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RobbWolf.com – Episode 434 – Q&A with Robb and Nicki #27


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It’s time for an additional podcast!  Episode 434, Q&A #27

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Present Notes:

1. Thoughts on Baby Led Weaning? [1:38]

Rory says:

We comply with Chris Kresser’s Healthy Baby Code when introducing meals to our youngsters, starting with purees, and graduating to strong meals extra time.

She’s just lately discovered of “baby-led weaning” (utterly unscientific apart: something that starts with “baby-led” CAN’T be a good suggestion. Like “baby-led” bedtime, or “baby-led” TV-watching).

The idea, as I perceive it, is that you simply current your child with chunks of varied meals, and allow them to choose what to eat based mostly on their tastes, fairly than forcing a puree of some sort that they could not want if they weren’t being fed by you.

Your thoughts?

I do know your youngsters are clearly Paleo, and we’re curious how you navigated the introduction of meals and respect for their preferences as their tastes developed.

2. Submit-Lunch Coma On Keto [10:15]

Laura says:

Hello Robb and Nicki,

I have a query relating to an incessant publish lunch coma regardless of eating regimen.

I have skilled a imply bout of fatigue and extreme cold every single day following lunch for much of my adult life. I’ve been on the paleo bandwagon for almost 10 years with marginal enchancment in that space, and just lately doing keto I’ve skilled only a bit bit of aid. I still get virtually debilitatingly fatigued and cold after eating lunch. If I’ve a sweet potato or a bit of fruit with lunch it’s undoubtedly so much worse, however even with my typical lunch of leftover protein and veggies or a version of Mark Sisson’s “big ass salad,” I experience a pair hours of eager to get in bed after lunch. I comply with the ketogains recommendations on electrolyte monitoring and consumption of electrolytes. For breakfast I often have some variation of Three-Four eggs.

I’m a 33 yr previous female, healthy weight, CrossFit 2-Three occasions/week. My current lab work was wonderful, low inflammatory markers, lipids and blood sugar markers all good. T3 was on the low end of regular, but all different thyroid measures WNL. I am aware of circadian rhythms and do all I can to optimize sleep, nevertheless it isn’t ultimate as I’ve a toddler and baby. I don’t assume they will totally be blamed for the difficulty, though, as I’ve experienced this for a few years. Thanks in your time and for the profound influence you’ve had on my life and the lives of many others.

3. Assist! Balding! [16:33]

Mehdi says:

Hiya

I have messaged before.

What is your recommendation for a 28 yr previous male having male pattern baldness?

Is it really Genetic future or is there any way of life eating exercising sleeping and so on that can maintain my hair.

Please assist…

I don’t know the place to turn.

Do you guys advocate my good sources for male pattern baldness information?

I read the Mark Sisson article and I don’t assume I endure from any of the circumstances he mentions.

Regards

Mehdi

Four. Portion Sizes like Eddie the Strongman [19:09]

Kevin says:

Hello! Can you give a bit help in the best way of portion sizes. I’ve been consuming Paleo/low carb (grain/dairy/legume free) for a few yr and I feel like I’ve only recently stopped craving sugar (feels liberating). I’m extraordinarily lively as a result of my work 5’9”, 145 lean male. With a view to feel full my meals (3 or 4 a day) are completely big. Often I have targeted on about 8-10ouncesof protein per meal and fill the remaining with big vegetable parts. Lately as a result of all that veg bloating the heck out of my stomach I’ve switched to extra like 16-20ouncesof protein and a bit less veg to chop down on the bloating. This feels higher but It looks like a ton and I used to be questioning how this compares to others. Principally for every meal lately I throw 16-20ouncess of protein in a 10.5 inch or 12inch cast iron skillet, prepare dinner the protein with a fat and fill the pan to the highest with veg. I completely take pleasure in this but once I clarify to some people I put Down 16ish ouncess of beef/pork/fish/hen they take a look at me like I will have colon most cancers inside the calendar yr. I admit I’m too darn lively however I have no selection on account of work then play. (mild details but I work in the mountains above 8000ft and am self powered all over the place I’m going with a big pack). Sleep is descent, as I work emergency providers and typically shall be up all night time working, however not the norm, tons of sun, weight is sweet I feel,  blood work appears good. Any strategies on these portion sizes? I really feel like I am going to eat myself into chapter 11 however have to feed the beast to keep my power up. I tinker on/off with protected starches but I feel like these make me extra hungry and I am more glad with larger protein. I have additionally performed with carb night time like refeeds per John kiefer when I’m operating a contact mild weight/low power which provides me a little bit of a recharge (still avoiding grains/dairy/legumes through the re feed). I usually use fat for flavor per your suggestion as if I’m going massive on fat it makes me type of nauseous and get less than ultimate bowel actions. Though it has been a yr on paleo (coming off of 15years of vegetarianism) I feel like I’ve yet to seek out the optimal stability and am continuously tinkering. My physique comp has changed drastically, as I’ve observed I now have muscle tissue and carry about Three-5 additional lbs I consider is muscle. Assist me please, I Very a lot take pleasure in your work, you are a good individual.

