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23 Feb

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveEpisode #7 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. In it I discuss the Primal Blueprint fitness paradigm – what it is, how to integrate it. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Speaking of the podcast, soon I’ll be answering your questions in podcasts. Click the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar to leave me a voicemail.

If you’re convenient to Newark, Delaware, don’t miss the Primal Blueprint Seminar coming to your area on Feb. 27.

Research of the Week

Among patients with IBS, eating bread, pasta, and crackers made from ancient kamut wheat resulted in lower inflammatory markers and less bloating, fatigue, and stomach pain than eating the same foods made with modern wheat. Is ancient wheat healthy? Or just better than modern wheat?

16 Feb

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveEpisode #6 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. In it I discuss the reality of the calories in, calories out concept. Check it out and let me know what you think.

If you’re convenient to Newark, Delaware, don’t miss the Primal Blueprint Seminar coming to your area on Feb. 27.

Research of the Week

Both biking for an hour and shivering for 10-15 minutes release the same amount of irisin, a hormone that turns white fat into metabolically-stimulating brown fat.

Steeping green tea for 15 minutes at 90 ºC extracts the most flavonoids. That would be a pretty bitter brew, and I wonder if that would be too many flavonoids and exceed the hormetic threshold.

10 Feb

Dear Mark: Sprints and Blood Sugar, Resistant Starch as Carbs, PUFA in Coconut Oil, Cycling as Chronic Cardio, and Morning Sickness

cyclingFor today’s edition of Dear Mark, I cover four questions and my wife Carrie covers one. First, I discuss the effects of sprinting on blood sugar in the short term and long term. Next is whether or not one counts resistant starch as a carb in their daily allotment. Third, I identify the actual proportion of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. Finally, I give my take on cycling as a gentler mode of chronic cardio relative to running. Carrie wraps things up with a short review of the evolutionary reasons for morning sickness.

Let’s go:

9 Feb

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveAll Primal Apparel (except for the new Primal Blueprint beanie) is 50% off for a limited time. Just add the apparel to your cart to see the discount.

Episode #5 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. In it I discuss the role of supplementation in a healthy Primal lifestyle. Check it out and let me know what you think.

If you’re convenient to Newark, Delaware, don’t miss the Primal Blueprint Seminar coming to your area on Feb. 27.

Research of the Week

Regular physical activity “obliterates” some of the deleterious metabolic effects of a high caloric intake.

6 Feb

Primal Events Across the Nation and Beyond in 2014!

Events2014This year my team and I are hitting the road to deliver the Primal experience to cities across the United States and beyond. From the shores of Malibu to the mountains of New York, and from Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California, all the way to the Mayan Riviera in Tulum, Mexico – we’re coming to you with a lineup of life-changing events. And we’re doing it in more ways than one. There’s everything from classroom-style evening seminar presentations, to action packed all-day events, to transformative weekend retreats. I hope you’ll join us!

Here’s a quick rundown of Primal events in 2014, including the introduction of two brand new ones: PrimalCon New York and the Primal Blueprint Roadshow!

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