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9 Mar

Weekend Link Love

weekend link loveIn case you missed the big news, we released a new book last week: The South Asian Health Solution. Order a copy by Wednesday to get a free gift and a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with author Dr. Ronesh Sinha. Learn all the details here.

Episode #9 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. This time, we’re joined by Steve Levine, a regular guy who’s been doing the ancestral health thing for almost a decade. Steve explains how he incorporates Primal health practices into everyday life – to great effect.

I recently sat down (well, actually we were both standing) with Dave Asprey of the Bulletproof Executive to talk about epigenetics, the gut biome, arthritis, and tons more. Give it a listen!

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8 Mar

Primal Ramen Soup

Ramen1Ramen is Japanese soup made from pork broth, roasted pork, boiled noodles, and various toppings like vegetables, seaweed and egg. For many, the noodles are the main ingredient that the dish revolves around. But Primal ramen puts all the attention on the pork. Slow roasted pork, smoked pork shanks and bacon all play a role in making ramen that’s deeply flavorful and satisfying, even without noodles.

If you’ve traveled to Japan, then you’re familiar with the ubiquitous ramen shop serving steaming bowls of ramen that reflect the shop’s own distinctive style. If you were ever a hungry teenager or college student, then you’re definitely familiar with instant Top Ramen. This recipe is a far cry from instant ramen and not as labor intensive as ramen made in restaurants. It does take a little time to make (most of it hands-off) but suddenly all the ingredients come together. You’re rewarded with delicious steaming broth, tender slices of pork, vibrant collard greens and garnishes of egg, scallions and nori.

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7 Mar

Little by Little One Will Travel Far!

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 have struggled with weight since I was a little kid! I can remember when I was 13 my folks got me into the Diet Center in our town. I tried that for a year and lost a few pounds. I tried and it was just too much. I went to my folks one night with tears streaming down my cheeks saying I just can’t do this anymore!

I tried again in my late teens with Nutrisystem. I lost a few pounds, but had to give it up due to the fact that I could not afford it anymore. (The food was not that good anyway, so no real loss).

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6 Mar

How to Say “No” to Yourself

noIt’s opening day at the ballpark. You’ve been waiting for this for many long, cold months. Some of your favorite people are with you. It’s a beautiful day. You’re off work. Life is good. You ate before you came because, having decided to go Primal, you know to prep yourself. That said, a few innings into the game the beer is looking good and your tap water – not so much. “Surely, one can’t do that much damage,” you think. “It’s the season opener, for Pete’s sake.” Two more innings later, you’re hungry. You’re caught up in the fanfare. You’re mildly jealous of the friends around you and their “devil-may-care” eating habits. You watch the vendors making their way around the sections. You conjure up the concession stand menu in your mind as you remember it from last year (or a few years before). The inner negotiation begins. Which is the least of all evils? (And what’s coming around the soonest?) You settle on a hot dog because you don’t feel like getting up and missing any of the game. Five bucks later you’re settling in with your snack, even pushing the envelope on how much of the bun you’re going to eat. A few minutes later it’s all gone except for the tell-tale smear of mustard on your lip. Though your team eventually won the day, you’re not faring as well. Your stomach turns funky that evening. You feel that old familiar bloating. Even the next day you admit you’re in recovery mode. You realize then, you’re going to need a better “no” plan next time.

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5 Mar

Wishing You Were Here!

This is just a quick note and a few photos coming directly to you from PrimalCon Vacation Tulum, Mexico!

Over 160 people from all over the world (England, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, and across the U.S.) have come out for this event, and it’s been a tremendous pleasure meeting and sharing this incredible experience with all of them.

The bar truly has been raised here in Tulum, but we are prepared to top it at PrimalCon New York (June 5-8) and PrimalCon Oxnard (September 25-28) later this year. So come out and meet your tribe, learn from leading experts, play, have fun, relax, eat some of the best food you’ve ever eaten, and leave the weekend feeling rested, rejuvenated, and prepared to take control of your health for life. It’s what we do at PrimalCon. I hope to see you there. Grok on!

Not sure what PrimalCon is? Learn all about it here.

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