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12 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 404

Weekend Link LoveHuge announcement this week. I just launched my Primal Health Coach program and I’m really excited about what’s to come. There’s also a new blog dedicated to Primal Health Coaching topics. Check it out.

Research of the Week

When you’re trying to improve aerobic capacity and mitochondrial function, should you run farther or faster? Yes.

Genes can predict professional success, income, personality, and even likability, but not happiness.

How different dietary fats affect alcoholic liver disease.

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11 Jun

Chicken Parmesan

chicken parm1This Italian dish borrows an Asian trick for frying chicken: Use potato starch instead of flour and/or breadcrumbs for a crispy and gluten-free coating. Potato starch has been mentioned before as a potentially beneficial resistant starch. Unfortunately, heating potato starch can negate its RS function, which means you won’t benefit from eating it in this recipe. But it doesn’t change the fact that potato starch is gluten-free and, more importantly (if you love fried chicken), it’s a perfect crispy, crunchy coating.

Plus, with a few other easy changes, you can turn Chicken Parmesan into a completely Primal meal: spaghetti squash instead of noodles, flavorful, juicy chicken thighs instead of breasts, and only a light sprinkle of aged cheese.

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10 Jun

Thanks to Primal Living, at 49 I Look and Feel Better Than Ever

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’ve been thinking about submitting my success story for a while, but held back because it wasn’t super dramatic. I didn’t lose 100 pounds or reverse diabetes. But I am more confident, energetic and adventurous than ever as I approach my 50th birthday, and it all started with upgrading what I was putting into my body.

I’ve always been relatively healthy, and I give a lot of credit to my family. Despite growing up in the 1970’s, there was no Tang or Tab served at 110 Glynn Lane. My mom bought organic bread from a local bakery, and fresh produce from a co-op. Some of our meat was even grass-fed since my grandmother lived on a wonderful farm.

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9 Jun

Introducing the Primal Health Coach Program (and Why I Consider It One of Our Most Important Endeavors)

PHC_Certified_Blue_OnWhiteA couple years ago I had one of my biggest visions yet—something that felt bold, insistent, and personal. Approaching nearly a decade of putting my passion and resources into Mark’s Daily Apple, I knew the movement and community it had helped inspire were at a threshold point. I’d heard from so many readers over the years (many of them health practitioners) who were living according to the Primal Blueprint with incredible results but were increasingly frustrated by the lack of public attention and educational resources for this path to health. Some were even in the midst of medical training, receiving instruction on the worn, conventional teachings around nutrition, fitness, weight loss and chronic disease. These readers asked in their messages how they could reframe their education as well as medical practice to include the truths of the Primal Blueprint as they had experienced them first-hand. Could there be a means of direct Primal instruction to match that of conventional sources? Clearly, it was time to take Primal education to a new level, and that’s how the Primal Blueprint Certification was born.

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8 Jun

14 Ways to Help You Look Primal

14 Ways to Help You Look Primal FinalDo you look Primal?

I don’t refer to chiseled abs, prominent shoulder striations, and bulging calves that draw queries from failed actors. I’m not talking about loincloths, or fur togas, or wild unkempt hair and scraggly beards, or any of the other aesthetic choices paleo-reenactors make. In fact, this isn’t about your appearance at all; it’s about how you’re using your eyes to look at the world.

I mean: are you using your eyes in an evolutionarily-congruent fashion? Do you look Primal?

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