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April 27, 2009

Dear Readers

By Mark Sisson
102 Comments

I’m getting dozens of emails from readers every day. Though I try to give personalized advice to each and every one of them, I’ve got to say, it can be a little overwhelming. What is one to do? Lucky for me, many Mark’s Daily Apple readers are highly educated or otherwise informed about all health and fitness matters, and all readers at least have anecdotal evidence to share on a vast range of topics. So this week I’m leaving it up to you!

Below you’ll find 10 random questions I’ve recently received. I (and they too I’m sure) would love for you to share your thoughts, personal stories, and know-how in the comment board. (I’ll be chiming in, too!) It’s your chance to help a fellow member of the MDA community. Thanks, everyone!

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Question 1

Hello Mark!

I’d be interested to know how common it is for Primal Blueprinters to eat dairy, and cheese in particular. I know cheese is a sensible vice, but I find myself relying on it for a good deal of my total calories. Is incorporating cheese into an otherwise totally Primal diet a regular occurrence?

Thank you.

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Question 2

I saw your post on spinach bread. That recipe and the others listed in the comment board were a godsend for a Primal newbie. My question is: are there any good Primal-approved corn/potato-free chip recipes floating around the net? Maybe MDA readers know of some…

Thanks, Mark!

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Question 3

What do you think of food combining? Acid-alkaline balance?

Laura

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Question 4

Dear Mark,

I have a family history of kidney stones (Dad, Aunt, Grandmother) and was wondering what impact a high protein diet would have on me? I read that a high protein diet contributes to kidney stone formation, as well as high-Calcium Oxalate (CaC2O4) foods such as spinach, greens, rhubarb, tea (no!), nuts (double no!) and berries (triple no!). Vitamin C is also theorized to play a role in stone formation. Calcium supplementation, drinking lots of water and taking cranberry extract is thought to reduce the risk of CaC2O4 stone formation. I have found conflicting data on ALL of these points online and in PubMed. Once and for all… whats the deal here? How can I protect myself from this?

Tara

P.S. Cant wait for the book! Signed copy raffle…?
P.P.S. As always, thank you for your amazing site and the advice you give.

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Question 5

Mark,

I’ve taken an interest in CrossFit. The workouts seem pretty Primal to me. But I’ve read some things about CrossFit being dangerous; that if not done with perfect form and training you are setting yourself up for injury. Thoughts?

Greg

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Question 6

Hi Mark!

We know exercise for the body is good. Do you recommend facial exercises? Would that cause more fine lines and wrinkles or should that be toned like the rest of our body?

Thank you!

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Question 7

Hi Mark- I enjoy your website. Lot’s of good info! I was curious your thoughts on using olive oil, flax oil, and fish oil daily? Currently, I use flax oil and olive oil. Do i get enough Omega from those or should I add the fish oil also? Best, Bob.

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Question 8
HI Mark,

I am writing to you from Sydney, Australia. I absolutely love your work on this site. You provide a wealth of helpful information. I have a burning question that I have not been able to answer.

What are your thoughts on Diet soft drinks. In particular I refer to Diet Coke, Pepsi Max and Coke Zero?

I understand that they do not have an immediate effect on blood sugar (or do they?) but surely they can’t be good for you.

Your thoughts on this topic will be appreciated.

Great job on the website and thanks for all the top quality information!

Kind Regards
Nick

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Question 9

I was a “bodybuilder” and fell out of it due to family and home remodeling.  I’m starting to get back to it.

I used to squat 405 for sets, bench 315 and curl 65 pd dumbells (weighing 180 at 5’8″).  I feel I was fairly strong and was doing very well.

I’m 40 now and have no intention on that path again but to pose a question from my training days.

Is it still applicable to exercise in the am opposed to pm due to fasting?  I know this was popular and wanted to know if this still helps regardless of diet regimen.

I’m glad I ran across your site as this is the path I am now choosing to diet.

You look great, keep it up!!

Thanks in advance,
Ron from Illinois

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Question 10

Hi Mark,

Thanks again for maintaing such a great and resourceful blog.  I now follow your Twitter Account and look forward to purchasing your book soon.

I am a coffee and tea drinker, usually 1-2 cups of coffee a day and 2-3 cups of tea a day (green and herbal). I stick to black coffee with a pinch of sugar and my teas are unsweetened and forgo the mocha choca sugar bomb lattes and other concoctions.  I know Grok didn’t have the convenience of starbucks but what is the role of coffee and tea in the Primal diet.  Is this something that’s “accepted” as a supplement to the primal lifestyle.

