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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

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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

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Best of Paleo f(x) 2016 – #PFX16

Food for the Paleo Soul I almost didn’t go to Paleo f(x)™ this year. Thank Grok that didn’t happen! “It’s too far away”, “I’ve got too much work to do”, “I can’t afford it’ - were all thoughts that tried to keep me from heading to Austin, Texas for the world’s largest, live Paleo gathering known to modern cavemen. When I first started down the Paleo path, it was a lonely journey. I was one of the only people I knew … Continue reading

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It Is Time For A Skintervention!

Welcome to June! Summer Solstice is but a few short weeks away, which means it's almost time for our next 30 day Paleo challenge. Ready to take the Paleo plunge just in time for swimsuit season? Click here to join our FREE guided challenge! With summer comes sunshine, and as wonderful as that bright burning ball of Vitamin D may be, we all know that spending too much time in the sun (at once) can lead to some painful outcomes. It's … Continue reading

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Is Turmeric Paleo?

Commonly referred to as the "king of the spices", turmeric is used as a flavoring spice as well as medicinally for its numerous benefits. Does Turmeric fit into the Paleo diet? Should I Eat Turmeric And Is it Paleo? Closely related to the ginger plant, turmeric has been eaten for millennia and is widely considered by most Paleo experts to be in compliance with Paleo dietary guidelines. In Asia and India, turmeric was first used as a dye and then … Continue reading

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Top 5 Paleo Foods For Clear Skin

As we approach the summer, it’s the time of year when people like to let their skin show more. More sun time and less make-up can leave some wishing for colder weather if acne or other skin conditions are a problem. Not only is Paleo a great diet for helping to get clearer skin, but there are specific foods that can help to bring more clarity to the body’s largest organ. Sweet potatoes — These root vegetables will help provide … Continue reading

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The 5K Challenge

There's something that happens on a regular basis all over this country, and in many others. Groups of people come together, and building comradery, and often doing so for a cause that's close to family and friends. The 5K 5K. 5,000 meters. 3.1 miles. This is not a marathon but a good distance for most people regardless of where you are in your fitness journey. The vast majority of people can walk this distance in less than an hour, while the super-fit … Continue reading

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Paleo f(x) is this Weekend!

Yee Hank! It's an exciting week! Sally and I are gearing up to travel to Austin, Texas for Paleo f(x)™ – the world’s largest and most epic Paleo health and wellness event of the year! We're super pumped to mingle with other like-minded Paleo peeps, taste the newest and greatest foods the Paleosphere has to offer, while attending 3 days of exciting presentations by some of the world’s top ancestral health leaders. If you can’t make it in person, you … Continue reading

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Paleo Helped Me Have A Healthy Pregnancy

Almost two years ago, I wrote a blog post about Paleo and fertility, which also discussed my personal history with autoimmune disease and infertility. The blog was called Can Paleo Make It Easier To Have A Baby? and it was written while I was still struggling to find the right combination of dietary and medical help to stop my miscarriages and to ultimately have a successful pregnancy. Fast forward 18 months, and I am happy to report with certainty that … Continue reading

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Living a Paleo Lifestyle

Top 5 Paleo Foods for Clear Skin As we approach the summer, it’s the time of year when people like to let their skin show more. More sun time and less make-up can leave some wishing for colder weather if acne or other skin conditions are a problem. …Continue reading Meditation or Quiet Time - It's Paleo! There was a time in our not so distant history, where we had time during the day that was relatively quiet. Even a … Continue reading

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Is Fish Sauce Paleo?

Fish sauce, also referred to as nuoc nam, is a commonly called-for ingredient in many Southeast Asian recipes. It adds a combination of tangy saltiness and authenticity to many Vietnamese and Thai dishes. But does fish sauce meet the guidelines for people on Paleo diets? How can people eating Paleo benefit from consuming fish sauce? Is Fish Sauce Approved on a Paleo Diet? If fish sauce is made with just fish and salt (and possibly other natural ingredients for flavor), … Continue reading

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Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and You

What are Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs)? Advanced Glycation End-products, or AGEs are products of normal dietary metabolism in all animals and to a much lesser extent, plants as well. There are hundreds of different types of AGEs and although this rowdy gang behaves like oxidants with the potential to damage proteins such as collagen, DNA and our cells, our antioxidant system under normal conditions, does a good job of neutralizing and excreting most of them in our urine. Problems occur … Continue reading

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Is BBQ AGEing You?

Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month? The April showers have cleared and longer days make it enticing to head outdoors and fire up the BBQ. So we thought it good timing to review some important information related to the AGEs that are formed when food is cooked by excessive heat. What are AGEs you ask? Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) are chemicals that have been linked to oxidation (free radical production), inflammation, diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases. … Continue reading

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Is Cassava Flour The New Paleo Baking Favorite?

I started down a long road of Paleo baking experimentation about six years ago. Back then, the only readily accessible Paleo flour options were almond and coconut. Almond flour played well with others and could easily be substituted for gluten free flour blends or for wheat. Coconut flour, as you will know if you’ve tried your hand at Paleo baking, does not act “normal” and soaks up a lot of liquid. It is best used in small quantities, and usually … Continue reading

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Get Your Garden On

What’s up buttercup?! The air is growing warmer and excitement is abuzz as the summer season draws near (along with our next FREE Guided 30 day Paleo Challenge)...are you ready? I’ve been spending a lot of time in my organic garden lately - the lettuce, radishes and brassicas are already in full bloom! Virtually anyone can grow at least some of their food, despite your living situation. Kitchen gardens, microgreens, hanging baskets, and containers of all sorts can provide enough bounty … Continue reading

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Thrive Market Shopping Guide

The online world of Paleo shopping has exploded in recent years, and Thrive Market joined the ranks in 2015. An online, members-only subscription site, Thrive Market offers foods that meet a variety of dietary requirements and preferences (Paleo, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, organic), and boasts discounted prices much like Costco, only not in bulk. A one-year membership to Thrive Market is $59.95, and they will tell you that you’ll save much more than that if you purchase a membership and … Continue reading

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Is Creamed Coconut Paleo?

Creamed coconut is a semi-solid block of coconut paste made from ground, dehydrated coconut meat. It differs from coconut cream in that it has no added water and is highly concentrated.  A block of creamed coconut can be broken up into pieces and used to thicken and flavor to curries, sauces, stir-frys, soups, desserts, blended drinks and smoothies.  Should you eat creamed coconut?  Is creamed coconut Paleo? Nutritional Value of Creamed Coconut Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (28g) Calories: 190 Total … Continue reading

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Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?

Happy Mother's week! :) With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, we wanted to share a great gift idea with you that was just released today! Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (AKA The Paleo Mom) has outdone herself again. She's put together an incredible kit called The Paleo Family Toolkit containing all the resources your family needs for optimal health and wellness. This special digital package will only be on sale May 4-9th, so don't miss out! Last week we talked about … Continue reading

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Why Paleo People Should Eat Dirt

As a long-time Paleo eater and nutritionist, a large percentage of my work and my personal life has been focused on gut health. Not only do I continually research and read the newest information on the subject of the microbiome and the intestinal tract, but I've put much of my research to use in my personal life. Having multiple autoimmune diseases has made me keenly aware of how delicate the balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria can be in the … Continue reading

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New US Dietary Guidelines – A Paleo Perspective

Every five years the US government updates and modifies dietary guidelines that Americans are supposed to follow for optimal health. The USDA and Health and Human Services compile the reports, and apparently they expect us to sift through more than 200 pages, when the fact is that such guidelines could easily be summed up in two pages (like this blog post). Because yes, the document is 212 pages long. Frankly, I wonder why the government still bothers to create such a … Continue reading

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