Do You Need To Eat More Carbs?

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This is a preview of a guest post I’ve written for ChrisKresser.com, 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?

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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

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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

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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

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This is a guest post I wrote for ChrisKresser.com 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 […]

In Memory of Penny 1999-2014

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Last Thursday, I had to put my best friend of 15 years to sleep. I was incredibly fortunate that not only did my parents make the 8+ hour trip from New Jersey once they knew how sick she had become, but that I had an amazing vet (Dr. Eve at Harmony Animal Hospital) who was […]

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

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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…

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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

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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 […]