How to Live Forever (or Just 42% Longer)…

how to live forever

It’s hard to believe that much fo anything could possibly lower our risk of dying by 42%.

That’s a lot. A whole lot.

However, researchers in London recently conducted a study that apparently showed that eating at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day reduced the overall death rate of participants by 42%.

Here is a link to that study.

I’m writing about this study because it’s a good study, but also because it displays how even scientists are still thinking about nutrition in an odd way.

THEY GOT A FEW THINGS RIGHT

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20 Perfect Paleo Keto Recipes

Best Paleo Keto Recipes

You may have read Louise’s Ultimate Guide to the Ketogenic Diet. She also provided an informative keto foods list to accompany the guide. If you haven’t seen it already, I encourage you to read the article if you’re curious to find out more. To sum it up: when you nearly completely cut out carbs from your diet (even those trace amounts found in vegetables), your body goes into “ketosis” and starts burning fat as fuel instead of glucose.

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How Playing In The Dirt Might Prevent Alzheimer’s

I have a particular interest in certain types of research, and this study that was published recently really piqued my interest:

Hygiene and the world distribution of Alzheimer’s Disease

As I’ll discuss below, this is not an amazing study – it has several major limitations. But it’s interesting nonetheless.

Dirt is Important

The researchers in this study (all scientists from Cambridge University in the UK), have been trying to determine whether there is any link between modern hygiene standards and diseases like Alzheimers.
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Paleo “Not Beanie Weenies” Recipe – Guest Post from PaleoParents.com

Not Beanie Weenies Recipe Guest Post

Prolific Paleo authors Matthew and Stacy are parents of three boys and have found a great balance between healthy nutrition and delicious food for their entire family. After myriad health problems, they began their Paleo journey in 2010 and have never looked back. Check out their blog Paleo Parents to read more about their story, access plenty of amazing recipes, and discover their e-books and print books. Their newest book, Real Life Paleo, was published in 2014 and is available on Amazon (read our recent review here). You can also connect with the Paleo Parents via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

If you enjoy the recipe shared below, we highly recommend that you pick up a copy of our book, Real Life Paleo today! Individuals and families alike are not only finding new, delicious recipes to add to their weekly rotation, but practical tips and tools on how to make paleo a lifestyle, and not a diet!

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But How Do You Really Go Paleo? – A Guest Post from PaleoParents.com

Prolific Paleo authors Matthew and Stacy are parents of three boys and have found a great balance between healthy nutrition and delicious food for their entire family. After myriad health problems, they began their Paleo journey in 2010 and have never looked back. Check out their blog Paleo Parents to read more about their story, access plenty of amazing recipes, and discover their e-books and print books. Their newest book, Real Life Paleo, was published in 2014 and is available on Amazon (read our recent review here). You can also connect with the Paleo Parents via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

We just returned from a twenty-one stop book signing tour and were not at all surprised by the common questions we received, as we are often asked these same questions on the blog – what do you really eat – how do you “go” paleo – and is paleo safe for my kids? It was these questions that inspired us to write our recently released third book, Real Life Paleo. We no longer just wanted to answer these questions with examples from our healthy living journey, we wanted to show people the steps we took to not only adopt a paleo lifestyle, but how we have managed to raise our three boys on this lifestyle, all while making it sustainable for the long-haul.

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Is Running Bad for You?

is running bad for you?

I’m assuming that anybody asking this question doesn’t have a broken leg or breathing difficulty.

Because running would be pretty bad in those situations.

But otherwise…

Humans Have Been Running For Millions of Years

Doubt it if you want, but there are lots of reasons to run. Hunting. Playing. And, of course, big lions and bears.

That alone isn’t a reason to believe that running isn’t bad. Humans have done a lot of other bad things for a very long time.

But it’s a good starting point. If humans have been doing it that long, it’s probably not terrible, and we’re probably evolved to be able to do it without killing ourselves.

But We Weren’t Made For This

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The Paleo Fruit that I Can’t Get Enough Of

The Paleo Fruit that I Can't Get Enough Of

Whether they’re red, blue, filled with seeds, or crushed into a smoothie, berries have been hailed as a superfood by scientists and consumers alike.

And what’s not to love?

The whole berry family is packed with antioxidants and rich in nutrients that help to combat the health problems associated with aging, especially mental decline and heart attacks. Quite simply, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another great source of healthy goodness that comes in so many colors, flavors, textures, and sizes—the right berry for you is out there, no matter who you are!

In fact, the quest for berries isn’t a just recent fascination—people have been seeking out these sweet gems for thousands of years.
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Antibiotics May Save Your Life but Cost You Your Health

Antibiotics May Save Your Life but Cost You Your Health

Warning: I’m not advising anybody to not take antibiotics!