Keep up the great work and I wish you luck with your book.

Best regards,

Nick

Note from Mark: How many PBers drink coffee/tea? I have a cup of coffee with a little cream and sugar on most days.

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Manatoa
Manatoa
7 years 5 months ago

1. I eat cheese at 2 of my 3 meals a day. Otherwise I’m totally Primal. I don’t have (as far as I can tell) any problems with cheese/dairy so I’m ok with it.

5. I’ve heard the same thing. CrossFit looks pretty intense. If you aren’t properly fit and trained I’d stay away.

6. Seriously? I thought this stuff went the way of the dodo… sort of like the phrase “the way of the dodo.”

7. I’d consider supplementing with a fish oil capsule, too.

8. Diet soda is no good. It triggers your body into thinking you are consuming real sugar.

Marci
Marci
7 years 5 months ago
re: Question # 10 from Nick Hi Nick I’m a PB newbie but think coffee/tea are fine. I drink 1 cup w/a splash of raw milk or low- homoginized/ non- pasturized cream in it prior to working out for a boost in energy (as per my naturopath & personal trainer). It really help with the workout. I try to use organic/fair trade beans. I also drink tea (I really like Tulsi tea from India- herbal & caffinated). Tulsi, or Holy Basil, is an ayurvedic herb that helps promote metnal clarity & supports the immune system. I don’t know of that’s… Read more »
Tara
7 years 5 months ago

Okay MDAers! Tackle #4 for me b/c I am confused as… something really confusing?

I just need some advice b/c kidney stones suck and a lot of the things I eat are “high oxalate foods”. I feel like Im screwed no matter what happens.

Yeah okay, thanks all!

Jane
Jane
5 years 2 months ago
My husband and I started following PB 16 months ago and our weight dropped and our blood chemistry improved significantly (he lost 60 pounds, i lost 45 pounds. we went from dangerously high glucose and triglycerides to healthy zone) Unfortunately, he now has kidney stones for the first time ever. I have no idea if it is related to PB or that he drinks 6-8 cups of coffee per day or what. However, I would love to see research on it so he does not want to go back to our old way of eating. That was killing us both.
Lyndon
Lyndon
7 years 5 months ago

In regards to Nick and the Diet Coke questions: If you want to go 100% Primal, Diet Coke isn’t on the menu. Though I’ll admit I’m not 100% Primal. I’ve been avoiding the sugars and eating the healthy fats for about 2 months now and it’s worked well despite the diet soda I still drink. Dropping the Coke Zero is on my to-do list, but I don’t feel any pangs of guilt in the mean time.

AlainaOfArc
AlainaOfArc
7 years 5 months ago

Question 6:

Laugh. If you laugh regularly, you don’t need to do “facial exercises”. It’ll increase blood flow to your face, you’ll get a little twinkle in your eye, and hey, if you’re happy, no one will care about wrinkles.

Chris
Chris
7 years 5 months ago

Regarding diet soda…there’s a new product at Whole Foods that’s sweetened with Stevia. I don’t recall the name and haven’t tried it myself, but it might be a good way to have a little soda without consuming artificial sweeteners.

andy
andy
7 years 5 months ago

Re: Crossfit:

I train at a crossfit facility that welcomes all fitness levels, body types, ages and abilities. The workouts are scaled appropriately depending upon your capacity, but keep the same, beautiful focus on functionality for all levels. There isn’t an expectation that everyone at every stage of fitness can perform the workouts “as prescribed” (crossfit lingo alert)–in fact, the expectation is precisely the opposite. Contact an affiliate, and get on in there!

