So today was a very odd, but also successful, Paleo day. I say odd, because I seriously felt STUFFED after every meal. I say successful, because not only did I stick to the plan, but when I entered all the data in my nutrition calculation software, the total calories came in at well under 1800, [...]
Is the Paleo diet healthy? – CNN.com. A strangely appropriate Q&A from an obese patient to a nutrition “specialist”. The doctor contributes absolutely nothing to the conversation, but the commentary at the bottom of the article is very interesting. This just highlights the kind of outdated “information” that physicians are learning in med school.
If anyone is curious as to why I do all my cooking with coconut oil, and why I add it to my coffee in the morning, I suggest you read this article. Coconut oil has a ton of health benefits like boosting metabolism, killing infectious agents like viruses and parasites, aiding weight loss, and protecting [...]
As I said, I’ll be posting every day’s meals as a way to show you not only my compliance, but also ideas on how to cook Paleo foods. I think the biggest challenge will be packing lunches, but I’ll deal with issues as they arise so you can see the different ways you can fit [...]
Now, if only they would cut out the bread and potatoes and add more vegetables (with butter!) to the second meal. Not only would it be healthier but probably just as cheap, if not cheaper! Comparison Shopping – NYTimes.com.
My 30-day Paleo challenge officially starts tomorrow, so I think I need to set up the rules for the challenge so everyone knows what I’m working with. Here is the list of the 10 rules I will be generally following for the month of October:
“Forks Over Knives”: Is the Science Legit? A Review and Critique « Raw Food SOS: Troubleshooting on the Raw Food Diet
This chick does an AMAZING job of critiquing the “science” behind plant based diets like the ones promoted in the film “Forks Over Knives”. I can’t believe how thorough she is! Great job. “Forks Over Knives”: Is the Science Legit? A Review and Critique « Raw Food SOS: Troubleshooting on the Raw Food Diet.
Digesting the New USDA Dietary Guidelines : Experience Life Magazine. Interesting article that features a few big names in alternative nutrition. It’s not a perfect analysis (still emphasizes eating grains and plant-based diets), but its a nice review of the many problems with the Dietary Guidelines. It’s hard to learn about this stuff in school [...]
Well, I’ve finally got a blog! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Laura. I am extremely passionate about health, nutrition, and fitness, and I love educating people about alternative lifestyles that can improve their health and wellbeing. I’ve read a lot about “paleo” diets and ancestral health, and am more [...]
I’m currently a graduate student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, pursuing a Masters in Public Health Nutrition (MPH-RD). I'll be writing about essential components of ideal nutrition, nutrient dense foods and how to prepare them, product reviews, recipes, and current events in the world of Ancestral Health.