A Day to Remember…

As we reflect on PrimalFest and gaze over the photos from the day…
…It is clear why the day was so great.
PrimalFest Drumming 3

For how could it not be with such Fantastic People!

PrimalFest Menu

Menu for PrimalFest2013

Local Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil drizzled with olive oil
Bacon Broccoli Blueberry Salad dressed with a paleo mayo dressing
Spinach Sprout Beet Salad dressed with balsamic and avocado oil

Slow-Cooked Braised Short Ribs with a red wine reduction
Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs

Dark Chocolate Drizzled Pecans
Fresh Local Fruit (Blueberries, Apples, and Peaches)

Live from AHS

Great first two days at the Ancestral Health Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia! The presentations are all immensely forward thinking and very practical, with topics on digestion, sustainability, training, mental health, immune function, and lots more!
It’s a vibrant group attending here, enthusiastic and open to change. Looking at our attendees for PrimalFest, it will be no different.
I’m looking forward to sharing lots of great energy and information with my fellow PrimalFester’s!

Dr. Richard Houghton

Edible Plant Walk

Dr. Manske has been spending time on the property mapping out his plant walk!  There are plenty of native, medicinal and edible plants to see and learn from.  He is very excited for the eye-opening wander through the woodland of the Carolinian Forest nestled in the hills of the Niagara Escarpment.

The Carolinian Forest is a special habitat in Canada, home to over 70 varieties of trees, as well as countless plant, mushroom, bird, reptile and animal species.  This walk is sure to be a highlight of PrimalFest!

Such a Fun Day!

We are getting really excited for the event!  Lots of like-minded people, whether you are solo or coming in a group, will be hanging out, sharing stories, learning and most important… Having Fun!!

Good times will be had with many new friends, looking forward to seeing you there.


Why the Paleo Diet should be a Family Affair

If you have ever been brave enough to attempt a dietary change, you know how difficult it can be.  Even more challenging is attempting that change while the rest of your household eats the same old way.  Why is this so hard?  Well… When you get home from a long day of work on a Friday night and there’s a glutinous, processed, hyper-palatable, calorie-dense, nutrient-deficient plate of food waiting for you, are you prepared to say, “Go ahead guys, I’m just going to whip up some meat and veg.”?

Not likely.  Eating is one of the most communal acts that we participate in and from a social point-of-view, it needs to be inclusive.

Reason #2 is that we eat what is in the house.  Paleo families need to purge!  If the food that makes you feel the best in the short term (and worst in the long term) <your comfort food (i.e. worst food possible)> is close at hand, so is a bad food decision.

Lastly, our favorite reason to serve a Paleo meal is freedom without enabling.  If someone would like to eat elsewhere, they are always welcome to.  No one HAS to eat what you are eating, and you don’t have to serve food that will contribute to poor short and long term health.

If you are looking for answers or wondering why everyone is talking about the “Paleo Diet”, join us on August 24, 2013!  Our team can answer your questions and help guide you on your path.

Educated on the most up-to-date and relevant science behind eating Paleo, we have solutions for common problems that people struggle to find remedies for.


Special Guest African Dance Ensemble

“Our doors are open to all humans: all ethnicities, beliefs, and ages: whoever you are, ‘Mother Africa loves you’. As we stand in the limelight of cultural responsibility we deem the importance of humanity first because ‘art’ is about humans. Our lives are reflected in our dances and our dances and songs reflect our visions. Our visions and inspirations connect us to our ancestors.”

Four members of the Ensemble will be joining us for PrimalFest.

Visit their site to see their entire manifesto:


AND…check them out on YouTube: