LCC (Episode 67): Joe Salama And Amber Beam Bust Science On Longevity, Hunger And Fertility
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In Episode 67 of “Low-Carb Conversations With Jimmy Moore & Friends,” we are primed for yet another fun show as my co-host Dietitian Cassie and I stand ready to roll today with our weekly romp through the various health headlines of the day with a couple more of our favorite Paleo and low-carb friends from the online community. Remember, we are LISTENER-SUPPORTED and your donations really go a long way towards helping us continue bringing you more opinions galore in the weeks, months and years to come. If you have as much fun with our weekly jaunt through the good, bad and ugly health headlines that you hear about on “Low-Carb Conversations” and want to help us out, then you can make a donation to keep us on the air throughout 2013 and beyond. THANK YOU for your support!
We’re up today with two more fantastic guest friends from the health blogging community who both have fabulous books for you to be inspired by. Joe Salama from “The Paleo Miracle”, author of The Paleo Miracle: 50 Real Stories of Health Transformation, and Amber Beam from the “Paleo Savvy” blog who penned Weeknight Paleo: 9 Weeks of Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Meals give us their own unique take on a variety of current news stories about nutrition and health. Listen in as me, Cassie, Joe and Amber discuss the best and worst diet trends from 2012, whether carrying more weight helps you live longer, what role your memory plays in whether you are hungry or not, examining new research claiming eating saturated fat drops sperm counts, how we’re eating less fat today than in the 1970s, the concept of intermittent fasting catching on, whether sugar is following the same pathway as tobacco and an in-depth discussion about the recent three-part blog series on carbs and calories written by Robb Wolf. Don’t forget to check out the great cooking tips at the end from Joe and Amber. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk about what’s happening in the wonderful world of health!
Listen to Joe Salama and Amber Beam share what’s on their mind: I missed doing this show the last couple of months So wanting to talk about health headlines to everyone Paula Deen Admits Her Donut Burger Is ’1 Serving Per Lifetime’ More like “once in a never” or a past lifetime instead Joe’s book showing some inspirational stories of Paleo One of his friends told him about Paleo “unsolicited” He tried it and it was “tough” but he found support online Joe’s “The Paleo Miracle” Facebook page Amber found Paleo through her personal trainer She read Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution immediately Getting to whole foods and dropping processed was key A lot of how she cooked had to be “revamped” Most Paleo recipes take 45-90 minutes, but 30 is better She sought to “Paleoizing” her favorite recipes Pasta was “go-to meal” previously, now spaghetti squash Making a “tasty sauce” for her zoodles (zucchini noodles) Amber’s “Paleo Savvy” Facebook and Twitter pages Best And Worst Diet Trends Of 2012 It’s been a great year for people finding added sugars But they too quickly dismissed the Paleo diet They say our modern life isn’t akin to Paleo man anymore We can eat meat, fruits and vegetables even in 2013 It seems to come down to the saturated fat issue They recognized nutrient-dense foods are good But they showed a “prejudice” that cutting grains is bad “Whole grains” is interpreted by many as “wholesome” And yet whole grains have anti-nutrients in them Your skin can clear up when you cut out the grains Amber had a complete stranger compliment her skin Want to live longer? New study says pack on pounds! Read the original JAMA study here Amber pulled out “the nerd card” saying 6% is “significant” For all the problems you face with weight, it’s not worth it The “horrible” advice against making changes in lifestyle It’s confusing that they don’t want people losing weight They consider a 6’0″ man weighing 140 pounds “normal” Hungry again? Your memory may be to blame Where can you get an “auto-filled soup bowl” from? There’s a lot of “auto pilot” behaviors kick in If you’re going to eat something off Paleo, ENJOY IT Dr. Brian Wansink wrote the Mindless Eating book It was a very small study and not relevant results Fuel yourself with the “right foods” and satiety is natural Enjoy the taste and texture to get pleasure and nourishment We should spend time looking at our relationship with food If we’re only eat for fuel, that’s a “far stretch” for most There’s a lot of conditioning that goes into how we eat People new to Paleo/low-carb, journal your hunger, food Distinction between mindfulness and calorie-counting All the appointed times to eat just disappear naturally Over holidays, didn’t necessarily eat during “eating times” You can catch on pretty quickly to your “hunger cues” Saturated fats tied to falling sperm counts in Danes: study There’s always going to be studies dissing saturated fat It’s funny how they admit obesity could actually be cause This is classic example of correlation not meaning causation This is based on a survey of people going into the military Episode 55 where we discussed the eggs/cigarettes study You’re trusting people to remember specific foods consumed Brazilian researchers said grains IMPROVE sperm quality? Before Paleo, nobody looks at food as macronutrients It’s very unlikely these men were ONLY eating saturated fat They probably got in lots of carbohydrates with that fat The studies blame high-fat, but carbs are 40-50% calories Research supporting omega-3 fats for better sperm quality Even Dr. Dean Ornish admits people should take fish oil Americans are eating 10g less fat per day than they did in the late 1970s The article didn’t explain why disease is getting worse They zeroed in