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Ronnie Coleman, Mr. Olympia 2010

Getting Bulky: What It Really Takes

So you've read the other two posts here and here by me, Max Shippee, about putting your fears aside about lifting heavy weight and getting "all bulky", but you're still not convinced. That's fine. I have one more post for you. I have a friend/client, Ozzy Salcedo, who's been into bodybuilding since he was a kid. He walked into my gym in decent shape, but was soon schooled in the difference between working out for being on stage, and being fit for … Continue reading

Grigoris Tsahas, 99, one of the residents of Ikaria

Sleeping Late, Drinking Wine: The Fountain of Youth?

This picture is of Grigoris Tsahas, a 99 year-old man who lives in Ikaria, Greece. I think he looks pretty freaking good for 99, don't you? Ikaria is a breezy, warm island located on the eastern side of the Aegean sea, just west of Turkey. A recent article in the New York Times Magazine, "The Island Where People Forget To Die", highlighted the lifestyle of the astounding number of nonagenarians (people in their 90's) and centenarians (people in their 100's) who live … Continue reading

Paleo dog Zala

My Dog Eats (Mostly) Paleo

This is my dog, Zala. She is 5 years old and she's never been to the vet for anything except to get a chipped tooth removed and to be spayed. No, she does not usually wear leg warmers, but that day she was feeling particularly stylish, so she asked to borrow them from me. Zala is a border collie mix and she enjoys sprinting at a freakishly fast pace to retrieve balls and frisbees. She has more energy than any … Continue reading

Nell Stephenson

Nell Stephenson on Paleo Endurance Athletes

I recently had the opportunity to interview Nell Stephenson of www.paleoista.com. Nell is a highly successful endurance athlete, having placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd several times in her age group in Ironman races around the country. And she does these feats of athleticism while eating a Paleo diet! She also co-authored The Paleo Diet Cookbook with the esteemed Dr. Loren Cordain, and her new book, Paleoista, is available for pre-sale right now on Amazon. She does Paleo lifestyle coaching with clients around the … Continue reading

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Chris Kresser on Fertility and Nutrition

You've probably noticed Chris Kresser around the Paleosphere lately. He's been on Robb Wolf's podcast, he has his own very informative podcast, and he's cited on blogs for the in-depth research he does. He's known for getting to the bottom of health problems, including digestive disorders, thyroid health and fertility. In fact, to further emphasize his dedication to his science-based approach to finding answers, he signs his emails "Chris Kresser, Investigative Medicine". He's a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative … Continue reading

Kitavans

Hunter Gatherer Profile: The Kitavans

I covered the traditional Inuit in the last hunter gatherer profile, whose diet consists of sometimes 90% animal products. Hardly eating any carbohydrates at all for most of the year, they are on one end of the hunter gatherer macronutrient intake spectrum: the high protein end. On the other end are the Kitavans, whose diet consists of about 70% carbohydrates, 20% fat and 10% protein. I chose this group of people because they have been so well studied, and because … Continue reading

Hunter Gatherer Profile: The Inuit

There's not much that fascinates me more than the diets of non-modernized people. Whether it be the present day Suri tribe in Africa, the Swiss mountain dwellers of 100 years ago or the ancient South Pacific islanders, it's all downright riveting to me. In my free time I watch movies about them, read books on what they ate, and compare it all to our modern lives. I'm a food dork in the weirdest way. The more I learn about them, … Continue reading