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The Healthy Rebellion Radio is a weekly show featuring listener Q and A on all things diet and health. We dig into metabolic flexibility, body recomposition, resilient aging, circadian biology, gut health, low carb/keto/paleo diets and much more.
Brought to you by New York Times bestselling author Robb Wolf and his wife Nicki Violetti (hubs and wife). Welcome to The Healthy Rebellion Radio.

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The Healthy Rebellion Radio is a weekly show featuring listener Q and A on all things diet and health. We dig into metabolic flexibility, body recomposition, resilient aging, circadian biology, gut health, low carb/keto/paleo diets and much more.
Brought to you by New York Times bestselling author Robb Wolf and his wife Nicki Violetti (hubs and wife). Welcome to The Healthy Rebellion Radio.

    Testosterone Crash, Tight Muscles, Achy Body Post Partum | THRR078

    Testosterone Crash, Tight Muscles, Achy Body Post Partum | THRR078

    What Crashes Testosterone, Tight Posterior Chain After Flag Football, Fasting & Eating Windows, My Achy Body, Having A Hard Time Getting In My Last Sleep Cycle
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    Submit your questions for the podcast here News topic du jour:
    US immunologist who had emailed Fauci that Coronavirus ‘looks engineered’ deletes Twitter account after his lies were exposed
    1. What Crashes Testosterone? [23:45]
    Charlie says:
    Recently got a blood test showing very low testosterone - about a third of what it's been in the past few years.  And I've been mopey and getting pudgier lately.  Before I freak out and go to the doctor for shots, I want to figure out what I might've done to crash my T.  Maybe you'll have some ideas from experience with athletes...
    In December I was on a vaguely paleo-like low calorie diet in solidarity with family.  Starving through Christmas - not recommended!  Didn't even lose any body fat.  Sucktastic.
    New Years:  Awesome late night party with lots of booze.
    T test about a week into January.  Previously I'd been tested at 8:30am, but this time it was 11:45.  Testosterone level changes throughout the day, right?  How much does it typically vary?  Same lab provider as last year.
    Are any of those plausible testosterone crashers?  What other newbie mistakes do people make to make themselves less manly in the hormone department?
    2. Tight Posterior Chain After Flag Football [28:23]
    Max says:
    Hi Robb and Nicky,
    I play flag football once a week in the warmer months, and I've noticed that after I play, for 3-4 days afterward, my posterior chain, but especially my hamstrings, are very tight - so much so that I can't do my usual gymnastic bodies stretching routines very well. And it's a bit of a positive feedback loop where because I am not able to stretch out as effectively each week, I'm getting a bit tighter every week. During the game itself I feel great (side note, used to need some carbs on game day to feel explosive since I usually eat keto, but since you started talking about electrolytes, I just supplement with LMNT and don't need the carbs, which is great).
    Do you have any advice on things to try to get my body more flag football ready? I'm 5'10 150lbs, 29 years old, eaten paleo for 10+ years, keto for last year or so.
    3. Fasting & Eating Windows [31:42]
    Klaus says:
    Hi Robb and Nicki,
    Wanted to start off by thanking you for all the amazing content you put out every week. I’ve been following you since you did JRE.
    A little backstory on me: I am 22y/o, 5’7, 172 lbs (16% body fat), been active since I was a little kid playing competitive sports (BJJ the past 2.5 yrs). I eat pretty low carb (very fat adapted) , but eat carbs around training time which is mainly at night (carbs at night has improved my sleep massively).
    Anyways, I’ve been trying to get to 10-12% BF but have been struggling with it, lately (past 6mo) I’ve introduced eating whiting a window but it hasn’t worked for me as I somedays get home late from BJJ and feel like I have to eat. This has led me to have different eating windows the days I train. Would you say there is an negative impact if I have different eating windows from day to day, or would I still benefit from a 16 hr fast everyday regardless of the time I start and end eating? Is there another approach I can use to lean down besides this one?
    Thanks for your time,
    Klaus.
    4. My Achy Body [38:26]
    Keslie says:
    Hello Robb and Nicki,
    I just recently started listening to your podcast and I am loving it, thank you for doing what you do. Your generally.. somewhat.. neutral stance on things is a great middle ground to the extremes we hear all of the time. About my achy body... I am a 33 year old CrossFit hasbeen, I competed on a team in 2013 and

