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Christmas Gift Ideas

Still thinking about Christmas gift ideas, for yourself or others? Here are a few ideas.

Perfect Health Retreat

We’ve improved the retreat every time we’ve staged one, and it’s now a very special event. Perfect Health Retreats offer:

  • a relaxing and enjoyable vacation on a magnificent and almost-private beach;
  • a training in how to modify one’s food, lifestyle, and environment in simple ways to achieve a lifetime of great health;
  • one-on-one health coaching with me that has resulted in significant health improvements for many guests.

The food is outstanding, and you’ll learn from Shou-Ching herself how to cook great PHD food in 30 minutes a day or less – plus get online access to our cookbook (still in preparation). You’ll get one-on-one posture and movement coaching from our Head of Movement Jae Chung – his sessions have generated rave reviews from nearly everyone – plus 3 movement classes per day including a nightly course in relaxation and stress relief. My science lectures provide depth of understanding and motivation. Plus, it’s fun.

You don’t have to take my word for the value of retreats. In recent retreats, nearly all the guests have reported that it exceeded their expectations, and half the guests have been sufficiently delighted to provide video testimonials at the end of the retreat. Soon I’ll start sharing videos from the May 2015 guests.

In an ideal world, we would offer the retreats more frequently. The 2015 retreats both sold out two months early, so demand is there. Alas, Shou-Ching and I have taken on another project – curing cancer (more on that later) – which is consuming all our time. Therefore, we’ll only do one retreat in 2016.

The 2016 retreat will be held April 30 to May 7, and we’re taking reservations now. The price is going to increase on January 1, but reservations made by December 31 will receive 2015 prices. Also, room selection is in order of reservation – so if you want to come to a retreat, at lower prices than will be available henceforth, and in the best possible room, please consider making your reservation this month.

To learn more about the retreat, visit the various web pages under the Perfect Health Retreat tab, starting here. To reserve a room or for more information, please contact Paul Jaminet at or Whitney Ross Gray at


Mother Dirt Skin Probiotics

One of the benefits retreat guests have enjoyed is free samples of AOBiome’s Mother Dirt AO+Mist skin probiotic. I’ve been using it myself since May and have noticed that consistent use leads to a clearer, younger-looking complexion and the virtual elimination of body odor. There is reason to believe that restoring ammonia-oxidizing bacteria to the skin will increase nitric oxide production; nitric oxide is an important vascular regulator that may lower blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. Readers have reported significant improvements in odor, general wellness, and the appearance of skin conditions.

Based on this experience, I can heartily recommend AO+Mist skin probiotics. To order, click on the image:


Ubiome microbiome sequencing

Another benefit retreat guests have enjoyed is UBiome gut microbiome sequencing. UBiome is currently offering a 10% discount on their sequencing kits: visit here for details.

Thrive Market

Thrive Market is a 2015 startup offering natural, organic (ancestral) foods and products at wholesale prices, delivered to your door. Their description: “Think Costco meets Whole Foods, online.”

They are specifically targeting the Paleo community and several Paleo leaders (not us) were early investors. PHD readers are likely to find worthwhile items. Click the image to check them out:

Our Recommendations Pages

We recommend a number of products we’ve found helpful, and many of the products on the following pages could make great gifts:

Or, just shop Amazon from this search box:

New Books

A number of our favorite ancestral community members came out with books this year. These came to our attention in a positive way:

I’m sure there were many other great books this year by ancestral authors. If you found something to recommend, please let us know in a comment.

Merry Christmas to all of our readers!

Paleo Dork Kindle Event: Get PHD for $2.99

I’m very excited to be part of the Paleo Dork Kindle Book Sale:

Paleo Kindle Event

The sale starts Monday, Nov 23 sometime between noon and midnight and continues through the end of day Tuesday, Nov 24.

A group of great Paleo books will be $2.99 or less, including Perfect Health Diet. You may never see Perfect Health Diet at a price this low again, so this is the time to snap it up!

Here is the complete roster of books in the sale:

Author Book Title
Chris Kresser The Paleo Cure
Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore The Paleo Primer
Paul Jaminet Perfect Health Diet
Melissa Joulwan Well Fed
Cate Shanahan Deep Nutrition
Carrie Vitt The Grain-Free Family Table
Caitlin Weeks & Diane Sanfilippo Mediterranean Paleo Cooking
Russ Crandall The Ancestral Table
Sarah Fragoso Everyday Paleo: Thai Cuisine
Bill & Hayley Staley Make It Paleo II
Paleo Parents (Stacy Toth) Eat Like A Dinosaur
Tammy Credicott Paleo Indulgences
Jason Seib The Paleo Coach
Liz Wolfe Eat the Yolks
Kristen Michaelis Beautiful Babies

Please join the event and stock up on these great books!

Upcoming Event: Health Unplugged

I’m going to be doing a live Q&A session via video conferencing at Darryl Edwards’s Health Unplugged conference in London on October 31. I recorded a brief preview with Katalin of the Health Unplugged team. (Katalin, you may recall, is a Hungarian health coach who interviewed me for her podcast not long ago.) Here’s our chat about Health Unplugged:

Here’s the Health Unplugged facebook page; pose questions or topics for me by leaving a post on their wall. Here’s the Health Unplugged website, where you can learn more about the event and buy tickets.

Upcoming Event: Metabolism & Weight Loss Summit

My friend Katherine Watkins, an up and coming health and lifestyle coach, has put together an exciting group of 30 experts for her “Metablism and Weight Loss Summit.” It will run Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 9. My conversation with Katherine will appear on Friday, October 2.

Here’s Katherine describing the event:

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