Friday, October 17, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #234

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 Whey Protein 101: Surprising Benefits of Powders and Shakes posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "This is a detailed article about whey protein, a type of protein shown to have numerous benefits for muscle mass, strength, fat loss and overall health."

Crystal presents TPS 32: That Sugar Film with Damon Gameau posted at The Primal Shift Podcast, saying, "Crystal, Jo and Charby interview film star Damon Gameau about his 'super size me" style-experiment where he ate the Australian average of 40 teaspoons of sugar every day in so called "healthy foods" like juices, low fat yoghurt and breakfast cereals (including products that carry the heart foundation approved tick) for 60 days and filmed the results for his upcoming documentary "That Sugar Film."."

Kevin Geary presents The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "An awesome look at changing your mindset and find the 6 pillars to phenomenaly changing your body and mind!"

Eileen Laird presents Angela's Autoimmune Success Story posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "By the time Angela was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, she was so disabled, she could no longer care for her children. Now, after 3 years on a ketogenic paleo diet, her symptoms are 85% gone, and she's been able to reclaim her life."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Butternut Squash Soup, A Velvety Fall Soup posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe is silky, smooth, warm and perfect for fall! The butternut squash is sweet and creamy and the flavors go with practically any protein. Try it alongside a juicy steak or salmon!"

Melissa Joulwan presents How to Crack a Coconut posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Easy instructions to crack a coconut and make it simple to remove the yummy flesh from the shell. SO much tastier than dried."

Melissa presents How to donate to food banks the paleo way posted at Focus Paleo, saying, "Food banks are lacking in donations that can be given to those trying to eat around food allergies. Also, giving is down across America. Please consider donating to your local food bank and a regular basis. I hope this blog post makes it easier for you to know what to donate, and what to avoid. Remember; just because someone is struggling financially doesn't mean their food allergies are going to go away."

Sean Coonce presents Fish Oil for Epilepsy and Neurological Function posted at Pastured Kitchen, saying, "Fish oil is a potent supplement that can enhance neurological function, aid in depression and even in some cases help seizure control."

Louise Hendon presents How the History of Halloween Can Make YOU a Little Bit Healthier posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Halloween, along with Thanksgiving, is surely viewed as one of the least healthy times of year. But do you know how Halloween started?"

Louise Hendon presents Paleo Coconut Butter Balls Dipped In Dark Chocolate posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "This Paleo dessert recipe is amazing and easy to make – it also looks fantastic if you have guests over."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #160: Type 2 diabetes, Winter Skincare, Cooking Temperature and RD vs. NTP posted at Diane Sanfilippo, saying, "The latest podcast from Liz and Diane! Here all about the new book Diane received this week and here Liz talk about her runaway cows!"

Sabine presents Pollock Cakes posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Transform the bland taste of pollock into tasty goodness!"

Kris Gunnars presents 6 Proven Ways to Lose Belly Fat (No. 2 and 3 are Best) posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Belly fat is the most harmful fat in your body, linked to many diseases. Here are 6 ways to lose belly fat, supported by science."

Eileen Laird presents Podcast Ep. 3: Autoimmune Protocol with Sarah Ballantyne posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "I’m joined be autoimmune expert, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne. She shares her personal healing story, gives an overview of the AIP, and takes a big picture look at the scientific basis for how and why it works. The AIP can be hard, so it’s really helpful to understand the reasoning behind it. Get ready to geek out on some science!"

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Asian-Glazed Pork Sides, A Sweet and Crispy Appetizer posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe for Paleo pork sides is fast, REALLY REALLY easy, sweet (with a hint of heat) and perfect for any dinner party or occasion. You can make a lot very easily, it travels well, and the textures and flavors are awesome! Try it with our Paleo Cucumber Salad!"

Vanessa Green presents A story of three hikers: Paleo is part of a holistic approach we need for medicine posted at Fitbynature, saying, "We all know the saying ‘let thy food be thy medicine’. But instead of food as medicine, people today see food vs. medicine; it’s one or the other. What if there was one big shebang solution that could help longevity for all, not just the sick but the healthy too. Isn’t it time we stopped seeking relief but instead vitality?"

Kevin Geary presents Bulletproof Coffee Warning: 3 Potentially Disastrous Problems posted at Rebooted Body- Ancestral Science and Modern Psychology, saying, "Is Bulletproof Coffee all its cracked up to be? Is it really beneficial to your health or is it hurting more than helping. Read on to find out!"

Meghanne Reburn RM presents It's my b-day ya'll and there are some big things on the horizion posted at The Modern Paleo Midwife, saying, "Change of seasons, my birthday and a big trip to visit Real Food Liz on her homestead!"

Laura P presents Slow Cooker Maple Apple Butter posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "Apples are the perfect fall food, and they are everywhere right now! This maple-sweetened apple butter is a breeze to make in the slow cooker, and goes great on everything from roasted squash, to pork chops or just by the spoonful!"

Steve Kirsch presents Losing the forest for the trees. Or why you don't need any of that crap to start eating paleo. posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "It seems like the 'bio-hacks" are overtaking the "basic paleo" some days. Back to basics I go."

Steve Kirsch presents The intersection of genetics and environment posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "Sometimes the apple does not fall far from the tree. A story of family."

Nell Stephenson presents Why Am I So Fat The Movie posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson asks readers to donate to a campaign for a Kickstarter fund to raise money to help the Why Am I So Fat campaign fund."

Vanessa Green presents Is eating insects as Paleo, as nutrient dense, as sustainable, as we can go? posted at Fitbynature, saying, "There’s a current trend toward eating insects, even farming them to meet the needs of an increasingly interested cuisine. If we look at it, first in the form of organic agriculture, more recently in the form of a Paleo Diet lifestyle, our return and need for nutrient density seems to lend itself inevitably to our most Paleo effort yet: insect harvesting, farming, processing and, of course, dining. We all know that we are what we eat. Perhaps you’ve also come to the realization that we are what we eat eats: the grass from the good soil that the cows eat determines exactly what we eat. But insects are the reason we do both those things."

Clare Gravolet presents Indian Spiced Green Eggs posted at Happy Eater, saying, "Eggs are nutritious and tasty, but sometimes I need to mix things up a bit and get more creative with my breakfast. I came up with this recipe for Indian-Spiced green eggs!"

Tarah presents Eating Paleo at Disney World...Again posted at What I Gather, saying, "A recap of our recent trip to Disney World with my top tips and restaurant recommendations for sticking to a Paleo diet at Disney."

Clare Gravolet presents Paleo Food Friday #4 posted at Happy Eater, saying, "I started doing a weekly 'Paleo Food Friday" post for those who were asking what "being Paleo" looked like on a day to day basis. This post has some good eats from this week!"
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.

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