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4 Top Paleo Sweeteners

4 Top Paleo Sweeteners

Top ratings go to Raw Honey, Chicory Root, Lo Han Guo, and Swerve Sweetener, the best and healthiest Paleo sweeteners. The criterion used are based on purity, stable blood sugar, and balanced metabolism. With a growing epidemic of diabetes and obesity, we need to find sweeteners that will stop the[...]

My New Book

My New Book "Good Morning Paleo"

You haven't seen much of me lately. I've had my head down working on an exciting new project. It takes a bit of energy to "gestate" a book. Well, it's finished! "Good Morning Paleo, Over 150 Easy Favorites to Start Your Day" will be released June 3rd by Da Capo[...]

Pros & Cons of the Paleo Diet

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[...]

Your Body Never Lies

Your Body Never Lies

Our ancestors ate when they were hungry and stopped when they were full. They had to hunt and gather for their food – it wasn’t always within reach. They expended their calories replenishing their supplies, and knew that every mouthful requires energy and time. We are surrounded by food and it[...]

Librarians Devour Paleo Desserts!

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. Hundreds of library managers[...]

A day in the life of a Paleo chef...

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[...]

Avoiding GMO's? Here's a Guide.

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,[...]

Memorial Day Travel Tips on Livestream TV!

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[...]

My Fructose Limit is 20 grams per day.

My Fructose Limit is 20 grams per day.

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? Fructose is a natural sugar found[...]

Coming Soon! Paleo Breakfasts!

Coming Soon! Paleo Breakfasts!

I have exciting news to tell you! I've just accepted a contract for a new book! This one will be all about Paleo Breakfasts. The book will be released by Da Capo Press in Spring, 2014. Stay tuned for more news about it. Right now I'm just getting organized for this[...]

Traveling on a Healthy Diet?

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[...]

The Five Flavors: 5 Secrets to Health

The Five Flavors: 5 Secrets to Health

What foods do you crave most? Sweet, spicy, salty, sour, or bitter? Food cravings are a revealing window into your health and psyche. Learn 5 secrets from Chinese medicine to break the so-called "genetic cycle" of poor health and weight gain. These simple self-revelations offer a balanced approach to self-healing[...]

What's the Paleo Diet?

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 vegetables[...]

San Francisco Gluten-Free Expo was a Blast!

San Francisco Gluten-Free Expo was a Blast!

Yes, it's true. I went to San Fran to offer my book Paleo Desserts at the Gluten-free, Allergen-free Expo Feb 9-10. We prepared and served over 2,000 samples of Mexican Wedding Cookies, Paleo Fudge Brownies, and Raspberry Cheesecake Love Bites! Everyone loved them and you can guess which one ran[...]

View Paleo Desserts on Livestream!

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 what's the Paleo diet. I sampled a freshly made Paleo Apple Pie, demonstrated how to make[...]

How to Make Low-Carb Skinny Sweets

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. I carefully measured the carbs compared to other[...]

Paleo Brownies - Are They Really Healthy?

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! The SECRET to[...]

Why is healthy food so expensive?

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. Most large-scale industrial crops like corn,[...]

10 Gluten Cross-Reactive Foods to Avoid

10 Gluten Cross-Reactive 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? Many foods cross-react to gluten, meaning they create reactions by themselves or make your[...]

What are the best healthy thickeners?

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 with[...]

12 Tips for Enjoying Parties & Gatherings

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[...]

My BEST New Year's Resolution

My BEST New Year's Resolution

Are you willing to sign a contract with yourself? It's 2013, and I'm ready to re-commit myself to my health. Here's a powerful new tool to improve your diet. It's tough, compassionate, and you can stick to it no matter what. For years I’ve followed the best diets known to man,[...]

"The Skinny on Obesity" Video Series

Sugar causes 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 refined carbs in prepared foods and soft drinks. Is sugar a toxin that's fueling the global[...]

The Best Eggs are Pasture-raised Organic

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 Studies show that organic eggs from hens[...]

7 Reasons Paleo Desserts is a Great Resource For Your Family

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[...]

Who Needs Paleo Desserts?

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? Paleo Desserts is for folks who eat gluten-free, dairy-free, diabetic, low-carb, non-allergenic, vegan, and even tree-nut free. There's even a[...]

7 Reasons Paleo Desserts E-book is the Best Choice!

7 Reasons Paleo Desserts E-book is the Best Choice!

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 has an alternative diet. It's a perfect way to say "I care[...]

