Strength training, my current program

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Ohmygosh. I can’t believe the flood gate that I’ve opened by sharing video clips of some of my strength training workouts lately. I think the question about my current strength training program has quickly become the #1 thing you all are asking for, so I finally sat down to write this out. Please know this: the point of this post is …

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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 …

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 …

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 …