Episode 382 – Andrew Marr – TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Recovery

Episode 382 – Andrew Marr – TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Recovery

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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

Website: http://waftbi.org/

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

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I Will Not Stray From Low Carb And Real Food Eating [Success Story]

I Will Not Stray From Low Carb And Real Food Eating [Success Story]

Testimonial written by: Karen S.

If I started at the beginning of my quest for health, I would need to say it started with a walking routine when I retired. I decided to quit yo-yo dieting and just take long walks and whatever happened would be good enough.

In 2003, I started walking a distance of 5 miles with a 55 floor incline. I’m adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park so it was a beautiful walk. But it was stressful—physically when I was carrying all the extra weight, and mentally as I would push myself to reach that 5 mile mark no matter what my mind and body were telling me.

Luckily, (yes, really), my husband had very high Triglycerides (no weight issue), and after much Dr. Google research I came upon the The Paleo Solution Podcast.

I began listening to Robb’s podcast and reading his book. I realized that insulin control was going to be the key to success. I formed a good habit by doing daily walks but I realized that getting stressful over distance or duration was not going to solve my problem by itself.

We got on the low-carb bandwagon and knocked his Triglycerides into the normal range (from 482). I just went along for the ride and we started counting carbs and went gluten-free. My weight started to magically come off in a gradual manner and I never looked back.

Later, I was interested in whether I was ever in ketosis so I got the Keto Mojo meter and started checking while going through your Keto Masterclass (perfect stuff).

I continue to do a daily walk but a new focus on good nutrition has been the game changer. The lifestyle change has finally happened and I feel comfortable with saying it is permanent because I now feel good.

My main interest is in being in ketosis enough to protect my brain from Alzheimer’s. I found that about 3/4 of the month of November I was in the .5 to 1.0 mmol range. I’m happy with the result and not obsessed with being there 100%.

I know you (Robb) talk about your mom not being around for your children and that is sad to hear. My mom died at age 55 and I have the hope that I can be around for my grandchildren for a long time. So if it’s any consolation, I thank you and the paleo community for every year that I have lived past 55.

So far I am 71 and feeling absolutely great. I keep up with my grandkids on just about everything they do, including some mountain climbing.

In 2016, I took my daughter to Paleo/fx in Austin. She arrived early so she went over to check-in before I arrived. My daughter’s first comment to me was that everyone standing in line appeared to be pretty ‘normal’. That was when I finally won her over that I was not following in the path of a bunch of lunatics.

She bought your book The Paleo Solution and we shared reading it. Her kids (my grandkids) know what it means to eat real food and I think that is what we want for all of America.

I am one of those people that never allowed anyone to take my picture when I was overweight so the original picture will go back to many years ago when I was a programmer for Lockheed Martin and was always under a lot of project related stress. So here goes with my before/after pictures (I’m sorry that no muscles are showing!!).

Before:

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After:

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I have felt fully in control since 2013 and have no fear of the word diet. My hope is that people will track my health to see if I’m still a survivor as the years go by.

I believe, for the first time ever, that I will not sway from low carb and real food eating.

I fully support Robb Wolf in any of his health endeavors, including sustainable farming.
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My Favorite 5 Podcasts of 2017

My Favorite 5 Podcasts of 2017

This past year I had 32 episodes of the Paleo Solution covering everything from salt to sustainability, fasting to the Four Tendencies, and a ton of other health goodies in between.

Maybe you caught ‘em all, maybe you haven’t heard a single one!

Either way…I wanted to share my personal favorite 5 podcasts in 2017. Check them out below (in no particular order Image/photo)

Side note: did you know ALL my podcasts have transcripts? They’re linked at end bottom of each podcast blog!

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.



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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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 Podcasts  Paleo/Low Carb  Autoimmunity  Anthropology  Autoimmunity (RA, Lupus, MS)  Sustainability
Episode 381 – Dr. Nasha Winters – The Metabolic Approach To Cancer

Episode 381 – Dr. Nasha Winters – The Metabolic Approach To Cancer

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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.

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Website:
http://optimalterrainconsulting.com/
https://www.remissionnutrition.com/ (Jess Higgins Kelly)

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Remission Nutrition

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Hey folks!

I cannot BELIEVE another year has blazed by. I’m working on my yearly training update, which should be out late January, but we have the rest of the holiday season to navigate before getting there.

To that end, I’ve compiled a few options you (or someone you know) might enjoy for a holiday gift. Without further ado, let’s get gifty!

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Dry Farm Wine
It’s tough to find bubbly without sugar. Did you know most have up to 50g/L??  Thanks to Dry Farm Wine, you can now have your bubbly without the negative effects.  

