Dr. Says: Eat cheese?
Welcome to the doctor Gandhari. Podcast the weekly podcast. Where Dr g gives you the tools you need to boost your health and live your healthiest life. Welcome to the doctor country podcast. You know. There's nothing more than hearing from my listeners and readers and boy have I had a lot of questions about my yes and no list of foods particularly as I put out a new book and that lists changes so I get it. You know one egg replacer that I might have recommended two years ago. I might not recommend now because believe it or not formulas change without consulting me so what I said was a really great egg replacer a year ago that formula changed and I no longer recommend that. A replacer you know. I do try my best to keep the list updated. I assure you I am always looking for new food to add and I'm always looking for when somebody changes something and if we don't get to the question I will try to remind myself to talk about the changes that have been made in corn products. That's not corn. It's Hugh Hugh O. R. M. Because I have a lot of patients that asked me about that so the fundamentals of the Yes. No list actually hopefully never change now having said that you really smart readers. Careful readers may know that in the Doctor Gunnery Cookbook the original one. I cited a paper. That said Pecans might have electon that. In some people attack the pancreas and that same paper suggested that there is elected in Seaweed. That may be problematic. And it's well hidden in that book but every now and then alert reader will pick that up. So why haven't I taken Pecans and Seaweed off the list? Well stay tuned because in my upcoming book the Energy Paradox which will be out this coming fall. I have found through multiple food allergy testing in my patients. That pecans often often often. I would say seventy five percent of the time. Come up as a food that people are allergic to so stay tuned. They may be coming off the list. Also we have found that there is a lectern in spinach that can be problematic for certain individuals. Not Everybody and as I get more data from my patients remember. This is not conjecture on my part. This is data driven from patient. Blood work as more data comes in. We may issue a cautionary note on spinach. But for now. Don't don't throw the spinach away okay. So there's always going to be great food steep and they're probably always foods that you should avoid okay so there's always exceptions to the rule and we're gonNA talk about some of the exceptions okay. Francey S. I. Heavy tree nut allergy so the acceptable flowers on the list or out of my range of acceptability I am also vegetarian. So meats and chicken on the list are cannot be dairy is one of my protein. Staples any suggestions. Well there's certainly a lot of flowers on the list that are not nut. Base for instance tiger nuts are not or not at all. They are a tuber. Cassava is a tuber millet grain without a hall as sorghum and we're increasingly seeing sorghum and millet flours available on a routine basis and if worse comes to worse you can find them on Amazon. Or on thrive so. There's multiple other flowers other than almond and coconut flour. Most people don't react to almond coconut flour. But I'll add the proviso make sure it's blanched almond flour not whole almond flour for instance trader. Joe's does sell a whole ground up almond flour. And you can actually see the flex of Brown. A number of my patients with autoimmune disease. Do React to the Latin and the peel of almonds. That's why you actually don't see almonds on the approved Nutley's Marcona almonds which are peeled almonds are perfectly acceptable but in my way of thinking there's actually far better announced eat than almonds in terms of feeding gut bacteria and I've written about that in the long jetty paradox. That there's better choices okay. Dairy is one of my protein staples well dairy protein if you find casing a to milk products and they increasingly available That's a perfectly acceptable protein source You can get it from goats milk you can get it from goats cheeses you can get it from sheep cheeses. You can get cheap yogurt. Which is absolutely fantastic. Sheep and goat cheeses from Europe. No matter where they come from her safe and most cows in France Italy and Switzerland are a to producers as is Buffalo Mozzarella so make sure it says Bufalino Mozzarella either from Italy. There's also a company that we've talked about before from Ecuador called BU F. And you can find in a whole foods you can find it in actually multiple stores now and a true water. Buffalo milk is perfectly safe now. Having said that there are a number of people in my practice who when we do. Further testing do react to all the casings in milk and even way protein in milk. So if you notice that even if you're eating casing to melt products and you still have an issue whether it's irritable bowel whether it's mucus production than your one of those people where Melk is one of your off. Food's always remember. There's there's no human need for melt were we're the only animal that uses some other animals melt product. Well cats like it but that's We give it cats. They don't go milk a cow so milk is not essential for your good health. Also remember that while there