#284: Can Heat Make You Burn More Fat, How To Run With A Knee Injury, Why I Don’t Do Crossfit And Much More!

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May 28, 2014 Podcast: How To Run A Marathon With A Knee Injury, Can Heat Make You Burn More Fat, How To Do Magnesium Baths, Stevia vs. Artificial Sweeteners, Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps, and Hidden Causes of High Blood Sugar.

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

How To Run A Marathon With A Knee Injury

Tony asks: He was diagnosed with IT Band Friction Syndrome. He went for Physical Therapy and it cleared up but he still has some pain on the front of his knee, just below the patella. He has tried everything he can including: Hokas, Cortisone (which just increased the pressure), Straps, Bands, Joint Supplements and Anti-inflammatories. His marathon is in a about a week – what can he do to give himself the best chance of finishing?

In my response I recommend:
My Bulletproof Knee program
Bauerfeind Genutrain Soft Knee Brace
-MarcPro Electrostim ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code “Ben”)
Natural Injury Pack

Can Heat Make You Burn More Fat?

Michael asks: He has seen a lot of people in Holland (where he lives) doing cardio with heat packs on to burn off stomach fat. He hasn't seen any research to support this idea. After reading your articles on cold thermogenesis, he is wondering if heat packs might even have a reverse effect on burning fat.

How To Do Magnesium Baths

Ian asks: He has been using the Natural Calm bath salts in warm or hot baths. Now he is wondering is he should be using it in a cold bath (he takes a cold bath outside before and after his workouts). He doesn't drain the cold bath after each session (only every few days) so he is wondering how many days the magnesium would be good for?

In my response I recommend:
Magnetic Clay Magnesium Bath Flakes

Stevia vs. Artificial Sweeteners

Jessica asks: She is curious about the difference between artificial sweeteners and Stevia. She has read a bunch of articles about whether it is good or bad for weight loss and cravings – or over all health. The findings are quite controversial. She is also wondering if the chemical breakdown is different.

Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Peter asks: His wife and daughter both struggle with menstrual cramps and he tries to keep them away from things like ibuprofen. They do some magnesium (how much is too much) but the pain doesn't go away. Do you have any suggestions? Phenocane? Seems like these pains must be masking something.

Hidden Causes of High Blood Sugar

Sanket asks: Recently he did a fasting blood test where his A1C came to 5.5. His blood glucose was 116 after a 14 hour fast. He has noticed that if he works out moderately hard his blood sugar stays high for 2 to 3 days. If he doesn't exercise it is more like 80-85. He has a sedentary job, exercises once a week. He eats high fat but also grains. He fasts 11 to 12 hours a day. Are these blood sugar levels normal? Is there any way he can bring the A1C levels down?


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