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  It’s been about 4 years since I embarked on my CrossFit journey. I found CrossFit through my Paleo lifestyle research several years ago. What’s interesting is most people I know find Paleo through CrossFit rather than the other way around. I found Paleo through a passionate search for health and through my research I […]


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    As a gym owner and health coach I have learned that we have made looking and feeling amazing far more complicated than it really is. We have built an entire industry out of losing weight to the tune of over $60 billion in 2014 which is down from the year before due to […]


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  Have you ever experienced the frustration of doing everything you thought was necessary to lose weight or “get ripped” or “lean out” or (insert your favorite term here)? I ask this question knowing the answer is yes for 95% of you. It’s certainly yes for me and everyone I know. Your body is a […]


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The Trouble with Grains.

  Why no Grains? I can’t give up my bread, or cereal, or pasta, or (insert grain of choice here). I get it. We all grew up eating pancakes, sandwiches, muffins, cookies. I grew up with an Italian father…..pasta! As a matter of fact, just the other day he said, “If I have to give […]


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  It is my belief that there is no 1 diet that is right for everyone. We are all unique snowflakes and thus we all have genetic predispositions that differ from each other. Some of us store fat easier than others. Some of us have food intolerances while others do not. Some of us will […]


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    A Few Facts:   A high sugar/carbohydrate diet leads to high levels of blood glucose and a corresponding high level of insulin production. A high level of insulin in the blood often leads to an ongoing cycle of fat storage. It also exhausts our “fight or flight” stress response and can lead to […]


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  When I first started down this path of nutrition-based wellness, my first several posts were pretty much rants. Just sort of hollering as loud as my keyboard would let me about the horrible state of health affairs our current society. I spent a lot of time ranting about the politics of the governmental bodies […]


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  Now that I’ve been eating Paleo for about 5 years now and blogging for about 3 I get asked a lot of questions. I get asked for nutrition advice or if a certain food product is healthy. The good news is I love talking about this stuff! It lights me up! I finally made […]


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  It’s that time of year. Lights are twinkling, merry music is playing, its getting colder and many start planning their New Years resolution. If part or all of that resolution for you is related to improving your diet, getting in shape or any variation of the two then this post is for you. Here […]


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Paleo By Any Other Name……

    Sometimes I wish the Paleo Diet was called something else. I for one identify with the term. I understand its relevance and appreciate the spirit in which it is named. But many naysayers use the name itself as a reason to bash it, ridicule it and dismiss it as a fad without ever […]


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