The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/25 – 1/31

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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!

How I Use My Leftover Cacao Shells (Amazing Chocolate Smoothie Recipe)

You no doubt have heard about my habit of occasionally drinking cacao tea instead of coffee some mornings, or as a dopamine-rich afternoon pick-me-up (great for fasting too!). MiCacao is the brand I use, and it literally tastes like drinking a rich chocolate bar – but is completely calorie-free. It is a loose-leaf chocolate tea made from the shell of the cacao bean and is 100% cocoa-based. It is completely natural, preservative-free, without any artificial flavors or starches, and is also organic, gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free. The ingredients are—drumroll, please… cacao nibs and cacao shells. I like to steep it in hot water with Omica Organics vanilla stevia, Ceylon cinnamon, and sea salt.

Problem is, I’ve felt guilty afterwards about just tossing the soaked shells. But I’ve found an amazing use for these shells: I’ve been soaking them in kefir for about 12 hours overnight in the fridge to soften them up even more, then using the soaked cacao shell “mush” as a base for smoothies. For example, into my Nutribullet, I add about a 1/4 cup of the cacao shell mush, then blend with a spoonful of almond butter, a bit of ice, kefir or coconut milk to desired texture, organic pumpkin mash, more cinnamon, and collagen peptides or protein powder, then top with unsweetened organic coconut flakes and a handful of cacao nibs. It’s amazing. You can get MiCacao here and try out the recipe. Let me know what you think!

Interesting Movie About Smart Drugs I Recently Watched On A Plane

I recently watched an interesting documentary on the plane called “Smart Drugs” (this is my treat to myself: I watch pretty much zero television, but on a long haul flight treat myself with a movie or a documentary!).

The premise is “If popping a pill could make you smarter and increase your memory would you take it”? After all, around the world, doctors, students, and white-collar workers are taking cognitive enhancement pills to work harder and longer. This movie did a good job exploring the oft-confusing world of smart drugs and nootropics, and I found it pretty entertaining to watch an immersive journalist who knew next to nothing about this world take an often humorous deep dive into brain enhancement via supplementation. You can watch it here (and it would pair quite well with Chapter 5 of my new book Boundless – which is all about the science of how smart drugs, nootropics, and psychedelics work, and exactly how to blend, dose, and stack them).


Podcasts I Recorded This Week:

Ben’s Top Biohacks, Saving Your Carbs For Night, Problems With Keto, The Amazing Healing Power Of Light & Much More!

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Articles I Published This Week:

Life Is An Ironman (Pace Yourself Accordingly).

– My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.


Articles & Podcasts I Was Featured In This Week:

The Armchair Nutritionist Podcast

Upgrade Your Body and Mind, Conversations with Tom Bilyeu


Special Announcements:


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Upcoming Events:

– February 15 to March 15: Hydration Solution Summit – Online. Join me and my dad Gary Greenfield to learn more about structured hydration (Our talk is March 7) The Hydration Solution Summit is FREE and online because water is a basic human right and everyone should have access to it. Get started here.

– February: Media tour of India! Feb 20 – 23 Bangalore, Feb 24 – 25 New Delhi, Feb 26 – 28 Mumbai – visit the calendar for details!

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This Week's Most Popular Instagram Post:

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Abdominal anatomy lesson… I’ve always said that abs were made in the kitchen… Meaning the foods that you eat are going to have a bigger impact on your abs or your six pack or whatever you want to call it compared to all the crunches or torso twists in the world. What I mean by that is that if you monitor your glycemic variability… Which is the extent to which your blood sugar fluctuates during the day…And also your levels of inflammation, particularly by paying attention to parameters such as your heart rate variability and your HSCRP levels… Then you’re going to be 90% of the way to getting the type of fat composition you desire. That being said, before heading to the airport for my big LA book launch tour, I completely blasted myself with a quick workout during the 30 minutes I had available. And yes, this one involve a little bit of biohacking. Using a high frequency power plate vibration platform, I did 10 rounds of 1minute speed squats holding 20lb med ball, 1m Spider-Man push-ups (google em) and 1m back bridges. Core was FRIED and snapped these quick pics after. If you have a gym with a vibration platform you should try this out sometime. Save this post for that. #beboundless #ablesson

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My Most Popular Facebook Post This Week:

How pharmaceuticals F up your brain (one quote: "people with lower cholesterol levels are more likely to die violent…

Posted by Ben Greenfield Fitness on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Leave your comments below – and any news or discoveries that you think I missed!

Cheers,

Ben

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4 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 1/25 – 1/31

  1. Brad says:

    You might recall that in 2019 that the NutriRECS Panel stated the following: No need to reduce red or processed meat consumption for health

    There were many news articles on this topic.

    The New York Times later reported that the lead author of the research by Nutrices failed to disclose past research ties to the meat and food industry.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/well/eat/scientist-who-discredited-meat-guidelines-didnt-report-past-food-industry-ties.html

    I am guessing that Ben did not post or comment about the pro-beef bias in those cases.

    Despite the claim of bias against Red Meat, fairly common health organizations with seemingly no food bias advise caution:

    The American Institute For Cancer Research: “The latest research shows that eating more than 12 to 18 ounces of red meat per week increases the risk of colorectal cancer”

    The American Cancer Society: “ACS dietary guidelines for cancer prevention advise people to eat a diet with an emphasis on plant foots. We recommend limiting consumption of processed meat and red meat, eatng at least 2.5 cups of vegetables and fruits every day, and choosing whole grains over refined grain products.”

    “The American Cancer Society continues to recommend limiting consumption of processed meat, as well as red meat, in order to save lives from cancer,” said Marji, a nutritional epidemiologist.”

    https://www.mysocietysource.org/Pages/newsdetails.aspx?ItemID=1361

    Also medical journal studies support a higher mortality with respect to red meat. From the Arch Intern Med.

    “Red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, CVD, and cancer mortality. Substitution of other healthy protein sources for red meat is associated with a lower mortality risk.”

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1134845

    And do you know who funded the above study? The National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. No anti-beef bias there.

    Question: Are there any preeminent medical journal articles (e.g., JAMA, Lancet) with mortality studies that support a high consumption of red meat? I would guess that no such articles exist!

  2. Doug Blasius says:

    LA book launch ?
    Where and when please.

  3. Jane says:

    Hi Ben
    I’m looking at the bonus resources from chapter 16 of your book and the link to the article on testosterone and living longer takes you part 1 of the cholesterol articles by Peter. Can you please fix the link.

    Thank you

  4. Brady Drazic says:

    Hi Ben

    Have you read the recent book The Future is Faster than you Think? I was intrigued listening to your podcast with Steven Kotler regarding the book Abundance. Are you going to do a podcast interview with Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis discussing longevity in the future?

    Thank you
    Brady

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