10 Ways to be healthier (inside & out) in 2012

Admin 21-Day Sugar Detox, Featured, gratitude 17 Comments

1. Sleep more, sleep better and start sleeping EARLIER. Make the commitment to yourself to get in bed an hour earlier than you normally do. It’ll be dark outside, no doubt. If it’s not dark in your room, MAKE IT DARK. Use blackout curtains or, if you must, cover the windows with cardboard or foil. Notice what happens when you …

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox giveaway winners!

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Announcing The 21-Day Sugar Detox giveaway winners! The winners are (as determined from 75 comments by Comment #69 (Elan) Comment #59 (Alisa Joy) Comment and #34  (Crunchy Pickle) Please contact me to receive your prize! If I do not receive an email from you by Midnight Eastern time on December 2nd, a new winner will be selected. Thanks! You can always …

Balanced Bites Podcast

Balanced Bites Podcast: Episode #3: Natural Beauty Products, Paleo vs. Low Carb, Crazy Sugar Cravings, Adding Foods Back to AI Diet Protocol, Paleo Nutrition Education

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Episode #3 Steve’s Original newsletter – Topics:  1: Natural, non-toxic beauty products [8:00] 2: Paleo vs Low Carb [20:08] 3: Crazy sugar cravings [34:55] 4: Adding foods back to an AI paleo diet protocol? [46:10] 5: Paleo nutrition education and putting it into practice [54:45] Note: The episodes are now available in iTunes as well and we’ll work on other feed services …


July Event Updates: Off-the-Grid (MovNat), The Next 21-Day Sugar Detox, Atlanta Seminar & Office Hours

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Just a quick post of a few announcements. 1. I’ll be off-the-grid at MovNat for the upcoming week, July 4-9th. So, if you’re wondering why I’m quiet on Facebook, Twitter and email, that’s why. Have no fear, however, as when I return I’ll be sharing info about my experience and be back to some more regular blogging and educating as …

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The Dish on Sugar & Sweeteners

Admin 21-Day Sugar Detox, Blood Sugar, Carbohydrates, Coconut, FAQs, stevia, Sugar & Sweeteners, weight loss 51 Comments

(note: I originally published this post last year but somehow the formatting got really fouled up in the blog transition so I had to re-publish it… here you go!) I get a TON of questions about sugar and sweeteners. Most people just want to know which are okay to eat and which are bad. But, of course, I can’t just …

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There is Nothing Honest About Truvia

Admin 21-Day Sugar Detox, FAQs, Sugar & Sweeteners 48 Comments

The commercial jingle for Truvia is SO catchy but it REALLY annoys me for a lot of reasons. The biggest issue I have with this product is that it’s the latest marketing brain-child meant to fool people into thinking that they can be healthy and still eat processed crap from a cute-looking package. I know the commercial isn’t that new, but …

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New Year, New Choices, New Challenges

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It’s officially 2011 and I’m sure many of you have kicked-off the year with thoughts of resolutions, changes or some new choices you want to make in the coming year. If you are thinking about ways to regain health and vitality and look, feel and perform your best on an everyday basis, check out some of these fantastic resources available …


What the heck can I do with coconut butter?!

Admin 21-Day Sugar Detox, Coconut 28 Comments

Coconut butter (sometimes called Coconut Cream Concentrate) is a great snack to reach for when you want something sweet to eat or just for an energy boost. It’s a good source of lauric acid which, according to Mary Enig and Sally Fallon on page 48 of their book “Eat Fat, Lose Fat,” is “a proven antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal agent that’s …