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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 347: How to eat Nose to Tail

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Go watch Wayne’s World!!!
      • Stacy currently on vacation and can’t keep up with where she
        • Loving not have to plan and not have to think
        • We hope Stacy is having a great time and that the boys are learning a lot, enjoying the culture and the great food!!
    • (4:15) What Sarah has been working on

      • While Stacy is gone Sarah has been busy pulling together videos, photographs and stories from a conference she conducted, and all the program sessions are now available online for all those who missed it or couldn’t attend!! https://www.thepaleomom.com/courses/workshop-2019

        • Chris Wilson was the amazing videographer and is based out of the San Francisco Bay area and is AMAZING! and was able to capture 15hrs of seminars Sarah did, testimonials, etc that Sarah did while she was there. http://www.thechriswilson.com/
        • Sessions talk abut nutritional science, easy and sustainable weight loss, data and study reviews and what it all means!
          • Science is often dismissed because it doesn’t fit into their message, but Sarah doesn’t agree that’s the way to go

            • Sarah working on a blogpost diving into a recent scientific study stay that eggs cause cardiovascular disease
          • Diets are often described as “healthy” but what you CAN’T eat but this is fundamentally flawed
            • Diets should be defined by the actual food on your plate
        • Sarah has already agreed to do another workshop in 2020 and it’s already LIVE for registration now! https://www.thepaleomom.com/go/workshop/
      • Next year Sarah will talk about genetics and phytochemicals and how they can be optimal for your lifestyle and goals
    • (29:38) Eating nose to tail

      • Stacy was a vegetarian for 7 years and it was based off the idea of not wanting to kill or hurt animals

        • Stacy’s youngest son is now dealing with these questions about being a vegetarian and the family is talking to him about how to respect animals in a different way and participate in the circle of consuming them that is respectful
      • Treating animals with respect has been a passion of Stacy’s since she went Paleo
        • Stacy feels better about consuming animals knowing that she is participating in a healthy circle of life that gives back in the earth rather that takes away from it

 

    • (34:00) Listener Question from Katherine

      • I need more offal recipes! I am eating paleo AIP and my extended family is slaughtering some pigs. I want to use the whole pig, but I don't know how to fix the feet, ears or eyes. And I don't have recipes that I like for the melt, head meat or tail. I find plenty of recipes for liver and eat it regularly. I have also made fried pig rinds, cracklins and of course lard. I love Stacy book Beyond Bacon but want to find more recipes that I can eat as AIP with few reintroductions. I currently have pig feet and ears in my freezer from last season, and we are about to butcher again. No one else wants to fix these parts, but I would end up extra and free offal if I only knew how to prepare it. And I might also convince extended family members to eat it too. I love your show and have been listening weekly for a few years now.

        • It’s ok if you have certain parts that the family doesn’t like
        • Stacy loves to use pig feet for pork broth!
        • Lots a variety in liver and kidneys
          • Make a simple Shepard’s pie and mix in the organ meats!
        • Sarah’s go to ways to prepare things that you don’t want to eat straight
          • Sautéed kidney
          • Pig Feet/Ear broth!! SOOO YUMMY!
            • Pig ears could be cracklings
          • Hocks can go in soup
            • Instant Pot for 45mins and add greens
          • Spleen/Heart meat/Liver, Kidney meat
            • Stew (steak and kidney)

              • Can sub another organ meat and chop up small so you don’t taste it as much
            • Grind up in food processor and add to ground beef or pork
              • Ground hamburger pattys add organ meat chopped up!
            • Heart Meat can be used to dilute liver or kidneys
              • Also good as jerky!!

                • Add orange or teriyaki marinade
              • Kabobs!!
    • (47:52) Different pig parts and how to eat them

      • Different states process meat differently so you may not see them at your farmers market
      • Pig Snout is very collagen rich and is like eating skin
        • Best roasted or fried
      • Jowl (also called head bacon or jowl bacon)
        • Muscle meat like pork belly
        • Roasting is great start
        • Smoking the jowl is DELICIOUS!!!
      • Whole Head
        • Best to take to the butcher or farmer who can help process it for you
        • Head cheese
          • Turns into more meaty texture instead of organ meat texture
      • Brains
        • Scrambled brain and eggs

          • Precook brains (boil) in acidified water (vinegar and salt) and mix with eggs

            • Same texture as eggs so you don’t even know it’s there!
      • Neck Roast
        • Collagen rich part of the pig
        • Can be used in broth/pot roast and it is delicious!
        • Play with the flavors and find what works for you
        • Family won’t even know because it’s muscle meat
      • Tongue
        • Boil or slow roast and treat like carnitas/tacos and kids LOVE IT!
      • Organ Meats
        • Parts you can combine with other things to taste better

          • Spleen
          • Sweetbreads (organ meat from the thymus gland and pancreas)
            • Boiled, cut and deep fried
          • Liver
            • Like eating with granny smith apples when you make like a mousse
            • Gravy!!
              • Subtle texture that can be blended into leftover soups and broths
            • Burgers
              • 2lbs ground beef mixed with 1lb liver

                • Take from frozen, let it thaw for an hour and then box grate
                • 425 degrees for 15 minutes in the oven
            • Alpaca liver is the best Sarah has ever had and would eat it straight out the frying pan!!
        • These foods are extremely nutrient dense and soooo good for you
        • If you have a deficiency in one of your organs eating more liver (or kidney) may help because it has the nutrients your body needs for improved function
          • Stick with it because you may start to feel really good eating these foods and you just might LOVE IT
        • Tripe, Stomach, and food processing organs
          • Chinese preparation is the best for Sarah

            • Ex: Dim Sum
            • If you can buy already prepared that might be the best way to start
    • (78:50) Closing
      • New record for longest episode!!
      • Stacy is having a great time traveling in Europe
        • Stacy’s son is looking forward to trying snail but doesn’t want to know that’s what it is before he has it!
      • Hope this show has inspired you to try something new
      • Doing it for your health, respecting the animals, and the earth!

Resources https://thedomesticman.com/ http://realeverything.com/beyond-bacon/ http://www.buffalogal.com/ https://www.thepaleomom.com/books/paleo-approach-cookbook/                  

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 346: April 5th Sponsored by Just Thrive - Can you have a healthy gut if you don't eat paleo?

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Sarah LOVES to keep track of our episodes by simply adding a “1” to the last episode number! How awesome is that?!?
      • A big thank you to all our listeners last week, thank you for hanging in there with me and being supportive because I know I went a little deep
        • Not sure why sharing personal information gives such a fear of judgement

          • Realizing people’s opinion of you doesn’t matter
          • Are you happy with the choices in your life?
      • Super excited for our upcoming trip when the kids are out of school
        • Been finding some really eco-friendly and sustainable RV’s!
        • Will keep you update to date on all the fun things we are doing while on the road!
        • THE PODCASTS WILL STILL CONTINUE WEEKLY!
      • Excited to move forward with new freedom in the fall
      • We’ve developed a really interesting relationship with our listeners and followers who have been with us for years but at the same time we are regular people who have regular lives
        • Same challenges of rushing from one place to another, trying to find work-life balance
        • It’s unusual for us to still share our vulnerability and window into our real lives and it is scary when the internet can be a hostile place
        • But we love our listeners and readers who come back week after week and make being real a priority
      • Really brave for Stacy to show her vulnerabilities and it helps our readers and listeners become part of our community rather than our “fans” or “tribe”
        • We want to inspire and be inspired by those that are sharing and overcoming in their daily lives
      • Last week was reminder that we still struggle with the idea of being accepted and not judged but worked through it and it’s all good!

