Nutrition with Judy

154. Healing with Real Food | Liver, Iodine, Thyroid, Testosterone - Mary Ruddick Part 1

January 17, 2022 Judy Cho
Nutrition with Judy
154. Healing with Real Food | Liver, Iodine, Thyroid, Testosterone - Mary Ruddick Part 1
Show Notes

I really enjoyed my conversation with Mary Ruddick. She’s a practicing nutritionist and understands what works in “real life” versus what works in theory. We talked about what we’re seeing in our practices and what has been working for our patients.

Mary Ruddick is a seasoned medical nutritionist, researcher, and philanthropist who specializes in metabolic, immune, and nervous system disorders. She spent the last several years traveling throughout Africa, the Blue Zones, and throughout remote regions of the world to observe the diets of those not affected by chronic, infectious, or emergent disease. She is currently studying with tribes throughout Latin and South America while concurrently conducting a twelve-month study on Neuropathy in the States.

This is a two-part interview so stay tuned for part 2.​

We discuss the following:

1:48 All about Mary Ruddick
2:29 At what point should we decide that the diet is not working
4:01 Mary’s healing journey
6:09 Example of markers
8:57 Oxalate issues
9:54 Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) on a carnivore diet
12:21 Thiamine
16:08 Consuming organ meat
21:10 Who should really avoid consuming organ meat
21:48 Thoughts on folate
23:43 Thoughts on a carnivore diet being dangerous to thyroid health
26:56 Hypothyroid symptoms
32:25 Thoughts on supplementing iodine
39:27 Thoughts on fasting and hypothyroid on a ketogenic diet
42:08 Cori cycle and ATP energy cycle
44:18 Slow metabolism
47:32 Supplemental version of melatonin
48:08 Thoughts on supporting testosterone
51:01 Broccoli is one of the safer plant food
55:56 Thoughts on fruits
1:02:34 Outro


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