Friday, February 28, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #203

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:
Sabine presents 5 Most overrated/overused Paleo foods posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "A list of 5 foods that are overused and overrated in the Paleo scene."

Ruth presents Have You Added Fermented Foods to Your Paleo Diet? posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Have you jumped on the yummy pickle bandwagon? It may seem a bit daunting at first, but it's one of the best things you can do for your health."

Ruth presents Thyme-Infused Leek Patties posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Got some leeks on hand? This is a wonderful way to use them up. Just delicious!"

Meghanne Reburn presents A little bit of lazy link lovin' posted at CaveGirl Plus One, saying, "Meghanne's been working hard these days as she returns to her solo mountain midwifery practice. This post shares some links that have sparked her interest in the last month and include new research about the dangers of high dose folic acid supplementation and a link to a great paleo chicken pot pie recipe."

Patrick Clark presents Wilderness as Home posted at Paleo All the Way.

Melissa Joulwan presents Chopped Chicken Livers posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "This recipe is dead-easy and so delicious! Hard-boiled eggs added to the livers make this creamy and smooth. Caraway seeds add just a touch of flavoring, and parsley and lemon juice brighten things up. Offally good. (Sorry.)."

Eileen Laird presents How to Separate Eggs and the Nutritional Power of Yolks posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "After years of misinformation, it can be hard to wrap your mind around the fact that egg yolks are actually good for you. In fact, they are such superfoods that Chris Kresser and Paul Jaminet recommend eating 3 of them every day, and Sarah Ballantyne (AIP expert) recommends them as the first reintroduction coming off the autoimmune protocol. Today, I share why they're so amazing, dispel cholesterol worries, give you 11 ways to include them in your daily diet, and I even filmed a little video showing you 3 easy ways to separate eggs and get to those luscious yolks."

Laura P presents Grain-Free Raspberry Shortcake posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "I made this treat for my boyfriend's birthday this past weekend, and it was a hit! Spongy, soft grain-free shortcake with sweet and tangy raspberry filling, topped with homemade whipped cream and cacao nibs...what's not to love??"

Kris Gunnars presents 8 Ridiculous Myths About Meat Consumption and Health posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "For some very strange reason, people have blamed meat for many health problems. Here are 8 ridiculous myths about meat consumption and health."

Samantha presents 6 Unexpected Ways to get "gluten-bombed" posted at The Marble Jar, saying, "Getting gluten bombed? Save yourself years of struggle and read my post. Highly unscientific and probably TMI."

Melissa,a.k.a. Cavechic presents Pound for pound, muscle vs, fat posted at Paleo Fringe, saying, "Ladies, don't worry abotu 'getting' big when working out with weights. The muscle you build is smaller than the fat you had. You're going to look great!"

Melissa,a.k.a. Cavechic presents What does being fit and healthy mean to you? posted at Paleo Fringe, saying, "The term, 'fit and healthy' means different things to different people. Explore what it means to you."

Venus Kalami presents 7 Ways to Keep it Paleo While Traveling posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "A blog post on how to keep it Paleo when it's most inconvenient: while traveling! This post outlines 7 different ways to easily stick to your healthful eating in the midst of the stress of traveling!"

Nell Stephenson presents Lean Meat and Healthy Fat posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson reminds readers some of the basics outlined in Dr Cordain's The Paleo Diet Book."

John Menke presents Ethiopian Influenced Collard Greens posted at Unrefine Me!, saying, "Here is a simple yet flavorful and wonderfully delicious recipe for Collard Greens. If you've never tried them, I hope this recipe will inspire you to give them a shot."
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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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Upcoming Radio Shows


Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on most Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Thursday evening, 27 February 2014: Q&A on Egoism and Social Virtues, Being Supportive, and More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Thursday evening, 27 February 2014.
  • Question 1: Egoism and Other People: Does ethical egoism promote narcissism and insensitivity to others? People often suggest that ethical egoism – such as that advocated by Ayn Rand – promotes unfriendly if not hostile behavior toward other people. Ultimately, the egoist cares for himself above everything else, perhaps to the point that the thoughts and feelings of others aren't even noticed or of concern. The problem seems to be exacerbated by a commitment to moral absolutes and moral judgment. Do such philosophic principles incline a person to be self-absorbed, insensitive, hostile, unkind, or otherwise unpleasant to others? How can egoists take care not to fall into these traps?
  • Question 2: Being Supportive Versus Being Needy: Should my romantic partner be interested in and supportive of my accomplishments and pursuits? I have struggled for years in a relationship with someone who shows no interest in or support for my pursuits. I try not to be hurt. I tell myself I just need to do better in order to be worthy of respect and admiration. When I do explain to my partner why I'm hurt, he says I am being needy and that I shouldn't need his praise or reinforcement. I don't know how to logically disagree with this, yet I know how good it feels to receive earned praise from friends, and how painful it feels to accomplish something big and not receive any acknowledgement from my partner. What kind of emotional support should be expected from a partner? If a partner is dismissive and neglectful, how can one gain the confidence needed to leave the relationship?
The live broadcast begins at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 27 February 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


Recent Podcasts


The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

20 February 2014: Q&A on Buying Time in Elections, Regretful Parents, and More

I answered these questions on Thursday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Should voters attempt to 'buy time' for liberty by voting for Republican candidates? What should prospective parents do to ensure they won't regret having children?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

Recent Blog Posts


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The Paleo Rodeo #202

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:
Amy Kubal presents Coming Out... posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "We've all got a story - this is mine. I have never written anything that required this much emotion and it is my hope that it speaks to many of you."

Eileen Laird presents Where Supplements Fit on a Healing Diet posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "Do you ever wonder where supplements fit on a healing diet? Today, I delve into this complex topic and discuss nutrient density, how to make good supplement decisions, warnings about potential allergens in your pills, and I share some case studies of others' trial and error journey through the supplement maze."

Sabine presents Choc-Attack Muffins posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "This will for sure take care of your chocolate fix!"

Sabine presents Banana Mud posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Another old favorite: Easy 1-2-3 Banana Chocolate cake!"

Tarah presents Green Chile Turkey Meatloaf with Green Chile Sauce posted at What I Gather, saying, "Not only is this meatloaf topped with green chile sauce, there are also diced green chiles baked into the meatloaf! A spice-lover's dream!"

John Menke presents Adventure in Eating posted at Unrefine Me!, saying, "Adapting to a healthy lifestyle can seem like hard work. But if you change your thinking, you can find pleasure, adventure and comfort."

Kris Gunnars presents 12 Baby Steps to Optimal Nutrition posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Some people prefer to take things slowly and change their lifestyle one small step at a time. Here are 12 'baby steps" to optimal nutrition."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Book Review and Giveaway: Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "This week we have a book review of Chris Kresser's book, 'Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life." Plus, a giveaway of his book for 3 lucky winners!"

Nell Stephenson presents Cheating??? Partly Paleo? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson elaborates on the idea of 'cheating' being part of one's process to being 100% True Paleo."

Melissa Joulwan presents Paleo Nutrition for Teens posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "It's never too soon to start eating well, and this guest post from Josh of Slim Palate offers 5 tips for teens to get started on the paleo path, plus 5 recipes."

Sabine presents Avocado Brownie posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "A delicious dense, moist and rich Paleo Brownie!"

Samantha presents Dijon Roasted Cauliflower and Apples with Bacon posted at The Marble Jar, saying, "Here's my uber easy, savory cauliflower roast with bacon, of course."

Kevin Geary presents Paleo Drama on Dr. Oz posted at The Rebooted Body, saying, "Not long after the episode aired, Jimmy Moore publicly criticized the message that was presented, arguing against the emphasis placed on protein and lean meats and the exclusion of healthy animal fats. A pretty big public debate started and ended up spilling over to Facebook. And while each person has some good points, I have a different take and a different message that I’d like to present — so that’s why this episode exists. Join me in talking about what’s wrong with Dr. Oz, what’s wrong with “The Paleo Diet,” and how we can best change lives and spread the truth to the masses."

Kevin Geary presents How to Stick to Your Workout Schedule 2.0 posted at The Rebooted Body, saying, "A better way to stick to your workout 'plan" that doesn't require scheduling, planning, or anything else. It just works."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Ratatouille, A French Vegetable Casserole posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This French Provencal recipe is a classic! This Ratatouille is made of layers of stacked veggies over a meaty tomato sauce base (unless you want Vegan, then just omit!). Perfect for the whole family!"
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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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Upcoming Radio Shows


Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on most Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Thursday evening, 20 February 2014: Q&A on Buying Time in Elections, Regretful Parents, and More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Thursday evening, 20 February 2014.
  • Question 1: Buying Time by Voting Republican: Should voters attempt to "buy time" for liberty by voting for Republican candidates? Often, supporters of capitalism are told that they need to "buy time" in order to advocate for liberty – meaning: they should vote for Republicans to stave off disaster and allow time to persuade the public of the nature and value of freedom. Does the debacle with the rollout of ObamaCare contradict this claim? ObamaCare has suffered from widespread attacks, not just from the right wing, but also from many mainstream media outlets and average citizens. These backlashes have forced the administration to issue substantive revisions of the law, and its political backers appear to be running scared. In this case, a statist policy has gone into effect, the public has felt its harmful effects, and that public has turned against the statist policy and its supporting politicians. After this, I am more optimistic about Americans, as well as less inclined to support Republicans at the federal level. Given the utter failure of free market advocates to turn back the regulatory state, might the public need to learn more lessons like that of ObamaCare, just as much as they need to be educated about abstract philosophy? Does support for Republicans in the federal government, who will at best maintain the mixed economy – where the positives caused by freedom can cloud the negatives caused by controls – actually result in a perpetual solidification of the status quo? If so – and combined with some of the GOP's irrational theocratic tendencies – should people actively (or passively) support keeping the Republican Party as the minority party in the near future by refusing to vote for or support its candidates?
  • Question 2: Avoiding Regret over Having Children: What should prospective parents do to ensure they won't regret having children? In your 10 March 2013 show, you discussed what parents should do if they regret having children. But what can potential parents do to ensure that won't happen? How can a person know what being a parent is like – for better or worse – before actually becoming a parent? Is a rational decision on this issue possible?
The live broadcast begins at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 20 February 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


Recent Podcasts


The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

13 February 2014: Q&A on Moral Saints, Inventing Stories, and More

I answered these questions on Thursday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Should a person want to be a 'moral saint'? Is it wrong to invent stories about yourself to tell to strangers?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

Recent Blog Posts


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The Paleo Rodeo #201

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:
Melissa Joulwan presents Food Love for Valentine's Day posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Love from the kitchen – no romance required. This easy, luscious Valentine's Day menu is all you need to feed body and soul."

Kris Gunnars presents 11 Graphs That Show Everything That is Wrong With The Modern Diet posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "The Western diet is incredibly harmful. These 11 graphs show how the diet changed in the past few decades, which explains the rise in many serious diseases."

Nell Stephenson presents Is There Room For Cheating? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson shares her thoughts on whether or not there is room for 'cheat' meals on The True Paleo Diet."

Eileen Laird presents Raspberry Coconut Panna Cotta posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "Today, I celebrate love in all its forms with a recipe that's as pretty as it is delicious. Let's all be our own Valentines!"

Sabine presents Cocoa Maca Balls posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Danger! These are highly addictive!"

Sabine presents Pumpkin Spice Granola posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "A great recipe for gluten free granola."

Steve Kirsch presents ApoE, lipids and alcohol, or: "How I learned to stop worrying and love the [Jager] bomb" posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "What happens when a health-motivated alcohol-abstinence plan goes wrong. Or: 'Why my paleo doc told me to start drinking again." Yes. Really."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #126: The Biggest Loser, superfoods, makeup (and no makeup) posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "This week Liz is hosting solo! She talks about her new book, shaming, superfoods, sunscreen, and more."

Laura P presents Iced "Oatmeal" Cookies (Grain-Free) posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "These are the perfect Valentine's Day treat for you and/or your sweetie, if you have any left to share! Grain-free and sweetened with both honey and coconut sugar for a blast back to your childhood...and the icing could go on just about any cookie, cake or spoon you like."

