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)
I went to my doctor (not my regular doc) today to get some basic blood work done, when asked about my diet regime and informed her on my paleo lifestyle, i literally got scolded on my eating habits. All i could do was sit there and get preached... (more)
When you look on self nutrition data which uses usda micro and macro nutrient all animal foods have horrible micro nutrient status(except for liver, brain and kidney). For example, beef tallow has 2 percent for vitamin a and three percent for... (more)
Hi. I am putting together nutrition guidelines based on paleo concepts. I am trying to debunk this CW: "Complex carbohydrates are broken down more slowly in the body, help provide more energy throughout the day and make you feel fuller a longer... (more)
Wouldn't it be great to have that same plate model filled with beautiful paleo foods? I do not posses such skills, but I bet one of you does! Here's the supposedly improved Harvard version: http://www.health.harvard.edu/plate/healthy-eating-plate (more)
I recently read that Mark Sisson's at MarksDailyApple.com consumes 60% of his calories as fat. For those of you who have not seen him, he looks like this: His fat intake strategy, shape and age (58) got me wondering how my fat intake stacks up... (more)
Recently a skeptic friend of mine asked me why I ever started "The Paleo thing" in the first place. Here was my response: The Paleo diet has endured for over 1 million consecutive years while the USDA has been pushing the 4 food groups for... (more)
Which rat gets fat? Introduction: Background: The USDA recommends 45-65% carbohydrate, 10-35% protein and 20-35% fat calories for Adults(19 years and older). -USDA Dietary Guidelines 2010 -pg. 15 The following statement suggests the USDA... (more)
The lie: See this label, and bucolic scenes of grassy fields with healthy, happy cows probably come to mind. Think again. "Grass-fed" is a term that's sort-of regulated by the USDA, who has defined it to mean that an animal ate 100 percent grass... (more)
When I see a free/range label on a carton of eggs, I always envision the chickens who laid the eggs roaming free on a home on the range with rolling pastures of green foliage. A "free range" label on chicken eggs might sway me to buy them for an... (more)
http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/20110630_usda-finds-in-favor-of-grass-fed-cows Came across this article today. It's so encouraging to me to see this type of article... I try to be an optimist, and maybe things are starting to change in the food... (more)
This question occured to me recently. It seems like every person I've ever met in the States who tries to eat healthy is not following this stuff to the T. At some point most end up going overboard on the sugar or other refined carbs. After 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)
Actually, they are the "proposed" guidelines. But I wouldn't hold my breath expecting anything different from what's offered here, at the official website: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm Jimmy Moore's take-down:... (more)
The more doubts we can throw out there , the more likely we are to see changes. We need baby steps, I highlydoubt we would see a vivid transformation from SAD to Paleo because of information... If we crack the egg, a bit at a time we could see the... (more)
I'm sure you're all aware of this conference. http://blip.tv/weston-a-price-foundation/critique-of-the-2010-usda-dietary-guidelines-with-powerpoint-4879125 I was thinking of sending it to my family (adult sisters and aging parents) to begin to... (more)
This is a random question. My job requires me to have a lot of 1:1 meetings with strangers. Usually, it's a meeting over breakfast or lunch. It is SO hard not to judge people based on what they choose to put in their mouth! I have seen four types:... (more)
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYLMTvxOaeE
http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm There's apparently a webcast that will appear on the site soon, explaining the latest changes.
I'm not a huge fan of the Agriculture Deparment (and after attending the Weston A. Price conference this weekend, I'm even less a fan), but this seems like a good... (more)
Personally, I'm a fan of the Locavore app. It shows you farmers markets near you, and it also shows you what is in season in your area, or whatever geographical area you want to look up.
I think this is a pretty neat question to ask. Who would you appoint as head of the USDA and FDA? And why? Personally for the USDA, Melissa McEwen would be my first choice. For the FDA, I'm not 100%, but Chris Masterjohn would be on the top of... (more)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
Who wants to do Whole30 with me?
Paleo and Body Type Theory?