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Blast from the Past New research found that high blood pressure is associated with gut dysbiosis, suggesting that one way to treat hypertension might be to consume a diet that promoted good gut health. The study found that in both rats and humans with hypertension, there was a significant decrease in microbial richness, diversity, an increased Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ratio, and decreases in acetate- and butyrate-producing bacteria. The best way to combat these problematic changes… Read More

RHR: Is it Possible to Prevent (or Reverse) Type 1 Diabetes?

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Antibodies to GAD are a predictor of risk and progression to the autoimmune form of diabetes. Find out what these antibodies are, how they predict your likelihood of developing diabetes, and what I recommend if you’re producing antibodies to a particular tissue.

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Paleo

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Paleo has received a lot of attention in the media over the past couple of years—some of it positive, and some of it negative—and there are a lot of misconceptions about what a Paleo approach to nutrition and lifestyle means for most people. With this in mind, here are 20 things I think everyone should know about Paleo.

Recipe: Curried Squash Soup

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This soup has a mild, not too spicy curry taste. Any winter squash can be used, but butternut or Hubbard squash are probably best. I’ve you like it hot, use 1 medium sized jalapeño pepper (or more), seeded and finely chopped.

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 53, bringing you the best health research, news and paleo recipes from around the web from the past two weeks!

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Recipe: Curried Squash Soup

This soup has a mild, not too spicy curry taste. Any winter squash can be used, but butternut or Hubbard squash are probably best. I’ve you like it hot, use 1 medium sized jalapeño pepper (or more), seeded and finely chopped.

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Recipe: Raw Vegetable Slices with Almond Butter

Freshly roasted almonds break down into nut butter faster than raw almonds. If possible, soak raw almonds overnight before roasting.

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Recipe: Medjool Date and Nut Energy Bars

These bars are great if you’re in a hurry and can’t have breakfast, as a snack to give a boost during the day, or even for dessert, topped with sour cream or créme fraîche.

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Recipe: Guacamole

This classic Mexican dish, dating back to the Aztecs, is so versatile that it can be used as a dip, condiment or salad dressing.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Jambalaya

In this recipe the chicken, andouille sausage, onions and bell peppers should be sautéed (browned) before being placed in the slow cooker. If andouille sausage isn’t available, kielbasa sausage is a good substitute.