Mar 6th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our eighty-first show!
Ep. 81, The Assistants Behind Paleo Parents and Paleo Mom
In this episode Stacy and Sarah are joined by their assistants, Katy and Tamar, to chat about their experiences supporting the work of the Paleo Parents and The Paleo Mom. Katy and Tamar answer reader questions and share some behind the scenes details about their roles.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 81, The Assistants Behind Paleo Parents and Paleo Mom
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Welcome everyone!
- Stacy is in preparation for another ice and snow storm, while Sarah has been enjoying a stretch of warm weather and gardening
- In this week's show Katy, the Lead Assistant for the Paleo Parents, and Tamar, an Assistant for The Paleo Mom are on the show to share some behind the scenes insight
- Stacy and Sarah both shared a bit on their relationships with Katy and Tamar
- Landed her role with the Paleo Parents through Instagram and shared her love for pork during the launch of Beyond Bacon
- Stacy and Katy got to meet at an event this past summer and at that time Katy gained a bit more exposure into the paleo community
- She had been working in a restaurant, and had been for awhile, but wasn't finding joy from her career
- Working for the Paleo Parents has allowed her to combine her culinary degree and passion for food and writing
- Sarah and Tamar had belonged to the same gym and were e-introduced through a mutual friend
- When Tamar had a Chron's flair she reached out to Sarah for dietary advice while in the hospital
- A little bit later they finally met in person and got their kids together and became good friends
- She originally supported Sarah through some projects with The Paleo Approach, and that eventually evolved into an Assistant position
- Stacy talked about The Arnold event and what the women competed in
- Sarah did her first ever kettlebell class and loved it - made her feel strong and fit
- Sarah is flying into DC this next weekend and will be joining Stacy for a Stongman class - join them both for two book signing events in DC and Philadelphia!
- 21:00 - On to the Assistants
- The thing that surprised Katy most when she started working for the Paleo Parents was the size of the inbox - she learned how to manage the stress of the email volume
- Katy strives to say yes to everything that Stacy and Matt ask of her and she has found that she is learning a lot and growing personally from the position
- Tamar has been surprised by the growth she has witnessed and experienced with Sarah as The Paleo Mom has expanded and it has been very rewarding
- Tamar also emphasized the amount of work that goes into running sites of this size
- Video Tamar and Sarah posted over the weekend - shows a lot about the dynamic between Tamar and Sarah
- (29:20) Kasi - how does Tamar's breakfast compare to Sarah's?
- Tamar's breakfast is very tame compared to Sarah's
- It typically is a smoothie with some kind of protein
- Whereas Sarah is likely having organ meat, kraut and vegetables
- (30:33) @PaleointheMiddle - where did Katy attend cooking school and did that make a difference with her transition into paleo?
- Katy went to cooking school in Atlanta at Le Cordon Bleu
- It made a difference for her transition to paleo because she learned many cooking basics that helped her learn to cook paleo and to work with real food
- (33:23) Lindsay - do you (Tamar) get to sample all the stuff that Sarah makes?
- No, if she happens to be at Sarah's house when she is making something she gets to test the recipes, but that is not a norm occurrence
- (34:43) Courtney - what are the three cooking tools that Katy couldn't live without?
- Tamar and Katy shared about the perks of the jobs and their love for Steve's Paleo Goods
- (39:49) Megan - What does a typical workday look like?
- Tamar's older two kids are in school and her youngest is in preschool, so the drop-off and pick-up schedule impact a lot
- Tamar works wherever she needs to based on her schedule and she squeezes it in when she can, but finds herself working late at night many days
- Katy works primarily during the day and receives the bulk of her assignments from Stacy at night - she will help with posts, manage Facebook, oversee the Gmail account, and respond to folk's questions, and she really enjoys the opportunity to help people
- The cyber bullies get old for Katy
- (47:27) Courtney - what are Katy's braising tips?
- Katy shared her tips for her braising process and what flavorings she adds depending on what she is going for
- Check her guest post on the Paleo Parents for her Mediterranean Braised Pot Roast
- (50:00) Erin - if you were invited to an autoimmune potluck, what would you bring?
- Since Tamar doesn't cook, she would bring cut fruit
- Katy would bring a braised meat dish
- (52:15) Sybal - are ya'll related?
- No, Sarah and Tamar are not related
- Tamar thanked everyone for the comments on the video and for being nice and loving through the Paleo Mom site
- Katy shared her appreciation for her work and her thoughts on Stacy's cryptic messages and how to read them
- Thank you all for listening and for sharing your questions and support!
- 1:00:58 - Outro
Feb 27th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our eightieth show!
Ep. 80, Stefani Ruper
In this episode Stacy and Sarah are joined by Stefani Ruper of Paleo for Women, author of PCOS Unlocked and her soon to be released Sexy By Nature. Stacy, Sarah and Stefani chat about hormone management, discuss her new book, and answer listeners questions.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 80, Stefani Ruper
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Welcome back Stefani Ruper!
