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A free, weekly podcast where Robb Wolf answers your questions about the Paleo diet, intermittent fasting, training, fitness, and more.

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Episode 420 - Q&A with Robb and Nicki #13

We're back with Robb and Nicki for Q&A #13. Listen in as we answer some of your submitted questions!

We'll be switching to doing mostly Q&A episodes from now on, so hope you guys like these!


Show Notes:

1. [1:58] Electrolytes the whole time?

Rob says:

Question for you that I can’t seem to find an answer to anywhere else: do I need to continue to consume the high levels of electrolytes entire time I’m on keto? I am still doing it twice a day drink mix with about 2300mg Na, 350mg Mg, 1200mg K.

2. [4:14] Genetic Testing

Joseph says:

Robb and Nikki

I was wondering which genetic testing brand you recommend.


3. [6:00] FTO Polymorphism

Justin says:

Hi Robb and Nicki!

My wife and I both did our 23andme years ago but just recently ran it through Dr. Rhonda Patrick's Genome Analysis Tool.

We both have FTO polymorphisms that put us at highest risk of obesity specifically from saturated fat consumption and it looks like high levels of saturated fat by itself even causes insulin dumps with this polymorphism.

I did not even realize this was possible I thought this could only happen with refined carbs. This is something that varies population wide but since we know we in particular have this polymorphism I have some questions about how to tackle this to feed my family of 4 with foods that are right for us.

At current just doing a paleo diet I have lost 40lbs, currently I'm down to 198. I run about 5 miles a week there isn't a particular goal weight or strength level but for my height (5'-10") it seems appropriate to be closer to the 160-175 range. Since we're trying to do this as a family and I have young kids I'm not trying to put anyone on a "diet" just make sure they're eating good foods when we're at home where we have the most control of what's around.

The Paleo template is working very well for us but with this new information I want to make sure we're optimizing our food choices. My question comes in with foods I thought were very healthy and now I feel like may be healthy or benign for the general population but likely should be avoided by my family for example:

-Coconut oil

-MCT oil

-Pastured Beef (85/15)


-Dark Chocolate

So three questions,

Should we be avoiding the above mentioned foods and shoot for higher levels of mono and poly unsaturated fats mixed with fish/chicken/turkey/93\7 beef?

What is a good target number of saturated fat in a day with this gene polymorphism for an adult to keep insulin levels healthy?

Since cutting those saturated fat levels down is going to cut a lot of calories should we be increasing carbs, mono/poly unsaturated fats, protein or a mix to make up the difference?

Thank you for your time and the work you do,


4. [12:50] Keto Masterclass/Labs

Chris says:

Hi Folks,

As a 38 year old male, I was curious your thoughts on a free T3 and Testosterone plummet on a low carb or ketogenic diet. My thoughts were not enough carbs? Or, because of the appetite suppressant effect of the diet, possibly not enough calories? I know tracking might shed light, but curious if there was an obvious solution and common finding here.

Many Thanks.

PS- all other markers have markedly improved.

5. [19:44] Omega-6 from nuts and avocados

Roberto says:

Hey Robb, just wanted to say that I am a huge fan of your work, and I have been following your podcast and blog since 2011. I really appreciate the research and information you are putting out there. Anyways my question is regarding Omega 6 from healthier sources such as nuts, seeds, egg yolks and avocados. I use to consume a large amount of almonds and Olive oil to maintain my weight but stopped after reading Dr. William Lands work on Omega 6 and Omega 3. I started going down the internet rabbit hole and before you know it I am at a Ray Peat forum where everyone claims any amount of Omega 6 will send you to an early grave! Since I am a follower of popular opinion, I switch most of my fat intake to highly saturated and almost instantly felt worse. After about a year on a high saturated fat diet my glucose was constantly higher, cholesterol levels increased and I looked like shit. I wasn't as lean anymore and felt sluggish throughout the day.. I am really tempted to switch back to more of a mono/poly fat type diet, but there seems to be so much biochemical evidence against it. Walter Willet, seems to think it is not a problem, but Dr. Lands, Peatarians, Chris Masterjohn, Jaminet, etc., make such good cases. Although one could argue that most studies vilifying Omega 6 are actually showing the negative impacts of industrial seed oils instead of natural sources of Omega 6. Thoughts?

6. [24:58] Question about evolution to Nicki :)

KZ says::

Hi Nicki and Robb

Always love to listen to QA podcast, I can't stop notice how Robb likes to geek out.

So how did you guys actually meet? What was Robb's pick up line!

I am sure there is story there!




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Mar 22, 2019
Episode 419 - Mikhaila Peterson - Carnivore Diet Advanced Blood Work

This episode of the podcast we have guest Mikhaila Peterson. Mikhaila has become well known for putting her severe Rheumatoid Arthritis into remission by using a carnivore diet after trying everything else.

Listen in as we chat about the carnivore diet and the results of her new blood work she had done recently.

Show Notes

[0:53] – Summary and pre-intro
[2:18] – Introduction, and Mikhaila’s previous carnivore bloodwork
[3:15] – Last ditch effort to manage autoimmune disease (RA)
[3:50] – Pregnancy affecting autoimmune disease
[6:50] – Inventing the autoimmune paleo diet protocol
[9:08] – How the carnivore diet got on Mikhaila’s radar
[15:50] – Mikhaila’s first round of blood work on carnivore
[17:38] – Advanced testing blood work results (second round)
[24:50] – Mikhaila’s takeaway from her recent bloodwork
[27:40] – Robb’s great experience with loperamide (Imodium)
[31:14] – How people are doing the carnivore diet
[33:11] – Paleomedicina experience in Hungary
[35:15] – Case studies reversing Type-1 diabetes when caught early
[40:0] – Robb’s 6-week carnivore diet experience
[45:30] – What Mikhaila has coming up

Link to first round of blood work on Carnivore:

Mikhaila's second round of blood work on Carnivore (more advanced): PDF Download

Is the carnivore diet for you? If you want to learn more, check out our Carnivore Diet 101 guide

Feb 26, 2019
Episode 418 - Jason Woodard - Interview Interrogation and Building Rapport

Today we have my friend (and source of my jiu jitsu pain), Jason Woodard. Jason is a veteran Marine Sergeant who served with the 1st Battalion 5th Marines from 1994 to 1998. He is a decorated 19-year law enforcement veteran who has served as a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Range Master, SWAT Operator, SWAT Sniper Section Leader, and Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor. The focus of Jason's career has been as an investigator and instructor; while conducting major crimes/homicide investigations he worked multiple high profile and death penalty cases and developed a reputation for investigative tenacity and interrogative skill. Jason is also a lead instructor for the Interview & Interrogations Institute and is still an active-duty Law Enforcement Officer.


Show Notes

00:48 - Pre-Intro/Summary
1:43 – Introducing Jason Woodard and his background
4:08 – What Jason does with teaching interview interrogation
6:10 – Rapport building
11:12 – Using Jason’s techniques for coaching people
16:35 – How Jason has been helping gyms with recommendations
22:50 – Chickasaw Nation - Unconquered Life communication improvement
25:05 – Pressure tested methods
30:30 - Skill set of law enforcement officers for coaching
32:35 - Basics and foundation of building rapport
37:25 – Robb’s plan for having Jason on, and Q&A followup
40:40 – Where you can find Jason


Building Rapport - A Cheat Sheet (PDF Download)


The Interviews and Interrogation Institute Website

Jan 22, 2019
Episode 417 - Dr. David Perlmutter - The Present and Future of Health and Nutrition

We're back with Episode 417 of The Paleo Solution Podcast. We have one of my favorite guests of all time back on the show, Dr. David Perlmutter. Dr. Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and four-time New York Times bestselling author (author of Grain Brain). He serves on the Board of Directors and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. Listen in as we talk about how the science of health and nutrition has progressed and where it's going, ketogenic diets, fasting, alzheimer's, diabetes, medication, and much more.


Show Notes:

00:47 – Pre-intro/Summary
2:12 – Introducing Dr. Perlmutter
3:34 – How has the science behind Grain Brain progressed
8:45 – Health care crisis and important things to focus on
17:50 – How the view of dietary fat has changed in the past 5 years
21:41 – Dr. Perlmutter’s visit with Nestle
25:24 – Why ketogenic diets have become so popular
28:48 – Alzheimer’s ineffective medications
31:08 – Statin drugs increasing diabetes risk
33:58 – Comparing diabetes treatment with medications vs ketogenic diet
34:23 – Diet template and paleo
38:54 – Plants able to change gut bacteria genes
42:15 – Connection
43:28 – Fasting
51:20 – Muscle loss and fasting
57:40 – Things to be aware of and how to thrive on keto
59:49 – Predictions for the next 5 years
1:04:15 – Where you can find Dr. Perlmutter


YouTube: The Empowering Neurologist

Book: Grain Brain (Revised and Updated)

Dec 06, 2018
Episode 416 - Dr. Michael Rose - Aging, Adaptation, and Diet

For Episode 416 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Dr. Michael Rose. Dr. Rose is a prolific evolutionary biologist whose work on aging has transformed the field. Evolution has described the field of aging research as “after Rose,” thanks to his influential book Evolutionary Biology of Aging. In 1997, Rose was awarded the Busse Research Prize by the World Congress of Gerontology. In 2004, he published a technical summary of his work on the postponement of aging, Methuselah Flies, followed in 2005 by a popular book on the topic, The Long Tomorrow. His most recent book, with L.D. Mueller and C.L. Rauser, is Does Aging Stop? He has more than 300 publications, and has given hundreds of scientific talks around the world. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine.

This was a super interesting episode. We talked about evolutionary changes in diet, how young people may be more adapted to agricultural diets, how that changes with age, and how your background and ancestry can affect how you handle agricultural diets and foods as well. I definitely recommend giving this one a listen.


Show Notes:

00:48 – Summary/Pre-intro
2:15 – What is aging
3:22 – Experimental evolution
6:15 – Ancestral Health Symposium talk and fruit fly experiment
19:07 – Variables of optimizing a paleo diet and adaptation to agricultural foods
27:25 – Self experimentation and values
29:25 – The evolution of human diet
33:20 – Nutrient density
34:48 – Brain evolution nutrient requirements
35:33 – Movement, activity, and exercise
39:27 – Minimum effective dose
41:01 – Where you can find Dr. Rose’s work

Dr. Rose’s AHS presentation: Evolutionary Biology of Diet, Aging, and Mismatch
Google Scholar page:
The Long Tomorrow book:

Nov 13, 2018
Episode 415 - Bill Parravano - The Knee Pain Guru

For Episode 415 we have guest Bill Parravano. Bill is “The Knee Pain Guru”. He has over 25 years of martial art and bodywork experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain. Bill believes the nervous system holds the keys to the body’s healing. It bridges gaps between what we currently know and the infinite number of possibilities for the body to heal in the realm of what we don’t know. This combination creates the shortest distance between a life riddled with pain to a high quality fully expressed physical life.

Listen in as we talk all about knee pain and knee health.


Show Notes:

00:48 – Pre-intro/Summary
1:57 – Introducing Bill Parravano and Bill’s background with Knee issues
4:26 – Studying different styles of bodywork – Orthobionomy and Systema
6:34 – Tension patterns
8:44 – How paleo came into play with Bill’s strategy
11:38 – Diet vs surgery for back and knee issues
14:30 – Meniscus tears, unnecessary and necessary surgery
15:45 – The difference between mechanical dysfunction and pain
16:48 – Bill’s process of starting with someone with knee pain
20:30 – Bringing awareness to the basics
25:21 – Conventional pain management vs getting to the source
26:25 – Common deficiencies and imbalances that are causing knee pain
31:30 – How to keep from getting knee problems, and gross motor movements vs intrinsic movements
37:50 – Where to find Bill


Website and 7-Day Knee Pain Reduction Challenge:
YouTube Channel:

Oct 30, 2018
Episode 414 - Darryl Edwards - Movement and Play

We have our friend Darryl Edwards as guest on the podcast for Episode 414. Darryl Edwards is a Movement Coach, Natural Lifestyle Educator, nutritionist and creator of the Primal Play Method. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process. Darryl is also the owner of Fitness Explorer Training and author of several books including Paleo FitnessPaleo from A to Z and April 2018 best-seller Animal Moves  His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle Magazine, Men's Fitness and featured on the BBC documentaries Eat to Live Forever and Doctor In The House.


Show Notes:

00:48 – Intro to Darryl Edwards and Primal Play
2:48 – Darryl’s career background, health history, and how he got into paleo
9:10 – What motivated Darryl to do a book and a certification and get into this work
15:38 – Incorporating movement and play-outs in regular life
17:16 – Structure vs unstructured activity for people and for kids
25:01 – Risk assessment for kids
28:06 – Overprotecting kids and losing resilience and risk assessment ability
31:00 – Where to find Darryl
32:55 – Movement Oncology – movement as medicine for cancer
35:00 – Underappreciated movement
36:51 – Thanks



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Twitter: @fitnessexplorer
Instagram: fitnessexplorer
Facebook: @fitnessexplorer

Book: Animal Moves

Oct 16, 2018
Episode 413 - Q&A with Robb and Nicki #12

Here we are with Q&A #12 with Robb and Nicki for Episode 413 of The Paleo Solution Podcast!

Don't forget to send in your own podcast question to use here:


Show Notes:

1. [1:36] Keto for children

Kaleigh says:

Hey Robb! I’ve read a few studies and heard people talking about Keto diets helping children with epilepsy and behavioral disorders. But I’m wondering if it’s healthy for all children? I want to raise my child healthy and I don’t feel comfortable feeding him processed foods, sugar, and grains like baby cereals and junk foods. How do I know if I’m feeding him the right amount of fats, protein and carbs?

I love your podcast and would love to hear your thoughts on this!

2. [9:27] Am I 'carb adapted'

Dan says:

I have recently finished reading Wired to Eat and shortly after began testing many of the foods on the list. The majority (outside of oatmeal at 123 mg) have come back surprisingly low at <100 mg. I have even went as far to test sour dough bread and cinnamon toast crunch just to see the effect which also came in <100. About 6 months ago I sent some blood off to test what 'my ideal macros' should be and it came back 40/40/20 c/p/f which I automatically thought was a farce given this sort or split is classic 'bodybuilder' macro split amd seemed gimmicky. However post testing my own blood myself, I am starting to think maybe it was accurate. I am 35 and have always been a bit carbaphobic - so my question to you is 1) is it possible, or have you seen this sort of reaction with others who are able to eat carbs without a spike in blood sugar? 2) what does this tell us (good, bad, indifferent) and 3) I would really like to experiment with a keto reset for 2-3 months/year given I feel there are great longevity aspects - however if my body handles carbs well - would you suggest a high fat/keto protocol for benefits?

Thanks for all that you out out there.


3. [14:17] nicotine affect on ketosis levels

Pierce says:

So i've been on the "keto" diet for almost 3 months now, my carb intake is between 15 and 20 grams of carbs per day with around 1500-1700 calories overall and im consuming around 130-150g of protein a day. My daily blood ketone level is between a .4 and .7

I CHEW almost religiously, could there be an affect on my blood ketone level with the nicotine from my chewing, or even enough to keep me at such a low level of ketosis?

4. [17:00] Lifting vs Jiu-Jitsu

Stu says:

Hi Robb!

After many years of "Bro-Splits" and curls I finally got into heavy compound lifting about a year ago and have run 5x5 type beginner programs and recently more intermediate templates as well. I really enjoy lifting and currently hit the squats, deads and Bench 3X a week (cardio 1 or 2 days in between)

I really want to start Jiu Jitsu though. I've been interested in it for the longest time, and I finally need to just get my ass on the mat and do it. Is once a week "enough" for Jiu Jitsu? I have a feeling I'll get into it and want to do more, but I also don't really want to slow down on the lifting and there's only so many hrs in the day (Running a family business during the day and trying to get a little health coaching biz going at night! for people in South Africa Yes! One of your 6 fans is in South Africa :D ).

What would you recommend for someone wanting to get started?

5. [21:26] Low Appetite on Paleo

Jai (female) says:

Hi Robb & Nicki!

I have a question regarding having a naturally low appetite. Growing up, I remember having a pretty inconsistent appetite compared to my peers and family. I was a competitive athlete up through sophmore year of college and I felt like that really drove my appetite. For most of my life, I had a low (but normal) BMI, which slowly crept to an overweight BMI in the last few years. I developed some poor eating habits in my 20's and struggled with depression which led to a 30 lb weight gain. I've dabbled in Paleo for a long time, but about 2 months ago I really dove in after reading Wired to Eat and experiencing some scary health symptoms (fatigue, orthostasis, parathesias in my legs and fingers, blurry vision). Since eliminating grains, dairy and soy, I have noticed that I am rarely hungry. I counted calories/macros for a few days to see where I am at and I hover around 1600 calories (food detailed below if you need it). I am 5'5", 150 (after a 15lb weight loss!) and moderately sedentary. I'm a nursing student, so I move around a lot at clincals, but spend much of the day sitting to study. I rock climb 2-3 days a week, and walk 2-3 days also. I plan to add 1-2 days of lifting as well. My concern is that I may be undernourishing myself. Is this something I should worry about? Is it possible for some people to just need fewer calories? Is this something I shouldn't worry about until I get to a lower weight? I don't feel like I am underreating. I have a lot of energy. My skin looks great. I've put on more muscle. Depression has disappeared and anxiety is back to a manageable level. IBS is much improved also. I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction too, which gets a little frisky when I have too much fat, but it's drastically improved since cutting out dairy.

Thank you so much for the work that you do! I have had amazing results and the workbook for Wired to Eat really kept me motivated. I've already roped 3 friends into reading the book and trying the lifestyle mods. One of the biggest changes I have made is socializing more, and I don't know that I would have ever done that without your book. I'm much happier and healthier. Thank you!

Breakfast: usually 2 eggs, handful of berries, and some sliced carrots, if I am hungry enough (skip breakfast 2-3 days per week bc I am not hungry until later in the day)

(sometimes) Snack: epic bar and baby food pouch (pureed fruit & veggies)

Lunch: Chicken or fish with another handful of berries or maybe some melon. & a veggie, like asparagus or greens

Dinner: some type of red meat and 1/4-1/2 sweet potato.

Primarily focus on getting protein in because it's easiest for me to digest.

6. [28:20] Mechanism behind foods that lower blood glucose

The Great Dane says:

Hey Robb and Nicki,

People talk and write about foods (or supplements) that help lower blood glucose. As i understand it, some of it has to do with the activation of glut-4 transporters (e.g. When taking Alpha lipoic acid). This should make your muskels more insuline sensitive and thereby lower blood glucose (might not be exactly what happens). But what about stuff like cinnamon, vinegar and lemon juice? Is it the same mechanisms or is it sinply because they tell the pancreas to produce insuline. After hearing Peter Attia on The Tim Ferriss show several years ago, one of my goals have been to keep insulin low. I want to use as many hacks as i can to keep blood glucose low, but i don't want it to be low because of insuline secretion. Is there anything to this? Or am i good to go with the hacks?

Squatchy’s note on cinnamon:
There are mainly two types of cinnamon you can typicallly find to purchase, Ceylon (“true cinnamon”) cinnamon, and Cassia cinnamon. The Cassia cinnamon is by far the most common, and what you usually find as the cheap cinnamon in most grocery stores. Ceylon cinnamon is usually a bit more expensive and can be found in some grocery stores (especially more natural health food type stores) and online. Robb mentioned high cinnamon consumption being dangerous for your liver. Coumarin is a naturally occuring compound in cinnamon and some other plants. Coumarin is a blood thinner, and consuming large amounts of coumarin can be harmful to your liver.The cheaper Cassia cinnamon contains a lot more coumarin than the Ceylon cinnamon. Cassia is about 1% coumarin, and Ceylon is about 0.004%, so a pretty big difference. I would recommend Ceylon cinnamon because of the much lower coumarin content, and it has a better flavor and is sweeter tasting. If the cinnamon you buy is not labeled as Ceylon cinnamon, then it’s almost guaranteed to be Cassia cinnamon.



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Oct 11, 2018
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.

Don't forget to send in your own podcast question to use here:


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!


Robb breaks down protein recommendations:


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Oct 02, 2018
Episode 411 - Tim Grahl - Publishing a Book

On Episode 411 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Tim Grahl. Tim is the author of Running Down a Dream and Your First 1000 Copies, and works with authors and creatives to help launch books (including my own, which he was a huge help with). Listen in as we talk all about the hows and whys of publishing a book.



Show Notes

00:46 – Summary/Pre-Intro
2:17 – How Tim got into publishing
5:52 – Why would someone publish a book?
10:17 – When does someone need an agent?
14:25 – Battling with publishers on changes
18:15 – Support from publishers
20:50 – Experience with The Paleo Solution book
22:40 – Writing a book for your business
25:13 – Cost of doing a professional book
29:18 – Publishing as a service, royalties, and
32:50 – Obscurity, passing the threshold, and pluses and minuses of releasing serial content
43:19 – Free plus shipping
45:10 – What is your goal with writing a book?
48:50 – Having a platform
50:44 – Tim’s book Running Down a Dream
57:21 – If it’s hard it’s because you’re doing it right
1:02:03 – Where to find Tim



Book: Running Down a Dream

Sep 25, 2018
Episode 410 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #10

And we're back with Q&A #10 with Robb and Nicki for Episode 410 of The Paleo Solution Podcast.

Don't forget to send in your own podcast question to use here:

Show Notes:

1. [2:14] Calcium

Holly says:
Hi Robb - love your work. I’m wondering what your thoughts are on getting adequate calcium when doing a ketogenic diet for fat loss. I’m following the Ketogains macros and am a smallish female (125 pounds at 5’3) so my calorie count is quite low. I don’t tolerate dairy very well and there is only so much spinach one can eat in a day. I do eat canned salmon with bones but not every day.  Seeds are too caloric when fat loss is the goal and I’m a bit concerned about supplements (Chris kresser has indicated calcium can end up in the wrong spot ex arteries). What about bone meal as a supplement?  Other ideas?

2. [5:40] Asthma

Jenny says:
Do you have any suggestions on how to treat or eliminate asthma caused by allergies, such as allergies to pollens and grass - not to food?  Thank you.

3. [8:57] Mixing high cholesterol, and high fat foods with fruit, corn, and potatoes

Justin says:
Hi Robb!

My girlfriend is Paleo, moderate carbs and high fat diet. I am wondering if she could be damaging her health when she eats steak with corn, fruit, potatos, or sugar of any kind.
Can you elaborate on mixing those kinds of carbs with high fat, high  Cholesteryl meat and on the glycation process?  Will this cause   Atherosclerosis?  And if not, what causes atherosclerosis?

Thanks Robb!  I love the podcast!

4. [13:11] CBD Oil

Brad says:
What are your thoughts on the efficacy of CBD oil? If I wanted to try some what would I look for in a specific brand? I have noticed a wide variety of price ranges so how can one determine the quality of an oil?


Brad Hasse

Bee Keeper’s Naturals B.Chill (CBD in honey, mentioned in the show)

Squatchy’s CBD recommendations: (some of the best, uniquely fast acting) (one of the best priced high quality ones I’ve found)

5. (Question Skipped)

6. [16:03] Fatty acid profile for grades of beef

Lee says:
I've read articles (most of which had ties to the cattle industry) talking of the improved fatty acid profile as the grade of beef goes up from select, choice, to prime particularly for fatty cuts like brisket.  Is this really significant?  When I'm going to smoke a brisket (that I rub in olive oil and eat while sipping green tea) I usually trim most of the hard external fat and am really only dealing with the subcutaneous fat.  I think the take away from grass-fed vs grain fed is that yes grass is better but it's only in the margin (same amount of Omega-6 but more Omega-3 for grass-fed and the absolute amount of omega-6 is what's important in the presence of sufficient omega-3 i.e. improving the ratio by taking lots of fish oil doesn't offset the high omega-6 load).  I'm guessing this probably the case with the higher grades of beef relative to the lower the grades.  However, the higher grades are definitely more tasty.  Any insights"


Lee Heifner

Sep 20, 2018
Episode 409 - Amber O'Hearn - Carnivore Diet

On Episode 409 of the Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Amber O'Hearn. Amber is a data scientist by profession with a background in math, computer science, linguistics, and psychology. She has been studying and experimenting with ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Tim Noakes in his recent trial. Amber has been eating a plant-free diet since 2009.

Show Notes

00:48 – Summary/Pre-Intro
1:50 – Amber O’Hearn’s story and background
7:46 – Process of getting into a carnivore diet
11:31 – The stories of transformation and autoimmunity treatment with the carnivore diet
14:08 – Variance in the carnivore diet and what foods it consists of
18:25 - Experimenting with food removal and where to start
22:18 - Exercising while very sick
25:43 – Depression
28:23 – Fecal transplants and gut microbiome
34:50 – Individual results are what matters
38:06 – Comparing drug response efficacy to diet
40:20 – Risk/Reward for a carnivorous diet
43:18 – Who should not do a carnivore diet
45:50 – Social Ostracism
47:52 – Anaerobic exercise, carnivore, and keto
48:30 – Chasing ketones and good protein intake
55:30 – Gluconeogenesis
57:26 – Carnivore diet resources

Amber's Guide:

Twitter @KetoCarnivore
Facebook: L. Amber Ohearn
Instagram: @Ambimorph

Sep 11, 2018
Episode 408 - Dr. Emory Liscord - Problems With Healthcare

For Episode 408 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Dr. Emory Liscord. Dr. Liscord is an Emergency Medical Physician and Assistant Medical Director at the Deptartment of Emergency Medicine Maine General Medical Center.

Show Notes

00:46 – Summary/Pre-Intro
1:57 – Intro and Dr. Liscord’s background
4:26 – Why Dr. Liscord chose emergency medicine
6:30 – Medications, and “less is more”
8:43 – Pre-diabetes while marathon training
13:49 – Seasonal eating
14:30 – Grand Rounds about the ketogenic diet at the hospital
15:44 – Where are the current problems in healthcare
19:01 – Conflicts of interest in medicine and subsidies in the food industry
23:10 – Where to initiate change
24:43 – Problematic features of the insurance system
31:18 – History of healthcare in the USA and changes from WWII
34:50 – Experimenting to find better healthcare systems
37:02 – Calling representatives really matters
38:44 – Work with the Chickasaw Nation
40:28 – Conversations in your community and strategies for patients
44:30 – Hospital changing snack foods story
48:30 – Food addiction, social pressure, and psychology
51:21 – Incentives and subsidies
54:28 – Future of Dr. Liscord’s outreach in the community
56:43 – Dietary dogma
59:30 – Where to find Dr. Liscord


Podcast: SimplyHealthME podcast

Facebook: SimplyHealthME Facebook page

Sep 05, 2018
Episode 407 - William Shewfelt - Red Power Ranger

On Episode 407 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest William Shewfelt. William is an actor and plays Brody Romero, the Red Power Ranger, on the Nickolodeon show Power Rangers Ninja Steel.
I was really impressed by William. Even though he's fairly young, he has a great mindset and a lot of good insight beyond his years. Listen in as we talk about how William went from eating vegan to keto/paleo, the challenges of being an actor, staying in shape for his physically demanding role, recovery, motivation, and more. This was a really good one that I recommend giving a listen.


Show Notes:

00:49 – Summary/Pre-intro
2:17 – Williams’s introduction and background
6:00 – Greatest challenges in acting in a TV show
8:43 – How William went from vegan into paleo and keto
13:50 – Getting into testing and genetic testing
17:25 – Genetic carb tolerance vs carb level
19:33 – Most highly tolerable foods to eat lifelong
22:04 – Carnivorous eating and nutrients
26:47 – Subsisting on just muscle meats
28:40 – Ability to go longer without eating on lower carb
30:06 – William’s training and workouts
34:25 – Tracking and being intuitive
38:41 – Diminishing returns
43:30 – Not letting things define you, and enriching your life
48:17 – William’s recovery methods
53:01 – William’s plans and goals for the future
59:09 – Where to find William

Instagram: @WilliamShewfelt


The Carnivore Shredding Program:

Aug 21, 2018
Episode 406 - Dave Korsunsky - Heads Up Health

For episode 406 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Dave Korsunsky. Dave is the founder and CEO of Heads Up Health, a place where you can manage and explore all of your own health data.

1:48 – Summary/Pre-Intro
3:08 – Introducing Dave Korsunsky, How Robb and Dave met
4:54 – Heads Up Health
11:36 – Disconnected health information
13:46 – Quantified self and useful information
15:28 – HRV
16:45 – Individualized data and nuance
21:00 – API access and direct download access to reports
24:49 – Walkthrough of using Heads Up Health
27:06 – Data security
29:23 – Typical Heads Up Health user
31:44 – Heads Up Health trial and subscription
33:50 – Where to find Dave

Data Driven Health Radio podcast

Post on Heads Up Health on our blog:

Aug 14, 2018
Episode 405 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #9

We're back with Q&A #9 with Robb and Nicki.

Remember to submit your own questions for Robb and Nicki to answer on a future show here:

Show Notes:

1. [2:06] Kidney Stones

Krisztian says:
I've been mostly Paleo for about 5 years now based on one of your piror books.  Overall, it has worked well for me, with one exception.  I started to develop kidney stones on a regular basis.  I finally had them analyzed and they turned out to be calcium oxalate stones.  Upon reading up on this condition, it stems from a high amount of oxalate in the diet.  Unfortunatley, most of the foods I liked on Paleo happen to be super high in oxalate... spinach, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, sweet potatoes.  The other wammy here is that I was initially avoiding dairy on Paleo which turns out to be worse for stones because one way to counteract high oxalate intake is to match it with high calcium to avoid stone formation.  I've since gone back to eating plenty of cheese and high fat dairy in my diet.

I'm curious if this is a common issue that you've seen and I'm wondering if this is something that might be helped by going to a keto diet.


2. [5:33] Sugar addiction

Kathryn says:
Hey Robb,
I am really hoping you can give me some insight into why I can't seem to fully recover from sugar addiction. I have had a sweet tooth my whole life, but in recent years I have learned that I have a true addiction to sugar. In the last four years or so, I have studied a lot of nutrition, functional medicine and ancestral health perspectives and gone on a strict paleo diet for months at a time. In almost every way, a clean diet of whole foods makes me feel amazing (better sleep, clearer skin, joints and movement feels better, etc.), except, I become very depressed. It's not a mopey, weepy kind of depressed, it's literally a depression of all feeling, like I feel very little at all. But I do sometimes feel really, really irritable, or sometimes bouts of rage that don’t match the situations they arise in. But most of the time, I just feel blah. I thought this would go away after a couple of weeks or even a month or two of eating clean, but it didn't. In happy or exciting moments, it was like I just couldn't feel those emotions fully. I also noticed that I didn't crack jokes like I usually do or feel like being social. All my feelings were dulled. Even sad ones. And when I did fall off the diet, and eat sugar, I immediately felt cheerful again. To me, it seems that the years of sugar abuse have altered my brain enough that without sugar, I can't feel normal emotions anymore. So my question is concerning healing my brain. Is it possible to reverse these effects? The longest I have gone on a strict paleo diet is three months. I admit it was hard to keep going when I just didn't see myself ever feeling happy again. If it's possible to heal my brain and increase its capacity for proper dopamine signaling again, are there certain therapies or supplements that can precipitate and accelerate that healing? Perhaps I am ignorant of some other factor or mechanism at work here. I would be grateful for any insight or help you can give. Thanks for the incredible work you do to bring to light the truth about human health and nutrition.


Carb 22:

STEM Talk Episode 69 (David LeMay):


3. [11:32] Metabolic Flexibility and Weight Loss/Maintenance

Julia says:
Robb and Nicki,
I am very interested in the concept of metabolic flexibility and eagerly waiting to hear your upcoming lecture on this topic. Intuitively it makes sense that given variation in season and climate that humans would have relied on a menu of macronutrient combinations. My question is: how can developing metabolic flexibility be used as tool for weight loss/maintenance? I have been about 90% ketogenic for the past 28 months; the other 10% would be high carb meals which I have allowed as a metabolically flexible person. I can swing in and out of ketosis with ease; however, I have noticed that if I go through periods of higher carb, it does result in weight gain which is tough to lose even when reentering ketosis. I do crossfit almost daily and practice the 18:6 IF schedule, and I don't notice either of those things affecting my performance. Thanks!


4. [16:31] Low afternoon energy

Laura says:
Hi Robb and Nicki,
Thank you both for all you do! I've been a huge fan since 2010 and admire your relentless pursuit of the truth when it comes to health and nutrition.

My question is about my extremely low energy in the early afternoons. I know it is a common complaint, but I feel like I've done everything I can to fix the common mistakes  that lead to the afternoon slump, and I also feel like my exhaustion is too extreme to be normal for my age and health status.

I'm 32 years old, I eat low carbish (75-100g most days), have toyed with keto, eat mostly paleo with the addition of some dairy and occasional non gluten grains. I do crossfit 3x/week and spend most of my time chasing my 2 year old around. My sleep is good most of the time, and I do not have any major life stressors that effect me currently. No diagnosed health conditions, no rx meds.

I had bloodwork done recently, and my doctor was very impressed with the results, especially my blood lipids. A1c was 4.8, C-reactive protein 0.8, no thyroid antibodies present. Fasting blood sugar 78. The only things that were slightly out of range were homocysteine (slightly low at 4.6), Uric acid low at 2.4, serum iron slightly high at 148, and my free T3 was a little low at 2.5. Another Doctor years ago prescribed me naturethroid but I never took it.

Ive tried changing my diet in every way imaginable to try to combat a possible hypoglycemic or food sensitivity related slump after lunch.  I've eliminated various foods that people can be sensitive to,and ive even tried more carbs in the morning, but that leads to blood sugar imbalance and cravings all day. As a result, my breakfasts and lunches would fall under the keto umbrella, as I feel better when I eat carbs later in the day.

The only thing that seems to slightly help is not eating at all, but I just get so hungry! My activity level is fairly high and I don't feel like I'm a great candidate for intermittent fasting at this point.

My mom, who has had MS for about 30 years, does not eat all day and only eats dinner because she's says eating makes her tired. I just can't handle not eating at all, and I do feel fatigued and hypoglycemic if I try to skip meals.

Thanks for reading and for all you do!!


5. [23:08] Carb test and ketosis

Carl says:
Hey Robb,

I read Wired to Eat while I was pretty deep into a ketotic cycle, so I didn't immediately get to the 7-day carb test. Years of self-experimentation have led me to a relatively low carb (<50g/day) Paleo diet with an occasional 48 hour fast, an occasional ketotic cycle, and a very occasional carb re-feed. Genetic testing revealed some SNPs that predispose me to insulin resistance, and others that positively affect my fat metabolism, reinforcing the fact that I look, feel, and perform better eating in this fashion. I do enjoy my occasional carb binges, so I'd like to perform the carb test in order to whittle my food selections down to those least damaging to my metabolism; but I'm concerned that my postprandial blood glucose readings will be skewed upward because I don't regularly eat more than ten or fifteen grams of effective carbs at a time. Should I bring my daily and per-meal carb intake up for a certain period of time before starting the carb test, or is a 50 gram bolus of carbs small enough to give me a true measure of glucose tolerance for the purpose of food selection? Thanks in advance.

6. [27:30] Creativity and Writing Process

Peter says:

I hope all is well. I'm a big fan of the Podcast and excited about the Q & A return.  I have a two-parter both within the same general idea.

I'm a writer and I am alway curious about how others approach the creative process.  I was curious if you could elaborate on how you approach writing and creativity in regards to balancing an active lifestyle? And how a typical day when writing might look.

For example -- Do you do things like meditate? What time of the day do you write? Where do you write? If you write in the morning how do you reconcile with hanging outside first thing in the morning to get some sun?  If you do Jujutsu around noon and roll for 2 hours how do you write around it?  You've mentioned eating big meals in the morning, if you're in a heavy writing period, is this a habit you stick with? Oh by the way, you have a wife and kids... how do you balance it all?

Do you still do caffeine?  Do you force yourself to take breaks during writing?  How do you avoid sitting for 5/6 hours straight?

Sorry for all the questions, I've just been thinking about this a lot lately as I enter into a career pursuing my passion as a writer while trying to balance and prioritize my health.  As I am sure you can attest, writing can be all consuming if you let it and setting boundaries is vital -- though difficult, especially if you're in "the zone."  So I'd love to hear your thoughts.

[33:18] SECONDLY: 
I'd love to get your thoughts on the mechanisms at play when writing or doing anything else that requires intense mental focus in regards to willpower.  Correct me if I am wrong, but it feels like for me, many aspects of writing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle (choosing healthy food over shitty stuff, hitting the gym, walking, etc.) can drain from the same willpower tank (if not just psychologically, and physically -- physiologically as well).  This isn't to say that both can't exist -- rather does one need to be given priority based on ordering of events throughout the day? 

For example, I feel my creativity comes to me first thing in the morning.  If I were to wake up and hit a Metcon first thing, I feel my creativity gets depleted from the shared willpower tank.  I feel this to be true with little things that chip away at my early morning start time as well.  For example, taking the time to make a big healthy breakfast, sitting in the sun, even a short walk, all delay me tapping into when I feel I am creatively primed -- but is it worth the sacrifice of my health?

I was curious if you have any thoughts on when or how you prioritize creativity.  Or maybe this is all just a bunch of bullshit like Robert Rodriguez says -- and our creativity is totally out of our control. 

Anyways, love the show and everything you do.  If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.



Aug 07, 2018
Episode 404 - Scott Nelson - Joovv Red Light Therapy

We're back with Episode 404. Our guest this episode is Scott Nelson, co-founder of Joovv red light therapy.

Show Notes:

1:46 – Summary, Pre-intro
3:34 – Intro to Scott Nelson and Joovv
4:30 – How Scott got started with Joovv
8:27 – Red light therapy vs traditional saunas
12:08 – Hormetic stress
14:10 – Penetration of red light
16:25 – Time of day to use Joovv
21:14 – Where you can find more info

For more research info, search PubMed for photobiomodulation or LLLT


Aug 02, 2018
Episode 403 - Dr. Anthony Jay - Estrogenics

For episode 403 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Dr. Anthony Jay. Dr. Jay has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and researchers stem cells and epigenetics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also the president of a AJ Consulting Company which provides personalized diet, sleep, and training programs based on DNA. Dr. Jay is the author of a bestselling book on artificial estrogen chemicals that is influencing international laws regarding plastic use and disposal. His book is called “Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile.” 

Show Notes:

1:47 – Pre-intro/Summary
3:10 – Dr. Anthony Jay Intro
4:16 – Fertility
6:00 – Ancestral norm and progression of estrogen and testosterone
9:25 – Estrogen vs Atrazine
12:57 – How estrogen works in the body
16:52 – Epigenetic impacts
18:23 – Timeline of exposure effects to artificial estrogen
23:46 – Lifestyle effects
25:12 – Things that cause testosterone to drop
27:12 – Stem Cells
27:40 – Micronutrients causing testosterone drop
31:08 – Sourcing meat, estrogens in meats, and mold estrogen Zearalenone
35:45 – Plastic containers, BPA, and pthalates
40:32 – Soy, flax, and phytoestrogens
46:25 – Biggest sources of artificial estrogens
52:55 – How to get rid of artificial estrogen in your body, and saunas
57:46 – Anthony’s current research
59:40 – Where you can find Dr. Jay

Good products to use:
Book: Estrogeneration


Jul 24, 2018
Episode 402 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #8

We're back with Episode 402 of the Paleo Solution Podcsat - Q&A #8 with Robb and Nicki.

And don't forget to submit your own questions for the podcast here:


Show Notes:


1. [2:48] Diet after colectomy

Neil says:
Hi Rob, I have recently just had emergency colectomy surgery (unzipped the front of me)
so I have 2 questions I hope you can help me with, first; how should I structure my diet I.e food choices, I’m still having lots of loose stools and food still isn’t digesting properly, feel like I need to slow down the process.
Second one, I’ve lost a hell of a lot of weight nearly 20 lb in 2 weeks, so I’m keen to start some sort of exercise routine, how would you ease back into it and over what timescale

Many thanks, keep up the good work


2. [7:06] Blood sugar

Rodi says:
Hello, real simple question. I've listened to Robb talk about it being beneficial to not  exceed 6.4mmol/120mg/dl 2 hours after a meal but does it matter how high my blood sugar goes before that 2 hour period if it it's at an acceptable level come that 2hour threshold. I always find my blood sugar below 6.4mmol by 2 hours but I sometimes notice it is above that at around the 1 hour mark. Hope to hear back soon.




3. [10:39] Question on PSMF vs. a low protein fast day

Andrew says:
Hi Robb (and/or trusted associate), I signed up for the Keto Masterclass last week but have been following you (figuratively) since April of 2013. My goal back then started with Health and Fat Loss as I had gained some weight when our 3 kids were born in 6 years. At that point I started Paleo, and after 3 months I felt so good, and was "the healthiest patient in the clinic" according to my doctor when I went in to get bloodwork, that my focus changed to improve body composition without sacrificing health. I'm okay with where I'm at now but hoping this keto approach will get me over that last hurdle. I had a dexa last year and was at about 22% body fat, would like to get under 15. I'm 6'0, about 200 lbs, and 39 years old.  I've tried all different things over these past 5 years (always keeping Paleo as a backbone) but haven't been able to get there. So that's my recent history in a nutshell. I'd love some advice on something new I wanted to try out along with this new keto approach. I've been all-in on with the restricted eating window for the past few years (about 16 hr fasts or more) and was thinking I'd mix in a low-protein day on Mondays. I liked hearing what you had to say about giving your body a break from processing proteins for one day a week. I heard Ben Greenfield advocating for that as well. But then I heard your most recent podcast on PSMF with Emmerich and that seems to make a lot of sense too. So, for someone who is doing keto and has a focus on getting from 20% body fat to sub-15% body fat, which approach would you suggest? A 1-day protein fast, or a 1-day PSMF? Or both? I think I could do both if you dont think that's too much. Thanks for your time!

4. [19:05] Help me understand Healthy Oils!

Trent says:
Hi Robb,
I love fat.  However, I find myself "afraid" of many oils and really limit myself as much as possible to your recommendations.

What is your take on a recent Men's Health article promoting the Nordic diet, and it's focus on rapeseed (canola) oil?  The article touts the benefits of this oil, but it has been on my naughty list!

In other news, one of my treats always has to be potato chips, and I often look for variations.  One such is the brand Boulder Canyon, which uses avocado oil in the frying process.  Do these chips offer me any solace, or does the high heat from the deep frying end up spoiling all the goodness that avocado oil has to offer?

I love your work, thanks for all you do!

5. [26:07] Keto and lifting

Nate says:
Hey Robb! I have heard you talk in the past about some activities not jiving with keto (crossfit, glycolytic) but what other activities does this encompass? For someone who wants to get into lifting (namely a bodybuilding type routine) are there any conflicts/considerations that should be taken into account: such as high reps and glycogen depletion, workout frequency/length, etc.?

6. [28:12] Overtraining question

Dustin says:
Hi Robb, my name is Dustin . I’ve recently started listening to your podcasts. I have a question that has been really troubling me and after listening to your podcasts ( on episode 14 now) I’m hoping you can give me some advice .

I’m a marathon runner , and just enjoy working out for personal health . I work a full time job as a machinist . For 12 hours 4 days a week I’m constantly on my feet, constantly lifting heavy metal parts 75+ pounds . Im worried that if I’m doing all of this heavy lifting and moving everyday that I may not be benefiting from any workouts because of the lack of rest my body gets due to work. I’ve recently adopted the paleo diet hoping that eating right will help. But I still worry it may not be good enough . I dropped my workouts down to only 2 days a week. Focusing primarily on core workouts and the big 3. Dead lifts, bench press, and squats. Then I also run 3 times a week.
Can you please give me some feedback on how I can optimize all the work I’m putting in if I’m working this hard labor job . I feel as tho this is a question that a lot of people in my line of work could relate to.

I hope to hear back , love your podcasts. It’s all I listen to while I’m at work !

Jul 17, 2018
Episode 401 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #7

For Episode 401 of the podcast we're here with Q&A #7 with Robb and Nicki.

And don't forget to submit your own questions for the podcast here:

Show Notes:

1. [3:41] Fasting and silent reflux

Kristin says:
I can't thank Robb enough for the impact he has had on my health!  I have been following him for years, i was paleo for 5 years before doing the carb tests in Wired to Eat.  Much to my surprise, i was sensitive to every single carb i tested.  I immediately went the keto route, and have been so thankful.  Not only have i lost 32 lbs and feel a lot better, this has greatly benefited my vision.  I have retinitis pigmentosa, and i was shocked by how much worse my vision was during the carb testing.  I feel that learning this will definitely help prevent my vision loss from progressing as rapidly as it would have with higher carbs.  My mom is almost totally blind, so i am doing everything i can to prevent the same fate.

After about 8 months of keto, i discovered i have silent reflux.  I was baffled, as i have never had any problems like this before.  I tried everything, the supplements, raising the bed, eliminating foods, and nothing helped.  Then, we went on an 8 day cruise, and my reflux wa gone!  It dawned on me that i was eating three meals a day, instead of my usual two within a six hour window.  I have continued to eat three meals a day, since returning home, and still no reflux!  My problem is that my fasting blood sugar is higher than it was while i was fasting.  It's not terrible, but i am noticing a bit worse vision while it is higher.  I am normally in the 70s or 80s, and now am regularly in the 90s.

What is your thought on a possible correlation between fasting and silent reflux?  I am a healthy weight, don't drink, don't smoke, and don't even drink coffee.  I started fasting about a year ago, so that wasn't anything new.  I likely had reflux for awhile before i realized it.  Another side note, like Robb, i was also on a form of tetracyclene for many years as a teenager.  Is SIBO something i should consider as a cause of the reflux after that much antibiotic use?

Sorry this is so long, i just felt some of the details were necessary!  I really appreciate everything you do, and i can honestly say you have tremendously impacted our entire family's health!


Specialty Health blood work

link to Dr Ruscio's book Healthy Gut, Healthy You

2. [9:52] Keto protocol for lower belly fat / excess skin?

Peter says:
Hey Robb and Nicki,

I'm loving the return of the Q&A -- and especially the addition of Nicki (now I can get my girlfriend to listen without her feeling like I'm jamming my male-centric "unorthodox" health podcast down her throat -- no offense Robb, but now she can relate).

I've been Keto for a while, loved the tips from the MasterClass and recently finished the Ketogains bootcamp, with Luis -- both lead to a big transformation, 22 percent body fat down to 13 percent and still going.  Only lost about 4 lbs, but put on a bunch of lean muscle.

Here's my question -- most of my fat is held in my lower belly flab.  I've never been this lean, but I've also never been super fat.  Nor did I lose a bunch of weight really fast -- point being, I'm not sure if I'm dealing with excess fat or skin, but I don't care cause it's flabby.

Plainly put, how can I get rid of this?

I swear at one point, I heard you (Robb) talking about a ketogenic diet with limited protein and prolonged fasting for obese people that have lost a lot of weight and have excess skin -- even in place of skin surgery...

I am curious could this approach possibly be a good protocol for getting rid of last amounts of skin/flab/fat once one has achieved a desired body comp -- for example if I get to single digit body fat and still have the flab, could I bump up my fat macros and reduce protein?

If so, what might those macros and the protocol look like?

Basically, I want to look like the shredded, and tight, animal that is always timidly posting shirtless selfies to the dasrobbwolf instagram account... You know, the "Writer" that killed an Elk with a stick on I, Caveman... I'll have what he's having...

Anyways, love what you all do.  You've been the pioneers of a revolution and helped a lot of people.

Keep up the great work.

3. [21:45] Terrahydrite

Mike says:
You guys know anything about Terrahydrite? Good, bad, snake oil?

4. [23:28] Emu Oil

Dawn says:
I have listened to a couple podcasts about Walkabout Emu Oil and how great it is. I haven't been able to find where you've ever mentioned this supplement. What are your thoughts on it? If it is as great as it sounds, then would you still have to take fish or cod liver oil or could you just take the emu oil since it has omega 3's? My main goal to assist my paleo/keto diet in fighting inflammation from PCOS.

5. [26:25] Avoiding sunburn during excessive sun exposure at work

James says:
CONTEXT: 26yo Male, eating full paleo, lifting 3-4 times a week and working an outdoor labour intensive job. Moderate to high carb intake on training days (100-150g) sub 50g cards on non training days. Northern European descent brown hair brown eyes, medium pale complexion - tans well. Recent vitamin d status test 42ng/mL

GOALS: Avoid skin damage, gain as much benefit from outdoor working as possible.

Hi Robb and Nikki,

Really enjoying the q&a format, here's my input..

I travel a lot for work, in the coming months I'll be travelling to some fairly hot, sunny countries: Mexico, Chile, Pakistan.

My work involves me being outdoors at sports stadiums for full days on end with very little shelter and due to my Northern European genetics I don't do well with intense sun exposure in the short term. However having previously lived in Australia for a year I adapted well, being able to moderate my exposure, and within a few months was able to spend hours outside without burning.

I would like to avoid using sunscreen where possible and enjoy the full benefits of the sun on my skin during my working days, as such how can I pre-condition my body to tolerate these intense bursts of sun exposure when I live in a predominantly cloudy, cold country? I'm thinking vitamin d supplementation, possible intelligent use of UV tanning beds? Any dietary tweaks worth considering?

Thanks in advance, kind regards

James - hope there's no flies in here!


polypodium leucotomos



I, Caveman episode where Robb takes down the elk:

Jul 10, 2018
Episode 400 - Dave Feldman - Cholesterol and Lipoproteins

We're back with the big 400! For this episode of the podcast we have guest Dave Feldman. Dave is a software engineer that began researching cholesterol and lipoproteins. If you want to learn some new info about cholesterol and lipoproteins, this is a super interesting one!

Show Notes:

1:47 – Summary/Pre-Intro
3:19 – Dave Feldman Intro and background
4:45 – Cholesterol/Lipoproteins change and keto
10:30 – Dave’s experience with drastically changing lipoprotein number
12:00 – Role of lipoproteins and cardiac events
20:24 – No good reason to have high energy in the blood
23:50 – Engineering view of the human operating system
25:42 – Fat storage, and why lean people can have higher LDL cholesterol
28:46 – How to distinguish between lean person’s and overweight person’s lipoprotein patterns, and lean mass hyper-responders
33:02 – Dairy (saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fat) and carbohydrate’s effects on lipoproteins
40:26 – Minnesota coronary experiment
41:50 – Don’t blame the mirror for how bad you look
44:25 – Dairy, hyperpalatability, and whole unrefined foods
46:12 – Dave recording cut out, send us questions for a part 2 followup with Dave

Twitter: @DaveKeto

Jul 03, 2018
Episode 399 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #6

We're back with Q&A #6 with Robb and Nicki for Episode 399 of the podcast.

And don't forget to submit your own questions for the podcast here:

Show Notes:

1. [3:24] Book recommendations for us nutrition nerds.

Sarang says:
Hey Robb,
You have been successful in making me and thousands of guys like me to become total "nutrition nerds". We have all been listening to your podcasts from months/years and reading all kinds of books and blogs we can find to quench the thirst for more knowledge. For some reason, its a highly addictive subject and I'm thinking and reading about it most of the time.
It would be great if you could list out some books that are knees deep in the science and not just superficial advice. The whole paleo/nutrition community would be thankful for that.
Thanks in advance!


1-Kung San: Men Women and work in a foraging Society-

2-African Exodus: The origins of Modern Humanity-

3-The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves-

4- The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World-

5-Lecture Notes on human metabolism-

2. [13:03] Liver Stress

Maryann says:
First, thank you and Nikki for all you have done and sacrificed to spread the message of clean eating and sustainability.

Do you know of or have your read any research on possible liver stress associated with consuming the amounts of protein recommended in the keto gains calculator for a 57 year old female athlete? 

I will elaborate if you need more background information.

Listener #7

3. [16:38] Protein needs Bodybuilding Keto - Muscle Gain

James says:
For an intermediate to advanced ketogenic bodybuilder/powerlifter looking to maintain muscle mass during a cut; what would be your initial recommendation on protein consumption?

Same question for building muscle.

Also: much research seems to have been done on fat loss. Are there any studies showing the performance of the ketogenic diet when t comes to muscle gain versus a higher carb approach? Maybe less muscle gain but fat free?

4. [21:33] Keto and true HIIT

Greg says:
I eat a Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD) and do Crossfit.  I primarily consume more significant amounts of carbohydrates (max 20g for 195lb male) before doing classic CrossFit workouts where HIIT is part of the workout.  I do this because:

1.  I perform better than without the carbs.
2. I feel and recover better afterwards.
3.  I am afraid of my body going catabolic because it can't get energy fast enough during workouts.

A lot of what I've read about Keto and exercise deals with endurance workout and weightlifting.  What is the best approach specifically for Keto and HIIT for optimizing performance and/or safety (avoid going catabolic)?

Thank you!

5. [27:12] A question about having carb withdrawal symptoms despite very high blood ketones.

Rob says:
Hi there,

I was wondering if you could shed some light on my usual response to being in ketosis.

I've been on a very strict ketogenic diet for about 6 months now. I've tested my blood ketones hundreds of times using an Abbot Freestyle meter and I'm almost always in the 1mmol to 3mmol range. I have experienced some of the commonly talked about keto symptoms such as occasional feelings of euphoria, appetite suppression (sometimes to the point of nausea if I've consumed a lot of fat), trouble sleeping due to that buzzing ketosis feeling in the body some speak of.

The trouble is I don't seem to do well when my ketones are derived from my own body fat, or at least it appears that way. I say this because I still often feel classic "carb-starved" feelings if I haven't eaten (irritable, trouble concentrating, etc). Eating lunch solves that, but this seems strange given that my ketones could still be at 3 yet I experience those symptoms. Perhaps those very few carbs in the lunch are what my body wants or perhaps my body prefers ketones from other sources than my own body fat.

