SparkPeople Perfect Health Diet Team Messageboard The Perfect Health Diet Book helps us to understand the dietary and nutritional practices that lead to optimal health. Here we can learn from each other while on our quest for Perfect Health. SparkPeople Perfect Health Diet Team Messageboard Few More Spark Changes Per Coach Tanya: <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback buttons were... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:11:56 EST The Healthfulness of Eggs From PHD: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fulness-eggs/ </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:47:02 EST Changes coming! Brand New SparkPeople Experience! "Introducing a Brand New SparkPeople Experience!" <BR> <BR> Starting on Monday, October 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> "So what's changing? Your SparkPeople "Start" page. Members of SparkPeople know this page well since it's the page you see every time you log in to your SparkPeople account. That page has undergone a few changes over the years, but none are going to have as big of an impact as this one. The page is laid out in a completely new way, and even has some brand-new features!" <BR> <BR> <li... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:04:31 EST Gluten-Free Butternut Spice Cake ... along with a few other ideas for butternut puree - at the bottom after the recipe. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>butternut-spice-cake/ </link> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:02:03 EST The Ancestral Table Cookbook From PHD: <BR> <BR> "I’m pleased to congratulate Russ Crandall, proprietor of The Domestic Man, on his forthcoming cookbook: <BR> <BR> <BR> Russ’s cookbook is now available for pre-order on Amazon (see The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle), and will ship February 11, 2014. <BR> <BR> As Russ says in his announcement, The Ancestral Table is the first Perfect Health Diet cookbook. <BR> <BR> I was honored to write the Foreword. Russ is a master of world cuisines wit... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:20:23 EST 30 New Emoticons! From SP: <BR> "Our Tech folks put up about 30 new emoticons today, based on some of the most popular suggestions you've given. <BR> <BR> Enjoy!" Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:00:09 EST The Top 25 Paleo Bloggers according to PaleoHacks.... and in no particular order. (PHD made the list!) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ggers/ </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy!! Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:40:14 EST Autoimmune Panel: Wahls, Ballantyne, Jaminet, Gray From PHD: <BR> <BR> "This is probably the most important and interesting podcast I’ve had the privilege of being part of: an expert panel on Recovering from Autoimmune and Neurodegenerative Diseases. <BR> <BR> The panel was arranged by Whitney Ross Gray of Nutrisclerosis, who has recovered from Multiple Sclerosis with an ancestral diet rich in animal foods." <BR> <BR> More here: <BR> <link><BR>mune-panel-wahls-ballantyne-jaminet-gray/ </link> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 02:42:46 EST What are your September Goals? Do you have any September Goals for Nutrition? <em>301</em> <BR> For Fitness? <em>311</em> <BR> Do you want to start a new streak? <em>249</em> <BR> Continue a streak? <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Tell us about your September Goals so we can cheer each other on!! <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:48:35 EST Resistant Starch: Now We’re Getting Somewhere I can't include the direct link, because it is Free the Animal, which means of course bad words... even in the link! <BR> <BR> So if you want to know more, you will have to go here for now <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> And the link is also included on the PHD tator thread <BR> <link><BR>hing-you-might-want-to-know-about-the-<BR>potato/comment-page-3/#comment-197705 </link> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:58 EST Perfect Health Retreat Perfect Health Retreat at Albert Oaks Austin <BR> Official announcement & launch coming this weekend! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>venture-perfect-health-retreat/ </link> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:45:05 EST Paleohacks Podcast w/Paul Jaminet of PHD Dave from Paleohacks says: <BR> Paleohacks Podcast Episode #6 with Paul Jaminet has been posted! It's one of our best podcasts yet (and got the biggest response on the Paleohacks main site so far) - so check it out! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:06:04 EST Peter Lakatos: Tips for Better Movement From PHD: <BR> <BR> "Peter Lakatos gets most of the credit for making the Hungarian edition happen. In addition to being a PHD fan, Peter is a StrongFirst Girya Master Instructor with Pavel Tsatsouline, Expert 2 Krav Maga instructor with Eyal Yanilov, blue belt Brazilian jiu jitsu practicioner with Carlson Gracie Jr., and a creator of Primal Move. Peter was born and lives in Budapest, Hungary. <BR> <BR> Here are Peter’s tips for better movement. <BR> <BR> Move More, but for the Right Reaso... Thu, 30 May 2013 09:32:43 EST More on Resistant Starch My friend who guest posted on Paul's site, also has more info on Free the Animal, which Paul also referred his twitter followers to. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>assimilation-resistance.html </link> <BR> <BR> Tatortot had sent me an update last week however he wasn't sure when it might be posted. It looks like was posted today. I am not sure what the permanent link will be yet, but as for now, it is on the homepage. <BR> <BR> <link> </... Mon, 6 May 2013 20:14:41 EST New Podcast, Facebook Group, and Commenting System <link><BR>dcast/ </link> Mon, 6 May 2013 19:59:28 EST Everything You Might Want to Know About the Potato There's been some activity in the comments recently, that y'all might enjoy and find useful. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hing-you-might-want-to-know-about-the-<BR>potato/ </link> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:47:03 EST Fitness Leaderboard - March WTG!! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> 1)  FITNHEALTHYKAL - 3532 <BR> 2)  KRISTINSGOALS - 3,338 <BR> 3)  SNAPSHOTSTACY - 2,859 <BR> 4)  TERRIEHICKS - 2,724 <BR> 5)  GOODGETNBETR - 2,180 <BR> 6)  BABYTUXXY - 1,896 <BR> 7)  JOJOBEE318 - 1,822 <BR> 8)  YOGACHEF - 1,752 <BR> 9)  SPARKLINGLAF - 1,715 <BR> 10)  TEEBEE44 - 1,549 <BR> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 14:18:35 EST Yeah 100 Team members!!! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:17:37 EST Best Ever Paleo Almond Butter Cookies <link><BR>03/09/best-ever-paleo-almond-butter-co<BR>okies/# </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 14:18:17 EST Fitness Leaderboard - February <em>321</em> <BR> Top 10 Fitness Minutes for February <BR> <BR> 1)  TERRIEHICKS - 2,700 <BR> 2)  JANAMP09 - 1,825 <BR> 3)  FIT_ARTIST - 1,539 <BR> 4)  GOODGETNBETR - 1,447 <BR> 5)  BABYTUXXY - 1,394 <BR> 6)  DALSEGNO - 1,390 <BR> 7)  THINNYGINNY - 1,220 <BR> 8)  GOPINTOS - 1,058 <BR> 9)  HEYITSLISA - 1,031 <BR> 10)  LAUROCHKA - 979 <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 13:34:57 EST Food for a Fast The new edition has a great deal of information regarding fasting. <BR> <BR> <BR> Some people think a fast should involve no food at all, however Fasts don’t have to be food-free. Here is a link for more info: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>or-a-fast/ </link> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:59:14 EST J. Stanton's Book Review “The Perfect Health Diet is the new baseline from which all future attempts to determine the optimal human diet must be argued and measured.” J. Stanton <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ect-health-diet-scribner-edition-decem<BR>ber-2012/ </link> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:47:08 EST Three New Podcasts <BR> From PHD: <BR> "Several podcast interviews have come out this week: <BR> <BR> Stefani Ruper of Paleo for Women interviewed me on the Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show about what’s novel in our new book. <BR> <BR> Ben Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness discussed PHD with me and calls our book a “must-read” for athletes. He thinks the best diet for athletes is basically PHD with some intermittency worked in – I agree. (Update: The podcast can be found here, released on Feb 13, 2013.) <BR> ... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:02:45 EST Fitness Leader Board - January Top 10!! <BR> <BR> 1) SASSY2BFIT - 2,695 <BR> <BR> 2) BOBBIENORTHERN1 - 2,400 <BR> <BR> 3) DALSEGNO - 2,039 <BR> <BR> 4) JANAMP09 - 1,907 <BR> <BR> 5) FIT_ARTIST - 1,637 <BR> <BR> 6) GOODGETNBETR - 1,403 <BR> <BR> 7) HEYITSLISA - 1,256 <BR> <BR> 8) THINNYGINNY - 1,185 <BR> <BR> 9) HARLEYGIRL15 - 1,155 <BR> <BR> 10) LEARNINGWITHLIZ - 1,135 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:55:01 EST Any Super Bowl Party Plans? <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> I am not sure yet. Usually it is a last minute throw together type thing. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:08:59 EST Rice Syrup and Blood Glucose Response "I have been pondering lately on what constitutes a "low carb" diet and have just finished reading Perfect Health Diet" <BR> <BR> Continue Reading Here: <link> </link> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 14:02:32 EST Ask The Low-Carb Experts & AskBryan Podcasts PHD is on Jimmy Moore's podcast where these things are discussed: <BR> <BR> "four significant drivers of appetite: <BR> Malnourishment leading to “nutrient hunger”; <BR> Immune system reactions and inflammatory pathways to hunger; <BR> The role of gut bacteria and gut dysbioses in promoting hunger; <BR> The role of circadian rhythm disruption in increasing appetite. <BR> These are all pathways that can be modulated to minimize appetite and make weight loss easier." <BR> <BR> More info and l... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:32:35 EST Grain Free Pizza Crust <link><BR>01/25/grain-free-pizza-crust/ </link> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:43:18 EST How Paleo is PHD? How PHD is Paleo? Reader Feedback <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-feedback-a-roundup-with-my-reflections/ </link> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:12:54 EST Supplement and Food Recommendations Hope this helps! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pplements/ </link> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:21:19 EST F.lux to improve Sleep I notice a common theme in the many posts and blogs that I read. Trying to go to sleep and get enough sleep. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Spark has many articles and tips if you do a search, but I wanted to share a program called F.lux for your computer monitor. I have used it since I read about it on Mark's Daily Apple <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mprove-your-sleep/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the direct link to read more and download. It is free. <link>s... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:45:23 EST Must Watch! I watched this the other night. I downloaded from iTunes. <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:04:05 EST Red Palm Oil 2 Tablespoons a day of Red Palm Oil will reduce cholesterol by 40% in one month. <BR> This info on Dr. Oz show 1/10/13 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:19:08 EST I've changed my Blog site <link> </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:29:42 EST Hello! Hi ya"ll! <BR> I am a 56 year old animal rescuer who needs to lose 75 pounds and generally improve my health. Too many years of being overweight and living on junk food have really taken their toll. I work with a large no-kill shelter and want to continue to rescue animals as I get older but unless I do something to lose weight I am not going to be physically able to. I also have longstanding (since childhood) major depressive disorder that seems to be becoming less responsive to medication, ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 04:27:53 EST Confused! As a newcomer to this program, I am totally confused! Originally my husband and I were planning on doing the paleo diet but all the restrictions seems a bit too much and I need something we can live with. But I am confused. Paleo says no grains at all, no starch, and little fruit. PHD says rice and potatoes and carrots are OK, and althougfh fructose is bad, a POUND of fruit a day is OK. I just just don't know what to plan my diet on. I have ordered the book but it won't arrive til next week. ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 04:20:40 EST What’s New in the New Edition? How to Lose Weight PHD is not a "diet" like most ppl think of the word diet. It is a lifestyle and tells us what foods should be included in our day-to-day diet - diet as in the foods we consume. However the new book does address more of the issue of weight loss, as this is a major concern of many ppl. <BR> <BR> <BR> Excerpts from PHD webpage: <BR> <BR> Our book offers a unique take on obesity and weight loss. Some of the science is original to us – the ideas do not appear in Pubmed – and the conclusions a... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:25:08 EST January is Nat'l Soup Month! Do you have a favorite? Maybe even a recipe to share? Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:01:12 EST Fitness Leader Board - December Top Ten Leader Board (as of 5:40pm 1/31/12) <BR> <BR> 1) BOBBIENORTHERN1 - 3,600 <BR> 2) OWNSMALLCLOTHES - 3,120 <BR> 3) SASSY2BFIT - 3,110 <BR> 4) NWILKER - 2,321 <BR> 5) SWANATOPIA -2,316 <BR> 6) GOODGETNBETR - 2,177 <BR> 7) TRUNKJUNK - 1,152 <BR> 8) HARLEYGIRL15 - 1,092 <BR> 9) AMYD726 - 1,060 <BR> 10) FIT_ARTIST - 961 <BR> <BR> <BR> Great Job Everyone!! <em>185</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:40:14 EST Any plans for New Year's Eve or Day? We were planning a get together, but the snow is putting a damper on that. We have a pretty good hill to get back up. My sister will have to come out cuz I have her daughter today, so they may stay all night. I have the other guest rooms ready in case anyone shows up. <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow should be relatively quiet and relaxing. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:09:26 EST I'm here for the long haul Hello all, <BR> I've had a few challenges and plenty of mis-steps, however, it was always one step closer to my desires of the heart. <BR> <BR> Drs led me to believe I'd be in wheelchair by 40 with childhood arthritis. I did go into wheelchair for almost a year and realized that I did not want to go down this way. At 62 I can walk about 4-5,000 steps a day so I choose to exercise in water where I can really stretch out. <BR> <BR> Nutritional Ketogenic is actually how I eat now. I've foun... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:35:58 EST USA TODAY! on December 31 From PHD webpage: <BR> <BR> On Monday December 31, USA Today will include us in a piece on new diet books. <BR> <BR> In the January Vogue, now on newsstands, we are described as “Paleo Perfected.” They say, “The caveman and his eating habits … undergoes an adjustment in a new book, Perfect Health Diet.” Yes, cavemen may now eat white rice! <BR> <BR> What seems to resonate with the media is the idea of an updated, accessible, tastier version of Paleo. I think that’s exactly what we are, an... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:20:03 EST Are you your own Santa? Do you give yourself gifts during the holidays? Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:05:57 EST January - PHD in the media! January issue of Vogue <BR> & <BR> January issue of Australian Women's Weekly <BR> <BR> There are a number of podcast & radio shows in January also. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-reviews/ </link> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:06:28 EST New Book Launch December 11, 2012 You can read more here! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g-ready-for-the-book-launch/ </link> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 17:24:38 EST How to Minimize Hyperglycemic Toxicity I enjoyed this, thought others might also :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-minimize-hyperglycemic-toxicity/ </link> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:49:46 EST Leftover Turkey? What do y'all do with your leftover turkey? Fri, 23 Nov 2012 08:01:41 EST Huddles Lovin' the huddles!!! <em>250</em> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:57:20 EST The Safe Starches Panel from AHS 2012 Another interesting post over at PHD. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fe-starches-panel-from-ahs-2012/ </link> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 11:06:28 EST A Christmas Challenge Countdown!! 49 days left!! 7 weeks! <BR> <BR> Set your goal and chart your progress here!! You can count the pounds, count the inches, count the number on the scale, however you want to track it!! <BR> <BR> I'll go first. I will take the safe route, and say 2lbs per week. I dont know how "safe" with other holidays and holiday parties thrown in there, but I can do this!!! <BR> <BR> So begins the 14lbs of Christmas. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> You can check the number of days left by clicking... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:13:19 EST Chocolate: What is the Optimal Dose? Loved this blog over at PHD!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ate-what-is-the-optimal-dose/ </link> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 05:52:30 EST Perfect Health Diet tweaks? Paleo Hacks <BR> <BR> Very interesting comment by Travis Culp about Paul Jaminet's advice in Perfect Health Diet about butter. Author then chimes in... <link> </link> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:42:24 EST