Truth be told, if your ancestors didn’t move, they didn’t eat. As a hunter and gatherer, if you didn’t hunt and gather, you didn’t eat (if you didn’t move, you got eaten). Before the agricultural revolution 10,000+ years ago, all humans had to spend energy to secure energy. You had to burn calories to find, hunt, chase, fish, carry and prepare everything that you ever ate or drank.
Research continues to build an even stronger case for how important our microbiome is for health and well being, affecting everything from brain function to cancer survival rates. ‘… gut microorganisms have been shown to play a role in a wide range of human diseases, including obesity, psoriasis, autism, and mood disorders.’
Who doesn’t love a good taco? If you’re aiming for strict Paleo, use lettuce instead of the organic corn tortillas.
The lunge is a great ‘go-to’ exercise – demanding, safe, helpful to undo the effects of all the sitting we do in modern life.
8+ boneless, skinless organic chicken thighs (you’re welcome to use breasts – I find thighs have more fat/flavor, which I’m always looking towards) 1 large or 2 medium leeks, sliced and rinsed well 3-4 medium shallots, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 celery stick, chopped 1/4 cup coconut oil Sea salt and fresh cracked…
A favorite for nearly everyone, including kids. Meatloaf provides a great source of flavorful protein (and always has leftovers – a key component for a healthy lifestyle). One key is to use organic grass finished ground beef with at least 15% fat; using ground sirloin that has 5% or 10% fat can lead to a…
Great warm-up exercise, particularly for the shoulders and hips. Done like this though – 100 reps – definitely a workout.
A four minute workout? Sounds crazy, but it’s true. Tabata is a high-intensity, interval training regimen that can produce remarkable results. It only takes 4 minutes to do, and it’s incredibly effective! You will be amazed at how intense four minutes of exercise can be.
We all want to be happier. Even the happiest among us want to be happier still. It turns out that when we get to do things that come easier to us, we are happier. Humans like to be good at things.
If the herd was happier and healthier, we would follow them.