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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #24 Be a Paleo Pioneer

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #24  Paleo is a Journey- Leave Your Scale, Barbells, and Processed Foods Behind!



A constant query you have probably received as you started your Paleo or Ancestral sort of lifestyle is this:


“How do you even know what Paleo is?  All paleolithic peoples didn’t eat the same diet!”


And this is very true!  And so, what is the answer?


This thing is, a Paleo diet and lifestyle is just a concept; a metaphor for returning to eating real, God made foods!  So what if the Inuit ate mostly meat and fat, since that was all that they had available in the extreme northlands- and other tribes ate mostly tubers and game meat, and others whatever!  The point is: NONE of them were ever eating McDonald’s or Taco Bell’s fake red-slime types of phony meat products, cooked in soybean oil, fries, and washed it all down with a sugary or chemically sweetened drink!  NONE!!  They all ate real foods, as created by nature, by default, and were all the healthier for it.  


And all Paleolithic peoples exercised in a natural, healthy manner, again, by default, since there was no alternative... and, again, they were all the healthier for it!  


And that is the point: although there are various versions of the Paleo diet, this does not debunk the concept that a real food diet is ideal- 


It just shows that YOUR ideal Paleo diet may be somewhat different from mine!


There are similarities, of course, that run the gamet of ALL Paleo diets:


Real, God made foods, NOT man made processed foods!


LESS carbohydrates, much less than in the modern, S.A.D. Standard American Diet that is loaded with sugars, industrial seed oils ala margarine and vegetable oils (fake fats)!


MUCH less sugar and other sweeteners than in the SAD Diet!


Wild caught animals, pastured animals and milk products, and much more seafood and cultured or fermented vegetable and dairy products!


FAR more green, leafy, and cruciferous vegetables than in the SAD diet- probably about 5-6 times more veggies than almost anyone- probably more than most vegans consume- veggies, counter-intuitively for people not in the know, are the MAIN component of a Paleo diet!    And, of course, this is easily done with a Vitamix blender, which “chews” the veggies up for you, fresh or frozen, and makes them easily assimilable in a liquid form!  Easy to order with free shipping from


So, if you are trying to “lean out”; that is lose body fat initially- don’t eat much rice, or white potato or sweet potato- have a Paleo smoothie, have some more butter on another plate of broccoli, eat some more grass fed beef- even some good quality cheese!  Carbohydrates are not your friend right now...


But, when you have a good body composition, are training regularly in a natural, Perfectly Paleo Exercise sort of manner- well, then you actually NEED some God made carbs like potatoes, and rice, and even a green banana added into your smoothie for the Prebiotic function it gives to your gut microbes!  


In other words, there is no one-size-fits-all PALEO DIET!


It changes as you continue on your Paleo Journey, back to the way our ancestors ate successfully for thousands of years!  


Imagine your Paleo journey to be a migration across the American continent back in the 1800’s- your Paleo covered wagon carrying you along to the land of health and wellness, a happy mind in a strong, fit body.  As you travel, you leave non-essentials behind- the pioneers left books, pianos, and dishes...


You can leave behind your SCALE (Gravity acting on your body tells you nothing about your health!), processed foods, soda pop, all wheat and modern grains, your barbell set, gym membership...


Your journey will go so much better unencumbered by all of this useless BAGGAGE!

 You will arrive lean, healthy, fit, and UNINJURED or SICK!  


Go West Young Man (Or Woman!)  Onward to PaleoLand!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #23 The Very BEST Ways to Exercise, Naturally!

If you’ve been following along with Paleo Quick Tip of the Day for the past 23 weeks, you are surely seeing and feeling big changes in both your body composition, (Less fat; more muscle!), and just feeling amazing!  It doesn’t take that long- usually 3 weeks is the point where folks start to really feel and see it making a difference!  Also, this is the point when your lifelong addiction to processed foods, wheat products and sugar is broken, and you no longer feel like you are in withdrawal...  because you really were an addict!  AND NOW YOU ARE NOT- HALLELUJAH!!


This first 23 weeks has been mainly about dialing in your nutrition and sleep- walking and some exercise, especially virtual and self-resisted exercise have been added into your early morning routine, right after you make your daily paleo green smoothie.  Also, you are probably progressing on your pushups and straight-legged situps...


But now it’s time to up it a notch- add in a weekly workout to really maximize your lean muscle, and build up a real, symmetrical physique that is not only attractive, but very, very functional and healthy!


