#286: The Potato Diet, How To Biohack Your Office, How Much Liver Is Too Much & More!

Affiliate Disclosure

Biohacking, Podcast

Listen on:

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode.

July 2, 2014 Podcast: Is The Potato Diet Healthy, How To Biohack Your Office, How Much Liver Is Too Much, Natural Remedies for Receding Gums, and Itchy Skin After Hard Workouts.

Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right, use the Contact button on the app, click Ask a Podcast Question at the bottom of this page, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” formbut be prepared to wait – we prioritize audio questions over text questions.


News Flashes:

You can get these News Flashes hot off the presses if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+.


A donate button that reads - keep the podcasts comingSpecial Announcements:

Check out the Ironman Sports Medicine conference in October during Ironman Hawaii. Ben will be speaking on nutrition myths and alternative methods of fueling Ironman.

Get a Weehoo bike trailer in this giveaway at the Ben Greenfield Fitness Facebook page as part of the “Grow Tiny Superhumans” book launch! Click here to enter now.

Go ask your burning Obstacle Racing questions at http://www.ObstacleDominator.com for the brand new Obstacle Dominator podcast.

Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review – gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben – leave your review for a chance to win some!



Listener Q&A:

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

Is The Potato Diet Healthy

Becky asks: She had to have her wisdom teeth removed and ended up being on an all mashed potato diet for a few days. During that time, she felt very healthy and fast and ended up losing a bit of weight that week as well. She has heard of people going on a “potato fast” and is wondering what you think about it and the research? It seems frugal and healthy… especially considering her Irish ancestry.

How To Biohack Your Office

Heather asks: She recently got her first “office job” in many years (cubicles, dirty electricity, EMF, wifi) and is looking for guidance. If you, Ben, were forced to work in an office, what would you bring with you into the office to help mitigate the toxins. Can you walk through a day of “What Ben Would Do” in an office job?

In my response I recommend:
Ten Minute Exercise Routine
Negative ion generator
HEPA Air Filter
-Glass structured water bottle: Flaska or i9
Focal upright standing workstation
EMF Blocking Underwear
Oil of Oregano for cleaning
Chlorella (use 10% discount code BEN at EnergyBits.com)
-My “Biohacking A Healthy Home” book with bonus EMF video

How Much Liver Is Too Much?

Kathy asks: She has been taking desiccated liver powder (instead of organ meat) for a while now and is feeling good. Is it safe to take it everyday? She knows that you should only eat organ meats 1 or 2 times a week but does this also apply to the powder?

In my response I recommend:
NOW Foods Liver Powder
US Wellness Meats

Natural Remedies for Receding Gums

Matt asks: His wife just had a Free Soft Tissue grab with her dentist to fix some gum recession. He also has some gum recession and is hoping to avoid the same procedure. Do you know of any supplements or techniques he can use to regrow his gums… or is he just out of luck? He has been trying liposomal Coq10 with his eggs at breakfast (taken with a fatty meal).

In my response I recommend:
Mountain Rose Herbs for essential oils

Itchy Skin After Hard Workouts

Skyler asks: Where ever she does a mildly intense workout (20min of kettle bells or a little running speed work) she has a lot of trouble sleeping at night. Her body gets wired and she is itching in her skin. What is going on with her nervous system that is causing this and what can she do about it?

In my response I recommend:
Fish Oil


— And don't forget to go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/love!

Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!

Podcast music from 80s Fitness (Reso Remix) by KOAN Sound. Buy this track now!


Ask Your Question


Ask Ben a Podcast Question

5 thoughts on “#286: The Potato Diet, How To Biohack Your Office, How Much Liver Is Too Much & More!

  1. ECMorgan says:

    FYI for anyone looking for activated charcoal: it's available at The Vitamin Shoppe! And it's good for a lot of things in addition to using it as toothpaste.

  2. Andrew_Sam says:

    Another great informative show. Where you going to link to a Glass Structured Water Bottle?
    The link is to filters.

  3. Brian_Beaven says:

    I've done several potato hacks or what I call starch resets. I've clients lose a lot of weight quickly doing a starch reset. I've blogged about my experiences with potato hacks.
    http://primal-bodhi.blogspot.com/2014/02/4-day-po… http://primal-bodhi.blogspot.com/2014/02/monday-h…

    But there is another potato diet out there that is really interesting.

    He lost weight and improved his health eating 20 potatoes a day. See that is where a lot of people that try to do a potato hack mess it up. They eat too few potatoes. The secret is…the more potatoes you eat the more weight you lose. It is not a starvation diet.

    Potatoes are extremely nutritious. They have a lot of Vitamin C. So if a sailor had potatoes on board he would not get scurvy. Its when the potatoes run out and they turn to the grains that they develop scurvy. White potatoes also have complete protein.

    The score a 109 on the amino acid score. They are 7% protein. 1 potato supplies 48% of the Vitamin C one needs. They score a 52 on completeness score which is really good.

    1. That's good info – thanks Brian!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *