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Why Do I Feel Tired All the Time?

April 28 2020 - “I’m tired all the time.” “I have no energy.” “I’m too tired to go to the gym.” “I need a nap.” Walking around in a fog seems like standard operating procedure nowadays. No m...

Why Am I Waking Up at 3am?

September 08 2020 - Whenever I write about sleep, I hear from a chorus of people who struggle to sleep through the night. Anecdotally, it seems a far more common complaint than difficulty falling asleep in the first plac...

Should You Track Sleep?

March 11 2020 - Tracking certain things makes sense, if you go for that sort of thing. Tracking step count is hard without a device. No one's going to count every step they take in their head. You'd quickly go mad do...

Does “Sleep Hacking” Work?

July 04 2018 - You can "hack" a lot of your health, diet, and lifestyle. You can cook the entire week's meals ahead of time, buy high-quality prepackaged foods and ready-to-cook meals, cover your nutritional bases w...

The Definitive Guide to Sleep

March 24 2010 - Sleep Awareness Week (as sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation) technically ended March 13th, but somehow I’m guessing there are just as many sleep deprived folks milling about this week as the...

Sleep More to Forget Less

July 20 2008 - A study presented this week at the Forum of European Neuroscience conference in Geneva, Switzerland suggests that a good night's sleep can improve memory. For the study, researchers from the Univer...

How Light Affects Our Sleep

March 04 2010 - Most people are at least cursorily familiar with the concept of the circadian rhythm. For those who aren’t, the circadian rhythm refers to our internal, approximately 24-hour cycle of biochemical, p...

Ask a Health Coach: Sleep, Stress, and the Snooze Button

December 03 2020 - Hey folks! Erin is here for another round of Ask a Health Coach. If you’re sleep-compromised, stressed out about carbs, or you’re a chronic snooze button pusher, today’s post is for you. Keep yo...

Co-Sleeping: The Risks and the Benefits

January 17 2013 - Co-sleeping, bed sharing, or whatever else you want to call it - is an abomination of a behavior that no self-respecting mammal engages in. If you don't believe me, consider how other mammals handle t...

Are Your Children Sleep-Deprived?

August 28 2018 - It’s about that time: the start of the school year. Bleary-eyed kids everywhere are dragged from bed, thrown into clothing, handed an energy bar and glass of juice, and shuttled off to spend hours s...

Ask a Health Coach: Sleep, Stress, and the Snooze Button

December 03 2020 - Hey folks! Erin is here for another round of Ask a Health Coach. If you’re sleep-compromised, stressed out about carbs, or you’re a chronic snooze button pusher, today’s post is for you. Keep yo...

All About the Liver, and How to Support Your Favorite Detoxification Organ

September 09 2020 - The liver is incredible. Most people think of it as a filter, but filters are physical barriers that accumulate junk and have to be cleaned. The liver isn't a filter. It's a chemical processing plant....

Should You Sleep-Low to Boost Performance?

March 23 2016 - Thought experiment time. Say you train hard, hard enough to deplete a signifiant amount of glycogen. Your muscles are empty, sensitive to the effects of insulin, and screaming for a couple potatoes to...

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

June 01 2015 - 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-ri...

Dear Mark: Sleep Deprivation as Hormesis, Sweet Cravings, CrossFit, and More

October 13 2014 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, we've got a three-parter that's really closer to a five-parter. First are a couple of questions from Joe, who first wonders about the hormetic benefits of acute sleep...

Dear Mark: Antibiotic Recovery, Sprinting on Keto, Preparing for Bad Sleep

April 02 2019 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering three questions. First up, what can a person do to help their gut recover its barrier function after too many antibiotics? Are there any foods, suppleme...

Dear Mark: Bad Sleep Tips, Cold Extremities, and Sweet Feed

February 11 2013 - In today's edition of Dear Mark, I'll be covering a trio of topics. First is a parent with a problem common to members of her species: enforced sleeplessness. She wants, nay, needs, help with ameliora...

