I'm Darryl Edwards (aka The Fitness Explorer), founder of Primal Play, a paleo nutritionist and author of the books Paleo from A to Z and Paleo Fitness based in London, England.  This blog documents my experiences with a Paleo lifestyle that has made me fitter and healthier in my forties than ever before. I am a contributor to Paleo Magazine and presenter at various symposiums globally such as Paleo:f(x), PrimalCon, AHS (Ancestral Health Symposium), Thr1ve.Me, and other events globally. I am also founder of the first Paleo conference in Europe, HEALTH Unplugged which took place for the 3rd year running in Autumn 2016.

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  • Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    Paleo from A to Z: A reference guide to better health through nutrition and lifestyle. How to eat, live and thrive as nature intended!
    by Darryl Edwards

    "If you are looking for a simple way to better understand Paleo concepts, Darryl's Paleo from A to Z guide is the go-to resource.
    -Mark Sisson, best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of Mark's Daily Apple

  • Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    Paleo Fitness - A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy
    by Darryl Edwards, Brett Stewart, Jason Warner

    "This book is a useful reference to enable individuals just starting out on the Paleo path as well as those who want to explore more challenging, playful and interesting ways to move."

    -Robb Wolf, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution

     

  • 7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    7 Day Introduction to Paleo Fitness: Get Fitter, Get Stronger, Get Healthier in Seven Days. Move as Nature Intended.
    by Darryl Edwards
  • The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
    by Robb Wolf
  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
    by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series)
    by Mark Sisson
  • Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things
    by Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie, Sarah Dopp
  • Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    Wahls Protocol, The : A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
    by Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson
  • Protein Power
    Protein Power
    by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades, Mary Deans
  • Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
    by Christopher McDougall
  • In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto
    by Michael Pollan
  • Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
    by Michael Pollan
  • The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    The Paleo Diet for Athletes
    by L. Cordain
  • Vegetarian Myth, The
    Vegetarian Myth, The
    by Lierre Keith
  • The Second Brain
    The Second Brain
    by Michael D. Gershon
  • The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
    by Loren Cordain
  • Eat Drink Paleo
    Eat Drink Paleo
    by Irena Macri
  • Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL is Wrong with My Numbers?
    by Jimmy Moore, Eric C. Westman

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Wednesday
May202015

Primal Play Sessions East Coast (US) - this week!

Primal Play Sessions East Coast (US) - this week!

 

New York : Thu 21 MayTickets: https://primalplayoutnyc5.eventbrite.com/ - Time: 6.30-8:30pm

Hanover, NH : Fri 22 May - Tickets: https://primalplayhanover.eventbrite.com - Time: 6-7:30pm

Boston : Sat 23 May - Tickets: https://primalplaymagazinebeach.eventbrite.com/ - Time: 9am-10:30am

Darryl Edwards - The Fitness Explorer is back from London, England to host an introductory session on "Primal Play".

Regardless of your relationship with activity; whether you have a love affair with fitness and relish a new challenge or hate exercise but want to get passionate about movement again - you will gain practical movement skills that will assist you in performing every day, recreational and extraordinary physical tasks more effectively but most important have FUN whilst doing it.

 

Monday
Aug042014

Primal Play session - Hudson (New Hampshire)

End of the Primal Play session at Hudson, New Hampshire #PrimalPlay

Thursday
Jul242014

Primal Play - Paleo Fitness Workshop DC (Free Ticket Comp)

East Coast US: For those in the DC area there is a competition run in conjunction with Active Life DC - to win a FREE Ticket to the Primal Play and Paleo Fitness Playshop I am hosting on Aug 3. Competition ends today! 

Enter here: http://t.co/5HwK0FzURj

#PrimalPlayDC

Thursday
Jun262014

Primal Play (Rose Hill Primary) on BBC Oxford Radio

Interviewed by BBC Oxford about Primal Play

Discussions with BBC Oxford about Primal Play, National School Sports Week and other topics.

Click here to listen to the recording: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p020tj2w# (it will be available for the next 7 days [3 July 2014] )

This is a four-hour broadcast, so fast forward to the times below to listen to the various sections (about 20 minutes in total)

1:23:xx - 1:27:xx -- Jo Wells (sports week organiser) talking about Primal Play and other activities at Rose Hill Primary with me conducting Primal Play sessions in the background.

2:23:xx - 2:27:xx -- Listening to a mother talking about Primal Play and the desire for her daughter to be able to carry her. A teacher talking about the week’s activities getting kids outdoors. Children talking about the fact they don’t normally get to do much in terms of activity.

 

2:54:xx - 2:59:xx -- Me conducting a session with Rose Hill Primary year 5 and getting the BBC Oxford journalist to take part in 2-person tag. The kids also talk about their experience, what they have learnt and what they think of me! One highlight from the kids: “Even if you don’t like playing, once you get into it you really enjoy it!”

3:20:xx - 3:22:xx -- Jo Wells and myself on what England needs to do, to be great at sport again!

3:50:xx - 3:54:xx -- Talking about my past, how my lifestyle changed for the better through the Paleo Lifestyle and the benefits of Primal Play.