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29 Sep

Dear Mark: To Tea or Not to Tea?

Dear Mark,

Do the benefits of tea outweigh its negatives (caffeine, teeth staining, etc.)? Is tea a worthy substitute to a glass of water? If so, how many times a week should one drink tea?

Given our big fall theme the last week or so, I thought this was an especially timely question. The truth is it’s nice to kick back at night with something warm (even in California) once Autumn hits. Call it nostalgia if you will.

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28 Sep

Weekend Link Love – Edition 17

I Look Like Fit gives step by step instructions on how to get a comprehensive workout in with no gym equipment in sight.

Zen Habits provides 10 unbeatable tips to overcoming micro-addictions.

You may be feeling the financial pinch, but your workout certainly doesn’t have to. Blogger 60 in 3 tells you how to score some serious bargains on everything you need for fitness.

Thinking of ditching the gym in favor of home workouts? Burning the Scale gives you a shopping list (and a few handy tips!) to get started.

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27 Sep

Sports Fans, Fish Eyes and Dental Hygiene

Ah, yes. Another mishmash of random yet relevant contemporary science news updates is upon us. This week’s offering includes news that engaging in sports (or even just being a fan) can improve one’s mental faculties; that though a diet rich in oily fish is supremely beneficial to your overall health, just a once-a-week fishy fix can protect your eyesight in old age; and that a link between gum disease and heart disease has been established. Interesting enough, but how do these studies relate to – or even support – the Primal Blueprint? Read on to find out.

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26 Sep

Fantastic Fall Recipes

This week, we hyped some of Fall’s finest vegetables and, while they all sounded great, you’re not exactly sure what to do with them.

Read on to discover some of delicious Primal Autumn recipes…

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25 Sep

Kettlebellin’ for Strength

Dietary advice and nutrition trends get the brunt of our attention here at MDA, but an equally crucial component to the Primal Blueprint is the development of functional strength and fitness through Primal exercises. Lifting heavy weights, running intense sprints, and incorporating constant, steady movement into your day mimic the activities of early man and represent the most efficient path to fitness. The free weights at the gym are great, but you don’t always have time to get there. Short of absconding into the wilderness for a boulder-lifting, tree climbing, beast hunting sabbatical, investing in a few kettlebells will give you the means to emulate some of the more savage strength building movements our ancestors employed, without having to drive to a gym.
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