The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 8/31 – 9/6

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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 and use code: BEN25 to save $25.

Podcasts I Recorded This Week:

402: What’s Worse For The Planet – Vegetarianism or Carnivore?, How To Recover From A TBI Or Concussion Fast, The Minimal Effective Dose Of Exercise For Muscle & Much More!

This episode was brought to you by Organifi GLOW, Clearlight Saunas, NetSuite, and Kion (code: BGF10).


Why You Shouldn’t Let Modern Baby Food Anywhere Near Your Baby (& What To Use Instead To Make Your Baby Stronger & Smarter).

This episode was brought to you by Four Sigmatic (code: GREENFIELD), Away Travel (code: BEN), Birdwell Beach Britches (code: BENG), and Kion Clean Energy Bars.


Articles I Published This Week:

This Year’s Top 100 Tweets: The Creme De La Creme Of All Things Fitness, Nutrition, And Anti-Aging.

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:

15 Fitness Podcasts to Get You Pumped for the Gym

Special Announcements:

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Upcoming Events:

– 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!

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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.

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2 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 8/31 – 9/6

  1. Laura Lee says:

    Thanks for info on the HUSO, Ben! It’s certainly less costly than the NuCalm. However, it’s still more money than the Sensate vagal toning device…which has great reviews. The Sensate also takes less time to work it’s magic! Wondered if the Sensate…which I first saw here… was one of the devices you have tried. This site gives a great overview of the vagus nerve (with images). The Sensate website is Would certainly appreciate your thoughts on the device I mentioned, if you’ve tried it.

    OBTW…your wife’s sourdough cinnamon rolls look absolutely luscious. How about offering them for sale on the Kion site! Ha! If that’s not possible, a Kion bar that tasted like the cinnamon rolls would be divine!

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