Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Paleo Family Toolkit Available to Download Now, Plus Extra Free Gift for Comfort Bites Readers

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Transitioning to a paleo diet and lifestyle isn't easy. Unlike our hunter gatherer ancestors we have temptations like sweets, cookies, doughnuts and fast food to tempt us off track. Lifestyle-wise, we work long hours, spend a lot of time indoors and get stressed. Trying to live a paleo based family life in a modern world isn't easy. 

But Sarah Ballantyne (The Paleo Mom) has put together some fantastic resources to help you and your family switch to a paleo diet and lifestyle. It's called The Paleo Family Toolkit. 

What do you get? 
OK. Here's what's included in the Paleo Family Toolkit:
  • 42 ebooks (including 18 brand new ebooks) and programs
  • 55 discount coupons
  • 12 video interviews with family-centered experts in the paleo community (including Mark Sisson, Danielle Walker and Rob Wolf)
  • 5 bonus items
  • a USB flash drive preloaded with the instant download and mailed to your door
But if you want one, you'll have to be quick as it's only on sale until May 9th. 

Introducing... Curry Night (by me!)
I have a new ebook in the toolkit, called Curry Night, which is a collection of family friendly paleo recipes - some from the blog but some are brand new, like my AIP Indian Shepherd's Pie (one of our faves, check out the pic below). 

Indian Inspired AIP Shepherd's Pie - in Curry Night, part of the Paleo Family Toolkit

Nice, eh? 

But it's not just all about food. The toolkit includes resources on lifestyle factors like stress management and movement, making it a great all-round resource. 

And now for some exciting news... 

I wanted to add a little something to this toolkit, especially for Comfort Bites readers. I'm offering two EXTRA CURRY RECIPES in addition to the resources in the toolkit, both completely AIP-compliant. There's a gorgeous Chicken Tikka Masala, complete with a rich, delicately spiced sauce. This recipe isn't available anywhere else and is exclusive to Comfort Bites readers as part of this extra gift. My kids love this curry.

The other recipe is my AIP-compliant Red Thai Curry - one of the recipes in my new ebook Spice. No nightshades, no seeds, no dairy... just full-on flavour.

All you have to do to qualify for this special offer is buy the toolkit through this link to The Paleo Family ToolkitThis link is then tracked and then I will receive your email address after the sale is over so I can send you the extra recipes, which will be in pdf format for you to save to your smartphone, device or print out, if you like. 

Brilliant, right? 

The Paleo Family Toolkit is available to download now - no waiting for deliveries - once you download the toolkit using this link you get instant access to all these great resources and you qualify for the extra recipes that will be emailed to you after the sale is finished. You also get the resources in the toolkit backed up on a USB memory stick that's posted out to you, meaning you have control over how you access all this info, and it doesn't need to take up all your disc space. (The extra two recipes above aren't on the memory stick, they're an added extra only available through clicking here and will be emailed to you once the sale is finished). 

Want to know more about what you get in the toolkit? Head on over to check out The Paleo Family Toolkit now. And remember, it's only available until the 9th May. That's not long! 

Grab yours today. 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Incredible Paleo Resource Coming Soon: The Paleo Family Toolkit

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I just had to tell you about a new project that's being launched by The Paleo Mom. You might be familiar with ebook and coupon bundles - this is a similar project but with so much more on offer. And there's a special free gift, if you sign up for updates today. Along with all the resources in the toolkit, you'll also receive instant access to Sarah's webinar Nutrient Density for Everyday Wellness and her ebook Paleo Quick Start Guide, too. 

Sarah has overseen all the features in this toolkit, which includes ebooks, discount codes and hours of video interviews with some of the most well-known names in the paleo world, such as Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Danielle Walker and Liz Wolfe. The Paleo Family Toolkit is a brilliant resource for families following the paleo diet and way of life, and as an added bonus you'll be posted the entire toolkit on a USB memory stick, too. 

Exciting, right? 

Sign up here to get updates about The Paleo Family Toolkit and be the first to access this resource when it becomes available in early May - by signing up now, you'll be sure to get your two free gifts from The Paleo Mom. 

What's Going to Be In The Toolkit? 
  • 12 exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in the Paleo community
    • video and audio files, plus transcripts
  • 40+ total e-books/programs including:
    • cookbooks
    • programs and guides
    • lifestyle e-books
    • “just for kids” e-books
    • 18 brand-new e-books
  • 55 Discount Codes for paleo-friendly e-books and coupons
  • 5 great bonus resources!
I just wanted to tell you about it now, so you have a chance to be one of the first to receive updates about this brilliant toolkit. 
Go check it out now! 

Monday, 25 April 2016

How I AIP And Why I Don't Paint My Nails with Beetroot Juice

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I've been on the paleo autoimmune protocol for almost three years, and I've seen some incredible results. My depression has lifted. My psoriasis has healed (and hasn't come back). My mood is more stable, I'm happier, and I lost loads of weight - for the first time in my life putting me in the 'healthy' category on the doctor's charts. I came off the steroid creams and the indigestion and IBS tablets. I just didn't need them any more. 

Because of the AIP, pretty much all aspects of my life have dramatically improved. 

The last time I saw my doctor about a mole that had changed colour (it was fine) he asked me, before I left, if I needed my steroid creams still on repeat prescription. I told him I don't think I did, thanks - and that I was managing it through diet and lifestyle. He looked me up and down and shrugged and just said "well, whatever you're doing, keep doing it." 

And this is the thing. 

The things I did caused all these fantastic things to happen. But I wasn't drinking bone broth every day and working out the GI index of a blueberry before breakfast. Sometimes starting the AIP feels overwhelming, as if you have to consider a lot of things before you start. But the truth is that my AIP - the version that healed me - is actually really very simple.

So let me tell you what AIP looks like for me, so that it might help you, too. 

I Just Do What I Can
In an ideal world, we'd be eating organic fruits and vegetables and organic, grass-fed meats. But if your local shops or budget don't allow for this, then just do what you can. Eating a wide range of vegetables and avoiding processed foods is a great first step to take. I actually found that my shopping bills either reduced on AIP or stayed the same, because I was buying vegetables and meat (offal is cheap, too) instead of junk food and fruit juices for the kids, which are, quite often, overpriced anyway. If the supermarket doesn't have organic sweet potatoes and just regular ones, I don't panic. You can always check which fruits and veggies have more pesticides used and just buy those organic if you like. 

Be Prepared for Setbacks
Healing is not a one-way, uphill street. It's more like a spaghetti junction where you're travelling in a flying car, where you can go up and down and everywhere else. Reintroducing foods after the initial strict AIP can be a worry for many people - don't fret about it. Although it's tricky to get your head around how and when to reintroduce a food, there's a great ebook by Eileen Laird to help you. You might find you look like you're healing for a few days and then you get a flare out of nowhere. It happens, and happened to me a lot. But if I look back over the last three years I can see a general trend of wellness. If I'd measured my progress over any 3-4 day period, it would look very different. 

You Don't Have To Paint Your Nails with Beetroot Juice
But go ahead, if it suits you. What I'm saying is that I still achieved these brilliant results even though I occasionally painted my nails with varnish, wore makeup and didn't drink bone broth every day. We AIP bloggers are aware that it can be overwhelming when you start hearing how people have contacted the manufacturer of their slow cooker to find out the exact chemical composition of the dish so they can be sure it's safe to cook in. Or worrying because they simmered their bone broth for 8 hours instead of someone else's 24 hours. In the real world, I think these are pretty minor things. I've only just chucked out all my plastic containers (yes, after nearly 3 years, while I still healed) and replaced them with using old, cleaned out jars.  If you use plastic, just make sure it's BPA free, pack your lunch in it, and go. 

This is basically what AIP looks like for me. Don't get bogged down in arguments or get stirred up into a frenzy because someone on a forum told you you shouldn't roast vegetables. It can all get a bit too much. Just keep it simple, like I do. Eat plenty of fresh veggies, some fruits and berries and clean meat, fish and seafood. Ease up on the AIP treats and bakes. Get some daylight when you can, stress less and go to bed early

That's how I AIP. 

How do you AIP? Let me know in the comments below...
I'm proud to have united with some of the other AIP bloggers to share how we AIP - to find out more about how others do it, search for the hashtag #HowIAIP on social media...