Saturday, March 29, 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.

Sunday morning, 30 March 2014: Q&A on Evolution's Ethical Implications, Body Image, Theology, and More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Sunday morning, 30 March 2014.
  • Question 1: Evolution's Ethical Implications: Should ethics begin with facts about evolution, including altruism? The ethical egoism advocated by Ayn Rand doesn't seem to incorporate genetics or evolution. Having evolved in tribal and family groups, we are creatures tuned to group behavior more than to individual behavior. Altruism wasn't invented by religion. In a tribe, helping those around you helps you survive too. Helping your kin helps your genes survive. The fact is that feeling good when you help others is built into the core of being human. The fact is that much status seeking and other seemingly irrational actions are techniques to ensure the propagation of our genes. Objectivism starts with "A is A." But, if reality is most important, shouldn't people base their ethics on the facts about humans as they actually are – altruism and all?
  • Question 2: Cultivating a Healthy Body Image: How does a person cultivate a healthy body image? Suppose that a woman realizes that she has been unconsciously influenced by unrealistic body images – as portrayed in movies, magazines, and so on? She is basically healthy, and so it would be good for her to feel good about how she looks. But a person can't always change everything about herself: she can't change her height, however much she dislikes it. Even if a person can make changes, most people need to accept that they will never look like movie stars. So how does a person cultivate a healthy body image? How might a person notice and combat an unhealthy obsession with appearance?
  • Question 3: The Value of Studying Theology: Can a rational person extract any value from studying theology? Theology includes a mix of arguments for the existence of God, plus views on ethics, and more. It's the earliest form of philosophy. Can a person benefit by cherry picking ideas from theological teachings or does the mysticism and other faults outweigh any benefits?
The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 30 March 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 podcast archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

23 March 2014: Q&A on Future Generations, Privatizing Prisons, Returning Goods, and More

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

Should I care about future generations? Is running prisons a legitimate function of government or should they be privatized? Is it wrong to buy goods with the intent to return them?

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.
If you're interested in more from Philosophy in Action, be sure to like our Facebook Page and subscribe to our Newsletter!

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The Paleo Rodeo #207

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 How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "It's one thing to decide to eat real food, and another to get the kids on board. This post, the first in a series, basically says it all. If you get this right, the rest of it will fall into place."

Kris Gunnars presents Top 5 Contenders For The Worst Nutrition Advice in History posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "The history of nutrition is riddled with nonsense, some of which is still being promoted. Here are 5 contenders for the worst diet advice in history."

Sean Coonce presents Banana Cinnamon Chia Pudding posted at FreeRange Human, saying, "Super easy and delicious recipe for making a chia pudding using bananas, cinnamon, and coconut milk to really boost brain health."

Eileen Laird presents Roasted Beets and Carrots with Grapefruit Glaze posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "There’s a reason Terry Wahls recommends that we eat three cups of brightly colored fruits and vegetables daily. Every color represents a different blend of micronutrients that our bodies need to thrive. This recipe is a nutritional powerhouse, covering the green, red/purple, and orange parts of the spectrum. An added bonus is that its flavor is every bit as bright as its color. Happy cooking!"

Venus Kalami presents Citrus Chicken, Parsnip, and Swede One Pot posted at the Paleo Network, saying, "A fantastically effortless recipe perfect for a relaxed and lazy day!"

Meghanne presents Homebirth- As Paleo as it Gets posted at Cavegirl Plus One, saying, "Meg 'the Paleo Midwife', shares a few images from recent homebirths. Giving birth at home with a Registered Midwife can be a safe option for some women. No studies, no science in this post, just some lovely images to share."

Laura P presents Grain-Free Carrot Cake with Maple-Orange Frosting posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "This grain-free carrot cake is sweetened with maple syrup, and is the perfect spring time dessert! The cake itself is dairy-free and the cream cheese frosting has be altered to be dairy-free as well...but if you can tolerate the dairy, I highly recommend using the cream cheese, as it has the perfect flavor, tang, and texture to match the nutty carrot cake!"

Steve Kirsch presents Floating in a saltwater sensory-deprivation tank in Philly. Oh. My. God…. posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "90 minutes in a saltwater blackout/sensory-deprivation float tank. I highly recommend it."

Sabine presents Louisiana Chicken posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Chicken with a twist!"

Sabine presents Hungarian Goulash posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "The hearty goulash dish from Hungary!"

