Hello everyone, I am a 21 year old woman who has been doing Paleo strictly for about 3 months. I am a full time student working two part time jobs and am having a hard time staying motivated to eat "healthy" paleo. During stressful times... (more)
Hi I work in an international school in Thailand. The school provides the students with lunches. They have the FDA approved food pyramid on the wall which makes me cringe every time I see it. I have meet with the head and he is not buying into... (more)
Traditional diets and just eating real food. Pushing paleo dogma (red meat, saturated fat, low-carb) isn't going to win you fans, nor is really the one right way to eat.
Wondering if there are any acupuncturists on here... I am starting school in July and have been reading a lot of negative information on the internet about not being able to find enough work or build a successful practice... My schooling is all... (more)
Has anyone had good luck improving meals in schools/daycare that receive government funding for meals and are therefore forced to follow USDA dietary guidelines? Here are the guidelines:... (more)
I'm surrounded every day by my high school peers, chowing down on fries and pizza and god knows what else. Girls complaining about "how hard it is to keep [their] figure" while sporting trays filled with brownies and chocolate croissants, because... (more)
I've recently graduated from UCLA (June 2011) with a B.S. in Biochemistry; I did very well, and am currently in a career conundrum. I've done scientific research for 4-5 years now as an undergraduate (yeah pretty much all of college), but can say... (more)
sophomore year of high school's coming up and I need to think about what I'm going to pack in my lunches! I've stocked up on apples, pears, individual applesauces,dried fruit, nuts, lara bars, and veggies but I would like some real "meals" too.... (more)
Crock pot some meat (beef, pork, turkey), it will last you all week. That's what I do for my kids, with some nut mix, carrot and cucumber slices... oh yeah, over a bed of baby spinach of course.
With all the talk these days about teachers and failing schools, I started wondering about the role of nutrition. Certainly not a revolutionary idea, but I think we Paleos are more open to seeing broader nutritional problems. It's easy to notice... (more)
In a couple months, I'm taking my PhD qualifying exam. Part of it is a three hour oral exam, with an hour each devoted to nutrition science, food policy, and nutritional epidemiology. They ask half big questions, such as "You just ate a peanut... (more)
I want to help others cure or manage mental health disorders through the Paleo diet but also through implementing Paleo living habits. I believe that certain disorders also require supplements or bio-identical hormones, at least in the beginning... (more)
Hello everyone! For the last few months, I've been seriously considering a career change toward diet and nutrition counseling. I joke that already do some pro-bono work as I'm the go-to gal in my friends and family for questions about living... (more)
I was one of the unfortunate many that have been laid off and would love to get into a career that dealt with Paleo and its ability to heal. Do any of you work in a Paleo career or have any ideas that you would recommend? I was looking in to... (more)
I am having issues with my childrens school, the dinner staff are giving my son two extra pieces of fruit a dinner time because he tells them he doesn't like his food and he is hungry. He is having them on, he chooses his own dinner from a few... (more)
Hi all, My son goes to public elementary school. He takes lunch from home but he is tempted by snacks sold at the cafeteria. Here is the list of snacks sold in school: Doritos, Pringles, Scooby Doo gummies, Fruit by the foot, Rice... (more)
As my daughter is getting older and TV, unfortunately, is becoming a bigger part of her life (her grandmother watches her during the day and lets her watch Disney/nick jr./etc despite me asking her not to...), she is becoming exposed to all the... (more)
I am a nutrition student at University and I find most of my profs are preaching the classic SAD diet, which is to be expected...but when I try to challenge them they just brush my questions, statements and scientific research off. One of my profs... (more)
Back in the day we threw balls at each other or played basketball for 180 days a year, killing time, when we weren't doing the Presidential Fitness Tests. How would you change gym class in our schools? Keep in mind that universal access is... (more)
I loathed gym -- the rope climb definitely stands out as one my most humiliating childhood experiences. The idea seemed to be that if the teacher forced you to attempt it -- with no coaching on method, no exercises to work up to it -- in front of... (more)
Hey all, I need to do a genetics paper, and it's pretty free reign. This is the assignment: The Final Project A term paper is required. The term paper is due when you turn in your final assignment. Please submit the paper as a Microsoft Word... (more)
I realize there has been a similar question, but this takes the lunacy to new heights! I mean, lunch inspectors! I suppose the easiest 'out' for people in our community would be a 'gluten sensitivity'. Would they still require kids to eat... (more)
This story has been debunked. See, e.g., here
Apparently some Chicago schools are forbidding lunches brought from home unless there's a medical excuse. I'm just curious if anyone has had to deal with this yet or has any thoughts about how it should be dealt with - protest or finding a... (more)
Possible Duplicate: Homemade School Lunch Ban http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110411/us_yblog_thelookout/chicago-school-bans-homemade-lunches-the-latest-in-national-food-fight Just came across this article, which horrified me.... (more)
What suggestions do you guys have for optimal short term brain function. Im trying to put in a 50 hour weekend. Thursday-Monday To exercise or not to exercise? Any suggestions other than just keepin it clean paleo?
I'm a student at Yale and was wondering if there are any other primal-lifestylers going to school here? I'd love to start a meetup group to take advantage of the school's funds and research!
I'm going to start applying to doctoral programs in nutrition this fall and am trying to consider programs with faculty amongst which I might find interest in ancestral-type diet interventions, or really anything related. Paleo sympathies and... (more)