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...]

Ultimate Paleo Guide Will Be at PaleoFX 2014

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PaleoFX is the biggest gathering of paleo supporters in the world, taking place in Austin from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th April this year. Naturally, the Ultimate Paleo Guide will be making an appearance. PaleoFX is a conference for anyone who follows the paleo diet, from complete newbies to seasoned experts. It features presentations, mastermind panels, cooking demonstrations, workshops, and networking opportunities hosted by expert scientists, coaches, authors, and bloggers, including Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser, and Mark Sisson. We’re looking forward to meeting those of you who will be attending, so if you'll be there, keep an eye out … [Read more...]

Sugar Is Toxic

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The NYT Opinion recently ran a piece on a PLoS One study that links increased sugar availability to increased rates of obesity and diabetes. One  of our favorite things about paleo is the natural decrease in sugar consumption that it brings to most diets, simply because it means eating real foods. The study corroborates this approach. The key point in the article is this: “Each 150 kilocalories/person/day increase in total calorie availability related to a 0.1 percent rise in diabetes prevalence (not significant), whereas a 150 kilocalories/person/day rise in sugar availability (one 12-ounce can of soft drink) was associated with a 1.1 … [Read more...]

Stalking The Paleo Diet In Dallas

The Dallas News recently ran a piece on the paleo diet and what it is. While nothing breathtaking, they trot out several of the familiar critiques of paleo: “'If we look at our ancestors, they didn’t live very long.' And a recent article in Scientific American largely debunks the premise for the diet and whether it's truly paleo." Still, they give several great testimonials of strict and super strict paleo dieters who stress results, showing once again that it always comes back to personal experimentation and experience: “It works very well for people with autoimmune disorders … It’s amazing to see the improvement in health.” “If you … [Read more...]