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Robb Wolf - The Paleo Solution Podcast - Paleo diet, nutrition, fitness, and health

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Episode 409 - Amber O'Hearn - Carnivore Diet

On Episode 409 of the Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Amber O'Hearn. Amber is a data scientist by profession with a background in math, computer science, linguistics, and psychology. She has been studying and experimenting with ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Tim Noakes in his recent trial. Amber has been eating a plant-free diet since 2009. Show Notes 00:48 – Summary/Pre-Intro 1:50 – Amber O’Hearn’s story and background 7:46 – Process of getting into a carnivore diet 11:31 – The stories of transformation and autoimmunity treatment with the carnivore diet 14:08 – Variance in the carnivore diet and what foods it consists of 18:25 - Experimenting with food removal and where to start 22:18 - Exercising while very sick 25:43 – Depression 28:23 – Fecal transplants and gut microbiome 34:50 – Individual results are what matters 38:06 – Comparing drug response efficacy to diet 40:20 – Risk/Reward for a carnivorous diet 43:18 – Who should not do a carnivore diet 45:50 – Social Ostracism 47:52 – Anaerobic exercise, carnivore, and keto 48:30 – Chasing ketones and good protein intake 55:30 – Gluconeogenesis 57:26 – Carnivore diet resources Website: http://www.empiri.ca/ Amber's Guide: http://www.empiri.ca/p/eat-meat-not-too-little-mostly-fat.html http://justmeat.co/ http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/ Twitter @KetoCarnivore Facebook: L. Amber Ohearn Instagram: @Ambimorph

1hr 3mins

11 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 374 - Mark Sisson - The Keto Reset Diet

This week we have my good friend Mark Sisson on the show! Mark is the founder of Mark's Daily Apple, Primal Kitchen (their mayonnaise is fantastic) author of The Primal Blueprint, The Primal Connection, Primal Endurance, and more. Listen in as we discuss what Mark has been up to, the keto diet, benefits of keto, electrolytes, keto supplements, and more.   Mark's guide to keto: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-definitive-guide-to-keto/ Grab a copy of Mark's book that releases today: The Keto Reset Diet

1hr 6mins

3 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 342 - Dr. Bryan Walsh - "Adrenal Fatigue" and Low Cortisol

On this episode of the podcast we have guest Dr. Bryan Walsh. Dr. Walsh is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, an expert in biochemistry and human physiology, and currently delivers courses in biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology as an Instructor at Maryland University of Integrated Health. Listen in as we talk all about the myths and truths of "adrenal fatigue", the causes of low cortisol, interaction with the immune system, testing, and more. This was a super interesting episode, and I even learned a good bit on the topic myself. Definitely give this one a listen! Guest: Dr. Bryan Walsh Website: http://www.drwalsh.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbryanwalsh

58mins

8 Nov 2016

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Episode 438 - Q&A with Robb & Nicki #31

