Rocky Mountain High Trout

Who says fishing for trout can only be done in the warmer months of the year?  In Colorado, home of The Paleo Diet®, there’s nothing better than a fresh catch at high altitude in the middle of winter! Check out the photo to the right of Kenny Cordain holding a 14.5-pound wild Mackinaw pulled up through two feet of ice from frozen alpine waters at 9000 feet. Worth all the effort for the high yield of multiple Omega-3 rich fillets to be enjoyed over the next few months.  Trout can be prepared and cooked using a variety of methods. One

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Broiled Oysters Two Ways

Those fortunate to live near an ocean, will most likely be able to buy fresh oysters at local seafood markets. With a little shopping around, most people living inland are able to purchase these delicacies pretty easily as well. Even if the oysters you source are frozen, this recipe proves to be a great way to enjoy this nutrient packed treat. Cooked in the half shell or out, the results will be sure to delight the seafood lovers at your table. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the waves crashing on the beach! Ingredients: 6 large fresh raw

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The Paleo Diet Community Supports One of Our Own

We were recently saddened to learn that our good friend, Eva Twardokens, was seriously injured in a small plane accident in Northern California.  “Eva T” is a former Olympic skier and incredible athlete who is passionate about The Paleo Diet and well known in the Paleo and Cross Fit communities.  Through coaching, speaking, and personal example, Eva has been an inspiration to all of us to work hard to reach our health, fitness and life goals. Our thoughts are with Eva as she begins the long road to recovery.  

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Healthy Aging: Retire like a cave-person

The Paleo Diet® offers many benefits, but can it also save you money in retirement? It turns out good health really may be like money in the bank. At age 57, the tide of my health had receded—leaving me high and dry on Obesity Beach. Despite regular workouts and a “healthy” conventional low-fat, high-fiber diet, I was needlessly fat, hypercholesterolemic, pre-diabetic, constantly ill with colds, flu and digestive issues, always tired, and hungry. I just didn’t know any better. Increasingly paranoid about heart health, I’d run to the doctor (or even the hospital) at the slightest provocation. Then, by pure

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The Biochemistry of Eating

When it comes to humans, we’re all just victims of our own biochemistry. Our brains are controlled and ruled by chemicals – from what we eat; to how and when we sleep; even to who we choose as a life partner.[1] Biochemistry – or ‘biological chemistry’ – is concerned with all of the biochemical reactions which take place within our bodies and brains.[2] [3] This means that the simple act of eating a meal is actually composed of thousands of tiny reactions and interactions – on a biochemical level, at least.[4] [5] Biochemistry is important because it helps us better

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Poached Egg Breakfast Salad

What’s for breakfast? This is perhaps the number one question we get at The Paleo Diet® when a person is embarking on the Paleo lifestyle for the first time. For most, making the change from the typical breakfast fare of cereal, bread, pancakes, or granola is challenging and requires a significant change in one’s thinking.  The best advice we can offer is to focus on protein, greens and fruits. Time management in the morning can make getting a healthy breakfast on the table before running out the door to start your day, a daunting goal. We’ve found fast and easy

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Balancing Exercise and Illness: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Let’s explore two statements that even the most novice athlete, who’s ever been sick, will not find profound in any way: Exercise is productive and results in beneficial training adaptations. Conversely, illness is inflammatory and can interfere with our ability to train. What is profound is what’s hidden between the lines in those two statements. There’s a very important assumption that, consciously or unconsciously, many of us make – the immune system is independent from the processes in our body that produce training adaptations and inflammation interferes with those processes. In truth, that assumption is misplaced. Fighting illness and the

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Quick and Easy Paleo Ground Beef Recipe

While the Paleo diet often goes hand in hand with the slow-food movement, sometimes dinner simply needs to be fast and simple, while still packing a nutrient-dense punch. For times like these, we bring you a recipe that has few ingredients and is easy to customize. It even works if you’ve forgotten to thaw the meat ahead of time! Ground Beef with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Onions These are all ingredients readily available at farmer’s markets through the fall. We recommend grass-fed beef from a local farm specializing in rotational grazing and sustainable practices. Combine the beef with local, organic vegetables

