Published on March 28, 2012
In this Mar 28, 2012 free audio podcast: What Blood Tests To Ask Your Doctor For When You Go In For Your Physical. Also: what is oil pulling, the run/walk protocol, improving tendon and ligament strength, enhancing mobility for olympic lifting, recovering from hamstring tears, a ketogenic diet for killing cancer cells, compex sport elite for building strength, choosing types of flour, hashimotos and nightshades, and c1/c2 vertebrae misalignment.
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Audio question from Matt:
Wants to know what he should ask his doctor about at his annual physical.
Audio question from Dave:
Curious about Oil Pulling.
Audio question from Jenn:
Is returning to running after injury and wondering about using a very frequent but short walk/run technique.
~ In my response to Jenn, I mention Jeff Galloway's walk/run ratios.
Audio question from Jared:
How to improve tendon and ligament strength and durability.
~ In my response to Jared, I recommend Capraflex.
Audio question from Bob:
Looking for recommendations for mobility exercises to help with Olympic Lifting.
~ In my response to Bob I reference these two videos:
Audio question from Chuck:
Help with recovering from a hamstring tear. Also can a ketogenic diet starve out cancer cells?
Audio question from John:
Wants some ideas for Compex Sport Elite protocols.
Can I select whatever type of flour I like? Or, is there any important things I should look at?
I just got done listening to episode 180 when you mention that people with Hashimotos should avoid nightshades. I am 37, and was diagnosed with Hahsi's at 16. I feel pretty good for the most part. I maintain an active lifestyle, and have good energy in all that I do. I treat my Hashi's with synthroid (.150mcg) and monitor the condition pretty much through blood work. I have a couple questions regarding nightshade food. 1) What exactly are the reasons they should be avoided? 2) How do I know if they are having a negative effect on me? 3) Should they be avoided if there is no noticeable effect?
~ In my response, I recommend the book: Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests Are Normal?
There was a day, basically out of boredom, where I decided to go as hard as I could for as long as I could. I don't remember how long this was, perhaps 20-30 minutes at a full out, gut-busting pace until I all but collapsed on the floor, dizzy and on the verge of throwing up. During the run, however, lets say 3/4 of the way through, I literally felt a “pop” in my brain (or somewhere…) not imagined; and though it was many years ago, I remember the feeling/sensation clearly. It was definitely some physical feeling that at age 15 I was essentially too dumb to worry about. After the run was finished, I was dizzy for a while, then I went home and the rest of the day as normal. Here's the unusual part: that weekend, when I went for my normal group run with my team, I was all of a sudden much fitter than anyone else. And, at what I now considered an effortless pace, was destroying all my teammates. I have tried since then to replicate this feeling – this “pop” I experienced – but have never been able to do it. I have also, in all my studies, conversations with specialists and physiologists and other experts, never had an explanation of what this may have been and how it may have affected my fitness at the time so immediately and dramatically. Any ideas or thoughts? I doubt you have this question in your archives!
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