may be cheeses aged cheeses that have really cool compound called Pollyanna means which appear to promote longevity milk. In general liquid. Milk has lots of insulin. Like growth factor to make baby cows or maybe goats or baby. Sheep grow quickly so I'd much rather you use the finished product of Melk like an age cheese or even a yogurt rather than the milk liquid itself. Okay hope that helps Robin Ass. Can you drink almond milk? Well you you can drink almond milk. I find it a little watery bland. I think there's actually a lot better products out there on the market now. I'm particularly fond of a combination of macadamia and coconut milk. S- that are available. There's some really I think sick delicious. Coconut Milk S- that are available. There are some combinations of almond and coconut. Melt that give you the thickness you want. And if you WANNA have some fun. Look for several of the products that are non dairy half-and-half which are often a mixture of Macadamia a or coconut or almond melts. And you're going to get more of a thicker texture for those but you can drink almond milk. Christiane asked what about honey? Is that on the S or no list. So you'll notice in the plant paradox. Family Cookbook. I do recommend a few recipes using a little bit of local. Honey you gotta remember. That honey is sugar. There's no other way of looking at it. And in general we have far too much sugar in our diet period. That being said if you use local honey. There is some interesting evidence that they contain Health benefiting properties including actually some interesting probiotics and even prebiotics. So it's not it's neither on the no or yes list because when I originally made the list if I put everything that everybody asked a question about It would take the entire book just to do the. Yes and no list so rather than put at one place or another. It wasn't a big thing that my patients were demanding. And so I just left it off the list. One way or another but yeah honey does appear. You'll notice in several of my recipes but do try to get local honey and you know again. Support your local. Beekeeper support your local farmers market. And that's where you're gonNA find local honey and please don't make the mistake that local hunt. So for instance. I live in Palm Springs. My local honey is not from Orange County. It's from Palm Springs Same Way if I'm in Santa Barbara and my other home I buy site Santa Barbara Honey. Do I use it quite frankly? I almost never use on except to make one of these recipes. Rosa's am I correct in understanding. That much of the no list is perfectly fine if pressure cooked. She's specifically looking at squash keen while rice lentils the answer in a general rule is yes There are there is evidence that pressure cooking destroys most leptons. The exception to the rule listed on the list is gluten which is present in wheat. Rye and barley cannot be destroyed by pressure cooking. It is a really nasty protein. That can't be broken apart by pressure cooking having said that there is a protein in oats that mimics gluten and so. I've had a number of my canaries Test even pressure cooking oats for an hour and they still react to oats. So you'll notice that that's on the off. I have a number of people who still want to maintain their traditional diet. Their family diet and that includes lentils and for instance keen one and they do extremely well by pressure cooking their keenum. In fact interesting just this past week I have a family who have keen one. And they pressure cooked they're keen one or thriving on that and they invited their in laws over to have pressure cocaine Wa and the in laws said. There's no way we're coming over. That's not how you Cook Kina and you know you're gonNA make some regular stuff for us and they actually didn't and they fed their family. The pressure cooking. What man he said. You're not going to believe this. My in-laws actually said why didn't you tell us about this before? This is so much better than the way. We've been preparing it so true story from just this past week as you know in the plant paradox. I write about a woman who emigrated to La from Peru and wanted to continue her traditional diet which included keen one She developed some impressive bowel issues. Autoimmune disease and humorously her mother two weeks before her appointment with me flew from Peru and basically said you stupid girl. Didn't I tell you you have to pressure pressure cookie nwe and she took her to bed bath beyond and bought her a pressure cooker and when? I met her She said you know my mother would be you to me. And ever since she's been pressure cooking or keen while she is resolved issues so these are real things white boss mighty rice. I personally feel is the safest of the rices. Please pressure cook it. And as you've read even with with any of the starches you're best off to pressure. Cook them. Put a little coconut oil in the pressure cooker with these starches but then cool the starch. Put it in the refrigerator. And then reheat it the next day cooling. We'll take any of the starches and increase their resistant. Starch content what resistant starch means for those of you who are just kind of getting into this. It is resistant to normal digestion. So it takes longer to digest number