November, 2011

Book Review – Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox

Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox By Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue When I say “Vitamin K”, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you’ve taken any basic anatomy and physiology class, you might think “Koagulation!” (well, that was my first thought at least). For decades, we’ve been learning about Vitamin K as being essential for the blood clotting...
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Paleo Hacks – Keratosis Pillaris

I was browsing Paleo Hacks this morning and came across the following question: My boyfriend and I are in very different places in the paleo journey. He has been following the lifestyle for years and I only started a few months ago. We have been fussing with macro nutrient ratios lately. He is always low carb but has more protein...
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Nutrition Series – Choline and Pregnancy

One of my goals for this blog is to bring attention to the variety of essential nutrients that we “Paleo kids” need to make sure we’re getting in our diet. One of the major problems with the mainstream understanding of Paleo eating is the lack of attention to micronutrient content of our food. Part of this problem comes from applying...
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Issues regarding School Lunches – Is Pizza a Vegetable? Does it even matter?

Today in one of my classes, we had a huge discussion regarding school lunch policy, and how best to make significant changes in our schools to improve child health and reduce obesity. I think they used the catch phrase “fruits and vegetables” about 23847 times (I counted), and I was frustrated to say the least that we are constantly pounding...
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Weston A. Price “Wise Traditions 2011”

I just got back from a really intense weekend at the Weston A. Price Foundation’s (WAPF) annual “Wise Traditions” conference. This was my second year attending, and what a difference one year makes. Last year, I went with my mom, and essentially stuck by her the whole time since I didn’t really know anyone there, and also had limited knowledge...
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