August 5, 2022
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!
How To Earth/Ground Any Of Your Existing Shoes
Do you feel healthier and happier when you're barefoot in the grass or at the beach?
There's solid science behind why.
Human beings are inherently designed to be in tune with the earth's frequency, and thus the best footwear is no footwear so that you can remain connected to the ground beneath you. However, it may not always be practical—and for certain activities, like trail running, it may be dangerous—to ditch your current shoe setup.
But a company called Erthe360 has solved this problem by developing grounding straps that allow voltage to flow from your body to the ground. You don't have to buy new shoes. You just strap them right around your existing shoes. The layers are superconductive, containing large contact points suitable for all surfaces. This means that these straps now contain a thermo-flex layer, so the tabs mold tightly to the sole of your shoe. They’re also double layered for even more durability.
Connecting to the earth through grounding can bring a host of health benefits I discuss in this podcast, including:
- A reduction in white blood cells and increase in red blood cells (better immunity)
- An increase antioxidants
- Reduction in inflammation
- Improved sleep
- …and much more.
For around $35, this is honestly one of the simplest, least expensive health hacks you can implement in your daily life. I've got three straps now on three different pairs of shoes, and can now get the benefits of walking barefoot, anywhere.
Click here to get your hands (and your feet ;) on a pair of grounding straps from Erthe360.
The Super Sharp (& Still Super Safe) Knife I'll Be Hunting With This Year
When you're looking for a knife, the two most important elements to consider are functionality and safety.
Unfortunately, many knives out there are sharp and versatile, but not that safe, or vice versa. I just got my hands on a brand-new Gasper 4 Knife from Rewild Gear, and this thing more than meets my high standards.
The Gasper 4 is made with an advanced type of super steel called “S35VN.” This steel is ideal for the wilderness because it's exceptionally resistant to corrosion, yet it will hold an edge longer than most types of steel. The 4-inch drop point blade is crafted with a flat grind for versatility, with an extended blade belly for skinning game. There's also a combined nutcracker pommel and glassbreaker with a lanyard hole. And, if you're old-school and want to start fires with your knife (or, you've never thought of it and want to give it a go), you can do that with the cutout ferro rod striker notch on the blade spine.
Most importantly, you need to have peace of mind when you're working with a knife. The Gasper 4 is designed to model the shape of your hand, so you're not going to cut yourself. The comfort-safe handle also won't cause hotspots or blisters after long use. It's made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty, which you shouldn't need to use because really all you need to do for maintenance is dry it off before putting it back in the sheath. I can't wait to put this knife to field dressing work when I hunt this year.
Click here to learn more about the Gasper 4 Knife and get 10% off, too.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
Everything You Need To Know About Healing Your Gut, Mood, Energy, Libido & Sleep With A Little Known Bacterial Strain (& An Amazing DIY Yogurt Recipe!) With Dr. William Davis, Author of Super Gut.
This episode was brought to you by Masszymes, Inside Tracker, Organifi Red Juice (code BENG20), Joy Mode, Ketone IQ by HVMN (code BENG), and Runga.
Sleep Genetics (& 3 Ways To Crush A Good Night Of Sleep), Why You Get Depressed When You Get Bored, Personalized Exercise & Diet Based on Genetics & Much More With Kashif Khan Of The DNA Company.
This episode was brought to you by Essentia, Timeline Nutrition (code BEN), Kion Aminos, and Traeger.
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Articles I Published This Week:
Precepts: Chariots Of Fire, Legacy & Pride, Consequences.
My full article feed and all past archives of my articles are here if you want to check out past articles.
Product Of The Week:
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A staggering 88% of Americans are metabolically unhealthy. Sugar is spiking our insulin, caffeine is overstimulating us, and our quality of life is declining due to obesity and chronic disease. It's time to change the way we power our bodies.
Now, cleaner fuel on the market offers an alternative to stereotypical carbs, fats, and proteins: ketones, specifically via Ketone-IQ️, the latest innovation from metabolic health company H.V.M.N.
Ketone-IQ️ is powered by ketones, a nutritional primitive and highly efficient “super-fuel” for the brain and body. Scientifically proven to support mental clarity, athletic performance, and metabolic health, ketones are 28% more efficient at generating energy than sugar alone—meaning that you can do more with less.
Ketones are usually created when our body is pushed to the limits, is low on glucose, and must convert stored fat into energy. But with Ketone-IQ️, you can experience the magic of ketosis without fasting or restricting carbs, unlocking key physical and cognitive benefits on demand.
I’ve been a big fan of ketones for a long time, especially the H.V.M.N brand, and for good reason. H.V.M.N. is a pioneer in drinkable ketone tech and changed the game with Ketone 1.0, one of the first commercially available ketone esters. Their products are trusted by some of the world's top athletes and military service members, breaking world records and pushing the limits of human performance. Ketone-IQ️ was created through a $6 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense and deep partnerships with some of the top researchers in ketone science. This stuff is literally the definition of cutting edge.
So you can now avoid the insulin spikes, caffeine jitters, and mid-afternoon energy crashes—start fueling with Ketone-IQ️ and feel the difference for yourself. At H.V.M.N., they stand by their products 100%. If you’re not satisfied, your order is free. That’s how much they believe in the power of ketones.
Just click here and use code BENG for 10% off any purchase of Ketone-IQ️.
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Kion Product Of The Week: Introducing Brand New Kion Aminos Flavors
Kion Aminos just added mouth-watering Watermelon and Mango to their already delicious lineup of essential amino acid supplements.
If you aren’t using Kion Aminos yet, it’s time to start.
Check this out: You’ve probably heard that your body is made up of mostly water. What you probably haven't heard is that everything is 50% amino acids.
These building blocks of life are essential for health and fitness. No matter how you like to move—whatever you do to stay fit—amino acids are essential.
This is why Kion Aminos is my fundamental supplement for fitness.
I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery.
Kion Aminos is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, has the highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors.
So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery…you need to get Kion Aminos.
Click here to get your hands on the new, ultra-refreshing Watermelon and Mango Kion Aminos.
Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my new book, Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits for Spiritual Stamina.
This book was written and inspired by my own personal temptations, struggles, and failures, and informed by what I’ve studied and learned along the way.
It’s my deepest wish and prayer that it touches your life and gives you the tools and tactics you need to build your own spiritual stamina, strap on your sword, trust God and experience the peace, love, and joy of His creation.
If Endure 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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