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What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

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Jason Sissel

If you’re a Ben Greenfield podcast listener or blog reader (or a biohacker) you may have heard about the No Alcohol challenge subject, cyclist and Endure to Cure founder, Jason Sissel. Sissel was picked back in November to experiment with, following inspiration spawned from a previous Greenfield podcast episode with James Stanwick, New York-based author and ESPN anchor on SportsCenter.

If not, here are the quick details of the N=1 experiment: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Three Main Causes of Magnesium Deficiency (Part 2)

Body Odor-In my last post, we learned that 56% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. We also learned about the important role magnesium plays in mitochondrial function and how this relates to exercise performance by ensuring your muscle cells have the highest oxidative capacity (ability to produce ATP or “energy”) possible.

In this post we are going to talk about:

  • The OTHER consequences of magnesium deficiency that are not strictly related to mitochondrial function … and…
  • Why over half of the U.S. population is deficient

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Ways Alcohol Changes Your Body

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Simon Cocks

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Simon Cocks

Though studies have shown that a glass of wine or another light, alcoholic drink a day can actually be healthy, heavy drinking can have detrimental long-term results on the liver and overall health.

But it’s also important to consider short-term effects, especially for athletes. Alcohol consumption does not go well with building muscle, losing fat, and overall recovery.  Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.