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The Everyday Deadlift

So you wanna pick-up something heavy, but you don't want to get hurt doing it? Congratulations, you're actually smart! We'll go over a few things that should build your confidence for lifting heavier things today. It should be noted that we're calling this post "Everyday Deadlift" for a reason. If you're looking to lift some big poundages in the gym, this article probably isn't for you. If you're looking to get the case of water from Costco off the ground … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Your Paleo Journey

If you’re like me, you like things to be consistent and stable. Sure, I like variety, but in a very controlled and expected sort of way. I like things to make sense. When I first started following the Paleo diet, I assumed I would be eating the very same way for the rest of my life. It just made sense, right? Why ever change it up or add things back or (gasp) eat non-Paleo foods again? I just could never … Continue reading

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Camille Macres Paleo Kitchen TV

Have you heard the good news? There’s a fabulous new Paleo cooking show airing on FoodyTV! I was so excited to hear about this that I plopped right down in front on my computer to check it out and let me tell you, I was not disappointed! After finding myself glued to the screen for nearly four hours and nine episodes of Camille’s Paleo Kitchen, (there will be 10 aired episodes at time of this posting), I felt completely inspired … Continue reading

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It’s Here…But Not for Long! Primal Life Kit 2015

Self-High-5! This year’s Primal Life Kit ROCKS! Wow. Just wow. In my entire life, I have never worked harder or more diligently on a project than I have for the past two months. For what, you might be wondering? Well the reason I’ve been neurotically glued to my computer for what seems like forever, is because I’ve been busy putting together what could quite possibly be the LARGEST, and by far the most AWESOME Paleo/Primal bundle kit that has ever … Continue reading

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Essential Workout Equipment – The Ab Wheel

At PaleoFit, we're not usually obsessed with the next big piece of must have equipment in the fitness world. We're not big on Thigh-masters, weird horse riding machines, or sauna pants (yes, those are real things). Sometimes, though, there are simple, yet effective tools that have enough value that it's worth a trip to Amazon.com. The Ab Wheel This simple piece of equipment truly is the epitome of simple ab training. What I like about the ab wheel most, is that … Continue reading

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Kinsey and Sally do Paleo f(x) 2015!

Sally’s roundup of Paleo f(x) What a great weekend it was! I finally got to meet the incredible Kinsey Jackson in person and she and I spent three days hanging out with 3,000 other Paleophiles who gathered in Austin, Texas for the biggest Paleo party of the year. Well, we had so much fun it felt like a party, but Kinsey and I actually worked really hard to spread the good word about Paleo Plan and the Paleo diet to all the … Continue reading

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Is Paleo A Fad Diet?

  I spoke to someone recently who had nothing nice to say about Paleo, and when I asked why, she said, "Because I only heard about it three months ago. It's just a fad diet, and a dumb one at that." A number of thoughts ran through my head as I listened to her speak, but my primary thought was, what makes something a fad? A fad is defined as "a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed … Continue reading

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Building More Strength And Tone With PaleoFit

Our specially designed Paleofit workouts are great ways to get a workout without the need for super fancy equipment. That being said, there may be a point at which you need to up your game. Today we talk about how to make that happen. All the workouts that we program are effective and great in and of themselves. You will notice, however, that often in the "Harder" category, we have people grab ankle weights, dumbbells, or even children to make … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Paleo f(x)!

It’s that time of year again, Paleo f(x) time! Every April, a few thousand Paleo peeps from the newbie to the seasoned professional gather under one roof at the Palmer Event Center in Austin for three days of Paleo commingling. The event hosts lectures and workshops ranging from beginner to advanced levels, cooking demonstrations, hands on strength and conditioning, social and networking opportunities as well as many vendors from all walks of Paleo life. And, drum roll please… I’m very … Continue reading

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Are There Health Benefits to Lifting Heavy Things?

"I want to get more fit." "What about getting stronger?" "Yeah, I guess so." "You guess so?" "I mean, I just really want to tone." "A strong muscle is a toned muscle!" "Oh…yeah..I hadn't really thought of it that way." "Wouldn't it be nice to make your kids lighter?" "Well…yeah." Why Lift Heavy Things There was a time in your life, probably when you were a kid, when you were excited and challenged by something heavy. You would try to … Continue reading

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What Is Stress?

