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Hey, I’ve got good news today!
You know that tiny, butterfly-shaped gland sitting inside your throat?
Yes, yes – the one responsible for the metabolism of literally every cell in your body…
Well, I’ve personally cracked the code on how to absolutely ***destroy*** it.
Yes, by combining lots of cardio, some hard weight training, a busy work life, cutting sleep here and there, eating quick meals, and using a few other  techniques I’ll explain to you in just a moment, I’ve managed to do a real number on my precious little thyroid gland.
Ouch.
According to my lab results, it’s gotten low enough to screw my metabolism for a really long time, unless I do some things to reverse it NOW (all reversal steps are here – but I digress).

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Podcast #280 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/04/280-are-ph-based-diets-proven-is-bluetooth-dangerous-should-you-exercise-your-chest-every-day-and-much-more
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Introduction:   In  this episode: Does Coolsculpting Fat Loss Surgery Work, What Are Omega 5 and 7 Fats, Should You Exercise Your Chest Every Day, Will A Paleo Diet Cause Gout, 5 Ways To Stay Healthy At College, Are Bluetooth Headsets and Wireless Heart Rate Monitors Dangerous, and What Should Your Ratio of Vitamin A, D and K be?
Welcome to the bengreenfieldfitness.com podcast.  We provide you with free exercise, nutrition, weight loss, triathlon, and wellness advice from the top fitness experts in the nation.

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May 7, 2014 Podcast: Are weeds healthy to eat, Resistance Bands vs. Free Weights, MCT Oil Allergies, Low T4 and Low T3 with Normal TSH, Natural Remedies for Night Sweats.
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Sex is a fundamental part of life and literally keeps the world alive.  When living with chronic illness, frequent pain, and fatigue, maintaining a satisfying sex life can become an arduous task.  But it doesn’t need to be.  Focusing on intimacy and redefining your idea of what is sexy or sexual will open up a whole new world of sensual experiences.
So today, let’s talk about relationships and sex.  One of the most important aspects of any relationship is open communication.  A relationship without open communication makes it difficult for individuals to connect mentally, physically, or emotionally.  Sexual activity provides more than a physical connection, it binds people mentally and emotionally as well.  It also increases blood flow and releases endorphins which serve as the body’s own pain relievers, both which are good for RA.

This week, I took a deluxe deep dive into the inner workings of my blood and biomarkers. The best way to think about blood testing is this: it’s like paying attention to your check-engine light instead of waiting for smoke to shoot out of the hood.
WellnessFX describes the Premium Panel I just did (which included the 16 vials of blood pictured above) as the…
“…most comprehensive and exclusive diagnostic package yet, gives you VIP-level access to every biomarker we offer..”
Wow.
They call it “The Premium Panel” and you can read more about this state-of-the-art biochemical and genetic marker testing by clicking here.

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Do you feel guilty or anxious when you’re not working?
Have you stopped playing with your friends?
Do all of your daily activities revolve around building a more successful career?
Are you sitting still and staring at screens for most of your waking hours?
Do you interact with people primarily through screens?
Are you always sleeping fewer than eight hours per night?
Are you consuming stimulants multiple times per day to hide your exhaustion?
Are you indoors all day long, depriving yourself of fresh air and sunlight?
Do you depend on alcohol or drugs to cope with social situations outside of work?
My podcast guest today – Charlie Hoehn, author of the book “Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure For Anxiety”- has been there, and he knows what that lifestyle is like.

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Podcast #279 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/04/279-how-to-track-every-element-of-your-fitness-is-vitamin-b12-megadosing-dangerous-red-light-exposure-before-bed
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Introduction:   In  today’s episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast: The Science of the Runner’s High, Is Vitamin B12 Megadosing Dangerous, How To Track Every Element of Your Fitness, Best Natural Foods For Babies, Healing The Skin Naturally, and Is Creatine Safe?
Welcome to the bengreenfieldfitness.com podcast.  We provide you with free exercise, nutrition, weight loss, triathlon, and wellness advice from the top fitness experts in the nation.

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Apr 30, 2014 Podcast (brought to you today by Harry’s Shaving – click here to check ‘em out and use code Ben to save 5 bucks!): Does Coolsculpting Fat Loss Surgery Work, What Are Omega 5 and 7 Fats, Should You Exercise Your Chest Every Day, Will A Paleo Diet Cause Gout, 5 Ways To Stay Healthy At College, Are Bluetooth Headsets and Wireless HR Monitors Dangerous, and What Should Your Ratio of Vitamin A, D and K be?
Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right, use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, Skype “pacificfit” or use the “Ask Ben” form…but be prepared to wait – we prioritize audio questions over text questions.

Rheumatoid vasculitis is a rare but serious complication of rheumatoid arthritis which occurs in 1-5% of patients diagnosed with RA (Genta 2006).  In rheumatoid vasculitis, inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels in the body restricts blood flow and causes tissue damage.  Multiple organs may be affected including the skin, nerves, eyes, heart, lung, brain, gastrointestinal tract or kidneys.  It most commonly affects the skin, arteries of the fingers and toes, peripheral nervous system, and eyes causing scleritis (an inflammation of the white part of the eye).
Who develops rheumatoid vasculitis?
Vasculitis in RA is associated with longstanding (more than 10 years), erosive, seropositive disease.  It is more common in men than women with RA and in patients who smoke.

How long have you been squatting, bench pressing or pulling the same amount of weight every time you step into the gym?
How long have you stepped on the scale and witnessed the same body fat each week?
How long have you always been able to do X number of pull-ups, no matter what (and maybe that’s not even one)?
How long have you been running that four mile lunchtime loop in the exact same period of time, day after day?
How long have you been stuck at the same old splits for your 5K, your 10K, your half-marathon, your marathon, your triathlon, or your 500m swim?
If your answer to any of those questions is “a long time”, then you’re probably battling the underrecovery monster.
See, recovery is your ability to meet or exceed performance in a particular activity.
I’ll say that again.