Monday, August 15, 2011

"Un-Zoo" surfaces at the Ancestral Health Symposium

If you google Un-Zoo you don't get much that makes sense in the evolutionary context. Paleo or Primal, yes, Un-Zoo, no. Mostly you will get stuff about some archiver software, and this link which has a bit of cred (I told you its not new). So I was pretty happy to once again see the 4th dimension working overtime with "The Un-Zoo" concept hitting the Ancestral Health Symposium thanks to Joe Durant presenting on Wild Animals, Zoos, and You.

The photos say it all - "the cage should not be around the animal".  Just one point of order though - we do live in a zoo...what's good for the goose is good for the gander! And the cage is not just a cage...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Seasonal revisited

I found this post on a blog called Critical Mas that i thought was a bit of a snap on the concepts i had been ruminating on: concluding-seasonal-strategies-for-fitness-and-nutrition and he referred to for the more original detail. Here's a couple of conceptual pictures.

Here's where my head was at originally:

I also align three different eating modes roughly by season;
Spring - Pure Paleo - the strict version that leans you out

Winter - Lacto -Paleo - includes dairy to complement the strength focus
Summer/Autumn - a mix of Primal Blueprint and Paleo 2, plus some holiday mode eating!

Critical Mas provides some seasonal strategies that gel with me; autumn, winter, spring, summer.
The only difference is i was slightly out of kilter with my concepts - thinking of winter as growth rather than repair time. i got summer right though!
Anyway like I said - it gels with me and I will give it a go. Things were starting to get unruly the other way!