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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Month: December 2017

Weekend Link Love — Edition 483

Research of the Week
Interval training before an all-nighter mitigates the sleep deprivation-induced insulin resistance.

Early retirees may increase their risk of early death.

The size of wine glasses in England has increased about six-fold since the 1700s.

Daily leafy greens linked to lower cognitive decline.

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Instant Pot Garlic and Ginger Short Ribs with Sweet Potatoes

The combination of bone broth, coconut aminos, fish sauce and balsamic vinegar makes such an incredible braising sauce for meat, it’s easy to imagine using the sauce for more than just short ribs. Then again, these short ribs are so good and so easy to make, why bother changing up this recipe at all?

An Instant Pot comes to the rescue again, making the meat fall-off-the-bone tender in 35 minutes flat. The braising sauce, plus garlic and ginger, impart rich umami flavor. Savory, sweet, salty and funky flavors are all there in perfect balance. These Instant Pot short ribs really are irresistible.

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I Feel More Confident, Strong, Grounded and Energized

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!

My doctor introduced me to Paleo eating in 2013 when I presented with symptoms of brain fog, low energy, anxiety, and mood disorder stuff that was destroying my life and career. He told me that he could not help me if I didn’t start eating meat again, and put veganism behind me.

Up to that point I had been a vegan for 13 years. I got into vegetarianism for asthma/allergies as a teenager, which lead me to being vegan. The allergies/asthma didn’t go away until I moved away from my family despite my best efforts to eat vegan and do tons of fasts, cleanses, and meditation.

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Kitchen Tips for Primal Holiday Entertaining

There’s no ancestral tradition more meaningful than sharing a meal together. Holiday parties and dinners are when we come together to celebrate the bonds we have and the promise of a new year. Whether planned or impromptu, the effort doesn’t have to compromise the enjoyment. The best gatherings are simple and casual, and your menu can reflect that. Today we’re offering a holiday party rundown of favorite recipes that allow you to offer the best in Primal hospitality for all your entertaining events this season.

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The Best of 2017: Research Insights and Other Breakthroughs

Each year is fuller than the last. More and more scientific papers are published each year, and that trend is only quickening. The same trend goes for books, products, businesses. Humans are incredible producers. It’s what we do—create and consume.

So, whenever I do a “year in review” type of post, it’s harder than the previous year. There’s too much to cover. Hell, in 2017 alone there were over 17,000 papers published on saturated fat. 17,000.

But let’s give it a shot. What are some takeaways as we finish out 2017?

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Grok’s Favorite Things: 14 Gifts For Yourself (or Other Primal Types in Your Life)

Grok may not have an entire cable network or billions of dollars in net worth, but I’d suggest he’s at least as good as Oprah at picking good gifts. This is his gift list for 2017. For a dude whose idea of high technology was an atlatl, it’s an impressive one.

If you’re shopping for the Primal types in your life, or maybe you want to treat yourself to something not just nice but useful, use this gift guide for ideas.

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