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Addictive-foods

Dec 02

7 Most Addictive Foods and how to be free

If you’ve ever found yourself in a habitual relationship with cookies, energy bars, or chips, you recognize that strange appeal that makes you always want more. It’s all about momentary joy, and a specific neurological response purposely created to charm you into buying it. Countless studies show that certain foods stimulate

Nitrution-Labels

Oct 21

3 Steps to Speed-Read the Labels

There’s a marketing war going on in every grocery store, battling for your attention and your money. The best advice is to simply eat real, original food, and skip packaged foods altogether. However most of us do eat some packaged foods. If that’s you, get ready to put your boots on

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Oct 07

Beware of Toxic “Natural Flavors”

By Jane Barthelemy.  When I see “Natural flavors” listed on a food label, I feel immediately anxious, unprotected, and suspicious. I conjure up bizarre images of chemical experiments in a food laboratory. What is the truth about “Natural Flavors”? What does the term mean? How can I protect myself

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Sep 27

My Favorite Fall Recipes

Today I felt a huge change in the weather, and my body wants warm foods. No more cold drinks and salads, I’m craving soups, stews, and hot tea. The transition to Fall is hard for many people. As the weather gets colder, the rhythm of the day feels different and somehow strange. I need a jump-start reminder

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Sep 15

Autumn Seasonal Foods in Chinese Medicine

by Jane Barthelemy 4500 years ago, the earliest known textbook on Chinese medicine suggests we “Heal before illness can come.” Physician to the Yellow Emperor, Huangdi Neijing wrote: “In the old days the sages treated disease by preventing illness before it began, just as a good emperor takes the necessary steps to avert war.

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Sep 15

325 Sweeteners, Which One is Best?

By Jane Barthelemy. I’m passionate about natural sweeteners, and I hope you are too. This is an exhaustive list of 325 sweeteners available in the USA, by yours truly. Gleaned from nutrition labels and supermarket shelves, it’s the most complete list

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Sep 12

10 Fabulous Birthdays, Paleo & Gluten-free!

A few weeks ago I was invited to a birthday party for a good friend. The party was in a local restaurant, with a special-order cake from their bakery. All my friends were going, and I really wanted to be there to celebrate. My friends know my books and recipes, and they understand I don’t eat grains, sugar, dairy, or GMO foods.

Pouring Maple Syrup

Sep 07

Maple Syrup, a Healthy Paleo Sweetener?

By Jane Barthelemy. I love maple syrup on my Paleo pancakes! After all, it’s the naturally sweet sap of maple trees, right? Maple syrup is touted as a healthy sweetener in health magazines, new-age chocolate bars, and Paleo recipes. But with an epidemic of chronic sugar-related diseases world-wide, many people are focusing critical attention

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Sep 02

The preface cut from my book…

Writing Good Morning Paleo was a huge job. In 6 months I created 165 original breakfasts free of gluten, grains, dairy, and sugar. I had to test each recipe, sometimes up to twenty times to find the perfect flavor and texture. I made it my goal to finish 3 recipes a day. Some days they worked, some days they had to be reformulated. Well, now that the book is finished, I have a secret to tell you. I didn’t do it alone. Nope – I’m not that smart. I had help. Master Zhenzan Dao, founder and director of MogaDao.com and

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coconut-sugar

Sep 01

Coconut Sugar, Just a new name for sugar?

By Jane Barthelemy. Coconut sugar has become the new sweetener of choice for the health-food industry. I see chocolate bars, snacks, and Paleo recipes using it as a natural sweetener. With an epidemic of diabetes and obesity worldwide, everyone is looking more closely at sweeteners. Manufacturers tout coconut sugar as a healthy

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Aug 23

Xylitol, Pros and Cons of a Sweetener

If Xylitol is your favorite sweetener read no further – I’ll never disturb a beautiful relationship. But if you’re still on the fence about Xylitol, read on. Here are some surprising pros and cons that will help you make an informed choice.

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Aug 13

Cosmological Qigong Classes

I’m teaching a Cosmological Qigong class every Monday 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the MogaDao Institute or “The Guan”, which means “temple”. Address: 703 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Next to Buddha Fitness. MogaDaoInstitute.com. Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice that balances and harmonizes

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Aug 12

9 Tips for a Healthy Fall Season

Fall is in the air. Mornings are crisp, and the days are shorter. I feel a tinge of sadness as Summer is ending, and even a slight sense of trepidation. For many it’s a time of colds and flu. For others we’re constantly on the edge of getting sick the whole season. Here are a few pearls of wisdom

breakfast-history

Jun 27

A History of Breakfast – Paleo to Present

Breakfast wasn’t always corn flakes, bacon and eggs, or yogurt with fruit. People have been inventing new breakfasts from prehistoric times to the present, and the variety of traditions will astound you. Just in case you’re in a breakfast rut, here are some ideas from history to inspire you with new and exciting ways

Paleo-more-than-a-diet

Jun 14

Paleo: More Than a Diet. It’s a Lifestyle

As a Paleo enthusiast, I often say the approach is a lifestyle, not a diet. It’s much more than a way of eating, and it can be interpreted or adapted in your own way. The Paleo lifestyle bypasses the dangers of modern industrial foods, opting for the healthier, more sustainable ways of our

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Jun 07

“Good Morning Paleo” is here!

