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The Wellness Summit Melbourne Summary

This weekend, I had the pleasure of joining 600 people from all over Australia (and even some from NZ), who were all keen to learn about how they could bring more wellness into their lives. The Wellness Summit was a huge event! 10 hours of informative presentations from some really dynamic and entertaining presenters…I was […]

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“Dear Paleo, it’s not you, it’s me…”

I have to admit that I’ve never ended a relationship with a “Dear John” letter and I’m pretty sure I haven’t pulled out the “it’s not you, it’s me..”  line when trying to sell a reason to break-up…at least not since I was about 14 years old. But, when your relationship isn’t working out the […]

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Is a Paleo Diet Just For The Snobby Elitist?

So I was standing in a Dr’s clinic last week and the latest Time Magazine caught my eye (and not just because it wasn’t a Woman’s Weekly from 2004!) Inside was an article by Dr Mehmet Oz with the tag-line: “What To Eat Now The Anti-Food-Snob Diet” In this article, Dr Oz aims to dispel […]

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Jo Fitton on Being a Cardio Addict: Low Carb Down Under

Exercise is good for you right? Jo Fitton, co-ordinator of the Melbourne Paleo Meet-up Group told us her cautionary tale about the effects of too much exercise on her body and her psyche at the Low Carb Down Under seminar in Byron Bay. Her dry and witty account of her experiences with starting to run, losing […]

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Crystal Fieldhouse on What is Paleo: Low Carb Down Under

At the Low Carb Down Under seminar in Byron, I gave an overview of the Paleo Diet and my thoughts on Paleo being about more than just what we are eating. I do think that Paleo is about eating, sleeping and moving in tune with our basic biology. A focus on all three will help us to […]

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Christine Cronau on Why Saturated Fat is Good For Us: Low Carb Down Under

Christine is the author of The Fat Revolution and Great Health is a Piece of Cake. In her presentation at the Low Carb Down Under in Byron, the lean Christine soundly dispelled the myths surrounding the conventional wisdom that saturated fat is bad for us and damages our heart health. She showed us some before […]

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Ian Blair Hamilton and Cassie Bond on Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s: Low Carb Down Under

Next up were Byron Bay locals Ian Blair Hamilton & Cassie Bond. This was a story that I was particularly interested in. I studied Neuroscience at uni and anything brain (or mind) related just totally fascinates me. Cassie’s Story Cassie shared her own journey to better health with us. A self-confessed “health-nut,” Cassie has tried […]

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David Gillespie on Sweet Poison: Low Carb Down Under

First up at The Low Carb Down Under Seminar in Byron was David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison and Big Fat Lies. This was the second time I had seen David speak (the first was last weekend in Melbourne) and he was fantastic! David Gillespie shared his weight-loss story with us, having lost 40 kgs since cutting out sugar […]

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Jimmy Moore on The Story behind Livin’ La Vida Low Carb: Low Carb Down Under

(Be warned, I am not going to let the cat out of the bag too much because I don’t want to steal Jimmy’s thunder for the events yet to come in Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide!) But I will say, that I think Byron locals got an unexpected treat in Jimmy Moore at the Low Carb […]

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Low Carb Down Under Byron Bay Wrap

If you are living in Australia and follow a Paleo or Low Carb Diet you would have had to be living under a rock (or in a cave) to have not seen the Facebook and Instagram buzz about the Low Carb Down Under series. Melbourne anaethetist Rod Tayler and Jamie Hayes, owner of Healthy Inspirations, […]

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The Imperfect Journey to Perfect Health

Hi, my name is Crystal and I have a confession to make… I am still emotionally tied to certain foods. Generally processed foods like chippies, chocolate and those insidious ‘special occasion’ gluten-free treats. From time to time, I struggle with cravings for cheats & treats, especially when I am tired, grumpy or stressed. I have not […]

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Watch Out America! The scarily successful ‘Share a Coke’ Campaign may be heading your way

The ‘Share a Coke’ campaign absolutely exploded in Australia over the summer of 2011. The campaign involved printing people’s names on millions of coke cans and bottles. People either found or ordered custom made coke bottles & cans, so they could ‘share a coke’ with their friends and loved ones. It was HUGE!

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Have you done the 2012 Paleo Survey yet?

David Csonka of Naturally Engineered needs your help! He has put together the 2012 Paleo Community Survey. The purpose of this survey is to collect information about paleo diet community members, including demographic information, medical conditions, dietary preferences, and physical activity. Why should you participate? The resulting data will be invaluable in terms of understanding […]

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Special Announcement

Hey everyone, I want to introduce someone who is very important to me…my mum, Kathy Reid. My mum is unstintingly supportive of me in anything I have ever done or wanted to do and this blog is no exception. In the last 8 months since I have taken up the sport of gardening my mum […]

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About Us

I grew up in the South Island of NZ where life is simpler and people are often more connected to where their food comes from. For as long as I can remember, my mum and dad have always had a glass house and a veggie garden, so home-grown fruit and veggies were the norm.  It’s […]

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Launch of Eat. Sleep. Move.

Welcome to Eat. Sleep. Move. This is a blog that will share both my own and my husband’s experiences with eating to a Paleolithic template, improving our sleeping habits, training in a Crossfit box, learning to cook and growing our own heirloom veggies. For basic survival the physical needs of our paleolithic ancestors were not […]

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