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FAQs: What are safe cooking fats & oils?

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Updated 6/10/14 What are the best fats or oils to use for cooking? First and foremost let me remind you that there are a few different reasons why you will want to avoid certain fats and oils for cooking, mainly seed oils. 1. Saturated fats are more stable than unsaturated fats. Quite literally, the chemical structure of saturated fats will not …

FAQ: How do I treat (or prevent) a cold or flu naturally? [with video]

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10 Ways to treat (or prevent) a cold or flu naturally It happens to the best of us. You’ve been eating clean Paleo or maybe you’re on the 21-Day Sugar Detox and you’re feeling amazing. Then suddenly you feel like you’ve been hit by a ton of bricks. Ugh. You’re coming down with a cold. Or even worse–the flu. If you’ve …

FAQ: All about the 21 Day Sugar Detox

FAQs about The 21-Day Sugar Detox – in print and the online program

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I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I originally published The 21-Day Sugar Detox as an eBook. Since April 2010, The 21-Day Sugar Detox has helped thousands of people to bust their sugar and carb cravings naturally. The whole-foods based approach to making dietary and lifestyle habits has proven effective again and again – and the program now …

My take on: Flax, chia, juice cleanses, green smoothies & juicing

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Those of you who follow my blog and listen to my podcasts know that I am not particularly dogmatic about what is “allowed” and “not allowed” on a Paleo/Primal/Real Foods type of diet. My approach is to help you understand how food should work in your body and empower you to choose foods that provide optimal, nutrient-dense fuel for your body.  …

FAQs: Is protein powder okay on a Paleo diet?

FAQs: Is protein powder okay on a Paleo diet?

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The short answer: protein powders aren’t food. And by now you know how I feel about the fact that we should be chewing and eating food. But sometimes, there are exceptions to even my own “rules.” So, I’ll bend just a little here. Some folks may be “qualified” to consume protein in a non-food/powdered form. 1. Those interested in mass-gain …

FAQs: What is Paleo?

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“Paleo” is short for Paleolithic, but the name is actually less important than the power of the overall approach. While the term “Paleo” has gained traction in the mainstream media and on bookstore shelves everywhere due to the improved health of those who follow the lifestyle, you could call it “Primal,” “Grain-Free,” “Real Food,” “Whole Food,” “Nutrient-Dense,” or “Ancestral.” Whatever …