The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 10/13-10/19

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Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup!

In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including 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 opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!

New Discoveries

Achieve Your Full Potential: My New Masterclass For Living Your Most Fulfilling Life

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a completely free 6-Day Life Optimization Challenge.

Over the course of the challenge, we dove deep into how to take control of your daily routine and align it with your core values for greater fulfillment, happiness, and success.

With comprehensive guides and actionable tips, we explored optimizing your time management, physical health, mental clarity, spiritual growth, and interpersonal relationships.

Thousands joined me in this transformative 6-day journey of total life optimization. Now that the challenge has concluded, I'm thrilled to continue building on these individual action plans with my new Masterclass for taking optimization to the next level.

In the Masterclass, I'll be sharing my proven framework and methodology for fully optimizing every aspect of your life holistically. You'll learn how to master your mornings, streamline your schedule, shape your body through smart exercise and nutrition, calm and focus your mind, connect with your deeper purpose, strengthen your relationships, and much more.

Sign up now to reserve your spot in the Masterclass and start living a truly optimized life. This is your chance to join the thousands who are already dedicated to the total life optimization lifestyle. But act fast – registration is limited and will be closing soon.

I hope to see you in the Masterclass! Let's continue our optimization journey together.

P.S. For those looking for more immersive, 1-on-1 guidance, be sure to check out my new Elite Coaching Program. It's a personalized life optimization system where I'll mentor you step-by-step through customized plans for nutrition, biohacking, mindfulness, and achieving your biggest goals. Learn more and apply now!

“Boundless Kitchen” – My New Cookbook Coming Out Next Month!

The cat's out of the bag…

…I have another cookbook coming out and it's called “Boundless Kitchen“!

Discover the intersection of biohacking and molecular gastronomy in this groundbreaking new cookbook. In this book, I personally invite you into my kitchen laboratory to concoct 48 recipes to inspire longevity, health, and delicious eating.

With my signature “mad scientist chef” approach, I attempt to equip home cooks with unconventional tools, fringe superfoods like organ meats and colostrum, and the science behind clean eating.

Expand your culinary horizons with plants, meats, fermented foods, drinks, and desserts, from Carrot Cake Blender Waffles to Crispy Fish Collars to Sous Vide Blueberry Brisket. Yum! Also, master new techniques like sous vide, air frying, roasting, and braising, and thoroughly understand the restorative power of food at the cellular level and why these recipes work.

Whether you're an amateur biohacker or just food-obsessed, this cookbook will open your eyes to the future of healthy, sustainable eating.

So, what do you get when you pre-order my Boundless Kitchen cookbook today?

  • Early Access – Get your hands on Boundless Kitchen before anyone else!
  • Free Download – Score immediate access to a 7-day meal plan, curated by Ben and featuring recipes from the original Boundless Cookbook!
  • VIP Invitation to a LIVE Launch-Day Event – Your pre-order of Boundless Kitchen earns you a private invitation to “Cooking with Ben” Launch Day Event, LIVE on November 14th!
  • Join the Ben Greenfield Life community – At BGL, we believe that food is not just sustenance – it’s a gateway to an extraordinary life.

Your journey to truly “boundless” living starts here!

Pre-order Boundless Kitchen now to gain access to all the VIP perks above (and get excited for the book's official release on November 14th!).

Fried Kidneys With Bone Marrow Butter, Anyone?

Kidneys are rich in many nutrients such as riboflavin, vitamin B12, iron, and selenium.

They also contain Vitamin K2, which helps to distribute calcium throughout the body where it is needed most. When combined with the nutrition and flavor powerhouse that is bone marrow butter, they instantly become a luxurious, nutrient-dense meal you can drool over.

Kidneys are good sources of protein, zinc, Vitamin A, copper, and folate. Just one 100-gram portion serving of kidney contains about 20 grams of protein! Other nutritional benefits of kidneys include:

  • Riboflavin, which raises the metabolic rate, and boosts energy levels
  • Vitamin B12 and Folate for healthy brain function and nervous system
  • Iron to keep body tissues oxygenated
  • Selenium as an antioxidant that boosts the immune system
  • Vitamin K2, which activates the calcium-binding actions of two proteins — matrix GLA protein and osteocalcin, which help to build and maintain bones
  • Copper as a powerful antioxidant to also helps with iron absorption and strengthen connective tissue
  • Zinc for healthy thyroid function and to help the body heal from wounds
  • Vitamin A to strengthen both the digestive and respiratory system

Meanwhile, bone marrow butter is rich, creamy umami, and chock full of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals, stem cell precursors, and many other hormonally supportive compounds.

Kidney can be very strong-tasting, iron-rich, and can sometimes even be a bit bitter. The bone marrow butter (good recipe here) slathered on top before eating can definitely help, but also, to offset this, I soak the kidneys in dairy kefir for 24 hours, then rinse and sous vide at 140F for 4 hours with a Joule wand. In the sous vide bag for this recipe, I added Colima salt, black peppercorns, fresh noni honey from Kauai Farmacy, Primal Kitchen dijon mustard, and Primal Kitchen olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Then I sautéed the kidneys in grass-fed butter for a quick 3 minutes per side and they became…

…melt-in-your-mouth, oh-so-kidney good!

Who else enjoys offal? How do you cook it? For more tips, check out my Boundless Cookbook  (and be sure to pre-order my upcoming cookbook, Boundless Kitchen, which is coming out next month)!


