February 25, 2022
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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!
Toddler Formula That Hasn't Been Affected By The Mass Recall (And Is Great For Both You And Your Kids)
If you're a parent of a young child, you may be aware of the huge recall on baby formulas last week.
Sadly, certain formulas (including Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare products) were linked to bacterial infections in infants and toddlers. Three babies fell ill with Cronobacter sakazakiia—which can cause life-threatening sepsis—and one had Salmonella newport.
First of all, this is not to scare anyone, but simply to bring awareness to the implications of a recall and help you understand the risks involved. My heart goes out to all the parents and kiddos that may have been affected.
Secondly, I'd also like to offer a safe, alternative solution if you're now on the market for a new formula.
One formula that I use personally (yes, I’m aware I’m not a child nor a toddler—I'll explain in just a second) is Serenity Kids. So, as the news of this recall dropped, I was obviously worried about whether this brand had also been affected.
Luckily, Serenity Carr—who’s one of the co-founders of Serenity Kids, along with her husband, Joe—sent out an email to her consumers to reiterate that their formula was not affected by the recall. Phew.
Every batch of Serenity Kids A2 Whole Milk Toddler Formula is double tested for Cronobacter bacteria and is only released for distribution with a negative result (it has never once tested positive). Further, their safety protocols state that if a positive test were ever detected, the entire production batch would be destroyed.
Additionally, their formula has received the Clean Label Project Purity Award, meaning that it has been third-party tested for over 200 contaminants and has been recognized for purity and nutritional superiority, so parents can rest assured that they’re getting some of the cleanest, high-quality formula on the market. It's also manufactured in the United States and meets FDA nutritional requirements for infant formula (important to note: it has not yet gone through the specific FDA evaluation process required for infant formula).
Now, back to the fact that I use baby formula since you're probably wondering, “what the heck is a grown man doing drinking this?”
I actually have weird habit of occasionally tossing some Serenity Kids A2 Whole Milk Toddler Formula into my morning smoothies, as I find it makes them uber-creamy and delicious and also imparts the health benefits from organic, grass-fed A2 whole milk such as easy-to-digest protein, gut-nourishing prebiotics, vitamins, and minerals.
Again, if you've been affected by this recall, my heart goes out to you, and I pray that you and your children are safe and well. And if you're looking for a new formula for your child (or extra nutrition for yourself, for that matter), you can save 15% on Serenity Kids right now by using code BEN.
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 this 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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Product Of The Week
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For those of you who have been following me for a while now, you know that I have a smoothie every single morning to start my day…
…but not just any smoothie: a powerhouse, nutrient-dense, gut-nourishing, immune-boosting superfood smoothie.
While the exact ingredients of my go-to smoothie recipe are constantly evolving, the quality of the ingredients stays the same.
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Organifi has a number of fantastic plant-based supplements to choose from to enhance your smoothies from sunrise to sunset, like their Green Juice for daily stress support, Red Juice for pre-workout energy, or their Gold formula for night-time relaxation and sleep.
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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: Support Your Recovery With Kion Flex
Whether you’re an athlete, outdoor enthusiast, or looking to feel your best as you age, joint health is key to maintaining an active lifestyle. Kion Flex is a natural supplement for joint health that’s been proven to:
- Reduce mild, temporary joint discomfort from overuse…
- Decrease exercise-related soreness and swelling…
- Support a healthy inflammatory response to physical activity…
- And promote optimal joint health, flexibility, and mobility.
Kion Flex is powered by Turmacin®, the first water-soluble extract of turmeric to contain turmerosaccharides, which support a balanced inflammatory response to physical activity and have unique benefits for joints; AyuFlex®, a non-GMO, organic extract of the Ayurvedic superfruit, Haritaki that has unique joint health benefits that support whole-body joint function and help you move more freely; and proteolytic enzymes, which can facilitate the recovery process and help you bounce back faster from your daily activities.
*The FDA hasn't evaluated these statements. Kion products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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