The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 11/30 – 12/6

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Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from 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 giveaways, discounts and more!

New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!

– Something I’ve Been Experimenting With Spraying Up My Nose & Shoving Up My Butt At Night

Ever feel like you have trouble “absorbing” some of the supplements or vitamins that you take orally?

There’s actually a good reason why. Due to the poor absorption with many nutrients due to stomach acids and intestinal enzymes, followed by a first pass through the liver, many nutrients are lucky to have a 15%, or lower absorption rate. This can be especially the case with traditional oral methods of substances such as CBD, melatonin and even glutathione.

But through work on hundreds of his patients, one of my recent acquaintances, Dr. John Lieurance, has discovered the next most powerful way to get nutrients into the bloodstream can actually be via suppositories, and also via nasal sprays.

Dr. Lieurance is a Naturopathic Physician & Chiropractic Neurologist who has been in private practice in Florida for 25 years. He has spent most of his career focused on finding solutions for Hearing Loss, Balance Disorders, Tinnitus, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's, Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Lyme, CIRS & Mold Illness. After suffering from Chronic Lyme & Mold Illness many years himself, Dr. Lieurance discovered success in treating himself and his patients via glutathione, melatonin and CBD suppository and/or nasal delivery, along with a few key compounds, specifically:

APO-808™ and APO-19™: probiotic blends that are designed to assist in gut health placing probiotics in the lower intestine where they are needed. This bypasses the stomach acids that normally destroy most probiotic supplements. 

Plant Terpenes: these are the fragrant, active ingredients in essential oils that give them their medicinal healing properties. Much research in the pharmaceutical industry is currently looking at various plant terpenes for treatment of cancer, degenerative neurologic disorders, chronic inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disorders, as powerful antivirals, antifungals, anti-parasitic, and anti-bacterial effects. They have been shown to greatly improve the effects of CBD and other cannabinoids.

At Advanced Biome Corp., you can now get these types of products, and the two I’ve been using quite a bit, the Sandman (high dose melatonin suppository) and Neurodiol (high dose CBD suppository), along with his glutathione nasal spray. If you’re comfortable shoving meds up your butt and spraying them into your nose, you’ll dig these. If you travel a lot, you should also check out his travel hacking kit, which has the best suppositories and nasal sprays specifically designed to keep you beating jet lag, healthy and sleeping solidly during travel.

You can peruse his site here.

– Another Cool Way To Ground/Earth Yourself

If you heard my podcast “My New #1 Hack For Zapping Inflammation, Increasing Deep Sleep & Recovering Faster – Earthing (The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?)” with Clint Ober of Ultimate Longevity, then you already know about the benefits of Earthing, AKA, Grounding.

Turns out that you can actually round your core/stomach to literally draw the negative electrons directly to areas such as your low back and digestive tract. Ultimate Longevity’s new “Ground-Your-Core” band does exactly this, and I’ve been using this thing every day while I’m working at my standing desk.

This band localizes the Earth's healing electrons, sending them directly to your gut or lower back. It adjusts to wrap around your stomach, and is advertised to  “improve digestion, reduce bloating, support healthy gut function, relieve back pain, soothe the kidneys, support healthy hormone production, ease symptoms of PMS and other reproductive ailments, and much more.” I don’t know about all that, but I can tell you that the gut is the second brain, responsible for much of the body's hormone production and approximately 90 percent of the body's serotonin production. When the gut is inflamed normal, healthy gut function can be impaired…and, as you can hear in my podcast about it, it has been proven time and time again that Earthing has a near-instant anti-inflammatory effect.

The “Ground-Your-Core” Band is the best way to send a constant flow of healing electrons to a vitally important area of your body. If you’re skeptical, but want to try it anyways, which I encourage you to do, you can get it here

Podcasts I Recorded This Week:

Q&A 406: Recovery & Injury Hacks, The Best Way To Combine Sauna & Cold, How To Know If Your Nervous System Is Recovered & Much More!

This episode was brought to you by Kion Flex (code BGF10), Organifi Glow (code BENG20), Vuori (save 25% with my link), and MVMT Watches.



The Hormone-Boosting Minimalist Exercise Machine That Burns A Staggering Amount Of Calories In Just 21 Minutes.

This episode was brought to you by The Kion Daily Life Bundle (code BGF10), JOOVV, Magic Spoon (code BENGREENFIELD), and Zip Recruiter.



Articles I Published This Week:

Get Rid Of Holiday Hangovers Once & For All: How To Party Hard Without Doing Lasting Damage To Your Body.

– My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.

Special Announcements:

::: Get A Killer Deal On A NUEBIE Device :::

NEUBIE is a patent-pending electro-stimulation device. An acronym for “NEURO-BIO-ELECTRIC STIMULATOR,” the NEUBIE can find neurological deficits in the human body with incredible precision and has two main benefits…

  1. It provides direct current (DC)
  2. It matches the signals the nervous system already sends naturally on its own.

Using DC is important because it has numerous, positive biological effects. DC fields accelerate the body’s own physiological processes of healing, repair, and regeneration. Although this has been known for a long time, most devices out there are alternating current (AC). These devices are cheaper and easier to engineer, and most people don’t know the difference. Unfortunately, they don't have anywhere near the effect at the cellular level.

The NEUBIE is admittedly expensive but incredible for rehab or for training. It now holds a hallowed place in my gym. You can contact NeuFit, makers of the NEUBIE, here and mention my name for a major deal.

::: “Have It All” Using This Grounded Approach :::

You may remember Jon Butcher from the podcast I recorded with him last year in which I described how Jon helped my wife and I create our “Lifebook”—something we now regard as the most transformational process we have ever embarked upon.

Jon is a maverick entrepreneur, but he’s far more than a business expert. He’s in his 50s and has a body that would put most 20-somethings to shame, but he’s more than a wellness expert. He’s got a fairytale romance with his wife Missy after decades of marriage and an amazing and talented family but—you guessed it—he’s more than just a relationship expert.

Jon is a mentor of LIFE who has achieved what some might say is impossible: He’s created extraordinary success in every area of his life. On his own terms. And without sacrifice or compromise.


A simple 2-page document, and what’s written on that document is fascinating. It’s what has kept him connected to what he really wants in life. It has given him the clarity, momentum, and personal power to get it all. Click here to see for yourself here how a single document can make such a big impact.

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Upcoming Events:

– January 14, 2020: Bouley Test Kitchen – New York, NY. Join me and Chef David Bouley for a crucial discussion “21 Ways to Become Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize your Body, and Defy Aging.” My presentation will be followed by a wellness-inspired five-course dinner created by Chef David Bouley, accompanied with wine. Each guest will receive a promotional copy of my new book, Boundless. Space is limited, so get your tickets here now.

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2 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 11/30 – 12/6

  1. Amy says:

    Hi Ben. I just looked at the rectal suppositories website —the “Sandman” product that you use. 100 mg of melatonin! Are you kidding? You say that it works far better than oral , but I bet you used south of 10 mg orally. Isn’t that comparing a nuclear bomb of melatonin in your butt to a firecracker of melatonin in your mouth? At that dose ( and who knows about absorption / actual bioavailability) are you at all concerned about suppression of your endogenous melatonin as presumably you do not take that product daily ?


    1. Nick says:

      I see 200mg in that product. Wow! Can’t imagine why that would be necessary if much of the current research supports sub-1mg. The only situation I see extremely high dose melatonin making sense would be travel through multiple time zones. Then I would consider 10-20mg, but 200?!

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