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Dairy, Revisited

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Dairy has already been covered in another article, but it’s such a constant bone of contention in the Paleo world that it’s worth revisiting. Some people avoid it like the plague; other people eat butter but not milk or yogurt; other people consider it one of the most nutritious foods…

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Fermented pickles

Eat This: Probiotic Foods

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Quick, spot the similarity: raw apple cider vinegar, yogurt, sauerkraut, and pickles. If you said “tangy,” you weren’t wrong, but they’re all tangy for the same reason: they’re all probiotic foods. And probiotic foods don’t just taste good; they’re also loaded with health benefits. So here’s an overview of why…

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Chicken drumsticks

Paleo, Meat, and the Environment

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“Sure, it might be healthy – but it’s unsustainable.” “Well, you might be losing weight, but you’re wrecking the planet.” “Paleo is selfish – it’s not sustainable to eat that much meat.” Sound familiar? It’s not something anyone likes to hear, but it’s an important issue to take on, because…

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Avocado

Eating for Healthy Skin

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“Skincare” isn’t just about what you smear on your face (although that matters too!). It’s also about what you put in your mouth. From dry skin to aging to acne, a surprising number of skin problems have at least something to do with your food. And even if there’s nothing…

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Salt

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

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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Fish and seafood on Paleo

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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Cheat day food

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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Raw fat for rendering

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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