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April 06, 2017

Dear Readers: A Giveaway for Your Thoughts…

By Mark Sisson
253 Comments

Question mark made of peas on a white plateI’ve got nutrition on the mind today. And I’m curious about your thoughts. Health trends and topics have evolved considerably since I first started this blog a decade ago. “Fringe” foods then are now thriving businesses. What was once nutrition heresy is today on the cover of mainstream publications. They’re far from standard, but Primal principles are getting more attention. Where do we go from here? And what’s for dinner? You tell me….

Today I want to know what you want out of MDA nutrition commentary, dietary research, and recipe development. What do you want to learn? What interests you? And since I get some form of the question often, what do you want to know about my own personal day-to-day diet?

I’ve covered a lot of topics and served up a lot of Primal recipes over the years, but there are plenty more to be explored. Tell me what you think should come next.

And to give you some incentive in exchange for your thoughts, I’ll give you a shot at winning some free stuff (because, why not?)

The Contest

“What nutrition question or recipe/cooking request do you have?”

My articles are constantly informed by the feedback of my readers. In the comments section below, tell me one nutrition related topic you’d like to see covered, one dietary question you’d like to see answered, or one recipe idea you’d love to see us share on Mark’s Daily Apple. I’m leaving this fairly open ended. No idea is too small or big.

A winner will be chosen at random. Agreeing with other people is allowed (and encouraged), but only the idea comments will be counted for drawing purposes.

The Prize

MDA_Post_collagen_fuel_van_400pxA prize package containing the following:

—A canister of my brand new PRIMAL KITCHEN® Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel (FYI: 20 grams of protein and more collagen than 2 cups of bone broth per serving)

—A box of PRIMAL KITCHEN® Coconut Cashew Bars

—A bottle of Primal Probiotics

The Deadline

Midnight (PDT), tonight!

Who’s Eligible

Everyone. We’ll ship this prize package anywhere in the world!

There’s More!

While only one winner will be chosen out of this batch, I invite you to also enter to win at another great contest I have going in partnership with Pura Vida, the cause-based bracelet company. Prizes include 2 canisters of PRIMAL KITCHEN® Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel and $100 to spend on Pura Vida bracelets. Enter here.

But wait!

Even if yours isn’t the random comment chosen to win, I do have a deal for anyone to take advantage of. (I’m THIS excited about the Collagen Fuel—a product close to my personal mission, not to mention my daily routine.)

Order a canister of PRIMAL KITCHEN® Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel and get a 6-Pack of my Coconut Cashew Bars FREE (one per person). It’s my Collagen deal of the year.

Thanks in advance to everyone that offers an idea. I’ll see what I can do to serve up answers (and recipes) to your Primal food interests in the coming months! Take care, everybody.

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Adam
Adam
23 days 10 hours ago

Hey Mark – Great idea with the contest! I would love to hear about your daily routine for dental hygiene. Seems to be an under-discussed, yet highly important topic.

Susanne
Susanne
23 days 10 hours ago

I would like to see some new recipes for cooked greens.

grant
23 days 9 hours ago
here’s a favorite of mine which ties in to my comment above. have u ever had saag paneer at an indian restaurant? this is my version of saag that is cheap, tasty, and takes 5 minutes using an immersion blender, a mason jar, and your microwave. get a large, wide-mouth mason jar. fill it with frozen spinach. on top, add some onion and some garlic, but use very little. microwaved alliums are much more powerful than if you had sauteed them. then add whole cumin seeds, chili flakes, and a pinch each of powdered ginger and garam masala. then, add… Read more »
Marge Fiore
Marge Fiore
21 days 7 minutes ago
Our household favorite last summer was kale, cooked with garlic and bacon. Here’s some details: Dice and fry about 3 – 4 slices of bacon. While it is sizzling, chop up a bunch of kale. (By a bunch, I mean an amount that you can hold in one hand by the stems, like a bouquet. = about 2 quarts volume chopped) When it is browned, chop 3 or 4 cloves of fresh garlic (or use ~2 tbsp. of the pre-chopped jar stuff) and stir that in with the frying bacon. Immediately add in all of the kale, and cover the… Read more »
Rambler
Rambler
23 days 10 hours ago
I’d like to see more discussion about how what you eat affects skin health. There have been a lot of success stories about getting rid of eczema, psoriasis, and allergies by going Primal, but not a lot of good information about why or what it is about Primal that helps the skin. I struggle with skin issues myself from time to time, and I’m not as Primal as I’d like to be because my husband is only moderately supportive and he does all the shopping and cooking, so I have to pick my battles. Wondering which nutritional battles I should… Read more »
Troels Rasmussen
Troels Rasmussen
23 days 9 hours ago

