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Welcome! Your life optimization journey starts here and now. I'm stoked for you to take these steps toward living your most fulfilling, adventurous, joy-filled life. But before you get started, here's some helpful info…

    1. Who is Ben Greenfield?
    2. Who is Ben Greenfield Life for?
    3. What are some of the best articles to read first?
    4. Where can I listen to Ben's podcast?
    5. Which of Ben's books should I read first?
    6. Where can I find Ben's recommended supplements, products, etc?
    7. How can I support the site?
    8. What other cool things can I find on this site?
    9. How can I connect with Ben?

1. Who is Ben Greenfield?

Hey, I’m Ben Greenfield, and welcome to my site. 

I’m a human performance consultant, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of 17 books, including the widely popular titles Beyond Training, Boundless, Fit Soul, Spiritual Disciplines Journal, the Boundless Cookbook and Endure.

I’ve been a college athlete, bodybuilder, 13-time Ironman triathlete, professional obstacle course racer,  and voted by the NSCA as America’s top Personal Trainer and selected by Greatist as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness.

Most importantly, I’m a husband and father. I live In Spokane, Washington with my wife, Jessa, and our twin boys, River and Terran, where I enjoy worshiping God and praising Christ, swinging kettlebells, playing guitar, spearfishing, plant foraging, and cooking delicious feasts for my family.

My hope is that Ben Greenfield Life becomes your trusted source of information that will provide you with an outside-the-box approach to discovering health, happiness, and hope–all with a holistic approach that blends the body, the mind, and the spirit while bringing about lasting results and fulfillment so that you can live your best, most impactful life. You can learn more about me here.

2. Who is Ben Greenfield Life For?

This site is for anyone who wants to live a bold, purposeful, and adventurous life filled with health, happiness, and love.

Do any of the following describe you? 

  • You want to finally get this whole “health and fitness” thing figured out, but you don’t know where to start, and you just want someone who knows the terrain to show you the way.
  • You feel tired and weak, and maybe even unmotivated, and you are ready to start experiencing more energy and drive in your life than you ever thought possible
  • You are seeking more purpose, depth, and spiritual fulfillment to infuse every aspect of your being.
  • You already have some knowledge about health, fitness, and the optimization of your whole self, but you are ready to hit the upper echelon, and you want the insider’s scoop on the latest and greatest biohacks, research, and unconventional approaches to health. 

If any of this sounds like you, then read on, and check out some of the resources below for achieving full optimization of your mind, body, and spirit.

3. Best Articles to Start With

You can find hundreds of articles on this site, on everything from strength training to Keto diets to prayer. However, if you’re not sure where to start, I’d recommend some of my most popular and foundational articles below.

Nutrition and Diet

Fitness and Performance 

Longevity and Anti-Aging

Sleep and Recovery

Brain and Biohacking 

Spirituality, Meaning, and Purpose

4. Ben Greenfield Life Podcast

The Ben Greenfield Life podcast has millions of downloads and is often ranked as one of the top health podcasts in the world. 

Each week, I release two new episodes in which I interview some of the world’s foremost experts on health, happiness, and human performance, from Tony Robbins to the Ice Man Wim Hof.

You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever podcasts are found.

To peruse all the previous podcast episodes, click here

5. My Books

While I’ve written several books, I recommend starting with my New York Times bestsellers Boundless and Beyond Training, as well as Fit Soul

Click here to see all my books.

6. Ben Recommends

For a complete, categorized list of my recommendations for supplements, lab tests, water, travel, books, courses, and more, check out Ben Recommends right here. . If you’re looking for premium, top-shelf supplements, organic coffee, or quality health foods, you can also check out the company I founded, Kion.

7. How Can I Support Ben Greenfield Life?

Thanks for your desire to support my mission to help others discover health, happiness, and hope so that they can live their best, most impactful life.

To support non-financially:

  • First, be sure you are signed up for my newsletter. Just go to the top of any page on this site, and enter your email.
  • Second, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Gettr, and YouTube.
  • Third, read this site, learn from it, and implement it in your life. Then pass on the knowledge to those you care about.
  • Finally, if a specific article, podcast, or newsletter speaks to you, please send it to a friend or loved one!

