RHR: The saturated fat – heart disease myth, colonoscopy health risks, and intermittent fasting

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In this episode we talk about a really interesting study that came across my desk on the saturated fat – heart disease myth. I also revisit the colonoscopy question we had in a previous episode and take questions from Facebook. In this episode, we cover: 3:55 New Study: is the saturated fat – heart disease myth finally dead? 18:18 The health risks associated with colonoscopies 29:12 Managing histamine intolerance 34:40 Chris answers: “What is health?”… Read More

Are you a Paleo enthusiast who wants to make a difference? Become a Paleo Ambassador!

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UPDATE: Thank you for your interest, we are no longer accepting applications. Do you love sharing what you’ve learned and experienced with a Paleo-style dietary approach? Do you read my blog—and others—regularly, and find yourself forwarding posts to friends? If so, my upcoming Personal Paleo Launchpad community may have a special position for you. What’s the Personal Paleo Launchpad? The Personal Paleo Launchpad is your support team. No matter where you are on your health journey—just getting started… Read More

Take the Online Ancestral Health Survey

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One of the coolest things about the ancestral health community is that there’s always something new happening – from research, to educational programming, to conferences like the Ancestral Health Symposium, and more. Being connected with such a vibrant and interested community of like-minded individuals is one of the many reasons I enjoy what I do so much. That’s why I wanted to share this survey opportunity with you, my readers. This short survey will be… Read More

How artificial light is wrecking your sleep, and what to do about it

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“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish Proverb The evidence for the health benefits of adequate, restful sleep is overwhelming. Decades of research has shown that sleeping between 7 and 9 hours per night can relieve stress, reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, improve memory and cognitive function, and may even help with weight loss. (1) As many of us know by now, getting… Read More

Recipe: Squash Thickener

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Today’s recipe isn’t quite a recipe – it’s a useful trick in the kitchen. On a paleo/primal diet, it’s difficult to find appropriate thickeners for sauces and soups. Today, your problem is solved! Try these squash thickener cubes for easy thickening of most recipes. Note: this trick won’t work very well with egg-based emulsions sauces like Hollandaise, but works very well with stock-based sauces and soups. Ingredients:  2lbs squash (you can make a smaller or… Read More

For a Healthy Heart, Stick to Butter

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I’ve written before about the dangers of omega-6 PUFAs in the diet, and how high intake of PUFAs in the Western diet may be a culprit in the significant increase in inflammatory diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, autoimmune disease, and more. (1, 2) We’ve known for a while now that a correlation exists between a rising intake of n-6 and increased mortality from heart disease. (3) You may have already changed… Read More