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Eating disorder

Calorie Restriction for Life Extension: What Are the Alternatives?

It’s been known for a while that 20-40% calorie restriction is a pretty great way to extend the lifespan of...

Shrimp soup

How Animal Foods Help Prevent DNA Damage

Fruits and vegetables get all the good press for preventing chronic disease, but animal foods also provide valuable nutrients that...

Paleo Questions

4 Paleo Tips to Escape Common Beginner Traps

It’s natural to be a little nervous when you’re thinking about starting Paleo – and it’s also completely normal to...

Dairy and Paleo

4 Reasons to Make your Dairy Fermented (If you eat it)

Dairy isn’t right for everyone. If you don’t tolerate dairy for whatever reason (lactose intolerance, milk allergy, you hate the...

Fresh liver

The Science of “Turning Carbs to Fat:” De Novo Lipogenesis and How it Works

One of the common justifications for eating a low-carb diet is that the human body has a limited ability to...

Upset stomach

4 Practical Strategies for Hunger-Based Eating

“Eat when you’re hungry” is classic advice for a reason. Your body is a much more finely-tuned instrument than a...

Cookies

The Dangers of a “Normal” Sugar Intake

It’s “normal” in the United States (and most other industrialized countries) to consume an enormous amount of nutrient-free sugar. In...

Meal planning

Alternate-Day Fasting and One-Day Fasts: Benefits and Research

When it comes to eating schedules, humans are built for flexibility. It’s a complete myth that people “need” to eat...

Colored gut

5 Health Problems that Might Respond to FODMAPs Elimination

The typical view of a good diet is “the more fiber, the better.” Pile on the psyllium husk and oat...

Beat cravings

Diet, Memory, and Attention: 3 Strategies for Getting your Mind off Junk Food

Have you ever been trying to resist some kind of junk food, but you just couldn’t stop your mind from...

Weight

The Benefits of Strength Training for Weight Loss

Cardio is typically praised as the king of exercises for weight loss, but there’s actually good evidence for strength training...

Gout

Paleo and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paleo has gotten a lot of good press for treating autoimmune disease – and rheumatoid arthritis is the most common...

Nutritious butter

Dietary Fat and Satiety: The Paleo Context

If a food is satiating, that means it makes you feel full. One of the big premises of Paleo is...

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...