357: The Great Olive Oil Hoax, Warrior vs. Worrier Gene, Maintaining Muscle During Endurance Exercise, The Ultimate Guide To Napping & More.

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August 3, 2016 Podcast: 357:  The Great Olive Oil Hoax, Warrior vs. Worrier Gene, Maintaining Muscle During Endurance Exercise, The Ultimate Guide To Napping & More.

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The Ultimate Guide To Napping

Grant says: He recently saw your Snapchat story on napping. You said you naturally wake up after a 20-30 minutes daily nap and its part of your ritual. He's curious how your body naturally goes 20-40 minutes and wakes up by itself without an alarm? What does it mean if you nap longer, like 2-4 hours?

How Much Coffee Can You Drink If You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Dalice says: She loves the podcast! After the recent podcast with Dr. Chopra, she has a question about coffee while breastfeeding. The studies showed that coffee consumption had little impact on the child when pregnant, is this still the case when breastfeeding? She has a 4.5 month old daughter and she wants to know if she can safely drink caffeinated coffee while breastfeeding.

In my response, I recommend:

How To Maintain Muscle During Long Endurance Exercise

Aleksi says: He loves the podcast and he's been listening for many years. His question regards hiking. He's going to Norway for a week-long hiking trip and he's wondering how he can keep himself healthy and not lose too much muscle during the trip, with the least amount of weight to carry? And would that change if he were to hike a 2000m Appalachian trail instead of a week-long hike?

Warrior vs. Worrier Gene

Cathy says: She loves the podcast. She has a question about the COMT mutation, which she has. She knows it means you can have a hard time breaking down catecholamines. She has major insomnia issues, if she's out late at night she just can't wind down, she feels like she has adrenaline and cortisol issues going on, and its really difficult for her to fall asleep. She's wondering if you have any advice for people with the COMT mutation and if there's anything they can do to help breakdown the catecholamines that would help her get more into her parasympathetic nervous system?

In my response, I recommend:
Thorne multivitamin
Magnesium lotion
DIM
For Worrier: Brain Food
23andme

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6 thoughts on “357: The Great Olive Oil Hoax, Warrior vs. Worrier Gene, Maintaining Muscle During Endurance Exercise, The Ultimate Guide To Napping & More.

  1. Paul says:

    what about dosing for the bpc-157 or for lgd-4033

    Thanks!

    1. Paul, you can find dosing for BPC 157 here: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2016/05/how-to-u… and stay tuned for the article on LGD-4033

  2. Terrence says:

    You kind of glossed over it on the napping question, but I’d be curious to hear more about your experiment of Valium on long-haul flights! I don’t consume any alcohol but I don’t sleep well on flights of any kind so I was curious about this.

    1. This would be a great one to call into the podcast! <a href="http://www.speakpipe.com/bengreenfield” target=”_blank”>www.speakpipe.com/bengreenfield and try keep it under one minute

  3. Randy says:

    Can you compare and contrast BPC-157 and TB-500. I know they are similar but what usages would one be better for than the other?

    1. Great question for us to cover on the podcast, can you call it in? Speakpipe.com/bengreenfield and keep it under one minute if possible.

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