December 28, 2018
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries from the latest news from 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 Pillow That Actually Allows You To Sleep On Your Back
“The 8 Hour Pillow”: My friend Dr. Peter Martone, who I featured in this Facebook video for a 20-minute discussion of how and why to sleep on your back, has finally launched his own back sleeping pillow! By sleeping on your back with your neck supported correctly you can help offset the damaging effects of texting. prolonged computer work and our forward head posture lifestyles.
Each pillow comes with 5 educational videos explaining how to use it and other sleep enhancing techniques (such as Peter's really useful “remembering” trick to beat insomnia and fall asleep faster). The pillows are now shipping and apparently disappearing quite fast.
The fill is 20% down and 80% duck feathers and the thing feels like a giant soft hug for your neck. It is designed to be used multiple ways to suit your sleeping needs. It comes with 2 separate chambers with zippers so you can add or take out fill to make it your perfect pillow. You can click here and use code: GREENFIELD to get $20 off plus a FREE pillowcase. Pillows are ready to ship now.
– How I Read Books F-A-S-T
Optimize Holiday Sale: A top resource I recommend for reading the world’s best books f-a-s-t is the fantastic app/website called “Optimize.” What is Optimize? It’s simple, really. The good folks at Optimize read every one of the best books (primarily focusing on health, wealth, self-improvement, neuroscience, fitness, business, nutrition, lifestyle and philosophy) and then summarize these books in easy-to-digest, 20 minute audio MP3s or very short 5-6 page PDFs with the biggest ideas, summaries and most important takeaways. In less than 6 months, I easily made it through 400+ books on their site, often while I was hoisting dumbbells, walking in the sunshine, or driving in my car. So you get more wisdom in less time (here's a recent overview of the 28 best books I consumed this year). Optimize is only about 10 bucks a month, but the folks at Optimize are now knocking 25% off between now and New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018, on their monthly, annual or lifetime membership if you click here and use code: BEN25. Enjoy!
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::: Why Not Make Beauty and Longevity A Priority in January? :::
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::: RUNGA Retreat Exclusive 1-Day Event in Venice Beach, CA :::
Upcoming on January 20, you're invited to participate in an exclusive 1-day event hosted by the one and only RUNGA. I've been attending the RUNGA 4-day immersion retreats for years (stay tuned for a podcast coming out about it!) and have nothing but good things to say about the way the retreat resets my perspective, enhances my wellbeing, and best of all, about the incredible like-minded individuals I meet through these.
Now, Joe Di Stefano, the mastermind behind RUNGA, is hosting 1-day events! The first stop: his home turf in beautiful Venice Beach, CA. Trust me, there are fewer places you would rather be in January… Check out the details here.
– January 12, 2019: TEDxCoeurdalene, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. I am thrilled to present topics in longevity and biohacking to in an intimate setting to an inspired audience. Join me!
– Jan 20 – 21, 2019: Serious Business Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. This conference is going invoke thought and insight and expose you to new ideas and thinking on self-development and business in the beauty industry. Register here.
– February 22- 24, 2019: CalJam: The Rebel Yell Tour. California Jam combines a TED talk format with a rock n’ roll show in-between! The driving objective of the event is to get attendees up to date on chiropractic research, scientific studies, and useful practice management strategy. The hope is that attendees bring all they learn at Cal Jam back to their communities to implement real, rippling change. Get your tickets here before the prices go up!
– April 6 – 7, 2019: FitCon Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah. FitCon® encourages everyone to Find Their Fit. It does not matter whether it is powerlifting, Crossfit, bodybuilding, roller derby, or even axe throwing. Be sure to visit the Kion booth in the expo!
– April 26 – 28, 2019: Paleo f(x) Conference, Austin, Texas. Join me, staff from my company, Kion, and the rest of your tribe at Paleo f(x)™ 2019, the largest gathering of Paleo / ancestral health / keto / functional medicine / strength & conditioning experts in the world… see everything you'll get out of this enriching, enlightening event. Besides, April is a wonderful time of year to visit Austin, TX….Get your tickets here.
– June 23 – July 7, 2019: European Detox Retreat, Paracelsus al Ronc, Switzerland. At this 2019 liver detox and R&R at the beautiful Swiss Mountain Clinic (formerly Paracelsus al Ronc) in the Italian quarter of Switzerland, you will stay on-site and receive diagnostics and treatments from the best doctors of biological medicine to detox your liver and your soul. Plus you're going to have a wonderful time hiking, sightseeing and enjoying one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here's the link to more info. *this event is sold out, waitlist is available
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