April 6, 2018
Welcome to my Weekly Roundup!
In one convenient post, you're about to discover the most important things I've noticed this week, including the latest news from the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking and anti-aging research, the top photos, videos and stories from this week, upcoming events and speaking appearances, giveaways, specials and a host of other things you may have missed.
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
– Biohack: Ambr Eyewear – Many of you have commented on my “new glasses” like those shown in this recent Instagram post. Yes, they are clear, yes they are sexy, and yes they block glare and block blue light significantly. Although red or orange colored lenses are the gold standard for block light, I'm pretty stoked that I am no longer relegated to wearing “birth control for my head” when I'm out and about. Want a pair for yourself? Click here and use code “Greenfield” for 10% off and free shipping to USA. – Travel Hack: I’m in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii this entire week – mostly off-grid bowhunting sheep, goat, pig, scrub bull and turkey at the base of the volcanoes on Hawaii – and also doing a bit of tasty, tasty spearfishing. For long flights like the one I made to get here, I have plenty of airplane travel hacks. Here’s a favorite of late.
Holding a pair of Captains Of Crush hand grip strengtheners and doing one hand squeeze for each rep, perform:
-10 calf raises
-10 shoulder shrugs
-10 hip external rotations per side
-10 knee to chest per side
Do that once each hour during the flight. And for travel fuel? These days it’s lots of water along with plain ol' macadamia nuts, Energy Bits spirulina and Kion Aminos for travel ketosis. Finally, I've been simulating a Concept 2 rowing machine in my travels by doing 8 rounds of 20 suspension strap rows with 20 body weight squats.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week
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Articles & Podcasts I Was Featured In This Week:
– How Much Sleep Will Increase Your Testosterone? (with Ben Greenfield)
– SHR # 2172 :: Come At Me Bro…with Carl Lanore
::: Forever Labs Mega Giveaway! Win a Stem Cell Treatment! :::
This is the LAST week to enter to WIN appointment to bank stem cells with Forever Labs! To enter to win, just click here! I had bone marrow extracted from my hip and banked for later use at the Forever Labs clinic in Berkeley, CA in November. Stem cells extracted from bone marrow and injected into the bloodstream are especially useful for anti-aging, repairing joints and tissue, and more. Your stem cells replenish your blood, bone, immune system and other vital tissues and body systems. Research suggests the decline in the number and viability of bone marrow stem cells plays a role in the physical decline associated with aging. By storing your young stem cells, you will be able to use them to fight age-related diseases and perhaps, aging itself. Ready to WIN? Just click here to enter! Curious about how Forever Labs works? Click here to learn more about their locations, physicians, pricing, and more. If you don’t want to take chances on the giveaway and are ready to bank your youthful stem cells today, you can save $250 on your procedure with code GREENFIELD. All entries must be received by April 10 11:59 PM PST to be considered to win. Winner must travel to a Forever Labs physician for the procedure in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Raleigh-Durham, Detroit-Ann Arbor, Washington DC, Nashville, or Austin. Limit one entry per person.
::: NEW Arrivals to Kion Shop! :::
My company now offers the Christian Gratitude Journal, TianChi Adaptogenic Herb Complex, and Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite* for purchase on GetKion.com. Kion is the company I created as your resource for everything for a balanced mind-body-spirit approach to living life to the fullest, built upon a unique blend of ancient wisdom, modern science and rigorous, real-life testing. We create and deliver products, information, entertainment, coaching, consulting, and a global community for anyone who wants to discover and experience the pinnacle of health, performance and longevity, and to live an adventurous, fulfilling, joyful and limitless life as a fully optimized human. TianChi is a potent blend of a unique category of herbs called adaptogens – herbs that facilitate your body’s “adaptation” to stress. They help your body maintain, build or mend it’s own natural healthy processes, even if you’re exposed to a wide range of external and internal stressors. The Christian Gratitude Journal I developed myself is simple and elegant. You'll answer three easy questions each day, specifically designed to enhance your spiritual life, your relationships, your physical health and your mind. The Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite is not your typical multivitamin. Created using superior forms of vitamins and minerals, it is actually two unique formulations, with the complete simplicity of 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules in the evening. The A.M. formula promotes energy production during the daytime, while the P.M. formula enhances rest and recovery at night.* This high-performance nutritional regimen is NSF Certified for Sport®. *Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite only available to ship to US addresses
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::: 35% off VIP & Premier Paleof(x)™ Tickets :::
Are you planning to attend the Paleof(x)™ 2018 conference in Austin, TX this April? If you missed the window to save during Paleo Awareness month, you're in luck because they just got me a sick deal for you. Just use code “kion35” at checkout to save 35% on VIP and Premier tickets. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier holistic wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, self-development, spirituality, relationships, entrepreneurship, & everything in between. Paleo f(x)™ is the Who’s Who gathering of the ancestral health movement. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! We bring the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life. And of course, I will see you there!
::: FREE Intellibed $500 Luxury Sleep Bundle with Order :::
This week on Facebook, I released a video where I did an in-depth review on the mattress that my wife and I are now obsessed with. This mattress is made by Intellibed. It is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and provides the back-supporting benefits of a firm mattress AND the deep, restorative, comfortable sleep of a soft one. Plus, their original Gel Matrix keeps me cool, regulating my body temperature and improving the quality of my sleep. Though I've slept on a handful of outstanding mattresses in recent years, this one is truly the “cadillac” of them all. Use code “Greenfield” here to get a $500 luxury sleep bundle included with your mattress and for a free consultation with one of their sleep experts. To tour the rest of my bedroom, just click here.
