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Robb Wolf On Joe Rogan Experience (#935) — Podcast Breakdown

Robb Wolf On Joe Rogan Experience (#935) — Podcast Breakdown

Health and nutrition tips, ketogenic diet, gut microbiome, Zevia, coyotes in America, 120 lbs pitbulls and more I love podcasts and listen to hundreds of them a year. When I stumble upon ones packed with knowledge, I like to take notes. That helps me process and retain the information and gives me the ability to refer back to what was covered. The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) is one of my favorite podcasts. I love the long-form, informal conversation, and Joe’s ability to cover the nitty gritty details across so many fascinating topics: fitness, nutrition, personal development, space and more. I'm taking my notes a step further by producing a guide for other listeners. The guide will help listeners follow conversations more easily, identify technical terms discussed, review ideas and materials, and will directly link to products, people or other relevant content mentioned. Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist is the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet. He has been a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism and Journal of Evolutionary Health; he serves on the board of Directors of Speciality Health Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada and is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. Where to listen (or watch) All JRE video episodes are free to stream on YouTube: Note: timestamps are based on YouTube version (no sponsors). Continue reading >>

Does The Ketogenic Diet Cure Candida? The Ketosis-candida-mercury Link

Does The Ketogenic Diet Cure Candida? The Ketosis-candida-mercury Link

You’ve been on the Ketogenic Diet for a while now and you’ve been promised weight loss, more energy, clearer head, better sleep or possibly even ascension? But instead you got some or all of the following? weight gain stiff neck fatigue brain fog heart palpitations head pressure burning sensation in the mouth insatiable thirst impaired breathing / coughing / shortness of breath headaches nausea stiff joints muscle stiffness depression insomnia rash bloated, painful intestines constipation or diarrhea white coated tongue phlegm or mucus or the feeling of having a “frog” in your throat just overall feeling more miserable But you aren’t willing to give up on the diet just yet because you were told all those negative symptoms you’ve started to experience were due to your body adjusting from a sugar to a fat burning metabolism? Or that your mtDNA was being repaired? That you just need to stick through it, or drink more water or take a few supplements? That in order to get well you have to get sick first? That the insomnia really is you having more energy and hence needing less sleep? And yet it’s been weeks, months, or more than a year but you still experience those symptoms and you’re not really feeling well and – surprisingly – you have actually GAINED some weight?! If so, then it might be time to consider that the Ketogenic Diet is actually making you sick. WHAAAAAT??!! How could that be? You ask. And: Who am I to suggest such blasphemy? I’m a former Keto Fanatic, someone who had been on the Ketogenic Diet for over 1 year until I realized that ketosis was wrecking havoc with my body, and now I’m here to tell you all about it. How did I get into the Ketogenic Diet? Did I go from eating pizza and drinking Cola straight to eating 4 eggs for breakfast Continue reading >>

Health Problems Of Lactating Does

Health Problems Of Lactating Does

MASTITIS & KETOSIS: Mastitis is essentially an infected udder. Does of all goat breeds can contract mastitis, but it is more often seen in heavy milkers. Since bacteria that cause mastitis enter the udder through the teats, the cleanliness of pens and feeding areas has a significant impact on whether or not mastitis develops in a herd. There is some evidence that mastitis can be hereditary, but it is fair to say that it is mostly acquired via external sources. Mastitis prevents a lactating doe from providing quality milk for her kids. Indeed, it sometimes prevents her from nursing them, creating a "bottle baby" situation. The udder gets swollen, hard, and hot. The milk, if there is any, is stringy, spotted with blood, and often unuseable. Mastitis is not responsive to injectable antibiotics because the medicine cannot get to the source of the infection. The udder is an interwoven mass of fibrous tissue that is "walled off" from the rest of the doe's body. Never inject a doe's udder with any substance, antibiotic or otherwise; it will kill her. Treatment involves removing the kid from its mother and bottle feeding it. Occasionally a mild case of mastitis will permit treatment and still allow the kid to nurse, particularly if the infection is in only one teat. The udder is walled off into two parts, each supplying one teat with milk. Milk out the infected udder(s) and infuse each infected teat with an intramammary medication like ToDay (cephapirin sodium) or similar product for at least two and preferably for four to five consecutive days. Massage the udder to move the medication around inside as much as possible. Bag Balm can be applied to the outside of the udder for ease in massaging and for the doe's comfort. Some does run fever with mastitis, so fever-reducing medica Continue reading >>