    • 57 min
    Kids, Phones, Sex Trafficking | Salty Talk 031 | THRR

    Kids, Phones, Sex Trafficking | Salty Talk 031 | THRR

    Salty Talk is a special edition of Healthy Rebellion Radio. Each week on Salty Talk Robb will do a deep dive into current health and performance news, mixed with an occasional Salty conversation with movers and shakers in the world of research, performance, health, and longevity.
    For the full the video presentation of this episode and to be a part of the conversation, join us in The Healthy Rebellion online community.
    WARNING: These episodes may get “salty” with the occasional expletive.
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    Submit your questions for the podcast here Show Notes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/after-hours-child-sex-abuse-trafficking-in-us-hollywood/id1463725769?i=1000521660123
    https://fullmeasure.news/news/cover-story/sex-trafficking-05-13-2021
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    Fasting Inhibiting Muscle, No Sun For Pretty Skin, Using Mice For Diet Science | THRR077

    Fasting Inhibiting Muscle, No Sun For Pretty Skin, Using Mice For Diet Science | THRR077

    Fasting Inhibit Muscle Growth; Controlling Insulin - Risk of Colon Polyps; Basement Dwelling = Pretty Skin; Neanderthals Carb Loaded, helping grow their big brains; Using Mice in Human Diet Experiments
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    Submit your questions for the podcast here News topic du jour:
    Bret and Heather 80th DarkHorse Podcast Livestream: What Covid Reveals About our Leaders 1. Fasting inhibit muscle growth? [22:51]
    Sheila says:
    Hi Guys!
    I'm a 56 yr old woman, very lean and fit (5'5", 120 lbs). I do primarily weight lifting 6x/wk. I eat low carb/higher fat, mostly animal protein, above ground veggies, and healthy fats. I also do intermittent fasting... fasting between 16-20 hrs. I usually lift around 11:30am (I also do Kion Aminos before my workout (while fasted)), and have my first meal around 1pm (a post workout shake), and then 2 food meals.
    I do prioritize protein making sure to get enough (100-140g). I love my eating style and timing, but I'm wondering if the intermittent fasting could be slowing down muscle growth? I'm specifically trying to make Booty-gains, LOL... and it's going very slow despite training this muscle group 3x/wk.
    Not sure if it's just my age or what (and the fact that I sit all day other than my lifting and short walk after dinner), but I heard something in a podcast about it being better to eat more frequently for muscle growth...but I hope that's not the case because I love IF.
    Would love to hear your thoughts on this!
    Thank you so much!
    Shannon
    2. Controlling Insulin - Risk of Colon Polyps [26:55]
    Shawn says:
    Hi Rob,
    Long time listener of the podcast.  Have read both of your books and really enjoy your perspective on diet, training, and especially your jiu-jitsu journey.  I myself started out with more of a powerlifting template around the age of 28.  Currently I'm 41 and doing more of a crossfit type training session 2 to 3 times a week along with the "old man jiu-jitsu" twice a week.  My question surrounds insulin and glucose levels and colon polyps.  I had my first colonoscopy at 33 due to family history of colon cancer.  They found 1 pre-cancerous polyp the first time around.  Five years later they found 4.  I recall Dr. Steven Gundry making the statement that he never saw a patient that had colon polyps that did not also have a high fasted insulin.  My fasting glucose is usually in the upper 90's.  Never had a fasted insulin test (but plan to).  My hba1c has looked good at around 5.0.  My diet is predominantly lower carb, but have always struggled with performance if I go too low.  I've heard others recommend Metformin for helping keep glucose and insulin levels more in check as well.  Just wanted to get your take on the relationship between glucose, insulin, and the risk of colon polyps / cancer.
    Love the Q/A format.  Please keep doing what you're doing.
    BTW, would love to train BJJ with you if the opportunity ever arose.
    Shawn
    3. Basement dwelling = Pretty skin? [32:56]
    Kristi says:
    Hi, love the podcast etc.
    So, I'm a 27 year old female. And I spent most of my youth (junior high, high school, up until I was about 25) fearing the sun and sunburn. I would obsessively wear sunscreen, and I was as white as a ghost. I did catch a couple bad burns in junior high, which horrified me at the time, I didn't want to become one of those monster grandmothers that they showed in the future face cameras.
    After a bit of college, I spent several years as a literal basement dweller -- I woke up in time to play World of Warcraft with my team at 5 pm. I even did most of my grocery shopping at night.
    However the problem with this was I was pretty depressed, and I soon learned that sunlight, and sleeping more, can be important factors. When I was about 25 I started coming around

