30-Day Challenge (as written by Justin Farina)

Check out the “Revolutionary Act Manifesto” before you begin – – Revolutionary Act – Manifesto


  • To expose the student to clean, whole foods, in an attempt to improve basic health parameters.
  • To have students make healthy choices in relation to nutrition and lifestyle.
  • To have students chronicle their experience in journal form, including meal plans, opinions, problems, and final conclusions.


  1. Read the following article, which outlines the eating/food parameters that must be followed: Whole30 Program – Version 4.0 Key “vitals” should be taken, but is not mandatory. If you CAN, getting a baseline of blood tests, resting HR, BP, body weight, body fat %, can be included for comparison.
  2. For 30 days, the student must accurately chronicle each and every meal, snack, or food item consumed in approx. quantities. Students should include sources (brand names, market/grocery store, etc.)
  3. Students will also journal their 30 day experience. Each day should have meal plans and a journal entry.
  4. At the end of the 30 day challenge, students will present a 1-2 page final conclusion, based on their experience. If baseline measurements/tests were done, another round should occur at this time and be used for comparison from Day 1.


  • Typed and/or video is acceptable.

Helpful Tools:


  • Fasting Insulin & Blood Glucose
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
  • LDL/vLDL (ideally, a breakdown by particle size)
  • Triglycerides
  • HA1C (Hemoglobin A1C)
  • 25-OH-D (25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Level)
  • CRP (C-Reactive Protein)
  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
  • Liver Enzymes (ALT/AST/ALKP)
  • Serum Ferritin Levels
  • Cortisol Levels
  • Paleolithic Diet Explained

Paleolithic Diet Explained
Learn more about the http://paleolithicdiet.com

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