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Product Of The Week

::: Boost Your Brainpower With Qualia Mind—What I Call ‘The God Pill' :::

You need to start caring about your brain health…like yesterday.

Did you know the human brain often begins losing 5% (or more) in weight and volume each decade from our 40s onward?

And many human intelligence markers peak as early as our 20s.

But the right nootropic formula can help sustain your mental prime way longer than it otherwise might last.

And simply put, Qualia Mind is the most indispensable supplement on earth when it comes to supporting your brain health.*

The world-class science team behind Qualia Mind researched hundreds of ingredients for their brain health benefits.

Then they whittled that list down to just 28 brainpower ingredients backed by the most impressive research.*

For me, Qualia Mind has dramatically increased how long my mental A-game lasts during my busiest days.†

Click here to hear the amazing real-life experience I had with Qualia Mind and why I recommend it to everyone.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.
†Disclaimer: This review represents the personal experience and opinions of the author, and is not a guarantee, promise, or reflection of other users’ results. The author was provided [free product/compensation] in exchange for this endorsement.

Upcoming Events:

Couples Collective: October 25th – 29th, 2023

Couples Collective is an exclusive and immersive way to explore health, wellness, and mindset with your significant other. Jessa and I will be leading a health optimization and relationships workshop, alongside many other awesome couples. This is a small event, and access requires you to interview with event-holder OWN IT to ensure a right fit. However, for those who are said fit, this event is designed to bring you into deeper union within your relationship and onward into greater connection with your life, love, health, and happiness. I'm looking for 6 to 7 power couples to come join me at the event – are you one of them? Learn more here.

Elements of Vitality: December 8th, 2023

Return to the Elements of Vitality—this will be the second time myself and good friend Dr. John Lieurance collaborate to bring you the most effective and cutting-edge health and wellness advice, protocols, and some of our favorite tools. If you’re into health and wellness, and you want to stay on top of all of the cutting-edge, latest and greatest innovations and protocols, you don’t want to miss this event. Learn more here.

Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following!

Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Protein Bar

You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.

They combine the cleanest natural ingredients into complementing supplements (and foods!) that help you unlock your body’s natural energy.

And their new Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar is out of this world delicious.

Not only that but it is made with only real, whole-food ingredients—giving it balanced macronutrients for clean, stable energy.

The Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar’s complex flavors and texture come from real, natural, whole-food ingredients such as…

  • Organic almonds
  • Organic cocoa nibs
  • Organic chia seeds
  • Organic coconut, and
  • Organic honey

And it contains 11 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed whey protein isolate to support your active lifestyle.

I promise you, you’re going to love this new protein bar. Click here to try it.

Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.

Boundless Parenting standing on deskAs you may know, in February of this year I released Boundless Parenting: a labor of love made up of interviews with some of the most incredible parents on the planet and their combined wisdom.

This book is designed to be a guide to, well, guiding your child in a world where navigating the act of raising a family has become a lost art. 

The interviews in Boundless Parenting range from Bryan Johnson of Blueprint to my friends Dr. Dan and Merily Pompa, and many, many more. The text is chock full of all sorts of tools and tactics, from teaching your kids how to fast (and when it would be appropriate) to the ways Jessa and I have invested in the Greenfield family legacy. It has everything you need to go from lost-puppy-without-a-clue to grade-A super parent, and also has plenty of wisdom and actionable information for well-seasoned parents. 

Now Boundless Parenting is available as the ultimate audio experience, as each chapter's narration comes not just from me and my wife Jessa, but also from each contributing parent's voice. 

That’s right, you get to hear each parent read their chapter from their own perspective, making this audiobook come to life.

The parents, including my very own mom, my dad, myself, my wife, and many other models of practical parenting wisdom, delve into the fascinating realms of education, discipline, parenting, legacy, and so much more with specifics like:

  • The best methods for developing lifelong immunity, cellular resilience, mental toughness, and overall health in a child
  • How to manage your time, deal with overwhelm, care for yourself, and maintain high levels of productivity and health while raising children
  • Family mission statements to family brands, traditions, and routines that foster pride and a strong identity in children
  • Parents like Naveen Jain reveal how anyone can start a non-profit for their child for generational wealth building
  • The crazy, controversial primal secrets of “tiger dad” parents like The Liver King and Joe Desena
  • Lenore Skenazy on why she's America's Worst Mom (and why you should be too!)
  • Joseph Anew and Emilia Run's advice on respectful parenting, slowing down, and controversial topics like co-sleeping
  • Angie Fletcher on the intriguing traditions she began with her oldest child as a single, divorced mother
  • My own parents Gary and Pat Greenfield on how they raised me and my 4 siblings to approach the world in a far different, outside-the-box way compared to other kids
  • And much more!

I’ve even included a sneak peek just for you in a podcast I recorded, so you can start learning right here, right now!

Listen to me go over my love and logic parenting philosophy, how Boundless Parenting came to be, and other sections directly from the book.

Because parenting isn’t something you have to do alone. Remember the saying “It takes a village”? 

So here's the favor: Listen to the sneak peek and if it strikes your fancy, let my book and the incredible parents in it be your village. Check out the audiobook release of Boundless Parenting here.

Also a quick little PS: I have a new book coming out soon called Boundless Kitchen that contains 48 inspired recipes for longevity, health, and great eating. Keep on the lookout for it as it'll be coming out later next month! 

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