Recipe: Yuca Fries

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I have a new feature to share: recipes! Every other week I’ll be releasing a new, exclusive recipe that will also be available in the Meal Plan Generator. This week, I’ve got a delicious recipe for those of you that are starting to get sick of your go-to safe starch – sweet potatoes. If you’re looking to try some different starches, give these yuca fries a shot! Pair them with a nice burger or steak and… Read More

Shaking up the Salt Myth: When Salt Reduction May Be Warranted

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As we have discussed in the last three articles in my series on salt, the evidence for universal salt reduction is weak and often conflicted. Across different cultures, dietary salt intake is at best weakly correlated with blood pressure or cardiovascular risks, and associated with poorer health outcomes at either extreme of salt intake, both low and high. As a general recommendation, it seems that salt restriction for most people may be both unnecessary and… Read More

Shaking up the Salt Myth: The Dangers of Salt Restriction

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“In an era when dietary advice is dispensed freely by virtually everyone from public health officials to personal trainers, well-meaning relatives, and strangers on check-out lines, one recommendation has rung through three decades with the indisputable force of gospel: Eat less salt and you will lower your blood pressure and live a longer, healthier life.” Gary Taubes, 1998   In my last two articles, I discussed the history of salt in the human diet and… Read More

Share Your Story

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I’m adding a new feature to the website today – testimonials. I love the ancestral health community because it is such a supportive and encouraging group of people. I’d like my website to be a place where those who have found success with this approach to health and wellness can share that success with others. After all, this is a movement – we want to help as many people as possible get on the road… Read More

Best Your Stress Month: 3 Tips for Working With Stress

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Just a quick note to check in and see how you’ve all done with the first two weeks of the Best Your Stress challenge. Have you been able to stick with the commitments you’ve made? What have you noticed so far? Most people have more trouble sticking with stress management programs than they do making dietary changes or following a supplement regime.  Adopting a new diet or taking some pills does involve changes in behavior,… Read More

Shaking up the Salt Myth: The Human Need for Salt

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In the first part of my series on salt, I discussed the historical significance of salt and its role in the evolution of humanity. Salt has been a highly prized substance for thousands of years across all cultures and continents. Yet over the past few decades, excess salt and sodium intake has been blamed for a variety of serious health conditions plaguing our country, such as heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. Much debate has centered around… Read More