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Is Paleo The Last Diet You’d Ever Want To Follow?

We live in a culture that loves to rank things according to their greatness (or awfulness). Diets are no exception! So why does Paleo keep getting the shaft from mainstream media, especially at a time when it's getting widespread publicity from Hollywood? U.S. News recently ranked 34 diets, from great to not-so-great, and Paleo ended up at the bottom of the list. According to their description, diets were ranked high by being easy to follow, having nutritional benefits, and being … Continue reading

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Stars Align With Research: From Vegan to Paleo

Stars Ditch Vegan Diets and Go Paleo Um, has anyone else noticed the recent trend of celebrities abandoning their vegan diets to go Paleo? Just recently we were hearing about actress Anne Hathaway and former President Bill Clinton making the switch away from veganism back towards meat-based diets. Now it’s NBC’s The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper who's making headlines. In a report published by Inquisitr, Harper proclaimed his love for animal protein and egg yolks, and emphasized low-carb, Paleo-style diets … Continue reading

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Nightshades: Foods and Substitutions

What Are Nightshades? Perhaps you’ve heard of Belladonna? No, I don’t mean the 1981 quadruple-platinum album by Stevie Nicks. Belladonna, a plant that is a member of the nightshade family, means beautiful lady in Italian and was used historically to enlarge the pupils of women’s eyes. (I guess, at the time, this made them seem more attractive.) Pupil dilation is a side effect of this “deadly nightshade” that acts to block nerve function and when taken in large enough doses, … Continue reading

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Paleo Plan Holiday Gift Guide

DOWNLOAD OUR PDF VERSION - print and start shopping...   Looking for the perfect gift for the Paleo or fitness fanatic in your life? Our team at Paleo Plan has put together this uber handy shopping list of a few of our favorite things...that we’re pretty sure the Paleo peeps in your life are gonna love too! Most of these gifts are available online, and if you place your orders soon, they should arrive before the holidays do. Happy shopping, and … Continue reading

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Paleo Baby: Is Formula Feeding Paleo?

There are many types of baby formula on the market. They’re sold as powders, concentrated liquids and ready-to-feed liquids. Standard formula is cow’s milk based and there are specialty formulas to meet special needs such as lactose-reduced and lactose free formulas for babies who have difficulty digesting natural milk sugar, protein hydrolysate formulas for pre-term and low-birth-weight babies whose delicate stomachs can’t yet handle intact protein. Protein hydrolysate formulas are also for more mature infants who are allergic to milk … Continue reading

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The Autoimmune Epidemic: Part 3 Autoimmune Protocol

This is part 3 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 part 2, we discussed the connection between leaky gut, immune system function, and autoimmune disease. In this final article of the series, we will take a closer look at new research demonstrating precisely how diet and gut health are intimately connected to autoimmunity. I … Continue reading

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Celebrities Abandon Vegan Diets and Go Paleo

Cover your eyes vegans...because you’re probably not going to like this. It looks like actress Anne Hathaway and former President Bill Clinton are making headlines yet again for their dietary choices, but this time they’re chewing the fat...and I mean that literally. In a report published by the Inquisitr, both celebrities were interviewed for their recent shifts away from a vegan diet and towards low-carb Paleo diets. Anne Hathaway states that her vegan diet was sapping her energy and that she … Continue reading

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Paleo Baby: Benefits of the Paleo Diet for Breastfeeding Moms and Babies

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Paleo moms and babies.  Part 1 discusses the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding. In this article, I cover nutrition and how a Paleo diet can be beneficial in achieving the right nutritional balance for breastfeeding moms and babies.  Part 3 will cover baby formulas and which are best for your Paleo baby. Have you been wondering if the Paleo diet is appropriate during breastfeeding? I assure you, it is. The Paleo … Continue reading

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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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