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January 15th, 2016 | Healthcare, Moving

 

We are super excited to introduce to you our dear friend, Mateo Daniel. He is truly the epitome of “The Playful Warrior”. He brings so much love and energy to everyone he meets and has reminded us of the importance of PLAY in our lives and for our health! I used to think playing was for kiddos and those lucky people that had the luxury of extra time on their hands…now I realize how important it is for us all to PLAY! Life is so much more fun this way!

We love Mateo’s perspective on life, play and movement. Check out the article below!

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat: STRESS (Part 5)

December 31st, 2015 | Healthcare, Living

 

This is Part 5 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat

STRESS – The Muffin Top Monster

 

If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:

Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels

Part 2: Poor Gut Health

Part 3: Obesogens…Obes-o-what?

Part 4: GMO…OMG!!

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Avocado Breakfast Bake

December 8th, 2015 | Breakfast, Eating,

Photo by Julianne Shapery

We are always getting asked for Paleo friendly breakfast ideas. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of always eating the same thing for breakfast. Mix it up!

Here is a quick, easy  and unique breakfast idea full of great protein and fat! Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Paleo Style

November 23rd, 2015 | Eating, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!

I can’t wait! It’s my all-time favorite holiday…I love the fall, being with family and of course…the FOOD!!

For many folks the holidays are a time when they throw healthy eating out the window and binge on sweets and unhealthy food. And…typically feel like crap after it’s all said and done.

Well..I am here to tell you can still eat healthy during the holidays AND experience delicious food, WITHOUT feeling awful and realizing you’ve gained an extra 10 pounds going into the New Year.

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Chicken with Cherries

November 16th, 2015 | Chicken, Eating,

 

This is a great dish that gives chicken a little pizazz! And it’s simple with minimal ingredients. Enjoy!

 

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 lb chicken breast (4 small breasts)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved (option to buy frozen
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • arugula

 

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pound chicken so they are thin (option to buy thin breast). Clean and break ends of asparagus. Place the chicken on a baking dish drizzled lightly with oil. On a separate baking dish, place the asparagus and drizzle lightly with oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
Chop shallot. In a small bowl add shallots, red wine vinegar, oil and cherries. Place chicken on top of a large handful of arugula and add the cherry mixture. Serve with asparagus.

Recipe by Tami Monaghan

 

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making Your Fat – Part 4: GMO…OMG!!

November 9th, 2015 | Eating, Healthcare, Living

 

This is Part 4 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat

GMO….OMG!!

If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:

Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels

Part 2: Poor Gut Health

Part 3: Obesogens…Obes-o-what?

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Obesogens… Obese-o-what?

October 19th, 2015 | Eating, Living

 

Obesogens …Obese-o-what?

Endocrine disruptors, also known as “OBESOGENS”, are lurking all around us and may be a key factor in making America FAT and SICK.  As you may realize, obesity is an epidemic and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes continue to escalate.

So…what role do obesogens play?

Obesogens are environmental toxins found in food, water, insecticides, plastics, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc. that negatively affect metabolism and may predispose some to weight gain. They mimic our own hormones and confuse or disrupt natural hormone production.

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat: Part 2

October 12th, 2015 | Healthcare, Living

 

Poor Gut Health

This is Part 2 of 5 in the series:  5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat.

If you missed Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels, you can check it out HERE.

We will be discussing Part 3-5 in the upcoming weeks. Don’t miss it!

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat: Part 1

September 28th, 2015 | Healthcare, Living, Practical Living

 

If you are having trouble shedding those extra pounds and the scale just won’t budge….I recommend turning your focus towards these 5 often overlooked factors that could be secretly sabotaging your weight loss goals.

Yes…diet and exercise are key components in losing weight, having a rockin’ body and feeling awesome. But…there is much more to the equation that people don’t realize.  Many people dial in their nutrition using a Paleo, whole-food approach and lose tons of weight, and others lose some weight…but not as much as they hoped for. And for those people…there are likely other factors holding you back.

This may be just the information you need to squeeze into that stunning, black dress you’ve been avoiding because it’s a little too snug and exposes your lumps, bumps and rolls OR give you the confidence to strut your stuff in that sexy bikini you bought as an incentive to lose weight (and is currently buried in the bottom of your underwear drawer).

Wouldn’t that be awesome!

What’s even more awesome is that all these factors…if addressed and improved upon…not only help with weight loss, but also help with improved overall health, well-being and disease prevention!!

5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat:

1) Low Vitamin D Levels

2) Poor Gut Health

3) Obesogens…Obese-o-what?

