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All About Collagen (Plus 8 Ways to Support A Healthy Gut)

Collagen is getting a lot of buzz lately because of its gut-healing properties. But just why is collagen so amazing? And should you be adding it to your diet? How Does Collagen Work? Collagen is a family of proteins that forms the matrix of our connective tissue: the framework that supports our body tissues and organs. Collagen is often referred to as the biological “glue” that holds our bodies together and in fact the word collagen derives from the Greek … 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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All There is to Know About Coffee

“Let’s have coffee sometime!” It’s a familiar refrain isn’t it? Coffee is a conversation starter, an excuse to get together and a neurological stimulant. From 16th century “Schools of the Wise” in the Near East that fostered culture and discussion of current events to 17th century “Penny Universities” in England where you could purchase a cup of coffee for a penny and “engage in stimulating conversation” and on to the rise of modern era coffee establishments (Starbucks anyone?), coffee has … Continue reading

Sleep Part 2: What Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Body

In the last blog post, I talked about America's sleeping habits. Namely, that Americans only sleep about 7 hours a night, which is not enough. That kind of sleep deprivation makes people more likely to eat sugary foods, not have the energy for everyday things, miss out on family functions, not have sex, not exercise, not be as productive at work, among other things. People who slept less than 6 hours a night also were more likely to be obese. … Continue reading

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Q&A: Why Are Seeds Paleo But Not Seed Oils?

Hi Neely, On the "Paleo Diet Food List" it states sunflower seeds are acceptable to eat, but on the "Paleo Plan Food Guide" it states not to eat sunflower oil. Can you please expound on that.  Thanks. Eternally confused, Mark ________________________________________________________________ Hi Mark, I'm not sure which "Paleo Diet Food List" you're talking about, but even on the Paleo Plan Food Guide it says seeds (including sunflower seeds) are acceptable to eat. I understand why that would be confusing. Here's … Continue reading


You Are What You Eat: Why Meat Quality Matters

**** THIS WEEK ONLY GET 2 FREE NY STEAKS + 10% Off + Free Shipping at Butcher Box **** Today I’d like to focus on something that is incredibly close to my heart: the importance of the source of your meats.  I was a vegetarian for about 10 years, and my reason for not eating meat was my bleeding heart for animals’ welfare.  I'm about to go PETA on you for a minute, so beware. When I decided not to … Continue reading