 

    • (9:30) Special Show Sponsor Thrive Probiotic

      • Sarah uses and loves Thrive Probiotics!

        • https://thriveprobiotic.com/thepaleoview

          • Special Deal: 15% off with code PALEOVIEW15

            • You can purchase bundles and still use our code!
        • Such a powerful took and doesn’t have to be refrigerated
        • WE LOVE SCIENCE and this product has lots of it
      • Stacy was hesitant to use because it’s not refrigerated after being told it’s not “alive” if not
        • Thrive uses soil-based probiotics and research confirms it can have up to 1,000 times more survival than other probiotics
        • Genuinely feel a difference when take this product…less sugar cravings and only ONE PILL A DAY!!!
      • Sarah’s 12-year-old daughter with hormonal acne takes Thrive Probiotics and it has helped.
        • We can tell the next morning if she forgot to take the probiotic
        • GUT HEALTH MATTERS
      • Thrive has scientific measures and is leading the way with clinical trials validating strains
        • 15 different ongoing trials right now and some have been published!

          • First probiotic shown to reduce leaky gut!

 

    • (14:12) Listener Question from Teressa

      • I've been eating flour, dairy, and sugar my whole life. I now take a probiotic and eat fermented foods when I can but my gut is still not good. I can feel it, smell it and see it in my bowels. They are mushy and not formed (sorry for the tmi!) what can I do to heal my gut? I'm not sure simply adopting the paleo approach will heal me...?

        • We know that digestion/gut health shows when you go to the bathroom. Shout out to Teressa for recognizing that something is a little off
        • Check out Bristol Tool Form Scale in Paleo Principle and The Paleo Approach
          • This is important because while you may think you are healthy you may still have all kinds of nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances
        • Taking a probiotic and eating fermented foods is a great place to start!
          • If you have an overgrowth of bad bacteria from years of not so great food choices, probiotics and fermented food will have a hard time fighting the bad bacteria on its own
        • Important to understand core of the problem and what you are trying to solve
        • Ultimately you have to give your gut bacteria the food it needs to feed healthy bacteria and starve the bad ones
          • Unfortunately, bad bacteria like delicious and refined foods
          • You have to figure out how to still eat the foods you love that doesn’t contribute to upset tummy
        • Teressa YOU GOT THIS!!!
          • Nothing bad can come from these changes of eating more veggies

 

    • (20:24) Sarah Shares Some Science Behind It All

      • 60% of composition of gut bacteria is determined my food we eat

        • Remaining 40% determined by everything else!

          • Sleep
          • Stress Management
          • Activity
          • Probiotic exposure
          • Medications/Vitamin D
          • Toxin/Pesticide exposure
        • Taking a probiotic alone helps but what we eat has a larger impact to correct and balance gut bacteria
      • Autoimmue Protocol is designed for those treating severe chronic autoimmue disease
        • Starts ridged and then becomes flexible because it’s designed to maximize healing

 

    • (23:53) Paleo Community Dogma

      • You don’t need to go to the super ridged models to treat issues like Teressa’s and everybody else eating a Western Diet

        • If you ate a big of rice you didn’t fall off the wagon!
      • We need to stop the rule based way of approaching diet when it comes to healthy habits
        • Do some reading, understand the why and understand the themes

          • Nutrient Density: Eating nutrient dense foods and getting all not needing to supplement because we get them from foods. Seafood is really really important
          • High Vegetable Content: Every science study says the more veggies we eat the better
          • Lifestyle choices: Sleep, activity, stress, etc
      • No scientific study that says everybody needs to be gluten free forever to be healthy
        • This doesn’t mean that gluten is a health promoting food

          • Most are devoid of nutrients, high in bad fats and simple carbs
        • For those that gluten is toxic to you shouldn’t include it
        • Fair amount of society could tolerate some gluten here and there is other aspects of healthy living were dialed in a little better
      • We need to take a step back from the “you’re not paleo if you eat this”
      • If lifelong health is the goal, we need to make our choices sustainable and something we can keep up with
        • Be realistic in goals and keep eye on the prize.

          • Stay dedicated and take baby steps if needed
      • Sometimes you have to take out foods in combination to feel relief
        • Sarah had to take out gluten AND dairy together and got MAGICAL RELIEF!!

 

    • (27:17) Be Successful

      • If lifelong health is the goal, we need to make our choices sustainable and something we can keep up with

        • Be realistic in goals and keep eye on the prize.

          • Stay dedicated and take baby steps if needed
      • Sometimes you must take out foods in combination to feel relief
        • Sarah had to take out gluten AND dairy together and got MAGICAL RELIEF!!
      • Give it time
        • You may have to take out something for 30-90 days until you feel relief because your body has built up such an amount of inflammation. Be patient
      • There’s no harm in giving something up
        • Yes, we smell the goodies in the mall, but we know it’s just not a good choice for your personal health
        • When you feel good who needs the other stuff?!?!
        • These foods are engineered to be addictive
      • Food manufactures have no incentive to make food healthy AND delicious
      • Manufactures are beginning to use healthier ingredients that are satisfying, delicious and not addicting
      • Find a buddy to work with, stay accountable and create a safe space to help you focus on your health
      • Find your WHY
        • Know you are doing this for yourself not anybody else
        • Yes, it may be tough, but YOU CAN DO THIS!

 

    • (39:24) What Teressa (AND YOU) can do to improve Gut Health with the Gut Health Menu

      • Animal form of Vitamin A

        • Red meats, Organ meats (highest source), seafood
      • Vitamin D
        • Get tested, use at home testing kit, and talk to your doctor to determine current levels and see where you are now
        • Retest in 3 months
        • Above 100 is dangerous and below 30 is extremely low
      • Zinc
        • Beneficial for gut barrier and gut microbiome
      • Fiber
        • Main food for gut bacteria

          • Love fruit and vegetable fiber not so much grain
        • 8 or more servings a day is ideal
        • Thousands of different type of fiber
        • Eat from whole foods and not supplements
          • Walnuts and mushrooms are really good for the gut!
      • Fats
        • Body loves Omega 3 (seafood) and high quality Olive Oil

          • Look for high quality olive oil in a dark container
      • Protein
        • FISH FISH FISH…the gut loves fish!!
        • Chicken/Pork
        • Red meat
        • Casein (dairy, cheese) and soy protein are terrible for the gut
        • Pea protein is good for the gut!
      • Phytochemicals
        • Fresh fruits, veggies, herbs
        • Green and black tea
        • Dark chocolate
        • Coffee
          • Can have negative response in some people
      • Honey
      • B Vitamins
      • Probiotic foods
        • Kumbucha, water kefir, sauerkraut, Just Thrive Probiotic
      • 8+ hours of sleep
      • Better stress management
        • Meditating, spending time outside, going for a walk, playing with dog, etc
      • Being active but not overtraining
        • Don’t train to exhaustion and give yourself rest days

 

    • (52:00) In closing

      • Different things can impact gut health and if you have continued issues you should work with a medical professional to help call out specific areas you might need to work on

        • Stacy did it and it was extremely helpful and healing!
      • Huge shout out to our podcast sponsor Just Thrive Probiotics
        • Stable enough to cook with!! You can open the capsule and hide in muffins or smoothie!
        • Make sure you head on over to https://thriveprobiotic.com/thepaleoview and get your 15% off with the code PALEOVIEW15
          • Get a bundle and receive a discount on top of the 15% off
      • Teressa YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!

