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May 31, 2013

In this "The Naked Truth" episode with Jessa Greenfield, you'll get access to tons of dirty little secrets, like:

-What are Ben's biggest diet cheats?

-How does Jessa cope raising two "ultra-healthy" kids?

-What it's like living with a podcaster who sits around in his underwear?

-Does Jessa take supplements?

-What are the most annoying things about Ben?

-Does Jessa have to deal with annoying issues like PMS and migraines, and if so, how does she do it?

-When Ben and Jessa guys cheat on their diet, how much and what cheats? Do they then go extra hard the next day? How do they eat at friends' parties/houses?

-If Jessa nursed did her diet look differently then?

-Does Jessa think Superhuman is all silliness?

May 29, 2013

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May 29, 2013 Podcast: Should you exercise during cold thermogenesis, how to use D-Ribose, what is a withings scale, how to turn off pain, should you run if you have epilepsy, what is a bad heart rate variability score, and an absolutely heart-melting finish...

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May 30 USAT Webinar with Ben Greenfield: Balancing Work, Life & Triathlon - Discover from coach, athlete and family-man Ben Greenfield how to merge your love for the sport of triathlon with family, social obligations, friends, hobbies and other activities - without sacrificing your training or multisport success! You'll get the proper strategies, tips and tricks to help both you, as well as any athletes or clients you coach, properly balance time and training.
- Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
- Event Date: May 30, 2013
- Start Time: 2:00 PM Pacific

Ben is speaking in Sacramento on June 1 - at an event called a "Health and Wellness Celebration!". Come and join in Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT). Exact location is in Folsom, CA.

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2013 Thailand Triathlon Adventure with Ben Greenfield - details at pacificfit.net. Now including the pre-camp: It's a "high end" triathlon training resort. Brand new facilities - check 'em out! We're going to do coached sessions every day. It won't be hardcore training as much as a focus on learning about nutrition, training, fitness, and how to "get the edge" in endurance, life and health!

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Ben Greenfield Fitness Top Hits, Vol. 1If you're looking for a topic we covered in the past - we have released the Ben Greenfield Fitness Top Hits, Vol. 1. Including:
1. The Benefits of Fish vs. Fish Oil
2. The Best Ways to Stop Hair Loss
3. Increase Your Hematocrit & Oxygen Levels
4. Strengthen Your Immune System & Shorten the Duration of a Cold
5. Top 10 Ways to Boost Libido
6. Get Rid of Migraines Naturally
7. Become a Curvaceous, Lean, Ripped Female Athlete Without Destroying Your Health
8. Stop Side Stitches as Fast as Possible
9. Is It Possible for a Vegan to Be a Healthy Endurance Athlete
10. How Much Water Do You Really Need to Drink Each Day
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Casey @ 00:27:35
He had an idea to combine cold thermogenesis with the Litvinov Training Protocol. He wants to substitute a 400m swim in icy water for the run. Are there any health issues involved? Will his heart explode in the middle of the swim?

Ribose @ 00:35:41
He is taking D-Ribose from Now Products and is wondering about dosage (the website says to take 1.5 level teaspoon prior to exercise and more if you are a serious athlete). How does he know how much to take and if he takes too much, what might happen?

~ In my response, I mention www.X2Performance.com and the code GREENFIELD $10 off every case.

Eric @ 00:41:37
Has been watching the Superhuman Conference on DVD and is wondering what the scale is that Ray Cronise mentions during his talk. It measures RMR and might be called the Y-Rain scale? What is it and how does it work?

~ In my response, I mention the Withings scale and the Superhuman DVD's for $27.

Michael @ 00:45:47
He is a combat rescue helicopter pilot and has a herniated disc. He is being treated with ART, Dry Needling and decompression/manipulation. He is doing a 100miler in September and IM Florida in November and is wondering what he can do on his own to get through it. Pain's not bad - he is still able to run, bike and lift. It hurts most when he sits for long periods of time.

