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Ep. 252: How Do I Lose Weight With My Restrictions Without Going Low Carb?

 

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah discuss losing weight without going low carbs and tips for how to get to healthy when you're overweight.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 252: How Do I Lose Weight With My Restrictions Without Going Low Carb?

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Do you have summer adjustment issues? Sarah does!
    • Sarah is trying to finish her books and give her kids attention.
    • Meanwhile, Stacy is managing her time with adding working out back into her schedule.
    • Stacy had a run in with a notorious troll. She was told she has to lose weight before she works out to minimize injury.
    • That's complete nonsense! Sarah agrees! Stacy turned it into an opportunity to talk about communication. We call this kind of person a "self-help troll".
    • Sarah had a similar experience when she went on antibiotics for pneumonia recently, despite us saying that there's definitely a time and a place for medicine!
    • But people who are concern trolling are "D words"
    • Sarah has been doing a series on healthy weight loss on her blog. Check it out!
    • Sarah does a lot of research on this! She knows what she's talking about! But so many people tangentially related to paleo are selling you bad advice with extreme recommendations and bad science. This stuff can destroy hormones, endocrine systems, and metabolism!
    • Remember: Movement is essentially for health at any size! So much of science agrees!
    • Anyone with an internet connection can post something, so figure out why people are saying what they are saying!
    • You can love and respect yourself AND desire to lose weight!
  • Question from Jen: "Since I know you and Sarah have both lost weight, I wanted to ask for some suggestions. I lost weight going Paleo a few years ago, around 55 pounds. I have more than 100 to lose but those 55 were amazing. Problem was I also losing my hair. I added back potatoes, rice & more carbs and the hair loss stopped but the weight loss stopped too. (I've since read about low carb and thyroid issues - I have Hashis). But even adding carbs, I gained nothing back - just stayed the same. Went through a major life stressor a couple years ago and gained it all back plus some. I want to attempt to get it off again but I'm at a loss as to what to do. I've read Sarah lost most of her weight low carb but I'm so afraid to do that again. I'm not trying to get skinny, but I want to feel more functional again. It's super hard to follow most weight loss blogs since I already can't eat gluten or oats or much dairy or too many raw veggies or nightshades... lol! Any direction or advice you may have would be super appreciated."
    • Low carb does not have a metabolic advantage: it just tricks you into eating less!
    • Actually that's the same as paleo. On average, people are eating about 400 calories less per day
    • While it's not as simple as calories in/calories out, calories do matter for weight loss!
    • Weight loss can have negative effects while you're doing it. Often there is nutrient deficiencies (which can stop your fat burning!)
    • Exercise burns calories and increases metabolic rate! Very good
    • Sleep loss will cause you to overeat and messes with hormones
    • Stress will also cause you to hold on to weight.
    • Taken all these factors together and you are left with a paleo template!
    • Healthy weight loss is slow!
    • Hyper palatable foods are a problem: They override your satiety sensations and make you want more!
    • Sarah recommends eating veggies to compensate!
    • Denise Minger reminded us that eating fat and refined carbohydrates leads to weight gain.
    • Stacy has mindsets that she has from low carb weight loss that she is trying to break. Like drinking bulletproof coffee in the morning.
    • Sort through your food habits to see what you can fix for weight loss.
    • Use an app to track your eating habits as a food journal to see where your extra calories are coming from! Try Chronometer or MyFitnessPal.
    • Snacking tends to be the biggest issue, especially with lack of sleep.
    • Are you getting enough fiber and proteins? Are you getting enough nutrients? What's going on?
    • If you can, get a body composition measurement to see what's going on. Get your basal metabolic rate to see where your calorie requirements are.
    • Also, don't sit down to a plate of only carbs. Pair them with other foods or right before bed.
    • Starchy vegetables can probably be your only source of carbs plus some fruit
    • See Sarah's posts on weight loss here.
    • Being thin is not the same thing as being healthy. And losing weight is not the same as getting healthy.
    • Losing excess weight is a side effect of getting healthy. Being overweight is only a symptom.
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  • Bloopers: Near and Far was a Grover sketch on Sesame Street.

 

 

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Ep. 251: Transitioning Out of Depression

 

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about Stacy going off her anti-depressants and what these drugs even do. Plus, how can you support mental health in your diet?

