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Resisting Resistant Starch

“Resistant starch” has become fashionable! Two blog posts from the popular Mark’s Daily Apple were recently devoted to it, and bloggers Richard Nikoley, “Tatertot” Tim, and Dr. BG are reportedly writing a book about it. It seems resistant starch is on everyone’s lips! But I have to say I just don’t get it. Not at [...]

Has Cancer Been Completely Misunderstood?

In his thought-provoking essay Has Cancer Been Completely Misunderstood?, Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo, discusses cancer as “an ancient survival program unmasked.” According to Arizona State University scientist Paul Davies, who, together with Australian National University scientist Charles Lineweaver has proposed “a brilliant new theory” about the very nature of this physiologic process, Cancer is not [...]

Thoughts on Parkinson’s Disease

If you or anyone you know has Parkinson’s disease, you might be interested in this report by Peter Dobromylskyj (author of the blog Hyperlipid) on the benefits of a ketogenic paleo diet for this condition. Parkinson’s is characterized by lowered levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, a scenario caused by the deaths of certain brain cells [...]

Vitamin A vs. β-CAROTENE

I’d like to dispel the notion that vitamin A exists in plants. It does not! Carrots and some other “colorful vegetables” contain carotenoid precursors to vitamin A, but — unlike animal foods — they do not contain not vitamin A itself. This is important to recognize because many people have trouble converting the carotenoid β-carotene [...]

Bone Broth: Its Virtues and How to Make It

In addition to being a mineral-rich, nutrient-dense food, bone broth, thanks to its gelatin content, is famously healing to the gut, which houses some 80% of our immune system. Connective tissue is the structural stuff and substance of our gut wall, and gelatin contains three amino acids–glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline–that synthesize connective tissue and shore [...]

Anemia: What’s Really Going On and Why We Should Think Twice About Iron Supplements

Let’s talk about anemia, iron, and iron supplements. There’s a lot more to this issue than meets the eye. I know a lot of doctors automatically prescribe iron for anemia, but the situation is much more complex than that, and there are indeed cases where supplemental iron can even make matters worse. Indeed, one of [...]

Heart Stew

Here’s Heart Stew, my cheap CoQ10 supplement! — lol I must say I felt very paleo this Valentine’s Day! :o) As an organ meat, heart is full of coenzyme Q10, which we need for cardiac function and energy (ATP) production. CoQ10 is also a potent antioxidant. Because heart is a muscle, it’s mild flavored, like [...]

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