Poor Sleep May Make You (and Your Liver) Fat

March 14 2011 - Ah, sleep. Nothing like a good dose of the stuff, right? Losing even a single wink of your usual forty (or an hour, as the case may be) is enough to throw off an entire day. But do you know who mig...

Dear Mark: Seaweed Supplements, BMI and Mortality, and Sleep Versus Exercise

January 14 2013 - In today's Dear Mark I discuss my favorite seaweed supplement, kelp granules, which aren't really a supplement in the classic sense, but more of a food that you can treat as a supplement. Next, I give...

Collagen Benefits for Your Bones, Heart, Sleep and More, Backed by Science

September 01 2020 - Great news: If you’re already using collagen peptides for your hair, skin, and nails, you’re likely getting a bunch of other whole-body benefits. Clearly we humans are meant to consume a good a...

Should You Sleep-Low to Boost Performance?

March 23 2016 - Thought experiment time. Say you train hard, hard enough to deplete a signifiant amount of glycogen. Your muscles are empty, sensitive to the effects of insulin, and screaming for a couple potatoes to...

How to Get Fitter, Faster and Stronger with Quality Sleep

May 01 2013 - Ah, sleep. We all know how much we need it, mostly because when we don't get enough, the world takes on a different, more negative hue. Lights seem brighter and sounds more vivid, and not in a good wa...

11 Signs You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are

September 03 2014 - You could be the picture of health to everyone who beholds you, feel generally "okay" on a daily basis without any real complaints, and never really feel compelled to visit the doctor for any specific...

Dear Mark: Baby Sleep/Feed Schedule and Walking Through a Sedentary Society

November 16 2015 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering two reader questions. The first comes from reader Larisa. She is about to give birth, has been hearing the "wake your newborn every 2 hours to feed" rec...

Dear Mark: Antibiotic Recovery, Sprinting on Keto, Preparing for Bad Sleep

April 02 2019 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering three questions. First up, what can a person do to help their gut recover its barrier function after too many antibiotics? Are there any foods, suppleme...

Dear Mark: Salt Room Therapy; Can’t Sleep After Training

September 05 2016 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering two questions. First, what's the deal with salt room therapy? Are there actual benefits, particularly for dermatological and respiratory conditions, to ...

Dear Mark: Staying Aerobic, Glycogen Depletion, and Sleep-Low for Strength Training?

March 28 2016 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering three reader questions. First, do anaerobic workouts—sprints, lifting, etc.—interfere with your ability to become a fat-burning, aerobic beast, or c...

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do If You’re Trying to Build Muscle

September 23 2015 - While it's important to think positive and focus on all the things you should be doing to achieve your goals, it's equally important that we focus on those things that interfere with our goals and rem...

7 Things You May Be Doing That Impair Workout Recovery

August 14 2013 - Simplicity is baked into the Primal Blueprint by design. You eat plants and animals, avoid grains, get plenty of sleep and sun, and spend time doing things you love with people you love, and things ju...

Dear Mark: Acrylamide, Sprint Alternatives, Gynoid Fat, and Adult Bed Sharing

January 21 2013 - In this week's edition of Dear Mark, I'll be covering three wide-ranging topics. First is acrylamide, the french fry toxin, the coffee carcinogen, the rat destroyer. It appears in almost every starchy...

Why Am I Waking Up at 3am?

September 08 2020 - Whenever I write about sleep, I hear from a chorus of people who struggle to sleep through the night. Anecdotally, it seems a far more common complaint than difficulty falling asleep in the first plac...

Why Do I Feel Tired All the Time?

April 28 2020 - “I’m tired all the time.” “I have no energy.” “I’m too tired to go to the gym.” “I need a nap.” Walking around in a fog seems like standard operating procedure nowadays. No m...

Should You Track Sleep?

March 11 2020 - Tracking certain things makes sense, if you go for that sort of thing. Tracking step count is hard without a device. No one's going to count every step they take in their head. You'd quickly go mad do...

