Health

Bras and Breast Cancer

I just finished reading a very interesting book a friend recommended called Dressed to Kill, The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. This book has been out for a few years, and I’m kind of shocked I am just learning about it now. But just as gluten free, Paleo, fat is good and the fact […]

Immunity Smoothie

Before Paleo, I had a smoothie almost every morning for breakfast.  Since Paleo, I’ve preferred a protein centric pastured egg breakfast with veggies and meat which carries me longer through the morning and is more waistline friendly.  Every once in a while though I have a hankering for the fruity, luxurious taste of a smoothie. […]

Epsom Salt Baths

We live in a high stress world and I embrace any opportunity to relax and decompress.  I have never been a bath person, always preferring the quickness of a shower.  My roommate many years ago could spend an hour in the bathtub, something I could never get myself to do.  I’d get in the water […]

A Healthier Younger Generation

Many of us become quite excited when we switch to a paleo lifestyle and experience big health benefits.  We often become “that guy” who wants to convert everyone we meet, and even more so with our families.  If we don’t completely alienate all of our non paleo friends first, we usually learn how to tone […]

Make Sleep a Priority

The Center for Disease Control has determined that insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic.  There is little debate anymore about the importance of sleep and there are numerous articles and studies discussing the subject.  Check out Mark Sisson’s Definitive Guide to Sleep and Robb Wolf’s Importance of a Good Night Sleep as well as […]

Enjoying Exercise

Whether or not it’s part of your weekly routine, everyone knows that exercise is good for you.  What’s the best form of exercise?  The one you do!  Seems simple enough – if you enjoy the exercise, most likely it will become a lifestyle habit. Good health is all about balance.  Eating non-inflammatory foods, exercising often, […]

Can You Be Too Old to Benefit from a Paleo Lifestyle?

People in their 60s, 70s and 80s often think they are “too old” to benefit from a lifestyle change.  Many feel getting old is just a natural process and at their age, it is what it is and chronic illnesses, doctor’s visits and prescriptions automatically become a part of life.  I disagree.  Mark Sisson disagrees […]

EWG’s 2014 Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen Produce Lists

Environmental Working Group recently released the 2014 Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce.  The list highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally raised fruits and vegetables in terms of pesticide residue.  For a $10 donation to EWG you can get a handy Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce laminated tag to take along […]

Beverages

I don’t drink most of what is produced by the multi-billion dollar beverage industry which includes soft drinks, flavored bottled water, energy drinks, sports drinks, milk products, coffee and tea based drinks, nutritional drinks, and various alcohol products.  This ever increasing array of beverages is mostly loaded with sugar or contain aspartame, sucralose, or excessive […]

Vitamins, Supplements and Naturopathic Doctors

The question of whether we need vitamins and supplements, and how effective they really are, is often a hotly debated issue.  Theoretically we should be able to get all the nutrients we need from the foods we eat.  However, even those on a paleo, primal or other healthy non-Standard American Diet who are eating whole […]