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Miracle Noodles – An Interview With The Founder

Written by Louise Hendon on October 12

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Jonathan Carp a few weeks ago. Dr Carp is the founder of Miracle Noodles, a highly popular brand of shirataki noodles (very low calories, low carb, and completely natural and Paleo). In our interview, Dr Carp shared with me how he first came across shirataki noodles and some inspiring stories of how Miracle Noodles have helped people lose weight and change their lives. Check out their website to see where you can pick up some Miracle Noodles for dinner.

How did you discover miracle noodles?

I’m a dermatologist with a nutritional interest in my practice, so I have a special interest in treating auto-immune diseases with nutrition. Psoriasis and Lupus are the two conditions that I have unique interest in, in treating nutritionally.

Many years ago, I was visiting a friend in Japan. She took me to a vegan Buddhist restaurant outside Kyoto, and they told me that they were going to serve me something healthy…then they placed this big bowl of noodles in front of me, and I thought, how could this be healthy? This is a giant bowl of noodles.

They explained to me that this has basically been a staple in their diet for more than a thousand years. Plus, it’s calorie free since it’s 97% water and 3% fibre.

I immediately thought “wow!:”

This will be perfect for people who are trying to avoid white flour and still get that feeling that they are eating. So, when I got back to the US, I got my family together, and we started a little website and then the company, and when we got some really big mentions by Dr. Oz and people, things started to grow.

What makes miracle noodle so healthy and special?

Miracle noodles are shirataki noodles. They are made from the root of a plant called konjac. The bulb at the base of the stem is very fibrous, and the fibre holds on to an enormous amount of water.

So, when you eat it, because it’s mostly water and fibre (it’s also a prebiotic fiber), it makes you feel full, even though it’s not giving you a whole lot of calories

What is your favourite way of cooking miracle noodles?

Personally speaking, I make a lot of stews and soups, so I use it in soups.

My father used to have Type two diabetes (he’s been cured of that) but has to watch his intake still, so my mother makes miracle noodles as spaghetti with tomato sauce,

The Japanese traditionally used it in a hot pot, and the noodles are often kept boiling in this soup for a very long time – but the noodles will retain their texture unlike regular wheat noodles.

Can you tell us some inspirational stories from your customers?

One guy who was going for a gastric bypass decided instead that he’ll start to eat healthy and use the noodles like a transitional food, and so he postponed his gastric bypass, and then he postponed it again and then a third time, and now he’s lost 150 pounds and is off most of his medication.

Recently, we got an email from a woman who lost 20 pounds (her son had lost 30 pounds), and this woman had a daughter who is autistic. Patients with autism often have like particular eating addictions, like they just like to eat certain things over and over again, and her daughter was eating spaghetti with clams and couldn’t stop. Well, she switched her daughter over to miracle noodles and it worked really well and her daughter’s mood swings improved dramatically.

Paleo Dining on the Road for Beginners

Written by Jeremy Hendon on October 9

This is a guest post by David Siler.

“I’m going to starve if I have to go 10 hours without meat!”

My wife and I, with our granddaughter were getting ready to drive to Oregon from central California, to visit family. My wife was putting some fruit and veggies in a small ice chest for our trip. That was fine for them, but I just don’t feel like I’ve eaten unless I’ve had some protein, preferably a nice, juicy, piece of meat!

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As it turns out, my fears were unfounded.
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Vanessa Rivera – Live Video Chat On Letting Go Of Emotional Eating

Written by Louise Hendon on October 8

Honestly, we all know the basics of what is and what isn’t healthy to eat, so the question is really why do we still put that pizza or that cookie into our body??

Emotional eating isn’t just limited to reaching for a tub of ice-cream when you get sad. For many people, it’s happening constantly – when I get stressed, I reach for chocolate. When you get angry, you might get a drink. When you get frustrated by your co-workers, you might go get a slice of cake.

Emotional eating is eating that is not done out of choice – it is done out of a habit triggered by an emotion we feel, and we eat the food in the hopes that it will fill a void inside us.

