Friday, October 17, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #234

By Diana Hsieh

Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!

The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions of the Rodeo are collected on this page.

What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:

A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.
The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.

Here is this week's edition:
Kris Gunnars presents Whey Protein 101: Surprising Benefits of Powders and Shakes posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "This is a detailed article about whey protein, a type of protein shown to have numerous benefits for muscle mass, strength, fat loss and overall health."

Crystal presents TPS 32: That Sugar Film with Damon Gameau posted at The Primal Shift Podcast, saying, "Crystal, Jo and Charby interview film star Damon Gameau about his 'super size me" style-experiment where he ate the Australian average of 40 teaspoons of sugar every day in so called "healthy foods" like juices, low fat yoghurt and breakfast cereals (including products that carry the heart foundation approved tick) for 60 days and filmed the results for his upcoming documentary "That Sugar Film."."

Kevin Geary presents The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "An awesome look at changing your mindset and find the 6 pillars to phenomenaly changing your body and mind!"

Eileen Laird presents Angela's Autoimmune Success Story posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "By the time Angela was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, she was so disabled, she could no longer care for her children. Now, after 3 years on a ketogenic paleo diet, her symptoms are 85% gone, and she's been able to reclaim her life."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Butternut Squash Soup, A Velvety Fall Soup posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe is silky, smooth, warm and perfect for fall! The butternut squash is sweet and creamy and the flavors go with practically any protein. Try it alongside a juicy steak or salmon!"

Melissa Joulwan presents How to Crack a Coconut posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Easy instructions to crack a coconut and make it simple to remove the yummy flesh from the shell. SO much tastier than dried."

Melissa presents How to donate to food banks the paleo way posted at Focus Paleo, saying, "Food banks are lacking in donations that can be given to those trying to eat around food allergies. Also, giving is down across America. Please consider donating to your local food bank and a regular basis. I hope this blog post makes it easier for you to know what to donate, and what to avoid. Remember; just because someone is struggling financially doesn't mean their food allergies are going to go away."

Sean Coonce presents Fish Oil for Epilepsy and Neurological Function posted at Pastured Kitchen, saying, "Fish oil is a potent supplement that can enhance neurological function, aid in depression and even in some cases help seizure control."

Louise Hendon presents How the History of Halloween Can Make YOU a Little Bit Healthier posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Halloween, along with Thanksgiving, is surely viewed as one of the least healthy times of year. But do you know how Halloween started?"

Louise Hendon presents Paleo Coconut Butter Balls Dipped In Dark Chocolate posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "This Paleo dessert recipe is amazing and easy to make – it also looks fantastic if you have guests over."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #160: Type 2 diabetes, Winter Skincare, Cooking Temperature and RD vs. NTP posted at Diane Sanfilippo, saying, "The latest podcast from Liz and Diane! Here all about the new book Diane received this week and here Liz talk about her runaway cows!"

Sabine presents Pollock Cakes posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Transform the bland taste of pollock into tasty goodness!"

Kris Gunnars presents 6 Proven Ways to Lose Belly Fat (No. 2 and 3 are Best) posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Belly fat is the most harmful fat in your body, linked to many diseases. Here are 6 ways to lose belly fat, supported by science."

Eileen Laird presents Podcast Ep. 3: Autoimmune Protocol with Sarah Ballantyne posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "I’m joined be autoimmune expert, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne. She shares her personal healing story, gives an overview of the AIP, and takes a big picture look at the scientific basis for how and why it works. The AIP can be hard, so it’s really helpful to understand the reasoning behind it. Get ready to geek out on some science!"

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Asian-Glazed Pork Sides, A Sweet and Crispy Appetizer posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe for Paleo pork sides is fast, REALLY REALLY easy, sweet (with a hint of heat) and perfect for any dinner party or occasion. You can make a lot very easily, it travels well, and the textures and flavors are awesome! Try it with our Paleo Cucumber Salad!"

Vanessa Green presents A story of three hikers: Paleo is part of a holistic approach we need for medicine posted at Fitbynature, saying, "We all know the saying ‘let thy food be thy medicine’. But instead of food as medicine, people today see food vs. medicine; it’s one or the other. What if there was one big shebang solution that could help longevity for all, not just the sick but the healthy too. Isn’t it time we stopped seeking relief but instead vitality?"

