Friday, November 04, 2011

The Paleo Rodeo #085

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:
Julie Sullivan Mayfield presents Back In The Kitchen With More Meals posted at Paleo Comfort Foods, saying, "It's always nice returning home to your own kitchen. Here's our Meals 4 the Week plan now that we're back in the Paleo Comfort Foods swing of things!"

Benjamin Skipper presents Endangered Species' 72% Mint posted at Capital Bean, saying, "Ah, mint. Can't get enough of it."

Tony Federico presents The Virtual Caveman Cuisine Cookbook posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Newly renovated, updated, and revised, the Virtual Caveman Cuisine Cookbook is a dynamic, ever-expanding library of evolutionarily inspired cuisine."

Jos presents Paleo on the Budget is Possible posted at Delightful Taste Buds, saying, "A post how I stay on my budget eating Paleo"

Suz Robinson presents Paleo Birthday Resolutions posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "My Paleo inspired Birthday Resolutions"

Ruth Almon presents But it's So Difficult! posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "Do people see how well you're doing, and say, "yeah, but it's sooo difficult." Well, I think it's only difficult if you look at the small picture. In the big picture it might actually be a whole lot easier. How? Read an example of one couple's experience to find out."

Kris presents Diet Soda - Is it Bad For You and Can it Cause Weight Gain? posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "Is diet soda bad for you? There are several research studies indicating that diet soda increases risk of weight gain, metabolic syndrome and diabetes."

Tim Huntley presents PaleoKits: Nutrient-Dense Power Snacks posted at My Athletic Life, saying, "This is a review of PaleoKits, an excellent line of grab-and-go snacks made by Steve's Original."

Paul Jaminet presents Safe Starches Symposium: Dr Ron Rosedale posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "I compare our diet to the Rosedale Diet, and discuss the optimal levels of blood glucose, carb intake, and body temperature."

Eddy presents Seven Billion Humans - The Future of Food posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "What is the future of the food supply? Is there a place for paleo in such a large population? is it a problem of nutritional mass (enough food) or nutritional quality?"

Peggy Emch presents What Are You Addicted To? posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Some think we were designed to crave fat. While that is true to some degree I think it's more complicated than that."

Megh presents Playing in the Mud posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "All about clay detox baths, and why playing in the mud makes a lot of sense -- humans have probably been getting very dirty from mud on a regular basis for most of the existence of the species. Hence why kids love playing in mud so much!!"

Megh presents Too Many Dirty Dishes! posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "One of the most frequent comments I read about the experience moving to real food is that the amount of dishes is just overwhelming. These are a few of the strategies we use in my house to keep things manageable."

Benjamin Skipper presents Vosges 45% Milk Bacon posted at Capital Bean, saying, "The dark version got thumbs up. How does the milk counterpart compare?"

Stacy Toth presents Sugar Addiction Awareness Day and Tropical Traditions Giveaway posted at Paleo Parents, saying, "Our post on sugar addictions and our efforts to combat it. Don't give in to the sugar monster! Additionally, we present a tropical traditions giveaway!"

Tara presents Ignite (Your Inner Beast) Guacamole posted at The Foodie And The Family, saying, "Guacamole, Paleo chat, and my first Cross Fit experience."

Laurie Donaldson presents Lamb Osso Bucco and Delicata Squash posted at Food for Primal Thought.

Nell Stephenson presents Dr. Oz's "Prehistoric Diet" is DEFINITELY NOT PALEO posted at TrainWithNellie.

Meghan Little presents Paleo Tostones posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe for Tostones is a great chip substitute! Try this delicious recipe with our Guacamole or Puerto Rican Pork!"

Jenn Givler presents Dumbbell exercises that improve your balance posted at J Givler Fitness & Movement, saying, "Balance is one of those things - use it or lose it! And, many times, we don't realize we've lost it until we're slipping on ice, walking through uneven ground, or falling... not the times you want to realize your balance is off! These exercises will not only help you improve your balance, but will give you a great workout!"

Robin presents Why I Threw Away My Kids' Halloween Candy, A Manifesto To Feeding Kids Right posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "Raising kids to eat healthy is a difficult task in a world full of non-food. From Halloween to the rest of the year, how do you feed a kid right?"

Riki Shore presents Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Garlic posted at Three Squares, saying, "Who doesn't like bacon and garlic on top of "noodles"? This dish will satisfy any Paleo eater."

Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Hunger vs. Emotional Appetite posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "Whether you're eating paleo food or going off the rails, before popping anything into your mouth, it's important to know: are you really hungry or dealing with an emotion-fueled appetite?"

Tara Grant presents N=Primalgirl: Sleep Issues & Vitamin D posted at Primal Living, saying, "I discovered something cool I want to share with you. I think I made an important connection between Vitamin D and sleep quality that I've never heard mentioned before. Correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't read everything out there."
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.

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