~ In my response, I recommend Michael listen to episode 224 for compression belt information and also to episode 235 for nerve pain tips where in my recommendation for pain management to JD, I recommend: A whole food antioxidant that includes vitamin B, D, E and wild plant derivatives, such as LifeShotz. High omega 3 fatty acids and GLA intake, including borage oil, Natural painkillers from something like phenocane, High magnesium intake, A zinc supplement, and Glutathione. I also recommend episode 138 on how to stop chronic pain. I mention Lifeworks Wellness Center and also regenadisc and stem cell therapy: www.recytecorp.com and www.swisscelergen.com. And lastly, neurolinguistic programming with Andy Murphy.

Steph @ 00:58:44
She is wondering if there are any concerns around nutrition or exertion while training for a marathon with epilepsy.

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John @ 01:03:08
Would like you to explain Garmin's "Training Effect", if you can. He gets very strange and confusing readings. Also, he would like to know if a score of 60 is really bad from the SweetBeat HRV app? Does it really depend on the individual or should he be working on getting it higher?

~ In my response, I recommend listening to this heart rate variability interview.

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May 25, 2013

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Meet Aubrey Marcus (pictured above). Aubrey calls himself a "warrior poet". I first met Aubrey at Dave Asprey's "Biohack Your Life" event. He was born in Southern California in 1981, the son of a futures trader and professional tennis player. He went on to graduate magna cum laude from University of Richmond in 2004, with a double major [...]

The post The Zen Of Being A Warrior Poet - How To Dominate Your Physical And Mental Performance appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.

May 22, 2013

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Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. May 22, 2013 Podcast: How does exercise affect sleep, how fast can cholesterol go down, is freezing raw milk bad, what's the best way to run stairs, what is the best standing desk, and why is your big toe important? Have a podcast question for Ben? [...]

The post #241: Should You Exercise Before Sleep, What Is The Best Standing Desk, Why Your Big Toe Is Important And More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.

May 14, 2013

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In this special podcast episode, I wear my sexiest pajamas ever and do a live sex, libido and hormones Q&A as part of the celebration of SexyBack Summit week. Video and audio playback is available right here on this page, and you can leave your follow-up questions below this post! Video: Audio: Questions I answer [...]

The post Sex, Libido & Hormones Q&A - A Special Podcast Episode For Mature Audiences Only. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.

May 12, 2013

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Well, we already shattered the fitness paradigm and talked about sex for much of this week (specifically the "Sexy Back Summit" and my infamous "Sexy-Time Shake Video"). So why don't we just keep on breaking the rules, and talk about money too? Here's why: I've been getting lots of questions from you about how I personally [...]

The post How Does Ben Greenfield Actually Make A Living On The Internet? appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.

May 9, 2013

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Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. May 9th, 2013 Podcast: Nerve pain while running, natural remedies for rosacea, how to lose fat as fast as possible, how to get rid of adrenal fatigue, how to get rid of a peroneus injury, and how to absorb more protein from a protein [...]

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May 6, 2013

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A few weeks ago, I experienced a personal revelation. A revelation that has totally changed my workouts and the way I feel when I'm exercising. And it all comes down to breathing. Do you know how to breathe the right way when you're working out? It may seem trivial, but learned how to breathe properly [...]

The post The Zen of "The Zone" - How To Breathe The Right Way When You're Working Out. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.

May 1, 2013

Apr 30, 2013 Podcast: Is too much nut butter bad for you, why you wake up during the night, how to get rid of food cravings, do collagen supplements work, natural remedies for seasonal allergies, and are there exercise benefits to alcohol?

