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You think our waistlines are expanding aggressively by the minute from our broken food system? You’re right, but I have worse news for you. We have a much larger and damaging obesity epidemic that’s harder to spot. In the age of the Internet, individuals are chowing down on the informational equivalent of Snickers bars and Big […]

Tip: This post is a bit dense. If you just want to know what I’m eating on a day to day basis, skip to the bottom. I’d suggest reading the whole thing for context though 🙂 If there’s any saying that I try to live by, it would be always learning. This is something that I’ve […]

Without a doubt, the biggest health trend of 2017 is the ketogenic diet. Everyone is looking how to get “keto” for magical health benefits, but I’m here to tell you something different. Ketosis is not healthy. That’s right, I said it. Elevated ketone levels do not equal elevated health levels. A ketogenic diet certainly can […]

Lightspeed travel. Immortality. Drinking a gallon of milk in 30 minutes. These are things that are all seemingly impossible, or at least unable to be achieved in my lifetime. I have new hope. I just conquered an item on this list of impossible feats and have lived to tell my story. I went without coffee […]

Keto is so hot right now. Ketosis is the new kale, paleo, and superfood trend all wrapped up into one. The keto trend is also impressive as it is making a somewhat complicated nutritional approach that provides tons of health benefits something buzz-worthy that is now getting attention.  However, because of the booming growth, everyone […]

  Would you like to lose some fat? A ketogenic diet is a pretty good tool to help you reach your goal. You can use exogenous ketones which have been a popular way to help get people into ketosis and comply with the transition from eating carbs to eating fats. Once in ketosis, use real food to […]

  You’ve been on a short fast, but your mental energy is lagging, your physical performance is struggling and you feel like you need a pick me up. You reach for some exogenous ketones as this is what the benefits of the products claim, but wait! Won’t that kick you out of your fast? Won’t […]

CrossFit recently wrapped up with their highest participation ever in their CrossFit Open. This time period is when I usually see people climb out of the woodwork to try to figure out all of their chronic (and acute) physical pain. This is also the time where most people demonize CrossFit. This isn’t the fault of […]

I’m writing this while sitting on a chair hurtling through the atmosphere at 600 mph, 40,000 feet above the ground, going somewhere that is not for direct work. Actually, the purpose is entirely contrary to work but to step back and reevaluate the chaos that is my work. Yet, I’m not taking a vacation. I […]

With seeing patients, operating this website, Perfect Keto, pureWOD, Health Fit Business, Movement Providers, all on top of advising a few companies, I need to be as effective and efficient as possible throughout the day just to stay afloat. There has to be a superhuman level of strategy and productivity to keep this juggling act […]

We all probably know coffee as the delicious beverage that we start our day with, but coffee is much more serious than that. I certainly have an addiction. There is proof online here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And that’s just in the last 24 hours of my Instagram.  […]

We’re nearing the end of the ketosis experiment I started two months ago, so it is time to recap the data and see where we’ve come. Before you piss your pants with excitement, I have some bad news for you.  Unfortunately, last week is the first time that I got a lot of the initial lab […]

Are you making a critical mistake when it comes to ketosis? I’ve been extremely guilty of it in the past.  One of the biggest mistakes for people trying to improve their health is the misconception that a low carbohydrate diet equals a ketogenic diet. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case and could be killing your efforts to […]

Beta…hydro…what? Technical and “science-y” words can be super intimidating, but we’re here to break down one of the top buzz words in the ketogenic diet community — betahydroxybutryate (or BHB). We’ll chat all about what BHB is, why you’d want to use it for energy, and all about side effects and benefits of BHB. WHO […]

What mistakes are you making when it comes to your health? I know I’ve been making plenty. That’s why I’m tracking my data in this recent ketosis experiment that I’m doing. What about you? Most people think that the ketogenic diet is just “low-carb” which leads them to make many mistakes that prevent them from […]

Having high levels of ketones doesn’t mean you’re automatically getting all of the benefits. Luckily, research shows us that there’s an easy way to know if you’re in prime therapeutic mode so you can be confident you’re getting the best results.  Ketosis can already be complicated if you don’t test and figure out what kicks […]

This article will undoubtedly put me in some hot water with some within the paleo scene. Bring it on. After much misinformation, I believe it’s time to come out in defense of dairy. The good news is that I’m going to show you how you can easily test to see, if you can safely tolerate […]

I have to be honest with you. I’ve been making some critical mistakes. I was assuming that I was in ketosis for months but I’m now finding out that isn’t the case. Not even close. I’ve finally hunkered down and have been measuring my ketones the right way and the results have been pretty surprising. […]

