April 20, 2023
Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup!
In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including 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 opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!
My Latest Discoveries: New Things I'm Trying, The Latest Life Hacks, Books I'm Reading, And Much More!
The Book At The Top Of My Nightstand Stack Right Now
Here’s a book recommendation for you all…
… it's called “Built To Move: The 10 Essential Habits To Help You Move Free and Live Fully.”
Written by Kelly and Juliet Starrett, co-founders of The Ready State and authors of New York Times bestsellers Becoming a Supple Leopard, Deskbound, and more, Built to Move is full of foundational wisdom for everyone from beginners to professional athletes and everyone in between.
I first had Kelly Starrett on my podcast way back in 2013 to talk about Becoming a Supple Leopard, and I still consider it to be one of my go-to book recommendations. You can listen to the podcast here: “How To Crush The Beef Jerky In Your Quads & Become A Supple Leopard” (particularly proud of that episode title, by the way). Built To Move is another fundamental and life-changing owner's manual for your body.
The 10 Essential Habits it reveals can be easily assimilated into your day to help you move more, eat better, feel incredible, and live without pain, technology creep, sleep dysfunction, or food confusion. Each Habit includes a Test/Retest feature + a Daily Physical Practice to help you improve that area of your life.
Click here to check it out and learn simple and proven physical practices designed to improve the way your body feels.
Stop Unhealthy (& Annoying) Mouth-Breathing At Night
Mouth breathing during sleep is a leading cause of many negative consequences including:
- Snoring (leading cause)
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Chronic fatigue
- Brain fog
- Chronic stress and anxiety
- Increased blood pressure
- And even increased risk of divorce
Breathing through the mouth skips the natural filtration process that takes place in the nose. The nose functions to filter, moisturize, and warm the air prior to its entry into the lungs, shielding the body against detrimental particles and irritants present in the air. When you breathe through your mouth, these particles are inhaled directly, which can result in airway inflammation, blockage, and other respiratory problems. Additionally, mouth breathing may cause dryness in the mouth, leading to halitosis, and raising the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease.
Moreover, breathing through the mouth while sleeping may disturb the equilibrium between oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the body. Nasal breathing enables the body to manage these gases more efficiently, keeping them in a healthy balance. Conversely, mouth breathing forces the body to exert more effort in regulating these gases, resulting in lower oxygen levels and higher carbon dioxide levels.
In James Nestor's book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, he shares his experience with mouth breathing and its negative effects on his health. During a 30-day experiment at Stanford University Medical Center, Nestor plugged his nose and only breathed through his mouth, leading to snoring, sleep apnea, and dangerously low blood oxygen levels.
After the experiment, Nestor researched the benefits of nose breathing and discovered the use of mouth tape as a solution to help people with mouth breathing during sleep.
Hostage Mouth Tape, based on the principles Nestor discussed in his book, is designed to keep the mouth closed during sleep and promote nose breathing, potentially preventing snoring and improving overall sleep quality. The tape's unique adhesive formula works incredibly well with facial hair, providing a secure fit without compromising comfort, making it the ideal solution for bearded individuals like myself. It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try it out risk-free.
Just try it, for at least a week. Mouth-taping seems like a total pain in the butt at first, but most people notice profound sleep benefits once they get used to it.
Click here to check out Hostage Mouth Tape, and your spouse will never complain about your mouth-breathing at night ever again. ;)
A List Of My Favorite Books (So Far)
I recently made a list of several of my favorite books that have been formative for my personal life and career. In no order of particular importance (besides The Bible!) they are:
Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday
Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman by Lord Chesterfield
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Weist
The Creative Act by Rick Rubin
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
From Strength to Strength by Arthur Brooks
Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
Turning Pro and Do The Work by Stephen Pressfield
The Tao Of Leadership by John Heider
The Book Of Proverbs in the Holy Bible
The Book Of Ecclesiastes in the Holy Bible
So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson
The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene
Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Principles: Life & Work by Ray Dalio
A Quick Little “By The Way” For Earth Day
I'll make this quick…
…Earth Day is this Saturday!
So I want you to check out my latest Earth Day product guide, where I feature some of my favorite partners to celebrate our planet and how you can promote a healthier and sustainable lifestyle.
You'll find some of my favorite products from brands like Ultimate Longevity, HigherDose, and LettuceGrow, and I'm excited to hear what you think of them!
Click here to check out my Earth Day product guide.
Check Out This Podcast I Was On Recently With Mark Bell
I was on my friend Mark Bell's podcast this past week and thought you might like to see what we were up to.
While there, I was joined by Nsima Inyang and Andrew Zaragoza to talk about outside-the-box methods for improving your physical and mental health.
Click here to watch the podcast episode!
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Click here to check out my coaching program to see how I can help you achieve your goals this year, and use code CHALLENGE10.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
Ben’s Current Recommended Fasting Protocol, The Extreme Power Of Combining Fasting With Spiritual Disciplines, How An Addicted, Angry Weightlifter Started A Church & Became A Pastor & Much More With Shane Idleman.
This episode was brought to you by Naboso (code BEN), BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough (code BEN10), Wild Health (code BEN), HVMN (code BENG20), Clearlight Sauna (code BEN), and BG Coaching Transformation Challenge.
Respectful Parenting, Eye Movement & Physical Training For Infants, Co-Sleeping Pros & Cons & Much More With Joseph Anew & Emilia Run.
This episode was brought to you by Hiya, Bubs Naturals (code BENG), Inside Tracker, Henson Shaving (code BEN), and Organifi Gold Chocolate.