I’m not big on exercise apparatus at all- I’ve tried most of it in my mis-spent youth, and I am quite anti-weight lifting!  It is just not necessary, and builds a physique that is really quite unappealing, but most importantly is fraught with injury, and I mean injury that is UNAVOIDABLE if you continue lifting heavy weights!!


So, what can you do to really build your body in an aesthetic, healthy, classically symmetrical and pleasing way?  


Get some gymnastic rings!!


I have a set in my cellar; since my farmhouse is well over a century old, and constructed of giant blocks of stone, the cellar has ceilings over 10 feet tall with exposed joists above- so, simple to hang some rings!  If you don’t have a place to hang them, it is easy to hang them from a tree branch, or a swing set, or a jungle gym in a playground- there are lots of ways to make it work!  You could take them to the park on Sunday, do your rings workout, and take them home... no big deal! And you will feel GREAT!


Here is my Sunday Rings workout: 


Pushups- pushups on the rings are MUCH more difficult than regular pushups, and MUCH more productive and beneficial than a bench press with weights- your scapula rotates completely as you go all the way down, and the handles rotate with your hands, taking all harmful stress off of your joints (elbow, wrist, shoulder) and maximizing the positive stress on your chest, shoulders, triceps, abs, and especially your tendons and ligaments, that are largely ignored in traditional weight lifting since all of the stress is linear; i.e. up-and-down- here, it is all around!


I do pushups, and then flies on the rings, and then pullovers by moving forward and lifting my torso with straight arms for reps, followed by triceps extensions by lifting my torso again with bent arms... you get the idea!  




You can easily move from exercise to exercise- do rows, chins, dips, and my favorite- chins in an L-sit position, working your lats and abs to the maximum, all at once!



What’s that?  You can’t DO a chin up?  Not even one?


Well, my friend, man or woman- now you can!


You just set the rings low enough (they are easily adjustable), and assist with your legs just enough to complete your chin- or dip- or row...


and, if you can’t do a full, down to the ground pushup on rings (most can’t, at least at week 23!), set the rings higher- as high as you need!  And do your reps!!


There is something very satisfying and primal about rings training- It’s like barefoot sprinting on grass- it brings me back to my childhood, running around with my friends, little 8 year old Jay, out in the fresh air and sunshine, having a BLAST!  


Rings are like that, too- basic movement, like playing on the monkey bars when you were a kid, climbing trees, pulling yourself up on branches- just plain experimenting with moving your body, like a cat!


Cats never give up on this movement training, why should you?


Get yourself a set of gymnastic rings.  Hang them up in the playground this Sunday.  After your fun, experimental workout, go for a few barefoot sprints across the park!  


Isn’t it great being a kid again?



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #22- Get Fit, Strong and Healthy- AND get a Natural Facelift in the Process!!!

I know, this sounds like a crazy infomercial... but it is TRUE, and actually rather easily achievable- every last bit of it!  How?


As you know, following a Paleo or ancestral type of diet is key for health- but did you know that the easiest, fastest, and most sustainable way to achieve such results is...




It really is that simple!


Take about a handful, or a cupful, or whatever you shake out into your Vitamix blender (no exacting recipes here, thank you!) of mixed frozen or fresh veggies- I like the California Mix from Wal-Mart and most groceries- cauliflower, broccoli, carrots) and then add another handful of either collards, spinach, kale- a leafy green dude!  Whatever you have on hand- fresh or frozen- doesn’t matter!


When you mix this into an instant smoothie meal replacement by adding a liquid like green or white tea, coconut milk, and a little bit of citrus fruit like a lemon, orange, and a handful of berries, fresh or frozen- you are giving your body the most incredible source of nutrients that you possible could offer!  “Hurray YOU” says your body!


You see, most of us are vastly overfed and undernourished. This means that we get too many calories that are devoid of nutrients that our bodies need desperately...


And not nearly enough of the micronutrients that we need to be fit, strong, and healthy!  The GREEN VEGETABLES, primarily, that we need in GREAT QUANTITY TO BE OUR HEALTHIEST, FITTEST, AND BEST!


Quite frankly, it is difficult to follow the Paleo diet... if you do it without a daily Paleo Green Smoothie!  It’s almost impossible to get enough greens and veggies to make it really happen, like it did in primeval times when our ancestors would literally gather and chew these veggies, ALL DAY LONG!!  


We don’t live like that today... but, we can accomplish the exact same thing, but even BETTER by putting our veggies into a Vitamix and blending them into an easily assimilable Paleo Smoothie that we can drink, easily and effortlessly.  


And just why is this so great?  


