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Winning The Olymbic Games (Part 4): A Case For Heart Rate Variability

Guest post written by: Mike Ritter _____ If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. _____ The opposite of inhaling isn’t exhaling; the opposite of inhaling is not breathing at all   Do you remember Cheri from Part 1? Cheri joined our Read more…

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How Your Mobile Device Can Increase Your Health

Written By: Kevin Cann One of the areas that we are constantly missing when addressing our health and wellness goals is our stress management. I have written about this numerous times and I hammer home this concept with my clients. This is very difficult for a lot of people for Read more…

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Sustainability > Abbz

Some of you got into paleo to get killer abbz. That’s fantastic. But if the food you’re eating comes from a broken system that is destroying the planet, it’s time to think about something more important than your 6-pack. “To be interested in food, but not in food production, is Read more…

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Winning The Olimbic Games (Part 3): The Brain’s Effect on Balance and Allostasis

Guest post written by: Mike Ritter _____ If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2. _____   Johnny bit the dog. The dog bit Johnny. Same exact words, completely different order…especially if you’re Johnny. As someone developing a healthy primal lifestyle, sometimes the order Read more…

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Winning The Olimbic Games (Part 2): Are you on Team Sympathetic or Team Parasympathetic?

Guest post written by: Mike Ritter _____ If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1. _____     “The opposite of love isn’t hate. The opposite of love is indifference.”- Steven Pressfield   Creating allostatic balance in our lives requires an understanding of stress itself and its Read more…

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Winning The Olimbic Games: Why you need to understand allostatic balance

Guest post written by: Mike Ritter  ______________________   “Allostasis is the process of achieving stability, or homeostasis, through physiological or behavioral change. This can be carried out by means of alteration in hormones, the autonomic nervous system, cytokines, or a number of other systems, and is generally adaptive in the short term. Allostasis is essential Read more…

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The Journey To Health: Hey! This Map Is WRONG!

Moving SUCKS. I mean really, does anyone actually enjoy the process of loading everything they own into a vehicle, U-Haul or truck only to have to unload it and put it all away again somewhere else? If anyone said yes, they probably have never actually had to do it. But Read more…

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Feeding people is important, but feeding people well should be a priority.

Guest post from: SeaShare Of the 4 billion pounds of food distributed through the Feeding America food bank network, less than 2 percent is nutrient-dense, animal-based protein and seafood makes up only a fraction of that. More than 49 million people in the US have limited access to nutrient-dense foods Read more…

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Paleo is an IDEA, and not just for food

Guest post written by: Max Shank   I find it funny how everyone is always looking for the “perfect workout” the “perfect diet” or the “perfect job.” You find the same ideas in martial arts, “Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the best,” or “10th Planet is the best.” People get caught Read more…

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Is Your ‘Parking Lot’ Paleo??

  So, recently (well actually it was back in October, it’s just taken me this long to actually write something…), I did some traveling that required a flight from DIA (the Denver airport) to Minneapolis-St.Paul to do a little seminar for Crossfit Twin Cities. This excursion required that I park Read more…

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