Podcast Episode #53: Shift work, coffee, skin care secrets & more!
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Episode #53: Shift work, coffee, skin care secrets & more!
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A few quick thoughts on our BioSignature certification experience.
#1. Shift work [10:29]
#2. Honey mask? [17:40]
# 3. Dry and cracked corners of the mouth. [24:21]
#4. Coffee & paleo? [31:36]
#5. Paleo on a budget? [41:09]
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1. Shift work
First off, LOVE the podcasts. I am sure that I look like a totally fool laughing in the car on my daily commute to work, but honestly, I don’t care.
I just recently starting listening to your podcasts, so I apologize if this has been brought up in the past, but I browsed the archives and didn’t find it there. Anyway, I work 12 hr night shifts, 3 nights a week. I know that sleep is very important to overall health, and I keep seeing/reading where working the night shift is detrimental to my health, but I am not able to switch to day shift due to my current circumstances (single income home with a disabled husband). Just how bad is working the night shift and does is really make any difference that I sleep in a totally dark room/night mask and get a minimum of 8 hrs of sleep a night… er day? I have found that I actually sleep better/more during the day than when I’m off and keeping a “normal” schedule.
additional info: Having found that I was gluten/lactose intolerant in the last couple of years, I have steered myself towards the paleo lifestyle, and in doing so, have helped my health a lot by losing almost 90 lbs… I have also stopped taking my blood pressure medication as well as lost my environmental allergies and my ‘metabolic syndrome’ diagnosis. YEA!
I do my best to source my meat from grass-fed sources…. have a total love affair with U.S. Wellness Meats! I take Green Pasture FCLO daily as well as ubiquinol, krill oil, and astaxanthin. I also belong to an organic fruit/veggie CSA. I eat only 1 portion of fruit a day, mostly as ‘dessert’, don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I have had issues with the salty carb cravings… namely popcorn.
For exercise, I lift weights 3 days a week, do short (<20 min) tabata on 2 days a week and a 30-45 min yoga 1 day/week. I am being a lot more mindful of my exercise lately, I realize that I threw myself into adrenal fatigue about 6 years ago doing a popular diet plan (Weight Watchers) and becoming a total Amazon in the workout arena (lifting 4 days/week; running 4-5 miles 2-3 days/week), red wine 1-2 drinks/week.
Of note, I can’t give all the credit to eating Paleo for my weight loss, after being a war with my body, mentally and physically, I underwent surgery to have a Lap Band placed 2 years ago. As a result I found that I was gluten intolerant. While my husband is totally supportive of my eating practices, I have been unable to convince him to even try Paleo for a week, despite the improvements in my health and appearance.
2. Honey mask?
Hey guys, love the show,
So I walked into the local health food store a couple of months ago (the only one around for miles) and a guy working there noticed I was looking in the beauty aisle and started up a conversation about honey. He told me that a honey mask weekly would help my dark spot left from old acne. I didn’t buy any honey that day, but that conversation has been stuck in my head ever since. You guys haven’t talked about honey too much on the podcast, and I’d love to hear your take on honey for the skin (and hey, nutritionally too). I would love to get rid of those scars!
3. Dry and cracked corners of the mouth
I am deeply grateful for your podcast; it has been a huge help to me this year, as I venture into the paleo lifestyle.
I was recently listening to The Paleo Solution podcast and was astonished to hear (in episode 131) that someone else had the exact same question as I did, but the guys on that podcast only had a few guesses about the possible solution (none of which struck a chord with me)…
So I thought I would ask you ladies:
I started an anti-fungal diet in January, but wasn’t seeing any results (i.e., weight loss) until I went dairy-free/paleo in early March. I usually have one or two non-paleo cheat meals on the weekends, but am very faithful during the week. Earlier this month, I noticed I was developing little cracks at the corner of my mouth.
My skin had been looking so great (maybe only one zit since I went paleo in March!), so I was hoping you could make a few suggestions about these scabby cracks that form at the edges of my mouth. They aren’t terribly noticeable when I am wearing foundation, but if my mouth gets dry and a I grab a snack, I can feel them crack when I open up for a bite.
Thanks again for sharing all of your wisdom; it really helps me to stay motivated and informed!
4. Coffee & paleo?
Can I get your input on drinking coffee and staying Paleo? I drink my coffee black, but not organic. I love wawa coffee, but don’t use cream/milk/sugar. Recently I have upped my coffee intake to about 60 oz a day maybe due to stress and working 7 days. I have noticed increased gas, but I don’t think I have a leaky gut. What is your take on coffee, even if it is decaf?
5. Paleo on a budget?
I’m new to paleo but have a great support system. One question I’d like to ask is one I’m sure comes up fairly regularly but I’d love to know your response. How do you stick to quality protein without breaking the bank? At the moment, I’m spending nearly $70/week on protein alone for just my husband and I (grass-fed ground beef, tuna, shrimp, chicken breast, farmer’s smoked shoulder ham, eggs, jerky). I recently realized I may have an issue with eggs and the jerky I was using was natural but uses sugar as ingredient #2 so I’ve had to drop that. I’m also dairy-free. It’s beginning to pose a daunting issue as we’re in budget crack-down mode and we’re spending about $120-150 a WEEK for two people on groceries. Help!
Diane & Liz
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