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Let’s Face It: Halloween Haunts Diabetics

Let’s Face It: Halloween Haunts Diabetics

Halloween treats are hardly Paleo. One bite-sized candy bar can contain anywhere from 10 – 30g of carbohydrate. And it’s not fibrous carbs or safe starches; it’s usually sugar. Pop two or three of these and, you’re looking at potentially 2-6 more units of insulin injections to maintain blood glucose control, let alone the risks […]

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Caffeine and the Brain: Part 2

Caffeine and the Brain: Part 2

Did you miss Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1? Read it HERE. In Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1, we looked at how caffeine has become a universal habit and why it can be detrimental to achieving maximal health. We discussed the egregious consumption of a pesticide and stimulant, but how exactly does caffeine work, […]

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Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1

Caffeine and the Brain: Part 1

Before switching to a Paleo Diet, many of us drank coffee on a regular basis.1 If not coffee, maybe an energy drink, espresso, or a diet or regular soda.2, 3 All of these beverages have one thing in common: caffeine. Caffeine is the world’s most popular psychoactive drug.4 Though a small amount (about 10%) of […]

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Paleo Unplugged | Boomers Rock

Paleo Unplugged | Boomers Rock

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Potassium-Rich Foods in The Paleo Diet

Potassium-Rich Foods in The Paleo Diet

Potassium is essential for normal body function, including muscle formation, the transmission of nerve impulses, and the metabolism of carbohydrates and protein. In 2005, the Institute of Medicine established an adequate intake (AI) level for potassium of 4,700 mg per day for adults. This AI was calculated based on intake levels found to lower blood […]

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Treating Malaria with Diet

Treating Malaria with Diet

Reductions in Blood Concentrations of p-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and Folate are Therapeutic for Malaria Patients Malaria is one of the most deadly diseases on the planet. It is a life-threatening infection caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. The disease is responsible for more than 627, 000 deaths […]

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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We know what you’re thinking: Grayish-green, mushy, mini cabbages our parents forced us to eat as kids at the dinner table? Not so! Once underestimated, Brussels sprouts have gained popularity and earned a spot on menus at restaurants nationwide.1 Trust us, once you master this foolproof way to enhance the natural flavor profile of Brussels […]

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A Paleo Physician’s Journey through Major Surgery

A Paleo Physician’s Journey through Major Surgery

Originally Published in Practical Evolutionary Health At age 46 I had a total hip arthroplasty (THA). Metal and plastic components replaced my hip joint (the stem, ball and socket of the hip). I am convinced that if I had adopted a Paleo lifestyle at age twenty instead of age 58 I would have not needed […]

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Carbs Wreck the Brain

Carbs Wreck the Brain

It may come as a surprise to you that our brain handles the foods we ingest differently.1 Less of a surprise is the brain’s response to foods in obese individuals compared to healthy.2 One prime example of this, is carbohydrates.3 One of the three main macronutrients, carbohydrates, especially the simple, man-made kind, are no doubt […]

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Mackerel Tartare: A Paleo Recipe for Common Cold Prevention

Mackerel Tartare: A Paleo Recipe for Common Cold Prevention

The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by some 200 different viruses, the most common of which are rhinoviruses. While there are not scientifically vetted cures for common colds, there are many proactive strategies both for preventing them and dampening the severity of their symptoms. One effective strategy is […]

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