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Product Review! Paleo on the Go!

In this blog we’ve got two great reviews of Paleo on the Go! See what “The Paleo Kids” from Primal Life Organics have to say about Paleo on the Go Chocolate Chip Cookies in the video below and read about a few of their more savory dishes as reviewed by guest Cave Girl blogger Heather […]

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Paleo Recipes: Sweet Potato Fries, Paleo Pizza and Easy Hard-Boiled Eggs

We’re excited to welcome our first guest blogger to CaveGirlSkinCare.com! Heather Seikel is a Registered Nurse (RN), a fitness enthusiast and thrives on a Paleo lifestyle. Heather has kindly shared a few tasty-looking, Paleo friendly recipes with us! 
My husband is the inspiration behind the recipe for Baked Sweet Potato Fries. He is not a sweet potato fan, so finding the perfect seasoning to accentuate not only the color of the sweet potato but also it’s mild flavor was a task he knowingly knew I could handle. To make the flavor experience complete, we both agreed that pairing the fries with Steve’s PaleoGoods Ketchup would make for a perfect mouth full of flavor. 
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Set Oven to 350 F
1. Cut a large sweet potato into halves lengthwise, and then into thick fries. Keep in mind that the thicker the fries are cut, the longer it will take to bake to get your desired texture.
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2. Season raw fry sections, making sure to thoroughly cover, with:
2  tablespoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
2 teaspoons coconut sugar or date sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon chili powder

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3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay fries in flat, even rows to provide for ease of flipping halfway through baking. Place in oven and set timer for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes take fries out of oven, using a spatula-turner, carefully flip in small sections until all of the fries have been flipped over.
Return the fries to the oven and set the timer for an additional 25 minutes or more, depending on thickness of fries and personal preference.
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4. Once removed from the oven and cooled to desired temperature, enjoy fries dipped in your favorite sauce. Ours happens to be Steve’s PaleoGoods Ketchup!
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The Domestic Man’s Cast Iron Skillet Grain and Gluten Free Pizza Crust is hands down my husband’s favorite homemade pizza crust and my favorite to make thus far. Pizza is one of our favorite “go-to” meals because of the sauce and topping versatility. Red sauce, chicken, Brussels sprout leaves, bacon, and feta were on-hand in our fridge, so on the pizza they went! 
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“Hard-boiled” baked eggs
These were invented for individuals like myself who suffer from the malady of not being able to hard-boil eggs the conventional way so that the shell peels off easily. The texture and taste are the same as if the eggs were boiled, and peeling off the shell is as quick and easy as advertised! These eggs are easy to peel and great for a super easy and on the go protein this week!
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Good Health Begins in the Mouth

And bad health begins there, too! Almost everything we put in our bodies, for better or worse, has an effect. And it all starts in your mouth!

We all work hard to maintain our overall health – we go to the gym, eat well, listen to our doctors and take steps to manage our stress (or try!).  But have you ever thought that a little extra effort to maintain your oral health could affect your overall health? Probably not; but the connection between oral health and overall health is surprisingly strong.

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Bacteria: Where it all begins. Bacteria in our mouths can cause infections, which can lead to inflammation and cause our gum tissue to break down. Over time, this can become a chronic problem and lead to gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontal disease.

Then it gets really sticky. Poor oral health has been linked to diabetes and heart disease, strokes, among other serious problems (check out the Mayo Clinic’s list). Why? Because when your gums break down, are infected or inflamed, your body responds (in come the white blood cells). This can trigger arterial inflammation or blockages (heart attack) or arterial plaque, which research has tied to strokes.

On the whole. Take a holistic approach to your health by starting where it all begins – your mouth. Primal Life Organics Dirty Mouth Boost Primal Gum Serum can help replenish the natural oils in your mouth – not just for your teeth, but for the health of your gums and mucous membranes, too.  The 11 essential oils that make up Dirty Mouth Boost help reduce the culprits (bacteria) in the mouth that lead to chronic inflammation, fungal and viral infections (cold sores), gingivitis and denture stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth).

