055 – Q&A: Discussing Myths Around Cholesterol, Hypnotism, and Sex

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Welcome back to the Muscle Intelligence Podcast! This is another question and answer session with the wonderful Ashleigh VanHouten from Paleo Magazine! In this discussion, we cover the topics of breakfast, protein, cholesterol, getting that pump, hypnotism and more! Ben goes on a rant about the harmful effects of air fresheners which turns into a reflection on sex, pornography and the exaggeration of our natural interaction with each other! The conversation finishes off with some thoughts on beliefs and questioning things we have taken for granted. SO for all your dietary, mental and performance needs, make sure you tune in another great episode of the show!


  • Improving gut health and tips for older individuals around protein and breakfast. [1:10]
  • Red meat, fat, cholesterol and trends around diets that come and go. [5:33]
  • Getting a pump in the gym and reasons why it might be difficult at times. [9:54]
  • Efficacy of hypnotism and the suggestibility of the unconscious mind. [14:12]
  • Why you need to get rid of any air fresheners you might be inhaling! [19:34]
  • Over-exaggerated sexual symbolism and what this might be doing to our brains. [22:54]
  • Articulation of sexual interaction and keeping pleasure simple and generous. [27:02]
  • The centrality of beliefs and the origins of those things we hold close to us. [29:11]

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Ben Pakulski

Ben Pakulski

Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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