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Giveaway: Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods

Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods - book jacket

Most of us don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen on a regular basis, so having easily prepared go-to Paleo recipes is a key factor to sustaining a Paleo lifestyle. This is why I created the Meal Plan Generator, an app which  produces personalized Paleo meal plans based on your particular needs. (The Meal Plan Generator is currently a component of the Personal Paleo Launchpad, but will be available on it’s own very soon.)… Read More

How to Prevent Kidney Stones Naturally


This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for You can learn more about Laura by checking out her blog or visiting her on Facebook. Anyone who’s had a kidney stone will tell you that they’re one of the worst medical problems you can ever experience. Kidney stones are a common and painful chronic condition seen in otherwise “healthy” patients, and one of the most… Read More

Health Lessons from International Cuisines: The Nordic Countries


The Nordic countries (including Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland) are well known for having some of the healthiest and happiest populations in the world. Sweden consistently maintains one of the world’s highest life expectancies, and Forbes, Bloomberg, and others have featured all five countries on lists of ‘the world’s healthiest countries.’ Many have attributed their good health to the Nordic diet. As with most of the countries we’ve talked about so far, the Nordic… Read More

Health Lessons from International Cuisines: Africa


Most researchers agree that early Paleolithic humans lived in Africa. It has even been suggested that the bulk of our evolution as homo sapiens occurred in Africa, where our biological needs for certain nutrients such as omega-3 fats, vitamins A and D, and minerals like iron and zinc were established. Ironically, however, the ‘traditional African diet’ I’m examining today is about as far from what we could call a ‘Paleo diet’ as you can get.… Read More

Meet My Ranchers: Freestone Ranch


I’ve written previously about the importance of choosing locally raised animal products whenever possible. It’s better for your health, for the animals, for local economies, and for the planet. My family buys a quarter of beef and side of pork every 6-9 months from Freestone Ranch, a sustainable ranching operation about an hour and fifteen minutes north of San Francisco. Their beef and pork are far superior to anything we ever bought in the store… Read More

Does Dairy Cause Osteoporosis?


I do a lot of myth-busting around here, and it’s usually conventional wisdom that crumbles in the face of scientific evidence. But this time I’m actually siding with conventional wisdom, and busting a myth that’s common in the alternative health community. I addressed this topic in-depth on a recent podcast, but it’s such a common question that I decided to write an article on it for easy reference. The myth in question is the idea… Read More