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 10 Similarities Between Sugar, Junk Food and Abusive Drugs posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Refined sugar and highly processed junk foods affect the brain in many similar ways as addictive, abusive drugs like cocaine."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.
Paul Jaminet presents Does PHD Immediately Normalize the Bodyweight Set Point? posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Body weight set points are elevated in the obese and conventionally are thought to be very difficult to reset. However, it looks like a Perfect Health Diet based diet and lifestyle program at our Perfect Health Retreats resets the set point to a normal weight within a few days. I present evidence to this effect in this post."
Eileen Laird presents Easy Crispy Duck Breast posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "My favorite recipes are both simple and delicious. The only ingredients in this one are duck breasts and sea salt. It cooks in only 20 minutes. And the taste - divine!"
Kevin Geary presents The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "Learn about the 6 pillars that can help you overcome common Dieting pitfalls and give you the healthiest body and mind possible!"
Vanessa Green presents Why we should all start thinking Paleo too posted at Fitbynature, saying, "We're all going Paleo for our health. We should eat the foods our bodies we're designed to eat and move the way they we're meant to, back to a time when we were eating and moving more like our ancestors, unaffected by the degenerative diseases we see in our modern culture. But how do we think Paleo? Can we un-think all our modern technology and advancements?"
Vanessa Green presents Why the squat is our most Paleo exercise: posted at Fitbynature, saying, "In a Paleo approach we know we should eat the foods our bodies we're designed to eat and we should move the way they we're meant to. All of us squat every day. Every time you sit down in a chair, that’s a squat. Every time you get up from a chair, that’s a squat too. Through the squat, our hips are meant to flex, knees bend and ankles dorsi-flex. It’s a comfy resting position. But surely we’ve progressed: why not use a chair?"
Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #158: Low-carb diets, Microwaves, Paleo newbies and free-range chickens posted at Diane Sanfilippo, saying, "This week Diane and Liz talk about using a microwave, tailgating, new to Paleo issues and more!"
Nell Stephenson presents Bagna Cauli Cauda Recipe posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson shares a recipe for her version of Bagna Cauda with the surprising addition of cauliflower."