This. You could include the fact that acne as a sign/rite of pubescence seems to be a “civilized” thing.

grant
23 days 9 hours ago

in my opinion you should try this: stop using ALL products on your skin and then reintroduce/observe. i havn’t used soap in 3 years (except on my hands obviously) and my skin has been flawless ever since

Shary
Shary
23 days 8 hours ago

Good idea, but what do you do about the places that get stinky (pits, privates, and, for some people, feet)? Sometimes plain water isn’t enough. I try to avoid soaping my body as much as possible, but I do need to use some mild soap. I’m convinced that commercial products of any kind should be used sparingly, which I do, but I still get occasional eczema, occasional bouts of “teenage” acne, and idiopathic rashes now and then. I’d love to know what could be causing these minor but annoying issues so I can eliminate them.

Arina Sosnovskaya
7 days 21 hours ago
I had horrible issues with my skin and hair, so I eventually went all natural. I started to mix my own creams and lotions, using some recipes from Wellness Mama as a base, I wash my face with bentonite clay (multani mitti is the preferred kind), I wash my hair with it as well, or with the Indian hair pack (shikakai, aritha, amla, brahmi) from Amazon. I color my hair with henna and indigo and style with aloe gel when I need it. I make my own deodorant from coconut oil, shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot starch, and essential oils.… Read more »
Search
Search
22 days 23 hours ago

Almost 4 years ago, I went low carb to lose weight. One of the side effects, other than losing 60 pounds was my psoriasis almost cleared up. I still have a little patch on each elbow, would like to know how to clear it up completely. My guess is being gluten free, made a big difference.

Marge Fiore
Marge Fiore
21 days 4 seconds ago

A friend of mine with eczema says that her doctor emphasized a need for healthy fats. That makes sense, since our skin contains a lot of fats in the cells. So, that would mean get rid of any vegetable oils, and eat as much animal fat as you can get from grass-fed meats, coconut oil, and grass-fed cow butter…

Gwen
Gwen
23 days 10 hours ago

Ketogenic breastfeeding particularily in the context of avoiding potential reactivation of adrenal fatigue. Also not withstanding breast feeding, bulletproof regime and adrenal fatigue in women, avoiding creating or reactivating adrenal fatigue

Emily
Emily
23 days 10 hours ago

Second all of these!

TFGJ
TFGJ
23 days 8 hours ago

+1 on keto breastfeeding

Groktimus
23 days 10 hours ago

I’d like to know just how badly we are going to pay for further declawing the EPA, FDA or another acronym Trump thinks stands in the way of corporate government.

HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
23 days 10 hours ago

But Groktimus he’s creating jobs … for cardiologists, oncologists, toxicologists and pulmonary physicians.

JerryN
23 days 8 hours ago

Wow. How about “what foods might help ward off Trump Derangement Syndrome?”

Hey, I’m not saying it isn’t scary — just think of what shape we’d be in if we didn’t have the government to make sure we got our statins, whole grains, and Food Plates, and to warn us about saturated fats and sunlight.

Oy

Kim
Kim
23 days 5 hours ago

I would like this site to stay as non-political as possible. Plenty of other places to discuss politics on the net.

Beth
Beth
23 days 2 hours ago

Thank you!

Rodney
Rodney
23 days 10 hours ago

How safe are Pacific and Alaskan fish such as salmon and sardines, in light of the increasing levels of radiation from Fukushima? Is there a day of reckoning after which eating fish will no longer be a viable option in our diet?

