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The Future of Meat…


Pictured above (on the set of We Love Paleo 2) is Bobby Gill who works for the Savory Institute, and today we’d like to share with you a worthy article presenting the benefits of the Savory Institute’s system.

 

Rise of grass-fed meat forces industry to shift”

 

This article is of utter importance to us because it is one of the fundamental point we shall cover in We Love Paleo 2.

Savory’s mission “to promote large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through holistic management”  brings forth the notion that the best thing for nature–and us–is to have animals such as cattle grazing the land therefore eating what they were meant to eat and moving like they were meant to move (much like ancient hordes).

With its focus on whole, unprocessed, natural–and whenever possible organic–foods, the ancestral health movement ties in directly with holistic management.

Sure, you don’t have to be paleo to support regenerative agriculture but you would be hard-pressed to find a paleoterian who doesn’t support holistic land management! Case in point: the revival of grass-fed beef spearheaded by the ancestral community.

We know the ancestral movement is pro-Earth (and not at all destructive like some groups would like us to believe) which is why we decided to focus on meat sustainability and regeneration in We Love Paleo 2.

If you want to find out more about the Savory Institute and the good they do in this world (and donate), go here.

Yours in optimal health,
The WLP team

Our fifth one…

 

Today, we’re really happy to let you know that you can now watch our film subtitled in Portuguese.

This brings the number of foreign language subtitling to an awesome total of five:

AGAIN, this is thanks to the generosity of time and energy from our amazing audience… people like YOU who have come forward to help us out with raising the world’s awareness about diet and health.  This time around we have Hilton, from Paleodiario.com, a blog dedicated to the lifestyle that has seen a ton of people take control of their health and turn things around! We’re forever grateful to these guys!

Check them out: paleodiario.com

Whenever we add subtitles for yet a new foreign language we are become beyond hopeful that some day soon, people around the globe will know about paleo… because whilst it’s now mainstream in North America, this is NOT the case in some other parts of the world. People still wonder what it is, confuse the dietary aspects of it with vegetarianism (or worse veganism). So we know we still have much work to do in the way of exposing people to a way of life that goes against conventional health wisdom, a way that does not involve manmade foods.

Help us help more people: if you or someone you know wants to translate the film on a voluntary basis, by all means, please contact us here.

 

Yours in optimal health,
Caroleen, Indie filmmaker

 

Guess who was visiting Down Under?

Hi everyone, Caroleen here.

A few days ago, one of our team’s favorite people, Darryl Edwards was Down Under for speaking engagements at AHS NZ 2017 and I had the pleasure of catching up with him at iconic Bondi Beach in Sydney…

If you don’t know who Darryl is, he is a Primal Play Movement Coach, Nutritionist and successful published Author of Paleo Fitness and Paleo from A to Z. I truly admire Darryl, simply because the guy keeps it real. He’s not only unpretentious and humble but he is genuine in his rapport with fellow human beings. Plus he knows his s#!t. That’s why he will be appearing in our second film, We Love Paleo 2.

While we caught up over a naked grass-fed burger and grilled fish, I couldn’t resist asking him a few questions about his participation in our sequel…

1- Darryl, thanks for appearing yet again in another one of our films. Why did you agree to do so? 
I’m passionate about spreading the health benefits of the Paleo lifestyle – which were delivered so well in the first movie. However it’s also important to raise awareness about how we can make better food purchasing decisions that have less negative impact on the health of the planet. The second movie aims to address this point.

2- In WLP2, you talk about a UK burger chain that delivers fresh meat from a biodynamic farm… Can we ever hope for other fast food chains to source their animal products in a similar manner or is it more of an idealist’s dream?
The U.K. burger restaurant in question was a gourmet burger chain so there is an expectation from the consumer to pay more because of the quality of the food, which in part includes the farming methods of the suppliers, in this case biodynamic and organic.

While there is a price premium we can expect the consumer to seek out these restaurants and for more restaurants to offer biodynamic produce on the menus. But it is unlikely that typical fast-food burger joints would follow his model as the price point is so low.

3- What would you say to someone wondering if this film is going to be worth their while?
Absolutely. WLP2 dispels some of the myths associated with meat consumption and sustainability and clarifies what we can do to support our own health goals as well as that of the environment.

To buy any of Darryl’s books or find out more about the outstanding ancestral health proponent of movement go to: Primal Play

That’s it guys; stay tuned for more news on our second movie and how it’s all going!
 
Yours in optimal health,
Caroleen, Indie filmmaker

Updates on We Love Paleo and WLP2!

It’s been a while… Time for an update on our two films, my friends!

We Love Paleo
We Love Paleo, is STILL going strong since its release in January, 2016!  You see, we might the impression that paleo or ancestral health is ”so 2015”. Everyone knows about it and no one cares to see a film showcasing the lifestyle…

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Every week I get yet another email from someone wondering if we’re working on subtitling the film in their language. Most of the time their enquiry stems from a growing concern for people in their community who are ”riddled” with lifestyle diseases and who direly need to become aware of ancestral health.

So I am pleased to let yo know that we are working on subtitling We Love Paleo in two additional languages thanks to passionate volunteers who want to give back to their fellow human beings.

If you are (or know) someone who would like to help subtitle the documentary in your native language or any language other than French, German, Spanish and Czech, simply use our contact form to get in touch!

We Love Paleo 2
We’ve decided to push back our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. (Photo shown above.) That’s right: our new campaign launch date has yet to be determined.–We’re hoping sooner rather than later, though.

Whilst making an indie film is down right rewarding, it can also at times be a real b!tch; our team has decided to develop our core concepts a tad more before we go out and ask for our fans’ support. Make no mistake, however: just like our first film, this documentary sequel is definitely getting made and it will be a darn good one too!

