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!
– How To Use Peptides Without Needles Or Injections
In my podcast last week with Jay Campbell, I mentioned an oral peptide for healing the gut and enhancing muscular recovery that requires no needles or injections. Since writing the article “How To Use BPC-157: A Complete Dummies Guide To Healing The Body Like Wolverine”, I've discovered a well-absorbed oral version of peptide BPC-157 made by Dr. Seeds. It seems to work quite well, especially for the gut healing component of BPC-157 use. You can get it here and use code: BEN for 15% off.
– A New Biohack For Your Walks & Runs
Ever heard of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)? It's used in medical heart therapy to stimulate the openings or formation of collateral blood vessels (small branches of blood vessels) to create a natural bypass around narrowed or blocked arteries. Basically, it builds new capillaries to the heart. But a home EECP unit costs north of fifteen thousand dollars! I've just discovered a simple strap you can wear while walking or running that does the same thing (stimulates growth of new capillaries to your heart), but for healthy, exercising people – at a fraction of the price.
Here's how it works: during exercise, skeletal muscles throughout your body drive large amounts of blood from your extremities back to your heart. When the timing of the heart and muscles is synchronized, our bodies are more efficient, making exercise easier and allowing you to walk or run faster and farther with less effort. This new device called the “Counterpace” is a training app and sensor that improves your running by synchronizing your step and heart cycle timing. Pushing off the ground at the beginning of your heart’s relaxation phase optimizes your circulation, which leads to improvements in performance.
I've been toying around with this device during my afternoon walks and during several treadmill-based runs and I really, really like it – it seems to be making me more efficient at walking and running by the day. Thanks to Dr. Mercola for making me aware of this game-changing device. To get one, you can click here and use code: BEN for 10% off.
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– April 6, 2019: The Future of Personalized and Precision Medicine with Horses, Bourbon, and Ben Greenfield at The Kentucky Castle, Versailles, Kentucky. I join doctors Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin for a special presentation on the future of medicine. Register here to join us for this unique & extremely limited event.
– April 12 – 13, 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! Get your tickets here. Use code: BEN50 to save $50.
– 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 15, 2019: Ultimate Fitness Run, Mt. Spokane, Washington. Join me and my family for a fun, as-competitive-as-you-make-it day outside for an OCR-style challenge. Register here while you still can. This event sells out quickly each year. Save with code: Ben10UFR and register here.
– June 23 – July 7, 2019: European Detox Retreat, Paracelsus al Ronc, Switzerland. At this 2019 liver detox and R&R retreat at the beautiful Swiss Mountain Clinic in the Italian quarter of Switzerland, you'll 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.
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Cooked up some @butcherbox pork loin recently for Apple-Onion Braised Pork. Used recipe link in bio, and modified to instead use @redmondrealsalt garlic salt, curry and black pepper, and @kettleandfire organic chicken broth. Turned out very tender and flavorful. INSTRUCTIONS (recipe via @tasteslovely – link in bio) Preheat your oven to 425º with the oven rack in the middle. Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Pat the #porkloin dry, and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the cast iron skillet, and sear the pork loin until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and sear all sides. Transfer the pork loin to a plate (it will finish cooking in the oven). Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the cast iron skillet. Add the apples, onions, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Sautee, stirring frequently, until the apples and onions begin to soften and get some brown spots, about 5 minutes. Add the #porkloin back on top of the apples and onions. Add the chicken stock, apple juice and apple cider vinegar. Transfer the #castiron skillet to the oven and braise until the pork loin reaches an internal temperature of 145º, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Allow the pork loin to rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve with the apples, onions and braising liquid. Links in bio! #foodporn #healthyrecipes #whole30 #castironskillet #castironcooking #castironrecipes #recipes
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