Barefoot girl
Barefoot girl
23 days 10 hours ago

This^^^ , I’m no longer eating Pacific fish, canned tuna, salmon etc. I would love a comprehensive ‘guide’ to safe seafood in light of Fukushima

barry
barry
23 days 9 hours ago

Radiation past eighteen miles out at see from Fukushima has been deemed safe. So, unless your fish actually comes from Fukushima, the pacific is fine. As for Alaska, it’s not even in the same line up. Look at a map, Alaska is far north east of Japan. The fukuishima propaganda has been greatly exaggerated. And as for radiation, your bathing yourself in it every time you step outside (from the Sun), or in your house for that matter. It’s all about staying under the toxic level.

barry
barry
23 days 9 hours ago

Excuse me, sea (not see, lol).

Casey
Casey
22 days 1 hour ago

+1 for these questions!

Dan
Dan
23 days 10 hours ago

Hi Mark,
I am very interested in dietary recommendations for someone (myself perhaps?) who has had LDL levels skyrocket as a result of eating primally for a couple of years. Is there hope for LDL lowering by diet, or is statin therapy inevitable?
Dan

barry
barry
23 days 8 hours ago

Dan you could have leaky gut which is contributing to a higher then normal LDL. LDL is a healing substance, so when leaky gut is present the LDL will increase. After that’s addressed and the LDL still hasn’t gone down it could be from genetics. LDL is not “bad”, it’s important to remember that. Eat foods to increase receptor activity (like turmeric) and get some light exercise everyday. The only thing you truly need to worry about is oxidative stress and inflammation. If the LDL is being oxidized that’s a problem.

David
David
23 days 5 hours ago

Dan, You might be a hyper responder. Watch this video from Dave Feldman on his presentation at Low Carb Breck https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jZu52duIqno
In short, he found an inverse relationship between dietary fat intake during the 3-5 days prior to your lipid test. So if you want to lower your LDL, then load up on dietary fat prior to your test.

Rosemary
Rosemary
23 days 3 hours ago

I have the same issue. And small particle size to go with it despite eating primal 100 percent of the time. Taking a lot of getting to the bottom of!

Cate
Cate
23 days 10 hours ago

I live alone. Most meal plans have way too many dishes per week. Most recipes feed at least two, but I have to eat up all the ingredients myself. Plus, it’s hard to get motivated to really “cook” just for myself. So I’d like a plan or a series of ideas for paleo-for-one.

Rory
23 days 4 hours ago

I think this is a good idea, or simplified recipes. Perhaps meals with less than 5 or so ingredients. While I have enjoyed making many of the recipes I find on MDA, many of them are intimidating based on the sheer amount of ingredients, many of which are difficult or impossible to find at one’s normal local grocery store.

Kassy
Kassy
23 days 2 hours ago

I have the primal blueprint quick and easy meals cook book. It’s very helpful for quick dinners with a few ingredients?. My favorite (berry pancakes) only has 5 and that includes spices!

Jan
Jan
23 days 4 hours ago

I would also like to hear about Cate’s topic. I find it hard to be motivated when cooking and eating alone.

paul
paul
23 days 10 hours ago

My daughter has been asking about both pies and ice cream. I’d love to see primal versions of pie and ice cream if that’s possible. Heck, maybe the collagen fuel could be an ingredient.

Thanks!

Greg
Greg
23 days 10 hours ago

I’d love some recipes or “tips and tricks” to making traditional recipes more primal.

Jim
Jim
23 days 10 hours ago

You answered a reader question once before, but I’d love to see a full in-depth article about Primal nutrition for strength athletes – powerlifters, strongmen, etc… Thanks!

chris
chris
22 days 12 hours ago

+1

Sharon
Sharon
23 days 10 hours ago

I would like to learn more about nutrition for pregnant and breastfeeding women. There’s so much conflicting information out there so a Primal perspective would be appreciated!

Caitlin Lee
Caitlin Lee
23 days 9 hours ago

Second this too!!! There is not nearly enough information for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and it’s such a huge part of everyone’s life! I mean, we all started out as babies in someone’s uterus!

Tom
Tom
23 days 7 hours ago

+1! I got my wife onboard with Primal while she was breastfeeding our first child, and she’s now 31 weeks pregnant with our second. She really believes in it all now but still feels there’s something missing in the context of the pregnancy – she doesn’t have a sweet tooth but she’s been craving a lot of sugar lately, for example. I’d also add that it would be great to see anything extra about the mother preparing for childbirth and recovering in the aftermath, certainly nutritionally speaking!

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn
23 days 6 hours ago
Hi Mark – Love your site! Been eating primal (90%+) and reading your posts for almost 5 years now. I’d love more information as it relates specifically to women. I was on the pill for 10 years and went off in November, but still haven’t gotten my period. One (traditional) doctor has said it’s because I exercise too much, which I disagree with (3-4 days/week for 45 minutes, mix of weights and running/hiking) and that my diet is too restrictive (I eats lots of avocado, coconut, animal products, so I doubt I’m light on calories). Any additional information on modifications… Read more »
Beth
Beth
23 days 2 hours ago

And to add in here, also for women who are perimenopaysal or nearly through to menopause should adjust or modify dietary macros. Hormones play an enormous role in how our bodies respond to everything!

Margaret
Margaret
21 days 5 hours ago

I would love more information on menopause/pre-menopause from a primal-paleo perspective.

Karen Swineford
Karen Swineford
23 days 2 hours ago

I agree!!

HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
23 days 10 hours ago

Mark, this is of interest mainly to us older guys (although men do have wives and/or significant others that care about them) but if you have not already done this, some lifestyle / diet / supplementation advice about lowering PSA would be most appreciated. I have researched the topic to a considerable degree and I’m taking specific steps, but your opinion and guidance carries a lot of weight in my book.

Nocona
Nocona
23 days 8 hours ago

+1

Cee
Cee
23 days 10 hours ago

I’d like to see issues that deal with Primal lifestyle for women over 65.

Barry
Barry
23 days 10 hours ago

Primal beef jerky (no sugar) or Recipe?

Wazza
Wazza
21 days 2 hours ago

Barry, look for South African biltong recipes and leave out the sugar – its not required. Simplest is marinating the meat in a combination of salt, pepper, coriander and a little vinegar. How much of each is up to you. Trial and error until you find the combination that suites you. If you want a little extra bite add some chili powder. Thats it. My kids can’t get enough of it.

Michelle
Michelle
23 days 10 hours ago

Please, more nutrition and health articles for CHILDREN! So few people in the paleo / primal world will come within 100 yards of nutrition for kids. What supplements (if any) should we be giving our kids? You talk so much about proper supplementation for adults, but I can’t find anything about kids.

And the few recipes out there are paleo-ized versions of junk food. My kid is not a picky eater and he doesn’t need paleo fish sticks or pizza. But so many recipes on MDA are not kid friendly at all.

Caitlin Lee
Caitlin Lee
23 days 9 hours ago

Yup, love to see more stuff for kids too.

Karen Swineford
Karen Swineford
23 days 2 hours ago

This would be fantastic too!

Dylan
Dylan
23 days 10 hours ago

Topic I’d like to see covered: preservatives/additives in foods to watch out for and those that seem harmless (BHA, BHT, dextrose, etc.)

Troels Rasmussen
Troels Rasmussen
23 days 10 hours ago
Even though you speak of eating all the bits of animals, there are parts that don’t seem to get much mention. Testicles and, especially, their womanly coutnerparts of ovaries and utters. (Animals must have edible ovaries, mustn’t they?) Maybe stuff for a less serious post. On that topic, I’ve wondered whether liver isn’t better for testosterone production than bull testicles. Going into the plant kingdom, I’ve noticed the advice to chop garlic and kale and then wait, so that hormesis-inducing stressors are formed (e.g. sulforaphane). How does frozen kale then compare to fresh, if sulforaphane is formed after the stabbing… Read more »
Melanie
Melanie
23 days 10 hours ago

I’d LOVE more discussion about how to start eating Primal/Paleo when you’re a teen. This is something I struggled with myself a bit a few years ago.
It can be incredibly frustrating when a young person like myself is researching and learning about the primal diet, yet doesn’t have complete control over the food that’s brought into their home.
I know it’s a minority, but some practical tips for that age group would be wonderful!

Troels Rasmussen
Troels Rasmussen
23 days 9 hours ago

I’ve left another comment, but thought of this: I often cover meat in potato starch and fry them, making a sort of breading. Is that a bad, good, or neutral thing to do?

