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Starchy foods

5 Reasons Why Optimal Carb Intake Varies

What’s the optimal amount of carbs to eat? It’s tempting to look for one single answer, whether it’s “150 grams,”...

Food preservatives

3 Ways You Didn’t Know Oxidized LDL Cholesterol Damages Your Health

If you’ve been in the Paleo world for a while, you probably know that “cholesterol” is more complicated than just...

Omega 3-6-9 supplement

N-acetylcysteine: a Supplement for Food Cravings?

When they go Paleo, a lot of people struggle with really bad cravings and/or an almost compulsive desire to eat...

Packed lunch

6 Tips for Making Paleo Office Lunches Happen

“I’ll start packing my lunches:” everyone says it with such great intentions, but so many people can’t keep it up...

Fish and seafood on Paleo

4 Minerals that Support Healthy Blood Sugar

There’s a long debate about macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat) and blood sugar, but there’s a lot less information out...

Sugar reality check

All About Liquid Calories

“Liquid calories” should be pretty self-explanatory, but just in case, what we’re talking about here is any source of calories...

Exercise - barbell

How Exercise can Help Re-Align Your Reward System

The concept of “food reward” is often used to explain why modern foods are so annoyingly good at making people...

Gut flora

6 Ways to Get your Gut Bacteria On Your Side for Weight Loss

Weight loss is easier with a friend…so how about a few trillion of them? Granted, these particular friends aren’t very...

Paleo and Stress

The Benefits of Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief

Stress can take a toll on your health – here’s one strategy for dealing with it. Breathing exercises are a...

Blood

4 Things Your Body Temperature Can Tell You About Your Health

Body temperature is easy to measure and it can tell you a surprising amount about your health. It does take...

Sleep

4 Foods for Better Sleep

It’s definitely important to get enough hours of sleep, but as anyone who’s ever woken up utterly unrefreshed can tell...

Scale

The Case for (Occasional) Extreme Effort in Weight Loss

“Don’t go to extremes – you’ll just end up rebound binging” “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Crash diets don’t...

High blood pressure

High Blood Pressure: 5 Paleo Foods that Help

We’ve previously covered the reasons why a normal amount of dietary salt doesn’t cause high blood pressure in healthy people...

Olive oil

Extra-Virgin Cooking Oil (Olive And Coconut): What Is It And Why Use It?

If you go to the store to buy olive oil, you might notice that there’s not just “olive oil.” Instead,...

Omega 3-6-9 supplement

5 Weight Loss Supplements that Don’t Work as Advertised

Have you ever walked past the weight-loss supplements in the drugstore (or better yet, a health-food store where they have...

Paleo and Stress

5 Paleo Strategies for Healing from the Long-Term Effects of Stress

Coping with stress while the stress is going on can be hard enough. But did you know that a period...

Overweight fat

The Protective Role of Subcutaneous Fat, and What That Means for Fat (“Weight”) Loss

In 2015, a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found a paradox: in people with a lot of...

Upset stomach

Gluten and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: a New Link?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS for short, is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems in the US. According to...

Wheat

4 Problems with the “Heart Healthy Whole Grains” Line

It’s on the front of every Cheerios box and every canister of oatmeal: heart-healthy whole grains! The rationale for this...

Balancing exercise with life

4 Things to Know About Compensatory Eating (aka “eating it all back” after exercise)

You’ve probably heard the advice that it doesn’t make sense to exercise for weight loss because “you just get hungrier...

Blood

Paleo and Anemia

In 1928, a young scientist named William Castle did a medical experiment that, by any objective standard, was totally disgusting....

Saving tips

The Sugar Cover-Up: What you Need to Know

We’ve already covered one weird cover-up responsible for the demonization of saturated fat – in that case, the researchers hid...

5 Dairy-Free Meals with More Calcium than a Yogurt

Whether you accept dairy as a reasonable Paleo compromise food or avoid it as a neolithic invention, one thing is...

Meal planning

4 Reasons Not to Cut Loose on the Weekends

We all know someone who eats like a health nut from Monday morning until they get off work on Friday,...




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