Biotransformation, Why Your Body Is A Giant “Excretion Machine,” The Danger Of Wearables, Air, Water, Light, Sound & EMF Optimization & Much More With Dr. Anthony G. Beck.

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Dr. Anthony G. Beck first appeared on my podcast in October 2015 for the show “The Physician Who Personally Advises The World’s Leading Health Authorities, And His Tiny Invention That Pro Athletes Swear By.” I then invited Dr. Beck to come back 3 years later, in March 2018, for “The Danger Of ‘Shrooms, Eating & Supplementing “Seasonally”, Whether Lectins Are Really Bad For You & Much More With Dr. Anthony G. Beck!“

Another 3 years have gone by and I'm psyched to be welcoming Dr. Beck back to the podcast to discuss his unique Balance Protocol approach to health and medicine, including his top tips for optimizing your air, light, water, sound, EMF, food, and much more.

Dr. Anthony G. Beck is an author, speaker, and leader in the medical world with over 27 years of experience in the areas of Integrative and Functional Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Exercise Physiology. He has earned four national medical board certifications and an international fellowship.

Dr. Beck is the Medical Director for Balance Protocol Foundation, which provides benevolent health care for U.S. military special forces operators and their families, and is the founder and chief medical officer for Balance Protocol Institute, a preceptorship training program for practitioners and clinicians who desire to learn how to wield the powerful clinical method known as Balance Protocol.

As a physician who has practiced Integrative and Functional Medicine for over 27 years, Dr. Anthony G. Beck doesn’t merely manage diseases—he helps people resolve them. With an extensive education in many clinical disciplines such as Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Systems Biology, Epigenetics, and Nutrigenomics, Dr. Beck takes a dynamic approach to assessing, educating, and working with his patients to achieve their highest levels of well-being.

Even more importantly, Dr. Beck looks to educate and empower patients to demand a higher level of care from their health care providers. Dr. Beck’s methods involve an array of aspects including a healthful lifestyle design, individualized nutrition, hormone balancing, resolving immune dysfunction and hidden infectious diseases, extensive laboratory and functional testing, detoxification, and preventative medicine.

In this podcast, we discuss the principles and practice of Dr. Beck's Balance Protocol program, along with biotransformation, water filtration, wearables, and much more!

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-How cancel culture hits home…07:30

  • Anthony got de-platformed for “telling the truth”
  • True research vs. Google searching
  • He's a scientist at heart and wants the truth
  • 27 years in the realm of integrative and functional medicine

-Anthony's old-school learning process vs. Dr. Google…11:35

  • Anthony didn't have a mentor
  • He's gone off the work of previous physician titans, like Dr. George Watson and many others
  • Nutrition and Your Mind by Dr. George Watson
  • Scientific observation and trying to prove things wrong
  • Laboratory assessments and thousands of years of looking into a microscope
  • Anthony's mentors have been his tens of thousands of patients

-The Balance Protocol method…15:05

-Biotransformation 101…18:55


  • “The body is a great big vat of electrochemistry”
  • Everything is EMF
  • The problem with the periodic table of elements is that there is no number for magnetism
  • Everything should always be positive and negative
  • Every single thing is CHO (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen)
  • Biotransformation is the process of other stuff becoming us
  • Coated gene P450
  • Depends on unique characteristics of each individual

-How the body is “one giant excretion machine”…26:50

-The oil which lubes the machine that is Dr. Anthony G. Beck…35:05

-Anthony's water filtration set up…44:45

  • 5-stage reverse osmosis (RO) system
  • Non-water based beverages: Zevia soda, Waterloo
  • Remineralize water with sea salt
  • Anthony's favorite salt is Fleur De Sel
  • Topo Chico mineral water
  • Gerolsteiner
  • Chromophore: when different electrochemistry affects the way water acts when light hits the cell
  • Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
  • The chemistry of fatty acids and amino acids affect how your body reacts to water and light

-Why you may want to avoid wearing some of the more popular wearables on the market…50:35

– How Anthony uses sound to tune and tone his body…54:10

– Why Anthony isn't completely sold on the concept of BioGeometry…1:00:00

– Mineral and electrolyte imbalances addressed…1:04:40

  • Add minerals into food and water
  • To understand the nature of minerals in the body, you need to test through blood or hair
  • Potassium > Sodium
  • The construct of each molecule is going to affect your personal chemistry differently
  • Anthony does mandatory mineral and electrolyte imbalances on all his patients
  • Genova Diagnostics NutrEval FMV
  • Effortless by Greg McKeown

– Anthony's Balance Protocol Program breakdown…1:08:00

  • Balance Protocol
    • Balance Protocol Prime (free)
    • Balance Protocol Enviro
    • Balance Protocol Gastro
    • Balance Protocol Neuro
    • Balance Protocol Amino

-And much more!

