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Back to School: Whats in your childs lunch?

Elana Amsterdam Enjoying Every day

Setting the record straight

Paleo Myths & Facts

Non-Responsive Celiac Disease

When Eating Gluten-Free is Not Enough
Aug/Sept 2013 Apr/May 2012

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Executive Editor

Cain Credicott
Creative Director/Photographer

Tammy Credicott
Graphic Designer

Kate Miller
Research Proofreader

Amy Kubal, RD
Research Roundup

Sara Cook
Contributing Photographers

Lauren Zurchin Daniel Hirsh Peggy Emch Adam Farrah

Recipe Designer/Photographer

Amie Valpone

Paleo Magazine Advisory Board

Robb Wolf Nora Gedgaudas Amy Kubal, RD Aglae Jacob, MS, RD Melissa Hartwig, CISSN, RKC Jaclyn Nadler, MD

Our Mission

Paleo Magazine was founded with the purpose of providing readers with the information they need to live strong, vibrant, healthy lives. We are dedicated to partnering with leaders in the Paleo community to spread the knowledge of ancestral health principles, without the influence of Big Pharma or Big Agriculture.

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Adam Farrah is a popular blogger and author of The Paleo Dieters Missing Link. He holds a BS in Chemistry Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut and multiple CrossFit & IKFF Kettlebell certifications. Once suffering from Ulcerative Colitis he has regained his health through Paleo.

Tony Federico runs the popular site,, founded the Orlando Paleo Diet Meetup Group and is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health & Fitness Specialist. His holistic approach to exercise and diet has allowed him the opportunity to help transform peoples lives.

Frank Forencich is an internationally recognized leader in health education and performance training. He earned his BA at Stanford University in human biology and neuroscience and has over 30 years teaching experience in martial arts, functional movement and health promotion.

Aglae Jacob, MS, RD has had a life

long interest in the connection between food and health. She is a Registered Dietitian that offers personalized, holistic nutrition counseling to clients around the world. She specializes in digestive health, blood sugar regulation and fertility. You can visit her online at

Jason Kremer, DC, CCSP, CSCS

is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner who specializes in gastrointestinal conditions. His whole body approach involves looking upstream at the root causes of everything from skin conditions to IBS, migraines to autoimmune diseases.

Amy Kubal, RD is a Registered and

Licensed Dietitian specializing in the Paleo Diet and performance nutrition. She works with athletes and individuals looking to improve their overall health and performance paleo-style.

Tyler Miles lives in New Hampshire

with his wife Kristyn, young son Greyson and his dog Cassius. He enjoys all things fitness, nutrition and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Probably more than his full-time employer would prefer...

Karen Phelps is a freelance writer and

marketing/communications consultant based in southern Oregon. Having transformed her own health and well-being with ancestral nutrition and movement, shes sharing the journey with others. Dispatches can be found at her blog and on Twitter @Feralization.

Liz Wolfe is a Certified Nutritional Therapy

Practitioner who advises individuals and non-profits on good nutrition. Shes an ambassador to Steves Club National Program and co-hosts the top-rated Balanced Bites Podcast. She can be found at or at her personal blog,

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the

Editor-in-Chief of Based in Manhattan, she specializes in simple gluten-free and dairy-free clean recipes for the home cook. After healing herself from six years of chronic pain, Amie now works to inspire others to clean up their diets too.

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38 Elana Amsterdam


By Tony Federico

We chat with Elana to talk gluten, her blog & how she keeps herself grounded.

46 Paleo Facts & Myths

By Loren Cordain, PhD; Amy Kubal, MS, RD, LN & Nell Stephenson
Setting the record straight on what is, and isnt, paleo.

57 Non-Responsive Celiac

By Aglae Jacob, MS, RD

What to do when eating gluten-free isnt enough.

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The Paleo diet allows for absolutely amazing food. Please, no drooling on the pages.

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Parting words on daily Paleo living from our very own, Average Joe.

