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Oct 30, 2013

Oct 30, 2013 Podcast: Is plaque really dangerous, top workouts to do this winter, do altitude training supplements work, how to get rid of parasites fast, and the best way to train for obstacle races.

We open this podcast by talking about the brand new organ meats Ben just got from USWellnessMeats, and the Performance Panel from WellnessFX.

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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Special Announcements:

Oct 31-Nov 7, 2013: Ben Greenfield will be in LA, Malibu, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara

December 11-14, 2013: "Achieve Ultimate Human Performance" three day online class with Ben Greenfield. Want to achieve "ultimate human performance"? Check out Ben's brand new CreativeLIVE course by clicking here. If you're interested in being a member of our live audience, simply click here to fill out the form!

Want a done-for-you coaching package with Ben? Check out the new Black Box Coaching Package.

Ben's new book has been released. Order it now and get entered into a raffle for over $5000 in swag! Just visit BeyondTrainingBook.com.

If you want to grab Vinnie Tortorich's new audiobook Fitness Confidential: you can get it on Audible by clicking here, get it on iTunes by clicking here, or get it on Amazon by clicking here. And by the way, AudiblePodcast.com/Ben is the place to go to get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial.

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 on iTunes.

And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win some!

 

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Listener Q&A:

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

Is Plaque Really Dangerous?

Keith says:He has had some tests and it appears that he has plaque on the outside (not the inside) of his arteries. Do you agree with Dr. Minkoff that Vitamin K2 is very important in heart health?

-In my response I mention my podcast interview on Vitamin K2. -And how to make your own natto.

Top Workouts To Do This Winter

Angelo says: He is an triathlete who focuses on Olympic and 70.3 distances. He wants to know how he should approach the off-season in terms of maximizing recovery while still moving forward with his speed and strength. -- and -- Josh says:He has completed his first year of International Triathlons and wants to know what the best strength exercises are that he can do over the winter to build his swimming, biking and running better into next year.

In my response I mention: -Ben's Adrenal Reboot Program on TrainingPeaks -Paleo Autoimmune Protocol -SCD free e-book -Mass Made Simple (and Ben's new Mass Gain Plan for triathletes on TrainingPeaks) -Warrior Cardio -Paleo Fitness -SafariFit phone app -The Kickstarter Exercise Cards project

Do Altitude Training Supplements Work?

Brett says: He is planning to climb Mt. Rainier in June and is wondering if supplements like "Altitude Adapt" that contain Nitric Oxide would be any benefit at all for high altitude climbing?

In my response I mention: -Supplement Goals Reference Guide book -Useful article on good adaptogens -TianChi

How To Get Rid of Parasites Fast

Valerie says: She is wondering about diatomaceous earth. Is it effective for removing parasites? Is it safe and effective? How does it compare to other removal methods?

In my response I mention: -Magnetic Clay's Edible Earth -Testing for parasites at DirectLabs - (Comprehensive Parasitology Profile) -Oil of oregano

The Best Way To Train For Obstacle Races

Scott says:Has signed up for an 11 mile obstacle race and is looking for a training protocol to finish the race and shed some body fat at the same time.

In my response I mention: -Spartan Race in Las Vegas -The article on Obstacle Course Race Workouts

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Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013 Podcast: Hidden sources of gluten, what to do about crunching in your knees, Jessa Greenfield's top natural eczema cures, is vitamin D toxic, how to know if a supplement is illegal, and natural remedies for sports hernia.

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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News Flashes:

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:

-Oct 31-Nov 7, 2013: Ben Greenfield will be in LA, Malibu, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara.

-December 11-14, 2013: "Achieve Ultimate Human Performance" three day online class with Ben Greenfield. Want to achieve "ultimate human performance"? Check out Ben's brand new CreativeLIVE course by clicking here.

-Ben's new book has been released. Order it now and get entered into a raffle for over $5000 in swag! Just visit BeyondTrainingBook.com.

-Are you part of Ben's VIPTextClub?If so, you need to check for a special message from Ben that he sent out and reply with the word FITNESS. If you're not a member yet, you can join for free by texting the word "FITNESS" to the number 411247.

