Episode 58: Sugar In Kombucha And Hormones In Meat – Is Avoidance Necessary?

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 58 of The Ancestral RD podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show! Today we are answering the following two questions from listeners: “Is kombucha good or bad? I hear so much good about it, but I’m hesitant because of its sugar content. I was told that the bacteria eat the sugar. Is this true?” “My doctor told me to stop eating beef and pork due to estrogen content. I can eat chicken and turkey only, organic and preferably pastured. I’m starting to get really bored of the limitations. I’m also worried that the poultry throws off fatty the acid balance in favor of omega 6 while eliminating a potential source of omega 3s in the grass fed beef.” Most of us have avoided a certain food for one reason or another, either by a health practitioner’s recommendation or of our own accord. Often it’s due to fear surrounding one singular aspect of the food, such as sugar, without regard to the food as a whole. Sometimes the restriction is not necessary or even helpful. Today we address the concerns with sugar in kombucha and hormones in meat, specifically beef and pork. Are these legitimate reasons to avoid this potentially health promoting food and drink? Listen now to also hear about the importance of being confident in your ability to discern which foods work for you. Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Why the sugar content in kombucha should not be a reason to avoid it Reasons to moderate your intake of kombucha How different types of bacteria and yeast in kombucha may not agree with everyone Questions to ask yourself when deciding on any food or drink Consequences of restricting types of meat in your diet How to minimize hormone exposure in the meat you consume How being restrictive and stressing about food choices has an impact on hormone balance Why dietary recommendations from health practicioners may not always be best for your individual needs The importance of critical thinking, questioning, and following intuition when it comes to dietary recommendations Why working with a nutrition practitioner can guide you through a personalized approach to your diet leading to less restriction and more confidence in your decision making about food Links Discussed: KettleAndFire.com - Use the code AncestralRDs for a 15% discount off your first order of Kettle and Fire bone broth! TRANSCRIPT:  Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 58 of the Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Marksteiner and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: Hey, Kelsey. Kelsey: Hey, how’s it going? Laura: Good. I know you have a lot of things happening in your life right now. I feel like I don’t have as much to update people on as you do. Kelsey: Yes, I know. Well finally found an apartment, which is super exciting. Laura: Yay, keys in hand! Kelsey: I know. I was telling Laura last time before we got on the call that we had signed a lease but until you literally have keys in your hand in New York City, it’s like anything can happen. So didn’t want to update until I actually had keys in my hand. Actually now I am in the apartment. We moved in this past weekend. It was kind of crazy because we had signed the lease, got keys, then we had pretty much less than a week to pack up everything because we hadn’t even started packing since we wanted to really find a place that we were going to move to before we even gave our landlord notice that we were leaving from our current place. Laura: Mm hmm. Kelsey: Yeah, rough week last week. We would finished working, and then just pack all night, go to bed, wake up, and start the whole process over again. Not a lot of downtime unfortunately. Laura: Yeah moving is really hard. I’m so glad I haven’t have to do it in a while. Kelsey: Yeah.