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Archive for April, 2011

4 Apr

WOW: Simple Balance Progression

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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

weekend link loveIf 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 isn’t exactly new, but it’s still incredibly cool: the story of US food industrialization from 1850 to 2000, told by putting workforce occupation records into flare chart form.

Ever wish you could chew Tylenol and like it? Scientists have come up with a new “bitterness blocker” that masks bitter flavors. They foresee this will make taking your medicine and drinking diet soda palatable, if not downright pleasurable. Because, you know, industrial food isn’t already sweet enough.

2 Apr

Homemade Ghee Mayo

gheemayo2Unlike 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 mayo and have started making their own. The lovely pale yellow color, silky, creamy texture and delicate eggy flavor of homemade mayonnaise bears such little resemblance to the store-bought stuff, it’s a shame the two products have to share the same name.

1 Apr

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

checklist2 1Spring’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 or canon balling right into the pool. Other long-time Primal types (myself included in the bunch) set out to conquer lingering challenges: committing to more sleep, enjoying more play, stressing less (my personal Achille’s tendon). Where do you find yourself these days on the path you selected?

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