I’m so excited, my new book is here! I’ve had so much fun creating it! See the recipe list below. Oh, and check out the yummy breakfast photos on my new book website here. Eat breakfast like your life depends on it. I wrote this book to empower people to start the day in a new and different way. When you eat a great breakfast HOW much does it improve your whole day?

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Apr 21

Free eBook: Energize Your Salads!

Do you want to lose weight, increase energy levels, reduce stress, enjoy your life more, and generally look and feel healthier? You’ve come to the right place. My e-Recipe book Energize Your Salads! is a revolutionary new Paleo approach

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Feb 26

5 Top Paleo Sweeteners

Top ratings go to Raw Honey, Chicory Root, Lo Han Guo, Swerve Sweetener, and Stevia leaves – raw and unprocessed, the healthiest Paleo sweeteners. The criterion are based on purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a growing epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and

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Sep 01

Pros & Cons of the Paleo Diet

As interest in the Paleo Diet grows exponentially, it is evolving into more of a Lifestyle than a Diet. When people ask: “What are the Pros and Cons of Paleo?” I say that it depends on your personal interpretation. Many popular authors advocate different versions of the ancestral diet. For some it’s a low-carb diet. Others say it means no grains or dairy. M

Body-Never-Lies

Jul 26

Your Body Never Lies

Our ancestors had to hunt and gather for their food – it wasn’t always within reach. In modern times, we are surrounded by food and in some ways it has become a kind of entertainment. We have separated ourselves from Nature and from our most basic physiological needs.

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Jul 01

Librarians Devour Paleo Desserts!

Whew! It was an exciting trip to the windy city this weekend. I never expected such a wildly enthusiastic reception to Paleo Desserts. The ALA (American Library Association) National Convention was attended by over 15,000 librarians from all over the country, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Jun 13

A day in the life of a Paleo chef…

It’s a tough job, inventing 165 original recipes with pure and simple foods. But hey! Someone has to do it. The truth is, I never had so much fun. Today I made Breakfast Parfaits! With before and after photos! It was one of those unforgettable days, and felt like I was on a roll.

Avoiding-GMO-Foods

Jun 01

Avoiding GMO’s? Here’s a Guide.

It seems genetically modified food is everywhere, but it’s relatively easy to avoid. The best defense is to buy food that’s labeled 100% organic. In the US and Canada, 100% organic foods cannot be GMO. Be sure the label says 100% organic. The simple label “organic” does not insure that it’s GMO-free.  Legally, it can be labeled organic and still contain up to 30% GMO’s!

Webcast-Traveling

May 23

Memorial Day Travel Tips on Livestream TV!

It’s true! View my live interview on the Gfree and Happy Show on Monday May 20th with Kathy Nelson. She featured my “Memorial Day Emergency Travel Pack” for eating gluten-free and healthy while traveling. She asked “What’s the Paleo Diet?”, and “How do I avoid falling back into bad eating habits

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May 23

The Hidden Dangers of Fructose

20 grams fructose per day is 4.5 teaspoons, the sweetness in two apples. Fructose has been getting a bad rap lately. Dr. Mercola calls it a “poison”, Dr. Robert Lustig says it’s a “liver toxin”, and Dr.Oz. calls it a “hidden sugar”. What is Fructose?

paleo-travel-food

Mar 27

Traveling on a Healthy Diet?

Anywhere you travel, whether it’s to Paris, Rome, or Cleveland, eating healthy is a challenge. If you’re have a special diet, or if you just like to eat the best food, planning ahead can make it easy! Tomorrow I’m flying cross-country to a family reunion. I have just a few minutes to prepare a good meal

Five-Flavors-Chinese-Medicine

Mar 15

The Five Flavors: 5 Secrets to Health

What’s your favorite flavor?  Is it sweet, spicy, salty, sour, or bitter? In Chinese Medicine, the flavors you crave can reveal a lot about your psychology and your healthiest lifestyle. This simple self-test offers a balanced approach to self-healing. Choose the flavor you crave most, and read below to find your dietary profile.

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Mar 05

What’s the Paleo Diet?

Everybody asks me this question. What foods are in the Paleo Diet? It’s easiest to explain with a picture. On the left, what’s IN the Paleo Diet? On the right, what’s NOT? Also known as the Primal diet, Caveman diet, Stone Age diet, or Hunter-gatherer diet, the Paleo diet includes fresh

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Jan 28

View Paleo Desserts on Livestream!

Paleo Desserts was on Livestream TV Monday 1/28. View the YouTube interview with Kathy Nelson of the Gfree and Happy Show. I hope I wasn’t too zany! We talked about my Paleo Desserts book and the Paleo diet. I sampled a fresh Paleo Apple Pie, demonstrated Instant Mocha Mousse, and ate it on the air!

Low-Carb-Skinny-Sweets

Jan 25

How to Make Low-Carb Skinny Sweets

Everyone asks me: “How can I lose weight and still enjoy eating sweets?” The answer is easy. Eat low-carb Paleo Desserts! I discovered the secret to making delicious traditional desserts with low-carb, healthy ingredients. I eliminated gluten, grains, refined sugars and dairy.