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About Me

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Who the Hell Am I?

Hey there…

I’m Georgie, that’s who.

I’m a fresh-faced, award winning blogger, freelance writer, and recipe developer whose work has been published by leading UK healthy living magazines such as; Free-from Heaven, Vegan Food and Living and The Funky Raw Magazine. Not only do I specialise in delicious Paleo and vegan recipe development, I also love waffling on about nutrition, fitness, health, and well-being. If you’d like to see examples of my work, both for online and print media, then head on over to my ‘Press’ page.

Why Greens of the Stone Age?

I grew up eating a ‘healthy’ vegetarian diet, you know – a bucket load of whole grains and low-fat foods. When I was 4 I became incredibly ill, at first doctors didn’t have an explanation for this, I was then diagnosed with a super rare autoimmune disease called Henoch Schonlein Purpura at the young age of 7. I spent a large part of my childhood in and out of the hospital, and I was encouraged to stay practically inactive – at sometimes I had to even use a wheelchair.

As I left my teen years I was a little bit on the chunky side and although I was no longer drastically ill I did suffer from frequent flares. After the birth of my 1st child at the young age of 19, these flares became increasingly worse. I spent a huge time just surviving and daily pain became my norm. As I grew older I started to become more active, I loved being active as a child and hated being told to rest. As my activity levels increased I found something interesting happen – my pain decreased, however when I pushed myself too hard a flare would always put me out of action.

In 2012 a friend of mine introduced me to the Paleo diet. Everything about it seemed like a no-brainer. I ditched my old whole foods vegetarian diet and went grain, gluten, and processed anything free. I also rather reluctantly introduced chicken into my diet which took me so long to adapt to. After a few years of eating chicken I couldn’t go through with it anymore, the ethics played on my mind and I knew that if it really came down to it I wouldn’t be able to kill one myself. I decided to go pescatarian and Paleo instead. This seemed to still keep my autoimmune disease at bay but I still struggled with the ethics of this. I started to realise that there weren’t any blogs that catered to a Paleo and plant-based way of living and that’s when Greens of the Stone Age was born. I wanted to prove that no matter what your diet was like you could still eat largely plant-based and reap the benefits of anti-inflammatory and nutrient-rich foods. (To find out more about the Paleo diet just click here.)

I became a mad scientist and cooking became not only a huge passion of mine but it became my life. I love sharing my passion for cooking, Paleofying food, and exploring Veganism within the Paleo diet and along the way I have helped many friends to take a more holistic approach to their hectic lifestyles. I further expanded upon my love of the Paleo way of living by setting up Primal Eye Magazine – the UK’s 1st online Paleo lifestyle magazine. Although I loved this venture I decided to give it up as it became a project larger than I could handle myself. I still pay for hosting so that people can make use of the information and articles written by some of the most influential and talented people on the UK Paleo scene.

You’re probably wondering why I chose a bear for my logo considering it isn’t very Paleolithic but I love Native American culture. Bears are symbols of adaptability, power, strength, and wisdom to many Native Americans and are also considered as medicine beings with healing powers. As bears often continue fighting after being seriously injured it was believed that they were capable of healing their own wounds. I felt like this was fitting for me as it has taken me years of strength and wisdom to power through and become what I am today. In a way, I have healed my own wounds through the use of food and movement and I can’t think of a better symbolic representation than my little green bear.

Am I Vegan?

The long and short of it is no, no I am not vegan. I guess if I had to sum it up I’m kind of flexitarian but never with meat produce. I have recently been eating vegan and vegetarian most days, probably for the past 6 months due to lack of money but also for my want of a more ethical life. I can’t say that it’s gone so well for me – I have begun to suffer from daily joint pains again and my energy levels are much lower. I try to eat fish once a month, I know that to keep my autoimmune disease pain levels at a bare minimum that this is what I have to do. My daily diet includes grass-fed organic dairy and soaked and sprouted beans but I’m still grain, gluten, dairy, and processed fat and sugar-free. I eat a lot of sweet potatoes and vegetables to ensure that my diet is packed full of nutrients.

To be fully in remission the hard truth is that I’d need to consume fish a few times a week and cut the beans completely, and I find that sticking to a high-fat diet with less than 100g of carbs a day is my ideal diet. For this reason, I try to alternate the two diets throughout the year. This may sound daft to some or it may anger my vegan friends but I’ve been through so much trial and error and I know that I have to do what is best for me both mentally and physically.

The Personal Stuff

Now that I’ve got the boring and professional stuff out of the way I thought it would be nice to really introduce myself.

I’m a 30 something-year-old mother of 3 hell-bent demons and I also live with my 2 cheeky Siamese cats, a snow white Husky, and a super happy yappy Jackahuahua. I am a whole lot British, a little bit Middle Eastern and a little bit Eastern European with roots in Israel, Poland and I have no idea where else but I know it’s a little more extensive than this.

As I grew up so multiculturally I have never felt that I have a cultural identity as such, I don’t feel I belong to any of the cultures in my bloodline so I have kind of created my own cultural identity. I have a great interest in Japanese and Native American culture and martial arts. I became a blue belt in BJJ but had to give this up when I moved to another area and I am still heartbroken to this day.

