Podcast Episode #61: Tattoos, “chicken skin,” raw foods & blood sugar
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Episode #6: Tattoos, “chicken skin,” raw foods & blood sugar
Balanced Bites Workshops:
SAT., November 17, Tacoma, WA – guest co-teacher Anthony DiSarro will be joining Diane at this event!
FREE Practical Paleo book signing events with Q&A:
SUN., November 18, Lake Forest Park, WA (Seattle Area) - at Third Place Books
SAT., December 1, Summit, NJ - at Lululemon Athletica on Springfield Ave.
Remember that all events are open to the public, you do not need to belong to the hosting gym to attend!
How do we measure health?
1. Brewers Yeast? [13:52]
2. Coconut oil for Tattoos? [22:13]
3. Gaining weight to help fatigue? [26:05]
4. Keratosis Pilaris, what foods to add what food to avoid? [34:35]
5. Paleo vs. Raw Foods [44:00]
6. Small meals vs large meals and controlling blood sugar [48:23]
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1. Brewers yeast?
What are your opinions on Lewis Labs brewer’s yeast? Necessary? Any risk of MSG? Dare I consume? Totes paleo! Curious about supplementation, having issues with acne due to falling off paleo wagon for two weeks and stress (life changes, yadda yadda!).
2. Coconut oil for tattoos?
Hi ladies, first of all, love your podcast, you inspire me on a regular basis and I have so much to thank you for!
I actually have two questions, one of which is short, I promise! First, I am hoping to get your thoughts on coconut oil and tattoos. I have a bit of an ink addiction and following my last one, I actually paid attention to the extensive list of crap that is in the lotion the artist recommends for aftercare. I did find a more natural option with things like comfrey, olive oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, aloe and a few other oils, and got to thinking about coconut oil as a much cheaper option. Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated!
3. Gaining weight to help fatigue?
Would gaining weight help me be healthier? I am wondering if I had more fat and/or muscle if my body would have more resources to burn to give me more energy and help me finish healing… I a 5’4 and weigh about 108 pounds–this is up from when I was at my sickest about a year ago I weighed about 102. Most of the body fat I do have tends to hang out on my hips and thighs–my waist is like 26 inches or so and my arms have pretty much no fat on them. I have been considering trying the autoimmune protocol to help with my (chronic?) fatigue, but I’m worried about getting enough calories. To maintain my current weight I feel like I have to pay a lot of attention to eating enough, and even though I sometimes eat more than I feel hungry for I’ve been stable at this weight for a couple of months. I have been eating pretty strict paleo (plus some raw dairy yogurt and cheese) for about 10 months now. It’s helped a lot wit h IBS symptoms, endometriosis symptoms, controlling my hypoglycemia, etc. I’m still not at 100% though–some residual stomach pain and quite a bit of fatigue. I am not able to work full time because of my fatigue.
4. Keratosis Pilaris, what foods to add what food to avoid?
I have a question regarding keratosis pilaris. I have had severe keratosis pilaris (all over arms and legs, as well as butt and parts of stomach) ever since I can remember, and I have been trying to do some research about it and the paleo diet together. I have not found much, and was wondering if you could help! I started the paleo diet a week ago, and I listened to one of your first podcasts and heard something about fermented cod liver oil and the positive effects it has on your skin. Didn’t know if this would be beneficial to take to help rid myself of the keratosis pilaris, and if so, how much i should be taking. Also, I didn’t know if there were any other supplements or specific foods I can eat (or steer clear from entirely) to help my skin to clear up. Thanks for your time!!
Since I have just started eating Paleo, I am still getting the swing of everything. I usually eat eggs and some type of meat and veggies sauteed in coconut oil for breakfast, leafy greens/steamed veggies and some more protein for lunch, again sauteed in coconut oil or drizzled with olive oil, and (because I am pretty active), I have some type of carb (sweet potato, spag squash, etc) after my workout, along with some more veggies, fat and protein for dinner. If I snack, usually its raw veggies, a few nuts (mainly sprouted almonds and raw cashews), some avocado or guacamole or a little beef jerky. I workout 3 days a week, mainly strength training with a little cardio here and there. Once a week I do some sort of crossfit type exercise for about 20 minutes. I work 2 jobs (morning and night) averaging around 60 to 70 hours a week. I get as much sleep as I can, but mainly its around 4-6 hours a night. I take naps when I can. Limit my caffeine in take. I drink licorice tea in the morning and/or some green tea depending on if I need a boost of caffeine or not. I am taking a vitamin D3 supplement, as I have seasonal depression, and a complete B vitamin supplement as well.
5. Paleo vs. Raw Foods
I have been raw for many years what are the benefits of paleo over alkaline raw foods? Why would that switch be good?
6. Small meals vs large meals and controlling blood sugar
Hi there, thank you for the service that you provide with your podcast! I learn a lot from them.
My question is about trying to move from eating 5 times a day to eating 3 bigger meals. I have adrenal fatigue with low cortisol levels especially in the morning. I have subclinical hypothyroid so I take .5 grain dose of naturthyroid. I also have low progesterone and have been trying to get pregnant for a while. Most of the natural practitioners that I have consulted with have stressed that it is important for me to eat small meals throughout the day to keep my blood sugar stable and not disrupt my adrenals and hormones further. My acupuncturist who is very primal/paleo minded urges me to move away from being dependent on small meals throughout the day because in his opinion it’s only keeping me on the blood sugar roller coaster. When I have tried to eat bigger meals based around fats. protein and vegetables I feel very light headed and spacey and worry that I am stressing my adrenals further. I also have a sensitive digestive system and feel bloated and gassy when I eat bigger meals. I would like to become more of a fat burner rather than sugar burner but I’m not sure how to without stressing my system out. I have a hard determining how many carbohydrates to eat to keep an even blood sugar. I am gluten free but I go back and forth with eating gluten free grains and being grain-free because of experimenting with the Body Ecology diet. I also don’t notice much of a difference when I go off of grains and I actually think that sweet potatoes and fruit affect my blood sugar more than grains. Thank you in advance.
Diane & Liz
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