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PaleoHacks Podcast - YOUR QUESTIONS WANTED - Paul Jaminet

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 17, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Yo PaleoHackers. Clark here.

As a lot of you know I run the PaleoHacks podcast. We have Paul Jaminet coming up on the show.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?

Comment down below!

You all can always email me at [email protected] too!

Later

-Clark

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 23, 2013
at 10:57 PM

Thanks although it was not mean to be funny. My last question is more like an angry rant.

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 23, 2013
at 10:12 PM

You're funny VB! I'll put a few of these on the list! Make sure to listen in when posted! -Clark

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on May 19, 2013
at 07:20 PM

yeah good one- my son grunts and groans at the sight of broccoli and kale... eats a teeny sprig or 2 and hes done as far as hes concerned. lol

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:09 AM

But I don't consider "regular" doctors as "doctors", I only listen to doctors my trusted friends recommend.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:09 AM

Most docs that my friends recommend that is. I have not heard about any other options from my friends. Actually, most "regular" doctors recommend antibiotics but Joanna already mentioned it did not help her.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:06 AM

Sorry. I did not mean anything bad but I do envy them sometimes, that's the truth.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:42 AM

Saw your question after the fact. Don't like whole food diets getting trashed for arbitrary numbers, want to know what's up with all the counting on PHD.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:11 AM

when wild salmon isnt available or out of price ranged - canned pacific salmon vs fresh atlantic farmed..

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:56 AM

I've been eating sweet potatoes for years and not turned orange. I lived off nothing but carrots, plain yogurt, fish, and cabbage for a year, and turned orange in the first month.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:55 AM

YES!! This is what I want to know.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:10 AM

"sometimes I get so hungry - I envy anorexics." I know you didn't mean harm by this, but please don't say things like this. My sister is severely anorexic and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone!

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:07 AM

good question about the canned fish - oxidised risk?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 18, 2013
at 10:05 PM

Yea, I'm experimenting with different carb sources, I edited it, I'm actually more interested now on his opinion of soaked navy beans, which are one of few beans allowed on the gaps diet with an exceptional soluble fiber quantity.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 18, 2013
at 08:22 PM

"Most docs"? Fecal transplants are still rather new and fringe aren't they?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 18, 2013
at 07:28 PM

Joanna, most docs recommend fecal transplant. It appears I have C.diff as well - it was listed on my "pathogens found" list. I am undergoing treatment right now and it seems... it is working! Although it is not an easy ride. If I get rid of this thing (and I will have to do additional testing after the treatment) I will let you know.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 18, 2013
at 07:25 PM

2. You could have SIBO. ALso, find what can cause your SIBO if you have it - could be different things. Okay, I am not Paul and I don't know for sure, but shouldn't you check it out?

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 18, 2013
at 06:30 PM

In prolonged stress the HPA axis definitely shuts down. This is what happens in people who become depressed after enduring prolonged anxiety, and also in people with PTSD who become emotionally "flat" and unreactive. The most important step in starting it back up is probably to reduce the chronic stressors or improve the person's coping capacity. Not sure what the ideal next step is, though.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 18, 2013
at 06:28 PM

Butternut squash as a staple carb source: even more likely to turn you orange than the sweet potatoes we're already constantly pushing?

Cbdc8318738324492f2d5918868ce4c9

(1211)

on May 18, 2013
at 12:32 PM

It is glucose based, but Paul has adjusted his view on brown rice syrup: "brown rice syrup we no longer favor. Between the rice bran proteins and arsenic, fructose in honey seems less objectionable; and there is tapioca syrup too." http://perfecthealthdiet.com/q-a/comment-page-57/#comment-141247

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:17 PM

LOVE these Sargon! Will put them on the list FOR sure! All about that cold thermo, except I get too chicken and can't take the cold! ahaha. -Clark

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:16 PM

Definitely will ask about that darn gut! Thanks for the question Andrea! -Clark

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:15 PM

I like it RK! Thanks for the question, it's on the list! -Clark

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Stephen my man! Dude thanks for the feedback! I'm helpless on the tech side (still figuring this forum out!) but I'll try and pass it along. Maybe hit up the admins who can help you better? Thanks for the question dude. We'll throw it on the list my man! -Clark

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7
32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 18, 2013
at 03:17 PM

Consider when refined oils are eliminated from the diet, the omega-6:3 ratio fixes itself (more or less.) You (Paul Jaminet) advocate no more than 4% (or something like that) of calories from PUFAs. How problematic though is a diet with greater than 4% of calories from PUFAs coming solely from whole foods? No references mice or refined vegetable oils!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:42 AM

Saw your question after the fact. Don't like whole food diets getting trashed for arbitrary numbers, want to know what's up with all the counting on PHD.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:55 AM

YES!! This is what I want to know.

