2020 December/January (Digital)
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- How to Combat Seasonal Depression
- Enhancing Autophagy in the New Year
- Healthier & Stronger: Lessons From A Cancer Diagnosis
- Subscription Box Roundup
- Rejecting the "Struggle and Suffering" Mindset: A Saner Path to Fitness
- Bonus Recipes! Soups
- How to Do the Perfect Bodyweight Squat
- Slow Movement for Rapid Gains
- Double-Chocolate Donuts
- Chipotle-Braised Short Ribs
- Taco Chicken Sandwiches on Sweet Potato Waffle Buns
- Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
- Coconut-Flour Rosemary-Olive Bread
- Strawberry-Shortcake Pancakes
- And much more!
From the Editor
By EDITOR IN CHIEF, CAIN CREDICOTT
Each year in this final issue, my goal is to provide articles and info to help guide anyone reflecting on how they can make improvements to make the upcoming year better than the preceding one. I’m proud to say that this issue will do exactly that,
with plenty of information that you can implement in your own life to ensure things move in a positive direction in 2020.
While this issue is full of motivational and actionable info, here are some pointers that I think you’ll find particularly helpful to get started.
START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT.
Even those of us with the best health intentions can “slip up” during the holiday season —eating less-than-nutritious foods, staying up way too late, and trading our water for adult beverages. After a couple months of this, it can leave us feeling sluggish, bloated, and feeling like we’ll never get back on track. Fortunately, these eight easy steps will get you feeling your best in no time. (p 64)
DON’T BE SAD.
Less sunlight exposure and disrupted circadian rhythms can result in seasonal affective disorder, or SAD—one of the biggest hurdles to getting and maintaining a positive outlook this time of year. With these seven natural tips, you’ll be better prepared to combat SAD this winter and brighten your outlook. (p 36)
JUMPSTART YOUR BODY’S SPRING CLEANING.
Autophagy is your body’s way of removing and recycling unnecessary and/or dysfunctional cellular components to make way for new, healthier cells. As we age, and as we overeat and underexercise, this natural process can become compromised. To help jump start your bogged-down system, we’ve got some easy ways you can enhance autophagy and get your system running smoother in the new year. (p 40)
BE PROACTIVE RATHER THAN REACTIVE.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before—preventing a disease is often much easier than trying to overcome it. This axiom can be true of everything from the common cold to cancer. In this issue, longtime contributor Jason Kremer opens up about his diagnosis with mantle cell
lymphoma, how he beat it, and helpful tools you can use now, regardless of whether you currently have cancer or a chronic illness diagnosis or you want to do what you can to help prevent one in the future. (p 44)
DON’T EVEN STEP FOOT ON THE HAMSTER WHEEL.
Without fail, the new year brings with it a renewed sense of urgency to “hit the gym,” which inevitably is interpreted by a lot of folks as slogging away for who knows how long on the treadmill and lifting weights until you can barely walk out to your car. Naturally, this “go big or go home” style exercise can only be endured for so long, with most new gym sign-ups quitting just a few weeks after joining. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a much saner, more sustainable approach to reaching your fitness goals this year. (p 58)
REMEMBER, SOMETIMES A LITTLE MAGIC HELPS.
Whether you’re a believer in New Year’s resolutions or not, the fact is, with the new year comes a renewed sense of hope and drive for the upcoming year. Arbitrary or not, there is a magical quality to January 1—it’s a distinct line in our collective mind that represents a
fresh start, a moment in time when we’re encouraged to look back at the last 12 months and inventory whether things are heading in the right direction or whether we need to change course for the next 12. (p 50)
From all of us here at Paleo Magazine, I hope you have an amazing holiday season and your new year starts off brighter, happier, and healthier than ever.