Two Months to a Beach-Ready Body

Two Months to a Beach-Ready Body It happens to the best of us: we plan to not let ourselves get too out of shape over the winter, and then suddenly, it’s spring, and we have gotten used to not getting much exercise, if any at all, and eating a lot of comfort foods. Then, there are only a couple of months left to get our bodies ready for the beach again. But, it can be done, and in just two months.   Getting Started If your body isn’t used to doing much exercise after a long winter, don’t try to

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Getting Closer to Caveman: Surprising Things You Don’t Actually Have to Refrigerate

In our modern society, we’re used to special storage rules from one food item to another. Fruit juice, for instance, and many canned goods can sit in the pantry forever but will need to be chilled once opened. Potatoes kept in the dark, grains kept in dry conditions, and a whole slew of things that need to be kept cold at all times or we risk that unpleasant smell of rotting protein. However, as time passes and food poisoning scares stack up, we’ve gotten into the habit of simply throwing everything in the fridge. But is refrigerating sweet potatoes really

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Dr. Cordain Interview for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

I was recently interviewed by a reporter representing “The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics” which was formerly known as “The American Dietetic Association (ADA)” This organization certifies registered dietitian nutritionists in the United States. University level nutrition students must have met academic and professional requirements including an earned bachelor’s degree with coursework approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).   The official magazine of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is called “Food and Nutrition” which reaches a readership of approximately 40,000 Registered Dieticians. Unfortunately, due to the length

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Adding Eggs to your Paleo Diet

Paleo Recipes: Adding Eggs to your Paleo Diet Eggs have become something of a lighthearted joke among healthy eating aficionados and science journalists alike: Are eggs supposed to be good for you or bad for you? The confusing back-and-forth debate on eggs in a healthy diet is emblematic of how difficult it can be to parse whether your meals are helping or harming you in the long run. We decided it was as good a time as any to break down some of the facts surrounding eggs: why they used to be vilified, what their actual health benefits are, and

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Stuffed Tomatoes

These colorful little appetizers pair quite well with an evening barbecue or holiday feast. Be sure to make plenty as they are bound to disappear in a hurry. 12 cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup minced scallions 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon minced garlic ½ cup finely chopped spinach ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped     Slice off stems and tops of each tomato. Using a small melon ball scoop, remove seeds from tomatoes, leaving them hollowed. In a small bowl, combine scallions, basil, oregano, garlic, and spinach. Heat oil

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Lost almost 40lbs on The Paleo Diet

I have been on the Paleo diet for 1 year. My weight when I started was 262 pounds. I now weigh 226 pounds. My wife knew I wanted and needed to lose weight and did research on the Paleo diet. She is a wonderful cook and came up with great meals using Paleo recipes. I have been on what seems like every diet known to man with limited success. I now consider it a lifestyle not necessarily a diet. People ask me all the time how I lost so much weight and I proudly say the Paleo diet. Yes there

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Hypertension & Bloodpressure

The New Blood Pressure Guidelines: What do they mean for you? According to new guidelines, over half of the American population now meets the diagnostic criteria for hypertension. But you probably want to know what this means for you. In this article, we will answer your questions and discuss the new criteria.   What Is Hypertension? Hypertension occurs when there is increased pressure in the vasculature. This can be dangerous because, over time, the heart has to work harder in order to pump blood out to the vital organs. It is considered a silent killer as often a patient will

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March: National Nutrition Month

Where are we getting our information? National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, focused on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits (1). Their website states that Go Further with Food is the theme for 2018, and it includes key points such as starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast, fueling before an athletic event and preparing your foods to go further. There’s even a touchpoint on reducing food waste!  Sounds great and makes total sense. After all, we certainly

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2 Delicious Paleo Mexican Recipes

Do you love spicy foods, ground beef, and fresh tomatoes? Then chances are that you are a big fan of Mexican food. Across the country, whether or not you’re close to the border, people have discovered the amazing mix of flavors created by simple combinations like cilantro, tomato, beef, onions, and crispy green lettuce. What’s amazing about Mexican food is that so much of it can quickly and easily be transformed into the Paleo diet. The cooking style relies less on grains than other Western recipes and things like tortillas can easily be made with non-grain alternatives. They also eat

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Blood Pressure Guidelines

Do you know what your blood pressure is? The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages everyone to know his or her key markers for heart health, which includes blood pressure. This has become increasingly important in the last few weeks as the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the AHA, along with nine other health professional organizations and a panel of 21 scientists and health experts, have developed new blood pressure guidelines for the first time since 2003. The new Blood pressure categories are as follows: Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg; Elevated: Systolic between 120-129 and diastolic less than 80; Stage 1:

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Wild Michael’s Pacific Cod Sauté Recipe

This fresh, wild fish dish comes from a modern-day Paleo warrior who has a love for anything that comes from the ocean.  The unique combination of fresh spices and coconut oil give this dish it’s sweet and savory aroma. Pair it with some fresh greens and a side of pineapple for a delightful dining experience.  If you can’t be on a tropical island, this Paleo Diet meal will take you there with the first bite! Ingredients: 2 wild caught Pacific cod filets 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil 1 teaspoon each: fresh sage, rosemary, and lavender. 1 cup fresh, sliced mushrooms

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