“Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family’s health, build communities, fix our broken food system, and break our growing dependence on corporations”
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
I watched this film the other day and thought the whole thing was very impressive.
I really like the idea of a ‘reboot’ as I’m curious to see if it helps my immune system cope better with infection (I get an ear/sinus infection about once every two months at the moment). More info on how to reboot here: http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/
The movie is really interesting even if you’re not interested in juicing/fasting.
Your Diet is NOT a Lifestyle
Great article from Angelo Coppola @Humans Are Not Broken
“Think more about life and less about style. I don’t want my gravestone to say: He lived a paleo lifestyle”
“You are the sum total of all of your actions, thoughts, decisions, likes, dislikes, triumphs, defeats, aspirations, regrets, and everything else that you can squeeze in between the maternity ward and the crematorium.”
Chris Kresser | Beyond Paleo: moving from a “paleo diet” to a “paleo template”
I love this idea of Paleo as a template. I don’t believe that one rule applies to all – it definitely comes down to what works best for you. Education is key; making informed decisions about what you put in your mouth. For instance, I’ll happily eat small amounts of properly prepared legumes, but I understand the reasons why a lot of Paleo people wont touch them. “The only way to figure out what an optimal diet is for you is to experiment and observe. “
I’ve come unstuck again. This time, I fell over a sausage hurdle. In my defence, the sausages were not purchased by me, nor cooked by me and I did ask ‘are these gluten free’ and received a ‘yes’ prior to chomping on said sausage. Then reality hit me as I remembered that my mum (the sausage chef) often buys meat from a national supermarket chain…. ‘wait, where did you get these from’ … ‘Woolworths’. Crap. Further investigation uncovered rice flour and a couple of preservatives that are not Whole30 compliant. Sigh.
I accept full responsiblity. I should have asked more questions before chowing down. Even worse, I didn’t actually need to eat at that point in time. I could have waited until my perfectly paleo dinner instead of snacking on leftover cold contraband. But this brings me to my main point : READ FOOD LABELS CAREFULLY. Continue reading
Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions II: It’s All About the Gut!
Highly recommended reading, especially if you suffer from heartburn, know someone who does, or if you’re having some issues with a higher protein/low carb diet. The link above is part of a larger series of posts. Part 1 can be found here. Part IVb goes into detail on how low stomach acid is linked to all sorts of nasty conditions and diseases such asthma, autoimmunity, IBS, Crohn’s, gastric and duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis, depression, anxiety, acne, dermatitis, gallstones and stomach cancer.
Modern Paleo Warfare: The last post you’ll read here
Great post by Modern Paleo Warfare.
“Have you written down your goals? Have you made yourself accountable to others? Have you done a proper shop? Have you taken your ‘before’ photo? Have you sweated? Have you burnt your bridges? Because it’s gut check time. It’s balls to the walls time. It’s drastic, life or death, ‘you’re the hero’ time. It’s God-damn hard work and never, NEVER, giving up. It’s deciding if you want to stay in the grave you’ve dug for yourself or emotionally and mentally scarring yourself enough to make that change. Yes it’s that dramatic. And yes, it’s that important.”
First Lesson of the Week: winging it when doing DIY fermented milk probably won’t kill you but success can be more readily assured if you do your homework first. I’ve been making what I thought was Kefir for the past 3 weeks. Continue reading