337: Does Marijuana Shrink Your Brain, Building Muscle With Vitamin D, Best Ways To Track Fat Loss & More!

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November 4, 2015 Podcast: Does Marijuana Shrink Your Brain, Building Muscle With Vitamin D, Best Ways To Track Fat Loss & More!

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Listener Q&A:

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick.

Why Surgery Isn't The Only Option For Gallstones

Seth says: He just got diagnosed with Gall Stones and it seems the natural remedies don't work. What's your opinion on them and is surgery his only option?

In my response, I recommend:
Vitamin C
Enzyme with bile acids

Why You Should Cry More

Matthew says: He feels really good after crying and is wondering if there's any physiological benefits to it?

Curcumin vs. Turmeric

Zach says: He's wants a definite low down on turmeric and curcumin. He's an ultra endurance runner who wants to recover faster and upregulate his fat conversion. Should he buy bulk turmeric powder, or turmeric extract supplements or curcumin extract supplements and of those, with or without piperine or black pepper? Is the 95% curcuminoid label play a factor in that decision? What should the dosage be  as a hard-charging athlete and when should it be taken?

The Best Way To Track Fat Loss

Jamal says: He owns his own group personal training facility focused on fat loss and he wants to incorporate a tracking measurement. What do you recommend? What's the best way to track fat loss performance?

What You Need To Know About NRF2

Billy says: What do you think of the new area of research on NRF2? Most of the research is looking at preventative health approaches but what do you think of it as a strategy for recovery?

In my response, I recommend:


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10 thoughts on “337: Does Marijuana Shrink Your Brain, Building Muscle With Vitamin D, Best Ways To Track Fat Loss & More!

  1. Thomas says:

    Hey, really loved to hear this audio from where I understood that how much effective this marijuana for our body specially brain and building muscle. Truly I didn't know much more about this though I worked a lot similar product but right now got full of knowledge about this. Heads up man!

  2. jaa0155 says:

    Hey Ben this is Jamal got extra insight on my question and thank you for that but I guess i may have stated my question wrong. I was wanting to know what metrics and devices we could use during exercise like a heart rate monitor to know they are getting the best fat burning workout. (Lets just pretend their nutrition is good) What devices would you use to scale how well they are performing in a HIIT training workout.

    1. There is no way to measure fat oxidation at this point without wearing a big clunky 10,000 dollar indirect calorimetry mask! But you can APPROXIMATE it by tracking your heart rate during exercise and correlating heart rate to fat burning. Approximate fat burning HR is 180-your age.

      1. jaa0155 says:

        Thank you Ben, that makes sense. If we monitor the clients heart rate for performance instead of fat burning. What could be a good heart rate measure during a 30 to 40 min HIIT workout, that we can monitor to see they are getting the most out of their workout. Or you can point me to article and I read that as well. Thank you as well for mentioning the Fat Loss Summit audio it has been great information.

  3. mwsage says:

    Guaranteed tear detoxification movie – The Impossible.

    1. FOR SURE. That movie was crazy.

  4. mtxdoc2 says:

    Havng your gallbladder removed doesn't keep you from making (and excreting) bile. Bile is no longer stored in your gallbadder (obviously), but the bile ducts outside of the liver tend to dilate somewhat to compensate for loss of the gallbladder.

  5. Bryan says:

    Hey Ben, any comments or experience with the Amazing Gallbladder and Liver Flush popularized by Andreas Moritz and Hulda Clarke?

    A.k.a. epsom salts, grapefruit juice and oil.

    Curious to hear your thoughts and if you’ve ever tried it or know people who have. Thanks.

    1. I personally have zero experience with it. I'll check it out though and if you call this into the podcast I can give a really thorough answer!

      1. bryangoestoperu says:

        Done, also wanted to share about this product Protandim (NRF2 activator) that I came across through Sean Croxton years back, I haven't taken it but it seems legit and he says he takes it all the time, just thought it might be useful for our friend who was asking about NRF2.

        Thanks and have a beautiful day!

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