Resources https://www.thepaleomom.com/5-gut-health-tests-you-can-do-at-home/ https://www.thepaleomom.com/podcast-carb-intolerance/ https://www.thepaleomom.com/tpv-podcast-episode-268-know-gut-health/          

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 345: Stacy's BIG News

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Super excited about the news to share today!
      • Stacy doesn't mind if we jump ahead to this exciting news Sarah is worked up about
    • (2:30) Beauty Counter Anniversary March

      • March 4, 2018 Stacy marched forth in support of Beauty Counter's annual anniversary on Capital Hill in DC to support better personal care products Health Protective Safety Laws for everybody!
      • Got together with different local people and met with local legislators to talk about personal care product safety act that we talked about last year but it died in Committee
    • (3:53) FDA, Claire's, Justice and asbestos

      • FDA recently put out notice that they would like more support after 3rd party testing on some beauty products at Claire's and Justice

        • Results showed that some products contained asbestos, a known carcinogen – marketed to and targeting children!!!
        • FDA statement:The law governing the FDA’s oversight of cosmetic products — have not been updated since it was first enacted in 1938. The current law does not require cosmetics to be reviewed and approved by the FDA prior to being sold to American consumers. There are reasons why the FD&C Act doesn’t require prior approval of cosmetics before marketing… This means that ultimately a cosmetic manufacturer can decide if they’d like to test their product for safety and register it with the FDA. To be clear, there are currently no legal requirements for any cosmetic manufacturer marketing products to American consumers to test their products for safety.Tests confirmed the presence of asbestos in three of the product samples collected from Claire’s and one sample collected from Justice. All suspect Justice products, including the one testing positive for asbestos, were previously recalled from the market in 2017. The FDA issued a Safety Alert today warning consumers to not use three of Claire’s products: Claire’s Eye Shadows – Batch No/Lot No: 08/17; Claire’s Compact Powder – Batch No/Lot No: 07/15; and, Claire’s Contour Palette – Batch No/Lot No: 04/17 because they tested positive for asbestos.The FDA requested that Claire’s recall the products because they should not be used by consumers. Claire’s has refused to comply with the FDA’s request, and the agency does not have authority to mandate a recall. The FDA is therefore warning consumers not to use these products and will continue to communicate our safety concerns about them. Read the full statement from the FDA here.
        • Kudos to Justice for recalling those products when 3rd party results were released!
        • Claire's didn't recall all of their products.
          • FDA warning consumers not to buy makeup from Claire's
        • FDA needs us to take action because they know this is wrong. We need to tell representatives that we in America deserve better. Products are banned in Europe, Canada, and other countries but not in America.
          • The FDA does not have the ability to recall products, they must ask a brand to voluntarily recall items.
          • Children are putting asbestos powder on their faces!
            • Problematic because it's absorbed through the lungs
            • Have you asked your representatives to support the Personal Care Product Safety Act (S.1113) yet? This bill is currently in committees for review – it’s SO IMPORTANT to tell your legislators to support this bill!
              • Text Better Beauty to______________ and it will give you a short form to fill out that will go to your representatives asking them to support the Personal Care Product Safety Act
          • Will be able to enforce recalls if they act does what it's supposed to do!
        • Health and Wellness coincides with Legislation
          • Relationship between corporations and consumers would be adequate to have products be high quality and not potentially carcinogenic.
          • We need to empower the FDA with the ability to test cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products and enforce basic safety requirements!
          • We should not be exposed to these toxins!
      • It should be easy to see that this is a problem that needs to be fixed and it's frustrating that it isn't
      • Recent case where Johnson & Johnson had to pay millions of dollars for knowing that asbestos was in their powder and continuing to sell it
        • Caused Ovarian Cancer because people were using it daily per the instructions
      • FDA wouldn't have known to recall if a MOM hadn't done her own 3rd party testing and then informed the FDA
      • Most consumers have no idea what to check for and are assuming that the government is protecting them even though the law hasn't been updated since 1938. 81 YEARS AGO
    • (14:35) Stacy's transition from Food Blogger to Beauty Blogger

      • After a lifting injury Stacy trained 3hrs a day, 3 times a week and found a new passion.

        • It was a community, it was important, and connected to a different side of the health community that was really special and had not thought of.
        • Learning to love and accept yourself for who you are and still want to make changes and be your best self
      • Stacy had a void after a death in the family and connected to a new community with Safer Skincare and Clean Cosmetics
        • Thinks of this as another arm of this health movement

          • So many things affect our health not just food and lifestyle choices
        • Positive outcome after such a traumatic injury and helped take Stacy out of a dark place
      • Become a part of incredible community with Beauty Counter Family
        • Part of the leadership team that works with 300 women who advocate for safer skincare and cleaner cosmetics including products they sell but also products for those that don't have the means to buy certain products
        • Become more passionate about this business than anticipated!!
          • Amazing community, family, and successful business
      • Wrote 3 cookbooks when she was Paleo but never had the stability to make that a career
    • (19:00) The Big Announcement!!

      • This week was last week for Stacy working at her corporate job!

        • Really big deal and really nervous
      • Thanks to listeners who supported Stacy and Sarah in these endeavors from purchasing cookbooks to shopping Beauty Counter to supporting podcast sponsors
      • Became stretched to the max and had to make a decision to either pull back on a new passion and new family or run with it and see where it will take me
        • This summer focused on outside of corporate America and making this summer the summer of Stacy

          • Will be able to travel because you can travel and do this work!!
          • Taking Penny and the boys all over the country in an RV!!!!
          • Spending time bonding as a family
          • Telling the listeners first and thankful for your support over the year
      • This was not an easy decision, vulnerability in sharing that this thing that started as a hobby and became a passion going to be able to support my family and wondering will it be fulling enough when you leave your corporate job
        • Impressive, brave, and inspirational to watch Stacy go through this journey and make this difficult choice that would have scared most people!
        • Able to focus on better work life balance, better self-care , more family time and things that are important but have been a struggle
      • Sarah and the team wish Stacy the best and by the end of this summer Stacy will know if this choice will work for her and her family!
        • The future may be a hybrid of the two worlds but taking this summer to figure it out
      • Listeners thanks so much for your support. Sarah will be asking about traveling recommendations on social media and will be taking name suggestions on the summer RV and how to be successful on the road when traveling!!
    • (29:15) Upcoming Travel

      • Going to Europe next week for 3 weeks, back at the end of April, then leave on RV in middle of June

        • Excited for what the future holds and the opportunity to do it
      • If the listeners have a bucket list item don't be afraid to go after it, you have to step outside of your comfort zone and follow your passion to make things happen
        • It is nerve-wracking, it is scary but we have to go after them
    • (31:33) What really matters

      • What really matters are the memories we want to create

        • Won't regret spending the summer traveling in an RV with the family

          • Will regret the things not done or sticking with something because it feels like the appropriate professional mature decision to make
      • As nerve-wracking as it may be this is something that has to be done
      • Thanks to Sarah for being a supportive role model and showing Stacy that this could be done
      • We are so excited to watch Stacy's journey over the next few months
        • Excited for more rants and epiphanies that our listeners love!!
      • Water Aerobics and Sleep are priorities!
    • (35:22) In closing

      • Follow the FDA's warning suggesting consumers not use the products that contain asbestos
      • Be thoughtful and mindful in all areas of your life
      • Not bringing cloth napkins on the RV!
      • How can listeners make sure their children aren't exposed to these harmful products
        • Stacy recommends you check out the EWG app.

          • Free app to scan products in house and will tell you the safety level
          • Replace most problematic items first
      • Don't let perfection be the enemy of the good
        • Each change that you make is progress towards living a healthier life
      • Visit RealEverything.com has all information about Beauty Counter, Ebooks, Skincare Consultations, etc.
      • Have a wonderful week and thanks for listening!!!
  • We love your questions and we want to hear from you! There's no end to questions we can answer and topics we can address!
  • Engage on social media! That's how we get feedback!
  • Thank you for listening.

Resources

EWG’s Healthy Living App

Read the full statement from the FDA here. FDA Safety Alert  

The Paleo View Podcast Episode 344 In this week's episode, Stacy and Sarah answer a listener question about how to treat acne naturally, especially in kids going through puberty. What should they be eating? What skincare products are the best? And what nutrients are best for acne? Listen to find out!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 344: Nutrients and Personal Care for Pre-teens and Acne-prone Skin

    • (0:00) Intro

      • After all the crazy schedules and travel, The Paleo View Podcast is back to the norm, doing weekly episodes using an outline and everything!
      • A huge thanks to our amazing episode sponsor, Joovv!
        • Their red light therapy lights are at-home devices that deliver the same amount of energy at the same wavelengths that used to be only available at medi-spas.
        • To learn more about the incredible benefits of red light therapy, check out our past episode
        • Sarah has been using hers for almost 2 years and she notices when she goes without for more than a couple days. Joovv is the perfect combo of science plus an incredible personal experience!
        • Stacy has also had positive results with her Joovv red light!
        • Joovv's red light therapy units are Bluetooth enabled, they work with Alexa, and they're modular!
        • To check them out, head on over to joovv.com/paleoview!
    • (9:00) Listener question

      • Hi Sarah, I wonder if you might have some advice on diet and possible supplements for girls going through puberty? My 11yr old is suddenly experiencing lots of pimples on her face. We stick to a mainly paleo/Keto based diet. No wheat or grains and minimal sugar. I am trying to get her to cleanse her face twice a day - this is a slow process.If you have any health info or products specific to puberty please let me know.
      • Stacy says the best thing you can do for acne is to treat it from the inside. Acne isn't just a puberty problem - it can be a problem all through life.
      • There are different triggers for different people, ranging from different foods to simply not washing.
      • Acne is inflammation so we have to treat it that way.
      • Parents, this can be a lot to take on for a kid so don't let perfect be the enemy of the good.
    • (14:48) Eating for acne-free skin

      • The food that is beneficial for acne is what we talk about the show all the time.
      • Get your nutrients in adequate quantities from food! Eat seafood, organ meats, and a lot of vegetables.
      • Avoid foods that feed bad gut bacteria and compromise gut health.
      • Dial in your vitamin D level (Vitamin D deficiencies can drive a lot of small health problems)
      • Eat plenty of plants for phytochemicals and antioxidants.
      • Because keto doesn't incorporate many plants, it's best to avoid that for acne
      • Root vegetables, like sweet potato, are fantastic for the gut microbiome
      • Every vegetable family feeds a different group of beneficial bacteria. This includes eating both the raw and cooked forms.
      • Probiotic supplements can be very helpful.
      • Acne is caused by normal shifts, which is normal!
        • Hormonal shifts can increase inflammation in the skin
        • They increase oil production in the pores (sebum), which increases the likelihood of pores getting clogged by skin cells
        • This creates the perfect environment for the production of acne-causing bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes
        • Yes, diet and gut health are important, but for most kids it won't be everything. It will likely improve it, but won't make it go away entirely.
    • (29:16) How to treat acne with a skincare routine

      • The conventional treatments are really harsh, chemical treatments which dry out the skin and drive inflammation.
      • General vitamins for skin health:

        • Vitamin A
        • Vitamin C
        • Vitamin D
        • Vitamin E
        • Selenium
        • Zinc
        • DHA &EPA
        • Flavonoids
        • Glycine
        • These are found in foods like seafood, avocadoes, olives, fresh fruits and vegetables, green tea, broth or collagen, and organ meat.
      • Stacy has dealt with skin issues and acne her entire life. Stacy notices when she manages her inflammation it makes a huge difference in her acne.
      • For Stacy's son Cole, using a toner has been very beneficial. A toner is what you use after washing your face because it protects the skin.
      • It's important to determine what type of acne your pre-teen has: oily skin, dry skin, or hormonal acne. If you use a skincare line that's not right for your type of acne it could cause more problems.
      • Stacy's other son, Finn, finds that using a cleansing balm works really well for him. It's a type of moisturizer that you can either wash off or leave on.
      • Stacy uses a product called Dew Skin, which contains zinc, a mineral that helps fight acne.
      • Charcoal-based products can also be very beneficial for acne.
    • (42:40) 4 nutrients that specifically reduce acne

      • Deficiency of these four vitamins (A, D, E, and Zinc) has been linked to acne.
      • Vitamin A

        • Retinoids are the most effective treatment for acne because of their ability to regenerate and heal the skin rapidly so that you quickly have fresh skin.
        • Anything that's animal fat-based (like a tallow balm) will have vitamin A.
        • A great whole food source of Vitamin A is beef liver capsules.
        • Be careful of supplementing with vitamin A because it can cause Vitamin A toxicity and weaken your skin's ability to protect itself.
      • Vitamin D

        • Deficiency is linked with acne. There's no evidence that topical vitamin D is particularly helpful.
        • Topical creams like an animal fat-based balm or a cream with mushroom extract.
        • Get your vitamin D levels tested, supplement appropriately, and then retest.
      • Vitamin E

        • Studies show both topical and supplementation is effective. In all studies, it was used in conjunction with other acne-preventing ingredients.
      • Zinc

        • Studies show addressing zinc deficiency is very important. Zinc is important for gut barrier and microbiome health, immune health, and skin health.
        • Topical zinc can help reduce inflammation in the skin, specifically zinc oxide or non-nano zinc.
      • Stacy says to encourage your teen to do something. The approach she takes is asking "would you like help with that?"
      • Stacy specializes in safer skincare so if you would like help determining your skin type and finding the best products, get in touch with her! She'd be happy to help you out.
      • There are also a lot of studies that show red light therapy is very effective at treating the root of acne.
        • It helps normalize sebum production, improve the cellular health of the skin, and reduces inflammation in the skin.
        • The studies that show the greatest effects use the same wavelengths and energy deposition as Joovv.
        • Sarah used to gets a couple zits at the same time every month, but since using her Joovv regularly, she now only gets a few a year (mainly when stressed or eating sugar).
          • It can be challenging to get your kid to stand still in front of red light for 10-20 minutes, but it's so worth it!
  • Get your questions in! We want to hear from you! And there's no end to questions we can answer and topics we can address!
  • Engage on social media! That's how we get feedback!
  • Thank you for listening.

Resources TPV Podcast, Episode 140: The Danger of Ketogenic Diets TPV Podcast, Episode 326: The Olive Oil-cast! TPV Podcast, Episode 328: The Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Tea TPV Podcast, Episode 302: Is Blue Light Harmful and What Should I Do?

the paleo view podcast episode 343 nta check in show  

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 343: Nutritional Therapy Association Conference Check-In Show

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Stacy is wet (because she just did water aerobics) and Sarah can't stop laughing. Stacy just lathered herself in Vitamin C cream (hopefully to combat the effects of pool water chlorine) and she's wondering if that's actually effective.

        • Sarah isn't sure! And she's more than happy to admit that she doesn't know the answer!
        • Stacy is making a list of topics like this for future podcast episodes
    • (4:57) Sarah dishes on her keynote (and more!) at the NTA Conference

      • This is Sarah's third presentation at an NTA (Nutritional Therapy Association) conference, but this was by far the biggest audience with 800 or so attendees
      • These conferences are for NTPs (Nutritional Therapy Practitioners) and NTCs (Nutritional Therapy Consultants) who have graduated from the NTA program and have a solid foundation in nutrition and health.
      • Sarah's keynote was on the gut microbiome and she had a blast sharing it with practitioners because she totally got to nerd out!
      • When Sarah references a year, take it with a grain of salt because she's not great with time
      • One thing that stood out this year was the number of exhibitors. Sarah loves seeing her favorite brands, but also discovering new brands and meeting their owners so she can bring you more awesome products that will benefit you!
      • Stacy often gets asked if she recommends attending wellness conferences like this. She says there are a couple of things to consider:
        • Is it the right conference for you? For example, if you're not an NTP, NTC, or health practitioner, there might be a better fit for you than the NTA conference
        • What do you want to get out of the conference experience? Education? Business connections?
      • Unfortunately, Sarah's NTA keynote will not be available online, however, she will do a similar presentation at this year's PaleoFX!
    • (23:27) The NTA Panel on Sunday

      • This panel was moderated by Mickey Trescott (on the podcast two weeks ago) and featured Angie Alt, Dr. Rob Abbott, Dr. Gauree Konijeti, and Sarah.

        • These two clinicians have really led the research on using the Autoimmune Protocols to treat Autoimmune disease.
      • The panel discussed scientific evidence, how we approach therapies that are supported by science vs disproven by science.
      • Sarah enjoyed talking about the need to stay rooted in scientific evidence in order to effectively educate people. When we start to let pseudo-science creep in, we undermine the validity of the much more important messaging we're doing.
      • However, it's important to acknowledge that we don't know everything and there are a lot of unanswered questions. When we're faced with evidence that disproves theories, we need to be open to that evidence.
      • We need to be cautious of our tribalism and not dismissing things because they don't agree with our beliefs.
      • 8 people told Sarah it was the best NTA panel they'd ever seen!
      • Sarah wants to give a shout out to Mickey and Angie for a very well thought out panel!
        • There were great discussions about how functional medicine and nutritional therapy interface.
    • (36:05) Check out Sarah's special issue of Paleo Magazine, The Autoimmune Protocol Guide!

      • The only way to get this special issue is to buy it in stores like Whole Foods, Barnes & Nobles, or other local health food stores (this issue is not included as part of your Paleo Mag subscription).
      • Here the magazine-finder Sarah mentioned: http://magfinder.magnetdata.net
      • This issue includes everything you need to know to get started on the Autoimmune Protocol in one place!
      • Only available while supplies last so don't wait to get your copy!
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The Paleo View Episode 342 travel, school lunches, and portable snacks In this episode, Sarah and Stacy are answering not one, but two listener questions, tackling healthy travel, school lunches, and portable snacks. They're sharing their tried and true tips for how to keep their families feeling good while traveling internationally, the paleo-friendly snacks they pack in their kids lunches, and you'll learn if European bread really is safe!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 342: Travel, School Lunches, and Portable Snacks

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Sarah is headed to the Nutritional Therapy Association annual conference where she will be a keynote speaker, so they're recording this episode a little earlier than usual.
      • This week we're talking about something Sarah and Stacy have been doing a lot of recently: staying AIP while traveling.
      • A big shout out to this week's episode sponsor and Stacy's favorite food, Chomps!
        • Both Stacy and her boys love them! In fact, Stacy's boys did a quick PSA for Chomps!
        • Chomps is a 100% clean, on the go meat stick that has 9-10g of protein per stick and real food ingredients.
        • Amazing news: Chomps is launching two AIP-friendly flavors in March: Italian Style Beef and Sea Salt Beef!
          • Sarah was involved with the creation of these flavors so you can be sure they're 100% AIP-approved.
        • If you're not ordering them by the case (like Stacy), you can pick them up at Trader Joe's!
        • Go to Chomps.com/PaleoView and use code THEPALEOVIEW for 20% off and free shipping!
    • (8:36) Two listener questions

      • Hannah says:"My family and I are planning our first international trip since the boys were born. We are planning a trip to Europe (Lisbon, Portugal specifically) and would love your advice on a paleo approach to international travel. What are your recommendations on sleep schedules, exercise, and eating (of course!) while traveling internationally. I have heard that grains in Europe (including wheat) are not modified in the same way they are in the U.S., and am wondering if we could break our paleo "template" to try some local specialties, without risking a health crisis. I love your show and faithfully listen every week while shuttling the boys to various commitments. I think I will be officially starstruck if my question makes it on your show."
      • Susan says:"Hi ladies! We’re pretty new to Paleo and I’ve found your podcast to be an awesome resource. I’m sorry if you’ve covered this topic before. My son is currently in a half-day preschool, so he eats lunch at home. But, he’ll be starting kindergarten in the fall. I know that there won’t be much he can eat at the school cafeteria so I’m wondering what to pack for his lunches and classroom snacks so that he doesn’t feel different from the other kids."
    • (10:33) Portable healthy foods

      • For Stacy, it's protein first. Protein is very satiating and it's something that will sustain her and her kids in a healthy way.

        • Portable protein like Chomps is something her family always carries.
        • When traveling, Stacy plans on two meals a day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner.
        • In addition to protein snacks, Stacy also packs convenient snacks like Larabars. She looks for snacks that are lightweight, non-bulky.
        • She tries to stay in an Airbnb or somewhere that has a kitchen so they have to option to cook meals.
      • Sarah agrees. She keeps Chomps in her purse or when traveling, in her suitcase, so she has a protein snack handy.
        • Fruits and nuts, are easy to find when you're out and about.
        • Pre-packaged snacks are better for international travel.
        • For school lunches, Sarah always starts with a protein and builds the lunch from there.
    • (20:58) Kid-friendly healthy school snacks and lunches

      • If you have a kid who's having a tough time transitioning and is worried about what other kids will think about their food, there are "real food" packaged foods you can use to transition them.

        • Start by swapping out the packaged foods for healthy packaged foods then slowly start to swap out one healthy packaged food at a time for real foods.
      • Stacy's boys really enjoy Chomps, Larabars (not safe for nut-free classrooms), and fruit snacks.
        • Read the ingredients, avoid added sugar.
      • Sarah and her kids love Veggie Go's fruit/veggie strips.
      • You can find these healthy snacks at ShopAIP.com, OneStopPaleoShop.com, and BarefootProvisions.com
      • Empower your kids by letting them choose the snacks they want! Give them a $20 budget, pull up one of those online shops, and let them choose the healthy snacks.
      • Sarah focuses on protein snacks for her kids. They noticed that Larabars on their own was too much sugar so these days, she'll pack a Chomps with sliced apple.
      • Hard apples like Fuji apples or grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries keep really well in a lunchbox.
      • Communication is key! Communicate with your kids and be willing to troubleshoot and adapt.
    • (31:25) Scheduling wellness into your travel

      • Stacy has a big cruise coming up, but she's been strategic about it. She tries to do direct flights (versus layovers) to avoid extra security checkpoints and added stress.