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 251: Transitioning Out of Depression

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Go see Wonder Woman! It's awesome! Buy the soundtrack!
    • Stacy and Sarah talk comic book movies?! What dorks! I approve
    • How you didn't miss the video podcast last week!
    • For more on Sarah's bedtime protocol, see her book Go To Bed!
    • Today is an update on Stacy's health and mental recovery.
    • Stacy had a devastating back injury detailed in podcast form here.
    • She's also had some intense emotional blows in the past year including losing her brother-in-law and best friend Andrew
    • She went on mediations, specifically an SSRI, which helps with eating disorders, which seemed to be coming back when she was depressed.
    • Unfortunately it was disrupting her sleep! She also had an issue with mindless eating as well.
    • So she switched to an SNRI, but she didn't feel any different. But she found that she felt okay, so she went off her medication.
    • Sarah recommends looking at conventional medicine the same way we look at foods: see the pros and cons
    • These medicines work by effecting neurotransmitters and and keeping the happy ones in circulation longer.
    • In addition to SNRI and SSRI, there's also NDRI
    • Treating chronic depression is a long term thing on these drugs: 6 months - 2 years. And discontinuing use is a tapering off process.
    • Stacy knew she didn't need the medication because of how well she was able to deal with the selling of her house.
    • Stacy and Sarah both recommend positive thinking and focusing on positivity to see you through.
    • Stacy references the tragic story of Oprah endorsing The Secret and then having someone declare that she would use The Secret to fight cancer. This person later died. Of cancer.
    • Stacy also did 45 days of super clean eating except for one occasion. This helped her very much. Plus she added collagen and veggies
    • Big recommendation for Dr Sarah Ballantyne's Vital Veggies Blend from Vital Proteins!
    • Remember: medication is never a failure, but there are ways to help yourself recover from mood disorders
      • Sleep
      • Exercise (and exercise outside is better than exercise indoors)
      • Omega-3s (EPA and DHA, from fish and shellfish and some grass fed meat)
      • Vitamin D
      • B Vitamin deficiencies: folate, B9, especially.
      • If you're not methylating properly because of a MTHFR mutation or otherwise, you'll build up homocysteine in the blood. Make sure you're B Vitamin sufficient, especially in B6, B9, and B12! Stacy takes the Vital Protein Liver Pills.
      • Zinc is important as well. Some 70% are not sufficient in it. Shellfish and liver are the most plentiful in it and it is used in neurotransmitters.
      • Amino acids: tyrosine and phenylalanine (precursor for norepinephrine), methionine (precursor for SAMe), glycine (reduces signs of schizophrenia) and taurine (reduces bipolar)
    • More organ meat and more seafood to treat mental disorders!
    • Remember the link between gut health and mental health! Our bacteria friends can help our brains!
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Ep. 250: Celebrating 250 Episodes of The Paleo View!

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah celebrate their 250th episode of The Paleo View with lots of guests offering congratulations!

And this episode features video! See it in You Tube below! The link to the video is: https://youtu.be/QYxuKr0rzVY

 

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 250: Celebrating 250 Episodes of The Paleo View!

 

 

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Ep. 249: Paleo FX 2017 Recap!

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about Sarah's trip to Paleo FX and what she saw and did there!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 249: Paleo FX 2017 Recap!

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Welcome back from Texas, Sarah! Sorry you lost your voice! Sarah always tries to take it easy after travel because it hits her hard.
    • We counted wrong. This is 249, not 250. But next week will be special!
    • Sarah is back from Paleo FX, our favorite paleo event! We love meeting people, talking to people and finding interesting stories.
    • Weekly reminder that Paleo Principles is coming soon!
    • Stacy couldn't make it this year because we had so much going on this year, including selling our house!
    • This year Paleo FX wasn't about "carbs" or other controversies, but on getting back to the anthropological roots, it seemed.
    • Sarah feels like she didn't have to defend science as a concept this year like she has in the past. Remember: science is a process for finding truth, not a monolithic set of ideas.
    • The idea of Paleo FX is paleo as implemented into practice. So getting into minutiae seems silly.
    • Sarah's talk was about what we know from scientific reaseach about reducing disease risk. She thought it was well received.
    • Paleo FX did seem to be focusing on synthesizing modern and evolutionary biology.
    • Several talks focused on lifestyle factors like sleep. Sarah liked hearing about it from Dan Pardi and Dr. Kirk Parsley
    • Next year, Paleo FX is rebranding to Health FX, a controversial decision!
    • Sarah and Stacy think this is part of a greater movement to make paleo idea more mainstream and associated with just good health.
    • Just make sure that your conference doesn't suddenly become full of angry vegans!
    • Some things that Sarah loved:
    • Stacy was happy to see that Aimee Rose, who she met through Strongman has been at Paleo FX two years in a row!
    • Paleo FX has a service called Paleo FX TV which allows you to see all the talks from the history of Paleo FX as a subscription service.
    • Next week is episode 250! Exciting!
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Ep. 248: Eczema, Kids, and Paleo

