Here is The Roundup, Edition 56, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.
Blast from the Past
Healthy skin doesn’t require pricey moisturizers, but it does help to watch what you put in your gut. Good Magazine recently ran a story on the way your diet affects your skin health, focusing on not only the obvious – like removing junk food and alcohol and drinking enough water – but also getting healthy fats and nutrient-dense foods as well.
I was quoted in their section on the benefits of probiotic foods and supplements for boosting skin health, referring to this article I wrote back in 2012. As many of you know (if you’ve been following my work for any length of time), the gut-brain-skin axis is one I’ve written about frequently, and in my work with patients I often see men and women with problematic skin conditions that are vastly improved once gut health is attended to.
In fact, skin issues like acne, eczema, and psoriasis are often the first signs that something pathological is going on in the gut, even in the absence of digestive symptoms.
For more information about improving your skin health using good nutrition and supporting gut health, check out my eBook on the topic. In this book, you’ll learn how certain nutrients and probiotic strains have been shown to improve skin health from the inside out.
- A new study shows that sleep can help a person overcome memory deficits caused by a concussion.
- Caffeine may help you stay cool in stressful times – but it’s not the best way to manage stress.
- Antibiotic treatment in childhood is associated with higher diabetes risk later in life.
- Higher proportions of people with non-celiac wheat sensitivity have autoimmune disease or anti-nuclear antibodies compared to people with IBS.
- Iron fortification adversely affects gut microbiome, increases pathogen abundance, and induces intestinal inflammation.
- Emerging evidence is suggesting that our gut bugs may actually regulate the physiological process of controlling blood pressure
Worth a Look
- This dad set up a CrossFit-inspired obstacle course on his property so he can keep fit while also spending time with his family.
- Most of the world only consumes four of the 30,000+ edible plants found on Earth. Read more to discover which four.
- It’s important to balance exercise with safety while on vacation.
- Only about 30 medical schools around the country teach culinary medicine.
- Sleep is a great early warning beacon to alert us to the beginnings of Alzheimer’s.
- Practicing meditation and mindfulness can increase the amount of gray matter in your brain.
- If you are training correctly, your fitness and performance will skyrocket faster.
- Misleading ads aimed at kids are a big piece of the obesity puzzle.
- If you must work a night shift, here is a good resource for how to survive it and stay healthy.
- Raised cholesterol level is not a risk factor for stroke – and statins aren’t the cure-all.
- One unexpected use for coconut oil: to stop bug bites from itching. As the weather warms up outdoors this tip will come in handy!
- Be careful what you read about health and nutrition, it may not be as evidence-based as you think!
For the Foodies
- The Iron You: Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca
- The Healthy Foodie: Classic Coleslaw
- The Paleo Mom: Paleo Flour Tortillas
- Plaid and Paleo: Chipotle Tacos with Pickled Onions
- Real Food With Dana: Pan-Fried Plantains with Basil Chimichurri
- Bare Root Girl: Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
- Against All Grain: Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Chopped Almonds, Apricots and Cauliflower “Couscous”
- My Heart Beets: Mattar Paneer (Dairy Free)
- The Domestic Man: Braised Country-Style BBQ Ribs
- Stupid Easy Paleo: BLT Chicken Salad
- PaleOMG: Coconut Lime Jalapeño Marinated Chicken Salad
- Primal Palate: Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- Beyond The Bite: AIP Honey Graham Crackers