    • 56 min
    Bariatric Carnivore, Early Puberty, Poo Frequency | THRR076

    Bariatric Carnivore, Early Puberty, Poo Frequency | THRR076

    Bariatric Bypass RNY 2004 is Carnivore Safe to Follow with 18:6 Fasting, Early Puberty, Group B Strep in Pregnancy and Rebuilding Gut After IV Penecillin, Not Losing Fat, Poo Frequency
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    Submit your questions for the podcast here Show Notes: News topic du jour:
    Origin of Covid — Following the Clues 1. Bariatric Bypass RNY 2004 is Carnivore Safe to Follow with 18:6 Fasting [17:07]
    Judy says:
    Hello Mr Wolf,
    I am a 68 year old female, 167 lbs, on no medications who unfortunately had Bariatric surgery back in 2004.
    Since 2018 I started Keto to lose a regain of 52 lbs which I had been been trying to lose since 2011 by following Weight Watchers,  many times!!
    After researching Ketogenic in January 2018 I became a lot smarter in knowing that the SAD way of eating was so wrong.
    I have recently transitioned over to Carnivore but have concerns on ratios of Protein to Fat. I do know being a Bariatric patient Protein is priority over Fats.   I eat 2 meals a day, lunch (11:00am) & dinner (5 or 5:30pm). By 6 or 6:30pm my Fasting starts.  With my pouch only able to hold so much food I’m all over the board with my Protein & Fats.  Fill up so fast. My carbs are easily 5 or less everyday (spices).   No dairy other than butter at this time (testing elimination) I feel satiated but I think that is from eating to many fats.  Bulletproof coffee each day. Have last 2 days eliminated this.  Don’t snack never feel the need.  If you could please just give me imput if carnivore is for me along with fasting or should I go back to eating Keto w 20 Total carbs or less.  I did start to have many binges in past year eating Keto (sugar addict big time) .  Carnivore after getting body adjusted no massive binges at all.
    Hope you can give me some insight Mr Wolf to my confusion.  I do know there are many people that have these weight loss surgeries.  I just wished I had known about Keto, LCHF, Carnivore back in 2004 weighing at 313 lbs I would have said NO to this drastic, irreversible surgery.
    Thank you,
    Judy
     
    2. Early Puberty [22:58]
    Greg says:
    Hi Robb and Nicki:
    I’ve been keeping up with your books and podcasts since 2013, right around the time my daughter was born.
    In a recent visit, my Mom pulled a classic mother-in-law move and horrified my wife with a genetic fun fact – that she had her first period at 9 years old. She implied that recent moodiness might not be attributed to the boatload of sweet tea and candy that they had just showered the child in, but rather hormones.
    The only time I’ve ever been of average height was middle school, when I hit puberty a little bit early (11 or 12). I’m 5’4” now. I also went bald very early, around 18.
    My daughter arrived 6 weeks early and also lost baby teeth before everyone in her daycare.
    My wife Janet hit puberty at 14, as did her Mom.
    As a family, we’re about 80/20 paleo – we’ve almost completely eliminated gluten, sugar, and other junk food from the kiddo’s diet, with occasional weekly exceptions – her two favorite foods, by a landslide, are steak and broccoli. And her after-school program is Taekwondo, so she stays active. She’s struggled a little with constipation and we give her a dash of miralax each morning, which seems to keep that in check. She takes a multivitamin and during covid, we’ve added vitamin D to the mix, since she’s been in-person for quite a while now.
    In terms of other items of interest, we have confirmed Celiac on Janet’s side of the family (her maternal grandmother). And my Mom had Pica as a kid (eating dirt/sand due to a mineral deficiency) and she has continued to have hormonal challenges throughout adulthood.
    Curious if this is 100% genetic roulette or if there is anything that we can do to sl

