November 19, 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!
My High-Vibration, One-Of-A-Kind Hat (& How You Can Design Your Own)
My friend Nick Onken of OnkenHat.com is one of the world’s top custom hat designers, and I recently hired him to craft me a hat. After all, for thousands of years, a hat—even for a man—has been a unique way to express character, status, fashion, and much more.
The vision for my hat was to weave in colorful elements of nature, a message of Christ and love, rugged style, and even the inclusion of the crystal selenite, which is one of the highest vibrational crystals—which you can see that Nick managed to tuck in next to the small crow feather element of the hat. Every hat made by Nick is both handmade and hand-crafted with love in Brooklyn, New York…and infused with plenty of positive energy and high vibrations. This hat just resonates beauty, love, and rugged individualism—all elements I really wanted to have as part of the experience.
Anyways, if YOU want to get yourself a hat (or perhaps a loved one just in time for the holidays!) Nick can custom design a hat for you, and if you visit OnkenHat.com to see all the styles and varieties, and as a lil' bonus, you can use code “benfreeship” and Nick will ship for free anywhere in the USA.
A Crazy Colombian Meat Recipe To Impress Your Friends
Last week I made one of my favorite and unique meat recipes with my boys.
Translated as “beef tenderloin in a towel,” Lomo al Trapo is made by wrapping a big chunk of beef tenderloin in a thick crust of salt swaddled in a towel, tying it up, and throwing it directly on a fire until it's cooked. It's one of the easiest, most foolproof, primally delicious, and downright impressive methods of cooking beef I've ever seen.
All this dish requires is a few simple ingredients, a few basic kitchen supplies, and a fire. The thick salt crust seasons deeply and allows you to cook directly on hot coals without fear of burning the meat.
Ingredients for my own twist on this recipe:
- US Wellness Meats beef tenderloin
- US Wellness Meats beef Suet
- Any thick, coarse salt
- Fresh rosemary sprig
- Spent, dried coffee & MiCacao grounds
- Spread a layer of salt at least 1/2 inch thick on a wine-soaked towel, starting about 1 inch up from the leading edge and progressing back about 12 inches, leaving a 2-inch space on either side.
- Scatter rosemary and cacao and coffee ground grounds over salt and place beef directly on top of the edge closest to you.
- Carefully roll the beef up until it is completely surrounded in salt/herb/grounds mixture. Tuck the leading side of the towel into the roll, fold in the sides to form a neat package, then continue rolling until the beef is completely wrapped in the towel.
- Using butcher's twine, secure the package at 1- to 2-inch intervals, tying as tightly as possible.
Place beef directly on fire coals. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Flip beef and continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the deepest part of the package registers 95°F for rare or 105°F for medium-rare.
- When ready to serve, carefully crack open the crust with the back of a knife, reserve some of the smoky salt for serving, and discard the burnt cloth and remaining salt. Use the back of your knife or a pastry brush to remove any excess salt. Slice tenderloin and serve with ají or chimichurri as desired.
And by the way, my fire pit, which reads “For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29” was custom-made by the incredibly talented Scott Schumake at Solid Fire Pits. You can get your own custom-made firepit here – his designs are pretty darn cool, I chose a tetrahedron sacred geometry shape..
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Product Of The Week
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You probably already know that I'm a big fan of the Four Sigmatic mushroom blends, and one of my current favorites is their Focus Blend.
True to its name, this blend’s formulated for energy, creativity, and laser-sharp focus. The cleverest thing about it? It’s absolutely uncaffeinated—so you can add a pinch of extra productivity whenever you need, without worrying that it will keep you up at night.
Focus Blend is made from only 7 organic, healthy ingredients, including Lion's Mane (for the brain), Cordyceps (for energy and endurance), Bacopa Monnieri (for creativity), and Rhodiola (for productivity and creativity). The scoopable format is awesome because you can really customize the amount that works for you…and you don’t need much.
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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: Support Your Immune System And Recovery With Kion Colostrum
Jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes, colostrum has been shown to support your immune system, enhance athletic performance and recovery, make your gut impenetrable, enhance the efficacy of your probiotics, increase muscle gain, and much more.
But, because it is sourced from animals, your colostrum supplement is only as healthy as the animal it came from.
To be sure you're getting the highest quality colostrum out there, look for a supplement that is sourced from grass-fed milk, minimally processed, and comes in a bioactive form.
Kion Colostrum checks all three of these boxes:
- Sourced from grass-fed cows that feed on single-origin natural pastures (also GMO-free, hormone-treatment-free, antibiotic-free, and BSE-free).
- Minimally processed and non-denatured to preserve the active nutrients and maintain the full range of beneficial proteins and peptides.
- Comes in a bioactive powder form. It’s believed that colostrum may be best absorbed through the oral mucosal surface in the mouth. Kion Colostrum is not encapsulated, allowing you to receive the full range of bioactive nutrients.
You can take Kion Colostrum with water, add it to smoothies, or simply dump the powder directly into your mouth and allow it to circulate a few minutes before swallowing. (As an added bonus, Kion Colostrum tastes like rich and creamy mac ‘n cheese!) Speaking of cheese, colostrum is naturally very low in lactose, so I (and others with lactose intolerance) tolerate it just fine.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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