1. [6:47] Anti antibiotics
2. [11:48] Paleo research
3. [18:18] Religious fasting
4. [20:40] I, Caveman Home Edition
5. [26:53] Laser weight loss
6. [33:14] HCG diet
7. [39:55] Efficacy of PEDs
8. [58:35] K Fibre
1. Anti anti-biotic and the Paleo solution
Never been a fan of the use of anti biotics and have successfully avoided needing any prescription over past 15 years. Unfortunately, that ended three days ago when diagnosed with Microplasma (http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic467.htm) and I need to go on a course of antibiotic called Citrobay. Now this anti biotic is dealing me with some nasty side affects such as severe nausea, headaches, and dizziness for about three hours after I take a dose, but unfortunately I’ve been told by doctor need to go through course as only way to get rid of the Microplasma.
Are there Paleo friendily foods, herbal solutions, or other supplements that you are aware of would assist deal dealing with the side affects of taking anti biotics?
2. Paleo-related research
Hi Robb and Gregg,
Love the podcast, the book and the website. I admit that I sometimes get lost in the minute scientific details but enjoy these discussions regardless. I always get something out of it (or at least I think I do).
As for me, I’ve been Paleo since July and have seen steady improvements in weight, energy and overall well-being. So much so that my wife decided to join “the plan” with me at the beginning of the school year along with our two kids. But my question is sort of a pie-in-the-sky:
If you were a billionaire–of the Bruce Wayne variety–and wanted to fund research into Paleo-related fields, what are the top three studies you would want to see through to completion?
Keep up the great work,
3. Religious Fasting
Anne Marie says:
Hello! I tried doing the Primal diet last year and was successful in it but I had difficulty incorporating it with our lengthy church fast. It seemed like my body was always playing catch up to meat and then no meat. etc …(Eastern Orthodox Christian). … I have a link here if you are unfamiliar with it.
Do you have any helpful tips for religious fasting and regulating the switch that occurs during the periods between fasting and non fasting to avoid a dip in energy?
Thank you so much.
4. I, Caveman Home Edition
Although I expected some Spurlockian B.S. beforehand, I really ended up enjoying the “I, Caveman” series. Spurlock was humorous and didn’t talk about the saturated fat content of that elk, so he and I are square despite the lies in “Supersize Me.” Anyway, first off: Elk + Atlatl + Robb Wolf = Most badass thing I’ve ever seen; awesome job– though, it was really sobering to see the emotion the kill brought about. Anyway, my question is this: how would you feel about someone trying a smaller-scale form of this experiment on their own? I’m in college and my best friends back home and I have a 1-2 day hiking/camping trip planned somewhere in the Appalachians. I’ve wanted to try some form of “survival” for years now, so seeing you, someone I idolize/respect, do it, I’m now more gung-ho than ever. So what do you think? Can five college kids hope to attempt a 3-day survive-athon in the mountains with basic gears & survival training and some research into wild edibles and trapping? If we were to attempt this, how would you go about preparation (ie. what to bring and what knowledge is essential)?
Thanks a lot wildman,
5. WTF? Sharks with Lasers For Fat Loss?
Ok, so there are no sharks with lasers on their heads but I thought it would get your attention. This is not really a Paleo related question but I have been Paleo for 4 months now (great results) and I listen to the podcast often and know you to be a smart, fair, and scientific individual. Would appreciate your insight on this, so here goes.
I live out on the east coast of Canada (in Fredericton NB, believe you know some CrossFit folks out this way) and recently a company has opened up shop in our area promising that they can use laser technology to “melt your fat” away and make your skinnier and healthier.
When I heard this I just shrugged it off and assumed it was more of the common quackery that is the “quick weight loss” industry. If people wanted to waste their money on this, so be it. However, recently they have started a very aggressive advertising campaign on a popular local radio station. The radio station personalities involved are extremely popular and influential in the community as well as on social media. From the sounds of it at least one of the hosts seems to be giving the impression that his new found health is directly attributable to this procedure (he is also very big on nutrition and exercise, and this is being overshadowed by the advert campaign).
Now I could care less really what the general public wants to do with this as I am all for personal accountability. However with this aggressive campaign I worry about people that I am close to actually trying this thing out. Luckily they actually post a bit of background and clinical trial information on their website so I took a read.
Essentially they are claiming to liquify the fat and it escapes the cells through a small hole made by the laser. I’m sure there is more to it but my background is in IT, not bio-chemistry. I read through a few others and they also claim it reduces Leptin levels (is this even a good idea?) as well as LDL cholesterol levels (no mention of what type of LDL is reduced). There is also some mention of increased levels of oxidation that I was not sure on since it seemed to me that they were trying to portray this as a good thing.
The most damning seems to be that most of this is non-randomized, non-blind trials. The one clinical trial they did was short term and the notes on it even say that they had not done any long term analysis on what the effects of this could be.
Do you mind taking a look at this and letting me know what you think? Maybe release the Kraken on it? The procedure is apparently approved by the FDA and Health Canada. You can find more here http://www.panaceaatlantic.com/what-is-zerona
If it is relatively harmless and the only danger is a drain on the bank account I’m all for just letting fools be fools. If this is potentially dangerous I’d like enough ammo to try and dissuade anybody I care about from signing up.
Thanks and keep up the great work.
Hey Robb and Greg,
My boss was talking to me about going on the IHCG (I believe that is Human Chorianic Gonadotropin) diet. Apparently it involves taking IHCG every day and dropping down to a 500 cal/day diet. I am adamantly against it, especially since he is planning to run a marathon this spring. Do you know about this diet? Is there any semblance of sanity to the idea of “resetting your metabolism” by starving yourself and taking a hormone?
Would you also be able to compare it to Cordain’s Paleo for Athletes? I claimed that he can “reset his metabolis” by continuing to exercise and following the Paleo for Athletes protocol. But he’s my boss, so what do I know?
Thanks for all the help in the past. Love what you guys do.
7. Efficacy of PED’s
Robb & Greg,
Over the past year, the subject of PED use amongst athletes seems to have become a popular topic in the media. Whether it be HGH, steroids, ect… there seems to be a weekly story regarding one of these substances. Coming from your background in biochemistry ,as well as Greg’s in weightlifting, from a research review or anecdotal standpoint, what would you say are the true risks associated with taking such substances? The media seems to play if off as one of the most deadly substances on the planet, yet more people die from Tylenol overdose each year. In contrast, documentaries like “Bigger Faster Stronger” depict a much brighter picture supporting the efficacy of their use. Obviously I’m not asking either of you to endorse them, but it’d certainly be nice to get the opinion of an unbiased source. Thanks for everything, and keep the podcasts coming because they’re literally the only thing keeping me sane during long drives!
8. K Fibre?
I have a question about a product i saw on tv a few days back called called K Fibre.
It is basically the fibrous pulp left over from sugar cane milling, dried and ground to a fine powder which (apparently) performs like wheat flour, but has practically no energy as it is mostly just insoluble fibre.
Have you heard of this stuff, and do you think it has any place in a low carb/paleo diet?
I like the idea of being able to eat pie and pizza again on occasion, but isn’t this basically like eating sawdust? And if so, does it really matter?
Thanks for the podcast, a great resource and very entertaining.
Going paleo has helped lower my blood pressure, reduce
my waist line and has eased the aching, arthritis like pain from several old injuries which i used to suffer in cold weather. Still hurts, but nowhere near as much.