Friday, August 31, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #125

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:
Kris presents Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat -- Time to Retire The Fad posted at Kris Kris, saying, "Low-carb and low-fat diets have been compared head to head multiple times in randomized controlled trials. It is time to retire the fad."

Neely Quinn presents Packaged Paleo? posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "Are packaged Paleo foods really Paleo?"

Nell Stephenson presents Dried Fruit and Nuts- a Good Snack? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Are dried fruits and nuts a good Paleo snack?"

Kelly Fitzsimmons presents Healthy Cooking Oils posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "We provide you with a wealth of information comparing and contrasting healthy cooking oils to their unhealthy counterparts. Read this article to learn more."

Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Paleo Coconut Crusted Cod, A "Breaded" Fish with Tropical Salsa posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Nothing says summer like a perfectly cooked fish. Try our Coconut Crusted Cod with our tropical salsa and coleslaw...the perfect combination!"

Meghan Little & Angel Torres presents Paleo Creamy Coleslaw, A Sweet Vinegar-based Side for BBQ or Seafood posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe is a little sweet, light and delicious with one of our BBQs or alongside seafood. It keeps well too, making lunch a breeze!"

Penny McIntosh presents Vegetable Oil Is People posted at Health Coach Penny, saying, "If you have ever seen the movie 'Soylent Green' you will understand that we we are all becoming walking vegetable oil because it is everywhere!! This post is about how industrial seed oils are processed and why we should beware!"

Tony Federico presents Bros vs Pros posted at Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Do you really need to eat 6 times a day to be fit and healthy? The 'bros" and the "pros" weigh in."

Jennifer Hunt presents Five Unexpected Ways Paleo Makes Parenting Easier posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "Paleo is a challenge with small children, but some of these same challenges can actually make parenting easier."

Beth Mazur presents Diets, cheating, and evolutionary psychology posted at Weight Maven, saying, "an evolutionary psychologist theorizes that our thoughts create pain that some of us may try to avoid through behaviors that appear to work in the short term, but have consequences over the longer term."

David R French MD presents An Amazing Success Story! posted at PaleoMD, saying, "One patient's journey from Triglycerides above 700 to normal in 3 months!"

Miki Ben-Dor presents A new paper in Nature lends support to the evolution of the Homo genus toward specialisation (in meat hunting) posted at Paleostyle, saying, "Scientific diet studies are in the end no more than careful simulations. Evolutionary diet is the real thing. The question of whether the Homo genus trended toward dietary specialisation or generalisation is of prime importance in reconstructing our evolution and diet."

Julie Campbell presents coconut milk indian chicken posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "you gotta try this chicken - a most fantastically spiced feat."

Amy Kubal presents Cracking The Code On Egg Labeling posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "If shopping for eggs leaves you feeling 'beaten' - here's a great guide to help 'unscramble' egg carton labels."

Adam Farrah presents Paleo Strongman Interview - Mike Jenkins posted at Practical Paleolithic, saying, "Interview with professional Strongman and Worlds Strongest Man Competitor Mike Jenkins about his experience on the Paleo Diet."

Blair presents Evoking Tan Tien posted at The Found Link, saying, "Found links connecting the centering of body energies and the wisdom of squatting to longboarding."

Nicole Markee presents Follow Up on IF and Food Intolerance posted at Astrogirl, saying, "Nothing is really helping with my skin. It gets better for a while, seemingly for no reason and then I get all spotty again, also seemingly for no reason. Even though the ALCAT tests gave me a green light on eggs, all nightshades tested and all nuts tested, I'm still thinking that I might have a problem with peppers and egg whites."

Max Ungar presents The Importance of Sleep posted at Caveman College, saying, "Students these days do not get enough sleep. This blog post tells you why that is a problem."

Ute presents The FastPaleo Challenge posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "Excerpt from my blog post: Starting, September 1st, 2012, I will cook at least one FastPaleo meal per day for the following 365 days. I promise to try to make it two meals a day, but may not always make it. :) Here are the rules:."

Jedha presents Is Sugar Toxic? 4 Insane But True Things posted at Paleo Weight Loss Coach.

Amy Marrero presents Your Appendix (or Lack Thereof) and Why You Need Probiotics posted at Paleosophy, saying, "A quick look at probiotics and fermented foods for our health, especially for those of us without an appendix!"

Patty Strilaeff presents Salmon Seaweed Curry posted at following my nose, saying, "An easy and delicious way to get more seaweed in your diet!"

Douglas Robb presents A Frying Pan Full of Obesity & Diabetes??? posted at Health Habits, saying, "All us Paleo people know that what we eat has a direct impact on our health, appearance, mood, etc... New research has determined that HOW we cook our Paleo grub can also have a positive or negative effect on our health. For example..."

Susie T. Gibbs presents Low Carb Enchiladas Verdes - Lazy Leftovers posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "Easy make ahead bases means dinner is ready for the oven in 10 minutes or less and and they're cheaper to make than buying a frozen entree."

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.

Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list:
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Advertising to Children: Philosophy in Action Podcast

By Diana Hsieh

In the 12 August 2012 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I discussed advertising to children, and I thought it might be of interest. The question was:

Should the government regulate advertising to children? Most people think that advertising products to children is morally wrong, if not coercive. They say that the government should regulate or even ban such advertising to protect children and parents from pushy advertisers. In the case of junk food, for example, people claim that children are not old enough to understand the damage that junk food does to their health. Therefore, they claim, children must be protected. While I can understand forbidding advertising drugs or liquor to children, to forbid food advertisements seems like a violation of individual rights. So should the government have any role in regulating advertisements directed at children?
My Answer, In Brief: The fact that children might be misled by advertising cannot justify regulating or banning it. The free speech rights of people engaged in business ought to be recognized and protected, and parents ought to actually parent their children.

Download or Listen to My Full Answer:


Tags: Children, Food, Free Speech, Government, Parenting, Rights

A podcast of the full episode – where I answered questions on overcoming weakness of will, deductive reasoning, advertising to children, medicine in a free society, and more – is available as a podcast here: Episode of 12 August 2012.

Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. For information on upcoming shows and more, visit the Episodes on Tap.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Philosophy Weekend: Philosophy in Action Radio Preview

By Diana Hsieh

In Sunday morning's episode of Philosophy in Action Q&A Radio, I'll answer questions on voting for third-party candidates, self-interest in parenting, bigotry against religion, intellectually inferior professors, and more with Greg Perkins.

This week's questions are:
  • Question 1: Voting for Third-Party Candidates: Is it moral or practical to vote for third-party candidates? The Founders created a two-party political system. With features like geographic representation, first-past-the-post voting for Congress, and the Electoral College for voting for President, the Founders clearly wanted parties consisting of large umbrella groups of wide geographic and ideological interests. As a result, the United States has always had two and only two dominant political parties. Corrupt election laws, passed by these parties, now guarantee that except in rare instances (such as Jesse Ventura, of all people) only members of these two parties can be elected to office. Given these facts, what is the purpose of voting for a third party candidates? Unlike the two major umbrella parties, all third parties are composed of ideological kooks of many persuasions. Isn't a vote for a third party candidate thus immoral (for supporting kookdom) and impractical (since they can't win)? Wouldn't it be better to try to improve the two existing parties, or not vote at all?

  • Question 2: Self-Interest in Parenting: Are my interests as a parent always aligned with the interests of my child? I have a two-month-old daughter. She is of great value to me, so to protect and provide for her is in my self-interest. However, might our interests sometimes diverge? If so, should I give priority to her interests or mine?

  • Question 3: Bigotry Against Religion: Is criticism of and opposition to religion a form of bigotry? In its entry on bigotry, Wikipedia claims that a "bigot" is "a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one who exhibits intolerance and animosity toward members of a group," and that "bigotry may be directed towards those of a differing sex or sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, region, language, religious or spiritual belief, political alignment, age, economic status or medical disability." I hear the charge of bigotry bandied about, often reflexively, particularly by theists when atheists criticize their faith-based beliefs as irrational. Is open criticism of and disrespect for religion a form of bigotry? Or is "bigotry" a loaded concept to be used by anyone whose belief system is critically challenged?

  • Question 4: Intellectually Inferior Professors: What should a student do when he thinks his professors intellectually inferior? The idea is i'm aiming at is how to learn from a teacher whom shows no genuine interest in the fundamental aspects of knowledge in terms of it's fundamentals. For instance, I had a teacher whom never asked us to question the merit of given theories to mass media ethics, the ideas were presented as ready-made packaged deals of how censorship was ideal in the communication model presented to us via textbook. Considering also when asked the verity of such concepts, the teacher will hide by claiming since the textbook says so, it is truth, and if that is not satisfactory then look it up online. [Note from DH: I did not edit this question.]
After that, we'll tackle some impromptu "Rapid Fire Questions."

To join the live broadcast and its chat, just point your browser to Philosophy in Action's Live Studio a few minutes before the show is scheduled to start. If you attend the live show, you can share your thoughts with other listeners and ask me follow-up questions in the text chat.

If you miss the live broadcast, you'll find the audio from the episode posted here: Q&A Radio: 26 August 2012.

Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. For information on upcoming shows and more, visit the Episodes on Tap.

I hope that you join us on Sunday morning!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #124

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:
Hadass Eviatar presents Kombucha Love posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "The fun and trepidation of home-made kombucha (fermented tea)."

Meghan Little & Angel Torres presents Paleo Chipotle Bison Chili, A Hearty Stew with Fresh Basil posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Our paleo chipotle bison chili, a hearty stew with fresh basil is made with dairy-free and grain-free ingredients. The meat is tender and flavorful! Try it with our chipotle lime crema!"

max ungar presents Self Consciousness & 4 Steps to Defeat it posted at Caveman College, saying, "A primal take on self consciousness."

Kelly Fitzsimmons presents Why do we crave sugar? posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "We provide you with a wealth of information on the reasons why we crave sugar. Read this article now to learn many simple tips to beat these cravings."