It's time for Episode 438, Q&A #31! Submit your own questions for the podcast at: https://robbwolf.com/contact/submit-a-question-for-the-podcast/ If you want to see the video for this podcast, be sure to check out our YouTube channel.   Show Notes: 1. Is Carbonated Water Okay? [1:41] Brice says: Just listened to Wired To Eat and loved it. I'm not too far off from this diet, am pretty "fit", but too frequently make exceptions which I think are totally sabotaging my efforts. I'm still curious about your thoughts on carbonated water without added colors and flavors - like Topo Chico, Croix, Perrier, etc. I have one of these every couple days.. more as a treat than anything. 2. Have You Seen This Gluten Enzyme Study? [3:40] Austin says: http://suppversity.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-gluten-solution-aspergillus-niger.html This is an enzyme that apparently neutralizes (or has the potential to) the inflammatory effects of gluten. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. If you've talked about it in a podcast already could you point me in the direction of finding it. If you haven't talked about it, could you include it in an upcoming podcast? Thanks, Austin 3. Ancestral Consumption of Psychoactives? [7:42] Charles says: Hey there Robb! I'm a "never smoker" as my doctor calls it and intend to stay that way, but this week I'm experimenting with very low dose nicotine patch.  Got 21mg clear patches and cut into 8 to 12 pieces, one per day during daylight hours. Intentionally avoiding the nicotine rush I've found with gums and lozenges.  Jury is still out overall, but so far it seems to help improve ADHD, intermittent fasting, and persistent low mood. But that got me to thinking:  For ancient hunter-gatherers, what would the usual modes of consumption be for such "medicinal" plants?  Aside from smoking ("hey let's light this stuff on fire and breathe deep! great idea! cough cough gag") which is indeed attested in the historical contact record...  My guess is tobacco, coca, and khat in their weaker pre-agricultural breeds would be chewed and spit. Maybe Mary Jane (again, the weaker natural version) would be an herb to go with fatty meats.  Yerba mate and ordinary tea we know have been drunk in a hot water infusion. Then there's coffee and chocolate which are more recent... Maybe part of our modern problem with drug abuse isn't the drug itself, but rather how it's been bred and prepared incorrectly.  Much as it is with food. This is all speculation though. Have you given the matter any serious thought? 4. Vegan Vitamin D3? [23:36] Leonardo says: Hi Robb, I just wanted to ask how do they make VEGAN vitamin D3 supplements? Vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol is an animal product and it is created from cholesterol, isn't it? How do lichens or other sources produce it? Is it the same form? Is it bioavailable in the same way? Thanks for everything you do, I appreciate your work, Leo 5. Gut Dysbiosis Concerns on Keto? [25:06] Keenan says: Dear Robb, I appreciate very much your non-dogmatic approach when it comes to tackling information regarding VLC and keto dietary approaches (ie who are you, what are your performance needs, are you sick and busted up, a hard charging athlete, etc). That's why I feel you're the best person to ask about this, as you aren't inherently biased. I have a family history of cancer, depression, mental illnesses, addiction, and adult ADHD.  I haven't been diagnosed with any of these issues, though I definitely deal with unevenness in mood and focus.  Besides my interest in preventing any future health issues for which I might be at risk, I've found that a very low carb, high fat diet just seems to suit my brain the best.  I'm less irritable and anxious, my sex drive is fine, and most importantly for me, my focus and attention is just totally on-point. I've tried a multitude of eating styles but VLC is the only one that finds me springing out of bed in the morning with the birds chirping and excitement to get to work each day. I call it "natures adderall" except I don't have any crazy stim-mania. The only thing holding me back from maintaining this approach is a nagging worry about the hypothetical implications of long term VLC, as it pertains to GI microbiome diversity, potential dysbiosis risks, mucin production, thyroid problems, etc.  I've read as much as I can find from the experts I tend to trust in this field (Attia, D'agostino) but I've yet to find anything that definitevly quells my worry of causing some sort of damage, from which it might be difficult to come back.  Do you think the long terms risks might be overblown? I do take prescript-assist and raw potato starch as potential mitigators, but I don't know if VLC is taking a step or two back for my gut bugs, and I'm very concerned about treating them well.  I always suspected gut problems being at the root of my late father's alcoholism and his myriad of inflammatory problems. Some of these worries have prevented me from staying in keto for longer than about a month at a time. Every time I start phasing a larger amount of carbs back in, however, there's a mild and annoying accompanying brain fog and up/down cycle, seemingly irrelevant of the dietary source. I understand that these questions get vetted and you're busy, so no worries if this doesn't make the cut.  I sincerely appreciate everything you and your team have done for the health of my family and myself, as well as the awareness you're raising regarding even larger political issues we're facing. Sincerely, Keenan LeVick   Where you can find us: Submit questions for the podcast: https://robbwolf.com/contact/submit-a-question-for-the-podcast/   Transcript: Download a copy of the transcript here (PDF)

39mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 441 - Q&A with Robb & Nicki #34

