Is It Time To Try A Low-Carb Diet?


This post originally appeared at You can read the full article at his website. Recently, I wrote an article about the potential pitfalls of following an excessively low carb diet, and the symptoms to watch out for to know if you’d benefit from adding carbs back into your diet. While I repeatedly pointed out that […]

Do You Need To Eat More Carbs?


This is a preview of a guest post I’ve written for, and you can read the full article on his website. Carbohydrates, and the role they play in a healthy diet, are one of the most hotly contested nutritional debates in the world, both in conventional and ancestral health circles. One one side, you’ve got folks who […]

Is Your B-Complex Vitamin Doing More Harm Than Good?


I recently received a tweet from a reader named Savannah, who asked the following question: @AncestralizeMe do you recommend a specific brand of a B vitamin complex to take? — Savannah Smith (@savannahxolynn) August 14, 2014 I realized something that should be a simple question could actually be quite complex (no pun intended!) depending on […]

Great Times at the Raleigh Paleo Pop-Up Dinner


Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a Paleo “pop up” dinner at the Busy Bee Cafe in downtown Raleigh. I found out about the event as it was being planned by a friend of mine, David, who runs a super cool website called Get Offline. I use this site ALL THE TIME to help […]

The 5 Best Paleo and Ancestral Books That Everyone Should Read


As a Paleo and ancestral health blogger, I get loads of books in the mail for review. There are dozens of new books coming out every year, and while I love the fact that there are so many voices out there sharing the word about the benefits of a real food diet, I also believe […]

Guest Post: 5 Tips For Recovering From Post Birth Control Syndrome


This is a guest post I wrote for after having several female clients come to me with concerns over their irregular or absent menstrual cycle. It’s an important topic that needs to be discussed in the ancestral health community, especially with the prevalence of low carb diets being recommended universally! One of the downsides […]

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?

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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 […]