Paleo Blog

The Complete Guide to Shopping Paleo

When you go shopping for the first time on the Paleo diet, the grocery store can seem like a completely foreign place! When you’re not used to operating within certain food restrictions, it can be overwhelming knowing what to buy. Take a deep breath. We’re going to walk you through this! Until you get the swing of things, I recommend printing a copy of this guide (or pull it up on your smartphone) to have with you at the store. … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Detoxing

Detoxing is a concept that seems to hold permanent space in the wellness and nutrition worlds. What is often misconstrued, however, is the fact that many different things are meant by this one word, “detox.” So what is detox really? Where should it fit into your healthy lifestyle? And how do you do it the right way? Your Body Is Always Detoxing Detoxing is something that is always happening, whether you’re aware of it or not. The body contains organs … Continue reading

The Ultimate Paleo Kitchen Cookware Guide

Whether you’re new to Paleo or a seasoned pro, having the right cookware can make or break your food preparation efforts. To simplify your journey, the team here at PaleoPlan has compiled this ultimate Paleo kitchen guide. While everything on this list may not be required, it’s what we’ve determined to be the basic list of cookware and utensils that makes prepping and cooking Paleo an easy task. Having said that, it’s totally possible to eat Paleo in cramped living … Continue reading

All About Collagen (Plus 8 Ways to Support A Healthy Gut)

Collagen is getting a lot of buzz lately because of its gut-healing properties. But just why is collagen so amazing? And should you be adding it to your diet? How Does Collagen Work? Collagen is a family of proteins that forms the matrix of our connective tissue: the framework that supports our body tissues and organs. Collagen is often referred to as the biological “glue” that holds our bodies together and in fact the word collagen derives from the Greek … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Paleo Drinks

A question people often ask when they’re first starting a Paleo diet is what can they drink? Paleo drinks aren't just limited to water, and in fact, can be just as exciting as beverages that aren't good for you. What Drinks Are Paleo? Obviously, water is Paleo. First and foremost, I recommend drinking pure, filtered water to maintain hydration on the Paleo diet. A general rule of thumb for how much water to drink each day is to drink half of your … Continue reading

The Benefits of Movement Over Working Out

The one thing that is pretty much constant over all life forms is movement. Everything moves. From little bacteria, to plants leaning towards the sun, to a cheetah giving chase to gazelle, movement is quite literally wired into our Earthly DNA. Bigger critters usually involve more constant movement, with the biggest animals on the planet, like whales, being in continuous movement from birth. Almost without exception, if movement stops, so does life. And I think that you'll be in agreement … Continue reading

Paleo & High Blood Pressure

A billion people worldwide including 79 million Americans (that’s one out of three adults over the age of 20) has high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension). Hypertension represents a real threat to public health since it is now the greatest mortality risk factor in both men and women and its prevalence is increasing. At the current rate, close to half of all adult Americans will have hypertension by 2030. This year alone, over 65,000 Americans will die of HBP complications. (1,2) Why … Continue reading

The Best Workouts for New Moms

One of the most intense, hardcore, and majestic athletic events that half of us humans can ever participate in is pregnancy and childbirth. My wife Alice has been the builder of our three kids, and regardless of the preparation that you've done in the nine months leading up to the big event, you can never plan exactly for how game day is going to go. Once that little bundle has entered your home and has turned your life upside down, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Clean Skincare

The way that we take care of our skin can have a lasting impact on one of our most important features — our face. And I’m here to tell you that it’s not vanity to want to take good care of your skin. Just like eating healthy or exercising to take care of our internal organs, it’s also important to make sure that our skin, our largest “organ,” gets nourished and cared for in the best possible way. Unfortunately, many … Continue reading

The Complete Guide to Saturated Fat

I began my career as a Registered Dietitian at a time when fat was bad stuff and saturated fat was particularly feared and reviled. As a student of nutrition I had been indoctrinated to this way of thinking which had taken hold decades earlier in the 1950s with Ancel Keys's Six Country Analysis of Japan, Italy, England, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Keys presented his findings with a graph that revealed a positive association between animal fat intake from … Continue reading

