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Microbiome - The Connection Between Diet, Disease, and Your Gut

Microbiome: The Connection Between Diet, Disease, and Your Gut

Did you know there’s a direct connection between the bacteria that live in your gut, your lifestyle, and your risk of developing chronic diseases? Lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise can change the makeup of your gut’s microbiome. Understanding the relationship between these variables and the bacterial composition of your intestines can help you […]

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Legumes provide low nutritional value

What Are Antinutrients? – A Science-Based Review

Antinutrients are a controversial topic among the healthy-eating community, and particularly in the Paleo world. But what exactly are antinutrients? Why are they such a controversial topic? And are they bad for your health? In this article, we’ll explore the science behind those so-called enzyme inhibitors, and I’ll provide clear answers to the most common […]

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The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, such as Sucralose (Splenda) aren’t as healthy as you might have thought and can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Wild Zora Meat Bars Review

Wild Zora Review – The Best Paleo Meat Snacks

Review of Wild Zora Meat & Veggie bars, soups, and teas from the perspective of a frequent traveler and Paleo enthusiast.

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Make the right choices, even when eating out

Healthy Eating – The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about Healthy Eating in one comprehensive article with links to additional information and scientific research.

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performance labs - whole-food multi

Do we need Vitamin and Mineral Supplements?

The human body requires vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. That’s why humans evolved on a diet that supplies those essential micronutrients. Yet, 68% of Americans take vitamin supplements. Arguably, because they think multivitamin supplements have health benefits or reduce the risk of illnesses, such as heart disease. Additionally, some people believe that they can’t […]

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Ample vs. Bear - Keto Meal Shakes

Ample vs. Bear Keto Meal Replacement Comparison

In-depth comparison of Ample K vs. Bear Power Foods. Both are popular Keto Meal Replacement shakes that appear similar but have significant differences.

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WHOOP strap - Heart Rate Monitor 1200px

WHOOP Strap Review & Comparison to Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been my primary workout companion for the past few years until a friend recommended me to try out the WHOOP Strap 2.0 – a new fitness tracker that is different than anything I have seen before. WHOOP gives you insight into exercise performance, recovery, rest, and sleep in a way that […]

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Naked Meal Review

Naked Meal Review – Premium Meal Replacement Powder

Review of Naked Meal, a new keto-friendly meal replacement powder from Naked Nutrition. While it has only 150 calories, it’s an excellent base for a shake.

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Diet-To-Go Review

Diet-To-Go Review – A Common Sense Approach to Healthy Eating

Diet-To-Go is a meal delivery service with a middle-of-the-road approach to healthy living. They offer various meals plans, including Keto and Vegetarian.

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Fresh n Lean - Meal Prep Service

Fresh n’ Lean Review – My Experience with this Meal Prep Delivery Service

Fresh ‘n Lean is a meal prep delivery service that has received a lot of mixed reviews. I had a chance to try their Paleo meals and truly enjoyed them.

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Freshly Meals reheated

Freshly Review – Healthy Meal Delivery with Caveats

Freshly is a New York-based subscription meal service that has the mission to make eating convenient, healthy, delicious, and sustainable.

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Ample Foods Crowdfunding Campaign

Ample Foods Crowdfunding Campaign – Should you invest?

Ample Foods launched a crowdfunding campaign to allow its fans to buy equity via Crowd SAFE securities. But should you become an “angel” investor?

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Ample V 3.0 - Vegan Meal Replacement Drink

Ample V 3.0 Review – New Texture and Better Taste

A side-by-side comparison of the new Ample V 3.0 vs. 2.1. Ample’s new Vegan shake features a much-improved taste and texture, thanks to better ingredients.

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CavemanChefs Gourmet Paleo Meal Delivery

CavemanChefs Review – Gourmet Paleo Meal Plan Delivery Service

CavemanChefs is a flexible gourmet Paleo meal plan delivery service, featuring premium ingredients and higher than normal shipping costs.

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Vegan Meal Replacement Shake

Top 8 Vegan Meal Replacement Shakes

Review of the top vegan meal replacement shakes on the market, including discount codes to brands such as Ample, Ambronite and more.

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Paleo On The Go (POTG)

Paleo On The Go Review – Paleo Comfort Food Delivered

Paleo On The Go is a unique meal delivery service that offers traditional comfort food with a twist by making their dishes Paleo, AIP and Keto friendly.

