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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!
– A Crazy New Essential Oil I'm Using For Sex/Dreams/Euphoria
Ultrasonic Damiana: My friend Dr. Nick Berry (previous and fascinating podcast guest here) occasionally sends me crazy brews and blends from his secret lab in Oregon, and the latest is quite intriguing. It's called “damiana”. The ingredients of his so-called “Ultrasonic Damiana Tincture” include organic honey spirits, filtered water and organic damiana extract. It is described as slightly euphoric, uplifting and warming to the digestive system and also stimulates the abdomen, sexual organs and solar plexus.
I've definitely gotten pretty euphoric, and quite horny, several times when using this tincture. There's a more thorough description of the product and if you wish to dive into Dr. Berry's thoughts/feelings on his Ultrasonic Damiana Tincture here (where you can also read about the synergy of high dosage damiana and mugwort if a night of really pleasant vivid dreaming is your thing).
– Sensory Deprivation/Sleep Biohack
David Delight MindAlive PRO: Even though I've owned a David Delight for over a year, I've recently been breaking it out for long airplane rides, naps on the most stressful days of the week, or to initiate sleep/beat insomnia and…holy hell. I'd forgotten about the potency of this thing (and am kicking myself for forgetting I had it tucked underneath my couch with a few other biohacks I'd forgotten about). It is a small, phone-sized device that uses pulses of auditory and visual stimuli to alter your brainwaves, and it does so quite dramatically. It also contains a built-in cranial electrical stimulation feature that plummets your cortisol and puts you into relaxation very quickly.
I consider it, from a sensory standpoint, to be the technological equivalent of a float tank. You simply put on the glasses, attach a clip to each earlobe, place headphones in each ear and you're “dead to the world”. It also comes with a handy connection that lets you pipe in sounds from your iPhone if you want to combine it with binaural beats, white noise, music, etc. Well worth owning, in my opinion. You can get the exact model I own on Amazon here. It's a bit of a trip too when combined with psilocybin, LSD, the damiana oil above, or marijuana (for those of you who are more hedonistic).
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My motivation to reverse the clock was fired. Research, self-experimentation, analyzing my fitness and nutrition, I was delighted upon retesting my telomeres again earlier this year to discover that I managed to shave 17 years off my biological age.
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Know someone who's ready to start tracking their health insights in 2019 so they can make informed choices about their diet, supplementation, exercise and recovery routine? WHOOP could be the perfect gift…
Monitoring recovery is, in my opinion, the main thing that sets WHOOP apart from other wearables, aside from the simple, personal preference of wearing a wristband, waistband, ring or other. “Recovery” is basically how well-prepared WHOOP predicts your body is for taking on more ‘strain.' It also gives you a very accurate heart rate variability (HRV) measurement that is taken during the last 5 minutes of your slow wave sleep (aka deep sleep) each night, unlike other wearables. Get more information on WHOOP and take a deep dive into their fascinating patented, technology, here.
– 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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When working out, I'd recommend doing so in a place where your kids can see you. I make a conscious effort to avoid doing my workouts in the early morning or late night when my kids are asleep. I've found that even if they don't necessarily join me, they love hanging out when I'm throwing @kettlebellkings around in the driveway… This is a great way to model positive behavior and start building enthusiasm for a #healthylifestyle. Check out more ways to grow #tinysuperhumans by clicking the "New Podcast Episodes" link in my linktree. #fitfam #goals #optimizedhumans
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Big takeaways from the ketamine journey at BioresetMedical.com: 1) Love More, Give More;2) God Is, Love Is;3) Jessa, Ben, River & Terran live a life of helping others and spreading peace, love and joy – I as a leader must be an example for my family of how to do that;4) I have a very high amount of yang, physical, carnal, sexual energy that I must channel and pray to God to help me direct into yin, loving, giving energy, especially if I am to avoid the constant temptation to achieve, impress and satisfy the flesh.5) I am a King, a Leader & a Lover.
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