Calling All Health & Fitness Bloggers

I’ve long wanted to dramatically increase the number of blogs and other good resources on the blogroll, but I really hate blogrolls that are dozens and dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of links. However, I’ve solved that by installing a widget that takes my whole list and gives a random slice of however many links I have it set to (currently 10). Each visitor gets a different mix at each visit.

Now I can have as many links as possible.

That’s where you come in. I’ve temporarily put up the whole list just to the right. Is you health, fitness, food, or workout blog or website on it? Or, do you know a good resource you think would fit in? Then drop a suggestion in comments, I’ll review the site, and if appropriate, will add it to the roll.

In general, blogs or websites should focus on health & fitness from a paleo, primal, evolutionary, or low-carb perspective.

Later: there’s a limit of 3 links per comment, otherwise the system thinks it’s spam. So, if you have more than three, either split the comments or just email them to me.

Later still: I’ve taken down the temp list to the right, but to see if your or another blog isn’t on it andnot already mentioned in the comments, then here’s a page with the whole list, except those here in the comments which I’ll add over the next few days.

Memberships are $10 monthly, $20 quarterly, or $65 annually. The cost of two premium coffees per month. Every membership helps finance the travel to write, photo, and film from interesting places and share the experiences with you.


  1. Chris on October 5, 2009 at 14:39

    and Exuberant Animal

    The Daily Fitness Solution

    and of course ….. Matt Metzgar

  2. Brian Dickey on October 5, 2009 at 23:49

    How about

  3. Chris on October 5, 2009 at 14:32

    I like:

    Natural Messiah

    Pay now Live Later

    Barry Groves Second Opinions

  4. SassaFrass88 on October 5, 2009 at 14:46

    I really need to start blogging again. Oh where does the time go for a busy, full-time working grokette with kids?

  5. Frank Hagan on October 5, 2009 at 15:19

    I’d love to have you add my blog, Low Carb Age, to the list:

  6. Andrea on October 5, 2009 at 15:29

    Hey! I love your blog and have the feed in my google reader along with a lot of what has already been mentioned and these blogs (that I highly recommend!):
    Natural Bias
    Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb
    Dr. John Briffa’s Blog

    to be continued…

  7. Andrea on October 5, 2009 at 15:30
  8. Andrea on October 5, 2009 at 15:31

    and then these two are great paleo references:

  9. Rachel on October 5, 2009 at 15:33

    Perfect timing! I just started blogging again on my primal blog…

  10. Kristy A. on October 5, 2009 at 16:41

    I just started my own food and fitness blog promoting the paleo lifestyle (my take on the whole paleo/primal/zone debate). Please check it out!
    Hope you can enjoy some of my recipes! I love yours and the information you provide. It is great to have such success stories out there and to share the knowledge we find in the pursuit of healthy, longevity, and fitness.

  11. steveyyz on October 5, 2009 at 18:36


    NephroPal is a site that would interest many of your readers. It has great diagrams along with clear explanations.

  12. Shmaltzy on October 5, 2009 at 19:40


    Here’s my blog of rants and recipes…


  13. Steven Anderson on October 5, 2009 at 19:41

    Hey Richard!
    I’ve been a long-time lurker of your website and find it extremely intriguing. I admire your writing style and share many of your views and am also a huge advocate of living a paleo/primal life. I have posted my blog address for you to view. It is mainly a blog about my workout routine, a little of what I eat and some “rants and raves” from time to time. I am in the process of putting more thoughts on paper to eventually post some of my own articles in the near future. Hope you check it out. Thanks!


  14. Bill on October 5, 2009 at 19:52

    It’s already on your list, and is my favourite blog related to health.
    Art Ayers is a one off in the blogging world.
    Surprised not to have seen a comment from your goodself on there up to now.

  15. Greg on October 5, 2009 at 20:26

    I don’t think mine is on your list. Focus is on balanced living and fitness. If you’re interested, check it out at:

  16. Richard Nikoley on October 6, 2009 at 11:39

    Just another placeholder, received in email.

  17. Chris on October 5, 2009 at 22:45

    You should link up Martin over at, he has some great ideas about working out and intermittent fasting

  18. Jezwyn on October 6, 2009 at 02:11

    Here’s where I post my recipes and daily meals:

  19. Methuselah - Pay Now Live Later on October 6, 2009 at 03:11

    Thanks Chris from Conditioning Research for mentioning Pay Now Live Later, which is mostly about nutrition.

    Richard, my site has a sister blog, Train Now Live Later ( which deals more with the fitness side….

  20. Methuselah - Pay Now Live Later on October 6, 2009 at 03:12

    Another good paleo/primal site:

  21. Dane Miller on October 6, 2009 at 05:47

    Richard, this is my website:

    I train people/athletes and promote a whole foods, full fat, raw milk diet.

