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Recipe: Bring on the Produce!

At The Paleo Diet, we look forward to August when our local farmer’s markets are stocked with a plentiful array of fresh-picked produce. We love visiting the various vendors to pick up a bounty of heirloom tomatoes, squash, onions, peppers, lettuce, spinach, peaches, strawberries, melons, and just about anything that grows in our neck of the woods. Right through October, there is little need to visit our local grocery chain, as you can’t beat the freshness of our locally sourced foods. Wherever you reside, give your local growers your support and stock up on some delicious Paleo Diet foods. Give

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Two New Studies Show the Many Potential Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of the Paleo Diet

The increased abdominal fat that many women develop after menopause due to hormonal changes and the skin disorder psoriasis are divergent health concerns that would seem to have little in common. But two recently published studies found a common ground – chronic inflammation. More importantly, the anti-inflammatory properties of the Paleo Diet were found to improve both [1, 2]. After menopause, women have a tendency to “redistribute” fat around the abdomen which increases the risk for metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease [3, 4]. In the first study, which was published in Obesity, researchers placed 70 obese postmenopausal

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Bill Nye – The Science Guy?

As a fellow Cornellian, I’ve had a long-standing admiration for Bill Nye The Science Guy. Alright, I admit that I was a fan-boy. I was pretty excited when Nye returned to Cornell during my time there, to take a guest professor post. Here was a scientist who was charismatic, made science exciting for the masses, and had the “science chops” to teach at the Cornell science department. So, I was all too disappointed when I watched Bill Nye take on the Paleo Diet in his new Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World. Don’t get me wrong; I wasn’t disappointed

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Physiological Mechanisms: Underlying High Salt Diets and Cancer

Introduction I recently received a question from Bill, “I would also like to know what the purported mechanism for low sodium and low cancer is?” Let me first preface this question with my original blog that precipitated the question.  Dr. Jansson sent me this in his unpublished book manuscript on May 10, 1997 (Found here: http://thepaleodiet.com/a-rare-and-never-before-published-book-chapter-concerning-salt-and-cancer/). Accordingly, the information in his book is now more than 20 years old and unfortunately, Dr. Jansson died on May 23, 1998.  Dr. Jansson’s book runs about 300 pages in length, is hand typed, double spaced, and contains the following 10 Chapters:   1.

Posted in Blogs by Loren Cordain, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Inflammation, Inflammation, Cancer

Nell’s Corner: National Bacon Lover’s Day August 20th

August 20th is “National Bacon Lover’s Day” so what better time to fry some up with your runny eggs and spinach, dice it up on top of a salad or wrap a piece around a pitted date for a decadent dessert? But wait one moment… is bacon really a food that can be part of an authentic Paleo approach? Without a doubt; so long as it is properly sourced,  the cleanest options are chosen and it’s something we include as a once in a while food versus other protein / fat options like wild salmon which can be eaten more

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The Ultimate Benefits of Going Paleo

A fundamental principle of the Paleo Diet is to go back to the way of our ancestors and depend on all-natural sustenance to survive. Some people are skeptical about the diet, but the outstanding benefits for the people who have tried it are evidence that there is more to it than just a mere change in one’s food choice. It gives our bodies an opportunity to go back to the way they enjoyed food thousands of years ago. The myriad of benefits from the Paleo Diet go beyond just weight loss. It’s more than just skin deep. It provides an

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The Paleo Diet July Digest – A Few Ways to Find Paleo Foods

Eating a healthy Paleo Diet is not always easy. It’s certainly a lot simpler in our modern world to walk around the corner and buy a Big Mac or a slice of pizza, than to find a fresh-cooked unsalted salmon fillet and asparagus. That’s particularly true in the summer when many of us are taking the family on a plane or visiting cottage country knowing we’ll be without a kitchen and the local farmer’s market we’ve come to trust. Finding Paleo-friendly foods can become a challenge. But it’s still worth the effort. Our new posts for July were all about

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Fasting – Ancestral Cure For Diabetes?

Today, we are bombarded with high-calorie foods; sweetened coffee, sugary drinks, processed snacks, and convenience food. This environment of caloric excess is at odds with our evolutionary past. In combination with our modern sedentary lifestyle, this sets us up for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors did not eat three meals a day, nor did they snack at regular intervals. Their eating patterns would regularly involve intermittent periods of reduced food (energy) intake.1 Now, some in the science community are saying that mimicking this intermittent fasting could be a simple, convenient, and cost-effective ancestral strategy

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Paleo Recipe Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kraig Menard, the winner of our Paleo Recipe Contest!! Try out this recipe and tag us in your pictures. Check out more from “The Cajun Caveman” at http://www.cajuncaveman.com   Recipe: Old Time Cajun Braised Chicken Gizzards Number of Servings: 8 Ingredients: -1.5-2 lbs Chicken Gizzards – cleaned and opened -1 medium Onion -diced -1 small Bell Pepper diced -2 cloves of Garlic – minced -2 Tbsp Parsley- chopped -4 Tbsp Olive Oil (or other Paleo-approved oils) -2-3 cups salt-free Chicken Stock -Salt-free Cajun Seasoning   Preparation & Cooking Instructions: In a pot/dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of oil

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Organic Gardening at The Paleo Diet

With the wide variety of fresh fruits and veggies consumed on a daily basis, we happily welcome the growing season by preparing and planting our organic gardens.  If you have never grown your own food, this is a great time to give a backyard garden a try.  At The Paleo Diet, we have been tending to lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, peppers, cucumbers, kale, parsley, basil, and German thyme, just to name a few.  Follow us throughout the summer and into the fall as we report on our progress and share tips and tricks for a successful harvest.  We are also sharing

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