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How to Make Healthy Chocolate Coconut Cookies!

by Sean Croxton

On this day thirty-five years ago my Mom gave birth to a little nerdy kid who rarely spoke and liked to read a lot.

I still like to read, but these days I can’t seem to stop running my big mouth!

So today we celebrate my 35th birthday with a super awesome (and healthy) chocolate coconut cookie recipe, courtesy of Diane Sanfilippo’s bestselling book Practical Paleo.

Here’s what you need…

* Organic cocoa
* Maple syrup (grade B)
* Coconut flakes
* Vanilla extract
* Butter
* 2 Eggs
* Baking soda
* Baking sheet
* Parchment paper

I’ll be honest, I ate 8 of them yesterday. Whoops! My bad.

Check out the video below and follow along as Allyson the Assistant whips up a batch. Enjoy!!


Author, The Dark Side of Fat Loss
Dark Side of Fat Loss

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Can Bone Broth Consumption Reduce Protein Requirements?

by Sean Croxton & Chef Lance Roll

Over the years, I have gotten my fair share of email from readers, viewers, and listeners wondering what they can do if high-quality (grass-fed, free-range, wild) protein sources aren’t quite in the budget.

Well, here’s a pretty cool option — you can drink more bone broth!

It’s cheap. It heals the gut, thus improving nutrient absorption. And apparently, when consumed in sufficient quantities, it reduces our protein needs. In other words, we can get away with consuming less protein.

Sarah Pope covered this topic pretty thoroughly in her Real Food Summit presentation, which I have posted for FREE viewing as part of yesterday’s blog.

Check out the video clip below in which Chef Lance Roll and I discuss this fascinating benefit of that magical elixir we call bone broth.

To listen to the entire show, click HERE.

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Host, The Real Food Summit
Real Food Summit

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From Slavery to Sharecropping to Solutions (Part 2 of 2)

by Sean Croxton

Click HERE for Part 1.

It went well.

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of presenting at the Black Male Empowerment Summit at Georgia Southern University (GSU). In the hours leading up to the first of my two talks, I wondered if these young men (and a few women) would even be interested in listening to me babble about holistic health and wellness for an hour. Turns out they were.

They raised their hands and asked great questions.

They shared their own experiences.

They expressed their frustrations with the limited access to healthy food.

These young people really cared.

Despite their interest in the topic, I wondered if I had really made an impact — would any of my attendees actually put the information to use?

Then this week, while I read Will Allen’s book The Good Food Revolution for the second time, I came across a passage regarding a recent study of one hundred sixth-graders who had participated in a hands-on, garden-based nutrition education program. Allen writes,

“(These students were compared) with two other groups: students who were taught nutrition lessons in a classroom and those who were given no nutrition education at all. The researchers found no significant difference a year later in the vegetable and fruit consumption of children without nutrition education and those who received nutrition classes. The students who received hands-on training in a garden, however, increased their fruit and vegetable intake by more than two servings a day.” (Allen, 160-161)

No, I don’t typically work with sixth-graders (then again, maybe I should), but I can’t help but wonder…

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JERF: Just Eat Real Food!

by Sean Croxton

Oh, this felt so good!

I haven’t done a YouTube rant in a long time.

Today, I did my video rendition of last month’s This is Silly blog. Did it all in one take!

I’m sure a handful of health bloggers will be a bit offended. But, everything is a matter of perception anyway.

I just want the common person out there who is curious about health to be able to find real answers about nutrition without having to deal with all the B.S. and grandstanding that has become so prevalent in our field.

And NO, there is nothing wrong with changing our minds about things. But I can only imagine how frustrating it is for people to hear one thing today and something completely different from the same person tomorrow.

Let’s keep it simple.

Let’s Just Eat Real Food!

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