Holistic Health Talk

How Low-Carb Should You Go?

posted on April 12th, 2014 ·

I received the following question from a site visitor that makes a great topic for discussion on how many carbohydrates we should consume. This is an area that is quite confusing for many people, so let’s try and clear things up. (more…)

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Sugar-Free and Paleo Bonbons

posted on April 5th, 2014 ·

Coconut butter can be used to make a wide variety of healthy and scrumptious candy-like treats that I am calling Bonbons for lack of a better word, which can be used on any holiday like Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, birthday parties or any other occasion. (more…)

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Excuses and Priorities

posted on March 29th, 2014 ·

Sometimes people object to eating organic, grass-fed, free-range or Paleo and to living environmentally friendly, because it is too expensive, it is too hard, it is too time consuming, it is inconvenient, they don’t have any support, etc., etc. Other complaints that I hear are that you can’t eat healthy if you’re living in the real world, or if you have a family, a real job, or what’s the point because we are surrounded by toxins anyhow. The list of excuses can go on and on. (more…)

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What is Ketosis and Is it Dangerous?

posted on March 21st, 2014 ·

Another concern that comes up for some people when I talk about following a very low carb Paleo diet is whether ketosis, ketones or a ketogenic diet are dangerous. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation and confusion on this topic that gets passed around and results in an unsubstantiated negative perception and needless fear. (more…)

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What Does it Mean if You are Craving Fat?

posted on March 7th, 2014 ·

There may be a variety of explanations as to why someone may be craving fat that are not easy to sort out. Unlike sugar, grains, and carbs, which should just be eliminated from the diet to overcome cravings, that is not usually the case when it comes to fat. (more…)

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Stay on Track to Get to the Other Side

posted on February 28th, 2014 ·

One of the biggest mistakes people make that derails them from success when trying to transition to the Paleo diet is that they listen to too many voices at the same time. As you know, there are thousands of different opinions about what constitutes a healthy diet, most of which are filled with lies, half-truths and misinformation and result in degradation of mental and physical health.

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Easy Zucchini Soup

posted on February 21st, 2014 ·

One of the greatest aspects about this zucchini soup is that it can be eaten warm, which is great on a cold winter’s day; but it is equally delicious cold, which is fantastic on a hot summer’s day. I like to have my first bowl warm and then eat the leftovers cold, regardless of what time of year it is. (more…)

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How to Remain Committed to a Sugar-Free Diet on Valentine’s Day

posted on February 12th, 2014 ·

Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day is intricately connected with the indulgence of sugar, chocolate and alcohol, three of the most destructive substances one can consume, especially when they are trying to overcome many health conditions like sugar and carb addiction, compulsive overeating, depression, anxiety disorders, adrenal fatigue, Candida overgrowth or other microbial infections, autoimmune disorders, leaky gut, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, and much more. (more…)

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Dairy: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

posted on February 7th, 2014 ·

Strictly speaking, dairy is not a component of the Paleolithic diet (the diet I promote), but you will find that many Paleo people embrace butter, ghee, cream and full-fat yogurt. Some people include raw milk and cheese as well. However, there is great disagreement in all dietary approaches about whether dairy should really be consumed or not for a variety of reasons which we will now discuss. (more…)

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Does Meat Really Make Your Body Acidic?

posted on January 20th, 2014 ·

When I tell people who are new to the Paleo diet that they should be eating more meat and less carbohydrates, one of the objections I hear most often is this, “but isn’t meat acidic?”, or, “won’t that make my pH too acidic?” pH is one of those topics that is surrounded by so much mass confusion and contradiction, even within health practitioners themselves, that it can make your head spin. So let’s try and set the record straight. (more…)

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