They’ve created The Sparkling Collection, a subscription for sparkling wine that works the same as their regular wine membership.

To buy: Dry Farm Wines Sparkling Collection

Not into the bubbly stuff? They also have great gifting options for the holidays. These are super cool, with the option to give a one time gift or customize a short term subscription, say 3 months!

To buy: Dry Farm Wines

Image/photo[b]Moskova Skivvies
I’ve generally been “ho-hum” about my underwear choices. I’m married, Nicki is stuck with me…I have historically covered my backside with whatever was handy. Well, then I tried Moskova undies.

This is a true story: I’d been sent a few pair of these undies and they sat on my desk for like 3 weeks. I received an email asking “did you try them??” and somewhat flustered and annoyed, I opened the package, stripped off my horror-show underwear that I had on at the moment, and put on a pair of Moskova underwear. I was standing directly in front of my dresser which housed my sox and underwear…I reached into my dresser, grabbed all of the underwear I currently owned (with a few pairs fleeing on their own power…that’s how old and ratty they were) and threw my old underwear away. I went back to my email, and responded “these are amazing, can I get 10 pair??” I really fail at describing how amazing they are…comfy and they look good—particularly when Nicki swipes a pair, which is almost a daily occurence.

If you love your backside (or someone else’s backside) put a pair of Moskova skivvies on that mamba-jamba!

To buy: Moskova

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Henry Akins Hidden Jiu-Jitsu
If you or someone you know is into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or grappling I simply cannot recommend Henry’s material enough. Humble brag, I received my purple belt earlier in the year, (for those that don’t know, this is a pretty significant achievement). And without Henry’s materials, I would likely NOT have stuck with my training.

The best way I can describe what Henry brings to his jiu-jitsu is “simplicity.” When you see Henry’s solution to a problem you may have struggled with for years the response can range from joy on the one hand to nearly abject depression on the other as you realize your training could have been so much further along if you’d only had access to this material sooner. My ONLY hesitation in recommending this material to a broad audience is it’ll make other folks that much better which increases the likelihood of me getting smashed!

To buy: Henry Akins Hidden Jiu-Jitsu

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Sleep Remedy
Honestly, what’s better than the gift of a good night’s sleep? For your partner that’s tossing and turning all night, your co-worker coming in groggy eyed morning after morning, your sister who just had a little one. Or, let’s be real, yourself…Whoever needs that extra nudge into dreamland, Doc Parsley has got them covered with his Sleep Remedy.

This stuff replenishes nutritional and stress induced deficiencies to help you get deep, restful, and restorative sleep. And, they’ve recently added a lemon-lime flavor as well as capsules to the line up!

To buy: docparsley.com

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Instant Pot
If you have someone in your life who enjoys cooking, but needs time saving options, the Instant Pot is a perfect gift. Seriously, if you haven’t yet taken the plunge and purchased one of these puppies for yourself you don’t know what you’re missing. A pressure cooker and slow cooker in one, the Instant Pot is truly a life saver!  

If the someone you’re buying for will be cooking for a large family, be sure to grab the 8 qt size (also comes in 6 qt).

To buy: Instant Pot

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Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
Bone broth? Really? As a gift?! Ok, maybe this one is primarily a ”gift to self” but if you have not tinkered with adding a good collagen/glycine source to your diet (like that found in bone broth) you are (I know it’s cliche to say, but it’s true dag-nab-it!) “missing out.” This is not mere cave-man scented marketing hyperbole mind you, you are literally missing out on what is likely a more representative balance of nutrients and amino acids consumed by our pre-westernized ancestors.

If you’re like most folks who consume any animal products, you likely stick to traditional cuts of meat, seafood etc. These are fantastic, nutrient dense options for sure but it appears that eating all those other “fiddly-bits” may be pretty important for health, inflammation and having a shiny coat. Or, if you’re not a dog, healthy skin and happy hair. And stuff. Kettle & Fire offers a number of flavors but the Chicken Mushroom is…amazing. Seriously, amazing. Oh, and they’ve got a special end of year savings for you too!

To buy: Kettle and Broth

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Gymnastics Bodies
At 45 years old I’ve become quite aware of what helps (and what hinders) my performance, be that mental or physical in nature. Smart mobility and strength work like what I get from the Gymnastics Bodies program will, in all likelihood, remain a feature of my training for the rest of my life. If you’ve followed my training updates over the years you‘ll likely notice that GB has featured prominently in my training.