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about Eczema, how to help it with diet, and how to convince your kids that changing their diet is a good idea.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 248: Eczema, Kids, and Paleo

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • We're back! Thanks for joining us!
    • For the record, this is episode 248. Episode 249 will be in two weeks. They ARE bad at episode math!
    • And we've never missed a single week!
    • Stacy tells a story about letting go when people act crazy at you for silly reasons. So if you're not happy with our podcast, that's totally fine!
    • Sarah is done with all of Paleo Principles now! Only editing now! Still coming out September 5th! And look out for the audiobook too!
    • Today's topic is about Eczema in kids and how do you get your kid to accept healing food choices.
  • Question (14:32): "I am a mom of four boys, two of whom have eczema. My 11 year old is really struggling lately. He has had eczema for years but it is getting worse. He has discoloration on his arms due to the eczema and since July has had recurring skin infections. The doctors (pediatrician and dermatologist) have no other suggestions besides creams and oral antibiotics. I asked about tips for trying an elimination diet, or further testing for food sensitivities and was told that diet doesn't make much of a difference (which I don't believe). Do you have suggestions on how to proceed? Should we start with an elimination diet/paleo or should he have further medical testing? Or testing for food sensitivities? He had basic allergy testing a few years ago that was negative. We use natural skin care and cleaning products. He also has a history of being on antibiotics quite a bit in the past--frequent ear infections and ear tubes as an infant, then 8 or more bouts of strep throat about 4 years ago. He has been on oral antibiotics three times since July for the skin infection, and another time we waited to fill a prescription and just used an prescription antibiotic ointment that helped for the most part. I hate for him to be on antibiotics again but he showed me tonight that he has some spots that are severe and look infected again. I am desperate for some advice! I am working on going paleo myself, but am not 100% at this time. Any suggestions on how to help the family get on board? I recently found your podcast and keep hearing about the paleo family toolkit but it seems that it isn't available anymore. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!"
    • Stacy's son Finn had eczema. We approached this by doing it as a family, not just him alone. We often do family "junk food resets" that we commit to for a certain amount of time. Stacy recommends clean paleo eating for 2 weeks to 30 days commitment.
    • Focus on non-food celebrations or activities. Stacy used to do family games instead of desserts.
    • An elimination diet will be key for these issues. Symptoms seem to be a gut dysbiosis
    • Eczema is hard to draw a link to a food sensitivities. Remember sensitivity is different from an allergy because no antibodies are formed.
    • Food intolerances and food allergies are linked to eczema, but not necessarily sensitivities, but ditching the top 8 allergenic foods is a recommendation for eczema for years.
    • Sarah actually cleared her own eczema with paleo
    • Eczema is thought to be a barrier abnormality in the skin that is allowing bad things into the skin. "Leaky skin"
    • Sarah reminds you not to feel shame about taking antibiotics, though frequent use can harm the gut microbiome. There's a link between gut health with skin health
    • Key nutrients for skin barrier health are Retinoic acid (Vitamin A) and Vitamin D. Get those checked! The supplement with Vitamin D3 if below 30 and retest!
    • Some 70% are deficient in Vitamin D and 57% are deficient in Vitamin A!
    • Also, zinc is good for skin health
    • Make sure you get protein, especially the amino acid Glycine (found in collagen and gelatin in good amounts! Try Vital Protein!), Arginine, and Glutamine
    • Look at your diet to determine if your diet is sufficient for a healthy skin barrier. Make sure you're getting plenty of fruits and veggies as well.
    • See if you can sneak in more nutrition into the diet (maybe ground organ meats into other ground meat)
    • Stacy says to remind kids that elimination diet isn't necessarily forever. You may be able to reintroduce foods later on.
    • And your child will get used to it, especially when they notice that eating certain things causes them issues.
    • Sarah recommends a procedure to getting closer to elimination (Try Real Life Paleo!) and adding veggies and Omega-3s (from seafood, especially or fish oil) as you move towards it.
    • Fish oil by itself can improve gut microbiome in only two weeks!
    • Also, eat raw ferments like pickles and sauerkraut, kombucha, water kefir, etc. as well to get the big diversity of bacteria. There could be up to 650 strains in these foods as opposed to 20 strains in supplements! Remember: the live stuff, not the pasteurized.
    • Yogurt might be good as well, but dairy is often linked to skin issues.
    • Check into nightshades because that's also often a trigger (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, etc.)
    • Skin care products:
    • Look into better cleaning products as well like detergents and other cleaners that will be gentler.
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Ep. 247: How Do I Weigh Quality and Budget in Dairy Products?