George B.
George B.
7 years 5 months ago

Question #3: From what I understand, more alkaline foods are theoretically better to counter-balance a typical acid heavy American Diet. But I’ve also heard that you’d have to eat an incredible amount of acid-heavy food before you experience any poisonous effects. In other words: Don’t design every meal according to its acid/alkaline balance.

dawn
dawn
7 years 5 months ago
re #5 – crossfit anything can be dangerous if you’re not doing it properly! crossfit brand x posts the daily workout scaled to several different levels. the main crossfit site has links to video demos of every exercise. the main thing is to start easy. work with pvc pipe or a broomstick instead of using weights until you get your form down perfectly. then you can safely move up to more weights. i say dont be scared, just be smart about it. crossfit brand x: http://www.crossfitbrandx.com/index.php/forums/viewforum/16/?f=16&sid=74059d7b82f8aa7e7fa9cdcec3157228 crossfit exercise demos: http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html honestly, you can do it. i’m a 32 year old… Read more »
Marci
Marci
7 years 5 months ago
Question # 1- cheese: I do a little raw-milk dairy, or soft goat cheeses. Stick to local/ organic. Goat’s milk tends to be the easiest to digest. But I’ve found dairy is not great for weight loss, even the good stuff. Question # 2- chips: if you have a dehydrator you can make all sorts of veggie chips. But be sure to eat them in moderatation as they lack water…and you’ll need to drink alot more h2o Question # 3- food combining: in my opinion, this is pseudo-science. Though you do want to be more alkaline that acidic to maintain… Read more »
Leah
Leah
7 years 5 months ago

1. I’ll do a little cheese on my salad or in my omelet so long as it’s not the primary ingredient!
2. Baking thin slices of eggplant works. It’s not going to taste like a bowl of corn chips, but it makes for a tasty snack.

DudeMan
DudeMan
7 years 5 months ago
5. Greg, I did Crossfit for some time. It is intense. You will build a lot of muscular endurance, but little strength. In Crossfit they look for form that qualifies as “slop,” which is any form required to get the workout done without hurting yourself. The problem with the program is that it focuses on “functional” training protocol without giving much definition to the term. Crossfit certainly is primal. But remember that primal humans were injured very regularly. If you want to move into Crossfit as a full-time exercise routine, then I would recommend that you first get a good… Read more »
rootswise
rootswise
3 years 8 months ago

right on dudeman…I agree! Esp wwith the comment that they use the term functional without knowing what it means. how can something be ‘functional’ when you are only moving in the frontal and sagital planes and forgetting entirely about the transverse plane of meovement that we ‘function’ in every single day?!

Holly
Holly
7 years 5 months ago
Question 1: Dairy/Cheese: I have a splash of cream in the coffee each morning and eat cheese 2-3 times a week. I didn’t have much cheese when I was first starting Primal eating; now, I’m more at a “sustaining” place now (how I’ll eat for the rest of my life), which includes a few more sensible vices here and there. Question 2: Chips: The Apple Chips in this post are delicious. Careful not to eat too many at a time though … http://www.marksdailyapple.com/snack-solutions-primal-alternatives-for-non-primal-snacks/ Question 3: Food Balance: I eat Primal. Veggies, meat, some fruit and nuts. Don’t really worry about… Read more »
Tara
7 years 5 months ago
1: I like to say I am primal… except for my love of dairy. I eat maybe 2T of cheese a day, 1/3 yogurt (strained) and about a half gallon of (raw) milk a week. 2: I dont know if you wnat the crunch or the dip holdability buy I make kale chips a lot. Just pop some kale leaves in a 300F oven until they are crispy. Yum. 3: Here is a list of Acid/alkaline forming foods. If you follow the PB then you should be getting the optimal 80% alkaline/20% acid food combo. I know that the typical… Read more »
Methuselah - Pay Now Live Later
Question #1 Dairy is not primal, period. As Lauren Cordain (I think) put it, try milking a wild animal. Dairy products came along when we started farming, which was very recently in our evolutionary past. That said, I would say that being black and white about these things is pretty unhelpful and giving up grains would be a better first step on the road to true primalism. Many people find keeping dairy in their diet a good way to transition away from the modern diet without too much pain. Conclusion: dairy is not primal, but at the same time it… Read more »
Tim
Tim
7 years 5 months ago

re: chips –
You can make spinach/kale/swiss chard chips using this method:

http://cooking-books.blogspot.com/2009/02/baked-spinach-chips.html

regular lettuce won’t work because it doesn’t have the internal structure. From my own experiment, you don’t want the veins – they’re difficult to dry out without burning the rest of the leaf.

They work out reasonably well, there’s just not a lot of body to them. Kale would probably work out better.

I’m going to be getting a dehydrator soon which will help with this, as well.

Dave Hodges
Dave Hodges
7 years 5 months ago

I gave up coffee ten days ago; before that I took it black. It took some time for my *ahem* digestive system to get back on track, but other than that I find coffee to be a detractor to primal living if for any reason you can’t have any.

