Still wondering how to cook your Thanksgiving dinner? Don't worry, our good friends Bill & Hayley from Primal Palate have a classic Thanksgiving Turkey & Stuffing recipe that is here to save the day. See our recipe section below for all the details, or visit their website for plenty of holiday dinner ideas.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we are limited to shipping on Monday & Tuesday only. Since FedEx is closed on Thursday, November 27, we will not be able to ship on Wednesday, November 26. If you have an order shipping this week, we highly encourage you to keep an eye on the tracking number to help us ensure that everything delivers in a timely manner. We appreciate your understanding of our shipping limitations.
With the holiday season hustle and bustle in full swing, one thing most of us want to avoid this time of year is the winter cold. Some people seem to get it every year and think it's normal, but there are actually things you can do to help prevent colds and the flu. Chris Kresser is always a wealth of knowledge, and he has some great tips to help you stay healthy this time of year.
According to quite a few old wives' tales, bone broth is one of the most healing elixirs out there. It is packed with nutrients, and our newest recipes are so good you can drink them straight. Our very popular Chicken Stock is on sale this week, making it a great time to stock up for any holiday recipes, or just to help keep the winter flu at bay!
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|Dr. Al Sears|
Some Shrooms for Your Brain
By: Dr. Al Sears, MD
I like to study in the morning after I do my PACE workout. It's quiet, and the sun I get on my back patio here in South Florida is warm and pleasant early in the morning.
It feels like my own personal bottle of vitamin D shining down on my skin. I thought about that yesterday in particular as I was reading up on the newest research on Alzheimer's disease and how I can help my patients and their spouses.
I get a lot of patients who come to me saying their mother or husband has the disease, and what can I do to help them? As I was browsing one database, I came across a new study in the prestigious journal Neurology.
Researchers from Exeter University in England and the University of Michigan followed 1658 people who were healthy when the study started, with no dementia or Alzheimer's. Of the 141 people who developed dementia or Alzheimer's, they found a shocking 225% greater risk for people who got the least vitamin D.(1)
If you've been receiving my letters to you for a while now, you've read a lot about vitamin D for its role in health. It prevents 17 different kinds of cancers, and helps you build strong bones so you can avoid osteoporosis.
Vitamin D also lowers inflammation, improves mood, boosts your immune system, lowers your risk of heart disease, and helps prevent diabetes.
And here we have another piece of evidence that staying out of the sun - our main source of vitamin D - is contributing to many of the diseases that are the most prevalent today...
Editors Note: Dr. Al Sears, M.D. is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for building a vibrant, disease-free life, go here now. You'll learn how to stop Father Time without giving up the foods you love.
10 Ways to Boost Testosterone Naturally
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
If you've watched television or flipped through a magazine lately, you may have seen one of the many ads targeting men that sound something like this:
"Do you experience fatigue, moodiness and loss of libido? If so, you may have low testosterone..."
By defining low testosterone as a "disease", drug companies have turned this
hormonal issue into a $2.4 billion industry and growing. The number of testosterone prescriptions (like AndroGel, Fortesta and Axiron) has quadrupled since 2000.
And while low testosterone is a common issue for many men as they age, it doesn't have to be.
In fact, testosterone is very responsive to simple diet and lifestyle changes that don't require a prescription and have only pleasant "side effects."
Here are 10 simple and effective things that men can do to boost testosterone naturally:
#1: EAT MORE CHOLESTEROL & FAT
Cholesterol is a steroid-like compound that acts as precursor to testosterone. Without enough of this vital starting material, your body cannot produce adequate levels of testosterone. Cholesterol is only found in animal foods and is richest in wild shrimp
and whole eggs.
Like cholesterol, fat is also necessary to produce testosterone. In fact, research published in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry
found that eating a diet comprised of less than 40% fat can reduce testosterone levels. Saturated fat is especially important to boost this male hormone and is found in grass-fed beef
, pastured pork, tallow
, duck fat
and coconut products.
#2: GET MORE ZINC
Zinc is best known for its beneficial effects on the immune system. But it is also crucial for your body's production and release of testosterone...
Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is author of more than a dozen books on nutrition and natural healing. She is also the co-founder of Wellness Bakeries, which has just released their newest product - Better Bread - a 100% Paleo bread mix you can whip up in 5 minutes flat.
|Recent Health News|
Time Spent Preparing Meals at Home Linked to Healthier Diet
Time may be one of the most essential ingredients for a healthy diet, finds new research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Spending more time at home preparing meals is associated with several indicators of a better diet, such as eating more fruits and vegetables. Conversely, spending less than an hour a day preparing food at home is associated with eating more fast food and spending more money eating out.
