Paleo is one of the fastest growing health trends today, and Boulder, Colorado always seems to be on the cutting edge of health and natural food trends. So it’s no surprise to see a Paleo restaurant pop up in that city. Iva Paleckova recognized the great need for a restaurant catering to the growing population of paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and grain free dieters, and Blooming Beets Kitchen was born.
This gives us hope that more of this type of establishment will sprout up in cities everywhere! Read more about Blooming Beets in this review in Paleo Magazine.
If you’ve been lamenting the fact that you can’t enjoy a steaming bowl of oatmeal on a wintry morning, it just might be that it actually has a place in a Paleo diet. According to a recent article in New Scientist, hunter-gatherers ate oats as far back as 32,000 years ago, before farming took root.
According to researchers at the University of Florence, this is the earliest known human consumption of oats. They made the discovery after analyzing starch grains on an ancient stone grinding tool from southern Italy.
Read more here.
There are many benefits to following a paleo diet, but one of the most important may be the beneficial effects it has on the brain. In this post, Dr. Loren Cordain examines the latest research linking a paleo type diet to maximized dopamine levels in the brain.
Cordain is one of the leading experts on Paleolithic diets and is widely considered the founder of the Paleo Movement. Read the full article on his website here.
This recipe popped up today on my computer, and immediately caught my eye. Perhaps because it’s wintery cold outside, which makes me crave all things stewed, braised and simmered. This dish looks absolutely delicious, and I will be making it very soon.
It comes from July Bauer’s popular paleo food blog, PaleOMG — one of my favorite sites for paleo recipes. Bauer is also the author of a new cookbook due to be released in August, Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook.
For the full recipe, click here. Enjoy!
Mark Sisson, creator of the Primal Living Diet, extols the benefits of the primal lifestyle in a Los Angeles Times interview by Rene Lynch.
Sisson, also the founder of the popular health website, Mark’s Daily Apple, explains how the ideal lifestyle goes much further than the paleo diet — encompassing sleep, meditation, exercise, play and relationships.
“‘Eating primally is just one aspect of an overall lifestyle,’ said Sisson, 61. ‘And that lifestyle is about the enjoyment of food and life and relationships and activity. And as much play as possible.'”
The interview takes us through a typical day for Sisson, beginning with his morning coffee and meditation, moving through work interspersed with play, and ending with a good night’s sleep after some quiet time winding down.
Read the full article here.
Elana Amsterdam never lets us down with her yummy recipes, and this is no exception. This recipe for chocolate donuts uses only seven ingredients and is easy to make. It’s awesome to occasionally have a delicious treat that is also paleo!
One of my favorite food bloggers, Elana Amsterdam is the author of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. She gave up grains over a decade ago in 2001 and is known as a pioneer in grain-free cooking and baking, tempting foodies everywhere with her incredibly simple, yet flavorful recipes for dynamic, vibrantly healthy food. Elana shares her tips for wellness along with her mouthwatering recipes on elanaspantry.com.
Get the recipe here.
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a medicinal cure for many centuries, going back to Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. In ancient Greece, around 400 BC, Hippocrates prescribed apple cider vinegar mixed with honey for a variety of ills, including coughs and colds.
Paleo Magazine explores how to choose the right vinegar and some of its health benefits. Apple cider vinegar is not just for salad dressings; it is beneficial in many ways, from digestive aids to skin and hair health.
Read more here.
Simone Miller, author of Zenbelly Cookbook, is not only a fabulous paleo cook, she is purely and simply a fantastic gourmet chef. Her book is my favorite paleo cookbook and it gets used several times a week. I have never made anything from it that hasn’t turned out just delicious.
One of my all-time favorite recipes is her paleo pizza crust, which I make regularly and top with whatever I’m in the mood for — mushrooms, olives, onions, roasted veggies, sausage, pepperoni – you name it! With pizza, it’s all about the crust, and this crust gets it right. My non-paleo husband loves it because it tastes like regular pizza crust.
Click here to see the recipe.
“At one time scientists believed our DNA held the key to preventing and reversing disease. But we now know that our environment — not our genes — is the primary driver of health and longevity,” writes Chris Kresser in a recent post on his blog chriskresser.com.
According to Kresser, we now know that genetics account for only about 10 percent of human disease. Scientists now realize that the primary driver of health and disease is the “exposome” — the full range of environmental exposures including diet, lifestyle choices, and social interactions.
The good news is that this new recognition carries a strong message of personal empowerment and responsibility. By focusing on diet, physical activity, sleep and stress management, individuals can literally transform their health and lives.
Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. He is the creator of ChrisKresser.com, one of the top 25 natural health sites in the world, and the author of the New York Times best seller, Your Personal Paleo Code.
Read more here.
Citing a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Jeremy Hendon suggests that when we eliminate potatoes from a paleo diet we may be “throwing the baby out with the bathwater,” so to speak. The study in question found that insulin sensitivity improved in people who were given resistent starch (commonly found in foods like potatoes).
It may be too early to draw any big conclusions from this study, but Hendon definitely suggests potatoes deserve reconsideration!
Read more here.
Hendon’s article appears in Paleo Living Magazine. Together with his wife, Louise, he owns Paleo Living Magazine and Healthy Recipes Magazine.