My favourite Paleo resources, Part 1: Websites

Several readers have asked great questions that I hope to get to soon. Today I’m responding to Kim F., who asked, “What Paleo resources guided you on your journey?”

Great question, Kim! I’ll list my favourite websites today, and books in another post — watch for it soon.

Favourite websites:

  • Mark’s Daily Apple: Primal Living in the Modern World: Awesome all-around Paleo site run by Mark Sisson – covers health, nutrition, fitness, and the low-carb, paleo, Primal lifestyle. I’ve been following this site pretty much since it was launched in 2006. The site as a whole doesn’t specifically focus on healthy aging, but Mark, who’s over 60, is a great inspiration for staying lean and strong.  The Success Stories section is one of my favourites (including my husband’s own story – yay!).

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  • Diet Doctor: European site promoting a LCHF (low carb, high fat) diet. Started by a family doctor in Sweden, it’s the largest low-carb site in the world. Much of the site is hidden behind a paywall, but delicious recipes and inspiring low-carb success stories seem to always be free.
  • Gokhale Method: A winning combination of fascinating and sensible, this site focuses on helping people improve their posture and move without pain, drawing on knowledge gained from observing:
    • Babies and children
    • Other cultures
    • Our own ancestors
  • Nutritious Movement: Site by biomechanical scientist Katy Bowman addresses healthy movement in our modern world. She says, “Because of our time spent sitting, and because of other ways we’ve immobilized ourselves…our bodies have adapted by becoming stiff and unable to move all of our parts, all of the way. This has created areas in our bodies that are cellularly sedentary even when we are moving.” Fascinating!
  • Intensive Dietary Management: Site by a Canadian, Dr. Jason Fung, author of The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss (whoops, a book recommendation snuck in there early!) The site looks a bit old-fashioned, and tends to be very science-heavy (sometimes over my head), but I find it exciting because of Dr. Fung’s success in turning type II diabetes around through low-carb eating. The book is written for more of a general audience than the blog, and I strongly recommend it.
  • The Paleo Mom: Site aimed specifically at using Paleo ideas to help people who have autoimmune disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, endometriosis and more, yet still valuable even if you’re not struggling with any of these. Author Dr. Sarah Ballantyne provides recipes and nutrition advice. I find her lifestyle recommendations (sleep, stress management, etc.) especially useful.

Thanks for reading, everyone! Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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