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43 thoughts on “Biotransformation, Why Your Body Is A Giant “Excretion Machine,” The Danger Of Wearables, Air, Water, Light, Sound & EMF Optimization & Much More With Dr. Anthony G. Beck.

  1. Nataliya says:

    Great podcast. But i wanted to note smth. Dr. Beck is speaking very very fast. I had to pause few times to absorb. But the interesting thing is like Ben start speaking much faster than he usually does – interesting how we impact each other.

    1. Thanks for listening, and putting in the extra effort to really absorb. Yes, it’s probably just human nature to mirror the pace of our interlocutor.

  2. Bill Montgomery says:

    Bill Montgomery says:
    May 14, 2021 at 4:32 am
    I wear a Fitbit on one wrist and a Whoop on the other. Have done so for a couple years. I get a itchy red spot underneath the Whoop that goes away if I take it off for a day.

    You were not clear about the other negatives from the constant light. Guess I don’t understand.

    Reply

  3. Matt says:

    Great podcast!
    This was very informative, Dr Beck is one of the very few functional medicine practitioners out there that take environment, mindset, lifestyle and nutrition into consideration when treating a patient.

  4. Caroline Schier says:

    Balance Protocol has changed my life & practice. One of the most fundamental principles is that of “ultimate admittance,” i.e. You get in life what you negotiate & tolerate. While the concept can be off putting for some, it’s ultimately empowering, and it will free you from an otherwise incredibly disempowering system. Not everyone will vibe with Dr. Beck, and he’ll be the first to tell you *that’s fine* but he loves a good dialectic, and he knows his stuff when it comes to personalized, optimal health and resolving chronic disease.

  5. Fred says:

    The Dr. mentioned that according to his research that the rocks and various earth minerals don’t provide any basis for nnemf protection. However I question this. Perhaps not complete protection from the emf pollution but maybe some mitigation: Is it not true that certain materials from the earth combined with geometric shapes affect the field that it comes into contact with? Objects like tensors for example? Or things like Shungite Pyramids and Hematites? Are they not worth the purchase?

    Thx! Great info from the show! And the swag of confidence!

    1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

      Hey Fred, I appreciate that questioning dialogue. This is a very important subject now a days in our time. Reason is because there is a shift in realizing that EMFs are not simply benign. The trouble is that this causes the charlatans to manifest and take advantage of folks. I encourage you from the outset here to do our own personal first hand due diligence. Don’t take my word for it nor take the word of some company selling you a gadget or gizmo. Qualify, Quantify, Measure and Monitor yourself in real time in real world context. This largely means….test these devices with proper meters and apply scientific method. You will find just as I have every time…that NO….certain materials from the earth combined with geometric shaped affect the field that it comes into contact with. They do NOT. Shungite pyramids and hematites absolutely not worth the purchase. Well, unless you gain joy from their looks as decorations. But make no mistake…TEST them yourself. I have videos of all this type of stuff in the balanceprotocolenviro.com course with an entire module dedicated to it.

  6. Chris says:

    Hmmm…. interesting how my previous comment where I compliment Beck’s bp program but criticize his concierge service was deleted… His balance protocol is solid but I was deeply disappointed in his (very expensive) concierge program.

    1. Bailey says:

      Deleted by those who hate censorship. Hypocrites. Its not the first time that a similar comment like yours about Beck has been deleted. I think an unhappy patients’ comment got deleted too in another forum so your not the first!. I agree the concierge program is way too expensive (35k) and offers very little value when you look in depth at the whole program.

  7. Scotty P no ragrets says:

    Has anyone used a Geiger counter on the bio geometry BioSignatures Pendant that Ben uses and mentioned in a few recent podcasts or any similar ones ? thanks

  8. Totally awesome podcast you two.

  9. Will Angel says:

    sucks that you can’t fast forward podcast. when I return to listen to a podcast st a later time, it starts all over from the beginning. never get to listen to a full podcast. forces you to listen to everything you’ve already heard. ground hog day podcasts. I give up

    1. Random says:

      You can click on the bar and it moves you around the timeline, it’s not easy to get an accurate spot but you can get close…

  10. Outstanding information! Dr. Beck has a deep understanding of how the body works. His method is unique and extemely effective. This podcast adds another layer to understanding of the complexity of our body and why one diet fits all concept does work.

