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!
-New Gum I’m Chewing
I am often asked what kind of gum I am chewing in my videos. Frankly, although I dig the LUCY nicotine gum, I’m chewing less and less nicotine these days and switching instead to gum made of essential oil, called Slique. I just felt like I may have been overdoing the nicotine and this Slique gum is about the most incredibly tasty and healthy stuff you can get. Ancient travelers throughout the Middle East used raw frankincense resin for its nutritional content and ability to help control hunger. Slique Gum offers those same benefits in a modern delivery system that helps control food cravings and improve oral health.
Ingredients are as follows: Frankincense Resin (Boswellia frereana), Gumbase, Isomalt, Sorbitol, Natural Flavors, Calcium Stearate, Natural Sweeteners, Colors (Red Cabbage Juice, Turmeric,), Slimming Fresh Mint Essential Oil Blend: (Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) Oil, Spearmint (Mentha Spicata) Leaf Oil], Xylitol
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
There are no artificial colors or flavors, and although I do occasionally still chew nicotine gum, this Slique stuff is next level. Pick some up here under “Popular Healthy + Fit Products.” You’ll thank me later. Also, be sure to enter code: 606426.
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::: Save 15% On “Superfoods From The Hive” :::
I've been traveling a ton lately, just in time for cold and flu season, and aside from Kion Oregano Oil, I have another lesser-known airplane hack. I'm talking about bee propolis. I spray this stuff in my mouth whenever I'm on an airplane or really when I'm anywhere there might be airborne pollutants.
Bee propolis has incredible germ-fighting properties. It's got over 300 different vitamins, minerals, and compounds in it. It's nature's ultimate defender and it tastes pretty dang good, too.
The company that makes it is called Beekeeper's Natural, and they've got plenty of other goodies on their site too—including Brain Fuel, Hive Superfood Complex, Superfood Cacao Honey, and much more.
Just go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/beekeepers and enter code: BEN at checkout to save 15%. You'll ‘bee' glad you did.
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– January 14, 2020: Bouley Test Kitchen – New York, NY. Join me and Chef David Bouley for a crucial discussion “21 Ways to Become Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize your Body, and Defy Aging.” My presentation will be followed by a wellness-inspired five-course dinner created by Chef David Bouley, accompanied with wine. Each guest will receive a promotional copy of my new book, Boundless. Space is limited, so get your tickets here now.
– April 24 – 26, 2020: Paleo f(x) – Austin, TX. Join me and dozens of health and fitness experts to discover the latest breakthroughs in epigenetics, biohacking, Keto, AIP, nootropics, blood testing, strength conditioning, sleep, stress and much more. Try out delicious new foods, discover new workouts, and even try new gadgets in the biohacking lab. Register here.
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This Week's Most Popular Instagram Post:
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I’ve gained ~15lbs of lean muscle in the last few months. Swipe through the photos to see exactly how I’ve maintained 4.7% body fat while simultaneously putting on a bunch of muscle. For the cliffnotes version: No. 1 supplement has been hands-down @kion Aminos. These babies are truly the best biohack for building lean muscle, and I take them nearly every day (link in bio) Fasted morning cardio for 30 min, followed by 2-5 minute cold soak/shower Afternoon full body functional weight training, BFR workout, HIIT cardio, or a mix A diet full of organ meats, fish, tubers, berries, raw honey, and an occasional glass of organic wine at night post-exercise Grounding, minerals, sunlight exposure, cold, and sauna Pretty simple, but consistency has been the key. I’m thinking about doing another mini-series on my entire muscle-building protocol… what do you guys think?
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So much for getting up at 4am to “crush the day” https://t.co/8W5SpnzvO1
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) November 17, 2019
My Most Popular Facebook Post This Week:
OK…deep breath. Here we go. It's time for me to venture into “new territory.” And no, this new territory doesn't involve biohacks, supplements, masochistic workouts, or fringe enemas.Instead, my brand new and first work of fiction – The Forest – is officially ready for order! I’m grateful to all my readers and to everyone who influenced and helped me get to this moment. In truth, I've actually derived a great deal of inspiration for this book from the questions I've gotten from people like YOU about life, health, fitness, spirituality, and natural living; and because of that, I've woven concepts such as survival, body science, parenting, breathwork, the elements of earth, air, water and fire, and much more into the story.But releasing a book to the world takes a village, so I’m turning to YOU for your help in spreading the word about The Forest, which is the just the first title of a 5-part fantasy fiction series I’m currently writing. Here are two quick ways you can help:1. Get The Forest! This is the single most important way to help. Just imagine your friends, family, children or you yourself opening this thrilling title as a unique gift this Holiday season. I’m going to be gifting The Forest to plenty of my loved ones and would encourage you to do the same! Here’s how to get it: Head over to bengreenfieldbooks.com/theforest/ (link in bio) 2. Share The Forest With Your Community! We all live in networks of connection and my guess is, there is someone in your community who would enjoy this book right now. It's as simple as sharing the link bengreenfieldbooks.com/theforest with your friends, family, or anyone else you know who is into fiction or who you think would enjoy my new book. When you share, feel free to tag #TheForestBook #WorldLeapers, along with @BenGreenfieldBooks on Instagram and @BenG_Greenfield on Twitter.So who’s ready to read The Forest!
Posted by Ben Greenfield Fitness on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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