What has pushed me to a breaking point is a water fast I attempted this weekend. I began my fast after lunch on Friday (extremely low carb high fat) and during the fast felt exactly the same as I have on any fast I've ever done pre-keto. It was really difficult. I was irritable, had headaches, trouble concentrating the exact same feeling as a carb withdrawal. I was testing my ketones frequently in the days leading up to the fast so it should have been a breeze, in theory. And yes, I took plenty of sodium, potassium and magnesium - it doesn't change it at all.

To thicken the plot further, I tested my ketones regularly throughout the whole fast. On Friday night they were about 3mmol and by Saturday lunchtime they were up around 4. By Sunday lunchtime they were up at 5-6 mmol yet I still felt like I was in serious carb withdrawal! Is it possible that ketosis is just not for me? I've heard Dom D'agostino mention that a minority of people don't thrive in ketosis.

Any help would be appreciated!


6. [35:30] Keto and Picking a Primary Care Doctor

Kilson says:
Hey guys! Huge fan of the show! I just read through "Wired to Eat" and really enjoyed it. I think it is a really good "catalyst" for getting started in the right foot. I've been messing around with Keto for a while now. Almost 3 years ago I was walking around at 357lbs and found out about keto, started boxing and lifting and made it down to as low as 250lbs! After some injuries and some life struggles I flew back up too 300lbs. For the last few months I'm back on the grind and trying to make it back down to a weight I feel good at. Big part is thanks to podcast like yours! So thank you very much! Oh right!... The question...
I haven't gotten a physical or seen a doctor in a while now. Maybe close to two years. I'm having some trouble picking a Primary Care Provider. What are some things you look for in a Doc? Do you use some sort of platform to find a doctor who is in the know about stuff like Paleo and keto? I really want to get on top of this and find a doctor. Im from New York which is flooded with doctors but not sure who to go with. Any suggestions on how to narrow the choices? THANKS!


Jun 26, 2018
Episode 398 - Derrick Johnson - Olympic Weightlifting

For Episode 398 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Derrick Johnson. Derrick is a multi-time national championship winning Olympic weightlifter, all-time American record holder, and founder and president of the Kings of Weightlifting.


Show Notes

00:00 – Pre-intro and summary
3:17 – Derrick’s background and how he started olympic weightlifting
6:54 – Sports background
9:06 – Nutrition, painkillers, and knee surgery
11:57 – How low carb and keto got on Derrick’s radar
17:12 – Controlling inflammation
17:51 – Winning championships and breaking records
20:36 – Nutrition first and what Derrick is eating
31:30 – Food with Derrick’s family
32:56 – Derrick’s training
37:00 – Coaching and dealing with hard charging athletes
40:54 – Olympic weightlifting and kids specializing in sports
43:14 – Periodization and movement variability to prevent injury
45:00 – Where to find Derrick

Derrick Johnson:

Kings of Weightlifting (Derrick’s Non-Profit, free after-school Olympic weightlifting program for underprivileged youth with the goal of strengthening the community one kid at a time.)

Jun 19, 2018
Episode 397 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #5

It's time for Q&A #5 with Robb and Nicki for Episode 397 of the podcast.

And don't forget to submit your own questions for the podcast here:



Show Notes

1. [3:30] Are vegetables out to kill us?

Robert says
Hi Robb,

I love the new format of the podcast, and really enjoy the episodes that leave the health sphere just a little. The episode about self-defense was a great listen!

This question is really aimed to help you get rid of your pesky listeners - especially those that you've convinced to eat a meat and veggie diet. After the zero-carb episode with Dr. Shawn Baker, I decided to give carnivorousness shot. Some greasy used car salesman keeps telling me to try it and see how I look, feel and perform, so I figured might as well.

To my surprise, I didn't develop horrendous constipation, gastrointestinal distress, or even scurvy. In fact, I felt pretty damn good.

After a couple of weeks I started looking at re-introducing some higher fat foods into my diet, like avocado. In seeing who else has been down this road, I found that others stay with a carnivore diet avoid avocados, coconut, and other fatty fruits and veggies because of the high salicylate count.

Holy smokes, now I've got another thing to worry about! I have no history, signs or symptoms or salicylate intolerance, so I'm wondering if salicylate intolerance is limited to only those who exhibit intolerance to salicylate, or can modern day marvels make others intolerant to salicylate as well? Yes, I'm trying to kid, but honestly I never knew how much gluten was dragging me down until I avoided it.

At the end of the episode with Dr. Shawn Baker, he talks about how eating fruits is likely better than eating vegetables. Ignoring the fact that avocado is a fruit, is this the strategy you would take?

I know I can introduce it and see how I feel. That strategy falls apart a little when the placebo effect is strong - getting objective measurements is pretty challenging at this point. And researching this feels like I'm hitting some dogmatic areas of the internet.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks much!

Side note: I signed up for the Keto Masterclass a while ago. I've been struggling with Keto for a couple of years - I seem to respond well to the ~70-100g carb range, getting down to 30g never worked. Well, going carnivore really helped with this! The meals I was eating lined up perfectly with the ketogains macro calculator. Not sure how many would buy into it, but this could be another tool in the keto toolkit.

2. [9:14] Storage kit in case of emergency

Karen says:

Some (or many??) years ago there was an article/blogpost (or maybe a podcast) on the website about which (paleo/keto) foods, drinks and other stuff you need to have in storage in case of an emergency. I can't find it anymore.  Do you have this somewhere? (or maybe some idea for a podcast?? :-) )

Looking forward to hear from you.

Best regards,



3. [11:00] Goal: Min effective dose for gaining several pounds of muscle--3-5

David says:
Hi Rob,
I'm 46, paleo for 8yrs, but not rigid, 165lbs, 10-12% body fat. In 2008 I was in great shape, but eating an unhealthy low carb diet and had food issues.
I also hurt my shoulder and rehabbed for several months to get back to health. Also had back issues, albeit minor. I have always been good at backing off before major problems arise, except with the shoulder.
I found Doug McGuff's book and a trainer who promoted that type of training as well and have been pain free ever since. I lift at a gym 2x/wk and do one-limb eccentric movements 7 reps with 10 sec negatives, then switch and resetting with help from other hand. Rest 1 min and do a regular set of 8-10 with 5 sec negatives. This is all machine for chest, legs, and a mix of the other parts of body. Wed workout is chest, back, shoulders 2 exercises each, and Fri is legs and arms-bi's and tri's.
I really have grown to like the high intensity nature of the work out and have come to terms with sacrificing my former size --180 and in good shape.
I'd like to be able to get bigger, without injury risk and extra time. I am guessing it takes much more sets and reps, and want to do it safely. Interested in new ideas. Thanks and I've really enjoyed following you since I found your article in '10 on Tim Ferriss's blog.


4. [18:19] Maintaining a healthy gut after antibiotics

Whitney says:
Hi Robb and Nicki.  I would like your thoughts on protecting the gut after large doses of antibiotics.  A quick back story to my question is that my son had a ruptured appendix at the age of 11.  It took the doctors 4 days to figure out what was wrong and kept telling us he had a viral infection and to wait it out.  Three surgeries, two pic lines, multiple weeks of high doses of antibiotics (at 1 time he was on 3 doses of 1000mg of vancomyacin a day) and finally a case of c diff, we finally got him healthy.  I made them give him probiotics in the hospital and gave him  prescript assist on my own with the ok from his I.D. doctor.  At 15 he's seems perfectly healthy but I still wonder what the after effects of those doses of antibiotics will be down the road and how that will affect his health later on.  Are there any ways to regain what he lost in an instance like this?

Also, I know this is long so feel free to shorten it however you need.

Thanks for everything you do and know that you are making a huge impact on peoples lives out here in the real world.  Peace.

Healthy Gut Healthy You-

5. [23:24] Pork, Shellfish and Organ meats

Amanda says:
Hi! I have been searching the internet to find some articles that address or refute this thinking but I haven't come up with much.  I grew up in a moderately health conscious family.  Probably about 15 years ago, my Dad heard a couple of bad things about pork/shellfish so that was cut out of our diets.  I since have started eating pork again as I got older and ate my own food and it's become a very regular thing since I haven't been living with them.  So I supposed what they heard was from Dr. Ted Broer and his reasoning is that pigs eat garbage and don't sweat, and shellfish are bottom feeders.  So the idea is that what you're eating is toxic.  I haven't read whatever book my dad read but heard about it a lot as a kid/teenager.  I'm hoping you can help explain to me the science - how pork & shellfish are safe as long as you are getting them from a good source.  Also, are there any nutrients that we can get from pork, but not other meats?
The second part to my question is organ meats.  I have heard a lot about organ meats being very nutritious and high in iron, etc., but my mom just brought up that things like liver are filtering out toxins, so why would we eat that? Could you help me understand if that is a concern or if it isn't, why?
Thank you so much, love listening to your show!

King San-

Paleo Manifesto:

6. [30:34] Keto/Paleo & Menopause

Laurie says:
Hey, Nicki and Robb!

Huge fan of your work and appreciate the science behind the 'what' when it comes to eating and training to optimize health. My question is this: what food choices, workout tweaks or other possible naturopathic supplements might I look into as I navigate the epic joy that is menopause?

Brief history for you: I stair-stepped into Paleo beginning about five years ago now (at around age 45), though I've been dairy free since my 30s. Since dipping into Keto about a year and a half ago and experimenting with macros, I think I've found my nutrition "sweet spot": around 50 grams of carbs (berries, chocolate, sweet potato), 90ish grams of protein (animal mostly, some plant proteins) and the rest from fats (coconut oils, animal fats, avocado, etc)...I'm 52,  5' 5 1/2" tall, 131 pounds and 17% body fat (per my last InBody reading)...I weight train 3-4 times a week (at least two of those super heavy), walk and garden a few days a week, run or do stair sprints every 7-10 days. Since I switched from a super low-fat, high carb, grain based diet, my HDL has risen, my triglycerides plummeted (from over 125 to 43!), my total cholesterol is improved and my fasted blood sugar is in the upper 70s, low 80s. My weight dropped from 150 and has been the same within a pound of two for five years running now...

And then: menopause. My sleeping has gone to hell with night sweats and I've had all sorts of weird food reactions since going off birth control for good four months ago. Doctor's suggestion of going off, then back on the pill a year ago seemed to do a number on my gut and I became a mess. So I went back off the pill four months ago and did my own AIP protocol and think I found the culprits (almonds and nightshades). My gut issues are much improved and I'm trying some Black Cohosh and using Clary Sage for the hot flashes with mixed results.

So, my question: I want to be back to feeling 110% all of the time (not a big ask, I don't think), but this menopause nonsense is getting on my last nerve. Anything I can do that doesn't include artificial HRT?  My insurance doesn't cover functional medicine, naturopathy or acupuncture, but I am hoping to change insurance.

Thanks for any help or insight!

Jun 13, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 396 - Craig Emmerich - Keto Success and Protein Sparing Modified Fasts

This week we have guest Craig Emmerich on the podcast. Craig is the co-founder of Keto Adapted, and co-author of Keto, The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet.

Show Notes

1:50 – Summary/Pre-Intro
3:54 – Intro, Craig’s background
7:07 – Noticeable improvements from food
10:30 – Lyme disease and keto
13:17 – Balance between keto for weight loss and keto as therapy
16:57 – Process of working with people and using supplements
18:59 – Protein sparing modified fast
22:04 – Oxidative priority
26:05 – mTOR
34:26 – Satiety of a protein sparing modified fast
35:58 – Things to focus on, autophagy, and sleep, and sun/vitamin-D
41:35 – Keto the book
44:08 – Where to find Craig and Maria


Book: Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet

May 29, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 395 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #4

We're back with Q&A #4 with Robb and Nicki for Episode 395 of the podcast. Enjoy!

And don't forget to submit your own questions for the podcast here:


Show Notes

1. (4:07) What do you eat?
Mads says:
Hey Robb (and Nicki)

You have written comprehensively about what types of food to eat and what to avoid. You have also written a fantastic post and guide about "feeding kids paleo". I was wondering (as i am sure many others do as well) what do YOU eat? What are some staple meals? What are you go to breakfast, lunch and snack? Can you give an example of what you eat on a typical week? I think it would be interesting for folks to hear.

Hope to hear from you either directly or even better on the podcast in Q&A!

Best regards
Mads from Denmark

2. (11:02) Keto counting

Kristie says:

Hey, Rob, 

I’ve been following your stuff for ages. I’ve got both of your books. I worked out with a personal trainer who turned me on to Paleo and you nearly 10 years ago. I lost 145 pounds and have mostly kept it off. Every now and then I get into the almond flour baked goods and fruit and put on a few pounds. Then I regain my sanity and desire to feel great and I make better choices and drop the weight. 

I’ve been considering Keto for a while just to see if I can drop a little more of the weight and feel even better. But here’s my hesitation, and it’s going to sound like an excuse, because it is. BUT I spent a whole lot of my life counting calories, counting fat grams, counting carbs....counting, counting, counting and being hungry. And I think the reason Paleo has worked so well for me is that I eat healthy, delicious food. When I am in the zone and not eating treats (which I always make myself) and I eat slowly and mindfully, I do really well. I have tons of energy and, although I could lose more weight for sure, I’m ok where I am weight-wise. I worry that Keto will put me back in that headspace of counting and worrying and making myself crazy over choices. 

If anybody is going to help me over that, it’s you, though! So maybe I should just take the plunge into your Masterclass? 


3. (17:18) What is considered health on the low end of the glucose spectrum when in ketosis?
Rob says:
(Side note: Robb hinted at this a bit for a question on Episode 389.)

Of course there is variability and nuance, but what is considered to be the low end of a glucose level during ketosis; i.e., at what level do you start calling it a level of hypoglycemia to be possibly concerned about?


I just completed Dr. Mark Hyman's 10 Day Detox. I lost 11 lbs. (after was 176 lbs., still about 6 lbs. or so over my ideal), lost 1.75/1.5/1" off waist/hips/thigh, blood pressure down 22/20 (and pulse 8 lower) to close to normal.

I wasn't aiming for ketosis by doing this diet, but I believe I got into ketosis periodically.

My question is if a fasted glucose level of 57 mg/dL (ketones: 2.4 at the same time) is not uncommon, or if that seems really low. I think I had heard of some people's glucose going *up* when in ketosis. I felt great through the entire diet, and have not had blood sugar problems (my fasted levels have been just fine, when testing before and after the diet).

I'm *not* asking for any kind of medical advise, just if that level of 57 seems a bit low *in general*, given a ketone level of 2.4 at the same time.

December 2017 at my annual checkup:

Fasted glucose: 86 mg/dL

Late March 2018

Self testing using a new Precision Xtra NFR blood glucose and ketone monitoring system (one recommended by Robb Wolf, I'm pretty sure).

Morning of day 1 of Mark Hyman's 10 Day Detox diet:

Fasted glucose: 71 mg/dL
Ketones: 0.9

Morning of day after (last) day 10 of Mark Hyman's 10 Day Detox diet, about 14 hours after last eating/drinking:

Fasted glucose: 57 mg/dL (day prior: 60)
Ketones: 2.4 (day prior: 2.1)

Two hours after a lunch with gluten and dairy:

Glucose: 92 mg/dL
Ketones: 0.7

Note that all the lab reports (I have them from my adult life; I'm 60 years old) have had normal/ healthy glucose levels.

The last time my Hemoglobin A1C was measured, was about 15 months ago: 5.3%

4. (21:41) electrolytes
Zsuzsi says:

Thank you for your explanation about the importance of electrolytes. The 3 out of 9 rules really cemented the concept for me and I'm sipping away for the first time in my life.
I would be interested to know how this ties in with the ancestral health concept? It's not like anyone was weighing in magnesium salts or scooping up potash into their tea. Were they?

Thanks very much for your response in advance.


Elizabeth says:
Hello Robb,

Your name was recently added to the "Take Back Your Health" seminar that takes place in Pasadena, CA in May, I will be there so this is how I came to know about you.  I'm hoping that due to your experience with power lifting you may help with my questions.
My seventeen year old son started bodybuilding about 10 months ago.  In a short time he has transformed his body  and gained about 35 lbs.  He is very muscular now, works out about 3 hours a day and is eating an enormous amount of food.  He looks healthy and sleeps well.   My husband and I don't know if this is healthy at this age.
Can you please comment on this?
With much appreciation,

6. (28:38) does my genetics mean I can't buy a smoker???
Terrence says:
Robb and Nicki! Loving the Q&A pods as well as the interview ones. You guys have been nailing it lately.

So summer's around the corner and I'm looking at some beautiful electric smokers on the market. My dilemma is that I've got that pesky NAT2 polymorphism which says I'm a slow metaboliser of heterocycloamines and therefore I will die a slow torturous death if my meat is placed within spitting distance of a hot coal. I know that a lot of these smokers can be set to pretty low temperatures like 150-200F to do a "low and slow" but was wondering if the presence of smoke and/or heating for such a long period of time produces more or less HCA in the meat as opposed to when I'm oven cooking a roast or even gently reverse searing a juicy rib-eye.

Please tell me I can eat delicious things without my colon exploding through my anus and nostrils simultaneously! Thank you!

May 17, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 394 - Chris Masterjohn PhD - Nutritional Status, Evolution, and Keto and Epilepsy

This week on Episode 394 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have our friend Chris Masterjohn PhD. Chris is a researcher with a PhD in Nutritional Sciences, and a brilliant guy in the nutrition and health field.

Show Notes:

00:00 – Pre-intro/Summary
03:21 – Intro
5:19 – Being a problem solver and synthesizing nutrition info.
10:49 – Evolution, Economics, and Thermodynamics for understanding the world
13:20 – Lab grown meat and energy inputs
18:49 – Which media format Chris prefers
25:47 – What Chris likes to do for fitness, and doing BJJ
32:35 – Chris’ coming speaking gigs and content goals
36:34 – Ketogenic diet and epilepsy
50:50 – Any evolutionary advantage of epilepsy?
58:50 – Nutritional Status Cheatsheet
1:18:22 – Where you can find Chris

Discounted offer for listeners, the Nutritional Status Cheatsheet:

Facebook: Chris Masterjohn
Twitter: @ChrisMasterjohn
YouTube: Chris Masterjohn, PhD

May 08, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 393 - Virta Health Study, Keto for Type 2 Diabetes

This week on Episode 393 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Dr. Sarah Hallberg (DO, MS). Dr. Hallberg is the medical director at Virta Health, medical director and founder of the Indiana University – Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program in Lafayette Indiana, and Executive Director at The Nutrition Coalition. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine

Show Notes

00:00 – Pre-into/Summary
4:44 – Intro
6:01 – What’s going on with Dr. Hallberg and Virta Health
7:12 – Metabolic underpinning of diseases
7:48 – Improving health can save us money
9:32 – Dr. Hallberg’s background and how she got involved in this
16:00 – Meeting Steve Phinney and the beginnings of Virta Health
17:56 – Results and details of the keto type 2 diabetes telemedicine study
27:38 - We can’t blame the patients
29:57 – Using a matrix driven approach with telemedicine and real people
32:55 – Customization, keto, and ketone levels
35:51 – SGLT2 Inhibitor and BHB levels
38:51 – Huge weakness of nutrition trials and using BHB levels for compliance
40:20 – Using other markers than BHB/ketones
46:09 – Personalized nutritional
47:20 – Continuous glucose monitors (CGM)
49:38 – How can we win this health fight
55:22 – High carb vegan vs. low carb keto diets
57:40 – Where to find more info on Virta Health

Nutrition coalition:
Virta Health:

May 01, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 392 - RD Dikeman - Type 1 Diabetes Management

This week on the podcast we have guest RD Dikeman. RD is Theoretical Physicist, Research Scientist, and father of a Type 1 Diabetic son.

Show Notes:
00:00 – Pre-Intro/Summary
3:49 – Robb and RD’s experiences with giving T1D information
6:38 – RD’s background and experience with T1D son
10:48 – Using Dr. Bernstein’s book and protocol
17:31 – Double diabetes (type 1 and 2 at the same time)
21:46 – Getting off the standard model of care
22:44 – Diabetes diet for the whole family, parents set the example
25:52 – Physicians and Dietitians telling dangerous myths to T1D parents
29:05 – Managing hypoglycemia
31:17 – How the Bernstein model looks
35:16 – Hypoglycemia and target blood sugar
38:40 – Robb’s blood sugar response and ketone levels
41:20 – High fat meals
43:24 – Chronically high blood sugars and Dr. Bernstein’s history
49:39 – What blood sugars should be in humans
51:31 – Ketogains and Fighting the nonsense in the low carb world
55:02 – Exercise and insulin sensitivity
57:39 – Using solid basics
59:40 – Hyperpalatability and fat bombs
1:00:53 – Reducing weight and fat to improve insulin resistance
1:03:52 – Where to find RD

RD’s video on Diet Doctor:

Diabetes University videos:

Dr. Bernstein's site:

Book: Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution

Apr 24, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 391 - Tim Larkin - When Violence Is The Answer

This week on Episode 391 of the podcast we have guest Tim Larkin. Tim is a defensive tactics and hand-to-hand combatives expert, and author of When Violence is the Answer. As a former military intelligence officer, he was part of a beta group that redesigned how Special Operations personnel trained for close combat. He has a 25 year career where he has trained over 10,000 people in 52 countries in how to deal with imminent violence, including working with groups like the Navy SEALS teams, SEAL Team 6, US Army Special Forces, FBI Rescue Team, and many more.

Show Notes:

00:00 – Pre-Intro/Summary
4:02 – Violence is a tool
8:08 – Battling the stigma of violence
15:02 – Teaching children about violence, and the difference of training males and females
18:45 – Antisocial aggression vs asocial violence
22:53 – Legal aspect of self defense, only responding when necessary, and avoidance
23:50 – Tim’s goal with training and informing people
26:40 – Violence has no demographic
29:15 – Training kids
35:32 – Pedophile danger
38:02 – Not sugar coating violence
40:07 – Self Protection is like CPR
41:24 – Competition and combat sports vs Destruction
43:18 – Looking at sports injury data for vulnerabilities
45:35 – Taking advantage of automatic body response to injury
46:50 – Is there efficacy of having previous martial arts training
49:07 – Alphas, the currency of violence, and the Aryan Brotherhood
53:11 – Getting effective first
56:56 – Edged weapons, firearms, and tools
59:21 – Slow deliberate training and deep practice
1:07:00 – How Robb and Tim were introduced, and Robb’s atlatl kill
1:08:15 – Where to find Tim’s work, and 10 week video course with book

Instagram: timlarkintft
Facebook: Tim Larkin
Book: When Violence is the Answer

Apr 17, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 390 - Peter Jaworski - Markets

This week on Episode 390 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have Prof. Peter Jaworski. Prof. Jaworski is an Assistant Teaching Professor teaching business ethics. He was a Visiting Research Professor at Brown University, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster, and an Instructor at Bowling Green State University. He is also author of the book Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests.


Show Notes:

00:00 – Pre-Intro/Summary
4:04 – Intro, Markets
7:30 – Morality and disgust
9:30 – Medicine and health care
11:55 – Why is it so hard to have a conversation about health care, markets, and morality?
13:30 – Rise in cost in certain sectors
16:25 – Decentralized market experiments
17:50 – Telemedicine and medical tourism
19:13 – Medical product market across borders, and payment for blood plasma
25:28 – Markets don’t affect wrong or right
29:00 – Market outcomes affecting morality
30:05 – Anti-market attitudes, evolution, and collectivism
34:45 – Dunbar’s Number
37:40 – Where you can find Peter and his book


Book: Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests

Apr 10, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 389 - Robb & Nicki Q&A #3

Hey Folks!

We're back with another Q&A episode!

If you have a question for a future episode, especially questions for Tyler and Luis of KetoGains on the next Q&A, submit them here


Show Notes:

  1. (2:49) 23 and Me
    Kristin says:
    Robb and Nicki!
    Loved the first q&a back! I wanted to ask an expansion on the FTO gene Polymorphism question. I my self also ran my 23andme data through FoundMYFitness as a Rhonda Patrick follower and I have the similar FTO well several FTO genes came up but also the PPAR alpha gene came up that I know is a big part of ketosis. My question is can I attempt and Keto diet and Ketosis with using mainly PUFA and MUFA and still achieve ketosis with this polymorphism or am I better off to not focus on achieving ketosis?Thank you for all that you put in the world I just received you Wired to Eat book and started reading it! Love it so far!Kristin


Fat Mass and Obesity–Associated Gene
Evolutionary Advantage-STRONG tendency toward obesity. Powerful adaptation in ancestral environment.

Evolutionary advantage not specific to Thrifty gene hypothesis

Susceptibility to obesity (and inflammation)

Drivers towards energy efficiency...back side of this is constrained Energy Hypothesis:

Game theory and energy balance:

PPAR Alpha:

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha is a drug/fatty acid-activated transcription factor involved in the starvation response,

Other SNP’s like CPT-1


  1. (16:45) Ketone IVs / Ketone Ringer
    Stijn says:
    Dear Robb,
    Dear Robb Wolf team,For years I've wondered about using ketone bodies in IVs at intensive care, in the same way that glucose solutions are used. I imagine there being less inflammation versus the glucose, and thus better recovery. Though the effect might be minimal in a non-keto-adapted person. Then I am skipping over the entire blue light issue from all the fluorescents at a hospital. I recently watched your talk at Paleo FX, "Ketogenic Diets for Traumatic Brain Injury Keeping the Baby with the Bathwater". In brief you mention ketone ringers in an acute setting, traumatic brain injury and research in Japan. Why not use ketone bodies at intensive care, or even other settings? Have you seen research on this? Here's how I thought about it: my dad was at the ICU after cardiac arrest, and I saw the glucose syringes. Then I thought about inflammation and ketones. And I remembered reading that heart muscle likes ketones. Maybe we can save more people with ketone IVs...Please share your thoughts. I'm also interested in the Japanese research on ketone ringers, if you can link that.Thank you very much.Be well,
    Stijn De Puydt


Ketone ringer solution-

MCT Keto diet:

High glucose load negated benefits!!


  1. (20:54) Monkfruit

G says:
Hi. Can you briefly give me the straight dope on Monkfruit? I heard it doesn't spike your blood glucose levels making it a good alternative to sugar. I'm also guessing it still triggers pleasure centers in your brain which can lead to craving sweets.
My girl wanted to know how does Monkfruit Maple Syrup differ from 100% Pure Maple Syrup?
Thank you for your time,

Generally not a huge effect:


  1. (24:07) Alternatives to the classic Norcal Marg
    Colin says:
    Hey Rob, I like that you are back to doing some Q&A's and Nicki did a good job being your cohost. Do miss the ever large and in charge Greg Everett's humor though, "how does gravel burn," classic. Anyways, what are your thoughts on a Bone Broth Bullshot in lieu of your Norcal Marg? Potential pro/cons? On a second note, what if you were to add some glycine to that Norcal M? Give just a little sweetness and I would think there are some potentially extra benefits to that addition.. After listening to Chris Masterjohn's panel discussion on glycine, that crossed my mind.  Curious on your take. Thanks for everything you are doing (Paleo, health, keto, sustainability, controversial truths, etc.). While you are winding the clock back a little, you should get the Kraken on and let him destroy some questions.


