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4 Valid Criticisms of the Paleo Diet

If 2013 was the year of paleo going mainstream, then it looks like 2014 may be the year the mainstream starts fighting back with criticisms of the paleo diet.  First, US News and World Report released its annual rankings of the best diets of the year with

1 Year Ago Today… My Journey to Healing Crohn’s Disease With Food

January 22 is like a second birthday for me. One year ago today, on January 22, 2013, I made the life-changing decision to take a shot at healing myself and managing Crohn’s disease through diet. I had read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall

My Real Food Heroes: Joel Salatin

My life was quite literally falling apart in the spring of 2007. I was newly married and very much in love, but our fairy tale life had become a nightmare after I underwent bowel surgery for Crohn’s disease. Instead of the simple recovery and return to normal

Book Review: Squeaky Clean Paleo

Are you new to paleo or doing a Whole30? Do you want to cut sugar cravings? Get your nutrition on track? Perhaps you are like me and have been doing paleo for a while but need a nutritional reset after indulging in treats more than you should

Gutsy’s Grab Bag – December, 2013

Most popular new recipes on the blog Double Trouble Paleo Chocolate Cookies (December 11, 2013) Christmas Morning Coffee Cake (December 3, 2013) Cranberry Coconut Paleo Treats (December 14, 2013) Not Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (December 4, 2013) Paleo “Peanut Butter” Cups (December 19, 2013) Sweet and Sour Paleo

30 Days of Gratitude – Wrapup

Every day this month I took time to reflect upon my life and note at least one thing for which I was grateful. I shared this moments of gratitude on my Facebook page and enjoyed seeing the same from others. For posterity sake, here is my complete

30 Days of Gratitude, Week 3

Seriously, where is November going! I can’t believe we are already 21 days into the month! Here are my day 16-21 moments of gratitude, as I posted them on the Facebook page… Day 16: I’m grateful for my education, including my degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

The Gluten Summit – Encore Day!

Today is encore day for the Gluten Summit, hosted by Dr. Tom O’Bryan. Eight of the most popular presentations from the previous eight days are available for you to watch for free for just 24 hours. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear some of the world’s

30 Days of Gratitude – Week 2

This has been such a good experience for me this month. I’ve been busy with work and other obligations, and had all the usual stress that entails, plus I’ve had my moments of getting frustrated with my restricted diet and a day where I didn’t feel very

AIP for Crohn’s Disease: What to eat when you aren’t feeling so hot

This post was supposed to be a 90-day update when I told you all about how good I was doing on the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP), reintroducing foods right and left, and keeping my Crohn’s disease totally in check. I even had the draft half written last
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