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  1. Looks like you’ve got a sweet tooth, Lauren! Nearly every recipe is a sweet one. Even though it’s paleo and some are anti-inflammatory, it seems to me that keeping up that level of sweets isn’t a great idea for anyone’s health. A little here, a little there — doesn’t it feed the carb cravings?

    (Full disclosure: I eat a ketogenic diet, which does include some dairy. No grains. Mostly berries for fruit. Sugars/sweeteners of any kind are a real rarity).

    • I share treat/sweet recipes on my site because I find that these are the most difficult to adapt to a grain free lifestyle. Meat and vegetables are already paleo 🙂 But I encourage my readers to enjoy sweet recipes/treats as just that – treats.

  2. Why do most paleo people think carbs are evil? Just because you’re scared of them doesn’t mean you need to make Lauren feel bad. Why would you say that to someone with a history of an eating disorder? @janaia
    Lauren your recipes are perfect, keep it up, carbs and all! #metabolichealth

    • Sounds delicious- I need to get my hands on that cookbook!

      I agree with @Jenna. I need my carbs and would never survive on a ketogenic diet. I am in love with your website, and it has given me hope and so many great ideas. Thank you so much, Lauren.

  3. Hi Lauren!
    This is sooo good – my family is a bit suspicious of Paleo meals that imitate non-Paleo food (and rightly so), but everyone in my family (even my super picky pasta-vore brother) LOVED it! It means so much to me that they’ll eat it, and thank you for putting this up on your website! (as a teen, I don’t have a big budget for cookbooks).

    I’d also like to thank you for being so candid in pictures of your life – next year I”m heading off to college, and I want to cook almost all my food. Your advice and reviews of merchandise you deem important are helpful for today’s young people who wish to improve their lives! Thank you for filling a massive void in the blogging universe – a respectable, evidence-based, health-oriented website written by a young woman close to my age is really hard to come by!

    Good luck on your health journey, and God bless! ;D

  4. Sounds tasty, as many of your receipes! I just want to point out that the linked Cooking wine here contains as first ingredient CORN SYRUP. as this is something many folks here want to avoid, be aware. Maybe you can link a paleo/aip Cooking wine?

    • I know I’m late to this post, but my little tip might help someone with the same concerns as yours 🙂

      I’ve found that in most Chinese recipes, the cooking wine can be replaced with a dry sherry. The alcohol evaporates and you only need a little splash so it won’t taste boozy.

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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