  1. (27:44) Exercise induced HypoglycemiaGreg says:
    Robb, hoping to get your insight into a problem I am experiencing. Non-diagnosed Diabetic. 6'1", 200 pounds, athletic build. Blood sugar drops into 60-69 mg/dL during moderate-intense exercise with moderate hypoglycemia symptoms. Measuring glucose (morning fasting 105-120 mg/dL, 2 hr post-meal 120-130 mg/dL). Chewing gum during exercise helps modulate glucose levels but still seems like there should be a better solution. Grain consumption 1-3/week. Limited sugar intake. Water and coffee w/heavy cream primary liquid consumption. Adrenal labs (normal DHEA, high normal cortisol). Worried Keto diet may further exacerbate during exercise. Any insight is greatly appreciated.


  1. (31:46) Adaptogens and Gut Microbiome adaption

Eric says:

Digging the return of your podcast and the new format!  I have a couple of question submissions….

  • We interviewed folks live for the Meatcast at Expo West, and the most consistent “trend” everyone noted from the show was “adaptogens” – what are your thoughts on adaptogens?  Flash in the pan fad or the unicorn cure to cancer?  Surely it can’t be anything in between
  • Does our gut microbiome have the ability to adapt/evolve as we age, or is it “locked in” at a certain age?  We hear often that our exposure to good bacteria as a child impacts our autoimmunity later in life.  Whats so critical about those childhood years?  Is it simply our ability to adapt declining as we age?


  1. (38:53) Good workout regimen for novice?
    Joe says:
    Hi Robb & Nicki,Can you recommend a good resource for a workout regimen? Right now I do weight training circuits Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Cardio Tuesday and Thursday, usually one cardio session is an interval (3x 30 second all-out exertion on an elliptical and the rest of the 20 minutes at moderate pace). I do a circuit for 6 weeks, then just do cardio for a week then start a different circuit for the next 6 weeks. Etc.I'm currently doing alternate daily fasting on my circuit days. Good sleep, good energy. I'm just wondering about new/more efficient ways to mix up my workouts as I'm still following what I did circa the early 2000s.Thanks,


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Apr 03, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 388 - Cavin Balaster - Severe TBI Recovery

This week on Episode 388 of the podcast we have Cavin Balaster, author of the new book How to Feed a Brain. Cavin survived a two story fall, was comatose for 12 days, suffered from a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) and had less than a 10% chance of recovery. Cavin has a very interesting experience of recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury, and has done a great job of digging into info to help his recovery, and is a very inspiring person with a great outlook. Listen in as we chat about TBI’s, recovery, and more.

Show Notes:

00:00 – Summary/Pre-Intro
3:15 – Intro and Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
5:50 – Cavin’s background and brain injury
8:30 – Nutrition sparking Cavin’s study
10:58 – Greatest challenges Cavin faced along the way
15:09 – Cavin’s nutrition
17:50 – Increasing Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF)
20:12 – Journaling
21:49 – Supplements
25:47 – Fasting
30:32 – Pfizer stopping hunt for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s drugs
39:46 – Cavin’s advice for TBI
45:43 – Where to find Cavin

Article: Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer's, Parkinson's drugs

Preview of interview series:
adventures in brain injury podcast


Book: How to Feed a Brain

Mar 27, 2018
Episode 387 - Q&A with Robb and Nicki

Hey Folks!

We're back with another Q&A episode (yes, we're going to be doing these regularly)!

If you have a question for a future episode, submit them here


1. (3:00) Low Carb and Low Testosterone

Steve says:
Hey Robb and Nicki!

Any ideas as to why when I switched to low carb, my SHBG shot up, and, of course, my Free Testosterone went down...not good! I heard a podcast between Asprey and D'Agostino a while back and Dave mentioned that he was seeing that in a small percentage of clients, but did not know why? Hence...any thoughts you can provide would be helpful.

Stay the course...!!!


2. (5:30) Can visceral fat go away without procedures?

Annie says:

Hey Robb-
Thanks for looking over my question.
I am a 51 yr old woman- 27 years with Hashi's and I was just diagnosed with Reactive Hypoglycemia.
(Additional Back story- I've recently come through a 3 yr ordeal with adrenal fatigue and whacked out thyroid)
In a recent Dexa scan, it showed that I have a layer of visceral fat (and a much higher general body fat % than I expected) which prompted my Endo/Functional Med doc to advise me to start taking Metformin (I cried- I feel like I lost ) .
The scan results explain why I can feel the solidity of my ab muscles , but still have a section in my lower belly that is distended from under my ab muscles and not the same quasi-flatness of my upper abs.
Even though I eat Low Carb/ Keto and do HIIT/Crossfit/Lifting 3-4 hours a week , I cannot seem to get the fat from this area to reduce or disappear.
Will these combined strategies( low carb, exercise and metformin) shrink fat cells or make the fat go away? Or am I doomed to this to be my new, undesirable situation? It's not simply about vanity, its actually more about how I feel in a body that is not the one I've known and had to work with throughout the majority of my life. I've always been a mesomorph/athlete and usually around 20-22% body fat naturally (now I'm measured at 32%).

My question is it possible for that visceral belly fat to go away or get smaller through my current course of action? Or is that only possible through outside tools and resources like cool sculpting? I realize that sounds pretty vain, but again, it's a big change for my body and I am not loving it at all.

Thanks Robb-



3. (14:01) Keto diet and raised triglycerides

Conor says:

Hi Robb,

Huge fan of everything you do! I know you are super busy, but when you get a chance could you expand on keto and triglycerides? I am a 24-year-old male, 5'10 180 and about 15% body fat, very committed to weightlifting, yoga, nutrition, and fitness in general. I just got back a blood test and I had a raised triglycerides levels, about 220. I was wondering if I can do anything to lower this or if this is even bad. Anything will help, and I will be looking forward to your response.

Excited about your upcoming content and everything you do!

Kind Regards,



4. (17:51) Fasting
Nate says :
How do you know when adding in fasting is appropriate? For those who have most things dialed in (sleep, appropriate exercise, etc.). Also, is doing a calorie deficit similar to the 5:2 diet (as opposed to a normal daily deficit) advisable?

Paper link: Caloric restriction does not enhance longevity in all species and is unlikely to do so in humans


5. (23:11) Women and Keto
Holly says:
Hi Robb,
I hear a lot of people talk about IF may be stressful for a woman’s hormones, potentially causing mood deregulation and/or hair loss. I occasionally eat more carbs to address this, although I’m not sure if I have to if I’m feeling fine. Is there any benefit to scheduled/regular increase in carbs for women, and how much are we talking about? What are the circumstances of IF being contraindicated?

There’s lots of flys in here Tony reference:
If you are ever depressed, this will fix it: (NSFW language warning)


6. (27:53) Fasting (answered with next question together in one)
Madison says:

What is allowed during a period of fasting? Clear broth, coffee, lemon water, and tea, just water, or some combination?

Thank you!

7. (27:53) Intermittent fasting and coffee with coconut oil/milk (answered along with previous question)

Caroline says:
I'm trying to find a definitive answer as to whether having a coffee in the morning with 1 tbsp coconut oil and 2-3 tbsp coconut milk is a good thing or a bad thing whilst doing IF and trying to lose weight (16:8 or 24 hours). I usually have one around 7am and another one around 10am.  I skip breakfast and eat around 1.30pm.

Does it take me out of fasting mode and, if so, how quickly will I go back into fasting mode assuming I don't eat anything?  Blood ketone tests show that my ketones increase by quite a lot after drinking coffee this way but is it having a negative impact on weight loss because my body is burning the fat in the coconut oil/milk rather than in my body?

There are many conflicting reports and opinions (most mainly about BPC) and I can't find a definitive answer.

I found this site today which is the first one I've seen explained this way.

What's your take on it?

My main goal is improved health (as measured by improved sleep and improved cognition) which I'm hoping will translate into weight loss of around another 12kg's (lost 5kg's through keto since mid January '18).



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Facebook: @RobbWolfOnline

Mar 22, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 386 - Dr. Ruscio - Healthy Gut, Healthy You

And we're back with Episode 386 of The Paleo Solution Podcast!

This week we have our good friend and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Michael Ruscio back on the podcast again. Dr. Ruscio is one of the most knowledgeable people on gut health that I know. He's so knowledgeable that he actually wrote a new book on the topic called Healthy Gut, Healthy You. Listen in as we discuss a lot about gut health, clearing up common gut health misconceptions, Dr. Ruscio's new book, and more.

00:00 – Synopsis and opening remarks
3:02 – Introduction
3:39 – Dr. Ruscio’s gut book
6:01 – What motivated Dr. Ruscio to write the book
10:48 – Reading things on the internet
13:27 – Knowledge vs. wisdom
14:51 – First part of the book – gut symptoms outside of the gut
16:51 – Not all guts are the same
19:01 – Evaluating health tips
21:21 – Metabolic flexibility and clinical application
22:51 – Opinions on feeding vs not feeding gut bugs
26:16 – The biggest work mistake Dr. Ruscio has learned from
31:18 – Supplementing stomach acid
36:20 – Coffee and caffeine effects (cliffhanger)
38:03 – Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS)
44:46 – Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
46:30 – Dosing sun exposure for adequate Vitamin D
48:44 – Adrenal Fatigue
52:31 – Machine learning algorithms and using a logic tree and context
58:01 – Closing remarks, book availability, and where to find Dr. Ruscio



Book: Healthy Gut, Healthy You

Mar 20, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 385 - Dr. Shawn Baker - Carnivore Diet and Dr. Baker's Blood Work

For Episode 385 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have a special guest: Dr. Shawn Baker M.D. Dr. Baker is an orthopedic surgeon, multiple record breaker in weightlifting, and has been eating a carnivore diet for the last 15 months. Listen in as we talk about all-meat diets, and go over Dr. Baker's recent blood work results.

Show Notes:

1:50 – Opening Remarks/Summary
3:48 – Dr. Shawn Baker’s background
6:15 – All carnivore diets (and health and autoimmune disease)
12:46 – Athletics eating carnivore diet
14:45 – Concept 2 Rower
17:28 – Blood sugar swings
18:20 – Carnivore diet controversy and comparing to keto and mixed diets.
20:02 – mTOR and protein discussion
22:14 – Muscle mass and longevity
23:13 – Dr. Shawn Baker’s blood work
25:20 – C-Reactive Protein
27:10 – Fasting Glucose
30:15 – Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
30:39 – Creatinine
30:50 – Cholesterol (general panel)
32:37 – Liver function (AST and ALT)
33:57 – More Cholesterol discussion
35:50 – Testosterone
40:38 – A1c
42:42 – Ferritin
44:21 – Iron related
45:57 – Insulin
47:55 – LDL-P
48:40 – LPIR score
48:55 – TSH
49:02 – Vitamin D
50:08 – Remnant cholesterol particles
50:41 – BMI
50:55 – Blood pressure
51:05 – HDL to Triglyceride ratio
53:09 – Lp(a)
54:54 – More LDL-P and cholesterol discussion (reverse discordance)
56:15 – More discussion on glucose (athletics and glucose)
59:05 – Where is Dr. Baker taking this next? (and salt and muscle pump)
1:01:05 – Fiber
1:02:26 – Fruits and vegetables
1:03:43 – Experimentation, science, and progression
1:08:51 – Where you can find Dr. Shawn Baker


Instagram: @ShawnBaker1967
Twitter: @SBakerMD

World Carnivore Tribe Facebook Group
Carnivore Training System

Dr. Shawn Baker on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast:


Mar 13, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 384 - Lily Nichols RDN - Real Food for Pregnancy

For Episode 384 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Lily Nichols. Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition (especially prenatal nutrition). Lily is also our go-to person for info on gestational diabetes.


00:00 – Intro
3:06 – Opening, and Robb and Lily discussing their children
5:20 – How Lily got into prenatal nutrition
11:28 – Evolutionary Medicine
16:42 – Nutrient deficiencies during gestation
19:47 – Low carb diets and birth defects
26:02 – Obesity and insulin sensitivity
28:18 – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics policy paper on prenatal nutrition
32:14 – Ramifications of public nutrition policy
39:22 – Nicaraguan cab driver story, and food system
42:15 – Cow island in Alaska
43:49 – Our food system doesn’t make sense
46:35 – Real Food for Pregnancy book
55:13 – Where to find Lily, and closing

Website: and
Twitter: @lilynicholsrdn
Instagram: @lilynicholsrdn
Facebook: PilatesNutritionist

Previous guest appearance on the podcast: Episode 269 - Lily Nichols - Gestational Diabetes

Zoe Harcombe article on low carb diets and birth defects mentioned in the show:

Book: Real Food for Pregnancy

Mar 06, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 383 - Q&A with Robb and Nicki!

Hey Folks!

You asked for it, and we delivered. We're back with a Q&A episode!

If you have a question for a future episode, submit them here


Show notes:

1. (4:41) Ketosis and Carbohydrate timing

Ryan says:

Hi Robb. I don't know if this will reach you, but while listening to your podcast and reading your first book, a hundred questions pop into my head. This is one of them. I thought about asking my doctor, but I knew a blank stare and a sweaty forehead would be his answer. So here goes: Does frequency of carb intake play a role in disrupting ketosis? For example, if I am going to eat 150 grams in total of carbohydrates today, will eating all 150 grams of carbs at the same meal knock me out of ketosis for an EQUAL amount of time as eating 15 grams every hour for 10 hours?* My theory is eating 15 grams of carbs an hour for 10 hours will be just enough to keep a person out of ketosis for a longer period of time than eating all 150 grams in one meal while carb-fasting for the rest of the day. I could be wrong, but that's why I'm asking the master. Thank you in advance for any time you can dedicate to the this question. Have a great day.

*Lets assume we are talking about starchy carbohydrates (rice, potatoes, etc.), not leafy green vegetables or other low glycemic vegetables.


Links: Meal frequency and timing in health and disease-PNAS


2. (9:34) Genetics and Keto

Charles says:

Robb mentioned in the Paleo(f)x keto interview that he had some genetics (SNPs) that perhaps made Keto not a great diet for him, yet he gets around it somewhat with some supplementation including with Carnitine. I dabble in Keto and have made lots of progress with my health as a result. I plan to sign up for the Master Class too. I have done genetic testing already with 23 and me. I wonder if Robb could tell me the SNPs to look for to see what kind of genetic fit Keto is for me. I have a feeling I will find out in the Master Class, but would love to hear what Robb has to say or perhaps there is a link to an article or podcast that would do the trick.


Found my fitness genetic interpretation:

FTO gene is called fat mass and obesity-associated protein because it is the gene that is the major genetic risk factor for obesity. This particular genotype, rs17817449(G;T), is associated with a 1.3-fold increased obesity risk. Saturated fat may have a negative effect on blood glucose and insulin levels and increases type 2 diabetes risk in individuals with this genotype.

All sat’d fats the same?? NO.

No one asks why this is:

Sat’d fats increase endotoxemia to some degree:
Dietary oil composition differentially modulates intestinal endotoxin transport and postprandial endotoxemia-Nutrition and metabolism
Sat’d fats also tend to increase Lipoproteins and cholesterol, at least in some people. Is that bad? Maybe, maybe not, #context:

Multiple mechanisms:

1-LPS binding protein

2-Multiple hepatic cells and receptors, including LDL-receptor

3-Small, dense lipoproteins work better for this!!

In total, this FTO mutation is overall beneficial in dealing with endotoxemia dn infection. Consistent with other SNP’s I have (celiac potential, mild iron accretion). Shows direct influence of adaptations to agriculture. DAIRY really increases this for me.


3. (16:51) Familial history of cancer and the Ketogenic diet for prevention

Clint says:

Hey Robb-

When I look back into my family history, a boatload of people have had various forms of cancer. We've run the gamut of colon cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, etc... I've listened to quite a few podcasts with Dominic D'Agostino in regards to the ketogenic diet as a tool in the toolbox for combating cancer and lessening the effects of Chemo. I've also heard on various podcasts the use of periodic multi-day fasts to help expunge faulty cells from the body in hopes for cancer prevention. I've been looking into these methods of cancer prevention and wanted your two cents on the matter. I'm 32 years old, 6'2", 180lbs. I'm an endurance athlete/run coach and compete in races from 5k-100 miles. If, in your opinion, these are good tools in regards to helping keep cancer at bay, at what age should I start implementing them? How would I go about balancing a ketogenic diet and being an endurance athlete w/out completely frying my adrenals? I'm not necessarily against reassessing my performance goals to include goals of health and longevity. It's not like I'm being paid to be an upper-midpack runner.

Thanks for all that you do! Really looking forward to the new book


aka "Run Coach Clint"


Likely sweet spot for IF is 18-24hrs:

Scant evidence of periodic starvation among hunter-gatherers.


4. (24:25) Fasting impact on weight training

Matt says:

when doing longer fasts like 5-7 day should one stop weight training altogether or keep thing business as usual?


5. (26:32) Cycling the carbs: is it supposed to suck

Kate the Great says:

Hey guys, huge fan of the podcast, although I'm only a hundred-some episodes in and trying to catch up. Scroll down for the actual question.

I eat Paleo (duh- how could anyone listen to 100+ hours of Robb Wolf and not eat that way), which means no grains, dairy, legumes, or sugar. I'm also well on my way to converting the metabolically-resistant trifecta of my Baby Boomer mother and father and my Hot Cheeto-loving fiancé-- which seems to be the Holy Grail of Paleo living.

I actually "discovered" Paleo when my fiancé and I did a month-long no-sugar challenge. Part of the protocol involved eliminating grains and dairy before adding it back in, and I noticed how much better I felt when ate things besides grain, dairy, and sugar. Turns out there is a name for it. I shortly transitioned into low-carb Paleo, around 50g-65g/day, because I got healthier and felt better simply eating meat, fish, eggs, sardines, avocado and coconut, and low-starch vegetables.

On low-carb Paleo, I started absolutely shredding weight and dropping body fat. 16% to 12% body fat in two weeks- which was very alarming. My body adapts pretty quickly to whatever is thrown at it, and I tend to gain muscle and drop fat easily, but this was definitely unprecedented. After seeing that weight loss, listening through the podcast, and choosing to add in a few more weekly sessions of BJJ and Muay Thai, I figured it would be prudent to add in some high-carb days.

Here's the curve ball: I'm a cop who works the road, but with a balling swing-shift schedule. 4 days on/4 days off, 1:30 PM to 1:00 AM (and we get paid an hour a day to workout). From what I hear, shift work is the devil, but I haven't had any problems with it. Yet.

I started adding in a high-carb (200g) day every 8 days- it falls on my first day off. Carbs come from corn chips or tortillas at a Mexican restaurant, homemade coconut flour pancakes with banana and blueberries, and tons of raw vegetables (like a party-tray of dipping veggies with no dip).

Here's the problem: on high carb days, I feel like BUTT. Bloating, fatigue, rapid heart rate, inability to focus my eyes or even keep them open, crashing and sleeping 14 hours that night, confusion, extreme thirst, muscle cramping, headaches, stuffy nose, and mental fog. On the following day, I am sluggish to wake up, but fine by the afternoon, and absolutely slay workouts. I'm talking adding 20 lbs to previous weeks' lifts, or able to go for hours nonstop in the ring. I love what the high-carb days do for me, but I hate them in the moment.

This crash doesn't seem normal or healthy, and I can't figure out what it's coming from. Is it (1) a possible gluten exposure/cross-contamination? (2) a downer after four days of high-adrenaline work? (3) entirely too much fiber? (4) a combination of all the above? And am I giving myself the diabetes? What is the reason for this crash; is it a necessary part of carb-cycling, and how do I make it stop? I would go back to all low-carb, but I want to stave off further weight loss and pre-empt a hormonal clusterf*ck with the high-intensity workouts, high-stress job, and low-carb.

Trading Card Stats:

+27 YO female

+5'10" 150 lbs., 13% body fat (walked myself down from 200 lbs and 20% body fat as an SEC hammer thrower 5 years ago)

+Literally perfect lab blood work

+BJJ, Muay Thai, long walks on the beach and candlelight dinners during my four days off (no but really, lots of walking with the martial arts those days)

+Olympic lifting and power lifting (working off Rusin's FHT program right now, but historically have designed my own) and running (sprints or middle distance no greater than 3 miles) on work days

+roughly 150g protein, 100g fat, 50g carbs on low carb days; 150g protein, 20-30g fat, 200g carbs on high-carb days

+supplement with Carlson's fish oil, Natural Calm most nights; adaptogenic herbs or tea PRN after a high-stress work day (get shot at or crash the car, etc.)

+7 hours of sleep on work nights, 9 hours of sleep on off nights

+Hormonal girl stuff is fine.


+Health, longevity, mitigate a stressful job

+Maintain excellent PT scores (1.5 mile run, 1-minute pushups, 1-minute sit-ups, 300 meter sprint)

+SWAT tryouts in a year: involves a 24-hour physical endurance and shooting test with 80 lbs. of gear

+Continue to improve in martial arts so I don't get my narrow Paleo butt handed to me on the street by some dude who eats 7-11 hot dogs.

Huge thanks to you and the team. Don't get any ideas or anything, but I can't believe all this is free. Love and support from VA.


6. (31:20) Weight loss--How much is too much?

Jacquelyn says:

About a month ago, I began the sugar elimination Paleo Meal plan. I needed to lose a lot of weight. I have spinal stenosis, severe lumbar arthritis and in the right hip. high blood pressure, prediabetes, Hashimoto's disease, lactose and gluten intolerant, etc. I take medication for the high blood pressure and the Hashimoto's disease. I've been going to the gym for 18 months---working on various muscle groups and doing cardio. I lost NOTHING, but my muscles did firm up---so I lost inches. My doctor and physical therapist were both nagging me to change something to get the weight off. I met with a friend of mine who has a company called: Verri Well. She advised me to do the sugar elimination plan (meat, veggies and fruit each meal). and see how it goes. I did. Within 4 days, the chronic pain I had in my lumbar spine and right hip disappeared. I continued eating meals based on the plan and going to the gym or walking everyday. At the end of a month, I went to my doctor's office for a check in. I lost 35 lbs in the first month. My doctor freaked out saying that it was dangerous for my organs what I was doing. I needed to slow down the weight loss and put peanut butter, bananas back in my diet and lose the citrus fruits. Well, I'm not going to do that because I feel it would hinder my progress. I like the way I'm feeling. My doctor added that my heart and kidneys would not be able to take the rapid weight loss. So, I am asking you for a general opinion. If I am working out everyday, and sticking to a paleo meal plan---Is a weight loss of 35 lbs for the first month unheard of or dangerous for my organs (starting weight was 280lbs)??? If so, what should the amount of pounds be for weight loss? Or does it even matter? I can see my doctor's position if I was anorexic or bulimic. But that is not the case at all. Thank you for reading. I really need your help with this.


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Feb 27, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 382 - Andrew Marr - TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Recovery

Hey Folks!

We're back from a bit of a hiatus. Things got busy over the holidays, and we've been trying to do some changes to the podcast as well. You should start seeing podcasts at our regular bi-monthly schedule now.

This episode of the podcast we have guest Andrew Marr. Andrew is a Special Forces Green Beret, Co-Founder of Warrior Angels Foundation, and author of TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret's Journey Back From The Brink. His book is also being made into a full feature documentary titled Quiet Explosions. Andrew is an MBA candidate at Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management. Andrew is married to Becky, the love of his life, and together they have five children and are expecting twin boys in March of 2018.

00:00 – Introduction
2:08 – Andrew Marr’s background
5:50 – Different ways one can sustain a TBI and military conditions effects
8:45 – What lead to Andrew’s TBI
11:05 – Andrew’s symptoms and experience of TBI
17:05 – The NICoE process (National Intrepid Center of Excellence)
19:05 – How Andrew turned it all around
24:08 – Where Andrew went next (treatments he tried)
28:36 – The misconception of treating hormonal issues
31:07 – Ketogenic diet and exogenous ketones
32:15 – Review and summary of Andrew’s treatments
34:17 – Commitment to help others – Warrior Angels Foundation and Tales From The Blast Factory
37:45 – Robb’s thoughts on Andrew’s work
40:25 – Where to find more info from Andrew


Book: TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret's Journey Back From The Brink

Feb 13, 2018
The Paleo Solution - Episode 381 - Dr. Nasha Winters - The Metabolic Approach To Cancer

This episode of the podcast (Episode 381) we have guest Dr. Nasha Winters. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the visionary and CEO as well as best selling author, lecturer, and the primary consultant of Optimal TerrainTM.   Informed by more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and a thought leader in personalized precision medicine, Dr. Nasha works to educate clients, doctors and researchers world wide on how to apply integrative oncology philosophically and therapeutically.

Listen in as we discuss the roots and causes of cancer and its relation to metabolism, genetics, stress, and what you can do to prevent and combat cancer.

Website: (Jess Higgins Kelly)

Optimal Terrain
Remission Nutrition

Book: The Metabolic Approach To Cancer

Dec 19, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 380 - Diana Rodgers - Eating Meat and Sustainability

On this episode of the podcast we have our good friend Diana Rodgers, RD, NTP. Diana is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and lives on a sustainable, working organic farm.

Listen in to this important episode as we talk about the sustainability of eating meat, grazing animals, why sustainability > abs, What The Health, and Diana's documentary that's in the works.



Instagram: @sustainabledish

Dec 05, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 379 - Angela Alt and Dr. Gauree Konijeti - Autoimmune Protocol Diet Study

On this episode of the podcast we have guests Angela Alt and Dr. Gauree Konijeti. Dr. Konijeti is a gastroenterologist, head of inflammatory bowel disease at the Scripps clinic, and currently researching inflammatory bowel disease with an NIH grant. Angela Alt is a certified health coach and nutritional therapy consultant, partner at Autoimmune Wellness, author of The Alternative Autoimmune cookbook, co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, co-host of the Autoimmune Wellness podcast.

In this episode we talk all about the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet for autoimmune disease and the study on the efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol for inflammatory bowel disease done by Dr. Konijeti (linked below).

Download Episode Here (MP3)

Autoimmune Wellness
Dr. Konijeti at Scripps Clinic

Study: Efficacy of the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dec 01, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 378 - Dr. Jeff Stanley MD - Virta Health and Online Healthcare

On this episode of the podcast we have guest Dr. Jeff Stanley MD. He is a physician with Virta Health, and utilizes continuous remote care and the ketogenic diet to reverse type 2 diabetes.

In this episode we talk about online healthcare, treating diabetes, monitoring and data, high lipid markers for some on ketogenic diets, and more.


Twitter: @JeffStanleyMD

Nov 21, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 377 - Dr. Belisa Vranich - Let's Talk About Breathing

Our guest this episode is Dr. Belisa Vranich. She is a renowned clinical psychologist, public speaker, and the author of Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health. Belisa is also the Director of Breathing Science at The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in New York City.

Listen in as we talk about proper breathing, it's health benefits, how it can improve your athletic performance, health, stress, and more.


Twitter: @DrBelisa
Instagram: @DrBelisa

Book: Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

Nov 07, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 376 - Chris Kresser - Unconventional Medicine

This week we have my good friend Chris Kresser on the show. Chris is a well known leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, functional and integrative medicine, and one of the smartest guys I know.

Listen in as we chat about functional medicine, the state of health care, eliminating chronic disease, and Chris's new book Unconventional Medicine.

