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:
Andy presents What Are Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Effects and Benefits of Fish Oil. Why Omega 6 vs Omega 3 Ratio Is Important! posted at feel awesome.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.
Tom Hass presents Why You?ll NEVER Lose Weight posted at Personal Hack, saying, "Almost everyone focuses on the 'outer game' of weight loss: dieting, eating right, exercising and so on. This is why they never lose weight or if they do, they always gain the weight right back. Many people have never even heard of the 'inner game' of weight loss."
Tony Federico presents Lindt Excellence 99% Cacao Dark Chocolate Bar Review posted at FED - Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Is unsweetened baker's chocolate a little bit too much for you? Perhaps this is the bar you have been looking for! With only a touch of brown sugar to take the edge off, the Lindt 99% cacao bar is chocolate heaven."
Clara Myers presents Fat and the Paleo Diet posted at What Is Paleo?, saying, "Begin to associate fat with antioxidants and you'll come to see how they calm inflammation."
Ruth Almon presents How Western Medicine Gets it Right... and then Wrong posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "Western medicine has made remarkable accomplishments. But often, treatments are overused to the point where they do more damage than good."
Tara presents Menu for December 18-24 & Holiday Travel posted at The Foodie And The Family, saying, "This is how our large Paleo family is going to deal with the food situation while traveling for the holidays."
Riki Shore presents Gluten Free Hanukkah Latkes posted at Three Squares, saying, "These latkes are delicious on Hanukkah or as a party appetizer anytime. Enjoy!"
Amy Kubal presents The 12 "Do's" of Christmas posted at Robb Wolf | The Paleo Solution book and podcast | Paleolithic nutrition, intermittent fasting, and fitness, saying, "Stay on track this holiday season with 12 easy tips!"
Crystal Meadows presents Greasing the Groove posted at Against the Grain, saying, "Grease the Groove with small sets of work throughout the day."
Tim Huntley presents Paleo Bacon Burgers: A Breakfast for Champions posted at My Athletic Life, saying, "Juli Bauer from PaleOMG has a great idea for shaking up breakfast."
Eddy presents We Are Still Fat: How to Cure Obesity, Another Way posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "Just my rambling thoughts about how this obesity epidemic my be sorted out.... trying to think outside the box..... feel free to chip in!"
Megh presents Remediating My Magnesium Deficiency posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "Why I haven't had a chocolate craving in months ..."
Peggy Emch presents 18 Tips for Improving Food Discipline posted at The Primal Parent.
Megh presents Gumbo Soup posted at Yolks, Kefir, and Gristle, saying, "A delicious soup!"
Kris presents 9 Reasons Why You Should Not Eat Breakfast posted at Kris Health Blog, saying, "A compilation of nine reasons why you should not eat breakfast, but it turns out that despite the hype, breakfast may after all be an unnecessary meal."
Nell Stephenson presents Think You NEED Cream in Your Coffee? NO, You Don't! posted at TrainWithNellie.
Angie presents Paleo/Primal Christmas Recipes posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "I've compiled some of my favorite paleo holiday recipes into one post including apple crumble, sage stuffing, mulled cranbery sauce, eggnog and cut out cookies. Merry Christmas!"
Cavegirl Angie presents Almond Butter Cups Candy posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "With only 2 ingredients, dark chocolate and almond butter, it's hard to believe that these little paleo/primal candies could be so amazing. But after only one bite you'll know these almond butter cups are must-have holiday treats."
Diana Hsieh presents Learning to Snowboard at the Ripe Old Age of 37 posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Last week, I learned to snowboard. The first two days were hell, but the third was fun! If you're thinking of taking up the sport, don't miss my advice on the padding that you should arm yourself with."
Stacy Toth presents What losing 100lbs feels like posted at Paleo Parents, saying, "An old post gets revived as it makes it's way getting shared on Facebook. Find out what it feels like to lose 100lbs the Paleo way. Shame, guilt, energy with kids and physical recovery from life long symptoms are among many topics discussed."
Julie Sullivan Mayfield presents Paleo Comfort Foods Is Giving Away A Food Processor! posted at Paleo Comfort Foods, saying, "What better gift this holiday season than a brand new, pretty awesome Cuisinart food processor? We're also giving away 3 personalized copies of our book (for you to give to whomever has been really nice on your list). Stop on by paleocomfortfoods.com to enter!"
Arsy Vartanian presents some observations about osteoporosis posted at 30 days of paleo.
Vanessa presents Ghee Whiz! posted at Healthy Living How To, saying, "Last week I shared with you my Casein Confessions, how my body revolted after a recent run-in with Greek style yogurt. After a few miserable days and rationalizing that I could still have butter and perhaps goat cheese, it became very apparent, casein whether from a cow or a goat, in small or concentrated amounts, did not agree with me. I replaced my beloved heavy cream with Coconut Creamer, ditched cheese & sour cream and made my own butter. Lactose-free, casein-free, whey-free, golden, delicious, velvety smooth, spreadable butter, or what is also known as GHEE."
Joe Lindley presents The Perfect Storm of Insulin Resistance posted at Stop Craving Sugar with a Low Carb Diet Plan or Paleo Diet Plan, saying, "As I traveled on my own journey to lose weight and follow a low carb diet I discovered a paradox related to weight control: the role of insulin resistance in accelerating weight gain.As I unraveled this paradox and discovered how insulin resistance affects us, I also discovered that it was a Perfect Storm of trouble for any of us who tend to gain weight."
Paul Jaminet presents Around the Web; Happy Holidays Edition posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "In this latest of our weekly round-ups, we look at a few disease recovery stories, some Christmas-related videos, and the latest action around the Paleosphere."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: