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  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Welcome Sarah from Primal Bites!
    • Sarah is visiting Stacy, as she is in town competing for her second Strongman competition
      • This was her first competition where there was a significant number of competitors and she won open middleweight
    • Sarah B. had a busy day helping her daughter with a school project
  • Paleo in the Dorm Room (4:33)
    • Stacy and Sarah first met online, and then met in person at the New York book signing tour event
      • They then connected on Instagram, and lifted together when Sarah was back home from college
      • Sarah is a senior in college, working on a degree in sustainability and already has a lot of great opportunities for her professional future
      • Thought it would be great to have Sarah on the show to help Stacy and Sarah B address college related questions
  • Questions & Answers (7:51)
    • Shivam - dealing with difficult acne, but was able to clear up 80% of the acne after following an AIP protocol while home for the holidays. Should I just eat the dining hall food for these four years of college and start your autoimmune diet to fix my gut later when I can afford and have access to paleo friendly food? Will my gut be harder to heal later if I don't act now?
      • Explore your meal plan options - is it required? Can you reduce the number of meals you are paying for?
      • Can still make good choices in the dining hall regardless of the cooking oil
      • Research protein options within the dining hall
      • How Stacy made "healthier choices" while in the dorm
      • Sarah suggests getting a mini fridge and microwave for her room - it is possible to follow the AIP with easy options from a grocery store and basic tools in your dorm room
      • There would certainly be a learning curve to navigating AIP from a dorm room, but it is certainly possible
      • Read labels and evaluate options
      • Check with your dining hall on how accommodating they are with food allergies
      • You may be able to see a huge improvement in your health from eliminating the highly inflammatory foods, and then following a full AIP later when possible
      • Play with reintroduction to see what it is your body is reacting to
      • The longer the body is in an inflammatory pattern the harder it is to break out of the pattern
      • There are compelling reasons to put in some efforts - and breaking your approach into pieces now will be hugely beneficial over the longterm 
      • Making progress towards the endpoint in a sustainable way is what matters more than jumping into a Paleo approach full steam ahead
      • Do the best you can now, acknowledge that there will be limitations along the way
      • Stock up on the foods that work well for you
  • Sarah's approach to Paleo at college
    • Smaller batch cooking with one main protein, raw veggies, baked sweet potatoes
    • Keeping meat and veggies in the fridge
    • Preps for a few days in advance
    • Protein bars
    • Makes larger meals so she doesn't need to snack
    • Prioritizes her budget around meat, vegetables and fruits
  • Thank you so much Sarah for coming on this week's show! 
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  • Thanks everyone for listening - we will be back next week! 
  • Outro (32:59)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Finn got his cast off on Friday, so he only had it on for three weeks
      • This was the first bone break amongst the three boys
      • The doctor said that Finn's bones look very healthy
    • Sarah took time to clean her desk and get organized
  • Questions & Answers (7:46)
    • This week's show is inspired by another great question
    • Lexie asks:
      • Our daughter is having an issue eating meat. I have such a hard time getting her to eat it in any form. She will sometimes have a few bites of Applegate deli ham and maybe a bite or two of grass fed hot dog, but that's it. She used to tolerate braised meats better but that seems to be ending too. I've tried pulled pork, braised beef, homemade meatballs, all manner of deli meat, meat sauce with mushrooms, chili... at best she will take a bite or two and then suddenly acts like it's poison. I'm pretty convinced it must be an issue with the texture. I think she often likes the flavor but then is put off by the feeling of meat in her mouth. The one that she will try hard at is bacon (that's my girl). Unfortunately, that is usually too difficult for her to eat with her 6 teeth but I still let her suck on it a bit when we have it.
      • I'm so worried about her getting enough nutrients and I'm also having the hardest time packing her lunch for school. I end up resorting to sunbutter sandwiches and other wheat-based things more than I'd like, just because I'm at a loss and don't want her to go hungry. I plan to try chicken liver mousse soon. I'm hoping that the smooth texture will appeal to her more.
