Friday, November 30, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #138

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 6 Common Low-Carb & Keto Mistakes and How to Avoid Them posted at Kris Kris, saying, "On a low-carb ketogenic diet, simply removing the carbs isn't enough. Some other measures must be taken to reap the full benefits."

Blair presents Pen Pal-eo posted at Free Your Fat, saying, "The pecans, from my Paleo Pen Pal, give this simple Leftover Bird Salad recipe a seasonal flavor."

Crystal Fieldhouse presents Jo Fitton on Being a Cardio Addict: Low Carb Down Under posted at Eat Sleep Move, saying, "Jo’s personal account is the un-told story of how our all-or-nothing mentality and hectic go-go-go lifestyle can really push our health in totally the opposite direction to where we intend on going."

Neely Quinn presents Paleo Diet Cheat Sheet posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "An infographic to simplify the diet you love."

Nell Stephenson presents Paleoista Holiday Tip of the Day is Back posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson.

Mark Owen-Ward presents it’s time for your pre-tox & goals posted at New Habit, saying, "Motivation to pre-load new year's resolutions and improve success rates!"

Melissa Bishop presents Far infrared saunas posted at Paleo Connections, saying, "Are there really health benefits to far infra red saunas or is it a marketing breakthrough?"

Melissa Bishop presents What are you doing for exercise?l posted at Paleo Connections, saying, "Don't be discouraged if you can't do extreme workouts. You can still make positive changes to your health without, 'killing it' in the gym. Stop by to read how."

Hadass Eviatar presents Happiness is a Warm Goat Cheese posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "Making goat cheese is an ancient art that goes back many generations. Yum!"

Ute presents Is this Paleo? posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "It is important, as you embark on your paleo journey to keep an open mind. You proved once that you are willing to break out of the prison of conventional wisdom by ditching all grains and sugars. Please don't stop there.'."

Victoria presents Guest Post: Observations from the field posted at Principle into Practice, saying, "I'm thrilled to present a post written by a follow ancestrally-minded medical student who is currently doing nutrition research in Uganda. Her observations from the field encourage us to think about many aspects of 'evolutionary appropriate" living, but also make us think about the effects of modern encroachment on traditional life around the world."

Rafael B., PhD. presents Excess calories, inflammation and obesity posted at Eat Better = Better Health, saying, "A simple explanation of why we get fat."

Ana J presents Healthy Holiday Gifts posted at Whole Life Diets, saying, "Healthy holiday gifts for your friends and family."

Tarah presents Holiday Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms posted at What I Gather, saying, "I started with a simple base of sausage, onion, celery, and spinach and added a little holiday flair by throwing in dried cherries and spices such as thyme and sage."

Danny J Albers presents "Detox, Antioxidants, and Scurvy: Protein Beats Plants" posted at Primal North, saying, "Guest blogger Liz summarizes and cites her larger article fortifying the Primal North viewpoint that scurvy and other issues are best prevented by nutrient rich fresh meat AND organs, rather than plants. Eat your odd bits!"

Meghan Little & Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Pumpkin Crème Brûlée, A Fall Holiday Dessert Custard posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This delicious recipe for pumpkin crème brûlée is perfect for dinner parties or as a treat for a quiet evening at home! Creamy and sweet, its the perfect follow up to any Paleo entrée!"

J. Stanton presents GNOLLS.ORG posted at Eating Like A Predator, Not Like Prey--"Now With Cartoon Dinosaurs! (Another Epipheo), saying, "Intermittent fasting, explained in two minutes using CARTOON DINOSAURS and OGRES and ANIMALS BEING RIPPED TO BLOODY SHREDS. Check it out and vote it up!"

Jess presents Pleasingly Pecan Paleo Pen Pal Delights posted at The Paleo Professional, saying, "Pecans are a delicious and uniquely flavored Paleo food. My Paleo Pen Pal sent me pecans from texas and I created 2 pleasingly pecan dishes - Honey Butter Pecan Roasted Carrots and Chiffon Pumpkin Pie with Sweet Cinnamon Cream and Maple Cinnamon Pecans. The carrots couldn't be easier and the pie is better than the 'real thing."."

Susie T. Gibbs presents Simple Tex-Mex Baked Eggs posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "After a week filled with rich food, we sometimes need to give our tummies a break. Easy baked eggs makes a great low carb Paleo meal in minutes - breakfast, lunch, or brinner (breakfast-for-dinner). Learn how quick it is to make fresh homemade salsa and free yourself from the tyranny of prepared salsas!"

Brittanie Duncan presents November Paleo Pen Pal Round Up posted at Three Diets One Dinner, saying, "The first Paleo Pen Pal's have swapped some beautiful recipes! November was a great success. Sign up for December's swap on our facebook page if you haven't already done so!"

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, November 24, 2012

Philosophy Weekend: Philosophy in Action Radio Preview

By Diana Hsieh



In Sunday morning's episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on sexual harassment laws, rooting for anti-heroes, child beauty pageants, teaching children philosophy, and more with Greg Perkins. I thought that might be of interest!

  • Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins
  • What: Philosophy in Action Radio: Sexual Harassment, Anti-Heroes, Kids, and More
  • When: Sunday, 25 November 2012, 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET
  • Where: Philosophy in Action's Live Studio

This week's questions are:
  • Question 1: Sexual Harassment Laws: Are laws against sexual harassment proper? We already have laws against sexual assault and sexual battery, so do sexual harassment laws protect or violate rights? Also, what kind of sexual harassment policies should private companies have, if any? Should people be more skeptical of sexual harassment claims of the kind levelled against Herman Cain during the Republican primary?
  • Question 2: Rooting for Anti-Heroes: Is it wrong to root for anti-heroes in movies? I often root for characters like Daniel Ocean (of Ocean's 11, 12, etc.), Erik Draven (of The Crow), Harry Callahan (a.k.a. Dirty Harry), and "Mad" Max. Should I instead seek out movies with more consistently good heroes?
  • Question 3: Child Beauty Pageants: Are child beauty pageants wrong? The TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras is a reality show that follows child beauty pageant contestants and their parents around. The behavior on the show is frequently outrageous to a point where questions about parental responsibility and even abuse may come to mind. Putting aside the questionable behavior of the people on this show who may not represent typical pageant contestants or parents, these events ask children to compete based on beauty and talent. So are child beauty pageants immoral?
  • Question 4: Teaching Children Philosophy: Why isn't philosophy taught to young children? It seems that teaching philosophy to young children – as young as kindergarten – might result in much better reasoning skills, as well as greater willingness to think independently and question what they're taught. So is philosophy not taught to the young just because some parents and politicians might not like those good results?

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. By listening live, you can share your thoughts with other listeners and ask us follow-up questions in the text chat.

If you miss the live broadcast, you'll find the audio podcast from the episode posted here: Q&A Radio: 25 November 2012.

Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For information on upcoming shows, visit the Episodes on Tap.

I hope that you join us on Sunday morning!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #137

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 This is not food.... posted at Real Food is Great...., saying, "If you want to get a lethal injection of trans and refined sugar check out this post. Then, do not get desperate. Check out my This is real food... post on the same blog."

Jennifer Hunt presents Food and Relationships: Seven Things I Wish My Family Knew posted at Vibrant Sexy Strong, saying, "With the holidays looming and many meals planned with (non-Paleo) extended family, these are the things I hope our family understands when we pass on the dinner rolls."

Julie Campbell presents savory spiced nuts posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "these seasonal spiced nuts are a nice alternative to the normal sugar coated ones and make a great party snack."

Neely Quinn presents Paleo Group Coaching Calls Now Available posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "Have questions about Paleo you want answered by a live human being? I'm now offering 75-minute sessions for $50 for up to 10 people per call..."

Mary Catherine presents Hubbard Squash Hummus -- My First Paleo Pen Pal Recipe posted at Nourish Paleo Foods, saying, "When your Paleo Pen Pal gives you a giant hubbard squash, make hubbard squash hummus. This recipe should also work well with leftover pumpkin or butternut squash."

Nell Stephenson presents Coconut Paleo Egg Not posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson shares a recipe for a paleo friendly recipe of this holiday classic."

J. Stanton presents Video Week! My Epipheo On White Bread, and Nose to Tail Eating posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "This week, instead of heavy science, you get to watch a cartoon about bread! Bonus: a nose-to-tail feast."

Susie T. Gibbs presents Low Carb Southern Dressing or Stuffing for You Yankees posted at Fluffy Chix Cook, saying, "Maintaining a low carb and Paleo diet through the holidays shouldn't have to be difficult, especially when you have perfectly legal and delicious low carb and Paleo alternatives like WaWa's Low Carb Southern-style Dressing."

Brittanie Duncan presents Sweet Potato Pie posted at Three Diets One Dinner, saying, "My first Paleo Pen Pal Post: Sweet Potato Pie (just in time for Thanksgiving!)."

Lisa presents A Weekend in Prague posted at Swiss Paleo, saying, "Want to take a virtual vacation to Prague? Take a peek at what we saw and what we ate!"

Danny J Albers presents 50 Days In To Nutritional Ketosis posted at Primal North, saying, "Lisa Lawrence guest posts on Primal North, discussing her journey into nutritional ketosis, the effort and the payoff of getting into the sweet spot."

Kristopher Cleary presents Bleeding Hemorrhoids and How To Cure Them posted at Real Constipation Remedies, saying, "Real Constipation Remedies is a blog which helps people overcome their own constipation by using the insights and information gathered by Kristopher Cleary from curing his own horrible chronic constipation."

Tarah presents Green Chile Salmon Muffins posted at What I Gather, saying, "I needed to come up with a creative way to get some more seafood into my pregnancy diet. I think these spicy salmon muffins did the trick!"

Peggy Emch presents Alcohol and gut flora - you may want to lay off this season posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Alcohol causes digestive disorders in many."

Melissa Bishop presents Kimchee-a super food? posted at paleo for Christians, saying, "Is it possible that kimchee could be a super food? A perfect blend of everything and low calorie to boot?"

Hadass presents SCD and Paleo and FODMAPs, oh my! posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "In which I complain bitterly about conflicting food restrictions."

