harder to kill

By | April 21st, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Movement and Play, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

Last month, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Harder to Kill Radio, a podcast created by the fabulous Steph Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo. I've always been a talker, so podcast interviews are my favorite. They offer a chance for some seriously uninhibited real talk, and with Steph as the host, things [...]

bread, and oats, and rice… oh my!

By | March 30th, 2016|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition|

If you've been following me on Instagram (@radical.roots), Facebook, or Snapchat (laura.bruner), you've probably seen a surprising number of posts with some sort of bread, oat, or rice featured in one of my sometimes beautiful, sometimes haphazard photos. And for the most part, my followers seem to dig these pictures, often referred to as droolworthy [...]

food is medicine

By | August 18th, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

A little bit ago I was introduced to Tyler Anson from Everyday Warrior and was immediately inspired to put together this post and to help support the cause however I could. If you haven't heard about Everyday Warrior, I am glad you are here; please keep reading. The folks from Everyday Warrior believe in the warrior spirit. [...]

paleof(x) remix

By | May 1st, 2015|CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, The Mind|

Wow! What a weekend. I met some amazing new friends, caught up with old friends, ate some spectacular food, learned a lot, and played to my heart's content. The photo below (taken by the talented Paleo Fat Kid) pretty much sums up my feelings about the weekend. Paleof(x) was a spectacular weekend, and now that [...]

an electrolyte elixir and the guile of Gatorade

By | April 28th, 2015|Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

As an active part of the CrossFit community and a life-long athlete of pretty much every team sport available to me as a kid, I have seen my fair share of sugary sports drinks, advertised, purchased, and handed out for their electrolytes and performance enhancement. The reality, though? It's all hogwash. Look no further than THIS [...]

egg-free, nut-free cocoa fudge brownies and the power of movement

By | March 20th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Movement Tips, Recipes|

Brownies, oh brownies, how I love brownies. You know what else I love (something that I haven't written much about recently, but practice every single day)? CrossFit and movement in general, really. Nutrition is the basis of health, yes, but movement, well that's what makes us human. It's something we all share a need for, [...]

the best parts of summer… and a delicious summer soup!

By | July 24th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Ahhhh summer. It's hard to beat this time of year; sunshine, tank tops, flip flops, cold brew, bright produce, and The CrossFit Games... What's not to love? First, let's talk about the CrossFit Games. 1 day is done, and what a day it was for my good friends, Jason Khalipa, who is holding his own [...]

chocolate banana BROtein cakes

By | July 19th, 2014|Breakfast, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

The CrossFit Games are upon us, and this year is going to be extra exciting and anxiety-provoking. We've got good friend, Jason Khalipa, going for gold as an individual, and our NorCal team competing for their spot too. On top of that, I'll be pulling hard for my friends Margaux Alvarez and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (among [...]

fat poppers…. and could a ketogenic diet be right for you?

By | July 10th, 2014|CrossFit, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Ketosis: a word of many meanings (but really only 1), a tool used for all kinds of tricks (from aesthetic changes to managing insulin levels, and everything in between), and in my opinion, an important nutritional lifestyle that everyone should try out at least once in a lifetime. Let’s start off by talking about WHAT [...]

chia-colate chip protein muffins!

By | July 3rd, 2014|Breakfast, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

I have spent this week so far doctor and hospital hoping, trying to figure out what the heck is going on with the herniated discs and all of the pain in my neck and head. I saw an awesome Neurologist yesterday, who was open to discussion, listened to my questions, and gave me some answers. NO [...]