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Conquering Thanksgiving Paleo Style

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran of the Paleo Diet, holiday meals and family members present a challenge. What foods should you eat? How do you respond to scrutiny over your food choices? How do you change time-honored recipes to fit your new Paleo lifestyle? As Thanksgiving approaches, eating Paleo style doesn’t have to add more stress to your plate. We’ve compiled a list of the best tips to not only survive the holiday, but conquer it! After all, when we consider the food available to both the Native Americans and Pilgrims on that first Thanksgiving, it resembled

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The Sodium to Potassium Ratio in Cheese: Clearly, a Non-Paleo Food

Introduction As more and more people get into Paleo Diet lifestyles, a frequent question comes up – How do I know which foods are permitted and those which are not part of contemporary Paleo Diets?  The Paleo Diet movement has become so large and fractionated in recent years that many versions of “Paleo” have now arisen.   An interesting, but flawed adaptation of present day Paleo Diets frequently permit regular/daily consumption of dairy products (including cheese). So how can you easily determine if any common modern day food mimics the nutritional characteristics of those foods our Stone Age ancestors would have

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How to Stay Lean In the Off-Season

Are you an athlete heading into the off–season, and feeling concerned about how best to avoid putting on those holiday pounds? Or perhaps you’re just wondering how to avoid putting on those holiday pounds… period? The athlete, weekend warrior, and desk jocky all have this one thing in common. If we create an eating plan on the foundation of it being real, whole foods, we’re far less likely to pack on pounds at any time of year, regardless of training volume, tempting treats left in the office, or shorter periods of daylight making it easier to hit snooze and stay

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The Paleo Diet August Digest – Reducing Inflammation

The number of “fad” approaches promising you perfect health has been mounting over the decades – stop eating fat, cut cholesterol, take anti-oxidants, pop a multi-vitamin – and both food companies and the media have jumped on all of them. While the popular fad has changed as frequently as fashion styles, there has been a consistent commonality – they all offer over-simplified explanations for chronic disease and how you can get your high school body back. Fueled by a food and supplement industry all too happy to claim, “eat our fat-free product” or “take our supplement and you will be

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Why Olives Are Not Paleo, But Olive Oil Is

Introduction The olive tree (Olea europaea) is native to the Mediterranean basin and is cultivated in many other parts of the world.  The fruit of the olive tree is a drupe (a stone fruit) in which a hard inner seed is surrounded by a fleshy outer portion.  The olive has a low sugar content (2.6 – 6%) compared with other drupes (apricots, peaches, plum etc., which may contain 12% or more sugar).  Olives maintain a high oil content (12 – 30%) depending on the time of year and variety of olive harvested (1).  The olive fruit generally cannot be consumed

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Harvest Time at The Paleo Diet

October has arrived in all its glory at The Paleo Diet and we have been harvesting our organic garden to create fresh, nutritious dishes.  After tending faithfully to our plants, we are reaping the rewards and sharing them with friends and family.  Many have asked for ideas and recipes for garden ingredients.  This month, we’ll be sharing our Fall Harvest recipes with our Paleo Diet followers.  Enjoy! Chimichurri Steak Steak comes alive with the flavor of Paleo Chimichurri – a bright green Argentinian herb sauce. Pair it with a spicy cauliflower dish to make this a meal to remember! Ingredients:

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Garden Maintenance and Salad Dressings

Mid-Season Sprucing Up The Paleo Diet’s 2017 organic vegetable garden is growing and thriving, which means a little tidying up is in order to ensure that all of the plants are happy and healthy.  Our veggies are spreading out and filling in every space available with their stems, leaves, and flowers.  Along with this comes the crowding out of others, so we have trimmed and thinned to keep everything flourishing with plenty of space to grow.  Our cucumbers plants have gotten much too large for our garden trough and we made the decision to transplant them into large pots that

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The Paleo Diet August Digest – Promoting Health with a Paleo Diet

There is one all-encompassing and inescapable reason to adopt a Paleo Diet lifestyle – improved health. Early critics of the diet said there were no studies to back those claims. But in recent years, a growing body of new research has appeared showing better health in people of different ages, sex, and race. The evidence is mounting. This month, our writers addressed just a few items on the growing list of benefits of the Paleo Diet. A list that Jane Dizon at least partially summarized in her monthly infographic. Our feature article is a continuation of Dr. Cordain’s extensive research

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Recipe: Bring on the Produce!

At The Paleo Diet, we look forward to August when our local farmer’s markets are stocked with a plentiful array of fresh-picked produce. We love visiting the various vendors to pick up a bounty of heirloom tomatoes, squash, onions, peppers, lettuce, spinach, peaches, strawberries, melons, and just about anything that grows in our neck of the woods. Right through October, there is little need to visit our local grocery chain, as you can’t beat the freshness of our locally sourced foods. Wherever you reside, give your local growers your support and stock up on some delicious Paleo Diet foods. Give

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Two New Studies Show the Many Potential Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of the Paleo Diet

The increased abdominal fat that many women develop after menopause due to hormonal changes and the skin disorder psoriasis are divergent health concerns that would seem to have little in common. But two recently published studies found a common ground – chronic inflammation. More importantly, the anti-inflammatory properties of the Paleo Diet were found to improve both [1, 2]. After menopause, women have a tendency to “redistribute” fat around the abdomen which increases the risk for metabolic disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease [3, 4]. In the first study, which was published in Obesity, researchers placed 70 obese postmenopausal

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