Happy Valentine’s Day: Enjoy Your Dark Chocolate Treats

On February 14th, 2017 millions of people across the globe will indulge in various chocolate assortments of all flavors, textures, shapes, and sizes. Most people following the Paleo lifestyle will feel obligated to avoid partaking in the widespread chocolate consumption, and with good reason. The average milk chocolate bar you see while strolling the aisles of your local grocery store typically contains little cacao or cocoa based ingredients and Read more

Podcast Episode #283: Sugar, Carbs, & Food Swaps

Topics  News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:01] Something new that I’m into and new podcast sponsor: Primally Pure [9:50] Substitution for sugars [12:01] Homemade Larabars [17:19] Bread [20:42] Almond flour substitute [30:06] Autoimmune swaps [31:39] Reading labels hacks [37:58] Liz’s parenthood tip: Squeeze packs [43:23] Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are also available ... Read Read more

Dietary Salt Impairs the Endothelial Glycocalyx: The Most Important Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor You May Never Have Heard About

Frequently, important physiological discoveries made by scientists who study obscure topics escape the attention of the general public, health professionals, and even other scientists.  Such has been the case for the endothelial glycocalyx: a delicate and fragile structure lining the inside surface of all blood vessels. The endothelial glycocalyx had been inferred from blood flow measurements as far back as the 1940’s, but due to its fragile Read more

The Paleo Diet January Digest – Salt, Coffee, and other not so Paleo Foods

Welcome Paleo Diet Readers! January was a busy time at The Paleo Diet, with a significant increase in visitors enjoying our site.  Whether you have been a Paleo warrior for years, or are just learning about all the healthy benefits this lifestyle has to offer, we are happy you are spending time with us and exploring the up-to-date information offered by our team.   Going Paleo is an exciting and healthy change that can also bring a few challenges Read more

Podcast Episode #282: Social Media

Topics  News and updates from Diane & Liz [3:25] Something new that I’m digging: Feedback from the new edition of Practical Paleo [ 8:40] Social media; creating and consuming [13:29] Handling the trolls; putting yourself out there [24:33] Favorite things about social media accounts [ 34:12] Social media etiquette [46:05] Subscribe to Real Food Liz!  Subscribe to DianeSanfilippo.com The episodes are ... Read More The post Podcast Read more

Podcast Episode #281: Skin Issues with Cassy Joy

Topics  1. News and updates from Liz & Cassy [2:02] 2. Shout out/something I’m digging: Jen Robbins’ Paleo Cooking in your Instant Pot [10:10] 3. Safer skincare [11:55] 4. Gut healing and skin issues [21:12] 5. Facial and chest acne [28:05] 6. Acne and thyroid [37:32] 7. Red bumps on thighs [38:22] 8. Age spots and liver spots [41:01] 9. ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #281: Skin Issues with Cassy Joy appeared first on Diane Read more

Not So Paleo: Is There a Place for Cheating?

Huh? I know, I know. I’m sometimes seen as Paleo Dogmatic. I’m perceived as strict, old-school, or too rigid when it comes to how I portray following an authentic Paleo diet. But guess what? I’m over it. At least I’m over being that dogmatic. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I’m not, for a second, saying that I’ve stopped believing in a real Paleo diet. I do, 100 percent. But a few things have changed and it’s been a long time coming. A few years Read more

Nell’s Corner: Daily vs Less Frequent Rule Breaking – What’s the Best Balance?

How many times have you heard it? “I tried Paleo and it didn’t work” or “I couldn’t stick with something that required me to eat so much meat”. How about my personal favorite, “I got bored because there are only so many ways to eat broccoli”? Yikes! All of the above comments can certainly be grounds for terminating any dietary approach, let alone a Paleo-style diet which seems to be more misunderstood than many others, in my experience. Before we Read more

Podcast Episode #279: Grocery Shopping Tips with Cassy Joy

Topics 1. News and updates from Diane & Cassy [1:43] 2. Something new that I’m digging: new water bottle [8:32] 3. Shout out: Noelle Tarr’s new Strong from Home program [10:38] 4. Must-have grocery shopping staples [13:19] 5. Grocery list writing tip [19:42] 6. Budget-minded shopping [21:03] 7. Shopping multiple stores [26:18] 8. Getting variety in your shopping [31:12] 9. ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #279: Grocery Shopping Tips Read more

How to Bounce Back After Falling Off the Paleo Bandwagon

Let’s face it, eating Paleo has a few strict rules when it comes to what the dieter should avoid. We know that eating the modern Western diet is unhealthy and there’s science to back that up,1,2 but we also live in the modern world which makes avoiding the western diet tough at times. As a Paleo-eater, you know you can lose track when you start falling for too many non-Paleo temptations. Whatever your reason was for falling off the Paleo Read more

