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

RHR: Does your diet affect your cholesterol level?

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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

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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. 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

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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

RHR: How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora Over the Long-Term

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We received a question about how to restore gut flora and function when unable to tolerate probiotics and fermented foods not likely due to histamine allergy. This is a great question, it’s one that I get a lot, and it turns out there are several potential reasons why somebody may not be able to tolerate fermented foods or probiotics, and one of them is histamine intolerance. In this episode, we cover: 4:58 4 reasons why… Read More

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Chicken and Coconut Soup

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This guest recipe is by Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo, author of 5 national best selling books and co-owner of Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness. The following recipe is from Sarah’s latest book Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine. Sarah and her family spent several weeks in Thailand cooking with numerous chefs and home cooks throughout the country in order to learn the true art of authentic Thai cuisine and culture. In Everyday Paleo Thai Cuisine, Sarah… Read More