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FREE Health Events This Week

FREE Health Events This Week

Ever given much thought to the Psychology of Eating?

It’s time for a whole new understanding of our relationship with food, with this weeks free online Psychology of Eating event.

Obesity, overeating, body image concerns, emotional challenges with food, and diet-related health issues are with us more than ever. People have abundant access to nutrition facts and information, but need to search…

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New Post has been published on http://paleo.com.au/2014/07/free-health-events-week/FREE Health Events This WeekEver given much thought to the Psychology of Eating?
It’s time for a whole new understanding of our relationship with food, with this weeks free online Psychology of Eating event.
Obesity, overeating, body image concerns, emotional challenges with food, and diet-related health issues are with us more than ever. People have abundant access to nutrition facts and information, but need to search long and hard for true healing wisdom.
It’s time for an approach that honors all of who we are as eaters – body, mind, heart and soul. Get inspired by speakers from a variety of disciplines who have something unique and innovative to share.

Some topics include:
A Deeper Dive into Body Image
Neuroscience and Personal Change
A Holistic Approach to Eating Disorders
The Healing Power of Embodiment
Mindfulness based approaches to overeating
Sexuality and the Psychology of Eating
New insights into Weight
Culture, emotional health and metabolism
Hormones, Eating and Inner Health
The Gut-Psychology Connection
Spirituality and Nutrition
The Hidden Politics of Food
New Approaches to Nutritional Health
And much more…
Dates: July 21 – 26 Price: FREE Where: Online!Find Out More Here: http://paleo.com.au/Eating-Psychology
Also…

The Functional Health Summit is another free online event that has been running for the last few days – but there are still two days left.
In this event 39 leading experts in functional medicine, nutrition, exercise physiology, dentistry, immunology/allergy, psychiatry, mind-body medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and much, much more share their knowledge  in a way that you can understand and implement.
The Functional Health Summit Will Teach You– 
Why weight loss is never a one size fits all approach
Why your gut status is the key to restoring health
How to prevent disease before it happens
How medications can cause Leaky Gut
The common myths the food industry helps perpetuate
Why using an environmental dentist is crucial to oral health
Why everything you thought you knew about exercise is wrong
The schedule for the last two days:
Tuesday July 22 – Foods and Eating
• Kathy Smart – Change What You Eat, Change Your Life
• Dr. Jonathan Tait – How Eating the Wrong Food Can Cause Arthritis and Chronic Pain
• Ymis Barroeta – The Future of Food: Clean Eating Without Toxins
• Dr. Russell Jaffe – Food and Chemicals: A Hidden Cause of Disease
Wednesday July 23 – Aging Well
• John Rowley – Power of positive fitness
• Dan Ritchie, PhD – Exercises to Improve Your Balance, Mobility and Agility at Any Age
• Dr. Jeffrey Moss – Sarcopenia: How Age-Related Muscle Loss Contributes to Chronic Health Issues
• Dr. John Brimhall – 6 Steps to Maintaining Wellness At Any Age
Dates: July 14 – 23 Price: FREE Where: Online!Find Out More Here: http://paleo.com.au/Functional-Health
So even if you can only spare half an hour this week, check out these two free events – you never know, it could change your life!

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FREE Health Events This Week

Ever given much thought to the Psychology of Eating?

It’s time for a whole new understanding of our relationship with food, with this weeks free online Psychology of Eating event.

Obesity, overeating, body image concerns, emotional challenges with food, and diet-related health issues are with us more than ever. People have abundant access to nutrition facts and information, but need to search long and hard for true healing wisdom.

It’s time for an approach that honors all of who we are as eaters – body, mind, heart and soul. Get inspired by speakers from a variety of disciplines who have something unique and innovative to share.

2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference

Some topics include:

  • A Deeper Dive into Body Image
  • Neuroscience and Personal Change
  • A Holistic Approach to Eating Disorders
  • The Healing Power of Embodiment
  • Mindfulness based approaches to overeating
  • Sexuality and the Psychology of Eating
  • New insights into Weight
  • Culture, emotional health and metabolism
  • Hormones, Eating and Inner Health
  • The Gut-Psychology Connection
  • Spirituality and Nutrition
  • The Hidden Politics of Food
  • New Approaches to Nutritional Health
  • And much more…

Dates: July 21 – 26
Price: FREE
Where: Online!
Find Out More Here: http://paleo.com.au/Eating-Psychology

Also…

Functional Health Summit Free Online Event

The Functional Health Summit is another free online event that has been running for the last few days – but there are still two days left.

