Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?  I am in denial.  I have prepped my menu and generated my shopping list thanks to Pepperplate.  I am wild about that app!  I downloaded the bookmarklet which makes it super-simple to store recipes from blogs, which is where I find probably 80% of what I cook these days.

I worked on a Thanksgiving recipe tonight that I plan to share later this week.  It’s delicious and I can’t wait for you to try it.  Hint … buy some sweet potatoes at the market.

Speaking of the holiday, check out this pecan pie recipe.  It looks fabulous and there is no corn syrup in it.  Whether it’s the insulin spike you want to avoid or the GMOs so rampant in corn, this looks like a great option.

Looking for something to nosh on while you prep your meal?  This Apple Pie Paleo Granola may fit the bill.  It’s Paleo, so it’s grain free.  I am dying to be able to eat nuts again so that I can enjoy yummies like this.

Need more Thanksgiving recipe ideas?  The Daily Dietribe has a whole bunch of them.  Whether Paleo, Primal or Vegan, all are gluten free.

Remember how I raved about Diane Sanfilippo’s [amazon_link id=”1936608758″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Practical Paleo[/amazon_link]?  She offers the “tear outs” from the end of her book in a PDF form on her website.  You can find them here.  These contain great information about stocking a pantry, how to select high quality fats, eating gluten free and more.  Don’t miss these freebies!

Speaking of quality fats, here’s some good information about hydrogenated oils and artificial trans fats, and why you want to avoid them.

Everyday Paleo featured a terrific n=1 experiment this week, showing how a woman intentionally ate and worked out to gain bulk, but ended up leaner than when she began the experiment.  It’s meant to dispel the notion that women will become “too big” through strength training.  Obviously, it wasn’t a scientifically rigorous study, but it is still interesting to consider.

The more I learn about the gut, the more I am convinced that we have just scratched the surface of understanding its role in physical and mental health.  I have two pieces for you this week along those lines.

The first is from Chris Kresser and explores whether your leaky gut is making you fat.  (By the way, I don’t love that ‘f’ word.  I used it because it’s in the title of the article.)

The second comes to me by way of High Heeled Mama.  It’s all about the link between the gut and mental health.  This is fascinating stuff, and I cannot get enough of it.

Speaking of mental health, this article discusses the use of SSRIs during pregnancy and possible ill-effects on the baby including miscarriage and pre-term birth.

Finally, here’s a interesting list of things you should know about toileting, but probably don’t.  (I’ll remind you, I am obsessed with pelvic health!)  Can I just add that I was raised by a urologist, and yet discovered I regularly violate the first thing the article mentions!  I even coached my 4-year-old this week on “just-in-case” pottying.

See, that’s why we keep exploring.  There is always more to learn!



4 Responses to “Explore More – November 14th”

  1. on 14 Nov 2012 at 9:49 amhot Nai Nai

    This is the second recipe with a “different” sugar. Where can I get maple sugar and coconut sugar?

  2. on 14 Nov 2012 at 1:21 pmhot Nai Nai

    never mind that question…I found everything and more by going to books and media that you love…thanks…I also think a blog on Christmas presents that you love would be a good article. might help some of the men (and moms) find gifts!!!

  3. on 20 Jun 2013 at 12:34 amTracy

    Thanks for the “toileting” Pelvic Guru shout out. I just noticed you posted this. So glad to know you are obsessed with pelvic health! 🙂

  4. on 20 Jun 2013 at 11:09 amKristine Rudolph


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