        • Unfortunately, it is a red eye, but she's bringing melatonin to help everyone sleep.
      • When flying internationally, meals are often included and these days you can choose allergen-friendly meals. If you don't have the option to choose, call the airline after booking to ask for a gluten-free meal.
      • Sarah says bring entertainment (books, colored pencils, devices, etc) and anything that will help you or your kids sleep.
      • Do your best to anticipate problems and plan for it. This doesn't always work so just do your best!
    • (43:34) Eating wheat in Europe

      • Some people do really well with European bread.
      • Europeans use an older variety of grain that hasn't been modified as much.
      • It contains about the same amount of gluten, but the difference is in the trypsin amylase inhibitors. Our modern varieties of wheat have about 100x more than the heirloom varieties in Europe.
      • Sourdough has been fermented longer which makes it a better option.
      • This is a very individual choice. If you do get sick that's going to put a damper on your trip.
      • When traveling, your body is less stressed which means you'll be digesting food better!
      • Europeans are very accommodating of gluten-free diets.
      • Stock up on allergen cards in every language so you can clearly articulate your needs.
  • Thanks again to our episode sponsor, Chomps! Stock up at Chomps.com/PaleoView and use code THEPALEOVIEW for 20% off and free shipping!
  • Get your questions in! We want to hear from you! And there's no end to questions we can answer and topics we can address!
  • Engage on social media! That's how we get feedback!
  • Thank you for listening.

Resources

Paleo To Go Ebook Travel Ideas: Paleo snacks and fun car games!

The Paleo View Podcast Episode 341 Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Wellness

In this episode, Sarah and Stacy welcome special guest, Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Wellness, for a conversation about how far the Autoimmune Protocol has come, the new AIP-specific clinical trials, and where the movement is today.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 341: Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Wellness

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Please welcome special guest, Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Wellness!
      • Mickey has a new book coming out titled The Nutrient Dense Kitchen.
        • With the explosion of the Autoimmune community in the past couple years, Mickey has noticed there's been a loss of focus on nutrient density. Mickey wrote this book to be approachable with a lot of nutrient dense recipes so you don't have to be afraid of food. You can change your health by what you put on your plate!
        • Sarah is super excited about Mickey's new cookbook! It's gorgeous and she and her children are already bookmarking recipes they want to try.
    • (5:11) AIP Then

      • Mickey and Sarah were two of the first handful of people to do the autoimmune diet. Sarah first gave it a try in 2011, just 4 months after discovering the Paleo Diet.
      • Mickey first found the Autoimmune Diet after seeing Dr. Terry Wahls' TEDx presentation on how she manages MS with diet and lifestyle.
      • At that time there were just a few mentions of the autoimmune protocol - one page in Robb Wolf's book The Paleo Solution and half a page in Loren Cordain's The Paleo Diet. Funny thing is, the food recommendations on each of these lists didn't even match up, it was such a new idea.
      • Stacy remembers back in the day people didn't even know what nightshades are!
    • (15:15) AIP Clinical Trials

      • There are now clinical trials which are beginning to bring medical awareness to the autoimmune protocol.
      • Mickey and her partner at Autoimmune Wellness, Angie Alt, are working with researchers on AIP clinical trials.
      • Mickey, Angie, and Sarah have co-created and co-teach the AIP Certified Coach Practitioner Training Program, an advanced training for practitioners across the spectrum of both natural and conventional healthcare.
      • Up til now, evidence that AIP works has just been anecdotal.
      • The study Mickey and Angie are involved with showed a 73% improvement in remission in just 6 weeks!
        • It was an 11 week study.
        • The first 6 weeks, patients did Angie's SAD to AIP in 6 program (which transitions people into the AIP diet). Then they stayed on the AIP diet for the next 5 weeks.
        • They were given copies of The Paleo Approach and The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook as their two main resources.
        • 73% of patients were in full clinical remission by the time they finished transitioning to the autoimmune protocol in week 6 and maintained it.
        • Mickey says the most powerful takeaway was that these people were not newly diagnosed. They'd been living with an autoimmune disease for an average of 19 years and many of them had failed biologic treatment.
        • The 27% of people who didn't achieve remission still had quantifiable improvement, but didn't achieve remission.
      • More studies on quality of life and gut microbiome health are coming.
      • They've also partnered with Dr. Rob Abbott for a study on Hashimoto's. They crowd-funded this study thanks to the AIP community!
      • AIP has always been more than a fad diet because it's based on science and logic.
    • (23:50) AIP today

      • This movement has grown thanks to the people who've done it!
      • There are over 100 AIP bloggers today.
      • Thousands have told their doctors about their results on AIP. It has a powerful snowball effect!
      • Sarah guesses there are at least a million people out there who have a connection to AIP.
      • It's thanks to everyone who has done AIP that there are now more options on the grocery and in restaurants.
      • One of the most special things about AIP is the community - and they're all over the world! Get online and find an AIP group today!
      • Pick up a copy of Mickey's new AIP-friendly book, The Nutrient Dense Kitchen, online or in stores today!
      • Sarah says a big thank you to Mickey and Angie for all their incredible work in the AIP community.
      • Connect with Mickey at www.autoimmunewellness.com!
  • Get your questions in! We want to hear from you! And there's no end to questions we can answer and topics we can address!
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the paleo view podcast episode 340 the paleo mom workshop In this episode, Sarah shares her incredible experience at the first ever Paleo Mom Workshop! She shares her highlights,

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 340: The Paleo Mom Workshop

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Sarah still has a voice after her epic Workshop and Retreat at 1440 Multiversity!

        • Sarah says it was an incredible experience. The location, 1440 Multiversity, was amazing. They were steps from a redwood forest! The food was incredible - tons of vegetables, delicious coffee, plenty to eat. The presentation stage was gorgeous.
        • Good news! Sarah will be doing another retreat next year so if you missed out, stay tuned for more on that.
        • Participants were able to take advantage of free classes like yoga and tai chi between Sarah's lectures.
        • And Sarah says the people were the best part. It's so special to connect with her community and see them connecting with each other.
        • Attendees had 3 major highlights:
          • 1. The new info Sarah presented (a lot of which isn't even on her blog)
          • 2. Being able to go somewhere and eat 100% AIP food
          • 3. The community and connections that were made
        • Sarah can sum it up in one word: "Profound"
    • (14:50) Sarah's top 3 picks for information nuggets

      • If you wished you were there, Sarah had a film crew record all the sessions which means a virtual version of the workshop will be available for purchase on her website! Keep an eye out for that in the next couple weeks.
      • 1. Sarah did a deep dive into gut microbiome health. Most of this info hasn't been shared anywhere yet. The one that got the cheers was dark chocolate! The polyphenols in cacao support the growth of good bacteria and inhibit the bad.
      • 2. Sarah did a presentation on healthy weight loss and maintenance. Here are the major takeaways:
        • Eat at a modest caloric deficit
        • Get 30% of calories from protein, 30-40% carbs, and 30-40% healthy fats
        • Lots of vegetables and fiber
        • Lots of sleep
        • Hydration
        • Dial in Vitamin D status
        • Exercise - even just get a getting a walk is one of the best appetite regulators
        • Distracted eating: if you eat while in front of a screen, you'll eat more and you'll eat more later in the day. Family meals or eating socially don't qualify as distracted eating.
      • 3. The overall arch of the presentations:
        • History of nutrition science
        • Impact of scientific studies and how to understand them
        • Foundations of health (diet and lifestyle)
        • Modifying the foundations for different chronic diseases
        • Microbiome
        • Healthy weight loss
        • The problem with fad diets and how to troubleshoot
        • How our health choices translate to the environment and global sustainability
    • (25:20) Wrap up

