Should you try the Paleo diet in 2013?

That’s the question that Women’s Health is asking you this year.  If you’re one of the people that helped make “Paleo Diet” the most searched for diet in January 2013 then I’ve got some thoughts for you. photo credit: bill barber via photopin cc 2013 marks the start of my fifth year in Paleo-land, and over the past 4 years there has been much more and better information out there, I’ve learned more, evolved my diet and done a lot of self experimentation.  One thing that has … [Read more...]

Anytime Cookies, Against All Grains

I have to admit that this recipe was delivered to my inbox via the Nourished Kitchen mailing and I was immediately thrilled by the 2nd half of the cookie name, "Against All Grains."  I'm not 100% in agreement about "Anytime" but overall these cookies are a good thing to have in your arsenal of Paleo-ish treats.    I like that they are sweetened with dried fruit and applesauce and don't have added sugar through honey or maple syrup like many Paleo approved treats do.  However, like … [Read more...]

Paleo for Vegetarians?

Dallas and Melissa Hartwig were featured on the Paleo Summit with a presentation on Paleo for Vegetarians.  I was super excited to hear this presentation because it's something I get asked when doing my Paleo 101 talks, and its something that I think is a little tricky since Paleo includes a lot of animal products and excludes a lot of things that most vegetarians eat.  I also personally really LIKE Dallas and Melissa, their style, how they share information and have been a huge fan of their … [Read more...]

Debunking Matt Stone, Some Paleo Summit Thoughts

I did promise some recap on the Paleo Summit, truth is last week I was really busy and didn't quite get the time to listen to them live.  So now I'm going back and listening to the presentations and wanted to provide you guys with some of my thoughts.  First up for review, the presentation by Matt Stone - Debunking the Paleo Diet.   I was really interested in listening to his presentation because  I am a Paleo follower because it works for me, I believe its what my body needs to run … [Read more...]

Should you be eating Gluten?

If you're following a Paleo lifestyle you are probably gluten free.  Paleo foods don't include foods that have gluten in them since you're not eating any grains and you're not eating much processed foods.  You might be wondering - What is gluten - and what's with all the hype around it lately? U.S. sales of gluten-free foods grew to $2.3 billion in 2010, more than doubling from 2006, according to Packaged Facts-- from the Wall Street Journal According to wikipedia Gluten (from Latin … [Read more...]