Melissa Joulwan presents Gyoza Meatballs posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "With Asian flavors in every bite — ginger, sesame, Shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, and more — these Gyoza Meatballs are as close as we can get to dumplings without getting gluten-ed. I promise, you’ll never miss the wrapper."

Venus Kalami presents Getting answers - why can't I lose weight? posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "This post is a part of my ongoing series about my journey to weight loss. Despite eating a clean Paleo diet, I've had a hard time getting my weight to budge, I'm now working with a naturopath to get on the right track!"

Samantha Ryan presents 7 Steps to Weekly Meal Planning for the Organizationally Challenged posted at The Marble Jar, saying, "How to stay on track and on budget while navigating a busy paleo lifestyle."

Nell Stephenson presents No Fresh Coconuts? posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson suggests readers check out Let's Do Organic Coconut as a clean, Paleo choice for their Paleo Pantry."

Patrick Clark presents You Snooze You Win! Sleeping on a Hard Surface posted at Paleo All the Way, saying, "Sleeping on a firm to hard surface can flat out provide the best sleep of any other sleep environment. Paleo Sleep Expert Patrick Clark explains in this article summary and podcast how you can benefit from this largely overlooked area of sleep science."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #132: Special Guest Jen Sinkler of Lift Weights Faster posted at Balanced Bites , saying, "Jen Sinkler of Lift Weights Faster shares her experiences in this podcast. Lots of tips on how and why to weight train. Lots of great information for everyone!"
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, March 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.

Sunday morning, 23 March 2014: Q&A on Future Generations, Privatizing Prisons, Returning Goods, and More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Sunday morning, 23 March 2014.
  • Question 1: Concern for Future Generations: Should I care about future generations? People often claim that we should act for the sake of future generations, particularly regarding environmental concerns. Is that rational? Why should I care what happens to people after I am dead? Why should I work for the benefit of people who cannot possibly benefit my life and who aren't even known, let alone of value, to me?
  • Question 2: Privatizing Prisons: Is running prisons a legitimate function of government or should they be privatized? Private prisons are a billion dollar industry here in the United States, but should they be left to private companies or should the government handle them instead?
  • Question 3: Buying and Returning Goods: Is it wrong to buy goods with the intent to return them? A friend of mine will often buy jewelry from large department stores for events, knowing that she'll likely return the items. (Sometimes, however, she'll keep an item even when she thought she'd return it.) She returns the goods undamaged and soon after buying. She asked me what I thought of the morality of her actions. In my opinion, she's acting morally because she's not committing fraud. The stores in question have liberal return policies ("if you are unhappy for whatever reason..."). They must know that some of their customers might do what she's doing and think that allowing it is good for business. Is that right?
The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 23 March 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 podcast archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

16 March 2014: Q&A on Body Acceptance, Reliability of Memory, Induction, and More

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

Is 'body acceptance' rational and healthy – or dangerous? Is memory trustworthy? What does the term 'inductive' mean?

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.
If you're interested in more from Philosophy in Action, be sure to like our Facebook Page and subscribe to our Newsletter!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #206

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 Get Rid of Dandruff in 5 Minutes posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Try this all-natural way of keeping dandruff under control. It's certainly better than using harsh chemicals to get the job done."

Ruth presents Who Should You Turn to for Diet Advice? posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Who should you turn to for diet advice? Are scientists conducting experiments the best source or should we look to what traditional cultures ate to see what food is right for us?"

Kris Gunnars presents Top 11 Biggest Lies About Vegan Diets posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "There is a lot of nonsense being spread about vegan diets and health. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions about vegan diets."

Melissa Joulwan presents Chicken Pesto Meatballs In Marinara posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Part of March Meatball Madness: tender chicken meatballs, fragrant with pesto, gently cooked in a dead-simple tomato sauce. Garlicky, basil-y goodness."

Lauren presents Sitting is the New Smoking posted at DC Healthy Bites, saying, "Regardless of age, sex, body mass index or whether someone gets plenty of exercise, the very act of sitting for long periods of time increases everyone’s risk of obesity, chronic disease, and even premature death. Stand Up, Sit Less, Move More!"

Eileen Laird presents Wahls Protocol Book Review and Author Interview posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "Dr. Terry Wahls is the amazing woman who reversed her MS, moving from a wheelchair to a bicycle, and developed a protocol to help others reverse autoimmune disease as well. Today's post is a detailed review of her new book and an interview with Terry herself, about her continued personal healing, her clinical research, and her mission to create an epidemic of health."

