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:
Ruth presents Are Your Skin Care Products Safe posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Not sure if your skin care products are safe? Here's a resource that will help you find out!"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.
Ruth presents Primal Diet posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "What exactly is the difference between paleo and primal?"
Kris Gunnars presents Top 5 Artery-Clogging Foods That Can Save Your Life posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "The war on saturated fat is the biggest mistake in the history of nutrition. Here are 5 super healthy foods that were demonized because they're high in fat."
Neely Quinn presents Gut Issues 30 Days into Paleo? posted at Paleo Plan.
Samantha presents Masala Kheema posted at Masala Kheema, saying, "My recreation of the Kheema from a local restaurant. Kheema is traditionally a South Asian dish of minced meat cooked with spices, onions, ginger, butter or ghee and garlic. The actual recipe varies widely. It was initially described to me as similar to slightly spicy Indian sloppy joe filling."
Eileen Laird presents Paleo Approach Book Review and Author Interview posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about the recent release of the Paleo Approach aka the Autoimmune Bible. My review includes aspects of the book never before shared online, such as the awesome Troubleshooting Checklist, clarifications about the protocol, and an interview with the author about her own autoimmune healing experience."
Eileen Laird presents How I Am Healing My Rheumatoid Arthritis posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "In a guest post on Real Food Forager, I share my experience with the autoimmune protocol - how I was literally offended by it the first time I saw it, and how a year later, it's one of the greatest blessings in my life."
Laura P presents The Healing Power of Salt posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "Salt has been demonized over the last several decades, and it's time to set the record straight: salt can be good for you, and you need it! Here are some things you need salt for in the body, and what can happen when yoiu don't get enough....let's all salt our food extra today, shall we?"
Lauren presents Chocolate, Food of the Gods posted at DC Healthy Bites, saying, "Sadly most of use have never tasted REAL cocoa from wild indigenous cacao. It not only tastes better but it's better for the environment and is healthier."
Nell Stephenson presents Sometimes, You Just Need Some Broccoli… posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo Expert Nell Stephenson writes about what to do when one experiences a sudden blood sugar crash."
Jennifer Brand aka Alliefitfoodie presents LACTOSE INTOLERANCE, FODMAPS, AND NIGHTSHADES OH MY! posted at Alliefitfoodie, saying, "In my A and P (anatomy and physiology) class this week, there were several topics we were exploring dealing with bones and the skeletal system. Part of the discussion was around bone health, which of course leads to calcium intake and vitamin D. The discussion transitioned to lactose intolerance. And from there, well, I ended up touching on FODMAPs and nightshades as well."
Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Lemon Date Laddu, A Sweet Raw Dessert with Almonds posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipes is raw, only has 6 ingredients and talks about 5 minutes to make! Not only easy, but also delicious! They're perfect little desserts when you want something sweet, but not too much sweet!"
Tarah presents Paleo Chocolate Covered Strawberries posted at What I Gather, saying, "Simple to make chocolate covered strawberries with simple ingredients and lots of chocolatey flavor!"
Melissa,a.k.a. Cavechic presents For my GF readers; why you should stop eating potatoes posted at Paleo Fringe, saying, "If you have gone on a GF diet and have been eating GF baked goods, you have been increasing your consumption of potato flour. Find out why this toxic flour could be affecting your health and how eating the paleo way can help heal you."
Melissa,a.k.a. Cavechic presents 20 minute kettle bell workout posted at Paleo Fringe, saying, "Can't afford a gym membership? Let kettle bells help you get into shape."
Diane Sanfilippo presents A Sugar-Free (and Kid-Friendly) Valentine’s Day A Sugar-Free (and Kid-Friendly) Valentine’s Day posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "Valentine’s Day is full of sugary temptations, but you and your family can have a special Valentine’s Day without it derailing your 21DSD or Squeaky-Clean Paleo! Here are some ways to stay away from the treats and to keep your family sugar-free as well."
Lea Valle presents Creamy Paleo Chicken Enchiladas Verdes posted at Paleo Spirit, saying, "Creamy Paleo Chicken Enchiladas Verdes use grain-free tortillas and a dairy-free cashew sour cream sauce. Low carb paleo dinner recipe."
J. Stanton presents What Is Metabolic Flexibility, and Why Is It Important? J. Stanton’s AHS 2013 Presentation, Including Slides posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "Learn how defects of energy production, at the level of the individual cell, cause real-world metabolic problems – and what you can do about it. A talk originally given at the 2013 Ancestral Health Symposium."
Salixisme presents Coconut Chicken Soup posted at Salixisme - Paleo Living, saying, "This was a wonderful soup make using leftover chicken. Lots of garlic helps ward off colds during cold and flu season, and lemongrass and ginger add to the flavour."
Kelly Brogan presents Kelly Brogan MD posted at Transitioning to Paleo Breakfast: Pancakes, Smoothies and Seed Cereal, saying, "A couple of family-friendly breakfast ideas for those new to Paleo eating!"