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12 Feb

Is It Primal? – Popcorn, Corn Tortillas, Rye, and Other Foods Scrutinized

Every so often, people ask about foods that are clearly not Primal. While the more diehard among you might expect me to ignore and lambast these fine folks, I think this is the wrong tactic. We can’t have any sacred cows (except, perhaps, grass-fed ones) in this business; we must always be willing to examine […]

21 Jan

Dear Mark: Acrylamide, Sprint Alternatives, Gynoid Fat, and Adult Bed Sharing

In this week’s edition of Dear Mark, I’ll be covering three wide-ranging topics. First is acrylamide, the french fry toxin, the coffee carcinogen, the rat destroyer. It appears in almost every starchy item cooked or roasted at high heat, and it’s classified as a carcinogen. What do we do about it? Do we even have […]

16 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 221

Research of the Week New data reveals that eating fewer, larger meals is “more advantageous metabolically” for obese women than eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. Another dearly-held nutrition myth edges ever closer to chomping down on powdered particles of earth and waste matter. UC Berkeley researchers just found a new gene that […]

28 Nov

Top 9 Most Important Foods to Buy Organic

In a perfect world, we’d all be shopping at farmers markets for our produce, tending to bug-eating, orange yolk-producing chickens in our backyards, pooling our resources with other folks to divvy up grass-fed and/or pastured animals, having the farmers who produce our food over for dinner, milking the A2-casein grass-fed teats with our bare hands […]

23 Nov

I Have Never Felt Better in My Life

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 […]

30 Oct

Is It Primal? – Spirulina, Chlorella, Amaranth, and Other Foods Scrutinized

There are many thousands of foods out there at our beck and call, and you want to know which ones are Primal-approved and which ones are not. I know this because I get a lot of emails from you guys asking me about this food or that food. I’m happy to give my perspective, but […]

17 Oct

Should You Worry About Genetically Modified Food?

A new study came out last month out of France. In it, researchers found that rats on diets consisting of 11%, 22%, and 33% Roundup-resistant genetically modified corn developed far more mammary tumors than control rats on non-GMO corn diets. GMO diet rats died earlier and in greater numbers. Why is this study notable amidst all […]

3 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 192

Is elevated cholesterol just a marker for sunlight deficiency? How to shop for kids’ shoes (video), featuring KStarr. Paleo bumperstickers have officially been released. Go get yours today. The FDA recently ruled against the Corn Refiners Association, saying that its petition to change the name of “high-fructose corn syrup” to “corn sugar” would confuse the […]

7 Mar

Can We Feed the World on the Primal Blueprint Diet? – Part 2

Last week, I opened the discussion of whether or not the whole world could go Primal. As you may recall, I noted that given the realities of our infrastructure, our policies, and the entrenched interests who wield considerable amounts of power and influence, practically speaking such a dramatic shift simply isn’t likely anytime soon. While […]

4 Mar

Weekend Link Love – Edition 180

Next time you make creamy turmeric tea, add some black pepper to the mix. The piperine in pepper enhances the bioavailability of the curcumin in turmeric. Did cooking make us human? If you’re still curious about or a little shaky on epigenetics, this nine and a half minute video is a fantastic and approachable introduction […]

20 Feb

Dear Mark: Should I Consume Caffeine Before My Workout?

In today’s edition of Dear Mark, I cover a topic near and dear to many of your hearts: caffeine. But I don’t just cover caffeine; I explore whether caffeine truly does act as a diuretic, especially during exercise, and whether or not caffeine can actually be helpful to athletic performance. Should we all be downing […]

15 Feb

8 Reasons Why You Act Against Your Own Better Judgment

We all make poor choices against our better judgment. It’s kind of what makes us human – the tendency to actively and willfully make decisions that will result in unfavorable outcomes. Sure, the candy bar tastes good, but you know you’ll feel awful after eating it. Yeah, that blog is fun to read, but you […]

22 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 174

Both Robb Wolf and I made yet another Greatist list, this time for two of the “must-read” health and fitness blogs for 2012. I would tend to agree. Vibram Five Fingers popped up at a recent award show. Or, in old timey gossip rag speak: Sassy Starlet Sports Showstopping Simian Shoes! My good friend Richard […]

7 Aug

Weekend Link Love – Edition 154

Somehow, I don’t think melatonin-laced brownies will catch on like other enhanced baked goods, but maybe I’m wrong. What do you think? A chef conquers rheumatoid arthritis in part by ditching processed food and eating more olive oil, almonds, greens, sardines, anchovies, and stone fruits. I ain’t surprised one bit. The Primal Parent describes her […]

12 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 146

Attention, doctors: contact Chris to be placed on the new Primal Docs network. Are you addicted to sausages? This man certainly is. Can any UK readers vouch for the quality of these Mcwhinney’s Irish pork sausages? Are they worth risking clinical addiction? There’s nothing more enjoyable on a Sunday morning than reading about the collusion […]

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