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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 350: Travel Tales

    • (0:41) A Look Into Stacy's Europe Travels

      • Sarah just got back from PaleoFx and hasn't even finished unpacking - her trip is really fresh in her mind
      • Stacy has been back from her trip for a week and is mostly unpacked and caught up on laundry
      • As Stacy mentioned last week, she had quite an adventure in Europe
        • They were in Rome for three days, then took a cruise from Rome around to London, and then were in London for a full three days
        • It was a lot, and Stacy was more stressed than she wanted to admit
        • Taking your mother-in-law, your mother, and your three children on a trip has the potential to be amazing and memorable, but also kind of a nightmare
        • Stacy worried if they planned enough, but luckily between her and Matt they were able to do a lot of prep work
        • They also used Google and the Google Translate app to help fill in the missing pieces along their trip
        • Stacy found no issues navigating tomato-less and gluten-free eating abroad
        • Their adventures were quite wild, from Stacy's phone getting pick-pocketed to Finn losing his backpack to international tragedies like Notre Dame and their taxi driver in London suffering a stroke while driving them
        • When Stacy came back last week she didn't feel ready to talk about her trip
          • She had so much overwhelming empathy to what was happening to other people and she didn't feel comfortable about the great things they experienced when just hours before she was in a car with a man having a stroke
        • Stacy reflected on the experience of watching their taxi driver suffer from a stroke, and how this impacted her feelings towards their trip, especially as they were coming home
        • Matt and Stacy ended up feeling like the Griswolds by the end of the trip
        • Even the flight home was incredibly bumpy, to the point where Stacy thought the turbulence was going to be the end of their trip
        • When they landed Stacy felt such relief that they made it and then her town was hit by a tornado within the hour they landed
      • This week has been very uneventful for Stacy
        • Her back is feeling so much better, she has been Jooving, heading to water aerobics, resting and getting lots of sleep
      • Now with a bit of distance from the trip, Stacy has a little bit more wonder about Europe and appreciation for all that she experienced with her family
      • However, Stacy is seeing that her kids have lost a bit of touch with reality, as a recent viewing of Street Food on Netflix had Wesley asking if they could go to Thailand next
      •  Sarah reflected on how amazing she thinks it will be for Stacy's kids to go from their Europe traveling experience to their summer camping trips, and to be able to compare and appreciate the differences between the two
      • Stacy has shared a bit already on the blog and will continue to share about the trip and how they managed it with food intolerances specifically
        • She wants to remind people that most people in these countries speak English and the internet is an insanely resourceful tool to help you figure things out as you go
        • Just don't get your phone stolen
        • Another helpful tip, when you book a cruise ship or a flight, make sure you tell them what your food restrictions are and they will accommodate you
        • They had a suitcase dedicated to snacks, which allowed them to save a ton of money and fill in the missing meal pieces as they needed
      • As they were recording this show, Sarah was enjoying Coronation Tea from a care package that Stacy had sent her
    • (20:40) A Look Into Sarah's PaleoFx Trip