There’s something for everyone in Gymnastics Bodies. Coach Sommer has put an enormous amount of work into the online interface which is adaptable based on your performance. For me, I add one day per week of squatting or deadlifting and I’m “good.”

To buy: Gymnastics Bodies

Totally into lifting weights and not sure if you want to do gymnastics work? No problem, but I’d highly recommend checking out the stretch program offered by GB.

To buy: Gymnastics Bodies Stretch Series
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No, Drinking More Water is NOT Going To Improve Your Health

No, Drinking More Water is NOT Going To Improve Your Health

Ah…the beginning of an article. How to make it click-baity enough to get some eyeballs, yet actually offer value to the reader? Due to old-age or just lack of inspiration I’ve got nothing in this regard, so I’ll get to the story at hand:

A few weeks ago I had a sit-down with the dietetics staff at a medium sized, rural hospital. Super nice folks, very sincere. They deal with a population that is enormously overweight and which suffers from type 2 diabetes and all the related problems. This was a VERY interesting meeting as the folks who OWN the hospital are fully on-board with the Ancestral Health template and are huge advocates of things like the paleo and keto diets. The owners know this stuff works, they wanted to have a sit-down with their dietitians to try to get them on-board with the notion that eating strategies like paleo or keto “might” be helpful for their very sick (and expensive to treat) population. Everyone went around the table giving a bit of a bio and when it came to me I could see the eyes of the poor dietitians grow wide when they learned I’d written some paleo diet books and was a fan of low carb (for the right situations…you know, like fat loss and type 2 diabetes.)

Things got a bit…fidgety after my bio but our moderator did a great job of smoothing things over and asked the dietetics staff to go through what their process is in working with these obese and or type 2 diabetic patients. Again, I do not want to paint these folks as anything other than sincere and well meaning, but here is what they shared:

1-The MAIN item they focus on is getting folks to “drink more water.” This was mentioned and reiterated at least a dozen times.

2-Their avant garde initiative was to have families eat together, but a point was made that they “should not in any way criticize or second guess what they were eating” and yes, that IS a direct quote.

I want to unpack the second point first: I cannot think of a better basic recommendation that families should share meals together. Life is short, family is everything. Turning off the TV, putting away the smart-phones and other distractions and “talking” is a lost art these days.

THAT is awesome.

But…

In what was at least a 15 minute presentation, food-quality was not mentioned once. And upon inspection of the literature which supports this program, the claim was made that this mindful family eating was THE route to reversing weight and health issues that are dietary in nature.

Community IS one of the four pillars of health (along with sleep, movement and….food) but what was related to me is the vast majority of meals taken by these families were fast food, desserts, and what would generally be termed “highly processed snacks.”

Now, I do think far too much emphasis is placed on “diet.” For example, most people citing the upsides of Blue Zones focus almost exclusively on diet and pay little attention to the extended communities which are clearly a major factor in the health and well-being of these populations.

But the folks in the Blue Zones are NOT eating fast food. Ever. Not yet.

I asked these folks how they felt the program was working…as in, did they see decreasing rates of death and disease, were medical costs going down. These folks mentioned “evidence based medicine” quite frequently and I asked what one would consider to be a reasonable question about the efficacy (evidence of results) of this mindful-eating initiative. What I got was a pretty defensive back-pedaling as the unfortunate reality is the costs of dealing with all these diet and lifestyle related problems has continued its upward trend, which by the way is exponential in nature (understanding the implications of exponentials in this scenario might be worth unpacking in a future article.)

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So, despite good intentions, this mindful eating program is not producing results that really matter.

You may think I’m being a big meanie here, but I’ll share an example of how this thinking is failing the population these folks are entrusted to serve. I asked for an example of one of their most challenging and expensive situations. This turned out to be a middle-aged male who is type 2 diabetic, on dialysis and he is now effectively a trunk. ONLY a trunk. Both arms have been amputated at the shoulder, both legs amputated at the hips, all due to diabetic complications. This poor guy has suffered a slew of surgeries (those limbs come off in pieces, not at once…toes, then foot, then lower leg…you get the picture) and must be medically transported multiple times per week for dialysis…then you have his medication costs and the fact he is no longer able to work and needs a full-time care provider. I won’t even relate how much this one individual has cost this system (and continues to cost) as you’d think I’m making the number up.