There is a funny thing that happens in American culture when you say the word “diet.” People immediately make a few judgements. Either you are trying to lose weight, or there is something mysteriously wrong with you that you need to fix. I don’t buy into either of these assumptions. In my recent posts about […]

The results are in! Here are the results of my ketosis experiment. This post will detail my four-day fast ketosis kickoff period. So… if you think I’m going nuts and wondering why the hell I would fast, well, one, I can assure you I’m not and two, I suggest you read my highly informational article on why I […]

  I’ve already gotten a lot of questions from people on how I’ve been eating while I’m running my ketogenic diet research experiment. The answer? Not that much differently than right now. As I wrote in the original article, I had already been doing about 60% ketogenic diet, and the main differences will be an […]

Why the hell would anyone want to fast?! This is a question I was blasted with when I mentioned recently that I’d been fasting. I’m used to pushback from people when something I do goes against a strongly held paradigm. This time the challenged belief is “humans need to eat every few hours or else […]

At this point, I consider myself pretty immune to what internet trolls say to me. I have a pretty tough skin, usually laugh off nonsensical comments, and carry on with my day. This last time was different.   When checking the social media account for my ketosis supplement company, Perfect Keto, I noticed a rather […]

Truth-be-told, I probably went a little overboard when explaining why I decided to ditch “paleo” . Yeah, I included a lot of words, and one hell of a fancy graph. But…after the article made a few rounds, I realized I was missing something important – I never mentioned my replacements for “paleo.” If you read my last article, […]

Disclaimer: To set the record straight before we get any further, I do not dislike anything “paleo.” Please do not scan through this post, write a negative comment, or send me a scathing email without reading the article in its entirety. If you criticize me blindly, you are reinforcing my point. Ideas can be dangerous. […]

You have probably heard about the new craze in health foods: bone broth. Strangely enough, this is one of those foods that we had been consuming as humans for a very long time, then recently stopped, now it is a “superfood.” Eating like we are supposed to and have been for a long time is […]

One of the hottest crazes of the last year or so definitely has to be Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Coffee. Bulletproof Coffee is the practice of buying Mr. Asprey’s specific blend of beans, and mixing them with his specific proprietary supplements and grass-fed butter. But are there any bulletproof coffee benefits? His claim is that this […]

Supplements are sometimes looked at as sacrilege in the paleo template, but that is not how I see them. Essentially, if it can be used for benefit by your body with no negative consequence, you would be a fool to not utilize it. I’m writing a series of blog posts on supplements so people can […]

Creatine gets a bad rap sometimes but is commonly misunderstood. This is why I’ve chosen to write the definitive guide to creatine benefits.

One of the biggest problems patients of mine have when we work with their nutrition is incessant night time hunger and how to stop food cravings. The good news is if you’re looking how to fix late night hunger cravings, it can be a very simple set of solutions.

Every Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. Welcome […]

Every Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. This […]

Every Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. Some […]

Every Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. Some […]

Each Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. One […]

Each Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. Snap, […]

Each Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, […]

Each Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at [email protected], or comment on the Facebook, […]

Well, I started posting “How To” articles with How To Make Your Own Bacon and a lot of people came back to me and told me it changed their entire lives. With unlimited custom bacon at their disposal, people are claiming nothing can hold them back and they are able to now conquer any task […]

For those of you who have read my articles before, you likely know I’m not the biggest proponent of “diets” in general and don’t agree with the overly simplistic view that calories in equal calories out. Things have changed though. I have flip flopped and since come up with the most revolutionary diet of all […]

This post is going to appear to many of you to be very off topic. Great! Why your low back hurts doesn’t seem too “paleo” from the surface. Food and nutrition are excellent, but they don’t encompass entirely what I consider “paleo”, as I’ve stated before. We need to widen our paleo and primal lens from food […]

This is going to be a part in our ongoing “How To DIY” section on the website to help you become craftier not only in the kitchen, but the rest of your life as well! We will be launching a new refresh soon with a dedicated section, but for now enjoy the first post on […]

With the big game day approaching, you better get ready with some big game day recipes! Even if you don’t like football, chances are you’ll be around some type of gathering. We have the half time show, commercials, socializing, and best of all – the snacks. So hey, if you don’t want to enjoy the […]

13% of the US population use Keurig cups or other single cup coffee EACH DAY. It was equally baffling to me the prevalence of single cup coffee use when traveling throughout Europe recently. Every hotel lobby, room and a good portion of restaurants were fully stocked with single cup machines. Old stale (usually flavored) coffee […]

