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Understanding Your Heart Rate Fitness

"That was a great workout!" "I'm glad you liked it!" "I wonder if I could've gone any faster." "I wonder too, you seemed to be taking some breaks, just because you felt like it was time for a break." "I'm unsure sometimes just how hard I can push it." "You like gadgets?" "Sure." "It might be time for a heart rate monitor." It's easy to sit back sometimes and think about how superior our Paleo ancestor's lifestyles were. While there's … Continue reading

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The Autoimmune Epidemic: Part 2 Leaky Gut

This is part 2 of a three-part blog series covering the ins and outs of autoimmune disorders. Part 1 explained that autoimmune diseases are an unspoken epidemic affecting far more people than is currently realized. In the present article, we will discuss the connection between leaky gut, immune system function, and autoimmune disease. In part 3 we will take a closer look at the current research demonstrating how diet and gut health are intimately connected to autoimmunity, and how a … Continue reading

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Paleo Baby – Breastfeeding Benefits and Challenges

Breast milk is Paleo! It's a whole food that provides perfectly balanced nutrition for your baby. Nature spent many millions of years making it this way to optimize survival rates for human newbies in the precarious time of life’s first few years. Based on the practices of contemporary hunter-gatherer groups and our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, it’s estimated that Paleolithic moms nursed for two to four years, not two to four months or so like we do. Breastfeeding … Continue reading

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The Autoimmune Epidemic: Part 1

This is part 1 of a three-part article series covering the ins and outs of autoimmune disorders. In this article, I discuss how autoimmune diseases are a serious health issue, and much more common than many people realize. Part 2 will explain our conventional understanding of what autoimmune diseases are, how they are treated by modern medicine, and review our most current theories of what lies at the root of most autoimmune diseases (spoiler alert: it’s a leaky gut!). In … Continue reading

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Make Thanksgiving a Healthy Habit

Fall into Thanksgiving Mmmm...I just love the spicy-sweet scent of cinnamon, the sound of crisp fallen leaves crunching under my feet, and the warmth of the season’s first crackling fire in the wood stove. The fall season is finally upon us and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! What does the word Thanksgiving conjure up in your mind? Perhaps it's turkeys, pilgrims, pumpkin pies, or cornucopias. Maybe you think of family, food, and fun-filled memories. Or perhaps, the word elicits a … Continue reading

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Demystifying Lupus: Part 3

This is Part 3 of a three-part article series in which I have attempted to demystify the autoimmune disorder lupus. Part 1 provided a background on our conventional understanding of lupus: what it is, who gets it, common symptoms, and how it’s diagnosed. In Part 2, I reviewed our current understanding of what causes lupus and autoimmune diseases in general. In this final article, I will discuss how the Paleo diet can help to put and keep lupus and other autoimmune … Continue reading

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Demystifying Lupus: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a three-part article series in which I attempt to demystify the autoimmune disorder lupus. Part 1  provided a background on our conventional understanding of lupus: what it is, who gets it, common symptoms, and how it’s diagnosed. In the present article, I’ll discuss what we believe causes lupus, and our current understanding about what causes autoimmune diseases in general. In Part 3,  we’ll discuss how the Paleo diet can help to put and keep lupus … Continue reading

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Pre-packaged Paleo-Friendly Halloween Treats for Kids

Every Halloween my kids implore me to hand out “real candy” (the irony!) to trick-or-treaters and I’m loath to admit that in my pre-Paleo life, there were years I simply caved under pressure.   Conventional candy contains potentially harmful ingredients such as artificial flavorings and colorings, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and more that sneak up on trick-or-treaters like ghosts with mal-intent. During the years I managed to avoid handing out candy, there were stickers and temporary tattoos and … Continue reading

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Demystifying Lupus: Part 1

This is Part 1 of a three-part article series in which I attempt to demystify the autoimmune disorder lupus. So keep up with me and over the next couple of weeks, I will teach you about Lupus. This article provides a background on our conventional understanding of lupus: what it is, who gets it, common symptoms, and how it’s diagnosed. In Part 2 , I review our current understanding of what causes lupus and autoimmune diseases in general. In Part 3 … Continue reading

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6 Things You Should Know About Women’s Health

There are lots of jokes and stereotypes addressing the many differences between men and women. While the health of both sexes is equally important, there is, perhaps, nothing more complex than addressing the full picture of a woman’s health. Men often find women confusing because of our plethora of emotions, but what many fail to realize is that these emotions are often driven by our hormones. The Hormone Game Men and women alike have been perplexed by female hormones since … Continue reading

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Paleo & Sugar: What About Desserts?

People “go Paleo” for many reasons. Some find it through Crossfit, while others try it in an attempt to lose weight, heal their guts, or help chronic disease. Whatever the reason that one follows a Paleo lifestyle, the nagging question of sweets remain: should Paleo people eat them? Paleo purists often insist that even Paleo-approved sweets should be eaten in highly restricted quantities, if ever. Those who are following Paleo because it’s the next great fad often rely strongly on … Continue reading

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How I Ate Away My RA (rheumatoid arthritis)
With the Paleo Diet

We love sharing success stories from our members who have used the Paleo diet to overcome their health issues. They keep us inspired and are a great reminder of why we choose to eat the way we do. If you have a success story that you would like to share, please fill out our form. We can't wait to hear about how the Paleo diet and Paleo Plan have played a role in your life! It is with great pleasure … Continue reading

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The Diet Wars Continue: Low Carb vs Low Fat Study

A recent study that garnered a lot of media attention compared the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet with a low-fat diet on weight and cardiovascular risk factors.  This low carb vs low fat study titled, Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-fat diets: A Randomized Trial, was published in the top-tier, peer reviewed journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. After blinded randomization, this parallel-group study followed 148 men and women for one year and found that the low-carb diet induced greater weight loss, … Continue reading

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Paleo Lifestyle Featured on Good Morning America

The Paleo Diet, and moreover, the Paleo lifestyle are gaining popularity by leaps and bounds, catching the attention of some of the bigwigs. Good Morning America did a piece today entitled “Popular Paleo Diet Becomes Way of Life for Some.” ABC’s ‘The Morning Stir’ interviewed Rick Gusmano, Christine Cusano, and primal expert Mark Sisson to gain some insight into the Paleo lifestyle, which they describe as “a modern day caveman movement” that is taking the Paleo Diet to a “new … Continue reading

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Paleo & Adrenal Fatigue: How Primal Living Can Restore Your Energy

What is Adrenal Fatigue? The adrenal glands are small endocrine (hormone-producing) glands that sit on top of the kidneys. The hormones produced by the adrenal glands help to control blood pressure, stress reactions, and potassium blood levels, to name a few. The adrenals are also responsible for producing hormones like cortisol—the stress hormone—as well as estrogen, progesterone, and other steroids. They also release adrenalin in response to stress. When the amount of hormones produced by the adrenal glands increases or … Continue reading

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Can Paleo Make It Easier To Have A Baby?

Women who want to get pregnant naturally, especially if they have been trying for some time, are always in search of lifestyle tweaks that can improve their chances. Because Paleo happens to be very popular right now, many women in the TTC (trying to conceive) crowd want to know if Paleo can make it easier to have a baby. As a nutritionist who specializes in fertility and women’s issues—and as a woman who has had trouble conceiving—I can say that … Continue reading

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