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah answer a question about dairy. What if you find grass-fed dairy to be prohibitively expensive? Could you still eat it if it was conventional in a regular milk bag?

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 247: How Do I Weigh Quality and Budget in Dairy Products?

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Welcome back everyone!
    • Stacy has sold her house, for real, y'all! But now she has to buy a new one or else the family will be homeless! (Not really, but it can feel like that!)
    • Hopefully, she'll get a new house soon!
    • Meanwhile, Paleo Principles is almost done and turned in!
    • Think of it as The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook smashed together, but more about general paleo than autoimmune. Get it in September!
    • Sarah is just going to Just Keep Swimming until she's done! And maybe Just Survive Somehow (CW: clips are from The Walking Dead) as well
    • Sarah is also going to record her own abridged audiobook! How cool is that! Stacy recommends the audiobook for Liz Wolfe's Eat the Yolks.
    • Stacy's Pukka Cinnamon Licorice Tea!
    • Today's show and question is about weighing quality and budget. How do you choose between them?
  • Question (11:24): "I have a question about dairy- I follow AIP and have been able to reintroduce some foods. One of them is butter. Living in Canada we unfortunately don't have access to grass fed butter as readily as the US. This means that it is very hard to find any grassfed butter or dairy products and when I do, at a rare specialty health food store, grass fed dairy products are VERY expensive and very much out of our budget, even though we have set a large budget for high quality, nutrient dense foods. I have been eating butter regularly since being pregnant, and only buy Canada Grade A quality butter with cream and sea salt as the ingredients. I tolerate this well and seem to be craving this throughout my recent pregnancy. Is consuming this butter still a wise choice? In terms of other dairy products that I would like to eventually try and reintroduce what should I look for? Especially when grassfed is not an option...do the same principles apply in terms of grassfed vs conventional beef? Should I be purchasing homogenized or skim milk for my husband who does well with dairy? Should we aim to consume dairy on a less frequent basis and buy the more expensive cheeses (still not perfect or grassfed) from the deli section of the grocery store that have less added ingredients, rather than the classics large brick of brand name cheese? Any information would be greatly appreciated!!"
    • Remember: Paleo isn't a religion. Focus on anti-inflammatory foods that are high quality and nutrition. If you're adding these kinds of periphery foods, it's you won't be kicked from the club if you don't eat grass-fed dairy. Do what works best for you.
    • Look into local farmers in your area if possible and get a relationship with a direct source.
    • Sarah says that many cattle in this area of Canada are pastured, but are supplemented with grains. So they're better than grain fed, but not entirely grass-fed.
    • Dairy is a food you need to weigh if it works for you. It's a good source of vitamins and minerals, and great fats. But it's much better if it's pastured because the good stuff is in the fat.
    • Sensitivity to milk is high. For instance, the occurrence of lactose intolerance can be as high as 90% in some populations of people of Asian or African descent. Allergy rate is 4-6%.
    • They tested people with IBS symptoms and found that many people found relief when they eliminated dairy. Intolerance to dairy is super high!
    • People are always talking about foods as yes or no foods, but sometimes there is a maybe food. This is where individuality comes in. Some people will tolerate something like dairy better than others. For example, Sarah and her family don't eat dairy hardly at all because they don't tolerate it well, but Stacy does eat it.
    • Sarah recommends not drinking skim. You won't get the value that comes from the milk fat!
    • So if you are happy with how well you tolerate dairy, then don't feel guilty about it!
    • Stacy wants you to make a distinction between foods that make you feel good and foods that don't make you feel too terrible.
    • For example, Stacy figured out why she thought she couldn't eat eggs: because she was eating them alone and her lack of gallbladder made it hard for her to eat that much fat with nothing else.
    • Take an appraisal of your diet like Stacy does. Figure out what's making you feel your best! Then eat that.
    • You will tolerate things better if you are eating a nutrient dense diet, with vegetables and ample sleep and low stress. Everything works together and if things fall apart, you will start reacting to more things!
    • Paleo doesn't have to break the bank. Making just the basic choices will get you so far, even if you can't do grass-fed, organic, etc.
    • "Don't Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Good." - Robb Wolf
    • Figure out what will work best for you AND how you can fit that into your life. And remember: no one is perfect.
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Ep. 246: How to Preserve Yourself Through Chaotic Times