      • Sarah thinks that the single best part of PaleoFx was seeing Tom again, a listener whom she met a year ago
      • She always loves the opportunity that these events provide to meet and connect with listeners
      • Tom and Sarah had this amazing conversation last year and developed a real connection, and he came to her book signing at this year's event and was so excited to see him again
      • This was the best PaleoFx yet
        • Sarah made a lot of business connections and met some really neat new companies, while also reconnecting with businesses that they already have great relationships with
      • On Friday Sarah did a talk on the gut microbiome, and while it wasn't recorded she did bring four of her team members who helped with a recording of her presentation
        • Sarah is editing that now and will let people know how they can watch it once it is available
      • She was also on the State of the Paleo Union panel, which is the highest profile panel at PaleoFx and always includes Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser, Sarah and one or other two keynote people who are in attendance that year
        • By the time this panel took place, Sarah had been talking for twelve-hours straight and lost her voice
        • This was embarrassing for Sarah, but she was able to still deliver her feedback, even with a froggy voice
      • This was a particularly interesting discussion this year and Robb Wolf had a funny comment that put Sarah on edge that made her ready for a debate
        • The comment didn't end up sparking controversy, but it was a very funny moment
        • A year ago the panel wasn't necessary heated, but there was a lot of discordances
        • This year there was a lot more unity, which was nice for Sarah to experience
      • On Saturday Sarah was on a gut microbiome panel with all the biggest names in this particular field of science
        • From all the latest research Sarah has been doing in preparation for her next book on this very topic, it was cool to be on a panel that provided different angles that expanded on where her mind has been
        • The little tangents that Sarah experienced with a fellow panel member made it an especially fun experience
      • There were a few speaker cancellations and Sarah was asked to fill a spot, which she was easily able to tackle by using content from her recent workshop
        • She ended up talking about the different designs of scientific studies and what their weight is
        • Sarah also presented on what a body of scientific literature is, a little bit about statistics, what a p-value is, and got to have a bit of a conversation around these pieces
        • This helps shed light on how scientific research is performed and what Sarah looks for as she is going through the scientific literature
          • Sarah has been toying with the idea of how to turn this into training for people
        • It has been really helpful for people to understand science in general because it gives people knowledge to be able to filter
        • This was such a fun bonus talk Sarah got to give
      • This year's PaleoFx was by far one of the most exhausting events Sarah has participated in
      • Her voice is even still hoarse from all the talking
      • Sarah loves this event in particular because she loves to use it to take a pulse on the community and what people are hoping to learn more about
      • She keeps herself very accessible throughout this conference
      • At this year's conference, it felt like there are a lot of people who entered this community through personal journies and are taking their passion for diet and lifestyle and turning it into entrepreneurial opportunities to pay it forward
        • Sarah had a lot of conversations with people who were there for personal reasons, but are working to build something that serves the community in a way that uses their skillsets from before
        • It was exciting to see this entrepreneurial spirit permeate everything at this year's conference
      • Overall the event was phenomenal; Sarah came home inspired on so many levels
      • The energy was so positive and cohesive this year
      • It really felt like everyone understands that we are all there to serve the community, but also grow the community
        • All of our voices are important in that
        • Like Stacy mentioned a few episodes ago, we are not fighting over the same piece of the pie
        • We are making a bigger pie
        • That was very much the energy of this year's PaleoFx
        • We are all here to help people regain their health and improve their lives, and the more we work together the more we expand that message and the more people we reach in different ways
        • To see that energy was really phenomenal
      • Now Sarah plans on tapping out and sleeping a lot
    • (38:37) Listener Induced Feels

      • Becca says, "I just finished listening to The Paleo View on botox, an amazingly informative conversation as always, even for someone like me who has never had it and wouldn't have considered it anyway. I just want to let you know how grateful I am for the work you do and to wish you all the luck in the world on your amazing poop rocket adventure. Your perspective on self-love, owning our choices, and shooting for your best life really is inspirational. Having your voice in my life has helped me work out what I really want and how I want to go about making it happen. It has provided a jumping off point for so many conversations with the people I love. I want to thank you and send you a virtual, even if it is uncomfortable, hug. P.S. I hope you had a fantastic time on the cruise and that my hometown London received you well."
      • Stacy is bright red from reading that, and this comment gave her a super case of the feels
      • This so perfectly highlights what Sarah about collaboration, sharing a perspective, and entrepreneurial spirit, and sharing this all with the world so that we can be our best selves
      • Stacy wanted to acknowledge and thank Becca for sending this incredibly kind note
        • Expanding the pie and learning to love yourself and not talking badly about yourself are things that Stacy has genuinely been working on the past few years
        • The fact that these aspects are resonating with the listeners is so wonderful, as these are lessons that we all need
        • Not only do we need to love our bodies from the perspective of taking care of them through all the different aspects we talk about on this show, but how we treat ourselves with kindness is also a huge piece of how we feel
        • How we feel is how we function
        • Thank you, Becca, for sharing this feedback and for letting Stacy know that her work is making a difference
      • Sarah notes that these messages are empowering
        • We don't only need to hear them, we need to be reminded of them frequently because they are so easy to forget
      • Thank you to Becca and Tom for being our MVLs this week
    • (42:13) Final Thoughts