This is an issues that affects many of us and derails any healthy diet (Paleo or otherwise) we might be on or considering! That’s why Vanessa and I decided to do this live video chat to discuss how we can all overcome emotional eating.

(This was recorded as a Live Video Chat, but we’ve saved it as a video to Youtube now. Watch it below.)

If you want to work with Vanessa directly, then sign up here for a free 15-minute consultation with her to see if she can help you. Her website is

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47 Gooey and Chewy Paleo Halloween Candy Recipes

Written by Louise Hendon on October 8

Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. 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.

Ah Halloween – the kickoff of holiday season. This also marks the start of the season of temptations – cold days call for one more cup of hot cocoa or glass of mulled wine, school and office parties will call for the circulation of bite-sized snacks and abundant candy trays!

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Paleo?

Written by Jeremy Hendon on October 7

Let’s face it—sweet things taste good.

Really good.

And that’s no surprise; primal humans often found that sweet things like fruits were packed with vitamins and minerals that gave them the energy to survive. In addition, sweet usually meant “safe” when it came to food in the wild.

Because of this, people are somewhat hard-wired to enjoy a sweet treat.

Nowadays, the Western diet is jam packed with sugar in every food you can think of. The difference, though, is that where there’s sugar now, there’s not necessarily nourishment (nor is most processed food safe if you take a long-term view).

But what about artificial sweeteners? No or very few calories, so what’s the harm, right?
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3 Way Layers of Raw: Watermelon Radish, Pear and Rainbow Chard Recipes

Written by Louise Hendon on October 6

Ainsley Daschofsky is the writer behind You can read more about her in this Blogger Spotlight post about her.

There was a week of my life that I became addicted to coconut. In some memory I’ve now lost is the reason why I first used coconut cream on a watermelon radish. There’s most likely a starved human grabbing for anything in oral vicinity memory in a pensieve somewhere. Lemon was juiced on top of goat cheese and salted watermelon radish for mouthbliss already, so why not try lemon on coconut instead? So much mouth happiness came that day. Oh my creamy fresh wonders.

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5-Min Microwave Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe [Paleo, GF]

Written by Louise Hendon on October 5

I spent an entire afternoon testing and perfecting this recipe (you can see all the photos of my tests at the bottom of the post), and this recipe came out the clear winner.  So, enjoy!

Like the name suggests, this 5-Min Microwave Paleo Chocolate Cake recipe is super fast and easy to make – in 5 minutes, you can enjoy Paleo chocolate cake again! And if you love this recipe, check out my microwave Paleo bread recipe as well (it’s also really easy!).

This is one of the many super quick recipes in my new cookbook, 30 Paleo Meals in Under 30 Minutes.

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Blogger Spotlight – Ainsley Daschofsky

Written by Louise Hendon on October 4

1. What got you interested in the Paleo lifestyle?

Oddly, the life train stopped at the low carb diet first. A dear friend I was madly crushing on told me about the keto diet. My mind blissed up at the possibility of us doing something together, and getting to cook for him. He had been on the keto lifestyle for years and used it for weight loss as well as the mental clarity. Being a warrioress of the mind meant I had to take up this keto arrow with bacon tails on bone arrows and the poison tips of all the bitter kale and Brussel’s leaves my mouth did not yet love.

Michael told me that he ate once a day, ate no bread, rice, fruit, pasta or life happiness in essence. The madness of this was striking and yet my fairy mind is of chaos and not only believes everything it hears until proven otherwise, but goes fairy blissing first into new possibilities. Such a personality can be trouble, but in this case it wound up being the most important trial of my life. Not having pineapple or oranges did create sad bubbles I had to float with for a bit before they popped me out. Now they are definitely too sweet tasting and I can still embrace berries.
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21 Tasty Paleo Porridge Recipes

Written by Louise Hendon on October 1

Post by Lucha: World traveler, culinary student and Media Director at Paleo Flourish Magazine. 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.

What the Brits call porridge… we call oatmeal (well, sometimes we call it porridge too, but that’s usually reserved for the telling of the Goldilocks tale). Thought you couldn’t live without it? Well, you don’t have to.

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