-If you want to grab Vinnie Tortorich's new audiobook Fitness Confidential: you can get it on Audible by clicking here, get it on iTunes by clicking here, or get it on Amazon by clicking here. And by the way, AudiblePodcast.com/Ben is the place to go to get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial.

-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 on iTunes.

-And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win some!

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Listener Q&A:

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

Lanny Testimonial: He's a kinesiologist and trainer. He started running in Dec 2008 and has done Ironman 3 times now. The "Top 12 Resistance Training Routines" book has been a huge help and he considers it a must for triathletes. Being a kinesiologist himself, he loves the ease of use, the subject of periodization and is happy to add it to his repertoire for himself and his clients - great stuff!

Hidden Sources of Gluten

Gluten says:Is it possible to be gluten intolerant or sensitive to it and not know it or show symptoms?

In my response I mention: -The book "Why Isn't My Brain Working" -CyrexLabs -DDP IV enzymes for gluten -Brush Border enzymes -Flavonoids (AKA Lifeshotz)

What To Do About Crunching In Your Knees

Tim says:His knees have recently stated making a "crunchy" noise in a squat, while walking up stairs or doing a lunge. Not much pain but he has noticed some swelling, stiffness and instability in his knees. Are there some supplements, exercises or therapies he should take? He runs, lifts weights and plays hockey (goalie) which means his knees are very important to him.

In my response I mention: -VMO Exercises like this -The "Foundation" Exercises -Capraflex joint formula

Jessa Greenfield's top natural eczema cures

Jenny says:She has reoccurring instances of eczema around her eyes. She gets dryness and then it creates wrinkles - not good. She has gone to a dermatologist and tried creams and even low-dose cortisone (oral) and it goes away and comes back again and again. Is there something else she can try?

In my response I mention: -Autoimmune protocol -Apple Cider Vinegar -Lotion from beeswax and coconut oil (AKA Burt's Beeswax) -Probiotics -Omega 3 fatty acids (AKA fish oil) that include borage or primrose extract

Is Vitamin D Toxic?

Chrissy says:She called in to the podcast about a year ago about her muscle twitches and "bubbles" in her calves. After trying to get pregnant she found out that her Vitamin D levels were low, so she started taking 50,000 IUs twice a week. Before she started taking it she was cramping, weak in the legs and stumbling during and after a race. Since she started the Vit D she feels much better, is running awesome and doesn't get any more legs cramps. Does this makes any sense?

In my response I mention: -Nutritional Adjuncts to Fat Soluble Vitamins article -The Real Food Summit -Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil -USWellnessMeats

How To Know if a Supplement is Illegal

Maria says: She is interested in the TianChi product but is an elite athlete and is tested by WADA and USADA. She knows the ingredients aren't banned by WADA but could there be cross-contamination? Is this something she needs to worry about?

In my response I mention: -GlobalDro.com

Natural remedies for sports hernia

Edward says:He has a sports hernia (Athletic Pubalgia) and doesn't want to have surgery. He has had some success rehabbing himself (feels like he is back to 70%) but would like some guidance on using a combination of physical therapy, modality and exercise. Do you have any suggestions?

In my response I mention: -Run With No Pain book

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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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Oct 20, 2013

Prepare to have your mind blown as today's audio podcast with Dr. Dominic D' Agostino takes a deep dive into ketosis - showing you how navy seals, extreme athletes and even busy executives can enhance physical and mental performance by using the secret weapon of ketones.

During this interview with Dr. D' Agostino, you're going to discover...

-Why extreme Navy Seals are using ketosis...

-Can you get into ketosis by eating ketones (and still consuming high amounts of carbohydrates) instead of eating a high fat, low carb diet?

-How ketosis can be used to control diseases such as cancer, Alzheimers, ALS...

-The mechanism by which ketones can "juice up your brain"...

-How ketosis can enhance blood vessel dilation and wound healing...

-Whether the consumption of ketones is actually safe...

-How to improve your oxygen efficiency with ketone intake...

-Why ketones can be used to enhance mental performance and not just exercise function...

-Practical ways you can use keto salts and ketones to enhance physical performance...

-And much more!

