Monthly Archives: October 2013

Podcast with Aaron Olson of PaleoRunner

I had the pleasure of doing a podcast with Aaron Olson of PaleoRunner. We got to discuss a number of interesting topics from the use of ketogenic diets by athletes to the nature of my home workspace and my opinion of standing desks. Here it is:

Ben Greenfield at the Perfect Health Retreat

When we first announced the Perfect Health Retreat program, I said that I would like to involve the larger Paleo/Primal/ancestral health community in our retreats. It’s great for Retreat participants to hear a diversity of ancestral viewpoints; and we see the Retreats as a resource for the entire ancestral health community.

The Retreats are dedicated to improving the health of participants; but indirectly, they also have a scientific purpose: to demonstrate the tremendous health benefits that an ancestral diet and lifestyle can bring. We hope our results – and so far, every participant has seen significant health improvements – will extend the credibility and reach of the ancestral health movement.

One of the first community figures to take us up on our offer to participate in Perfect Health Retreats was Ben Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness. Ben is a triathlete, personal trainer, and health coach. Ben is planning to come out to Austin March 3-6 next year and interact directly with Retreat participants. Earlier this month, we did a trial run: Ben spoke to our October Retreat participants via Skype, and recorded the talk.

Ben has now published that video. His topic was “Three Pillars of Fat Loss.” Every once in a while I threw in some comments, or one of our Retreat participants asked a question. Here is Ben’s talk:


Congratulations, Russ Crandall!

I’m pleased to congratulate Russ Crandall, proprietor of The Domestic Man, on his forthcoming cookbook:

Russ’s cookbook is now available for pre-order on Amazon (see The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle), and will ship February 11, 2014.

As Russ says in his announcement, The Ancestral Table is the first Perfect Health Diet cookbook.

I was honored to write the Foreword. Russ is a master of world cuisines with superb taste, his recipes are delicious and easy to follow, and his photography is mouth-watering. We spoke together on food and health at the Ancestral Health Symposium in August, and it was a delight to continue our collaboration in a small way by contributing the Forward.

Russ, congratulations! May your cookbook bring joy to many. And to all of our readers, I encourage you to cook from it; for, as I say in the Foreword, Good health comes from an Ancestral Table!