Two New Studies Show the Many Potential Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of the Paleo Diet

The increased abdominal fat that many women develop after menopause due to hormonal changes and the skin disorder psoriasis are divergent health concerns that would seem to have little in common. But two recently published studies found a common ground – chronic inflammation. More importantly, the anti-inflammatory properties of the Paleo Diet were found to improve both [1, 2]. After menopause, women have a tendency to “redistribute” fat around Read more

Podcast Episode #313: Gretchen Rubin – The Four Tendencies

Topics Introducing our guest, Gretchen Rubin [1:30] Something new that I'm into: Gretchen Rubin [3:17] The Four Tendencies [4:42] Unexpected impacts [8:01] Letting go of negative connotations [13:41] Finding your accountability [18:13] Tendency type changes [22:46] Obliger rebellion [25:25] Upholder tendency [35:12] Upholder tightening [37:58] Questioner and planning [41:27] Explaining healthy eating to a Questioner [45:33] Helping a Rebel Read more

Podcast Episode #312: Homestead Life vs. Urban Life, and How You Can Build Your Village in Both

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [1:51] Groundhog Day [3:28] Listener comment: Community in the country [8:38] Diane's takeaway [16:45] Diane and Liz's friendship [25:10] Kitchen tips [36:58] Closing thoughts [40:43] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available in iTunes, Spotify & Stitcher.  Show sponsors: ; ; ; ; You’re listening ... Read More The post Podcast Episode Read more

Bill Nye – The Science Guy?

As a fellow Cornellian, I’ve had a long-standing admiration for Bill Nye The Science Guy. Alright, I admit that I was a fan-boy. I was pretty excited when Nye returned to Cornell during my time there, to take a guest professor post. Here was a scientist who was charismatic, made science exciting for the masses, and had the “science chops” to teach at the Cornell science department. So, I was all too disappointed when I watched Bill Nye take on Read more

Podcast Episode #311: Blood Sugar & Pre-Diabetes

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [1:41] What we're digging lately [3:27] Pre-diabetes and blood sugar [7:56] Blood sugar and hormones [10:20] Foundational points [15:09] Proper testing technique [20:34] How to handle it [26:35] Movement snacks [29:23] Closing thoughts [33:05] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available in iTunes, Spotify & ... Read More The post Podcast Episode Read more

Podcast Episode #310: Pregnancy & Fitness, Nutrition, Chiropractic, & Mindset with Dr. Lindsay Matthews of BIRTHFIT

Topics Introducing our guest, Dr. Lindsay Matthews of BIRTHFIT [1:40] BIRTHFIT Regional Directors [21:15] The Four Pillars [29:07] Choosing a chiropractor [42:36] Staying aligned without a chiropractor [50:28] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available in iTunes, Spotify & Stitcher.  Show sponsors: ; ; ; ; You’re listening to the Balanced Bites podcast ... Read More The post Podcast Read more

Podcast Episode #309: Keto & Carbs, Fasting, Autoimmunity, & Chinese Medicine with Amanda Torres

Topics Introducing our guest, Amanda from The Curious Coconut {2:01] Stress and lifestyle [15:18] Low-carb/ketogenic approach [18:37] Chinese medicine therapies [25:46] Intermittent fasting [34:08] Choosing a Chinese medicine doctor [40:39] Latin American Paleo Cooking book [48:55] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com Order Amanda's new book, Latin American Paleo Cooking – http://amzn.to/2x4fZlL The episodes are Read more

Podcast Episode #308: Anticipated Stress

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:23] What we ate so far today [7:08] Planning and preparing for stress [14:00] Know yourself [23:09] Self-love tips [31:54] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available in iTunes, Spotify & Stitcher.  Show sponsors: ; ; ; ; You’re listening to the Balanced Bites podcast ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #308: Anticipated Stress Read more

Podcast Episode #307: Nom Nom Paleo – Ready or Not! with Michelle Tam

Topics News and updates from Diane [1:36] Introducing our guest, Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo [3:33] Something I'm into: Fitness tracking [6:13] All about the Instant Pot [11:06] Meal planning [20:33] Ready or Not! [23:09] Inspiration for recipes [27:49] Recipe flops [30:32] Most difficult cuisine to cook [32:39] Fitness regime [36:48] Book recommendations [38:30] Creative talents [40:23] Wardrobe and ... Read More The post Podcast Episode Read more

Podcast Episode #306: Biohacking and Your Personal Genetics

Topics Introducing our guests, Joe Cohen and Nattha Wannissorn [2:32] About Joe and Nattha [5:57] Genetics and SNPs [12:05] Our genes are not our destiny [17:30] MTHFR gene and methylation [26:43] The cannabinoid system [36:31] Genetic testing for biohacking [42:58] About the websites; SelfHacked and SelfDecode [50:10] Personal favorite biohack tips [1:02:58] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to ... Read More The post Podcast Episode Read more

Podcast Episode #305: How to Get Out of a Paleo Rut

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:01] Last night's dinner [7:47] Shout out Robb Wolf: What the Health Rebuttal [9:48] Stuck in a paleo rut [11:01] Rules of thumb [17:06] Eating and metabolism effects [22:07] Stress and its effect on the metabolism [27:05] What you missed on Instagram [30:12] Episode takeaways [33:25] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #305: How to Get Out of a Paleo Rut appeared Read more

Podcast Episode #304: Breast Health with Dr. Elizabeth Boham

Topics Introducing out guest, Dr. Elizabeth Boham [2:01] Functional medicine and the terrain of the body [8:35] Antibiotic use and cancer [12:39] Mind-body strategies [17:51] Incorporating in the healing journey [24:20] Exposure to environmental estrogens [29:40] Perception of control over stress versus stress [36:03] What would you do, a Liz question [41:21] Medicinal mushrooms [46:15] ; Subscribe to Real Food ... Read More The post Podcast Read more

Podcast Episode #303: All about Sleep (+ Healthy Apps)

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:11] Shout out: Lori Newlon, The Bariatric Dish [7:11] Sleep and circadian rhythm [9:27] Blue lights and blue-light blockers [16:05] You can't hack nature [22:17] Apps for optimizing sleep [25:12] #Paleointhenews: The coconut oil debacle [31:42] ; Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available in iTunes, ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #303: All Read more

Podcast Episode #302: Self-Love & Adrenals, Stress & Alcohol, Hormones & Birth Control with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Topics Perimenopause and menopause [2:12] Gratefulness mindset [8:37] Alcohol and estrogen [14:11] Healing and alcohol [21:46] Working out while under stress [29:16] Testosterone levels in women [38:06] What happens when you're on the pill [43:43] Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available in iTunes, Spotify & Stitcher.  Show sponsors: ; ; ; ; You’re ... Read More The post Podcast Read more

Podcast Episode #301! The Evolution of Our Thinking (and Our Podcast)

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:41] Listener feedback and comments [7:19] 5 years ago, where did you see yourself in 5 years [9:22] Favorite hobby not related to work [13:14] Secret talent unrelated to business [16:35] How have you changed from the first episode to now [23:06] Finding balance in your eating lifestyle [27:20] Diane's travel tip ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #301! The Evolution of Our Thinking (and Our Read more

Podcast Episode #300! Ask Us Anything

Topics Introducing our guest, Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed and Fit [2:46] Ask us anything: Eat one food for the rest of your life [4:53] Favorite Real Housewives [6:03] Least favorite question [6:51] Least favorite question [6:51] Earliest riser [7:40] Best wardrobe [8:19] The most pushups [9:37] Most Mean Girl quotes [9:51] Biggest sweet tooth [10:18] Better dancer [10:30] Biggest ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #300! Ask Us Anything appeared Read more

A Rare, and Never Before Published Book Chapter Concerning Salt and Cancer

When I was in the middle of my academic career during the mid to late 1990’s (I retired from Colorado State University in December 2013,) I had the great pleasure of corresponding with Birger Jansson, Ph.D. at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jansson was a Professor in the Department of Biomathematics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and worked as a biomathematician for the National Large Bowel Cancer Read more

Podcast Episode #299: Female Hormones with Dr. Jolene Brighten

Topics News and updates from Diane [1:24] What our guest is digging lately: yoga app [1:55] Female hormones: When they're out of whack and why [4:24] Contributing factors to hormone fluctuations [12:34] Environmental toxins and liver detox [20:26] Supporting your liver through the natural detoxification [31:09] Postpartum hormone balancing [39:51] Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are ... Read More The Read more

Podcast Episode #298: Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung

Topics News and updates from Diane [1:49] Introducing our guest, Dr. Jason Fung [4:38] The basics on fasting [7:28] Health benefits to fasting [19:06] Intermittent fasting and hormone response [31:43] Benefitting from mini-fasting in combination with keto [46:37] Who should not be fasting [53:41] Hypothyroid and fasting [58:22] How to exercise while fasting [1:03:29] How to tell if we're really hungry ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #298: Read more

Podcast Episode #297: Practical Tips: Keto & Paleo

Topics News and updates from Diane & Liz [1:45] Today's topic: practical tips for changing your diet [9:17] Sugar-burner versus fat-burner [14:53] Transitioning to a real food way of eating [20:57] Getting your mindset right [26:50] Too much too soon [33:23] Slipping back into junky eating [37:05] Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #297: Read more