Weekly Round Up

6 Mar

Here it is, the Highbrow Paleo group’s rants, links and eats from the past week.

When the group is asked whether a sucky chicken stock can be saved, we wind up talking about the advantages of fanny packs over man purses, (BTW fanny DOES NOT mean buttocks in the UK). In the end, Katherine recommends this chicken stock recipe. 

Vicki has been collecting vintage cookbooks. She shared a few recipes including:


Beat four eggs. Add to them four tablespoonfuls of stock, four tablespoonfuls of cream, a saltspoonful of salt and half a saltspoonful of pepper. Turn them into a saucepan, stand in a pan of hot water, stir with an egg-beater until they are thick and jelly-like. Turn at once into a heated dish and send to the table.

~ Many Ways for Cooking Eggs, by Mrs. S.T. Rorer

Pat is a little stressed and requests some good meditation sources. Amanda like Yoga Nidra, Andre delivers with Diana Lang guided meditation, and Kamal recommends Jon Kabat -Zinn as a resource.

Blood orange, berries, kale, Japanese sweet potato, chicken sausage, eggs in pepper rings.

We listened to a whole bunch of Paleo Summit presentations. Can’t say that we discussed very many of them, but the ones that seemed to top our list were Dr. O’Bryan, Paul Jaminet, and Chris Kresser. We have to commend Sean Croxton for doing such a great job. Those were A LOT of interviews and it took a tremendous amount of work to pull all of them together to be sure.

Meredith took a very informal and tiny poll of HBP members and people on Paleohacks to gauge which three macros are at the top and bottom of Paleo eaters nutrient intake. Tops were B12, Vitamins A/K (these tracking sites do not always differentiate between K1 and K2 or between retinol and beta carotene – so take that into account), and Selenium. Coming in under the RDI mark are Calcium, B1 and Potassium.

Jennifer shares this story about a boxer who goes vegan in preparation for fight night.

Amanda shares this REALLY interesting story about the hormones in milk. ‎”In a study of modern milk in Japan, Ganmaa found that it contained 10 times more progesterone, another hormone, than raw milk from Mongolia. In traditional herding societies like Mongolia, cows are milked for human consumption only five months a year, said Ganmaa, and, if pregnant, only in the early stages. Consequently, levels of hormones in the milk are much lower. “The milk we drink today is quite unlike the milk our ancestors were drinking” without apparent harm for 2,000 years, she said. “The milk we drink today may not be nature’s perfect food.” Earlier studies bear out Ganmaa’s hypothesis that eating dairy heightens the risk of some cancers. One study compared diet and cancer rates in 42 counties. It showed that milk and cheese consumption are strongly correlated to the incidence of testicular cancer among men ages 20 to 39. Rates were highest in places like Switzerland and Denmark, where cheese is a national food, and lowest in Algeria and other countries where dairy is not so widely consumed.”

Roasted carrots = cumin cayenne chili coriander finished with lime juice Steak = seared in bacon fat Guac = lime juice scallion jalapeno cilantro And those little puffs at the back? Japanese sweet potato!

Matthew is totally RIGHT! Epigenetics is cool! 

Mallory shares this piece about a simple, cheap and readily available supplement that works: baking soda!

Some of us are gearing up for the 2012 Ancestral Health Symposium.  Tickets are being purchased, rooms are being booked, and most importantly, Stabby’s binge drinking protocol is being implemented in preparation of the event.

Bree and Rose shared some links regarding false findings in research as well as wonky stats.

Marissa shares this tidbit of information regarding Omega 3s and brain health.

Drowsiness, sluggishness, irritability, severe headache, bone pain, blurred vision, vomiting, peeling skin. Hypervitaminosis or gluten exposure? Click here to find out! 

For you Food Reward peeps, looks like aerobic exercise may reduce reward. #ChroniccardioFTW!

RIBS (period).



For those not too phobic of fructose, looks like raw buckwheat honey had many great properties. This is one alternative to cough medicine that would be EASY to get kids to take.


Vitamin D: so many ongoing trials, so much hype and so many letdowns. But as Stabby says, why aren’t we seeing trials conducted that include Vitamin D co-factors like magnesium and k2.


Andrew shares the Metabolic Effect’s video about the Carb Tipping Point for fat loss.


Colin may have stumbled upon a deadly delicious concoction of lovelee time. This is what he made:

Pumpkin Pudding: 

2 big cans of organic pumpkin puree.

2 whipped eggs

1 cup cream

1/2 cup Bailey’s

1 TB of pumpkin pie spice

3 big pinches of Celtic Sea Salt

2TB of melted pasture butter

2TB of unfiltered raw honey….Heated on the stove in small saucepan over Med heat, blasting occasionally with immersion blender until thick and smooth.

Then top it off with a little fresh whipped cream made with Jersey cream, baileys and a splash of cointreau

You’re welcome.


And finally, coffee linked with gluten intolerance? Say it ain’t so!!!

2 Responses to “Weekly Round Up”

  1. Jules (@JuliaKohli) March 7, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Still processing the coffee revelation 😦

    • Meredith March 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

      It’s DEVASTATING! However, if it makes you healthier, then that’s great.

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