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25 Oct

Why Does the FDA Call This Omega-3-Rich Green a Weed?

Purslane belongs in your diet! This abundant “weed” is a deliciously sour green that makes a wonderful addition to salads, stir fries, vegetable dishes, soups, and salsas. It pairs nicely with citrus and melon. It’s a tasty complement to pork, fish, and protein-rich beans such as lentils. Purslane is the richest source of Omega-3 fatty […]

9 May

FDA Gets Schooled, Bees Rejoice

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: You best be clickin’! No More Gold Stars for Fidgeters Remember that “news” a while back that fidgeting was supposedly some glorious fountain (pen) of health? Well, it’s not. Blogger Bethany, we love thee. The Chicken We Think We’re Eating This is clickativity for readers with iron stomachs only. For our […]

17 Apr

Is the FDA Serious?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: They’re for real. Read on. FDA Officially Jumps the Shark The FDA is attacking your freedom. That’s no hyperbole, and it’s not just because we take issue with Labelman. Evidently, the FDA figures they’ve done such a bang-up job regulating drugs safely and effectively, why not extend their sticky fingers responsibilities […]

22 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 401

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 […]

15 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 400

I recently dined with the guys at Power Supply. Check it out along with their recipe using PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Mayo. Speaking of mayo, how about a year’s worth in exchange for your Success Story? Plus, a whole host of free Primal Kitchen products could be just one “like” away. Research of the Week Nitrate rich vegetables (beet juice, spinach […]

8 Apr

The Primal Transplant: A Story of Living with New Lungs, a New Lifestyle, and Swinging Kettlebells

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 […]

3 Apr

Weekend Link Love – Edition 394

The Best Paleo Recipes 2015 eBook is 20% off. I contributed a few of my favorites, so go grab a copy. Research of the Week Exercising before a stressor dampens its impact. What Maori dogs ate. Not knowing the outcome is worse than the outcome. Historically vegetarian populations have enhanced long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid synthesis. In […]

22 Mar

Why Are Some Wines More Primal-Approved Than Others?

Wine is one of humankind’s oldest and most favorite beverages not for the health benefits, or the antioxidants, or the resveratrol, but because it enhances life. Poets, authors, artists, philosophers, and laypeople across the ages will tell you that wine makes food taste better, promotes richer conversation, unfetters creative expression (a single glass can really […]

9 Mar

Should You Be Getting More B Vitamins?

When it comes to obtaining sufficient amounts of certain micronutrients, you’re hyper vigilant. Magnesium? You’re eating spinach, throwing back magnesium glycinate, and adding Trace Mineral drops to your water. Iodine? You’re making dulse “bacon.” To bask in the holy triumvirate of vitamin K2, vitamin D3, and vitamin A, you’re willing to eat fermented cod liver […]

27 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 380

Research of the Week The genetic link between physical activity and health. Scientists can determine how many cats, dogs, men, and women live in a household by analyzing the bacteria content of its dust. Obesity may be worse than a lack of fitness. Nine in ten cancers may be caused by lifestyle or environment (as opposed […]

13 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 378

Research of the Week Exercise enhances brain plasticity. High starch, low fiber diets are linked to type 2 diabetes in women. Vegetarian and vegan diets are associated with mental health issues. They said it, not me. Coffee consumption reduces DNA breaks. Standing for just a quarter of the day is associated with lower body fat […]

6 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 377

That delicious avocado oil we use in our mayo? It’s now available for purchase. Pick up a 3-Pack of Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil today. Watch me whip up some Primal chipotle lime mayo and Primal curry chicken salad. If you like those recipes and want to make your own, hurry and grab a free (just pay […]

29 Nov

Weekend Link Love – Edition 376

We’re starting another round of The 21-Day Transformation Challenge on the Vimify app, Monday, November 30th! Whether you’re new to the program, you want to recommit, or you just need a challenge, now’s the time! Research of the Week We may have unknown lifeforms residing in our guts. How farming changed the European genome. Fraudulent studies […]

15 Nov

Weekend Link Love – Edition 374

Research of the Week Leg strength at baseline was the best predictor of cognitive function over ten years in older women. Aware of the huge possibility for confounds, the researchers even used twins to eliminate genetic explanations. Cooking with vegetable oils is indeed really, really bad for you. I swear I’ve heard that somewhere before. Exercising […]

21 Oct

The Primal Prescription: Surviving the “Sick Care” Sinkhole (A New Primal Book Plus Limited-Time Bonus Offer)

When I wrote The Primal Blueprint, my vision was, perhaps, a lofty one. I wanted to see a healthier world. I wanted to illuminate the path towards greater medical independence. I wanted to help readers eat, move, lift, play, and sleep their way to the best “health insurance” of all: living in accordance with our […]

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