1. [3:35] Atkins Causing Diabetes
2. [13:11] Mitochondrial Disease
3. [16:57] Marijuana
4. [26:07] Gaining Back Weight
5. [35:26] High-Fructose Corn Syrup
6. [43:58] Dysphagia
7. [47:46] Long Term Risk of High-Dose Fish Oil
8. [52:04] Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
1. Atkins Causing Diabetes
Jay Says: Hey Robb, I was talking to a friend the other day and she mentioned that after 15 years on Atkins her aunt developed type 2 diabetes and she and the doctors blamed it on Atkins. I pressed her for more info but that was all she knew. This seems weird to me given that a lot of people reverse type 2 diabetes on low carb diets. Can you speculate, given the limited info I could provide, on how one could get diabetes from a low carb approach? If it’s not actually possible can you speculate on why someone would attribute Atkins to diabetes?
2. Mitochondrial Disease
Steven Says: Robb, Love the show. Tried to get some questions answered before but no luck. I guess they were touched on too many times or just not interesting enough so I thought I would ask something else. A colleague’s wife has Mitochondrial Disease (Cytochrome c oxidase deficiency or Complex 4) which affects everyday movement. On top of that it affects what she eats and high fat meat is almost impossible to digest. Is there any study, research, or data that shows positive effects of the Paleo diet on mitochondrial disease?
What are effects of smoking or ingesting marijuana?
please and thank you!
I am a snowflake
Just had a quick question about THC. Are there significant negative long term effects of smoking? I use a vaporizer so I know I eliminate the negative effects of tar. From doing a basic google search I see a wide variety of opinions, although there seems to be some credible evidence that marijuana has negative affects on memory and brain function. I am mostly paleo just havent eliminated the dairy yet. (Still trying to get 70’s buff) As far as other goals I would like to live to be 120 🙂 How will the use of a vaporizer over the years affect this goal? Should I quit? I am secretly hoping you will tell me that as long as I am using a vaporizer I will be fine. Hope you get to this question thank you for every thing you do you have changed/saved my life!
4. Gaining Back Weight
Liam Says: Hi Robb, first of all can I say I’m fairly new to your podcast but have been spending 6 hours a day listening to episodes (I’m a truck driver) and have been loving the acquisition of knowledge and the all round comic banter. My question; I am a former up and coming elite level shotputter who has leaned down to around 195lbs (from 275lbs) at my lightest. Currently going through the whole triathlon/running fad and actually enjoying it. I am toying with the idea of making a comeback to the shotputting and would like to know your thoughts/advice on how I would go about bulking and regaining some of the lost muscle mass whilst utilising paleo. I have heard you speak alot about the direction of goals (ie, bulking vs leaning) and I’m well aware that to bulk and maximise gains there will be a degree of fat gain with this. I’m hoping paleo will help me maximise these gains whilst minimising fat gain as compared to the old carbs, carbs and more carbs bulking. Any thoughts/tips?
5. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Dave Says: Hi Robb, Just a quick question today. I loved your recent take down of Brian Dunning’s ‘Gluten is fine’ podcast; I have found a few of his podcasts to be pretty lean on decent research. He has also done one on HFCS where surprise surprise, he basically says they ain’t so bad and are certainly no worse than other naturally occurring sugars.
Everything I have read says the exact opposite; care to quickly comment on this?
Crystal Says: Thanks for the podcast and all of the great information. I just finished a 6-week Paleo Challenge at my gym, and I busted past a plateau I had hit several times over the past few years. I lost four inches in my waist (with seemingly no effort) and gained almost 50 pounds in my back squat. It’s almost like this stuff works.
Now that I’m done bragging about my own results, I’ll ask my question. My mom is having problems with Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Her doctors have been of little help. I know little about the condition but was wondering if this is one of the many things that can be helped by eliminating grains from the diet. My mom is 60 years old, and this problem has gotten worse over the past few years. She often ends up relying heavily on liquid food, as anything that requires a lot of chewing is very difficult for her to get down. Would a Paleo diet help with this issue? Can you recommend any research on this topic?
7. Long Term Risk of High-Dose Fish Oil
Eric Says: Robb, I’ve been using your fish oil dosage recommendations from the fish-oil calculator, and listened to Dr. Barry Sears’ video on omega3, but find these doses pretty high in light of some long term studies. The short term studies show a lot of benefits, but long-term use seems to point to some risks: what do you think of some of these studies?
I’ve been eating a couple raw brazil nuts along with my fish oil to try and add in some selenium in the mix.
Are Chris Kresser and Chris Masterjohn off base here?
8. Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Nathan Says: Hi Robb. I recently read your book (loved it and so did my wife) and I have been following the paleo lifestyle for almost a year now but was sort of 80/20 about it. I recently stepped it up to the strict 30 day challenge and have had great results. Enough about me…My question is for a good buddy of mine who I’m trying to convince to give paleo a shot who has a blood disease called Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. He is 38 now and had his spleen removed in 2002 as a result of his white blood cells thinking his red blood cells were foreign (due to the antibody). Prior to that, a third of his colon was removed due to a blood clot on the bowel. Consequently, he is on blood thinners (Coumadin) which blocks vitamin K, so if he eats too many greens with vitamin K, he is more prone to clot. He also has trouble absorbing iron (they are not sure why so he takes a supplement ). I have already told him to remove grains, legumes, etc.. from his diet but my question is do you have any insight on what he could take for his iron and vitamin K issues? My concern is if he’s not going to be able to eat enough vegetables following the paleo way of eating. I think he’s just taking some run-of-the-mill multi-vitamin.