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How Important is Organic?

The folks in our recent 30 day Paleo challenge can attest - the benefits of eating Paleo are numerous! But did you know that Paleo is also one of the best ways to help the environment this Earth Day (and every day)? In an ideal Paleo world, we consume foods that are organic, grass-fed, and as close to their original form as possible, while supporting companies producing quality products free from chemicals, preservatives, artificial hormones, GMOs, and other toxic compounds. Truth be told, a … Continue reading

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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 mere century and a half ago, electricity was a wonderful scientific thing, but wasn't in anyone's home yet. This meant that if you wanted music, you had to play it, or have a few friends that did. If you wanted to communicate with someone in a neighboring town, you had to hand a letter to the postmaster. … Continue reading

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Shopping Organic – Does it need to be?

Shopping at the supermarket or farmer's market can feel overwhelming, not to mention expensive. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is what foods should be purchased organic? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a list of produce that is rated according to pesticide exposure during the growing process. These lists have become popularly known as the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” — or the 12 produce items with the most exposure to pesticides and chemicals, and … Continue reading

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Is Canned Grated Coconut Paleo?

Whether the meat is shredded, flaked or grated, coconut is coconut. Shredded coconut is relatively long and thin, flaked is wide and flat, and grated is finely chopped or ground.  Nowadays, most of these products are sold in bags. Remember Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut that came in the small blue can?  I remember it well as it was the only coconut product my mom ever used in recipes.  Alas, it is now sold in a blue bag along side other … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Increase Revenue and Profit at a CrossFit Gym

As a CrossFit gym owner or manager, you already know that whipping your gym into shape can be the toughest workout of all. In addition to making sure your existing clients are satisfied, you also need to come up with creative ways to entice new members to sign up. The task of spreading health, strength and wellness can be quite exhausting! What’s more, you need to keep the buzz going each month to ensure that your membership levels remain steady. … Continue reading

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Hack Your Hormones

Let’s face it - whether you’re male or female, you probably understand that being a woman is difficult–career demands, body changes, relationships, taking care of the family...the list goes on and on! Unfortunately, hormones don’t always cooperate (and aging doesn't seem to help). Despite your gender, it's a game changer to gain a better understanding of female hormones. It may sound like an impossible mission, but it’s really not! Learn how to hack your hormones at the Women's Wellness Summit. … Continue reading

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Is Canned Coconut Cream Paleo?

Coconut cream is a thicker version of coconut milk – it’s comprised of pressed coconut meat with less water. You’ll find coconut cream used in coconut curries and other dishes that are enhanced by its thickening effect. Do not confuse coconut cream with creamed coconut, a semi-solid block of coconut meat without any added water. Should you eat canned coconut cream? Is canned coconut cream Paleo? Nutritional Value of Canned Coconut Cream* Serving Size: ½ cup Calories: 225 Total Fat: … Continue reading

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Are There Paleo Protein Powders?

Many Paleo eaters want to know the best option for a Paleo protein powder, and there are certainly plenty of mixed reviews on the internet. Often the Paleo community seems to be in favor of grassfed whey protein, but since it is dairy-based it can often be problematic for those who are sensitive to dairy or who wish to avoid it altogether. Many non-whey protein powders are plant-based, but these often contain grains, which are also not Paleo. So what … Continue reading

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Are Peas Paleo?

Peas are one of the oldest vegetables ever domesticated by human beings. But are peas Paleo? Should I Eat Peas And Are They Paleo? Peas were long the staple of many neolithic and medieval peoples, particularly those living in Europe and Asia. When the Mayflower set sail for the Massachusetts Colony, half of their food cargo was in the form of dried peas. A number of vegetables and their seeds are referred to as "peas," including snow peas and black … Continue reading

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Are There Paleo-friendly Condiments?

Does time fly, or does it spring? Because it feels like this season is springing away! ;) It’s already week 3 of our ‘Spring into Paleo’ 30 Day Challenge where we’ve been dialing in Paleo for weight loss and autoimmune issues. Sound interesting? Come join us! In other great news, we’ve got a FREE GIFT for you this week - who doesn’t love that? Especially when the gift is a free jar of Paleo-friendly mayonnaise! Until supplies run out, our … Continue reading

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Is Ketchup Paleo?

