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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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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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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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Paleo vs. Keto Diet: Which one is the best?

Paleo Vs. Keto Diet: Which One Is The Best?

Over the past few weeks, several of my CrossFit friends have asked me if I was on the Keto diet. I usually respond with explaining that I’m on a Ketogenic Paleolithic diet. That gave me the idea of writing an article comparing the Paleo vs. Keto diet and busting some of the myths surrounding both […]

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Top 8 Tips - How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling – Top 8 Tips

Eating healthy while being on the road is challenging, especially if you travel frequently or with kids. In this article, I will share my top 8 tips and explain how to eat healthy while traveling. How to Eat Healthy While Traveling Eating healthy when you cook at home is relatively simple. Finding healthy food choices […]

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Nutritional value of Pastured eggs vs Regular eggs

Regular vs. Pastured Eggs – What You Need to Know!

Eggs are a staple in our household. We eat eggs daily. And we eat a lot of them—up to four dozen every week, in fact. But have you noticed how many different types of eggs there are? I had, and I was wondering if there was a difference in nutritional value between pastured vs regular […]

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How healthy is farmed salmon and what is ethoxyquin?

Toxins (ethoxyquin) in Farmed Salmon

Salmon is known as a healthy food, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. What you may not have known is that most Atlantic farmed salmon is contaminated with toxic chemicals.  Manufacturers use such chemicals as ethoxyquin (EQ), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) to preserve fish food. Shop mentioned products Wild caught Omega-3 Fish Oil […]

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Superfoods: Eggs and avocados - health benefits and nutritional information

Health Benefits Of Eggs And Avocados

Eggs and avocados are my two favorite superfoods that offer a lot of health benefits. to learn why eggs and avocados should regularly be on your plate as well. Avocados And Their Health Benefits Avocados are among my favorite fruits. You heard right; avocados aren’t vegetables but fruits! What makes the avocado one […]

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Olive oil vs. Avocado oil

Avocado Oil vs. Olive Oil – What’s the Healthier Option?

Have you ever wondered what the healthier oil is: avocado oil or olive oil? Or which one makes the best cooking oil? In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the avocado oil vs olive oil debate to try and determine which one is healthier and better suited for cooking. Chosen Foods published a […]

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Looking for a diet that works? Be prepared to change your lifestyle!

Looking for a diet that works? Be prepared to change your lifestyle!

If you are looking for a diet that works but have been unsuccessful so far, the problem may be you. A diet is only as good as your lifestyle. If you don’t live a healthy life, you won’t be able to stick to any diet, regardless of how good it may be. In this article, […]

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Black slime on faucets – What it is and how to get rid of it

Have you ever noticed dark-brown or black slime on faucets, spouts, aerators, shower heads, in toilet bowls or other bathroom fixtures? Harmless manganese bacteria causes it, and in this post, I will tell you how to get rid of the black gunk. I will also list methods that do not, or only temporarily, work. Mentioned […]

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Juicing vs. Blending? Learn why blending is the healthier option!

Juicing vs. Blending? Learn why blending is the healthier option!

Juicing vs. Blending seems to be an ongoing battle. What what’s the healthier option and what’s better for losing weight? The answer is simple: Blending (or extraction) is the better choice and offers many advantages over juicing. to learn why. Shop mentioned products Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (Amazon) Long before I […]

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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet – A Beginner’s Guide

What is the Paleo Diet? Why are you on the Paleo Diet? Is there scientific evidence that supports the Paleo Diet? And what should I eat? These are some of the question friends, family or even strangers have asked me. In this article, I’ll try to answer them all and more. Consider the following paragraphs […]

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