November 2, 2023
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!
Boundless Kitchen — My New Cookbook Coming Out Next Month!
… 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, where 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 me, 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 the “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!).
Dress Shoes That Don't Sacrifice The Comfort Of Your Feet (And Still Look Stylish For Every Occasion)
What does your foot care routine look like lately?
If your answer is, “Um… what foot care routine?” or you are wondering if I'm referring to pedicures, then you may want to think beyond just making sure you have sightly toenails and a good pair of shoes.
After all, you use your feet to move you wherever you go, all day long. And if you're active like me, they're probably taking even more of a pounding. Yet, foot health is often taken for granted, that is, until your feet start to hurt.
Plenty of my friends have dealt with foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bunions, and more, preventing them from doing the activities they love and really from just getting around at all without annoying pain. Since I personally don't like being slowed down by my feet, I have several products on hand (pun intended, I suppose) to keep my feet in tip-top shape. One of these products that I love is Free Form Shoes.
The team behind Free Form Shoes created this ideal footwear in a unique way that not only provides support and comfort for the foot but is also incredibly stylish and suitable for almost any occasion. They crafted a shoe that gives enough space for the foot to take on neutral alignment and prevent the muscles and joints from being cramped due to a lack of space.
The quest for the perfect shoe began in 2013 when its founder, Joey Ahearn, embarked on a journey to bring comfort and style together in harmony. He aimed to merge the aesthetics and craftsmanship of classic dress shoes with the knowledge of anatomy and optimal foot function. After spending many years learning from the experts in barefoot functionality, Ahearn's vision was finally realized in 2020 with the launch of Free Form Shoes — where classic elegance meets anatomical bliss.
I personally love these shoes, especially when my wife Jessa and I want to go out for a date night. I feel like they elevate my fashion game, while also keeping my foot health in mind, and preventing my feet from suffering if I want to dress it up a bit more.
So if you're like me and want something that incorporates both style and comfort, you can check out Free Form Shoes here and use code BEN at checkout to save 5%. Enjoy!
Unplug and Unwind — The Ultimate Holiday Family Fun
The secret weapon? Games!
Recently, my family's favorite has been Fart of War, which was hilariously crafted (and inspired) by my sons and me!🃏
In a world filled with Netflix, doom scrolling, and the like, Fart of War offers a fantastic opportunity to bring laughter, connection, and some good old-fashioned fun to your holiday gatherings. It’s the antidote to too much screen time and the perfect way to create lasting memories with your loved ones (and make flatulence a competitive sport in your family, if it isn't already).
So this season, let’s power down those devices and power up the laughter!
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Product Of The Week
::: Get A Free Bottle Of Artisanal Olive Oil — Discover How EVOO Is *Supposed* To Be :::
I drink oodles of olive oil, particularly the extra virgin variety.
For starters, olive oil is the cornerstone of healthy diets renowned for enhancing longevity, such as the Mediterranean diet, and is a staple for paleo, keto, and Atkins diets because it’s a delicious, zero-carb food packed with healthy fats that makes almost any meal more flavorful and satisfying.
Studies have found that regular consumption of olive oil (as long as it’s not the fake, tainted kind of olive oil all-too-common in the industry these days) can:
- Lower bad cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
- Help mitigate cancer risk, especially cancer of the breast, prostate, and colon
- Lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of diabetes
- Reduce inflammation and joint pain from arthritis
Perhaps one of the most remarkable benefits of olive oil is that it can also significantly help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s — by a lot!
This is important because U.S. health experts are bracing for a tidal wave of new dementia cases as baby boomers hit their 60s, 70s, and beyond.
And the facts show that your risk of dementia is powerfully related to the foods you consume. A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that “Older people who load up their plates with carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment,” a forerunner of Alzheimer’s disease.
Imagine that — four times the risk.
However, the study also found that people who had diets that were highest in healthy fat (nuts, healthy oils) were 42% less likely to develop cognitive impairment.
While the health advantages of consuming olive oil are clear, you should know that the kind of olive oil you buy and consume is important — you won’t get the full benefit from the bottle on your supermarket shelf.
Here’s what I do about this problem: my friend T.J. Robinson of Fresh Pressed has, hands-down, the tastiest, most nutritious olive oils on the market.
A one-time chef and gourmet food writer and editor, T.J. came up with the idea of hunting for the world’s best, freshest artisanal extra virgin olive oils — and flying them straight from the new harvest at their peak of flavor and nutritional potency directly to the kitchens of America’s top gourmet chefs, passionate foodies, and lovers of natural, healthy foods. He does this through his special (and fast-growing) Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club.
I recommend them to anyone who wants to enjoy olive oil the way it’s meant to be enjoyed — direct from the harvest in its purest, freshest state and at its zenith of nutritional potency. And, man oh man, it is the tastiest olive oil you'll ever consume, and it comes with an entire printed brochure on recipes, tasting notes, the farms it came from, and plenty more.
His oils are pricey, normally $39. But the super-fresh flavor will blow you away. To prove it, T. J. will send you a $39 bottle free if you’ll pay just $1 to help cover shipping. Click here to try a free bottle and discover how top-of-the-line artisanal EVOO is meant to taste. No commitment to buy anything, now or ever.
Elements of Vitality: December 8, 2023
Return to the Elements of Vitality: This will be the second time my good friend Dr. John Lieurance and I 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 want to stay on top of all 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 bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Protein Bar
You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.
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
- 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.
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