We're back with Episode 441, Q&A #34! Submit your own questions for the podcast at: https://robbwolf.com/contact/submit-a-question-for-the-podcast/ Individual question videos are linked in each question title, but if you want to see the complete video for this podcast, be sure to check out our YouTube channel.   Show Notes: 1. Are Low Calories OK In Keto? [2:41] Lee Anne says: Hi Robb, A question maybe for a podcast. We have all heard the stories of people eating very low fat and low calorie diets to lose weight (think Biggest Loser). They later gain the weight back and can no longer eat as much as they used to and maintain as their metabolism is messed up. I am wondering if there is any science behind a low calorie (800-1000) per day hurting your metabolism? My thinking is if you are getting enough nutrients between food and supplements within the 800 calories - plus you body is "eating" your fat stores - would there not be any negative effects? Would love to hear you thoughts! I was not able to find anything relating to this on the web. I have always tried to stick to a small calorie deficit (eating around 1600-1800 per day). And while successful, lower calories would probably speed up weight loss. I have lost about 60lbs following your plan and still have another 100 to go. Thanks and love everything you do! Thanks for changing my life! Lee Anne Hesbacher Keto Masterclass student 2. Weighted Blankets? [11:28] Steven says: Hey Robb, I've been hearing a lot about weighted blankets lately in relation to calming anxiety and improving quality of sleep. Do you have any experience with these? Any idea if they would be a good sleep hygiene hack for someone who just wants to optimize sleep? Love the podcast! -Steven Click here to check out the Chilipads I mention in this answer. GAME CHANGER for sleep.  3. Keto and Bowel Movements? [13:26] Amanda says: Hi! My question today is on keto and bowel movements. I've been keto for over five months (thanks to the Keto Masterclass) and paleo for almost 7 years. I love the philosophy of how do you look, feel and perform and have seen improvements in all those categories since first becoming paleo and then keto. My question is on bowel movements while on keto; what is normal and what is a red flag? As you have stressed, supplementation with electrolytes is key and I was taking magnesium a little too much; 1 LMNT during the day and Natural Calm before bed. Bowel movements were overly loose and that’s never fun. I've been taking Natural Calm for years and it was a part of my night time routine before starting keto. The over supplementation of magnesium was an unintended consequence. After watching the magnesium I've become more solid but feel bowel movements are less frequent overall. Digestion is slow moving and I feel pressure in my lower abdomen. Not pain, not bloating or anything like that; just some pressure. The pressure will be there till I eat and things are pushed through. Is this normal? Am I eating too large of meals? Are there electrolytes I could be missing? I typically have a large breakfast, a medium lunch and a small dinner. I sometimes fast dinner; it's just depends on my schedule. Between the satiating nature of keto and the breakfast/lunch, I rarely feel I need anything in the evenings. Thank-you for all you do. I hope all are settling into your new home and I look forward to future podcasts! 4. City vs Suburbs vs Small Town vs Country? [18:12] Jason says: Hi Nicki & Robb, Since you're in the middle of moving, I've got a question about where I should live. In my last gig, I needed to live in city for work. A suburban house, but with good access to transit and an easy bike ride to work. I've recently switched to working remotely, so I've got a lot more flexibility and wondering if I might benefit from a different way of life. What are your thoughts on living situations & surrounding built environments and their impacts on health and happiness? For reference, we're a mid-30s married couple with no kids (but trying) and a dog. Mostly homebodies, but we have friends, family, and a great crossfit box in the city. Lots of options for living in small towns, acreages, hobby farms, near the lake, all within an hour drive of the city. I've been a follower for many years and your work has helped me in so many different ways, so thank you! Jason 5. Your Move to Texas? [26:13] Kirk says: Robb & Nicky, Welcome to Texas. I moved here 35 years ago and haven’t regretted it. The New Braunfels area is fantastic being in between Austin and San Antonio. So many great attractions whether it’s outdoor recreation, live music, or educational opportunities for your children.  No income tax is great as well, however property taxes might be higher than what you are accustomed to.  I know it isn’t a health or nutrition question, but could you talk about your decision to move to Texas and what you hope to accomplish here? Best regards, Kirk Robb’s poop update during Question 5 [35:24 - 38:34]   Where you can find us: Submit questions for the podcast: https://robbwolf.com/contact/submit-a-question-for-the-podcast/   Transcript: Download a copy of the transcript here (PDF)

43mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 255 - Mark Sisson

Featuring guest: Mark Sisson http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ http://www.primalblueprint.com/product/Primal_Blueprint_Expert_Certification/Education

37mins

27 Jan 2015

Rank #6

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 200

Featuring guest Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain.

