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  • #16
    Originally posted by picklepete View Post
    Very heavy books have been written about what motivates us, it's seldom simple.

    Sexual viability might be one elephant in the room. Most of us agree that certain torso contours signal a healthy mate, but we also agree that acknowledging it is shallow even though broadcasting one's health status dominates the behavior of virtually every animal (sometimes elaborately). So we end up with this perceived conflict: "am I doing this for health or vanity?" yet in nature it's unclear where to draw the line dividing the two.
    Health is a physical concept, vanity is a moral concept. You can't compare apples and oranges.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by LauraSB View Post
      I expect that over time we will get more and more holistic in our approach to what we do. It's addictive.
      Yes, when I started this last year I never imagined that by now I would be raving about homekill meat, traipsing round the countryside to collect raw milk and making yoghurt out of it, let alone walking instead of driving and avoiding canola oil like the plague. It's a fun addition though with mostly positive effects
      Annie Ups the Ante
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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      • #18
        Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful and insightful comments, they have prompted some additional thoughts and insights. Since adopting the Paleo/Primal lifestyle I've dramatically increased my support of local farms (organic when possible), become interested in gardening and composting, provided support for community gardening and developed an increased overall awareness of our interconnection with nature. I've taken time to visit some of our local organic farmers, learning how they work the land and how amazingly tuned in they are to their animals. Physically I've embraced a very diversified approach to fitness combining strength, cardio and yoga and periodized my training and diet macros throughout the year and added intermittent fasting. I've also added meditation to the mix and I am focusing on being more mindful. Mindfulness changes the lenses of our worldview. Increasing our focus on doing even mundane activities tends to open whole new worlds of spiritual perception. My suggestion is to not go on auto-pilot, just going through the motions without really being them. It is a shame to have no spiritual liaison with your workout or diet, I think this is why most people quit on fitness programs. No one is teaching people how to draw spiritual depth and emotional rewards for their efforts. My Paleo journey has evolved from a way to lose a few pounds to a search for true physical and emotional well-being.
        Last edited by canuck416; 08-20-2013, 07:38 AM.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
          My suggestion is to not go on auto-pilot, just going through the motions without really being them. It is a shame to have no spiritual liaison with your workout or diet, I think this is why most people quit on fitness programs. No one is teaching people how to draw spiritual depth and emotional rewards for their efforts. My Paleo journey has evolved from a way to lose a few pounds to a search for true physical and emotional well-being.
          This is great!
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

          B*tch-lite

          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • #20
            Mindfulness changes the lenses of our worldview.
            I love this. When do you meditate? I like to do it before bedtime.

            I've been watching a show called Yogi Cameron on Veria TV. You can watch all of the episodes here, by signing up for a free trial. You only have to give them an email address, which they don't seem to use for any reason. The show is what got me started on ayurveda, meditation and yoga, and just being more calm and peaceful by drinking herbal tissanes, and using oils for massage, healing, and digestion. Homeopathy, aromatherapy...many good things that have been becoming a part of my life. He is a vegetarian, although everything he does eat is primal. Admittedly his show is sort of Ayurveda for Dummies, but it is a really wonderful place to start.
            be the hair that knots with my hair
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            • #21
              Originally posted by little vase View Post
              peril, I see from your sig that you've incorporated turmeric into your woe. How do you use it? I put it in my tissanes and cook veggies with it....turmeric and ghee. I love how it makes me feel. It takes all of the stiffness out of my joints.
              Not talking to me but I use it a ton.... mainly in my scrambled eggs.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                Not talking to me but I use it a ton.... mainly in my scrambled eggs.
                Ooo. I've never thought of adding it to eggs. I'm loving turmeric so hard right now. I'm going to try it tomorrow in my eggs. Thanks!
                be the hair that knots with my hair
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                primal since oct. 1, 2012

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                • #23
                  Need to try this turmeric stuff...been putting it off too long. My food is boring...

