2019 October/November (Digital)
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- 7 Frightful Effects of Chronic Stress
- Alzheimer’s: How to Keep this Fast-Growing Disease at Bay?
- Longevity: You Are in Control?
- Taking the Right Risks: What Health Has to Do with Actualization
- 5 Keto Considerations for Women
- The Disappearing Wilds of Oregon
- Changing the Food Industry from the Inside Out
- Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- Pumpkin-Almond Bread
- Harvest Kale, Turkey, & Sweet-Potato Salad
- Easy Fall Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
- Mushroom Ragout with Cauliflower Purée
- Butterscotch Pudding with Cranberry-Orange Sauce
- And much more!
From the Editor
By EDITOR IN CHIEF, CAIN CREDICOTT
We live in an increasingly “hyper-connected” world. From cell phones to tablets to wearables to laptops and desktop computers, the entire history of human information is always at our fingertips. Information overload is just a click away. Each of these devices can also be used to send and receive emails, text messages, and phone calls—and to check Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social media. We live in a world where you can take out your phone, swipe at its screen, and never run out of new videos to watch, new pictures to like, and new articles to read. So, with all that information easily at your fingertips, why bother to pick up a magazine, let alone a print one? I’ll tell you—because print is objectively better than digital in just about every way. One survey of university students in five countries between 2013 and 2015 found that 67 percent of readers were likely to multitask when reading digital books and articles. Half complained of burning eyes while staring at screens for prolonged periods of time. One study found that, on average, readers absorb less when reading digitally versus on paper. Researchers suggested the reason is that digital devices do not provide the tactile feedback that print books do and that this feedback is important, perhaps even imperative, for the mental reconstruction of a story. In other words, paper is real. And, according to our brains, stories contained on paper are more real than even those same stories stored on digital devices. As humans, we process information considerably better—with greater focus, better memory retention and comprehension— when that information is in a format that we can interpret via other senses as well, rather than taking it in through some non-tangible ether like the Internet. In our present social and political climate, we need all the “real” we can get. We need to slow down. We need to disconnect. And not just a little bit, not just here and there. We need to make the time for sustained, deliberate periods of disconnection. An hour without screens before bed, while commendable (and, of course, good for your sleep) might not cut it in the long run. Why not turn your screens off for an entire weekend? Turn off your television. Put your computer to sleep. Tuck your smartphone in a drawer (or trade it in entirely for a “dumb” phone). And then pick up a print copy of Paleo Magazine (or any magazine, book, or newspaper), take it to your favorite coffee shop or park, and spend a few hours just reading, digesting, slowly. Real is at the core of what the Paleo lifestyle is all about. Real people, real food, real relationships, real movement, real nature. Why not real magazines, too?