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 (NEW Weekly Roundup Feature!): Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Last month, I posted this video on Facebook in which I asked you if you wanted more insider tips and tricks based on new things I've been trying, books I've read, or new “biohacks”, tips, tricks, toys or tactics I've recently discovered.
You seemed to like the idea, so without further ado, here's my top discoveries this week!
-Book I'm reading: Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables. I read this one on the plane to Panama for the Runga experience and found it to be quite interesting. I highlighted at least a dozen recipes that were simple and fresh, and even though the book recommends far more fruit intake than I normally recommend, I did appreciate how certain fruits, vegetables and other superfoods were described in detail in terms of both their physical and emotional effect. Worth a glance (and while you're at it, read the author's crazy-t0-believe bio).
-Earlier this year, I recorded a mind-blowing interview with billionaire entrepreneur Naveen Jain. Naveen's latest project is called Viome, a cutting-edge gut and microbiome analysis company focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective”. This is exactly what Viome results look like – and is a complete analysis of my personal Viome results from his gut microbiome testing with Viome. This holiday season you can give the gift of Viome AND save $50.
–Gosha's Organic Odnova – The best way I can describe these is that they are superfood concoctions with a honey-like texture that you can add to drinks, smoothies or simply eat by the teeny-tiny spoonful because they are powerful. The ODNOVA line of products is a super concentrated blend, and a mixture of 7 groups: Phytoplankton, Bee Products, Medicinal Mushrooms, Adaptogenic Herbs, Medicinal Spices, Superfoods, and Monoatomic Minerals. You can get them in “Energy”, “Focus” or “Glo” (for skin). Click here to check them out!
Podcasts I Recorded This Week
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::: 15% Off The Cool Fat Burner Vest Through New Year's :::
If you read “A Day In The Life Of The Ultimate Fat Burning Weapon Inventor“, then you may be familiar with this guy named Eric Grove. One could say that Eric is mildly obsessed with the use of cold exposure to burn massive amounts of calories, and in that fat burning weapon article, Eric describes a vest he invented call the “Cool Fat Burner” vest, then goes on to describe in great detail the results of his groundbreaking indirect calorimetry experiment, which shows that high-intensity cold stress can boost your metabolism by over 300%.
Since then, Eric has also shown that wearing a Cool Fat Burner vest can boost adiponectin (a protein involved in regulating glucose levels as well as fatty acid breakdown) by 60%, and keep brown fat active for hours after removing the cooling vest. I also reported on the impressive research behind body cooling gear in my own article at T-Nation entitled “Cold Temps For A Hot Body“.
So how does this vest work, exactly? You simply place the vest (which is filled with cold packs) over your shoulders, where your body carries the majority of your rapid calorie burning brown adipose tissue, and then you just sit there.
So anyways, you may be scratching your head, you may think all this is woo-woo, you may already know about “cold thermogenesis” but you’re not quite sure how practically to do it; you don’t like getting wet in cold showers or jumping into frigid lakes, or you may simply want an easy way to nudge any extra holiday calories off your waistline and instead use them to generate pure, clean body heat– For you the Cool Fat Burner is perfect!
-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!
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This week on Snapchat, I showed you a ton of the inside secrets people discovered during the XPT Experience in Kauai, including breathwork with Laird Hamilton, underwater pool workouts with Gabby Reece, mobility workouts with Kelly Starrett along with plenty of other tips for utilizing pretty potent and cutting-edge recovery tactics in your training routine. I highly recommend this experience! Click here to follow along.
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