Grab a glass of iced tea and sit down for some good reads. It’s the Wholesome Weekend Roundup featuring my top health and wellness links from around the web this week.
Is Your Thyroid Really Running the Show? – This article suggests that your thyroid isn’t doing you any favors if you eat grains. Of course it’s written by the doc that wrote Wheat Belly. But I still think the info here is valid. I can literally feel my thyroid functioning better when I avoid eating grains.
Cracking the Back-to-School Code – Biohack the school year. Dave Asprey shows you how. But really, this stuff is mostly common sense and should be getting done anyway. I love this quote by the way: “Sugar is straight kryptonite for kids…” As a former teacher I can validate that. Please, for the love of your child’s teacher, don’t give them sugary snacks!! Hummus and carrots, fruit or string cheese makes a much better snack.
12 Ways to Overcome Constipation – Can’t poop? If you’re a human being who “poops from your butt” you need to read this extensive post about shit. There’s some great poop advice on here and this really makes me want to get a squatty potty. I added it to my Christmas list, in case you were wondering.
Nature Heals – You know I love my pro-nature articles! This one shares research on how living in an urban area (i.e. Los Angeles) causes anxiety and living in an area with great access to nature (i.e. Boise) can extend your lifespan.
Diet Quality and the Attractiveness of Male Body Odor – This is an abstract to an article that can be purchased, but here’s the basic idea: Men smell more attractive to women if they eat meat, healthy fats and brightly colored fruits and veggies (basically a paleo diet). This makes total sense from a biological standpoint. Perhaps my smelly, ranch-Dorito-loving ex should take note.
Is a Vegan Diet Healthy for Kids? – Nope! And if you raise vegan kids in Italy, you may face jail time.
Why Training Your Tendons is Important (And 11 Ways to do It) – My tendons love to be trained. Seriously. You should especially check out #11. And then go purchase a MyoBuddy Massager Pro. Use code Wholesome16 for $50 off plus free shipping!
Still Think Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Real? – It’s real, alright! My head, thyroid and tendons (see above link) can attest to that.
‘I Fought Brain Cancer by Quitting Carbs’ – See, your brain loves fat. Here’s the proof. And also, this is one possible cure for cancer. So why are we giving so much money to cancer “charities” when an answer already exists?
An Unconventional Cardiologist Promotes a High Fat Diet – “Too often people rely on pills as an antidote to poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. A lot of people feel that they can eat whatever they want and just take a statin and not have to worry about exercise.” This pretty much sums up why we’re in the mess we’re in and how a diet higher in fat and lower in ‘bad stuff’ can help get us out of it.
I’m off to go eat some fatty bacon now. Have a wonderful week.