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Archive for September, 2012

23 Sep

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveResearch of the Week

A recent vision study finds that men are better at detecting rapidly moving images and perceiving fine detail, while women are better at discriminating between colors. The study’s author was unable to establish a clear evolutionary reason for this development, but I’d love to hear your guesses.

According to a new independent report by Consumer Reports, rice and rice-containing products are showing up with high levels of inorganic arsenic, with brown rice tending to have higher levels than white rice (due to its accumulation in the hull).

Researchers have documented the step-by-step process by which an organism evolves a new function. Big whoop. Now do macroevolution.

(Kidding with those last two sentences, of course.)

22 Sep

Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Salad2 zpsf3b92c59This recipe for Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing turns salad into a sumptuous feast. The creamy texture is outrageously good, without any dairy or mayonnaise. How? The trick is blending a little coconut milk with avocado then adding an abundance of fresh herbs to drown out the coconut flavor. The result is a savory, herbal, garlicky dressing that’s shockingly good over greens with chicken, steak or salmon.

You’re welcome to top greens with leftover chicken and drizzle a little oil and lemon juice on top, but why, when you could have a Green Goddess Chicken Salad with Bacon? Simply toss chunks of cooked chicken in Green Goddess dressing and pile it high on a bed of romaine (and other veggies too, if you like). Top liberally with crumbles of bacon and you have a salad you won’t soon forget.

22 Sep

Contest: Bacon Bonanza

Bacon 1The Prize:

A Bacon Bonanza prize package from U.S. Wellness which is comprised of all this bacony goodness:

  • Beef Bacon
  • Sugar Free Beef Bacon
  • Beef Bacon Tips
  • Sugar Free Beef Bacon Tips
  • Pork Bacon
  • Sugar Free Pork Bacon
  • Pork Bacon Ends
  • Sugar Free Pork Bacon Ends
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21 Sep

From Sugar-Burner to Fat-Burner: A Transformation Story

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

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As a chiropractor, I thought I’d been taught everything I needed to know about nutrition. The “studies” prove it, right? Whole grains are king, aren’t they? My vegan nutrition professor who was so incredibly thin couldn’t be wrong. I have a strong background in nutrition, yet as I aged, I felt crappier every year.

After my doctorate program was over, I was left with the gifts of bad eating habits: “healthy” carb-up and caffeine-up through exams, regular sickness, chronic fatigue, migraines and mental fog that made working out like I used to almost impossible. It was a worse version of what I remember feeling as a teenager on the tennis court. Horrible low blood sugar after the first set, poor focus, SUGAR BURNER! Yikes! And I had a doctor for a dad who I still argue with over the new rules that you promote. (His belly and visceral fat has been an issue since he was 40 on his Mediterranean diet).

21 Sep

Special Offer: Try Both Flavors of Primal Fuel – SOLD OUT!

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**Update: Sorry Folks, this offer in no longer available. However, you can still check out both flavors of Primal Fuel by visiting!**

Instead of a contest today, I have a special offer for MDA readers…

In the two years that Primal Fuel has been available, thousands of people have tried it, and if the daily emails I receive from happy customers are any indication, nearly everyone absolutely loves it. Some prefer the delicious Vanilla Coconut Cream variety, others the decadent Chocolate Coconut. I’m more of a chocolate guy myself, so I have a Primal Fuel chocolate shake regularly for breakfast, when I’m on the road and to satisfy the odd sweet tooth I might get. I’m confident that once you taste Primal Fuel and take a look at the short list of healthy ingredients on the label (nutritious fats from coconut milk, the gold-standard version of whey protein, just enough sugar to be tasty and Primal at the same time, and prebiotics) that you’ll love it, and it will help you get and stay Primal. This is why I’ve put together this special offer. I want MDA readers to have the chance to try it on for size, so for the first 300 people that take advantage of this offer they’ll get a trial serving of both flavors of Primal Fuel for the cost of S&H ($3.00). (One order per household.) If you’ve been wanting to try Primal Fuel for some time now, this is your opportunity to give it a shot. Also, I have a 15-serving Primal Fuel in the pipeline, so stay tuned for that, too. Grok on!

Limited to First 300: Get a Trial Serving of Both Flavors of Primal Fuel for Only the Cost of S&H

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