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The Best Paleo Foods for Kidney Health

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that sit around the middle of the back. Most people don't give their kidneys much thought unless there's an issue, but by that point, the pain can be excruciating. There are specific nutrients and foods that can keep these little organs working effectively and efficiently, and we want you to know about the best Paleo foods for kidney health (complete with recipes to get you started). What Do Kidneys Do? Kidneys filter and collect toxins from … Continue reading

4 Paleo Foods to Support A Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular health should be at the top of American health priorities, it would seem, based on the high rate of heart disease and disorders that people experience. Still, the advice coming from the government in the form of the US Dietary Guidelines and various other health sources seems conflicting, and people are left confused as to what helps and what hurts their cardiovascular health. Well, look no further, because we have the 4 best Paleo foods to support a healthy heart right … Continue reading

5 Paleo Foods To Support Your Liver Naturally

Your liver is your largest internal organ, and while most associate it with things like metabolizing alcohol, did you know that it performs tasks that are associated with a wide variety of body systems like: collecting toxins for removal from the body, clearing old hormones from circulation, producing necessary cholesterol, and making proteins that help your blood properly clot? That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to liver health, but you can see how a liver that … Continue reading

Bone Broth Diet: Book Review

Bone broth is undoubtedly a Paleo and all-around health food habit that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a naturopathic doctor who released a book on this topic, not only believes that bone broth is amazing for general health, but also for weight loss, too! Her book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet: Lose Up to 15 Pounds, 4 Inches — and Your Wrinkles! — in Just 21 Days is a great read for anyone looking to optimize … Continue reading

Fall Flavors Round-Up: 101 Paleo Fall Recipes

Autumn is a favorite time of year for many, and the warm, earthy flavor profiles in fall recipes can still be well enjoyed on a Paleo diet. I’ve rounded up the best of the best Paleo fall recipes so that you can kick off the season with a pumpkin-spiced, apple-cinnamon bang. But don’t be fooled — there are dozens of flavor combinations here that will suit everyone’s palate, including some kid-friendly snacks that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. Let’s … Continue reading

Book Review: The Paleo Kids Cookbook

One of my favorite parts of being a Paleo writer and nutritionist is the chance to try out and review new release Paleo cookbooks on a regular basis. The Paleo Kids Cookbook by Jennifer Robins of Predominantly Paleo has been on my radar for awhile, and I was thrilled to receive an advance copy to review. I've had my eyes on a number of stellar Paleo cookbooks, but I can honestly say that The Paleo Kids Cookbook is hands down one of … Continue reading

6 Reasons Why You Need An Instant Pot

A few times each year the Paleosphere explodes with excitement over a kitchen gadget known as the Instant Pot. I’ve watched with intrigue for years as people buy them and claim that their lives will never be the same. This year, I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about and I purchased one from Amazon. As a new mom who is beyond sleep-deprived, I wanted to believe that the Instant Pot would change my life by allowing … Continue reading

Paleo Minimalism: Thoughts on Decluttering

I have been Paleo for nearly a decade, and it feels like forever ago that I cleaned out the clutter from my diet. No more processed foods, no more nasty preservatives, no gluten, no grains — all real, whole foods that helped my body get rid of “baggage,” too. I lost a bunch of weight, and I’ve maintained that weight loss. I reversed my autoimmune disease, and I’ve been living a life of wellness that I never thought was possible. … Continue reading

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Our New Favorite Protein Powder

I’m not sure about you, but where I live in the Pacific Northwest, autumn is definitely in the air! With the kids returning back to school, parents should have more time to themselves, although that often ends up not being the case… So today we wanted to chat about how to save time while packing a protein punch into your Paleo meals – with protein powder! Last week our nutritionist Aimee shared what’s in her Paleo Smoothie Pantry and today … Continue reading


Clovis Protein Powder Product Review

We’ve written about Paleo protein powders before, but when it comes down to choosing the best protein powder, there’s a new player in the game who will change everything. I’m talking about Clovis Nutrition’s Perfect Paleo Powder. I’ve tried just about every Paleo protein powder that exists, and I am not exaggerating when I say that the Perfect Paleo Powder is hands down my favorite. While Clovis sent me some free samples for my review, this is based on my … Continue reading

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My Paleo Smoothie Pantry

All you have to do is open Instagram and you’re likely going to see at least one artistically photographed smoothie or green drink. So what’s the deal with these drinks, anyway? Are smoothies Paleo? Shouldn’t you only be eating “real food” if you’re on a Paleo diet? As a Paleo nutritionist, I have to say, I am a big fan of the smoothie, when done right. It can allow you to consume a convenient and quick meal, and if you … Continue reading


Are Juice Fasts Paleo?

