Episode 401 - Robb and Nicki Q&A #7

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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: https://robbwolf.com/contact/submit-a-question-for-the-podcast/

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!

Notes:

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!

Notes:

1-https://sundots.com/ polypodium leucotomos

2-https://www.consumerlab.com/answers/do-any-supplements-help-prevent-sunburn-or-skin-damage-from-sun-exposure/supplements_for_sun_damage/

Zeaxanthin: https://amzn.to/2KOqLH3

I, Caveman episode where Robb takes down the elk: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/curiosity/full-episodes/i-caveman-the-great-hunt

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