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How Exercise Makes you a Better Fat Burner

If you’ve ever used a treadmill, you’re probably familiar with the “fat-burning zone:” it’s a range of heart rates, and...

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5 Paleo Meals that Beat Whole Grains at their Own Game

One of the big claims of conventional nutrition advice is that whole grains are “superfoods” incredibly high in various nutrients...

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The Science of Refeeds or Planned “Cheat Days” for Weight Loss

It’s a popular strategy for weight loss: every week (or every two weeks, in some plans), take a “cheat day”...

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5 Research-Backed “Medicinal Foods” For Cardiovascular Health

The Greek physician Hippocrates famously said to “let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” Of...

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What Makes a “Healthy” Gut Biome? Gut Bacterial Diversity and how to get it.

The gut microbiome – the collection of friendly bacteria that live in our intestines – is a huge factor in...

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5 Paleo Diet and Lifestyle Strategies to Prevent and Minimize Cravings

On the list of reasons why people struggle with Paleo, cravings for junk food have got to be in the...

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Falling Asleep at your Desk? It Might be the Inflammation Talking

We’ve all been there: struggling to stay awake after lunch or nodding off at 3:30 even after a full night...

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6 Non-Paleo Ingredients that Might be Hiding in your Trail Mix

Trail mix is a great snack, and it’s often one of the few Paleo options in a gas station or...

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Metabolic Endotoxemia: One Link Between Gut Problems and Chronic Disease

If you’ve been eating Paleo for a while, you probably know that gut problems and inflammation are involved in weight gain, diabetes,...

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5 Common Hair and Skin Issues with More Serious Metabolic Roots

Cosmetic issues with skin health and hair loss can certainly be embarrassing, but most of the time we assume they’re...

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Calorie Restriction for Life Extension: What Are the Alternatives?

It’s been known for a while that 20-40% calorie restriction is a pretty great way to extend the lifespan of...

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How Animal Foods Help Prevent DNA Damage

Fruits and vegetables get all the good press for preventing chronic disease, but animal foods also provide valuable nutrients that...

Paleo Questions

4 Paleo Tips to Escape Common Beginner Traps

It’s natural to be a little nervous when you’re thinking about starting Paleo – and it’s also completely normal to...

Dairy and Paleo

4 Reasons to Make your Dairy Fermented (If you eat it)

Dairy isn’t right for everyone. If you don’t tolerate dairy for whatever reason (lactose intolerance, milk allergy, you hate the...

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The Science of “Turning Carbs to Fat:” De Novo Lipogenesis and How it Works

One of the common justifications for eating a low-carb diet is that the human body has a limited ability to...

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4 Practical Strategies for Hunger-Based Eating

“Eat when you’re hungry” is classic advice for a reason. Your body is a much more finely-tuned instrument than a...

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The Dangers of a “Normal” Sugar Intake

It’s “normal” in the United States (and most other industrialized countries) to consume an enormous amount of nutrient-free sugar. In...

Meal planning

Alternate-Day Fasting and One-Day Fasts: Benefits and Research

When it comes to eating schedules, humans are built for flexibility. It’s a complete myth that people “need” to eat...

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5 Health Problems that Might Respond to FODMAPs Elimination

The typical view of a good diet is “the more fiber, the better.” Pile on the psyllium husk and oat...

Beat cravings

Diet, Memory, and Attention: 3 Strategies for Getting your Mind off Junk Food

Have you ever been trying to resist some kind of junk food, but you just couldn’t stop your mind from...

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The Benefits of Strength Training for Weight Loss

Cardio is typically praised as the king of exercises for weight loss, but there’s actually good evidence for strength training...

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Paleo and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paleo has gotten a lot of good press for treating autoimmune disease – and rheumatoid arthritis is the most common...

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Dietary Fat and Satiety: The Paleo Context

If a food is satiating, that means it makes you feel full. One of the big premises of Paleo is...

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5 Reasons Why Optimal Carb Intake Varies

What’s the optimal amount of carbs to eat? It’s tempting to look for one single answer, whether it’s “150 grams,”...




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