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Jan 20, 2016

January 21, 2016 Podcast: Fish Oil & Fat Loss, Is The Wim Hof Method Dangerous, The Dietary Cure For Acne And 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.

Is Wim Hof Method Dangerous?

Matt says:  Are there any dangers with the Wim Hof method? For example, lack of oxygen to the brain or forcing yourself into hyperventilation. Are there any health risks?

The Dietary Cure For Acne (And A Natural Anti-Acne Facewash)

Kyle says: What are options for a healthy cure for acne? He's heard about different essential oils but is there a particular all natural facewash you recommend?

How To Fix The Damage From A Concussion

Jimmy says: You have talked a lot about brain health but he's particularly interested in hearing about how to recover from concussions. He's 25 years old and has had about 8 or 9 concussions, some have involved significant black out time, and he's wondering if you can help provide insight into some things he should be doing to help his brain?

How To Increase Your Appetite

Michael says: He's a hockey player trying to gain weight. He's 5'10" and 160 pounds, he needs to be over 180 pounds to remain competitive. He's tried drinking a gallon of whole milk every day but that doesn't seem sustainable from a health perspective, what would you recommend to help him increase his appetite in a healthy way?


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