By Jane Barthelemy. Did you know there are over 400 different viruses that can affect your health? And over 200 viruses that can cause a common cold? No matter if you have the flu or another virus, there’s a LOT you can do to build your immune system and eat in ways that will clear a virus. Other virus-based illnesses include chicken pox, mumps, hepatitis,
By Jane Barthelemy. Can the ancient Chinese calendar hold the secret to weight control? Guidelines for health were written thousands of years ago in Chinese medicine texts. Following the Chinese 24-hour clock in your daily schedule will not only help you lose weight. You’ll also feel better, look better, have more energy, and live a longer happier life. Weight gain is a serious health concern for most Americans. Over 67% of us are overweight and 36% are considered obese. Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The trend in weight gain is
By Jane Barthelemy. So, is coffee Paleo? Well, the correct answer is NO. Even wishful thinking won’t put it in the Paleo era. The bullet-proof truth is that coffee was first cultivated in Ethiopia c. 900 years after Christ, roughly 10,000 years after the Paleo period. One of today’s most profitable and addictive habits, coffee was actually banned in Mecca in the 1500’s as intoxicating and inciting radical thinking! But royal intervention changed all that, and soon coffee spread
By Jane Barthelemy. Over one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease. An additional 100,000 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, with countless cases unreported. Worldwide, 7 to 10 million people live with
As health enthusiasts, we’re already aware of the risks of GMO foods. However surprising new evidence now indicates the toxins are even more widespread than we thought, and many non-GMO foods are sprayed with Monsanto’s Glyphosate. New research clearly links increases in chronic disease to the growing use of the herbicide Glyphosate on a wide range of crops, including non-GMO.
By Jane Barthelemy. Are you ready for a new perspective on gluten? Bread is the staff of life. And money! Gluten-free is the fastest growing niche in grocery stores. The gluten-free market was recently valued at $4.63 billion per year, and projected to grow to $7.59 billion within a short time. While it is true that gluten reactions are increasingly common,
Guest post by Dr. Eva Selhub, MD, Harvard Health Publications. I’m glad the research is finally IN! Yes, think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply
“Nearly all of a cell’s genes are influenced by changes to the nutrients they have access to. In fact, in many cases the effects were so strong that changing a cell’s metabolic profile could make certain genes behave differently.”
By Jane Barthelemy. Many people ask me why they tend to come down with colds and flu. In a group of people where someone is sick, they’re always the first person to catch a bug. Our common understanding of the immune system is based on
Have you ever wondered how many almonds are in your almond milk? I compared four brands to find the number of almonds used. The results are astonishing. This won’t be my most popular post. There are only 9 to 14 almonds in 2 cups of commercial almond milk. A profitable business model indeed!
Our bodies are genetically designed to walk. Walking is one of the most primal movements known to man. Bipedal movement is part of our genetic heritage. Form follows function, and our bodies developed in such a way that walking is essential to health. Walking 30 to 45 minutes each day
Sound too good to be true? Nope, it’s real. My big “aha!” discovery is how to make healthy desserts with no blood sugar rush or added pounds. Let me explain how this is possible. Easy! Simply follow my recipes, using original, unrefined, low carb, low glycemic Paleo ingredients like coconut, almond flour, and chicory root sweetener.
by Jane Barthelemy. It’s amazing. 4,500 years ago, the oldest book on medicine suggests we “Heal before illness can come.” The Yellow Emperor’s doctor said: “In the old days, smart people prevented disease it before it began, just as a good leader averts war before it starts.
By Jane Barthelemy. Something amazing happened last week. My cravings vanished, and my body released all that stress. OMG, this is the happy balance I’ve been wanting for years! Finally it happened! All week, there was no craving for sweets, no moodiness or familiar addictive message demanding chips or chocolate. Nope. Just quiet balance.
By Jane Barthelemy. You’re in the grocery store looking for non-GMO eggs, and it’s confusing. What is the truth behind these terms: Free-Range, Organic, Cage-free? Are any of these eggs Paleo? While most have legal meanings, the labels are purposely misleading. For example, did you know that pasture-raised hens may receive up to 30% of their diet in GMO grains? GMO grains are NOT Paleo.
