Ancestral Chef (Louise Hendon)

Louise Hendon

Louise is on a lifelong journey to heal her body. She refused to try Paleo for a long time, but once she finally did, she never went back. She's cured her heartburn, IBS, and exhaustion problems and is constantly looking out for more ways to improve her health.

Louise is the co-founder of Paleo Living Magazine, and she writes about recipes and all things health. When she's not running Paleo Living Magazine, she loves to read mystery and fantasy books, traveling to different countries, hiking, and taking too many photos (you can see her travel photos on www.louisehendon.com).

Louise is also the author of 2 books, which you can buy on Amazon, 30-Minute Paleo Dessert Recipes and The Autoimmune Cookbook.

Here are all of Louise's articles

Nutritional Grail – Book Review

Nutritional Grail by Christopher James Clark

Book Title:

Nutritional Grail
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Book Author:

Christopher James Clark

Overview of Book:

In this book, the author explores healthy eating by looking at past wisdom and applying the latest scientific research to validate that nutritional and ancestral wisdom. He looks at foods that are the healthiest and those that are the most problematic, examines the issue of deteriorating food quality and explores the opportunities for detoxifying our bodies and reducing degenerative diseases through the foods we choose. Not only is this a ‘what and why’ of healthy eating, but a ‘how’ – offering solid explanation, proof and a path to healthier eating.
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GIVEAWAY! Win Almond Flour from Nuts.com

Giveaway - Win Almond Flour from Nuts.com

In 2010, I tried being a vegetarian for 6 months. It was an interesting experience (although I never gave up fish so perhaps you could say I only dabbled in pescaterianism). The biggest issue for me was the lack of that ‘fullness’ feeling after a meal.

Sure, I was still eating carbs, which would mean a fleeting feeling of satiety at least. But to make that the satiety last longer, I had to depend on other sources of protein. My favorite one? NUTS! Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, you name it. Even better if they were roasted and slightly salty and all mixed together in a tasty bag o’ trail mix.

Whether you’ve gone vegetarian, slow-carb, no-carb or Paleo, nuts are an important contributor to your protein intake. And for Paleo people, they are a crucial tool in substituting some less healthy ingredients in otherwise gluten-heavy recipes.

Almond flour (aka almond meal) works great as a substitute for wheat flour (as you’ve probably seen, almond flour is used in a lot of Paleo bread, dessert, and snack recipes). Louise and Jeremy always have some stocked in their kitchen – so stock up here!

Win Nuts.com Almond Flour

Now we’re teaming up with Nuts.com to give a one pound bag of almond flour to one lucky winner! They have an amazingly diverse stock of nuts and seeds, as well as a really cool blog with snack and recipe ideas. Check out their selection at their website and don’t forget to enter to win below:

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

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Cholesterol Clarity – Book Review

cholesterol clarity by jimmy moore book review

Book Title:

Cholesterol Clarity
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Book Authors:

Jimmy Moore with Eric C. Westman, MD

Overview of Book:

This book is like a ‘Dummy’s Guide’ to cholesterol. It covers everything from basic information about cholesterol and why you need it, to opinions from different interest groups about cholesterol. The book gets into test results, treatments, myths about cholesterol, health markers and misconceptions about cholesterol and health.
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Paleo Breakfast Enchilada Recipe – Guest Post from Barefoot Thunder

Paleo Breakfast Enchilada Recipe

This healthy Poblano Breakfast Enchilada recipe is a guest post from Rebecca Lewis. Rebecca is a young blogger from Texas who came up with this recipe during a Whole30 challenge. One of her great passions is barefoot running, hence her site name, Barefoot Thunder. This is her first recipe and we are looking forward to seeing what else she creates! You can find out more about her and read her musings on life at her blog.

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Coconut Lime Soda

coconut lime soda - paleo drink recipes

I’ve been enjoying coconut water a lot over the past few months (it’s just such a great summery drink), and you might have suspected this because we’ve been publishing quite a few coconut water related posts recently: is coconut water paleo, the health benefits of coconut water as well as my coconut water green smoothie recipe.

But, I have been concerned about the high sugar content (even though it’s natural sugar) in coconut water. That’s why I came up with this easy coconut lime soda – it dilutes the coconut water a bit with soda water (making it even more refreshing) and the lime juice is tasty and could help to prevent spikes in blood sugar.
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Are Peas Paleo?

Are Peas Paleo?

When I first switched to a Paleo diet, I was often confused about which foods were or weren’t Paleo.

After just a few weeks, though, I felt pretty comfortable judging foods without going back to a book or website.

However, there are certain foods that confused me for a long time, and one of those foods was peas.

After all, peas are a legume, and legumes like beans are off-limits on a Paleo diet, right? (See this article for why legumes are not Paleo).

However, I was right to be confused, since there’s a lot more to this story…
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GIVEAWAY! Win Laughing Fox Chocolates

Win Laughing Fox Chocolates

Autumn is starting and you know what that means– pulling out the winter coats, snuggling by the fire, and… comfort foods! Chocolate is everyone’s guilty pleasure. Chocolate truffles, well, they’re just too good to feel guilty about! And Paleo chocolates?! Even more reason to go guilt-free and choco-crazy.

We previously interviewed Devin Plaut, the mastermind behind this Paleo delicacy, revealing his secret recipe. If you never got around to making your own chocolate truffles, you can find his truffles for sale at the Laughing Fox website. You can also enter to WIN a free pack of chocolates directly from Laughing Fox in this week’s giveaway! There will be one lucky winner so don’t miss this chance…

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Paleo Stories – Vivian Cheng from TheRealFoodGuide.com

Paleo Stories vivian cheng therealfoodguide.com

Vivian Cheng is the founder/editor/writer/designer behind The Real Food Guide. You’ve probably seen our review of her fantastic Paleo ice cream recipe book, and you’ve probably also seen (and maybe already tried) her guest recipe – Not my Mama’s Cha Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork). So, we thought you’d like to know a bit more about this amazing woman!

In this post, Vivian shares with us some of her Paleo story, including how she came to Paleo, what she found most challenging about Paleo, and her best tip for maintaining a Paleo lifestyle. And please visit The Real Food Guide for more of Vivian’s fantastic recipes and articles.

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GIVEAWAY! Win Primal Pit Paste from Go Primal Products!

Win Go Primal Pit Paste

While I’ve worked hard to develop a consistent exercise routine, I never get any joy out of breaking a sweat in my workouts. Sweating is the thing I try to avoid most in life — whether dancing in a fancy dress at a wedding, or running to catch the bus in my formal button-down shirt on the way to work.

Quite possibly the only thing that grosses me out more than that sensation is the thought of industrial chemicals being used to make the deodorant I used to so eagerly put in my pits. I would go for the strongest one I could find until I realized what I was risking by not willing to get a little sweaty from time to time: my health.

Certified CrossFit trainer and athlete Amy is on my side. Her Primal Pit Paste provides an amazing, healthy and natural alternative to your average deodorant. It doesn’t contain aluminum or parabens, and it smells great too!

We believe that a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about what you eat. The products you use on your body have an impact as well, and choosing them wisely is another great way to take care of yourself.

We want to spread the word about this great line of products, and we’re excited to team up with Go Primal Pit Paste for a giveaway! Two lucky winners will each receive a jar and stick of the Primal Pit Paste Deodorant as well as their Pucker Paste Natural Lip Balm! The contest ends next Tuesday at midnight so don’t miss your chance to win.

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.