Is Your Diet Too Restrictive? Take This Quiz And Find Out!


I’ve written before about the dangers of blindly following an overly restrictive diet. While many people benefit from adhering to strict Paleo (at least for a short period of time), the truth is that most people out there will do far better on a less restrictive, flexible approach that is tailored to their individual needs. […]

Are Crickets The Next Big Paleo Craze?

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 8.23.23 AM

I ate a bug. More specifically, I ate a cricket. Well, probably a dozen crickets. And I didn’t gag, puke, or immediately regret my decision. You might be wondering how this is possible. Well, when crickets are mashed up with dates, chocolate, cayenne pepper, and other tasty ingredients, you don’t even realize that you’re eating […]

Dude, I think your guts are leaking…


Years ago, when I first heard the term “leaky gut”, I definitely imagined a belly full of holes. The term “leaky gut” definitely brings this image to mind, as silly as it is! I mean come on, your gut can’t really just start leaking like that, right? But if you have leaky gut, it’s no […]

3 Reasons You Should Get Your RD Degree, Even If You Can’t Stand Conventional Nutrition Advice


Hello Laura! Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites sent me in your direction because she feels you could give me some good guidance… Here is my dilemma: I have such a passion for nutrition! So much so that my husband has urged me for a long time to go back to college to become a Registered […]

5 Common Paleo Diet Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making


Making the switch from a standard American diet to a whole foods Paleo (primal, ancestral, whatever you call it) diet is usually a great first step to improving your health. Perhaps you lost some stubborn body fat when you first made the switch, or perhaps your annoying acne started to die down. You may have […]

5 More Ways To Manage Anxiety Without Drugs


This post originally appeared on, and is a follow up to the original post on treating anxiety naturally. “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to your life?” Christian Verse (Luke 12:25) Last week, I wrote about my top three ways to manage anxiety without drugs. I really enjoyed reading […]

Using A Homemade Blenderized Tube Feeding Diet: My Interview With Krisi Brackett


This interview originally appeared on Pediatric Feeding News, a website run by speech pathologist and feeding therapist Krisi Brackett. I had the pleasure of working briefly with Krisi during my internship period at UNC Children’s Hospital. 1. Most therapists are familiar with the idea of using a blenderized tube feeding diet. Could you briefly describe what […]

The Most Valuable Exercise Tool That Anyone Can Use


This is a guest post by Candice Briggs, a Health, Fitness & Lifestyle Coach based in Byron Bay, Australia. I always laugh when someone says to me, “Oh I was away and I wasn’t around a gym, so I didn’t do a work out”, or “I was house bound and couldn’t leave home” (insert excuse here) […]

Recipe: Cuban Stuffed Squash


This week, I was inspired to play around with some different plant foods than I normally eat. I’ve been doing my best to eat 20 different types of plant foods every week, which is a real challenge, but I’m slowly working my way up to that goal. I decided to pick up some ripe plantains […]