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Houdini Zucchini – 13 Fun Ways to Make it Paleo!

A to Z - Abracadabra to Zucchini I titled this post Houdini Zucchini to pay tribute to this magically versatile veggie which provides endless creative inspiration in the Paleo kitchen and in our awesome Paleo Plan meal plans. Perhaps it’s zucchini’s firm yet yielding texture which holds up well under heat, but also easily blends into a creamy consistency...or maybe zucchini’s magic comes from it’s mildly delicate yet distinctive flavor which lends itself well in both sweet and savory dishes, … Continue reading


Paleo Plan Member Loses 100 Pounds, Reverses Autoimmunity & Stuns Doctor

If you're new to the idea of Paleo, it can be easy to feel skeptical about all of the success stories floating around on the internet. Even my own success story can be dubious for some since I am now a Paleo nutritionist. "Oh, it must be easier for her, she's a nutritionist." I've heard every argument in the book! However, I didn't become a nutritionist until after I had already lost all of my weight on a Paleo diet, and … Continue reading


The Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of those ubiquitous Paleo foods that everyone is talking about. Still, if you're not hardcore Paleo, or if you're new to Paleo, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why is bone broth such a great superfood versus just normal soup stock? What's the skinny on this boiled bones liquid, anyway? Bone Broth Is Nutrient Dense One of the key differences between soup stock and bone broth is how they're made. Soup stock … Continue reading


Fall into Paleo – 30 Day Challenge (Plus New Meal Plan Features!)

Fall into Paleo! Since eating Paleo is also about eating seasonally, it seems fitting to host a 30 day Paleo challenge every equinox and solstice. With the autumn equinox arriving this week... it’s time for our seasonal “Fall into Paleo” 30 Day Paleo Challenge, which fires off Monday September 21st, 2015! With the holidays right around the corner, this is your last chance this year to fall headfirst into one of our Paleo challenges, as we won't be hosting another until 2016! Ready to … Continue reading

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On-the-Go with Paleo Meals To Go!

Camp on Paleo! One of the (many) reasons why I love my job as a Paleo Plan Nutritionist involves sampling and reviewing the rapidly evolving array of Paleo foods that are becoming available on the market. Now I know what you’re thinking...pre-made foods aren’t Paleo! While it may be true that our ancestors didn't have pre-packaged foods, it’s also true that most of us are no longer living in caves or gathering our food from the wild. The reality is that … Continue reading


How A Paleo Nutritionist Handles Pregnancy Cravings

As of today, I'm 27 weeks pregnant, and well over halfway through my pregnancy now. While the time seems to fly on one level, it's also standing still in other ways, especially since I'm still dealing with all day "morning sickness" and other fun things like migraines and sciatica. Pregnancy is amazing, but it's also not the glamorous walk in the park that many would have you believe. (Don't worry, this blog won't go into that!) One very real thing about … Continue reading


Is Chlorella Really A Paleo Superfood?

Much like matcha, chlorella is something that is often hyped in health-food circles and touted for its amazing health benefits. But what is it really, and is it as great as everyone says it is? What Is Chlorella? You will recognize chlorella as a green powdery substance that looks a lot like matcha or other healthy green powders. It is a single-celled green algae that, when dried, is rich in protein and many other nutrients, including anti-inflammatory peptides, vitamin A, … Continue reading

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Back to School – Paleo Lunch Inspiration

Back to School...Paleo Style! It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the kids to head back to school! I know there are mixed feelings from parents about this time of year...sad to have less time with the kiddos, but happy to get back into a routine and have more ‘adult’ time. Whether you’re packing a Paleo lunch for yourself or for the apple of your eye, making the transition back to school requires shifting away from mostly home-cooked meal … Continue reading


Should Matcha Be On Your Paleo Menu?

If you make the rounds in wellness circles, you’ve probably seen a recent surge of talk about matcha, a green powdery substance that looks suspiciously like ground up grass. So what’s all the buzz, and is it really healthy or just another health store craze? What Is Matcha? In a nutshell, matcha is finely ground green tea. But matcha is different from your average green tea because of the way that it is grown and processed. Matcha powder is grown … Continue reading


3 Reasons Why CrossFitters Should Also Do Yoga

I will admit up front that I have never been to a CrossFit gym. Before you start hurling barbells at me, give me a chance to explain why yoga could be so great for you, in addition to your CrossFit routine. As CrossFitters, or anyone who does regular lifting, I admire you. There was a time once when I desperately wanted to be one of you, and I still wish I could step into a gym and do a tenth … Continue reading


4 Reasons Why Paleo Doesn’t Have To Be “All or Nothing”

Whether you’re new to Paleo, or you were Paleoized long before it was a hip, Hollywood trend, chances are you’ve encountered a “Paleo purist.” Maybe you are one, or were one for awhile. White potatoes aren’t Paleo, they say. You can never eat dairy, even the stuff from pastured cows. White rice is forbidden. You have to be low carb or your diet is a “faileo.” You can never eat gluten-free grains. If you eat any amount of hydrogenated oils, … Continue reading


Grow a Garden Anywhere!