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ot too long ago, while chatting about healthy diets and exercise, I had an extended family member tell me that I was wasting my time with my restrictive diet and weird lifestyle. This was coming from a man who smokes regularly, eats just about anything he wants, takes a bazillion medications and avoids exercise at just about any cost. When I asked him what he meant by wasting my time," he said, Why stress and wear yourself out, youre ultimately going to die anyway, might as well have some fun. This made me think. Do most people agree? Is the general, unspoken consensus that we just want to do whats fun and feels good, regardless of how it affects our health because, in the end, it doesnt matter since were all just going to die anyway? Since the end is coming no matter what, why should we care about our health at all? Why not just load up on salty, sugary food, trade our kettlebells in for Xboxes and big screens and ride out this short stint on Earth in a sugar-filled haze? Ill tell you why - because anyone who assumes that striving for better health is a waste of time is completely missing the point. Attaining, and maintaining, the best health we can isnt about fulfilling ...delusional promises of infinite sex appeal and immortality. (pg 18) Its not even about trying to eek out a couple extra years of life on the back end.

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Its about giving you the opportunity to truly live the life you want. Its about having more energy, more drive and more passion so you can help make our world a better place than it was before you got here.
The fact is, each one of us has the power to shape and change the world thats evolving right now (pg 16) and youll never have a better opportunity to build the life and the lifestyle you want. (pg 16) One of the major drivers of this whole paleo train is the fact that many of us simply dont believe, or accept, that the status quo is good enough. Were questioning everything from the sustainability, ethicality and health of our massive, GMO-filled food system to the advice from experts to mindlessly walk on the treadmill for countless hours. With every Paleo Magazine is my favorite mag ever! I anticipate its arrival like I used to anticipate the ice cream truck as a kid ;) Jenn W via Facebook I was excited on Fathers Day when I got a subscription to your great magazine! Sam M via Facebook I love this Paleo Magazine, it is filled with lots of useful information to better help keep me and my family on this healthy lifestyle journey. Chandra A via Facebook I love this magazine!! Sheryl B via Facebook Looooove the Paleo life!!!! Barbara A via Facebook Recording a radio show with @ paleomagazine right now. Great talk with Tony @CookingCaveman on Twitter Got my first issue of @paleomagazine yesterday. Already read half and am in love!! @vEcleve_land on Twitter Glad to see there is now a Paleo Magazine, to recreate the periodicals our ancestors wouldve hunted and/or gathered. @LeanMachineNYC on Twitter @AdamFarrah Wonderful article in @paleomagazine Finding Your Lifes Purpose #kudos @thecharlesiwas on Twitter Got my first @paleomagazine in the mail! Cant wait to go home and get my learn on! @CuriousCvmanda on Twitter

question asked, and demand for an answer, we are slowly, but surely, changing the direction of the world we live in. Were recognizing that
when [we] buy local food, [were] helping develop roots in [our] community that go beyond a quant, trendy notion. (pg 54) Were turning off the TVs, getting outside and remembering that getting fit can happen in many places," (pg 94) not just at the gym. I believe that by striving for a healthier life for ourselves as individuals, were also creating a healthier life for our family, our community and the planet as a whole. So, while its true that level of dietary perfection will insulate us from the ravages of time," (pg 18) I have no plans to give up my weird lifestyle any time soon.


