Chronic Illness and Paleo: Eating Your Way Out of It

chronic illness and paleo

C.A. Newberry is fascinated by varied topics and believes in the power of continued learning. Her varied background includes event coordination followed closely by years of “whatever additional duties the job requires.” After retirement she had the desire to share her collected wisdom. When not at her computer, you can find her at the ballpark with her family. Connect with her on Twitter.

Chronic conditions are very high and are rising. Over nineteen million American adults are currently living with diabetes and over 580,000 deaths were attributed to cancer in 2013.

Altogether, over 130 million Americans are living with some type of a chronic condition.

Food Matters

For countless individuals, one simple answer lies with food.

Thousands of people are making the switch to Paleo every day, and chronic health conditions like autoimmune disorders, IBS, and diabetes are some of the biggest reasons.

And a significant number of people have reported experiencing an overall positive effect on their well-being and how they function every day.

The food you choose to eat affects both your health and your risk for disease, and if you’re currently dealing with some type of chronic disease, then your food choices can potentially help manage symptoms.
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The Wild Diet – Book Review

The Wild Diet

Book Title:

The Wild Diet
Click here to purchase this book.

Book Author(s):

Abel James

Overview of Book:

Written by Fat-Burning Man weight loss personality Abel James, this book is an overview of his program for losing fat rapidly, naturally and permanently. The book is broken up into very comprehensive sections beginning with general education and information. It then transitions into specific what to dos and what not to dos and lists broken down by specific food type. Finally, it wraps up with a comprehensive plan to get you started.
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4 Paleo Cooking Essentials

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I wasn’t into cooking at all before I started a Paleo diet. In fact, my knowledge of cooking was practically non-existent.

But that all changed when I got into a Paleo diet – in fact, I started to really enjoy cooking. And I started accumulating cookware and equipment.

These 4 pieces of cooking equipment have made my life and Paleo diet so much easier, and I hope you find them helpful too.
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How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker

how to make ghee in slow cooker

What Is Ghee?

Ghee is clarified butter (i.e., the oil that’s left after removing the milk solids from butter). Ghee is very commonly used in Indian cooking, but you’ll also find many French chefs using clarified butter.

And if you want to know more about the benefits of ghee, then check out our article here.

If making your own ghee is too much hassle, then I highly recommend this delicious brand made with grass-fed butter and cultured so that pretty much all the lactose and casein is removed.

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How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker

It’s pretty simple and quick, and you can make ghee yourself in the slow cooker (or crockpot) in a couple of hours. If you don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot, then you can use a regular pot on a stove (I recommend one with high sides to minimize the splattering).
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Why You Need A Foam Roller (Including 4 Foam Roller Exercises)

Why You Need A Foam Roller

I picked up a foam roller several years ago after my chiropractor recommended it.

I used it initially to help get rid of my chronic knee pain (it definitely helped), but over time I’ve also found that it’s amazing for rolling out a lot of kinks in my muscles – from my back (from slouching too much) to my lats (from rock climbing).

It’s like a whole body massager!

Foam rollers have gotten popular in many gyms as a way to roll out your muscles after exercising to prevent muscle soreness the next day (my CrossFit recommended it for that reason), but it can be a super cheap and great way to stretch and massage your muscles even if you don’t exercise!

Even though there are foam rollers at my gym, I find them so helpful that I keep one in my study and roll on it when I’m taking a break.

This is the foam roller I bought from Amazon for $13.99 (the 6×18 round). And read the rest of this article for 4 exercises to start getting rid of the kinks in your body.

foam roller

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How To Cure Heartburn For Good! (In 4 Steps)

HOW TO CURE heartburn for good

This post is mostly based on how I managed to cure heartburn, but I’ve also added in steps that other people have found to work as well. I’ve listed below 4 steps to curing heartburn – I hope it helps you like it helped me!

I Used To Have Chronic Heartburn

Heartburn is one of the worst conditions to have – for me, it happened daily. I would eat dinner, and then this burning sensation would arise in my stomach. If I burped, then acid would come up into my throat. Sometimes, it would be just a dull pain between my ribcage just below my heart. Maybe there are medical differences in my symptoms, but to me, it was just discomfort and pain.

And the worst part of it was that I thought I would have it for the rest of my life. Thankfully that wasn’t the case, so read on for the 4 steps on how to cure heartburn for good!

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How To Start A Paleo Diet (5 Options – I like #5 the best)

How to start a paleo diet

A common question I get from readers is something along these lines:

I really want to start a Paleo diet, but I don’t know how best to start it.

If you’re asking this question, then read on as this article goes into detail about the different ways to start a Paleo diet so you can pick the best method for you.

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Do you believe in Superfoods? Maybe You Should

are oysters a superfood

They’re simultaneously delicious, nutritious, and – unfortunately – expensive.

And although I don’t really believe in “super-foods”, they come pretty darn close.

I’m talking about Oysters.

Why Oysters are Masterful

If you’re not accustomed to eating oysters, the mere thought probably disgusts you.  They’re slimy, a little chewy, and taste like the sea.

But for those of us who love them, that’s all part of the appeal.
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3 Things to Know About Your Whey Protein (Is Whey Protein Paleo?)

Whey protein gets a bad wrap.

Especially if you read any Paleo sites or blogs.

And I really don’t understand it, sometimes.

There are a lot of myths about whey protein, but very few people look at the bigger picture.

Whey Protein is Pretty Darn Good, But It All Depends

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How to Live Forever (or Just 42% Longer)…

how to live forever

It’s hard to believe that much fo anything could possibly lower our risk of dying by 42%.

That’s a lot. A whole lot.

However, researchers in London recently conducted a study that apparently showed that eating at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day reduced the overall death rate of participants by 42%.

Here is a link to that study.

I’m writing about this study because it’s a good study, but also because it displays how even scientists are still thinking about nutrition in an odd way.

THEY GOT A FEW THINGS RIGHT

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The Paleo Fruit that I Can’t Get Enough Of

The Paleo Fruit that I Can't Get Enough Of

Whether they’re red, blue, filled with seeds, or crushed into a smoothie, berries have been hailed as a superfood by scientists and consumers alike.

And what’s not to love?

The whole berry family is packed with antioxidants and rich in nutrients that help to combat the health problems associated with aging, especially mental decline and heart attacks. Quite simply, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another great source of healthy goodness that comes in so many colors, flavors, textures, and sizes—the right berry for you is out there, no matter who you are!

In fact, the quest for berries isn’t a just recent fascination—people have been seeking out these sweet gems for thousands of years.
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Gluten-Free Cookbook Sale

Gluten Free books Sale

We think going gluten-free is just one step toward a healthy diet, but it is a big step in the right direction.

So, if you’re just going gluten-free right now, then check out this huge gluten-free cookbook sale that’s happening today.

Buck Books has organized a huge Gluten-Free Books Sale for today only – all the below books plus more are $0.99 (a few are slightly more expensive due to their size).

OUR BEST RECOMMENDATION:

Tammy Credicott is the author of a lot of gluten-free and Paleo cookbooks (with over 366 5-star reviews). This is a fantastic deal (for over 200 recipes)! Click here to get her book on Amazon. It’s $2.99 today (not $0.99 as previously reported because it’s a much longer book with a lot more recipes).

The Healthy Gluten-Free Life (200 Recipes)

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Gluten-Free Recipes in 30 Minutes (137 Recipes)

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The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper

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Keeping It Real (85 Recipes)

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Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Recipes: 45 Delicious Meals made in 30 Minutes OR LESS!

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Gluten Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids (70+ Recipes)

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And to check out more books in the sale, sign up for Buck Books’s email list here.

High Protein or Low Carb? Which is Better for Sustaining Fat Loss?

High Protein or Low Carb? Which is Better for Sustaining Fat Loss?

Losing fat is hard enough.

The worst part is that most of us can’t keep it off. And that’s just mean.

If you work hard enough to lose the fat in the first place, shouldn’t there be a rule that it’s impossible to gain back???

Of course, that’s not how it works, and most folks gain back all (or often more than all) of the fat they lost. But some lucky few do manage to keep off the fat forever.

What’s the Difference?

There isn’t ONE single difference, but a recent study conducted in Europe (and involving a lot of people) points to one significant difference. Here’s the study:
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How to Eat Potatoes and Improve Your Insulin Senstivity

How to Eat Potatoes and Improve Your Insulin Senstivity

The study below has been out for a little under a decade, but I recently found it courtesy of Richard Nikoley’s blog:

Insulin-sensitizing effects of dietary resistant starch and effects on skeletal muscle and adipose tissue metabolism

The study is not ground-breaking, but it’s yet another sign that…

Certain Starchy Foods Have a Lot of Positive Health Benefits

This may seem obvious to you, but for a long time now, many folks (Paleo or otherwise) have placed starchy foods (like rice, potatoes, plantains, etc.) in the same category as sugary candy, sodas, and other problematic carbs like wheat. If studies like this one are right, then starchy foods like potatoes may be the proverbial baby that got thrown out with the bathwater.
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Ketogenic Diet Food List

ketogenic diet food list

The ketogenic diet is becoming more and more popular – reports suggest that many people have lost weight, regained their energy, improved their endurance, and improved various health markers with a ketogenic diet.

So, if you’re wondering what the ketogenic diet and whether you should give it a try, then check out this comprehensive guide to the ketogenic diet here.

And if you just want to know what you eat on the ketogenic diet, then feel free to just click here to get the ketogenic diet food list emailed to you directly. Or scroll down to check out the entire list.

ketogenic diet food list

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