SparkPeople Ancestral Health Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=55200 The Ancestral diet is based on food and lifestyle traditions of our ancestors, based on what has worked for thousands of years. SparkPeople Ancestral Health Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=55200 Practical Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x50344395 http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Paleo-Cust<BR>omized-Whole-Foods-Lifestyle/dp/193660<BR>8758/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=13<BR>49973009&sr=1-1 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:30:33 EST Kitchen Appliance Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47908965 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I know not everyone can afford epic blenders and processors and stuff, but it makes eating whole foods a lot more fun when you can blend up things like homemade almond milk and coconut butter. I want to hear from our friends who DO have epic kitchen equipment. I bought a $40 blender for my last birthday, and discovered that a blender with a high speed button is not the same as a high-speed blender. So for myself and anyone else seeking a reliable high-speed blender or top-q... Fri, 4 May 2012 10:02:34 EST Favorite Ancestral Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47704831 Share your favorite ancestral blogs here and share a bit about what you like about them. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:20:15 EST The 21-Day Sugar Detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x47704516 <link>www.facebook.com/21daysugardetox </link> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:55:57 EST 21-Day Sugar Detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22467x55200x47704470 There is a new 21 Day Sugar Detox starting on May 1 and I decided to give it a try. I already eat an ancestral diet, but I've noticed a lot more "healthy" sugar options (honey, maple syrup, dried fruit, coconut sugar, etc.) and "safe starches" (potatoes, white rice, fermented legumes, soaked grains, etc.) slipping back into my diet and I think that could be the reason I've seen my weight loss stop. None of those things are necessarily problematic once in a while, but they've been appearing wi... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:51:22 EST Is anybody else missing Latest In Paleo podcast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47595125 Angelo Coppola's dog died a couple of weeks ago, and he probably just needs a break from his unbelievably wonderful podcast, Latest in Paleo. <BR> <BR> Still, I'm still in withdrawals and would like to suffer with anybody who is also suffering... <BR> <BR> Anybody do Paleo/Ancestral Health podcasts? I like these. <BR> <BR> Latest in Paleo <BR> Jimmie Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb <BR> Robb Wolf and Greg Everett <BR> Sean Croxton's Underground Wellness <BR> Revolution Health (Chris Kress... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 16:54:45 EST daily chit chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47409833 Hi there! SusieQaz1 has been under the weather and so will be taking a break from this team for a little bit. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:49:07 EST looking for a leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47371769 I hate to just leave the team I started, and leave our team leaders in the lurch. Would anyone like to be primary team leader. I haven't even finished what I intended to start with this team, but feel I must move on. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 14:35:55 EST Whole30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x47298862 <link>whole9life.com/category/whole-30/ </link> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 23:03:05 EST Great start to my day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47208564 I decided to mix things up a bit today, since I'm getting very comfortable with my routine (aka rut). Instead of working from about 5am-1:30pm then doing stuff, I'm doing the 'stuff' first then working later. What a privilege to have a job that allows me to do that! <BR> <BR> My day began early with a small handful of Paleo trail mix and a cup of coffee. They were settled by the time it began to get light, when I drove down to the beach. It was blissfully quiet and peaceful for a solo, f... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:09:57 EST Jack Kruse has a new forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47081776 head on over and tell them that the little birdy told you about it. <BR> <link>forum.jackkruse.com/forum.php </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:19:41 EST paleo f(x) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x47008231 Who is going? Put the blow-by-blow account here! Sat, 10 Mar 2012 17:42:33 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55200x46943151 Just dropping in to say hi to all of you. I'm new to the paleo way of eating and am still doing research and have visited, and bookmarked Mark's daily apple and Whole9. I read some of the success stories that have changed the lives of children and I'm sure I can find tons of stories about adults too! I watched a video and I can't remember who it (I think it was on Mark's daily apple site) was but it was terrific and gave me a whole new understanding and broke things down quite a bit. <BR> ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:53:25 EST A couple of interesting links about a real "Grok" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46909220 <link>www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/<BR>338822/title/Frozen_mummy%E2%80%99s_ge<BR>netic_blueprints_unveiled </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/<BR>333533/title/The_Icemans_last_meal_goat </link> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 01:52:40 EST Paleo is a trendy new diet that isn't worth trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46736282 According to EatingWell, a low-calorie, healthy-eating magazine I used to subscribe to, the Paleo diet (referring to Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet) is apparently a celebrity diet (I guess Meagan Fox tried it?) that isn't worth trying! <BR> <BR> <link>www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/<BR>nutrition_news_information/the_pros_an<BR>d_cons_of_4_trendy_diets?utm_source=EWDNL </link> <BR> <BR> And why is there a problem with this? <BR> <BR> No dairy. <BR> <BR> I'll be blogging about this to... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:51:12 EST Interesting article on HFCS and diabetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46706075 <link>www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-art<BR>icles/153-why-diabetics-should-avoid-h<BR>igh-fructose-corn-syrup?hide_comments=<BR>true&utm_source=EmailNewsletter&utm_me<BR>dium=Diabetes&utm_campaign=DCN20120220 </link> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:07:09 EST Nut Butters ... YUM!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46706063 I've been having a pity party with myself for some time now over the loss of peanut butter. In a moment of weakness, I picked up a couple jars of "alternate" nut butters at a local independent grocery, expecting to have to "make do" and just get over it. <BR> But O.M.G. Is it good! <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> The one I just got into is cashew butter. It's made by a company called "Woodstock Farms", and it has NOTHING in it but cashews and (expeller pressed) safflower oil. Oh, yum. <BR> <BR> D... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 03:01:38 EST Paleo Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46578957 Thought you all might be interested in this... <BR> <BR> <link>paleosummit.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Should be very infomative!!!! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:25:20 EST Low-carb (mis)inf ormation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46527767 I am soooo frustrated with the common erroneous "information" on low-carb lifestyles! <BR> <BR> I followed a recipe link today to a nutritional site. They offered a low-carb section, which I naturally had to investigate. On that subsequent page were links to some low-carb related articles. I couldn't let well enough alone and had to look. I'm so sorry I did! <BR> <BR> They did have some good things to say about it, followed by the expected "buts". The negative statements were incomplete and... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:22:22 EST Share your new recipe finds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46503011 YUM! <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/peca<BR>n-crusted-chicken/e970f9e9-f261-4453-9<BR>8c4-e860f4f63ce7?WT.dcsvid=NDAyMTQxMTE<BR>wMAS2&rvrin=7AEE4831-4C4F-45CC-8510-9F<BR>A7229D566B&WT.mc_id=Newsletter_BC_02_0<BR>9_2012&nicreatID2=Newsletter_BC_02_09_2012 <BR> <BR> You can eliminate the panko with good results. Using any crushed nuts works great. mmmm Thu, 9 Feb 2012 13:24:02 EST seaweed wraps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46495584 <BR> I am reading a book called "Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition", by Paul Pitchford. It's based upon the TCM approach to health. While it's not completely compatible with a low-carb lifestyle (lots of beans and rice, et al), it did have an interesting commentary on proteins. It also gave a favorable nod to ancestral diets, although it does lean heavily toward primarily vegetarian foods. <BR> <BR> In any case - I've been having a problem eating as much prote... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 00:53:19 EST Wheat Belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46441983 I just finished reading "Wheat Belly" by William Davis. This is an outstanding book that I highly recommend! It is written by Dr. William Davis, who has years of experience treating people with wheat-free diets. This book is meticulously written with numerous footnotes to articles in the peer-reviewed medical journals and an extensive index. Dr. Davis has included sections on treating celiac disease and Type 2 diabetes with wheat-free diets with remarkable results! <BR> <BR> This book is... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 04:54:21 EST Lo-carb recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46431958 I'm presuming most of you already know about this ... but it's new to me. Maybe some of you don't know it, either. I'm absolutely drooling over some of these things! Check out the "Cheatos" and cheese "crackers"! omg <BR> <BR> Gotta run - going to the kitchen! LOL <BR> <BR> http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/reciperevi<BR>ew/index.php/category/1_Low%20Carb%20R<BR>ecipes <BR> Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:03:49 EST Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46358989 Fallon outlines practical ways to follow a Weston A. Price Foundation diet featuring grass-fed meats and dairy, real vegetables fruits and properly prepared grains, and soups and fermented foods. <BR> <link>www.westonaprice.org/ </link> WAPF <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Traditions<BR>-Challenges-Politically-Dictocrats/dp/<BR>0967089735 </link> Amazon book site <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=8898 </link> sparkteam Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:38:54 EST Coconut oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46355346 I am hearing good things about coconut oil. Mark Sisson in his book, "The Primal Blueprint," recommends it for cooking. I am hearing that it also has healing properties for Alzheimer's and other conditions. Does anyone use coconut oil? <BR> <BR> Here is a link to a video about the healing properties of coconut oil for Alzheimer's: <BR> <BR> <link>www.cbn.com/media/player/index.aspx?