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Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind-A Paleo Cookbook Review

I don't know about you, but when a new Paleo cookbook releases, I have to drop everything else I'm doing and download it to my Kindle that very moment. One of the most anticipated books of this fall for me was Vanessa Barajas' Clean Eating With A Dirty Mind. I'll admit that I'm one of those snobby people who totally judges books by their covers—and the cover of this book was slathered with chocolate donuts. Paleo chocolate donuts. It wouldn't … Continue reading

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Caveman / Paleo Diet Myths

//     I guess I’m able to laugh at myself because even as an avid CrossFitter and Paleo nutritionist, I find this video which takes a sardonic jab at the Paleo-CrossFit connection to be really funny. Of course, in reality, the relationship between CrossFit and the Paleo diet is not one of boneheads leading the blind as the video suggests. CrossFit serves a community of individuals interested in functional fitness and the back-to-basics, micronutrient dense, high quality Paleo diet … Continue reading

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Paleo On The Go Thanksgiving Meals Delivered

As unbelievable as it is to me (and maybe even many of you!), Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Normally I'm all into cooking a huge Paleo feast—as I have before when we hosted 18 members of my husband's family in our not-quite-that-big house. I love getting up at 4am to prep the turkey, and I love coating my kitchen in fine layers of Paleo flour while prepping rolls, pies, muffins, and stuffing. This year, however, things will be a … Continue reading

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Workout Length or Workout Intensity

We have received a couple of great questions from our awesome members, and it prompted this quick post to help understand how Paleofit workouts can be done for anyone. Thanks Cassandra, for prompting this post! Q - Am I supposed to do one workout per day, or multiple workouts per day? A - The Paleofit workouts are prescribed to do once per day for three days of the week. With the idea of doing Workout 1 on Monday, Workout 2 … Continue reading

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Paleo Fitness Advice and Tips

Max Shippee is our resident fitness guru and along with our other nutritionists and contributors have put together this page of helpful articles. Getting Started: Getting Started Challenge – 100 days of 1 push-up How to Realize Your Exercise Resolution The Importance of Your First Pull-Up Beating the Saboteur in Your Head Burpees +1 = Your New Exercise Plan Goal Setting: Smaller Is Bigger Workout Balance: Fat Burning Workout or Sugar Burning Workout Workout Length or Workout Intensity 3 Reasons … Continue reading

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Childhood Diabesity – A Halloween Horror Story

The Scariest Thing About Halloween. Paleo parents might be a bit nervous this time of year, but not because of the skeletons and witches hanging everywhere. Halloween is a challenging holiday for many of us who are working hard to “just say no” to the legal drug that we call sugar.  I try to be understanding when it comes to personal dietary decisions, but I must admit that it really gets my goat to see how America has turned several of our holidays into … Continue reading

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How To Steer Clear of Leftover Halloween Candy

Americans spend over $2 billion on Halloween candy every year. That’s a lot of candy! Even if you're not a candy consumer and you've stocked up on treats, not sweets to hand out to doorbell ringing goblins, super heroes, Disney characters, and whatnots, if you have little trick-or-treaters of your own, a whole lot of Halloween candy is going to enter your house with them at the end of the evening. By my own experience and from the anecdotal reports … Continue reading

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Treats Not Sweets! Halloween Alternatives To Candy

Food Allergies on the Rise, Teal Pumpkins to the Rescue! You probably know someone with a food allergy, considering the rates of food allergies in developed countries have skyrocketed in recent years. "Allergic conditions are among the most common medical conditions affecting children in the United States", according to the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) and food allergies in children have increased more than 50% over the past 15 years. Eight foods/food groups make up 90% of all serious allergic reactions … Continue reading

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Is Bulletproof Coffee Paleo?

If you frequent Paleo or Primal circles chances are you've either heard of or tried bulletproof coffee. But there's some debate as to whether it's actually Paleo (or even healthy) — and now with products like fat water, we have to wonder, is this a necessary part of an ancestral diet or caveman diet? Why Bulletproof? Bulletproof coffee came about when Dave Asprey, whose company and biohacking wellness research, led him to add grassfed butter and medium chain triglycerides (MCT) … Continue reading

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Houdini Zucchini – 13 Fun Ways to Make it Paleo!

