Recipe: Paleo Strawberry Splash Beverage

Summer is here and that means we are on the hunt for refreshing and nutritious beverages to cool us off when the heat is on.  This versatile treat can be used with tea, or another Paleo Diet® beverage of your choice, to add a sweet and natural twist to your daily hydration routine.   Ingredients: ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice 10 strawberries, hulled 3 fresh basil leaves Herbal tea or Paleo beverage of choice, iced   Combine lime juice, strawberries and basil leaves in food processor and blend until smooth.  Pour into ice cube tray and freeze.  Prepare and

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Nell’s Home Birth Part II: Our Birth Day

Please join us in congratulating Paleo Diet® writer Nell Stephenson on the birth of her first son! Here’s part two of the story of her big day and why she choose home birth. Check out Nell’s continued stories on her blog at The Paleoista! Here we are on Yves’ 3 week ‘birthday’, getting some fresh air during our long morning walk, feeling stronger each and every day! In my last post, I shared what I referred to as Part I of our home birth story.   I left off just about the time contractions had begun, although I didn’t know

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Going Beyond the “Beyond Burger”: Do you really know what’s behind the craze and the glittery curtain?

When the stock of the meat-alternative company Beyond Meat (symbol BYND) debuted on the NASDAQ stock exchange on May 2, 2019, there were immediately high expectations.  Optimism for the company founders and their ambitions were being fueled by the high demand by some consumers for alternatives to traditional animal-based types of protein.  Beyond Meat representatives and their stock underwriters were not disappointed.  By the end of the first day of trading, the stock had climbed from $25 per share to an amazing price of $65.75—an astronomical one-day gain of 163 percent!  As a long-time stock market observer, I can confidently say this type of

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Nell’s Home Birth, Part 1: Welcome Yves Blake

Please join us in congratulating Paleo Diet writer Nell Stephenson on the birth of her first son! Here’s the story of her big day and why she choose home birth. Also, to quote Nell, “after having been through this pregnancy journey and learning, unfortunately, that the medical model of care for pregnant women is based not in the best interest of mother and baby, but on the very lucrative model of The Business of Being Born, as so eloquently put in the documentary with the same name. It’s akin to our broken healthcare model as it pertains to nutritional advice and  I now feel just as

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Recipe: Salmon with Cilantro Pine Nut Sauce and Creamy Zoodles

Omega–3s anyone?  We are fortunate to be living in a time when fresh, wild salmon is fairly easy to find at your local market.  This delicious fish is certainly a Paleo Diet® favorite due to the versatility in preparing it and the mild flavor.  The high Omega–3 content can’t be beat when you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This simple to prepare dish paired with its sidekick, Creamy Zoodles, will impress everyone around your table.      Salmon Ingredients and Preparation  1/2 small bunch cilantro, leaves only -rinse and pat dry  3-1/2 ounces olive oil  1-1/2 ounces water  1 clove garlic, crushed  1 tablespoon lemon juice  1 tablespoon pine nuts (optional garnish)  2 teaspoons capers, rinsed well (optional)  2 tablespoons coconut oil  2

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How Vitamin D Helps Fight the Cold, Flu, and Other Viruses

Thanks to Aimee McNew at at PaleoHacks for this great article! Move over, vitamin C—there’s a new flu buster in town  It turns out that vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is every bit as important as its antioxidant counterparts whenever the immune system is under duress, like during a cold or flu.   If you’re one of those people who keeps getting sick and you don’t know why, read on. Here’s how this underestimated sunshine vitamin can help boost immunity and fight viral infections.     The Basics of Vitamin D  First, it’s important to understand that vitamin D isn’t a

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Recipe: Creamy Roasted Asparagus & Leek Soup

How many ways can you use asparagus to create delicious Paleo Diet meals?  When we were kids, there were typically two cooking methods: steam until undercooked or steam until overcooked. Neither was much of a winner at the supper table. Asparagus has certainly improved its reputation since then and has become not just a favorite, but a necessary staple in the Paleo kitchen.  Our creamy soup recipe turns this nutrient packed veggie into the perfect soup to warm you up on a cool evening.  Serve it with a delicious Paleo salad, a side of fruit, and you’ve got an impressive dinner ready to serve!    Ingredients  1 lb asparagus, washed, ends trimmed, and roughly chopped  1 large leek, chopped  3 tablespoons coconut oil  1/4 cup minced shallots  black

