Are You Lower-Carb Than You Think?

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Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been discussing the benefits and risks of low-carb and very low-carb diets. Laura, one of my staff nutritionists, kicked things off with an article called “Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health?”, and I followed up with an article called “7 Things Everyone Should Know About Low-Carb Diets”. Then Kelsey, my other staff nutritionist, wrote an article called “The 3-Step Process for Determining Your Ideal Carbohydrate Intake”. In… Read More

Recipe: Pan Seared Scallops with Fennel Purée

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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. Searing not only keeps the scallops juicy, it also gives them a crisp texture. Type of dish: Dinner Servings: 2 Equipment: Medium sized pot with lid, Skillet Ingredients: For the fennel purée: 3 medium sized fennel bulbs, core removed and thinly sliced (save fennel sprigs for garnish) 1 small shallot, peeled and thinly sliced… Read More

RHR: SIBO and Methane—What’s the Connection?

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A lot of people might not be familiar with the term methanogen, but it is something that people should be aware of, especially if you have SIBO or suspect you may have SIBO.  We’ve talked about SIBO a lot.  For people new to the show or new to this work, this stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  It’s defined as a pathological increase in bacteria in the small bowel.  As a reminder, we have a… Read More

Beyond MSG: Could Hidden Sources of Glutamate Be Harming Your Health?

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This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD. A few weeks ago, Chris interviewed Yrmis and Bobby from Mission Heirloom on his podcast, and the topic of glutamate in our food was briefly discussed. Since then, we have had several questions from our patients about potential health concerns regarding glutamate, so I decided to take a closer look to see what role dietary glutamate plays in our health. What is glutamate… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 39, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Joy and play are essential to wellness, and it’s not something we often talk about in the Paleo community. It can make a huge difference in our overall health and wellbeing Beyond simple nutrition and exercise, we should always infuse joy into our food and play into our exercise.. We can do… Read More

RHR: Methylation—What Is It and Why Should You Care?

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Methylation is a vital metabolic process that happens in every cell and every organ of our body.  Life would simply not exist without it.  It takes place more than a billion times per second in the body. That should give you some idea of how important methylation is.  Anything that’s happening a billion times per second is probably pretty crucial to our survival and well-being.  It happens when one molecule passes a methyl group, which is… Read More