Blast from the Past
Newsflash: The recommended amount of fat we eat per day from a 1977 study got it wrong. Zoe Harcombe, a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at University of the West of Scotland, and her colleagues say that the data decision-makers when the first U.S. guidelines on dietary fat were made, did not provide any support for the idea that eating less fat would translate to fewer cases of heart disease, or that it would save lives.
Harcombe argues that when we cut the fat, we replaced it with refined carbohydrates, which in excess are broken down by the body into sugars and into triglycerides, which may actually do more harm to the heart than cholesterol from animal products like red meat and dairy.
Those of you who have been reading my blog for some time (or any amount of time really) will know that this is hardly news. I’ve written an entire eBook on this myth, and I will continue repeating this information for as long as it takes until everyone takes this information as undisputed fact rather than a theory. But it is exciting to see changes happening not only in the mainstream media, but also in the government’s Dietary Guidelines, however slowly the tide is turning.
- A recent study connected sedentary behavior to chronic inflammation and risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
- This report examines how chronic stress affects our biological aging.
- This study suggests taking too much folic acid while pregnant may put daughters at risk for obesity.
- BPA-free plastics are likely worse than BPA with regards to synthetic estrogen leaching.
- This study is another strong reminder that #antibiotics should ONLY be given to infants when necessary:
- Research shows that regular sauna use is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.
- Did you know that vegetables are the #1 cause of food poisoning?
- Protein overfeeding, but not fat overfeeding, increases 24-hour energy expenditure independently of weight gain.
Worth a Look
- Could your strict Paleo diet and lifestyle be giving you “Adrenal Fatigue”?
- Adele Hite’s painfully true post describes the subtext of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report.
- Children are not moving enough, and it may be why so many can’t sit still in school.
- Here’s a pictorial comparison of food served at several different recently-held obesity conferences. Notice any differences?
- Infants and toddlers are being put on ADHD, anti-anxiety, and antidepressant meds. Would you give your toddler powerful anti-psychotic drugs?
- My site was spotted in the Health category of Must Read Blogs for 2015.
- Get creative with your winter salad – add turnips, squash and pomegranate seeds to mix it up.
- If you liked “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, you’ll probably like this.
- Do chefs dread the no-gluten/no-dairy/no-nuts orders these days? Nope!
- You gain similar benefits from interval walking as you do from high intensity interval training.
- Most vitamins are synthetic additions to food products that may not be good for us to start with.
- Want to sleep better? Avoid bright light in the evening and expose yourself to sunlight in the morning.
For the Foodies
- Real Food Forager: Chicken Liver Pate
- Calizona: Kale Fennel Salad with Lemon Basil Pesto Vinaigrette
- Against All Grain: Pressure Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
- Naked Cuisine: Paleo Salmon and Scallop Chowder
- The Clothes Make The Girl: Paleo Cincinnati Chili
- Real Food With Dana: Turmeric & Spice Chicken Drumsticks
- Enjoying This Journey: Kofte Bison Kebabs
- Nom Nom Paleo: Pressure Cooker Kalua Pig
- The Domestic Man: Mole Verde Roasted Chicken
- Elana’s Pantry: Sunbutter Brownies
- Beyond The Bite: Blueberry Struesel Coffee Cake Muffins
- Perchance To Cook: Red Velvet Drop Cookies