Fifty years ago this scenario was UNHEARD of. It did not happen. It is now  commonplace…and the best “evidence based medicine” recommendations these healthcare providers can offer is “mindful eating” and an insistence that folks should not worry about their food quality. They do not want people to feel shame about what’s on their plate. Before you are Triggered and put words in my mouth, I am not advocating these people should be shamed in any way. But I do think this is an epic failure on the part of the folks tasked to educate and help these folks. Pushing for food quality is the only way this story is going to change and even doing that is going to be tough to implement when we consider the nature of our modern, hectic lives and hyper-palatable foods. Our best efforts are likely to produce lackluster results, but this is not remotely our “best efforts.”

Ok, now to point #1 from above: Drink more water.

These folks were absolutely starry eyed at this suggestion, and they did say they have seen improvements in this area. Often, “water” is interpreted as “soft-drinks” but to the point above, there is a nervousness around suggesting there may be better and worse options as it might make someone feel bad to suggest sodas, although tasty, may not be all that healthy. I asked these folks what they felt, from a medical and physiological perspective, drinking more water would do for folks.

The responses fell into two camps:

1-People are “chronically dehydrated” and this is a major health concern.

2-Drinking water “fills people up.”

To point #2 I will simply say “no, drinking more water does not cause people to spontaneously reduce caloric intake.” I’ll let you practice your Google-fu in digging up the citations on that. On point #1 I’ll refer you to this article and pull out a few highlights on heat related deaths/illness, particularly in athletic populations. Why am I using this information? People who are active tend to require more water. People in warm settings require more water. So, exercising in the heat….man, we should really see the dangerous effects of dehydration, right? Well, from the article:

The Myths of Dehydration and Heat Illnesses
  • -The primary cause of hyponatremia in athletes is drinking too much water.
  • -The incidence of hyponatremia appears to be between 13% and 15% among endurance athletes.
    -Sodium supplementation has no effect on the occurrence of hyponatremia.
  • There seems to not be a single case of death resulting from sports-related dehydration in the medical literature.
I bolded that last line and I should mention that hyponatremia is low blood salt…which is usually accomplished by consuming too much water, not too little salt.

Now, each year there are a not insignificant number of deaths/hospitalizations in the military, sporting events, hiking etc, and it is absolutely related to water…but it is generally due to TOO MUCH. I looked and looked, and what I consistently come back with is that last bolded line: One is hard pressed to find ANY examples of people dying from dehydration, even in remarkably challenging settings. People do not die and in fact do not become ill due to dehydration in the most extreme of physical activities, even in the heat…so how can one make “drink more water” the go-to recommendation for a sedentary population that spends an inordinate amount of time indoors, under near perfect temperature control?

About 700 people die each year in the US due to heat stroke. These tend to be infants, the elderly and the obese. These are populations with impaired ability to sweat and regulate body temperature. I’m not making light of that, nor am I saying that is not an important issue, but what I am saying is the focus on “drink more water” does not really address the challenges in these heat stroke examples, and appear to be not only be unhelpful, but injurious to the general athletic population.

How did this meeting wrap up? I cannot say it was a “high note.” We agreed to flesh out some common goals of educating folks about “eat whole foods” but even this seemingly benign angle on my part was met with near panic on the part of the dietetics staff.
There is a remarkable amount of energy being put into various healthcare debates, particularly in the US. These debates focus mainly on “who is going to pay” with some advocating for a system like auto insurance in which one largely pays as one goes and has a catastrophic plan for accidents, vs something folks familiar with the NHS, Canadian or Northern European models would be familiar with. I do think it’s important how we set up incentives in situations like this, but debating about who will pay for a system in which the costs of dealing with diabesity related problems are increasing exponentially and are on track to bankrupt the developed world is at best rearranging deck-chairs on the Titanic.

I will release an article on exponential costs in a  week or two to provide some context here.

We face an incredibly complex problem of having a set of genetics wired for a different time, and a modern industrial food system that is a master at producing what is effectively addictive, hyper-palatable food.

If I could wave a magic wand and have every healthcare provider on the planet fully bought-in on the ancestral health model, if all these folks recognized a low carb diet can work miracles for diabesity…we’d STILL have a monumental challenge ahead of us.

We have none of that.

We have gate-keepers that are afraid to tell people “food quality matters” and the best our healthcare providers have to offer (drink more water) appears to be at best a waste of time, at worst, it may be making the problem worse.

What to do?

When I think about this two terms keep coming up: Grassroots, Trench Warfare. Grassroots means we are unlikely to see effective solutions offered up from on-high. There is too much money, inertia, ego and confusion in the dominant paradigm to just do an about-face. Grassroots means starting locally and this is where we transition to Trench Warfare: We gain ground anywhere the opportunity arises.

