Fructose and Vitamin D Deficiency: The Perfect Storm?

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In my previous post, 5 Nutrients You’re Deficient In… If You Eat Too Much Sugar, I talked about the harmful effects of excess sugar on certain micronutrients, and touched upon an interactive effect between fructose and vitamin D (and by consequence, calcium, since it’s dependent on vitamin D for absorption and regulation). This interaction so important (and fascinating!) that in this post, I want to expand the discussion and take a more detailed Read more

How many carbs to eat when you’re breastfeeding and following a Paleo diet

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To carb or not to carb? That is the seems like I'm asked about carb levels all the time and when I received an email from a client about a suddenly low milk supply after starting a Paleo diet, I knew her story would probably resonate with lots of other gals. So, here you have it. My former (most wonderful client) is about 4 months postpartum. She started going to Crossfit mom's as a way Read more

How to choose a good Prenatal Vitamin

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One of the most common questions I get from readers and clients is, "What prenatal vitamin should I choose"? I've avoided answering this question for a while because it's hard to give specific brand name recommendations when there is so much to choose from and product availability varies tremendously depending on where you live. That being said, this week I'm going to offer a launching point for women. You'll find a much more in depth answer to Read more

You Butter Believe It!

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More often than not I receive a look of bewilderment when people realize such things as the fact that I eat eggs everyday and that I am also not afraid of butter.  These are just two examples –trust me when I say that there are many more that warrant perplexing looks!  We are told to stay away from eating these two foods otherwise we risk the potential for developing high cholesterol and eventually heart disease.  These two foods (along with many Read more

Is Your Diet Decreasing Your Performance and Causing You Stress?

Written by: Kevin Cann Yesterday when I went into TPS I had a conversation with one of our members. She was telling the story of how she lost over 100lbs while being on a Paleo diet. She told me that she ate nothing but veggies and meat, avoiding added fats and even fruit. She also took up running, averaging roughly 25-30 miles per week. She lost weight, but lacked energy and in her own words, she had no muscle definition. This member went Read more

Digestion: It Does the Body Good!

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Digestion.  Really?  Why do a blog about digestion?  Well…Did you know that a large portion of your immune system lies in your digestive tract?  It has been said around 70% or more!  If things are going wrong in your digestive tract then it is extremely likely that you are having issues that are manifesting themselves in other ways throughout your body.  Got to keep the gut happy! So a few things about digestion.  If you think digestion Read more

Are Crickets The Next Big Paleo Craze?

I ate a bug. More specifically, I ate a cricket. Well, probably a dozen crickets. And I didn’t gag, puke, or immediately regret my decision. You might be wondering how this is possible. Well, when crickets are mashed up with dates, chocolate, cayenne pepper, and other tasty ingredients, you don’t even realize that you’re eating an insect. That’s the beauty of the Chapul Bar. You can eat crickets all day and actually enjoy Read more

The Seven Wonders of My World

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I have never seen the Seven Wonders of the World, and as I sit here now and think about it – there is a good chance I never will.  But I have my own 7 wonders.  The Seven Wonders of My World! They aren’t things to do, or even places to visit.  Instead they are things that baffle me.  Curious if any of them will resonate with you!  In the case of #7 – I am hoping to shed some light on one of the biggest wonders out there. So here it Read more

“I’m Rubber, You’re Glue…

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whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you.”  Ah – one of the classic sayings of childhood.  Let’s see – do you remember the ever so popular, “liar, liar, pants on fire”?  Given the opportunity I would have triple dog dared someone at the past political debates to stand up and exclaim that very phrase!  Wouldn’t that have been a moment to go down in history – sort of like Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer?  Okay, okay, so I Read more