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Coffee 101: What’s In It, Toxicity Levels, & Caffeine

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Today we have a special guest post for you, that comes to us from Rachel Fiske, a Holistic Nutrition Consultant, graduate of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition, and a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Rachel works with individual clients, focusing on issues of weight management, GI problems, hormonal imbalances, fatigue and more via a whole foods diet and lifestyle …

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Book Review: Go with Your Gut by Robyn Youkilis

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Need some serious recipe and get healthy inspiration? I am so, so excited to share my dear friend Robyn Youkilis’s new book: GO WITH YOUR GUT: The Insider’s Guide to Banishing the Bloat with 75 Digestion-Friendly Recipes is available for pre-order! I love Robyn for her slightly-sassy, no-nonsense tips and her seriously to die for recipes. Did you listen to …

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Podcast Episode #205: Dishing with Juli Bauer of PaleOMG

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Topics: 1. What’s new for you from Diane [1:50] 2. Our guest, Juli Bauer [3:41] 3. A new thing Juli’s into right now [6:23] 4. Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook [8:18] 5. How did you start out and create PaleOMG? [11:47] 6. Recommendations for a newbie blogger [14:18] 7. Finding the creativity for recipes [15:41] 8. Shifting from blogging to a …

Supporting Your 21DSD: 21-Tips for Not-Sweet Sips

Diane Sanfilippo Food & Recipes, Sugar & Sweeteners 2 Comments

What can I put in my coffee? If I don’t like the taste of water, what else can I drink? And…what the heck is kombucha? These are questions that you might ask if you are new to Paleo or doing The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD). And for many folks, eliminating the sugar greatly reduces the types of drinks that they …

Fermentation 101 with Jill Ciciarelli, author of Fermented (and a giveaway!)

Diane Sanfilippo Book Reviews, Books, Events, & Programs, Contests & Giveaways, Food & Recipes, Real Food 101 7 Comments

Hello Balanced Bites fans! I’m Jill Ciciarelli and I’m the keeper of the blog, and the author of the just-released book, Fermented: A Four-Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods. I am really grateful to Diane for asking me to write a little something for her readers. (Thanks, Diane!) So, in thinking about what to write for all of you …

My take on: Flax, chia, juice cleanses, green smoothies & juicing

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Those of you who follow my blog and listen to my podcasts know that I am not particularly dogmatic about what is “allowed” and “not allowed” on a Paleo/Primal/Real Foods type of diet. My approach is to help you understand how food should work in your body and empower you to choose foods that provide optimal, nutrient-dense fuel for your body.  …

Meet your meat: A visit to Harvest Home Meats – 100% grass-fed and finished beef in PA.

Diane Sanfilippo Beef, Pork & Lamb, Featured, Food & Recipes 5 Comments

As soon as you take diversity out of the system, you create a lot of different problems… every plant has a purpose and, with grazing, the more diversity the better… the key to healthy soils is diversity.  – Rich DiFebo on modern-day agriculture/monoculture crops The amount of respect that I have for those who take the time to grow and …

Why supporting local farms matters: a personal perspective, not a political one.

Diane Sanfilippo Beef, Pork & Lamb, Featured, Food & Recipes 11 Comments

I am not exactly what you would call a farm-friendly type of gal. I attended the Sustainable Farm Dinner on Friday evening (part of the AHS after-hours festivities) in the barn, but it was raining pretty hard and the tour that was scheduled for before the dinner was cancelled. When we arrived at the farm for dinner, it was already …