Links About Safer Eating

Websites/Blogs and Books/Cookbooks:

Here's an excellent link to learn about the foods you CAN eat on the Paleo diet:

The Primal Blueprint 101 (via Mark Sisson):

My FAVORITE place to get recipes and figure out how to cook for the entire family!

Dr. Loren Cordain, the 'father' of the Paleo Diet.  I must admit that while he's not a "paleo hero" of mine, there's a TON of excellent information on his pages.  Here's his webpage:

The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf:  my FAVORITE person when it comes to Paleo!!  He truly writes geekspeak that ANYONE can follow and understand.  I bought his book, twice!  I have an eBook I keep with me, and a 'paper' book that I seem to never have in my possession as I loan it out ALL the time.

A blog that answers your questions, seemingly BEFORE you have them!  This site is a place you can ask and get answered your Paleo questions, or search for ones you're sure someone else has already asked.  It's also the place I head over to when I'm needing more scientific explanations.  They do a regular blog, too… just pieces of interest with clearly understandable explanations:

Another site that explains the Paleo diet and lifestyle…

UPDATES!!!  There are even more great sites out there now!!  Primal Journey" has changed to "Hungry for Balance" and she's not only got a great sense of humor, but I love the recipes and helpful advice she posts on her blog.  She, too, has been through it all and is a source of sanity in the insane world of weight loss blogs right now.

The Paleo Mom.  BEST place for information on the AutoImmune Protocol!! Oh my gosh!!  I get my BEST gluten-free, yet still Paleo, desserts from here!!  Just about every recipe I've tried from her site has been a winner!!  She also has other cookbooks out!  George Bryant.  I was originally drawn to this blog by his honest nature on how being a Marine took a toll on his health and changed his life.  BUT, his recipes kept me.  Great stories and great recipes.  Haven't bought his book yet... I will, though!

AND in leaving one of the best for last:  Diane Sanfilippo is a genius.  I first started reading her books and cooking using her recipes when I needed more information about Paleo with Practical Paleo.  she has AWESOME graphics and easy to understand reasons for eating the way we do.  THEN, I came across the 21 day sugar detox and was hooked.  I can EASILY slide down that carb and sugar slope, so have done the detox a few times to "get back on track".  It's NOT easy... but worth it!

Books and Cookbooks: 

1.     Ballantyne, Sarah. The Paleo Approach:  Reverse Autoimmune Disease and heal your body. Victory Belt Publishing, 2014.
2.   Davis, William. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health. Emmaus, Penn.: Rodale, 2011.
3.     Fragoso, Sarah. Everyday Paleo: Embracing a Natural Diet & Lifestyle to Increase Your Family's Health, Fitness, and Longevity. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2011.
4.     Gedgaudas, Nora T. Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts, 2011.
5.   Hartwig, Dallas & Melissa. It Starts With Food:  Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways. Las Vegas, NV: Victory Belt Publishing, 2012
6.     Joulwan, Melissa. Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat. Austin, TX: Smudge Pub., 2011.
7.   Kessler, Chris.  Your Personal Paleo Code:  The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life. New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2013.
8.     Mayfield, Julie, and Charles Mayfield. Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-free Kitchen. Las Vegas, [Nev.: Victory Belt Pub., 2011. 
9.   Sanfilippo, Diane.  The 21 Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally. Las Vegas, NV: Victory Belt Publishing, 2013.  
10. Sanfilippo, Diane.  Practical Paleo. Las Vegas, NV: Victory Belt Publishing, 2012.
11.  Sisson, Mark. The Primal Blueprint. Malibu, CA: Primal Nutrition, 2012. 
12.  Staley, Bill, and Hayley Mason. Make It Paleo: Over 200 Grain-free Recipes for Any Occasion. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2011.
13. Tam, Michelle & Fong, Henry.  Nom Nom Paleo:  Food for Humans. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013.
14.   Taubes, Gary. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health. New York: Anchor, 2008.
15.   Taubes, Gary. Why We Get Fat and What to Do about It. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
16. Walker, Danielle.  Against all Grain:  delectable paleo recipes to eat well & feel great. Las Vegas, NV: Victory Belt Publishing, 2013.  
17.  Wolf, Robb. The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet. Las Vegas: Victory Belt, 2010.