https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/385 May 3, 2018 podcast: 385 - Should You Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach, The Ultimate Airplane Biohacking Guide, and Natural Ways To Increase Testosterone. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:06:30] Fascinating interview on longevity...(warning: about a 10-minute read). Would you put "young blood" into your body? Fascinating article. Calorie restriction lowers your metabolism, but also helps you live longer...typical tradeoff Good reason to maintain a bit of muscle as you age, eh? You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. 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All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package 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 - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Should You Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach? [00:42:53] Prahkar says: I just wanted to know if coffee is ok on an empty stomach. Somewhere I read that it is not ok to have without food. I usually fast for a long time so I want to know if it is ok to have on a very empty stomach. In my response, I recommend: -Kion Coffee The Ultimate Airplane Biohacking Guide [00:53:51] Peter says: I'd really like your help with joint pain and flying. I just returned from a surfing trip in El Salvador and once again, about halfway through the flight, I felt like I was going to fall apart. I am doing all the right things like fasting before the flight, taking activated charcoal, staying well hydrated and I stand up periodically throughout the flight. Jet lag is fine but mid-flight I feel like I have the flu all over my body. I have many plates and screws in me from broken bones. Is this from cabin pressure? Or lack of Oxygen? I would appreciate your ideas here. Thanks! In my response, I recommend: -My podcast with David Weck -Gradated compression gear -AlignMed shirts -EnergyBits -J-hook travel pillow -Sony wired noise blocking headphones -Wraparound sleep mask -Reishi mushroom from FourSigmatic -Elemental CBD Oil or PrimalHacker CBD Oil or the new Thorne Hemp (Marge I believe we have affiliate code for it) -Book "Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life" -Omica Organics Vanilla Stevia -Hammer Nutrition electrolyte tabs -Activated charcoal -Colima salt -Retimer -Human Charger Natural Ways To Increase Testosterone [01:17:18] Wendy says: I am internationally competitive in a WADA regulated weight class sport, Olympic weightlifting. I listen to your podcast and do a lot of research on my own to maximize muscle and strength building while staying lean and very clean. I would love a rundown of all the natural ways that I can, especially as a very lean woman, increase my HGH and Testosterone in order to build and maximize my strength. In my response, I recommend: -Study: Effects of High vs. Low Protein Intake on Body Composition and Maximal Strength in Aspiring Female Physique Athletes Engaging in an 8-Week Resistance Training Program -Kion Essential Amino Acids -Kion Colostrum -How To Use Growth Hormone Stacks For A Better Body: Everything You Need To Know About IGF-LR3, GHRP, and GHRH Peptide Stacks -Should You Use This Controversial Hormone Marketed As A Natural "Fountain Of Youth"? -PeakFitPro for single set to failure -6 Ways to Increase Testosterone With Exercise Prior to asking your question, 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!