Q&A 429: The Best Anti-Aging Measurement, A Pre-Big-Meal Weight Loss Hack, Banana Peel Tea For Sleep, The Long Term Health Effects Of “The Pill” & Much More!

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Does Heat Affect Blood Glucose Levels…48:40

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Effects Of Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use…53:00

Q: “You spoke a little about the inflammatory effect of the pill. I am wondering were there any other long-term effects from taking oral contraceptives?”

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Best Tips For Joint Health, Recovery, And Injury Prevention…58:50

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9 thoughts on “Q&A 429: The Best Anti-Aging Measurement, A Pre-Big-Meal Weight Loss Hack, Banana Peel Tea For Sleep, The Long Term Health Effects Of “The Pill” & Much More!

  1. Emma Rose Hurst says:

    It’s so good to hear this counter-mainstream view – Thank you.

    On this topic I’m wondering / hoping you can help shed some light on IUD contraceptive as there is very little out there beyond the unhelpful, mainstream (NHS philosophy) medical guidance.

    The essence of my question is –
    What are the pros and cons of the copper IUD copper coil as a means of contraceptive for a young (early 30s) female? I am keen to find out more about the impact on a) fundamental health, b) energy, c) hormones (and neurofunction), d) long term fertility? I have never wanted to have children and do not know whether I do but am conscious that having anything in your body is not ideal and that actually fertility is a good metric of all round health. Though the chances of me being fertile are slim, I do not want to risk it and am vehemently anti the pill and not keen on condoms. I am on 3rd 5 year copper coil (12 years of having them in total).

  2. Joe says:

    I agree! Get Knees Over Toes Guy on the shoe!

  3. H says:

    In regards to the pill–

    Ben: ” It allows women to sleep around more”


    Ben you’re wrong. The majority of contraceptive users are married women .

    Sheesh. Really disappointing to hear you talk about women that way. Judgy much?

    1. Annick says:

      i was astonished and disappointed by that comment also.

  4. Levi says:

    Thanks Ben for your incredible insite. Your time and knowledge is much appreciated. Thank you for shedding light.

    1. You're welcome Levi!

  5. Sandbox says:

    I don’t see a way to ask any questions on Katylist website: “could Katylist arm straps be safely modified to use on a lower leg”? (Example they provide a long enough cable). If not, are you aware of a similar type (electrical muscle stimulation) suit that also ‘stimulates calves’? (Doesn’t stop at thighs) …I always invest in myself (I’m a good investment)… but doesn’t hurt to ask, might there be a Ben greenfield Katylist suit discount code?

    1. Sandbox says:

      (Lower leg Katalyst question related to training for sport of sprinting).

  6. Justin says:

    Fantastic podcast! Thanks for the fabulous info! Please Get the man, Ben Patrick, on the podcast. Considering knee surgery on meniscus, but want to try all other options first, will also get Knee Pain Bible as recommended! You guys are stars and love the way you work together on delivering the valuable information to us all!

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