Sports Nutrition 230: Food Combining, Thyroid Support and the 2016 Diet Trend You Want to Know About
February 1, 2016
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On this show with Ben Greenfield:
“Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digtial Age” by Sherry Turkle; book talk with Ben and Tawnee
- Importance of food combining and mixing macros
- Eating fats & proteins with carbs can slow sugar release, which can be a good thing to control blood sugar, but does eating fats & protein with carbs take longer to digest due to different acid environments? Examples: fruit/honey with fats; steak and potatoes, etc.
- Different acidity in foods and digestion
- Are eggs and bacon really the best idea for a pre-race or pre-workout breakfast even if you are fat-adapted?? We talk pros and cons of this meal.
- Why it’s sometimes a good idea to forgo protein and fat before a gnarly workout/race.
- What is an “easy digesting” fat-adapted breakfast?
- Should we be loading up our veggies with butter, coconut oil or other fats?
- Bitter melon extract
- Cinnamon with carbs for blood sugar control
Amino acids (protein supplements)
- Powder vs. pills?
- What’s the difference, is one form superior, and why?
Nutrition and supplements for thyroid support
- How you know when thyroid needs a boots: TSH is high, T3 is low
- To convert T4 to T3 you need glucose
- The tradeoff on too little or too much T3 for longevity
- Supplements discussed:
- Thyro-gold – using thyroid powder from pasture-fed New Zealand cows
- L-aspartic acid
- Coleus Froskohlii
2016 Diet Trends
- Dietary customization with genetic testing, blood work, gut testing and more
- Honing in on your diet unique to your needs, with technology to support convenience