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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!
-New Card Game I’ve Been Playing
Sneaky Cards: My twin boys and I just spent an entire week in New York City. Each evening at dinner, we dealt each other a new card from our current infatuation: a game called “Sneaky Cards”. In the game, your mission, should you choose to accept it is to become a secret agent of joy, spreading art and intrigue to an unsuspecting public. Inside the box is an interactive scavenger hunt that inspires creativity and rewards audacity, and each card is “trackable” online if you want to see where it travels around the world after you hand it off and the next person plays it. You simply complete the one, single objective on the card and then pass the card along to an unwitting accomplice, who now becomes part of the game. It’s brilliant.
Our favorite cards thus far?
-Shout Marco in public until someone replies “Polo”, then give them that card.
-Take a selfie with a total stranger, then give them that card.
-Buy a stranger coffee, and tuck the card into the coffee cup sleeve.
-Play the world’s largest game of tag by tagging someone, then handing them this card.
-Switch places with someone standing behind you in line, then hand them this card.
Great Christmas gift. You can buy a deck of Sneaky Cards here.
-Psilocybin Stack I’ve Been Using
The mushroom hunter Paul Stamets is famous for his recommendation of a stack that amplifies all the neurogenesis and mind stimulating properties of a micro-dose of psilocybin. The traditional stack is psilocybin (small dose of 0.1-0.2mg, barely perceptible), with niacin and Lion’s Mane. The psilocybin component of the stack is a non hallucinogenic dose, but the niacin dose is supposed to be large enough to produce an uncomfortable flush (around 100-1000mg) and the Lion’s Mane dose is around 300mg. Supposedly, niacin’s ability to stimulate the peripheral nervous system may extend the nootropic benefits of the Lion’s Mane and psilocybin to the entire body rather than limiting them to the central nervous system. Stamets also believes that the optimal micro-dosing regimen is 5 days on 2 days off (to avoid psilocybin tolerance).
Here’s my twist, which I’ve found to be extremely efficacious, without the annoying niacin flush: I open three capsules Biotropic Labs AFA (beet root, cordyceps, chlorella, echinacea and a bunch of other vasodilators that act like ‘Viagra for the entire body’), two packets Four Sigmatic Lion’s Mane extract, add 0.2mg psilocybin, and stir it all into hot water with stevia. I have been drinking this brew once every three days for the past four weeks and noticed myself far more focused, relaxed, slightly more emotional (in a good way) and “open to new ideas”. I’m a fan.
– Chocolate I’m Addicted To
Honey Mama’s: Honey Mama’s are honey-cocoa bars made from five ingredients: virgin coconut oil, cocoa powder, Himalayan pink salt, and either sprouted almonds or shredded coconut. That’s it! They source the highest quality direct–trade, non–GMO, and organic ingredients they can find to make a treat that I’m frankly addicted to, in a good way.
Unlike traditional chocolate bars, which depend on cacao powder as the only main chocolate ingredient, Honey Mama’s bars are made with a combination of five ingredients. Instead of the refined sugar and cacao solids used in traditional chocolate, their bars combine raw honey and unrefined coconut oil with cacao powder. Something about the balance of these five ingredients that make the texture and taste of a Honey Mama a whole new culinary experience. May I recommend you try my favorite flavor: Lavender Red Rose. Ingredients: Raw local honey, shredded Organic coconut, unrefined Organic coconut oil, Organic Dutch alkalized cocoa powder, Himalayan pink salt, red rose petals, lavender oil. Ok, I know they’re a little spendy, but trust me, these are delicious, the clean ingredients are hard to beat and you can order Honey Mamas here for 20% off with code BEN until December 14, 2018.
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::: Rare Opportunity to Save 15% on This CBD Oil Which Is Blessed with Shamanic Techniques :::
This week on Instagram I posted about a few of my favorite things this week: flippin’ tires, nature therapy, and this potent CBD oil. The positive response I got from you about Element Health CBD Oil was nuts, pretty much bar-none compared to many other products I’ve featured! See the post for yourself to see why so many people, including me, swear by this sh*t. This full-spectrum CBD Oil is extracted from organically grown hemp on 7th generation family farms. It contains all active cannabinoids and is a very effective formula to support health. Intrigued? Click here to learn more. For a limited time you can save 15% with code GREENFIELD15 here.
::: 20% Off Shower Products…Delivered Right to Your Door :::
Using natural products doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, my favorite products intertwine the best of science and sexiness. In my opinion, New Man Revolution makes your shower experience badass and sexy while also being backed by the science of essential oil benefits.