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Ben Greenfield Fitness Top Hits, Vol. 1If you're looking for a topic we covered in the past - we have released the Ben Greenfield Fitness Top Hits, Vol. 1. Including: 1. The Benefits of Fish vs. Fish Oil 2. The Best Ways to Stop Hair Loss 3. Increase Your Hematocrit & Oxygen Levels 4. Strengthen Your Immune System & Shorten the Duration of a Cold 5. Top 10 Ways to Boost Libido 6. Get Rid of Migraines Naturally 7. Become a Curvaceous, Lean, Ripped Female Athlete Without Destroying Your Health 8. Stop Side Stitches as Fast as Possible 9. Is It Possible for a Vegan to Be a Healthy Endurance Athlete 10. How Much Water Do You Really Need to Drink Each Day

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Essentials of Triathlon Workshop with Ben Greenfield - Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Stamford, Connecticut. In this private clinic you’ll discover everything you need to know about how to maximize your triathlon success, including Ben’s top secrets, tips and tricks to save time, get the most bang-for-your-training buck, and ensure your body, health and hormones are optimized for endurance. Location: Stamford, Connecticut. - Hour 1: Essentials of Triathlon Fueling + Nutrition Q&A - Hour 2: Essentials of Triathlon Training + Workout Q&A Registration: May 1-17: $50, At-Door Registration: $60. Reserve your spot now. Space is limited! -----------------------------------------------------

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Nutbutter says @ 00:19:28 She is a 20-something year old vegan distance runner who is wondering what role you think nut butters play in the diet of a vegan athlete. Lately she has been over-eating the Whole Foods brand cashew butter (that contains safflower oil). Do you think nut butter is necessary for a vegan athlete's nutrition? How healthy do you consider them to be?

~ In my response, I mention raw, organic nut butter.

Overactive Bladder says @ 00:27:31 She will brush her teeth, go pee and head to bed but after about 15 minutes she has to get up and pee again. Then she will wake up again in 3-4 hours and have to pee again. She had a cross-country running coach that told her "if you're not waking up in the night needing to go to the bathroom, you're not hydrated enough" and she things maybe that stuck with her. She drinks a lot of water, spaced out during the day, not specifically before bed and never has this type of urgency during the day.

~ In my response, I mention these sleep resources: Sleep Pack, Sleep Add-Ons, Sleep Gear.

Jeremy says @ 00:35:52 When he eats, he tries to get in a good amount of fats, protein and carbs - for good nutrition - but as soon as he finishes eating, and onward between meals, he is always craving all types of food. Sugary or salty. And he usually gives in to the cravings. He takes Chromium but that only helps with the sugar cravings.

~ In my response, I mention Metametrix ION profile for micronutrient testing, Is being hungry bad, and also the follow helpful carb craving resources: -VIDEO: 5 Powerful Calorie Control Tricks To Help You Eat Less Food. -VIDEO: 5 Ways To Suppress Your Appetite Without Taking Any Special Pills or Capsules. -PODCAST: How To Stop Carbohydrate Cravings In Their Tracks. -PODCAST: Inner Circle Free Episode: How To Stop Sugar & Carbohydrate Cravings In Their Tracks. -ARTICLE: A Simple Six-Step System for Eliminating Food Cravings. -ARTICLE: How To Fight Candy Cravings.

Steven asks @ 00:45:28 He would like to know more about collagen supplements for joints and ligaments - specifically Type 2 Collagen. What do the studies say about it being absorbed? Is it helpful? How regularly do you need to take it? He is 49 and he likes working out. He is hoping this will help with overall tendon and ligament strength.

~ In my response, I mention Capraflex, also bioactive collagen peptides, and great lakes gelatin.

Tom says @ 00:49:33 Every memorial day weekend he does a camping trip near a river and the pollen and mold kills his allergies. His nose gets congested and his eyes water. He has tried over the counter remedies but those don't mix well with adult beverages (put him down for the count). What would you recommend he do.

~ I recommend magnesium, vitamin C, and this podcast with Dr. David Minkoff on kids, asthma and allergies.

Brandon asks @ 00:55:18 I recently started brewing beer at home, and wanted to know if there are any health benefits to non pasteurized brew. On the same note, I lift weights regularly and have heard alcohol is detrimental to muscle hypertrophy. I don't drink every day and when I do it's usually only one or two beers.

And don't forget to go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/love !

Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!

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