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about their busy lives and how they are making it through their stressful days.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 246: How to Preserve Yourself Through Chaotic Times

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Stacy has had a crazy week so we're recording short and late!
    • Stacy sold her house, then the buys backed out, then she sold it again! Meanwhile, she aggravated her back when removing her clothes!
    • Stacy is feeling better now, especially since she's learned how to treat back injury flare ups. See Episode 204 for more on that!
    • Stacy has been documenting her recovery on her Instagram Stories, if you want more!
    • Now Sarah is in crunch time on her manuscript for Paleo Principles! She's just about to turn it in and is working really hard!
    • She still has a few recipes and all the meal plans left to do. And those are difficult for her!
    • How are they managing through this chaos and how can you support yourself too?
      • Stacy starts every morning with a Vital Proteins Veggie Blend Smoothie (created by Sarah!) instead of coffee.
      • Sarah has a non-negotiable bedtime for herself so that she preserves her sleep amounts (10:30 pm for her).
      • Sarah also never skips her workouts because they fill her with energy.
      • Stacy actively keeps the "sugar monster" at bay. While it may seem like sugar will help you, it won't! Instead, she eats peanut butter and Licorice and Cinnamon tea with cream.
      • Sarah also substitutes her sugar cravings with healthier options. She often goes to fruit, like frozen grapes or mangoes.
      • Sarah also goes for 85% or more dark chocolate. This will satisfy her sugar craving, but she's careful. If she indulges in a "real" treat, then the 85% chocolate will seem bitter and not satisfying by comparison.
      • Sarah also ups her protein content of her meals to keep her eating habits in check.
      • Sarah makes sure she has great quality time with her family every day. She makes sure she is present for these moments as well. When she returns to work after this family time, she's recharged.
      • Stacy does as well, but she focuses on touching and physical closeness as well. This goes for animals as well!
      • Stacy is learning to accept situations as they are and stop trying to control the uncontrollable. Do what you can to change things for the positive, but recognize where your powers end. Hey, there's a reason every culture has a version of the Serenity Prayer!
    • We hope you found inspiration in our strategies. Share what works for you with us!
    • Oh and because it is Wesley's birthday on Saturday, May 6th, Stacy has been paleo for 7 years! She hasn't done many things longer than that, so I guess this might be here to stay!
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Ep. 245: Izabella Wentz and Thyroid Medications

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk to Izabella Wentz, a professional pharmacist about medication for balancing thyroid hormones.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 245: Izabella Wentz and Thyroid Medications

