Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    _RAMONA   27,849
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints
Day #1: PaleoCon (Loren Corain: overview, Abel James: IFing)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Listen to the following talks HERE:
(each set of talks is available for 24 hours)

Loren Cordain
The State of Paleo: Recent Evidence, Growing Popularity, and Media Criticism
♦ The Latest Information on Paleo and it’s rise in mainstream media
♦ What causes chronic inflammation – and how to fix it
♦ How grains affect intestinal permeability and autoimmune conditions (and what to do about it)

Ramona here: this one has to be listened to. If I were to start making notes here, I'd be writing for a week. If you want to understand once and for all exactly how consuming grains, legumes, and dairy damages your overall health (the results of which may only show up when it's too late to reverse the damage), this is the talk to which you want to listen.

...Also, the one piece that I'm interested to explore further is:
The Dietary Cure for Acne by Dr. Loren Cordain

My nieces and nephews ALL have horrible acne long into adulthood (as do all of the teenagers who share genetic material with my daughter)... despite the care they try to take of their skin. I have always thought the solution came from within. I am intensely curious to see how our nutritional choices may impact The Divine Miss O's skin as she heads into these teenage years.

One thing that is obvious already, my girl is beginning to mature without looking like she is 'swollen'. Most of her schoolmates have a puffy look... even those who are athletic, as she is. With each passing year the body composition of the girls (even those who began as tiny little twigs) is running toward 'fat' and much less muscle, while The Divine Miss O remains lean and grows in muscle mass... people have commented as she roars down the soccer field, while her team mates get more 'jiggly'.

Cordain L, Lindeberg S, Hurtado M, Hill K, Eaton SB, Brand-Miller J.
Acne vulgaris: A disease of western civilization.

Cordain L, Eades MR, Eades MD.
Hyperinsulinemic diseases of civilization: more than just Syndrome X.

Cordain L.
Implications for the role of diet in acne.

Cordain L.
Dietary implications for the development of acne: a shifting paradigm.

Abel James
Intermittent Fasting and Feasting for Fat Loss
♦ How to easily and quickly get started on intermittent fasting
♦ Why fasting will help you build muscle, not lose it
♦ The truth about juice fasts and cleanses

Ramona here: This talk was absolutely facinating! My take aways from this talk are simple, "There is a difference between what is 'common' and what is normal. What we have come to accept as 'normal today is absolutely preposterous."

"Even a generation ago people used to labour long hours without eating (farmers, tradespeople). Your day started with a big breakfast, you worked while the sun shone, ate a big evening meal, and went to bed. If people are meant to eat every 3-4 hours in order to be healthy, why is it that even a generation ago people were slimmer and healthier?"

"Metabolically, our bodies are designed to sustain energy evenly all day long independent of food sources.... that means burning fat for fuel, not carbs (sugar)."

"Benefits of fasting include:
• an end to the energy roller-coaster - when you rely on carbs for fuel they cause sugar spike and crashes
• fasting engages the body's natural fat burning metabolism
• body converts fat directly into energy (instead of storing it)
• calorie restriction improves longevity and insulin sensitivity
• reduces oxidative stress (i.e. attacks inflammation and cancerous cells before the have the chance to significantly impact health)"

The BIG change in my life came when I finally asked myself the question, "How often do I eat when I am not *truly* hungry?" And fasting has created wonderful changes for me: improved body composition, NO energy crashes, better sleep, moods evened out, increased mental acuity, freedom from food and eating schedules (not distracted by food), the freedom to refuse bad-for-me food when better choices are not available, hunger became manageable at all times (no matter how long it is since I've last eaten I no longer feel driven to eat under any circumstances), and when I do eat (feast!) the flavour and enjoyment is sublime... yet I never over-eat anymore!

Dr. Ronesh Sinha
The Doctor Of Silicon Valley: How To Improve Health & Workplace Productivity
♦ How the medical profession has failed patients
♦ How tech companies are improving workplace productivity – and tips you can use to improve your own
♦ How to stay healthy in the workplace

Jordan Brown & Tony Ferrante
Hu Kitchen Chicken Parm Demonstration
"In this demo, Executive Chef Tony Ferrante shows us how to make a ridiculously tasty Paleo Chicken Parm - very quickly."

Ramona here... I started salivating as I watched this, and I cannot wait to make it. The chef himself was overweight when he started working at Hu. By simply eating the food at the restaurant (no other changes) he has lost 60 pounds, and has never felt better in his life. He does a really good job at explaining some of the finer points of Ancestral cooking,a nd why certain substitutions are beer for you nutritionally.

OVERVIEW & Register for the whole event here:

Over 25 renowned experts—including best-selling authors, nutritionists, doctors, sought-after chefs, olympic athletes, and more to guide you through the most effective and practical implementation of the Paleo diet & Paleo lifestyle…

...And it’s ALL FREE.

Schedule for the week:


True Story

I Am Unstoppable

Do you REALLY know what you're talking about?


Answers to Your Questions

E-COOKBOOK: Fat-Burning Chef

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EDDYMEESE 2/2/2014 7:38PM

    I'm kind of excited to be taking up Paleo on your heels because I'm going to really need all of these resources and you're my one-stop-shopping experience :) Love this.

I'm not on 100% Paleo quite yet because I don't get paid until Tuesday, so I'm relying on the bare minimum I have left in the house. Can't wait to go out and get started!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CINDYTW 2/1/2014 10:20PM

    I Liked Dr. Cordain's talk a lot. But the one thing that struck me about him is BOY is he an arrogant A$$!! At least the other folks have a humbleness to them. Maybe he does have the science to back him up, but GEEZ!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MIRWYN 1/28/2014 10:38AM

    I've been interested in this eating style. I can't wait to hear what you think!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/27/2014 8:32PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
SCOTMAMA 1/27/2014 7:13PM

    You've been a busy girl emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RITZIBROWN 1/27/2014 4:42PM

    Everything we need to know! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEST_LIFE_NOW 1/27/2014 1:25PM

  emoticon I see you have found what you were looking for!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.