Shedding Light on Food Labels

Sticking to natural, unprocessed foods will always give you an edge when it comes to deciphering food labels. For those times when you can’t avoid it, here’s a breakdown of what all those catch words really mean. Going Organic Not all foods that are certified “organic” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are 100% organic. … Read more

The Ugly Truth of GMOs

It’s generally understood by those of us in the CrossFit world, the loyal paleo-eaters and zone-dieters, that going organic in our diet is key to high performance in our workouts, better recovery and an overall healthier lifestyle. Heck, even the general population knows this, but often times avoids buying organic produce because they may not … Read more

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Going Paleo Without Really Trying

Unless you’ve been lying under a pile of bumper plates, you’ve heard the benefits of the Paleo Diet. So many of us want to ‘Go Paleo’, but there are many apprehensions when it comes to starting. Do I have to cook all the time? Do I have to jump in cold turkey? Do I have … Read more

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Dehydration can cost you a 30% drop in performance, not to mention excruciating cramps or worse. Here are a few tips to keep your performance and overall health in check.

Breaking Down the Zone Diet

The Zone Diet remains one of the most misunderstood concepts in nutrition. The best way to understand the Zone Diet is that it represents a blueprint for putting together food ingredients to generate the best possible hormonal responses to control inflammation.

How My Family Started Eating Like Cavemen, Part 2

By Amber Close May was our first Paleo-versary, the one year mark of my family’s switch to eating Paleo – no grains, no dairy, no legumes, no sugar, just real foods and clean meats. In anticipation of this anniversary, I spent some time reflecting on how going Paleo changed our lives since we first took … Read more