THE EMPOWER HOUR EPISODE 22- “BECOME A PALEO ATHLETE ”
by Kyle Brown
Welcome to the Empower Hour on ESPN RADIO, I’m your host Kyle Brown.
Today, we have a primal fit group of friends talking about “BECOME A PALEO ATHLETE” here whose stories will empower you to take your life to the next level.
First, I have my new friend World-Leading Paleo and Fitness Expert Robb Wolf. Then, my new friend HEALTH AND NUTRITION COACH WENDY MEYERS will give you her “TOP 5 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR LIBIDO.” Lastly, I’ll be giving you your weekly challenge to help you live the life you want, the way you want it.
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My first guest is a former research biochemist and the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. A student of past “Empower Hour” guest Professor Loren Cordain, Robb Wolf has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars.
He is not only a leader in the Paleo world but also in the fitness world, as co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men’s Health “top 30 gyms in America” and he is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program.
Please welcome my new friend Robb Wolf.
Fatherhood in the Paleo world. Congrats on your new little one. I actually have an almost 3 year old daughter and 3 month old son. How has your modern approach on Paleo changed since having kids and what tips can you give for feeding kids Paleo?
School lunches? We teach people to only eat food that spoils quickly, but kids who leave home at 6:30AM and don’t eat until 12 are in a bit of a conundrum. What do you recommend for kids and teens who want to eat Paleo for school lunch and snacks but not get beat up for carrying a cooler around with them?
So instead of the age-old question, which came first, the chicken or the egg. I’m curious for you which came first, your passion for fitness or your passion for Paleo?
There are a lot of Amazon best selling authors, which in many cases means you had all of your friends and family buy your book during the same hour under an obscure category, yet you’re a New York Times best selling author BEFORE the Paleo movement took off. How did you make that happen?
The Paleo Diet and your book the Paleo Solution has resonated throughout the world. I even saw on the bottom of your website about viewing the page in like 15 different languages to click here. Why do you think the world has been universally drawn back to this way of eating?
Paleo strength. You were a CA state powerlifting champion as well as amateur kick boxer who trains How do you feel eating paleo has helped you and the athletes you work with excel?
I’ve fought for decades the mainstream idea of “carb-loading with pasta for endurance athletes. Instead pushing them over to the benefits of using healthy fats like coconut oil for fuel and carbing up with things like sweet potatoes and bananas and supplementing with beets and raw honey for instant energy instead of sugar packets. What have you seen with endurance athletes and how would you explain to them that while everyone is swimming this way you should swim the other?
Supplements: I’ve always been a proponent for not using supplements that you wouldn’t feed a kid and there is nothing magical that happens at 18 that makes you process foods well.
Restaurant eating. Unless your goal is to become a hermit and alienate yourself from those you love, how do you work around eating out at restaurants?
Alcohol: What do you do when out at social settings?
Fast food. I just found out someone stole my credit card and ran up 5 charges. The part that upset me the most is that they made it look like I ate at Wendys! How do you handle fast food and what do you recommend for our on the go Paleo enthusiasts?
My next guest is here to give you her “Top 5 Ways To IMPROVE YOUR LIBIDO .” Please welcome my new friend HEALTH AND NUTRITION COACH WENDY MEYERS
Wendy Myers is a certified holistic health and nutrition coach who’s has helped both individuals and corporations develop and maximize their personal and employee’s health goals.
Author of The Modern Paleo Survival Guide, Wendy outlines the ways that a Paleo diet can help you achieve your internal and external lifestyle goals. For years she’s seen destructive habits that many people do not realize are negatively affecting their health but are socially accepted as beneficial.
Her website liveto110 teaches you that today, a healthy diet and lifestyle alone are not enough to achieve optimal health given the levels of toxins in the environment and our bodies.
Top 5 Ways To Increase Your Libido:
- Eat a healthy Paleo diet, including red meat at least once a week. Eggs also contain zinc – these are the very foods men are mistakenly told to avoid due to cholesterol content.
- Heal the adrenals– the adrenals make testosterone. Low testosterone means low sex drive. Tired adrenals do not make adequate levels of testosterone. This means, Don’t overexercise – this taxes the adrenals
- Supplement zinc– it is the main ingredient in sperm fluid and strengthens veins. Sexual potency, particularly in men, has much to do with zinc and its availability to the body. Low zinc impairs prostate function.
