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5 Reasons to Enjoy Amazing Asparagus

5 Reasons to Enjoy Amazing Asparagus

  When I was a child, my mother served canned asparagus, which was vile. As a result, for many years I steered clear of this particular vegetable. Fortunately, I was lucky to discover that fresh asparagus is much better than canned. It is a vegetable with some amazing health benefits. Asparagus has been used as a […]

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Is Whey OK?

Is Whey OK?

I get a lot of questions from patients pursuing a Paleo Lifestyle if supplementing with Whey protein is okay.  The Paleo Lifestyle is about eating minimally processed food, reducing stress, minimizing exposure to toxic chemicals and moving your body in functional ways.   Mark Sisson states that whey protein falls into the 80/20 category: it […]

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Overtraining Syndrome and Paleo – Part 1

Overtraining Syndrome and Paleo – Part 1

This is a two-part blog; in Part 1 I will discuss the physiological and psychological effects of Overtraining Syndrome (OTS) and Part 2 will review how you can use the Paleo Lifestyle to prevent and treat Overtraining Syndrome. Overreaching vs. Overtraining When an athlete, (professional or amateur) is training for an event, a certain amount […]

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7 Ways to Help Regulate Your Appetite

7 Ways to Help Regulate Your Appetite

Eating can be defined as an instinctive response to the sensation of hunger. If we assume this definition, then, logically, we would only eat when we were hungry, and we would stop once we felt full. For many of us, this is not the case. The argument can be made that in the U.S. it […]

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Healthy Kids and Chicken Nuggets; can you have both?

Healthy Kids and Chicken Nuggets; can you have both?

As a Paleo-oriented physician, I just want to say that I hate Chicken Nuggets! Those disgusting pieces of leftover chicken parts mashed together, covered with nutritionally devoid wheat flour and fried in cheap hydrogenated oils. Yuck!   Many parents tell me that is the only type of meat they can get their children to eat. […]

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Promoting Paleo to Kids: Don’t Let SAD Marketers Win

Promoting Paleo to Kids: Don’t Let SAD Marketers Win

As a Paleo parent, the task can sometimes seem daunting, but the effort you put into teaching your children about good nutrition can pay off with huge dividends. The Journal of the American Medical Association : Pediatrics published an article in January revealing the extensive food marketing targeted at children that takes place in schools. […]

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Starfruits and Sustainability: Paleo in Your Own Back Yard

Starfruits and Sustainability: Paleo in Your Own Back Yard

One of the criticisms levied against a Paleo diet is that it is a non-sustainable, elitist diet. It is the diet of the venture capitalist or the stay at home soccer mom who gets into his or her SUV after Crossfit class to drive 30 minutes to Whole Foods to buy $45.00/lb. Bison Tenderloin. Not […]

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Dr. Deb’s Perfectly Paleo Turkey Meatballs With BBQ Sauce

Dr. Deb’s Perfectly Paleo Turkey Meatballs With BBQ Sauce

Meatballs: Yields  16 meatballs  about 1.5 oz each 1 ½ lbs organic ground turkey breast 1 cup almond flour 2 organic eggs 1 medium yellow onion grated 1 cup of grated carrots ¼ tsp of sea salt ¼ tsp of black pepper 5 cloves garlic minced   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine and mix […]

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Intermittent Fasting: Part of the Paleo Lifestyle

Intermittent Fasting: Part of the Paleo Lifestyle

It goes by many different names: “Intermittent Fasting”, “Alternate Day Calorie Restriction”, “The 5:2 Plan”, etc., but it all boils down to this: one, two, or three times a week, you have a fasting or very low calorie day (VLCD < 500 kcal).  The overall caloric intake isn’t necessarily reduced, the frequency of food consumption […]

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5 New Foods to Avoid This Holiday Season

5 New Foods to Avoid This Holiday Season

During the holidays it may be tempting to pull some new foods that catch your eye off the supermarket shelves.  Food manufacturers are increasingly savvy when it comes to branding and marketing geared towards the health conscious consumer, but don’t be pulled-in by the hype. Read labels carefully, including the ingredient list, so you won’t […]

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