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27 Jul

Dear Mark: Budgeting, Calcium, Supplements, High Cholesterol, and Chinup Replacements

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering five questions, all coming from a single reader email. First, Rosa asks about buying high-quality produce and grass-fed meat for her family on a budget. Can it be done? If not, what should she do? Second, she wonders whether she’ll get enough calcium eating this way. It’s a valid concern, seeing as how basic Primal eating often eliminates dairy. I try to assuage her. Third, if the Primal Blueprint is such a healthy, nutrient-replete lifestyle, why do I sell supplements? How does one reconcile the two seemingly contradictory concepts? Fourth, should Rosa be worrying about eating a high-fat diet if she’s taking meds for high cholesterol? And fifth, what are some effective replacements for chinups and pullups that can be done at home sans equipment?

Let’s go:

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26 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 358

Weekend Link LoveEnter to win my favorite things at Thrive Market. $100+ value. No purchase required. Expires July 29.

Research of the Week

Soybean oil is more obesogenic and diabetogenic than either coconut oil or fructose. Yes, pure unadulterated fructose.

Soluble fiber might actually be more satiating than protein, according to a recent animal study.

Whole body vibration training kickstarts hypertrophy of the patellar tendon.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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25 Jul

Chia Flax Hot Pudding

chiaslider2This is a guest post by Kelly LeVeque. Kelly is a certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. Be Well grew out of Kelly’s lifelong passion for health, the science of nutrition and overall wellness. Guided by a practical and always optimistic approach, Kelly helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life.

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24 Jul

My Top 11 Benefits of Going Primal

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

real_life_stories_stories-1-2I have, in the name of health gain and weight loss, experimented with vegetarianism, veganism, low fat dieting, a sugar-wheat-and-dairy-free diet (still low-fat or I’d have probably stuck with that one!), calorie counting and juice fasting over the past thirty years. Many of you reading will recognise the pattern of interspersing these oft-repeated and generally short lived regimes with periods of overeating either junk or a “healthy balanced diet.” It’s a frustrating, demoralising and damaging way to live.

During this time I have seen my weight yo-yo anywhere between 140 and 224 pounds. And along the way I’ve suffered crippling depression, anxiety, acne, frequent bouts of tonsillitis, chronic constipation, binge-eating, inexplicable periods of exhaustion, insomnia and brain fog.

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23 Jul

Limited-Time Offer: Enter to Win My Favorite Things

Email_Sisson2_071715_520x460I’ve got another really cool free contest for you: Enter to win a $100+ valued gift box of my favorite Thrive Market products.

Here are a few more logistics: No purchase required…three lucky winners will be randomly selected…and you’ve gotta seize the day, because the offer expires on July 29.

Update: Good news! Thrive Market has made some technical updates. Now existing Thrive Market members can enter, too, so members and non-members alike eligible to win.

I jumped at the opportunity to participate in this contest because it gives me a way to solve a very common dilemma. A question I hear all the time from Mark’s Daily Apple readers, and my family and friends who are interested in living primally, is “how do I start?” And then, “where do I go from here” and “how do I keep it going?”

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