Category Archives: Paleo News

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22 Swaps to Make Your Next Meal More Paleo

The Paleo diet is the original diet of mankind, meaning, it's the foods that humans have been eating for the majority of our time here on earth. Our bodies evolved eating meats and vegetables, and it's not surprising that these are the foods that optimize our health. The Paleo diet includes and excludes specific foods for good reasons. The foods that are excluded on the diet are ones that tend to cause problems for people like weight gain, leaky gut syndrome, elevated blood glucose … 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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41 Holiday Gift Ideas: A Paleo Gift Guide

If you’re searching for a healthy gift to give this holiday season, look no further! Putting together our annual Paleo gift guide was a breeze—we just listed all the things that we’re hoping Santa stuffs our stockings with! In case you missed them, here’s our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, which are also packed full of Paleo and fitness gifts galore. Need a hand cooking a healthy Paleo holiday feast this year? PaleoPlan’s got you covered! Download a … 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 Superfoods for Adrenal Health

The adrenal glands are two small organs that sit around the middle of the back, above the kidneys. They produce hormones, including reproductive hormones and stress hormones that help you produce life, grow life, and survive life. Cortisol is probably the most notable adrenal hormone that is produced in response to stress. Adrenal glands, as all endocrine organs, are susceptible to hormone fluctuations based on a number of factors, including diet, food allergies, stress, lifestyle, and resting habits. A Paleo … View Recipe

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The Best Paleo Foods for Kidney Health

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that sit around the middle of the back. Most people don't give their kidneys much thought unless there's an issue, but by that point, the pain can be excruciating. There are specific nutrients and foods that can keep these little organs working effectively and efficiently, and we want you to know about the best Paleo foods for kidney health (complete with recipes to get you started). What Do Kidneys Do? Kidneys filter and collect toxins from … View Recipe

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4 Paleo Foods to Support A Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular health should be at the top of American health priorities, it would seem, based on the high rate of heart disease and disorders that people experience. Still, the advice coming from the government in the form of the US Dietary Guidelines and various other health sources seems conflicting, and people are left confused as to what helps and what hurts their cardiovascular health. Well, look no further, because we have the 4 best Paleo foods to support a healthy heart right … View Recipe

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Bone Broth Diet: Book Review

Bone broth is undoubtedly a Paleo and all-around health food habit that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, a naturopathic doctor who released a book on this topic, not only believes that bone broth is amazing for general health, but also for weight loss, too! Her book, Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet: Lose Up to 15 Pounds, 4 Inches — and Your Wrinkles! — in Just 21 Days is a great read for anyone looking to optimize … View Recipe

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Join the Resolution to ‘Go Paleo’!

Take Back Your Health This Year!  We know it can be challenging to ‘go Paleo’, especially when you’re first starting out. There’s a lot of questions along the Paleo path... and one of the most helpful stepping stones to Paleo victory is seeking the guidance of those who have traveled the path before you, and to surround yourself with others who are also eating to live! There’s no better year than 2016 to start living the life that Mother Nature intended … View Recipe

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Houdini Zucchini – 13 Fun Ways to Make it Paleo!

A to Z - Abracadabra to Zucchini I titled this post Houdini Zucchini to pay tribute to this magically versatile veggie which provides endless creative inspiration in the Paleo kitchen and in our awesome Paleo Plan meal plans. Perhaps it’s zucchini’s firm yet yielding texture which holds up well under heat, but also easily blends into a creamy consistency...or maybe zucchini’s magic comes from it’s mildly delicate yet distinctive flavor which lends itself well in both sweet and savory dishes, … View Recipe

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Paleo Plan Member Loses 100 Pounds, Reverses Autoimmunity & Stuns Doctor

Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. If you're new to the idea of Paleo, it can be easy to feel skeptical about all of the success stories floating around on the internet. Even my own success story can be dubious for some since I am now a Paleo nutritionist. "Oh, it must be easier for her, she's a nutritionist." I've heard every argument in the book! However, I didn't become a nutritionist until after I had … View Recipe

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The Health Benefits of Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of those ubiquitous Paleo foods that everyone is talking about. Still, if you're not hardcore Paleo, or if you're new to Paleo, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why is bone broth such a great superfood versus just normal soup stock? What's the skinny on this boiled bones liquid, anyway? Bone Broth Is Nutrient Dense One of the key differences between soup stock and bone broth is how they're made. Soup stock … View Recipe

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Fall into Paleo – 30 Day Challenge (Plus New Meal Plan Features!)

Fall into Paleo! Since eating Paleo is also about eating seasonally, it seems fitting to host a 30 day Paleo challenge every equinox and solstice. With the autumn equinox arriving this week... it’s time for our seasonal “Fall into Paleo” 30 Day Paleo Challenge, which fires off Monday September 21st, 2015! With the holidays right around the corner, this is your last chance this year to fall headfirst into one of our Paleo challenges, as we won't be hosting another until 2016! Ready to … View Recipe

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On-the-Go with Paleo Meals To Go!

Camp on Paleo! One of the (many) reasons why I love my job as a Paleo Plan Nutritionist involves sampling and reviewing the rapidly evolving array of Paleo foods that are becoming available on the market. Now I know what you’re thinking...pre-made foods aren’t Paleo! While it may be true that our ancestors didn't have pre-packaged foods, it’s also true that most of us are no longer living in caves or gathering our food from the wild. The reality is that … View Recipe

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