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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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Ben's new book has been released. Pre-order it now and get entered into a raffle for over $5000 in swag! Just visit BeyondTrainingBook.com - and be sure to spread the word, contribute to the cause and change the way people exercise forever at Rally.org/BeyondTraining.

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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.

In my response I recommend: -This article on SI joint correction exercises -This video on how to self adjust your SI joint -Run With No Pain -An inversion table

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?

In my response I recommend: -Stone Hearth Newsletters -Life Extension Magazine -QuickAndDirtyTips.com Nutrition Diva -NSCA Journals-Z-Health -Functional Medicine Certification -Examine website and book -Superhuman Coach Network

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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Feb 26, 2014

Curious what it’s like to do a consult with Ben?

This is a 1 hour PREMIUM audio recording in which Ben Greenfield helps Nate (who gave permission for Ben to record and release this episode) with inflammation, power, shoulder injuries, anti-aging and more!

Resources mentioned during this episode:
-One-on-one consultation
-Sweetbeat HRV app
-Wireless Polar H7 heart rate monitor
-Tinké
-Beastie Ball
-Eating Evolved for chocolates
-Foundation exercise book
-EnergyBits for spirulina/chlorella (use 10% code and FREE shipping code BEN)
-Citicholine TianChi
-EGCG Green Tea extract
-Vitamin B complex
-InflammationFactor.com
-DEEP30 Whey Protein
-CNS Tap Test
-Dan John
-Breathology book
-Powerlung
-Active Release Therapy
-Colostrum

Feb 22, 2014

Joseph De Sena (pictured) is 44 years old.

His racing resume is the stuff of legends - over 50 ultra-endurance events overall and 14 Ironman events (in one year alone). Most of his races are 100 miles or more with a few traditional marathons in the mix. (He once said that running a 26.2 marathon distance was “adorable.”)

To put things in perspective, Joe raced the Vermont 100, the Lake Placid Ironman and the Badwater Ultra… all in one week. The elevation climb for the 135-mile Badwater race, which starts hundreds of feet below sea level in Death Valley, is over 8,500 feet up to Mt. Whitney and temperatures soar into the 120’s.

Joe also biked cross-country in the Furnace Creek 508 which has been coined “The Toughest 48 Hours in Sport.”

Joe’s other athletic achievements include:

- Raid International Ukatak: Canada, January 2001

- IditaSport: Alaska February, 2001 (1st place)

- Odyssey Adventure Race: Big Island, Va., March 2001

- OAR Beast of the East: Clayton Lakes, Va., April 2001 (1st place)

- Raid The North Extreme: Newfoundland, June 2001 (13th place out of 42)

- Adrenaline Rush: Dublin, Ireland, July 2001

- Discovery World Championships: St. Moritz, Switzerland August, 2001

And Joe is CEO and Co-founder of the popular Spartan Race series.With over 80 events planned for 2014, Reebok Spartan Race is making obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. This international, timed event series features races at three distances (Sprint, Super and Beast), culminating each year in World Championship finals – $300,000 in cash and prizes were awarded in 2013 alone.

While featuring competitive elite heats, Reebok Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared toward ripping people off their couches and getting them into the outdoors, living a fitter life. 

Joe just wrote a new book entitled "Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life" and in this audio episode, we're going to delve into Joe's book, and how you can live a Spartan lifestyle while achieving peak performance in your own life.

This is just Part 1. Part 2 is going to be YOUR questions for Joe. So leave your questions in the comments section under this show, and we'll get to them in Part 2! If you enjoyed this episode, you should also check out:

-Look, Feel and Perform Like An Ancient Spartan Warrior – How To Become An Absolute Physical Beast

-Train Like The Lone Survivor – 3 Books That Will Turn You Into A Beast: Spartan, SEALFIT and Obstacle Racing Book Reviews

-The Ultimate Guide to Get Ready for an Obstacle Race, Mud Run, Spartan Race or Tough Mudder.

Questions, comments or feedback about Joe DeSana and the Spartan lifestyle? Do you like Joe's take-no-prisoners approach or do you think he's too extreme? Do you have questions for Joe or Ben? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, along with your questions for Joe!

Feb 19, 2014

Dr. Jack Kruse is one of those guys who truly unlocked the secrets of healing and optimizing the human machine, both inside and out.

