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Aug 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013 Podcast: How Hollywood Celebrities Can Look So Good, What To Do When You Can't Eat Fresh Food, Anemia From Your Gut, Natural Remedies for H-Pylori, What Is The Clear Skin Diet.

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Ben's official Ironman Canada/ketosis/minimalist training race report - comes out this Monday in a special Premium Podcast.

ONE slot remaining - November 21 to December 4, 2013 Thailand Triathlon Adventure with Ben Greenfield - details at pacificfit.net/thailand. 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!

September 10 to 12, 2013: The Global Business Triathlon Conference is featuring Ben Greenfield as a speaker. Hilton London Metropole, London, UK - Join us for the premier global gathering of leaders of the triathlon business community. Enjoy three days of learning, networking and fun at the newly renovated Hilton London Metropole, conveniently located near the ITU World Championship activities in Hyde Park. Here is a link to the Facebook page for the London meetup with Ben Greenfield.

February 6 to March 6, 2014: Want to get into the Perfect Health Diet retreat in Austin, Texas? Click here for all details. Ben Greenfield will be presenting at the Feb 6-Mar 6 retreat.

If 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 And of course, this week's top iTunes review gets a care package straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win one:

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Listener Q&A:

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

How Hollywood Celebrities Can Look So Good

Louis asks @ 00:25:51 I have been seeing a lot of articles talking about Hollywood actors that have been able to get into amazing shape for their roles and have done so by working out 2-3 hours a day, 6 days a week. This seems to violate the rule of allowing for adequate recovery time and "over training", yet it seems like it's working for them judging by the results. So what gives? Is the importance of recovery time overstated or are these guys all using PED's to get into shape fast? ~ In my reply, I mention the body-typing fitness book at http://www.GetFitGuy.com

What To Do When You Can't Eat Fresh Food

Dom says @ 00:35:14 He normally eats lots of fresh food but his work is taking him away for 8 weeks to a place where all the food is packaged and stored for a long time. Could you recommend a supplement that will help him not feel sluggish from eating like this. ~ In my response, I mention the book "Eating On The Wild Side" and the "Healthy Travel Tips" video with Jessa and I and also the supplement "LivingFuel SuperGreens". I mention my previous episode on the race in Mongolia and my episode on the Boy Scout trip. In those podcasts, I had talked about Pemmican, Cocochia bars, and Supergreens. I also mention you can make your own beef jerky OR eat 200-300 calories of jerky from US Wellness Meats. You can also eat or swallow 25-50 EnergyBits and 5-10 Master Amino Pattern (MAP) capsules. Use 10% discount code “BEN” at EnergyBits.com and get MAP at pacificfit.net.

Anemia From Your Gut

Jasmine says @ 00:45:24 Her best friend who is 19-years-old and has only had her period once (when she was 12). She is slight, Swedish, has low iron and is gluten intolerant. Are there some tests she should get? What kind of diet should she be on? They want to avoid meds. ~ In my reply, I recommend the WellnessFX Performance panel and also the GI Effects panel from DirectLabs. I also discuss the Gut Fixing Pack, supplement Floradix and a gut healing diet such as the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

Natural Remedies for H-Pylori

Nenad says @ 00:54:58 A few weeks ago he was diagnose with H-Pylori along with gut pain, bloating and irregular bowel movements. He wants to treat this naturally. Can he use Oil of Oregano to treat the infection? Is there another/better way? He has noticed a lack of energy and strength lately, could that be related? ~ In my reply to Nenad, I mention how I opted to take a high-grade oil of oregano four times per day and a supplement called mastic gum two times per day, and I was good to go within a month. I probably got lucky, because many times, parasitic infections require more serious medication and long term treatment. Often, it all depends on the type of parasite you have.

What Is The Clear Skin Diet

Hannah says @ 01:01:57 She is in her early 20s and did the "Clear Skin" diet and a bunch of topical stuff that the dermatologist recommended but nothing worked. She doesn't want to take an antibiotics - what would you recommend? ~ In my response to Hannah, I recommend a Paleo Autoimmune protocol.

