3 Ways to Regulate Insulin that Have Nothing to Do With Food

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Regulating blood sugar levels is a key feature of any health-promoting diet. High blood sugar levels after eating are a major stimulator of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are chemically reactive molecules that have important roles in cell signaling (the complex communication between and within cells) and in homeostasis (maintenance of a stable environment inside and outside the cell). But ROS are also potent signals for inflammation and Read more

5 Health Benefits of Intuitive Eating (+ 7 Ways to Get Started Today)

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Have you ever started a new diet, feeling so pumped and full of optimism that this is the one that will work, only to fall off the wagon (again) a few weeks later? While it can be tempting to blame yourself and give up, or go to the extreme and starve yourself to get results, you should know that you’re far from alone. In fact, almost every dieter is right there with you, considering that 95 percent of diets fail. (1) Now, you’re probably Read more

My Struggle with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (HA). How I got my period back.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed my post last week where I welcomed back my monthly visitor (this is what my grandmother would say) after a 10-year absence. I’ve kept pretty quiet about my struggle with HA. To be truthful, admitting my illness made me feel like an imposter and a fraud. How could someone whose job and life revolved around helping women find and nourish their own fertility be infertile and unhealthy herself?I’ve Read more

Genes to Know About: ApoE

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Genetic testing can give us tremendous insight into our own health and, more importantly, our optimal diet and lifestyle choices given our genetic predisposition. I’ve long held that the Paleo diet is far from a one-size-fits-all approach and try to steer away from Paleo dogma in all of my writing. In this article series, I discuss specific genes that can tell us a lot about disease risk and how we can modify our implementation of Paleo to Read more

Stock Tank Pool DIY

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Have you seen the trend with stock tank pools? They’re drinking water tanks for livestock, which you can get from places like Tractor Supply. People are using them as an affordable alternative to inground pools. I think they’re really cute! Also, stock tank pools really appealed to me because we avoid plastic, especially with Ashley’s MTHFR mutation. I ordered my 8 foot stock tank pool from Tractor Supply. A week later they called to tell me that Read more

8 Frozen Paleo Treats for a Fabulous Summer

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As soon as hot weather hits here in Georgia, my kids and I start reaching for frozen desserts to cool off. My daughters both swim most mornings when school is out, and I also work out at my local CrossFit box during the morning. That means that by the time we all get back to the house, we’re in the mood for a cool snack. Our usual Kit bars and apples with nut butter go right out the window in favor of frozen Read more

Review: Araza is Crunchy Beauty I Actually Want to Wear

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Over the last 10 years—approximately the amount of time I’ve been wearing makeup—I’ve been slowly sliding into the I-don’t-wear-it-at-all camp. With the exception of the time in ninth grade when I wore so much eyeshadow to a dance that my stepfather asked if I was going to Mardi Gras, I’ve never been a huge fan. When I was an office grunt, I pretty much stuck to some foundation, mascara and a bit of eyeliner. And now that I work Read more

Paleo Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I wanted to compile a list of cool stuff you could get for someone for Father’s Day (June 18th). Now, as a disclaimer, I am not a father (unless you count our dog Charlie), but these are some things I think many fathers may like. Also, none of these gifts below are exclusively for men, so many of you moms out there may find them interesting too! Feel free to pin any of them for later! Read more

5 Ways to Transform Your Bedroom Into a Sleep Sanctuary

The average person will sleep for nearly 230,000 hours over the course of their life (assuming they get… The post 5 Ways to Transform Your Bedroom Into a Sleep Sanctuary appeared first on Paleo Blog. SOURCE: Paleo Blog - Read entire story here. Read more

My Top 10 Beauty Secrets

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This is the number one most important beauty secret. (The rest are in no particular order.) Here it is: Beauty comes from within. It’s not about your size. It’s not about the shape of your face. It’s not about the color of your eyes, the length of your hair, or the clothes that you wear. Beauty comes from within. Have you ever met someone and with just one look at them you KNEW what a nice person they were? You can see it. You Read more

