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Raw Milk – Take a look!

I’m in the middle of a meeting so today will be a short one. Have you ever tried raw milk? There’s little mention about it in the mainstream, however the benefits are amazing. On Thursday Feb 4th at 6:30, Mark McAfee from Organic pastures will be at CrossFit Unlimited giving us the low down. More info here! Here’s what I ate yesterday: Breakfast: 1 Omega 3, 2 egg white, collard greens, 1 sausage, 1 apple Lunch: 1 cup of ground turkey, 1 ½ cup frozen veggies, ½ apple Snack: Skipped due to meetings Dinner: Specialty’s Salad w/extra chicken and aContinue Reading >>

Danger, danger! Step away from the scale

You have decided to take on a new lifestyle incorporating physical exercise and a healthy diet, partly because you enjoy this new lifestyle and partly because you want to see results. Over the years we have been conditioned to think that if our diet and exercise plan is working then the number on the scale should decrease. We become obsessed with the scale and its reading and unknowingly make it our diet and exercise counselor. One pound down, hooray we are on the right path, one pound up, boo this plan isn’t working time to switch to a new plan.Continue Reading >>

Green Leafy Veggies – Nutritional Powerhouses

It was common for our paleo ancestors to eat up to six pounds of leaves per day. You can imagine them just walking along picking and eating leaves as they went. Can you imagine eating that much? Unfortunatley, most of us don’t eat the minimum USDA recommendation of 3 cups per day, yet leafy greens a jam packed with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Per “Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, perhaps the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitaminsContinue Reading >>

Paleo Faux Pas

After a few days of reaping the benefits of a Paleo lifestyle I decided to splurge on a birthday lunch, thinking how bad can it be? I will eat in moderation. Day 4 breakfast was on point, lunch rolls around and as requested the family prepared me an Indian favorite: Chole Bhature (garbanzo bean and slightly fried bread) with Kheer (rice pudding) for dessert. I normally would have ignored my fullness triggers and eaten about 2 plates but this time I listened and ate in moderation but still managed to hit a stage of uncomfortable fullness. Yes it was deliciousContinue Reading >>

Inflammation – The Root of All Evil (health-wise, anyway)

Many of us associate inflammation with what happens in the picture above. A bug bites you on the arm, and that area gets inflamed. Eating certain foods causes inflammation to happen internally – at a CELLULAR level. The cells in your body literally get irritated and swell. Glutens, saturated fats, high-glycemic foods, and high-carb/low protein diets are main causes of inflammation, and unfortunately very common in today’s eating culture. Studies show that inflammation continues to be linked to a laundry list of chronic diseases. Reducing inflammation will ensure health and longevity, and even alleviate joint pain and stiffness. Here are theContinue Reading >>

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