Keeping Up with Tara Grant

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Editors Note: Tara will be speaking and presenting at Paleo f(x) this upcoming weekend. On April 11th, from 10:00am-10:25am, she will be giving doing a magic dough recipe cooking demo. On April 13th, from 3:35pm-4:40pm she will be speaking at the Journey of Transformation session. You can purchase a pass to watch the Live Stream by clicking this link or, if you’re in the area, purchase passes to Paleo f(x) by clicking this link.   From Sarah: As my usual late night binge of working on responding to PrimalGirl emails wound down on Thursday last week, I texted Tara with a run down of what I did.  She didn’t respond for a while, which was strange, since usually she’s lighting quick. I had just started to get concerned when an image appeared…. I couldn’t believe it! There with Patricia Heaton, Reese Witherspoon, & Emma Thompson was my friend, confidant, and boss proudly declaring 112 pounds lost from a clean Primal/Paleo diet.  While I was instinctively proud of her and immediately called her so we could squeal like teenagers on the phone I also had a personal reaction that I wanted to share with all of you. I wanted to tell all … Continue reading

Help Support Pure Taste: The UK’s First Paleo Restaurant

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Holly Redman is a woman on a mission– A mission to change the way that people view Paleo food. As a chef, nutritional therapist, and chemistry graduate, she is motivated by her desire to take an uninspiring dietary restriction and turn it into an absolutely mouthwatering way of eating. Let’s hear Holly’s story from the lady herself! As a coeliac (and more recently paleo dieter) married to someone with a dairy-intolerance I know just how frustrating eating out can be for people who avoid certain foods for health reasons. You feel like the Spanish inquisition just talking to the waiter, end up with a much reduced menu, and often have half the food removed from your plate because it isn’t suitable! So I wanted to create a hassle-free dining experience that embraced real food, creating dishes without processed ingredients and common allergens so that people on the paleo diet and other specialist diets could enjoy eating out again. For the last 10 months I’ve been running Pure Taste Popup – a monthly restaurant event in Sussex in the UK specialising in creating gorgeous gluten-free and paleo-friendly food! The response has been phenomenal, each night getting booked up many weeks in … Continue reading

Paleo Treats: Rations for the Driven

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My Standards Sometimes people send me things to sample. Usually they’re hoping for a review — some of them ask, some of them don’t. Usually they’re hoping I’ll at least pass on a message to you, dear Reader, and help promote their company. You can see I don’t actually post that many reviews. I try to live by the adage, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” If I don’t believe in a product or actually use it myself, I certainly don’t advertise for it. I don’t care how much money I can make, I refuse to sell out. My integrity means everything to me. Paleo companies are popping up all over the place, as Paleo becomes the newest and greatest thing since gluten-free sliced bread. Even some Vegans are converting. I’ve received samples from companies claiming to be Paleo but when I read the ingredients on their flashy packaging, I’ve been bitterly disappointed. Not only did I not consume their products, I didn’t blog about them, either. I have standards, you see. Paleo Treats: Rations for the Driven I was contacted a couple weeks ago by a representative of a company called Paleo … Continue reading

Vitamin D, CBS and Pickle Mayonnaise

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Vitamin D and Sleep Dr. Seth Roberts (a PhD and biohacker who presented at AHS last year) has been blogging about my Vitamin D and sleep connection for several months now and has been trying it out for himself. Seth has been trying to improve his sleep for years and definitely thinks I’m on to something. You can read about his experiments here. He’s currently writing a publication on the subject, which I can’t wait to read. He’s also been referring to the topic during some of his talks. I know some of you have tried and have had success with changing the timing of your supplementation – we believe it’s more important than previously thought and can impact the outcome. Paleo on CBS Paleo’s been on the news again! Dr. Kim Mulvihill at CBS San Francisco recently came to PaleoFX and interviewed some of us. There’s tons of great information, including an interview with CJ Hunt about his new movie, In Search of The Perfect Human Diet. (Spoiler alert: it turns out the perfect human diet is Paleo.) Check out the videos on CBS, or click below. I just happen to be in this one. ;) Aired May 14, 2012: New Documentary … Continue reading

The Paleo Movement Sweeps Australia

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As a person who was raised in Canada and then spent almost a decade in Europe, I have seen how the rest of the world pays attention to what’s going on. The United States doesn’t. Watch the news here and you’re lucky to even hear about that 7.0 earthquake in Asia. If you’re American, it’s more likely you know all the Republican candidates by heart and where they stand in the polls. The rest of the world isn’t like this. They pay attention to themselves, their neighboring countries and the rest of the world. They pay attention to us. The Paleo movement is starting to gain major momentum around the world. I don’t care where it started, who invented it and who does it best. I care that the message is spreading. People are adapting the Paleo/Primal diet and lifestyle to suit themselves, their families and their nations. Butter is flying off the shelves in Scandinavian countries, the French are talking to Robb Wolf and I’m getting comments from people in the UK, Israel, Greece and New Zealand. Rock. On. We often hear from Americans and Canadians about what it’s like to live a Paleo lifestyle but what about people … Continue reading

Favorite Paleo Goes Mainstream: What’s in the Paleo Diet?

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CBS has been airing more segments about the Paleo diet and lifestyle. Dr. Kim Mulvihill has done a fantastic job at explaining the Ancestral Health Movement, in fact she’s made it so simple even a caveman could understand it, ha ha ha. Here are the latest videos (note: I’m having problems with the embed code, I’ll be doing separate posts for each video). I especially like the last one about saturated fat, even though she got it slightly wrong. There are tons of resources on the CBS website, including sample Paleo diets and direct links to research. It’s nice to see a news agency trying to actually educate the public instead of deceiving them for once. What’s In The Paleo Diet? Featuring Dr. S. Boyd Eaton, Mark Sisson, Dr. Robert Lustig and Dr. Lynda Frassetto. Aired November 3, 2011. Watch More: Part Two | Part Three | Part Four … Continue reading

Paleo Goes Mainstream Part II

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Dr. Kim Mulvihill is at it again! She feels so good on a Paleo diet that she says she’s going to stick with it for life. This is a special edition breaking down just what you can eat on the Paleo diet and how to cheat (although I’d never cheat with wheat!). Next week, she’ll be bringing us another week long series on the Ancestral Health and Paleo movement. Stay tuned! (If the video above doesn’t load, please try refreshing the page.) … Continue reading