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Where in the world would you move to live out a Paleo fantasy?

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Created March 06, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Don't get me wrong, I'm a patriotic American. But watching all this super-Tuesday coverage reminds me of what I most dislike about our nation. With that said, if you could live anywhere to live out your own personal Paleo fantasy, where would you go? I'm talking about a place that doesn't force a SAD on its innocent public school children, where physicians are open to preventative natural medicine, rather than prescribing meds on auto-pilot(nothing against docs, my brother is in med school), and somewhere health and vitality is valued over material belongings. Alternatively, is there a better area of the US? Middle of nowhere Missouri isn't doing it for me...

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on March 08, 2012
at 01:12 AM

CT here we come!

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on March 08, 2012
at 12:27 AM

Pfft, we've got plenty of vitamin D, it's just in the water instead of the sky. We get no sun, is it any wonder we're known for our salmon? Mother Nature is no fool.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on March 07, 2012
at 08:32 PM

You can put an ad on the Santa Fe Bulletin board on FB. Also check out craigslist. :)

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on March 07, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the tips!! Now if you could just arrange for me a job..haha!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on March 07, 2012
at 07:06 PM

The Railyard is cool. Also the Baca/2nd Street neighborhood. Not the same as the Fremont/Ballard area used to be in Seattle (one of my former homes), but funky by Santa Fe standards.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on March 07, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Been thinking of moving to santa fe. I currently live in a super electric rag tag neighborhood that is artsy/gay friendly/pet friendly area near hiking. Its semi-pricey but deals can be had -not snobby. Any suggestions for neighborhoods like that in Santa Fe?

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Yes, the beauty of this place still astounds me every day, even after living here for 15 yrs. More vitamin D would be lovely, but thank goodness for my little golden sunshine pills!

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:45 PM

Meat* damn iPhone auto-correct.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:44 PM

I can honesty say I never would have thought a country like Pakistan would be Paleo friendly. Though yeah, not a fan of the oils and wheat... They are pretty big paleo no-no's...

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:43 PM

Did you mean most of the neat is grass-fed? I've heard that too. Argentina sounds lovely. And I could finally put my high school Spanish to use. :-)

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on March 07, 2012
at 07:30 AM

long dark winters though.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on March 07, 2012
at 07:30 AM

Outer or inner?

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on March 07, 2012
at 07:29 AM

I grew up in Los Alamos and my mom now lives in Santa Fe. Every time I go to visit her (from Switzerland) I swoon at what a wonderful place it is. And you're right about the food options there. There's a thriving "alternative" health community there, so a good market healthy stuff.

4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

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on March 07, 2012
at 05:10 AM

I second this. I just spent the last 6 weeks in Seattle. It's quite paleo friendly and the area is simply stunning. There's plenty of mountains, lakes, the ocean. While you may not get quite as much vitamin D as Hawaii, it's amazing. I posted some pics on my website listed here too if you want to see some, otherwise just google it. It's unreal, and I can't wait to go back/move back.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:57 AM

I'd eat seafood so much more if I lived there. Alaskan salmon. Mmmmm...

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:31 AM

I'm with new zealand....i think the cheese i get from TJ's is from there. Does just look very cool.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 01:16 AM

Mine too actually. They must be doing something right since they're two of the healthiest countries in the world..

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 01:11 AM

So glad to hear there are places in the US that mesh with our lifestyle. :)

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on March 07, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Native New Mexican here. Miss it. Have fantasies of retiring there.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on March 07, 2012
at 01:03 AM

so glad I'm moving west. +1.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on March 07, 2012
at 01:02 AM

true that, Susan. Nothing quite beats chillin' on the beach with a whole coconut cracked open to enjoy.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I'm right there with ya. :-)

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:27 AM

Yeah, an island (almost any island) would be towards the top of my list...

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:23 AM

+1. Such an awesome romance there of landscape and culture. And not only pig head, but blood-filled sheep stomach and mare's milk yogurt.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:17 AM

Lol. Ok well aside from eating pig heads, I have no idea about anything in Mongolia. That might be a stretch for me...

