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All About Epsom Salts

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Pop quiz for the Paleo pros: what supplement can soothe muscle cramps, build bone strength, gently alleviate constipation, calm down the most wound-up insomniac, and treat a common mineral deficiency all at the same time? The answer: magnesium! That’s a pretty impressive list of benefits just from one mineral. Unfortunately,…

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A Paleo Guide to Chocolate

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We all love to cheer every time there’s a new study out showing the health benefits of chocolate, but it’s a lot less exciting the next week when another study comes out showing exactly the opposite. And just skipping from headline to headline doesn’t give you the background knowledge to…

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Paleo Lunches in a Box

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We all know that lunches can get tricky on Paleo. With sandwiches being out of the question, it’s easy to start thinking that the options are very limited, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Using bento boxes makes it easy to pack fun, tasty and varied lunch options that…

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Pescetarian Paleo

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So, you’re not so thrilled about the whole “red meat” deal but still want to give Paleo a try? Great! Paleo doesn’t have to be about wrapping your steak in bacon; it’s perfectly possible to do Paleo as a pescetarian: someone who eats fish, eggs, and optionally dairy, but not…

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Should I Take a “Cheat Day”?

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Should you ever take a cheat day? It’s a question that seems to automatically raise everyone’s hackles. The anti-cheating camp will immediately proclaim that when you deliberately choose to eat something unhealthy, you’re only cheating yourself: sure, accidents might happen, but that’s no reason to make yourself less healthy on…

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Eat This: Animal Fat

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Coconut oil is fantastic, and olive oil richly deserves all its good press. But they’re not the only Paleo fat choices around! In fact, some of the best Paleo-friendly fats might be right under your nose: animal fats. Animal fat, of course, has a terrible reputation, but like all the…

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Eat This: Olive Oil

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It’s still a staple of the much-vaunted “Mediterranean Diet.” It’s the original “healthy fat.” And in this case, the goods actually live up to the hype: olive oil is an incredibly healthy food and deserves pride of place in your kitchen. This week, we’ll cover the potential health benefits of…

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Your Brain on Exercise

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It’s pretty clear that exercise is a Paleo issue just as much as food: in that classic stereotype of the couch potato lying in front of the TV eating Cheetos, the Cheetos are only half the problem. Our bodies are about as well-adapted to the sedentary lifestyle as they are…

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