And, it was so frequent in my faculty these days, within the college within the get together scene.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  I suppose they hadn’t hit the dependancy half but. So, folks have been utilizing it in bars and golf equipment and we simply thought it was one other leisure enjoyable drug. However, at that time, it was tremendous exhausting to get off. I really could not, I needed to keep on it for so long as doable. I attempted weaning and ultimately, I attempted Suboxone, which was one other treatment to assist get you off. I attempted all the pieces underneath the solar. Finally, simply needed to suck it up, lay in mattress, sweat it out for a couple of days–

Ben:  Simply cease chilly turkey and undergo the ache and struggling.

Adam:  I imply I weaned as a lot as I might. I exploit Suboxone. These are usually not good options. You continue to really feel it. However, the primary three days, it is humorous you are in it and you do not want it in your worst enemy. You say like, “Oh, my god, if I am gone tomorrow, I am okay, that is ache.”

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  In such a bizarre approach as a result of it is bodily, it appears like there’s one thing attempting to tear out of your backbone. And, these itches underneath your pores and skin and also you’re attempting to claw. You are sizzling however you are freezing. You are shivering however you are sweating. It is the weirdest sensation. It is horrible. You possibly can’t assume straight.

Finally, I bought clear. The bodily signs go away however the psychological signs. And, what you’ve got achieved within the time that you simply’re utilizing it’s the actually detrimental impact. We do not develop emotionally. That is what I actually got here to appreciate is in your complete time like, “Why was I utilizing it?” Not only for ache, I had accidents from MMA. That is the excuse I make, however it’s to not face our feelings. It is to keep away from having emotional intelligence and dealing with actual challenges. Certain bodily doing jiu-jitsu, combating. These are exhausting issues. Operating miles, lifting weights. These are exhausting. However, there’s a element of your psychological and spiritualness that we will keep away from with medication. And, I discover that most individuals do it. Whether or not it is painkillers, whether or not it is barbiturates, meals, know-how, folks will discover any sort of escape to keep away from dealing with their soul? I imagine Younger stated that. So, I ended up coming throughout a meditation class.

If you wish to hear how, I had fully bought clear, getting clear is not simply ending your bodily signs however it’s really addressing the basis trigger. Why am I going to this? What in my life is occurring that I’ve a drive to do medication, addictive medication? And, I found meditation in a category primarily based on a e book known as “Taming the Anxious Thoughts” from Jon Kabat-Zinn. And, it was simply all about mindfulness meditation. It is a quite simple e book. It is a small e book. Anybody can decide up and get the gist of it.

Ben:  “Taming the Anxious Thoughts.”

Adam:  I am sorry, the category was known as Taming the Anxious Thoughts, the e book known as “Wherever You Go, There You might be.”

Ben:  Oh, I’ve heard of this. Okay.

Adam:  Yeah. I imply, I’ve learn it possibly 5 – 6 instances now. It’s subsequent degree when it comes to simply greedy the idea, the straightforward idea of meditation. We complicate it on a regular basis. We predict meditation–

Ben:  We complicate meditation?

Adam:  Yeah. We predict you need to sit on a mountain. We’re attempting to hunt enlightenment. We have now to really feel one thing particularly. However, no less than aware meditation is about being okay with what you’re feeling proper then, which basically is surrendering to the second. It is listening to God and listening to what He desires to say and what He desires you to really feel. I say He however it might be no matter you interpret as your god. And meditation, it simply resonated with me so deeply. The primary time I did it, I used to be guided, it hit me so exhausting. And, I understood so many synchronicities from that time. And, when the semester ended, it was a three-month course and it ended and I talked to the professor and I stated, “Hey, what is the subsequent one?” And, he goes, “That is it, it is a one-time course. If you would like, you may come again and assist educate. I see it is actually sitting with you.” So, I did that, one other three months, I helped educate, which was enjoyable, however I discovered the basics of it of what goes into meditation, taming your thoughts, understanding your breath, little methods and ideas that cease folks from meditating. And, there’s so many now with Muse gadgets. I purchased one after you had talked about it.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Attention-grabbing stuff. There’s so many instruments.

Ben:  I fiddle with that one just a little bit myself. Yeah, it is fascinating to get precise suggestions in your meditation.

