The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 3/17 – 3/23

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Weekly Roundup

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!

-Nutrition hack – Ample Meal: Last year, in the podcast “The Problem With Meal Replacements, Soylent Knockoffs & A Radical New Superfood“, I interviewed my friend Connor Young about a meal replacement formula he designed that contains macadamia nut oil, pre-biotics, chlorella, probiotics and a host of other such ingredients.  Since then, Connor has developed a keto version he calls “Ample-K”. Ample-K is advertised as a comprehensive meal in a bottle with real-food ingredients. But Connor has tailored the original Ample formula to support a ketogenic lifestyle – with ketogenic macros, extra magnesium and potassium, MCTs, and plenty of fiber. I’ve been tossing it in a blender with a bunch of ice and bone broth for a quick, ice-cream-like smoothie with no carbs and a nutty, pleasant flavor. The nutrition label is below, and you can get Ample here with code “BEN” for 15% off your first purchase.

-Workout tool – NEUFit: I only did two workouts this week and was sore as hell. You can view both my workouts in .pdf format by clicking here for Workout 1 and clicking here for Workout 2. The workouts were supplied to me by the wicked smart guys over at Neu.fit and I performed them while wearing the NEUBIE, which is NeuFit’s patent-pending electro-stimulation device. NEUBIE is an acronym for “NEURO-BIO-ELECTRIC STIMULATOR.” The NEUBIE can find neurological deficits in the human body with incredible precision, and has two main benefits – 1) it provides direct current (DC), and 2) it matches the signals the nervous system already sends naturally on its own. Using DC is important because it has numerous, positive biological effects. DC fields accelerate the body’s own physiological processes of healing, repair, and regeneration. Although this has been known for a long time, most devices out there are alternating current (AC). These devices are cheaper and easier to engineer, and most people don’t know the difference. Unfortunately, they don’t have anywhere near the effect at the cellular level. The NEUBIE is admittedly expensive but incredible for rehab or for training. It now holds a hallowed place in my gym. You can contact NEUFit here and mention my name for a major deal, or you can travel to Austin, Texas to have these guys work on injuries or re-train your muscles in their gym. Ask for Chaz or Garrett if you call these folks.

-Book – GLOW15: My friend Naomi Whittel just wrote this brand new book that, on the outside, appears to be a cheesy skincare book for women (in my humble opinion…sorry Naomi), but on the inside is chock full of a deep, deep dive into rebooting your cells, cellular autophagy, fasting combined with protein cycling and how to use sperm (yes, sperm), mayonnaise, lipids and a host of other little-known strategies to induce natural programmed cell death and induce longevity, skin reinvention and a host of other beneficial effects. I folded over two dozen pages in this book, and I definitely recommend adding it to your must-read list. Full title of the book is “Glow15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life” and you can click here for my podcast with Naomi.


Podcasts I Recorded This Week

Every month, I release never-before-seen videos, audios and .pdf’s inside the BenGreenfieldFitness “Premium” channel (just $10/year to access!). You can click here to go Premium and access an entire vault of protected content!

A Crazy, New Cutting-Edge Method To Instantly Repair Your DNA In The Comfort Of Your Own Home: Everything You Need To Know About The Eng3 NanoVi Device.

– Drinking Sperm, Smearing Mayonnaise On Your Face, Protein Cycling & A Cell Death Deep Dive With Author Naomi Whittel.

Get The Low Carb Athlete - 100% Free!Eliminate fatigue and unlock the secrets of low-carb success. Sign up now for instant access to the book!

Cell Autophagy


Articles I Published This Week:

– 5 Shocking Findings That Suggest Endurance Could All Be In Your Head (& 3 Ways To Fool Your Brain).

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:

Living An Experimental, Active, and Functional Lifestyle ft. Ben Greenfield || HVMN Podcast Ep. 60

– Ben Greenfield on Biohacking Your Morning, Your Performance, and Your Life – Episode 229

My Self Defense Whys!

The Smart Art of Endurance Training Mastermind Panel


Special Announcements:

::: Forever Labs Mega Giveaway! Win a Stem Cell Treatment! :::

This is crazy! I am really excited to announce that one lucky person will WIN appointment to bank stem cells with Forever Labs! To enter to win, just click here!

I had bone marrow extracted from my hip and banked for later use at the Forever Labs clinic in Berkeley, CA in November. Stem cells extracted from bone marrow and injected into the bloodstream are especially useful for anti-aging, repairing joints and tissue, and more.

Your stem cells replenish your blood, bone, immune system and other vital tissues and body systems. Research suggests the decline in the number and viability of bone marrow stem cells plays a role in the physical decline associated with aging. By storing your young stem cells, you will be able to use them to fight age-related diseases and perhaps, aging itself.

