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The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and...
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Was it too much turkey over the holiday or not enough, since the previously-frozen- sausage-spaghetti-sauce on the holiday’s eve did not agree with me? Or is it more sweet-filled occasions with birthdays and holidays abounding? Whatever the reason, ‘tis the season to hunker down, minimize meat and bump up the veggies. Turkey and pumpkin cheesecake aside,...
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Today’s post is Part II of a two part series on gluten: Is gluten-free the way to be? Click here to read Part I. What is gluten? According to Gluten Intolerance Symptoms, gluten is not a protein itself but rather a protein composite, composed of the proteins glutenin and gliadin (in wheat), secalin (in rye)...
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Lately, it seems, I’m hearing a lot about protein. My husband is increasing his protein intake as a means of building muscle mass. I, myself, have increased the amount of protein I eat over the past several years. My incentive is to gain more endurance for distance running and marathons, and my heavy carbohydrate diet...
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Today I’m happy to interview Tom Darling, Olympic rower, America’s Cup crew member and friend. After I sent out my last newsletter, he happily reported the healthy meal he was eating for lunch. And since he proudly spoke of his healthy habits, I asked him more! Tom recently went on the Ideal Protein diet and...
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I’m looking forward to the AFC and NFC championships this weekend. And though Tar Heel Hakeem Nicks is one man I’m excited about, I’m also cheering for Ray Lewis, especially after reading a recent article in USA Today entitled, “Hungry for Another Title, Ravens’ Lewis Watches Diet.” This article disclosed a few things Lewis consumes...
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Through most of my marathon career, I have been very careless about proper recovery after long training runs and races. In fact, back in my Boston days, we finished our long runs at a pub in Boston and rehydrated with beer. The closer I creep towards my fifties; however, I’m willing to seek anything to...
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I recently finished reading a book entitled Runner’s World Performance Nutrition for Runners, written by Matt Fitzgerald. The book offers practical advice on how to eat better, optimize your body composition and improve performance, among other nutrition and endurance running related. Though the book is definitely tailored to a competitive athlete, I think there are...
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. By making a contribution, your comments will...
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Today, I am sharing an incredibly interesting interview with Matt Frazier, author of No Meat Athlete. Not only can Matt run very fast and far, but he does so without eating meat. Though much has been touted recently on the health benefits of vegetarianism, rarely do we hear or read about this diet choice in...
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