#231: Is The Best Fat Loss Diet For People Also The Best Fat Loss Diet For Your Pet?

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Feb 27, 2013 free podcast: Is The Best Fat Loss Diet For People Also The Best Fat Loss Diet For Your Pet? Also: what to eat to prevent cold sores, can you use sodium bicarbonate for performance, what to do about calf pain, eating maple syrup for training and racing, and taking Phenocane for SI Joint pain.

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Angie says @ 00:33:41
She gets cold sores and is wondering if taking a broad spectrum amino acid supplement with L-arginine would inhibit the effectiveness of the L-lysine… or, moreover, what would use suggest for supplementation to reduce cold sores.

Daniela says @ 00:39:40
Is wondering if human weight loses strategies would work for animals? Specifically her dog. Also, she can't make it to the Superhuman Event in March and is wondering if there are any other events that you would suggest or recommend to your listeners.

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Eliot says @ 00:55:01
He was reading about using sodium bicarbonate. He understands it can cause some major GI issues. but what about using it with the magnesium oil as a trans-dermal supplement (dissolving some baking soda and rubbing on)? Would that work? Is it legal? Would it have any effect on longer distances (the studies I have seen are shorter/middle distance stuff)? (He understands the energy system for longer distance racing is different – there may be less lactic acid build up, but assumes that in a 3hr marathon there would be some benefit)

~ In my response I talk about Transdermal magnesium oil, Transdermal bath flakes and Oxaloacetate.

Jack says @ 01:05:21
He is a 15 year old soccer player and he has a “calf burn” in his anterior and posterior calf muscles. It only happens during games – not practice or conditioning. When it flairs up, it hurts/burns like fire every time he steps. The pain is a 6 out of 9 (worse in the morning). He occasionally wears knee bands but not consistently. Soccer season is almost here and he is worried about his calves.

~ In my response to Jack, I recommend the rumble roller and also the muscletrac.

Jenna says @ 01:11:14
She is gearing up for Ironman and is wondering if she could use Maple Syrup for training and racing. It tastes so good… she is Canadian.

~ In my response I mention the Superhuman Coach Pros and Cons of Organic Maple Syrup.

Paula says @ 01:17:47
She is looking for more information regarding Phenocane especially in relation to its effect on the SI Joint.

~ In my response, I refer to Phenocane. Also my book at www.runwithnopain.com and how to self adjust SI joint.

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18 thoughts on “#231: Is The Best Fat Loss Diet For People Also The Best Fat Loss Diet For Your Pet?

  1. Nice blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What host are you using?
    Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  2. Near the end of the podcast, Brock had me at "cabane a sucre." Another fond childhood memory for this Canadian across the U.S. border! Nice to hear my maple syrup supply is doing me some good, too.

  3. Blaine says:

    Ben, I've been following your Tri-Ripped program but can only do the workouts in the morning in a fasted state. Since most of the workouts are high intensity I've been using Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter prior to the workout so that I don't crash in the middle of an interval. From your response to Jenna's maple syrup question it sounds like I should discontinue this practice due to the sugar content. Would a nut butter with coconut oil mixed in be a better choice? Thanks!

    1. Yes, I would definitely go for unsweetened version instead!

  4. ReneeAnn says:

    Ben, the oxigenated magnesium sounds interesting. But, when I read the wiki on reactive oxygen species (ros), it sounds a bit scary. I wonder if you would address this when you give us your report after you try the product? I'm hoping that the medicine or poison is in the dose, not the substance itself. Love the podcast! :)

    1. This is WAY different stuff than ROS, but I'll get into that in a future podcast!

  5. Daniela says:

    Wow, what an awesome and eye-opening answer to my doggy question. Thank YOU! I can’t believe we’d been doing everything wrong (following the vet’s advice).
    The family doggy loves me even more now. I’m the ‘good food’ person – haha!
    I’m back in England now, but my help at the parent’s home in Sac is always appreciated :)
    Eternally grateful,

  6. Danny says:

    Ben ( or others) can you please point us listeners towards a good oxaloacetate supplement.?

  7. Alex says:

    Hi Ben:
    In this and previous podcasts you talked about transdermal magnesium but never mentioned Epsom Salts. Are they a good way to get transdermal magnesium too? Tim Ferriss mentioned it in another podcast so I thought I'd ask you. Thanks.

    1. Suboptimal compared to transdermal magnesium, or even the use of these flakes, Alex <a href="http://:http://www.magneticclay.com/120-flakes-74-custom.html:http://www.magneticclay.com/120-flakes-74-custom.html<br />Here's another good read for you https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2011/10/why-i-slather-my-body-with-magnesium-oil-after-every-hard-workout/

      1. Sandy says:

        This link doesn't work (magnesium oil).

  8. Ron says:

    Hi Ben,
    In the podcast, you mention taking 4 phenocane per day to help with your pulled muscle (chest). I seem to recall in the past you have said take 8-10 phenocane per day to mitigate pain. Which is best in your opinion for muscle pain from strain or overuse? Is 8-10 per day overkill? Or did I dream the 8-10 recommendation?

    1. 8-10 per day is good, but I also use a ton of turmeric on my food and am also taking capraflex. First two days i was injured I did 8/day…

      1. Ron says:

        Ok, thanks. I am dealing with a strained calf. Doing 10 phenocane & 9 capraflex per day. Also 5 MAP (10 on workout days). The calf has been chronic for months due to running. Finally taking some days off to rest it and it's getting better. I also do lots of turmeric and raw ginger in my morning smoothies.

      2. Hi Ben and Broc!! Is phenocane safe for daily use? I am training for half marathons and want to get into the low 1:20s but right now my biggest inhibitor is recovery.

        1. Phenocane is for injuries. Check here for recovery: http://pacificfit.net/

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