Ben Greenfield Fitness
387: How Much Alcohol Makes You Fat, The Best Exercises For Getting Smarter, Good Vs. Bad MSG & More!
Jul 12, 2018 · 1 hr 19 min
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  July 12, 2018, Q&A Episode 387: How Much Alcohol Makes You Fat, Is MSG Natural Or Not, and Is Smoked Salmon Healthy? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to ), use the Contact button on the , or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:06:43] Squats make you smart. ... Physical activity combined with learning seems to be an - meaning actually “working out” while you learn. Why us Homo sapiens are compared to other animals. 24-hour fasting . Why work. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on , , , and . Special Announcements [00:31:38] This podcast is brought to you by: -Kion Flex - With Kion Flex, you can promote joint comfort, mobility, and flexibility and support bone health with 16 different ingredients chosen based upon scientific data and traditional medicine. 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There's no better way to prepare than through Train to Hunt challenges.  - July 19, 2018: Ancestral Health Symposium, Bozeman, Montana. "AHS" is a scientific conference which provides a forum so that learning and qualified discussion on all areas of human health can take place. Most noteworthy, at this conference you will go beyond diet and learn about the latest research across a wide range of topics, all united by an evolutionary perspective. speakers present on topics including diet, movement, sleep, stress, epigenetics, and more. AUGUST - August 17 - 19, 2018: Colorado Rockies Ultra Beast and Sprint Weekend, Breckenridge, Colorado. The mountain is calling! This is an extra-special . Team members from my company, , and I are competing together in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Experience the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries and traverses.  FUTURE - October 14-16, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The  features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate your curiosity about health and amplify your life journey.  - October 11 - 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat.  Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We’ve rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America– Napa Valley. 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Giveaways & Goodies [01:14:30] -Grab your  that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - ! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by , the Podcast Sidekick. How Much Alcohol Makes You Fat? [00:41:13] Margie says:  I listened to the twice but I still have three questions: 1- Does alcohol really slow or halt your body's ability to metabolize fat enough to cause weight gain? 2- If it does, would anything that has a sedative effect (calms the nervous system) do the same thing? 3- Is a daily dose of alcohol safe for the liver to detoxify every day? In my response, I recommend: - My podcast on alcohol "" - - Is MSG Natural Or Not? [01:01:30] Meg says:  I am wondering if you could take a deep dive into MSG. My son and I have a disagreement as to whether or not we should partake. I've heard for so long that it should be avoided but my son says that it is safe and that it is a naturally occurring compound in vegetables. He sprinkles extra MSG on his food but I avoid it like that plague. What gives?   Is Smoked Salmon Healthy? [01:07:24] Alex says:  Obviously, we all know about the dangers of smoked meat (classified as a strong carcinogen) but it is very difficult to find info on smoked salmon. Salmon is a touted as a super food but I am keen to find out your thoughts on whether smoked salmon has the same benefits or if it is more like smoked meats, that we should be avoiding? In my response, I recommend: - - (including the part about Stratagene for evaluating histamine intolerance) Prior to , do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!  
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