1,2,3 Cook: Why Not Make it Easy?

When I first started following an authentic Paleo approach, back in 2004, it was a rare occasion when someone had any idea what I was talking about. The typical response was an odd expression on whomever’s face I happened to be speaking to and then sometimes, a comment about having to eat dinosaur meat. If […]

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Gut Health for Dogs: What Are You Feeding Him?

In humans, disease starts in the gut. This isn’t likely a new flash to you and chances are even if you haven’t delved much into the research proving this to be true, at the very least you’ve probably at least heard of phrases such as leaky gut, the gut microbiome and gut disbyosis. But did […]

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Do We Really Want to Eat Something Labeled Fake?

Pseudo. Or Faux. As in Fake. How much processing, refining and packaging can a food undergo before it’s no longer food? I’ve taken to referring to this category over the years as non food, or fake food, but of course, they’re not labeled as such. In fact, many have forgotton what food truly is, in […]

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Up and Running

Wow, has this been a journey! While I was completely expecting to go through ups and downs as I recovered from my foot injury, I wasn’t expecting it to be that tough and to learn as much as I have. Six years ago, when I tore my hamstring doing a set of one mile repeats […]

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Gluten Free by Default or Design?

What do you see when you look at this image? What do you think of? Perhaps fresh, healthy, balanced?  Colorful?  Organic?  Would you think automatically that this is an example of a gluten-free meal? Because it is. If you’re eating a breakfast at 11 am consisting of fresh spinach you’ve sautéed in garlic and coconut […]

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Not Sure? Toss It!

For years, one of the most fun and valuable exercises I do with clients is a kitchen clean out.  We go through the pantry, the cupboards, the fridge and the freezer and dump everything that’s not actually food. The next step, then, is to procure real, fresh, unadulterated produce, meat, fish and poultry from the […]

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Where Are We Getting Our Advice?

“Proper nutrition and hydration are key ingredients in helping your clients get the most out of their workouts. Keep in mind that since every person is different, exact needs will vary. However, here are some general guidelines…” began an article which I received in my inbox today. This newsletter is one I receive from IDEA, which […]

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Where Did That Chicken Come From?

“It came from Whole Foods and it is free-range, so that’s good, right?”, was the question asked of me by a new client at a recent cooking lesson. If only it were that simple. Free-range sounds great, but what does it really mean? Sadly, not that much. According to the USDA (1), “FREE RANGE or […]

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Top Five for Healing

When I learned I had a stress fracture a few weeks back, the one thing that never even caused pause for thought in terms of what my recovery plan would be is what I eat. After all, you can’t top an eating plan which consists of abundant, seasonal, local organic veggies, mindfully sourced wild proteins […]

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