- Sarah had her first book signing recently and is on cloud nine from all of the excitement - a great huge thank you to all who were able to attend
- Stacy and Sarah will be at two book signings together very soon - details here
- Check out Stefani's previous appearances on The Paleo View here, here and here
- Stefani is releasing another book in March called Sexy By Nature - in this book women's specific health needs are addressed, and how to fully love and take care of yourself is a major theme
- You can also find her at Paleo for Women
- She was originally known in the community for debunking the myth that everyone could benefit from intermittent fasting and a low-carb lifestyles
- 16:25 - Science with Sarah & Stefani, Sex Hormone Imbalances
- What are the signs that a woman should look for to determine if her estrogen or progesterone are out of balance?
- Stefani notes that you should also look at a couple of other factors to identify possible imbalances
- The biggest red flag to look for is reproductive health, do you menstruate? Are your periods regular? Heavy? Light?
- Having a low libido is a sign
- Not sleeping through the night or falling asleep poorly is often a sign of low estrogen
- High anxiety is often a sign of high progesterone
- Being depressed is often related to hormone imbalance, and also has to do with the health of your hormone receptors
- If you have trouble gaining or losing weight that is a warning sign
- Acne is a huge sign
- Sarah discussed how hormone imbalances impact autoimmune conditions
- Does the estrogen and progesterone in birth control influence hormone dominance later after a women has stopped taking the pill?
- Yes - Stefani discusses the why behind this and how long it can take to gain balance again
- If a woman is suspecting that they have an imbalance how can they test for it?
- Blood work - but you need to base it on your cycle, so loop your doctor in on that aspect
- You will want to test estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEAS, cortisol, prolactin, vitamin D
- What are the most important things to do to regulate sex hormones?
- First, be sure to check out Sexy By Nature
- Think about what your body wants and naturally craves and do your best to meet those needs
- You will want to cut the gut irritants and work on healing that
- You will also need to work on your stress levels and get those under control
- Eat from a paleo template, get enough fat, get enough vitamin D, DHA, EPA, and chill out
- Learn about your body, educate yourself on what the problem is so that you can develop strategies to heal it
- For Stacy, she personally worked on learning to find the joy in everything, which helped her balance out her stress factors
- Stacy, Sarah and Stefani chatted further about stress management
- 48:25 - Questions & Answers
- Corey - can the autoimmune protocol help with endometriosis?
- Often when women are experiencing troubles with a paleo diet, Stefani wonders if a women is over-eating protein
- The research that Sarah has done shows that endometriosis has a very strong link to autoimmune and a nutrient dense diet, high-quality sleep, stress management, getting natural sunlight, and moderate exercise will all help
- Stefani feels that something fishy may be going on with her estrogen and she may want to focus on liver health
- Magnesium and omega 3 fats go a long way with reducing cramps
- One of the best things you can eat for liver health is liver
- (1:01:21) Jennifer - can a paleo diet help with cycle regulation and fertility?
- Yes, avoiding gut irritating foods will help your gut, reduce inflammation, and heal your liver
- Stefani feels that Jennifer is experiencing post birth control issues
- Moving beyond an 80/20 diet template will absolutely help - do not cut carbohydrates
- Getting a full hormone panel done would be very helpful so that you can pinpoint the problem more specifically
- It wouldn't hurt to get the opinion of an MD
- (1:09:45) Nina - how do I manage bleeding in between periods?
- Try to not do paleo too hard, stay on your weight-loss regimen, but don't force it so that your body reads it as a stressor
- Don't cut fat or carbohydrates too much
- Get some tests done so you can fully explore what the problems may be
- Stefani's final thoughts to listeners - give yourself all that love and nourishment, have patience and pick up a copy of Sexy By Nature, there will be lots of giveaways on her site as well
- Don't forget to leave reviews in iTunes
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- Subscribe to Stacy's, Sarah's and Stefani's newsletters
- Thank you again to Stefani for coming on the show!
- 1:20:03 - Outro
Feb 20th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-ninth show!
Ep. 79, Dr. Wahls
In this episode Stacy and Sarah are joined by Dr. Wahls to learn more about the Wahls Protocol, and tap into Dr. her expertise to address a number of questions.
If you enjoy the show, please review it in iTunes!
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 79
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Stacy is fighting some kind of bug - she plans to work the broth and kombucha
- Welcome Dr. Wahls to the show!
- Sarah first discovered Dr. Wahls through her TEDxIowaCity, and that talk had so much impact on Sarah's personal life and served as her launching point into the autoimmune protocol
- In March Dr. Wahls is releasing a book called The Wahls Protocol
- Sarah greatly appreciates the way that Dr. Wahls personal story is weaved throughout the book to provide practical situations to the recommendations being made - it makes the book very personable and approachable
- Dr. Wahls has secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and took it upon herself to understand the medical research available to help inform her treatment decisions - at that time she adopted a nutrient density approach to supplements/eating and learned about functional medicine
- She eventually redesigned her diet to minimize the supplements that she relied on for nutrients, and instead turned to food sources - this is when she experienced a drastic change in her health and she regained her physical abilities in time
- She eventually went on to test her Wahls Protocol on other individuals to see how nutrition could impact various chronic diseases, and she now lectures around the world sharing her findings
- Dr. Wahls shared on her first study and how it came to fruition - she also shared on subsequent studies and how they built off of the first test's results
- Dr. Wahls is currently recruiting for a clinical trial - find more information on the eligibility requirements here
- Questions & Answers
- All of Dr. Wahls comments are educational nature and are not intended to cure, heal, diagnose, or treat any disease - only a patient's personal physician can treat them
- (21:14) Melissa - beyond going gluten and dairy free and following a paleo diet, how do I heal and stop the progression of MS?