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Brazil would be amazing. I love their laid back attitude about life.

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:24 AM

Have to toss in a vote for Pacific Islands like Hawaii, Bali, etc. They've got coconuts, fish, and fruit galore. Plus all the vit D you could ask for! That rhymes. I think I just wrote the Paleo travel brochure...

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:27 AM

Yeah, an island (almost any island) would be towards the top of my list...

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:58 AM

Santa Fe is working for us!

An abundance of Paleo fare available between the year-round Farmer's Market, community gardens, Food Coop w/a great meat counter and two Whole Foods. Local food is BIG here and many restaurants feature grass-fed beef, etc...

Lots of homeschoolers and charter schools, so there are plenty of educational alternatives.

Plenty of naturopaths, herbalists and other alternative healthcare practitioners.

SUN, fresh air, mountains, forests, desert and lots of biking/walking trails nearby. Hot springs within an hours drive.

(I'm sounding like a tourist guide, huh?)

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on March 07, 2012
at 07:29 AM

I grew up in Los Alamos and my mom now lives in Santa Fe. Every time I go to visit her (from Switzerland) I swoon at what a wonderful place it is. And you're right about the food options there. There's a thriving "alternative" health community there, so a good market healthy stuff.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on March 07, 2012
at 07:06 PM

The Railyard is cool. Also the Baca/2nd Street neighborhood. Not the same as the Fremont/Ballard area used to be in Seattle (one of my former homes), but funky by Santa Fe standards.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 01:11 AM

So glad to hear there are places in the US that mesh with our lifestyle. :)

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on March 07, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Been thinking of moving to santa fe. I currently live in a super electric rag tag neighborhood that is artsy/gay friendly/pet friendly area near hiking. Its semi-pricey but deals can be had -not snobby. Any suggestions for neighborhoods like that in Santa Fe?

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on March 07, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Native New Mexican here. Miss it. Have fantasies of retiring there.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on March 07, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the tips!! Now if you could just arrange for me a job..haha!

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on March 07, 2012
at 01:03 AM

so glad I'm moving west. +1.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on March 07, 2012
at 08:32 PM

You can put an ad on the Santa Fe Bulletin board on FB. Also check out craigslist. :)

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1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on March 07, 2012
at 02:20 AM

If you can bring your own job, the Olympic Peninsula in Wa is great. Tons of organic farmers, local meats, and lots of seafood. Many opportunities for primal style exercise and fresh air.

4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

(1881)

on March 07, 2012
at 05:10 AM

I second this. I just spent the last 6 weeks in Seattle. It's quite paleo friendly and the area is simply stunning. There's plenty of mountains, lakes, the ocean. While you may not get quite as much vitamin D as Hawaii, it's amazing. I posted some pics on my website listed here too if you want to see some, otherwise just google it. It's unreal, and I can't wait to go back/move back.

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28

on March 08, 2012
at 12:27 AM

Pfft, we've got plenty of vitamin D, it's just in the water instead of the sky. We get no sun, is it any wonder we're known for our salmon? Mother Nature is no fool.

1096aa84d006fe967128ffbd37e8070e

(1002)

on March 07, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Yes, the beauty of this place still astounds me every day, even after living here for 15 yrs. More vitamin D would be lovely, but thank goodness for my little golden sunshine pills!

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29da1f622328f09fe854a0fc6bc79b23

on March 07, 2012
at 05:20 AM

My country of origin,Pakistan.

Fruuts available when in season Organic vegetables We tend to eat a whole damn cow including the tail (never tried it though) Dairy products from raw milk

The only issue with their diet is the extensive use of vegetable oils and wheat.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:44 PM

I can honesty say I never would have thought a country like Pakistan would be Paleo friendly. Though yeah, not a fan of the oils and wheat... They are pretty big paleo no-no's...

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Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on March 07, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Great question. A few come to mind.

