Friday, August 19, 2011

The Paleo Rodeo #074

By Unknown

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 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:
Diane Sanfilippo presents Post-Ancestral Health Symposium 2011 Thoughts posted at Balanced Bites | Holistic & Paleo Nutrition Coaching & Seminars, saying, "Ancestral Health Symposium 2011 Review - a blogger & educator's perspective."

Peggy Emch presents Parasites in Raw Seafood posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "People are afraid of raw seafood because of the potential of deadly pathogens. But how common are they anyway? Is the problem exaggerated by the media? People have been eating raw sea food since the beginning of time. Should we really stop now? Could it be that our terrible diet more responsible for illness?"

mark owen-ward presents Go Paleo in the UK with New Habit posted at new habit.

Benjamin Skipper presents Chocolate Review: Scharffen Berger 62% Mocha posted at Musing Aloud, saying, "Sharffen Berger! What a neat name. Here I attack another favored combo: coffee chocolate. Now how's this for breakfast?

Also, this will be the last time I'll be doing a chocolate review at this site."

Ruth Almon presents Good Morning Chemical Soup - Part 1 posted at Ruth's Real Food.

Erin Pavlina presents 5 Life Lessons I Learned From Hiking posted at Erin Pavlina - Spiritual Wisdom for Conscious People, saying, "I went hiking (for the first time in years!) this past weekend with some friends in the beautiful Mount Charleston area of Nevada. I realized as I was trudging through the forested area that the entire hike was a metaphor for life. Here are five lessons I learned from hiking."

Tony Federico presents 2011 FED Family Reunion: Full Disclosure Food and Activity Log posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "I documented my attempt at following a Primal Diet and Exercise Plan while visiting Wisconsin for a family reunion. Recipes and before and after weight-in's included!"

Dr. John presents Progression to Paleo: Evolution versus Revolution posted at Paleoterran, saying, "Nutritionist Leslie Why Reap posts her first entry: Progression to Paleo: Revolution versus Evolution"

Kris presents How to beat junk food addiction posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "A complete guide on how to beat junk food addiction. If you think you might be addicted to fast food, sugar or wheat, and find yourself overeating."

Todd Dosenberry presents Why Are We Obsessed With Bacon? posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "Why are we obsessed with bacon? I ask this question in the blog post and want to find out from YOU!"

Ruth Almon presents It's Not Genetics, Folks posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "We keep hearing about genetic causes of disease of civilization but how does that figure with skyrocketing disease rates? (Answer: it doesn't)"

Adam Farrah presents My Personal Journey to Paleo... posted at, saying, "A blog post about how I personally came to Paleo and created a new life..."

Meghan Little presents Paleo Biscuits posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "These Paleo Biscuits are fluffy and delicious. They go perfectly with breakfast (with our sausage gravy!) or for dinner. Try this recipe and more at!"

Amy Kubal presents Big 'Fat' Blog Post 3 posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "The 3rd and final installment of the 'Big Fat Blog Post' series. Enjoy!"

Nell Stephenson presents MY PALEO Version of An "Iced Blended" posted at TrainWithNellie.

Ross England presents Diet Challenge posted at Think Twice, saying, "I detail my plans to improve my diet by injecting a little score-keeping and competition"

Megh presents Mystery Meat Monday: Kangaroo posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle.

Megh presents Wearing a Funny Hat posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "I've heard about EMF and RF sensitivity for a while now, but it's one of those things that you think people who wear aluminum foil hats worry about. Not rational, normal people."

Rafael presents How to increase your metabolic flexibility posted at Optimal Health Source, saying, "If you have your metabolic flexibility impaired find how you can regain it!!!"

Peter Ballerstedt presents The Big Picture posted at Grass Based Health.

Chris Tamme presents Why we get fat? posted at Primal Roar.

Paul Jaminet presents About the Food Plate posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "We've drafted a Perfect Health Diet food plate and solicited reader comments; here I respond."

Meghan Little / Angel Torres presents Creamy Paleo Coleslaw posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "What I love the most about being Paleo is that you feel great everyday with every Paleo meal. This one here is for the books, add a skirt steak and you are good to go."

Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Book Club: Primal Body, Primal Mind posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "I'm hosting an online book club to read Nora Gedgaudas's "Primal Body, Primal Mind." We'll have three discussions (every 100 pages or so) throughout August and September. We've got a good size group reading together... join us!"

Peggy Emch presents Sex, Drugs, and Over-exercising: The Quest for Endorphins posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Depression is a curable condition. Increasing endorphins is one important piece to the puzzle."

Rodney Flores presents The Paleo Diet and Primal Effect posted at Primal Effect.

J. Stanton presents When Satiety Fails: Why Are We Hungry? Part IV posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "This very important article explains how nutrient deficiencies can cause hunger and weight gain, how defects in mitochondrial energy metabolism can cause hunger and weight gain -- and how our dietary choices make these problems worse."

Lauren presents Quick n fluffy 48 calorie gelatin-based chocolate shake posted at Raspberry & Coconut, saying, "Craving a chocolate shake but don't have any gelatin prepared in advance? I've perfected the art of "quick setting" gelatin in a dairy-free shake using ice and a blender!"

Julianne Taylor presents Ancestral Health Symposium: lots of useful links posted at Julianne's Paleo & Zone Nutrition Blog, saying, "The Ancestral Health symposium had around 50 speakers and 16 poster presentations. I have compiled links for each person - the video of their presentation, slide show, blog and website links, article and book publications."

Kara presents Save Your Bacon Grease! posted at The Primal Home.

Havard presents Steak tartare posted at Courageous Mind, saying, "Of all the paleo meals I have eaten, nothing comes close in 'primalness' to steak Tartare. Give the FDA a double middle-finger salute by eating raw meat AND raw eggs."

Julie presents Meals 4 the Week, Paleo Style posted at Paleo Comfort Foods, saying, "It's amazing how much easier it is to stay on the paleo path if you're prepared, have a plan, and are efficient with your time! Enjoy this week's meal plan (along with recipes)!"
Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! This blog carnival has plenty of room to grow! 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.

Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list:

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