October 21, 2022
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!
My Latest Fascinating Discoveries: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Whiskey, Whiskey & More Whiskey.
It was Traeger time last week in the Greenfield household (check out my IG post here for the full recipe). And the theme was…
For a pile of gorgeous bone-in ribeyes from US Wellness Meats, I used Traeger's all-natural wood pellets made with real WhistlePig whiskey aging barrels to add the bold, rich flavor of their award-winning whiskey…
… then I drizzled them in their new limited-edition Traeger x WhistlePig Whiskey Hog BBQ Sauce…
… along with the sweet and smoky Traeger x WhistlePig Whiskey Dust Rub, the perfect combination of bourbon with maple sugar…
…then you just crosshatch, rub, drizzle, smoke for two hours at 165°, finish at a hot 450° to medium rare, and feast.
Even if you don't have a Traeger grill, you can get the Traeger x WhistlePig products here for a limited time. Oh, and check out my cookbook at BoundlessCookbook.com for more of my favorite steak and steak rub recipes!
My Home Brew Experiment With Water Kefir For A Better Gut & Great Poops
As you probably know, I’m big on packing many of my daily beverages with health benefits.
My newest favorite experiment in home fermentation is water kefir, and I recently started making it in the ol’ Greenfield kitchen, for pennies on the dollar compared to the five to ten bucks you gotta spend on water kefir at the average health food store.
Water kefir is a lightly carbonated beverage that contains probiotics, enzymes, and minerals. This stuff is SO good for your gut (without feeding yeast and Candida like kombucha and beer can). A lot of people swear it gives you great poops, too, including my father and brother, who inspired me to start this home kefir project.
Water kefir is actually made from these little things called water kefir grains, which consist of bacteria and yeast living in a symbiotic relationship, and not actual “grains” like oats or wheat or something like that. I got my grains from a company called Cultures for Health because theirs are organic, certified gluten-free, and also GMO- and dairy-free, but many folks who make water kefir have tons of leftover grains and just share them with friends, much like a sourdough starter or kombucha scoby.
Turns out, it’s not hard at all to make water kefir. All I had to do for my first ferment was add the kefir grains to a big glass jar of water with a little baking soda, a touch of molasses and sugar, and a small squeeze of lime (lemon works too). You let it sit for like a week, then strain the kefir grains out to start a new batch. If cared for properly, water kefir grains can be reused indefinitely. Ratios are important, and it’s pretty simple to Google home water kefir making instructions.
Cultures for Health has a Water Kefir Starter Kit for less than $40 that contains everything you need to started, and it comes with good instructions, too. There are also a ton of helpful how-to videos and tutorials on their website, so with pretty low cost and effort, you get also get water kefir into your healthy beverage rotation. Try it out, I dare ya! It's super tasty and your gut will feel great.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
The Future Of Biohacking Fitness, Longevity, Recovery & More With Beth McDougall.
This episode was brought to you by Supergut (code BEN20), JOOVV (code BEN), Timeline Nutrition (code BEN), Vuori, and Joy Mode (code GREENFIELD).
How To Finally Fix Your Gut, Decode Your Embarrassing, Frustrating Digestive Issues & Fix Crohns & Colitis With Dane Johnson Of CrohnsColitisLifestyle.
This episode was brought to you by Heart & Soil (code BEN10), Essentia (code BENVIP), Traeger, Haelan 951 (code BEN), Butcherbox and Kion Aminos.
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Articles I Published This Week:
Precepts: Forever Life, Cat’s In The Cradle, Radical Responsibility
My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.
Product Of The Week:
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I'll do intermittent fasts up to 16 hours or more, and I'm often asked if I think about eating during these fasts or what I do if I need to fast for even longer, but I don't want that annoying part where you're thinking about food. I know fasting has the spiritual and psychological benefits of self-denial, yet sometimes we also fast for productivity reasons, too. Not thinking about food and having to take time to prepare a meal, etc.
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Wild Health Awake + Aware Principles: October 22nd, 2022 (Lexington, KY)
Join me for a one-day intensive experience where I will guide you through a series of interactive lectures that explore purpose, meaning, and spiritual health. VIP guests will also join me on an immersive walk through nature and intimate dinner. Learn more here.
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Kion Product Of The Week: Introducing Brand New Kion Aminos Flavors
Kion Aminos just added mouth-watering Watermelon and Mango to their already delicious lineup of essential amino acid supplements.
If you aren’t using Kion Aminos yet, it’s time to start.
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I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery.
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Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my new book, Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits for Spiritual Stamina.
This book was written and inspired by my own personal temptations, struggles, and failures, and informed by what I’ve studied and learned along the way.
It’s my deepest wish and prayer that it touches your life and gives you the tools and tactics you need to build your own spiritual stamina, strap on your sword, trust God and experience the peace, love, and joy of His creation.
If Endure does make even the smallest impact on your life, I would love it if you could help me spread the word far and wide, by:
- Leaving a review on Amazon
- Sharing the book on social media and tagging me (@bengreenfieldfitness)
- Buying a copy for your friends and family
Thanks again for all your support!
P.S. I can also give special discounts for bulk purchases of my books. So, if you would like to use them for a Bible study or a book club, please email [email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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