The Beginner’s Guide to Whole30®

Whole30

If you’ve been around the paleo world for more than just a few days, you’ve probably heard of Whole30® but you might not be entirely sure what that is.  What Is Whole30®? Whole30® is a free program which aims to change your life in just thirty days. The idea is to cut out all potentially problematic foods from your diet for one month to let your body reset and recover, so that you can find out which foods your body can and cannot tolerate. Since it began in 2009, hundreds of thousands of people have seen amazing results from taking thirty days out of their lives to prioritize their health. Why Do It? Whole30® is based on the … [Read more...]

What Is Tahini?

What Is Tahini

You may have heard of tahini but never quite been sure what it is and whether or not it's paleo. Well, tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It's often used in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, and Turkey, and it's most commonly served as a dip, as a meat topping, or as part of hummus, baba ghanoush, and halva.  How Is Tahini Made? Manufacturers produce tahini by first first soaking sesame seeds in water and then crushing them. This separates the bran from the kernels. Next, they're soaked in salt water, which makes the bran sink. The kernels are taken from the top, toasted, and then ground.  You can … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Starting Your Health Blog

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If you're eating paleo, you've probably come on quite a journey with your diet and health. Maybe you've suffered with health issues and paleo is how you're overcoming them. Maybe you were overweight and eating paleo gave you the freedom to eat as much as you wanted and lose weight at the same time. Or maybe you've always been curious about healthy eating and paleo is just what makes sense to you. Whatever your background is, the chances are that other people out there are on a similar journey to you. The chances are that someone somewhere could benefit from hearing your story. Your knowledge and experiences could help someone to turn … [Read more...]

America Goes Nuts About Sugar

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America has gone nuts about sugar following this week's episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The episode considers America's sugar consumption and the use of added sugar in its food products. Watch the video or read the summary below to get the gist of what was said. Video Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MepXBJjsNxs Episode Summary Sugar Consumption John Olive first told us just how much sugar Americans consume. This Halloween Americans will spend $2.2 billion on candy. The average American consumes twenty-two teaspoons of sugar a day, which is three times the amount we need. Humans are genetically … [Read more...]

Delicious Apple Cider

Apple Cider

  If you’re paying attention to the acid/alkaline balance in your body, you’ll want to try this easy and tasty apple cider recipe, which will help to promote alkalinity. This would also be delicious as a pre-made batch of cold apple juice. … [Read more...]

Gut Health: What’s Really Making You Sick?

Gut Health

All disease begins in the gut. - Hippocrates In the next few years, you’re going to see a huge shift in how nutrition is approached. Instead of diet plans, fat loss quick fixes, and "eat this but don’t eat that" advice, you’ll start to see an emphasis on healing the gastrointestinal tract and fixing issues like leaky gut in order to lose body fat, build muscle, avoid chronic disease, relieve autoimmune-related issues, and even address issues like depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer's. Since 2013, two of the top five best selling drugs in the United States have been drugs for treating digestive problems. It’s time to stop throwing … [Read more...]

The Tuna Burger

Tuna Burgers

  These little tuna burgers are easy to make and they’re quite versatile too. Of course, they’re delicious hot out of the pan but they also make great leftovers that can be served cold as finger food. These patties are great for packing in coolers for a day at the beach or out fishing! Note: these burgers are primal not paleo (as they use grass-fed butter). To make them paleo, use coconut oil instead. … [Read more...]

How To Create The Perfect About Page For Your Health Blog

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Starting a food or health blog is a great way to share your recipes and everything you know about healthy eating. We've already explained the steps to starting your very own food blog, but today we want to go a little deeper and help you craft the perfect About page for your website. Let's jump in.   What Is An About Page? An About page is one of the first pages people will look at when they land on your website. It's the page that should explain what your site is about and who you are. It's a chance for your visitors to get to know you and your site and to work out whether or not it's for them. Your About page is there to answer … [Read more...]

Is Corn Oil Paleo?

Is Corn Oil Paleo

The Quick Answer No. Corn oil is not considered paleo. Why Isn’t Corn Oil Paleo? Corn oil is not paleo for three main reasons: It is made from corn, which is not paleo. It is an oil that is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and omega-6s. It’s prone to rancidity and oxidation when it's cooked. In this way it is similar to other vegetable oils that are not paleo for the same reasons, like grape seed, soybean, and peanut oils. Because corn oil contains a high amount of omegas-6 fatty acids and not a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, it does not have the ratio that we look for on the paleo diet when … [Read more...]