Stay tuned regarding our campaign launch date: we will be needing our loyalest supporters to renew their faith in us by backing the second film.

Find out about WLP2’s subject matter: http://welovepaleo.com/were-doing-it-again-we-love-paleo-2 

Best,

Caroleen, Indie Filmmaker

An Absolute MUST-HAVE Book

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Hi guys!

Caroleen here.

What can I say… we’re suckers for the cool things our people create! Heck, there’s a reason why they made it in WLP: they are awesome, successful proponent of the paleo lifestyle and the community loves their stuff!

In this case, we’re talking about Darryl Edwards’ brand spanking new, Paleo from A to Z. I find the book very useful–there was definitely a gap in the market for such product–I mean how do you explain what ghrelin is to uncle Burt who wants to know what blood “gremlin” is and why he should even care?!

First the design: I’m sorry but who ever said “don’t judge a book by its cover” obviously lived in another era! I mean, that’s all that counts nowadays! If the cover sucks we often think the content will too… because why wouldn’t you have a catchy, sexy cover in this day and age of photoshop and HD stock photography, right?

Luckily Darryl’s book cover is quite simple, playful yet shockingly appealing: the duck tape concept just works.  There’s also something about crisp-white sheets of paper… (Or maybe it’s just me.)

When it comes to its layout, again the book is quite straight forward since it’s a dictionary. What I found really good was the fact that whilst the content hasn’t been dumbed down, it definitely hasn’t been made out to be so complex and elaborate that it can only be understood by someone holding a PhD. This was obviously what Darryl was going for here: mass accessibility. Still, it is worth noting that he has achieved somewhat of a feat here: vulgarizing language that is more often than not complicated and rooted in academia, chemistry and medicine. One only needs to go to the “Resources” section (page 301) to see what humongous task creating this book would have represented for Edwards.

Overall the book covers reasonably well all of the terminologies commonly used by people adhering to the lifestyle and is yet another tool (just like this cool little documentary about paleo coming out soon-wink wink), that can be used to educate ourselves and loved ones about human health.

The product description on www.paleofromatoz.com

The book consists of over 500 topics using jargon-free language and aims to dispel the misinformation that surrounds health and nutrition. The listings are set out in an easy-to-use A-Z format using a simple cross-referencing system linked to related topics. In this book you will learn:

  • The foods to eat and avoid that allow you to enjoy better health.
  • How to decipher acronyms such as HIITVLDLRCTBPA and AIP.
  • Simple tips to improve sleep, reduce stress and regain vitality.
  • How to better understand concepts such as blood tests, the role of inflammation and disease, hormones, and epigenetics.
  • How to make sense of the other choices that contribute to wellbeing – such as the toxic chemicals you should avoid in your food, on your skin and in your home.
I for one am particularly pleased to see the concept of epigenetics steadily making its way into the mainstream.
There’s another exciting thing about The Fitness Explorer’s new book: it’s being translated into German, Spanish and Italian and those versions will be released by the end of this year.–This will no doubt fill the global need for such a reference book.
For now, Paleo from A to Z is available in English on Amazon as an digital or printed book and all these various sites, so go get your copy now!
Have a great week-end everyone,
Caroleen

Post-Production Update or How a Film Can Become a Communication Tool

We Love Paleo--Irena Macri from Eat Drink Paleo

 

It’s time for an update on where we’re at, what we’ve done so far vs. what’s left to do, to call it a film!

First of all, you can watch our latest and greatest video piece by clicking here.

Whilst it is not a trailer, nor even the way in which the final product will be cut, it is a fairly good representation of the general tone, look, and feel for our independent feature, so we wholeheartedly recommend that you watch it and hope you enjoy what you see.

So, we’ve been busy on all ends, starting with getting the music themes right–if you haven’t heard samples of work in progress, take a moment to click here.

If it’s not the footage being stitched together to create a unique feel and a compelling story, it’s our animation style being fleshed out, so that we can come up with something that is both entertaining and which gets the message across.  Our small team is completely committed to finding the best way to communicate the most important information about this way of life.

Each and every time I sit down to edit, my first questions are invariably, always the same: ‘How can this film help people whilst staying interesting? How can this be used as a tool to reach the mainstream?’ 

Because, believe it or not, many people out in the world never read about health and nutrition.

Luckily, those same people who hardly ever surf the web hungry for information, that, mind you, would surely improve their health or better their lives, do watch films to entertain themselves after a hard day’s work.

Enter: We Love Paleo; with its cornucopia of well-constructed animations, statistics, quotes, imagery, tips, and charts. Whilst the film certainly isn’t about drowning people in a deep sea of boring data, it is about conveying information on how to start implementing the paleo lifestyle right there and then.

This, guys, is what we believe in, and why we’re doing this: to inspire and empower the guy or girl next door to start doing something about that diabetes, constant fatigue, or muffin top.

Perhaps one may find the idea of raising awareness about a (still very ‘niche’) lifestyle via a crowd-funded independent documentary, daft or naive. However, we choose to think that word-of-mouth, our grass root marketing efforts, and our fans’ support (such as yourself reading this right now), will bring the film to the forefront. Besides, films like Food Inc, Supersize Me, and Food Matters have all been able to create a positive impact out in the world and make a mark on our collective minds. More than ever, the world is ready for a film about paleo and what IT has done for countless individuals around the globe.

Plus, we honestly believe there’s something in We Love Paleo for everyone: whether it’s a revelation, useful information, entertainment, inspiration, food for thought (pun intended), empowerment, or all of the above!

Stay tuned for our Holiday Giveaway Madness, starting in less than 24 hours, as well as information about our future test screening to be held in London and elsewhere.

Until next time, be healthy and enjoy life.

Caroleen