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Recipe: Seared Scallops with Beet Relish

This mouth-watering recipe stands out among the 250 healthy Paleo recipes in the The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook by Dr. Loren Cordain and Lorrie Cordain. Combining two great options in any healthy Paleo Diet® – scallops and beets – this is a meal that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. For a beautiful golden crust, be sure the surface of the scallops is really dry—and that the pan is nice and hot—before adding them to the pan. Also, let the scallops sear without disturbing them for 2 to 3 minutes, carefully checking before turning.   Ingredients 1 lb fresh or

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5 Paleo Essentials You Can Easily Grow at Home

While our hunter-gatherer ancestors may have relied on hunting and foraging to satisfy their needs, we couch-sitting contemporaries can have groceries delivered to the curb. This may be a significant innovation in terms of convenience, but the loss of physical activity in modern life has cost us dearly in more ways than one. Maintaining a small garden is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. Besides, any gardener will tell you that for taste, nutritional quality and value, there’s no substitute for growing your own food. Here are five Paleo Diet® essentials to easily grow at home:

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Recipe: Vegetable Coconut Curry

If you’ve been craving some international flavor in your dining adventures, look no further than this amazing dish.  The cooking aromas alone will have you planning your next trip to Marrakesh!  We don’t think we could pack more nutritional benefits into one dish with its spices and endless bounty of veggies.  Our Paleo warriors like to serve this one up as an all-in-one meal in a bowl.  Simple and Delicious!    INGREDIENTS:  2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil  1 cup each of the following… broccoli florets, Shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and rainbow carrots. Carrots and sweet potatoes should be peeled and sliced into 1-inch chunks. 

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Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help with Obesity and Metabolic Disorders?

Fish oil supplements remain one of the most popular ways to help maintain good health.[1] For years, the buzz has been that omega-3 fatty acids can help with a wide variety of conditions, ranging from preventing cognitive decline, to aiding with fat loss, and even to helping with brain and eye development.[2] And that’s just a few. There are a wide variety of other benefits to omega-3 fatty acids including good skin, aiding with sleep, and even helping with arthritis.[3]   What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Omega-3 supplements generally include two primary forms: EPA and DHA, which stand for eicosapentaenoic

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Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Salad

Looking for a new twist on your Paleo Diet® salad menu? This unique mix of brussels sprouts and fresh natural flavors is sure to please even the pickiest eaters at your table.  Short on time? Some local grocery stores feature pre-sliced veggies to make the preparation simple and quick.  We love the nutrient dense offering packed into this delightful dish.  Serve it up tonight as the perfect way to top off your day!   Ingredients 1 lb brussels sprouts ends trimmed 1 tbsp avocado oil 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 red onion sliced 2 tbsp organic natural dried cranberries

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Healthy Aging: Paleo vs. the growing shortage of nurses

Is it possible to run short of nurses? What would that look like? And how would their scarcity impact pre- and recent-retirees who have enjoyed lifelong easy access to adjunct healthcare staff? Unfortunately, all you have to do is look around you today, especially in the large but increasingly shaky long-term care industry. This “final destination” for the infirm elderly is already chronically short of nursing staff. According to McKnight’s News Service, 63 percent of facility nursing directors say they don’t have enough staff for proper care.[16]  Patients can be turned away, face substandard (even neglectful) care, or ultimately be

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Recipe: Paleo Warrior’s Mongolian Beef

Fire up the wok and get ready for a Paleo meal filled with an incredible infusion of proteins and spices.  This fast and easy to prepare dish, makes the perfect meal when paired with your favorite cauliflower rice dish.  Double the recipe for plenty of leftovers to pack for the next day’s lunch or serve for dinner.  We think this dish tastes even better on day 2!    Ingredients  1.5 pounds grass fed sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch thick pieces  2 teaspoons arrowroot  4 tablespoons avocado oil, divided  1 teaspoon sesame oil  4 cloves garlic, minced  2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated  4 whole dried chili

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Gut Health and Brain Function

About two years ago, my husband and I did DNA tests.      The raw data received was interesting, including finding out exactly what percentage of my ancestry actually is Norwegian (less than I thought) as well as the option to “trace parts of my ancestry to a specific group of individuals from 1,000+ years ago” and more. It wasn’t until we had our raw data interpreted through Promethease (1), a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia and took this report to

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