Book Review: “Wheat Belly” by William Davis, MD

Diane Sanfilippo Book Reviews, Featured, Food Allergies and Intolerances, Gluten and Gluten Free, Health & Wellness 19 Comments

In “Wheat Belly” Dr. William Davis, a preventative cardiologist, helps us to understand the multi-faceted, widespread and far-reaching problems with the so-called “staff of life” that has come to dominate the landscape of American food. He walks the reader through the history of the wheat plant, from its roots as an ancient grain to its current state as a modern, ubiquitous, genetically modified …

Balanced Bites Podcast

Balanced Bites Podcast: Episode #4: Heavy Cream, Fish Calming to the Mind, Healthy Fats, Coffee/Caffeine Paleo, Anorexia & Low Carb High Fat Paleo

Diane Sanfilippo Featured, Health & Wellness, Nutrition Myths, Podcast Episodes 11 Comments

Diane & Liz have a discussion of fats & oils, proper oils for cooking and why, irrelevance of smoke point to a degree, rancid oils, trans-fats and Omega 3 supplementation. [6:20] Topics:  1: Heavy cream/fish calming to the mind. [30:32] 2: Incorporating more healthy fats for a picky-eater child. [32:50] 3: Coffee/Caffeine and Paleo [41:50] 4: Anorexia & Low-Carb High-Fat Paleo [55:35] Note: The …

5 Questions with “Paleo Comfort Foods” Authors Julie & Charles Mayfield

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While in Atlanta back in July to teach a Practical Paleo Seminar at CrossFit South Cobb, I had the great pleasure of sitting down to dinner at Canoe with Julie & Charles Mayfield, authors of the exciting new cookbook, Paleo Comfort Foods. What I loved about the Mayfields most was that they were very down-to-earth, genuine and fun people who love …

Real Life Changes – Lori’s Story “Small Tweaks Matter… Go Paleo”

Diane Sanfilippo Featured, Lifestyle & Mindset, Testimonial, Weight Loss 2 Comments

This is a recent testimonial from one of my clients, Lori, who lives in Ohio. When Lori first came to me, she was still eating along the lines of what many consider to be Conventional Wisdom (CW) around what is healthy food: low fat and whole grains. She had already begun to make shifts towards Paleo, but was certainly experiencing …

5 Questions with “Make it Paleo” authors Bill Staley & Hayley Mason

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I recently had the great pleasure of not only meeting, but also becoming great friends with Hayley Mason and Bill Staley, authors of the popular blog The Food Lovers Primal Palate and now, the brand-new, amazingly beautiful and completely useful cookbook Make it Paleo. This young and vibrant dynamic duo exudes enthusiasm for the Paleo lifestyle and I feel lucky to …

Real Life Changes – Emily’s Story: “Every choice matters.”

Diane Sanfilippo Featured, Lifestyle & Mindset 9 Comments

This is a recent testimonial from one of my clients, Emily, who lives in San Francisco. In the middle of my 29th year, obviously anticipating the big 3-0, I found myself fat, unhappy, depressed and battling chronic ‘stomach issues’ (to put it tactfully). I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I had become. The scale was tipping 181 pounds …

10 Things I Learned at MovNat: On Life, Movement and Being in Nature

Diane Sanfilippo About Me, Amazing Practitioners, Events and Workshops, Featured, Health & Wellness, Paleo and Primal, Pregnancy & Babies 28 Comments

Last week I spent 5 days in Mt. Nebo, WV with Erwan LeCorre, Vic Verdier and Clifton Harski learning the pillars of MovNat while camping at Summersville Lake Retreat. I learned a lot over those five days, some of it directly from the instructors, some from my peers, and some just from the experience of being in nature and observing …

Introducing The Healthy Baby Code by Chris Kresser, L.Ac.

Diane Sanfilippo Amazing Practitioners, Featured, Five Questions With, Health & Wellness, Pregnancy & Babies 6 Comments

Words can’t express how excited I am about the Q&A session I had with Chris Kresser recently. Many of you may be familiar with Chris’s work over at The Healthy Skeptic where he writes about important topics like heart disease and cholesterol, depression, thyroid disorders, diabesity (diabetes + obesity) and many more.  I decided to ask Chris some questions since …

Bacon: Health Food or Devil in Delicious Disguise?

Diane Sanfilippo Beef, Pork & Lamb, Fats and Oils, Featured, Food & Recipes, Nutrition Myths 101 Comments

It seems I’ve become a bit well-known in my community as “the bacon girl.” Maybe it’s because I always seem to be eating, posting pictures of, and wearing T-shirts proclaiming my love for bacon. I’m okay with that nickname, but I have wanted to write this post for quite sometime now in order to explain my choice to consume what …