Posted by: Lowell | August 28, 2009

Primal Blueprint Success Stories

Mark (from Mark’s Daily Apple) has been posting reader submitted stories, and they’re great enough they deserve to be shared around.  Think a happy, healthy (and primal) lifestyle can’t work if you’re fat past a certain point, or have advanced diabetes, or are just very unhealthy?  Think again.  You might need additional medical help to resolve underlying clinical issues- and if so likely only temporarily- but in many cases all it takes is a primal lifestyle, and that’s easier than it sounds and feels great.


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Posted by: Cailyn | July 17, 2009

Buttered Shirred Eggs

This is a spin on a traditional dish that is guaranteed to give the low-fat/low-calorie crowd horrible nightmares.  Eggs soaked in butter, garnished with bacon, and gently cooked until the whites are just set and the yolks are rich and runny.  Think soft-boiled egg or sunny side up, but ten times better.  And you don’t need toast to enjoy it.

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Posted by: Lowell | July 17, 2009

Paleo / Primal in a Nutshell Video

I’m on the Greater Seattle Weston A. Price Foundation Yahoo Group (wow that’s a long name), and someone recently posted a link to the following video.  It’s basically just a 5-minute flash animation describing the Paleo/Primal diet and rationale in a nutshell.  It does a pretty good job, actually.  Obviously there’s a lot more to it, but it’s a fun intro for newcomers, and a fun refresher for the rest of us.

More on exercise below, after the jump, including some of my thoughts and another nutshell video.

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Posted by: Lowell | July 16, 2009

Time for fun… videos! Clips from Fat Head

I’m not going to post a full review now—might get to that eventually—but suffice to say I love Fat Head, a documentary that covers a large breadth of material from my favorite sources, and is fun and engaging as well.  I thought I’d post links to some of the official video clips for fun, and to provide more incentive to get a copy and watch it yourself.

Random tangential reminder: it’s not about being overweight, it’s about health.  Cancer and heart disease are more important than body fat.  Weight loss is just a nice side effect of doing healthy things.

Movie site:

Amazon link:

And now… the fun videos:

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Posted by: Lowell | July 8, 2009

Daily Blog Readings and More Sources

I keep finding great blogs and sources out there—I thought I’d take a minute to share some.  There are far more experienced and prolific folks out there already fighting the good fight and spreading the word about nutrition, health, and wellness, and doing a damn good job of it.  I don’t 100% agree with all of them, but I think everyone would admit no one has all the answers yet—regardless of whether or not you believe that  modern soy milk is good for you (spoiler alert: it isn’t).  There’s so much misinformation out there it can be difficult for even the most dedicated individual; each of these sources has their quirks but on the whole seems to be right on track.

Check these links out.  Watch the movie.  Read the book.  This stuff is solid gold.  It’s your health and your future.

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Posted by: Cailyn | July 6, 2009

Food as Pharma


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Can the food you eat affect your health?

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Posted by: Lowell | June 25, 2009

Keep being awesome!

This is just… awesome.  From

Keep being AWESOME!

Posted by: Lowell | June 23, 2009

Gary Taubes… now with video

A great 60 minute summary of Gary Taubes’ explanation of why and how we get fat:  Why We Get Fat: Adipocity 101.  It’s a video with slides from a talk Gary gave at Dartmouth recently.

If you don’t have the time or don’t want to read Good Calories, Bad Calories, you should– without a doubt– watch this.  It’s only an hour.  And if you’ve already read it, it’s a great refresher and summary.


Posted by: Lowell | June 21, 2009

Vacations (and breakfast) are good

We just got back from a little over a week on vacation; we spent most of it over in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, riding our bikes with family and generally having a good time.  Had some great food too—we went to Michael D’s for breakfast every morning, and it was exceedingly great.  Unbeatable omelettes, and they definitely cook with butter and all the good stuff.  Healthy and delicious!  More posts after I dig out from under the pile that is my work inbox.

Lowell (and Omelette) at Michael D's

Posted by: Cailyn | May 29, 2009

Birthday Cake

There aren’t very many things that I feel so strongly on that I won’t compromise.  Birthday cake is one of them.  Everyone should have a cake on their birthday.  We started this low-carb lifestyle shortly before Lowell’s birthday.  He figured that meant no cake.  I refused to accept defeat and combined about 5 different recipes and a large amount of Good Eats knowledge to create a delicious cake for him.  It’s pretty easy to make- easier than a “normal” cake I think. 

One of the sources that I used for inspiration was traditional Austrian desserts.  Many of them are made with nut meals and small amounts of sugar.  And of course, there is always Schlag. Schlag is the Austrian term for whipped cream.  A popular way to drink coffee in Austria is “mit Schlag,” or “with whipped cream,” instead of with sugar and milk.  Schlag is delicious.  It’s not the stuff that comes from a aerosol can.  It’s actual cream that’s been whipped before putting it on a cake or in coffee.  It’s just about perfect atop this cake, especially when it’s chocolate Schlag! 

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