PODCAST: Gut Health, Constipation, and Acne

PODCAST: Gut Health, Constipation, and Acne

Click through to listen to Laura and I answer these questions:

  1. What are the best natural ways to stay regular? Salads and broccoli, etc aren’t doing the trick!! Background: Did an herbal treatment for rosacea due to SIBO and rosacea is gone but am left with extreme constipation. Chia seeds? 5htp? Acacia fiber makes my head feel funny. Thanks!

  2. I am wondering if there is a connection between gut health and acne? I am 27 and for a long time I’ve had both a sensitive gut and constant acne especially around my chin and jaw. I’ve heard this could be hormonal? I am really keen to get my gut health back on track as I suffer pretty regular stomach cramps, bloating, pain and loose floating stools. I suspect that it may be due to a lactose intolerance but I’m not sure. I am not paleo, but I do eat a whole foods diet (including dairy and grains) and would be willing to try paleo. Would a low-FODMAP diet be worth experimenting with, and can I do this alone? How will I know when to reintroduce high FODMAP foods back into my diet,

PODCAST: A Sneak Peek Into Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue

PODCAST: A Sneak Peek Into Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue

Click through to listen to Laura and I talk about:

  1. How launching our first program has affected our health, and what we plan to do about getting ourselves back on track
  2. What is “Adrenal Fatigue”? We discuss testing options, review how to interpret testing, and the different stages of “adrenal fatigue”.
  3. Module 2 discusses a Paleo diet with a focus on blood sugar stabilization and adrenal superfoods. In this module we explain what can be expected in terms of weight loss for those with adrenal fatigue (healing is always first and foremost, and sometimes weight gain is actually necessary), how to add in variety, and we touch on a healthy relationship with food.
  4. In Module 3, we go over our General Supplement recommendations for those with adrenal fatigue, and specific supplement recommendations for each of the 3 adrenal fatigue stages are outlined and explained.
  5. Module 4 dives into stress management, sleep, exercise (not too much, not too little), and social connection as important practices to implement while healing.
  6. Module 5 includes interviews with experts on body image and mindful eating to help users create a healthy relationship with food and themselves.

PODCAST: How Stress Affects Your Gut and Autoimmune Disease

PODCAST: How Stress Affects Your Gut and Autoimmune Disease

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  1. How stress can cause digestive problems like leaky gut or IBS
  2. How stress fuels inflammation and lowers immune activity
  3. How stress causes imbalanced gut flora
  4. How stress affects your risk of autoimmune disease
  5. The 5 most important steps to managing your stress

PODCAST: The Many Causes of Adrenal Fatigue (Part 2)

PODCAST: The Many Causes of Adrenal Fatigue (Part 2)

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  1. How toxins can affect your adrenal health.
  2. The important role of sleep and circadian rhythm entrainment in HPA axis regulation.
  3. The underlying health issues that can cause (and be caused by) HPA axis dysregulation.
  4. How your emotions affect your ability to heal from adrenal fatigue.

PODCAST: The Many Causes of Adrenal Fatigue (Part 1)

PODCAST: The Many Causes of Adrenal Fatigue (Part 1)

Click through to listen to Laura and I discuss:

  1. Update on how the Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue Beta program is going. (It’s great!)
  2. How your diet may be causing adrenal fatigue.
  3. The lifestyle habits that harm your adrenals.
  4. The two different types of stress that can lead to HPA axis dysregulation.

PODCAST: Is a Paleo Lifestyle Giving You “Adrenal Fatigue”?

PODCAST: Is a Paleo Lifestyle Giving You "Adrenal Fatigue"?

Click through to hear Laura and I discuss:

  1. What is adrenal fatigue?
  2. How your diet might cause adrenal fatigue syndrome?
  3. Overtraining and how that taxes your adrenal glands
  4. Why lifestyle might be even more important than diet and exercise when it comes to your adrenal health
  5. How an overly restrictive diet can actually lead to adrenal fatigue syndrome

PODCAST: Sustainability and Paleo with Diana Rodgers

PODCAST: Sustainability and Paleo with Diana Rodgers

Click through to hear Laura and I chat with Diana Rodgers a nutritionist and soon t0-be RD about:

  1. How Diana got interested in nutrition because of her own health struggles with celiac disease, and why she and her husband started a sustainable farm.
  2. Why we should care about where our food comes from, and how to know if our food is sustainable for the environment, the animals, and the farm workers.
  3. How a sustainable diet can be a more health promoting one as well.

PODCAST: Weight Loss for Women with Stefani Ruper

PODCAST: Weight Loss for Women with Stefani Ruper

Click through to listen as Laura and I talk with Stefani Ruper about all things women’s health:

  1. Listen as Stefani shares her experience with weight loss and weight gain, and what she learned from her own struggles.
  2. Learn why self-love and body image are important factors in anyone’s weight loss journey.
  3. Find out what the science really says about low carb vs. low fat dieting.
  4. Learn how to build a balanced plate with the exact foods you need to eat for losing weight healthily.
  5. Laugh with us as we become “fan girls” discussing nutrition pros like Chris Masterjohn, Stephan Guyenet, and Paul Jaminet!

PODCAST: Post Birth Control Syndrome and Intermittent Fasting for Women

PODCAST: Post Birth Control Syndrome and Intermittent Fasting for Women

Click through to hear Laura and I answer these questions:

  1. 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 heath. 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 1 year, and is trying to get my period back with diet and lifestyle foolish considering bone loss risk?Some details: 26 yrs old, 5’8″, 125 lbs, 100% paleo for 2 years, no refined sugar, and moderate/low carb (ex. 1 piece of fruit and about a cup of starchy tubers most days – slowly upping it)
  2. Hi Laura and Kelsey! My question is about intermittent fasting. I’ve recently been experimenting with daily intermittent fasting and feel great! I’ve read that women who use IF do not respond as well as men, but when I skip breakfast and only eat between 11:00am and 8:00pm I have no issues and actually have even more energy than ever.

PODCAST: Is Your Diet Worth Getting Stressed About?

PODCAST: Is Your Diet Worth Getting Stressed About?

Click through to listen to Laura and I answer this question:

  1. Paleo is very restrictive and if you start listening to all the experts like Chris Kresser etc you really risk to go nuts unless you live a life with lots of free time to make everything on your own and to not just eat salads every day.
    I have been trying to follow advice on what is “right” and “bad” , making lots of homemade food, paying attention to this and that, but that’s not always possible for normal people with an 8hr job and a family. I believe the risk is to get stressed out like I did and in the end we know that stress is part of the “bad” list. So how important is finding balance in your life, even incorporating some of the bad’s in order to reduce stress from your life?