- [1:51] Coffee and Gluten Sensitivity
- [6:35] Dissolving Gall Stones
- [10:15] Dry Hair
- [15:11] Vitamin D Decline After Supplementation
- [17:11] Eating Bugs
- [19:54] Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- [26:06] Beastly Deadlifts But Pansy Squats
- [28:30] Lifting For A Lumberjack
- [34:40] Paleo Fruits and Vegetables For People With Digestive Disorders
- [41:52] Hormones In Meat and Eggs
1. Coffee and Gluten Sensitivity
Justin says: Robb, I have been a follower and an advocate of the paleo diet for a few years. I attended one of your nutrition certs about 3 years ago when you still worked for crossfit. It changed my life and I’ve seen it positively effect the life’s of my friends and family members. Thank you for everything you do.
I respect your opinion so I wanted to ask you about this… http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/gluten-issues-or-celiac-dont-drink-coffee/
I know you attended Paleo FX but I’m not sure if you saw or heard this while attending. Like you, I believe coffee is delicious and makes you feel great! I’d like know if your stance changes at all after reading this?
2. Dissolving Gall Stones
Brandon says: Hey, Robb and Greg! Love the podcast and highly appreciate the work that you put into everything you do including your respective websites!
I am a personal trainer and have a female client that weighs over 325 lbs. We have been working together for about 3 months and things have been improving in terms of general strength and conditioning. I decided to try using the Paleo diet as an intervention to aid in her health issues (depression, thyroid issues and potential numerous other problems). About a week in, she said that she was feeling good but then had her first gall bladder attack. I am assuming that this is due to years of poor diet based in high carbs plus the sudden the increase fat intake.
She is currently scheduled for surgery in November but is on an emergency wait list and could go in with under 3 days notice. I know how doctors seemingly love to perform this procedure but I am wondering if there is a paleo friendly, bio-hack-esque solution to dissolve the gall stones and thus avoiding spending time under the knife.
Thanks for reading and sifting through my ramble!
3. Dry and tangled
Eva says: Hey Robb and Greg, I’ve been making my way through all 125 podcasts and I haven’t found anything that addresses hair while paleo. (sorry if it’s already been mentioned!)
I’m a 20 year old female, 5’6 140lbs and have been paleo for the last 6 months. I’ve seen some good results, mostly with my energy levels but theres been one thing that has given me issue.
After I went paleo, my hair became really dry and knotted easily… Its mostly the bottom half and its worst directly above my neck from the back.
No matter how much conditioner or the amount of times I comb it out, it still feels really frayed and hay-like.
Any ideas on what it could be or what I can do? And please do not say shave it off! (hair length goes to about mid back)
Thanks for all that you do! (you guys are definitely the most fun paleo podcasters to listen to!)
4. vitamin D decline
My son put me on to you and sent me 4 of your books to distribute to family members.
I wonder what you think about this…I had a low Vit D of 30 so I got l,000 mg supplement in addition to my multi vitamin, that I took daily. When I was retested my D dropped to 15. Any ideas?
5. Eating Bugs
Matt says: So what’s the story on bugs? I can’t imagine that pre-agricultural people didn’t get a decent proportion of their nutrients from bugs.
Why nearly starve trying to atlatl an elk when a feller can just dig around in the grass for a few hours and come up with a big plate of grubs and grasshoppers?
I’ve heard Robb say that Paleo probably isn’t a sustainable or inexpensive way to feed the world’s people. But what about bugs?
Bugs bugs bugs.
Talk to me about bugs, Robb!
6. Carpal Tunnel: Fact or Fiction and What to do?
Mike says: Dear Rob and Gregg, To keep this short, My girlfriend has recently been ‘diagnosed’ with Carpal Tunnel after a year and a half of battling wrist pain.
She’s worked with the Occupational Therapy folks in HR, tried different braces, chairs, positions, desks, stretches, moving every 30-40 minutes, etc
She’s been primal/paleo for the past 2+ years having done 2 whole 30’s in the past 6 months. Regardless of what she does, her pain fluctuates from annoying to crippling. I have told her she needs to do more ‘activity’ which is probably her weakest point, but she says it ‘hurts’. I’ve had wrist pain before myself and found that exercise, rest, and diet fixed this problem. She thinks she’s getting enough Omega 3 and Vitamin D3 with her supplements, but maybe she’s not getting enough?