    • 48 min
    Fat and Carbs Together, Too Much Salt, Fermented Cabbage | THRR075

    Fat and Carbs Together, Too Much Salt, Fermented Cabbage | THRR075

    Fat and Carbs Together, Too Much Salt, Figuring Out Macros, Cabbage in Different Forms, How Did You Decide Where To Live
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    Submit your questions for the podcast here Show Notes: News topic du jour:
    https://www.statesman.com/story/news/politics/politifact/2021/04/27/fact-check-joe-biden-isnt-banning-burgers-politicians-fuel-narrative/4855501001/
    1. Fat & Carbs together... [22:32]
    Shannon says:
    Hi Guys!
    My question is in regards to fats & carbs together.
    So what's the scoop with this?
    I've heard many times that you should not eat fat & carbs together because it leads to instant fat storage and other health problems... is this true, and why?
    But I've also heard that if you have some fat with carbs, it slows the impact of the carbs and gives less of an insulin spike so it might be helpful to do it that way?
    I know that for sure we should not be eating the carb/fat combo of chips, ice cream, pasta with alfredo, grilled cheese sandwich, etc.... but what about butter on a sweet potato? Or butter on air popped organic popcorn? Or nut butter on some apple? Or avocado on sprouted toast? ... you get the idea.
    This has always had me wondering, so I'm excited to hear your thoughts on this.
    Thank you so much!
    2. TOO MUCH SALT [26:41]
    David says:
    HI Robb,
    Is it possible to get too much salt. I salt pretty much all my food to taste. I make my own bone broth and find that is real tasty with about 1/4 TSP salt.
    I took you up on your starter pack of LMNT. Very tasty .. actually reminds me of the original Gatorade.
    I can't say I'm particularly concerned, but just wondering is it possible to get too much salt and what would be the signs?
    ASIDE:
    You may be too young but when Gatorade first went commercial and before it was bought by Pepsi (early 70s) it was sweet but very salty in taste, kind of like you had but lime juice and sugar into salt water. It was actually pretty good - especially after a workout but it clearly would probably be spit out by today's kids who are drinking it more as soda.
    3. Figuring Out Macros [30:27]
    Lauren says:
    I would love to know your perspective about figuring out macros. Is there
    a science behind macro percentages? Best for fat loss, exercise
    performance, on how you feel? Etc. Do they even matter?
    It's time for The Healthy Rebelion Radio Trivia!  [34:31]
    Healthy Rebellion Radio sponsor DrinkLMNT  is giving a box of LMNT Recharge electrolytes to 3 lucky winners, selected at random, who answer the following question correctly...
    thank you the people who heard my SOS from the last episode...and sent in questions for trivia...this is one of them...
    Robb, How many miles do we live from the Canadian border?
    Did you all hear that?
    To play, go to robbwolf.com/trivia and enter your answer. We’ll randomly select three people with the correct answer to win a box of electrolytes from drink LMNT.
    The cutoff to answer this week's trivia and be eligible to win is Thursday May 13th at midnight. Winners will be notified via email and we’ll announce the winners on Instagram as well. This is open to residents of the US only.
    4. Cabbage in Different Forms [37:53]
    Kimberly says:
    Hi Robb and Nikki,
    HUGE fan and just adore what you both do, your show, and your awesome relationship. I was laughing out loud the other week when you were telling the story about the girls spelling "horse." The information and honesty that your show brings is incredible.
    But enough about you...
    I have a question on cabbage. I did carnivore for a month as an elimination diet for my husband, but in doing so discovered the cabbage family makes my tummy very unhappy (taking sharp stomach pains after I eat them). This made me sad, because I love cabbage in all forms, but I especially love making homemad