4) GMO…OMG!

5) Stress: The Muffin Top Monster

We are going to start this week looking at how Low Vitamin D Levels may be associated with weight gain and will cover the rest of the 4 in upcoming posts.

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Baked Fish & Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Sauce

September 8th, 2015 | Seafood, Sides

Photo by Julianne Schapery

This is a simple and delicious fish and brussels sprout dish with a lemony twist. Drizzle sauce over brussels and fish and enjoy!!!

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Jean Ryan Before & After

Jean Testimonial

August 24th, 2016 | Testimonials

Okay 9 lbs. lighter, energy level is better and no bloating!

My ankle swelling is gone and I can reach my feet.  The first week I noticed I was standing straighter so the extra water weight was affecting how I stood.

My health was generally good but I was always tired even though I try to sleep for 8 to 9 hours a night.

In all I would say that the 30-day challenge has helped me become healthier and more aware of how my body reacts to food.

 

Jean Ryan

 

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Jean Ryan Before & After

 

 

Creamy Guacamole

Creamy Guacamole

August 24th, 2016 | Recipes, Sides

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • Approximately 1 cup of cilantro (I use pretty much the whole bunch)
  • ¼ of a purple onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ to ½ tsp salt (adjust to taste)

 

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Start with less salt and lime juice, blend together and add more to taste. Process until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy!

 

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30 Day Challenge

Mary Testimonial

August 23rd, 2016 | Testimonials

MARY, age 78 from NJ has been living the Paleo Secret for 30 days.

In January this year I was told I had a pre-diabetic condition and was overweight.  Diabetes does exist on my father’s side of the family and I do not want to have to take more medication.

I do have 3 other conditions (from my mother’s side) thyroid, cholesterol and high blood pressure which is all under control with meds.

I normally eat quite healthy.  And actually my health is good compared to many my age. I do not have any abdominal issues. I probably do not exercise enough but have been working on that for a couple months and feel better for doing this. I doubt that I will do any marathons.

I do still have issues with sleeping. I have bladder issues also that disturbs me during the night.

The good news I have lost 8 lbs in the 30 days!  I plan to continue with this lifestyle as best as I can and hope I avoid diabetes.

Thank you for your daily coaching emails and tips. They were so helpful.

 

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Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops

Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops

August 23rd, 2016 | Pork, Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. of scallops
  • Prosciutto
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • toothpicks

 

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare a baking sheet. Cut the prosciutto in half lengthwise so you have enough strips of prosciutto for each scallop.  Take each scallop and sprinkle lightly with the Italian seasoning and wrap a piece of prosciutto around the outside of the scallop (secure with toothpicks if needed).

Place each seasoned and wrapped scallop on the baking sheet, making sure to leave space in between the scallops so that they cook evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, turning the scallops over when there is 5 minutes left in the cooking time. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and serve.

 

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30 Day Challenge

Sue Testimonial

August 22nd, 2016 | Testimonials

My husband and I’ve been on the Paleo diet for 30 days.

Our doctor recommended  that we go on the paleo diet. We can still eat real food but with changes in eating processed food.

Its not a quick fix to losing weight but a healthier way. A life style change.  We both recently went to our doctor, I didn’t lose a lot of weight but he told me that I was losing the sugars in my system and gaining the muscle I needed. My clothes are loose around the middle.

My husband lost 14 pounds and committed to eating Paleo.  We are both diabetic and he plans to get off medications all together in 6 months. I’m different and take insulin, but my A1C was at 7.6 down from 8.6 just 3 months ago.

The doctor has also changed my insulin intake drastically where I don’t have to take as much. Its working!

I don’t have before/after pictures but I can wear a  2 piece bathing suit again. I’m 65 years old and plan to be in my pool all summer.

 

Sue Garner
Avondale Arizona

 

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Maple Mustard Sesame Wings

Maple Mustard Sesame Wings

August 22nd, 2016 | Chicken, Recipes

Ingredients

  • one dozen chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp organic grade A Maple Syrup
  • 3 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • optional: garnish with cucumber

 

Instructions

Apply salt and pepper to the wings and place them in the fridge for 30 minutes to one hour.

Preheat the oven to 420 F.  While the oven is heating up, combine the maple syrup and mustard in a bowl and whisk with a fork.  Toss the wings in the bowl and make sure every inch of the wings is covered in the sauce.  Place the wings on the baking sheet and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes.  Now flip the wings over and bake for another 15 minutes.

Sprinkle sesame seeds on the wings before serving and ENJOY.  As an option, you can slice a cucumber and garnish on the plate around the wings.

