Women’s Strength Summit 2017

By | May 11th, 2017|CrossFit, Health, Movement Tips, Nutrition, The Mind|

It's here! And you can get your front row ticket (front and center right at home thanks to your own personal screen) ticket for FREE. In the 2017 Women’s Strength Summit, 24+ world-class female experts share their biggest strategies to help you get outside your comfort zone by building a strong body, mind, and spirit. Get the 2017 Playbook & your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

healing benefits of liver

By | January 25th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

This past year was by far the most life changing of any of my 20 something before it, which is why it is so fitting that in the final months of 2015, a health struggle I've been battling for the past 6 years finally came to a close. And believe it or not, I have [...]

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. [...]

how about a quick clean up? #rrquickcleanup

By | February 27th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

So we're here. The year is in full swing, we're moving into Spring, and reality is hitting. The gung-ho resolutions of January 1st might be faltering a bit, might be seeming a whole lot less doable now that we're back at work, time is precious, and dammit, those cravings are calling. So what do you [...]

so how do I make this real food thing work?

By | January 13th, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

People often have every excuse in the book for not making a change in their lives that, though perhaps will take a bit of work, will improve health, energy levels, relationships, mental state, and quality of life (to name a few). With that in mind, I thought I would put together some ideas to help make [...]

cranberry lemon swirl pancakes

By | December 11th, 2014|Breakfast, Recipes|

Pancakes... oh how I love pancakes. There was a time, after realizing how severe my intolerance was to certain foods, when I thought I would never get to enjoy pancakes again. I tried all kinds of "paleo" pancakes and would always end up feeling bloated, heavy, and uncomfortable from loads of almond flour and a tummy [...]

creamy carrot and fennel soup, plus the power of “why?”

By | December 5th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

How often do you ask "why?" "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." - Voltaire As a kid I was constantly asking why (probably to the point where it was annoying). I was never content with "because I said so" or "because that's what everyone else is doing." I'm happy to say [...]