      • Stacy is so glad that Sarah had such a great time at PaleoFx and got to share the information she did
      • Sarah workshop is now available as a virtual experience, which you can find here
      • She will be hosting this again in 2020, February 14 through the 17
        • Half of the material will be switched out with new deep dives, and the foundational content will remain
        • Next year Sarah will dig into genetics and how to use our genetic data to tinker with diet and lifestyle, and will also get into micronutrients
        • Sarah works to give you a full education to really give attendees/listeners the full knowledge base to be able to make the best choices for you and your particular situation
        • This kind of deep education is such a phenomenal way for Sarah to communicate
      • Please check out the workshop; if you love this show you will love the material, even if it does lack Stacy
      • Stacy is going through mid-life reevaluation and has no clue where she will be when Sarah's next workshop takes place
      • Sarah noted that you can already register for the 2020 workshop here
      • Stacy wants to thank everyone for their support between her announcement from her job change (and her sale last month) and the emotional turmoil of her trip
      • Sarah and Stacy will be back next week with a new and exciting topic
        • There are some really good topics in the works

The-Paleo-View-Episode-349-Must-Know-Bot In this episode, Sarah and Stacy breakdown Botox - what is it, what are the side effects, what are the adverse reactions, and what does the science tell us about the impact of this procedure. Our hosts bring this thorough scientific discussion full circle and share their personal feelings towards this procedure and how they personally handle skin health.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 349: Must-Know Botox Info

    • (0:41) Intro

      • It feels like an eternity to Sarah since she last had the chance to talk to Stacy, which it basically has been since they prerecorded the latest episodes while Stacy was traveling
      • Stacy will share about her travels on next week's episode, but she is still processing it all
      • The trip was wonderful, and she has shared some updates via social media, but it was a family trip with many experiences and she is determining what all she wants to share and all the feels
      • One of the things that happened while Stacy was traveling; she got a massage and it put her back in a flair
      • Stacy did really well up until that point, which was 10 days into the trip. And she is excited to share that the first thing she did when she got home was put her Joovv to use and has been doing red light therapy on her back since returning and feeling the benefits of her Joovv (this week's episode sponsor!)
      • While we will cover Joovv in greater detail later in the show, if you are ready to get all the details on them now, head over to joovv.com/thepaleoview, and learn all about our favorite biohack
      • Sarah is gearing up for Paleo Fx, she leaves tomorrow - so by the show airs she will be on a stage sticking it to the man, which is what she typically does there
      • She often finds herself in the myth-busting role at these events, but doesn't actually like confrontation and wishes she could simply have everyone read the same scientific studies she is referring to
      • It is way easier to be on a soapbox on Skype with Stacy than it is to be in front of a few hundred or a thousand people
      • During Sarah's workshop in February talking about different types of scientific studies became really thematic, and how do you evaluate science and what do you look for and how do you detect pseudo-science - are topics that people would love to know more about
      • Sarah is trying to figure out how to condense these topics for the average person, as she recognizes the need for those in the health field to have access to this information
      • Stacy notes the importance of learning not just how to read these scientific studies, but how to use and apply the information in life without bias
      • To be able to look at the science and let that drive justification or not as to why something is improving your health or not, which is where the topic for this week's episode came from
      • What has been interesting for Stacy as a member of this non-toxic living community is the questions she receives around the use of Botox, among many other things, and where these injections fall in the healthy living spectrum
      • Stacy strives to help people find healthy solutions and Botox is off her list - through even just her preliminary research she has found that it is not for her
      • So on this week's episode, she wants to answer this question from a scientific perspective
      • Whether or not Botox is right for someone is ultimately a personal decision, but Stacy and Sarah's aim for this episode is to talk about the science and why both Stacy and Sarah would or would not make such a decision
      • This is not a judgment show; we want to make everyone feel comfortable when they listen to the show
      • Today's discussion is information driven and we are letting the science speak for itself
        • that is how Stacy and Sarah are driving their decisions
      • If Botox was safe Stacy would go out and have it done in a heartbeat
      • Sarah wants to note that there is a lot of pressure for social influencers to look a certain way, to appear young, healthy and vibrant is a part of the credentials
      • Botox is a fast solution and Sarah understands the allure of it and why many are driven to use it
        • it seems like an effective way to get the results we are looking for
      • What Stacy has personally done, in addition to more natural solutions (infrared - Joovv), is changed who is influencing her life so that she is no longer seeing only seeing a barrage of perfection, but is instead seeing people who inspire her to be herself and be real and be natural
      • If a listener is feeling the pressure of something, Stacy suggests looking into where that pressure is coming from and how you can reduce that pressure
      • You may not even realize where all the pressure is coming from - but ask what can you do to control it and empower yourself to value who you are and how you look
      • Find someone who tells you that your flaws are beautiful
    • (20:59) And Now the Science

