About Marcus

Husband to an amazing wife who was diagnosed with MS nearly three years ago. Since then we have been fighting, and winning with the help of the Paleo diet and the ancestral health movement. Dedicated to sharing the lifestyle we use to keep beating MS and to helping others with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.

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More tales from the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

Hey folks. It has been a while since I have updated the site so apologies. We are still very much Paleo and still dip in and out of the Autoimmune Protocol. After getting back on the autoimmune horse after a while I realised how much we had come to rely on eggs and a few […]

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Sweet Potato Flat Bread - Paleo / Primal

It’s a Paleo, Primal Thing (Guest Post)

Hey folks, this week we have a guest post from Karen Maidment who is running UK Paleo and Primal cookery workshops. So, if you guys want to get some help making the switch to Primal or Paleo then Karen is the lady to help you get there.  It’s a Paleo, Primal Thing Paleo and Primal are […]

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Intermittent Cardio – HIIT Running Strategies

If you have spent any time at all in the Paleo / Primal ecosystem you have likely come across the term Chronic Cardio along with a general dislike of everything cardio. Whether it is Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson or another one of the Paleo stalwarts it would seem the dislike of cardio is well established. […]

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a cold day

Cold, Shivering, & Sleep – Evolutionary Fat Loss Tools?

There is a tendency amongst folks, be that scientists, fitness people or just your everyday folks like you and me to find a single solution to a given problem and fat loss and body composition fall firmly into that category. Some will tell us it is too many calories, too many carbs, not enough activity, […]

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high quality organic foods

The Importance of Food Quality

Whilst the basic Paleo diet has some good simple rules at it’s core when you dig deeper and start to personalise the diet to suit your individual needs then things can become a little complicated. Whether you are looking to do an elimination diet to test for problems that may be contributing to a leaky […]

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Paleo autoimmune protocol friendly herbs and spices

Chilli Free Spices and Seasoning’s

It’s always the things you never thought about that trip you up in life and it was that way for us with our first bash at the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. We were already pretty rigid Paleo but we did eat a lot of nuts, seeds, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines. Most worrying was the amount of […]

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Exercising as a Family – Caveman Style

With the ‘never a spare minute’ way we all seem to live nowadays it can be hard to find time for parents to go and do their own regular exercise several times a week. Equally, getting kids out and exercising is not always easy during summer holidays or breaks when you still have to work and […]

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healthy food available on the paleo diet

Shopping for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

If you have an autoimmune disease we have to take the Paleo diet a step further and do a thirty day elimination diet to test for sensitivities to nuts, eggs & nightshade vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, aubergines & potatoes. It also makes sense (if you can hack it) to remove coffee for the 30 days […]

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gluten & gliadin

Contains Gluten – Hidden Sources of Gluten

We follow a pretty strict Paleo diet and are currently trying to switch to a couple of months of the even stricter autoimmune protocol but despite following a diet that is generally just meat and veg I still find some surprising sources of gluten and wheat. I am not trying to be super strict about reading the […]

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Fermented Vegetables Recipe – Homemade Probiotics

With the relentless barrage of advertising for yogurt drinks with ‘beneficial bacteria’ ‘gut friendly bacteria’ or simply ‘good bacteria’ it’s likely that most of us understand the benefit of getting some probiotic bacteria in our diets. The problem is, many of these yogurt drinks are not the natural or most healthy way to do this […]

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