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:
Leigh presents Lemon-Ginger Chocolate Fudge posted at Paleo at Penn, saying, "This is a super simple (and super tasty!) Paleo/Primal fudge recipe, made with dark chocolate, coconut milk, ginger, and lemon zest."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.
The Lazy Caveman presents Hungry For Change Review posted at The Lazy Caveman, saying, "A review of the new documentary, Hungry For Change."
Tony Federico presents Win From Within! How to Get Yourself Motivated From the Inside Out posted at Fitness In An Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Practical lessons in activating the most powerful form of motivation."
Julianne presents Beef and Butter: a bad combination for your heart? posted at Julianne's Paleo & Zone Nutrition, saying, "In this interesting study – beef was eaten with either saturated fat from dairy or monounsaturated fat, in the context of a low carb diet. Blood lipids were measured to see what difference the fat type made. Beef with butter - i.e. gave worse results that beef with monounsaturated fat."
Suz Crawt presents The Future of Paleo? posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "What is the future of the Paleo movement? Will it go mainstream?"
Tim Huntley presents How to Read Scientific Research posted at My Athletic Life, saying, "Ever wanted to know how to read and evaluate a scientific research paper? This multi-part tutorial can help get you started."
Fatisfied presents Moves Like Daffy posted at Free Your Fat, saying, "Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust!"
Jedha presents How To Ease Into Paleo: 5 Ideas To Get You Started posted at Paleo Weight Loss Coach, saying, "Many people find that going cold turkey is way too confronting and want to know how to ease into paleo with a little more grace and alot less withdrawals, headaches, food cravings and so forth. Here's a few tips to think about."
Nell Stephenson presents Meds For Senior Dogs? Try Food First posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "In keeping with feeding your dogs Paleo foods, try and focus on giving them antioxidants in real food before going to meds!"
Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Baked Parsnip Fries posted at Baked Parsnip Fries, saying, "Our Paleo Baked Parsnip Fries are simple and taste great with steak or burgers! Try this recipe and more at www.paleoeffect.com!"
Kelly Fitzsimmons presents Canola Oil vs. Olive Oil – A Lightweight Title Bout posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "A fun parody describing the health benefits of canola oil vs olive oil."
Ruth presents Colorful Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad posted at Ruth's Real Food, saying, "This is a great ways to eat those veggies. They taste as good as they look!"
Miki Ben-Dor presents Can anecdotes and history match science in guiding Paleo nutrition? posted at Paleo Style, saying, "Although we all treat science with a certain degree of sanctity the post shows that its power to predict optimal nutrition is rather limited. For example, the three pillars of Paleo namely no gluten, low polyunsaturated fats and low sugar all are based on history and accumulation of anecdotes more than on science "
Health Freak Eddy presents The Expensive Paleo Myth P2 posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "In part 2, Wench has outlined some of the practical strategies for combining paleo and frugal living, I'd say its a more in depth strategy than just freezing whole cows! lol Enjoy"
Kelly Bejelly presents Pcos, Fertility and the Primal diet posted at A Girl Worth Saving, saying, "How I overcame PCOS with the Primal diet."
Melissa Fritcher presents Sleep on it; Or: Reboot Your Brain, Why a Step Back is Often Three Steps Forward posted at LessofMimi, saying, "Why I'm concentrating on minimizing stress right now, above all else, and how I'm hoping it will help my weight loss journey."
Neely Quinn presents Full Disclosure: My Diet, Sleep, and Exercise for A Week posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "In the name of transparency and because all she REALLY wanted to ask the bloggers and authors at PaleoFX was "What do you eat?", Neely recorded everything she ate and did for a week."
Angie presents Bacon and Egg Cups posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "Do you love coconut flour pancakes? Know what makes them better? Chocolate! You'll love this recipe for chocolate pancakes made with coconut flour and sweetened with banana. "
The Cavegirls presents Chocolate Pancakes posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "Do you love coconut flour pancakes? Know what makes them better? Chocolate! These chocolate pancakes are made with coconut flour and sweetened with banana. "
Angie presents Bacon and Egg Cups posted at Angie's Suburban Oasis, saying, "Looking for a "fancy" looking egg dish to serve for breakfast, brunch or even dinner? These bacon and egg cups are incredibly easy to make, very tasty and look gorgeous. "
J. Stanton presents Big Brains Require An Explanation, Part VI: Why Learning Is Fundamental, Even For Australopithecines posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "How small selection pressures can cause huge changes over millions of years, via a layman's introduction to population genetics and gene fixation."
Wenchypoo presents Speaking of not recommending nuts and seeds... posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Old Bat Cave, saying, "Taking what Primal Toad recently posted about 7 reasons to say no to nuts, I was reminded of a book I recently read. Contains commentary about the book, and veganism in general."
Alison Pierce presents Bacon-Wrapped Everything posted at Counterculture Cooking, saying, "A video tutorial for pork loin roasts, shrimp & scallops, and figs & dates -- all wrapped in nature's candy."
Yael Grauer presents Book Review: Paleo Diet Budget Shopping Guide posted at Yael Writes, saying, "Check out my review of Robb Wolf's new e-book!"
Joe Lindley presents Diet as Entertainment – Is Rosie O’Donnell Your Diet Guru? posted at Craving Sugar, saying, "I reached my limit on hearing mixed bag diet advice this last week watching the Dr. Oz show. He interviewed Rosie O’Donnell on the diet she used to lose 15 pounds. I won’t go into the details, but as you can see in the video below, her diet included a morning “green” shake. In the full episode, she elaborated on the 3 balanced meals she eats every day, that fish is the main protein several days a week, and that she also has cereal for breakfast. There wasn’t enough information on the nutritional components of the diet to evaluate whether it would help anyone. "
Amy Kubal presents What the Paleo World Eats posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "Show the rest of the world what Paleo looks like! This is what the Paleo World eats!!"
Beth Mazur presents Starch and weight loss posted at Weight Maven, saying, " being able to incorporate starch in my meals has been an important part of my weight loss success. For me, it's all about the life you'll enjoy, not the one you'll tolerate!"
Cavechic presents Paleo and MS posted at Paleo for Christians, saying, "There is quite a bit of contradictory information out there about nutrition and MS. Following the Paleo diet can alleviate MS symptoms and related complications. "
Laurie Donaldson presents Enough Meat? posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "New freezer, new meat. Winter is coming! ;)"
Peggy Emch presents High Carb Diets Can Cause Morning Sickness posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Morning sickness isn't just the luck of the draw. Our diet and lifestyle play a big role in our hormone balance, which is what's behind the nausea in the first place."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: