Should Grains Be Included In The Paleo Diet? (& soaked porridge recipe)

“Going Paleo” means eliminating grains. ALL grains! – which can have a drastic effect on your body and blood sugar levels. Dense carbs, like grains, break down into simple sugars (glucose) in our digestive system. When over consumed, or consumed in the standard manner (through refined products), these types of carbs spike blood sugar levels, […]

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Is The War On Fat Finally Over?

I woke up this morning to the Today Show FINALLY touting some good nutritional advice for a change, no thanks to Joy Bauer! Anyone who knows me knows I can’t stand her “nutritional guidance” which is pro-factory, pro-governmental dietary training, pro-latest fad and absolutely NO real conversations about how food is affecting us through this […]

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Understanding FODMAPs

In the next months and years we will be hearing a LOT about FODMAPs and low FODMAP diets. Partly due to the recent gluten intolerance study (which I walk talk about in an upcoming post) and partly in due to an increasing number of people suffering from IBS. A low FODMAP diet first originated from a research […]

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How Your Coffee Can Make A Difference

We are a coffee addicted nation. We drink it to get moving in the morning, as a mid morning push through, after lunch, and a mid afternoon pick me up just to get us through the day. In the latest National Coffee Association Study, 63% of Americans drink coffee daily with about 80% drinking it […]

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The Skinny On Fat – Saturated fat IS NOT the enemy!

This whole nutrition thing is hella confusing! Low fat or high fat? Eat carbs or avoid carbs? High protein or low protein? Olive oil or vegetable oil? Butter or margarine? For the past 60+ years we have been receiving A LOT of varying information about what to eat, how much, when and even who with… […]

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The BEST Paleo Bread Recipe Ever!

Ya I went there. So many of us who board the Paleo train immediately look for a bread recipe to substitute the much missed chewy, soft, yeasty yumminess that we have diligently given up. We jump from “bread” recipe to “bread” recipe hoping that something will satisfy that dark hole that is now in our […]

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Homemade Beef Jerky for Dogs (grain free, dairy free treats)

I love my doggies! And I love to spoil them! But I have a little challenge when it comes to dog treats. My chocolate lab Maddox will eat anything (no problem there), but the other 2 dogs are a little challenging. Andi, our Great Dane, is super picky when it comes to food. We used […]

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3 month subscription to Paleo Living Magazine for FREE – just follow the link

Good morning everyone! Well I woke up to some pretty awesome news this morning! Paleo Living Magazine, which is, as you would guess… a magazine about living the Paleo lifestyle, reached out to me to publish one of my blogs as a story in their magazine. Very honored! They chose my article about homemade extracts. […]

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10 simple DIY cleaning tips that are kind to Mother Earth

In honor of earth day here are some simple tips for household cleaning that are easy on the planet AND your pocket. We seem to get so caught up in a fast pace environment that it seems easier just to grab a cleaning product off the shelf instead of finding safer ways to create our […]

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We could learn A LOT from Brazils new dietary guidelines – Will America ever be able to follow suit?

First it was the pyramid… Now the plate… Who knows what the FDA will come up with next in regards to providing the public with a healthy food consumption guideline. But do these food guidelines really help us live a healthier lifestyle? Do they guide us into understanding what we really should and shouldn’t be […]

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