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7 Feb

Weekend Link Love – Edition 386

Research of the Week Cooking (and even frying) with extra virgin olive oil increases the antioxidant capacity of and creates new polyphenols in vegetables. Urban gardeners are safe from lead poisoning, even with high lead content in the soil (just don’t eat the dirt). Vaginal bacteria swabs may replace missing microbes in c-section babies. Turtles must taste really good. […]

10 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 382

Help make Mark’s Daily Apple and @primalkitchenfoods shine! Consider nominating us for Paleo Magazine’s Best of 2015 list! If you could spare just a few moments, here are the categories the Worker Bees and I would like to be nominated for: Best Blog (General Health/Wellness): Mark’s Daily Apple Best Podcast (General Health/Wellness): The Primal Blueprint Podcast […]

3 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 381

PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Salad Dressings have landed! Get a free bottle of my new Greek Vinaigrette from Thrive Market while supplies last. Research of the Week Mindfulness meditation increases activation of brain areas linked to focus and reduces activation of areas linked to mind wandering. Low-dose ketamine is effective against depression. Watching yourself eat junk food […]

1 Jan

How 21 Days Transformed Me for Life

It’s Friday, 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 […]

24 Dec

Do You Have Something To Look Forward To?

This time of year it’s fun to remember the Christmases when my kids were young, and I’d venture many of us can recall similar experiences—whatever holiday they were part of. The night before, each of them would be practically leaping out of their own skin in excitement. Falling asleep was a near impossibility as they […]

21 Dec

PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Is Hiring – Apply Today!

Calling all PRIMAL KITCHEN™ enthusiasts! We’re hiring part-time employees in the following cities: San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Boulder, Portland and Seattle. If you meet the requirements from the list below, and you’re looking for part-time work with control over your schedule please apply by filling out the application here and emailing a picture of […]

2 Dec

8 Common Cold Cures That Actually Seem to Work

Winter is nearly here, and it’s getting cold out there. We’re staying inside, cloistered together, sharing bodily fluids, and trading germs. The sun is weak, if it’s out at all, our vitamin D levels are shot, and our immune system is suffering. Many of us are traveling in planes, trains, and automobiles tightly packed with […]

1 Dec

Antibiotic Resistance: Are We All Doomed?

The future prospects of antibiotics look grim. Headline after headline proclaims the mounting resistance to antibiotics among pathogenic bacteria and the impending inefficacy of our best drugs to fight them. Antibiotic-resistant “pig MRSA” has been documented moving from pigs to people in several countries, including Denmark and Holland. That same MRSA has also been found […]

17 Nov

Should You Reduce Your Iron Intake?

Iron has an unequivocally positive reputation among the general public. After all, pregnant women use it to construct tiny humans, tiny humans use it to become slightly larger, more functional humans, and our cells require it to grow. And in many developing countries, iron deficiency is a real issue. Too little iron can have disastrous […]

11 Nov

Blindspots Even Informed Paleo Enthusiasts Often Have

You read Mark’s Daily Apple every day. Paleo health, nutrition, and fitness folks populate your Twitter feed almost exclusively. You’ve got several PubMed alerts set up, helping you stay on top of the emerging evidence. Everyone in your immediate circle knows to come to you with questions about diet and exercise. You’ve been living like […]

10 Nov

15 Alternatives to Sitting Meditation

No longer the sole province of the hemp-swathed sprouting enthusiast, meditation’s popularity has exploded across our collective faces. Tech companies have embraced mindfulness meditation as the ultimate productivity. Google has “mindful lunches,” complete with prayer bells and hour-long vows of silence. And as legitimate meditation researchers uncover more benefits to our brains, our bodies, and our psyches, […]

3 Nov

Primal Blueprint Publishing Update: Get Ready for Some New Books

As you learned from my recent blog posts about our latest releases Fruit Belly and The Primal Prescription, things are cranking up in the Primal Blueprint Publishing world. Over the past couple of years, we took a bit of a respite from our usual pace of releasing titles to focus on some big internal projects, […]

31 Oct

Quick & Easy Salmon Cakes

This is a guest post from Diane Sanfilippo, author of Practical Paleo and the wildly popular blog, BalancedBites.com. Diane often leaves a lot of space to make her recipes your own, and this one is no exception. This recipe can easily be modified to switch up flavors, or for those following a low FODMAP diet. […]

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27 Oct

6 Hidden Superfoods You Probably Already Have in Your Pantry

I generally don’t subscribe to the idea of superfoods. While I’ll try your obscure Amazonian berry that spent a fortnight fermenting in a capybara’s colon, I won’t join your pyramid scheme to help sell it. I may very well add a teaspoon of gelatinized maca root to my smoothie, but I won’t claim it’s responsible […]

19 Oct

Dear Mark: Do Hunter-Gatherers Sleep Less Than We Thought?

For years, we’ve thought that hunter-gatherers slept like babies: long and hard. They’d drift off as the sun dropped, lingering around the ubiquitous campfire only for a short time, sleep a good 8-10 hours, and waking up at first light bright eyed for the next day. For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m examining a study […]

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