Miki Ben-Dor presents How varied could past Paleo diets have been and does it really matter? posted at Paleostyle, saying, "In AHS12 the opening speaker Prof. Daniel Lieberman stated that 'there was no one Paleo Diet". Leading bloggers like Chris Kresser and Robb Wolf were quick to quote Lieberman. WHile the statement is of course true to some (limited) extent is it really relevant to the current Paleo Diet?"

Megh presents Salmon-Egg-Purslane Salad on Endive Leaves posted at Yolks, Kefir, & Gristle, saying, "One of our favorite go-to summer salads -- with lots of Omega 3's!"

Susie T. Gibbs presents Go Green! Hatch Chile Season Is On posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "What's your color - green or red? Doesn't matter! Green or red - they're both the color of Tex-Mex. Paleo high nutrition with chiles."

Fatisfied presents The Tweaking of a Southern Summertime Staple posted at Free Your Fat, saying, "In the South, sweet tea is the Summertime thirst quencher of choice. When sweetened with stevia, fresh from the garden or dried, refills are encouraged. The How-Do, Fixin's, and tea bag construction is detailed."

Todd Dosenberry presents Epic Primal/Paleo/Real Food/Ancestral/WAPF Giveaway Valued at $1200+ posted at Primal Toad, saying, "Do you want a shot at winning a copy of Practical Paleo that is signed by Diane Sanfilippo? A copy of Make it Paleo signed by Bill and Hayley? A $100 US Wellness Meats Gift Card? Paleo Kits sampler pack? All of this is included in the giveaway worth more than $1200. Entering is easy and fun too!"

Nell Stephenson presents The Concept of Cheaing posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "The concept of 'cheating' in terms of not being 100% Paleo is reviewed."

Jennifer Hunt presents An Update on Baby Mimi's Gut Saga posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "Paleo wasn't enough for my 2-year-old's gut issues. Here's a look into her latest healing protocol."

Penny Price McIntosh presents The Fitness Experiment of a Lifetime posted at Health Coach Penny, saying, "My video leg workout demonstration of how I use 'Hormesis" in my exercise."

Amy Marrero presents Yep, I'm Vitamin D Deficient posted at Paleosophy, saying, "My recent blood work showed a Vitamin D deficiency and for someone who eats well and spends a lot of time outdoors, I was shocked to say the least! For those who aren't aware they may also be deficient, this looks at the symptoms and risks for others to starting exploring for themselves."

Adam Farrah presents You Can't Have It All - And You Don't Want It All Anyway... posted at Practical Paleolithic, saying, "A post about cutting out the clutter that's holding you back in training, health and life."

Ute presents Paleo Bread 2 posted at Grokette's Primal Musings.

Beth Mazur presents « Quote of the day Quote of the day » #AHS12 posts, pics posted at Weight Maven, saying, "here's my compilation of AHS12 recaps and photo albums."

Jedha presents New Paleo Breakfast Cookbook posted at Paleo Diet Blog, saying, "A dilemma that many people face is coming up with paleo breakfast ideas. This new book has over 60 options and ideas to choose from to keep you going for over 2 months!"

Scott Lee presents Macronutrients Made Easy posted at Scott Free Thinking, saying, "Let's get down to the more interesting (and simple) basics of the macronutrients: fat, protein, and carbohydrate."

Patty Strilaeff presents Quick and Easy Liverwurst posted at following my nose, saying, "This is our favorite liver recipe to date! What's so good about it? Hint: 'fried bologna"."

Crystal Fieldhouse presents The Imperfect Journey to Perfect Health posted at Eat. Sleep. Move., saying, "Health is a journey, not a destination.' ~ Dr Brett Hill, How to Eat an Elephant. Not only that, the journey to health, is not a perfect journey. It is definitely not all smooth sailing along the way. Progress is not always made in straight lines and not always in the forward direction. Success is not guaranteed, just because you gave it a go. And, no-one gets it right straight off the bat. I share some of my strategies for smoothing out the Imperfect Journey to Perfect Health."

Laurie Donaldson presents Easy Supper posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "Life doesn't have to be complicated."

Warren Wilkinson presents Building, then failing, kitchen composting. posted at Plate Smarter, saying, "Kitchen composting is easy to start! But there's a lot of know-how to make it go smoothly."

Yoga and Bacon presents Shame: A Primal Emotion out of Balance in a Modern World posted at Yoga and Bacon, saying, "This post explores the primal emotion 'shame' and how, as it was once necessary for our ancestors, in a modern world it is dangerously out of balance. 'Paleo" often promotes rebalancing nutrients such as omega-3's and 6's, I am curious to how rebalancing our 'primal' emotions can also help us achieve optimal health and well being."

Tony Federico presents 11 Awesome things about AHS 2012 posted at Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Highlights from the Ancestral Health Symposium."

Marc presents Empty the Fridge Egg Muffins posted at Feel Good Eating.

Cavechic presents Is it time to ferment? posted at Paleo for Christians, saying, "it is always time to ferment food. Someday I hope to have multiple crocks going at various stages so that I am never without fermented goodness to eat. See what I have put in the crock this time."