– April 27-29, 2018: Paleo f(x)™ in Austin, Texas. Paleo f(x)™ is the world’s premier wellness event, covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, & everything in between. Our tribe gathers to learn and grow together! Bringing the latest, most cutting-edge science and strategy together to help you create your very best life, Paleof(x)™ is like the Woodstock of the ancestral movement, and I will be there! Sign up now to get tickets to this very exciting event! Sign up here and see you in Austin!
– May 5-6, 2018: Montana Beast and Sprint Weekend, Bigfork, Montana. Join the Spartan Race and discover beautiful Kalispell, Montana as we attempt to make history by breaking the Guinness World Record for most people performing burpees at one time!
– May 26, 2018: Train to Hunt, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out west, or are past your prime, join me and make yourself a better hunter through fitness. Sign up to join me here!
– May 31 – June 3, 2018: A-Fest, Sardinia, Italy. A-Fest is an invite-only transformational event that gathers a global tribe of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world. Apply now to get invited.
– June 28 – July 22, 2018: Mind Valley U, Tallinn, Estonia. Mindvalley U is a month-long transformational event that is designed to create a university style education model for all ages. It’s a reimagining of college, community, curriculum, and campus. Best of all it’s available for all ages – whether you are 9 or 90. This will be one of those things you look back on and say: it changed my life. Mind Valley U will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. Did you know the incredible medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia is known for being a city with the highest number of startups per capita and one of the most cutting-edge tech nations on the face of the planet? Sign up, join me, and transform your life!
– October 5-7, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference will feature a series of talks by leaders – including yours truly – across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate you. Besides boosting your performance, you’ll also get to hang out with hundreds of people from your tribe. The SPARK Bio-Hack Conference is a convergence of people who are pushing the limits of what the human mind and body can do. Discover how cross-pollination can get you to the next level. Registration is now open, secure your spot here.
– December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Balaji Palace, Dominican Republic. It's happening again…one of the coolest, most kick-ass events of the year – especially if you dig adventure, fitness and beautiful destination travel. You are cordially invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. This event always fills out fast and last I heard only a couple rooms were left. The retreat will be held in the Dominican Republic, at one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. With its majestic location on a cliff’s edge overlooking its own private beach, the Balaji Palace is an oceanside paradise – and we've got the whole place to ourselves. In all RUNGA activities from yoga to snorkeling, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into at RUNGA, just click here. Don't forget to use code BEN when you register for a surprise free gift when you arrive! And of course, I'll be there too. Register here.
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This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
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— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) April 1, 2018
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Scientists reveal what cannabis does to your bones.
This Week's Most Popular Snapchat Story:
This week on Snapchat I gave you a sneak peek of an upcoming podcast with EMF expert, “building biologist” and geopathic stress home assessor, Brian Hoyer. I also gave you an inside look at what happens at the Greenfield compound on Easter, and the tricky, hard-to-find places that my wife, Jessa, hid our boys' Easter eggs. Be the first to follow all of my unique experiences by joining me on Snapchat!
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Featured Product – NEW:
The Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite is not your typical multivitamin. Created using superior forms of vitamins and minerals, it is actually two unique formulations, with the complete simplicity of 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules in the evening. The A.M. formula promotes energy production during the daytime, while the P.M. formula enhances rest and recovery at night.* This high-performance nutritional regimen is NSF Certified for Sport®. Some of the key unique characteristics of Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite include:
- Vitamins K1 and K2 – most multivitamins use only K1, but vitamin K2 is crucial for proper calcium metabolism.
- Natural folate (5-MTHF) instead of folic acid (a large part of the population can’t even properly convert folic acid to folate)
- Methylcobalamin instead of cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin has been shown to be the better-absorbed form of vitamin B12. Active, tissue ready forms of vitamins B2 and B6
- Chelated minerals to ensure optimal absorption
- Higher doses of magnesium and calcium than typically found in a multivitamin, which is especially important for athletes and exercise enthusiasts.
- A unique form of curcumin – Curcumin Phytosome (curcumin that has been complexed with phosphatidylcholine for superior bioavailability). This supports joint health and liver detox, gut health, and cardiovascular function by helping to maintain your body’s natural inflammatory response.
- A special form of green tea called Green Tea Phytosome (green tea complexed with phosphatidylcholine for superior bioavailability), which supplies the antioxidant, liver protective, and metabolic benefits of green tea, without all the caffeine.
- Relora – a proprietary blend of plant extracts from Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense. This is included in the multivitamin formula to help you with relaxation, curb late-night food cravings, and balance your cortisol and DHEA levels.
Need Help Fully Optimizing Your Brain & Body? This Should Do The Trick:
Did you know you can consult one-on-one, with me? Whether you’re training for an amazing feat of physical performance, you’re trying to shed fat or gain lean muscle as fast as possible, or you want to tap into the most cutting-edge health, anti-aging and longevity protocols, coaching with me is designed to enhance your physical and mental performance at the highest level. With detailed instructions, guidance, and planning, you’ll get instant access to every training, nutrition, and lifestyle technique that exists to optimize your life, make you indestructible and get you to your goals as safely and quickly as possible. Leave any questions or comments below – or any news of the week that you think I should have added – and I will be sure to reply. Cheers, Ben