What’s the difference between the Paleo and Ketogenic diets?

Hey folks! I’ve had a lot of people ask ask for a concise breakdown on what the similarities and differences might be between the Paleo and Keto eating approaches. Not sure if this fits the bill of “concise” but here is a video Nicki and I shot to try to address this topic. Let me know if this helps clarify any confusion you may have had and please do share any question you still have. The only way I can help y’all is to Read more

Could a Gluten-Free Diet Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes?

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The prevalence of diabetes has skyrocketed in recent decades. Consider the following: An estimated 9.4 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes, and 33.9 percent has prediabetes. Together, this adds up to 100 million affected Americans (1). Five million people in the United States are expected to have type 1 diabetes by 2050, including roughly 600,000 children and adolescents (2). Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions and is a Read more

RHR: Can Your Paleo “Template” Include Grains & Legumes?

In this episode we discuss: Should we avoid foods with lectins? Should we avoid foods with phytic acid? Reasons why you should limit or avoid legumes and grains Customize your diet to meet your individual tolerance New book coming soon [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/thehealthyskeptic/RHR_Can_Your_Paleo_Template_Include_Grains__Legumes.mp3" title="RHR: Can Your Paleo Template Include Grains and Legumes?" Read more

Episode 372 – Gretchen Rubin – The Four Tendencies

This episode we have Gretchen Rubin back on the podcast. Gretchen is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. In Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, she provides surprising insights and practical advice drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, and her own observations, about how we can make our lives better Read more

Episode 371 – Dr. James DiNicolantonio – The Salt Fix

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My guest this episode is Dr. James DiNicolantonio. Dr. DiNicolantonio is a respected cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and the associate editor of British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Open Heart. He is the author or coauthor of approximately 200 publications in medical literature. His research has been featured in The New York Times, ABC’s Good Read more

Testimonial: Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Changed My Life!

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Testimonial written by: Yadi V. AIP changed my life!!! I began this diet, or should I say lifestyle, in January 2017. I began the diet because of an autoimmune disease I have called hidradenitis suppurativa. This condition features pea- to marble-sized lumps under the skin that can be painful and tend to enlarge and drain pus. They usually occur where skin rubs together, such as in the armpits, groin, and buttocks. I know some docs still argue Read more

Episode 369 – Christopher Kelly – Using Machine Learning For Health

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This week we have guest Christopher Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive here to talk with us about using machine learning to analyze health, functional medicine, diet, and more. Check it out! Download Episode Here (MP3) Website: http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/ Be sure to take the free assessment questionnaire: Click Here To Take The 7-Minute Assessment Click Here To Take The 7-Minute Assessment Mike T. Nelson talks about metabolic Read more

Episode 364 – Jason Seib – Body Image and Fat Loss for Women

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This episode our guest is my good friend Jason Seib. Jason is the creator of the popular AltShift Diet, the author of The Paleo Coach, co-host of the popular AltShift Podcast, founder and co-owner of AltShift Fitness and Fat Loss, a successful small gym in the Portland, Oregon area. He is an expert on sustainable fat loss and has been helping thousands of people change their perspective and find a healthy, sustainable path to their goals. Listen Read more

RHR: Could Gluten-Free Diets Be Harmful?

In this episode, we discuss: Correlation does not equal causation The problem with confounding factors Rice flour lacks fermentable fiber Fiber intake on Paleo-type diets How the media is guilty of oversimplification Why rice flour can also lead to higher arsenic levels Reducing intake of refined flours of any kind is key [smart_track_player Read more

Episode 102: Incorporating Gray Area Foods Into A Paleo Diet With Russ Crandall

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Thanks for joining us for episode 102 of The Ancestral RDs podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you’d like us to answer it on the show. Today we are thrilled to be interviewing Russ Crandall! Russ Crandall is the talented home chef behind The Domestic Man, a leading food blog in the Paleo, gluten free, and whole foods community. He’s The Read more

Episode 363 – Nora Gedgaudas – Primal Fat Burner

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Our guest this episode is my friend Nora Gedgaudas. She is the international bestselling author of Primal Body – Primal Mind and the newly released Primal Fat Burner. Download Episode Here (MP3) Websites: Primal Fat Burner Primal Restoration courses Primal Body – Primal Mind Book: Primal Fat Burner 30 Day Guide to the Paleo Diet Want some extra help? Have you been trying Paleo for a while but have questions or aren’t sure what Read more

How a Paleo Diet Can Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is widespread, affecting 34 percent of all U.S. adults and half of those over 60. (1) Instead of a distinct disease, metabolic syndrome is a cluster of symptoms. One is diagnosed if at least three of the following five markers are present: (2) large waist circumference high blood pressure elevated fasting glucose elevated triglycerides low HDL (“good”) cholesterol Metabolic syndrome is a red flag, warning you that Read more

The Bountiful Benefits of Bone Broth: a Comprehensive Guide

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The Weston A. Price Foundation and advocates of the Paleo and Primal lifestyles favor bone broth for its wide array of nutrients that are difficult to find in any other food source. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has made bone and meat stock the foundation of the GAPS protocol because of its ability to heal and seal the gut lining and reduce overgrowth of harmful microbes. Chicken broth has also been suggested to reduce the migration of immune Read more

Carbohydrates: Why quality trumps quantity

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The media and scientific community are constantly changing their minds as to what macronutrient (protein, carbs, or fat) is making us fat. “If it fits your macros” is a common mantra among individuals in the weightlifting and bodybuilding community. Meanwhile, weight loss “experts” point to the total “calories in, calories out” as the answer to health. On the carbohydrate spectrum, you have people who eat plenty of carbs (but avoid fat at all Read more

RHR: Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables—and How To Do It, with Dr. Tom Cowan

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In this episode, we cover: 04:33 Why focus on vegetables? 08:18 How did our ancestors incorporate plants into their diets? 12:58 The biggest difference between traditional and modern diets 20:44 The challenges of adding wild plants to your diet 24:42 How the idea for vegetable powders was born 28:00 Ideas for using vegetable powders 37:38 Where can we learn more? [smart_track_player Read more

Osteoarthritis: Diabetes of the Joint?

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Written by: Carolyn Dolan Could osteoarthritis be called the diabetes of the joint? Osteoarthritis: Degenerative Joint Disease Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common diagnosis that can affect any joint, but most often in the knees, hips, spine, and small joint of the hand.  Hallmark symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain and stiffness of the joint.  It is considered a degenerative disorder that results from the breakdown of the cartilage that Read more

Eat Meat, Just Source It Sustainably

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In the first article, Diana covers water, carbon, and methane, the three most common environmental arguments for avoiding meat consumption. She explains that in grass-finished beef, almost all of the water footprint is “green water,” which is primarily rainfall, and that the total water requirements to produce a pound of grass-fed beef are actually much lower than crops like rice and sugar. In regards to carbon and methane, emission estimates do Read more

RHR: How to Stay Fit—And Healthy—with Mark Sisson

In this episode we cover: 3:40 Mark's early years as an endurance athlete 9:24 Mark's progression to a primal diet 13:20 How burning fat is the key to endurance 19:00 Why you should shift your exercise patterns 26:20 How weight training contributes to endurance 30:30 Maximizing high-intensity interval training 32: 41 Mark's new Paleo food offerings Links we discuss [easyazon_link identifier="1939563089" locale="US" tag="chrikres-20"]Primal Read more

Sustainability Part 4 – Harvesting Criminals?

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Written by: Mike Ritter If you haven’t seen Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 check them out now. Harvesting Criminals? Tyrone Hayes, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, hasn’t spoken personally to his former employer Syngenta, a major herbicide producer in the U.S. Agriculture scene. Years before this interview, Syngenta contracted Hayes to conduct studies which would support the safety and Read more

The Biggest Paleo Event on the Planet – Paleo f(x) 2016

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Do you remember that moment when Paleo first “clicked” for you? Or maybe when you first discovered the work of Weston A. Price, or heard the term “ancestral health” or “evolutionary mismatch”? Those moments when our perspective suddenly shifts and opens up to a whole new world are exciting—and all too rare. If you’re anything like me, you dive right in and learn all you can. But what happens after that initial excitement dies down and your Read more