Elusive Sleep And How To Get Some

In the Paleo and Primal community, quality sleep is one of the key tenets of a healthy lifestyle but for parents of small children getting a solid eight hours can seem like an impossible goal. It is quite typical for a young family to be comprised of multiple children ranging in age from newborn to 6-8 years old.

While sleep is important for adults for multiple reasons ranging from hormone and neurotransmitter production to detoxification which happen while ...

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Functional Food Friday: Paleo Chunky Chili

It seems like Memorial Day is a day when there are many Chili cook offs around the nation so we thought today would be a good day to share our favorite Chili. Chili comes in many styles and flavors influenced by various regions and with specific differences that identify it as Mexican Chili Con Carne, Texas Chili or some other variant. rhe core starting point is always slowly braised hunks of meat. With some quality ingredients and a ...

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Functional Food Friday: Banana Almond ‘Ice-Cream’

Today on Functional Food Friday we’re going to have a little fun! We’re sharing a quick and delicious ‘treat’ that is sugar-free and dairy-free and fits a Paleo or Primal eating plan.

When you clean up your diet in order to lose weight, improve performance or heal from a condition it is best to eliminate the typical go-to sweet treats or desserts all of which will be sugar-laden or high in refined carbohydrates. These are bad news and will derail your ...

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Functional Food Friday: Durban Curry

This week Friday’s Food is definitely functional. The folks from Authentic Human, Gavin and Candice are bringing us Durban Curry. Gavin is going to show us how to make Durban Curry and Candice tells us why curry is a super-functional food.

Gavin grew up in Durban, which is a city on the East coast of South Africa. The area has a large Indian population which has influenced the local culinary tastes so that fragrant and flavorful spices feature heavily in the ...

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The Three Rules of Real, Healthy Food

So, in a nutshell – eat real, healthy food! It’s really that simple. Eating real, healthy food with help you achieve health, happiness and longevity.

While it really is that simple, maybe you are not entirely certain what is considered real food or what would be considered healthy food.

First Rule of Real, Healthy Food: Nutrient Density

Think of every meal or snack you eat as an opportunity to provide raw materials for your body. Choose foods that are rich in nutrients from ...

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Functional Food Friday: Country Style Omelet [Video]

Our latest edition of Functional Food Friday over at Functional Patterns is all about eggs. Gavin shows you how to make an easy and versatile country style omelet and Candice gives us the scoop on why we should be eating more eggs – and especially the yolks!

If you’re eating egg white omelets please stop immediately! The best ...

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Weight Loss – It’s Not A Numbers Game

Weight loss has always been a numbers game, the number on the scale going up or down, calories in vs calories out, your BMI, your body fat percentage – all numbers. Even the term weight loss directly implies changing the number on the scale from a higher one to a lower one. We need to change the paradigm – we need to stop talking about weight loss and come up with another way of thinking about changing our ...

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Holy Guacamole! Delicious and Nutritious!

We love guacamole at the Stone Household. Eating nutrient dense foods is one of the healthiest ways to ensure your body has all the raw materials it needs. Nutrient density is a measure of the amount of nutrients a food contains in comparison to the number of calories. Many of the foods advertized today as being low calories are also dismally low on the nutrient density scale! Fortunately nature provides us with a wealth of fresh, natural, wholesome foods packed ...

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10 Tips For Your Grocery Store Trip

When you adopt a new way of eating that excludes packaged and processed foods and incorporates more nutrient dense whole foods, going to the grocery store can become a challenge. In fact, if you are trying to adopt clean eating you may not even be able to shop at your old grocery store if they do not carry organic products and will be heading off into completely unknown territory when you start shopping at a natural grocery or whole foods ...

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