5
A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on May 18, 2013
at 06:38 AM

Is there much evidence that non-soy legumes and beans are unhealthy?

5
723519573be05b5edeb0659025b2fcd2

(306)

on May 17, 2013
at 10:41 PM

What medical tests do you suggest for generally healthy paleo people to get?

What do you think of COLD THERMOGENESIS?

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:17 PM

LOVE these Sargon! Will put them on the list FOR sure! All about that cold thermo, except I get too chicken and can't take the cold! ahaha. -Clark

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742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on May 18, 2013
at 01:00 AM

Can you maybe ask Paul what he thinks about Omega-6 from natural sources such as nuts and avocados. Omega 6 is suppose to be inflammatory but a lot of studies actually show nuts are anti-inflammatory. I have personally switched up my diet to concentrate on more nuts and avocadoes and less saturated fat (I still eat it, I just don't slather it on everything, only what comes packed in natural sources,) and I feel less inflamed and lighter. Most Omega-6 sources of fat, such as nuts, are also more nutrient rich compared to eating straight butter or tallow.

4
Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 17, 2013
at 10:01 PM

Clark, can you please read this meta question, it needs input from you:

Also can you actually make a contact us form on the contact us page that sends you an email or something? There's no actual way to contact you through the site. The alternative would be posting an email on your profile, which appears to be unregistered atm?

EDIT: I just saw you posted your email in this question, can you post it in your profile also and make it mod status so it can be easy to find and distinguish?

As for your question, can you ask Paul Jaminet What he thinks of Soaked navy beans as a staple carb source?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:56 AM

I've been eating sweet potatoes for years and not turned orange. I lived off nothing but carrots, plain yogurt, fish, and cabbage for a year, and turned orange in the first month.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 18, 2013
at 06:28 PM

Butternut squash as a staple carb source: even more likely to turn you orange than the sweet potatoes we're already constantly pushing?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on May 18, 2013
at 10:05 PM

Yea, I'm experimenting with different carb sources, I edited it, I'm actually more interested now on his opinion of soaked navy beans, which are one of few beans allowed on the gaps diet with an exceptional soluble fiber quantity.

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:14 PM

Stephen my man! Dude thanks for the feedback! I'm helpless on the tech side (still figuring this forum out!) but I'll try and pass it along. Maybe hit up the admins who can help you better? Thanks for the question dude. We'll throw it on the list my man! -Clark

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on May 18, 2013
at 09:28 AM

I know Paul's take on eating fresh fish rather than taking fish oil supplements, but wondered whether he thought canned fish (sardines, mackeral) daily were better or worse than taking fish oil daily?

Chris Kresser likes fermented fish oil, would this be the better option daily?

Thanks,

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:07 AM

good question about the canned fish - oxidised risk?

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:11 AM

when wild salmon isnt available or out of price ranged - canned pacific salmon vs fresh atlantic farmed..

2
41659fd3d6093939bffd20f167977d61

on May 18, 2013
at 06:16 AM

  1. What are Paul's recommendations for treating Rosacea?

  2. I get tired a lot after eating... I have heard this can be caused by poor liver. What does Paul suggest for treating poor liver function or other liver conditions such as a fatty liver?

Thanks

Joanne

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8f2d9842fdfec224a425c0f77c4ee34d

(1241)

on May 18, 2013
at 02:49 AM

For you, when is buying advertised organic/natural products worth it? This can include things other than just food.

2
089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 18, 2013
at 02:14 AM

I need to know how to get rid of c diff since antibiotics and my diet arent cutting it. C diff is rarely talked about in paleo circles so i cant find info on it.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:09 AM

Most docs that my friends recommend that is. I have not heard about any other options from my friends. Actually, most "regular" doctors recommend antibiotics but Joanna already mentioned it did not help her.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:09 AM

But I don't consider "regular" doctors as "doctors", I only listen to doctors my trusted friends recommend.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 18, 2013
at 08:22 PM

"Most docs"? Fecal transplants are still rather new and fringe aren't they?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 18, 2013
at 07:28 PM

Joanna, most docs recommend fecal transplant. It appears I have C.diff as well - it was listed on my "pathogens found" list. I am undergoing treatment right now and it seems... it is working! Although it is not an easy ride. If I get rid of this thing (and I will have to do additional testing after the treatment) I will let you know.

