This is one of our favorite “go-to” meals that we adapted to make nightshade-free. It is delicious, easy and very filling…with all that goodness piled on a bed of sweet potato! This dish makes great left-overs. It’s a nice meal to make for a big family or if you have to feed quite a few people…just double it. We make it often when we have friends over. Hope you enjoy!!Keep Reading »
I am of the belief, and I think you’ll find it echoed by experts on the subject, that “resolutions” are generally weak for several reasons. First, they tend to be vague things like “lose weight” or “get healthier” – In order to achieve something, you need to quantify what the exact desired result is. The human mind will work a lot harder to achieve something explicit, where as something vague is easy to sluff off.
Over the years it has almost become cliche for people to set “new years resolutions”, that they may aggressively pursue for a month or so, but in the end forget about 2 months into the year and slide right back into their old habits. People regard resolutions as being ok to forget about, because they’ve always done it, and everyone they know does too. A goal is more of a pact with yourself, that if written down and tracked holds much more weight, and has the potential for disappointment. If you don’t hit it, you are essentially breaking a promise to yourself by not keeping it. Resolutions are much easier to ignore, thus often times ineffective.Keep Reading »
Celery root (a.k.a celeriac) was introduced to me by a friend of mine and I just love it! It’s an interesting looking thing…brown and kind of ugly (see below). You peel off the brown, outer layer and underneath is a white-fleshed root vegetable that is quite versatile. Try out this simple celery root mish-mash….its delicious!
This is a very important topic that I wish more people were aware of, so I want to pass this information along. Leaky gut is something that I have personally been healing from for the past few years. It ended up being the underlying issue behind my chronic skin and immune system issues. It took YEARS and many health practitioners to connect my skin issues with dysfunction of the gut. Luckily, more and more practitioners are becoming aware of leaky gut and how to treat it. Research continues to emerge regarding the connection between leaky gut, inflammation and many chronic disease conditions. Hippocrates really knew what he was talking about when he said “All diseases begin in the gut.” Please take the time to read this and be aware of how important your digestion and the health of your gut are to your overall health, immunity and vitality. If you have a chronic disease condition, especially autoimmune or skin issue, consider looking into the integrity of your gut health as a key culprit in the manifestation of your symptoms.Keep Reading »
If you read my previous article, Think Twice About What You’re Putting On Your Skin, you know that on average we are putting 100+ chemicals on are bodies daily.Keep Reading »
We made this meat crust quiche over Mother’s Day weekend and it was the BEST quiche I have ever had and I wanted to share it with you all! Mom and the rest of the family were raving about it! I’ve never liked the crust on pies or quiches, so having a crust made of sausage was a brilliant idea. It also makes the quiche more filling with the addition of extra protein. We got this recipe from Julie Bauer over at www.paleomg.com. She has awesome recipes and everyone should check our her site!!
Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the moms and moms to be!! Enjoy!
Recipe by Julie Bauer
We got this question on the blog and I figured I would address it and share it with everyone…
“Hey guys/gals.. I need some help. My wife’s doctor is concerned about her cholesterol and is pushing the diet from the “Forks Over Knives” documentary. While I haven’t gotten my wife to fully embrace Paleo she is open but her doctor is telling her no coconut oil, no bacon, no butter, etc… We are supposed to attend a nutrition talk with her doctor on Tuesday and I have been invited mainly because the doctor knows I’m pro Paleo. I need help with some resources to help argue my case. Any thoughts to this? Thanks in advance.”
Yes…I have many resources and many thoughts. Lets get started… Keep Reading…
This recipe comes to us from Karen Falbo. She is a Certified Nutritionist and the National Nutritional Program Coordinator for Vitamin Cottage or Natural Grocer. I had the pleasure of attending one of her cooking demonstrations at the PaleoFX conference last month and she kindly agreed to share her recipes. I made this for a dinner party the other day and it got rave reviews! I did the quick version of this custard and also served it with fresh strawberries. Hope you love it as much as we did! Thanks Karen!!
Hey Guys, are you ready to kick off your May with a Paleo Challenge? Our readers ask us constantly for recommendations on a comprehensive solution covering all aspects of the Paleo lifestyle and getting started. Well here it is! We have teamed up with our friends at Paleo Plan to offer a bundle that covers every angle for you.
Paleo Plan’s “Quickstart Guide to Paleo” generally sells for $34 on their website, but for our Facebook and Blog readers we have talked them into offering a special bundle, one that includes our EXCLUSIVE guide to getting rid of neck pain and fixing your posture, and a couple other valuable bonuses not available for purchase! This bundle is packed with actionable information to take your health back and optimize your performance. We’re super excited about this, so check out what it contains.. Keep Reading…
When I was originally introduced to Paleo I looked at it as a diet and was even concerned that it may be a fad. Not the case, Paleo is a lifestyle choice. I chose to eat a live a healthy nutritious lifestyle. When I decided to live the Paleo life I weighed in at 282 pounds., 6 weeks later I weighed in at 240 pounds. Keep Reading…
For those that want to take your health to the next level….
If you have any sort of digestive related disease, digestion issues or pelvic related issues listen up!
Squatting on the pot could dramatically improve your digestion and your health! Yes…you heard me correctly. This position is actually the most optimal anatomical position in which to defecate or go #2. Most people in the world actually still eliminate like this (mostly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East). Why is this important? Because NOT defecating in this position has negative effects on bowel health. I’ve written multiple entries mentioning the importance of optimizing digestion in order to stay healthy and have a healthy immune system. Optimizing digestion includes breaking down and assimilating food properly AND being able to eliminate waste from our bodies. Keep Reading…
I made this soup over the weekend to help me ward off what I thought was going to be the flu. I started to feel achy all over, got incredibly cold to the bone and then broke out into a fever. I knew I needed pull in the big guns. I needed some bone broth and some immune boosting power! I drank my broth and rested the weekend and luckily it never turned into the flu! Woo hoo! Bone broth and soups made from bone broth are excellent for improving immunity, gut healing and joint health. Go here to see more benefits of bone broth. We try to drink bone broth daily for optimal health and drink it more often when we are feeling a bit stressed or under the weather. Check out this soup for a nourishing and healing dish! Keep Reading…
Want to significantly improve your health and slow the aging process by doing one simple exercise a day? Of course you do! Well….everyone has probably moved this way at one point in their lives, but perhaps don’t remember it. This is the position we used to play in for hours as little tykes. Traditionally, we used this primal position for just about everything, but over time and use of modern conveniences…sadly, we just don’t do it anymore. What is it?
THE WOMB SQUAT
It’s one of the most therapeutically beneficial positions performed frequently in Taoflow Yoga (fusion of yoga and qi gong) and is one of the most functional and primal positions known to mankind. Traditionally, humans of all ages (including elderly) used this position for working (picking roots out of the ground, cooking over a fire), giving birth, eliminating feces, and just resting. Many native cultures outside of the Western world still use this position daily. Keep Reading…
The idea for this dish comes from a dear friend of mine. It’s simple and tasty…and it brings something a little different to the table. It tastes good hot….but I love it cold too! For some reason, when you puree the spaghetti squash there is a bit more sweetness to it than when you don’t. It’s yum! Check it out!