How many vegetables and fruits do I need a day? I believe adults and teens need 6 to 9 servings daily of vegetables and fruits. Mostly vegetables... This will provide the majority of your carbohydrate intake, and avoids excess starchy, fattening carbs that are hard to digest and cause swings in your blood sugar. For now, let's take a closer look at carbohydrates.... In my DVD, The Diet For Human Beings, I suggest that humans are not ... Keep Reading >
30 Easy Paleo Crock Pot Recipes
Bring out the Slow Cooker for these easy Paleo Crock Pot recipes! These entrees are low carb and kid friendly, simple enough for busy moms to prepare. Here are 30 Paleo soups, stews and other entrees for make-ahead meals from top Paleo Bloggers. I have 4 slow cookers in various sizes and shapes. The oval ones are best for whole chickens and pork shoulder. For stew meat and chili I prefer a smaller oval so the meat stays about half to ... Keep Reading >
Intermittent Fasting Pros and Cons For Women
Before listing intermittent fasting pros and cons for women, first ask what is your definition of Intermittent Fasting? Various (and confusing) versions of IF include: Don't eat between 7 PM and 7 AM Only eat during a 6 or 8 hour window, such as 12 PM to 7 PM Just skip breakfast Reduce calories by only eating twice daily (calorie restriction) Eat all you want in the hours allotted (no calorie restriction) Fast anytime you ... Keep Reading >
Paleo Smoothies You Eat with a Spoon!
What's the latest craze in nutrient dense foods? Paleo Smoothies you eat with a spoon! We call them Smoothie Bowls but mine are low in carbs unlike most Smoothie Bowls. Forget the old fruit and juice smoothie. Even if you add protein powder, it's too much sugar and will leave you tired, hungry and moody all day. Blending raw or blanched veggies with others foods and spices makes a colorful Salad in a Glass! You can vary it daily, choosing ... Keep Reading >
Natural Help For Candida With Dr. Lauren Noel
Looking for natural help for Candida? Want to understand Candida symptoms and treatment options? My interview with Dr. Lauren Noel covers prevention and treatment of Candida and its toxic metabolites which can cause long-term health problems. Noel is known as Dr. Lo to her radio listeners and to patients in her California clinic. (See below for links). The list of candida symptoms is long and varied. This toxic yeast can affect and infect ... Keep Reading >
Does Starch Make You Fat Or Does Fat Make You Fat?
One of the most common questions in nutrition and health is this: Does fat make you fat, or does starch make you fat? If you're used to American medical dogma and new to the Ancestral/Paleo Diet (my Diet For Human Beings DVD) you might think low-fat food is good for you. That can mean unnecessarily avoiding eggs, meat, butter and coconut oil. For decades, we've been told by the USDA, TV, ads and magazine stories that we're supposed to eat ... Keep Reading >
“Primal Cuisine” Cookbook w. Pauli Halstead: Book Review and PODCAST
Pauli Halstead is a chef, caterer and former restaurant owner. She KNOWS how to make good food, and how to make food LOOK good. "Primal Cuisine" is her second book, but the first in her no-starch, no-sugar, go-Paleo life and lifestyle. Pauli got into Paleo/Primal cooking when she became a patient of best-selling author and Nutritional Therapist Nora Gedagaudas. This is a fun podcast with lots of questions about flavor, desserts, ... Keep Reading >
Jimmy Moore on Cholesterol Clarity: PODCAST
"Cholesterol Clarity" is podcaster Jimmy Moore's latest book and it's a beautifully written and researched guide to Cholesterol truths and myths. AND a guide to truths about Heart Disease, and why Heart Disease and Cholesterol generally are not connected, despite what we've been told. A million times.... In this (highly entertaining) interview, Jimmy and I talk about HDL and its relationship with Triglycerides; the different kinds of LDL ... Keep Reading >
Preparing Multiple Meals at Once: PODCAST
The Diet For Human Beings - my version of the Paleo Diet - is a simple diet. Cook plenty of clean proteins and veggies, adding the right kind of fats to everything! Condiments such as garlic, herbs, curry, hot sauce, avocado, olives and more keep recipes fresh each time you make them. In this podcast, I share my cooking goals, such as how to plan ahead to cook enough food for the week at one time! If I do that, I'll have my meals ready in ... Keep Reading >
What’s a Paleo Recipe?
Welcome to my Recipes! I've assembled some great ones from other Paleo-friendly websites. These recipes are Low-Starch, Gluten-Free, and contain no grains, potatoes, sugars or beans. They're great for Diabetics, Athletes, and ordinary folks needing some simple new foods! My Diet For Human Beings, a version of the Paleo Diet or Primal Blueprint Diet, suggests that we eat the way our digestive systems actually EVOLVED to eat. Since we are not ... Keep Reading >
Uric Acid Blood Test – A Marker For Fructose Metabolism
You may already know that elevated uric acid causes gout - a painful inflammation of the joints, especially hands and feet. But did you know that a uric acid blood test can be used as a marker for fructose toxicity? One of the by-products of fructose metabolism is uric acid, so when you consume too much table sugar, high fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, sweetened sodas, or fruit juices, your uric acid levels rise. Elevated uric acid is ... Keep Reading >
Why Most Grains Are Bad For You, And What To Do About It
This is a topic that could fill four newsletters, but I want to mention some points about grains that I feel strongly about. First let's talk about gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and spelt, and is a contaminant in most oats as they are often shipped or processed with wheat. Gluten-free diets are becoming well-known now, and many scientific studies are showing that gluten intolerance is much more common than ... Keep Reading >