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Ep. 260: Uh Oh! Stacy Got Sick!

 

In this episode, unfortunately Stacy got sick after her camping trip. So this show is just a brief check in! Sarah's almost done with Paleo Principles!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 260: Uh Oh! Stacy Got Sick!

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:41)
    • Stacy went camping over the weekend and brought back some flu-like symptoms!
    • Meanwhile, Sarah is finishing her edits for Paleo Principles! It's become a monstrously large resource. Can she keep it under 650 pages?!
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Ep. 259: Has Wheat Increased in Gluten?

 

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah contemplate whether wheat has increased it's amount of gluten in recent times.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 259: Has Wheat Increased in Gluten?

 

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Ep. 258: Bad Pseudoscience about MTHFR

 

In this episode, we discuss pseudoscience and how to recognize it in relation to an article about "bad foods with MTHFR variations".

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 258: Bad Pseudoscience about MTHFR

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:41)
    • Stacy is in her brand new office in her new home!
    • She's unpacked almost everything. Man is it a lot of stuff!
    • She found that she has too many clothes because when she unpacked it all she found herself paralyzed by too many choices.
    • Thank you for the fun live show, everyone who attended! It was so much fun! Sarah also loved her road trip to Washington!
    • She felt inspired by surviving the trip to visit other places.
    • Stacy gets stressed out by clutter, so showing her house still with boxes was stressful.
    • And it was a new house: Stacy, Sarah and Matt had to Google how to turn on the stove.
    • On top of it, the kids all got along really well. It's such a crap shoot whether your friends' kids will like your kids, but it worked out splendidly!
    • The live show was fantastic! We loved the instant feedback and follow up!
  • "Pseudo-Science BS on the internet" (18:10)
    • Sarah puts a lot of time and research into what she puts out on the internet. She even is comfortable with nuance on topics like "Is this good to eat? What are the pros and cons?" But not everyone is like that.
    • Some people take a grain of scientific truth and uses jargon to report things in a sensational way. If you seen that kind of sensationalism, turn around and walk away.
    • One of the biggest issues in society is fact checking. And when it comes to health information, misinformation can be dangerous.
    • Look for things like citations, especially with links. Check the citations to make sure they say what the article says it does!
    • Be skeptical of things that sound too good to be true or are too condescending.
    • Look for multiple sources. The more sources, the more likely something is to be valid.
    • This article is like that: Bullet points of technical language with no sources.
  • The article from a MTHFR information site was called: "MTHFR Bad Food List" (27:12)
    • It starts by saying that folic acid wouldn't be good because you need real folate.
    • But the subsequent list is full of unconnected list of foods with no themes or sources.
    • The reason was only "Known powerful enzyme and metabolic inhibitors" and "As a result you will make fewer amino acids and can’t make as much protein as you should. This leads to lower immunity by reducing glutathione which is one of the bodies most important antioxidants involved in the homocysteine cycle."
    • What's the process here? What's going on!? And where's the reference to extra B12 and what foods are GOOD to eat?
    • This list doesn't make sense on folate rich foods and includes nutrient rich foods.
    • It references mechanisms that don't make sense either.
    • Sarah feels that it's "here's a bunch of sciencey words related to a bunch of foods not to eat!"
    • The grain of science here is that folate rich foods might not be good for people with MTHFR variants.
    • These variants affect the efficiency of the enzyme MTHFR which affects your methylation ability. And it never stops it completely.
    • MTHFR is the rate limiting enzyme. It controls how quickly you can methylate (activate) proteins.
    • Problems with MTHFR affect with lots of autoimmune and mental disorders. Also liver detoxification and neurotransmitter regulation.
    • It affects the usability of vitamins (like B9, folate). You can't convert folic acid into methlfolate. Folate itself is better.
    • Some people who can't convert folic acid may have issues from overdose of folic acid supplements.
    • It turns out the grain of truth in this article is that folic acid can be bad for people with MTHFR variance. But that doesn't mean that FOLATE is bad for you!
    • We do love the Vital Proteins Beef Liver Pills as a supplement for folate, though!
    • Sarah did searches in PubMed for any connection between the science words and these foods. And a bunch of these foods did the OPPOSITE of what was claimed! None were metabolic inhibitors and only a few could be a possible enzyme inhibitor.
    • There is a lot of information out there for MTHFR challenged people. Find a good doctor to work with to help you!
    • Pseudoscience is rampant on the internet. Take the time to become informed for yourself. The more people around on the internet when a story is shared, the less an article is seen critically. Because people assume everyone else much have checked it!
    • "Trust but verify." - an old Russian proverb that Ronald Reagan liked to quote.
    • Don't be afraid to ask, don't be afraid to discuss it! Help your friends and family learn to be skeptical!
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Ep. 257: Live Show Part 3: Not-So-Rapid Fire

