Recipe: Creamy Ginger Carrot Soup

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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. Type of dish: Side Dish, Soups Servings: 3-4 Equipment: Immersion blender or blender, cooking pot Ingredients: 1 lb carrots, cut into ½ inch thick rounds 3 cups chicken stock 1 inch piece fresh ginger, minced 1 tsp dried ginger 1 tsp cumin 4 to 6 TB grass fed butter 2 TB freshly squeezed orange… 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

Health Lessons from International Cuisines: India

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Unlike most of the other countries I’ve covered in this series, India is not renowned for any aspect of its health. Many Indians continue to suffer from malnutrition, and their rates of chronic disease (especially diabetes) are on the rise. Unfortunately, there have been some key shifts in their diet over the past few decades that are likely contributing to their poor health. These include a shift towards rice and wheat as the predominant grains,… Read More

Health Lessons from International Cuisines: France

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International cuisines have long added variety to the American palate. Although modern, processed foods are gaining popularity in developed and developing countries, most regions still retain unique food cultures and dietary patterns that set them apart from the rest of the world. In this series of internationally-themed articles, I’ll pick different countries or regions and share some of the most interesting and beneficial aspects of their food culture, and how they can enrich our own.… Read More

Dairy: food of the Gods or neolithic agent of disease?

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One of the most contentious issues in the Paleo nutrition community is whether dairy products are health-promoting or disease-causing. On one end of the spectrum you have Loren Cordain and his group, who claim that dairy is not fit for human consumption for two reasons: 1) because it’s a neolithic food and not part of our evolutionary heritage, and 2) because of proposed physiological mechanisms by which dairy causes harm when consumed. On the other… Read More