Monthly Archives: November 2010

My favorite post (so far)

November 23, 2010
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A couple months ago, I hired a grad student, Aices Salvador, part-time to help me provide this website with top quality content.  She has been great.  Recently, I asked Aices to provide – in the first person – what she’s learned about nutrition, especially the paleo diet.  Below is her account (we edited it together). “What I’ve learned Doing Research on Nutrition and Paleo...

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What’s wrong with my Legumes?

November 22, 2010
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What’s wrong with my Legumes?

Most Paleo eaters avoid eating legumes and many people new to the diet wonder why legumes – which seem to have such great nutritional content – aren’t desirable. Let’s start with what Legumes are – Legumes include peanuts, dried beans, clover, alfalfa, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, peas, peanuts, cashews, soybeans, and seeds such as navy, broad, butter, northern, pinto, red, and black beans. The...

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The most beautiful ugly fruit – the Avacado

November 21, 2010
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I LOVE avacados.  I probably consume one a day.  I had heard somewhere that avacado speeds up your metabolism – in addition to being rich in tons of great nutrients.  So, I asked one of my researchers to look into it.  He found a great article, probably the most comprehensive I’ve seen on avacados – that I’ve pasted below.  The Avocado and Human Nutrition, Some...

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The best snack…

November 21, 2010
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The best snack…

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A little more coconut water research…

November 19, 2010
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Source: Coconut Water Health Benefits. Retrieved on November 14, 2010, from http://www.foreverlookingood.com/coconut-water-health-benefits. Coconut water is one of the best natural drinks in nature. Aside from its natural and medicinal benefits as an energy drink, it is also essential in one’s quest for anti-aging. According to research, it acts as a powerhouse of anti aging properties.  It helps you look younger. Interestingly, many celebrities (e.g....

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Coconut Water

November 19, 2010
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I was traveling with a friend about6 months ago in the Baltimore area and we stopped in this great little health-oriented cafe.  I saw something interesting on the menu – Coconut water, served in the shell.  I had heard of coconut milk before, but didn’t know what this was. My friend grew up in India and immediately began to tell me about the great...

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Vitamin D3 Benefits

November 13, 2010
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Most of us know that we need vitamins and minerals in order to maintain a well and balanced health and regularity of all our body systems. But what we do not know is the exact or specific benefits of each vitamin in our body. Now, think of some treatment that could build your bones, strengthen your immune system, and help in brain development, lower...

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The sports drink paradox

November 9, 2010
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There is no doubt that exercise is a key part of having a healthier lifestyle. Many experts say that drinking water after light to moderate exercise is fine but drinking too much water after a hard-day workout is not. Water can help you avoid dehydration, but it does not have any electrolyte content your body needs to function properly. That is the advantage of...

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The bitterness of sugar

November 8, 2010
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Here is a great article I found about the health issues that sugar can cause.  This is probably my single best piece of health advice – cut down (or out) sugar intake in your diet.  Probably nothing else will yield as much.  Below is the short list of potential issues…  10 Negative Effects of Sugar on Your Health Source: http://www.healthgolb.com/health/10-negative-effects-of-sugar-on-your-health/ Does sugar affect your...

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The Pasteurization Myth

November 8, 2010
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When I was in the grocery store buying half and half the other day, I noticed that most of the brands had the label “ultra pasteurized”.  Usually, when marketers use words like “ultra” in front of other words, they are about to describe a good feature… And, in theory, pasteurization does do some good things – it kills bacteria and other living organisms.  But,...

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