Blast from the Past
Stress can come from a variety of unexpected sources. We’re all familiar with the types of stress that comes from work, money, family, and illness, but there are many less obvious sources of stress that can wear on us on a daily basis. Modern stressors like social media, digital devices, constant multitasking, and eve excess caffeine can all cause chronic low grade stress that over time can cause significant health problems.
I’ve written about stress many times before, explaining how chronic stress can cause metabolic syndrome, thyroid dysfunction, gut issues, and more. Chronic stress can lead to HPA axis dysregulation and cortisol resistance, which may be the primary factor in the stress-disease connection. The worst part is that these daily low grade stressors actually have a more severe impact on your HPA axis and can lead to worse long term health outcomes than something like job loss or a death in the family. And many of us who focus on healthy diet and exercise are in stress denial.
Managing your stress on a daily basis is incredibly important, and that’s why I’ve made it a key component of my 14Four online program, a 14-day reset for your diet, sleep, exercise, and stress management practices. For those of you who have more severe health issues related to excess stress, such as HPA axis dysregulation or “adrenal fatigue” as it’s commonly called, my staff dietitians have created a program called Paleo Rehab: Adrenal Fatigue that can help you overcome your stress-related health issues using diet, supplement, and lifestyle changes.
These two programs have been expertly designed to help you overcome your stress and recover the energy you used to have before modern life got the best of you.
- New research suggests a link between gluten and symptoms of ALS.
- People who consume low to moderate caffeine may have withdrawal syndrome after ceasing.
- A study links chronic antibiotic use to increased anxiety and cognitive problems in adulthood.
- Insulin resistance, when accurately measured, is a powerful predictor of cardiovascular risk.
- Fasting for weight loss: an effective strategy or latest dieting trend?
- Another study suggests that full fat (not low fat) dairy intake is associated with a lower diabetes risk.
- Research shows that men and women are more likely to make a positive health behavior change if their partner changes at the same time too. Get your loved ones on board with making healthy changes!
Worth a Look
- Check out this great Paleo infographic from Robb Wolf.
- The Real Food Mamas interviewed me about nutrition for fertility, pregnancy and early childhood.
- America has an epidemic of unnecessary, “low value” health care.
- The Onion “reports”: Prescription Label Recommends Just Taking More And More Until Something Kicks In.
- Learn how to connect with local food systems in this film via the Kickstarter project.
- If current disease rates continue, one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050.
- Don’t count vitamin-fortified foods as ‘nutrient-rich.’
- Get a free sample kit from Annmarie Skincare—my favorite line of natural, organic skin care products.
- Angelo Coppola of Latest In Paleo experimented with giving up coffee. Here’s his experience.
- NomNomPaleo has a new podcast. Check it out!
For the Foodies
- Sarah Fragoso: Fabulous Frittata
- Bare Root Girl: Sausage Muffins with Whipped Parsnips
- Meatified: Creamy Pulled Pork Soup
- Enjoying This Journey: Sweet Potato and Mango Salad
- Plaid and Paleo: Roasted Poblano, Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash
- The Healthy Foodie: Lamb and Eggplant Casserole
- Stupid Easy Paleo: Pan-Fried Haddock with Lemon & Capers
- The Domestic Man: Samosa Mashed Potatoes
- Jessi’s Kitchen: Red Cabbage Citrus Salad
- Civilized Caveman Cooking: Waffles Cones with Vanilla Ice Cream