I’ve always said that carbs aren’t bad in and of themselves. They’re better in certain contexts and worse in others.
Are you CrossFitting five days a week? Training for the Olympics? Breastfeeding? These are contexts in which carbs are warranted, helpful, and even healthy.
Are you insulin-resistant and hyperinsulinemic? Are you a moderately active person with a few extra pounds? Are you diabetic, or nearly so? These are contexts in which a low carb intake would be warranted, helpful, and even healthy.
Make sure to vote in Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2013 poll – Part 1 and Part 2. We’re up for Best Paleo eBook (Primal Blueprint Fitness), Best New Paleo Book (The Primal Connection), and Best Paleo Lifestyle/Fitness site. Voting is open through November 1st.
A recent study confirms that children learning to walk should not wear stiff, thick shoes. Light, flexible shoes were found to be the ideal choice. Why? Because “plantar pressures while wearing the most flexible shoe are similar to those while barefoot,” which “may enhance proprioception.”
Primal Toad is up to his old antics, offering yet another massive health ebook bundle. Buy Harvest Your Health for just $37 and get 71 health and wellness ebooks from 65 different authors.
Despite the cynical naysayers, research into non-celiac gluten sensitivity marches onward.
It turns out the last 40 years of federal research into nutrition has been fatally flawed. You don’t say?
That “extra” hour of sleep might make all the difference in the world. Compared to getting six and a half hours of sleep, getting seven and a half hours downregulates the genes responsible for stress, inflammation, and the immune response (and you can’t make up for all the sleep you missed during the week by oversleeping on the weekend, unfortunately).
One more thing: I’ve got a pair of tickets to the largest permaculture conference in the world, Permaculture Voices, and I want to give them away to a deserving reader. If you’re a permaculture student, enthusiast, or small-time farmer, this could be a great opportunity to see such lauded speakers as Michael Pollan, Allan Savory, Joel Salatin, and Geoff Lawton. So leave a comment below telling us why you want and deserve to go, and then my team and I will pick a winner.
UPDATE: Wow. So many deserving people and so few free tickets! In the end, I held a random drawing to select the two winners from those that expressed interest in attending the event. If you haven’t received an email from my team I’m sorry to say you haven’t won. I wish all of you the best in your permaculture adventures. Grok on!
For those who don’t win, you can use the coupon code dailyapple to knock the price of a ticket down to $710 from $960. Good until 10/31/13.
This year’s 21-Day Challenge contests are winding down, but there are still numerous opportunities to participate and win. Check them all out here and get your entries in before the deadlines!
Some of you have undertaken a pledge to get less (or none at all) light at night. That’s a worthy goal, but I’d argue that even those of you doing something different for the Challenge – trying to lose weight, reduce stress, improve blood lipids, or anything, really – may want to pay attention to your nocturnal light consumption. A sampling of recent research suggests too much artificial light at night can impact many avenues of health relevant to the Challenge:
Among elderly, those who keep a light on at night have higher triglycerides, higher LDL, more abdominal obesity, and more overall obesity. Trying to improve blood work? Try limiting light at night.
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