Intestinal Bacteria Composition On A High Fat Diet

Intestinal Bacteria Composition On A High Fat Diet

So what you're saying, only omega 6 oils change the composition of intestinal bacteria toward the unhealthy types that drive the inflammation by their endotoxin? what about omega 3? I heard those were the most unstable and quickest to go rancid. Are you sure of your sources of info? It is well known that the healthy types of bacteria are supported by stuff like FOS and certain starches, but mostly fiber, all of which are of plant origin. A ketogenic paleo diet is high in fat and low in starches and fiber, promoting the growth of unhealthy gut bacteria. The toxins produced by such bacteria in the gut have far more negative consequences on health than even an occasional rancid oil in the diet (of which we are NOT taking about here, by the way). So my question remains: what do you propose to mediate the toxic effects of gut bacteria promoted by a high fat diet? I personally was thinking about occasional antibiotics to keep the gut bacterial populations low. This is an older post but it seems that there is some interest in it, so I thought I would do a little commenting. =================================== Comment Requested I read that a high fat diet changes the composition of intestinal bacteria towards the unhealthy types that produce high level of of endotoxin that in turn drives inflammation and promotes diseases of aging. That's a serious concern. What is your comment on that? What measures would you undertake to keep the bacterial populations down? Would antibiotics be one of them? Requested Comment Provided The first step would be taking out of your diet all the oils that are high in omega 6 as they become rancid quicker and thus leads to inflammation. Oils like safflower, sunflower, peanut, etc should not be taken. Ghee, organic butter, coconut oil, olive oil, oil Continue reading >>

Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up And Read Further

Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up And Read Further

The ketogenic diet is not only known to be one of the most effective weight loss tools, but has proven to have many health benefits. Ketosis is a state at which your body produces ketones in the liver, shifting the body's metabolism away from glucose and towards fat utilization. Unless you can check your blood ketones, using Ketostix is an easy way to detect urinary ketones. It's not the most accurate method, but may be good enough to find out whether you are in ketosis. In some cases, weight loss may be difficult even on a low-carb ketogenic diet and there may be a few possible reasons for weight stalling, which I have listed in this post. If you want to know more about the ketogenic diet and how it can help you lose weight, have a look at my Practical Guide to Keto Diet which is freely available on my website also as PDF. 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week Top Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight on a Keto Diet 1. Carbs are Too High Your carbohydrate intake may be too high. Try to decrease your daily carbs limit. Also try to include coconut oil in your diet. Coconut oil consists of MCTs (Medium chain triglycerides), which are easily digestible, less likely to be stored by your body and are used for immediate energy. MCTs are converted in the liver into ketones, which helps you enter ketosis. If you want to know more about carbs, check out this post. For more about ketones, have a look at this post. 2. Protein is Too High or Too Low Your protein intake may be too high/ low. Protein is the most sating macronutrient and you should include high-quality animal protein in your diet. If you don't eat enough protein, you Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Medicines Information For Parents / Carers