Ready to WIN? Just click here to enter!

Curious about how Forever Labs works? Click here to learn more about their locations, physicians, pricing, and more. If you don’t want to take chances on the giveaway and are ready to bank your youthful stem cells today, you can save $250 on your procedure with code GREENFIELD.

All entries must be received by April 10 11:59 PM PST to be considered to win. Winner must travel to a Forever Labs physician for the procedure in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Raleigh-Durham, Detroit-Ann Arbor, Washington DC, Nashville, and Austin. Limit one entry per person.

::: NEW Arrivals to Kion Shop! :::

My company now offers the Christian Gratitude Journal, TianChi Adaptogenic Herb Complex, and Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite* for purchase on GetKion.com.

TianChi is a potent blend of a unique category of herbs called adaptogens – herbs that facilitate your body’s “adaptation” to stress. They help your body maintain, build or mend it’s own natural healthy processes, even if you’re exposed to a wide range of external and internal stressors.

The Christian Gratitude Journal I developed myself is simple and elegant. You’ll answer three easy questions each day, specifically designed to enhance your spiritual life, your relationships, your physical health and your mind.

The Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite is not your typical multivitamin. Created using superior forms of vitamins and minerals, it is actually two unique formulations, with the complete simplicity of 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules in the evening. The A.M. formula promotes energy production during the daytime, while the P.M. formula enhances rest and recovery at night.* This high-performance nutritional regimen is NSF Certified for Sport®.

Kion is the company I created as your resource for everything for a balanced mind-body-spirit approach to living life to the fullest, built upon a unique blend of ancient wisdom, modern science and rigorous, real life testing. We create and deliver products, information, entertainment, coaching, consulting, and a global community for anyone who wants to discover and experience the pinnacle of health, performance and longevity, and to live an adventurous, fulfilling, joyful and limitless life as a fully optimized human.

*Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite only available to ship to US addresses

::: Sign up for my “VIP Text Club” to Receive Exclusive Content, Free Stuff and More :::

Every week in my VIP text club I give away free stuff, never-before-seen deals and insider tips. Just text the word “FITNESS” to 411-247 to join and opt-out anytime.

::: 20% off VIP / 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.

::: Submit Your Comment to Before March 30 to Change American Dietary Guidelines :::

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.

Continue reading my op-ed for The Hill, and submit your public comment about establishing new Dietary Guidelines for Americans today before the deadline, approaching on March 30.


Upcoming Events:

 March 25, 2018: Tough Mudder X Open, Sacramento, CA. Tough Mudder X Open is your chance to test your mettle against The Toughest Mile on the Planet. This open event is for any Mudder tough enough (and crazy enough) to tackle a mixture of epic obstacles, workout zones, and a one-mile course so wild it pushed The Toughest Athletes on the Planet to their limits. Individual male and female winners will be crowned, and should you top the podium at your event, you’ll earn a spot on course to battle head-to-head against those very same Fittest Athletes on the Planet in the Tough Mudder X World Championship. 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!

– May 5-6, 2018: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Bigfork MT. Join the Spartan Race and discover beautiful Kalispell, Montana as we attempt to make history by breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for most people performing burpees at one time!

– May 26, 2018: Train to Hunt Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out west, or are past your prime, join me and make yourself a better hunter through fitness.

-View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here


This Week’s Most Popular Instagram Pic:

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This entire week, in an attempt to try an N=1 of the popular, sexy "carnivorous diet", I've been eating a giant-ass, grass-fed, grass-finished French cut ribeye steak from @uswellnessmeats for dinner each night (admittedly, along with a few slices of fresh tomato or sautéed cucumber and celery, and a big glass of organic @fitvine_wine. (Use code GREENFIELD10 for 10% off yours. Link in bio.) I have gotten plenty of questions about what my actual recipe is for serving up a delicious steak. It's quite simple, really: 1) in a giant cast iron skillet I pool a generous quantity of "Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil", which is naturally packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and magnesium, and has a very high smoke point of 480 °F , which makes it the perfect companion for grilling or pan-searing meats and vegetables. 2) I then take the slab of meat, and slather it in black pepper, cayenne pepper, fresh chopped rosemary and thyme, and Ava Jane's Kitchen Colima Sea Salt, which pairs well with the avocado oil as a coarse, crunchy, moist unrefined sea salt that enhances every bite of steak with an explosion of crunchy, salty goodness. 3) On the stovetop in a cast-iron skillet, I sear the steak on one side for 4 minutes, the other side for 4 minutes, then I broil for 1 minute on each side, remove from the broil and finish with 1 final sear on each side on the stovetop. 4) I let it rest for 5 minutes, pour all the salt and herb-infused oils from the skillet on top of the steak and dig my teeth in then slowly slip into carnivorous nirvana. Bon appetit, baby. (Finish watching on Facebook. Link in bio!) #steak #steakdinner #meateater #redmeat #carnivore #carnivorousdiet

