The Paleo Mom
yesterday at 19:50. Facebook
The Instant Pot is arguably the most useful tool I have in my kitchen. Using an Instant Pot can cut down the cooking time dramatically while minimizing hands-on time and with minimal clean-up (just the stainless steel insert!). If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, put it on your wish list! It’s an incredibly useful kitchen tool that is both slow cooker and super safe pressure cooker. I’ve...
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The Paleo Mom
yesterday at 15:20. Facebook
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Real Plans. I think this simple, sleek tool is a great strategy for those following the AIP, especially those with a hectic schedule, because it keeps our stress in check and our schedules intact while we’re on this healing protocol!

How do I know for sure? I first learned about Anton and Emily’s Real Plans tool last year. Since then I’ve been using it to...
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The Paleo Mom
03/24/2017 at 21:40. Facebook
I’ve been advocating for the AIP for those with chronic illness for about five years now, and I truly believe it’s an attainable and healing approach for everyone. But, I get that people are hesitant to pursue a strict protocol, knowing that they may, even temporarily, have to give up a favorite food. The most frequent concern I hear usually goes like this: “I would start the AIP, but I can’t...
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The Paleo Mom
03/24/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
Planning ahead is one way to help ensure your success on the Autoimmune Protocol, which is why batch cooking is such a handy tool. But which AIP recipes are good for batch cooking? And if you don't want to eat the same thing for days in a row, which recipes freeze well so you can enjoy them later? Sophie of A Squirrel in the Kitchen​ has answered this question for us: [...
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The Paleo Mom
03/23/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
Baking soda isn't the only way to "no poo," and it doesn't work for everyone. Another option is to use clay masks...

Clay masks are a popular part of many natural skincare routines. It turns out they’re a great way to purify your hair, too! Clay works to naturally draw out impurities and absorb oils in your hair, making this option a particularly good one if your hair tends toward the...
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The Paleo Mom
03/23/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
Chocolate-Date Squares
Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 cup Medjool Dates (about 9-10 large dates), pitted
½ cup Unsalted Cashews
¼ cup Raw Walnuts
¼ cup Raw Pepitas (Shelled Pumpkin Seeds)
¼ cup Cacao Powder

Directions:
1. Place nuts and pepitas in a food processor and pulse a few times to grind fairly fine.
2. Add dates and cocoa powder to food processor and process until finely ground and...
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The Paleo Mom
03/22/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
Paleo On The Go, my favorite food delivery service, is always raising the bar—and they've done it again with their AIP Paleo Tortillas! They began as part of a recipe, but have become so popular that POTG decided to sell them as a standalone product! These seriously delicious tortillas are made simply with Otto's Cassava Flour, pork fat and water, making them completely AIP and an awesome,...
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The Paleo Mom
03/22/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
Chronic stress can lead to adrenal fatigue, a condition in which the adrenal glands cease to function properly, and characterized by a collection of symptoms, which can include: fatigue, poor sleep or insomnia, mood swings, unexplained weight gain or loss, inflammation, high cardiovascular disease risk factors, insulin resistance, decreased sex drive, joint pain, and frequent infections like...
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The Paleo Mom
03/21/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
Eating for nutrient density is all well and good, but there’s no sense in pumping ourselves full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients if our gut health isn’t optimized. That’s because a damaged gut isn’t capable of digesting and absorbing those nutrients. Gut health is vital to every single function in our body, not just our skin health, and is a major focus of the Paleo Diet. It’s one...
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The Paleo Mom
03/21/2017 at 12:10. Facebook
Sage, Salvia officinalis, is a common culinary herb in the mint family of plants. Like many herbs, it is native to the Mediterannean. It has been used medically, culinarily, and spiritually since at least the Middle Ages, when it was believed to ward off evil, prevent snake bites, and increase women’s fertility. It has also been used as a diuretic and local anesthetic (but no, we don’t use it...
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The Paleo Mom
03/21/2017 at 00:10. Facebook
Shaved Brussels Salad

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts (shaved or whole)
8 ounces bacon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup coconut flakes

Directions:
1. If using whole Brussels, trim off the brown part of the stems and either slice with a mandolin slicer or with a food processor as...
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The Paleo Mom
03/20/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this healthy weight loss series, I shared the scientific foundation for diet and lifestyle changes that promote healthy and sustainable weight loss. In an ideal world, we should be able to implement these changes and lose weight with (relative) ease. Yet, I know that the equation is actually a lot more complicated! Indeed, there are many different factors that might...
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The Paleo Mom
03/20/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
We’ve all heard the line that “salt raises blood pressure” and should be avoided. And since Paleo is all about improving our health, salt is obviously out, right? Somehow, salt (or more specifically sodium) has been lumped in with saturated fat and sugar as a scourge of modern diets. But salt has been mined (and cherished) for thousands of years, and actually gave us the ability to preserve...
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The Paleo Mom
03/20/2017 at 00:10. Facebook
Families have unique challenges when adopting and following a Paleo diet; and, when it comes to our and our kids’ birthday, it can be particularly challenging to balancing competing priorities! We want to provide an awesome and memorable party experience with great indulgent food but without derailing the family’s diets or hopping up an entire roomful of kids on sugar and food dyes.

The good...
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The Paleo Mom
03/19/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
Shallots are a variety of onion that originated in Asia thousands of years ago. Now, the different types of onions are collectively the widest-cultivated species of the the genus Allium (yes, this the same genus as garlic! They’re very closely related). Onions are cultivated around the world because of their diversity and unique flavor; we all know that the different varieties of onion...
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The Paleo Mom
03/19/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
Paleo Tacos

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
½ large yellow onion, finely chopped
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 Tbsp cooking fat (I use tallow but Refined Coconut Oil would work too, omit if you are using fairly fatty ground meat)
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1½ tsp Ground Cumin Seed
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper(optional)
¼ tsp Dried Oregano
½ tsp Salt(to taste)
½ tsp ground Pepper

Directions:
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The Paleo Mom
03/19/2017 at 12:10. Facebook
Adrenal fatigue is a condition caused by long-term chronic stress in which the adrenal glands can no longer function adequately. Adrenal fatigue can be categorized into three stages. Stage 1 is arguably a common experience of any adult in the modern world, with the symptoms simply being that of normal chronic stress. Easily reversed with shifts in lifestyle (more sleep, stress resilience...
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The Paleo Mom
03/19/2017 at 00:10. Facebook
Taro generally refers to the corm of a large, leafy plant (“corms” refer to a modified, underground stem – kind of like a tuber, but the purpose isn’t just storage of starch). Though it is not commonly used in the United States, taro is a staple food in African, Oceanic, and South Indian cultures, where it is believed to be one of the very earliest cultivated plants ever (isn’t that cool?!)....
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I’ve dedicated a huge portion of my website, my books and really my business to the idea that we are capable of affecting massive change in our health all on our own. From the healing made possible by a nutrient-focused Paleo diet, the most therapeutic variation of which being the AIP, to lifestyle shifts in sleep, stress and movement, there are so many small tweaks we can make to the...
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Adrenal fatigue is a consequence of chronic stress, caused by inadequate function of adrenal glands, and characterized by a collection of symptoms, which can include: fatigue, poor sleep or insomnia, mood swings, unexplained weight gain or loss, inflammation, high cardiovascular disease risk factors, insulin resistance, decreased sex drive, joint pain, and frequent infections like colds and...
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