343: How To Burn More Fat At Work, Fixing Adrenal Fatigue, How Your Genes Affect Your Diet & More!

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January 14, 2016 Podcast: How To Burn More Fat At Work, Fixing Adrenal Fatigue, How Your Genes Affect Your Diet & More!

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How To Burn More Fat At Work

Katie says: She has a question on CT, HRV and standing desks. She has a standing desk on the days her HRV says she needs to recover she uses ice packs at her desk. On days where she has good HRV and a strong nervous system, she wears 30 pound weighted vest for an hour. Can she do both at the same time? Can she use ice packs for CT, and wear the weight vest while at her standing desk?

How To Fix Adrenal Fatigue

James says: He was recently diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue and he’s wondering if you can do a comprehensive guide for exactly what your protocol would be for how to mitigate and eliminate adrenal fatigue?

How To Naturally Repel Insects

Robyn says: She's from Canada but currently training in Thailand. Her question is why are some people more susceptible to mosquito bites than others,  and why do some have worse reaction? Also,  is deet dangerous? And is there anything that can be done or any natural remedies that can reduce mosquito bites?

In my response, I recommend:
These natural insect repellants
These essential oils

What To Do About Exercise Induced Headaches

Sharon says: Her daughter, who's 17, has exercise induced headaches, and has had them since 8 or 9 years old. She gets them after working up a sweat, running mile, playing soccer etc.  They were hoping she'd just grow out of them but she's had them for 10 years, and  no doctor has a good answer for them. What are your thoughts?


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13 thoughts on “343: How To Burn More Fat At Work, Fixing Adrenal Fatigue, How Your Genes Affect Your Diet & More!

  1. Celia says:

    I just purchased the overtraining and adrenal recovery 12 week training plan. I get a list of exercises to do with no descriptions, no links to see what the exercise is, and links that go nowhere. I’d like to cancel the subscription and get my money back.

    1. Hi Ceila – Are you able to contact [email protected] with this, as that doesn't sound right. They will be able to help you out either way. Thanks and sorry for the confusion!

  2. Dina says:

    What is the best Heart Rate Monitor to use with NatureBeat GFS App please?

    1. Polar H7 amzn.to/1VwWf2q

  3. Tim says:

    Duet for your ukes – Train Song done by Feist and Ben Gibbard. Very easy to play and made for a male and female voice. Go for it, I learned this one pretty easily.

  4. Todd says:

    Ben, what do you think about Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Outdoor and Camping Repeller Devices for repelling insects? It uses a single butane cartridge, which heats a repellent mat releasing allethrin, a synthetic copy of the natural repellent found in chrysanthemum flowers. Safe? https://amzn.to/2ClMXpc

    1. To me, although I couldn't find any long-term studies, this looks to be relatively safe. I think it would be okay.

  5. Keith says:

    Hey Ben, the jaw realignment / HRV thing is really interesting. What type of therapist / practitioner did you see to have it done?

    1. Her name is Tracy Ellis and you can find her here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-ellis-588b43a3

  6. Brett says:

    Hey Ben, what is the single best book on gut health in your opinion?

    1. Oh it depends on WHAT the gut issues are really. But at this point I'd say this one: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/08/clean…

  7. Ken says:

    While I run I beelch a lot. Will this slow my run down and how do you cure this. Normally I don’t beelch that much rest of day.


    1. Nasal breathing! There is a full section in my book at beyondtrainingbook.com on how to turn running into a form of moving meditation. I highly recommend you read that section and implement what I teach there.

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