Happy Super Bowl!

We wish our American readers an enjoyable Super Bowl Sunday; and our non-American readers an enjoyable start to the week.

We ourselves have made chicken wings for the game, and just updated our recipe: Chicken Wings.

Here are a few other recipes for finger-food that doesn’t distract from sports viewing:

What about beverages? We normally suggest wine as a healthful alcoholic beverage, but beer is more popular in the United States. We tend to neglect beer, because it is made from grains and therefore is presumptively non-Paleo. However, fermentation removes most of the toxins, and beer has some redeeming features:

I therefore, following in one of the prouder traditions of the Catholic Church, declare a dispensation supporting the consumption of beer on football days.

Enjoy the game!

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  1. LOL – Awesome Paul.

  2. Hi Dr. Jaminet,

    How do you feel about gluten free beer and ciders?


  3. Hi,
    I’ve been eating Paleo for about 10 weeks. I’ve recently added safe starches and I am reading your book. I’ve lost about 7 lbs which is all I really needed to lose. I have been physically active and at a healthy weight throughout my life. However at age 54 I have pain in my knees and knuckles, I figured it was because of all the physical activity in my past and from going through menopause, and thought there was nothing I could do about it. But I still felt I was too young for such stiffness.
    I have noticed I have less stiffness in those joints and wonder if it will continue to improve. I have also given up all dairy. Any thoughts?

    • Hi Joan,

      I think PHD usually does improve joints, often significantly. Nearly all health problems can heal if you provide nourishment and address any other issues (toxins, infections, autoimmunity).

      Dairy might be an issue, impossible to tell except by personal experimentation. Or it could be that you were lacking important nutrients, or it could be wheat, or it could be omega-6 fats, or something else.

      • Paul,
        thank you for the advice, I think your right, I need to experiment.

        • Paul,
          Thank you for your kindness and generosity, it is obvious you want to help others. Besides reading and re-reading your book I have been listening to podcasts you have even featured on. I believe you are empowering people to be come curious about food and to make conscious decisions about what we put into our bodes.
          I’m also searching your blog as you may have already addressed some of the many questions I keep coming up with. (-:
          With much gratitude,

  4. Here’s a discussion of silicon

    water may be enough for some, depending on the vagaries of geology. Root veges seem to be a good source but are not in the tables here. Horse tail tea (ancient plant, well Paleo, indeed Cambrian I think) is the herbal supp for silicon.

  5. Hey Dr. Jaminet,
    Just received your new book in the mail last week. I’m about half way through it and have learned much already. I have Hypo and need to drop about 200 lbs. Wish me luck. 😉 Going to try the wings this coming week.

  6. You might like this demonstration of what happens when you set fire to mercury thiocyanate (do NOT breath fumes!). Weird science indeed.

  7. Oh good! I don’t feel guilty for having 4 sips of this local brew we had last night, Boulevard Smokestack Harvest Dance Wheat Wine. We think the label on this one is quite ironic too! 😀

  8. I’ve just read R. D. Morris “The Blue Death” on drinking water and disease. Good introduction to epidemiology. Dug up his classic work on chlorination and cancer here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1518976/pdf/envhper00368-0223.pdf

  9. A few months after giving up wheat and other gluten-containing grains, I started to notice that beer made me feel off, sort of a brain fog / dizzy feeling. Gluten-free beers do not produce this reaction, but are quite expensive!

    I did some research and found that Corona is virtually gluten-free (less than 20 ppm), even though it’s not advertised as such. Apparently it’s made with limited amounts of barley malt but the fermentation removes virtually all the gluten. It’s now the only beer I stock at home. Here is a link to a swedish study showing gluten content of various beers, including Corona.

  10. I love beer so I am glad to see that Paul says it is ok on PHD. I enjoy a good beer most evenings. The highlight of the day! 🙂

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