- [3:27] Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
- [5:40] Distended Abdomen
- [10:03] Canola Oil and Carotenoid Absorption
- [13:03] Did Cavemen Eat More Plants?
- [16:26] Best Olympic Weightlifting Certification
- [20:33] Glucose and Fat “Combustion”
- [25:33] Cancer as a Metabolic Condition
- [28:55] Heart Rate and Metabolism Post Workout
- [33:08] BPA and Pseudo Estrogens
1. low dose naltrexone
I heard you speaking about low dose naltrexone on one of the podcasts, but it wasn’t clear about why the person was taking it. I go on and off of it for M.S- I have been great with my disease for 3 years- ever since changing my diet- I do sometimes as insurance take LDN- but lately haven’t bothered- What are your thoughts
2. Distended Abdomen
Hi, I am a 32 year old female. I started eating paleo in January of 2011. I have participated in four challenges since then, and when I am not on a challenge, I eat about 90% paleo, sugar being the biggest “cheat”. I have really tried to stay away from gluten, and rarely eat it. I joined crossfit in January of 2012, and I also train for marathons as well as outrigger canoe paddling. A few years ago (before my first paleo challenge) my abdomen started becoming distended after eating and I had the feeling of being bloated. And often I would wake up in the morning with a distended abdomen. This has continued fairly consistently for the past few years. My stomach looks like I am pregnant, and is very firm (as if a balloon has been blown up inside my lower abdomen). Rarely do I see what my stomach looks like without distention. I also have excessive burping, especially when I run. When I drink water and continue running, I burp a lot.
I went to my doctor, and he told me to exercise more and eat more fiber. I took his advice on the fiber, but not on the exercising, as I was already exercising 5-6 days a week. The fiber had no effect on my stomach, but gave me gas. I returned to the doctor, he did a blood test to test my thyroid levels, for celiac disease, and parasites. After they came back normal he sent me to a gastroenterologist. The gastroenterologist said that I had heartburn, and put me on medication, which again did nothing. After failed attempts with Medical doctors, I did my own research and tried a few things including: going off birth control, drinking unfiltered apple cider vinegar before eating, taking Hydrochloric acid tablets, body cleanses, probiotics, digestive enzymes. None of these had an affect on my abdomen. I tried each one in isolation for a duration of a month.
I would like to know if there is something I am missing that is causing my abdominal distention. If you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them! Thank you!
3. Canola Oil
We have a local Paleo group on Facebook where we share recipes, debate topics, post local sales, and ask questions in general about the Paleo lifestyle and Whole 30. We do 30 day challenge groups and we have been doing this for about 3 months, so we are fairly new in our research. We listen to several different podcasts and review books and articles. Once of our members found an article in Good Housekeeping that states “What you drizzle on you bowl of greens may be just as in important as what’s in it. A recent Purdue University study found that dressings made with canola oil were best at helping your body absorb the healthy compounds-like lutein and lycopene-found in vegetables” I know that everything we have researched has told us canola oil is bad and usually if we come across something like this I always tell our friends refer to the book, and my answer this time was just plain GMO, but I was wondering what your thoughts were on this, how they could have come to this conclusion, and how to help our group understand it better since it was a “study” based on a reputable institution.
Thanks so much for all the information you provide. You have helped our group tremendously.
4. Caveman diet
This article suggests that “cavemen” ate Less Red Meat, More Plants.
What’s your take on this report?
5. Weight Lifting and Learning.
Hi, Robb and Greg. I had a question primarily for Greg I would think. Out of all the Olympic weightlifting certs out there which one do you think is the most beneficial? I was considering the USA weightlifting course. I have a pretty firm grasp on the lifts through formal instruction playing collegiate level sports and my own research (I own both your book and DVD), but wanted some pedigree of sorts to make it official. You guys both rock and sorry Robb for not having a question for you!
6. Fat – doesn’t it burn well???
Robb and Greg! Thanks for a GREAT podcast! I have listen to it since episode 1, and from knowing NOTHING about nutrition it has often been hard to understand what you were talking about! (and sometimes still is :-)! ) But I keep listening, and because of you (and other reasons too though), I am now studying Sport and Science at University (in Denmark).
My question is simple: When reading about how macronutrients are being “burned/used” by the body, I often read in books that if you have a very low level of glucose coming into the cells (like if somebody had diabetes 1, or I guess, if you went on a very low carb diet too), then cells will increase the use of fat as a fuel instead. And then!! – they write: “this can lead to an incomplete combustion of fat and can lead to a production of the acid-like ketone bodies which can lead to ketoacidosis”.
May question is more about: what is this “incomplete combustion”? How is it incomplete? And how would some glucose into the cells make the combustion any different, and then thereby making the combustion “complete”?
I just haven’t been able to find that answer yet!
Hope you can help me, since I am getting very frustrated about this “incomplete fat-burning”….
Keep up the good work!!!
P.s. Sorry for any mistakes in my English, or if my question(s) are unclear.
7. Cancer as a metabolic disease
I saw a tweet of yours a couple of weeks back about Dr Thomas Seyfried and how his work seems to show that cancer may be a metabolic disease due to impaired mitochondrial health.
I have since done some reading of Dr Seyfried’s work and also listened to his interview on Jimmy Moore’s show. I am a little confused and have two questions:
1.) Dr Seyfried seems to think that unrestricted ketogenic diets would be dangerous and that they should only be done under calorie restriction. Do you think it dangerous to be on a long term ketogenic diet without necessarily restricting calories?
2.) Do you think it is a good idea to do an extended 7 day fast once a year as per Dr Seyfried’s recommendations?
Hope this makes it to the podcast. Thanks for all the great information.
8. Heart Rate Recovery Time
Hello Robb & Greg,
I’ll keep this brief. My wife keeps coming home from intense CrossFit workouts wondering why her heart rate is still so high 10, 15 or 20 minutes later. She then goes on to wonder just what the heck proper recovery time really is. She might also wonder about other things like how long her metabolism might stay elevated. In keeping with the dictum “happy wife, happy life” might you be able to give me some type of informative answer I can pass along to her, at least as regards to heart rate? Why ask you two? Because you are entertaining and will most like give me better information than I would get trying to sort through hits from the Google machine. Not to mention the fact that my wife is more likely to believe the two of you than she is me on this particular topic.
9. Pseudo-estrogens soup/ BPA WTF?
Robb, Greg, and Heir Squatch! Love the show. Thanks for keeping the ‘magic of mediocrity’ alive! Long time listener first time writer.
So I’m curious about your feelings regarding the whole pseudo-estrogen BPA plastic bottle mess. How significant a concern is this?
I probably don’t have the greatest hormonal profile in the world so I’d like to do whatever I can to help it.
Basically I just wanna know if you think I should throw away my nalgene bottle and get an aluminum one or what?
Quick rundown my history: I was born on a Monday, hate boardgames, stubbed my toe real good a few weeks ago and think it may be broken. Oh also! I have a BMI and an old Fran time.
Thanks for all you guys do,