Although information is not generally THE thing that makes people enact significant change, if we do not have at least decent information, it’s tough to get things oriented in a way that we have any hope of success. “Drink more water” is not going to cut it. Where Grassroots meets Trench Warfare is the growing number of  health practitioners who are steeped in this Ancestral Health/functional medicine model. If you’d like to learn more about this movement check out my podcast with Chris Kresser as we talk about his recently released book, Unconventional Medicine.
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Is the Autoimmune Paleo diet bogus? A V-blog analysis

Is the Autoimmune Paleo diet bogus? A V-blog analysis

Our modern information age is at once awesome and terrible:

Awesome: Science and academia are no longer just for Ivory Tower elites. Anyone, just about anywhere, can read, interpret, and provide constructive criticism of research, nearly as it is being published.

Terrible: The human tendency to form tribes and to attack anything that is not part of their tribes’ doctrine is put on steroids in the largely anonymous online world. New ideas are seldom analyzed for mechanistic merit. They are looked at through the lens of “consensus” which often seems to be a kind of Orwellian NewSpeak amounting to: Industry influence and Academic Inertia that cock-blocks curiosity and common sense.

The online world is an interesting balancing act of Citizen Scientists doing N=1 self experimentation (which ideally then drives review paper, pilot studies and Randomized Controlled Trials, RCT’s) juxtaposed with folks who make absolutely outrageous claims that defy the Laws of Nature.  

There is absolutely a need for vetting, but curiosity has been replaced by a smug attitude generally wrapped in august trappings called “skepticism.”

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In the past 20 years of suggesting that the Ancestral Health model might have much to offer, it’s been interesting to observe the nearly religious fervor on the parts of both supporters and detractors of various ideas.

Science does inch along and in the video below I look at a paper recently published on the Autoimmune Paleo protocol.

It is NOT the end, it’s the barest of beginnings, but it is quite promising.

In addition to unpacking that research I do my best to place it in the proper context of where the AIP approach is with regards to scientific investigation. I use the Mediterranean Diet as an example of how this process occurs and make a bit of an interesting discovery along the way. I also recently interviewed the study authors and you can check out that podcast here.

tl;dr? (or in this case didn’t watch? Here are some juicy take-aways:

1-This pilot study looked at people with active (medically documented) gastrointestinal disease with and AVERAGE of 20 years.

2-The 6 week pilot study saw all participants not only finish the trial, but they also experienced complete remission in disease symptoms.

3-The misapplication of the Mediterranean Diet concept may be at least partially implicated in the increase in non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
 Ulcerative Colitis  specific carbohydrate diet  non celiac gluten sensitivity  Mediterranean diet  IBS  IBD  gluten sensitivity  crohns disease  celiac  autoimmune paleo  Uncategorized
Why I give a sh*t about sustainability

Why I give a sh*t about sustainability

Editors Note: This is a guest post by Diana Rodgers talking about her new film project, Kale Vs. Cow.

Abs are sexy, but our food system is where it all starts. Please check this out and support the film.-Robb

KALE vs. COW: THE CASE FOR BETTER MEAT

Why does it matter to me that people buy better meat? Why should people care about making sure meat is not vilified in the media? Why give a shit about sustainability? Why should vegetarians and vegan join the fight? Does this even matter?

For the last eight years, I’ve helped people regain their health through eating foods that are biologically appropriate for humans. This means avoiding processed foods and sugars, and focusing on fresh produce, animal proteins and healthy fats. What I’ve noticed is that the majority of folks simply want to look good naked, want to solve their own health issues, or feed their family the best diet they can.

That’s all great but what do you do when you’ve pretty much solved that?  Why am I not satisfied just having a small nutrition practice and fixing individual people?

Because there’s some huge, systemic issues going on and I feel compelled to do something bigger.

All over the media, celebrities and health experts are blaming meat for our failing health and deteriorating climate. “Eat Less (or no) Meat” is the popular, politically correct mantra because it’s seen as a “cleaner,” healthier, more sustainable and more ethical way to eat.

This anti-meat agenda has a serious influence into nutrition policy. Dietitians are being taught that their patients should eat less meat and butter, yet “everything in moderation” when it comes to things like soda and junk food.

Our government dietary guidelines feature vegetarian and vegan options, yet eating paleo or keto is seen as unhealthy and “orthorexic”. Let’s not remove our whole grains, lowfat milk and heart healthy canola oil!

Worldwide, other countries are adopting the Western diet and seeing the consequences. More cultures are moving away from traditional foods and eating like Americans. Our perverted ideas of “healthy foods” are now ruining humans around the globe.

