July 17, 2013 Podcast: Does Fish Oil Cause Prostate Cancer, Are Body Fat Scales Accurate, Is Milk Healthy, How To Use A Standing Workstation, What To Eat Before Surgery, and How To Run Downhill.
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If you're looking for a topic we covered in the past – we have released the Ben Greenfield Fitness Top Hits, Vol. 1. Including:
1. The Benefits of Fish vs. Fish Oil
2. The Best Ways to Stop Hair Loss
3. Increase Your Hematocrit & Oxygen Levels
4. Strengthen Your Immune System & Shorten the Duration of a Cold
5. Top 10 Ways to Boost Drive
6. Get Rid of Migraines Naturally
7. Become a Curvaceous, Lean, Ripped Female Athlete Without Destroying Your Health
8. Stop Side Stitches as Fast as Possible
9. Is It Possible for a Vegan to Be a Healthy Endurance Athlete
10. How Much Water Do You Really Need to Drink Each Day
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Does Fish Oil Cause Prostate Cancer? – Kelsey and Morimasa both asked @ 00:20:56
The headline “Fish oils may raise prostate cancer risks, study confirms (NBC News)” grabbed a lot of people's attention. What is your opinion on this study?
~ In my response, I mention SuperEssentials fish oil.
Are Body Fat Scales Accurate? – Body Fat says @ 00:28:48
She is curious how accurate body fat measuring gadgets and scales actually are. The one she used asked her age, height and weight and then she held on to two hand sensors for a minute. It told he she was 15% body fat (she is 25 and weighs 135-140lbs)… is that a good target or is that too low/too high?
Is Milk Healthy? – Jim says @ 00:40:48
Would like to know how lactose is processed by the body. How is it different from glucose, sucrose and fructose? How does it effect insulin levels and blood sugar levels? Also can you touch on IGF? A big portion (50-90%) of his carb intake is from milk sugar (2 to 3 gallons a week of grass fed, non-homogenized, pasteurized) should he change that? He has no issues with dairy.
How To Use A Standing Workstation – Standing Desk says @ 00:50:28
She uses a standing work station (for 4-6 hours a day) and has noticed that her recovery time after a hard workout has been drastically lengthened since she started standing. Is there a scientific reason for that or is it all in her head?
What To Eat Before Surgery – Steve says @ 00:56:29
He is scheduled for slap-tear surgery on his right shoulder just 3 days after IM Steelhead 70.3. Is there anything he should do in the 3 days between the race and the surgery? He doesn't want to go into surgery too beat up. Any advice for not gaining weight during the recovery period would be appreciated as well.
~ In my response, I recommend loading on proteolytic enzymes like Recoverease prior to surgery and also taking Capraflex post surgery at 12 per day. I recommend this Recovery Pack. I also recommend this free e-book “How To Recover Like Wolverine from X-Men” and smell sticks for appetite control along with greens, amino acids, MPX100 and coconut oil.
How To Run Downhill – Tim says @ 01:08:26
He is currently training for a half marathon (starts at 9,500 feet of elevation ending at 12,000 feet). It's a very technical course with some very steep downhills on a road. He was pretty beat up by it last year and is looking for some ways to go a little faster, lessen the impact of the downhill and fuel for this race.
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