Does Recent TMAO Research Suggest That the Paleo Diet Causes Heart Disease?

Detractors of the Paleo diet often mention how it may increase a molecule called trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO, which has been correlated with disease states. Proponents of a vegan diet use TMAO as rationale for avoiding animal protein, like Dr. Joel Kahn did recently during a highly publicized debate with Paleo advocate Chris Kresser. In recent weeks, unpublished data from a group of researchers in Australia has received media attention…

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Will a low carb diet shorten your life?

Hey folks!

You have likely seen a news piece to the effect a low carb diet will shorten your life. This is video looks at that topic…I apologize for the length, but this is kind of an asymmetric warfare story. The media says something like this, it’s quick and easy. Doing a decent job of unpacking the claim is half of a graduate thesis.

Give this a look, fire off your questions and be sure to follow my YouTube channel and Instagram account if you want to stay up to date on my work.

ALSO: Yes, I have my biases in all this. I talk about this time and again in the video. I encourage you to put some skull-sweat into reading the links I provide below so you can:

1- Draw your own conclusions.

2- Judge me by how well I represented the source material.

It’s easy to slice and dice things in a format like this video to fit a particular narrative…a narrative that is not actually supported by the source material. Did I do that here? Or was my analysis on-point?

Here are the links for most of the material I used in the video:











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Episode 48: Real it In

This week, host Angelo Coppola discusses:

  • Sh*t Foodies Say
  • Why women should stop taking Cholesterol Drugs
  • A Native family goes Paleo
  • Fast food starts delivering
  • The race for fake chicken
  • Diet effects on ADHD
  • Grassfed better for environment
  • The PaleoFX conference with guests Keith & Michelle Norris
  • And an After the Bell segment featuring Diana Nyad

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Keto Masterclass Testimonial: Newfound Confidence and Motivation

Testimonial written by: Kendal

When I met my husband in 2014 he introduced me to the world of Paleo. He himself began eating Paleo a few years prior after hearing about Robb’s book in a podcast.

I remember seeing a copy of The Paleo Solution sitting on the end table in his living room one of the first times I came over to his home. My first thought was oh great, he’s a health nut. I worried that my love for sandwiches would be end up being a deal breaker for this health conscious guy but that wasn’t the case at all.

Whether it was sharing a story he’d heard on a podcast that morning or cooking us a healthy dinner in the evening, throughout the next year of dating he politely showed me what it was like to eat healthier. We got married in 2016 and though I definitely tried to stick with these healthy ways of eating I still struggled.

In October of 2016 I decided to try the autoimmune protocol (AIP) to try to heal my guts health. My digestive system was always something that had given me problems.

One day I heard about AIP on The Better Everyday podcast and figured it was something I should definitely try. I ended up feeling so much better a couple months in (and ended up shedding some pounds as well!).

By February of 2017 I was down to my lowest weight I had reached in a very long time and was feeling healthier and stronger. The end February we received wonderful news that we’d be expecting our first baby. I was over the moon with happiness!

A few months into my pregnancy we found out I had a condition called Vasa Previa. It’s very dangerous for the mother and baby if not handled the right way and needless to say I was scared and very stressed.

Along with that stress came old eating habits and I ended up gaining almost 60 lbs by the end of my pregnancy. Thankfully God had a wonderful plan and though she came to us a few weeks early we finally got to meet our baby girl on November 3 of 2017.

After her arrival I knew I needed to really get back on the health wagon. I had no idea just how hard that would be. And honestly it took me 9 months to finally really buckle down and try to get healthier.

By the time I was 10 months postpartum I was no longer breastfeeding and I knew I wanted to look into the keto way of eating. I had seen articles on Pinterest and folks on Instagram posting their transformations and recipes and it really caught my attention.

I shared this interest with my husband and he was totally on board. After gaining some “baby” weight himself when I got pregnant he also wanted to shed a few lbs and get back to a healthy routine of eating.

One day he got an email from Robb about the Keto Masterclass and we hopped on that wagon and purchased it.

We began listening to the modules and really dove into the knowledge Robb had to share.

We purged our pantry of everything that could be tempting/not on the plan and gave most of it away to other family members.

We began making weekly plans of meals we wanted to have and kept it simple.

I loved the ways Robb explained how to make one meal into something more interesting for a couple nights. Whether it was different seasoning or a sauce. Having variety was key to our success.

We fortunately didn’t endure the “keto flu” too badly but I think a big reason why we didn’t was our consumption of electrolytes. We both try to drink it everyday and definitely know when we miss a day!

The first time I put on my pre pregnancy jeans to take our “before” pictures I was so shocked just how far I’d let myself go. I couldn’t get them up past my hips let alone button them.

I can now say that these jeans fit almost perfectly and that is thanks to keto.

Living this way has been life changing. It has given me confidence I haven’t had in a very long time. It’s given me motivation to work out because I want to get stronger as well as healthier.

Robb said to find “your why” and the moment I had my baby girl she became my why. I want to live the best healthiest life I can for her. To be the example of good health she sees everyday. To watch her grow up. To someday help her as she runs around with her own children. She is my why and Robb has truly helped me achieve the understanding of how to continue in this health journey.

It’s been a wonderful journey and it’s only just begun! I can’t wait to see where I’ll be in a few months.

Keto Masterclass

The keto diet is one of the most effective ways to shed fat and improve your health. Keto Masterclass helps you start keto right, step-by-step, so that you can be successful long-term.


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Episode 49: Moving Forward

This week, host Angelo Coppola discusses: the Chicken McNugget diet, McDonald’s changing it’s burger recipe and why, what you should know about supermarket meat, antitrust and “big beef,” house husbands, stone-age social networking, cold weather weigh loss, specialization, why you might benefit from exercising less, the original affluence (Moment of Paleo), and Zeitgeist Movie (After the Bell).

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Episode 50: Man in Nature with Andrew Badenoch

This week, Angelo Coppola talks with special guest Andrew Badenoch. Andrew is the publisher of blogs at Evolvify and 77zero. Andrew has successfully raised funding for an expedition on bike and raft through the arctic. Here’s his story.

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Episode 51: Beware of Exploding Pork

This week, Angelo Coppola discusses:
• is added fiber good for you?
• superbugs in meat
• pig farms exploding
• lack of sleep and hunger
• why runners get injured
• curing cancer with mushrooms
• aspirin’s role in cancer treatment
• the staggering cost of creating a drug
• akrasia: a condition you probably have
• is pork ok to eat?
• The Statistics Driven Life in the Moment of Paleo segment
• Philip Zimbardo, After the Bell

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Float. Freeze. Listen. Walk. Alternatives to Traditional Meditation

Mindfulness is a word heard frequently in the world of health and fitness, and meditation is often touted as a way to achieve a mindful state. More than just a cool way to chill or relax, meditation has scientifically proven physiological benefits. An eight-week course of meditation shrinks the amygdala, the region of the brain associated with the initiation of the body’s response to stress. Simultaneously, the prefrontal cortex—responsible for…

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