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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 25 authors have taken control of their own health through an alternative lifestyle that encompasses nutrition and food in a way that goes against conventional wisdom while savoring tradition from less than 100 years ago. With the world getting more and more sick at a rapid pace, why not?
Nutrition may be the most important but it’s meaningless without other lifestyle factors. These include play, sleep, skin care, fitness, socialization and in comparison to today’s society, slowing down and enjoying the countless blessings that we are all surrounded with.
How will the ebooks in this bundle benefit YOU? They will help you to…
- Heal your PCOS
- Plan grain-free meals
- Boost your metabolism
- Nourish your baby well
- Cure your skin compulsions
- Travel and stay Paleo with ease
- Homemake dairy-free ice cream
- Lacto-ferment any food you want
- Educate your kids about real food
- Smartly indulge in treats guilt-free
- Heal your acne without antibiotics
- Restock your pantry with real food
- Live a simpler, more meaningful life
- Complete your next Whole30 with ease
- Go on a semi-strict 21 day Paleo cleanse
- Cook with real food via 6 unique cookbooks
- Experience your best family camping trip ever
- Learn what it means to be an exuberant animal
- Give a hospital birth naturally with minimal stress
- Blend smoothies made with real food that taste great
- Homemake skincare products for those you love including your baby
- Discover the relationship between music, language, evolution, and the human brain
- Complete a 30 day introduction to Paleo while building your relationship with food
- Sneak past the traditional Paleo way of eating and go Wild instead
- See the other side of the Paleo story with 12 Paleo myths
- Then discover 21 Paleo myths that then get debunked!
What is the Toadally Primal Wellness Bundle?
- The sale ends on Monday, January 14 at 11:59 PM EST.
- Click on the links to the ebooks to learn more about them.
- Paleo Crock Pot Cookbook is linked to Caveman Feast. Please understand that the PDF you will receive includes 31 crock pot recipes.
- The PCOS Unlocked: The Manual you will be receiving is 52 pages worth; not the entire guide. Why? It has a specifically unique value and thus $47 selling price. A significant discount code to purchase the rest of the guide is inside.
- The giveaway ends at the exact same time of the sale. I will announce the winners on the giveaway page and email them too. Please go to PrimalToad.com/Giveaway2013 to learn more about the prizes.
- Due to the unique nature of this sale, no refunds will be offered. With the bundle containing 33 ebooks at a cost of 92% of their normal price point, everyone is bound to find immense value well worth $39.
Paleo, real food, grain free & coconut oil cookbooks
- I Love Real Food Cookbook ($12) by Svenja Trierscheid @ Paleo-Foodporn.Blogspot.de
- Beyond Grain & Dairy Cookbook ($17) by Starlene Stewart @ GapsDietJourney.com
- Grain Free Meal Plan Cookbook ($18) by Cara Faus @ HealthHomeHappy.com
- Well Fed Cookbook ($15) by Melissa Joulwan @ TheClothesMakeTheGirl.com
- Cooking with Coconut Oil ($20) by Jennifer @ HybridRastaMama.com
- Paleo Crock Pot Cookbook ($10) by Abel & George Bryant @ CivilizedCavemanCooking.com
Lacto-Fermentation, pantry overhaul & freezer guide
Indulge in treats without feeling guilty
Give birth, nourish your newborn, then educate him/her on real food
Heal PCOS & boost metabolism
Simplify, live exuberantly, camp w/ your family & play music
Paleo time: travel, myths, cleanse, start anew or go wild
- 30 Day Intro to Paleo ($15) by Bill & Hayley @ Beta.Primal-Palate.com
- The Wild Diet ($17) by Abel James Bascom @ FatBurningMan.com
- 12 Paleo Diet Myths ($10) by Matt Stone @ 180DegreeHealth.com
- 21-Day Paleo Cleanse ($24) by Neely Quinn @ PaleoPlan.com
- 21 Myths About the Paleo Diet… Debunked! ($19) by Aglaee Jacob @ Eat-Real-Food-PaleoDietitian.com
- Eating Out and Traveling on the Paleo Diet ($15) by Aglaee Jacob @ Eat-Real-Food-PaleoDietitian.com
Take care of your skin homemade style & heal acne
- Ultimate Secrets to Acne Freedom ($29) by Tracy McCullough @ TheLoveVitamin.com
- Cure Your Skin Compulsions ($29) by Tracy McCullough @ TheLoveVitamin.com
- Guide to Homemade Skincare ($19) by Roxanne King @ TheHolisticMama.com
- My Buttered Life Gift Giving Edition ($5) by Renee Harris @HardLotion.com
- My Buttered Life Summer Edition ($5) by Renee Harris @HardLotion.com
Please remember that no refunds will be offered due to the unique nature of this sale.
Here is a video with some helpful tips for making it through this eating season!
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Recently I went to Charleston, SC for a family reunion. Me and my little sister had a rental car and we had packed a cooler so I was confident I could get whatever I needed. We stayed in a hotel a little outside the city but we scoped the restaurant scene and the natural grocery stores on our phones on the way into town. When traveling with a special diet it is all about the planning.
On the road into town we stopped at Thornhill Farmstand for some pastured eggs. It was very good to see high quality local food at a roadside shop.
