Enjoy Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables With Paleo Summer Foods

Are you ready to enjoy the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables while keeping to the paleo diet? Not a problem! This time of year, farmers’ markets and grocery stores are overflowing with fresh, organic, and often locally sourced produce. If you’re new to the paleo diet, then you may be feeling torn about wanting to enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables while wanting to stick with the protocol, but guess what? Nearly all fresh fruits and vegetables are paleo-friendly! Our Favorite Seasonal Summer Vegetables Bell Peppers Sweet, red bell peppers are a treat in the summer. Whether sliced up raw

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Sun Safety, Vitamin D, and Paleo

If you’re following an authentic, modern-day Paleo lifestyle, then you’re well aware that the lifestyle involves much more than what you’re eating. While mimicking what our ancestors ate (incidentally, we don’t even have to go as far back as our ancestors; let’s even take a cue from our grandparents) is indeed the foundation of creating a plan designed to achieve optimal health and performance, there are other aspects of our day to day regimen that are also important. You’re moving your body. You’re spending at least a little time with your feet on the bare earth and you’re allowing for

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Paleo Meal Prep for the Work Week

Eating a healthy diet can be difficult for anyone. Sugars, fats, and carbohydrates are all very tempting. Not to mention that if you have been raised on a traditional modern diet, then these foods may be what you are used to eating. What can make things even harder to stay committed is the difficulty of eating out or creating healthy, nutritional meals on the go. One fantastic solution is to prep your meals for the upcoming work week over the weekend, so you always have something to grab. Paleo Meal Instructions For the meals, you will want to utilize two

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Hold That Paleo Line: Checking Labels? Reading Health Blogs? Going Organic? That Doesn’t Mean You’re ORTHOREXIC

New Paleo dieters face heavy social and cultural resistance. Besides all the usual challenges, like giving up fast food, processed food, grains, legumes, dairy, sugars, seed oils and all the rest, they have to overcome a lifetime of media, academic, and government conditioning. This acculturation affects friends, family and acquaintances as well as the dieter. Input from this social sphere generally resists the perceived “drastic” steps Paleo dieters must take—even in the face of dramatic health and body composition improvements. Worse yet is the inconsistent reception new dieters get from the medical profession. Many physicians remain nonplussed and are often

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Benefits of Turmeric

        Turmeric is an increasingly popular spice in the health and wellness world. Over the past few years, it has been increasingly included in many recipes, due to its numerous potent (and highly beneficial) properties. If turmeric is foreign to you, you may unknowingly already be a little familiar with it – as it also gives curry its distinctive yellow color. Interestingly, turmeric itself is not what brings the health benefits associated with it – that would be curcumin. Indeed, only about 1/20th of turmeric is curcumin – meaning you can actually see even more health benefits, if you were

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Healthy Aging: Increased Awareness of Paleo Diet Implications for Alzheimer’s Is a MUST

The weight loss and short-term health gains experienced by many Paleo Diet devotees can obscure the diet’s longer-term positive health benefits. The greatest rewards for dedicated Paleo adherents may come well after the initial excitement wanes.  As they head into their 80s and 90s (and beyond), devotees have every reason to expect abnormally healthy “platinum years.” Sadly, they may watch their non-Paleo friends and family succumb over time to “normal” (and supposedly age-related) illnesses like: obesity and metabolic syndrome cancer diabetes heart disease stroke MS and Parkinson’s disease Alzheimer’s and other dementia Lengthy periods of morbidity and disability often precede

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Eggplant Lasagna Straight From the Summer Garden

Eggplant lasagna is a popular option for foodies who are also fans of the paleo lifestyle. You can find numerous recipe ideas out there. The twist on this recipe is it’s versatility. We stay truly paleo by avoiding store-bought tomato products and sticking with items that come directly from the Earth – as if you were a gatherer of long ago. Our recipe for eggplant lasagna does not have you buying marinara in a jar or canned tomatoes, but rather using that abundance of fresh tomatoes from your garden or that sack of tomatoes a friend brought over to share.

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Enjoy Summer’s Bounty the Paleo Way

When people hear the words “paleo diet,” misinformation abounds. Chief among the critiques is that those living a paleo lifestyle cannot enjoy fruits and vegetables because they contain too many carbohydrates. Of course, those who eat paleo know this couldn’t be further from the truth! Not only can followers of the paleo diet enjoy summer’s bounty, but because their diet isn’t laden with processed foods and heavy starches, they have more opportunities to fill their plates with it. And it couldn’t be easier! Here are a few tips to making use of the season’s produce while adhering to the paleo

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Staying on Track With the Paleo Diet While Traveling

As tempting as it might be to also take a vacation from your paleo lifestyle, one week of relaxed eating can morph into a slippery slope of less-than-ideal choices over the course of the summer. The paleo diet is a sustainable eating pattern for the long haul, whether you are at home or on the road. We have a few tips to help you stay on track while traveling this summer.   Follow the 85:15 Rule Routines go out the window when traveling, and it is best for your sanity and maximum enjoyment to be adaptable on vacation. Following the paleo diet 85

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Pan Seared Cod with Tomato Basil Sauce

Fresh, wild-caught cod fillets are a favorite at The Paleo Diet. The mild white meat of this ocean fish, conveys a delicate taste of Italy when cooked with this delicious sauce. Pair with fresh greens and a side of grapes for a delightful summer meal. Ingredients For the White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 large cloves (or 3 smaller cloves) garlic, finely minced 1-pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken stock) 1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon

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