Episode 45: Eat Like an Italian

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What do you find at the crossroads of medicine, theory and practice?

The Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor (RRCD) Podcast:  Simplifying complex issues for healthy living


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In Episode #45 Roger and Dr. Champ Discuss:


  1. Sharon

    Loved the podcast as usual. I am not surprised what you saw in Italy, Colin. This whole Med Diet is nonsense because they don’t specify which country. There are many countries involved and they all have variations of staple foods.

    Another thing is that it is my guess that soda is off the list in Italy. Their deal is espresso. When I lived in NY, most of the Italian immigrants hung out at espresso shops. Never saw soda in their hands. But this was decades ago, so not sure if that has changed.

    I got all smiles when you mentioned octopus and calamari because I’ve been eating tons of that all month. At my local market, squid is like 5.99 a lb. Sautee in butter, garlic and lemon..OMG..heaven!

    I have talked to many people who have traveled to Europe and you can always pick out the Americans..they are the fattest. Sad but true!

    1. cavemandoctor (Post author)

      Yes! Lots of expresso and little soda. There was Coke there in very little bottles and mostly diet coke.

      And yes, I need to make octopus a larger part of my diet because it’s amazing.

  2. Carol

    Was listening to Doctor Radio (XM station) this morning and the nutritionist was recommending a mediterranian diet which she explained was lots of nuts, vegtables… Interesting since you saw no nuts and not THAT much of the veggies. The topic was for diabetic patients that needed to reduce body fat. She was pretty much good on her recommendations about staying away from carbs and upping your vegtable intake until she got to the whole grains being your better choice. Then there was the inevitable “mostly lean meat” recommendation. By the time she said “This is how you will eat forever” I was feeling pretty sad for those folks. On a good note, she got me to pick up a bunch of onions, peppers, califlower and such and I’m roasting them all right now. But if I wasn’t sure I could have them with a variety of different meats and fats I’d be seriously depressed. Thanks for always offering the research with your comments Dr. Champ.

  3. Jack

    I can’t believe I can get a 5 on the sit/stand test! Holy crap!

    1. Jack

      I mean I CAN’T believe I can’t do it!

    2. cavemandoctor (Post author)


  4. Jura Ena

    I know how you feel, Jack…this is a scary wakeup call for me! :)


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