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All About NAC: Supplement Benefits, Side Effects, Dosages

April 29 2020 - Our understanding of how antioxidant supplementation works has changed in the last decade. Rather than act directly as antioxidants, most of these compounds stimulate the body's own production of endo...

The Definitive Guide to Collagen

May 13 2020 - For decades, the health community had written off collagen as a “useless” protein. It wasn’t essential, in that it contained no amino acids you couldn’t make yourself. It didn’t contribute d...

The Definitive Guide to Saturated Fatty Acids

September 28 2020 - What are saturated fats, exactly? Today, I’m diving into the nuances of saturated fatty acids — a guide to all the individual fatty acids that make up the saturated fats we eat, store, and burn. ...

How to Choose the Best Water Filter

May 05 2020 - Water, water everywhere... and so many ways to mess with it! You've got your bottled water, alkaline water, structured water, deuterium-depleted water. It turns out the water can be pretty darn com...

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...

The Health Benefits of Turmeric, and How to Get More of It

June 22 2020 - It may not share cinnamon’s popularity, but turmeric is another spice with powerful culinary and medicinal qualities that deserves our attention. Turmeric, known officially as curcuma longa and hist...

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

January 09 2017 - I announced this contest last week to give you a little extra time to work on it. And I'm publishing it again today just in case you missed it in last week's post. Per annual tradition, once again ...

Dear Mark: Coronavirus Edition 2 – COVID-19 Questions, Answered

April 01 2020 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering more COVID-19 (coronavirus) questions. If you're getting tired of coronavirus content, I understand, but I also owe it to my readers to give them my tak...

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More

September 21 2020 - As soon as the sun sets on the last day of summer, the world seems to explode with warm fall spices. We start to see cinnamon candles, baked goods, and bundles of cinnamon sticks as decor. While pumpk...

Parental Burnout: What to Do If You Feel Overwhelmed as a Parent

September 22 2020 - Last year, an article in the New York Times described "The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting." That word struck me at the time and has stuck with me ever since. Speaking as a mom of two, the expectat...

All About NAC: Supplement Benefits, Side Effects, Dosages

April 29 2020 - Our understanding of how antioxidant supplementation works has changed in the last decade. Rather than act directly as antioxidants, most of these compounds stimulate the body's own production of endo...

The Definitive Guide to Collagen

May 13 2020 - For decades, the health community had written off collagen as a “useless” protein. It wasn’t essential, in that it contained no amino acids you couldn’t make yourself. It didn’t contribute d...

How to Choose the Best Water Filter

May 05 2020 - Water, water everywhere... and so many ways to mess with it! You've got your bottled water, alkaline water, structured water, deuterium-depleted water. It turns out the water can be pretty darn com...

The Definitive Guide to Saturated Fatty Acids

September 28 2020 - What are saturated fats, exactly? Today, I’m diving into the nuances of saturated fatty acids — a guide to all the individual fatty acids that make up the saturated fats we eat, store, and burn. ...

The Health Benefits of Turmeric, and How to Get More of It

June 22 2020 - It may not share cinnamon’s popularity, but turmeric is another spice with powerful culinary and medicinal qualities that deserves our attention. Turmeric, known officially as curcuma longa and hist...

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More

September 21 2020 - As soon as the sun sets on the last day of summer, the world seems to explode with warm fall spices. We start to see cinnamon candles, baked goods, and bundles of cinnamon sticks as decor. While pumpk...

All About Balsamic Vinegar: Benefits & Uses

August 25 2020 - What is Balsamic Vinegar? Most likely known as the standard staple nestled in the back of your pantry reserved for the occasional tomato basil salad, balsamic vinegar is a unique piece of Italy’s hi...

What Is Monk Fruit Sweetener, and Is It Keto?

June 23 2020 - When you give up sugar, that doesn't mean you have to give up sweet treats. You can find natural ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar, and that doesn't mean you have to re...

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...

5 Reasons You Can’t Quit Sugar

July 09 2020 - Let me guess. You’ve been on keto for 5-6 months and enthusiastically thinking this is how you’ll finally wrangle your sugar cravings into submission! You’re loading up on healthy fats, avoiding...

What Is Sarcopenia and How Can You Defeat It?

