Somatotype and Diet – Episode 157
- [4:04] Acute Pancreatitis Attack Recovery Diet
- [7:47] Body Type (Somatotype) Determining Diet and Exercise
- [12:06] Squatting Below Parallel and Knee Joints
- [22:06] Olympic Lifting and Speed Through The Elbows
- [29:44] Shoulder Calcification – Frozen Shoulder
- [32:44] Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and NMT
- [38:03] Reasoning Behind Low Vitamin D Status
- [43:02] Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- [46:18] Extended Breastfeeding and Fat Loss
1. Acute Pancreatitis Recovery Diet
I’d love to hear your thoughts on a few questions I have about recovering from an acute pancreatitis attack.
Most conventional information out there states that a low fat diet is the way to recovery. That a pure liquid diet is recommended for the immediate days after the incident, and then to slowly introduce rice, whole grains, etc. and then eventually move onto a vegetarian/vegan diet. With an emphasis on no red meat, no bacon, pork, etc.
I’m sort of at a loss on direction to go. I’ve read your horror stories about following different diets (including Vegetarian), and have seen the Paleo results work, however I understand that when the pancreas has been compromised things may have to be done differently. I understand how a low fat diet contributes to recovery as the pancreas doesn’t work as hard, but at the same time, eating inflammatory foods such as rice and grains certainly can’t help either?
I’d really love your opinion or any knowledge you’d have/care to share
2. Do body types determine diet and exercise?
Love the podcast and appreciate your commitment to providing quality information for free.
My question is about body types. I only recently learned about the whole ‘ecto, endo, mesomorph’ thing – I know I’m slow!
I’m wondering what the implications are for how these different body types should approach their diet and training?
What changes, if any, are there between the three?
I’m 33 year old male, 6 foot and in the last three years have gone from 165kgs to 115kgs through training BJJ and a variety of supplemental S&C. I’ve been doing the paleo thing for the last 6 months and have certainly seen the benefits, dropping the most weight and getting fitter and faster for jiu jitsu like never before. Just wondering what I can take into account to take care of that last 10-15kgs.
Sorry for the long question and I hope you haven’t covered this topic before. If you use my question in the podcast can you let me know PLEASE, as I’m starting at the beginning and I’m only up to episode 22 – see I told you I love your podcast!
Much love from Australia.
3. Is squatting below 90 bad for the knee joint?
Hi Guys-thanks for what you do. I travel for work throughout Northern California and have all the time in the world to listen to your podcast. I enjoy listening and learning. Thanks to you I’ve been following a Paleo lifestyle for the last 2 years and have lost 30 pounds. I look, feel, and perform way better than ever before in my life. This is from somebody who lives in Tahoe and gets to ski 100+ days a year, the same with my bikes.
Also I’m an avid Crossfitter at Crossfit Avalanche in Tahoe Vista, Ca. Coaches Travis and Myles are great and their programming in not what I’ve heard referred to as a “dick measuring contest.”
Unfortunately I suffered a bad fall while riding my mountain bike on August 1st and have recently had acl reconstruction surgery and major repair to both of my meniscus.
While I’m going through the rehab process I’ve had the “opportunity” to listen and learn from my surgeon, physical therapist, chiropractor and acupuncturist.
My question regards squatting below 90 degrees. My PT says it’s tough on the knee and menisci and the joint really isn’t built for that-let alone while heavily weighted. He even goes so far as to say that very few walks of life require squats that deep – just serious weight lifters and baseball catchers. I asked my surgeon the same question. His response was something along the lines of risk vs reward. In other words, you can go below 90 and the knee/menisci can handle it but years of deep squats will take its toll.
So what gives? Is squatting below 90 degrees more of a competition standard or is it good for the knee? I’ve never had knee issues before, have a decent back squat at 315 pounds and “enjoy” pistols. Are these movements in my past or can I look forward to getting back to my normal routine.
Again, thanks for what you do, Rob
4. Olympic lifting and speed through the elbows
Hey guys, my question is for Greg today.. Robb you’ve already helped me out enormously with my diet, now I need someone to “unfuck” my flexibility and technique!!
My problem is this:
I have a power clean of 115kg, a squat snatch of 100kg, but only have a squat clean of 105kg. I’m 5’9 and 85kg.
I know that the main issue is, it’s speed through the elbows when catching in the squat position and also that my arms don’t get parallel with the ground, forcing me to kiss the ground.
My question is: I wanna look at possibly competing in some oly comps one day because I really enjoy it, but obviously suck at it, so what can I do to improve the flexibility and speed issues to help me out.
