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) […]

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety Without Drugs


This is a guest post that originally appeared on “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb Confession time: If I had to choose one personal health issue that I’d love to […]

Ask Laura: Should I Eat Natto?


Have a nutrition-related question for Laura? Ask it here! Q: I have seen warnings about soy and have been avoiding it. But I have also seen mention of Natto, a fermented soy, as a super food. Should Natto be avoided? Oh natto… you bizarre, slimy little superfood. With all the great research coming out about […]

My 5 Best Tips for Losing Weight on a Paleo Diet


It’s no secret that weight loss is one of the primary goals of people who switch to a Paleo diet. While some choose Paleo for the digestive and chronic disease benefits it provides, many others simply want to lose that stubborn 20, 30, or 50 (or more!) pounds that they’ve been unable to lose in […]

50 Shades of Grey Area Foods


There’s been a lot of chatter lately about what foods are and aren’t “Paleo”, with the latest issue being the appropriateness of legumes (see here, here, and here). While I use Paleo as a template for both my own diet and my clients’ diets, I don’t believe it’s necessary for most people to be strictly […]

Eating for Better Sleep: 5 Tips To Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep


In my opinion, the most important thing in promoting sleep for most people is trying to keep stress hormones down, which is a huge factor that prevents many people from getting to sleep and staying asleep. We already have so many environmental or lifestyle factors working against us when it comes to circadian and cortisol […]

How I Passed My RD Exam


I’m happy to announce that I passed my RD exam on Saturday! I can’t even explain how good it feels to be done. The test was surprisingly challenging, and I was disconcertingly nervous the entire time, but I passed with flying colors and now can officially call myself a Registered Dietitian. That feels great to […]

Balancing Estrogen With A Healthy Diet


A common issue for many women (and some men) is hormone imbalance, where hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone are too high, too low, or simply out of balance. Because of various dietary habits, medications, and environmental stressors, a common problem is for estrogen to be too high, which can lead to weight gain, acne, […]

Discovering Your Personal Paleo Code

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Chris Kresser has finally written a book, and it could very well be the last nutrition book you ever buy. Alright, that might be a stretch, since our knowledge about nutrition is always evolving and who knows what we’ll understand even a year from now. But as far as evidence- and experience-based recommendations go, Your […]