Download Episode Here (MP3)


Social Media:
Twitter: @ChrisKresser
Facebook: Chris Kresser L.Ac

Check out and pre-order the book Unconventional Medicine here (releases Nov 7th)

Oct 24, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 375 - Mark Bell - Intelligent Workouts, and The War on Carbs

This episode of The Paleo Solution podcast we have my friend Mark Bell joining us. Mark is a former top level competitive powerlifter, owner of Super Training Gym, and a big, strong, jacked, and knowledgeable guy when it comes to training.

Listen in as we chat about working out intelligently, slow lifting, diet and The War on Carbs, and more!



Twitter: @MarkSmellyBell
Instagram: MarkSmellyBell

Oct 17, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 374 - Mark Sisson - The Keto Reset Diet

This week we have my good friend Mark Sisson on the show! Mark is the founder of Mark's Daily Apple, Primal Kitchen (their mayonnaise is fantastic) author of The Primal Blueprint, The Primal Connection, Primal Endurance, and more.

Listen in as we discuss what Mark has been up to, the keto diet, benefits of keto, electrolytes, keto supplements, and more.


Grab a copy of Mark's book that releases today: The Keto Reset Diet

Oct 03, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 373 - Dr. Brandon Alleman - Direct Primary Healthcare

On this episode of the podcast my guest is Dr. Brandon Alleman, MD, PhD. Dr. Alleman graduated from Hope College with a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Physics. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to Budapest, Hungary and graduated from the University of Iowa with his MD and PhD in Translational Biomedicine. He is a graduate of the Via Christi Family Medicine Residency and was the Chief Resident for obstetrics.

Listen in as we talk about the model of Direct Primary Healthcare, insurance, and problems and solutions that doctors and patients are facing today in the healthcare world.


Twitter: @AntiochMed
Direct Primary Care listings/map:
(We can't vouch for the quality of all of these clinics but they are least people with similar models.)


Sep 26, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 372 - Gretchen Rubin - The Four Tendencies


This episode we have Gretchen Rubin back on the podcast. Gretchen is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. In Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, she provides surprising insights and practical advice drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, and her own observations, about how we can make our lives better than before.

Listen in as we talk about her new book The Four Tendencies, what it means to be an Upholder, a Questioner, an Obliger, or a Rebel, and how to use that to better your own life and motivation.


Take the Quiz here:
Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin
Twitter: @GretchenRubin
Facebook: Gretchen Rubin
Instagram: GretchenRubin

Sep 12, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 371 - Dr. James DiNicolantonio - The Salt Fix

My guest this episode is Dr. James DiNicolantonio. Dr. DiNicolantonio is a respected cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and the associate editor of British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Open Heart. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in medical literature. His research has been featured in The New York Times, ABC’s Good Morning America, TIME, Fox News, U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo! Health, BBC News, Daily Mail, Forbes, National Public Radio, and Men’s Health, among others. He is also author of the fantastic book The Salt Fix.

Listen in as we talk all about salt, salt intake, why many modern recommendations on salt (including those for hypertension) are wrong, good updated recommendations, salt pre-workout, and much more.

Download Episode Here (MP3)
(Transcript coming soon)

Twitter: @drjamesdinic
Instagram: @drjamesdinic
Facebook: @drjamesdinic

Aug 29, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 370 - Matt Thornton and Peter Boghossian - Critical Thinking in Martial Arts, and Physical Movement for Risk Assessment

For this episode of the podcast we have guests Matt Thornton and Peter Boghossian. Matt Thornton is a personal hero of mine, founder of the Straight Blast Gym organization, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Peter Boghossian is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Portland State University.

Listen in as we discuss critical thinking and fantasy in martial arts, actual effectiveness of certain martial arts, risk assessment and analysis in physical movement, and a lot more interesting stuff!


Twitter: @PeterBoghossian

Paper: Critical Thinking, Pedagogy, and Jiu Jitsu: Wedding Physical Resistance to Critical Thinking


Aug 01, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 369 - Christopher Kelly - Using Machine Learning For Health

This week we have guest Christopher Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive here to talk with us about using machine learning to analyze health, functional medicine, diet, and more. Check it out!


Be sure to take the free assessment questionnaire:
Click Here To Take The 7-Minute Assessment


Mike T. Nelson talks about metabolic flexibility (as Christopher mentioned in the podcast):

Jul 18, 2017
Episode 368 - Ashleigh Gass - Gymnastics, Back Issues, Mobility, and Firearm Training

On this episode of the podcast we have Ashleigh Gass. Ashleigh holds a Master's Degree in Human and Clinical Nutrition. She is certified sports nutritionist, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She was recently picked up by Devil Dog Arms as an accomplished tactical shooter, and is also developing a Gymnastic Bodies affiliate gym.

Listen in as we talk about Ashleigh's background, gymnastics, back issues and some ways to keep your back healthy, mobility, Ashleigh's firearm training, and more.

Download a transcript of this episode here (PDF)


Jul 04, 2017
Episode 367 - Dr. Ruscio - Gut Microbiome, Pro and Prebiotics, and Thyroid Disease

This week we have my good friend Dr. Michael Ruscio back on the podcast. Listen in as we discuss the gut microbiome, research, treatment, prebiotics and probiotics, gut microbiome variation around the world, and thyroid disease.




Jun 20, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 366 - Ryan Frisinger - Health Restoration, Genetics, and Methylation

This episode's guest is biohacker, techno-shaman, and visionary, Ryan Frisinger. Listen in as we talk about restoring health using genetic information, DNA testing, methylation, toxic mold and mycotoxins, fish oil, nutrition, and many more interesting topics.



Jun 06, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 365 - Shawn Stevenson - Health Recovery, Career, and Sleeping Smarter

On this episode of the podcast we have my friend Shawn Stevenson. Shawn is the host of The Model Health Show, the #1 health and fitness podcast on iTunes, and also the bestselling author of the book Sleep Smarter. Listen in as we talk about Shawn's health recovery, career, and tips for sleeping smarter. (Apologies for the connection issues and audio quality in some places during the podcast.)




May 23, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 364 - Jason Seib - Body Image and Fat Loss for Women

This episode our guest is my good friend Jason Seib. Jason is the creator of the popular AltShift Diet, the author of The Paleo Coach, co-host of the popular AltShift Podcast, founder and co-owner of AltShift Fitness and Fat Loss, a successful small gym in the Portland, Oregon area. He is an expert on sustainable fat loss and has been helping thousands of people change their perspective and find a healthy, sustainable path to their goals. Listen in as we talk all about body image and fat loss for women. If you're a woman that has ever tried to lose weight, work with women, or have a daughter, this one is definitely worth listening to.



Book: Body Beliefs - Women, Weight Loss, and Happiness

May 09, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 363 - Nora Gedgaudas - Primal Fat Burner

Our guest this episode is my friend Nora Gedgaudas. She is the international bestselling author of Primal Body - Primal Mind and the newly released Primal Fat Burner.

Primal Fat Burner
Primal Restoration courses
Primal Body - Primal Mind

Primal Fat Burner

Apr 25, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 362 - Mind Pump interviews Robb

Hey folks! The guys at Mind Pump Media came to Reno and interviewed me for a podcast. "MindPump is an online radio show/podcast that has been described as Howard Stern meets fitness. It is sometimes raw, sometimes shocking and is always entertaining and informative. Your hosts, Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews have over 40 years of combined fitness experience as personal trainers, club managers, IFBB fitness competitors and fitness thought leaders." Learn more about the guys at Mind Pump here.

This was a great episode with tons of good info.


Check out the show notes below for topics discussed during the episode.



Show Notes

  • Robb talks about his background (Paleo) /Auto immune explosion (14:05)
  • Why does Robb feel the Paleo diet seems to work with auto immune disorders? (24:05)
  •  Robb talks about gluten and the communities behind it (32:05)
  •  What is protein fasting and why is it a good idea? (40:35)
  •  Do we need to hyper hydrate? (44:05)
  •   How does Robb get someone going in the right direction (health wise)? (48:04)
  •   Obesity/diabetes epidemic – Addiction to food discussion (1:10:05)
  •   High endurance athletes and their inability to tone it down / Beat themselves up (1:12:05)
  •  What are Robb’s thoughts on artificial sweeteners? (1:19:05)
  •  Robb talks about how he lives his life / What we can do to make small changes in our lives (1:26:05)
  •  Why is Robb so motivated in the field of Paleo? (1:34:05)
  •  Mind Pump goes to PaleoF(x) – Robb gives them his rundown of the event and what to expect (1:37:05)
  • Mind Pump asks, what has Robb done? / Final thoughts (1:41:05)


Apr 11, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 361 - Dr. Izabella Wentz - Hashimoto's Protocol

 This week on the podcast we have Dr. Izabella Wentz. She's a NYT Bestselling author, and one of the most highly regarded thyroid specialists in the world. Listen in as we talk all about thyroid disease, causes, and treatments.



Book: Hashimoto's Protocol

Apr 04, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 360 - Wired To Eat Release - 7-Day Carb Test and Q&A

Today is the day, my new book Wired to Eat has officially released! On this special episode my incredible wife Nicki Violetti joins me to talk about Wired to Eat, the 7-day carb test, and more Q&A about the book.


If you haven't already, check out the new book Wired to Eat.

Mar 21, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 359 - Dr. Ken Brown - SIBO

Today's guest is Dr. Ken Brown. He is a practicing Gastroenterologist, clinical researcher, SIBO expert, and creator of SIBO treatment Atrantil. Listen in as we talk all about SIBO, how to treat it, gut issues, and more!

Guest: Dr. Ken Brown



Mar 14, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 358 - Dr. Dan Han - Neurogastronomy

This episode we have guest Dr. Dan Han. Dr. Han is the Chief of University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service's clinical section, the director of the UK Multidisciplinary Concussion Program, and an associate professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Join us as we talk about neurogastronomy, food, flavor, and the brain.

Guest: Dr. Dan Han


Mar 07, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 357 - Dr. Bill Schindler - Food Foraging, and Evolution of The Human Diet

Dr. Bill Schindler is an associate professor at the department of anthropology at Washington College, and is also the Co-star of the National Geographic show The Great Human Race. Listen in as we talk about foraging for food locally and in the wild, the evolution of the human diet, and much more!

Guest: Dr. Bill Schindler

Eastern Shore Food Lab (work in progress)
Ancestral Insight


Feb 28, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 356 - Dr Daniel Plews and Prof. Paul Laursen - Heart Rate Variability, and Fueling for Athletes

This episode we have guests Dr Daniel Plews and Professor Paul Laursen. They have doctorates in exercise physiology, more than 150 peer-reviewed research articles in sport performance and health, coach and support numerous elite and professional athletes across multiple endurance-based sports, and are well accomplished and fast triathlon competitors themselves. Listen in as we talk about Heart Rate Variability (HRV), carb intake, ketosis, fueling for athletes, and more!

Guests: Dr Daniel Plews (Plews) and Professor Paul Larsen (Prof)

Study Link: Athletes: Fit but Unhealthy?




Feb 21, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 355 - Julie and Charles Mayfield - Starting a Sustainable Farm

On this episode of the podcast we have my good friends Julie and Charles Mayfield on the show. The Mayfields are the authors of the popular and fantastic cookbooks Paleo Comfort Foods, Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods, and the very soon to be released Weeknight Paleo. Join in as we talk about their experience starting up their own sustainable farm, how to get started producing some of your own food, and even a little about their newest book on day to day cooking.


Guests: Julie and Charles Mayfield

Twitter: @PaleoComfort

Book: Weeknight Paleo (available for preorder now, releases Feb 21st)

Feb 14, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 354 - Stephan Guyenet PhD - The Hungry Brain

For scheduling reasons we actually have 2 podcasts this week! On this episode of the podcast we have Dr. Stephan Guyenet. Stephan holds a PhD in neuroscience, and is one of the key people in the totality of the paleo/ancestral health scene. He is the author of The Hungry Brain, and used to blog at the well known Whole Health Source. Join us as we talk all about neuroregulation of appetite, how your brain regulates how much food you eat, and much more!


Guest: Stephan Guyenet PhD

Twitter: @whsource

Book: The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat

Feb 08, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 353 - Dr. Sylvia Tara - The Secret Life of Fat

Today we have guest Dr. Sylvia Tara on the podcast. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry, and is the author of The Secret Life of Fat. Listen in as we talk all about body fat, and how it really behaves in your body. You'll probably learn some interesting things about fat you didn't know in this one!


Download Episode Here (MP3)

Guest: Dr. Sylvia Tara

Website and book: (includes links to the book The Secret Life of Fat)
Twitter: @SyvliaTaraPhD

Feb 07, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 352 - Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung - The Complete Guide To Fasting

On this episode of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guests Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung. Jimmy Moore, who everyone probably already knows, is the founder of Livin' La Vida Low-Carb, author of Keto Clarity, co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, and more. Dr. Jason Fung is a world renowned nephrologist based out of Toronto, and also a co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting.


Guests: Jimmy Moore and Dr. Jason Fung

Jimmy Moore's websites:

Dr Fung's websites:

Fung Shweigh Facebook group:

Jimmy Moore and Dr Fung's podcsat:

Book: The Complete Guide to Fasting

Jan 31, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 351 - Kamal Patel - and Analyzing Studies, Supplements, and Nutrition

This episode of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Kamal Patel. Kamal is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and is on hiatus from a PhD in nutrition in which he researched the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics. Kamal has also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, mindfulness meditation, and nutrition in low income areas. Listen in as we discuss, analyzing health studies, supplements, nutrition, and health.


Guest: Kamal Patel



Jan 24, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 350 - Dr. Ron Rosedale - The State of Medicine, Low Carb, and Diabetes

This week we have guest Dr. Ron Rosedale. Dr. Rosedale is the author of "The Rosedale Diet", and an internationally known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine who has done groundbreaking work with diabetics. Listen in as we talk about the current state of medicine and doctor's education, insulin, leptin, the causes and solutions to some modern diseases like diabetes, and more.

Guest: Dr. Ron Rosedale



Jan 17, 2017
The Paleo Solution - Episode 349 - Mike Ritter - Career path as a personal trainer and functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner

In this episode guest Mike Ritter discusses his career path as a personal trainer and gym owner. 


Guest name: Mike Ritter


Dec 27, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 348 - Allyson Chrystal - Kid's Health, and Sensory Issues

This week we have guest Allyson Chrystal. Allyson is an occupational therapist and clinical instructor specializing in pediatrics, and is currently completing a Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition and Functional Medicine. Allyson has a focus on sensory integration and self-regulation in children with behavioral and developmental disorders.

Listen in as we talk all about kid's health, movement and play, proprioception, sensory issues, and more. This is a good one if you have, or work with, kids.


Guest: Allyson Chrystal

Website: (under construction at this time)

Dec 20, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 347 - Jonathan Levi - Super Learning

We have guest Jonathan Levi on for this episode of the podcast. Jonathan is an entrepreneur, outspoken "lifehacker," avid speedreader, author of a bestselling book, a podcaster himself, and one of the top-performing instructors on Udemy, with an audience size of over 73,000 students. Listen in as we talk about accelerated and evolutionary learning, speed reading, learning languages and everything else! If you're at all interested in learning in general, you need to check it out.

Guest: Jonathan Levi



Twitter: @entrepenewer


Dec 13, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 346 - Dr. Marianne Brandon - Sexuality

This episode we have guest Dr. Marianne Brandon. Dr. Brandon is a clinical psychologist and Diplomate in sex therapy. Dr. Brandon served as a board member for an International Sexual Health Society, and also co-hosted an exciting sex therapy radio show called “In Bed with Dr. B and Ted". She is the author of multiple books, and has a practice in Annapolis, MD. Listen in as we talk all about sexuality, monogamy, evolution, and more.


Guest: Dr. Marianne Brandon

Twitter: @drbrandon


Amazon ebook: Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender: Using the Neuroscience of Power to Recharge Your Sex Life

Dec 06, 2016
The Paleo Solution Podcast - Episode 345 - Elle Russ - The Paleo Thyroid Solution

On this episode of the podcast, we have guest Elle Russ. Elle Russ is a writer, actor, health/life coach, and host of The Primal Blueprint Podcast. As the author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution, she is becoming the leading voice of thyroid health in the burgeoning Evolutionary Health Movement (also referred to as paleo, primal, or ancestral health). Elle has a B.A in Philosophy from The University of California at Santa Cruz and is a certified Primal Health Coach. She sits on the advisory board of The Primal Health Coach Program created by Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint. Originally from downtown Chicago, she lives and plays in Malibu, CA. You can learn more about her at

Guest: Elle Russ


Book: The Paleo Thyroid Solution

Nov 29, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 344 - Elijah Markstrom - Nutrition and Obstacle Racing

This week we have guest Elijah Markstrom. Elijah is a personal trainer, health and fitness nut, and Spartan and obstacle racer. Listen in as we chat about diet, nutrition, ketosis, gut microbiome, Spartan and obstacle racing, and more.


Guest: Elijah Markstrom



Nov 22, 2016
Episode 343 - Matt Pendola and Bobby McGee - Mindset and Mechanistics of Performance

This week we have guests Matt Pendola and Bobby McGee. Matt Pendola is the founder of Pendola training, a high level endurance coach, and an accomplished runner and cyclist. Bobby McGee is a six time Olympic running/triathlon coach and has been involved in endurance coaching for 32 years. Join us as we talk about performance mindset, training, coaching, endurance, strength and conditioning, and a lot more.

Guests: Matt Pendola and Bobby McGee


Bobby's YouTube Channel

Nov 15, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 342 - Dr. Bryan Walsh - "Adrenal Fatigue" and Low Cortisol

On this episode of the podcast we have guest Dr. Bryan Walsh. Dr. Walsh is a licensed, board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, an expert in biochemistry and human physiology, and currently delivers courses in biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology as an Instructor at Maryland University of Integrated Health. Listen in as we talk all about the myths and truths of "adrenal fatigue", the causes of low cortisol, interaction with the immune system, testing, and more. This was a super interesting episode, and I even learned a good bit on the topic myself. Definitely give this one a listen!


Guest: Dr. Bryan Walsh


Nov 08, 2016
Episode 341 - Dr. Chad Edwards - Revolution Health and Wellness

Our guest this week is Dr. Chad Edwards. Dr. Edwards holds a B.S. in Exercise Science & Sport Medicine from Oklahoma Baptist University, and attended Medical School at Oklahoma State University College for Health Sciences. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, he was a Flight Surgeon and a Dive Medical Officer in the US Army, and served 5 years with Special Forces as an enlisted soldier. He also served as the Special Operations Task Force-North surgeon in Iraq. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Bo-Ju-Tae Karate, and the founder and Medical Director of Revolution Health and Wellness. Listen in as we discuss his medical practice, healing inflammation and tendon damage with prolotherapy, functional medicine, diet and health, diabetes, testosterone, the US health and insurance system, and much more.

Guest: Dr. Chad Edwards


Nov 01, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 340 - Dr Steven Lin - Dentistry and Mouth Health

This episode's guest is Dentist and preventative health advocate, Dr. Steven Lin. Join us as we talk with Dr. Lin about dentistry, mouth and tooth health, jaw formation, the work of Weston A. Price, and more.

Guest: Dr. Steven Lin

Twitter: @DrStevenLin


Oct 25, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 339 - Ali Bouzari - Culinary Science

This week we have guest Ali Bouzari. Ali is a culinary scientist, author, educator, and co-founder of Pilot R+D, a culinary research and development company based in northern California. As a chef with a Ph.D. in food biochemistry, Ali has helped to lead the charge in changing the way we think about cooking by teaching and developing curriculum at top universities, from ivy league schools to the Culinary Institute of America, and collaborating with the country’s most innovative restaurants. Listen in as we talk all about culinary science, the taste of food, and the building blocks of foods that bring it all together.


Guest: Ali Bouzari

Twitter: @AliBouzari
Instagram: BouzariAli

Book: Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food

Oct 18, 2016
Episode 338 - Nadine Grzeskowiak (Gluten Free RN) - Gluten Intolerance

Our guest this episode is Nadine Grzeskowiak, otherwise known as the Gluten Free RN. Nadine is a Registered Nurse, author, speaker, and celiac disease and gluten intolerance educator. Listen in as we talk about her journey with celiac disease, gluten, and gluten intolerance.

Guest: Nadine Grzeskowiak




Book: Dough Nation: A Nurse's Memoir of Celiac Disease from Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism 30 Day Guide to the Paleo Diet

Oct 11, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 337 - Yuri Elkaim - Getting and Staying Healthy

This episode we have former pro soccer player and New York Times Bestselling health and fitness author Yuri Elkaim on the show. Listen in as we talk about Yuri's journey with alopecia, nutrition, and getting and staying healthy.

Guest: Yuri Elkaim

YouTube Channel:

All-Day Fat Burning Diet
Al-Day Energy Diet

Oct 04, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 336 - Dennis McKenna - Drugs, Psychedelics, and Ethnopharmacology

This episode we have ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer, and author Dennis McKenna. Join in as we chat about drugs, psychedelics, ayahuasca, and more.


Guest: Dennis McKenna

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Facebook page (speaking events listed here):

Website for the book: The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss


Sep 27, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 335 - Dr. Amy Myers - The Thyroid Connection

We're back with another new episode of the podcast. This week we have fantastic guest Dr. Amy Myers joining us. Listen in as we talk about her new book The Thyroid Connection, functional medicine, thyroid issues and autoimmune thyroid conditions, research, treatment, etc.


Guest: Dr. Amy Myers



Twitter: @AmyMyersMD


Check out Dr. Myers' new book The Thyroid Connection. And check out the prizes you can win in the giveaway when you preorder the book.

Sep 20, 2016
The Paleo Solution - UCSF Evolutionary Medicine Talk

We're doing something a little different this week. You'll have to wait until next week for a new podcast episode. But instead of doing a "Best of" episode this week, we decided to share this talk I did for the UCSF Evolutionary Medicine Conference last year. It was a huge honor to participate in the event. I think you guys might enjoy this, especially if you're in the medical field.

I recommend watching the video of this talk instead if you can, as you can see the slides. You can view it here

Sep 13, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 334 - Andy Petranek - Whole Life Challenge

This episode we have my friend Andy Petranek on the show. Andy is co-founder of Whole Life Challenge, owner of CrossFit LA, a former professional adventure racer, extreme athlete, and master white-water kayaker and mountaineer. Listen in as we talk CrossFit, Whole Life Challenge, and more.


Sep 06, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 333 - Diane Sanfilippo - Business Advice

This week we have our good friend Diane Sanfilippo on the podcast. Diane Sanfilippo is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites, a certified Nutrition Consultant, and two-time New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo,The 21-Day Sugar Detox and co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. Diane holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and is certified in holistic nutrition from Bauman College, holistic lifestyle coaching from the CHEK Institute, and Poliquin BioSignature Modulation. She writes for her popular health blog – – and is co-host of the top-rated weekly health podcast, “The Balanced Bites Podcast,” available free from iTunes.


Guest: Diane Sanfilippo

On September 6th, 2016, Diane will release an updated and expanded 2nd edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo which has sold over half a million copies and spent a total of 97 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Practical Paleo 2nd edition

Aug 30, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 332 - Dr. Drew Ramsey - Healthy Nutrition

This episode we have guest Dr. Drew Ramsey. Dr. Ramsey is a practicing psychiatrist, and author of The Happiness Diet, 50 Shades of Kale, and Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health. Join us as we talk general healthy nutrition, feeding kids, and even a little farming.


Guest: Dr. Drew Ramsey


Twitter: @DrewRamseyMD

Facebook: DrewRamseyMD

Instagram: DrewRamseyMD

Aug 23, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 331 - Dr. Marc Bubbs - Nutrition for Elite and Professional Athletes

On this episode of the podcast we have guest Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, CISSN, CSCS. Dr. Bubbs is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor, Strength Coach, Speaker, Blogger, and Sports Nutrition Lead for the Canadian Men’s Olympic Basketball Team. Join us as we talk nutrition for elite and professional athletes, health, carb tolerance and blood sugar, and more.

Guest: Dr. Marc Bubbs


Twitter: @DrBubbs

Check out Dr. Bubbs' book The Paleo Project

Aug 09, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 330 - Roy Dean - Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts

Join us on this episode as I talk with my good friend Roy Dean (Black Belt in BJJ, Aikido, and Judo) about Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts, running a business, and much more.


Guest: Roy Dean


Instructional video channel:

Check out Roy's new book: Becoming the Black Belt

Aug 02, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 329 - Dr. Mark Cucuzzella - A Doctor's Perspective On Treating Diabetes

On this important episode we have guest Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. Dr. Cucuzzella is a Professor of medicine at West Virginia University medical school, Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), family physician for over 20 years, Lt Col in the US Air Force Reserves, and an avid runner and running coach.  Listen in as we discuss Dr. Cucuzzella's experience in treating diabetes.


Guest: Dr. Mark Cucuzzella


Link to The Skinny on Obesity video mentioned in the podcast

Jul 26, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 328 - Jeff Tucker - Coaching, Running a Gym, Life Lessons, and More

For this episode we have my friend Jeff Tucker as our guest. Jeff is the director of CrossFit Gymnastics, former competitive gymnast, former firefighter, homesteader, and all around cool guy. Listen in as we talk coaching, business, running a gym, gymnastics, homesteading, and lots more.

Jul 19, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 327 - Prof. Sean B. Carroll - The Serengeti Rules

Today we have guest Professor Sean B. Carroll on the podcast. Professor Carroll is an award-winning scientist, author, educator, and executive producer. He leads the Department of Science  Education of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and is the Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin. Join us as we discuss his newest book The Serengeti Rules, evolution, adaptation, and the regulation and logic of life.


Guest: Professor Sean B. Carrol


Book: The Serengeti Rules

Jul 12, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 326 - Nelson Puentes - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Today we have guest Nelson Puentes, Brazian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and founder of Inverted Gear. On this episode Nelson and I talk all about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Download a transcript of this episode here

Guest: Nelson Puentes


Jul 05, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Best Of: Episode 242 - Katy Bowman - Move Your DNA

We're back with another "Best Of" episode. This time we're re-featuring episode 242 with guest Katy Bowman. Katy is a biomechanist (an expert in the movement of living things), author of the Katy Says blog and Restorative Exercise website, and also author of the fantastic book Move Your DNA.


Download a transcript of this episode here


Featuring guest: Katy Bowman

Check out Katy's book Move Your DNA here

Jun 28, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 325 - Dr. Akil Palanisamy - The Paleovedic Diet and Ayurvedic Medicine

Today we have guest Dr. Akil Palanisamy, Harvard-trained physician, author, speaker, and holistic medicine expert in integrative and functional medicine. Dr. Palanisamy is the author of The Paleovedic Diet. Join us as we discuss Ayurvedic medicine, customizing diet and medicine to each individual, and more.


Guest: Dr, Akil Palanisamy

Facebook: Doctor Akil

Book: The Paleovedic Diet

Jun 21, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 324 - Luis Villasenor - KetoGains

On this episode we have guest Luis Villasenor of KetoGains. We talk all about ketosis, ketogenic diets, building muscle, fueling in ketosis, weight and fat loss, electrolytes, and more.