Adam:  Meditation was just a little simpler again then as a result of we did not have social media in 2003-ish. We did not have cell telephones that did what they do now. However, both approach, I ended up discovering a Zen Buddhist meditation middle. And, it was cool to me as a result of it had this sense of thriller behind it. I went there and it was only a home, two-story home. I walked inside and there was a dude with like, he is the Abbott of the Zen middle. And, I used to be raised Jewish however I had stepparents that have been Christian and Catholic, so I had a reverence for faith. And, I did not know what Buddhism was. I believed it was like, “Oh, this can be a faith in itself.” And, I talked to him and he informed me that is not what it’s. We observe meditation. There’s a Buddhist faith, however we predict typically that really will get in the best way of it. That is simply the rules we use for enhancing our meditative observe. And, I walked inside, after which he took me upstairs the place they have been educating the place they have been having a standard meditation. And, it was a Buddhist temple in Tibet or India or Japan. I used to be simply blown away. I had this cool–since we’re 19-, 20-year-old child–

Ben:  And, that is Florida.

Adam:  In Gainesville.

Ben:  Gainesville.

Adam:  After I went to highschool exterior of College of Florida.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, I gained sure areas, sure locations like for those who go to a temple, a church, a spot the place lots of people have meditated. You are feeling it. It is a very tangible sensation. And, I bought there and I sat there and I might solely meditated half-hour at a time. And, we sat for 2 hours. And, meditation will not be a blissful straightforward factor. Meditation is a really difficult factor. It might be probably the most difficult factor. Sitting there not doing something, not considering or addressing your ideas, most individuals assume it is this straightforward option to simply bliss out and be lazy. I feel it is the very reverse.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  My trainer and it is a well-known quote they used to say, “Meditate like your head’s on fireplace” with that degree of depth. And, that simply confirmed me one other degree of what was happening behind the scene. Meditation allowed me to see in between the strains a bit. If we’re right here, I exploit my 5 senses to see me and to see you or the grass within the chair. There may be one other world that we do not see, a world of instinct, a frequency and power that we regularly neglect, particularly once we’re hooked on our telephones or hooked on some form of drug. And, I discovered that I had a lifelong journey forward as soon as I bought into meditation and that dependancy was only a factor of my previous. I spotted proper then what I used to be utilizing the medication for and I noticed a reasonably clear path on the way to get out of this mindset and alter all the pieces.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  Yeah.

Ben:  Wow.

Adam:  In fact, we had plant drugs–

Ben:  And, throughout that point, have been you additionally nonetheless concerned in jiu-jitsu or did you decide that up in a while the martial arts element?

Adam:  I began martial arts like jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, very younger. Truly, began doing karate after I was 4. It was very totally different. I sparred and fought lots and it was cool and I received tournaments. After which, it was level combating. And, the odd factor was I bear in mind it to today I feel I used to be 7, I used to be getting first place. I used to be ranked very excessive. And, I got here throughout this child, he was very athletic, greater than me, and I believed, “You understand what, I am simply going to make use of my strategies, get my factors, win.” And, the second the ref went like this, he got here sprinting at me and I used to be like, “This isn’t what you are speculated to do.” And, he jumped and kicked me within the mouth, full pace, stunning kick. A minimum of to me, it was out of the “Matrix” on the time, however in fact, I used to be 7, that hadn’t come out. And, he hit me within the mouth and it was growth, impolite awakening. 

And, I have a look at my dad who’s my coach on the time and I might see just a little shock in him too. And, he is like, “You bought this, you bought this.” And, I needed to attempt to dig in deep. And, I am like, “Prepared, struggle.” And, he simply does it once more. Growth, the identical factor. At that time, I simply stated, “I would like out of this.” I did not stop, however I feel I in all probability gave as much as an extent. Let him hit me, I get taken to the toilet. My dad’s there. I am bleeding from my mouth. This isn’t a traditional factor in a Taekwondo event for teenagers. And, it was a impolite awakening to actuality proper there.

