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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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Ep. 242: Children and Food Intolerances

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about food intolerance and babies. How can you tell if your baby is sensitive to something and how do you introduce his or her first foods?

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 242: Children and Food Intolerances

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Sarah is done with Crossfit Open! Let's celebrate!
    • All of the workouts were difficult, but especially the last one with thrusters and double-unders
    • But she was able to manage her workout well and completed 9 rounds!
    • Managing your exertion is important! There is a immune system depression that comes from exercising too hard! Protect your health.
    • Sarah tailors her level of exercise to how she's feeling and how stressed she is to preserve her health.
    • She also loves the Oura Ring as a tool to manage her exercise. It gives you great accurate data on sleep and other wellness markers. She uses this data to determine how hard to workout with the Readiness score
    • Today we're following up last weeks podcast with this show about First Foods!
  • Alexa asks: "Hi ladies! Thank you so much for all your work over the past few years. I've been listening to the podcast since the beginning and love your books! I am wondering how to approach feeding my daughter solids when I have a number of food intolerances. I get an arthritis type reaction from nightshades, almonds, eggs, dairy, and gluten. My husband has celiac disease. I understand how to give one food at a time and wait to see if there is any reaction but I'm concerned about whether or not I would detect a reaction. For me, when I eat those foods I don't instantly break out or flare up. My husbands gluten reactions aren't instant either. Is it safe to assume if there isn't a skin reaction or noticeable digestive discomfort that a food is okay? How much of a connection is there between a parents intolerances and their child's? Is it a high or low likelihood that I have passed these on to my daughter? My family, who are wheat farmers, voiced concerns that by not introducing her to gluten and dairy soon that I may be setting her up for an increased likelihood of reactions. What are your thoughts on how to proceed with this? Thank you for your tremendous wisdom!" (15:08)
    • When people express concerns, remember: it's because they care.
    • Explain to them that you are avoiding because of husbands condition and that there is no nutrition in wheat that can't be found in other foods. That there is serious consequences to celiac sufferers continuing to eat gluten
    • There are great changes in digestion as a baby grows and at about 6 months they tend to be ready for food.
    • Introduce foods one at a time every 4-7 days and look for reactions on the skin, in the digestion and in the mood
    • For intolerances, look for any GI symptoms, reduced energy or fatigue, pika, trouble sleeping, headaches, mucus production, coughing, muscle soreness, skin issues, pink bumps, dry nails and hair, and irritability.
    • Look for anything unusual in your baby and see if you can link it to new food. Yes, this can be difficult! Err on the side of caution.
    • Stacy started with chicken liver as a first food because of advice from the internet.
    • Don't shy away from meat! The protein in meat is easier to digest that the protein in vegetables.
    • Breastmilk is high in fat, even saturated fat. Meat is much closer to that than fruits and vegetables.
    • Try adding fat to your baby's foods too.
    • Even if something is a recommended food, it's not necessarily completely safe. Even bananas can cause a reaction!
    • Sarah's daughter had a bad reaction to gluten and was significantly constipated as a baby. In hindsight, she did notice that the introduction of wheat corresponded to the constipation
    • Her other daughter had sleep apnea from dairy and gluten and it was hard to link it to the food.
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In this episode, Stacy and answer a reader question about creating or preventing allergies when introducing foods to children.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 241: Can You Create or Prevent a Food Allergy?

