The Roundup


Here is The Roundup, Edition 27, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A new study has found that the number of salivary amylase gene copies appears to be strongly associated with obesity risk in humans. Those who had less than four copies of the AMY1 gene, which is fairly common, were at 8 times higher risk for obesity than those with more than nine… Read More

Do High-Protein Diets Cause Kidney Disease and Cancer?


It seems like every other week there is a media uproar about the dangers of any number of foods. Lately, the target has been meat – specifically high-protein diets – and its supposed connection to a range of chronic diseases and early death. I’ve discussed high-protein diets a couple times on my podcast (here and here), but with the recent press surrounding a new study on high-protein diets and cancer risk, there’s been yet another… Read More

RHR: All About Fecal Microbiota Transplants


In this show we have Glenn Taylor of the Taymount Clinic, one of the few places doing fecal microbiota transplants, otherwise known as FMTs. He’s doing some great work, and I know a lot of people are interested in this. It’s a revolutionary treatment, and so I’m looking forward to getting the lowdown. In this episode, we cover: 3:10 The history of Fecal Transplants 10:50 How the Taymount Clinic approaches FMT 16:40 How to screen… Read More

Recipe: Braised Fennel


This post is sponsored by the Meal Plan Generator, which features over 600 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. “Braising” means to brown something in a fat, and then cook it, covered, until it is tender. This process works perfectly with fennel, creating an amazing side dish. Type of dish: Side Dish Equipment: Large skillet Servings: Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 large, 2 medium, or 3 very small fennel bulbs 2 TB traditional fat of choice ½ cup… Read More

The Roundup


Here is The Roundup, Edition 26, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past On Monday, The New York Times reviewed a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists, which found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events. The lead researcher suggested that it is refined carbs, and not dietary fat, that is the heavy hitter… Read More

Recipe: Caramelized Onion and Beet Soup


This is a guest recipe by Arsy Vartanian, one of my former patients and author of , which will be published on March 25th, 2014. This recipe is one of the many delicious, Paleo-friendly recipes featured in the book. You can ! As a bonus, if you pre-order the book, you get a free copy of the eBook, The Paleo Foodie Dinner Party. All you have to do is forward your pre-order receipt to, and… Read More