These products were originally made for men, but women have been known to use the body wash and shave butter. So ladies don’t worry, you can use it for yourself or get it as a gift for that guy in your life. In addition to all that, the founders are US Air Force fighter pilots and combat veterans who give portions of their profits to issues like testicular cancer, first responder training, and supporting veterans returning home battling with PTSD. So nothing is more badass than that. With code: BEN, you can get 20% off anything on their site, and with code: BENclub you can get 30% off subscriptions just by clicking here.
::: GIVEAWAY! Rare Opportunity to Win A Halo Sport Headset :::
For the first time ever, you have a chance to WIN one of these bad boys from Halo Neuroscience! I’ve been using the “Halo Sport”, a special neuro-stimulation headset for 2 years now to acquire skills faster (for me, mostly to improve playing the harmonica) and to push myself way harder during a workout than I normally could.
This headset stimulates motor neurons via tCDS (transcranial direct current stimulation) so you can learn more quickly, and also has the effect of decreasing your perceived exertion so you can train longer before “hitting a wall.” tDCS puts your brain’s motor cortex into a temporary state of hyper-plasticity called neuro-priming. By wearing Halo Sport during your warmup, each training repetition more rapidly develops power, skill, and endurance. Read more on the (fascinating) evidence-backed science behind the Halo Sport here.
TO WIN: simply leave a comment on this post describing how YOU would use the Halo Sport!
Afraid you may not win this headset but are eager to try the Halo Sport headset now? You can still buy it and save money.
Use this link and a code will be applied at checkout so you can save a few bucks.
::: LAST Suite for the RUNGA Retreat in the Dominican Republic Available :::
Get the LAST suite to join me this December in the Dominican Republic for the RUNGA retreat. If you want to spend QT with a group of like-minded individuals in a friggin’ gorgeous setting for a complete reboot before heading into 2019 totally invigorated, this retreat is for YOU. See everything we’ll be getting into right here.
Plus! Code BEN when you select the right room for you will get you an additional $250 Kion gift card to use on Kion Coffee, Essential Amino Acids for athletic performance and recovery, Kion Oregano Oil for immunity, or more to choose from.
::: LIVE NOW! Learn to Forage and Grow Your Own Food No Matter Where You Live :::
…Keeping chickens and goats…growing your own vegetables…foraging locally for herbs and edibles…
If you have dreamed of having the skills to source your own food, but aren’t sure where to begin, this online series is perfect for you. With the right tools, information, and advice, you and your family can source much more of your own food no matter where you live. This free online series will equip you with more tools for living closer to the way our human ancestors did. Register here.
::: Learn Exactly How to Maintain a Healthy, High-Performing Brain :::
We cannot count on a single pill to solve our health problems. But, hope is NOT lost! The Superhuman Brain Masterclass will give you access to the upgrades you’ve been looking for: maximized memory, exceptional focus and greatly productive brain function. When you join me for this free masterclass, you’ll learn the “Superhuman Brain proprietary methodology”: simple checklists, step-by-step solutions and little-known protocols that invite healing, brain upgrades and next-level performance.
Whether you’re in need of healing OR enhancing your brain, you are going to learn practical wisdom and next-level hacks to enhance your mind. The Superhuman Brain Masterclass is online and free from December 3-9, 2018. Register here today.
– December 1, 2018: Spartan AT&T Park Stadium Sprint, San Francisco, California. Can you feel the energy, San Fran? Run around the concourse. Rope climb in the outfield. Do burpees in the dugout. Challenge yourself to three miles that will include 20+ signature obstacles. See you there!
– 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!
– Jan 20 – 21, 2019: Serious Business Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. This conference is going invoke thought and insight and expose you to new ideas and thinking on self-development and business in the beauty industry. Register here.
– 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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TianChi is a potent adaptogenic herb complex that goes straight to your head. If you've tried it, you know what I mean. It will brighten your mind. Roger Drummer, the mastermind behind TianChi, recently shared his favorite TianChi recipe, which he drinks before every workout. It goes down like a creamy milkshake. Try it and let me know what you think! I added @kion aminos for 20g of high density low calorie protein too.Here's how I did it: 8 oz. of @gtskombucha CocoYo living coconut yogurt 2 packets @herbworks_ltd TianChi 8-10 ice cubes 2 scoops @kion Aminos I then topped with coconut flakes and chia seeds. You can order TianChi and Aminos from my company, @kion, from the link in my bio.
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Today marks Dr. Thomas Cowan's fifth appearance on my show. I keep having him back because he's a wealth of knowledge, far ahead of the curve when it comes to medicine…and he hates vaccines. Tune into today's new episode to discover why. Just tap the l… https://t.co/n4yj58uedL pic.twitter.com/MEicXlTPWj
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*The FDA hasn’t evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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