Amy Kubal presents Holiday Help: Dealing With Non-Paleo Peer Pressure... posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "The Holiday season is TOUGH!! Here are some great tips to help you fend off the 'food pushers'!"

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, November 21, 2012

Essential Versus Optional in Paleo

By Diana Hsieh

When I developed my list of Modern Paleo Principles in early 2010, I'd hoped to be able to sort out the essential principles from the optional tweaks. So forgoing grains would be essential to eating paleo whereas intermittent fasting would be just an optional tweak that a person might never even try. Sounds reasonable, right? Perhaps so, but the attempt was a total non-starter.

Almost as soon as I sat down to write out my list of principles, I realized that I couldn't possibly separate them into "essential" and "optional," except in a few clear cases. Similarly, I couldn't rank its principles by priority except in a very rough way. Despite the core features of the diet captured in my definition -- avoiding grains, sugars, and modern vegetable oils in favor of high-quality meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables -- that just wasn't possible.

But... why not? Why can't we identify the essential versus optional principles of a paleo diet or rank its principles by priority? The answer is more interesting than I supposed at first. I see three major obstacles -- (1) the value of health, (2) individual differences, and (3) the science of nutrition. Let's examine each in turn.

Health Is Not Your Ultimate Value

Health is a major value, but it's not a person's proper ultimate value. Health is not all that matters in life.

A person's ultimate value is (or rather, ought to be) his own life. Consequently, people can make legitimate trade-offs with respect to health, in order to serve other, higher values. For example, a paleo-eater might choose to eat restaurant salads with canola oil dressing at business lunches because that's what best serves her career, even if that risks some harm to her health. Or a paleo-eater might enjoy the occasional "Mo's Bacon Bar," because the taste is just so worth the sugar hit. Such choices would be totally legitimate: optimizing health shouldn't be treated as an out-of-context duty.

What does that mean? It means that no principle of paleo can be treated as "essential" -- in the sense that if you violate it, then you're doing wrong, you've fallen off the wagon, you're no longer paleo. Paleo is not a religious dogma: it has no Ten Commandments -- nor even a "thou shalt." (That's for the vegans!)

Instead, paleo involves a set of principles to help guide the actions that impact our health, particularly diet. However, if a person is willing to pay the price for deviating occasionally from those principles -- if that's not a sacrifice for him but an enhancement of his life -- then he ought to deviate. That's the rational approach.

Your Health Depends on Individual Context

People are not merely fodder for the aggregate statistics of epidemiologists. They are individuals -- and each person's particular background, constitution, and circumstances matter to his choices about diet.

For example, one paleo-eater might be diabetic, another hypothyroid, and another in perfect health. One person might be disposed to heart disease, whereas another would be more likely to suffer from cancer or stroke. One person might suffer terrible effects from eating wheat, whereas sugar might be the downfall of another. A paleo-eater might be able to find a source of grass-fed beef that matches his budget -- or not. A person might have 200 pounds of fat to lose -- or 20 pounds of muscle to gain. One person might look, feel, and perform better eating starchy tubers while another does better avoiding them. One person might need to work hard to eliminate the soy from his diet, whereas another has none to remove. One person might live with a supportive spouse, while another lives with a hostile vegan roommate. One person might prepare all his meals at home, while another must eat in restaurants, while another must eat in the college dorm.

In short, people's backgrounds, constitutions, and circumstances are often hugely different in ways that will affect what they can and should eat. People will implement a paleo diet in very different ways, based on those differences. To claim, as a universal generalization, that certain paleo principles are essential while others are merely optional would be to run roughshod over those individual differences. Instead, each person needs to discover what's more essential versus more optional for him. Each person need to focus on his own life and values. The experiences of others are often useful guides or hints, but they don't determine what's essential versus optional for you.

The Science of Nutrition Is in Its Infancy

Ideally, with further development of science, we might be able to identify certain universal mid-level principles, such as "avoid foods that irritate your gut" or "avoid foods that promote the formation of small LDL." Then people could focus on those principles, rather than adapting the particular recommendations of paleo to their own cirucmstances. Those kinds of integrations would be useful, undoubtedly, but I see at least three problems with aiming for that.

First, the science of nutrition is not as advanced or definitive as we might like, except on a few issues. I'm routinely amazed by how much we still have left to learn -- on the value of tubers, on the different kinds of fats, on carbohydrate sources, and so on. So right now, we're not in a position to clearly define and defend such mid-level principles. The science needs to be more settled for that.

Second, such mid-level principles wouldn't be particularly helpful for guiding a person's everyday choices about what to eat -- unless he already knew, for example, what irritates guts in general and his gut in particular. So even if armed with a slew of solid mid-level principles, a person would still need to discover how to implement those principles well in his choices of what to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Third, even if all that were known, individuals would still vary in their responses to foods, and they'd have to determine much of their own optimal diet by their own n=1 experiments. For example, people respond very differently to gluten. Personally, even small quantities of gluten give me migraines, but no digestive upset. Others have a different response -- or no response at all.

Conclusions

One important conclusions from these reflections on the value of health, individual differences, and the science of nutrition is that even though the various paleo diets have a common core, the principles of paleo cannot be designated "essential" versus "optional" nor ranked in order of importance.

Of course, we can define a paleo diet, because it means something definite. We can also identify the general principles of a paleo approach to health; that's what I hope that I've done with the Modern Paleo Principles. That's crucial for doing paleo well, I think.

Yet to think of some of these principles as universally "essential" versus universally "optional" would be a mistake. Instead, they should stand in our minds as "more or less important for me."

Of course, as an advocate of people, I'm interested to know what's more or less important for most people or for people with certain medical conditions. Still, the individual's mileage will always vary.

Also, a person often requires a few weeks or even months to learn how to implement the basic principles of paleo well in his own life, then even longer to tweak and optimize. For people really concerned to eat well -- and to be fully healthy -- that can be well worth the trouble!

Even with the broad range of paleo, we cannot hope to find a "one-size-fits-all" diet, except in a very broad way.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Robb Wolf on The Paleo Solution: Philosophy in Action Interview

By Diana Hsieh

On Wednesday, 14 November 2012, I interviewed the super-awesome Robb Wolf about "The Paleo Solution" in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen to the audio podcast any time. You'll find the podcast on the episode's archive page, as well as below.

Podcast: 14 November 2012: Robb Wolf about "The Paleo Solution"



What is the paleo diet? How can it help you improve your health and look better? Why does it work?

Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked iTunes podcast, book, and seminars.

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Topics:
  • The basics of the paleo diet
  • Paleo versus low-carb diets
  • The benefits of paleo: not just weight loss
  • Easing into paleo
  • The evolutionary framework for nutrition and medicine
  • The state of modern medicine
  • The claimed health benefits of vegetarianism and veganism
  • Concerns for animal welfare
  • Debates and disputes in the paleo community
  • Wheat and gluten
  • Cheating on paleo
  • Paleo as life-transforming
  • Robb's political activism
  • Robb's podcast, book, and online resources
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hsieh Forbes OpEd: Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare

By Paul Hsieh

The 11/13/2012 Forbes has published my latest OpEd: "5 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Obamacare".

I discuss 5 practical strategies ordinary Americans should consider now, even as the fight for health care freedom continues. They include:

1) Get a good primary care doctor, if you haven't already done so.
2) Use a Health Savings Account (HSA).
3) Consider a concierge or "direct pay" physician.
4) Consider medical tourism, when appropriate.
5) Help your doctor work on your behalf.
For more details, see the full text of "5 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Obamacare".

I've also discussed some of these ideas in my 7/25/2012 interview on Diana's "Philosophy In Action" podcast, "Surviving Socialized Medicine".

See also my article in the Summer 2010 issue of The Objective Standard, "How to Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare". (Link goes to free preview, full text is subscriber gated).

Update #1: Dr. Richard Amerling of AAPS offers similar suggestions at: "Defensive Medicine: How To Survive ObamaCare".

Update #2: Thanks, Instapundit, for the link!

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Saturday, November 17, 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 adopting ideas by default, griping versus moral judgment, veganism as child abuse, sharing lecture notes, and more with Greg Perkins.

  • Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins
  • What: Philosophy in Action Q&A Radio: Default Ideas, Unjust Complaints, Veganism, and More
  • When: Sunday, 18 November 2012, 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET
  • Where: Philosophy in Action's Live Studio
This week's questions are:
  • Question 1: Adopting Ideas by Default: Should a person allow his ideology to set his default positions? When people adopt a religion, philosophy, or politics as their own, they often don't think through every issue – or they've not done so yet. Does accepting the various positions of that ideology as a kind of default amount to accepting them on faith? What should a person do when he hasn’t thought through the issue for himself?
  • Question 2: Griping Versus Moral Judgment: What's the difference between griping about people and morally judging them? I take the virtue of justice seriously: I try to be careful and objective in my moral judgments of others, and then I act on those judgments. However, I've found that most people don't do that. Instead, they bitch about other people out of annoyance, including about serious wrongs, but then continue to deal with those people as before, perhaps after a cooling-off period. I hate to listen to these unserious and often unjust complaints about others, and I don't relish the thought of people complaining about me in that way to others. How can I explain my objections to such bitching in a friendly way? How can I avoid being bitched-to or bitched-about?
  • Question 3: Veganism as Child Abuse: Should it be considered child abuse to feed a child a vegan diet? Most experts agree that children need some of the nutrients found in meat and dairy products to develop properly. I've read lots of stories about children whose development is impaired or stunted due to being fed a vegan diet. Should it be considered child abuse to feed a child a strict vegan diet? If so, at which point should the state intervene and take legal recourse against the parents?
  • Question 4: Sharing Lecture Notes: Is it wrong to refuse to share lecture notes with a lazy student? A classmate of mine is nice enough but a bit odd. She's always at least 30 minutes late for lecture, and she doesn't come to lab sometimes. In lecture, she does not take notes but instead usually draws the whole class period. Today, she asked to borrow some of my lecture notes. I told her that I noticed that she was always late and that she didn't take notes, and she denied that. Still, I told her that lending her my notes would be inconvenient, then I suggested that she ask someone else. Normally, I'd be happy to share my notes, but in this case, I didn't want to share the results of my efforts in attending this class on time, every day, and paying attention. Was that wrong?
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: 18 November 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, November 16, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #136

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 Nutritional Ketosis Experiment Update: I Yield posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "After a paltry 6 days of ketosis, I had to stop..."

Kerri Costa presents Paleo Shrimp Scampi posted at the functional foodie, saying, "Bright and lemony sauce compliments the shrimp so nicely. Perfect on a bed of spaghetti squash. Who needs pasta?!"

Meghan Little & Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Hot Mulled Apple Cider, A Spiced Holiday Drink posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This hot mulled apple cider is perfect for a Thanksgiving feast, Paleo-style! We love how it warms us up and feels like home. Check out our website Facebook for many many Thanksgiving recipes!"

Hadass Eviatar presents Home-made Cultured Butter! posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "Following last week's milk kefir adventure, our heroine advances into the land of cultured butter, with scrumptious results. Come along for the ride!"

Nell Stephenson presents Paleo Holiday Dilemma #1 posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson writes about getting the family to accept your Paleo food choices during the holidays."

Danny J Albers presents Primal North and Big Primal - An "Odd Bits" Cooking Show? posted at Primal North, saying, "Bone marrow and beef heart get an epic treatment! Big Primal reached out and invited Primal North for a very special episode 'Eat Your Heart Out". This three minute cooking show, a Primal take on Epic meal time, has numerous fans. Join us as we prep and chow down on a feast of grass fed local thymus glands, liver, oxtail, long split and roasted marrow bones, and of course beef heart (raw and cooked!). Worth 3 minutes of your time. Showcasing the "Odd Bits" in all their glory the Big Primal way!"

Peggy Emch presents Cure Candida, Yeast Infections, and Bacterial Vaginosis With Diet posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Candida and bacterial vaginosis are a huge problem for so many women. Take control of these issues with a fructose free diet!"

Susan Holland (MeJane) presents Daunting Shadow of an Epicure posted at Old Swimmer, saying, "Simple! How do you eat primal and still have a busy 'other" life? MeJane is skipping a lot of steps, and some knives and forks too!"

J .Stanton presents Dental Health And The Paleo Diet: Gingival Sulcus Depth, Periodontal Disease, Systemic Inflammation, and Some N=1 Data posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "Gum disease causes systemic inflammation and is strongly correlated with heart disease...and eating a paleo diet can dramatically improve your oral health! Learn more here."

Hadass Eviatar presents The Greeks called it ἀκρασία posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "We all struggle with self-sabotage on occasion. Why do we do this?"

Max Ungar presents How To Get Through Thanksgiving (Without Stress or Weight-Gain) posted at Caveman College, saying, "Some cool recipes, turkey day ideas, and an awesome video!"

Jess presents Paleo Parties: Surprises, Sweets, and a New Decade posted at The Paleo Professional, saying, "Stop in to hear about my Paleo 30th birthday weekend including a killer Paleo cake and frosting recipe. It's way tastier than your average gluten filled cake!"

Melissa Bishop presents Infrared saunas posted at paleo for Christians, saying, "Are infrared saunas worth the cost and effort? Can sitting in one several times a week really make that big of a difference in your health? Stop by and find out."

Melissa Joulwan presents Paleo Thanksgiving Sides posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "There's still time to put together a legendary paleo Thanksgiving menu, and this collection of recipes from some of your fave paleo bloggers is a good place to start!"

Julie Campbell presents celery root and onion rösti posted at the crankin' kitchen!, saying, "try making this as a nice rustic side dish at dinner, or as a lovely addition on a brunch table!"

Paul Jaminet presents The Rise -- and Fall? -- of American Health posted at Perfect Health Diet @ Psychology Today, saying, "This is the first in a series discussing the big picture of health: what are the major factors in health and longevity, and can we substantially increase our healthspan and lifespan? We begin by looking at historical trends in the health status of Americans."

Amy Kubal presents Www.Match.Paleo -- Chronically Single Paleo Seeking... posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "Are you Paleo and searching for the perfect (preferably paleo) match? Or are you currently 'partnered' with some one that's less than paleo? If so, this one's for you!"

Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian presents Thanksgiving Challenge: THANK Your Grocer! posted at Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary, saying, "I was strolling through Giant today and saw *organic grassfed beef* on the shelves! I was so delerious...there may or may not have been dancing. Right away I ran to the closest section manager and like a rockstar's giddy fan-girl, blubbered my irrational level of gratefulness for Giant now carrying organic grassfed beef. How can you give your local grocer a message of thanks this coming week as you shop for Thanksgiving groceries?"

Angel Ayala Torres & Meghan Little presents Paleo Effect Signature Thanksgiving Recipes posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Now you can see all of our signature Thanksgiving recipes all in the same place! We're adding every day, so come back often! From Turkey to Pecan Pie, Curried Butternut Squash Soup to Stuffing, we've got all of your appetizers, sides, entrees and desserts covered! Celebrate with friends and family, the Paleo way!"

Tarah presents Baking Success! posted at What I Gather, saying, "We're having a baby! He or she will be 'fully baked" this June, but until then I'll be posting about pregnancy related topics such as diet, exercise, and other joys of pregnancy. Of course, I'll still be sharing plenty of tasty recipes, as well!"

Alison Pierce presents Roasted Squash Soup and Pumpkin Pie from Scratch posted at Counterculture Cooking, saying, "The technique for both recipes includes pre-roasting your squash, which is a truly simple process. Ditch the canned pumpkin this Thanksgiving and go from the source!"

Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian presents Thanksgiving Challenge: THANK Your Grocer! posted at Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary, saying, "I was strolling through Giant today and saw *organic grassfed beef* on the shelves! I was so delerious...there may or may not have been dancing. Right away I ran to the closest section manager and like a rockstar's giddy fan-girl, blubbered my irrational level of gratefulness for Giant now carrying organic grassfed beef. How can you give your local grocer a message of thanks this coming week as you shop for Thanksgiving groceries?"

Diana Hsieh presents Interview: Robb Wolf on The Paleo Solution posted at NoodleFood, saying, "I interviewed Robb Wolf about paleo on Philosophy in Action Radio. Check out the podcast!"

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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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Robb Wolf Interview: Wednesday on Philosophy in Action Radio

By Diana Hsieh

In tomorrow evening's episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll interview the super-awesome Robb Wolf on "The Paleo Solution."

  • Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh, with special guest Robb Wolf
  • What: Philosophy in Action Radio: Robb Wolf on The Paleo Solution
  • When: Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 6 pm PT / 7 pm MT / 8 pm CT / 9 pm ET
  • Where: Philosophy in Action's Live Studio
What is the paleo diet? How can it help you improve your health and look better? Why does it work?

Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist, is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars.


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. By listening live, you can post comments and questions in the text chat.

If you miss the live broadcast, you'll find the audio from the episode posted here: 14 November 2012: Robb Wolf on The Paleo Solution.

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 Wednesday evening!

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Saturday, November 10, 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 the 2012 election results, adopting ideas by default, explaining a break-up, keeping contact with questionable family, and more with Greg Perkins.

  • Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins
  • What: Philosophy in Action Q&A Radio: Election Results, Default Ideas, Break-Ups, and More
  • When: Sunday, 11 November 2012, 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET
  • Where: Philosophy in Action's Live Studio
This week's questions are:
  • Question 1: The 2012 Election Results: What should we think of the results of the 2012 election? Many free-market advocates are despairing over the election results, particularly the re-election of President Obama. They claim that America has sunk to a new low in re-electing an openly socialistic and egalitarian hater of America. Do you think that such despair is warranted? Also, many free-market advocates urge us to work harder in spreading the message of individual rights, including via "education" campaigns. Do you think that such efforts will be effective?
  • Question 2: Adopting Ideas by Default: Should a person allow his ideology to set his default positions? When people adopt a religion, philosophy, or politics as their own, they often don't think through every issue – or they've not done so yet. Does accepting the various positions of that ideology as a kind of default amount to accepting them on faith? Or does the principle of "giving the benefit of the doubt" apply here? What should a person do when uncertain? Is full understanding of and agreement with every position required for a person to be an adherent or proponent of some ideology?
  • Question 3: Explaining a Break-Up: Do I owe my boyfriend an explanation for my breaking up with him? I dated my recently-ex-boyfriend for a few months. Over the past few weeks, I realized that some personality and value differences preclude any long-term prospects. When I broke up with him, I didn't give him any reasons why, and that really upset him. Do I owe him an explanation? Would that help or hurt our chances of a cordial relationship in the future? If I should talk to him about my reasons, what should I say?
  • Question 4: Keeping Contact with Questionable Family: Should I keep in contact with my morally questionable and mystical father? Recently, I initiated contact with my father. I've not seen or spoken to for most of my life. He left behind him a lot of damage, and I was very hurt by that. I made amends with him, thinking that he was in recovery. However, I recently discovered his eastern mystic philosophy. Also, although he is fully recovered, he still has moral problems. Now I'm second guessing my decision. Would it be immoral for me to break off the contact with him after I've made peace with him? Should I preserve the relationship to keep my character intact? Or should I cut ties with him, on the principle that I should only maintain relationships of value to me?
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: 11 November 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, November 09, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #135

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 This is not food..... posted at Eat Better, saying, "Once a week I will be posting about certain 'food" that certainly is NOT a "real food". Why Am I going to do this: First, because each time I see one of these I say : this is not food....., and second because I want to raise awareness about this so called "foods" that are highly addictive, highly palatable and unhealthy. Here's my first post."

Paul Jaminet presents Chocolate: What is the Optimal Dose? posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "We look at the healthfulness of chocolate. What is the evidence for benefits, and does the evidence tell us how much should we eat?"

Hadass Eviatar presents Milk Kefir Bliss posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "Some people would argue against milk kefir being paleo, but it is an extremely ancient fermented drink that is enjoyed by many traditional peoples around the world. Check it out!"

Nell Stephenson presents Holiday Paleo Help posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson invites blog readers to send her their holiday-related inquiries to help stay Paleo during this tempting time of year."

