July 5, 2019
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!
– Book That's Blowing My Mind (Or Perhaps Just Making Me Smarter)
I've just finished reading the book “Neurofitness,” and it is chock full of brain-bending information I've never before seen. From the operating room, where he performs some of the riskiest surgeries around, to the lab, where he works on leading clinical trials, author Dr. Rahul Jandial is on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in neuroscience.
This fascinating book draws on Dr. Jandial’s broad-spectrum expertise and brings together the best of various fields—surgery, science, brain structure, the conscious mind—all to explain the bigger picture of brain health and rejuvenation. It is a journey into his operating room, around the world on his surgical missions, inside his laboratory, and to the outer edges of neuroscience to reveal the latest brain breakthroughs that are turning science fiction into reality, translating their implications for everyday life.
Busting myths along the way, Jandial helps readers get wired for success at work and school, perform better when the pressure is on, boost memory, control stress and emotions, minimize pain, stick to a healthy eating plan, unleash creativity, raise smarter kids, and stay sharp as they age. Combining the treatment guidelines he gives his patients, the most promising concepts from frontier science, and the smartest super-achiever hacks, he provides practical takeaways for optimizing brain function and leading a healthier, happier, more productive life. This is definitely not yet another “eat fish oil for your brain” type book and well worth the read. Get it here on Amazon (also available on Audible).
– Cool New Nootropic (Very Unique Blend)
If you listened to my podcast with Dr. Ted Achacoso, then you heard him mention his special secret blue “troscription” that he uses to optimize cognitive performance each day (he actually has one of the highest IQs on the planet, apparently—listen to the episode to learn more about that).
He's finally made this same sublingual nootropic available to the general public, and you can now get it here. Called “Blue Cannatine,” it contains perfectly balanced doses of CBD, nicotine, methylene blue, and caffeine. Check out their website to read up on how each ingredient works.
I've been popping one when I wake up in the mornings, then after it dissolves (takes about 15 min) swishing the blue color out of my mouth with some water. It's a very clean dose of cognitive energy, and I recommend trying it. The nootropic effect will ramp up in about 15 to 30 minutes and last anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. Enjoy!
– Fascinating Blood Sugar Results From My Recent 24 Hour Fast/Liver Detox
Below is a screenshot from my Dexcom G6 blood glucose monitor and also (in second photo) my Oura ring HRV data. These are the values after a 24-hour lunch-to-lunch fast during my 2 week detox week at the Swiss Mountain Clinic this past month.
Not only can you see a very stable, low blood sugar leading up to the “breaking of the fast” at noon, but a very quick postprandial drop in blood glucose (lunch was carb-intensive too – a salad with many beets/many chestnuts/carrots/cauliflower rice/olive oil/sprouts/2 slices homemade seed bread). In addition, HRV nearly DOUBLED during the fasting period. It still shocks me people are taking drugs and stomach stapling to manage things like blood glucose and taking oodles of adaptogenic herbs to manage HRV when it's really often as simple as A) fasting; B) breathing; and C) movement.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
Part 1: How To Identify The Lies That Popular Media Spews About Wellness (& My Reply To “The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked”)
This episode was brought to you by Vuori (save 25% with my link), Organifi Gold, Birdwell Beach Britches (code: BENG), and Kion.
From Green Tea To Psilocybin: The Routines, Diet, Lifestyle, Supplements & Sage Advice From One Of The Top Natural Medicine Docs On The Face Of The Planet – The Dr. Andrew Weil Podcast.
This episode was brought to you by Thrive Market, Harry's Razors, PuraThrive – Curcumin Gold, and Kion.
Articles Published By Me & Kion This Week:
– 5 Underground Biohacking Stacks for Optimizing Health & Performance
– Natural Stress Management Techniques You Can Use Today
My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.
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Articles & Podcasts I Was Featured In This Week:
– Biohacking With Ben Greenfield
– June 23 – July 7, 2019: European Detox Retreat, Paracelsus al Ronc, Switzerland. At this 2019 liver detox and R&R retreat at the beautiful Swiss Mountain Clinic in the Italian quarter of Switzerland, you'll stay on-site and receive diagnostics and treatments from the best doctors of biological medicine to detox your liver and your soul. Here's the link to more info.
– July 13 – 14, 2019: Train To Hunt Nationals, Mesa, CO. Nationals are right around the corner and I’m eager to take the podium! If you are a hunter, then you understand how fitness can impact your season. There’s no better way to prepare than through Train to Hunt challenges. Learn more here.
– August 3-4, 2019: Colorado Rockies Ultra, Beast, and Sprint Weekend – Aspen, CO. The mountains are calling! High in the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, team members from my company, Kion and I will be experiencing the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries, and traverses. We hope to see you there! Sign up here!
– September 12 – 15, 2019: RUNGA Immersion, Napa Valley, California. I attend this total mind-body reboot retreat each year with my wife, Jessa, to connect with a handful of friends and YOU can one of them! I would love if you could join me at this retreat. Click here for details on this incredible event!
– September 27 – 29, 2019: Spartan World Championships, Squaw Valley, California. Right beside Lake Tahoe, this epic venue was once host to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Join me there for the greatest obstacle course race in North Tahoe Lake, Olympic Village, CA. Sign up here!
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This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
Roughly defined as 2-3 glasses of #wine a night for men and 1-2 glasses for women, moderate alcohol consumption may actually improve #brainhealth in a few different ways: https://t.co/awvTCCnM44
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) July 3, 2019
My Most Popular Facebook Post This Week:
Knee was a bit sore after a steep 12 K hike this morning in the Swiss Alps, so I had them do some cupping therapy as…
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