Paleo Potluck

Come eat and socialize with other paleo eaters from St. Louis! Bring your favorite dish (Whole30 compliant is encouraged but not necessary. Please no gluten or seed oils)

Paleo veterans will be on hand to answer questions about the lifestyle.

Farmers Market @ Republic Square

A lot of us seem to be visiting the Saturday morning farmers market. So, I thought I'd schedule a regular meetup at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from 9am-11am. We can start this the week after ACL is over.

I don't have anything formal planned, let's just meet and socialize for a while 🙂

Let's meet at the tables and chairs in Republic Square. If you need to coordinate or are having trouble finding us, send a text message to me (Erik) at[masked]-8374.

Movie Night at Whole Foods (Arbor Trails) – “Nightmare Before Christmas”

Watching a movie and socializing with friends is great, but it is even better when it is done outside. Come out to Whole Foods and join me (Earlyn) to watch “Nightmare Before Christmas.” The movie starts at 7:45 pm but I'll be there early to greet you. Happy Halloween!

Weekly Primal Social and New Member Welcome

Homo sapiens is a social animal and socializing is a super important part of the primal lifestyle (perhaps more important than the diet and exercise components). Plus, keeping primal can be tough, so keeping a good social support network is a key to success.

This is also a great chance for new or inactive members to come out to meet some of the regulars, learn from them, and make new friends. If you have been curious about this group but haven't pulled the trigger on coming to a meetup, we really encourage you to come out!!!

Note that this is a weekly meetup, so there will be plenty of opportunities to make it out!

We'll be meeting at the HotPot Smoothie Shop, a great primal-friendly spot in Kirkwood. From their website:  “Hotpot Smoothie Shop combines the health and excitement of Asian influenced cuisine with a casual corner coffee shop.  Focusing on natural and responsibly sourced ingredients Hotpot Smoothie shop will offer breakfast and luncheon foods prepared to order.  From delicious rice and noodle dishes to gluten free crepes and freshly made sandwiches; the emphasis is on supplying a unique, alternative to everyday dining.  In addition, a full line of artisan organic tea and coffee drinks, and a health conscious smoothie bar will add further value to the establishment.”

In response to the Paleo/Primal crowd, they have added roasted sweet potatoes as a choice to their Hot Pot bowls (instead of noodles or rice) and many daily specials are Primal friendly.

Self-Care Working Group

Self-care technologies. Figuring out stuff for yourself. What you can learn before you resort to expensive medical testing. $20 per meeting. Practitioners, welcome. Topics will include lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, diet, sleep, quantified-self technology, self-empowerment and any topic from any of my past Dialog Dinners hosted by Joni Sare, or blogs from <a>www.Project Wellbeing.com.</a>

The third Sunday of the month.  Three hour window.  This is intended to be a working group, where progress over time is part of the process.

To ensure a safe environment, all participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement that binds them against discussing any other person's health issues and meeting comments.

There is no requirement for implementation.  You can sit and listen for informational purposes only, if that is what you wish.

If you do not know me and would like a general introduction, watch “Nutrients for Better Mental Performance” on the Google TechTalk Channel on YouTube.  Or just type “Steve Fowkes” at the YouTube prompt and select something else.

Paleo Trivia Night pre-planning discussion

Karen House, a shelter for homeless families in North St. Louis serves regular meals for their residents and surrounding neighbors. At present, they get food donated and much of it is total junk (mac and cheese, canned beans, etc.)

My vision is to buy them a large meat freezer and a grassfed cow that will provide some much needed nutrition. I believe this is an entirely reasonable goal for us to accomplish.

It looks like this would cost between $900-$1200.

I'd like to raise this money by holding a PLSTL Trivia Night at a large CrossFit gym in the area.

We would collect money for each table ($200/table, 10 people/table) as well as through a silent auction featuring health and paleo themed items donated from local and national vendors.

If we sell 10 tables and hold a silent auction, we can raise $3000. Whatever money is left will be used to buy more meat when they run out.

