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Archive for September, 2013

30 Sep

A Weekend to Remember: PrimalCon Lake Tahoe 2013

upperlakeToday we take a small detour from the 21-Day Challenge programming. As many of you know, this last weekend marked the first ever PrimalCon – our Primal Blueprint health and wellness retreat – in Lake Tahoe, CA. I wrote about the Power of Community this last week, and then got to experience it along with over 100 other people firsthand. It was incredible.

Now it’s Sunday evening and it’s all over. I’m back home. A big white lab licks my feet. Everyone else sleeps. Yet the weekend lingers. The laughter, the smiling faces, the mutual exchange of knowledge and wisdom, the natural opulence of Lake Tahoe – it’s all there. Heck, I’m still full from the food! It’s all fresh in my mind, so I thought I’d give you a guys a little recap of what went down.

29 Sep

Weekend Link Love – 21-Day Challenge Edition

weekend link loveThis year’s 21-Day Challenge contests are winding down, but there are still numerous opportunities to participate and win. Check them all out here and get your entries in before the deadlines!

Relevant Research

Some of you have undertaken a pledge to get less (or none at all) light at night. That’s a worthy goal, but I’d argue that even those of you doing something different for the Challenge – trying to lose weight, reduce stress, improve blood lipids, or anything, really –  may want to pay attention to your nocturnal light consumption. A sampling of recent research suggests too much artificial light at night can impact many avenues of health relevant to the Challenge:

Among elderly, those who keep a light on at night have higher triglycerides, higher LDL, more abdominal obesity, and more overall obesity. Trying to improve blood work? Try limiting light at night.

29 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
  • Sugar Free Pork Bacon
  • Sugar Free Pork Bacon Ends
Bacon 0132 beef bacon 1296 Bacon Ends 0138
28 Sep

Sausage and Eggs to Go

ScreenShot2013 09 20at95114AMThe following recipe is pulled straight from the pages of the new Primal Blueprint Publishing publication Primal Cravings. Authors Brand and Megan Keatley really know how make delicious Primal dishes, and often with surprisingly few ingredients. This recipe doesn’t disappoint on both counts. Start day 13 of your 21 day challenge off right and give this recipe a try today. Now, enter Brandon and Megan…

A big problem with making a good go at Primal eating is breakfast. The reason is twofold. One, we’re all so used to standard American breakfast fare of the last 30 years (processed carbs and sugar, think: cereal, bagels, pastries, juice) and two, it’s early and you have a job or class or something to get to, who has time to cook?

28 Sep

Contest: Prizes for Your Thoughts

The Prize:

ScreenShot2013 09 27at92608AMSquatty Potty – You think Grok took a seat on a porcelain throne when nature called? Of course not! Toilets are modern inventions. Grok squatted, and so should you. Why? Well, squatting opens up the colon for fast and easy elimination, which is said to relieve constipation, straining issues, hemorrhoids, bloating and more. But what are we to do? Is it time for all-out bathroom renovations? No, there’s a simpler solution, and that’s where Squatty Potty comes to the rescue. Watch the video below to learn what a Squatty Potty is and win one today by participating in this contest!

The first 50 participants of this contest will get a free Squatty Ecco.

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