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.

Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list:
Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

roasted poblano pork burgers with pipián

By Julie


Oh hi! Hi!! I'm back from the Southwest. What a freaking trip. I can't believe that I was waffling on it. Yeah, 10 days was a long time; I'm such a homebody. If I could have brought my cats along I would have been 100% happy. Hiker cats. But wow was it worth it. Now, I am obsessed with ancient Puebloan Indians. And the Fremont Indians. OBSESSED. I want to start growing heritage varieties of corn. And squash. And beans. And just to diversify my Native peoples interests a bit, all manner of ancient potato varietals. And more importantly, I want to scout out ruins and petroglyphs and pottery. All off the beaten path. Bushwhacking (cactus whacking?) please. I found this woman's blog and we followed her instructions to this one hike up the Vermillion Cliffs near Kanab, UT (not the ones in AZ). Easily the most wonderful hike I've ever done - it was full of petroglyphs and pictographs and dinosaur prints, not to mention gorgeous red rock cliffs. Oh yeah, and lots of mountain lion poop. EEK.
Needless to say, I'm in the mood for Southwestern-y food. Loosely defined. I kept wanting to pick cactus leaves (leaves?) and bring them back to our little condo and cook them. Instead we ate out like every night. Barf. I can not handle that. My stomach feels so terrible doing that so often. It didn't help that one of the people we were with has megasweettooth. And if someone says "ice cream!", I can't help myself. So much ice cream that week. I have megasweettooth, too... Coming home means that I can get back into the swing of cooking all of my meals. God I love that. And what a welcome surprise it was to come home to all sorts of produce in my (completely overgrown with weeds) garden! Arugula, mesclun greens, baby swiss chard (too big to be microgreens), radishes and their greens. So wonderful. I'm concerned about all the peppers I planted... I have a bad feeling I may have picked any little seedlings when I've weeded. I think the dirt I got from the fix and flip house two doors down was completely full of weeds. Duh, I guess. So the garden has been absolutely ridden with weeds and I've been trying to pull them all to give the little veggie seedlings a fighting chance, but I'm afraid I may have picked the pepper seedlings, since they're kind of indistinguishable. Not sure. They do take a long time to sprout, but ugh. I'll probably have to buy plants.


Speaking of weeding... I got right to weeding after we got back from our flight on Saturday. I was so engrossed that I lost track of time and burnt the crap out of my back in the scorching afternoon sun. Somehow I managed to escape any sunburn in our 10 days in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. I get back home and I'm nearly immediately crisped. IDIOT. I put a bunch of vinegar on it and I think it helped. Oil and vinegar, my two go-to skin care products. What a weirdo. Um, remember how I was nervous about the Grand Canyon rim to rim trip? Like, how the heck am I going to hike a million miles? Well, I did it. Then I did it all again the next day. It was something like a total of 45 miles in two days. It was ridiculous. And we had a really scary medical emergency. My aunt's sodium levels were too low and then she got over hydrated. I won't take up this entire post detailing it, but there was nearly a need for an emergency evacuation and there were poor decisions made by all of us in our state of stress, emotional overload, and utter exhaustion from lack of any sleep. Many lessons learned, and you know what? I still don't want to do a "normal" vacation. I'd still do it all over again. I want to try to get my cousin Erin out to backpack with me in August or something. I love her. Hiking with her in the Grand Canyon was such a freaking blast. Despite her mom nearly becoming a blurb in this book. Thank god she didn't - I could never live the rest of my life with her being remembered in Papyrus font.
roasted poblano pork burgers with pipián
There are lots of variations on pipián. I considered not roasted the vegetables, just to give it a sharper flavor. I also saw some recipes that included similar spices as the ones I added in the burgers. Play around with it if you like.

pipián
4 ounces of hulled, raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 jalapeño
1/2 pound of tomatillos, husked and cut into quarters
3 garlic cloves, papery sleeves still on
1/2 - 3/4 cup chicken broth or water
1/2 small yellow onion
1/4 cup cilantro
2 tablespoons lard, melted
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat a large dry skillet over medium heat. Toast pumpkin seeds for about 5 minutes, shaking around often. The seeds will pop and puff up and get a nice toasted color. Don't burn! Pour seeds into a small bowl and set aside.

2. Turn on/preheat broiler and place rack in topmost position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and arrange poblano pepper (for the burgers), jalapeño, tomatillos, and garlic in a single layer. Broil for 3 minutes, then flip everything and broil for 2 - 3 minutes more. Keep an eye on the garlic, as this can burn up if they're kind of small cloves.

3. Let the peppers cool for a bit in a closed up paper bag (optional - it's not terribly hard to remove the skin without letting them steam), then remove their skin, stems, and seeds. Also remove the papery skin from the garlic cloves.