In this event 39 leading experts in functional medicine, nutrition, exercise physiology, dentistry, immunology/allergy, psychiatry, mind-body medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and much, much more share their knowledge  in a way that you can understand and implement.

The Functional Health Summit Will Teach You–

  • Why weight loss is never a one size fits all approach
  • Why your gut status is the key to restoring health
  • How to prevent disease before it happens
  • How medications can cause Leaky Gut
  • The common myths the food industry helps perpetuate
  • Why using an environmental dentist is crucial to oral health
  • Why everything you thought you knew about exercise is wrong

The schedule for the last two days:

Tuesday July 22 – Foods and Eating

• Kathy Smart – Change What You Eat, Change Your Life
• Dr. Jonathan Tait – How Eating the Wrong Food Can Cause Arthritis and Chronic Pain
• Ymis Barroeta – The Future of Food: Clean Eating Without Toxins
• Dr. Russell Jaffe – Food and Chemicals: A Hidden Cause of Disease

Wednesday July 23 – Aging Well

• John Rowley – Power of positive fitness
• Dan Ritchie, PhD – Exercises to Improve Your Balance, Mobility and Agility at Any Age
• Dr. Jeffrey Moss – Sarcopenia: How Age-Related Muscle Loss Contributes to Chronic Health Issues
• Dr. John Brimhall – 6 Steps to Maintaining Wellness At Any Age

Dates: July 14 – 23
Price: FREE
Where: Online!
Find Out More Here: http://paleo.com.au/Functional-Health

So even if you can only spare half an hour this week, check out these two free events – you never know, it could change your life!

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Recipe: Cajun Kale Chips

Have you tried making these yet?! Cajun Kale Chips

Kale chips have to be one of the easiest, tastiest, and most fun ways to eat copious amounts of this green superfood. They are really easy to make; they just require a little patience and delicate seasoning. They can be enjoyed sweet (I’ve made both cinnamon and chocolate kale chips, both of which were delicious!) and savoury, but in this recipe I’ve gone for a smoky, slightly spicy, Cajun…

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New Post has been published on http://paleo.com.au/2014/07/recipe-cajun-kale-chips/Recipe: Cajun Kale ChipsKale chips have to be one of the easiest, tastiest, and most fun ways to eat copious amounts of this green superfood. They are really easy to make; they just require a little patience and delicate seasoning. They can be enjoyed sweet (I’ve made both cinnamon and chocolate kale chips, both of which were delicious!) and savoury, but in this recipe I’ve gone for a smoky, slightly spicy, Cajun seasoning. You’re going to love my Cajun Kale Chips!

A quick note – If you’re using salt, sprinkle it on AFTER the kale chips are cooked. Otherwise, it will attract water to the kale and make them soggy. Also, don’t use olive oil, as the kale chips will have a bitter taste. Avocado and macadamia oils are both excellent choices.
Cajun Kale Chips Ingredients:

4 bunches kale


2 tbsp macadamia nut / avocado oil


1 tsp smoked paprika


1 tsp coriander


½ tsp cumin


½ tsp oregano


½ tsp black pepper


½ tsp cayenne pepper


Pinch of salt (optional)

Cajun Kale Chips How To:
1) Preheat your oven to 160C / 300F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2) Chop the kale. If you need to wash it, make sure it is COMPLETELY dry before you take any further steps. A bit of dirt never hurt anyone, so I skipped the washing stage.
3) In a large bowl, toss the kale leaves in the oil. Mix the spices together, and massage them onto the kale.
4) Place the kale onto the baking parchment, leaving space in between each soon to be chip. You may need to roast them in batches. Transfer to the top shelf of the oven, and bake for 20 minutes – do not open the oven at all in this time!
5) Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.

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Recipe: Cajun Kale Chips

Kale chips have to be one of the easiest, tastiest, and most fun ways to eat copious amounts of this green superfood. They are really easy to make; they just require a little patience and delicate seasoning. They can be enjoyed sweet (I’ve made both cinnamon and chocolate kale chips, both of which were delicious!) and savoury, but in this recipe I’ve gone for a smoky, slightly spicy, Cajun seasoning. You’re going to love my Cajun Kale Chips!

Paleo Snack Recipe Cajun Kale Chips

A quick note – If you’re using salt, sprinkle it on AFTER the kale chips are cooked. Otherwise, it will attract water to the kale and make them soggy. Also, don’t use olive oil, as the kale chips will have a bitter taste. Avocado and macadamia oils are both excellent choices.