      • Any other ideas for foods to try and how to get her to accept the texture of meat?
    • Good job introducing a variety of foods, as exposing your kids to a variety of foods is the best approach to get an idea on what they like
    • If she is still nursing, protein wouldn't be Stacy's biggest concern
    • Stacy agrees that it sounds like she is likely dealing with a texture issue
    • The muscle control in a baby's mouth is not yet as strong as an adults
    • Some children can get their protein needs met through blended meats at that young age
    • With baby-led weaning, the littles ones primarily eat vegetables at that young of an age
    • She might just need some bridge food to help her - possibly pulverize her food at the table for a few weeks to see if it is an issue with flavor or texture
    • Stacy suggests that she not stress about it, continue to offer the foods she is offering and encourage her to try them
    • Stacy notes that these habits are normal for a child who is roughly one year old
    • Try serving meats that are inherently soft and fall apart in your mouth, like liver
    • Eggs, milk and yogurt are all great sources of protein, so Lexie's daughter is getting great nutrition
    • Try your best to relax as a parent as your little ones can pick up on your stress and feel stressed about it all as well
    • Sensory Processing (18:18)
      • Sarah does not think this is what is going on with Lexie's daughter, but she does think it is relevant towards this conversation on meat averse kids
      • Sarah's daughter had a mild issue with sensory processing, she was adverse to different textures, temperatures and strong flavors in her mouth - at one year old she was borderline failure to thrive and they had to help her gain weight
      • What Sarah and her husband were able to identify when they slowly transitioned their daughter to a Paleo diet
      • How Sarah and her husband helped their daughter move past her sensory processing symptoms
      • What is developmentally normal for the various ages and food aversions
      • The strategy is one bite, keep presenting, stay patient and don't get worked up about it
      • If you are dealing with a kid who is really having issues with consuming a food group like meat and it isn't going away in a couple of months as part of a developmental phase, you may want to discuss it with your pediatrician
      • Specialists who can help with strategies to help overcome these symptoms
      • It is normal for kids to enjoy bland and familiar food - from there it is just a matter of walking that balance to still expose them to new foods to broaden their interests and palates, while still catering to their preferences 
  • Kid's favorite first foods
    • For Stacy's kids:
      • Each kid was a little bit different
      • In general liver was the first protein that was presented to them all
      • Avocado
      • Banana
      • They introduced solid food very slowly
      • Lima beans
      • Wesley was their Paleo baby and he loved olives and pretty much all fatty foods
    • For Sarah's kids:
      • Her oldest did the rice cereal mixed with breastmilk and then they moved to mushed up vegetables
      • Her second daughter did avocado, banana, egg yolk, yogurt
      • They both moved on to finger food really quickly
      • They loved peas
      • Sarah found that they both liked pre-chewed meat as opposed to ground up meat
      • Sardines
      • Kale chips
      • Pomegranate seeds
      • Sea Snax
    • Meals for the food introductory period
      • Ground beef
      • Stir fry
    • Thoughts on baby cereals
    • Not pressuring and not making a big deal out of it
    • Respecting their kids preferences and working with them to understand what they do and don't like to eat
  • We will be back next week with a guest!
  • Thanks everyone for listening!
