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The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 3/22-3/28


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!

New Discoveries

The Power of Belief: How Your Thoughts Influence Your Health Outcomes

Beliefs can mold your reality, particularly in the context of your health and performance. 

Don’t believe me? Let’s dive into two eye-opening studies that prove just how powerful belief can be.

The first study aims to answer the question: Can perceived caffeine ingestion improve running performance? This study looked into the placebo effect of caffeine on running abilities. Participants, thinking they had ingested caffeine, showed improved running performance without any actual caffeine intake. Simply believing they should feel more energized and amped up caused them to run better.

This placebo effect didn’t just stop at performance; it extended to maintaining a consistent pacing strategy, proving that the belief in having consumed caffeine could unlock a significant boost in physical output. Imagine shaving off about 5 seconds in a 1500m race, not because of what you consumed, but because of what you believed you consumed. This opens up a whole new avenue in how to perceive and utilize “nutritional” strategies in sports and competition.

Then, there’s the milkshake deception study, which aimed to determine whether beliefs can influence the health effects of food.

All participants in the study consumed the same high-fat/sugar beverage, but their vascular function only worsened when they believed the shake was unhealthy. When misled to think the same shake was low in calories, fat, and sugar, this detrimental effect on vascular function vanished. It’s a stark reminder of how your perception, particularly regarding the healthiness of what you consume, can directly influence physiological responses in your body. 

This study not only highlights the impact of belief on your physical health but also suggests a potential “nocebo effect” in the development of cardiovascular diseases — meaning if you believe your unhealthy habits aren’t that bad, their negative effects are more likely to be reduced.

Both studies underscore a critical message: the narratives you tell yourself about what you consume can shape your biological responses just as powerfully as the actual nutrients in your diet. 

The world you live in is saturated with dietary advice and health information, but it’s crucial to consider not just what you eat or drink but also how you mentally frame these actions. The power of belief, it seems, can be just as potent as the substances themselves.

Interested in learning more about my thoughts on the power of your mindset and the placebo effect? Check out these resources:

21 Ways To Hack Your Brain: A Complete How-To Guide To Enhancing Your Brainpower, Creativity, Focus, Motivation and IQ.
The Top 25 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die (& Ben Greenfield’s Personal Mentor).
Alternatives To Alcohol & Plant Medicine, Growth Through Ayahuasca, A Shower Routine That Grows Your Brain, Is Eating Bugs A Mind-Control Experiment & More With Mike Cernovich.

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Catch the Debut of Hacking Happiness, the New Series I’m Hosting

Behind the scenes, I’ve been helping to create (and host!) a brand new documentary series called Hacking Happiness — a project two years in the making that will redefine how you approach happiness.

Throughout history, the quest for lasting happiness has puzzled experts, philosophers, and seekers alike. And yes, like you, I’ve been on that quest too. My journey has been about more than just physical achievements; it’s been a quest to elevate my baseline of happiness and truly understand what it means to live joyfully.

Join me as I host over 40 world-class experts in happiness, personal development, and biohacking, leading you on a dive deep into the art and science of cultivating joy, well-being, and fulfillment.

To start watching Hacking Happiness, click this link!

Want to double down on maximizing your happiness? I recommend partnering the documentary with “The Joyful Mind: 9 Strategies for Lifelong Happiness,” a FREE eBook full of insights and strategies backed by extensive research and millions of dollars in scientific studies, all aimed at enhancing happiness in the most genuine and lasting ways. You can grab your copy of the book here.

Catch the Replay of My Interview at the Front Row Dads’ Vibrant Health Summit

Last week, I had the honor of participating in the Front Row DadsVibrant Health Summit, an enlightening online event aimed at helping family-oriented men embrace practices that enhance their mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. This summit was all about empowering individuals to better serve their families, businesses, and communities.

If you weren’t able to join us live, don’t worry! You can now watch the replay of my one-hour interview where I delve into transformative practices for the mind, body, and spirit. This is your opportunity to gain valuable insights on how to elevate your health, overall vitality, and presence as a father and a husband.

Transform Your Life and Reach Boundless Success

Are you craving a truly personalized approach to fitness and unwavering accountability to reach your goals?

If so, your search ends today.

Imagine having a team of dedicated expert coaches right by your side, crafting a training plan tailored exclusively for you. We’ll dive deep into your unique goals, aspirations, and challenges to create a roadmap that leads you to success.

My Elite Coaching Program focuses on workouts, biohacking secrets, and nutrition. But it’s not just about workouts and exercises — this comprehensive, holistic journey covers every facet of your well-being, from personalized nutritional advice to cutting-edge biohacking techniques, positioning you at the pinnacle of peak performance. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you surpass your own limits.

My new 16-week program will guide you from information overload to transformation enjoyment.

If you’re ready to banish brain fog and push your energy through the roof, use code ELITE2024 to save 40% off your first month of the Ben Greenfield Elite Coaching program. This exclusive rate is valid through June 30, 2024, so make sure to secure your spot before it’s too late!