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, PhD (pictured right) is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He teaches courses in molecular pharmacology and physiology, and maintains involvement in several studies researching metabolic treatments for neurological disorders such as seizures, Alzheimer’s, ALS, and cancer—all of which are metabolically linked. His entry in to this field began when, in 2007, the Office of Naval Research funded his study into seizures related to oxygen toxicity experienced by Navy SEAL divers using closed-circuit breathing apparatus. At this juncture, he came across the ketogenic diet, which has already been confirmed as an effective treatment for epilepsy and a variety of seizure disorders. He is now studying how this same ketogenic diet and the use of ketones can be used to enhance physical and mental performance.

Resources discussed in this episode:

-The book: Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was A Cure? The Story of Ketones

-Supplement: Ketoforce

-Supplement: MCT Oil

-Supplement: Caprylic Acid

-Supplement: Oxaloacetate

-Supplement: BioSteele Branched Chain Amino Acids

Additional Listening: If you aren't too familiar with the concept of ketosis, or want to review other content I've produced on this topic, you may also want to review the following:

-The Official “Ask Me Anything About Ketosis & Ironman” Premium Podcast with Ben Greenfield.

-Combining Low Carb And Extreme Exercise – The Official Results Of The Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment.

-Is It Possible To Be Extremely Active and Eat A Low Carbohydrate Diet?

-How To Turn Yourself Into A Fat Burning Machine By Fasting For 24 Hours Then Going Out And Do Monster Workouts Without Bonking.

Oct 20, 2013

Meet Harley Johnstone, AKA DurianRider, AKA the 30BananasADay guy. If you have questions for this episode, leave them in the comments section at: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/10/30-bananas-a-day-diet/

Harley spent the first 24 years of his life battling issues such as chronic fatigue, asthma, Crohn's disease, hypoglycemia, mild arthritis, sleep disorders, depression, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, anorexia, acne, and more. These challenges led him to explore veganism and eventually raw veganism. He is now a 100% high carb, low fat raw vegan who literally eats 30 bananas a day (along with watermelons, coconut sugar and dates) and also competes in cycling, running, duathlon, ultra-endurance and marathon races.

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Today, I interview Harley, and we get into the nitty gritty of high carb vs. low carb, veganism, fruitarianism, bananas, fructose and more!Topics we cover in this podcast include:

-How Harley came to be known as DurianRider...

-What a typical day of eating looks like for Harley...

-Whether he takes supplements...

-What high fiber intake does to his body...

-If Harley is concerned with deficiencies such as B12, Creatine, Choline, Vitamin K2, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Amino Acids, or Fatty Acids...

-The "30 Bananas A Day" blood work and biomarkers...

-How much exercise Harley does in a typical week...

-Why he has a a video where he's dumping cups of sugar on cereal...

-His thoughts about liver damage, candida, fungus, glycation end products and more...

-High carb vs. high fat...

-And even a special $50,000 dare to a prominent ketogenic physician...

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

-Testing: The WellnessFX Performance Panel Ben is going to be doing in 2 weeks

-Study: Can adults adequately convert alpha-linolenic acid (18:3n-3) to eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n-3)?

-Article: The Truth About Ketones and Ketosis

-Article: How Vegans Can Customize The Diet For Health

-Article: The Article on Heart Disease in Eskimos that Durian cites (and a very interesting commentary on it here and here)

-.pdf: DurianRider's dietary intake

-Audio with Peter Attia: How To Turn Yourself Into A Fat Burning Machine By Fasting For 24 Hours Then Going Out And Do Monster Workouts Without Bonking.

-Video: DurianRider pouring sugar on his cereal

-Video: DurianRider raw vegan blood tests

Oct 18, 2013

In this audio (formerly video) presentation by Ben Greenfield with guest Paul Jaminet (author of the Perfect Health Diet book) you'll discover how to burn fat faster, boost your metabolism and maximize your weight loss...without destroying your health!

This is a presentation that was recorded live for the Perfect Health Diet Retreat in Austin, Texas. You can learn more about the Perfect Health Diet Retreat - and how you can use it to accelerate your fat loss learning curve and get equipped with everything you need for a perfectly healthy lifestyle - at http://www.AlbertOaks.com. Ben Greenfield will be personally presenting at the Perfect Health Diet Retreat from March 3-6 - so that would be a perfect time to attend the retreat if you're interested in going and want to learn face-to-face with Ben (although you can attend anytime you'd like!)

