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22 Feb

Weekend Link Love – Edition 336

Weekend Link LovePrimal Kitchen™ Mayo officially launched this week! You can get single jars at Thrive Market. Register for an account at Thrive Market using this link and you’ll be entered to win a $500 gift certificate and 1 of 20 annual memberships ($60 value). Offer expires Wednesday, Feb. 25. Or you can order 3-packs from

Join me in Manly Beach, Australia next month, and in Southern California next September.

Research of the Week

Topical animal collagen — in this instance, from tilapia skin — quickens wound healing.

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21 Feb

Fish Tacos with Primal Mayo

PrimalPrimal Mayo has arrived, a delicious and healthful Primal and Paleo approved mayonnaise that’s made from real food ingredients and tastes like real mayonnaise. Finally, mayonnaise can once again be a convenient condiment that’s always in your fridge, rather than something you have to whisk together by hand every time!

Even if you’re not someone who regularly craves mayonnaise, a jar of Primal Mayo in your fridge makes it really easy to whip up all sorts of delicious salad dressings, sauces and dips. In this recipe, Primal Mayo is quickly transformed into zesty lime dressing and smoky chipotle sauce. Both the slaw and the sauce bring a ton of flavor to simple fish tacos.

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20 Feb

Going Primal Will Change Your Life for the Better!

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-1-2I’d like to share my success story as one of your biggest overseas fans! I don’t have many pics showing the differences in appearance before and after my shift to a Paleo/Primal lifestyle that I really want to share with the world. As you may imagine, I’m not particularly proud of my old appearance back then, if you know what I mean…

Since I wasn’t very happy with my heath (high body fat percentage, many allergies, food intolerances, frequent headaches, blood pressure, etc.), I first tried the Zone Diet by Barry Sears. Before adopting a Primal lifestyle I was quite overweight and I was plagued with many health issues: allergies to pollens (a lot of them) and dust, frequent joint and back pain, frequent (almost daily) migraine attacks, difficult digestion, gastric reflux, sleep apnea…just to name a few.

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19 Feb

6 Foreign Health Concepts from Around the Globe

Yamadera Mountain TempleMaybe it was running across the word Kummerspeck (literally translated from German as “grief bacon,” meaning weight put on through emotional eating). A strange term if there ever was one… The fact is, I’ve always been fascinated by how languages can reflect particular feelings or phenomena most of us would never think to put a word to. When it comes to the language of health and well-being, I think certain terms have the unique power to literally shift our perception. They make us think differently about the choices in front of us and the ways we interact with the the world. What health concepts can we learn from other cultures? How might they change our understanding of the choices we make every day – or how we view our options for living in general? Perhaps you have your own foreign terms that come to mind. I think these six concepts offer some intriguing food for thought.

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18 Feb

Primal Kitchen Mayo Is Now Available (PLUS a Chance to Win!)

Primal MayoIt’s finally here. The thick, creamy deliciousness you’ve been craving. Whipped up into a rich, velvety sauce that will transform your fish, meat, and vegetable dishes into MasterChef-worthy masterpieces. Primal Kitchen™ Mayo is packaged fresh and cuisine ready, and to celebrate this major evolution in the ancestral health community we’re holding a sweepstakes! All you have to do is enter with the click of a mouse at this link. Register to win a $500 gift certificate to Thrive Market and 1 of 20 free annual memberships to Thrive Market (a $60 value)! (Details to follow.)

Why all the buzz about Primal Kitchen Mayo? For starters, no more slaving away in the kitchen making labor-intensive homemade mayonnaise that’s likely to spoil in just a few short days. And no more slopping on runny unyoked “mayo” spreads made up of coconut and olive oils. Coconut oil is far too saturated and solid to mask as a mayo spread (not to mention, much too coconutty to impart that classic mayo taste), and olive oil is so distinct in flavor that it takes over the taste of the food it’s supposed to be complementing. Commercially available mayos use soybean oil as their base (ick!), but Primal Kitchen Mayo uses avocado oil to infuse its mayonnaise with a neutral flavor and thick creamy texture that doesn’t spoil before the expiration date or break apart into an oily mess.

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