Category Archives: Lifestyle

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How to Focus on Slowing Down During the Holidays

It's that time of year — the one where everything is merry and bright, and people are cheerful, and there's no stress anywhere. Oh wait. For most of us, I think the holiday reality is something closer to chaos, frenzy, and exhaustion. Frankly, I always love the idea of holidays, but when they arrive, suddenly it's all about trying to find the presents, making food, arranging schedules, and generally wishing for January 1st. Maybe it's the introvert in me, but holidays tend … View Recipe

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32 Best Paleo Books of 2016

I've always been a bookworm, and my transition to a Paleo lifestyle has transformed my book collection, too! Each year I look forward to new Paleo book releases, and eagerly collect new offerings from favorite authors, as well as diving into the work of new Paleo thinkers, writers, and experts. 2016 was a little extra special for my Paleo library, too, because I actually wrote my first book, The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms … View Recipe

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Which Version of Paleo Is Right For You?

The Paleo diet has exploded in popularity in the last five years, primarily due to the success of low-carb diets, celebrity endorsements and success stories, and emerging research that proves that Paleo can lead to better health. Health benefits of the Paleo diet can include: Reduced body fat Reduced cholesterol Improved digestion Defense against chronic and degenerative diseases Protection against heart disease and diabetes Principles of the Paleo Diet Unfortunately for modern America, the typical diet that our culture embraces … View Recipe

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Is the Paleo Diet Safe for Babies?

It’s a big deal when a baby goes from only drinking formula or breastmilk to making the leap into the world of solid foods. It’s exciting, and also terrifying, for most parents — especially new parents. As a new parent myself, I thought that introducing solid foods would feel exciting, but when the time came to try some foods with my son, I felt more scared than anything else. Even as a nutritionist, I worried that I would do the … View Recipe

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The Definitive Guide to Paleo and PMS

Perhaps nothing is more complex and infuriating than hormones who aren’t playing nice. Women are subject to the cyclical tug of war that happens between the two dominant reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone, with others stepping in at various times of the menstrual cycle. While some women will never experience PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), hormone imbalances, or other similar issues, there are many who suffer on a regular basis. When hormones are not balanced, women will experience a wide range of … View Recipe

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Losing Weight After Quitting Soda (Success Story)

So many of our inspirational stories come from people we follow on Instagram, Facebook, or other social media. For many of them, they’re well on their way to their goals. While it’s wonderful to see someone who’s “made it," it’s often good to find and follow someone who’s in the thick of things, who’s actually in the trenches with it. A Real Person Success Story Robert is one of my clients. He had been diabetic for a little more than … View Recipe

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How to Choose the Right Probiotic

If you went Paleo because of digestive health issues or other severe conditions of the intestines like Crohn’s disease, IBD, or ulcerative colitis, you’ve probably been taking probiotics. In fact, many who switched to a Paleo diet for autoimmune reasons, chronic health reasons, thyroid problems, hormone issues, or other conditions involving the stomach eventually start focusing on leaky gut and overall gut health, and for good reason. If your gut isn’t protecting your body from an onslaught of toxins and … View Recipe

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Do You Have to Eat Paleo Forever?

If you're new to the Paleo world, or even if you've been at it for awhile, one of the top questions we get is “How long do I have to eat a Paleo diet to get results?” I think many worry about the inconvenience of following a restrictive diet for a long time. Paleo, also referred to as an ancestral or caveman diet, feels and looks very different from the Standard American Diet. It excludes grains and legumes, which for … View Recipe

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How to Stop Drinking Soda

If you search for advice on how to stop drinking soda, you're going to come across "experts" who suggest that you switch from regular to diet soda (hello — diet soda is still soda), or that you simply replace your soda with an equally as sugary but not carbonated beverage. While this blog post will focus on soda, it applies to any overly sugary beverage that does not offer nutritional value. But first, let's discuss why soda is really so bad for you, and it … View Recipe

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Paleo vs. Alzheimer’s & Type 3 Diabetes

Dave loved his job as a financial analyst. He was 66 years old when he left work one day and couldn’t figure out how to get home. In the following months, his work performance declined to the point where he was asked to retire. He became more confused, felt chronically fatigued, and even the simplest tasks became very complicated. Eventually, his eyesight declined, his speech became unintelligible, and he stopped recognizing those nearest and dearest to him. Dave’s daughter had … View Recipe

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The Best Paleo Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a festive time of year known for sweets and spooks, and we are here to tell you that you can be 100% Paleo and all-in for a delicious, allergy-friendly Halloween. The recipes in this roundup will help you throw the tastiest Paleo Halloween party on the block, or just spice up your kiddo’s lunchbox with meals that his or her friends will wish their moms had packed. Not convinced why a Paleo Halloween is necessary? After all, how … View Recipe

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Paleo and Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease

Millions of people are walking around with impaired metabolisms, carrying extra weight that won't budge, suffering from depressive tendencies, inflammation, chronic pain, dry skin, brittle hair, persistent insomnia, and debilitating fatigue. What if I told you that for some people, all of these life-altering symptoms were due to a single disease? And what if I told you that in many this disease regularly goes undiagnosed for years, or is misdiagnosed by medical professionals who often don't run the correct lab … View Recipe

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Paleo Minimalism: Thoughts on Decluttering

I have been Paleo for nearly a decade, and it feels like forever ago that I cleaned out the clutter from my diet. No more processed foods, no more nasty preservatives, no gluten, no grains — all real, whole foods that helped my body get rid of “baggage,” too. I lost a bunch of weight, and I’ve maintained that weight loss. I reversed my autoimmune disease, and I’ve been living a life of wellness that I never thought was possible. … View Recipe

5 Ways The Paleo Diet Is Better Than Atkins

    Dr. Oz, who I've been reading up on, calls Paleo the "alterna-Atkins." People have asked me repeatedly how the Paleo diet is different from Atkins. While there are similarities between the diets—namely that they're both considered low carb—there are many differences. This is my attempt at succinctly laying these differences out for all to see. 1. Atkins doesn't give a hoot about where your meat comes from. You could be eating the most factory-farmed, GMO-infested, pesticide-laden, corn-fed, antibiotic-laced, … View Recipe

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