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 …


Introducing The 21-Day Sugar Detox – IN PRINT!

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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 …


Real Life Changes – Emma’s Story: A yoga teacher gone Paleo

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This is a recent testimonial from one of my readers and a yoga teacher of my mother’s, Emma, who lives in New Jersey and runs a fantastic studio called South Mountain Yoga. I’ve had digestive problems for years. I remember leaving the dinner table when I was a kid, using the excuse of going to the bathroom, and then just …


FAQs: All about fermented cod liver oil (and why I don’t take fish oil)

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A note from me before you delve into this extensive Q&A on fermented cod liver oil: Fermented cod liver oil is the only “supplement” I take regularly and I recommend it for others as well. I first learned of this product several years ago while beginning my nutrition studies and while weighing the differences between it and a standard omega …


An inside look at the Skintervention Guide with author Liz Wolfe (of Cave Girl Eats)

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I am beyond thrilled to introduce my amazingly smart teaching and podcasting partner Liz Wolfe’s newest work – her Skintervention Guide. Liz has become one of the leading voices on natural skincare and treatments that work from the inside out. Her experience and depth of knowledge on various causes of – and remedies for – everything from acne and scarring to …


5 Questions with Paleo Trail (the new online Paleo diet tracker) – and a giveaway!

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I am happy to share with you my interview with Paleo Trail Founder, Kristin Jekielek. Paleo Trail provides a way to track your food with the focus being on food quality rather then calorie counting. Kristin is offering up a 1 year upgraded membership for one lucky Balanced Bites reader – details are at the end of this post. 1. How did the idea for Paleo Trail come about? …


Podcast Episode #70: Practical Paleo Meal Plans, Exercise & Diet for Kids

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Remember – If you’re enjoying these podcasts, please leave us a review in iTunes. Thanks! Episode #70: Practical Paleo Meal Plans, Exercise & Diet for Kids Topics: 1. Can you mix and match the 30 day meals plans in Practical Paleo? [8:00] 2. Clarifying super foods and goitrogenic foods recommendations. [15:50] 3. Help modifying recipes in Practical Paleo for an egg …


Adjust your way to new PRs… and a big giveaway!

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Let me paint a picture of you. You eat Paleo, you’re a CrossFit athlete and life is good. Actually, it’s great! You’ve discovered a way of living that feels so right. You are feeding your genetic blueprint with the raw materials required for outrageous health. You tell everyone you know because you are altruistic and this stuff really works! But… …


A Biochem Snapshot: 5 Facts That Keep Me Paleo

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Quick reminder for those of you reading this post on or before January 14, 2013 – The Toadally Primal Wellness Bundles of 33 eBooks for just $39 (a $479 value) ends at 11:59pm on 1/14/13 – don’t miss out! Get the details here. Hey folks! Remember Courtney who you met not long ago? Well, here’s a great post from her …