Friday, April 20, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #107

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:
Diana Hsieh presents The Battle of the Bulge posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Watch a hysterical video on a 1940's fitness craze for women -- and then read two great posts on women and body fat."

Joe Lindley presents The Skinny on Obesity Episode 1: An Epidemic for Every Body posted at Craving Sugar, saying, "Millions watched Dr. Robert Lustig’s Interviews on CBS, ABC, and Fox TV about Sugar and how it poses a serious risk to our health. This topic is rapidly gaining attention, as it should. Sugar is toxic. Millions are Craving Sugar every day – asking why and what to do about it. The University of California has taken a significant step forward by preparing a 7-part video series on this issue to explain it fully for the American public and the world."

Nancy Atwell presents Hands-On Eating: The Importance of Finger Food posted at Eating Modern Foods with an Ancestral View, saying, "The tactile enjoyment of eating with your hands may be one element of food binges/snacking."

Ana J presents How to actually lower your cholesterol posted at Whole Life Diets, saying, "New ebook about how to lower your cholesterol in just a few short weeks using the Paleo diet!"

Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Sweet Grilled Pineapple with Puerto Rican Rum posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "The weather is getting warmer and its time to start thinking of standing out from the crowd at your next backyard BBQ. This recipe for Sweet Grilled Pineapple is just perfect for summer get togethers and beach days! The coconut crystals and cachaca (Puerto Rican Rum) put an instant caramelization on the fruit, and the coconut water fills it with electrolytes, which is perfect for those sunny days!"

Jedha presents Paleo Is Not About 6 Pack Abs Or The Tightest Ar**! posted at Paleo Weight Loss Coach, saying, "This article was inspired after reading the story of the Paleo Parents receiving criticism even though Stacy has lost 135 pounds. We all need a reminder that paleo is not just about who has the best body, it's a bout much more than that! "

Nell Stephenson presents Not Craving Anything posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "When followed correctly, there is no craving anything on Paleo!"

Kristjan presents 13 Ways Coffee Can Improve Your Health posted at Kris Kris, saying, "Despite what you may have heard in the past, coffee consumption has a wide range of health benefits. Here are 13 ways it can improve your health."

Kelly Fitzsimmons presents Low Mercury Fish – Which Fish Are Safe For Consumption posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "We clear the murky watery debate with detailed information on low mercury fish. Which fish should be eaten and which fish one should look to avoid."

Health Freak Eddy presents The 5 Reasons We Are Fat posted at Health Freak Revolution, saying, "We have all read a lot and learnt as we become more involved in the paleo lifestyle. There are some key reasons out there especially within paleo circles to suggest why the health of the population is so bad. When people ask what the biggest problems are, these are my 5. Do you agree?"

Alison Pierce presents Episode 6 - Green Beans Three Ways posted at Counterculture Cooking, saying, "We show you three quick & easy ways to tackle vegetables on a busy night: roasting (Bacon-Roasted Green Beans), steaming (Asian-Style Green Beans), and blanching (Green Beans with Lemon-Shallot Compound Butter)."

Tony Federico presents Primal Chefs - Making the Case for a Cooked Ancestral Diet posted at Fitness In An Evolutionary Direction, saying, "While we often discuss the merits of "man the hunter" vs "man the gatherer", perhaps we should be exploring "man the cook" instead. "

Neely Quinn presents Intermittent Fasting Part 1: Why? posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "Max Shippee of CrossFit 1440 discusses why you'd want to use intermittent fasting to lose weight, lean out, increase your insulin sensitivity, and more."

The Lazy Caveman presents In Search of the Perfect Human Diet Review posted at The Lazy Caveman, saying, "I sat down with a plate of ribs and got around to reviewing this film from CJ Hunt. It's a solid film with a lot of Paleo super stars, but should be viewed more as a prequel than a standalone film."

Kelly Bejelly presents Paleo Salmon Cakes posted at A Girl Worth Saving, saying, "An easy, inexpensive salmon cakes recipe."

Crystal Meadows presents Paleo Perplexity posted at Against the Grain, saying, "What's so perplexing about Paleo?"

Angel & Meghan presents Paleo Shrimp and Whitefish Ceviche, A Chilled Snack with Ginger posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This amazing combination of seafood in a perfectly executed vinaigrette will be a delight for the hot summer days to come."

Fatisfied presents Egging You On posted at Free Your Fat, saying, "Continued chronicle of laying at home, the origins of egg consumption, how eggs moderate inflammation, and Peck-a-Page."

Beth Mazur presents Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Mortality in Overweight and Obese Individuals posted at Weight Maven, saying, "a new study links healthy habits and a significant decrease in mortality regardless of BMI."

Meghan Little & Angel Torres presents Paleo Sautéed Zucchini and Summer Squash, A Seasonal Spring Side posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Our paleo sautéed zucchini and summer squash, a seasonal spring side, is made with dairy-free and grain-free ingredients. Try with our BBQ chicken or classic rib eye steak, you can't go wrong!"

Brittney Beckham presents Motivational Monday posted at Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle, saying, "This is just one of my posts in my Motivational Monday series! It's about excuses."

Stephanie presents Whole Chicken in the Crockpot posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "Cavegirl Stephanie discovers cooking a chicken WHOLE in the crockpot and shares what you can do with said chicken."

Peggy Emch presents My Dad Died of Alzheimer's Last Week and It Wasn't My Business to Save Him posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "While we see people around us suffering, sometimes we have to realize that we cannot help. Some people want to change their diets and some just don't. I always thought I could have helped my dad but it just wasn't my place."
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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