Paleo Blog

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The Barefoot Experience

I have a new client, let's call him Myke. Like many that come to see me, Myke has been away from his fitness for quite some time, and has put on a few extra pounds. Unlike many that come to me, Myke used to be a professional athlete, and actually has won a championship in his sport. Did I mention that he has also had three knee surgeries on one knee, and two on the other? Myke has made a … Continue reading


Are Olives Paleo?

The fruit of the olive tree and the source of olive oil, olives have been eaten by humankind for millennia. When most people say "olives", they are referring to olea europaea, otherwise known as the European olive however, olives grow throughout the Mediterranean as well as California, Africa and the Middle East and hundreds of different cultivars of olives exist. Some olives are green when picked but become black during the curing process while other olives turn black on the … Continue reading


Take a Paleo Cooking Break

We wanted to let y'all know about a CRAZY deal that our friends at Paleo On The Go are offering for the month of July. If you’re sick of cooking, need a hand in the kitchen, or want to liberate some time away from food prep, then July’s your lucky month! In case you don’t know, Paleo On The Go (POTG) is a certified gluten-free kitchen and Certified Paleo company that prepares and ships pre-made (frozen) Paleo, Autoimmune Paleo (AIP), … Continue reading

Paleo Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth Paleo on the Go

POTG Bone Broth Review

If you’ve been in the Paleo community for more than two seconds, you’ve undoubtedly heard about bone broth. Maybe you’ve even read blog posts or books on the subject. Maybe you’ve made your own in a crockpot or a pressure cooker. Maybe you drink a mug every morning, or maybe you add it to your soup stock. Whatever the case, bone broth is arguably one of the healthiest foods that exists. It’s amazing for people of all ages, and can … Continue reading


Got Adrenal Fatigue?

We've been a little tired lately. Ok, exhausted is a better word for it.  After finishing another successful 30 Day Paleo Challenge and wrapping up our epic Evolve Your Life Kit, we could use a nap (or two)! Summer is a busy time for all, and we sometimes forget how important it is to take care of ourselves. Particularly in the stressful months leading up to 'back to school', adrenal fatigue can readily set in. It affects as much as 60% … Continue reading

Eatology Frozen Paleo Meals

Eatology Paleo-Zone Saved My Life (and did my dishes too)!

Freshly Prepared Paleo, Primal & Zone Food - Delivered For the past few weeks I’ve been working overtime to put together Paleo Plan’s Evolve Your Life Kit (sorry you missed it....), which has been consuming my days and nights making it near impossible to find the time to prepare food for myself. I titled this review “Eatology Saved My Life” because quite literally, they did (and they did the dishes for me to boot)! Recently, the CEO of Eatology, Laurah … Continue reading


Dr. Tim Gerstmar Talks Hormones

Our nutritionist Kinsey interviews Dr. Tim Gerstmar all about Functional Medicine, hormone testing, and the very special offer he's contributing to Paleo Plan Evolve Your Life Kit! Dr. G speaks in details about the various methods of hormone testing and why they're important for both men and women. Learn the positive and negative aspects of each test, but most importantly, learn about how you can get a FREE Dutch Hormone Test ($399 value) when you purchase Paleo Plan's Evolve Kit and join … Continue reading


Bubba’s Fine Foods: A Review

Kinsey and I had the distinct pleasure of meeting two of the nicest guys ever - Jared Mensel, aka Bubba and Jeff Schmidgall of Bubba’s Fine Foods during Paleo f(x) this past year. Jared, nick-named Bubba as a child, is a self-taught gourmet cook and Head Chef of Bubba’s Fine Foods. During his own foray into “clean” eating, he was disappointed by the lack of flavorful, crunchy real food snacks on the market so he started creating his own. His … Continue reading

Otto's Cassava Flour-Paleo Plan

Otto’s Cassava Flour Product Review

If you spend any amount of time looking over Paleo recipes, especially Paleo baking recipes, you’re going to come across ingredients like coconut flour, almond flour, tapioca starch, and arrowroot powder. More recently, cassava flour has become hugely popular in Paleo circles. Otto’s graciously sent me a large bag of their cassava flour for me to try and review, and I have to say, I really like it. The flour is fine and white, but more substantial than tapioca starch … Continue reading

Questions and Answers

Top 10 Questions From People New to Paleo

Starting the Paleo diet can feel extremely exciting, but it can also get pretty overwhelming if you’re new to this mindset. Here are the most frequently asked questions I get as a Paleo nutritionist, and answers to help you get on your way! Q: Are gluten-free grains Paleo? A: No grains of any kind are Paleo. Grains contain lectins and other properties that make them difficult to digest, so if you’re looking to follow a Paleo diet, you’ll swap vegetables, … Continue reading

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Party on Paleo

Independence Day is coming up on Monday…are you fixin’ to party it up this 4th of July weekend? In an effort to help you party on Paleo, check out our 4th of July Survival Guide containing 10 tips for navigating a non-Paleo party and some tasty ideas if you're hosting your own Paleo-palooza! People are often shocked to discover that alcohol is allowed on the Paleo diet. Of course we should do our best to keep it in moderation, but having … Continue reading

Fresh organic beets

Are Beets Paleo?