I might skilled loss of life in my household, sure issues like that, however for me personally on a bodily degree, this simply woke me up. I used to be like, “I simply bought hit by actuality prefer it was a ton of bricks.” I believed I am little Billy Badass right here. And, I gave up coaching for a very long time, simply centered extra on health. I might achieved just a little bit round 1819, however I actually appreciated bodybuilding. So, I suppose we get into the superficial side of issues. We like the way it appears. We like the way it feels. We like that the other intercourse is interested in it. There’s so many elements to health particularly bodybuilding that could be very superficial.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Health not a lot.

Ben:  Confidence that it offers you.

Adam:  Yeah, and it is nice. It is a good background. While you perceive the human physique, this carries over into each side of our existence. However, I discovered proper then that males, particularly, now we have this idea in thoughts that it’s extremely disillusioned the place we predict we will defend ourselves at any second. We predict if a man got here up and pushed me, a change will flip, I will simply go loopy, “I will take them out.” All of us have this perception that that may occur. However, the reality is so removed from that. You want to prepare for fight, for protection, whether or not it is armed or unarmed. You want to prepare this extensively. Should you do not, it is like saying, “Oh, I’ve run marathons and which means I will be a really efficient basketball participant.”

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Every little thing in life is an artwork, is a ability, from making like to something we’re studying, gardening. Every little thing needs to be discovered and purchased. And, I understand this, and particularly at a time rising up in Miami, it was powerful. We had talked about this and I stated, “You understand what, I need to begin my martial arts coaching once more.” I began just a little bit later. I began after I was 27. And, I liked jiu-jitsu earlier than that, little bouts of it for a couple of months and I stated, “Proper now, I am dedicating myself to it and I will get my black belt.” And, jiu-jitsu is a really totally different artwork from each different martial artwork. Individuals do not perceive jiu-jitsu till they’ve achieved it. It simply appears such as you’ve achieved it a couple of instances together with your children. I do know that.

Ben:  My children now been rolling for eight years.

Adam:  Actually, eight?

Ben:  Yeah, I’ve jumped in a couple of instances, however yeah, they’re doing nicely.

Adam:  Oh, it is superb.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Eight years is important, particularly at that age. It is like studying a brand new language.

Ben:  Yeah, they begin within the storage after they have been six and now they’re 14, nonetheless go two or thrice per week.

Adam:  Actually? I did not know they stored going.

Ben:  They fought a couple of tournaments, so yeah. I virtually want that I had caught with coaching with them however I simply did not have the time to dedicate to it. And, it is nonetheless one thing I see myself leaping again into in some unspecified time in the future.

Adam:  So, they cannot beat you up sooner or later or no? I am simply kidding.

Ben:  Yeah, yeah. Yeah.

Adam: Jiu-jitsu is a distinct martial artwork. It is a religious martial artwork. It is an mental martial artwork. It is totally different from I am throwing a kick, I am throwing a punch, I am setting traps with my footwork, my head motion. Different martial arts are nice. I really like Muay Thai. I really like boxing, wrestling, however jiu-jitsu mimics our lives.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  That is the cool factor about it. They name it human chess. And, I went into it the primary time so egotistical. I believed, “You understand what, I will be a greater fighter. I will decide up a brand new ability set so I will be extra full. Possibly, I will attempt to struggle professionally.” And, I bought on the mat and I used to be only a savage attempting to make use of all my energy and all my power, all my method, all the pieces. And, it is humorous as you progress, your objectives change a lot, it turns into such an artwork to remaining calm underneath fireplace.

Ben:  Yeah, it is high-level problem-solving.

