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Real Food Recipes

With a focus on real food and ingredients, you're not going to find the latest 16 ingredient gluten-free cake mix here, instead you'll find recipes using quality naturally gluten-free ingredients. Take a look, you might be surprised at how good food can be.

Speaking Engagements

Many of the physicians and healthcare practitioners listed on Primal Docs are available for speaking engagements and can be booked directly via this site. The topics covered are diverse and vary by member and can be tailored to your audience.

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Whether you're looking for a new family doctor or simply someone to get some solid nutrition advice from, our 900+ member physicians and practitioners (on nearly every continent) are here to help you navigate through the many shades of ancestral health.

Primal Supper Dining Events

One-of-a-kind dining events located in cities around the world. With farm-to-table, chef interpretations, paleo pop-ups, and even eating wild events you're sure to find an event that will open your eyes to the wonderful world of real food.

Patients Ask Me About Traveling

Recently I’ve heard from two folks with a not uncommon complaint: while traveling they picked up some intestinal bug, took the locally available antibiotic, and their gut has never been the same. The process for proper healing from the combined assault of the parasite and the treatment requires a full understanding of all that can […]

Ketogenic Diets and Bipolar Disorder: New Case Studies

Researching the viability of ketogenic diets for therapeutic usage was one of the original interests that launched this blog. And while there is growing data for brain cancers and even a Cochran review for the use of ketogenic diets in epilepsy, the bipolar story has always been theoretical. Ketogenic (very low carbohydrate and low protein) […]

Help Wanted in Portland, Oregon
Core Wellness PDX

If you have solid experience with therapeutic massage, have always wanted to work in an awesome clinical setting and are a STRONG Internal Motivator (meaning you don’t need to be micro-managed) and you know, that given the right opportunity, you’d be a success? Do you want to actually make a living doing massage w/out being […]

Intergenerational Nutrition

I’m going to begin this brief article with a hypothetical example. Let’s assume we have a woman who has come to the realization that her diet, which is rich in highly processed foods containing synthetic ingredients and grown in contaminated soils, is causing her health problems. Allergies, inflammation resulting in arthritis, disruption of hormones, periodontal […]

Mummies, Clogged Arteries and Ancient Junk Food

Add Clogged Arteries to the list of just some of the chronic diseases found in Ancient mummies. The HORUS study just published in the Lancet and presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Cardiology theorizes that humans are sensitive to the development of atherosclerotic plaque regardless of diet and contemporary lifestyles. Although I find this study fascinating, I do not see a […]

Menopause Doesn’t Have to Be Miserable: 6 Tips to Help

Women have been told to expect hot flashes, disrupted sleep, fatigue, weight gain, depression, and decreased sex drive as they enter into menopause. But the transition doesn’t have to be disruptive. Here are some tips to help minimize menopausal symptoms. First, some background to illuminate what’s happening. The average age for menopause in the U.S. […]

Canola Oil: The blob that ate butter, olive oil, coconut oil and peanut oil threatens American cuisine

Today I need to make the following emergency public service announcement: The restaurant world has been taken hostage—by Canola oil! Over the past several months, Luke and I have eaten out at all sorts of restaurants here in the Napa Valley, from Mexican to Thai, from Chinese to French, from Italian to Fusion. And we’ve […]

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