Eating Paleo? Here are my favorite paleo recipes:

The paleo diet revolves around an ultra simple formula – eat like our caveman (and woman) ancestors did. It makes great sense to me, and has made a real difference in the way I approach my food and lifestyle choices. After all, the human body evolved to live a hunter gatherer existence, not a sedentary, gmo grain-fed lifestyle.

The best part about eating paleo is that you still get to enjoy all of you favorite foods – even if you love your grain products, there’s always a paleo compliant recipe that you can use as a perfectly substitute. Here are some of my favorite paleo recipes – they’re easy to make, delicious, and made with only ingredients our hunter gatherer ancestors would have enjoyed.

My Favorite Paleo Recipes

Chunky Paleo Guacamole

Grain Free Pancakes

Delicious Apple Crisp

Gourmet Chocolate Brownies

French Salad Dressing

Paleo Beef Stew (Slow Cooked)

Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Yummy Meatballs

Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder

Paleo Chipotle Dipping Sauce

Grain Free Granola

Quick Cold Recovery Tips

At one point in your life, no matter what, you are going to get struck down with a cold or a flu type virus. They can really drain your quality of living for a time period and make everything much more of an effort.

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You feel lethargic and weak, making work difficult to do to a high level. You spend most of your day blowing your nose and hawking up horrible phlegm, but you also just feel really rundown. It drains on your patience too, as you want to get better but seem to be making very little progress.

Your illness will take time to heal, but there are several methods that you can use to fight off the symptoms and help recover quicker. Do not worry, you will be back up on your feet in no time if you follow these simple steps:

Don’t use antibiotics – Antibiotics are extremely useful, but they do not deal well with viruses, and the common cold is purely that. Colds tend to be treated with other methods rather than medicine – chest infections and flus are usually more dealt with by medicine, as they are different but similar in style illnesses.

However, antihistamines are extremely effective in helping deal with the runny nose or snoozing. Decongestants also help with breathing as they clear your airwaves, making you feel less blocked up. You should also look into some Zinc supplements, as they can help shorten the overall duration of the cold.

Staying at home is recommended too. Being in a comfortable environment where you have access to all you need is important, so stay in a well heated and ventilated room, allowing for proper circulation around the room and for your temperature to stay at a balanced level.

Drink plenty of liquids, especially water. Make sure you are always topping up with more liquids when you run out, because you do not want to become drained. Dehydration causes you to run out of energy quicker and become confused.
Avoid alcohol and smoking, too. They certainly do not help your resting process and will only irritate your lungs or give you a hangover, leaving you feeling worse than ever!

Finally, avoid the old adage of “feed a cold, starve a fever” as this is certainly not true. Starving yourself of food is not going to help at all, in fact the opposite is true. Eating helps boost your immune system and fight off viruses, so make you are eating three meals a day and keeping yourself well fed – energy is important for fighting off an ailment, so make sure you keep well fed and rested.

Why Learning To Let Go Can Improve Your Health

Letting go can be hard to do for people who are not accustomed to it. Remaining firmly attached to something in spite of the ever changing ebb and flow of the tides of reality might seem like a good idea to our modern attitude of “sticking to your guns” but it can create unneeded tension, anger and anxiety in a life that might be best served by simply letting things be and just letting go of things that can’t be changed.

Letting go is a form of forgiveness, and is not to be confused with letting go in a neglectful way. Let’s say someone made an accidental mistake on your order at a restaurant. Blowing up might feel good for a moment but it simply makes things worse. Letting go of your anger in that situation, and enjoying the meal or just calmly asking the server to correct your order is a lot healthier for you and those around you. In essence, forgiving those for simple mistakes and mishaps helps you maintain greater peace of mind, and frees you from stress and other negative conditions that can eventually take a toll on your health.

Letting go of other things, such as long-term bitterness over an ex-lover or a former boss can help you to move on as well, and can ensure a stress-free life for you to build the foundation of your future. Letting go in this case means breaking free from the past, and focusing on the here and now so that you can build a future you want for yourself, turning regrets and mistakes into valuable lessons. The truth is, everything is in the past. You can’t change it, and accepting this helps you to focus on the things that you can actually change now. Forming new, healthy habits, forgiving mistakes and moving on into a better future are constructive ways to “let go” of negative things and make room for the positive.

