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

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

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 34, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Carbohydrates have been a contentious topic in the Paleo community, with some recommending a complete avoidance of carbohydrates while others (like myself) recommend a more moderate carbohydrate approach for the general population. But as we know, there is no one-size-fits-all diet, so while a low carb approach can work incredibly for one… Read More

RHR: How to Prevent and Treat Recurring Ear Infections—Without Antibiotics

If you have a kid and your kid gets an ear infection and you take him or her to the doctor, chances are you’re going to walk out of there with a prescription for an antibiotic. For many years, researchers and doctors thought that ear infections were primarily bacterial, which is why they prescribed antibiotics, but we now know that 80% of ear infections are viral in origin, not bacterial, and they’ll actually resolve within… Read More

Is Refined Sugar Really Toxic?

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So far in this series, I’ve covered a variety of ‘alternative’ sweeteners: natural sweeteners like honey and stevia; artificial sweeteners like aspartame; and sugar alcohols like xylitol. But what about plain old white sugar? And what about the increasingly common industrial sweetener, high fructose corn syrup? These two get a pretty bad rap, even from mainstream media, and although much of their reputation is deserved, there are some misconceptions that I’d like to straighten out.… Read More