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sardines

How and Why to Eat Sardines

I recently decided I don't like to eat meat that much because the taste of it grosses me out. So I started eating tuna because it's much more palatable to me. Then my husband decided he doesn't want to deal with a senile wife 30 years from now - brought on by mercury poisoning - and he 86-ed the tuna. A few of my friends swear by sardines, so I decided I'd give them a try. Turns out they're AMAZING! … Continue reading

Bowl of Bone Broth

How To Get Bone Broth Into Your Breakfast

As I said in a recent post, Paul Jaminet finally convinced me to regularly consume bone broth during his presentation at PaleoFX. After years of reading it or hearing it from Weston A. Price, Sally Fallon, and my mentors at school, I never made it a reality, but somehow, Paul was finally the straw that broke this camel's back. Why do I want to eat bone broth? Firstly, because it tastes good. Whenever I make it, I think, 'I was … Continue reading

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Getting Enough Nutrients in Your Paleo Diet?

I'm not really sure when people started believing that dairy and grains were the end-all-be-all of nutrient density. Maybe it's the obvious, vibrant, antioxidant-rich color of wheat flour. And in dairy's case, its calcium levels trump all other foods' nutrient content, right? More on calcium here and here in case you can't sense the sarcasm. When you tell people the basics of your Paleo diet, one out of 5 people inevitably asks, "But what do you eat? Do you get … Continue reading

Calcium

The Calcium Conundrum

There’s a calcium craze going on right now in this country.  In order to fulfill the lofty calcium RDA of about 1 gram per day, women everywhere are eating dairy like it’s their job. On top of that, people are supplementing extravagant amounts of the stuff in the form of  sugary, chocolatey calcium candies and pills. Despite all this, osteoporosis rates are not decreasing. Here's another paradox. The U.S. has one of the highest rates of osteoporosis and one of … Continue reading