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Ep. 240: Dr. Terry Wahls Part 2

The Paleo View TPV 240 Terry Wahls Pt 2

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

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

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Stacy is going to put videos on YouTube! Stay tuned to her Facebook page for details!
    • Sarah is filming a special project with the women of Autoimmune Paleo!
    • A press release from the American Heart Association conference: Low Gluten Diets May Be Associated with Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    • List is a press release on not yet published study.
    • Lowest gluten had 13% increase of Type 2 Diabetes.
    • There was no gluten free groups and these people weren't pursuing a low gluten diet.
    • Corrected for fiber intake, but no other risk factors
    • This finding contradicts all other studies comparing gluten-free diets and Type 2 Diabetes.
    • In fact recent study came out with mice that found gluten-free diets could be therapeutic for Type 2.
    • No statistically higher risk of Type 2 for celiac disease patients as well
  • Dr. Terry Wahls is out guest (12:43)
    • It's a special show today! We have Dr. Terry Wahls on! She's a real deal real foods hero who maintains her Multiple Sclerosis with a whole foods diet!
    • She is the author of The Wahls Protocol and the upcoming The Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life
    • Dr Wahls hasn't seen the press release, but seems like something from the trend of trying to debunk gluten free as a fad diet.
    • While it's true that some gluten free people replace gluten foods with more expensive non-gluten grains, it is certainly not a nutrient deficient diet to replace gluten with vegetables like Dr. Wahls recommends
    • Many study authors seem to be trying to design studies to debunk gluten free and their methods are flawed. Reading a press release or an abstract makes it difficult to figure out whether the study is valid.
    • Stacy always ask what nutrients are you missing out on that you can't get from things that are not grains?
    • They took 4 studies that correlated a large number of chronic health issues and tracked self reported food frequency. They split the groups into high gluten, medium gluten and low gluten and found the 13% lower risk in the high gluten group
    • If you are sensitive then a low amount of gluten could maintain high inflammation
    • They didn't report any other health condition correlation. Could this mean there is none?
    • There are studies out there that find that paleo diets could be good for diabetes. So why take this one study as definitive?
    • Dr. Wahl's new book is The Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life
    • She found that people who wanted to do her protocol were have trouble learning how to shift to cooking this way.
    • The book is full of resources, techniques and tips and recipes.
    • It's also designed around templates and techniques on how to adapt the templates to their own preferences.
    • If you want more from Dr. Wahls, check out her website and her books, The Wahls Protocol and the upcoming The Wahls Protocol: Cooking for Life
    • And if you want to participate in her study and have MS, check out her site here.
    • See Terry Wahls at her seminar in Cedar Rapids as well!
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Ep. 239: Dr. Terry Wahls Part 1

The Paleo View TPV 239 Terry Wahls Pt 1

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah invite on Dr. Terry Wahls to discuss her research on multiple sclerosis improvements with a whole foods diet.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 239: Dr. Terry Wahls Part 1

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
  • Dr. Terry Wahls is out guest (6:00)
    • Terry recently was at the Nutritional Therapy Association conference in Vancouver
    • Terry is not only advocating for a diet and lifestyle change, but is actually doing clinical trials to test it.
    • In fact, if you have MS, you can join one of her studies.
    • These kinds of studies are difficult to do, particularly because changing someone's diet isn't easy to double blind; you know if you're eating broccoli. Placebo effect is certain to be an issue.
    • In the next Journal of the American College of Nutrition will be a study she ran using her original protocol and its effect on anxiety, depression and cognitive function and found significant improvement in 21 patients
    • A previous study was published that actually featured a control group, though that control group kept doing the Wahls Protocol on their own. People on the diet reduced their fatigue symptoms and improved motor function over the control group.
    • MS is a progressive autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks myelin, the insulating covers of nerve cells, and causes deterioration of nervous and brain function over time.
    • Relapse and remitting MS has an up and down effect where sometimes you have long periods of time where the disease doesn't worsen, followed by periods of acute periods. But over time the symptoms will slowly worsen whether you are in remission or not.
    • Because over a short duration study, Dr. Wahls didn't expect a significant improvement in motor function, so this was a surprise.
    • Dr. Wahls is going to try to follow up with he study group after some amount of time to see if there was continued improvement.
    • Sarah doesn't quite understand why people say paleo is hard because the motivation for her to continue is because of how amazing she was feeling.
    • At the beginning of her study, Dr. Wahls study group were eating 1.5 servings of veggies per day 5 servings of grains, dairy and eggs per day. After a year, they were up to 8 servings of veggies and were mostly avoiding the no foods. Clearly these patients were seeing the results to be so compliant to the protocol!
    • Only a few people went off the diet, one got Leukemia, another got divorced and couldn't follow.
    • Sarah is very aware of how sensitive bodies are to foods and how obvious the changes can be. The commitment is still very much required.
    • Having a "treat" after years on the protocol often leads to a relapse, and a typical doctor response is "see diet doesn't work!"
    • Dr. Wahls says that the protocol is a great treatment, but relapsing on your diet is likely to lead to a relapse of your disease!
    • Everyone can benefit from more veggies, but people are unlikely to change without a severe disease to manage. Dr. Wahls tries to translate to patients by asking "What is your life for?" and relating that to improved health from diet change.
    • People would either be willing to be compliant or not ready yet.
    • It's important not to add guilt if people aren't ready yet.
    • Stacy remembers thinking that pretzels and Diet Coke were a good choice and being surprised when someone called her out. She wasn't ready to hear it yet.
  • Part 2 coming next week! (35:02)
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Ep. 238: What's a FODMAP and Why Do Some People Avoid Them?

