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Saturday, 19 May


Ranch Turkey Loaded Sweet Potato Fries COMFORT BITES BLOG

Because everyone loves a bowl of loaded fries. AIP, paleo and allergy-friendly, get your family and friends around the table and tuck into a pile of these.  This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you decide to click on them and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which goes back into keeping the blog going. Thanks for your support.  I totally love loaded fries.  A good plateful of sweet potato (or your other favourite fries, or wedges) topped with meat, veggies, avocado (always), red onion and whatever sauce you like.  I was surprised that there wasn't a loaded fries recipe already on the blog, because I...

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Jalapeno Honey Closet Cooking

Jalapeno Honey
Honey is an amazing sweetener and it's fun to add flavours to it, like jalapeno; that magical sweet and spicy combo! This jalapeno honey is so easy to make! You simply add sliced jalapenos to honey, bring to a simmer, and enjoy! Store it in the fridge in a sealed container and have it whenever you want! I like jalapeno honey on pancakes, on waffles (with or without fried chicken!), on bagels with cream cheese, in sandwiches, etc.

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What Does CBD Do When It Enters Your Body? Get Holistic Health

The health benefits of cannabidiol, better known as CBD, have been widely recognized by the medical community in the past few years and CBD products such as CBD oil have been gaining popularity in the United Stated and all over the world. Much like TCH (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD isnt addictive in any way, unlike THC, however, []


An Active Shooter Open Fires on a Crowd. What Do You Do? Ready Nutrition

[Editors Note: A rising epidemic is growing in this country that no one seems to know how to quell. According to a recent study, there are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world. Equally as sobering is the fact that Americans tend to suffer from mental disorders more than any other country. Could this be coincidental?

While there is no universal definition of a mass shooting, one can surmise this country has a big problem and the numbers speak for themselves. Thus far, 2018 has seen close to 100 mass shootings occur across the country. The numbers are sobering to say the least and show that something is very wrong and has sprawled nationwide debates on every subject from gun control to protection.

The fact is, we have always had a false sense of security in this country and many of us are unprepared on how to handle a situation of an active shooter opening fire. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security believes in a whole community approach to preparedness and have created workshops to help others prepare. Civilian-based companies are also seeing the need for essential training in this matter and active shooter response training companies for schools, healthcare systems, houses of worship and businesses are trying to help others get prepared.

With mass shootings increasing, we should all have a plan in advance if faced with this type of devastating emergency. While the situation and location matter, acting deputy undersecretary, Bob Kolasky for the Department of Homeland Security is teaching a simple guideline for surviving a mass shooting: Run, hide and fight. His advice is based of studying actual cases and, while horrific in terms of imaging, the fact remains that it is up to you to prepare yourself for surviving the situation.

With that in mind, how does one survive a mass shooter? Writer, Jeremiah Johnson, who happens to be a retired Green Beret shares valuable advice on how to prepare, train and mitigate a mass shooting attack.]

Mass shootings are increasing in frequency and severity. While many are holding out hope that they will...


How Holistic Dentistry Is Better for Your Health Get Holistic Health

Going to the dentist is an important step in staying healthy that everyone must take. From the time that you begin to grow teeth as a child, going to the dentist is crucially important to make sure that your teeth and gums are clean, straight, and infection-free. However, while the dentist may be very necessary, []

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Friday, 18 May


Keep Healthy and Soulful With Travelling in Europe Get Holistic Health

A great way to keep yourself in good shape in your body and mind is to Travel. They say the travel broadens the soul and heal the soul. Europe is a fantastic destination to travel to so lets look at one of the most exciting places to visit Germany. Berlin is the ideal location for []


The Key to Avoiding Dementia Natural Remedies

Scientists have discovered the key to avoiding dementia.

Playing a musical instrument or learning another language could protect against dementia, according to research.

Scientists found that the process of learning as an adult trains the brain to become more efficient. Read more


Living a Simple, Balanced Life Homespun Seasonal Living

Living a simple, balanced life sounds amazing, doesnt it? Perfectly idyllic in its balance of work and leisure. It also feels like the stuff of fairy tales. However, that simple balanced life can be attained with some small effort and practice.  Plan for Balanced Living Theres this pervasive idea that simple living should just come naturally []

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How Safflower Oil Reduces Belly Fat and Aids Weight Loss Get Holistic Health

Weight loss is a tough journey that even regular exercises and proper diet cannot be of use, at times. This is because dieting can be frustrating and tiring while regular exercise can take a toll on your daily life, especially if you are new at it. Besides, most people looking to lose weight via exercise []


Enhancing Your Wellness With a Humidifier Get Holistic Health

If you suffer from respiratory irritation, dry skin, or other problems associated with dryness of the nose, mouth, and eyes, then a humidifier could be the perfect solution to your problems. Reduce the problems associated with allergies, and breathe more freely by humidifying the air that you breathe every day. Its time to make a []


Conventional Vs Alternative Neuropathy Treatments: Which Work Best? Get Holistic Health

Neuropathy is often associated with old age and chronic disease like diabetes. However, medical professionals revealed that the presence of the nerve pain might be a result of a persons lifestyle choices. Some neuropathies like the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder can be inherited. However, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) discovered that only 1 []


TPV Podcast, Episode 300: How Do You Handle Sugar and Salt Cravings? The Paleo Mom

In this episode, Stacy and Sarah tackle cravings and how to fight back against them!

