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Nov 25, 2015

November 25, 2015 Podcast: Is Cardio Really Bad For Your Heart, What Is The Best Way To Filter Your Water, How To Get Rid of Candida & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page.


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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick.

How To Know If Your Brain Is Damaged

Terrence says: He heard that you recently took up boxing. He's an MMA fighter and is always worried about traumatic brain injury - he takes turmeric and fish oil regularly. But he's wondering if HRV can be used as an indicator of TBI or if not, are there any biomarkers specifically of brain trauma and brain inflammation that he should be aware of and on the look out for?

What Is The Best Way To Filter Your Water?

Julia says: She's on the go and often ends up buying a lot of bottle water. She's wondering if you have the chance to evaluate any filters for handheld bottles?

In my response, I recommend: -Structured water filter (the one Ben uses in his home) -OralIV (use 20% discount code BEN20) -Klean Kanteen with Kishu Charcoal Sticks -Bobble - Bobble's sleek water bottle comes in three sizes and many different colors. The carbon filter removes chlorine and organic contaminants. -Camelbak - Camelbak's durable bottle has a carrying handle and spill-proof bite valve. The filter reduces chlorine, taste, and odor. -Vapur - Vapur's water bottle is collapsible, making it easy to stash and carry. The filter removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa. -Hydros -The Hydros filtering water bottle has a unique side opening for ease in filling up at water fountains and taps. The filter reduces chlorine, chloramines, and particulates.

How To Get Rid Of Candida

Chrissy says: She's wondering if you can provide information to get rid of candida overgrowth for good. Since September last year she's had recurring UTI's and yeast infections, she's started taking supplements like anti-fungals, probiotics, fermented foods she eats paleo/gluten free, but every time she goes off her supplements it comes back. She doesn't want to depend on supplements to keep her body in check and she's trying to figure out how to get her gut/bacteria balance back in order.

In my response, I recommend: -GAPS diet or SCD Diet -The Candida Cleanse

5 Ways To Stay Healthy In The Armed Forces

Olivia says: What is your advice with someone going into the Armed Forces? In regards to fitness and maintaining health and sanity in stressful situations with limited access to resources. How would you prepare for the armed forces and what would be your hacks for someone with their boots on the ground?

In my response, I recommend: -Use MRP's like SuperGreens -Sleep efficiently (Sleepmask, Sleephones, Sleepstream combo) -Use carb back-loading and ketosis (get KetoCaNa with 10% discount code BG2015) -Avoid the fancy gym -Make every moment count (PowerLung, GripTrainer, etc.)


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