The Paleo Solution – Episode 110
1. [3:57] Kefir
2. [10:04] Sleeping positions
3. [12:47] Alopecia areata universalis
4. [16:24] Bodybuilding and paleo
5. [20:23] Time of day for exercising
6. [27:39 ] Insulin response while dreaming
7. [31:24] Paleo hangover food
8. [35:06] Less sleep as we age
9. [41:22] Deadlift grip
1. Thoughts on Kefir
Sal says: Hey Robb, I’ve been reading a lot of literature on kefir and the benefits it has for your body. I was wondering your what your thoughts where on adding something like this to the paleo diet. If added would this be something that you would have with meals or something you would just drink post workout?
2. Sleeping Positions
Buschleague Paleo says:
Gentlemen, love the podcast and have listened to them all. After reading Lights Out and listening to the podcasts I cannot recall hearing anything about optimum sleeping positions such as on your back, side, fetal position, or some yoga pose. Also, is it “better” for you in some way to sleep on a harder surface like the floor as opposed to on a bed?
3. Alopecia areata universalis and Paleo
Hi Robb & Greg,
A few years ago, a dear friend of mine has lost all of her body hair. She has been diagnosed with the auto immune disease alopecia areata universalis. She has been offered treatment with Prednison, but has declined that, mainly because of its side effects but also given the fact that beside the hair loss (which, obviously, has had a tremendous impact on her), there are no severe symptons of the desease. She is 36 years of age, in good health and has a healthy diet. As she is sensitive to bread and diary, she already eats these foods in a very moderate way.
Are there any cases of people switching to the Paleo diet and regaining their hair?
Thanks a lot in advance guys and keep up the good work!
4. Bodybuilding and Paleo
I am a competitive bodybuilder and went paleo about a year ago and love it.I am an endomorph/mesomorph body type and find that I gain muscle quite easily, but I need to diet for 20 weeks plus to get into good shape. With paleo now I can keep my body fat in check much easier. My wife and I welcomed our daughter last year so I did not compete at all. My question is coming close to competition how would I carb up in the coming days to the show? Normally, I would begin 7 days out with little or no carbs and high protein and high fat. As the week moves forward the macronutrients shift to mostly carbs and protein on the Friday before the show upwards 500g of carbohydrates when cutting water. So, with the short list of carbohydrates that are considered paleo I would be consuming only a ton of sweet potatoes to fill my glycogen supplies or do I have other options? Is this how I would do something like this or is the carb up a myth? Love the podcast, Evander, you can have 5 fries!
5. Time of day for exercising
Hi Greg and Robb,
My question is on training and the time of the day. I’m curious if there are any net-pros or cons with going to the gym when first waking 5AM up VS going around 6PM after work.
I understand that cortisol levels are higher in the morning, but i’m not sure if this would significantly negatively impact my workout progress. If i work out too late at night I notice it affects my sleep.
If it’s not optimal to workout in the morning, which wold be lesser of two evils? Morning weight lifting or High Intensity Interval Training?
On a side note, i’m curious what your opinion is on nitric oxide pre-workout powders and if there are any paleo-friendly alternatives besides a shot of expresso in the morning. And no I don’t take pre-workout powders before I got to sleep, I’ve done that once, lesson learned.
Thanks guys, keep up the good work!
6. Insulin Responses During Dreams About Sweets
Hey Robb and Greg, congrats on the 2-year mark and still going strong! After listening to all 107 Podcasts, I’ve found a topic that I don’t think has ever been covered on the show explicitly. Here goes:
I’ve heard many experts in the field mention the idea of an Insulin response in the body as a result of just seeing or thinking about food, specifically sugary goodness. I’ve never heard anyone really expand on this idea or explain it more in-depth, but I was wondering if there is any research or science out there backing up the idea that Insulin can be released just with the thought of food? It seems to make sense that it could be the brain’s natural reaction to the anticipation of glucose about to be consumed. If so, could you expand on that?
Secondly, it brings about my curiosity as to what the significance of the Insulin response is and if it can occur during a during a dream state? For instance, I know I’ve had a few dreams that take place at a wedding and it seems the wedding cake is always a focal point. And recently, I’ve had dreams about my upcoming 8-day cruise and it the dessert buffet seems to always be present. While in conscious thought, these foods are not desirable to me as I have no issues or cravings with these foods while awake, but is it possible that I’m producing an Insulin response during these dreams without even knowing it?
Thanks for all you guys do!
7. Best Paleo Hangover Food
Best Paleo hangover food… go!
8. Less sleep as we age — why?
Hi Greg and Rob,
It seems like I haven’t heard you talk about sleep on the podcast in some time. I loved Lights Out and was recently motivated to buy a Zeo Mobile sleep tracking device. It’s been interesting to say the least — it turns out I experience three times more deep sleep than the average person, which makes total sense considering that when I sleep I am pretty much dead to the world. Anyway, on to my question:
Sleep research seems to suggest that people sleep less as they age, and their percentage of “deep sleep” decreases too. This seems suspect to me and I can’t find a good explanation for why this happens. Would you hypothesize that perhaps this may be because of some kind of neolithic neurodegeneration? Would paleolithic man experience the same decrease in sleep? It seems like so many age-related maladies are caused by things like AGEs and insulin resistance, so it makes me wonder. I realize there probably won’t be a definitive answer to this question, but I’m curious what you’re thoughts are.
PS- Keep up the good work! And congrats to Sarah Fragoso on the cookbook; I think it’s the best one out there right now (I actually use it rather than just looking at the pretty pictures).
9. This one’s for Greg
I’m an avid listener and this whole Paleo jive has totally changed my life and all that good stuff. Your podcasts get me through boring days using Access databases (man, I need a new job). I’ve written in before about medical-type questions, but managed to find a super smart doc via the Paleo physicians network who has been awesome and really really helpful.
Anyway, I have a training question that maybe Greg can help with. I’ve just started some heavy weight lifting with a strength coach. We’re working on building technique but my strength is coming along – I had my second session last week and worked up to a full set of 67.5kg back squats which I was pretty proud of.
However, I’m struggling with my straight leg dead lifts. I don’t like using a mixed grip. I don’t feel secure or confident lifting the weight with my hands facing opposite directions. My coach insists this is the best way. My question is how do I get over this discomfort? Maybe I’m just not built to do dead lifts with a mixed grip. Maybe I just need to keep working at it and eventually it’ll all be ok? Maybe I should just buy Greg’s DVD. Maybe I should just man-up. I dunno, what do you think?
Take care and keep up all the good work!