What If Money Was No Object?

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Some of the posts today aren’t explicitly Paleo, but they’re worth reading/watching nonetheless.  Oh, and don’t forget to enter The Great Paleo Book Giveaway!  Only two days left!


What if Money Was No Object?: This is something I have struggled with most of my adult life, as I’m sure many of you have too. This is a refreshing reminder that it’s not all about money. It’s about quality of life. It’s about happiness. It’s about finding what makes you tick and going after it with all of your heart.

Loaded Cauliflower Mash: My wife and I have been having a lot of cauliflower mash over the last few weeks. Probably at least once per week. Not that I don’t like it plain, but we need to spice it up. Needless to say, I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

21 Benefits of Owning Less: The other week, we did a deep clean of our garage.  It was awesome.  We got rid of so much stuff.  And it re-emphasized the fact we need to buy less stuff and live a minimalist lifestyle.  Easier said than done, I know, but I definitely want to start trying.

Is Kale Actually Bad For You?

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Sorry for the delay in getting the latest daily curated content out.  But, given how the first link listed here has pretty much broken the internet (make sure to read the second link, too, as it potentially debunks the first), I’d say it was worth the wait.


People Are Getting Seriously Sick From Eating Kale:  There’s no denying that kale is and has been an “it” food for a while.  People — including myself — often put it in smoothies and salads, make delicious kale chips, and lots of other stuff.

But, according to this article, in addition to all of the healthy nutrients that have helped to make it all the rage, it also has “dangerous levels of heavy metals.”  And, no, I’m not talking about Metallica.

Full Kale Panic: Or, maybe the above article is completely wrong.

Thrive Membership – Is The Cost of Membership Worth It?:  You’ve probably heard a lot about Thrive Market over the last few months, or, at the very least, seen a lot of ads for it on Facebook.  The cost to join the site is $59.95, which seems a little steep.  So, I did an analysis of my potential savings by purchasing my non-perishable groceries and various household items through the site.  Turns out, paying $59.95 might be a good deal.

Paleo Shrimp, Paleo Salad, Paleo Avocado, Paleo Shrimp Recipes
This is definitely a cool and refreshing meal!

Paleo Shimp and Avocado Salad: This is one of my absolute favorite summer Paleo recipes.  It’s refreshing and delicious.  We made this the other night, sat on the deck in the shade, enjoyed a nice breeze, and had a great family meal.  Like I said, this is one of my favorites!

Winning The Fight Against Big Food

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Looks like the first edition of curated content was a huge success: our traffic was up nearly 300%!

If you like these posts, please be sure to share them with your friends and on social media.  I mean, everyone deserves great reads about health without having to scour the internet!

Great Content for June 2, 2015

Special Report: The War on Big Food: As more and more people become aware of what’s in their food and demand more natural ingredients, “Big Food” is suffering to the tune of $4 billion in lost market share in 2014.  In order to keep up, they’re scrambling to adapt.

This change is happening all because of people like you!Sitting and Chronic Disease, Prolonged Sitting, Studies on Sitting, Sitting and Health

Health Experts Have Figured Out How Much Time You Should Sit Each Day: Lots of articles have been written that talk about the link between prolonged sitting and chronic disease, but none of them really address how much sitting we can get away with.  This one does!

(Here’s a hint: it’s way less than the 10 hours per day the average office worker is currently doing.)

Monsanto’s Worst Fear: Food Companies Listening to Their Customers: Food companies like Chipotle are listening to many of their customers and are switching to non-GMO ingredients.

According to this article, the demand for non-GMO — not just organic or antibiotic-free — foods is only going to continue to grow.

In sticking with the theme of “consumers against Big Food” here’s a video from The Daily Show where host Jon Stewart absolutely goes to town:

Drinking Coffee First Thing In The Morning? You’re Doing It Wrong

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Based on the overwhelmingly positive response I received to yesterday’s email, I’m going to start to go ahead a curate awesome Paleo and health-related content from across the web. I’ll post the links to the site every day or two, and then email out the curated page.

Hopefully this will save you some time so you don’t have to go out and look for the best stuff on your own. Also, if you have a site that has great content that you’d like me to feature, don’t be shy and please send me any article/recipe that you’d like me to consider!

Great Content For May 29, 2015

The Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee Is… I’m sure that many of you enjoy a cup or two of coffee each morning to help get your day started.  Perhaps, you even drink Bulletproof Coffee.

However, according to science, this might not be the best time for your caffeine fix, largely due to our natural Circadian Rhythm. In the morning, our cortisol levels are at their peak for the day, meaning, we should be nice and alert.

So, when should we be drinking our coffee?  According to the referenced article, we shouldn’t be drinking coffee until after our cortisol levels peak, which is usually between 8am and 9am.

Or, if you don’t feel like reading the article I linked to, feel free to just watch the embedded video below:

22 Surefire Tips to Beat Sugar Cravings Struggling with sugar cravings?  (I know when I fall off the Paleo wagon, sugar cravings kick my butt.)  Alison over at Paleo/Non-Paleo has some awesome tips on how to get your cravings under control and keep them that way!

My favorite tip is #4 – make any sugar in your house difficult to get to.

Which is your favorite tip?  Leave a note in the comments below.

Paleo Shrimp, Paleo Salad, Paleo Avocado, Paleo Shrimp Recipes
This is definitely a cool and refreshing meal!

Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad Need a great summer Paleo seafood recipe?  Want something nice and cool to eat out on the deck without having to feel guilty about it?  Then this is the recipe for you!

It’s very easy to make, has just a few ingredients, and tastes absolutely delicious.

What’s your favorite summer Paleo recipe?  Leave a note in the comments below!  (And, if you have a link, please share!)

Jon Stewart Kills Big Agro and The Food Lobby

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I’m a big fan of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, so it’s probably no surprise that I love the below clip entitled “The Snacks of Life” where Stewart just absolutely kills the food industry:

I think my favorite part was when he skewered the food industry for turning our “foods” into an “addictive, fattening, death menu of artificial chemicals, antibiotics, and cool ranch carcinogens.”


What are your thoughts? Did he hit the nail on the head? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.