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9 Last Minute Paleo-Inspired Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Written by Louise Hendon on February 1

It’s getting close to Valentine’s Day, and while I agree it’s highly over-commercialized, it’s still fun to give and receive gifts. I encourage you to pick a different day to exchange gifts or to buy a small gift for yourself…just because.

But, if you’re like me and still trying to figure out what gift to get your loved one, then hopefully this list of Paleo-inspired Valentine’s Day gifts will help.

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What Is Gac Fruit? And Is Gac Fruit Healthy?

Written by Louise Hendon on January 19

I found this strange fruit while traveling through Thailand a few weeks ago. It’s so odd looking that I was worried it was fake and plastic at first!

As the sign I saw pointed out, gac fruit juice is often known as a fruit from heaven and it is a pretty rare fruit.

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So, what is gac fruit? And is gac fruit healthy to eat?
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Why am I Tired, and Why are My Feet Sore When Eating Paleo?

Written by Jeremy Hendon on January 13

I recently got the following question from a reader…

A couple months ago my husband & I decided to join the Paleo lifestyle, and my body loved it! We both felt better, healthier, etc. But all of a sudden my husband started not feeling so well – every evening his stomach would hurt him, the bottoms of his feet also were hurting very bad & he was exhausted.

Every day, he was eating one non-Paleo meal, except for those 3 days when he started feeling bad. Some people told me that Paleo may not be right for him. He works in a physically demanding job. I got some dairy just for him & some gluten that is readily available when he needs. Why do you think his body is not taking well to Paleo?
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Pastured Eggs from Free-Range Chickens: Are They Healthier?

Written by Jeremy Hendon on January 6

Eggs are a huge part of modern diets, but the ways we raise chickens has changed a lot over the past 100 years.

To be fair, egg consumption has probably been a big part of our diets as long as humans have been…well…human. Imagine carrying home a whopping 19-inch egg from the prehistoric dinosaur segnosaurus, who laid the biggest eggs we’ve ever seen! (Just kidding, of course – humans never existed anywhere near the same time as any yummy dinosaur eggs.)

Nowadays, egg consumption around the world is unfortunately dinosaur-free, so we’re left with what makes up the bulk of the world’s modern egg diet—quail eggs in Asia, ostrich eggs in Africa, and of course, chicken eggs pretty much everywhere else.
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Are Sweet Potatoes Paleo?

Written by Jeremy Hendon on December 30

I don’t remember ever eating a sweet potato as a kid. And that makes me a little bit sad.

Since I’ve gone Paleo – and particularly if I’m doing any sort of intense exercise or training (Muay Thai, CrossFit, etc.), I’ve fallen in love with sweet potatoes.

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I used to get adventurous and make all sorts of different sweet potato dishes, but recently, boiling or baking and then eating seems much simpler and just as yummy.
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Blogger Spotlight – Stefani Ruper

Written by Jeremy Hendon on December 25

1. What got you interested in the Paleo lifestyle?

Back in 2009, I was a vegetarian on the verge of veganism, with a fair amount of health problems – particularly mental health. My mother read Nora Gedgaudus’s Primal Body Primal Mind, and she said: “Stef you gotta try this out!” (Paleo had just saved her from knee replacement surgery.) I thought the idea was stupid at first, but I am whole heartedly committed to open-mindedness. By page 60 I was sold. I ran to the store and bought a rack of ribs right away.

2. What excites you most about writing/blogging and helping people get healthier?

Because it helps people get healthier!
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Is Luo Han Guo Paleo?

Written by Jeremy Hendon on December 18

Luo Han Guo (aka Monk Fruit) has been all the rage lately as a low calorie “natural” sweetener.

Fantastic!

But…is Luo Han Guo Paleo?

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What is Luo Han Guo?

Luo Han Guo, also sometimes known as monk fruit, is the fruit of Siraitiagrosvenorii, a plant native to China and some other parts of Asia. Its odd name comes from the phonetic Chinese name for the fruit, which in turncomes from the Buddhist Luo Han monks, who were some of the first to cultivate the fruit hundreds of years ago.

What’s so special about this fruit is the fact that its extract is highly sweet and yet low in calories.
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Blogger Spotlight – Mark Sisson

Written by Jeremy Hendon on December 14

1. What got you interested in the Paleo lifestyle?

I was going through a major reevaluation of my lifestyle. Up to that point, I was an endurance athlete, through and through. That was my identity. Father, husband? Yes, but my entire schedule – the things I did – revolved around my training and competing. So when my body started to break down from all the chronic cardio and all the refined grains I ate to fuel it, I realized I couldn’t do this any longer if I wanted to be there for my kids and actually enjoy the rest of my life. Developing the Primal Blueprint was the only way forward out of the morass of endless training, nagging injuries, carbing up, and missing out on life itself.

2. What excites you most about writing/blogging and helping people get healthier?
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AIP Dessert Recipes [Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo]

Written by Louise Hendon on December 13

I know how tough being on the autoimmune protocol (AIP) can be, so hopefully this giant list of AIP Dessert Recipes will make life a bit easier for you!

I know some of you also have coconut allergies or you’re just tired of eating too much coconut products to replace everything else, so there’s a dedicated list of coconut-free AIP dessert recipes as well below.

I’ve worked really hard to ensure everything is 100% AIP-compliant, but my eyes were going dizzy trying to check through so many ingredient lists, so if there are any errors then please send us an email at support@paleomagazine.com to let us know. Thanks!

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Is Coffee Paleo?

Written by Jeremy Hendon on December 4

For many people, the morning isn’t fueled by the excitement of a great day—it’s fueled by coffee.

And when the 3pm blues comes around, guess who’s up for coffee round 2 (or round 5 or 6)? With coffee houses popping up everywhere and coffee pots just getting easier (and cheaper) to use, it’s no wonder that this energizing drink has quickly risen to claim a spot as one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.

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But should you run off and pour yourself another mug, or is it time to shut the kitchen coffeemaker down for good?

Is Coffee Healthy?

Perhaps not surprisingly, a good bit of research has been done into how coffee affects the human body.
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Blogger Spotlight – Sarah Pope

Written by Jeremy Hendon on December 2

1. What got you interested in the whole foods lifestyle?

The first big motivator was my husband’s health issues that were preventing us from starting a family. Once this got resolved, which took a number of years (he is thankfully fully recovered today), the second and very huge motivator was to learn to source and prepare foods traditionally so that I could eat healthfully while pregnant and gift my children with a lifetime of health through raising them on a Real Food lifestyle.

2. What excites you most about writing/blogging and helping people get healthier?

I love the emails from parents who tell me that what they have learned via my book or my blog has changed their family life for the better. Children not getting sick as often and not needing meds to get well anymore, allergies disappearing, and other chronic ailments and problems resolving without drugs or medications.

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