Cajun Kale Chips Ingredients:

  • 4 bunches kale
  • 2 tbsp macadamia nut / avocado oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Cajun Kale Chips How To:

1) Preheat your oven to 160C / 300F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2) Chop the kale. If you need to wash it, make sure it is COMPLETELY dry before you take any further steps. A bit of dirt never hurt anyone, so I skipped the washing stage.
3) In a large bowl, toss the kale leaves in the oil. Mix the spices together, and massage them onto the kale.
4) Place the kale onto the baking parchment, leaving space in between each soon to be chip. You may need to roast them in batches. Transfer to the top shelf of the oven, and bake for 20 minutes – do not open the oven at all in this time!
5) Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying.

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Recipe: Cucumber Marigold Pickle

Recipe: Cucumber Marigold Pickle

Ever tried eating flowers? Not just any flowers of course, but so many are edible. I love marigolds in the garden, so thought I’d experiment with them in the kitchen. Turns out they have a bit of a citrus flavour, which went really well with the quick cucumber marigold pickle I made.

Paleo diet recipe marigold edible flower cucumber pickle

Cucumber Marigold Pickle Ingredients:
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Petals of 1 marigold head, washed
  • 1/2…

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New Post has been published on http://paleo.com.au/2014/07/recipe-cucumber-marigold-pickle/Recipe: Cucumber Marigold PickleEver tried eating flowers? Not just any flowers of course, but so many are edible. I love marigolds in the garden, so thought I’d experiment with them in the kitchen. Turns out they have a bit of a citrus flavour, which went really well with the quick cucumber marigold pickle I made.

Cucumber Marigold Pickle Ingredients:
Half a cucumber
1 teaspoon sea salt
Petals of 1 marigold head, washed
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
1/4 cup white vinegar
Splash extra virgin olive oil
Cucumber Marigold Pickle How To:
Slice the cucumber and add the salt in a bowl, to draw the liquid out. Put the bowl in the fridge for an hour.
Remove from the fridge and drain off all excess liquid.
Add the remaining ingredients, stir to combine and serve in a jar. This is a great side to take along to a picnic or barbecue.
Have you cooked with edible flowers before? I’d love to hear what you made and which flowers you used in the comments below.

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Recipe: Cucumber Marigold Pickle

Ever tried eating flowers? Not just any flowers of course, but so many are edible. I love marigolds in the garden, so thought I’d experiment with them in the kitchen. Turns out they have a bit of a citrus flavour, which went really well with the quick cucumber marigold pickle I made.

Paleo diet recipe marigold edible flower cucumber pickle

Cucumber Marigold Pickle Ingredients:

  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Petals of 1 marigold head, washed
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • Splash extra virgin olive oil

Cucumber Marigold Pickle How To:

Slice the cucumber and add the salt in a bowl, to draw the liquid out. Put the bowl in the fridge for an hour.

Remove from the fridge and drain off all excess liquid.

Add the remaining ingredients, stir to combine and serve in a jar. This is a great side to take along to a picnic or barbecue.

Have you cooked with edible flowers before? I’d love to hear what you made and which flowers you used in the comments below.

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Recipe: 4 Ingredient Paleo Bliss Bombs

Recipe: 4 Ingredient Paleo Bliss Bombs

I had a friend coming round yesterday and wanted to make a paleo treat – only problem was I didn’t have many ingredients. I’ve made these paleo treats before, but have always used lots of different ingredients. These came out great – sometimes it’s best to keep things simple!

Paleo Bliss Bombs Recipe

Paleo Bliss Bombs Ingredients:

(makes 9 balls)

  • Medjool dates (I used about 7)
  • Fresh strawberries (I used 5 as that was…

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New Post has been published on http://paleo.com.au/2014/07/recipe-4-ingredient-paleo-bliss-bombs/Recipe: 4 Ingredient Paleo Bliss BombsI had a friend coming round yesterday and wanted to make a paleo treat – only problem was I didn’t have many ingredients. I’ve made these paleo treats before, but have always used lots of different ingredients. These came out great – sometimes it’s best to keep things simple!

Paleo Bliss Bombs Ingredients:
(makes 9 balls)
Medjool dates (I used about 7)
Fresh strawberries (I used 5 as that was all I had!)
Almond meal (about 40g)
Shredded coconut (a handful)

Paleo Bliss Bombs How To:
This is so easy!
1) Remove the stones from the dates and de-hull the strawberries.
2) Put the dates and strawberries into a food processor or blender and whizz them until the form a paste. Add the almond meal and mix again.
3) Remove the mixture and use your hands to roll into equal size balls.
4)  I rolled some in the shredded coconut and left some coconut-less.
If I’d had the ingredients, I would have put a rasperry or nut in the centre and perhaps mixed some cacao powder in with the mixture.
Do you have a recipe for something similar to these bliss bombs? What do you use in yours?

