My Thoughts Archive

Autoimmune Disease: Balancing Conventional Medicine and a Paleo Diet

Last night I was honored to be part of a panel discussion on the topic of balancing conventional medical treatment of autoimmune disease with a paleo-based approach to diet. There are some great diet reviews at ehiprimarycare.com, you can find one that is right for you. Regular

Morning Glory Muffins from Everyday Grain Free Baking

Congratulations Chloe B. – You are the winner! When Kelly showed me the digital sample of her new book, Everyday Grain Free Baking, and I saw how many of the recipes were compliant with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) I knew that I definitely wanted to get my

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes from The Performance Paleo Cookbook

This recipe for Hasselback sweet potatoes is a special sneak preview from the soon-to-be-released The Performance Paleo Cookbook by Stephanie Gaudreau, the powerhouse blogger behind the highly successful Stupid Easy Paleo website. I made these as part of our New Year’s Eve dinner and they were the star

Oven Baked Pumpkin Spice Pancakes from 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts

I have been waiting for so long to share this recipe for paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) pumpkin spiced pancakes with you! Several months ago, my friend and fellow AIP blogger Eileen Laird invited me to participate in a collaborative effort to create a cookbook full of AIP recipes specifically

My Favorite Paleo Things of 2014

Calendars are just arbitrary ways of marking time, but the turning of one year into another makes one stop and reflect on the year past as well as looking ahead to the future. 2014 was a year of ups and downs for me personally – some of

How to Care For Yourself Even When You are Too Sick to Care

I recently had a bout with the flu and it reminded me of just how hard it really is to care for yourself when you feel so sick that you just don’t care. My acute illness is over – I’m actually grateful that I was really only

My Favorite Cookbooks for the Paleo Lifestyle 2014

The world of Paleo food is experiencing an embarrassment of riches right now. It seems like every day a new cookbook is released and each one is more professional, beautiful, exciting, and delicious than the last! There are books for paleo newbies and books for people following

AIP Teriyaki Sauce from Paleo Eats plus a GIVEAWAY!

I was recently trying to create a simple asian stir fry while cooking for the family on vacation and tried in vain to find a bottle of teriyaki sauce that was gluten free and not loaded with artificial junk and refined sugar. If only I had known then

Rosemary & Shallot Roasted Butternut Squash and a Review of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook

UPDATE: Congratulations Lori L., you are the winner! Check your email and reply to confirm your address… I find it hard to believe now, but for the longest time I thought I hated squash. One of the delightful side effects of going on a diet that restricted most

I’ll never be a Paleo Success Story (and why I’m OK with that)

If you are looking for a “Paleo Success Story,” you won’t find it here. If you’ve landed here because you Googled something about paleo and curing Crohn’s disease, then I am sorry to tell you that this post is going to disappoint you. I don’t have any before
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