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24 May

Check Out the Free Paleo f(x) 2016 Live Stream!

Paleo fx live stream firstI’m getting ready to head off to Austin, Texas for Paleo f(x) 2016, one of my favorite events of the year. I always leave inspired, with an expanded mind and new friends who share my passion for ancestral health.

As you may know, Paleo f(x) is the place to be for anyone looking to discover something new within the Paleo/Primal sphere. It’s a full weekend composed of New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, practitioners, athletes, fitness professionals, health entrepreneurs, activists, bloggers, and more. And if you’re looking to get in on the action, there’s more than one way to do it.

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23 May

Dear Mark: Cycling Harder Than Running, High-Fat Football Training, and Orange Theory

Dear Mark Cycling Hard Than Running FinalFor today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions about training. First, why might cycling feel harder than running at the same heart rate, and what should be done about it? Second, is it safe or smart for a footballer to try to become a fat-burning beast when he’s currently in-season? Are there lessons can we draw from athletes who have given it a shot?

And finally, what do I think about the relatively new Orange Theory gyms that have arrived on the fitness scene? Are they good, bad, or both?

Let’s go:

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22 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 401

Weekend Link Love

Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest book, Good Fat, Bad Fat, is now available for purchase.

Another round of Phat Fudge is coming. The stuff is addicting and sells out fast, so use PK10 to grab 10% off your pre-order while you can.

Research of the Week

Tylenol reduces empathy.

Women’s pelvises narrow as they age.

A new pilot study suggests psilocybin (from magic mushrooms) is a feasible anti-depressant.

Sex hormones—even exogenous ones—may lengthen telomeres.

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21 May

Fish Tartare: A Recipe from Good Fat, Bad Fat

Fish Tartare Top Image FinalIn honor of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest release, Good Fat, Bad Fat by Romy Dollé, we thought we’d share another recipe from this healthy fat resource. If you missed the Rösti with Fried Egg recipe from Tuesday, be sure to check that out too.

While this recipe calls for 3.5 ounces of sushi rice, keep in mind you can substitute cauliflower rice for a low-carbohydrate alternative. If you’re on board with white rice, and specifically resistant starch, then prepare the recipe as is.

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20 May

Going Primal Turned My Living Nightmare Into a Dream Come True

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!

real_life_stories_stories-1-2It’s hard to say where my Primal story really begins. Maybe it began in college, when I got used to living off of simple processed carbs (pasta, rice, bread) in order to keep my food expenses as low as possible. At one point I was spending less than $20 a week on food! And that included “eating out.” I would drive through a Zaxby’s or McDonalds and order just French fries. Cheap and delicious, right?

I managed to stay skinny with no effort and a lot of carbs. I was a size six when I started college, but when I—a.) became a coxswain for the crew team (you have to be as small as possible, as you’re the only one in the boat not pulling her weight) and b.) fell in love with my now husband, I quickly dropped to a size zero.

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