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Paleo Success Story! GERD Gone in 1 Month

This is an awesome success story from a reader and member of our meal plan subscription service. I love success stories - enjoy! My name is Ella and I'm 52 years old. I've been Paleo for about 1 month, and in that month I have gone from daily heartburn, frequent abdominal issues, and taking Prilosec once (or twice) each day to not taking Prilosec at all, no GERD, and no abdominal issues. I can hardly believe it. I began with low … Continue reading

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New Paleo Recipe! Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes

Mediterranean cuisine is full of lots of flavorful ingredients that also happen to be good for you. Olives, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, and fresh vegetables are staples in this diet. Fortunately, we can make plenty of savory Mediterranean comfort-foods without any of the pasta, bread, or even rice you often find in those recipes. These easy-to-prepare Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes (25 minutes TOTAL for prep and cooking!) are made of a base of shredded parsnips and spinach, and then loaded up … Continue reading

Beating the Saboteur in Your Head

"So, I just can't seem to get started with my workout regime..." "You can't get started?" "Yeah, I feel like I have this resistance every time I think of it." "Like you don't want to do it?" "Yeah, like, I have to really have a talk with myself about it." "It's like there's another person in your head, huh?" "Yeah, kinda." "The question is, who's winning. ;)" Building Habits Do you think about brushing your teeth? Do you have an … Continue reading

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Will My Cholesterol Be Ok on Paleo?

This is a great and very common question from a reader! Hi Neely! I'm a recent convert to Paleo and have my wife interested as well. We've been doing it for about a month now and I'm very happy to have almost completely rid ourselves of processed boxed foods. But I was wondering, seeing as how you've been on it for years, if you or anyone else has seen positive changes in their blood chemistry? I guess I'm speaking specifically … Continue reading

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Best Resources for People with Multiple Sclerosis

I found out yesterday that it's Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week until March 9th. Today I want to focus on the resources that are out there for people with multiple sclerosis, or any autoimmune or neurodegenerative disease, for that matter. Here's a list of resources you should check out if you suffer from an autoimmune diseases, or if someone you love does. 1. Terry Wahls If you haven't yet, please watch Dr. Terry Wahl's TED talk on how she kicked multiple … Continue reading

Benefit for A PaleoPlan Friend in Need

Special Sale: Paleo Plan Benefit for Matt McCabe Matt McCabe is a friend of Paleo Plan who's been suddenly diagnosed with aggressive Multiple Sclerosis. We're selling both of our ebooks for the heavily discounted price of $17 (normally $59) to raise money for him and his family. 100% of ALL money donated will go directly to the McCabe family. Our sale is over but the McCabe's could still use your help. Please donate at helpmatt.org Receive both ebooks with any … Continue reading

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Too Busy for the Paleo Plan Meal Plan?

Think you're too busy to try out the Paleo Plan Meal Plan? Here's my advice to another reader about that... Hello! My wife and I both looked at your website and are very interested in starting the Paleo Plan Meal Plan. I wanted to speak to someone about the complexity of the diet and see if this is something we can do with our schedules.My wife and I are both Police Officers. She works four days a a week 10-15 … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Welcome to our third installment of recipes inspired by different ethnicities! If you haven't already, check out the other two: German Kielbasa with Broccoli Slaw and Cabbage Coconut Curry Chicken Stew Today's recipe is our Caribbean Jerk Chicken, which I really think you're going to love. Sometimes the same old flavors (or lack thereof) in Paleo dishes can get boring, so we're trying to spice things up for you! If you like the sweet and spicy flavors often found on most … Continue reading

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The Alcoholic Drinks I Love

I have a confession to make. The first time I ever got drunk was when I was 11 years old - in fifth grade - with my two best friends. We were at one of their houses and I distinctly remember her parents leaving for the night (why would they ever leave us alone?), and us immediately raiding their well-stocked liquor cabinet. We had no idea what we were doing, and we didn't drink that much probably. But by the … Continue reading

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New Recipe: German Kielbasa with Broccoli Slaw and Cabbage

This month's recipes are all going to be inspired by a different ethnicity. Last week was the Coconut Curry Chicken Stew with an Indian influence, and today's deliciousness has a German flavor to it. If you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling, this German Kielbasa with Broccoli Slaw and Cabbage is a unique twist on the usual sausage and sauerkraut. You can buy broccoli slaw (thinly sliced broccoli, carrots, and cabbage) where you buy the bagged salads, so it’s … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Paleo

