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Paleo f(x) Recap with Me, Emily Maguire & Erynn Kay on the LLVLC Podcast

Do you want to listen to me and three other participants discuss the highs and lows of the recent Paleo f(x) conference? Check out the latest episode of the LLVLC podcast:

The LLVLC Show (Episode 957): 2015 PaleoFX Recap With Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Emily Maguire, & Erynn Kay

What did we end up discussing? Take a deep breath and then read what may be the longest sentence in the history of mankind: Continue Reading →

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The Acid-Alkaline Myth

If you eat meat, will your blood become acidic, leading to osteoporosis and cancer? This is what some people still believe.

However, as humans have been eating meat since about forever, it would be pretty weird if our bodies couldn’t handle it without breaking down!

The big Paleo star Chris Kresser gave a talk on the science behind the Acid-Alkaline theories at the recent Paleo f(x) conference. I did a brief video interview with him about it and you can see all of it above.

10 interviews from Paleo f(x)If you want to watch all the ten on-site interviews we did – with people like Mark Sisson – you can check them out right away at the membership site (free trial one month).

10 interviews from Paleo f(x)

In addition to these we did two longer and higher-quality sit-down interviews at the conference. These are coming up as soon as they are edited – there is a lot more work involved with them.

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American Low-Carb President Coming Up?

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Nobody knows who’ll win the American presidential election in November 2016. But the chances are excellent for a low-carb President.

Both front-runners, the Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton, are said to be on low-carb diets to get fit for the election.

Bush is losing weight just fine, but why is he hungry? The most likely cause is he’s not eating enough fat to feel satisfied, on his low-carb Paleo diet plan.

Going LCHF could help with that and make the diet more sustainable for life. If Jeb Bush wants to speed up the weight loss I’d recommend adding some intermittent fasting, instead of suffering the relentless hunger associated with a low-fat version of low-carb.

Weight loss without hunger is great for maintaining your self discipline and willpower for other important projects. The last thing the world needs is a hungry and grumpy President of the United States.

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Smart people everywhere are choosing low-carb diets to shape up:

The Pope and the Prime Minister Go Low Carb

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Paleo f(x) 2015 – Short Video Report

Did you miss the world’s biggest Paleo conference last weekend in Austin? Here’s a 7-minute video report from us, complete with on-site interviews with participants, vendors and stars.

More in-depth and higher-quality video interviews are coming up.

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Video From the Paleo f(x) Conference

We’re in Austin, Texas, attending the big Paleo f(x) conference. Here’s a quick video to take you onsite and show what it’s like. Feel free to share.

As soon as possible we’ll upload some brief interviews with speakers and participants. We’re also doing a few really high-quality longer interviews with the most interesting people we can find. These will be online as soon as we finish editing them.

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No Need for Braces Before Agriculture

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Typical lower jaw from a hunter-gatherer, and aborigins from early 1900’s.

Before we invented agriculture our ancestors mostly had perfectly aligned teeth, without dental crowding or the need for braces. These tooth and jaw problems – which are now extremely common – are rarely or never seen in skeletons from our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

This is yet again showed in a new review of a few hundred European skeletons from the period 26,000 to 4,000 B.C.:

Malocclusion and dental crowding arose 12,000 years ago with earliest farmers

Similar findings have been seen many times before and are of great interest to everyone who has children with growing faces. How do you make them get as well-formed and well-functioning teeth and jaws as possible? Something in our modern environment messes things up – but what?

After discussing this with some experts in the field (for example at the Ancestral Health Symposiums), I’ve three things that seem important for well-formed jaws and teeth. Three things that we’re trying to follow with our children. Continue Reading →

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Bread and Pasta Sales Plummet in More and More Places

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Low-carbohydrate diets are getting more popular in England as well – newspapers report that sales of bread and pasta are plummeting! This is blamed on the idea that this kind of food is fattening (which it is).

Several versions of low-carbohydrate diets are popular in England, including the ketogenic LCHF diet and definitely the paleo diet, free from all sugar and grains.

Mail Online: Fad for low carbohydrate diets sees supermarket bread sales plunge faster than any other product

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Long-Term Study on the Paleo Diet: The Results

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Some good news for the Paleo community – in a new study, the Paleo diet proved superior to the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (outdated low-fat dietary guidelines) in terms of greater improvements in weight, waistline and blood lipids (triglycerides).

The advantages were statistically significant after six months, but as always in diet studies the average differences decreases with time, as many people fall back into old habits. After two years the positive impact on blood lipids was still big enough that it was statistically significant. The low-fat diet, on the other hand, provided no benefits at all.

Now there are long-term studies (two or more years) showing that a low-fat diet is worse in many ways than an LCHF-similar diet, a higher-fat Mediterranean diet and the Paleo diet. Thus, it seems that our official dietary guidelines are worse for our long-term health than just about all sensible dietary recommendations. Continue Reading →

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Did Your Ancestor Look Like This?

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Blue eyes and dark skin. This is what one of your ancestors may have looked like before the adoption of agriculture, 7,000 years ago, based on a new DNA analysis of a well-preserved skeleton. Here’s some more information about him:

He was probably lactose intolerant and had more difficulty digesting starchy foods than the farmers who transformed diets and lifestyles when they took up tools in the first agricultural revolution.

Washington Post: DNA shows ancient hunter had blue eyes, dark skin

For fans of the “Paleo Diet” and other get-back-to-nature notions, the study brings some good news, suggesting that people carry around plenty of genes left over from their primeval forebears.

National Geographic: Blue-Eyed Hunter-Gatherers Roamed Prehistoric Europe, Gene Map Reveals

The news articles are based on this DNA analysis of skeletal remains from a Spanish hunter-gatherer.

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