Ancestral Health Seminar 2012 – Take Home Messages by Chris Kessler

(By Chris Kessler via http://chriskresser.com/take-home-messages-from-ahs-2012) This past weekend, I attended the Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard University, where some of the biggest contributors to the ancestral health movement gathered to discuss their research findings and theories on health and nutrition. One of the highlights of the conference for me was meeting people I’ve been in contact with for…

Should You Eat Like A Caveman [Media]

Via The Green Man at Vancouver Sun blogs Fruits, nuts, grass and whatever grubs, insects or game you can kill with your hands or a rock. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors thrived on a daily menu of whatever was at hand until the development of agriculture about 10,000 years ago, and a surprising number of dieters and…

Medical Research: “Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity”

  (by Ian Spreadbury, Queen’s University, Canada via http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=10339) [Whew, that’s a mouthful!  The Conclusion to the study is posted below including PDF link to article. -ed.] Published Date July 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 175 – 189 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S33473 Ian Spreadbury Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Download paper: http://www.dovepress.com/getfile.php?fileID=13214 Conclusion The…

Media Watch: NPR We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much?

(by ALLISON AUBREY via NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/25/155588094/we-evolved-to-eat-meat-but-how-much-is-too-much)  Listen to the Story at Morning Edition   You won’t catch John Durant in a tie. Shoes are optional, too. He has traded cubicle life for something a little wild: Promoting the diet and lifestyle of our ancestors from the paleolithic era. He’s blogging and writing a book about his approach. “For millions of years, we didn’t…

The Best (and Worst) Cookware Materials

(By Chris Kessler via http://chriskresser.com/the-best-and-worst-cookware-materials) With the wide range of cookware available on the market today, it is easy to see why consumers may be confused about which materials to look for. I am frequently asked about my opinion on various cookware materials, particularly regarding their safety and potential toxicity. In addition to the health issues…

Real Patient Data on an Insulin Pump Patient Plus 1

(By Ernie Garcia MD via PaleolithicMD.com) 22JUN I saw a lady in follow up yesterday that was a great addition to our growing list of successful “Real Patient Data” series.  She is a 59 year old obese African American female with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.  I’ve seen her for many…