Recent Food Posts

Is paleo bad for the environment?

To those who say paleo (or any particular way of eating) is “bad for the environment” (the supposed latest critique from the mainstream media): I’m finding I’m just too tired to get nit-picky over what are overwhelming highly-generalized and totally-missing-the-point arguments. I find us, in the paleo community, repeating ourselves a lot, and people STILL…

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“You don’t eat a lot of meat, right?”

Ahhh, it happened again! I was asked, “You don’t eat a lot of meat, right?” I often get mistaken for a vegetarian, or close to it (a “flexitarian”). Why would someone think that? Because they see me as a “healthy eater,” and therefore I must not eat a lot of meat, because we all know…

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Recent Health & Wellness Posts

The primacy of gut biomes

Angelo Coppola’s LatestInPaleo podcast always make me nod and gasp in agreement and epiphany, but episode #119 made me holler. Gut biomes! Who knew they could be so exciting? Consider this. The health of our gut bacteria directly correlates to our own health–not only our digestive health, but our whole body and mind health. It…

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Good Hygiene Is Not Always What You Think It Is: A Conversation

Good Hygiene Is Not Always What You Think It Is | They Call Me Oystergirl

In part 1 of “Good Hygiene Is Not Always What You Think It Is”, I began the story of how I changed from the constantly-compulsively-cleaning agent of mainstream synthetic hygiene I grew up as, to the crunchy, hairy, au natural, only mildly dirty hippie you smell before you. In part 2 of “Good Hygiene Is Not…

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Good Hygiene Is Not Always What You Think It Is (Part 2)

Good Hygiene is not always what you think it is | They Call Me Oystergirl

In part 1 of “Good Hygiene Is Not Always What You Think It Is”, I began the story of how I changed from the constantly-compulsively-cleaning agent of mainstream synthetic hygiene I grew up as, to the crunchy, hairy, au natural, only mildly dirty hippie you smell before you. It began when I was 20 and continued…

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