Guest: Luis Villasenor

Twitter: @KetoGains

KetoGains Seminar in Atlanta July 8th

Jun 14, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 323 - Todd White - All About Wine

Today we have guest Todd White of Dry Farm Wines. Todd and I talk all about wine, and cover how it's processed/made in the US, the wine industry, why drinking wine makes you feel bad, the difference in dry farming, sustainability, and how to get good wine that checks all the boxes. If you like wine at all, this is the episode for you.


Guest: Todd White



For a $0.01 bottle of wine with your order, go to

Jun 07, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 213 - Coach Sommer - Gymnastic Bodies

It's been a little while since we've done one of these, but we're back with another "Best Of" episode of the podcast. Featuring guest Coach Christopher Sommer of Gymnastic Bodies. Hope everyone had a good time at PaleoFX!

Download a transcript of this episode here


Guest: Coach Christopher Sommer


Gymnastic Bodies forums:

Gymnastic Bodies on Facebook:

Gymnastic Bodies on YouTube:

May 31, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 322 - Hamilton Stapell - Paleo: Past, Present, and Future

Today we have guest Hamilton Stapell. Hamilton is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York, New Paltz, and is the creator of one of the first college-level courses on ancestral heath. Join us as Hamilton and I talk about the demographics of the paleo community, and the past, present, and future of paleo.


Guest: Hamilton Stapell


Video talks:
AHS-12 talk: Ancestral Health in Historical Context
AHS-13 talk: The End of Paleo
PaleoFX talk: The Future of Paleo (4 parts in shorter videos)

Research articles:
"Going Mainstream or Just a Passing Fad? The Future of the Ancestral Health Movement." Journal of Evolution and Health 1, no. 1 (2016): Article 11.

Modern Cavemen? Stereotypes and Reality of the Ancestral Health Movement.”  Co-authored with David B. Schwartz.  Journal of Evolution and Health, 1, no. 1 (2013): Article 3.

May 24, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 321- Eileen Laird - Autoimmune Disease and the Autoimmune Protocol
May 17, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 320 - Dr. Jason Fung - Obesity, Insulin, Diabetes, and Weight Management

Today we have guest Dr. Jason Fung with us. Dr. Fung is a practicing nephrologist and author of The Obesity Code: Unlocking The Secrets Of Weight Loss. We discuss obesity, insulin, weight management, diabetes, and fasting. This one is definitely worth listening to.


Guest: Dr. Jason Fung


Book: The Obesity Code

May 10, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 319 - Mark Hyman - The Real Skinny On Fat

Mark Hyman, MD, joins us to talk all about fat. Learn what thescience says about polyunsaturated fats, saturated fats, what youshould eat, and why.


Guest: Dr. MarkHyman

Twitter: @MarkHymanMD

Book: EatFat, Get Thin

May 03, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 318 - Steve Kamb - Nerd Fitness

Nerds unite! We have guest Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness on the podcast. Steve talks with us about how to level up your life, using video game strategy for self improvement, and being a superhero!

Guest: Steve Kamb

Twitter: @NerdFitness

Book: Level Up Your Life

Apr 26, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 317 - Guillermo Ruiz - Naturopathic Medicine

On this episode of the podcast we discuss naturopathic medicine with upcoming naturopathic doctor Guillermo Ruiz. We met Guillermo at PaleoFX a couple of years ago, and he really took initiative to go out and make a mark in the "Paleoshphere". He's a 3rd year Naturopathic Student, and is currently investigating how antimicrobial tinctures affect bacteria (both good and bad) and the evolutionary connections between humans and antiviral plants.


Guest: Guillermo Ruiz

Apr 19, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 316 - Grace Liu - All About Gut Health

On this episode we have guest Grace Liu (of Animal Pharm and The Gut Institute fame). Grace is a Jedi of gut health, and one of the most knowledgeable people on the topic that we know. Listen as we geek out a bit, talk about all things gut related, and even delve a little into some of what she does with her functional medicine patients. Whether you're a beginner or expert on gut health, I promise there will be a lot of interesting material here for you.

Guest: Grace Liu (PharmD, AFMCP)

Follow @Gut_Goddess Twitter
Follow The Gut Institute Facebook


Grace is a trained functional medicine practitioner and clinical pharmacist with a doctorate in practice for 19+ years and specializes in complex disease management. What she does is consult and help clients to gain optimal performance through rebuilding the biome after damage from modern living. She uses nutrigenomic tools and other advanced functional lab testing. Currently she's training some functional medicine leaders to approach gut protocols with her expertise. Some of her clients include paleo movement leaders and a UFC MMA fighter in the top 10. She's been invited to speak at Ancestral Health and PaleoFx for two years in a row, interviewed for a documentary (‘Microbirth’ producers) and Womens Health UK magazine on the skin-gut microbiome.


Apr 12, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 315 - Jessie Lawler - Nootropics (Smart Drugs)

For Episode 315 we have Jesse Lawler of Smart Drug Smarts on to talk with us about nootropics (smart drugs) and ways to enhance cognition.


Guest: Jesse Lawler


For a discount on nootropics from Jesse, and links to topics discussed on the show check out


Links to topics Robb and Jesse discussed:


Jesse discussed two of his personal favorite nootropics: aniracetam and sulbutiamine.   These two feature prominently in the smart drug stacks we sell -- Nexus and Mitogen -- which are each geeked out on at length (along with all the other ingredients) in these two episodes...


Other episodes:

Apr 05, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 314 - Sarah Ballantyne - Sleep and Health

This week we have Sarah Ballantyne PhD of The Paleo Mom on to talk with us about sleep and other health geekery.

Guest: Sarah Ballantyne

Mar 29, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 313 - Mark Sisson - Primal Endurance

On this episode we have our good friend The Sisson (Mark Sisson) on talking about endurance, fat burning, efficient training, and dropping knowledge bombs left and right.


Guest: Mark Sisson

Book: Primal Endurance

Mar 22, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 312 - Dr. Tim Gerstmar - Obesogens

On this episode we have Dr. Tim Gerstmar. We dig into the topic of obesogens, how we're exposed to them, where they come from, their effects on health, their effects on our microbiome, epigenetics and more geekery!

Obesogens are foreign chemical compounds that disrupt normal development and balance of lipid metabolism, which in some cases, can lead to obesity. (Wikipedia)


Guest: Dr. Tim Gerstmar


Mar 15, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 311 - Episode 311 - Dawn Kernagis - Diving, Decompression, And Their Effects

This week we have guest Dawn Kernagis, a Research Scientist in the area of human performance optimization and risk mitigation for operators in extreme environments. We talk about diving, decompression and its effects, genetics, ketogenic diets, and more.

Guest: Dawn Kernagis

Dawn's IHMC page:

A little more background on Dawn:


Mar 08, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 310 - Brad Davidson - Recovery and High Performance

This week I talk with Brad Davidson about coaching and working with high performance athletes, recovery, digging someone out of a hole, how to maximize performance and health, appropriate nutrition for athletes, and more.


Guest: Brad Davidson

Brad Davidson, Co-Founder, Author, & Performance Specialist at Stark, in Irvine, CA is a highly respected nutrition and fitness expert, a world renowned strength coach, and an international speaker on the topic of metabolism and performance enhancement.  Brad grew up in McMinnville, a small town in Oregon and moved to California in 1998 to pursue his passion for health and fitness.  He opened his first Southern California gym out of his garage in 2002 and today Stark has grown into a leading authority in helping high-achieving CEO’s, professional athletes, tactical athletes and highly driven individuals to offset and optimize their insatiable need to push themselves beyond physical limits.  Brad is currently highly sought after as a speaker for organizations like Vistage International (serving more than 17,000 CEO’s around the world).  He has trained with some of the world’s leading experts on such topics as stress resiliency, cellular physiology, performance nutrition, recovery methodology, behavioral sciences, brain optimization, and hormonal regulation leading to Stark’s cutting edge protocols.  Brad has been featured on Dr Daniel Amen’s PBS special and bestselling book The Amen Solution as the programs fitness coach, and wrote the workouts for Tana Amen’s bestselling book The Omni Diet. Brad has consulted for over 200 CEO’s, athletes from 28 professional teams, 9 athletes from the Crossfit Games (Including the top 3 fittest women at the 2013 Games), and tactical members from SWAT, SEB, Navy Seals, PJ’s, the Police, and the Sheriff’s Department.   His first book The Stark Naked 21 Day Metabolic Reset was released recently with Harper Collins Publishing.

Mar 01, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 309 - Beverly Myer - Health Recovery, Vitamins A-D-K, and Neurotransmitters

This week's podcast with certified clinical nutritionist Beverly Meyer covered a lot of ground, including the interplay of Vitamins A, D, and K in a host of health issues. We also talked about the forgotten neurotransmitter, GABA, and it's role in depression, gut health, and autoimmunity.


Guest: Beverly Myer

Beverly Meyer, CCN
Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Podcast: Primal Diet - Modern Health
DVD: The Diet For Human Beings.

Beverly Meyer is a Natural Health patient, practitioner and podcaster. She is the host of "Primal Diet - Modern Health" podcast on Alternative Health and the Paleo Diet, available on iTunes or her website. The show reflects her 30 year’s experience as a naturopathic practitioner and Primal/Paleo Food lover.
Her DVD, "The Diet For Human Beings", teaches the how’s and why’s of the Paleo Diet, and is ideal for sharing with friends and family.  Her motto is FOOD FIRST, and new clients catch an ear-full on why changing their food is the fastest way to start to restore health and body composition.
After a successful but exhausting career in business, Beverly began practicing as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist in 1985.  Her personal goal was to restore her immune system, adrenals and celiac-damaged gut.
Her blog, newsletter, Twitter and Facebook pages offer up-to-date info on running your own lab work, creating a personalized Gluten Free Paleo diet, and restoring hormones and the immune system.
She holds an MBA in Finance, and has been written about in Glamour, Venture, Entrepreneur and Inc. She was honored for her Small Business by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in the 1980's.

Feb 23, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 308 - Mark Schatzker - Hyperpalatability Of Food

This week on the podcast we have the incredibly interesting Mark Schatzker, author of Steak, and The Dorito Effect. We talk about the hyperpalatability of foods, neuroregulation of appetite, and how food engineering and flavoring has changed what we eat and how it all affects us.

Featuring guest: Mark Schatzker

Feb 09, 2016
The Paleo Solution Podcast - Episode 307 - Steph Gaudreau - Stupid Easy Paleo

This week on the podcast we have Steph Gaudreau, popular food blogger of Stupid Easy Paleo, nutritionist, and coach. She joins us to talk about her history, nutrition, and proper nutrition with training.

Featuring guest: Steph Gaudreau

Food Website:

Women's Strength Summit (goes live on Feb. 14th)

Coaching site:

Books: The Paleo Athlete, The Performance Paleo Cookbook, and How To Make Kombucha

Feb 02, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 306 - Alex Viada - The Hybrid Athlete

This weeks guest is noted strength coach, powerlifter AND ultramarathoner, Alex Viada. Alex has posted remarkable number both in the gym and track with an over 700lb raw squat and a sub 4:30 mile. Alex and I talk about his Hybrid Athlete training system, optimal training for the CrosssFit athlete, the limitations of low-carb and paleo for elite athletes and much more.

Featuring guest: Alex Viada


Book: The Hybrid Athlete

Jan 26, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 305 - Nicolette Niman - Sustainability and Defending Beef

Featuring guest: Nicolette Hahn Niman

Twitter: @DefendingBeef

Book: Defending Beef

On this episode of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Nicolette Hahn Niman, an environmental lawyer and former vegetarian who became a cattle rancher, and author of Defending Beef. Nicolette is one of the most knowledgeable people in the sustainability scene. In this episode we geek out on sustainability, agriculture, row crops, the impact and management of grazing animals, the case for sustainable meat, and more.


Jan 19, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 304 - Jason Seib - AltShift, Sustainable Fat Loss, and Psychology

Episode 304 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Jason Seib

This week I talked with one of the podcasts most popular guests, Jason Seib. Jason is a strength coach with more than a decade of hands on experience working with clients from every walk of life. Jason has developed the Altshift program which is a marriage of his clinical experience and deep knowledge of evolutionary psychology and biology. We get pretty geeky! Talking about optimum foraging strategy, the dopamine reward pathways, but we also talk about the practical steps anyone can take to affect lifelong health and body composition (fat loss, muscle gain) changes.

The AltShift Program

Jan 12, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Special Episode - Talking with EPIC Bar About The General Mills Acquisition

Hey folks!

There's been a ton of buzz about the EPIC Bar acquisition by General Mills. If you missed my thoughts on it earlier this week, you can read those here.
This morning I got to chat with Taylor and Katie (the founders) about what the acquisition means for EPIC Bar and regenerative food production.

Jan 08, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 303 - Scotty Hagnas - The Details of Nutrition and Training

Episode 303 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Scotty Hagnas



Jan 05, 2016
The Paleo Solution - Episode 302 - Jennifer Scribner - GAPS, Genetic Testing, and Gut Health

Episode 302 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Jennifer Scribner

Dec 29, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 301 - Jim Laird - How To Be A Good Coach, and Recovery

Episode 301 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Jim Laird

Float tank fundraiser:
Article on floating:

Gym web site:

*Jim recommends and refers out clients to a functional medicine specialist if they are struggling with exhaustion and or auto immune conditions.

Dec 22, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 300 - Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart - Peak Prosperity

Episode 300 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb wolf.

Featuring guests: Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart

Free guide with detailed steps to take:

Book: Prosper!

Dec 15, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 299 - Dr. Ruscio - Gut Microbiota

Episode 299 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Michael Ruscio

Dr. Ruscio's seminar in London:

Melissa Hartwig's seminar in London:

Dec 08, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 298 - John Welbourn - Fatherhood, Power Athlete Training, Nutrition, and More

Episode 298 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: John Welbourn

TTMJ eBook - 20% off with code: ROBB
Nutrition Templates - 10% off with code: ROBB
Field Strong - 50% off with code: ROBBFS
Jacked Street - 50% off with code: ROBBJS
Grindstone - 50% off with code: ROBBGS
Dec 01, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 297 - Dr. Mike Hart - HRT and Cannabinoids

Episode 297 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Mike Hart

Nov 24, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 296 - Chris Kelly and Dr. Tommy Wood - Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Episode 296 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guests: Chris Kelly and Dr. Tommy Wood

O2 Boost testing and analysis program:

Chris Kelly's website:

Dr. Tommy Wood's website

Nov 17, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 295 - Andrew Bernstein - The Myth of Stress

Episode 295 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Andrew Bernstein

Book: The Myth of Stress book

Nov 10, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 294 - Billy Berger - Primitive Survival and Tools

Episode 294 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Billy Berger

Twitter: @BigBad93

YouTube Channel

Nov 03, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 293 - Dr. Jack Wolfson - The Paleo Cardiologist

Episode 293 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest Dr. Jack Wolfson - The Paleo Cardiologist

The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way To Heart Health

Oct 27, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 292 - Dr. Ruscio - Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Episode 292 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Michael Ruscio


Links to research:


4/5 found gluten is problematic for those who have react negatively to gluten but are not diagnosable as celiac,

while 1 of these studies found it may be a compound known as FODMAPs instead of the gluten itself.


Two study isolated for FODMAP **

4.375 g/day gluten or rice starch (placebo)

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Has Narrowed the Spectrum of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.



Diagnosis of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS): The Salerno Experts' Criteria.

SR with proposed NCGS diagnostic algorithm



High Proportions of People with Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity Have Autoimmune Disease or Anti-nuclear Antibodies.



Toxo P caused increase in anti-gluten IgG



Oct 20, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 291 - Madlab - Craig Patterson and Jeremy Jones - Gym Business

Episode 291 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guests: Craig "Patty" Patterson and Jeremy "JJ" Jones

Oct 13, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 290 - Cj Hunt - The Perfect Human Diet

Episode 290 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: CJ Hunt

Main Website:

Book on Amazon:

Oct 06, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 289 - Dr. Richard Maurer - The Blood Code

Episode 289 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Richard Maurer

The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism

Sep 29, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 288 - Dr. Amy Shah - Immunology

Episode 288 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Amy Shah

Amy Shah MD is a double board certified physician trained in Internal Medicine and Immunology/Allergy.
With her background in Nutrition from Cornell University and her Medical Residency Training at Harvard and Columbia Hospitals-- she has a strong western medicine background but an integrative approach to health.
She pursues her passion to blend the two and get optimal health at
Twitter: @AmyShahMD
Sep 22, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 287 - Amy Berger - Nutrition and Alzheimer's

Episode 287 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf

Featuring guest: Amy Berger

Amy's article An Antidote for Alzherimer's on our blog

The Alzheimer's Antidote ebook

Sep 15, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 286 - Aaron Alexander - Align Therapy

Episode 286 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Aaron Alexander

Aaron Alexander is an accomplished bodyworker and movement coach with over a decade of experience. He is the founder of Align Therapy™, an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care that has helped thousands of people out of pain and into health. He is the creator of the 'Self-Care Kit' and the host of a highly ridiculous and informative podcast. Aaron’s clients include Olympic and professional athletes and he speaks and teaches internationally.

Sep 08, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 285 - Paul Jaminet - Q&A

Episode 285 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Paul Jaminet

Sep 01, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 284 - Dr. Ben Adams - Spirituality

Episode 284 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Ben Adams

The Creative Process Diet book

Aug 25, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 283 - Chris Martenson - Peak Prosperity

Episode 283 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Chris Martenson, PhD

Aug 18, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 282 - Dr. Rhonda Patrick - Cell Metabolism and Other Geekery

Featuring guest: Dr. Rhonda Patrick

Found My Fitness Podcast


Twitter: @foundmyfitness


Free micronutrient smoothie report and newsletter subscription.

*Everything discussed on this podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not to be considered medical advice.

Aug 11, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 281 - Dr. Charles Sydnor - Grass Fed Cows and Sustainability

Episode 281 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Charles Sydnor.

Aug 04, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 280 - Dr. Kirk Parsley - Sleep Cocktail Q&A

Episode 280 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Kirk Parsley (use code "robbwolf" at checkout for 10% off your order).

Jul 28, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 279 - Jamie Scott - The State of Paleo, and AHSNZ

Episode 279 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Jamie Scott

Jul 21, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 278 - Charles Mayfield - Training, and Cube Summit

Episode 278 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest Charles Mayfield.


The Cube Summit

Paleo Comfort Foods

Atlanta Strength and Conditioning

Strong First

Jul 14, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 277 - Whitney Miller - Miss United States to MMA

Episode 277 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Whitney Miller

Twitter: @miss2jits

Instagram: @miss2jits



Jul 07, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Katy Bowman - Move Your DNA Q&A

Episode 276 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Katy Bowman

Check out Katy's book Move Your DNA





[8:23] Best footwear for hard surfaces
Artur says:
I just heard Ben Greenfield mentioning on other podcast standing matt called Kybounder, which was developed to strengthen feet muscles. The same company also sells shoes and they provide proper cushioning while our feet can feel the surface. Any thoughts on that product? Alternatives?

[12:35] Recurring Lumbar Herniated Discs
Joe says:
I have problems with recurring lumbar herniated discs....what movement should I be working on to improve this?  Is there a simple answer or does it require an in person assessment?

[18:26] Impact on biomechanics from wearing backpack
Erik says:

First off, I enjoy and learn a lot from the show, keep up the good work!

It would be great if you could discuss the impact on biomechanics and possible negative (and positive) consequences of moving a lot with a backpack - possibly touch on differences in wearing and not wearing a hip strap to take the load off the shoulders, in the context of wearing low profile zero-drop shoes.

I find that I end up doing most of my walking with a backpack, be that with laptop and books on the way to class, carrying equipment on the way to work, carrying home groceries and on weekends and holidays hiking with tent and food. Pack might weigh anything between 5 and 20 kilos, might end up walking with it 5 to 15 kilometers a day, sometimes jogging a fair bit of the distance if speed is needed.

Thanks again!
Erik from Denmark

[29:30] Squatting
Alice says:
I'm incredibly envious of my flat footed, squatting Sister in Law! She has Chinese heritage and this position is her preferred resting pose. I however try and squat for about 15 mins everyday and wonder how long it will take to coax my heels to the floor. Are there extra stretches I can do to minimize the time I spend on the balls of my feet. I am so thankful for everything you do, thank you Katy.

[39:12] Pressure Systems and Lymphatic Flow
Cindy says:
If this is two questions, please choose one, but I think they are related:
Please elaborate on pressure systems within the body and how they are changed/improved by movement, and how these changes in pressure can improve lymphatic flow throughout the body.

[48:10] Squat mechanics
Joseph says:
I can squat with parallel feet just fine (which I do at the recommendation of the lovely Mr Starrett). Adding weight, I end up on the outside edges of my feet; my toes really want to be pointed out. Should I squat with pointed toes, or will that exacerbate my lack of mobility?

[56:40] Mechanotransduction
Raphael says:
Hi Robb/Katy,

Please expand upon mechanotransduction and specifically about how it relates to health issues which may not necessarily be associated with 'movement issues/injuries'. For example, how would inappropriate tissue compression or sedentarism induce changes in a cell which could be characterized as a diseased phenotype?

Robb & Katy are awesome - rock on!

Jun 30, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 275 - Coach Sommer (Gymanastic Bodies)

Episode 275 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest Coach Christopher Sommer of Gymnastic Bodies.

Gymnastic Bodies forums:

Gymnastic Bodies on Facebook:

Gymnastic Bodies on YouTube:


Jun 23, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 274 - Laura Schoenfeld MPH, RD

Episode 274 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest Laura Schoenfeld RD.

The Ancestral RDs podcast


Jun 16, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 273 - Prof. Tim Noakes

Episode 273 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Professor Tim Noakes


Jun 09, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 272 - Jared Stone - Year of The Cow

Episode 272 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf

Featuring guest: Jared Stone
Twitter: @yotcjared

Op-Ed piece in the LA Times:


Book: Year of The Cow

Jun 02, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 271 - Norcal S&C - Train Heroic

Episode 271 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guests: The crew of Norcal Strength and Conditioning

Norcal S&C TrainHeroic Marketplace

May 26, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 270 - Doc Parsley - Sleep Cocktail

Episode 270 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Kirk Parsley

Check out Doc Parsley's new Sleep Cocktail here (to get your special 10% discount, go to your cart and click "Checkout", once on the checkout page where you enter your information, there will be a place on the right side in your order summary to enter in the coupon code "robbwolf" which should apply the discount to your order and reflect in the price below).


Article on junk food in Mexican schools:


May 19, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 269 - Lily Nichols - Gestational Diabetes

Episode 269 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Lily Nichols

1- Role of high-insulinogenic nutrition in the etiology of gestational diabetes mellitus.

2 -Glucose clearance in grazing mares is affected by diet, pregnancy, and lactation [Horse study]

May 12, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 268 - Dr. Perlmutter
May 05, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 267 - Adam and Vanessa Lambert

Episode 267 of The Paleo Solution with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guests: Adam and Vanessa Lambert


Discount code "robbwolf" for 50% off program (April 27th to June 1st)

Unveil Your Wellness Challenge (the program we will be discussing)
Bee The Wellness Podcast
Bee The Wellness (our site)
Vanessa's music:
Apr 28, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 266 - Pam Schoenfeld and Adele Hite

Episode 266 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf

Featuring guests: Pam Schoenfeld and Adele Hite

Apr 21, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 265 - Gretchen Rubin - Habits and Happiness

Episode 265 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives


Apr 14, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 264 - Abel James

Episode 264 of The Paleo Solution podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Abel James

Check out his new book: The Wild Diet

Mar 31, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 263 - Left Bank Butchery

Episode 263 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb wolf.

Featuring guests: Ross Flynn, Eliza MacLean, and Aaron Woolman

Mar 24, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 262 - Kate Galliett

Episode 262 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Kate Galliett

Mar 17, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 261 - Dr. Fred Hatfield (Dr. Squat)
Mar 10, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 260 - Diana Rodgers

Episode 260 of The Paleo Solution Podcast

Featuring guest: Diana Rodgers

The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook

Mar 03, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 259 - Dr. Amy Myers

Episode 259 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guest: Dr. Amy Myers

Check out her new book The Autoimmune Solution: Prevent and Reverse the Full Spectrum of Inflammatory Symptoms and Diseases

Feb 24, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 258 - Doug Kechijian
Feb 17, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 257 - Tom Furman
Feb 10, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 256 - Keith and Michelle Norris - PaleoFX, Training, ARXfit

The Paleo Solution Podcast - Episode 256

Featuring guests: Keith and Michelle Norris, founders of PaleoFX

Feb 03, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 255 - Mark Sisson
Jan 27, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 254 - Dr. Ruscio - Vitamin D and more

Featuring guest: Dr. Michael Ruscio

Vitamin D, infection, SIBO, and more.






YouTube channel:

Jan 20, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 253 - Chris Kresser - Red Meat and Neu5Gc

Featuring guest: Chris Kresser



Red meats: Time for a paradigm shift in dietary advice (PDF)

Red meats: Time for a paradigm shift in dietary advice (web)


Mark's Daily Apple article on how to negate the effects of grilling:

...and another article on the same topic from Amy Kubal RD

Chris' 14Four program

Jan 13, 2015
The Paleo Solution - Episode 252 - Dr. Terry Wahls - Multiple Sclerosis
Dec 30, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 251 - Ursula Grobler

Featuring guest: Ursula Grobler

Elite rowing, paleo.

Dec 23, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 250 - Phil Maffetone - Endurance, Exercise, Diet
Dec 16, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 246 - Chad and Brenda Walding

Guests Chad and Brenda Walding of Sitting Solution join us for Episode 246 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Dec 09, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 243 - Julie Wiebe

The Paleo Solution Podcast - Episode 243

Featuring guest Julie Wiebe
Twitter @juliewiebept
You Tube

Dec 09, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 249 - Barbara Oakley
Dec 09, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 248 - Soil Carbon Cowboys
Dec 02, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 247 - Travis Christofferson

The Paleo Solution - Episode 247

Featuring guest: Travis Christofferson, author of the new book Tripping Over the Truth: The Metabolic Theory of Cancer

Travis' post "What is the Origin of Cancer?' on our blog

Nov 25, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 245 - Grant Petersen

Robb Wolf - The Paleo Solution - Episode 245

Guest: Grant Petersen, author of the new book: Eat Bacon, Don't Jog: Get Strong. Get Lean. No Bullshit

Nov 11, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 244 - Dave Werner

Featuring guest: Dave Werner

Nov 04, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 242 - Katy Bowman

Featuring guest: Katy Bowman

Check out Katy's new book Move Your DNA here

Oct 21, 2014
The Paleo Solutin - Episode 241 - Coach Christopher Sommer

Coach Christopher Sommer is back again as our special guest for a Q&A gymnastic strength training episode.

GymnasticBodies on Facebook

GymnasticBodies on Google+


Video of the Jefferson Curl exercise:

Oct 14, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 240 - Brenda Watson

Featuring guest: Brenda Watson, author of The Skinny Gut Diet.