                  Also, little vase you should post a mug shot. Pretty hair should be associated with a pretty face.

                  M.

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                  • #24
                    Nah I'm ugly.
                    be the hair that knots with my hair
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                    primal since oct. 1, 2012

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                    • #25
                      My fiance says that about herself, too

                      M.

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                      • #26
                        I started eating primal because I wanted to eat healthier. I didn't really need to lose weight. After 6 months, I am more healthy. I feel better all around. The interesting side affect is realizing how many poisons we expose ourselves to every day. Things like shampoo, lotion, make up, soaps, etc., that have nefarious ingredients. I've completely changed over now to natural products, at least in self care and laundry. I make my own toothpaste, deoderant and hairspray. I guess I'm very in touch with my inner hippie now. I think, in general, I'm just more aware of how things affect us as humans, and the treatment of animals as well. I guess you could say I'm crunchy now, and I'm okay with that. I just feel more attuned to life and how things work now.

                        The only bad thing is that I'm still very much a creature of habit as far as workouts go. I still do certain things on certain days and don't really want to waiver. I think its the one CW thing that I can't seem to let go. I do run less and enjoy it more and take walks more often and lift heavier. With working full time, it just seems to work for me with a regular routine.

                        I'm not the best writer and hope I've conveyed a little about my views and life and how they've changed in the last six months.
                        My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82833.html

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Huarache Gal View Post
                          I started eating primal because I wanted to eat healthier. I didn't really need to lose weight. After 6 months, I am more healthy. I feel better all around. The interesting side affect is realizing how many poisons we expose ourselves to every day. Things like shampoo, lotion, make up, soaps, etc., that have nefarious ingredients. I've completely changed over now to natural products, at least in self care and laundry. I make my own toothpaste, deoderant and hairspray. I guess I'm very in touch with my inner hippie now. I think, in general, I'm just more aware of how things affect us as humans, and the treatment of animals as well. I guess you could say I'm crunchy now, and I'm okay with that. I just feel more attuned to life and how things work now.

                          The only bad thing is that I'm still very much a creature of habit as far as workouts go. I still do certain things on certain days and don't really want to waiver. I think its the one CW thing that I can't seem to let go. I do run less and enjoy it more and take walks more often and lift heavier. With working full time, it just seems to work for me with a regular routine.

                          I'm not the best writer and hope I've conveyed a little about my views and life and how they've changed in the last six months.
                          That was excellent! Well said. I am sure many of the posters feel similar and can relate to your experience, I know I do. Thanks for posting.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by MEversbergII View Post
                            My fiance says that about herself, too

                            M.
                            Well maybe she's ugly too ;P

                            Hey, some people are ugly. Ain't no big thing.

                            You're pretty good-looking though, judging by your avatar. Maybe a little gaunt though. Time to dial up the carbs
                            be the hair that knots with my hair
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                            primal since oct. 1, 2012

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by little vase View Post
                              Well maybe she's ugly too ;P

                              Hey, some people are ugly. Ain't no big thing.

                              You're pretty good-looking though, judging by your avatar. Maybe a little gaunt though. Time to dial up the carbs
                              ;

                              M.

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                              • #30
                                One thing that I have found that I think about a lot now that I am paleo (separate from the food) is the social and family structure that we are hard-wired to be in. We evolved in a tribal setting, yet so few of us have a "tribe" now days. Mothers feel isolated in child-rearing, women are encouraged to be competitive with each other rather than supportive, men are limited in how much bond they can show with other men or women, the elderly live alone and isolated.

                                I am sure humans have always been somewhat petty and political, but I wonder if so much of the unhappiness and loneliness in the US is caused by living in too much isolation.

                                I recently read that death by suicide is very soon going to outnumber death by car accidents. (This is caused by a combination of decrease in death from accidents couple with an increase in suicides). I am sure some of that is caused by poor nutrition. But how much of it is caused by ignoring the social constructs that we evolved with??
                                Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                                http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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