I had wanted to check this team out for a while but was hesitant to join another, wondering how this one could be different, LOL, because of exactly the reason that there are too many different teams already. So the idea of an umbrella team I strongly support. I'm personally finding the most helpful books at the moment "Wheatbelly", "Primal Body, Primal Mind" and "Primal Blueprint" but have also learned a lot many other sources.
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Body Fat %: 16.0
Fitness Minutes: (340) Posts: 22 3/15/12 11:23 P
I just joined this team and I like the flexibility. No one's chemistry is like another's, so I call this "the grand experiment" - figuring out what works for me and what doesn't. I've discovered that gluten and I don't get along so well, so whether it's sprouted, soaked, or whatever... its not going in me. :)
Now i'm on a diary elimination phase.. to see if I feel better without it. I still think raw milk is the bomb, but it might be an exploding one for me... this phase of my experiment will prove that out.
“This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, without conscience, without knowledge; folks, this ain't normal.” ― Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
current weight: 129.8
Fitness Minutes: (67,620) Posts: 9,840 1/29/12 3:14 P
I like this idea. I am with you. I, too, struggled with how to support the ideas I have learned through reading multiple books on ancestral health, and finally just decided to use the author of one of the books I most completely fell in line with (Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas). However, I like all of them for different reasons, and they are all promoting the same basic idea: eat and move more like what our bodies were designed for. If we find out about the variety of possibilities that are covered with this basic approach, we can better tailor our choices to the perhaps unique needs of our bodies at the specific place we find ourselves to be. Count me as one of your members.
Sharon Burress Living healthy in a Primal way. Leader, Primal Body, Primal Mind Co-Leader, Ancestral Health
I think this can particularly useful as we all tinker and find out what works best for us. I never knew there were so many flavors of paleo, primal et al plans! If one aspect doesn't work for someone on one plan, it's too easy to give up the whole concept rather than adapt the diet. It's difficult enough on SP with all the carb-heavy fat-fearing conventional wisdom.
Hopefully we can all learn from each other and share our tweaks. Go team! :)
Pounds lost: 6.0
Fitness Minutes: (120,881) Posts: 14,149 1/22/12 9:37 A
Wasn't sure that's the intent that Birdy has, but I know her heart...to put an end to the confusion that many people feel as they try and figure out where they fit within the Paleo realm! So "Caveman Clearinghouse" popped into my zany brain! lol
Beautifully expressed by both of you! Great idea to have this. It IS very fragmented, as we individually struggle to find our way. I think this "umbrella approach" is needed, and I for one, don't see it as a replacement to anything, at all.
Just consider it the "Caveman (or Cavemama) Clearinghouse!" It's all good.
Thanks, Birdy, for making this umbrella team. Like any other way of eating, when different people come up with different "rules" the dialogue between us becomes more about the dogma of each individual interpretation and less about the overall experience. It's no wonder that there isn't any cohesive source of information and support about grain-free diets, low-carb whole food diets, primal, paleo, caveperson, leptin reset, or any other evolutionarily based diets when we're so fragmented and combative about our individual practices.
I really hope this team grows and fills with members of smaller teams and new sparkers. Thanks bunches.
current weight: 150.0
Fitness Minutes: (67,620) Posts: 9,840 1/21/12 9:48 A
I just read US News top diets for 2012 and once again, the so-called diet experts rated the paleo diet at the bottom. I know from my own experience that an ancestral diet has been a good thing for me, and that it doesn't deserve this bad press and pushback from the diet authorities. The ancestral health community is very large here in Sparkland, but it is not shown in our numbers. My issue with the current "paleo" sparkteams is that they are loosely organized around book authors and specific plans, or even a specific food. This can pose a difficulty for people new to this way of eating, either they may not find the smaller teams or they aren't sure which plan to start with. Currently, many of us switch back and forth between teams, as we tinker with the specific eating and exercise plan that is right for us. I do not intend for this team to be a replacement for any of the teams, but more a large umbrella. Folks new to ancestral health can come here for information on a variety of different plans and viewpoints, and also for continuity for people who are unsure of the specifics or are just reading more about it. I hope that the leaders of similar teams will co-lead this team. I would like the various challenges for the teams to be cross-listed here so interested folks can hear about it and join in. I hope you will join me!
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