Oct 10, 2012 free podcast: What Kind Of Yogurt Is Best Also: choosing a bed mattress and treating a dowager's hump, who should use a breath training device, cold feet while cycling with raynaud's syndrome, how and when to use branch chain amino acids, can olive oil be bad for you, and how to deal with bicycle saddle sores.
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- Full fat dairy is best (might be all that oxidized powdered milk that gets added to skim versions).
- These studies are weird… 78g/carb/hr shown to be “best” during exercise… but these are not fat adapted people, concentration of carb varies, blah, blah.
- Good article on how fish oil can decrease inflammation.
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Dave asks @ 00:17:20
I am curious why your concerns about dairy do not include yogurt? I am not suggesting that they should, I'm just curious why yogurt is not a concern. Second, a fellow triathlete podcaster that I listen to is a big fan of yours but very anti olive oil. I have not heard his reasons so I am curious what you they could be.
Audio Question from Drew @ 00:31:17
Can you recommend a bed mattress that is good for back pain? She tore her trapezius and fractured her tailbone (among other injuries) quite a while ago. She isn't a “sissy” but she doesn't sleep well and it is really starting to get to her. She also has a dowager's hump (hyperkyphosis) from working at a desk. Do you have any suggestions for treating that and correcting her posture?
Audio Question from Robert @ 00:36:40
Do you think a breath training device (like the Powerlung) would be beneficial for an older age grouper late to the game?
Audio Question from Elisabeth @ 00:40:16
Looking for tips to deal with raynaud's syndrome on the bike (and in general). It acts up when her feet get cold on the bike she and sometimes just can't seem to warm them up. She uses neoprene foot warmers but it doesn't always do the trick.
~ In my response, I talk about the GSR2 Biofeedback Device and the EMWave2. I also talk about SuperEssentials Fish Oil and recommend Omega 3-Omega 6 Fatty Acid ratios, plus testing with a company like WellnessFX. Brock mentions Heat Factory Hand Warmers.
Audio Question from Ty @ 00:47:09
He wants to know at what point there is a benefit in supplementing with branch chain amino acids. What threshold, in intensity and duration, should he set to beginning supplementing.
Lance asks @ 00:51:41
I have a question about how best to use Master Amino Pattern and Wobenzyme Proteolytic Enzymes to help me recover between consecutive weekends of long racing. I understand to use Nature Aminos before and after but the timing confuses me. Since the enzymes need to be on an empty stomach, and post race calories are important too, what is the best way to combine everything? Also should I continue in the following days? If so, how much and when? I'd also like to ask about tart cherry juice? Is there something special about tart cherries, or is the same effect in other juices like pomegranate, since it looks like the same active ingredient?
~ In my response, I talk about Tart Cherry Juice.
Josh asks @ 00:57:59
In your blog post “The Hawaii Comedy of Errors” you mentioned that you had a bout with saddle sores. I too have had an ongoing battle with them ever since I started cycling. I've tried many different saddles and nothing has been especially wonderful. My saddle is slightly pivoted downward and I have been properly fitted. Tri-shorts make it worse than cycling bibs and, earlier in the season, they were so bad that I nearly had a full-blown infection. I've tried EVERY cream/natural remedy with no relief. I was thinking of getting an Adamo Road saddle, but wanted to get your opinion on what to do first.