2
32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

(5802)

on May 17, 2013
at 10:44 PM

Can you recommend a good supplement for children? Even though we eat paleo/primal, some of my children just aren't going to eat kale (or carrots, or whatever) every day. Is Juice Plus a good option, or are there better (perhaps cheaper) ones?

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:15 PM

I like it RK! Thanks for the question, it's on the list! -Clark

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on May 19, 2013
at 07:20 PM

yeah good one- my son grunts and groans at the sight of broccoli and kale... eats a teeny sprig or 2 and hes done as far as hes concerned. lol

1
F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 18, 2013
at 07:21 PM

I have many questions, but I am not sure if Paul would be willing to answer some of them. Anyway, it is worth a try.

  1. What is the cause of obesity? It is not sugar, since I know many people who consume sugar on a regular basis, yet they are slender. It is not carbs because Japanese and Koreans eat more rice than they need yet they are not obese. So what is it? Gut flora?

  2. What does Paul think about Weston Price and the foundation? Liver and sprouted wheat vs. the Perfect Health Diet?

  3. Why do people overeat? For example, sometimes I get so hungry - I envy anorexics. Why do some people are able to eat very little and stop after two or three bites while the others have to have a full three-course dinner and a snack to feel satiated?

  4. Why is his blog on the Perfect Health Diet is so science-heavy and so difficult to read for an average Jane? Why can't he have a recap for dummies in bullet points with clear, specific recommendations of what to do.

  5. I am recovering from SIBO, giardiasis, gut dysbiosis (Golden Staph, E. Coli, C. Diff, etc) and low immunity. However, before I was diagnosed based on an array of stool and blood samples, six different doctors gave up on me, gave me the wrong diagnosis, prescribed me the wrong medication and two of them even told me to see a shrink because I was obviously "imagining things". I suspect I am not the only one.

Is Paleo movement a safe haven for all those people with multiple digestive problems that doctors could not figure out due to lack of training and sheer idiocity? If all doctors would actually knew how to diagnose a patient, would we even need Paleo? I mean, I am not a doctor but I already know what to do with a patient the minute he/she comes in. Why do I have to learn everything there is to know about gastroenterology to be my own doctor? I know it sounds like I am venting, but I just do not get it...

  1. Thanks for everything Paul and you are doing to get people on the health track! Love you.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:10 AM

"sometimes I get so hungry - I envy anorexics." I know you didn't mean harm by this, but please don't say things like this. My sister is severely anorexic and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:06 AM

Sorry. I did not mean anything bad but I do envy them sometimes, that's the truth.

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 23, 2013
at 10:12 PM

You're funny VB! I'll put a few of these on the list! Make sure to listen in when posted! -Clark

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 23, 2013
at 10:57 PM

Thanks although it was not mean to be funny. My last question is more like an angry rant.

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Ea3e7e2639d07474a611a267344a3296

on May 18, 2013
at 06:33 PM

I Am 42 with moderate scoliosis. I worry about getting enough calcium to support my bones. Since being on the Paleo diet my fingernails are more brittle and break, peel or chip more easily which to me signifies a deficiency. Can you suggest what to do or how to improve my calcium intake on a daily basis? Maybe you can phrase my question more accurately!

Thanks so much!!

1
7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd

(1299)

on May 18, 2013
at 07:44 AM

Two questions!

  1. Any ideas or speculation on possible root causes behind "essential" hypertension?

  2. I've been afflicted with excess stomach gas for a few years. It's bad enough that after a meal, I can't sleep for a few hours due to the bloating and belching. I've started taking Interfase Plus, mastic gum, and sometimes turmeric in case it was pylori, but I don't see much if any benefit after a week of it. Any ideas on other things I could look into?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 18, 2013
at 07:25 PM

2. You could have SIBO. ALso, find what can cause your SIBO if you have it - could be different things. Okay, I am not Paul and I don't know for sure, but shouldn't you check it out?

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Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

on May 18, 2013
at 07:38 AM

I have a few questions, thanks to Paul and Clark if there's any clarity reached concerning them;

  • What would you suggest for someone who is active, has eaten a 'whole foods' type diet for a year, supported circadian rhythms, identified food sensitivities and eliminated some things, but still has persistent mild acne/skin issues and mildly elevated DHEAS? Anything beyond 'patience', awareness?