      • Botulinum toxin is what Botox is
      • Botox was a carefully considered shortening of the name of a neurotoxic protein
      • The way that it causes botulism is by preventing the release of a neurotransmitter
      • It causes what is called flaccid paralysis, which is paralysis by muscle relaxation
      • It is the most lethal toxin known to man
      • A lethal dose of botulinum toxin is as low as one or two nanograms per kilogram body weight when injected into your muscle or into your bloodstream, which is an incredibly small amount of the toxin
      • It was studied originally in research because of this interest in the ability for it to block nerves that control muscles to cause muscle relaxation
      • There are of course medical uses where botox does have therapeutic benefit, but that is a different evaluation all together
      • However, it is worth noting as we talk about the undesirable side effects that the therapeutic doses tend to be even higher than the cosmetic doses and so the risk of an adverse effect is much higher in the therapeutic applications
      • So if you are dealing with one of these situations where botox may have therapeutic benefits Sarah highly recommend having a very thorough conversation with your medical provider and really understanding what all your options are and what to look for with adverse effects
      • There are very few scientific studies that look at the effects of Botox beyond two years and very few look at the effects of multiple injections
      • What Stacy finds interesting is all of the rebrandings of Botox, and these products aren't different they are just marketed differently
      • So be aware of the Botox, look at the warning labels, and do the research
    • (27:59) Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

      • A side effect is a minor complaint that happens on the side that basically resolves on its own
      • Whereas an adverser effect is a major problem, potentially life-threatening that requires medical intervention
      • Both are known to happen with Botox use
      • These are a list of the side effects:
        • drooping eyelids
        • uneven eyebrows
        • a crooked smile, which can lead to drooling
        • asymmetry
        • swelling
        • bruising, discomfort and inflammation in the injection area
        • systemic effects include:
          • fatigue
          • headache
          • neck pain
          • double vision
          • dry eyes or excessive tearing
          • fever and chills
          • allergic reactions (hives, rashes, asthma, etc.)
      • Adverse reactions include:
        • difficulty speaking
        • difficulty swallowing
        • severe muscle weakness
        • loss of bladder control
        • vision problems
      • Then there is a gray area of in between where some studies qualify certain reactions as adverse whereas other studies define the same reactions as side effects
        • Like vomiting, heart function, lung function, etc.; based on how severe they are they get put on either end of the spectrum
      • What Sarah finds kind of scary is that very few studies have looked at repeated treatments and long-term effects, especially beyond two years
      • It is estimated that there are 5 million Botox treatments a year globally and that it is a 2 billion dollars a year business right now - and this is just looking at the cosmetic use
      • There was one study published in 2005 that looked at participants over the course of 12 years who were using Botox for both therapeutic and cosmetic reasons
        • The study found that during the study period there were 20 cases of adverse effects in 16 of the participants, about a 1/3 of the participants

          • This included: difficulty swallowing, droopy eyelids, neck weakness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, general or marked weakness, difficulty chewing, hoarseness, swelling, difficulty speaking and heart palpitations
      • A 2015 review of the research found that there have been very few long-term studies and the risk of adverse effects seems to really increase after the 10th or 11th injection
        • For most people this is three to four years out of doing this regularly
        • This hasn't been studied rigorously, despite the wide use of Botox
      • Around 2015/2016 there was a spike in studies showing problematic effects and it started to hit the news that Botox might be as safe as we think it is
      • There have only been a handful of studies in the past few years that build on that
      • In the grand scheme of things though, it takes three to four years to build on these ideas and complete the research, so we are essentially waiting on these research labs to come out with their follow up papers
    • (30:30) The Latest Findings

