389: Is A Low Carb Diet Bad For You?, Coconut Oil Controversy, Inulin In Energy Bars, Reversing The Damage of EMF & Much More!

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Two post-recording notes for this podcast from Ben: “1) I neglected to mention that float tanks are indeed a wonderful way to hydrate the body with magnesium, and are like epsom salts or magnesium chloride baths “on steroids” for cellular rehydration; 2) PEMF is a technology that can mitigate damages of EMF. I discuss that here.”

Aug 30, 2018, Q&A Episode 389: How To Biohack A Float Tank Experience, Reversing The Damage of EMF, Training With The Maffetone Method, and C-60 For Anti-Aging.

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Listener Q&A [00:29:48]

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

How To Biohack A Float Tank Experience [00:32:25]

Shane says: Wondering if you know of anything that you can take when you go into a float tank? I have had great experiences so far but I would LOVE to go deeper!

Reversing The Damage of EMF [00:49:30]

Sheridan (and Chris) says: I am curious of your thoughts around biohacking tools if you have worked in a high EMF exposure area? Is there something you can do, after the fact? For example, I work in a shopping center and the whole center's meters are right outside our window. — Chris also asked a similar question about how to undo the damage of working at places like AT&T and Apple for his entire career.

In my response, I recommend:
My interview with Dr. Mercola on how to reverse damage from EMF
-Ben’s “How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home” book
The “EMF/Tinfoil hat” book Ben mentions
-Ketone esters (Ben mentions HVMN and Ketoblitz brands)
Water and Wellness Molecular Hydrogen
Lugol's iodine (no more than 1,100 mcg of iodine per day – the tolerable upper limit)
Thorne Resveracel
Time release melatonin
Thorne 5-Hydroxytryptophan
Doc Parsley's Sleep Remedy
-Red blood cell support (I recommend this stack from Biotropic Labs)
TianChi for full spectrum antioxidant support along with large intake of wild plants/herbs/spices
Thorne curcumin
Aquatru Trace Liquid Mineral drops or Natural Vitality Trace Mineral shots
Colima Salt

Training With The Maffetone Method [01:06:25]

Callan says: I am a fit 27-year-old female doing HIIT training 4-5 times per week. I can run a sub-7-minute mile but I am trying to build my endurance and aerobic base. I have gotten into Triathlons and want to get good at them. I have heard about the MAF method where you spend 3-6 months building your aerobic base and never touching the anaerobic zone. Should I take 3 months off and train aerobically? Is that still a thing? Should I add strength and HIIT into that or do I need to take the time off to train aerobically?

In my response, I recommend:
Beyond Training

C-60 For Anti-Aging [01:13:52]

Kim says: I am interested in your opinion in the atom cluster called Carbon 60.

In my response, I recommend:
C60 (buckminsterfullerene)
-Sexy hair
JOOVV photobiomodulation

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6 thoughts on “389: Is A Low Carb Diet Bad For You?, Coconut Oil Controversy, Inulin In Energy Bars, Reversing The Damage of EMF & Much More!

  1. Brent says:

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    I followed the Thrive link to take advantage of the offer for $60 of free organic groceries. After arriving at the Thrive site, all I’m seeing is a 25% discount on a first-time order. Am I missing something for the $60 offer? Thanks for any help.

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    Hi Ben! You read my review on this podcast. How do I get my free stuff? Thanks!

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  3. Carl Watson says:

    Breaking news from Australia; a high percentage of the cheap honey brands coming from China have been cut with sugar syrup!
    This in part may explain why some folks aren’t responding favourably to honey and are experiencing differening insulin responses?

  4. Matt says:

    $40 for an ice pack for your nads.
    Something tells me a less expensive option is available.
    Either way, it will surely be a hit at Christmas.

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