April 18, 2013 Podcast: Lasik eye surgery for sports performance, natural remedies for restless leg syndrome, how to get rid of side stitches, can blood sugar go up during exercise, which artificial sweeteners are good, and is bench press bad for your shoulders?
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- The “4-2-4” sleep cycle. Do you do this or have you tried it?
- Red light therapy for enhancing endurance performance…anybody use red light?
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6. Get Rid of Migraines Naturally
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Craig asks @ 00:32:38
After listening to the interview with Dr Cobb, he was wondering if Lasik (laser) Eye surgery might positively effect performance.
Ian asks @ 00:42:27
His father has Restless Legs. Every night when he goes to bed his legs and shoulders twitch. He doesn't take any supplements but he does have lowish thyroid. Would like to know what he should be eating or taking. Could this be an inflammatory issue?
~ In my response, I recommend: Magnesium lotion, Floradix, Full spectrum antioxidant with Vitamin C and E, such as LifeShotz, Bitter melon extract, Valerian Root, Folic acid, Near Infrared, and Fish oil.
Sidestitch says @ 00:53:10
She gets a left sided stitch when she drinks more than 4oz of water on a long run (she also gets an annoying sloshing feeling) and also at the end of shorter more intense sessions, if she has eaten less than 2 hours before. What's up with that and how can she stop it? Also, is there an easy way to find topics that have been covered on past podcasts?
~ This response can be found as part of the Ben Greenfield Fitness Top Hits, Vol. 1.
Jim says @ 01:13:17
He is 46 years old and has been performing fasted workouts for the last 25 years. Lately he has been keeping an eye on his glucose levels due to a fasted glucose test of 129 and an A1C of 4.8. He noticed that during his hard fasted workouts his blood glucose increases up to 35 points. He has increased his cinnamon intake, is only eating carbs after workouts and is supporting his liver with bitter melon. He is curious if there is a way of quantifying that 35 point rise in terms of calories released by the liver.
~ In my response to Jim, I mention bitter melon extract.
Katie asks @ 01:19:50
She knows there are a lot of artificial sweeteners in low carb products and would like to know the pros and cons of them. She also likes to drink tea and chew gum during her morning fasts and would like to know how artificial sweeteners can effect fasting.
~ In my response, I mention this B-Fresh gum.
Matthew says @ 01:27:29
On a previous podcast you mentioned that you are not a fan of the bench press and is wondering if you could expound on that and if you could suggest some alternatives.