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:
Tony Federico presents The Domestication of Man: What the Silver Fox and Aurochs Tell Us About Our Own Evolution posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "While we can easily accept the fact that the wolf, cow, and other animals have been radically changed in both form and demeanor due to domestication, whether or not human beings are undergoing the same process is rarely discussed."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.
Peggy Emch presents Are Low Carb Diets Really Necessary? posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Low carb diets have proven to be very useful for many people suffering from metabolic illnesses, but maybe there is another way, even for very sensitive people."
Dustin Baxley presents Sweet Potato Hash posted at eating and other stuff., saying, "Make a simple, deliciously Whole30-compliant/Paleo breakfast this weekend. Seriously, it's really good."
Benjamin Skipper presents Double: Lindt 85% and 90% posted at Capital Bean, saying, "They're only 5% apart in cocoa percentage. Can they really be all that different?"
Kris presents Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment - How much Vitamin D should I take? posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "An article about how much Vitamin D to take to prevent a deficiency, but this is probably the one most important vitamin for people to supplement with."
Todd Dosenberry presents Is Coffee Healthy? Do You Drink Coffee? posted at Toad's Primal Journey, saying, "Coffee has some benefits but it has more negatives. Is it healthy? It depends on how you use it. I do suggest that you may want to reconsider drinking it on a daily basis..."
Ruth Almon presents Thoughts on Eating No Sugar, Sweets, or Sugar Substitutes posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "I haven't had any sugar or sweetener of any kind for the last few weeks - no even fruit. The experience wasn't quite what I expected."
Tim Huntley presents Celebrities Go Paleo posted at My Athletic Life, saying, "A cartoon video featuring well know celebrities discussing the Paleo diet."
Joe Berne presents An Open Letter to Chubby People posted at Karate Conditioning, saying, "If you know any fat people... and I'm sure you do... read this. To them. And if you find a better way to say the same thing, please let me know!"
Diana Hsieh presents Two Paleo Cookbooks: Paleo Comfort Foods and Make it Paleo posted at NoodleFood, saying, "I review two new paleo cookbooks: "Paleo Comfort Foods" and "Make It Paleo.""
Nell Stephenson presents KONA 2011 posted at TrainWithNellie.
Steffi presents How to stay healthy despite having a desk job posted at A german cavegirl, saying, "There are things you can do to improve your health situation despite having a desk job. You just have to incorporate them into your daily life."
Dr. John presents The microenvironment: "... an entirely new way of thinking about cancer" posted at Paleoterran, saying, "Mechanisms on how exercise and an anti-inflammatory diet protects us from cancer by improving the tissue microenvironment is starting to come into focus."
Sara Hatch presents Vote for Jan!! posted at Edible, saying, "Please vote for Jan--as a paleo/primal blogger, she is going up against weight watchers and vegan bloggers--show Shape Magazine that we matter!"
Dustin Baxley presents Easy Salmon posted at eating and other stuff., saying, "Check out my go-to way to cook perfect salmon."
Benjamin Skipper presents Green & Black's 70% Espresso posted at Capital Bean, saying, "One of my favorites. Replace your cup with a bar."
Jennifer Hunt presents I'm Not Skinny Like You posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "Body image issues don't just magically disappear with Paleo."
Health Freak Eddy presents Beating Orthorexia posted at Health Freak Revolution.
Stacy Toth presents Make It Paleo: made of love. posted at Paleo Parents, saying, "The Paleo Parents' review of Make it Paleo. We made a half dozen reipes and really loved this book. Check it out!"
Laurie Donaldson presents A New Cookbook, a Salmon Recipe, and a Mini-Rant posted at Food for Primal Thought.
Frank Hagan presents Update: The Truth about Beef posted at Low Carb Age, saying, "Grass fed beef has a nutritionally insignificant amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, and cannot be recommended solely on that basis."
Julianne Taylor presents My current view of the Zone diet posted at Julianne's Paleo & Zone Nutrition Blog, saying, "I was recently asked "How are you a Paleo AND Zone nutritionist when they have some major differences on what they allow as part of the diet?"
In this article I explain how, and what I like and dislike about Dr Sears Zone diet (a diet that is a major part of the CrossFit nutrition principles)"
Havard presents Natural allergy cure posted at Courageous Mind, saying, "One of the positive effects I've experienced since going primal is that my pollen allergies are completely gone."
Peggy Emch presents Security Blankets and Other Comfort Objects posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Tempted to take that blanky away from your attached child? Maybe not such a good idea."
Beth Mazur presents Why I don't eat low-carb posted at Weight Maven, saying, "paleo and low-carb are not synonyms. Here's my response to Jimmy Moore's post about our rodeo regular Paul Jaminet's "safe starches" concept."
Meghan Little / Angel Torres presents Paleo Blackened Salmon posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "An incredible way to enjoy a great Wild Caught Salmon! Enjoy and explore new ways the Paleo Way with PaleoEffect.com"
Megh presents Mystery Meat Monday: Mix Up Your Livers posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "Just when I thought there was nothing more I could say about liver ..."
Suz Robinson presents A Typical Day in Paleo Meals posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "People often ask me what I eat - so here is a typical working weekday in Paleo meals!"
Paul Jaminet presents Jimmy Moore's seminar on "safe starches": My reply posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Jimmy Moore organized a discussion of my claim that "safe starches" are a beneficial part of Paleo diets, and this was my reply to a roundtable of Paleo experts."
Mark Siegrist presents Goal Weight Achieved posted at Low Carb Learning, saying, "Thanks!"
Tara Grant presents Primalgirl Goes to the Hospital posted at Primal Living, saying, "Part one of a two part post on surviving the American medical experience. How dialing 911 nearly killed me last week."
Angie presents Naked Momos posted at Bi-Polar Paleo, saying, "Let your tastebuds take a trip to the Himalayas with these zesty meat paleo-ized dumplings."
Robin presents Everymom To Ironmom: Why To Eat Your Facial posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "They say that beauty comes from within, and that's definitely true when "within" is fueled by good paleo foods. Here's how to make a "Facial Smoothie""
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: