378: The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick, The Brain Shrinking Myth, Does Weed Lower Testosterone & Much More.

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Jan 18, 2017 Podcast: 378 – The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick, Does Weed Lower Testosterone, Do Exogenous Ketones Actually Put You Into True Ketosis, Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes.

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

The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick

Randy says: I recently read a study that fascinated me – and seemed a little too good to be true. The participants did a 30 second sprint (I think it was on a bike) in a fasted state. And that is all. And this resulted in fat loss. The concept being that sprinting in a fasted state increases leptin receptors which makes your body think that leptin levels are high therefore it blunts your appetite and raises fat metabolism. I wondered if you knew anything about this concept?

Does Weed Lower Testosterone?

Brian says: I am looking at a study from 1979 called “The Effects of cannabinoids on testosterone and protein synthesis“. They found that THC and CBD actually inhibited testosterone production in the rats. This seems like bad news for those of us who use those. So I wanted to get your thoughts on it and any other research you might know about.

Do Exogenous Ketones Actually Put You Into True Ketosis?

Lele says: I am wondering if the products that contain ketone salts (like Ketoburst) put you into actual ketosis (the kind that comes from the liver and blood) or is it is a false ketosis? Are they the same thing or is one better than the other?

Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes

Margie says: I am looking for some advice on lowering the effects of menopause (hot flashes and dry lady parts) by using flax seeds and soy lecithin granules. I have been taking 3 tbsp of fresh ground flax for a month and have noticed softer hair and better facial skin tone. I want to add 3 tbsp of soy lecithin as well. Am I on the right track? Is this a good idea for daily consumption? I am 54 years old and in super terrific physical shape!

In my response, I recommend:
Black Cohosh
Soy isoflavones

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4 thoughts on “378: The 30 Second Fat Loss Trick, The Brain Shrinking Myth, Does Weed Lower Testosterone & Much More.

  1. Nik says:

    Hello Ben and Brock, thanks for the great podcast! I was curious if you had any thoughts about the possible effects of consuming a chaga mushroom supplement around exersise due to its high ORAC value?

    1. Nik says:

      haha sorry i meant exercise, thanks again!

    2. I haven't seen evidence that it would NOT blunt the hormetic response to exercise, so I'd save for later…

  2. Ivo says:

    How long should you wait after exercise to take curcumin, vitamin c etc to NOT blunt the hormetic response?

    Do you have a list of foods/substances that blunt the hormetic response?

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