A to Z - Abracadabra to Zucchini I titled this post Houdini Zucchini to pay tribute to this magically versatile veggie which provides endless creative inspiration in the Paleo kitchen and in our awesome Paleo Plan meal plans. Perhaps it’s zucchini’s firm yet yielding texture which holds up well under heat, but also easily blends into a creamy consistency...or maybe zucchini’s magic comes from it’s mildly delicate yet distinctive flavor which lends itself well in both sweet and savory dishes, … Continue reading

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Paleo Plan Member Loses 100 Pounds, Reverses Autoimmunity & Stuns Doctor

Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. If you're new to the idea of Paleo, it can be easy to feel skeptical about all of the success stories floating around on the internet. Even my own success story can be dubious for some since I am now a Paleo nutritionist. "Oh, it must be easier for her, she's a nutritionist." I've heard every argument in the book! However, I didn't become a nutritionist until after I had … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of those ubiquitous Paleo foods that everyone is talking about. Still, if you're not hardcore Paleo, or if you're new to Paleo, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why is bone broth such a great superfood versus just normal soup stock? What's the skinny on this boiled bones liquid, anyway? Bone Broth Is Nutrient Dense One of the key differences between soup stock and bone broth is how they're made. Soup stock … Continue reading

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Fall into Paleo – 30 Day Challenge (Plus New Meal Plan Features!)

Fall into Paleo! Since eating Paleo is also about eating seasonally, it seems fitting to host a 30 day Paleo challenge every equinox and solstice. With the autumn equinox arriving this week... it’s time for our seasonal “Fall into Paleo” 30 Day Paleo Challenge, which fires off Monday September 21st, 2015! With the holidays right around the corner, this is your last chance this year to fall headfirst into one of our Paleo challenges, as we won't be hosting another until 2016! Ready to … Continue reading

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10 Paleo Ways To Take Your Coffee To The Next Level

As a Paleo nutritionist, I am frequently asked if coffee is Paleo. My answer is almost exclusively yes, although there are times when coffee itself can detract from a person's overall wellness, and thus should be avoided. This is particularly true in cases of food sensitivity to coffee, caffeine, or acidic foods, or in times when someone is trying to recover from autoimmune disorders, adrenal fatigue, or other like health issues where coffee and caffeine can truly hinder the body's … Continue reading

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On-the-Go with Paleo Meals To Go!

Camp on Paleo! One of the (many) reasons why I love my job as a Paleo Plan Nutritionist involves sampling and reviewing the rapidly evolving array of Paleo foods that are becoming available on the market. Now I know what you’re thinking...pre-made foods aren’t Paleo! While it may be true that our ancestors didn't have pre-packaged foods, it’s also true that most of us are no longer living in caves or gathering our food from the wild. The reality is that … Continue reading

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How A Paleo Nutritionist Handles Pregnancy Cravings

As of today, I'm 27 weeks pregnant, and well over halfway through my pregnancy now. While the time seems to fly on one level, it's also standing still in other ways, especially since I'm still dealing with all day "morning sickness" and other fun things like migraines and sciatica. Pregnancy is amazing, but it's also not the glamorous walk in the park that many would have you believe. (Don't worry, this blog won't go into that!) One very real thing about … Continue reading

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Is Chlorella Really A Paleo Superfood?

Much like matcha, chlorella is something that is often hyped in health-food circles and touted for its amazing health benefits. But what is it really, and is it as great as everyone says it is? What Is Chlorella? You will recognize chlorella as a green powdery substance that looks a lot like matcha or other healthy green powders. It is a single-celled green algae that, when dried, is rich in protein and many other nutrients, including anti-inflammatory peptides, vitamin A, … Continue reading

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Back to School – Paleo Lunch Inspiration

Back to School...Paleo Style! It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the kids to head back to school! I know there are mixed feelings from parents about this time of year...sad to have less time with the kiddos, but happy to get back into a routine and have more ‘adult’ time. Whether you’re packing a Paleo lunch for yourself or for the apple of your eye, making the transition back to school requires shifting away from mostly home-cooked meal … Continue reading

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Should Matcha Be On Your Paleo Menu?

If you make the rounds in wellness circles, you’ve probably seen a recent surge of talk about matcha, a green powdery substance that looks suspiciously like ground up grass. So what’s all the buzz, and is it really healthy or just another health store craze? What Is Matcha? In a nutshell, matcha is finely ground green tea. But matcha is different from your average green tea because of the way that it is grown and processed. Matcha powder is grown … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why CrossFitters Should Also Do Yoga

I will admit up front that I have never been to a CrossFit gym. Before you start hurling barbells at me, give me a chance to explain why yoga could be so great for you, in addition to your CrossFit routine. As CrossFitters, or anyone who does regular lifting, I admire you. There was a time once when I desperately wanted to be one of you, and I still wish I could step into a gym and do a tenth … Continue reading