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Posts from the ‘Paleo’ Category

5
Jun

Recipe: Paleo Eggs Benedict Over Tomatoes And Spinach

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I LOVE eggs benedict. And have to say I was a bit broken hearted when I discovered I had to avoid gluten and go Paleo! Not to fear! You can still have your lovely eggs benedict and be paleo. 

My favorite way to make paleo eggs benedict is with a large tomato slice, some salmon lox and a bed of spinach. Forget the gluten bomb underneath! I love the salty taste of the salmon lox rather than canadian bacon, but you can still use canadian bacon if you like. Then put some arugula or herb salad right in the middle of your benedict creation! You can still have eggs benedict and enjoy the satisfying flavor drowned in butter without feeling guilty.

This recipe is a great opportunity for you to learn how to make poached eggs. Leaving the yolks runny is the healthiest way to cook an egg. If the yolk is too cooked it damages the cholesterol in the yolk. Lightly poaching eggs is the healthiest way to eat an egg. But if you’re still too lazy to do that, then by all means, make your eggs over easy and smother them in Hollandaise. To each his own.

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4
Jun

The Modern Paleo Diet

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Paleo is short for Paleolithic. The Paleolithic era is the time period from about 2.6 million years ago to the beginning of the agricultural revolution, about 10,000 years ago, when we began cultivating grain and domesticating animals and milking them. This kind of diet is also referred to as Primal and Ancestral.

Loren Cordain was one of first proponents of this diet while doing research into what cavemen were eating. Dr. Cordain wrote the first book on Paleo, aptly named The Paleo Diet. He theorized that the diet the caveman were eating held a clue to what our bodies were evolutionarily designed to eat and that this could hold promise in resolving the world’s health and obesity crises.

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31
May

Recipe: Pan Seared Halibut

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This pan seared halibut with lemon dill butter sauce combines classic flavors making it a guaranteed palate pleaser. I wanted to share the french Buerre Blanc lemon dill sauce recipe with you because it really is very simple to make!

Halibut is rich in various nutrients such as selenium, magnesium, phosphorus potassium, vitamin B12, niacin, vitamin B6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids. 

Keep in mind, halibut has fallen victim to mercury contamination. I would consume this fish only on occasion. I think fish is a very healthy food, but you must be mindful of the current state of our oceans and fish. Large fish like halibut contain mercury, but are still okay to each on occasion in a Modern Paleo diet.

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31
May

Present Day Problems In Our Food Supply

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While the Paleo diet is a good foundation upon which to base your diet, variations in the diet must be made to accommodate the problems in our food supply and toxic modern world. Many foods that were once healthy in Paleo times are healthy no more. This is an important aspect of The Modern Paleo Diet.

Our diet must consider and account for changes in our environment due to contamination from industrial manufacturing, genetically modified foods, parasites, hybridization (breeding practices) of foods and many other issues. These problems did not exist during caveman times, but must be accounted for today.

Sadly, many healthy foods that nourished our ancestors are no longer healthy today. Fruit is bred to have too much sugar. Pork is full of parasites. Shellfish and most fish are so contaminated with heavy metals. Let’s explore which foods should be avoided or enjoyed in moderation due to modern problems in our food supply.

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22
May

Source Matters: A Paleo Guide To Buying Eggs And Poultry

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Read this before you buy eggs! This guide to buying eggs and poultry will cover how to determine the best sources of poultry products: Chickens, eggs and everything in between. Source matters!

Buying chicken and eggs can be quite the headache. Poultry products typically have some of the most mismarketed and deceiving labels of any animal products. When looking for animal based products, you want the diet of the animal to closely resemble what it would have eaten in the wild. Remember, you are what you eat¦ and whatever you eat ate!

Let’s discuss the different products that you’re likely to see when buying chicken and eggs…

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22
May

Butcher Box: Grass-Fed Vs Grain-Fed Beef

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For a moment, think of grass-fed cows as four-legged lawn mowers. This means instead of being cooped up in small spaces eating all day, they are always on the move, grazing in green pastures.

Exercise leads to more muscle tone and leaner cattle. And the resulting beef?  Well it’s chewier, contains less fat, is rich in heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, and the flavor is more varied than the typical grocery store cuts of beef that come from corn-raised cows.

Farmers first made the switch from grass to corn years ago because corn allows them to fatten up their cattle faster. But these animals are not healthy! And when we eat animals that are not healthy – we become unhealthy!

If you want to change the food industry, your body, and get healthy you have to make the commitment to stop eating factory farmed meat.

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21
May

Marilyn Monroe Is My Paleo Hero

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Even 50 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still hailed as a classic beauty. How did she maintain her figure? With the Paleo diet, of course! Recently, an interview with her was discovered in an old issue of Pageant magazine. In the interview, Marilyn talked about her diet and how she maintained her girlish figure that millions still swoon over today. The Marilyn Monroe Diet isn’t the prefect model of Paleo, but it runs pretty close!

Here’s what Monroe said a typical eating day looked like:

Breakfast: Warm milk with two raw eggs whipped into the whole mess.

Lunch: None.

Dinner: Steak, lamb or liver, which she would broil and eat with 4 or 5 raw carrots.

Evening snack: Hot fudge sundae.

Her diet certainly could have been more balanced! Pretty sure that meal plan isn’t one that would be recommended by most experts. It’s lacking in veggies. Those four or five carrots aren’t enough! Also, it sounds pretty icky. Eggs in milk? No lunch? Oh, Marilyn.

Following the fifty year anniversary of Marilyn’s death, this interview and interest in Marilyn’s diet and fitness regimen have been revisited many times – if only for the sheer entertainment of how unconventional her diet was! We know now that she may not have been too far off the mark in her health regimen. Results are results. Smart girl!

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4
Jun

Present Day Problems In Our Food Supply

While the Paleo diet is a good foundation upon which to base your diet, variations in the diet must be made to accommodate the problems in our food supply and toxic modern world. Many foods that were once… Read more »

31
May

#59 Dr. Terry Wahls On How To Heal Autoimmune Naturally

Dr. Terry Wahls talks to Wendy about how she and you can heal autoimmune disease naturally. Dr. Wahls reversed her MS using the Paleo diet, supplements and various therapies, including an infrared sauna.  Read more »

19
May

Green Goddess Dressing

What’s the difference between Green Goddess dressing and Green God dressing? Green Goddess dressing takes a lot longer to get ready. Here’s my take on San Francisco’s very own Green Goddess dressing.  Read more »