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Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on 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!
The Addictive, Healthy Granola I've Been Mowing Down Lately
While the word “granola” has long had healthy connotations, the truth is that most granola is a big ol’ sugar bomb. In fact, one cup of granola from the natural foods aisle of your local grocery store may contain more sugar than a can of soda.
Thankfully, since I love the sweet crunch of good granola, I’ve cracked the code on a guilt-free, grain-free, low-carb brand that is addictively good. It's called “Nutola” and it’s gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and has only 4 net carbs per serving.
There are only 5 ingredients in Unsweetened Nutola, and they’re packed with nutrition, so you get more bang for your “caloric buck.” This also reduces cravings for junk food and keeps you full longer, all while giving your brain a satisfying treat.
Nutola’s Unsweetened granola contains only:
- Himalayan Sea Salt–with the highest mineral content but very low sodium
- Carrots–which are high in beta-carotene and vitamins
- Almonds–to improve heart health and brain function
- Prunes–contain magnesium, potassium, and keeps your digestive system regular
- Coconut–contain MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), which could promote weight loss
Their Monk Fruit Sweetened flavor is awesome too, with monk fruit—a natural fruit extract that is has a zero glycemic index and is zero-calorie—being the only ingredient added to those listed above.
My Cannabis “Concierge” (& Access To My Personal Cannabis Report)
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I've extensively covered the use of cannabis and CBD (a main active compound from the cannabis plant) for stress relief, workout recovery, deep sleep, and more. In fact, cannabis is such a popular subject that I recently published an article answering your top CBD questions.
While I’m a proponent of CBD for a host of reasons, as with any substance, I advise that you go about working it into your routine carefully, starting at the lowest dosage and working up. Because everyone has a unique structure based on their genes, the way that receptors react to external cannabinoids can vary widely.
So when I recently heard about Dynamic DNA Labs, a company that specializes in determining how you specifically should use CBD, based on your DNA results, I was definitely intrigued.
They sent me a kit from their lab, and after it arrived in less than a week, I collected a saliva sample with a quick cheek swab provided in the kit, then sent it back in the prepaid mailer. My results arrived three weeks later in the form of a highly detailed report in a HIPAA-compliant client portal.
The information in the report includes recommendations for pain management, help with dosing for improved sleep, how to minimize side effects based on how your body breaks down cannabinoids, the optimal ratios for minimizing anxiety, and more. I thought I’d go ahead and share my personal report, which you can find below.20211250_-_ben_greenfield_-_cannabis_cce7be5a-bc36-4148-a613-0c8771bf1cd4
The report gave me really cool data on my own genetic variants and resultant recommendations such as specific terpenes to help with inflammation, the likelihood I will suffer memory impairment with cannabis use (low, thankfully), and my risk of developing a cannabis addiction (average). The report is chock-full of information (I mean, it’s 28 pages) so whether you’re thinking of trying cannabis or you’re already a fan, it’s well worth the investment to know that you’re optimizing your usage.
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Product Of The Week
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Introducing My New Training Program!
This week, I announced I will be launching my new training program, Boundless, exclusively on the Ladder app. With my program, I will provide you with my own personal training plan every week, including 5 Tabata/bodyweight sessions, 1 active recovery session, and 1 day dedicated to “biohacking.”
This is the next best thing to training with me in person and at an incredible rate. In addition to programming, you’ll get access to a community of individuals who will also help hold you accountable.
So no more guessing. No more planning. No more excuses. Boundless will take care of all of that for you. We begin training together as a team on Monday, September 20th. To secure your spot, join my waitlist and you’ll get your first week of training FREE.
I Want To Know What You've Got Cooking
I'm so stoked about the positive feedback I've been getting about my new Boundless Cookbook. The cookbook was a labor of love, but I'm really proud of the end result (especially considering I'm definitely not a trained chef).
Now that the Boundless Cookbook is available on Amazon, I have a favor to ask…
If you have the cookbook and you love it, can you hop on over to Amazon and leave a review? Amazon reviews—as I bet you know—are super important. I want your honest feedback and I'll be reading them to hear what you think.
You can leave your review on Amazon right here (and if you don't have a cookbook yet, and you're an Amazon Prime member, you could have your copy at your doorstep as early as tomorrow).
Kion Product Of The Week: The Brand New Kion Clean Protein
Protein is essential for muscle growth, metabolism, sleep, immune function, brain health, and more—and most people aren’t getting enough.
You deserve a clean, delicious, high-protein powder that’ll build your best body from the inside out.
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- Made with superior quality whey protein isolate
- From grass-fed, pasture-raised cows
- Antibiotic-free and growth hormone-free
- Virtually lactose-free
Clean Protein is also rigorously tested for mold, unhealthy bacteria, and heavy metals to ensure you’re getting the cleanest protein possible.
Each serving contains 20 grams of high-quality protein from cows that graze on healthy pastures. The result is a nutrient-dense, protein-rich whey with virtually zero lactose, carbohydrates, or milk fat.
Indulge in rich chocolate or smooth vanilla—flavored with organic natural flavors, Himalayan pink salt, and stevia. Or, opt for unflavored, for you purists out there. Clean Protein has absolutely no artificial sweeteners and only 80 calories per serving.
*The FDA hasn't evaluated these statements. Kion products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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