Monday’s Worth a Read

Okay, I am not a very artsy person as you can see by my sad attempt at an exclamation mark and writing as much as four words! But it’ll do the trick for now! From now on, every Monday you will see this little exclamation mark in my post, as I will scour the internet for you for the latest and greatest information, that I think is worth checking out.

This might be a blog post, a recipe, an announcement, a giveaway I found somewhere… anything paleo, primal, or Crossfit related… you’ll find it here every Monday! So, why don’t we get started right now!

Chris Kresser (King of all things Paleo!) wrote an article on his blog for those of us who are struggling with the detoxing process when getting on a paleo diet. He also offers a solution! Here’s a little blurb:

The list of symptoms caused by impaired detox capacity is nearly endless, but in my work with patients I’ve observed the following common patterns:
  • Hormone imbalances (especially in women). Defects in detoxification cause hormones to become partially metabolized, blocking the action of active hormones and throwing off natural feedback mechanisms.
  • Skin breakouts and rashes. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and the most likely to be affected by detox issues.
  • Energy problems. One important aspect of detoxification, called methylation, plays a key role in cellular energy production.
  • Depression and mood disorders. Methylation is also crucial for proper neurotransmitter synthesis.
  • Brain fog and cognitive decline. Proper methylation is required for the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that profoundly affects mental clarity.

Do you see yourself? Then this article is most definitely for you!

I personally don’t struggle with constipation when I’m strictly paleo. Quite the contrary actually. But if it is an issue for you, and I know of several people who are struggling, then this post by Paleo Diet Lifestyle may be fore you! Here’s what she says:

So what are the causes of constipation, and how can you treat it? As with so many other health problems, the answer is fairly complicated. Possible culprits range from thyroid problems to pregnancy to gut flora dysbiosis, and almost everything in between. By fully understanding these potential causes, you’ll be much better equipped to identify which one (or more) is relevant to you, and then take action accordingly to handle it.

My all time favorite primal dude Mark Sisson answers two great questions in this blog post. I am particularly amused by the first one. But the second one is awesome! Check it out! 🙂

Antibiotic ointments like Neosporin are certainly good at preventing infection, they can certainly make cuts heal faster by preventing or stopping bacterial infection, and plenty of people will absolutely vouch for their efficacy, but they don’t always perform very well in clinical trials. In one recent study of different ointments’ influence on wound healing time, Aquaphor Healing Ointment, whose active ingredient is simple petroleum jelly, beat both Neosporin and Polypsorin (an antibiotic ointment containing fewer antibiotics than Neosporin).


Check out the Whole9 blog for this great post on how to Unplug the Noise, Sharpen the Signal. We all forget! Let’s all remember.

We already know that our bodies do not like being overloaded: too much sugar, refined carbs, and toxic non-foods will put a strain on your hormonal and immune systems. But food is not the only input your body receives. The stress hormone your body produces as a result of a multitude of overwhelming environmental stimuli is exactly the same. You may even not realise that your gauges are in the amber zone, going on red.

And finally, please check out Primal Deliverance, a FREE ebook by James from It really is a great read… and you can’t complain about FREE!!!

This book is my story of beating addiction, of nearly losing a life, and then finding a much more wonderful one. An important part of that, and what makes it a story about you as well, is how the paleo lifestyle was such an important part of that. 

Have a great week!!

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