  • Outro (44:29)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Sarah got the flu the day before leaving for vacation
      • She ended up feeling fine once she reached the location
      • Getting sick encouraged her to not work, and to make the vacation a vacation to recharge and get rest and it was wonderful
    • Stacy has been really busy with work, had some travel for work, and then came down with a little bug
      • Took the weekend to relax as a family, and did some cooking together
    • The point that Sarah is at with her health journey and her feelings towards how sick she has been this year, and her expectations for how Paleo supports her continued healing
    • Letting go of guilt or shame around not being perfect, being a real person who gets sick
  • Negativity within the Paleo community (17:58)
    • A judgemental attitude within the Paleo community has grown in recent years
    • The media also puts an unfair representation and critical opinion against the Paleo diet, which also leads to defensiveness within the community
      • Sarah doesn't feel she should have to defend her choices, it is instead an opportunity to educate others
    • We are seeing shades of Paleo within the community, where people are implementing it in various ways, and it is leading to a my Paleo is better than your Paleo
    • This behavior is breeding a negative space, with an element of competition to it
    • The problem that comes when you feel like you have to sensor your life or lead people to expect that Paleo cures everything
    • The different camps of Paleo
  • Questions & Answers (24:08)
    • Anonymous - the reason I can't seem to get back on the Paleo wagon is because I keep getting mad about not being able to cheat and eat like everyone else. I get mad about me needing to meal prep and go through the trouble of preparing every meal. So even though my health is declining every week that I keep eating "the bad stuff" and it isn't motivating me enough, but just gets me wound up even more. What can I do to find peace and accept my body and the fact that it just doesn't like me eating non Paleo food?
      • Stacy stressed the importance of just focusing on you
      • Disengage from habits that cause you stress, i.e. comparing yourself to others or feeling pressured by what others are or are not doing
      • Reframing the "on the wagon" mentality to be more about a choice and owning the choices you are making
      • Stacy's approach to how she incorporates the 80/20, and how this sets her up for success
      • Check out Real Life Paleo or 3 Phase Paleo and perhaps try developing a new approach on how to create balance and sustainability within your own life
      • How stress and lack of sleep can impact our choices
      • Perhaps not necessarily focusing on the food piece right now, but instead focusing on sleep quality and quantity
      • Tips on how to get out of a food rut
        • Peruvian chicken
        • Having go-to take out food options in your area
        • Burger places that can do lettuce wraps, or a place that offers gluten-free buns
        • Deli section of grocery store with rotisserie chickens and simple steamed vegetables
        • Creating variety through various kinds of Paleo dressings and/or sauces
        • Costco's Kale salad
        • Steaks and pork chops are very easy cuts of meat to cook
        • Recipes in the Instant Pot
        • Hard boiled eggs
        • Breakfast for dinner
        • Coming up with a list of recipes that you can create in under 10 minutes
        • Ground meat is also a great option for quick meals
      • Having a conversation with your significant other about how to create meals where you both have options you can enjoy 
      • Avoid bringing trigger foods in the house
  • Stacy's parting advice - good luck, worry about what is on your plate, and how you want to feel - it will make the choices easier
  • We will be back next week!
  • Thanks for listening everyone!
  • Outro (46:16)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Sarah has a beach vacation on the calendar, so Stacy and Sarah arranged for an early recording prior to her departure
  • Women's Health (3:56)
    • Thought it would be great to continue the women's health conversation with another question that will make for a great discussion
    • Philippa asks:
      • Is it safe to eat AIP while pregnant?
        • Stacy notes that eating AIP while pregnant is perfectly safe
        • For more information on eating AIP while pregnant, listen to this episode of The Paleo View
      • My daily vitamin A is always above 60,000 IU and sometimes reaches 100,000 IU - are these levels too high and could they be dangerous in pregnancy?
        • The fundamental needs of vitamin A for the function of our eyes, skin health, lung health, gut barrier health, sinus health - it is a very important vitamin for hormones, fertility, thyroid function - required for healthy bones and connective tissues - vital for the immune system
        • The role that vitamin A plays with fetus health
        • The difference in vitamin A from plants versus animals
        • Cron-o-meter can be misleading with this nutrient information
        • The misleading study that has led to an outdated vitamin A recommendation for pregnant women - and more recent studies have been completed to debunk that initial study and recommendation
        • Why it is important to have vitamin D tested when you are looking at your vitamin A levels
        • The research does not support a cause for concern with that level of vitamin A intake from high quality whole foods
        • The scare tactics that go along with pregnancy
        • Stacy and Sarah's experiences with cravings and food aversions during pregnancy
    • When a food contains a high amount of vitamin A (example Stacy gave, bear liver), can it be dangerous to your health?
