Category Archives: Product Reviews

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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

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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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Sweet Paleo Sneak Peak

Are Baked Goods Paleo? Almost daily, I hear people debating about whether or not baked goods are “Paleo”. Of course traditional donuts, cookies, cakes, and muffins made with wheat and refined sugar are obviously not. Less obvious, is that most “gluten-free” treats sold in bakeries and grocery stores (even health food stores) are loaded with grains and other toxic ingredients ranging from refined to processed to genetically modified and beyond. If you ask me, there is no cookie or cake … Continue reading

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Is Flow™ Hive Paleo?

There’s A Buzz of Revolution In The Air. A Beekeeping Revolution! Can you imagine walking out to your backyard or up to your urban rooftop and literally pouring yourself some fresh honey from a spout attached to your own personal beehive? Can you imagine doing this without wearing any protective clothing and without worrying about getting stung because the bees never even know you’re there, pouring yourself a bit of honey for your Paleo pancake breakfast? Well, two Australian entrepreneurs are … Continue reading

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3 Phase Paleo Helps You Ease Into Paleo (and It’s On Sale)

Whether it's changing your diet, increasing your weekly exercise, starting a meditation practice, giving up cigarettes, or any other big life change, a big switch all at once can backfire in a big way. When you place such stringent rules on yourself (and your family or spouse), you can start to feel deprived, stressed out (because all big life changes are naturally stressful), and even angry. In order to create lasting change, it may be better to make gradual shifts in … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil Makes Good Paleo Lube (and I got a coconut oil coupon for you)

What do YOU use virgin coconut oil for? Our previously disdained saturated fat-filled coconut oil is now pretty much accepted by even the most skeptical as a healthy oil. I've written here about why coconut is actually very beneficial for you to eat. But it's not just good for cooking. The Many Uses of Coconut Oil You can put it on your skin, your hair, your nails, eczema, psoriasis, you name it. It can be used as a massage oil, … Continue reading

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PaleoOnTheGo.com Delivers Paleo to Your Door

I recently had the opportunity to try out some of the meals and side dishes made by PaleoOnTheGo.com, which is a company out of Florida that prepares Paleo foods and ships them directly to your home. They're giving Paleo Plan readers 10% off right now on your first order, so I wanted to give you guys some info on them. Ingredients Exclude... They make their foods without soy, wheat, barley, rye, corn, sugar, preservatives, rice, dairy (except for ghee sometimes), … Continue reading

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Fishpeople Prepared Dinners Review

(Note, this review by Jason Glaspey.) Earlier this week we got to try Fishpeople prepared dinners. While eating Paleo typically means trying to cook our own food--using whole ingredients--there are times when it's easy to wax nostalgic for simple, heat-and-eat dinners. So, when I read about Fishpeople, I was intrigued. Their whole gig is centered around making healthy, natural dinners from sustainably harvested fish, and natural ingredients. And even better, two of their dishes are pretty close to Paleo (there … Continue reading

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“Do It Better” Paleo Seminar Was Pretty Awesome

This is a little belated, but better late than never, right? On Saturday, September 29th I attended Melissa Joulwan, Michelle Tam, and Holly Woodcock's seminar in Estes Park, CO called "Do It Better! Eat Better, Feel Better, Look Better, Live Better". This day-long event went from 9:30am to 5pm and was held in a big conference room at the gorgeous YMCA of the Rockies, which sits at the bottom of Rocky Mountain National Park. It was $50 per ticket, or … Continue reading

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AMRAP Nutrition Refuel Bar Review

Have you heard the news? Today, September 27th, 2012, AMRAP Nutrition is officially rolling out their clean livin' AMRAP Nutrition Refuel bars. They already have 30,600 Facebook fans, so they must be doing something right, right? Here's our take on these new Paleo friendly snacks. First, here's the nutrition label. As you can see, the ingredients are pretty darn good, and Jason did a taste and satiety test and it passed with flying colors. We'll do a play-by-play of what we … Continue reading

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Paleo Bread Review

A little over a month ago, I found a recipe for Paleo Bread at Free the Animal (Fat Bread Recipe). I'd been really missing sandwiches, burritos, burgers… Pretty much anything that you can eat with your hands and hold. I made the recipe and was incredibly excited to absolutely love the bread. It's delicious, moist, and made a chicken sandwich with extra mustard taste like the good-old days. AND, it was super high in fat while being low in carbs. … Continue reading

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Product Review: That’s It Fruit Bars

Have you guys heard of That's It Fruit Bars yet? I was lucky enough to try these tasty treats and I wanted to let you know about this new Paleo snack food. They're bars that are made entirely of dried fruit - that's it - hence the name... It's no accident that I used the word "treats" in the last paragraph to describe these bars. They are sweet and pretty high in carbs, especially sugar, just like you'd expect any … Continue reading

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Eating Paleo – Our New Book!

I can't tell you how excited we are about our new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo, published by Alpha, a division of Penguin. We've hinted at this for a while now, but the time has come - it was officially released today, April 3rd, 2012! We're proud to say that Mark Sisson of marksdailyapple.com kindly wrote our foreword. He said nice things like it's "the perfect crash course for regaining that essential connection". And "It’s direct, practical, … Continue reading

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PaleoPax Provides Snacks and Surprises

If you're the kind of person who loves surprises AND you need more Paleo snacks in your life, PaleoPax is your answer. Basically you subscribe for as little as $18 per month, depending on your appetite, and they send a hand-selected variety of Paleo snacks to your doorstep to keep you honest when you're on the run or travelling. The items are a surprise, but you can let them know about any special food needs you have (no nuts, no coconut, etc.) Here's … Continue reading

PaleoFX Ancestral Momentum - Theory To Practice Symposium

The PaleoFX Conference: A Success

This week I attended the PaleoFX conference in Austin, TX, and overall I'd say it was a productive, inspiring, thought-provoking event. It was put on by Keith Norris, Michelle Norris, Kevin Cottrell, and Mark Alexander. Read more about them here. The gathering was created to bridge the gap between the science behind the Paleo diet and putting it into practice. There were 3 stages that housed individual speakers, as well as many "Mastermind Panels" that consisted of up to 8 … Continue reading

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