20 Things You Didn’t Know About Paleo

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Paleo has received a lot of attention in the media over the past couple of years—some of it positive, and some of it negative—and there are a lot of misconceptions about what a Paleo approach to nutrition and lifestyle means for most people. With this in mind, here are 20 things I think everyone should know about Paleo.

The Roundup

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Blast from the Past Recent evidence suggests dietary advice to limit red meat is unnecessarily restrictive and may have unintended health consequences. As people have been avoiding red meat, food trends suggest that they have been replacing unprocessed red meat with unhealthy fats and refined carbohydrates, potentially contributing to the rapid rise in the prevalence of obesity since the 1970s as well as other risk factors for heart disease and/or metabolic syndrome. Avoiding red meat… Read More

When Should You Try A Low Carb Diet?

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This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her popular blog or visiting her on Facebook. And if you need one-on-one help with your diet, click here to learn more about her nutrition consulting services. Recently, I wrote an article about the potential pitfalls of following an excessively low carb diet, and the symptoms to watch out for to know if… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 39, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Joy and play are essential to wellness, and it’s not something we often talk about in the Paleo community. It can make a huge difference in our overall health and wellbeing Beyond simple nutrition and exercise, we should always infuse joy into our food and play into our exercise.. We can do… 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

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