Review: The Good Dish-Positively Primal

July 25, 2014Positively-Primal

Review by Erin Van Genderen Originally featured in our Aug/Sept 2014 issue   With a busy week ahead, the thought of pre-prepared, perfectly portioned meals arriving on the doorstep assuages all kinds of stress: stress over what to eat when there’s no time to grocery shop; stress over maintaining healthy eating habits when time and […]

Review: The Big Fat Surprise

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Review by Erin Van Genderen Originally featured in our Aug/Sept 2014 issue   Finally – A mainstream book praising all the best fats, the saturated ones like tallow, lard, butter and coconut oil. Written by investigative reporter Nina Teicholz, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in A Healthy Diet traces the […]

Review: Tessemae’s

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Review by Erin Van Genderen Originally featured in our Aug/Sept 2014 issue   It’s difficult to trust even the most ardent professions of “all-natural” ingredients these days, particularly when it comes to sauces and dressings. Somehow, it’s easy to sneak in unwholesome ingredients into our what should be a simple oil-and-vinegar salad dressing, or a […]

Review: Kasandrinos Olive Oils

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Review by Erin Van Genderen Originally featured in our Aug/Sept 2014 issue   Quality fats from reputable sources can be difficult to come by. The process of hydrogenation has made even honest lipids susceptible to some scrutiny. So when a company emerges with a focus on purity and transparency in the creation of their product, […]

Review: Dang Coconut Chips

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Review by Erin Van Genderen Originally featured in our Aug/Sept 2014 issue   Dang Foods was born in the kitchen. Founder Vincent Kitirattagarn grew up eating his mother’s authentic Thai recipes gathered from her childhood in Bangkok, and developed an early appreciation for the diversity of flavor in the many cultures of the world. As […]

Review: Beautiful Practice by Frank Forencich

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Review by Erin Van Genderen Originally featured in our Aug/Sept 2014 issue   Beautiful Practice: A Whole-Life Approach to Health, Performance And The Human Predicament Frank Forencich has an answer to how to meet the challenges of modern life, be they from ecological destruction, debilitating stress or the spread of disease. The suffering of our […]

Paleo on a Budget

July 2, 2014Farmers-Market-Tomatoes

By: Gabi Moskowitz Perhaps one of the most common reasons people shy away from Paleo eating is what is often perceived as a prohibitively expensive price tag. “Grass-fed,” “Pasture-Raised,” and “Organic” signal one big red flag to the budget-conscious shopper: “Too Expensive!” But with a few simple swaps and a little extra effort and planning, […]

The Original Paleo Post Workout Meal

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By: Tony Federico   Crouched by the fire, tired yet exhilarated, the successful hunter gorges on the spoils of his efforts. Whether it was a comb of honey still squirming with somnolent bees, an ash-dusted joint of meat, a briny quivering oyster, or an egg supped from it’s shell, this meal would have been the […]

The Top Ten Best Berries for Paleo

June 12, 2014

By: Erin Van Genderen   As some of the most antioxidant-packed gems available in nature, berries are a prime target for both nutrition and pleasure when following a Paleo diet template. Berries are relatively low in fructose, and as such make a superb treat when The Sugar Dragon rears its ugly head – not only […]

Toward a Fitter Future – An Interview with Jen Sinkler

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By Lauren Bedosky   As the director of the women’s-only group strength training series at The Movement Minneapolis – a small, inconspicuous gym tucked between a pharmacy and a dry cleaner’s – Jen Sinkler strives to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can enjoy fitness. But that doesn’t mean clients shouldn’t expect to […]