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Sarah and her kids went to her local March for Science! Sarah feels passionate about her adopted home and about science, so this was a perfect event for her! Check out her Instagram for her pictures!
    • Stacy hasn't done any marches with her kids, but loves going into DC and talking about the history in the city
    • Stacy, meanwhile, sold her house, but unfortunately the buyers backed out and it was very disappointing.
  • Our guest is Izabella Wentz, the Thyroid Pharmacist! (7:21)
    • Izabella is the "Thyroid Queen", a professional pharmacist who has developing a ton of resources for people with thyroid conditions
    • Sarah was in her documentary The Thyroid Secret recently.
    • She has a new book called The Hashimoto's Protocol, a holistic, functional medicine look at treating and living with Hashimoto's
    • Izabella is very interested in helping people find relief from thyroid issues and reverse their damage.
    • Sarah remembers being frustrated that even after diagnosis, she might have to tinker for years to get the best lifestyle for her disease.
    • Sarah, Stacy and Izabella all remind you that medication isn't failure. In fact even for early stage Hashimoto's early hormone medications can help preserve the thyroid and improve health
    • Izabella wants you to put everything in your "Toolshed of Healing" including medication.
    • Synthroid is the most prescribed Thyroid hormone medication. It is T4 medication, which is supposed to be converted to the more active T3. But that doesn't always happen that way.
    • Doctors say 90% of patients see improvement with Synthroid, but Izabella says that only 20% see great relief with only T4 medication. She recommends a T3 medication as well.
    • There are two main thyroid hormones, T3 and T4
    • Izabella thinks people with Hashi's often can't convert T4 to T3 and thus recommends getting a compounded thyroid medication with both hormones in a bioidentical (a ratio that is similar to the body's) ratio.
    • Find a compounding pharmacist that is accredited by the Profession Compounding Centers of America.
    • The other option is desiccated thyroid hormones, or hormones that come from animal sources
    • Sarah asks what someone should do if they only have access to a regular medical endocrinologist without success.
    • Izabella says to check to see if you are underdosed. They're on the borderline of hypothyroidism, but not optimal (optimal TSH is between .5 and 2)
    • Check into T3 and T4 levels. If your T4 is on the high side and your T3 is on the low side, you're still not converting well.
    • Some endocrinologists are hesitant to prescribe T3, so if your TSH is fine but you're still not doing well, tell your doctor your symptoms and suggest T3 supplementation.
    • If they're not prone to prescribing T3, maybe get a second opinion. Ask your compounding pharmacist.
    • Izabella has an article on why doctors don't like to prescribe T3. It's because it used to be used on people with normal thyroids with amphetamines to lose weight. Which isn't healthy! It would induce hypothyroidism, heart issues and mania.
    • Thyroid medications are "Goldilocks" medications. You dose in micrograms, not milligrams. You need not too much and not too little.
    • Sarah says that you have be patient with medication. Wait a while after changing before testing again. On average it takes 2 years to get the right therapeutic dose. And doctors start very low. Izabella tests every 4 weeks and increasing very slowly.
    • Target is TSH levels between .5 and 2.
    • Symptom changes between dose changes are super important. You have to ask the right questions
    • Izabella tests more frequently when a medication is changed or if they have had a thyroidectomy
    • And when taking T3, test before you take your medication or you will look abnormal.
    • Sarah finds you can't predict a therapeutic dose based on initial test levels.
    • If you're dose isn't right, symptoms to look for: tangled, thinning hair and eyebrows, face puffy, brain fog, memory loss, sadness, fatigue, colder than average person, improper sweating, struggling with weight, joint pain, GI symtoms, heavy periods or carpal tunnel.
    • Symptoms of hyperthroidism: excessive sweating, heart palpitations, insomnia, unintentional weight loss, scant periods, overheating, or very irritable.
    • If you have Hasimoto's Thyroiditis, check out The Hashimoto's Protocol to help you take control of your life and teach you how to manage your body.
    • Izabella wants you to be an empowered patient: know what you can do on your own and what role you doctor can do for you. She recommends a functional medicine doctor.
    • Ask: Does your doctor prescribe compounded medications or natural desiccated thyroid? Does he or she prescribe low dosages of Naltraxone? Does he or she order adrenal saliva testing? Does he or she have an account with functional medicine lab companies?
    • Check out Izabella at ThyroidPharmacist.com
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Ep. 244: Robb Wolf and Where Is Paleo Going?

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk to Robb about where the future of the paleo movement is going.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 244: Robb Wolf and Where Is Paleo Going?