    • 50 min
    Low Acid and Overgrowth, Food Combining, Nickel Allergy and Weight Loss | THRR074

    Low Acid and Overgrowth, Food Combining, Nickel Allergy and Weight Loss | THRR074

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    Show Notes: News topic du jour:
    My Beef with Epicurious
    Eating less Meat won't save the Planet. Here's Why
    1. Low Acid & Overgrowth [18:07]
    Chase says:
    Hello Robb & Nikki! My sister has been experiencing severe digestive distress for about 18 months.
    She had existing digestive issues from overuse of fake protein bar type foods and then when quit taking birth control her symptoms rapidly got worse.
    Eating 1oz of avocado would bloat her stomach by 6+ inches. Reflux is a very common thing as well.
    I finally talked her into trying a low fodmap diet, fasting, etc and we finally ended up having her see a specialist.
    They gave her an antibiotic and said see ya in 6 months. Her physician hasn’t responded to questions so I figured I would reach out.
    My question is, should we follow up immediately with a probiotic (if so recommendations?) and as far as her stomach acid recovering, is there a natural gradual process after balancing the micro biome or is this something that requires supplementation or both?
    Thank you so much for any insight! Once again our medical system f**king sucks (:
    P.S. Your podcast equips me to help hundreds through my health club. Thank you so much for what you do.
     
    2. Workout HR conundrum [21:48]
    Karen says:
    Hi Robb and Nicki,
    I just love you guys!!
    I love the homeschooling bits. I homeschooled my 2 children
    ( now aged 23 and 26) and I feel it was the best parenting decision I made.
    I’ve been a loyal listener for 10 years now. Time flies.
    I am a 58 year old female. 5’5” 150 pounds.
    I have been eating a Paleo/whole food diet for 10 years. My Functional Medicine doctor informed me that my blood work is great across the board. I sleep great. 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 hours every night. My Oura ring gives me great readiness scores every morning. My question has to do with my type of exercise in relation to my heart rate(HR). I have a resting HR of 45bpm. I have been jogging since I was 16 years old. I usually jog every other day for 3 miles( a 12 minute mile pace).
    I then do 30 minutes of dumbbells and basic body weight workouts on the opposite days. I rarely take a day off from exercise. I have no injuries, so I feel as though I’m not over training. I keep busy throughout my day. I alway get at least 10,000 steps in every day. I hike outside all year long as well. Ohio can get pretty cold in the winter, but my dog and I tough it out.
    Problem: I can not get rid of the nagging 15 pounds and belly fat I carry around.
    When I’m jogging my HR hovers around 150bpm. When I do other workouts (dumbbells and hiking) my HR is around 115bpm.
    Do you have any suggestions for me to get the extra poundage off?
    I consume approximately 1800 calories per day. All Whole Foods. I drink lots of water. Approximately 80 ounces a day.
    I will have an LMNT once in a while. I love them, I just forget to drink one more often.
    I take Natural Calm before bed as well as Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy(one capsule) each night.
    My cortisol levels are spot on through the day according to the saliva test.
    Thank you so very much for your time on this matter.
    Please keep up the wonderful work.
    Karen
     
    3. Food combining? [29:55]
    Kim says:
    Hi Robb, hi Nicki,
    Thanks for all you do. I do best on a very low carb diet but if I were to occasionally have a serving of sweet potato, what is your take on consuming that sweet potato along with protein in the same meal? Should we consume and digest carbs separately from protein or can our bodies handle efficiently processing both at the same time?
    Thanks!
    Kim
     
    4. Nickel Allergy and Weight [34:31]
    Thalin says:
    Hey Robb&Nicki, I hope you’re doing great!
    I need your help figuring out what’s going on w

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