Month: November 2019

Weekly Link Love — Edition 57

Research of the Week
Eating peanuts before one year of age may protect against peanut allergy.

High levels of de novo lipogenesis-derived fatty acids linked to heart disease.

Oyster farming is environmentally congruent.

Fat cats.

Given ad libitum access to food, dogs prioritize fat and protein over carbs.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Per Primal tradition, the bees and I are off for the day.

I’ve said before that I consider Thanksgiving to be the most Primal of holidays. The elevated act of preparing and sharing a traditional meal is about as basic—and sacred—as human ceremony gets. It’s like gathering around a fire together. We bask in the comfort of ritual and cycle this time of year. We offer thanks for the year’s blessings.

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Late To the Healthy Living Game? 10 Essential Tips Making the Transition to Better Health

Many people get to age 60 or so and, if they haven’t lived a healthy, active life up to that point, assume it’s too late for them. After all, things only get harder the older you get. You’ve got aches and pains. Your doc is always reminding you about your weight. Things creak and crack. You look wistfully at the gym you pass by every day, thinking to yourself, “It would never work.”

At least, that’s how most people deal with getting old: they lament their “inability” to do anything about it as oblivion approaches and overtakes them.

Forget all that. While you can’t turn back the chronological clock, you can “de-age” yourself by engaging in the right diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. So—how?

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6 Mind-Body Approaches for Menopause

As we covered in Parts I and II of this series, during perimenopause and menopause women can experience a complex web of physical, psychological, and social symptoms.

The treatment usually prescribed by doctors, hormone therapy (HT), is controversial and not appropriate for some women. I won’t get into the HT debate here—Mark did a great job covering the pros and cons recently. Suffice it to say that HT isn’t the answer for everyone, and it’s not a panacea by any means.

Whether or not they choose to go the HT route, many women desire additional support during perimenopause and beyond. For the sake of keeping this post from becoming a novella, I’m going to focus on mind-body therapies today.

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Join Me For January Keto Month!

Good morning, folks. So, is it too soon to start looking ahead to 2020?

I’m joking. I’m on social media, I’ve seen all the posts urging, “There’s only ____ days left in this decade. What will you do to make it epic?!” (Feels like a little too much pressure, but maybe that’s just me.)

Still, the countdown to 2020 has begun, and I have a proposition for you….

How about this January, instead of the typical New Year’s Resolution to lose 20 pounds, go to the gym every single day, and give up wine cold turkey, you resolve to learn something? Specifically, what if you resolve to learn how to go keto and why I think the Primal approach is the healthiest, most well-rounded, and least stressful way?

And what if you resolved to do it with my help and with the support of the keto+Primal community? Did I mention I have a video—and a meal plan for it?

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Creamed Spinach

The creamed spinach many of us grew up with was too often overdone and underwhelming. It’s a genuine shame because spinach can and should retain its bright and distinct taste in the final dish as well as texture. In this recipe, you’ll find both. Sauteed mushrooms and shallots add nuance to what remains full, fresh flavor.

We’ve used coconut cream here, but use regular dairy or any non-dairy cream you prefer. Serving suggestion: Top with some parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano or pecorino at the end for a nice finish. We love this with a juicy beef roast.

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