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Fresh Sardines or Canned Sardines: No Longer an Option for Americans

Introduction From 2006 to 2017 a dramatic collapse occurred in the Northern Pacific Sardine population (extending from Baja California to British Columbia, Canada), amounting to a 95 % decline in the entire sardine population (Figure 1, Info graphic 1) (1-3). Figure 1.   The Pacific sardine population (biomass in millions of tons) has declined 95 percent since 2006 and it is now below the minimum level required to support a commercial fishery (called the “cutoff”) (1, 3). This fishery collapse caused biologists at the West Coast Region of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries to impose a moratorium on

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Keto Paleo Holiday

What’s the best way to avoid holiday weight gain? Skip the sugar. Easier said than done, right? How exactly can one do that when temptations abound, beginning at Halloween right through Thanksgiving and into Hanukkah and Christmas? By following a ketogenic approach to their Paleo regime. Sound too good to be true? It’s not.   Imagine how easy it would be to avoid candy, syrupy cocktails, and desserts of all types if they just didn’t appeal to you.   When your body adapts to eating more fat and less carbohydrates, you simply don’t have the cravings for that sweet taste

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The Paleo Diet October Digest – Don’t Take the Oils and Dressings for Granted

Eating Paleo takes practice and not just a little bit of dedication and self-control. It’s tough to tell yourself to keep walking as you pass the snack aisle or say “no thank you” when you’re out with friends and they want to share their piece of triple layer chocolate cake with you. So, when you opt instead for the fresh salmon with a vegetable salad, don’t let all that dedication go unrewarded by ignoring the little things; like what you cook your salmon in or what you put on that salad. Picking Paleo foods for the main dish and even

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Can You “Out-Sprint” Type-2 Diabetes

Our Paleolithic ancestors had to sprint to survive; to fend off predators or to hunt their prey. The “fight or flight” response (and thus sprinting) is one of our most primal survival mechanisms. It’s hardwired into our DNA. Today, we’ve unfortunately outsourced most of our daily movement to cars, trains, and escalators, and we remain sedentary most of the day. Our bodies adapted to this frequent high-intensity fight or flight response and may very well have learned to need it. Today, most people simply don’t get enough movement in their day and it comes at a steep cost for your

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Conquering Thanksgiving Paleo Style

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran of the Paleo Diet, holiday meals and family members present a challenge. What foods should you eat? How do you respond to scrutiny over your food choices? How do you change time-honored recipes to fit your new Paleo lifestyle? As Thanksgiving approaches, eating Paleo style doesn’t have to add more stress to your plate. We’ve compiled a list of the best tips to not only survive the holiday, but conquer it! After all, when we consider the food available to both the Native Americans and Pilgrims on that first Thanksgiving, it resembled

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The Sodium to Potassium Ratio in Cheese: Clearly, a Non-Paleo Food

Introduction As more and more people get into Paleo Diet lifestyles, a frequent question comes up – How do I know which foods are permitted and those which are not part of contemporary Paleo Diets?  The Paleo Diet movement has become so large and fractionated in recent years that many versions of “Paleo” have now arisen.   An interesting, but flawed adaptation of present day Paleo Diets frequently permit regular/daily consumption of dairy products (including cheese). So how can you easily determine if any common modern day food mimics the nutritional characteristics of those foods our Stone Age ancestors would have

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How to Stay Lean In the Off-Season

Are you an athlete heading into the off–season, and feeling concerned about how best to avoid putting on those holiday pounds? Or perhaps you’re just wondering how to avoid putting on those holiday pounds… period? The athlete, weekend warrior, and desk jocky all have this one thing in common. If we create an eating plan on the foundation of it being real, whole foods, we’re far less likely to pack on pounds at any time of year, regardless of training volume, tempting treats left in the office, or shorter periods of daylight making it easier to hit snooze and stay

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The Paleo Diet August Digest – Reducing Inflammation

The number of “fad” approaches promising you perfect health has been mounting over the decades – stop eating fat, cut cholesterol, take anti-oxidants, pop a multi-vitamin – and both food companies and the media have jumped on all of them. While the popular fad has changed as frequently as fashion styles, there has been a consistent commonality – they all offer over-simplified explanations for chronic disease and how you can get your high school body back. Fueled by a food and supplement industry all too happy to claim, “eat our fat-free product” or “take our supplement and you will be

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Why Olives Are Not Paleo, But Olive Oil Is

Introduction The olive tree (Olea europaea) is native to the Mediterranean basin and is cultivated in many other parts of the world.  The fruit of the olive tree is a drupe (a stone fruit) in which a hard inner seed is surrounded by a fleshy outer portion.  The olive has a low sugar content (2.6 – 6%) compared with other drupes (apricots, peaches, plum etc., which may contain 12% or more sugar).  Olives maintain a high oil content (12 – 30%) depending on the time of year and variety of olive harvested (1).  The olive fruit generally cannot be consumed

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Harvest Time at The Paleo Diet

October has arrived in all its glory at The Paleo Diet and we have been harvesting our organic garden to create fresh, nutritious dishes.  After tending faithfully to our plants, we are reaping the rewards and sharing them with friends and family.  Many have asked for ideas and recipes for garden ingredients.  This month, we’ll be sharing our Fall Harvest recipes with our Paleo Diet followers.  Enjoy! Chimichurri Steak Steak comes alive with the flavor of Paleo Chimichurri – a bright green Argentinian herb sauce. Pair it with a spicy cauliflower dish to make this a meal to remember! Ingredients:

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