Tara
7 years 5 months ago

10: I drink 1 cup of tea every morning with a little cream. Also, if I am going to have a long day at school I can down a 12-oz cup of coffee too, with a cream and sometimes stevia. If I use the super strong coffee, thats when I need a little stevia so I can enjoy it.

John Sifferman - Real World Strength Training

5. Regarding CrossFit there are a lot of good things about it, and there are definitely some risks involved.

Me, I think the risks outweigh the benefits. I would steer clear unless you’re already VERY fit and injury free (and then, why would you want to risk future injury). And I agree with dudeman, most CF trainers shouldn’t be coaching people about how to exercise. I covered CrossFit thoroughly on my blog – you can do a search for “crossfit” there if you’re interested in my complete review.

Best,

John

Tim
Tim
7 years 5 months ago

And, I gave up soda completely 3-4 months ago now. For awhile, I was drinking just soda water, and over the past month have primarily switched to drinking just water. I’ll occasionally get a soda water – but only 1 bottle per day.

Giving up soda was really difficult for me. I tried multiple times and had a really hard time with it. Now, though, I find I end up getting headaches from artificial sweetener in things (Not that there’s that much, but sometimes I don’t realize it’s there).

I only make herbal iced teas – don’t really drink anything hot.

yoork
7 years 5 months ago
yoork
7 years 5 months ago

Question #8 – Diet Coke is bad news. For so many reasons. Mainly, it contains caffeine, which is no good. Diet Coke has been the hardest thing for me to ever give up (worse than cigarettes). I make herbal teas and pour them over ice also, with some lemon maybe. That’s my go-to tasty-drink now. If it’s the caffeine you’re craving, best to say goodbye to it, after I stopped drinking caffeine, I believe it’s ruined my life all these years before!

Reid
Reid
7 years 5 months ago

I haven’t been able to figure out the kidney stone dilemma either. It seems like a lot of the primal principles go directly against what doctors recommend for someone at high risk of developing stones.

Peggy
Peggy
7 years 5 months ago
Looks like quite a few of us still like our coffee & dairy. I have my coffee with un-homogenized milk, and sometimes a little extra chunk of cream comes out of the bottle. Yum! I figure if those are be biggest “vices” since I made the switch a couple months ago, I’m doing ok. Besides, like it says here repeatedly, we each follow the PB in a way that works/is comfortable for us. Diet soda? YUCK! Chips? Crunch on carrot sticks or slices? with some nut butter? I like the dried veggie chip idea… HA HA! I’m getting my laughing(facial… Read more »
madMUHHH
7 years 5 months ago
#1: I really believe that there is not one single answer to this question. Yeah, Grok didn’t drink milk or anything, but you can’t deny the fact that our bodies actually already have started to adapt to dairy producs, which doesn’t mean that our bodies can handle dairy perfectly well already. I really think this is a question everyone has to answer for his or her own. In my opinion, it’s totally ok to go for some dairy products, as long as you don’t consume too much of it on a daily basis (which I still do, to be honest).… Read more »
Samantine
Samantine
7 years 5 months ago
Regarding Crossfit: I’m a 66-year-old female, now in pretty good shape. I started lurking on the Crossfit site a year or so ago, a bit intimidated, frankly; then finally got into a Crossfit gym last October. I was interested in rehabbing a knee I’d strained, and in generally getting in better shape. The coaches emphasize form, and teach it carefully. Now I’m doing Olympic lifts (this morning, on my own: 50#-60#-70# and 80-# shoulder press, front squat, back squat and push-press), plus a variety of body-weight work outs — pull-ups, push-ups, etc., etc.) all without injury. As with any serious… Read more »
Derek
7 years 4 months ago

Now that is sound advice. Somebody who has experienced CrossFit in a coached setting. Notice the people who “heard” CrossFit was dangerous don’t have any real exposure to it.

