Q&A 426: Does Being Overweight Help You Live Longer?, The Dark Side Of Fasting, The Latest On Caffeine & Exercise Performance, Boosting Nitric Oxide & Much More!

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Listener Q&A:

Boosting nitric oxide…51:53

Neil asks: What are your go-to methods for boosting nitric oxide, and how do you increase blood flow before and during your workout?

Should you work out your legs every day?…1:01:00

Joey asks: Can you work out your legs every day like other parts of your body, like your abs?

In my response, I recommend:

  • Joey's Hot Sauce (use code BEN20 to save 20%) (made by the guy who asked the question)

When does fasting become unhealthy?…1:06:30

Ariam from Amsterdam asks: Are there benefits for fasting more than 72 hours, and is there a maximum amount of time before it begins to be unhealthy?

In my response, I recommend:

  • Daily fast:
    • For pre-menopausal women:
      • 10-12 hour intermittent fasting as often as possible but not exceeding 12 hours
      • Frequent fasting done for longer than 12 hours is not good from an endocrine standpoint (hormones, fertility, etc.)
    • For men and post-menopausal women:
      • 12-16 hours to harness the longevity or metabolic benefits of intermittent fasting
  • Weekly up-to-a-month fast:
    • To tap into the benefits of longer fasting periods: 24-hour fast 1-4x a month (24-hour dinner-to-dinner fast (one meal a day)
  • Quarterly clean-up fast:

How much Carnivore Diet is too much?…1:12:30

Anna asks: I recently tried a 28-day Carnivore Diet challenge, and really struggled with it. I just couldn't handle the diet with some preexisting conditions with celiac and whatnot. I ended up losing 17 pounds before I finally had to stop. Did I do something wrong? Is there a better time frame I could go with the Carnivore Diet?

In my response, I recommend:


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6 thoughts on “Q&A 426: Does Being Overweight Help You Live Longer?, The Dark Side Of Fasting, The Latest On Caffeine & Exercise Performance, Boosting Nitric Oxide & Much More!

  1. John McKenzie says:

    Funny how he a product to push for every question asked.

  2. William says:

    This should be re-titled “how much stuff can you sell in one podcast?”

  3. Mike says:

    This Q&A Podcast that Ben has is hands down the best ones that he has, with the most useful and helpful information.

    That being said I’d have to take issue with Ben’s promotion of the Copper Vortexer (Note there’s a PVC version too!). This device is supposed to make “Structured water” whatever that’s supposed to be.

    Here is what Wikipedia says about this-

    “Hexagonal water, also known as structured water, is a term used in a marketing scam[1][2] that claims the ability to create a certain configuration of water that is better for the body.[3] The term “hexagonal water” refers to a cluster of water molecules forming a hexagonal shape that supposedly enhances nutrient absorption, removes metabolic wastes, and enhances cellular communication, among other things.[4] Similar to the dihydrogen monoxide hoax, the scam takes advantage of the consumer’s limited knowledge of chemistry, physics, and physiology. … The concept of hexagonal water clashes with several established scientific ideas. ”

    I genuinely think that Ben believes in this stuff. He seems entranced by gadgets that supposedly impart magical qualities to water. That doesn’t mean you have to.

    The material that Ben reports from peer reviewed journals as was done elsewhere in this same podcast is useful information. You have to separate the wheat from the chaff..

    1. will says:

      I don’t know if I would totally trust Wikipedia, I am not saying to trust Ben on everything. He does talk a lot about Bruce Lipton and The Biology of Belief.

    2. Nic says:

      I don’t know about the machines, but structured water does exist in nature. The concept itself isn’t a scam.

  4. Pino says:

    maybe you aren’t aware of this but Pellegrino is a sub Company of Nestle and they doing and did alot of Bad things especially in Africa. Nestles Values doesn’t aleign with a Christianity so i would recommend you not supporting this.

    Much Love

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