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New Ample K v2.0

What’s New in Ample Original 4.0 and Ample K 2.0?

A side-by-side comparison of the new Ample Original 4.0 vs. 3.0 and the new Ample K 2.0 vs. 1.0. Overall, the new formulas offer significant improvements.

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CBD Oil

CBD Oil: Is It Safe, Effective And Legal?

Review of CBD Oil based on scientific evidences (studies) to learn if this popular hemp product is safe and effective and how it compares to THC.

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Inflammation and chronic disease - how they are linked

Link Between Inflammation, Chronic Disease And Diet

In this article, we will explore the link between inflammation and chronic disease to understand how dietary choices may impact our health.

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Dietary fiber benefits myths and food list

Dietary Fiber Benefits, Myths And Food List

In this article, I tell you everything you need to know about dietary fiber, its benefits, myths, and how much fiber you need per day. I also talk about the risk of ingesting too much fiber; I give you a list of foods high in fiber and much more. In a nutshell, fiber is not […]

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Is Dairy Bad For You or Is Dairy Good For You?

Is Dairy Bad For You? What You Need To Know!

Milk and dairy products have become one of the most widely consumed foods worldwide. Breastmilk is often the first food we consume as infants, and many mothers start feeding their children with cow’s milk after the first year of age. But is dairy bad for you or do you need to drink milk and eat […]

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eatology review - paleo cheat meals delivered

Eatology Review: Paleo Cheat Meals Delivered

I recently wrote about Eatology as part of my Paleo meal delivery services roundup. After having had a chance to try their meals, I decided to write a more in-depth review because of their unique approach to the Paleo diet. Eatology tries to make every dish taste like a Paleo cheat meal, even though it […]

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what to drink before during and after a workout

What to Drink Before, During and After a Workout

In the early days of professional sports, trainers and athletes didn’t know many of the things that modern science has uncovered. Recent scientific breakthroughs have taken bodybuilding, CrossFit and other sports to the next level. Even casual athletes can easily gain energy, strength, and muscle mass. All you need is discipline and an understanding of […]

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Chiropractic - Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Chiropractic – Does Spinal Manipulation Work?

Spinal manipulation is a popular treatment in chiropractic care. Proponents of spinal manipulation claim that it can heal not only lower back pain, but also improve your overall well-being. Since I do CrossFit and continuously suffer from minor injuries and pain, I wanted to find scientific evidence and answers to the question: “Does spinal manipulation […]

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Paleo diet: The risk of cancer from eating red or processed meat

Red Meat and Cancer – What’s the Risk?

A recent meta-study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tries to answer the question if consuming red and processed meat increases the risk of cancer. I contacted the World Health Organization (WHO) and the IARC to find out what the new study means for the Paleo diet and how real the risk […]

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Saturated Fat and Cholesterol

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol – Facts and Myths!

Have you ever asked yourself, “is cholesterol bad for you?” If so, I want to provide some clarity right off the bat: the answer is “no.” Many people think that saturated fat and cholesterol are evil, and that a diet high in saturated fat increases blood cholesterol levels and poses serious health risks. However, the […]

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benefits of intermittent fasting

Intermittent Fasting – Benefits And How To Make It A Lifestyle

Intermittent fasting is easy to implement, yet it’s an incredibly powerful method to improve your overall well-being and to lose weight. Specifically, an intermittent fasting diet has the following scientifically proven benefits: Improves body composition in athletes, Normalizes your blood sugar/lipid levels, Reduces blood pressure, Improves insulin resistance, Prevents neuronal death, Enhances your immune function. My […]

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Soylent Powder: Original - Cacao

Is Soylent Healthy? Not According to Science!

Soylent has enjoyed incredible popularity, but considering the controversy in recent years around this meal replacement drink, many consumers pose the question: Is Soylent healthy? To find out, I have teamed up with a medical doctor who specializes in human metabolism, and we analyzed the ingredients in Soylent. We concluded that Soylent is not a […]

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pre-workout ingredients

Pre-Workout Ingredients – What You Need to Know

How do pre-workout supplements work and what benefits do they add to your exercise routine? Do they really help you boost your performance in the gym, build strength, and facilitate post-workout recovery? To answer these questions, we need to analyze the key ingredients found in popular pre-workout supplements and look for scientific evidence to back […]

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