      • In this timeframe, 2015/2016, there were a couple of papers that showed Botox actually travels through neurons
      • So up until 2015, it was believed that Botox could defuse a short way through the cells
      • Now it is known that it migrates, which explains how you could get full body weakness from a Botox injections
      • This is the explanation for these systemic adverse effects
      • These studies haven't hit the general body of knowledge around Botox
      • The studies Sarah referenced:
      • In addition to the impact that Botox has on the nervous system, there is also direct immune effects, which also has some concerning implications
      • There are only a couple of studies that look at this, but Botox is basically causing an incredibly intense inflammatory response
      • As Sarah was researching this and feeling frustrated at the lack of long-term studies, she thought that this would have been a component that would have been needed for FDA approval
      • Sarah hit on this entire other field of research that looks at the impact of Botox of mental and emotional health
      • An important piece to note from the latest research is that Botox is only 80% effective, so 20% of people who get Botox (whether used for therapeutic or cosmetic use) and don't actually get the benefits of Botox
      • There is a collection of studies showing that Botox blunts emotional responses and emotional experiences
      • Stacy's mind has been completely blown by these findings
      • The idea of not being able to pick up on emotional queues would devastate Stacy
      • There are 8 to 10 studies that have looked at these emotional and mental effects, so it has been fairly thoroughly looked at and it is showing the impact that Botox has on the brain stem
    • (47:59) Closing Thoughts on Botox

      • On a side, Sarah highly recommends the book Brainstorm
      • There is also the potential for side effects on memory and feeling emotions in general
      • The idea of giving up something for the benefit of another thing, in this case, the aesthetics, and does that really make the person happy
      • In Stacy's experience, she has never known anyone who had a cosmetic procedure that said, and now I am complete and fulfilled and everything is great
      • Stacy often hears from people that on the other side of that change you make, that it doesn't actually solve the problem, it just highlights another for you
      • There are so many articles out there about people who become addicted to cosmetic procedures
      • Society has come to a point where we have lost the ability to step back and look at more than just the wrinkle, and this case, all the many other things impacted by one procedure
      • The health consequences are very problematic for Stacy, but the inflammatory response and the mental and emotional issues that come along with it make it all the more horrifying to her
      • Sarah thinks that its this collection of facts that make Joovv such a serendipitous sponsor for this show because when Sarah thinks about the things that would bring someone to Botox her first reaction is - well, what about all the effective, safe things you can do instead
        • Diet and hydration, exercise all have a huge impact on skin health
        • If you are going to invest in something to improve your appearance cosmetically, Joovv red light therapy would be a route that is highly recommended
        • There are a ton of studies showing that the two wavelengths in Joovv help to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen production in the skin
        • The two wavelengths used in Joovv actually make the skin physically younger, as opposed to just making it appear younger, which is what Botox does
    • (53:34) Infrared Sauna vs. Joovv Therapy

      • An infrared sauna is a higher wavelength that works by increasing your core temperature and forcing you to sweat, which is a detoxification pathway
      • Joovv actually combines two different wavelengths, an infrared wavelength and a red wavelength
      • It can still increase your core temperature if you sit in front of it for long enough, but the addition of the red light to the infrared light is what gives it the magical formula
      • A red light goes deeper into your skin and is the main wavelength that is increasing cellular health
      • Sarah finds Joovv to be the best of both worlds, and has actually found that their product is the only one actually delivering therapeutic doses
      • If you want to shop Joovv, you can go to joovv.com/thepaleoview
      • There are different sizes and different price points, and all offer the health benefits that Stacy and Sarah discussed
    • (59:14) Final Thoughts

      • There are also, of course, topical treatments that people can do to treat wrinkles, but a lot of the antiaging products that are on the market actually intentionally disrupt your hormones
      • For those of us working really hard on lifestyle factors to regulate hormones, what you don't want to be doing is slathering yourself in some sort of cream that is just going to disrupt them
      • Be careful about the products you are using
      • Aging is not the most fun thing in the world
      • There is not one magical thing that fixes everything, it is the little bit of benefit that we get from each choice (diet, lifestyle, the use of biohacks like Joovv) that compounds
      • The goal for Sarah isn't to have her skin look younger, the goal is for her skin to be younger, and that is where the diet, lifestyle, and the smart use of biohacks that have scientific validity all comes together for magic (science) awesome
      • Stacy wants to remind everyone that they are wonderful and beautiful just as you are
      • Accepting yourself where you are and wanting to change is so important, so if there is something you want to change, Stacy suggests finding acceptance with yourself before you go on to find that next great thing because you might find that those laugh lines aren't something you actually want to change
      • If this is something you have done already, this is not meant to be a dig on you
      • Stacy and Sarah's goal is to simply help you be informed and make the best decisions for your health
      • Thank you for tuning in and having patience on this deeply scientific show
      • Thank you Sarah for pulling together all of this research and information
      • Don't forget that you can submit follow up questions through both Stacy and Sarah's websites or on social media
      • We will try to compile any questions received and if Stacy and Sarah need to do a follow-up show, we will as soon as we are able
      • Stacy wished Sarah a wonderful trip to PaleoFx
      • When Sarah returns, Stacy looks forward to discussing both of their wonderful trips

