The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 4/5-4/11

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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

Natural Alternatives to Ozempic Without the Debilitating Side Effects

On the hunt for effective and side-effect-free alternatives to GLP-1 peptides like Ozempic?

You're not alone.

The good news is that several strategies can mimic the benefits of these peptides without the downsides of gastrointestinal side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, as well as the potential risk of pancreatitis and thyroid cancer.

First off, let's talk about the power of probiotics, specifically strains like Akkermansia muciniphila. These gut warriors are fantastic for stimulating GLP-1 naturally, enhancing your body's ability to manage hunger and satiety. Combine this with strategic fasting and regular exercise, and you're on your way to optimizing your body's natural peptide production.

Calocurb is one of the best probiotic supplements for this purpose. It's the result of over 13 years of research and a whopping $30 million in funding. Its active ingredient, Amarasate, a natural extract of New Zealand bitter hops, has been clinically shown to slash hunger by 30%, cravings by 40%, and overall calorie intake by 18%. What's fascinating is its particular knack for crushing carb cravings, acting in a way that's strikingly similar to Ozempic but without the unwanted side effects.

How does it achieve this? By boosting the release of appetite-regulating compounds like cholecystokinin (CCK), peptide YY (PYY), and, yes, GLP-1 (causing an up to 6X increase!), leading to a significant boost in fullness and satiety signals.

Another standout option is Pendulum Therapeutics‘ GLP-1 probiotic. Pendulum's formula features the strain discussed above, Akkermansia muciniphila, which specifically targets GLP-1 stimulation while bolstering the crucial gut-brain connection. With special code “GREENFIELD,” you can snag 20% off your first month's subscription. (To discover more about this innovative probiotic, I recommend catching my podcast featuring co-founder of Pendulum and Johns Hopkins molecular biochemistry graduate, Dr. Colleen Cutcliffe.) 

If you don't want to buy a done-for-you supplement like Calocurb or Pendulum, can add other supplements and herbs to your regimen to test their effects, especially if you are monitoring blood glucose. Some of the best options include:

These natural products not only mimic the gut-modulating effects of GLP-1 peptides but also offer a host of additional benefits, including good antioxidant support.

I'm curious to hear your thoughts and experiences. Are there any other natural tactics or supplements you've found beneficial? Any feedback or questions after giving these strategies a whirl? Let's keep the conversation going in the comments section of this post…

Want to unearth more about hunger suppressors, including Calocurb? Check out these resources:

Did You Catch the Debut of Hacking Happiness, the New Series I'm Hosting?

Behind the scenes, I’ve been helping to create (and host!) a brand new documentary series called Hacking Happiness — a project two years in the making that will redefine how you approach happiness.

Hacking HappinessThroughout history, the quest for lasting happiness has puzzled experts, philosophers, and seekers alike. And yes, like you, I've been on that quest too. My journey has been about more than just physical achievements; it's been a quest to elevate my baseline of happiness and truly understand what it means to live joyfully.

Join me as I host over 40 world-class experts in happiness, personal development, and biohacking, leading you on a dive deep into the art and science of cultivating joy, well-being, and fulfillment.

To start watching Hacking Happiness for free, click this link!

Want to double down on maximizing your happiness? I recommend partnering the documentary with “The Joyful Mind: 9 Strategies for Lifelong Happiness,” a FREE eBook full of insights and strategies backed by extensive research and millions of dollars in scientific studies, all aimed at enhancing happiness in the most genuine and lasting ways. You can grab your copy of the book here.

Transform Your Life and Reach Boundless Success

Are you craving a truly personalized approach to fitness and unwavering accountability to reach your goals?

If so, your search ends today.

Imagine having a team of dedicated expert coaches right by your side, crafting a training plan tailored exclusively for you. We'll dive deep into your unique goals, aspirations, and challenges to create a roadmap that leads you to success.

My Elite Coaching Program focuses on workouts, biohacking secrets, and nutrition. But it's not just about workouts and exercises — this comprehensive, holistic journey covers every facet of your well-being, from personalized nutritional advice to cutting-edge biohacking techniques, positioning you at the pinnacle of peak performance. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you surpass your own limits.

My new 16-week program will guide you from information overload to transformation enjoyment.

If you're ready to banish brain fog and push your energy through the roof, use code ELITE2024 to save 40% off your first month of the Ben Greenfield Elite Coaching program. This exclusive rate is valid through June 30, 2024, so make sure to secure your spot before it's too late!