Brooke Grasperge
Brooke Grasperge
23 days 9 hours ago

I would be very interested in seeing more recipes that include fewer ingredients, fewer steps, and are freezer-friendly. I tend to cook simple meals for my family, and I struggle with finding a variety of Primal-friendly meals that are simple enough for getting dinner on the table quickly in the evening.

Pedro Ferreira
23 days 9 hours ago

Same here! I live alone and cook mostly for one (portions for 2-3 days), but it still applies: quick, few ingredients and freezer-friendly primal recipes.

Nathan
Nathan
23 days 9 hours ago

Mark, I truly appreciate the blog. I’d like to know your thoughts on the correlation, if any, between alcohol consumption and high cholesterol (particularly LDL). I’ve been following an 80-20 Primal lifestyle for about 4 years, but have had stubbornly high cholesterol levels to the point where my PCP wants to put me on a statin. Thanks again for all you do!

paleofam321
paleofam321
23 days 9 hours ago
Hi Mark. I am currently wrestling with the idea of the minimum effective dose of food. My primal journey has led to a love of cooking and some really amazing products in the kitchen. I have a 2 year old, a 1 month old, am in graduate school, have a stressful job, and food is one of the real sources of pleasure in my life. I am around 15-16% body fat, and I am as close as I can picture to 100% compliant with primal foods, so I’m not too worried about my health. To get down to 10-11% body… Read more »
grant
23 days 9 hours ago

i would like to see more recipes that involve frozen veggies, especially using the microwave. easy, cheap, and sometimes more nutrient-dense than fresh.

Ryan C
Ryan C
23 days 9 hours ago

Meal options that provide daily recommended dose of necessary vitamins and minerals. Often very hard to track and making sure adequate amounts are consumed.

Caitlin Lee
Caitlin Lee
23 days 9 hours ago

I’d like more information on how often to eat certain foods. I find you provide recommendations of things to eat, so I’ll eat them for a bit, and then forget, and then start up again. For example: turmeric tea. Every night? Every other night? When I remember? Don’t have it if I make a turmeric curry? I’m finding the balancing out of these things to be difficult! And bone broth too! Every day, all day? Or when I remember? Thanks for everything you do!

JoeBrewer
JoeBrewer
23 days 9 hours ago

Mark, I would like to know if liverwurst is an ok way to get some organ meat, is it primal? My wife and I can’t stand organs by themselves, so I thought this may be a way to get some and we like it. I would guess that there are varying qualities and types, so guidance on how to pick would be great. I also enjoy scrapple, same question, is it primal and how to choose the best.

Michelle Rollins
Michelle Rollins
23 days 9 hours ago

I would like to see adrenal fatigue, in both men and women (breastfeeding/not breastfeeding both) addressed. Perhaps also in light of MTHFR!

Julie
Julie
23 days 9 hours ago

Hi Mark, almost every month I hear new conflicting information about whether coffee is healthy or not. What are your current thoughts on coffee and is it true that the antioxidants in coffee lose their power when consumed with milk?

Trevor
23 days 9 hours ago

I would like to see more recipes for primal snacks for my kids…and me too!. It breaks my heart to see them devour a bag of Oreos and then deal with the resulting poor behaviour.

Marge Fiore
Marge Fiore
20 days 23 hours ago

A snack my kids loved – celery sticks with cream cheese. And I used to chop salami into the cream cheese sometimes. Or olives. Or both. Deviled eggs are great, too. And nuts.

Juddy Ferguson
23 days 9 hours ago
Hey Mark, I would like to know know more about how to properly utilize carb-cycling (CC) while integrating intermittent fasting (IF). 1. With CC how do you determine which days to crank up carbs? Every day you lift? Only on Heavy lift days? 2. Do you lose the carb-feed benefits window if you lift in the morning, then fast until noon? 3. Carbs at night when training only in the mornings? Are they effective? 4. What about carb sources with high fat with carb cycling? 5. How many grams of fat allowed on a high carb day? 6. Are there… Read more »
JJill
JJill
23 days 9 hours ago

I’m interested in the personalized nutrition discussion. I saw a study that indicates everyone has different glucose response to food. Should we be testing even our Paleo carbs?

