October 29, 2021
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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!
I've “Fall”-en For This New Keto Brick Flavor (& No, It's Not Pumpkin Spice)
This time of year, it seems like Pumpkin Spice is friggin' everywhere. And while I have nothing against pumpkin—in fact, pumpkin puree is a pantry staple in the Greenfield house—it's good to have a little seasonal variation sprinkled in there, don't you think?
That's why I was pretty stoked to get a shipment in of the new Keto Brick flavor that just dropped—Butter Maple Pecan. I think the name speaks for itself.
Keto Bricks are my favorite source of on-the-go nutrition, with each “brick” (yes, they're heavy) packing 1,000 calories, with roughly 90 grams of fat, 30 grams of protein, and 14 grams of total carbs. I bring the bricks with me when I'm hiking or hunting, and if you're an active person who needs massive amounts of keto calories for mountaineering, hiking, hunting, etc. I cannot recommend these enough. They are even shelf-stable *above* room temperature, which is great for long, hot hiking days.
The ingredient profile is clean and packed with nutrition. Here are the ingredients of the Buttered Maple Pecan flavor:
Raw Organic Cacao Butter, Grass-Fed Why Protein (Maple Pecan) (Whey Protein Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Stevia Leaf Extract), Pecan Butter (Roasted Pecans), Ceylon Cinnamon (Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder), Himalayan Sea Salt
I get totally stable energy levels, satiation, and really good gut stability with these things. And every flavor I've tried has been actually really, really tasty. Like…addictively flavorful—despite no allulose, erythritol, or any other potentially gut-bloating sweetener.
Dope Lounging Without The Dope
Despite what you may think…
…I'm a total Luddite with technology.
So, when my Hapbee app did an update recently, and suddenly there were things called “Blends” in there, I asked Hapbee founder Scott Donnell to take a virtual walk with me—via Instagram Live—and give me the scoop.
Now, you may have heard me talk about the Hapbee device on a podcast with Scott back in April (you can listen here). Hapbee uses groundbreaking patented technology that captures the energy of a compound and plays its frequency back to you—giving your body the experience of it without actually processing it.
This device simulates a host of different molecules including but not limited to caffeine, CBD, MDMA, alcohol and nicotine, but without you having to consume said substances. I switch up my frequencies throughout the day depending on whether I'm working, napping, or trying to unwind, and I even put it under my pillow when I sleep. During my walk with Scott, I put on theobromine, which is the feel-good, energizing molecule found in chocolate.
What Scott said on the walk was pretty darn cool. The blends are the next major iteration of Hapbee with each signal, which is 45 seconds to a minute and a half, layered and pulsed to amplify the effects of a single frequency. Scott likens it a playlist with the Hapbee scientists almost being like mixologists. There are 20 blends such as Time to Lounge (for relaxation with CBD + THC) and Email Mastery (productivity with nicotine + theobromine).
And, get this, based on the principles of entrainment, the more you use your Hapbee the better it works. It's seriously so cool to be living in an era like this, where you can take advantage of the benefits of substances without any sort of negative effects (you won't fail your drug test after Time To Lounge, for example) because there's no chemical bind.
I have to say, the only thing I'm kicking myself about is that I didn't invest in this company because I think this technology is going to take the world by storm.
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Product Of The Week
::: Transform Your Cooking With Traeger :::
For many of you, it's time to say goodbye to the nights of eating outdoors. Soon enough, you may be graced with freezing temperatures and snow-covered backyards, but that shouldn't mean you have to forego the delicious flavor you can only achieve from cooking on a grill.
If you're willing to get in your daily dose of cold therapy while cooking dinner, then you need to check out Traeger's Ironwood 885 Pellet Grill.
In addition to some other pretty impressive features you can discover here, the Ironwood 885's double side-wall insulation improves temperature consistency and pellet efficiency…
…making it perfect for cold weather use.
Yes, now you can smoke, bake, roast, braise, bbq, and of course, grill whatever your little carnivore heart desires with pure, hardwood flavor year-round.
Until you've eaten a steak, brat, or chicken thigh cooked over a hardwood flame, you won't know what you're missing out on by cooking with charcoal or gas. Not only do Traegers produce the tastiest grilled delicacies your mouth will ever have the pleasure of tasting, but they're also super simple to use.
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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: A Spooky Sale Just In Time For Halloween
Mark your calendars, boys and ghouls, because the Kion Halloween sale kicks off on October 29th.
See, it pays to listen to my podcast, 'cause if you did, you'd know that you get to be first in line to get in on this scary-good sale.
From October 29th through November 1st, you can save up to 35%! Yes, 35. Not 10, not 20, not even 30, but up to 35%.
Just head on over to this link, no code necessary this time, and you’ll get spooktacular savings on all your favorite Kion supplements, like the brand-new Clean Protein (which comes in two delicious flavors, plus unflavored for the purists out there) or the reformulated Kion Aminos. No binders, no fillers, no frills—just pure EAA rocket fuel goodness to power your workouts and speed up your recovery.
*The FDA hasn't evaluated these statements. Kion products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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