RHR: How to Gain Weight on a Paleo Diet

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This is a question that I get fairly regularly.  I think in part that’s because the population of people who read my blog and listen to my podcast and follow my work is not necessarily the typical standard American population.  Weight loss is definitely a concern in my world, but it’s not as much of a concern as you would expect, given the statistics on an overall basis in the US.  I probably get a… Read More

Why Paleo is Taking the World by Storm

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Back in June I spoke at a conference called Revitalize at the Miraval Resort in Tuscon, AZ, which was organized by MindBodyGreen.com. They invited 100 thought leaders and experts in the fields of nutrition, personal growth, fitness, and “green living” to present and collaborate on creating a healthier future. My talk was called “Why Paleo Is Taking the World By Storm”. I share my personal story using a personalized Paleo approach to recover from a… Read More

Recipe: Fermented Gingered Carrots

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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 process is much the same as that used to make sauerkraut, the difference being that the ginger gives this dish an added tangy flavor. Type of dish: Condiment, Fermented Foods Equipment: Grater or food processor with grating attachment, half gallon jar or 1.5 liter glass canning jar with tight sealing lid, pounding tool… Read More

Is Depression a Disease—or a Symptom of Inflammation?

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The idea that depression and other mental health conditions are caused by an imbalance of chemicals (particularly serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain is so deeply ingrained in our collective psyche that it seems almost sacrilegious to question it.  Of course Big Pharma has played a role in perpetuating this idea. Antidepressant drugs, which are based on the chemical imbalance theory, represent a $10 billion dollar market in the U.S. alone. According to the CDC,… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 37, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the longstanding, international debate over salt and sodium guidelines and whether or not our current targets are set too low for optimal health. A new study came out recently in the New England Journal of Medicine supporting the belief that cutting back on sodium too… Read More

RHR: A Sneak Peek into the Future of Food Production

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This week we have Bobby and Yrmis from Mission: Heirloom, which is a new paleo kitchen and soon-to-be café in Berkeley.  I first met them at my book launch party last year and learned that we share a lot in common in terms of our perspective on food and our beliefs about where food production should be headed.  Then I recently had the pleasure of having lunch at the kitchen and was just blown away not… Read More