My Paleo Life

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If you struggle to eat the way you think you should, you’re not alone!
Sometimes patients get the impression that I’m “perfect” with self-care and never share their challenges. But every lifestyle change has a steep learning curve, and when I went paleo several years ago, I stumbled through my own foibles, temper-tantrums, delightful discoveries, and triumphs.
These posts tell some of those stories. I hope they’ll inspire you to keep on goin’ when you hit walls of frustration and feelings of failure.

One of the biggest hurdles for many people to drinking bone broth as they intend, is the taste. I don’t know how you feel about it, but I personally feel like bone broth tastes like I’m sucking the insides of a live animal’s bones out and slurping it down. As a huge foodie and paleo proponent, I feel like a fraud for thinking bone broth tastes gross! But the truth is, I’m queasy about eating...

One of the hardest things for us to figure out when my partner first got diagnosed with an auto-immune condition, was what to do for breakfast. Eggs had been our mainstay. Veggie scrambles and veggie frittatas made up the bulk of our breakfast food. But on the AutoImmune Protocol (AIP) eggs are out.   I knew it needed to feel like comfort food, since neither of us wanted to get up and have leftovers or...

A couple weeks ago, I had one of those moments that as an acupuncturist, I’m usually coaching my patients through: a total food meltdown. Because I so often hear my patients experience them when they’re trying to completely overhaul their entire way of eating, once I was through it (and thinking clearly) I knew what this next blog would be about — sharing my experience in hopes that it might be an inspiration to others...

What do YOU think that is in the photo? Looks like bread… Tastes like bread… Feels like bread… It’s not bread! No gluten, no unhealthy substitutes like potato or corn starch. No grains at all. Paleo Bread It’s actually just sweet potatoes with eggs. That’s practically it! All I added were some sunflower seeds and flax seeds sprinkled on top, along with a little salt and pepper to give it some flavor. In my acupuncture...

As an acupuncture paleo practitioner (I made that term up) :-), I’m always excited when I come across a recipe that’s both fabulous and medicinal, according to Chinese medicine’s nutrition principles. I just stumbled upon another recipe that I’ve gone crazy over and have to share, for so many reasons. First, it’s absolutely delicious and surprisingly simple. Second, it’s the perfect go-to snack for those of you who haven’t known what to eat since trying...