I was contacted by Prof. Staffan Lindeberg to see if I could help with travel funding for his grad student, Maelan Fontes Villalba. Maelan is doing some amazing research as part of his PhD. and it’s critical that we help this next generation of researchers get their findings out to the masses. I contacted the good folks at the AHS and they agreed to offer their PayPal account (bottom left of the page) as a payment method for folks to donates for this effort. With current exchange rates we are looking at $1558.76 to bring Maelan, his wife and newborn from Spain to Boston. I’m in for $200, if you can afford to help out here I think we can easily crowd source this problem and make sure Maelan can present at the next AHS. When you make a donation please make a note that this s for “Maelan’s Travel.”
2012 Paleo Community Survey
David Csonka at Naturally Engineered has put out the 2012 edition of the Paleo Community Survey. 2011 revealed some interesting numbers, please take a moment to fill this out so we can learn more about the demography of the Ancestral health Movement.
The folks from LEAP have a pretty cool app in which you can compete with folks doing Paleo Challenges. Here is what they shot me:
We’re a three-person company building a tech startup for the past year. Our first product was a corporate wellness website that was meant to get employees more involved in a healthy lifestyle. While we were waist deep in launching that product, we decided it was time to get healthy ourselves.
All three of us have always been health conscious, but we had never totally jumped in and tried a strict 30-Day Paleo challenge. We went for no caffeine, no alcohol, no grains, no processed foods, and no dairy. The first week was REALLY tough. We felt foggy the first couple days and pretty lethargic, so we started tossing around ideas on how to make sure no one cheated and ways to turn our challenge into something a little more fun.
We started by texting pictures of our meals to each other and assigning a point to each paleo meal that we ate. Then lightning struck…wouldn’t it be awesome if we had an app where we could snap pictures of our paleo meals and compete with each other by earning points? This idea evolved into Leap – the first mobile app that lets you create challenges with your friends and compete by snapping pictures.
Here’s a short guide on how to use Leap for a paleo challenge with your friends:
After our challenge our team was more productive and felt better than ever. We hope the paleo community loves our app and that it helps you discover the fun in a 30 day challenge too.