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Friday, October 28, 2011

Can Paleo Feed the World ? (Permaculture)

This is a question I get asked in a variety of ways ranging from honest curiosity to furious, borderline threats.

The question/accusation usually goes along the lines of there isn't enough meat for everyone and where will we grow our grain?

While I am a firm believer that everyone needs to find their own nutritional strategy, the thought that ecologically founded farming, including meat (husbandry) is less sustainable then subsidized grains and genetically modified crops is problematic. Long term soil quality and ecological balance can not occur and does not occur with super productive crops and with artificial nutrients added in artificial fertilizers. There is a population boom going on that will cause food production challenges, but this is beyond the topic of deciding on our best method for producing food over the long term.

People like Joe Satlin ( www.polyfacefarms.com) and my local friend and grass-fed farmer Brad martin (http://echovalleygrassfedbeef.com/ ) in addition to Robb Wolf and the Liberty Garden concept have helped me to better isolate how and why the concept of paleo, or maybe a better term is ancestral health, is the best choice we have now. The best way I have heard to simplify the concept of beef vs. crops like corn for feeding people is a consideration of viable land for cropping vs. amount of grass land we could be using for animals of all types (foot hills, mountains, rolling land etc.)

"Their genetically modified organism (GMO) paddy grows lots of rice. 
The adjacent one, built on indigenous 
methods, grows rice, tilapia in the water, 
ducks that make meat and lay eggs, and 
around the edges, prodigious bok choy 
and arugula. But these Western linear, 
reductionist, compartmentalized, fragmentized, systematized, parts-oriented 
researchers don’t measure the ducks, 
eggs, fish or edible greens. They went 
to study rice. And the GMO rice, 
in a chemical-ized paddy devoid 
of any other life in or around it, 
sure grows rice. Conclusion — 
our side can’t feed the world"

With numerous health issues in humans and diseases in animals it is obvious the convential ways are not working

"[We] aren’t worried about mad 
cow disease because we don’t feed dead 
cows to cows. ’Tain’t natural.
We don’t worry about avian influenza 
because our chickens are on pasture in 
uncrowded conditions. We don’t worry 
about erosion because we’re building soil. 
And we don’t worry about feeding the 
world because as we heal our farms and 
landscape, we see everything get better" 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

[Kinesiology] - Course Review Tim Hunt -Advanced Lumbo-pelvic and Lower Extremity Exercise ( 4 ideas you can try)

Great Course this past weekend. One of the best courses I have been in, including University Courses.

Open to Health Professionals, like Kinesiologists the course looked at Assessment, Stretching, Strengthening of the Lumbo Pelvic system (the Core as Hip and lower back basically) in addition to the lower body (knees and ankles).

Here is a quick look at a few points from the course that might help you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Course does not Suit me ... Fact or Fiction ? (The value of Play)

I just did a post at TrainwithPeter.com on how Cross might help challenge some common perceptions of strengths/limiters ... or more generally what we can accomplish.

There is lots of hype out there , and has been for awhile, about 'dream it and you can do it'  or 'we set our own limits' which does hold value to a degree. But how can we make this more practical or at least convince the practical brain that it can do something it believes it can't ?

The Answer is very simply to play.

Another Podium and Personal Best Cx Weekend for Smart Athletes(October 25 2011) !

Photos by Jon Safka, CyclingPhotos.ca

Photos by Jon Safka, CyclingPhotos.ca

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Joy Ride Ride Guide Video is up !

Friday, October 14, 2011

Complex Core Course - Day 1 2011 Ontario Kinesiology Conference

The 2011 Ontario Kinesiology Association held its Annual Conference at the Hilton in Markham, Ontario. Friday offered an early bird registration and a few extra courses participants could choose to partake in.

I chose to check out ComplexCore - by Roman Jahoda  , who is an Australian physio therapist. His program targets mobility, coordination and stabilization.

Save Time with Default Athlete Setting [Training Peaks WKO+ Tips]

If you use Training Peaks WKO+ you likely have had to wait for an athlete to load or you find yourself loading an athlete often. If this is the case you may benefit from changing the 'default' athlete setting. 

A good sign that you could save some time from changing this is if you still see 'joe athlete' when you open the program ! 

On the left hand tool bar, click the 'Settings' Tab and then select your most used athlete as 'Default' 

The below photo gives an idea of where to look ! 

Let me know if any questions 

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Great Time to Go Paleo - Peanut Butter Prices on the rise

Since Peanut Butter is a Legume it is not typically included in an evolutionary / Non-problematic diet. Adding further support is the increasing cost of Peanuts due to growing conditions. 

More positively Coffee roasters have decreased prices after the rise earlier in year. 

As reported in LA Times Oct 11 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2011 Hillbilly Hustle Photos / Links

For anyone looking for Photos from the 2011 Hillbilly Hustle Check out these great links below

Peter Kraiker Photos LINK

Pedal Mag = LINK

Blogging Observer = http://illadelvelo.blogspot.com/2011/10/hillbilly-hustle-observed.html


SAFKA Photos (CyclingPhotos.ca)  and his facebook 


Have more pics / links ? please post to comments !

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pumpkin Pie ! Get through the Holiday Desserts in one Peice (or two)

Remember your Paleo (no sugar or processed stuff ) Pumpkin Pie this Weekend ! 

Pumpkin Pie
2 and a half cups crushed pecans or choice nuts
~1 cup dates (medool dates work best, else add a bit of water)
 -- after you have pressed into a baking sheet put in an oven that has been heated to 400 to 'dehydrate' for 10min ... but turn off the heat first. 
Remove and add filling.

1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
3 eggs
3/4 cup maple sugar flakes (optional depending on sugar choice - dates and cinnamon are sweet!)
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp powdered cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
grated rind of 1 lemon
1 cup creme fresh

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