Friday, December 16, 2011

The Paleo Rodeo #091

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 Caveman Cuisine: Coco-Chia posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Chia Fresca, or "Iskiate", is a traditional beverage of the ultra-marathon running Tarahumara tribe of Mexico. By adding coconut water and sea salt to the original recipe of water, lemon/lime juice, and chia seeds, the dehydration-fighting effects of chia-fresca are enhanced even further."

Ruth Almon presents What Causes Anorexia? posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "The instinct for survival and the desire to nourish oneself are so basic to the human condition, and yet, anorexics defy this instinct. Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride offers what sounds to me like a more complete hypothesis. Here's my summary."

Todd Dosenberry presents Coconut Egg Nog posted at Toadally Primal Smoothies, saying, "Enjoy a dairy free egg nog in the form of a smoothie during the holiday!"

Mark Siegrist presents My Cholesterol Test Results on LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) Diet posted at Low Carb Learning.

Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan presents Well Fed - Now on Sale! posted at theclothesmakethegirl, saying, "I'm really proud and happy to announce that my cookbook "Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat" is now on sale. It's 115+ original recipes and variations that include no grains, sugar, legumes, soy, dairy, or alcohol -- and they're all Whole30 approved... except for one yummy dessert. Hope you like it!"

Lindsey presents Peppermint Coconut Blondies posted at Enjoying Healthy Foods, saying, "These blondies can be made as Paleo or Primal as you want or you can add just a few little (treat) things to make them a wonderful Christmas treat!"

Riki Shore presents Gluten-Free Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies posted at Three Squares, saying, "These cookies are inspired by The Food Lover's Primal Palate and are great for any kids or adults following a Paleo diet."

Suz Robinson presents Health in a Bottle? posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "Do people buying Vitamin Water really think they're buying a health product?"

Tim Huntley presents How I Improved My Blood Glucose Control posted at My Athletic Life, saying, "Some self-experimentation with a blood glucose meter, Paleo, and strength training."

Chris Tamme presents The New Diet Paradigm posted at Primal Roar.

Nell Stephenson presents Paleo Purees... posted at TrainWithNellie.

Dr. John presents November 15-20: EcoCamp posted at Paleoterran, saying, "A base of activity for Paleo hikes in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile."

Angie presents Paleo/Primal Maple Walnut Muffins posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "I had a craving for a nutty, maple-y muffin and concocted this moist yummy treat the other day. Give it a try and tell me it's not your favorite paleo muffin!"

Melissa Fritcher presents Day 10 of the 31 Days of Christmas & Food Porn! posted at Less of Mimi, saying, "My 31 Days of a healthier Christmas 'experiment' is showing promise. Broke a 2-year dry spell Monday. This post is from a couple of days before - awesome food and even more awesome motivation from my husband. Today is day 14. Almost 1/2-way there!"

The Cavegirls presents Paleo Curries on a Bed of Cauliflower Rice posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "Is it just a British tradition to make curry with left over Christmas Day turkey? I would imagine with Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner, Americans have even more leftovers... right? There is nothing nicer than a "Ruby Murray" (that's cockney rhyming slang for curry, BTW) during the week after the big day."

Eddy presents Really?! Lifestyle Can Cause Cancer! posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "A slightly satirical reminder that the way most people view health and disease is miles apart from those who take it upon themselves to explore the world of health eating and paleo."

Megh presents Fennel Chicken Sausage Soup (GAPS-friendly, Nightshade/Onion/Garlic-Free) posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "Making chicken soup without onions or garlic -- or tomatoes -- can be pretty tricky, I've found after some unfortunate experimentation. But this recipe came together rather nicely on a weeknight, and it was really quite good!"

Megh presents I may be a wimp. But I'm not hurting for it! posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "I went rock climbing (in a gym! not on actual rocks!) over the Thanksgiving holiday ..."

Joe Lindley presents Beware the Leptin Kick posted at Stop Craving Sugar with a Low Carb Diet Plan or Paleo Diet Plan, saying, "Most people on a weight loss diet have run into a problem I call the "Leptin Kick". It occurs after you've successfully lost weight and you decide to celebrate with something sinful to eat. Even if you don't overdo it on this little break from your diet, you end up totally surprised and dismayed by the result. Your weight literally jumps up over the next few days much more than you have expected due to your splurge. This is the Leptin Kick."

mark owen-ward presents want a recipe for surviving Christmas? posted at new habit.

Vanessa presents Casein Confession & Coconut Coffee Creamer posted at Healthy Living How To, saying, "My friends, I have a confession to make. It appears I am not cool with casein. Specifically the casein found in cow's dairy. I have been using heavy cream in my coffee, eating delicious sharp and stinky cheese, enjoying sour cream with my salsa and yogurt in my protein shakes without problems for years. Or so I thought. A little over a week ago, I had a bad (and when I say bad what I really mean is I was sidelined for 6+ days bad) episode with casein."

Jennifer Hunt presents I would quit Paleo if it weren't my bare minimum posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "If there was anything easier than Paleo that yielded the same results, I would be doing that instead."

Patty Strilaeff presents What do you do with the head of a fish? posted at following my nose....

Paul Jaminet presents Around the Web; 'Tis the Season of Reward posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "I do a weekly roundup of interesting web content with commentary ... this week had a number of interesting items."

Laurie Donaldson presents Sausage and Peppers posted at Food for Primal Thought.

Julia Campbell presents world's best brussels sprouts posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "This is my favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts and it's really easy. I also show a way to fancy them up a bit."

Robin presents Paleo Fueling for Interval Training posted at Everymom To Ironmom, saying, "Plenty of people say you can't fuel hard intervals on a paleo diet, but with some prior planning and cupboard stocking, it's entirely possible."

Rodney Flores presents Yam Wedges posted at Primal Effect, saying, "The quick and easy on how to make Yam Jojo's."

Tony Federico presents Caveman Cuisine: Green and Clean posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "When your body needs a break, get down with some greens!"

Peggy Emch presents Are You Really Primal or Are You Just Grain Free? posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "This post is not an attempt to define Paleo or to chastise those who eat un-paleo foods. It is a merely a kick in the pants for those who eat a bunch of sweet "Paleo" treats and wonder why they don't see results."
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: Enjoy!

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