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 Gunnars presents Top 11 Paleo and Low-Carb Registered Dietitians With Blogs posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "The top 11 paleo and low-carb friendly registered dietitians with their own blogs and websites, where they share their expert opinions."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.
Miki Ben-Dor presents Paleofantasy or Paleofantastic? posted at Paleo Style, saying, "A critical look at Prof. Mrlane Zuk new anti-Paleo book Paleofantasy – What Evolution Really Tell Us about Sex, Diet, and How we Live. The post try to shows that the book 'really" tell us that Paleo is the most sensible way to eat based on the information it brings to the table."
Paul Jaminet presents Paleofantasy and the State of Ancestral Science posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "In this essay stimulated by Marlene Zuk's Paleofantasy and another anthropological critique of Paleo, I look at the scientific foundations of Paleo, and consider whether we need to move away from the discordance hypothesis toward a more biology-based approach, which might lead us to think of 'Paleo" as standing for a "Paleozoic Diet" rather than a Paleolithic one."
Victoria Prince presents Pop a Squat- Ob Edition posted at Principle into Practice, saying, "Many advocate that squatting to defecate prevents (or even heals) a number of ills, but squatting isn't just useful in the bathroom (and of course in the gym). When it comes to giving birth, squatting (and other traditional positions) may have a number of advantages over the modern reclined position."
Adam Farrah presents You Can't Start Earlier Than Now posted at Practical Paleolithic, saying, "A blog post about starting where you are and accepting past mistakes, bad decisions and the state of your life, health and fitness in this moment."
Neely Quinn presents My Rebuttal to Kimberly Snyder's Attack on Paleo posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "Yet another person has written a poorly researched article against Paleo. Kimberly Snyder’s article is entitled “The Ugly Truth About the Paleo Diet”..."
Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Berry Frozen Yogurt, A Snack or Dessert with No Added Sugar posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Curious about this Yonanas Craze? Wait! Don't buy that machine! We have a quick and easy, no-sugar added recipe for frozen yogurt that will satisfy your craving for fro-yo without breaking your Paleo diet! Best of all? No gimmicks required."
Steve presents Truth Hits Everybody posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "There I was, standing in my kitchen, eating grassfed liver pâté with a spoon, like it's chocolate pudding, and washing it down with bulletproof coffee that looks likes something you wouldn't feed your dog, when it all hit me.... So I did the natural thing: I blogged."
Melissa,a.k.a. Cavechic presents The gelding of American men through food posted at Paleo Connections, saying, "Feeling less than, 'up to the task' lately, so-to-speak? What you eat can decrease sexual desire and impair your ability to have, or enjoy, sex. Eating the paleo way could change your sex life...for the better!"
Wendy Schwartz presents Strong Likelihood our Ancestors Ate Lots of Fat posted at Go Paleo!, saying, "The early forefathers of modern Paleo initially believed that because animals caught in the wild are lean, hunter gatherers probably ate little fat. Boyd Eaton and Loren Cordain, most likely influenced at least somewhat by the lipid hypothesis, couldn’t imagine that the svelte cavemen and women of the paleolithic era actually had a high fat diet. Read more..."
Nell Stephenson presents Is Milk Really That Bad, Then? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson addresses a reader's question about whether or not milk is really all that bad."
Jess presents Introducing Minute Mondays posted at The Paleo Professional, saying, "Introducing Minute Mondays where I share a recipe that requires just minutes to complete. This week's recipe is Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake! Paleo approved and ready in 5 minutes or less, what's not to love??"
Hadass Eviatar presents #blogExodus - Matzah posted at My Coat of Many Colours, saying, "Ah, Passover. How do we do Passover without gluten? And what compromises do we make in the name of love and tradition?"
Diane Sanfilippo presents FAQs: What is Paleo? posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "“Paleo” is short for Paleolithic, but the name is actually less important than the power of the overall approach. My approach to explaining a Paleo type of diet is less about demonizing the foods we look to avoid (grains, legumes, pasteurized dairy, and refined foods) and more about helping you to understand how food should work in your body."
Charissa Talbot presents Sugar Part 2: How real is sugar addiction? posted at The 21-Day Sugar Detox, saying, "Our friend Kendall Kendrick from www.primal-balance.com is back again with part two of her three-part series on sugar addiction."
Rebekah Reddy presents "Faux-co-roons" posted at Half Indian Cook, saying, "This is my version of the Coco-roon brand macaroons--much cheaper and easy to make yourself! And they're egg-free as well (unlike many macaroon recipes). Enjoy!"
Suzanne Crawt presents 43 Awesome Paleo Cooking Hacks You Aren't Using posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "Here are 43 cooking hacks to transform the time you spend in the kitchen!"
J. Stanton presents There Is No Such Thing As A Calorie (To Your Body) posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "Our bodies aren't steam engines – and the concept of the 'calorie", as applied to nutrition, is an oversimplification so extreme as to be untrue in practice."
Finally, you can find all of the blogs of the PaleoBloggers on this continuously-updated list: