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On Callouses and Barefooting

I’m currently enjoying a few days to myself on the Oregon Coast. Being back on the beach reminds me of my MovNat trip to Costa Rica, partly because even though it was over two months ago, the beach sand abrasions are still fresh on my mind. But I headed down to the beach this morning […]

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Connecting the Dots

Last Friday was my daughter’s last day of preschool until it returns in September, and I picked her up feeling like we should mark the occasion. Unfortunately, I had to run a rather boring errand at the hardware store. It’s a testament to my cute, little Oregonian mountain town that even our friendly neighborhood hardware […]

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Securing My Mask First Before Helping Others

I’ve been alluding to something in my posts and comments and I thought I’d go into more detail here since there’s been some interest. But before I do, I must credit Diana Rodgers of Radiance Nutrition for the title. While I’m sure it’s not hers, she used it at PaleoFX to great effect and it’s […]

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The Contrarian Credo, or Why We Have to be Smarter

If you haven’t already embraced your cultural maverick status (here), I’m about to give you some more ammunition. Because here’s the deal: It takes a daily resolve to navigate our loud pro-grain, pro-sedentary atmosphere. If we take a look at the 20th century and the havoc it wrought in our diet, we’ll see something pretty […]

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The Final Paleo Frontier

Death. The logical result of all life. And yet, we don’t give much thought to it, preferring instead to worry about things like traffic and whether our sports team won on Sunday. We’re such silly monkeys, aren’t we? And yet, there it is. A hard truth that someday you and I will simply not be […]

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The Argument for a Slow Entry

No, this is not a naughty post. Get your mind outta that gutter! I’m talking about how to put this Paleo stuff to work in your life. Do you rip the band-aid off and go whole hog all at once? Or do you ease in, check the water temp with your toe before wading in? […]

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Quick Link: Vitamin B12

The NYTimes has a popular article going around about Vitamin B12 (here). Because bio-available B12 can only be obtained from animal sources (especially liver, red meat, fish, and shellfish), strict vegetarians and vegans run the risk of a deficiency. From the article: B12 is an essential vitamin with roles throughout the body. It is needed […]

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You Must Change Your Life

Archaic Torso of Apollo We cannot know his legendary head with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso is still suffused with brilliance from inside, like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low, gleams in all its power. Otherwise the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could a smile […]

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Weight Gain? Consider Yourself Lucky

That’s right. You heard me. I’ma let that sink in for a second. Did you find Paleo/Primal because you wanted to lose pounds? If I had never started gaining weight, I never would have changed my eating habits. It’s that simple. Weight gain is often the first sign we get (or actually listen to) that […]

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On Paleo Baking

Too bad there’s no such thing. But first, some background. The Paleo-sphere was alive with some feistiness this week between Paleo Parents and Whole9 over this article. The gist of the argument seems to be that some people are okay with making and consuming things like baked goods with ingredients that are Paleo/Primal approved, while […]

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