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Q&A: Why Are Seeds Paleo But Not Seed Oils?

Hi Neely, On the "Paleo Diet Food List" it states sunflower seeds are acceptable to eat, but on the "Paleo Plan Food Guide" it states not to eat sunflower oil. Can you please expound on that.  Thanks. Eternally confused, Mark ________________________________________________________________ Hi Mark, I'm not sure which "Paleo Diet Food List" you're talking about, but even on the Paleo Plan Food Guide it says seeds (including sunflower seeds) are acceptable to eat. I understand why that would be confusing. Here's … Continue reading

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Why No Grains & Legumes (and Nuts?): Phytic Acid

In my recent post, "Why No Grains and Legumes? Part 1: Lectins", I gave you one good reason to stop your greedy little hands from dipping into the proverbial cookie jar: lectins.  Those sticky little proteins that help cause leaky gut, and therefore an immune response to foods, are one of the main culprits driving the Paleo movement.  There's more to the story, though, and today we're going to cover phytic acid, which is also found in grains and legumes. … Continue reading

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Why No Grains and Legumes? Part 1: Lectins

Recently my boyfriend has been straying from his normal Paleo ways because he feels that grain-laden cookies are more important than his overall health and longevity.  In the meantime, I'm faced with a gluten-free cookie and candy explosion every time I open our cupboard. The smell of them in their consumer-enticing packaging is sometimes more than I can bear when I'm reaching past them to get to my (sigh) bag of nuts and seeds. "Wait, why am I not eating … Continue reading