5. Creatine & Chilly Sores?! [25:58]

Chris says:

Hey, Robb and Nicki!

I’m a long time listener and a fan of each codecs, but super glad that you simply guys determined to deliver again the Q&A’s!  Every week, I sit up for listening to your Jedi-like paleo knowledge. But enough about you, let’s speak about me. The vein of my existence since my late teenagers has been the occasional cold sore.  I’ve been paleo/ckd for about 4 years now, which has decreased the prevalence from about 4-5 occasions a yr to solely a few times a yr. Still, I absolutely dread the day that a type of little suckers exhibits up, and I do the whole lot in my power to stop that from occurring.  Since arginine seems to be an antagonist to the virus, I do my greatest to keep away from it all costs, and complement with L-lysine as properly. This brings me to my question, which pertains to creatine. I’ve been interested by starting to supplement with creatine, but when doing analysis I noticed that it’s truly made up of the three particular amino acids: methionine, glycine, and — yep, ariginine.  Now I am frightened that supplementing with creatine will trigger a dreaded outbreak. Is this accurate or am overanalyzing? Would supplementing with lysine at the similar time assist forestall arginine dominance in the cells or is that nonsense? Some other recommendations on prevention? I’ve scoured the interwebs for an answer to no avail and would really respect your input, Paleo-Wan-Kenobi. Thanks for what you do and keep up the great work!

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Robb: Oh, hey. Don’t let me stop you from doing what you’re doing.

Nicki: You have got scorching coffee.

Robb: Oh, scorching is relative. It’s warmer than what I want to expose my mucus membranes to, however, yeah. Yeah.

Nicki: Okay. Something new you need to share?

Robb: In all probability performing some jiu-jitsu immediately with Nelson Puentes, the founding father of Inverted Gears.

Nicki: Cool.

Robb: So I’m hoping that that happens later at present.

Nicki: Is he in Reno?

Robb: He’s in Reno.

Nicki: Didn’t inform me that.

Robb: He simply pinged me yesterday, so we’ll see how that goes.

Nicki: That’s thrilling.

Robb: Yeah. So I get some Puentes smashitude at this time, hopefully.

Nicki: All right, ought to we leap into our questions?

Robb: Properly, let’s wade into him. Let’s take our time and go safely.

Nicki: Slowly.

Robb: Yeah.

Nicki: Okay. Nicely this the first one is on baby-led weaning from Rory. And he says, “We follow Chris Kresser’s Healthy Baby Code when introducing foods to our children, starting with purees and graduating to solid foods over time.” She’s just lately discovered of baby-led weaning. Utterly unscientific apart, anything that begins with baby-led, it could actually’t be a good idea, like baby-led bedtime or baby-led TV watching. Child-led bedtime is certainly not an excellent. Toddler-led bedtime and seven-year-old-led bedtime can also be not a good idea.

Nicki: “The theory, as I understand it, is that you present your kid with chunks of various foods and let them choose what to eat based on their tastes rather than forcing a puree of some kind that they may not prefer if they weren’t being fed by you. Your thoughts? I know your kids are obviously Paleo and we’re curious how you navigated the introduction of foods and respect for their preferences as their tastes develop.”

Robb: We’ve got no respect for them. We simply pressure meals on them and informed them, “This is a hard life, kids. The sooner you learn that better.” Or not likely. So I did two weblog posts on feeding youngsters Paleo, so we should always undoubtedly hyperlink to these. They’re previous now, but I imply everyone else’s youngsters go through the same-

Nicki: Our youngsters are previous now.

