Ancestral Chef (Louise Hendon)

Does Garcinia Cambogia Work? (A Meticulous Review)

does garcinia cambogia work - a meticulous review

It’s darn near impossible to know what to believe about any weight-loss supplement, right?

Garcinia Cambogia extract is no different. If you watch TV or read Internet articles, you’ll hear hundreds of different stories about whether it’s a miracle drug or a complete scam. And you just don’t know whom to trust.

I feel the exact same way. Clearly, if there is an effective, all-natural weight-loss pill that’s 100% safe, then I want to use it.

But because I don’t know who to trust about Garcinia Cambogia, I decided to comb through all of the clinical trials and peer-reviewed journal articles.

If you want to jump to the answer I got after all my research, just jump down to the section titled “Does Garcinia Cambogia Work?” If you want a more in-depth understanding, then please keep reading.

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GIVEAWAY – Win a Copy of The Paleo Kitchen

win the paleo kitchen cookbook giveaway

As you’re probably already aware, George Bryant and Juli Bauer are fantastic Paleo cooks! And they teamed up for The Paleo Kitchen cookbook, which you can win below.

You can find one of their delicious recipes from the book here: Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread.

And if you’d rather just buy the book now, you can find it on Amazon here.

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the paleo kitchen cookbook by juli bauer and george bryant
Disclaimer: I received an advance review copy of the book and George Bryant, Juli Bauer and Victory Belt provided the prize for this giveaway, but I was not compensated in any other way. Links to the books (along with other links on this website) may be affiliate links.

Paleo Slow Cooker Pork Recipe + Meals

paleo slow cooker pork recipe

I’m a huge fan of cooking in bulk, and I’ve written about my 3 step system to ensuring you always have Paleo food available (that post is here).

So, in this post, I wanted to give you a quick and delicious example of how to cook 3 meals super fast using slow cooker pork + 3 other easy meals to add some variation (so, lunch and dinner for 3-4 days or dinner for a whole week)!
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Super Fast Paleo Smoked Salmon Salad Recipe

paleo easy smoked salmon salad recipe

I’m here in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, and salmon is one of the popular local foods here. While I struggled to find smoked salmon in the US, it’s really easy to get it in the throughout UK, and it’s delicious.

If you haven’t ever had smoked salmon before, it’s basically something you eat straight out of the packaging (no need to cook). It tastes like salmon but with a salty, smoky flavor, and its texture is that of raw fish (a bit drier than sashimi-grade). When you buy it, it’s often already sliced into thin slices (thinner than sashimi salmon).

As a child, I was initially terrified of eating smoked salmon (I was terrified of eating anything “raw”), and it took my quite a while before I started to enjoy smoked salmon. Now, I love it!
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Paleo Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Lemon, Bacon, and Sweet Potatoes

paleo lemon sweet potato Brussels Sprouts recipe

There’s nothing more amazing than the taste of fresh vegetables (and bacon, of course!). One of my favorite vegetables right now is Brussels sprouts – they’re sort of funky with a very unique taste. But they’re really easy to make, and quite filling too.

Plus Brussels sprouts are pretty nutritious. Just 1 cup of Brussels sprouts (raw) contains 125% of your daily value of vitamin C (so you can stop drinking all that orange juice!).

So, here’s another delicious Paleo Brussels sprouts recipe (and there’s 3 more Paleo Brussels sprouts recipes here, here, and here). This recipe below is fantastic as an easy side dish or as a snack if you’re hungry during the day!

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My Top 7 Paleo Diet Tips That Save You Time

top 7 paleo diet tips

I’ve been Paleo for quite a while now (3 years pretty strictly and many years on and off before that). But I’m still learning! I’m still learning about what works for my body, new facts (sometimes murky ones) about nutrition and Paleo, and how to do Paleo more efficiently and effectively (aka faster!). After all, there are only 24 hours in a day and I gotta get that 8-hour beauty sleep in!

So, here are some Paleo diet tips that I learned the hard way, and I’m sharing these with you so you don’t have to make the mistakes I did (please share your tips in the comments below).

Quick Infographic of My Paleo Diet Tips

Please feel free to share this infographic! (To embed the infographic on your blog, just copy and paste the embed code below.)

7 Paleo Diet Tips That Save You Time infographic from paleo living magazine
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Our New Paleo Website

ancestralchef.com and paleomagazine.com have merged

Welcome to Our Paleo Website!

You might have already noticed the new look of our Paleo website and the fact that everything from www.AncestralChef.com is now redirecting to www.PaleoMagazine.com.

So, welcome to our new combined and better website!

Why did we merge?

As many of you know, Jeremy and I (Louise) are married, and while we enjoy writing about different aspects of Paleo, it just made sense to house all of that knowledge on one easy-to-navigate Paleo website. So, we’ll both be writing articles, making videos, and cooking up lots of delicious Paleo recipes, but you’ll be able to find all of that here.
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Is Maple Water Paleo?

is maple water paleo?

I tried Maple water in Vancouver earlier this year. I saw it in a supermarket and thought why not give it a try. And now, I get to share with you what maple water is, what I thought of it, and whether maple water is paleo or not.

What is Maple Water?

It’s the pure maple sap that runs from maple trees. At the beginning of spring, you can insert a tap into the maple tree, and maple sap will flow out. If you want to know more, then Lauren from Paleo Raccoon has written a bit more about the process.

How is Maple Water Different From Maple Syrup?

To make maple syrup, you take the maple water (or maple sap) and boil it down until it forms a syrup (basically by evaporating the water). It takes around 40 gallons of the water to get 1 gallon of maple syrup! That just shows you how little sugar is in maple water.

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Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs by The Paleo Kitchen

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs from The Paleo Kitchen

I’ve been a fan of George’s (Civilized Caveman Cooking) and Juli’s (PaleOMG) sites for a long time, and so I was really excited when they decided to work together on a cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen.

They posted one of their delicious recipes (Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread) from The Paleo Kitchen here a few months ago, and I know a lot of people emailed me because they loved the recipe. So, I went and tested one of their recipes for dinner last night. It was one of the really easy ones (because I’m currently limited to the stuff they sell in a Tesco Express – a tiny supermarket in Edinburgh).

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Paleo Shabu Shabu Beef Dinner Recipe

paleo beef shabu shabu recipe

I’m a big fan of Shabu Shabu – it’s basically boiling thin slices of meat in a pot of broth and then eating it with a sauce (often made from soy sauce, garlic, peppers). There are variations on shabu shabu as well – in Chinese cuisine, this is often called hot pot. And in French cuisine, fondue is a version of this.

A ton of restaurants serve this type of cuisine, and they’re pretty paleo! I often go to shabu shabu and ask for no broth (because I can’t be sure what they put into the broth most times) with thin slices of beef, lamb, and vegetables. If you’re worried about soy sauce, then take your own gluten free tamari sauce to the restaurant (that’s what I do!).

So, this recipe is all about making a super quick shabu shabu beef dinner at home. Because the meat is thinly sliced, it cooks really fast!

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Paleo Sashimi Salad Recipe

Paleo Sashimi Salad Recipe

I love visiting Asian supermarkets, because you get to see so many great fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafoods!

In Vancouver, there’s a ton of Asian supermarkets and a ton of seafood, so sashimi seemed like a great option to pick up at my local H-Mart. Since you don’t have to cook anything, this paleo sashimi salad with kale and mangos is super fast to make. It’s fantastic as an appetizer or a quick lunch.

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