1hr 26mins

17 Sep 2013

Rank #7

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Episode 419 - Mikhaila Peterson - Carnivore Diet Advanced Blood Work

This episode of the podcast we have guest Mikhaila Peterson. Mikhaila has become well known for putting her severe Rheumatoid Arthritis into remission by using a carnivore diet after trying everything else. Listen in as we chat about the carnivore diet and the results of her new blood work she had done recently. Show Notes [0:53] – Summary and pre-intro [2:18] – Introduction, and Mikhaila’s previous carnivore bloodwork [3:15] – Last ditch effort to manage autoimmune disease (RA) [3:50] – Pregnancy affecting autoimmune disease [6:50] – Inventing the autoimmune paleo diet protocol [9:08] – How the carnivore diet got on Mikhaila’s radar [15:50] – Mikhaila’s first round of blood work on carnivore [17:38] – Advanced testing blood work results (second round) [24:50] – Mikhaila’s takeaway from her recent bloodwork [27:40] – Robb’s great experience with loperamide (Imodium) [31:14] – How people are doing the carnivore diet [33:11] – Paleomedicina experience in Hungary [35:15] – Case studies reversing Type-1 diabetes when caught early [40:0] – Robb’s 6-week carnivore diet experience [45:30] – What Mikhaila has coming up Link to first round of blood work on Carnivore: http://mikhailapeterson.com/2018/08/07/blood-work/ Mikhaila's second round of blood work on Carnivore (more advanced): PDF Download Is the carnivore diet for you? If you want to learn more, check out our Carnivore Diet 101 guide

50mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 416 - Dr. Michael Rose - Aging, Adaptation, and Diet

For Episode 416 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Dr. Michael Rose. Dr. Rose is a prolific evolutionary biologist whose work on aging has transformed the field. Evolution has described the field of aging research as “after Rose,” thanks to his influential book Evolutionary Biology of Aging. In 1997, Rose was awarded the Busse Research Prize by the World Congress of Gerontology. In 2004, he published a technical summary of his work on the postponement of aging, Methuselah Flies, followed in 2005 by a popular book on the topic, The Long Tomorrow. His most recent book, with L.D. Mueller and C.L. Rauser, is Does Aging Stop? He has more than 300 publications, and has given hundreds of scientific talks around the world. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. This was a super interesting episode. We talked about evolutionary changes in diet, how young people may be more adapted to agricultural diets, how that changes with age, and how your background and ancestry can affect how you handle agricultural diets and foods as well. I definitely recommend giving this one a listen.   Show Notes: 00:48 – Summary/Pre-intro 2:15 – What is aging 3:22 – Experimental evolution 6:15 – Ancestral Health Symposium talk and fruit fly experiment 19:07 – Variables of optimizing a paleo diet and adaptation to agricultural foods 27:25 – Self experimentation and values 29:25 – The evolution of human diet 33:20 – Nutrient density 34:48 – Brain evolution nutrient requirements 35:33 – Movement, activity, and exercise 39:27 – Minimum effective dose 41:01 – Where you can find Dr. Rose’s work Dr. Rose’s AHS presentation: Evolutionary Biology of Diet, Aging, and Mismatch Website https://55theses.org/ Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NCQ3E5sAAAAJ&hl=en The Long Tomorrow book: https://amzn.to/2DgmUOQ

45mins

13 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 265 - Gretchen Rubin - Habits and Happiness

Episode 265 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf. Featuring guest: Gretchen Rubin Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

56mins

14 Apr 2015

Rank #10

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 352 - Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung - The Complete Guide To Fasting

On this episode of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guests Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung. Jimmy Moore, who everyone probably already knows, is the founder of Livin' La Vida Low-Carb, author of Keto Clarity, co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, and more. Dr. Jason Fung is a world renowned nephrologist based out of Toronto, and also a co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting. Guests: Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung Jimmy Moore's websites: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=jimmy+moore http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/ Dr Fung's websites: https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/ https://www.dietdoctor.com/ Fung Shweigh Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727018847450127/ Jimmy Moore and Dr Fung's podcsat: http://www.fastingtalk.com/ Book: The Complete Guide to Fasting

1hr

31 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 253 - Chris Kresser - Red Meat and Neu5Gc

