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Thoughts and Links

May 21, 2011

Between the gorgeous sunny weather the last few days and the Canucks rockin’ the playoffs (Go Canucks Go!), there’s a definite buzz in the air around here! The number of people out and about on the seawall increased exponentially recently. And I spotted Vibrams for the first time in Vancouver! A lady jogger was sporting them. I’m actually surprised I haven’t seen more people wearing them.

Here are a few interesting links from this past week:

Hiking With a Child (and Tricks) in Tow

Bribing your kid with jellybeans and Lego to get him to hike? I’d sub the candy for something primal and Lego for something less commercial and I say why not. Cute article about a mom “negotiating” hikes with her son. I say lucky kid, doesn’t know what’s good for him now, but will appreciate it soon enough. And what a great way for the kid to spend his summers! She’s starting her daughter earlier, at one-year-old, carrying her along on the hikes, so it should be a lot less of a struggle to get her on board once she starts walking.

– Arsenic, lead in women’s cosmetics; Environmental group calls for regulation

A recent study, “Heavy Metal Hazard: The Health Risks of Hidden Heavy Metals in Face Makeup”, might scare any remaining vanity out of you. Not cool seeing my make-up brand Clinique on there (cant say I’m really surprised though).

Goodbye, Timbits: Should junk food be banned in hospitals?

“Capital Health, Nova Scotia’s largest health district, announced on Friday that as of this fall foods that fail to meet its healthy food guidelines will no longer be served at Tim Hortons outlets found in the district’s institutions.”

My opinion’s pretty much summed up by one of the first commentators:

“That includes the slop the patients get, right?”

Have a great long weekend, everyone! :)

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Primalisten May 26, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Hello! So it’s you who got to the “theprimalist.com” domain first? ;)
I actually intended to name my own blog The Primalist when I started it this year. Now it’s Primalisten instead, which is the same as The Primalist, but in swedish. It works just as well :)

I noticed that your blog was mentioned at Jimmy Moores site so I thought I’d check it out. Nice to see that you’re living in Vancouver. I’m actually going there for vaccation this summer! Anything I just shouldn’t miss while I’m there? :)
I plan to see some fine nature of course, and also visit a crossfit gym.

I wish you a nice weekend!
Patriq

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[email protected] May 26, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Glad I beat you to it ;) I like your blog design, nice and clean. That’s unfortunately all I can comment on since it’s not in English :P

If nature’s what you’re after, Vancouver has tons to offer. There’s some awesome hikes, especially on the North Shore mountains. Around town, make sure to check out the Stanley Park seawall, Granville Island and our beaches. If you’re here for more than a few days, Whistler, and the drive up there is beautiful. And a roadtrip to Tofino (Vancouver Island) is definitely worth the trek. If you have any questions about Vancouver, feel free to ask!

How’s the paleo/primal movement in Sweden? I read on Jimmy’s blog that low-carb eating is quite common over there..

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Primalisten May 27, 2011 at 1:50 AM

Thanks, I initially planned to write in english but there are plenty of those bloggers out there allready who are doing a better job at that. So I focus locally instead.

We’re visiting my girlfriends aunt with family who live in Vancouver, so I’m sure they’ll show us many interesting areas. Not sure how interested they are in nature though, so it’s nice to get some ideas from a fellow primalist ;)
Oh, you wrote that you were surprised how few people you’ve seen wearing Vibrams in Vancouver. Well, this summer there will be at least one more :)

Yes Jimmy’s right on that. The LCHF (low-carb high-fat) way of eating in Sweden has really exploded. Pretty much everyone here has at least heard about it and has an idea what it’s about. LCHF is even officially allowed by the authorities as a method for treating diabetes.
Personally I’m a bit surprised on how many elederly people that have adopted this way of eating. In the news and “health shows” you see retired women (mostly) who are following Dr Dahlqvists advice, and are now feeling a whole lot better than a few years ago.

Do you have any plans on attending the Ancestral Health Symposium in august by the way? My vaccation in Vancouver will end that very weekend, so I’m thinking about taking a detour before going home, since I’m already “close to” L.A. :)

[email protected] May 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Considering how on board Sweden is with LCHF, writing in Swedish sounds like a good way to go. It’s still surprising to me that a whole
country is so in tune with LCHF, seems like most peole around here would be more likely to go vegetarian/vegan than primal/paleo!

I’ll shoot you a quick email to continue the conversation! :)

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