Join Dr. Robert Pastore and his co-host Lexie (@lexircise) as they discuss and clarify nutritional and neurochemical science. Dr. Pastore is also joined by guests from backgrounds of all types – from all-star athletes, to top trainers and coaches, to scientists and researchers - and dives deeply into the science behind optimizing performance and longevity.
Dr. Pastore is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and holds an MS in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics, Nanomedicine and Clinical Informatics from Rutgers University. Dr. Pastore has spent over a decade practicing "applied biochemistry" as he treats some of the world’s greatest athletes from the NHL, MLB, NFL, Olympics and endurance sports, as well CEOs and top executives of Fortune 500 companies.
Podcast Update - End of Season 1
On Hormones & Allergies
Dr. Pastore discusses the role hormones play when it comes to food allergies and food-mediated reactions. High estrogen can cause worsened food allergy symptoms.
Show notes will be available Tuesday, August 4th at drrrobertpastore.com/podcasts
On Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome
According to the American college of allergy, asthma and immunology, approximately 25 million Americans suffer from Seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.
One in six Canadians suffers from seasonal allergic rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever).
If you suffer from seasonal allergies or hay fever, there may be a connection to fruit and/or vegetable food allergies.
University of Manchester webpage for foods cross-reacting with pollen http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/foodallergens/facts/pollen/pollenandfood/
On Food Allergies
Dr. Pastore discusses the top 9 food allergies, and a new consumer study showing that these allergy diagnoses are on the rise. Topics covered include what a food allergy is, when and why food allergies appear, anaphylaxis and less severe symptoms of a food allergy, and what to discuss with your doctor to get a formal diagnosis.
On New Gluten Exposure Testing
Dr. Pastore discusses a new, at-home test that celiacs can utilize to determine if they have been exposed to gluten, why it’s important to monitor gluten exposure, the shockingly high rates of unknown gluten exposure among celiacs following a gluten-free diet at home and in restaurants, and what the research has to say about the accuracy of the new test.
On Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases (& the Celiac Connection)
Dr. Pastore covers the thyroid gland, non-autoimmune hypo & hyperthyroidism, the autoimmune thyroid diseases Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Grave’s Disease, how the two are connected to celiac disease, and what tests you should request from your physician to be an advocate for your own health.
Just discovered this podcast and really hope there will be a Season 2 because there is so much more helpful information for Dr Pastore to share. Thank you, thank you! Please continue. Suggest a show dealing with how to get tested for Celiac Disease when you’re already gluten free but have big issues with accidental gluten exposure ie migraines, insomnia, diarrhea, skin rashes.
I am 35 years old and recently diagnosed with celiac. I had no clue what that meant and it turns out, neither did my doctor. There is so much important information about celiac in this podcast. It has really helped me learn about and understand the disease. I really appreciate it!!