Whey-ing in on Protein Powders

This week I got a question about protein powder and this is a somewhat controversial topic among the paleo circles, so let’s tackle it here.   The original question was “I’m currently using a protein powder that contains whey protein, pea protein and brown rice protein; is that OK to continue […]

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Evolutionary Parenting: the Benefits of Play

You know all the bad news. Childhood obesity is on the rise. Juvenile diabetes is on the rise. Disorders like ADD & ADHD are being diagnosed in epic proportions. We’ve all heard the statistics, but have you really looked around at the children? What hit me like a brick wall the other day, was that we […]

6 Tips to Starting and STAYING Paleo

I’m the mother of 3 who keeps all my family on a strict paleo diet and has for 3 years all while working, building several businesses and volunteering, I don’t think there is a whole lot of valid excuses for NOT going and staying paleo in any walk of life. […]



Paleo Shopping Tips for Saving Time and Money

When discussing transitioning to a Paleo lifestyle, one of the very first questions I hear are often  about shopping and budgeting. These are some concerns that are usually pretty quickly squelched, but at first, may seem tough to tackle. We feed a family of five and although my kids are […]

Q&A: Type 2 Diabetes, Carb Count and the Paleo Diet

This blog is actually in answer to an email I received, that I thought was probably relevant to many more of you, so I’m publishing my response here:   The question: “My doctor told me that counting carbs was critical to managing my diabetes, how do I count carbs on […]



Top 5 Nutrition Myths | nutrition

This morning the second email message I answered was from a friend of mine, and it read… “So, since you are a “health expert” maybe you can explain why I’m not losing weight; I am eating healthy and have cut back on beer, but my waistline hasn’t budged, maybe you […]

Halloween doesn’t have to cause you Paleo nightmares!

This post was originally published for Paleo Movement Online Magazine, here. I decided to update this post a little, because like everyone, I get a little smarter as time goes on. Halloween is absolutely hands down my favorite holiday, and has been since I was a child. And yet, there […]


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8 Steps to a Healthy Body Image for your kids

This article is one that I originally wrote for the October 2014 edition of Paleo Living Magazine and can be found here.  I am reposting it after publication here, because this is an issue that is really an important topic for parents and families. As parents our primary responsibility to […]

5 Ingredient Paleo Chicken Salad

Sometimes the best thing you can do is not overthink a meal. This is a family favorite and is quick. It’s perfect for lunch or times you just aren’t able to plan ahead and need a quick, easy meal that tastes good and satisfies even picky eaters. Last night we […]



15 Reasons to Use Ghee

First of all, what the heck is it? Ghee, is clarified butter that has been heated longer through an ancient process. Ghee is a premium cooking oil celebrated for its taste, nutritional benefits, and medicinal qualities. In India, ghee has always been a sacred and celebrated symbol of auspiciousness, nourishment […]