  • Do you avoid BPA in can linings, have you avoided in the past and has circulation of recent studies regrading BPA had any effect on your views and practice? What about BPA-F?

  • Enzymes, pancreatic and otherwise, and betain hcl... In what circumstances do you recommend people supplement with enzymes and or betain HCl, and in what circumstances would you say it's better to avoid them?

  • Dairy (alongside gluten) is renowned for affecting people on the 'autism' spectrum, and Dr Natasha Campbell McBride popularised GAPS in large part due to her success in helping those with autism... More broadly it's often recommended that dairy be eliminated where a person could be more 'emotionally stable' etc. When I ate dairy foods I think I did have periods of moodiness, anxiety, general instability (and on-off sinusitis) that coincided with dairy consumption; am interested in hearing Paul's take on the relation between dairy and emotional instability, digestive issues, potential for these to change over time, etc.

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58cc17a77bca6e503dcf6bf6471b76a1

(478)

on May 18, 2013
at 03:45 AM

NOt sure if this has been discussed before but I'd like to know if brown rice syrup is mostly glucose based or not? Thanks!

Cbdc8318738324492f2d5918868ce4c9

(1211)

on May 18, 2013
at 12:32 PM

It is glucose based, but Paul has adjusted his view on brown rice syrup: "brown rice syrup we no longer favor. Between the rice bran proteins and arsenic, fructose in honey seems less objectionable; and there is tapioca syrup too." http://perfecthealthdiet.com/q-a/comment-page-57/#comment-141247

1
42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

on May 18, 2013
at 12:47 AM

Is it possible that in severe cases of prolonged chronic stress that hormone production and the HPA axis can shut down? Can this system simply be jump started, so to speak, to get it chugging along again? Does he have any specific recommendations for females (other than reducing cortisol through diet/low impact exercise etc) to optimize pregnenolone towards producing DHEA and the other lovely reproductive hormones?

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on May 18, 2013
at 06:30 PM

In prolonged stress the HPA axis definitely shuts down. This is what happens in people who become depressed after enduring prolonged anxiety, and also in people with PTSD who become emotionally "flat" and unreactive. The most important step in starting it back up is probably to reduce the chronic stressors or improve the person's coping capacity. Not sure what the ideal next step is, though.

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 18, 2013
at 12:12 AM

Are candida antigen/antibody blood tests accurate?

1
142d7e06e608cff536ab78e6ca78ce38

on May 17, 2013
at 10:56 PM

Can you please ask;

I am eating Paelo and have celiac. I still get severe stomach pains even though I know I am definitely not eating any gluten or being CC. Do you know what could be causing this and how long can it take to heal your gut.

Thank you

56db14fdfb438ea2b8ff37984ba17468

on May 17, 2013
at 11:16 PM

Definitely will ask about that darn gut! Thanks for the question Andrea! -Clark

0
B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on June 10, 2013
at 02:27 PM

Please, cover "APOE 4/4 friendly version of Paleo diet" in as much obsessive nitty-gritty detail as possible!

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on May 20, 2013
at 10:57 PM

Is it a good idea to eat lots of red meats, bacon, eggs, and other foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol?

Also: What's so bad about legumes?

0
F9b585e2ffe82dde10e5534d7fb5ebf5

on May 20, 2013
at 10:51 PM

I would like to know:

Are there any studies, anecdotes, or reasons why my 73 year old, wheelchair-bound, chronic-pain ridden father should NOT change his lifestyle to the paleo lifestyle?

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89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

on May 19, 2013
at 02:53 AM

There seem to be alot of people ( particularly women) i see posting here who are stuck at a plateau for quite some time- (sometimes years even) eating what seems to be the recommended foods, exercising, IFing, supplementing, getting proper sleep...etc etc.

Beyond the weight-loss recommendations found in the book does he have any further updated suggestions on how to best combat this seemingly common issue.

0
D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on May 18, 2013
at 02:34 AM

If a person is having no health problems or concerns, but in fact has improved the way one looks, feels, and performs since adopting a more ancestral diet, how often would you recommend seeing a doctor for a check up? Is ten years since the last time one had a physical too far? (Asking for a friend... ;) )

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24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on May 18, 2013
at 01:37 AM

Oversee the writing of a collaborative Paleo Official Manual please. He's the man - if he chooses to be. And do it in a way that is financially renumerative to him

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