The Paleo View TPV 238 FODMAP

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about FODMAPs. What are they and why are some people avoiding them? And what can you eat that ISN'T high in FODMAPs?

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 238: What's a FODMAP and Why Do Some People Avoid Them?

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Hello, listeners!
    • It's Stacy's turn to be enthusiastic!
    • We absolutely recommend The School for Good and Evil! Great tween/teen reader fantasy! Also awesome on Audible!
    • Sarah's daughter read all of The Lord of the Rings in 9 days! That's absolute insanity!
    • Can Sarah's daughter, 10, read The Hunger Games? You weigh in!
    • Also recommended: His Dark Materials
    • It's hard to find great books at her advanced reading level that are appropriate for her age level. Recommendations?
    • Today's Topic: FODMAPs!
  • Wendy asks: "I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia & fructose malabsorption. I was eating a FODMAP diet for a few years before starting Paleo 14 months ago. I combined AIP & FODMAP 8 months ago, and while I have felt much better, I'm not symptom free and still often have stomach pain in the lower left abdomen.This pain seems to be more frequent lately. Have I missed something?" (11:09)
    • FODMAPs are poorly absorbed short chain carbohydrates. The acronym stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Monosaccharides, and Polyols.
    • These are fructose carbohydrates and sugar alcohols. They are loved by bacteria, but not absorbed in the small intestines
    • Beans are a typical FODMAP rich food, which is where the song comes from.
    • Finian recited the rhyme. He didn't know it before now, but now won't stop saying it!
    • FODMAPs feed the bacteria in your gut, leading to a bacteria bloom. That's why you get bloating, gas, and other GI problems.
    • People with FODMAP issues typically have poor gut health, gut dysbiosis, or a genetic predisposition.
    • Problems with FODMAPs can lead to small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
    • Low FODMAP diets have been used to treat IBS and SIBO successfully. But the science seems to indicate that this is just symptom management.
    • The real issue is that FODMAP loving bacteria are actually good bacteria that we need. Just not too many!
    • A low FODMAP diet could eventually lead to a poor gut microbiome diversity.
    • The new recommendation is to follow the low FODMAP diet for 2-4 weeks.
    • Afterwards, go with gut healing like veggies, low-inflammatory diets, broth, L-Glutamine, and seafood.
    • Then, add back in FODMAPs to tolerance. It help grow back these great beneficial bacteria.
    • If it's not going well, there could be further issues like infection or other disorders. See a doctor!
    • Current knowledge indicates that no diet can cure SIBO and only medical intervention can cure it. See a doctor!
    • If you need guidance, see Paleo Mom Consulting!
    • Why are some veggies like garlic, onions, artichokes, all the brassicas, etc. on the FODMAP list? Well, they do contain a lot of fructans, which are fructose rich fibers like inulin
    • Sugar alcohols or polyols are in apples, watermelon, cherries, mushrooms, stone fruits, avocados, etc.
  • Katherine asks: "What are the best resources for following Paleo AND low FODMAP? I'm struggling big time on what the heck to eat and when I look for answers, I can't seem to find a combo of the two 'diets'. Only one or the other. Very frustrating. I'm hungry!" (27:38)
    • In The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook, everything is labeled with whether it is low FODMAP or substitutions or if it can't be low FODMAP because many autoimmune people have GI issues.
    • Aglaee Jacob of Radicata Nutrition is the expert on this. Get her book Digestive Health with Real Food because she really knows how to navigate this issue!
    • When you're paleo, many of the high FODMAP foods are already gone!
    • Avoid the onion family, the cruciferous vegetables and things like squash.
    • Further, you just have to play with dose!
    • If you still have issues with FODMAPs after a 2-4 week intervention, it's time to call in the experts!
    • One of the cool things about FODMAP issues, is that it's one of the conditions with GI health you can actually cure it!
    • Bill from Primal Palate shared his story with FODMAPs here and here.
    • There are components to the gut health issue: getting the digestive enzymes right, getting the bacteria right, and getting the healthy cells right. All of those things are helped with a nutrient dense, low inflammatory diet, reducing stress and getting sleep!
    • When Sarah did her nutrient dense diet, she never even needed to limit her FODMAPs. That might even do it for you too!
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Ep. 237: Self-Love, Self-Acceptance, Self-Respect

The Paleo View TPV 237 Self love acceptance, respect

In this episode, we update you on how Stacy has been since the last episode we did on her emotional and physical recovery. Plus, we talk about the emotional journey to health and how to learn to love yourself.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 237: Self-Love, Self-Acceptance, Self-Respect