I'm Hiring a Social Media Specialist!

I'm excited to announce an opening on my team for the role of Social Media Specialist.

The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for executing all BGL marketing activities, including social posting and engagement, social media copywriting, affiliate linking, and creative link updates.

Interested in applying? Then I'd love to hear from you — check out the role here.

Explore a Fusion of Biohacking and Culinary Innovation in Boundless Kitchen

Dive into a unique blend of biohacking and molecular gastronomy with 48 innovative recipes designed for health, longevity, and pure deliciousness. I'm taking you on a wild ride through my kitchen lab, where we'll explore everything from unconventional tools to fringe superfoods like organ meats and colostrum.

Get ready to expand your cooking skills with dishes ranging from Carrot Cake Blender Waffles to Sous Vide Blueberry Brisket. You'll not only master techniques like sous vide and air frying but also discover the science of clean eating and the restorative power of food. Get ready to unleash a world of flavor and innovation in your cooking!

Want a copy for your kitchen, or would you like to gift Boundless Kitchen to your friends and family? Order it here.

Podcasts I Recorded This Week: 

Big Things I’ve Changed My Mind About: Keto, Carnivore, Cryotherapy, Statins, THC, Sleep Hygiene, Minimal Effective Dose Of Exercise & More!

This episode was brought to you by Paleovalley, C60 (code GREENFIELD15), Mito Red Light (code BGLIFE), Ion Layer (code GREENFIELD), and Jigsaw Health (code GREENFIELD10).



Best Of Hormone Health: How To Stop Hormonal Weight Gain, The Truth About Birth Control, How To Optimize Your Testosterone Levels & More.

This episode was brought to you by Joovv (code BEN), Manukora (code BEN), BON CHARGE (code GREENFIELD), Thrive Market, and LeelaQ (code BEN10).


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Articles Recently Released About Me:

Biohacking is a term that's thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really mean? In my recent conversation on the podcast Brave New World with Lord Evgeniy Lebedev, we delve into this topic, exploring how simple lifestyle changes in exercise, diet, and exposure to light can contribute to overall wellness. As we spend a day together, I share insights on biohacking and how you might already be practicing it without even realizing it.

Catch that podcast here or check out this related article, published by The Standard. The article includes a video interview featuring my time with Lord Lebedev and an interview with journalist Will Hosie where I dive deeper into why biohacking and being a human performance enthusiast reflects my desire to fulfill God's purpose for me.

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Product Of The Week

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Ever feel like you're running on empty, struggling to kickstart your day or find that second wind?

I've got a solution that's not your typical morning brew — it's called the Jigsaw Adrenal Cocktail™.

Unlike “real” cocktails, it's a meticulously crafted blend of nutrients designed to support and rejuvenate your adrenals, those tiny but mighty glands that play a pivotal role in waking you up and keeping you energized throughout your day.

With a powerhouse combo of whole food vitamin C, potassium bicarbonate, and Redmond’s Real Salt®, this cocktail is the fuel your adrenals crave to function optimally.jigsaw adrenal cocktail

Why focus on the adrenals, you ask?

These glands are your body's hormone powerhouses, regulating your wake-up call (aka cortisol levels) every morning. In the world of “go-go-go,” it's easy for your adrenals to get burned out, leaving you feeling sluggish and foggy. The Adrenal Cocktail™ steps in to support these glands with the perfect balance of essential minerals and whole food vitamin C from acerola fruit — ensuring your body synthesizes and utilizes these nutrients efficiently.

When it comes to eating well and supplementing wisely, the goal isn't to mask fatigue with a temporary buzz but to nourish your body at the cellular level for sustained alertness and performance. This is exactly what the Adrenal Cocktail™ can do.

So, if you're ready to ditch the caffeine jitters and embrace a more vibrant you, reach for the kind of cocktail you'll want to keep waking up to — no hangover, just pure, focused energy to power through your day.

Whether you opt for the convenience of capsules or the ritual of mixing up a jar, Jigsaw Health has got you covered with a special offer: use code GREENFIELD10 here to get $10 off your order of Adrenal Coccktail™.

