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!
– The New (Free) Country Music Album I Recorded
Dr. Matthew Cook (a super popular former podcast of mine) and I first met in 2018 and realized that in addition to our mutual love for health, wellness, medicine, biohacking and beyond, we shared a secret additional passion: country music. Both originating from the Rocky Mountain States (me Idaho and him Montana), we found ourselves merrily singing the likes of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and other old-school country favorites in between our nerdy chats about body and brain optimization. By the end of 2019, we decided to join forces and begin to fuel our passion by producing music to thrill and delight our patients, clients, friends, and family – and now you too can savor the audio experience that occurs when two guys with roots from the Rockies unite to make sweet, sweet country candy for your ears. Just visit RockyRootsMusic.com to download the tracks we made for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
– The New Gum I'm Chewing
Yep I'm a gum fiend. Chew gum all day long to assist with appetite cravings, metabolism, jaw strength, vagus nerve activation and plenty more. In addition to my favorites: Slique gum (for metabolism and weight loss and carb cravings) and Lucy (nicotine) gum, I just discovered “Mighty Gum,” a new, tasty 100% natural and artificial sweetener free blend that contains adaptogens, botanicals, and vitamins that support the body’s natural ability to protect itself. It contains:
- Ashwagandha: Helps your body manage stress and anxiety
- Astragalus: Builds and balances the immune system
- Elderberry: Fights inflammation and infection
- Reishi Mushroom: Activates the immune response
This stuff comes in a mouth-watering berry flavor that I absolutely have been digging and chewing a ton of, and you can get it here.
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– February 15 – 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 18: Supplements Revealed – Online. Learn everything you need to know about supplements from myself and other leading experts in health and nutrition like Steven Gundry, Jayson & Mira Calton, Tyler Lebaron, and Dr. Terry Wahls. Register for free here
– Feb 20 – 23 Bangalore, Feb 24 – 25 New Delhi, Feb 26 – 28 Mumbai. Media tour of India! Visit the calendar for details
– April 4 -6: Wild Health Summit – Versailles, KY. Take a journey into the world of genomics-based personalized medicine. Learn what it takes to better manage patients using a personalized approach. Using genomics and individual markers, we are able to optimize health, battle chronic diseases, and increase life expectancy in a remarkable way. Come learn how to integrate these methods into your practice to move away from using medicine as a band-aid and instead using medicine to cure. Register here
– April 24 – 26: 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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𝗪𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠? Boundless includes some tips from some of my favorite fitness and longevity enthusiasts. They each contributed their non-negotiables for staying young Antiaging Tip #1: Eat Real Food (Charles Eugster) Variety is key. He avoids sugar and eat lots of meat, especially fat. Fat! Piles of fat. Yet, while in a supermarket he was perplexed to find yogurt with zero fat. Can you imagine a hunter-gatherer enjoying a low-fat yogurt? Tip #2: Learn New Stuff (Laird Hamilton) Laird’s garage is chock-full of unique toys that Laird has invented to attack ocean waves in new ways. It is also packed with skis, snowboards, Jet Skis, foil boards, balance-training devices, and all manner of different tools to force his brain and muscles to maintain neurons and build new ones. Tip #3: Lift, Move, Sprint (Mark Sisson) Rather than engaging in long, slow chronic cardio, he instead does short, fast, all-out sprint workouts at least once a week, all year long. He doesn’t overdo these and recommends performing such workouts (ultimate frisbee, high-intensity treadmill intervals, or hard uphill cycling) once every seven to ten days. Tip #4: Do Epic Things (Don Wildman) Don not only performed this epic workout up until his death but also went mountain biking on difficult trails for miles every single day and enjoyed stand-up paddleboarding, big-wave surfing, and even helicopter snowboarding. Tip #5: Train Eccentrically (Art De Vany) The ripped, eighty-year-old Art De Vany, one of the founders of the ancestral fitness movement, gets away with extremely short weight-training episodes of just fifteen minutes per day by using an exercise strategy called “eccentric training.” Eccentric training refers to the lengthening or lowering portion of a lift, during which the muscle tends to become more stressed and stimulated compared to the concentric, positive, lifting phase of an exercise. Tip #6: Stay Supple (Olga Kotelko) Olga didn’t beat up her body without going out of her way to recover and stay supple. Book a weekly or monthly massage or do short, daily foam-rolling routines. Head over to BoundlessBook.com to grab a copy today!
This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
People are 25 percent happier if they keep gratitude journals, sleep one-half hour more per evening, and exercise 33 percent more each week compared to persons who are not keeping these journals. https://t.co/yJIgXZJrWI
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) February 9, 2020
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