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The Paleo View (TPV), Episode 300: How Do You Handle Sugar and Salt Cravings?

  • Intro (0:00)
  • News and Views (0:40)
    • Its our 300th episode!!
    • Its Stacy8-year Paleo-versary this week!
      • And also her youngest, Wesleys 8th birthday.
        • Stacy went Paleo two days after he was born to eliminate dairy and try to help his colic.
      • Sarahs first couple months on Paleo were strict and she didnt find treats until months after she started.
      • Stacy remembers first going Paleo and thinking she didnt have a problem with gluten- ha!
      • Stacy didnt do a lot of treats at first either, but found a dairy-free ice cream recipe a couple months in.
        • Elanas Pantry and The Spunky Coconut were the first two grain-free blogs that they found.
        • Sarah remembers an almond coconut bar with chocolate as the first Paleo treat she made.
          • It completely changed her world and helped make Paleo sustainable.
        • Stacy tries to ask herself, is this nutrient-densee and is it reducing or not contributing to inflammation.
          • When they have treats, they try to be very mindful of them.
            • Using dates as sweetener if they bake.
            • Buying just a couple cupcakes as a treat and not a whole cake that sits in the house for days.
  • Listener Email, from Tom (whom Sarah met in person at Paleof(x) a couple weeks ago):
    • Tom write, Sarah, I just wanted to tell you how great it was meeting you in person and chatting after hours and hours of 1 way listening via the podcast. (Congrats on the 5 million downloads by the way, the other 5 listeners must have been super busy on itunes!) You are as amazing and awesome in real...


7 Brute Ways To Protect Yourself From Barbarian Hoards in a Collapse Ready Nutrition

ReadyNutrition Readers, we did a segment on some positive actions and strategies of the Roman Army to incorporate into your SHTF battle plans.  But what about the barbarians?  Yes, the Roman war machine was the penultimate fighting unit down to the individual level.  It was after the Republic (and then Empire) decayed through overextension, greed, corruption, and moral turpitude that the Legions lost their effectiveness.  By the early 5th century C.E., the Legions were a shadow of their past.

This brings us to the barbarians.  The term was an all-encompassing one that meant foreigners, more than anything elsespecifically to non-Romans.   Those who were not Roman citizens, is the most accurate rendition.  By the middle of the 4th century, the Legions depended heavily on conscripts from Gaul (now France), the Germanic tribes, and many nations such as Greece and Spain.  With service, Roman citizenship was obtained, along with grants of land.  This became a two-edged sword, however: the discharged auxiliaries of the foreign nations returned to their homelands.

The Barbarians and Their Effective Fighting Skills

They brought back to their tribes and clans the knowledge of the fighting ways of the Legions, incorporating many of their tactics into their own ways of fighting.  To a point.  These barbarian tribes had many effective ways of fighting peculiar to themselves that proved of great meritlessons we can incorporate into what we do today.

Lets list some of these ancient tribesmen and some of the tactics that enabled them to succeed, and well draw a correlation as to how we may emulate some of these tactics.

  1. The Saxons: They are the ancestors of the Germans today. Indeed, Saxony is a famous geographical area in Germany between the Elbe and Rhine rivers.   The most common weapons of these people were spears: a lighter one for throwing a long distance, and a heavier one for close-in combat.  In Saxon poetry the spear was referred to as the aesc (which is derived from the make of the shaft, fashioned from ash wood.  The aesc-berend was the spear-bearer, the term given to a Saxon fighting man.  Saxon warriors (contrary to Hollywood portrayal) did not all have chain mail: they had thick embossed leather armor, as well as hides.  They did have helmets of iron and plates of horn with nose-guards...


Staying Vigilant: 6 Signs of Mesothelioma to Watch Out For Get Holistic Health

The mesothelium is a layer of tissue which lines a few different areas of our body: the pleurae (membrane around the lungs), the pericardium (membrane around heart), and the peritoneum (membrane around the abdomen). Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which affects the mesothelium. Every year in the United States, more than three thousand people []


Premarin, whole grains, and why you cant believe headlines Dr. William Davis

Imagine you have a friend named Justin. He is a schoolteacher. Honest, hardworking, doesnt smoke, rarely drinks alcohol, sleeps well, doesnt take drugs, shows up at work every day. He has also chosen to be vegetarian.

