Paleo Diet: New Data Shows HDL Might Not Be So “Protective”

Ask five different “experts” about cholesterol, and you’ll no doubt get five very different answers. Sure, the overall “Paleo” view of cholesterol’s relationship to health and longevity is very different from the mainstream ideology, but even many ancestral health aficionados don’t have a firm grasp on what those famous numbers actually mean. Who does know? [...]

The Paleo Diet And Salt - Follow-Up

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post here on PDN, called “Paleo Diet: Does Salt Deserve Its Bad Reputation?”, which covered Chris Kresser’s initial post addressing the ins and outs of human salt consumption. I promised that I’d also comment on the follow-up posts, and now it’s time to follow through with that. Chris [...]

Paleo Diet: What Can We Learn From The Ice Man?

Stephen Guyenet, of The Whole Health Source blog recently posted an article on his blog entitled “Lessons From Ötzi, the Tyrolean Ice Man. Part I” and then followed it up with Part II on April 17th 2012. At 5,300 year old, Otzi is the worlds oldest natural mummy, who was found in 1991 after being [...]

Paleo Diet: Should We Chew Our Children’s Food?

Isn’t it funny how every time a celebrity does something that the rest of the world would deem “weird” or “silly”…..and it happens to get caught on video…..suddenly, everyone in the world is talking about it. Just the other day a video surfaced in the media, of Alicia Silverstone chewing her child’s food, and then [...]

Happy Paleo Diet Easter!

Happy Paleo Diet Easter!

Stuck for ideas for a paleo diet Easter?  Want to ensure it isn’t a sugar-laden disaster?  Here’s a round up of some of the best info from around the internet to help your paleo diet Easter go with a swing: Preparing For Easter The Paleo Mom has a few good ideas for alternatives to sweet [...]

Paleo Diet: Swimming In Raw Sewage

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Paleo Diet: To Kefir or Not To Kefir?

Generally speaking, to be “Paleo” means to practice the exclusion of several groups of foods, that are seen as major contributors to ill health and disease. The strict autoimmune Paleo protocol (which is even more strict than normal Paleo) calls for the elimination of all grains, legumes, and dairy, but does that mean that all [...]

Another Paleo Diet Food Source? Insects! Ewww!

Another Paleo Diet Food Source? Insects! Ewww!

For many of us following the Paleo diet, this means eating the usual stuff: meat (beef, lamb, chicken), fish & seafood, vegetable with limited starches and some nuts and fruit. That’s it. Well, dairy, if you are following the Primal path. But is there another Paleo diet food source that we over look, something that [...]

The Paleo Diet and The Asian Paradox

If you’ve been living the Paleo, Primal, or general low-carb lifestyle for any amount of time, you’ve almost certainly heard someone say something along the lines of, “If Carbs are so bad, how come the Chinese eat a ton of rice, but still stay thin?!”. This is actually a good question. After all, if starchy [...]

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 [...]

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