#271: Are Vitamin C & Vitamin E Bad For You? Exercise When You’re Sick, Why Your Stomach Sticks Out, Alcohol Cravings, and More!

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Feb 12, 2014 Podcast: When Is It Safe To Exercise After Being Sick, Vinegar For Fat Loss, Mucus In Your Stool, How To Fix Your Colon, Why Your Stomach Sticks Out, Can A Yeast Infection Cause Alcohol Cravings, and Building Swim Endurance.

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

When Is It Safe To Exercise After Being Sick?

Daniel asks: He has been diagnosed with pneumonia and has been off training for 3 days already. Aside from wanting to heal quickly, not get too out of shape, and mitigate the damage from the antibiotics – he also would like to know how quickly he can return to training once he is better.

In my response I recommend:
– My article “Can you Exercise IF You're Sick”

Vinegar For Fat Loss

Eric asks: He would like to hear your opinion of vinegar as a fat loss supplement. Is this a myth of should it be a part of your daily dietary consumption?

Mucus In Your Stool

Holly asks: She has been using your Detox Gut Healing Pack for about 5 days and in the last 2 days she has noticed some mucus or jelly in her bowel motions. This worried her a bit as her nursing background tells her that is indicative of inflammation. She knows the pack is gentle and shouldn't be causing any inflammation but she would like to know what could be causing this and if you have heard of people having a mucus reaction before.

How To Fix Your Colon

Josh asks: A family member has been diagnosed with colon cancer and had to have a large amount of his colon removed. They found the cancer while they were doing a routine appendectomy so now he has no appendix and very little colon. Is there any supplement or dietary advice you would give him?

Why Your Stomach Sticks Out

Michael asks: He has fairly low body fat but for some reason his stomach sticks out and makes him look fat even though he is not fat. Do you have any suggestions, diet or exercise, that could get rid of this abdominal distention?

In my response I recommend:
Autoimmune Paleo diet
SCD Diet

Can A Yeast Infection Cause Alcohol Cravings?

Richard asks: Over the last few years he has needed to drink more and more wine in order to get the same effect. It's almost like a craving – he opens a bottle and keeps going until “the job is done” rather than just enjoying a glass. He feels that it is a sugar craving and is wondering if it could be candida (he also wonders if the candida could have contributed to his needing a heart bypass a few years ago). His plan to kill the candida by drinking hefty amounts of New Zealand pinot noir doesn't seem to be working :) Could you talk about what candida is and how to get rid of it?

In my response I recommend:
Detox Gut Healing Pack
Berberine by Thorne
Oil of oregano
Enteric coated garlic capsules
-Brock also mentions Richard's Book “Life After a Bypass

Building Swim Endurance

Sebastian asks: He is new to triathlon (he has a strong cycling background and is a decent runner) and is having trouble building his swim endurance. He can only swim 50m at a time before he gets very out of breath and has to stop. How can he build his aerobic capacity for swimming? What is the best way for him to build his swimming distance from 50m to 750m and so on?

In my response I recommend:
Swim Snorkel (add a CardioCap for a hypoxia effect, highly recommended)
VASA Trainer (+ Elevation Training Mask for added effect)
SwimSmooth book


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6 thoughts on “#271: Are Vitamin C & Vitamin E Bad For You? Exercise When You’re Sick, Why Your Stomach Sticks Out, Alcohol Cravings, and More!

  1. jennymdoss says:

    Is there a specific test to determine if a person has a candida issue? If not, how do you determine if you have an issue? I have the same problem as Richard regarding wine, but it may be that I just love to drink wine. Is it best to quit drinking if I have a tendency to drink 2 glasses rather than the healthy one? Thank you.

    1. Jenny, first of all, I'd do the Candida Intensive Culture test at DirectLabs: http://goo.gl/JJoOT

      Next, I would not stop drinking. I would cut to one glass of wine per day. We drink "boxed" wine for that reason – less pressure to "finish the bottle".

  2. Oddwell / Jim Newell says:

    Hey Ben and Brock,
    Just finished a bottle of Bragg's Liquid Aminos. I opened a new one and remembered your uncertainty. On the bottle is states GMO free and gluten free. I love the stuff.
    I hope this helps,

    1. Nice! Thanks for checking that out.

  3. darcieg76 says:

    Is raw apple cider vinegar an issue for people with FODMAP sensitivity?

    1. Apple Cider Vinegar has pretty low levels of fructans and overall carbohydrates so not really – unless the FODMAP is associated with candida/yeast/fungus – which is actually quite common! I'd go to DirectLabs and get a gut test: http://goo.gl/JJoOT

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