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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Month: September 2008

Healthy Tastes Great! – The Great Pumpkin

It’s that time of year. Cool evenings, vibrant leaves, autumn festivals and harvests. For many a cook, it’s a favorite time of year. One of the greatest fall delicacies, of course, is the pumpkin. But if you’ve found yourself estranged from this beloved gourd because you think it’s only the stuff of pie and puddings, be heartened at the prospect of a happy reunion this season. Sure, pumpkin makes for a great dessert (some even Primal friendly), but we’re out to prove you can use it in every course!

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Top 10 Fall Vegetables

As we make our first foray into fall cuisine, we wanted to serve up the top 10 Primal-approved fall vegetables.

Read on to discover our picks for this autumn.

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Dear Mark: Seasons for Nuts and Seeds?

Dear Mark,

Every fall I stock my freezer with nuts and seeds. Obviously I want to buy fresh, not last season’s warehouse leftovers. I am wondering when to expect a fresh supply of popular nuts and seeds like walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pine nuts. I know that most pine nuts sold in the US are sourced from China.

Thanks for the great question. Nothing puts the “gatherer” in hunter gatherer like nuts and seeds. Obviously, we include them in many of our MDA recipes, and I’m a big fan myself.

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Weekend Link Love – Edition 16

Diet Blog profiles a recent study suggesting that teens in the U.K can’t recognize even the most common fruits and vegetables (and we’re pretty sure this applies to teens on this side of the pond too!)

Dr. Briffa sorts through various studies and reports on the relationship between cholesterol and heart risk.

Elastic Waist offers up some non-dairy sources of calcium (but be warned – not all of them are Primal friendly!)

Thought you didn’t need a guide to sex? Think again. The Complete Idiot’s Guide folks have churned out a book all about sexual health and fitness and the ladies over at Fit Bottomed Girls have a complete review (and promise not to blush the whole way through!)

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A Pooper Scooper-Less World?

For running a blog committed to following in Primal man’s footsteps, we Bees were initially all abuzz at the news that the FDA would be reviewing the prospect of introducing genetically engineered animals into the US system. We’re all about kickin’ it old school, as it were, so we weren’t too sure if eating super steaks was going to be in line with our philosophy. But it seems our trepidations might be a bit premature. While genetically engineered meat sounds bad to a Primal eater, there’s a possibility the stuff might actually be healthy, let alone dangerous.

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Fabulous Fish and Excellent Egg Recipes

It’s been all about fish and eggs this week. If you’re a follower of the Primal Blueprint diet, you know you need to put a premium on protein. However, that doesn’t have to mean digging in to steak after steak after steak. Instead, try one of these flavorful fish recipes or, alternatively, go the easy – and cost efficient route – by whipping up a few of these egg recipes.

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