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

Can a Short-Term Elemental Diet Help Treat SIBO?

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This is a guest post written by staff nutritionist Kelsey Marksteiner, RD. Click here to read her blog or join her newsletter! For those with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), the symptoms can sometimes be unbearable. Bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation…the list goes on. While simply getting diagnosed in the first place is half the battle, when it is diagnosed, how do we treat it? If you’ve tried some of the options out there like rifaximin… Read More

RHR: How Shift Work Impacts Your Health—And What to Do About It

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Shift work is a really interesting topic.  I talked about it a little bit in my book, and it’s something that there’s a growing awareness of, thankfully.  Twenty percent now of the industrialized population around the world works beyond normal hours in various types of shift work or flexible work.  The days of just 9-to-5 work for everybody, if those days ever existed, are definitely gone, and this kind of shift work or flex-scheduling work… Read More

Does Avoiding The Sun Shorten Your Lifespan?

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A few weeks ago I was at a conference in Tuscon, Arizona. Two things really surprised me while I was there. First, quite a few people ordered egg-white omelets for breakfast. Huh? Didn’t they get the memo that dietary cholesterol doesn’t increase the risk of heart disease, or even raise blood cholesterol levels? Egg-white omelets are so 1995! Second, I noticed that a number of people were slathering themselves with sunscreen and wearing long sleeve… Read More