Adam:  When somebody’s on prime of you actually attempting to take your life away.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  It’s a recreation of life and loss of life. And, earlier than loss of life happens, you say, “I am achieved.” I overlook the place I heard this, you say, “Okay, faucet, faucet, faucet.” They let go. You hug your buddy once more, you say, “Alright, let’s do it once more.” However, by me tapping is actually him saying, “If this was on the battlefield, I simply killed you and I am happening to the following particular person.” And, there’s one thing to that. It is figurative or it is a metaphorical loss of life. And, I like that as a result of I’ve achieved a whole lot of psychedelics, a whole lot of, I do not like saying plant drugs, that is so overused, and I might expertise loss of life to many facets of elements of me. I feel life and loss of life are issues we–nicely, life we have interaction. I feel loss of life is one thing folks keep away from. It is virtually each determination in folks’s lives is, what can I do to extend loss of life additional? They do not need to go to a hospital and go to a member of the family or we do not need to be round hospitals. We take dietary supplements, we eat to elongate our lives as a result of we’re so afraid of the final second and what is going on to occur after.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  A variety of my observe is getting accustomed to loss of life, understanding it, attempting to understand it on a grander scale. However, when it comes to jiu-jitsu, it is an ego crusher. After I go in and I used to be actually constructed on the time as a result of I used to be lifting heavy, 190 kilos, 5% physique fats, completely centered, and a few younger dude, that is a pc engineer, that is 150 kilos, is thrashing me 5 instances in six minutes. That is a wake-up name and a kick to your ego actual exhausting.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  And, for those who preserve that mindset of the ego, you are going to stop. And, I feel they are saying 90% of individuals, yeah, 90% of those who begin jiu-jitsu do not make it to blue belt. Blue belt normally takes one yr. Solely 10% of these folks make it to blue belt. And, of that 10%, only one% make it to black belt. It took me 10 years to get my black belt. Jiu-jitsu is secure, however once you take it, you go in a bowl in a China store–

Ben:  So, 10 years, that was fairly current then that you simply bought your black belt.

Adam:  Proper. I have been doing it for 12 years, however I bought my black belt in June of 2021.

Ben:  Okay.

Adam:  From Jonatas Gurgel. He was the top jiu-jitsu coach in American High Group, which is an MMA fitness center that’s world-renowned. They’re one of many largest and most profitable MMA gyms on this planet. And, he taught jiu-jitsu there to among the highest caliber of fighters on this planet. Two of his college students, Brian and Kevin Mahecha, we name them the twins, the Mahecha twins, they have been a part of me getting my black belt. And, it is so humorous like Jonatas, he got here from Brazil, a really conventional jiu-jitsu from a lineage that goes to this point again, [01:21:51] _____, it is Brazilian and this can be a world-renowned jiu-jitsu and MMA fitness center that is introduced among the greatest fighters in your complete world to the UFC. Andre Pederneiras gave his coach a black belt. And, these are legends within the sport. These are usually not even simply common black belts, these are those who have devoted their life to the artwork.

And, the twins Brian and Kevin Mahecha, one is specialist in kinesiology health coaching, the opposite one is a software program engineer. And, they’re twins. And, they create their strategy to jiu-jitsu the place they create programs. So, I am not going there on the mat and they are going to say, “Hey, you are going to study a choke immediately. You observe it for per week after which pray that it is ingrained in your nervous system.” These guys develop such distinct programs the place there’s branches. They name it a tree. So, the roots of the tree come up and so they say, “Okay, this week, we’re engaged on this department and there is a few smaller branches we’ll work on that we will come again and return to the tree after which come to this department.” It is a very systematic strategy and to me the best approach. In all probability, if I skilled extra, six, seven days per week, twice a day, I in all probability might have gotten my black belt sooner. These guys are geniuses within the artwork.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  However, I had Aspect Well being, I had my health coaching happening, a whole lot of purchasers for wealth or wellness and well being. And, guys like us, we do a whole lot of issues.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  You informed me as soon as, the lifetime of an entrepreneur. I do not sleep as a lot as I like, however I am motivated and hungry on a regular basis.

Ben:  Yeah, yup. A variety of the world’s leaders, they’re drained just a little little bit of the time.

Adam:  Yeah.

Ben:  It is okay. I feel it was the stoic thinker I used to be studying about in Ryan Vacation’s e book, “Self-discipline is Future” lately and it was this concept that it is so snug beneath the covers within the morning. You might simply keep there, however is that what life’s about or is it about consolation or is it about battling that urge to remain in mattress and stated, “Stand up and be impactful.” I feel possibly 1% of individuals really accomplish that.

Adam:  Do you continue to really feel that urge to remain in mattress?

Ben:  Oh, man, each morning.

Adam:  Actually?

