#45: Gluten, Eating Out, PUFAs, Clean Eating, & Alkaline Water

Haters Gonna Hate

This is episode 45 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we tackle more of your questions. We cover the concept of clean eating, the guru mentality, dealing with haters, getting stage ready, gluten, PUFAs, alkaline water, and whatever else pops into our head.

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Episode 45 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • Intro & Random Discussion – 0:00
  • Shout Out To Our Listeners – 8:35
  • Clean Eating – 9:25
  • Guru Mentality – 18:40
  • Haters – 21:50
  • Getting Stage Ready – 26:00
  • More On Haters – 31:50
  • This Week In Racism – 35:35
  • FAO Definition of Undernourishment – 37:40
  • Preparing For “Crappy Food” – 40:00
  • Thoughts on Gluten – 43:40
  • PUFAs – 55:25
  • Alkaline Water – 1:00:40

Show Notes

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How to Tell if You’re a Racist Like Donald Sterling

Jimmy Kimmel Asks, ‘What Is Gluten?’

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/


  1. Karl H. says:

    Dear Scott and Antonio,

    I’m continually surprised (in a good way) by the integrity with which you handle a variety of topics.

    In Episode 45, for example, when handling the topic of Gluten, I was prepared for an all-out assault. However, rather than a curb-stomp, you guys were very nuanced in your response and acknowledged those folks that have Celiac Disease and others that have Gluten Sensitivity.

    Furthermore, you also mentioned Leaky Gut and how Gluten can definitely be a problem for some folks. But, as you’ve done before, you talked about how the gut can (hopefully) be healed and offending foods (Gluten, Dairy, etc.) might be able to be reintroduced.

    Finally, the concept of being “Fragile” is not something I’ve thought about before. However, the more I think about it, the more it seems to make sense. People should be metabolically flexible and able to handle a variety of foods. No “magic” macronutrient ratios or specific foods required.

    Thank you for being thoughtful in your discussions of various ideas.



    p.s. Antonio: I don’t think you’re a dick. : ) It seems clear that both of you guys care about helping people escape diet dogmas. That’s how I ended-up here, too. So, I appreciate you both.

  2. I have been following the Thyroid Summit and the Diabetes Summit this week and last week. Ugh..exhausting! Anyway, the conflicting opinions can drive you nuts as they are all coming from an educated place. The biggest concensus from the thyroid experts was FLOURIDATED WATER and DROP THE GLUTEN! The diabetes gang except for 1 or 2 preached low carb only. Tons of supplements on most of the speakers.
    Some were pushing intermittent fasting. Some were pushing breakfast. It was so frustrating and got kind of depressing. Then you get one guy who is threatening that thyroid nodules (I have them) will lead to cancer and thyroid cancer is on the rise. Take hormones, don’t take hormones..they are dangerous, don’t eat kelp (too much iodine), take lots of iodine, etc.
    I’ve been eating Peat style with some modifications and I lost inches off my waist and some belly fat. I lift weights as usual and walk and look better than I ever did on LowCarb or that stupid Warrior Diet. My guess is the lower calorie intake and I’m not crazy hungry. My blood tests next month will tell if any of this is working for me. But you guys always make me laugh and take the neurotic edge off me. Thanks! Hey why don’t you guys go on the Mercola forums and shake things up? How funny would that be!

    PS: Do you guys remember Ernest Angley, the religious guy on TV with the black, shoe polish, fake hair? Oh wait..they all have weird, fake hair. Anyway..He was selling some swamp water from Ohio and calling it Holy Water. You called the 800 number and order a vial of this water and it would heal your cancer..lol.

    Another afterthought, Scott…I live in Phoenix and I drink water in small amounts. I do what you do..broth,juicy fruit, coffee, OJ, coconut water (I like Amy&Brian’s..the stuff in the cardboards taste yucky), etc.You can also get white, young coconuts and the water is right in there and you get the bonus of scooping out the sides and get the cooked egg whitey consistency of the young coconut.

    Regarding water..I drank tap water in NY when I was growing up and I’m a pretty bright brain and excelled in school, So I don’t think it made me retarded. That being said..the water in Phoenix is horrible and you can smell the chlorine in the next room. I buy my R.O. water at 25 cents a gallon from the Water Store (yes, we have water stores here because the water is THAT bad).


  3. Samantha says:

    I’ve been eating gluten the past six weeks after being gluten free for a year or more (really off and on for 3.5 years). This week I started having a bad reaction to trace amounts of iodine, like iodized salt. Achy, “heavy” muscles, bad anxiety and fatigue. I know it’s iodine because back in January I had the same reaction to Lugol’s iodine. Anyone know why I’m having this reaction to trace amounts of iodine? I thought maybe the recent addition of gluten might have something to do with it, but I hope not! It’s been so good to eat like a normal person.

    • Karl H. says:

      Hi Samantha,

      Not that LiveStrong.com is the best source of health information, this might be worth a quick read:

      Things You Cannot Eat If You’re Allergic to Iodine

      As to WHY it’s happening, I doubt anyone can really know for sure, without some sort of investigation. Maybe your Physician can do some testing for immunoglobulins (antibodies) to confirm an issue? Might you have any gut issues?

      Maybe you have an ice cream deficiency? : ) j/k

      Good luck. Let us know if you find anything.


  4. Great Info guys!

  5. This was a great one, I always enjoy your responses to listener questions. As Karl said, you were nuanced. The balance with which you handle nutrition and fitness topics is much appreciated, as is your unrelenting criticism of racist idiots and diet and fitness gurus giving dangerous advice.

    I especially enjoyed the singing. 😉

  6. Antonio,

    Could you let us know of your friend’s restaurant that uses tallow and coconut oil?