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 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...]

Good Morning America Explores The Paleo Lifestyle

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A recent episode on The Morning Stir on Good Morning America thrust paleo back into the limelight. But this time it wasn't about the paleo diet. It was about the paleo lifestyle. What Is The Paleo Lifestyle? While the paleo diet involves eating the way that cavemen ate, the paleo lifestyle means living the way that caveman lived. That means moving, sleeping, and exercising as our ancestors did before the invention of computers, shoes, and treadmills. This episode of The Morning Star follows the couple behind eatingEVOLVED, a primal dark chocolate company whose chocolate is to die for. The couple live a paleo lifestyle, … [Read more...]

Celebrity Chef Pete Evans Causes Paleo Uproar

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Celebrity chef, Pete Evans, - a judge on the reality cooking program My Kitchen Rules - has thrust the paleo diet back into the limelight after speaking out in favor of it on his Facebook page. Responding to a comment left by a dietician, Evans wrote a 2,100 word rant about the relationship between nutrition and health. Evans argued that the modern Australian diet is the reason that autism is on the rise in Australia, and suggested that the paleo diet could help to reduce this trend.  The chef, who recently became a health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, also criticized the Heart Foudation and the … [Read more...]

TIME Declares The War on Fat Over


Recently the mainstream media have published a flurry of articles which would seem to suggest that the mainstream media is finally starting to pay attention to the health epidemic that's taking hold of the U.S. and the rest of the world. The most recent example is a TIME cover story about The War on Fat and how it's failed miserably, made us even sicker, and traded heart disease for diabetes. It's the most scathing report of SAD (the Standard American Diet) that we've seen in the mainstream media of late. While the article doesn't explicitly mention the paleo diet, its arguments are pretty in line with everything we talk about here … [Read more...]

How Jamie Sterling Trains & Eats For Big Wave Surfing


Last week, published an interview with professional big wave surfer Jamie Sterling about how he keeps his body is in peak physical and mental condition. So, how does he eat and train to surf 50-foot plus waves? He works out On top of his surfing, Sterling began lifting weights when he was 15 or 16. He quickly saw improvements in his performance, and now works out with Crossfit about five times a week. He also completes surfing-specific Crossfit workouts, and at least four yoga sessions a week. He lets his body recover To ensure his body is in optimal performance after all that exercise, Sterling drinks plenty of … [Read more...]

How to Start Eating Paleo Today

The most important step when transitioning to the paleo lifestyle is just getting started. And yet it's also the hardest. Here at the UPG, we get tons of questions from people around the world who are interested in living a healthier lifestyle, but who are just not sure how to get started. We take the guess work out of it, so that you can get started today, and your transformation can begin. Step 1: Perform a kitchen makeover As nice as it is to think you have all the willpower in the world, and that you can resist any and all temptations, especially when it comes to food, the truth is that you can't. It's been proven that willpower is … [Read more...]

Stalking The Paleo Diet In Dallas

The Dallas News recently ran a piece on the paleo diet and what it is. While nothing breathtaking, they trot out several of the familiar critiques of paleo: “'If we look at our ancestors, they didn’t live very long.' And a recent article in Scientific American largely debunks the premise for the diet and whether it's truly paleo." Still, they give several great testimonials of strict and super strict paleo dieters who stress results, showing once again that it always comes back to personal experimentation and experience: “It works very well for people with autoimmune disorders … It’s amazing to see the improvement in health.” “If you … [Read more...]

The Paleo Diet Craze on Dr. Oz Pt 1

Recently, the paleo diet was featured on the Dr. Oz show. Now we're not necessarily huge fans of the show (we've never watched an episode), it's nice to see the paleo diet getting a little more mainstream love. The Paleo Diet Craze, Pt 1 - The Dr Oz Show … [Read more...]

The Paleo Diet For Vegetarians

A vegetarian paleo diet? Can it be done? After all, with their savage caveman ways, how could cavemen eat . Well, it's true and vegetarians can do the paleo diet too. After trying a modified paleo approach in Impossible Abs – Susan Lacke found that she lost an astounding 19 pounds in 8 weeks. As you can imagine, the toughest part about doing paleo as a vegetarian is getting all the necessary protein needed. So what were Susan's secrets for getting healthy fats & protein in her diet without all the meat? Almonds Avocado Broccoli Eggs Hemp Seed Pistachios Potatoes Spinach Spirulina Walnuts As she adjusted to the diet - she had … [Read more...]