Mark Sisson was my inspiration for creating Primal Island. It started with reading his blog “Mark’s Daily Apple.” It changed my life!
Over the years, I’ve discovered a number of experts in paleo and keto diets, fitness and healthy living, whose work I admire. This is a list of my favorites. I hope you enjoy the coaching, the insights and the paleo and keto recipes that are offered on these sites.
Website: Mark’s Daily Apple
“We spend thousands of hours every year researching health questions in order to serve you research-based information and actionable tips on Mark’s Daily Apple each day. While the Primal Blueprint approach to health, well-being, and weight management might not always align with conventional practice, the principles you find here are founded in peer-reviewed medical research from the fields of nutritional science, exercise science, epigenetic study, and behavior change. This blog isn’t intended as medical advice, but we hope it will be an informative and inspiring source as you pursue a healthy, fulfilling life.”
Website: Nom Nom Paleo
“Nom Nom Paleo has grown from a personal blog featuring embarrassingly amateurish photography to something resembling a real food site. I’m proud that my little corner of the Internet has been recognized with occasional awards, including a Best Food Blog Award by Saveur Magazine. In the past few years, I’ve also had the good fortune to evolve Nom Nom Paleo into more than just a food blog; Nom Nom Paleo is now also a Webby Award winning cooking app, a Best of Paleo Award winning podcast, and a James Beard Award nominated and New York Times bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans. My second cookbook, Ready or Not!, hit shelves in the summer of 2017, and debuted as a New York Times bestseller, too. But I’m most proud of Nom Nom Paleo’s impact—however small it may be—in home kitchens and dinner tables around the world.”
Website: Balanced Bites
“Diane Sanfilippo is an entrepreneur, author and podcaster. She is the owner and founder of Balanced Bites and the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo, Keto Quick Start, The 21-Day Sugar Detox, The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook and, co-author of Mediterranean Paleo Cooking. In 2016 Diane released an updated and expanded second edition of her runaway hit Practical Paleo which has sold over half a million copies and spent a total of 97 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list.
Through Balanced Bites Meals & Spices, five books, multiple nutrition programs and three podcasts, Diane helps people make meaningful changes to live their best life, whether it’s by gaining the confidence to start a business or address health issues by eating nutrient dense food.”
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Website: Primal Palate
“Our mission is to bring you high quality food products with a freshness and flavor that will surpass your expectations. We hope that our spices help you to transform simple dishes, and make extraordinary meals everyday. We still regularly share healthy and nutrient-dense recipes on PrimalPalate.com, too. We’ve baked industry-leading technology into our recipe database, allowing you to sort recipes by multiple dietary restrictions. After all, providing access to healthy recipes is part of our driving force. With our spices, cookbooks, cookie dough, and recipes, we want to create an experience with you that is accessible and enhances your relationship with food.”
Website: Against All Grain
“Danielle Walker is the author and photographer of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook Against all Grain. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22 years old, Danielle realized that she needed to make dietary changes to end her suffering. She removed grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet, and started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food. With her acquired culinary skills, love for food, and an equal love for journalism, she has become a source of hope for others suffering from all types of diseases or allergies.
A self-trained chef, Danielle is the new face of grain-free and gluten-free cooking, tempting foodies of all stripes with her innovative, accessible recipes for delicious, vibrant Paleo food. Paying homage to the dishes she loved from her pre-Paleo life, she has ingeniously recreated all of her favorites without grains, gluten or dairy.”
Website: Elana’s Pantry
“Elana is a mother, research expert, and serial entrepreneur. As a veteran of the health industry, her innovative strategies for wholesome living unlock solutions to medical mysteries and disrupt conventional thinking around healing. She has overcome challenging diagnoses including celiac disease and multiple sclerosis.
Elana’s worldwide following counts on her for health advice that spans from uncovering cutting edge treatments to writing simple keto recipes and paleo recipes that can be found on her blog, elanaspantry.com, and in her cookbooks.”
Website: Robb Wolf
Robb is a former research biochemist is the 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, books and seminars.
Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (Biomed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for: Specialty Health Inc, The Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative and a number of innovative start ups with a focus on health and sustainability.