I am much better, although there's still a little sniffle and a bit of stuffiness. I have never had allergies before, but I think my time has come. I am the oldest of five siblings born a total of six and a half years apart...my mother often said, "You kids don't have allergies - I … Continue reading Much Better, Thanks…
I have missed two of our usual Tuesday postings because I have...something. I don't know whether it's a cold or a virus or an allergy or what, but I haven't felt like my usual healthy self for a couple of weeks now. I didn't mean to scare anyone, because I'm not dying or anything, but … Continue reading Help! I’m sick!
When we say, "It's a jungle out there," most of us don't mean it literally. But some of our primal ancestors did, and they needed to use their brains to survive. That's true for us in the 21st Century, too. Just as you exercise your muscles (go back to the laws about moving, lifting, and … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #10 – Use Your Mind
This law means something different now than it did in the time of our cave-dwelling primal ancestors - they had to worry about choosing the wrong plants when foraging, keeping alert and aware of lethal mushrooms and the like. In the 21st century, it's more important to, "avoid exposure to chemical toxins in your food … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #9 – Avoid Poisonous Things
Trauma in the world of our cavemen ancestors was different than what we think of as traumatic today. Keeping in mind that there were no emergency rooms or "trauma" centers at the hospital (because there were no hospitals!), a trauma could be as simple as a twisted knee or a sprained ankle. If you couldn't … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #8: Avoid Trauma
This one is contrary to a lot of stuff you've read and heard, but there is science to back up the claim that light is very important to human health. Primal people lived mostly outside, after all. The amount of light you need may differ according to your genetics and skin tone, but everybody should … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #7: Get some sunlight every day
The whole law in one word - Play! Perfect for this Labor Day holiday in the states, as well as being my personal favorite. This could be the one I probably need to work on the most...but wait! "Work on"? Not the right approach. We might all be better off if we re-thought about exercise … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #6 – Play!
These waning days of summer may not be the best time to approach this topic - we'd all like more "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer," or at least I would. But Labor Day in the USA is upon us, and with that comes back-to-school for many and shorter days for all. The primal lifestyle … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #5: Get Enough Sleep
"4. Run really fast every once in a while. Do some form of intense anaerobic sprint bursts once every 7 to 10 days. This could be as simple as six or eight (or more as long as the quality doesn’t diminish) short sprints up a hill, on the grass, at the beach… or repeated intense … Continue reading Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint Law #4
“3. Lift heavy things Go to the gym and lift weights for 30-45 minutes, two to three times a week. Focus on movements that involve the entire body and in wider ranges of motion—not just on isolating body parts. Emulate the movements of our ancestors: jumping, squatting, lunging, pushing, pulling, twisting, etc. These actions will … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #3 – from Mark Sisson
"2. Move around a lot at a slow pace Do some form of low-level aerobic activity two to five hours a week, be it walking, hiking, easy bike riding or swimming. Low-level activity is necessary (especially if you find yourself chained to a desk every day). Ideally, and when possible, find time to go barefoot … Continue reading Primal Blueprint Law #2 – from Mark Sisson
...in Mark Sisson’s own words: “1. Eat lots of animals, insects and plants Focus on quality sources of protein (all forms of meat, fowl, fish), lots of colorful vegetables, some select fruits (mostly berries) and healthy fats (nuts, avocados, coconuts, olive oil). Observe portion control (calorie distribution) week-to-week more than meal-to-meal. The majority of your … Continue reading PRIMAL BLUEPRINT LAW #1
Better late than never, Spring has finally sprung at my home in Northern Wisconsin. The record-breaking snow blizzard two weeks ago has almost all melted into memory, and things are starting to green up at last. Like a bear waking up from a long winter’s nap, I am coming out of hibernation to resume my … Continue reading Hooray, Hooray, the first of May!
I am here to share what I've learned since I stopped being a teacher. I retired from a career in the Wisconsin Tech College System about five years ago. I loved the job, but I had Chronic Lyme Disease and was unable to continue. Today that disease, along with my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and other autoimmune … Continue reading Need help?
Just like almost everyone else, I have been looking both forward and backward the last few days. Here are my proud accomplishments for 2018: - I lost 20 pounds. Ten more to go! - I joined a gym and went at least twice a week...most weeks, more often. Confession #1: there's an infrared sauna to … Continue reading Happy New Year!