  11. Carlos Rivas MD says:

    Dr. Beck is back! Greatest integrative functional medicine educator on the planet! Blessing and pleasure to hear so much of his thoughts and guidance for FREE on this episode! FYI people he very responsive, reach out to him!

  12. Tony Poremba says:

    Dr. Anthony came off as one of the more arrogant guests you’ve had on your show. His emotional awareness with regard to lack of awareness around having a discussion was frustrating. May have good knowledge but it was lost by his pompous attitude.

    1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

      Interesting take Tony….what specifically and how specifically was anything said that was “arrogant”? Additionally, how has this show given you the impression that it was an emotions based platform instead of one that explores application of science?

      1. Tony says:

        Dr. Anthony, in my opinion your mind was not open to anything that couldn’t be explained by your testing and research. I’m not defending any one of the ideas you personally ‘debunked’, but as a guest it was frustrating to listen to the closed minded nature of your responses. There is a level of arrogance that your language and rhetoric exhibit. I have been listen to Greenfield’s podcast for 6 years. Along the way there have been many intellects on the show, but few of any have carried the same level of pompousness. Again, your knowledge of science & data driven approach to understanding the universe far exceed any of my experiences. I invite you to be more humble and gracious in your deliveries. I’m not intending to chop you down, but give you constructive feedback to a detached perspective.

        Best,

        Tony

        1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

          I certainly understand why you may feel as such now. Thanks for the reply. There are folks out there who are just wired for contention. It’s vital to realize that what one hears on any podcast is filtered through ones own bias and prejudices. It does not make them true in reality. I find it interesting that what you have shared as opinion here of my “language and rhetoric” reveals itself quite hypocritical on your part. My rhetoric is exactly what those who resonate with my thoughts an opinion enjoy and respect me for actually. I issued absolutely zero “closed minded” responses what so ever. I simply issued my opinion and experience based on 27 years of first hand professional skin in the game. When folks lack that themselves they will often project that unsettled deficiency of their own when someone speaks so plainly and with confidence. Those are those who will mistake things for “arrogance” or “pompousness”. I am glad you recognize that its my knowledge of science & data driven approach that produces my conviction of facts I stated. Here is the thing though, your invitation as such makes you quite guilty of the very thing you just attempted to paint. You can’t expect anyone to accept such a passive aggressive attack from someone in their very actions themselves lacking “humble and gracious” to issue any credence. This is no forum for anyone to issue such advice. Scientific dialectic has no requirement nor entitlement for anyone to be coddled. For that would be the death of science.

          All the best,
          Dr. AGB

    2. Adam says:

      I listen to every podcast episode. It baffles me why Ben would invite this moron on the show.
      Anthony is an arrogant prick and disrespectful to deal with off the air.
      He should learn a thing or two about respect and humility

      1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

        Hey Adam, It appears plainly here that you literally just acted the very way you just attempted to label. Ad hominem attacks like this reveal a tremendous amount about those who issue these logical fallacies with such piss and vinegar. Ben has had several guest on over the years who’s work could really help you overcome such toxic behavior and bitterness inside. It will rob you of a profound amount of health if you don’t. Bless your heart ;)

      2. Rod says:

        Agree with Adam, a strange guest to pick. I know Ben likes to explore the fringes of health and wellness but here he’s gone for a total quack.

  13. John says:

    I tried to listen to the free course but could not get through it, he talks and talks and never says anything, and he basically trashes all of the devices that Ben promotes, so what is the truth?? Kinda hard to believe anyone…

    1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

      I’m happy to have my team help you with any access technical difficulties with the balanceprotocolprime.com free course. Feel free to contact [email protected] With regards to devices, we all have our professional opinions and experiences which we share. In the realms of scientific method, it is entirely understandable that we will have differences. I encourage you not to believe anyone, whereas, everyone should simply see such sharing of thoughts as inspiration for you to try for yourself but do so with a variety of methods to qualify, quantify, measure and monitor any devices effect on your own body.

    2. Sean says:

      he basically trashes all of the devices that Ben promotes, so what is the truth??

      ===

      Well, Ben gets paid to promote those devices and Beck doesn’t have a financial interest in them.

      Does that help?

  14. Scott says:

    Curious if Anthony has tested any of the AiresTech EMF protection devices? They seem to have more testing and research behind them. Thanks.

