Lab Tests You Should Ask Your Doctor For (Or Order Yourself)

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I am often asked by both clients and blog readers what general lab tests I recommend for tracking overall health, particularly when a person does not have any significant health issues they are trying to monitor. Sometimes it’s hard to know what tests are worth running to get a good sense of how your body […]

Help Me Get To Haiti!


*UPDATE* The trip in June was cancelled due to lack of adequate sign-ups, but fortunately there is another trip scheduled for November, so I’ll be participating in that trip instead. Thanks for all your support in my fundraising, now we just have to pray that the November trip doesn’t get cancelled as well! (I don’t […]

Hate Liver? Eat It Anyway With These Tips


I wish I could say I love liver. It’s an incredibly nutrient dense food that all of us should be eating on a weekly basis. And it’s definitely something that must be eaten on a balanced Paleo diet. Unfortunately, like many of my clients and readers, I don’t really care for it, and I usually […]

The Women’s Guide to Weight Loss (That I Wish I Wrote)


Weight loss for women is a tricky, touchy subject that I don’t often discuss on my blog for a variety of reasons. One is that there are dozens of different theories on the “best” way for women to lose weight, and the majority of those involve significant restriction, superhuman willpower, and motivation based on body […]

Drink Your Vegetables With Green Soup


One of my major nutrition “resolutions” for the new year is to eat more vegetables. It might surprise you that as an ancestral/Paleo dietitian, I often struggle to eat the quantity and variety of vegetables that I know I should. News flash – I’m human, just like you! Struggling to get enough vegetables in your […]

How to Finally Achieve Your Health Goals This Year


Making permanent changes to your diet, exercise routine, and overall lifestyle can be challenging. While many people are able to commit for a few weeks or months to a healthier way of life, sticking with those changes in the long term is often difficult. Maybe you’ve made some resolutions in the past that didn’t stick, […]

Recipe: Spiced Mulberry Cookies


I’m barely a recipe creator – let alone a baker – so when sent me a Paleo “holiday package” with coconut flour and dried mulberries and asked me if I’d like to create a recipe, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I very rarely make cookies and when I do, they’re using someone […]

100+ Recipes for Amazing Paleo and Primal Vegetables


I frequently have clients who say they hate vegetables. Hearing this can sometimes be challenging for me as a nutritionist, since not only are vegetables an incredibly important part of a healthy diet, but there’s also dozens of ways that veggies can be prepared to make them taste amazing! And I want my clients to […]

Will A Paleo Diet Make Your Bones Weak?


This is a preview of a guest article I wrote for The full article can be found here. One of the most common concerns of those starting a Paleo diet is that the diet is low in calcium. In fact, this is one of the biggest complaints from conventional medical professionals and dietitians: that […]

How To Shop At A Farmer’s Market: My Top 5 Tips

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Last Saturday, I took one of my clients (and she’s a friend from church!) on a trip to the Durham Farmers Market as a follow up to our initial appointment discussing her health concerns. During our first appointment, she expressed concern that she didn’t know where to buy food besides Whole Foods which was getting […]