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!
– One Of The Best Books I've Read, Ever.
My friend Ryan Holiday is one of my favorite authors, ever. From his home run books “The Obstacle Is the Way” and “Ego Is the Enemy,” he is a real wizard at making ancient wisdom palatable to a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. But in this new book, Stillness Is The Key, Ryan, in my opinion, absolutely hits the ball out into the parking lot.
He draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead, but he does so in a truly inspirational way that makes this book amongst my top ten reads, period. In Stillness Is The Key, he outlines a path for achieving this ancient, but urgently necessary way of living.
Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, from Confucius to Seneca… Marcus Aurelius to Thich Nhat Hanh… John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche… he argues that stillness is not mere inactivity—but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus. More than ever, we are overwhelmed. We face obstacles and egos and competition. Stillness Is The Key offers a simple but inspiring antidote to the stress of 24/7 news and social media.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. You can pick up on Amazon here.
– A Tasty New Way To Get Hydrogen Rich Water
Hydrogen enriched water has a ton of research behind it that you can learn more about in my podcast interview on hydrogen water here. Traditionally, you'd use a hydrogen water generator, or hydrogen water tablets, to make it, but a new company called “H2Bev” is now creating very, very tasty canned hydrogen water in Lemon-Lime Hydro Shot, Lemon-Lime and Beet-Power Plus flavors. (Interestingly, the Beet-Power Plus actually amplifies the effect of the hydrogen due to the nitrates in the beets.)
Hydrogen water has been shown to stabilize cholesterol, improve the skin, increase cognition, fight inflammation, protect against radiation damage, ameliorate gastrointestinal disorders, and, when taken pre-workout, it decreases lactic acid levels, supports mitochondrial ATP production, and may prevent early fatigue, micro-injury, and oxidation related overtraining.
I highly recommend you check out the H2Bev website and grab a case of this stuff for yourself. It's a real shot in the arm. Use code: BEN to save 10%.
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::: The Most Comprehensive, Research-based Blueprint For Full-body, Brain, and Spirit Optimization :::
My team and I have been working hard to put the finishing touches on over 600 pages of stellar content in my new book, Boundless. It’s a big one. At one point, an editor asked me to trim it down. My answer? No way.
I have a wealth of knowledge from the trenches and the lab to share with you. I refused to limit the book so it fits better on a store shelf. That’s not why I wrote it.
I wrote it to be the most comprehensive, research-based blueprint for full-body, brain, and spirit optimization.
Look for a big announcement this month with special bonuses that I’m working on. Sign up here to be the first to know when it goes on sale, and to get in on all of the early bird goodies!
::: Last Chance To Join Me For The FREE Sexual Vitality Summit :::
The Sexual Vitality Summit encore weekend is underway—all talks are unlocked NOW through Monday at 10am EST!
At this amazing health event, we learned that more people than ever feel sexually disabled, and most suffer in silence, longing for the connection and pleasure that is their birthright as human beings.
In this ground-breaking event, I join 27 experts, doctors, and sexologists to 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 speaking specifically on:
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- Pros and cons of testosterone replacement therapy…
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– October 26: SoCal Beast and Sprint Spartan, Tejon Ranch, Lebec CA. One of the more picturesque courses on the Spartan circuit, Tejon Ranch offers virtually untouched land with steep inclines, rugged mountains, oak-covered rolling hills, and heavily wooded valleys. Click here to sign up, and try not to get too distracted by the breathtaking views.
– November 23: AT&T Park Stadium Sprint Spartan, San Francisco, CA. When was the last time you got to run around a major league baseball field? Expect to be thrown a few curve balls (so to speak) as you navigate staircases, dugouts, and tunnels that make up the AT&T Park’s five levels. Sign up here.
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