#286: The Potato Diet, How To Biohack Your Office, How Much Liver Is Too Much & More!

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July 2, 2014 Podcast: Is The Potato Diet Healthy, How To Biohack Your Office, How Much Liver Is Too Much, Natural Remedies for Receding Gums, and Itchy Skin After Hard Workouts.

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

Is The Potato Diet Healthy

Becky asks: She had to have her wisdom teeth removed and ended up being on an all mashed potato diet for a few days. During that time, she felt very healthy and fast and ended up losing a bit of weight that week as well. She has heard of people going on a “potato fast” and is wondering what you think about it and the research? It seems frugal and healthy… especially considering her Irish ancestry.

How To Biohack Your Office

Heather asks: She recently got her first “office job” in many years (cubicles, dirty electricity, EMF, wifi) and is looking for guidance. If you, Ben, were forced to work in an office, what would you bring with you into the office to help mitigate the toxins. Can you walk through a day of “What Ben Would Do” in an office job?

In my response I recommend:
Ten Minute Exercise Routine
Negative ion generator
HEPA Air Filter
-Glass structured water bottle: Flaska or i9
Iodine
Focal upright standing workstation
EMF Blocking Underwear
Oil of Oregano for cleaning
Chlorella (use 10% discount code BEN at EnergyBits.com)
-My “Biohacking A Healthy Home” book with bonus EMF video

How Much Liver Is Too Much?

Kathy asks: She has been taking desiccated liver powder (instead of organ meat) for a while now and is feeling good. Is it safe to take it everyday? She knows that you should only eat organ meats 1 or 2 times a week but does this also apply to the powder?

In my response I recommend:
NOW Foods Liver Powder
US Wellness Meats

Natural Remedies for Receding Gums

Matt asks: His wife just had a Free Soft Tissue grab with her dentist to fix some gum recession. He also has some gum recession and is hoping to avoid the same procedure. Do you know of any supplements or techniques he can use to regrow his gums… or is he just out of luck? He has been trying liposomal Coq10 with his eggs at breakfast (taken with a fatty meal).

In my response I recommend:
Mountain Rose Herbs for essential oils

Itchy Skin After Hard Workouts

Skyler asks: Where ever she does a mildly intense workout (20min of kettle bells or a little running speed work) she has a lot of trouble sleeping at night. Her body gets wired and she is itching in her skin. What is going on with her nervous system that is causing this and what can she do about it?

In my response I recommend:
Fish Oil

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5 thoughts on “#286: The Potato Diet, How To Biohack Your Office, How Much Liver Is Too Much & More!

  1. ECMorgan says:

    FYI for anyone looking for activated charcoal: it's available at The Vitamin Shoppe! And it's good for a lot of things in addition to using it as toothpaste.

  2. Andrew_Sam says:

    Ben
    Another great informative show. Where you going to link to a Glass Structured Water Bottle?
    The link is to filters.
    Cheers

  3. Brian_Beaven says:

    I've done several potato hacks or what I call starch resets. I've clients lose a lot of weight quickly doing a starch reset. I've blogged about my experiences with potato hacks.
    http://primal-bodhi.blogspot.com/2014/02/4-day-po… http://primal-bodhi.blogspot.com/2014/02/monday-h…

    But there is another potato diet out there that is really interesting.
    http://www.20potatoesaday.com/

    He lost weight and improved his health eating 20 potatoes a day. See that is where a lot of people that try to do a potato hack mess it up. They eat too few potatoes. The secret is…the more potatoes you eat the more weight you lose. It is not a starvation diet.

    Potatoes are extremely nutritious. They have a lot of Vitamin C. So if a sailor had potatoes on board he would not get scurvy. Its when the potatoes run out and they turn to the grains that they develop scurvy. White potatoes also have complete protein.
    http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-an…

    The score a 109 on the amino acid score. They are 7% protein. 1 potato supplies 48% of the Vitamin C one needs. They score a 52 on completeness score which is really good.

    1. That's good info – thanks Brian!

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