Supplement Talk: Turmeric

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As one of the longest used medicinal herbs in the world, turmeric has loads of impressive health benefits, even when used in small amounts. Deeply-yellow colored turmeric is often called a “superfood” because it can do everything from detoxify the liver to help prevent heart disease. Turmeric root is a great way to boost glutathione production and also a very powerful anti-inflammatory root. Additionally it contains curcumin, a compound helpful in restoring healthy blood pressure, improving circulation, and fighting disease. One of the best perks about adding it into your healthy diet is that it won’t break the bank or be difficult to find … [Read more...]

Common Energy-Sucking Paleo Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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You’ve ditched refined and processed foods, transitioning from a standard diet to Paleo. You’re expecting more energy, improved health, weight loss and greater mental clarity because so many who’ve made the change have experienced such greatness. But you’re still lethargic and the weight has not dropped. What’s going on? If you’re part of the group that has not experienced some of the great benefits of going Paleo, then you may be making a few of these common mistakes. Not Getting Enough Nutrients It has become increasingly popular to have bulletproof coffee or routinely do intermittent fasting for both health gains and weight loss while … [Read more...]

All About Carbohydrates: Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs

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A low-carb diet is not just eliminating breads from your eating habits. Carbs are found in vegetables, fruits, sugars, grains, nuts, seeds and beans. But not all carbs are created equal. So the question is, which carbs are good and which are bad? Carbohydrates are one of the three main macronutrients that we need to get from our diet (fats and proteins are the other two in case you’re wondering). Good carbs are important because they give you fiber, provide energy, and supply important vitamins and minerals. At the most basic level, there are two kinds of carbohydrate foods: the “bad carbs” which are simple carbs (sometimes called “fast … [Read more...]

Kale Chips

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You’ll be surprised at how tasty these chips are. The olive oil paired with the earthy flavor of the kale is almost addicting. They also get a nice crunch that will help you get past your potato chip craving and on to a kale chip craving. You can add more seasoning, such as cumin, cayenne, or chili powder for a bolder, spicier flavor. Be sure not to let them get brown, once they are crisp, they will burn quickly, so keep a close eye on them. Enjoy! [recipe]   … [Read more...]

Hamburger Soup

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This could be called the kitchen sink soup, because of all the vegetables. You can add almost any vegetable you like to this soup, and it would still be delicious. Sautéing the vegetable ahead of time lets the flavor begin to meld and create a robust, delicious flavor. This recipe is sure to become a “go to” for a Sunday soup on a cold winter day! Enjoy. [recipe]   … [Read more...]

How To Reintroduce Foods Following The Autoimmune Protocol

How To Reintroduce Foods Following 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. After using a strict elimination diet such as the autoimmune protocol, reintroducing foods can be intimidating. Perhaps you experienced a reduction in symptoms on the diet but you do not want to stay on AIP indefinitely. Trying to identify trigger foods is an important part of getting the most out of the AIP. Going through a focused reintroduction phase is critical in discovering food triggers and sensitivities. Here are a few simple steps to make your … [Read more...]

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...]