The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 9/21 – 9/27

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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!

A Very Cool Wellness Experience I Found In San Diego (& A Weird Water Device).

If you follow my adventures on Instagram, you know I recently popped into a multi-day stay at The Sanctuary Wellness Experience in San Diego. This place was founded by herbalist and integrative health expert, Tracy Duhs, in 2008 as a destination for true wellness and education in the three pillars of health: mind, body, and spirit.

From my followers on Instagram, I got tons of questions about a “UMH device” my private cottage was equipped with.

What exactly is a UMH device?

It's basically a water “energizer” (very similar to the structured water unit I recently spoke with my Dad about here). But it looks like something off of the jewelry store section of a modern spaceship. It uses “medically recognized bioelectrical-impedance-analysis” to better hydrate cells in the extra- and intracellular space. UMH is made of brass, plated with 24-carat gold, and fitted with a pyramid-shaped polished quartz crystal. Internal handmade borosilicate glass vials provide a highly stable energy field.

Whatever they're doing, this stuff tastes like fresh, clear spring water. You can pick up a UMH here, and use code: BEN to receive free shipping (a $49 savings). If anything, it's a cool conversation piece for your living room, bedroom or guesthouse. (You can also read a comprehensive write up on Tracy's blog about restructuring water here.)

Another treatment I had at the Sanctuary Wellness Experience was a mud packing session. This is an ancient technique used to relieve toxic burdens as well as address interference fields. An interference field can be found in old injuries. These injuries can then affect the body's bioelectric pathways. When the body has suffered a trauma, such as a scar or blunt force, it can create what is called an “interference field.” Interference fields interrupt the body’s natural nerve and energy flow, causing a powerful short-circuit in the body’s bio-energy field. Interference fields can then reflex to other organs or glands, disturbing their function and preventing nutrients from being absorbed. These disturbances can impede the body's natural detoxification processes and causing the connective tissue to become saturated with toxic accumulation.

Through applied kinesiology, Tracy was able to find that my pathway from tailbone to GV20 had an interference field. This was a pertinent discovery as GV20 is equivalent to the power button on a CPU. She addressed this interference field with mud packing and then elevated the therapy by stacking a biocharging session on top of it. The treatment was then ended with sublingual peptide therapy.

Finally, Tracy put me through a custom nutritional program. Through electrodermal screening of each meridian point using an EAV device, Tracy was able to assess which organs or glands were in need of support. Once she assessed the organs and glands in need of support, she was then able to test which particular food or supplements best nourished the current need. Therefore all supplements and dosages were specific to my epigenetic code. She was able to uncover my need for specific lymph support. My body revealed that the best form of treatment was homeopathy.

Anyways, it was all quite interesting, and if you're in or near San Diego, this place is worth checking out. You can learn more at or follow them here on IG. Before you go, I'd check out a really good book I recently read called “The Healing Code” and also the book “The Body Electric.” Both will teach you a bit more about how energy fields and quantum physics work, particularly when it comes to health and wellness.

Podcasts I Recorded This Week:

Unschooling, Plant Medicine, Anti-Aging, Veganism vs. Carnivore & More With The Mind Pump Guys!

This episode was brought to you by kApex – BiOptimizers (code: GREENFIELDK), Four Sigmatic (code: GREENFIELD), Felix Gray, and Kion Coffee (code: BGF10).


What Time Of Day Can You Eat A “Cheat Meal,” How Cold Can Make You Unstoppable, Lies We’ve Been Led To Believe About Sunlight & Much More!

This episode was brought to you by Joovv (code: BEN), Vuori (save 25% with my link), Harry's Shave Club, and Kion Coffee (code: BGF10).


Articles Published By Me And Kion This Week:

7 Ways To Stop Bone Loss In Its Tracks & Build Unbreakable Bone Density.

How To Get More Protein On A Plant-Based Diet

– My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.

Special Announcements:

::: Kion's BIGGEST Coffee Sale Ever Starts NOW! :::

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::: The Most Comprehensive, Research-based Blueprint For Full-body, Brain, and Spirit Optimization :::

My team and I have been working hard to put the finishing touches on over 600 pages of stellar content in my new book, Boundless. It’s a big one. At one point, an editor asked me to trim it down. My answer? No way.

I have a wealth of knowledge from the trenches and the lab to share with you. I refused to limit the book so it fits better on a store shelf. That’s not why I wrote it.

I wrote it to be the most comprehensive, research-based blueprint for full-body, brain, and spirit optimization. Look for a big announcement in October with special bonuses that I’m working on.

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::: Join Me For A FREE Sexual Vitality Summit Happening Right Now :::

Recent research says that most folks today are having LESS sex than their grandparents' generation. Even worse, the majority of new sexual health solutions are not yet used by the mainstream medical community, much less well-documented online.

In this ground-breaking, sexual health event, 28 experts, doctors, and sexologists reveal the newest, most innovative procedures, safe natural solutions and life-changing restorative protocols for people across the gender and generational spectrums.

I’ll be speaking specifically on:

  • Supplements that are proven to work…
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Don’t miss The Sexual Vitality Summit from September 23-29, 2019! Just click here to sign up for this free online event.

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Upcoming Events:

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.

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  1. Bill Edwards says:

    Hi Ben,

    regarding cold showers….I’ve seen pieces where you say cold immediately after a workout is actually not the best thing, and other pieces where you mention cycling hot and cold at certain points.

    If I do a quick 20 minute circuit first thing in the morning, should I follow it up with a cold shower? Same with my evening weighttraining session….If I workout at 4:30 in the afternoon and finish at 5:30, should I be taking a cold shower right when I get home? or wait until later in the evening?


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