In other episodes, Dr. Kruse has come on the BenGreenfieldFitness podcast to talk about..
-"How To Live Like A Polar Bear And Eat Like A Great White Shark"..
-"How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home"..
-"How You Can Use Cold Thermogenesis To Perform Like Lance Armstrong And Michael Phelps"..

And today, in a preview of Dr. Kruse's brand new Optimal Reset program, we delve into 9 ways to push the reset button on your body, including:

-Why Paleo diets are lacking and the foods you need to include to go a step beyond Paleo...

-What you need in your kitchen to make your kitchen optimal (including where bamboo fits in)..

-The one most important test you need to get to see if you are sensitive to leptin..

-Two practical ways to get started with cold thermogenesis today..

-What Apple knows about your cell phone that you don't..

-Why magnetic sleep pads so popular among biohackers could actually be bad for you..

-What the three most important blood tests are to ask your doctor for or get tested..

-One simple and easy way to find a doctor who will actually support your biohacks..

-Why women have so much trouble losing weight..

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Resources Mentioned In This Episode

General

-The Optimal Reset

-Jack's free "Biohacking 101" course

Food

-The Nori seaweed Ben wraps all his salads in

-Organic herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs

-Organic, grass fed meat that you can order bulk

Kitchen

-Bamboo cooking utensils

-Cast iron cookware

Resetting Leptin

-a "reverse T3 test"

-Install “Flux” on computer so it dims at night

-Wear Encoder wristband

-Wear blue light blocking glasses, especially for evening computer use. Recommend Gunnar.

-Install low blue light bulbs, and put blue light blocker screen on computer

-Jack's redox article

Cold Thermogenesis (CT)

-CoolFatBurner.com vest

Reducing EMF

-Use dirty electricity filters in main rooms of house (recommend Greenwave filters)

-Use airtube headset on phone (recommend “Envi airtube“)

Creating Optimal Sleep

-Reverse Osmosis filter

-Whole House Structured water filter (that Ben uses)

-The Magnetico sleep mat

-The Biomat sleep mat (sleep on or put your water on)

Blood Tests

-HS-CRP/DHEA/Vitamin D -WellnessFX testing

Finding A Doctor

-HealthProfs.com -FunctionalMedicine.org -Naturopathic.org -PrimalDocs.com -PaleoPhysiciansNetwork.com -CuroSeven.com (for the UK)

Healing Your Hormones

- The Heal Your Hormones bootcamp -23andme genetic testing

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The Optimal Reset

The Optimal Reset is a free 90 Day program with Dr. Kruse (and special guests including myself) to help you reverse disease, lose weight, clean up your diet, get in shape, heal your hormones, build your medical team and more. Speakers include:

-Dr. Bonlie on Super-Detoxing Magnetism... -Ben Greenfield on Biohacking Sports Performance... -Dave Asprey on Stress -Ameer Rosic on Sleep -Dr. Kendal Stewart from Neurobiologix on Fertility -Heather Brown from eMeals on Meal Planning -Dr. Bhavesh Patel on Path to Optimal for Busy Executives -Gretchen Bronson on The Affordable Care Act -Michael Neuert on How to Prevent EMFs in Your Home -Dr. Tim Jackson on Why We Have Trouble Losing Weight -Dr. John Sorrentino on Dentistry -Evan Brand on Our Nature Deficiency

The webinars are free for the first 24 hours of the live presentation and the entire Optimal Reset package can also be purchased to listen at your own rate. Click here to register for free for the Optimal Reset now to get the full schedule and list of special offers and bonuses..

..and leave your questions, comments and feedback about the "9 Ways to Push the Reset Button On Your Body" at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

Feb 17, 2014

BJ Tucker is a long distance runner, health advocate, father of 5 and has been married for 28 years.

His journey started 2 1/2 years ago when he was tired of being overweight, tired and not able to walk up a flight of stairs without losing his breath.

So he started eating plants. And running. And eliminating alcohol and grains. Since then he has lost 75 pounds, and become a successful long distance runner with achievements like back-to-back marathons. BJ recently featured my "10 Steps To Mastering A Plant Based Diet" post on his website. Why was BJ so interested in that? Because BJ is a self-described "plant-powered athlete". He eats no meat. So in today's audio podcast, I ask BJ: Questions:

-How did you lose 75 pounds over the past 2 years?

-Where did alcohol fit into the picture for you?