5 Ways To Know If Your Workout Is Working

Daniel asks @ 01:11:08 How do you assess a new regimen, whether it's a new diet, supplement, workout routine, etc , when there are an infinite amount of factors affecting how you feel day-to-day? Many of these influences may not even be known or considered. ~ In my response, I mention this study on traditional vs. circuit training.

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Aug 21, 2013

Aug 21, 2013 Podcast: New Ways To Sleep Better, How To Track Your Sleep, Should Blood Sugar Go Up When You Exercise, Are Fillers In Multivitamins Bad, Should You Get Your Knee Injected, and How To Eliminate Decision Fatigue.

Have a podcast question for Ben? use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form... but be prepared to wait - we prioritize audio questions over text questions.

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ONE slot remaining - November 21 to December 4, 2013 Thailand Triathlon Adventure with Ben Greenfield - details at pacificfit.net/thailand. 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!

August 23, Friday noon Pacific - Ironman Canada at Whistler Meet-up: All BenGreenfieldFitness fans and athletes are invited to hang out for a lunch hour on Friday before the big race! Come ask your last-minute questions, chill, plan post-race parties and meet other athletes who will be racing. This event will be a Mogul's coffeehouse and you can RSVP on the BenGreenfieldFitness Facebook page.

September 10 to 12, 2013: The Global Business Triathlon Conference is featuring Ben Greenfield as a speaker. Hilton London Metropole, London, UK - Join us for the premier global gathering of leaders of the triathlon business community. Enjoy three days of learning, networking and fun at the newly renovated Hilton London Metropole, conveniently located near the ITU World Championship activities in Hyde Park. Here is a link to the Facebook page for the London meetup with Ben Greenfield.

February 6 to March 6, 2014: Want to get into the Perfect Health Diet retreat in Austin, Texas? Click here for all details. Ben Greenfield will be presenting at the Feb 6-Mar 6 retreat.

If 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 And of course, this week's top iTunes review gets a care package straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win one:

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Listener Q&A:

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

Testimonial from Rolynn After reading some of Ben's articles, he was able to diagnose himself with gluten intolerance, clean up his diet and start setting some PRs in his races again (first ones since May). He also dropped 3lbs and felt much better and lighter. He could also feel his body getting cleaner. He really credits your articles on eating gluten free prior to race days and the 4 day detox challenge.

New Ways To Sleep Better

Heather says @ 00:25:32 Body Health just put out a new supplement called Healthy Sleep Ultra. It is a little expensive but she knows they make good quality supplements. She has sleep issues and has tried many things that you have suggested. If this is something new that might be able to help her, she is willing to spend the money but she wanted your opinion first. ~ In my response to Heather, I mention:

How To Track Your Sleep

Michael says @ 00:33:59 He uses the Sleep Tracker app by Innovative Sleep Solutions. They say it is 90% accurate as compared to a real sleep test. Do you believe them? Do you know of any sleep tracking apps or devices that might be better? ~ Here's where you can buy the Sleeptracker from Amazon and support the podcast.

Should Blood Sugar Go Up When You Exercise

Jason asks @ 00:43:21 He is a Type 1 diabetic, 31 years old, and is having trouble with his glucose readings in the morning. They jump very quickly, especially after exercise which he knows is normal. He has been counteracting the effects of exercise raising his blood sugar with some fast acting insulin but is looking for a better, more natural way, to control it. He has been IM from 6pm until noon and he follows a low-carb ketogenic diet. ~ In my response to Jason, I mention MPX100, but be careful if diabetic.

Are Fillers In Multivitamins Bad?

Jennifer says @ 00:54:01 She takes a lot of supplements (and I do mean a lot) and is concerned about the "other" ingredients in her supplements like: Vegetable Cellulose, silica, vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, vegetable stearic acid. She doesn't know what those are or how they impact the body. Could they be causing issue when taken in aggregate? ~ In my response, I mention porphyrin and toxin testing with Directlabs.

Should You Get Your Hip Injected?

Will says @ 01:01:10 He has been diagnosed with a torn hip labrum. He also has very little cartilage left in his hip. His doctor wants him to try Synvisc. Do you have an opinion on that? Also, if he had $50/month to spend on supplements, what do you think would be the best way to spend that money? ~ In my response, I recommend Capraflex and fish oil.

