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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!
New Magical Dream Sauce I've Been Experimenting With Lately
I've been experimenting with Essential Oil Wizardry's oils since I first had Dr. Nick Berry, the founder, on my podcast back in 2018. Last year, I invited Nick back for the episode “The Wizard Of Essential Oils Strikes Again: The Hidden & Magical World Of Little-Known Plant Extracts For Digestion, Relaxation, Libido, Immunity & Much More!“.
Nick is in fact a wizard when it comes to essential oils; his knowledge base is endless and I've learned a ton from talking to him. A big takeaway for me was the understanding that essential oils work by connecting us with nature, which in turn allows us to connect with fellow humans.
But my current favorite oil, Dreamporting Elixir, contains wildcrafted sandalwood and frankincense, organic nutmeg and cardamom, and bourbon rose absolute, among other healing elements infused into organic honey spirits. Dreamporting Elixir is a powerful way to ground, center, and harmonize your energetic system, bringing you into greater alignment with your purpose and most interestingly, giving you the most enjoyable, colorful, vivid dreams ever! I experienced a notable shift in my consciousness when I used the oil to set intentions during my meditation practice too. This stuff is definitely worth experimenting with.
My Latest Mouth-Watering Greenfield Family Feast
Dinner time at the Greenfield household is my favorite time of the day. We all come together and reflect on our day, sing, pray, and enjoy a nourishing meal made with whole foods. My brand-new cookbook compiles tons of delicious recipes that look a lot like what is pictured here.
Wondering what that clunky pink block is? It's a Himalayan Salt Block for cooking (I preheated it in my Traeger grill before using it to cook the salmon in the Traeger). Cooking on a Himalayan Salt Block enhances the flavor of food while also imparting a host of healthy minerals to whatever you are cooking on it. I grilled the salmon on the block with extra virgin olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, dill, and wild mint.
I also slow-cooked Belcampo bone marrow for about an hour while the salt block was heating, with a lemon zest, salt, and pepper seasoning. Since that wasn’t quite enough (ha), I also smoked some chunked mangoes seasoned with Ceylon cinnamon, cayenne pepper, extra virgin olive oil, and salt (and drizzled with raw honey for a final “caramelization”).
You'll find more delicious family recipes like this in my brand new cookbook! You can get your copy by clicking here. I'd also love to hear from you. Do you sit down at the table every night with your family for dinner? If so, what is your favorite family meal?
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I'm a huge fan of nicotine as a cognitive stimulant, so much so that I've made my own nicotine gum (which I showed you how to do in this roundup). But for those of you who don't have time to make your own chewing gum, you should check out Lucy—a formulation of nicotine gum that is a vast improvement on the texture and taste of existing options.
The chemists at Lucy have managed to develop three outstanding flavors that somehow cover up the harsh taste of nicotine.
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::: An Entirely New Cooking Experience: The Boundless Cookbook :::
You've discovered a new diet, so you tinker with a few Paleo, Carnivore, or Keto recipes for a bit, then you get bored, frustrated, or just tired of the food and give up and watch all of your progress disappear.
Today, I’m putting all of that to an end as I finally unveil my top-secret project I've been working on: the Boundless Cookbook. Yes, I’ve been holed away in my secret Batman lab kitchen testing all manner of superfoods, fringe ingredients, recipe twists, molecular gastronomy, and a whole lot more to bring you this new and unique culinary guide.
Here’s what you’ll discover inside:
- Never-seen-before biohacking recipes that will invigorate your body.
- How to prepare nutrient-dense wild game, fish, and organ meats that taste like heaven.
- My secret mouthwatering rubs, salts, and marinades that give your muscles and nervous system the building blocks they need to operate at peak performance.
- My best tips on preparing smoothies and cocktails that will boost your muscle cell growth, help you eliminate brain fog, and reduce inflammation in your body.
- My drive and energy-stimulating superfood concoctions, which will boost your sex drive and take intimacy with your partner to a new high.
- Guilt-free, healthy desserts from my wife and twin boys that actually taste good and don’t take your blood glucose and insulin on a rollercoaster ride.
- All of that, and much, much more!
Congratulations To My Transformation Challenge Male Grand Prize Winner, Shajn Raines!
You have to check out how Shajn Raines was able to transform across all areas during the six weeks of my Transformation Challenge.
Here's Shajn's transformation breakdown…
- Body results—11 pounds of fat loss
- Mind results—Mood completely flipped from grump and unhappy to a positive and grateful mindset by week 2
- Spirit results—Implemented a new meditation and gratitude practice
Favorite module: Sleep optimization during week 5, because implementing an optimized morning and nighttime routine had the greatest noticeable impact overall.
Goals achieved: Regained 50% of his previous BMX riding abilities after years away from his life’s passion.
Will you be the next Grand Prize winner?
The next round runs from July 5th—August 15th. Registration closes on June 30th. Due to high demand, we have increased the space available and expect spots to sell out quickly.
Join me today at BenGreenfieldCoaching.com/TransformationChallenge!
Ancestral Health Symposium (August 12-14, 2021)
I'll be joining other researchers, clinicians, health enthusiasts, fitness professionals, and entrepreneurs at the 2021 Ancestral Health Symposium, a scientific conference that provides a forum for learning and discussion on all areas of human health.
Keep up on all of my LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
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