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11 Sep

New Study: Exercise is Good and Lowers Obesity

double helix magnifiedIn a new study out of the Archives of Internal Medicine investigators discovered that even people with extra copies of the “fat mass and obesity” genes called FTO did NOT get fatter if they were active throughout the day. In other words, a so-called genetic predisposition to obesity was effectively avoided when the owners of the so-called defective genes were active four to five hours a day doing low-level aerobic stuff. And it didn’t have to be much: brisk walking, housecleaning and gardening were sufficient. Just like Grok did in the original Primal Blueprint. 900 calories day of this was plenty.

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10 Sep

Going Grubby: The Primal Benefits of Dirt, Dust and Dishevelment

soilClearly, cleanliness is next to godliness, as they say, in this country. The number of products devoted to the sacred rite of purging and scouring American households staggers the imagination. (Ever roamed the cleaning supply aisles at Target? It’s a trip unto itself.) Every strength, size, scent, packaging, active ingredient, and formula (Would you prefer powder, gel, spray, cream, or specially concentrated disk?). But wait! There’s the anti-bacterial, virus-killing, and “odor shielding” options. And, of course, we now have a plethora of “green” cleaners infiltrating the line up. (Some more green than others.)

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9 Sep

10 Primal Meals in 15 Minutes or Less

Many people think that cooking healthy meals has to be a difficult and time-consuming task. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. (And even if it was true, isn’t the extra effort worth it?) Others of you, meanwhile, are new to this whole Primal Lifestyle and are looking for quick and easy recipes to help you adjust to this new, healthier way of life!

We have heeded your call for more recipes in last week’s “Dear Readers: What do You Want?” If you’re game, read on to learn ten Primal – and truly easy – quick meals.

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8 Sep

Fox News: Best Way to Lose Weight?

FYI – I was on Fox News Los Angeles again this morning. This time I answered the question, “Is Exercise the Best Way to Lose Weight?” Check out the video and then hit me up with a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks everyone!

Update: Here is a link to the post on my first Fox News appearance. Check it our for more videos.

A couple side notes:

1. I am aware of the problems we are having with MDA as viewed in Internet Explorer and AOL. I am working on getting things back in order. I apologize for the inconvenience. Just know that I am at least as frustrated with it as you could possibly be.

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8 Sep

Dear Mark: Is Flax Bad?

flax seedsDear Mark,

I’ve been researching flax and am ready to pull the plug on my dedicated flaxseed grinder. The kicker was seeing flaxseeds associated with prostate cancer. What’s your take?

Thanks to reader Clare for the thoughtful correspondence on flax. This is exactly why I love doing this blog. Research continues to unfold, and the conversation never fails to engage and inspire me.

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