Oct 07, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 239 - Gary Wilson

Featuring guest: Gary Wilson

Author of Your Brain On Porn

Video of his TEDx talk The Great Porn Experiment:

Sep 30, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 238 - Jimmy Moore

Featuring guest: Jimmy Moore

Author of the new book Keto Clarity.

Sep 23, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of: Episode 181 - Dr. Kirk Parsley

We're back with another one of our "Best Of" episodes. Episode 181 featuring guest Dr. Kirk Parsley.

Also be sure to check out Doc Parsley's recent TED talk


Sep 16, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 237


  1. [7:10] Crossfit Football
  2. [16:20] Flat Footed Weightlifter
  3. [25:25] Tucking During Cleans
  4. [29:20] BS Detection
  5. [36:16] Constipation In Kids



Sep 09, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 236 - Dr. Martin J. Blaser

Featuring guest: Dr. Martin J. Blaser, author of the book Missing Microbes.

Sep 02, 2014
The Paleo Solutin - Episode 235 - Dr. Ruscio
Aug 26, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 92 - Mark Sisson & Mat Lalonde

The "Best Of" The Paleo Solution Podcast - Episode 92. Featuring guests Mat Lalonde and Mark Sisson.

Aug 19, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 122 - Joel Jamieson

The "Best Of" The Paleo Solution, Episode 122 featuring guest Joel Jamieson.

Aug 12, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 200 - Dr. Perlmutter

We're back with a more recent "Best Of" episode, episode 200 featuring guest Dr. David Perlmutter (author of Grain Brain). It has been one of our most popular episodes of all time.


Congratulations to Nicki and Robb on their newest little member of the Wolf pack, Sagan Rose Wolf!

Aug 05, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 234 - Dr. Kenneth Ford

Guest: Dr. Kenneth Ford


Jul 29, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 233 - Paul Jaminet and Whitney Ross Gray

Episode 233, featuring guests Paul Jaminet and Whitney Ross Gray.

Jul 22, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 232 - Tyler Minton

Featuring guest: Tyler Minton

Jul 15, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 231 - Nina Teicholz

Featuring guest: Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise

Jul 08, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 230 - Coach Sommer

Guest: Coach Christopher Sommer of

Jul 01, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 229 - Amy Kubal

Featuring guest: Amy Kubal, paleo Registered Dietitian extraordinaire. Join us as Robb and Amy talk eating disorders.

Jun 24, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 228 - Dr. Kirk Parsley

Featuring guest: Dr. Kirk Parsley.

Dr. Kirk Parsley joins us to talk about hormones, testosterone, HRT, the Navy SEALs, body composition, and more.

Jun 17, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 227 - Dr. Ruscio

Featuring guest: Dr. Michael Ruscio


YouTube channel:

Jun 10, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 226 - Christopher Kelly

Episode 226 of The Paleo Solution Podcast featuring guest: Christopher Kelly

Jun 08, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 225 - Tim Ferriss

Episode 225 of The Paleo Solution Podcast featuring guest: Tim Ferriss

May 27, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 224 - Katy Bowman
May 19, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 223 - NorCal Method

Episode 223 of The Paleo Solution Podcast with Robb Wolf.

Featuring guests: Shawn Gower, Jenny LaBaw, Cindy Oji, and Sarah Strange, all from NorCal Strength and Conditioning.

May 13, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 222 - Go Wild

Episode 222 of The Paleo Solution Podcast.

Featuring Dr. John Ratey and Richard Manning, authors of the upcoming book Go Wild.

May 06, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 221 - Joe DeSena

Featuring guest: Joe DeSena

Apr 29, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 1

A blast from the past with Episode 1 of The Paleo Solution Podcast.

Apr 22, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 220 - Dr Mike Hart

Episode 220 of The Paleo Solution Podcast. Featuring guest: Dr. Mike Hart.

Apr 15, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 219 - Laura Zerra

Episode 219 of The Paleo Solution Podcast. Featuring guest: Laura Zerra

Apr 08, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 218 - Ben Greenfield

Episode 218 of The Paleo Solution Podcast. Featuring guest: Ben Greenfield.

Apr 01, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 160: Kiefer

We're back with another "Best Of" episode. Episode 160 featuring Kiefer of Carb Backloading and CarbNite fame.

Mar 25, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 217 - Dr. Ruscio

Episode 217 of The Paleo Solution Podcast. Featuring guest: Dr. Michael Ruscio.


Mar 18, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 216 - Dr. Terry Wahls

Guest: Dr. Terry Wahls

Author of the new book The Wahls Protocol.

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she teaches internal medicine residents in their primary care continuity of care clinics, sees patients in a traumatic brain injury clinic and conducts clinical trials. For four years, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis confined Dr. Terry Wahls to a tilt-recline wheelchair. But by using her research, Functional Medicine and Paleo principles to create the Wahls Protocol™ program, Dr. Wahls has transformed her health and body: now she walks easily without a cane and commutes by bicycle. Dr. Wahls uses these diets and protocols in her therapeutic lifestyle  and traumatic brain injury clinics and is leading clinical trials to test her protocols on others.

Mar 11, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 215


  1. [5:25] Vitamin K2 and Natto
  2. [8:14] ASMR
  3. [13:57] Temporary Undercover Weight Loss
  4. [17:00] Obese 16 Year Old
  5. [20:50] Fructose Biochemistry
  6. [25:11] Floating Stools and Fat
  7. [27:06] Almond Flour
  8. [29:52] Hyperparathyroidism
  9. [34:31] Shoulder Labral Tear and Muscle Loss
Mar 04, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 214 - Chris Kresser

Featuring guest: Chris Kresser

Feb 25, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 62: Everyday Paleo

The "Best Of" The Paleo Solution Podcast: Episode 62 featuring Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo.

Feb 18, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 86: John Welbourn

The "Best Of" The Paleo Solution Podcast - Episode 86. Featuring guest John Welbourn.

Feb 11, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of - Episode 95: Dr. William Davis

The Best Of The Paleo Solution Podcast: Episode 95 - featuring Dr. Williams Davis, author of Wheat Belly.

Feb 04, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Best Of: Episode 70

The best of The Paleo Solution: Episode 70, Greg Everett's first episode as guest host.

Jan 28, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 213 - Coach Christopher Sommer

Episode 213 featuring guest Coach Christopher Sommer of Gymnastic Bodies (

Jan 21, 2014
Best Of: Episode 112 - Guest: Loren Cordain

Best Of: Episode 112 - featuring guest Dr. Loren Cordain

Jan 14, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 212


  1. [4:58] Kill Cliff Recovery Drink
  2. [11:30] BCAA Ratio
  3. [14:26] Making Up Calories On Weekends
  4. [18:15] Oleic Acid And Seborrheic Dermatitis
  5. [22:34] Valsalva Maneuver
  6. [18:20] Atrial Fibrillation
  7. [32:18] Acupuncture
  8. [38:42] Chiropractic
  9. [48:47] Strengthening Joints And Connective Tissue

Jan 07, 2014
The Paleo Solution - Episode 211 - Guest: Chris Kresser

Featuring guest Chris Kresser

Dec 31, 2013
The Paleo Soution - The Best Of: Episdoe 68 - Mat Lalonde

Go back in time with one of our "best of" episodes.

Episode 68 - featuring guest Mat Lalonde (aka The Kraken).

Dec 24, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 210
  1. [4:05] Canola Oil In Food At Work
  2. [7:16] Aquatic Ape Theory
  3. [12:13] Swimming And Chronic Cardio
  4. [15:02] Seaweed, MSG, And Glutamic Acid
  5. [18:46] Paleo Business Investing
  6. [23:50] Sperm Health Effect On Baby Health
  7. [27:55] Male Fertility
  8. [31:48] Building Bone Health After Starvation
  9. [35:11] Feeding Adopted Ethiopian Child And Fitting In Workouts
Dec 17, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 209


  1. [3:55] Hemochromatosis And Pregnancy
  2. [10:28] Arguments Against Paleo
  3. [18:48] Persistence Hunting
  4. [24:27] 70 Day Bed Confinement Study
  5. [29:09] Dr. Perlmutter’s Advice
  6. [34:11] Back Pain While Back Squatting
Dec 10, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 208 - Guest: Tara Grant

Featuring guest: Tara Grant

Dec 03, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 207 - Guest: Emily Schromm

Featuring guest: Emily Schromm

Nov 26, 2013
The Paleo Solution - The Best Of: Episode 166 - Eva T.

The Best Of The Paleo Solution: Episode 166 - featuring guest Eva Twardokens of

Nov 19, 2013
The Paleo Solution - The Best Of: Episode 97 - Guest Dr. Kurt Harris

The Best Of The Paleo Solution - Episode 97 featuring guest Dr. Kurt Harris

Nov 13, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 206 - Guest: Dave Werner

Featuring guest - Dave Werner

Nov 05, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 205


  1. [6:07] Overhead Lockout After Bicep Tendonitis Rehab
  2. [10:23] Strength And Mass Gain With Just Gymnast Rings
  3. [14:52] Dropping Weights Vs. Lowering In Control
  4. [21:50] Nutrition With No Colon
  5. [27:32] Training For Double Leg Amputee
  6. [33:08] Bone Bruising And Diet
  7. [37:20] Beef Liver Tabs
  8. [39:45] Eating Shrimp Shells
  9. [43:41] Dumpster Meat
Oct 22, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 204

Featuring guest: Kiefer

Oct 15, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 203

Featuring guest: John Durant

Oct 08, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 202


  1. [5:05] Flour Made of Algae
  2. [8:20] Omega-3 Enriched Bacon
  3. [16:33] Does Olive Oil Negate Fish Oil?
  4. [18:52] Wild Fish and Nuclear Spill
  5. [22:30] Training for Good Posture
  6. [31:02] Training Mobility, Movement, and Stability
  7. [28:32] Eating Jerky Made for Pets
  8. [42:10] Carrots, Starchy or Not?
  9. [45:00] Impact of Toilets on Health
Oct 01, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 201

Featuring guests Julie and Charles Mayfield of Paleo Comfort Foods.

Sep 24, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 200

Featuring guest Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain.

Sep 17, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 199


  1. [9:40] High Potassium Levels
  2. [14:20] Paleo For Someone With Obesity
  3. [20:18] Paleo For Nonagenarians (Age In Their 90’s)
  4. [28:32] The Over-Mineralization Theory Of Aging
  5. [36:02] Aloe Vera Juice
  6. [39:38] Nuts And Seeds With Diverticulitis
  7. [43:15] Effect Of Chewing On Tooth And Gum Health
  8.  [46:21] Dandyblend
Sep 10, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 198


  1. [5:59] Research Foundations
  2. [19:22] Diet After Thyroidectomy
  3. [24:02] Low White Blood Cell Count After Paleo
  4. [28:22] Coagulation And Pig Oil In Costa Rica
  5. [32:47] Omega-3’s And Myelination
  6. [41:57] Masturbation And Mineral Deficiencies
  7. [44:17] In Season Lifting For Rugby
  8. [50:58] Increasing Vertical Jump
Sep 03, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 197
Aug 27, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 196

Ancestral Health Symposium Recap

Aug 20, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 195


  1. [5:37] Is Offal Necessary
  2. [11:12] Test Tube Meat Revisited
  3. [17:57] Packaged And Processed Guacamole
  4. [21:58] Cologne
  5. [27:58] An Epidemic Of Absence
  6. [38:33] Sarcoidosis
  7. [41:54] Building Shoulder Size And Strength
  8. [48.52] Training For The Sport Of Crossfit
Aug 13, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 194


  1. [7:30] Glute Ham Developer (GHD)
  2. [19:36] Head Position For Deadlift
  3. [25:11] Correcting Squat Asymmetry
  4. [31:42] Transitioning From Endurance To Strength
  5. [35.15] Power Hypertrophy Upper Lower (PHUL) Program
  6. [39:56] Olympic Lifting Technique Work On Off-Days
  7. [46:58] SEALFit Programming, And Wife’s Recovery Power
  8. [55:06] Building An Athletic Core
  9. [1:04:10] Paleo Dating
Aug 06, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 193

Guest Jason Seib

Jul 23, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 192

Featuring guest Jim Laird

Jul 16, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 191

Featuring guest Nate Miyaki

Jul 09, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 190


  1. [6:10] Climbing Kilimanjaro With A Sensitive Gut
  2. [10:30] Bunions
  3. [14:35] L-Tyrosine
  4. [20:32] L-Glutamine And Sugar Cravings
  5. [26:36] Cat Allergies Effects On Health
  6. [31:52] Gluten And Drinking Causing Shrimp Allergies
  7. [38:56] Hierarchy Of Meat
  8. [43:28] High Rep Hypertophy And All Night Boozing
  9. [54:54] Lack Of Back Squat Progress
Jul 02, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 189


  1. [8:06] Ketosis When Waking
  2. [12:36] The Reversibility Of Ketosis
  3. [19:30] Provigil (Modafinil)
  4. [26:00] ADHD Medication And Exercise Intensity
  5. [33:24] Gluten Cutter
  6. [36:57] Physiological Reasons For Lifestyle And Occupation Types

Jun 25, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 188


  1. [8:09] Gluten Free Beer From Barley
  2. [14:40] Mind Altering Paleo Options
  3. [17:43] Lipolysis And Muscle Hypertrophy
  4. [21:48] Fats Post Workout
  5. [33:21] Catching Up Chest In Workouts
  6. [45:26] Cheat Days For Getting Ripped
  7. [1:04:48] Detoxification
Jun 18, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 187

Featuring Guest Dr. Kirk Parsley

Jun 11, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 186
  1. [7:05] Child With Down Syndrome
  2. [11:30] Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  3. [16:35] Going From Measured to Unmeasured Diet
  4. [19:34] Setting Personal Fitness Goals
  5. [26:04] Working Out Or Resting When Tired And Fatigued
  6. [32:39] Balancing Diet, Weight, Etc. For A MMA Fighter
  7. [43:20] Water Purification
  8. [48:12] Astaxanthin
  9. [54:18] Herbal Tea Over-Consumption
Jun 04, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 185



1.    [6:47] Beef Protein Isolate Revisited

2.    [11:03] Balancing Upper And Lower Body Disparity

3.    [20:59] Firefighter Protocol

4.    [28:11] Effects Of Having No Tonsils

5.    [33:13] Excessive Sweating And Gluten

6.    [39:38] Thyroid Antibodies With Hashimoto’s

7.    [46:02] Gluten And Gut Flora

8.    [50:37] Drinking Salt Water In The Morning

9.    [56:25] UV Tattoo Ink


May 28, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 184



  1. [5:39] Intermittent Fasting And Morning Glucose Level
  2. [11:58] Sleeping After Exercise At Night
  3. [18:33] Tips For A UPS Driver
  4. [29:09] Addison’s Disease And Shift Work
  5. [36:23 ] Lactose In Now Foods Super Enzymes
  6. [40:27] Probiotics For Babies
  7. [44:27] Strength Training While Nursing
  8. [46:26] Spinning Affecting Strength Gains
  9. [51:27] Finding Pants For Big Legs And Small Waist
May 21, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 183



1.    [7:19] Forced Insulin Sensitivity and Metformin

2.    [19:37] Digestive Supplements for Missing Gallbladder and Gastric Bypass

3.    [23:22] Trace Mineral Tasting for Deficiencies and Detox

4.    [26:32] Training Every Day and Greasing The Groove

5.    [33:20] Making Gains With A Busy Schedule

6.    [39:03] Public Health Administration and Paleo

7.    [51:45] Debunking The Paleo Diet TED Talk

8.    [53:03] Red Meat, Carnitine, and TMAO Study

9.    [1:01:55] Resources for Nutritional Study Info


May 14, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 182



1.    [2:56] IVF Babies

2.    [7:24] BJJ And Longevity

3.    [14:51] Training For People Over 30

4.    [21:55] Changing Goals For Aging Athletes


May 07, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 181

Features guest Dr. Kirk Parsley

Apr 30, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 180



1.    [5:55] Your Definition Of Health

2.    [11:26] Paleo Intervention For Food Addiction

3.    [18:38] Soylent: Non-Food Nutritional Liquid

4.    [27:17] Glycogen Storage and Depletion

5.    [33:13] Outback Workout

6.    [35:20] Sleeping Outdoors In Moonlight

7.    [39:59] Peanut Butter

8.    [45:15] Paleo Work Snacks

9.    [48:12] Tinea Versicolor

Apr 23, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 179

Nicki Violetti, co-owner and co-founder of CrossFit NorCal/NorCal Strength & Conditioning and Front Desk HQ joins us to talk old CrossFit memories and smart gym business

Apr 16, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 178

Robb Wolf discusses the Ted Talk - Debunking The Paleo Diet

Apr 09, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 177



1.    [6:52] Freeze The Fat, and Transdermal Patches

2.    [11:06] Histidine Supplementation for Inflammation and Fat Loss

3.    [13:10] Donating Plasma

4.    [16:27] Liver AST and ALT

5.    [19:36] Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

6.    [22:52] Sudden Aversion to Meat

7.    [25:22] Working Out For Catabolism and Getting Skinny

8.    [27:54] Science Behind Deadlift Form

9.    [35:12] Effects of Shifted Sleep Pattern

Apr 02, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 176



1.    [5:57] N-Acetyl L-Carnitine Timing And Fasted Training

2.    [9:52] Juicing Yams And Sweet Potatoes

3.    [13:02] Paleo Diet For Athletes Vs. Carb Backloading

4.    [20:27] 5x5 Routines

5.    [28:13] Increase In Child Mortality

6.    [38:27] Detoxing Post Chemo And Radiation Treatment

7.    [50:17] ApoE 4/4 Risk, Diet, And Lifestyle

8.    [1:00:54] Dessert Flavored Vodka

Mar 26, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 175



  1. [6:08] Rice For Increasing Carbs With Celiac Disease
  2. [16:37] Foods Warning: May Contain Traces Of  Wheat, Dairy, Or Soy
  3. [18:58] Normal Readjustment Vs. Reaction During Food Reintroduction
  4. [27:47] Oral IV
  5. [31:16] Creatine With Caffeine
  6. [34:38] Improving Kicking Power And Weighted Pullups
  7. [41:17] Food Intake During De-load Week
  8. [44:07] Active And Lean But Can’t Get Rid Of Gout
  9. [46:47] Too Much Protein For Adrenal Fatigue
Mar 19, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 174

Features guest Mark Bell

Mar 12, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 173



1.    [4:49] Olive Oil Adulteration

2.    [10:11] Soda Effects On Bone Density

3.    [16:06] Resetting Circadian Rhythm and Meal Timing

4.    [19:37] Strictness Of Paleo Vs. Longevity

5.    [28:12] Cheat Meals With A History Of Cancer

6.    [38:58] Eating Paleo In The Military In Kuwait

7.    [41:38] Minimizing Daily Toxins And Hormesis

8.    [58:15] Malaria Prevention, Doxycycline, And Gut Health

9.    [1:02:36] Liver Spots


Mar 05, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 172


  1. [8:50] Radiation From Flying
  2. [12:54] Renegade Diet
  3. [13:35] Clean Deadlift Vs. Deadlift
  4. [21:10] Police Fitness
  5. [25:23] Breast Implants and Autoimmunity
  6. [30:02] Hunter Gatherers and Monogomy
  7. [37:39] Deer Antler Velvet
  8. [39:28] Neuropathy (HNPP) and Nerve Regeneration
  9. [43:55] The Marshall Protocol and Vitamin D
Feb 26, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 171

Features guest Joe Kenn, author of Coach's Strength Training Playbook and NFL strength coach.

Feb 19, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 170



1.    [6:26] Sitting

2.    [17:35] Squat Speed

3.    [24:43] Weak Grip Strength

4.    [29:26] Update To Book Information

5.    [38:49] Fish Oil And Excess PUFA

6.    [43:43] Seal Oil

7.    [47:45] Eating Before Bed And Growth Hormone

8.    [51:38] Counteracting Lead Exposure

9.    [56:12] Cortisol Adaptation And Effects From Combat


Feb 12, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 169



  1. [5:08] Gluten: Is The Poison In The Dose
  2. [19:26] Gluten And Effects On Athletic Performance
  3. [24:26] Increasing Strength For Cycling And Climbing
  4. [39:19] Increasing Strength To Body Weight Ratio
  5. [44:21] Milk And Dairy For The Power Athlete
  6. [49:26] Fasting Blood Glucose Confusion
  7. [52:37] Gelatin
  8. [56:16] Nutritional Yeast


Feb 05, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 168



1.    [5:20] Epsom Salts

2.    [9:45] Calcium Binding and Excreting Fat

3.    [22:46] Metabolism Slowing With Age

4.    [35:10] GABA Supplementation For Diabetics

5.    [37:28] Toxins in Animal Fats

6.    [44:18] Gastric Ulcers

7.    [46:51] Good Source for Getting Started with Weight Training

8.    [52:49] Genetic Strength Potential or Just Doing It Wrong

9.    [1:00:18] Managing Workouts for Different Number of Days a Week


Jan 29, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 167



  1. [7:41] Insulin, Friend or Foe
  2. [12:13] Low Carb Performance, Volek and Phinney
  3. [23:52] Carb Tolerance and Genotype
  4. [32:32] Genetically Preset Body Composition
  5. [40:13] Phosphatidyl Serine From Soy
  6. [45:05] Supplementing Vitamin C, and Ascorbic Acid
  7. [51:37] Increasing Glutathione Levels, and Whey
  8. [56:39] Supplementing Olympic Lifts with Bodybuilder Training
Jan 22, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 166

Features guest Eva Twardokens

Jan 15, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 165

View This Episode onYouTube


1.    [3:48] Steam Rooms

2.    [8:38] Turning Silver Jewelry Black

3.    [12:15] Looking at Boobs to Increase Testosterone

4.    [15:43] Pine Pollen and Bee Pollen

5.    [18:26] Human Placentophagy

6.    [21:33] Oly Lifting with Fractured Vertebrae

7.    [28:21] Oxalates and Seizures

8.    [30:47] Low Hemoglobin in Blood Donating Meat Lover

9.    [36:41] Vitamin D Bolus vs. Consistent Dosage

Jan 08, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 164



  1. [6:08] Phosphatidic Acid
  2. [9:20] L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate MTHF
  3. [13:22] The Problem with Casein
  4. [21:32] Natural Anabolics and Colostrum
  5. [26:08] Seasonal Affective Disorder
  6. [29:59] Accidental Calorie Restriction
  7. [34:01] Alcohol and Autoimmunity
  8. [40:28] Black Strap Molasses
  9. [45:21] Kava Kava
Jan 01, 2013
The Paleo Solution - Episode 163



1.    [6:09] 3D Printed Meat

2.    [11:36] Long Term Melatonin Use

3.    [16:11] Earthing Mats

4.    [18:32] Exercising After Overtraining

5.    [29:40] Reverse Response to Rhodiola

6.    [35:25] Recovery Strategy for Making Weigh In for Various Sports

7.    [42:24] Dexa DXA Body Scans

8.    [47:01] The Potato Diet Hack

9.    [52:55] Ketone Protection from Oxidation

Dec 18, 2012
The Paleo Solution: PaleoLogix Launch

Special edition podcast with Robb Wolf and Chris Kresser about the launch of the PaleoLogix supplement line.