Sabine presents 3 Ingredient Cookies posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "Delicios and easy cookies with only 3 ingredients! Gluten- and Nutfree."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Bread Pudding, A Dessert with Cinnamon and Raisins posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This bread pudding is completely grain-free and dairy-free! It tastes just like the real thing and is so easy, you'll never believe it! It also freezes well, which is great for when you want something sweet, but not the whole dish!"

Venus presents Five Ways to Eat Your Sunscreen posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "The perfect post to ready us for the upcoming heat of summer. Learn how to eat 5 yummy foods to help you protect your skin from being burned!"

Sean Coonce presents Turmeric and Her Pulled Beef posted at FreeRange Human, saying, "Amazing and simple recipe for pulled beef using anti inflammatory properties of turmeric and fresh herbs in a crock pot."

Sean Coonce presents Peach BBQ Chicken Legs posted at FreeRange Human, saying, "Simple and delicious recipe for Chicken Legs basted in Peach BBQ sauce from Steve's Club."

Nell Stephenson presents My Favorite Little Portable Fat posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson suggests readers buy Artisana's Single Serve Coconut Oil packs as a handy, go-to, portable fat on amazon."

Diane Sanfilippo presents FAQs: What should I eat pre - and post - workout? posted at Balanced Bites , saying, "One of the top 10 questions I get is what to eat pre- and post- workout. This program will help you with what to eat and when to eat. Whether you are training for fat loss or to become a better athlete."

Tarah presents Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork posted at What I Gather, saying, "Easy and bacon-y slow cooker pulled pork!"

Chris presents The Ultimate Guide to Paleo for Beginners posted at PrimalPal, saying, "No fluff. Just the basics of getting started with the paleo diet for beginners and those who need a refresher. Enjoy!"

Laura P presents Blissful Bitters posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "The bitter taste is essential for good digestive health, especially for getting all of the digestive juices flowing. Find out how bitter herbs and digestive bitters can help improve your digestion from start to finish!"

Salixisme presents Oxtail Stew posted at Salixisme - Paleo Living, saying, "I am a big fan of nose to tail eating, and this stew, which is cooked in the slow-cooker, is made literally from the tail. This is an easy, rich and delicious stew perfect for a cold (or snowy) day."

Salixisme presents Gluten-free, Dairy-free Coconut Cassava Cake posted at Salixisme - Paleo Living, saying, "This is a delicious cake/dessert - rich but not too sweet, with a pleasant coconut flavour. It is not a light fluffy cake, it is dense, sticky and chewy – more like a very moist brownie in texture. It is also very quick and easy to make if you use frozen grated cassava as I do."
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, March 15, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Modern Paleo

By Diana Hsieh

Modern Paleo is four years old today! Happy Anniversary! Thank you, contributors and readers!

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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.

Sunday morning, 16 March 2014: Q&A on Body Acceptance, Reliability of Memory, Induction, and More

I'll answer these four questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Sunday morning, 16 March 2014.
  • Question 1: Body Acceptance: Is "body acceptance" rational and healthy – or dangerous? Many people are divided on the issue of accepting one's body for whatever it is. Some think that a person should be proud to be "healthy at any size" (or even just a larger-than-average size). Others say that such views perpetuate unhealthy lifestyles and destroy standards of beauty and health, perhaps out of envy. What is a rational view of body acceptance? Is "fat shaming" or "fit shaming" ever acceptable? More generally, what are the boundaries of morally acceptable comments on such matters between acquaintances, friends, and strangers?
  • Question 2: The Reliability of Memory: Is memory trustworthy? Memory is often described as being highly fallible and even malleable. Is that true? If so, what are the implications of that for claims about the objectivity and reliability of knowledge? What are the implications for daily life? Should we trust our experiences when we can't be trusted to remember them?
  • Question 3: The Meaning of Induction: What does the term "inductive" mean? What is the distinction (if any) between some claim being "inductive" versus (1) ad hoc, (2) non-systematic, (3) disintegrated, (4) anecdotal, and (5) empirical? Basically, what is the proper meaning of the term "inductive"?
The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 16 March 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


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.
If you're interested in more from Philosophy in Action, be sure to like our Facebook Page and subscribe to our Newsletter!

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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #205

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..."

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!"
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, March 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.


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.

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.
If you're interested in more from Philosophy in Action, be sure to like our Facebook Page and subscribe to our Newsletter!

Philosophy in Action's NewsletterPhilosophy in Action's Facebook PagePhilosophy in Action's Twitter StreamPhilosophy in Action's RSS FeedsPhilosophy in Action's Calendar

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Friday, March 07, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #204

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 Reboot Your Leptin: Conquering the Fat Hormone posted at The Rebooted Body, saying, "Insulin gets a lot of attention as a 'weight influencing hormone." But ignoring Leptin would be a huge mistake. If you're overweight or struggling with eating triggers, it's imperative that you understand Leptin."

Melissa Joulwan presents Substitute for Soy Sauce and Coconut Aminos posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Easy to make with ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now, this condiment is a great substitute for soy sauce and coconut aminos in recipes."

Ute presents The missing gallbladder continued... posted at Grokette's Primal Musings, saying, "This is part two of a blog post about the consequences of gallbladder surgery."

Nell Stephenson presents Cheating and Spiral Eating posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson writes about one of the downsides of 'cheating': binge eating."

Eileen Laird presents Christie's Story of Healing Psoriasis and her Mental Health posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "I have another inspiring success story to share. This time it's Christie, who not only is healing her psoriasis through the paleo autoimmune protocol, but also eliminated depression, panic attacks, migraines, chronic fatigue, and more. But this isn't a story about perfection. It's about persistence, and the honest sharing of a journey that includes setbacks alongside successes."

Neely Quinn presents Paleo eBook Benefit Sale for a Friend in Need posted at Paleo Plan, saying, "Matt McCabe is a friend of Paleo Plan who’s been suddenly diagnosed with aggressive Multiple Sclerosis. We’re selling both of our ebooks for the heavily discounted price of $17 (normally $59) to raise money for him and his family."

Venus Kalami presents Ever Wondered Where Canola's Grow posted at The Paleo Network, saying, "An informative article on the origins of canola and its nutritional value- or lack of. This post debunks popular myths while shedding light on the industrial processes involved in canola production!"

Meghanne Reburn presents Food and Feelings: The Effects of Gut Microflora on our Brains and Babies posted at CaveGirl Plus One, saying, "Meg the Midwife returns with a brief posting exploring the connection between gut bacterial colonization and our health. Check it out and find out how 'mode" of birth can affect your babies belly bacteria."

Kris Gunnars presents The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "For optimal health, it is a good idea to choose the foods that contain the most nutrients. Here are the 11 most nutrient dense foods on earth."

Tarah presents Hatch Green Chile Breakfast Casserole posted at What I Gather, saying, "A spicy, saucy breakfast casserole that makes enough for the whole family and then some!"

Samantha Ryan presents Bacon Balsamic Pot Roast posted at The Marble Jar, saying, "I got snowed in, so obviously I had to cook something. A savory, sweet beef pot roast made in the crock pot (because who wants to be at the stove instead of a snowball fight)."

Laura P presents Healing Your Thyroid Naturally posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "This two-part series looks at the causes of thyroid disorders and how to address them with diet and lifestyle to help avoid prescription medication...and it's all about de-stressing the body!"

Diane Sanfilippo presents Conventional meat, sports drinks, sweaty husband, and peanut butter vs milk on the 21DSD posted at Balanced Bites, saying, "A brand new podcast about conventional meat, sports drinks, a sweaty husband and peanut butter!"

J. Stanton presents What Is Hunger, and Why Are We Hungry? J. Stanton’s AHS 2012 Presentation, Including Slides posted at GNOLLS.ORG, saying, "Learn the science behind hunger – how it works, why it fails, and what you can do about it. A presentation originally given at the 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard Law School."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Mahi Mahi Burgers, A Seafood Entrée with Aioli and Salsa posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "These Mahi Mahi Burgers are juicy and spiced with cumin and garlic and taste great with our Garlic Aioli and Melon Salsa! Even better? The whole recipe from beginning to end is done in under 20 minutes!"

Melissa Joulwan presents Kickass Ketchup posted at The Clothes Make The Girl, saying, "Commercial ketchup is 25% sugar, and that's usually high-fructose corn syrup. Ew. This recipe is super fast and paleo-approved."
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, March 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.


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.

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

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

Does ethical egoism promote narcissism and insensitivity to others? Should my romantic partner be interested in and supportive of my accomplishments and pursuits?

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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