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Answering the Paleo Debunkers, Part 3: Miscellaneous Arguments

Answering the Paleo Debunkers: Miscellaneous Arguments Welcome back to the last installment in the Answering the Paleo Debunkers series (Part...

“This Is the Smell”: Lessons from an Organic Farm

The continuous babble of coos and clucks drifting from the contented flock of chickens on the lawn is the first...

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Answering the Paleo Debunkers, Part 2: Nutrition

Welcome back to Part 2 of a series on answering the “Paleo debunkers” (if you missed it last week, Part...


Paleo and Willpower

What is willpower? At the most basic level, it’s obeying your rational mind (the part that understands things like long-term...

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How a Media Fast can Benefit your Health

Stop and think for a minute about the amount of time you spend every day interacting with information on a...

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Answering the Paleo Debunkers, Part 1: Evolution and Hunter-Gatherers

Every diet always has its critics, but lately there’s been a wave of people trying to “debunk” Paleo, most notably...

The Fallacy of the “Balanced Diet”

The USDA’s “MyPlate” graphic is seriously flawed. There’s no doubt in the Paleo world about that, and no need to...

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Why Paleo Feels Boring and What to do about it

Maybe you’re just starting out and craving pizza something fierce, or maybe you’ve been Paleo for six months and you’re...

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Metabolism-Boosting Myths

“Boosting your metabolism” has all the promise of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: by raising...

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5 Ways to Ruin a Self Experiment (and what to do instead)

Self-experiments aren’t just fun; they’re also the only way you can get a truly custom-made diet, nutrition that’s optimized just...


Long Fasts: Dangerous or Beneficial?

Since this article touches on a subject that could potentially have negative health outcomes, it’s in order to reiterate the...


Male Body Image vs. Health

It’s no secret that female beauty standards are seriously skewed. That doesn’t make it less of a problem, but it...

Vegetables and Paleo

Vegetables are Not the Holy Grail

Vegetables get a lot of good press in healthy eating circles because they’re one of the few things everyone agrees...

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Paleo and Hypertension

High blood pressure is one symptom that’s usually mentioned in the same breath as diabetes and obesity, but even young...

Paleo Questions

Demystifying Candida

If you spend any time trying to hunt down a diagnosis for mystery symptoms on alternative health websites, you’re likely...

Acid-base balance

Acid/Alkaline Balance and Paleo: Myth or Truth?

Acid-forming foods: it definitely sounds alarming, and readers of Loren Cordain’s original book, The Paleo Diet, might remember the importance...

White potatoes

Are White Potatoes Paleo?

White potatoes: beloved by the Irish, downed in vast quantities as chips and fries, and a lethal agent of Neolithic...

Food preservatives

The Paleo Guide to Food Additives

What’s in a can of olives? Most people expect just one ingredient: olives. Maybe some water or salt at the...

Fish eggs

All About Fish Eggs

Think of fish eggs, and you might picture a ritzy dinner party somewhere in Manhattan, where the 1% get together...

Paleo for vegetarians

Paleo for Vegetarians?

The Paleo focus on meat and animal products as the core of a healthy diet isn’t very vegetarian-friendly. But after...

Paleo for healthy hair

Paleo for Healthy Hair

Who doesn’t want a head full of thick, shiny hair? In women, it’s a sign of beauty and radiant health,...

Myths and questions

5 Reasons why Cholesterol can get Higher on Paleo

At first glance, the Paleo refutation of the mainstream wisdom that eating cholesterol will give you heart disease is very...


Should You Take a Magnesium Supplement?

The suggestion to take any kind of supplement always raises the question, “Why do I need supplements to be healthy?...

Paleo and acne

Paleo and Acne

Most people think of acne as a normal part of adolescence, just one of the many hormonal tricks the teenage...

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