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how to be a cavemanWelcome to paleodietandliving.com. Here, you will find information related to the Paleo diet as well as other Paleo topics such as exercise and lifestyle. If this is your first time here, I recommend browsing the About and Start Here pages to become more acquainted with the site’s ebb and flow as well as get a better idea of what you can expect to get out of this site. Please feel free to leave me any feedback or let me know if you would like to see anything added. Thanks for stopping by.

To your health, Greg “Caveman” Parham

Don’t Stop Get It Get It!

by CavemanGreg on April 16, 2014

My Tiny House business is finally booming! Spring is here in Durango Colorado. Life Is Good. I have some big adventures planned for this summer, and they are going to require me to get in the absolute best shape I have ever been in. I’m always in pretty good shape just maintaining a Paleo diet and lifestyle, but it’s time to take it the next level.

I have been researching functional strength training. Having a sexy physique is nice, but performance is paramount. I’ve been watching a  lot of crossfit videos on youtube. It’s amazing all the different tools and methods that crossfit athletes employ. It’s also amazing what these people can do! I’m not at all saying you should go out and join crossfit, although if done properly you will likely get ripped and have super strength.

There are great lessons to be had from studying this form of training though. Truth be told, I would probably try to work in a program or piece of equipment for you to purchase into a blog post so I can get a small commission off that sale. I would never push something I didn’t think was worth the money, but this go round is different. If you are like me, you don’t have tons of money laying around for all that stuff and you’d much rather do a workout outside on your terms with found objects rather than going to gym.

So, I’m finally putting together a post with resources pertaining to my “Caveman Gym”. It is going to describe tools you can find or make for next to nothing. I might reference sites that are selling cool equipment, but only for you to get an idea how you can use your homemade version just as effectively. This post will not be for everyone. It will be aimed at those who are already in decent shape but want to change it up and get in really good shape.

I am pumped to get strong as a raging bull this summer, and I hope you are excited to follow my lead as well. Stay tuned!

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Where Is Caveman Greg?

by CavemanGreg on June 23, 2013

I get a lot of emails and comments asking whether anyone is even running this website anymore. Understandably so! I thought I would take a little time to catch everyone up on my happenings, as well as future plans for this paleo resource.

Summer is here in Durango, Colorado. I’ve been doing all sorts of fun outdoor stuff-mountain biking, hiking 14er’s, kayaking and rafting the Animas River, taking some weekend trips to other cool Colorado towns, sleeping outside every night, playing with my dog Rocco, and hanging out with good friends, to name a few. Life is pretty good. Summer is my favorite time of year in this corner of Paradise. If this was all I was doing, I would still have quite a bit of time to put into this site. What most of you do not know is that I have actually just started a new small business, with rather lofty goals promoting rather tiny means of living. Today, I am proud to share with you my greatest endeavor to date, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses.

I first caught wind of the Tiny House Movement about two years ago. I knew right away that owning my Tiny House would be one of the biggest steps I could take in my quest to live more simply. Living simply is a big part of the message that paleodietandliving.com aims to provide its readers. Beyond the obvious benefits of saving money and freeing up time, it is my strong opinion that living simply greatly increases one’s health, both physically and emotionally, so it is only fitting that  I should get involved with a business concept such as this one.

Even though Tiny Houses are relatively affordable, I wasn’t in a financial situation where I could buy or build one at that time. However, I began taking steps to make the dream a reality as soon as I could. I busted my ass on other jobs to get my debt paid down as quickly as possible. I started learning everything I could on Tiny Houses. I began designing my own tiny house. Somewhere in all of this it occurred to me that I not only wanted to own my own Tiny House, but wanted to make a living making Tiny Houses for other people! The seeds of the new company were hence sown and I began my efforts to germinate those seeds!

