Welcome to my Weekly Roundup!
In one convenient post, you're about to discover the most important things I've noticed this week, including the latest news from the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research, the top photos, videos and stories from this week, upcoming events and speaking appearances, giveaways, specials and a host of other things you may have missed.
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Supplement – Black Cumin Seed Oil: A gut test I recently performed on myself and discovered that…drumroll please…I have a touch of candida in my digestive tract. While most people know I am a huge fan of oregano as an immune and gut tonic, and I certainly started into a 3x/day protocol of this oregano, I also decided to give black cumin seed oil a go, as the studies on this spicy, savory oil are pretty staggering and go far beyond candida and include prevention of cancer, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, skin disorders and infections like MRSA . Click here to get the same black cumin seed I got, which is some of the most organic and concentrated stuff you'll find. Good lil' oil to have around the pantry in my opinion.
Food – Garlic: As if the candida thing weren't enough, I also came down with the flu – which meant I was sick for the first time in seven years. Fortunately, I've written before about how to drop the nuclear bomb on the cold and flu and in this case, I heeded my own advice and went nuts on garlic. I'm personally careful about excessive garlic clove consumption as it is highly fermentable in the gut, so I went with high dose garlic in capsule form instead. How much garlic should you take? Brace yourself: about 9,000 mg of high-allicin garlic once and, if you can stomach it, up to twice daily. For this, I'm a huge fan of “Allimax“, one of the few highly absorbable forms of high-dose garlic that exists. A word of warning: this potent form of high-dose garlic can often cause stomach and esophagus burning if you consume on an empty stomach or don't eat food afterwards, and you will reek of a pretty strong sulfur odor soon after taking it, but it will absolutely saturate your body with garlic's well-researched virus-killing effects. If you are brave enough, you can also include at a separate time of day about 3,600 mg a day of aged garlic extract – which is different than high-allicin garlic. There are unique immune-boosting compounds in aged garlic that work a bit differently than the compounds found in high-allicin garlic. For aged garlic, I am a fan of the brand “Kyolic“.
Gear – X3Bar: On my recent trip to Florida, I shoved this entire bar, along with all the included elastic bands, into my bag for a portable gym. Based on the concept of variable resistance training, it allows me to generate hundreds of pounds of force under extremely tight tension. Designed by medical engineer John Jaquish (who I'll be releasing a podcast with soon), it's about the closest you can get to putting an entire squat rack in your travel bag, and still being able to slip something into the overhead compartment on the airplane. Not sure whether to thank or hate John for the ensuing sweaty sufferfest in my hotel room, but what can I say? This portable device packs a punch. You can get one here for $50 off with code Ben at checkout.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week
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::: We Need Congress To Stop Dishing Out Bad Science :::
Americans’ lack of physical fitness is affecting everything from our military, who are struggling to find enough recruits who are fit to serve, to rising costs in treating diabetes. As a personal trainer and wellness consultant, I believe exercise is critical for a healthy lifestyle. Yet, despite how much time and effort people invest trying to get in shape, they rarely meet their goals.
Since the introduction of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), some 35 years ago, Americans have seen sharp increases in rates of nutrition-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and it appears things are only getting worse. We need dietary guidelines that promote the scientifically sound approach to losing weight, getting healthy, and reversing the devastating health trends in our country.
::: 20% off VIP and Premier Paleof(x) Tickets for Paleo Awareness Month :::
Are you planning to attend the Paleof(x) 2018 conference in Austin, TX this April? Now is a great time to get your ticket. To celebrate Paleo Awareness Month, Paleof(x) is offering 20% off all Premier and VIP tickets. Just use code “paleo20” at checkout.
Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier holistic wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, self-development, spirituality, relationships, entrepreneurship, & everything in between. Paleo f(x)™ is the Who’s Who gathering of the ancestral health movement. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! We bring the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life.
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Gainswave is a special type of protocol that is technically called “extracorporeal shock wave therapy,” also known as “Audio Frequency Shockwave Therapy.” This technique uses mild acoustical waves to “shock” a male or female’s genitals back to life in the case of things like low drive or erectile dysfunction or to turn “up” your overall drive and enhance pleasure.
::: Men's Wellness Summit :::
If you’re a man (or love one in your life!), join the Men's Wellness Summit to learn from experts (including me) who cover the most important chronic conditions facing men today. Together we can help more men implement practical ways to improve energy, lose weight, boost brain power, maximize athletic and sexual performance, live longer, have long-lasting relationships and feel better than ever before. In my interview I will cover:
- Sleep: an underestimated tool to enhance performance
- Tools and techniques to optimize recovery
- Using heart rate variability to assess fitness
-March 2-3, 2018: 2018 Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference & Scientific Seminar, Weston, FL. Top stem cell innovators, researchers, and medical practitioners will be joining to further the field of regenerative medicine. Attend the two-day seminar to discover the latest in the field and learn how regenerative therapies can help your practice grow. Featured speaker: Ben Greenfield. Get your ticket here.
–March 24-25, 2018: San Jose Super and Sprint Weekend, Diablo, CA. There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend of distance and speed. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast. Bring out all the support you've got for this one, spectators welcome! Aroo! Get your tickets here.
-April 27-29, 2018: Paleof(x) in Austin, TX. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleof(x) is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there! Sign up now to be the first to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin!
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Give my company, @kion, a follow for even more tips and suggestions to enhance your mind, body and spirit and check out our products for optimizing performance– link in bio. ・・・ The next time you hit the gym, resist piling on the weights and instead move every rep at a lighter weight far more quickly and explosively. If you’d like to try this approach with cardio instead, see if you can run at a cadence of at least 90 steps per minute or cycle at a cadence of 120＋ RPM with very short bouts of 20 to 60 seconds. See what it feels like to increase the cadence, train speed and to pay attention to that component of the nervous system that a lot of people neglect when they train.
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This week on Snapchat I checked in with you from where I am staying in Aventura, Florida and filmed a little sexual enhancement story for you. I am in Florida throughout the weekend for a host of exciting events. First stop: a trip to the Gainswave Clinic for a platelet rich plasma injection and Gainswave acoustic sound therapy for my nether regions. Gainswave is a potent natural alternative to viagra and they have practitioners around the country. To receive your own Gainswave treatment for a whopping 30% off, just click here.
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