This past weekend I headed to Austin, TX for the Paleo f(x) 2014 conference which is a conference dedicated to promoting the latest info on the paleo/ancestral health movement. Below is a quick summary of the conference, but If want to see more great pictures from Paleo f(x) 2014 check out my Instagram (@holisticallyeng) or check out #pfx14 on Instagram.
I got to the Austin airport and the first thing I thought was “Howdy ya’ll!” And that’s perfectly acceptable since I’m from the south.
The next day was a free day for me before the conference began and I got to go to “The Mothership” aka The Whole Food Headquarters and stocked up on some essentials for making a hotel breakfast.
My next stop was Picnik Austin where I got to meet up with some of my blogger friends and eat some tasty paleo treats.
After some time to rest I met up with Lindsey and Vanessa from Healthy Living How To (plus her husband Tom of tomnikkola.com) and we headed to Salt & Time which has fabulous salamis, sausages, etc and is a very farm to table restaurant. I even tried pork heart….and I liked it!
The conference started the next day and I enjoy talks about:
- Hacking Stress
- A Paleo Falafel Cooking Demo from my friends Caitlin Weeks (Grass Fed Girl) and her husband Chef Nabil. (The recipe is in their Mediterranean Paleo Cookbook coming out in October [pre-order here]).
- The Infection Connection
- Hacking Digestion
- Constipation Myth
- The Rob & Mark Show
- And More!
There were two big themes of the conference (aside from delicious food):
- Gut Health is the key to overall health and the science is backing up the importance having a healthy gut for optimal health.
- Paleo is a template. There is no one size fits all approach, but it’s a great framework for discovering what works for you.
I did find some time for some relaxation and to enjoy some time outdoors at the Barton Springs.
And of course a bunch of food bloggers can’t get together without cooking something (there were a lot of Paleo potlucks over the course of the weekend).
I had an amazing time at Paleo f(x) in Austin. I learned a lot and got to meet some amazing bloggers. I can’t wait to go back next year! If want to see more great pictures from Paleo f(x) 2014 check out my Instagram (@holisticallyeng) or check out #pfx14 on Instagram.