The Amish Cure for Allergies, and How You Can Use It Today

amish cure for allergies

As of today, around 1 in 5 American children have some sort of respiratory allergy (like Hay Fever), and around 1 in 10 have Asthma.  

That’s somewhere between a 200% and 300% increase just during the end of the 20th century.

But it’s not happening everywhere…

Amish Kids Don’t Get Allergies

The following article is a fascinating dive into the allergy epidemic that’s been occurring for the past half-century.
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This Study Should Be Illegal: Why Vegetable Oils Are Still Terrible

why vegetable oils are terrible

I’ve kicked the vegetable oil horse more times than I care to count.

But I came across a study that’s both informative and also sad.

Here’s an article on the study:

Some ‘Healthy’ Vegetable Oils May Actually Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Vegetable Oils Are Worse Than You Think

There are 3 reasons that I talk about vegetable oils so often:
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Does Meat Rot in Your Stomach?

does meat rot in your stomach?

I love this question, mostly because it rarely gets asked as a question.  I usually just hear people claiming that meat is terrible for us because it rots in our stomachs.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), this statement is not just untrue, it’s actually the opposite of what really happens.

What it means to “rot”

Let’s start with first identifying what it means to “rot.”  

Most people think rotting is simply the act of food “going bad,” such as when it starts smelling bad and might make you sick if you eat it.  But “rotting” actually means the process of being broken down by bacteria or fungi.

And this is more than just a technicality.  When food in your refrigerator rots and starts smelling bad, it does so because of the byproducts that the bacteria produce when they decompose the food.
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Are We A Fat-Overloaded Or A Fat-Deficient Society?

Are We a Fat-Overload Or A Fat-Deficient Society? Guest Post by Jimmy Moore

This is a guest post from our friend Jimmy Moore. Jimmy is the man behind livinlavidalowcarb.com and the Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show. In addition to being one of the nicest and most genuine people we know, he’s also just released his second book, Keto Clarity. If you’re interested at all in ketogenic diets, please keep reading and also check out a copy of his book.

In this post, Jimmy explores why we might need more fat rather than less. Certainly, this is more true for some folks, but I (Jeremy) definitely see many people on Paleo diets who are still afraid of getting too much fat in their diets, so this is an important topic even if you’re already Paleo.

Here’s Jimmy….

It sounds strange, but could your diet actually be fat-deficient?

We’ve all grown up in a world where dietary fat is the enemy to our health. It’s “common knowledge” that to lose weight and to be healthy, you must reduce the amount of fat you are consuming in your diet leading people to make it their default plan a low-fat, low-calorie diet.

But walk with me for a moment to explore the unintended consequences that popular meme that almost everyone believes to be true has had on the people who have faithfully followed it.

When you significantly reduce or cut dietary fat out of your diet, what happens as a result?

You get hungry, feel cranky, experience brain fog, have intense cravings for carbohydrates, lack energy, and have an overall feeling that something important is missing. And it is!
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One HUGE Trick To Being Less Hungry. This Works ALL The Time.

how to be less hungry on paleo

One HUGE Trick To Being Less Hungry. This Works ALL The Time.

A lot of medical and nutritional research is focused on reducing signals of hunger, so that people will eat less.

Personally, I don’t think that the best way to get healthy or lose weight is to simply eat less.  If you’re still eating junk, then it how much you eat is of secondary concern.

However, I have always liked the idea of being less hungry.

Protein + Breakfast = Happy + Full

Here is a recent article from Science Daily:
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Listen Up Men…How You’re Hurting Your Kids and Grandkids

listen up men - how you're hurting your kids and grandkids

There is a vast array of research showing that a woman’s diet and lifestyle dramatically influences the health of her children.  

Every expecting or soon-to-be-expecting mom is usually aware of this.

But the research and awareness is much sparser for men.

Guys, It Matters What You Eat and How You Live

Epigenetics has been a particularly popular topic lately (over the past couple years).  If you’re not familiar with the concept, the general theory is that it’s not just genetics (genes) that get inherited by our kids.  A lot of other information is also stored and passed by our bodies to our children.
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How to be a Vegetarian Paleo

how to be a vegetarian paleo

A vegetarian Paleo might sound like an oxymoron to you, but it’s actually something that is quite possible.

Having said that, being a vegetarian Paleo (or Paleo vegetarian) is not easy and will require you to tailor your Paleo diet to ensure you get all the nutrients you need. That’s what this article is all about. Below you’ll find suggestions on how best to do a vegetarian Paleo diet.

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7 Surefire Ways to End Sugar Cravings and be Less Stressed about Eating

7 surefire ways to end sugar cravings and stop stress eating

I love frozen yogurt.  

In fact, there was a month last year when I had frozen yogurt probably 15-20 times.  A full-fledged crisis, if you will.

On days that I would walk to the gym (3-5 times per week), I would stop on the way home and get frozen yogurt from one of the many “off-the-wall” shops.  And I didn’t like just the frozen yogurt.  Nope – I loved the M&Ms and chocolate chips that I would mix in.

Everyone who worked at the shops knew my name.  I, on the other hand, made it a point never to learn their names.  Let’s just say that I wasn’t excited to be their favorite regular.

I Can Justify Anything!

The worst part is that although I enjoyed the 5 minutes of eating the fro-yo, I was stressed for the other 23 hours and 55 minutes about NOT going to the frozen yogurt shop.  

In the morning, the first thing I’d think about was that today would be a better day, and I wouldn’t give in to my cravings.  Before I’d go to the gym, I’d tell myself that there was no way I was going to be weak on my way home.  And yet, every time, I’d end up savoring the cookies-and-cream flavored fro-yo.

And afterwards, I’d start stressing about why I’d given in.  Many days, I’d even find ways to justify it to myself.  
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Natural Alternatives to Ginger Ale and Pedialite

natural alternatives to ginger ale and pedialite

Got this question from a reader recently:

My young daughter has the flu.  My doctor recommends saltine crackers, Pedialite, and ginger ale, but I’d like to find Paleo or natural alternatives.  Can you help?

This is a great question.  

In particular, I love her desire to stay as natural as possible.

Natural Alternatives to Ginger Ale and Pedialite

As it turns out, recreating Ginger Ale and Pedialite is actually quite simple.
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Does Garcinia Cambogia Work? (A Meticulous Review)

does garcinia cambogia work - a meticulous review

It’s darn near impossible to know what to believe about any weight-loss supplement, right?

Garcinia Cambogia extract is no different. If you watch TV or read Internet articles, you’ll hear hundreds of different stories about whether it’s a miracle drug or a complete scam. And you just don’t know whom to trust.

I feel the exact same way. Clearly, if there is an effective, all-natural weight-loss pill that’s 100% safe, then I want to use it.

But because I don’t know who to trust about Garcinia Cambogia, I decided to comb through all of the clinical trials and peer-reviewed journal articles.

If you want to jump to the answer I got after all my research, just jump down to the section titled “Does Garcinia Cambogia Work?” If you want a more in-depth understanding, then please keep reading.

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Stop Stress Eating

3 sure fire ways to stop stress eating

Food plays an important role in pretty much every culture.

And in the US, it often seems that the biggest role food plays is as stress-relief.

When we’re tired, sad, or upset about something, we eat.  And then maybe we eat a little bit more for good measure.

Stress-Eating Starts When We’re Kids

It’s not hard to understand why we stress eat.

It makes us feel better.

Part of the reason it makes us feel better is because food causes the release of certain hormones in our body.  But there’s something else.
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Is Paleo Safe for High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides?

is paleo safe for high cholesterol and high triglycerides

Is Paleo Safe for High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides?

I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, and I know it worries a lot of people who are starting or who are thinking about starting a Paleo diet.

First of all, I can’t give anybody specific medical advice (I’m not a doctor, and I don’t know the particular situation).

But I can share my thoughts and personal experiences.

In General, Eating a Paleo Diet is Excellent for Cholesterol Issues

For many years, many doctors have believed that fat and cholesterol in our foods were a problem, but it turns out that those things have very little impact on cholesterol for the majority of people.
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How Sitting on the Beach Made Me Smarter. (A Complete Guide to Vitamin D)

How Sitting on the Beach Made Me Smarter. (A Complete Guide to Vitamin D)

You don’t want to be sick, fat, or dead. Nobody does.

So you try to do everything right. You try to eat better. You try to exercise. You take supplements. Everything.

And it’s hard. It’s hard to stay so good. I know because I’ve been trying for the past 15 years to be as healthy as possible. I always watch what I eat. I go to the gym 4 times per week. And I sleep. Boy, do I love to sleep.

But after years of trying so hard, I’ve learned that some things are more important than others.

No one thing will make you invincible, but there are some things you must do, and one of those really important things is getting enough Vitamin D.

I just got my own blood results back, and my Vitamin D level is right where I want it to be. In this article, I’ll explain exactly why you should make sure that you’re getting enough Vitamin D and how best to do it. And, at the end of this article, I’ll explain how sitting on the beach is making me a little bit smarter and healthier right now.

What the Heck is Vitamin D?

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One Simple, Daily Trick to Become More Productive. Leave It Up to Harvard.

how to be more productive

Most of us feel like we don’t have enough hours in the day for everything that we want or need to do.  

And exercise is typically near the bottom of the list.  When we’re feeling pressured for time, it’s the first thing to go.

But we might have yet another good reason for not skipping exercise, especially when we’re busy.  

Making Time for Exercise Leads to Higher Productivity

Here is the research finding, this time from the Harvard Business Review, of all places:
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