Kevin Geary presents Bulletproof Coffee Warning: 3 Potentially Disastrous Problems posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "Is Bulletproof Coffee all its cracked up to be? Is it really beneficial to your health or is it hurting more than helping. Read on to find out!"

Meghanne Reburn RM presents It's my b-day ya'll and there are some big things on the horizion posted at The Modern Paleo Midwife, saying, "Change of seasons, my birthday and a big trip to visit Real Food Liz on her homestead!"

Laura P presents Slow Cooker Maple Apple Butter posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "Apples are the perfect fall food, and they are everywhere right now! This maple-sweetened apple butter is a breeze to make in the slow cooker, and goes great on everything from roasted squash, to pork chops or just by the spoonful!"

Steve Kirsch presents Losing the forest for the trees. Or why you don't need any of that crap to start eating paleo. posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "It seems like the 'bio-hacks" are overtaking the "basic paleo" some days. Back to basics I go."

Steve Kirsch presents The intersection of genetics and environment posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "Sometimes the apple does not fall far from the tree. A story of family."

Nell Stephenson presents Why Am I So Fat The Movie posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson asks readers to donate to a campaign for a Kickstarter fund to raise money to help the Why Am I So Fat campaign fund."

Vanessa Green presents Is eating insects as Paleo, as nutrient dense, as sustainable, as we can go? posted at Fitbynature, saying, "There’s a current trend toward eating insects, even farming them to meet the needs of an increasingly interested cuisine. If we look at it, first in the form of organic agriculture, more recently in the form of a Paleo Diet lifestyle, our return and need for nutrient density seems to lend itself inevitably to our most Paleo effort yet: insect harvesting, farming, processing and, of course, dining. We all know that we are what we eat. Perhaps you’ve also come to the realization that we are what we eat eats: the grass from the good soil that the cows eat determines exactly what we eat. But insects are the reason we do both those things."

Clare Gravolet presents Indian Spiced Green Eggs posted at Happy Eater, saying, "Eggs are nutritious and tasty, but sometimes I need to mix things up a bit and get more creative with my breakfast. I came up with this recipe for Indian-Spiced green eggs!"

Tarah presents Eating Paleo at Disney World...Again posted at What I Gather, saying, "A recap of our recent trip to Disney World with my top tips and restaurant recommendations for sticking to a Paleo diet at Disney."

Clare Gravolet presents Paleo Food Friday #4 posted at Happy Eater, saying, "I started doing a weekly 'Paleo Food Friday" post for those who were asking what "being Paleo" looked like on a day to day basis. This post has some good eats from this week!"
Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! So if you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Upcoming Radio Shows


Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on most Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Sunday morning, 5 October 2014: Q&A on Psychics in a Free Society, Fear of a Worthless Life, and More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Sunday morning, 5 October 2014.
  • Question 1: Psychics in a Free Society: In a free society, would psychics be prosecuted for fraud? How would the government in a rational, free-market system handle people and businesses, such as the Psychic Friends Network, which claim to have psychic powers (such as being able to talk to the dead) and charge the gullible hundreds of dollars in fees for "spiritual consultations"? Would the government prosecute such people for fraud? Or would the government have a "caveat emptor" attitude and say, "If people want to waste their money on that nonsense, that's their rightful prerogative"?
  • Question 2: Fear of Leading a Worthless Life: How can I overcome my fear of leading a value-less life? Ever since I was young, I've had an overwhelming fear of leading a valueless life. I saw my parent and other adult role models live this way. There was nothing in their life: they never strived for anything, never had dreams, and tended to discourage dreams from others. I always thought that I would be different. I always thought that I could live in a fulfilled way. But slowly I noticed that I was falling into their path. I didn't start college till 23 because of student aid issues. Until then I worked minimum wage, and I went without food some days. Now at 26, I have a 2 year degree. Even with my new job I still live in a drug and prostitution infested ghetto in Philadelphia because this is the only place I can afford. After calculating how long it will take me to get my career off the ground, I could graduate with a MS by thirty or thirty two. But noticing the patterns that I see in other people, I have this overwhelming fear that all attempts at achieving a value will slowly slip my grasp. I constantly needed to push values off till tomorrow until I get today straightened out. I am scared that tomorrow will never come. I have so many goals and dreams and values but I might never get to achieve them. I see it so clearly sometimes: 45, divorced, alone, with nothing to show for my hard work, debt, a giant mortgage or even worse perpetual renting, and my only outlet going to the pub with other Philly white trash middle-agers. How can rational philosophy help me gain perspective on this fear that I have had since a kid?
The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 5 October 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


