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Jun 24, 2015

June 24, 2015 Podcast: Is It Safe To Leave Metal Plates And Metal Screws In Your Body, Chicken Broth vs. Beef Broth, What's The Best Way To Do Home Altitude Training, and How To Recover From Overreaching.

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Listener Q&A:

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

Is It Safe To Leave Metal Plates And Metal Screws In Your Body?

Marc says: He has a metal plate in his ankle from where he broke it playing tennis a few years ago. He has recovered fully and even feels 110% but is wondering if you recommend having foreign bodies (like the plate and screws he has) removed from your body or just left in. His doctor says that it is completely his choice but he can't find a good answer anywhere he looks.

In my response, I recommend: -Study on distal radial fractures and titanium plates -Metal Free spray

Chicken Broth vs. Beef Broth

Jane says: She listened to the podcast about Bone Broth and still has one question - if the animals were all raised on ethically run farms and pasture fed, is there a big nutritional difference between chicken and beef bones? Is there a reason to choose one over the other?

In my response, I recommend: -Podcast episode with Chef Lance Roll

What's The Best Way To Do Home Altitude Training?

James says: He has been using the AltoLab Altitude Simulator device for almost a year. He finds the protocols provided in the instructions to be quite taxing but along with the usual fatigue he gets eye muscle soreness (that passes with recovery). Do you have any insights into how to use this device other than the recommended 6min on, 4min off, for one hour, several times a week (if not every day).

In my response, I recommend: -Hypoxico -Elevation Training Mask

How To Recover From Overreaching

Garik says: He is reading Beyond Training right now and is at the "overreaching" section. He has two questions about that: Is overreaching and lifting to failure the same thing? And during the recovery period of overreaching, is "Grease the Groove" ok to do? Or do you have to rest for the full 2-3 days (which would mean you can only workout 3 times per week) to get the best results and full nervous system recovery?

In my response, I recommend: -The NatureBeat app