Episode 75: Higher Carbohydrate Paleo Diets for Hormone Related Health Issues

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 75 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 question from a listener: “My question relates to a high carb Paleo diet.  I'm currently in recovery from hypothalamic amenorrhea and adrenal fatigue, and I've tended toward a high carb Paleo style diet, 45-60% percent carbs.  I still get in around 100 grams of protein and 50-60 grams of fat a day.  Is there anything wrong with tending toward a higher carb and moderate protein diet in a Paleo context?  I tend to feel the best when doing so.” We’ve been talking a lot lately about the benefits of a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet for various health conditions and overall health. But do those benefits apply to hypothalamic amenorrhea and other hormone related health issues? Join us today as we discuss how a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet can be especially beneficial for those with health issues related to hypothalamus function. We share our own personal experience with higher carb Paleo diets, calm the fear surrounding higher carb intake and weight gain, and give you guidelines and tips to experiment with increasing the percentage of carbohydrates in your own diet. Also, it's back! Our popular "Paleo Rehab" program will be opening soon! Be sure to stay tuned for exciting information about the upcoming launch. You'll hear about components of the program, information on start dates, and how to receive announcements when the program opens. You definitely won't want to miss this! Here's what Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Laura and Kelsey’s personal experience with a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet Starting points of the percentage of carbohydrates for hypothalamic related health issues Why everyone’s dietary carbohydrate needs are different Why a higher carbohydrate, lower fat Paleo diet can be beneficial for weight loss goals How to experiement to find out what percentage of macronutrients works for you Why a low carbohydrate diet is not always a good idea for digestive issues Calming the fear of overeating calories on a higher carbohydrate Paleo diet Exciting news and information about the upcoming relaunch of  the“Paleo Rehab” program Links Discussed: This episode is sponsored by SunBasket.com. Receive $30 off your first order here! MyPaleoRehab.com - Sign up for our e-mail list, get a free 28 page e-book, and enroll in our program starting on October 31, 2016! TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone.  Welcome to Episode 75 of The Ancestral RDs podcast.  I'm Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura:  Hey everybody. Kelsey: Laura's got some really exciting news to share with everyone. Laura: Oh, you're putting on the spot? Kelsey: I know, I know. Laura: It’s okay. I posted it on all the social media anyway, so it's fine. Kelsey: Yay! Laura: And really sick before that, so I'm still getting over. It's like the longest sickness ever, but I tolerated it because I'm in a good mood. Kelsey: It was worth it. Laura: Yeah, definitely especially because my fiancé was the one that got me sick in the first place. I was perfectly healthy and then we went up to Michigan to do I guess like a cabin camping trip with his family up in Mackinaw Island area and it was super cold. And my fiancé was really, really sick when we got there, and I was trying to take care of him, and then I got really sick, and it was just pretty intense. Kelsey: Welcome to the world of long term relationships where you just pass sicknesses back and forth. Laura: Yes.  Ironically the day that my…I keep wanting to say boyfriend, my fiancé proposed to me I had like almost 102 degree fever and thought I was like dying. I was in the car like laying down.