paleo basics I shared a few weeks ago that Tom and I were choosing to follow a paleo/primal style diet. Since then, we’ve lost over 20 pounds combined, have seen our energy levels skyrocket, are watching skin issues clear up and have seen the way we eat – and perhaps more importantly, the way we want to eat – change pretty drastically. What I didn’t share, though, was what a paleo/primal diet is: my favorite description is that we’re following an anti-inflammatory, hormone regulating, whole foods based ancestral diet. Um…yeah. I’m still working to understand the science behind it all – beyond the over-simplified idea that so many of the prevalent modern day diseases we live with exist because our bodies weren’t designed to tolerate and haven’t evolved to eat the Standard American Diet.
Primal Blueprint 101 FAQs, Intro, PB 101 – whatever you want to call it this is a great place to familiarize yourself with the content found on Mark’s Daily Apple. Getting Started This is ground zero. If you’ve never heard of the Primal Blueprint, or perhaps someone sent you to this blog because you’re interested in making the jump to a healthy lifestyle, read on. The BasicsThese posts explain the concept of “Primal” as well as easy ways to get started without feeling overwhelmed by so much new information: Here is the list of my Definitive Guides – thorough explanations of big health topics:
Mark's Daily Apple If you’ve been hanging with me for a while, you’ve probably noticed I’m always encouraging my readers to explore new research, new recipes, and new regimens to lift their Primal journey past plateaus and to the next level. I’ve found a great resource for both the Primal newbie looking to activate his hunter-gatherer roots and the Primal connoisseur looking to expand her Primal knowledge. Put together by our friends at PaleoPlan.com, the Primal Life Kit is a compilation of all the ancestral tools you need to cook, eat, workout, and live Primally. There’s a total of 49 products and 14 discounts in the Primal Life bundle. They’ve got 21 paleo cookbooks full of mouthwatering, gluten-free recipes, 2 meal plans, and even an online cooking club. Did I mention the 3 fitness programs…informational eBooks on topics like autoimmunity, inflammation, and going paleo on a budget…and 14 discounts on products like Primal Life organics and the best paleo-designed supplements?
Eating Grain-Free? Resources and Recipes, All in One Place Welcome! If you wish you could eat more whole foods without breaking your budget, you're in the right place. Start here for my top 10 baby steps to better Kitchen Stewardship. You might also be interested in family-friendly, delicious and nutritious recipes or one of my popular eBooks to help you on your journey. When you have a food and nutrition blog, people talk to you about digestive issues quite a bit. People ask me about stomach pain after eating, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, and everything in between.
paleo – Simply Living Healthy Merry Christmas and Happy National Pumpkin Pie Day! Everyone who knows me well generally understands that when I say “I made dessert” what I really mean is “I have made something yummy with chocolate”. Now, my dad, who shares my chocolate addiction love, would never object but my mother and husband are a different story…they constantly request desserts without *gasp* chocolate. Although I think you can never go wrong with a decadent chocolate dessert I have been branching out a bit in order to satisfy the non-chocoholics in the family. Banana Ice Cream with Chocolate Shell Truthfully, I’m not the paleo dessert girl. It’s not that I’m anti-dessert…well, let’s just say that it leads me down the path of too many sweets most of the time. I really wish I did paleo desserts often on the blog because, let’s face it, I’d be far more popular. But alas, sticking to what I know is what I tend to do.
Just Paleo Since paleo is more of a concept and a perspective than it is a diet, getting started can sometimes be a little confusing. It’s ironic, but the same internet that allows instant access to tons of good information can also overwhelm us or bury us in bad information. Low carb? Carb cycling? Intermittent fasting? Journal - Simply Paleo: Pan-Fried Salmon Steak with Brussels Sprouts By John Michael Each Simply Paleo features a Paleo meal that requires minimal effort and delivers maximal tastiness. With these meals, preparation time, from washing the veggies, to preparing the plate, should be no longer than twenty-five minutes. Pan-Fried Salmon Steak with Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: Paleo Apple Crisp I started playing with apple crisp recipes last fall, before I ever started the blog. It was actually the first dessert recipe I ever tried to adapt (and one of the successes that gave me the confidence to start blogging in the first place!). So, this one has seen a year’s worth of iterations to reach this awesome and delicious version. What better way to celebrate one year of blogging (my anniversary is next week) than with a recipe that has taken that full year to perfect! One thing you’ve probably figured out by now is that I take some pride in creating the best paleo adaptations of Western foods. Recipes like my chewy granola bars, perfect paleo pancakes, plantain crackers, graham crackers, perfect pumpkin pie, and chocolate chip “oatmeal” cookies represent some of my favorites.
Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): Vitamin B12 – A Stealth Deficiency Disease by Fred A Stealth Deficiency Disease: Let’s look at cyanocobalamin. It was discovered 60 years ago instead of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin because of a laboratory mistake. They ran the solution through a charcoal filter and a cyanide group (+3 oxidation) replaced a methyl group (+1 oxidation); simple chemistry. Home of delicious paleo recipes Paleo recipes by topic Red meat Poultry Pork Fish & Seafood
Is loving yourself okay? Bodhipaksa Loving yourself has a bad press in the West. We often associate it with being self-centered and not caring about others. In fact, we have a tendency to want to put ourselves down to avoid being thought of as self-centered. But in the Buddhist tradition, which has produced countless outstandingly generous and selfless individuals, there is an emphasis on developing love for yourself as an indispensable prerequisite for loving others. In the Christian tradition we can also bear in mind that the injunction is to “love others as yourself,” implying that we ought to love not just others but ourselves as well. 3 Ways to Kill Mold Naturally A proliferation of mold and mildew can be the hallmark of hot and humid summers. I have a friend who has green mold growing on the shoes in her closet! A humidifier might be the best help for her, but there are also three natural materials that can be used as a spray to kill mold and mildew.