What we're about

People who meet here are dedicated to living a quality life, for health and happiness.

Join us and you'll see that we're passionate about a variety of ways to enrich our lives, share our wisdom and cultivate a community of like-minded folks. Although this Meetup group is local, its content is connected to the web in a variety of ways.

Many of us follow a neo-paleo lifestyle, which includes key aspects of many dietary styles based on the ancestral diet, Bulletproof Diet, ketogenic diet and others. Strategies include:

• reliance on low-carb vegetables as a dietary mainstay,

• nutrient-dense foods (not just mineral density in vegetables),

• dietary variability (intermittent and partial fasting, seasonal eating, rotation),

• food as therapy (diet as first principle for wellbeing),

• and conscious food choices (avoiding ruts and autopilot, bypassing cravings).

Conscious food choices also involve:

• unprocessed, unrefined, "natural" foods,

• low carb, low glycemic, anti-insulin-resistance foods,

• clean foods (free of antibiotics, mycotoxins, added hormones, pesticides),

• sustainability (local, organic, biodynamic soil, regional, mixed use),

• ancestral strains (pre-GMO and pre-cultivation vegetables and grains),

• to grain or not to grain (avoidance, rotation, or selective),

• and to milk or not to milk (dairy choices, raw, cultured, etc).
Steve's areas of interest and expertise are:

• self-care modalities (being your own primary-care expert),

• biohacking and quantified-self technologies (fun with gadgets and science),

• aging (mechanisms of aging, and how to age gracefully),

• neurodegerative diseases (Alzheimer's reversal and prevention),

• the FDA (the 23andme situation is just the latest),

• supplements (vitamins, minerals, nutrients, amino acids, etc.).

• metabolism (the "dance" of the body's molecules), and

• the body-brain-mind connection (spiritual health).

Events may include:

• themed potlucks

• outings (hikes),
• lectures, classes, study groups,

• evenings with authors, speakers, film makers, etc.

We'll post our own events, and those of others (for-profit and non-profit).

Upcoming events (5)

SVHI 2.0, Zoom session with Antony Haynes

Cubberly Community Center

Antony Haynes. Back by popular demand! October 1st, 9-11 AM California time. Check out his earlier SRO talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqqNJ4swmHc Antony Haynes has been in private practice for over 25 years and is one of the most experienced Registered Nutritional Therapists in the UK. He is one of the first practitioners to implement the principles of Functional Medicine in the UK, since 1994. Antony has been teaching for 25 years including at a variety of nutritional colleges (ION, CNELM, BCNH, CNM) and at IFM in the USA, as well as for Nutri-Link Ltd a company he co-founded in 1998. He has presented lectures, seminars and courses on a wide variety of subjects over those years. In particular, Antony has been studying the connection between viruses and bacteria and their role in the pathogenesis of auto-immune conditions. He is known as the practitioners’ practitioner. He employs his clinical experience in managing the nutritional needs of his patients, which number in excess of 15,000, at his clinic, The Nutrition Clinic Ltd. in Harley Street, London. He is also a successful, award-winning author of two books on nutrition. Topic: SVHI 2.0 with Antony Haynes, by popular demand Time: Oct 1,[masked]:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting by web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88459882892?pwd=R3cySzBQazRWalc0T2dNWk92NFJRQT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Join meeting by phone: One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,008362# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,008362# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbz4h9B0h6 Smart Life Forum has met on the 3rd Thursday's of each month for more than 20 years. Typical topics are health, nutrition, diet and alternative medical modalities. They are now Zooming to reach people locally and internationally, so times and dates are varying widely to accommodate people throughout the world. To see the bio of each speaker, go to http://www.SVHI.org.

Self-Care and Biohacking, October

Steve's House

This will be a ZOOM-only (virtual) meeting. Let me apologize for Meetup in installing an "online event" option that crashes whenever a Zoom URL is added. This meeting is going to be on Zoom despite what Meetup may say. The full details are in the "directions" below. Topic: Self-Care and Biohacking Time: Oct 12,[masked]:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting by web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88098426347?pwd=eHdZdUFsampVRzc0MzJubGpWelZzdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Join meeting by phone: One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,537324# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,537324# US (Houston) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kE2n46moI Self-care technologies, biohacking strategies. Figuring out stuff for yourself. What you can learn before or after you resort to expensive medical testing. Normally, $20 per meeting in my den with a limit of 14 people, but Zooming, it'll be a love offering (Paypal [masked], after the session) with a limit of 98 people. Practitioners, welcome. Topics will include lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, diet, sleep, biohacking, self-empowerment and whatever questions you bring. last session, lots of questions about viral infection. Typically the third Sunday of the month. This is intended to be a working group, where progress over time is part of the process. However, there is no requirement for implementation. You can listen for informational purposes only, if that is what you wish.

SVHI 2.0, Zoom session, guest to be announced

Cubberly Community Center

Smart Life Forum has met on the 3rd Thursday's of each month for more than 20 years. Typical topics are health, nutrition, diet and alternative medical modalities. They are now Zooming to reach people locally and internationally, so times and dates are varying widely to accommodate people throughout the world. To see the bio of each speaker, go to http://www.SVHI.org.

Self-Care Working Group

Location visible to members

This will be a ZOOM-only (virtual) meeting. Let me apologize for Meetup in installing an "online event" option that crashes whenever a Zoom URL is added. This meeting is going to be on Zoom despite what Meetup may say. The full details are in the "directions" below. Topic: Self-Care Working Group, Zooming Time: Aug 16,[masked]:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Third Sun, 2 occurrence(s) Aug 16,[masked]:00 PM Sep 20,[masked]:00 PM Join Zoom Meeting via web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85921547294?pwd=K2dVUW1CY0grOVgxclh4aUxIcnR3dz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode: swift Join meeting by phone: One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,056513# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]#,,,,,,0#,,056513# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) Meeting ID:[masked] Phone passcode:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kgXyaE20a Self-care technologies. Figuring out stuff for yourself. What you can learn before or after you resort to expensive medical testing. Normally, $20 per meeting in my den with a limit of 14 people, but Zooming, it'll be a love offering (Paypal [masked], after the session) with a limit of 98 people. Practitioners, welcome. Topics will include lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, diet, sleep, biohacking, self-empowerment and whatever questions you bring. last session, lots of questions about viral infection. Typically the third Sunday of the month. This is intended to be a working group, where progress over time is part of the process. However, there is no requirement for implementation. You can listen for informational purposes only, if that is what you wish.

Past events (422)

SVHI 2.0, Zoom session with Doris Loh

Cubberly Community Center

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