Muscle Mavens: AHS 2014 Wrap-Up

  If the theme at PaleoFX earlier this year was “stress,” it’s safe to say that “muscle” was a popular word at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS), held just a couple weeks ago. This year’s conference was held at UC Berkeley, and was attended by scientists and researchers, medical practitioners, bloggers and writers, and folks curious to read more…

Healing Chicken Soup—Paleo & Whole30

It’s hardly a secret that chicken soup is “good for what ails you”—as my grandmother used to say. If you’re a science nerd like me and want to know the how and why, click here and here. If you’re just here for the yummy recipe, you can skip all that. Suffice to say, maybe this soup read more…

Chicken Wings Scarpariello

Steph’s note: Today’s recipe is brought to you by my guest blogger Bob from Not So Fast Food. Bob runs San Diego’s first Paleo food truck and is mega-creative in the kitchen. You may remember him from this interview I posted last year. Enjoy this flavor-packed wing recipe! Ingredients for Chicken Wings Scarpariello Serves: 1 or 2Prep read more…

The Whole30 Gets an Update

If you’ve been a reader of the blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a huge proponent of, participant in and Envoy Extraordinaire for the Whole30 Program. (It helped me kick my sugar addiction.) There have been a couple changes to the Whole30 recently, and an official site-wide Whole30 kicks off on August 1 through their read more…

Bone Broth 101: How to Make the Best Broth

Bone Broth 101: How to Make the Best Broth Steph’s note: Today’s awesome tutorial is brought to you by Ryan Harvey, founder of Bare Bones Broth Co. Bare Bones offers hand-crafted broth shipped right to you, but if you’re more of a DIY type of person, Ryan shares some of the secrets for making the read more…

The Performance Paleo Cookbook Update!

Time for an update on The Performance Paleo Cookbook! It’s been a crazy past few months working on the cookbook, but we’re at an exciting stage. I’ve turned in the manuscript and completed the photographs (still need to finish editing those) which means the lion’s share of the creative content is done. I’m still catching my read more…

July Giveaway: PurePharma Prize Pack

July’s giveaway is a prize pack of fish oil, magnesium and vitamin D from my friends at PurePharma! When it comes to supplements, I’m a minimalist and a skeptic by nature. I don’t rely on pills, powders and potions because when it comes down to it, good nutrition must have its roots in good nutrition. read more…

Paleo Baked Avocado Fries

Paleo Baked Avocado Fries are a deliciously different way to enjoy this healthy fat source in your diet. This appetizer was inspired by a dish the hubs and I enjoyed at a local cafe. While their version was gluten-free, I’m pretty certain they used rice flour and deep fried them. Convinced I could do better, I read more…

Paleo Portion Sizes: How Much Is Just Right?

Paleo portion sizes—how much is just right? It’s a very common question I hear all the time, and rightly so. When you’re just starting out with Paleo, especially if you’re coming from a past of calorie-counting (and generally restriction) or other portion control tactics, it can be intimidating to think you’re just going to wing read more…

3 Muscle Myths That Won’t Die

It seems like every time I’m in the gym training or I read an article in an online fitness magazine, I run across at least one of these three big muscle myths that just will. not. die. Science may not be perfect, but these three gym fears no longer need to prevent you from getting read more…