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bacon

Q&A: Is Bacon Paleo?

Below is a question we get often about bacon and other processed foods. I've been doing these "Is x food Paleo" posts lately because it seems there's still a lot of confusion about what is and what is not Paleo. Our ebook and our Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo book both go into more detail about other debatable foods, in case you want more info. Ok, here goes bacon... and a couple other foods. Q: I just finished reading The … Continue reading

Coconut oil/saturated fat

Are Coconut Oil, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol Really Ok?

MANY of you have in some way asked this string of questions: "Why are you Paleo people telling me that saturated fat, including the stuff in coconut oil, is good for me when the whole health world has told me otherwise my whole life? Won't it clog my arteries? And what about the cholesterol in all that meat? I'm not going to have a heart attack?"  And now commences my answer, an outpouring of information you should hold close to … Continue reading

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Getting Enough Nutrients in Your Paleo Diet?

I'm not really sure when people started believing that dairy and grains were the end-all-be-all of nutrient density. Maybe it's the obvious, vibrant, antioxidant-rich color of wheat flour. And in dairy's case, its calcium levels trump all other foods' nutrient content, right? More on calcium here and here in case you can't sense the sarcasm. When you tell people the basics of your Paleo diet, one out of 5 people inevitably asks, "But what do you eat? Do you get … Continue reading

Lard

Fat, fat, fat, fat. Eat some.

A conversation I had this morning was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's saturated fat-filled back. I've been writing a bit about saturated fat and how fat in general is not the bane of human health, but I thought I'd give you even more insight on it today. Here's how the conversation went this morning: I told my friend I was thinking about trying to have a baby in the next couple years and she asked if I'd continue … Continue reading

Chicharrons

Q&A: Saturated Fat, Dairy, Breakfast, Salt

I have to say I miss writing on the blog every couple of days, but I'm happy to announce that we're in the process of writing The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Paleolithic Diet right now, so I'm a bit busy! In about a month, blogging will commence as usual. In the meantime, here's a great set of questions (with answers) I thought a lot of you would appreciate. Dear Paleo Plan, Are chicharrons (fried pig skins) acceptable for the … Continue reading

Meat Is Not The Devil

I just received an email from a vegan chef, touting the new movie with T. Colin Campbell, "Forks Over Knives".  Why someone would send ME a link to a vegan propaganda movie is beyond me, but then again it fueled the fire for this blog post...  Anyway, T. Colin Campbell is the guy behind the China Study, both the actual study and the popular book by that name.  It's one of the latest anti-meat campaigns, claiming that protein in general … Continue reading