On March 4, members of the CMJ Masterpass joined me in a live Zoom meeting to ask me anything about nutrition, and here’s the full recording!
We talk about things like:
- How much spinach, broccoli, and kale is too much?
- Can frozen vegetables be trusted for their folate?
- Do cooked legumes lose folate when frozen?
- I go on an extended rant about the harm done by exaggerating the harms of synthetic folic acid.
- We use labs to identify a probable genetic defect in glutathione synthesis.
- When to think about supplementing with calcium.
- When a drug makes histamine intolerance and blood sugar dysregulation collide.
- My thoughts on root canals.
- Should you take leucine to gain muscle mass, or just eat protein?
- A GREAT discussion on how our detoxification system evolved to handle fruits and vegetables, and why eating them can help us out through the principle of “hormesis.”
- Could low LDL levels compromise female fertility?
All this and much more!
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00:40 Cliff Notes
06:48 How much spinach, broccoli, and kale is too much? And why frozen vegetables cannot be trusted as a source of folate.
12:21 Do cooked legumes lose folate when frozen?
16:09 The difference between folic acid and folate, including a rant about the over exaggeration of the harms of folic acid.
34:02 Thoughts on myasthenia gravis and Epstein-Barr virus?
35:20 In the context of hemochromatosis and iron overload, why would ferritin be low when transferrin saturation is high?
43:04 What to do when the lab says that your pyroglutamate levels are the highest that they’ve ever seen? Could it be a glutathione synthetase deficiency?
52:43 Can you use a high GGT, gamma-glutamyltransferase, to indicate that the body is trying to make more glutathione?
54:40 What if taking collagen at night causes you to wake up and pee?
01:00:08 Does high serum B12 have any relation to cancer?
01:05:06 Should you take a calcium supplement if dietary calcium intake is low, blood calcium is normal, PTH is midrange, and vitamin D is 48 nanograms per milliliter?
01:11:07 What does it mean when after taking a drug, histamine intolerance and blood sugar dysregulation collide?
01:15:53 What are my thoughts on root canals?
01:25:58 What do I think of Layne Norton’s suggestion to take 3 grams of leucine with every meal?
01:30:00 Are liver pills really as good as eating cooked liver?
01:34:08 How much vitamin C should be taken with a standard daily dose of collagen?
01:37:41 What do I think causes fibromyalgia?
01:41:33 Is folate also unstable in frozen liver, or does it just apply to greens?
01:42:37 Is there a potential for adverse effects for someone who supplements with 5 or 10 milligrams of folic acid or methylfolate based on a heterozygous MTHFR SNP?
02:00:05 What to do when serum magnesium is high, but the magnesium doesn’t make it into the cells.
02:05:00 Any recommendations on increasing DHEA?
02:05:29 Are thyroid nodules similar to goiter in some cases?
02:06:23 Is it a problem if arginine, citrulline, and beta-alanine are elevated in the Genova ION Profile while supplementing with beta-alanine and citrulline malate?
02:08:56 A discussion of plant polyphenols and hormesis.
02:20:22 Is it safe to take creatine when nursing?
02:29:02 Is vitamin E supplementation harmful if you have a GSTP1 polymorphism?
02:33:25 Could low LDL levels compromise female fertility?