Dave
Dave
23 days 9 hours ago

I would like to learn more about all aspects of Urban Foraging. I plan on starting to forage this spring around my neighborhood, but any tips, suggestions, ideas would be welcome.

Shary
Shary
23 days 8 hours ago

Hmm… Would that be the same thing as Dumpster Diving? (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

Dave
Dave
23 days 7 hours ago

I have read that there’s a sub-culture of people who do that very thing… I’m more interested in edible “weeds” growing in the neighborhood.

Marge Fiore
Marge Fiore
20 days 23 hours ago

Of course, lots of edible weeds grow everywhere – dandelions, violets, etc. – but be aware of the fact that businesses spray pesticides and herbicides around their grounds with abandon. Wash your weeds!! And be aware that dandelions’ bitterness can be dropped by eating them along with sharp cheeses, or cured meats, or by cooking them.

Kevin
Kevin
23 days 9 hours ago

I have heard that the two best exercises for increasing testosterone in men are chopping wood and soccer. Is there any evidence or truth behind this claim? If so, why? The two activities do not seem very similar.

Kevin
Kevin
23 days 9 hours ago

And I would also like to know the role of testosterone in the different phases of life and how to best optimize my testosterone levels.

His Dudeness
His Dudeness
23 days 7 hours ago

I’ve heard about wood chopping, but never the soccer. Always felt pretty manly after a rugby match though.

Susan
Susan
23 days 9 hours ago

I have been primal for 4-5 years now. I injured my knee about a year ago, nothing major, but was drill hurting this spring. My acupuncturist said that I needed to lay off coffee and even worse chocolate. He said since I’m of europe decent that my body could handle food that originated from the americas. Question, how much do you think that we to be eating not only primal, but for what foods our genes were raised on.?
By the way, the knee is a lot better. No more chocolate.

Joanna
Joanna
23 days 9 hours ago
In terms of dietary trends, I’d love a series on environmental sustainability and increased uptake of primal eating. Something that takes a bit more of a global perspective on changes to the system that might need to happen – for example, almond farms and their high water consumption (a growing problem as demand for almonds, almond flour and almond milk grow), palm oil plantations displacing indigenous forests in places like W Africa (it’s about more than orangutans in Borneo!), and depleted wild fish stocks. If primal living increases as does population numbers – what’s got to give, and what compromises… Read more »
Pedro Ferreira
23 days 9 hours ago

I’d love to see more articles about what foods are better eaten organic and which ones can take a bit chemistry (pesticides, etc.) and still remain “natural”.
I remember an article emphasizing how meat should be grass-fed (because bad substances remain in their fatty tissues) but onions could be just about anything.
I try to buy organic most of the time, but money is a finite resource and it would be nice to know where healthy savings can be made.

Natasha
Natasha
23 days 9 hours ago

I’d like to see a few more guest posts from women – maybe a food diary or specific information about the optimal diet for adjusting for hormones. I know you’ve touched on it a bit before but since men and women are pretty different physiologically it would be nice to have a few more of these posts.

Potentially another topic altogether but following up the hormonal idea, it would be a fun post to see how to shift your eating (if at all) in the following stages:
trying to get pregnant, being pregnant, breastfeeding, and finally feeding children

Margaret
Margaret
21 days 5 hours ago

I would also love to see this!

Marge Fiore
Marge Fiore
20 days 23 hours ago

There is actually a lot of practical information on nutrition details in “What to Eat When You’re Expecting”. While it is not intentionally primal, it’s main advice is compatible. Also, Sally Fallon has a lot of excellent advice on foods to eat when you are in these stages of your life.

Marilee
Marilee
23 days 9 hours ago

More in-depth info on the APOE gene and what to do if you have stubborn high cholesterol when all other markers are good. Do I really have to stop eating saturated fat?

shasha
shasha
23 days 9 hours ago

As with another person quoted above, I’m concerned about very high levels of LDL cholesterol after living primally for a few years….more research into the fat/saturated fat/cholesterol issue. I know there is a lot of info out there already but nothing seems settled yet. Also wondering about the effect on adrenal glands of low carb eating. Thanks Mark for the great contest idea..

