Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
– An Addictive Granola I'm Digging The Hell Out Of
A few weeks ago, I told you about Magic Spoon Cereal, which has a host of the old-school comfort food flavors we enjoyed as kids—like Coco Puffs and Fruit Loops—but with totally healthy, guilt-free, low-carb ingredients. But what is one to do about granola? Turns out I've cracked the code on that too (you're welcome). It's called “Nutola” (use code: BEN to save 20%) and it is going to bring that amazing sweet crunch back into your life. With only 4 net carbs, it's an oat and honey free granola that tastes absolutely addicting and is:
- Low Sugar – 4 net carbs
The few simple ingredients include superfoods such as coconut, almond, carrot, prune and Himalayan sea salt, so you get more bang for your “caloric buck”:
- Himalayan Sea Salt – highest mineral content but very low sodium
- Carrots – high in beta-carotene and vitamins
- Almonds- improve heart health and brain function
- Prunes – magnesium, potassium, and keeps your digestive system regular
- Coconuts – contain MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides)
Plus unlike other granolas, it contains no grain (most grain-based granolas are just carbs and sugar with vegetable oil). I guarantee you're going to go nuts over Nutola. Just Click here, and use code: BEN to save 20%.
– How I'm Nourishing My Gut Fast After My Giardia Bout
A few weeks ago, I told you about my giardia bout and how “colostrum” is one way to get your gut back up to normal fast after something like this. Colostrum is also a very potent way to increase growth hormone, gain muscle mass, and stabilize the gut during hot exercise, especially for endurance athletes.
The brand I'm using is “Renegade Colostrum,” which is low-heat spray dried, chemical-free, and 100% natural with no fillers of any sort! It also contains natural chymosin, which protects and ensures bioavailability as it passes through the gut. This stuff is sourced only from top quality producers due to their high level of growth factors and complete absence of detectable contaminants (e.g., pesticides, heavy metals, bacterial pathogens) as it is certified organic and is sourced from grass-fed cows.
Beware of cheaper de-fatted colostrum brands…
…”Scientific studies on whole colostrum show that some of the bio-active components necessary to provide the health benefits of a true colostrum are fat-soluble and found in high concentrations only up to 6-8 hours after birth and removal of that fat would result in the removal of important bio-active components.” – Dr. Donald H. Lein, chairman of Population Genetics and Diagnostic Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.
Renegade Colostrum (use code: BEN to save 15%), which is never defatted, has a fat content of about 21.7 percent! Research shows that the fat “holds” approximately 50 percent of the IGF-I growth factors. In a controlled laboratory study at Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories, New Ulm, however, it was found that some popular imported brands of colostrum have an extremely low fat content of less than five percent. Many widely marketed brands of colostrum have immunoglobulin counts ranging from 25 to 40 percent; these products are usually filtered or standardized specifically for immunoglobulins but all other components removed. Renegade colostrum has not been filtered, standardized or manipulated in any way. They only work with producers whose philosophy is to produce a product that is 100 percent first milking and complete. Some products touting high immunoglobulin levels contain 30 percent or more. In Renegade Colostrum, the immunoglobulin content is 22.11 percent, which indicates a high level of growth factors and reflects the fact that the product is not de-fatted but rather represents a complete colostrum powder.
In summary, the unique qualities of Renegade Colostrum:
- Keeping the fat – Ensures that the colostrum is complete with over a broad spectrum of growth factors, immune factors, essential fats, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals!
- Being certified organic – Free from harmful pesticides and contaminants.
- Sourced from a large selection of happy cows – Ensures you get the full range of growth factors and immune factors for full-spectrum protection, as well as giving you the comfort that no cows or calves are harmed in the process.
- Harvested in the first 6hrs of birth – Essential if you want real colostrum and not transitional milk that's unfortunately sold by most other brands.
This stuff rebuilds your body from the inside out…and is formulated by my friend Niraj, the “Renegade Pharmacist” who I interviewed here.
You can go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/colostrum and use code: BEN to save 15%.
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::: FREE Sexual Vitality Summit Starting Today :::
Recent research says that most folks today are having LESS sex than their grandparent's generation. Even worse, the majority of new sexual health solutions are not yet used by the mainstream medical community, much less well-documented online.
