340: How To Test Your Fat Burning Efficiency, The Ultimate Guide To Preventing Alzheimers, Cold Thermogenesis, Fasting & More!

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December 23, 2015 Podcast: How To Test Your Fat Burning Efficiency, The Ultimate Guide To Preventing Alzheimers, Cold Thermogenesis, Fasting & More!

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

How To Test Your Fat Burning Efficiency

Steve says: He's an apprentice body improvement trainee and he wants know what lab tests are required to start with, to get his body into an optimal state to lose fat and build muscle.

The Ultimate Guide To Preventing Alzheimers

Bryan says: When it comes to Alzheimer/Dementia, what would be your optimal protocol, including diet, lifestyle, supplementation and bio-hacking devices for reversing it? If you or a loved one were to be diagnosed, what would you do?

In my response, I recommend:
-Study: Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program

Plant based ketosis diet
Exogenous ketones
Brain OctaneBiohacks/Lifestyle:
Cognitive training (e.g. n-back, lumosity, Brainscape, etc.)
Intranasal Light Therapy via Vielight
Quantlet wearable wrist device
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
-Visit HealthHacksReviewed.com for discount on the Hyperbaric and PEMF devices (where you can use code bengreen15 for a 15% savings)
Rule out sleep apnea
PEMF via an ICES device-Other EMF studies/devices:
Transcranial electromagnetic treatment against Alzheimer’s disease: why it has the potential to trump Alzheimer’s disease drug development. Arendash GW. J Alzheimers Dis. 2012;32(2):243-66. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2012-120943.Electromagnetic treatment to old Alzheimer’s mice reverses amyloid deposition, modifies cerebral blood flow, and provides selected cognitive benefit. Arendash GW, Mori T, Dorsey M, Gonzalez R, Tajiri N, Borlongan C. PLoS One. 2012;7(4).Long-term electromagnetic field treatment enhances brain mitochondrial function of both Alzheimer’s transgenic mice and normal mice: a mechanism for electromagnetic field-induced cognitive benefit? Neuroscience. 2011 Jun 30;185:135-49. Dragicevic N, Bradshaw PC, Mamcarz M, Lin X, Wang L, Cao C, Arendash GW.Transcranial magnetic stimulation in Alzheimer’s disease: a neurophysiological marker of cortical hyperexcitability. J Neural Transm. 2011 Apr;118(4):587-98. Pennisi G, Ferri R, Lanza G, Cantone M, Pennisi M, Puglisi V, Malaguarnera G, Bella R.A phase I trial of deep brain stimulation of memory circuits in Alzheimer’s disease. Ann Neurol. 2010 Oct;68(4):521-34. Laxton AW, Tang-Wai DF, McAndrews MP, Zumsteg D, Wennberg R, Keren R, Wherrett J, Naglie G, Hamani C, Smith GS, Lozano AM.Electromagnetic field treatment protects against and reverses cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease mice. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;19(1):191-210. Arendash GW, Sanchez-Ramos J, Mori T, Mamcarz M, Lin X, Runfeldt M, Wang L, Zhang G, Sava V, Tan J, Cao C.Cognitive functioning after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with cerebrovascular disease without dementia: a pilot study of seven patients. J Neurol Sci. 2005 Mar 15;229-230:157-61. Epub 2004 Dec 16. Rektorova I, Megova S, Bares M, Rektor I.Mapping distributed sources of cortical rhythms in mild Alzheimer’s disease. A multicentric EEG study. Neuroimage. 2004 May;22(1):57-67. Babiloni C, Binetti G, Cassetta E, Cerboneschi D, Dal Forno G, Del Percio C, Ferreri F, Ferri R, Lanuzza B, Miniussi C, Moretti DV, Nobili F, Pascual-Marqui RD, Rodriguez G, Romani GL, Salinari S, Tecchio F, Vitali P, Zanetti O, Zappasodi F, Rossini PM.Weak, but complex pulsed magnetic fields may reduce depression following traumatic brain injury. Percept Mot Skills. 1996 Oct;83(2):491-8. Baker-Price LA, Persinger MA.

Alzheimer’s disease: improvement of visual memory and visuoconstructive performance by treatment with picotesla range magnetic fields. Int J Neurosci. 1994 Jun;76(3-4):185-225. Sandyk R.

Axon Labs Mitogen
Vitamin D/Vitamin K2
Curcumin Phytosome
American Nutraceuticals Vitamin C
TianChi (for ashwagandha, resveratrol-like compounds, citicholine)
NatureCBD (for cannabidiol + ashwaganda)
EPA/DHA source with Vitamin E/antioxidants/tocopherols (e.g. SuperEssentials)
Prebiotic/Probiotic blend (e.g. Caprobiotic Advanced)
Thorne Zinc Picolinate
Organic Bacopa extract
Lion's Mane mushroom

Testing Progress:
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices: http://www.iqtest.dk
Cogtest website: Cogtest.com
N-back testing/training software: http://brainworkshop.sourceforge.net
Face recognition: http://www.bbc.co.uk…body/sleep/tmt/
Various tests: http://cognitivefun.net/
IQ test: http://www.iq-test.com/
Corsi-block tapping test: http://memory.uva.nl…si_geheugentest

5 Pieces Of Gear For Becoming A Stronger Swimmer (And How To Keep Chlorine Exposure From Damaging Your Body)

Jason says: His 15 y/o son is a competitive swimmer and he's worried about chlorine exposure. Are there any dangers when it comes to chlorine exposure, and are there any tests to see if he's toxic? If so,  is there anything he can do to detox or counteract it? Also, he swims with folks who are older and stronger than he is, are there any workouts for exercises he can do to make him stronger and faster in the pool?