-How do you manage to eat a plant-based diet and yet go, as Vinnie Tortorich says, "NSNG"? Aren't grains very common on a plant-based diet?

-It's no secret that plant-based diets often contradict what I personally recommend here at BenGreenfieldFitness - namely a high-fat diet combined with avoidance of long, slow cardio. But you eat a plant-based diet and run long distances. Are you concerned about your blood work, hormones or gut, or do you pay attention to that?

-What's your running protocol look like? Do you have any special strategies you want to share, such as run-walk protocols, pacing methods, etc?

-Do you strength train, and if so, what do you do?

-How do you manage 5 kids, a successful marriage and long distance running? Any tips for our audience?

-Does your family also eat a plant-based diet? If so, do your kids ever ask about eating meat?

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about how to lose 75 pounds by eating plants? Leave your questions, comments and feedback at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and BJ or I will reply!

Feb 15, 2014

Barry Murray is a guy I have had my eye on for awhile.

Every once in a while he mysteriously pops up on a forum or Facebook thread I'm following, and talks about just having killed some ultra-race out in the middle of nowhere, or completed an epic mountain run...

...on nothing but a bit of butter or coconut oil the day before.

He's doing some crazy workouts in a fasted state, and yet managing to pull off amazing feats of physical performance.

And furthermore, he's not a diet hack - the dude actually knows his stuff - with a degree in Chemistry (BSc) and a Masters (MSc) in Sports Nutrition. He works with professional cyclists, triathletes, distance runners and last year worked as Sports Nutritionist to the BMC Professional Cycling Team. Yes, that BMC Professional Cycling Team.

Like I mentioned, Barry is also a competitive endurance athlete himself and races in ultramarathon events. He represented his country at the 2011 World Ultra Trail Championships, and has won several ultra trail marathons, placed 2nd at one of the UK’s toughest 100mile ultras, and has also set national records for trail routes over the Dublin mountains.

So how does Barry (pictured right) do it? You find out in today's audio interview, in which Barry and I talk about: -How Barry got into fasted workouts... -An overview of the mechanism, function and exactly what happens inside your body when you combine fasting and exercise... -The steps to becoming fat-adapted, and how long it takes... -What types of workouts, athletes and sports fasting and exercise is good for, not not good for... -Whether elite or world class athletes combine fasting and exercising or racing... -What happens when fasting and exercise go wrong... -How today's Primal and Paleo recommendations can mislead people... -How to get started with fasted exercise, where it can take you, and how far you can go...

Additional Resources:

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

-A Deep Dive Into Ketosis: How Navy Seals, Extreme Athletes & Busy Executives Can Enhance Physical and Mental Performance With The Secret Weapon of Ketone Fuel.

-The Great Ketogenic Ironman Experiment – Can You Go Low-Carb And Be A Fast Endurance Athlete Without Destroying Your Body?

-Jack Kruse Tells You How To Live Like A Polar Bear And Eat Like A Great White Shark.

-Barry's website: www.OptimumNutrition4Sport.com

Do you have questions about combining fasting and exercise? Comments or feedback from the interview? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!

Feb 12, 2014

Feb 12, 2014 Podcast: When Is It Safe To Exercise After Being Sick, Vinegar For Fat Loss, Mucus In Your Stool, How To Fix Your Colon, Why Your Stomach Sticks Out, Can A Yeast Infection Cause Alcohol Cravings, and Building Swim Endurance.

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:

March 1-6, 2014: PrimalCon Vacation Tulum Mexico 2014! Join Ben and Jessa Greenfield, Mark Sisson, Cate Shanahan, Darryl Edwards, and other leaders in the Paleo (plus Brock), Primal and Ancestral Health community to celebrate healthy living in style - at the magnificent Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, an all-inclusive 5-star resort on the Mayan Riviera. You'll be immersed in outdoor fitness workouts, luxurious health food, exploring Mayan ruins, lots of beach time, fun in the sun - and much more! Click here to get in now, and be sure to tell them Ben Greenfield sent you to get all-star treatment!

Ben's new book has been released. Pre-order it now and get entered into a raffle for over $5000 in swag! Just visit BeyondTrainingBook.com - and be sure to spread the word, contribute to the cause and change the way people exercise forever at Rally.org/BeyondTraining.

Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle.

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

When Is It Safe To Exercise After Being Sick?

