Make sure to vote in Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2013 poll – Part 1 and Part 2. We’re up for Best Paleo eBook (Primal Blueprint Fitness), Best New Paleo Book (The Primal Connection), and Best Paleo Lifestyle/Fitness site. Voting is open through November 1st.
Research of the Week
A recent study confirms that children learning to walk should not wear stiff, thick shoes. Light, flexible shoes were found to be the ideal choice. Why? Because “plantar pressures while wearing the most flexible shoe are similar to those while barefoot,” which “may enhance proprioception.”
Bodyweight training is often recommended to those uninterested in building mass or gaining weight. Here’s a post explaining how to obtain mass using just your bodyweight (and a few tools like a pullup bar and the law of gravity).
How some teachers who are flouting conventional curriculums by letting kids learn what they want to learn and figure out problems on their own are getting amazing results. It’s a new (but old) teaching method.
Check out Zach Anner, a comedian with cerebral palsy who does workout videos every Wednesday. They’re hilarious and inspiring all at once – a rare combination.
An apparently messianic photographer named Jimmy Nelson has deigned to grace the world with his vision of tribal peoples poised on the precipice of being lost forever. Deifying captions aside, Nelson’s photos of different tribes from around the world are truly fantastic. You should look at them.
A 72-year old hunter fell down a ridge, hurt himself, and was cut off from civilization for 14 days. He survived by building fires and shelters, catching squirrels, picking berries, and eating algae he knew to be safe and edible. It pays to know what you’re doing out there, huh?
So, Is Organic a Scam? ? It’s quite popular to bash organic food as a marketing scam, isn’t it? I let you know whether I think you should buy into that.
Comment of the Week
Granted, the temps haven?t yet dipped toward freezing, and I don?t know if we?ll get snow this year or not. But we have a native species here in the Northwest?the ?Cargo Shorts All-Year-Round Guy??whose weatherbeaten legs go exposed in all but the coldest conditions. And if they can handle being bare-legged, I imagine being bare-footed can?t be too hard.
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.