DHEA – Episode 149
- [6:06] Liposuction Effect On Fat Cells
- [10:54] Animal Studies And Relevancy To Humans
- [17:54] Tonic And Phasic Muscles
- [25:48] Low Vitamin B12
- [28:18] Female Hardgainers
- [34:43] Nutrition And Training For A Carpenter
- [40:11] DHEA
- [45:11] Dupuytren’s Contracture
- [49:12] Ketogenic Diet Effect On Thyroid
1. Hyperplasia obesity
I am a medical student. And in my lecture, a plastic surgeon was saying that if they perform liposuction on a person’s visceral fat, those adipocytes will no longer be there so if that person gains weight it will be elsewhere in the body.
I find it hard to believe…but are you aware of this phenomenon? Would love to hear your thoughts on whether this is a good/bad procedure.
Thanks so much for all you guys do
2. deciphering research articles
I’m sure you wont get to this but I thought I would throw it out there-
When I am reading research articles that use pigs/ rats/ cows etc as their subjects, how do I know if their digestive system is set up the same as humans. For example, one argues the humans have not adapted to eating grains and were never meant to thrive off them, but is the same for these animals? Are rats “supposed” to eat meat? are the results possibly skewed bc we are feeding these subject a food they are not meant to have and maybe we are/ aren’t? Hope this makes sense! Thanks so much As always, your podcasts are a pleasure and have helped me with my dietetics practice immensely
3. Tonic and Phasic Muscles and Paul Chek
What are your thoughts on tonic and phasic muscles? Paul Chek says important. Poliquin says stoopy.
Quotes & links:
Chek: “A knowledge of tonic and phasic muscle systems and the needs imposed by each individual’s work, recreation or sporting environment, as well as their current and past history of injury, and a current work-up on their joint range of motion will lead to optimal results.” http://www.trainingdimensions.net/BPWC_Resource/WC_Resource_Documents/Fitness_elements/intelligent_stretching.pdf?ArticleID=2401
Poliquin: “What all this means is that although they are convenient terms, the words phasic and tonic cannot adequately describe the function of muscles and should not be used as a tool to help you with program design.” http://www.charlespoliquin.com/AskCharles/Question.aspx?ID=357
Sneaky question: What are your thoughts on Paul Chek in general?
4. Low in Vitamin B12
I just had a blood draw as part of a routine physical. My doctor said I’m too low in Vit B12. Everything I’ve read says that the best sources of B12 include eggs and beef. I’m confused as to why my levels are so low because those are staples of my paleo diet. Any thoughts or recommendations? She’s recommending a supplement.
5. female hardgainers
Erica says guys,
I’d like to hear a step guide for the skinny (or skinny-fat) woman on how to add muscle with minimal fat gain.
Stephani Ruper of the Paleo for Women blog points out that women’s bodies hang on to fat more tenaciously than men’s, and that as such, IF isn’t necessarily a great thing for the ladies.
I also understand that because of our relatively lower levels of testosterone and HGH, we put on muscle slowly and add fat more readily when bulking, if you want to put it that way.
I’m no biochemist, but I’d like to know what I should do to put on muscle and why I should do it.
Thanks, love the podcast. Pardon me if this has been covered elsewhere in your show. I have not listened to all of your podcasts just yet.
6. paleo and training for a carpenter
Hi Robb and Big Greazy. I have a question about being a carpenter and also loving the paleo living.
So stats; I’m 27, 180 (gained 20lbs of lean muscle after being paleo for the last 2 years), crossfit 3 times a week, climb twice a week, and run every once and a while. My occupation makes me lift extreamly heavy and be totally gassed. Other days I’m doing something very intricate with little effort.
My question is two fold. firstly, what should I tweak in my diet to keep me where I should be (goals: be strong, fast, explosive and hoping to gain another 5 lbs of muscle).
Second, during the summer when heat and fatigue keep me from reaching my goals for exercise per week (comma here? greg help me) what should my training look like to help me keep the gains I get during the other 8 months of the year.
I was so stoked to hear you liked to boulder by the way. thanks to both of you for all your hard work. You bring lots of laughs and great knowledge into many lives.
Hi Robb and Greg
First thanks so much for your podcasts; I have become much smarter whilst training for my first season of ultrarunning !
My question is; what do you think about DHEA OTC supplementation ? It has been suggested that athletes over 40 have low testosterone ( male and female ) and often benefit from taking DHEA 25 to 50 mg. It has been implicated in improving bone density, preserving muscle and protecting female athletes from the deleterious effects of low estrogen. I am interested in the ability DHEA has in protection against connective tissue wear and tear as well – Fact or Fallacy ??
8. Dupuytren (in the beginner, but very irritate)
I’m Bacharel in Physical Education from Såo Paulo University i Brazil,
and work as wellness coaching and fitness consulting. The last 10 years I’ve follow the greatest experts in nutrition and sports. I’m also Chek HLC level 3.
Robb I have read many books in my life, but never gave me a book like this so much information. I can not stop reading. It is WONDERFUL and easy to understand. I’m simply fascinated by these information and “passionate” about you. Very many thanks for writing a book as fascinating as this.
About a year ago, began to appear a few nodules in the palm of my left hand. This condition is called Dupuytren and can be very irritate some times.
I’m wondering if you perhaps know something about it and if yes, could you give me some advices to avoid a surgery, thanks.
I have seen a few doctors and a physioterapeut. It is very in the beginning. According to them there is no other alternative and surgery later on. I do not want to wait long to do something.
Please let me know if you know something about it.
I’ve eating only organic foods in the past 15 years and I do not eat foods that contain gluten and after start to reed your book I alsa stop eat kinoa and rice.
By the way where your Jiu Jtsu coach came from in Brazil?
9. Ketogenic diets bad for thyroid?
Hello Robb and Greg,
First let me say that I love your podcast. I find excuses to spend drive time every Tuesday just so I can listen to it as soon as it is released. I have five kids and the DVD player in the van keeps them quiet so I can focus on your nuggets of wisdom.
On to my question. About four years ago I had to have half of my thyroid removed and the other half still has a benign tumor on it. This came after following Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s dietary advice for more than two years. We have been working on healing the kids physical issues as well as mine from that time period for over two years now and slowly finding improvement following a 100% paleo approach (no 80/20 for us).
My youngest daughter Zoe was born three months ago and I have been following a cyclic ketogenic protocol for a few weeks in an effort to drop the added baby weight. I am having hypothyroid symptoms flare up however and came across this article http://www.cheeseslave.com/why-i-ditched-low-carb/ . Although she doesn’t reference any scientific evidence that low carb can suppress thyroid function, it has me freaked out enough to add a bit of fruit/ tubers back in daily. Is there any truth to this and also do you have any advice for regulating my thyroid function without drug intervention? I have hesitated to have the doc check my levels because I know she’ll want to give me drugs. I would like to avoid that if at all possible. I am strictly breast feeding and even pumping extra to feed my 3 and 6 year olds a bit each day, if that makes any difference. Thanks so much in advance. – Paleoyogini