Upcoming Events:

Health Optimization Summit — London: June 15–16, 2024

The Health Optimization Summit is the ultimate gathering for anyone passionate about biohacking, wellness, and living their best life. Dubbed a must-do event, it promises a transformative weekend filled with the opportunity to meet and learn from over 35 world-class speakers (including yours truly) in nutrition, longevity, mental health, relationships, and more. Learn best-kept secrets, try out the latest high-tech health gadgets, and discover the cleanest supplements and foods on the market. Don't miss this life-changing weekend — grab your tickets here before they're gone and get 10% off with code BEN.

The Longevity Circle Retreat in Croatia — Superyacht Wellness Adventure: Sept 4–10, 2024

Step aboard the ultimate luxury wellness journey: the longevity-focused Superyacht Wellness Adventure, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Croatia from September 4–10, 2024. This exclusive, invite-only event offers an unparalleled experience that blends opulence with the pursuit of wellness, disease prevention, and a long, happy life. With only 10 cabins available, this intimate retreat promises personalized attention and an atmosphere of elite exclusivity. Each day, I will lead 5–6 invigorating workouts, share insights through 1–2 enlightening talks, and engage in organic discussions and Q&A sessions, ensuring a transformative experience. Secure your spot here for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and be part of a select group dedicated to elevating their health.

Biohacking Retreat with Ben Greenfield — Costa Rica: Oct 28–31, 2024

Join me this October for an unparalleled biohacking retreat set in the breathtaking landscapes of Costa Rica. This is an exclusive opportunity to dive deep into the world of biohacking, wellness, and personal optimization at Kinkára, a sanctuary of rejuvenation and adventure. Over three nights, you'll get to explore cutting-edge strategies for enhancing your health and performance, from engaging lectures to hands-on meditation and breathwork sessions. We'll bond over group hikes, savor three meticulously prepared meals daily, unwind with live music, and experience the transformative Temezcal ceremony. Plus, you'll enjoy luxury amenities and quality time with me and a community of like-minded individuals. Space is intentionally limited to 50 guests to ensure a personalized and impactful experience. Don't miss this chance to elevate your well-being and connect with the essence of biohacking amidst Costa Rica's natural beauty. Secure your spot here to ensure you don't miss out!

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Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Amino Acids

If you aren’t using Kion Aminos yet, it’s time to start.

Check this out: You’ve probably heard that your body is made up of mostly water. What you probably haven't heard is that everything is 50% amino acids.

These building blocks of life are essential for health and fitness. No matter how you like to move — whatever you do to stay fit — amino acids are essential.

This is why Kion Aminos is my fundamental supplement for fitness.

I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery.

Kion Aminos is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, has the highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors.

So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery… you need to get Kion Aminos.

Click here to get your hands on the new, ultra-refreshing Watermelon and Mango Kion Aminos.

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2 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 4/5-4/11

  1. Ron Kastner says:

    Hey Ben,
    I’ve been a fan and follower for years. We had a short conversation many years ago about a book I was writing. I start every day, after an at least 12 hour overnight fast, with green tea (Sencha and/or Matcha), circumin, Akkermansia and a New Rhythm pro-biotic I’ve been taking for years. Feels great, and very comfortable being “empty” for another few hours.
    Btw, the book is finished, A Life Yet to Live: Finding Health, Vitality and Joy after 60. I’m an actual 74 year old who practices this stuff as if my life depended on it (it does.) V02 max of 46, HRV in the 60’s. If you ever want to know what it’s actually like to be ultra-healthy at this stage of life, and what I do to stay that way, give me shout. Best, Ron

  2. Hi Ben Greenfield! I have discovered you over the past six months or so in search of feeling better. I had to leave my dream job as a nurse practitioner related to health issues. On to the reason for my ‘comment’ regarding your newsletter. I tried Calocarb myself without any noticeable improvement in the claims it makes. Darn it! I find this to be the case with so many supplements. I very much enjoyed your writings on EVOO! Holy Molly, who would have thunk such sinister components surround that industry. Thank you!!!!!!! I have been purchasing EVOO from The Fraires (perhaps a sp is needed here). I reached out to the owners spouse sending her your well written article. Jennifer is her first name. I believe I heard about their EVOO by Dr. Mark Hyman. Can’t swear to that though. Anyway, thanks for all you do. I am trying hard to get my health back on track and hope to then re-enter the medical world in a different format. I can clearly see the better path to take, which is not westernized medicine! Treat symptoms and forget about prevention! Ugh. I feel a lot of guilt in practicing medicine as I did! Keep up your good work! You are an amazing person! Leslie Carmack

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