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You heard about Paleo from someone who lost weight effortlessly on Paleo. They told you Paleo was amazing, the food tasted great, you could eat bacon (omg!), and that they ate as much food as they wanted and they just.... LOST WEIGHT! Poof! So you decided to try it for yourself, and in the first week you lost 7 pounds... 7 freaking pounds. That's more weight than you'd lost in the past 5 years combined. … Continue reading

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New Recipe! Coconut Curry Chicken Stew

I LOVE CURRY. I love it. When I used to be less tormented by restaurant food (or less aware of it, at least), one of my favorite things to do was go around and try all the curries from different restaurants, whether they were Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, or what. Curries are amazing Paleo dishes because all you have to do to make them Paleo is sub out coconut milk for any dairy and sub out the rice for cauliflower … Continue reading

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Achiness and Gut Issues 30 Days into Paleo?

Here's a question from a reader you may be able to relate with. My answer is below. Neely,Like so many others I appreciate your web site, and your generosity in replying to these questions. I am 60, have a hypothyroid, and continue to suffer from hot flashes to the point where I take a low dose of bio-identical hrt to manage this. And in retrospect was suffering many s/s of overall inflammation.: joint pains, fatigue, weird skin things, brain fog, … Continue reading

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New Paleo Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe

This is the last recipe of our dessert month! Don't worry - we'll have more dessert recipes soon, and you'll like what we have in store in the meantime. Before I get into these amazeballs cookies, I need to let you know something. PaleoCon is about halfway over. That means you have 5 days left to watch Paleo experts and athletes tell you all their secrets about the Paleo lifestyle. Here's the schedule for today, Saturday February 1st. -> Julie … Continue reading

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Paleo Sports Drink Recipe

Just a quick post to tell you about an alternative to the standard sports drinks (Gatorade, PowerAde, etc.) out there. No need to consume toxic dyes - yellow no 5 anyone? - or high fructose corn syrup, or anything you can't pronounce, just because you need a good dose of carbs for your workout. You can make your own. This Paleo Sports Drink is a great way to get some simple carbs in your system before or during a long … Continue reading

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PaleoFit – A Quick Q & A

"Hey I have some questions about that PaleoFit thing." "The sweet workouts I put together for PaleoPlan.com?" "Yeah, yeah those." "I'll only answer them if I can post them online, since other people may have similar questions." "Fine by me." "Great! What's your first one?" Q - Do I need to buy any equipment before I start? A - Our workouts are designed for the person that has little time to workout, and may either not have the time to … Continue reading

Paleo Carrot Cake

New Paleo Carrot Cake with Creamy Dairy Free Frosting

***Before I tell you about the recipe for this week, I need to let you know about an amazing opportunity to learn from the best and brightest about Paleo at PaleoCon. Next week, 25 experts, including 2 successful Olympic and CrossFit female athletes, Mark Sisson, Chris Kresser, Loren Cordain, Robb Wolf, Stefani Ruper, and Denise Minger, will tell you how to make Paleo work for your life and your health. They'll bust myths, educate the heck out of you, and … Continue reading

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Paleo Sweeteners 101

Paleo sweeteners are a confusing topic, and I receive a lot of questions from people about it. I've written about agave and coconut sap, but nothing specifically on raw honey, stevia, molasses, or grade B maple syrup, all of which are sweeteners I'd consider using if I were to make a Paleo treat. Why Are Sweeteners So Taboo in The Paleo World? So, the main reason our Paleo forefathers (Loren Cordain and company) suggested we not eat sweeteners was because we, as a … Continue reading

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New Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe!

As you may know, it's dessert month at Paleo Plan! And this week's recipe is Paleo style Vanilla Pound Cake, just like the kind my grandmother used to make (but without all the stuff that would make me feel terrible now ;) Traditional pound cake is definitely delicious, but it gets its name from the ingredients: a pound of butter, pound of eggs, and a pound of flour. Not Paleo friendly by a long shot. Fortunately, you can make a … Continue reading

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Going Paleo While Pregnant

I receive questions pretty regularly from women who are pregnant and wanting to go Paleo. They want to know whether or not it's safe for them to change their diet so drastically in the midst of such a dynamic phase of their lives. Here's what I say to people who are pregnant when they ask if they should go Paleo. I don't think it's a bad idea. However, I do think it's VERY important that you transition slowly and methodically. … Continue reading

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