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Best Paleo Sweeteners

By Jane Barthelemy. The spotlight is on Paleo Sweeteners now, because we’re living in times when sugars and refined carbs in processed foods are causing epidemic health challenges worldwide. Many people are turning to the Paleo diet for guidance. What did our ancestors eat? ...

5 Top Paleo Sweeteners

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

Uh Oh! Coconut Sugar is 100% Sugar!

By Jane Barthelemy. Awful news! Coconut sugar is 100% sugar! You won't feel a glycemic rush, as coconut sugar is relatively low in glucose. But here's the rub: The rest of the sugar is fructose! Just like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), fructose is a liver toxin that causes high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes (Yup, our top epidemics). Fructose doesn't give you a glycemic jolt. Instead it quietly and insidiously...

Forbidden Fruits, Which Ones Make You Fat?

By Jane Barthelemy. What's the worst food for weight gain? Sugary fruit! Surprising new studies show high-fructose fruits are top culprits in weight gain. Due to a genetic mutation 40,000 years ago, the fructose you eat goes immediately to fat. To lose weight, skip these fruits: Bananas, Grapes, Pineapples, Mangos, Oranges, Dried fruits, Raisins, Dates, Melons, Peaches, Sweet apples and juices. Instead eat tart fruitsraspberries, grapefruit, ...

AVOID! The Toxic Truth About Stevia

By Jane Barthelemy. Stevia is marketed as a healthy sweetener. But surprising new evidence indicates all stevia sold in grocery stores is highly processed with methyl alcohol or other toxic chemicals. Healthy Solution: Look for natural zero-sugar sweeteners. ...

Why Does Sugar Make You Fat?

Our body has the amazing ability to turn what we eat into energy. We can use it right away, or store it for the future! By Guest Writer Traci D Mitchell, nutrition coach, personal trainer. What doesn't get used as energy get stored, typically as fat. Healthy Solution: Use non-glycemic natural sweeteners! Sugar has a profound impact on your diet and waistline, ...

2 Steps to Break Sugar Cravings Painlessly

It's 3:30 pm, your brain is getting foggy, your energy is a bit low, your nerves are on edge, and you need a sweet snack. Sound familiar? Sugar cravings are a very physical reality in our lives. Sugar stimulates the brain’s reward centers through the neuro-transmitter dopamine, just like other addictive drugs. Foods high in fat and sugar stimulate ...

Paleo Sweets with no sugar spike or weight gain?

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. ...

My Biggest “Aha!”, Easy Weight Loss

A few years ago, when I was overweight, diagnosed with cancer, chronic fatigue, adrenal failure, digestive collapse, chemical sensitivities, food allergies, and two frozen shoulders, I began to make changes in my diet and lifestyle, slowly – just one change a week. If I felt better, I would hold onto the change to make it a habit. ...

How Healthy is Your Breakfast Cereal?

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?)...

Is Maple Syrup Paleo?

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.

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My Surprising Journey to Health

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...

How to Speed-Read Nutrition Labels

By Jane Barthelemy. 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 ...

325 Sweeteners, Which 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 ...

Xylitol, Pros and Cons of a Sweetener

By Jane Barthelemy. 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....

Healthy Paleo Brownies? A shocking comparison

By Jane Barthelemy. I love all brownies! But hey, they're never 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? We believe Paleo brownies are always low-carb and healthy. Right? Nope. Not always. These Nutrition Facts will shock and surprise you!...

The Skinny on Obesity – Video Series

By Jane Barthelemy. 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 ...

My Trip to the Just Like Sugar Factory

Everybody asks me: "What's in the chicory root sweetener?" Last week I paid a visit to the Just Like Sugar factory to give their CEO, Mike Sylver, a signed copy of my book Paleo Desserts. I had already done an enormous amount of research comparing hundreds of sweeteners on the market and I compiled...

Lick the Sugar Habit without Deprivation

By Jane Barthelemy. Many of us crave sweets, like Brownies and Chocolate Fudge. They taste wonderful in the moment, but when your blood sugar plunges a few minutes later, and you suddenly gain 5 pounds, it’s a bad day. Sugars and carbs are the problem with most sweets, causing a spike in blood glucose that destabilizes metabolism, and weight gain. ...

Is Sugar Toxic? CBS 60 Minutes

By Jane Barthelemy. Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the U of C in San Francisco, believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet, much of it hidden in processed foods, is killing us and making us fat. CBS 60 Minutes recently aired new scientific research by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that links high blood sugar to obesity, diabetes...