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My 5 Favorite Podcasts

My 5 Favorite Podcasts






1. Fearless Rebelle Radio  Summer Innanen’s podcast and website have helped me more than any other resource to overcome body image issues and disordered eating behavior. Listening to Fearless Rebelle Radio is largely responsible for my ability to see my body for what it is capable […]

Vegan Paleo

Vegan Paleo






Vegan Paleo The vegan movement has been growing rapidly. Whether it be due to environmental, animal welfare, or other issues, more and more people are gravitating toward a plant-based way of eating. This includes paleo dieters who, like me, have been inundated with messages saying that […]

Plantain Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes






Over the past year, I have developed a serious love for plantains. They are the perfect combination of starchy and sweet and offer an amazing texture to a variety of dishes. They make an exceptionally creamy vegan ice cream, far surpassing bananas in both flavor […]

Food is Not the Enemy

Food is Not the Enemy






From a young age, many of us have been inundated with warnings about eating too much food. Women, in particular, are constantly bombarded from all directions with ‘tips’ on how to eat less. Whether it be avoiding certain foods, finding ways to feel more full […]

Evolving Food Views

Evolving Food Views






For many of us, the path that brought us to the way of eating that is best for each of our individual bodies (in this moment) is a winding one. And that winding path often garners criticism. I know it did for me. In transitioning […]

Quitting Paleo

Quitting Paleo






I spent the majority of my life until the age of 22 as a vegetarian or vegan. My primary motivation was concern for animals, particularly those raised conventionally on factory farms. Even eating ethically raised meat has been challenging for me, as I have always […]

Paleo or Plant-Based? 6 Reasons They are More Similar than You Might Think

Paleo or Plant-Based? 6 Reasons They are More Similar than You Might Think






There seems to be a bit of an ongoing, if somewhat subdued, battle between paleo and plant-based dieters. On some level, I understand the disagreement. At face value, it seems obvious that the paleo diet, which promotes an ancestral diet based on meat and vegetables, would […]

AIP Travel Foods

AIP Travel Foods






This week, my husband and I traveled to Connecticut to visit his family for Thanksgiving. This means several hours of plane travel and minimal availability of AIP-friendly foods. Traveling while following the autoimmune protocol requires a bit of planning. I don’t trust most airport food […]

Why I Don’t Follow a Low-Carb Diet

Why I Don’t Follow a Low-Carb Diet






  Though it seems to be calming down a little bit (I hope), there has been an ongoing and very heated debate about how many carbs people should eat. It often boils down to an argument about whether we “need” them, at least for optimal […]

It’s Not Just About the Cavepeople

It’s Not Just About the Cavepeople






There is a lot more to paleo, ancestral, and primal diets than “living like cavemen”. Yes, inspiration for this way of eating comes from the way humans ate tens of thousands of years ago. But really, it’s about eating for optimal health. It’s about maximizing […]