#AHS11 – from the outside, looking in.

by Jude on August 12, 2011

in Paleo Diet, Smart.Sexy.Paleo

Last weekend I was glued to my twitter feed to check out the live-tweets from the Ancestral Health Symposium in LA.  Being all the way over in Australia, it wasn’t practical for me to get there – although I’m thrilled that many of the speakers from AHS11 will be on the Low Carb Cruise in 2012 (booked and paid, baby!) – so I may not have totally missed out. It remains to be seen if I have eensy regrets about which event I’ve chosen to attend, given that some of my favourite twitter people will not be there – but I have plans to travel to try and meet this people somehow! (Yes, I’m looking at you Melicious, Dallas & Melissa and Jamie. Be afraid!)

It was clear that there was a lot of brainy stuff going on and on occasion, some dramz between speakers – but I will be honest and say that I didn’t really digest much of that at the time.  (I will naturally be checking out the #AHS11 blog round up , the presentation slides and the videos once my crazy week is over. No point adding a stressor, right?)

 But the point of this post is that instead of engaging my brain, my old tabloid magazine reading habits kicked in and I was HOOKED on the “celebrity sightings”, the interactions between these celebs and the gossipy tweets that were sneaking into the feed.

From the outside, it was almost like a Paleo Oscars or something, where all the stars turned up, looked amazing, hung out and formed new friendships – all in an exclusive setting.  But despite all of that, they took the time to share every moment with us. Isn’t that a bit bloody special??

I’ve discovered new “smart, sexy, paleo” people to follow on twitter and fallen just a little bit harder for the gods and goddesses of the paleo-sphere. Apart from being smart and sexy – these people are passionate about real food and the amazing health and vitality that comes from dropping grains, dairy, sugar and legumes. They aren’t trying to keep it a secret either. These people are generous with their time, knowledge and support.

So, to the amazing brains, luscious chefs and all-round fucking awesome paleo-types – I salute you! Thanks for what you do and thanks for sharing it with the world.

 

(PS – I can’t let the post go without admitting to being totally and utterly envious of all the people who attended AHS – in case you hadn’t already figured as much. But I also need to admit that I am probably only saying this for the social aspect! Shallow, much?)
 

 

 

 

 

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Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan August 12, 2011 at 7:46 am

I thought of you often while we were there! We must find a way to say hello when you come to the States next year for the Cruise. You’re leaving from Houston, right? I’ll come for the weekend or some such!

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Jude August 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

you did?! I’m blessed! I’m so glad you had an amazing time. I had a little squee when I saw pictures from your dinner @ Animal.

I’ll be booking my AUS/US flights soon – but was thinking of even coming to Austin for a night and seeing if we could hook up for a meal? You don’t need to travel!

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