Paleo Memphis Meet-Up At Shelby Farms This Weekend
Come join us this weekend for a cook out at Shelby Farms. It’s this Saturday, June 16th at 12:30pm. If you’re on Facebook, be sure to join the Paleo Memphis group for details and to stay up-to-date on any changes. This will be a great opportunity to get to know like-minded paleo folks from the Memphis area. Heck, even if you’re thinking about “going paleo”, come join us and learn more about paleo eating and living.
My buddy is in China for a couple of weeks and sent me this picture of some street food outside of Beijing. It made me wonder…are bugs paleo? What about sheep penis? I hope to never find out but it does make you wonder. I’d imagine our hunter/gather ancestors were opportunistic eaters but do you think they’d munch on some king spiders or medicinal centipedes?
Yep, these do look pretty cool but they are expensive. For a box of 13 custom made bars it’ll cost you ~$39 + shipping. That’s about $3 per bar…not too terrible considering you’d get exactly what you want. This might be a good idea if you travel a lot or have a need for a quick, paleo friendly snack.
After listening to more and more paleo/primal podcasts and reading The 4 Hour Body, I’m very anxious to find a paleo friendly physician in the Memphis area. However, and Memphis always seems to be behind a lot of things, there isn’t a single paleo doctor in the city - the closest is Jay Shires in Jackson, TN. Hell, if I lived in Nashville, there’s 6 in the area!
I’m on the hunt for a Memphis-area doctor who is versed in and who mantains a paleo/primal friendly practice. I’d like to start getting my blood work done more often and I want someone who can talk to me about adequate vitamin D levels and someone who won’t scoff at the idea of a high-fat, low-carb diet.
I have a few leads because I went through my MBA program with an MD and she gave me some doctors to contact. I’ll let you know if and when I find someone. Also, if you know of anyone in the Memphis area please let me know!
I recently sent Liz Wolfe, from www.CaveGirlEats.com, a favorite paleo lifer, some of my products to try. I always love to hear what people think of my creations, especially experienced, hardcore paleo advocates. Liz is definitely a paleo expert. Liz is a board certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has been featured as a “nutritional expert” in OK! Magazine. You may also recognize her name from Paleo Magazinein which she is writes a regular column. If that is not enough, Liz also co-hosts the Balanced Bites Podcast. Liz took some time out of her hectic schedule to write a testimonial about Primal Life Organics.
I’ve been obsessed with Paleo-style skin care (ie: what goes ON is just as important as what goes IN) - ever since I realized my personal care products were LOADED with ingredients I couldn’t pronounce, remember, nor trace back to the source. I finally took the leap and ditched all the old stuff and moved on to more Paleo-friendly skin care, beginning with the basics: the Oil Cleansing Method, a bit of oil to moisturize, and baking soda and apple cider vinegar for exfoliation and toning.
But I was missing something. Yes, I stripped my routine down to “the basics,” but I knew there were some amazing properties to the oils, clay, and other natural earth-derived products that Trina uses as part of Primal Life Organics. With the assault the Modern world makes on our skin every day, I knew I wanted MORE nourishment, MORE anti-aging, and MORE anti-inflammatory action. And I needed someone who KNEW where to find these things in nature, as well as how to source and combine them!
Trina knows her stuff. Just take a moment to read her ingredient descriptions - did YOU know frankincense not only helps prevent wrinkles, but promotes a feeling of serenity? That Clary sage promotes skin regeneration AND balances oil production? Theres an entire WORLD of natural, skin-loving compounds out there, and Trina is an absolute expert.
It’s not an exaggeration to say my skin (and health) is better now than ever before. (Seriously - I’m glowing!) I’m so grateful to have found Trina and Primal Life Organics!
I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to buy Upgraded coffee from Bulletproof Exec. Eating/living paleo isn’t always the cheapest route but, at $19/bag, this shit is expensive! Maybe I’m lucky that I can tolerate coffee pretty well and I don’t have to worry too much about mold on my coffee. (Side note: I should try to find some locally roasted beans.)
I bought The 4-Hour Body over the weekend to see how paleo it is and to see what I can get out of it. Now that my MBA is behind me I’ll have more time to read and I wanted something that I could pick up an read in bits and pieces. The physical book is pretty big and well over 400-500 pages ( I can’t remember the exact number) but, Tim designed it to be more of a reference than an actual story. He suggests only reading about 150 pages…which 150 pages is up to you.
I’ve read the first couple of mandatory chapter but haven’t decided which topic(s) I’ll dive into next. I’m not looking for a short-cut to health but with kids at home and working full time I’m definitely open to the idea of less-is-more as it applies to exercising and working out. Hopefully the book will deliver.
In searching for a zero-drop, barefoot friendly shoe suitable for the office, I came across the Vivobarefoot Ra ($130). I ordered a pair yesterday because they’re having a 20% off sale right now and my new job starts on Monday. My office isn’t as strict as a lawyer’s office might be so I’m hoping these won’t be too casual. I’ll post some pictures when they come in and I have a chance to test them out.
Part of my 2012 paleo resolutions were to replace some of my shoes with barefoot friendly versions and this is one step in the right direction. My black dress shoes aren’t too bad but I hope to replace those eventually too. I’ve never ordered shoes online so I hope they fit okay…I’ll keep you all updated.
Things have been busy around here so I wanted to touch base with everyone. I’m back in school (5 more weeks until graduation!) and school work has me fairly preoccupied. Also, at work I’m transitioning into a new job next week so I’ve been busy trying to get things taken care of in my existing role. It’s going to be a big change for me professionally so I’ve been getting mentally prepared.
I still plan on eating and living as paleo as possible and I’ll continue to update this blog as often as possible… more so after school wraps up. If you’re in the Memphis area and are interested in meeting fellow paleo people, check out the Paleo Memphis Meetup on Facebook. Hope to see you around!
Yes, I know, I know. That title isn’t exactly comforting. I hate giving you guys bad news, seeing as how you make this website possible, and I hate making unpopular recommendations like “eat more butter” or “get some sun” or “drink a glass of red wine,” but I have to stick to the…
One thing I love about paleo shopping is finding new, suitable food products at the grocery store. I wanted to share a few recent purchases as a way to help people recognize paleo-friendly foods among the dizzying array of choices at the grocery store.
Paleo purists may scoff at the Nut Thins and the vinaigrette but they’re good enough in my opinion and taste great. Besides, it’s not like I’m eating a box of Nut Thins every day! Another note, the vinaigrette has a bit of a kick to it!