Friday, October 31, 2014

The Paleo Rodeo #235

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:
Crystal presents TPS 33: Clean ‘Naked’ Living with Luke Hines and Scott Gooding posted at The Primal Shift Podcast , saying, "Crystal, Jo and Charby chat with Luke Hines and Scott Gooding, also known as Luke and Scott, or ‘The Bondi Boys’ from the Australian hit TV cooking show 'My Kitchen Rules" and authors of "Clean Living" and the "Clean Living Cookbook". The boys are all about not only how to ‘look great naked’, but also how to focus on health and wellness with lean, clean beach cuisine."

Eileen Laird presents Are You Eating Enough to Heal Your Body? posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "When I first discovered the connection between food intolerance and rheumatoid arthritis pain, I went through a period of being afraid every time I sat down to eat. In our journeys to heal, the first thing we do is eliminate foods that are the problem. The question is, are we also focusing on the foods that are the solution?"

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Apple Cider Sangria, A Spiced, Fall Wine posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "This recipe for Paleo Apple Cider Sangria tastes just like mom's apple pie! It's perfect for a crisp fall day!"

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #162: Special Guest Katy Bowman author of Move Your DNA posted at Diane Sanfilippo, saying, "This week is special guest Katy Bowman and talk of zucchini cheese and blended coffee."

Nell Stephenson presents Are Nightshade Plants Paleo posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson writes about nightshade plants and their relationship to the Paleo Diet."

Steve Kirsch presents The "great-great-grandma's kitchen" test. Or how we've seriously lost the calibration on our "gross-out" meter. posted at The Paleo Drummer, saying, "Trying to determine of something is 'real food?" Use the "great-great-grandma's kitchen test"; if she wouldn't recognize it, it fails."

Sabine presents Pasta alla Norma posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "A classic dish from Sicily, that is paleo and meat free!"

Kris Gunnars presents 10 Proven Benefits of Kale (No. 1 is Very Impressive) posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "This is a detailed article about kale and its health benefits. Kale is actually one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet."

Kevin Geary presents The (Practical) Truth About Carbohydrates in a Healthy Diet posted at Rebooted Body: Fat Loss, Vibrant Health and Peak Performance, saying, "What is the real role of carbohydrates and are they all they're cracked up to be?"

Eileen Laird presents Episode 04: Practical Tips for Getting Started posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "In this episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast, I'm joined by Mickey Trescott and Christina Feindel. All three of us have been living the paleo lifestyle for over 2 years, and we've each reversed our autoimmune disease with the help of the autoimmune protocol (AIP). We share our best advice for getting started on a healing diet, how to set yourself up for success, what resources are available to help you, and how to stick with the protocol when temptation hits."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, A Crunchy Paleo Snack posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Everyone needs a great Paleo Toasted Pumpkin Seed recipe! And ours is simple, clean, fast and makes a great snack! This recipe can be used with any type of squash, pumpkin or gourd. Happy Halloween!"

Nell Stephenson presents Learning to Run posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson shares a little about her journey from being an average, middle of the pack race participant to being a competitive runner and triathlete."

Diane Sanfilippo presents Podcast Episode #163: Artificial Sweeteners, Henna, and Mediterranean Paleo Cooking posted at Diane Sanfilippo, saying, "In this Podcast, Diane talks to Caitlin and Nabil, authors of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking!"

Clare Gravolet presents Simple and Delicious Whole Roasted Chicken posted at Happy Eater, saying, "After listening to a Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, I decided to try out a simple roasted chicken recipe mentioned on the show. I'm a relatively new cook, so I was nervous, but it turned out really well!"

Louise Hendon presents 52 Delicious Paleo Pasta Recipes posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Eating Paleo is so delicious and easy especially with these Paleo pasta recipes."