TPV-The-Paleo-View-Feature-Graphic-Final In this week's episode, Stacy and Sarah revisit the many questions that were received in response to episode 328, all about the amazing health benefits of drinking tea. Learn more about the science behind tea as a health-promoting tool, why Stacy and Sarah are such huge fans of Piquetea, and how you can incorporate tea into your healthy habits for maximum results. Tune in below!

 

 

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 348: The Benefits of Drinking Tea Part 2 Rapid Fire

Follow-up to episode 328 (Nov 30, 2018)

    • (0:00) Intro

      • Hiiiii friends, I’m still in Europe drinking my favorite mint tea that they give you before bed on the cruise.
      • Thanking this week’s sponsor Piquetea!
      • We received so many questions from episode 328 that we are going to do a rapid-fire Q & A today
    • (3:12) The science behind the tea!

      • Scientific studies show that regular tea consumption can decrease the risk of diabetes, liver disease, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer thanks to the high antioxidant polyphenol content of green and black tea.
      • Polyphenols in green and black tea can improve gut microbiome
        • Supports the growth of probiotic strains like Lactobacillus and suppressing the growth of pathogenic bacteria like C. difficile

          • Reverses obesity-related changes in the microbiome caused by high-fat diets!
      • Tea can add or detract from health depending on the quality
    •  (5:17) Why we partnered with Piquetea
      • Pique Tea Crystals deliver up to 12x the polyphenols of regular teas and are Triple Toxin Screened to ensure you get the most health benefits from each cup!
      • Convenient tea crystals packets, every cup is pure perfection!
      • You can quickly mix up some tea anywhere you go because they dissolve in both cold and hot water. Each packet will let you know if they should be used for hot or cold water
      • The kids love it too and we love knowing it’s not a bag of BPA soaking in hot water
      • Thanks to Piquetea for coming back to the podcast and being a product we can recommend and use for our families and Sarah is a tea snob!

 

    •  (9:09) Q:  What’s in the tea that makes it prebiotic?

      • Polyphenols!

        • They actually aren’t prebiotic, but rather influence gut microbiome composition through selective antimicrobial activity
        • Phenolic compounds from wine, tea, olives, and berries have been shown to have antimicrobial properties, such as by inhibiting the growth of Bacteroides species, Clostridium species, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella typhimurium
          • The phenolic acid curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is metabolized by the gut microflora and is able to modulate the gut microflora during colitis and colon cancer, along with improving intestinal barrier function.
        • Some polyphenols can interfere with the production of small signal molecules in pathogenic bacteria, in turn preventing the exponential growth of harmful bacterial populations
    •  (10:52) Q:  How much tea should I drink every day and when?

      • Studies evaluate in different ways but the typical result is 3-4 cups/day and in the morning for caffeine (Green/Black tea)
    •  (11:56) Q:  Does it matter what kind of tea I drink?

      • Different teas have different Phytochemicals and different amounts antioxidants

        • Generally, Green Tea is higher followed by Black Tea
        • Steeping time has the most impact of maximizing the antioxidant benefit
        • Stacy loves to drink a variety of different teas to get the most benefit

TPC=total phenolic content from https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5710/2/3/17/pdf    

    •  (14:35) Q:  Can I get gut health benefits if I only drink herbal (caffeine-free) teas?

      • Herbal teas haven’t been studied for their impact on the gut microbiome.  However, if we postulate that the polyphenols are the reason why tea is beneficial, herbal teas should still provide a benefit, albeit one that we can’t yet quantify.

