All Health Tips

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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

Qigong Classes

I’m teaching a new class! Cosmological Qigong is held every Monday afternoon 5:00 – 6:30 at the MogaDao Institute, the Guan (school). 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

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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

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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

4 Top Paleo Sweeteners

Top ratings go to Raw Honey, Chicory Root, Lo Han Guo, and Swerve Sweetener, the healthiest Paleo sweeteners. The criterion are based on purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a growing epidemic of chronic disease, we need sweeteners that stop the sugar cycle in it’s tracks.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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

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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!

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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.

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Jan 22

Paleo Brownies – Are They Really Healthy?

I love all brownies! But they’re not always what they claim to be. I analyzed three brownie recipes to see which is best. All of them taste great. But which one is healthiest? Paleo Brownies are always low-carb and healthy, right? Not always. The Nutrition Facts are surprising!

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Jan 17

Why is healthy food so expensive?

We all lament the high cost of healthy food. Perhaps there’s another way to look at it. Why do we compare expensive healthy food to cheap, industrial foods? These are two completely different types of “food”, with huge nutritional differences, so we can’t really compare them.

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Jan 11

10 Gluten Cross-Reactor Foods to Avoid

Yep, there are certain foods that cross-react with gluten. Do you find your digestion is stressed even when you avoid gluten? Are there times when you feel emotional ups and downs that could be related to diet? Certain foods cross-react to gluten. this means they create reactions by themselves or make your response to gluten even worse. You can have expensive personal tests

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Jan 07

What are the best healthy thickeners?

This post is for all you mad scientists in the kitchen! Knowing the best thickeners is essential for any chef. When I was writing my Paleo Desserts book I felt like a blind person searching in the dark. My goal was to re-invent recipes for all our favorite sweets

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Dec 29

12 Tips for Enjoying Parties & Gatherings

Everyone loves to go out and relax with friends. However when you go to a gathering, do you feel challenged to stay true to your diet and eat healthy? Sometimes we are offered a scary array of delicious food. It’s easy to give in to temptation and suffer digestive consequences or shame later.

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Dec 27

“The Skinny on Obesity” Video Series

The data is in. Sugar causes fat deposits and obesity. Sugar causes diabetes. It’s that simple. Here’s an amazing new video series from the U of C showing clear scientific evidence that obesity, diabetes, and many diseases are caused by sugar and

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Dec 27

The Best Eggs are Pasture-raised Organic

It’s amazing to read the enticing terms on egg cartons. Cage-free! Natural, Vegetarian, Free-range, Certified Humane! Many of these terms are legally regulated. What do they all mean? If you don’t have time to figure them out, here’s a quick guide. Best Eggs are Pasture-raised Organic

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Dec 17

7 Reasons Paleo Desserts is a Great Resource For Your Family

The greatest resource you can provide for yourself and your family is health and happiness. Mood is so important, and it depends on what kind of “fuel” we put it our body. With healthy Paleo Desserts you can relax and be sure everyone can enjoy them, without worrying about special diets or emotional

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Dec 15

Who Needs Paleo Desserts?

Paleo Desserts are for Everybody. They taste delicious, just like your favorite sweets. And they’re healthier for everyone. How many people do you know that are on a special diet? My Paleo Desserts book is great for folks who eat gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic, low-carb, non-allergenic,

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Dec 15

7 Reasons Paleo Desserts E-book is Better!

Try the Paleo Desserts e-book, or give it as a gift. Imagine how you will delight someone giving them 125 Delicious Everyday Recipes Gluten and Grain-free! This is a special gift for the person who loves to cook or