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Product Of The Week
::: Snag Some High-Quality, Artisanal Olive Oil For Just $1 :::
I consume oodles of olive oil every single day.
For starters, it is the cornerstone of healthy diets renowned for enhancing longevity, such as the Mediterranean diet, and is a staple among those on paleo, keto, and Atkins diets because it’s a delicious, zero-carb food packed with healthy fats that makes almost any meal more flavorful and deeply satisfying.
Olive oil has also been hailed as a superfood by Harvard Medical School, acclaimed by the Mayo Clinic, lauded by the Yale School of Public Health, and recommended by scores of leading MDs for its numerous health benefits.
Scientific studies have confirmed what many of us in the health and wellness space have known for years…
Olive oil lowers bad cholesterol and cuts your risk of heart disease and stroke. It may help protect you against cancer, especially cancer of the breast, prostate, and colon. It also lowers blood pressure and reduces your risk of diabetes. It can be a godsend for arthritis sufferers because it can reduce inflammation and ease joint pain without side effects.
As if all of the brain, cardiovascular, energy, hormonal, and anti-aging benefits weren’t enough, this stuff just tastes absolutely, friggin’ delicious.
Well, that is if you are consuming real, high-quality, unadulterated olive oil. To learn what I mean by this, keep reading these top mistakes to avoid when purchasing olive oil…
Mistake #1: Buying stale olive oil off the supermarket shelf
Mistake #2: Unknowingly buying fake olive oil
Mistake #3: Thinking that all olive oils taste alike
My recommendation: You simply have to try REAL, fresh-pressed olive oil to understand the difference. The moment you twist the cap off an outstanding just-pressed olive oil and inhale its harvest-fresh bouquet, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
So, where can you find such oils?
You may already be familiar with T.J. Robinson as he was recently a podcast guest of mine on the episode “What Olive Oil Should Taste Like, The Scary Truth About Olive Oil, Can You Cook With Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Much More!,” is the author of the guest post on my blog “Answers To Your Top 8 Burning Questions About Olive Oil Revealed,” and even appeared on my twin boys’ cooking podcast, GoGreenfields.
A chef and gourmet food writer/editor, T.J. came up with the idea of hunting for the world’s best, freshest artisanal extra virgin olive oils—and flying them straight from the new harvest at their peak of flavor directly to the kitchens of America’s top gourmet chefs, passionate foodies, and lovers of natural, healthy foods.
You can try them too, risk-free, with T.J.’s $39-Bottle-for-a-Buck Promotion.
T.J. and his Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club have reserved a strictly limited number—240 bottles (20 cases)—to share with my readers. Problem is, I’ve got many thousands of readers, so these 240 bottles should go very fast, and it’s first come, first served. His $39-Bottle-For-A-Buck offer expires Friday, April 28th. If you miss it, you'll have to wait until the next harvest season.
When you click on the link below, you’ll see similar comments from many other olive oil lovers as well. If you’re interested, try a bottle for just $1, taste for yourself, and discover how olive oil is really meant to taste.
Click here to get your hands on T.J.'s artisanal, high-quality olive oils for just one buck.
Health Optimisation Summit: June 17th – 18th, 2023
Don't miss the opportunity to join me at The Health Optimisation Summit in London! This is your chance to be part of a community of 2,500 like-minded people and learn from world-leading health speakers. You'll be able to fast-track your health journey, discover cutting-edge secrets and hacks, explore the latest tech and gadgets, and find the cleanest and healthiest supplements and nutrient-dense foods. Don't miss out on this incredible experience! Learn more here.
HUM2N: June 19th, 2023
With a limited guest list of only 20 individuals, HUM2N is focused on personalized health and wellness coaching. The event will feature a panel discussion between me and Dr. E (the founder of HUM2N), followed by an audience Q&A session. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to experience at least one biohacking treatment such as NAD+ IV, Cryo, or Hyperbaric Oxygen, as well as enjoy lite bites and beverages in partnership with Loui Blake – HUM2N CMO and serial entrepreneur in the healthy food space. Non-alcoholic beverages, mocktails, and organic wine from Dry Farm Wine will also be provided. All attendees will receive a Superhuman 2 protocol worth £750 that they can book at their convenience. Learn more here.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Brand New Kion Protein Bar
You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.
They combine the cleanest natural ingredients into complementing supplements (and foods!) that help you unlock your body’s natural energy.
And their new Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar is out of this world delicious.
Not only that but it is made with only real, whole-food ingredients—giving it balanced macronutrients for clean, stable energy.
The Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar’s complex flavors and texture come from real, natural, whole-food ingredients such as…
- Organic almonds
- Organic cocoa nibs
- Organic chia seeds
- Organic coconut, and
- Organic honey
And it contains 11 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed whey protein isolate to support your active lifestyle.
I promise you, you’re going to love this new protein bar. Click here to try it.
Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my book, Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
After two years of interviewing some of the top parents on the planet…
…. from crazy macho Alpha dads like the controversial “Liver King” and Spartan race founder Joe DeSena…
…to peaceful backwoods, unschooling, off-grid gardeners, and homemakers (including my children’s wilderness survival instructors and my own wife Jessa)…
…to outside-the-box thinking fitness icons like Kelly and Juliet Starrett, Paul Chek, and the Vega “Fat Fueled Family”…
…to a host of other entrepreneurs, billionaires, single moms, and dads, my own dear parents, pastors, education experts, legacy builders, wealth managers, and many others who have created impactful, happy, and resilient children…
…I’ve finally put the finishing touches on a 600+ page parenting book that is the most comprehensive parenting book that exists. It’s like the blueprint for raising a human.
If Boundless Parenting 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 [email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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