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Getting Closer to Caveman: Surprising Things You Don’t Actually Have to Refrigerate

In our modern society, we’re used to special storage rules from one food item to another. Fruit juice, for instance, and many canned goods can sit in the pantry forever but will need to be chilled once opened. Potatoes kept in the dark, grains kept in dry conditions, and a whole slew of things that need to be kept cold at all times or we risk that unpleasant smell of rotting protein. However, as time passes and food poisoning scares stack up, we’ve gotten into the habit of simply throwing everything in the fridge. But is refrigerating sweet potatoes really

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Dr. Cordain Interview for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

I was recently interviewed by a reporter representing “The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics” which was formerly known as “The American Dietetic Association (ADA)” http://www.eatright.org/. This organization certifies registered dietitian nutritionists in the United States. University level nutrition students must have met academic and professional requirements including an earned bachelor’s degree with coursework approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).   The official magazine of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is called “Food and Nutrition” https://foodandnutrition.org/ which reaches a readership of approximately 40,000 Registered Dieticians. Unfortunately, due to the length

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Healthy Aging: Increased awareness of Paleo Diet implications for Alzheimer’s is a MUST

The weight loss and short-term health gains experienced by many Paleo Diet devotees can obscure the diet’s longer-term positive health benefits. The greatest rewards for dedicated Paleo adherents may come well after the initial excitement wanes.  As they head into their 80s and 90s (and beyond), devotees have every reason to expect abnormally healthy “platinum years.” Sadly, they may watch their non-Paleo friends and family succumb over time to “normal” (and supposedly age-related) illnesses like: obesity and metabolic syndrome cancer diabetes heart disease stroke MS and Parkinson’s disease Alzheimer’s and other dementia   Lengthy periods of morbidity and disability often

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Eggplant Lasagna Straight From the Summer Garden

Eggplant Lasagna Straight From the Summer Garden Eggplant lasagna is a popular option for foodies who are also fans of the paleo lifestyle. You can find numerous recipe ideas out there. The twist on this recipe is it’s versatility. We stay truly paleo by avoiding store-bought tomato products and sticking with items that come directly from the Earth – as if you were a gatherer of long ago. Our recipe for eggplant lasagna does not have you buying marinara in a jar or canned tomatoes, but rather using that abundance of fresh tomatoes from your garden or that sack of

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Enjoy Summer’s Bounty the Paleo Way

When people hear the words “paleo diet,” misinformation abounds. Chief among the critiques is that those living a paleo lifestyle cannot enjoy fruits and vegetables because they contain too many carbohydrates. Of course, those who eat paleo know this couldn’t be further from the truth! Not only can followers of the paleo diet enjoy summer’s bounty, but because their diet isn’t laden with processed foods and heavy starches, they have more opportunities to fill their plates with it. And it couldn’t be easier! Here are a few tips to making use of the season’s produce while adhering to the paleo

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Staying on Track With the Paleo Diet While Traveling

As tempting as it might be to also take a vacation from your paleo lifestyle, one week of relaxed eating can morph into a slippery slope of less-than-ideal choices over the course of the summer. The paleo diet is a sustainable eating pattern for the long haul, whether you are at home or on the road. We have a few tips to help you stay on track while traveling this summer.   Follow the 85:15 Rule Routines go out the window when traveling, and it is best for your sanity and maximum enjoyment to be adaptable on vacation. Following the paleo diet 85

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Pan Seared Cod with Tomato Basil Sauce

Fresh, wild-caught cod fillets are a favorite at The Paleo Diet. The mild white meat of this ocean fish, conveys a delicate taste of Italy when cooked with this delicious sauce. Pair with fresh greens and a side of grapes for a delightful summer meal. Ingredients For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 large cloves (or 3 smaller cloves) garlic, finely minced 1-pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken stock) 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

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14000 Year Old Bread: Exciting Discovery, but is it Game Changing?

Science is a constantly changing and evolving field. That’s why we live in a world of “theories” and avoid the term “fact.” After all, even Newton’s LAW of gravity was disproved. So, it’s exciting when a discovery is made that updates or challenges our theories. And lately the media has been abuzz because that’s exactly what a team led by Dr Amaia Arranz-Otaegui did with our understanding of bread. Analyzing food remains in a 14,000 year-old fire pit left by Natufian hunter-gatherers northeast of Jordan, Arranz-Otaegui’s team found charred remains of bread-like food. [1] Before this discovery, it was believed

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The Paleo Diet Guide For Summer Family Vacations

Are we there yet? School is out for the summer and it’s time for a family vacation. Traveling with kids can be a terrific way to broaden their horizons and connect with one another. Hungry, cranky, and bored kids can also make being on the road a challenge.  Fortunately, we have a few tips to for traveling with kids, so you can make amazing memories and come back refreshed from your trip.   Focus on Food. Bring snacks! Due to being higher in protein and healthy fats than the standard American diet, The paleo diet is more likely to sustain blood sugar levels between meals.

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Getting the Most Out of Summer with the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet and summer are made for each other. Ripe vegetables line the stalls of farmers markets and co-ops alike. The pull to head out for a hike or swim is strong as the sun reaches high in the sky. Farmers Markets and CSAs Farmers markets spring to life in the summer months. Local, organic produce is generally more nutritious than food that has traveled hundreds of miles from mass-produced mono-cropped plots. Improved soil health and reduced travel time typically enhance the nutritional value of the fresh produce at farmers markets. Local Harvest is a great starting point for

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Paleo Tuna Poke Bowl

How does a poke bowl sound right about now?   Let’s start with what it is, exactly: Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, and sometimes as a main course (1). When out and about, it can be tough to find viable options that will fit into your authentic paleo regime, so when something does come across our radar, it’s easy to jump right in. But before you pick up your chopsticks, it’s worth taking the time to consider a few key factors. In this case of the poke bowl, let’s call them the

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Are Fish Good For Us and The Planet?

That has been the essential question I have been asking myself for the last decade during the writing of what is now a trilogy of books about seafood and the ocean. Each of my books has examined this same question from a different angle and along the way my thinking has evolved considerably as I’ve come to know people on the cutting edge of fishing, marine conservation and aquaculture. In my first book, Four Fish: the future of the last wild food I decided to look at the split between wild fish and farmed fish. 100 years ago, nearly everything we

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