Living Cultures Superfood: the best yogurt you’ll ever taste

By | October 4th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

One of the perks of moving back to California and settling in Santa Cruz is that we've gotten a chance to reconnect with our good friends here. Two such friends include Arne and Constanze Heissel, the brains and passionate hearts behind Living Cultures Superfood yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you'll ever [...]

choosing happy

By | September 12th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Kristin (The Girl with the Butter) and Everett (Paleo Fat Kid) for episode #42 of their podcast: Is this Podcast Paleo? We talked about choosing to be happy (I'm going to talk more about this in a bit), counting calories, why I went paleo after being [...]

making it work on the road

By | September 6th, 2016|Grab and Go, Nutrition|

Let's talk about eating on the road (or in the air, or on a boat). I have spent A LOT of time on the road. Whether it was the years spent on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, the period that I worked with schools around the country to implement fitness programs, the two moves up and down [...]

Vital Proteins Beauty Greens – inside and out

By | July 5th, 2016|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

Hi friends! Today I come to you with another kick ass giveaway. I've partnered up with my friends at Vital Proteins to bring to you the opportunity to win their newest product, which is my most favorite yet. Before we get into the giveaway, let's talk about supplementation and why I love this new product shall we? Let's [...]

5 ways your diet might be ruining your health

By | June 14th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

DOGMA [dawg-muh, dog-] (noun): prescribed doctrine proclaimed as unquestionably true by a particular group. RADICAL [rad-i-kuh l] (adjective): thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms To be radical, one must question accepted or traditional forms and must, at times, be extreme in fighting anything proclaimed as unquestionably true. This rings true in today's nutrition communities more [...]

Rootz for Radical Roots

By | May 14th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am not a huge supplement person. In my opinion, we can get most, if not all, of the nourishment we need from real, organic, properly raised food. There are, however, some key exceptions to this, and with that being said only a few key supplements that fit the [...]

super simplest post roast

By | April 28th, 2016|Autoimmune Paleo, Health, Nutrition, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

Have I mentioned that I love my Instant Pot? Of course I have, but in case you missed it: I love my Instant Pot. This thing has made life so much easier, and because we are in the midsts of big change, busy schedules, and a remodel... well easy is pretty necessary. This recipe time [...]

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 [...]

real food supplementation and a Vital Proteins giveaway

By | April 17th, 2016|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

Hi friends! I have another kick ass giveaway, and as usual, it's for products that I am insanely jazzed about. If you follow me on Facebook (Radical Roots), Snapchat (laura.bruner) or Instagram (@radical.roots), you've probably seen a number of posts on the newest products to come from the geniuses over at Vital Proteins. Let's talk [...]

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 [...]