Primal Fat Burning: Live longer, Slow Aging, Feel Better

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  • Episode Name: “Primal Fat Burning: Live longer, Slow Aging, Feel Better”
  • Live Broadcast: February 27th, 2017 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Episode Replays: Mondays at 11:00 pm Pacific Time / 2:00 am Eastern Time and Sundays at 2:00 pm Pacific Time / 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Episode Summary Re-cap

Find out why eating fat may be the answer to longevity, ideal weight, and better brain health! But how much fat? And what type is best? What about the ketogenic diet? All of this and more revealed!

Special Guest: Nora Gedgaudas

Nora Gedgaudas is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience.

A recognized authority on ketogenic, ancestrally based nutrition, she is a popular speaker and educator and the author of the best selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind, as well as Rethinking Fatigue.

Her newest book, Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain, and Save Your Life With A High Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet has been lauded by best selling author and journalist, Nina Teicholz as “a unique and profound contribution to the field.”

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Book: Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain and Save Your Life, with A High Carb, Low Fat Paleo Diet.

Weekly Program: Primal Power 52

Primal Fat Burning: Live longer, Slow Aging, Feel Better

Is Fat Good or Bad?

Today, we’re talking about a hot topic in nutrition right now: fat. Decades ago, fat was vilified as the culprit behind weight gain. As the years went by and millions of people went on fat free diets, researchers began realizing what a mistake it was to limit dietary fat. In fact, studies began to show that our brains and bodies need fat – for good moods, memory – weight loss or maintenance and to get important vitamins and minerals into the body.

So the questions on everyone’s mind these days is: How much fat is the right amount of fat to eat? And since there are definitely some “bad fats” on the market that can damage our health — what type of fat is best for us to eat? Well, we’re going to reveal all of that and more today as we discuss the book by Nora Gedgaudas: Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain and Save Your Life, with A High Carb, Low Fat Paleo Diet.

Ancestral Diet

When we look at our ancestors, we see that the human body prefers to run on fat. The body’s glucose metabolism was designed for short-term energy and over time, reliance on glucose for energy can result in obesity, neurodegeneration, and many chronic diseases.

In the 1930’s, Dr. Weston A. Price went to indigenous tribes all over the world to look at how human health changed when the tribes switched from their ancestral diet to a diet of processed foods. As people went from their ancestral diet to processed food, their jaws got narrower, they had more problems with teeth, including cavities, and their health suffered. In all the tribes Dr. Price studied, he was not able to find any that practiced vegetarian or vegan diets, as much as he hoped to find and study one. What he find as the key dietary needs were animal proteins, namely offal (organ meat) and animal fats. Carbohydrates, including grains and vegetables were not found to be as necessary for health.

Ketones or Glucose for Energy?

Ketones are the energy your body generates from fat. Your body also uses glucose (sugar) for energy, but the body is designed to use glucose for short-term energy. While your brain can use either for energy, it performs better, produces new neural networks, and protects neurons when using ketones.

Research Has Shown the Ketogenic Diet Has Been Used Therapeutically For:

  • Acne
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Lipedema
  • Neurological disease
  • Respiratory disease

What About Cholesterol?

Read the Cholesterol-Hearth Health Myths to learn more.

Healthy Fats to Emphasize

  • Fatty meats (typically cheaper cuts, like shank and ox tail, rather than muscle meats, like steak) and organ meats (offal) from grass fed or pasture fed animals (animals eating their native diet, not factory farmed animals).
  • Animal fats from grass fed or pasture fed animals (duck fat, chicken schmaltz, lard, beef tallow, etc.). Butter can be a good source of fat, if you are not allergic to dairy (a test is best to rule it out). Nora likes Pure India Foods Organic Cultured Ghee as a safe butter alternative because it does not contain dairy proteins.
  • Plant fats, like organic olive oil, coconut oil, coconuts, olives, macadamia nuts and avocados.

What’s On the Primal Fat-Burner Diet?

  • The majority of your calories (70% – 80%) come from healthy fats (see above).
  • A modest amount of calories come from protein (no more than 6 – 7 ounces of protein from meat, fish or eggs per day).
  • As many fibrous green vegetables as you want, such as broccoli, asparagus, kale, spinach, field greens, lettuce, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc.
  • A small amount of probiotic-rich foods, like sauerkraut, kefir, and kvass.
  • Eliminate sugars and starchy foods (bread, potatoes, grains, gluten, chips, pizza, etc.).
  • High quality sourced foods, such as organic, non-GMO, grass fed and pasture fed.
  • Purified Water
  • High quality supplements, if needed

Recipe of the Day

Best Liver Pate Recipe Ever – Organ meat is an incredible source of important vitamins and minerals.

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