on obesity statistics, but not diseases One-third of calories are now consumed outside the home Restaurant kitchens are cooking crappy cheaper foods These statistics were provided by the USDA (MyPlate) We are following them dutifully to cut our fat calories If people would eat healthy fats, our health would improve When you eat at home, it’s a lot easier to eat healthier But when you eat out there are strategies to use The vegetable oils are loaded with damaging omega-6 fats Restaurants are selling themselves as “health conscious” But they’re following what the USDA tells them is healthy Starbucks had no idea what “natural flavors” they use Listen to Dr. Jayson and Mira Calton in ATLCX #34 Vanilla flavoring doesn’t come from vanilla beans? A lot of food colorings are actually “byproducts of insects” It’s a big deal when people find out what’s in their food One-meal-a-day diets under the microscope Amber is a “three square” meal girl eating her meals Intermittent fasting happens very naturally eating properly Cassie is not a big fan of “straight up fasting” to starve It’s important to fuel your body with good quality food The diets expected to be popular in 2013–The OMG Diet?! Sounds like Dr. Jack Kruse came up with OMG Diet The people behind this new research are “ill-informed” They only looked at starving people–that’s “dangerous” You have to give guidance on nutritional content of food Allowing your body to tell you to eat when you’re hungry Starving yourself is indeed a horrible idea If you really hungry, then you probably need to eat a snack Starving yourself can set you up for “roller coaster binge” If you try to do this with a low-fat, high-carb diet Is sugar the next tobacco? Dr. Robert Lustig in Episode 640 of The LLVLC Show Lustig is capitalizing on the “sugar is bad” movement But pushing government action can be “crazy” His promotion of the grassroots at the end of his book People get a little anxious when you take away freedom There’s something to be said about personal responsibility We can’t blame others for our own personal food choices People say they don’t have time for breakfast But there are things like egg bake and smoothies Lustig doesn’t put up with excuses, just says like it is He’s right when he says sugar calories alter biochemistry Sugar can mess with your brain chemistry, too Salon writer uses some colorful words on Lustig There’s something to be said about trumping up drama It’s not gluttony, you’re just eating the wrong food People feel guilty but eating Pop Tart pushes hormones This is where the calorie message becomes detrimental People cut their fat because they have the most calories This doesn’t give you the results that you want to see Poisonous things are bitter, good tastes sweet (ancestral) Good quality foods tell your body these are right foods Sweet is very relative once you give up refined foods Dark chocolate can taste bitter until you cut sugar Artificial sweeteners can make you crave sweeter foods Low Carb and Paleo: My Thoughts Part 1 My Thoughts on Low Carb and Paleo, Part Deux My thoughts on Low Carb and Paleo Episode 3: A New Hope Robb Wolf has contributed so much to the community He says eating unlimited calories has its limits People who are new to Paleo fall into eating “no carbs” This is “bad” if you are “going nuts in the gym” When you read Paleo, you think low-carb low-carb low-carb It’s lower-carb, but some people need some sweet potatoes This is still low-carb but it gave Joe results he wanted This isn’t about diet labeling, but good health Whether you do high-intensity workouts or leisure walk Robb described some people as “low-carb Jihadists” But there could be some Paleo Jihadists as well Low-carb doesn’t work just because you reduce calories My NK Success: Is It The Calories Or The Ketones? Calories ignore hormones, sleep and lifestyle factors If you think Robb Wolf is dissing low-carb, read his stuff Plus, he’s headlining the 2013 Low-Carb Cruise in May Amber’s Spaghetti Squash And Meatball Sauce recipe Joe says invest in a freezer to “buy bulk” foods Paleo is less frequent meals, but large in size If you look online, you’ll find great Paleo recipes People think they will substitute foods for occasions If you need “comfort food,” reexamine why you eat that way Cook ahead of time spending a day to cook up lots of food You’ll always have food ready to eat for your diet Eggs are a great “last minute” meal idea We had a great comment on iTunes bragging about Cassie Don’t forget to support this show: DONATE HERE!
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Today we heard from Joe Salama and Amber Beam chatting about the health headlines Best And Worst Diet Trends Of 2012, Want to live longer? New study says pack on pounds!, Read the original JAMA study here, Hungry again? Your memory may be to blame, Saturated fats tied to falling sperm counts in Danes: study, Americans are eating 10g less fat per day than they did in the late 1970s, One-meal-a-day diets under the microscope, Is sugar the next tobacco?, Low Carb and Paleo: My Thoughts Part 1, My Thoughts on Low Carb and Paleo, Part Deux, My thoughts on Low Carb and Paleo Episode 3: A New Hope and so much more! We’d love to know what YOU thought about what you heard in today’s show in the show notes section of Episode 67. The good times never stop as we return next Friday in Episode 68 with yet another fantabulous show featuring Sam Feltham from the UK-based “Smash The Fat” and Jennifer Courtney from the “PaleoMomRx” blog. We’ll dive deeply into more of the latest and greatest (and not so greatest) health headlines of the day to help them make more sense to you! If YOU want to be on a future episode of “Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore & Friends,” then e-mail your Skype username to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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