August 28, 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!
New Ketosis Book I’m Enjoying
My friend and science writer Travis Christofferson just finished his book, Ketones, The Fourth Fuel: Warburg to Krebs to Veech, the 250 Year Journey to Find the Fountain of Youth. In it, he weaves a fascinating narrative of humanity's quest to understand how our bodies produce energy—transporting you on a scientific expedition from the past to the present, across early modern Europe to modern laboratories spanning the globe.
Ketones, The Fourth Fuel follows Nobel Prize-winning scientists from the 19th and 20th centuries as they map the pathways and cycles that comprise human metabolism. I’m getting a new and lasting appreciation for the silent chemical motion that keeps us alive and healthy. Ultimately, the narrative arrives at a remarkable discovery that rewrites everything we thought we knew about metabolism—with profound therapeutic consequences.
Coming back to the present, Christofferson reminds us that Americans are sicker than they have ever been. Heart disease, cancer, dementia, obesity, and type 2 diabetes are rapidly becoming the norm. Yet we are presented with a revelation: the realization that we all have a potent, and easy-to-access hybrid metabolism that generates a different fuel, the fourth fuel, that “supercharges” our metabolism in a way that slows aging and by-passes the metabolic dysfunction that leads to the multitude of diseases that plague modern society. This book is worth a read, and well written from a historical perspective as well. Get it here.
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It is FASCINATING how good fasting is for you and how LITTLE we still know about it: https://t.co/f3JpDXSErR
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) August 25, 2020
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Leave your comments and any news or discoveries that you think I missed below!