The Paleo View

TPV Podcast, Episode 190, Women’s Health Q&A Continued

Ep. 190, Women’s Health Q&A Continued

On this episode of The Paleo View, Stacy and Sarah continue their women’s health conversation, answering a question along the same thread as last week’s women’s health discussion.

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 190, Women’s Health Q&A Continued

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (1:18)
    • Sarah has a beach vacation on the calendar, so Stacy and Sarah arranged for an early recording prior to her departure
  • Women’s Health (3:56)
    • Thought it would be great to continue the women’s health conversation with another question that will make for a great discussion
    • Philippa asks:
      • Is it safe to eat AIP while pregnant?
        • Stacy notes that eating AIP while pregnant is perfectly safe
        • For more information on eating AIP while pregnant, listen to this episode of The Paleo View
      • My daily vitamin A is always above 60,000 IU and sometimes reaches 100,000 IU – are these levels too high and could they be dangerous in pregnancy?
        • The fundamental needs of vitamin A for the function of our eyes, skin health, lung health, gut barrier health, sinus health – it is a very important vitamin for hormones, fertility, thyroid function – required for healthy bones and connective tissues – vital for the immune system
        • The role that vitamin A plays with fetus health
        • The difference in vitamin A from plants versus animals
        • Cron-o-meter can be misleading with this nutrient information
        • The misleading study that has led to an outdated vitamin A recommendation for pregnant women – and more recent studies have been completed to debunk that initial study and recommendation
        • Why it is important to have vitamin D tested when you are looking at your vitamin A levels
        • The research does not support a cause for concern with that level of vitamin A intake from high quality whole foods
        • The scare tactics that go along with pregnancy
        • Stacy and Sarah’s experiences with cravings and food aversions during pregnancy
    • When a food contains a high amount of vitamin A (example Stacy gave, bear liver), can it be dangerous to your health?
      • The vitamin A level in bear meat is completely different from other commonly consumed liver cuts, such as beef liver
      • We may consume a few omnivores, but primarily consumer herbivores, which impacts the levels of vitamin A that we are absorbing from our protein sources
      • The higher up you are on the food chain, the higher the nutrient density is in the cuts of meat
      • When consuming these cuts of meat with high levels of a specific vitamin, it is important to look at the intake of other vitamins and lifestyle factors when determining if a food could be toxic
    • AIP When Pregnant
      • Sarah would have followed a modified autoimmune protocol when she was pregnant had she known about it
      • If your diseases is in remission while pregnant, it can be a nice opportunity to reintroduce some nutrient-dense foods that fall on the AIP list of foods to avoid
      • Continuing to focus on nutrient density
      • Managing stress, being active, and getting enough sleep
      • An appropriate level of vitamin A intake when pregnant
      • Finding a balance for yourself
      • If you are at all worried, get your vitamin D levels checked
  • Thanks everyone for tuning in!
  • Sarah have an excellent vacation!
  • Outro (37:51)

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