Mistakes People Make on a Paleo Diet & How to Change It


I would say, first and foremost that the biggest mistake I made and that most people make is increasing fruit intake when going Paleo. As Nora Gedgaudas so delightfully pointed out the other day: In the beginning of my #PaleoQuest, I used to be guilty of freebasing bananas via the fruit smoothie. Throw some coconut […]

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Benefits of Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years.   What is Ashwagandha? Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, and has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means “the […]

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Pepper’s Epic Paleo Adventures


Today is cooking day. BUT PEPPER, WHAT IS COOKING DAY? I set aside one day per week to prepare for the week ahead, to cook meats and things that take longer. I do this ahead of time so when I’m feeling bad, I can just reach in the fridge and have something pre-made that isn’t processed […]

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Do I Have a Thyroid Disease? How to Tell and What to Do About It

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Do you find yourself often wondering, “What the heck is wrong with me? Why am I so tired all the time no matter how much I rest?” Have you been told you have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I came across Chris Kresser’s website awhile back and I have to say that he really offers […]

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Bold, Beautiful Basil – Olive Basil Butter Recipe


    You only need three things to make bold, beautiful basil butter, plus something to put them on, such as Papadumms. Get a can of Lindsay Olives, the green ones that are pitted and come in water and sea salt and nothing else. Also, you’ll need about 4 ounces of melted butter, preferably butter […]

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19 Earth Friendly Chocolates

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Originally I heard of Rodale’s Farming Systems Trial while watching the documentary GMO-OMG. So when I heard that Rodale’s was going to be publishing a new magazine called Rodale’s Organic Life, I got all giddy and excited the way I do when new things cross my path that I’m passionate about. And organic farming/gardening is […]

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Benefits of Maca & NAC

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Today I placed an order for some supplements over at iHerb, which is fast becoming my favorite place to order from, simply because I get reward points and free shipping on orders over $20. I took my last dose of NAC today and with that, I remembered that I liked the Doctor’s Best brand of […]

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Paleo Honey Nut Berry Breakfast – Organic

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This recipe is one of the very first things I made after deciding to go Paleo back in 2012. I always need something quick and easy first thing in the morning. As much as I love bacon and eggs, sometimes I just don’t feel up to cooking before I’ve had my cup of Joe, yet, […]

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Lean Green Paleo Smoothies for Spring & Summer

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Spring is in full swing here along the Gulf Coast, and with the rising temperatures, it’s always nice to have a cool treat in hand. These green smoothies are healthy and packed full of nutrients and make great treats to serve your friends poolside. The Green Goddess Smoothie calls for spirulina, which is a blue-green […]

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Natural Highs

Nature Therapy

Here are a few healthy, natural ways to get a natural high by utilizing your bodies own endorphins. An Intro To Your Brain’s Opioid System The brain opioid systems are known to play an important role in motivation, emotion, attachment behaviour, the response to stress and pain, and the control of food intake (R). There are four […]

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