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This Week’s Most Popular Tweet:


This Week’s Most Popular Facebook Post:

OK, OK – I realize this isn't a true, dyed-in-the-wool #carnivorediet, but I did indeed have a big-ass grass-fed,…

Posted by Ben Greenfield Fitness on Saturday, March 17, 2018


This Week’s Most Popular Snapchat Story:

This week on Snapchat I went on an epic health hacking journey through middle America, visiting fringe, albeit world-renowned health practitioners for high-dose vitamin C injections, an amniotic stem cell injection, the craziest “chiropractic” I’ve ever had in my life! And much, much more…

Be the first to follow my unique experiences by joining me on Snapchat!


This Week’s Most Popular Pin from Pinterest:

Ben Greenfield’s Morning Routine: My Exact Morning Routine Unveiled Step-By-Step


Ben Greenfield Fitness saved to “Ben’s Nutrition Advice”. Read the article here.


Featured Product – NEW:

The Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite is not your typical multivitamin. Created using superior forms of vitamins and minerals, it is actually two unique formulations, with the complete simplicity of 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules in the evening. The A.M. formula promotes energy production during the daytime, while the P.M. formula enhances rest and recovery at night.* This high-performance nutritional regimen is NSF Certified for Sport®.

Some of the key unique characteristics of Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite include:

  • Vitamins K1 and K2 – most multivitamins use only K1, but vitamin K2 is crucial for proper calcium metabolism.
  • Natural folate (5-MTHF) instead of folic acid (a large part of the population can’t even properly convert folic acid to folate)
  • Methylcobalamin instead of cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin has been shown to be the better-absorbed form of vitamin B12.
    Active, tissue ready forms of vitamins B2 and B6
  • Chelated minerals to ensure optimal absorption
  • Higher doses of magnesium and calcium than typically found in a multivitamin, which is especially important for athletes and exercise enthusiasts.
  • A unique form of curcumin – Curcumin Phytosome (curcumin that has been complexed with phosphatidylcholine for superior bioavailability). This supports joint health and liver detox, gut health, and cardiovascular function by helping to maintain your body’s natural inflammatory response.
  • A special form of green tea called Green Tea Phytosome (green tea complexed with phosphatidylcholine for superior bioavailability), which supplies the antioxidant, liver protective, and metabolic benefits of green tea, without all the caffeine.
  • Relora – a proprietary blend of plant extracts from Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense. This is included in the multivitamin formula to help you with relaxation, curb late-night food cravings, and balance your cortisol and DHEA levels.

Because of the state of the current food supply and the fact that most people don’t eat the recommended daily serving of fruits and vegetables, nutrition experts agree that a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement should be taken daily. This should be considered “dietary insurance”, ensuring you’re receiving the proper amounts of essential nutrients to support your health.

Because an athlete needs to know that his or her supplements are trustworthy and compliant, every batch of an NSF Certified for Sport® product is tested for compliance with label claims and to ensure the absence of more than 200 substances banned by many major athletic organizations, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2 agents, and masking agents.

For a nutritional supplement that lives up to your hard-charging lifestyle and superior quality standards, look no further than Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite.

*Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite only available for the shipping within the US.


Need Help Fully Optimizing Your Brain & Body? This Should Do The Trick:

Did you know you can consult one-on-one, with me? Whether you’re training for an amazing feat of physical performance, you’re trying to shed fat or gain lean muscle as fast as possible, or you want to tap into the most cutting-edge health, anti-aging and longevity protocols, coaching with me is designed to enhance your physical and mental performance at the highest level. With detailed instructions, guidance, and planning, you’ll get instant access to every training, nutrition, and lifestyle technique that exists to optimize your life, make you indestructible and get you to your goals as safely and quickly as possible.

Leave any questions or comments below – or any news of the week that you think I should have added – and I will be sure to reply.

Cheers,

Ben

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One thought on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 3/17 – 3/23

  1. Ryan Luby says:

    Hi Ben,
    Ive been listening to yours and several others podcasts for a while now, and this is the first time I’ve heard mention of ‘amniotic’ in the stem cell conversation. Ive been around this product for years now and always wondered why I hadn’t heard it in these circles but Im glad to see it getting a mention, because it truly does have differentiators from our own extracted stem cells. A good friend of mine was a founder of one of the amnion companies and now does private consulting in the field, and is an absolute wealth of knowledge on the subject. I think it would prove a very interesting conversation, possibly even a podcast, and I would love to put the two of you in touch. Thanks for all the great information you put out there.

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