  22. Barry Kinsella on October 6, 2009 at 06:03

    Hi all,

    My blog focuses on Olympic weightlifting and is a mixture of a training log and thoughts about training and what it can teach us in life. For the last six weeks I have had a bit of a lifestyle change in that I have been avoiding starchy carbs and eating a full fat diet focusing mainly on fruit, vegtables, meat and fish/seafood. Here is the link, so let me know what you think:

  23. Some tasty looking recipes from This Primal Life « Paleo Dan on October 6, 2009 at 08:42

    […] Richard over at Free The Animal put out a call to health & fitness bloggers to leave links to their website so he can update his blogroll. I used the comments myself to find a […]

  24. Blood Doc John on October 6, 2009 at 09:21

    Our site is It is in the process of becoming a resource center for athletes concerning nutrition and supplementation. Randy Couture and I are behind this. I would like to repost some of your blogs on the site. You have some good stuff for sure.

  25. Kat on October 6, 2009 at 09:50

    Hi Richard!

    How about Eat Like a Caveman:


  26. tony K on October 6, 2009 at 13:54

    Hi Richard, has a generally hormonal paleo viewpoint. I have done a number of posts on lower carb diet, and scooped Tim Ferriss on gout by about 2 months.


  27. Karl T on October 6, 2009 at 14:48


    My wife has an amazing primal blog. Her latest post is on tips for transitioning your children to a gluten & sugar free diet.

  28. Karl T on October 6, 2009 at 14:52

    Oops, I didn’t realize Andrea (10/5 15:30) already suggested Organic & Thrifty!

  29. Zach on October 6, 2009 at 15:02

    Great idea for the rotating blog posts. Here’s The Paleo Garden info. Thanks again.

    The Paleo Garden is an experimental collective of professionals in the legal, medical, consulting and writing communities. Grounded in the paleo/primal/EF philosophy, The Paleo Garden aims to ‘unite the clans’ with a focus on health, nutrition, fitness, agricultural reform and getting right with the world. We embrace Georges Hebert’s philosophy of “Be strong to be useful.” We are prone to discussion of foundational myths and theories of social organization as well as diet and fitness.

  30. -Brandon on October 6, 2009 at 15:20

    My site is about being a pro triathlete. I touch on nutritional topics quite often. The Missus and I have been an experiment of two taking part in an ill-informed vegan pilot study for a book at one time. We’ve moved much more paleo in nature.

  31. Kiki on October 7, 2009 at 07:16

    Hi, I’d like to submit my blog, no technical stuff. More of how a regular person makes use of information. Thanks. I like your blog.

  32. JLL on October 7, 2009 at 00:03

    Here’s my blog:

    Not exclusively paleo/low-carb, but rather overall health, longevity and experiments with various things. Still, I blog quite a bit from the paleo perspective as well.

    – JLL

  33. Yummy on October 8, 2009 at 12:45

    Humbly submitting myself and my random thoughts:
    and recommending: if someone hasn’t already


  34. Tamara of In the Night Farm on October 9, 2009 at 13:29

    Great idea. Here’s another primal lifestyle & recipe blog for you: Nightlife

  35. Daniel on October 16, 2009 at 10:47

    Richard, let me know if you would like to add this blog about Barrett’s esophagus to your list. It’s got a low-carb bias but is focused on BE and cancer rather than heart disease.

  36. epistemocrat on October 16, 2009 at 20:37

    Healthcare Epistemocrat:



  37. Bryce on October 17, 2009 at 06:36

    Here you go, Richard!

  38. Bruce Perry on October 21, 2009 at 08:02

    hi Richard,

    My blog is a paleo-focused site that discusses nutrition and fitness (mostly weights, sprinting, and hiking/climbing).

    Thanks very much,


  39. Sylvie O. on October 23, 2009 at 07:37

    Argh!!!! I love your idea, but my blog (paleo nutrition) is in French… What a torture!

    Here it is anyway, in case you have French readers out there:

  40. Kat on November 11, 2009 at 16:35

    I would love to be on your blogroll!

  41. Nigel on January 8, 2010 at 03:13

    Oh, pleeeeeeeese! :-D

  42. Richard Nikoley on January 24, 2010 at 11:25

    Note to all:

    I’m plodding through adding all these links and to keep things straight I’m going to delete the comments as I go. But if anyone still wants inclusion in the future, jut drop a comment here and I’ll get to it.

    To see whether you’re already on it or not, here’s the full blogroll.

  43. David Murphy on February 12, 2010 at 16:22

    This one is my site:
    I mostly write articles on how we were designed to breath, walk, sit, stand and run. I include exercises to try to help readers find their optimal alignment, the way were designed to move. Without knowing your body already, they are all suggestions for personal improvement, but along the lines of how most indigenous knowledge has developed since the pleistocene-try it and see if it helps.

  44. Adam Skillin on March 22, 2010 at 09:53

    I write a blog for a few close friends and family. It’s available at, where I constantly link to your site, MDA, quote Nora Gedgaudas, and always can use more clickers-on to keep me motivated. Link to it if you see fit. If I’m too late to the party, so be it!

  45. geewhiz on October 8, 2010 at 07:29

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