Robb: …Yeah. They undergo these cycles and…

Nicki: I assume the robust, I imply, a few of the baby-led stuff. I imply, Zoe liked liver. We’d prepare dinner a bit of beef liver or hen liver and she would just maintain it and suck on it. Bacon, apples… For me, and I don’t know if this is just like a paranoid mother factor, however the choking factor was, and Zoe particularly, we did the finger sweep of her throat probably-

Robb: Properly, even when she was three, perhaps four, we have been touring, we have been in an entire meals doing just like the meals bar and I needed to rise up and do the again strike. Yeah.

Nicki: Yeah. She was our one which was vulnerable to gagging and choking on food.

Robb: As a result of she tends of solely chewing her meals like twice. Is perhaps a genetic predilection there. And then she tries to swallow it entire.

Nicki: She does take after me.

Robb: Readers of The Paleo Answer may recall…

Nicki: Proper. Recognize the reference.

Robb: Yeah. Yeah. So, I mean, we did that stuff, however we additionally… So this is likely one of the issues, so for the little little ones, once they’re simply transitioning, what was actually fascinating, and we had a good quantity of pushback around this, even from our good good friend Eva T., but I feel she was sort of misguided on that. We might puree a food and the youngsters have been completely ho-hum about it, but if we simply chewed it somewhat bit and then like took it and slapped it in their mouth, they ate it. Like they, it was-

Nicki: As a result of they’re fixated on what you’re consuming and when you give them, you realize, it was mainly meat that we did that with.

Robb: Yeah. Yeah. So that was fascinating. And if you consider the entire intestine microbiome thing and all that stuff, it’s type of an intriguing story. Once you take a look at the best way that conventional cultures deal with numerous the processes that we see as being unsanitary, and perhaps that is why lots of people die young, on account of infectious disease, but I feel that there’s some upsides too, so… Are we truly answering this query? I mean we’re type of bouncing around.

Nicki: Okay. So how did we navigate the introduction of foods and respect for their preferences?

Robb: A few of it was chewing meals.

Nicki: Yeah, we provided them issues and like avocado, candy potato, they both actually appreciated candy potato early on. Both the orange yam ones, the purple sort of Hawaiian-

Robb: Yeah, yeah, the purple sweet, and that was a funny factor too. Each of them beloved all that stuff earlier and I don’t know if we burned them out or what, however now they don’t actually eat it that nicely. Yeah.

Nicki: And in the event that they didn’t like it, we might…

Robb: Put it again in the rotation perhaps six months later.

Nicki: Yeah, we’d wait a short while and then supply it to them again.

Robb: What was that deal, like, we entered… Neither considered one of our youngsters did the projectile vomiting of eggs. The egg yolk was the factor to introduce to the youngsters, however we truly punted that as a result of every little thing we read, seemed like 50% of the youngsters projectile vomited. But we didn’t have an issue with that. One drawback we’ve had is fruit, even to today where notably summertime rolls around and-

Nicki: Zoe would get a rash from pineapple. She beloved pineapple. She’d eat a ton of it. This was identical to 11 months previous, 12 months previous. And then she had a rash throughout her legs, so we needed to reduce the pineapple.

Robb: Nicely, and they may get the trots too. Like they’ll eat fruit till they’re shitting like geese. And it’s robust because it will get scorching and you need something simple-

Nicki: They usually like it.

Robb: …And you don’t need to arm wrestle with them over every part and they prefer it. So it’s like, “Oh man.” You just carry on chopping off logs of watermelon or apples. Each. We’ve observed apples are sort of tough on both youngsters.

Nicki: In the event that they eat too many apples, they’ll each complain that their abdomen hurts.

Robb: Yeah. But again, I really feel like we’re type of bouncing around this thing.

Nicki: Yeah. We didn’t do the infant, just like the baby led weaning, at the very least as I understand it, it’s such as you’re putting entire items of stuff out there and then they’re tasting it and just going to what they gravitate in the direction of. We type of, whatever we cooked, we gave them some model of that. Whether or not it was sweet potato, items of cooked broccoli, fruit, meat, such as you stated, chewed it first. And there are issues that they clearly spit out and didn’t like and we simply waited and tried it once more.

Robb: Yeah. It’s fascinating though, whenever you take a look at the detox pathways in youngsters. Youngsters appear to have a extra attuned sense for bitter tastes, which primarily comes from crops. So even to the diploma that they ate greens, it was identical to the very greeniest tip prime of the broccoli.

Nicki: Yeah. Broccoli, simply the tip. Like the leafy part.

