Do You Know Your Onions?

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Onions have been held in high esteem throughout recorded history and used in nearly every cuisine around the world. They are one of the oldest known vegetables, probably among the first cultivated crops, and are easy to grow.

They do well in a wide range of soils and climates and they are less perishable than many other vegetables, growing wild in many regions of the world. Food historians estimate that man has been sowing and reaping onions for at least 5,000 years and that our ancestors feasted on wild onions for thousands of years before the invention of farming and writing.

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Possibly The Most Important Advice On Beating Cravings You’ll Ever Get

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When you go to bed at night, do you look forward tomorrow?

Do you spend much of your day responding to someone else’s demands, not in charge of your own agenda?

Do you sit a lot, staring at a screen in a cubicle for hours on end?

Do you get bored? Do you feel like you were born bored and you just can’t stand it?

I went to a talk last week on the neuroscience of addiction. It was given by Dr. Alex Stalcup of the New Leaf Treatment Center. The focus was on drugs but as I learned the process of addiction, the changes that occur in the brain prior, during, and after addiction has taken hold, it occurred to me that it is the same process that keeps us hooked on unhealthy food, carbohydrates and sugar especially.

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10 Smart Ways to Keep Kids Paleo and Yourself From Going Insane

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My nearly 15-year-old son came down the stairs coughing this morning.

Ugh. I hate it when that happens.

We took his temperature; he had none.

We assessed how he felt; mediocre but he reckoned could get through the day.

We took action for him to skip his 1.5 mile run in PE.

Then he did what I insist my kids do every morning: eat breakfast, drink green juice, take supplements.

Injured

This post will be short because I had rotator cuff surgery two weeks ago.

I’m just getting back in the swing of things.

During these two weeks, our usual systems and routines have mostly stayed in place, thanks to my wonderful husband, but a few things have gone awry.

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself After You Overeat

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If you’ve read this blog in the past, you’ll know that I view many of the situations our culture terms “failures” as absolutely fantastic opportunities.

Situations where we have had an outcome opposite to the one we want are chock-a-block full of data.

If, following a “failure”, we put our analyzing hats on, we can discern patterns and triggers that lead to the unwanted outcome. We can then predict our behavior ahead of time based on this information and devise strategies to encourage, or even force, different behavior in future.

My experience

I work at home, and late morning, it starts.

Every time the words don’t come. Or I have a task to do that I don’t enjoy. Or I’m bored or lonely.

I’m there.

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Weight Loss Unlocked For You

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Sometimes I feel we’re not supposed to talk about weight loss when we’re talking about a paleo diet. It’s sort of a word that’s “verboten”. We talk about health, strength, real foods and then we say that weight loss is a by-product of an efficient, working, healthy body.

Which is true, but it kind of skirts the issue.

The thing is, most people go paleo to lose weight. The number of visitors to this website and all others paleo will soar during the first few months of 2015 because they want to lose weight.

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Paleo Recipes: Three-Herb Beef Patties

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I served these to the kids last night after a long, hard day of high school and extra curriculars. Made the patties earlier and cooked them when we got home. So quick and easy and the kids loved them.

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Paleo Recipes: Raspberry Coconut “Cheesecake”

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This is the kind of recipe I love. It tastes and looks delicious. For those of us on the paleo autoimmune protocol, recipes like these are worth their weight in gold.

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7 Resources On Overeating You Definitely Should Be Reading

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I’ve been mulling the whole paleo/weight management/overeating thing recently and it’s been taking me to a new area of my local library.

But let me rewind a little.

Recently at an airport, as is my wont, I bought a book for the flight home. I was reviewing the tomes on the racks wondering which, of all these wonderful sounding titles that told me they would change my life, to buy, when my eyes alerted upon the words “Who Says I’m An Addict?”. I bought it.

I just had to.

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The World’s Greatest Paleo Weight Loss Secret

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Are you struggling with your commitment to eating paleo? Is your family sabotaging you by bringing home foods they (and you) love but which are most definitely not part of the paleo template? Are you forcing them to eat paleo, telling yourself it is for their own good, but they are kicking and screaming all around the dinner table?

Jeremy Hendon’s book The World’s Greatest Weight Loss Secret is a quick, easy read – I read it in an afternoon and so can you (I’m the world’s slowest reader).

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Paleo Recipes: Lemon and Thyme Broiled Salmon with Blood Orange Salsa

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This is the kind of recipe I love. It comes with zillions of variations so you can adapt it to fit your diet, your mood, what you have on hand. A light, colorful meal that is surprisingly easy to whip together considering the complex play of flavors in the dish.

This recipe is just one of over 200 in The Paleo Mom’s new Paleo Approach Cookbook.

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