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10 Oct

Grokfeast in North Carolina

On September 13th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 13 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness. Welcome stumblers and all newcomers to the Windsor Oaks […]

10 Oct

Grokfeast in San Antonio, Texas

On September 13th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 13 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness. The Grok-on-Tonians: Just who do they think they are? […]

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 […]

18 Sep

Weekend Link Love: Brain Teaser Edition

The Prize: Tanka Bars. Snack food made of buffalo. That’s pretty much all that needs saying. In the pursuit of quick-fix meat-chunk eats, Tanka is offering up a variety of Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites, and Tanka Wild Sticks (valued at around $100) to the winner of today’s post. BONUS: Enter “30DAYCHALLENGE” when ordering from TankaBar.com […]

18 Aug

The Modern Assault on Eyesight

We in the Primal community talk a lot about the modern medical situation – the growing prevalence of lifestyle disease and the misguided, costly paths conventional health wisdom too often prescribes. Still, some conditions seem less – well, conditional – than others. Take eyesight, for example. If we wear glasses or contacts, we look to […]

16 Aug

Does Eating Red Meat Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

If you already eat Primal, your email inboxes are most likely filling up with links to the story. Concerned mothers clutching the local paper’s “Health” section are calling (or, if they’re hip, texting). Smug vegetarian Facebook friends are posting the story on your wall, sans commentary. Yes, it’s about that time again. It’s another week, […]

14 Aug

Weekend Link Love – Edition 155

Videos and slides from the Ancestral Health Symposium are starting to go up, with more being added every day. Go take a look and see what you missed. In the middle of the symposium, Robb Wolf, Mat Lalonde, and yours truly recorded an episode of Robb’s Paleo Solution Podcast. Take a listen (and listen to […]

24 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 152

The Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook is finally available for pre-ordering on Amazon. If you place an order and send the authors your confirmation note, you’ll be entered to win a lovely Le Creuset 4-quart pot worth $220. What is the key to optimum happiness? I and others give our two cents. Does knowing a food’s […]

21 Jul

Eating Earth: Exploring the Mysterious World of Geophagy

A few weeks ago I got into an unusual conversation with a guy in a coffee shop. We were both passing through town – he for personal travel and me for business. We struck up a conversation waiting in line and ended up chatting for the remainder of our respective stops there. We talked about […]

17 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 151

My next book is available for pre-order on Amazon, but before you hop on over there to reserve your early-adopter copy, consider that, just like my previous book releases, I will be putting together a special pre-order offer for people that purchase it through PrimalBlueprint.com. Keep your eyes peeled this coming October. (P.S. Pay no […]

10 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 150

Have you ditched the Purel yet? Studies show that carpet-bombing your microbial passengers with antibiotic soaps and hand sanitizers is counterproductive and even dangerous, while simple soap works best. The United States Army banned Vibram Fivefingers (and, if anyone actually has a pair, those Fila knockoffs). To be fair, they do allow other minimalist offerings. […]

6 Jul

How Important is Food Variety?

I eat a pretty monotonous diet. I’m not averse to new foods or cuisines, and I’ll try just about anything, but my regular, day-to-day food is consistent and reliable. Check out a week in my life if you don’t believe me. Breakfast is either coffee, Primal Fuel, and/or an omelet. Lunch is usually a Big […]

29 Jun

7 Old School Ways to Relish Summer

There’s nothing like living Primal in summer. Certain aspects just come easier: the copious fresh produce, unlimited outdoor exercise, long daylight, ample sunshine. True, those of us in the warmer states have some year-long advantage here. Nonetheless, summer remains my favorite season – probably a result of my New England roots. The brevity of the […]

22 Jun

A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Chickens

Keeping backyard chickens has long been an interest of mine. I’ve never actually gone through with it, partly because I just don’t have the time, partly because the homeowners association would veto it in a heartbeat, and mostly because I have a very reliable, reasonably priced source of pastured, bug-eating chickens and chicken eggs. Nevertheless, […]

15 Jun

The Best Bug Repellent?

There’s an unofficial but infamous season this time of year in New England (my native homeland, for those of you who don’t know). In the weeks roughly between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is a period the locals call black fly season. For those of you unfamiliar with these creatures, there’s no overdramatizing their menace. […]

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