        • Herbal teas do have health benefits but not as much as your green and black would need to drink more than the 3-4 recommended cups
        • No studies yet to quantify results of herbal teas for gut health benefits
    •  (18:30) Q:  If I add milk or sweetener, will I still get the gut health benefits?

      • Sweetener rant (use honey!)

        • Sugar alcohols cause gut dysbiosis issues
        • Honey is the only natural sweetener that benefits the gut
      • A1 dairy bad for microbiome (most grocery store dairy)
      • A2 dairy good (sheep or goat milk and SOME cow milk)
      • Not many studies look at the combination of dietary factors, so it’s hard to know for sure.  If we were talking about coffee, adding milk to coffee effect is that the absorption of an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid available in coffee may be reduced by 23%.
        • Black tea has quite a bit of chlorogenic acid (an antioxidant) so this effect might impact tea consumption too.
    • (26:20) Q:  Is there anything I should add to the tea to boost gut health benefits?

      • A healthy diet, sleep, stress management, activity and nature time. :P
    • (29:22) Q:  Can I still drink coffee along with the tea and get gut health benefits? What about alcohol?

      • Yes, Coffee is actually beneficial for the gut microbiome.

        • While tea has some unique benefits, coffee still offers more benefits
        • Coffee can be inflammatory or anti-inflammatory depending on genetics
          • Tea is good for us all!!!!!
      • Coffee contains the fibers arabinogalactans and galactomannans (approximately 0.5 g of soluble dietary fiber per one cup of filtered coffee), which are readily fermented by human intestinal bacteria to produce SCFAs and can expand levels of Bacteroides/Prevotella bacteria. In rodents, studies have found that coffee causes an increase in beneficial Bifidobacteria and inhibits the growth of E. coli and Clostridium species.
        • Likewise, a human trial in which 16 healthy adults consumed three cups of coffee daily for three weeks found that Bifidobacterium levels (and in some cases, metabolic activity) increased significantly.
        • An in vitro study of coffee and chlorogenic acids (or CGA, the major phenolic compounds found in coffee) also showed that coffee with the highest levels of CGA induced a significant increase in Bifidobacterium growth, while CGA induced significant proliferation of the Clostridium coccoides-Eubacterium rectale group.
        • This selective metabolism would likely be beneficial to the microflora composition and the health of the host. Although the research is too sparse to draw any definitive conclusions, some researchers have speculated that the anti-Parkinson’s effects of coffee may be related to its ability to regulate the gut microbiome and return microflora composition to a state that resembles that of patients without Parkinson’s disease.
      • Alcohol
        • Increases leaky gut
        • Feeds pathogenic strains
        • Transports endotoxins into the body
    • (35:24) Q:  How will I know if the tea is helping my gut health?

      • Experimenting on yourself: change one thing at a time, every 3-4 weeks.  For gut health, you can look at symptoms, markers of inflammation or leaky gut (serum zonulin, lactulose-mannitol test), microbiome analysis (16S rRNA like uBiome, Viome, LC science

        • We don’t know them all, just check for the 16S ribosomal RNA buzz word), stool quality.

          • Look at your stool!
  • (40:35)  Q:  Will tea help me with constipation?
    • (42:15)   Q: What about the fluoride in tea?

      • The fluoride level in tea varies but can be as high as fluoridated water (1-3mm per liter or so), and is usually higher in lower quality teas.
      • High tea consumption isn’t associated with the same health issues that chronic fluoride exposure is linked to. It may offer a protective effect of the polyphenols, but more research is needed.
      • We stick with high-quality tea and always make it with filtered water.

 

    • (45:25)  Closing

      • Piquetea screens their tea as part of their Triple Toxin screen (for heavy metals, pesticides, and toxic mold ), so we feel even better about them as a podcast sponsor! Thank you, guys!!!

      • Thanks to Sarah for an amazing rapid-fire session today!
      • Stacy will be back with us next week!!!!!!

Resources https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1504712/?page=1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24604453 https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5710/2/3/17/pdf    

The-Paleo-View-Episode-347-How-to-eat-No In this week's episode, Stacy and Sarah.............................................. Listen to find out!

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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/          

The-Paleo-View-Episode-345-Stacys-BIG-Ne In this week's episode, Stacy and Sarah.............................................. Listen to find out!

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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!
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  • 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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  • Thank you for listening.

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