Suzanne Crawt presents Vitamin C Secret Green Smoothie posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "A fantastic, low sugar smoothie that perfectly blends fruit and vegetables to yield and delicious, and high vitamin C smoothie to keep you hydrated and protected this flu season!"

Sabine presents AMRAP Nutrition bar reviewed posted at Bruises and Calluses, saying, "We tested the paleo protein bar for you by Amrap Nutriton."

Patty Strilaeff presents Chowstaker’s 3rd Birthday Paleo Book Giveaway posted at Chowstalker, saying, "It’s been 3 years since we went live with our paleo recipe sharing site and thanks to the talent and generosity of the paleo community, we now have over 17,000 recipes to our searchable database. To celebrate, we're giving away 3 paleo book bundles including several best-sellers. (Giveaway ends Sunday at midnight EST, so hurry!)."
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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Saturday, February 08, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Upcoming Radio Shows


Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on most Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Thursday evening, 13 February 2014: Q&A on Moral Saints, Inventing Stories, and More

I'll answer these four questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Thursday evening, 13 February 2014.
  • Question 1: Moral Saints: Should we want to be moral saints? In her classic article "Moral Saints," Susan Wolf argues that a person should not wish to be morally perfect, i.e. a moral saint. What is her basic argument? What's right or wrong about it? Does it apply to rational egoism?
  • Question 2: Inventing Stories about Yourself: Is it wrong to invent stories about yourself to tell to strangers? In the past, I've made up stories about myself (basically assuming a character) and told them to strangers on the bus or in an airport. When I mentioned this to my spouse, I hadn't really thought of this as lying until I saw his horrified reaction. Do you think this is wrong? If so, why? Would it be acceptable in some contexts, such as for an acting class?
The live broadcast begins at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 13 February 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


Recent Podcasts


The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

6 February 2014: Q&A on Feeling Unproductive, Horror Movies, and More

I answered these questions on Thursday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

How can I overcome feeling like a slacker? Do horror movies or books have any redeeming value?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

Recent Blog Posts


Here are last week's posts to Philosophy in Action's blog NoodleFood, ordered from oldest to newest. Don't miss a post: subscribe to NoodleFood's RSS Feed.
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Friday, February 07, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #200

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!"

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!"
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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Sunday, February 02, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.

Upcoming Radio Shows


Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on most Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Thursday evening, 6 February 2014: Q&A on Feeling Unproductive, Horror Movies, and More

I'll answer these four questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Thursday evening, 6 February 2014.
  • Question 1: Feeling Unproductive: How can I overcome feeling like a slacker? I am a very productive person, with multiple projects going on simultaneously, both personal and professional. Generally, I handle juggling things pretty well, and accomplish quite a bit. I can usually attain most of my goals, and I like that about myself. (I'm also a pretty ambitious person so I have many big goals.) However, I also often feel like a complete slacker. I can see all of the things I accomplish, but I often feel like I could be doing more--one more thing, one more project. Sometimes, when I look at the things I've accomplished, all I can see are the things I wasn't able to do and it can be easy to feel defeated and negative about that. How can I reconcile the gap here? How can I get better at feeling the sense of accomplishment I think I should--and deserve--to feel? Do you have any ideas for getting rid of this mantle of slackerness I've saddled myself with – unfairly, I think? I've been making some changes that have helped, such as writing down my accomplishments each day, but I'm looking for more ideas.
  • Question 2: The Value of Horror Movies: Do horror movies or books have any redeeming value? In The Romantic Manifesto, Ayn Rand argued that horror was the worst genre of art, "belonging more to psychopathology than to esthetics." Is that right? Might a rational person find some value in a horror film or book? Don't some horror movies have heroic characters – such as Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator?
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28 January 2014: Q&A on Virtues as Duties, Indecision, Sharia Finance, and More

I answered these questions on Tuesday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

What's wrong with thinking about the virtues as duties? How can I overcome my paralyzing indecision? Should financial companies be permitted to offer financial products consistent with sharia law?

