Paleo living

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 Lifestyle of Hunting and Gathering

The question of whether or not agriculture has been of benefit to humanity is one that periodically crosses my mind. Yes, our lives are far more comfortable. I admit that there are many aspects of our way of living which agriculture has afforded us that I would be loathed to give up.   Nearly everything we [...]

Paleo Diet: Thursday Recipe Roundup

Got guests coming for dinner at the weekend?  Ready for a challenge in the kitchen?  Or are you just looking for some fresh ideas for your paleo diet?  Look no further - it’s Thursday Recipe Roundup which means we’ve gathered together an interesting selection of ideas from around the web. Start your day right with a [...]

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. [...]

Boost Your Weight-Loss Resolution With The Paleo Diet

Now that we’re well into January, you may be taking stock of your New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds.  How’s it going?  If you’re struggling (dieting isn’t easy) you may be interested in taking an approach which involves eating large and satisyfing portions of real food.  Perhaps its time to boost your weight-loss [...]

Paleo Diet: More Bad Journalism About Meat

You possibly saw the coverage in the press this week of the highly publicised “processed meat may increase pancreatic cancer” studies.  If not, head over to this Guardian article for a particularly potent example of why it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea if journalists were forever banned from interpreting scientific data.  Or, at the very [...]

The Paleo Diet and the Calorie Myth

Given that millions of people will be on their post-Christmas diets, it’s nice to see some sensible messages getting out on a couple of paleo diet blogs about the fallacy of the “eat less, exercise more” method of losing weight - otherwise known as the calorie myth. Here’s what Dr. John Briffa has to say [...]

The Paleo Diet Hunter-Gatherers: The Hadza

Periodically, we hear of a few paleolithic tribes still in existence trying to continue their traditional way of life in spite of the pressures of the modern world. An article on the Pacific Palisade website discusses one such group, the Hadza, a tribe of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania. It is astonishing that they have managed to [...]