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Recipe: 4 Ingredient Paleo Bliss Bombs

I had a friend coming round yesterday and wanted to make a paleo treat – only problem was I didn’t have many ingredients. I’ve made these paleo treats before, but have always used lots of different ingredients. These came out great – sometimes it’s best to keep things simple!

Paleo Bliss Bombs Recipe

Paleo Bliss Bombs Ingredients:

(makes 9 balls)

  • Medjool dates (I used about 7)
  • Fresh strawberries (I used 5 as that was all I had!)
  • Almond meal (about 40g)
  • Shredded coconut (a handful)

paleo diet bliss bombs recipe

Paleo Bliss Bombs How To:

This is so easy!

1) Remove the stones from the dates and de-hull the strawberries.

2) Put the dates and strawberries into a food processor or blender and whizz them until the form a paste. Add the almond meal and mix again.

3) Remove the mixture and use your hands to roll into equal size balls.

4)  I rolled some in the shredded coconut and left some coconut-less.

If I’d had the ingredients, I would have put a rasperry or nut in the centre and perhaps mixed some cacao powder in with the mixture.

Do you have a recipe for something similar to these bliss bombs? What do you use in yours?

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40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets

40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets

Call yourself paleo? Not unless you use these essential gadgets you’re not…

1. A strawberry hull remover

You haven’t been doing this by hand have you?

40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets tools pointless useless funny

2. The egg cuber

Essential for packed lunches and picnics to ensure your eggs don’t roll away.

3. Dedicated fruit and veg choppers…

I hope you aren’t using a knife? Oh no, you need a dedicated chopping tool for each variety of fruit and vegetable…

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1. A strawberry hull remover
You haven’t been doing this by hand have you?

2. The egg cuber
Essential for packed lunches and picnics to ensure your eggs don’t roll away.
3. Dedicated fruit and veg choppers…
I hope you aren’t using a knife? Oh no, you need a dedicated chopping tool for each variety of fruit and vegetable you use. Introducing the banana and strawberry chopper

4. A chop stir
You’ve not been wasting your time chopping and stirring separately have you?
5. The robo stir
Use a spoon you say?
6. The capsicum/ bell pepper preparer

Those seeds in the middle, you aren’t meant to eat them you know… this gadget removes the seeds. But you do still need a knife to chop the pepper up. So that’s erm, worthwhile.
7. Herb scissors
How else are you supposed to cut herbs?
8. The flavour injector
Because a marinade is just too marinade-y
9. The lettuce karate chopper

Clearly a knife or bare hands is too damaging for lettuce. You need to use a dedicated plastic karate chopper instead.
10. A pineapple slicer
Another fruit you’ve been cutting up all wrong. You need a pineapple slicer.
11. Avocado slicer
Don’t even think of using a knife when this is available
12. The banana saver
For all those times a whole banana is just too much

13. The apple peeler/ corer
How else are you going to peel it?
14. The cherry pitter
You mustn’t eat the stones you know
15. A mayonnaise knife
How have you been getting your paleo mayo out of the jar?
16. The omelette maker
Because using a pan is just too complex
17. Better bagger
To make sure your bags stay open and upright when you’re filling them. Just what every kitchen needs.

18. Finger spoons
Well cavemen didn’t have proper cutlery did they?
19. Microwave bacon tool
Because microwaved bacon just doesn’t compare to oven cooked bacon
20. The garlic peeler
There is no other way
21. Egg slicer
For when you don’t want to eat a whole egg
22. Kiwi scoop
Looks remarkably similar to that other device. What’s is called… oh yes – a spoon.
23. The butter warmer
Cold butter, urgh.
24. Pickle picker
How else are you going to get pickles out?
25. Asparagus peeler
Asparagus. Peel it.
26. Nutmeg slicer
What do you mean, you haven’t been slicing your nutmegs in a dedicated slicer?
27. Garlic roaster
Yep
28. Melon deseeder
You’ve got to get those seeds out properly.
29. Left handed wooden spatula
Essential for the left hander in your household.

