#275: 5 Ways To Mitigate Damage From Endurance Sports, Is Deer Meat Healthy, Is Progesterone Dangerous & Much More!

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Mar 19, 2014 Podcast: 5 Ways To Mitigate Damage From Endurance Sports, Should You Change Your Run Form, Is Deer Meat Healthy, Is Progesterone Dangerous, Do Standing Workstations Cause Varicose Veins, Getting Rid Of Heavy Metals, and Magnetico vs. Biomat Sleep Pads.

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5 Ways To Mitigate Damage From Endurance Sports

Abigail asks: She is 22 years old, has been running quite consistently since she was 16. She's been racing shorter races (5k, 10k) but really likes the idea of endurance racing. She plans to race a triathlon and some marathons with the ultimate goal of going to Greece to race the 150 mile Spartathlon. She recently read your article about how endurance athletes are unhealthy and now she is not sure that this is something she should pursue.

In my response I recommend:
1) Monitoring of blood (e.g. via WellnessFX) and gut (e.g. GI Effects panel).
2) Organ meats (e.g. US Wellness Meats) and bone marrow or dessicated liver and thyroid options such as NOW Foods Argentine Liver extract and Thyrogold thyroid extract.
3) A minimalist training program like Triathlon Dominator or Marathon Dominator based on limited long workouts.
4) Consistent de-stressing protocols, particularly journaling, meditation, yoga, and all my other best ways to stop stress.
5) Eating a completely anti-inflammatory diet, particularly avoiding vegetable oil, added sugar, soda, juice, except fresh squeezed, energy bars and “health” bars, boxed cereals, powdered “proteins,” and powdered milk, salad dressings made with any kind of vegetable oil, including canola, all low-fat products, including milk, cheese, salad dressings, cookies, and other baked goods.

Should You Change Your Run Form?

Elle asks: She is 40 years old and is feeling stuck in her running ways. She has picked up the Chi Running book and DVDs and it really makes sense to her but is it worth the time and effort to change her form now? She is finding it difficult to do on her own.

Is Deer Meat Healthy?

Jaime asks: Her dad is a hunter and expects that she has some Deer Meat coming her way. Is there anything you can tell her about how to use deer meat and organs. Is there anything she should know nutritionally or preparation wise?

Is Progesterone Dangerous?

Jas asks: She is taking supplemental progesterone to induce her menstrual cycle. She is not amenorrheic from exercise but was born that way. What are the positives or negatives to taking these hormone replacements?

In my response I recommend:
Wiley Protocol

Do Standing Workstations Cause Varicose Veins?

Jlynam asks: She was listening to you talk on PaleoCon about going barefoot more often (running, walking and standing) and is wondering how that applies to people with varicose veins. They are supposed to support the legs and veins for health and not be standing for long lengths of time, especially without support. What would you say to that?

Getting Rid Of Heavy Metals

Natalie asks: She had the Genova Diagnostics Ion Blood Panel. He results showed that she had very high mercury, aluminum and arsenic. She cut out fish, stopped using deodorant and the next test showed lower aluminum but mercury was still high (likely from the amalgam fillings in her teeth) and arsenic was also still high. Could the arsenic be from eating rice? Maybe protein powder (she has at least 3 protein shakes per week)? Where else could it be coming from?

In my response I recommend:
Metal Free formula
DEEP30 Mt. Capra & LivingProtein protein powders
Metrametrix Ion Panel

Magnetico vs. Biomat Sleep Pads

Shai asks: Magnetico Sleep Pad vs. Earth Pulse. What is your preference and why? Why don't you recommend using them together?

In my response I recommend:
-A Biomat


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4 thoughts on “#275: 5 Ways To Mitigate Damage From Endurance Sports, Is Deer Meat Healthy, Is Progesterone Dangerous & Much More!

  1. Mikel1770 says:

    Hi Ben, I am a Naturopath from http://www.planetnaturopath.com/ and based in Australia. I would just like to let your Australian listeners know that they can get the Metametrix G.I effects test done in Australia through a company called Diagnostic Insight. The rest of the tests for the Wellness FX performance panel come be done through a company called http://nutripath.com.au/. To get these tests done you do need a referral from your practitioner, both are great companies with a wide range of testing options which I regularly use with my clients.

    1. Nice! Thanks for the tip, mate.

  2. darcieg76 says:

    Are there specific recommendations for lowering each of the specific "early death" blood markers beyond what you already advise in terms of diet, stress, and exercise?

    1. That's a great question for a future podcast! http://www.speakpipe.com/bengreenfield

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