Schools are partnering with organizations like “The Coalition for Healthy Food” to eliminate meat from lunches. (Board members feature meat and fat-phobic T. Colin Campbell and Joel Fuhrman). And while I’m all for increasing vegetable consumption, eliminating a nutrient dense food like meat sets the stage early in kid’s lives that meat is “bad” and plants are “good”.  Here’s an example of some of the free posters you can get from the program:

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Peace on Your Plate? Really? Does this belong in a public school? And kale is the MOST nutrient-dense food? Kale is great and all, but a good steak has it beat by a long shot.

MEAT IS NOT THE ENEMY

Most studies linking meat to cancer are only able to show correlations, not cause. Just because eating something is associated with an outcome, doesn’t mean that particular food is necessarily what caused the problem. Most of these studies are looking at people on a Western diet vs. vegetarians. The typical American has a very different lifestyle than a typical vegetarian. Vegetarians are much less likely to smoke, drink, and much more likely to exercise. They also tend to eat less processed foods and sugar. So, saying that meat is the only factor causing of disease is flawed logic. In fact, a study that looked at people who shopped at health food stores (so, accounting for lifestyle factors) found no difference in mortality between vegetarians and omnivores. And when adjusting for confounding factors (i.e. lifestyle) a recent, very large study found “no significant difference in all-cause mortality for vegetarians versus non-vegetarians.”

So is it the burger or steak making people sick, or the buns, sauces, large fries, 72oz sodas and deep fried apple pies the true villains? One recent study looked at the nutritional ramifications of eliminating animals and found that our overall caloric intake and carbohydrate intake would increase. In a society where diabetes is skyrocketing, this is absolutely the LAST thing we need. Furthermore, vital nutrients available through animal protein and fat would decrease, including Calcium, vitamins A, D, B12, AHA, EPA and DHA. B12 deficiency, common in vegetarians and vegans can cause permanent brain damage.

But aren’t animals horrible for the environment? The study cited above found that an entirely animal-free model only reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 2.6 percentage units.

IT’S NOT THE COW, IT’S THE HOW

Of course factory farming is wrong, we’re all on the same page about that, but not all meat is produced indoors, under florescent lights, eating 100% grains. There are sustainable alternatives. However you’d never know this from watching mainstream media’s depiction of animal farming. In fact, when raised well, ruminants like cattle actually improve soil health and can help to sequester carbon. They may be one of our BEST changes at mitigating climate change.

Is the farming of plants really causing less harm than all methods of meat production? Is a future of lab-grown meat substitutes really the best solution? When we cut down forest or plow a field to plant a crop of soy, what happens to all of the life that once existed there? When we divert water from rivers to irrigate crops, what happens to the fish and other animals dependent on that river? When we apply chemical fertilizers instead of animal manure, where do those chemicals come from and what are the consequences of using them? Does the Earth have unlimited resources?

ALL THINGS EAT AND ARE EATEN

All healthy ecosystems include plants AND animals. We need more biodiversity on the land, not more mono-cropping. Instead of producing meat in labs or growing lettuce indoors, we can harness the sun’s power to grow grass, allowing cattle to graze food we can’t eat on pastureland that we can’t use for crops.

I don’t think there are enough people saying something about how meat is not the enemy. This is not a popular, easy, or sexy story to tell. People like black and white stories, not nuance. Robb and I have been beating this drum for a while now, and sometimes it feels like we’re the only ones.

KALE vs. COW: THE CASE FOR BETTER MEAT

I’ve written numerous blog posts on this topic, but it’s now time to do something bigger. Something visual, cinematic, emotionally compelling and that helps people understand systems thinking, nuance and context.  It’s time for a film to show how eliminating animals from our food system could do more harm than good. You can listen to me and Robb talk about it on his podcast here. I’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign and could really use your help.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

If you’re someone who eats meat, I urge you to help me out and increase the market for better meat. What’s in it for you?  More demand for good meat means increased production, lower prices, and better chances that your kid’s school won’t preach that eating animals is ethically wrong. Just like religion, this has absolutely no place in a public school.

EVEN IF YOU DON’T EAT MEAT, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STORY.

If you only eat eggs and cheese, you should definitely be in the fight for well-raised cattle. And if you’re avoiding all animal products, I still think the fight for better meat is important. Let’s face it, opting out of the system isn’t going to change the system. I understand that some folks have personal reasons for avoiding meat, but forcing these values on others is not only illogical, it’s absurd. The world will not stop eating meat tomorrow, so given this, isn’t it better to help push for better meat? The truth is, when vegans and omnivores fight, processed food wins. This is an opportunity to build a bridge, join forces and attack the real cause of our failing health and deteriorating soils: industrial scale mono-cropping and hyper-palatable processed food.

