Month: March 2018

Primal Starter: Reframing Your Definition of Affluence

“Gratitude, with a capital G. The word should resonate as holy (which has the same root as healthy, and means whole), for without it, boredom prevails. With it, you acknowledge and appreciate life’s gifts. This embodiment extends beyond your attitude to become an actual personality trait, a stress management took, an an overall way of life. You live in gratitude because you are here today—appreciative of the lessons and journey of your past, however imperfect—for no other particular reason or caveat. And you remain in gratitude through the daily struggles that give meaning and richness to your life.

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Is the Autoimmune Protocol Right For You?

If you think going Primal is restrictive, the autoimmune protocol is downright draconian. But this is by design. The entire point of an autoimmune Primal/paleo protocol is to eliminate all the foods with the potential to trigger any allergenic, autoimmune, or inflammatory responses. That leaves out a lot of delicious foods, many of your favorites—but it can be a powerful way to assess your sensitivities, target the root causes of mysterious health problems, and illuminate a path forward. It gets you back to square one. A fresh start, a wiped slate.

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Primal Starter: 5 Exercises To Do At Work Today

I’ve been in meetings with the woman who did lunges in the corner while the rest of us sat around a conference table. I’ve watched a guy lift a kettlebell he kept under his desk every time he took a phone call. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. But not everyone works in a space where that would realistically fly. That said, frequent movement is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It’s the base of the Primal Blueprint Fitness Pyramid for good reason. So, if you’re stuck in cubicle land all day or can only get away for a few minutes at a time, what are some more “covert” ways to fit in some movement in your work day?

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5 Ways a Primal Health Coach Can Help You Overcome Sugar Addiction

Today’s post is offered up by Dr. Dana Leigh Lyons, certified Primal Health Coach and author of Sugar Addiction: 5 Healing Steps. 

Why, despite knowing the consequences, do we keep reaching for that extra piece (or two or three) of chocolate?

Well, let’s face it. For many of us, sugar addiction began when we were kids. Breaking a sugar habit is so hard! But it’s totally possible.

Sure, you could do it on your own…but as a Chinese Medicine doctor and health coach, I’ve found that personalized support and accountability are what make the most difference for most people.

That’s where a Primal Health Coach comes in! They can help you overcome sugar addiction and get you where you want to be with health and eating. Here’s how.

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Enjoy a Collagen Peptides Green Smoothie—And Win a Vitamix!

We’re serving up an early midweek recipe that will have you thinking spring—or St. Patty’s Day—along with a giveaway you won’t want to miss….

Fresh basil gives this refreshingly tart and tropical smoothie just a hint of herbal flavor. Boosted by Primal Kitchen® Collagen Peptides, this green smoothie offers ingredients that support healthy hair, skin and nails and connective tissue.

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Dear Mark: Folate Follow-up

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering five questions taken from last week’s folate post comment board. Does folic acid increase cancer risk? It’s an open question, but I think we have a pretty good idea of where the research points. Next, what other nutrients can help people with MTHFR mutations? Is there anything else someone with a deleterious variant should focus on eating? Third, is folate good enough, or should you look specifically for 5-methyltetrahydrofolate? Fourth, how do I know if I have a MTHFR variant that increases the need for folate? And finally, what specific form of folate am I using in Master Formula?

Let’s go:

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