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts discussing the ins and outs of stress: what it is, when it’s helpful and when is it harmful, how to optimize your stress response, and some strategies for living with a caveman nervous system in a modern, stressed-out world. Stress is Ubiquitous When the body is exposed to real or perceived harm or threat, the result is a cluster of physiological changes that are collectively referred to as the stress … Continue reading

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Transitioning Your Family to Paleo

Don’t Do It Like I Did It! I created a mess that took a very long time to clean up and two years later, I’m still picking up a few scattered pieces of nutritional wreckage.   To this day, my family refuses to eat cauliflower, which became the symbol of Paleo rebellion in my house, but that’s the only vegetable still off the table and over time I managed to get everyone onto the Paleo bandwagon, albeit with a few caveats. … Continue reading

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Spring into Paleo with our 30 Day Paleo Challenge
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Spring into Paleo! Today is the official launch of Paleo Plan’s Spring 30 Day Paleo Challenge, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve got a great group of Paleo Plan members raring and ready to dive headfirst into a strict Paleo challenge...and we’d love for you to join us! We’ve started a private Facebook group so we can all take this Paleo plunge together, because as we all know, misery loves company! ;-) Also, doing a Paleo challenge in a … Continue reading

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Sweet Paleo Sneak Peak

Are Baked Goods Paleo? Almost daily, I hear people debating about whether or not baked goods are “Paleo”. Of course traditional donuts, cookies, cakes, and muffins made with wheat and refined sugar are obviously not. Less obvious, is that most “gluten-free” treats sold in bakeries and grocery stores (even health food stores) are loaded with grains and other toxic ingredients ranging from refined to processed to genetically modified and beyond. If you ask me, there is no cookie or cake … Continue reading

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Is Flow™ Hive Paleo?

There’s A Buzz of Revolution In The Air. A Beekeeping Revolution! Can you imagine walking out to your backyard or up to your urban rooftop and literally pouring yourself some fresh honey from a spout attached to your own personal beehive? Can you imagine doing this without wearing any protective clothing and without worrying about getting stung because the bees never even know you’re there, pouring yourself a bit of honey for your Paleo pancake breakfast? Well, two Australian entrepreneurs are … Continue reading

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Seeing Green For A Paleo St. Patrick’s Day!

I've been a fan of St. Patrick's Day for as long as I can remember, even though I'm not really Irish. I say not really because there's only a small part of my genetics that are Irish (a whopping 5%). I'm primarily German, with some roots in the Amish community. While German food is great, I've always been a huge fan of Irish food, Irish culture, and well, Ireland itself. One of the extra bonuses I got from marrying my … Continue reading

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Can The Paleo Diet Banish Yeast Infections?

This is the second part of a two part series on candidiasis, its effect on the gut and how the Paleo diet can be a valuable part of treatment and prevention. Part 1, Candidiasis and Leaky Gut, discussed what a pathogenic yeast infection is, what causes it to flourish and how this can contribute to leaky gut. In this post, I’ll explain how the Paleo diet and lifestyle help to keep pathogenic yeast in check. Is Paleo Preventive? There are … Continue reading

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Paleo In Portland For My CNS Exam

Northwest Paleo Pride If you reign from the Pacific Northwest (like myself), then you know exactly why it’s nicknamed the “Great Northwest”... because living between the Cascade mountains and the Pacific Ocean is pretty dang great! Not only is it beautiful, clean, lush, and green, but it’s also an easy place to eat Paleo with an abundance of local, organic, and seasonal meats and vegetables available year round at farmers markets and local food cooperatives. I live up in the … Continue reading

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Candidiasis and Leaky Gut

In this first post of a two part series I discuss factors that result in pathogenic yeast overgrowth and how this causes leaky gut. In a companion post, I detail how the Paleo diet and lifestyle can keep pathogenic yeast in check. What is Candidiasis? Candidiasis is a fungal infection by the Candida albicans (C. albicans) yeast. C. albicans can be found on skin and is part of the normal flora of mucus membranes. Under certain conditions C. albicans can … Continue reading

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Have A Change of Heart About Cholesterol – Cholesterol Is Healthy

 Good News - Cholesterol Is Healthy Again Did you hear the good news? Apparently it’s safe to eat eggs again because cholesterol is no longer considered “a nutrient of concern”! Hooray! Did you just roll your eyes in annoyance? If so, I can’t say I blame you. We’ve been fed flip-flopping dietary advice for the past several decades about whether or not the cholesterol in foods like eggs is healthy, so why is this any different? The reason this news … Continue reading

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