Oils – Episode 146
- [3:31] Autoimmune Food Reintroduction For Vitiligo
- [9:36] Glutathione Supplementation
- [14:41] Coconut Oil and Plant Nutrient Absorption
- [17:50] Are All Oils Bad
- [23:44] Tick Causing Meat Allergy
- [26:34] Supplementation For Carb Cravings
- [28:41] A Week In The Life
- [38:42] Exercise Intensity, Aging, and Longevity
- [47:34] mTOR
1. Vitiligo question
I just finished Robb’s book (which was awesome!) and I have a question about my son. Forgive me if the answer is here, I have scoured this site as well as the forum and couldn’t find what I was looking for. Anyway, my son who is 10 has vitiligo (was diagnosed about a year ago) and we are getting ready to begin the whole 30 program, as well as eliminating some other foods that can be problematic for those with autoimmune (nightshades, etc). My question is, if we want to slowly introduce some foods when the 30 days is complete, how will we know which foods are a problem for him. Someone with rheumetoid arthritis will notice pain fairly quickly and be able to see which foods give them problems and which ones don’t. For someone with vitiligo, the pigment doesn’t disappear or reappear that quickly. I don’t want to eliminate any foods unless they absolutely cause problems for him… just not sure how we can determine which foods those are since the process *I think* would be so much slower for someone with vitiligo. Thank you so much for any help you can provide.
2. acetyl glutathione – rocks or sucks?
Yep I’ve listened to every podcast, you guys are the greatest, etc. etc. etc. etc.
Short and sweet – recently seen acetyl glutathione advertised as actually bioavailable and effective for oral supplementation. Searched pubmed / Dr. Google and ended up more confused rather than less.
1. Is this an effective way to supplement glutathione?
2. Is it even advisable to supplement glutathione at all, given the poor showing of other antioxidants in non-food form, or at levels beyond what’s found in foods?
3. Coconut oil not optimal for absorption of plant nutrients?
And there can be benefits to eating fat with carotenoid rich foods like sweet potato: http://donmatesz.blogspot.com/2011/01/study-people-prefer-carotene-complexion.html?showComment=1316336713879#c7776632542969406789. I believe it takes only 8-12g total fat for the most carotene absorption, and 40g is required for proper lutein absorption. And coconut fat is probably not ideal fat for proper carotenoid absorption because “It was postulated that carotenoids are kept in the enterocyte and not released until long-chain fatty acids (12:0 –18:0) from a subsequent meal enable carotene packaging
into chylo-microns. No secretion of chylomicrons was
observed after consumption of a medium-chain fatty acid–
containing meal (42).” from ‘carotenoid absorption.pdf’
4. misconception about all oil?
Matt From Brooklyn says:
Thanks for making my time on the subway so much more pleasant. Its fun to be the only person, or at least I think, not playing fucking video games or listening to music really loudly and actually doing something with my time.
In ‘Super Immunity” by Dr. Joel Furman, he has a section entitled misconception about olive oil. I will keep the quote short, but he essentially says ALL oil fats are bad. Coconut, olive oil, macadamia, etc….
I quote, “When you consume oil (any type of oil), there are no fat binding fibers remaining from the original oil source, That means all the calories are absorbed rapidly and stored away as body fat within minutes.” He also calls all oils processed and says that when you extract the oil, you loose the vast majority of micronutrients and are left with ‘empty calories.’
5. “Tick”-ing Meat Bomb
Hey Robb, Greg & Squatchy, faithful listener to the podcast here since the beginning (I would say religious, but that would imply I only listen once per week ;]). Since you guys did such an awesome job answering my MMA training question back on 123, I figured I would pick your brains on a current news nugget – the recent upsurge in tick-vectored alpha-galactose allergy which causes anaphylaxis ~6 hours after eating non-primate meat (not that I really want to eat primate meat). Given that grass-fed ruminants and pastured pork (bacon makes the world go round) play such a huge role in most successful Paleo templates, how would you adjust recommendations provided most mammals were no longer an option on the table? Up the chicken (what about omega-6s), move to predominately pescetarian fare, start a primate meat importation black market? I’m aware this is a very isolated potential, but from a intellectual perspective I’m intrigued, after a vegetarian fiend, I mean friend, of mine joked of putting an end to factory farming operations by you guessed it, factory farming these ticks and causing a wide-spread release – Damned Vegetarian Inclusion Conspiracy strikes again. Thanks again and hopefully you can give some good insight into the matter. Here’s a link to an article on the matter, in case you guys aren’t familiar with it yet:
6. Supplementing to curb carb cravings per Primal Body Primal Mind
Hey Robb, what is your take on the supplementation discussed in ‘Primal Body Primal Mind’ in reference to reducing carb (sugar) cravings? Supplementing your way through a shitty diet is clearly not the way to go, but perhaps something to facilitate the transition off sugar and getting over the sugar addiction to fully adopt a paleo way of eating. Thanks for your time.
7. A week in the life…
I’ve love to here more about your average days, what you eat and what you do. Mark Sisson did an interesting post on a week in his life http://www.marksdailyapple.com/a-week-in-the-life-of-mark-sisson/ and I found Robb’s comments in sleep deprived podcast #131 where he mentioned that he splits his work day to spend more time outside.
Cheers, Neil. Currently enjoying the amazing Argentinian parrilla’s!
8. Exercise Intensity–Ponce De Leon Gene Shifting Fountain of Youth
Robb and Greg–You’ve often suggested less is more when it comes to exercise. That is, running marathons, overdone cross-fit may actually reduce longevity and damage health over long term. This NY times article suggest that intense exercise “may activate a muscle stem cell called a satellite cell. With the infusion of these squeaky-clean cells into the system, the mitochondria seem to rejuvenate. (The phenomenon has been called “gene shifting.”” Could long term intensive exercise be the elusive fountain of youth Ponce De Leon sought?
5′ 11″ went from 187 to 165 and 8 percent body fat at 52 thanks to your book/podcast along with cross-fit. Eliminated doctor recommended daily Prilosec and for the first time, learned to enjoy cooking. I feel conflicted with cross-fit where I think the 5-6 day a week beat downs might cause Gene Shifting new cells fending off age or is more likely that intense exercise will increase Cortisol and inflammation accelerating aging?
Simple question with no long involved back story telling you two how awesome you already know you are or in addition how you’ve saved yet another previously miserable human being’s life.
I use USP Modern BCAA’s in conjunction with fasted training and cyclical ketogenic dieting, and USP makes a claim that their BCAA mix targets mTOR. Is upregulation of the mTOR pathway a bad thing from a longevity or cancer viewpoint?
Many thanks and well wishes for your continued successes. As well I can only dream that Greg enjoys my structured concise question and linguistics enough that he waxes ecstatic about them on the podcast. That would be the bees knees. Thanks. BigPhatEater