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Staying Healthy When You’re Stuck Inside

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Some of the central features of a healthy lifestyle, such as sunlight, exercise, and connection with nature, are far easier to maintain when you can be outside, but things such as disagreeable weather and rigid work schedules can make that difficult. Although I don’t often have to deal with harsh winter weather in California, I’ve definitely gotten a taste of it over the past couple weeks while traveling for my book tour, so I thought… Read More

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling


As many of you know, I’m currently on a 16-city tour to promote my new book, Your Personal Paleo Code. I’m a little over a week in, and I have about two and a half weeks to go. Needless to say, the travel schedule is pretty hectic, but I’m happy to report that I’m feeling great and continuing to enjoy myself. (We’ll see how I feel at the end of January!) With an itinerary this… Read More

Up-and-Coming Medical Apps

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As our lives get more hectic and hyper-connected, people are becoming more acutely aware of the negative impact technology can have on our health. I’ve talked before about how the internet is rewiring our brains, and of course, there’s the sitting epidemic that goes hand-in-hand with technology use. Our dependence on technology also makes it more likely that we aren’t getting time outdoors or high-quality sleep. However, technology also has the potential to facilitate improvements… 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