How To Eliminate Decision Fatigue

Brian wrote @ 01:08:36 You recently talk about decision fatigue. Although I believe this is a problem for me on occasion I feel my problem is more decision overload. Too many variable in the grand scheme of is this the right day to do this work out, right time to eat this, right ingredients, right protein/fat/carb make up etc. It seems like there is always another level of decisions. What should I do to simply this? ~ In my response to Brian, I mention my article on decision fatigue and this NY Times article on decision fatigue. I also mention my "Don't Mow Your Lawn" article.

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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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Aug 16, 2013

News flash: lots of pills, capsules, tablets, and vitamins end up completely unabsorbed, in a pile of poo, in your toilet.

From liposomal glutathione to transdermal magnesium, the truth is that there are delivery mechanisms for vitamins, minerals, nutrients and any other pills you may be popping that are 5 to 20 times more potent than regular delivery mechanisms like simply swallowing a capsule or tablet.

But although they can literally give you a nearly unfair advantage when it comes to enhancing your performance, detoxing your body quickly, massively boosting your immune system or sparking a significant increase in your IQ... ...these delivery mechanisms fly under the radar.

Not anymore.  In today's podcast interview with Mark Joyner (pictured right), you're going to learn everything you need to know about how to deliver important nutrients to your body in much more efficient ways that simply popping a pill... Mark is the author of the Do-It-Yourself Nanotech Super Nutrients Guide and the biohacks, detoxes, and nutrient delivery mechanisms we discuss during the show (which he details in the guide) include:

-liposomal delivery

-nebulization

-vaporization

-sublinguals

-transdermals

-binding

-and much more.

Mark is an author, inventor, and serial entrepreneur. He is Founder and CEO at Simpleology, a web application that helps people and teams get more done faster.

Questions, comments or feedback on this podcast? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com. And remember: don’t screw around. Do your own research and understand what you’re working with before you mess around with any of this stuff.

Click here to download Mark's Do-It-Yourself Nanotech Super Nutrients Guide for free.

Aug 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013 Podcast: How to get fit for "The Survivor", white rice vs. brown rice, what causes dry mouth, The best ways to test your gut, do you have lyme disease, and what women can do about a thick waist.

Have a podcast question for Ben? Use the Contact button at the bottom of the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form... but be prepared to wait - we prioritize audio questions over text questions.

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You can get these News Flashes hot off the presses if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+.

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Special Announcements:

ONE slot remaining - November 21 to December 4, 2013 Thailand Triathlon Adventure with Ben Greenfield - details at pacificfit.net/thailand. 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!

August 14 to 17: Ketogenic Diets and Exercise Performance. Ben Greenfield, M.S., CSCS, C-ISSN, Jamie Scott, PGDipNutMed, PGDipSportExMed, Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, B.S., Jimmy Moore. Ben Greenfield are on the Ketogenic Diet for Athlete Performance panel at the Ancestral Health Symposium in August. Visit http://www.ancestryfoundation.org/ for details.

August 23, Friday noon Pacific - Ironman Canada at Whistler Meet-up: All BenGreenfieldFitness fans and athletes are invited to hang out for a lunch hour on Friday before the big race! Come ask your last-minute questions, chill, plan post-race parties and meet other athletes who will be racing. This event will be a Mogul's coffeehouse and you can RSVP on the BenGreenfieldFitness Facebook page.

September 10 to 12, 2013: The Global Business Triathlon Conference is featuring Ben Greenfield as a speaker. Hilton London Metropole, London, UK - Join us for the premier global gathering of leaders of the triathlon business community. Enjoy three days of learning, networking and fun at the newly renovated Hilton London Metropole, conveniently located near the ITU World Championship activities in Hyde Park. Here is a link to the Facebook page for the London meetup with Ben Greenfield.

February 6 to March 6, 2014: Want to get into the Perfect Health Diet retreat in Austin, Texas? Click here for all details. Ben Greenfield will be presenting at the Feb 6-Mar 6 retreat.

If 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 And of course, this week's top iTunes review gets a care package straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win one:

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Listener Q&A:

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

Testimonial from Bree She uses your low-carb triathlete protocolfor training and racing and has hit all her markers in training and rocked her 70.3 a few weeks ago. She used UCAN, MAP and PR'ed by more than 10 minutes on a hard course while only taking in about 600 calories.