Robb: The very finish of the floret. Yeah. Yeah. So when you consider a nutrient density type of story, like they smashed meat, they actually went after liver. Sagan favored butter quite a bit, Zoe not a lot, which was fascinating. I mean, Sagan would ask for just a slice of butter to eat. It makes a ton of sense to me that the youngsters are gravitating in the direction of these more nutrient dense foods we found out with like salads, we don’t do a ton of salads, we do some salad, however we found out like three totally different dressings. You do a apple cider vinegar, olive oil-

Nicki: Olive oil, one clove of garlic and numerous salt

Robb: And then puree that and put it on the salad.

Nicki: Properly, that’s now, and they’re virtually 5 and seven.

Robb: Right. However they wouldn’t eat that stuff at all with out that. But even to the degree they eat that, you set that dressing on forward of time and it virtually sort of breaks stuff down because of the acid load. So it’s fascinating. I feel that there’s some pretty, I feel individuals get overly involved about getting greens into their youngsters. It’ll occur when it’s alleged to occur. For those who get enough animal products in them, they’re not going to be nutrient poor.

Nicki: And we made a whole lot of soups.

Robb: We did make plenty of soups.

Nicki: We all the time do numerous soups, especially within the winter. So we might just puree that and they might eat that.

Robb: One aspect notice, I keep in mind studying about these things, like if you need your youngsters to eat things higher and it’s type of a pain in the ass, however in case you reduce issues smaller, the youngsters will are likely to eat more. And not surprisingly, this is additionally one of the issues that we see-

Nicki: Makes issues extra hyperpalatable.

Robb: Makes it more hyperpalatable. So when when individuals are likely to overeat, it’s when things are super minimize up and nicely processed and all the things. But once more, I feel that there’s some fascinating sort of evolutionary biology on simply observing how youngsters eat, like they have a tendency to gravitate in the direction of nutrient dense meals, they seem to have an actual aversion in the direction of things that would probably be toxic, mainly like bitter sort substances and stuff like that. What else? What else? You undoubtedly see the risks of hyperpalatable foods real shortly with youngsters, so yeah. Yeah. And man, that was far and wide, for an in any other case easy query. However I imply, there’s quite a bit happening.

Nicki: It’s because we had our first kid seven years in the past and so the sleep deprivation that has ensued since then-

Robb: And we’re previous.

Nicki: Like, we will sleep.

Robb: We ought to be having grandkids now as an alternative of youngsters.

Nicki: All right. Thanks Rory. Let’s see, our subsequent query is from Laura on a post-lunch coma on keto.

Nicki: “Hi Robb and Nicki. I have a question regarding an incessant post-lunch coma regardless of diet. I’ve experienced a mean bout of fatigue and extreme cold everyday following lunch for much of my adult life. I’ve been on the Paleo bandwagon for almost 10 years with marginal improvement in that area, and recently doing keto, I’ve experienced only a little bit of relief. I still get almost debilitatingly fatigued and cold after eating lunch. If I have a sweet potato or a piece of fruit with lunch, it’s definitely a lot worse. But even with my typical lunch of leftover protein and veggies or a version of Mark Sisson’s Big-Ass Salad, I experience a couple of hours of wanting to get in bed after lunch. I follow the KetoGains recommendations on electrolyte tracking and consumption of electrolytes. For breakfast I usually have some variation of three to four eggs. I’m 33 years old, female, healthy weight, CrossFit two to three times a week. My recent lab work was excellent, low inflammatory markers, lipids and blood sugar markers all good. T3 was on the low end of normal, but all other thyroid measures within normal…” Is that inside normal limits?

Robb: Limits. Yep.

Nicki: “I am mindful of Circadian Rhythms and do all I can to optimize sleep, however it isn’t ideal as I have a toddler and a baby. I don’t think they can totally be blamed for the issue though, as I have experienced this for many years. Thanks for your time and for the profound impact you’ve had on my life and the lives of many others.”

Robb: So I assume one query… So, once I was first studying by way of this, I used to be like electrolyte elect, oh, okay. She’s doing the electrolyte. So that was one thing that I used to be fascinated by. The opposite factor that I’m curious, does Laura expertise this with breakfast or dinner or is that this purely a lunch phenomena, and-

Nicki: I feel she would say it, if it was after every meal. She particularly says-

Robb: Lunch.

Nicki: Lunch.