The first night my sister made a reservation at SNOB in downtown Charleston which had a local ingredient focus and a gluten free menu. Me and my sister shared this pate appetizer plate that we were assured was gluten free.
My sister got this pastured pork chop over potatoes from the gluten free menu.
The next morning we checked out the Charleston Farmers Market in historic Marion Square, Saturdays from 1oam-2pm. It was really lively and I can tell people here care about what they eat and where it comes from.
We saw lots of low country seasonal produce.
I saw this cheery sign that I agree with: eat your way to enlightenment! I wish it was that easy….
We have great farmers markets back in SF I am not going to lie but I was impressed with the high quality and variety of this one. I also was happy to see that it was very busy.
They had some pastured chicken on display who were enjoying the sun and bugs in the grass. Read more here
Then we stopped at the Honey Baked Ham store to gear up for the family reunion which we were sure would have nothing that was gluten or grain free. This is not the best quality food but it was probably better than the fried chicken and potato salad that was sure to be a staple at the potluck style reunion.
I also got roasted turkey from the honey baked ham store for myself to eat along with some olives and cherry tomatoes I scored at the farmers market. I was assured by the website and the manager that Honey Baked Ham and roasted turkey are gluten free. It was nice to know that is an option even if it not something I would eat if I was not traveling.
Last but not least we stopped for a walk on Folly beach for some fresh air and sand on our feet. It was a great gluten free trip!
More tips for eating gluten free/ grain free when traveling:
Looking for a great cookbook and getting started guide?
Because I have a gluten sensitivity I am always on the lookout for organic veggies and grass fed meats that won’t upset my system. By choosing restaurants that emphasize sustainability we can vote with our pocketbooks which will make this type of food more available for everyone in the future. If you have Celiac disease please always check with the management and use your intuition/good judgement to gauge the safety of each establishment to avoid cross contamination. I hope you get a chance to enjoy these great places when you are out and about in Nashville, my hometown.
|Fresh veggies at The Turnip Truck hot bar|
|Awesome bunless local beef burger at M. L. Rose|
|The beet salad with lamb at Burger Up Photo credit|
|Burger at Gaby’s with Sweet potato fries Photo Credit|
|Me indulging in local artisan chocolate with Bongo Java organic decaf at Hot and Cold|
|Just say no to the bun! Most places will do a lettuce wrap.|
|Chicken Salad at Kalamata’sphoto credit|
|Chef From Suzy Wong’s was on Top Chef D.C.|
This place is very hip offering an east meats west flair and an assortment of Pan-Asian dishes. They have gluten free soy sauce and the menu has gluten free labels on many item. I am not sure about the meat quality here, so be sure to ask. I actually attended school with the owner who was on Top Chef a few years ago. Way to go A. Mint! He also owns PM which has a great burger and Cha Cha featuring tapas which has great bacon wrapped dates, raw milk cheeses, and house cured olives. All three places clearly mark their menu’s with gluten free labels.
|PRB:These guys know meat!photo credit|
Sylvan Park $$$
Better make a reso at this smancy joint. My sister recently went there for V-day and said it was great. They emphasize farm to table, local sustainable food. They also ask each diner if they have any food allergies before taking the orders! It is a little high end but great for that special occasion. They even have periodic farm dinners! The menu reads like a native tribe hunt: wild boar, quail eggs, Muscovy duck, paddle fish roe, fresh spring water trout, ect. It sounds like heaven to me!
|You don’t have to be a hippie to shop at Whole Foods.photo credit|
The Yelp Application or web sight is easy to use with good maps and directions. You can search for organic, grass fed and gluten free to find healthy places on the go.
Find Me Gluten Free Application is a another one that you can use to find gluten free places on the go.
Gluten Free Card is another application that has celiac information you can show to your server in over 20 Languages.
Last night I visited my little sister and her boyfriend at his house in Nashville, TN. It was great to see a young couple living real food, Paleo principles in their daily life. They cooked dinner for me and it was gourmet! They also took me on a garden and home tour. They made this awesome meal where they had the clever idea of baking sweet potatoes and then using the hollow skins as buns. It was so tasty and a nice change of pace!
They have a great garden in the back where they grow lots of yummy vegetables. The season was ending but there was still one sweet potato on the ground. The squash on my plate was from the garden and topped with grass fed butter.
Ellen and Micah were already eating paleo when they met earlier this year. They share a lot of the same interests like healthy cooking, farming, fermentation and travel. You can read my little sister’s story about getting healthy here.
They also found some gluten free Paleo cider. Micah told a funny story about how the cashier at the liquor store agreed about how getting rid of gluten reduced gut inflammation.The cashier remarked “you gotta do it, man” What an educated cashier!
Some cool artwork on the wall!
Micah’s Aquaponics farm is coming along! He wants to create a food forest on his property to create his own sustenance. He even has fruit trees planted all over his front yard.
The three of us chatted and talked a lot about Paleo topics like the tiny house movement and how to perfect Paleo pizza dough. Micah claims to have found the perfect combination of ingredients. Maybe I can get him to share his recipe. We also hypothesized about how to make awesome Paleo fudge. Then I was enlightened about the ease benefits of making lacto-fermented mayo. Then they gave me some 85% dark chocolate and bubble water as a night cap. What a fun evening!
Do you want to be healthy like Ellen and Micah?
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