      • Stacy reunited with her local paleo community this weekend!
      • Russ Crandall, from The Domestic Man, has a new book coming out which Stacy is very excited for! Keep an eye out for that!
      • Regarding chocolate, the benefits are in the cacao so the higher the chocolate percentage the better.
      • Get your questions in! We want to hear from you! And there's no end to questions we can answer and topics we can address!
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the paleo view podcast episode 339 healthiest houseplants that detoxify and purify air In this episode, Stacy and Sarah share why you need houseplants, the health-harming toxins they protect against, the best houseplants for air purification and detoxification (especially if you have pets and a black thumb), and tips for keeping them alive.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 339: Healthiest Houseplants that Detoxify and Purify Our Air

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Stacy prepared a record number of notes for today's podcast topic - 24 pages!
      • Sarah is putting the finishing touches on the slides for her event this weekend, ThePaleoMom Workshop and Retreat at 1440 Multiversity!
      • Today's topic: houseplants!
      • FYI, "houseplants" is one word! That's something Stacy learned preparing for this show.
      • Houseplants can act as air purification systems in your home. However, they can be toxic to pets.
      • Stacy
      • A special thanks to this episode's sponsor, Joovv!
        • Joov makes amazing red and near infrared light therapy devices! It's a great tool for detoxifying the body.
        • Red light therapy is great for autoimmune disease, pain management, depression, improved energy, reduced pain, improved skin, and enhanced weight loss.
        • Sarah loves her Joovv red light therapy products! She's been using them for 2 years. She has a Legacy, a Quad, and the brand new JoovvGo.
        • The new JoovvGo is an on-the-go, battery-operated, hand-held red light therapy device perfect for travel and spot treating.
        • Check out their amazing collection of products, along with the new and very affordable JoovvGo, at https://joovv.com/paleoview.
    • (14:20) What's in our air that plants could help purify?

      • In 1989, NASA did a study to figure out how to purify the air for astronauts in space. They screened for the toxins, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.

        • Since then there have been a number of other studies identifying other air toxins including xyelene and ammonia.
      • Benzene

        • is a toxic, volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbon which is a byproduct of coal.
        • It's an industrial solvent found in most things to do with furniture: paints, varnishes, lacquer thinners.
        • Benzene causes central nervous system damage, bone marrow damage, and is carcinogenic.
      • Stacy notes that there are companies out there who do not use these chemicals. One that Stacy found is Pottery Barn (not an endorsement).
      • Formaldehyde

        • Environmentally, it can be found in the atmosphere, fire smoke, and cigarette smoke (to name a few).
        • Really dangerous when ingested. Vapor can be toxic. Can be managed in small loads.
      • Trichloroethylene

        • A synthetic, volatile, light-sensitive, colorless, liquid that is miscible with organic solvents.
        • Associated with metal because it can be used as a degreaser.
        • In the process of combustion, it can produce irritants and toxic gases, which can lead to liver cancer, kidney cancer, and lymphoma.
        • Considered a human carcinogen.
    • (21:42) Why are plants good detoxifiers and which are best?

      • Photosynthesis! They take in the air for photosynthesis to use carbon dioxide. They trap the toxic chemicals and filter them through their root process.
      • It's largely leafy plants (that don't have a lot of flowers) with a strong root system that are the best purifiers.
      • Stacy and her family started with a Money Tree because it was strong, sturdy, has a good root system, and is hard to kill (Stacy doesn't exactly have a green thumb). Every couple of months they add a new plant.
      • These leafy plants alleviate "sick building" syndrome.
      • Sarah notes that in addition to purifying air, plants also have a calming effect. Check out their podcast episode TPV Podcast, Episode 267: The Benefits of Nature for more on that!
      • Ivy plants make great office plants because they're air purifiers, but they're toxic to pets if eaten.
      • Snake plants are also great air purifiers. They, too, are toxic to pets. Stacy has come up with a workaround to this by putting it on a pedestal in her home, out of reach from pets.
      • What happens to the toxins plants take in? Plants, like us, have microbiomes. The soil also has a microbiome. Bacteria are amazing detoxifiers, so they metabolize the toxic compounds into harmless compounds.
      • In the 1989 NASA study discovered that houseplants made a significant difference in removing VOCs from the air. They tested a number of different factors like leaves, flowers, roots, and that's how they determined the plants with root systems are the best for purification.
      • Sarah notes that in this study, some of these plants could remove up to 90% of benzene in the air in 24 hours. That's incredibly efficient!
        • English Ivy is one such plants that remove up to 90% but beware as it is toxic when ingested.
        • This database on the ASPCA identifies plants that are toxic to pets.
    • (39:55) Purifying houseplants good for pets and a black thumb

      • Stacy has created a list of houseplants that are hard to kill, good for pets, purify, are non-toxic, are more hearty, and do not require full sun.
      • Areca Palm
        • Shown to purify against formaldehyde, xylene and toluene
        • Requires partial shade
        • non-toxic
      • Spider Plant
        • Shown to purify against formaldehyde, xylene and toluene
        • Requires partial to full shade
        • non-toxic
      • Flamingo Lily
        • Shown to purify against formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene and toluene
        • Requires full sun to partial shade
        • Toxic to cats
      • Peace Lily / Aspidistra
        • Shown to purify against benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, ammonia, xylene and toluene
        • Requires partial to dappled shade
        • Toxic to cats
      • Variegated Snake Plant
        • Shown to purify against benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene
        • Requires partial to full shade
        • Toxic to cats and dogs
      • Aloe Vera
        • Shown to purify against benzene and formaldehyde
        • Requires full sun to partial shade
        • Healing properties
        • Toxic to cats and dogs
      • Banana Tree
        • Shown to purify against formaldehyde
        • Requires full sun to partial shade
        • Non-toxic
      • Pachina Money Tree (Scindapsus aureus)
        • Shown to purify against benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene
        • Requires partial to full shade
        • Non-toxic
      • Cactus
        • No known purification benefits, but it has a good root system
        • Requires partial to dappled shade
        • Non-toxic
        • Really hard to kill
      • Plants make great gifts!
      • Stacy chooses to include the Snake Plant, ZZ, and Aloe in her home, despite their toxicity for animals, because of their health benefits. All are out of reach of pets and do not "shed" leaves, making them less of a risk for her home - but be mindful about placement for these 3 plants if you have pets.
      • Tips for keeping your plants alive
        • Get plants that have the same watering needs
        • Get plants that do well with having both wet and dry soil
        • Use a plant watering bulb
        • Set a reminder to water the plants
        • Pay attention to sunlight needs and put them in the appropriate place
        • Don't buy plants that are half dead
      • If your plant dies, you're not a failure! The soil is still purifying the air!
  • Get your questions in! We want to hear from you! And there's no end to questions we can answer and topics we can address!
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Resources

TPV Podcast, Episode 267: The Benefits of Nature Plant Watering Bulb  

the paleo view podcast episode 338 integrative functional or naturopathic

In this episode, Sarah and Stacy are clearing the confusion surrounding a common question: what's the difference between integrative, functional, and naturopathic medicine? They're breaking down what makes each of these areas of medicine unique as well as giving their recommendations for how to find the best doctor for you.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 338: Integrative, Functional or Naturopathic?