  • Go back to Brazil. Fresh veggies and fruit, great sources of meat and offal (churrascarias, alguem?), and lots of coconut. I wasn't paleo when I lived there, but I did eat higher fat and more meat. And it was all delicious.

  • Ireland...sheep, cows, local butchers, lots of green, and on and on. When I was last in Dublin I was only 60% paleo or so, maybe more. But I loved it, even in the cities. Waking up to natural light there is great too. Personally I also love wool clothing (I hate synthetics), and Irish wool wakes great clothes.

  • New Zealand. Combine elements of the above two. Never been there, but I love pictures of the countryside. I would totally chill out with Maori, too. And who wouldn't want to build a hobbit house there?

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on March 07, 2012
at 01:02 AM

true that, Susan. Nothing quite beats chillin' on the beach with a whole coconut cracked open to enjoy.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on March 07, 2012
at 02:31 AM

I'm with new zealand....i think the cheese i get from TJ's is from there. Does just look very cool.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Brazil would be amazing. I love their laid back attitude about life.

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78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:28 PM

Argentina: the land of plentiful and absurdly cheap meat; where most meat is grain-fed; did I mention the diet is entirely cheap and high quality meat?; and, above all, where a key part of the meat diet is offal, daily eating the intestines, brains, kidneys, and all parts of the animal!

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:43 PM

Did you mean most of the neat is grass-fed? I've heard that too. Argentina sounds lovely. And I could finally put my high school Spanish to use. :-)

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:45 PM

Meat* damn iPhone auto-correct.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:38 AM

Last week I would have said some tropical island paradise. Now I am thinking Alaska would be nice.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 02:57 AM

I'd eat seafood so much more if I lived there. Alaskan salmon. Mmmmm...

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on March 08, 2012
at 01:12 AM

CT here we come!

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:20 AM

Philippines. I went there for a week last year and wouldn't mind sticking around for a couple of years. Lots of fish, mangos, coconuts, sun, water, and cheap.

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on March 07, 2012
at 01:03 AM

Norway and Sweden have been on my mind a lot lately.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

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on March 07, 2012
at 01:16 AM

Mine too actually. They must be doing something right since they're two of the healthiest countries in the world..

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on March 07, 2012
at 07:30 AM

long dark winters though.

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:27 AM

A tropical island paradise. Any one will be fine, just tell me where and when to catch the boat and I'll be there.

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:30 AM

I'm right there with ya. :-)

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E0250b1e6dc5ec1539ffb745042b4d80

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:12 AM

Mongolia. They even eat pig's heads.

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on March 07, 2012
at 12:23 AM

+1. Such an awesome romance there of landscape and culture. And not only pig head, but blood-filled sheep stomach and mare's milk yogurt.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on March 07, 2012
at 07:30 AM

Outer or inner?

Fb677d93955eb0fac597e3d94db92980

(1115)

on March 07, 2012
at 12:17 AM

Lol. Ok well aside from eating pig heads, I have no idea about anything in Mongolia. That might be a stretch for me...

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40b065644e95a090f6a41808303773ae

on March 07, 2012
at 02:30 PM

England will be my Paleo fantasy come to life soon, for both lifestyle (more walking!) and food! I've been there a few times and love it, and plan to move this year if all goes well. Currently in the states.

The area I'll be moving to has a few farms and also 'city' enough for modern needs.

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on March 07, 2012
at 05:12 AM

South central Asia. Avoiding the rice (which is a bit of a chore) leaves room for amazing spices, coconuts and other amazing fruits, fresh (ALWAYS) food, ayurvedic medicine and warm weather.

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9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Like the Olympic Peninsula, Vermont is great if you bring your own job, or are willing to be slightly poor.... People make do, though, and there's lot of local sources of food, and a growing paleo-ish community. People are outdoors a lot, for recreation or work, and the scenery (except in mud season) is outstanding. And the maple syrup, oh, the maple syrup. (<--not a complete sentence, but maple syrup stands alone)

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