Friday, March 30, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #104

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 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:
Cavechic presents Pemmican, can posted at Paleo for Christians, saying, "What is the best, long term storage food that offers the most nutrients and can actually heal your body when eaten exclusively? Pemmican, can!"

John A. Heatherly presents As Requested: Diet and Fitness Links posted at The Blog of Author John A. Heatherly, saying, "One stop shop for diet/exercise links!"

Paul Jaminet presents Red Wheat and White Rice, Oh My! posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "I look at two recent studies from the Harvard School of Public Health, one decrying red meat and the other white rice."

Joe Lindley presents Dr. Eric Westman and Other Obesity Experts Support the Low Carb High Fat Diet posted at Craving Sugar, saying, "The video interview in this article was conducted by Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, a longstanding LCHF advocate. He was speaking with Eric C. Westman, MD, and President Elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. With these doctors, you don’t hear much of the “low fat” speak you find on TV or from government agencies. Instead, you hear that they’ve been following the positive clinical results with carbohydrate restriction approaches for 15 years, and especially within the last few years have, by and large, adopted LCHF (and Paleo by inference) as a fundamental approach in controlling weight and improving health. WHAT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR!!"

Ruth presents How to Read Food Packaging posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "There are lots of messages on food packages. What info should you look it? What's can you ignore? What is downright misleading? Here's a link to the first of a series of 4 posts."

Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Paleo Banana Souffle posted at Paleo Banana Souffle, saying, "This recipe for Paleo Banana Souffle is a perfectly light, sweet and fluffy dessert. We love to make this when we have leftover bananas that we need to use! Try this recipe and more at! "

Mark presents Time for Phase 3: Fitness and Muscle-Building (Here come the carbs!) posted at Low Carb Learning, saying, "With the fat mostly gone and difficulty in sustaining a weightlifting routine due to a lack of energy both during and post-workout, it's time to take a fresh look and move into a new phase..."

Jedha presents Can I Eat Dairy On The Paleo Diet? posted at Paleo Weight Loss Coach, saying, "Answering a frequently asked question from a weight loss perspective."

Nell Stephenson presents Too Many Carrots? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Can you really eat too much of a good Paleo thing, like carrots?"

Neely Quinn presents A Warning About Intermittent Fasting posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "There’s a lot of talk about intermittent fasting (IF) these days in the Paleo community, but before you go jumping on the intermittent fasting express train, there are some things you should know."

Kelly Fitzsimmons presents Primal Diet 101 posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "This article describes the basics of the primal diet for those who are new to the paleo lifestyle."

Tony Federico presents A Sea of Vortices posted at Fitness In An Evolutionary Direction, saying, "What NASA's "Perpetual Ocean", Van Gogh's Starry Starry Night, and Your Fingertips Share in Common."

Health Freak Eddy presents Expensive Paleo Myth posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "The debate on how expensive paleo is has been a long one. But times are hard, and here is a unique perspective from someone who combines frugal living concepts with paleo living. (Guest post)"

Paleo Parents presents Your Non-Cooperative Spouse posted at Paleo Parents, saying, "Is your spouse not supporting your efforts? The Paleo Parents reveal a super secret tactic to get him on board! Talk to him about the benefits of increased testosterone in females. That is, tell him about how paleo will increase sex drive."

Tara Grant presents Primalgirl Opens Up: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Part 1 posted at Primalgirl Opens Up: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Part 2, saying, "Through self-experimentation, I have put a nasty condition called Hidradenitis Suppurativa into remission, when doctors told me I couldn't. Learn more about this autoimmune condition and how it affects the millions of people living with it at Please spread the word. Thanks!"

Ana J presents Change... posted at Whole Life Diets, saying, "The importance of making slow, gradual lifestyle changes."

Cavechic presents Six tips on how to tell people about the paleo diet posted at Paleo for Christians, saying, "Talking to people about the paleo diet can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the often hostile waters of enlightenment. "

Melissa Fritcher presents Some Perspective on my Journey posted at Less of Mimi, saying, "Getting wrapped up in the minutia of a weight-loss journey can lead to frustrations and failure, whereas, refocusing on a larger time frame can often give a different perspective on the accomplishments during that time. "

Melissa Joulwan presents I Love My Body posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "I train hard and eat clean, but I still don't have the body I want. This post comes clean about habits, vanity, belly fat, and the relentlessness required to keep fighting the good fight."

Fatisfied presents Sauerkraut... Tacos... posted at Free Your Fat, saying, "A hint to a long and robust life, fermented affirmations, and serving it up family-style. "

Peggy Emch presents The New Paleo Kids Book, Paleo Kids Music, plus 2 Paleo and Obesity Infographics posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "We received our copy of Eat Like a Dinosaur in the mail and made one of many yummy recipes. We've also been listening to the new kid's music called the Cave Kids. On the same post I've posted a couple of interesting infographics - one on obesity and the other a Paleo how-to."

Beth Mazur presents Weight loss: It’s all about compliance posted at Weight Maven, saying, "I <3 Stephan Guyenet, but I don't think a low-reward diet will be any more successful for longer-term weight loss than either a low-fat or low-carb diet."

Chris Tamme presents Grass Fed Cow Awaits posted at Primal Roar, saying, "I share my love for grass fed beef and more importantly organ meats."

Robin presents Hunting and Gathering the Wild Coconut posted at Everymom2Ironmom, saying, "While coconut is a staple of the Paleo diet, most of us get it from a can or bag on the grocer's shelf. A trip to the tropics gave us the ability to forage for some wild coconuts, and enjoy them in the best way possible: freshly cracked!"

Julie & Charles Mayfield presents Our Food-Fessional posted at Paleo Comfort Foods, saying, "Emotions and food. This blog post is all about the two, and our recent goings on with those. "

Suz Crawt presents 24 Mistakes People Make on a Paleo Diet posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "The most common mistakes people make with a Paleo lifestyle"

Suz Crawt presents Announcing the First Australian Paleo Weekend! posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "Finally, Paleo comes to Australia!"

David Rourke presents Experiments with one subject posted at Paleodyssey, saying, "Lots of paleo folks discuss "n =1" self-experiments, but don't realize there is a comprehensive methodology in the scientific literature for doing this."

Brittney Beckham presents Crock-Pot Smoked Beef Brisket posted at Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle, saying, "This is a post about a most delicious recipe that I found on a blog and cooked! The recipe and photos are included! You will not regret trying out this one!!"

Julia Campbell presents corned beef brisket (hash) posted at the crankin' kitchen, saying, "how to corn your own beef, then make a glorious hash."

J. Stanton presents The Paleo Diet For Australopithecines posted at, saying, "In which we find that, contrary to the vegetarian propaganda, the "paleolithic diet" is at least 3.4 million years old -- predating the Paleolithic by nearly a million years! (Part IV of a multi-part series on the evolution of human intelligence.)"
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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