Nutrition & Lifestyle

Moderation > Restriction

When I first started this blog back in 2014, I created it to be a paleo diet blog. I first discovered the paleo diet in 2012, and upon implementation, I thought it was THE WAY everyone needed to eat. I was completely obsessed and completely dogmatic about all things paleo. I truly believed that if it wasn’t paleo, it wasn’t healthy. In reality, paleo is a very restrictive diet. When I got certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2015,…

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Stop Skipping Breakfast!

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and it really is! With the rise in popularity of intermittent fasting, people being pressed for time in the morning or people who aren’t hungry in the morning, more and more people are opting to skip breakfast. This is not without consequences. Not being hungry in the morning is actually a sign of hormone imbalance and that you are running on stress hormones constantly. You…

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Protein Isn’t Just For Bodybuilders

You may think of big male bodybuilders when you think about protein, but eating enough protein is important for women too (as is strength training!). Eating sufficient protein may be the missing link for you in your health/nutrition journey. For many years, when I was eating paleo, I didn’t even consider protein. I just ate whatever I wanted as long as it was considered paleo. After I developed chronic health issues, and I began working on healing my metabolism, I…

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Eat Fat, Balance Your Hormones

Fat has been feared since the 1970s, when the low fat diet craze first came on the scene. It was blamed for heart attacks, high cholesterol and for making people fat. In the last decade or so, people have been coming around to the fact that this is simply not true. How can foods that we’ve eaten throughout all of human history suddenly be causing heart attacks? You’ll still find people today afraid of butter because they think it’ll clog…

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Should You Be Avoiding Sugar?

Sugar and carbohydrates get a lot of hate in the wellness and diet world. We’re constantly being bombarded with messages like “don’t eat sugar,” “sugar causes diabetes, “carbs make you fat,” and “your body doesn’t need carbs.” We’ve moved from villainizing fat to villainizing sugar. Keto, low carb and carnivore diets are becoming more and more popular. Is there actually merit to this or are we just looking for something else to demonize and blame for our health problems? If…

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Clean Makeup Products That Actually Work

When I started on my health journey, switching over my makeup products to clean products was one of the last things that I did. I’ve always been a makeup lover, and it’s important to me that the products I use look nice and last throughout the day without fading or dripping. Wearing makeup gives me more confidence and makes me feel beautiful. I’m just not willing to compromise on performance for the sake of it being “clean.” When I first…

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How I Healed My Acne

Throughout my teens and early 20s, I struggled with acne. I always covered my face with concealer and foundation to try to hide it. I felt self conscious about my skin and never wanted to be seen without it being covered up. I tried different creams from the dermatologist throughout the years. I even went on antibiotics for it for a while. The antibiotics helped, but definitely weren’t worth it and is not something I would ever recommend. The creams…

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Intermittent Fasting Destroyed My Body

Saying that Intermittent Fasting “destroyed my body” may be a bold claim, and I’m not saying that Intermittent Fasting alone was responsible for my health crash in 2018 (that I am STILL working on healing), but it was a major contributing factor. I know what I have to say is not going to be popular with those in the ancestral health community, but I’ve ignored my body’s cries for help for long enough and it’s time I started listening to…

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Holiday Gift Ideas – 2019 Edition

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are a wonderful time, but they also can be extremely stressful. This gift guide is here to make your life sooo much easier! Take the guesswork out of gift-giving with these 20 gift ideas that can ALL be bought on Amazon! Plus if you’re looking to give clean skincare and/or cosmetics as a gift this year, Beautycounter has amazing options too! There’s also a variety of CBD products that make awesome gifts…

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Wine with Jill – Episode 3: Is the Keto Diet Healthy?

On episode 3 of Wine with Jill, I spoke about the very trendy/popular keto diet. What is the keto diet? Is it healthy? Watch the replay here: Join the conversation live, Tuesdays at 7:15 PM Eastern over on Facebook Have you tried the keto diet? What was your experience? Share in the comments! See Also: Wine with Jill – Episode 2: Stress, Fatigue, & BurnoutChanging Your Mindset to Achieve SuccessHow to Stick to a Healthy Eating Plan

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Hey you! My name is Jill and I'm a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Since discovering paleo back in 2012, nutrition/wellness/fitness have become my passions. I used to be a cigarette smoker, fast food eater, and completely sedentary party girl. So, trust me, I've been there. I get it. I know change is hard. That's what I'm here for- to help you change your lifestyle & feel the best you possibly can!
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