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22 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 401

Weekend Link Love

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 new pilot study suggests psilocybin (from magic mushrooms) is a feasible anti-depressant.

Sex hormones—even exogenous ones—may lengthen telomeres.

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21 May

Fish Tartare: A Recipe from Good Fat, Bad Fat

Fish Tartare Top Image FinalIn honor of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest release, Good Fat, Bad Fat by Romy Dollé, we thought we’d share another recipe from this healthy fat resource. If you missed the Rösti with Fried Egg recipe from Tuesday, be sure to check that out too.

While this recipe calls for 3.5 ounces of sushi rice, keep in mind you can substitute cauliflower rice for a low-carbohydrate alternative. If you’re on board with white rice, and specifically resistant starch, then prepare the recipe as is.

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20 May

Going Primal Turned My Living Nightmare Into a Dream Come True

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 coming in. Thank you for reading!

real_life_stories_stories-1-2It’s hard to say where my Primal story really begins. Maybe it began in college, when I got used to living off of simple processed carbs (pasta, rice, bread) in order to keep my food expenses as low as possible. At one point I was spending less than $20 a week on food! And that included “eating out.” I would drive through a Zaxby’s or McDonalds and order just French fries. Cheap and delicious, right?

I managed to stay skinny with no effort and a lot of carbs. I was a size six when I started college, but when I—a.) became a coxswain for the crew team (you have to be as small as possible, as you’re the only one in the boat not pulling her weight) and b.) fell in love with my now husband, I quickly dropped to a size zero.

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20 May

We’re Looking for More PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Brand Ambassadors!

ambassadorsCalling all Primal Kitchen enthusiasts! Do you love our products? Does the idea of educating others on the benefits of wholesome, healthy, delicious ingredients pique your interest? Looking for some fun, flexible, part-time work? Then today is your lucky day! We’re expanding our Brand Ambassador team in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, Denver, CO, and New York City, NY.

If you (or someone you know) meet the requirements from the list below, and you’re looking for work with lots of control over your schedule, please apply by filling out the application and emailing your resume to sierra@primalkitchen.com. Go over our Brand Ambassador checklist and see if you’re a match. If you are, then you might be snagging a killer position in one of these cities!

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19 May

6 Reasons to Look Forward to Growing Old

6 Reasons to Look Forward to Getting Older FinalAs someone in his early sixties, I feel like I’m sometimes asked to be a spokesman for those in the “older” generations who are adamant (or even defiant) about staying smack in the center of life. I make no bones about my “live long, drop dead” philosophy (I even made accessories to the effect.) Numerous times I’ve shared that in some ways I’m just reaching what I consider my peak. There are days I genuinely think I’ve never had more fun, contentment and satisfaction in my life than I do right now. Unfortunately, the dominant culture pushes a different message for those of us over 50 (and definitely over 60). I’m talking about the message that these decades inevitably put us on the sidelines, ushering in an inevitable fade-out of all our faculties and enjoyments. But guess what? I’m here to tell you some good news: that doesn’t have to be your destiny. In fact, there’s a whole lot to look forward to as you grow older.

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