Why you should be Pro-Biotic: Part 1 – We Are Not Alone

It has been a couple of years since I last wrote about gut flora, and its role in health and well-being. During that time, gut flora, or gut microbiota/the mircobiome as it is termed in the scientific community, has become a hot topic, and there have been a glut of research studies conducted in the …

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There’s more to life than fitness…

Welcome to the new home of my Primal blog. I have decided to make the change from blogging at Primal Fitness, to this new site, Primal Living, as I wanted to broaden the scope of the topics I write about and the opinions that I can express. I will still of course be covering the …

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The Debate: Sunscreen, good or bad?

Conventional Wisdom has us in fear of the Sun. For thousands of years, the Sun has been revered, even worshipped as a deity for its life giving properties, but now the official line is that the Sun is to be feared. You should stay out of the Sun, or at least cover yourself in sun …

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Why your back hurts, and how to fix it – Part III

This is an old post – for a more up to date article on back pain/chronic pain please check out this post here. In Part I of this series, we identified the common lifestyle factors that can contribute to back pain, and how to mitigate the damage. In Part II, we looked at how to …

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Why your back hurts, and how to fix it – Part II

This is an old post – for a more up to date article on back pain/chronic pain please check out this post here. In Part I of this series we looked at how modern lifestyle factors such as prolonged sitting and wearing shoes can lead to back pain. While avoiding becoming desk bound, and going …

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Primal Wisdom, on the BBC

I watched the first episode of Bruce Parry’s new series, Arctic, the other day. Although you could lay many criticisms at the door of Parry’s documentaries, I still feel they are a lot better than most, and strongly recommend checking out his Tribe dvd box sets – This will give you a better idea of …

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Why your back hurts, and how to fix it – Part I

This is an old post – for a more up to date article on back pain/chronic pain please check out this post here. Why is it that over 80% of people will suffer from some form of back pain during their lives?  Is it some kind of fundamental flaw in human physiology? Is it some evolutionary trade …

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Existence Expectancy

When discussing diet, lifestyle and health people often bring up the issue of life expectancy. Will eating/not eating this or that, or following a particular way of life increase your time on this planet, or cut it short? There is also debate about whether life expectancy is now longer or shorter than previous eras?  Did …

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