How To Get Fit For "The Survivor"

Shane says @ 00:18:53 He is going to be on the TV show Survivor South Africa. He is wondering what sort of training and diet he should get himself on to prepare for it. He is pretty fit right now - running and exercising about 2 hour a day. Any direction would be appreciated. ~ Resources I recommend to Shane:

White rice vs. Brown Rice

Ben says @ 00:36:18He is looking for a healthy carbohydrate to put next to his steamed veggies and grass fed butter. He has heard that white rice is the best source but has also heard that there are issues with reheating rice. Should he buy frozen rice in a bag or make it himself? Is brown rice better? What is the best way for him to get about 30g of carbs?

What causes dry mouth

Bruce says @ 00:42:29About 6 months ago he started getting extreme dry mouth to the point where he has to get up in the night to drink water. He eats a good mixture of healthy foods each day and gets a good amount of exercise but he is a heavy sweater. When he drinks too much water during the day he has to get up in the night to pee. He recently turned 50 - could that be part of the issue?

The best ways to test your gut

Simon says @ 00:48:18 He read the chapter from your book on "How to Fix Your Gut", which he feels is very comprehensive. He would appreciate a more simple and concise list of things that you recommend people test themselves for in order to get an overall picture of their health. ~ In my reply, I reference:

Do You Have Lyme Disease?

Allie says @ 00:57:05 She had Lyme's Disease a few years ago and every summer she gets a few bites and some swelling in one of her knees. She uses a Lyme Nosodes Spray and is wondering what your thoughts are on that spray and anything else about Lyme's Disease. ~ In my reply, I reference:

What Women Can Do About A Thick Waist

Jim says @ 01:05:53He was watching the Cross-Fit Game and noticed that a lot of the athletes (especially the women) have that "blocky midsection" look and is wondering which exercises cause that?

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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!

Podcast music from 80s Fitness (Reso Remix) by KOAN Sound. Buy this track now!

Aug 9, 2013

Are you confused by what your cholesterol levels really say about your health?

Do you wonder if all the exercise and healthy eating you're doing even affects your cholesterol numbers?

Don't you wish someone could just spell it out in simple English and tell you what, if anything, you need to do to improve your heart and overall health?

You get all the answers from Jimmy Moore and I in today's podcast. Jimmy is a prolific and highly respected health blogger and podcaster, and in his new book "Cholesterol Clarity", he interviews 28 of the world's top health experts from various fields to give you the complete lowdown on cholesterol. You're going to be shocked at what you learn, and it goes way above and beyond Jimmy's freak thumb dislocation that revealed his entire musculoskeletal system was in a downward tailspin (don't worry, you'll hear how that relates to cholesterol when you listen in).During our interview, I ask Jimmy:

-Why are your LDL-C and total cholesterol number not as important in determining your health as your doctor may think?

-So what *should* your doctor should be testing for?

-Where do HDL and triglycerides fit in?

-So when does cholesterol actually become "dangerous"?

-Why don't cholesterol-lowering statin drugs necessarily solve heart health concerns?

-Why is consuming saturated fat good and why are carbohydrates detrimental to attaining the best cholesterol numbers?

-Why there is a growing number of physicians, researchers and nutritionists who believe treating cholesterol numbers is virtually irrelevant?

Questions, comments or feedback about why cholesterol isn't bad? Visit the BenGreenfieldFitness.com website! And be sure to grab the Cholesterol Clarity book by clicking here.

Aug 7, 2013

Aug 7, 2013 Podcast: How to transition from vegetarian to meat eating, the pros and cons of circumcision, why you should avoid red rice yeast, fast ways to heal stress fractures, and getting rid of varicose veins.

Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right, use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form... but be prepared to wait - we prioritize audio questions over text questions.

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The Ben Greenfield Fitness phone app - is your portal to all of Ben's best fitness shows, special episodes, and videos in one convenient spot - including exclusive bonus content you won't get anywhere else except inside this app!

ONE slot remaining - November 21 to December 4, 2013 Thailand Triathlon Adventure with Ben Greenfield - details at pacificfit.net/thailand. 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!

