Here’s the recording of the February 1 Ask Me Anything!
30 CMJ Masterpass subscribers sat in on a Zoom session with me last Friday and asked me whatever they wanted about nutrition.
We talk about bone meal for calcium, K2 and heart palpitations, low white blood cell counts, lowering anxiety at night and getting better deep sleep, probiotic cycling, fat intake and familial hypercholesterolemia, negative consequences of taking baking soda too much for too long and what to do instead, the lymphatic system and fat metabolism, intolerances to food and supplements, electrolytes after sauna use, heart rate variability, SIBO, H. pylori, protein on keto, hair mineral analysis, SpectraCell, and more.
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Ask Me Anything Show Notes
13:20 Alternative bone meal powders to Whole Bone Calcium from Traditional Foods Market
15:54 Nutritional causes of low white blood cell count and possible solutions
18:09 Supplements that may lower anxiety at night and improve heart rate variability during sleep
24:40 Brands, forms, and dosage recommendations for nicotinamide riboside and nicotinamide mononucleotide
27:08 Dosage recommendations for berberine
27:50 Supplements that may increase deep sleep
31:18 Brands and dosage recommendations for CBD oil
31:31 Probiotics brand and cycling recommendations
33:19 Is Theracurmin as effective as Meriva Curcumin for arthritis?
39:19 Best clinical way to monitor COMT function if you have already tested for SNPs
43:10 How would you address normal TSH but low T4?
47:38 Should you be more concerned about overall fat intake or saturated fat intake with familial hypercholesterolemia?
50:59 Concerns about long-term bicarbonate supplementation and other suggestions for raising pH
58:08 Could magnesium hydroxide be absorbed via skin and cause hypermagnesemia?
58:40 The relationship between Lp(a) and cardiovascular disease
01:00:23 The role of the lymphatic system in fat metabolism
01:01:41 If your cholesterol is high, how do you avoid having a large burden of oxidized LDL?
01:08:16 Bovine colostrum for those with dairy sensitivities, and what to do about food sensitivities in general
01:17:24 Heart palpitations as a result of vitamin K2 supplementation and whether increasing calcium intake could help
01:21:10 Best formula and dosage of no-carb electrolytes to take at night to optimize sleep, especially after sauna use
01:22:35 Can a low-carb diet cause waking up in the middle of the night?
01:30:24 Why would a male have low blood levels of calcium?
01:32:21 What to do about low cortisol
01:33:19 What supplements would you recommend for a ketogenic diet?
01:35:09 Recommended brands of resveratrol and whether or not you should take resveratrol
01:38:55 Recommendations for treating SIBO and H. Pylori
01:44:26 What do you think about taking clomid to boost testosterone?
01:44:38 How do you determine if you’re getting enough protein?
01:48:14 Avmacol and sulforaphane
01:50:22 How to address edema
01:55:07 What do you think of alternative testing like hair mineral analysis or SpectraCell?
01:57:49 How to lower your calcium score
02:01:45 Recommendations on magnesium supplements and dosage
02:04:09 How to improve LDL receptor activity
02:05:48 Is milk thistle beneficial?
02:06:16 Do you have any concerns with taking 400 milligrams of phosphatidylserine supplements before bed to lower cortisol?
02:06:33 What would cause low platelet count, and how would you fix it?
02:06:53 Recommendations for peripheral neuropathy
02:08:22 What are your top three non-nutrient factors that prevent beta-oxidation or ketogenesis?
Nutrition in Neuroscience Related Links
The Best Way to Supplement With Calcium: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2018/08/09/best-way-supplement-calcium/
Sleep Recommendations: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/sleep
Start Here for Methylation: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/methylation
Mastering Nutrition Episode 11: Paleo f(x) Grab Bag: Carbs, Sex Hormones, Type 1 Diabetes, and More: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2016/06/02/the-daily-lipid-podcast-episode-11_2/
Mastering Nutrition Episode 16: Dietary Management of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HeFH): https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2016/06/23/the-daily-lipid-podcast-episode-16-dietary-management-of-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-hefh/
How Measuring My Urine pH Got Me to Love Working Out Again: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2017/08/16/measuring-urine-ph-got-love-working/
Interview with Chris Kresser covering cholesterol levels of ancestral populations: https://chriskresser.com/episode-16-chris-masterjohn-on-cholesterol-heart-disease-part-2/
Does Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease? (covers oxidized LDL and Lp(a)): http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Does-Cholesterol-Cause-Heart-Disease-Myth.html
The 5 Best Ways to Lower Cholesterol Naturally (short-form): https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2017/05/09/5-best-ways-lower-cholesterol-naturally/
What to Do About High Cholesterol (long form): https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2017/03/19/what-to-do-about-high-cholesterol/
The Antioxidant System: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/antioxidant
Your Best Weapon Against Food Allergies and Food Intolerances: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2018/09/25/best-weapon-food-allergies-food-intolerances/
Good Fats, Bad Fats (covers arachidonic acid and food intolerances): https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/know-your-fats/good-fats-bad-fats-separating-fact-from-fiction/
The DUTCH Test: https://dutchtest.com/
Bearers of the Cross: Crucifers in the Context of Traditional Diets and Modern Science: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/vegetarianism-and-plant-foods/bearers-of-the-cross-crucifers-in-the-context-of-traditional-diets-and-modern-science/
What to Do About Menstrual Weight Gain: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/01/03/menstrual-weight-gain/
Hormonal and volume dysregulation in women with premenstrual syndrome (scientific study): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18259015
What Makes a Good Marker of Nutritional Status? https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2017/01/26/makes-good-marker-nutritional-status/
Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet (use the code MASTERINGNUTRITION for $5 off): https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/cheatsheet