Daniel asks: He has been diagnosed with pneumonia and has been off training for 3 days already. Aside from wanting to heal quickly, not get too out of shape, and mitigate the damage from the antibiotics - he also would like to know how quickly he can return to training once he is better.

In my response I recommend: - My article "Can you Exercise IF You're Sick" -Electrostimulation -Vibration

Vinegar For Fat Loss

Eric asks: He would like to hear your opinion of vinegar as a fat loss supplement. Is this a myth of should it be a part of your daily dietary consumption?

In my response I recommend: -Raw, unpasteurized, gluten-free apple cider vinegar

Mucus In Your Stool

Holly asks: She has been using your Detox Gut Healing Pack for about 5 days and in the last 2 days she has noticed some mucus or jelly in her bowel motions. This worried her a bit as her nursing background tells her that is indicative of inflammation. She knows the pack is gentle and shouldn't be causing any inflammation but she would like to know what could be causing this and if you have heard of people having a mucus reaction before.

 

How To Fix Your Colon

Josh asks: A family member has been diagnosed with colon cancer and had to have a large amount of his colon removed. They found the cancer while they were doing a routine appendectomy so now he has no appendix and very little colon. Is there any supplement or dietary advice you would give him?

In my response I recommend: -Our previous podcast on the appendix -Probiotics -Vitamin D spray or liquid -Colorectal Recovery Program

Why Your Stomach Sticks Out

Michael asks: He has fairly low body fat but for some reason his stomach sticks out and makes him look fat even though he is not fat. Do you have any suggestions, diet or exercise, that could get rid of this abdominal distention?

In my response I recommend: -Autoimmune Paleo diet -SCD Diet

Can A Yeast Infection Cause Alcohol Cravings?

Richard asks: Over the last few years he has needed to drink more and more wine in order to get the same effect. It's almost like a craving - he opens a bottle and keeps going until "the job is done" rather than just enjoying a glass. He feels that it is a sugar craving and is wondering if it could be candida (he also wonders if the candida could have contributed to his needing a heart bypass a few years ago). His plan to kill the candida by drinking hefty amounts of New Zealand pinot noir doesn't seem to be working :) Could you talk about what candida is and how to get rid of it?

In my response I recommend: -Detox Gut Healing Pack -Berberine by ThorneFX -Passionflower -Oil of oregano -Enteric coated garlic capsules-Brock also mentions Richard's Book "Life After a Bypass"

Building Swim Endurance

Sebastian asks: He is new to triathlon (he has a strong cycling background and is a decent runner) and is having trouble building his swim endurance. He can only swim 50m at a time before he gets very out of breath and has to stop. How can he build his aerobic capacity for swimming? What is the best way for him to build his swimming distance from 50m to 750m and so on?

In my response I recommend: -Swim Snorkel (add a CardioCap for a hypoxia effect, highly recommended) -PowerLung -VASA Trainer (+ Elevation Training Mask for added effect) -SwimSmooth 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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Feb 8, 2014

Mike Greer is one bad-ass old dude.

I first met Mike at the Become Superhuman live event. The guy wandered into our morning workout and proceeded to destroy a handful of fit young guys and girls at burpees, lunges, push-ups and Turkish get-ups. With his Ironman gear and well-tanned skin, I figured he was one of these 50-some year-old triathlete workout enthusiasts.

Then I found out he was 75.

As I got to know him, one of the first things I learned about Mike Greer is this: just call him Greer.

The guy has worn many hats over the years: entrepreneur who has started over eight businesses, a military career as a retired Lt. Colonel, a football player, a seven-time Ironman triathlete, the past president of the board of USA Triathlon, the president of the board and CEO of the Obstacle Racing Association, in the Texas Triathlon Hall of Fame, a father, grandfather, and a freaking great-grandfather...the list goes on and on and on.

Greer has what he calls “Eleven Points of Healthy Ageless Living”, and in this audio podcast episode, we delve into his anti-aging tips and ageless living secrets, including:

-What Greer means when he says "healthy, ageless living"...

-How to live an active sex life as you get older, and why you need to do it...

-Greer's tips for eating to live as long as possible...

-Greer's exercise protocol for healthy, ageless living...

-Why holding a grudge is one of the worst things you can do for your longevity...

-How stress can actually make you live longer...

-Greer's biggest mistake he's made that you can learn from...

