Dear Primalgirl: Paleo’s Gonna Kill Ya

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Okay, maybe I’m being a little mellow dramatic with the title of this post but when Ancel Keys is brought up, I get a little pissed off. I received this comment the other day on a post I did a while back called Can Going Paleo Give You Celiac Disease? The comment was just too long and complicated for me to write a simple rebuttal underneath. Instead, I decided to turn it into a post. I will address each point in black text so it is easier to distinguish who is “talking.” In case you don’t feel like reading the original post, I concluded that going Paleo hadn’t given me any new diseases or syndromes; instead the removal of particular foods from my diet caused me to be highly-aware of the immediate problems they created when reintroduced. Written by Scotty from www.mycollegenutrition.com:  I Highly Disagree, it’s totally possible to get an Autoimmune disease from any dietary restriction, Low carb paleo included. (by the way clay color poop is associated with problems in the pancreas). http://theskinnywhitebuddha.blogspot.com/2011/11/celiac-disease-diabetes-of-intesines.html Clay colored poop can be associated with pancreatic or liver problems. This is why I immediately had the doctor run a panel for me, to make … Continue reading

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

When I first heard about this, I thought it sounded disgusting. I hated cauliflower but I was so desperate for a slice of pizza I would try anything. Low and behold, it was the best thing I’d had in months. Not only does this make delicious pizza crust, but it also makes great bread for sandwiches, bread sticks or muffins, snacks for kids or a side dish. A guy I know eats it topped with steak and eggs in the morning. There are tons of uses for this stuff, and it’s delicious. I found the original recipe on the Internet and have tweaked it a bit. Mine is a great substitute for real pizza crust and holds up well enough to be eaten in your hands. Plus it’s gluten free, grain free, soy free and LOW CARB! Feel free to substitute broccoli for the cauliflower for a different taste. Depending on how thick you spread it on the pan, you’ll also have a different experience. INGREDIENTS: coconut oil or butter to grease pan 1 head of cauliflower, approx. 2 cups when steamed and smashed. 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/4 cup coconut or almond flour* 1 … Continue reading