Louise Hendon presents Paleo Success Story – Adriaan posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Read about Adriaan's amazing transformation here."
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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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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Saturday, October 04, 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 Thursday 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, 5 October 2014: Q&A on Psychics in a Free Society, Fear of a Worthless Life, and More

I'll answer these questions on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Sunday morning, 5 October 2014.
  • Question 1: Psychics in a Free Society: In a free society, would psychics be prosecuted for fraud? How would the government in a rational, free-market system handle people and businesses, such as the Psychic Friends Network, which claim to have psychic powers (such as being able to talk to the dead) and charge the gullible hundreds of dollars in fees for "spiritual consultations"? Would the government prosecute such people for fraud? Or would the government have a "caveat emptor" attitude and say, "If people want to waste their money on that nonsense, that's their rightful prerogative"?
  • Question 2: Fear of Leading a Worthless Life: How can I overcome my fear of leading a value-less life? Ever since I was young, I've had an overwhelming fear of leading a valueless life. I saw my parent and other adult role models live this way. There was nothing in their life: they never strived for anything, never had dreams, and tended to discourage dreams from others. I always thought that I would be different. I always thought that I could live in a fulfilled way. But slowly I noticed that I was falling into their path. I didn't start college till 23 because of student aid issues. Until then I worked minimum wage, and I went without food some days. Now at 26, I have a 2 year degree. Even with my new job I still live in a drug and prostitution infested ghetto in Philadelphia because this is the only place I can afford. After calculating how long it will take me to get my career off the ground, I could graduate with a MS by thirty or thirty two. But noticing the patterns that I see in other people, I have this overwhelming fear that all attempts at achieving a value will slowly slip my grasp. I constantly needed to push values off till tomorrow until I get today straightened out. I am scared that tomorrow will never come. I have so many goals and dreams and values but I might never get to achieve them. I see it so clearly sometimes: 45, divorced, alone, with nothing to show for my hard work, debt, a giant mortgage or even worse perpetual renting, and my only outlet going to the pub with other Philly white trash middle-agers. How can rational philosophy help me gain perspective on this fear that I have had since a kid?
The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 5 October 2014. The podcast will be posted later that day. For more details, check out the episode page.


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28 September 2014: Q&A on Atheistic Afterlife, Tip Jar, Concealing a Pet, and More

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

Is it wrong for an atheist to believe in some kind of afterlife? What's the deal with the tip jar? It is wrong to keep my pet a secret from my landlord?

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

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The Paleo Rodeo #233

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 Rid of Melasma posted at Paleo Diet Basics, saying, "Melasma (skin pigmentation) is no fun, and it's difficult to get rid of. But get rid of it I did, using a combination of natural treatments. Find out how!"

Eileen Laird presents Episode 02: Paleo 101 posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "In the first episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast, we shared real-life examples of what reversing autoimmune disease looks like. Today, I'm joined by paleo expert, Liz Wolfe, to bust the myths and help everyone understand why paleo is a healthy way to live and eat. As always, I'll be filtering all of this information through the lens of autoimmunity."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Pancetta Stuffed Mushrooms, A Dinner Party Appetizer posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "Got a lot to do for your next dinner party? Grab the family! Stuffing these mushrooms is so easy, it's the perfect job for kids! Ready in 20 minutes from prep to serve!"

Louise Hendon presents How to Detoxify Your Organs posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Guest post by Christopher James Clark on how to support and detoxify our organs."

Louise Hendon presents The Quick and Dirty Guide to Corn: Why It’s NOT Healthy or Paleo posted at Paleo Living Magazine, saying, "Is corn healthy? This article examines how nutritious corn is as well as its potential toxicity."

Tarah presents Paleo Road Trip: Packing for Baby, What We Ate...and Wholegrain Mustard White Sweet Potato Salad Recipe posted at What I Gather, saying, "The title says it all! A rundown of how we planned to stick to a healthy, Paleo diet on our recent vacation and a great road trip recipe for sweet potato salad."

Amy Kubal presents The Last Blog Post You Ever Need To Read To Be Successful - (Seriously) posted at Robb Wolf, saying, "If you've been searching for the magic formula to health, weight loss, performance and an optimal life - you're in luck! Here it is!!"

Clare Gravolet presents Cinnamon Apple "Oatmeal" posted at Happy Eater, saying, "I used to love oatmeal. It was so comforting! Now I have a Paleo version for chilly mornings!"

Clare Gravolet presents Apple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie posted at Happy Eater, saying, "Fall weather in Houston involves many 80-90 degree days, so this smoothie recipe is perfect for the warm weather and the Fall season!"
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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