toby
5 years 4 months ago
Good point, as an owner of a CF for the past 4 years, we have had no more injuries than typical sport play. Actually I am confident that we have far fewer. Yes there have been a few tendonitis issues, a strain or two, but nothing even coming close to the running community or the sedentary community. Plus, our members are stronger. I take offense to people that say CF will not make you strong. Ladies that DL 300+ safely, guys 500+, 400+ squats, etc… Of course it does depend on the affiliate, but most understand that strength is critical.… Read more »
rootswise
rootswise
3 years 8 months ago
I have alot of experience with crossfit but do not do it anymore b/c i found it wasn’t truely ‘functional’ for me. My question always remians…how is doing the same a variation of the same 10 or so moves really functional if you are an adventure athlete or even a mom or dad running around after kids. if you continue to only use the frontal and sagital planes of movement, you will experience injury or dysfuntion (more often dysfuntion from improper movement patterns that may or may not manifest as injury). Moving and training in the all important transverse plane… Read more »
Jason
Jason
7 years 5 months ago

I have been increasingly going primal and just got a kidney stone. Very painful. I am hoping that it is just a reaction from going to a diet of eating out most of the time to a more primal cooking at home diet.

Henry Miller
Henry Miller
7 years 5 months ago
#1: I drink dairy. I’m in the class that handles dairy just fine. Only about 1/3rd of the world population does (but most of them speak English, which is will skew your answers – there are many people who live what we would call primal who can’t handle dairy – but most of them do not speak English) It isn’t primal in the sense that grok would drink it, but it is for me personally because my genetics can handle it. You need to experiment for yourself. There are many other “foods” that are in this category. Nightshades are used… Read more »
DudeMan
DudeMan
7 years 5 months ago

reply to Samantine-
You may have gotten good coaching at CF. Good. But I would like to get it out there that good form is only a small priority to CF affilliates. Especially in regards to Olympic Lifting, mobility issues can go unattended by freshman coaches and cause serious injury. Be careful people.

PS Samantine- nice work.

Andy Poquette
Andy Poquette
7 years 5 months ago
Re: Crossfit If anyone would like to learn more about Crossfit, and what it is actually about, visit http://www.crossfit.com and click the “start here” link. Contrary to what a few other people here have said, Crossfit is all about scaling to your ability and developing real fitness. Crossfit isn’t about how much you can curl or how much you can leg press. It’s about running fast, lifting heavy things, and intensity. Intensity scaled to your ability. Head over to board.crossfit.com and click the testimonial board if you want to see people who have developed tremendous strength and amazing overall fitness.… Read more »
Leniza
Leniza
7 years 5 months ago

I drink raw milk everyday without a problem. I eat cheese several times a week, but only as an occasional snack or as a condiment (shredded over salads, etc.).

I’m also a coffee drinker–usually 2/day, unsweetened, with milk or cream unless its before a workout, then black.

gcb
gcb
7 years 5 months ago
Re: number 1 – My wife and I have kept dairy; it was bad enough that she had to give up sweet potatoes, corn, and her beloved raisin bread. I can’t take her yogurt or cheese away or I’d be a dead man. Re: number 7 – As I understand it, the Omega-3 fatty acids from plants (including olives, walnuts, etc.) are the wrong sort for our bodies to use directly, and the conversion is less than perfect, meaning we only get the use of about 10% of what we take in. Fish oil is better, but supposedly “krill oil”… Read more »
riceball
riceball
7 years 5 months ago
about coffee~ I recently actually bought a small coffee machine that makes only one cup at a time…b/c I thought it’s healthier to drink brewed coffee from organic beans than instant.*rolled eyes* I know it’s not so primal but my schedule this semester is just crazy and I love coffee too much to give it up completely..(I used to drink 5,6 cups a day)I think one cup in the morning and one more in the afternoon before that dreaded boring lecture is sensible… until I found a better alternative! I found bliss when I saw that 99% cocoa lindt chocolate… Read more »
JD
JD
7 years 5 months ago

#4. Ran across this in science daily today: Drinking Diet Soda May Reduce Risk Of Forming Kidney Stones http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090426075452.htm

SerialSinner
7 years 5 months ago
Although primal for the most part, I tend to be indulgent with caffeine (mostly from black tea), raw milk and aspartame. I like aspartame because it made (and still makes) it much easier for me to stay away of the refined carbs. While there’s nothing primal about aspartame, I’ve yet to find any hard-evidence supporting it’s terrible reputation. That it harms us by tricking the body into thinking it’s sugar, or that it promotes Metabolic Syndrome because it tricks us into consuming more calories are, to me, very bland reasons to label aspartame as unhealthy. Have any of you guys… Read more »
Rob
Rob
7 years 5 months ago

