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Nicotine Gum, Alactic Training, Binaural Beats, Small-Scale Farming & More With Robb Wolf.

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If you don't know who Robb Wolf is, you have probably been living either in a cave or at McDonald's.

Robb is a former research biochemist and author of the New York Times Best Selling book “The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet“. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars.

He has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men’s Health “top 30 gyms in America” and he is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for Specialty Health Inc, Paleo FX, and Paleo Magazine.

Robb is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athletes at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champions in MMA, motocross, rowing and triathlon. He has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps.

In this episode, I dig into a day in the life of Robb, and reveal some the most important training, nutrition and biohacking tools he's been implement lately. During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The details of Robb's Lazy Lobo ranch…

-Robb's”dream” legit permaculture small farm setting for a family…

-What Robb has found by experimenting with post-meal blood glucose monitoring and what he has found…

-How to get the most strength training bang for your buck out of something called “alactic” sets…

-Why Robb likes the “Versaclimber” so much… 

-How Robb has been using binaural beats…

-Robb's smart drug of choice…

-Everything you need to know about using nicotine gum…

-A never-before-revealed secret about Robb's new book he's writing…

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

FlowerChecker app for plant identification

My Training At 44

Brainwave app for binaural beats

Sleepstream app for binaural beats

My article on making your own smart drugs

GoodSense nicotine gum

WebMD piece on nicotine gum

“Healthy food” differ by individuality

Algorithm for genes that predict low-carb/high fat vs. high carb-low fat

Dexcom G5 blood glucose monitoring

PaleoFX 16

Primal Endurance book by Mark Sisson

The Vasper exercise device

The Versaclimber

Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for myself or Robb? Leave your thoughts below and one of us will reply.

23 thoughts on “Nicotine Gum, Alactic Training, Binaural Beats, Small-Scale Farming & More With Robb Wolf.

  1. Ben,

    I have an Oura Ring, and on most nights I am getting good total sleep and REM sleep. However, I frequently get only a short amount of deep sleep.

    I am using SleepStream to play sleep binaural beats, and leave that playing all night. That might help with falling asleep and maybe REM, but does that binaural beat maybe interfere with deep sleep? Should I only play the binaural beats for 20-30 minutes and shut if off? How long do you play the binaural beats for?

    Acutally looking through SleepSteam, under Sleep there is an option for Sleep and an option for Deep Sleep. Wouldn’t it be cool if the ring could tell the phone to change the binaural beat when I get into Deep Sleep so I could stay there longer…

  2. How do you feel about nicotine patches compared to the gum? I’m in the UK and can only get the nicorette type gum with all the additives.

  3. Robb, you should also investigate sampling your paddocks for mineral deficiency. We do every 3-4 years and apply the requisite minerals in elemental (non-soluble) form. She thinks that’s best. We graze mostly cattle so our pasture is sown in crop for them. We have never applied any N in 25 years. A good foliar EM or seaweed spray might be good. Any sheep that come on adjisment just have to cope. Not sure what goats like… everything in one’s garden, I hear. Good luck.

  4. Hi Ben, wondering what yours and Robb’s thoughts are on nicotine and insulin resistance?

    Do you take the gum every day? Are you cycling it at all?

  5. Great episode, Ben with the dexcom 5, is there any concern with EMF / Bluetooth radiation with the implant? Seems like that stuff as potential cellular disruptors can be of concern? Just curious because I actually would be interested in that. I think really honing in on which foods cause which response is a great piece of info. I’m a firefighter so aside from dealing with sleep/stress stuff, I have some gut issues & I’m very into training yet have trouble leaning out. I think dialing in the foods& controlling the things I can control would be huge

  6. I love my electric break fences, Couldn’t farm without them. Hell, the wire 15cms above the ground keeps the chooks out of the garden.

    Robb, Sounds like you need to do some top work on your paddocks and sow a herbal ley that will work in your area. We have white and red clover, chickory, plantain, fescue, some regress, timothy and cocksfoot. Rye grass grow in the winter and cocksfoot laughs at droughts. Gotta keep up the breaks as they love the regrowth, especially clover. Amazing how picky they are.

    Just getting home from a fortnight away… Betty and Rex (lambs) will not be pleased to see me. Too cold for blowflies so it’s a good time to hang meat in the tractor shed. I’ll have a very attentive audience; Joe and Sky will be keen for scraps.

  7. Nicotine will weaken your teeth!!! My dentist ordered me to stop putting nicotine into my body & now my teeth are like marble! It breaks down calcium.

  8. Great to hear Robb Wolf on your podcast. I’m a long time follower of both of his and your’s podcast. I’ve been using nicotine gum since I first heard Robb mention it on his podcast. It is one of the only nootropic/smartdrugs that works for me. I’m going give his nootropic stack a try. In the past none of the racitams have worked for me.

  9. It’s interesting that nicotine gum is becoming popular here. I lived in Japan in the 1990’s and one of the ingredients in the BLACK BLACK gum was nicotine. I never tried it but now I know that it might have benefited me. Were the Japanese on to something or were they just trying to keep smokers addicted to nicotine! Great podcast!!

  10. Hi Ben,

    Just spent two hours looking through my Promethease report… Fascinating! Thanks for that!

    Any particular reason you opt for nicotine gum instead of patches?

  11. Hello sir,

    Thanks for all the great information you provide, much appreciated.

    I have a quick question regarding nicotine gum. I’m an older(46)recreational pugilist and I spar once a week, mostly for the thrill. I’m always looking for a little boost in energy. Is nicotine gum worth trying and if so how much should I start with do you think?

    Thanks

    James

  12. I highly recommend anyone who is into gardening to check out this minimalist “gardening bible”. It is from 1983 but it is called “The Joy of Gardening” by Dick Raymond. I have had ridiculous yields from tiny gardens with less than 15minutes of work per day. His methods avoid the requirement for weeding, and maximize yield for amount of work that you put in to your garden. Also really good recommendations for symbiotic companion planting to repel pests using plant biology, appropriate soil preparation for specific types of plants and seed distribution methods.

  13. Amazing episode!! I checked those genes, and apparently any exercise and any diet works for me :) So that was good to find out!! Thank you for that! I wanna find out more articles like that so I can find out more about myself haha :)

    I couldn’t find Mixel boost :/ I couldn’t see it on the show notes, were you able to hunt it down?

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