Greg Anderson | Microdosing Adversity: How To be Courageous In Challenging Times

“Regardless of what path you want to walk to microdose your adversity, you have to understand that every journey starts with one step. A lot of people are reluctant to take that first step because they feel intimidated or that they've failed themselves for far too long and something I hear people say all the time is, ‘I want to get in shape first before I try this.' If that's the headspace you're in, you're telling yourself a lie because the time to try doing something to improve your wellbeing is right now in the body that you're currently occupying and start to figure out that journey as who you are today.” – Greg Anderson

Wellness + Wisdom Episode 398

Host of The Endless Endeavor Podcast and Former Police Officer, Greg Anderson, returns one year later after the COVID-19 lockdowns began to discuss the power of microdosing adversity, how we are being divided and controlled by fear, and why freedom is not actually free.

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Discover how to boost your immune system and live a better life no matter where you are at on your wellness journey by microdosing adversity.

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Listen To Episode 398 As Greg Anderson Uncovers:


[1:30] Health Freedom In 2021

  • Greg Anderson IGTV: Are you doing the right thing?
  • The Endless Endeavor Podcast
  • LMNT
  • Greg’s background as a former police officer in Seattle and the viral video he made about his message to other police officers during lockdown.
  • Breaking down what is happening now in the world over a year later since Greg’s last interview with Josh.
  • Why he believes the government sees COVID-19 and vaccines as an opportunity for a power grab.
  • How keeping people in a continuous state of fear and division is actually controlling them.
  • The new division that is keeping us apart as a society: vaccinated vs unvaccinated.
  • Why being angry towards each other for our different beliefs and health decisions is actually hurting us.
  • Why our freedom is earned every day with courage and simple ways we can express it.
  • The question you should ask yourself about government regulations during COVID-19: “Is it reasonable or is it agenda driven?”
  • Why he believes other police officers should pause and think about how they want to treat their fellow Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

[19:00] How We’re Divided & Controlled With Fear

  • Unpacking how we’re being divided and controlled with fear tactics.
  • What human history has taught us that there is a huge percentage of people that like power and to harm others.
  • His experience as a member of the US Army and being deployed in 14 combat deployments.
  • Exploring how fear doesn’t help you with stress or think clearly but paralyzes you.
  • Easy ways that you can take a stand and share your bravery.
  • His mission to make the USA a better place for his daughters.
  • The fact that we’re avoiding all the things we love about living for nothing more than the purpose of prolonging life during COVID-19.

[26:00] Freedom Is Not Free

  • Alan Watts
  • Why we are born free but as we grow up we have to unlearn the shackles and antifreedom beliefs that we have been projecting out by the way we live.
  • How we have enabled the antifreedom energy that we’re experiencing.
  • The state of fear that has been created by the government during COVID-19 and how he believes it’s gotten to the strange point where citizens are now enforcing it.
  • His example of everyday division in society when one of his jiu jitsu students was confronted because he walked 10 feet down the wrong side of a grocery store aisle.
  • Why the world seems so backward when people who take care of their health are being berated by those who have neglected theirs for years.
  • How our emotional triggers are entry points for further self-discovery.
  • Triggers that Josh has faced during COVID-19 including how health and wellness leaders with millions of followers haven't spoken up at all about what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to us as a society.

[36:00] Microdosing Adversity

  • Why it’s so important to take care of your physical body through nutrition and exercise but we’re not seeing that in mainstream media because it cannot be monetized as much.
  • Examples of taking care of yourself not just through nutrition and exercise but fasting, mindfulness, and being with your community.
  • Josh’s experience doing a 48-hour fast and Greg’s experience with a 9-day fast.
  • Why microdosing adversity is good for our wellbeing and how to do that with fasting, saunas, and cold baths or showers.
  • What came up emotionally and physically for Greg during his 9-day fast that he had to come to terms with during and afterwards.
  • Why going for that run, breathwork practice, or time in the sauna is totally worth it for the health benefits it will reap.
  • How, for Greg, Jiu jitsu is the biggest way to microdose your adversity and learn to find comfort in uncomfortable situations.
  • SEALFIT 20X | A DEEPER WHY | One Man's Journey | Physical & Emotional Intelligence
  • Exploring how the average person with no athletic background can microdose adversity.
  • Why your health journey is yours and there’s no better time to start it than now.