 

In this episode, it's the third and final part of our LIVE show! We go rapid fire with the questions, but still long winded with the answers!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 257: Live Show Part 3: Not-So-Rapid Fire

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Welcome to the live show, this is Part 3 of our show! Listen to Part 2 of the live show here and Part 1 of the live show here!
  • Question 1: Christine asks, how do you find out which vitamin and mineral defficiencies are associated with your autoimmune disease?
    • Sarah: Some studies have shown deficiencies, others have just shown improvements with supplementation, but not very many of these studies group autoimmune diseases and study deficiency differences across all of them
    • Right now, there are incomplete data showing which is most important
    • "Frequent flyers" are Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Zinc and Omega-3 Fats.
      • You can also look at what the immune system uses, Vitamin A and D and Zinc are key for regulatory actions
      • The immune system's proteins need methylation, so B6, B9, B12 are key for that as are Vitamin C and E as antioxidants
      • Iron, Copper, Magnesium (maybe more minerals)
      • All these have key role in the immune system, so it's unsurprising that these deficiencies are linked with diseases
  • Question 2: If my children (an older daughter and a baby son) never try gluten and dairy, how will I know if they have an intolerance or Celiac Disease?
    • Stacy: we decided to just assume that our kids have it, given our family history, and to not test
    • If it's important for you to test Celiac, you'll have to expose your kids
    • Sarah: chances are very good that your daughter (who was never exposed) will rebel and eat some gluten eventually, and it's ok to wait for that challenge
    • Stacy: reminder that some people can have issues with gluten and no physical symptoms. Stacy and Cole just get emotional and depressed when they're reacting
    • They can't tell you to fix anything if you DO get a positive result—you just have to avoid it anyway.
    • Sarah: research shows there's a lower risk of Celiac if gluten is introduced while breastfeeding, and the longer you breastfeed the lower the risk, so introducing to a baby is more backed by research
    • In the same situation, Sarah would probably include a little wheat a couple of times toward the end of breastfeeding (around 2 years) so they can communicate whether something is wrong
    • In peanut allergy studies, babies were fed a very small amount to help reduce allergies, so it doesn't have to be a huge serving
  • Question 3: Jessica's son did the cheek swab DNA test, with her second child she's just said "we have Celiac." Is the DNA test helpful?
    • Sarah: studies of people with Celiac susceptibility genes, HLADQ2 and HLADQ8, have shown that people without Celiac who also have digestive symptoms still have a zonulin response to gluten. They're still getting a leaky gut in response to gluten, even though it's not Celiac
    • 60% of the population has one or both of these genes, which explains non-Celiac gluten sensitivity
    • Having one of those risk genes is a compelling argument not to mess with Gluten, because of the risk of a leaky gut reaction
  • Question 4: The Dr. from the Gluten Free Society's website claims there are two other genes associated with Gluten sensitivity, HLADQ1 and HLADQ3, which no standard Celiac test looks for. Any other research on this?
    • Sarah hasn't seen anything on that, but she's never specifically looked through the research for that
    • 3% of Celiacs don't have HLADQ2 or HLADQ8, that 3% could have that other selection of genes
    • Already more than a dozen HLA variants linked with autoimmune diseases
  • Question 5: Can Sarah share her Paleo road trip snacks?
    • She didn't try to eat on the road, she packed picnic lunches

    • Stacy
      • Her family has done grocery store rotisserie chickens or chicken strips from Trader Joe's, because they're easy to pull apart and share
    • Sarah
      • On the way back, they'll probably try to find a burger place
      • Hard to find grass-fed, but places that clean the grill, lettuce wrap or do gluten free buns would be ideal
      • Overall, she has a cooler in the back and a snack bag between the kids
      • It's the same snacks they use at home, but she always makes sure to include protein, like EPIC Strips
      • She always includes raw veggies, fruit and something sweet, like Power Balls
      • When everybody's miserable having a treat is really helpful for mood
      • Sarah's oldest loves Cliff Kit's Organic Bars and her youngest loves raisins
    • Stacy
  • Question: Do either Sarah or Stacy use a water filter, and which one?
    • Matt:

      • tap water is one of the greatest inventions of mankind.
      • The fact that we have potable water delivered to our house for cheap, any time we want, is great.
      • It goes through so much processing to get to potability in our houses that he really feels like honoring tap water by drinking it
    • Sarah
      • She agrees, but a lot of the members of her family have chloramine sensitivity (her brother missed a year of school due to this sensitivity) so Sarah has always used at least a Brita filter
      • Her municipal water is Dasani so that's basically what they're drinking if they use a charcoal filter
      • Sarah recently won a reverse-osmosis filter, but she feels like she has to add back in so many minerals to make it a helpful source of minerals
      • Sarah thinks we should remineralize our tap water - she uses Trace Minerals and EM Drops
      • Mostly adding Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium and some trace minerals. Most people (yes even Paleo peeps) are mineral deficient
      • She's adding probably up to 20% of her family's RDA to their water
      • Reminder: Sarah comes from socialist Canada and sort of automatically trusts the government, but recognizes that doesn't necessarily reflect the American experience
      • Pay attention to stuff, there's plenty of contaminated water out there, so you might want to make sure your municipal water is safe
      • BUT she thinks tap water is fine
    • Matt
      • When he was growing up in Mass., well water is pretty hit-or-miss, so his dentist prescribed fluoride to everyone
      • He and his brother (who did not have well water) had stained teeth from too much fluoride
      • So, it's just a matter of knowing what's in your water
    • Sarah
      • There's not a lot of evidence that fluoride is causing health problems, but also little evidence it's helping dental health
      • Fluoridated toothpaste, on the other hand, has some really compelling science backing its efficacy
      • There's some science to show that fluoride might sequester in the pineal gland and over 60, 70, 80 years decrease the amount of melatonin secreted by that gland, linked with sleep disturbances in the elderly, but that's sort of a big leap at this point
      • But you can take that out with a normal carbon filter if you are concerned
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Ep. 256: Live Show Part 2

 

In this episode, it's the second part of our LIVE show! With tricky questions and thorough answers!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 256: Live Show Part 2

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Welcome to the live show, this is Part 2 of our show! Listen to Part 1 of the live show here!
  • Question 1: (:40) Lee's Question: should she do an elimination diet, take a food allergy/sensitivity test with her doctor, or make other lifestyle changes to deal with autoimmunity? What's the easiest way to identify her triggers?
    • Sarah: two issues here, dealing with a lifestyle triggers AND making positive changes to lifestyle.

      • Lee needs to figure out if she has SIBO, through further testing, and her doctor should be able to help her figure out this aspect of her intolerances. She should also retest.
      • She could also just be dealing with fructose malabsorption, which requires a different course of treatment.
      • Gut health is important either way—work up to 8 servings of veggies per day, eat more fish, don't over-exercise, sleep enough.
      • Emotionally speaking: you can shorten your elimination phase to get into reintroductions more quickly
      • Keep a food journal for reintroductions, and try to keep a couple days between your reintroductions. Know also that if you're stressed physically or mentally, your immune response will be affected.
    • Stacy: there are other outside factors like cleaning products, beauty products, other lifestyle factors in the home.
      • Stacy's approach is build up healthy choices and nourish the body so that your health should get better over time. It's a trajectory, not a matter of waking up one morning to completely new picture of health.
      • Remember that flares are to be expected, sometimes even caused by detoxing.
      • Consistency is really important - approach it from a place of doing it for yourself, for your health.
    • Lee has been trying to focus on the positives of her new healing life rather than the negatives of "losing" old foods
      • Stacy takes that approach too. Her family cooks better food, she's healthier and her life is better.
    • Sarah: instead of doing EVERYTHING at once, breaking up your changes into pieces can be helpful.
      • Sarah went from Paleo 6 years ago, to AIP elimination, to CrossFit when she wanted to try it. It's been a refinement of lifestyle and dietary choices that incrementally help her feel better
      • Matt and Stacy wrote the book (Real Life Paleo) on taking the diet part of Paleo and breaking it up into pieces.
      • Just do one thing until you get it down.
      • It needs to be sustainable in order to really last. Sarah has a couple posts about that called "Making Healthy Choices: What's Your Currency" and "Transitions: All In or Baby Steps?"
      • It's not hard, although everyone mourns something different.
    • Stacy: the food shouldn't be stressful
      • Sometimes Stacy and Sarah are eating pizza and ice cream in their crazy dreams. And that's usually a sign for Stacy that she's thinking about food too much.
    • Lee says she's struggled with reactions from people in her life.
      • Sarah says it's not hard, it just has a learning curve.
      • Everybody has comfort recipes, but finding new go-to's that fit a healthier lifestyle just takes a little time
  • Melissa's Q: (28:00) How should someone without a gallbladder approach beginning a Paleo journey?
    • Stacy:

      • She doesn't have a gallbladder. Understand you are missing part of your digestive tract.
      • Eliminating wheat and processed oils made the biggest difference. There's a strong correlation between wheat intolerances/Celiac disease and gallbladder inflammation.
      • You want to watch the state of your bowel movements to track how your body is digesting.
      • Stacy does not do well with coconut oil, but does well with avocado oil and solid fats like tallow, lard, butter, duck fat.
      • Stacy also has a post on this, How to Enjoy Bacon Without a Gallbladder.
      • Insoluble fiber can be difficult for Stacy's body as well.
        • Cabbage used to be tough for Stacy to digest.
        • She's learned to cook foods that are high in insoluble fiber very thoroughly.
      • When you start your first meal of the day, start slow, reintroduce food to your body.
        • Intermittent fasting does not work because you don't have bile storage.
    • Sarah
      • You can take ox bile, in a pill, at the beginning of a meal (work with a practitioner on this).
      • As lipases break apart fat, bile salts help to create a structure around fat molecules that brings them into the body.
      • So, it's helpful in digesting and absorbing fat but ALSO in digesting and absorbing vitamins. It can help with nutrient sufficiency.
    • Stacy
      • Her mom doesn't have a gallbladder, and when she was still eating vegetarian, she was low fat (and high soy/wheat) and still struggling.
      • Stacy doesn't think it's a low-fat diet that actually helps.
  • Melissa's second question: On Lichen Planus?
    • Sarah

      • It's most commonly a secondary disease (Hashimoto's and Celiac are more likely to be primary).
      • It's worthwhile to do some digging to find out if you have another autoimmune disease. If you haven't given up gluten you can still test for Celiac.
      • Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C deficiencies are worth testing for as well.
      • Supplement or look for food solutions if you're deficient (sometimes Vitamin C supplements are corn-based, which might be an issue if you do have Celiac disease).
        • Sarah takes a Douglas Labs powdered version.
      • Wheat, soy, peanuts, tomatoes are immune triggers and lichen planus is an autoimmune condition. Figuring out triggers is key.
        • The AIP will guide you through this, as well as focus on nutrient-dense foods.
        • Fixing nutrient difficiencies can be very therapeutic for immune regulation.
        • It doesn't mean there isn't other tinkering outside of the AIP to be done, or that conventional medicine isn't helpful, but after a couple months it's an amazingly helpful intervention.
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Ep. 255: Live Show Part 1

In this episode, it's the first part of our first live show! We take live questions and answer them thorougly!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 255: Live Show Part 1

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Welcome to the live show (:40)
  • How this show is different from our normal shows
    • There's a live audience (duh!)
    • We are in the same room
    • We don't have notes, which is really unusual for Sarah!
  • Sarah's family is visiting Stacy's for the holiday weekend
    • The road trip was tiring for Sarah's family
    • Yesterday they took all the kids from the National Mall to all the national memorials
    • Sarah's kids are dual citizens, and there's a great tie-in with what they're learning in school
  • Finn and Adele say "hi" to the audience
  • Laurel's Question: should she introduce her toddler to wheat given her family's history with Celiac disease?
    • Sarah says there's some scientific evidence for the idea of introducing Top 8 Allergen Foods before weaning to reduce overt reactions

