Mastering Nutrition episode 19 is a recording of the 07/12/16 Facebook Live event, "As Chris Masterjohn, PhD, Anything About Health, Fitness, and Nutrition"

Mastering Nutrition Episode 19: You Asked Me Anything About Health, Fitness, and Nutrition, Facebook Live, 07/12/16

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Mastering Nutrition episode 19 is a recording of the 07/12/16 Facebook Live event, "As Chris Masterjohn, PhD, Anything About Health, Fitness, and Nutrition"

This episode is a recording of the Facebook Live event, “Ask Chris Masterjohn, PhD, Anything About Health, Fitness, and Nutrition” that originally aired on Tuesday, July 12, at 5:00 PM eastern time. You can watch it as a video, stream or download it as a podcast, or even read the transcript.

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Show Notes for Episode 19

In this episode you will find the following:

  • 5:49  For a woman with bruising, spider veins, and cellulite, should we be thinking of collagen, clotting, or calcification? Should we be thinking of vitamin C, copper, glycine, and vitamin K2?
  • 9:48  Are there nutritional cures for autoimmune diseases?
  • 11:52  Are there supplementation recommendations for a general person?
  • 17:07  Does eating fruit with protein hurt the digestion and absorption of the protein?
  •  20:35  Is the Randle cycle a reason to eat a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, especially during a caloric deficit?
  • 34:01   What should we do about elevated Lp(a), and does it make a difference if it's caused by diet, genes, or health status (for example, LDL oxidation)?
  • 44:53  Why vitamin A and organ meats may be the underappreciated fix for oral allergy syndrome.
  • 47:59  What do we do for wound healing after surgery? Do we nourish the microbiome by nourishing yeast, bacteria, or both? Why we should be conservative but not paranoid about antibiotics, and why we should be even more conservative about antifungals, even when they're natural.
  • 1:05:02  A high-quality, low-carb, high fat diet didn’t prevent heart disease? What now?
  • 1:10:10  Should we deep fry foods in coconut oil?
  • 1:12:50  Is vitamin C an antioxidant or a pro-oxidant? Should this keep us awake at night?
  • 1:19:19  Ideas for healthy (and low-PUFA, low-phytate) snack foods to replace granola.
  • 1:21:14  General lab tests for vitamin and mineral status without any leads on specific nutrients to investigate.
  • 1:23:00  How do we determine the right amount of high-intensity exercise during pregnancy? How do we determine if the “stress bucket” is too full?

Links Related to Episode 19

Writings on Lp(a):

The section on vitamin A and allergies from my article on vitamin D in infants.

My podcast on heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia has general relevance for the topic of fat versus carbohydrate in the prevention of heart disease.

My favorite Exo bars as healthy snack foods.

The Genova Ion panel, urinary nutrient panel, and plasma nutrient panel.

Measuring heart rate variability to monitor training recovery.

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19 Comments

  1. Chris,

    What would you consider “long-term high dose oil of oregano”? My health practioner thinks I have mild SIBO and has recommended one month treatment of antibacterial/fungal herbs, which includes oil of oregano among others. Do you think there is risk to the effects you mentioned above from 1 month treatment?

    Brian

  2. Chris.

    Thank you so much for your reply. One thing I should have included was my Lp(a)-P (nmol/L), the particle size, also measured high risk. Does that have any further relevance on the matter? I was thinking about asking you privately, but thought someone else may have the same question and/or concern in addition to their LP(a) mass result.

    I am calmer right now. Thanks again. I truly appreciate it.

  3. Hi Chris,

    I wanted to thank you for your discussion on Lp(a). Last night I read a chapter from the book Tox-Sick, which includes a chapter from a cardiologist named Steven Sinatra who believes steadfastly that high readings of Lp(a) need to be addressed immediately. Needless to say I checked my last test (actually almost two years old) and I was panic stricken, since my Lp(a) mg/dL level was more than double the upper limit. Then I listened to another podcast that referred to Lp(a) as the “widow maker.” I felt even better after that…I was looking for the nearest bridge! In any event I did calculate my Tot Chol/ HDL-C and it’s 2.8. I had one other marker which was high, some in the intermediate range, but my CRP level was well below 1.0 and other markers are considered Optimal. So, I hope you don’t mind the question(s), but can I breathe a sigh of relief? And is Niacin, Omega 3’s, Vitamin C with Lysine and Proline and Nattokinase necessary?