one and number two some of it. Actually resists are normal digestion and then is eaten by bacteria in our gut so it becomes a prebiotics. Now we can get really nerdy on resistant starches but really nerdy potatoes. Good old white potatoes can be made a resistant starch but the starch in potato is actually in our to starch and it is actually eaten by bad bacteria rather than good bacteria so it's another reason to avoid potatoes even if you're going to pressure cook them now. I do have some of my patients that have to have their white potatoes and MASH POTATOES. And yes we have them. Peel the potatoes and pressure. Cook them. But if you're looking for a starch that's good for you. That's way down the list. Okay so let's take a quick break. Hey everybody it's doctor here and I've got some very exciting news right now. You can sign up for Dr Countries newsletter as a subscriber you'll get updates about new episodes of the doctor country podcast where we talk about all things. Health Trust me. You won't want to miss out. Also keep you in the loop of all the things. I'm up to from news to events special appearances visit. Www DOT DR dot com to sign up. Okay Sherry S. How do you ensure adequate potassium intake on the Diet? The Nana's are a staple for me to ensure appropriate potassium levels. I know sweet. Potatoes are a good source but so one has to remember that the United Fruit Company who originated bringing bananas to the United States had to make people adopt to a new foods. Sort of one the fascinating things about about bananas that I hope everyone knows that bananas were the original fruit that could be picked green and then shipped across the country and then ripened with either exposure to air or ripen rapidly with exposure to the gas. Ethylene oxide so that was the motivation for making bananas. A desired food source. So how'd you make people eat bananas when they don't know anything about it in the early nineteen hundreds? The United Fruit company paid doctors to tell people that bananas were a great source of potassium. That people need in their diet. It turns out the potassium. 's that potassium is not particularly high in bananas? In fact there are far better foods including leafy Greens that have far more potassium per outs Dan Bananas but it was this marketing plan over one hundred years ago. That actually made people doctors to this day. Tell People Eat Bananas for potassium? Incidentally the United Fruit company formed with the new founded kelloggs cornflakes company in nineteen o six to have a coupon for a bunch of Jakisa bananas in every box of Kelloggs. Cornflakes and doctors were paid to tell people that the healthy way to start. Your Day was with a bowl of kelloggs cornflakes with a slice banana. So that's why you know now I. My mom gave me a healthy sliced banana on my kelloggs cornflakes every day. While I was growing up and while I was getting allergy shots little did I know little. Did she know that's because of the power of marketing and is anyone who learns if you say an untruth often enough and loud enough it will become the truth? How's that okay also? Calcium is a concern so most of the world two thirds of the world cannot drink milk because of lactose intolerance they did not inherit the mutated gene that allows most European ancestry to tolerate lactose. Many of us don't have the particular lactobacillus by can digest. Lactose easily to the world does not use calcium does not take calcium as a supplement the FDA has warned that in general we should not take calcium in a supplement form that we should get calcium which is an essential mineral from food and so it's incredibly available in all of our green leafy vegetables. It's actually President Avocados to a very good amount. It's present in millet and sorghum. It is president and beans and people have to understand I have nothing against beans and lentils as long as you pressure cook them they are a great source of a prebiotic fiber. But just take the time to detoxify the electives by pressure cooking. And it's so easy to do. If you don't WanNa do that you can go to your friendly store and pick up Eden brand beans. I have no relationship with them. E. D. E. N. and they are the only being that I have found that his pressure cooked in the Cam. It's pre soaked and the beep a lie. There is no BP lining in eating beans and believe it or not. I have a shelf full of eating beans in both of my pantries and I eat them. So whoever puts out on the Internet you know I am totally against beans. That's not true I eat them. Maybe I'll post a video meeting beans. That'll be good okay. I'll look for that bottom line. How does one ensure the right vitamin and mineral balance? So if you eat a wide range of different different starches different routes you will maintain an adequate balance one of the things that has been noted over and over and over again. Is that our soil? Even our organic soil is terribly depleted of magnesium and selenium. How do you get when you're one of the easiest ways is to buy a bag of Brazil nuts and he three Brazil nuts day? That will get you your daily requirement of Selenium and. Actually they're pretty good for you. Magnesium on the other hand is really difficult to get by eating food and I have every one of my