Discounted Climbing at Upper Limits West County

Upper Limits invites Primal Living STL to come on the last Wednesday of every month for discounted climbing after 4pm! This offer is valid at our West County gym located in Maryland Heights.

Just mention that you’re with Primal Living STL and you’ll get a climbing pass and harness for just $10 (shoes and tax not included).

If you’re interested in learning how to belay, you’ll get $10 off their Rock Gym 101 class for being a PLSTL member.

livingsocial deal grass fed lamb
Here is the link for $80 of grass fed lamb for $39. Check it out bfore it expires on may 29

HotPot Dinner 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!!!

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 on Thursday nights Chef Greg usually prepares a  Paleo special!

Salad Dressing with an Attitude


Summer is a magical time for gardens, farmers markets and for experimenting with new flavors and textures. The plentiful flavors available during the summer occur at no other time during the year.

So here we have a summer special, salad dressing!

Whisking up a salad dressing from scratch is a tasty and easy way to showcase summer’s peak produce. Also, making your own dressing means you can punch up flavor with your favorite seasonings. TAMARIND BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE: Sweet and sour marriage of tastes and cultures

GINGER TURMERIC SESAME DRESSING: Healthy and fresh turmeric and ginger come together with the calcium rich sesame paste in a creamy Asian inspired dressing

THE NEW GREEN GODDESS!: The taste buds do the dance of joy with walnuts, dates and fresh herbs! In this class you will:

– Learn to make three different types of salad dressings and taste them as complete salads
– Learn about the health benefits of the ingredients
– Receive take-home gift of your own salad dressing kit

Healthy Inside & Out Charity Fundraiser

If you’re eating clean and living a healthy lifestyle but putting “standard” products on you and your family’s bodies – then it’s time to rethink being healthy inside & out. The skin absorbs 80% of what’s put on it in 26 seconds straight to the blood stream – with heavy metals, endocrine disruptions and cancer causing chemicals in everyday products, this event will focus on sharing information and products for safer skincare and cleaner cosmetics. Family friendly products of all kinds will be there for you to try out and play with.

This event is a dual-hosted event where a portion of proceeds will be going to Heifer International – donating to women in need to start their own small businesses. Qualifying purchases will ALSO earn you a free product from both Beautycounter and/or Chloe & Isabel (the co-host). If you’ve been curious about either and want to try to try before you buy – this is the perfect opportunity! Event will be in a private home in Reston, VA – please RSVP to get the address.

Paleo Backyard Barbecue and Pot Luck.

I have got to make some room in my freezer and the weather looks to be perfect so let’s take advantage of both and fire up the grill. I’ll be cooking up some venison steaks but probably won’t have enough for everyone so bring your favorite meat to grill or a paleo side dish.

We’ll have plenty of paper plates and utensils but will be lacking places to sit so bring your favorite outdoor chair. My favorite outdoor chair happens to be my cooler so… I might as well fill it with cider!!

Our backyard is kid friendly so bring ’em if you got ’em.

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 @

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.

Impromptu Paleo Barbecue in Maplewood

We’ll have charcoal and grilling tools. Bring meat/veg to grill and whatever you like to drink. Feel free to come on by even if you can’t RSVP on the Meetup site. See you there?

Dan French Primal Standup

I’ll be headlining at The Velveeta Room on 6th street, downtown Austin, Fri. Feb 28 (1 show, 9 pm), and Sat. March 1 (2 shows, 9 pm, and 11pm). Come out and hear my take on vegans, processed food addicts, and all other natural enemies of Paleo!  (velveeta room)

Paleo Book Tour with Diane Sanfilippo, Liz Wolfe, Hayley Mason & Bill Staley

Paleo Book Tour – Diane Sanfilippo, Liz Wolfe, Hayley Mason & Bill Staley

Join us at Barnes & Noble for a short talk, Q&A, and book signing event with some of your favorite Paleo authors, bloggers, and podcasters!

Diane Sanfilippo, New York Times bestelling author of Practical Paleo, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, and The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook and co-host of The Balanced Bites Podcast. Liz Wolfe (Cave Girl Eats/Real Food Liz), author of Eat the Yolks and co-host of The Balanced Bites Podcast. Hayley Mason & Bill Staley (Primal Palate), bestselling authors of Make it Paleo, Gather, and The 30 Day Guide to Paleo Cooking.

If you would like to hear the talk and Q&A portion, please arrive at or before 7pm as we will be speaking for the first portion of the time, then signing thereafter. Please note: All of our books will be available for purchase at the store hosting this event. You may bring previously purchased books to this event, but it’s always strongly encouraged to supoprt your local booksellers as a thank you for hosting us whenever possible.