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Stacy's going to greet the audience instead of Sarah on the show from now on!
    • Sarah did 17.1 for the Crossfit Open! And she did the prescribed weight for the first time!
    • 17.1 was:
      • For time: 10 dumbbell snatches, 15 burpee box jump-overs, 20 dumbbell snatches, 15 burpee box jump-overs, 30 dumbbell snatches, 15 burpee box jump-overs, 40 dumbbell snatches, 15 burpee box jump-overs, 50 dumbbell snatches, 15 burpee box jump-overs
      • Women use 35-lb. dumbbell and 20-in. box
      • 20 minute time cap
    • Doing it at the prescribed weight is a big accomplishment! It's the same as the elite athletes!
    • Sarah's girls have been asking when Sarah is going to the games. Unfortunately, she is not that kind of athlete and doesn't have the muscles of Samantha Briggs.
    • But Sarah believes in showing that hard work and consistency leads to success and that watching her Crossfit is helping teach that to her girls.
  • Today's topic is Self-Love, Self-Acceptance, and Self-Respect
    • Some people who listen can't do hard workouts, and some do hard workouts to punish themselves or to fit into a box in their heads.
    • When we started Real Everything, we wanted to also talk about important emotional topics and not just food stuff.
    • 18 months ago Stacy hurt her back and had to prematurely end, or at least put on indefinite hiatus, her StrongWoman career. It's been a long journey for her back since then.
    • A little while ago, we had a show (Episode 204) on how Stacy became severely depressed after her injury and went on anti-depressants to help her.
    • This show will serve as an update to that show from 8 months ago because Stacy is in a much more stable place.
    • There are two aspects to a health journey: figuring out what to actually do to become healthy, and discovering an awareness and respect for yourself.
    • People have a tendency to prioritize other tasks and other people first and not themselves. Going on a health journey often means confronting this fact and increasing your own priority level.
    • Sarah says found herself when she found her health.
    • Stacy had reached a health peak as a competitive athlete with a healthy diet and great happiness, and then felt herself torn back down due to a back injury.
    • Dwelling on the reasons and the causes and feeling bad about yourself won't help you get to a positive, healthy place.
    • When Stacy's brother-in-law died in December, Stacy was able to get over her last hump because she could put in perspective how she was in a great place in her life and her back was doing really well.
    • Acceptance of her situation and acceptance of what she can and cannot change led to Stacy embracing her own journey. You know, a secular version of the Serenity Prayer.
    • Most importantly, she learned to accept that she had gained weight since her injury due to no longer working out and taking a SSRI that has a weight gain side effect. Stacy felt a lot of shame about it.
    • When you were an obese person, you often have a lot of feeling that never go away. You fear going back to being an invisible fat person that people aren't nice to.
    • When Andrew died, she stopped thinking about these shameful thoughts because she realized it didn't matter what she weighed.
    • Stacy encourages you to be accountable to how you treat yourself. Would you tolerate it if someone else talked about you the way you talk to yourself? Are you surrounding yourself with people that will love you unconditionally?
    • This self-love has also improved her relationship. Her husband helped her in her darkest times and encouraged her when she started seeking help.
    • Stacy has gained weight, and no she's not ashamed, won't go on weight watchers, and won't go back to being bulimic.
    • She's just going to continue with what she knows will get her to health. Good diet, good nutrients, good sleep and good activity.
    • Unfortunately, walking is the best physical activity for her right now and may or may not get better than that. And that's ok!
    • Stacy on the show lately has been aware of different points in a health journey, which is why she's lately saying things like "you might not be ready for this step just yet" or "you might want to try a phased approach".
    • Stacy is focusing on being happy, accepting and loving herself, and enjoying her life.
    • Sarah wishes there was a way to come to a change in perspective without personal tragedy. (Yes there is a cat in the background here. It is Sarah's and it can't be removed from the audio!) What could you do to reach this point without that?
    • Stacy says that one of the key steps was to buy clothes in her bigger size. Often people refuse to do this either as a punishment or because it means "accepting" that you're bigger and giving up on losing the weight.
    • Stacy determined that no matter her weight gain, she deserved to be comfortable and that it didn't mean she would never lose weight again.
    • She's now able to accept that she is the size she is right now and that's okay!
    • Remember: being positive leads to more positivity. If you tell yourself that you are doing great, eventually you will feel like you're doing great!
    • Sarah has always had trouble praising herself. She likens her own self-love practice to gratitude practice. Take time out of your day to allow yourself to feel gratitude towards yourself. "I'm grateful for my commitment to exercise because now my body is stronger."
    • Be mindful not to fall into negative self-talk because it can spiral down and be harder to break out of.
    • This, too, is a journey. You're not going to magically start loving yourself. Think about how to make this into a practice and a process.
    • One of the things that motivated Stacy when Andrew died was a desire to be there and emotionally strong for Matt and the kids. If she was focusing on shallow, surface level stuff about herself, they wouldn't feel like they could lean on her for the support they needed.
    • Stacy was motivated to go on antidepressants in part because it was something she needed to do for her marriage.
    • And sometimes you need to take time to step away. Stacy gets her nails done every 10 days or so and takes that time to not think about problems at work or issues she has with herself or her life, but takes the time to focus on herself.
    • Take home message: Once you accept yourself as you are, it becomes easy to move forward towards being your best self. (and live your best life. Thanks Oprah!)
  • Thank you to our fans for supporting us for nearly five years (Episode 250 on June 2nd! Five Year Anniversary on July 28th)! So awesome! We love and appreciate all of you!
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Ep. 236: Hemorrhoid Horror

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In this episode, Stacy and Sarah tackle hemorrhoids and what to do about them, much to Stacy's horror!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 236: Hemorrhoid Horror

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • This week is about poop and hemorrhoids! Stacy is THRILLED!
    • Stacy just can't help but imagine people going through... situations when they ask these kind of questions.
    • The signs of health in your digestion is very readily identifiable in your poop, but because people don't have anyone to talk to about it, they don't have much guidance on how to read these signs.
  • Question from Cyndi (7:11): "Since you both took charge and spoke about POOP, I figured I would ask this FUN question! What do people who have AI do with PAINFUL internal hemorrhoids? I have had them now for 3 months (I ate some Tootsie Rolls at Thanksgiving) and have tried a variety of things to help them (AIP eating, epsom salt baths, FUN suppositories, ointments, creams, meditation, exercise, kombucha & finally started taking over the counter pain meds) but it's still hanging around. It's been like that family member who comes for the holidays and NEVER leaves! My sleep has been wonky during this time and I wake up around 4:30 am to have a BM with URGENCY & wicked pain! I saw a Gastro PA this week and they gave me Metamucil powder to use 2x a day and suppositories 2x a day (which I think makes it worse but why listen to me???). PA said "since they are internal, you may need to think about surgery." Sooooooo, what am I missing? Do I need to give myself more time to heal since I have always been super sensitive to anything related to my GUT and BUTT? I am seeing a Functional Med. Dr. Feb 2 and will bring this up with him as well, Thank you for your help and guidance!"
    • Metamucil is Psyllium husk. It is a soluble fiber that is used to treat constipation. Some people are sensitive to it, see Sarah's post.
    • When Stacy's kids get constipation, she increases fruits and vegetable and water in their diets. Fiber is key for regularity!
    • She also says to eat predigested foods: cooked veggies, long braises, etc.
    • When doctors recommend thing you don't usually eat, ask why they are recommending it. For example, she asks if apple juice and broth can be used in place of Pedialyte.
    • What are hemmorhoids? An swollen or inflamed vein in the rectum or anus. Internal ones are much more of an issue because they are irritated more frequently and are harder to reach with pain relief creams and such.
    • The cause is unknown, but is assumed to be a combination of constipation, poor vascular health, and inflammation.
    • They are not life threatening and don't usually require surgery because they will go away after a few weeks.
    • Usual recommendation is avoiding constipation with fiber, water, and stool softeners.
    • Sarah loves Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and Coenzyme Q10.
    • Vegetables are the perfect food to fight this!
    • Soluble fiber bulks stool and slows down digestion. Insoluble fiber speeds it up. So hemorroids probably need more insoluble fiber like leafy greens. But a balance of both is important.
    • Also, a Squatty Potty or other stool stool would also help.
    • Sitting at 90 degrees makes you "poop around a corner" while the squatting position unkinks the colon. See Sarah's review.
    • For the pain and swelling, use witch hazel wipes.
    • And if you have to have surgery, so be it. At least you solved your issue!
    • Prunes and prune juices because of the polyols. They draw water into the colon, similar to magnesium supplements. Because people tend to be deficient in magnesium anyway, Sarah recommends magnesium supplements instead.
    • Metamucil and psyllium husk may increase blockages, or exacerbate cancer. But, occasional use probably isn't an issue.
    • Metamucil probably has a lot of extra junk in it as well.
    • What about enemas?
      • Sarah DOES NOT believe that there is anything but trouble in coffee enemas! See her post and just drink the coffee
      • A regular Fleet enema is not an issue because it doesn't go too far up to affect gut bio diversity, but should be a regular thing you do. If you're using an enema once a week, seek further medical attention!
      • Do not do an enema to "keep your belly flat". Come on!
      • Glycerine suppositories are also ok once in a while.
      • These are for people who want to avoid major constipation because constipation can be a SERIOUS issue!
    • Pooping should be easy and enjoyable! If it's not, look for the culprit. Usually it's lack of fiber, nutrient deficiency, gut dysbiosis, lack of sleep, or hormone imbalance. You can work on all of these.
    • If sleep is your issue, we recommend Go to Bed
    • Stacy made it through a butt show!
    • Wicked, you guys. Straight out of Mass! Be wicked smaht!
    • Remember: we aren't doctors! If you have better advice, post it in the comments!
    • Thank you for listening!
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Ep. 235: Denise Minger and Extreme Diets

The Paleo View TPV 235 Denise Minger Extreme Diets

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah invite Denise Minger, author of Death By Food Pyramid, on to talk about research she did on extremely high carb, extremely low fat diets and why they seem to help heal people with serious disease, contrary to conventional paleo wisdom.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 235: Denise Minger and Extreme Diets

