Source Matters: A Paleo Guide to Buying Coffee Beans

buying coffee beans

After water, coffee is the second most popular drink in this country and it is the second most traded commodity in the world. It serves a number of beneficial purposes, such as increasing alertness, physical endurance, mood, fat burning, insulin sensitivity, cognitive function and serves as a fantastic source of antioxidants. The list of benefits doesn’t stop there and will be highlighted even…

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Source Matters: A Paleo Guide to Buying Red Meat

buying red meat

The next installment of Source Matters addresses beef. Actually, this guide applies to more than just cows. These guidelines apply to all of the ruminants: cows, sheep, goats, bison, lamb and others – simply buying red meat. Rumination refers to the process of chewing up, partially digesting, regurgitating, then rechewing a plant-based diet to aid in…

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Top 6 Reasons Why Counting Calories Wastes Your Time


The idea that calories in equal calories out and that counting calories matters will not die, no matter how much evidence and basic science is available to the contrary. There is typically not a day that goes by that I don’t hear someone reference balancing calories like their body is their checkbook. YOUR BODY IS NOT A CHECKBOOK….

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Source Matters: A Paleo Guide to Buying Poultry and Eggs


This is the second paleo guide of a series called Source Matters, highlighting the importance of where you get your food. The first part discussed the importance of whey protein. This second paleo guide will cover how to determine the best sources of poultry products: Chickens, eggs and everything in between. Buying chicken and eggs can be quite the headache.Poultry products…

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Source Matters: A Paleo Guide to Buying Protein and Grass Fed Whey

grass fed whey protein

With the explosion of supplements and subsequent “proprietary blends,” it seems like a good time to reevaluate one of the staples that people spend so much money on: whey protein. The ubiquitous “protein shake” is downed over and over but are we really looking at where it comes from and how we best utilize this…

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