May 1, 2020
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
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!
The Most Addictive Chocolate Nut Butter You’ll Ever Taste
Did you hear my podcast with Superfood hunter Darin Olien, in which we chatted about the new superfood he’s now importing sustainably from the Amazon? They’re called Barùkas nuts, and he’s cracked the code on deactivating any built-in plant defense mechanisms, while still retaining the extremely high fiber, omega fatty acid, and protein content of these bad boys.
I recently made this “Barùkas Butter”—specifically a chocolate-vanilla Barùkas nut butter—and it is the most addictively rich and delicious nut butter I’ve ever shoved into my gaping maw with all of the nutritional benefits of Barùkas Nuts. The recipe is pretty simple, and you can get it by clicking on the Instagram post below. If you wind up making some, leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! Or, if you're ready to try Barùkas now, you can get some here (supply is extremely limited!). Be sure to use code BEN for 15% off your first order.
My Crazy Idea For A Simple 5G “Protection” Cocktail
If you listen to my podcast with Dr. Mercola or read his excellent book EMF*D, then you'll know there are three basic mechanisms of action via which 5G (and any other form of man-made EMFs) can damage your cells and mitochondria: direct DNA damage via radiation, steep influx of calcium into the cell, and upregulation of oxidative stress via your body’s inflammatory Nrf2 pathway.
After interviewing him and hearing his take on how to control the damage, I decided to put together a 5G Protection Cocktail using simple ingredients you can find on Amazon, specifically:
- NAD/Sirtuins to repair the DNA
- Magnesium to offset the calcium influx
- Ketones to downregulate the Nrf2 pathway
So, whenever I’m exposed to large amounts of EMFs in airplanes, airports, offices or co-working spaces, hefty use of a cell phone, walking through a neighborhood plastered with 5G panels, etc. I’ve been using this cocktail, and it’s very simple. Click on the image below for the full post and recipe.
I’m not a doctor, so please don’t take this as medical advice. Nor am I a tin-foil hat wearing freak, so please don’t assume you have to drop everything and suck this stuff down three times a day. But I think it’s prudent to have these items on hand should you be exposed to hefty amounts of 5G or EMF. I found everything on Amazon and made a handy list for you here: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/5GPackage
Blood Flow Restriction + Sauna = Potent Nitric Oxide Release
I’ve begun experimenting with wearing KAATSU bands during flow yoga in my infrared sauna. (Check out this podcast and this article for more on what exactly “KAATSU” is.)
Basically, it's a device that safely reduces venous flow, leading blood to pool in your limbs longer than normal. This leads to the production of VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) and nitric oxide in the body, along with BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor). Nitric oxide allows blood vessels to constrict and relax, and also regulates the inflammatory cells in the blood vessel walls. Lactic acid also builds up in the muscle causing the pituitary gland to secrete growth hormone. When combined with sauna, which has a similar effect, the results are pretty impressive. Check it out the video below, and let me know if you try!
I’ve begun experimenting with wearing Kaatsu bands during flow yoga in the infrared sauna. KAATSU safely reduces venous flow, leading blood to pool in your limbs longer than normal.This leads to production of VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) and nitric oxide in the body, along with BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor).Nitric oxide allows blood vessels to constrict and relax, and also regulates the inflammatory cells in the blood vessel walls. Lactic acid also builds up in the muscle causing the pituitary gland to secrete growth hormone.When combined with sauna, which has a similar effect, the results are pretty impressive. Links in bio for the KAATSU bands and sauna I’m using.Check it out and let me know if you try!
Posted by Ben Greenfield Fitness on Monday, April 6, 2020
You can get your own KAATSU bands here (code BEN for a 5% discount), and this is the sauna I’m using. (code BENGREENFIELD for $500 off regular prices and a free gift).
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
The Official KAATSU Episode: Everything You Need To Know About How To Use Blood Flow Restriction For Muscle Gain, Injury Recovery, Testosterone, Growth Hormone & Much More!
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Articles I Published This Week:
Everything You Need To Know About “KAATSU Training”: An All-In-One Exercise, Rehabilitation, & Recovery Blood-Flow Restriction Modality From Japan.
My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.
Podcasts I was Featured On Recently:
Brad Kearns: Your Boundless Potential For Happiness And Longevity
Dr. Pompa & Cellular Healing TV: Boundless With Ben Greenfield
Muscle Intelligence With Ben Pakulski: Parenting, longevity, and biohacking with Ben Greenfield
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Look…I think these billionaires should inject the yet to be proven drugs/vaccines first on television in public to put their mouth where their money is: “Doc-turned-money man assembles team of billionaires, scientists for virus ‘Manhattan Project’” – https://t.co/ub2AHB6lPh
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) April 28, 2020
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