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I no longer update this blog but feel free to browse this site; there are tons of useful articles, recipes, and interviews. You can also download the report, The Ten Tragic Mistakes People Make When Going Paleo, peruse the resources list, learn what is paleo diet, and purchase the books, The Modern No-Nonsense Guide to CBD and Everyday Paleo Success Stories.

Finally, you can take a look at what I’m doing now, writing cozy mysteries, here.

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Loggr: My Favorite Free Health App

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If you’ve been reading for a while you’ll know that I am big on self-tracking.

I don’t believe in “one size fits all” and, as I always seem to be on the very edges of every bell curve, I don’t pay too much attention to advice resulting from research studies, either.

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Very Easy Vinaigrette

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This is a nice and simple vinaigrette recipe to set yourself up with yummy salads for the next week.

There are additional ideas for variations in the notes section.

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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.


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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