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Archive for April, 2011

12 Apr

Your Brain and The Primal Blueprint

Hi folks! I’m Emily Deans, M.D., a psychiatrist who normally blogs over at Evolutionary Psychiatry and at Psychology Today. However, Mark Sisson was kind enough to ask me to do a guest blog for Mark’s Daily Apple, and of course I am thrilled to oblige. My main interest is to explore how the differences in our modern […]

11 Apr

Dear Mark: Apple Cider Vinegar, DNA Damage, Lactaid, and Miracle Noodles

I’m really liking these Monday morning rapid fire question-and-answer sessions – are you? At some point, I’ll get back to the musings, but as long as you keep sending in great questions, I’ll probably keep answering them. We’ve got four this week: vinegar and its effect on insulin levels, sugar and DNA damage, the nutritional […]

11 Apr

WOW: Four Corners

Max cycles in 15 minutes of: Grok Crawl Sprint Grok Crawl Sprint

10 Apr

Weekend Link Love – Edition 138

A new study links 24 hour fasts with protection against heart attacks. But wait, wait – fasting “is not for everyone” and scientists aren’t sure how fasting will affect the body, so don’t you dare try it out for yourself before more research is complete. Thank you, experts. The Foodee Project, whom we highlighted several […]

9 Apr

Homemade Sausage Links and Patties

Making fresh sausage at home can be a bit intimidating at first glance. How does one go about grinding the meat? What makes it taste like sausage and not just ground meat? And how in the heck do you shape it into links? After all those questions about homemade sausage run through your mind, inevitably […]

8 Apr

I Decided to Do Something About It

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint success story. Many thanks to Albert for sharing his inspirational account of how he grabbed control of his health and lost nearly 100 pounds at an early age. If you have your own success story you would like to share with me and the Mark’s Daily […]

7 Apr

The Differences Between Grass-Fed Beef and Grain-Fed Beef

When making the transition into the Primal way of life, a lot of people get tripped up on the question of grass-fed beef. Is it necessary? (No.) Is there really that big a difference between conventional beef and grass-fed beef? (Kinda.) What does grass-fed actually mean? How do conventional cows live and what do they […]

6 Apr

The Human-Animal Connection

I imagine most of us have (or have had) animals in our lives – pets at home, livestock on the farm, and so forth. For me, it’s a yellow lab named Buddha. True to his title, he has some calm, composed moments – mostly in the glory of outdoor adventures, but he’s just as much […]

5 Apr

How the Samba Can Teach You How to Use Your Body

The following is a guest post from Esther Gokhale. Healthy posture practitioner extraordinaire, we are honored to have her as a presenter at this year’s PrimalCon. By day, she will lecture on posture and movement, and by night she will give the “Gokhale Method” a spicy twist by presenting a clinic on Samba dancing (she […]

4 Apr

Dear Mark: Carob, Psyllium, Chia Seeds, and Vanilla

I enjoyed answering your questions last week, so let’s do it again today. We’ve got another triad this time, including another question from Hilde. There’s going to be a lot of fiber talk, some fecal discussion, and even a few bits regarding multi-level marketing schemes. I’m also going to discuss the virulent menace that is […]

4 Apr

WOW: Simple Balance Progression

Complete for each leg: 1-minute Single Leg Balance 6 Single Leg Balancing Leg Sweeps 30 seconds Single Leg Balance w/Eyes Closed

3 Apr

Weekend Link Love – Edition 137

If you aren’t able to make it to PrimalCon for the Barefoot Ted Experience (that should totally be a band), check out his latest Luna Sandal offering – the Equus. Bloggers interested in becoming an affiliate should sign up here. These are high performance minimalist sandals with Vibram (they really get around, huh?) soles. This […]

2 Apr

Homemade Ghee Mayo

Unlike ketchup or mustard, which don’t tend to evoke much passion, mayonnaise is a controversial condiment, one that often polarizes people into “love it!” and “hate it!” categories. More often than not, those who “love it!” have something in common: they’ve ditched the sticky, colorless mess of high fructose corn syrup/sugar/soybean/canola oil that is store-bought […]

1 Apr

A Healthy Body and Mind in 2011: First-Quarter Progress Check

Spring’s in the air, folks. As we round out this year’s first quarter, I’m checking in with you about those New Year’s resolutions. (Did you honestly think I’d forget?) A whole host of you out there took the chance to make your first forays into the Primal Blueprint – whether it be selective toe dipping […]

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