Robb: Yeah, but you understand how individuals are. I’m positive Laura is super crackerjack, but if she’s like “Oh yeah, it does happen with breakfast and dinner.” So a few thoughts are perhaps a low abdomen acid sort of state of affairs. This factor is sounding virtually more like a intestine permeability, like, histamine response. It’s sounding like something different than just blood sugar specifically.

Robb: If people learn Wired to Eat, it is best to recall that we have now the blood sugar piece as a stand alone of just dietary carbohydrate, but we also have the immunogenic potential of meals, and the bugger is that if we’ve, I feel it was final week, we talked about digestive enzymes and all that stuff probably serving to with food reactivity, because if the food is super well-digested and damaged down due to enough acid load within the stomach and then digestive enzymes, then we’ve got the appropriate things hitting the gut lining as an alternative of intact proteins that can trigger a response.

Robb: So that might be some stuff I might tinker with, like betaine hydrochloride capsules, apple cider vinegar capsules, perhaps some kind of pancreatin enzyme that you simply throw down with the meal. Also, doing a 15 minute, 10 minute meditation post-meal I feel might be large. Any approach that we will get into that parasympathetic state and type of activate the vagal nerve in order that we’re getting blood circulate and enervation to the GI tract and so that we’re in that digest and rest mode might truly be useful. It’s fascinating whenever you’re used to stimulants and coffee and all that stuff. That’s one sort of power. However being restful and not burdened is apparently, and it’s energetic too, nevertheless it’s very totally different than like, you realize.

Nicki: Right.

Robb: Yeah. Yeah. So I assume the thoughts that I might have, attempt performing some type of a meditation apply, post-lunch in the event you can, in case you can fit that in, even doing 5 minutes of-

Nicki: Properly, not even post-lunch, however should you obtained right into a routine the place you probably did it in the morning and in the afternoon, the morning sit may help with the post-lunch fatigue.

Robb: Later. Yeah.

Nicki: Because if she’s already tired, I might see her starting to sit and identical to nodding off.

Robb: Nodding off. Might be, might be. However I might undoubtedly noodle on some type of a meditation apply, getting plugged into that, and then additionally the digestive help. After which beyond that. I acquired nothing past that. Yeah, yeah.

Nicki: Tell us, Laura, though. Like when you attempt the digestive help and it works, then tell us. If it doesn’t work then let us know, and perhaps Robb will, something else will joggle in his thoughts.

Robb: Do some further noodling, yeah. And you already know, she talked about the T3 was on the low end of normal. That is type of taking a look at ldl cholesterol to a point, but the best way that thyroid is usually assessed, they need to be taking a look at T3, T4, reverse T3, thyroid uptake, TSH, and you actually need the whole picture that you simply’re taking a look at with that. Plus we nonetheless have to then just ask the query, “Okay, do we see any clinical signs of problems?” And undoubtedly thyroid is actually necessary for primary metabolic fee. The truth that she talked about cold multiple occasions, and she truly gets cold after a meal?

Nicki: Normally you get scorching after a meal, yeah.

Robb: If anything, you must get warm after a meal. In order that thyroid piece is one thing that it might be value nosing round slightly bit if you-

Nicki: In the event that they didn’t do the complete thyroid.

Robb: Yeah, and nearly no one does. In case you little bit of googling on useful drugs thyroid panel, you then’ll see the complete suite that it is best to get on that. Chris Kresser has talked about it. Chris Masterjohn has talked about it. I feel that we’ve posted on that previously. However that’s the only different factor that’s sort of rattling again there’s potential low, professional low thyroid for you, even in case you’re within normal ranges. Yeah.

Nicki: Okay. Let’s see. Our next question is from Medi. He says, it’s on balding, and he says, “Hello. What is your advice for a 28-year-old male having male pattern baldness? Is it really genetic destiny, or is there any way of living, eating, exercising, sleeping, et cetera that can help me keep my hair? Please help. I don’t know where to turn. Do you guys recommend any good sources for male pattern baldness information? I read Mark Sisson’s article and I don’t think I suffer from any of the conditions he mentions.”

