#290: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Lucid Dreaming And More!

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July 30, 2014 Podcast: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Can Eating Slow Increase Food Absorption, Lucid Dreaming Detox, and How To Use Infrared Therapy.

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

Dizziness During Exercise

Brian asks: He gets lightheaded at the gym sometimes. Usually when he is doing weighted lunges. Is this a bad thing? Is it dangerous? He would of course rather not have it happen, but is it something to worry about?

Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis

HotandCold asks: He has seen a lot of information about becoming heat acclimated and about ice baths and cold showers but not a lot about how to prepare yourself for a race that may start off in very cold water but end with a very hot run. How can you prepare and adapt for extreme temperature fluctuation? Does training for one temperature negate training for the other?

Can Eating Slow Increase Food Absorption?

Laura asks: When she and her boyfriend finish a workout they both have a protein shake or a green smoothie. He downs his in 2 or 3 gulps while she sips hers for 30 minutes. She likes to think that the slower you drink it the better your body can absorb it. Is that true or should she try to chug it?

Lucid Dreaming Detox

Ben asks: He has stopped wearing his Superhuman Encoder to bed because it gives him bad dreams. He Tweeted you about it and you mentioned something about a detox… but he hasn't been able to find any more info about it. Could you explain what might be happening and why he is getting the nightmares?

How To Use Infrared Therapy

Peter asks: He knows that you like to use a red light in the bedroom before you go to sleep and he understand why. He is colourblind and cannot see red. Will he still get the beneficial effects from using a red light or does it rely on you being able to see that part of the spectrum?

In my response I recommend:
DMT Infrared Therapy


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2 thoughts on “#290: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Lucid Dreaming And More!

  1. I_am_Steve says:

    Thanks for the reply regarding acclimating to extreme temperatures. Instead of straight up cold showers, I'll try jumping between a hot sauna and cold shower for a while and see how I react to that instead.
    As a skinny guy with thyroid problems (Hashimoto's) the cold has always been a challenge. More often than not I'll come out of the swim of a tri mildly hypothermic, which makes the first few minutes on the bike interesting,
    Regarding TianChi, it's been a daily ritual for months and I'd attribute it as one of the most effective changes I made to get out of an overtraining hole. For anyone else who reads this, it's worth the price if you have a stressful lifestyle (and really delicious), even if you aren't doing heavy training

  2. hemming01 says:

    Just to clarify. Potatoes are also regarded as 'safe', cellular carbohydrates.

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