Garlic Smashed Potatoes

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While we typically eat Basic Mashed Potatoes with our daily meals, you can’t deny the fun that is Smashed Potatoes. In few other recipes can you treat a food so poorly–smashing it with the heel of your palm!–and still come away with something that’s both perfectly crispy and secretly fluffy. This recipe takes a bit longer than a typical mashed or roasted potato, mostly because you’ll need to cool the potatoes for Read more

The Definitive Guide to Coffee

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Coffee is serious business. We Americans drink about 400 million cups of it per day and spend several billion dollars on it each year. It’s the most popular drug on earth, and certainly the most socially acceptable. In many ways, coffee’s the closest thing we’ve got to a universal, daily ritual, as just about every morning, billions of people across the planet prostrate themselves before the holy, energy-giving legume. It also hails Read more

3 Common Types of Headache (and How to Treat Them Naturally)

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One major downside to having these big prominent heads stuffed with consciousness-spawning brain matter is that they sometimes ache. Nobody likes a headache. You can find fetishists who enjoy pinching, slapping, biting, burning and any matter of objectively painful stimuli. But there aren’t “headache fetishists.” No one’s chugging a 32 ounce Slurpee in search of brain freeze, or getting drunk for the hangover. The Read more

Podcast Episode #253: Are You Accidentally Dieting?

Topics Coming Soon! ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Links: Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available in iTunes, Spotify & Stitcher.  Show sponsors: You’re listening to the Balanced Bites podcast episode 253. Welcome to the Balanced Bites podcast with Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe. Diane is a certified nutrition consultant, and the ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #253: Are You Accidentally Read more

What Successful People Do To Keep The Weight Off

Do you struggle with obesity or weight gain? Do you rebound from diets without long term results? Dr.… The post What Successful People Do To Keep The Weight Off appeared first on Paleo Blog. SOURCE: Paleo Blog - Read entire story here. Read more

Should you eat white potatoes?

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I was going to make the title “You say potato, I say potato”, but the written word doesn’t really convey that sentence very well now, does it? I’d have to spell it out like they do in the Oxford: “pohtahtoh” and that would just be too confusing. Secondly, I figured a title asking a provocative question would be more effective at sucking you in. “Oh my god!! Should I eat white potatoes? I SOURCE: Against the Grain Nutrition - Read entire Read more

Should You Be Getting More B Vitamins?

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When it comes to obtaining sufficient amounts of certain micronutrients, you’re hyper vigilant. Magnesium? You’re eating spinach, throwing back magnesium glycinate, and adding Trace Mineral drops to your water. Iodine? You’re making dulse “bacon.” To bask in the holy triumvirate of vitamin K2, vitamin D3, and vitamin A, you’re willing to eat fermented cod liver oil and stinky natto. But as omnivores drawing Read more

“Adrenal PCOS”: Could stress be causing your PCOS symptoms?

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Is stressing about your diet and exercise routine ruining your fertility and causing PCOS symptoms? It’s well known that stress can cause the disruption or total loss of menstrual function in women. (1) And menstrual dysfunction, along with the physical symptoms of hormone imbalance, has become increasingly common over the past few decades. It’s now estimated that up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women in the US have polycystic ovarian Read more

Adrenal PCOS: Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Hormones

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It’s well known that stress can cause the disruption or total loss of menstrual function in women. (1) And menstrual dysfunction, along with the physical symptoms of hormone imbalance, has become increasingly common over the past few decades. It’s now estimated that up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women in the US have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a health condition that not only affects a woman’s fertility, but also causes Read more

Is Adrenal Fatigue Real?

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After writing a guest post for Jen Sinkler, I was somewhat embroiled in a heated discussion about whether or not “adrenal fatigue” really exists. The argument from the most reasonable critic was this: Adrenal fatigue is not a real condition. We need to stop perpetuating this term. Here is the problem: You’re tired and someone says you have adrenal fatigue. You take one of those bull— salivary diurnal cortisol tests that you ordered online. Read more

8 Reasons Why Low-Carb Diets Actually Work

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The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate intake lowers your insulin levels. Since insulin keeps fat locked into adipose tissue, lowering insulin can increase the amount of fat released to be burned for energy. For the portion of the overweight/obese population with insulin resistance and chronically-elevated insulin levels, this is a fairly accurate description of why low-carb diets work so Read more

Paleo Style Diet Recipes

The Paleo Diet is over 10,000 years old. It is the Caveman Diet or the diet caveman ate. The Paleolithic Period is pre agriculture and animal domestication. Caveman and women traveled in small bands always looking for food and shelter. The seasons and locations dictated the availability of food and shelter. All food was eaten raw. Half of the caveman’s diet was fresh fruits and vegetables, leaves, herbs, nuts, seeds and eggs. Wild dangerous Read more

What Is The Paleo Diet

  There are many sites and e-books on the internet that provide a wealth of information about what is the Paleo Diet. Known also as the Paleolithic or Caveman Dietary regime, it is based on the presumption that our distant ancestors had healthier eating habits than we seem to have evolved in the modern western world.   In geological terms, the Paleolithic Age began 2,600,00 years ago and lasted until the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, which began Read more

Paleo Diet Eating Plan

Paleo diet, a modern diet, as a means of shortcut for Paleolithic diet is also known as the caveman diet. Some call it the Stone Age diet, the hunter-gatherer diet is a nutritional plan of a diet program that is based on what is “presumed” as the diet in the ancient times. People of the cave then would have a diet of wild animals and plants and various other human species that were all eaten during the Paleolithic era. The question is Paleo Diet Read more

Paleo Diet Coconut Recipes

The coconut was called “monkey face” by early Spanish explorers.  The three eyes and the hairy shell resembles a monkey. For generations “monkey face” has been a nutritional and medicinal source around the world. A tropical plant that has gained popularity with nutritional enthusiast.  Coconut tends to have a slight sweet, nutty and vanilla taste. Coconut flour and meal is vegetable based Paleo wheat flour alternative for cooking. A versatile Read more

The Paleo Diet

by raph-m Man has come a long way since pre-historic days. We have created a world that was once beyond imagination. Technology, modernisation, urbanisation and sophistication have made man what he is today. However in this race to be the best and do better than the best man has had to compromise a number of things, the first being his health. The food we consume today is far from what we should include in a healthy natural diet. This imbalance Read more