384: The Best Biohacks For Joint Health, Best Warm-Ups & Cool-Downs, How To Increase Your Body Symmetry, Healing Nerve Damage & More!

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April 12, 2018 podcast: 384 – The Best Biohacks For Joint Health, How To Increase Your Body Symmetry, The Best Way To Warm-Up & Cool-Down, and How To Heal Nerve Damage.

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Listener Q&A [00:26:39]

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

The Best Biohacks For Joint Health [00:26:48]

Kelly says:  My question is, how do I take care of my joints moving forward (I am 52). What do you recommend for exercise, diet, and supplements? I am particularly interested in diet and whether food sensitivities and allergies play a role in osteoarthritis. And if they do, how do I test for that? I have had both hips replaced and I am a former competitive tennis player and a long time athlete. I also found out from DNAFit that I have the genetic marker for osteoarthritis.

How To Increase Your Body Symmetry [00:37:53]

Trent says: The muscles on my left side of my body are bigger and more defined than on my right side. This is true all over my body – my back, chest, arms, legs, shoulders and even my abs. Is this some sort of hormonal issue or maybe something else I am doing? I work out regularly (3 times per week) resistance training + HIIT twice a week, and yoga once per week.

In my response, I recommend:
Body dysmorphic disorder

The Best Way To Warm-Up & Cool-Down [00:47:28]

Conor says: What are the best warm-ups and cool-downs? Do they differ depending on what workout you are doing (cardio, muscular endurance or strength)? I would like to know how best to prime my body before a workout and how to cool down and recovery after.

How To Heal Nerve Damage [00:58:57]

Brian says: In all your research have you found anything that can heal nerves? I have an acute spinal injury and severe nerve damage in my spine. I use CBD daily, I adhere to a raw and whole food diet, and workout every day.

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4 thoughts on “384: The Best Biohacks For Joint Health, Best Warm-Ups & Cool-Downs, How To Increase Your Body Symmetry, Healing Nerve Damage & More!

  1. kara says:

    Ben, really fantastic episode! I’ve been dealing with nearly debilitating nerve pain for the past 4 weeks or so..curious to learn more about an iodine deficiency. I have also had symptoms of an iodine deficiency although I do tend to eat a lot of seaweed in my diet.

    My question for you is what is the dosage recommended for the Lugol’s iodine you mentioned.. I have seen many different recommendations online but I am specifically looking for dosage info regarding deficiency related/causing the nerve pain…thank you in advance!


    1. I am not a doctor and this is not to be taken, interpreted or construed as medical advice. Please talk with a licensed medical professional about this. Around 25mg though, and here's everything you need to know: http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/… These are just my own personal thoughts and not a prescription or a diagnosis or any form of health care whatsoever.

  2. Ken Thompson says:

    I sure do enjoy learning all that you take the time to send us Ben. I am a 54 year old male, a Texas High School Coach and teacher who has no money because I’m gladly paying for my daughter to go to college. I can’t afford the supplements you recommend but I do as many of the cheap or free things that you promote. Cold showers, big healthy smoothies, lots of sardines, gratitude journals. I love to test my body, God created an incredible masterpiece. I do hurt most of the time from training and I do include a lot of tumeric in my smoothies. Any other suggestions you can give me for more energy and less soreness, (cheap) I would appreciate it. Thank you again for the weekly info, I really look forward to your posts.

  3. Brendon says:

    I have a follow-up to your response on joint health. I also have issues with arthritis in my hip and neck. I was curious what your thoughts our on any of the following:

    – stem cell injections
    – local infrared device
    – cryo therapy
    – myo buddy

    I’m following an anti inflammatory diet and follow similar supplementation to what you recommend. I’m 43 and hoping to avoid hip or neck surgery in my 50s / 60s, and wonder what other techniques (like above) may help.


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