- The research doesn't provide clear answers to this questions, but there are indicators regarding the length of time in which you have dealt with lesions to provide a few clues
- You may want to refer to Grain Brain for some additional information
- (25:04) Jennifer - does Dr. Wahls experience flairs and if so, how does she treat them?
- She takes a prednisone and limits sensory stimulation until it passes
- She has learned to avoid soups and sauces when eating out, and if she is accidentally exposed to something it will likely hit within forty-eight hours
- Some of her patients experience more immediate reactions
- (29:24) Jennifer - do you see any similarities between MS and autism? Would the Wahls protocol be helpful for an autistic kid?
- At the cellular level all these diaereses are tied together because of the oxidative stress, excessive inflammation, and high toxic load and cortisol levels
- Putting people on the Wahls protocol addresses all of these issues, and symptoms steadily improve
- When you fix all of these issues at the ground level brain and psychological issues improve, your general medical issues are addressed, and it has tremendous impact on all the autoimmune disorders
- Sarah notes that there are many similarities between The Paleo Approach and The Wahls Protocol - Dr. Wahls approaches it from cellular health and Sarah approaches it from immune function and health
- (34:11) Jolane - what should a patient tell his or her doctor to pay attention to the autoimmune protocol or The Wahls protocol so that diet is not disregarded during treatment?
- Primary care doctors are going to be far more supportive of the connection between diet and treatment
- Don't focus on what you are removing, but instead let them know what your diet will be comprised of and ask if anything needs to be monitored while you implement this diet
- Check with them if there is any testing that should be utilized throughout the process
- When you want to broach the subject of reducing your medications you need to first feel a million bucks better, and approach the conversation by discussing how you are feeling and asking if you can begin the discussion of tapering
- (37:00) Nutrition for folks with MTHFR was addressed
- (40:05) Jon - are you concerned about oxalates?
- People with kidney stones, liver disease, kidney disease and diabetes will need to work closely with their physician and make modifications
- For the heathy average individual you do not need to be concerned
- (41:50) Michelle - a special thank you from an individual who has MS and was incredibly inspired by Dr. Wahls TED talk
- How to maximize the nutrients from you food was discussed
- Sarah held a party this past weekend to commemorate the release of The Paleo Approach and she shared about a surprise video that her assistant pulled together that was filled with messages from family, friends and colleagues
- Don't forget to check our Dr. Wahls site and her book
- Check for information on Sarah's book signing dates and locations here
- Join Sarah, Stacy and Russ for a book signing in VA and PA - information here
- Special thank you again to Dr. Wahs for joining this week's show!
- 1:02:41 - Outro
Feb 13th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-eighth show!
Ep. 78, The Domestic Man
In this episode, Stacy and Sarah are joined by Russ, The Domestic Man, to chat about his recent release of The Ancestral Table. Russ also shares a bit on his experience that brought him to paleo, and what he discovered about a healthy balance of carbs through self experimentation.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 78
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Welcome back to The Paleo View, Russ Crandall!
- Russ is also known as The Domestic Man and just released his first cookbook, The Ancestral Table
- Stacy notes that Russ has a flair for recreating traditional recipes, with special emphasis on international flavors
- A bit more on Russ
- At the age of 24 Russ had a stroke and lost all motor function on his left side - he had to redevelop the ability to use those muscles again
- A year later he was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the arteries
- He did five years of heavy immune suppressant therapy, and also had open heart surgery to try to address some of the issues from his autoimmune condition
- Within a week of reading The Paleo Solution and adopting a paleo diet, Russ felt wonderful, almost back to normal, and since then he has been able to drop all but one of his medications
- He has done a lot of self experimentation over the years to identify what works best for him, which is a traditional paleo diet with rice, potatoes, and the occasional serving of dairy
- He tends to have carbs once a day, about 1/2 a pound, which keeps his energy levels balanced
- Sarah shared a bit on how carb intake impacted her autoimmune condition and what she found through her research regarding the inclusion of starchy carbohydrates
- Stacy has also had great success with increasing her carbohydrate intake; specifically in the evenings starch helps her cortisol levels
- Stacy regulated her blood sugar through activity and found a way to eat carbohydrates to support her system properly
- The Ancestral Table is a paleo plus rice cookbook, very similar to a perfect health template, and in the back a substitution guide is included to help you navigate how to substitute rice, white potatoes, dairy, etc.
