Monday, April 12, 2010

Paleo-O-Rama

By Diana Hsieh

  • My paleo buddy Richard Nikoley of Free the Animal was recently interviewed by Jimmy Moore. I've not yet had a chance to listen to it, but I'm eager to do so. Go check it out!

  • Dr. Eades hit the ball out of the park with Dining Out and Bad Fats. It starts with a funny story of restaurant disaster -- and ends with an alarming look at what you're ingesting when you dine out. It's bad enough that canola oil -- with that delectable "antifoaming agent" -- is standard for salad dressings and light frying. That's a good dose of pro-inflammatory omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, plus some artificial trans fats. Even worse is the partially hydrogenated canola oil used for deep fat frying. With that, you get omega-6s oxidized by the high heat, as well as a whopping dose of artificial trans fats.

    Before we switched to a paleo diet, Paul and I used to eat out pretty regularly, maybe once or twice per week. Now we eat dinner out maybe once or twice per month, usually at some social function. We eat so much better -- meaning tastier, healthier, cheaper, and quicker -- as a result.

  • Dr. Kurt Harris explains how the body regulates fat with The Best Analogy Ever: Insulin is a doorman at the fat cell nightclub, not a lock on the door.

  • A few weeks ago, I opened and ate my first young coconut. I bought it from Whole Foods, and it was quite delicious. Despite the super-annoying music, the instructions on this site were indispensable.

  • Rotten Tomatoes: Scandal strikes the tomato-paste industry. Personally, I would prefer my tomato paste not to be "a bit moldy."

  • Gene research reveals fourth human species: "A fourth type of hominid, besides Neanderthals, modern humans and the tiny "hobbit", was living as recently as 40,000 years ago, according to research published in the journal Nature. ... The identification of a fourth species is potentially more significant because it was not an isolated population but lived in the centre of the Eurasian continent, where Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens were also present."
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