"Avoid trauma."

"Eliminate self-destructive behaviors. These concepts are self evident to most people (wear seat belts, don’t smoke or do drugs, don’t dive into shallow water) yet so many of us live our lives oblivious to impending danger. Develop a keen sense of awareness of your surroundings."

"Avoid poisonous things."

"Avoid exposure to chemical toxins in your food (pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, etc) and on your skin. But also try to avoid the hidden poisons in foods like sugars, grains, processed foods, trans and hydrogenated fats, and mercury in certain fish.

"Use your mind."

Exercise your brain daily as our ancestors did. Be inventive, creative, and aware. If your work is not stimulating (or even if it is), find time to read, write, play an instrument and interact socially."
~ Mark Sisson

Stand Up to Save Your Life


Last week I wrote a post covering Mark Sisson’s commentary on his blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, in which he discussed standing desks (OR stand-up desks), depending on which vernacular you prefer.  I also said I would get some more resources together for those who had further interest and wanted to explore the topic further – well they…

USA Today: Paleo diet & the caveman’s dining table


If you were still wondering if this wacky way of eating and living was still too ‘out there’ for the rest of society – then think again. Paleo-Primal is becoming ever more mainstream with passage of each week. There aren’t many newspapers in the USA that are more mainstream than ‘USA Today’ and just last week they featured an article that they in…

Intermittent Fasting – Why It REALLY Works!


Get this… people, humans, homo sapiens DID NOT evolve over the last 2 million years by eating three square meals a day? In fact in the combined pre-historic past of our species we might have been lucky to get anything to eat at all for several days running! Obviously when we were hunter-gatherers our food…

22 Unconventional Uses For Coconut Oil


Looking for other ways to put your newly discovered coconut oil ‘wonder product’ to use?? Well I think that Abel over at his blog Fat Burning Man has produced a slam-dunk on some the more ‘out there’ ideas I have come across thus far… Lets see why not try: Facial moisturizer Deodorant Hair Gel ……

7 Reasons Why Diets Don’t Work


Hands up those out who HATE the word ‘DIET’ (well I know that Garfield [the cat] does – he says it is just the word ‘DIE’ with a ‘t’)! Well so does Mary Vance, guest blogger over at ‘Primal Docs’. Her recent post focusses on what is truly wrong with the conventional (and still by far) the default method…

(a) KISS Gets Results


If you REALLY want your new or existing Paleo / Primal lifestyle to start making its presence felt in your body shape when you look in the mirror or by the way you feel when you wake up in the morning then Marc’s post over at his blog ‘Feel Good Eating’ is for you. Marc’s key phrase is…

Best For Weight Loss – Fat Free or Low Fat Foods?


In this article ‘Heather’, bless her heart, asks the same question that SO many people are still asking themselves (or someone else even less qualified)… While I know the basics of how to eat right, I’m wondering whether it’s better to include fat free and low fat versions of foods or to just eat less of the…

Paleo Halloween – Kids Alternatives


Any Paleo peeps starting to feel guilty about the prospect of handing out little  plastic bags full of deadly sugar this Halloween eve? Well Nell Stephenson’s got a few alternatives for you to consider over on her blog ‘Paleoista’. Nell offers the following ideas for your front-door handovers… Gift cards (more expensive BUT healthier) Small packets of crayons Cash! How…

10 Good Reasons To Murder Your Microwave


Paleo foodie, Simone Shifnadel runs an organic catering service in San Francisco and also frequently writes on her blog ‘Zen Belly’. Her article regarding the use of microwaves for food prep by the Paleo community is interesting to me in that I admittedly had no knowledge of the alleged dangers  that microwave cooking posed to the food…

R-evo Drs., Integrative Meds, Mito Chi

NYT ADH variants asia

No apologies here for handing out a good dose of science… The blog ‘Animal Pharm’ is a gem of a health website for those who are interested in investigating and learning about evolutionary health and fitness and this article is a perfect example of the time and effort Dr. BG (Grace..??) puts into her blog posts. This particular article opens with an extremely insightful quote from Douglas C. Wallace,…

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