July 26, 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!
– Nifty Little Shot I'm Using To Hydrate This Summer
It's been quite some time since I've featured ORAL I.V., but with as many of my clients, readers, and followers are engaged in hefty hot exercise and race sessions this summer, I thought I'd remind you of these handy little bottles that I first revealed in my podcast with Anthony Beck entitled “The Physician Who Personally Advises The World’s Leading Health Authorities, And His Tiny Invention That Pro Athletes Swear By.” In that episode, Dr. Beck describes this tiny liquid shot that you can keep in your purse, fanny pack, race bag, etc that only contains trace minerals + structured water.
No sugar, no chemicals, no additives, no stimulants, and zero calories. It's a balanced blend of crystalloid electrolytes, structured water, Sodium, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium, Selenium, Chromium, Silicon, and a blend of other natural trace minerals that the body requires to trigger its hydration processes. When you drink, you actually need to drink less water as it hydrates your body quite well with just a tiny 13mL shot. The stuff works, and I have a whole pantry of it from which I've been drinking one bottle AM and one bottle PM.
You can check it out here, and be sure to use code: BEN20 to save 20%!
– Swiss Mountain Clinic Synopsis
Well, I have gotten so many questions about the Swiss Mountain Clinic retreat that I embarked upon last month that I thought I'd give you a quick synopsis here.
I first learned of this European Biological Medicine treatment center in my podcast with Robyn Openshaw entitled: “Fringe Medicine, Blood Ozone, Water Fasting, Hyperthermia & More: What Does Europe Know About Medicine & Cancer That Americans Don’t?“.
I then put together a group of 26 attendees to go with me for a week of liver and colon detoxification treatments, although the clinic also specializes in conditions such as mold, Lyme, Parkinson's and cancer. The place was a peaceful oasis in the Swiss Alps, and an “EMF free” zone to boot, with pure clean spring water and gorgeous hiking opportunities in the Swiss Alps each day. It was, in a slightly cliched way to put it, the experience of a lifetime.
Below you can see a series of Instagram posts I created while I was there, many of which feature the type of treatments you can expect. If you want to attend the Swiss Clinic yourself, you can join one of Robyn Openshaw's 2 to 3 week guided retreats that she arranges there by clicking here or you can contact the Swiss Clinic directly to arrange your own customized visit on your own schedule by clicking here. Be sure to mention my name so they know I sent you!
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
The 7 Different Reasons You Age (& Potent, Proven Molecules To Enhance Longevity & Slow Aging).
This episode was brought to you by Harry's Shave Club, State and Liberty (code: BGF) Zip Recruiter, and Kion.
399: The Latest Science On Low Carb Diets, Is Fasting An Eating Disorder, ShouldLean Females Fast, How To Combat Sleep Deprivation & Much More.
This episode was brought to you by Thrive Market, State and Liberty (code: BGF), Native (code: BEN), and Kion.
Bonus Episode: Brief Words Of Wisdom, Introspection & Insight From Ben Greenfield.
Articles Published By Me And Kion This Week:
– 5 Unconventional, Woo-Woo Workouts Every Fitness Enthusiast Should Add To Their Repertoire.
– Why I Hate to Meditate, But Do It Anyway
My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.
Articles & Podcasts I Was Featured In This Week:
– Mission Podcasts: Living Your Best Life with Ben Greenfield
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– 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 Instagram Post:
This Week's Most Popular Tweet:
It's so ridiculous how the media thinks #fasting is an newfangled eating disorder: https://t.co/pvQr3W1CVn – they should read this: https://t.co/hyhjj0ElsJ
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) July 20, 2019
My Most Popular Facebook Post This Week:
There’s a saying, which I’m probably somewhat bastardizing, that “all the natural plant medicine you need can be found…
Posted by Ben Greenfield Fitness on Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Leave your comments below – and any news or discoveries that you think I missed!
One thought on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 7/20 – 7/26”
I am in huge need of advice as this Bermudatriangle of repeatedly negetive consequences is making me slightly crazy. I will try to make it short.
I am a 30-years old woman with a messed up mood. I’m highly sensitive, working with arts, was fat as a kid, got anorexia as a teenager, have spent the past years on recovering from the mental illness of anorexia without adapting to the eatingdisorder-treatment’s very irrational relationship to food (“ all food is good food even though it consists sugar, starch, radicals and artificials etc”)
I have huge problems with a constantly low blood sugar, been diagnosed with an underfunction in my liver, my childhood-established fatcells are screaming for food all the time( happy sad angry doesn’t matter my body is obsessed with food) I need to sleep after lunch because I’m so dissy and tired (even though I’ve just hade veggies+tofu for lunch ) and when I wake up in the mornings I wake up in a complete rage -and just to clarify: I meen rage! I am so pissed of with everything and everyone that I would happily punch them in their face – until I eat.
I have tried intermediate fasting for several months in a row during several periods in my life and it makes me a monster. I am so angry, so sad, and it won’t go over until I eat.
I don’t eat sugar, I eat very few starchs, don’t do drugs or alcohol, I have a good life, I sleep well, I work out and I try balancing my super vegetable-rich diet with ginger, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and other supplements to support my blood sugar but I am still in the hands of my internal eating-addicted monster.
What can I do?
Can I eat, starve, heal, move this issue out of me in any way?
I go to therapy and I am in contact with my feelings but this is very physical, not thought-triggered in a way that can be verbally solved,
I would deeply deeply appreciate your thoughts on this.
Excuse my bad English, I am sitting in a warm car in Scandinavia.
Angry as usual.
You are a genious.