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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 […]

23 Jan

The Struggles of a Navy Man: Fighting Bad Conventional Advice with Primal Successes

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 […]

7 Jan

7 Common Calorie Myths We Should All Stop Believing

Many people think weight loss is simply about cutting calories. They believe that to lose weight, you must reduce calories (either eat less or burn more), to gain weight you must add calories, and to maintain weight you keep calories constant. To these folks, calories in, calories out is the only thing that matters. They […]

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 […]

23 Sep

Artificial Sweeteners May Leave You Absolutely Gutted

Several years ago, I covered the popular artificial sweeteners sucralose, acesulfame-k, aspartame, and saccharin, finding mixed results and little to confirm the widely-held view that they provoke an insulin response. I also wrote about diet soda in general, coming out generally against them while acknowledging the lack of hard evidence either way. But artificial sweeteners […]

15 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 300

Forget standing workstations. The new ergonomics movement sweeping the startup world is the fetal position workstation. Kidding aside, the typical sedentary office environment is a serious public health problem, and we’re tackling it head on. I’m working with biomechanist and popular author Katy Bowman on a comprehensive multimedia course called Don’t Just Sit There!. Stay tuned for more on that in […]

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