In the quest to achieve weight loss or health with a Paleo diet (or any diet, for that matter), the topic of juice fasts often come up. Juicing is popular in weight loss and detox circles, but is it a good idea? Do juice fasts have proven results? Do you need to combine juicing with a Paleo diet to lose weight? Juice Fasts Are Not Paleo Paleo is a diet that encourages whole foods, and while eating plenty of vegetables … Continue reading

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Hack Your Weight Loss

Howdy friend! If you’ve come to the Paleo diet with the goal of weight loss, you’re in the right place! Paleo helps to achieve ideal weight by providing the bio-available nutrients that we need for repair and metabolism. The body has amazing healing capacities when it’s fed the right ingredients, which is in part, the power of Paleo! This week on the blog, our Nutritionist Aimee answers 3 common questions about weight loss on Paleo: How Fast Will I Lose … Continue reading

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Paleo Weight Loss Part 3: Do I Have to Exercise to Lose Weight On Paleo?

(This is Part 3 of a 3 part series on Weight Loss covering Factors of Weight Loss, Paleo Foods to Eat and Exercise, Paleo and Weight Loss.  So be sure to check out the whole series.) Starting a new way of eating and going through a complete mindset shift can feel daunting. For people who don’t also have an existing fitness routine, the idea of going through a major dietary change and adding a new exercise routine can feel impossible or … Continue reading


Paleo Weight Loss Part 2: What Foods Should I Eat to Lose Weight On Paleo?

(This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on Weight Loss covering Factors of Weight Loss, Paleo Foods to Eat and Exercise, Paleo and Weight Loss.  So be sure to stay with us) While the entire Paleo diet is great for health and weight loss, certain foods will help to speed along the process of losing weight faster than others. When you’re eating Paleo, make sure you’re including these foods and food groups: Protein While it’s fairly easy to get … Continue reading

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Join The PaleOlympics

Hey Champ! Have you been watching the Olympics this year? It’s always inspiring (albeit humbling) to see the world’s top notch athletes performing at their very best. Ok so maybe none of us will ever be Olympians, but if you’re ready to perform at the top of your game, then Paleo should be a part of your game plan. The Paleo diet transforms lives, restores health and vitality, and allows you to not just survive, but to THRIVE (SurThrive)! Paleo … Continue reading

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Paleo Weight Loss Part 1: How Fast Will I Lose Weight On Paleo?

(This is Part 1 of a 3 part series on Weight Loss covering Factors of Weight Loss, Paleo Foods to Eat and Exercise, Paleo and Weight Loss.  So be sure to stay with us) Starting on a Paleo diet with the purpose of losing weight can seem exciting, and many have read the fabulous success stories where people lose a substantial amount of weight in a short amount of time. While this can and does happen, the results aren’t necessarily … Continue reading

Back To School – Are You Ready?

Calling all kiddos (big and small)! Can you believe it's already time to head back to school!? Even if you're not a parent, autumn often equates to more hours spent commuting and a greater need to manage your time and plan ahead for meals. Whether you’re packing a Paleo lunch for yourself or for the apple of your eye, making the transition back to school or work requires a shift away from mostly home-cooked meals towards lunch box mentality, that … Continue reading


Is Pokemon Go Paleo?

I was sitting in my rocking chair, morning coffee in hand, when I started seeing tweets about something called Pokemon Go. As I pieced together things from my Twitter timeline, I started to figure out that some sort of new app had been released, and with it, people were chasing virtual Pokemon characters. Moreover, they were leaving their couches and their houses to do so. People of all ages — kids, teens, parents, and even much-older-than-parents were out trolling the … Continue reading

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Hack Your Sleep

How did you sleep last night? Did you know that your body does the majority of its healing while you're asleep? Likewise, a lack of consistent sleep can trigger inflammation and chronic disease. No bueno! Over the past 50 years, the average American’s sleep has decreased from 8+ hours to less than 7 hours, while chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmunity, cancers, etc. have been on the rise. We spend a lot of time in the Paleo community … Continue reading