PODCAST: The Truth About Metabolic Damage And How To Fix It

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Is it true that having a history of dieting can result in so-called metabolic damage? Can it mean you will then have a harder time losing weight or that your body tends to then try to maintain a higher weight? And if this is true, how should one go about healing the damage? I do have a history of dieting a few years and I have been at a higher weight after that – normal BMI, but on the higher end. I find it difficult to lose body fat even though years ago it seemed to happen relatively easily. I’ve been measuring my body temperature to track my fertility and there noticed my body temperature is rather low, about 96.6F° at the beginning of my cycle. Is that a sign that some sort of conservation mode or slowdown metabolism is going on?

PODCAST: Phytic Acid In Brown Rice: A Reason For Concern?

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Laura and Kelsey, I love your podcast! A quick question: I follow a primarily Paleo/whole foods diet. Recently I added more carbohydrates to my diet, specifically in the form of rice to my evening meal. It has overall been a positive addition. My energy levels and sleep quality have improved and I’ve noticed less need for nighttime urination. Hooray! I was inspired after I heard about vasopressin from Chris Masterjohn on your show that he had a client who had a strong need to urinate at night.

For years before I learned about Paleo or ancestral eating patterns, I understood brown rice to be more nutritious than white rice and therefore would always choose brown over white rice. Can you share your understanding about which type of rice, brown or white, is beneficial for us to eat and why? Thanks for your response.”

PODCAST: How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables With Dr. Thomas Cowan

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Today we are excited to be interviewing Dr. Thomas Cowan!

Dr. Thomas Cowan is an author, lecturer, and holistic family doctor in San Francisco. He’s the author of quite a few books including How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables, Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, as well as the principal author of the Fourfold Path To Healing, and the co-author along with Sally Fallon of the Nourishing Traditions Book Of Baby & Child Care. Dr. Cowan is also the founder of Dr. Cowan’s Garden.

If you’ve listened to the podcast for any length of time, you know that we believe diversity is crucial for a healthy diet and overall health. But we also know that it can be hard to eat a nutrient diverse diet in our modern food environment.

We are very happy to have Dr. Thomas Cowan talk with us today about the importance of nutrient diversity and provide a solution to the lack of diversity in our modern diet.

PODCAST: Empowered PCOS With Dr. Brooke Kalanick

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Today we are thrilled to be interviewing Dr. Brooke Kalanick!

A Licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Dr. Brooke attended Seattle, Washington’s Bastyr University where she earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and a Master’s in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

She’s a published author, co-host of the popular podcast Better Everyday With Sarah and Dr. Brooke, and a sought after hormone expert having been featured in Women’s Health Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Oxygen, Allure, and Health Magazine.

Dr. Brooke practices functional medicine primarily with women who have PCOS, Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism, various autoimmune conditions or any other female hormone imbalance. Most importantly she teaches women how to actually listen to their bodies, how to tune into hormonal cues so they know exactly how to eat and exercise for their unique metabolism and imbalances. With these women she works to reset their hormones, their heads, and their habits so they can finally feel at home in their bodies.

PODCAST: The Connection Between Emotional Trauma And Chronic Fatigue With Niki Gratrix

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Today we are super excited to be interviewing  Niki Gratrix!

Niki Gratrix an award winning internationally renowned Registered Nutritionist, mind-body expert, and health writer helping people to optimize their energy. After a seven year career in financial services, she left to work in an environment with more heart and meaning and in ways that she could help more directly serve others.

In 2005 she co-founded one of the largest mind-body clinics in integrative medicine in the UK with patients from 35 different countries where she worked as Director of Nutrition until 2010. The clinic specialized in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, won the award for Outstanding Practice in 2009, and later published a preliminary study in 2012 on its results with patients in the British Medical Journal Open.

Niki has spoken in over 20 online health summits including the Abundant Energy Summit and has been the keynote speaker at live conferences internationally.