Ketogenic Diet Medicines Information For Parents / Carers

Ketogenic Diet Medicines Information for Parents / Carers Medicines usually contain some form of carbohydrate so it is important that the most suitable formulation and brand for the Ketogenic diet is selected. When your child is started on the Ketogenic diet, the current medicines will be assessed and the most suitable formulation and brand selected. Once established on the diet, it is important that any new medicines that are needed are appropriately selected. Here are some helpful tips: Always tell hospital doctors / nurses / GP / community pharmacist that your child is on the Ketogenic diet and requires medicines that are carbohydrate free / low carbohydrate. Tablets are generally better than liquids – so if in doubt use tablets. Suppositories are ok, even if they contain carbohydrate as it is not absorbed. Ketogenic diet stickers – ask nurse / doctor to stick on drug chart if child admitted to hospital. Intravenous fluids containing glucose should be avoided unless your child has low blood glucose levels (BMs). If a new medicine is started then monitor ketones and contact Ketogenic team if you have any concerns that the medicine is causing a reduction in ketones. What to avoid Sucrose Fructose Dextrose Sorbitol Glucose Mannitol Glycerol Starch Maize starch Lactose Maltodextrin Pain relief Paracetamol - the Medinol brand of paracetamol 120mg/5ml is the most keto-friendly. A supply letter is available for your GP / Community pharmacy. It may be worthwhile to keep a bottle at home as pharmacies may not stock this particular brand. Ibuprofen – the Fenpaed brand of ibuprofen 100mg/5ml is keto-friendly. Antibiotics Tablet and capsule antibiotics are not usually suitable to use for children on a ketogenic diet due to inappropriate strengths for young children and the Continue reading >>

All You Need To Know About Protein On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet

All You Need To Know About Protein On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet

Proteins, which consist of amino acids, are essential nutrients for the human body. They are one of the building blocks of body tissue and can be used as a fuel source. Unlike carbs, which are not essential for our body, protein and fat are a vital part of our diet. Without these two macronutrients, we would simply not survive. There is a misconception that the ketogenic diet is a high-protein diet. This is a myth; the ketogenic diet is a diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs. Why moderate in protein? Too much protein can kick you out of ketosis, while too little protein may cause muscle loss and increased appetite. What is the ideal protein intake? Does quality matter? Is too much protein dangerous? Let's have a look at these frequently asked questions in more detail. Why is protein so important for weight loss? Studies show that protein is the most sating while carbs are the least sating macronutrients. In other words, if you eat enough protein, you will feel less hungry and eat fewer calories. That's why it's critical to eat adequate amount of protein if your aim is to lose fat. Protein has also been shown to increase energy expenditure. This means that by following a diet rich in protein, you will burn more calories. This metabolic advantage is not significant (around 100 kcal a day) but every little counts! Another way to burn more calories is to build muscle mass. Protein is the most important macronutrient for preserving and building muscle tissue, especially for physically active individuals. More muscles burn more calories and slightly increase your base metabolic rate. This means that you will burn slightly more calories even at rest. Although protein slightly increases insulin, there is no need to worry about negative effects on weight loss. Continue reading >>

Keto Rash – Why Some People Itch On Low Carb, And What To Do About It

Keto Rash – Why Some People Itch On Low Carb, And What To Do About It

This is not a common problem on low carb or keto, but for the few people experiencing it, it can be really annoying: Itching. This itching – sometimes called the “keto rash“ 1 – can be troublesome, sometimes even interrupting sleep. The itching and rash are almost always symmetrical on both sides of the body. It most often develops over the chest, back, armpits and sometimes in the neck (see image above). What is the reason for this problem, and how can it be cured? There are many posts about this online, and many different theories. The time has come to make it simple, Diet Doctor style. Here’s everything you need to know. The cause of the keto rash While there are dozens of theories about this problem, each more weird and unlikely than the next, I believe there’s a very simple answer. This is based on many people’s experiences, 2 and the limited scientific studies available. 3 Here are the clues, and the conclusion: The itching usually starts soon after people get into ketosis. It stops within a day or so if people eat more carbs and exit ketosis. It can often get worse in hot weather, or after exercising. The usual distribution of the itch and rash matches areas where sweat can accumulate. When in ketosis sweat can contain the ketone body acetone. Acetone can be irritating at high concentrations. I think there is good reason to believe that the itching that some people experience in ketosis is caused by ketones in sweat, perhaps as this dries on the body. How to cure the keto rash There are several things you can do to cure keto rash: Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing for the climate, so that you don’t sweat more than necessary. Use air conditioning when appropriate. Shower: After exercising it might help to take a shower – after you’re finished Continue reading >>

Common Ketosis Killers

Common Ketosis Killers

“I’ve tried your low-carb diet, Dr. Nally, and it didn’t work.” “Hmm . . . really?” If your mumbling this to yourself, or you’ve said it to me in my office, then lets have a little talk. I’ve heard this statement before. It’s not a new statement, but it’s a statement that tells me we need to address a number of items. If you’ve failed a low carbohydrate diet, I’d suspect you are pretty severely insulin resistant or hyperinsulinemic. You probably never really reached true ketosis. I’d want to have you checked out by your doctor to rule out underlying disease like hypothyroidism, diabetes, other hormone imbalance, etc. Next, switching to a low-carbohydrate lifestyle is literally a “lifestyle change.” It requires that you understand a few basic ketosis principles. And, it takes the average person 3-6 months to really wrap their head around what this lifestyle means . . . and, some people, up to a year before they are really comfortable with how to eat and function in any situation. I assume, if you are reading this article, that you’ve already read about ketosis and understand the science behind it. If not, please start your reading with my article The Principle Based Ketogenic Lifestyle – Part I and Ketogenic Principles – Part II. If this is the case, then please proceed forward, “full steam ahead!” There are usually a few areas that are inadvertently inhibiting your body transformation, so let’s get a little personal. First, this is a low carbohydrate diet. For weight loss, I usually ask people to lower their carbohydrate intake to less than 2o grams per day. How do you do that? (A copy of my diet is accessible through my membership site HERE.) You’ve got to begin by restricting all carbohydrates to less than 20 grams per day. Continue reading >>

The Ketogenic Diet & Gut Health

The Ketogenic Diet & Gut Health

Why We Are Suffering From Unhealthy Guts? The real issue is that good health starts with a healthy gut. Over 70% of your immune system is in your gut. More than likely, yours has been compromised by a diet consisting of sugar, chemicals, additives, artificial sweeteners, antibiotics and pesticides. These are only a few of the factors that work to destroy the good bacteria we need in our intestinal tract. Having a healthy gut is key to proper digestion, absorption of essential nutrients, and becoming a fat burning machine. Many of us have taken antibiotics once or twice in our lifetime. Antibiotics not only destroy the bad bacteria, but they also destroy the good bacteria that protect you from illness and chronic disease. The Ketogenic Diet & Gut Health go together. How Does This Affect Us? When poor diet and antibiotics strip that good bacteria from your intestines, it gives bad bacteria an opportunity to thrive. These bacteria can lead to inflammation and all sorts of health complications such as a weak immune system, food allergies, leaky gut, sluggish digestion, poor nutrient absorption, depression and chronic disease. Having a bad gut can also affect your transition to becoming fat adapted. Some Symptoms Related To An Unhealthy Gut: Bloating Acne Fatigue Joint pain Food intolerance Allergies Autoimmune disease Hair loss Weight loss or weight gain Trouble losing weight Brittle nails Diarrhoea/constipation Sugar cravings Hypothyroidism Malabsorption Blood sugar dysregulation Migraines Hypoglycaemia If you have been experiencing at least a few of these symptoms for a while, you may want to address restoring your gut health. In doing so, most people find their cravings, especially for sugar, dramatically decrease. Other benefits include: mental clarity, increased energy Continue reading >>