Now…with that out of the way…

Antibiotics Are Both Great and Terrible

Obviously, there are certain situations in which you would always choose to take antibiotics.

If you’re literally dying of a bacterial infection, and you have antibiotics available that could save your life, you’d be crazy not to take them.

But there’s a lot of new research coming out on the side-effects of antibiotics, including this recent study:

Microbiota-liberated host sugars facilitate post-antibiotic expansion of enteric pathogens

That’s a title filled with a lot of jargon, but here’s the quick summary…
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Paleo Trail Mix Bars Recipe – Guest Post from Tarah Chieffi

Paleo Trail Mix Bars Recipe – Guest Post from Tarah Chieffi

Tarah Chieffi is an author, freelance writer, blogger at What I Gather and holistic nutrition educator in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area. Tarah’s passion is working with pregnant women, new moms and families to achieve health and happiness through physical fitness and a “real food” lifestyle. The Paleo Trail Mix Bars recipe here is from Tarah’s latest book, The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book. You can read more about it here.

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Paleo Nutrition for Breastfeeding Moms – Guest Post from Tarah Chieffi

Paleo Nutrition for Breastfeeding Moms

Tarah Chieffi is an author, freelance writer, blogger at What I Gather and holistic nutrition educator in the Louisville/Southern Indiana area. Tarah’s passion is working with pregnant women, new moms and families to achieve health and happiness through physical fitness and a “real food” lifestyle. Check out Tarah’s latest book, The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book.

You haven’t slept longer than a three hour stretch in days, you aren’t sure when your last shower was and still all you want to do is snuggle up with the tiny being who is causing all this chaos. Sound familiar?

Now is a tough time to focus on nutrition, but it is actually a very important time. What you eat now can impact your milk supply, your recovery, your energy levels and even your baby’s health. More than that, even from a young age your baby is observing everything you do and learning from you. Now is the time to start setting a good example and teaching healthy habits to set your baby up for a lifetime of health and wellness.

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Gluten-Free Cookbook Sale

Gluten Free books Sale

We think going gluten-free is just one step toward a healthy diet, but it is a big step in the right direction.

So, if you’re just going gluten-free right now, then check out this huge gluten-free cookbook sale that’s happening today.

Buck Books has organized a huge Gluten-Free Books Sale for today only – all the below books plus more are $0.99 (a few are slightly more expensive due to their size).

OUR BEST RECOMMENDATION:

Tammy Credicott is the author of a lot of gluten-free and Paleo cookbooks (with over 366 5-star reviews). This is a fantastic deal (for over 200 recipes)! Click here to get her book on Amazon. It’s $2.99 today (not $0.99 as previously reported because it’s a much longer book with a lot more recipes).

The Healthy Gluten-Free Life (200 Recipes)

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Gluten-Free Recipes in 30 Minutes (137 Recipes)

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The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper

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Keeping It Real (85 Recipes)

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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Recipes: 45 Delicious Meals made in 30 Minutes OR LESS!

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Gluten Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids (70+ Recipes)

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And to check out more books in the sale, sign up for Buck Books’s email list here.

Paleo Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

paleo curried chicken salad recipe

I really love chicken salad recipes, but my favorite are Paleo curried chicken salad recipes. Maybe I just have a soft spot for anything curry flavored.

Truth be told, I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for a really long time, but I kept putting it off because I didn’t want to the trouble of making Paleo mayo (it’s not that difficult, but it’s also not that easy).

So, when I heard about Primal Kitchen Mayo (ready-made Paleo mayo in a jar that’s created primarily with avocado oil – made by Primal Kitchen), I knew that the first recipe I was going to make would be this curried chicken salad! If you haven’t tried Primal Kitchen Mayo yet, it’s definitely a much easier way to go than creating mayo from scratch every time.

primal kitchen mayo

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High Protein or Low Carb? Which is Better for Sustaining Fat Loss?

High Protein or Low Carb? Which is Better for Sustaining Fat Loss?

Losing fat is hard enough.

The worst part is that most of us can’t keep it off. And that’s just mean.

If you work hard enough to lose the fat in the first place, shouldn’t there be a rule that it’s impossible to gain back???

Of course, that’s not how it works, and most folks gain back all (or often more than all) of the fat they lost. But some lucky few do manage to keep off the fat forever.

What’s the Difference?

There isn’t ONE single difference, but a recent study conducted in Europe (and involving a lot of people) points to one significant difference. Here’s the study:
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Paleo Carrot Apple Curry Soup Recipe – Guest Post from Orgali.ca

Paleo Carrot Apple Curry Soup Recipe

Alina Muresan is a RHN holistic nutritionist who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!

This vegetarian soup is delicious and healthy. It has vitamins, minerals and fiber. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and good for the immune system and also adds a subtle spicy quality to the soup. The coconut milk makes it rich and creamy without any need for cream or other dairy. Try it tonight!

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