Posts Tagged ‘ paleolithic diet ’

Local produce – the best kept secret in food

July 18, 2011
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It’s always a great test of an idea to imagine an intelligent alien coming to earth for the first time and introducing them to a situation.  So, if an alien came to earth and turned on the TV for a day (or listened to many so-called experts), they’d believe that eating healthy meant ordering fat-free salad dressing on your McDonald’s salad and buying organic...

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Caffeine – The good, the bad and the ugly

July 12, 2011
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Caffeine – The good, the bad and the ugly

Health Issues of Caffeine  Introduction           Many people today consume about two to four cups of coffee or other caffeinated beverages a day. Coffee is well-known to be the number one caffeinated beverage choice for adults while soft drinks are the largest source of caffeine for children. Caffeine, as a drug, makes people feel more alert, gives them more energy,...

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Obesity Costs US $300 Billion / Year

January 12, 2011
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Obesity Costs US $300 Billion / Year

http://tinyurl.com/5td3mow – Society for Actuaries Report

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The “fat is bad myth”

December 12, 2010
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Gary Taubes, an award-winning journalist and professional writer, wrote a groundbreaking book entitled, “Good Calories, Bad Calories”.   While the book is a little dense with scientific references and technical language, if you are serious about healthy living, you HAVE to read this book. The basic premises of the book are quite simple, but very counterintuitive and counter to what most of us have been...

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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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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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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 Omnivore’s Dilemma – a brief synopsis of a great book

November 1, 2010
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            I am nearly done reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan. It is a fantastic book that attempts a seemingly simple and benign question: “What should we have for dinner?”  To answer this, he tried to use a naturalistic point of view which focuses on the approaches and studies of ecology, anthropology, and personal experiences of individuals....

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My personal story (losing 65+ pounds and gaining my health this year)

October 30, 2010
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At the beginning of 2010, I weighed close to 280 pounds and was heading towards all the health issues of the morbidly obese…  Today, I’m around 210 (slowly getting to an ideal 195-200) and look 5 years younger and feel 20 years younger.  Here is my story (a detailed blog is also available at www.paleo-blog.com): “In late January of this year, I started the Paleotrition Detox program and...

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