Check out my crowdfunding page between today and January 6th (our big push to get this project launched) and learn more about how I intend to tell this story. Contributions are tax-deductible, I have some really awesome perks lined up, and I could really use your help to amplify the message.

Contributions are tax-deductible, I have some really awesome perks lined up, and I
could really use your help to amplify the message.

Thank you.

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Episode 380 – Diana Rodgers – Eating Meat and Sustainability

Episode 380 – Diana Rodgers – Eating Meat and Sustainability

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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.

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Website:
https://sustainabledish.com/film

Instagram: @sustainabledish

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

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Are fat bombs the Holy Grail (or Holy Cow!) of Keto?

Are fat bombs the Holy Grail (or Holy Cow!) of Keto?

There’s an old saying (something to the effect) that if you want to ruin a social gathering, just bring up politics or religion.

Truer words have likely never been spoken.

But I’d add one more controversial topic that can quickly turn an amicable feast into a SWAT call-out, and that’s food. Some people don’t really care WHAT they eat while others can be motivated to stab a family member with a fork if the wrong dietary approach is broached.

All this considered, the ketogenic diet is a controversial topic at best…

Some folks think it’s certain death to shift towards a whole foods, low glycemic load, appropriate protein and calorie plan.

And in the other keto corner we have folks who have built a whole religion around avoiding protein, carbs and insulin, all the while recommending consuming enough butter and coconut oil to supply 100 AVN conferences with lubricant.

As is often the case, there’s a lot of nuance between these two extremes. I do my best to unpack this greasy topic in the video below.

Which camp are you in?

Keto is certain death?

The One True Path to keto enlightenment is a vat of butter and coconut oil?

Or perhaps you recognize that as much as one might wish, there’s not a singular route to any way of eating…

If you’re in the latter camp—you’re interested in keto and prefer to tackle your dietary approaches with a bit of sanity and nuance—check out Keto Masterclass.
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Episode 379 – Angela Alt and Dr. Gauree Konijeti – Autoimmune Protocol Diet Study

Episode 379 – Angela Alt and Dr. Gauree Konijeti – Autoimmune Protocol Diet Study

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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.

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Websites:
Autoimmune Wellness
Dr. Konijeti at Scripps Clinic

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

30 Day Guide to the Paleo Diet
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Episode 378 – Dr. Jeff Stanley MD – Virta Health and Online Healthcare

Episode 378 – Dr. Jeff Stanley MD – Virta Health and Online Healthcare

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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.

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Website: https://www.virtahealth.com/
Twitter: @JeffStanleyMD

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What’s the difference between the Paleo and Ketogenic diets?

What’s the difference between the Paleo and Ketogenic diets?

Hey folks!

I’ve had a lot of people ask ask for a concise breakdown on what the similarities and differences might be between the Paleo and Keto eating approaches. Not sure if this fits the bill of “concise” but here is a video Nicki and I shot to try to address this topic. Let me know if this helps clarify any confusion you may have had and please do share any question you still have. The only way I can help y’all is to know where you might be stuck. At the end of the video we mention a new project I’ve been working on, click here if you’d like to learn more about that.
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Episode 377 – Dr. Belisa Vranich – Let’s Talk About Breathing

Episode 377 – Dr. Belisa Vranich – Let’s Talk About Breathing

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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.

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Website: https://www.thebreathingclass.com
Twitter: @DrBelisa
Instagram: @DrBelisa

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

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Dispelling The Lies: The new film featuring the Ethical Omnivore perspective.

Dispelling The Lies: The new film featuring the Ethical Omnivore perspective.

Hey folks!

Quite a number of people indicated they were interested in supporting future film projects which take a contrarian view of health and sustainability compared to films such as What the Health. To say these topics are controversial and emotional is about as understated as saying “the surface of the sun is hot.”

Before I go further let’s set the stage a bit:

1-I CLEARLY have a bias or orientation in all of this. I sell books, seminars etc that advocate for a paleo diet or Ancestral Health template. The keyboard warriors who are going to point this out in some kind of Straw Man attack should consider that most of the folks appearing in the vegan backed films such as What the Health do precisely the same things, only promulgating a different message.

2-Let’s call things for what they are: “Plant Based” is some kind of Orwellian NewSpeak to avoid the more polarizing and controversial label “vegan.”  A paleo diet is “plant based” whether we are talking percent of calories, scale weight or what have you. So, let’s just be honest and say “vegan.”

