Caramel Shrimp Saute

The maple caramel in this slightly sweet, slightly spicy shrimp recipe makes for a perfect fall dish. Ingredients 1/4 cup maple sugar 1/3 cup water 2 TBSP coconut aminos 3 TBSP fish sauce 1 TBSP coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 1 lb medium shrimp, shells on 1 large bunch spinach, watercress, or arugula, for serving The Method In a medium saucepan with a heavy…

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Are Protein Requirements Significantly Underestimated?

“How much protein do I actually need?” If you ask a typical dietitian this question, they’ll likely answer 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day (this being the RDA, or Recommended Dietary Allowance). The reasoning is that this amount is sufficient in providing your body with the building blocks it needs to function properly. Professionals may then go on to say that as long as you eat…

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Episode 66: Take Over

On today’s show, you’ll enjoy a bit of beautiful sound from Sweet Stem Farms. We’ll talk about the new book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Then, Dr. Oz calls it his most important show ever about cholesterol…see what he and his guests have to say. We’ll also talk about carbohydrates, fat, and Coca-Cola. After the Bell it’s Allan Savory and Dr. Timothy Leary.

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Testimonial: Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Symptoms with Paleo

Robb, you literally changed my life a few years ago.

I had been suffering for years from depression and bipolar disorder until I decided to do something about it and take care of my own health.

My journey to reading your book The Paleo Solution started with omega-3 milk I had purchased at a grocery store. After drinking it for a few days, my head felt lighter, clearer than it had for a long while. I felt more energy, more motivation than I ever had in my short lifetime of 21 years at the time.

Feeling such immediate results without even expecting it, I discovered how important it is to lead a healthy lifestyle by getting rid of the junk (food).

I started researching omega-3s more, asked professors about the importance of fats in the diet, and finally searched for a good Paleo diet book to read more into the “perfect human diet.” And that is what led me to The Paleo Solution.

After reading your book, I immediately changed my diet cold turkey.

The 100+ grams of refined sugars I used to consume in a day (yikes!) went to 0 g, and in about a week’s time of doing this I already felt better than I ever have in my entire life. I pursued this for months later, and saw the physical changes to my body: a leaner, more muscular frame (people even started asking me if I “had been going to the gym more lately” when I hadn’t changed my exercise routine at all!); and my friends noted that my skin and hair were “glowing” from the newfound health I had achieved.

Most importantly though, your book led me to overcome the depression and bipolar disorder symptoms I had been suffering from for YEARS. In just a month, my head was clearer and more stable than what it had been for years.

I will always admire your work and dedication to finding the most effective human diet for people like me. Your book has been one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read to this day, even 5 years after reading it.

Thank you so much for your achievement. Thank you so much for sharing your similar story and showing me that there is a way to overcome the “impossible”–mental disorders–without the need for unnatural medication. You rock! I’ll always be a fan of yours from afar.

Chloe Martianou

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Perfect Pot Roast

This nightshade-free version of Pot Roast uses starchy parsnips as a great stand-in for potatoes, delivering the same rich thickness of the classic recipe! Ingredients: 1-1/2 lb beef chuck-roast Sea salt, to taste 2 cups carrots, chopped 1-1/2 cups celery, chopped 2 cups parsnips, chopped 1 cup yellow onion, chopped 1 TBSP fresh rosemary, chopped 1 TBSP fresh thyme, chopped 1 TBSP fresh sage, chopped 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup dry white wine Directions: Place the…

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Fluxed Eating: An Overlooked Microbiome-Disrupting Epidemic

The field of nutrition is rife with disagreements. Wherever you look, you’ll find people arguing about various diet- and health-related issues. Some debaters emphatically claim that saturated fats are harmless, whereas others say the opposite; some declare their unwavering confidence in low-carb diets, trying to convince others to cut their starch and sugar intake, whereas others assert that carbohydrates fulfill important metabolic and endocrine functions; still others argue extensively about…

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Episode 412 – Robb and Nicki Q&A #11




And we’re at it again with Q&A #11 with Robb and Nicki for Episode 412 of The Paleo Solution Podcast!

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Show Notes:

1. [2:27] Valter Longo’s Longevity Diet
Wayne says:
What’s your take on Longo’s view that protein should be limited because it raises IGF-1? He says that none of the populations that have the largest percentages of centenarians consume much protein. I understand that IGF-1 has a beneficial anabolic effect but high levels have been linked to cancer and other chronic diseases. Can you give us your views on this?

2. [14:30] OMAD
Eric says:
Hi Robb,
Just wondering what your opinion of eating OMAD? And is it beneficial to still eat keto while doing it?

3. [18:18] Sun screen
Duey says:
What are your thoughts on sun screen.

What draw backs are there to using it?

What’s the risk of skin cancer if you progressively build up sun exposure and don’t burn.

Risks and benefits of Sun Exposure

4. [24:25] Pulling and eccentric exercise only
Patrick says:
Hi Robb and Nicky. First I just wanted to say  thank you for everything that you wrote and said over the years. You and others like Mark Sisson helped me lose over a hundred pounds and keeping it of since 2013.
My question : is there any counter indication of doing only pulling exercise or eccentric ? I suffered rotator cuff injuries couple years ago and no matter how careful I am everytime I tried to do heavy push exercise, even not so heavy, the pain comes back.
My only goal at this point is to maintain as much lean body mass as I can so I can grow old and farm coconuts with my great great grand kids
Thanks alot again for everything

5. [28:00] Water retention during Luteal phase
Angel says:
Hi Robb and Nicki,
I love the Q&A episodes! I find them very informative. I just started reading Wired to Eat and its such an enjoyable read! Your sense of humor keeps me engaged, unlike many other nutrition books that read like text books. A little about me: I just turned 40, 5’4”, 133 lbs and metabolically healthy. My goal is to lower my body fat to 20% (currently 24%). I started with the keto diet over a year ago, and initially was able to lose weight. But I find it quite difficult to adhere to, and the sugar/carb restrictions triggered many binge eating episodes that I never experienced before keto. Now I’ve relaxed on the carb restrictions by allowing myself to eat fruits and starchy vegetables and my cravings are more under control (fingers crossed).
However I still face another hurdle in my fat loss journey , namely PMS cravings and water retention. I retain so much water during my luteal phase I can’t even fit into clothes that are normally loose fitting. Logically I would lower  carbs and increase fat to reduce water retention, but the the problem with that is I also crave sugar (mainly chocolate) and carbs (pretzels). I also find it hard to fast during PMS (I normally do 16:8 IF) as I feel more hungry. I always gain weight during luteal phase, which practically undo all my previous efforts. Do you have any suggestions on what to do during luteal phase? Do we eat more carbs or more fat? Any supplements? Any advice will be greatly appreciated!


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PMR #234: Don’t Worry, Wine Is Paleo! Making Better, Healthier Wine with FitVine

In this episode, we welcome Mark Warren and Tom Beaton of FitVine to chat all about their healthy and delicious range of wine. We know you have at least some skin in the health game, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to enjoy yourself and live your life to the fullest. FitVine wine scratches that itch. The company has created a great-tasting range of lower-sugar, lower-tannin, lower-additive wine for…

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