October 15, 2021
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!
Here's How I Fit An Entire Sleep Cycle Into My Daily 20-Minute Nap
There aren't many items I own that I consider to be so-called “non-negotiable” biohacks in my daily routine, but the NuCalm is undoubtedly one of them. I use this handy little device to simulate an entire 120-minute sleep cycle with just a 20-minute daily power nap. NuCalm—a next-level cranial electrotherapy stimulation device—is utilized by the U.S. military and FBI, 49 professional sports teams, and has been used in cancer treatment and more than a million surgical procedures.
So, how does this thing work?
The NuCalm uses both a relaxation cream and mild stimulation to help your brain interrupt the adrenaline and cortisol release by mimicking what naturally occurs in your brain right before you sleep. It includes an app with “music” – which is actually neuroacoustic software that delivers frequencies to your brain which take you down to theta brain wavelength. NuCalm has the only patent in the world for systems and methods to balance and maintain the health of your autonomic nervous system
So why am I telling you all this? Well, recently, NuCalm released a new DEEP SLEEP neuroacoustic software addition to their app. I was lucky enough to be part of the trial audience, and let me tell you, I absolutely love it. NuCalm provides profound sleep benefits by balancing your autonomic nervous system, grooming your GABAergic system, and priming your brain for better sleep performance—ultimately restoring you to optimal health. All you need to do with DEEP SLEEP is listen to the new track at bedtime in your room and it lulls you to sleep extremely well, and if you wake up in the wee hours, you can do it again to fall back asleep. That’s it. That simple.
I have found no stress, sleep, and recovery biohack that even comes close to the NuCalm. You can learn more—and also get 65% off the first month of any new monthly subscription and 25% off any annual subscription—when you click here.
Healthy, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Fish In Minutes (You Don't Even Need To Go To The Store)
Probably one of my favorite ways to eat fish—besides a whole stuffed or whole lightly fried fish—is to mow down a platter of fish collars: in this case, melt-in-your-mouth fatty, soft collars from my friends at SEATOPIA (I just released a podcast with them, which you can find here).
Fish collars are exactly what the name suggests: a cut from along the fish clavicle, right behind the gills. The collar contains especially rich meat along the belly, ending in a little fat cap. The cut is anchored to the collarbone, but once cooked it separates nicely—and with no smaller bones to navigate, resulting in a mouthwatering snack of skin, bone, and fin. In this case, the collars were from Nordic Blu Salmon, aka Atlantic Salmon, are raised on a clean high-quality diet safe from environmental toxins such as mercury, PCB, or microplastics.
So what is SEATOPIA?
Well, it’s essentially the Butcher Box of seafood, with award-winning seafood direct from artisan regenerative farms, right to your doorstep, all in 100% plastic-free and styrofoam-free packaging—100% transparency, 100% sushi-grade, 100% antibiotic-free, certified sustainable, and mercury-free. Plus each shipment includes QR code scannable recipes from celebrity and Michelin Star chefs.
And how the heck do you cook fish collars? Simple: drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and dill, then broil for about 8 minutes. Boom. Done.
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Product Of The Week
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TRU KAVA is a natural drink prepared from the roots of a plant native to islands in the South Pacific, called Piper Methysticum, where it has been consumed for its non-habit-forming relaxing and social-enhancing qualities for over 3,000 years.
TRU KAVA historically has been used by the islanders as a safe, natural alternative to drugs and alcohol, which allows users to loosen up and connect easier during social interactions while maintaining complete sobriety.
Perhaps the main draw to TRU KAVA is that it provides these effects without any of the drunkenness that can impair fine motor skills and it is completely non-addictive. Its effects are often described as a calm, enhanced state of natural sobriety.
The traditional TRU KAVA products include:
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- TRU KAVA Sparkling Kava Drink (coming soon): The market’s very first shelf-stable traditional kava drink in the form of a delicious carbonated beverage that can be enjoyed as an alternative to beer, soda, or kombucha.
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Introducing My New Training Program!
This week, I announced I will be launching my new training program, Boundless, exclusively on the Ladder app. With my program, I will provide you with my own personal training plan every week, including 5 Tabata/bodyweight sessions, 1 active recovery session, and 1 day dedicated to “biohacking.”
This is the next best thing to training with me in person and at an incredible rate. In addition to programming, you’ll get access to a community of individuals who will also help hold you accountable.
So no more guessing. No more planning. No more excuses. Boundless will take care of all of that for you. We begin training together as a team on Monday, September 20th. To secure your spot, join my waitlist and you’ll get your first week of training FREE.
I Want To Know What You've Got Cooking
I'm so stoked about the positive feedback I've been getting about my new Boundless Cookbook. The cookbook was a labor of love, but I'm really proud of the end result (especially considering I'm definitely not a trained chef).
Now that the Boundless Cookbook is available on Amazon, I have a favor to ask…
If you have the cookbook and you love it, can you hop on over to Amazon and leave a review? Amazon reviews—as I bet you know—are super important. I want your honest feedback and I'll be reading them to hear what you think.
You can leave your review on Amazon right here (and if you don't have a cookbook yet, and you're an Amazon Prime member, you could have your copy at your doorstep as early as tomorrow).
Kion Product Of The Week: The Brand New Kion Clean Protein
Protein is essential for muscle growth, metabolism, sleep, immune function, brain health, and more—and most people aren’t getting enough.
You deserve a clean, delicious, high-protein powder that’ll build your best body from the inside out.
Introducing Kion Clean Protein. The cream of the crop of whey proteins. Clean Protein delivers an easy-to-absorb complete protein that’s:
- Made with superior quality whey protein isolate
- From grass-fed, pasture-raised cows
- Antibiotic-free and growth hormone-free
- Virtually lactose-free
Clean Protein is also rigorously tested for mold, unhealthy bacteria, and heavy metals to ensure you’re getting the cleanest protein possible.
Each serving contains 20 grams of high-quality protein from cows that graze on healthy pastures. The result is a nutrient-dense, protein-rich whey with virtually zero lactose, carbohydrates, or milk fat.
Indulge in rich chocolate or smooth vanilla—flavored with organic natural flavors, Himalayan pink salt, and stevia. Or, opt for unflavored, for you purists out there. Clean Protein has absolutely no artificial sweeteners and only 80 calories per serving.
*The FDA hasn't evaluated these statements. Kion products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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