Is Your Low-Carb Diet Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut Microbiome?

Low-carbohydrate diets continue to be a contentious subject, but they can be useful in certain applications. A well-designed low-carbohydrate diet can provide all the raw materials the body needs to

Why We Shouldn’t Rely Only on Animal Studies

In a recently released article, scientists studied “strongly heated carbohydrate-rich food” (i.e., French fries) and cancer risk. Frying potatoes produces a compound called acrylamide. Acrylamide has been theorized as a

How Paleo Could Transform Medicine

Let's assume that, after being Paleo for a while, you now “get” what the whole ancestral-health journey is all about. But this leaves you with a nagging question: Why don’t

My Breast Implants Were Killing Me: What is Breast Implant Illness?

What Is Breast Implant Illness Anyway? Many women with breast implants are finding themselves spiraling into a state of chronic illness, and many in the medical community refuse to acknowledge

Photobiomodulation: How Light Therapy Brings the Benefits of Natural Sunshine Indoors

The average American spends over 90 percent of their time indoors. If you’re not getting outside in the sun regularly, your body may be craving natural light. And if you’re

Is a High-Carbohydrate Diet the Best Way to Decrease Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

The Tsimane are an ancestral population who live in the rainforest of Bolivia. They source food from a combination of horticulture and foraging. They have a known high burden of

Emulsifiers and Thickeners — Are They Hampering Your Gut Health?

Even though you’re eating Paleo, have you noticed some emulsifiers and thickeners, like gums and soy lecithin, sneaking their way into your foods? That’s because more than a dozen of

The Two Major Causes of Chronic Illness

Scientific research carried out over the past couple of decades has shown that microbial imbalances (dysbiosis) and inflammation are at the root of a long list of diseases and health

How to Stick to Paleo Regardless of Social Circumstances

There always seems to be an excuse to sidestep healthy eating: an out-of-town guest is visiting, you’re attending a wedding, or the long-awaited weekend has finally arrived. Whatever the excuse,

Vegetable Feast — Mulch, Chives, and Tool Supply

Frank Hyman has a BS in horticulture and design from NCSU. He was an organic farmer and an Integrated Pest Management scout in the 1980s. He co-founded two community gardens