Robb: Yeah, it’s fascinating. So this is likely one of the things that we really don’t see in pre-agricultural societies. I feel that there’s a genetic predisposition here and it relates to the conversion of testosterone and DHT, dihydrotestosterone, and this could type of overwhelm the receptors and the hair follicles, notably in this space, and that plus a sort of overly elevated insulin surroundings appears to be type of the synergy that produces it. So a decrease insulin load might be definitely helpful. And then there have been some merchandise, I’m blanking… Like the essential Rogaine-type stuff the place individuals will apply something to the scalp. Those issues actually work. They work remarkably nicely for most people. Are likely to have pretty minimal negative effects because you’re not taking these substances internally. You do get some inner exercise, however as a result of it’s topical you don’t get as a lot. However the two ideas are to look into one thing like these Rogaine-type merchandise and then also making sure the insulin load is properly addressed. And then sleep and exercise and all the opposite issues that make it easier to deal with that.

Nicki: I’ve a good friend who swears also by scalp therapeutic massage and handstands to extend the blood circulate. I don’t know if there’s any science behind it.

Robb: What pal is this? You don’t have to name the identify, however…

Nicki: Someone that I see once I go to my Austin stuff.

Robb: Okay. Okay.

Nicki: So I don’t know if there’s something to that however it’s value a shot.

Robb: I’ll put that one on very a lot the anecdotal, not loads of…

Nicki: However hey, doing handstands are good for you.

Robb: Handstands are good for you. Yeah.

Nicki: And scalp massages feels good.

Robb: There you go. Scale back cortisol and perhaps all the things works out. So yeah.

Nicki: Anything on that one?

Robb: Nope. Nope. I don’t need to beat that one any extra. Nope.

Nicki: Okay. All proper. Our subsequent query is from Kevin, portion sizes like Eddie the strongman.

Nicki: “Hi. Can you give a little help in the way of portion sizes? I have been eating Paleo, low carb, grain-dairy-legume free for about a year and I feel like I’ve just recently stopped craving sugar and it feels liberating. I’m extremely active due to my work. I’m 5’9”, 145 pounds, lean male. In an effort to feel full, my meals, three or 4 a day, are completely big. Often I’ve targeted on about eight to 10 ounces of protein per meal and fill the remaining with big vegetable portions.

Nicki: “Just lately, as a consequence of all that vegetable bloating the heck out of my stomach, I’ve switched to extra like 16 to 20 ounces of protein and a bit less veggies to cut down on the bloating. This feels higher however it looks like a ton and I was questioning how this compares to others. Principally for each meal just lately I throw 16 to 20 ounces of protein in a 10 and a half inch or 12 inch forged iron skillet, prepare dinner the protein with a fats and then fill the pan to the highest with veggies. I completely take pleasure in this, but once I defined to some people I put down 16 or so ounces of beef, pork, fish, hen, they take a look at me like I will have colon cancer inside the calendar yr.

Nicki: “I admit I am too darn lively, however I have no selection on account of work then play. Mild details, but I work within the mountains above 8,000 ft and I’m self powered in all places I’m going with a big pack. Sleep is respectable, as I work emergency providers and typically we’ll be up all night time working, however not the norm. We get tons of sun, weight is sweet I feel, blood work appears good. Any recommendations on these portion sizes? I really feel like I’m going to eat myself into chapter 11, but have to feed the beast to keep my power up. I tinker on-off with protected starches, however I feel like these make me extra hungry and I’m more glad with the upper protein. I’ve also performed with Carb Nite-like refeeds per John Key for once I’m operating a contact light-weight or low on power, which provides me a little bit of a recharge, but I’m still avoiding grains, dairy, and legumes through the refeed.

Nicki: I usually use fat for flavor per your suggestion, as if I’m going massive on fats, it makes me type of nauseous and I get less than splendid bowel actions. Though it has been a yr on Paleo coming off of 15 years of vegetarianism, I really feel like I’ve but to seek out the optimum stability and I’m continually tinkering. My body comp has changed drastically as I’ve observed I now have muscle tissue and carry about three to five additional kilos that I consider is muscle. Help me please. I very much take pleasure in your work. You’re a good individual.”

Robb: So, I mean the primary question right here is, is he consuming an excessive amount of protein and is he going to get the cancers from it and all that stuff. I did a talk on will low carb diets shorten your life, and as part of that I dig into this factor referred to as the mid-Victorian eating regimen and it’s actually fascinating as a result of it seems to be at individuals dwelling in the UK, the mid-Victorian period, early 1800s. Meals quality was fairly low, health was poor. As food distribution networks get better established and some enhancements in animal husbandry and farming practices occur, individuals eat extra fish, individuals eat much more protein from ruminants particularly and then more fruit. And not surprisingly, there’s about an 80 yr period there that this happens, and individuals get taller, they get healthier, their common lifespan is nearly as good as what it’s at this time, or I do consider, even higher. And this is pre-antibiotics, pre-surgery, all these things.

