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“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” -Confucius

I am not going to try to recreate the wheel here.  There are a TON of primal/Paleo resources out there but it is helpful to know where to look for the best information.

Follow the links below. And check back frequently as I will update this list often!

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“The Paleo Mom Community is a place where you can go to connect with other The Paleo Mom fans. Paleo pregnancy? The best way to serve liver? AIP recipes? How to pack a Paleo-friendly school lunch for your children? How about meeting others with the same health conditions as you and connecting with other like-minded people in your town? In fact, there are over 25 topics for you to choose from. There are categories for every state in the US and every region of the world.” – Sarah Ballantyne, PhD The Paleo Mom

Books:

The Paleo Approach, Sarah Ballantyne, PhD
Practical Paleo
, Diane Sanfilippo
Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon Morell, Mary Enig PhD
Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child, Sally Fallon Morell, Thomas S Cowan
How to Grow More Vegetables , John Jeavons
Know Your Fats,
 Mary Enig, PhD
The Primal Blueprint
, Mark Sisson
Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes
Eat Like a DinosaurPaleo Parents
Wheat BellyWilliam Davis, MD
The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf

Blogs:

Mark’s Daily Apple, Mark Sisson, author of Primal Blueprint
Robb Wolf,  former research biochemist is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet
Balanced Bites, Diane Sanfilippo, Certified Nutrition Consultant, C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach
Real Food Liz, Liz, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
The Paleo Mom, Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, Auto-Immune friendly and tons of reasearch!
Paleo Parents, Stacy & Matt, parents of three Paleo boys and author’s of Eat Like a Dinosaur
Food Renegade, Kristen, Nutrition and Wellness Coach
Livin la Vida Low Carb, Jimmy Moore

Podcasts:

Fat Burning Man
Dr. Lo Radio
Balanced Bites
Chris Kresser
Low Carb Conversations
Robb Wolf
The Paleo View

Movies:

Fat Head  - This guy is hilarious.  He put together a documentary that proves the famous Spurlock’s Super Size Me documentary wrong (how McDonald’s is addicting and you get fat when you eat it).  It’s quite comical really. The dude in Fat Head eats McDonald’s 3 meals a day for 28 days and LOSES weight!  Simply by limiting the amount of carbs to around 100 grams per day and continuing his normal low level cardio (walking 6 nights per week).   His doctor can’t believe it.  But his “good” cholesterol (HDL) went down probably because of the vegetable oil McDonald’s has to cook their fries in these days (they used to cook it in animal fat which is way better for you because it is not processed and made with chemicals like all the shitty oils we’re led to believe are good for you) and the quality of the meat.

Food, Inc. - We saw this movie a few years ago and that’s when we started to buy more organic fruits/veggies and find better meat products (not grain fed, minimally processed, pastured).  Watch this and you’ll be one step closer to putting down the Purdue chicken at the super market and seeking out some pastured chickens and pastured eggs.  The image of the cows walking around in their own crap is still burned in my memory.  How horrible is that? Yuck.

King Korn- Rap your brain around this.  If you eat a Standard American Diet (SAD) just about everything you put in your mouth has high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, or some other form of corn.  The problem is that the corn produced in ridiculously high amounts (something like 5 tons per acre) is not actually edible in its raw form.  It has to be chemically processed using some nasty stuff just so you can eat it.  It is fed to cows in feed lots literally killing the cows because they haven’t evolved to eat corn.  Then you eat the cow packaged nicely from the supermarket.  But what you don’t realize is you are eating an animal that is basically malnourished and dying (even though it was going to die anyway, I realize that).  The price of corn is so cheap that farmers can’t even make money just selling the stuff, they have to get subsidies from the government to make a profit. The sad thing is these all-American farmers can’t even eat what they grow on their farms!  This whole corn thing is just a big, big mess.  Mildly comical, somewhat corny (ha!), but I’d recommend watching it.

Food Matters - A bit of an eye-opener talking about the adverse affects of pharmaceutical drugs.  Food can cure cancer? You betcha!  Also, did you know that the cancer survival rate definition was changed to include people who have survived cancer for only 5 years after being “cured”. So if someone dies of cancer 5 years and one month after being “cured” they are not included in the statistics you see today. Eesh. Also, lots of talk about Vitamin C and its ability to cure cancer. Heavy stuff.

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