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A Return to the Native Paleo Diet

If you think that the epidemics of diabetes, heart disease, obesity and more, have been hard for those of us whose ancestors have been agriculturalists for thousands of years, imagine what is happening to those whose ancestors were hunter-gatherers only yesterday, in evolutionary terms. When the nomadic tribes of Native Americans left the plains and [...]

Paleo Diet News: Monday Link Love

Let’s get the week off to a great paleo start with a round up of some great paleo articles – some new, some old – from around the web.  It’s Monday Link Love time!  Have a good one, paleo peeps… The Being Primal blog takes a look at how different elements of a paleo approach [...]

Paleo Diet: Should I Avoid Genetically Modified Foods?

It’s a question many of us will have asked on our journey towards a paleo way of eating: should I avoid genetically modified foods?  Like me, you probably feel the instinctive answer is “yes” – but may wonder exactly why.  The question appeared during some recent internet browsing I was doing, on the ShareCare website. [...]

Is the Paleo Diet Conservative?

This is not a question that I had ever considered asking myself before, “is the Paleo diet conservative?” I figured it was an eating plan, a lifestyle, basically a way of living to improve one’s health that was entirely unconnected to politics. But there is one conservative writer who seems to think it is. Jack [...]

Paleo Diet News: Can Faecal Transplants Fight Disease?

A recent post on Mark’s Daily Apple discussed the role of faecal transplants – which, as the name suggests, is the practice of transplanting faecal matter from one person to another – as a possible alternative to using antibiotics for particularly resistant strains of “superbug”.  It’s a practice that has gained some prominence in paleo [...]

Paleo Diet: How Can Governments Make Us Healthier?

Ever since I reported on the disaster of Denmark’s misguided fat tax, I’ve been pondering just what a good governmental approach to nutrition should be.  “How can governments make us healthier?” I wondered. So I was very interested to read this great article by Zoë Harcombe, an obesity researcher based in the UK. I think [...]

Aspirin & Statins: Do Drugs Prevent Disease?

Two recent reports on how well (or otherwise) prescription and counter-top drugs prevent disease caught my eye this week. The first outlined a longitudinal study comparing the effectiveness of drugs vs. vitamins in preventing disease, and concluded that during the 27 year period of the study, there had been zero verified deaths as a result of [...]

Fat DOESN’T Make You Fat

“Fat makes you fat”.  Sounds plausible, doesn’t it? It was the mantra of the low-fat diet craze which first found favour in the 1980s, and blazed a trail through the diet industry for much of the 1990s.  Even now, the “logic” of this statement is firmly embedded in the consciousness of many.  Entire countries have [...]

More Evidence That The Paleo Diet Can Reduce Cancer Risk

A very interesting article was recently published on October 26th, 2011 by Nutrition & Metabolism, entitled: “Is there a role for carbohydrate restriction in the treatment and prevention of cancer?”. The article delivers more evidence that the Paleo Diet can reduce cancer risk, and improve heart disease markers. British Dr. John Briffa, a prominent low-carb [...]

What Would Happen if The World Went Gluten-Free?

I read an interesting article on nytimes.com, entitled “Should We All Go Gluten-Free?”. In my opinion, it is truly one of those articles that was a written from a well-intentioned perspective, but with some glaring, inherently misguided undertones. Maybe you know what I mean, if you’re a crazy Paleo-living foodie like myself, or maybe you [...]

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