"There is very little data on the time cost of healthy eating," said Pablo Monsivais, Ph.D., M.P.H., the study's lead author and a senior university lecturer with the Center for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine in England.
The findings are based on responses from 1,319 adults who participated by phone in the Seattle Obesity Study in 2008 and 2009. Participants answered questions about how many hours a day they averaged preparing and cooking food and cleaning up after meals. They also reported on food consumption and spending, as well as use of restaurants. About 16 percent of participants said they spent less than one hour a day on meal preparation. About 43 percent reported spending between one and two hours per day on meal preparation, while 41 percent said they spent more than two hours a day on it.
Employment outside the home was associated with fewer hours spent preparing meals. Notably, about two-thirds of those who reported that they prepped, cooked and cleaned up were women. People with less time available for meal preparation also appear to value convenience, choosing more often to eat out or to buy fast food and ready-made foods to eat at home.
"This study reinforces what previous studies and nutrition practice tells us: that time is commonly reported as a barrier to healthy eating," said Lauri Wright, Ph.D., R.D.N., a registered dietician and nutritionist and assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Wright, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, reiterated an observation made in the study: "Besides time and cost, people often don't feel confident about their ability to prepare healthy meals."
Wright added, "Registered dietician/nutritionists give close consideration to the issue of time when making their recommendations. They can give tips on ways to optimize time and money, such as planning meals, shopping ahead and preparing some foods in advance that can allow families to have quick-to-prepare healthy meals and snacks."
Health Behavior News Service, part of the Center for Advancing Health. "Time spent preparing meals at home linked to healthier diet." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 November 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141107134919.htm>.
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Cheat Meal Strategies to Prevent the Holiday Weight Gain!
By: Scott Mendelson
We need a cheat meal strategy to keep the body fat off the belly and thighs during the holidays! The holidays always get off track with a huge meal on Thanksgiving and it goes downhill from there with a lot of belly fat accumulation through the rest of the year. How do I prevent the "damage" during the big holiday meals while still losing body fat between now and the end of the year?
Casey & Ron
Casey & Ron,
Great question! Dr. Serrano and I have developed comprehensive Cheat Meal Strategies
which are very effective during the holiday season to prevent body fat accumulation. In many cases trainees can benefit from some large meals to speed up metabolism when they are executed correctly. We run across many new clients who historically have eaten less than what the body needs for an extended period of time to support body fat loss. Unfortunately the body adapts to the low calories strategies quickly and continues to slow down metabolism!Train Hard Before A Big Meal to Speed Up Metabolism
Weight training 1-2 hours before the Thanksgiving meal will have your metabolism fired up and ready to go! The Mechanical Advantage Training Strip Set Routine is great for fat burning due to the high density of the training sessions. Packing a lot of high quality work into a relatively short period of time helps to spike fat burning hormones. Weight training at this critical time also opens the muscles to a high rate of nutrient utilization. In addition to the detailed example routine we have also listed demonstration videos...Continue Reading...
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Paleo Thanksgiving Turkey & Stuffing
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 packs of button mushrooms, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons each, rosemary, thyme, and sage, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp each, fennel seeds, anise, and paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
- Place bell pepper, mushrooms, and celery into skillet and saute.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, sage, fennel seeds, anise, paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
- Add ground pork mixture to skillet, and cook until pork is browned slightly.
- Remove from heat, and discard any liquid in the pan.
- 1 pastured turkey
- Duck fat
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Place turkey in a roasting pan.
- Season turkey with salt and pepper, including the body cavity.
- Stuff turkey with pork stuffing.
- Place any remaining stuffing into a baking dish, cover and place in the fridge.
- Rub turkey with duck fat.
- Tuck wings under the breast, and tie the legs together with kitchen twine.
- Tent turkey with aluminum foil, and place in the oven.
- Roast turkey 20 minutes per pound at 325 degrees, this will be about 5 hours for a 16 lb turkey.
- Place outside stuffing in the oven, uncovered for the last 20-30 minutes of cooking, or until the stuffing is crispy on the tops, and the pork is cooked through.
Simple Thanksgiving Gravy Recipe:
- Pour all turkey drippings and scraps from the bottom of the roasting pan into a blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth and pour into a gravy boat.
This recipe and photo are courtesy of our good friends Bill & Hayley of Primal Palate. Their Thanksgiving recipe is a classic, and their website has plenty of paleo classics for any occasion. If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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In honor of National Bison Day, which was November 1, these beautiful shots are courtesy of the amazing farmers at Wild Idea Buffalo
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