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Top 12 Foods for Your Brain

Enjoy these top "superfoods" often, to improve your brain function for the rest of your life! Top 12 Foods for a Healthy Brain: Coconut oil is #1. With its healthy MCT oils (medium chain triglycerides), coconut oil is my top pick for brain fuel. Coconut oil has an immediate effect on the brain, because MCT's provide energy in the form of glucose. The body and brain can utilize two types of fuel for energy - either carbohydrates or fats. ...

Raw Milk a Superfood? My Udder Surprise!

You might wonder - what's a Paleo enthusiast doing with milk? As a firm dairy-free advocate, I've been reading studies about the immune boosting properties of raw milk. Could it be true or hype? So I decided to try it. To my total and "udder" surprise, almost immediately I noticed a higher energy level. My skin was smoother. Little skin spots vanished. I slept ...

Adaptogenic Herbs, Nature’s Stress Busters

By Jane Barthelemy. Want to reduce stress and feel more energy in your life? Adaptogens are the perfect natural solution. Top trainers and athletes call them "synergistic meds for healthy people" because they can powerfully boost stamina and recovery without side-effects of pharmaceuticals. ...

My 6-Step Paleo-Meridian Weight Loss System

By Jane Barthelemy. Can the Paleo Diet and the ancient Chinese calendar hold the secrets to weight control? Guidelines for human health were encoded in our DNA thousands of years ago. Ancient Chinese texts describe the ideal method to optimize health, by harmonizing with Nature's cycles. Using the Paleo Diet together with the Chinese 24-hour meridian clock, can help you to not only lose ...

Food affects your body, mood & life quality!

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 ...

Top 10 Ways to Build Your Immune System

By Jane Barthelemy. Your immune system is your most precious resource. In the past century, changes in the global micro-biome have challenged our delicate internal eco-systems, precipitating many of the major health issues we face today. Our environment is continually infused with new chemicals, ...

Adrenal Fatigue, Modern Stress Syndrome

By Jane Barthelemy. What is Adrenal Fatigue? According to Dr. Mercola, up to 80% of adults experience adrenal fatigue during their lifetimes, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood illnesses in the US. The term "Adrenal Fatigue" was first coined in 1998 by naturopath and chiropractor Dr. James Wilson, ...

6 Surprising Tips to Lick Colds & Flu

By Jane Barthelemy. Any change in the weather can shock your immune system. That's when we get sniffles, colds, and flus. Microbes are everywhere, just waiting for opportunities. They float in the air, we share them with family and friends, spreading them with our hands. We spend good money on medications, and we lose time from the things we must do....

End Your Food Cravings & Addictions

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. ...

Still Counting Calories & Carbs?

By Jane Barthelemy. Counting is an accepted way to measure nutrition. But how effective is it? Calorie and carb counts are based on measures over 100 years old, and vary tremendously depending on the soil and growing conditions. So in the unlikely event that we can estimate the nutritional value of what you put IN, the big question is - how much of that is absorbed by your body as nourishment? Then there's the fact that your body is smart. It is constantly swapping molecular nutrients, and your intestinal bacteria is a nutrient factory. So what you put IN doesn't equal what you receive. Calories and nutrition labels are wild estimates at best. The more relevant questions are - Is there any life force in your food, is it grown in healthy soil, and is it free of modern toxins? I wonder - why do we even count calories and nutrients going IN, if it's only a fraction of the picture?...

Gluten-free Flours, Best & Worst for Weight Gain

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?...

Top 10 Triggers for Gluten Inflammation

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....

Which Gluten-Free Brownie is Best?

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 ...

Is Coffee Paleo?

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 ...

Are You Alive? A Questionnaire

By Jane Barthelemy. Yes, I'm asking: Are you truly alive? Are you experiencing your life fully? Do your senses fill you with joy? How vitally alive are you on a scale of 1 - 10? This article explores deeply personal questions. Why is that important? Because your health, your success, and your destiny depend on how you answer. ...

Thinking of a Spring Cleanse?

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? ...

14 Fabulous Birthdays, Paleo & Gluten-free!

By Jane Barthelemy. When people invite me to birthday parties, I always ask to bring the cake. Oh yes, I love to cook, but I also LOVE TO EAT. Most cakes are simply not safe to eat - they contain sugars, processed ingredients, and flours that make people sick. Commercial or cake-mix cakes may look beautiful, but they have no life force or nutrition in them. ...

Your Body Never Lies

Our Paleolithic 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....

12 Healthy Tips for Enjoying Parties

By Jane Barthelemy. 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 weight gain or digestive consequences later. ...

9 Secrets to Lick Gluten Intolerance

By Jane Barthelemy. 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 want 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 weapons you'll need to heal yourself and avoid gluten reactions....