Ben:  Yeah. Each morning, there’s that slight feeling of the resistance to getting up and going out to the proverbial backyard and choosing the weeds but once more that you recognize are going to pop up the following day. However then, when you rise up and that mild hits your eyes and also you bounce into what it’s that you simply’re known as to do, what your goal is in life and you need to have that goal and that is what will get you away from bed within the morning, figuring out what that goal is, then it is a resistance that is all the time there in the identical approach that as Steven Pressfield talks about in books like “The Conflict of Artwork,” there’s all the time just a little little bit of resistance to writing, to creating. However, if the resistance weren’t there, it would not be fairly as magical an expertise or as significant an expertise. All people would do it. However, by overcoming that resistance, you step out onto the battlefield, you cross that portal from the peculiar world within the hero’s journey to the nice journey. And, lots of people just like the consolation of the peculiar world, however the peculiar world regardless of its consolation maintain you again from being the true human that you simply’re known as to be.

So, it has been cool seeing your journey. It is up to now, what, 4 or 5 years, not solely your journey of fatherhood however getting your black belt jiu-jitsu, constructing this massively profitable CBD firm, and sure, it is simply been actually cool to see your journey, man. And, I respect you.

Adam:  Oh, thanks.

Ben:  What’s that? Yeah.

Adam:  I imply, I owe a lot to you, the information you’ve got instilled in me, the friendship, simply with the ability to attain out to you. And, I do not know, know that you’ve got a terrific assist from folks with the like thoughts. And, it is so humorous as I’ve seen you develop through the years–has the birds fly away, that was wild. I’ve seen you develop through the years. It is mirrored a whole lot of my development. You may by no means go away health behind, however your goal has grown.

Ben:  Proper.

Adam:  And, my goal was rising on the similar time and your motivation to so many individuals. I do know you do not need to hear, I am not attempting to blow smoke up your ass, however I respect my good mates which have helped me alongside the best way.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  It is a lot about connection.

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  These days, folks assume now we have a whole lot and a whole lot of actual mates. And, it is are your on-line mates your pals?

Ben:  Yeah.

Adam:  Possibly they’re, however I feel there is a handful of those who have a big affect in your life. And, that is a part of the aim. Cultivating that backyard of these friendships and people family members.

Ben:  Yeah. Again to your father, proper? And, you have been speaking about his funeral. On the finish of the day, one of the crucial essential issues in your deathbed is, “Did I really like adequately? And, was I liked adequately?” And, the one approach for that to happen was so that you can even have relationships and friendships that go deep and be on digital. We are able to as biohackers or well being fanatics or health junkies or no matter spend our complete lives optimizing our our bodies and also you overlook about optimizing {our relationships}. And, that is simply one thing I’ve discovered as I’ve grown older is there’s nothing as significant as your relationship with God and your relationship with folks. And, if that is your precedence, that is the pedestal that you simply begin with, then all the pieces else simply fills within the gaps superbly. So, to like folks, love God, and I feel it is a terrific message, your journey is inspiring, Adam. Thanks for approaching the present.

Adam:  Thanks.

Ben:  As soon as once more. And, for everyone listening in, I will put all of the shownotes and hyperlink to Adam’s and my earlier podcast for those who go to BenGreenfieldLife.com/AdamWenguer, A-D-A-M W-E-N-G-U-E-R. Sure, I had to have a look at my pc to double-check another time that I used to be spelling the identify accurately, however I feel I’ve nailed it now. I am not going to mispronounce your identify for the following 10 years.  Thanks for approaching the present, Adam.

Adam:  No, thanks for having me and being this superb atmosphere.

Ben:  Listening to the birds. 

Adam:  Yeah.

Ben:  No horses and ghosts, however these birds are wild. Alright, man.

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My visitor on immediately’s present is Adam Wenguer, who has grown to be a good friend of mine after we met whereas coaching at a fitness center in Miami Seaside, Florida. Adam grew up in Miami in a Cuban Jewish family and attended the College of Florida. He began martial arts at a younger age and continues an intensive Jiu Jitsu observe as a Black Belt in addition to coaching in boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing.

After struggling a backbone and leg damage whereas getting into faculty, Adam was handled with pharmaceutical opioids which led to an intense, however all too frequent, dependancy. On his path to restoration, he grew to become immersed in Zen Buddhism, well being and wellness, and started his lifelong path into spirituality. This ultimately led Adam to review and graduate in utilized physiology and kinesiology as he sought to deliver better bodily therapeutic to others, as he had achieved for himself.

