Paleo Diseases and Disorders

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Paleo can be challenging.

abstract science background-webAdvanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and You

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…Continue reading

Top 7 Foods for Thyroid Healthautoimmune-graphic_112446

One of the more common autoimmune disorders is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, a condition where the body attacks the thyroid by producing antibodies against it….Continue reading

Understanding StressFrom Stress to Inflammation to Chronic Disease..?

This is part 3 of a series of blog posts discussing the ins and outs of stress: what it is, when it’s helpful and when is it harmful, how to optimize your stress response, and some strategies for living with a caveman nervous system in a modern, stressed-out world…..Continue reading

We only have one stress responseWhat Is Stress

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts discussing the ins and outs of stress: what it is, when it’s helpful and when is it harmful, how to optimize your stress response, and some strategies for living with a caveman nervous system in a modern, stressed-out world…Continue reading

The Evolution of StressWhat is stress

This is part 1 of a series of blog posts discussing the ins and outs of stress: its many forms, when it’s helpful and when it’s harmful, optimizing your stress response, and survival strategies for living in a modern world with a primal nervous system…Continue reading

HashimotosHashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Paleo

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disease that affects the thyroid gland. It is characterized by insufficient production of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4)….Continue reading

Sugar Skull and CrossbonesChildhood Diabesity

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.….Continue reading

Can The Paleo Diet Banish Yeast Infections?candida-vegetables

There are over 20 species of Candida that can cause a yeast infection with C. albicans the most common culprit by far. C. albicans is a normal resident of human microflora on our skin and mucus membranes. When conditions allow C. albicans to flourish….Continue reading

candida-fungiCandidiasis and Leaky Gut

Candidiasis is a fungal infection by the Candida albicans (C. albicans) yeast. C. albicans can be found on skin and is part of the normal flora of mucus membranes. Under certain conditions C. albicans can change its shape and become virulently pathogenic….Continue reading

Change of heart about cholesterolHave a Change of Heart About Cholesterol

Apparently it’s safe to eat eggs again because cholesterol is no longer considered “a nutrient of concern”! Hooray! Did you just roll your eyes in annoyance?….Continue reading

autoimmune-solutionThe Autoimmune Epidemic: Part 3 Autoimmune Protocol

A growing body of evidence inspired by the discovery of zonulin suggests that a trio of factors underlies most, if not all autoimmune diseases.….Continue reading

autoimmune-leaky-gutThe Autoimmune Epidemic: Part 2 Leaky Gut

Did you know that the average person swallows enough pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria each day to make over 1,000 people sick?! ….Continue reading

autoimmunity-epidemicThe Autoimmune Epidemic: Part 1

Chances are that you’ve heard the terms “autoimmune disease”, “autoimmune disorder”, and “autoimmune condition” being thrown around, but if you’re like the majority of folks, you’re not entirely sure what they mean..….Continue reading

lupus-autoimmune-protocolDemystifying Lupus: Part 3

I have experienced first-hand the frustrations and difficulties of being diagnosed with lupus, as I myself was diagnosed with SLE by two different rheumatologists….Continue reading

lupus-autoimmuneDemystifying Lupus: Part 2

To understand how the Paleo diet can help us to overcome autoimmune diseases including lupus, it’s important to have a basic understanding of how our immune systems work.….Continue reading

what-is-lupusDemystifying Lupus: Part 1

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or know someone with the autoimmune disease lupus. Or maybe, like me, you’ve been diagnosed with lupus….Continue reading

kinsey-pre-paleoHow I Ate Away My RA (rheumatoid arthritis)

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation in the connective tissues of the body, most often in the joints of the hands and feet.….Continue reading

adrenal-fatigue-paleo-1Paleo & 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.….Continue reading