The Smart Way To Detox And Overhaul Your Health

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Do you ever just like someone? You know, just intuitively?

I felt like that when I listened to Dr. Carolyn Dean’s presentation at the Much More Than A Mom summit. I just liked her.

I have recently got turned on to magnesium and other mineral supplementation and, honestly, it has been amazing experience. My body hasn’t worked this smoothly in a very long time. Things have really kicked up a notch, a bunch of notches. And all I have to do is add it to my drinking water. Plus drink it, of course.

Minerals are Dr. Dean’s tour de force.

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How To Get Things Done and Say No Without Guilt

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Does this sound familiar?

I have 241 items on my to-do list. 

They encompass all the things I have to do: for my family, for school, for my business, for my home. They include daily chores, monthly renewal items (like change out the kitty litter, lovely job that is), and “once-and-for-all” projects. I add things at a faster rate than I clear them out.

Sometimes I even add items like “read a chapter of a fiction book”, or “take a nap” to the list as a way to remind myself to rest.

And I find the best thing to do is to start the day off with the item, “get up”. I usually manage to cross that one off.

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Why Paleo May Not Be Working For You (It’s Not What You Think)

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My notes are starred and underlined. I’ve written, “Yes, yes, yes, finally!” 

No, I am not having a Meg Ryan moment. I am hearing a doctor say two very important things. Things I have suspected for a while now.

They came out in the latest Thyroid Session I’ve been listening to. 

This one was with Dr. Sara Gottfried, a doctor operating not far from me, in Berkeley, California, who focuses on hormonal issues in men and women, but particularly women. She is the author of The Hormone Cure

Most requested session

Her session, How to Lose Weight When Your Thyroid is Off was the one most voted for write-up by Paleo/NonPaleo readers.

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23 Pointers To Reversing Your Diabetes (Or Avoiding It In The First Place)

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The game is on!

In a week full of summits and awesome information, I’m studying for my Dip.D. That’s my diploma in diabetes. I’m bringing two presentations from the Reversing Diabetes World Summit 2014 to my blog which means getting up early, powering up my laptop and soaking up all the great information the experts are presenting.

Today, I chose Dr. Josh Axe’s presentation, Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with an Optimal Diet and Lifestyle. Dr. Axe was voted one of Nashville Magazine‚Äôs 25 Most Beautiful People but that’s not why I chose him. 

Because I thought you might like it…

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35 Virtually Secret Clues to Detecting Thyroid Problems Even Your Doctor May Not Know

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I’m totally psyched for the Thyroid Sessions that are going on right now. Thyroid symptoms have been dogging me since I was a teen, yet I’ve always tested normal when taking the standard panel.

Increases in hair loss, occasional mild depression, estrogen dominance, high cholesterol, and a weight gain of ten pounds over the last year have been making me ponder anew, however. I’d been considering digging deeper, even perhaps considering a trial of thyroid medication to see if it changed anything.

My prerogative

Having watched this presentation from Reed Davis, I’ve changed my mind. 

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3 Fan-Tiddly-Tastic Online Health Summits That Will Blow Your Freaking Mind

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Back in the day, when Sean Croxton was just starting organizing online summits, I never paid attention. I think it was his “Paleo Summit” summit that I ignored. 

Why?

I thought they were a scam.

I thought they were too good to be true and that somehow, I’d get suckered into parting with wads of hard-earned cash. 

Well, I was wrong. Online summits have sprung up and they are awesome! I have absolutely no hesitation or ambivalence about telling you about them.

Why?

Because they are full of information from experts that have the power to change your life. And they’re free.

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Paleo Recipe: Mango Ginger Coconut Ice Cream

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The zippy heat of ginger. Crunchy coconut. Cool, smooth mango puree. This  amazing ice cream recipe from Ancestral Chef Louise Hendon creates a complex, East Asian-inspired symphony of textures and flavors. Proof that there’s no need for excessive amounts of sweetener to make an outstanding dessert.
 
This is just one of nearly two dozen sublimely simple recipes from Louise’s new e-book, 30 Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes, available here on Amazon. It is also part of the Paleo Plan Primal Life Kit, a bundle of 46 ebooks, meal plans, online magazines and coupons, on sale this week only for $39. Last day is April 28th, so don’t miss out! Click here for more details

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Paleo Recipes: Frozen Chocolate Coffee Truffles

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Coconut, chocolate and coffee. The creamy threesome combine warm flavors with a touch of chill in this recipe to create a truly exquisite Paleo dessert. Another surprisingly simple recipe from Louise Hendon’s new e-book, 30-Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes: Simple Gluten-Free and Paleo Desserts for Improved Weight-Loss.  

Louise’s book is also part of the Paleo Plan Primal Life Kit, a bundle of ebooks, meal plans, online magazines and coupons, on sale this week only for $39. Click here for more details.

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3-Step Action Plan To Kick Sugar Cravings

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Nora wrote to me: 

Sugar addiction has always been an issue for me. I can go for days
without sugar, only to submit to cravings which turn into days of
bingeing. I don’t have any health problems but if I continue down this
road I think my luck will run out. Please advise.

Her message got me thinking. What would I advise her?

I have a long and sordid relationship history with sugar. Damaging and, at times, abusive it has been. I still work at resisting every day. And because it is so hard for me to look upon sugary foods with indifference (my ultimate goal), I’ve learned many things that have helped me and consider myself to be something of a sugar management expert.

 

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9 Sweet Strategies To Smash Your Sugar Cravings

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“If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.”  -Sun Tzu, Art of War

Of all the obstacles capable of derailing your dreams of a perfect paleo lifestyle, there’s one that (for many of us) looms far larger than the rest. You doubtless know it.

It jumps out at you when you’re least expecting, wiping out weeks of hard-won discipline in seconds, or relentlessly nibbling away at your resolve over hours or days, until you find yourself, zombie-like, not only breaking your paleo diet, but doing so uncontrollably and in shockingly obscene ways. (Half a gallon of Ben & Jerry’s, anyone?)

Yes, it’s that sugar demon at work. The Enemy.

The fight against sugar cravings is not a battle, it’s war. You’ve got become even more merciless about beating them down than they are about driving you insane . 

Just like real war, victory depends a lot on knowing both your enemy and yourself. 

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