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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The Dirty Dozen – The “Dirtiest Fruits & Veggies of 2018

        If “the dirty dozen” reminds you of a classic 1967 film – you are not alone. But alas, that’s not what we are talking about today! Just a few weeks ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released their annual list of the ‘dirtiest’ fruits and vegetables – meaning which foods were sprayed with the highest amounts of pesticides.[1] Every year since 2004, the EWG has compiled a consumer-friendly list to help guide towards the best fruit and vegetable choices. I personally use this list to give to clients, so they can make the most well-informed choices, for their diets.

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Hearty Irish Lamb Stew

Hearty Irish Lamb Stew Who says Irish stew is just for St. Patty’s Day? We especially love this Paleo comfort food during the fall and winter months. The prep is fast and easy and the results will have everyone thinking you spent hours in the kitchen. No blarney, just delicious and nutritious any time of the year.   INGREDIENTS 2-lb lamb shoulder, cut into 1½-inch pieces 2 medium red onions, each one cut through the base into 8 wedges 4 large cloves garlic, sliced into ¼-inch pieces 3 large stalks celery, cut into ½-inch chunks 3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks

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Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato

Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Get ready to indulge your taste buds with this protein and nutrient packed meal. The natural color combinations alone, make this a dish with an impressive presentation you will be proud to put on your dining table. If you are looking for a complete Paleo meal, this recipe does the job with the perfect combination of protein, greens, and carbs. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds flank steak 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges

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Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe

Cucumber and Tomato Salad This salad would be the perfect antipasto, that is, if pasta were a part of The Paleo Diet. We regularly make this salad to take on picnics or for casual midweek dinners on the back porch. Despite having sophisticated flavors, this salad easily “dresses down” for any occasion and pairs well with just about any of your favorite Paleo proteins. Skip the olives to make this refreshing salad 100-percent Paleo. Ingredients: 4 cups arugula 1 large cucumber 2 cups grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon basil, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1

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Paleo Fish & Seafood Tips

Fish is certainly considered a major player in the paleo diet, which focuses both on eating natural, clean foods and eliminating toxins while also leveraging optimal nutrient ingestion. While providing both important macro and micronutrients, seafood adds diversity to protein options—extending “meat” choices beyond just land animals. A great source of iodine, omega-3s, vitamins A, E and C, and the ever-important nutrient selenium (which aids in thyroid function and helps prevent oxidative stress), experts agree, keeping it in the rotation of your foods is a good strategy toward both disease prevention and overall wellness! While one might worry that some

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Nature’s Recovery Drink: Cold Bone Broth

Nature’s Recovery Drink: Cold Bone Broth Whether you’re a long time Paleo devotee or have landed here after a foray through a keto diet, relying heavily on sugar to fuel your training and subsequent recovery is a thing of the past.  Rather than minimizing your efforts by downing a sugary sports recovery drink after a workout, replenish your body the natural way: with bone broth. Nourishing, healing and delicious, bone broth, served chilled, doubles as the perfect recovery drink. Pour it over ice and enjoy after a long session in the saddle, on the trail or simply to quench your

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Coconut Oil: The Ultimate Fat, Or Completely Terrible for You?

        Coconut oil – one of the most popular fats in the modern American lifestyle. Exploding from obscure product to true phenomenon, this tasty treat is also extremely controversial. At the same time that coconut oil saw a huge increase in American consumption, related products (like coconut water) also greatly expanded in popularity. For example, coconut water on its own is now a $300 million dollar per year industry. For a product that barely existed (in terms of sales) a decade ago – this is truly an overnight phenomenon.         But back to coconut oil. It has been called a

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The Truth About the Coffee-Cancer Link

The Truth About the Coffee-Cancer Link We’ve been hearing a lot in the news about the link between coffee and cancer, but is there really anything that we need to worry about? Can you still enjoy that cup of Joe without having to worry about developing certain types of cancer? Well, don’t start to panic just yet, because there is actually new evidence that coffee can be beneficial to your health. Today we’re going to take a look at the risks, and benefits of coffee, and if you should have any concerns about the amount of coffee that you drink.

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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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