Get Growing Last week I had a fun time blending science with nature writing about 11 healthy benefits of gardening. This week I’d like to emphasize that anyone can grow at least some of their own food, despite living circumstances. I’ve been gardening since I was a kid and throughout my years of living in homes with varying degrees of space and sunlight, I’ve found that edible plants can be grown quite literally anywhere. Growing your own food benefits your … Continue reading

FDA Announces Heart-Stopping News
about Popular Pain Pills

Heart-Stopping News Alert The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a whopper of an announcement recently. They are increasing the warnings on some very popular pain relieving medications, stating that drugs such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, and Ibuprofen can trigger a heart attack or stroke within the first few weeks of taking them. The risk of negative side effects appears to increase with dosage and time, and is higher in those with pre-existing heart disease or risk factors for … Continue reading

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Grow On – 11 Healthy Benefits of Gardening

Time to Get Growing There’s a lot of great reasons to grow a garden besides the obvious delicious outcome of fresh, home-grown food. Gardening comes with a myriad of healthful benefits that your entire family can enjoy. Read on to learn 11 little-known reasons why you should get growing and start planting!   11 Healthy Benefits of Gardening [1] Grow thy food, know thy food. By growing your own organic vegetables, you can rest assured that you’re eating fresh, truly … Continue reading


Hopper Crunch – A Paleo Snack Food Review

I just ate 40 crickets. It’s true! I just enjoyed a few handfuls of Hopper Crunch, the new and innovative Paleo granola that incorporates 40 crickets as cricket flour in each ½ cup serving. It’s kind of weird to think I just chowed down 40 recently creepy crawly arthropods, but why shouldn’t bugs be on the menu? Our ancestors certainly ate them and  as vastly more gastronomically acceptable in the form of flour, crickets fit today’s Paleo model: they're grain-free, … Continue reading

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Minimalist Shoes for General Workouts

In a previous post, we talked about what to look for in footwear. We made the assumption that you don't have any extreme foot issues, and that you're going to be doing basic general workouts, no long distance running. Here are a few shoes that I recommend to my clients, as well as where to pick up a pair. Converse Canvas Known as "Chuck Taylors" by the cool kids, this is really the first, and most basic, "minimalist" shoe. These are actually the … Continue reading

10 Toxic Reasons to Ditch Sunscreen

Shedding Light on Sunscreen   What if you found out that sunscreen offered little to no protection against skin cancer? Would you still lather it all over your body and your children if you knew the active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed through the skin and deep into the body where they can cause infertility, DNA damage, and serious hormone disruption? As it turns out, these statements may not be far from the truth, despite what we have been repeatedly told … Continue reading


Choosing The Right Shoes for The Right Activity

Shoes...which ones should you get? This can be a varied and tricky question for most people. I'm going to answer the question here in the most "Paleo" way that I can. Your Feet Your feet are amazing. For the entire animal kingdom, we are the only species that wear anything to cover our feet. Many of us still love to find time to go barefoot, especially in the summer. I can remember the feeling of having wonderfully tough feet at … Continue reading

What is Peganism

Is Pegan the New Paleo?

Is Pegan the Latest Fad Diet? Have you seen the latest headlines reporting that a Pegan diet is now the best way to lose weight? The media is abuzz with the results from the study published last week claiming that people on vegetarian diets (and particularly vegans) see greater weight loss compared to those following meat-eating diets, including the low-carb Atkins diet. The media got wind of these results and decided to put a fun spin on things: since the thought … Continue reading


14 Tips to Overcoming Weight Plateaus

Whether you've been on a weight loss journey for one day, one week, or one year, when the expectations of weight loss don't match up to real life, it can feel incredibly frustrating. Having been on the diet train for a number of years myself before I ever experienced any measurable success, I definitely went through several diets, failures, and falling deeper into the pit of obesity and other related health issues. Regardless of what brings you here, you want … Continue reading