- Sarah was surprised by how easy it was to adapt the recipes in the cookbook to an autoimmune protocol
- Stacy notes that if you liked Beyond Bacon you will love The Ancestral Table since both focus on traditions surrounding whole foods
- Sarah feels that Russ's cooking is the international Julia Child, beyond the specialization in french cooking
- Stacy has also been surprised to find how carbohydrates have helped her manage her sugar cravings
- For Russ a healthy diet isn't one centered on healthy food alone, it is about sustainability - he hits all those reward centers with the foods that he eats so that he doesn't feel deprived
- Sarah notes how stabilizing blood sugar throughout the day minimizes sugar cravings, and the role that carbs play on hormone regulation and thyroid function
- It makes sense to Sarah that having a good balance of starchy carbs is helpful to hormone regulation since they are a slower burning fuel source than fruit or a paleo treat
- Russ's favorite dish from the book to serve to guests is the Salt-Crusted Fish, which is so dead simple and fun to eat in a group
- Stacy's boys love the write up that comes with each recipe that shares information on the source and influence
- Russ's degree was in history, so his interest in history was added to the cookbook to make it more personal about why a recipe struck a cord with him
- You can find sweet potato noodles on Amazon, you may also find them at Korean markets
- Sarah, Stacy and Russ will be hitting the road together for some book signings - stay tuned for more details!
- 1:00:16 - Outro
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Feb 7th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-seventh show!
Ep. 77, The Paleo Approach Book Launch Celebration
In this episode, Stacy and Sarah are joined by Whitney Ross from Nutrisclerosis, Eileen Laird from Phoenix Helix, Angie Alt from Alt-ternative Autoimmune, and Christina Feindel from A Clean Plate, to celebrate the release of The Paleo Approach. The group chatted about how this incredible resource will support various individuals, and provide the information necessary to support a healthy immune system.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 77
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- This week's show is dedicated to the celebration of The Paleo Approach book release week!
- Joining us on the show this week to celebrate Sarah's milestone are some bloggers who are familiar with the subject - Whitney Ross from Nutrisclerosis, Eileen Laird from Phoenix Helix, Angie Alt from Alt-ternative Autoimmune, and Christina Feindel from A Clean Plate
- About Whitney
- Use to suffer from MS, but through diet and lifestyle she has been able to minimize her symptoms and feels fantastic because of it
- She runs her blog to share her experiences, and research and resources that are impacting her along the way
- About Eileen
- Struggled with rheumatoid arthritis for a long time, but improved her life through paleo at first and then discovered an autoimmune protocol
- Her blog symbolizes a rising from the ashes that her life has undergone through her lifestyle choices
- About Angie
- Has three autoimmune conditions
- Found Sarah's blog shortly after being diagnosed with celiac and dove right into the AIP
- She experienced a drastic turnaround in her health, and changed her blog voice to reflect her new area of passion
- About Christina
- Has celiac and hashimoto disease
- She shares AIP friendly recipes on her site
- Discovering the AIP saved her life in many significant ways
- Stacy shared on her experience with an AIP, and what Sarah's resources in particular did for her - find Stacy's book review here
- The autoimmune protocol has been a fairly undefined concept within the paleo community, but the arrival of The Paleo Approach provides an explanation and an overview on what this template means on an applicable level
- Sarah pulled the information together for The Paleo Approach to understand what was happening in her body, but looked for the topics that would generalize and appeal to a larger population - that is how the book came about
- Whitney notes that the lifestyle section of the book is an amazing resource - people often underestimate how impactful lifestyle decisions can be when dealing with a chronic disease
- Angie shared on how her mental health improved from adopting the autoimmune protocol and how profound that transformation was
- Stacy shared on her experience with panic attacks and how the discovery of health management impacted her ability to better handle life's stressors
- Angie feels that The Paleo Approach will be an amazing resource for people to share with their doctors who may not fully understand how to support patients with autoimmune conditions
- Eileen feels that The Paleo Approach is both for those who are not familiar with an autoimmune protocol, and those who are well versed with the protocol but need to fine-tune their tactics to address individual symptoms
- Sarah shared a bit on the troubleshooting checklist that is available in the book
- Eileen has a great post on The Paleo Approach and how to best use it as a tool
- Christina agrees with Eileen that the troubleshooting page is a favorite resource within the book - while she fully took on the diet style of the AIP, she had ignored the lifestyle recommendations until reviewing that guide
- Sarah has been more surprised by the number of people who are hungry for this information, especially the reactions that have come in through Amazon
- Sarah has also been surprised by the emotions that people have shown towards the book, that it has actually brought many to tears
- The beginning of the book and knowing the skepticism surrounding the early development of the project made Angie give the final product a major fist pump
- The group discussed how the book approaches immune system health as opposed to each individual autoimmune disease, and how diet and lifestyle can help us regulate our health systems
- Angie notes how lucky she feels to be part of a community that is supported and empowered through the work that Sarah is doing
- Whitney echoes Angie's feelings and thanks Sarah for respecting the autoimmune community and believing that we could handle a book of this level - and for pulling together such an incredible index!
- Christina feels so grateful to know Sarah and to be a part of the autoimmune community
- Eileen notes to not let the science overwhelm you, the book has a casual voice and explains the things you need to know
- Special thanks again to our guests Whitney Ross from Nutrisclerosis, Eileen Laird from Phoenix Helix, Angie Alt from Alt-ternative Autoimmune, and Christina Feindel from A Clean Plate
- Please be sure to leave your reviews for The Paleo Approach on Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes and Noble
- Don't forget to leave those reviews on iTunes!