      • The vitamin A level in bear meat is completely different from other commonly consumed liver cuts, such as beef liver
      • We may consume a few omnivores, but primarily consumer herbivores, which impacts the levels of vitamin A that we are absorbing from our protein sources
      • The higher up you are on the food chain, the higher the nutrient density is in the cuts of meat
      • When consuming these cuts of meat with high levels of a specific vitamin, it is important to look at the intake of other vitamins and lifestyle factors when determining if a food could be toxic
    • AIP When Pregnant
      • Sarah would have followed a modified autoimmune protocol when she was pregnant had she known about it
      • If your diseases is in remission while pregnant, it can be a nice opportunity to reintroduce some nutrient-dense foods that fall on the AIP list of foods to avoid
      • Continuing to focus on nutrient density
      • Managing stress, being active, and getting enough sleep
      • An appropriate level of vitamin A intake when pregnant
      • Finding a balance for yourself
      • If you are at all worried, get your vitamin D levels checked
  • Thanks everyone for tuning in!
  • Sarah have an excellent vacation!
  • Outro (37:51)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Stacy and Sarah's Easter celebrations and activities
      • Matt and Stacy's brunch spread
      • Egg filling and hiding
      • Leftover hardboiled eggs
    • Sarah's husband's work travels and turning them into family vacations
  • Women's Health (12:35)
    • The things that women just kind of deal with that are annoying, not all of these things have to happen - often times when we change our diet and our lifestyle, these are the things that go away
    • The myth behind the Paleo diet being a "cure all"
  • Questions & Answers (17:32)
    • Leah - when I eat fermented foods, I get the feeling I am developing a yeast infection. Any suggestions?
      • Stacy thinks there might be an imbalance in the gut, and recommends looking into a diet to reset the bacteria in the gut
      • Sarah notes that studies show that probiotics can help fight candida 
      • Candida likes high estrogen, high blood sugar, and high stress environments
      • The strains in fermented foods are known to help control candida growth
      • Facts about vaginitis (also known as a yeast infection)
        • Candida causes yeast infections about half of the time
        • Other culprits are bacterial infections, irritants, and allergies
        • So a yeast infection could also be caused by a food allergy
        • Sarah recommends getting tested for yeast sensitivities/allergies - these are common food sensitivities 
        • There are a number of yeast free diets that you can utilize 
        • Vaginitis can also be linked to STD's, so it is worth getting tested 
      • Stacy notes that menstruation products (or even condoms) can also cause irritations that are seen in the form of vaginitis 
      • Be aware of what is your "normal" for symptoms that you experience around your monthly cycle, when consuming foods you are sensitive too, etc. 
    • Jennie - why do I poop more, and experience gas, during my period? 
      • Period poops are a real thing - the Buzzfeed article Stacy refers to 
      • The situation is impacted by two things 
      • First, you are probably eating less healthy food than you usually do as you are dealing with hormonal influenced cravings
      • And second, the hormone progesterone peeks during your period, which actually has an effect on how things move through your intestines 
      • The high shift between progesterone and estrogen turning back on greatly impacts your bowels 
      • The role prostaglandins play
  • Major props to Buzzfeed!
  • A special thank you to Stacy for her willingness to talk about poop!
  • And a thank you to the listeners - don't forget to leave those reviews here please! 