patients on a magnesium supplement. I particularly like potassium magnesium aspartame eight. There are several companies that manufacture it. Look for the most you can get per tablet or capsule the labeling is very inconsistent if you have any issues with cramps in your legs cramps particularly at night. Or if you're doing a Kita genyk diet you absolutely. Positively must supplement with potassium magnesium aspartame. And it's actually one of the better tolerated. Combinations of magnesium at high dose magnesium will act as a diarrhea or Saas tool inducing agent. Milk of Magnesia is concentrated magnesium so those are the chew two really fundamental minerals that may be lacking in our diet because of our soil. Depletion SHELLY ASS. I love Avocados but in the last five years or so. I have extreme gut pain when I eat them in have eliminated them for my diet. This diet seems to rely heavily on Avocados so I am wondering I am having a problem with them. And what other options do I have? So I have several patients who clearly react to Avocados and some of them actually seemed to develop an intolerance for them the longer they eat them. So I think Avocados or one of the greatest fruits there is and yes on. Avocado is a fruit. It's a single seeded berry but on the other hand. If you see that there is a food that you react to. It's you know like the old doctor job doctor. You know whenever I do this. I get a headache and the answer is well. Don't do that and so if you notice you react. Avocados don't do it. I can tell you. I have a number particularly women who get irritable bladder from eating spinach. And they notice it universally and I can tell you. I have purposely overloaded myself on spinach anti induced irritable bladder myself. So I believe you when you told me that and there are compounds and spinach that are capable of doing that and they actually brings me to an interesting point A patient asked me a couple of weeks ago. The more you kind of stick with this program when you go off even with a little cheat do you notice. You're now realizing that that product that food actually bothers you and I think that's actually a great observation because I noticed that myself and I noticed that in lots of patients normally we are so bombarded with compounds that universally make us feel bad have brain fog. Have bad sleep have pains? We are so used to that that when we take all those products away and we finally wake up when we add that product back our sensitivity is now heighten to the actual effect that product was having on us. And I'll give you an example. It's it's actually in my new book but I'll give you a preface As a transplant surgeon both doing kidney transplants and heart transplants. We would have people who were functioning Quite well with basically horrible kidneys or a horribly pumping heart and they could do a number of things when we would put a kidney in them or a new heart in them within a day they would go. Oh my gosh I forgot what normal felt like. This is what normal feels like. And it's so interesting. I've been so impressed that we have been so surrounded by food that's toxic. That's making us feel bad. Having low energy having fatigue having brain fog that we're so used to that we think that's normal and what's really delights me. Do I mean when it happened to me is when that lists you go? Oh my gosh. I forgot what normal feels like? And so when you add something. Back that is one of the culprits. It's wonderful because now your body says hey you idiot. What did you do that for? You can feel it immediately. So it's it's a real thing Scott from instagram. As can I drink ciders as a beer? Alternative? That is a great question. Scott because I have a gentleman who's in his seventies who has some of the most impressive leaky gut that I've come across. He does not absorb protein. Well he is skinny as a rail and his wife is a faithful follower of mine. And he's actually a faithful fowler of mine except he used to drink a six pack of beer every day. We weened him down to one to two beers per day and he still has leaky gut. So I said I'll tell you what. Let's do a really specific leaky gut test on you. And let's find out your culprit Knowing full well what I think we thought we'd find and Lo and behold all of his leaky gut test game back and son of a gun. I've been telling them this for ten years. He reacts to Wieght and surprise elite in severely to gluten and gluten is in his beer no matter what beer drinking beer has gluten and his wife you know hits them over the head with your pocketbook and say I told you you gotta give up the beer so why. I'm going to do next week when I get back to springs office is I'm GonNa have my staff call and say I'm GonNa make a swap for you. Let's get rid of beer and let's put insider and we're gonNA see what happens. Great Question Yuli from INSTAGRAM ASS is teff flour allowed tough is actually very interesting ancient grain from Africa. It's really tiny. It GROWS IN INCREDIBLY ERA. Did awful places and it's a staple of the people. I go dig wells for in Ethiopia and teff is actually a safe grain. It's another one of those Hollis grain. Tried a by tough. You actually support indigenous farmers so Hannah from instagram asked for high fat dairy products. How important