- 1:12:13 Outro
Jan 30th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-sixth show!
Ep. 76, The Calorie Myth
In this episode, Stacy and Sarah are joined by Jonathan Bailor to chat about the calorie myth and the impact of a nutrient dense approach to eating.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 76
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Sarah was seriously burned by some bacon grease and has been treating it as a second degree burn, but it got infected and she is now on antibiotics and will be seeing a burn specialist for further help
- The silver lining of all of this - Sarah now knows that her adrenals work!
- People are loving The Paleo Approach, and the initial reactions has been overwhelmingly positive - the book also hit number 91 out of all the books on Amazon
- Check out Stacy's review of The Paleo Approach here
- Next week's show will be dedicated to the launch of The Paleo Approach
- Stacy quit Crossfit to focus all her energies on Strongman training and she is incredibly excited about this process - she has dedicated all her efforts towards training, both inside and outside of the gym and she is reaching so many new accomplishments, including the acknowledgement that she is an athlete
- 21:58 - Welcome Jonathan Bailor!
- You can find him at caloriemythbook.com, through his book The Calorie Myth, and on his podcast here
- Jonathan grew up in an academic household and was geeky, nerdy and skinny - he wanted to be like his big brother who was athletic in both his abilities and build
- He got into training and eventually began training other people, most of his clients were females who were all trying to lose weight - and he instructed them to eat less and workout more
- Despite his intentions, none of his clients were reaching their goals and this inspired him to delve into his work from an academic mind and to research the cause for the results...or lack of
- Jonathan shared a bit on set-point and what his definition is for this concept - it essentially acknowledges that the body is an adaptive dynamic system and to gain sustainable health you need to heal your system not starve it
- The calorie math argument was discussed
- There is a huge disconnect for many people on how to properly nourish and fuel your body
- You heal your body through food quality, not food quantity
- Sarah greatly appreciates how Jonathan's book brings the concept of nutrient density and practical choices to a new community
- Sarah, Stacy and Jonathan chatted about bone broth consumption and the benefits
- #soupwithstacy, tips from the Bone Broth lady herself
- broth is done when the bones are soft
- put a little bit of acid and anything you want to flavor the broth with in the pot
- for timing, cook 12-24 hours in a pressure cooker, 24-48 in a slow cooker, and for the stovetop the timing will be somewhere in between the pressure cooker and slow cooker timing
- Sarah does 48 hours on the stovetop
- Don't forget to check out Jonathan's work at The Calorie Myth site and book
- 1:07:30 Outro
Jan 24th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-fifth show!
Ep. 75, Denise Minger on Death by Food Pyramid
In this episode, Stacy and Sarah are joined by Denise Minger to discuss her involvement with the real food movement and her book Death by Food Pyramid.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 75: Denise Minger on Death by Food Pyramid
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Welcome to the show Denise Minger
- Stacy and Denise met almost two years ago on the Low Carb Cruise
- You can find Denise on her site Raw Food SOS and through her book Death by Food Pyramid
- Sarah finds this to be one of the best books she has ever read - it is not only full of wonderful information, but was a pleasure to read
- More about Denise
- At the age of 7 Denise went vegetarian by personal choice and that continued for 10 years before she became an omnivore again
- At the age of 11 she was diagnosed with a wheat allergy and learned to read food labels
- Shortly after that she was also diagnosed with a soy and dairy allergy, so she became interested in raw veganism and adopted a lifestyle where she ate nothing but fruits and grains, with fat taking up no more than 10% of her diet
- After a year of eating that way she had cavity issues, hair loss, extreme weight-loss, and brain fog
- Denise realized that the information she found on the internet was not actually helping her, so she abandoned raw veganism and created her site - the change in her diet made her realize that her body was really missing something
- Her site was created to help other raw vegans who were struggling with health issues as a result of the vegan diet
- The China Study book kept coming up in arguments within the vegan community - so Denise read it again and dug into the results from the studies to see if the statistics were true or not, and she found that the data was cherry picked and the information in the book didn't represent the full study accurately
- The post on her blog critiquing the book went viral and a whole new audience came to her site looking for more background on these findings
- She expanded the focus of her site and now works on exploring health studies to show the true scope of data and what results the data points to
- Death by Food Pyramid offers another critical analysis, but on the government's dietary guidelines and the history on where those come from and who/what influenced them
- (24:41) The Development of the First Food Pyramid
- The USDA was put into place around the Civil War and the mission was to support agriculture and to distribute information to the general public about agriculture
- Around World War 2 our disease issues began to shift and chronic diseases began to rise, it was also at this time that the USDA developed the food guide system called the basic four that focused on meat, grains, dairy and fruits and vegetables - there were no specifics given on servings
- This recommendation was in place for a long time and didn't support our health issues as they evolved
- When a new nutritionist was brought in to help design a new recommendation for eating, she developed a food pyramid that suggested five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables, liberal amounts of cold-pressed fat, and to limit whole grains to two to three servings a day based on activity levels
- When the food pyramid was submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture it was sent back to her completely revised with heavy emphasis on high grains, low fat, and low servings of produce
- The nutritionist warned her superiors that this structure would cause an obesity epidemic, but without the power the message was lost, and she abandoned the project and the USDA took it over and removed the science and data from the recommendations they were making
- Check out more on Luise Light, the nutritionist mentioned above, through her book What to Eat
