#310: The Menstrual Cycle And Athletic Performance, How To Get Kids To Grow Taller, Fueling For Soccer Matches & More!

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Feb 25, 2015 Podcast: How To Get Kids To Grow As Tall As Possible, How To Handle House Guests Who Don't Eat Healthy, Can Ketosis Cause Dental Plaque, and 5 Ways To Naturally Fuel For A Soccer Match.

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Listener Q&A:

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

How To Get Kids To Grow As Tall As Possible

Tony says: He is wondering if you know of any tips, nutrition advice or biohacks that can help his 14-year-old son reach his full height potential. He has become quite the athlete and wants to play football in high school.

How To Handle House Guests Who Don't Eat Healthy

Carrie says: She wants to know how you and Jessa handle having house guests who don't share the same dietary concerns and habits as you. She is finding it harder and harder to cook for other people. She gets tired of telling house guests to bring things like juice, bread, a toaster and that sort of stuff when they come to visit.

In my response, I recommend:
-The book Never Eat Alone
-The book Mastermind Dinners

Can Ketosis Cause Dental Plaque?

Will says: He likes to keep himself in mild ketosis because it helps with his ADHD and other things but he has noticed that he is getting a lot more dental plaque. Is that related to ketosis or is he imagining things?

In my response, I recommend:
WaterPik

5 Ways To Naturally Fuel For A Soccer Match

Julian says: He is wondering how you would fuel for a soccer match. Any supplements or gels? UCAN? The game has 2 x 45min halves and a 20 minute  half time. He knows you talk a lot about triathlon fueling but what about field sports? Football or even basketball?

In my response, I recommend:
-Frequent glycolytic surges combined with rapid fueling…
-Chia seeds + honey + sea salt in water bottle (prefer coconut water).
Natural Force Raw Tea before, Iskiate Endurance during and Recovery after. “BEN10” will get you 10% off all supplements there.
-UCAN + MCT oil + amino acids + electrolytes as described in this post.
Fat based energy gels at 1-2/hour.
-“Acceptable” energy bar (e.g. Onnit Hemp Force, BonkBreaker, Hammer – 15% discount code 80244 at HammerNutrition.com, Epic Bar, Pemmican, etc.).

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2 thoughts on “#310: The Menstrual Cycle And Athletic Performance, How To Get Kids To Grow Taller, Fueling For Soccer Matches & More!

  1. John says:

    Hi Ben,

    How do feel about the folic acid in the kids supplements?

    I’d like to give my daughter a multivitamin but the folic acid worries me.

    Thanks.

    1. You need to look for the form "5-methyl-tetra-hydrofolate" . You can read more about that here: http://chriskresser.com/folate-vs-folic-acid

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