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  • Intro (0:00)
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  • News and Views (0:40)
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    • Hello, listeners!
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    • Stacy got a special gift from Sarah and Vital Proteins!
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    • Sarah talks about her collaborative effort with Vital Proteins to create Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s Collagen Veggie Blend.
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    • Sarah and Stacy share what they like to add to make a Collagen Veggie Blend smoothies
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    • Stacy talks about her experience so far with trying to give up coffee.
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    • Stacy puts out a no-coffee challenge to all the listeners.
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    • Sarah talks a little about filming with Micky and Angie from Autoimmune Wellness, last week, for the AIP Certified Coach practitioners program that will be launching later this year.
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    • Sarah dishes on the break down of the price of Collagen Veggie Blend vs making your own.
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  • Brooke asks: "My question is for my baby daughter, who turned one yesterday. Today we had her 12 month check up with our pediatrician who has a standard American medical practice and the pediatrician was more than a little hesitant to put her stamp of approval on my daughter's diet. Besides transitioning to formula around 6 months, my daughter has had only Paleo-compliant foods via baby led weaning. Her meals consist of grass-fed meats, wild seafood, pastured eggs, all the fruits and veggies, healthy doses of healthy fats like EVOO, avocado, ghee, coconut milk, almond milks and flours, etc. My pediatrician advised me that I needed to introduce cow's milk, grains (including gluten grains) and legumes (including peanuts) into my daughter's diet as soon as possible, to avoid CREATING possible food allergies. Her reasoning behind this advice is the new study (source...?) that was recently released about introducing kids to peanuts early to avoid severe peanut allergies later. My question is, do I need to do this? I thought one was born with food allergies, and cannot be created from abstaining from a certain food. Also, what are the nutritional benefits, if any, in giving my daughter these foods that could have potential inflammatory reactions? My doctor seemed to be mostly concerned with calcium, iron, Vit D and B12. Both my husband and I are gluten and dairy intolerant, so can I assume our offspring will be too, at some point in her life? If you could address the issue of food allergies in young children and whether we can create or prevent certain allergies by introducing/abstaining from certain foods at a certain age, I'd greatly appreciate it! Love to hear your thoughts on the recent peanut allergy study, too!" (18:14)
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    • New Peanut Allergy Study, Stacy gives her thoughts on the study and talks about her own experience with her kids.
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    • Sarah talks about immune tolerance and more on the different ways the immune system reacts.
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    • Stacy and Sarah talked last week with Dr. Terry Walhs on why it's important to look at these studies and not dismiss the science because it's not in line with personal beliefs. Use it as an opportunity to take a deeper look at a topic.
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    • Sarah talks about a gluten study that had a similar idea, and points out that many of the babies in that were still being breast fed. Breast feeding can create a healthy gut microbiome, and that can mediate allergic reactions.
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    • Not enough scientific evidence to strongly support either side of this question. Her takeaways are to focus on nutrient density and supporting a healthy gut micobiome.
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    • To the second part of the question, 'Any nutritional benefits to these foods?' NO! Grains, dairy, and legumes have no unique nutrients that you couldn't find in other whole foods.
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    • Sarah suggests adding organ meats to the list of foods this family is already feeding their baby.
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    • Stacy talks more of her experiences with her own kids and food choices.
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    • Stacy and Sarah share about how they talk with their own children's doctors.
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Ep. 240: Dr. Terry Wahls Part 2

The Paleo View TPV 240 Terry Wahls Pt 2

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah invite on Dr. Terry Wahls for a second part to discuss her thoughts on a new study of gluten free diets and her newest book.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 240: Dr. Terry Wahls Part 2

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Stacy is going to put videos on YouTube! Stay tuned to her Facebook page for details!
    • Sarah is filming a special project with the women of Autoimmune Paleo!
    • A press release from the American Heart Association conference: Low Gluten Diets May Be Associated with Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    • List is a press release on not yet published study.
    • Lowest gluten had 13% increase of Type 2 Diabetes.
    • There was no gluten free groups and these people weren't pursuing a low gluten diet.
    • Corrected for fiber intake, but no other risk factors
    • This finding contradicts all other studies comparing gluten-free diets and Type 2 Diabetes.
    • In fact recent study came out with mice that found gluten-free diets could be therapeutic for Type 2.
    • No statistically higher risk of Type 2 for celiac disease patients as well
  • Dr. Terry Wahls is out guest (12:43)
    • It's a special show today! We have Dr. Terry Wahls on! She's a real deal real foods hero who maintains her Multiple Sclerosis with a whole foods diet!
    • She is the author of The Wahls Protocol and the upcoming The Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life
    • Dr Wahls hasn't seen the press release, but seems like something from the trend of trying to debunk gluten free as a fad diet.
    • While it's true that some gluten free people replace gluten foods with more expensive non-gluten grains, it is certainly not a nutrient deficient diet to replace gluten with vegetables like Dr. Wahls recommends
    • Many study authors seem to be trying to design studies to debunk gluten free and their methods are flawed. Reading a press release or an abstract makes it difficult to figure out whether the study is valid.
    • Stacy always ask what nutrients are you missing out on that you can't get from things that are not grains?
    • They took 4 studies that correlated a large number of chronic health issues and tracked self reported food frequency. They split the groups into high gluten, medium gluten and low gluten and found the 13% lower risk in the high gluten group
    • If you are sensitive then a low amount of gluten could maintain high inflammation
    • They didn't report any other health condition correlation. Could this mean there is none?
    • There are studies out there that find that paleo diets could be good for diabetes. So why take this one study as definitive?
    • Dr. Wahl's new book is The Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life
    • She found that people who wanted to do her protocol were have trouble learning how to shift to cooking this way.
    • The book is full of resources, techniques and tips and recipes.
    • It's also designed around templates and techniques on how to adapt the templates to their own preferences.
    • If you want more from Dr. Wahls, check out her website and her books, The Wahls Protocol and the upcoming The Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life
    • And if you want to participate in her study and have MS, check out her site here.
    • See Terry Wahls at her seminar in Cedar Rapids as well!
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