The vegan backed agenda is the following:

3-ALL modern diseases are caused EXCLUSIVELY by animal product consumption. This is the case made in What The Health, and in fact the producers go out of their way to exonerate sugar and processed foods, so long as one avoids any and all animal products. If you think this is hyperbole, please watch the film in it’s entirety while also reading my review.

4-ANY amount of animal husbandry is exclusively injurious to the environment. Films such as Cowspiracy suggest that there is NO sustainable way to produce animal products and that there is no net advantage to an animal inclusive food system. NONE. No culture on the planet should consume animal products of any kind due to the suggested damage to the environment and “ethics” of consuming animals.

These two claims, sustainability and health, are the cornerstones of the vegan message. These folks have painted a compelling picture by holding up the clearly failed medical system we are all subject to, while highlighting the legitimate horrors of the modern industrial food system.

But only ONE solution is offered: Veganism. There is only one truth, this story is apparently black and white and the many films produced in this genre suggest it is IMPOSSIBLE to have a sustainable food system that is animal inclusive and animal products are toxic in a dose dependent fashion.

Perhaps the vegans folks are right. Perhaps grazing animals, which have been the cornerstone of terrestrial ecosystems for hundreds of millions of years are in fact DANGEROUS to the environment. The enormous herds of bison which covered the Pre-Columbian Americas were in fact not an integral feature of the overall ecology, but a pest that was poised to destroy the planet via methane emissions (there were more bison in pre-columbian times than there are cattle in the Americas today). Perhaps the vegans are correct that although every human culture studied, ate varying amounts of animal products (and were largely free of modern degenerative disease), somehow, now, today…animal products are the root cause of ALL modern disease, not hyperpalatable processed foods.

Again, perhaps the well intentioned folks from the vegan camps are correct. Or, perhaps they are wrong. Dead Wrong. Perhaps our modern industrial food system IS unsustainable, but perhaps the only way to address a multitude of issues is to employ not centralized mega-food production (which ironically the grain based vegan diet supports), backed by multinational conglomerates such as Monsanto, but rather we may need to decentralize our food production leaning heavily on local and regional comparative advantages in integrated, animal-inclusive food production.

There have been a number of films and books tackling these topics from a vegan perspective, we are only now seeing well formulated counterpoints from the Ethical Omnivore perspective. Dispelling The Lies is tasked with looking at this complex topic and providing (ideally) a science backed perspective….but clearly, that’s a slippery topic as What The Health claims to be steeped in science. Two opposing views, which one (if either???) might be correct? That’s up to you and the rest of the world to decide. I will make the case that getting this story “right” is important. It will have profound implications for our food systems, political agendas, national security interests and on and on.

So, if you would like to contribute to the production of an alternate view to this story, this is your opportunity. Please check out the landing page and also note that there are some fantastic perks for folks who decide to donate aggressively, but the filmmakers will be grateful for any and all support you can offer to the film process.

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Episode 376 – Chris Kresser – Unconventional Medicine

Episode 376 – Chris Kresser – Unconventional Medicine

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Image/photoThis 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)

Websites:
https://chriskresser.com
https://kresserinstitute.com/
https://ccfmed.com/

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

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

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30 Day Guide to the Paleo Diet
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Episode 375 – Mark Bell – Intelligent Workouts, and The War on Carbs

Episode 375 – Mark Bell – Intelligent Workouts, and The War on Carbs

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Image/photoThis 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!

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http://www.supertraininggym.com/
https://howmuchyabench.net/

Twitter: @MarkSmellyBell
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Episode 374 – Mark Sisson – The Keto Reset Diet

Episode 374 – Mark Sisson – The Keto Reset Diet

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Image/photoThis 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.

Image/photoListen in as we discuss what Mark has been up to, his new book, the keto diet, benefits of keto, electrolytes, keto supplements, and more.

Download Episode Here (MP3)

Mark’s guide to keto: https://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-definitive-guide-to-keto/

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

Carb curve mentioned in the show:

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Episode 373 – Dr. Brandon Alleman – Direct Primary Healthcare

Episode 373 – Dr. Brandon Alleman – Direct Primary Healthcare

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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.

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Website: www.antiochmed.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AntiochMedClinic/
Twitter: @AntiochMed

Direct Primary Care listings/map: http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/
(We can’t vouch for the quality of all of these clinics but they are least people with similar models.)

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Episode 372 – Gretchen Rubin – The Four Tendencies

Episode 372 – Gretchen Rubin – The Four Tendencies

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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.

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Take the Quiz here: happiercast.com/quiz

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Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin
Twitter: @GretchenRubin
Facebook: Gretchen Rubin
Instagram: GretchenRubin

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