America Goes Nuts About Sugar

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America has gone nuts about sugar following this week's episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The episode considers America's sugar consumption and the use of added sugar in its food products. Watch the video or read the summary below to get the gist of what was said. Video Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MepXBJjsNxs Episode Summary Sugar Consumption John Olive first told us just how much sugar Americans consume. This Halloween Americans will spend $2.2 billion on candy. The average American consumes twenty-two teaspoons of sugar a day, which is three times the amount we need. Humans are genetically … [Read more...]

Good Morning America Explores The Paleo Lifestyle

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A recent episode on The Morning Stir on Good Morning America thrust paleo back into the limelight. But this time it wasn't about the paleo diet. It was about the paleo lifestyle. What Is The Paleo Lifestyle? While the paleo diet involves eating the way that cavemen ate, the paleo lifestyle means living the way that caveman lived. That means moving, sleeping, and exercising as our ancestors did before the invention of computers, shoes, and treadmills. This episode of The Morning Star follows the couple behind eatingEVOLVED, a primal dark chocolate company whose chocolate is to die for. The couple live a paleo lifestyle, … [Read more...]

Celebrity Chef Pete Evans Causes Paleo Uproar

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Celebrity chef, Pete Evans, - a judge on the reality cooking program My Kitchen Rules - has thrust the paleo diet back into the limelight after speaking out in favor of it on his Facebook page. Responding to a comment left by a dietician, Evans wrote a 2,100 word rant about the relationship between nutrition and health. Evans argued that the modern Australian diet is the reason that autism is on the rise in Australia, and suggested that the paleo diet could help to reduce this trend.  The chef, who recently became a health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, also criticized the Heart Foudation and the … [Read more...]

Is This The Worst Paleo Article Ever?

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This week, Playboy published an article called Screw The Paleo Diet: Here's To Evolved Eating. The article has caused uproar in the paleo community and has been dubbed "The worst article I've ever read on paleo" by the paleo Reddit community.  The article starts out by explaining that the paleo diet often appeals to men because it's apparently more socially acceptable to boast about ripping meat off a bone than it is to suggest that you count calories. While the article alludes to a valid concern - that it's less socially acceptable for men to be concerned with health and weight loss than it is for women -, the article … [Read more...]

Jack Osbourne Eats Paleo To Battle His Multiple Sclerosis

Jack Osbourne, the son of Sharon Osbourne, has told the Dr Oz Show that he follows a strict paleo diet to reduce the effects of his multiple sclerosis. Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012 when he went to see a doctor after noticing that his eye sight was worsening. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic illness, which causes the body to attack the myelin sheaths, which protect nerves. Those with multiple sclerosis therefore suffer from numbness, tingling, and sight loss.  Jack turned to the paleo diet in an attempt to stop his body from deteriorating.  Diet is a big thing. I am a firm believer in you are what … [Read more...]

Paleo.io iPad Giveaway Winner

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Last week we launched Paleo.io, the paleo app that asks "is ___ paleo?". We've had loads of great feedback plus lots of questions about whether or not we'll be releasing Android and iPad versions. We can confirm that we are working really hard and that those of you who don't have iPhones will soon be able to use Paleo.io too. And The Winner Is... To celebrate the launch of Paleo.io, we ran an iPad giveaway. Lots of you entered but there could only be one winner. That is winner is... Danielle Boggs from the USA Congratulations to Danielle. We will be in touch shortly, so that we can arrange to get your new iPad to you! For … [Read more...]

Is It Paleo? Paleo.io Has Your Answer

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Ever wondered "is it paleo?" Well, if you read to the end of the post, you'll not only find out how to always have the answer to that question in your back pocket, but you'll also find out how you can win an iPad (yes, an iPad!). Is ___ Paleo? It's a question we get thousands of times a month and one we wanted people to never have to ask again. So we created the perfect app that puts the answers to all of your "is it paleo?" questions in your back pocket. Introducing Paleo.io Paleo.io is The Ultimate Paleo Diet Food List which answers the frequently asked question, "IS IT PALEO?" Containing information on over 3,000 foods, Paleo.io … [Read more...]

TIME Declares The War on Fat Over

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Recently the mainstream media have published a flurry of articles which would seem to suggest that the mainstream media is finally starting to pay attention to the health epidemic that's taking hold of the U.S. and the rest of the world. The most recent example is a TIME cover story about The War on Fat and how it's failed miserably, made us even sicker, and traded heart disease for diabetes. It's the most scathing report of SAD (the Standard American Diet) that we've seen in the mainstream media of late. While the article doesn't explicitly mention the paleo diet, its arguments are pretty in line with everything we talk about here … [Read more...]

Dr. Oz Is Grilled By Congress, Admits He Pushes Bogus Supplements, And No One Is Surprised

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"Bust your body fat" "#1 miracle to burn fat" "The #1 fat-fighting pill" If you've ever paid attention to the Dr. Oz show (we hope for your sake that you haven't), you've probably seen these phrases thrown around like the word "hello." You might have purchased his stuff, laughed at it, been intrigued, or just been skeptical about it. And if you're skeptical about him constantly finding "miracle cures" at 4pm on a Wednesday, your suspicions are well-founded. Dr. Oz's karma is catching up with him. After 800+ shows touting the benefits of pseudo-supplements with little to no scientific backing, Congress has called Dr. Oz in … [Read more...]

5 Lessons I Learned At Paleo f(x) 2014

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I spent last weekend at Paleo f(x) - the largest gathering of paleo(sos) anywhere in the world - in one of my favorite cities in the world - Austin, Texas. Paleo f(x) was a 3-day blur of some of the brightest minds in paleo, sharing brand new paleo research, training, recipes, and products throughout the conference space. Here Are 5 Things I Learned at Paleo f(x) in 2014 1) Paleo Is Growing I was at Paleo f(x) in 2012 (the very first one!) and it was just starting to grow. The panels were small and the "expo" consisted of about seven or eight booths. There weren't that many people either. Either Robb or Mark quipped that all of the … [Read more...]