In this ground-breaking, sexual health event, 28 experts, doctors, and sexologists reveal the newest, most innovative procedures, safe natural solutions and life-changing restorative protocols for people across the gender and generational spectrums.
I'll be participating and speaking specifically on:
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- Pros and cons of testosterone replacement therapy…
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::: The Most Comprehensive, Research-based Blueprint For Full-body, Brain, and Spirit Optimization :::
I’m putting the finishing touches on my new book, “Boundless“.
Jam-packed with knowledge from the trenches and the lab that is instantly accessible to the layperson, health professional, and extreme athlete alike.
In it, you’ll find the most up-to-date, cutting-edge research on every strategy, tool, biohack, and resource for enhancing performance, fat loss, digestion, recovery, immunity, cognition, hormones, sleep, and longevity.
Boundless is the last guide you will ever need to unlock all the expert advice necessary to live a joyful, adventurous, and fulfilling life.
Head to Boundlessbook.com and register to be the first to get updates on my new book coming to everywhere you can buy books early next year.
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– September 12 – 15, 2019: RUNGA Immersion, Napa Valley, California. I attend this total mind-body reboot retreat each year with my wife, Jessa, to connect with a handful of friends and YOU can one of them! I would love if you could join me at this retreat. Click here for details on this incredible event!
– September 27 – 29, 2019: Spartan World Championships, Squaw Valley, California. Right beside Lake Tahoe, this epic venue was once host to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Join me there for the greatest obstacle course race in North Tahoe Lake, Olympic Village, CA. Sign up here!
Featured Product: Kion Bar Back To School Sale Happening NOW
One of my favorite things to grab when I'm traveling, running out the door for a long hike or adventure, or when I'm just hankerin' for a delicious chocolatey snack, is the Kion Bar.
This bar is something I formulated specifically for active individuals who need a clean, real-food source of energy on the go. It's hypoallergenic and guilt-free, and jam-packed with a unique blend of ingredients that support energy without excess carbohydrates or artificial ingredients. Chia seeds, almonds, coconut, and cacao nibs also give it an amazing crunch and texture that's much more satisfying to eat than the gooey mash that makes up your average energy bar.
And if you're looking for a more “indulgent” way to eat these things, try them with a piping hot cup of coffee—or my favorite—crumbled on top of some Oatmeal Cookie Halo Top ice cream. Bon appetit!
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This Week's Most Popular Instagram Post:
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On a busy day when I don’t have time to devote to a proper “full workout”, I often do “micro workouts”, which are short movement sessions of 10 minutes or so that I weave into each hour of the day. For example, two days ago, I wandered out to the garage at the top of every hour for one #Tabata set on the air assault bike followed by 30 #bodyweight squats, 20 pushups, 10 pull-ups. By repeating this each hour during my day (total of 10 hours), I had done 40 minutes of HIIT, 300 squats, 200 pushups and 100 pull-ups by the end of the day! This style of working out also has a massive appetite suppressing effect, eliminates mindless eating, and keeps the #metabolism screaming high the entire day. Another favorite microworkout I like is to, again at the top of each hour, go out to my home gym and do 30 burpees, then one single set of 10 hex bar deadlifts as heavy as I can handle. Again, you can do the math: by the end of the day I’ve amassed 300 burpees and 100 heavy deadlifts! To learn more about this strategy, check out my friend Mark Sisson’s article on microworkouts (link in bio: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/benefits-of-microworkouts/). Do YOU do microworkouts? If so, what do you like? #hiit #microworkout #workoutmotivation #healthyliving #buipdmuscle #weighttraining #movement #cardio 📸: @itskelseyhess
This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
My lover Jessa is absolutely cool-ass, class-act lady. From rope climbing and chopping wood to dressing up all beyoo-tiful for a night out on the town, she’s just the best. Period.
Next March we’ll be married 16… https://t.co/1PQ8pKOqPj
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) August 18, 2019
My Most Popular Facebook Post This Week:
Drinking water is NOT the best way to hydrate – and yes, I’ll be doing a podcast with the author of the book Quench about this soon: https://amzn.to/2Z5Y8IIClick the link to learn more.
Leave your comments below – and any news or discoveries that you think I missed!