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
  • Question from Valerie: "first of all I'd like to thank you for what you're doing. Your show always puts a smile on my face and I am afraid of the day I will have caught up with all past episodes and will actually have to wait a week for the next one to come out. So I was ordering my InstantPot the other day when Amazon recommend I shall buy the book "The Starch Solution" by John McDougall. I got curious about it and did some research and it seems the diet is a paleo person's worst nightmare: Based solely on starches, whole grains, legumes, no fats allowed whatsoever, zero animal products. It promises weight loss (not hard to imagine, being on a totally bland diet), but also permanent reversal (as in healing) of diabetes and all sorts of health benefits. I also found a talk by Denise Minger ('lessons from the vegans', I think you might actually have mentioned it sometime) who confirms these findings. What's puzzling me is all the reports of people doing that diet talking about improved digestion, no blood sugar spikes (!) and I also found quite a few reports from Crohn's patients apparently being cured by it, although this is totally counter intuitive for anyone that has ever been on SCD or paleo. Can you think of any explanation for these miraculous cures?"
    • Denise posted a post about this topic here.
    • A study by Walter Kempner found that a super high sugar, super low fat diet had benefits for people with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and other conditions. He was trying to help people with kidney failure. 96% carbohydrate and mostly white sugar, about 2000 calories. What came out of this came to be known as the Rice Diet
    • Look at the end of these notes for OFFICIAL Denise Minger meme images.
    • These benefit lasted even after they returned to a normal diet.
    • Roy Swank found that people in mountains of Norway were eating a lot of land animal fats and had a relatively high incidence of multiple sclerosis while people eating mostly fish on the coast had a low incidence of MS.
    • He put people with MS on a very low saturated fat diet for decades and found a lot of success with the people who stuck the closest to his diet.
    • This doesn't seem to jibe with what we know of MS, particularly compared with people like Terry Wahls who eat much more fat.
    • Nathan Pritikin worked on a plant-based, super low fat diet to reverse heart disease.
    • With all this very thorough research that seems contradictory to the paleo model, it seemed to Denise like she needed to revise what she believed was true.
    • Denise initially thought it was the low processed foods component with mainly whole foods focus that was the cause. But obviously the Kempner mostly refined sugar diet that doesn't apply.
    • But it seems like these extreme diets have evidence that they can help you repair when you're sick, but not necessarily to prevent the disease in the first place!
    • Denise found that most low fat diets call for 30% of calories from fat, while these extreme diets are under 10%.
    • The really problematic diets are the refined grain diets with that 30% or more calories from fat that have the most disease promoting properties.
    • Denise believes that this is because of the gut and how chylomicrons and endotoxins (lipopolysaccharides) work on these diets.
    • Endotoxins are linked to a lot of modern diseases and are present the most in high saturated fat diets.
    • Chylomicrons are lipoproteins in the gut that transport fat out to the rest of the body, but they will also bring endotoxins along with them.
    • To reduce endotoxins in the blood, you can either eat this super low fat diet, or you can promote a healthy gut that doesn't produce a lot of endotoxins to begin with.
    • For diabetes, saturated fat increases the secretion of insulin. This is why a sugar diet could improve diabetes.
    • There could be a fat/carbohydrate interaction in some people that may make them more susceptible to blood sugar issues.
    • It seems that these plant based diets are so adamant about super low fat: if you even eat a moderate amount of fat, the therapeutic effect goes away!
    • Denise concludes that healthy people without these conditions shouldn't be worried about her research because these diets are for therapeutic effect and don't have evidence that they benefit people trying to prevent disease.
    • Endotoxin is created by the cell walls of gram-negative bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria are sensitive to the fiber intake of the diet.
    • Jeff Leach of the Human Food Project studies the human gut microbiome. Read his post Going Feral: My One-Year Journey to Acquire the Healthiest Gut Microbiome in the World (You Heard Me!) to get the story of him testing his own gut microbiome and figuring out what variables helped improve it.
    • Endotoxin is highly inflammatory. It's how we get lab rats to develop disease and it is the cause of sepsis.
    • Thanks to Denise for coming on the show on short notice! Go to DeniseMinger.com for everything about her! And read her book Death by Food Pyramid!
  • Outro (43:18)

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Ep. 234: Will I Have to Supplement Forever?

The Paleo View TPV 234 Will I have to supplement

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about supplements and nutrient sufficiency. Will you have to take supplement pills forever or will you get to a point where you no longer have to?

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 234: Will I Have to Supplement Forever?