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28 September 2014: Q&A on Atheistic Afterlife, Tip Jar, Concealing a Pet, and More

I answered these questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Is it wrong for an atheist to believe in some kind of afterlife? What's the deal with the tip jar? It is wrong to keep my pet a secret from my landlord?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

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The Paleo Rodeo #233

By Diana Hsieh

Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!

The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions of the Rodeo are collected on this page.

What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:

A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.
The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.

Here is this week's edition:
Ruth presents How to Get Rid of Melasma posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Melasma (skin pigmentation) is no fun, and it's difficult to get rid of. But get rid of it I did, using a combination of natural treatments. Find out how!"

Eileen Laird presents Episode 02: Paleo 101 posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "In the first episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast, we shared real-life examples of what reversing autoimmune disease looks like. Today, I'm joined by paleo expert, Liz Wolfe, to bust the myths and help everyone understand why paleo is a healthy way to live and eat. As always, I'll be filtering all of this information through the lens of autoimmunity."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Pancetta Stuffed Mushrooms, A Dinner Party Appetizer posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Got a lot to do for your next dinner party? Grab the family! Stuffing these mushrooms is so easy, it's the perfect job for kids! Ready in 20 minutes from prep to serve!"

Louise Hendon presents How to Detoxify Your Organs posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Guest post by Christopher James Clark on how to support and detoxify our organs."

Louise Hendon presents The Quick and Dirty Guide to Corn: Why It’s NOT Healthy or Paleo posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Is corn healthy? This article examines how nutritious corn is as well as its potential toxicity."

Tarah presents Paleo Road Trip: Packing for Baby, What We Ate...and Wholegrain Mustard White Sweet Potato Salad Recipe posted at What I Gather, saying, "The title says it all! A rundown of how we planned to stick to a healthy, Paleo diet on our recent vacation and a great road trip recipe for sweet potato salad."

Amy Kubal presents The Last Blog Post You Ever Need To Read To Be Successful - (Seriously) posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "If you've been searching for the magic formula to health, weight loss, performance and an optimal life - you're in luck! Here it is!!"

Clare Gravolet presents Cinnamon Apple "Oatmeal" posted at Happy Eater, saying, "I used to love oatmeal. It was so comforting! Now I have a Paleo version for chilly mornings!"

Clare Gravolet presents Apple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie posted at Happy Eater, saying, "Fall weather in Houston involves many 80-90 degree days, so this smoothie recipe is perfect for the warm weather and the Fall season!"
Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! So if you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Upcoming Radio Shows


Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on most Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Sunday morning, 28 September 2014: Q&A on Afterlife without God, Concealing a Pet, and More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Sunday morning, 28 September 2014.
  • Question 1: Afterlife without God: Is it wrong for an atheist to believe in some kind of afterlife? I don't believe in God, but I hate to think that this life is all that I have. I can't stand the thought of never again seeing my parents, my children, or my friends again. So is it wrong to think that some kind of afterlife might exist? What's the harm?
  • Question 2: Concealing a Pet from a Landlord: It is wrong to keep my pet a secret from my landlord? My fiancĂ©e and I own a cat. By the rules of our apartment, we should notify our landlord and pay monthly pet rent and deposits. However, we keep a cleaner apartment than the majority of people without pets. If the cat’s not tearing up carpet and peeing on walls, I don’t feel I should pay more than say someone who is disrespectful of the property and causes more damage to the unit. Moreover, I recently heard firsthand from a group of experienced landlords that they prefer cleaner tenants with pets as opposed to straight up dirty tenants. So should I fess up and pay or not?
The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 28 September 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


