Category Archives: the science behind it

Have you kicked your Coke habit yet?

I’m not talking about cocaine, but that tasty soft drink which used to contain it. Back in October, Daily Health Post shared what happens to your body when you drink a Coke. Here is what they reported: In the first … Continue reading

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What’s in a label?

I ran across a series of posts about the “ingredients”of natural products. The idea behind it is simple: If our natural foods had ingredients labels, what would they look like? Here are two products we typically think of as primal: … Continue reading

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Morning Links

Mother Jones publishes The American Diet in One Chart: A medical ethicist writes at CNN: “People should be free to make their own choices, from the clinical trials they join to the food and drink they consume, without duress and unmolested by … Continue reading

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Try this experiment: Go to two different blogs, scan the comments

I think that people are starting to wake up to the fact something is wrong with the conventional wisdom on diet.   For the past several decades, government officials and health experts have been telling people to adopt a low-fat, high-carb … Continue reading

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Mid Week Links

Fila barefoot shoes now on sale for under $30. ABC News video on brides going into ketosis with a feeding tube to lose weight for their wedding. Michelle Obama makes a compelling case that healthy, nutritious food would have saved the Titanic. Great … Continue reading

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Weekend Challenge: Educate Yourself, Podcast Edition

We could all stand to know a little more of the science behind primal/paleo. Enter Robb Wolf, former research biochemist is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet.  Wolf does excellent weekly podcasts, … Continue reading

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Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

It is 2012!  Many people are ushering in the new year with resolutions. Are you? If you are, I have some tips for you on how you can beat the Standard American Statistics on keeping your resolution. (Of course, I’d love … Continue reading

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I.F.

I was inspired by Chuck’s last post, and since I have also been slipping recently, I decided to try Intermittent Fasting for the first time today. Really, i’ve done this before without even realizing it: during college I would frequently … Continue reading

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Michael Ellsberg: Changing His Diet and Changing His Life

Michael Ellsberg, renowned journalist and author of The Education of Millionaires, was struggling with bipolar II from 2000-2007. When scores of medication didn’t stop his depression and suicidal tendencies, Ellsberg took his life back by quitting coffee, refined sugar, and … Continue reading

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Why Primal?

Being an analytical person most everything in my life has a reason.  I try to be careful, and purposeful about virtually everything I put myself too.  This includes how I eat, sleep, and otherwise play.  To do something that is … Continue reading

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Morning Links

The NYT article, Should We All Go Gluten-Free?, goes viral. Clifton Harski, the lead trainer at MovNat, published some exercise videos on his new blog.  Let’s hope he keeps up with the regular posts. The best piece I’ve read on … Continue reading

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Dairy

I’ve been toying with different levels of milk and dairy products in my diet during my last 60 days. At first it was hard for me to cut out dairy so I continued to use milk in my coffee and … Continue reading

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Heartburn!

When I first started doing pale, back in July, I thought it might have been a coincidence that my heartburn was gone. It’s not like I suffer of a bad case of heartburn, it’s just a bit uncomfortable. Every now … Continue reading

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Morning Links

A study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, explains why calorie restriction is not effective for weight loss.  (Hint:  hormones!) Team Robb Wolf gives 5 Steps to make the most of the upcoming Off-season. Mark Sisson has … Continue reading

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Morning Links

A personal trainer packs on 70lbs . . . on purpose.  Great photos. Free the Animal reviews Mark Sisson’s new book: The 21 Day Total Body Transformation. The Healthy Skeptic discusses a study that shows low cholesterol being associated with … Continue reading

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