Another friend of yours, an auto mechanic named Tommy, eats fast food, loves fried chicken, drinks too much beer on the weekends, likes to drive fast cars, and sometimes gets into legal tangles. He smokes cigarettes, though has limited it to only half-a-pack per day. Late weekends, some weekday nights, sleep cut short to just two or three hours. Tommy is not a vegetarian, but likes his burgers rare with a big side of French fries and a can or two of Coca Cola.

Who will do better in the long-run and be more likely to be spared health conditions like high blood pressure, high triglycerides, fatty liver, type 2 diabetes, psoriasis, or even a high-speed motor vehicle accident?

Justin the schoolteacher will, of course. Tommys hard-living lifestyle is much more likely to end in disease or disaster. If we didnt understand that such a mixed bag of observations are virtually worthless, we could then conclude that, because Justin is a vegetarian, vegetarians are therefore healthier. Laugh, but that is how most observational studies are conducted. Potential confounding factors, such as Tommys drinking and smoking, are factored out via statistical manipulations, but his love for fried chicken, fast driving, and sleep deprivation are not.

This is precisely how Premarin became the number one most prescribed drug in the world for many years, earning manufacturer Wyeth billions of dollars per year. Observational studies, using methods similar to comparing Justin and Tommy, suggested that women who took Premarin experienced less heart attacks, endometrial cancer, and breast cancer than women who didnt take Premarin. While some confounding factors such as smoking were factored out, many were notsleep habits, quantity of visceral fat present, or vitamin D status, for example.

You probably know the rest. Two properly designed studies in which several thousand women were enrolled (The Womens...


Fantastic GAPS Cheesecake The Weston A. Price Foundation

This creamy cake with a nutty crumble crust is rich, decadent and amazing a cross between ice cream and cheesecake, especially if you freeze the finished cake for half a day before serving.

Makes 1 10-inch springform pan.


  • 2 cups soaked and dehydrated raw macadamia nuts, or soaked and dehydrated raw pecans
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 pitted dates
  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line the pan with a circle of parchment.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in the food processor, and process till mixture looks like chunky nut butter. Press evenly into the bottom of the pan, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before filling.


  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, OR 2/3 cup raw honey
  • 3-4 tsp. unflavored gelatin
  • 3 Tbsp. cold water
  • 4 cups sour cream (24-hour-yogurt made with 2 pints of heavy cream)
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  1. Combine water and gelatin in a tiny saucepan, and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Heat gently, while stirring, just till hot (dont scorch!)
  2. In the food processor, process the dates until they are a fine paste. 
  3. (Alternatively, add honey along with the following ingredients.) Add the vanilla, lemon zest, and the gelatin mixture, and process until smooth. Scrape down the sides often.
  4. There will be flecks of dates throughout if you used dates. Add half the sour cream and pulse to combine. Add the rest of the cream and blend just until smooth and uniform. Make sure everything is completely blended, but do not overprocess, or you will end up with butter!
  5. Pour filling into cooled crust and refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving. For a fantastic ice cream cake, place in freezer for an additional two hours before cutting the cake. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired (before freezing).
  6. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge or freezer. If frozen, thaw for 10-15 minutes before serving, or enjoy cold for a fantastic ice cream cake! 

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Thursday, 17 May


New Study: EPA's 'Safe' Levels of this Chemical in Your Food Aren't So Safe After All Organic Consumers Association blogs

May 16, 2018
Organic Consumers Association
Katherine Paul

Last summer, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced that our testing of Ben & Jerrys popular ice cream flavors for glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsantos Roundup weedkiller) turned up positive results in 10 of 11 samples we tested.

Our critics fired back that the glyphosate levels we found were well below the levels that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells us are safe.

In other words, relax! A little bit of Monsanto Roundup weedkiller in your ice cream is nothing to fret over.

Now a new pilot study, soon to be published in the prestigious scientific journal Environmental Health, suggests that EPA safe levels arent safe at allespecially for kids.

The Global Glyphosate Study pilot experimental phase, the first study of its kind,...


Dairy-free Chocolate Ice Cream The Paleo Mom

Theres something so satisfying about a frozen treat when the weather heats up. This dairy-free chocolate ice cream is just a nice basic chocolate ice cream, and its defnintely become a family-favorite. I love that its easy to make and my kids love that it has a perfect milk chocolate taste with a delightfully creamy texture.

This ice cream uses dates and a little maple syrup as sweeteners (see Why Is Sugar Bad? and Natural Sugars and their Place in Paleo). By soaking the dates and then blending with the remaining ingredients, the dates contribute to a perfectly creamy texture thats tough to achieve with dairy-free ice creams.

You can ramp up the chocolatey flavor by adding even more cocoa powder, or check out my Dark Chocolate Gelato recipe for an even more intensely chocolate ice cream.  Use this recipe in my Paleo Mallomar Ice Cream Sandwiches or Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches for a chocolatey twist!

this dairy-free chocolate ice cream uses dates as a sweetener and for great texture

Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Prep 15 mins


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