  • Intro (0:00)
  • (You can skip to Robb's interview at 4:41!)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Robb Wolf is our guest again!
    • Don't forget to get his new book, Wired to Eat! We really recommend it! It's a book that is pushing the conversation forward, not rehashing the same points.
    • This week is about upcoming issues in the paleo movement that we should be discussing more among paleo thought leaders.
  • Robb Wolf is our guest! (4:41)
    • Thanks, Robb, for giving us so much of your time!
    • We're talking about the future of the paleo movement! Small topic.
    • Sarah points out that the mainstream is embracing some paleo ideas like more vegetables, seafood, Omega-3, organic, seasonal, and grass-fed.
    • Meanwhile, paleo is looking on its fringes and seeing if foods like rice, lentils, beans, and dairy could work for individuals.
    • Sarah asks where these two directions will converge.
    • Robb compares different diet systems to different operating systems in a computer. You try on different systems to see if they work best for you.
    • The internet gives you a ton of information and feedback on what healthy diets could be and the best ideas rise to the top.
    • Robb says that the health crisis of obesity and diabetes is an existential threat and soon all of our GDP could be devoted to health care.
    • Corporate interest are invested in the health systems devoted to allowing highly palatable food unhealthy food into the system, but even they are beginning to see the issues upcoming.
    • The culture is beginning to call BS on the selling of unhealth to people.
    • Unfortunately, there's a push for "Planet of the Vegans" model under the banner of sustainability
    • Robb is working on combating this meme next because veganism isn't necessarily the most sustainable. He favors the views of people like Joel Salatin (who wrote the forward to Beyond Bacon!) and Allan Savory who advocate for a grass-fed meat approach to sustainability
    • We're either going to ignore our food supply, health and environmental issues or confront them. And if we don't come up with a solution, the future is going to look pretty bleak.
    • Sarah thinks that the sustainability argument against paleo is a worthy and interesting conversation to have. How can we do this? Sarah advocates insect protein, for example.
    • Robb says the many people find health relief from paleo, then look up and see how they can help the world
    • Robb recommends Dan Carlin (Matt, too!) and relates his analysis that in older days people on all sides of the political spectrum would read the same texts and have different perspectives on them. These days, people only read and listen to their own side, causing the debates to no longer have the basic foundations that solutions can be based on.
    • Robb feels that a grasp of thermodynamics, economics, and evolution will give you a very deep insight into how the world works. For example, you can ask what ethanol farmers use in their tractors. Gas or diesel because ethanol is not an efficient source of energy.
    • Our next challenge is going to be thinking deeply about how the world works and works efficiently, and make them as interesting as workouts and gluten-free pizza
    • Sarah says that our biggest problem is that so many people are not scientifically literate. Not just knowing what the science says, but how to read it for yourself. Part of the success of paleo is that we have so many "science translators".
    • Robb says we're not in any danger of losing our jobs because we've solved our problems. While he's seen paleo make strides in 15 years that he didn't expect in his lifetime, there's still a ton of work to do!
    • Sarah says that the fractures in the paleo movement are both helpful for having debates of interesting issues, but also lead to bickering about nonsense.
    • Robb praises modern medicine as being nearly miraculous in healing trauma and acute illnesses, but terrible in chronic degenerative disease. He would like to reorient it to preventative medicine in a much more effective way. As part of intake questions, ask about lifestyle issues so they can be addresses and corrected as well.
    • We may be moving in that direction. Doctors at the Mayo clinic are teaching functional medicine.
    • Sarah loves functional medicine because she says it is focused on preventing illnesses or treating preemptively.
    • Robb references the Cleveland Clinic functional medicine program and Chris Kesser's Kresser Institute ADAPT program as signs that we're moving in the correct direction
    • Robb believes that the marketplace of ideas will lead to the best practices winning out. Hopefully the natural ideas of eating less, moving more will take hold.
    • It's hard to take the ideas of moderation seriously when all these corporate interests are trying to convince you to indulge.
    • Robb's wife is awesome and he wants you to know that.
    • Robb also recommends checking out the Savory Institute and Allan Savory's TED Talk. He thinks this is the solution to our sustainability issues.
    • Stacy recommends finding a local meat share in your area to get involved in grass fed meat!
    • Thank you Robb for joining us! Read his newest book Wired to Eat right now!
    • See Robb, Sarah, and Nikki at Paleo F(x)!
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Ep. 243: How Are You Wired to Eat with Robb Wolf

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah invite Robb Wolf on to talk about his new book Wired to Eat!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 243: How Are You Wired to Eat with Robb Wolf

