Whole9 guest post by Diana Rodgers of Sustainable Dish. Below is an excerpt from Diana’s new book, The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook, about how to forage for edible plants: We all know it’s healthy to eat vegetables and fruits, but we often forget that they don’t need to come from a farm: wild plants are nutritional powerhouses. Purslane, for instance, a weed that thrives in many parts of the world, has six times more vitamin E than spinach and more omega-3 fatty acids than any other vegetable. … [Read more...]
4 Benefits of Green Exercise
A Whole9 guest post by James Murphy, a self-described nature-loving-hippie currently living in New Zealand who loves to play outside. When I step outside into nature, it's as though I'm stepping into a world that was designed for me to play and move in. There are trees that seem made for climbing, taunting me with their low-hanging branches. Rocks that have been set up with the perfect jumping distance between them daring me to give it a go. Fascinating trail heads that pique my curiosity … [Read more...]
4 Reasons to Go Outside (if you care about your health)
A Whole9 guest post by James Murphy, a self-described nature-loving-hippie who loves to play outside. When was the last time you went outside? No, not just to walk to the mailbox… really went outside, on purpose, for the pure enjoyment of it? Many people probably couldn’t answer that question with any recent date. In this day and age, many of us think of the “great outdoors” as something that’s nice to think about or view from afar, but to actually participate in getting outside? Some … [Read more...]
Eating Insects. No, Really. Introducing Chapul.
Chances are you've already heard of our newest Whole30® Approved partner, Chapul. Their edible insect bars (really!) have been all over the popular national news outlets lately (big time sites like HuffPost, Slate, and CNN)--but there's more to this company than the shock-factor of eating bugs. Founded by Salt Lake City local Patrick Crowley, Chapul has its roots in water conservation, and was inspired by Dr. Marcel Dicke’s TED talk on entomophagy. After hearing Dr. Marcel, Pat began to look … [Read more...]