Podcast 20: Don’t Go Nuts on Nuts

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In Episode #20 Roger and Dr. Champ Discuss:

13 Responses to “Podcast 20: Don’t Go Nuts on Nuts”
  1. LP Johnson says:

    Dr. Champ,
    This link is for a radiation oncologist position in Alma, Michigan. There is a private liberal arts college there, an enormous retirement complex for Masons, and a renowned Scottish festival (Highland festival). It is 15 minutes from Mt. Pleasant , which is the home of Central Michigan University (starting a med school in the fall) and Soaring Eagle resort & Casino. Close to Midland, Bay City, Saginaw, & Lansing (museums, theatres, etc.). Mostly rural between Alma & other cities.
    Good luck with the hunt!

    • cavemandoctor says:

      Thanks LP!

      I am looking at all academic practices. Thanks you so much for thinking about me, I really appreciate it.

      Take care!

  2. Sharon says:

    Very nice job, guys! I think John McDougall should be next on your hit list. He’s so malicious and mean spirited against Paleo and low carbers that he almost deserves it harsher than Ornish.
    I will make it a point to be mindful about eating nuts. I can really put them away, especially sprouted Almonds from Whole Foods, so I stopped buying them. I only keep Walnuts and Macs in the house because they are not my faves.
    I always thought Walnuts had higher Omega 3, hmm..thanks for the info that they were highest in Omega 6. I may cut back on those too.

    I think coconut butter is much better as a dessert or when you need to feel more filled up. I’ve been using Artisana and love it. The only part I hate is the stirring (big pain in the butt).

    I found some info that may interest you on bacon and nitrates.


    Chris Kresser also did a piece on this too.


    I’m about to order some local bacon from a farmer here and they do use nitrates, but the pigs are fed well.
    I will only do bacon about once a week or longer as I’m still on the fence about processed meats.

    • cavemandoctor says:

      Thanks Sharon!

      I am still torn on the nitrates. The bacon I like is nitrate free so I don’t see myself changing anytime soon.


  3. jake3_14 says:

    Thanks for addressing the issue of nuts head-on, especially the issue of being a trigger food due to the salty-fatty-carby combo. You left out two points I make when people ask me about this:

    – Protein digestion problems, aka trypsin inhibitors. You have to soak nuts overnight to deactivate them, then dry them out again. Major pain.
    – Phytates in the skin. You can’t use the magnesium in an almond when it’s bound up in phytates.

  4. jake3_14 says:

    Regarding Alzheimer’s as Type 3 diabetes, that call is premature. As many commenters noted in the NYT piece, the lone study asserting this was published in a fourth-tier journal, and the columnist didn’t consult a single expert researcher in the Alzheimer’s field for a critical assessment of this idea. As another commenter asked, if Alzheimers were “Type 3 ” diabetes, wouldn’t we see much greater rates and earlier disease in juvenile diabetics as compared to other diabetics?

    Science clearly isn’t Mark Bittman’s strong suit, but it should be Dr. Champ’s.

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