In episode 484 of The Whole View podcast, Stacy and Dr. Sarah answer listener questions from their live Q&A session on Patreon! Every quarter, we host a live video Q&A show for Patreon members to join and ask us questions live. Not only do we love hanging out with our members, but we truly do get the most insightful questions and give very personal answers as well.
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Listener Questions from our Patrons
- When is the best time to Joovv, and can it cause insomnia?
- Why did Dr. Sarah partner with Serenity Kids, starting with their toddler formula, and is there an infant formula in the works?
- Am I taking too much vitamin D?
- What tips do you have for setting boundaries around treats for preschoolers without making sugar seem more exciting?
- Is it ok for my child to have a banana at every meal even though it doesn’t help with food variety?
- How can we balance superfoods that might not have a great nutrivore score but are good for the gut?
- Is filtered water better in skincare products, and does Beautycounter use or plan to use it in their products?
- Do you have science on acupuncture?
- Once your epic garden is in full bloom, how much do you think it will reduce your need for the farmer’s market?
- How did you diagnose red dye sensitivity, and how do you avoid it?
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- There’s a lot of evidence showing that Joovv red and near infrared light therapy stabilizes circadian rhythm and improves sleep quality. There’s no science showing using it in the evening interferes with sleep.
- Dr. Sarah’s contribution to Serenity Kids A2 Whole Milk Toddler Formula was to research the nutrient content of mature breast milk in order to set targets, with the goal of replicating the nutrition of breast milk as closely as possible. She’s very proud of this collaboration!
- Many positive and negative connotations come with food, and you can still eat foods we often consider “bad” foods and still be healthy. Stacy recommends coming at it from a view of- yes, sugar is good, but so are other foods like broccoli and veggies, and that there’s a time and a place for all food choices. Dr. Sarah also differentiates between healthy treats and desserts and allows for a certain threshold of sugar that she doesn’t worry about.
- The more variety of foods we eat, the better, but Dr. Sarah wouldn’t worry about a kid only wanting bananas right now. The nutrients in bananas are great for growing and relaxing, and kids need more carbs than adults. If you can swap one banana out for a different fruit, even better, but you’re giving your child great food that supports growth, so what you’re doing is great.
- The nutrivore score is just a way of quantifying nutrients per calorie because it’s vital to identify the healthiest foods. However, it is not the only piece of information. Dr. Sarah will include how we define beyond Nutrivore score in the Guide to Nutrivore e-book and on her new site, Nutrivore.com.
- Beautycounter uses the highest level of water filtration. They also run multiple tests for heavy metals and contaminants that might be introduced via water. Stacy adds that no other skincare and makeup brand runs tests like this. Stacy believes there’s absolute validity in filtered water, and it’s one of the reasons why Beautycounter is doing these contaminate studies to see just what that impact is.
- Dr. Sarah hasn’t done a lot of research on acupuncture, but there is science behind it. If it’s something you’d like to see, requesting topics on Patreon is the best way to get it in front of Stacy and Dr. Sarah.
- Dr. Sarah is starting with 140 square feet of vegetable garden with room to expand. She’s trying to plan it as being relatively straightforward to maintain and have it at 50% consumption. She’s planning to plant some fruit trees in the future as well.
- Dr. Sarah did not get a doctor diagnosis for her oldest child’s sensitivity to food dyes but rather reported it to her daughter’s doctor for confirmation. Exposure results in an emotional reaction, which starts with fury followed by crying inconsolably after consuming red dye. It is also an immediate response, it’s hard to miss. In terms of avoiding it, awareness is key. Requesting medication formulas without dyes is very easily accommodated. Dr. Sarah’s daughter also doesn’t like how she feels when she has it, so she’s aware of avoiding it on her own now that she’s older.
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Recommended Reading and Listening
- Joovv Red Light Therapy for Mental Health, Stress, and Sleep
- TPV Podcast, Episode 315: The Scoop on Red Light and Infrared Therapy
- Vitamin D
- TPV Episode 354: Everything Vitamin D
- TWV Podcast Episode 467: Can Eating Sugar Daily Be Healthy?
- TWV Podcast Episode 437: Intro To Nutrivore
- TWV Podcast Episode 475: Can I Be Nutrivore If I Don’t Eat Organ Meat?
- Guide to Nutrivore e-book