#301: Is Sprouted Bread Bad For You, Can Weed Help You Sleep Better, How To Fix Damage From Birth Control Pills and More!

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Dec 3, 2014 Podcast: Is Sprouted Bread Bad For You, Can Weed Help You Sleep Better, How To Fix Damage From Birth Control Pills, and How To Use Cascara As A Coffee Alternative.

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

Is Sprouted Bread Bad For You?

Bill says: Hey guys, how's it going?  I just recently bought a sprouted bread and it has soy lecithin in it and I was just wondering what that is and is it harmful or OK to be taking in? That's about it. Thanks for all you guys do.

In my response I recommend:
The Digestion Sessions (the episode with Sayer Ji)

Can Weed Help You Sleep Better?

Cara says: Hi Ben and Brock, this is Cara again from Columbia Maryland again. Got another quick question for ya. I tried the CBD oil last night and it really helped me get to sleep, which I've been struggling with the past couple weeks. However I woke up, startled two hours later. I did fall back asleep but I did wake up again and again, probably about every couple hours… so, I'm not sure what was going on. I'm wondering if you had any experience using the product for sleep? Any insight would be great. Thanks again.

In my response I recommend:
CBD Rich Hemp Oil
Melatonin Patch

How To Fix Damage From Birth Control Pills

Megan says: Hi Ben and Brock, I had a question about birth control. About four months ago I stopped taking Yasmin after 15 years. I found some of your prior podcasts that talk about why you shouldn't be on it but had some trouble finding out what to do to deal with the aftermath of going off of it. I've been to the doctor and their suggestion is to go back on it, which is not something I intend on doing. I feel like my ridiculously crazy mood swings are finally starting to level out somewhat but now, you know, I have the acne to deal with that just comes at any given time. My biggest concern is my hair loss. It's really starting to thin now. I'm 37 years old and I'm really working on cleaning up my diet and, just overall, trying to improve my lifestyle. I'm currently running about 15 to 20 miles and I'm just about to begin training for my first half marathon this fall. I'm just looking for any advice that you can give me to get myself back on track and keep moving in the right direction. Love listening to the podcast – thanks a lot.

How To Use Cascara As A Coffee Alternative

Michael says: Hi Ben, this is Michael in Austin Texas. I was interested in a product called Cascara Tea. It was a follow up to one of your previous podcasts about Coffee Flour. I started looking up Coffee Flour and Coffee Flour seems to really only be available from the coffee flour website, as far as I can find. And it's not going to be available until 2015. So, I'm just trying to get my hands on some of that. It sounds really interesting and I don't want to wait until next year. So, I found a product called Cascara Tea which is basically the same thing and it's kind of a traditional tea, people have been drinking and consuming it for a while in other cultures. It's made from the cherry of the coffee plant, after the bean has been discarded. So I procured some of this through some means on the internet (was a little bit difficult, but got some) and it's pretty cool. Real earthy and interesting flavor. But I was just curious if you knew anything about this and particularly any sort of benefits of the cascara tea over traditional coffee or even traditional tea? I've got all this ground up cascara tea leaf kinda lookin stuff and am curious if I can even further grind it by throwing it  in my Vitamix and getting into a really fine grind and use it as a coffee flour and basically eat it? What sort of unique nutritional benefits might that provide? Thanks and I appreciate the podcast and take care. Bye.

In my response I recommend:
Cascara Tea on Amazon


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5 thoughts on “#301: Is Sprouted Bread Bad For You, Can Weed Help You Sleep Better, How To Fix Damage From Birth Control Pills and More!

  1. mindyjvansickle says:

    I really enjoyed this podcast and a few months ago I actually went off the pill and have been recovering quite nicely. No issues like mood swings or acne thankfully. I found that the headaches/migraines I've gotten since I was a teen have actually lessoned…which was the reason I was put on birth control in the first place when I was fourteen.
    I've been married for about two years and my husband and I are not ready for children, but we are not pleased with using condoms. Do you know of any natural birth control methods that we could try besides hormones and condoms? Thank you!

    1. I get into some other good methods in this podcast https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/07/episo… Just look for the question from Sandy.

  2. jennymdoss says:

    I have heard there are some "liver pills" or other supplements to take instead of eating organ meats. I know it is preferable to eat them. However, do you recommend taking such a supplement if not eating organ meats? If so, what brand? Thank you.

    1. Yes, NOW Foods makes a good dessicated brand of liver powder: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CFMQ32/ref=a…

  3. LaurenBrown says:

    This podcast was very relevant to me… I stopped taking birth control pills after 11 years of using them about 8 months ago. I've started having acne for the first time in my life, and I have only had 2 periods in the last 8 months. (not pregnant!) Not to mention the emotional changes, it's like I don't even know myself! I'll be implementing all your advice and maybe I can go back to normal again…

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