Questions, comments or feedback about the three pillars of fat loss? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and we promise to reply!

Oct 16, 2013

Oct 16, 2013 Podcast: This slightly out-of-the-ordinary podcast features 33 big fitness questions answered by Ben, a special "post Ironman Hawaii" recording with Tawnee Prazak and Brock Armstrong, top tips recorded live with other listeners of the BenGreenfieldFitness podcast, and special guest appearances by Vinnie Tortorich and Jessa Greenfield.

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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Special Announcements:

AudiblePodcast.com/Ben is the place to go to get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial.

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 on iTunes.

And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win some!

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Listener Q&A:

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

Resources mentioned in the Q&A section of this episode include:

Kelcey Reina What specifically will you do or not do as far as active recovery?

Dan Springborn Interested in what the 8-9 hours consisted of especially with the twins. What exercises did you focus in the gym or at home? How much swimming?

Sam Nicaise If you are still podcasting - same question from IMC, how did you mentally feel, before, during, and after the race. Mental fog, strength enough to push it, strong enough to keep run technique good, zoning out, ...all that jazz?

Bryan McCrystal Im guessing you dont count calories. does this translate to race day?. was your fuel all carb?? was there any fat in your fuel?

Peter Bandettini Did you hit a "wall" at any point? I noticed you slowed to 9+ minute pace at about 17 mi.

Mike Davis What "under the radar" supplements did you take and what changes to that protocol will/would you adjust?

Warren JT Did you cycle in carbs? And was it a window of time or just one meal a week ?

Aimee Decaigny Was there any part of your nutrition/training that you feel better served you in Whistler vs Kona, and vice versa?

Mike Russell At what level of "base" fitness should we begin minimal training? Or is it appropriate to go couch half/full marathon on minimal?

Andrew Jones Some more info about extreme isometrics. I got a lot of chronic injuires/tightness going on... is it a good idea to do something like a 5 minute squat for this?

Kurt Man Anthony How much Brick training did you do and how far? And was your brick training just bike/Run. Great job and thanks for all the help you give!

Kevin Gossett What changes did you make to pre-race and in-race nutrition from Ironman Canada to Ironman Kona? What changes would you make now, if any, now that you have completed Ironman Kona?

Jim Herman Do you think that ole school long training such as the hours put in by Dave Scott and Mark Allen would have put you at the top of your age group or even above, given your obvious physical abilities?

Joel Meoak What was the extent of your running and biking lengths?

Kate Criswell You recently mentioned on endurance planet a new amino supplement you were going to use. Can you tell us your thoughts on it and is it something you'd take for every workout or just race day.

Heidi Ray What are the top ten beginner mistakes during a triathlon? For example, when the man who was in the lead coming out of the water couldn't find his bicycle, the commenator said "beginner's mistake." What are some others?

Darren Touchton How did the weekly avg hours break down in weight, swim, bike, and run? (2) Did you bring any one of those to the full distance leading up to Kona? Congrats again!

Matthew Ingram Interested in type of strength sessions (heavy strength, high intensity circuit etc.)?

Scott Hanley Suggestions on best way to heal a strained calf two weeks out from a 70.3? I have access to a sauna, high elevation river and natural hot springs.

Shelley Walton What did your weight training program consist of? How many hours per week did you weight train and how much time did you allocate to each session?

Jared Green I'm interested in someday doing a full Ironman, thus far have only done a sprint tri. Should I try doing run only races, like half/full marathons, or open water swims,etc before training for all three at once?

Brandon Lawrence On thermogenesis... Since you went from a sauna to a cooler area I would Assume that a bigger temp difference had better effects, say a hot/cold shower vs. a warm/cold shower. Am I correct? Also, what is your reason for using cold adaption as you don't seem to have much fat to lose.

Eduardo R. Lorenzana Congrats on Kona!! Will you be putting out a soup to nuts outline of your plan? Week by week, nutrition, exercises,etc?

Christopher Allen Congrats on Kona!!! With a change to a high-fat diet, did you have before and after blood work completed to see if there were and positive or negative affects? I ask because I was on statins before and am afraid to go high-fat and have my cholesterol and triglyceride number go up.