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Stanford Study Supports Eating Healthy Fats

For years a debate has raged over whether a low-fat diet or a low-carbohydrate diet is better for health and weight loss. A few facts are already well established. For instance, eating too much saturated fat and trans fat can lead to clogged arteries and heart disease. Additionally, eating a diet high in refined carbs (sugars,) which can spike insulin in the body, should also be avoided. Stanford Study Tackles Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb A new study set out to settle the debate once and for all. Led by Christopher D. Gardner, director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research

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Another January, Another Paleo-Bashing Session… Or Was It?

This Year the Annual Diet Reviews Didn’t Have Their Usually Sharp Teeth Out for the Paleo Diet It’s January. Which means another flurry of online diet rankings and reviews. At the Paleo Diet®, we await them with the rapt anticipation of a school boy sweating his double-dare challenge punishment. You don’t know what it’s going to be. You just know it’s going to hurt. In a strange way, we came to wear our dead last ranking at US News & World Report as a badge of pride. Instead of discouraging paleo dieters, the ranking seemed to make them feel part

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“Paleo For Dogs? Vets Say Trendy Diet Could Make Humans Sick”

An article on NPR’s website [1], asked whether a ‘trendy diet could be making dogs sick’. One vet stated in the article, “There are two issues with raw pet food diets…many are not nutritionally balanced for pets … and there’s also the public health issue.“ Fair enough on the first point; wild cats or wolves would not eat just meat, they’d kill something and eat the whole thing, including the contents of the guts. So while letting your pet consume plain raw meat isn’t going to cut it, this in and of itself is not the Paleo Diet® anyway. Another

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Oysters on the Half Shell

Those fortunate to live near an ocean, will most likely be able to buy fresh oysters at local seafood markets.   With a little shopping around, most people living inland are able to purchase these delicacies pretty easily as well.  Even if the oysters you source are frozen, this recipe proves to be a great way to enjoy this nutrient packed treat.  Close your eyes and you can almost hear the waves crashing on the beach!   Ingredients: 6 large fresh raw oysters on the half shell Juice from one fresh lemon 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves pressed

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The Oldest Human or the Greatest Scam of All Time?

Russian researcher claims 122-year-old Jeanne Calment was actually a 99-year-old imposter. Jeanne Louise Calment was a woman from Arles, France who has long been documented as the oldest human being.  Her longevity has not surprisingly attracted much interest in her lifestyle and eating habits, including those of us here at The Paleo Diet®.  She was born on February 21st, 1875 and died on August 4th, 1997, equating to a lifespan of 122 years and 164 days.  Or at least, that is what the current records show. However, on December 19, 2018, Nikolay Zak, Ph.D. a Russian mathematician, published a research

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Diabetes researchers still recommend pills and surgery instead of a healthy diet

Paleo devotees are still waiting for mainstream nutritional science to recognize the demonstrated, profound anti-diabetic effects of their nutrient-dense, naturally low-carbohydrate diet. Unfortunately, based on a recent meta-analysis by Professor Nita Forouhi et al [1] that surveyed diet-based diabetes therapies, they will have to wait a bit longer. Researchers have once again sidestepped Ancestral living in favor of pills, surgery and “crash” dieting. Part One of this series examined the study which showed a clear bias toward Western dietary norms, and concluded that weight loss is the best therapy for diabetes—based on bariatric surgery results.   Forouhi et al explored

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Shrimp and Spiced Pork Soup

After a day spent enjoying your active Paleo lifestyle, this soup has everything you need to relax and recharge.  Protein, veggies, and spices in perfect harmony, make this a favorite in our kitchen.   Ingredients: 12 ounces ground pork 1 tablespoon each freshly ground pepper, dried sage, and dried rosemary 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon avocado oil, divided 1 medium onion, diced 3 celery ribs, sliced into ¼ inch pieces 1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon salt-free tomato paste 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 (28-ounce) can salt-free

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