I’ve moved the Explore More posts to Fridays.  Let me know if you like the change or not.

I’ve got lots for you this week and already have pieces in the queue for next week … I just have to read through them again.  So, let’s get started:

Do you ditch your egg yolks and virtuously only eat the whites?  Not only is that a waste of egg, you’re not doing your body any favors.  Here are ten great reasons to keep those yolks in your dish from Grassfed Girl.

Confused about the (mis)information out there on GMOs?  Wondering if they should concern you?  Chris Kresser weighs in with his thoughts here.

Grassfed beef has a more desirable fat profile than conventional beef.  But, in the United States, it is more expensive.  US Wellness provides some suggestions on how to better afford grassfed beef.

This article really frustrated me.  It discusses a study that concluded carbohydrates are bad for the brains of “older people” and that fat is good for their brains.  This is all well and good and seems in line a more ancestral way of eating that includes lots of great animal protein and natural saturated fats.  But a researcher says,

“This may be one of the benefits of growing older,” she said. “Cholesterol is bad for middle-aged hearts, and what’s bad for hearts generally is bad for brains. But with older people, that may not be so true. All fats seem to be good for the brain, and perhaps not as bad for the heart as when they were younger.”

Now, if they had also conducted the study on another age group (like people in “middle-age”) and seen different results, then such a conclusion may have been warranted.  But they didn’t.

The study is based on four years of data from 1,230 Olmsted County residents age 70 to 89 who volunteered in 2004.

This “conclusion” that “Cholesterol is bad for middle-aged hearts …” is not universally accepted as true.  It kind of stuns me that even with these positive results, the researcher is still willing to unquestioningly hold on to the paradigm that the conventional low-fat / high fiber / minimal animal product “diet” is optimal.

Have you ever made a cauliflower pizza crust?  A friend of mine served one to my kids and they loved it.  It is definitely on my to-do list.

Isn’t this creamy fruit salad gorgeous?

Oh, how this list of real food books for children made my heart sing!  My daughter was standing next to me as I read it and cried out in glee when she saw the picture of her beloved [amazon_link id=”B005YPIJPY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Blueberries for Sal[/amazon_link].

Do you have beloved recipes that you want to include on your holiday menu but don’t know how to change them to make them gluten free, dairy free or eggless?  The Paleo Mom’s series on how to “paleofy” foods is going to be your new best friend.

I don’t even like egg nog, so why have I thought about this recipe all week-long?

I’m going to keep my eye on this one: a doctor in Australia believes the HPV vaccine sent his teen patient into early menopause.

Finally, do you avoid MSG?  This is a great list with ways it may be sneaking in your diet even if you are an avid label-reader.

I have so much more I could have shared, but I think that’s enough to load your brain for one week!  Have a great weekend, and I will catch you Monday with another installment from The Caregiver Series.

11 Responses to “Explore More – December 7th”

  1. on 07 Dec 2012 at 10:45 amJoy at The Liberated Kitchen

    Hi there, great links today! Thanks for sharing my cauliflower crust recipe with the world 🙂

  2. on 07 Dec 2012 at 10:54 amKristine Rudolph

    Happily, happily! Thanks for dropping by.

  3. on 07 Dec 2012 at 11:01 amhot Nai Nai

    I for one like Explore more on Friday because it gives me all weekend to explore.!!!!

  4. on 07 Dec 2012 at 12:56 pmKristine Rudolph

    That was my thinking in moving it. Thanks for the feedback!

  5. on 07 Dec 2012 at 11:03 amRobin @ Thank Your Body

    Lots of great links! Thanks so much for sharing my fruit salad recipe. Love what you have here.

  6. on 07 Dec 2012 at 12:56 pmKristine Rudolph

    I am fixated on your fruit salad recipe … just got in from a walk and it was on my mind! 😉

  7. on 07 Dec 2012 at 12:04 pmKatherine

    Chock full of terrific links. Thank you. I’m especially interested in following the HPV developments.

  8. on 07 Dec 2012 at 12:57 pmKristine Rudolph

    Very intriguing, no? My heart breaks for that young woman.

  9. on 07 Dec 2012 at 3:19 pmSean @ FRH

    Thanks for the link love!

  10. on 07 Dec 2012 at 5:32 pmKristine Rudolph

    Not sure why WordPress is not adding my replies after the messages to which I am replying. Sorry for the confusion. I will investigate!

  11. on 07 Dec 2012 at 11:34 pmKatie

    LOVE cauliflower crust, even a hit with my husband who usually cringes when I change his beloved favorite foods 🙂 Also, very intrigued by the vaccine – vaccines still make me nervous. I’ve dealt with quite a few foreign regulatory agencies and Australia’s TGA has been by far the most impressive, hopefully they will put the necessary research into the safety of the vaccine.

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