Paleocare Podcast #23: Matt Shaffer, RN of

In this episode, Katy and Chelsea interview Matt Shaffer of Matt shares his story of educating others about fitness and nutrition, while balancing his work as an ER nurse. Discover tips and tricks to formulate fitness goals for maximum success and make the most of your living body!

Top 5 Natural Ways to Prevent Cold, Flu, and Other Viral Infections

fruits and veggies

The arrival of autumn and the onset of cooler temperatures marks the start of cold and flu season. This year, many people are also concerned about the Ebola virus, which was recently diagnosed for the first time in the United States. Regardless of what viral infections are making their rounds in your community this season, [...]

Featured Workout: Weight Plate Complex

Weight Plate

I used to spend hours each week doing cardiovascular endurance training: running, biking, swimming laps, step classes, kickboxing, etc.  I suffered multiple athletic injuries over the years and only rarely took a day off. When I was first diagnosed with autoimmune disease, I was in the middle of training for a marathon.  I was addicted [...]

Paleocare Podcast #22: Q&A with Katy and Chelsea


In this podcast, Katy and Chelsea catch up on their new roles in nursing. They then take a variety of questions from the Paleocare community, ranging from how to budget while following a real food template to using Paleo to treat cardiovascular disease.

Why “Getting Sparked Up” With AdvoCare Is Not Healthy

Spark Cocktail

Advocare is a multilevel marketing (MLM) company that sells nutrition and weight loss supplements.  If you are on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, chances are you know someone that is a distributor for these products.  Advocare has become increasingly popular in recent years, signing on numerous famous athletes as endorsers.  They even recently recruited Rich Froning [...]

Featured Movement: Toes to Barbell

Toes to Barbell

As part of the many changes taking place here on the Paleo Nurse blog, I’m going to be including more fitness-related content, especially as it relates to those who are living a Paleo lifestyle and/or struggling with autoimmune disease.  One of the things that I know people struggle with is keeping workouts fresh and fun, [...]

Ginger Lemon Tea: A Cold & Flu Fighting Remedy


With the arrival of autumn, cold and flu season is right around the corner.  I’m not a huge proponent of the flu vaccine, as I don’t believe that the benefits of the vaccination outweigh the risks.  A nutrient-dense, real food diet, adequate sunshine, plenty of sleep and rest, and proper movement of the body are [...]

Getting Back to My Blogging Roots: An Update on My Life


In August 2014, the Paleo Nurse blog was officially two years old.  Since I began this blog, I’ve gone through many personal and professional changes.  My health made a drastic recovery and I decided to go back to school to become a holistic nutritionist based on my own experiences in using diet to heal my [...]