Meghan Little & Angel Torres presents Paleo Honey Chicken, A Quick Asian-inspired Entrée posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Our Honey Chicken is the perfect Chinese food for a night at home!"

Crystal Fieldhouse presents What is the Paleo Diet? posted at Eat Sleep Move, saying, "This is not your normal explanation for what Paleo is all about. I encourage you to think outside the cave and use the Paleo template as a framework, tinker with it and tweak it till you find that works for you."

Lisa@SwissPaleo presents The Holy Grail...A good paleo pizza posted at Swiss Paleo, saying, "Yes, we're all looking for it....a good tasting paleo pizza recipe. Give this one a try. Also includes a recipe for roasted tomato sauce."

Lisa@swisspaleo presents Orange Cashew Chicken posted at Swiss Paleo, saying, "Way better than Chinese take-out!"

Peggy Emch presents A Safer Sugar for Fructose Malabsorption posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "Glucose is more digestible for people with fructose malabsorption. It also doesn't have to be processed by the liver."

Neely Quinn presents My Paleo Ketogenic Experiment and Meal Plan posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "I'm going ketogenic for at least a month! Here's why and what I'll be eating."

Kelly presents Rolled Pork Roast posted at A Girl Worth Saving, saying, "Roasted Rolled Pork with a savory stuffing just in time for the holidays."

Jess presents Dinner: Grass-Fed Strip Steak topped with Shallots and Cherry Tomatoes posted at The Paleo Professional, saying, "Delicious grilled grass-fed strip steak topped with flavorful shallots and cherry tomatoes. A perfect week night meal!"

Danny J Albers presents An Apple a Day - Dispelling Dogma - A letter to the open minded posted at Primal North, saying, "Primal North continues its series of letters to the open minded with an editorial to the community about why we cannot win the 'red meat is healthy" war with our current model in a post that has nothing to do with apples."

Amy Kubal presents The Seasonal Phenomenon That Is 'The Elastic Waistband'... posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "It happens every year - the jeans get retired and sweats become the rule. This year avoid the seasonal waist expansion and its associated 'elastic'."

The Cavegirls presents A Paleo Thanksgiving posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "Looking for a menu and recipes for a Paleo Thanksgiving Feast? Look no further! The Cavegirls have put together a full menu for your Thanksgiving pleasure."

Melissa Bishop presents The Prissy American Palate posted at paleo for Christians, saying, "Think rating certain things is gross? A mature palate can open up more nutrients to your body. Look beyond food titles to obtain better health."

Melissa Bishop presents Planning for Success posted at paleo for Christians, saying, "Planning ahead for shopping and meal preparation can make sticking to your new eating plan easier. Read how."

Victoria presents An ode to the soft-boiled egg posted at Principle Into Practice, saying, "Why you want to keep time, effort, and water use to a minimum, soft-boiled eggs are an excellent option for a quick, delicious, and nutritious meal."

Carmen Fraser presents Bacon Sushi posted at Carmen Eat Joy, saying, "So quick and easy for a filling snack or light lunch. Get your greens and your bacon in one go!!"

Peggy Emch presents Getting In Shape After Pregnancy posted at The Primal Parent, saying, "3 months after the baby is born, I'm still in the process of getting in shape but getting stronger and stronger all the time. See pics and my strategy."

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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Monday, November 05, 2012

Podcast Awards: Vote for The Paleo Solution and Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

I'm pleased to report that my own Philosophy in Action, as well as Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution, have been nominated for Podcast Awards!

You can vote for us every day between now and November 15th, so pretty please with bacon on top, vote early and often! You'll find Philosophy in Action in the "General" category and The Paleo Solution in the "Health / Fitness" category.

Voting isn't difficult, but it does take a moment to do, so thank you for each and every vote!

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Saturday, November 03, 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 the nature of mysticism, breast implants, choosing to live in a socialist country, cleaning the house for guests, and more with Greg Perkins.

  • Who: Dr. Diana Hsieh and Greg Perkins
  • What: Philosophy in Action Q&A Radio: Mysticism, Breast Implants, Socialism, and More
  • When: Sunday, 4 November 2012, 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET
  • Where: Philosophy in Action's Live Studio
This week's questions are:
  • Question 1: The Nature of Mysticism: What is mysticism? Is mysticism distinct from religion, faith, and belief in the supernatural? Can a person be non-religious but mystical?
  • Question 2: Breast Implants: What advice should I give to a friend considering breast implants? A friend of mine is considering breast implants, purely for cosmetic reasons. In other words, she's not having reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy: she just wants larger breasts. Do you think that purely cosmetic breast implant surgery is moral? Is it wise? What advice should I give her, if any?
  • Question 3: Choosing to Live in a Socialist Country: Is it moral to choose to live in a socialist country? A person might move to England to study at a conservatory or move to China for a job. Would it be moral to do that – meaning, to move to a socialist country and make use their government institutions? Would there be some kind of obligation to "pay back" what the person gains from that country's taxpayers, such as by giving philanthropy to organizations that promote capitalism in that country? Or would it be immoral altogether, such that a person should pursue whatever opportunities he can in America (or where he is)?
  • Question 4: Cleaning the House for Guests: Is is second-handed to work hard to clean and repair your house before company arrives? I'm constantly fighting a battle to get my house looking reasonable. Then, right before company arrives from out-of-town, I make an extra big push to get it as clean and tidy as possible. I'd like it to always be that way, but I'll work a lot harder when I know that someone else will be in the space. So is it second-handed to want to present a better home than I normally maintain? Or is putting in that effort that a matter of respecting and providing for people that I value?
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: 4 November 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, November 02, 2012

The Paleo Rodeo #134

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:
Ute presents When Sugar Becomes An Addiction posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "If you find yourself addicted to sugar, do know you're not alone."

