The Beginner’s Guide To The Autoimmune Protocol

The Beginner's Guide To The Autoimmune Protocol

This is a guest post by Megan McGrane - physician's assistant, health coach and autoimmune warrior. Find more about Megan on her site here. You can follow her on instagram and twitter. Did you know that autoimmunity is one of the top ten causes of fatality in females under sixty-five years old? According to the National Institutes of Health, autoimmune disorders affect over twenty-three million people in the United States each year. Autoimmune disorders include hundreds of medical conditions that are due to the body’s own immune system attacking its own organs. For example, thyroiditis is an attack on the thyroid gland, … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Paleo Guide: Intermittent Fasting Protocols, Tips, Tricks, And How To Use Them

The Ultimate Paleo Guide - Intermittent Fasting Protocols

When you think about skipping or missing a meal, going twenty-four hours without food, or actually allowing yourself to feel hungry, what goes through your head? Does it feel like you'd be starving yourself or depriving yourself of food? "No way could I do that. I’d die!" "But aren’t we suppose to eat five to six smaller meals throughout the day?" As kids, we’re trained to eat at every mealtime and to clean our plates. We learn as youngsters that skipping meals is never a good idea, and that we should really be eating several small meals throughout the day to keep our metabolism revved up, and to avoid putting our bodies into … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Intermittent Fasting

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been around since the time when our Paleolithic ancestors walked the earth. They didn’t have grocery stores, refrigerators, restaurants, microwaves, or convenience stores. Nevertheless, they were able to overcome periods of famine. How on earth did they do it? Well, it certainly wasn’t by eating five to six small meals every day. Instead, our ancestors naturally used intermittent fasting. Of course, they didn’t know they were doing this. And, frankly, they didn’t have much of a choice. Food had to be rationed. They had to adapt. So, they likely ate about twice a day. The point is that our … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To A Gluten-Free Lifestyle

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To A Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Gluten is so hot right now. Over the last decade, more and more people have become aware of the harmful effects that gluten can have on their health. Additionally, more men and women are discovering that they suffer from some degree of gluten intolerance. Gluten intolerance definitely appears to be on the rise and affecting more people than ever before. As a result, countless people are adopting a gluten-free diet. Despite this, some would simply dismiss gluten-free diets or gluten-free living as yet another fad. Nevertheless, the negative effects of gluten are quite real and, despite all of the potential negative gluten-related … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Grass-Fed, Free-Range & Organic

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Grass-Fed, Free Range & Organic

We live in a world of double speak. Politicians say one thing and mean another. Companies use deceptive marketing techniques to hide the truth and emphasize the good points about their products.  You don't need all that confusion when it comes to the food you eat so, in this article, we're going to explain what's meant by the terms "grass-fed", "free-range", and "organic". We'll also explain what “natural” means, although we'll leave it up to you to decide for yourself whether or not you think "natural" is natural.  Let's dive in! What Is "Natural" And What Isn’t? Don’t be swayed when you read the word “natural” on … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Sugar

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Sugar

You’re surrounded by different kinds of sugars and sweeteners and bombarded by commercials for foods containing them. Pick up a box of cereal and you’ll most likely find cane sugar, regular sugar, corn syrup, maltodextrin, fruit juice concentrates, and maybe, just maybe, even a little bit of real sweeteners. Grab a beverage and you’ll likely see artificial sweeteners added to the list of ingredients. Most packaged, processed desserts will have three or more sweeteners in them. Can you live without sugar and stand up to the food industry’s in-your-face advertising? You can, and your health depends on it. In order to do this, you … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Fish Oil: Omega-6 & Omega-3

The Ultimate Paleo Guide To Fish Oil

At some point in the 1970s, the food industry began to demonize fat. We were then told that we could eat fat, as long as it was primarily plant-based omega-6 fat. Being the trusting, health-conscious people that most of us are, we largely followed this advice. Unfortunately, this advice hasn’t proven to be beneficial to our health, our lifestyles, or our relationships with food. In fact, research now indicates that such advice is misleading, often misinterpreted, and even downright unhealthy. Nevertheless, for over four decades, Western society has jumped whole-heartedly on to the “low-fat” bandwagon, in a misguided effort to live longer, … [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...]

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...]

Why Microwaves Aren’t Paleo (And Why They’re Dangerous)

Why Microwaves Aren't Paleo

So, you want to know whether or not microwaves are paleo? The Quick Answer As you have probably guessed, microwaves are not paleo. Why Aren’t Microwaves Paleo? The answer seems obvious. I mean, beans and quinoa are off the table, so microwaving can’t possibly be acceptable, right? Well, think again, because the convenience and new technology of microwaves aren't the primary reasons for their classification as "non-paleo." The paleo diet does not shun things simply because they are new. It is obvious that microwaves are a relatively new piece of cooking technology and not something that Paleolithic people could have used, however, … [Read more...]