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Feb 26, 2014

Feb 26, 2014 Podcast: Do-It-Yourself Fix For Leg Length Discrepancies, Which Chocolate Is Good For You, Best Ways To Learn More About Health, Exercise and Nutrition, How To Increase Balance, How To Naturally Increase Fertility, and The Best Supplements for Inflammation.

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Skywalker Armstrong, the Podcast "Sidekick".

Do-It-Yourself Fix For Leg Length Discrepancies

Ben asks: He has Short Leg Syndrome and is wondering who to see and what the treatments are for it. His chiropractor just wants to give him lifts.

Which Chocolate Is Good For You?

Bill asks: There is a new Dark Chocolate product out called Zen Evo Dark Chocolate. There are some different options: one with caffeine, one with Vitamin D and one plain. What are your thoughts on this product and dark chocolate in general... he knows that you are a fan!

In my response I recommend: -Use code BEN for 20% discount at Zen Evo Dark Chocolate. -Evolved Eating chocolates and bacon truffles -Organic Cacao Nibs

Best Ways To Learn More About Health, Exercise and Nutrition

Erin asks: She has been listening to the show for 2 years and is always blown away. What do you do on a daily basis to keep up to date with the knowledge to have specific recommendations and the latest studies. How do you prepare for the podcast? Do you get the questions ahead of time and do research or do you just have things on hand to reference? Can you give and specific recommendations for someone who wants to be... more like you?

How To Increase Balance

Michelle asks: She had an acoustic neuroma tumour in her brain. She had surgery in 2001 to debulk the tumour and she lost all hearing and her vestibular nerve on her right side. She knows that her left side compensates for her right side but are the imbalances she has today from the surgery or just regular imbalances? Can she improve them with one legged exercises? She has trouble with one legged balances and has to really focus or grab on to something. Is there anything she can do to improve her balance?

In my response I recommend: -My article on How To Increase Balance -Envi airtubes-Z-Health

How To Naturally Increase Fertility

Mike and Laura asks: They want to have a baby. He is already training for a race and she is wondering if things like riding a bike and taking ice baths will hurt his "swimmers". He wants to know what kind of food or supplements guys can take to help maintain or enhance his fertility. Any other advice for people trying to conceive?

In my response I reccomend: -Dave Asprey's Better Baby Book -Chris Kresser's Healthy Baby Code -Cod Liver Oil (e.g. Superessentials) - 6-8g/day -Vitamin D - 2000IU/day -Whole Foods Vitamin C - 2g/day -Any of the following herbs used regularly:-Red Raspberry Leaf -Nettle Leaf -Dandelion -Alfalfa -Red Clover -Maca -Vitex/Chaste Tree Berry -Folate - 2000-5000mcg/day -Many of the nutrients above are in Fertility Blend for Men and Fertility Blend for Women-Consider progesterone cream WITH testing or sublingual progesterone-Shellfish or a good zinc supplement, best when combined with a B-Vitamin complex -Brazil nuts in the shell

Best Supplements for Inflammation

Rob asks: He is in rehab from coming off his bike last year and it is going well although he is in near constant muscular discomfort. He is avoiding NSAIDS and supplementing with Fish Oil, Magnesium and Tissue Salts. He saw some research that showed CLA had some pretty potent anti inflammatory properties. Have you seen that and do you think it is worth supplementing with?

In my response I recommend: -Phenocane -Capraflex -Injury Pack

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