December 31, 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!
Get A Natural Full-Body High (While It's Still Legal)
I'm kind of shocked that Delta-8 is not yet banned by the feds and remains somehow legal to buy anywhere and order online.
The reason I'm surprised is that, when used in adequate doses, Delta-8 basically gets you just as high (kind of more of a “full-body high”) as Delta-9 THC, the psychedelic side of cannabis most of us are familiar with. I figure at some point in the next few months some congressman or something is going to eat a Delta-8 edible, get “high as F,” realize the stuff should be regulated, then enact legislation to do so.
But in the meantime, Delta-8 is fully available, and while I'm not a fan of, nor do I endorse, getting high just to get high, the fact is that microdoses of the stuff are amazing for creativity, and if you're stressed or hyped up, a regular-sized dose is just absolutely magical for sleep. The brand I've been using is Noel Creek Hemp, which makes a delicious gummy in a variety of flavors, including a couple of my favorites: pineapple and passionfruit.
Noel Creek Hemp is all about creating and producing high-quality, hemp-derived products that people can truly trust—this is because a lot of the stuff on the CBD market is unregulated and honestly full of crap. But with Noel Creek Hemp, you're getting the goods for sure (and you can double and triple-check by taking a quick look at their public lab reports on each product). Whether you need something calming, nourishing, or balancing, there's a little something for everyone.
My New Crypto Credit Card I'm Using To Stock Up On Bitcoin
I don't know about you, but I’m kinda picky about which credit cards I decide to use—after all, it does affect your credit score. So I want to make sure I know what I’m getting myself into. There are also so many different credit cards out there that it's hard to sort through all of them and understand the rates, rewards, etc
However, I’m really digging my new bitcoin credit card from BlockFi. My friend told me about it during a dinner last week (my same friend who also thinks we will see Bitcoin exceed 600,000 quite soon, which is crazy, as when I started buying Bitcoin a decade ago it literally cost a few bucks!).
This card offers 1.5% back in your personal choice of a dozen cryptocurrencies on all spending and 2% back after spending $50,000 in a year. You can even earn 3.5% crypto rewards on all purchases in the first 90 days of card ownership up to $100 in crypto. How's that for a sweet introductory offer? I personally think one of the best parts about BlockFi—and something I wish more credit card companies would do—is that you can know if you’re approved or not without it affecting your credit score upfront (it will only affect your credit score when you accept your offer and a hard pull is performed).
A neat, added bonus that comes with the Blockfi credit card is that it also gives you access to once-in-a-lifetime travel, fine wine and food, sporting events, shopping, and more. All with this little card. And if you need any help with literally anything, you have your own, personal Visa Signature Concierge, who is available to help in assisting in booking travel, transportation, accommodations, event tickets, restaurant reservations, and more. It also has ZERO foreign transaction fees.
If you’re interested in checking out the BlockFi bitcoin credit card, click here and get $10 added to your BlockFi interest account when you sign up and fund your account with $100 or more—and because I obviously already own the card, if you accept the offer, we both immediately get an added $40 in bitcoin after you fund your account. It's most certainly a win-win. :)
Discover How To “Win” With Author Dr. James DiNicolantonio
Speaking of winning, if you’re looking to achieve peak performance, optimize your recovery, and become a champion, then the brand new book Win by Dr. James DiNicolantonio is for you.
Win is undoubtedly one of the most evidence-based books on athletic performance. This book teaches you the underlying pillars to physical development and fitness, such as nutrition, muscle growth, fat loss, body composition optimization, recovery, supplementation and so much more. Not only are there specific protocols that have been formulated in the book, but all the recommendations are backed by a wealth of scientific evidence.
Win is suitable for both beginners, as well as advanced athletes, complete science nerds, bodybuilders, the average Joe or Jane wanting to lose an extra few pounds, as well as top-tier elite athletes. If I had this information available to me when I was competing, I know that it would have given me a significant advantage.
I also wrote the foreword for this book so you know that it has my official seal of approval. Dr. DiNicolantonio is also going to be on my podcast in May 2022 to discuss the concepts in the book, so be on the lookout for him.
My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I recently turned 40, and as a birthday gift from myself to you (because there's no better gift than the gift of giving), I've let you in on my newest book that's coming out in April of next year. It's called Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina.
This book is for you if you struggle with temptation and often find yourself succumbing to it; if you get overwhelmed by all the ways you can pray and meditate; if you lay awake at night with your mind racing thinking about the general anxieties of the week; if you want to live an impactful life that inspires others to greatness; and more.
By the conclusion of Endure, you will have discovered and learned how to implement tools, tactics, and habits for spiritual stamina that were inspired by great philosophers, thinkers, and theologians of ancient and modern ages, including Augustine, Plato, the Apostles Paul, Peter and John, the kings David and Solomon, C.S. Lewis, Naval Ravikant, Anthony de Mello, Derek Sivers, Doug Wilson, Randy Alcorn, John Piper, many, many others, and of course, Jesus Christ himself.
Just click here to be the first in line to be notified as soon as Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina is ready for release, which is officially happening in April 2022. Thanks for reading, and for putting up with this old 40-year-old curmudgeon's ramblings. :)
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- A holistic approach to enhance overall well-being, not just weight loss
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Product Of The Week
::: Head Into The New Year With A New, Healthier Way To Enjoy Smoking :::
A new year means new goals, and if you’re still smoking cigarettes filled with tar and other gnarly chemicals, now's the time to make the switch to Füm. Füm makes it so you can safely quit in a way that feels normal with a non-addictive and natural essential oil inhaler to replace the hand-to-mouth habit of smoking.
It’s the same aesthetic and feel of hand-to-mouth smoking but is a completely natural inhaler that allows your body to receive the amazing benefits from some of the world's best super plants. Even if you’ve made the switch from smoking to vaping, this should be your next switch as it's a natural alternative with health benefits.
From helping with combatting addiction, to enhancing focus and sleep, to amplifying your respiratory system and body and strength support, Füm really does it all.
Personally, I’ve been using black pepper—the addiction super plant—to break tobacco and nicotine habits. And it really works like gangbusters! It’s my absolute go-to now for going into the new year with a clear mind (and clear lungs, too).
And, luckily for you, Füm is having its biggest sale ever starting January 1st, 2022, so just click here to purchase the Quit Naturally Pack for 20% off and an additional 10% off when you use code BGF. You're welcome. ;)
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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: My Personal Playground For Health & Wellness
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