Keto Do’s And Don’ts

Keto Do’s And Don’ts

Whether you are new to Keto or not, there are some mistakes you could be making that could cause you to stall, not get the results you want, or keep you from having overall good health. My reason for starting Keto was two-fold. First and foremost I desperately wanted to lose weight, but I also wanted to get off all the medication I was on for T2 Diabetes and high blood pressure. The reason I stay Keto is to keep the weight off of course and to stay off medication, but also I want overall health and well being. I want to stay energized, be strong, and be as chemical and preservative free as possible. DO eat real food. Veggies that grow above ground, beef (grass fed and antibiotic free if you can find it), chicken, salmon, butter, heavy cream – farm food basically. DON’T eat low carb tortillas, “sugar-free” candies or jello, low-carb packaged/sold in the store bread, diet soda, low carb bars, shakes or frozen microwaveable meals or zero calorie artificially sweetened drinks or water flavoring. DO replace your electrolytes, but don’t do it with diet Gatorade or sugary energy type drinks. Drink bone broth or chicken broth. Think salt. Make sure you get at least 2 tsp per day. DON’T eat low-fat food. Don’t bother buying fat-free or low-fat cheese or yogurt. NO! You need to eat full-fat cheese, and plenty of healthy fats. If the label says low fat, walk away. If your Keto diet includes yogurt, make sure it is full fat yogurt. DO eat plenty of healthy fats! Coconut oil, avocado oil, avocados, butter, heavy cream, extra virgin olive oil, animal fats (preferably from grass fed animals) butter and MCT oil. Fat is a source of energy and provides mental clarity – it’s brain food! DON’T eat bad fats! What are the bad fats? Corn oil, vegetable oil, soybean oil, hy Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Faq

Ketogenic Diet Faq

With all the new people finding, switching, and transitioning into a low carb diet, I figured it was about time I put together an FAQ on all the common questions that are asked when someone is starting out. I don’t go too in depth in the answers, but I tried to give a direct answer and then link to a more in depth article on the topic to help you fully understand it. If you have any other questions you’d like to be added, changed, or are unsure about – please feel free to leave a comment below so I can fully explain, or make changes to the answers on this page. Best wishes, and to all the new people out there – good luck and happy dieting! Frequently Asked Questions Click any of the questions below and it will take you to the answer. How Long Does It Take To Get Into Ketosis? A ketogenic diet is not a diet that you can whimfully choose to go on and off of at any point. It takes time for your body to adjust and go into a state known as ketosis. This process? Anywhere from 2 – 7 days, depending on your body type, activity levels, and what you’re eating. The fastest way to get into ketosis is to exercise on an empty stomach, restrict your carbohydrate intake to 20g or less per day, and be vigilant with your water intake. To improve the rate at which you enter ketosis, there is a method called Fat Fasting. I’ve written an article on Fat Fasting on a Ketogenic Diet and everything involved with it. Make sure that if you use this method, it is only for a few days, otherwise it can bring harm to you. Where Can I Find Low Carb Recipes? Everywhere on the internet! There’s recipes on almost every health website nowadays, and a quick Google of what you want will definitely help you out. You can even convert high carb recipes that use sugar or fruits in them to low c Continue reading >>

The Heartwarming Story Of A Fibromyalgia Cure

The Heartwarming Story Of A Fibromyalgia Cure

One of my favorite sites is cpnhelp.org, formed to help chronic disease patients suffering from infections with Chlamydophila pneumoniae, a parasitic intracellular bacterium. When I first discovered this site I immediately recognized many of my own symptoms in the reports of other patients. Although I had already cleared many symptoms through diet and supplements, cognitive and neuropathic symptoms remained, and my doctor agreed that the evidence for a persistent bacterial infection was strong. Three months of antibiotics cleared nearly all my remaining symptoms. I’m far from the only chronic sufferer to benefit from antibiotics. Yesterday cpnhelp had a lovely and inspiring post from Ladybug, an Australian painter who suffered from fibromyalgia, a condition that produces debilitating muscle pain. She describes her condition: The hallowed shrine of my body was invaded by ugly bugs. They put on their own ugly bug ball in my central nervous system and invited all their friends and relatives. They feasted and made merry and committed unspeakably rude acts wherever and whenever they wanted. They poured waste matter down the drains and left rubbish lying about all over the place. [1] The medical professional has badly failed at diagnosing and treating chronic disease. I’ll have more to say later about why that is – partly it has to do with the ineffectiveness of antibiotics on a bad diet, and partly with some defects in modern medical research and clinical practices. But there is hope for chronic disease sufferers: I [have] really overcome the scourge of fibromyalgia, despite the rhetoric carved into the stone walls of western medicine: Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine (AAMM): “What is fibromyalgia? Pathology: not identified.” Australian Rheumatolo Continue reading >>

