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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.

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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:

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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