Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
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!
– Woo-Woo Book I'm Reading:
Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance is a new book sent to me by my friend Emily Fletcher, who was a former podcast guest in Meditation For Mind-Blowing Sex, Meditation For Insomnia, Meditation For Energy & Much More. Emily specifically developed a novel meditation technique for working people with busy lives. Now, you can learn to recharge anywhere, anytime – at home or at your desk. All you need is a few minutes and a chair (no apps, incense, or finger cymbals required). But this is not just another meditation book. In it, Emily teaches a cool trifecta of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Manifesting to improve your personal and professional performance, clarity, health, and sleep. You learn how to cultivate Mindfulness through brief but powerful exercises that will help you stop wasting time stressing. Plus, you’ll get Manifesting tools to help you get crystal clear on your personal and professional goals for the future. I'm digging it (and I'm usually NOT a fan of woo-woo meditation books). Get it here.
– Healthy “Vape” Pen I've Been “Smoking”:
FUM pen: I realize that I told you about this a few months ago, but I'm currently really digging this vape pen as a replacement for my habit of vaping organic tobacco and chewing nicotine gum, which I want to put the brakes on just a bit. OK, OK, this is not a vape pen per se, but rather an essential oil “inhaler” pen that is so simple and safe to use that even my kids are “taking hits” on peppermint essential oil before school. It's called a “FUM pen”. I've been taking hits on cinnamon and nutmeg for focus, lavender for relaxation, and peppermint for a pre-workout, lung and head-clearing effect. I've been using black pepper to break tobacco and nicotine and it works like gangbusters! Studies have even shown that using a pen like this with black pepper essential oils can help get rid of smoking and nicotine cravings (for those of you who have been chomping on too much of that nicotine gum I've also recommended). Plus, handcrafted just west of Calgary, AB, Canada, the thing just looks sexy and super functional. Get your FUM pen here, and get your essential oils to go along with it here. When you enter code BEN at checkout, you'll get free shipping on your pen in the U.S. and Canada when you spend $40 or more bones.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
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Articles I Published This Week:
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::: Do You Want Your Own Copy Of My Lifebook? :::
Surely you've heard about one my coolest discoveries of 2018 already: Lifebook. Lifebook, a transformative process for planning your life with crystal clear vision, was developed by my friend Jon Butcher and I couldn't recommend taking the course more highly. Now, if you are interested in owning a copy my own personal, inspiring Lifebook in a beautiful hardcover print version, I am currently taking pre-orders. Let us know your interest and we will get back to you shortly with order and pricing information. It's everything I stand for, everything I believe in, everything I hold dear, everything that makes me, me. Pre-order it here.
::: Join Me and Team Kion Next Week for a Fasting Challenge and Live Fasting Q&A :::
The Kion Fasting Challenge begins on Monday, January 7th and goes through Friday, January 11th. Sign up here. This challenge is completely FREE and will teach you a ton about the most popular types of fasts, how to do them and how each can boost your health in different ways. Plus, you'll receive support from me, the team at my company, Kion, and a host of friendly folks in my Facebook Group.
Plus mark your calendar for this upcoming Tuesday night at 7PM pst, where I will host a Live Q&A about fasting on my Facebook page. It's easy to tune in. Just “like” my page, and you will receive a notification when I go live. This is a great opportunity to ask me your burning questions about fasting!
::: Get The Real Skinny on Fat :::
Don’t let another doctor devastate anyone else with the words…“There’s nothing we can do.” This 9-Part Documentary Series from my friend and genius, Naomi Whittel, when it comes to cellular autophagy for health reveals the real truth about Alzheimer’s and the actual plan to take back control of your life. Help spread the word before it’s too late! Watch now for free.
– January 12, 2019: TEDxCoeurdalene, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. I am thrilled to present topics in longevity and biohacking to in an intimate setting to an inspired audience. 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.
– February 22- 24, 2019: CalJam: The Rebel Yell Tour. California Jam combines a TED talk format with a rock n’ roll show in-between! The driving objective of the event is to get attendees up to date on chiropractic research, scientific studies, and useful practice management strategy. The hope is that attendees bring all they learn at Cal Jam back to their communities to implement real, rippling change. Get your tickets here before the prices go up!
– 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!
– April 26 – 28, 2019: Paleo f(x) Conference, Austin, Texas. Join me, staff from my company, Kion, and the rest of your tribe at Paleo f(x)™ 2019, the largest gathering of Paleo / ancestral health / keto / functional medicine / strength & conditioning experts in the world… see everything you'll get out of this enriching, enlightening event. Besides, April is a wonderful time of year to visit Austin, TX….Get your tickets here.
– June 23 – July 7, 2019: European Detox Retreat, Paracelsus al Ronc, Switzerland. At this 2019 liver detox and R&R at the beautiful Swiss Mountain Clinic (formerly Paracelsus al Ronc) in the Italian quarter of Switzerland, you will stay on-site and receive diagnostics and treatments from the best doctors of biological medicine to detox your liver and your soul. Plus you're going to have a wonderful time hiking, sightseeing and enjoying one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here's the link to more info. *this event is sold out, waitlist is available
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I’m often asked about how I plan and systematize my #workouts … With my level of busy-ness and travel I’m a big fan of **reducing decision making fatigue and keeping things very simple.** In my new 8 Week “Beyond Fitness” Quest Program (http://BenGreenfieldFitness.com/BenQuest – link in bio), I outline the very simple program I follow each week to maintain maximum fitness with minimum effective dose. My plan currently looks like this (and this is a *very basic overview*): Mon: 30 min single set to failure #weighttraining that includes a 4 minute Tabata cardio set + 30 minutes infrared sauna + 30 minutes walk or sport of choice Tue: 30 minutes kettlebell training or functional fitness + 30 minutes VO2 cardio (4 minute medium-hard efforts with 4 minutes recovery) + 30 minutes walk Wed: 60 minutes free day to do new sports/workouts or same as M/F + 30 minute walk Thu: 30 minutes #kettlebell training or #functionalfitness + 30 minutes mitochondrial #cardio (short 30 second hard efforts with 4 minutes recovery) + 30 minutes walk Fri: 30 min single set to failure weight training that includes a 4 minute #Tabata cardio set + 30 minutes #infraredsauna + 30 minutes walk or sport of choice Sat: any new workout, “epic” workout, #obstaclecourse training or sport such as snowboarding, #paddleboarding, #tennis, etc. Sun: #Spiritual disciplines – e.g. #fasting, plant medicine, hike, holotropic #breathwork, longer #yoga session, etc. During all walks, I’m catching up on phone calls for the day. All my #mobility is done with 10-15 minutes brief stretching, etc. in the mornings. That’s it. That simple! What’s your "minimum effective dose" of #exercise? And be sure to check out the Quest by going to my bio link.
This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
Just used my free afternoon hour on New Year's to upgrade my body with my home equipment. Just did self administered NAD IV + vitamin cocktail + EWOT on LiveO2 with 100% oxygen on mask + infrared sauna, then finished with PEMF on PulseCenters. Holy hell. Feel like superman.
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) January 2, 2019
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Here is my OURA sleep score from a particularly solid night of sleep over the holidays. I only use 2 supplements to…
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