Pills or Paleo? Reversing High Blood Pressure

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This article is part of an ongoing series comparing prescription medication with a Paleo diet as a means of treating common diseases and health problem. Click here to read the other articles in the series. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5 percent of all deaths each year. It affects 26 percent of the population worldwide,… Read More

My Book Is Out In Paperback—With a New Name: The Paleo Cure

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This blog, and my book, are not really about the Paleo diet. But it’s much simpler to say “Paleo” than to say “a nutrient dense, toxin-free, real-food diet that emphasizes animal protein and fats, starchy & non-starchy vegetables, fermented foods, raw dairy (when tolerated) and fruit, nuts & seeds.” And the truth is that the typical Paleo diet will get you pretty close to this dietary ideal. With just a few extra tweaks, however, you can uncover an even more… Read More

RHR: Heart Attacks and Red Meat—Correlation or Causation?

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People who eat red meat are engaging in unhealthy behaviors that have led to their gut flora being screwed up in the first place. Those could include eating fewer fruits and vegetables, eating less soluble fiber, fermentable fibers in general, eating more processed and refined flour, and eating more sugar and industrial seed oils. And wouldn’t you know it; we do have studies that show that the average person who eats more red meat—we’re not… Read More

What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Statin Drug Trials

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I just read a fantastic article by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick about how deceptive and misleading media reporting on statin drug trials can be. Dr. Kendrick uses the Heart Protection Study (HPS) as an example. From the press release for the study: “In this trial, 10 thousand people were on a statin. If now, an extra 10 million high-risk people worldwide go onto statin treatment, this would save about 50,000 lives each year—that’s a thousand a… Read More

The Roundup

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Blast from the Past Bone broth seems to be getting more and more press these days. ABC recently produced a video segment called “Is Bone Broth The New Superfood?” and the Washington Post published an article called “Bone broth: Winter’s new miracle drink”. The NYC broth vendor Brodo is getting a lot of attention as the city’s first take-out window devoted to sippable broths. Even Business Insider can’t understand why someone would spend $4 on… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 42, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Bill Lagakos (of the site Calories Proper) recently wrote an article on the “essential” fatty acids found in vegetable oil, and how they’re not really essential when DHA intake is adequate. Omega-3 fats like DHA and EPA cannot be synthesized by the body and thus we must consume them to prevent a… Read More