 

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30 Day Challenge

Carla Testimonial

August 21st, 2016 | Testimonials

I stuck with the 30 day challenge and was so glad I did.  I had 10 lbs to lose and I did lose 10 lbs.

Most people think if you only have a small amount of weight to lose then it isn’t a problem.  Well the last 10 lbs are the hardest!

I have never  had a lot of weight to lose because I never let myself get over a certain weight.  BUT…

With this eating plan, I have never felt better.  My thinking was clearer and I lost the puffiness that I sometimes feel. I will continue with this eating plan.

 

Carla D

 

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

August 21st, 2016 | Dessert, Recipes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter (or could use almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup of almond or sunflower seed butter for topping and making marbled design
  • 1/3 cocoa powder (can use carob powder if can’t have cocoa)
  • 1TB flax meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato (about 1 small to medium sweet potato)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 dropperfuls of liquid stevia (add last and play with amount of sweetness or try sweetener of choice)

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8×8 pan (I use Pampered Chef stoneware) with coconut oil. First, melt coconut butter and coconut oil in small sauce pan (careful not to burn). Next, add all dry ingredients together and stir. Add wet ingredients including melted coconut oil/coconut butter. I use a hand mixer to mix.

Put into greased pan. Add almond butter or nut butter (needs to be soft) topping by using a spoon to create 4 parallel lines. Use a butter knife to marble or swirl the almond butter by running knife perpendicular one way and then the other way back across the brownies. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Try serving with vanilla coconut milk ice cream!

Enjoy!

 

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Sonya Mitchell Before & After

Sonya Testimonial

August 20th, 2016 | Testimonials

Hello, my name is Sonya M, I am 50 years old and from Atlanta ,Ga.

For the last couple of years I have been exercising off and on, joined a gym, modified my eating habits. My highest weight was 220 pounds. I would lose 10 pounds and no more.

Even though I continued to exercise, sooner or later I would give up and gain the 10 pounds back. I used to joke about losing the same 10 pounds over and over again.

I have arthritis in my hip and knees and have a prescription for 800 mg Ibuprofen. I do low impact aerobics and weight training by using DVD’ s.

Since doing the Paleo lifestyle, my starting weight was 214, now I weigh 207.

I have noticed my clothes fit looser, less pain in my hip and knees (I used to walk with a slight limp from my hip pain) and now I can walk normal! I feel energetic and motivated to continue the Paleo lifestyle.

I have less sugar cravings for chocolate candy. I like the Paleo recipes for meat, seafood, vegetables and brownies. This will satisfy my chocolate craving when I eat it occasionally. I always brought my lunch to work but would buy fast food on Friday. Now I cook on Thursday evening, something like some scallops and stir fry vegetables.

I buy more vegetables now and discovered I like cauliflower and avocados. I like the variety of Paleo recipes for cauliflower, sweet potatoes, kale, etc. I like avocado dip with celery sticks as a snack.

I will continue the Paleo lifestyle because it works for me and I am seeing the results and so are my family and coworkers. I sleep better at night and wake up ready to start my day. I can wear some of my old jeans and dresses now that used to be too tight. Woohoo!

Thank you Chad and Brenda for spreading the word about the Paleo lifestyle.

 

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Paleo Lamb Rogan Josh

Paleo Lamb Rogan Josh

August 20th, 2016 | Lamb, Recipes

 

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. of lamb (Note – At least one pound should be ON THE BONE, that’s where all the flavor is!  It makes a HUGE difference, trust me!! I used 1 lb. of lamb stew meat and 1 lb. of lamb necks)
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 4 tsp of ground coriander
  • 4 tsp of ground cumin
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) of full fat coconut milk
  • 15 oz. of water

 

Instructions

Heat coconut oil in a large pot.  Lightly salt and pepper the lamb meat and sear on high heat until all sides are brown, with a bit of a crust.  Do this in batches as you want even heat exposure when cooking the meat. After it’s all done, remove all the meat from the pot and set aside.

Cook onions in the lamb meat fat for ~2 minutes on high heat to soften them. Then add the garlic, ginger and the seared lamb back into the pot and mix briefly.  Finally, add all the ground spices and salt to the pot and stir all the ingredients together for about 1 minute.  Allow the spices to soak into the oil, that’s how the flavor really develops! Next add coconut milk and water to the pot.

Bring the mixture to a boil and then cover and reduce the heat to a simmer.  Simmer curry with cover on top for about 1 hour. Then remove top and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes in order to thicken the sauce.

Ladle into a bowl and enjoy!

 

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