Does Oil of Oregano Kill Probiotics?

David says: He knows oil of oregano is very potent, and wants to know does it kill probiotics? If he wants to take probiotics, how far apart should he take it from oil of oregano?

In my response, I recommend:
This Wild Mediterranean Oil of Oregano

-Update on Ben's answer, here is more comprehensive info below:

Development of Probiotic Candidate in Combination with Essential Oils from Medicinal Plant and Their Effect on Enteric Pathogens: A Review

Medicinal plants and probiotics both have very high potential in terms of their antimicrobial activity against antibiotic-resistant enteric pathogens. The probiotics being enteric microorganism do not have any parasitic effect on human beings. They have been an integral part of daily food for centuries. They have been shown to have health beneficiary properties. The probiotics retard the growth of the microorganisms, while essential oil kills them. Combining the effect of medicinal plant extract and probiotics may be a new approach due to their complementary antimicrobial effects and practically no side effects. The synergistic effect of the essential oil and probiotics will be necessarily higher than using them alone as health product.

CONCLUSION: The most promising essential oils for the treatment of intestinal dysbiosis are Carum carvi, Lavandula angustifolia, Trachyspermum copticum, and Citrus aurantium var. amara. The herbs from which these oils are derived have long been used in the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms and the in vitro results of this study suggest that their ingestion will have little detrimental impact on beneficial members of the GIT microflora. More research is needed, however, to investigate tolerability and safety concerns, and verify the selective action of these agents.

2. Essential Oils in the treatment of intestinal dysbiosis: A preliminary in vitro study:

INTRODUCTION: Dysbiosis is associated with a number of gastrointestinal and systemic disorders. There is a need for selectively acting antimicrobial agents capable of inhibiting the growth of potentially pathogenic microorganisms, or those found to be out of balance, while not negatively impacting the bulk gastrointestinal tract microflora.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this in vitro study is to examine the potential of a selection of essential oils as agents to treat dysbiosis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight essential oils were examined using the agar dilution method, including Carum carvi, Citrus aurantium var. amara, Foeniculum vulgare dulce, Illicium verum, Lavandula angustifolia, Mentha arvensis, Mentha x piperita, and Trachyspermum copticum. Doubling dilutions of the essential oils were tested against 12 species of intestinal bacteria, which represent the major genera found in the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT).

RESULTS: Carum carvi, Lavandula angustifolia, Trachyspermum copticum, and Citrus aurantium var. amara essential oils displayed the greatest degree of selectivity, inhibiting the growth of potential pathogens at concentrations that had no effect on the beneficial bacteria examined.


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11 thoughts on “340: How To Test Your Fat Burning Efficiency, The Ultimate Guide To Preventing Alzheimers, Cold Thermogenesis, Fasting & More!

  1. Jeff Leonard says:

    Do you have a toxin free ashwaganda recommendations?

  2. kt1horton says:


    I found a local office to test my metabolic efficiency. I explained to them that I had begun training for the Boston Marathon, following a low carbohydrate diet and was interested in having my efficiency tested to discover, specifically, my “crossover point”, as you referenced in the podcast. They replied suggesting I do “Training zones testing, which gives you the heart rate zones and substrate use (carbs and fat) at each stage.” Is that what I’m looking for? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Bakemonogatari says:

    A cryohelmet might be a good investment for Alzheimer's as well. It's basically an ice helmet that allows you to do CT on the head. You would in essence be doing infrared therapy on the brain much like the VieLight except using your mitochondria to generate the light rather than an exogenous source. Some athletes use it for treating concussions and I have been using mine to help with brain fog and cognitive performance. As a bonus, it's every bit as dorky as sticking a light up your nose.

  4. hasteur says:

    Hi Rachel and Ben,

    Steve again from the voice mail. The self awarded title is in the context of "I'm overweight and trying to change my life but I'm not a expert/on a 'journey'/etc."

    Thanks for the recomendations

  5. getdowney says:

    Oh….one more thing. You should team with Exos and make an Alzheimer’s formula that incorporates most/all of what you recommend…maybe in a powder form that can be incorporated in a
    Wahls protocol smoothie.

  6. getdowney says:

    Ben…you rock! What a great podcast. Was my Christmas gift from you this morning.
    Outstanding talk on Alzheimer’s. Lots to absorb there for me….must be my early onset Alzheimer’s kicking in!
    Was surprised you did not talk the benefits of exercise and BDNF. Did you do that on purpose or was it just out of the scope of what you wanted to cover?
    Ben…keep up the great work.

    1. Just ran out of time but exercise is definitely up there!

  7. Roberto says:

    Hi Ben, I saw from one of your vids that you use greenwave filter in your workplace. I recently bought a stetzerizer meter and found out that it measures ~500 in my house. I know the safe range is 50, but I wonder how high does normal house before using their filters usually measure? Also, do I have to use the filter for unused plugs in rooms where I spend most of my time or do I just use the filter with the plugs that I use? Big thanks & happy holiday!

    1. You only need the filter in the plugs that are being used BUT the actually amount of EMF decreased is going to wildly vary based on the preexisting amount in your house. If you email Greenwave, they may have some more firm numbers than I do.

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