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!
This mouthwatering carnivore-esque food porn is a glimpse of a biohacked—and more importantly—a time-hacked recipe for the most delicious baby back ribs. I used many of the same biohacking and molecular gastronomy techniques that I teach within the pages of the Boundless Cookbook for this recipe.
This unique recipe is an easy way to create melt-in-your-mouth ribs in a fraction of the usual cooking time.
Here's how I prepared these bad boys:
- Trim the silver skin off the back of the ribs. This part is optional, but you’ll get better texture/cook. I get my ribs from US Wellness Meats (save 15% with code BEN).
- Rub them down with your favorite rub. In this case, I used turmeric, sea salt, black pepper, and Ceylon cinnamon.
- After rubbing them down generously, drench them in your favorite sauce—I used Primal Kitchen's dijon mustard and mango jalapeno BBQ sauce—or any other marinade of your choice. (Save 10% on Primal Kitchen with code BEN.)
- Throw them on the Traeger Grill or any smoker to smoke at 165°F (I used the pecan pellets for this one). This step isn't 100% necessary but gives you that authentic grill taste.
- Add bone broth to your pressure cooker, line your smoked ribs on the inside of the pot, and cook for 30 minutes.
- Finish them off by drizzling them with extra sauce, then broiling them in the oven for 5-8 minutes to get perfect caramelization.
And voila!—the most tender baby back ribs—as if I had left them on the grill for over 6 hours, but instead the pressure cooker does it in 30 minutes. Try it and let me know what you think! Also, what’s your favorite kitchen “tool” or time-saving hack these days?
The Wildest Pre-Workout Performance Biohack
Back in July, I told you all about a crazy, cutting-edge technology that allowed me to drink my own (from-a-younger-self) stem cells.
This mind-blowing experiment was a result of a podcast with Anton Fedorendko, the creator of Infopathy. Infopathy is an online platform through which you can download imprints from various substances, allowing you to turn a glass of water into an entirely natural remedy—shifting your brainwaves into states that mimic what pharmaceuticals or supplements would do and stimulating your body's own healing.
A membership to Infopathy allows you access to their entire library, giving you the ability to pick signals that have specific healing properties—there are hundreds of signals that benefit your digestive system, energy production, mental health, and many, many more.
Stem cells—undifferentiated cells capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells—are a powerful repair system for the body. The imprint of the stem cells that I had extracted when I was a sprightly 30-year-old is already available in Infopathy's library to download and drink up. Recently, Anton reached out to me after I posted an Instagram story about my pre-workout mix that went kinda viral. Members had contacted him asking if my formula could be available as a signal, and Anton got to work. This exclusive imprint includes NAT Pure Therapeutic ketones (a keto supplement), Essential Amino Acids, Sodium Bicarbonate, Energizer for Athletes (containing caffeine, green tea, and guarana extract), and Creatine. Now anyone can take advantage of this mix for potent workout-optimizing results.
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Product Of The Week
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My friend Andy Hnilo is lucky to be alive. In 2011, he was struck by two SUVs, suffering multiple severe injuries including major facial swelling, abrasions, and scars.
As a model and actor, Andy's appearance affected his livelihood. He was recommended plenty of products to help heal his skin, but they were laden with chemicals known to disrupt hormones and lead to other negative health consequences.
Determined to avoid toxic ingredients, Andy began to use himself as the subject of his own science experiment, sourcing safe, nutrient-dense ingredients from all over the world and paying close attention to their synergy in various combinations. The result was Alitura—a mineral-rich, superfood regenerative “meal” for the skin.
Soon after a regular regimen of his products, Andy's face was completely healed and he was back on the runway. What started in the kitchen of a studio apartment led to 17 products winning four awards and serving customers in 87 countries a little more than six years later. Considering your skin is your largest organ, it's so important that the products that you use to protect and nourish it are as healthy as the food you eat.
Supplements Revealed (September 14-23, 2021)
In this groundbreaking docuseries about the world of supplements, I'm one of 13 experts discussing the truth about which supplements to take, which to avoid, and how to avoid spending hundreds of dollars on low-quality synthetics. Register here for online access to this virtual event airing for a limited time starting on September 14th.
The Gathering (October 7-9, 2021)
Join me, my wife, Jessa, and a small number of elite CEOs and entrepreneurs for three days of mitochondrial optimization, biohacking, fitness training, five-star organic meals, and authentic human connection in Austin, TX. This will be my 6th time attending The Gathering at RUNGA, the event that I consider to be the most exclusive, comprehensive, and restorative wellness retreat on the entire planet. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering this October.
Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021)
I'll be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt.
Keep up on all of my LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Introducing My New Training Program!
This week, I announced I will be launching my new training program, Boundless, exclusively on the Ladder app. With my program, I will provide you with my own personal training plan every week, including 5 Tabata/bodyweight sessions, 1 active recovery session, and 1 day dedicated to “biohacking.”
This is the next best thing to training with me in person and at an incredible rate. In addition to programming, you’ll get access to a community of individuals who will also help hold you accountable.
So no more guessing. No more planning. No more excuses. Boundless will take care of all of that for you. We begin training together as a team on Monday, September 20th. To secure your spot, join my waitlist and you’ll get your first week of training FREE.
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: Kion Flex
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- 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.
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*The FDA hasn't evaluated these statements. Kion products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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