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Some Primal Play at Dog Park

While the hubby’s away, I decided to take our pooch to Dog Park. Not only does Harley get some exercise in (I usually walk with her around the neighborhood, but noisy cars and barking dogs spook her), she also has the chance to socialize with other dogs – both are mandatory when living with an energetic, athletic breed…

If Functional Medicine Fails, I Have a Backup Plan

Since deciding to put complete trust in my Functional Medicine doctor, the weight of worry has been lifted. I am somewhat concerned about needing to mess with hormones at the gate, but I also realize that in my case it’s too late for preventative measures. At 41 years of age, we just may have entered the patch-up-what-you-can…

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My beef with Meetup.com

I’m being reminded why organizing a group on Meetup.com drives me batty. First off, many profiles are fake. You can tell this by how many topics of interest one has. Fake accounts tend to have interests that run a mile long and/or the member belongs to dozens of Meetup groups but never attends an event. Not…

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Exploring New Frontiers and Getting Lost on Purpose

It’s time for me to stop everything, prioritize and begin anew. We’re approaching the second half of 2015 after all. Therefore, it only seems appropriate. So here it goes: No more labeling how I eat or being afraid to temporarily deviate from any particular diet. No more measuring my body through scales, tape, calipers, or ketone/glucose…

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Zero Carb Update: Day 60

I hope the worst part of the Zero Carb detox phase is behind me. It’s probably lasting longer than most since I’m dealing with complicated health issues like Chronic Lyme and methylation defects hindering my body’s ability to process toxins (more on this later). I thought I found the perfect place to heal Lyme and MTHFR…

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Paleo f(x) 2015 in Austin, TX

I recently traveled to Austin, Texas to attend my first Paleo f(x), and oh, the incredible time I had. The founders and owners Michelle and Keith Norris, along with volunteers, vendors, sponsors and speakers, obviously put a lot of effort into creating this three day event. I was thoroughly impressed with how smoothly everything ran…

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Zero Carb Update: Day 30

My first full month of Zero Carb is behind me. I consumed only pastured meat and water, and I’m still alive to write about it. No breaks in chronic headaches or hormonal migraine attacks yet, but there might be a slight improvement in severity of pain. As you can see below, my keto rash Prurigo…

Is An All-Meat Diet Really So Extreme?

Originally posted on Eat Meat. Drink Water.:
The Zero Carb interview I did with The Andersen Family was recently shared on the popular Facebook page Authority Nutrition. It generated several hundred comments from readers. Some of the comments were sincere and thoughtful, while others were down right ignorant and unkind. Even though Charlene – the…

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Keto Rash Update: Day 22

The rash is still doing its thing. But as I’ve mentioned before, it’s a lot more sparse on Zero Carb than it used to be on a LCHF diet. The redder spots are new flare-ups, and the browner areas is the hyperpigmentation I’m left with as the rash dissipates. This repeats over and over, but…