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10 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 347

Weekend Link LoveThe 2015 Primal Life Kit is available right now. It’s 55+ eBooks, 25+ discounts, and more paleo/Primal goodies, including my latest publication, The Primal Blueprint Definitive Guide to Sun Exposure and Vitamin D Health, all valued at more than $1,000 being offered for less than $40 through May 14th. Learn all the details here.

If you’re looking for a job and would rather avoid those awkward “donuts in the break room, jar of coconut oil on your desk” moments from the last one, Paleo f(x) is hiring.

Research of the Week

Indulging your creativity can fight stress (and help you get more work done).

According to a recent meta-analysis of controlled trials, exercise is really effective against depression.

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9 May

Cumin & Coriander Lamb Stir-Fry

Lamb Stirfry 3Stir-fries are a perfect weeknight meal. A stir-fry has meat, it has veggies, and everything is sautéed quickly in the same skillet (or wok). But when your stir-fry starts tasting the same, week after week, it’s easy to get bored. One simple way to change-up your standard stir-fry is to skip beef, pork and chicken and go for lamb instead.

It’s funny that lamb is rarely used in stir-fries because it’s really very good. Lamb tastes great with most Asian-inspired marinades and sauces, and it’s also really delicious if you want a whole new kind of stir-fry, one flavored by toasted cumin and coriander seeds, the warm heat of Sichuan peppercorns and fresh, cool herbs.

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8 May

From “Silly Fad” To Life-Changing Transformation

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-1-2So, I used to make croissants for a living.

I ran a small bakery, actually — but the croissants were really the stars of the show. They were cosmic; people would stand in line to buy them by the dozen. I loved them, too… especially toasted with extra butter and jam. They were, in fact, my primary fuel, along with coffee (of course!).

You would think that running around a hot kitchen all day, serving customers, and dealing with the general chaos that is food service, would burn enough calories to keep one in relatively good shape. Unfortunately, it became clear to me with the addition of twenty five extra pounds (on my 5’0″ frame), that was simply not the case. I was unhappy about the weight gain, but I chalked it up to an occupational hazard.

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7 May

The Primal Community Is More Diverse Than You Might Think

We’re cavemen/women-wannabes, deluded health nuts, nonconformist cynics, shameless meatlovers, barefoot rabble – the list goes on and on. People who don’t know any better may assume a lot of things about us. We’ve probably all been in these situations by now, right?

If you asked random people on the street about their perceptions of Primal/paleo adherents, I’d venture to say that a lot of them would say we’re beefy single men in our 20s – maybe 30s – who spend our days in the gym. Kinda funny, since the majority of MDA readers (by about 10% anyway) are actually women. And last time I checked not all of us – my “old” self included – have seen 30 in a while. We’re not all Californians or even warm weather folk who spend our days shirtless and surfing (even though the barefoot shoe fits this guy). Many of us, in fact, weather winters cold and long enough to mirror the worst ice age.

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6 May

How We’re Setting Our Kids Up to Be Fat, Sick, and Unhappy

I’ve been on a bit of a “children’s health and wellness” kick lately, with a couple posts discussing the importance — and, unfortunately, dearth — of free play and exploration in our children’s lives. Some of you have speculated via email that Carrie and I have something to announce, but that’s definitely not the case. This is simply an important topic for everyone with a stake in the future of this world. The mental, physical, and spiritual health of our children today will determine our trajectory through history in the decades to come. If a fat, sick, and unhappy generation takes the reins of this planet, nothing good will come of it.

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