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5 Paleo Foods and Supplements for Hormone Health

When it comes to hormone health, it’s easy to get caught up worrying about foods to avoid. Depending on who...

Paleo for Vegetarians

Hypertension, Obesity, and Gout: How One Ancient Genetic Adaptation Fails in the Modern Food Environment, and How to Deal With It

Picture life as a hunter-gatherer. It’s late fall and the leaves are almost gone. The wind at night is starting...

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What’s Actually Bad About “Processed Food?” 4 Reasons Industrial Food Processing Damages your Health

Most of us would probably agree that “processed food” is bad: in nutritional science, that’s kind of a gimme. But...

Junk food

Escaping the Emotional Eating Trap: A Paleo Approach

Soothing the pain of a breakup with a pint of ice cream. Filling the unbearable ache of loneliness with take-out...

Pills

4 Reasons Paleo Beats Weight-Loss Drugs

Weight loss in a pill: it’s a tempting promise, and not just because it’s easier than dieting. Imagine what we...

Balancing exercise with life

Exercise Motivation: How an Anti-Inflammatory Paleo Diet Changes the Game

We all have days when we struggle to get to the gym. But some people are usually motivated and enthusiastic...

Blood pressure

5 Ways Paleo Helps Reduce Blood Pressure Without Restricting Salt

About 1 in 3 people in the US have high blood pressure, and the numbers aren’t that much better in...

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How Paleo Helps Prevent Weight Gain

Weight loss is one thing. Preventing weight regain after weight loss is another thing – and if that’s your concern,...

The meaning of health

5 Key Paleo Eating Patterns for Better Overall Quality of Life

Health is more than just numbers. Cholesterol and blood pressure measurements are nice, but in the real world, most people...

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The Science of Paleo Grocery Shopping: Research that Helps you Save Money and Resist Buying Junk

We’ve covered some tips for saving time with Paleo grocery shopping here, but in this post, the focus is more...

Paleo fats

The 5 Types of Fat Every Paleo Eater Should Know

Eating the right kind of fat, in the right amount, is a key part of Paleo. Paleo isn’t about cramming...

The meaning of health

Optimizing Your Paleo Diet with Heart Rate Variability

The following is a guest post from Elite HRV, a top-rated HRV mobile app that was created by a small...

Weight loss for women

4 Ways Paleo Helps Reprogram Fat Cells for Easier Weight Loss

It can be tempting to think of fat cells as inactive energy storage units, kind of like batteries for people....

Nuts

A Different Way to Think About Nuts: Getting Past the Nutrient Focus

Outside of white potatoes, nuts might be some of the most hotly-disputed foods in the Paleo world. Depending on who...

Weight loss for women

5 Common Health Problems that Improve with Surprisingly Little Weight Loss

Dramatic stories about massive weight loss are inspiring to read, and a lot of people who start Paleo have very...

Food policy

How to Evaluate “Paleo Cookies,” “Paleo Bacon,” and other Paleo-Labeled Foods in the Grocery Store: Learning from the Low-Fat Craze

Even Paleo eaters can learn a thing or two from the low-fat craze. In this case, it’s a lesson about...

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5 Travel-Friendly Paleo Breakfasts for All-Morning Energy

The Science of an Energizing Breakfast There’s a lot of confusion about exactly what makes for a “good” breakfast, but...

red meat and fat

5 Reasons to Relax About Associations Between Red Meat and Disease

Every few months there’s a new study finding that red meat (or saturated fat, cholesterol, animal protein, or some other...

Weight

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...

Building a Paleo meal

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...

Willpower

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...