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Fitness & Exercise / Re: Want to gain weight
« on: July 26, 2011, 03:21:14 AM »
Frebbin is a spammer, and has been deleted.

General Discussion / Greetings from Lake Munmorah, Australia
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:16:35 AM »
Hi All.  I'm popping in after a lengthy break, and it looks like it'll take a couple of days of reading in order to to catch up! ...the amount of new posts and members is amazing  :D

I won't bore you with all the details but essentially I've taken some time out, got married, had a baby, moved house/location - and consequently learnt a lot about life  :o

The cool thing is that while I've been experiencing these things, it's been the 'primal philosophy' that has kept my feet on the ground at all times.  The last few months have been totally about the inner self rather than physical outer-self, and for me; the caveman way of life is more relevant than ever.

As a new parent and husband I've been confronted and challenged by many of today's cultural beliefs about parenting/marriage - but by meditating on what primal man is I've been able to find a touchstone upon which to grasp a strong common sense approach.

Anyhow, it's good to be dropping in again.  And I am totally awed by the people that are here; the forum seems to attract amazingly good people.

One final note; Tony B has been incredible in looking after the forum, it's been a labour of love and his work has helped keep this website alive... he's kept the spammers away and selflessly reached out to many people in need.  I'm lost for words... and incredibly humbled.

FYI this is a non-profit website, there are no ads or affiliated products, nothing here is for sale nor are any donations asked for... and I guess this is a key reason for having such wonderful folks in the community like Tony and the countless others who've respectfully shared their journey with others.

Be true to your biology.

General Discussion / Re: Hey Matt...
« on: April 22, 2009, 08:51:41 PM »
Glad to hear from you, mate!  What a beautiful bride... the two of you make a very handsome couple.  Best wishes to both of you in all of your endeavors.

Thanks Tony, she's a tough cookie too; can handle some pretty full-on bush treks and workouts :)

I love the idea of a Wiki-styled site, but would much prefer it in addition to this one, rather than as an outright replacement.

Yep, an addition only!  ...guided by members such as yourself.

General Discussion / Re: Hey Matt...
« on: April 22, 2009, 07:58:12 PM »
Hi Tony.  Hope all has been well for you.

Thanks for the holler, i've been self-actualising in interesting new ways of late, check out the pics below.  :o

I'll be spending more time on the website soon, however, it's wonderful to see that the site has been active without my input.  It's (unintentionally) been an interesting test to see if the site can stand up on it's own, and with guys and gals like yourself, it can do just that!

I have a few ideas on a new section for the website... a wiki styled community driven knowledge base, something akin to an encyclopaedia on Paleo health.  As well as an online personal training system where you can log your workouts, workout results, personal bests, food diaries, etc.

I'd like to move away from being the pivotal person on the subject of Paleo health, and instead; highlight the wisdom and experiences of many people, such as yourself.  The forum is a great tool for sharing knowledge, and I think a Wiki would be another great way to share everything we've learnt.

Anyway, take care and speak soon  ;)

Philosophy / Re: The Environmentalist's Dilemma
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:46:47 PM »
But when you take a longer view, agriculture caused all of these problems. So it follows that more agriculture is not the solution, but rather more of the same.
With planet earth being so overpopulated, I'm not sure there is a solution.  Normally a species would regress, although we haven't hit that point yet, but who knows... maybe science will prevent it all together.

Fitness & Exercise / Re: We need more gyms like these!
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:34:11 PM »
Excellent resource, thanks for sharing.

Fitness & Exercise / Re: Few Caveman Circuits
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:32:55 PM »
The bicep curls sound a bit specific, but otherwise, I love it.... especially the time limit.

Food & Diet / Re: An argument for Milk...
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:30:39 PM »
I propose we take a page from Ray Audette's Book and, if you want to know if your body tolerates a food, abstain completely from it for three months, and then try it and see if there is any reaction.

Good point... after I abstain from dairy for a while, my stomach curdles violently when I consume it.

Food & Diet / Re: Fatty Liver - don't lose the gut too fast.
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:26:56 PM »
Yeah, I'm sorry, Matt but after a week or so my body wasn't having any of your diet proposal. Although it seemed to me more psychological. I would lose interest in fruits and nuts and just not eat anything until my feast time, which kept getting earlier and earlier. I think it would be better for me to just cut out one f00d group at a time, starting with sugar.

Yep, that sounds like an excellent approach.  I substitute Olive Oil for sugar when the need arises i.e. smother it on all my food, rather than having dessert or bread.

Good luck mate.  Would love to know how you progress.

Food & Diet / Re: Junk food dressed as breakfast cereals
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:24:43 PM »
Lol, 99% Fat Free; 100% Sugar.

This is so true!  Marketeers still use the 99% fat free slogan to sell their crap - it's very common here in Australia.

