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Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat with Esther Blum: Rational Wellness Podcast 226 Rational Wellness Podcast

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Esther Blum speaks about Why Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat with Dr. Ben Weitz.

[If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, so more people will find The Rational Wellness Podcast. Also check out the video version on my WeitzChiro YouTube page.] 

 

Podcast Highlights

1:09  Esther had mercury toxicity in her 20s, which damaged her thyroid.  She gained 20 lbs and developed terrible IBS.  It took several years to find the right doctor who diagnosed her mercury toxicity and put her on a detox protocol that included Captomer, a binder from Thorne, lecithin to protect her brain, omega 3s, trace minerals, and liver support like Spanish black radish. It is important to see a Functional Medicine doctor and to make sure to heal the gut and to protect the brain while removing the mercury. As a child, Esther was frequently sick with ear infection and she was placed on antibiotics almost every month.  They also took her tonsils out. She ended up with Epstein Barr and/or Lyme and she did a plant-based diet to help kill it off, along with a bunch of supplements.  She took silver, lysine, barley grass powder, spirulina, trace minerals, Cat’s Claw, and Lauric acid.  Esther had a lot of neuroinflammation and insomnia.  Esther also had some mold problem, so she did a few rounds of cholestyramine, along with binders like GI Detox and Saccharomyces probiotics along with glutathione, either liposomal or patches. She had a moisture issue in her garage.

15:09  What is the best diet?  It should start with real food, which are foods on the outer aisles of the grocery store.  Fruits and vegetables. Things you can grow in your garden. Chicken, eggs, meat, pastured, grass fed lamb, buffalo, elk, and venison.  If you tolerate diary, you can have cottage cheese or yogurt.  If you have a lot of gut problems, you may have to limit certain vegetables and be on a low FODMAP diet.  Root vegetables, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squash are all nutrient dense foods. If you tolerate beans and other legumes, eat them after soaking and sprouting and properly cooking. If you tolerate grains, then rice and quinoa can be great foods. It depends upon the person and their tolerances and their condition.  There is no universal best diet.  Esther noted that she personally needs at least 140 gms of carbs per day or she cannot sleep. She has found that most women do best with about a cup of fruit a day and anywhere from half to one and a half cups of cooked starch.  The best fats are coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, butter, and grass-fed butter.  Man made seed oils like sunflower oil, sunflower, safflower, soybean, canola, grape seed should be avoided entirely.

21:20  Some of the simple ways that women can change their diet to promote better health include adding things in that are good to displace the less good.  Esther will often have women add in some protein so that they can maintain or gain some muscle.  Protein also sustains your blood sugar for 4-6 hrs.

 

 





Esther Blum is a best selling author, integrative dietician, and health coach. Esther beat mercury, mold toxicity, battled Epstein-Barr virus, and debilitating insomnia in order to get her health back and to build a successful practice. She is the best selling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project. 

Dr. Ben Weitz is available for nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disord...

Esther Blum speaks about Why Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat with Dr. Ben Weitz.

[If you enjoy this podcast, please give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, so more people will find The Rational Wellness Podcast. Also check out the video version on my WeitzChiro YouTube page.] 

 

Podcast Highlights

1:09  Esther had mercury toxicity in her 20s, which damaged her thyroid.  She gained 20 lbs and developed terrible IBS.  It took several years to find the right doctor who diagnosed her mercury toxicity and put her on a detox protocol that included Captomer, a binder from Thorne, lecithin to protect her brain, omega 3s, trace minerals, and liver support like Spanish black radish. It is important to see a Functional Medicine doctor and to make sure to heal the gut and to protect the brain while removing the mercury. As a child, Esther was frequently sick with ear infection and she was placed on antibiotics almost every month.  They also took her tonsils out. She ended up with Epstein Barr and/or Lyme and she did a plant-based diet to help kill it off, along with a bunch of supplements.  She took silver, lysine, barley grass powder, spirulina, trace minerals, Cat’s Claw, and Lauric acid.  Esther had a lot of neuroinflammation and insomnia.  Esther also had some mold problem, so she did a few rounds of cholestyramine, along with binders like GI Detox and Saccharomyces probiotics along with glutathione, either liposomal or patches. She had a moisture issue in her garage.

15:09  What is the best diet?  It should start with real food, which are foods on the outer aisles of the grocery store.  Fruits and vegetables. Things you can grow in your garden. Chicken, eggs, meat, pastured, grass fed lamb, buffalo, elk, and venison.  If you tolerate diary, you can have cottage cheese or yogurt.  If you have a lot of gut problems, you may have to limit certain vegetables and be on a low FODMAP diet.  Root vegetables, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squash are all nutrient dense foods. If you tolerate beans and other legumes, eat them after soaking and sprouting and properly cooking. If you tolerate grains, then rice and quinoa can be great foods. It depends upon the person and their tolerances and their condition.  There is no universal best diet.  Esther noted that she personally needs at least 140 gms of carbs per day or she cannot sleep. She has found that most women do best with about a cup of fruit a day and anywhere from half to one and a half cups of cooked starch.  The best fats are coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, butter, and grass-fed butter.  Man made seed oils like sunflower oil, sunflower, safflower, soybean, canola, grape seed should be avoided entirely.

21:20  Some of the simple ways that women can change their diet to promote better health include adding things in that are good to displace the less good.  Esther will often have women add in some protein so that they can maintain or gain some muscle.  Protein also sustains your blood sugar for 4-6 hrs.

 

 





Esther Blum is a best selling author, integrative dietician, and health coach. Esther beat mercury, mold toxicity, battled Epstein-Barr virus, and debilitating insomnia in order to get her health back and to build a successful practice. She is the best selling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat, Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous, Secrets of Gorgeous, and The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project. 

Dr. Ben Weitz is available for nutrition consultations specializing in Functional Gastrointestinal Disord...

49 min