In this episode, I discuss some important insights from my Paleo f(x) talk and audience responses to it, including the potential dangers of treating type 1 diabetes with a low-carb diet, the importance of carbs and body fat for fertility and sex hormones, and why some people might have a great sex hormone profile on a long-term ketogenic diet despite the importance of insulin's contribution to fertility.
I also discuss Headspace meditation, contrast showers, Snapchat, U.S. Wellness Meats liverwurst, Kettle and Fire's upcoming chicken broth and chicken mushroom broth, and my interview with Ben Greenfield.
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Show Notes for Episode 11
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1:30 Meditating with Headspace
2:40 Contrast showers
5:50 Paleo f(x)
7:08 U.S. Wellness Meats liverwurst
9:05 Kettle and Fire chicken and chicken mushroom broth
10:18 Ben Greenfield interviewed me for his podcast
12:00 The importance of body fat and carbohydrate intake for fertility
23:30 Low-carb diet for type 1 diabetes, with low thyroid and sex hormones as side effect
29:30 Great sex hormone profile on a long-term ketogenic diet
36:25 Upcoming stuff
Relevant Links for Episode 11
Here is the link to Headspace, although I would recommend downloading it from your app store if you use a smart phone.
I learned the science about cold showers and contrast showers from FoundMyFitness, specifically the February 11 and May 3 episodes. A major point of inspiration for me to "take the plunge" (lame pun completely intended) was Chase Jarvis's interview with Kevin Rose on 30 Days of Genius, where they discuss why they both use cold showers every day. I highly recommend the entire series as a source of creative inspiration.
My Snapchat username is chrismasterjohn.
This is the US Wellness liverwurst.
Here is the link to Kettle and Fire broth sold by Thrive. That's the beef broth. The K&F folks told me when the chicken and chicken mushroom come out in four weeks, Thrive will be carrying them.
Here is the link to my podcast interview with Ben Greenfield.
Here is the link to my Examine.Com editorial on carbs and insulin support for the antioxidant system and protection against glycation.
Here is a review about leptin and fertility.
Here is a review about leptin and thyroid hormone.
Some studies on insulin's effect on genes related to thyroid hormone production and activation: 1, 2, 3
Colpo vs. Perfect Health Diet debate about carbs and thyroid: Colpo, PHD, Colpo, PHD, PHD (while the limitations and implications are debated, these posts contain references clearly showing that low-carb diets as tested decrease thyroid hormone levels)
A classic and highly related post of mine: The Central Role of Thyroid Hormone in Governing LDL Receptor Activity and the Risk of Heart Disease