October 14, 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!
The Most Restorative Biohacked Meditation Session Known To Humankind (Or At Least, My Newest Fav)
It's no secret I'm a napping ninja (just read this to learn why, and how to master the ultimate nap!).
Most days, I get up around 3:45-4am-ish, work until 2pm-ish, then drop in for a glorious 20-45 minute siesta and/or meditation session.
In my article “Two Advanced Biohacking Strategies & “Stacks” For Enhancing Sleep & Meditation.“, I revealed how I use biohacking technologies to enhance these sessions and shift my brain very, very quickly into a desired state of sleep, relaxation, or meditation.
But this week, I tried something brand-new that worked astoundingly well for shifting my brain onto an entirely different *planet* in no time flat. It's a bit advanced/involved, but here's how it works:
1) You'll need the following equipment:
-A device with the NuCalm app installed, and a set of in-ear headphones for that device (an iTouch or iPhone, for example, with wired headphones). Learn more about NuCalm here.
-A device with the BrainTap app installed, connected via Bluetooth or wires to a Braintap device. Learn more about BrainTap here.
2) Next, do the following:
-Put NuCalm onto a 20-45 minute session and begin to play it.
-Play a “non-vocal” track (I recommend a 20-45 minute Delta brain wave, no-voice track) on BrainTap.
3) Lay back and enjoy the experience.
Bonus points if you can do it inside a hyperbaric chamber, which is what I do (learn more about that here).
Look, I know that's a lot of s*^t. But the idea of randomly combining all this into a targeted session struck me last week, I've tried it a few times now, and it works like gangbusters. Enjoy, you biohacker, you.
A Program I Enrolled My Sons In So They Can Be Modern Day Heroes
My friend Matt Beaudreau saw this first-hand as a teacher and administrator in both public and private schools.
This discouraging yet enlightening experience inspired Matt to craft a course designed to raise children with an education in responsibility, resilience, and self-confidence. Matt's program, Educating Modern Day Heroes, is based on professionally tested and proven educational methods. His process walks you through the steps to effectively teach the young minds in your home, and is the same way that he structures the “Apogee” program my boys are enrolled in:
- Being a driven leader
- Thinking differently
- Taking ownership
- Mastering skills
- Learning and unlearning
- Being mentally uncaged
Raising children is already difficult enough—and the standard American education system is just not focused on the right ideals to teach our kids. My boys, River and Terran, started Matt's “Apogee” program last month, and I've been amazed by what they've already learned and how it has sparked their journey into adventure and manhood quite significantly.
Get $50 off Matt's course when you click here.
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::: Save 15% On Your Next Deep Sweat Session With HigherDOSE :::
A while ago I had two female biohackers—Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps—on the podcast.
These two have just blown my mind every time I’ve talked to them.
Lauren and Katie are the co-founders of a company called HigherDOSE, which is transforming the wellness and beauty industry with cutting-edge technology and biohacking.
They had also sent me one of their portable infrared sauna “blankets” to try. In the past, I've been wary of electrical blankets because they're notorious for kicking off tons of EMF. But HigherDOSE's blanket is low EMF, which got me pretty excited.
I have to admit, I was surprised by how hot it got in there. I was able to get a super deep sweat in the sauna blanket, and in fact, most people feel the difference after just one session.
Infrared increases blood flow for faster recovery, better sleep, and a calmer central nervous system. Plus, it naturally releases a DOSE of happy chemicals in the brain leaving you feeling euphoric.
The sauna blanket can also potentially:
• Strengthens the immune system
• Increases metabolic rate
• Increases circulation
• Lowers inflammation
• Expedites muscle recovery
• Naturally increases your brain’s happy chemicals [DOSE: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, endorphins]
• Improves the appearance of skin
• Promotes better sleep
I gave one of these blankets to my mom for her hip pain. She climbed into it every night and, I kid you not, within a week her pain was gone. And I especially like the blanket when I get sick. It's the old-school “take a shot of whiskey and wrap yourself in a bunch of blankets and sweat it out” type of remedy. I'm also a big fan of it for taking naps in the cold winter months.
You can get your own infrared sauna blanket when you click here and use code BEN to save 15% site-wide (except full-size saunas and subscriptions).
Runga: October 13th-15th, 2022 (Austin, TX)
This is the one event every year that I never miss. Join myself and my family to tap into your full potential over three days of fully immersive programming and therapies. Gourmet organic chef-prepared meals, live podcast recordings, and personalized health consulting make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are only fifty spots available, so claim yours today here.
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.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
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.
Check this out: You’ve probably heard that your body is made up of mostly water. What you probably haven't heard is that everything is 50% amino acids.
These building blocks of life are essential for health and fitness. No matter how you like to move—whatever you do to stay fit—amino acids are essential.
This is why Kion Aminos is my fundamental supplement for fitness.
I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery.
Kion Aminos is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, has the highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors.
So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery…you need to get Kion Aminos.
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 pu[email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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