342: The Dark Side Of Travel, How To Rebuild Fitness Fast, How To Stop Receding Hairline & More!

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January 7, 2016 Podcast:The Dark Side Of Travel, How To Rebuild Fitness Fast, How To Stop Receding Hairline & More!

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How To Rebuild Fitness Fast

Sean says: He was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease and he's wondering what the best way to rebuild your fitness and strength after an injury or health issue and how to track your recovery?

Is Underwater Breath Holding Dangerous? (And How To Avoid Shallow Water Blackouts)

Dundee says: He's been seeing a lot of articles condemning the practice of doing laps while holding your breath. He's concerned by all the ‘bad press' about the practice and the articles that are highlighting the risk of black outs. He knows you're a proponent of that kind of training, what's your take on this?

In my response, I recommend:
The Dartmouth swimmer who died
My article on freediving

How To Stop Receding Hairline

Darrell says:  He loves the show and always has.  He's been training for 10 years + at a high intensity and in the past three years he's noticed as his training intensity and load has increased his hair has slowly diminished and where he used to have a massive afro, he now has a receding hair line. He thinks it might have something to do with the amount of stress he's putting his body under, what are your thoughts?

In my response, I recommend:
Lab testing for hair loss
Vitamin B Complex
TianChi Adaptogenic herbs
Episode #249 on hair loss, in which I recommend:
Vitamin D3 and the latest research on Vitamin D 
Fish oil – 2-5g/day + cod liver oil, 1-2T/day
Magnesium (500-1000mg/day)
-Brazil nuts (selenium) – 5-6/day (get raw, not roasted and keep frozen)
Grass fed beef – several 6-8oz servings/week
-If you do not eat shellfish or use zinc regularly, also include 2-4 Prostelan capsules per day (5 Alpha Reductase inhibitor + Zinc)
And then use either:
D-Aspartic Acid – 3g/day (approx 1 teaspoon) combined with Myomin (aromatase inhibitor) – 1000-1500mg/day
-5 day on/2 day off of herbal blend of tribulis, maca, nettle, fenugreek (recommend RenewMale, Aggressive Strength, or Onnit T+)


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8 thoughts on “342: The Dark Side Of Travel, How To Rebuild Fitness Fast, How To Stop Receding Hairline & More!

  1. John says:

    Hi Ben, and Rachael,

    This was an especially relevant podcast for me given I travel often for both business and fun (39 countries so far). So, first, “Thanks!” I was also quite intrigued about all you spoke on hypoxia and wonder if you any comments on the effectiveness of the Buteyko Method (http://www.learnbuteykoonline.net/) particularly with regards to lowering blood pressure, other metabolic issues, and endurance. Thanks again for another informative podcast. Best, John R PS – Those spirulina bits go well in my smoothies…

    1. John – can you call this one into the podcast? Speakpipe.com/bengreenfield

  2. Tricia says:

    In either this episode or a recent one you mentioned in what order your body starts breaking down. I believe the first one was the joints. What was your suggestion for being proactive for the joints? Fish Oil?

    1. Well, there are a lot of things that you can do for your joints, including sunlight, vitamin D, reducing gut information, etc. however, yes, fish oil is quite good. Even better than that is this stuff: https://greenfieldfitnesssystems.com/product/natu…

  3. Simon says:

    For the super slow strength training, you mentioned doing it 2-3 times a week. In Doug’s book he specifically says not to do it more than once every 7 days. I’m curious why you suggest doing it more often than once a week. Thanks.

    1. Because I believe that with the proper recovery mechanisms in place, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal recovery can occur in 48-72 hours, not 7 days.

  4. Derek says:

    Great info, as usual!

    But one question about DHT: if you attempt to reduce the transformation of testosterone into DHT to avoid hair loss, will this also result in a loss of drive?

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