Leptin & Cooking Beans

One of Paleo's arguments against beans/legumes is that they contain leptin (commonly found in beans) & that it is detrimental to human health. Many traditional diets consume legumes, and I think wholesale exclusion is unwarranted, because, as is the case with phytic acid, they still appear in the paleo diet (here in the form of …

Advertisements

Minimalist Shoes

They are all the rage-- shoes that allow your foot to be 'a foot'. Vibram shoes started the trend, and there has been a rise of thin soled shoes advertising reduced ankle injury and all the healthiness associated with a forest. I'm not sure their claims are really supportable...first thing to note is that we …

Essential Amino Acids: Valine, Isoleucine & Leucine (BCAAs)

Valine maintains mental vigor, muscle coordination and emotional calm. It is obtained from meat, fish, soy, cheese and vegetables. The RDA is 12mg/kg/day, and deficiencies manifest through neurological defects in the brain. L-Isoleucine is necessary for hemoglobin formation, regulating blood sugar, energy levels and wound healing. It is found in meat, fish, cheese, eggs and most seeds …