Little Known Hacks For Sleep, Jet Lag, Anti-Aging, Immunity, Smart Drugs & More: A Behind-The-Scenes Sneak Peek Of Ben Greenfield’s New Book Boundless.

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For the past three years, I've been tirelessly toiling behind the scenes to create the book I've personally always wished existed: a complete guide to optimizing the human body, mind, and spirit—written with no stone unturned, no fluff, no “watered down” drivel—just pure, hardcore, practical, from-the-trenches content.

I won't lie: nearly every big New York publishing house turned me down for this book.

  • It was too big. (The completed manuscript was over 1100 pages, and we trimmed it down to 608 pages for the final release.)
  • It was too comprehensive. (It wasn't a flash-in-the-pan, pop-culture, buy-it-at-your-airport-bookstore read that someone could get through in a few days then toss and move on.)
  • It was too edgy. (After all, I cover everything from the energy medicine to enemas to crazy sex tips to psychedelics and far beyond.)

But nonetheless, I decided to plow forward and write a book that I personally wanted to read and that I've always wanted to write: a big, beautiful, hardcover blueprint that anyone could rely on for years as a cookbook for all things performance, fat loss, digestion, brain, sleep, sex, spirit, happiness, anti-aging, longevity, and much more. (Heck, just the section on longevity covers every molecule in existence that can maximize your lifespan, and is over 173 pages alone!)

I call the final result “Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging,” and you can consider it to be the last book you'll ever need to unlock unparalleled breakthroughs in performance, recovery, sleep, gut health, hormone balance, and much more.

In this podcast, Angelo Keely, former podcast guest and co-founder and CEO of Kion, puts me in the hot seat. We reveal a ton of tips from the book, including hacks, tricks, and strategies for longevity, sleep, jet lag, the immune system, fat loss, fasting, and beyond.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Why Ben wrote Boundless [6:30]

  • “A book I've always wanted to write, and to read”
  • Brain, Body, Spirit optimization
  • Beyond Training was largely body-focused, but didn't get into brain, spirit, anti-aging components

-Who the book is for [10:15]

  • Anyone who wants optimal energy all day long
  • Give ideal combination of lifespan and healthspan
  • Written based on personal experiences, podcast guest experiences, etc.
  • It's not meant for quick consumption

-Why Ben wrote the book the way he did and how a reader should go about consuming it [16:15]

  • It's a blend of time in the trenches and well-researched science
  • Web page for each chapter; references, podcasts, etc.
  • “This book is more of a treasure,” something you can explore for months and months

-Ben explains the training and diet plans in the book [20:45]

  • Training plans:
    • Beginner: max fitness w/ minimum effective dose of exercise
    • Intermediate: Add a sauna session w/ breathwork, cold soak or swim
    • Advanced: Add biohacks (cold thermogenesis gear, holotropic breathwork, etc.)
  • There's no one diet that's perfect for everyone, but there are some commonalities among diets:
    • Regular periods of intermittent fasting
    • Low amount of inflammation
    • Periods of fasting and feasting
    • Detox throughout the year
    • Multi-colored plants and spices
  • Diet plans in Boundless:
    • Beginner: Clean up protocol; choose what diet will jump start the body
    • Intermediate: Wahls Protocol, Plant Paradox diet, low carb Mediterranean
    • Advanced: Weston A. Price protocol, paleo diet, ancestral diet
    • Travel: Eating healthy on the go
  • The book is written to allow the reader to determine what is best for their own body, rather than prescribing a solution

-A brief overview of the 200+ page chapter on anti-aging and longevity [35:00]

-Ben's approach to weight loss [46:00]

-The best way to read and consume the book [53:25]

-Hacks for the brain found in Boundless [58:10]

-New hacks for travel [1:06:30]

-Tips for immune system health [1:17:30]

-And much more…

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

Resources from this episode:

Click here to pre-order Ben Greenfield's new book “Boundless” now and to get in on the Boundless Sweepstakes!

– BGF podcasts mentioned:

Quicksilver (use code: GREENFIELD10 for a 10% discount)

Water and Wellness (use code: GREENFIELD for a 10% discount)

John Douillard's LifeSpa 

– Book: The Longevity Diet by Dr. Walter Longo

– Book: Undoctored by William Davis

– Book: Super Fuel by Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio

Bio Gaia L Reuteri

Oregano Oil

Real Ketones (code: BGF15 for 15% off of entire purchase)

Alms Bio Glutathione (code: BENGREENFIELD10 for a 10% discount)

Beekeeper's Naturals Bee Propolis 

Colostrum (code: BEN)

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Angelo or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

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49 thoughts on “Little Known Hacks For Sleep, Jet Lag, Anti-Aging, Immunity, Smart Drugs & More: A Behind-The-Scenes Sneak Peek Of Ben Greenfield’s New Book Boundless.

  1. Bill says:

    Kindle version for pre-order? I really don’t want a HUGE paper book.

    1. Kindle version will be available when sale launches. You can sign up here to be notified when that happens: https://boundlessbook.com/

  2. TheBaronofSD says:

    Hi Ben,

    As others have stated, having a bear of a time finding wild strawberry powder. Plenty of Strawberry powders but none specifically stating wild strawberries. Any recommendations?

    Thanks!

  3. Matt says:

    Hi Ben,

    Can’t seem to find wild strawberry anywhere! Any difference between regular strawberry powder and wild?

