#314: Is Eating Insects Healthy, Should Kids Run Long Distances, How To Get Fit With A Sauna & Much More.

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Apr 2, 2015 Podcast: What Does It Mean When Joints Pop, Is Eating Insects Healthy, Why You Get Cold Hands And Cold Feet, Should Kids Run Long Distances, and Natural Remedies for Osgood Schlatter's.

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

What Does It Mean When Joints Pop?

Lizzie says: She wants to know about popping your back, hips and knees. What causes it? Why is it sometimes a pop and other times a grinding sound? Is it bad that her knees and hips pop after a long run/ride and that it is also very easy to pop her back?

Is Eating Insects Healthy?

Daniel says: He and his family are interested in farming insects/crickets for eating. What is your experience with them? In your opinion what are the psychological barriers to eating them and how would you go about incorporating them into our western diet?

Why You Get Cold Hands And Cold Feet

Sam says: As he has grown older he has noticed that his hands and feet get cold very easily. This didn't used to happen back in the days when he played hockey (couple years ago) but now whenever he goes barefoot or even in socks he gets cold feet right away. Same thing with his hands. Is there anything he can do?

Should Kids Run Long Distances?

Sarah says: She recently read an article in Trail Running magazine about Kids and Ultra Running. She is a mom and her kids run and hike 5 and 10k distances (and more) to get them away from electronics. What do you think about this article? Should kids run long distances? Is there a benefit to it beyond getting them away from being plugged in, off the couch and into nature?

Natural Remedies for Osgood Schlatter's

Paul says: He has Osgood Schlatter's disease. He has had this since he was 14 (he is now 47). He still has problems with his knees in relation to the disease. Do you have any ideas around the pain or the prevention of this?


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3 thoughts on “#314: Is Eating Insects Healthy, Should Kids Run Long Distances, How To Get Fit With A Sauna & Much More.

  1. mdaniel30062 says:

    I just had a far infrared sauna installed, and I love it. I'm an endurance athlete and training for an Ironman in September. Love all these other benefits that the sauna may bring, I originally got it just for detoxification. I'm wondering how often and for how long I can safely sauna-bathe? Thanks for whatever help you can offer.

    1. That would be a great question for the podcast! If you call it in, I'll cover it in a future episode – http://www.speakpipe.com/bengreenfield

      1. mdaniel30062 says:

        Done! Thanks. :-)

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