Sunday, January 2, 2011

Paleo Resources Support

Crossfit King of Prussia is using the natural motivation of starting a New Year to kick off a primal challenge, to see details of the challenge click here. To help support you on this journey we’ve gathered some of the best resources to help you better understand what you are doing and why you’re doing it. For those who selected to try to Paleo Perfectionist level the material below will be especially helpful. 

Some of my favorite and easy to understand resources on the web are: Whole 9 and Mark’s Daily Apple. I am also super geeked-out on Robb Wolf’s podcasts – although these are a bit science-y so they aren’t for everyone. Personally, I get excited every Tuesday when the new one is released.

Good luck, happy reading, and post to comments if there is something that you’re looking for that you don’t see any references to.

Help from Whole 9, how to explain what the heck you’re doing with this nutritional challenge:

The Paleo Pitch. Whole9 helps you explain how you eat to friends, family and co-workers.

Whole 9’s Perspective on Paleo via the Whole 30: Why to avoid gains, legumes, and dairy - found on the Whole 9 Resources Page:

The Grain Manifesto. Whole9′s simplified explanation of the trouble with grains.

Cereal Grains: Humanity’s Double-Edged Sword. Published by Dr. Loren Cordain

The Dairy Manifesto. Whole9′s simplified take on dairy products.

The Adverse Effects of Milk. An analysis from Dr. Loren Cordain and Pedro Bastos

The Peanut Manifesto. Whole9′s simplified take on peanuts.

Robb Wolf’s Perspective on Paleo and Getting Started:

Paleo Overview -What is the Paleo diet?

Basics of the Paleo diet - Answers about diabetes, cardio vascular disease, autoimmunity, calcium, acid/base balance, and more

Get Started - I want to give Paleo a shot. How do I do it?

Mark’s Daily Apple Resources:
The Definitive Guide to Grains – Why are grains not part of a primal lifestyle and Why Grains are Unhealthy

The Definitive Guide to Dairy – Why dairy is problematic and how to incorporate it (or not) into your primal lifestyle

The Definitive Guide to Sleep - Why sleep is important, and why you need to get more of it!

The Definitive Guide to Fats – a primal lifestyle goes against conventional wisdom of eating a low fat diet, if increasing your fat intake is concerning you, check out this post and see why fat is good for you!


Need a quick visual of what your food should look like, use the Balanced Bites food pyramid as your Paleo Food Guide.

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