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Sarah launched her own supplement with Vital Proteins!
    • Introducing Dr. Sarah Ballantyne's Collagen Veggie Blend! Each serving has 3 servings of veggies, 1 serving of fruit, 6g of fiber and 20g of collagen protein! No emulsifiers or sweeteners and it's stirrable into hot and cold liquids!
    • And it's currently discounted right now plus 10% off with free shipping everywhere on Vital Proteins with our code VPA-0626-97BR1-LYIQ! Go NOW!
    • Infrared dried fruits and veggies preserve the nutrients, and make for a fine powder! This is the only way we can get this dissolving powder out of veggies!
    • Act now and preorder because we WILL run out!
  • Question from Lisa (13:10): "Hi Sarah and Stacy,I love your podcast! I am learning so much and always in a timely manner. Thank you for explaining things in a way that satisfies a curious mind! I came across the paleo lifestyle while doing some research after my dr recommended I go grain free when my HA1C reached 6.1 and in just a short time I am seeing positive results.My question is about supplements. I have been chronically low in ferritin and recently found that I am deficient in vitamin d as well. I have been paying more attention to my vitamin and mineral levels since following the AIP. I wonder, once I reach an optimal level of a vitamin/mineral do I need to stay at the amount of supplementation indefinitely? Also should I consistently retest the serum levels of vitamins/minerals I have been deficient in? I appreciate your time and look forward to your response. I am just going to begin reading The Paleo Approach so please forgive me if the answer is in there!"
    • You will recheck your levels as you go through your journey and adjust accordingly. You may have to take it for a long time or you may not. Depends on many factors!
    • For example, we supplement with Vitamin D more during the winter.
    • Stacy had to take a lot of digestive supplements for a long time, but no longer depends on them, so you may be able to stop using eventually!
    • Number one cause of nutrient deficiency is, obviously, a nutrient insufficient diet (imagine that!). 90% of Americans are deficient in some essential nutrient, including 75% deficient in Vitamin D and 73% deficient in zinc.
    • Nutrient focused diets high in vegetables and seafood and organ meats will get you to nutrient sufficiency.
    • Essential nutrients are ones will make you die if you don't have it, but there are also 1000s of non-essential nutrients that you still need for optimal function.
    • There are other causes that might contribute to nutrient insufficiency, like poor gut bacteria that don't help you liberate all the nutrients you need, heathy gut lining, liver, and pancreas and enough stomach acid to break it down.
    • Inflammatory Bowel disease, Celiac disease and other conditions will also affect your ability to obtain nutrients.
    • If you have a condition that prevents you from absorbing nutrients, then "Molly, you in danger, girl."
    • You can see signs of poor digestion in your stool. If there are particles of undigested food in there, then you probably have poor digestion and therefore poor nutrient absorption.
    • Food allergies and intolerances can also be indication of a leaky gut and poor digestion
    • Some nutrient deficiencies are hard to identify, so Sarah recommends getting your nutrients checked.
    • Sarah had Spectracell Micronutrient Analysis done. She likes the way they test!
    • Once you have the data, targeted (not multivitamin or guessing supplementation) is recommended with a doctor's supervision. Single supplements are better because they tend to be much more absorbable.
    • Remember: deficiency is a problem, but so is overdosing. Copper and zinc toxicity, for example, are often caused by over supplementation.
    • Adjust your dosage as you retest and adjust your diet to help yourself heal.
    • If you get your diet in line, you may be able to stop supplementing, but you may still have to take them for a long time.
    • Sarah and her whole family all supplement with Vitamin D. That's not a failure, that's not a problem. It just is the way it is for her.
    • Supplements are a help, but they are not to be used in place of a good diet.
    • Stacy and Sarah both recommend the Vital Proteins Liver Pills!
    • Stacy has a MTHFR mutation, meaning she has an issue absorbing B complex vitamins.
  • Stacy is on board with monthly Facebook live video podcasts! Get hyped!
  • The Paleo View endorses looking in the toilet after you go. That's official.
  • Outro (39:53)

 

 

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Ep. 233: Birth Control, Autoimmune, and "Business Meetings"

The Paleo View TPV 233 Birth Control Autoimmune and Business Mtgs

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah weigh the pros and cons of birth control and sex, particularly as they relate to autoimmune disease.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 233: Birth Control, Autoimmune, and "Business Meetings"