Because if we get all of these wonderful nutrients, in their natural form (not supplements!), from God-made veggies and fruits and pastured eggs and teas and butter and spices... WE ARE GIVING OUR BODIES EVERYTHING THEY NEED, AND HAVE BEEN LACKING, IN MOST CASES FOR YEARS AND YEARS!

When your body at last has all the nutrients it needs, it shuts off your appetite!  


The reason you are probably constantly hungry is that your body needs nutrients to build, and maintain your body’s health and wellness!


If you give it nutrient poor food, like the Standard American SAD diet- it will say over and over and over again- I’m Hungry- EAT!


And, if you continue to give it man made food, i.e. CRAP; your body will STILL be hungry, although storing fat all over your body, and especially all over your FACE!


Give your body a Paleo Green Smoothie each day, and a huge change happens, and it happens FAST.  


Almost immediately, your skin clears- hey- the body has enough nutrients now!


Next, fat starts melting away- hey- the body is no longer hungry- it has nutrients in plenty to build and repair with!  The body even says Hey- we should work out, since we have the nutrients available to build muscle- and let’s get rid of this worthless fat- we have enough nutrients coming in, this must be a time of plenty- let’s build up and be strong!  


The thing I notice the most, in folks who start incorporating a daily Paleo Smoothie, loaded with greens and veggies is-


Besides the fact that their skin and hair look amazingly healthy and glowing, their face is WAY thinner, more defined, and without that BLOAT that is so typical of modern Americans- THEY ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE MODELS!  


Cheekbones show up, the double chin disappears, and even wrinkles seem to be gone...


All from a Paleo Green Smoothie, made easily in a Vitamix blender, in your own kitchen??


Yes, it really is that simple and easy!  


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But, even if you don’t order it there, just get one, and more importantly use it on a regular basis!  NOTHING, and I really mean NOTHING is more beneficial to your health and appearance that this one simple step- NOTHING!




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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Paleo Quick Tip of the Day #21- Cook your own Food, Dude!

This may seem like a non-important kind of issue- maybe you are in the habit of “picking up” food for lunch at work, skip breakfast or eat something quick and processed, and go out several times per week to a restaurant, where you try to order “paleo” foods… not a big deal, right?

Au contraire, my friend!  There is no real way around it- nothing is better for you, both physically for your health and wellness, or mentally by putting you in a more intimate contact with the animals and vegetables that give their lives for your sustenance, than actually preparing, cutting, Vitamixing, and cooking them!  And, what you see it what you get!  No “red slime” mixed in your ground beef or chicken, no sick damaged animals from concentration camp feed lot meat laced  with hormones and antibiotics; not if you get it from a trusted local farmer as I do, and I suggest you do!

Check out if you don’t have a farmer friend as of yet!  Type in your address or zip code, and all the local farmers, their drop off points near you, and farmers markets will all magically appear!  It really is an amazingly useful service, and a great way to hook up with a local farmer or rancher who can be a great source of healthy food, and a good way to wean yourself off of the grocery store and processed fake food crap!  


Not only will you get away from substandard corn fed, diseased meats that are loaded with every toxic medicine and disease brought on by substandard diet- you will also free yourself from all of the bad oils, like soybean and canola oil, ALL the vegetable oils that are sabotaging your health!  You can begin using real oils and fats like pastured butter (Kerrygold butter is great, from Ireland), coconut oil, olive oil, and along with the good meat you will be eating, you will correct the balance of omega 3 to omega 6 fats, of which the Omega 6 from standard meats and fats is WAY out of whack in your body, unless you’ve been truly Paleo for quite a while… which is what you want, and what you WILL BE after you follow this last Paleo Quick Tip of the Day step, along with the 20 preceding!

You can also use your trusted farmer source for organic vegetables, pastured eggs, and perhaps some wonderful pastured berries- YUM!  Maybe some raw cream???

The thing is- given the proper nutrients, your body can accomplish almost anything- fight off disease, build abundant health, shed fat and build muscle- just by being fed correctly, as God and nature intended!  

It really is that easy!  

We have just gotten so far off track, by NOT-

getting our meats from naturally raised conditions

eating unnatural, fake fats and oils

and by actually EATING-

processed, and fast processed fake crap foods from a drive-thru

soft drinks of any type, sweetened or chemical sweetened

Genetically modified wheat, corn and soy products

that we have destroyed our bodies’ innate ability to heal itself!


We then run desperately the Medical INDUSTRY, and beg to be “fixed” of our many diseases- and they gladly oblige…


NOT by fixing us- just by masking the symptoms with various drugs, and taking all of our money for the favor!

Don’t fall into this trap- you are your own physician- 

Physician- heal thyself!


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