- Detox in a sauna– when the body is overwhelmed with heavy metals and hundreds of chemicals, this reduces energy, stamina and sex drive. Cadmium, mercury and lead can lodge in the sexual glands and replace zinc in critical enzyme binding sites, causing sexual difficulties. Detox and increase your energy and desire to have sex!
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- Alcohol lowers libido
Ask if appropriate – along the same subject matter
Erectile dysfunction is usually due to a relative deficiency of minerals such as zinc and selenium, and a relative excess of toxic metals including copper, cadmium, arsenic, lead that replace zinc and selenium.
Thank you so much Wendy for reving up our engines today. Where can we follow you and learn more?
This Week’s Challenge is to follow the unprocessed principle
A few years ago my at the time 10 year old nephew and 8 year old niece was over at my house eating lunch. I was trying to teach them about how to make healthy food choices. We were chatting about why it shouldn’t be acceptable to feed our youth things we wouldn’t consider adult food. All of the sudden it turned into a very educational song with a country western twang I called, “Chickens Don’t Have Nuggets—Roosters Do!” and they quickly got the point.
Why is it acceptable to feed our youth things we wouldn’t consider adult food? I’ve never sat down at a business dinner and been served chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a juice box.
It seems like a basic concept, but when it comes to healthy nutrition, it is actually revolutionary. Americans have a strong disassociation from where our food originates. We cut chicken up into cute, single-bite servings, bread it, deep-fry it, and call it a nugget. Besides chicken nuggets, there are other major problems we have with modern-day processed, convenient foods. In a 2007 study, 61% of competitive foods (foods sold outside of the School Meals program, including in vending machines, a la carte items, school store/canteen items, etc.) offered in high schools were fried and high in fat. These calorie-dense, nutrition-poor foods accounted for 83% of all food sold. (5) Also, traditional school lunches and convenient foods have too many chemical residues. For example, while sliced turkey meat from an organic turkey may be healthy for you, typical deli lunch meat contains up to 600 different chemicals, is high in salt, nitrates, nitrites, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, and anabolic hormones they feed animals. Moreover, classifications of what is a fruit and what is a vegetable are way off base. For example, French fries are the most common vegetable consumed by children and make up one-fourth of children’s vegetable intake. Juice, which typically lacks important fiber found in whole fruits, accounts for 40% of children’s daily fruit intake. (6)
And lets face it, us adults are simply big kids with more excuses. Even counting French fries and juice as vegetable and fruit sources, most of us are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. Another major problem with packaged, processed, convenient foods is the high sodium levels required for these products to have a long shelf life. Most Americans consume more than double the amount of the daily recommended intake of sodium (salt). The majority of sodium we consume comes from salt added to the food supply (not from salt we add at the table).
The major requirements for a healthy lunch option that works for parents and kids alike is that it must be delicious, healthy, convenient, and economical. Rather than feeling like you need to change everything you do today, start by implementing a few foundational principles:
- If it doesn’t spoil quickly, you shouldn’t eat it! All Paleolithic foods, from lean animal protein to vegetables and fruits to healthy oils, were all once living food.
- Follow the universal rule of proper animal nutrition, which is to eat only the food that nature intended you to eat in the portions you would come across in nature. For example, in nature, pre-Agricultural Revolution, you would not come across a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You would, however, come across almonds. In their natural form, almonds have protective shells on them. It would take you a long time to de-shell almonds, and maybe you could eat twelve of them in half an hour. However, these days you can go to nearly any grocery store, grab a large bag full of de-shelled almonds, and eat thirty of them in under two minutes.
- Follow the unprocessed principle, which is the only universal principal across all major dietary systems. The unprocessed principle states that you should eat as close to original source of food as possible.
Below is an example of processing:
- Organic fruit —> non-organic fruit —> fresh juice —> filtered/pasteurized juice —> filtered/pasteurized juice with colors, flavors, sugar
- Organic whole grain —> non-organic whole grain —> whole grain flour product (i.e. whole wheat bread or pasta) —> refined flour product (i.e. white bread or pasta) —> refined flour (i.e. cakes, cookies, etc.)
- If you eat grains, the unprocessed principal would move you toward an organic whole grain. More processed leads to exposure of grain to oxygen, which leads to rancid lipids (fats). Moreover, you have no idea how long bread was sitting on the shelf, nor how long the flour was sitting in the bakery, nor how it was stored or heated.
Simply starting by eating as close to the natural source of your food as possible will revolutionize the way you look and feel. So trade in your PB & J sandwich for you’re a chicken breast in a lettuce wrap and you’ll be on the right track today.
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