I used to do a bit of bodybuilding and that has obviously made me a lot tighter in areas I don’t want to be tight, I do CrossFit Gymnastics now days but want to mainly focus on the Oly Lifting and still encorporate some gymnastics (because who doesn’t love being upside down?!?)
any assistance you could give me would be awesome! Cheers mate!
5. Shoulder calcification
Hey Robb and Greg,
Im a 48 year old healthy male who has been paleo ( with raw dairy- recently cut this) for 4 years. Lifting twice per week full body workouts with heavier training in winter and lighter in summer.
Recently I was diagnosed with shoulder calcification. Wasn’t bad at first and thought it was a pulled muscle. 2 months later and the pain was intense with no range of movement. Saw a sports doc, got a shot and now doing PT for a resulting frozen shoulder .
Not fun to say the least. So my question: what causes this? To my knowledge I was living the dream of health and all my friends are having a good time drinking their scotch and telling me I should have stayed in the dark side.
What gives? Should I give up and join satin or will I get better to lift again.
Cheers and thanks for all your great work and humble way you present your info.
(written on iPhone on a Japanese train so apologize for any strange wording )
6. chronic pain, nmt, knowledge bombs on jre podcast
Thanks for all the awesome info! you killed it on the JRE podcast, best one i have heard.
wondering what you think about chronic soft tissue pain…have had the same nagging injury for over a year.
tried accupuncture, various different physio methodologies.
wondering what you think about NMT (nueromuscular) as opposed to fascial manipulation and other techniques. Also have you heard of Thomas Griner and Nuero Soma..thoughts?
thanks a buuch i appreciate all the knowledge.
7. yet another vitamin D question
Fun With Meat says:
Hello gifted gabbers/ramblers
I am a little confused about vitamin D after reading the following interview with Morley Robbins (aka “Magnesium Man”).
I am trying to get my head around it, but I think he is saying that the body may be keeping vitamin D levels low to prevent excess calcium being stored around the body (something to do with calcitonin?). I would love to know your thoughts on this. Vitamin D seems to have so many benefits, but it also seems strange to me that so many people have low levels, even when they are getting sufficient sunshine.
PS: Loving the podcasts down in New Zealand. I got dragged along to my first crossfit session the other night and almost died after the warmup. I think I will stick to lifting logs (and our 16month old daughter)on the beach for now.
8. guillain barre syndrome
I have been an avid listener for some time and have learned a great deal from you. thank you!
I finally have a question to submit.
My friend’s daughter was recently hospitalized and diagnosed with guillain barre syndrome. Her daughter has difficulty breathing and has lost some function of her facial muscles. It will take intensive therapy for her to recover.
This syndrome and it an auto-immune illness.
I would like to recommend to my friend that she try a Paleo approach when her daughter is able to eat properly again. Would a paleo approach be helpful to treat this sort of illness?
Do you have any literature or success stories I can share with my friend which may help convince her to try it out?
Thank you in advance for any recommendations or ideas you can provide.
9. Extended Breastfeeding and Fat Loss
Amazon Woman says:
Hi Greg and Robb!
I have a question about the effects of extended breastfeeding and the associated hormone levels on fat loss.
I’m a 36 year old mother of five who is 5’11, broad shouldered, with viking ancestry. My youngest is 15 months old. I started eating low-carb paleo/primal and doing crossfit about a year ago.
I worked my way up to 3-4 WODs plus 2 olympic lifting classes and 1-2 sprinting sessions per week and lost an initial 30lbs.
WooHoo! I felt great! But about 7 months ago the scale stalled out and hasn’t changed since then.
I know the scale is rather unreliable, but I really want to lose the butt-hip-thigh fat that seems to be stubbornly hanging on.
I thought maybe I was over-doing the WODs, and since it’s the olympic lifting that I really love I went down to 1 WOD a week but left the other workouts the same. So now I have about 5 varied workouts a week. I also eliminated the several-times a week glass of wine, which I felt was the last dietary issue I had. But still, the butt-hips-thighs remain the same.
Now, I have always breastfed my babies till the ages of 2 or 3, which works for us, and this has always kept my fertility/periods away till about 2 years. I am wondering if the hormonal effects of breastfeeding that results in amenorrhea (no periods) would be enough to prevent my body from letting go of that extra fat despite my very clean diet and weightlifting?
I am certainly not willing to wean my son so that I can look better naked, but it would be reassuring to know that it’s probably hormones working against me, rather than that I’m just not doing other stuff right.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Mama to Five, ages 12-1