6 Super-Secret Ways to Naturally Cure Constipation

how to naturally cure constipation using the paleo diet

I’m pretty sure people have been constipated as long as…well, forever.

Which is why I want to let you in on a little secret…

There are no secret solutions to constipation.  

Only proven tactics that actually work.

Constipation Can Be Caused by Many Things

With constipation, there are a lot of possible causes, from Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth to insufficient bile production.

No matter what, don’t take this issue lightly.  Constipation can be very serious, and if it gets particularly bad (usually more than a few days), then taking laxatives or seeing a doctor is probably best.

However, if it’s not yet at that point, then let’s stick with the theme…
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Is Gelatin Paleo?

is gelatin paleo?

What is Gelatin?

I always thought gelatin was some bad substance since I only knew it from pre-packaged jello. I therefore attributed it to some artificial oddity. But, it’s actually completely derived from animal products!

In fact, gelatin is typically made from items such as beef or pig skin and bones, which all contain high levels of collagen.

Gelatin is, however, often found in jello products along with artificial colorings and fake flavors, and those should definitely be avoided on any kind of diet!

So, is gelatin Paleo?

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Study Reveals Historical Reason Why Milk Is Healthy For Humans

is milk healthy for humans

When I was a kid, there were 2 things I loved drinking.

Chocolate Milk and Milkshakes.

Heck, if I weren’t so concerned about my health and body, I’d probably get half my calories from those 2 beverages.

So if you’re wondering why I love talking about milk, there you go.

Recently, in an issue of Nature, Andrew Curry wrote this article:

Archaeology: The Milk Revolution

Mr. Curry brings a number of fascinating historical facts and myths of interest in relation to dairy.

But here’s the most important…
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3 Things That Should Worry You Far More Than GMOs

worse than gmos

I’m going to write a longer article on GMOs very soon.

And it’s going to be extremely unpopular.  Everyone loves to hate GMOs.

However, despite over 30 years of research into GMOs (mostly not funded by the industry), nearly 100% of the science has proven that GMOs are safe.

Now…you can’t actually prove that anything is safe.  You could test it a billion times, and the time after that might be the one case where it’s really dangerous.

But still…30 years is 30 years.

GMOs Are The Last Thing We Should Be Worried About

I don’t actually care if anybody is worried about GMOs.  
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Shocking Results of Eating More Meat! 300,000 Asians Can’t Be Wrong

is eating meat healthy

Scientists never seem to get tired of trying to figure out if meat (particularly of the red variety) is bad for humans.

And I never seem to get tired of making fun of them…

Here’s a paper where they tried again, this time with even more interesting results:

Meat intake and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of Asian prospective cohort studies

300,000 Asians Can’t Be Wrong

This is a pooled analysis of a few different studies, along with United Nations data.  What the researchers did is analyze mortality, cancer, and heart disease risk among almost 300,000 Asian men and women, and they tried to find correlations with meat intake.
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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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