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Archive for May, 2009

31 May

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveHere’s a mouthwatering dessert recipe from Girl Gone Primal. I’ll just let the picture do the talking.

Via IseekTruth, cows these days–they’re eating more gummi bears than ever. (thanks, @paleo_princess)

You probably already know that I’m not the biggest advocate of The Biggest Loser. Head over to MizFit to watch Sal Marinello’s commentary on the show. He speaks the truth.

While I usually applaud unusual sports if not simply for the sake of fun, I believe Cheese Rolling breaks Primal Blueprint law #9: “Avoid Stupid Mistakes” and perhaps law #10 as well: “Use Your Brain.”

30 May

The Primal Blueprint is Now Shipping

pb priority blog2As many of you know, The Primal Blueprint began shipping this week. Thanks to everyone for the support and all the fantastic responses I’ve received during the pre-order period. Many of you have already received your copy and have begun reading it. I look forward to your feedback, but only if it’s positive. I’m kidding! Seriously though, all of your thoughts are welcome.

The book was built on the discourse that takes place here everyday and I want this to continue. I see The Primal Blueprint as the essential lifestyle guidebook off of which all things here at MDA are built. (It provides the foundation and context for the blog and a level of detail that can only be achieved in a full length book.) In this sense the book, coupled with the blog, the forum, and the newsletters, is a living document of sorts; growing, changing and evolving with the latest research and all the new content we publish.

29 May

99 Ways to Save Money on Food

moneyappleFrom time to time I hear from Primal Blueprinters that the cost of the PB diet can be challenging. What with the cost of grass-fed/finished beef, wild caught fish and organic produce things can add up pretty quickly, they say. Apart from the fact that you’ll likely end up saving money in the long run (it’s an invest in your healthy – think no monthly medication bills and doctor visits) there are numerous ways to pinch pennies, cut corners and otherwise follow the PB diet on the cheap without compromises.

I’ve published numerous articles (How to Eat Healthy and Save Money, The Depression Diet, Healthy Eating on a Budget and many others) on the topic of eating 100% Primal without breaking the bank. It turns out that it isn’t nearly as difficult as it might seem at face value. In fact with a little common sense and forethought it is pretty easy.

Click through to view my list of 99 ways to save money on food.

28 May

Grok Never Needed an Alarm Clock, So Why Should You?

alarmclockIt goes without saying that Grok never had to resort to a shrieking alarm clock to get him up in time for the day’s activities. But he also never had to worry about beating rush hour, or getting his little Groklings to school. Even if we subscribe to all the other behaviors of our ancestors – diet, fitness, rest, relaxation, play – it is our reliance on external, artificial rousing mechanisms that’s the hardest vice to shake. One could even argue that modern (corporate) culture requires the use of an alarm clock. How else are we to manage our most precious commodity of all, time?

27 May

WTF?… Where’s The Fat?!

23ljlzlAs a loyal Worker Bee ever-skeptical of Conventional Wisdom, I’ve always been puzzled over the idea of fat free versions of fat and cream-based foods. Fat-free mayo, fat-free whipped cream (er, just what the hell are they whipping?), fat-free cheese – how are they wrought? What manner of culinary wizardry can make a delicious, creamy version of ranch dressing without all that artery-clogging fat? They must be doing something right, because they almost outnumber their full-fat counterparts on the shelves. And the people I see frequenting the aisles are always trim, slim, and full of vitality. Plus, what with the nationwide rates of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease plummeting to all-time lows just as the fat-free movement finally seems to be picking up steam, I think we can thank the good folks of Kraft, Best Foods, and Lean Cuisine for their commitment to public health.

And so I set out to peruse the aisles of the local supermarket for evidence of these shining beacons of health and chemical ingenuity. I hoped to discover the secrets so that I might recreate the delectable food products at home and avoid messing up my kitchen with “recipes” and “raw meat” and “food.”

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