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Not only had they both enjoyed careers in sales, but both were now living with chronic pain and ill health.

In Carmen’s case, constant aches and pains, brain fog and fatigue were caused by a dizzying array of health problems, including the muscle condition fibromyalgia, genetic condition pyroluria (which can result in widespread physical and emotional symptoms), digestive issues (leaky gut syndrome and gastritis), plus autoimmune disease (including subclinical thyroid disease).

Poppy, on the other hand, had suffered from lower back pain since her late teens – and it had only worsened thanks to the pregnancy-related weight gain she was now working so hard to shift.

In her early 30s she’d been diagnosed with a condition called spondylolisthesis (in which a vertebra slips forward, compressing the spinal cord and/or nerves). She was also experiencing disc problems, sciatica and thyroid problems, so like Carmen, was dealing with pain and tiredness on an ongoing basis.

The parallels in their lives didn’t end there – both ladies had independently embarked on a journey back to good health that was founded on increasing their exercise and activity levels and changing the way they ate.

Through extensive trial and error, both subsequently discovered that sticking to a paleo or primal diet helped them enormously. Carmen found the anti-inflammatory benefits brought relief to her aching body, and helped her cope with and manage her health problems. Poppy, on the other hand, found that combined with her now well-entrenched love of fitness, this way of eating supported her in the weight loss goals she’d been working towards since 2012.

Carmen and Poppy knew that maintaining a high protein intake is a core component of a healthy paleo or primal lifestyle and were keen on using protein powders as a concentrated and convenient way to top up their daily intake of protein from food sources.

They thought it’d be simple to find paleo and primal protein powders and supplements, but like many other people with chronic health problems, they had to be careful what they ate, and soon found that the products available tended to give them digestive symptoms.


Our story. From genesis to now, and from now to the future

August 18, 2017

Primal Core Launches!

They were solving a problem they both knew was out there for millions of people - protein powders lead to digestive issues!

July 18, 2017

Research & Development

Primal Core Australia was formed in July 2017 and their research & development begins to build only perfect products.

May 18, 2017


By 2017 with a new and vital presence, Carmen & Poppy were now truly dediated to their new lifestyle - not a diet!

March 18, 2017

A Rekindled Bond

Although they saw each a few times a year, life meant Carmen & Poppy saw each other less often...

January 17, 2012


Poppy discoverd The Paleo Diet and Primal living, and started her incredible weight loss while Carmen looked on.


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