As the gluten-free diet has grown in popularity, research scientists have started to focus on it as well. A few studies have indicated possible drawbacks to the gluten-free diet, including lower beneficial gut bacteria and increased arsenic levels. Find out why I maintain that a gluten-free diet can be perfectly healthy—as long as you know what types of foods to avoid.
A recent New York Times article correctly suggests that diet and lifestyle changes are far more effective ways to prevent and treat heart disease than statins and stents. But what diet, and what lifestyle? Is it as simple as avoiding “artery-clogging saturated fat,” as the author suggests? Read on to find out why the American approach to heart disease has really failed.
Metabolic syndrome usually precedes type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two conditions that seem nearly inevitable in our modern society. However, recent research shows that switching to a Paleo diet may reverse metabolic dysfunction. Read on to find how the Paleo diet can improve body weight, lipid panels, and insulin resistance, with positive results in as little as two weeks.
We’ve talked a lot on my blog about the relationship between genes and the exposome, but one thing we haven’t discussed is how they relate to aging. Today, I’ll talk to Dr. Sara Gottfried about her new book, Younger, and how specific genes or environmental factors can affect how fast your body ages. In particular, we’ll talk about how inflammation, stress, and sleep play critical roles in the aging process.
For those of you who have not attended Paleo f(x) before or are new to the idea of eating and living according to an “evolutionary template,” here are five reasons you should join me in Austin this year for the world’s premiere wellness event covering health, nutrition, fitness, sustainability, and everything in between.
Diet is always a hot topic in the Paleo and ancestral health community. There are diehard advocates on every side. Today I talk with Robb Wolf about his new book Wired to Eat. We explore how his approach to diet has evolved beyond just choosing the right mix of carbs, fats and protein and why a personalized approach is the key to understanding weight loss.