What about a search option for MDA? It would be nice to be able to pull up all past articles that mentioned coffee, or dairy or whatever a reader might be asking about that you have already addressed.

dawn
dawn
7 years 5 months ago

@rob
there is a search option, its on the right hand side, under the categories, above the big red newsletter button
: )

SerialSinner
7 years 5 months ago

Mark I think a forum in the site would be brilliant. It could have a FAQ section, it would make you aware of the latest general concerns of your readers, and would allow the community to strengthen a lot more through the exchange of ideas.

yoork
7 years 5 months ago
Re: SerialSinner questioning aspartame. As you may know there are no studies compelling enough for the FDA to discontinue their approval of aspartame in products. There are parties for and against aspartame. For myself, personally, I don’t believe aspartame is safe and it’s especially not “primal.” My personal opinion is formed from my own circumstances. My mother has suffered from MS for almost 30 years now, and she is very active in the MS Society, as a result I know numerous individuals who suffer from MS. Every single person I’ve ever spoken to about aspartame has told me that they… Read more »
Tim
Tim
7 years 5 months ago

I concur with the forum idea – a wiki would be awesome, as well. A great place for people to share static information such as recipes and what not. The current format is great, but kind of annoying to just browse the recipes as there are multiple recipes on one blog post making them somewhat difficult to find on occasion.

Mark W
Mark W
7 years 5 months ago
Without a doubt if you want to get fit, strong and lean while commiting relatively small amounts of time to exercise each day, then look no further than crossfit. From my experience injury generally occurs when individuals who think they are fit and strong(and against advice) attemp elite level cf workouts and are found wanting. Crossfit destroys egos(not bodies)and thus humility is where the community gains its appeal. If your just starting out youll be lucky to even touch a barbell, most probably a kettlebell, skipping rope, broomstick and the support of everyone around you, will be your weapons of… Read more »
LevitationMatt
7 years 5 months ago
#7 – a bunch of other people have already responded that fish oil would be good to add due to its better omega-3 profile, and as a great source of good fats. I definitely agree, but I would also caution AGAINST taking flax oil. The lignans contained in flax oil are phytoestrogens – ie plant (phyto) molecules that mimic estrogen in structure. As a man, you want as little estrogen in your diet as possible. Most men age 40+ are estrogen dominant (more estrogen than testosterone), and being estrogen dominant leads to hair loss, obesity, enlarged prostates, cardiovascular disease, loss… Read more »
Kyle
Kyle
7 years 5 months ago
Question 9: I’ve done a lot of intermittent fasting and I find it PREFERABLE to workout in the morning as opposed to the evening. I’m more alert and perform better, and presumably I’m accessing my body’s fat reserves for energy rather than my latest meal. Not to mention a good morning workout gives you energy for the rest of the day, whereas an evening workout gets you too worked-up to go to sleep within a few hours. My routine is to workout in the A.M. at the end of the fast and break my fast with my post-workout meal, which… Read more »
Nick
Nick
7 years 5 months ago

As a reply to the last comment, try to become accustomed to drinking coffee straight and black.

Kyle
Kyle
7 years 5 months ago

Guess I wasn’t very clear. I only ever drink it straight and black. I was recommending that people who need cream and sugar find a better coffee bean that will make them want it black a lot more.

SerialSinner
7 years 5 months ago
Yoork, I’m sorry to hear about your mother’s MS, and I understand your caution regarding aspartame. I’m not a big user, but it makes my life much easier, particularly when it comes to coffee. I think Kyle makes a good point though. Adding sugar and cream to premium coffee sounds like adding coke to a single malt or ketchup to a good prime rib. On the other hand, many of us discovered the Primal lifestyle thesis as a result of being skeptical of common nutrition guidelines and open to evidence. Because of the above I find it hard to take… Read more »
BenUCSB
BenUCSB
7 years 5 months ago
Question 1 As part of the primal blueprint, fermented dairy is preferred (plain greek yogurt, kefir) for its probiotic properties. Raw milk is a good nutritious source of fat, carbs, and protein, but pasteurized dairy leads to all kinds of health troubles. I will only drink raw milk. As for cheeses, it’s a good source of fat and protein (no carbs). I would go for raw once again. Once a food is pasteurized, it is a processed food. Question 5 Any type of exercise program is dangerous if you don’t use proper technique. If you attend a CrossFit Certification, you… Read more »
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