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“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.” – Albert Camus I’ve written in a prior post my thoughts on where supplementation fits in to my “3 pillars” approach to health, fitness and wellbeing.  I’ve also discussed the pros, cons and limitations of both properly designed assessments and blood panels and, citing my own Omega-3 level […]

“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius   I’ve had some discussions lately about periodization models, and about what models I think are most effective and, more to the point, why (seemingly, at least) I don’t follow any periodization model at all in my own workouts.  Even […]

The trees wear brilliant shades of yellow, orange, purple, and red. The air is crisp as it brushes our cheeks, and the scent of sweet apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon dance in our homes. Autumn has arrived in full force while the team at Primal Toad was busy harvesting the best collection of health and wellness […]

“What we’ve got here is, failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. I don’t like it any more than you men…..” Captain, Road Prison 36; Cool Hand Luke Ahhh, one of my all-time […]

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy  A conversation with one of my Efficient Exercise clients this past week reminded me of my Return on Investment  post from awhile back. This is an intelligent and super-motivated 50-ish male client who has been with me for a couple of years now. A […]

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own […]

Hello and happy Friday! This week hasn’t quite gone as planned. I guess that’s life. You win some you lose some. And sometimes you get slapped with a UTI days before a trail run. Oh yes… another reason why being a woman is hard (I am aware that men get UTI’s but let’s be honest, […]

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant     The last stop in our walk along the circular Five T path is Trademark (or, if you prefer, basecamp).  Essentially, this is knowing who you are, how you’re wired, and what you’re good at.  Endomorph?  Ectomorph?  Mesomorph?  Or (more likely) some […]

“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor” – William Cowper Obviously, when you begin reading this post…you’ll realize this was one of the posts, I found that was originally lost in the move/transition to this new website….I remember writing this post and remember that whole time when we moved B […]

In the past 2 months, Todd Dosenberry (also known as Primal Toad) emailed more than a few dozen well-known bloggers to see if they wanted to be part of an epic wellness sale. Thankfully, 25 unique authors (including himself) said yes to contributing their ebook(s) into what is now the Toadally Primal Wellness Bundle. All […]

“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg until it is broken.” – M.F.K. Fisher Love a fabulous weekend brunch breakfast? But hate all the muss & fuss of it, don’tcha? Me, too! That’s why I love this breakfast it is so flavorful and fancy looking but definitely not a […]

“Have the courage to act instead of react.” – Earlene Larson Jenks It seems that the new status symbol among wealthy Chinese these days is the high-end bicycle.  I suppose this burgeoning  Chinese hipsterism isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and whether it’s out of simple nostalgia or some true, nascent want to become “healthy” — hey, I’m all for it.  And even more […]

                                                                                                                                                                                                        “I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” – Oscar Wilde Those of you that’ve been following me for a while know, that when Keith & I moved from our old sites to consolidate to this one, that our tech deleted almost all […]

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook” – Julia Child   Love gourmet food but don’t have time to fuss with the gourmet process? I hear ya! I am so tired sometimes I almost, that is almost, feel too tired to eat – let alone prepare […]

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates Check out this new book:The Paleo Miracle: 50 Real Stories of Health Transformation! I’M IN THE BOOK AND YOU CAN READ MY STORY FOR FREE: here. The best part is: half the profits from the sale of this book will go to charity! […]