    1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

      Hey Scott, Whereas, I have not tested AiresTech devices, I have many others and know the science and physics of EMF mitigation. There is no way that device will or can provide any protection. NONE of those such devices can do what they are held out to do or claim. Looking at that company I see all the hallmarks of a fraud product. But don’t believe me….buy it….get a set of meters: Radio Frequency meter (Acoustimeter AM-10), Magnetic Milligauss meter (UHS2), and Body Voltage meter and test it in real time. You will find your conviction if you do. The program Ben recommended has an entire module dedicated to teaching you how to do this and videos of tested products. balanceprotocolenviro.com

      1. Scott says:

        Thank you for the response, though disappointed to hear.. I thought the interview was great, btw. It’s not very often that Dr’s such as yourself or Dr. Stillman, who have actually worked with patients for years, take everything into consideration, using your own experiences as evidence, and adapting to new information as it comes, no bandwaggoning. Respect!

  15. corey says:

    What type of doctor is this guy out of curiosity? Is he an MD, ND, DC, other? His website doesn’t mention that information or what specific fields he is board certified in…

    1. Corey says:

      This is just common practice to list these things. No education listed anywhere either. So is he a life/ health coach or an actual credentialed professional? You can respect his knowledge but he goes by “doctor”. Sorry to harp on it but the language here is either vague or misleading.

    2. Susanna says:

      This is what I’m asking myself too. Neither in the podcast nor on his website is his educational background clearly stated. I wonder why?

      1. Corey says:

        And several replies to other comments from him on this thread, but nothing for these easy requests? The silence is deafening… Guess that tells you all you need to know.

  16. Chris says:

    This guy is a wack job, Trumpty Dumbty …. His “critical thinking” is so far off from reality it is dangerous.

    This video from his website:

    https://youtu.be/KGTm6BYkC5s

    1. Will says:

      so you (still) suffer from TDS… help is available… it’s pretty obvious to anyone listening that Beck knows his stuff when it comes to health and wellness and his political only trigger folks like you.

      1. Chris says:

        Willy – does TDS describe what happened on Jan. 6th …. Wonder who is triggered. Beck is delusional in promoting the Big Lie and anyone who believes in that alternate reality doesn’t have a grasp of reality and shouldn’t be trusted in that mental state – Q says so.

    2. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

      Hey Chris, It’s unfortunate that there are folks out there that resort to logical fallacies (in this case Ad hominem) when met with others presenting science and opinion. I’m curious, What specifically is anything that I have shared “so far from reality”?

      1. Chris says:

        Tony – Please explain what rabbit hole you had to go down to get into that mental state of your video 6 months ago … where whatever credibility you did have was lost. ….paraphrasing … we want to lose court cases … I have multiple lawsuits … don’t let me start with the libertarians, etc. Can’t speak out of one side of your mouth and trust what comes out the other side.

        1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

          Kristopher, there was nothing that you just spoke of that made any semblance of a coherent statement or question. I’d ask you to attempt again but experience and rational understanding assures me you have no desire for true and respectful dialectic here. Bless your heart :)

  17. Kathy says:

    I would like to know if Dr Beck would recommend a grounding sleep mat to mitigate EMF exposure. What are the pros and cons of sleeping on such a device.

    Thanks for the great podcasts, Ben!

    1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

      Hey Kathy, The concept of grounding sleep mat to mitigate EMF exposure must first be substantiated by real time qualification, quantification, measuring and monitoring so as to justify such a thing at the outset. IF someone has “EMF exposure” they should first seek to remove that source completely and that usually simply means a power off switch needs to be used. A grounding sleep mat generally means one of those that you plug into the ground port on an electrical outlet. That should never be done because you are literally plugging into the electrical grid of your home and it is NOT a true ground. Ground prong is connected to the neutral service bus in your electrical box. You therefore put yourself into a circuit directly and it is entirely harmful. I cover this subject extensively along with lots of video in the EMF module of balanceprotocolenviro.com. Hope that helps!

      1. Kathy says:

        Thank you for your response, Dr. Beck.

        So is there any value in the grounding mat if it is grounded to the earth? They claim it has health benefits such as lowering inflammation, and it is promoted by Ben. I have been thinking of buying the device but would like your opinion to as to any health benefits it provides.

        Thanks again!
        Kathy

  18. George says:

    Hi Ben, Listening to this weeks podcast something resonated with me. I have never been able to wear a fit bit or Apple Watch for any more than several mins without feeling pain. No manufacturer has ever been able to talk about the issue and what it is.

    Thanks again for the podvastt

    1. Dr. Anthony G. Beck says:

      Hey George, Glad you enjoyed it. *high five*

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