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If You’re Gonna Cheat, Try to Cheat Paleo

I've written before about "cheating" on the Paleo diet here, but I think it's time to revisit this topic. It's on my mind because my sister and a client have both been having cravings for old favorites lately, and so have I. For instance, here's a text message from my sister, who's been Paleo for 3 weeks now. By the way, she's lost at least 6 pounds and has "been in a better mood for the last week and a … Continue reading

Top 5 Paleo Plan Blog Posts of 2011

Before we get ahead of ourselves in 2012, let's take a look back at what we learned in 2011. The blog is a place for not only the occasional rant, but also new information and encouragement. Here are the top 5 blog posts from 2011. If you haven't read these yet, maybe take a look at them and see if you learn something new. Anyone else have any favorites? 1. What To Eat For A Paleo Breakfast 2. Stop Eating … Continue reading

Stop Eating Dairy (at least for a while)

I, like you, often search online for new Paleo recipes. What I'm constantly and surprisingly met with are "Paleo" recipes that include dairy. Now, I know the Paleo/Primal movement is growing and evolving, so changes will occur. And what seems to be happening is a meshing of the Paleo diet tennets set forth by Loren Cordain and the philosophies of Mark Sisson of www.marksdailyapple.com, PLUS your own addictions. And by addictions I mean cheese, cream, and butter. Nowhere in Cordain's books … Continue reading

Pedro Bastos on Dairy

"Dairy, Hormones, and Human Health" by Pedro Bastos, MA, MS from Ancestry. Anyone still wondering about the health effects of dairy? Have some lingering questions about whether it's Paleo or not, even in its raw, grass-fed form? Good news! The Paleo dairy expert himself wrote in to us to explain a few things. Last week I posted a review on the Ancestral Health Symposium, that intermingling of Paleo people in Los Angeles I went to a couple weekends ago. In … Continue reading

Cashews Are Bad (for Me)

If you'd spent any time around me during meal times over the last year, you would know that I was a very, very finicky eater.  "What do you mean you can't eat olive oil, Neely?  That's ridiculous!"  I know it's ridiculous.  Olive oil is delicious.  It brings out the Italian in any meal and what's ridiculous is that until recently it made me itch immediately upon ingestion.  "What do you mean you can't eat rice, Neely?  I've never heard of … Continue reading

The Importance of Cheating

I've been searching for a while for just the right scholarly study to demonstrate to you that too much deprivation in your diet will only lead to binge eating later.  I can't find a good one.  Then it dawned on me that I probably don't need to prove that to you since most of us are probably case studies of this very point.  We can all attest to the fact that when we feel deprived of something, we go after … Continue reading

Q&A: Gout and Paleo

Q: Is the Paleo diet alright for someone who has diabetes and gout? A: The short answer is yes. Here's the long answer. Gout is a painful condition that occurs when uric acid crystals accumulate around a joint, often the big toe, ankle or knee. According to the Mayo Clinic, "gout has long been associated with diet, particularly overindulgence in meat, seafood and alcohol." Oh! So that's why whenever I overindulge in salmon, with all its good fats, antioxidants and … Continue reading

Is Dairy Paleo?

Some Paleo experts believe dairy is absolutely not acceptable on the Paleo diet, while others believe that certain types of dairy may be just fine in moderation. Here's some background so you can make your own decisions about it. … Continue reading