This episode is all about health and nutrition. We tackle all kinds of things including:
Buzz words in the food industry lie healthy, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, cage-free, grass finished, no sugar added, low fat, fat-free.
The source of our modern nutritional guidelines and our understanding of what is good and bad for us... and how it was all fabricated.
The Standard American Diet (which should be called the Modern Affluence Diet)
The diet of our ancestors, the hunter-gatherer nomadic tribes
The main issues we face in health which are: insulin, phytates, lectin, gluten, and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA's)
How insulin ensures that you stay fat and end up with chronic diseases, obesity, and metabolic syndrome
How cholesterol, saturated fats, and salt get a bad rap that they don't deserve
How we should all start looking at food as medicine and trying to get off of any medications that may be necessary.
Then I give you some advice for teaching your body to burn fat with a combination of intermittent fasting and carb restriction (not elimination)
In this week's Call-to-Action we take a fresh look at the foods we put into our bodies and we start to calculate just how much carbohydrates we eat every day, how often we are ingesting anti-nutrients like phytates, lectin, gluten, and PUFA's. And then we work to reduce our intake of these ingredients. And then we teach our bodies to be metabolically flexible and be able to switch between using glucose or fat for energy using carb restriction and intermittent fasting.
*Much of this podcast was drawn from information found in The Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sisson.