For over a decade Adam was a power/ conditioning and well being coach at a famend 5-star wellness and coaching facility, having labored with a wide selection {of professional} athletes, firm executives, and people looking for optimum well being. A lot of his purchasers have been affected by the identical illnesses—sleep points, nervousness, inflammatory issues, and a common emotional and religious disconnect. This led Adam to taking a extra holistic strategy in the direction of teaching his purchasers, combining superior bodily coaching with meditation and using extra historical & shamanic therapeutic arts whereas incorporating a wide selection of pure medicines and compounds together with CBD. In 2017, Adam based Aspect Well being (use code BEN15 to avoid wasting 15%), one of many main suppliers of probably the most potent and prime quality full-spectrum CBD merchandise on this planet.

Adam spends the vast majority of his time along with his spouse Kristen, their son Max and their two canine on his farm in Florida the place they consciously and sustainably stay on the land. Adam hunts deer and wild boar (actually by hand) whereas additionally fishing yr spherical to ethically present his household and mates with probably the most nutritious protein out there. In his free time, he continues to show, prepare and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He’s additionally closely concerned within the research of plant drugs and the shamanic strategy to therapeutic. Lastly, Adam finds the deepest pleasure and his true goal by sharing the therapeutic strategies of his intense journey with as many individuals as doable.

In immediately’s present, we dive into why it’s best to think about coaching in martial arts (particularly jiu jitsu), optimizing your endocannabinoid system to enhance longevity & restoration for exhausting coaching, little identified methods to extend fertility, overcoming addictions to painkillers, different medication, and far more.

Throughout our dialogue, you will uncover:

1) Martial Arts coaching (can apply to health) – In June 2021 I used to be awarded my Black Belt in brazilian jiu jitsu. A ten yr journey of the physique, thoughts, spirit from 27 to 37 years previous. This form of coaching helps handle the ego and builds toughness, masculinity and confidence at a time when our society has gotten excessively mushy. Positively overtraining and pushing boundaries to progress. Excessive degree problem-solving and the unimaginable bodily & religious calls for it places on the practitioner, forcing development and evolution of self. Brutal accidents (which everybody in health experiences).  Full Spectrum CBD performed a significant half in combating the overtraining and extra irritation. Allowed me to optimize sleep and restoration which have been points when initially began.

2) Fertility Journey and CBD for brand spanking new mother and father: We touched on it very briefly within the final one as a result of at that time within the journey I had reversed a prognosis of zero sperm rely/everlasting infertility.  Now I’ve a 13 month previous son.  Together with prayer/meditation, ritual, I think about CBD to have performed a significant half within the course of.  It is homeostatic results on Temper, Sleep and stopping conventional hashish use (plus Endocannabinoid receptors current on sperm and testes) performed a definitive function in boosting my fertility.  My spouse and I are full time mother and father and enterprise house owners with Aspect Well being.  CBD helped me handle the loopy stresses of a being a brand new father or mother with sleepless nights and new stressors – being current, and recognizing a deeper sense of goal and a robust immune system.

3) Overcoming addictions: we touched on it briefly with my very own oxycontin/drug dependancy 15-20 years in the past.  How I exploit this information together with CBD and meditation to assist my purchasers start their therapeutic journey.  Many types of dependancy from pharmaceuticals, leisure, know-how primarily based, meals, Codependency which all stem from deeper traumas and points which manifest as despair and nervousness. By using pure means like meditation, breathwork, and balancing compounds like CBD to handle these feelings, it is a extra direct path to addressing the traumas and root causes.


