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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

Unveiling the Vital Link Between Religion, Health, and Community: Why I’m Spiritual *and* Religious

I recently read this article about the many, often scientifically proven benefits of church attendance, and it got me thinking about why religion and spirituality are often missing from conversations about health and well-being.

Despite a long list of social determinants like employment, income, and race being recognized for their impact on health outcomes, religion and spirituality seldom make the cut. But let me tell you, that's a big mistake.

Research suggests weekly service attendance is associated with better health. For example, a major 2022 systematic review in the Journal of the American Medical Association documented over 215 studies (including Harvard’s Nurses’ Health Study), linking religion to improved health outcomes, such as:

  • Lower mortality risk
  • Reduced depression
  • Improved cardiovascular disease survival
  • Greater happiness and purpose in life

Now, some may argue that religion is just a correlate, not a cause, for these improvements. However, available data suggests otherwise. Most studies have carefully controlled for various factors — and still consistently show that religious attendance plays a causal role in steering people's health in the right direction.

Here's the kicker: despite the growing evidence, religion is still largely ignored in public health discussions, though studies suggest religion and spirituality play a vital role in health and well-being. 

Americans might recognize the societal good religious institutions can do, but fewer and fewer are actively engaging with them. The decline isn’t just about wavering beliefs but practical factors like distance or busy schedules. 

I firmly believe that attending church — beyond simply being spiritual — is a significant factor in how religion enhances health.

Take this quote from Art of Manliness, for example: “Spirituality may in fact thrive most when given a little structure — a prism for focusing one’s feelings, intentions, and thoughts in a more consistent and fruitful direction…” 

Even among the religiously affiliated, regular attendance is slipping — yet, believer or non-believer, there are compelling reasons for you to attend church.

Benefits of being a regular church attendee include enhanced social support, a chance for reflection, disciplined routines, communal singing, exposure to diverse perspectives, lessened partisanship, opportunities for service, and better mental and physical health

It's time for a change. The world needs more funding for research, incorporation of religious health findings into public health curricula, and a shift in mindset to promote religion as a social determinant of health. 

What do you think about the link between religion, church, spirituality, and health? Drop me a line in the comments so we can keep the conversation flowing — I'd love to know your thoughts!

Your Mother's Day Gift Guide Is Here! Discover the Perfect Gift to Make Mom Feel Loved and Appreciated

Tired of gifting the same old earrings, candles, and flowers to dear Mom? Or just scratching your head about WHAT to get her that’s “different” this year?

No worries: I've created a vetted and curated done-for-you guide that'll make it easy to show your appreciation with presents that go beyond the ordinary.Ben's family

In my Timeless Mother’s Day Health and Wellness Gift Guide, you'll find 15 thoughtful and health-conscious gift ideas designed to uplift and empower the moms in your life.

From skincare to wellness tech, these handpicked, curated gifts will help Mom destress, feel more energized, easily take care of her health, and be a total pattern interrupt from “normal” Mother’s Day gifts…

Here are some highlights from my Mother's Day Gift Guide:

  • Help her experience rejuvenated skin with Young Goose's Biohack Aging System.
  • Indulge her sweet tooth — guilt-free — with Spring & Mulberry's date-sweetened chocolate bars.
  • Nourish her body with Pique Tea's delicious herbal teas, crafted as great coffee alternatives for women, featuring cacao, functional mushrooms, and adaptogens.
  • Revitalize her living space with Canopy's innovative humidifiers.
  • Enhance her skin health, reduce inflammation, and boost circulation with red light therapy from Mito Red Light. 

This is just a sneak peek — explore a diverse range of epic, health-boosting gifts in the full guide!

Whether you're shopping for your mom, wife, sister, or friend, my guide offers presents that promote health, wellness, and longevity, ensuring there's something for everyone to cherish.

Check out my Timeless Mother's Day Health and Wellness Gift Guide here.

Transform Your Life and Reach Boundless Success

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!

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: 

jag chima podcast How to Biohack International Travel, Ben’s Inexpensive Hair Loss Prevention Protocol, Top Ancestral Living Strategies For A Longer Lifespan, & More With Jag Chima.

This episode was brought to you by Manukora (code BEN), LeelaQ (code BEN10), Troov (code BEN), BEAM Minerals (code BEN), and Kreatures of Habit (code BGL20).



tim gray podcastThe Latest Health Hacks, How To Use Methylene Blue, The Guy Who Ate A Human Finger, Alcohol Microdosing & More With The UK’s Leading Biohacker, Tim Gray.

This episode was brought to you by Vuori, Jigsaw Health (code GREENFIELD10), Joovv (code BEN), LVLUP Health, and BIOptimizers Mushroom Breakthrough (code BEN10).



The Latest Content I Was Featured On This Week:

Your Healthy Living: “Your Health Q&A” (pages 10–11)

Once Upon A Coconut Welcomes Ben Greenfield to its Health and Wellness Board

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Product Of The Week

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In today's digital era, breaking free from the constant grip of screens and gadgets poses a significant challenge.

Trust me… I get it — I'm a huge fan of trying all of the latest tech out there, but have you ever considered the ways your devices might be negatively impacting your health?

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by your beloved tech gadgets, like smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, laptops, and even smartwatches, can impact your well-being.

Long-term exposure to these EMFs can affect your mood, sleep quality, and physical well-being (such as increasing your levels of stress, anxiety, and depression).

It's unsettling to think about, isn't it? leela quantum

Recently, I've tried mitigating the negative effects of EMFs on my health using Leela Quantum Tech's Infinity Bloc, an innovative tool designed to neutralize EMFs from sources like Wi-Fi and 5G. 

Users of this technology have reported several benefits, including improvements in blood health, a 20–25% boost in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production (known as your cellular energy currency), and optimized recovery.

Don't just take my word for it — Leela Quantum Tech's Infinity Bloc has undergone testing in placebo-controlled studies by independent labs and doctors worldwide, yielding excellent results.

If you're interested in exploring the Infinity Bloc or multiple Leela Quantum Tech products, use code BEN10 here for 10% off your purchase!

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!

Wim Hof Method Travel — Seminarzentrum Riederalp, Germany: December 11–15, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Wim Hof Method Travel event in Germany. This four-day event features immersive activities designed to push the limits of your body and mind. Led by experienced Wim Hof Method instructors and me, participants will engage in breathwork, ice bathing, meditation, cold hikes, theory sessions, body awareness exercises, and a sweat lodge ceremony.

WHM Travel offers the most comprehensive Wim Hof Method experience, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the practice (away from all distractions). This extended immersion in a stunning, natural environment will provide you with the opportunity for progressive WHM training.

Join the attendees who come from all over the world, seeking to push themselves to new heights, process hardships or trauma, and simply enrich their lives with new experiences and friendships. You can discover more and book your spot here!

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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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