We often hear people talking about how the Paleo diet is lacking scientific evidence to support its health claims. But is that really true? Today, I talk with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom), about the science and research that supports the ancestral diet and lifestyle—and how you can use that knowledge to customize your diet to match your own unique needs.
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As the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise, prevention becomes increasingly important. In recent years, several studies have assessed the effects of gluten on diabetes risk. Read on to learn what the researchers found and if a gluten-free diet could help you prevent diabetes.
Check out the definitive guide to choosing cooking methods that maximize nutrient availability and minimize inflammation. Ever brought home fresh veggies from the farmers market and wondered how to cook them, or looked at the charred ends of a juicy steak and questioned if it was good for you? Luckily, food science has the answers. Read on to learn what the evidence says about various cooking methods, including which retain the most nutrients and which cause the most inflammation.
In the conventional world, whole grains and legumes are viewed as universally beneficial. In the Paleo world, they’re viewed as inflammatory foods that should be avoided by everyone. Who is right? That’s the question I cover in this week’s podcast. It turns out that the answer isn’t as simple as dogma on either side of the debate suggests.
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.”
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.