Those in the Paleo and ancestral health communities have a tendency to follow high-fat, low-carb diets. After all, when you cut out grains, you naturally cut out a lot of carbs. But are there downsides? What happens to our microbiome on a high-fat diet? If you’ve been following my work for a while, you won’t be surprised when I say, “It depends.”
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Do you know what’s really in a bottle of wine? Is wine healthy, or a health hazard? The first article in this wine series discussed how additives and commercialization have turned many wines into unhealthy processed foods. This article will explore whether traditional wine is as healthy as countless headlines today report. I’ll go through the beneficial components of wine, and then I will summarize the literature to see if the benefits of wine consumption outweigh the risks.
Do you know what’s really in a bottle of wine? Is wine healthy, or a health hazard? In this series about wine, I will look at how wine has changed from its traditional form into a commercialized product, go through the benefits and risks of wine consumption, and share how to find high-quality wine. This first article will cover a brief history of wine and how wine has evolved into a processed product, not unlike the other processed and refined foods we see today.
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.
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.
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.