Natural Homemade Paleo Sports Drink Recipe from Katie of Wellness Mama!

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*Thank you to Katie of  Wellness Mama for another great post!  Remember you can also find Katie here at her own amazing blog.  Now read and enjoy!

For a Paleo athlete (or any athlete) drinks like Gatorade, Powerade, etc are not a good option. Sure, they restore glycogen, but most are high carb or filled with questionable chemicals, or both!

Most of the time, plain water is all we need for good hydration, but those who compete in endurance sports or high intensity competitions (or have labors as long as mine!) occasionally need an electrolyte boost.

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Introducing Paleo Comfort Foods Cookbook by Julie & Charles Mayfield

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I was one of the lucky few to receive an advanced copy of the new cookbook, Paleo Comfort Foods, by Julie & Charles Mayfield and just yesterday I had a chance to make one of the many amazing recipes! Before I share with you what I made, let me tell you a bit about Julie & Charles Mayfield.  This lovely couple, like many of us, found that by living a paleo lifestyle they simply looked, felt, and performed better!  Being food lovers at heart the couple decided to create this stunning book filled with paleo foods that are sure to comfort your soul.  In the book you’ll find just about everything from Paleo chicken pot pie to fish tacos.  You can also find Julie & Charles here at their blog. [Read more...]

Live UP!

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My brother is turning 40 in a couple of weeks.  Sorry Mark for throwing you under the bus, but I’m sure you’ll get me back someday!  Mark is obviously my inspiration for this post, and more poignantly, Mark has been a constant inspiration for me my entire life.  I have a million amazing memories with my big brother, and so many lessons I have learned from him as well.  

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Paleo Stories from the Frontline

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Please read and enjoy this inspiring story from Midlife Army Wife. Thank you so much Stacy for sharing your journey with us!

My 30 Day Paleo Challenge

For the past 30 days, I have been following a strict paleo way of eating (I don’t like the term ‘diet’). I haven’t mentioned it before because I wanted to complete the self-imposed challenge first and see how it went.

There is more to it, but to sum it up quickly, this means no grains, dairy, beans, & sugar.  There is a lot of information out there on the science behind this, so I’ll let you do your own research.  Before you think I’ve lost my mind, let me explain how I got to this point.

The background:

I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember.

I have PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome), which comes with IR (insulin resistance) and seriously affects my hormones. [Read more...]

News, My Kid vs. the Food Pyramid, Easy Steak Skewers and Avocado Dressing

First off – some exciting news – I am writing a book which is scheduled to be released hopefully in February!!  The book will of course include recipes as well as advice for paleo beginners and diehards alike.  Look forward to information on how to get started, how to stay on track, how to shop, how to change not only your eating habits but your outlook – and much much more!!  I’m sure I’ll be asking my faithful readers for input such as opinion on cover design and ideas for further content.  More details to come so stay tuned! [Read more...]