The Roundup

Roundup

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?

467009529

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

RHR: Does your diet affect your cholesterol level?

RHR-new-cover-lowres

Today’s topic and today’s big question is, if dietary fat and cholesterol don’t raise cholesterol levels, why do total cholesterol levels drop after you stop eating those foods? That’s a really good question, and for all of the discussion about this topic, this is actually how I got started in blogging and writing. Way back in the Healthy Skeptic days, I started writing articles about the relationship between cholesterol and saturated fat and heart disease.… Read More

Recipe: Simple Mustard

LEA_6394

This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. You can either make simple mustard from mustard powder with a mixing bowl, mustard seeds with a grinder, or a combination of the two. Type of dish: Condiment Equipment: Mixing Bowl Servings: 1 Ingredients: 2 TB dry mustard powder 1 TB water apple cider vinegar to taste Directions: To make the simplest homemade mustard, mix equal… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 33, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Those of us who recommend alternative nutrition strategies are often fighting against the larger cultural viewpoint that certain foods are unhealthy at best, and dangerous at worst. Foods like egg yolks, bacon, butter, and red meat are constantly considered to be “artery clogging” foods that doctors and conventional nutritionists warn their patients… Read More