RHR: Do Raw Vegetables Hurt Your Thyroid Health?

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A goitrogen is a substance that suppresses the function of the thyroid gland by inhibiting iodine uptake, and these things are called goitrogens because they tend to cause goiter, which is a swelling of the thyroid gland. Some foods have been shown to be goitrogenic when they’re eaten in excess or if the person’s background intake of iodine is low. These are things like cassava, which is otherwise known as yuca, that’s how I usually… Read More

Recipe: Fried Yuca Wedges

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This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. We simply love the taste and texture of these thickly cut fries. Type of dish: Side Dish Equipment: Large pot, small saucepan, baking sheet Oven Temp: 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 Ingredients: 2 medium yuca (cassava) roots (about 6-8 inches long each) 3 – 4 TB duck fat, lard or tallow sea salt & pepper Directions: Bring… Read More

Is All Sugar Created Equal?

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You’ve probably heard it countless times, especially in low-carb circles: sugar is sugar is sugar. This is true in principle – the glucose, fructose, and sucrose found in table sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are the same molecules as the glucose, fructose, and sucrose in honey, fruit, and starchy vegetables. But when it comes to the way your body uses these sugars, these foods are hardly comparable. In this article, I’ll show you… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 35, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past The New York Times recently wrote a story about “vamping” teenagers, a new trend where teens stay up all night using social media, surfing the web, and messaging friends. It’s unsurprising that this is such common behavior amongst young people, considering how so many teenagers have smartphones, laptops, and televisions in their… Read More

RHR: Is Drinking Coffee Good For You?

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I consider coffee to be a gray-area food, and by that I mean that the scientific research suggests that it’s beneficial when it’s well tolerated by the individual, but it’s not always well tolerated.  Other foods that would fit into this category would be dairy products, properly prepared legumes, even properly prepared grains, dark chocolate, alcohol, even tea.  These are things that our ancestors didn’t eat.  They’re all relatively new agricultural foods, meaning they’ve only… Read More

Recipe: Insalata Caprese

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This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. This simply traditional appetizer can double as a snack anytime, and is perfect during the hot summer months. Type of dish: Snack, Salad Equipment: Knife and Cutting Board Ingredients: 3 large tomatoes, sliced into ¼ inch slices 1 ball mozzarella, cut into ¼ inch slices 1 packed cup fresh basil leaves good quality olive… Read More