It can be spelled in two different ways, catsup or ketchup, and can refer to a sauce ranging from a tangy tomato creation to a spicy fish condiment. Does ketchup fit into the Paleo Diet? Should I Eat Ketchup and Is it Paleo? Originating from a Malaysian condiment closer to what most westerners would today classify as fish sauce, ketchup can refer to just about anything. When it comes to popular commercial brands, ketchup is primarily a mix of tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Autoimmune SOS

In addition to National Nutrition Month, did you know that March is also Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month? We've got quite a few folks in our Spring Paleo Challenge group who are eating Paleo to combat inflammation, so this week I thought we should chat about the connection between diet, inflammation, and autoimmunity. If you happen to be one of the estimated 20% of Americans living with an autoimmune disease (disorder), then you may realize how serious things can become when … Continue reading

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Is Mayonnaise Paleo?

One of the hardest parts of committing to the Paleo diet is determining which sauces and condiments are consistent with the dietary guidelines. One of the most-loved condiments around the world is mayonnaise, and those new to the Paleo way of eating often wonder: is mayonnaise Paleo? Is Mayonnaise Paleo? The short answer is that, yes, mayonnaise can be Paleo – but there is more to it than just running out to your local grocery store and picking up a … Continue reading

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Top 7 Foods for Thyroid Health

One of the more common autoimmune disorders is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a condition where the body attacks the thyroid by producing antibodies against it. This results in low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism. Eating Paleo was extremely therapeutic and healing for my own Hashimoto's by helping me to reduce inflammation in my body and enhancing my digestive function.  While most Paleo foods can be beneficial in this process, here are my top seven recommendations for foods that benefit overall thyroid health and why I … Continue reading

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We Found The Best Paleo Beef Pot Pie That Money Can Buy!

I've enjoyed several meals from Paleo On The Go, including their delicious Thanksgiving feast, as well as several meal plans that I purchased on my own. It's convenient for those nights when you don't feel like cooking, or don't have time, to pull something out of the freezer and have a "home cooked," 100% Paleo compliant meal. It's also great for people who don't like to cook, or who find it overwhelming to try to prepare Paleo foods. Paleo On … Continue reading

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Is Mustard Paleo?

The term mustard is a bit confusing as it refers both to the plant (and its seeds) as well as a commercial product available on grocery store shelves and at restaurants. The mustard plant, is one of the oldest foods consumed by humans and is most definitely Paleo. The commercial product in a jar, unfortunately, is rarely Paleo. Should I Eat Mustard And Is it Paleo? If you've only consumed commercial mustard from a jar or squeeze bottle your entire … Continue reading

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Eggciting News!

~Happy Spring~! Have you joined our guided Spring 30 day Paleo challenge yet? We're off to a great start this week, and there's still time to hop on board! Our live video chat recording will give you an overview of the challenge - or simply click here to join the group right now! With March being National Nutrition Month (and Easter coming up this Sunday) we wanted to pay tribute to one of our most beloved Paleo foods – Eggs! Last year the … Continue reading

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Paleo Plan Newsletters

Have you signed up for the Paleo Plan newsletter yet? Every Wednesday, our Paleo Nutritionist, Kinsey Jackson sends out a fun and informative newsletter power-packed with healthy Paleo recipes, inspiration, nerdy science facts, and helpful tips n’ tricks for living and loving the Paleo lifestyle. Stay in the loop with the latest health-related news, research, and not-to-be-missed deals and freebies from our friends around the Paleosphere! You can subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here – no spam– just weekly … Continue reading

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Is Detoxing Paleo?

So it's almost spring and you're realizing that you're more than a few pounds away from wanting to put on that swimsuit. You start to think about quicker ways to shed pounds, and then the magical concept of detox comes to your attention. What if you eat a super-strict diet and take some supplements and down some chalky-tasting fiber powder, or what if you severely restrict your calories, or what if you toss salt over your shoulder every time you … Continue reading

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Spring Paleo Challenge – Live Video Chats with our Experts

To spring off the 30 day Paleo challenge, our first live video chat was held on Sunday March 20, 2016 at 4pm ET/1pm PT. We chatted about how to get going on the challenge and answered various questions on getting started. Click on the Video link below to watch it! Resources mentioned in the video: Paleo Challenge Group Paleo Meal Plan Paleo Challenge Group Files Things to do before and after your 30 day Paleo challenge how to do burpees … Continue reading

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