  • Who’s Adam Wenguer
  • Aspect Well being (use code BEN15 to avoid wasting 15%)
  • Earlier podcast with Adam Wenguer:
  • Ben’s and Adam’s backstory
  • Adam getting out of town and shopping for a property in Florida
  • Gardening and rising meals
  • Trying to find Adam is a really emotional expertise; very deeply religious expertise
    • Boar-hunting and searching canine
  • Meat cooking strategies
  • Sous Vide wand and water tub
  • Stasher luggage
  • Traeger Grill
  • Boundless Cookbook
  • Espresso rub in a mason jar
  • Alligator searching

-Preventing Infertility…25:39

  • MMA and bodybuilding in school
  • Utilizing steroids steroids for an prolonged time period for bodybuilding has results 
  • Testosterone substitute remedy
  • Zero sperm rely at physician’s examine
    • Excessive doses of medication for restoring fertility
    • Melancholy and anger
    • Stopped taking the prescription drugs
  • Began meditating on a regular basis after his dad handed away
  • Meditation on a regular basis with gratitude observe
    • Visualized fertility and being pregnant
  • Plant-medicine ceremonies
    • Smoking Ayahuasca 3-4 instances per week
    • Connecting to the collective consciousness
    • Connecting to my father and my son
  • Had sperm rely checked once more and hadvert regular rely
  • Podcast with Jay Campbell:

-Use of Cannabinoids and Manufacturing of CBD merchandise…43:20

  • Aspect Well being (use code BEN15 to avoid wasting 15%) droppers and gummies
  • THC will be sort of a feminizing; tends to affect testosterone
  • Researching CBD and its results
  • Giant firms genetically modifying hemp
  • Dosages
    • Small quantities through the day
    • Works nicely with espresso and tea within the morning
  • Researching cannabinoids and infertility
    • Endocannabinoid receptors on testicles, sperm cells, and eggs
    • Endocannabinoid system
    • No research on taking CBD for infertility
    • Adam and his spouse taking CBD
  • Aspect Well being Full spectrum CBD (use code BEN15 to avoid wasting 15%)
  • Adam makes use of CBD through the day for focus
  • CBD additionally works nicely with caffeine in stopping that crash by sustaining your ranges of adenosine
  • CBD with tea

-In-Vitro Fertilization…56:20

  • Freezing sperm at 38
  • Researching in-vitro fertilization
  • Beginning a process
    • 19 viable eggs, 5 embryos
    • The embryos have been genetically examined for like Down syndrome and the rest
  • Being pregnant is a miracle – having a son
  • Spouse continued MMA coaching throughout being pregnant
  • Adopted a nostril to tail food regimen 
    • Uncooked, a whole lot of high quality dairy
    • Fermented greens, sauerkraut and kimchi
    • Protecting probiotics very excessive, antioxidants however conserving in thoughts that typically an excessive amount of antioxidant will not be an excellent factor
  • Weston A. Worth sort of food regimen

-Opioid Dependancy & Meditation…1:06:00

  • Leg damage doing Muay Thai and kickboxing
  • Opioids – taking oxycontin, heroin, and cocaine
  • Feeling nice, however over time needing increased doses
  • Stopped taking medication, however feeling withdrawal signs
    • Getting off medication chilly turkey
  • Reason behind dependancy – avoiding dealing with feelings
  • Taking meditation class primarily based on
  • Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Conscious meditation
    • Listening to God and listening to what He desires to say and what He desires you to really feel
  • Got here again after the course to helped educate the category
  • Muse (use code BENGREENFIELD to avoid wasting 20%)
  • Raised Jewish however had stepparents that have been Christian and Catholic, so had a reverence for faith
  • Zen Buddhist meditation middle – Meditate like your head’s on fireplace

-Martial Arts…1:17:13

  • Began martial arts very younger
    • Karate at 4
    • Gave up coaching at 7 and focused on health, bodybuilding
  • You want to prepare for protection
  • Began coaching in martial arts once more at 27
  • Jiu-jitsu
    • Non secular and mental martial artwork
    • A recreation of life and loss of life
    • An ego crusher
    • 10 years to get a black belt
  • Solely 10% of those who begin jiu-jitsu make it to blue belt; blue belt normally takes one yr
  • Of that 10%, only one% make it to black belt; It took Adam years to get his black belt
  • Bought his black belt in June, 2021 from Jonatas Gurgel, former head coach of American High Group
  • Self-discipline Is Future by Ryan Vacation
  • The Conflict of Artwork by Steven Pressfield

-Closing Ideas…01:29:05

  • Domesticate friendships that go deep
  • Appreciating good mates which have helped alongside the best way
  • Optimize relationships; there’s nothing as significant as your relationships 
    • With God
    • With different folks

-And far more…

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