You Can Die from Working Too Hard


I often try to focus on recent studies, since science progresses so quickly.

And when it comes to stress, there have been a lot of interesting studies over the past few years.

However, we went back almost 15 years for this one:
Are Vacations Good for Your Health? The 9-Year Mortality Experience After the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial

As you can guess from the title, the study examined the association between vacations and health. Vacations are obviously not an exact measure of stress or the lack thereof.

The study followed over 12,000 men for about 9 years, but it was, nonetheless, only an observational study, meaning that we can only draw hypotheses from it.

However, the results were astounding enough to warrant some discussion.
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Paleo Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe – Guest Post from

Kiwi Banana Avocado Smoothie Guest Post from

Alina Muresan is a RHN holistic nutritionist who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!

This healthy green smoothie is super easy to make and is great for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s full of vitamins and minerals and tasty enough so that the kids won’t have the slightest idea that it’s packed with antioxidant-rich spinach.

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What’s The Best Food For Your Dog?

What's The Best Food For Your Dog - Paleo Dog Food

Jeremy and I recently got a super cute shih tzu puppy called Karma. He was 9 months old when we adopted him from a rescue.

He’s a shy little fellow, but when he feels safe and comfortable (like inside our home), his true colors comes out, and he runs around chasing us in joy. You’ll typically find him gnawing on some raw hide, chasing us around the house, or enjoying a nap with his favorite stuffed friends.

shih tzu running - karma

I want Karma to live a long and healthy life, and so I’ve been researching the best diet for dogs. Is a raw dog food diet the best? What about grain-free? Does the ancestral diet matter? Is there a Paleo dog food?

I’m sure you also want the best for your dog, and as we all know diet matters a lot when it comes to health, longevity, and happiness.

So, I hope this article helps you and your best friend on the journey to better health.

Here’s what I found…

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Easy Mango and Chicken Salad Recipe with Coconut Caesar Dressing [AIP, Paleo, Dairy-free]

paleo mango chicken salad recipe

This is a really easy and quick summer paleo salad recipe with a simple coconut caesar dressing. Hope you enjoy it.  And if you’re following the AIP protocol, then this recipe is completely compliant!

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$1 Weight Loss – 15 Books including 2 of My Favorites

weight loss buck books

One Thing…

That’s often all it takes to make a HUGE difference in our lives. And it’s the same for weight loss.

Although losing weight requires getting a lot of things right (eating well, removing pathogens, being active, etc.), it’s often the right tweak that will make everything easier and quicker for you.

That’s why I definitely encourage you to check out…

The $1 Weight Loss Book Event

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For one day only (Tuesday January 20th), 15 awesome weight loss books will be just $1 (and you can buy them all directly from Amazon).

$1 Weight Loss Books

Honestly, I haven’t read all 15 of these books. However, I’ve read quite a few, and you don’t need to get them all.

Here are my favorites:

  1. Perfect Health Diet. This is Paul Jaminet’s book on everything nutrition. Paul is one of the smartest and least-biased health writers I know. And that means that his book offers some of the best advice around on getting healthy and losing weight.
  2. Foodist. Darya Pino Rose is another of my favorite people. Also incredibly smart, Darya focuses on ways to make eating and living healthy as practical and easy as possible. Her book (Foodist) was chosen by the Editors of as one of the best books of 2014.
  3. The World’s Greatest Weight Loss Secret. This, of course, is my own book. And although I’m normally humble about it, this is actually an excellent book on getting your family and friends on board, which is perhaps the biggest key to making your own life and weight-loss journey easier.

The event is being hosted at, and you can see the full list of $1 weight-loss books by clicking here.

Or, if you just want one of the 3 books above, then you can go directly to and find them.

How Sweet It Is: Why Artificial Sweeteners are Unhealthy

why artificial sweeteners are Unhealthy

Around here (in the world of Paleo), we recognize that calories matter but also that counting calories is a pretty dismal way to lose weight or live life.

In the rest of the world, though, artificially sweetened drinks are still very popular for just this reason.

There have been many studies on artificial sweeteners, but this recent was very interesting:

Artificial sweeteners produce the counterintuitive effect of inducing metabolic derangements
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Paleo Steak Salad with Coconut Pan-Fried Peaches

paleo steak salad with coconut pan-fried peaches recipe

Why I Used To Hate Steak

I used to hate steak. At first, it was just because I didn’t like things that had blood coming out, and then once I got over that hump, it was because I was too scared to cook steak. Steak is often expensive, and I was terrified that I would ruin it.

Finally, I decided to take a chance and try cooking steak (using the pan-frying method). It was easy!
Maybe my steaks don’t taste quite as juicy as Gordon Ramsay’s, but I still love it.

My Simple Way of Cooking Steak

My simple way of cooking steak is to salt it before hand, then heat a frying pan with lots of ghee in it. Then carefully put the steak in, cook it for 3 minutes on high heat, then flip it and cook it for another 3 minutes on high heat. Then I’ll gently feel the steak with a spatula to see how firm or soft it is. Usually, it’s about medium rare at this point, and I cook it for 1-2 minutes longer to get it to medium. After cooking, I rest the steak on a plate for 5 minutes (some of the blood and juices will flow out) and then serve it.

Note – this is for a thin steak (for a thicker steak, it’s much better to stick it into the oven for a few minutes on 450-500F after pan-frying it on high heat for 30-60 seconds on each side).

My Easy Paleo Steak Salad Recipe

There are plenty of ways of eating steak, but salads are always delicious (and I love how easy they are too). So, here’s my easy Paleo steak salad recipe with some peaches fried in coconut oil. (If you omit the ghee and cook with coconut oil, then it’s AIP compliant too.)

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The Problem with Gluten-Free and “Paleo” Breads

The Problem with gluten free and paleo breads

It’s always very hard to answer questions of what you should or shouldn’t be doing, because it depends a lot on who you are and what you’re trying to accomplish.

In an ideal world, you wouldn’t need to try to recreate old non-Paleo foods.

But I know from much experience (myself and others), that it’s often an easy way to ease yourself into big dietary changes.
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Paleo Mediterranean Chicken Burger Recipe – Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

Paleo Mediterranean Chicken Burger - Guest Post from Living Fit Lifestyle

This Mediterranean Chicken Burger recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.

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Are Pork Rinds Paleo?

are pork rinds paleo

Men’s Health almost got it right in proclaiming pork rinds to be “Junk Food that’s Good for You” (they recommend a low fat brand).

What Are Pork Rinds?

I was pretty confused about this at first, because they look like rice crackers or some sort of puffy snack made from wheat or another grain.

But actually, they’re just pork skin deep fried!

If you haven’t had it before, then that above description probably didn’t make it sound too appetizing. But take it from a recent convert, pork rinds are delicious!

They might also be called pork scratchings or pork crackling or Chicharrones.

Traditionally, they’ve been a by-product of rending lard, which was a favored cooking oil for many years, and the pork skin gets crispy and airy after the frying.

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