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paleo myths & facts

Paleo Reality vs. Rule Bending

By: Amy Kubal, MS, RD, LN
Caves, fire pits, mammoth hunts and lots of grunting? Yeah, thats Paleo. Meat, veggies, some fruit, nuts and seeds? Yeah, totally Paleo. Condos, microwaves and complete sentences uh, not Paleo. Heavy cream, almond flour, sugar (even the natural stuff)? You guessed it. Not gonna be something our grunting grandparents EVER had access to. So, you say youre Paleo but do you even know what that really means and is it even possible in todays world? Paleo today looks a whole lot different than it did 100 million years ago. Lets just say, that like us, Paleo has evolved but not all evolution is good. Sure, paleo is a darn healthy way to eat and live, but only if you do it right. Its important to remember the basic paleo tenants because what is and what isnt truly paleo is the same now as it was back in the time of the square wheel. Lately the popularity of this prehistoric lifestyle has skyrocketed and the waters well, to say theyve been muddied would be an understatement. Weve gone from good old H2O to tar pits. The evolutionary chain has some broken links and unfortunately there are quite a few people falling prey to the myths and misconceptions that have surfaced. Its time to take paleo back to its roots. Now, you dont have to live by these tenants and you are more than welcome to choose your shade of paleo but its important to know the framework and to recognize when youre coloring outside the lines. So, take notes folks. This is gonna be handy! muffins, artificial sweeteners (yes, even stevia), daily honey or maple syrup, pounds of bacon, protein powders You get the picture. Many of the things that have become popular as the Paleo movement has grown push the limits of what paleo really was and is. Note: Treats are totally okay every once and a while but they should not be making daily appearances on your plate. I know, some of you hate me a little bit right now, and maybe youre having a hard time understanding all of this, but take my hand and lets walk through it together by looking at some of the most common myths and misconceptions out there.

The 32 ounce Rib Eye

Lets start with a simple definition of what Paleo is in its purest form. Basically, its a diet of lean or grass fed meats, wild caught fish, vegetables, some fruit and starchy tubers and moderate amounts of nuts and seeds.
Now lets look at what Paleo is NOT (please refrain from throwing things). Paleo is not coconut, almond or other alternative flours, Paleo pancakes, Greek yogurt, cheese, copious amounts of anything (this includes meat, fats, fruit and nuts), paleo bread, paleo

Many times when folks come into Paleo they do so thinking they can eat as much as they want as long as what theyre eating falls under the Paleo halo. Heres something to think about. Remember the fat-free craze? Snackwells cookies, fat-free margarine, cheese, mayo, ice cream, you name it. As long as it was fat-free it was fair game for gorging. How did that end up working out? Yeah, exactly, and the story is much the same in the case of Paleo foods. Too much of anything can get you in some major trouble not only from a weight/body comp perspective but also from a nutrient overload/ deficiency point too. Consider that 32 ounce steak for example. Sure that might be a bit of a reach, but the actual amount of protein that the body needs, can use and thats safe is generally significantly less than two pounds of meat worth. In fact, in some instances too much protein can be dangerous, leading to protein toxicity, kidney damage and in the case of pregnancy, adverse birth outcomes and fetal mortality due to the bodys reduced ability to handle high amounts of the meaty macronutrient. Also, when looking at meat sources, if its not grass-fed or wild the likelihood of it containing toxins, antibiotics and chemicals is much greater. Its important to note that these bad guys get deposited in the animals liver, kidneys and fat tissue, so the organs and fatty cuts of

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When the Paleo Magics Gone

By: Meghann Birks

hen Crystal Fieldhouse, of Eat.Sleep. Move, posted a blog post entitled Dear Paleo, its not you, its me ( she was unsure about the reaction shed get. As an ambassador for the Paleo diet, and as someone whod been singing its praises for so long to so many, it was nerve wracking for her to admit that, well, it just wasnt working anymore. She was quick to reassure readers that she wasnt abandoning the Paleo way of eating but, was taking a good, hard look at all the other factors that were affecting her wellness. She isnt the only one. The response to her post was overwhelming, with many people Here I was, saying that they felt the same way. It gave us the springboard to launch into discussions about running the blog, the importance about other lifestyle factors presenting at besides diet, which is great, she says. Fieldhouse and her husband, Andrew, went conferences and Paleo a few years ago after completing a speaking at CrossFit 30-Day Paleo Challenge sponsored by their boxes about the CrossFit Box. Id cut back on processed foods about eight months before the challenge and benefits of the Paleo had lost some weight but Andrew and I couldnt diet, and I felt like believe how good we felt a few weeks into it. Both lost a significant amount of weight and saw crap. I didnt look an improvement in digestive and skin issues well. I didnt feel well. as well. Fieldhouse was so inspired that she her blog, For I felt like a fraud. founded about a year, things went well. I continued to feel better and have more energy My skin cleared up. My weight stabilized. My moods improved. It was awesome. But after about a year, the Paleo magic seemingly evaporated. Looking back, there were likely some underlying hormonal issues that I didnt know about, but at the time it was just really confusing. Fieldhouse worked out that she was sensitive to both amines and salicylates, both of which she was consuming and using on her skin. Coconut oil, for example, is very high in salicylates and I was eating it, cooking with it and rubbing it on my skin. Then wondering why my skin was breaking out, she laughs. A lot of go-to Paleo foods - bone broth, coconut products, chocolate, capsicums, chiles - were suddenly off-limits. Thus began my career as a breatharian. 52 Aug/Sept 2013