30. Olive spoon
Well, if you’re going to eat olives, you’re going to need to get hold of them.
31. Self stirring mug
For your bullet proof coffee fix.
32. Towel-matic
Because it would be unhygenic to use your HANDS to tear off some paper towel.
33. Mango splitter
Surely everyone has one of these?
34. The mushroom brush
You’ve got to get the mud off somehow.
35. Grapefruit segmenter
It’s of vital importance to make sure your grapefruit is in equal sized segments.
36. Egg cracker
You know some of those recipes that ask for an egg? Well that means minus the shell, hence the need for this nifty gadget.
37. Tomato slicing tongs
Like a bit of tomato in your salad, but don’t want tomato hands?
38. Tomato slicer
Probably a good idea to have a back up tomato slicing option too.
39. Onion goggles
There’s no excuse for tears when cutting onions.

40. Egg scrambler
Every wondered how to make scrambled eggs? Wonder no more!
Do you have any of these super handy gadgets in your paleo kitchen? I’d love to hear which other tools you have hiding in your kitchen cupboards!

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40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets

Call yourself paleo? Not unless you use these essential gadgets you’re not…

1. A strawberry hull remover

You haven’t been doing this by hand have you?

40 essential paleo kitchen gadgets tools pointless useless funny

2. The egg cuber

Essential for packed lunches and picnics to ensure your eggs don’t roll away.

3. Dedicated fruit and veg choppers…

I hope you aren’t using a knife? Oh no, you need a dedicated chopping tool for each variety of fruit and vegetable you use. Introducing the banana and strawberry chopper

Banana strawberry chopper paleo gadgets

4. A chop stir

You’ve not been wasting your time chopping and stirring separately have you?

5. The robo stir

Use a spoon you say?

6. The capsicum/ bell pepper preparer

Capsicum bell pepper deseeder paleo

Those seeds in the middle, you aren’t meant to eat them you know… this gadget removes the seeds. But you do still need a knife to chop the pepper up. So that’s erm, worthwhile.

7. Herb scissors

How else are you supposed to cut herbs?

8. The flavour injector

Because a marinade is just too marinade-y

9. The lettuce karate chopper

lettuce karate chopper paleo gadget

Clearly a knife or bare hands is too damaging for lettuce. You need to use a dedicated plastic karate chopper instead.

10. A pineapple slicer

Another fruit you’ve been cutting up all wrong. You need a pineapple slicer.

11. Avocado slicer

Don’t even think of using a knife when this is available

12. The banana saver

For all those times a whole banana is just too much

banana saver paleo gadget

13. The apple peeler/ corer

How else are you going to peel it?

14. The cherry pitter

You mustn’t eat the stones you know

15. A mayonnaise knife

How have you been getting your paleo mayo out of the jar?

16. The omelette maker

Because using a pan is just too complex

17. Better bagger

To make sure your bags stay open and upright when you’re filling them. Just what every kitchen needs.

Better bagger paleo gadget

18. Finger spoons

Well cavemen didn’t have proper cutlery did they?

19. Microwave bacon tool

Because microwaved bacon just doesn’t compare to oven cooked bacon

20. The garlic peeler

There is no other way

21. Egg slicer

For when you don’t want to eat a whole egg

22. Kiwi scoop

Looks remarkably similar to that other device. What’s is called… oh yes – a spoon.

23. The butter warmer

Cold butter, urgh.

24. Pickle picker

How else are you going to get pickles out?

25. Asparagus peeler

Asparagus. Peel it.

26. Nutmeg slicer

What do you mean, you haven’t been slicing your nutmegs in a dedicated slicer?

27. Garlic roaster

Yep

28. Melon deseeder

You’ve got to get those seeds out properly.

29. Left handed wooden spatula

Essential for the left hander in your household.

left handed wooden spatula paleo gadget

30. Olive spoon

Well, if you’re going to eat olives, you’re going to need to get hold of them.

31. Self stirring mug

For your bullet proof coffee fix.

32. Towel-matic

Because it would be unhygenic to use your HANDS to tear off some paper towel.

33. Mango splitter

Surely everyone has one of these?

34. The mushroom brush

You’ve got to get the mud off somehow.

35. Grapefruit segmenter

It’s of vital importance to make sure your grapefruit is in equal sized segments.

36. Egg cracker

You know some of those recipes that ask for an egg? Well that means minus the shell, hence the need for this nifty gadget.

37. Tomato slicing tongs

Like a bit of tomato in your salad, but don’t want tomato hands?

38. Tomato slicer

Probably a good idea to have a back up tomato slicing option too.

39. Onion goggles

There’s no excuse for tears when cutting onions.

Onion goggles paleo essential gadget no tears

40. Egg scrambler

Every wondered how to make scrambled eggs? Wonder no more!

Do you have any of these super handy gadgets in your paleo kitchen? I’d love to hear which other tools you have hiding in your kitchen cupboards!

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