A Critical Perspective on Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation are two heavily touted and prescribed supplements with ample epidemiological evidence to back their efficacy in reducing bone fracture and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk (1,2, 3,4,5). Furthermore, deficiencies in either calcium or vitamin D are associated with a host of pathological conditions including: osteoporosis, neoplastic colonic growth, rickets, and dental … Continue reading

Gluten and Weight Gain Study Part III: The Wrap Up

It is time for part 3 and to bring a close to the gluten free diet and weight gain paper. Part 1 and 2 discussed the results of the paper in regards to weight gain, adiposity, insulin resistance, glucose homeostasis, hormonal responses (i.e. leptin, resistin, and adiponectin, LPL, and HSL), along with nuclear receptor activity … Continue reading

Carbohydrates and Type II Diabetes

 Carbohydrates and Type II Diabetes (Image c/o olympichottub.com) This week in one of my courses, we discussed a research study that examined the effects of exercise on type II diabetes.  During the discussion, we examined the dietary recommendations in the study.  The recommendations followed the standard diet prescription of high carb, low fat, low protein … Continue reading

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Coronary Heart Disease On my last post about the vilification of fat I indicated I was going to start a series on fat, which I am (and frankly, am looking forward to my next post about saturated fat), but I decided to take a little detour this week.  … Continue reading

Why Mainstream Media Condemned Fat, What They Got Wrong, and Why You Should Still Eat It

Why Mainstream Media Condemned Fat, What They Got Wrong, and Why You Should Still Eat It This post started out to be a brief overview of fats and then my nerdy side kicked in and I wanted to address a wide range of questions; therefore, I decided to start a small series of fat related … Continue reading

Q & A: Hypothyroid and Cruciferous Vegtables

Today’s post is from a question I received from a student here on campus.  I decided to take a 50,000 foot view approach to the hypothyroid issue and keep things as simple as possible so I could give them the information they needed without hammering too many details. Dear Collegiate Paleo, I have a hypothyroid … Continue reading

October Challenge: Tackle Fructose Head On!

A Personal 31-Day Challenge to Reduce Fructose Intake Don’t Go Bananas On Your Fruit Intake! Since reading Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution almost 3 years ago I have been living a “Paleo” lifestyle as close as I possibly can (the sleep part is still tough due to being a Ph.D. student, school often times keeps … Continue reading

Roast That Chicken!

  I wanted to take a crack at an old world classic, roasted chicken. Chicken is an ideal choice of protein for any type of athlete. It has a perfect combination of lean and fatty meat, covers all your amino acids needs in a protein, and when roasted (not coated in processed flour and thrown … Continue reading

Stocking Your Collegiate Paleo Kitchen

Eating Paleo isn’t rocket science, although the physiological effects it has on our body may seem like it. Just follow the “Paleo” Mantra of “Meats, veggies, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, NO Sugar” and you are set.  That being said, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find Paleo friendly food when you are … Continue reading

How to Get Started with Paleo

The goal of this blog is to share my knowledge and passion for the Paleo way of eating. It has changed my life in ways I never thought it would (I am going to post my whole story in one of the upcoming posts).  Specifically I want to reach college students around the world, share … Continue reading

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