Paleo Talk Episode 12

Paleo Talk 12 is ready for your ears! But before you click play there’s a giant disclaimer – my computer and the recording software bit it 30 minutes before we were set to record. I was able to install another program and get it running, but all the settings and tweaks were gone. Point being – this episode sounds “weird” and I know it. This is a 2-week episode as Sarah and Chrissy are on vacation next week.

In this episode:

Cast Iron

  • Dain runs his mouth like a caffeinated hummingbird about cast iron cookware.
  • Registered Dietitian likes paleo, questions the omission of ancient grains.
  • She can’t give up the oatmeal – is suffering from carb-crash headaches.
  • Water is boring. Sweet tea should be banned. Coconut Water yes/no? I’m thirsty.
  • Coconut milk , thyroid issues, adrenal fatigue, salami, pickles, pork rinds, oh my!
  • Fish oil while pregnant/nursing?
  • Allergic to tree nuts/nut flours – what sorts of baking flour options?
  • Link to the article in which we mention the latest research regarding the benefits of eating paleo.
  • Here’s the link to the Scotty Hagnas recipe for Hot Nutty Cereal that we talked about.  You’ll also find the recipe for his pancakes on the same page above the cereal recipe!

Music in episode 12
Speaker Junkies
“Now Is The Time” (mp3)
from “Now Is The Time”


  1. says

    Thank you for answering my question about the beverages. After submitting it, I realized I should have probably given you guys a pronunciation guide for my name! (It’s DAN-ee-tha, if that makes any sense). Your advice really helped, especially knowing that coconut water should only be an after-workout treat and not a normal beverage. Thanks again for everything!

    Oh, and for Dain – I commute on public transportation, so don’t worry about me wrecking my car! :-)

  2. Rachel says

    On the topic of sparkling water…
    I bought a product called Soda Stream a few months ago, and I love it. It holds a co2 canister and carbonates water. I was hesitant to buy it at first, because I thought it would not work well or break. It is easy to use and doesn’t look like it will break any time soon. It is a convenient, money-saving and bottle-saving way to always have carbonated water on hand. They used to only be available online (and the customer service did not get good reviews), but now you can find them at retail stores, which makes replacing the co2 cartridge easier. Just make sure to toss all the trial sized flavored syrups that come with it:)

    • says

      Absolutely Rachel! I want the Soda Stream as I am tired of consuming all the 2-liter plastic. I have a smaller 1L iSi model but I was going through it in one sitting so it became less economical.

  3. Becky says

    Love your podcasts and the wonderful info you give each session. I am looking for the link to the article on the research about the benefits of eating a Paleo diet. I couldn’t find the link on Facebook or your blog. I’m sure it is there, I’m not sure I know what I’m looking for. :) Have a great weekend with your hubby Sarah and Chrissy!!

  4. Carissa says

    Thanks for another informative podcast. You guys are my comedic relief after an exhausting day at school. I’m only 18, but after watching many of my family members suffer from diet-related illnesses when coming to U.S., I have promised myself I wouldn’t go through the same.

    I’m actually going to have my mom listen to Dain’s persuasive speech about cast-iron cookware. She’s into that kinda stuff :)

    Thanks again!

  5. says

    Hi! I am a Registered Dietitian too and a strong advocate of the Paleo diet. If the RD that wrote a question, or any other RD, is interested to get in touch with me, we could have very interesting conversations! email me at adietitiangonepaleo (at) gmail (dot) com!

  6. Joy says

    Hi Sarah! I love your podcasts and your recipes have been awesome for my family. I have 2 daughters who love their morning g.f. oatmeal. I am very interested in limiting this for them. I would love to see the almond alternative that you spoke of on the last podcast…..I wasn’t able to find it on your site or Robb’s. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you!

  7. Sandy says

    Thank you for these podcasts. I look forward to them every week. I had to laugh about the listener who refers to you as “Sarah” when talking to her husband. I can relate because I feel like you all are my Paleo BFFs!

    I have a couple of questions… Is there any distinction between seltzer water and a sparkling mineral water like Perrier, Pellegrino or Gerolsteiner? Are those ok to drink?

    Also, there’ve been a lot of questions about coconut derivatives. How about straight up fresh coconut flesh? My kids like to open coconuts. Then we munch on the meat. It satisfies my cravings for sweets after lunch and dinner. Do I need to limit it?

    Thanks so much!

    • says

      About bubblewater – I suggest folks simply look to the label on the back. I choose waters that are 0-0-0-0 (zeros). Zero carb, sugar, sodium, calorie. Just water and bubbles. Seltzer water is water and CO2. Club Soda may have trace amounts of sodium – no biggie, but it does have a different taste/feel. Pellegrino with a lime is one of my favorites, but can get expensive! I usually just get the 2L bottles of seltzer water from the store and some limes. If you move through a lot of bubblewater, a countertop machine may be a good idea. Just be sure to avoid those flavored ‘candy’ waters with any sweeteners – real or artificial.

  8. Jen Sanchez says

    Hi! I am also looking for the almond cereal recipe. My kids still occasionally ask for oatmeal and it might be a nice alternative for them. Thanks! Jen

  9. Jonnie says


    Love the podcasts!

    Just curious, where can I find a version that allows me to fastforward, rewind, etc.?

    Everytime I try to do this currently I get sent back to the start of the podcast…not always a bad thing :)…but when I’m over half-way done and just want to re-listen to a point that I missed, it gets a bit frustrating.

    Not totally ruling out user error, but would appreciated any guidance you may be able to give.


    • says

      No problem! Are you streaming it using the player on the website? If so, you can place your cursor in the “white space” of the player – where it says the title “Paleo Talk Episode 12” and click the position you want. For best results wait until the full file has pre-loaded (indicated by the green line in the player)and then you can toggle back and forth. (Like a YouTube video) If this isn’t working for you, download the file using the DOWNLOAD link under the player and you can scroll through it on any audio player – or subscribe via iTunes.

  10. Travis Halverson says

    My wife and I have eaten Paleo for seven days. Well, she’s still eating yogurt in the morning and I just finally stopped drinking beer two nights ago (I’m a home brewer who will just have to switch to home vinting, or back to making hard cider, I guess).

    I get all excited about cast iron cookware too! Hope you all don’t mind if I include a link to a two page comic I drew and Paul Wheaton wrote called “Cooking With Cast Iron Ain’t That Hard!

  11. Erin says

    Coming late to discussion. How about talking rain flavored water? It’s zeros but has natural flavors. No juice. Not sure how that’s possible.

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