My Trip to the Just Like Sugar Factory

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 new book Paleo Desserts. I had already done an enormous amount of research comparing hundreds of sweeteners on[...]

How to Lick the Sugar Habit Eating Sweets!

How to Lick the Sugar Habit Eating Sweets!

Do you LOVE sweets? We often crave desserts, like Brownies and Chocolate Fudge. They taste wonderful. But when your blood sugar plunges 30 minutes later, maybe you wish you hadn’t done it. And when you suddenly gain 5 pounds, it’s a bad day. So I found a solution and I'd like[...]

9 Secret Weapons for Gluten Intolerance

9 Secret Weapons for Gluten Intolerance

Gluten Intolerance is like an iceberg -  90% is hidden under the surface. Over 200 million Americans are affected by gluten intolerance and celiac disease. We love simple solutions, but there’s more to it. A gluten-free diet alone is unlikely to heal your gut or immune system. Here are 9 secret[...]

Beware of Nightshades

Beware of Nightshades

Do you suffer from gluten intolerance, mood swings, indigestion, arthritis, or an auto-immune disease? If so, the hidden culprit could be nightshades. The nightshade family includes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. Other symptoms of nightshade sensitivity are depression, anxiety, constipation, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, joint pain, headaches, nausea, bloating, flatulence, IBS, anemia, and poor food absorption. Allergies[...]

10 Life-Changing Benefits of Walking

10 Life-Changing Benefits of Walking

I recently went on a trek in Spain, walking 125 kilometers in 15 days on the rustic roads of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. This was a gift to myself after spending a year in the kitchen and on the computer writing my Paleo Desserts cookbook. Walking the Camino was invigorating[...]

What are the Best Paleo Sweeteners?

What are the Best Paleo Sweeteners?

The spotlight is on Paleo Sweeteners now, because we’re living in times when sugars and carbs in processed foods are everywhere, causing epidemic health challenges worldwide. Many people are turning to the Paleo diet for answers and guidance. What did our ancestors eat? What is the best diet that humans[...]

300 Sweeteners - Which is Best?

300 Sweeteners - Which is Best?

With over 300 sweeteners in groceries and prepared foods, how can we choose wisely? Find the best sweeteners, and learn how to select them yourself. Download List of Sweeteners as pdf       Download as Excel File This is an exhaustive list of 325 sweeteners available today. I find it very interesting and you may too. This is[...]

Is Sugar Toxic? CBS 60 Minutes

Is Sugar Toxic? CBS 60 Minutes

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. CBS 60 Minutes recently aired new scientific research by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that links high blood sugar to[...]

Best Natural Sweeteners

Best Natural Sweeteners

There are only 3 sweeteners I consider BEST. That’s because they are zero or very low carb, they’re easy to find, they taste delicious, and are easy to use in recipes. Best of all, they are natural, non-GMO and Paleo. More info: See 300 Sweeteners - Which is Best? Just Like Sugar[...]

Are Nightshades Paleo?

Are Nightshades Paleo?

I like spicy foods! Some of my favorite foods are Pizza, Hot Salsa, Potatoes with Ketchup, Eggplant Parmesan, and Ratatouille. Recently I’ve been experimenting with a nightshade-free diet, and guess what? I feel so much better. What’s the real scoop on nightshades? Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers, Eggplants. Are they really part of[...]

Just Like Sugar Table Top - Natural Chicory Root Sweetener

Just Like Sugar Table Top - Natural Chicory Root Sweetener

Just Like Sugar Table Top is my favorite Natural Paleo sweetener by far. After testing hundreds of sweeteners I use this because it dissolves easily, it tastes like table sugar, and is easy to measure cup for cup—like table sugar. It also happens to be a zero-calorie, zero-carb granulated sweetener[...]

All About Nuts

All About Nuts

I love almonds, pecans, walnuts and every kind of nut. Nuts are a true natural food, rich in proteins, healthy fats and enzymes. However many people have difficulty digesting nuts, and tree-nut allergies are ever more common. How can we enjoy nuts without digestive problems? Like all grains and seeds, nuts[...]

"Natural" Sweeteners - A Closer Look

Look at most “natural sweeteners” and what do you find? High carbs and sugars, causing a spike in blood sugar and insulin response. There are many interpretations of healthy sweeteners, or Paleo sweeteners. In my recipes I use only the * lowest-carb natural sweeteners, which minimize any rise in blood[...]