The popular site, BuzzFeed, wrote a pretty great guide on getting started with the paleo diet in the New Year. The guide has a lot of fantastic information for people trying to make positive changes. However, there are some items in the article that I think could use a little help for paleo newbies. Here […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 30 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 1 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 28 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 27 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 26 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 25 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 24 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 23 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 22 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

  Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 21 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 20 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 19 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 18 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

The following is a guest post from Dr. Tyler Tonso of BodyBalance Chiropractic and Wellness in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While paleo has gained notoriety and risen in popularity recently, there still seems to be confusion on the difference between the paleo diet and the Atkins diet. Some people think, “Meat and no carbs….so it’s the Atkins […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 17 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 16 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 15 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 14 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 13 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 12 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 11 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 10 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 9 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 8 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 7 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 6 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 5 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 4 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 3 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 2 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Looking to make healthier choices? Perfect! This is Day 1 of 30 of my 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out the get started page. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show me by tagging me with […]

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, and 75% of Americans are deficient. It regulates over 1000 processes in your body and does much more than build strong and healthy bones. Check out our previous article for more information why vitamin D is so crucial. Up for review is PurePharma D3– one of their three available supplements. Do you […]

Next up in our Source Matters series is a guide to buying healthy seafood. Figuring out how to properly source these little monsters can be quite the ordeal. This post is an attempt to simplify the process of buying seafood for you. Check out our previous installments on beef, poultry, produce, dairy, and coffee. With […]

There are people who eat healthy and enjoy helping others eat healthy, and then there are the paleo police. The paleo police seem ready to jump at any opportunity to throw you into paleo prison if every aspect of your life isn’t like a caveman’s. No other “diet” is as strictly scrutinized and patrolled as paleo. But […]

It’s always great to see and hear about people striving for proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. However, something I will never understand is planning to eat “cheat day meals”. You don’t cheat on your food. What you eat is different from your significant other, an exam, a poker game, or your taxes. For those […]

Next in our healthy guide in our Source Matters series is buying healthy dairy. You can check out our previous paleo guides on beef, poultry, produce, and coffee. Wait, do you hear that? Those are the paleo police sirens coming to lock me up in paleo prison! “Paleo” can be using whatever your body can for optimal performance, […]

This is a healthy buying guide and continuation of our Source Matters series. Feel free to check out previous installments on red meat, poultry, and coffee. Here I’ll highlight why, where and how to start buying healthy vegetables and fruits possible for maximum health benefits. Buying healthy vegetables and fruits isn’t really as easily as it sounds. For the most part, […]

I’ve been getting a lot of questions since our last post on why raw eggs won’t kill you and why you even need to be eating egg yolks. What is egg yolk nutrition? Are they safe? Healthy? You’ve seen it before: restaurants touting a healthier version of an omelet or breakfast sandwich, made only with […]

When I eat raw eggs, I often get disgusted looks and hear “Gross! Aren’t you worried about getting sick and dying from eating raw eggs?!” No. I’m not. And if by chance I hit the lottery and actually contracted a food borne illness, then actually had symptoms from it, I would deal with a few […]

Many people have heard of magnesium, but what does magnesium do, really? Why should we worry about it? Should we supplement? These are all important questions that we’ll address in this article. UPDATE: I was sick of not having an all-in-one night time supplement containing magnesium, so I made one. Click here to checkout Momental Mend and use code […]

Often times, people let their diet go while traveling. Knowing how to stay healthy on the road can be a lifesaver. It will prevent getting sick, inflammation, and poor mood. However, it can be tricky for convenience reasons, reduced accessibility to good choices, or lack of knowledge. Here are seven ways to make better decisions and […]

Is there a best way to cook an egg? If you’ve ever wondered how to cook eggs to maximize nutrition, you’re in the right spot. When you are cooking eggs there is definitely a hierarchy to extracting and preserving nutrients and making the egg as nutritious as it can be. Now that you’re an expert […]

When people think of vitamin D they generally think it does one thing – build bones. It turns out it does much, much more. Vitamin D controls over 1000 processes in your body. When you are completely deficient, you end up with dysregulation of mineralization in your bones called rickets. When you’re not at optimal […]

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 […]

Recently I wrote an in depth article on how to buy healthy chicken and eggs. The next installment of the Source Matters series addresses how to buy healthy meats. These guidelines apply to all of the ruminants: cows, sheep, goats, bison, lamb and others – simply buying healthy meats. Rumination refers to the process of chewing up, […]

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. […]

We just wrote a lengthy post on the importance of whey protein. This second guide will cover how to determine the best sources of poultry products: How to buy healthy chickens, eggs and everything in between. Buying healthy chicken and eggs can be quite the headache. Poultry products typically have some of the most wrongly marketed and deceiving labels of […]