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Honey: The Sticky Truth

Honey: The Sticky Truth

It’s still mostly fructose. As I mentioned in my lecture on the realities of food addiction, I am often asked whether honey, a common staple in contemporary Paleo Diets, is beneficial. Typically I recommend a diet low in sugar to most clients, because of the addictive and rewarding properties of the substance.1 This means honey, […]

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Treating  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Folks, If you haven’t heard, a research team at the University of California – San Francisco — Lynda Frassetto, MD, Umesh Masharani, MD, Heather Huddleston, MD, Michael Cohn, PhD, and Ashley Mason, PhD — is getting ready to conduct a study of dietary treatments polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). They will test a Paleolithic Diet and […]

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Is Mesquite Bean Flour Arguably Paleo?

Is Mesquite Bean Flour Arguably Paleo?

Photo by Robb Hannawacker, while working for Joshua Tree National Park, via Wikimedia Commons Mesquite is a different subfamily of the “legumes” the Mimosoideae not the fabaceae, and the food part derived from mesquite is not the seed, but rather the pulpy part of the pod wall. Ethnobotanist Richard Felger claimed indigenous populations could obtain […]

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The Reality of Food Addiction

The Reality of Food Addiction

On a scientific level, can food be addictive?1 The short answer, is yes.2 Food addiction is widespread,3 from the increasing obesity pandemic,4 to junk food marketing slogans like “I bet you can’t eat just one,”5 to the global popularity of coffee chains. But what makes food addictive? There are many factors involved,6 as humans are […]

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Greek Lamb Keftedes with Paleo Tzatziki: Summer Picnic Perfection

Greek Lamb Keftedes with Paleo Tzatziki: Summer Picnic Perfection

In Greece, keftedes are seasoned meatballs, typically served with tzatziki. Tzatziki is a thick cucumber yogurt sauce, blended with garlic, olive oil, lemon, and dill. Traditionally, Greek yogurt contributes a distinctive texture, but is much less important concerning taste. The dominant flavors are cucumber and garlic. So, how can we preserve tzatziki’s characteristic flavor and […]

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Insectivory 101: The Intentional Eating of Insects

Insectivory 101: The Intentional Eating of Insects

Insectivory is the intentional eating of insects. It is common in many cultures around the world and likely contributed essential nutrition to our ancestors throughout evolution. Sound gross? Sure, at first, but many insects are very nutrient-dense and may be coming to a grocery store near you. One component of the Paleolithic way of eating […]

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Paleo Lamb with Rosemary

Paleo Lamb with Rosemary

The height of the summer season is upon us and that means it’s time to fire up the BBQ and get adventurous with meats you may not typically prepare. While visiting beautiful Lake Tahoe, our family found organic, free range lamb. The trick with this Paleo Lamb with Rosemary dish is in the planning and […]

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Endurance Athlete’s Secret Weapon: The Paleo Diet

Endurance Athlete’s Secret Weapon: The Paleo Diet

I ran the ACU (Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners) 100Km National Championship. I lead the race the entire time, finished in 08:47:18 hours,and won by 23 minutes! I ran this race with a total of 850 calories of a fat/carb/protein blend, finishing the race as strong as starting it. In the past, I would need about […]

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Dill Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Dill Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting is an easy, quick, delicious approach to preparing vegetables. You might think cauliflower roasted in the oven becomes dry, but dry heat from the oven removes moisture from the vegetables, thereby concentrating their flavors. In fact, cauliflower is about 92% water, so after roasting it’s moist and tender.1 Like broccoli, cabbage, kale, and radishes, […]

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Metabolic Syndrome and the Brain

Metabolic Syndrome and the Brain

So what exactly causes metabolic syndrome? Scientific literature suggests Westernization of diet is part of the problem.8 When we look at the brain impairment associated with metabolic syndrome, there are a variety of proposed causative mechanisms including impaired vascular reactivity, neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and abnormal brain lipid metabolism.9 Interestingly, at least one study has shown […]

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