4. Place roasted ingredients (minus the poblano) in a blender, along with the broth, onion, cilantro, lard, salt and pepper. If you're worried about the spiciness, put half of the jalapeño in the blender and then add the other half after you taste the sauce. Blend ingredients until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.

burgers
1 poblano pepper (roasted from step 2 above)
1 1/4 pounds of ground pork
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 garlic clove, smashed and minced

garnish with cilantro, avocado, mango, toasted sesame seeds and fresh lime juice... extra pepitas if you remember to put some aside, and not eat them...

1. Chop up the roasted, peeled, and seeded poblano pepper and add to the ground pork, along with remaining ingredients.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat with a little lard. Form the pork into about 6 burgers with a little indent in the middle. Cook for about 4 minutes, flip and cook for 2 minutes more.

Top the burgers with the garnishes. Sauteed zucchini and onions would be a nice side, or roasted potatoes. mmmmm potatoessss.

This was originally posted at my blog, the crankin' kitchen!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Medicine in a Free Society: Philosophy in Action Podcast

By Diana Hsieh

In the 12 August 2012 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I discussed medicine in a free society, and I thought it might be of interest. The question was:

What would the practice of medicine look like in a free society? Today, the practice of medicine is highly regulated and controlled by the government, including in its business aspects. How would medicine change if the government fully respected rights? What would remain the same?
My Answer, In Brief: While the particulars of a free market in medicine cannot be predicted, that free market would be far, far superior for doctors and patients than our current mixture of welfare and controls.

Download or Listen to My Full Answer:


Tags: Business, Free Society, Medicine, Rights

Relevant Links:To comment on this question or my answer, visit its comment thread.

A podcast of the full episode – where I answered questions on overcoming weakness of will, deductive reasoning, advertising to children, medicine in a free society, and more – is available as a podcast here: Episode of 12 August 2012.

Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. For information on upcoming shows and more, visit the Episodes on Tap.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Overcoming Weakness of Will: Philosophy in Action Podcast

By Diana Hsieh

In the 12 August 2012 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I discussed overcoming weakness of will, and I thought it might be of interest. The question was:

What are the best strategies for dealing with weakness of will? I want to go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier, and I know it would be a good thing to do, for reasons both of health and productivity. Yet I often have a problem with actually going to sleep before midnight. Things tempt me to stay awake, like the internet, video games, or just having a bit of "me time" after a day at the university. Occasionally, I have similar problems in regard to work. Are there general strategies to deal with temptation and overcoming weakness of will?
My Answer, In Brief: When faced with a problem of weakness of will, work on resolving the value conflict rather than just forcing yourself into some painful deprivation. Be creative and helpful to yourself!

Download or Listen to My Full Answer:


Tags: Ethics, Psycho-Epistemology, Psychology, Temptation, Willpower

Relevant Links:To comment on this question or my answer, visit its comment thread.

A podcast of the full episode – where I answered questions on overcoming weakness of will, deductive reasoning, advertising to children, medicine in a free society, and more – is available as a podcast here: Episode of 12 August 2012.

Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. For information on upcoming shows and more, visit the Episodes on Tap.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #123

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!"

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."
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.

Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list:
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Contributing to Animal Welfare Groups: Philosophy in Action Podcast

By Diana Hsieh

In the 5 August 2012 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I discussed contributing to animal welfare groups, and I thought it might be of interest. The question was:

Should a person contribute to animal welfare organizations? Animal shelters find good homes for abandoned and abused pets. They also offer assistance to pet owners during emergencies, such as the recent wildfires in Colorado. That work seems laudable to me – and something that a rational person might support and even contribute to. Yet such groups often advocate wrong views (such as veganism) and support rights-violations (such as animal welfare laws). So are such groups worthy of support or not?
My Answer, In Brief: People concerned with the welfare of animals should avoid political advocacy groups, instead donating to their own local shelters and rescues.

As it turns out, I wasn't able to attend the Ancestral Health Symposium. My adrenal insufficiency is still out-of-control, and travel is the absolute worst thing for it, I've found.

Download or Listen to My Full Answer:


Tags: Activism, Animal Rights, Animals, Charity, Ethics, Politics, Rights

Relevant Links:To comment on this question or my answer, visit its comment thread.

A podcast of the full episode – where I answered questions on contributing to animal welfare groups, inappropriate gifts from in-laws, sacrifice in war, condemning evil versus praising good, and more – is available as a podcast here: Episode of 5 August 2012.

Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. For information on upcoming shows and more, visit the Episodes on Tap.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #123

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:
Rafael B., PhD presents ¿Con que frecuencia se debe comer ? posted at Coma Mejor (Eat Better), saying, "What is the best meal frequency? In spanish. Combine your Paleo experience with Spanish."

Kris presents Is Stevia Good For You? Health Benefits of This Natural Sweetener posted at Kris Kris, saying, "Is Stevia Good For You? There is some evidence of health benefits in rats and a few studies on humans. It also has an outstanding safety profile."

Hadass Eviatar presents Fermented Kale - Cinderella on my counter posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "Finding use for an unpopular vegetable - things I found to do with lacto-fermented kale."

Kelly Fitzsimmons presents What is Insulin Resistance and Why You Need to Know? posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "What is Insulin Resistance? Let us explain to you the dangers of sugar and its deadly role in you becoming insulin resistant. Read on to learn more."

Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Paleo Waffles, A Sweet & Fluffy Breakfast or Brunch Entrée posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe for Paleo Waffles, A Sweet & Fluffy Breakfast or Brunch Entrée, is perfect with our Berry Syrup or some warm Maple Syrup! Try this breakfast idea and more at paleoeffect.com!"

Neely Quinn presents What To Pack in A Paleo School Lunch posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "Struggling to send your kids to school with a Paleo lunch in hand? Here are some tips..."

Nell Stephenson presents Is Pork A Dirty Meat? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Is Pork A Dirty Meat? Absolutely not!"

Patty Strilaeff presents Crispy Paleo (Gluten-free) Chicken Thigh posted at following my nose, saying, "Quick and easy crispy chicken thighs with a hint of ginger and onion."

Riki Shore presents Scotch Whiskey Pork Stew posted at Three Squares, saying, "Scotch whiskey deglazes this warm, aromatic pork stew."

Julianne presents How much protein should I eat? Protein & fat amounts in fish, meat, eggs, poultry posted at Julianne's Paleo & Zone Nutrition, saying, "Protein is essential. Here I outline current evidence for the amount you should eat. How to figure that out for yourself, and how to translate that into real food. I also look at the downsides of eating too much, and why some people may not lose weight on a low carb, high protein diet."

Susie T. Gibbs presents Sambal Oelek Green Beans With Garlic - Make Short Work of Summer Green Beans posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "Green beans are a summertime staple veggie. Add a little spice to your life with this quick and easy green bean recipe for sauteed green beans with garlic and sambal oelek."

Diana Hsieh presents Female Olympic Weightlifter Zoe Smith, Strong and Sexy posted at NoodleFood, saying, "British weightlifter Zoe Smith responds in a most awesome way to some nasty sexist comments... and then clean-and-jerks 266 pounds. Go Zoe!"

Warren Wilkinson presents The Best Protein Foods for Brain Health posted at Plate Smarter, saying, "This post looks at the brain-healthiness of various meats, organs and fish. Do you get enough DHA (A very healthy Omega-3 fatty acid)?"

Laurie Donaldson presents Awesome Eats in Portland, Maine and Boston, Mass. posted at Food for Primal Thought, saying, "A review of some of my favorite eating spots in Portland, ME and Boston, MA."

Marc presents Calories, Recipes & New Series posted at Feel Good Eating, saying, "Continued weight loss elusive? Start tracking your calories and make satiating and satisfying meals."

Amy Marrero presents The Missing Link- Not Getting Enough Sleep posted at Paleosophy, saying, "Even the healthiest people often let their sleep duration and quality suffer to meet the demands of our busy lives. This post shares the benefits of sleep, risks of not enough and my tips for sleeping better every night."

Meghan Little & Angel Torres presents Paleo Teriyaki Salmon, A Japanese Seafood for Hibachi or Teppanyaki posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe for Teriyaki Salmon is tender and delicious, just like Japanese Hibachi! And the best part? Its quick and very simple to make!"

Max Ungar presents Reasons for Students to Get Healthy Before School Starts posted at Caveman College, saying, "If your a student, or know a student, here is a little motivation to get healthy!"

Jedha presents Walking For Exercise posted at Paleo Diet Blog, saying, "For the already stressed body, high intensity training may not be a good fit. Walking for exercise could be a better option."

Ute presents It Starts With Food posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "This is a quick review on the book It Starts With Food. I explain, why I like it so much, and why I recommend it especially to Paleo newbies, and to people who have a somewhat difficult relationship with food."

Fatisfied presents Back to School posted at Free Your Fat, saying, "Freeing Your Fat 101"

Tony Federico presents Make S(h)ift Happen Book Review posted at Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "Dean Dwyer's book is a wealth of actionable information. If you haven't made shi(f)t happen yet, you should!"
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.

Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list:
Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

No Ancestral Health Symposium for Me

By Diana Hsieh

Alas, I've decided not to attend the Ancestral Health Symposium, happening later this week.

My adrenal insufficiency is a huge problem for me right now, and even with adrenal supplements, an easy schedule, and good sleep, I'm feeling sleepy and lethargic most of the time. Travel exacerbates the problem like nothing else: I've still not dug myself out of the hole that I dug myself visiting family in late June.

So I fear that the AHS would not just be miserable and exhausting for me but also put me in a significant worse state. I hate to cancel, particularly at the last minute. I'm sorry that I'll be missing some sure-to-be-awesome lectures, as well as chatting with paleo folks. Nonetheless, it seems like the only sensible decision.

