I don't like trans-fats, heck I don't even touch the stuff or look at it for that matter, I think it's downright garbage. However, the CW-worshiping crowd that runs the FDA, USDA, and all these crap agencies often group trans-fats along with... (more)
In terms of food, vitamins, or otherwise? I'm wondering if the CW is based on the assumption that everyone's consuming factory-farmed meat, industrial oils, and aspartame. If so, what restrictions or guidelines would not apply to one eating a... (more)
I feel compelled to write to paleo folks because I am a curriculum developer, currently working on a program that requires a focus on family nutrition. As you folks already know, CW is highly grain-based, something that I KNOW is a huge detriment,... (more)
I think I might have some kind of autoimmune thing, but I've never been to a doctor. I'm considering going now, although many of the health issues I have/had are now greatly diminished or nonexistent - as long as i'm eating right. I'm... (more)
Paleo lifestyle challenges a lot of CW, especially on diet and fitness regimen. That understood, is BMI still a valid rubric, or are there better ways to understand ratios of bone, muscle, and fat when wanting to improve fitness?
One of the (non Paleo) blogs I read is about personal finance, but it regularly includes recipes that the author feeds his family (three small children) with. He has a very CW, vegan/ vegetarian approach. This is his latest offering. He's... (more)
My mother is on the heavy side but not morbidly obese. She probably needs to loose 30 or 40 pounds. She recently went to the doctor and they did a bunch of tests. She is pre-diabetic, apparently has a "relatively fast" metabolism (they did a test... (more)
If you haven't yet bought GCBC, consider holding up on that. Although in my opinion, it is an excellent read, I don't believe it is what will be most helpful to your Mom right now. It's a pretty heavy read with alot of info that for your Mom right... (more)
I'm considering a Regestered Dietician, but I know that if I work in a clinical environment I'll be forced to preach about heart-healthy whole grains and heart-healthy canola oil and artery-clogging saturated fat. Could I become a dietician and... (more)
How come Conventional Wisdom is always preaching to us that our diets should be low in fat, but then tells us to increase the amount of MUFAS in our diet. Isn't this kinda contradicting itself? The other day I saw on a bag of pistachios how... (more)
I might be accepting a job to work on a county coalition to promote healthy lifestyles, community outreach, write some articles and tackle issues like childhood obesity by working with local elementary schools. I'm excited but also a little... (more)
First, some background. After a lifetime of suffering with Topic-A dermatitis and fibromyalgia, respectively, my mom and dad got tested for food allergies and discovered many culprits, which, once eliminated from their diets relieved most of their... (more)
But how do you explain allergies to paleo-friendly foods like meat? I have friends who have "allergic" reactions to CAFO meat, but not grass-finished/antibiotic-free meat.
Hi everyone, I've recently found myself at the crossroads and I'm hoping to get some answers here. Three years ago I had a baby and had to lose about 25 lbs. I lost it over the course of the year eating low-fat, high-carb small portions and... (more)
This morning I was watching the Today Show and a nutritionist came on giving tertiary nutrition advice ("don't eat while standing up because in so-and-so study people who ate standing up vs sitting down ate 30% more calories at the next meal",... (more)
So after learning about ancestral lifestyle and health and watching the Burzynski movie, the hubby and I've stopped donating to conventional non-profits like American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, etc. because they are mouthpiece for... (more)
I clicked on the link to this article leery of what foods it would tell me I should "never eat," expecting red meat or eggs. Turns out, it advises against grain-fed beef, non-organic apples & potatoes, microwaved popcorn (due to chemicals in... (more)
Mark Sisson and other have noted that, on occasion, CW turns out to be right (e.g., cigarettes are bad for you). Where have you discovered your own little "islands" where it turns out that CW is right, or seems to be? My own answer....calories... (more)
Could it be that the federal government pushes whole grains, vegetable oil, low-fat milk, low fat diets, 25 grams of soy protein a day, etc as some part of a great conspiracy theory to get us all sick, even though they secretly know it's bad for us? (more)
I watched in horror this morning while a dietician laid out a diet plan to prevent childhood obesity on the PBS program "A Place of Our Own". It was basically: Limit protein to 1-2 (1 1/2oz.) servings per day of lean protein like fish 6-7... (more)
I just read this fascinating interview about bone health with Ron Rosedale. The interview is long, but well worth reading. Here are a few takeaway points: Current medical treatments for osteoporosis like Fosamax inhibit old bone turnover. They... (more)
Study: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227183452.htm For me it's inexpressible how stunning this finding is, I'm happy , however, for many diabetic people whose doctors will hopefully start to advise them to cut back on sugars. I just... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?