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #199

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 Proven Health Benefits of Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Many studies show that low-carb and ketogenic diets can lead to dramatic weight loss and improve most major risk factors for heart disease and diabetes."

Neely Quinn presents PaleoFit - What Is It? posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "This Q&A post was kindly written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit Coach and knower of all things fitness :)."

Sabine presents Taro Hamburger buns posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Delicious hamburger buns made from taro root!"

Sabine presents Egg Foo Young posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "This classic Asian dish is great for breakfast and lunches on the go!"

Tarah presents Garlic Rainbow Chard with Butternut Squash and Salmon posted at What I Gather, saying, "Rainbow chard sauteed with garlic, salmon and roasted butternut squash. Bright, beautiful and delicious!"

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Roasted Golden and Red Beets, A Vegan Side posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Oh beets. You are so in right now! Beautiful and sweet (and easy to make!), everyone should know a great Roasted Beets recipe! Try it in our Roasted Beet Salad as well…you'll be glad you did!"

Eileen Laird presents Top 5 Mistakes People Make on the Paleo AIP posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "Have you been doing the AIP for a while without seeing the results you want? Today, I share the most common mistakes people make. Do any of these apply to you?"

Nell Stephenson presents Set Point, Paleo, or Both? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson writes about a TED talk given by a neuroscientist, Sandra Aamodt, about set point and compares it to True Paleo."

Sabine presents Whole30 of 2014 Completed posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "I completed the Whole30, check out my day to day log!"

Melissa,a.k.a. Cavechic presents Ketosis vs. ketoacidosis and why your not losing weight posted at Paleo Fringe, saying, "I'm back and I'm talking about ketosis which is very different from ketoacidosis but they get confused all that time."

Melissa,a.k.a. Cavechic presents Two day totals on ketosis posted at Paleo Fringe, saying, "Posted the results of my two days in ketosis. What I ate and how much weight I lost."

Patrik presents PaleoCon is on! posted at PaleoCon, saying, "The single most in-depth, life-changing Paleo Event ever created and hosted by PaleoHacks.com."

Amy Kubal presents "Fat" is Not a Feeling posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "The harder we try to block our real feelings – the ones that hurt, that might make us angry or make us cry – the fatter we feel. There’s no need to feel lonely, angry, sad, unappreciated, etc., when we can just feel fat instead. Saying, “I feel fat.” is effectively the same as saying, “I am choosing not to feel.”."

Laura P presents Surviving Winter: Combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "We are deep into winter now, and if you are anything like me, the cold and dark can start to get to you....seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can be a struggle for many people in the winter time, especially due to the lack of natural light and outdoors time. Here are some ways you can keep yourself mentally and emotionally healthy this winter, whether is SAD or just feeling bored in the house all the time...how do you keep your mind and body healthy all winter long??"

Sean Coonce presents Top Ten Super Bowl Recipes posted at FreeRange Human, saying, "A collection of my top 10 recipes for the Super Bowl including snacks, dips, chili and others."

John Menke presents Jack LaLanne promoted a Paleo lifestyle before we called it Paleo posted at Unrefine.Me, saying, "Jack LaLanne was one of my all-time heroes. In the fitness world, he was a man of many firsts and many fitness feats that most young people have probably never heard of. He brought his passion for health and fitness into peoples homes through television long before big gyms, and exercise programs existed. And... his nutrition and health philosophy seems to fit right in to the Paleo Lifestyle."

jennifer Brand aka Alliefitfoodie presents ARE YOU D-FICIENT? VITAMIN D. WHAT’S THE DEAL? posted at Alliefitfoodie, saying, "Well, I'm back in school for a second Master's degree. This time? HUMAN NUTRITION!!!! I'm so freaking excited about it, and REALLY loving it. My undergrad degree is in nutrition and dietetics, and this has always been my passion. Anyway, my first course is anatomy and physiology. Each week we need to write a series of essays on whatever the subject matter of the week is. It's finally getting to the point where what I write for school is semi-appropriate for my blog :). It's a little science-y, be forewarned! This article is on vitamin D."
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