The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 8/22 – 8/28

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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!

New Ketosis Book I’m Enjoying

My friend and science writer Travis Christofferson just finished his book, Ketones, The Fourth Fuel: Warburg to Krebs to Veech, the 250 Year Journey to Find the Fountain of Youth. In it, he weaves a fascinating narrative of humanity's quest to understand how our bodies produce energy—transporting you on a scientific expedition from the past to the present, across early modern Europe to modern laboratories spanning the globe.

Ketones, The Fourth Fuel follows Nobel Prize-winning scientists from the 19th and 20th centuries as they map the pathways and cycles that comprise human metabolism. I’m getting a new and lasting appreciation for the silent chemical motion that keeps us alive and healthy. Ultimately, the narrative arrives at a remarkable discovery that rewrites everything we thought we knew about metabolism—with profound therapeutic consequences.

Coming back to the present, Christofferson reminds us that Americans are sicker than they have ever been. Heart disease, cancer, dementia, obesity, and type 2 diabetes are rapidly becoming the norm. Yet we are presented with a revelation: the realization that we all have a potent, and easy-to-access hybrid metabolism that generates a different fuel, the fourth fuel, that “supercharges” our metabolism in a way that slows aging and by-passes the metabolic dysfunction that leads to the multitude of diseases that plague modern society. This book is worth a read, and well written from a historical perspective as well. Get it here.

Podcasts I Recorded This Week:

Age-Reversal Tips: You Can Be Younger (How To Use The Power Of Your Mind to Look & Feel 10 Years Younger).

This episode was brought to you by Kion Clean Energy Bars (code BGF20), Butcher Box, Beatin' Path Media, Four Sigmatic (code BENGREENFIELD), and Lucy Nicotine Gum (code BEN20).


Modafinil: Is This Wildly Popular Smart Drug Safe And Effective? (& What It Can Do For Your Sleep Cycles & Brain Health).

This episode was brought to you by Kion Creatine (code BGF20), Beekeeper's Naturals (BEN), Thrive Market (Receive a gift card worth up to $20 when you begin a new membership), and Seed Daily Synbiotic (code BEN15).


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Articles I Published This Week:

Inside Isometrics: The Performance-Enhancing, Muscle-Boosting, Long-Forgotten Exercise Modality That You Can Do Anywhere.

Sabbath Ramblings: Hope.

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

Special Announcements: 

::: Get Magic Spoon's Keto-Friendly, Low-Carb Cereals Shipped To Your Door For Free :::

Remember watching morning cartoons while eating a big bowl of fruity, frosted, or chocolatey cereal, then gulping down the deliciously transformed milk afterward?

Well, now you can relive those “magical” mornings, and your children can create those same memories—only with far healthier versions of the cereal you grew up with.

Magic Spoon has masterfully recreated the flavors and textures of your favorite childhood cereals. (You have to try the chocolate flavor, which is like CocoPuffs, but with NO SUGAR.) Trust me, this stuff is delicious and is sure to brighten up your mornings!

You can get Magic Spoon cereal here, and code BENGREENFIELD will get you free shipping on as many boxes as you want.

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Upcoming Events:

September 26-28: Brain Biohacking Summit, Lexington, KY & Online. Join me at the Kentucky Castle—along with super-special guests such as one of the godfathers of plant medicine, Jim Fadiman; top regenerative medicine doc, Dr. Matt Cook; decorated Crossfit champ, Julie Foucher; herbalist, medicine maker, and wildcrafter, Andrew Ozinskas; my own personal mentor (top secret, unnamed person I’ve been working with for two years); and more—for an unforgettable weekend filled with:

  • Cold/hot thermogenesis training and use of sauna, cryotherapy unit, and ice bath at the castle…
  • Wild food foraging and wild herb foraging in the forest followed by a scrumptious, mouth-watering post-foraging feast…
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and gratitude sessions…
  • Full breathwork session followed by an immersion in holotropic breathwork (a life-changing experience if you’ve never done it!)…
  • And much, much more…

If you want to discover everything you’ll need for the rest of your life to optimize your cognitive function and upgrade your brain (and also get access to never-before-seen material on plant medicine, breathwork, and beyond) you won't want to miss this event.

You can click here to attend the event live (*seats are extremely limited!*) or you can register to attend online for full access to all talks. Whether you plan to attend in person or online, you can use code BEN to save 20%.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This Week's Most Popular Instagram Post

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I have a confession: I poop once per day.⁣ ⁣ One smooth, glorious morning movement, and then I'm done. And I don't really think about number 2 at all until the next day. It's quite convenient, especially compared to my old days of hitting the head a handful of times during the day, straining, always feeling like I had something “still inside.” ⁣ How do I keep my digestive tract running so smoothly, you ask?⁣ ⁣ 1. @kion Coffee Enema: Don’t laugh. Once a week, I do a coffee enema once per week because I carry a higher genetic risk for colon cancer. This practice has numerous potential benefits including mechanical cleansing of the colon, increased lymphatic drainage, and improving liver function. For you skeptics, I have a full article detailing all of the benefits of a coffee enema that you can find by clicking the link in my bio.⁣ ⁣ 2. Squatty Potty: The @squattypotty is a toilet stool that puts you in the correct, ancestral position for fast and easy elimination, namely by ensuring you don’t have any colorectal “kinks” while defecating. It helps with constipation and straining during bathroom movements, hip tightness and more! (link in bio)⁣. If you don’t have one, and you’re limber, you can just squat on your toilet seat. ⁣ 3. Breathe: Breathing properly seems to make just about anything in life better, including your daily poo. Ideally, as you breathe in and your diaphragm expands, you should “relax” your pelvic muscles and sphincter, then as you breathe in and the diaphragm contracts, you can contract or squeeze those same muscles. This is a “reverse kegel” in case you want to Google it and learn more. Want more tips and info on all things digestion, gut health, and microbiome? Stay tuned for much more later this week! What tummy questions do you have? Drop them in the comments below!

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My Most Popular Facebook Post This Week:

Happy Friday! Go get ‘em tiger. 💕💕💕What's everyone's weekend plans?#carpediem #weekendvibes

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2 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 8/22 – 8/28

  1. Devansh Das says:

    Please use this product to our health and fitness

  2. Tito says:

    Hi Ben

    Thank you for sharing your depth of knowledge with the world, you’re an incredible resource. I’ve been overjoyed to be reading your book Boundless and to verify so many assumptions I’ve had about things such as inflammation, CNS recovery times, and much more. I’ve been speaking to Marge and am working on getting my tests completed that you recommend and I will be signing up for a Fitness and Nutrition plan, I really can’t wait.

    I’m writing to ask you about the recommendation you made above for the cereal Magic Spoon. Is this something you really recommend? I used the link provided to visit their page and the ingredients seem a bit unclear. Specifically I’m concerned about the ingredient “oil blend”. After reading what you wrote about bad oils hurting the brain this is something I am on the look for.

    If I’m ever in doubt about something I want to try or think I should avoid I always google it with your name. I know you’re a no nonsense guy who backs everything up with hard data and I appreciate that so much.

    Thanks for your time and for giving other humans a change to be Boundless as well!

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