The Paleo Diet December Digest – A Small but Important Month

During December, we put time into bringing you just a few important pieces to both give you what we feel is the best advice on controversial topics and to help you start 2017 out on the right foot. First, let’s address some conflicting recommendations you may be reading. The rise in the number of Paleo diet websites and blogs is a great thing for the exposure of the diet and to hopefully help more people live a healthier life. However, it comes Read more

Tasty Holiday Recipes – Paleo-Style

The holidays are a time for our favorite “cheat” meals and treats. Followed by a renewed interest in the gym come January. It can be a tough time for those of us trying to stay healthy. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a few holiday treats Paleo-style. Here’s some recipes to help you enjoy the festivities: Cranberry Salsa Fresh cranberries are a classic holiday staple.  This Paleo perfect recipe, packed with fresh, healthy ingredients will be Read more

The Sea Salt Controversy: Important Updates for Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution

Introduction: The Belief that Added Salt is Paleo Look no further than the increasing number of bestselling “Paleo” diet cookbooks1-7, or “Paleo” diet website recipes8-16 and you can fully appreciate the near unanimity of authors whose recipes embrace sea salt or salt as fundamental ingredients in an otherwise Paleo-friendly meal. Somehow, somewhere most people in the Paleo community have been led to believe that added sea salt or salt can be Read more

Podcast Episode #277: All About the Master Class

Topics 1. News and updates from Diane & Liz [3:52] 2. A new thing I’m digging: Framebridge [11:42] 3. FAQs for the Balanced Bites Master Class [15:13] 4. Details on the modules [26:25] 5. Who is the Master Class for? [31:46] 6. When does it open now; when will it open again? [38:28] 7. How is the course set up? ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #277: All About the Master Class appeared first on Diane Sanfilippo. SOURCE: Diane Sanfilippo Read more

B Vitamins, Homocysteine, and Cognitive Decline: Setting the Record Straight

A common fear among people approaching old age is the fear of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another form of dementia. This fear creates considerable stress, anxiety, and even despair. According to a UK government poll, for example, 62% of respondents would consider a dementia diagnosis as the effective end of their life.1 It’s difficult to estimate the prevalence of all forms of dementia, but the most common form, Alzheimer’s Read more

Six Ideas to Turn Holiday Leftovers into Paleo-Friendly Recipes

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, warm cups of cocoa, delicious family feasts, and the infamous holiday leftovers. Like many of us you may be feeling guilty enough about a few of those meals, but that doesn’t mean letting the Paleo-friendly leftovers like fruits, vegetables and meats go to waste. With a little something here and there, you can turn these foods into Paleo-friendly recipes. From a simple meatloaf with Paleo ketchup, to an Read more

Podcast Episode #276: What Dieting Doesn’t Resolve

Topics 1. News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:34] 2. What Diane’s digging right now: Bob’s Red Mill gluten free blend [11:26] 3. GA revisit to episode 253: Listener comments [14:11] 4. Enough is enough; finding happiness now [19:09] 5. Handling a stumble [27:04] 6. Idolization of gurus [30:51] 7. When you’re not good enough [37:37] 8. Liz talks ... Read More The post Podcast Episode #276: What Dieting Doesn’t Resolve appeared first on Read more

Stress: Modern Lifestyle Factors in Opposition to Human Evolution

The majority of people visiting this website likely do so because they live in a technologically advanced western society that allows and encourages them to own a computer, smart phone, or other internet compatible device. In an era of what seems like limitless technological growth and information access, it can be difficult to slow down and consider that many of the present-day cultural and technological attributes of modern western society are Read more

Podcast Episode #275: Growing a Business Without Losing Your Mind

Topics 1. News and updates from Diane & Liz [4:25] 2. Shout out: Chris Masterjohn [11:42] 3. Growing or starting a business: where to begin [15:48] 4. Transitioning from blog to business [27:02] 5. Beginner challenges and time management [31:49] 6. Determining your product [40:28] 7. Building your client base [47:30] 8. Finding your niche [52:20] 9. Balancing a full time job with a side business [1:00:45] 10. ... Read More The post Podcast Read more

The Paleo Diet November Digest – What We Love

It seems that every month lately, here at thePaleoDiet.com, we’ve had a big debate (like the question of nutrient density), surprising news (such as the scientific misdirection by the sugar industry,) and a whole variety of nutritional controversies. For a diet about eating lots of fresh veggies, fruit, and natural meats, we seem to have our fair share of drama. Lately, it feels like we’re a step away from pile-driving our kids’ kindergarten Read more