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Now it's Sarah's turn to be whiny sick! Oh well! We soldier on.
    • This is a podcast about birth control and sex. As they say on This American Life, this episode acknowledges the existence of sex.
    • We're asked this quite frequently and it's important for women to discuss these topics and get as much information as possible.
    • Stacy had a tubal ligation after a difficult birth experience with Wesley, so this will be a refresher for her after 7 years of not worrying about it!
    • We do recommend The Mick, starring Kaitlin Olson from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but only for mature audiences.
    • The show was in fact a debate in comedy form about the pros and cons of birth control and sex. Pretty fascinating!
    • The debate has evolved and now we talk more about the drawbacks of hormonal birth control, and we have many more options.
  • Question from Kayla (8:55): "Hi Ladies! First off, let me tell you that you both are amazing. I am not exaggerating when I say The Paleo View saved my life by introducing me to AIP. Thank you thank you thank you for all of the incredibly important work you do. With that said, I'd like to warn Stacy: This question acknowledges the existence of the - uhh - "horizontal hula". I am wondering if you can shed some light on IUDs for those of us with autoimmune disease. Here's the backstory: I went on the pill for purely birth-control reasons when I was 18 (my skin has always been great and I am the only woman in my family not to have endometriosis - woo woo!). Nothing but my bra size was impacted by the pill, but I went off of it after my duel Celiac/Hashimoto's diagnosis as part of my huge diet and lifestyle overhaul. While condoms were fine during the awful years surrounding my diagnoses (nothing like bone-on-bone hip pain, fatigue, and a giant bloated stomach to get you in the mood, right??), we were still stressed about an unplanned pregnancy every month because my period took about 9 months to come back after the pill (thanks for the ironic timing, lady-parts). Flash forward to now: My current AIP diet, paired with stress management, sleep, thyroid supplementation, and surgery/physical therapy for my gnarly hip arthritis, and let's just say my - errrrr - "sense of well-being" came roaring back to the appropriate 25-years-old-and-madly-in-love-with-my-handsome-boyfriend-of-8-years level. My G-rated question is this - do the benefits of having lots of awesome "business meetings" with multiple "satisfactions" and tons of snuggling (okay that one's not a euphemism) outweigh the negative effects of some localized inflammation and synthetic hormones?"
    • We believe in self-experimentation here and that includes your IUD. Check to see how it works for you and make and educated decision.
    • Remember that we are not doctors and going on and going off of medications should be done under the supervision of a doctor.
    • Hormonal birth control uses hormones to trick your body into thinking it is pregnant and this will affect your autoimmune condition similarly. See Episode 232.
    • Pregnancy doesn't surpress the immune system. It shifts from more antibody production and less inflammation. Th1 is surpressed and Th2 is driven. This is why some people see their autoimmune flare or go into remission during pregnancy or going on birth control.
    • Th1 and Th2 balancing diets are pretty well debunked and will not help you.
    • There have been studies on birth control and some autoimmune disease. You may be 1.5 to 2 times more likely to develop an autoimmune disease if you use birth control (including IUDs) and have genetic risk factors.
    • If you have an autoimmune disease, you do have to do a cost/benefit analysis against how awesome good sex is.
    • Sex releases Oxytocin which regulates the immune system and Prolactin, but not necessarily the release of endorphins.
    • Prolactin stimulates inflammation in low doses, and suppresses in high doses. Orgasms releases high doses.
    • Be vigilant of any changes and don't fool yourself if something isn't working for you.
    • There are non hormonal birth control options. Like the copper IUD, though that increases the risk of tubal pregnancies.
    • There are, of course, condoms, diaphragms, foams, and the sponge
    • What do you use couples who use the rhythm method? Parents.
    • And of course part of the decision has to be how disruptive would a pregnancy be at this time and what is your life situation?
    • Let us know if you want us to do live videos on Facebook! We want to hear from you!
  • Outro (41:09)

 

 

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Ep. 232: When Do I Start When Life Won't Stop?!

The Paleo View TPV 232 When do I start

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah talk about how to handle starting a new way of eating when all you see are reasons it will be hard for you.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 232: When Do I Start When Life Won't Stop?!

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Stacy is back from her California vacation! Thank you to everyone for their suggestions!
    • If you want to follow our trips and events, Instagram is still the best place!
    • We especially recommend:
    • Our children did not believe that Southern California has droughts because it POURED while we were there.
    • Now, we're totally exhausted, but recovering!
    • Sarah recommends just jumping into the routine for jet lag
    • We've been doing vitamin C, broth, and Vital Proteins Liver Pills
    • And of course, the first time we check a bag, they lost it. But don't worry, we got it now.
    • And Sarah is finishing off her book. Still! Soon Paleo Principles will be done!
    • Sarah is very excited about her CrossFit Grace time recently. She's just been not pushing herself because of the other stresses in her life.
    • When do most people start their diets? Tomorrow.
    • People get overwhelmed by the task of change and don't jump in. But if they realized that there's just a learning curve, they'd be more willing.
    • It takes time to readapt your strategies for situations like quick dinners, ready snacks, breakfasts, etc.
    • Once you get over the hurdle and start to see results, it will begin to feel easier!
  • Question from Suzie: "I am wanting to begin the AIP diet and do the 90 day elimination and take the diet seriously. The dilemma is that we are going to FIJI in March and also have a wedding celebration to attend in April. To add to this, we are thinking of trying to conceive again in June, July so that there will be around a 2.5 year gap between our children (also, we know that it can take a while to conceive/ carry the baby to full term). I am wanting your advice on when I should start the 90 day elimination with all of this in mind? Should I just do the more mellow diet approach that my naturopath has suggested if I am finding the other diet she suggested too hard until after the wedding in April? Will this give me enough time to do the AIP properly before trying to conceive. Can you do the elimination and reintroduction components of AIP while pregnant? I love listening to your podcast all the way from Australia! I would love to get an answer. Thank you!!!" (28:20)
    • We do have a question on AIP when pregnant for episode 31
    • Have you gone Paleo yet? It's much more daunting to go from McD's to AIP than McD's to paleo!
    • Just jump into the diet your health professional recommends. Work on setting it up from now until April so you can deal with the situations that arrive.
    • It's better to not have that stress over your head.
    • #SelfRespectisthenewSelfLove
    • Work on all the techniques that will set you up for success.
    • Only you can do it. Work hard for yourself!
    • Pregnancy often causes autoimmune to either flare or go dormant because of immune system changes when a fetus is present.
    • After pregnancy, the opposite usually happens.
    • If you flare during pregnancy, use the AIP to stay healthy, but if you go into remission, take advantage of it!
    • We absolutely love that you want to go strict for 90 days! But don't worry about your upcoming events. They will help you learn!
    • Delaying is all in your head. There's no hard and fast rule of 90 days for AIP. We recommend waiting until you see improvements in your health before reintroductions so you will know what causes issues for you!
    • Use the wedding as a challenge for yourself. There are many ways to take it. It could be a holiday from AIP, or an attempt to reintroduce, or as a way to learn to meet a challenge.
    • This is similar to "I can't give up X so I won't go paleo". If that's the hang up, then don't give up that thing. And if you want to start but can't because of X, then don't do it for X!
    • This is why Mark Sisson, who drinks mochas, has the 80/20 rule.
    • Find the positive, find the hope. You'll be amazing on the other side!
    • And don't beat yourself up if you make a choice you're not happy with or a mistake. It will not benefit you to get too upset. Just move forward and try again!
    • Food doesn't judge you, so don't feel guilty!
    • Thanks for listening!
  • Outro (53:27)