Sleep More to Forget Less

July 20 2008 - A study presented this week at the Forum of European Neuroscience conference in Geneva, Switzerland suggests that a good night's sleep can improve memory. For the study, researchers from the Univer...

All About the Liver, and How to Support Your Favorite Detoxification Organ

September 09 2020 - The liver is incredible. Most people think of it as a filter, but filters are physical barriers that accumulate junk and have to be cleaned. The liver isn't a filter. It's a chemical processing plant....

How to Conduct a Personal Experiment: Biphasic Sleeping

June 12 2012 - It's time for another edition of "How to Conduct a Personal Experiment." Last week, it was the cold water plunge. Today, we're going to talk about running a biphasic sleep experiment. First, though, I...

Ask a Health Coach: Sleep, Weight Loss Stalls, and Skipping the Gym

June 25 2020 - How bad is working and eating late at night? Wondering why you’re not losing weight? And what if you don’t want to go back to the gym? In this week’s edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin is back ...

How to Get that Natural Glow

September 03 2008 - We’re showing a little skin today at MDA. No, it’s not another photo of Mark’s abs, although the last picture did elicit a rousing response. We’re talking glow, color, clarity, tone. Sound lik...

Why You Should Have a Morning Routine

February 12 2015 - Let’s consider a tale of two mornings. The alarm blares. You have exactly seventy-five minutes to be out the door. After relinquishing fifteen of those to one “snooze” period and a few minute...

Why Do I Feel Tired All the Time?

April 28 2020 - “I’m tired all the time.” “I have no energy.” “I’m too tired to go to the gym.” “I need a nap.” Walking around in a fog seems like standard operating procedure nowadays. No m...

Why Am I Waking Up at 3am?

September 08 2020 - Whenever I write about sleep, I hear from a chorus of people who struggle to sleep through the night. Anecdotally, it seems a far more common complaint than difficulty falling asleep in the first plac...

Should You Track Sleep?

March 11 2020 - Tracking certain things makes sense, if you go for that sort of thing. Tracking step count is hard without a device. No one's going to count every step they take in their head. You'd quickly go mad do...

How Light Affects Our Sleep

March 04 2010 - Most people are at least cursorily familiar with the concept of the circadian rhythm. For those who aren’t, the circadian rhythm refers to our internal, approximately 24-hour cycle of biochemical, p...

The Definitive Guide to Sleep

March 24 2010 - Sleep Awareness Week (as sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation) technically ended March 13th, but somehow I’m guessing there are just as many sleep deprived folks milling about this week as the...

Sleep More to Forget Less

July 20 2008 - A study presented this week at the Forum of European Neuroscience conference in Geneva, Switzerland suggests that a good night's sleep can improve memory. For the study, researchers from the Univer...

Does “Sleep Hacking” Work?

July 04 2018 - You can "hack" a lot of your health, diet, and lifestyle. You can cook the entire week's meals ahead of time, buy high-quality prepackaged foods and ready-to-cook meals, cover your nutritional bases w...

Ask a Health Coach: Sleep, Stress, and the Snooze Button

December 03 2020 - Hey folks! Erin is here for another round of Ask a Health Coach. If you’re sleep-compromised, stressed out about carbs, or you’re a chronic snooze button pusher, today’s post is for you. Keep yo...

Your Heart is Telling You to Sleep

December 27 2008 - A study in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that sleep is an integral ingredient for heart health. For the study, researchers from the University of Chicag...

When It Comes to Sleep, Average is Best

April 06 2008 - Sleeping too little – or too much – can increase your risk for future weight gain, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep. For the study, researchers from the ...

Keto Cheesecake Parfait

July 21 2018 - This gorgeous summertime parfait is infused with healthy fat and flavor from ingredients like macadamia nuts, coconut and full-fat dairy.  A few teaspoons of gelatin make this dessert rich and creamy...