Recent Podcasts


The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the podcast archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

21 September 2014: Q&A on Blaming Crime Victims, Constitutional Carry, Hijacking Ideas, More

I answered these questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Is it wrong to suggest that a crime victim should have taken greater precautions? Should concealed carry permits be required to carry firearms concealed? What can be done to prevent the hijacking of Ayn Rand's ideas?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

Recent Blog Posts


Here are last week's posts to Philosophy in Action's blog NoodleFood, ordered from oldest to newest. Don't miss a post: subscribe to NoodleFood's RSS Feed.
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Friday, September 26, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #232

By Diana Hsieh

Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!

The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions of the Rodeo are collected on this page.

What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:

A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.
The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.

Here is this week's edition:
Kris Gunnars presents 10 Similarities Between Sugar, Junk Food and Abusive Drugs posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Refined sugar and highly processed junk foods affect the brain in many similar ways as addictive, abusive drugs like cocaine."

Paul Jaminet presents Does PHD Immediately Normalize the Bodyweight Set Point? posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Body weight set points are elevated in the obese and conventionally are thought to be very difficult to reset. However, it looks like a Perfect Health Diet based diet and lifestyle program at our Perfect Health Retreats resets the set point to a normal weight within a few days. I present evidence to this effect in this post."

Eileen Laird presents Easy Crispy Duck Breast posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "My favorite recipes are both simple and delicious. The only ingredients in this one are duck breasts and sea salt. It cooks in only 20 minutes. And the taste - divine!"

Kevin Geary presents The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "Learn about the 6 pillars that can help you overcome common Dieting pitfalls and give you the healthiest body and mind possible!"

Vanessa Green presents Why we should all start thinking Paleo too posted at Fitbynature, saying, "We're all going Paleo for our health. We should eat the foods our bodies we're designed to eat and move the way they we're meant to, back to a time when we were eating and moving more like our ancestors, unaffected by the degenerative diseases we see in our modern culture. But how do we think Paleo? Can we un-think all our modern technology and advancements?"

Vanessa Green presents Why the squat is our most Paleo exercise: posted at Fitbynature, saying, "In a Paleo approach we know we should eat the foods our bodies we're designed to eat and we should move the way they we're meant to. All of us squat every day. Every time you sit down in a chair, that’s a squat. Every time you get up from a chair, that’s a squat too. Through the squat, our hips are meant to flex, knees bend and ankles dorsi-flex. It’s a comfy resting position. But surely we’ve progressed: why not use a chair?"

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #158: Low-carb diets, Microwaves, Paleo newbies and free-range chickens posted at Diane Sanfilippo, saying, "This week Diane and Liz talk about using a microwave, tailgating, new to Paleo issues and more!"

Nell Stephenson presents Bagna Cauli Cauda Recipe posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson shares a recipe for her version of Bagna Cauda with the surprising addition of cauliflower."
Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! So if you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Upcoming Radio Shows


Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on most Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Sunday morning, 21 September 2014: Q&A on Blaming Crime Victims, Concealed Carry Permits, Hijacking Ideas, More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Sunday morning, 21 September 2014.
  • Question 1: Blaming Crime Victims: Is it wrong to suggest that a crime victim should have taken greater precautions? My wife and I were discussing the recent iCloud data breach in which a hacker stole and published nude photos of hundreds of female celebrities. I made the comment that while the hacker’s actions were despicable, at the same time I thought the celebrities were stupid to have trusted iCloud to protect the privacy of their photos in the first place. My wife balked at this, saying that this amounts to blaming the victim, and is no better than saying a woman who is raped was stupid for wearing a short skirt, or for drinking alcohol. But I see it as being more akin to saying a person whose bag was stolen from their car was stupid for leaving the door unlocked. Do comments of this sort really amount to ‘blaming the victim’? Is it proper or improper to make such comments? Does my level of expertise or the victim's level of expertise make any difference? (As a computer engineer, I am very aware of the dangers of the cloud, whereas your average celebrity would probably be clueless about it.) Intuitively, I feel like the comments would be improper in my wife’s example, proper in my example, and I’m unsure about the data breach itself. But I’m struggling to identify what the defining characteristics are for each case. What's the right approach here?
  • Question 2: The Validity of Concealed Carry Permits: Should concealed carry permits be required to carry firearms concealed? In the United States today, most states have "shall-issue" concealed carry laws, whereby the sheriff of a county must issue a concealed carry permit to anyone who meets the requirements. Those requirements usually include no history of criminal activity, no history of mental illness, and some training. However, two states permit "constitutional carry," meaning that any law-abiding citizen has a right to carry a concealed firearm, without the need for a permit. Is requiring a "concealed carry" permit a violation of the right to self-defense? Or is "constitutional carry" a dangerous form of anarchy?
  • Question 3: Hijacking Ayn Rand's Ideas: What can be done to prevent the hijacking of Ayn Rand's ideas? Ayn Rand has become more and more popular over the last decade, and her ideas have begun to spread into academia. There is more literature being written about Objectivism now then ever before. But there is one thing that worries me. There is a great risk that as Ayn Rand becomes "trendy," second handers will try to use her ideas, manipulate them, to gain respect, and to further their nefarious ends. This is exactly what happened to Friedrich Nietzsche – when his ideas became popular, his philosophy was hijacked by anarchists, nazis, and postmodernists, completely destroying his reputation for a century. How do we prevent this from happening to Ayn Rand?
The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 21 September 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


Recent Podcasts


The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the podcast archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

11 September 2014: Q&A on Rescuing Pets, Large Egos, and More

I answered these questions on Thursday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Should a person be prosecuted for property damage when committed in order to rescue the property owner's pet from harm or death? Can an egoist have too big an ego?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.


Recent Blog Posts


Here are last week's posts to Philosophy in Action's blog NoodleFood, ordered from oldest to newest. Don't miss a post: subscribe to NoodleFood's RSS Feed.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #231

By Diana Hsieh

Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!

The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions of the Rodeo are collected on this page.

What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:

A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.
The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.

Here is this week's edition:
Melissa Joulwan presents Perfectly Peelable Hard-Boiled Eggs posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "A foolproof technique for perfectly-cooked, perfectly peelable hard-boiled eggs every time."

Eileen Laird presents AIP Meal Plan Review posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "Let's face it - the paleo autoimmune protocol is hard. The first time you see the list of restricted foods, it's common to ask, 'What on earth can I eat?" We know we need a new menu plan, but figuring it out can feel overwhelming, especially if brain fog is one of our autoimmune symptoms. Christina Feindel has just come to our rescue. She's created a 4 week meal plan that incorporates the recommended healing foods alongside delicious comfort food. She uses simple recipes, time-saving techniques, and she even provides weekly grocery lists. Today, I give a detailed review."

Kevin Geary presents My Definitive Review (and Alternative Solution) of “Fed Up” posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "A thoughtful and honest review of the latest health crisis documentary, Fed Up."

Laura P presents Pickled Pepper Hot Sauce posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "Making your own hot sauce is extremely easy, and a great way to preserve all those peppers from your garden or CSA box! This version is lacto-fermented to add extra probiotics and lengthen the shelf life, as well as a zip of flavor to balance out the heat."

Kelly Bejelly presents Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake posted at A Girl Worth Saving, saying, "Rich, creamy and luscious Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake that is dairy free and nut free."

Nell Stephenson presents Evolution of Medicine Summit posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson invites readers to partake in the Evolution of Medicine Summit which runs this week only."

Sabine presents Moroccan Chicken and Cauliflower Couscous posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Chicken in the style of a 1001 Nights!"

Eileen Laird presents My New Podcast Dedicated to Autiommune Healing posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "I have exciting news! I'm starting a podcast dedicated 100% to autoimmune healing. I decided to kick off episode 1 with personal stories of people who have successfully reversed their autoimmune disease. Future episodes will alternate between interviews with experts, panel discussions, and Q&A's on a wide range of topics to help us all live this lifestyle and improve our health. Click through to learn more, and listen to the very first episode!"