Robb: And then they start industrializing their food system and everyone will get, like there’s six inches of peak loss, the lifespan plummets till 1940, 1950 can we start seeing a food system that’s capable of feed individuals adequately to start out outdoing a few of that stuff. So these people have been very, very lively. The males on average ate about Four,500 to five,000 calories a day. That they had an activity degree that supported that. The women have been very, very lively, too. Comparable caloric intake to a smaller physique frame. And these individuals weren’t succumbing to the illnesses of, you recognize, western degenerative illness, as a result of they ate a largely entire unprocessed weight loss plan. They acquired sufficient protein, which was various protein, at the least a gram of protein per pound of body weight was sort of the norm for these people, and good nutrient density. So on the one hand, there’s nothing compelling about this that has me nervous concerning the cancer and you realize, what’s it from Deadpool, El Most cancers? How do you say most cancers in Spanish? El cancer?

Robb: So I’m just not, you understand… And then a part of the query too is like, okay, what else are you going to do? You’ve tinkered with eating extra starchy sort things and you don’t feel nearly as good and you truly get extra hungry, which is sort of the factor that I’ve skilled and is this type of curler coaster I’m all the time on, and it was sort of the magic of the primary time I went low carb. I wasn’t all the time hungry. And I know that for some individuals, like in the event you get actual geeked out on the endocrinology, insulin must be anorexigenic. It should make you full. And I feel in normal individuals, like normal human physiology, that ought to be true. But not that many of us are regular. There’s totally different parts of intestine dysbiosis, totally different parts of type of damaged at. And so it feels like what Kevin is doing is working. I recognize that it’s in all probability not the most cost effective solution to eat, however you’re also investing in your well being and your longterm physicality.

Nicki: And he’s so extremely lively, like if his exercise degree dropped… Nevertheless it seems like it could actually’t as a result of that’s his work. He in all probability would drop that.

Robb: Right. And again, I’ve skilled the identical factor where if I add an excessive amount of outdoors fat, I get the trots, also. That you’ve some help helps that, for positive. Betaine hydrochloride, the apple cider vinegar caps. It feels like simply fat absorption could also be an actual problem. So doing one thing like ox bile, which lets you emulsify and take up those fat. After which tinkering with, like I observed that starches I don’t do… Not nicely with, like I, so-so, but real small amounts, but like berries and melons, to the diploma I can tolerate things, berries, melons, mangoes, papaya. Oddly sufficient, the high-glycemic load tropical fruits truly do comparatively okay on, it tends to not give me large GI issues and I are likely to not have as a lot of the blood sugar highs and lows, to the diploma that I’d stick these within the rotation.

Nicki: Okay. Let’s see. Our last query is on creatine and chilly sores. This query is from Chris. “Hey Robb and Nicki. I’m a longtime listener and a fan of both formats, but super glad that you guys decided to bring back the Q and A’s. Each week I look forward to listening to your Jedi-like Paleo wisdom. But enough about you. Let’s talk about me. The vane of my existence since my late teens.” The vein of… The bane of my existence.

Robb: Ought to be bane. Yeah.

Nicki: Yeah. “Since my late teens has been the occasional cold sore. I’ve been Paleo cyclic ketogenic for about four years now, which has decreased the prevalence from about four to five occasions a yr to only a few times a yr. Nonetheless, I completely dread the day that a type of little suckers exhibits up, and I do all the things in my energy to stop that from occurring. Since arginine seems to be an antagonist to the virus, I do my greatest to avoid it in any respect costs and supplement with L glycine as nicely.

Nicki: “This brings me to my question, which pertains to creatine. I have been thinking about starting to supplement with creatine, but when doing research, I realized that is actually made up of the three specific amino acids methionine, glycine, and yep, arginine. Now I’m worried that supplementing with creatine will cause a dreaded outbreak. Is this accurate or am I over-analyzing? Would supplementing with lysine at the same time prevent arginine dominance in the cells or is that nonsense? Any other tips on prevention? I’ve scoured the interwebs for an answer to no avail and would appreciate your input, Paleo Wan Kenobi. Thank you for what you do and keep up the good work.”

Robb: I’m perplexed by this. Do you need to perform a little Google looking in right here, wife?

Nicki: What would you like me to Google? Yeah.