Can Caffeine Kick You Out Of Ketosis?

Can Caffeine Kick You Out Of Ketosis?

Low-carb dieters who consume very few carbohydrates often go into ketosis. Ketosis develops when you use up your glycogen stores and need an alternate source of energy. Your body forms ketone bodies as it breaks down fat to use for energy, and you excrete ketones in the urine. Low-carb dieter use ketone test strips to ensure that they're following the diet correctly and burning fat. Caffeine might disrupt glucose metabolism, which could affect ketosis, although only anecdotal evidence of this exists. Video of the Day Insulin resistance, the inability of cells to respond to and absorb glucose, can raise glucose levels and cause weight gain. Ketosis decreases insulin resistance by improving insulin sensitivity, meaning the ability of cells to absorb glucose. Insulin helps cells take glucose from the bloodstream to use for energy. Improving insulin sensitivity helps you lose weight. Caffeine might increase insulin resistance. Caffeine and Insulin Resistance Caffeine might increase insulin resistance, which might make losing weight more difficult and also increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, although this has not been clinically proven. A study conducted by researchers from Duke University Medical Center in the August 2004 issue of "Diabetes Care," published by the American Diabetes Association, discussed the effects of caffeine on blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity. This study showed that 250 mg of caffeine did not change fasting glucose levels but did raise glucose levels after consumption of 75 g of glucose compared with placebo. Although caffeine might raise glucose levels after eating a meal high in carbohydrates, it's unclear that this effect occurs after a low-carbohydrate meal such as those eaten by low-carb dieters. It's also unclear wheth Continue reading >>

Prurigo Pigmentosa – The Ketosis Rash Nobody Warned Me About

Prurigo Pigmentosa – The Ketosis Rash Nobody Warned Me About

While I haven’t had this rash, I have been on ketogenic diets a few times, usually with herxheimer symptoms. I believe this origined from candida die-off because I had the exact same feeling when on antifungal drugs. It was worst the first times, then substantially less, and during my third course of antifungals I felt nothing. This would suggest the fungal infection had diminished a lot by then. Also, my reactions when on a ketogenic diet were worst the first time, but less so (and with later onset) during subsequent diets. I never dieted in order to lose weight – I am skinny already – but only as a remedy (somewhat desperately) against candida. I had some very bad years where I would react from all kinds of simple carbs, and since doctors didn’t help me a lot, I had to find something myself. In the end, however, my GP did prescribe fluconazol for a month which helped. I did have a rash once, however. All over my torso when I was 22, 16 years ago. My doctor first thought this was pityriasis rosea, a common and harmless rash. Then I got transferred to a dermatologist who diagnosed psoriasis, but at that time, the torso rash had disappeared. Since then, I have had a litle psoriasis on my elbows, but rarely elsewhere. Skin rashes are often a sign of immunological changes – and of infections, of course, as we know from common childhood diseases. (But isn’t the rash of e.g. measles caused by the immune reaction, rather than directly from the infection itself?) But regarding that many of you had a month or year-long and stable rash when being in ketosis, there might be other causes. As I understand, the effect of doxycycline here is not as an antibiotic, but because doxycyline has a direct impact on neutrophils (a sort of white blood cells). It is also well-known Continue reading >>

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