I'm looking to assemble a planning committee to help me see this thing through.

Ideally I'd like to assign roles to people whose experience/skills give them a leg up on the task.

Off the top of my head I'd like to assign the following roles:

Venue: securing a venue and tables/chairs/table cloths, etc.

Silent Auction: contacting vendors, organizing the auction, collecting payments, etc.

Trivia: organizing whatever needs to happen (mic and PA, display screen, questions, etc.)

Marketing: sharing this event with businesses/organizations that are sympathetic to our cause (both paleo and giving in this way)

Website: creating a simple blog where people can read about the event and register and pay. This would serve as a high tech flyer.

Accounting: a person to deal with the flow, in and out, of money associated with this event.

We all know that paleo saves lives and I hope that together, we can bring it to people who need it.

Even if you don't see a role above that fits you, but you'd still like to help get this done, please come to the event! I'm sure we can use you!

I'd like to hold the Trivia Night on or around April 6, 2013.

Weekly Primal Social and New Member Welcome

Homo sapiens is a social animal and socializing is a super important part of the primal lifestyle (perhaps more important than the diet and exercise components). Plus, keeping primal can be tough, so keeping a good social support network is a key to success.

This is also a great chance for new or inactive members to come out to meet some of the regulars, learn from them, and make new friends. If you have been curious about this group but haven't pulled the trigger on coming to a meetup, we really encourage you to come out!!!

Note that this is a weekly meetup, so there will be plenty of opportunities to make it out!

We'll be meeting at the HotPot Smoothie Shop, a great primal-friendly spot in Kirkwood. From their website:  “Hotpot Smoothie Shop combines the health and excitement of Asian influenced cuisine with a casual corner coffee shop.  Focusing on natural and responsibly sourced ingredients Hotpot Smoothie shop will offer breakfast and luncheon foods prepared to order.  From delicious rice and noodle dishes to gluten free crepes and freshly made sandwiches; the emphasis is on supplying a unique, alternative to everyday dining.  In addition, a full line of artisan organic tea and coffee drinks, and a health conscious smoothie bar will add further value to the establishment.”

In response to the Paleo/Primal crowd, they have added roasted sweet potatoes as a choice to their Hot Pot bowls (instead of noodles or rice) and many daily specials are Primal friendly.

Sand Volleyball at Bailey Park

Part of our core philosophy is to get plenty of activity without strenuous/repetitive methods (read: exercise is best in fun ways). 

Join us for a friendly pick up volleyball game on Wednesday evening.

Newbies welcome as always, come learn how to play! We'll have a short volleyball clinic before we start.

I'll usually be there a little early for anyone that wants to throw a frisbee around.

Damon has committed to bringing a grill every week so bring some food to throw on if you wish.

Volunteer @ Lift For Life Gym

Lift for Life Gym offers St. Louis city children a safe, enriching environment in which to strengthen their bodies, enrich their minds, develop healthy social relationships and learn to make positive life choices.

As committed health enthusiats, we are all well aware of the benefits of a good strength and conditioning program. Especially how it helps the mind and body do things previously thought impossible. So imagine for a minute the benefits of bringing a CrossFit style program to the at-risk kids and teenagers of St. Louis.

Every other Thursday evening between 5:30 and 7:00 pm, a group of volunteers arrive at Lift For Life Gym to lead them in a workout. We warmup, do some burpees and play a game. It’s great fun for both us and the kids.

Check out the gym website @ www.liftforlifegym.org.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining the current group of volunteers, please email [masked]. You can come down any time to help but if you intend on regularly volunteering there is some paperwork to fill out.

DANCE! (Thriller)

Dance is very primal. It's a great stress reliever and excellent movement practice. I (Tracy Barksdale) will be teaching a bunch of people the Thriller dance at my gym BAM Academy (formerly True Nature Training.) YOU are highly encouraged to join us, laugh and have a ton of fun. We will be learning it on Oct 22nd, and then performing it at our Halloween party on Oct 25th. This is for everyone! Bring friends!