Robb: Creatine construction. It doesn’t make sense to me that creatine is made up of these…

Nicki: Need me to click on-

Robb: Yeah, creatine construction. Because it’s a fairly easy, it’s all of the phosphate spine. The place’s the backbone to attach phosphates? I don’t get where the notion that creatine is containing arginine and this different, nicely, arginine particularly. So I don’t assume that that’s a problem in any respect. One, he’s doing nice management utilizing the lysine. You should use lysine, each topical creams that I’m blanking on the identify of the outfit, but they’ve a lysine cream that you need to use, and then just taking lysine prophylactically with meals is a superb concept. I don’t assume that the arginine is going to be remotely a problem within the case with creatine, because… Perhaps he’s checked out some formulas which have these other amino acids within the mix, but that isn’t the backbone of creatine. So, yeah.

Nicki: Do cold sores happen once you’re extra rundown?

Robb: Completely do. Yeah.

Nicki: Isn’t that once you’re sort of like-

Robb: Yeah. They completely do.

Nicki: So perhaps it’s like making an attempt to manage, clearly, sleep and all these different way of life elements to keep you extra…

Robb: Yeah. Yeah, for positive. I imply the more immunocompromised you’re, the extra possible you’re… And it’s a type of indicators of issues type of going sideways. Arginine can undoubtedly be a progress promoter, whereas lysine tends to be a progress inhibitor on the chilly sore viruses. This is not, however to your point, it’s just like people that, they get shingles sometimes. Like anyone will get tremendous rundown, they get mono and then on the tail end of mono they end up with shingles as a result of they’re very immune-compromised and these viruses can sense when the immune system is somewhat compromised and they’ll ramp up viral replication trigger they’ve received slightly window of opportunity.

Nicki: Could be fascinating, Chris, in case you sort of concentrate, the subsequent time you get one, what would the 2 weeks leading up to that wanting like? Have been you tremendous burdened and have tons of, sort of, stuff happening in your life? After which at the very least you have got that baseline.

Robb: That baseline. Yeah.

Nicki: After which in case you feel yourself sort of going into a mode like that, you possibly can type of attempt to take a step again if it’s attainable.

Robb: For positive. And yeah.

Nicki: Do some self care.

Robb: Yeah. But so far as the baseline, like I don’t see, until I’m totally failing my, if I want my biochemist card revoked, I don’t see how arginine is a participant in the construction of creatine.

Nicki: Okay. I feel that was our last question for the-

Robb: Cool. Okay. Anything?

Nicki: I don’t assume so. We’re making an attempt to…

Robb: Making an attempt to bank a few of these.

Nicki: Inventory a few of these up simply because summer time is coming, consider it or not, and our youngsters are going to be out of faculty, so it’s good-

Robb: Yeah, like Recreation of Thrones, winter is coming and chaos ensues.

Nicki: For us it’s summer time is coming. So we need to attempt to ensure we don’t depart you guys excessive and dry over the summer time. So we’re going to… And it undoubtedly can be a bit tougher with the youngsters residence.

Robb: Yeah. And we’re going to be shifting.

Nicki: We’re going to be shifting.

Robb: So we will probably be trying to financial institution these, however maintain sending in questions. We’ll get to these.

Nicki: Yeah. You’ll be able to submit those at the contact web page on robbwolf.com.

Robb: And a lot of the exercise I’m doing online presently is @dasrobbwolf on Instagram. We’ve some fascinating stuff cooking now. We’ll let you guys find out about that more as that rolls out. So yeah.

Nicki: Yeah. And as all the time, our present sponsor this week is drink Parts. Your whole electrolyte needs with not one of the dodgy stuff.

Robb: Oh, and to that time, simply noticed it this morning, literally haven’t even learn the paper yet, however the, I assume the headline with the actual scientific paper is, “How much sodium are you consuming… Probably not enough.” And simply in the very quick glance that I looked at on that, it stated that people must be getting no less than three to five grams of sodium per day. There’s in all probability some outliers, some exceptions round there, however this scores up very properly with what we noticed from the Sort 2 diabetic heart patients and the U curve in that inhabitants with the low ebb of morbidity, mortality being at five grams of intake per day. So, we’re not crazy, apparently, recommending supplemental sodium. And from the outcomes that folks have been getting, it looks like it’s working pretty properly for individuals.

Nicki: Cool.

Robb: Cool.

Nicki: All right guys. See you next time.

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