Nora Gedgaudas, How to Achieve Metabolic Freedom Through Keto & Intermittent Fasting KKP: 144
Published May 15, 2020
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    I am grateful to have here with me, a widely recognized expert on what is popularly referred to as the “Paleo diet,” Nora Gedgaudas. She is the author of the international best-selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and A Longer Life. She is also the author of the best-selling eBook: Rethinking Fatigue: What Your Adrenals Are Really Telling You and What You Can Do About It.

    Nora is an experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, widely interviewed on national and international radio, popular podcasts, online summits, television and film. Her own popular podcasts are widely listened to on iTunes and are available for free download.

    She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon as both a Board-Certified nutritional consultant and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. Her latest book Primal Fat Burner was released in January 2017 by Simon & Schuster (Atria).

    Nora was also the Expert Nutritionist for the international online program, The Paleo Way, (which is largely based upon her work) and co-founded by international celebrity chef, Pete Evans in Australia, where Nora was the first to initiate the now popular and flourishing Paleo movement several years ago. 

    Nora has also served as a trainer for the State of Washington Institute of Mental Health, illuminating nutrition’s impact on mental health for State healthcare workers at all levels and has also created popular coursework on the Paleo Diet for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is on the board of advisors for PALEO magazine and Ben Greenfield Fitness.

    In this episode, Nora Gedgaudas dives deep into her background and explains how she started her research on the Paleo Diet – it has limitations, but it’s a great starting place. Nora explains the difference between consuming glucose and our body’s ability to manufacture glucose. It’s like a fire; carbohydrates are the paper and kindling – we need to always worry about where our next carb is coming from. Whereas, if you put a big log on the fire, you can rest easy and not worry. Later, Nora speaks about COVID-19; now is the time to start thinking for ourselves and reach out to local officials and explain that we want our freedom back!

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    [00:30] About Nora Gedgaudas

    • Early on, Nora bought into the low-fat paradigm.
    • One summer, she spent her time near the north pole - living close to a family of wild wolves. Nora was worried about what life would be like without salads and juices.
    • There were no fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Nora found herself craving fat. Over the course of the summer, Nora lost 25 pounds.
    • The Paleo Diet has its limitations – however, she feels like it’s a rational starting place.
    • Just because our ancestors did something, doesn’t mean we should do it. So, Nora has spent her time researching what an optimal lifestyle should look like for us now.


    [15:10] Consuming Glucose vs. Manufacturing Glucose

    • There are enormous vested interests in carb-based foods. They are easy to produce and extremely profitable. Plus, carbohydrates will make you perpetually hungry.
    • Our bodies can manufacture all the glucose that we need.
    • Carbohydrates are the equivalent of metabolic kindling – they are twigs on the metabolic fire. They burn fast and hot. However, they need to be replenished often. Sugary beverages are basically like throwing gasoline or lighter fluid on the metabolic fire. Metaphorically, 99% of our culture is doing this every single day. If all you have are twigs and paper to run your stove with, then what are you actually doing? You are constantly preoccupied with where the next handful of fuel is coming from.
    • People start to develop insulin resistance. Then, you end up getting imbalances in that equation, and your energy will be up and down.
    • What is the alternative? What if you were to take a big fat log and put that on the fire? You’re free, and you can go about your business. You can sleep all night long and wake up refreshed – it is a state of metabolic freedom.
    • Fundamentally, you are going to be a fat burner or a sugar burner. If you want to have a fully adapted fat-based metabolism, you have to stick to it.


    [30:45] We Need to Think For Ourselves

    • The real threats lie in things that we cannot see.
    • Companies control our perceptions of things.
    • We need to be willing to do our own homework and go to reliable sources of information that are independent in nature.
    • If we aren’t doing homework, then we are the mercy of wherever the wind is blowing.
    • Nora doesn’t blame people for being confused or jaded.
    • We have to try and find quality and independent science.
    • Also, we need to look at our evolutionary history and use our common sense.


    [47:20] What the World Will Look Like a Year From Now

    • If we follow all the rules, things will never go back to normal.
    • There will be a much more authoritarian government in place.
    • If we want to be part of society, we will be forced to do certain things.
    • We all are being asked to wear masks, even though there is no evidence to support it.
    • Healthy people are being told to stay home – why?
    • Nora is more worried about young people who are eating junk food all day.
    • If you’re someone with asthma or breathing impairment, masks are harmful.
    • WHO says masks are not effective.


    [59:30] How to Stand Up For Our Rights  

    • We have to be activists and reach out to our public officials.
    • The coronavirus vaccine will kill more people than they save.
    • We need to take responsibility for our lives. We shouldn’t let someone else tell us what will make us safe.
    • Reach out to your local legislators and let them know that this is not okay. Let them know that you want your freedom.
    • This isn’t about pro-vaccination or antivaccination – it’s about freedom!




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