Welcome to my Weekly Roundup!
In one convenient post, you're about to discover the most important things I've noticed this week, including the latest news from the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research, the top photos, videos and stories from this week, upcoming events and speaking appearances, giveaways, specials and a host of other things you may have missed.
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
-Pau D’ Arco Bark Tea. After a fascinating discussion with a man who I consider to be one of the brightest minds in medicine: Dr. Joseph Mercola, I discovered that a compound called “beta-lapachone” can massively increase levels of NAD, and that this pricey chemical can actually be quite inexpensively obtained via a pau d’ arco tree bark tea from the Peruvian jungles. “Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide” (NAD) has numerous anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer benefits. Purchase Pau D' Arco bark here and follow the recipe in my recent article, 12 Unique Ideas For Your Holiday Gift Cards And Cash.
-Smudge Stick Kit. Smudging is a common, contemporary term for “The Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing”, a traditional Native American ceremony that uses the smoke from burning herbs for purification. For the best effects, a good smudge stick kit or incense bundle should contain a variety of ancient incense used in ceremonial settings, such as White Sage, Palo Santo, Mini Sage, Desert or Sweetgrass. Here’s an example of one of my favorite smudge kits, which can be used for burning in a sauna, during or before meditation or journaling, or anytime you want a very enlightening, full body calming and soothing effect that enhances any spiritual activity.
–Onnit Warrior Bars are real food bars that I have relied on for sustained energy during long hikes, hunts or – God forbid – the occasional cross-Atlantic flight. The name is pretty bad ass: the “Tanka Warrior Bar” and is based on a recipe that fueled Lakota Sioux warriors for centuries. It’s packed with turkey, buffalo, and cranberries, and is now available in a new flavor — coffee hatch chile. Best part (aside from eating what a Sioux warrior ate)? Get a deep discount on Warrior Bars until 12/31 as part of Onnit's end of the year blowout.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week
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I'm super proud that my new work of fiction is here! These books are not yet available to the general public, but you can read the beta-version for free, right here. After working on this for the past three years, I was so pumped to give my boys, River and Terran, their print copies for Christmas this year.
::: True Cellular Detox with Ben 90-day Challenge :::
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-March 2-3, 2018: 2018 Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference & Scientific Seminar, Weston, FL. Top stem cell innovators, researchers, and medical practitioners will be joining to further the field of regenerative medicine. Attend the two-day seminar to discover the latest in the field and learn how regenerative therapies can help your practice grow. Featured speaker: Ben Greenfield. Get your ticket here!
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I took you through a barefoot in the snow tour of my goats and chickens in the barn along with my friend who was visiting for the day, Adam Von Rothfelder. This was after IR sauna, cold pool, hot tub and of course snow angels. Get more hot/cold contrast tips and even more by following me on Snapchat. Click here to follow along.
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Kion Lean is a proprietary formula designed to assist with weight management and healthy longevity that combines the benefits of rock lotus and Glycostat (wild bitter melon extract) to support:
- Healthy liver function*
- Blood sugar regulation*
- Healthy body fat levels*
- Anti-aging factors associated with longevity*
There are just a handful of true blue zones or longevity hotspots in the world. One is Bama County, located in western China on the slopes of the Himalayas. Amongst Japan’s many islands, the people of Okinawa are also the longest-lived. Okinawa also has a secret very similar to Bama County – and in both Bama County and Okinawa medical researchers have found that key foods play a significant role in the longevity of the inhabitants.
In Bama County, much credit is given to the daily consumption of a plant they call shilianhua, or “rock lotus”. In Okinawa, a role similar to that of rock lotus is filled by “wild bitter melon”. This is not the bitter melon commonly found in many vegetable markets, but a smaller and far more bitter version that grows wild. Both rock lotus and bitter melon are in Kion Lean. So what do the rock lotus and wild bitter melon in Kion Lean have in common that promote optimal blood sugar levels and insulin response that support healthy weight management, liver health, and longevity?*
The answer involves caloric restriction and insulin.
In short, rock lotus and Glycostat® work better in combination. Both promote better blood sugar control with less insulin.* Both promote healthy blood pressure.* Both support healthy liver function.* And both mimic changes in cellular energy metabolism typical of caloric restriction.*
So even if you can’t live in a longevity hotspot such as Bama County or Okinawa, Kion Lean can bring the longevity hotspot to you, all while supporting a healthy, lean physique!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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