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Archive for September, 2009

11 Sep

The Age of Antidepressants?

Now that we’ve turned the page on August’s Primal Challenge, we’re digging into some of our “regular programming,” including news highlights. We like keeping a finger on what’s new and novel – and occasionally outrageous. This one definitely fits the latter. (Hint: Are you sitting?) A few weeks ago the Archives of General Psychiatry reported […]

10 Sep

Is the Stone Beginning to Crack?

When all was said and done, yesterday’s post turned out to be a bit of a downer – at least for me. I literally felt the crushing weight of the preponderance of Conventional Wisdom bearing down on me as I wrote, and the light-hearted banter was all I could muster to keep from total despair. […]

9 Sep

Is Conventional Wisdom Set in Stone?

In previous posts and with offhand comments, I’ve mentioned our (mostly) diametric opposition to Conventional Wisdom. I say “mostly” because when it comes to diet, there are bound to be a few areas that everyone agrees with. Real food that doesn’t come in a box is best – I can’t think of any diet book […]

8 Sep

GERD Sufferers Rejoice!

This story comes from reader Melissa. Her personal tale of going Primal was sent in during this season’s Primal Blueprint Health Challenge. She is the first of four entrants that will be part of the first round of drawings for the ongoing Primal Blueprint Real Life Stories contest. If you have a Primal story that […]

7 Sep

The Seattle Primal Blueprint Meet-Up

Since it’s Labor Day (here in the U.S.) and many of you are spending it with friends and family members, grilling some meat, and getting a little R&R I thought this article most appropriate. A couple months back erstad17 started a forum thread. With a simple question (“Wondering if there are any others in the […]

6 Sep

Mondo Weekend Link Love

It’s been over a month since the last Weekend Link Love, so I’m making up for it with this mondo list of the best stuff from August. That’s an entire month of hot blog posts, funnies, buzz-worthy scientific studies, and ironic conventional wisdom fails… You may have heard of Mike O’Donnell from the IF (Intermittent […]

5 Sep

Curried Chicken Salad

Thanks to a generous forum member, curried chicken salad is now an official Primal recipe! And a delicious one, to boot. It’s the perfect combination of crunch and flavor, using nuts, celery, and a bit of chopped apple for slight sweetness. It’s also a great recipe for the traditional bun-substitute: wrapped in a giant, fresh […]

4 Sep

Coconut Shrimp and Chive Mayonnaise

Appetizers are one of the great pleasures in life that can quickly get out of hand. Noshing before a meal is a relaxing social ritual, but it’s also a true test of self-control. It’s entirely too easy to pop an entire meal’s worth of finger food in your mouth before the main meal is even […]

3 Sep

Will Momentary Compromises Derail Your Efforts?

Anyone who’s ever followed the Primal eating plan for a significant length of time has probably made a few compromises along the way. If you live, work, or otherwise commiserate with regular folks, you’re bound to be exposed to grains, sugary desserts, and sodas, and austere abstinence can be difficult to maintain in these situations. […]

2 Sep

Building on Momentum: 5 Steps for Continued Success

Whenever the end of a Primal Challenge month rolls around, certain reader questions tend to flood my inbox. “When’s the next one?” is a popular one, as is “Did I win?” Still others concern the same basic content as regular questions, only delivered with a bit more enthusiasm and a touch more desperation (I guess […]

1 Sep

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos

At the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I put out a call for Primal Fitness videos. Over 20 videos were submitted. They were all fantastic so choosing the best of the best was no easy task. The Worker Bees and I each voted for our favorites. We tallied the results and came up […]

1 Sep

This is Just the Beginning

Special Offer I’m convinced that supplementation with a daily multi-vitamin-antioxidant complex and (Omega 3) fish oil is a crucial part of living a healthy Primal life in our 21st century world. As I’ve explained in the past, Grok may not have taken supplements but I believe we should. Why? Because the world we’ve created conspires at […]

1 Sep

Final Contest: Raising the Bar

The Prize: Would you rather have a pull up bar or a dip bar? No need to pick, if you win you get both! Get excited, because Ultimate Body Press is donating their full package as the final prize of the the 30 day challenge. No need to drill pilot holes into your doorway, the […]

1 Sep

Contest Results: Primal Dinner Pics

It’s the last picture-fest of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge. You’ve shown us your breakfast photos, your lunch photos, you’re groceries and you even sent in pics of your Primal fridges. But wait! There’s something missing here. Ah, yes. Primal dinner! Warning: If you’re stuck in a cubical and your next meal is nowhere in […]

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