Why We Get Sick—and How To Get Well

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If you have one of the many chronic health problems that people suffer from today—such as IBS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune disease—you will likely be given a drug to manage your symptoms and not much else. The key to successfully treating these conditions, however, is addressing their underlying cause. This is the promise of functional and evolutionary medicine.

Recipe: Hearts of Palm and Shrimp Salad

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Heart of palm, also known as the “millionaire’s salad,” has a taste similar to that of artichokes. Originally harvested by cutting down whole palm trees, hearts of palm are now produced through sustainable cultivation and are therefore readily available (and affordable). Buy them in glass jars labelled “cultivated.”

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 56, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.

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Recipe: Hearts of Palm and Shrimp Salad

Heart of palm, also known as the “millionaire’s salad,” has a taste similar to that of artichokes. Originally harvested by cutting down whole palm trees, hearts of palm are now produced through sustainable cultivation and are therefore readily available (and affordable). Buy them in glass jars labelled “cultivated.”

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Recipe: Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade coconut milk is without a doubt better than canned. It’s also GAPS friendly. The thick and creamy consistency depends on the quantity of water used, so experiment to find the consistency that you prefer.

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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.