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Laura P.

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
My perspective on health and fitness, sharing informaiton on the Paleo diet, how its transformed my life. Sharing my training, ideas on how to train for running, triathlon, and Crossfit.
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Are you sensitive to gluten? by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of the foods that I choose to exclude from my diet are grains, primarily because they contain "anti-nutrients" which your body reacts negatively to when you consume th ... Read on »
Food as Medicine by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The idea of food as medicine has been around since ancient times, its funny how today we've completely disassociated the idea that food makes you feel good or bad, and ... Read on »
Optimal not Tolerable by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What do I mean by optimal?  Think about it from the perspective of a race car - it's designed to run on high octane fuel.  If you put regular 87 in it you're putt ... Read on »
Strong is Beautiful by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past weekend we celebrated the conclusion of the Paleo Challenge - and a few other variations - at Crossfit King of Prussia .  I was struck at how vibrant everyone lo ... Read on »
The Buzz Around Resistant Starch by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Over the past few weeks I've seen this idea of "Resistant Starch, RS" in a variety of places - a friend at the gym told me that they saw it on TV and Rachel Ray ... Read on »
Attention Walmart Shoppers by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Attention Walmart Shoppers, Walmart has partnered with the First Lady, Michelle Obama and is announcing a campaign to cut the amount of sodium, sugar and trans fats fro ... Read on »
Fructose, the not so innocent sugar by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've talked previously on the blog about sugar and how your body processes it.  Now I want to cover why Fructose, a specific type of sugar is particularly bad for you.  T ... Read on »
Did you know... by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did you know that sugar is proven to be as addictive as crack? And that as native populations are westrnized the increase of western diseases rises (cardiovascula ... Read on »
Pre and Post Workout Foods by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What am I supposed to eat after I work out, what about before I work out? I've gotten a few questions about recommendations on what to eat after you work out.  Figuri ... Read on »
Paleo Resources Support by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Crossfit King of Prussia is using the natural motivation of starting a New Year to kick off a primal challenge, to see details of the challenge click here. To help s ... Read on »
Supplements by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Nutritional supplements are a hot topic, and are constantly covered in health related news.  Deciding what supplements you should be taking is important, because supplement ... Read on »
Holiday Balance by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How did you do this Thanksgiving holiday - Did you survive Turkey Day?  Did you stay true to your normal clean eating habits or did you "go off the rails" on a grain and su ... Read on »
Seasons and Periodization by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As a Triathlete in mid-September I wrapped up my swim, bike, and run season.  As a Runner the end of November will mark the end of my outside running season - I don' ... Read on »
To Grill or Not To Grill? by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of our favorite ways to cook is on the grill, so when I read Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival by T.S.Wiley and Bent Formby found a statement about carcinog ... Read on »
Sugar, its not that sweet... by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The average sugar consumption of an American has been steadily rising; the average American consumes 20 teaspoons of added sugar EVERY DAY and 120 pounds of su ... Read on »
Cleaning out your pantry by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Its approaching that time of year again when you start to see charities collect food for families in need for the upcoming holidays.  This year, I suggest you take a lo ... Read on »
Mark's Daily Apple - Iron Chef Challenge by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Those of you who have been following Mark’s Daily Apple’s 30 Day Primal Challenge will recognize this entry for his Primal Iron Chef contest. Mark challenged his readers to ... Read on »
On the home stretch by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Those of you who are doing a 30 day challenge - how are things going?  What new things have you incorporated into your life and foods that you like?  Are you finding it har ... Read on »
Getting Better Faster by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As an athlete that is training for running a race, competing in a triathalon, competing at a Crossfit competion or just trying to be better at whatever other sports yo ... Read on »
Another Option for a 30 Day Contest by Laura P. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking for a different twist on a clean food challenge? Mark Sission (from Mark's Daily Apple) announced today the start of his 30 day Primal Challenge - this is similar t ... Read on »