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 11 Proven Health Benefits of Chia Seeds posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. Here are 11 health benefits of chia seeds that are supported by science."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.
Kevin Geary presents Is Starbucks Healthy? posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "Taking a closer look at different Starbucks products to determine if they meet our standard for healthy food and beverage choices."
Eileen Laird presents Eating Disorders and the AIP: A Conversation with Stefani Ruper posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "The paleo autoimmune protocol is a powerful tool for healing, but it's also a restrictive diet. Food is an emotional experience for us all, but if you struggle with eating disorders, that's even more true. I've gotten emails from readers asking how they can navigate the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) without triggering disordered eating behaviors of their past. I've also seen conversations in the AIP Facebook groups that hint at some people using the AIP as an excuse to eat less. I've personally experienced fear of food, once I learned how it can exacerbate my autoimmune disease. Today, I talk with Stefani Ruper, an expert on disordered eating, on how we can navigate the autoimmune protocol in a way that's healthy both physically and psychologically."
Jennifer Brand (aka Alliefitfoodie) presents Have no fear, fat and cholesterol are here! Really! posted at Alliefitfoodie, saying, "I’ve had some discussions with folks lately about fat and cholesterol. Yes, as a society we are still obsessed with these two very important components of nutrition and body cell composition. In this post I break it down as to why fat and cholesterol aren't the culprits in raising serum cholesterol levels (LDL)."
Meghanne Reburn RM presents I made donuts out of plantains...true story posted at CaveGirl Plus One, saying, "In a rare recipe post, this week, Meg, the Paleo Midwife got funky in the kitchen and made a handful of mini donuts out of simple ingredients. These little gems are great treats when your pregnant or if you are experiencing carb cravings in the first trimester. Hope you enjoy!"
Sabine presents Easy Fish Cakes posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "These fish cakes are easy to make and even the kids will love them!"
Diane Sanfilippo presents FAQs: What Are Safe Cooking Fats and Oils? posted at Balanced Bites , saying, "Curious about what cooking oils are safe to use when cooking? Check out this blog post about my favorite oils to use when cooking."
Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Fast Paleo Guacamole, A Fast and Easy Appetizer posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Our Fast Paleo Guacamole is perfect for those days when you need to whip up something amazing quickly! Vegan and ready in under 5 minutes, who knew appetizers could be this easy and delicious?!"
Nell Stephenson presents Call for Action- Your Paleo Support is Needed posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson asks readers to put their money where their mouths are, step up and support the Paleo Menu at the Hyatt next Wednesday at the event she is hosting in conjunction with Paleo Chef Ali at Breeze of the Hyatt Regency in Century City."