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Paleo Diet

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

Is All Sugar Created Equal?

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You’ve probably heard it countless times, especially in low-carb circles: sugar is sugar is sugar. This is true in principle – the glucose, fructose, and sucrose found in table sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are the same molecules as the glucose, fructose, and sucrose in honey, fruit, and starchy vegetables. But when it comes to the way your body uses these sugars, these foods are hardly comparable. In this article, I’ll show you… Read More

RHR: Is Drinking Coffee Good For You?

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I consider coffee to be a gray-area food, and by that I mean that the scientific research suggests that it’s beneficial when it’s well tolerated by the individual, but it’s not always well tolerated.  Other foods that would fit into this category would be dairy products, properly prepared legumes, even properly prepared grains, dark chocolate, alcohol, even tea.  These are things that our ancestors didn’t eat.  They’re all relatively new agricultural foods, meaning they’ve only… 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

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

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