- (40:34) The Cause of the Increase in Heart Disease
- Ancel Keys is the father of the low fat movement, and is known for the research he did on heart disease
- Through his research, he identified a correlation between a country's access to fat with high levels of heart disease
- It was the first time in history that anyone had made this argument, fat had always been respected up until that point
- When his study was critiqued, other scientists added data from other countries and looked into other variables linked to heart disease and found that animal fat was the cause of heart disease
- The data wasn't about the consumption of animal products - it only looked at a country's access to fat, so countries that are essentially wealthy, affluent, and who can afford animal products
- Is all that was being discovered was that wealthier nations with access to cars, TVs, convenience foods, and processed foods had higher levels of heart disease
- At the same time John Yudkin was studying the impact of sugar on health and he believed that sugar was the cause of heart disease
- Denise's research on these two studies led her to conclude that neither scientists were right, they had stumbled upon only two pieces of the puzzle and failed to see the full picture
- These studies teach us to look at data more globally and to not be so eager to look for the simple, quick answer
- Sarah and Denise further chatted about proper research
- (54:11) Stacy asked Denise what her favorite topics were from her Death by Food Pyramid research
- Findings from the Mediterranean Diet template
- Westin A. Price's research on various diets
- Stacy asked Denise how it feels to have her book baby out there
- Denise said she is sleeping for the first time in three years and working on promotion at this point
- She is also trying to get back into the swing of blogging, and taking a breather to fully absorb the release of her book and what an accomplishment that is
- The first print run of The Paleo Approach has almost sold out, and the second print will soon be in production - be sure to order a copy now because there will be a delay while the book is on back order from the second print
- The Paleo Approach was nominated as an Editor's Pick on Amazon and is ranked 275 out of the millions of books on Amazon
- Sarah will be doing some travel surrounding the book release, so be on the lookout for more details in the weeks to come
- The Paleo Approach Cookbook will not be released until the end of August so that Sarah can properly take care of her health, and launch The Paleo Approach with full energy and focus
- Stacy notes that the idea of ancestral wellness and a healthy lifestyle are where the strong voices in the paleo community want the movement to go - emphasizing stress management, quality sleep, time in the sun, and a nutrient dense diet
- Special thanks to Denise for joining this week's show! Don't forget to checkout her site and book!
- (1:14:57) Outro
Jan 17th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-fourth show! Ep. 74: Paleo Philosophy Part 6, Perfectionism
In this episode, Stacy and Sarah continue their paleo philosophy conversation with paleo perfectionism as the main theme. You can listen to parts one, two, three, four and five of the paleo philosophy conversation via the links.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 74: Paleo Philosophy Part 6, Perfectionism
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Stacy and Sarah chatted about the US News and World Reports 2014 diet rankings
- Robb's thoughts
- Cordain's thoughts
- Sarah notes that the growth of the movement is evidence to the contrary
- Stacy points out that the rankings were clearly based on USDA's recommendations and how closely a diet complies with those recommendations
- There are so many nuances to the diet that confounds these types of measurements - all the diets that paleo is being ranked against have prescriptive structures to them
- All the other diets on the list are focused on weight-loss only, not on health or healing
- Stacy has been crazy busy between work and the launch of the e-book, she also had a busy weekend as she was away in Virginia Beach for a book signing that turned out excellent
- Stacy is also back into Strong(wo)Man training and enjoying it immensely - she officially registered for her gym's March women's only competition and has been setting crazy PRs during training sessions
- Stacy is completing a Whole Life Challenge, learn more about it here
- Sarah and Stacy talked about Kresser's Fox & Friends segment
- Stacy learned that she is the broth lady amongst her fans, which leads Sarah to believe that she is the liver lady - leave a comment and let Sarah know
- Sarah's daughter turned seven over the weekend, and they attended three other birthday parties
- Sarah also got to go to a yoga class over the weekend, which was a nice surprise addition to her calendar and it helped with her stress levels
- Sarah shared on how her weight training is going
- Denise Minger is coming on the show next week - Sarah is currently reading her book and enjoying it so much
- Sarah launched a new Facebook group called The Paleo Approach Community
- 46:03 - Paleo Perfectionism
- Matt and Stacy recently shared on what their paleo pantry looks like and the paleo police instantly came out of the wood works - remember, this is the kind of behavior that turns people off to paleo, this is hypocritical behavior
- For most people living a paleo lifestyle with 100% perfectionism 100% of the time is not realistic or sustainable
- Context matters and individual needs matter, people will make their own choices based on those pieces - if you can't appreciate that, you do not understand the pillars of a paleo approach to life
- We all need to be supportive of other's decisions that lead them to better health
- Worry about your own plate - your own body is what you are responsible for
- There is a point where this kind of behavior evolves into disordered behavior in the form of orthorexia
- Be aware of your behaviors, your food choices, and if/how you judge others for their decisions
- Be sure to listen to these two shows (episode 36 and episode 43) where additional information is offered on eating disorders
- Both Stacy and Sarah strongly believe in the paleo lifestyle as a mechanism to be healthy, and a lot of those things have to do with mental health and taking care of yourself physically in ways that don't have to do with food
- The reason why you can never be cured of an eating disorder is because you will always be exposed to food, and will always have to make choices unique to your needs
- There is no room for the paleo perfectionism mentality - be supportive and offer suggestions instead of judging and making someone feel bad
- Understand the impact that words can have
- There are some really great guests lined up for the next couple of weeks!
