John Oliver is my new favorite. Click above to watch his amazing report on misleading food labels.
Read your labels, folks! Big Food is not trying to make you healthy, they just want your money.
This is a great little summer meal. Some boneless skinless chicken thighs (organic, but not pasture-raised), covered in a Mexican dry spice rub, and grilled or pan-fried (about 5 minutes each side on medium high heat). Served with a cold cucumber noodle salad with some Mexican flare!
Mexican Dry Spice Rub
Mexican Cucumber Noodle Salad
I’ve been totally into cold cucumber salads for dinner this summer (all 9 days of it so far). I just sort of see what leftovers and items I have in the fridge and then try to compose a tasty dish (like Paleo Chopped with no time limits and no judges).
This was like a cold Thai Cucumber Salad, and it was freaking delicious!
sliced sausage (in this case it was grass-fed beef bratwurst)
I’m thrilled to announce that so far this year’s crop of serrano peppers are hot and spicy, unlike my first crop from last summer.
Paleo is not just about eating real food, it’s a lifestyle to live more like the way our bodies were designed to live. Somehow over the years we lost our way with our designed diet, so those of us on paleo are trying to get back to a diet that fits human beings for optimum health.
Well, somewhere along the way, we changed the way we poop too. We used to squat, and the muscles and organs in our body would be in a optimal position to eliminate our waste. But over the course of civilization, we created outhouses, and toilets (not coincidentally by an Englishman named Thomas Crapper), and we lost our natural pooping way! I don’t think caveman had hemorrhoids, because squatting helps prevents them. Of course cavemen also didn’t have toilet paper, so it’s a trade off: no hemorrhoids, but a smelly itchy ass.
Well, today we can have our poop and wipe it too! Some of you know I’m a Howard Stern Superfan, and one of his main sponsors is Squatty Potty. All Squatty Potty is, is a plastic (or wooden) stool (pardon the pun), that allows you to keep our original cavemen squatting position, and still poop in the toilet. Here’s a 2 minute informational video from their website.
Pretty fascinating when you think about it. All our muscles and organs are in the right position for pooping when we squat! You eliminate more, and no more hemorrhoids or fissures. Very paleo if you ask me.
Now, I am NOT a shill for Squatty Potty! In fact, there’s no way I’m paying $25 for a piece of plastic to help me poop! But I did buy a $4 plastic stool from Target that is about the same height, and I started using it every time I went to make a #2 (We’re Number 2! We’re Number 2!). And it works! I took a trip to Cancun about 10 years ago, and had some mystery meat one night for dinner off a street vendor (I think it was goat). It was absolutely delicious, but it gave me the shits for about a month. After that month I developed a hemorrhoid, and have been suffering ever since. But after a couple of weeks of squatting, my hemorrhoid is gone, and my bowl overflows with joy (and poop)! I feel emptier than my iPhone battery after a 3 minute call!
So squat, or don’t, I really don’t give a shit, but trust me, if you squat, you’ll give more shit than you ever gave in your life. Happy Pooping! (Ugga-Poopa?)
So this is what 48 looks like on paleo… Wow. That’s an awfully big number. Thanks for all the birthday wishes from the ol’ Caveman.