Recipe: Tom Kha Gai

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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. Made with real bone broth and coconut milk, Tom Kha Gai is surprisingly nutrient dense and filling for being such a creamy, flavorful, savory soup. Think Chicken Noodle Soup is the king’s bean when it comes to brothy comfort foods ideal for colds or sore throats? Think again. The Thai coconut soup Tom Kha… Read More

Can Sweeteners Fit into a Healthy Diet?

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Over the past couple months, I’ve delved into the topic of sweeteners, hoping to shed some light on what can often be a controversial issue in the Paleo and ancestral health community. So far, we’ve covered natural sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, and even refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, and I’ve showed you why all sugar is not created equal. For the final post in this series, I want to give you all… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 36, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Researchers recently tested the effects of walking on a treadmill desk while completing mentally demanding tasks. Their results showed that that performance on cognitive tasks are not impaired by walking on an active workstation. They then concluded that implementing active workstations into offices and classrooms could be a way to decrease sitting… Read More

RHR: 4 Natural Alternatives to Aspirin

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The question here is, does taking an aspirin a day or a baby aspirin a day, which is really just a low dose of aspirin, make sense for preventing cardiovascular disease and blood clots?  In particular, Betty’s question was about polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia, and we’re going to call that ET.  That’s what it goes by in the medical world, and it’s going to save me from saying “essential thrombocythemia” every time!  In these… Read More

Guess what? Organic really is better.

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For some reason that isn’t clear to me, the mainstream media and medical establishment seem very attached to the idea that organic produce is no healthier or safer than conventional produce.  They often point to a study performed at Stanford in 2012 as proof of this claim, as if it were the final word. After all, it’s Stanford!  New study confirms that organic produce is higher in antioxidants and lower in pesticide residues. But it… Read More

RHR: Do Raw Vegetables Hurt Your Thyroid Health?

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A goitrogen is a substance that suppresses the function of the thyroid gland by inhibiting iodine uptake, and these things are called goitrogens because they tend to cause goiter, which is a swelling of the thyroid gland. Some foods have been shown to be goitrogenic when they’re eaten in excess or if the person’s background intake of iodine is low. These are things like cassava, which is otherwise known as yuca, that’s how I usually… Read More