Featuring guest: Chris Kresser Paper: Red meats: Time for a paradigm shift in dietary advice (PDF) Red meats: Time for a paradigm shift in dietary advice (web) Mark's Daily Apple article on how to negate the effects of grilling: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-gently-cooked-food-better-for-you/ ...and another article on the same topic from Amy Kubal RD http://robbwolf.com/2012/06/20/grill-barbecuing-worse/ Chris' 14Four program http://14four.me/

1hr 4mins

13 Jan 2015

Rank #12

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 320 - Dr. Jason Fung - Obesity, Insulin, Diabetes, and Weight Management

Today we have guest Dr. Jason Fung with us. Dr. Fung is a practicing nephrologist and author of The Obesity Code: Unlocking The Secrets Of Weight Loss. We discuss obesity, insulin, weight management, diabetes, and fasting. This one is definitely worth listening to. Guest: Dr. Jason Fung Website: http://www.intensivedietarymanagement.com/ Book: The Obesity Code

1hr 6mins

10 May 2016

Rank #13

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 335 - Dr. Amy Myers - The Thyroid Connection

We're back with another new episode of the podcast. This week we have fantastic guest Dr. Amy Myers joining us. Listen in as we talk about her new book The Thyroid Connection, functional medicine, thyroid issues and autoimmune thyroid conditions, research, treatment, etc. Guest: Dr. Amy Myers Website: http://www.amymyersmd.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AmyMyersMD Twitter: @AmyMyersMD Check out Dr. Myers' new book The Thyroid Connection. And check out the prizes you can win in the giveaway when you preorder the book.

53mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #14

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Episode 338 - Nadine Grzeskowiak (Gluten Free RN) - Gluten Intolerance

Our guest this episode is Nadine Grzeskowiak, otherwise known as the Gluten Free RN. Nadine is a Registered Nurse, author, speaker, and celiac disease and gluten intolerance educator. Listen in as we talk about her journey with celiac disease, gluten, and gluten intolerance. Guest: Nadine Grzeskowiak Website: http://glutenfreern.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeRN/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlutenFreeRN Book: Dough Nation: A Nurse's Memoir of Celiac Disease from Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism 30 Day Guide to the Paleo Diet

37mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #15

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 160

Features guest Keifer of www.dangerouslyhardcore.com

1hr 15mins

27 Nov 2012

Rank #16

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The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 86: John Welbourn

The "Best Of" The Paleo Solution Podcast - Episode 86. Featuring guest John Welbourn.

1hr

11 Feb 2014

Rank #17

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 324 - Luis Villasenor - KetoGains

On this episode we have guest Luis Villasenor of KetoGains. We talk all about ketosis, ketogenic diets, building muscle, fueling in ketosis, weight and fat loss, electrolytes, and more. Guest: Luis Villasenor Website: http://ketogains.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ketogains Twitter: @KetoGains Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ketogains/ KetoGains Seminar in Atlanta July 8th

1hr 13mins

14 Jun 2016

Rank #18

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 163

Topics: 1.    [6:09] 3D Printed Meat 2.    [11:36] Long Term Melatonin Use 3.    [16:11] Earthing Mats 4.    [18:32] Exercising After Overtraining 5.    [29:40] Reverse Response to Rhodiola 6.    [35:25] Recovery Strategy for Making Weigh In for Various Sports 7.    [42:24] Dexa DXA Body Scans 8.    [47:01] The Potato Diet Hack 9.    [52:55] Ketone Protection from Oxidation

1hr 4mins

18 Dec 2012

Rank #19

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The Paleo Solution - Episode 364 - Jason Seib - Body Image and Fat Loss for Women

This episode our guest is my good friend Jason Seib. Jason is the creator of the popular AltShift Diet, the author of The Paleo Coach, co-host of the popular AltShift Podcast, founder and co-owner of AltShift Fitness and Fat Loss, a successful small gym in the Portland, Oregon area. He is an expert on sustainable fat loss and has been helping thousands of people change their perspective and find a healthy, sustainable path to their goals. Listen in as we talk all about body image and fat loss for women. If you're a woman that has ever tried to lose weight, work with women, or have a daughter, this one is definitely worth listening to. Website: http://altshiftdiet.com/ Book: Body Beliefs - Women, Weight Loss, and Happiness  

46mins

9 May 2017

Rank #20