Disease

Paleo Diet: New Study That Suggests Diabetes May Begin in The Intestine

Most people in the Paleo and low-carb communities are pretty sure that they already know what causes obesity and diabetes. It’s all about those dastardly carbs, right? We all know that eating too many carbohydrates……any carbohydrates, over a long period of time, is what leads to Insulin resistance, and ultimately diabetes. But is that true? [...]

Killing Some Sacred Cows of the Paleo Diet

Killing Some Sacred Cows of the Paleo Diet

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s article on the winding path of paleo, I thought it would be worth posting this fascinating discussion between Harvard University’s Matt Lalonde and Steve from Evolution: This View Of Life. It’s of particular interest, because – as you’ll see – Lalonde takes a scientific approach to evolutionary nutrition that amounts [...]

The Winding Path of Paleo

I’ve been spending some time recently reflecting on my paleo journey: evaluating my progress to date; re-evaluating my goals; and considering my options for the future… Heavy stuff, huh?  Well, this reverie was prompted by the fact that I’ve reached the point where my immersion in paleo literature, paleo-based friendships, and online paleo/primal communities brings [...]

The Paleo Diet and Gut Flora

The human body is one complicated collection of cells. Everything works with everything else to make sure we are as healthy as we can possibly be. That is, until we make poor choices in what foods we eat or medications we take. A case in point is out gut flora. There are between 3 – [...]

Sun Exposure Habits of our Paleo Diet Ancestors

    We all know that our exposure to the sun is vastly different from that of our Paleo ancestors. Nearly all of their activity took place outside, under the sky, when the weather was pleasant or at least bearable. Today, most of us spend most of our time indoors under artificial light, unless our [...]

3 Food Myths and the Paleo Diet

In my trolling about the web I came across an article that purported to clear up some myths about healthy foods. The article “5 Myths Haunting Your Healthy Foods” on the Business Insider website, listed what they called 5 deceptions, which cheat us out of our food dollars. As a Paleo diet follower and as [...]

Paleo Diet: More Evidence That Fiber is Not A Good Thing

I’ve been saying for some time that contrary to popular belief, fiber is not necessary in the human diet, and could possibly do much more harm than good. Insoluble fiber cannot be digested in the intestine, so it remains intact all the way through the digestive tract, scraping and irritating as it goes on it’s [...]

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