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Monday, August 06, 2012

butter

By Julie


omg. I think I might need to become Amish. Or a sister wife. Quit my job, forget my ambitions, forgo my goals, and live like it's 1842. Some generically old date. I'll garden, preserve, pickle, smoke, dry, cure, take my turn at animal husbandry... yeah, and churn some freaking butter. With my handheld antique butter churn. Boy is it cute.
Too lazy to ⌘T my way to finding out if I mentioned this in my last blog post; I just started a raw milk share from Ebert Farms (careful, there's a cow mooing noise on that page. Horrible.). Last time I made whipped cream with the cream. Dangerous. Gone in one serving. This time I decided to make butter. I have some long dead distant relative's old butter churn that's just like half-assed decoration in my kitchen and I decided to put it to use. You can use a hand mixer, but pff (no, don't worry I will support your use of a hand mixer if you don't just, ya know, have a butter churn lying around). *Update: my favorite friend Samantha and my fellow blogger bud Danielle from Paring Down Looking Up both mentioned that you can just shake the shit out of cream in a (sterilized, of course, if it's raw cream - let's be safe here) mason jar.
It's hot here. Like nearly Grand Canyon hot. But no Grand Canyon. Just a brick oven house and some adorably hot cats. They lie around like dinosaur fossils. I should try that, too. Instead, I always find some way to slave away in the kitchen. Churning butter, as the case may be. It just makes me more rustic and hard scrabble. Sister wives don't lay around like dinosaur fossils. They've got way too much technology to shun.
I didn't let the cream sour a bit. Maybe next week's share I'll do that. Or, I'll make just straight sour cream. Then next I'll make slightly soured cream butter. So many cream options! Now I have buttermilk, too. I aspire to make buttermilk buckwheat pancakes. I sprouted some buckwheat groats, but they've now just been sitting in a bowl in my fridge for a few days. Too much stuff to do. I still haven't moved my suitcase back down to the basement. I can't even believe what a disaster I am. I don't know where time disappears to. Cat Vortex. Churning butter.
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1. Bring the cream to room temperature, but not the room temperature if your house is a brick oven. That would boil the cream.

2. In a hand mixer, blender, jar, olde tymey butter churn or what have you, work the cream past the point of whipped cream. You will start to see the fat separate from the buttermilk. It'll start with small granules, then begin to clump together.

3. When you're at the clumping phase, pour off the buttermilk into another container. I poured mine through a strainer - an olde tymey cream skimmer, actually; everything else was dirty.

4. Put the butter hunk into a medium sized bowl. Pour like a half cup of water into the bowl. Using a spatula, moosh around the butter in the water to wash it. You're trying to get all of the remaining buttermilk out of the butter so it won't go bad. Drain the water and repeat until the water stays clear.

5. Add salt to your butter now. I actually salted the cream before I started churning, but it might be preferable to salt after, so that your buttermilk isn't salted. I don't mind that mine is, because I like my pancakes on the salty side anyway. In any case, if you salt afterward, salt to taste.

And of course, there's a world of possibilities with compound butter. I'm about to go eat a roasted sweet potato with a big pat of this butter. Do it.

This was originally posted at my blog, the crankin' kitchen!

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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Philosophy Weekend: Philosophy in Action Radio Preview

By Diana Hsieh

In Sunday morning's episode of Philosophy in Action Q&A Radio, I'll answer questions on contributing to animal welfare groups, inappropriate gifts from in-laws, sacrifice in war, condemning evil versus praising good, and more with Greg Perkins.

This week's questions are:
  • Question 1: Contributing to Animal Welfare Groups: Should a person contribute to animal welfare organizations? Animal shelters find good homes for abandoned and abused pets. They also offer assistance to pet owners during emergencies, such as the recent wildfires in Colorado. That work seems laudable to me – and something that a rational person might support and even contribute to. Yet such groups often advocate wrong views (such as veganism) and support rights-violations (such as animal welfare laws). So are such groups worthy of support or not?

  • Question 2: Inappropriate Gifts from In-Laws: How should I respond to an unwanted gift given by my in-laws? My in-laws often give me presents that I don't much like – like frumpy boring sweaters and books I'll never read. I thank them kindly for the present, but I'm not effusive in my praise. Recently, they gave me something really pretty inappropriate for me – on par with giving a bacon cookbook to a vegetarian. I wasn't sure whether it was just clueless or hostile. How should I respond?

  • Question 3: Sacrifice in War: Is it a sacrifice for a soldier to fight for his country? Most people regard fighting for one's country to be a glorious sacrifice. The soldier risks life and limb, but gets little in return. Assuming a proper government and a justified war for self-defense, is serving in the military a sacrifice? And if so, is that sacrifice noble?

  • Question 4: Condemning Evil Versus Praising Good: Why do so many cultural commentaries condemn the evil rather than praise the good? The virtue of justice, properly understood, means that praising good is more important than condemning evil. As Leonard Peikoff says in Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand: "The conventional view is that justice consists primarily in punishing the wicked. This view stems from the idea that evil is metaphysically powerful, while virtue is merely 'impractical idealism.' In the Objectivist philosophy, however, vice is the attribute to be scorned as impractical. For [Objectivists], therefore, the order of priority is reversed. Justice consists first not in condemning, but in admiring – and then in expressing one's admiration explicitly and in fighting for those one admires..." (pg 284). Despite that, the majority of cultural commentaries, including those written by Objectivists, focus on exposing and condemning evil, rather than praising the good. Why is that? Is it a mistake?
After that, we'll tackle some impromptu "Rapid Fire Questions."

To join the live broadcast and its chat, just point your browser to Philosophy in Action's Live Studio a few minutes before the show is scheduled to start. If you attend the live show, you can share your thoughts with other listeners and ask me follow-up questions in the text chat.

If you miss the live broadcast, you'll find the audio from the episode posted here: Q&A Radio: 5 August 2012.

Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. For information on upcoming shows and more, visit the Episodes on Tap.

I hope that you join us on Sunday morning!

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Friday, August 03, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #122

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:
Neely Quinn presents Is Almond Milk Paleo? posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "Get the facts on homemade and store bought almond milk. What are all those extra ingredients?"

RAfael B.,PhD presents LA verdad sobre el colesterol PArte 1 posted at Coma Mejor (eat Better), saying, "What is cholesterol? In spanish. Combine your Paleo interets with Spanish! Colesterol 101 in spanish"

Kris presents 7 Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthier posted at Kris Kris, saying, "Coffee may actually be extremely healthy, but many people add toxic junk to it. Here are 7 ways to make your coffee a whole lot healthier."

Julie Campbell presents three chile chicken + charred summer vegetables posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "perfect summer meal of citrusy and spicy grilled chicken with lightly charred summer veggies."

Warren Wilkinson presents Brain Foods: The fats, vitamins and minerals that support brain function posted at Plate Smarter, saying, "Nutrients do different jobs; so I'm categorizing them based on what they do, rather than what they are. This post is about 4 brain supporting nutrients: Where, what, and how."

Diana Hsieh presents Beware "Gluten Free" Labels posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Those "gluten-free" labels might not mean as much as most people think."

Angel Ayala & Meghan Little presents Paleo Cilantro Apple Jam, A Breakfast Spread for Biscuits or Toast posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "What a special treat for breakfast? Try this delicious Cilantro Apple Jam spread over one of our famous Paleo Biscuits or with a nice slice of our Paleo Bread... toasted, of course."

Ute presents Water Kefir... what is it? And why is it good for you? posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "I explain what water kefir is and why it is good for you!"

Tony Federico presents Paleo Restaurant Project - Elevation Burger posted at Fitness in an Evolutionary Direction, saying, "With 100% grass fed burgers and gluten-free fries cooked in olive oil, Elevation Burger brings the "fast casual" burger concept to new heights."

Megh presents Giveaway: Coconut Flour posted at Yolks, Kefir, & Gristle, saying, "I've got a bag of coconut flour--who wants it?"

Susie T. Gibbs presents Caprese Appetizer Bites posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "Quick and easy Caprese Appetizer Bites let summer tomatoes shine!"

Nell Stephenson presents McDonald's and the Olympics- Perfect! posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson.

Blair presents Got Fatback? posted at The Found Link, saying, "Fatback is featured as the Offal of the Week, sewing with lard, proud waving of a lard flag, and "mmm. . . lardy"."

Mark presents Low Carb and Paleo Stigma Still Alive and Well posted at Low Carb Learning, saying, "Laments the increasingly common tactic of weight loss success stories that avoid saying that the success was due to lowered carbohydrate intake..."

Max Ungar presents Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream posted at Caveman College, saying, "A delicious summer, paleo treat!"

Paul Jaminet presents Scribner edition is complete; thanks to all! posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "We're happy to announce that we've finished the manuscript for the new edition of Perfect Health Diet!"

Beth Mazur presents Paleo not a panacea 2 posted at Weight Maven, saying, "IMO, the issue of lack of willpower is not a question of respect."

Melissa Joulwan presents Aug. 1 Whole30 + Whole30 Daily posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "It's that time again: 30 days of super clean eating to kick in the superhero powers."

Jedha presents My Paleo Menu For 2 Days Away From Home posted at Paleo Weight Loss Coach, saying, "I thought it might be helpful to share what I'm taking away on a round road trip for 2 days. Planning my paleo menu is important 'cos I don't think there will be any good food on the road."

Cavechic presents Inflammatory joint diseases posted at Paleo for Christians, saying, "Can nutrition help ease or even eliminate your symptoms? Stop by and find out."

Warren Wilkinson presents Antioxidants and Nutrition posted at Plate Smarter, saying, "Which dietary nutrients, vitamins and minerals are antioxidants? In this post I explore this topic, detailing the associated anti-nutrients and good food sources."

Victoria presents Liver saving saturated fats posted at Principle Into Practice, saying, "While the evidence to suggest a detrimental relationship between dietary saturated fats and coronary artery disease is weak, the evidence that saturated fatty acids help the liver is strong. Banish the phrase "artery clogging saturated fats" and instead embrace "liver saving saturated fats"."

Kelly Fitzsimmons presents Why is Gluten Bad For You posted at Weight Loss Ninja, saying, "Why is Gluten Bad For You? We provide you with a wealth of great nutritional information on the ill effects of consuming foods containing gluten."
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.

Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list:
Enjoy!

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