April 27, 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!
Fatal Conveniences In Your Home & Environment (I Didn't Know About Many Of These!)
My friend and former podcast guest Darin Olien, who first joined me on the episode “How To Biohack Your Morning Routine, The Surprising Compounds That Destroy Stem Cells, The Tastiest Nut Butter On The Face Of The Planet & Much More!” and later for the episode “The Indiana Jones Of Superfoods: Stem Cells, Air-To-Water Machines, Coffeefruit & More With Darin Olien.” just published a fantastic title Fatal Conveniences.
As the name implies, it's about common items you use every day that might be toxifying your body way more than you think, and what to do about it.
A few of my highlights include:
- Waxelene is a multi-purpose ointment you can find almost anywhere and it is 100% cruelty-free and has some pretty cool skin protective and nourishing/anti-inflammatory properties vs. spendy/hard-to-get options.
- Chew on rosemary, spearmint, or peppermint leaves instead of microbiome-nuking mouthwash in the mouth for freshening.
- Tampons are basically p*ssy cigarettes. Nasty stuff. Use organic-only, menstrual cups/reusable pads from companies like Nixit, Divacup, Cora, Tree Hugger, and New Moon, or period underwear from Thinx, Knix, or TomboyX.
- Lipstick, eye makeup, and most anti-aging creams are bad news bears. Read the book for all his alternative options.
- A new 2022 study in the journal Medicinsk Access demonstrably proves 5g can microwave our cells. First decent study I've seen cited on this.
- Related to the point above, microwaves don't damage your food, but if they're plugged in constantly or used frequently, can damage your body.
- Clothing that is stain-resistant, waterproof, or wrinkle-free tends to be loaded with toxins that get absorbed through the skin. Proceed with caution and try some of the alternatives in the book, including organic cotton only.
- Most Air Conditioning units can create sick building syndrome and churn out toxins. Be careful with them. I use one called “AllerAir” for example, which is safe.
- Switch to “anodized” aluminum if using aluminum foil, or simply food wraps like Earth Hero, Cedar, and Lily Bee.
P.S. Darin is also known as the “Superfood Hunter” and so he also imports the craziest delicious nuts I've ever had called Barukas Nuts. Check 'em out here.
Unleash Your Feet: My New Favorite Minimalist Shoe
As you might know, I have been an avid supporter of foot wellness and the barefoot or minimalist footwear movement since the idea of “barefoot running” became popular.
While there are more and more companies getting on board with minimalist footwear, I recently came across one that offers a unique take on it: Peluva – created by my friend and ancestral health icon Mark Sisson.
You might have seen me wearing this funky little shoe from time to time, as its distinct splayed-toe style is hard to miss. Peluva has several different styles and colors to choose from, appropriate for almost any occasion, from the gym to hiking, to the workplace, or even going out on the town. They've certainly earned a special place in my minimalist shoe collection.
The team at Peluva has reinvented minimalist footwear by combining innovative design that merges comfort, function, and style, enabling you to regain your innate movement and promote a stronger, healthier physique with each stride. This is especially important for my readers who may struggle with their feet in regard to pain and much-needed arch support.
After two years of prototyping, Peluva has built a dream shoe that delivers all three crucial criteria: comfort, function, and style. Their integrative design optimizes your movement to keep it natural, simple, and foundational—to let your feet be feet.
Mark and Kyle Sisson, the father-son co-founders of Peluva, have an extensive background in health and fitness. Some of you may recall that Mark has been a guest on my podcast episode, “The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever.” The road to Peluva began almost 40 years ago when Mark began his transformation from an elite endurance athlete to a world-renowned health and fitness investigator.
Peluva shoes are a fantastic addition to any minimalist shoe enthusiast's collection. Give them a try and experience the innovative design and comfort that they bring to the table.
You can check out Peluva's shoes on their website right now and use code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off your order. Your feet will thank you later!
Podcasts I Was Recently Featured On
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!
I was also on Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast talking about the importance of faith and family legacy.
Click here to watch the podcast episode!
A Quick Little “By The Way” For Mother's Day
I posted my annual Mother's Day gift guide this past week…
…so be sure to check it out for all things health and wellness for your mom or mother figure on her special day!
Read it here.
Let's Train Together!
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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.
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Product Of The Week
::: Unlock Your Metabolic Health With Levels :::
Monitoring your glucose levels is, hands down, one of the best ways to understand how your food and lifestyle choices are affecting your health.
I’ve personally discovered some pretty crazy things via my own blood glucose monitoring…
… like how cold showers are one of the best things to do before I go to a steakhouse…
…why green beans are actually bad for me but good for other people…
… how checking email the wrong way can make me metabolically “sicker”…
… and a whole lot more that I would never have known unless I actually had a peek inside my body‘s blood glucose levels.
See, you now know that poor glucose levels are one of the leading factors in many diseases including obesity, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, Alzheimer's, heart disease, stroke, and more.
However, the traditional route of pricking your finger with a tiny needle multiple times a day is not only uncomfortable and inconvenient, it also only gives you a small snapshot in time of your blood glucose—you're simply not getting a full picture of how your body is responding to sleep, exercise, or stress throughout the day.
That's where a company called Levels comes in.
Levels makes it effortless for me to understand in real-time whether the foods I’m eating or anything else I’m doing has a positive or negative effect on my health, energy, sleep, waistline, or anything else that is intimately related to blood sugar.
The Levels Membership provides unparalleled access to continuous glucose monitoring, at-home blood testing, and expert coaching to help members improve their health and metabolic fitness.
Levels also has an app that interprets your data for you, scores your meal and lifestyle choices, and allows you to run experiments across different inputs like diet, exercise, and recovery techniques. As a self-proclaimed tech geek, I appreciate that the Levels app goes way beyond most companion apps for continuous glucose monitors.
In the short term, I’m optimizing for energy levels during the day, mental clarity, and controlling my weight. In the long term, I’m considering the many chronic diseases that are directly linked to glucose control including diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer's.
Until I was a Levels member, I thought I understood my metabolic health pretty well. I definitely didn't expect steak and green beans to be on the list of foods that spike my blood sugar…but they were. That’s because your body's glucose response to food is highly individual, so there's no way to know until you test.
Heck, I hadn’t even discovered that if I do slow and easy breathing while checking emails versus giving myself “email apnea” by holding my breath while checking emails actually has a profound impact on my blood glucose levels and post-email-checking energy.
…for a limited time, Levels is offering my audience two additional free months on your annual Levels Membership when you use my link here. Start measuring how food is affecting your health in real-time by checking out Levels today.
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.
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 pu[email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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