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. 

Each meeting is attendee driven. RSVP and set the agenda. Topics can 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</a>

This month, we are going to set an advance topic. Carol found research linking microbiome changes to insulin resistance. And I'll add research connecting insulin resistance and herpes infections to Alzheimer's disease. So the question will be: how can we infer causal connection between test results, clinical findings and personal symptoms with a disease process or your personal health condition.

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 participation.  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.

WA Artisan Cheesemakers Festival $$

CAN'T MAKE IT TO AHS? May I suggest…

The festival is 21 and over only. Please note no one under the age of 21 will be admitted **including babies and toddlers**.

2017 Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival
Saturday, September 9, 1-5pm at Seattle Design Center

The Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases a wide array of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington. Meet the cheesemakers and sample some of the finest cheeses made in Washington State.

Washington State is home to nearly 70 cheesemakers. Download the Washington Artisan Cheese Map and explore the thriving Washington cheese industry.
2017 Tickets Available Now!

Admission includes all cheese samples and 3 drink tickets. Beer tastes are 1 drink ticket each and wine tastes are 2 drink tickets each.

This event is likely to sell out so advance purchase is strongly recommended.

» Advance tickets: $35
» Admission at the door, if still available: $40

Natural Movement class at the Hanuman Health Club

Let's explore our Natural Movement capabilities! We're calling it Functional movement and mobility but we're using Mov Nat methods to hone our movement skills, challenge ourselves with obstacles, and play with movement games and flow sequences. 

This will be a semiweekly class every Monday and Friday! During the summer, we'll take class outdoors to Inwood Park on Monday's and play at the gym on Friday's. This is a great club devoted to functional and natural movement to make exercise both fun and useful! 

Go to the Hanuman Health Club's website to sign in and check out drop in rates and packages: 

Hanuman Health Club

Let's play! 

Father’s Day workout and lunch at Picnik East

Join Picnik and APLG for a Father’s Day workout and lunch. The workout is a boxing inspired body weight workout led by Sean Clements of Onnit Gym.

After the workout, let’s enjoy lunch and share our wellness journeys and tips.

Kid friendly of course. And open to all, not just dads.

Free Register here:

Welcome Banquet : Ancestral Health Symposium

Ancestral Health Symposium Welcome Banquet

Get your tickets here: 

Location: Landing at Tyee – 3229 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 (20 minute walk from Kane Hall)
Date: Thursday September 7th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 5pm)
Cost: $75.00

Welcome to Seattle! Join us for an awesome evening of Paleo food and fun. While the details are still being finalized, here’s what to expect so far:

• Robb Wolf and Dr. Tim Gerstmar will be attending!

• Buffet full of delicious Paleo foods

• Featuring a variety of wines at your table (included in your ticket price!)

• Vendors will be setting up booths and sampling products

• Presentations from guest speakers

• Raffle with some awesome prizes!


WHILE OVER 400 PEOPLE WILL ATTEND AHS 17, THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO JUST 150 GUESTS. Members of this meetup group can attend the banquet even if you aren't attending the conference! 

Sign up fast as this event will sell out!

Join the Facebook Event Page

Get your tickets here: 

Cooking as a Community – 5 days of Real Food Breakfasts

**VIRTUAL EVENT Sign up here: **

Welcome to Cooking as a Community 5 Days of Real Food Breakfasts!

Are you stuck in a breakfast rut? Are you sick of the same breakfast every morning? Then 5 days of Real Food breakfasts can help you.

A lot of people say to me that they find breakfast the hardest meal and they usually end up eating the same meal over and over. What if I said to you instead of thinking of breakfast in the traditional sense (toast and cereal – now that is boring!) you could have anything at all for your first meal of the day. Yes that is right! You could have dinner for breakfast if you wanted to and in fact a lot of people eating real food do just that!

To get you started I have compiled 5 days of delicious real food breakfasts that are easy to throw together, delicious and nutritious from my real foodie friends.

What is Real Food?

Real Food
•Unprocessed, unpackaged food
•Fresh vegetables, fruit – organic/spray free/seasonal/local
•Food from animals that eat what nature intended them to eat
•Healthful fats
•No sugar
•No industrial seed oils
•Then you add to your template what works for you. For example if you can tolerate dairy add it in, if you can’t leave it out. Everybody is different just like every body is different.

How Cooking as a Community Works

On Saturday 22 October you will be sent a shopping list with all the food for the recipes.

On Sunday 23 October we will begin our food preparation and on Monday to Friday of that week you will try a different breakfast each day.

We will all cook the same recipe each day, in our own kitchen and post pictures of our creations.

It is a great way to interact with members of the community, share tips and find where to source food locally. It also helps with meal planning, preparation, trying new recipes, cooking techniques, how to adapt a recipe when you are missing an ingredient and what a healthy balanced meal should look like.

It helps you reconnect with your kitchen.

A lot of the ability to cook our own food has been lost to take away and convenience foods heated in the microwave. I want to show people that eating real food does not need to be difficult and with some easy techniques and planning you won’t want to reach for your processed, convenience foods.

Sign up here: and you will be emailed all the recipes and instructions on how to participate soon.

Until then take our first challenge #pantrycleanup and join our closed facebook group (This will be emailed to you once you complete the form- look for the email called “subscription confirmed” it has all the details).

