278: How Bad Is Beer? Healthy Deodorants, Burning Fat Faster, Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork And Much More!

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Apr 16, 2014 Podcast: Does Garcinia and Green Coffee Extract Help Fat Loss, Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork, Should You Drink Ocean Water, Are Water Alkalinizers Bad, How To Prevent Razor Burn, and the Pros and Cons of Protein Cycling.

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

Does Garcinia and Green Coffee Extract Help Fat Loss?

Heather asks: She's seen a bunch of stuff on Facebook about it and would like your expert opinion of Plexus Slim.

In my response I recommend:

Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork

Mike asks: He is looking for a concise and easy to read chart (or list) of the “normal” values for all the blood markers you regularly test for.

Should You Drink Ocean Water?

Molly asks: She heard Kerri Rivera interviewed about curing autism with ocean water. It made her wonder what that would be like for the rest of us to do. Is there something beneficial about ocean water? Could it replace minerals and nutrients in the body? She can't find anything about it online but likes the idea of healing from the earth.

Are Water Alkalinizers Bad?

Randy asks: A friend of his bought an alkaline water system (spent $3-4k on it) and she says that it can sure everything from acne to cancer. The way he understands it is that even if you correct the ph of your gut and urine that it would not change the ph of your blood. Is that even important to do?

How To Prevent Razor Burn

John asks: If he shaves the same morning as doing a hot workout he gets really bad razor burn around his neck. Do you know any ways to avoid that or alleviate the symptoms?

In my response I recommend:
St. Ives Apricot Scrub
Emu Oil

Pros and Cons of Protein Cycling

Troy asks: Would you cover the pro and cons and benefits of protein cycling?

In my response I recommend:
My article on protein intake


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12 thoughts on “278: How Bad Is Beer? Healthy Deodorants, Burning Fat Faster, Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork And Much More!

  1. jas says:


    Here you mentioned about face in grow hair and also shaving bumps.
    Is there anything that I can put my hands in to treat in grow hair? It got worse once I entered to my adult life.

    Thanks you….

  2. mtxdoc says:

    I think a safety razor is the flat razor, with two cutting edges, on opposite sides (also can be used to scrape stickers off glass, for example), that you fasten in an old-fashioned metal handle, as opposed to the newer, primarily plastic multi-blade razors. Recently was using a safety razor and really wanted it to work, using shaving oil (as opposed to Edge, for example, which has some questionably safe ingredients). Much less happy with the shave, so now I'm back to the multi-blade razors and shaving cream.

  3. vctheis says:

    Beer historian Maureen Ogle interviews Mitch Steele of Stone Brewery (Levitation Ale? Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale? Yeah, that guy) and other brewers about the questions raised in the article that's floating around. http://maureenogle.com/maureen-ogle/2013/08/18/wh… . Some nice forays into brewing science.

    1. This is great. Thanks for sharing!

  4. lonely_moa says:

    Not sure what would be GE in beer. Not barley or hops anyway; I suppose the HFCS would be. Glad to hear you address a real problem with GE crop, rather than just fear of eating Frankenfood. Eating glyphosate is certainly more of a problem than the crop itself. I worry about glyphosate resistant weeds, but as a farmer, I am more concerned with the fact that only a few large corporations have such massive control over the food supply. His name is Jeffery Smith, BTW.

    Glad we haven't any (yet) GE crop here in NZ.

    1. Jeffery Smith! Yes, thank you.

  5. darcieg76 says:

    Brock, Brock, Brock. It's Zima! (the non-stevia clear beer :-p)

    1. You sound so disappointed in him!

      1. darcieg76 says:

        Well, I tried talking back at the podcast, but he wasn't listening. :-p

  6. IronFit Erin says:

    If I bought my Beyond Training book at PaleoFx and upload a pic to FB and hashtag it, am I still entered to win? I promise to make my pic creative! ;)

    1. Only if you are paleo-creative! ;)

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