A company with no integrity, that's a surprise. But for me it's simple - I know where I stand with real food. Maybe a sponsorship from an apple farmer or something would be a more novel idea? :-)
I'm Darryl Edwards, a natural movement therapist, paleo clinical nutritionist, blogger and published author based in London, England. This blog documents my experiences with a primal 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 such as Paleo:f(x), PrimalCon and other events globally.
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Paleo for weight loss, performance and disease prevention. Read my full review here.
The impact of too much stress in our lives - impotence, obesity, heart disease and much more...
Usually we have to go back to basics to progress, this is a great place to start!
"Think about the toxic chemicals you put onto your body, and are exposed to on a daily basis. Frankly, quite worrying..."
First published in the mid 1990s. Amongst other things, disputes the 'fat intake causes obesity' argument and reasons why the high carb/low-fat diet doesn't work.
An inspirational read, whether you are a 'runner' or not. This book also investigates why expensive 'cushioned' running shoes increases the likelihood of injury.
An insight into real, simple and nutritious food. Insightful.
An excellent, non-scientific common sense quick reference to the often confusing question : "What should I eat?"
An alternative to Cordain's first book "The Paleo Diet" if who want to consider the impact of Paleo on athletic performance. It is geared towards endurance athletes but an interesting read nonetheless.
I'm an omnivore. I believe it is healthy to eat naturally-reared meat, non-farmed fish as well as a wide variety of fresh vegetables. This book is an interesting read and has a lot to say about why becoming a vegetarian isn't necessarily the best option for humans. However read this, do your own research and make up your own mind.
A discussion about the complex nervous system working in the gut, which produces neurotransmitters such as serotonin. In fact much more serotonin is produced in the gut than the brain!
This provides extraordinary insight into the reasons behind adopting a paleolithic diet. Some aspects are controversial and many may feel it is too dogmatic. I have often gone back to this book and re-read it for clarification as Dr Loren Cordain is often mis-quoted. There is now a revised edition (2010 edition) to counter some of its earlier criticisms, this is an excellent resource and a must-read for any one serious about paleo nutrition.
This book offers a comprehensive insight into the science, coaching and discipline of running. Energy systems, coaching and training. Often quoted as the bible of running.
"Would like to thank the stupid woman who called the police on me and my trainer Darryl Edwards and made up some ridiculous story that we are burglars, which resulted in three undercover police cars and a police van resulting in 16 police officers for 2 guys training. Would I really be robbing a house with my water bottle?"
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The US Open an example of some of the world's greatest athletes performing on the world stage. At the hotel where I am currently, there are a number of tennis stars, juniors and administrators.
In the lift earlier this week I spoke to an individual in tennis gear who was wearing US Open identification. I wasn't sure if she was a fan or player, but based on what she was eating I had to ask:
Darryl: "Have you been competing in the US Open?"
Darryl: "Is that food [insert #1 fast food chain of your choice here] a part of your training regime?”
Girl: "Errmm, no."
Darryl: "Surely that can't help your performance?"
Girl: "Errrm, no."
Darryl: "So why are you eating it?"
Other: "She can eat what she likes as she burns off all those calories!"
Girl: with no hint of sarcasm, "I know it isn't good for me, but it is the only thing I could find."
Bear in mind, this is in midtown Manhattan - surrounded by lots of food choices: Including a 24 hour 'healthy' food bistro in the foyer and 24x7 room service availability.
I am sure not the only reason why, but they didn't win the next day...
I held a group workout session last Thursday night and one of the ladies was much older than the usual attendees. For the purposes of this post I'll call her Dee.
She had previously come to watch a class to see if it was something she could do. I explained the premise of the class and that its scaled to the individual. However I warned that it wouldn't be easy.
She looked around 70 years old, was in great physical condition and had no contraindications to exercise.
After a brief assessment she took part in the class. Performing the warm-up and then participating in lots of bodyweight and medicine ball exercises, squats, balance work, push ups against the wall, jumping and running. She rested as needed, but was keen to do as much as possible.
At the end of the class, her feedback mentioned she had enjoyed herself and that she found this workout a great way to keep strong and active (as she wanted to do something to replace Ballet). I then asked her a personal question:
Darryl - "Do you mind if I ask how old you are?"
Dee replied, "I'm 87 years old."
What an inspiration! A fine example of the benefits of keeping active regardless of age.
"Dee" attended tonight's class again. A fantastic attitude which I hope to never lose regardless of age...