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18 Jan

Doctors as Middlemen?: Direct-to-Consumer Online Testing Services and Other Consumer Health Trends

An alarming new health trend has medical professionals scurrying around issuing dire warnings of impending doom and death. As a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal relays, consumers are taking their health into their own hands by foregoing expensive, redundant doctor’s visits in favor of mail order lab tests. Blood lipids, A1C, vitamin D, […]

16 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 126

I was laughing and wincing at the same time reading Hunter-Gatherer‘s analysis of the particular idiocy of a NY Citibank ad featuring gourmet cupcakes. On a positive note, one of the two gourmet cupcake shops here in Malibu recently closed. Reader Eric sent me this tidbit about where red food dye comes from. And to […]

10 Jan

Monday Musings: Importance and Simplicity of Physical Activity for Oldsters

A few studies caught my attention this week, not for being all that surprising or groundbreaking or even new, but because they jibed with something I’ve been mulling over: physical activity in old age. Studies: the first and second. I grouped these together because they largely deal with the same thing. The first, actually a […]

26 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 123

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas. Is it a tradition in your family for someone to recite “Twas the Night Before Christmas?” Let’s just hope that someone wasn’t Werner Herzog. And now, on to something related to health… For those of you who keep emailing me about the blood type diet, Primal Wisdom has an […]

19 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 122

If this story doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will. Melissa McEwen is fond of ponies. On her plate! Congratulations are in order. After a four year engagement, I can now proudly announce that Jenny Craig is married to Nestle Corp. Mazel tov! Here’s a good example of why evoking the question “What […]

10 Dec

2 More Success Stories from Mark’s Daily Apple Readers

It’s time for another round of Primal Blueprint success stories. It’s been a real pleasure receiving these messages from Mark’s Daily Apple readers and being able to share them with the community. As you’ll read, Malika sent hers in recently after reading a bunch of stories submitted by other readers. If you have a Primal […]

9 Dec

The Psychology of Giving Up Junk Food

It’s probably the biggest thing that makes some people hesitate in going Primal. Sure, they appreciate the logic and sensibility of the Blueprint lifestyle. They value the chance to improve their health and effectively lose weight. They love the idea of having more energy. They salivate over the prospect of bacon. But then comes the […]

7 Dec

Adult Sports Leagues, and Why You Should Join One

Last week’s post on the buddy system got me thinking about the importance of general camaraderie in physical activity, beyond just the fact that having a person who relies on you to work out will get you off your butt and moving. I think you can go further than a single buddy – how about […]

22 Nov

Monday Musings: Torcetrapib Part Deux? and Keto Diets Seize the Day

Overburdened doctors sure do love tangible targets, like lipid numbers. They’re easy to hit with drugs. There’s no guesswork – statins and the like actually do lower cholesterol (whether that’s helpful or harmful is the question) – and that makes a physician’s life simpler. Oh, sure, lifestyle changes work, but most patients won’t bother trying […]

18 Nov

When Grok Lives with Korg, or How to Cope With an Unsupportive Partner

When I introduced a forum thread asking folks to share their top three challenges in going Primal, one issue got major traction: the S.O. factor (significant other, for those of you not into the whole online brevity thing). It’s a familiar story. One partner takes on a new health commitment. Life changes for that person. […]

15 Nov

Monday Musings: Meditation for Life Extension and the Twinkie Guy

Upfront disclaimer: stress is my big issue. I have most everything about my life pretty well dialed in, but I just don’t handle stress the way I probably should (or the way I tell other people they should). Most people have the vague notion that meditation is good, usually in a psychological, somehow “not physical” […]

14 Nov

Weekend Link Love – Edition 117

Sure, evolution is important to health. But how about business and relationships? Evolvify aims to become a hub for the evolutionary-minded. Would you rather go skiing or parachuting? Why not do both at the same time! (Warning: video contains both insanity and bliss.) Happy Meals are sad. And in San Francisco they are very sad […]

1 Nov

Monday Musings: Marathons and Heart Damage

This post is the first in what may become a new series here on MDA. Most of my articles are full-length feature articles. While I love and will continue to do them I think there’s room for a post each week that’s a little less formal; something shorter than my usual fare that’s published each […]

17 Oct

Weekend Link Love – Edition 114

To all the folks who found my free Grok tattoo offer on the final contest post of the 30 Day Challenge, your tats are in the mail! And speaking of which, it’s not too late to enter that last contest, but do it fast. Cheers to reader Eric for finding this gem (PDF) in the […]

7 Oct

Grokfeast in North Carolina

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow, courtesy of US Wellness. Vote for your favorite on October 8. My extended family is becoming more and more interested in eating […]

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