  • Intro (0:00)
  • (You can skip to Robb's interview at 12:40!)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Sarah and her family opted for an "explore your city" approach to Spring Break.
    • Their goal was to do 2 new things around Atlanta.
    • They went to a park with a creek they've never explored—and found a super scary snake!
    • Then, she and her daughters went on a nearly 6-mile hike around a local "mountain."
    • Sarah was really impressed with how her daughters held their own during their 4-hour adventure.
    • She did bribe them with a gluten-free and dairy-free sandwich cookie during the last 1.5 miles, but overall they did well on double or triple their usual hiking distance!
    • Sarah's daughters are now really into hiking. It makes her feel like she did something great as a parent!
    • Meanwhile, Stacy's kids will be cleaning during Spring Break to get their house ready to sell!
    • Stacy's family has been getting creative in their kitchen since they're trying to keep it clean.
    • They're finding lots of interesting options like salads that they normally wouldn't eat much.
    • You can find some of Stacy's lunch box and dinner creations at @RealEverythingBlog and the #nocookpaleo hashtag.
    • Stacy is looking forward to selling the house!
  • Robb Wolf Intro(11:20)
    • Robb has been an important voice in the Paleo community for years.
    • Sarah says his new book, Wired to Eat, is going to advance the conversation on Paleo nutrition and provide useful tools for everyone in the community
    • He blogs at https://robbwolf.com/ and his first book, The Paleo Solution, is available online and in stores everywhere.
    • Find Wired to Eat here and The Paleo Diet Solution here. They come highly recommended
  • Robb Wolf Joins the Show (12:40)
    • Stacy and Sarah are super excited that Robb is back on the show!
    • Robb's site is RobbWolf.com
    • When Robb moved to Reno 5 or 6 years ago, he became involved with a medical clinic that had just finished a large scale, 2-year pilot study with Reno PD and Fire Department. The changes when they put first responders on a Paleo Diet saved the City of Reno $22 million with a 33-1 return on investment.
    • New scientific information is going to continue to validate findings like these.
    • Robb realized "this stuff really works, I'm not a crazy person."
    • At the same time, Paleo has become dogmatic. Robb says this is understandable because people see such amazing results, but it's off-putting for the media, public at large and especially mainstream medicine.
    • "Brain evolution, the determinates of food choice, and the omnivore's dilemma," one of the papers that inspired Robb's new book
      • Our food choices are driven by a desire to consume more calories than we expend, so eating is regulated by one of the deepest, most ancient parts of the brain. Really powerful triggers are woven into that process.
      • Since we now live in a time of "infinite food options," we shouldn't be surprised that it's difficult to make good choices.
      • This paper made a case that "it's not your fault."
    • Personalized Nutrition by Prediction of Glycemic Response
      • A groundbreaking study that showed completely individualized responses to certain carbohydrates. For instance, one person might have a normal blood sugar response with a cookie and elevated blood sugar response with a banana, while another person might find the opposite.
      • With healthy blood sugar levels, researchers saw healthy gut microbiota, and vice versa.
    • Robb realized this was an important story to tell, especially couched in the context that struggling with dietary and lifestyle change is not our fault.
    • Personalized nutrition made a strong case that although we need to start with general Paleo principles, the "one size fits all" approaches only meet the needs of certain people.
    • Stacy says some people get caught up in their own approach and forget about individualized, flexible approaches that make significant change possible—where "perfection isn't the enemy of the good."
    • She sees this as a way to encourage people to find a more personalized template that might make them want to try Paleo without giving up some less-damaging, favorite foods.
    • Robb compares the appeal of social media to the hyper palatability of potato chips, which are designed to appeal to our neurology in the same way. Sea Salt and Vinegar potato chips are an example of this type of engineered food.
    • Modern dietetics are still in complete denial that evolutionary models can help us, so the gatekeepers aren't doing us any favors.
    • Sarah's history of obesity and binge eating means adopting a Paleo diet didn't completely heal her relationship with food. She still struggles with portion control and intuitive eating doesn't work for her.
    • Researchers now think engaging with hyper palatable foods regularly contributes to the problem of binge eating. It's more complicated than just cutting everything out!
    • In Wired to Eat, Robb shares concrete strategies for identifying trigger foods
    • The 7-Day Carb Test
      • The book shares a 30-day Paleo Reset to support a healthy blood sugar response.
      • Afterward, the 7-Day Carb Test helps you understand where you are on the insulin sensitivity spectrum.
      • It involves testing blood sugar response to 50 g of several different types of carbs (gluten-free like white rice, corn tortillas, white potatoes) after they are eaten alone at breakfast.
      • Robb's ideal measure is under 115 mg/dl after 2 hours.
      • If a carb spikes the blood sugar too much, it makes sense to avoid, limit or keep the food in the post-workout period.
    • Robb has seen surprising results to these tests, possibly mediated by an immunogenic response to certain foods.
    • Researchers from the "Personalized Nutrition" study mentioned above told Robb they didn't test for immunogenic responses in this study, but they suspect this was a factor in surprising responses found in their study, like a poor reaction to hummus.
    • We've long thought high and low glycemic load foods were the key to managing blood sugar, but there's more to the story thanks to these immunogenic results.
    • These responses are tricky because they don't fit cleanly into the mold of either allergy or immune responses.
    • Stacy notes that many people don't believe that food affects their health, and she hopes Robb's work leads to profound results.
    • Robb says blood glucose control helps manage our gut micro biome too, making it a very affective control on our health.
    • Pre-agricultural people given blood glucose tolerance tests have fabulous glucose tolerance. This is the basis for Robb's upper level, 115 mg/dl.
    • Sarah had gestational diabetes during her first pregnancy, and the levels were much higher than this upper level. What her doctors accepted was much higher than what she thinks is ideal now.
  • Robb was very generous with his time, so he will be joining us to talk about a completely different topic soon!
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  • Outro (51:20)

 

 

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