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Apr 30, 2014

Apr 30, 2014 Podcast (brought to you today by Harry's Shaving - click here to check 'em out and use code Ben to save 5 bucks!): Does Coolsculpting Fat Loss Surgery Work, What Are Omega 5 and 7 Fats, Should You Exercise Your Chest Every Day, Will A Paleo Diet Cause Gout, 5 Ways To Stay Healthy At College, Are Bluetooth Headsets and Wireless HR Monitors Dangerous, and What Should Your Ratio of Vitamin A, D and K be?

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Listener Q&A:

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

Does Coolsculpting Fat Loss Surgery Work?

Atanas asks: What is your opinion of coolsculpting? Is it good?

In my response I recommend: -

What Are Omega 5 and 7 Fats?

Brian asks: We hear plenty of info about Omega 3, 6 and 9 fats but nothing about 5 and 7. Are there any benefits or drawbacks to these omega fats? Especially for an Ironman Triathlete?

In my response I recommend: -SuperEssentials fish oil

Should You Exercise Your Chest Every Day?

Donald asks: He works out with a guy who exercises his chest every single time they go to the gym. Some times 3 or 5 times a week, back to back, he will work our his chest. Is this dangerous? Is it effective? He has never gotten injured or even sore. Is this something specific to the chest, where you can work it out more?

In my response I recommend: -Chapter 6 of my new Beyond Training book

Will A Paleo Diet Cause Gout?

Daniel asks: After a couple years of eating a high protein, paleo, body builder diet, he has experienced some symptoms of gout. Pain in his knees, elbows and ankle along with the big toe attacks you hear about from gout. How can he get rid of the uric acid crystals once and for all? Is there a detox he can do? He plans to do Dan John's Mass Gain protocol and will include all the amino and protein supplements you recommend. Will this be a problem?

In my response I recommend: -This acid alkaline food chart

5 Ways To Stay Healthy At College

Jennifer asks: Her daughter is going off to college in the fall (running track and cross country) and she is worried that her daughter will become unhealthy while she is there. What can she do to help her daughter stay healthy? What to eat in the cafeteria, how to keep her dorm room healthy, how to avoid fluorescent light and everything else that could make her unhealthy and hurt her running.

In my response I recommend: 1) Good snacks (and an Amazon prime membership); 2) LowBlueLight bulbs; 3) Blue Light Blocking glasses; 4) Rich Food, Poor Food book; 5) HEPA Air Filter with negative ion generator or Harmonizer from with code BEN15 for 15% discount

Are Bluetooth Headsets and Wireless HR Monitors Dangerous?

Hyesun (pronounced Hesson like Lesson) asks: She is wondering if you have concerns about EMFs from bluetooth technology (the HR monitor straps and patches) that we wear right on our bodies? What about EMFs from the Biomat? She's thinking about getting one, but is concerned about the EMFs coming from it. Do you have any thoughts or fears?

In my response I recommend: -The Biomat -AirTube Headset

What Should Your Ratio of Vitamin A, D and K be?

Meg asks: She has heard you talk about how you need to take adequate amounts of Vitamins A and K when you are supplementing with high dose (10,000 - 15,000iu) Vitamin D... but what exactly is an adequate amount? Is the RDA adequate (A is 5,000 and K is 80mcg)?

In my response I recommend: -This article by Chris Masterjohn of the Weston Price Foundation


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