I’m Hiring for Multiple Positions!

I’m excited to announce two openings on the BGL team: one for a Content Manager and one for a Social Media Specialist.

The Content Manager will have a pivotal role aimed at steering content creation efforts across various platforms and ensuring the seamless execution of content strategy. If you have experience scheduling and overseeing campaign calendars, analyzing marketing reports, predicting campaign outcomes, and launching promotions and campaigns, this position might be a great fit for you.

The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for executing all BGL marketing activities, including social posting and engagement, social media copywriting, affiliate linking, and creative link updates.

Interested in applying for either position? Then I’d love to hear from you — check out the open roles at BGL here.

Exciting News — My Latest Culinary Creation, Boundless Kitchen, Is Finally Here!

Dive into a unique blend of biohacking and molecular gastronomy with 48 innovative recipes designed for health, longevity, and pure deliciousness. I’m taking you on a wild ride through my kitchen lab, where we’ll explore everything from unconventional tools to fringe superfoods like organ meats and colostrum.

Get ready to expand your cooking skills with dishes ranging from Carrot Cake Blender Waffles to Sous Vide Blueberry Brisket. You’ll not only master techniques like sous vide and air frying but also discover the science of clean eating and the restorative power of food. Get ready to unleash a world of flavor and innovation in your cooking!

Want a copy for your kitchen, or would you like to gift Boundless Kitchen to your friends and family? Order it here.

Podcasts I Recorded This Week: 

The Ultimate Workout Set For Travellers, Energizing Anti-Aging Biohacks, How To Build a Healthy Home From The Ground Up, & Ben’s Top Unasked Question with Kris Gethin.

This episode was brought to you by Beam Minerals (code BEN), JoyMode (code GREENFIELD), Mito Red Light (code BGLIFE), and BioStack Labs.

The Most Important Supplement To Take If You’re On Statins, Plant-Based Compounds That Increase Testosterone & Bone Density, Japanese Anti-Aging Secrets & More With Dr. Barrie Tan.

This episode was brought to you by Organifi, Ned (code GREENFIELD), Ipothecary (code BEN20) Clearlight Sauna (code BEN), and Limitless Life Nootropics (code BEN).

Podcasts I Was Featured On Recently:

Ben Greenfield & Davinia Taylor: The Human Guinea Pigs

How to Use Peptides to Boost Immunity, Heal, Burn Fat, Build Muscle, Increase IQ & Slow Aging

How to Perform at Your Peak During a Chess Game | Ben Greenfield on ChessMood Podcast

Ep. 30 | The Formula for Living Longer with Ben Greenfield

Articles Recently Released About Me:

Biohacking is a term that’s thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really mean? In my recent conversation on the podcast Brave New World with Lord Evgeniy Lebedev, we delve into this topic, exploring how simple lifestyle changes in exercise, diet, and exposure to light can contribute to overall wellness. As we spend a day together, I share insights on biohacking and how you might already be practicing it without even realizing it.

Catch that podcast here or check out this related article, published by The Standard. The article includes a video interview featuring my time with Lord Lebedev and an interview with journalist Will Hosie where I dive deeper into why biohacking and being a human performance enthusiast reflects my desire to fulfill God’s purpose for me.

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Product Of The Week

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Stress is a major player in premature aging and cellular damage, particularly when it’s uncontrolled and caused by sneaky culprits like EMFs (electromagnetic fields that are invisible areas of energy associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of man-made lighting).

But what if I told you there’s a way to not just fight back but to thrive amidst these modern-day stressors?

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Ready to explore how quantum energy can transform your health and slow aging? Dive into the world of Leela Quantum Tech. 

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Upcoming Events:

Health Optimization Summit — London: June 15–16, 2024

The Health Optimization Summit is the ultimate gathering for anyone passionate about biohacking, wellness, and living their best life. Dubbed a must-do event, it promises a transformative weekend filled with the opportunity to meet and learn from over 35 world-class speakers (including yours truly) in nutrition, longevity, mental health, relationships, and more. Learn best-kept secrets, try out the latest high-tech health gadgets, and discover the cleanest supplements and foods on the market. Don’t miss this life-changing weekend — grab your tickets before they’re gone here.

The Longevity Circle Retreat in Croatia — Superyacht Wellness Adventure: Sept 4–10, 2024

Step aboard the ultimate luxury wellness journey: the longevity-focused Superyacht Wellness Adventure, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Croatia from September 4–10, 2024. This exclusive, invite-only event offers an unparalleled experience that blends opulence with the pursuit of wellness, disease prevention, and a long, happy life. With only 10 cabins available, this intimate retreat promises personalized attention and an atmosphere of elite exclusivity. Each day, I will lead 5–6 invigorating workouts, share insights through 1–2 enlightening talks, and engage in organic discussions and Q&A sessions, ensuring a transformative experience. Secure your spot here on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and be part of a select group dedicated to elevating their health.

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Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Amino Acids

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.

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