August 14 to 17: Ketogenic Diets and Exercise Performance. Ben Greenfield, M.S., CSCS, C-ISSN, Jamie Scott, PGDipNutMed, PGDipSportExMed, Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, B.S., Jimmy Moore. Ben Greenfield are on the Ketogenic Diet for Athlete Performance panel at the Ancestral Health Symposium in August. Visit http://www.ancestryfoundation.org/ for details.

August 23, Friday noon Pacific - Ironman Canada at Whistler Meet-up: All BenGreenfieldFitness fans and athletes are invited to hang out for a lunch hour on Friday before the big race! Come ask your last-minute questions, chill, plan post-race parties and meet other athletes who will be racing. This event will be a Mogul's coffeehouse and you can RSVP on the BenGreenfieldFitness Facebook page.

September 10 to 12, 2013: The Global Business Triathlon Conference is featuring Ben Greenfield as a speaker. Hilton London Metropole, London, UK - Join us for the premier global gathering of leaders of the triathlon business community. Enjoy three days of learning, networking and fun at the newly renovated Hilton London Metropole, conveniently located near the ITU World Championship activities in Hyde Park.

February 6 to March 6, 2014: Want to get into the Perfect Health Diet retreat in Austin, Texas? Click here for all details. Ben Greenfield will be presenting at the Feb 6-Mar 6 retreat.

If 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

And of course, this week's top iTunes review gets a care package straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win one:

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Listener Q&A:

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

How To Transition From Vegetarian to Meat Eating

Kim says @ 00:29:53She has been a vegetarian for 29 years and is about to start eating meat again. What kind of GI or digestive transition can she expect her body to make and do you have any advice on how to make this transition easier?

~ In my reply to Kim, I mention Digestive Enzymes from Caprazymes, and also:

The pros and cons of circumcision

Adam says @ 00:30:41 They are expecting a baby and are wondering how you feel about circumcision and the long term health implications? Also, are the benefits of Cord Blood Storage large enough to justify the cost, are there any risks involved and do you have any suggestions on how to pick a storage service? ~ In my reply, I recommend the Better Baby Book by Dave Asprey.

Why you should avoid red rice yeast

Charlie says @ 00:41:02His cardiologist recommended he go on Red Rice Yeast as a way to help reduce the damage of cholesterol lowering medication. Do you have any concerns about Red Rice Yeasts effect on the GI tract? Is there a better way to manage his cholesterol?

Fast ways to heal stress fractures

Amy says @ 00:52:17 She just got diagnosed with a metatarsal stress fracture. She has been using a bone stimulator (the Exogen 4000) that he doctor have her and is wondering what you think or know about those? ~ In my reply, I recommend:

Getting rid of varicose veins

Wes says @ 00:57:41 Is wondering about Varicose Veins and Deep Vein Thrombosis. He has varicose veins and is having leg pains, bad enough that he went to urgent care (they told him not to worry about DVT). He is looking for ways to heal his veins and the valves that aren't working right. His legs feel fine when he is exercising but they hurt when he stands still. Is there anything he should eat or supplements he should take? He has some family history or early death (they just keeled over and died) and it worries him. ~ In my response, I mention the transcript to a previous episode we did on varicose veins, and also our recent podcast on varicose veins. Also: Horse Chestnut Extract, Grape Seed Extract, and Butcher’s Broom. I also mention:

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-- 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!

Podcast music from 80s Fitness (Reso Remix) by KOAN Sound. Buy this track now!

Aug 2, 2013

Did you know low back pain is caused by gut issues? Or that simply including lemon juice in your recipes can help fix your gut? Or that the integrity of your gut lining can affect your mood and risk of depression?

In this interview with Dr. Alenjandro Junger, author of the book Clean Gut and the website CleanGut.com, you're going to learn all about this, and discover Dr. Junger's methods for eliminating the root cause of disease by fixing your gut.

During the podcast, we also discuss:

-"disguised gut dysfunction" issues...

-why the gut is your second brain...

-the four R's of gut repair...

-cleansing and detoxing...

-why healthy eaters can still have broken guts...

-one supplement that Dr. Junger says "flies under the radar" when it comes to fixing your gut...

-a sample day of eating...

-and much more!

Leave your questions, comments and feedback at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, and grab the excellent book Clean Gut here!

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