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 »
I was a chubby lad to say the least. This trend continued into my teens and well into my twenties despite my numerous attempts at fad-diets, unhealthy eating plans, starvation, and exhausting exercise regimes.
It all came to a head one afternoon at the age of 25; I experienced acute chest pains. My GP was quick to order a series of blood tests. My liver, kidney, thyroid, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol results were dangerously out of whack; results that resembled a man two or three times my age, and in very poor health. The same GP, and two others, were quite keen to put me on blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medications. Absolutely NO frickin’ way! At 175cm and weighing in at a hefty 95kgs, I decided that enough was enough. I was told in no uncertain terms that I was quickly following in my father’s footsteps. Dad had his first heart attack at age 44, and his second at the age of 59. I was grateful for the wake-up call, but not for the nutritional misinformation that followed. I adhered to conventional wisdom for three years; adhered to the ‘healthy’ food pyramid and exercised compulsively most days. I only succeeded in gaining more weight, feeling hungry all the time, and exhausting my adrenal glands further. Today, at 30 years of age, weighing in at 69kg, I feel that I have something important to share; a way of living, eating, and moving that will sustain me for the rest of my life… and by the way, I’m not hungry anymore. There were some less obvious changes too that I began to notice over time; I’ve stopped snoring, my anxiety has lifted, my skin is clear, I am confident, my libido has skyrocketed, I feel loads faster on the sporting field, AND I’M HAPPY!
This has had such a profound impact on my life that I decided to follow my passion. I am now a Nutritional Health Coach and Personal Trainer over at The Ancestral Body.
~ Charby Ibrahim, The Ancestral Body
My mom was here for the weekend and whipped us up some breakfast from stuff that was in the fridge. It was such a treat to have someone else cook since I do it so much! Something about the food my mom makes always tastes better than when I make it! Thought I would share since this dish was delicious and quick to make. Enjoy!
Chop veggies into small pieces (including basil). Melt coconut oil or butter in a skillet. Saute garlic in melted fat for a few minutes. Toss in veggies (except basil) and cook until tender. While veggies are cooking melt butter in a small skillet and fry egg sunny side up (add a little salt and pepper). When veggies are cooked through, add in a handful of pumpkin seeds and chopped basil and cook just a few minutes to incorporate. Pumpkin seeds add a nice crunch. Serve veggies with fried duck egg (or chicken egg if you like) and side of sliced avocado and strawberries.
IF YOU SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES OF ANY KIND (Environmental, Food, Chemical, etc)….I SYMPATHIZE…AND PLEASE READ ON!!
Many people I run into (friends, family, patients, clients, etc) have allergy symptoms at some point during the year….especially here in Austin, TX. Allergy symptoms can be quite miserable and dramatically affect one’s quality of life. Believe me! I have experienced allergy symptoms first hand. I find it interesting to note that these symptoms have become so commonplace that people actually think allergy symptoms are “normal”. I hear things like, “Oh, it’s just allergies” and basically insinuating that this is something that “just happens” to a large part of the population and you will just have to deal with it.
Well, I am here to tell you that allergy symptoms are not a “normal” reaction of the immune system and you CAN do something about it. Below you will find an article written by my own personal health care practitioner and friend of Paleo Secret, Dr. Matthew Buckley, regarding the causes of allergies and what can be done to heal the body in order to get rid of or reduce the severity of them. Keep Reading…
We threw this together for breakfast this morning from stuff we had in the fridge that needed eating and it turned out great! We had some Polish Beef Sausages from U.S. Wellness Meats that we used for this dish and they were some of the tastiest sausages we have every had! You could also use pork sausage links as well. If you have never gotten any meat from U.S. Wellness, you should give it a try. All their meat is grass-fed and high-quality stuff…and amazing! Keep Reading…
So, my Paleo journey began a year ago – and a year later, with only Paleo, no gym, and some occasional wine, I’m down 53 lbs!!! This has been an amazing journey, and I’m not done yet!
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Ok, so this is my new favorite dish and I wanted to share it with all of you! I found this recipe after my crash and burn attempt at deviled eggs. I tried to peel my hard-boiled eggs and they were unrecognizable after I finally got the shells off…crap…so I had to find a plan B for my hard-boiled egg remnants. I remembered I have been meaning to try this recipe on Paleo Plan that called for hard-boiled eggs…plus 2 of my favorite foods: sweet potatoes and bacon. Keep Reading…
Hello my name is Sara Fawcett and I’m 43 yrs old.
CrossFit and Paleo have changed my life. The picture on the left was taken around Jan 2012 and the picture on the right taken yesterday (5/6/2013). I developed thyroid issues in my late 30′s and struggled for years.
I never struggled with weight until my thyroid had to be removed. It was difficult for me mentally and emotionally. I would look in the mirror and saw a stranger…I see myself again, just stronger and healthier!! Keep Reading…
After the birth of my 2nd baby I developed a thyroid conversion disorder. The symptoms are identical to hypothyroidism. When I initially approached my doctors with a laundry list of complaints, and family history of thyroid disorders, I was dismissed: “You just had a baby, give it more time.” This would be the medical profession’s song for the next 3 years. I went from a slightly overweight to outright obese during those 3 years.
I eventually realized my doctors were the problem, I needed help! I met with a Naturopathic Doctor and got some amazing advice from a Functional Medicine Doctor. Switching to a Paleo ‘diet’ was one of their suggestions. 12/11/11 was the day I put their suggestions into motion. I could have never dreamed that the results would be this dramatic!
I started the journey a size 24/26 and am currently an 8/10, 123lbs lighter, 47″ smaller! I’ve been in ‘maintenance mode’ for a few months now and no longer actively trying to lose. My hypothyroid symptoms are completely under control.
I dedicated last year to weight loss and getting the hypo symptoms under control, this next year is dedicated to strengthening. I started at a Crossfit box about 3 weeks ago and am absolutely LOVING IT!
(photo in orange tank taken in 07/2011, blue tank 03/2013)
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!