Tue, 10 July 2018
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/
1. [3:41] Fasting and silent reflux
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!
2. [9:52] Keto protocol for lower belly fat / excess skin?
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
4. [23:28] Emu Oil
5. [26:25] Avoiding sunburn during excessive sun exposure at work
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!
I, Caveman episode where Robb takes down the elk: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/curiosity/full-episodes/i-caveman-the-great-hunt