To support financially:

  • Check out Kion, the company that I co-founded. Kion has research-backed formulas made with the cleanest ingredients from science and nature. These are supplements and functional foods that I help to craft and personally use on a daily basis for optimal health and performance.

Shop for a variety of health products using Ben Recommends.

8. What Other Cool Things Are On The Site?

Looking to work with me? I offer a variety of coaching packages and plans for individuals all over the world to optimize their health, longevity, and performance. Areas of expertise include anti-aging, fat loss, gut health, cognitive enhancement, better sleep, hormone balance, athletic performance, parenting, relationships, nootropics, and overall wellness for achieving the life you’ve always dreamed of. 

Looking for speaking or corporate programs? I speak at events around the world and in addition to presenting multi-day conferences in global hotspots such as Sweden, Finland, Dubai, London, and Thailand, I’ve been a keynote lecturer at private financial and corporate events, the Hawaii Ironman World Championships Medical Conference, Biohacker’s Summits, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Academy of Regenerative Practices, The Ancestral Health Symposium, and many more.

9. Connect With Me

Connect with me on social for daily quick tips, cool contests, special offers, and more on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Gettr, and YouTube.

Additionally, if you’re not already signed up for my newsletter, be sure to join and you’ll get notified of the latest posts and podcasts, plus some exclusive goodies for newsletter subscribers. Just go to the top of any page on this site, and enter your email.

If you’re looking to contact me with a podcast question, speaking request, or related question, here is a list of the ways to do that.

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Congrats, you made it all the way though! I’m grateful that you are here, and I hope this site and these resources serve you well. 

To your health,

Ben Greenfield

8 thoughts on “Start Here: Who Is Ben Greenfield?

  1. paul king says:

    would like to try your product on 70 yr old strke patient

  2. Relly1932 says:

    interesting post :)

  3. Zach says:

    Not sure if this is the right location to ask a question for the podcast. Anyways, Any new advice for reversing hair loss or slowing the process down? I have listened to your poscast on hairloss and have tried all your recommendations – iodine, vitamin D, eliminating grains/sugar, reducing stress. My blood work came back with optimal levels of hormones, vitamins, etc. I have a difficult time accepting “genetics” as the root cause. The real question is “what is igniting the issue?”


    1. The best way to ask a question for the podcast is to go to and ask it via audio.

      1. Asansaver says:

        Hey Ben

        I tried to use speak pipe but I couldn't hear my "replay" so I didn't send (without a sound check). So, I hope you receive this well. My name is Andrew Sansaver and I am writing because I have 5 year old son who has had a diagnosis of Autism since the age of 2. We have been with an integrative medicine practitioner for 3 years now and have made some good strides but we feel that there is still something more we can do. Lucas is up to approximately 40 supplements and we are starting to feel like this is not only financially unsustainable but also doesn't feel natural, and it has been taking a tremendous toll on our family over the past three years. I have been wondering if you would have a recommendation? The practitioner we see specializes in Methylation as well as Mitochondrial dysfunction. We have done multiple OAT tests,Genova stool samples, and other testing as well as the supplements twice a day for past three years. We have been on two separate gut protocols because the overgrown occurred a second time. I cannot help but be concerned about doing the right thing, and giving Lucas the best chance possible. We have spent thousands (and we are not rich) on him and will spend more if we have to but I want to make sure I am giving him the best chance. We have a 7 year old and a 1 year old daughter as well and this is all taking a toll on them. Please let me know if you feel that we are in the right place. We live in Northern California about an hour east of San Francisco. I listen to Kresser and Dr. Rucio, Aspery and Mutzel. I really appreciate your passion and played college athletics so I admire your competitive sense of life as well as your curiosity for making yourself and those around you better. Any help you could offer would be amazing.

        Thank you




        1. This would be an excellent question for the podcast. Can you please try again? Try and keep the question under 45 seconds and don't worry about the 'replay' or sound check, we can edit!

  4. dave says:

    Hi Ben- a quick question. I just listened to the audio with Samal (?) And I am impressed with his training regimen. Ten to 12 hours a week is great. I did a full I’M in 2011 and got burned out with the traditional training. I am doing a half in 2015. Before i buy beyond training-does it go oVer minimalist training plans or how to create them? I want to have fun on the 70.3 and not take away from the family with training.



    1. Hell yes. A TON of minimalist training advice is in the book. Lots of sample stuff over at is also a good plan.

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