Good advice, Thanks for sharing Lone_woLf  :)

This has made social situations 1000% easier for me.
Good to hear you're attacking the issue head on... you have my respect  ;)

Advice Column / Re: smoking
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:20:17 PM »
if this way of eating will put you more in touch with your natural instincts etc, for food ,do you think it would help a person to also not want to smoke cigarettes anymore?

Yes it can, and possibly will.  I still hook into the home grown tobacco, but not whilst I'm training.

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: January 14, 2009, 06:17:24 PM »
Hey Matt---I quit my day job and am doing my healing work full time now. Start teaching a class out at the college next monyh, too. Figured I would give this healing business 20 years, then go on to something to keep me fast and agile in my old age. They have a new rodeo sport here, you have to pull a ribbon off of a bulls horns, and you just keep doing that until one of the bulls diqualifies you. Rev John

Good one Rev!  Sounds like you're living the dream  ;)

Rodeo is popular here in Australia, in the outback.  The riders are some of the hardest grunts I've ever seen.

Hi, we're an American family but we live in Taiwan, and we're about 45 minutes from the ocean (the South China Sea), but we take our 3 kids there on the weekends. The beach is usually deserted, so we play baseball on the sand using a piece of driftwood and a tennis ball, and we play soccer, with the sea as a giant goal post! The kids love to surf, and I like to run in the shallows! The mountains are much closer to us than the sea, and we go mountain hiking a lot. The Central Mountains in Taiwan are really gorgeous: lush and green and growing. My husband, who grew up here, shows the kids what is edible, and we see spiders as big as dinner plates! There is nothing like the outdoors, and the great thing about having kids is the fun we can have: hiking, biking, and cliff climbing!

I think you just described heaven  :)

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: December 24, 2008, 06:23:43 PM »
Thanks Tony!
Hope you have a great chrissy too  :D

Ahhh, yes.  The burpee is one of the greatest bodyweight/conditioning exercises ever devised.

I second that!

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: December 24, 2008, 06:21:52 PM »
On your honeymoon, and you didn't take your lap top?   Rev. John

Rev!  Good to see you mate - hope all is well and you're healing folks by the dozen  :)

Website Info / Re: Suggestion Box
« on: December 18, 2008, 02:53:41 PM »
Thanks Lone Wolf - I'll fix the grammar  :-[

I'll see what I can do about a comprehensive progress chart/report facility!  That's an excellent idea.

Paleolithic Medicine & Natural Remedies / Re: Olive Leaf Extract
« on: December 18, 2008, 02:50:35 PM »
Here's a link to a good article about olive leaf extract, by Dr. Mercola...

Here's a snippet from the article; 

The leaves of the olive tree have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, and research has suggested that olive leaf extracts have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Now it also appears that a supplement containing olive leaf extract could help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

A study looked at 20 sets of identical twins with "borderline" hypertension -- blood pressure that is above the optimal level of 120/80, but below the cutoff of 140/90 used to diagnose high blood pressure. One member of each twin pair was given tablets containing olive leaf extract, while the other received no supplements but did get lifestyle advice on lowering blood pressure.

After eight weeks, supplement users taking 1,000 mg of olive leaf extract per day showed a substantial dip in their blood pressure overall, and lowered levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The twins who received no supplements showed no significant change in their blood pressure and a smaller improvement in cholesterol.

If you want to incorporate olive leaves as a natural adjunct, I’d recommend sticking with the fresh leaf liquid extracts for maximum synergistic potency. You can also prepare your own olive leaf tea by placing a large teaspoon of dried olive leaves in a tea ball or herb sack. Place it in about two quarts of boiling water and let it steep for three to 10 minutes. The tea should be a medium amber color when done.

I started watching the carbs i ate sticking to the carbs more from fruits and vegietables. I notice a loss in fat especially around my gut. However I also noticed a loss in muscle mass. I understand that carbs are important and often we eat the wrong carbs, but which carbs should i be eating to keep my muscle?

Fibrous carbs - broccoli, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables.  Pretty much anything you'd put in a salad.

Excellent advice Jon  ;)

General Discussion / Re: The global economic depression.
« on: December 18, 2008, 02:35:54 PM »
Whatever comes in the future, I am prepared. I welcome the challenges in my life, for I am sure I will succeed and my genes will progress through whatever hard times I may encounter. I am a caveman, to the civilized world, I say "Bring it on."

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General Discussion / Re: The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race
« on: December 18, 2008, 02:28:28 PM »
Thanks Tony!

I edited my post accordingly.

General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone?
« on: December 18, 2008, 02:26:33 PM »
I've been on my Honeymoon  :P

General Discussion / Re: Caveman diet for women
« on: November 13, 2008, 03:22:12 PM »
I feel like it was the diet made for me... finally!

Ditto that  ;)

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