In conclusion, with words of encouragement from the Dalai Lama – “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” – in other words, don’t fixate on things that cannot be changed.

How Geothermal Energy Could Change The World

EGS_diagram.svgGeothermal energy has been around for centuries in one form or another, but only recently is it becoming recognized more as a viable, renewable alternative source of energy. With the improvements in technology, the power received from geothermal power plants has increased thanks to greater efficiency and research on power generation methods using the heat from within the earth.

So what is geothermal energy? Simply put, it’s the natural heat that is emitted from within the earth’s crust. This heat is essentially permanent and renewable, and has remained largely untapped by humanity as an energy source. There are two methods for utilizing geothermal energy: one requires the use of steam turbines. The other merely captures the direct heat for industrial, commercial and even residential heating applications.

Should You Go To Culinary School To Advance Your Career?

Welcome BlueAlto.net readers, today’s post is authored by our guest Jane from QualityEducationandJobs.com. Aspiring chefs can get more info about their educational options at http://www.qualityeducationandjobs.com/top-culinary-schools/.

Culinary_Work_-_School_of_Hotel_Management_at_Vels_UniversityTo become a professional chef, you need good training and experience. Many opt to gain the much needed training through working in a restaurant or hotel, but is it the better than going to a professional culinary arts school? In a restaurant the work is more challenging and your pay maybe far lower than what you will be paid after going through a culinary school.

The following are some of the advantages of learning to be a professional cook from a culinary school.

3 Health Benefits Of Drinking Coffee

Physicians have always had mixed opinions when it comes to how drinking coffee can affect your health. Some people have said that it can boost metabolism, some say it can increase energy levels, some say it just dehydrates you and can end up making you feeling bloated and lethargic.

One thing that most of the studies don’t confirm is whether they’re talking about a regular cup of black coffee, or coffee with skim milk, a Timothy’s k-cup or even half and half as opposed to those sugar loaded mocha latté’s that are more like fattening desserts. Another thing to keep in mind is that most things for fine in moderation.

Why You Need To Be Extremely Careful About Drug Interactions

If you have been looking up all sorts of information on the net about various issues that you can encounter due to drug interactions, the naproxen vs ibuprofen choice that doctors often mention, or even the deaths that have occurred due to people drinking while on painkillers, you already no that drug interactions are no joke. Though medicines that have been cleared for use by the FDA are safe when used on their own, that doesn’t mean that the simple medicines can not turn deadly when paired with other rather innocuous treatments and cures.

Staying Fit As A New Parent

Once your baby enters his terrible twos, you’ll get plenty of exercise chasing him/her around the house. But until your baby’s first birthday party and they start to roll over and crawl, what can you do to stay fit when you’re spending most of your time trying to get your baby to sleep through the night, changing diapers and counting the colors of baby poop on your ceiling?

A recent study at the University of Pittsburgh studied 800 new parents and confirmed what most new parents already know – new parents get less exercise and activity than people without children. In the 800 participants in the study, the findings showed that physical activity amongst the study participants declined once they had their first kids.

Living A Healthy Lifestyle vs. Taking On Extreme(ly Dangerous) Challenges

Are you a fitness fanatic and healthy eater? Do you count micro and macro nutrients, drink kale shakes, and avoid processed carbs?

If you pay fanatical attention to your body like most readers of this blog, then you’re clearly concerned with living a healthy lifestyle. But at the same time, many of us who take good care of our bodies in terms of nutrition and exercise also take risks in other ways. Climbing mountains, skydiving, hanggliding, brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, surfing etc., all of these activities place our body at significant risk. So why do we do it? Why do we take on activities that will risk the bodies that we care so much for? It’s the kind of stress that will make your hair turn gray early.

My theory is that we’re taking care of our bodies, so we can enjoy them. Yes, the facts about Mount Everest is that climbing it is risky and potentially fatal. But its also a once in a life-time experience.

Are There Actually Benefits To Smoking?

We all know smoking in general is not a good idea, but its funny how viscerally people react if you mention that there definitely benefits of smoking cigarettes. No, its not good for you, but it certainly can relax you and has social benefits. You’re probably better off smoking than living in one of the most polluted cities in the world – at least you get some enjoyment out of it.