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Priming for Paleo: 4 Expert Interviews

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Neely

This article originally appeared on Health Perch The Paleo Diet continues to dominate headlines as the game-changing diet people love. Paleo, as most people refer to it, is not just a ‘diet.’ It is much more than that — it is a lifestyle. There are literally hundreds of websites dedicated to Paleo followers, along with … Continue reading

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3 Phase Paleo Helps You Ease Into Paleo (and It’s On Sale)

Posted on June 9, 2014 by Neely

Whether it’s changing your diet, increasing your weekly exercise, starting a meditation practice, giving up cigarettes, or any other big life change, a big switch all at once can backfire in a big way. When you place such stringent rules on yourself (and your family or spouse), you can start to feel deprived, stressed out (because … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Quick Pan Seared Scallops

Posted on June 5, 2014 by Neely

When it comes to seafood, shrimp is a great choice. It cooks pretty fast, and you can eat it in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for something a bit different, however, scallops are a great option. Just as quick cooking and versatile, they are delicious when you’re looking for something a bit more … Continue reading

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What Is The Ketogenic Diet?

Posted on June 2, 2014 by Neely

Have you ever heard of the ketogenic diet? Also known as “keto”, “nutritional ketosis”, or “keto-adapted” diet? What Is The Ketogenic Diet? Basically, it’s a diet wherein you decrease your carbohydrates and let your body start using ketones from fat as fuel instead. It’s a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. And when I say low-carbohydrate, I mean … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Roasted Pork Fajita Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Neely

Normal restaurant fajitas are not Paleo due to the tortillas, dairy, and vegetable oils they’re normally cooked in. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get a craving for one once in awhile. This Roasted Pork Fajita Salad made with tender roasted pork and vegetables is topped with a creamy coconut dressing that does a wonderful job … Continue reading

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Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Neely

It seems that every week there’s a new study that supposedly disproves something that I (and probably you) believe wholeheartedly. This week the study is about gluten, and the media is now posing this question: Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? Here are a few of the latest media headlines: “Being Gluten Free is Dumb – And Gluten Intolerance May Not … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Recipe from Civilized Caveman

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Neely

Boy do I have a treat (literally) for you today. Banana bread is a staple in my life because it’s a hearty, carb-rich snack that also can have quite a bit of fat and protein in it. It’s great for rock climbing to keep me energized through the day. It’s also just a nice treat … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Mango and Calamari Ceviche

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Neely

I recently became a huge ceviche fan. I had no idea I was missing out on the delicate and refreshing flavors of ceviche until I ordered a raw salmon ceviche dish at this Asian fusion restaurant in Vegas. So we decided we needed to create this new Mango and Calamari Ceviche recipe to celebrate my … Continue reading

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Do You Have Leaky Gut?

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Neely

Leaky gut is one of those buzz words that gets thrown around a lot in the Paleo/Primal world. I’m sure it conjures some interesting mental images for people, as it’s not exactly the most self-explanatory term. Whatever it is, it doesn’t sound good… In any case, I bet you’ve wondered to yourself, ‘Do I have … Continue reading

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How to Combat Fatigue, Puffy Eyes, and Slow Metabolism

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Neely

Two years ago, I was Paleo and healthier than I’d been before, but something was still not quite right. I was really tired in the mornings, I had puffy eyes, and I had painful breast tenderness for 2 weeks of every month. I wanted answers, so I went to my naturopath to have some tests done. He … Continue reading

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What IS Gluten?

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Neely

In case you’re ambushed on the street by a wiley reporter, I’d like to save you some embarrassment on national TV. This blog post will explain in simple terms what gluten is and why people are avoiding it. As a little background, Jimmy Kimmel recently did a pretty funny piece on his show where his … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Cumin Scented Halibut with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Neely

We’ve got a brand new colorful, light, and extremely healthy recipe up on the site! Cumin Scented Halibut with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables. I’m drooling on myself as I write that. It’s dinner time and I’m hungry… Slightly charred and flavorful veggies go perfectly with a nice piece of seared halibut in this recipe. The key … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Neely

Most tuna salad is the same blend of celery, onion and mayo. It’s bland, boring, and depending on the mayo you use, not always Paleo friendly. This version is light and flavorful, thanks to kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, and artichokes. The herby lemon olive oil dressing brings it all together to make the flavors … Continue reading

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Video Interview with Neely on Paleo and Athletes

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Neely

I recently was interviewed by my friend, Heather Kelly, of and Caveman Cafeteria blogger. We talked about how athletes who go Paleo need to eat differently than their sedentary counterparts, what I eat, and how I fuel my rock climbing completely Paleo. Check it out if you’re any kind of athlete, even if that … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Chicken Primavera Bowl

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Neely

Primavera always evokes feelings of fresh and healthy, but in reality, the dish is usually a lot of starchy pasta with a few veggies thrown in. This version is heavy on vegetables, has some shredded chicken for protein and gets its flavor from olive oil, lemon, and lots of garlic. It’s filling, delicious, and unlike … Continue reading

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A Super Quick, Delicious Paleo Breakfast

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Neely

I know that a lot of people – Paleo or not – struggle with breakfast because it can be a time consuming process. Frying up eggs, makin’ the bacon, and adding veggies in there can take a while. Even No Oat Oatmeal and things like that can be a hassle. I wanted to let you … Continue reading

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