Stephanie Vuolo

About Stephanie Vuolo

Stephanie Vuolo is a Certified Nutritional Therapist, an American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer, and a Certified CrossFit Level 1 Coach. She has a B.A. in Communications from Villanova University. She is a former contributor to Discovery Communications/TLC Blog, Parentables. Stephanie lives in Seattle, WA, where she is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for how diet and lifestyle can contribute to overall wellness and longevity. She has been raising her young daughter on the Paleo Diet since birth. You can visit her website at www.primarilypaleo.com.

Staying on Track With the Paleo Diet While Traveling

As tempting as it might be to also take a vacation from your paleo lifestyle, one week of relaxed eating can morph into a slippery slope of less-than-ideal choices over the course of the summer. The paleo diet is a sustainable eating pattern for the long haul, whether you are at home or on the road. We have a few tips to help you stay on track while traveling this summer.   Follow the 85:15 Rule Routines go out the window when traveling, and it is best for your sanity and maximum enjoyment to be adaptable on vacation. Following the paleo diet 85

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The Paleo Diet Guide For Summer Family Vacations

Are we there yet? School is out for the summer and it’s time for a family vacation. Traveling with kids can be a terrific way to broaden their horizons and connect with one another. Hungry, cranky, and bored kids can also make being on the road a challenge.  Fortunately, we have a few tips to for traveling with kids, so you can make amazing memories and come back refreshed from your trip.   Focus on Food. Bring snacks! Due to being higher in protein and healthy fats than the standard American diet, The paleo diet is more likely to sustain blood sugar levels between meals.

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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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Stephanie Vuolo

What is the Paleo Diet? That was my initial reaction to the term “The Paleo Diet” when I started working out at a CrossFit gym 10 years ago. A fellow gym member gave me a quick synopsis of what it entailed, which was enough to get me intrigued. Going grain-free specifically, seemed to be just what I needed to improve my health. Food was a huge part of my childhood. My father’s side of the family is Italian and we would all gather on Sunday for a feast starting with morning pastries, continuing to big plates of pasta with bread,

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Transition to the Paleo Diet Without the Headaches

Are you afraid to transition to the Paleo Diet because you’ve heard you might feel like you have the flu for the first week? The low carb flu symptoms consist of headache, fatigue/weakness, achy muscles, and brain fog.1  Some people have exclaimed, “The Paleo Diet is not for me, I felt terrible eating that way.”   The Paleo Diet is not to blame.   What is at fault is actually not being patient with the transition time required to reset your body’s metabolic process, as well as a few simple errors in the application of the Paleo Diet’s guidelines.  

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Tooth Decay and the Paleo Child

Cavities remain one of the most prevalent chronic diseases of childhood.1  Nationwide, dentists are seeing an increasing number of preschoolers, at all income levels, with 6 to 10 cavities or even more.  The level of decay is often so severe that they recommend using general anesthesia2 to perform the necessary procedures to repair the teeth, which can even mean root canals for these young children.  Despite the use of fluoride and improvements in preventive dentistry, the burden of dental caries remains unacceptably high worldwide.3 Which raises the question, can the Paleo Diet prevent tooth decay in your child’s mouth? Dental caries

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Paleo Roasted Red Beet and Tomato Soup

The modern Paleo Diet is focused on lean meats, but we love vegetables too. However, many Westerners need to beef up their vegetable intake because over 87% of adults are not eating enough of them each day.1 Although, the Paleo Diet favors foods with a lower glycemic impact, 2 you can’t beat the nutritional benefits of beets. They are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, phosphorous, as well as carotene and B complex.3 Beets provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detox support in the body. They also support healthy bile flow,4 stimulate liver cell function, and provide a protective

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Posted in Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Weight Loss, Soup, Recipe Library, Athletes, Women's Health, Exercise and Fitness, Gluten Free, Women's Corner, Cooking, Digestion, Men's Health, Men's Corner

Treat Today Without Regret Tomorrow

The sea of candies and chocolates will continue to flood supermarket shelves from now through Valentine’s Day. Consumers often think, “It is only one day of the year, why not indulge?” The truth is it is not just one day of the year, but rather one of many days, including all holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries, that center around sweets and treats. Today’s food environments exploit people’s biological, psychological, social, and economic vulnerabilities, encouraging them to eat unhealthy foods.1 The obesity and type two diabetes pandemic prevails, with 23.6 million people in the United States, who struggle with Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent

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Posted in Parenting, Paleo Diet Blog Articles, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Women's Health, Paleo Basics, Politics, Men's Health, Sugar

A Paleo-Approved Halloween for Kids

Boo! Halloween doesn’t disguise itself. This holiday is clearly all about candy, costumes, and community. The last two are certainly positive and Paleo lifestyle approved, allowing children to use their imaginations, while fostering connections with our neighbors, with the added benefit of everyone getting outside to walk around for a few hours. Halloween doesn’t have to be all about candy, even if you want to indulge in some sweets for the night, there’s an opportunity to take Halloween to the next level, Paleo Diet style. Instead of being known as the house who hands out the biggest and most amazing

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Keeping Blood Sodium Levels in Check for Paleo Athletes

For the majority of people, the problem with sodium is too much of it, not too little. National health organizations and the Paleo diet agree that high levels of dietary sodium should be avoided for healthy blood pressure levels and to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease.1 However, diets too low in sodium are also dangerous, especially for athletes engaged in endurance sports.  Fortunately, it is possible for athletes to keep their sodium levels in check, without added processed foods, while still following the Paleo diet. Understanding the Importance of Sodium in the Body Although the Paleo diet is in

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