Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate Bar Recipe [Paleo, Dairy-Free]

coconut bliss dark chocolate bar recipe

Have you ever tried Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate Bars? If so, then you’ll know how delicious those dairy-free chocolate ice cream bars are!

Well, this recipe creates something very similar that you can make at home and enjoy tonight.

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4 Reasons That One Nut May Rule Them All

paleo brazil nuts

In general, nuts are quite nutritious. They don’t quite hold up to seafood or organ meats, but nuts are super when it comes to minerals.

However, not all nuts are created equal (or at least, some nuts are more equal than others).
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Paleo Soda Drinks – La Croix

PALEO SODA DRINKS - review of la croix soda

I was one of those rare kids who didn’t like soda. The bubbles always made me burp, and I couldn’t ever manage to finish an entire can of coke.

That all changed when I got to law school. One of my best friends there was addicted to diet coke (even she called it an addiction).

I wasn’t drinking coffee during that period and needing caffeine to stay awake during law school, I also turned to diet coke.

I’m happy to say that I haven’t had a diet coke for years now, but on a hot summer day, it’s still the drink I crave!

Luckily, that same friend gave up diet coke as well and recently, she introduced me to a new soda, La Croix, which contains only Paleo ingredients!

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Why Are There Paleo Desserts?

Why Are There Paleo Desserts

When I first started Paleo, I was very against Paleo desserts.

Cavemen clearly didn’t eat almond flour baked with honey, so why should I be eating that?

Of course, at the same time, I would occasionally fall off the wagon and cheat with some M&Ms from the vending machine, a cookie from Starbucks down the street, or a guilty slice of cake that my secretary made. And when my birthday rolled around, I would indulge in some red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting (my fav!).

As my Paleo journey progressed and as I started hearing from more and more people about their own Paleo journeys, my views on Paleo desserts evolved.
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Dogs Love Us Like Family

Dogs Love Us Like Family

Louise and I got a dog a few months ago. It’s a Shih Tzu, and we named him Karma. He’s adorable!

In almost completely unrelated news, I’m a really big geek in terms of reading literature on the brain, brain scans, brain technology, and related brain information.

That’s why I deemed the following article worth writing about:
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Will A Paleo Diet Raise My Cholesterol? PLUS 5 Reasons Why Your Cholesterol Is Getting Higher

Will A Paleo Diet Raise my cholesterol levels?

Bacon, Steak, Eggs, Coconut Oil, and more Bacon.

That sounds both delicious and like a recipe for higher cholesterol, right?

It’s natural to be worried that a Paleo diet will raise your cholesterol and make you more susceptible to heart disease. This article will walk you through everything you need to know to make your own decision about whether or not to be worried.

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Do Depression and Anti-Depressants Cause Autism?

Do Depression and Anti-Depressants Cause autism

Recently, there have been quite a few studies examining the link between Anti-Depressants (mostly SSRIs) and birth defects and abnormalities (particularly autism).

And pretty much all of the studies being published show some sort of correlation between SSRIs and Autism, if not other birth abnormalities. So it’s certainly an issue that needs more studies and more research.

However, I really like this recent article that was published on the subject:
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Is All Sugar Bad for Me?

IS ALL SUGAR BAD?

Sugar is tricky. When you look at only good clinical studies (Randomized Double Blind Trials), sugar is only a problem in caloric excess. A lot of people try to argue for more, but the science isn’t there.

However, I think you can easily say that processed sugar in general is a big problem, based on those studies.
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Lemon Fried Avocado Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

lemon fried avocado paleo recipe

I was frying some eggs one day and pondering what to eat with my fried eggs when I saw some avocados in our fruit bowl.

I’d once come across a recipe for grilled avocados, so somehow my brain connected some dots and went:

Why not fry some avocado slices in coconut oil!

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What Does it Mean to Eat Seasonally, and Why is it Important?

What Does it Mean to Eat Seasonally, and Why is it Important?

Our ancestors ate whatever grew around them. It was all they had.

I, on the other hand, love being able to go to the grocery store and get whatever produce I want, no matter what time of year it is. I do NOT eat seasonally. (More on me in a moment…)
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What to Say Next Time Someone Claims that Beef Increases Greenhouse Gases

how to answer beef causes greenhouse gases

For the past few years, it’s really perturbed me every time I hear someone say or see someone write that beef cattle are contributing to global warming.

The argument I hear is that beef cattle release a lot of methane (a greenhouse gas) and thereby contribute to global warming.

The problem is that this argument is ridiculous, and it has been for a very long time. Fortunately, I’m at least seeing a couple articles starting to refute it, such as this one:
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