Wellness Beets Episode #29: Is Dairy Worth Eating? Is Raw Milk Safe? And Living in Rural Areas

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Dairy Tolerance
We talk about all the different dairy options, which are worth eating and which ones are best to leave behind. We also discuss the extra nutrients that you can get from grass fed dairy products (butyrate, phytanic acid, trans palmitoleic acid, and conjugated linoleic acid, fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K) and why it makes sense to drink full-fat dairy when it comes to nutrient density. Lastly, we go through how to figure out if you can tolerate dairy and how to slowly incorporate least to most allergenic dairy products to see how you do.

Book Recommendation: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz

Listen to Wellness Beets Podcast #6 for tips on Dairy Substitutions.

 

Raw Milk
We discuss the raw milk debate and whether it’s worth incorporating in your regular diet. We talk actual numbers as reported by the CDC comparing raw and pasteurized dairy products…and how that compares to other food poisoning numbers.  We also talk about the difficulty in reporting real numbers and where to find raw milk around you.

Resources:
The numbers according to the CDC
Chris Kresser on how dangerous raw milk really is
State Map of Raw Milk Laws

 

Real Food in Rural Areas
We talk about where to find good quality food when you don’t live in a large city…and how easy it can be! We talk about tips and tricks for finding cheap, locally sourced amazing food from natural food stores, how to become best buds with your grocery store manager, and how to find farmers in your area.

Resources:
How to find local farms using EatWild.com
US Wellness Meats
Thrive Market
Shopping lists from Balanced Bites

 

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Wellness Beets Episode #23: Ayurvedic Diet, Paperless Products, and Prebiotics

News & Updates
Join Brittany at her next Healing Foods Workshop, Saturday, August 15th in Brooklyn – go to the events page to register.  

And if you’re a blogger in the New York area, check out the NYC Food Blogger Meet-up Group.  

Alex and Megan of GingerNewtrition are soon releasing a 4 part video series all about adrenal fatigue and hormonal imbalances.  The videos are packed full of valuable information that you can start using right away so sign up here to stay up to date.  

Alex will also be a guest on the Barbells and Bone Broth podcast with Kelsey Albers so keep your eyes out for that!


Ayurvedic Diet
We talk about how the ayurvedic concepts were started and why someone might be interested in incorporating these ideas into their overall approach to health.  However, we also get into the drawbacks of isolating your approach to health to just a few variables.  Additionally, we end up discussing similar problems with Western Medicine, how Traditional Chinese Medicine compares, and the importance of working with a health care provider.

Reading list: How Doctors Think

 

Paperless Products: A Question from Amanda
“Hello ladies,

Found your podcast last week and I have been in podcast heaven. Do you know what it is like when you stumble on a new paleo podcast? Podcast heaven! Keep up with them – I LOVE your styles!

My questions for you is do you have anything on reusable napkins/towels? I feel like I go through so much paper towel waste! Also, is there a danger to using these paper products on a daily basis so close to our body? I have heard a rumor toilet paper and paper towels contain BPA! Oh no!

Also dumb question but how specifically do I leave a review on itunes? I tried and cannot figure it out. Silly me.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Amanda”

Paper Product Alternatives:
SKOY towels
PaperlessKitchen.com
Microfiber cloths

An article on the BPA content in paper products

 

We also let people know how to leave a review on iTunes.  You have to go to the Wellness Beets Show Page in iTunes (click the link on the left) and then go to the “Reviews” tab to leave one.  

 

Prebiotics:
We talk about the most common question we get about prebiotics: “Why are prebiotics now more talked about than probiotics?”

Brittany and Alex discuss how both prebiotics and probiotics have been studied in literature when it comes to the quantity and quality of your gut microbacteria.  We also discuss how you can get prebiotics through a whole food diet, as well as a supplements that can be used if you’re really struggling with things like constipation and poor digestion…and why it’s important to approach this supplement with caution.

Alex talks about prebiotics and probiotics in this article on constipation.

 

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Wellness Beets Episode #9: The Fat & Oil Debate and Organization for Stress Management

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The Fat & Oil Debate

The topic of fats and oils (how much to eat, which ones are healthy) is a hot-button issue so we hit on the most important considerations and actionable items that we commonly get questions about.  We discuss why making a distinction between “heat stable” and “heat unstable” fats is so important.  This underlies why we recommend cooking with fats such as butter, ghee, lard, duck bat, bacon fat, and coconut oil.

Get tips on How to Select The Best Olive Oil in Brittany’s article. 

We briefly delve into the current coconut oil controversy and how we both feel about it.  We also discuss how we use the heat-unstable fats such as macadamia oil, walnut oil, flax oil, etc.  Further, we get into some past and current scientific literature on fats/oils and how we choose to interpret that data.

For more information, check out Brittany’s Guide to Fats and Oils.

 

Organization for Stress Management:

We discuss why organization is crucial for stress management and key tips for making organization a life habit.  Some of our recommendations include making categorized lists, making to-do lists that are action oriented, and how to go about focusing on one thing at a time so that efficiency is maximized.

Brittany recommends David Allen’s book Getting Things Done and Alex loves The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande.  Alex also enjoys using the checklist and to-do app called Tick Tick.

 

 

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