Anti-what? Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic and anti-infection are just a few of the plusses of the oils found in Dirty Mouth Boost. Organic tea tree oil mixes with a stimulating blend of lemon, peppermint, clove, lavender and cinnamon with the anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus ad myrrh. Organic cypress serves as an astringent, antiseptic and a homeostatic to stop bleeding gums.

Seriously, what more can you ask for? Primal Life Organics offers Paleo, organic, and natural solutions for your overall health, all made from ingredients you can trust. If you haven’t heard from Kimberly, read her Dirty Mouth testimony here.


Acne: More Adults Silently Suffer Than You Think

I know many suffer from acne, I did until I fixed my diet (Paleo), supplementation AND my skincare.  Paleo skincare has definitely helped resolve my breakout issues.  For more information from Whole9 about acne, causes and treatments, see this great article and video.  

The Purely Primal Skincare Guide by Liz Wolfe, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, is another great resource that will guide you through the process of healing your gut via foods, supplements and numerous dietary and skincare techniques.  Leaky gut, inflammatory foods, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies, as well as the toxic ingredients in commercial skincare, can be causes of acne.

Did You Know: Benzoyl Peroxide, widely used in acne products is a toxic ingredient?? It is also a known skin irritant and can actually CAUSE acne in some people.  Furthermore, the MSDS states benzoyl peroxide is a  possible tumor promoter and may act as a mutagen and produce DNA damage (those pregnant should definitely AVOID benzoyl peroxide).  It is toxic by inhalation and an irritant to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.  Benzoyl peroxide is also tested on animals!

The Purely Primal Skincare Guide directly links you to the supplements and products she recommends.  You can find The Purely Primal Skincare Guide here: http://bit.ly/WCXWdJ

 

For the Primal Life Organics topical treatment to help heal acne-prone skin with REAL food sources, see our Banished and Beyond line- made with primal dirts (clays) which help to detoxify the facial tissues by pulling the toxins from the skin, and real food sources, such as:

Garlic*, Turmeric*, Rosemary*, Ginger Root*, Cumin Seed*, Rosehip seed*, Carrot Seed*, Himalayan Sea Salt*, Dulse Seaweed*, Birch Bark*, Burdock, Calendula*, Chaste Tree*, Coriander*, Lavender*, Neem*, Soapwort*, Rose*, Tea Tree*, Thyme*, Walnut*, Green Tea*, Rosemary Leaf*, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Witch Hazel* (Alcohol Free), Tamanu*, Hazelnut, Argan*, Pumpkin*, Hemp Seed*, Hyssop*, Bergamot*, Neroli*, Clary Sage*, Orange*, Rosewood*, Rosemary*, Emu, Baobab*, Sea Buckthorn*, Frankincense*, Myrrh*, Geranium*, Chamomile*, Cypress*, Red Thyme*, Helichrysum*        *Certified Organic

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The premium blend of Primal ingredients in Banished™ and Beyond™ will help:

  • Moisturize, balance and restore normal sebum production
  • Decrease bacteria that can cause acne
  • Provide proper nourishment to your skin via nutrient dense, real food sources, such as essential fatty acids (EFAs), vitamins, anti-oxidants and proteins
  • Diminish acne and acne scars
  • Enhance cellular repair Increase blood flow and circulation to aid in healing
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Benzoyl Peroxide has been linked to cancer for a number of years and many research journal entries state  “benzoyl peroxide is a free radical-generating skin tumor promoting agent.”  Performing a word search of the words “benzoyl peroxide cancer” in PubMed in the National Library of Medicine produces 102 articles from medical publications dealing with research aspects of BP and cancer.  About two-thirds of the research supports linkage between BP and skin cancer.

“In 1995 the FDA changed benzoyl peroxide from a Category I (safe) to a Category III (safety is uncertain) ingredient and stated this action (56 FR 37622) was based on new information that raised a safety concern regarding benzoyl peroxide as a tumor promoter in mice…”  Additionally the FDA charged manufacturers with the responsibility of providing this information to consumers so they could make educated decisions.  Many manufacturers and product marketers have not provided this information so consumers can be advised of the potential dangers.

Source:http://www.skintactix.com/benzoyl_peroxide_skin_damage.htm