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6 Dec

What’s Up with Denmark?

Sara here. My Danish grandmother will be horrified by this post, but in my selfless devotion to you Apples, I’m taking that risk. And so, I have to ask: What is up with Denmark? (Huh? you ask. Just go with me on this.) I’ve noticed a strange trend over the last decade. This could be […]

16 May

Dear Mark: Higher BMI and Mortality Risk, Calories When Meal-Skipping, HIIT After Fasting

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a couple questions from you guys. First, there’s a new paper out claiming that the ideal BMI for overall mortality is an overweight one—27, to be exact. Is this really the case? Should we all pack on a few extra pounds to see us through into old […]

27 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 393

PaleoDork is giving away a $100 gift certificate to the Primal Blueprint store. Enter to win here. Ends tomorrow at 11:45 PM, EST. Romy Dolle, author of Fruit Belly, is putting on a small PaleoFX-esque convention in Spreitenbach, Switzerland next month on April 9. Get your tickets to Pure Food Fitness now! Research of the Week Sunbathing is […]

2 Feb

Top 16 Tips for the Perfect Primal Vacation

When most people think about the perfect Primal vacation, they’re thinking about camping, rock climbing, surfing, trekking, scaling mountains, fording rivers, and generally being out in nature. There’s some truth to that. Natural beauty abounds all over this world, and most folks following the Primal Blueprint have a deep-seated appreciation for the natural world. However, being […]

1 Dec

Antibiotic Resistance: Are We All Doomed?

The future prospects of antibiotics look grim. Headline after headline proclaims the mounting resistance to antibiotics among pathogenic bacteria and the impending inefficacy of our best drugs to fight them. Antibiotic-resistant “pig MRSA” has been documented moving from pigs to people in several countries, including Denmark and Holland. That same MRSA has also been found […]

31 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 350

My team and I have just released a new podcast: The Primal Endurance Podcast, on developing a healthy, balanced, primal-aligned approach to endurance training and racing. Leave a review on iTunes by the end of today and get a free copy of my latest eBook on living a barefoot-dominant lifestyle Amazing Feets! Learn all about […]

15 Apr

How Much Sugar Is Recommended Per Day?

By now, American exceptionalism is a universally-accepted truism. Like dogs over cats and Star Wars over Star Trek, it’s simple fact that America is qualitatively different than other nations. Some would say “superior,” but I think modesty is more becoming of a nation of our stature, providence, and history. Why else would extraterrestrials decide to […]

7 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 325

Tuesday’s the last day to get in on the chance to win $500 worth of Primal foods from Thrive Market. Enter to win here! The introductory price for the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification expires on Dec. 15. If you’ve been thinking about furthering your Primal knowledge and becoming certified I’d encourage you to do it […]

8 Sep

Dear Mark: Your Primal Blueprint Expert Certification Questions Answered

Greetings, everyone. I hope you are enjoying your fast-closing window summer. I just got back from an awesome week of hiking in Aspen and taxing my cardio system. Even now that I’m back down at sea level, my head is still in the clouds due to my incredible excitement about the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification. […]

30 Sep

A Weekend to Remember: PrimalCon Lake Tahoe 2013

Today 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 […]

30 Jul

Why Eating Insects Makes Sense

I’m grateful to have our friend Gabi Lewis, founder of Exo, pen today’s guest post. Exo is running a Kickstarter campaign to bring an insect protein bar to market. Learn more and donate here. (Full disclosure: I’m exploring the possibility of becoming an investor myself.) Enter Gabi… It’s a safe bet to assume that insects don’t […]

16 Jul

5 Chemicals in Cosmetics You Should Avoid

Have you ever wondered just what’s in all those products you slather, spray, spritz, apply, and rub onto your body? I mean, who hasn’t tried to kill time in the shower by hunkering down with a good shampoo bottle ingredient list? It’s a laundry list of unpronounceable words separated by dozens of hyphens. In short, […]

7 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 210

Research of the Week “The microbiota of Westerners is significantly reduced in comparison to rural individuals living a similar lifestyle to our Paleolithic forefathers but also to that of other free-living primates such as the chimpanzee.” In Denmark, a 6-year old boy achieved remission of type 1 diabetes upon following a gluten-free diet. Interesting Blog […]

9 Oct

Weekend Link Love: Brain Teaser Edition

The Prize: Heath Putnam Farms, formerly known as Wooly Pigs, was formed to produce pork equal to Europe’s best. So what did they do? They imported the Mangalitsa, a highly specialized breed that produces some of the world’s most juicy and flavorful meat and fat. And they haven’t stopped there. They raise their Mangalitsa with […]

22 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 143

Did you know Denmark has levied a tax on saturated fat, with Finland considering enacting a similar tax? Shameful. The vikings are rolling in their funeral pyres. The EU is banning certain herbal remedies. I wonder what else is next – and where? For pro athletes, positive tests are usually bad news. Not Novak Djokovic; […]

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