Is Carpal Tunnel a real thing that really needs surgery or can it really get better with diet, rest, and exercise (like mine did). How do you overcome the lack of exercise from the wrist pain? Is there some supplement, stretch, or something she can try? I’m taking her to acupuncture next! Please help!
Many thanks for your podcast which helped me survive the trip from NC to Los Angeles.
ps: Morgan Spurlock said you were a bad ass and that they never would have had a chance in the caveman show without you. Here’s the link – http://www.sourharvest.com/2012/01/24/morgan-spurlock-in-discussion-with-andrew-hosner-from-thinkspace-at-the-affordable-art-fair-la/
7. Beastly deadlift, pansy squat
Alex says: Hi Robb and Greg, Going to try and keep this short and sweet. 5’8″ at 150ish lbs with a 28-29 in inseam.
Deadlift is 375 for multiple sets of doubles, Squat is maybe 200 for a double (way below parallel for thigh position).
What gives? I’ve tried upping the squat volume, changing rep schemes, number of sets, weight percentage and number of days doing squats.
I believe mobility was an issue before, especially in the hip and ankle area. I’ve been doing Kelly Starrett’s drills which have helped significantly to correct this.
Any ideas how to improve my numbers?
Goals are rock climbing, martial arts and just having a burly strength to weight ratio.
8. Lifting For A Lumberjack
Matt says: Robb and Greg, First off I would like to thank both of you for doing this podcast, it is a great resource for nutrition and exercise.
I compete in timber sports at the collegiate level and would like some recommendations for strength training. Timber sports is a rare sport, but it includes events that require a lot of strength and power for no more than a minute. I’m curious as to what kind of lifts, as well has how many repetitions and sets, I should be doing for this type of sport. More specifically, the events I compete in are underhand chop, standing block chop, and single buck cross cut. Since not many people are aware of this sport, at the bottom of this message you can find links to see what these different events look like in case you are not familiar with them.
In order to allow you to include the most accurate response, I thought I should include some personal information about myself.
1) I am a 21 year old male.
2) I weigh 175 lbs and am 6 feet tall.
3) I only have access to a University gym, so something like Crossfit football would be difficult to do where I will be working out.
4) I am comfortable doing lifts like squatting, dead-lifting, and power cleaning.
5) I have no aesthetic goals, only performance.
6) I will be Wildland firefighting this summer, which includes a lot of weighted hikes (around 45 lbs) and high-rep body weight training. So I will be transitioning from endurance focused training to strength and power training.
Here are the links:
Thanks again for the help it is greatly appreciated!
9. Paleo diet for people can’t tolerate fruits and vegetable well
Rebecca says: Hi Robb & Greg, I’ve only just recently discovered your podcast, so I’m sorry if a similar question has been brought up before. What do you recommend for people who want to try a Paleo diet, but don’t tolerate fruits and vegetables well?
I am an acupuncturist and I see a lot of people with various digestive disorders such as Crohn’s, IBS/IBD, and “mystery” stomach issues. I have one patient in particular with Crohn’s who was told by his gastroenterologist that about 3 1/2 feet of his small intestine is now actively infected/inflamed and wants him to start taking Humira and a steroid. At our first appointment I asked about his diet and he said that he mainly eats bland, white foods. So rice, pasta, breads, pork, and chicken. No wonder he’s so inflamed!! He is unable to eat any greens, bell peppers, seeds, and really most fruits and vegetables in any form. If he does, it sets off his Crohn’s symptoms with severe stomach pain, diarrhea, and being completely laid up for several days. I suggested a Paleo diet. He’s very reluctant to go completely grain-free because he’s afraid he will be left with very little to eat. He is ok with going gluten-free, and has been doing great with it so far. He’s reporting some improvement in symptoms, but I think he could be doing better if he went full Paleo. I’m going to continue to lean in to him about trying it just for 30 days.
I feel that once he gets the inflammation down and his gut is able to heal, then his sensitivity to the fruits and vegetables will decrease and maybe he’ll be able to slowly incorporate them in to his diet, at least in the form of soup or maybe in a smoothie. Are there particular kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as types of preparations, that you would recommend someone with Crohn’s or any other digestive condition to start with when trying to reintroduce fruit and veggies in to their diet? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Lindsey says: Hi Robb,
I’m eating fairly close to the paleo diet but am still weary about the amount of fat and protein in the diet. One of my main concerns stems from the large amount of hormones one would consume by eating so much meat and eggs. I’ve heard that one egg has a significant amount of hormones in it and I just don’t feel comfortable consuming that much animal product because of this. Could you offer some information regarding this issue, please?