 

 

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Ep. 231: Are Those Potatoes?!

The Paleo View TPV 231 Are Those Potatoes

In this episode, Sarah and Stacy discuss the pros and cons of eating the dreaded potato!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 231: Are Those Potatoes?!

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Stacy caught her first Ditto! So exciting
    • Sarah has so many Dittos, though.
    • Stacy is in California this week on vacation. We're recording ahead of time.
    • Sarah is that person you know who's almost completed a Pokemon Go Pokedex.
    • This week's episode is all about potatoes! Those most reviled of starchy carbs!
  • Potatoes! (6:58)
    • Potatoes are a very contentious topic in paleo!
    • Chris Kresser approved of potatoes back in late 2010 thanks to research by Stephan Guyenet
    • The Whole30 approved of potatoes in July of 2014
    • People who come from a low carb perspective, particularly those who come from Loren Cordain, tend to be angry about the inclusion of potatoes in paleo.
    • In Paleo Principles, Sarah is breaking down foods into "Paleo Yes", "Paleo No" and "Paleo Maybe"
    • Potatoes have been demonized as being "pure sugar" or the same as white bread
    • Sarah says to find what you absolutely need to do the rest of the diet. If it's whipped cream, do it.
    • Stacy loves her iSi Easy Whip
    • Potatoes aren't empty. They have nutrition similar to other root vegetables.
    • Potatoes have potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B9, Phosphorous, Iron, and Copper plus a bunch of other trace minerals.
    • Yes they have a high glycemic index, but you can lower it with other foods, such as with fat (butter on your potato perhaps)?
    • Also, cooking and cooling will also break down the starches and lower glycemic response.
    • You can lower it by about half with these tricks.
    • Potatoes are nightshades and contain glycoalkaloids (these are the poisons which make nightshades a problem), which is why they aren't in the Autoimmune Protocol. But some varieties are higher in them than others
    • Potatoes and other "potatoes" come from completely different groups. They're both tubers and look similar, but they're not nearly as related as, say, broccoli and Brussels sprouts
    • Potatoes are much more closely related to tomatoes, peppers, and tobacco than either sweet potatoes or yams
    • Glycoalkaloids are a saponin, which is a chemical that helps mix oil and water.
    • They are toxic, and super high amounts (3-6 mg per kg of body weight) could kill you. Half of that is a toxic dose.
    • Don't eat green potatoes, those have higher amounts of glycoalkaloids. But a super super large amount of ripe potatoes could be toxic too.
    • Eat a variety of root veggies! Not only potatoes are tasty!
    • Some scientists believe that all these potatoes in the diet are a cause of all the chronic illnesses lately. It's probably more complicated, but an interesting thought.
    • Glycoalkoloids damage the gut, enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation.
    • Potatoes are tested for safety. The limit is 20 mg glycoalkaloids per 100 g of potato (one small potato).
    • You'd have to eat about 50 pounds of Russets to get a fatal dose
    • Lenape potatoes are very high in toxic chemicals, and have been known to make people sick easily.
    • Other foreign cultivars have thousands of times more toxic chemicals than American grocery store varieties.
    • Most of the glycoalkaloids are in the peel and just below the peel, so peeling will safeguard you from it.
    • Microwaving actually works better at getting rid of the toxicity than other cooking methods. (Microwaves are cool. See this podcast and this post.)
    • There are reasons to eat them, and reasons not to. But don't lump them in with white sugar or anything because they are different!
    • See Sarah's post on potatoes, including a chart of potato cultivars and their toxicity!
    • People doing introductions from Autoimmune often find that potatoes are okay since peeling gets rid of most of the toxicity
    • A lot of different things go into whether a particular food is right for you or not. And some "paleo foods" might not work for you.
    • Don't get caught up in the lists and the rules and figure out what actually helps you to be healthy and what doesn't.
    • It's a good idea to peel potatoes, but if you're not getting ill from them, definitely eat them for their nutritional content!
    • Replacement starches: green plantain, white or purple sweet potatoes, parsnips, boniata root (Thanks Russ!), squash, cassava, taro root, lotus, turnips, rutabaga
    • Mix up your root veggies! If you eat seasonally, you'll always be rotating what you eat!
  • Outro (50:49)

 

 

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