RHR: Overcoming Low Stomach Acid, Asthma, and Night Time Depression

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Another Q&A episode! In this episode, we cover: 1:46 What Chris ate for breakfast… 6:20 Are colonoscopies necessary? 9:40 What to do about long-term chronic constipation 15:02 Is hydroquinone dangerous for scars? 20:14 Long-term solutions for low stomach acid 25:45 How to convince friends and family Paleo will help 36:30 Overcoming dry eyes, saliva, and mucus 41:33 Dealing with chronic night time depression Links We Discuss: Paleo Diet Challenges and Solutions Final Amended Safety Assessment… Read More

Are supplements really necessary?

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In a perfect world, the answer to this question would be “no”. In the world most of us inhabit, I believe the answer is often “yes”. This might seem inconsistent with the Paleo approach. After all, our ancestors weren’t popping pills to stay healthy, so why should we? Our modern environment is profoundly different than that of our ancestors. In fact, a fundamental tenet of the ancestral health movement is the recognition that we are… Read More

Headaches, Hives, and Heartburn: Could Histamine Be the Cause?

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Red wine. Aged cheese. Citrus fruits. Sauerkraut. Bacon. These foods are frequently consumed by those on a healthy whole foods diet, and are often found in a variety of Paleo-friendly recipes and meal plans. Even conventional doctors frequently recommend including many of these seemingly unrelated foods daily as part of a healthy diet. After all, even a raw vegan probably wouldn’t argue against eating foods like oranges, spinach, or cinnamon. It may surprise you to learn… Read More

Recipe: Nori Chips

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Making your own nori chips is easy and much cheaper than buying the prepackaged versions. Type of dish: Snack Equipment: Baking sheet Servings: Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 3 nori sheets, untoasted were used for this recipe but toasted will also work olive oil sea salt optional spices of your choice such as onion powder, garlic powder, sesame seeds, and so on. Directions: Preheat the oven to 350F. Cut the nori sheets into four with a… Read More

What Everyone (Especially Vegetarians) Should Know About B12 Deficiency

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In May of 2011, I wrote an article called B12 Deficiency: A Silent Epidemic With Serious Consequences. I argued that B12 deficiency is much more common than statistics indicate, with potentially devastating consequences. B12 deficiency can cause or is associated with: Premature aging Neurological disorders similar in presentation to multiple sclerosis Brain fog, memory problems and cognitive decline Stroke, heart disease and other vascular problems (due to elevated homocysteine) Developmental or learning disabilities in children… Read More

RHR: What Research Says About Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

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In this episode I speak with Dan Pardi and Stephan Guyenet about the Ideal Weight Program, a new educational program on weight loss they put together that works in concert with the tools of Dan’s Plan. I’m very excited about it because it’s firmly grounded in the latest evidence on weight regulation, and it acknowledges the importance of behavior modification, tracking progress, and lifestyle factors like getting enough sleep. In this episode, we cover: 6:30… Read More