- Denise Minger next week
- Chris Kresser talking about his new book the following week
- And the show after that will feature Tamar (The Paleo Mom's assistant) and Katy (the Paleo Parent's assistant)
- If you are finding this show through Be Well Radio be sure to leave a comment and let us know
- Don't forget to leave those review in iTunes
- And be sure to sign up for both Stacy’s and Sarah’s newsletters
- 1:13:54 - Outro
Jan 9th, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-third show!
Ep. 73: Transitioning Families to Paleo
In this episode, Stacy and Sarah answer questions about transferring families to a paleo lifestyle.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 73: Transitioning Families to Paleo
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Stacy just got back from a west coast trip with Aimee, they stayed at Against All Grain's house and had a blast exploring and doing the touristy stuff
- While in San Francisco Stacy and Aimee attended Nom Nom Paleo's book launch and Chris Kresser's book launch - they got to meet a lot of new folks from the paleo community and enjoyed eating and drinking their way through the city
- On New Year's Eve Matt and Stacy hosted a paleo potluck with Russ, The Domestic Man, his family and a Paleo Parents review team member
- Sarah's family had an early night on New Year's Eve, but a couple days later Sarah and her husband went to the movies and had a blast
- Sarah and her husband have officially started their lifting classes and Sarah is feeling the burn from her work
- Stacy referred Sarah to check out her post on how to take on a new weight lifting regimen without breaking your body
- The Paleo Approach will be arriving at Sarah's house within the next week
- Don't forget to sign up for both Stacy and Sarah's newsletters for exclusive updates and news
- At Whole Foods in Virginia Beach Stacy will be hosting a book signing and participating in a cooking demo and paleo presentation - for more information check out the Meat Up group
- On January 13, Stacy will also be at Kresser's book signing in DC - for more information check out the Meat Up group
- On January 24, Matt, Stacy and Russ will be hosting a cooking demo at Sur La Tab in DC - for more information check out the Meat Up group
- The Paleo Parents e-book, 3 Phase Paleo, launched on Thursday, January 9, which is currently offered at a sale price through Thursday, January 16 ONLY - 50% OFF!!!
- The book is on how to transition your family to a paleo lifestyle in three easy steps
- The book is all encompassing for different kinds of families with different needs
- The guide breaks down the how of paleo to make it more manageable
- Sarah notes that she has never seen a resource like this that fully helps families transition into a paleo lifestyle - it is incredibly thorough
- This week's podcast will honor the launch of 3 Phase Paleo with Q&A themed around how to transition your family to a paleo lifestyle
- 37:19 - Science with Sarah: Sleep Loss Recovery
- Sarah shared data from a research study on how sleep quality and quantity impacts the immune system (refer to the information from studies shared here and here)
- In summary, the study found that a huge subset of the immune system is stimulated from lack of sleep - they also saw huge increases in inflammation and immune cell activation
- They also found natural killer cells decrease
- Some of the markers of inflammation do recover from two days of proper rest over the weekend, but markers that impact autoimmunity do not recover
- This creates a very strong link between sleep deprivation and the immune system
- If two days isn't enough for full repair and recovery, how many days are? The answer is that we don't know, we simply know that we need more than two days
- What we know is that sleep needs to be a priority every day
- 48:32 - Questions & Answers
- Tanya - how should vegan families approach a paleo lifestyle?
- Stacy encourages you to ask your clients why they practice a vegan lifestyle
- Denise Minger's new book Death by Food Pyramid is a good resource to refer these clients to, also The Vegetarian Myth
- When Stacy is feeding a vegan family member she incorporates more non-animal cooking fats like coconut oil, palm shortening and palm oil
- It is important if you have a lot of vegetables in your diet to consume enough fat that will make the nutrients from the vegetables fat-soluble
- You can make vegan and vegetarian broth as well to absorb nutrients a little better
- The difficult part is protein, there isn't a vegan protein that is paleo compatible
- Focus on more of the raw vegan side of the approach and discourage the use of processed soy foods
- Encourage a real foods practice, Westin A. Price approach
- Focus on other nutrient dense foods that are compatible with vegan like fermented foods, coconut products, sea vegetables
- Also refer them to paleo blogs of folks who were once vegan or vegetarian
- (59:41) Sarah - what are some good paleo school lunch ideas?
