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Jul 26, 2013

July 25, 2013 Podcast: Is Resveratrol Really Bad For You, The Shocking Ingredients in Beer, Debunking The Magic of Vitamins And Supplements, How To Use Activated Charcoal, SweetBeat vs. InnerPeace, Is Your pH Too Low, The Difference Between TianChi and Inner Peace, What Are Isotonic Supplements, Are Male Pattern Baldness Drugs Healthy?

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, edited and sometimes read by Brock, the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast "sidekick".

How To Use Activated Charcoal

Heather says @ 00:30:20 She would like to know more about using charcoal to mitigate the damage caused by conventional meat and/or alcohol. Is it possible to take too much or take it too often? How does it know to only bind to toxins? Can it bind to good stuff as well? ~ In my response, I mention taking activated charcoal called CharcoCaps prior to any meals that contain potential toxins, such as meat, animal products from unknown sources, foods that tend to give you gas, etc.

SweetBeat vs. InnerPeace

Clay says @ 00:36:49 Can you compare and contrast the Sweetbeat app and Heartmath's Inner Balanceapp? Is one better than the other? Which should he use?

Is Your pH Too Low?

Keith says @ 00:41:30 He is using litmus strips to test his PH and is wondering if 6.4 is too low. Is there any optimal level and should he be trying to raise his level? ~ In my reply I mention this interview with Dr. Ted Morter on pH diet.

The Difference Between TianChi and Inner Peace

Craig says @ 00:49:45 He would like to know the difference between TianChi and Inner Peace. He is taking both and is wondering if that is necessary or should he just take one?

What Are Isotonic Supplements?

Erin says @ 00:58:41She is a registered dietitian who works in functional medicine and is wondering what you think of the Isotonic Supplements. She believes in a whole diet but is wondering if this might be of help to her clients.

Are Male Pattern Baldness Drugs Healthy?

John says @ 01:06:31 He took Propecia every day for 9 years until he found out that he had low testosterone and estradiol. He stopped taking it 2 years ago but is still concerned that he will have ongoing issues. Is there anything he should be doing to mitigate the damage Propecia caused. ~ In my response I mention: -Vitamin D3 (ideally test first) ~ 35IU/lb -Fish oil – 2-5g/day + cod liver oil, 1-2T/day -Magnesium (500-1000mg/day) -Brazil nuts (selenium) – 5-6/day (get raw from health food store and keep frozen) -Grass fed beef – several 6-8oz servings/week -If you do not eat shellfish or use zinc regularly, also include 2-4 Prostelan capsules per day (5 Alpha Reductase inhibitor + Zinc) And then use either: -D-Aspartic Acid – 3g/day (approx 1 teaspoon) combined with Myomin (aromatase inhibitor) – 1000-1500mg/day OR -5 day on/2 day off of herbal blend of tribulis, maca, nettle, fenugreek (recommend RenewMale, Aggressive Strength, or Onnit T+)

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