Category Archives: Paleo News

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Back to School – Paleo Lunch Inspiration

Back to School...Paleo Style! It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the kids to head back to school! I know there are mixed feelings from parents about this time of year...sad to have less time with the kiddos, but happy to get back into a routine and have more ‘adult’ time. Whether you’re packing a Paleo lunch for yourself or for the apple of your eye, making the transition back to school requires shifting away from mostly home-cooked meal … Continue reading

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Should Matcha Be On Your Paleo Menu?

If you make the rounds in wellness circles, you’ve probably seen a recent surge of talk about matcha, a green powdery substance that looks suspiciously like ground up grass. So what’s all the buzz, and is it really healthy or just another health store craze? What Is Matcha? In a nutshell, matcha is finely ground green tea. But matcha is different from your average green tea because of the way that it is grown and processed. Matcha powder is grown … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why CrossFitters Should Also Do Yoga

I will admit up front that I have never been to a CrossFit gym. Before you start hurling barbells at me, give me a chance to explain why yoga could be so great for you, in addition to your CrossFit routine. As CrossFitters, or anyone who does regular lifting, I admire you. There was a time once when I desperately wanted to be one of you, and I still wish I could step into a gym and do a tenth … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why Paleo Doesn’t Have To Be “All or Nothing”

Whether you’re new to Paleo, or you were Paleoized long before it was a hip, Hollywood trend, chances are you’ve encountered a “Paleo purist.” Maybe you are one, or were one for awhile. White potatoes aren’t Paleo, they say. You can never eat dairy, even the stuff from pastured cows. White rice is forbidden. You have to be low carb or your diet is a “faileo.” You can never eat gluten-free grains. If you eat any amount of hydrogenated oils, … Continue reading

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Grow a Garden Anywhere!

Get Growing Last week I had a fun time blending science with nature writing about 11 healthy benefits of gardening. This week I’d like to emphasize that anyone can grow at least some of their own food, despite living circumstances. I’ve been gardening since I was a kid and throughout my years of living in homes with varying degrees of space and sunlight, I’ve found that edible plants can be grown quite literally anywhere. Growing your own food benefits your … Continue reading

FDA Announces Heart-Stopping News
about Popular Pain Pills

Heart-Stopping News Alert The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a whopper of an announcement recently. They are increasing the warnings on some very popular pain relieving medications, stating that drugs such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, and Ibuprofen can trigger a heart attack or stroke within the first few weeks of taking them. The risk of negative side effects appears to increase with dosage and time, and is higher in those with pre-existing heart disease or risk factors for … Continue reading

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Grow On – 11 Healthy Benefits of Gardening

Time to Get Growing There’s a lot of great reasons to grow a garden besides the obvious delicious outcome of fresh, home-grown food. Gardening comes with a myriad of healthful benefits that your entire family can enjoy. Read on to learn 11 little-known reasons why you should get growing and start planting!   11 Healthy Benefits of Gardening [1] Grow thy food, know thy food. By growing your own organic vegetables, you can rest assured that you’re eating fresh, truly … Continue reading

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Hopper Crunch – A Paleo Snack Food Review

I just ate 40 crickets. It’s true! I just enjoyed a few handfuls of Hopper Crunch, the new and innovative Paleo granola that incorporates 40 crickets as cricket flour in each ½ cup serving. It’s kind of weird to think I just chowed down 40 recently creepy crawly arthropods, but why shouldn’t bugs be on the menu? Our ancestors certainly ate them and  as vastly more gastronomically acceptable in the form of flour, crickets fit today’s Paleo model: they're grain-free, … Continue reading

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Minimalist Shoes for General Workouts

In a previous post, we talked about what to look for in footwear. We made the assumption that you don't have any extreme foot issues, and that you're going to be doing basic general workouts, no long distance running. Here are a few shoes that I recommend to my clients, as well as where to pick up a pair. Converse Canvas Known as "Chuck Taylors" by the cool kids, this is really the first, and most basic, "minimalist" shoe. These are actually the … Continue reading

10 Toxic Reasons to Ditch Sunscreen

Shedding Light on Sunscreen   What if you found out that sunscreen offered little to no protection against skin cancer? Would you still lather it all over your body and your children if you knew the active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed through the skin and deep into the body where they can cause infertility, DNA damage, and serious hormone disruption? As it turns out, these statements may not be far from the truth, despite what we have been repeatedly told … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Shoes for The Right Activity

Shoes...which ones should you get? This can be a varied and tricky question for most people. I'm going to answer the question here in the most "Paleo" way that I can. Your Feet Your feet are amazing. For the entire animal kingdom, we are the only species that wear anything to cover our feet. Many of us still love to find time to go barefoot, especially in the summer. I can remember the feeling of having wonderfully tough feet at … Continue reading

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Is Pegan the New Paleo?

Is Pegan the Latest Fad Diet? Have you seen the latest headlines reporting that a Pegan diet is now the best way to lose weight? The media is abuzz with the results from the study published last week claiming that people on vegetarian diets (and particularly vegans) see greater weight loss compared to those following meat-eating diets, including the low-carb Atkins diet. The media got wind of these results and decided to put a fun spin on things: since the thought … Continue reading

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14 Tips to Overcoming Weight Plateaus

Whether you've been on a weight loss journey for one day, one week, or one year, when the expectations of weight loss don't match up to real life, it can feel incredibly frustrating. Having been on the diet train for a number of years myself before I ever experienced any measurable success, I definitely went through several diets, failures, and falling deeper into the pit of obesity and other related health issues. Regardless of what brings you here, you want … Continue reading

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10 Tips For a 4th of July Paleo Party

Holiday celebrations are traditionally based around sharing food with friends and family, which can get a little tricky when you’re eating Paleo. The Fourth of July tends to be dominated by barbeques, hamburgers and hot dogs, booze, explosions, setting things on fire, and other American favorites.  Whether you’re navigating a non-Paleo party this year or throwing your own 4th of July celebration, here’s a few tips that will help you to party Paleo-style! If you eat partially Paleo (80/20 rule … Continue reading

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My Family’s Transition to Paleo

In a recent post describing three different strategies for successfully transitioning your family to Paleo, I described my own family’s transition; the difficulties we had getting to the point where we are today and how I continue to steer our nutritional ship in the direction of a Paleo lifestyle.  I thought this post would be a good time to give you an update on our progress. In addition to cooking up delicious meals that everyone likes, I continue to lead … Continue reading

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Rickaroons – A Paleo Food Review

Let’s face it giving up treats and desserts for the Paleo lifestyle can be a daunting challenge even when we know that grains, dairy, refined sugar and all the typical additives and preservatives found in these products makes us sick. Of course it’s possible to make wonderful homemade Paleo goodies however we don’t always have the time or wherewithal to do it which creates a large niche in the market for alternatives. With their adaptation of the classic macaroon, the … Continue reading

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