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Ben Greenfield's discoveries from the latest news from 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!
Chocolate Tea I've Been Enjoying
Cacao Tea: My friend Tucker Max recently informed me he doesn't drink coffee in the morning but he does drink *chocolate* every morning. He proceeded to tell me about “Cacao Tea”, so I ordered from Amazon. I must admit that it literally tastes like drinking a chocolate bar. It is loose-leaf chocolate tea made from the shell of the cacao bean and is 100% cocoa-based. It is completely natural, preservative free, and without any artificial flavors or starches, and is also organic, gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free. The ingredients are, drumroll please, cacao nibs and cacao shells. Can't beat that. Click here to grab a bag from Amazon.
New Addition To My Home Mattress
BioBalance Mat: If you heard my interview on PEMF with Dr. Pawluk, you know how beneficial it can be for repairing the body during sleep. Problem is, most PEMF devices aren't that powerful and/or don't stay on for an entire night of sleep. But Pawluk just released a solution: it's called a BioBalance Mat, and I now have one on my Intellibed home mattress, tucked directly under my ChiliPad cooling mat (I inquired to ChiliPad about this and they informed me that the PEMF is actually *enhanced* by the water that circulates through the ChiliPad). The BioBalance is a whole-body PEMF mat that can be run using wall power or battery power. It has 6 programs: Balance, Alert, Relax, Sleep, Recovery, and Sweep. Treatment time can be set from 10 minutes to 12 hours (again, meaning this unit can be used overnight). Since beginning to use the mat, my sleep latency (how long it takes me to fall asleep), as measured by my Oura ring has dropped to 3 minutes flat. Click here to get a BioBalance.
Hack For Lucid Dreaming
Mugwort Essential Oil: My friend Dr. Nick, known as the “Essential Oil Wizard” and a former podcast guest in this episode, recently turned me on to his new formulation: Mugwort Essential Oil. Here's what he told me:
“Ben! Wishing you a bright day my friend. Thought I would share some exciting updates and behind the scenes at our lab. Here's a video our team member Erik did about our Ultrasonic Extraction process producing an Ultrasonic Extracted Mugwort Essential Oil from local wild harvested plant material.
I'm pretty stunned at how amazing this extract is. Especially tinctured up and used in very small quantities internally. I added some organic Lychee alcohol to the extract last night and the effects and flavor profile are beyond amazing. Will probably open it up for purchases early November, when I return from my road trip – I should be able to produce about 100 bottles of finished product. I find the experience to produce credible euphoria, gently psychotropic and mood enhancing. At higher concentrations (~20-25+ drops), I've found it to present slight feelings of discomfort & dehydration and I wouldn't suggest taking over 10 drops.”
I tried the mugwort and have been having amazing lucid and vivid dream cycles each night I use it, without fail. All have been extremely positive and fun. I recommend you give this one a try! Click here to grab some from Nick's website.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
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::: RSVP for a Special Facebook Live Q&A This Coming Monday Night :::
In this special Facebook Live: Outside Magazine Edition, I'm going to reveal practical tips on how exactly I blend ancient wisdom and modern science to enhance performance and longevity. During this live event, we will…
– talk about the new rules for healthy living
– go on a tour through my home & office
– reveal why and how I incorporate outdoor workouts into my daily routine, even in the wintertime
– show you some cool, fringe fitness equipment I use
– and much, much more!
Tune in Monday, October 22 at 7 PM PST and don't forget to bring your questions for a Q&A. RSVP here.
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– November 1 – 4, 2018: Live It To Lead It Health Centers of the Future Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada. Create the life you want, the marriage you want, the family you want—all fueled by a practice that radically changes the lives of your patients. this three-day event, you’ll learn the latest medical discoveries in cellular health, get a marketing plan for scaling your practice and find ways to build residual passive income. Join me!
– December 2 – 8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here.
– December 14 – 16, 2018: World Congress 2018 Hosted by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada. If you attend any conference this year, make it the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s 26th Annual World Congress. The fact is, in an era of andropause, low drive and deteriorating men's health, it's shocking that both practitioners and the public aren't aware of ancestral wisdom and modern scientific and medical tactics that can be used to optimize male physiology. It's time that changed, and I'll be teaching exactly how to make men, men again. Join me!
– April 6 – 7, 2019: FitCon Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. FitCon® encourages everyone to Find Their Fit. It does not matter whether it is powerlifting, Crossfit, bodybuilding, roller derby, or even axe throwing. Be sure to visit the Kion booth in the expo!
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The benefits of cold therapy and an occasional (I prefer weekly) cold soak are profound. Just google “Ben Greenfield cold thermogenesis” to find over a dozen podcast and blog posts I have on this topic. Here @rungalife we are doing 4 days in a row of ice baths – today was 3 min box breathing to 3 min ice baths (continuing to box breathe in bath and as you can see from my face in this photo, retain a sense of calm and nasal breathing) for 3 rounds. Do you do any type of cold therapy? If so, what is your practice?
This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
From virtual-reality meditation to infrared saunas, these are the latest innovations and insights for improving your well-being: https://t.co/PDJgrccv9L
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) October 16, 2018
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The Turkish Get-Up is by far one of my favorite all-in-one mobility/strength/functional fitness moves. For today's @…
Snapchat's Most Popular Story This Week:
This week on Snapchat I showed you a page from my daily Gratitude Journal. Add me here on Snapchat to see uplifting and inspirational passages from my journal. Expressing gratitude is a wonderful way to begin each day with a fresh outlook. Learn more about the power of gratitude here.
This Week's Most Popular Pin from Pinterest:
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