Beets have been enjoyed as food and used as a medicine for millennia. Are beets Paleo? Nutritional Value of Beets A 1 cup (136 g) serving of raw beets contains the following: Calories: 59 Total fat: 0.2 g Saturated fat: 0 g Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g Monounsaturated fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 106 mg Potassium: 442 mg Carbohydrates: 13 g Fiber: 3.8 g Sugar: 9 g Protein: 2.2 g Health Benefits of Beets The term "beets" generally refers … Continue reading


Top 5 Reasons to Eat Paleo

The sun is shining and the folks in our Summer 30 Day Paleo Challenge are already starting to feel the Paleo glow! As a Paleo nutritionist, I hear every excuse under the sun about why people can’t change their diets. But as our nutritionist Aimee explains this week on the blog, you really don’t need a reason to eat Paleo! Having said that, I wanted to share my top 5 reasons to eat Paleo for at least 30 days of … Continue reading


You Don’t Need a Reason to Eat a Paleo Diet

I’ve heard and seen many statements over the last few years that indicate that many people think you need a reason to eat a Paleo diet, and that just wanting to be “healthy” isn’t enough. A year or two ago, it was common for people to be teased or jeered for following a gluten-free diet unless they had been diagnosed with celiac disease. In some circles, I see a similar pattern: “Oh you’re Paleo? Do you have a disease? No? … Continue reading

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Is Tomato Paste Paleo?

Tomato paste is a commonly used ingredient in Italian dishes such as tomato sauce as well as  in many non-Italian dishes to thicken, color and enhance flavor.  Does eating tomato paste benefit your health?  Is tomato paste Paleo? Nutritional Value of Tomato Paste (Without Added Salt) Serving Size 2 TBS (33gms) Calories 30 Total Fat: 0 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 20 mg Total Carbohydrate: 7 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 1 … Continue reading

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Join Our FREE 30 Day Paleo Challenge!

Can you believe that Summer Solstice is arriving this Monday!? You know what that’s time for our next FREE 30 Day Paleo Challenge, hosted by the Paleo Plan nutritionists! Aimee will be leading this season’s challenge and is fixin' to put a special twist on things. Get ready to DETOX because this challenge is specially designed to help jumpstart your body's detox pathways, just in the nick of time for swimsuit season! :) Join our private, super supportive & … Continue reading


Not All Protein is Created Equal

Doctors, nutritionists, dietitians and other healthcare professionals are extolling the virtues of protein. An essential part of our diet at every age, protein helps burn fat, build muscle, bolster the immune system and acts as the building blocks for bones, skin and blood. Tuna is a great source of protein and Omega 3s. But not all protein is created equal. Where your tuna comes from is as important as how much you consume. Five ounces of tuna has 13 grams … Continue reading

Summer fun

Kick Off Your Summer With a 30-Day Paleo Challenge

It’s difficult for me to believe that the summer of 2016 is already upon us, but it sure is! That means our next 30-day challenge is about to kick off, and we want you to come along for the ride! The starting date is June 19th, but you can join our exclusive Facebook group at any time (it’s free!), and start meeting the other like-minded people who are excited to spend 30 days focused on Paleo eating and learning. The … Continue reading

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Is Fish Paleo?

Known scientifically as gill-bearing aquatic organisms that lack digits and have a spine, fish have been part of humanity's diet for millions of years. Does fish fit into the paleo diet? Should I Eat Fish And Is it Paleo? One of the few foods that receive glowing recommendations from Paleo experts as well as mainstream nutritionists, fish is the number one source of animal protein for the human race today. Without any doubt or hesitation, fish in its whole state … Continue reading

Paleo Plan at Paleo f(x)

Paleo F(x) Snack Attack

We just got back from Paleo f(x)™ in Austin, Texas where we had a rip-roarin' time with some of the greatest minds and dines in the Paleosphere! Sally and I were introduced to all sorts of new Paleo goodies that we’re super excited about, so I wrote up a Best of Paleo f(x) guide so y’all are ‘in the know’ too! I've linked to some of our f(x) favorites below as well. We wanted to give a shout-out to all … Continue reading