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Welcome to our Health Dakine website/wiki! "Dakine" is a colloquialism in Hawaiian pidgin that basically (or often) means 'whatever,' which I thought appropriate to give to the moniker that describes this journey of wellness that we're on.

I'm Dan, and I'm the moderator of this site. Please feel free to drop me a line

What you'll find here is a bunch of dakine: food info, workouts, recipes, health musings, links, and other resources related to our journey of trying to understand how to feel and live the best we can while we're on this earth.

There's a LOT of information out there and navigating it--even the good stuff--can be daunting, so this site gives us a go-to place to consolidate our findings as we learn and grow, and it's a repository of resources that we can easily access. Being transparent about where we are also helps us continue to evolve so we don't get too stuck in any one rut simply because something has become quiet routine.

What the site is not: It's not a how-to with advice, protocols, meal plans, or scientific justifications. Our resources section contains that kind of information. Again, this site is not meant to be taken as advice of any kind, medical or otherwise, or any kind of personal prescription for health. We merely mean to communicate our discoveries and consolidate our findings of our own journeys. The site is also full of opinions. Please take them for that, and nothing more.

Call it what you will: Paleo, Primal, Caveman, Weston A. Price, Real Foods, Whole Foods, etc. (which I don't), I think it's safe to say that we are all interested in health and wellness using an evolutionary-biological/humans are not broken by default lens to make choices in our modern lifestyles.

In essence, for my part at least, I am not trying to recreate the past, by any means, which is a vastly controversial subject in and of itself. And I am not interested in identifying with or adhering to some kind of branding or marketing ploy. I am instead, very simply, trying to understand what it truly means to be a human being and how to best manifest that in the modern world that I, as a human, was born into.

Here's to being human; for what it's worth, it's all we've got.

Dan