Ute presents What belongs in my paleo kitchen at all times posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "There are things that belong into my well stocked paleo kitchen. Read here what they are."

Daniel presents Paleostasis - The Grizzly Way posted at Grizzly Strong, saying, "Paleostasis - a combination of Paleo and Homeostasis, a quick shot guide at finding balance in your Paleo lifestyle. Common issues, and tips to help."

Wenchypoo presents Less Meat, More Plants for Cavemen--Oh Really? posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Old Bat Cave, saying, "An article appeared on Live Science a few days ago arguing that the nitrogen levels found in caveman bones was due to their ingestion of more plant material than meat--WRONG!! I've come to believe the original article was written by a vegan."

Neely Quinn presents How My Dog Went Totally Paleo. Raw Paleo. posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "I wrote a blog post a while back called 'My Dog Eats (mostly) Paleo". The title started out without the "(mostly)", but I added the descriptor when a commenter rightfully pointed out that my dog, Zala, was not totally Paleo."

Meghan Little & Angel Torres presents Paleo Braised Lamb with Butternut Squash Mash, A Tender Fall Entrée posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This braised lamb is simple - no culinary degree required - and the meat falls off the bone, its that tender! Even better? One pot a minimal effort makes the side dish as well! We just LOVE fall recipes!"

Nell Stephenson presents Solid Foods During Training? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson writes about using solid foods, or not, during training."

Carmen Fraser presents Raw Paleo Choc Fudge Bites posted at Carmen Eat Joy, saying, "For a perfect after dinner treat with a cup of tea, these chocolatey morsels will satisfy your craving without having to compromise. No grain, dairy, or sweeteners - just real food - and they taste amazing!"

Penny McIntosh presents Become A Fat Burning Machine posted at Health Coach Penny, saying, "Everyone wants to know how to rev up their metabolism and access that seemingly endless supply of bodyfat, turning those love handles and saddlebags into fuel. So how do you get that big blob of fat to turn into big logs of fuel?"

Melissa Bishop presents Why I stopped watching The Biggest Loser posted at paleo for Christians, saying, "Starving yourself and working out excessively will make your body release its fat (energy) but it does not teach you how to live a healthy life."

Melissa Bishop presents It's not about being skinny posted at paleo for Christians, saying, "Eating the paleo way is about being healthy. Really healthy possibly for the first time in your life. Post includes tips on how to keep a food journal for health vs. just recording food for weight loss."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #60: Omega 6 fats, quitting caffeine, hypoglycemia, sardines & more posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "Another great podcast from Diane and Liz! Special discount for podcast listeners on Kasandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Save 25% on orders now through Thanksgiving Day 2012 with code 'BBTURKEY" -- you will LOVE This olive oil!"

Mary Catherine presents My Experience Rendering Tallow -- and Why It Almost Didn't Happen posted at Nourish Paleo Foods, saying, "Another chapter in the quarter-cow story, in which I rescue the suet and learn how to render tallow."

Tarah presents Favorite Fall Recipes posted at What I Gather, saying, "A few of my favorites for Fall! Warm and comforting with lots of roasted veggies, soup, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts!"

Victoria presents Waste not, want not posted at Principle into Practice, saying, "What our modern, industrial world sees as waste is really part of a natural (not to mention efficient) cycle. The saying 'Waste not, want not" is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, but this philosophy is best exemplified by nature."

Yael Grauer presents Book Review: Practical Paleo posted at Yael Writes, saying, "Check out my review of Diane Sanfilippo's new book!"

Julie Campbell presents lamb tagin posted at the crankin' kitchen, saying, "this slow-roasted Moroccan dish has super tender lamb, soft dried fruit, and warming spices. it's a great fall weekend meal."

Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian presents Paleo and Primal Natural Disaster Pantry Prepping: Building a Stockpile of Nonperishables posted at Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary, saying, "I realize that golfing and hang-gliding may also be strong contenders for this title, but earlier this week, while waiting out the storm, I unofficially dubbed the combination of disaster preparation with a paleo lifestyle as potentially one of the most expensive hobbies I could imagine."

The Cavegirls presents Paleo Cinnamon "Rolls" with Maple Cream Frosting posted at Northwest Cavegirls, saying, "I made a version of a cinnamon 'roll" muffin that will be perfect. Not that it needs it, but I made a coconut cream frosting to go on top as well. I think they turned out very cinnamon-y and will be a good substitute for the traditional Cinnamon Roll."

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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