  • Stacy wished Sarah happy travels for her spring break vacation with her family
  • Outro (44:28)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • A whole lot of people told Sarah at the Nutritional Therapy Association conference to say hi to Stacy
      • The conference was three times bigger this year than last
      • Sarah got to meet many new people and reconnect with old colleagues and friends
      • Great to be in an environment where Sarah felt surrounded by her peeps
      • There were also some amazing vendors in attendance
    • Stacy made Paleo peeps with honey and vital proteins, and dusted them in freeze dried fruit
    • There is some transition happening on the Paleo Parents team with their long-time team member Monica, who is stepping back as she prepares for the arrival of her third baby
    • Sarah is starting to work on her next book and owes her publisher two chapters by the end of the month, so she is working on the narrative now
    • How Stacy and Sarah fill eggs for Easter egg hunts
    • This week's show topic will be on Paleo bread
  • Science with Sarah (15:21)
    • A question that Sarah gets asked a lot is if soaking, sprouting and/or fermenting makes a difference with the nutrient compounds of nuts and grains
    • Soaking and sprouting are the same thing - the variable is how long you go for
      • With soaking you take the grain and put them in water for twelve to twenty-four hours
      • If you rinse them and put them on a damp paper towel to allow them to sprout and grow, it becomes a sprouted grain - but the things happening in a sprouted grain start to happen when you begin to soak the grain
      • The anti-nutrients in grains and if they are or are not impacted by the soaking and sprouting
    • Fermentation we are using yeast and bacteria to partially digest the grain
      • Digesting the product using bacteria and yeast
      • It is the same process as making sauerkraut
      • The anti-nutrients in grains and if they are or are not impacted by the soaking and sprouting
    • These processes do not make grains a nutrient-dense food, but they do change the food and makes it more digestible for people that do not have overt food sensitivities
    • Whether you consume these sprouted or fermented grains is all individual choice, and based on where you fall on an ancestral template spectrum
    • Playing around with soaked and fermented grains wouldn't qualify as Paleo
    • All the considerations that go into the choices you make, what your goals may be, and understanding the types of options you have
  • Questions & Answers (27:01)
    • Andrea - what are your thoughts on fermented sourdough bread?
      • Stacy recommends avoiding breads, focusing on incorporating nutrient dense items instead
      • Looking at what you gain by eating these foods
      • Quality of life food versus a nourishing food
      • When we cook/bake a food we kill the nutrients that are beneficial when consuming fermented foods
    • Chris - is there such a thing as Paleo bread?
      • Yes making any recipe with less refined ingredients is a healthier option, but it is deceptive to say that any sort of treat is healthy
      • Stacy refers to these foods as grain-free or gluten-free, she doesn't refer to them as Paleo
      • Selecting what you eat daily by what adds nutrients, but adding the occasional gluten-free foods is what makes this a sustainable lifestyle
      • Its not about deprivation or telling yourself you can't have something - you can choose to eat these things, you just have to decide if they are inline with the goals that you have for yourself and if that is truly a decision that you want to make
      • We all have to find our balance
      • There is absolutely a place for Paleo bread, or bagels, or whatever it is you want - and you will find many of these Paleo recipes in Paleo cookbooks
      • Looking at it as a treat versus this is how I can have toast with breakfast
      • There can be a problem with relying on Paleo versions of old favorites
      • Figuring out what works for you and implementing strategies around those findings - and this process takes time and baby steps
  • Sarah's nine year old won a blue ribbon at their county science fair
  • Thanks for listening, we will be back next week!
  • Outro (54:11)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • While Sarah is not 100% better, she has more energy than she has had in a long time
    • Build-a-Bear now has sloths
    • Sarah is getting ready for the Nutritional Therapy Association conference which is this upcoming weekend, and she will be in the Portland area when this show airs
      • She is giving a talk on Friday morning and is on a panel discussion on Friday afternoon
      • On Saturday she will just be hanging around the conference
      • She is very excited because this trip because it is such a great conference
      • Sarah will be talking about sleep this year, inspired by her passion for her Go to Bed program and the science behind the role that sleep plays on our overall health and wellness
      • Sarah shared more about the prioritization of sleep
  • Science with Sarah (11:33)
    • Genetics vs. epigenetics - the definitions
    • There are many mechanisms with genes that are influenced by diet and lifestyle
    • Epigentics are inheritable as well - we do inherit some signals from both our parents' and grandparents' environments that control which genes are turned off and turned on
    • We can override those on/off switches with our own diet and lifestyle choices, but the science helps us understand why there is a predisposition for certain diseases with epigenetics
    • We only understand the very tip of the iceberg on this topic, and in isolated specific conditions, but it is a field of science that is exploding right now
    • Sarah thinks that this scientific field will lead to tremendous advances in how we define an optimal human diet
    • Turning the tide of public health by educating our children on diet and lifestyle choices
    • Motivating healthier choices throughout the generations
  • Questions & Answers (27:27)
    • Emma - How exactly does gene expression work? Did my grandparents' diet and lifestyle really help shape who I am? What about my great-grandparents? Do genes really turn on and off? How is this possible? If I were to marry, say, a lifelong smoker, how much of an impact would this genetic "tag" have on our offspring?
      • There are both a genetic predisposition to inheriting a disease and an epigenetic predisposition to inheriting a disease
      • For example, there are a few variants of genes that have much higher risks of autoimmune diseases
      • Sarah shared more examples of gene variants that have a higher risk for various diseases
      • We have this whole separate set of genes that are turned on and turned off based on diet and lifestyle, exposure to toxins, hormone environment, stress, sleep, infection, gut micro biome - and all of the gene expressions impacted from these variables are inheritable
      • So yes, a lifelong smoker would create a genetic impact on their kids
      • The paternal link is just as strong as the maternal link
      • Sarah's appreciation for how her health journey has educated her choices and brought her to where she is today
    • Jessica - if family members have autoimmune conditions, should I adopt an AIP diet to prevent acquiring one?
      • Stacy suggests trying to be aware of what the autoimmune trigger foods are and either avoid or limit them
      • However, it may be hard to stay strict AIP based off of a genetic disposition
      • If you start having symptoms it may motivate you to make those changes, but taking the approach to first build awareness around what the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory foods are, and consuming as much of those healing foods as possible
      • Understand the key concepts behind the autoimmune protocol and why they work
      • Learning about adequate nutrient levels
      • Taking it from the nutrient density focus as opposed to the elimination focus with be hugely beneficial
      • Don't ignore the lifestyle factors and work on those
      • There is a whole class of autoimmune diseases that occur with hormonal changes - partner with a healthcare provider who can help you monitor these changes
      • Monitor how you feel, and look into health challenges if and when they arise
  • Thanks everyone for listening! We will be back again next week!
  • Outro (57:25)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Spring has sprung in both Stacy's and Sarah's towns - their fear for what this may mean for an unexpected late snowfall
    • Stacy is finally back among the walking and actually ate a meal since falling dead to the stomach flu on Sunday
    • How Sarah is managing her severe lung infection at this point
    • Sarah's reflection on the moments in life when she has listened to her body, and the times when she has ignored it
    • Sarah's thoughts on blending diet and lifestyle with western medicine practices
    • How difficult it can sometimes be to listen to your own body
    • The topic for this week's show is centered around the topic of staying Paleo when sick and how to recover
  • Science with Sarah (22:35)
    • Sarah is often asked about how to mitigate the effects of taking antibiotics, so would like to discuss how to recover from treating an illness
    • Antibiotics are an issue because they are not specific, they kill a wide range of bacteria
    • One of the first bacteria that antibiotics encounter is the bacteria that is living in our digestive tracks, which is why gastrointestinal issues are a common side effect of taking antibiotics
    • All that the gut bacteria is responsible for in maintaining our overall health and wellness
    • When we kill all our gut bacteria we can experience diarrhea, bloating, gas, stomachaches, nausea, and changes in taste preferences
    • Studies show that being on antibiotics once creates an irreversible loss of biodiversity in the gut micro biome - however, more studies should be done to test this over a greater stretch of time to look at this point further
    • While taking antibiotics you want to take high doses of probiotics, and you want to stagger the probiotics as far away from your antibiotics as you can
    • There is not a general consensus on serving size recommendations, but the 'more the better' mentality is perfectly safe
    • The probiotics are not replacing what the antibiotics are killing, the incoming probiotics are coming into the system to keep the good gut bacteria jobs still going
    • After the course of antibiotics, you want to focus on recovering the micro biome and on rebuilding the bacteria diversity by feeding a diversity of fiber to your gut micro biome in a moderate fat environment - and you do this to tolerance
    • You also want to practice patience with the process, know that it takes a lot of time to reestablish that gut micro biome diversity
  • Questions & Answers (35:28)
    • Cat - in need of some ideas on how to continue with an autoimmune protocol diet when sick
      • Look at AIP friendly baked recipes like plantain muffins, baked apples, etc.
      • Try getting broth in
      • If you eat something like a Ritz cracker, your body not only has to fight the illness, but the additional inflammation of the food you are introducing when your body is already going haywire
      • Smoothies with collagen peptides would be very beneficial
      • Giving ourselves permission to take medication that will help us feel better
    • Tammy - recommendations on how to treat a cold needed
      • When Stacy opts to take medicine to treat a cold - it is after neti potting and lots of sleep just aren't working
      • Stacy was careful to check her cold treatment ingredients and chose a Tylenol version because of her autoimmune condition
      • Sarah's thoughts on zpacks and other commonly recommended cold treatments
      • Sarah takes medicine for colds when her ability to sleep is being compromised
      • Again, don't look at having to take medication as a failure or a setback, but also be sure to not let medication stop you from continuing the pursuit of health through diet and lifestyle
  • Thanks everyone for tuning in!
  • Outro (56:11)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Sarah is sick with a pneumonia and working hard to get better
    • Here to help with the show since Sarah is feeling sick, is Matt and Stacy's oldest son, Cole
    • For today's show, Cole is on to share an update on his ADHD symptoms and the lifestyle factors he is incorporating to help with his symptoms 
      • The Paleo View episode that last featured Cole with update on ADHD can be found HERE
      • For more information, check out ADHD Impulse Control: from Frustration to Fantastic blog post HERE
    • Cole is 10, he is in 5th grade, has ADHD, and loves to play board games
    • As a recap, Cole incorporates his Paleo lifestyle at school by making his own lunch and bringing Tate's gluten-free cookies when there is a special occasion in class
    • Since Cole last joined us for a recording of The Paleo View:
      • They tried incorporating supplements into Cole's diet, which didn't work
      • And then try tried coffee for awhile, but then Cole found that he needed it less and less
      • Now Cole is riding his bike to school or walking, which definitely helps with his ADHD symptoms while at school
      • How Cole's teacher helps Cole develop his learning skills and how that impacts his ADHD
      • Cole has also joined a sport that he is loving and thriving in - wrestling
      • What Matt and Stacy saw in Cole once he started wrestling
      • How Cole is now able to play computer games in limited amounts of time when other elements are in check
        • Stacy has noticed that Cole responds differently to playing computer games versus console games on the TV
    • Stacy's reflection on how amazing Cole's progress has been
    • Sarah's thoughts on how positive and happy Cole sounds
    • How Stacy feels about seeing her son form strong friendships and finding happiness
    • The level of lifestyle experimentation that is happening and how impressive Sarah finds that level of tinkering and fine-tuning to be, and how she thinks this will positively impact Cole as an adult
    • All the 'yay mom' moments that Sarah sends to Stacy
    • Attachment parenting, and following intuition in the decisions Matt and Stacy are making for their children
    • How willing Cole has been to work with Matt and Stacy on this level of lifestyle testing
  • Thanks everyone for tuning in and for the ongoing support and encouragement we have received on this topic since first opening up about Cole and his ADHD
  • Stacy is so happy to hear how Cole's story has connected with others and is so grateful for the responses Matt, Stacy and Cole have received on this topic
  • Outro (37:37)
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  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Sarah loves that the format of this podcast allows both her and Stacy to tackle current events as they are unfolding in the media
    • And just this week there was a frenzy of negativity on the Paleo diet that was first shared in Australian media, and the stories then reached global media channels
    • So for this week's show Stacy and Sarah want to discuss the current media that is misrepresenting a scientific article and where that all came from, but to also discuss how Paleo tends to be very attacked in the media and how often we typically see critiques of the Paleo diet that completely misrepresent what the Paleo diet even is
    • Stacy is curious to see what the long-term buzz around this media will be
    • The first article that Sarah saw was from a British journal titled, "The Paleo diet is dangerous and increases weight-gain, diabetes expert claims"