    1. Sounds to me like you probably have a genetically rooted clinically inconsequential elevation of Lp(a). I think it would be bizarre to include all those supplements on the basis of the Lp(a) alone. However, I think you should work with a doctor who understands this stuff. You should be able to get a measurement of blood coagulation that should drive the decision about nattokinase. I think the panic is more likely to hurt you than the Lp(a).

      1. Chris.

        Thank you so much for your reply. One thing I should have included was my Lp(a)-P (nmol/L), the particle size, also measured high risk. Does that have any further relevance on the matter? I was thinking about asking you privately, but thought someone else may have the same question and/or concern in addition to their LP(a) mass result.

        I am calmer right now. Thanks again. I truly appreciate it.

        1. Hi Eric,

          I am not familiar with that measurement but it must refer to the size of the LDL particles associated with Lp(a). I’m not sure why that would have utility beyond just looking at LDL particle size itself.

          Chris

  4. Hey Chris!

    Is there a particular prenatal multivitamin that you like? Chris Kresser recommends this one in his Healthy Baby Code, but that is fairly old now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017O5N3W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It is the one she has been taking for a few months now. We were also considering this one: https://www.thorne.com/products/endocrine-support/dp/basic-prenatal

    I know multivitamins are not usually the best option, but I thought it might be good as a safeguard. Or, would you recommend another approach to meeting adequate nutrients? She does consume 3 egg yolks/day along with liver tablets totaling about 1/4lb of liver per week.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Zach,

      Just reading the labels drives me nuts. The Thorne product has part of its vitamin A as “palmitate”? Really? That’s a fatty acid.

      The other one says riboflavin 5-phosphate and pyridoxal 5-phosphate are both “activated vitamin B2.” Apparently phosphorus in the 5 position is vitamin B2 and what activates it is your choice of riboflavin or pyridoxal?

      Sorry for ranting, but can’t these companies afford someone to proofread the label? It makes me wonder if the numbers are even right.

      Anyway, I do think these are decent and for someone who doesn’t eat a good diet, they are a useful adjunct.

      I think a diversity of organ meats, eaten to total 1-2 servings of liver per week and 5-7 servings of total organ meats every week, several large dinner-size piles of leafy greens a day, legumes like lentils as a significant portion of starch, a few eggs with yolks every day, and a diet that doesn’t restrict much that isn’t junk, and is diverse, is the best way to whole foods nutrient density and if someone does that I don’t think they need a multi or prenatal. But most people won’t.

      Also, a multi could provide some protection against “eat locally” induced mineral deficiencies if living in an area where soil is depleted.

      1. Haha. I completely agree! It is so frustrating.

        Great answer as usual though. I appreciate you taking the time!

  5. Hi Chris,
    Great Info! But what is the reason that MCTs get converted to ketones in this scenario (with Carbs in that meal)?Is it because of more acetyl-coa or why didn´t the liver just burn it as fuel?
    thx

  6. What the Randle Cycle tells us is that we can use glucose or fatty acids, but not both at the same time. When insulin goes up, beta oxidation goes down. The diseased state is the loss of beta oxidation; glycolysis is preserved. Worrying that fat will prevent the use of glucose is the misapplication of the Randle Cycle.

    1. Hi Frank,

      I work really hard to try to respond to everyone who has a question, and one of the ways in which I am able to mostly accomplish that is to only respond to very specific questions that do not require reading external materials.

      So I can’t read that article, but certainly I will keep it in mind that you are interested in this topic moving forward. I doubt I will respond to that specific article, but I do intend to do some podcasts about what causes insulin resistance.

      Chris

  7. Hi Chris,

    Love the podcast – thank you for spending time answering all these interesting questions.

    I have a comment about you feeling great on doxycycline. It’s actually used by some doctors treating CFS and Lyme for neuroinflammation – specifically microglial activation. It also may result in neurogenesis.

    https://www.google.dk/search?q=doxycycline+microglia&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=bi2QV_3SIoXJ0gTPn5fgCA

    Not saying you have/had CFS, but it may have these effects in everyone regardless of health status.

    interesting stuff!

    1. Thanks Allison! Something I’ve been interested in learning about for years but haven’t had the time.

      Chris

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