      • This might work because of the positive effects of antibodies from breast milk and its gut protecting benefits
    • Once you've missed that window, other things that affect a reaction are gut health, stress (maybe not for toddlers), sleep, activity
    • If you're doing all the things to promote a healthy lifestyle and gut health, there's a higher probability you won't see a reaction
    • In that case, it might help you feel a little more at ease in case your child is accidentally exposed to the allergen
    • Stacy and Matt went through this with their youngest, who was never exposed to allergens intentionally, and had a good experience with his preschool even when he was accidentally exposed to wheat because his immune system is so strong from years of a healthy gut and great lifestyle choices
    • Sarah's youngest has a stronger reaction to dairy than to gluten, and she's tested raw, A2 milk with her (her tonsils swelled up in 5 minutes and stayed swollen for months, so that was a no-go as a cross-contamination exposure)
      • Interestingly, we think the tonsils are an early-detection system for food antigens we don't deal well with
      • Upwards of 50% of kids awaiting tonsillectomies will see a reduction in swelling when they go dairy-free. Sarah's thinking is the other 50% are probably just dealing with another type of food sensitivity.
    • Unfortunately, sometimes the challenge part of reintroductions can yield tricky reactions. We just have to plan for different outcomes
    • Stacy says try not to worry too much about what your children will choose for themselves when they get older
  • Can you develop Celiac if you're never exposed to Gluten?
    • Sarah says it's a Chicken 'n Egg situation: we can't test if there's no exposure, but we can't know if you were never going to develop it either way
    • If you have the predisposition, immune dysregulation, but are missing the trigger, you can't actually develop without it. Stacy asks, "what about Gluten cross-reactivity?"
      • In the case of Celiac, it's not actually antibody driven. The damage to the intestine is driven by the zonulin response. Sarah hasn't seen any papers indicating Celiac can be triggered by rice or corn, for example, likely because kids living without any gluten exposure is a fairly new concept
      • Also no evidence (to Sarah's knowledge) of a zonulin response to a different protein, other than gluten
    • Basically, comes down to the idea that you can't get a positive Celiac test result without exposure. False negatives are common
  • Amy's question: what's the optimal time to start solids, given that he has some symptoms of eczema which would indicate problems with gut health?
    • Usually, 6 months is the standard, as gut becomes mature enough for solids around this time
    • There's also evidence that introducing solids actually drives the maturation of the gut
    • There really isn't a way to know whether your baby's gut is mature or not
    • You could also start with a little sauerkraut juice, sips of broth to help prepare the gut for solids
    • The other signs you're looking for are tongue thrusts, baby's interest in solids, not spitting things out, baby is sitting up straight — these are all signs used in baby-led weaning
    • Stacy and Matt called this the "lazy" approach to parenting, but it's actually very instinctual and closer to the attachment parenting style
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Ep. 254: Check In Show

 

In this episode, we do a short check in show to remind you about our upcoming LIVE Paleo View this weekend!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 254: Check In Show

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Stacy's family is in the new house after the big move!
  • TPV Live Q&A show to celebrate our 5th Anniversary is coming!
    • July 2, 2-4 p.m.
    • Sarah's family will be visiting Stacy's family this weekend
    • Get all the details and RSVP here
    • Once available spots are taken, we've hit our limit at the library—so don't forget to RSVP (or release a ticket if you claimed one and can't come).
    • If you are visiting, all the Smithsonian Museums are free!
  • Sarah is in the editing phase of Paleo Principles
  • Stacy is going to rest up after the big move
  • We'll be back with at least Part 1 of a live show next week (hopefully!)
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Ep. 253: Coconut Oil Controversy

 

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about recent news items that say that coconut oil is as "bad" as animal fats. Plus! The Paleo View Live is coming to the DC area!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 253: Coconut Oil Controversy

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
  • CONTROVERSY IN PALEO!? Coconut oil isn't heart healthy?!
    • A news story has swept through the paleo community saying that perhaps coconut oil isn't healthy to eat.
    • See news stories like here. This is based on a report from the American Heart Association, which is always changing its ideas on fats.
    • First off, this study says nothing about topical use, and we put it on everything!
    • Coconut oil is a unique plant fat because it is 60% saturated fat, but different from animal saturated fats in that it is a medium chain triglycerides. For example, lauric acid, which is only a little longer than the health healthy fatty acids.
    • Saturated fats are the easiest to use for energy. Medium chain only need one step to produce energy as well.
    • See Sarah's post on saturated fat: It can be healthy, but you can overdo it!
    • Hunter-gatherers tended to have 13% of calories as saturated fat, which is a normal omnivorous diet without going out of your way to eat fat.
    • Study compared oleic fatty acid fats versus coconut oil and found that some people had an increase in LDL, HDL and total cholesterol. But only some!
    • This is due to a gene that makes some people more susceptible to fat causing cholesterol and LDL increase. This is called APOE4.
    • These people should stick to a 20-30% fat intake for heart health. We still need fat for cell health, brain health, gut health, etc!
    • Of course some studies of coconut oil find no change in heart health with coconut oil.
    • The end result of these studies don't offset all the benefits of coconut oil. It's anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, cell health, immune health, gut health etc.
    • And remember: eating vegetables and seafood, Vitamin D, sleep, exercise and stress reduction are all better ways to improve heart health!
    • And 60% of calories from fat is the threshold where we see cardiovascular health problems.
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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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  • Outro (53:37)
  • 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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  • Outro (53:37)

 

 

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