Fieldhouse has a sense of humour about the situation, but at the time it was incredibly challenging. Here I was, running the blog, presenting at conferences and speaking at CrossFit boxes about the benefits of the Paleo diet, and I felt like crap. I didnt look well. I didnt feel well. I felt like a fraud. At one particularly low point, she started to wonder if it was mental. A perfectionist, she channelled her energy into figuring out what else she could be doing. What other foods should I eliminate? Should I be doing bone broth? Fermented foods? Am I not cooking them right? The stress I put myself under was horrific, which only compounded the problem. With a cupboard full of supplements, daily appointments with doctors, CHEK practitioners, chiropractors and naturopaths and a list of blogs, books and websites she was reading, it finally became too much and she knew that something had to change. I was miserable. I was spending all this time and money looking outside for the answers, for someone to fix me, when suddenly it occurred to me that maybe I needed to stop worrying about what else I could be doing and look at what I could stop doing instead. Today, Fieldhouse has a balanced and relaxed approach to her health. She still eats Paleo and has incorporated a variety of other techniques into her wellness model. Im doing a meditation course at the moment, which Im loving. Its allowed me to create stillness and space in my life, which I desperately needed. With a high stress job as a medical rep, involving many hours on the road, Fieldhouse has learned skills to keep herself grounded and mindful. Im seeing one practitioner - a kinesiologist (Renee Francis of Conscious Kinesiology in Melbourne, AUS) - which I am loving because kinesiology is all about using the bodys inherent wisdom to work out what is going on. Visualization is helping as well, and I am learning so much about how the mind can affect the body. While writing the post was scary for her, it has highlighted the fact that there are many within the Paleo community who are struggling and that they are often hesitant to talk about it. People have invested so much into being Paleo that it can be hard to admit that somethings not working. Melissa Joulwan, author of the popular blog The Clothes Make The Girl, can relate. In 2012, she wrote a post entitled A Healing Experiment about what was, for her, a drastically different approach to her wellness. She switched her exercise focus from


Non-responsive celiac disease when eating gluten-free is not enough

by Aglae Jacob, MS, RD

(Author of Digestive Health with REAL Food)

any people are drawn to the Paleo diet because they are looking for a solution to their personal health struggles. Removing gluten alone, one of the main proteins found in many grains but especially wheat, barley, oats and rye, can often make a big difference in the way you feel, no matter what kind of problems you're dealing with. However, some people need to go a step further and remove dairy, vegetable oils and possibly FODMAPs as well, to really optimize their health and quality of life. In the case of celiac disease, an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking your own intestines when exposed to gluten, a strict glutenfree diet has been the only known treatment for decades. Unfortunately,

as much as going gluten-free can help lessen the autoimmune attack of the intestines, it is often not enough to repair and heal the damage.

Most doctors will blame your remaining symptoms on lack of compliance, but is it possible that as many as two-thirds of those with celiac disease that are trying to go gluten-free are not able to get it right? According to a study published in the June 2010 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology,

66% of people with Celiac disease are still suffering from intestinal damage after over 2 years of following a strict gluten-free diet.1
If you have celiac disease and still experience digestive symptoms despite going gluten-free, a problem referred to as non-responsive celiac disease, the following strategies could help you regain control of your digestive health, which is the first step to reach optimal overall health - because health truly starts in the gut!

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