Posts By Squatchy


Help With Research On Diet and Well-being

Written by Laura Saslow: Hi all!  I’m a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, interested in better understanding the physical and mental health impacts of various diets.  Although the gold-standard method of this research involves randomized controlled trials, a good first step can be to understand the effects Read more…

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Neurotransmitter Deficiency and Obesity

  Written by: Kevin Cann Obesity has a strong link to mental illness, and mental illness has a strong link to obesity.  An epidemiological study performed by Becker showed that obese women had the highest rate of mental disorders overall (Becker, 2001).  People with mental disorders have increased risk for Read more…

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Straightening Out The Arachidonic Acid Debate

  Written by: Kevin Cann   After talking to a few of my fellow peers I realized there was still a misunderstanding out there about animal fats, especially arachidonic acid.  Most people believe arachidonic acid should be kept to a minimum in the diet because of its pro-inflammatory effects.  This Read more…

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Janelle Reverses Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

  Written by Janelle Pica               “You may just have to wait ten years, at which point we can arrange medication for you.” I can still hear those words echoing in my head even though it has been years since that day in the office of my endocrinologist (who, Read more…

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Antioxidants And Pesky Free Radicals

Written by: Kevin Cann             We have all heard about free radicals and antioxidants.  Understanding the mechanisms of both within our bodies is an important factor when we are deciding the foods to make as staples of our diets.  All diseases increase free radicals.  So this means if we up Read more…

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The Proof Is In How I Look And Feel

Written by: Tabitha I’ve always been an athletic and healthy person. No one in my family really struggles with disease or conditions. The women in my mom’s family seem to get hypothyroidism, but it hasn’t affected me. I grew up very active and able to eat anything in as large Read more…

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Paleo Gave My Father New Life

Written by: Susie Singer My family is living proof that it is never too late to do the right thing.  A year ago almost to the day I write this, my father nearly died.  He had been unhealthy and ignorant of his diet all his life.  My mother frequently attempted Read more…

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Stress and The Food Reward System

Written by: Kevin Cann   Understanding the dynamics of weight loss has always been a hot topic in the literature, and will continue to be until we can fully understand the dynamic components of the disease.  Most people will attempt various diet and/or exercise programs in feeble attempts to shed Read more…

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Tracy Tried A Paleo Diet For 30 Days, And She’s Sticking With It!

Hi Robb( & whoever else may read this), At the end of February I had had enough. I was feeling awful- no motivation to move my body at all, a general sluggishness and talking crap to myself about how I was having a hard time getting back ”on track”. I Read more…

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Lauren after her recovery

Lauren’s Victory Over Her Eating Disorder

Written by: Lauryn Lax         The Paleo Solution, by Robb Wolf. Hmm..this looks interesting. It doesn’t have the word “diet” on it…but Solution? And so about a year ago, I picked up Robb Wolf’s bestseller. It is important to note, prior to my encounter with this publication Read more…

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