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!
In no particular order of importance, the eight factors are:
The absence of suspicion and resentment. Nursing a grudge was a major factor in unhappiness.
Not living in the past. An unwholesome preoccupation with old mistakes and failures leads to depression.
Not wasting time and energy fighting conditions you cannot change. Cooperate with life, instead of trying to run away from it.
Force yourself to stay involved with the living world. Resist the temptation to withdraw and become reclusive during periods of emotional stress.
Refuse to indulge in self-pity when life hands you a raw deal. Accept the fact that nobody gets through life without some sorrow and misfortune.
Cultivate the old-fashioned virtues—love, humor, compassion, and loyalty.
Do not expect too much of yourself. When there is too wide a gap between self-expectation and your ability to meet the goals you have set, feelings of inadequacy are inevitable.
Find something bigger than yourself to believe in. Self-centered egotistical people score lowest on any test for measuring happiness.
What do you think? Would you add anything? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and keep this helpful infographic on hand or print it as a wall poster if you want to keep these happiness factors top of mind.
My Newest Nutrition-On-The-Go Infatuation: “Keto Bricks”
After pondering what kind of fuel (besides eating grilled meat back at camp after long days of hunting) I wanted to use to support my body for a recent week-long New Mexico elk hunt with tons of aerobic walking, hiking, and carrying, I decided to try an experiment. After hearing from several folks in the keto sector (most notably my friend Dominic D’ Agostino) about these newfangled nutrition bars called “Keto Bricks,” I decided I’d take the plunge and actually try to sustain myself purely on Keto Bricks and meat for my hunt.
I was blown away by the totally stable energy levels and satiating nature of this approach, along with really good gut stability. So what are Keto Bricks? Essentially, they are a high-calorie meal replacement “brick” (think of an energy bar you know of, then quadruple the size). They are 1,000 calories each, so obviously created for adventures and hefty activity days for which you want tons of calories but barely any carbohydrates (roughly 90g Fat, 30g Protein, and 14g TOTAL, not net, Carbs!.
The ingredient profile is impressive. Here are the ingredients of what I found to be my favorite flavor (Mocha):
Raw organic cacao butter, plant-based protein powder (pea protein isolate, organic brown rice protein concentrate, natural chocolate mocha flavor, cocoa, stevia leaf extract, gum blend (konjac gum, guar gum, and tara gum), organic sacha inchi, sea salt, monk fruit extract, and digest-all (a vegan enzyme blend)), MCT powder (MCT oil, acacia fiber), organic golden flaxseed meal, raw organic fermented cacao nibs, ground coffee beans, ancient sea salt.
Every other flavor was actually really, really tasty. Like…addictively flavorful—despite no allulose, erythritol, or any other potentially gut-bloating sweetener. Here are all the other flavors (Peanut Butter is also amazing, btw): Chocolate Malt, Coconut Cream, Cookies & Cream Crunch, Peanut Butter, and Toasted Almond Coconut.
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September 26-28: Brain Biohacking Summit, Lexington, KY & Online. Join me at the Kentucky Castle—along with super-special guests such as one of the godfathers of plant medicine, Jim Fadiman; top regenerative medicine doc, Dr. Matt Cook; decorated Crossfit champ, Julie Foucher; herbalist, medicine maker, and wildcrafter, Andrew Ozinskas; my own personal mentor (top secret, unnamed person I’ve been working with for two years); and more—for an unforgettable weekend filled with:
Cold/hot thermogenesis training and use of sauna, cryotherapy unit, and ice bath at the castle…
Wild food foraging and wild herb foraging in the forest followed by a scrumptious, mouth-watering post-foraging feast…
Daily yoga, meditation, and gratitude sessions…
Full breathwork session followed by an immersion in holotropic breathwork (a life-changing experience if you’ve never done it!)…
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