Low Carb Down Under 2016

**Please note all ticketing is being done via eventarc please head here to RSVP and purchase your ticket: **

The biggest event of the year is back with all our favourite speakers and some new ones to discuss what is happening in and around Low Carb Nutrition. Held again at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Plaza Level Meeting Rooms M1 & M2

Provisional Program

Dr Jeff Gerber “Assessing Cardiovascular Risk”

Jimmy Moore “My N=1 Fasting Journey”

Leah Williamson “Real Food Meal Preparation”

Christine Cronau “Bring Back the Fat. The Real Secret to Sustainable Weight Loss”

Dr Troy Stapleton “Low Carb for Diabetes”

Dr David Johnson “Nutrition for Back Pain”

Leanne Scott “Bio-individualising Low Carb for Optimal Health”

Marty Kendall “Maximising Nutrient Density”

Dr Rod Tayler “Pearls from Low Carb Vail”

Two Q and A Sessions


Dr Jeff Gerber is a Colorado based board certified family physician where he is known as “Denver's Diet Doctor”.

Jimmy Moore is an American blogger and author who is best known for his “Livin' La Vida Low-Carb” blog and podcast.

Dr Rod Tayler is a Melbourne anaesthetist and co-founder of Low Carb Down Under.

Leah Williamson heads up Brisbane Paleo and is a student Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

Christine Cronau is a Nutritionist, bestselling Author, and Speaker

Marty Kendall is a Brisbane engineer who has thoroughly investigated options for his wife's Type 1 diabetes.

Dr David Johnson is a Brisbane based spinal surgeon.

Leanne Scott is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Gluten and Fitgenes Practitioner.

Dr Troy Stapleton is a Sunshine Coast Radiologist.


ANCESTRAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM comes to Seattle! ($$$)

Note: this calendar posting is for general information only. If you RSVP ‘yes' here, it does NOT mean you are registered for the event. YOU MUST BUY TICKETS to register, or contact the volunteer coordinator (see below) about 15+ hours to qualify for free entrance.

$299 general / $219 with proof of student status

AHS17 speakers include Robb Wolf, Chris Masterjohn, WA native Stephan Guyenet, and many more! Topics are wide-ranging this year beyond just diet and movement.

Panel discussion on the state of the ancestral health movement and tons of practical tips on optimizing health for yourself and your community.

The best part of AHS is connecting with other curious and bright people from around the world. Attending AHS will mean you will meet a ton of other people from Seattle who share your eagerness to learn and enthusiasm for living mindfully and challenging the status quo.

Volunteers are needed leading up to the symposium and on-site. If you’re interested in a free registration in exchange for 15+ hours, visit:[masked]-fb4d624d-ded5

Lastly, the Welcome Banquet —

Monthly Book club: Cure: A Journey into the Science… by Jo Marchant

The monthly meeting is more than a book group.

Even if you haven't read the book, please join your fellow paleo people as we explore the world of food, agriculture, sustainability, and paleo living. All are welcome who are interested in an ancestral-type diet and lifestyle mods.

This month's book is Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant.

We meet in the study room (when available).

Free street parking on Sundays + area garages are cheap.

If you haven't yet, join in the discussion here:

Heal Your Gut with Kale Brock


Limited seating! Tickets here

About ‘Heal Your Gut'
The science world is confirming that which Hippocrates said some 2400 years ago; ‘ all disease begins in the gut'. With the race to disocver the microbiome alive & well, the fundamental principles of healing the gut have remained the same for thousands of years; reduce the inflammation & heal the gut lining. In this 1 hour keynote presentation, health journalist Kale Brock shares the fundamental role the gut microbes play in your health. The presentation will cover:

– A scientific round-up of the gut; how it works & how it can influence your health

– Discussions on points of view of world experts on the microbiome

– The roles played by the various microbes who live on & inside of you

– Why eliminating certain foods can drastically decrease the inflammation in the gut

– Why the addition of certain foods & supplements can assist in healing the gut lining – A comprehensive, gentle 8 Week Program for you to undertake – Principles of recipe creation to ensure the foods you consume rebalance your gut


Including books, online courses, workshops & more!
This presentation will not be a sales pitch! We promise to deliver life-changing, comprehensive information that you can act on immediately!
This event is for informational purposes only & can not replace the advice of a qualified, well-trained & nutritionally versed healthcare practitioner.

Kale Brock is an award-nominated writer & speaker in the area of gut health & primal living. With qualifications as a Health & Exercise coach, Kale has worked in the health and wellness industry since 2007 alongside some of the best naturopaths and health personalities in Australia. After overcoming his own serious health issues as a teenager using nutrition and lifestyle tools, Kale developed a passion for researching and sharing health information with the public, particularly within the area of probiotics and gut health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to print out my ticket?
No! We believe in a paperless workplace so please just keep your ticket purchase confirmation handy on your phone & we’ll also have our list at the door!

I can’t make the event now – can I get a refund?
Unfortunately tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred between guests.

Do you have wheelchair access?
Most of our locations do offer wheelchair access but please doublecheck this by contacting the specific location using the information provided.

What sort of seating will there be?
We’ll have a theatre-style set up with a projector screen & a wireless microphone so everyone can hear & see the full presentation. After VIPs, seating will be first in best dressed so arrive on time & drive safely.

Can I get involved & volunteer at the event in exchange for a free ticket?
Please register your interest before the 31st July by contacting hello(at)kalebrock(dot)com(dot)au.