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  This is a long overdue post. I have posted about the evils of grains, the benefits of the right fats, the wrongs of fast and processed foods, and much more, but dairy is one that I have shied away from, because I am conflicted on my stance here. From a theoretical point of view […]


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The Paleo Roadtrip

I just returned from a 4 day trip to the middle of Ohio for my son’s baseball tournament. To paint the picture for you, we were staying at a Quality Inn Motel along Highway 75 due to its central location to all the ball fields we would be playing on. The idea was to keep […]


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Sugar….you sweet, sweet poison.

  Poison? That’s right poison. Don’t you think you are being a little over dramatic Laura? No, I’m not. But, people have been eating sugar or some version of it since life has been on earth. Sugar, in the form of glucose is necessary for life for goodness sake! For the record, sugar is the […]


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  The argument against supplementation by some is that if you are eating a well-rounded healthy diet you should be getting all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need from whole foods. Cavemen didn’t take vitamin supplements, they ate food!! Real Food! However the quality of the food available to our earliest ancestors was vastly […]


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As more and more people learn about my lifestyle change to Paleo, this inevitably leads to many questions. Typically, they ask questions about what I eat, what I don’t eat, why or why not and what do I do under certain circumstances etc. It’s as though eating Paleo is this complicated new-fangled concept. It makes […]


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Some of you may or may not be aware of the fact that I am participating in the Susan G Komen 3 Day Walk for breast cancer this year. It is a 60 mile walk over 3 days! You read that right, 60 miles! Believe it or not, even though we are just walking, it requires […]


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Top 10 Virtues of Coconut Oil


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Coconut Oil has become my new fat of choice since going Paleo. While I still love butter and olive oil, there are reasons why coconut oil has recently surpassed them both. Gasp! Say it isn’t so! It’s true! Butter can burn and turn brown and olive oil really should be used on salads etc. rather than in […]


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My last post was about insulin resistance. Intriguing……I know! At least I found the topic intriguing, but that is why I write about this stuff. Often people who realize they are insulin resistant are also leptin resistant. Leptin resistant? You mean they are resistant to tea bags or something? No, that is Lipton! Leptin is […]


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Top 10 signs of Insulin Resistance   Do you have any of the following symptoms or concerns? Fatigue: Not the everyday, run of the mill fatigue because you’re not getting enough sleep, but chronic can’t seem to get your energy back kind of fatigue. (Yep, this was me!) Brain Fogginess: This one was me for […]


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One of the most common questions I get is about organics. I understand the apprehension regarding the extra cost of organics especially in economic times like these. I get questions like, are they worth the extra cost? If I have to prioritize for budget reasons, what are the most important foods to buy organic? Let’s […]


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