    • So this prompted Sarah to look into the science behind this article that supported this claim and she found that there was no link to the original research, however, she found other media articles on the same topic that led her to the original study
      • Sarah shared the other sensationalized article titles
    • Sarah was eventually able to dig through all the articles to find the original, and the title was 'A low carbohydrate, high-fat diet increases weight-gain and does not improve glucose tolerance, insulin secretion, or beta cell mass in New Zealand obese mice'
      • These mice were specifically developed in the last ten years to study diabetes
      • They are a highly susceptible mouse
    • How the study was structured and what the researchers analyzed from the results
    • What the study revealed
    • The rebuttal to the study that Sarah shared on her site HERE
    • The conclusions from the researches on their abstract essentially said, "a low carbohydrate, high-fat diet is unlikely to be of benefit for preventing the decline of beta cell function associated with hyperglycemia and type-2 diabetics"
      • Sarah's takeaway was, 'great - I too don't agree with a ketogenic diet'
      • However, the press release likened the structure of the diet that was used in the study to Paleo, by specifically calling out celebrities and stating that their recommendations have no basis in scientific literature
      • Sarah gets worked up about this kind of critique of the Paleo diet because the study in no way represents the merits of a Paleo diet
      • How shady Stacy found the quote on celebrities to be 
        • "Mass media hype around these diets, particularly driven by celebrity chefs, celebrity weight-loss stories in the tabloid media and reality TV shows are leading to more people trying fad diets backed by little evidence. In people with pre-diabetes or those with diabetes, the low-carb, high-fat diet could be particularly risky. Low-Carbohydrate, high-fat diets are becoming more popular, but there is no scientific evidence that these diets work. In fact, if you put an inactive individual on this type of diet the chances are that person will gain weight." - this was said by the President of the Australian Diabetes Society
    • Where there is merit in this authors points, and where he exaggerates the details
    • The diet studied was structured around 81% calories from fat, 13% calories from protein, and 6% calories from carbohydrates
    • This diet is a ketogenic diet to a T, and you can find more on Sarah's site here on the negative effects of a ketogenic diet
    • So first point, a ketogenic diet does not equal a Paleo diet
    • The other problems with the press release and where the details were exaggerated
    • Nothing in the study looked at the quality aspect of the foods endorsed by a Paleo diet
      • There are two other episodes that discuss the difference between nutrient quality of a Paleo diet versus the nutrient quality of a ketogenic diet, which you can find HERE and HERE
      • The ingredients of the diet used in this specific study and the questions surrounding the ingredients that were selected
    • Why is Paleo so consistently misrepresented in the media?
    • The level of frustration it gives Sarah to see science so grossly misrepresented in the media
    • The responses from the Paleo community that discredit the study because it is done in mice, and Sarah notes that this isn't a fair critique of the study
      • Animal studies are incredibly well validated strategies for understanding human health
      • It is a bad habit to dismiss evidence that may contrast with our views
      • Recognize that we don't have all the answers and be open to assimilating new information, even if it contrasts with previous studies
      • It is responsible of us to look at studies objectively
  • Sarah notes that it is important to think critically and that there is a way that we as a community can discourage such aggressive attacks by putting our support behind rebuttals, behind those who are being attacked, and commenting on these studies in a measured way
    • The best response is measured and logical
    • Definitely engage, but keep it mature and respectful - demonstrate just how much support this Paleo community really has
    • And when you see media articles like this, try not to take them personally
    • Stay true to what you know
  • Don't forget to tell your friends, comment on show notes and social media, and please leave those reviews
  • Stacy also wants to thank those who came out to the event at the Organic Butcher
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