Podcast Episode #52: Microwaves, personal lubricant, weight gain help, sun protection and more.
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Episode #52: Microwaves, personal lubricant, weight gain help, sun protection and more.
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#1. Microwave use [6:18]
#2. Personal lubricant [12:53]
#3. Help to gain weight [14:44]
#4. Practical Paleo Meal Plan selection help [22:42]
#5. Hemp & Chia Seeds [31:38]
#6. Apple Cider Vinegar, Kombucha [37:35]
#7. Sun Protection [42:13]
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1. Microwave use
Hi Diane & Liz, I was interested in your thoughts on using the microwave to reheat or heat food in general…. I love steamed veggies but sometimes don’t have the patience or time do use stovetop…. I have bought Ziplock Steam Bags and used them to make omelettes and veggies because it’s easy to add spices and veggies and mix it all up… the bags are supposedly BPA free and don’t “leak” on the food… even Dr. Weil approved them and they have numerous studies proving they are safe…
So… what are your thoughts on using these steam bags, and reheating things in a microwave in general… (I also occasionally make the “egg” bakes in muffin tins and I want to reheat them in the morning…easiest way = microwave)
2. Personal lubricant
I’ve been reading about the amazing versatility of coconut oil. One of the things that I keep seeing on forums and blogs is that coconut oil is a fantastic sexual lubricant, due to it’s anti-viral/anti-bacterial properties. (Realizing that oil based compounds will degrade latex condoms, of course.) I’m curious to hear an opinion from a non-lay person. Diane and Liz, is this a safe use for coconut oil?
3. Help to gain weight
I have the opposite question than most here. I’ve been on the Paleo diet for 8 months and despite eating a lot of protein, veggies and a lot of good fats, I have lost over 10 pounds and am too thin. I am 6’1” male, 156 pounds. Before paleo I was 168 pounds or so and very healthy, except for occasional colitis episodes. Dropping wheat and grains has eliminated symptoms and all meds… Despite all I eat and work out, I can’t gain weight back and I dearly desire to: gain back at least 6 pounds.
4. Practical Paleo Meal Plan selection help
After being diagnosed with Celiac 2 years ago, I started on a gluten free diet right away. I felt better within days. Gone were the severe cramping, gas and diarrhea. I’ll have to admit that I wasn’t on the BEST gf diet I could be on, just making substitutions for your typical gluten filled foods. GF oatmeal, cereals, pastas & breads were a staple of my diet. I was always the biggest carb whore! Then, I started gaining weight. And I’m STILL gaining!! At 49, I’m at the highest weight I’ve ever been. I’m 5’6″ and 170 lbs. Two years ago, I was hovering around 150 lbs. I’ve also started going through menopause, so hormones may be a factor. Also, I saw a naturopathic Dr. who diagnosed me with low cortisol, low adrenal function, and not enough T4 converting to T3. He also ordered me a cross reactive gluten test and my numbers for (cow) dairy were off the charts! I did NOT have a leaky gut or any parasites. YAY!
Anyway, I’m a little confused as to which paleo diet I should follow, the autoimmune, digestive health, thyroid, athletic performance, or FAT LOSS. Or some sort of blend of them all. I try not to focus on my weight on the scale, but I’m growing a big menopot & my clothes are getting TIGHT!! HELP!!
5. Hemp & Chia Seeds
I was curious what you thought of hemp seeds and chia seeds. I will often use hemp seeds with nut butter and bananas for a quick breakfast or snack, and chia seeds I will mix with coconut milk, cocoa powder and cinnamon to make a “chia pudding’. I enjoy them both and think they are tasty and healthy but didn’t know if there was too much omega-6 in comparison to omega-3 in each product.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar, Kombucha
I’ve read about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and wanted to give it a try, putting 1-2 teaspoons in 8oz. water 3x per day. But, I already drink about 16oz. of home-brewed, well-fermented kombucha daily. Can I do both or should I only do one or the other?
7. Sun Protection
Hi Diane and Liz, I was wondering if you had any recommendations for sun protection other than big silly hats. I know that most of the Paleo world is chanting the benefits of vitamin D from the sun but is there ever a time when its to much of a good thing. I live in southern California where its sunny 90% of the time. On weekdays I’m spending about 2 hours a day in the sun. (morning walk, afternoon hike or workout and general walking around the neighborhood). On weekends I can easily spend 4-8 hours per day in the sun. While I’m not overly concerned about my body (its easy to cover up) should I worry about my face, as its exposed all the time? Sorry if I sound overly cautious but skin cancer runs in my family and my dad has a Van Gogh style ear because of it. Thanks for your help.
Diane & Liz
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