Friday, January 16, 2015

The Paleo Rodeo #244

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 26 Weight Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "Most weight loss methods are unproven and ineffective. Here is a list of 26 weight loss tips that are actually supported by real scientific studies."

Nell Stephenson presents Pocket Paleo, Breakfast, Snacks and Workout Available NOW! posted at Paleoista, by Nell Stephenson, saying, "Paleo expert Nell Stephenson announces her latest publication is available today! Pocket Paleo breakfast, snacks and workout have 50 recipes each and can be purchased for kindle or on iTunes."

Kevin Geary presents 11 Reasons You’re Struggling to Lose Body Fat (and What to Do Differently) posted at Rebooted Body: Fat Loss + Peak Performance + Vibrant Health, saying, "Here are 11 reasons why you may not be losing the fat that you want to and what to do about it!"

Kris Gunnars presents Vitamin D: Literally Everything You Need to Know posted at Authority Nutrition, saying, "This is a detailed article about vitamin D and its health effects. Vitamin D actually functions as a hormone, and deficiency is incredibly common."

Sabine presents White vs Sweet Potato posted at Cave Food Kitchen, saying, "You may have already heard the news, but if you haven't, here it is: the potato is finally out of paleo jail."

Sophie presents AIP / PALEO BREAKFAST HASH CASSEROLE WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH and CILANTRO posted at A Squirrel in the Kitchen, saying, "This is a quick and easy paleo breakfast hash casserole for those mornings when you don’t have much time to cook!"

Eileen Laird presents Can Skipping Sleep Cause an Autoimmune Flare? posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "How many of us try to squeeze extra time out of the day, by staying up late or getting up early? We sacrifice sleep, because in American culture, we don’t value it. We consider it unproductive time, but we’re wrong. When it comes to reversing autoimmune disease, sleep is as important to our health as diet, and it might be the key (or the obstacle) to remission. Research also shows that we can’t “catch up” on sleep over the weekend. It feels like we can, because we’re less tired after a couple of good nights’ sleep, but on a cellular level we haven’t recovered. In today's post, I share the research along with tips for how to get sleep well and long."

Sophie presents HOW TO CUT AND PEEL BUTTERNUT SQUASH? posted at A Squirrel in the Kitchen, saying, "Great tutorial on how to cut and peel butternut squash (in less than 10 minutes!). Tools needed: a cutting board, a kitchen serrated knife, vegetable peeler, and a spoon."

Eileen presents Episode 09: What Is Functional Medicine? posted at Phoenix Helix, saying, "This episode of the Phoenix Helix podcast answers the question, 'What is Functional Medicine?" Our guest is Anne Angelone, acupuncturist, herbalist and functional medicine practitioner. She talks about what health obstacles can interfere with autoimmune healing, which tests are most helpful, and which interventions she recommends. Anne also has autoimmune disease herself (ankylosing spondylitis and uveitis), and shares her healing story with us today."

Vanessa presents Our modern deficiencies: nutrients and movement posted at Fitbynature, saying, "For a long time we’ve been near obsessed with calories and exercise. But we’ve tended to favor these in abundance at the expense of their foundations. Chances are, most of our health and fitness problems, and in that order, are because we’re nutrient not calorie deficient, and likewise movement not exercise deficient."

Vanessa presents Nutrient dense foods you can make yourself posted at Fitbynature, saying, "Nutrient dense' is an overused term that can make us think that we are eating a nutrient dense diet, when we aren’t. That dark chocolate you ate may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean you are eating a nutrient dense diet."

Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres presents Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes, A Southern, Late Night Snack posted at Paleo Effect, saying, "It's a new year and time for a new you...and we're here to help! Check out our helpful go-to guides like Getting Started Paleo, Paleo Alcohol Guide and more! Today's recipe? Paleo Fried Green Tomatoes...perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a late-night snack!"

Emily Haverkamp presents Paleo on the Road Week 2 posted at Habit Formation, saying, "This post includes some observations on trying to maintain my paleo eating during my second week of a three-week business trip."

Clare Gravolet presents Spicy Zucchini and Shrimp Soup posted at Happy Eater, saying, "This recipe is perfect for this nasty January weather. It's a simple and delicious recipe that has just the right amount of spice."

Laura P presents Kombucha's Cousin: How To Make Fermented Jun Tea posted at Rising Moon Nutrition, saying, "You may be familiar with kombucha tea as a healthful tonic beverage, but do you know about jun tea? Similar in health benefits to kombucha, jun is a fermented tea beverage made with green tea and honey, and is full of digestion-improving bacteria, enzymes and acids!"

Paul Jaminet presents Neu5gc, Red Meat, and Human Disease: Part I posted at Perfect Health Diet, saying, "Inspired by the recent 'red meat scare" linking red meat to cancer, I look into the potential of non-human sugars such as Neu5gc to cause human disease, especially autoimmune disease."
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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