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Last week's episode TPV Podcast, Episode 337: What’s the Deal With Celery Juice? is going viral! If you missed it, be sure to check it out!
      • Stacy is recovering from an allergic reaction to accidental gluten consumption. Despite checking with the server to confirm the cracker was gluten-free, it turned out the cracker was not, so Stacy has been suffering through 3 days of achy joints and inflammation.
      • Stacy is preparing for her upcoming event, ThePaleoMom Workshop and Retreat at 1440 Multiversity!
        • It runs February 15 - 17 (over President's Day weekend)
        • Chef-cooked AIP menu with bone broth at every meal (with other options for spouses or plus ones)
        • Sarah will be giving 14.5 hours of seminar over 3 days
        • Free meditation, yoga, qi gong, tai chi classes
        • This retreat is for both newbies and experienced AIP'ers alike
    • (8:30) Listener email from Jessica

      • "Hi Stacy!I am binge listening to yours and Sarah‘s podcast, which I know, you’re sorry, ha ha, and I’m at the episode where you introduce RealEverything.com, and you just gave your email address out, and so that prompted me to just send you an email, which is a long time coming. I just want to say thank you so much for the podcast! It has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve been on and off Paleo for probably about like eight years now, but as I start to learn more of the science, I just find that I am making better decisions and really allowing this to be a lifestyle and not just something I half heartedly do some of the time. I know Sarah would be really happy to hear that :-) Anyway, I could say so much but I really just wanted to say thank you and to let you know that what you guys do really does make a huge difference in peoples lives and in their health, and therefore in living a longer and more for filling life, and so I can’t thank you enough. Literally, in all my spare time I’m listening to the podcast because I just want to absorb as much information as possible and you guys are so thoroughly entertaining that I can think of no better way to spend my free time :-) I wish you and your family the best of luck in everything you do! Jessica"
      • Stacy and Sarah are touched by the kind words! Thank you, Jessica!
      • Stacy says it's easy to get caught up in any negative feedback about the podcast (or so many other things!) so it's really heartwarming to receive listener feedback like this.
      • It's a great reminder to be positive on the internet and in communications, not just negative. Do your best to be a good person!
    • (16:05) Today's topic: the difference between integrative, functional, and naturopathic medicine?

      • Megan asks: "What is the difference between Integrative medicine, Functional Medicine, and Naturopathic medicine? And this is somewhat rhetorical, but why are none of them covered by conventional medical insurance? I am researching alternative medical providers in my area and since none are covered by insurance, I would like to get as much bang for the buck as possible. Any clarification would be appreciated.Also In my search for alternative care, I found several providers offering a "Zyto Advanced Scan" using zyto technology. To put it in a term I have heard Stacy use - is this woo woo?"
      • Side note... go watch James Corden's updated version of Alanis Morissette's "Isn't it Ironic?".
      • Stacy says there is a type of insurance called the Flex Plan which allows you to put money toward certain medical products and services.
      • Sarah notes there's a new health insurance called Knew Health whose mission is to make alternative medicine something that is covered.
    • (21:52) Integrative Medicine

      • This refers to an additional certification through the American Board of Physician Specialities.
      • Integrative medicine is a more holistic approach to medicine.
        • Affirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient
        • Focuses on the whole person
        • Includes diet and lifestyle
        • Emphasizes not just healing, but well-being
        • Additional practices integrated into a doctor's medical practice have high-quality scientific evidence of safety and efficacy
        • Might include alternative therapies like acupuncture, yoga, and massage
      • Integrative medical specifical are MDs who have taken an additional certification.
      • The term is starting to be misused by health care providers so do your research.
      • Look for an "Integrative Medicine Specialist" or "Integrative Medicine Doctor." Make sure they have an MD at the end of their name.
    • (25:45) Functional Medicine

      • Functional medicine is an additional training but is not limited to just medical doctors. Chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, physical therapists, nutritionists, acupuncturists, etc, can all take this additional certification.

        • They can apply functional medicine practices within their scope of practice.
      • Functional medicine itself is very similar to integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is treating the whole person whereas functional medicine is treating the root cause.
        • Functional medicine looks at the different biological systems in the body to identify what the underlying cause is.
        • Instead of giving you a drug to mask symptoms, a functional medicine doctor wants to figure out what's causing this in the first place.
      • A functional medicine practitioner can be an MD but doesn't have to be.
      • Some things are covered by insurance (blood work, for example) but others, like appointments, are not. This model is common with both functional and integrative models.
    • (30:32) Naturopathic doctors

      • Conventionally trained doctors or allopathic doctors go to medical school, then do an internship and residency to specialize.

        • Naturopathic doctors, on the other hand, do a similar training but in a different program. This program has a different philosophy that's centered on using the power of nature in supporting the body's inherent ability to heal.
      • A naturopathic is more limited in the types of drugs they can prescribe.
      • They can order the same tests but may do other tests.
      • They will likely do a wide range of alternative therapies, even the ones that aren't strongly backed by science.
    • (34:31) The Zyto Advanced Scan

      • Sarah and Stacy are calling this one a little "woo woo."
      • The idea is that it measures the electrical resistance in your skin to different stimuli. The computer can interpret the stimuli to determine what medications and supplements are good for you.
      • This machine is marketed to alternative health providers who can plug in the specific products they can carry, which will then be recommended to the customer.
      • There is no scientific evidence to back this machine.
    • (38:40) The Bottom Line

      • Sarah says there are advantages to seeing an MD because they can prescribe pharmaceuticals in addition to supplements and botanicals.
      • If you want to go the naturopathic route, look for naturopathic doctors with functional medicine training.
      • Go to an initial consult and ask your practitioner questions:
        • What's your philosophy? (are they talking about "root cause" or "whole person")
        • Do they have experience treating your condition?
        • How much do they charge?
        • Is any part of what you do covered by insurance?
        • Can you get tests ordered by your regular doctor so you can save money?
        • What are your first line treatments? Do you tackle diet and lifestyle first or herbals and botanicals first?
        • Do they do other alternative therapies?
        • What types of laboratory studies do you use?
          • Ideally, they're doing saliva, stools, and urine tests. Muscle tests don't have much scientific validity.
        • Do you have a good repour with this doctor?
      • Stacy says to trust your gut. You are paying for a service the same way you're paying for a service in any other capacity. Just because someone has a recommendation, it doesn't mean it's the right recommendation for you.
      • A good health care provider will:
        • engage in your conversation
        • be interested in the research you've done before your appointment
        • appreciate you having an open mind and deferring to them as the expert, but will have a conversation with you
        • make you feel like you're respected
        • give you personalized care
      • Stacy asks Sarah to clarify what a nurse practitioner is.
        • Sarah says a nurse practitioner is a step in between being a registered nurse and a family physician.
        • They can do some diagnostics and prescriptions.
        • It's common to have NPs in practices doing the simpler cases.
        • They go through a rigorous training program.
        • Stacy notes that NPs seem to have more practical experience and can provide better guidance on lifestyle choices.
      • Whichever way you go, it’s that relationship that actually is the thing that makes the biggest difference.
      • Stacy encourages listeners to look for local holistic health groups for practitioner recommendations.
      • Sarah is happy to give you her recommendation for a functional medicine doctor if you live in the Atlanta area. Please message her on Instagram and she will share that information.
      • Please do not ask Stacy for a recommendation.
  • Get your questions in! We want to hear from you! And there's no end to questions we can answer and topics we can address!
  • Engage on social media! That's how we get feedback!
  • Thank you for listening.

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