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  • Animal Moves: How to move like an animal to get you leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier for life
    Animal Moves: How to move like an animal to get you leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier for life
    by Darryl Edwards

    Animal Moves

    • improve strength, speed and stamina
    • increase mobility, flexibility and stability
    • look, feel and perform better

    Find out more and details on how to purchase at www.animalmovesbook.com

  • 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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Sunday
Aug312014

Speakers Participating in HEALTH Unplugged.

Robb Wolf and Darryl Edwards (The Fitness Explorer) - just before the release of Robb's amazing book in 2010. 

Anyway we've known each other a while now and so I am honoured and pleased to announce that he will be taking time out of his busy schedule to speak at HEALTH Unplugged (via live video link - presentation and Q&A) on 25 October 2014!  The 1st Paleo conference in the UK.

We also have Dr. Aseem Mulhotra, Irena Macri (Australia), Dr. Alessandra Wall (US), Dr. Terry Wahls (via live video link), Dr Tommy Wood (Norway) and others!

Tickets available NOW at: http://www.healthunplugged.co.uk/#HealthUnplugged


 



Saturday
Jun082013

Editorial of "Paleo Fitness" by Robb Wolf

 

Editorial review of Paleo Fitness by Robb Wolf

"With 'Paleo Fitness' Darryl has distilled the essence of Paleo nutrition and Primal fitness into plain English. He gives practical tips on how to get fitter, leaner, stronger and healthier than ever before by following the Paleo lifestyle. He's transformed his own life and is passionate about getting people to eat and move as nature intended.

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

The above review is available to view on Amazon.com 

Wednesday
Nov102010

120 Second Interview: Robb Wolf (Paleo Solution)


  120 Second Interview: Robb Wolf (Paleo Solution)

 

I recently caught up with Robb Wolf when he was in Europe recently with the Paleolithic Solution seminar.  I also took this opportunity to have another interview with him.  

If you haven't done so, you can read the first Robb Wolf 60 Second Interview

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Robb, what are your plans for the future?

I am working on a 2nd edition of the book (The Paleo Solution) with feedback, clinical experiences and advanced topics.  I am also conducting a  survey with Loren Cordain (author of The Paleo Diet). 

Based on the feedback I've had on the Paleolithic Solution seminars that are running - I will add advanced topic seminars for those interested in improving their knowledge on performance nutrition.

What's your current training regime?

I am currently focussing on Strength and Olympic lifting.   Volumes consist of reps covering sets of 10 x 2, 10 x 3.

My favourite exercises are Back Squats, single rep Clean & Jerk, Sprints, Bodyweight Exercises and any work that improves my gymnastic ability.  Whilst travelling I still attempt to do workouts when I have the opportunity to do so.

What's your favourite cheat meal?

Nachos, Sour Cream and Chillis.

When was the last time you doubted the benefits of the Paleo Diet?

Never doubted it since it has transformed my life and I have experienced the benefits in testamonials with thousands of lives.

What have you noticed about Europe vs USA in terms of food on your visit?

I have noticed the food quality is much higher in Europe in comparison to the USA.  Organic foods are also more widely available.  It is a generalisation but in the US, lots of decisions about the manufacturing process of food is about how bad can we make this food, but still make it edible and provide appeal to as many people as possible.

There is also more restraint in terms of portion sizes.  In the US 'super-sizing' is seen as better value.  This just encourages people to eat more.

What do you believe are the most important factors in terms of nutrition's relationship with health?

In simple terms commencing with a gluten-free diet - to lead the way, then a paleo diet to follow.

The future direction of fitness?

Natural movement principles such as MovNat will dominate going forward.

 

The Fitness Explorer with Robb Wolf

Saturday
Sep252010

Review: The Paleo Solution (Book)

This book could be entitled "The Paleo Lifestyle".  Which is how I view my take on Paleo.  It is more than just a diet.  So if you were expecting just another low carb diet/recipe book, this isn't it. If you want a list of rules with rigid guidelines that you can never deviate from, this isn't for you either. 

So where does it fit in and what can you expect? 

Do you have any questions about how a modern framework based on a Paleolithic lifestyle will help you lose weight, slow the ageing process and improve performance? Then this is it. 

If you suffer or are likely to suffer from auto-immune diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc - this will provide answers on managing these conditions.

If you're wondering what types of exercises/activities will help you achieve the above goals, and why less is sometimes more, then this will provide answers. 

Concerned about avoiding cancer, diabetes, heart disease and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc? This is for you. 

Many of us we need a lifestyle review. Not only in terms of restful sleep and reducing stress levels, but with making the right 'real food' choices and performing activities that are aligned to these goals. Sounds easy, but sometimes we need guidance and the author has lots of experience in this field. Some of us want scientific evidence and there is copious amounts of this in the book. Some of us want to try the Paleo Solution based upon the experience of others and you can find these in the many testimonials available related to Robb's work. 

This book discusses some of the reasoning behind the conflicting advice to be found in the world of nutrition. With some of the author's advice flying in the face of conventional wisdom. Robb Wolf presents this to us with supported pre-historic evidence, his world class expertise with strength & conditioning coaching and the latest studies in scientific research.
I've had the pleasure to spend a day with Robb and to pick his brains.  His book is an excellent additional reference.

A worthy and highly recommended read.