September 6, 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!
– Very Tasty New Electrolyte Brew I've Been Sippin'
The company “Phenoh” recently sent me their portable packets and bottles of alkaline water + plant-based nutrition + electrolyte hydration, scientifically formulated to support bodies in motion. They use 84 trace minerals for optimal hydration, along with alkaline minerals from the soil that support the natural pH of the human body, then pack these things with 1350mg potassium (more than coconut water and 3x a banana), organic aloe vera (which is a potent source of essential amino acids and glycoproteins needed for rebuilding muscles during and after exercise), bamboo extract with silica (to support immunity and joint health while fighting inflammation), and a host of phytonutrients. Although I get tons of bottles and liquids in the mail to try, this stuff in particular tastes addictively good and is a perfect “supper sipper.”
You can grab the bottles or packets here. (Use code: BEN to save 10%) I think you'll like them.
– A New Technology To Lull Yourself To Sleep, Relaxation & Focus
I've been talking quite a bit on recent podcasts and articles about the NuCalm vagus nerve stimulator and electronic device I've been using to simulate a full 90-minute sleep cycle in 20 minutes. But one major piece of feedback I got back from you was that the price tag of the NuCalm was a bit – ahem – hefty. So I've been testing a ton of other devices to see if there's a lower price range solution for you that elicits calming effects, with an option for things like focus, sleep, etc.
And do I have a doozy for you: it's called a “HUSO.”
An acronym for “human sound,” HUSO delivers uniquely enhanced human toning sounds through headphones as well as through pads placed on major acupuncture meridians, thereby introducing specific modulated frequencies that are balancing and harmonizing throughout the body. The best way I can describe it is like getting an acupuncture session—without the needles, the drive to the acupuncturist, or the schedule. One session takes about 25-30 minutes; and during it, a strange series of tones create a natural resonance in your body that HUSO claims counteracts the (harmful) EMFs, toxins, and stresses you are exposed to during the day. All while rebalancing the body, leaving you with a clear head, improved health, better sleep, and a feeling of calmness and well being. I don't know about all that but I do know it makes me feel totally zenned out every time I use it.
You can try one at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/huso and use code: BEN25 to save $25.
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– September 12 – 15, 2019: RUNGA Immersion, Napa Valley, CA. 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, CA. 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!
– October 26: SoCal Beast and Sprint Spartan, Tejon Ranch, Lebec CA. One of the more picturesque courses on the Spartan circuit, Tejon Ranch offers virtually untouched land with steep inclines, rugged mountains, oak-covered rolling hills, and heavily wooded valleys. Click here to sign up, and try not to get too distracted by the breathtaking views.
– November 23: AT&T Park Stadium Sprint Spartan, San Francisco, CA. When was the last time you got to run around a major league baseball field? Expect to be thrown a few curve balls (so to speak) as you navigate staircases, dugouts, and tunnels that make up the AT&T Park’s five levels. Sign up here.
Featured Product: Kion Bar
One of my favorite things to grab when I'm traveling, running out the door for a long hike or adventure, or when I'm just hankerin' for a delicious chocolatey snack, is the Kion Bar.
This bar is something I formulated specifically for active individuals who need a clean, real-food source of energy on the go. It's hypoallergenic and guilt-free, and jam-packed with a unique blend of ingredients that support energy without excess carbohydrates or artificial ingredients. Chia seeds, almonds, coconut, and cacao nibs also give it an amazing crunch and texture that's much more satisfying to eat than the gooey mash that makes up your average energy bar.
And if you're looking for a more “indulgent” way to eat these things, try them with a piping hot cup of coffee—or my favorite—crumbled on top of some Oatmeal Cookie Halo Top ice cream. Bon appetit.
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Did you know a baby needs 30g of fat per day to support brain development, hormone regulation, and build the immune system?
Yet, sadly, nearly all modern baby food doesn’t even come close to touching this daily… https://t.co/GrYnQSaFhe
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) September 2, 2019
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