Things really started picking up in March of this year. I sold the house that I owned in Austin and with those proceeds was able to become debt free, quit my job, and start this new business. I haven’t looked back since. The first Rocky Mountain Tiny House model, appropriately dubbed “The Durango” is now just a few days away from being complete. It will not only serve as my comfortable abode for the foreseeable future, but will also be the model house for interested clients to come and check out (if you are close to Durango, or need a another good reason to vacation here ;) )

When I’m not busy working on my own Tiny House, I have been busy with all of the behind the scenes stuff, which, if you are a small business owner, you know is A LOT of work. While I do have the website up, it is more of a placeholder at the moment. I’m drafting and editing pages like crazy, you just can’t see them yet! Then there is stuff like tax filing, corporate setup, insurance, marketing, etc. etc.

Almost all of my energy has gone into this new project, so it is no wonder not much has been going on with paleodietandliving. I would like you to know that I truly am sorry, and at my core, I miss writing new posts and content and keeping up with the Paleo blogosphere. This in itself is a ton of work, and someday when the dust settles I will return to this site and pick up where I left off. In the meantime, I am answering emails and comments. Maybe not the same day they are sent to me, but hopefully within a week’s time. There is nothing that I value more from this website than the questions of my readers, whether it’s a question about getting started on the paleo diet or some super crazy technical question about phytates in legumes, I do the best I can to answer it.

Thanks for checking this site out and hanging around. If by chance you are interested in a Tiny House from my new company, please shoot an email to greg@rockymountaintinyhouses.com . My target price for an average level house is about $35k-much better than a $260k mortgage! I am looking forward to the future!

Greg Parham, owner

paleodietandliving.com

Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses, Inc. 

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Recipe: Chunky Chicken Veggie Stew

November 17, 2012

So, I broke my arm this past week, the radial head of my elbow to be exact. Immediately following the doctor visit with a cast, all I could think about was taking my nutrition to the next level, not only going as close to 100% paleo as possible for the next 4 weeks, but also [...]

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Recipe: Paleo Fall Curry

October 11, 2012

So if any of you keep up on facebook, you saw my post about it getting cold here in Durango, CO. When all the leaves are gone, the daylight hours get short, and it gets cold, that can only mean one thing: it’s soup season! No other food can comfort you on a cold night [...]

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The Secret of Life

June 12, 2012

Greetings fellow paleo enthusiasts. From the date of the last post I did you’d almost think this site is dead! Fear not, I’ve just been busy with a lot of new work, and a little bit of play in the mountains now that spring is here in Durango and already heading into summer. I’m working [...]

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Footwear Review: Merrell Tough Glove

March 27, 2012

After the loss of my beloved huaraches from Invisible Shoes last fall on a rafting trip, along with being forced to wear heavy trail running shoes or work boots to go hiking or running on snow, ice and very cold temps, I broke down one day last November and went shopping for a pair of [...]

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The Ultimate Meatza Recipe

March 9, 2012

If you are like me and really use to enjoy pizza and really miss it, this gourmet dish is an absolute must in your paleo repertoire of recipes. I’ve actually never made it until last night, although I’ve wanted to try it for a while. I’ve always known the basics of a good meatza: replace [...]

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Paleo Essentials

February 24, 2012

I recently had a pretty good question come in from a reader on Facebook. Christopher asks “If you were putting together a list of the absolute essentials to get started what would be on it? Are there a few pieces of cookware and fitness equipment that are best to get started with? If you could [...]

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My Tips for Paleo on a Budget

January 30, 2012

It used to be that I made an ok living and could afford the nicer foods of the paleo diet-all organic veggies, grass fed meats, farmer’s market, etc. etc. Since moving to a new town without much work, my dollar has been stretched to the limit and I’ve taken on a whole new appreciation for [...]

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Missed You Guys

January 26, 2012

Well, it’s hard to believe it has been 2 1/2 months since I last posted anything on this site. But then again, it’s not that hard. For those of you who don’t keep abreast of my personal happenings, I’ve been in a major life transformation the past few months. Back in July I moved from [...]

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