Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.


News Flashes:

You can get these News Flashes hot off the presses if you follow Ben on, and Google+.


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

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, 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!



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


-- And don't forget to go to! --

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!

Podcast music from 80s Fitness (Reso Remix) by KOAN Sound. Buy this track now!