Category Archives: Paleo News

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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Jeb Bush Gives Paleo His Vote

While Paleo has been notably making the rounds among celebrities in Hollywood, it recently came out that Jeb Bush, Presidential Candidate, has found weight loss success through following a Paleo diet. Media opinion has been mixed, and most seem to believe that the former governor of Florida is starving himself to lose weight. Reading Jeb Bush’s quotes about the Paleo diet, however, seems to imply that he was being sarcastic when he said he was “always starving.” While Paleo may … Continue reading

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Phytates Revisited – What are Phytates?

In the Paleosphere, there’s a lot of negative talk about phytates. Found in grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, we classify them as anti-nutrients because they decrease the bioavailability of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium and they’re known to cause mineral deficiencies and accompanying deficiency diseases in cultures that rely heavily on grains as dietary staples. When eaten excessively, phytates may impede the function of pancreatic enzymes and interfere with digestion, contribute to bacterial overgrowth and increase gut … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of Paleo Invention

Mom and Baby Journey Into Paleo People embark on a Paleo lifestyle for many reasons but not surprisingly, their journey often begins as a quest to ameliorate allergies or intolerances caused by common standard American diet (SAD) foods. Not long ago, I received an email from a mom who was exclusively breastfeeding her 9 month old. Her baby had “terrible eczema” and had been diagnosed with allergies to dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, coconut, onions and garlic.  Mom decided to … Continue reading

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The Everyday Deadlift

So you wanna pick-up something heavy, but you don't want to get hurt doing it? Congratulations, you're actually smart! We'll go over a few things that should build your confidence for lifting heavier things today. It should be noted that we're calling this post "Everyday Deadlift" for a reason. If you're looking to lift some big poundages in the gym, this article probably isn't for you. If you're looking to get the case of water from Costco off the ground … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Your Paleo Journey

If you’re like me, you like things to be consistent and stable. Sure, I like variety, but in a very controlled and expected sort of way. I like things to make sense. When I first started following the Paleo diet, I assumed I would be eating the very same way for the rest of my life. It just made sense, right? Why ever change it up or add things back or (gasp) eat non-Paleo foods again? I just could never … Continue reading

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