#254: How Hollywood Celebrities Can Look So Good So Fast, 5 Ways To Know If Your Workout Is Working, And Much More!

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Aug 28, 2013 Podcast: How Hollywood Celebrities Can Look So Good, What To Do When You Can't Eat Fresh Food, Anemia From Your Gut, Natural Remedies for H-Pylori, What Is The Clear Skin Diet.

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How Hollywood Celebrities Can Look So Good

Louis asks @ 00:25:51
I have been seeing a lot of articles talking about Hollywood actors that have been able to get into amazing shape for their roles and have done so by working out 2-3 hours a day, 6 days a week.  This seems to violate the rule of allowing for adequate recovery time and “over training”, yet it seems like it's working for them judging by the results.  So what gives?  Is the importance of recovery time overstated or are these guys all using PED's to get into shape fast?

~ In my reply, I mention the body-typing fitness book at http://www.GetFitGuy.com

What To Do When You Can't Eat Fresh Food

Dom says @ 00:35:14
He normally eats lots of fresh food but his work is taking him away for 8 weeks to a place where all the food is packaged and stored for a long time. Could you recommend a supplement that will help him not feel sluggish from eating like this.

~ In my response, I mention the book “Eating On The Wild Side” and the “Healthy Travel Tips” video with Jessa and I and also the supplement “LivingFuel SuperGreens“. I mention my previous episode on the race in Mongolia and my episode on the Boy Scout trip. In those podcasts, I had talked about Pemmican, Cocochia bars, and Supergreens. I also mention you can make your own beef jerky OR eat 200-300 calories of jerky from US Wellness Meats. You can also eat or swallow 25-50 EnergyBits and 5-10 Master Amino Pattern (MAP) capsules. Use 10% discount code “BEN” at EnergyBits.com and get NatureAminos at pacificfit.net.

Anemia From Your Gut

Jasmine says @ 00:45:24
Her best friend who is 19-years-old and has only had her period once (when she was 12). She is slight, Swedish, has low iron and is gluten intolerant. Are there some tests she should get? What kind of diet should she be on? They want to avoid meds.

~ In my reply, I recommend the WellnessFX Performance panel and also the GI Effects panel from DirectLabs. I also discuss the Gut Fixing Pack, supplement Floradix and a gut healing diet such as the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

Natural Remedies for H-Pylori

Nenad says @ 00:54:58
A few weeks ago he was diagnose with H-Pylori along with gut pain, bloating and irregular bowel movements. He wants to treat this naturally. Can he use Oil of Oregano to treat the infection? Is there another/better way? He has noticed a lack of energy and strength lately, could that be related?

~ In my reply to Nenad, I mention how I opted to take a high-grade oil of oregano four times per day and a supplement called mastic gum two times per day, and I was good to go within a month. I probably got lucky, because many times, parasitic infections require more serious medication and long term treatment. Often, it all depends on the type of parasite you have.

What Is The Clear Skin Diet

Hannah says @ 01:01:57
She is in her early 20s and did the “Clear Skin” diet and a bunch of topical stuff that the dermatologist recommended but nothing worked. She doesn't want to take an antibiotics – what would you recommend?

~ In my response to Hannah, I recommend a Paleo Autoimmune protocol.

5 Ways To Know If Your Workout Is Working

Daniel asks @ 01:11:08
How do you assess a new regimen, whether it's a new diet, supplement, workout routine, etc , when there are an infinite amount of factors affecting how you feel day-to-day? Many of these influences may not even be known or considered.

~ In my response, I mention this study on traditional vs. circuit training.


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6 thoughts on “#254: How Hollywood Celebrities Can Look So Good So Fast, 5 Ways To Know If Your Workout Is Working, And Much More!

  1. dthalman16 says:

    Great podcast…entertaining and informative. For some, too much arginine causes flare ups of the virus that causes cold sores. Keeping lysine high balances this out.

  2. woo49 says:

    Ben, this was the first time I've heard *anyone* say they could do anything about vitiligo. I've had it for 20+ years, with most of the pigment gone from my hands, face, and trunk. Doctors who have seen it generally shrug and say something like "yep, classic case."

    Could you elaborate on what you believe can be done about vitiligo, and what you're basing that on? Thank you very much.

      1. woo49 says:

        Hmmm… that page basically describes a bunch of autoimmune diseases, and then says, "Most people with vitiligo, fortunately, have no autoimmune disease such as hyperthyroidism, adrenocortical insufficiency, alopecia areata or pernicious anemia." Not sure where to go with that.

        I really cared about my (then-new) vitiligo when I was in my 20's, but in my 40's, I'm pretty well beyond it. Poking around the Cochrane library today, it looks like almost nothing has changed in the last 20 years:

        The only options back then were to wear lots of sunblock, or wear makeup, or have all your melanocytes destroyed, or try UV therapy. The only new thing I'm seeing today is melanocyte transplantation (maybe for small patches, but probably not if the vitiligo covers 25% or more of your body).

    1. Brock says:

      That would make s great podcast question. Why don’t you call it in?

      1. woo49 says:

        Well, maybe. I'll have to dig around in Google Scholar a little longer first.

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