17 Push-Ups to Make You Paleo Fit

This post will focus on one of the most basic of bodyweight movements, the push-up. There are many, many variations available to us with the push-up, from varying our hand position to the foot position to adding things in the middle of the push-up. In this list, we've covered the basics and some common variations, as well as a few quite challenging ones. Feel free to substitute any of these variations into the PaleoFit workouts where push-ups are programmed—You ARE … Continue reading

Paleo Nutrition for Teens

As the Paleo diet grows in popularity, it’s reaching a younger audience, and for good reasons! Many of the health conditions that teenagers struggle with such as acne, obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune disease can benefit greatly from eating Paleo. But is the Paleo diet safe for growing adolescents? The short answer is, yes—it sure can be! The longer answer is that it depends on the foods that are being consumed on the individuals’ Paleo diet. Importance of Diet in the … Continue reading

Osteoporosis and the Paleo Diet

Osteoporosis is a progressive skeletal disease characterized by demineralized porous bones full of holes and a weakened support matrix prone to fracturing. In America, one in two women and one in four men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Worldwide, the disease results in 9 million fractures a year; a figure that is expected to increase exponentially by 2050 alongside an aging global population. (1,2) Bone matrix is composed of cross-linked collagen fibers that act as both strong scaffolding … Continue reading

Stand Up for Good Posture

Do you feel like you're hunched over all the time. Do you commute? Do you work at a computer? Do you have a 'smartphone'? Then you probably ARE hunched over all the time. Stand up for your health. Posture Is More Than Standing Straight Good posture means good health. Having good posture helps you exude confidence, poise, and even sexiness. We often get so bogged down with life that we forget this spine of ours can really help us get … Continue reading

How to Focus on Slowing Down During the Holidays

It's that time of year — the one where everything is merry and bright, and people are cheerful, and there's no stress anywhere. Oh wait. For most of us, I think the holiday reality is something closer to chaos, frenzy, and exhaustion. Frankly, I always love the idea of holidays, but when they arrive, suddenly it's all about trying to find the presents, making food, arranging schedules, and generally wishing for January 1st. Maybe it's the introvert in me, but holidays tend … Continue reading

32 Best Paleo Books of 2016

I've always been a bookworm, and my transition to a Paleo lifestyle has transformed my book collection, too! Each year I look forward to new Paleo book releases, and eagerly collect new offerings from favorite authors, as well as diving into the work of new Paleo thinkers, writers, and experts. 2016 was a little extra special for my Paleo library, too, because I actually wrote my first book, The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms … Continue reading

Which Version of Paleo Is Right For You?

The Paleo diet has exploded in popularity in the last five years, primarily due to the success of low-carb diets, celebrity endorsements and success stories, and emerging research that proves that Paleo can lead to better health. Health benefits of the Paleo diet can include: Reduced body fat Reduced cholesterol Improved digestion Defense against chronic and degenerative diseases Protection against heart disease and diabetes Principles of the Paleo Diet Unfortunately for modern America, the typical diet that our culture embraces … Continue reading

47 Best Paleo Desserts for the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year, yet many who eat allergy-restricted diets feel like they're left out of all the fun. The fact is that there are dozens of fabulous, delightful Paleo desserts that rival conventional desserts on every level. I've gathered 47 of the best Paleo desserts for your holiday parties and family get-togethers. They're festive, grain-free, dairy-free, and perfect for any time of year. Paleo Chocolate Desserts Chocolate makes the world go 'round, right? Well, we've got … Continue reading

22 Swaps to Make Your Next Meal More Paleo

The Paleo diet is the original diet of mankind, meaning, it's the foods that humans have been eating for the majority of our time here on earth. Our bodies evolved eating meats and vegetables, and it's not surprising that these are the foods that optimize our health. The Paleo diet includes and excludes specific foods for good reasons. The foods that are excluded on the diet are ones that tend to cause problems for people like weight gain, leaky gut syndrome, elevated blood glucose … Continue reading

The Detailed Guide to Dietary Salt

Integral to ancient religious practices, trade, politics, and the growth of economies, salt has played key roles in social and cultural developments around the world throughout history. Salt maintains a significant presence in our lives today as a controversial component of our diets. What is salt? Is it good for you or bad? Is salt Paleo? Read on for answers. What is Salt? Salt is a compound of sodium and chloride. Both are electrolytes that regulate the volume of extracellular … Continue reading

*/