  4. Brandy Barnett says:

    Anybody catch the name or info on the ayurvedic cleanse diet?

    1. Brandy Barnett says:

      Nvm I found it

  5. Tomasz says:

    Hi Ben, where to buy Dihxea. My mother has alzhaimer and maybe this could help. Thanks

    1. I'd recommend finding a doctor who specializes in peptides here: https://peptidesociety.org/

  6. Edward says:

    I want to pre-order but have to get the Kindle version (eyesight issues). Will this be available in time to partake in the sweepstakes? Thanks for writing the book and getting us all pumped on it!

  7. Jgross says:

    Ben, Could you link to a wild strawberry powder you use? I see strawberry powder but not wild strawberry powder on Amazon.

  8. Carina says:

    Great podcast! In the UK we have the liquid form of the Gaia probiotic… can that be used to make the coconut yoghurt?

    Any ideas what to substitute for gelatine for vegans?

    Many thanks xx

    1. Ramon says:

      You should try Agar-agar (it’s vegetal gelatine) derived from alguae

    2. Haven't used that, but I don't see why not. Just make sure it has the L. reuteri strain. I would try something like this as a gelatin substitute: https://amzn.to/2NpMpRa

  9. Stathis Theodoropoulos says:

    Excited for the book.

    In anticipation of diving into this transformation, what blood and other tests should we get done so we know what are the best diets, etc?

  10. Jeff G says:

    Where can you buy Wild Strawberry powder and do you have a recommended supplier/brand?

    1. Josh says:

      Additionally to this very question I had was this: strawberry powder vs. just taking a fisetin supplement? In each case…what is the best source?

  11. Joey says:

    Ben
    Can’t wait to get my hands on this new book. After listening to the podcast this morning,
    I wanted to get more information about what my wife should eat while she is pregnant. She is currently 8 weeks pregnant and I won’t be able to get the book until another couple of months. Do you have any recommendations for us to make sure we are doing everything we can to have a healthy and symmetry baby. I can’t wait to preorder the book. Thanks again

  12. Nick says:

    Can you tell me when an Audible version be available for preorder.

    1. Rose Nicholson says:

      Yes I would like an audible version, too. Would it be possible to buy the hard copy and get an audible version for a discount? No worries if not, but it would be great to listen to the book and have the hard copy as a reference. Thanks for considering!

    2. Audible version will not be available for pre-order.

  13. Vitalijus says:

    hi, where You can buy CMAX, Dihexa?

    1. Heather says:

      Yes! I was wondering this too!

  14. Michael Solberg says:

    I’ve been at at least three different parties where there was someone with congestion, and I’ve suggested the nose-unblocking exercise. I was always (ALWAYS) initially laughed at, until the person tried it, and it worked like a charm. Such a great hack!

  15. LENAR says:

    Hey Ben,

    Can you please confirm the temperature in the oven for making own yogurt. Was it 110-115º C or F???

    Thanks!

  16. James Anderson says:

    Since the science is always changing, how will you provide updates or important changes to the science if some of the new age supplements you are recommending turn out to be problematic in humans?

    1. Same way I always have, via my podcast and articles.

  17. John says:

    Hey Ben. Long time listener. I had a question about my morning aerobic routine. In the summer I’m running an easy three miles followed by a cold shower and a walk to work with a cup of green tea. In the winter it could be -20 and the last thing I want to do is jump in a cold shower. Will just being in the cold for my run and 20 minute walk to work after take care of what the cold showers were doing? Seems like a no brainer but never hurts to ask.

    1. Assuming you've got clothes on when you're out walking… no, won't have the same effect. :)

  18. Caitlin says:

    Hi Ben! Longtime silent listener, thank you for all of the ongoing (not to mention free!) content, education and entertainment! I was wondering if you have a go-to Kitchari recipe that you enjoy?

  19. Adrian MP says:

    Where can i buy subcutaneous peptides?

    1. I recommend finding a doctor in your area here: https://peptidesociety.org/

  20. Roy says:

    Yep this here redneck from New Mexico done went and bought hisself the preorder for Boundless so that I may someday outrun my genetic limitations!

    Seriously Ben, a sure runaway best seller, I can hardly wait to get it and thanks for giving some of us more sneak peaks and good stuff that hit the cutting room floor.

  21. John says:

    THE BLOODY BOOK AINT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2020…..

  22. john mcevoy says:

    Where can you buy CMAX and Dihexa? Almost no information on either from a google search.

    1. It was a typo, look up SEMAX

  23. Bobby G Delos Santos says:

    Preordered the book! Love the daily workout video.

    When will edited portions of book be available?

    1. Stay tuned to your email for updates. We'll be sending them periodically between now and release in January.

  24. Marie says:

    Hello Ben !
    I cannnn’t wait to read your book! 😊 I was wondering will there be any translated versions of your book: Boundless in French. I’d love to give a copy to my sister… The Perfect yet late Christmas gift!

    Thanks a lot for you devotion, your passion and your desire to share all that knowledge with us. I truly appreciate your work.

  25. Stefanie Hilton says:

    Where can one buy the CMAX?

    1. Sean Gill says:

      I haven’t been able to find it either? the only mention I even found of it was in the value table of an antihistamine that also said the product caused drowsiness. So we need a products name please Ben!

      1. Sean Gill says:

        Yep, its SEMAX

    2. That was a typo. Look up SEMAX.

  26. Joei says:

    Where can you buy the book?

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