-Greer's biggest tip for achieving amazing feats of physical performance without destroying your body...

If you enjoyed this episode, you may also want to tune into:

-7 Natural Anti-Aging Strategies That Will Stop Your Body From Getting Prematurely Old And Worn-Down.

-Why You’re Aging Faster And 5 Things You Can Do About It.

-The Zen Of Aging: How To Stay Fit and Look Amazing As You Get Older.

Questions, comments or feedback about Mike Greer and his anti-aging tips? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com!
Feb 5, 2014

Feb 5, 2014 Podcast: Natural Remedies For Snoring, Weight Training For Endurance Athletes, Can D-Ribose Reverse Heart Disease, How to Lose Weight With A Low Thyroid, Train For A Marathon Without Losing Muscle, and Sports Nutrition For Females.

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:

March 1-6, 2014: PrimalCon Vacation Tulum Mexico 2014! Join Ben and Jessa Greenfield, Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Cate Shanahan, Darryl Edwards, and other leaders in the Paleo (plus Brock), Primal and Ancestral Health community to celebrate healthy living in style - at the magnificent Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, an all-inclusive 5-star resort on the Mayan Riviera. You'll be immersed in outdoor fitness workouts, luxurious health food, exploring Mayan ruins, lots of beach time, fun in the sun - and much more! Click here to get in now, and be sure to tell them Ben Greenfield sent you to get all-star treatment!

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

Get in on the single most in-depth, life-changing paleo event EVER. Created & hosted By the World’s Biggest Paleo Community. Register now for PaleoCon.

Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle.

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".

Natural Remedies For Snoring

Ari asks:About 4 years ago he had his deviated flare septum fixed. The doctor also coblated the turbinates. The doc said he would likely need to have the coblated again. Immediately after the surgery, for about a year, he didn't snore at all and his sense of smell was great. Eventually he could feel them swelling up again and now days he snores a lot and had a terrible sense of smell. He has used xylitol spray and breathe right strips and they work well but are annoying. Do you have any advice on swollen turbanites or snoring?

In my response I recommend: -Pulse Oximeter with Memory Function -"My Snoring Solution" -American Academy of Craniofacial Pain -North American Association of Facial Orthotropics

Weight Training For Endurance Athletes

Joe asks: He is a weak cyclist who wants to build power quickly but doesn't want to spend hours riding in Zone 2. He uses intervals but is wondering if a tough, high rep squat routine would help with that (like the one we are doing from Dan John). He is also wondering if you are still doing the cold showers even while doing the Mass Gain Protocol.

In my response I recommend: -Ultimate Weight Training Guide for Endurance Athletes -This study on weight training for endurance -CoolFatBurner and CoolGutBurner

Can D-Ribose Reverse Heart Disease?

Keith asks: He recently read a book about reversing heart disease by Dr. Sinatra. In it, the doctor recommends taking D-Ribose. Do you know how effective D-Riboseis for reversing heart disease? They recommend at least 5000/day.

In my response I recommend: -X2Performance -D-Ribose powder

How to Lose Weight With A Low Thyroid

Kim asks: She is about 80lbs overweight and is wondering if you have advice for someone with a thyroid condition to speed up weight loss? Are there any supplements that are safe to take when on synthroid? Sanket asks:His wife has Hashimoto's thyroiditis and one of her alternative doctors is encouraging her to try a brain mapping exercise to reset the connections in her brain and help heal the Hashimoto's. He is wondering if this would work or if this is even a safe thing to go. Have you heard of this? Do you know what the risk is?

In my response I recommend: -Desiccated thyroid -Thyrogold -Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? when My Lab Tests Are Normal: a Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Hashimoto's Disease and Hypothyroidism -Paleo Autoimmune diet -Case studies on Hashimoto's Encephalopathy

Train For A Marathon Without Losing Muscle

Mary asks:She recently transitioned from endurance sports to physique competitor. She is running the 2014 Boston Marathon and also qualifying for Nations in Physique competing. What is the best way to train for a marathon without sacrificing and muscle. She isn't planning to PR in Boston but she does want to complete. What should her mileage be and how should she fuel?

In my response I recommend: -Master Amino Pattern -Doug McGuff's Body By Science -Marathon Dominator

Sports Nutrition For Females

McAuley asks:She would like to know if there is a difference between what she should eat before, during and after a workout and what a man should eat in those same time periods? Is it gender specific?

 

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