Podcast Episode #49: Double-Interview Super Special – Expert Doctor on Low Back Pain in Endurance Athletes & New Compound for Speeding Stress Fracture Healing

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This June 24, 2009 free audio episodeincludes an expert interview on low back pain and sacro-iliac joint issues, a bonus interview on  a breakthrough supplement for bone healing and stress fractures called “lactoferrin”, as well as listener Q&A's on “Tapering for Triathlon” and “Crunchy Craving Snack Substitutes”.

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Dr. Brian Mather is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. He is the team chiropractor for the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club and has over 10 years of clinical experience treating high-school, college and professional athletes. He served as chiropractor for the 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and is now a contributing writer to Triathlete magazine and an emerging expert in low back pain, especially among the endurance athlete population. During our 15 minute interview, Dr. Mather and I discuss the latest findings on the #1 cause of low back pain among people who are physically active, and the exact steps that can be taken to eliminate the pain related to sacroiliac joint issues (SI joint syndrome). For more information on Dr. Mather, just visit Spokane Sports Chiropractic.

OsteoDenx_box3In the second interview, I speak with a gentleman named Jim Dragon about a brand new nutritional supplement that is showing a great deal of promise for bone health and stress fractures. It is called “lactoferrin”, and is found in an impressive dietary supplement called Osteodenx. The ingredients include a cocktail of many of the effective bone-building supplements we've discussed on this show, such as Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), Folic acid, Zinc (from zinc oxide) , ELF (RNAse enriched-lactoferrin), hyaluronic acid, bromelain, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, Chondroitin sulfate 100 mg and Turmeric root extract. During the interview, you'll hear some impressive statistics and anecdotes about the efficacy of this interesting new capsule.

Also, remember the interview on Ayurvedic Medicine? In this podcast, I also mention how I've been feeling since I started using the “Essence of Life” Fulvic and Humic acids from AmbayaGold.com.

Also in this podcast:

Listener Chuck asks:

I had a couple questions I was hoping you could answer for me for my race next weekend.  On Sunday I will be racing Montclair Olympic triathlon in Virginia.  The race is on Sunday and I was curious about your recommendations for tapering the week before? Also, what is the best way to train the week after the race – take a day off, get right back into it?

Listener Jane asks:

Now that we're in the middle of the summer, I'm finding myself absolutely craving more calories in between meals, especially from “crunchy” foods, like cracker mixes and banana chips. Are these type of foods healthy for snacking?

I have also received a couple questions about  online personal training. So I've answered them in a video. If you watch this video, and you want to find out how I can be your personal fitness or nutrition consultant, just go to http://www.pacificfit.net/bengreenfield.html

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3 thoughts on “Podcast Episode #49: Double-Interview Super Special – Expert Doctor on Low Back Pain in Endurance Athletes & New Compound for Speeding Stress Fracture Healing

  1. Ryan Stern says:

    Hey Ben, I know this is an old podcast but I recently fractured my spine (T10-L3) with a burst fracture of T12, requiring a surgical fusion of T11-L1. I’m 47 and recent CT shows some healing but I really want to speed up the healing process. I understand the benefits of Lactoferrin but my question is would you recommend this Osteodenx that this guest is recommending or would I be better suited getting the Kion colostrum? I’m kind of a fan of using food products to help vs pills. Would love your thoughts. Thanks!

  2. physio says:

    Informative content. Will pass on the audio and Osteodenx name to some of our athletic therapists. I would be interested to hear their feedback on it. Thanks for the post.

  3. Jerry Cagle says:

    The info on low back pain was excellent, but it could be expanded upon. I’ve had decades of back issues compounded by vertebral compression fractures on three separate occasions. Rick Jemmet’s book “Spinal Stabilization: The New Science of Back Pain, 2nd Edition” helped me essentially end the problem. Ben, you should read this and see if you can get an interview with him. Let me know if you want to read it and I’ll buy you a copy as a “thank you” for all the great podcasts you’ve done.

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