I have studied Cinematography and Biochemistry (although never graduated) and worked in many different fields of work from retail to maternity.  I love all forms of art, film, and music but my heart lies with hip-hop (and no not that mainstream cheesy stuff, the REAL kind!).

I’m a lover and a fighter, I don’t like to give up, and I love a challenge. I tend to want to do everything and anything which means I ultimately never become an expert at anything but it does mean that I have a lot of fun doing so and I think that is ultimately what life is all about.  Being super active I partake in pretty much anything such as good old-fashioned callisthenics,  yoga, kettlebells, BJJ, running, dancing, skipping, indoor bouldering, Krav Maga, MMA/Thai boxing and most recently Crossfit and hula hooping… I know, what a mouthful right?!

So, if I haven’t frightened you away yet then I hope you will join me and enjoy my passion for food and the Paleo lifestyle, and if I manage to help or inspire you along the way then I will be more than elated! Feel free to say hello using the comments box below or get in touch via my contact page.

20 Comments

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    lpapsun
    1st November 2014 at 2:33 am

    Thanks so much for the comment. Glad I could make you chuckle. Your paleo recipes and pictures look so appetizing, I may have to try again.

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      greensofthestoneage
      1st November 2014 at 10:05 am

      How long have you been Paleo for? It took me quite a long time to get a hang of things. Baking is just completely crazy. I’m still learning 5 years down the line!

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        lpapsun
        2nd November 2014 at 3:02 am

        I’m not really paleo, but I have a very funky diet. No red meat….ever. Son has allergies to milk, egg, shellfish. Between the two of us, I do quite a bit of attempting vegan baking. I’m a little of this, a little of that…..expert of none. 😉

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          greensofthestoneage
          3rd November 2014 at 7:50 pm

          Haha that’s brilliant! Well i’m a bit odd too! I am a Paleo Pescatarian at the moment but wanting to take a stab at Paleo Vegan too if I can! You should try Paleo out :) most of my recipes are vegetarian! Lovely to meet you by the way! :)

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    Alexandra
    9th November 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my Sweet Potato Cottage Pie recipe. :-) I see you have some awesome recipes here too!

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      greensofthestoneage
      10th November 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Not to worry :) Sweet potato is amazing! We shall have to inspire each other!!!

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    Hooked on High Vibes
    24th November 2014 at 8:58 am

    Totally loving your site + recipes :) Sarah xx

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    Alison Paton
    25th March 2015 at 9:43 am

    This has to be the best About Me section ever written! Can’t wait to read the rest of your blog (and you’re British… whooo)

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      greensofthestoneage
      25th March 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Haha really? That’s made me feel good! Thank you :) I was a little worried it wasn’t serious enough. Most people write a life story and I just wanted to be me. Lovely to meet you Alison and thanks for stopping by!

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    Lauren
    25th March 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Hi Georgie!
    I just wanted to let you know that I’m really enjoying following your blog- the recipes look amazing! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award; the link with all the information is here: https://tastetingle.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/my-first-liebster-award/
    Hope you get a chance to have a look!
    Lauren x

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      greensofthestoneage
      25th March 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Lauren, thank you so much that’s lovely! I will try and get around to it this weekend if I can!

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    Ashleigh Bynum
    12th January 2017 at 12:41 am

    Hey Georgie! I have to admit your blog name caught my eye. Please say it’s a play on words for my favorite band :)

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      greensofthestoneage
      1st February 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Hey Ashleigh – thank you soooo much for dropping by and leaving a little comment! Totally makes my day. So sorry for the late reply. I had a break from my blog but I’m back in action now! It sure is a play on QOTSA! :)

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    Sarena
    28th August 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Love your work Georgie! Found you on the UK Health Bloggers group, but we’ve also recently started using Vivo Thrive and saw your lovely mug on the Team page. I imagine it’s a cool place to work. I really feel a difference with Thrive and it even tastes pretty good. Keep up the good work.

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      greensofthestoneage
      18th February 2018 at 11:21 am

      Hi Sarena, apologies for my super late reply and thank you so much for the wonderful comment! I actually used to work for them and ran the customer service side of things but have since left. I helped to create the pineapple Thrive and BCAA flavours so I hope you are enjoying them! Once again thank you for being so kind and I hope you stop by soon ❤️❤️❤️

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    A_Boleyn
    2nd September 2017 at 9:58 pm

    The name of your blog caught my eye and I instantly thought Paleo so I had to visit and confirm.

    I’m amazed at how many interests you have and wonder when you get time to sleep while also being a wife and mother to 3. At 60 (plus) I’m set in my ways and not likely to adopt a paleo diet but I enjoy looking at the colourful dishes you post to Fridgg. (Green is a colour that rarely shows up in the pictures.)

    I wish you all the best in your life and writing career.

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      greensofthestoneage
      18th February 2018 at 11:16 am

      Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. What a wonderful comment ❤️ I am so sorry for my super late reply- I’m really useless at keeping up with this side of my blog so I can only apologise.

      It’s never too late to take on a new way of eating or living life but ultimately it’s all about what makes you happy! I’m definitely not here to try and change anyone (but happy to help!) and I just love to show everyone that healthy eating isn’t restrictive or boring!

      Please feel free to drop by any time

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