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:
Kevin Geary presents The Best and Worst Sweeteners for a Rebooted Lifestyle posted at The Rebooted Body, saying, "In the past, I’ve warned against using sweeteners of any kind — even natural sweeteners — because I don’t think that making foods more hyperpalatable is a smart idea. But lately I've taken a more nuanced approach..."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 The Complete Paleo Guide to Coconut Oil posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Coconut oil: What can't it do? Besides being an amazing oil to cook with, it has myriad healing properties. And did you know that you can also use it in your skincare routine?"
Ruth presents The Only Two Facts You Need to Know Abuot GMOs posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Confused about GMOs? Don't be. It's really simple. Once you know these two things, you know what you need to know."
Paul Jaminet presents The Case of the Killer Protein posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "I review the Longo et al 'high animal protein diets are as dangerous as smoking" paper, and find it highly flawed."
Amy Kubal presents Coming Soon To A Diet Craze Near You! posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "No one can seem to agree on what, exactly, the 'Perfect Diet" is and I'm not going to try to tell you - but here's what it's definitely not."
Michael J.S. presents What's a Psoriatic Caveman to Eat? posted at The Psoriatic Paleo Guy, saying, "One of the most common complaints from people trying or merely thinking about a 'paleo" diet is that it's "too hard" or "too restrictive." I use this post to discuss my can't-live-without food staples and show that even an autoimmune paleo diet is nutritionally whole and varied."
Neely Quinn presents Best Paleo Resources for People with Multiple Sclerosis posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "A description of 4 of the best resources out there for people with any autoimmune disorder."
Melissa Joulwan presents March Meatball Madness posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Throughout the month of March, I’ll be sharing paleo meatball recipes from myself and some of my other favorite paleo cooks. The meatball recipes *might* bring you good luck in your March Madness betting bracket — and even if wagering doesn’t go your way, we’re all winners with meatballs."
Eileen Laird presents Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cranberries and Rosemary posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "I offer this recipe as a gift to anyone in the midst of the winter that won't let go. It's comfort food weather, and what's more comforting than beef stew? This autoimmune-friendly version is flavor-packed and has become one of my favorite recipes."
Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Chewy Lemon Cookies, A Dairy-free, Grain-free Dessert posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "These chewy, grain-free, dairy-free, light and delicious Paleo Lemon Cookies are perfect for spring! They're Vegetarian and done in under 20 minutes total!"
Kelly Brogan MD presents Where do vaccines fit into a Paleo lifestyle? posted at Kelly Brogan MD, saying, "Why do so many Paleo-oriented health educators give a pass to vaccines? Examine the evidence."
Samantha presents Mediterranean Venison posted at The Marble Jar, saying, "Trying to incorporate more wild game in your diet? Me too! I humbly present this tender, ground venison in a mellow tomato sauce punctuated by salty Kalamata olives."
Kris Gunnars presents Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Turmeric posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Turmeric is an old Indian spice with a powerful medicinal compound called Curcumin. Here are the top 10 health benefits of turmeric/curcumin."
Lauren presents Enoy the Taste of Eating Right posted at DC Healthy Bites, saying, "March is National Nutrition Month. What does this year's theme, 'Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" mean to you?"
Kevin Geary presents Lack of Sleep - Not Exercise - Is Driving Weight Gain and Disease posted at The Rebooted Body, saying, "To put it bluntly, sleep quantity and quality in modern society is an unmitigated disaster. Lack of sleep (both quantity and quality) is driving weight gain and disease just as much as poor eating is. And both are more important than how much exercise we’re getting. Here's how to beat a bad night of sleep (and more)..."
Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #130: Dr. Terry Wahls on “The Wahls Protocol,” Paleo for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmunity posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "In this Episode, Diane chats with Dr. Terry Wahls about autoimmunity, healing, and her new book."
Venus Kalami presents 5 Ways to Get More Coconut Oil In Your Diet posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "Nifty ways to sneak coconut oil in your diet and get the benefits of medium chain triglycerides!"
Nell Stephenson presents What is Behind All This Paleo Bashing? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson explores a theory behind why we may be seeing a serge in Paleo bashing."
Laura P presents Do you need more carbs? posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "For many, a low-carbohydrate diet may not be appropriate, but they feel compelled to follow one because of media attention and promises of weight loss. Here are some conditions and situations where folks may thrive better on more carbohydrates, which can of course be obtained from plenty of paleo/primal sources!"
Laura P presents Increasing Your Stomach Acid for Better Digestion posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "Low stomach acid can cause painful, uncomfortable digestive symptoms for many, including heartburn and GERD. Here are some all-natural and simple ways to increase your stomach acid and improve your health!"