Every frequent traveler knows the challenge of eating well on the road. If you’re doing gluten-free, Paleo, GMO-free, or any healthy diet, you can solve that with a bit of planning. It’s all in the preparation. I recently took a trip and photographed my hotel kitchen set up. Here are my 6 steps to eating healthy in a hotel room:
Summertime is for freshly picked foods, when seasonal berries, greens, fruits, and vegetables are at their peak with life force and nutrition. Here are some of my favorite summer recipes. Whether you’re packing a picnic or doing it at home, here are some new ideas to spark up your open-air meals.
By Jane Barthelemy. Counting is an accepted way to measure nutrition. But how effective is it? We can count what goes IN, but how much of that is absorbed by your body as nourishment? Calories and nutrition labels are estimates at best. It’s more relevant to ask if there’s any life force in your food. Your body is constantly swapping
By Jane Barthelemy. What are the best gluten-free flours? Which flours are Paleo? Compare these gluten-free flours by carb content and risk of weight gain. Weight gain is associated with carbs, which convert to sugars during digestion. Check it out for yourself. Which gluten-free flours will help you most in weight control?
By Jane Barthelemy. Gluten-free is hot these days. We’d like to blame gluten for all our woes, inflammation, indigestion, headaches, and emotional blues. While it is true that gluten reactions are more common, perhaps we’re falling into wishful thinking that simply removing gluten from our diets will solve ALL our problems.
By Jane Barthelemy. Gluten-free is big business now. Every grocery has a gluten-free aisle filled with tempting treats like gluten-free chips, and gluten-free chocolate cookies. But why do doctors say they expect people to gain weight on a gluten-free diet? Weight gain is associated with carbs and sugars. As I read ingredient labels
Fresh herbs are surprisingly easy to grow, they add aromatic flavor and beauty to your homecooked meals. Another bonus, they contain vitamins and minerals in higher concentrations than many other plants. I find that every dish tastes better with fresh herbs, and the most convenient way to get them is from your own garden, right?
By Jane Barthelemy. A healthy breakfast means a bowl of cereal. Right? After all isn’t this an American tradition? Nope. It’s actually a very recent marketing invention. A tiny mistake in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1870 changed the face of breakfast forever. Harvey Kellogg (recognize the name?)
By Jane Barthelemy. I love maple syrup on my Paleo pancakes! After all, it’s pure sap from maple trees. Right? Sorry, the answer is NO. Is it really Paleo? Unfortunately, the answer is again emphatically NO. This probably won’t be my most popular post.
A Spring Cleanse can make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow. Even better, it can boost your energy levels, improve digestion, aid sleep, and help you shed a few unwanted pounds. Spring is the perfect time to start over. But what exactly do you want to accomplish?
By Jane Barthelemy. I adore spicy foods! My favorites are Pizza, Hot Salsa, Eggplant Parmesan, and Ratatouille. Recently I’ve been trying a nightshade-free diet, and guess what? I feel so much better. What’s the real scoop on nightshades? Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers, Eggplants.
Doctors say a good breakfast is the secret to a great day. But for folks on a Paleo diet, traditional favorites like English muffins, yogurt, oatmeal, toast with jam, or treats like waffles and blueberry muffins are off the menu. Now, Jane Barthelemy, author of Paleo Desserts, has whipped up 165 healthy, luscious, low-carb
Why on Earth did I become a Paleo/gluten-free chef? Well, here’s my surprising story. I come from a long line of nature enthusiasts, artists, and foodies. I’ve done many creative things in my life – this may be my 9th career – I lost count
By Jane Barthelemy. Best and worst foods for the season. It’s strange, but I always try to cook holiday meals myself. Not because I love to cook, but because I love to EAT! I notice many people aren’t aware of the huge differences in quality that we choose from in America. My body is highly tuned, and I sense everything I eat. If you feed me toxic food, I’ll feel it immediately.
By Jane Barthelemy. 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