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AHS Recap: Richard Nikoley

I stuffed my head full of ideas at the Ancestral Health Symposium. Here’s my recap of some of the things I learned in the presentation “Self-Experimentation: The Best Science?” given by Richard Nikoley, the smarty-pants behind FreeTheAnimal.com. For a very comprehensive round-up of other bloggers’ impressions of the conference, visit Richard’s monster post with lots of links... read more

AHS Recap: Nora Gedgaudas

I stuffed my head full of ideas at the Ancestral Health Symposium. Here’s my recap of some of the things I learned in the presentation “Diet and Mental Health” given by Nora Gedgaudas, a Certified Nutritional Therapist and author of the book Primal Body, Primal Mind. (For a very comprehensive round-up of other bloggers’ impressions of the conference, visit FreeTheAnimal.com.) This... read more

All About Caffeine

Learn all about the caffeine in coffee and enjoy some cute graphics along the way! (I like the educational aspects of the video, but no matter how much the charming narrator wants to convince me of caffeine’s “positive” attributes, I’m remaining caffeine... read more

Is The Tide Turning?

Just saw this (somewhat old) article in the LA Times… Straight talk on the poison of carbohydrates. Maybe the message that fat is our friend and processed, grain-based carbs are not will eventually be understood by most people. Fingers crossed! Tasty quotes abound: “Fat is not the problem,” says Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public... read more

NRNM: Think For Yourself

In fierce opposition to the ADA’s National Nutrition Month, I’m doing my own advocacy with National REAL Nutrition Month. Throughout March, I’ll post ideas and tips for something you can do to improve your own health habits, along with stuff you can do to painlessly share what you know with the people you love. (All the posts thus far are right here, or click the “National REAL... read more

March is National Nutrition Month

This month, the American Dietetic Association is throwing a party. They’re calling it National Nutrition Month® 2011, and the goal is two-part: 1.  To focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 2. To  promote the ADA and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of... read more

Fish Fit For a Prince(ss)

I love protein! Boneless, skinless chicken thighs; pork from happy pigs; grassfed beef and lamb; duck and turkey. I very much enjoy my location at the top of the food chain, and I respect the aforementioned creatures for making me strong and healthy. After reading The Paleo Solution and the Whole30 guidelines, I realized I should be eating more fish, so I’ve rediscovered sardines. I’m pretty... read more

I Want You To Read This

Justine Stoneman is justifiably angry and indignant over at the Huffington Post today. In his piece “America: A Big, Fat, Stupid Nation,” he shines the spotlight on the big corporate dollars behind our mistaken beliefs about nutrition. Some juicy quotes: Latest figures confirm the ridiculous: three out of four of you will be ‘overweight or obese’ by 2020. To gauge perspective: there... read more

50% Fat

I shared this link on Twitter this morning, but the video is so good, I want to make sure you see it. My favorite part? “Fifty percent of our calories should come from fat.” HOW DELICIOUS IS THAT?! I love that the way to reduce MY body fat is to consume more (high quality) fat. Don’t you? Thanks to Food Renegade for sharing this video on her blog. And if you haven’t subscribed or... read more

I’m Going to Eat Pizza

A few weeks ago, in the spirit of exploring new possibilities now that my ‘normal’ life has imploded in spectacular fashion, I went to a backyard BBQ at the home of a friend-of-a-friend. It was mostly an excuse to comb my hair and put on lipstick. I expected good food and conversation – what I got was even better. I got an invitation to a Pizza Night hosted by Christian Bowers, the foodie... read more

Dino-Chow Happy Meals

BlakeThis is Blake. She is fun and funny and smart and altogether badass. (Read her ‘You Really Gotta Meet’ profile.) The DilemmaLast night, Blake and I wanted to see The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, with a start time of 8:00 p.m. But Blake worked until after 7:00 which didn’t leave us much time to eat healthy food before the flick – and popcorn and movie hot dogs were not a viable... read more

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