<BR>s=/mp4/LJO190v1_WS </link> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:36:47 EST Suggestions for work food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46247242 Every Wednesday, my coworkers and/or I bring in food to share in the morning. Everyone else brings in Dunkin' Donuts. I refuse to even walk into that store. In the past, I have generally brought in fruit and pastries from the store. I figure that the fruit is a healthy add-on and the pastries show that I am not trying to be too preachy about my diet. <BR> <BR> But, I really want to drop the pastries. Eggs don't travel well, sausage goes cold.....what do I bring in? Just fruit? Any sug... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 06:39:10 EST Mark's Daily Apple 21 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22467x55200x46243266 Another round just started over at the Primal team. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=21037x49946<BR>x45705817 </link> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:59:23 EST Supplements? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46215464 What sorts of supplements do you use, if any? <BR> <BR> Every plan has different recommendations. I'm trying to get a manageable list of likely options. It's looking like the supplements are going to fill me up for a whole meal! LOL "Multivitamins" don't even come close to the values quoted by some of these folks. <BR> <BR> Just wondering what works for everyone else. <BR> ~v~ Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:10:01 EST Debunking our favorite fallacies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46202059 One of the HUGE qualities of ancestral diets is the way they debunk and openly challenge what we call Conventional Wisdom. <BR> <BR> Most often, the dietary recommendations that we cavefolk like to slam the most are those that come from the American Heart Association. According to AHA, we need fiber from whole grains for satiety and less than 300mg cholesterol and less than 7% daily calories from saturated fats. They also give a nod to eating omega-3 rich fish and removing added sugars from ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:42:36 EST News of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46184641 <link>shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/could<BR>-popular-supplement-making-fat-1705008<BR>01.html </link> Are folks catching on why the ancestral diet is so great? Sun, 22 Jan 2012 22:40:40 EST Primal Lifestyle Sparkgroup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46184311 Can be found here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_<BR>individual.asp?gid=49946 <BR> <BR> It's based on Mark's Daily Apple, which can be found here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz1kFRO2<BR>pHu Sun, 22 Jan 2012 22:22:24 EST question of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46183843 ya right, like I am really going to get around to doing this eVERY day, right? Oh well, I can start. Question 1: What percent "ancestral" are you? 90 percent? 74 percent except on weekends when it drops down to 40? Are you a lurker? Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:53:22 EST Primal Body, Primal Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46183743 <link>www.primalbody-primalmind.com/ </link> I have not finished reading this one, but I have heard it is a litle different spin on the other plans. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:48:44 EST Jack Kruse's ("The Quilt) Leptin Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22466x55200x46183685 I am putting this in the exercise and living section because Dr. Kruse recommends a low-carb Robb Wolf or Mark Sisson-type eating plan. <BR> Here's Jack's website: <link>jackkruse.com/ </link> <BR> Here's the MDA "monster thread" <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread<BR>32345.html </link> <BR> sparkteam: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=52358 </link> <BR> Jack thinks that leptin resistance is the cause of most modern health problems. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:46:20 EST Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet For Athletes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46183629 <link>www.trainingbible.com/pdf/Paleo_for_<BR>Athletes_Cliff_Notes.pdf </link> <BR> Here is the basic summary. It has helped when I do endurance events. I try to keep as close to Paleo as possible with all of the modifications. Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:44:12 EST Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46183300 <em>343</em> under construction Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:26:09 EST Loren Cordain's Paleo Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46183275 Loren Cordain's Paleo diet features fresh fruits and vegetables, lean grass-fed meats, no grains, dairy or some nightshades. <BR> <BR> Website: <link>thepaleodiet.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the sparkteam: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=28224 </link> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:25:00 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55200x46167253 I am the team leader of the Paleo Diet Team, as well as the Celiac and Gluten Free team. I am very open to any and all Ancestral plans and don't subscribe whole-heartedly to any one. I feel it is a matter of fine-tuning and we can learn form every one, and use what makes the most sense and works for our unique bodies. Glad to be here! Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:40:28 EST Primal Blueprint http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22465x55200x46157191 Mark Sisson's popular Primal Blueprint features a higher-fat paleo diet and healthy lifestyle. The plan also includes dairy for people who don't have a problem. <BR> Site: <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz1k75zBV<BR>A6 </link> <BR> Sparkteam: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=49946 </link> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:08:12 EST Chat Cave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55200x46155120 Here's a place to grab your rug, and a mug of pine needle tea (or your favorite beverage) and chat about daily Ancestral happenings. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 09:53:10 EST