Paleo living

Cleaning up on the Paleo Diet

We have become a generation of germaphobes, make that several generations of germaphobes. We are afraid to touch anything that might possibly be infected with bacteria. It has gotten so bad that we now use “anti-bacterial” soaps, wipes and gels to “kill germs”. Even products like cutting boards and mattresses contain so-called anti-microbial properties. Have [...]

The New (Old) Paleo Diet Exercise: Chores

So, in the Huffington Post an article was published which says that doing chores makes you fit. Is this a surprise? Obviously to some it is. But to Paleo dieters this is old news. In fact its ancient news. Why? Because nearly ALL activity done by our Paleo ancestors would have been in the form [...]

Mozart and the Paleo Diet Lifestyle

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the age of 35. We know he was a prolific composer, having written over 600 pieces of music in his short life. But why did he die so young? We may now know the answer. Mozart was sick for a good part of his life. He had kidney disease, smallpox, [...]

Add Homeopathy to the Paleo Diet

For years I have used homeopathic remedies to my great benefit. They are inexpensive and very effective and last virtually forever, unless exposed to excessive radiation. However you measure it, this safe alternative form of medicine is worth learning about and using in place of modern drugs. And even though I rarely get sick anymore [...]

Ancient Paleo Diet BBQ found in Holland

The leftovers from a butchered and cooked aurochs (much larger version of our modern cattle) was found at an archeological site in the Netherlands. Hunters cooked the meat over an open flame, first consuming the bone marrow then the ribs. Obviously they knew the importance of the fatty marrow then. Or maybe it was just [...]

Paleo Diet Symposium in LA

On August 5-6, 2011 a Paleo diet symposium will be held in Los Angeles, CA, presented by  the Ancestral Health Society (AHS).  It is being called a (pre) historic, two-day event that unites the Ancestral Health movement. Dr. Loren Cordain has called it “The Woodstock of Evolutionary Medicine”. This is truly an exciting event. It [...]

Shellfish for the Paleo Diet

Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple blog has a terrific primer on shellfish and why we should include them in our Paleo diet. I have to say I really like the title: “A Guide to Crustaceans, Bivalves and Molluscs, or Why You Should Be Eating Exoskeleton-Bearing Aquatic Invertebrates”. That’s quite a mouthful, just like the [...]

Exotics meats and the Paleo diet

If you’ve embraced the Paleo diet, love your bacon and eggs, bloody rare steak and leg of lamb, but are yearning to get a taste of the real hunter-gatherer lifestyle, Paradise Locker Meats of Trimble, Missouri may have just what you are looking for. They specialize in exotic game meats such as buffalo, elk and [...]

Paleo diet and sunlight - a natural combination

If you really want to go back, waaaay back, to the lifestyle of our hunter gatherer forebearers, then get out into the sun and soak up some rays, without sunblock or tanning lotion. The paleo diet and sunlight can be combined to make a powerhouse of great health. The paleo diet of our ancestors did [...]

We’re getting shorter NOT taller and our brains are shrinking, so …

I turns out that our paleo ancestors were taller and had larger brains that we do. The cause? Agriculture and urbanization. The shrinkage has occurred over the last 10,000 or so, exactly as long as we’ve been farming.ᅠ … The decline, say scientists, has happened over the past 10,000 years. They blame agriculture, with restricted [...]