- (1:10:42) Ashley - how do you approach teachers about your lifestyle choices? How do you comfort your child when they feel different from their peers?
- Explain your child's reaction to the foods you eliminated to both your doctor(s) and teacher(s) - it is a food sensitivity that they need to fully understand
- Stacy and Matt have educated their kid's teachers by giving them a copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur to help shed more light on their lifestyle and how they can support it
- Stacy and Matt also work with the teachers on helping their children feel supported in the classroom, but they are careful to include foods that make them feel normal
- Create a trusted partnership with the caretakers of your children, don't make it a burden for them, but help them support your children
- If you are doing the right thing at home and you are able to moderate the extent to which your child is being exposed at school, you will see improved health results
- The biggest thing is to empower your kids to make healthy choices
- (1:27:09) Sarah is hosting a huge giveaway on her site right now, so be sure to check it out and enter!
- Not Another Diet Women's Holistic Expo is free if you register in advance and will feature 25 experts in alternative health discussing not dieting and how to achieve a healthy lifestyle - Sarah will be one of the speakers
- 1:36:10 - Outro
Jan 2nd, 2014 by thepaleoview
Our seventy-second show!
Ep. 72: Paleo Philosophy Part 5
In this episode, Stacy and Sarah revisit the Paleo Philosophy discussion to chat about perfectionism. The show hosts discuss the 80/20 rule, paleo police, their 20% and how to make a lifestyle truly sustainable.
The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 72: Paleo Philosophy Part 5
- 0:00 - Introduction
- 0:47 - News & Views
- Sarah has been having a difficult vacation - she had to put her cat down, she has been dealing with mold, and things have been busy and stressful
- On a high note though, Sarah and her husband will be strength-training together in the year ahead three times a week, they also plan to work with a personal trainer who will teach them proper lifting technique and how to increase their load
- Stacy hasn't had a lot of time for Crossfit as of late and is missing the endorphins
- Both Sarah and Stacy note the importance of finding the kind of exercise you enjoy and to simply do it - you will gain tremendous health benefits from any form of exercise, it boils down to moving your body with consistency
- Stacy and Matt will be releasing an e-book in early January on how to transition into a paleo lifestyle - the book will offer a three phase approach, with instructions on what to do and in what order, the book will also include recipes to help with the process (i.e. what to make to replace your daily sandwich or bowl of cereal)
- The two styles from Beyond Bacon and Eat Like a Dinosaur were blended together to serve as a resource to families
- The launch of the e-book will be at a sale price, and know that this e-book will not be in a bundle for a long time - so don't miss out at the launch!
- Today's show will be a continuation of the paleo philosophy discussion (check out parts one, two, three and four here)
- 37:50 - Questions & Answers
- As people begin to tackle paleo challenges or are jumping into the paleo lifestyle for the first time, Sarah thought it would be fitting to touch on the 80/20 rule, paleo perfectionism and orthorexia
- From Stacy and Sarah's experience, you have to find balance and sustainability - healthy living and perfectionism do not go hand in hand
- Sarah and Stacy have a different perspective on these topics as they are both moms who have had to learn how to make this lifestyle palatable for their children, how to make it sustainable for their children outside the home, etc.
- There are different mindsets on these topics based on your health history and what your goals are - none of the viewpoints are wrong
- (43:08) Paleo Perfectionism
- Check out Diane's post on the subject on the Balanced Bites site
- Also known as Paleo Police, these are the people who feel that you shouldn't call yourself paleo if you are not following Loren Cordain's original definition of paleo 100%
- Cordain has released an updated version of the book and has even noted that the philosophy from his first book has evolved
- The definitions that people set regarding 100% paleo are arbitrary, there is no science behind those opinions - there is a spectrum of what healthy looks like
- There is no one paleo that everyone should follow
- When you make a choice/cheat you are knowingly doing so, and that doesn't mean that you are not paleo anymore
- Paleo is not a definition of who you are, you are not either in or out, it is a loose term
- If our goal as a community is to inspire and improve the health of the world, do not let the perfection be the enemy of good
- Sarah notes to check out Mark's article on legumes
- There are a lot of people out there who are sick and need help and when they come to a blog post or a comment thread where people are policing and attacking others choices, people who were researching ways on how to improve their lives are completely turned off to paleo because of that perfectionist mentality that is forced upon others
- These paleo perfectionists are often times hypocrites, they are often not the people who have health issues who are following this lifestyle in restrictive ways to help with a health problem
- Sarah notes that you should not let these short-sided people to deter you from making healthy choices, don't let them intimidate you from experimenting to find what works for you - remember that the goal is to find a nutrient dense diet that makes you feel great and is sustainable
- When experimenting look for what makes you feel your best, what your body can tolerate, and what approach you can sustain
- More importantly, don't be one of these people - don't let your discovery of what works for you impact your ability to accept that something different might work for someone else
- Stacy and Sarah both shared on what their "20" is and what they like to enjoy from time to time
- From this show we hope that you feel inspired to self experiment and to find what paleo means to you - take everything else we say as a guide or starting point, but not as rules
- Next week a guest will be joining the discussion!
- Happy new years everyone!
- 1:30:01 - Outro