PODCAST: Using Diet And Lifestyle To Get Your Period Back And Improve Bone Health

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Is there a case for taking oral birth control if you have amenorrhea? I have hypothalamic amenorrhea and early onset osteoporosis, so the supplemental estrogen would be for bone health. I lost my period at 16 and was put on birth control, but went off it a year ago to try and get my period on my own, but no luck. My bone density never improved while on birth control, but the doctor’s argument is that it could have been worse. Can post birth control syndrome last longer than one year, and is trying to get my period back with diet and lifestyle foolish considering bone loss risk? Some details” I’m 26 years old, 5’ 8”, 125 pounds. I’m 100% Paleo for 2 years, no refined sugar and moderate/low carb, for example, one piece of fruit and about a cup of starchy tuber tubers most days,

PODCAST: How To Enjoy Wine Without Negative Health Effects With Todd White

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Today we are excited to be interviewing Todd White!  

Todd White has been a serial entrepreneur and creator since he was age 17 years old. Today after 15 years in the wine business, his life is dedicated to educating and helping people make better choices about food, nutrition, and how they think about consuming alcohol.

He’s the founder of Dry Farm Wines, a writer, speaker, and a leading authority on healthy organic natural wines and the importance of micro dosing alcohol for health, longevity, and vitality.

Todd’s passion is unlocking the best way to best way to enjoy alcohol and how to enjoy the benefits of moderate consumption while avoiding the negative outcomes.

Enjoying a glass of wine with family and friends over a meal is one of life’s simple pleasures. But for many of us, the unpleasant effects that follow prevent enjoyment.

If this sounds like you,

PODCAST: How Posture Affects Health With Esther Gokhale

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Today we are thrilled to be interviewing  Esther Gokhale!  

Esther Gokhale who known as “The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley”. Esther is the creator of The Gokhale Method, author of 8 Steps To A Pain-Free Back, and host of the nationally televised program Back Pain: The Primal Posture Solution. She has taught her methods at companies like Google and Facebook and today she’s here to share her knowledge with us.

We’ve all heard the instruction to “stand up straight.” While the typical response is to put our chin up and chest out, this is actually the opposite of what is required for healthy posture.

Esther Gokhale is with us today to enlighten us to the postural habits cultivated by our modern culture and share with us how to relieve back pain and improve health using techniques of the Gokhale Method.

Join us today to hear Esther share what she’s learned by studying ancestral and indigenous populations,

PODCAST: Our Updated Recommendations For Saturated Fat

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Today we are answering following question from a listener:

“Hello! I really love the podcast and I’ve listened to every episode multiple times. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us all. I know this might seem like an old topic, but could you do an episode on saturated fat and what the most current evidence says? Does it depend on the type of saturated fat like oleic acid versus lauric acid etc.? I know fat in general is good, but when it comes to saturated fat do we need to get it in the diet or can we just make it in our body ourselves? And if saturated fat is in fact great for us, is there a minimum or maximum amount that you would suggest getting each day? Should people with certain health conditions be wary of too much saturated fat?”

Even though recent research shows that saturated fat is not the villain it has been made out to be for decades,

PODCAST: The Relationship Between Food And Sleep With Dan Pardi

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Today we are thrilled to be interviewing  Dan Pardi!  

Dan Pardi’s life’s work centers on how to help people live healthfully. He is the CEO of humanOS.me which leverages a novel behavior model to promote health fluency, skill development, and lifestyle insights to help people master their health practice.

He does research with Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford and the Departments of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden University in the Netherlands where he investigates how lifestyle factors, like sleep, influence decision making, cognitive performance, and metabolism. Dan also works with Naval Special Warfare to help the most elite fighters in the world maintain alertness and capable mental performance under challenging circumstances.

He currently serves as Board Member for StandUpKids.org, as a Council Director for the True Health Initiative, and Advisor to several health oriented companies, an editor for The Journal of Evolution and Health, and formerly as Board Chairman for the Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research Association.