A New Year, A New You

A New Year, A New You

Happy New Year, friends! Tom and I have just returned from a beautiful trip to Mexico, filled with sun, seafood, sand, nature, guacamole, and a bit of tequila. We had a fabulous time, staying fairly true to our primal roots, with a glorious exception here and there. The exceptions were fun (warm homemade corn tortillas with fried shrimp and queso fresco!) but now we are ready to get back on track.

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The Power of Belief

The Power of Belief

In my last two posts I talked about cultivating awareness and using gentle questioning to consider automatic behaviors. 

Today I want to talk about belief. 

I will start by sharing a personal story. For the past 15+ years Tom and I have gone on a tropical vacation for the winter holidays. Traditionally I spent the months before vacation exercising ferociously and severely restricting my diet so that I could be "bikini" ready. I repeated this behavior year after year.

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Holiday Treats and Gentle Questioning

Holiday Treats and Gentle Questioning

Anyone feeling a twinge of holiday anxiety? I am! 

Last week I recommended taking on the role of an observer, to pay attention to behavioral patterns and automatic responses regarding holiday treats. 

I try to practice what I preach. As a result I've noticed a steady increase in my anxiety levels and a corresponding desire to create and indulge in paleo/keto treats.

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Back to Basics Part 3: Carbohydrates

Back to Basics Part 3: Carbohydrates

In Back to Basics Part 1 we discussed how humans can use primarily glucose (usually from carbohydrates) or primarily fat for fuel. Part 2 explained the difference between the three macronutrients that comprise our food: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Today I would like to discuss carbohydrates, in particular the differences in carbohydrate consumption for both a glucose and fat burner. 

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Bone Broth Tips and Tutorial

Bone Broth Tips and Tutorial

Homemade bone broth is a super food. It's full of healthy proteins, minerals and amino acids. Bone broth aids immunity, heals joins and inflammation, promotes healthy digestion, and gives you beautiful skin and hair! Here is an awesome article by Chris Kresser, if you would like to dive deep into the world of bone broth. I credit bone broth with keeping Tom and I healthy during cold and flu season. 

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Vitamin D: Are you Getting Enough?

Vitamin D: Are you Getting Enough?

Vitamin D is an essential hormone; it improves immunity; assists in the absorption of important nutrients; increases feel good hormones; and oversees cell activity by acting on the P53 gene, which identifies damaged cells and assists in their self-destruction. 

Our bodies need the sun to make Vitamin D. 

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