Healthy Weight Loss with Paleo, Part 3: Troubleshooting Weight Loss Difficulties

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this healthy weight loss series, I shared the scientific foundation for diet and lifestyle changes that promote healthy and sustainable weight loss. In an ideal world, we should be able to implement these changes and lose weight with (relative) ease. Yet, I know that the equation is actually a lot more complicated! Indeed, there are many different factors that might interfere with our ability to reach our weight loss Read more

DIY Cleansing Face Mask with Charcoal + Green Tea

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Hey, everybody, it’s Melissa from My Darla Clementine back to share another DIY with you!  This month we are going to make a face mask using charcoal, green tea, and peppermint.  I just know that you are going to love it! Though all skin types will certainly benefit from this treatment, it is especially stellar […] The post DIY Cleansing Face Mask with Charcoal + Green Tea appeared first on Rubies & Radishes. SOURCE: Rubies & Read more

Healthy Weight Loss with Paleo, Part 2: Lifestyle Choices That Make a Difference

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When it comes to losing weight, there’s dozens of effective diets to choose from.  It’s true that just about every approach geared at weight loss works.  But what’s not true is that every way we can lose weight is healthy, plus it’s often very tough to maintain that weight loss.  That’s where focusing on healthy weight loss comes in.  Healthy weight loss means we are successfully losing weight, mostly fat Read more

5 Tips for Eating Paleo On a Budget

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As the Paleo diet gains prominence, some popular myths about this lifestyle have too. I’ve done my best to debunk these myths whenever possible (see Paleo Diet Clinical Trials and Studies, Gluten-Free in the News (some Yay! some Nay!) and Rebuttal to “Paleo Diet Could Lead To Rapid Weight Gain, New Study Shows”). Did you see that a recent U.S. News and World Report article ranked Paleo among the worst diets out there? They listed the Read more

Paleo Nutrition for Teens

As the Paleo diet grows in popularity, it’s reaching a younger audience, and for good reasons! Many of the health conditions that teenagers struggle with such as acne, obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune disease can benefit greatly from eating Paleo. But is the Paleo diet safe for growing adolescents? The short answer is, yes—it sure can be! The longer answer is that it depends on the foods that are being consumed on the individuals’ Paleo Read more

Balancing Physical Activity with Rest: How Do We Get It Right?

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This time of year, health advice abounds. We’re barraged with directions to change many different aspects of our lifestyles: “Eat this! Drink that! Detox from this! Stop this! Start that!” For me, turning to the scientific literature is a respite from the madness, and the main goal of this website and my books is to disseminate this information to people without them having to read the original papers themselves.  Let’s cut through Read more

Demystifying Adrenal Fatigue, Pt. 3: Nutrition & Lifestyle Support for the Adrenal Glands

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Chronic stress can lead to adrenal fatigue, a condition in which the adrenal glands cease to function properly, and characterized by a collection of symptoms, which can include: fatigue, poor sleep or insomnia, mood swings, unexplained weight gain or loss, inflammation, high cardiovascular disease risk factors, insulin resistance, decreased sex drive, joint pain, and frequent infections like colds and flu (see Demystifying Adrenal Fatigue, Pt. 1: Read more

PaleoHacks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Need a few Paleo-friendly gift ideas? We put together our favorite finds in this gift guide for everyone… The post PaleoHacks Holiday Gift Guide 2016 appeared first on Paleo Blog. SOURCE: Paleo Blog - Read entire story here. Read more

Demystifying Adrenal Fatigue, Pt. 2: Testing Adrenal Glandular Function

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Adrenal fatigue is a condition caused by long-term chronic stress in which the adrenal glands can no longer function adequately(see Demystifying Adrenal Fatigue, Pt. 1: What is Adrenal Fatigue?).  Adrenal fatigue can be categorized into three stages. Stage 1 is arguably a common experience of any adult in the modern world, with the symptoms simply being that of normal chronic stress.  Easily reversed with shifts in lifestyle (more sleep, stress Read more

Which Version of Paleo Is Right For You?

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The Paleo diet has exploded in popularity in the last five years, primarily due to the success of low-carb diets, celebrity endorsements and success stories, and emerging research that proves that Paleo can lead to better health. Health benefits of the Paleo diet can include: Reduced body fat Reduced cholesterol Improved digestion Defense against chronic and degenerative diseases Protection against heart disease and diabetes Principles of the Read more