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4 Jun

Free Gift! Cooking Inspiration: 60+ Paleo Recipes (Plus a $1000 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes)

I’ve got another free gift for you, and it’s a tasty one.

The Thrive Market Communal Table Cookbook is a brand new digital cookbook featuring more than 60 real-food recipes from the country’s top names in ancestral health and wellness: Chris Kresser, Robb Wolf, Michelle Tam and others, including me. Every recipe is primal approved and made with wholesome, affordable ingredients. And they have all been tested and perfected at Thrive Market headquarters in Los Angeles.

All you have to do to receive your free digital cookbook today is click this link and register for Thrive Market for free (no purchase required). And if you’ve already registered with Thrive Market, simply enter your username and password and then click to download the book right on the page. That’s it! This free gift and sweepstakes is only available from June 4th to June 10th, so you have a few days to nab your free cookbook.

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3 Jun

7 Old Wives’ Tales That Aren’t Utter Nonsense

“Oh, that’s just an old wives’ tale” is an easy way to disarm and disregard someone else’s claims about health. But it’s also lazy and, sometimes, just plain misleading. So what if a particular claim comes from folk wisdom? Is it all nonsense? Are all old wives’ tales necessarily incorrect? As you’ll see down below, folk wisdom is sometimes just plain old wisdom. Many of these “stories” have a basis in fact. And many of us would be better off heeding some of these old wives’ tales.

So, which ones are actually couched in real wisdom? Which tales are being borne out by modern research? Let’s find out:

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2 Jun

The Myth of Perfect Conditions: 9 Common Excuses Used to Delay Exercise

It’s the Goldilocks Syndrome…. It’s too hot to exercise. It’s too cold. It’s too early. It’s too late. I’m too tired or busy or overweight or overwhelmed. When x, y, or z changes, things will be better, easier. That’s not long to wait, right? And, so, we talk ourselves into waiting and out of working toward fitness. All the while, we’re fully convinced we have the world’s most pragmatic mindset. What else could we do in such a situation? It’s just the way it has to be. Exercise just can’t happen under these circumstances. And so we give away our chance at vitality because we’re married to a set of conditions, which become – like it or not – our excuses.

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1 Jun

Dear Mark: The Linoleic Acid Content of Phosphatidylserine, and Optimal Sleeping Position/Location

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up, what’s the deal with phosphatidylserine, one of the (most crucial) ingredients in Primal Calm? It’s a derivative of linoleic acid-rich oil, so what’s it doing in one of my supplements? Find out if you need to worry about undue levels of linoleic acid from taking Primal Calm. Then, are there any benefits to sleeping on one’s back as opposed to on one’s side? And how about sleeping outdoors under the stars and being woken up by the birds — is there any reliable reason that would improve the quality of our sleep and help us wake up more energized?

Let’s find out:

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31 May

Weekend Link Love – Edition 350

Weekend Link LoveMy team and I have just released a new podcast: The Primal Endurance Podcast, on developing a healthy, balanced, primal-aligned approach to endurance training and racing. Leave a review on iTunes by the end of today and get a free copy of my latest eBook on living a barefoot-dominant lifestyle Amazing Feets! Learn all about the new podcast and the free eBook offer here.

The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand is holding its first symposium on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand, and you do not want to miss it. I know I have lot of AUS/NZ readers out there, so buy your tickets today and get out to Queenstown October 23-25.

Tony Federico of Paleo Magazine Radio just did a Paleo f(x) recap episode featuring interviews with 17 presenters from the conference, including yours truly. Go give it a listen!

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