Virtual Reality & Psychedelics, Censorship Of Health Websites, The Wild Diet, Chewy-Chew Chocolate Chip Cookies & Much More With Abel James.

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Abel James is a New York Times Best Selling Author, musician, and online creator. He’s the host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man Show—rated as Apple’s #1 Health Podcast in eight countries with over 50 million downloads and 2,000+ 5-star reviews.

A “Coach to the coaches,” Abel has worked with thousands of people across the world to optimize performance, mindset, health, and longevity. He is named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist and has been featured in various documentaries, ABC TV, Entertainment Tonight, People, WIRED, South by Southwest, and more.

Abel’s hit podcast is named as one of the “Top 3 Health & Fitness Podcasts of All Time” by Huffington Post and has won 4 awards in independent media, including “People’s Choice” in Health & Fitness at the Podcast Awards. Also a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and voice actor, Abel has won several awards including “Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting” in R&B by The Great American Song Contest.

Hailing from the middle of nowhere in New Hampshire, Abel enjoys playing guitar and piano, writing, reading, sketching, running, hiking, and discovering delicious foods with family and friends. He lives with his wife, Alyson, and a rambunctious yellow lab in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. His new book of irreverent poetry, Designer Babies Still Get Scabies, a #1 International Best Seller in Humor, is available now.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-E-sports vs. traditional physical sports…7:20

-The importance of self-censorship in the art we put into the world…21:00

  • Abel began writing poetry as a kid
  • Share what's on your mind in a constructive way (don't turn people off for no reason)
  • A controversial message presented as art (poetry, music, painting, etc.) will be received differently
  • Constructive use of pent-up energy within us (Are you willing to die on this hill?)
  • Book: Designer Babies Still Get Scabies

-What triggered Abel into writing his poetry book…28:00

  • Absence of leadership on the political and social spectrum
  • “Reality” TV isn't all that real
  • Big reason why podcasting is such a popular medium; open and transparent, no manipulation of reality
  • Biohacking conferences increasingly stressful due to celebrity status and huge crowds
  • Took time to unplug, focus more on spiritual work

-Abel's spiritual disciplines…38:45

-Reconciling great achievements with the flawed persons who achieved them…44:15

  • History is not binary
  • Learn from history, both what to do and what not to do
  • Our education is self-selective
  • Incumbent on us to discover the truth on our own
  • Every institution uses symbology; understanding the symbology makes it far more interesting

-Censorship and achieving high rankings on the big search engines…48:35

  • Abel's business was hit hard after being removed from Google top rankings
  • Did it the right way to bring in organic traffic; now have to pay Facebook, Google, etc. for the top rankings
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Qwant
  • Brave browser
  • Internet is currently highly centralized
  • Alt tech is building a decentralized internet

-Abel's current diet…55:45

-The Wild approach to eating…1:02:50

  • Use all-natural ingredients, especially in cookies
  • Difference in family dinner vs. grabbing a pizza from the store
  • Moment of sharing, creation, gratitude
  • Realize the importance of each other; eat with a more relaxed mindset

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2 thoughts on “Virtual Reality & Psychedelics, Censorship Of Health Websites, The Wild Diet, Chewy-Chew Chocolate Chip Cookies & Much More With Abel James.

  1. nelson says:

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  2. Marc Johannes says:

    Ben’s Wikipedia page appears to have been removed sometime between May 28, 2015 and September 20, 2016.

    Here is what it looked like on May 28, 2015 (via the Wayback Machine): https://web.archive.org/web/20150528153657/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Greenfield

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