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Chronic Lyme Disease: Kevin’s Inspiring Practical Paleo Testimonial

Hello! My name is Kevin Sherriff and I am a 30 year old elementary school teacher from the bustling metropolis of Whitby, Ontario Canada. For the past two years I have been forced to put my life, and my families lives on hold while I have battled with Chronic Lyme Disease. I would like to start my post today by …

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Monday Motivation: Does your desire for security keep you from your calling?

I’ve written about this concept before in my post Are You Driving Your Life or Is Your Life Driving You?, but today I have a bit of a different message for you.  Do you feel like you are answering your calling in life? This is a big question, I realize that. But here’s the thing: your calling doesn’t need to …

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Monday Motivation: 8 ways to show love that don’t involve food.

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and many of you will want to prepare an extravagant dinner or shower your loved one in treats, sweets, and goodies. And I’m all for that. I’m half Italian and half German – I’m pretty much programmed to love others with food! But what if your loved one is working on a weight loss or …

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Real Life Changes – Emma’s Story: A yoga teacher gone Paleo

This is a recent testimonial from one of my readers and a yoga teacher of my mother’s, Emma, who lives in New Jersey and runs a fantastic studio called South Mountain Yoga. I’ve had digestive problems for years. I remember leaving the dinner table when I was a kid, using the excuse of going to the bathroom, and then just …

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Monday Motivation: Nothing changes if you change nothing.

Nothing changes if you change nothing. Or, said even more simply… Nothing changes if nothing changes. These words resonate with me often. I think many of you who read this blog regularly know that I’m a proponent for things like practicing an attitude of gratitude, living your life in the driver’s seat, and being open to opportunity when it comes …

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2012 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are nearly upon us, so now’s the perfect time to start scoping out all of those fantastic gift ideas for your loved ones this season. You may also want to check out my guides from 2011 and 2010 as they’re also chock full of ideas and goodies! Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle I couldn’t …

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Practical Paleo 30-Day Meal Plan Testimonial: Janelle & Athletic Performance

How Practical Paleo enhanced my Athletic Performance Janelle Pica | The Primal Burgher My name is Janelle Pica and I am in love with all things kettlebell. Recently I became a level one certified instructor, which is known as the hard style Kettlebel certification through Dragon Door. I am currently training for my second level Russian Kettlebell Certification – known as …

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Monday Motivation: One step at a time.

I originally wrote this post when my blog was called “Mindful Health” back in November of 2006. While the content and direction of my work has changed to a degree, the fundamentals of my approach have not. As much as I love a challenge or a real-food detox (like my 21-Day Sugar Detox) as much as the next person, I …

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Monday Motivation: The Secret Powers of Time, and are you past, present, or future oriented?

If you’ve ever had a conversation, an argument, or other interaction with another person wherein you simply could not see eye-to-eye despite having the same basis of knowledge on the topic or issue at hand, you’ve likely discovered The Secret Powers of Time. The Secret Powers of Time is a fantastic, short presentation by Philip Zimbardo, author of The Time Paradox: The New …

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Are you paralyzing others with Paleo Perfectionism?

I visited my local lululemon athletica shop last week wearing my “WILL WOD FOR PALEOKITS” T-shirt and was kindly greeted by the cashier, “Are you Paleo?” Am I Paleo? Hmm… well, I certainly eat Paleo, at least according to my own set of standards. I quickly informed the lovely cashier (whose name I did ask for but now forget, darn …