Bacon Pancakes

August 25 2018 - Bacon pancakes sound like a sinful breakfast treat, but these slightly sweet, mostly savory cakes require no repentance. Fluffy, moist and salty with just hint of sweetness, bacon pancakes can be serv...

Primal Breakfast Casserole

November 26 2010 - You know the scenario. It’s the morning after Thanksgiving and you’re recovering from a day of marathon cooking and pulling off a holiday feast with all the fixins, Your kitchen still looks like i...

7 Healthy Coffee Ideas for Every Primal Taste

August 09 2017 - Normally, I'm deep in the thick of nutritional research or other heady topics midweek. Today, not so much. I have coffee on the brain after trying a few new concoctions recently. As I've noted in the ...

Make Your Overall Wellness a Joyful Passion

April 20 2018 - 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 Da...

Just One Small Change Leads to Amazing Results

January 20 2012 - 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’...

I’m Going Into My 40th Year Feeling Healthier Than Ever!

August 30 2013 - 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 Da...

How My World Changed!

March 03 2017 - 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’...

My Life Was Changed by MDA, and Now I Want to Help Others Create Better Health!

November 18 2016 - 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’...

The Benchmark For Me Is “What Works?”

March 02 2018 - 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 Da...

Healthier at Age 44 Than 24: How I Lost 115 Pounds and Turned My Life Around

December 06 2013 - 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’...

Should You Sleep-Low to Boost Performance?

March 23 2016 - Thought experiment time. Say you train hard, hard enough to deplete a signifiant amount of glycogen. Your muscles are empty, sensitive to the effects of insulin, and screaming for a couple potatoes to...

Dear Mark: Sleep Deprivation as Hormesis, Sweet Cravings, CrossFit, and More

October 13 2014 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, we've got a three-parter that's really closer to a five-parter. First are a couple of questions from Joe, who first wonders about the hormetic benefits of acute sleep...

Dear Mark: Antibiotic Recovery, Sprinting on Keto, Preparing for Bad Sleep

April 02 2019 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering three questions. First up, what can a person do to help their gut recover its barrier function after too many antibiotics? Are there any foods, suppleme...

Poor Sleep May Make You (and Your Liver) Fat

March 14 2011 - Ah, sleep. Nothing like a good dose of the stuff, right? Losing even a single wink of your usual forty (or an hour, as the case may be) is enough to throw off an entire day. But do you know who mig...

Dear Mark: Staying Aerobic, Glycogen Depletion, and Sleep-Low for Strength Training?

March 28 2016 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering three reader questions. First, do anaerobic workouts—sprints, lifting, etc.—interfere with your ability to become a fat-burning, aerobic beast, or c...

Fasting May Stave Off Jet Lag

May 24 2008 - If you’ve ever taken an intercontinental flight – or heck, jetted from coast to coast – chances are you’re probably no stranger to jet lag. Now, new research from Harvard University suggests t...

Dear Mark: Acrylamide, Sprint Alternatives, Gynoid Fat, and Adult Bed Sharing

January 21 2013 - In this week's edition of Dear Mark, I'll be covering three wide-ranging topics. First is acrylamide, the french fry toxin, the coffee carcinogen, the rat destroyer. It appears in almost every starchy...

Does Bone Broth Break a Fast?

December 05 2018 - This is a surprisingly common question. To get it out of the way: Yes, it does. Bone broth contains calories, and true fasts do not allow calorie consumption. You eat calories, you break the fast. ...

Why Exercise Actually Does Matter for Weight Loss

June 28 2016 - If you follow health news, you might be thinking exercise doesn't matter when you're trying to lose weight. Vox just published a big piece showing how useless exercise alone is for weight loss. The NY...

How We’re Setting Our Kids Up to Be Fat, Sick, and Unhappy

May 06 2015 - I've been on a bit of a "children's health and wellness" kick lately, with a couple posts discussing the importance — and, unfortunately, dearth — of free play and exploration in our children's li...

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