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, starting with the posts on last weekend's Ancestral Health Symposium.
Beth Mazur presents My #AHS12 highlights posted at Weight Maven, saying, "here are my AHS12 highlights. I've also compiled a list of other summaries too!"Many thanks to the PaleoBloggers who submitted to this edition of the The Paleo Rodeo! We love new members! 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.
Paul Jaminet presents AHS 2012: New Technologies, New Opportunities posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "As a start to our review of AHS 2012, we look at a panel Paul moderated: "New Technologies and New Opportunities" discusses how quantified self tools and systems for tracking life markers, biomarkers, and health outcomes may revolutionize our knowledge of what heals and help ancestral diets enter the mainstream."
Kris presents Is Butter Good For You? 8 Health Reasons to Eat More Butter posted at Kris Kris, saying, "Is butter good for you? Despite what you may have heard in the past, butter is actually fairly healthy and contains some interesting nutrients."
Amy Kubal presents Going, Going, GONE -- It All Started With A Handful Of Chips. . . posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "It happens to the best of us - we're doing so well and then WHAM! Learn what you can do to prevent one indulgence from sending you down the path to destruction."
Max Ungar presents Grilled Salt N' Pepper Shrimp posted at Caveman College, saying, "A delicious addition to your summer barbeque!"
Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Paleo Bird's Nest Breakfast, A Protein-Packed Quick Meal posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe is perfectly layered with our savory sweet potato hash browns, grassfed beef and a poached egg. Its full of protein, fast and easy!"
Nell Stephenson presents If You're Going to Say Paleo Doesn't Work, Make Sure You Know What Paleo Is, posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "One of my biggest pet peeve is reading articles or hearing commentary from people claiming things like, "I tried Paleo and it just doesn't work for weight loss (or training, or to help one's skin clear up and so on)" or "Paleo is just not sustainable for the long term" and then finding out that they never really tried Paleo correctly in the first place."
Julia Campbell presents roasted eggplant and garlic salad posted at the crankin' kitchen, saying, "silky roasted eggplant with sweet roasted garlic is the ultimate summer picnic salad."
Mark Owen-Ward presents fifty great ways to lose body fat posted at New Habit, saying, "Extensive list of ways to shift body fat, all from a paleo perspective!"
Blair presents Third Eye Cherry posted at The Found Link, saying, "Found links connecting your third eye with a "magic biomolecule" and a tart fruit."
Megh presents How to Ground Yourself posted at Yolks, Kefir, & Gristle, saying, "A range of strategies to connect your body electrically to the earth -- it's more than just walking barefoot or buying expensive equipment!"
Susie T. Gibbs presents Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "Why settle for high carbage sloppy joes from a can when you can spice up a low carb sandwich with Tex-Mex flare for little more than a buck a sandwich. Talk about a value meal! Easy, quick, and a perfect weeknight dinner on-the-go! Have a side of oven baked zucchini fries and feel the comfort!"
Neely Quinn presents What Do Olympic Gymnasts Eat? posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "What do these young athletes fuel themselves with, and what would happen if they ate Paleo?"
Jennifer Hunt presents Two Years Later: Am I Still Paleo? posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong.
Diana Hsieh presents Philosophy in Action Newsletter: Unexpected Sources of Stress posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Lately, I've been working to better manage my adrenal insufficiency by identifying hidden sources of stress in my life. Here's one major find."
Todd Dosenberry presents Is The Action of Throwing Away More Than 7 Billion Egg Yolks Per Year Contributing to Our Disease Epidemic? posted at Toadally Primal, saying, "Our society is sick and continues to get sicker. We also toss egg yolks in the trash. Is it possible that this action is a massive contributor to the disease epidemic?"
Yoga and bacon presents Maximize Your Paleo posted at Yoga and Bacon, saying, "This post is about the real reason behind improving health. I explore maximizing your paleo diet by understanding that we 'take' the finest resources from the earth so that our bodies, in turn, are perfect vessels to 'give' back in a much greater capacity. I think the motivation for eating paleo is more permanent when we realize that it is about something much greater than the self."
Suz Crawt presents 80 Paleo Breakfast Ideas posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "There's no excuse for missing a SAD breakfast - or getting bored with bacon & eggs for breakfast every day with these 80 Paleo Breakfast ideas!"
Meghan Little & Angel Torres presents Paleo Culantro & Annatto Seasoning, A Puerto Rican Spice posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This island dry spice mix is perfect for Caribbean-inspired recipes! Try it in our Plantain Lasagna!"
Patty Strilaeff presents Braised Beef Cheeks -- Paleo Style posted at following my nose, saying, "Beef cheeks are not the most popular cut of meat, but they sure are delicious!!"
Ritu RIyat presents Release your inner Olympian posted at Nutritionize!, saying, ""The Olympics got me thinking about the inner Olympian in all of us, we all have that drive within us to push the limits, take risks, and succeed but few unlock it. Why is that? How can we release our inner Olympian???"
Warren Wilkinson presents Immune system boosting nutrients posted at Plate Smarter, saying, "Of all the nutrients, minerals and fats, which ones most strongly effect the immune system and which foods have them? In this post I look into that as well as what common cold remedies (chicken soup, garlic, ginger) look like from a nutrition standpoint."
Jedha presents 7 Reasons To Follow A Gluten Free Diet Plan posted at Paleo Diet Blog, saying, "For people who are still consuming grains, here are some good reasons to at the very least cut out all sources of gluten."
Rafael B., PhD presents La verdad sobre el colesterol: Parte I ¿Que es el colesterol? posted at Coma Mejor (Eat Better), saying, "The true about cholesterol (in Spanish). Combine your Paleo thinking with Spanish. Disfruta en Español tus conviccionoes Paleo"
Marc presents Friends, weight loss and Calorie Series posted at Feel Good Eatig, saying, ""Satisfying meals with calorie breakdown are key if you want to drop a few pounds"
Cavechic presents Jessica Richards and alternatives posted at Paleo for Christians, saying, "A diagnosis of cancer does not have to mean a death sentence or a strict regimen of surgery and chemo or radiation. Jessica Richards is healing herself through nutrition. Maybe you can too. Read more about on my blog."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: