Wednesday, October 31, 2012
This is truly a must read piece! Unfortunately, it goes to show how "science" can be used with bias to prove just about any point. We must all exercise due diligence and use critical thinking when confronted with any news or information. Who paid for the study? Who do the researchers get grant money from? What type of study is it and how well designed is it? These are all questions we need to ask when evaluating new information.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
From their website:
"In 2008, fitness professional Sean Marszalek and food science expert Devenee Schumacher looked around at the growing number of protein supplement products, and didn’t like what they saw. Too many artificial ingredients, artificial sweeteners, inferior protein concentrates, and very few options for people with certain dietary restrictions such as diabetes."
They have developed some of the most Paleo friendly workout supplements that I have seen! The above product has zero sugar, zero carbs and zero fat! Includes high quality 100% Whey Protein Isolate and sweetened with the natural non-caloric sweetener Stevia!
They also have meal replacement bars, antioxidant drinks and fill and go shakes.
I am looking forward to trying their products and writing a full review in the future!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
"It's not just the absolute amount of omega-3s that you take in, but also the amount relative to your levels of omega-6 fatty acids. The risk for depression may increase with a high ratio of omega-6 fatty acids -- found in corn, safflower, and soybean oil, and common in processed foods -- to omega-3s. "
Of course, those of us in the Paleo/Primal movement already knew that!
The take-home point is probably that exercise in general will help prevent or, at least, delay the onset of metabolic syndrome. More study is needed comparing the two against each other to see which is more beneficial.
In my humble opinion, I suspect that resistance training is superior. While the body's metabolic engine is superior during aerobic exercise, it fairly quickly falls off to its baseline, while resistance training generally will lead to increased metabolic efficiency throughout the day!
This is proposed by the Ontario Medical Assocation. Good for them! As stated atWeighty Matters, "A glass of grape juice contains nearly double the calories and sugar as Coca-Cola!"
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The body's utilization of lipids has clearly changed!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Next came Chris' pan seared ground chicken patty in a lettuce cup with a light sauce of lime, fish and oyster sauce and diced jalapeno. Really good!
Next came this dish that I prepared. Started with 4-5 lbs of butternut squash, which was skinned, seeds and pulp removed and then cut into 3/4" cubes. This were placed into boiling water, which was then turned down to simmer for 45 minutes. The cubes were then drained and placed into mixing bowl, salt and pepper to taste were added with 2 tbsp of butter. Then using a potato masher it was all mixed and mashed. One half of mixture was placed into bottom of 11 X 7 dish. Then a layer of pesto was added (about 1/3 a cup). I used Ina Garten's recipe. (I did not use pine nuts because of my wife's food allergy and greatly reduced the quantities in this recipe). Then 1/4 cup of grated parmesan was evenly spread on top of pesto. The rest of the butternut squash was added next and then finally another 1/4 cup of parmesan. This was then baked at 350 for 40 minutes. Cannot begin to describe how hearty this tasted!
Finally, my wonderful wive's gluten free brownie topped with a raspberry-goat cheese coulis and fresh raspberries with Danielle's chocolate-banana mousse! Along with some good Pinot Noir this was an amazing meal served with great friends!
Monday, October 8, 2012
At my medical conference, currently listening to a Harvard endocrinologist. 90 percent of what she has said is wrong! Calorie equals a calorie.....No! Avoid saturated fat ...... No! There is one word, and I'm serious, that she has not mentioned......... Sugar! How can you have a talk about obesity and not even mention sugar. Mind blowing! Simply mind blowing! Sad day for medicine.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Will be attending a medical conference on Updates in Men and Women's Health. Look forward to writing some posts about living the Paleo lifestyle at Disney!
Friday, October 5, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Bell Pepper Soup with Goat Cheese
2 tbsp EVOO
8 baby carrots, sliced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 tsp garlic
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
2 red bell peppers
2 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp thyme
1/8 cup goat cheese
Full fat sour cream
Saute carrots, onion, and garlic in 2 tbsp of EVOO in pot.Separate and remove seeds and pith from bell peppers. Roast and remove skins (Best done by placing in zip lock bag immediately after roasting until skins loosen). Add to pot with chicken broth. Use immersion blender to combine. Add salt, pepper, thyme and goat cheese. Use immersion blender. Plate soup in bowl. Add dollop of sour cream. Add small amt of basil pesto on top of sour cream. Sprinkle plate with parsley. Serve!