[49:20] Q&A with Greg Anderson

  • Why he doesn’t believe it’s possible to experience freedom without interfering in the freedom of others.
  • The inherent dangers and problems that come with being a free person and the impact when you affect other people such as with drugs.
  • Comparing making the best decisions that we can for ourselves and our loved ones OR listening and doing everything the government wants you to do.
  • The dangers that come with trying to make science a ‘God.’
  • Concerns with where we currently are at with COVID-19 vaccines as we continue to learn more about them as they are issued.
  • Why he believes that it should be your choice to get the vaccine if you want but it shouldn’t be mandatory.
  • The issue we’re facing with wanting people to do, act, and think the same way as us whether you’re for or against the vaccine.
  • Unpacking the 3 fundamental rules of survival and combat.
  • The different roles in your tribe and what might be best for you.
  • What overreaching is and how it’s gradually showing up in our government.
  • Cured Nutrition
  • Botanic Tonics
  • PaleoValley

Power Quotes From The Show

[click_to_tweet tweet=”‘You don't have to have an elite level of fitness to beat COVID-19. You just have to have a body that functions well and is running on good nutrients. Why isn't that the focus of the mainstream media?' – Greg Anderson” quote=”‘You don't have to have an elite level of fitness to beat COVID-19. You just have to have a body that functions well and is running on good nutrients. Why isn't that the focus of the mainstream media?' – Greg Anderson”]

America Divided By Fear

“The fact that the government is moving to restrict all of these freedoms is unsettling but the most bizarre thing that we've seen is they're doing it in a way where citizens are doing it and enforcing it amongst each other. So, the government has created this state of fear that is so great that if you don't fall in line with it, other people are coming after you. Other people are going to confront you. Other people are going to report you.” – Greg Anderson

Microdosing Adversity 101

“I microdose my adversity a hundred different ways. I sit in hot saunas, I spend time in freezing water, I train hard, I do martial arts. Restricting what you eat is just another way of putting your body through a little adversity. Since the beginning of time, the human experience wasn't eating three meals a day and having your digestive tract plugged full 24/7. No; it was feast and famine. You'd kill an animal and get to gorge for awhile and then guess what? Winter comes and none of your crops are growing and the hunts aren't going as well as you had hoped and you're going to go through some periods where you don't have food in abundance. It's natural and it's healthy but now that we don't have that experience based on our lifestyle, we have to implement that on our own.” – Greg Anderson

Building Physical Resiliency To Illness

“As soon as you're done with that run, HIIT workout, or spent some time in cold water, do you regret that microdosed adversity? No; it's an instant reward and your body knows it. And you don't have to have an elite level of fitness to beat COVID-19. You just have to have a body that functions well and is running on good nutrients. Why aren't we talking about that in the mainstream media?” – Greg Anderson

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About Greg Anderson

After spending a decade in the Special Operations/Para-Military community and 14 overseas deployments Greg Anderson, pursued a new career in Law Enforcement with the interest in putting the deployment lifestyle behind me.

In light of so many events in 2020 regarding law enforcement he decided to speak up on the behalf of the profession and it ultimately cost him his job, but because of this he has taken my life in a new direction and one of his pursuits has launched The Endless Endeavor Podcast.

The Endless Endeavor Podcast was created with the understanding that life is a continuous and arduous journey. He has learned that the only way he can grow and develop as a human is maintaining an understanding that there is always a lot to learn and preserve a curiosity across a wide spectrum of interests.

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Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, daughter Nayah + a cat named Cleo. He is the host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath + Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 20+ years as a trainer, researcher + facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. Helping humans LIBERATE their mental, emotional, physical, spiritual + financial self through podcasts, programs + global community that believe in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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