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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 […]

1 Oct

Foodborne Illness Wrap-Up: The Role of Your Health and Your Food’s Health

One of the things I love about doing this blog is the continual incentive to examine different angles of issues, dig up varying resources around questions and discern ways our smallest choices establish our broader health. Much of what I discuss here involves avoiding chronic diseases – the lifestyle conditions that plague our modern Korg […]

28 Sep

Dear Mark: Lead in Crock Pots, Norovirus in Smoked Oysters, and Creatine and Carbs

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions from readers. First, what’s the deal with lead in crock pots? Some say lead leaches into the food when we cook with crock pots, while others aren’t so sure. And if the leaching of lead from crock pot ceramics into our food is, indeed, a […]

22 Sep

What You Need to Know About Foodborne Illness – Part 2: Kitchen Strategies

Last week’s post on foodborne illness might have set a few people’s teeth (or stomachs) on edge. For others, it might have brought up some unfortunate memories of weathering their own bouts of food poisoning. Regardless, reading much about these nasty little pathogens surely makes a person want to know how to steer clear of […]

15 Sep

What You Need to Know About Foodborne Illness – Part 1

It’s a regular headline: “# of People Sickened by Contaminated Food.” Most recently, it was a case of imported cucumbers with salmonella (one of the most common and serious foodborne pathogens) that resulted in at least 341 people ill and two dead across 30 states. It’s difficult when public service information shifts us toward viewing our […]

23 Aug

Weekend Link Love – Edition 362

I’m giving away three full-ride scholarships to the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification program to deserving individuals. If you’d like to be one of them, learn all the details here and submit your application by August 25. Research of the Week According to fMRI, stress makes junk food harder to resist. New safety guidelines for water drinking during exercise: “Using […]

21 Jul

From “The Games” to “The Cert”: The Story Behind the Grundler Brothers

Today marks the launch of an annual competition I’m sure you’re all familiar with: The CrossFit Games. For those of you out there who love CrossFit—for the challenge it offers, the physical results it produces, and the community it provides—you’ll get to tune in for a daily dose of inspiration. And for those of you who don’t practice […]

19 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 357

Interested in the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification Program? It’s easier to invest in yourself and go deeper into Primal living than ever before with our Dollar Down Payment Plan. Just put down $1 today and $89 for the next 12 months and you gain instant access to the most comprehensive online ancestral health program in […]

21 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 353

Get a free jar of organic coconut oil from Thrive Market (expires June 24). Research of the Week High levels of circulating coffee metabolites are associated with a lower colorectal cancer risk. People with non-celiac gluten sensitivity are more likely to have an autoimmune disease. Among people with hereditary neuroticism, consumption of fermented foods may reduce […]

20 May

Is Raw Milk Really Better?

I don’t drink much, if any, milk. A little cream in my morning coffee, good cheese regularly, some yogurt and kefir on occasion are about the extent of my dairy consumption. But milk? That pure white untouched fluid gushing from swollen udders? No, not really. Not anymore. It’s certainly a nutrient-dense food, don’t get me wrong, […]

3 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 346

It’s the deal of the year for Mark’s Daily Apple readers: Register to win a $500 shopping spree to Thrive Market, and claim a 2-month free membership, $10 off your first order, 4 Primal eBooks, a $10 coupon to PrimalBlueprint.com by May 6 (this Wednesday!). Learn all the details here. Research of the Week It’s […]

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 […]

22 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 340

I had a great time cooking, chatting about paleo tricks, and busting paleo myths on Camille’s Paleo Kitchen cooking show. Go check out the full episode, and wait for the paleogasm at the end. The 2015 Diabetes Summit kicks off tomorrow. Register today to get free access to my presentation and dozens of others over […]

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