Vitamin D while pregnant, Fungus and Mycotoxins, Post workout insulin, What to ask for to get the most impactful blood test, Calcium supplementation on a carnivore diet.
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1. Vitamin D while pregnant [27:55]
Hi Robb and Nikki! I have heard you mention in the past that you are a proponent for using tanning beds to improve vitamin D levels. I have also found this to be helpful at keeping my levels up in the winter months and have seen big improvements at fighting off the winter blues. However, I am pregnant so I am curious if this is a huge "no" and I need to only rely on my supplement? The supplement alone has never been enough to keep me out of the lull in mood that I experience in the winter.
I am currently in my first trimester of pregnancy. I have Native American heritage, so I am fairly dark complected and do not burn easily. I live in Texas which may be slightly better for UV exposure, but work 5 days a week indoors so it is guaranteed that during the winter my sunlight exposure plummets. Should I just suck it up and deal with the mood and only take a supplement? Or would a couple days a week of tanning bed be ok to get me through the next few months during my first and second trimester? Thanks for your input!
2. Fungus and Mycotoxins [32:17]
I have been following you guys for many years now, listened to All your podcast episodes (Paleo Solution up to Rebellion Radio)! I don’t remember you guys talking about the role Fungus (Candida) plays with all this metabolic disruption. Diabetes, Cancer, Arthritis, Alzheimer, Lupus…
Perhaps we have a Ptolemy science understanding of metabolic disorders?
I recently found “Know the Cause” ~ and Doug Kaufmann’s ideas on the subject, sorry but he has made me second guess what’s really going on.
I'm curious how deep is this “mycotoxin” problem? I understand and generally tend to agree with you on the Bulletproof coffee is great marketing, but until I get definitive understanding of the real causal problems of Fungus in general...I remain neutral, smooth talking salesman must be scrutinized all times. However it’s the only “root cause” theory that I’ve heard that could make sense. Not the insulin resistance theory, which could be proved if we actually measure the insulin levels, before during and after, injecting mycotoxins into mice and rats to give them diabetes! Darn circular logic!!
3. Post workout insulin [37:04]
Hi Robb, I was wondering about post workout insulin Spike. Did the Bros have it right with spiking insulin post workout with high GI carbs to get more muscle? Or should we keep insulin on the low side so we don't get more fat? Thanks!
4. What to ask for to get the most impactful blood test [41:28]
Hi Robb and Nicki,
I plan on getting a blood test through my doctor. I'm guessing all blood tests are not created equal. So do I simply ask for a "blood test", or do I ask for a blood test that measures "xyz"? And if the ladder, what would be your "xyz" to get measured? And also please provide an optimal range for each.
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For context on what I'm personally looking to accomplish:
I'm a 33 year old male, been off and on with Keto for years, Keto is my holy grail for getting back to my prime condition (following your Keto Masterclass regimen of higher protein, adequate sodium, and not-so-crazy-on-the-fat has been the most effective and enjoyable way for me).
I've been fully back on a good Keto regimen for two months now. I'm 5 10, weigh 210 lbs, but muscular, at around 12-17% body fat. I (thankfully) seem to put on muscle fairly easy from heavy, slow, and low rep weight lifting 1-2 times a week. However I'm still working to get this tire of fat off of my hips/waste. Other than that the rest of my body seems lean and muscular.
My general Keto Mojo numbers are as follows:
Ketones: 1.4-2.4 mmol/L.
Blood glucose: 76-85mg/dl upon waking and I manage to stay in the 90s even after eating.
And whatever these two things are:
I want to see in my blood work where I fall on the scale of optimal health while on Keto, so that I can spot problem areas or deficiencies. As I'm approaching my mid 30s I know testosterone is one thing I'd like to have tested, as I have felt like it has decreased (which I know you've mentioned happens when someone dives right into keto and weightlifting after being a chub).
So, what would you ask your doctor to test for in a blood test? And what numbers (ranges) would you be absolutely thrilled to receive back from the test?
Absolutely love the Q&A format. Longtime fan since 2012, books, Keto Masterclass, Podcast. I hope you and Nicki continue with this format. The episodes help me look forward to being successful on my diet.
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5. Calcium supplementation on a carnivore diet. [45:16]
Hey Robb, discovered your show listening to Paul Saladino podcast and I am loving it! Every time I learn something new, thanks so much for what you do! You are also a libertarian, that is freaking amaxzing! Hahaha Also love your interactions with Nikki! 🤣🤣🤣
So a bit of context, I am 29years old, 150 pounds 5'8" , I follow a carnivore diet with honey, I eat 500g meat a day, 2 ounces of liver, some whey post workout and I do greek yogurt to get calcium in my diet. I also take vit D and boron. I read that calcium is essential to produce melatonin and I noticed that when I dont consume greek yogurt or any other dairy, I tend to wake up in the middle of night and when I do consume, i sleep very well. So I was listening to your podcast last week when you said that there is a huge difference between grassfed and grainfed dairy. I would like to let it go of the dairy just for a test and since here where I live, in Portugal, grassfed dairy are way more expensive than grainfed dairy and I still want to have calcium at my diet, I would like to know what are your thoughts on calcium supplementation, is there any form that is safe? Paul said that calcium citrate is not a good idea because it can cause heart and kidney malfunction. He suggested for me to do bone broth, but I am a graduate student and every bit of time that I can save, I do so bone broth is kind inconvenient. Thank you so much!Sponsor:
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