Why have a Toronto-GTA Paleo Enthusiasts group?
The high carb, low-fat fad has led us into the greatest period of dietary epidemics ever!
Civilization is the sickest it has ever been. The medical establishment brought us achievements dealing with infections and drugs, but today it is obviously enraptured with the 'symptoms' of this malnutrition, not prevention, since we are sicker then ever. The high carb grain-based food pyramid of the past 40 years, and the highly processed foods lining the grocery ailes have made us sick, and obese. Most of our current epidemics are diet derived.
Misuse of arable land, (monoculture), and disasterous food tampering (genetically modified foods), grain-fed feed-lot farm animals, has made the very crops and meats we eat (sickly, fat animals on steroids and anti-biotics) dangerous to our health.
There is a better way. Weston A. Price wrote about it during the 1930's, Eaton Boyd a bit later, and recently the likes of Loren Cordain, Robb Wolf, and Mark Sisson, to name but a few, have reinvigorated in us the desire, the necessity, the task, to work for the resolution to society's 'dietary' dilemma.
Many people have come to grips with the fact that there are deep, fundamental, ancestral causation factors to perfect health( the genes respond to various situations). Climate, soils, food, and all aspects of nature and natural laws are the true nurtureers of our human potential. We have lost our way. This fast paced, tech centered lifestyle has severely detracted us. Sustainability is more critial then ever with the human population growing as it is.
We, Toronto-GTA Paleo enthusiasts crave grass-fed/finished animal meats, pastured chickens and pasture born eggs, goats, turkeys, bison, locally grown certified organic vegetables and fruits , and all it has to offer back to our land, soil, waterways, and other species.
We love community gardening, CSA's, farmshares and support efforts for sustainability and permaculture.
Nature's primitive language has the keys to perfect health. It is a language that our indigenous peoples understood clearly. The hunter-gatherers had none of the diseases which afflict close to 1 in 3 today.Paleo geeks and paleo families alike, are clearing out our pantries, and constructing mental patterns of physical excellence, based on what we know of the optimal health of our hunter-gatherer ancestors - a yardstck and standard of normalcy and sustainability.
We love active lifestyles. Crossfit, MovNat and Primal 'natural exercises'. are popular within this movement. We strongly believe that any type of daily physical activity is important to good health.
We work with farmers, purchase food in bulk, have social events, discussions, Family Paleo BBQ's, roundtables, potlucks, and much more, and jump at every chance of spreading the Paleo, ancestral health message.
It's a lifestyle change you won't regret! Welcome to Paleo Toronto-GTA 'Paleo Life'.
All members who sign up to this group and any of it's activites, and participate in any activity of this group have sole responsibilty for their own actions and participation in any and all related group activites and agree to the following waiving of rights:
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1) The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
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