Bob
23 days 9 hours ago
Hi Mark–thanks for all the work you do. I’d love to learn some tactics and resources for talking with physicians who are stuck on conventional wisdom (and may be somewhat handcuffed by what insurance will cover). One quick example–a few years back, I was a healthy 33 year-old by all markers except somewhat high total cholesterol and one elevated bp reading. From those two snapshots, my doc went straight to talking about medications. I was too flustered and didn’t know where to begin to explain how crazy it was to think about prescribing a statin based on a total cholesterol… Read more »
Rob
Rob
23 days 9 hours ago

I know this topic has been discussed plenty. But just a quick question on “cooked and cooled potatoes”. Can these cooked and cooled potatoes then be reheated? Does it negate any benefits? I do not enjoy cold mashed potatoes but I do enjoy pan frying left over potatoes in coconut oil. Some clarification would be wonderful.

Hedgie
Hedgie
23 days 9 hours ago
A couple of questions: 1. What do you think of the debate now going on in the paleo community over whether excess insulin is the primary driver of obesity? Whose side you take in the debate between Stephen Guyanet and Jason Fung/Taubes et al.? Or do we not yet know? 2. As someone who has produced supplements, what should buyers look for when evaluating what brand of supplement to buy. We are always warned by doctors that supplements are relatively unregulated and may not contain the ingredients they purport to. What is the best practice, then, for consumers who want… Read more »
Kevin
Kevin
23 days 9 hours ago

Hi Mark,

Here are my suggestions:

nutrition related topic: strategies for skin related issues (e.g. I have tinea versicolor, how can I deal with it)
dietary question: I second the fish topic that someone else mentioned. Which fish is safe? I heard canned salmon is good but shouldn’t we stay away from canned?
recipe idea: Easy snacks that are available for when you need something now.

Thanks,
Kevin

Kim
Kim
19 days 19 hours ago

I’ve had tinea versicolor before and tried just about everything. A product from Elk Haven Herbals actually worked. A major decrease in the amount of sugar I eat may have contributed to keeping it from coming back.

Rambler
Rambler
18 days 11 hours ago
Hi Kevin! I struggled with chronic tinea versicolor for decades, to the point where the nasty sulfur cream would only work for like a week, and the doctor wouldn’t give me the pill anymore because of its potential toxic effects on the liver. I gave up for a while and just dealt with my “spots,” but eventually I started looking into natural remedies and I stumbled across a mixture that is super simple to make and works for months at a time. Go to a natural food store and get yourself a little spray bottle, a bottle of fractionated coconut… Read more »
Dan
Dan
23 days 9 hours ago

Near and dear to my heart…Primal/Paleo diet and the autoimmune connection. I suffer from severe psoriatic arthritis (number of joints involved not damage done severe). The Primal/Paleo diet has been key to controlling my autoimmune condition. I understand the science behind it, but I wish more people did!

Michele
Michele
23 days 9 hours ago

Hi Mark,

I am interested in learning more about carb cycling. Thanks!

Daren Fomin
Daren Fomin
23 days 9 hours ago

Would love to know more about interaction of diet and sirtuins!

Ashley
23 days 9 hours ago

I would love your take on the resurgence of low-fat, high-protein higher carb diets (think IIFYM) for people in the fitness community. I have seen a lot of egg whites, chicken breasts, etc. going around lately! The amount of fat allowable per day is laughable to me. The people I see are super fit and getting great results, but after almost 5 years of primal, I can’t bring myself to buy a carton of whites or eat that many carbohydrates. I just can’t quite understand the science of why those diets work to help people get lean.

Suji
16 days 8 hours ago

Agreed I would love to see more on this topic as well!

Andrew Mencher
Andrew Mencher
23 days 9 hours ago

Hi Mark,

Thanks as always for spreading the word and fighting the good fight. Always loads of questions, but I am curious if you can offer recipes featuring insects as the protein source, as well as how the primal blueprint fits into personalized nutrition, have you ever experimented measuring your own blood glucose levels over time, and maybe a couple of current articles about primal on a budget/where to and how to shop both primally and frugally. Thanks again, Grok On!

Lori
Lori
23 days 8 hours ago

I’d love some quick and easy recipes for vegetable side dishes for breakfast – something that would go well next to a couple sausage patties or a couple fried eggs. Ideally, they could be made with frozen veggies, to avoid lots of chopping and prep in the morning!

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