Dec 12, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 162



1.    [4:34] Myostatin Inhibitors

2.    [9:08] Cold Shower Timing and Sleep

3.    [11:38] Elevation Training Masks

4.    [14:56] Low Body Fat, Low Carb, and Depression

5.    [19:59] NAET Allergy Elimination Technique

6.    [23:06] Half Assing a Paleo Diet

7.    [28:52] Deep Frying with Coconut Oil

8.    [32:51] Rare Meat During Pregnancy

9.    [39:02] C-Section Birth Effects on Gut Flora

Dec 11, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 161



  1. [3:27] Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
  2. [5:40] Distended Abdomen
  3. [10:03] Canola Oil and Carotenoid Absorption
  4. [13:03] Did Cavemen Eat More Plants?
  5. [16:26] Best Olympic Weightlifting Certification
  6. [20:33] Glucose and Fat “Combustion”
  7. [25:33] Cancer as a Metabolic Condition
  8. [28:55] Heart Rate and Metabolism Post Workout
  9. [33:08] BPA and Pseudo Estrogens
Dec 04, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 160

Features guest Keifer of

Nov 27, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 159

Features guest Tim Ferriss

Nov 20, 2012
Paleo Solution - Episode 158



  1. [3:03] Once Overweight, Always Overweight?
  2. [9:18] Flax Consumption
  3. [14:34] Colonoscopies
  4. [20:24] Optimal Strength Building Periodization
  5. [27:30] Dead Lift Frequency
  6. [33:02] Does Ketosis Always Work?
  7. [41:54] Sources Of Paleo Carbs
  8. [45:33] Brain Fog After Reintroducing Safe Carbs
  9. [50:41] Stuttering
Nov 12, 2012
Paleo Solution - Episode 157



  1. [4:04] Acute Pancreatitis Attack Recovery Diet
  2. [7:47] Body Type (Somatotype) Determining Diet and Exercise
  3. [12:06] Squatting Below Parallel and Knee Joints
  4. [22:06] Olympic Lifting and Speed Through The Elbows
  5. [29:44] Shoulder Calcification – Frozen Shoulder
  6. [32:44] Chronic Soft Tissue Pain and NMT
  7. [38:03] Reasoning Behind Low Vitamin D Status
  8. [43:02] Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  9. [46:18] Extended Breastfeeding and Fat Loss
Nov 06, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 156



  1. [5:41] Best Fermented Foods
  2. [11:43] Lemon Juice Cooking (Ceviche For Veggies)
  3. [14:13] Yerba Mate and Cancer
  4. [17:08] Bladder Leakage During Exercise For Mothers
  5. [19:53] Adrenal Issues After Kidney Donation
  6. [24:43] Eating Paleo While In The Hospital
  7. [35:32] Scapular Retraction When Pulling and Pushing
  8. [41:24] Type 1 Diabetes, PWO, and Insulin
  9. [45:31] Microwaving and Steam Bags
Oct 30, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 155



  1. [3:34] The New Sweetener Nectresse
  2. [6:24] NuSI
  3. [15:24] CNS Recovery After Training and Cerebral Palsy
  4. [24:39] Heavy Metals
  5. [27:36] When The Autoimmune Protocol Doesn’t Work
  6. [33:09] Spicy Food and Gut Health
  7. [37:38] American vs. Russian Kettlebell Swings
  8. [44:16] Muscle Stem Cell Supply Depletion
  9. [49:23] Health At Every Size
Oct 23, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 154



  1. [7:42] Dow’s Gluten Free Flour
  2. [15:27] Adjuvants
  3. [18:58] Spinal Decompression, Kettlebell Sport and Olympic Lifting
  4. [30:48] Ergogenic Effects of Baking Soda
  5. [35:30] Loud Noises While Sleeping
  6. [39:05] Piracetam and Smart Drugs
  7. [42:27] Aspirin for Colon Cancer Prevention
  8. [47:02] Green Tea and Folic Acid Absorption
  9. [50:51] 50 Rep Workout
Oct 16, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 153



  1. [3:36] Stanford Cooling Glove
  2. [11:58] Synthetic Vitamin D Dangers
  3. [15:20] Mental Decline With 30 Day Challenge
  4. [20:50] Carbohydrate Requirement For Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
  5. [28:13] Incorporating Gymnastics Into A Strength Program
  6. [32:05] Physiogenomic Testing
  7. [37:47] Histamine Rebound
  8. [42:31] Bone Marrow Donation Recovery
  9. [44:01] Finger Nail Ridges
Oct 09, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 152



  1. [04:01] Defining Low Carb, Ketogenic, and Cyclical Ketogenic Diets
  2. [18:02] Too Much Sleep
  3. [21:44] Low End Vitamin D Levels After Sun Exposure
  4. [26:47] Switching Workout and Rest Day Eating Recommendations
  5. [30:24] Prions
  6. [33:59] Power Clean Technique
  7. [44:22] Olympic Weightlifting Hip Technique and “Superman Pull”
  8. [56:21] Low Carb Rash and Detox
  9. [58:56] Kurzweil, Aging, and The Future Of Health Technology
Oct 02, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 151

Features guest Chris Kresser

Sep 25, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 150

Features guest Dave Werner

Sep 18, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 149


  1. [6:06] Liposuction Effect On Fat Cells
  2. [10:54] Animal Studies And Relevancy To Humans
  3. [17:54] Tonic And Phasic Muscles
  4. [25:48] Low Vitamin B12
  5. [28:18] Female Hardgainers
  6. [34:43] Nutrition And Training For A Carpenter
  7. [40:11] DHEA
  8. [45:11] Dupuytren’s Contracture
  9. [49:12] Ketogenic Diet Effect On Thyroid
Sep 11, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 148



  1. [4:42] Switching Around Your Diet (Diet Confusion)
  2. [10:47] Sumo Deadlift High Pull
  3. [22:57] Icing For Inflammation, and Foot/Knee Positioning For Olympic Lifters
  4. [37:02] Cataracts
  5. [41:27] HIV
  6. [45:37] The Dietary Composition And Energy Expenditure Study in JAMA
  7. [51:28] Baby Not Fat Enough
  8. [56:14] Speeding up Keto Adaptation
  9. [58:22] Ideal Ratios Of Fat Intake
Sep 04, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 147



  1. [2:27] Grain Fed Meat, Food Subsidies and Prices
  2. [9:20] Protandim
  3. [17:15] Dark Rings and Thin Skin Under Eyes
  4. [20:55] Oil Pulling
  5. [24:01] Aerobic Exercise After Blood Donation vs. Altitude Training
  6. [26:06] Building A Home Gym
  7. [32:17] Carb Backloading
  8. [45:08] Dawn Phenomenon
  9. [51:46] Whole Garlic Cloves
Aug 28, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 146



  1. [3:31] Autoimmune Food Reintroduction For Vitiligo
  2. [9:36] Glutathione Supplementation
  3. [14:41] Coconut Oil and Plant Nutrient Absorption
  4. [17:50] Are All Oils Bad
  5. [23:44] Tick Causing Meat Allergy
  6. [26:34] Supplementation For Carb Cravings
  7. [28:41] A Week In The Life
  8. [38:42] Exercise Intensity, Aging, and Longevity
  9. [47:34] mTOR
Aug 21, 2012
Paleo Solution Episode 145

Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 recolections

Aug 14, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 144



  1. [5:55] Dual Purpose Lifting Shoes
  2. [15:03] DNA Dictating Best Workouts
  3. [20:22] N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid vs. Thyroid Function
  4. [23:08] Gut Healing Protocol
  5. [29:08] Motion Sickness and Diet
  6. [34:03] Water Retention With Carbs vs. Inflammation
  7. [37:52] Celiac DNA Testing
  8. [43:55] G6PD Deficiency
  9. [47:27] Joining The Circus



US Wellness Meats

Aug 07, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 143



  1. [7:14] Maple Syrup Urine Disease
  2. [12:20] Lactose Intolerance Caused By Dairy Elimination
  3. [18:20] Nicotine and Plant Toxicity
  4. [26:37] Air Fresheners
  5. [30:17] Testosterone Testing Variation and Error
  6. [39:58] Training Hypertrophy and Strength
  7. [48:45] Pressure Cooking, Steam, and Nutrients
  8. [57:02] Sudden Aversion To Red Meat
  9. [1:00:40] Strength for Squash
Jul 31, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 142



  1. [3:53] Interstitial Cystitis
  2. [10:39] Keratosis Pilaris and Fordyce Spots
  3. [16:44] Strength Level To Begin The Olympic Lifts
  4. [22:26] Hot Dogs
  5. [31:03] Cleanliness Of Pork and Animal Fats
  6. [36:41] Dropping Weight For Sprinting
  7. [43:58] Crappy Food As A Hormetic Stressor
  8. [47:02] Alkaptonuria
  9. [50:47] Protein Intake and Sleep
Jul 24, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 141



  1. [3:38] Where is living Paleo easiest?
  2. [8:18] Gulf Seafood Safety
  3. [11:10] Acid Reflux During A Low Carb Paleo Diet
  4. [15:31] Probiotics Surviving Stomach Acid
  5. [17:52] Chewing Your Food
  6. [21:16] Eating Contest Preparation
  7. [26:58] Ab Exercises
  8. [29:34] Snatch Grip and Shoulder Stability
  9. [39:31] Learning To Snatch
Jul 17, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 140


  1. [3:39] Protein Amount For Women
  2. [11:04] Intermittent Fasting For Women
  3. [20:27] Anterior Pelvic Tilt
  4. [35:53] Creatine – Helpful or Training Crutch
  5. [43:59] Cheerleading Training and Nutrition
  6. [46:33] Exercise For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  7. [56:18] Choline Deficiency Without Eggs
  8. [59:04] Sun Exposure and Skin Aging
Jul 10, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 139

Features guest Mark Divine of US Tactical and

Jul 03, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 138


  1. [4:14] Massages, and Why People Have Back Problems
  2. [18:30] Pro Rugby Player with Plantar Fasciitis, and Orthotics
  3. [29:35] Blood Work
  4. [41:11] Hair Loss and Paleo
  5. [46:50] Exercise For Weight Loss
Jun 26, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 137



  1. [5:23] Protein Limit and Toxicity
  2. [10:12] Breakfast and Neurotransmitters
  3. [16:31] Monoamine Oxidase - MAO
  4. [19:58] Histamine Intolerance
  5. [28:05] Low Cortisol and Seriphos
  6. [31:53] Training For A 5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race
  7. [38:07] Smart Body Building
  8. [45:21] Too Few Calories For Weight Loss
  9. [49:53] Poison Ivy and Autoimmunity
Jun 19, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 136

Features guests Brad Davidson of Spark Training and Chris Espinosa.

Jun 12, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 135


  1. [04:46] Endometriosis
  2. [13:36] Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Birth Control Pills, and Sex Drive
  3. [19:03] Cold Sore
  4. [24:27] Mouth Ulcers From Betaine HCL
  5. [26:04] Harder To Lose Weight After Gaining It Back
  6. [30:50] Easy Strength, and Greasing The Groove Type Training
  7. [48:55] Navy Seal Training and Preparation For BUD/S
Jun 05, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 134


  1. [1:51] Coffee and Gluten Sensitivity
  2. [6:35] Dissolving Gall Stones
  3. [10:15] Dry Hair
  4. [15:11] Vitamin D Decline After Supplementation
  5. [17:11] Eating Bugs
  6. [19:54] Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  7. [26:06] Beastly Deadlifts But Pansy Squats
  8. [28:30] Lifting For A Lumberjack
  9. [34:40] Paleo Fruits and Vegetables For People With Digestive Disorders
  10.  [41:52] Hormones In Meat and Eggs
May 29, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 133



  1. [4:12] Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology Book Recommendations
  2. [8:28] Fluoride and Baby Teeth
  3. [15:50] Hemochromatosis, High Iron, and Organ Meats
  4. [18:03] Weight Lifting and Long Term Health
  5. [31:32] Cancer Prevention
  6. [37:29] Autoimmune Disease and Tracking Health Markers
  7. [45:22] Fitness for EMS Workers
  8. [51:19] Protein Requirements for Type 2 Diabetes
May 22, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 132


1.    [2:00] BCAA Supplementation and Fat Loss

2.    [6:57] Ultra High Fat Diet

3.    [11:54] Methylglyoxal

4.    [15:42] Male Testosterone Drop After Having Child

5.    [20:41] General Flexibility

6.    [28:18] High Rep Olympic Lifting

7.    [50:41] Potts Disease

May 15, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 131


  1. [1:02] Sleeping After Long Periods Of Being Awake
  2. [6:47] PMS Thwarting Training Goals
  3. [16:54] Proper Low Bar Squat Position
  4. [24:54] Cracks In The Corner of Mouth
  5. [27:05] Goal Setting
  6. [40:22] Gum Recession
  7. [43:45] High Blood Pressure
  8. [48:49] Best Fitness Program For Military Soldiers
  9. [55:14] Antidepressants and Anti-Anxiety Medications
May 08, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 130


  1. [3:50] Football (Soccer) and Heart Attacks
  2. [11:56] Cold After Eating
  3. [15:42] Cholesterol Too Low?
  4. [23:49] Fecal Transplants
  5. [28:13] Viral Infections and Glucose Metabolism
  6. [34:50] Asymptomatic Pregnancy
  7. [42:53] Diastasis
  8. [45:32] Core Strength After Abdominal Damage
  9. [50:41] Trainer’s Personal Appearance
  10. [58:53] Deadlifts vs. Squats and Linear Progression for BJJ
May 01, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 129

Features guest Mike Robertson

Apr 24, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 128


  1. [3:44] Low Testosterone in 20 Year Old
  2. [13:33] Vasectomy Effect on Testosterone
  3. [16:23] Dehydration, Water Intake, and Libido
  4. [21:51] Breast Milk Consumption for Adults
  5. [27:29] Loss of Appetite
  6. [33:24] Eating Bones
  7. [37:23] Prolines in Bone Broth
  8. [40:25] Fitness for New Fathers
  9. [46:49] Lifting Belts
  10. [54:19] Flu Shots
Apr 17, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 127


  1. [8:14] Mycotoxins and Bulletproof Coffee
  2. [14:38] High School Strength and Conditioning
  3. [27:27 ] Foam Rolling Technique
  4. [34:49] Optimal Body Fat Percentage
  5. [40:10] Human Need For Salt
  6. [44:03] Kids and Gut Repair
  7. [49:03] Ketosis and High Blood Sugar in Type 1 Diabetes
Apr 10, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 126

Features guess Erwan LeCorre, Clifton Harski and Jamie Guined of MovNat

Apr 03, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 125


  1. [2:58] Body Fat vs. Dietary Fat For Fat Loss
  2. [11:34] Obesity In The Paleolithic Era
  3. [15:37] Behcets Disease
  4. [28:39] Healthy Cookware
  5. [33:42] Azomite Powder and Clay
  6. [43:29] Snatching, Shoulder Strength, and Rugby
  7. [50:43] Sodium Bicarbonate Loading
Mar 27, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 124


  1. [2:28] Exercise Ball Chairs
  2. [4:27] Strength Gains On Paleo vs. Rippetoe’s Gallon Of Milk
  3. [14:38] How To Become a Good Trainer or Coach
  4. [25:24] Weightlifting Percentages
  5. [35:50] Red Meat Harvard Study
  6. [46:39] Recovery After Being Paralyzed
Mar 20, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 123


  1. [3:42] Wheat In Shampoo, and Turtle Feed
  2. [8:01] Jack Kruse’s Cold Thermogenesis
  3. [21:45] Shoulder Position For Deadlifts
  4. [28:51] Aversion To Meat With Pregnancy and NowFoods Super Enzymes Effect On Stomach Acid Production
  5. [34:15] Grain Fed Beef and Cattle Injections
  6. [39:32] Agave Sweeteners
  7. [43:08] Acid Base Balance and Lean Meat
  8. [51:24] Solar Uticaria or Sunlight Allergy
  9. [54:23] Road Work, Running, and MMA Training
Mar 13, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 122

Features guest Joel Jamieson of

Mar 06, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 121



  1. [4:35] Straight Bar Muscle-Ups: Training Movement or Goal
  2. [12:36] Peeling Sweet Potatoes
  3. [15:11] High Temperature and Stress
  4. [23:49] What To Eat After Donating Blood
  5. [25:41] Colloidal Silver
  6. [28:50] Aversion To Eating Meat and Vasovagal Syncope
  7. [34:11] How To Exercise With a Herniated Disc
  8. [42:32] Women Getting Bulky
  9. [49:56] Eyesight, Vision, and Myopia
Feb 28, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 120

Features guest Larry Istrail

Feb 21, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 119


  1. [5:41] Absolute Optimal Human Diet
  2. [14:24] Reading Recommendations
  3. [21:15] Surviving a Month as a Vegan
  4. [24:54] Potentially Allergenic Food Introduction For Babies
  5. [34:14] Antiperspirant Deodorant and Carbonated Water
  6. [39:05] Post Activation Potentiation
  7. [48:45] Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  8. [59:14] Acute Pancreatitis and Paleo
Feb 14, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 118


  1. [3:25] Game Day Nutrition For Weightlifting Competition
  2. [18:45] Increased Water Intake
  3. [24:16] Supplement Dosing Strategy
  4. [31:33] Can Paleo Predecessors Prevent Genetic Disease?
  5. [39:33] Mono Relapse and Recovery
  6. [44:29] Last Meal
  7. [46:07] Brain Tumor
  8. [56:21] Intermittent Fasting: Healthy or Dumb?
Feb 07, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 117

With guest Chris Kresser

Jan 31, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 116


1.            [5:11] Green Beans and Autoimmunity

2.            [9:07] Jack Kruse’s Leptin Reset

3.            [15:54] Becoming Batman

4.            [34:01] Cortisol and Morning People

5.            [36:57] Vericose Veins

6.            [40:46] Phytic Acid and Iron Overload

7.            [47:16] Cravings vs. Nutrition

Jan 24, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 115

Features guest Michael Rutherford

Jan 17, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 114



1.  [3:32] Seborrheic Dermatitis

2. [9:51] Rice/Carbs, Salt, Etc.

3.  [19:55] Can Paleo Shrink Fibroids

4.  [24:23] One Kidney and Protein Intake

5. [29:07] Protein and Protein/CHO Intake Effect on Testosterone

6. [32:53] Physical State and Heart Rate Variability

Jan 10, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 113



  1. [2:00] Paleo Poop
  2. [8:22] Becoming a Special Operations Soldier
  3. [14:49] Vitamin K and Newborns
  4. [19:32] Best Supplement Brands
  5. [23:58] Fragile Omega-3 Conundrum
  6. [27:47] Psychological Effects of Hunting vs. Killing Domesticated Animals
  7. [34:41] Melanoma and Autoimmunity
  8. [42:52] Ski Conditioning and the Bosu Ball
Jan 03, 2012
The Paleo Solution - Episode 112

Featuring guest Dr. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Answer

Dec 27, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 111

Features guest Julien Smith

Dec 20, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 110



1. [3:57] Kefir

2. [10:04] Sleeping positions

3. [12:47] Alopecia areata universalis

4. [16:24] Bodybuilding and paleo

5. [20:23] Time of day for exercising

6. [27:39 ] Insulin response while dreaming

7. [31:24] Paleo hangover food

8. [35:06] Less sleep as we age

9. [41:22] Deadlift grip

Dec 13, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 109



1. [1:30] Crossfit early years

2. [10:35] Living and lifting on planet Hoth

3. [24:34] Teeth

4. [32:46] 5-hour energy shots

5. [39:48] Strength equals muscle?

6. [47:19] Whole food supplements vs. synthetic supplements

Dec 06, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 108


1. [6:47] Anti antibiotics

2. [11:48] Paleo research

3. [18:18] Religious fasting

4. [20:40] I, Caveman Home Edition

5. [26:53] Laser weight loss

6. [33:14] HCG diet

7. [39:55] Efficacy of PEDs

8. [58:35] K Fibre

Nov 29, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 107

1. [4:25] Hyperthyroidism

2. [6:07] Diabetic belly fat

3. [12:26] Careers in paleo

4. [23:29] Holiday meals

5. [28:02] Coconut intolerance

6. [33:42] Starting position for oly lifts

7. [41:09] Gynecomastia

8. [44:21] Sugar alcohols

9. [47:10] Gastroparesis

10. [51:31] Speeding Joint Injury Healing

Nov 22, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 106


  1. [2:47] Crazy cravings during period
  2. [6:57] Tap or Filtered Water
  3. [11:54] Training your tastebuds
  4. [18:07] Miracle Fruit/Berry
  5. [25:14] What to ask a potential trainer
  6. [36:14] Serious Sunbed Stress to Subvert SAD
  7. [44:35] Fat adaption, hunger, and time between meals
  8. [51:29] Paleo during TEOTWAWKI
Nov 15, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 105


1. [4:25] Living a long life by avoiding amino acids found in meat and eggs

2. [10:53] Bacon?

3. [16:29] 100m sprinter with cramps and twitches

4. [22:45] Sugar, Booze, and Caffeine Binges...

5. [32:57] Birth Control and Probiotics

6. [37:50] Is there a Paleo Baby Formula

7. [42:25] “Paleo" Term

Nov 08, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 82


1. [2:57] Body Temperature, Mental Suffering, Starvation

2. [25:45] I Almost Ate My Boyfriend!

3. [29:14] Skyrocketing Cholesterol

4. [34:01] Sour Dough

5. [35:40] Recovery Protocols

6. [41:36] Gall Bladder Removal and Dysphagia

7. [46:47] Late Night Binge Eating Myth

Nov 01, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 103


1. [3:30] Type 1 Diabetes

2. [9:14] Brain Fog & Fatigue

3. [15:48] Ketogenesis, Iron & CVD

4. [25:33] Gut Health & Testosterone Levels

5. [37:02] Underweight Kids

6. [42:31] Cold Hands, Warm Derriere

7. [48:37] Drinking While Eating

Oct 25, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 102

Features guest Mark Sisson

Oct 18, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 101

Featuring guest Dr. Boyd Eaton

Oct 11, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 100

with Greg Everett and John Welbourn


1. [16:13] Resources

2. [20:31] Potatoes

3. [31:38] CF Football without CF

4. [41:33] Saturated Fat & Carbs

Oct 04, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 99


1. [2:02] Sugar-Burner to Fat Burner

2. [8:18] Dietary Cholesterol

3. [17:15] Safely Quitting Ketogenic Diet

4. [23:42] Passing out during Press

5. [27:59] pH Balance

6. [33:23] Low Testosterone

7. [38:05] Osteopenia in High School XC Runner

8. [40:42] Genius and Insomnia

Sep 27, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 98


1. [3:36] Long Term Weight Gain

2. [14:27] Dairy/Gluten & Bed Wetting

3. [18:26] Mothball Breath

4. [21:16] Mouth Wired Shut for 6 Weeks… A Husband’s Dream but a Wife’s Nightmare

5. [29:18] Carbs Absorbing Water

6. [35:33] Gallstones

7. [39:57] Napping

8. [47:42] Applying Paleo to Chiropractic Practice

Sep 20, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 97

Features guest Dr. Kurt Harris

Sep 13, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 96


1. [00:32] Sleeping Pills

2. [4:32] Dandruff

3. [7:39] Shingles

4. [9:39] Systemic Yeast Infections

5. [12:17] Nasal Cellulitis

6. [18:38] Female Facial Hair

7. [22:52] Decreased Reaction to Grains and Dairy

Sep 06, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 95

Features guest Dr. William Davis

Aug 30, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 94

With John Welbourn

1. Power, Strength or Hypertrophy
2. Building Muscle
3. No Such Thing as Overtraining
4. Conjugate Method and O-lifting
5. Back Squats Have Given Me Radiation!
6. Weight Gain and Ketosis
7. Training Twice a Day

Aug 23, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 93


1. [17:37] Vasovagal Syncope

2. [24:14] Increase in PMS Symptoms

3. [29:40] Intestinal Length & Vegetarianism

4. [40:39] Sick after Racing

5. [49:26] Clogged Ears on Paleo

6. [1:00:49] Ab Contraction in the Back Squat

Aug 16, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 92

Features guests Mat LaLonde and Mark Sisson

Aug 09, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 91


1. [3:22] Paleo & Insect Attraction

2. [9:00] Always Hungry

3. [13:57] Osteoporosis

4. [24:27] Children & Gluten Intolerance

5. [32:37] Fibromyalgia & CrossFit

6. [50:49] Bodyweight Set Point

Aug 02, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 90

Featuring guests the Modern Gypsies

Jul 26, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 89

Show Topics

1. [4:24] Stomach Distension

2. [9:16] Exercise and Blood Sugar

3. [18:57] Insulin, A1c and Weight Gain

4. [26:21] Post-Game Nausea, Sweating and Dizziness

5. [31:45] Rheumatoid Arthritis Nodules

6. [35:32] Meningioma & Multiple Sclerosis

7. [44:09] Heat’s Effect on Training

Jul 19, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 88


1. [8:55] Eggs

2. [15:19] Caffeine

3. [18:17] Sugar Addition

4. [25:53] Spinach: Oxalates & Phytates

5. [27:05] Ephedrine for Weight Loss

6. [32:03] Hemorrhoids & Chapped Lips

7. [34:41] Metabolic Typing

8. [39:12] Effect of Sex on Recovery

Jul 12, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 87


1. [1:00] Good Bacteria Sensitivity

2. [5:40] Muscle Glycogen

3. [9:23] Unilateral Training

4. [16:02] Dizziness after Eating

5. [19:33] Skinniness, Paleo and Steroids

6. [29:22] Explosive Lifting & Hypertrophy

7. [35:26] Getting off Medication

8. [40:21] Birth Control & Fat Loss

Jul 05, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 86

Featuring John Welbourn

Jun 28, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 85


1. [1:38] Dark Circles under Eyes

2. [4:19] Cannot Lose Bodyfat

3. [10:20] Paleo Diet Ranked Last by Expert Panel

4. [19:59] Eating Less when Hot

5. [22:41] Melatonin and Natural Production

6. [28:31] Creatine and Tight Pants Don’t Make Babies?

7. [33:35] Clean Deadlifts

8. [42:14] Hypertrophy for the Love Struck Hardgainer

Jun 21, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 84


1. [2:46] Microwaving

2. [8:41] Beard Growth

3. [11:29] Frequent Urination

4. [14:46] Skinny Bitch

5. [21:37] Purines & Uric Acid

6. [24:56] Weird Leg Cramps

7. [27:04] Loose Skin After Weight Loss

8. [30:14] Decaf Black Tea & Cortisol

Jun 14, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 83

Featuring guest Chris Kresser

The importance of proper nutrition for fertility, pregnancy & lifelong health of baby

Jun 07, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 82


1. [1:54] Electronics in the Bedroom

2. [5:29] Creatine & Creatinine Levels

3. [9:59] Low Back Pain & Inflammation

4. [20:47] Osteoarthritis in the Wrist

5. [23:14] Hang Power Clean

6. [31:10] Bulking on Low Carb

7. [36:25] Cutting Weight for Low Carb Weightlifters

8. [45:14] Hyperhydrosis

May 31, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 81


1. [1:32] Excessive Sweating

2. [6:16] Orthorexia

3. [11:41] Paradoxical Responder

4. [16:40] Marathons Causing Heart Attacks

5. [24:54] Functionality

6. [38:32] PWO Carbs for the Strong & Lazy

7. [44:45] Strength and Conditioning on the Same Day

8. [54:00] Chronic Back Pain Relief

May 24, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 80

Show Topics

1. [5:19] Thyroid Tumor

2. [9:46] Omega-3s from Seaweed

3. [13:35] Digestion Back-Up

4. [18:59] Staying Paleo with Cyclic Stress

5. [28:06] Parent Essential Oil

6. [32:36] Paleo & Schizophrenia

7. [38:32] White Rice

8. [44:32] Paleo & Kidney Disease

May 17, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 79


1. [3:29] Toe Position in Squatting

2. [19:04] Pelvic Tilt

3. [29:40] Tendinitis & Tendinosis

4. [34:02] Squatting with Long Legs

5. [37:21] Compression Gear

6. [44:48] Gym Business Advice

7. [1:05:50] Sleeping in Total Darkness

8. [1:09:11] Shin Prep for Muay Thai

May 10, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 78

Episode 78 Featuring Guest Gary Taubes

May 03, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 77

Show Topics:

1. [3:46] MCAD Disease
2. [11:10] Lower Back Pain & Nutrition
3. [13:49] Suncreen & Vitamin D
4. [21:19] Enlarged Prostate
5. [27:56] Menstrual Symptoms
6. [32:37] Dangerously Low Weight
7. [35:10] Rosacea
8. [38:50] Usable Calories
9. [47:05] Adaptation to Foods

Apr 26, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 76

Show Topics:

1. [4:16] Appendicitis

2. [9:05 ] Recovering from Smoking

3. [12:16] Carbs for Endurance Training

4. [16:41 ] Limit of Protein Digestion

5. [24:42] Snacks

6. [26:48] Brain Function without Dietary Carbohydrate

7. [38:05] Heart Attack at 26

8. [44:56] Muscle Cramps

9. [47:53] Acne from Fish Oil

Apr 19, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 75

Show Topics

1. [1:39] Power Oly Lifts

2. [10:56] High Cholesterol on Paleo

3. [17:59] Paleo & Body Composition

4. [22:40] Peripheral Neuropathy

5. [23:37] Bulemia & Digestive Tract Recovery

6. [30:14] Bone Health After Oopherectomy

7. [34:18] Low Adiponectin Levels

8. [37:30] Post Myomectomy Recovery

9. [43:29] Genetically Suited for Low-Fat?

Apr 12, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 74

Show Topics

1. [3:35] Atkins Causing Diabetes
2. [13:11] Mitochondrial Disease
3. [16:57] Marijuana
4. [26:07] Gaining Back Weight
5. [35:26] High-Fructose Corn Syrup
6. [43:58] Dysphagia
7. [47:46] Long Term Risk of High-Dose Fish Oil
8. [52:04] Antiphospholipid Antibody S yndrome

Apr 05, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 73

Show Topics

1. [4:13] Gluten intolerance study

2. [15:44] Veggie Sensitivities

3. [21:01] Gall Bladder Removal & Fat

4. [27:18] A1C Test

5. [31:41] Paleo, CrossFit & Weight Loss

6. [41:04] Phytic Acid in Nuts

7. [42:55] Adrenal Fatigue / Depression

8. [51:38] Bloody Noses


Mar 28, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 72

Show Topics:
1. Bodyweight vs. Free Weight Training
2. Powerlifting
3. BJJ & Paleo Fitness
4. Accommodating Resistance for Weightlifting
5. Training Shoes
6. Paleo & Slow Burn
 7. Fitness Starting Point

Mar 22, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 71

Show Topics:

1. Dr. Oz & Gary Taubes

2. Awake at 3 AM Every Night

3. Colostrum & Leaky Gut

4. Gluten & Blood in the Urine

5. Protein Fasts

6. Need for Fructose?

7. Post Workout Shakes


Mar 15, 2011
The Paleo Solution - Episode 70