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 using on a paleo diet?” […]

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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 have created this situation entirely […]

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.   When people ask me […]



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 young, they can (and do) […]

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 the paleo diet?”   My […]



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 can help?”   As I […]

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 is no holiday perhaps more […]


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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 is nurture tomorrows generation of […]

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 had gymnastics and baseball practices, […]



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 and healing; especially in the […]