Kyle Parzich Do you think you could have seen noticeable improvement by adding just 1-2 extra longer sessions a week on top of the minimalist training you did? Also since you raced a late season IM to qualify, do you think you would have performed better at Kona if you qualified at, say IM Texas?

Damien Teney Among all of the unconventional training techniques you used, which one do you think had the most (positive) impact on your performance ? Hard to know without repeating the experience many times, but I'm sure you can make some guesses!

Kevin Gossett Any ideas or resources for maximizing swim training in an Endless Pool? I don't have the same feeling that I have in a lap pool.

Paul Carroll I take it your 8-9 hrs training didn't include weight training?

Kevin Gossett How far out from Ironman did you start the sauna/cold thermogenesis? Did you add the sauna because of Kona's hot conditions? I know you're a component of cold thermogenesis but not sure if you regularly include a sauna protocol. I'm assuming most of your training was interval/intensity based.

Darcie Gurley What did you eat/drink the day of the race? How did you feel? And are you going to be going ketogenic for your next one?

Thomas Howell Your minimalist training methods and hack combos helped you with your under 10hr finish. What do you think you could have changed as far as training and recovery/supps to place higher? Do you feel you would have placed higher with a larger training volume?

Ahmad Fahmy What are some of the negatives of a ketogenic diet?

Eric LafontaineWhat is the long term effect of such approach? Noticed from your results after canada hormones where a little off.. I can see performance benefit, what about health. The long ride.

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Oct 10, 2013

In this PREMIUM Video post - Ben and Brock come to you live from their patio in Kona Hawaii with: 4 ways to not get sick when you travel, why you lose sleep as you get old (and what you can do about it), 5 jet lag remedies, how to kill bed bugs in your hotel fast, and much more!

Oct 10, 2013

Oct 9, 2013 Podcast: 4 ways to not get sick when you travel, why you lose sleep as you get old (and what you can do about it), 5 jet lag remedies, how to kill bed bugs in your hotel fast, and much more! If you are a premium subscriber you can watch the video of this very podcast (warning - Brock breaks out some crazy dance moves).

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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Special Announcements:

In the opening we talk about the Altitude Training Mask and Beyond Training Book Release.

AudiblePodcast.com/Ben is the place to go to get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial.

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 on iTunes.

And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - leave your review for a chance to win some!

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Listener Q&A:

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

Steve says:I travel a lot and for the past year have been having trouble sleeping in hotel beds. My fiance thinks this is because I am now "old" (I'm 46) but do you think this is more nutritional (my eating habits change/get worse when traveling) or mental? Any recommendations? I've started tracking my sleep with a Jawbone UP band and only get 1 or 2 hrs of deep sleep when on the road compared to around 3 - 4 when at home.

In my response I mention: Passion Flower Melatonin Patch Somnidren GH Rock Star Triathlete Academy

Annette says: ....ship my bike or rent one locally? Alex says:Do you have a good blending solution while traveling. It is monumentally harder to intake my normal nutrients without my blender! Thanks! I'm definitely looking forward to the shows. Good luck!

In my response I mention: OmniBlender Magic Bullet

Keerthi says:I always get sick for the first week when I visit India so trying to find ways to avoid it this time.

In my response I mention: CapraColostrum Echinacea/Goldenseal Oil of Oregano Probiotics

Trevor says:Should I worry about bed bugs or other gross and creepy possibilities from my hotel room?

In my response I mention: Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade AwardsWallet.com

Kev says:Got a cross county 10k this weekend (i normally only do road running) and i've had a lower back pain for a few days, any advice to help it not get any worse please chaps?

In my response I mention: Foundation Book Supple Leopard book katysays.com

Ian says:How do I fit in ironman training in a 2 week vacation to Florida with the family, I'm from the uk as well so jet lag an issue as well!

In my response I mention: Pluggz grounding shoes EarthRunners No Jet Lag supplement Jet Lag Diet SuperMemo.com

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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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Oct 7, 2013

LIsten to this special, 1 minute announcement from Ben, then visit http://www.BeyondTrainingBook.com to claim over $5000 in free prizes and swag!

Oct 6, 2013

In this "hidden chapter" from Ben Greenfield you'll find out how Ben used himself as a human guinea pig to find out whether endurance exercise really is bad for your heart. 

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