is it to stick with organic dairy products? Es Get organic dairy products but warning if it says grass fed but doesn't tell you the cow breed most of our cows United States Holstein or their jersey. Cows jerseys are half a one and half a to so they do have a one casing in them. The picture elsie the cow was a Jersey cow for those of you who remember board and fame. You're better off getting excuse me cheeses from raw cheeses from France Italy and Switzerland which have all been grass fed. And so they're all organic. You're just much safer so the follow up with that. What about cream cheese well cream cheese does not have any casing in it? I mean there's a microscopic amount but it's on really basically unmeasurable so your safe with organic cream cheese as one of the SAFE. Cow's milk product if you're gonNA use cream cheese so kristen asks what about blue cheese? So there's lots of great blue cheeses out there but I would prefer if you got your blue cheese from particularly France Italy or the mountainous areas of Germany and Switzerland which are all a two cows blue cheese from England and having lived in England. I loved Stilton Cheese. It's the wrong breed of cow. It's a whole steam. So you're much better off getting your blue cheeses like penny and I do from from France. That's the blue cheeses. We use oriented so a Goldstein from instagram. As please recommend a Parillo oil to cook with well there's actually a number of parole oils that are available if you go to an Asian market Pearl oil is the most popular oil for cooking in Korea and parts of China. You can go on Amazon and get it. I get mine from a company called Dr Wonderful Which is easy to find on Amazon? I have no relation He may be wonderful for all. I know But I've been using that for a number of years. My personal feeling is that long term in phase. Two or beyond olive. Oil is your best buddy because it has far more polyphenols than parole oil. The benefit of parole oil is. It has a lot of what's called. Rose MORONIC ACID. Which is one of the secrets to the longevity and good brain health of the Achy role? Is that cute community that is south of Naples which has the oldest the biggest percentage of over one hundred year old people of any community so rose moronic acid which by the way is in one of several of my products is one of the real secrets to longevity so three. Oh three Charlie from instagram wants to know about micro-toxins in coffee and chocolate and other things and he wants to know. Are they really as bad as certain people say they are? That's a great question. I actually take care of a number of people who come to me. With a mold. Exposure or mycotoxin exposure including one of the world's experts on him. And I'll give you my take on all of this. I don't test for these things the fact that you may test positive for G to various mold or other. Fungi does not mean that. Those molds and fungi are in you or that you were ever infected with them. It means that you were exposed to them. And you appropriately made a antibody to these having said that your immune system most of our immune systems because of leaky gut and quite frankly I think about one hundred percents walking around In America have leaky gut and your immune system is so hyper on Stone. Alert that any foreign protein will activate them to attack not only them but you normally when your gut is sealed and you have normal component of microbiome with lots and lots and thousands and millions of different species. Those species literally educate your immune system. That we've got your back. Whatever you're going to swallow will take care of and even if we don't they're not going to bother you and you guys can just rest and stand down. I'm a perfect example of that. I got allergy shots for most of my teenage and young adult life. I don't have any allergies anymore. I was allergic every mold. There was I could live in a moldy house. I will not have any reaction to mold exposure because my immune system is different by the way the Italian government has issued statements that there are no micro-toxins in Espresso so there are not Because the process even if there were the cooking process the high temperature kills and deactivates any mycotoxin. Same Way with chocolate. So if you react to these molds or fungi it's because your immune system is hyper reactive and that's actually telling you. These guys are not the problem. The problem is you got leaky gut. And you got a horrible imbalance microbiome. We fix that. That problem goes away as it did with one of the world's experts in micro-toxins when we changed her leaky gut. So that's it for this week from the Doctor Gunnery podcast. Please send your questions on in. It's really fun to get a chance to answer your questions and send more and we'll be happy to put me on the firing line because I'm Dr Gunnery and I'm always looking out for you. Thanks for joining me on this episode of the Doctor Country. Podcast before you go. I just wanted to remind you that you can find the show on itunes. Google play stitcher or wherever you get your podcast and if you WANNA watch each episode of the Doctor Country Podcast. You can always find me on youtube at Youtube Dot com slash Dr under. Because I'm Dr Country and I'm always looking out for you.