Meghanne Reburn RM presents Everything Pumpkin! posted at Modern Paleo Midwife, saying, "Big changes over at CaveGirl Plus One! Meg, the Paleo Midwife, is in the process of a metamorphosis and is becoming The Modern Paleo Midwife. This week's post is all about everything pumpkin. Pumpkin is the 'bacon' of the veggie world...it seems to get people pretty excited. Enjoy learning about why pumpkin is a nutritious veggie and safe for even lower carb paleo folks. There is also a recipe for a single serve pregnancy friendly gelatin pumpkin pie and a round up of other recipes from around the bloggersphere. Enjoy."

Kris Gunnars presents 12 Proven Benefits of Avocado (No. 5 is Very Impressive) posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "The avocado is an incredibly healthy food and loaded with important nutrients. Here are 12 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by science."

Nell Stephenson presents Paleoista's Chicken Under a Brick Recipe posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson shares her recipe for Paleoista Chicken Under a Brick."

Jeah Kessha presents The Evolution of Sitting--Reverse Engineering the Chair posted at Paleo All The Way, saying, "The evolutionary problems with sitting can be eliminated with a few simple tweaks to our furniture which put the body in alignment and activate metabolism."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #157: Low-carb controversy, quitting cardio, and ditching egg whites posted at Diane Sanfilippo, saying, "On this podcast, Diane and Liz give kitchen tips, talk about the homestead, low carbing, quitting cardio and more!"
Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! So if you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Recent Podcasts


The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the podcast archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

7 September 2014: Q&A on Net Neutrality and More

I answered these questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Should 'net neutrality' be law?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

11 September 2014: Q&A on Rescuing Pets, Large Egos, and More

I answered these questions on Thursday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Should a person be prosecuted for property damage when committed in order to rescue the property owner's pet from harm or death? Can an egoist have too big an ego?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

Recent Blog Posts


Here are last week's posts to Philosophy in Action's blog NoodleFood, ordered from oldest to newest. Don't miss a post: subscribe to NoodleFood's RSS Feed.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #230

By Diana Hsieh

Welcome to this week's edition of The Paleo Rodeo!

The Paleo Rodeo is a weekly blog carnival featuring the best paleo-related posts by members of the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. The past editions of the Rodeo are collected on this page.

What is "paleo"? As I say in Modern Paleo Principles:

A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, and supplementation. The core of paleo is the diet: it eschews grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.
The purpose of The Paleo Rodeo is to highlight some of the best blogging of the ever-growing paleosphere.

Here is this week's edition:
Melissa Joulwan presents Perfectly Peelable Hard-Boiled Eggs posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "A foolproof technique for perfectly-cooked, perfectly peelable hard-boiled eggs every time."

Eileen Laird presents AIP Meal Plan Review posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "Let's face it - the paleo autoimmune protocol is hard. The first time you see the list of restricted foods, it's common to ask, 'What on earth can I eat?" We know we need a new menu plan, but figuring it out can feel overwhelming, especially if brain fog is one of our autoimmune symptoms. Christina Feindel has just come to our rescue. She's created a 4 week meal plan that incorporates the recommended healing foods alongside delicious comfort food. She uses simple recipes, time-saving techniques, and she even provides weekly grocery lists. Today, I give a detailed review."

Kevin Geary presents My Definitive Review (and Alternative Solution) of “Fed Up” posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "A thoughtful and honest review of the latest health crisis documentary, Fed Up."

Laura P presents Pickled Pepper Hot Sauce posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "Making your own hot sauce is extremely easy, and a great way to preserve all those peppers from your garden or CSA box! This version is lacto-fermented to add extra probiotics and lengthen the shelf life, as well as a zip of flavor to balance out the heat."

Kelly Bejelly presents Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake posted at A Girl Worth Saving, saying, "Rich, creamy and luscious Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake that is dairy free and nut free."

Nell Stephenson presents Evolution of Medicine Summit posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson invites readers to partake in the Evolution of Medicine Summit which runs this week only."

Sabine presents Moroccan Chicken and Cauliflower Couscous posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Chicken in the style of a 1001 Nights!"
Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! So if you blog on paleo-related matters and you'd like to submit your posts to the carnival, please subscribe to the PaleoBloggers e-mail list. You'll receive instructions and reminders via that list.

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