July 15 2020 - When most people worry about getting old, they focus on the obvious degenerative diseases like diabetes and cancer and Alzheimer's or the catastrophic health emergencies that can occur, like strokes o...

What Is Low Carb Flu, or Keto Flu? And Ways to Beat It

July 30 2020 - Over the first few days (up to two weeks) of eating low-carb, you may run into some frustration. Where is all of this energy I'm supposed to have? Why do I want to mow through that bag of chips right ...

Ask a Health Coach: Dealing with Overwhelm, Naysayers, and Kid-Friendly Fitness

April 30 2020 - Hi, folks. In this week’s edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin shares her strategies for staying on track while sheltering in place, navigating toxic relationships online, and how to make fitness fun...

Training for “The COVID-19”

June 09 2020 - Today we welcome guest author Dr. Ronesh Sinha, internal medicine physician and expert on insulin resistance and corporate wellness, author of The South Asian Health Solution. He is a top rated speake...

Dear Mark: Maximum Aerobic Function (MAF) Training

June 03 2020 - For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m going to be answering questions about Maximum Aerobic Function, or MAF. If this is your first time hearing the term, MAF refers to a method of endurance train...

15-Minute Workout

April 02 2008 - Maybe it’s a business trip, or a busy day that has managed to crowd into your traditional workout time. Let’s face it: there are dozens of everyday life circumstances that often get in the way of...

Posterior Chain Training: Exercises for a Strong Lower Back

July 29 2020 - There is an epidemic of chronic lower back pain. It's one of the leading causes of "Years Lived with Disability" (YLD), is responsible f...

Dear Mark: My Gym is Open, Is It Safe to Go?

July 08 2020 - Across much of the world, movement restrictions are lifting, businesses are reopening, and gyms are coming back. While the next few weeks may paint a different picture, and cases are going up in many ...

Floor Sitting: Do You Spend Enough Time on the Ground?

May 06 2020 - A while back, I developed an interest in the “archetypal postures” of ground-based sitting, squatting, and kneeling. My interest persisted, and I thought a full-on post about the potential benefit...

Do You Have Tech Neck, or Nerd Neck? How to Fix Forward Head Posture

July 21 2020 - Nerd neck. Tech neck. Computer neck. Text neck. Forward head posture. You might not be familiar with these terms, but you almost certainly know what they describe. Picture someone sitting on a bus ...

How to Choose the Best Water Filter

May 05 2020 - Water, water everywhere... and so many ways to mess with it! You've got your bottled water, alkaline water, structured water, deuterium-depleted water. It turns out the water can be pretty darn com...

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...

Parental Burnout: What to Do If You Feel Overwhelmed as a Parent

September 22 2020 - Last year, an article in the New York Times described "The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting." That word struck me at the time and has stuck with me ever since. Speaking as a mom of two, the expectat...

5 Reasons You Can’t Quit Sugar

July 09 2020 - Let me guess. You’ve been on keto for 5-6 months and enthusiastically thinking this is how you’ll finally wrangle your sugar cravings into submission! You’re loading up on healthy fats, avoiding...

Dear Mark: What’s With The Bean Protocol?

October 19 2020 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering a reader question about beans. But it's not just about beans. It's about something called the Bean Protocol, a rather new dietary approach that many of ...

Ask a Health Coach: How to Go Primal, Why We Crave Sugar, and Loving Your Body As-Is

May 28 2020 - In this week’s edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin answers more of your questions from the Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook group. She’ll be discussing strategies on the best way to go Primal, the re...

What it Really Means When You’re Overwhelmed (and 4 Ways to Move Past It)

October 15 2020 - Raise your hand if you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed. Aside from the fact that being in the middle of a pandemic makes everything more stressful, you’ve got work obligations and family comm...

Ask a Health Coach: Setting Goals, Breaking Bad Habits, and Making the Most of the Quarantine

May 14 2020 - Hi folks, welcome back for another edition of Ask a Health Coach. Today, Erin discusses how trusting your instincts might just be your best bet during these uncertain times, how finding your ‘why’...

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 Stop Drinking Coffee, and Why You Should Consider It

September 29 2020 - Thank you for reading past the title of this post. I wasn’t sure anyone would. After all, here I am offering advice on how to quit the world’s most beloved beverage. (“Hold my beer,” says Beer...

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...

Parental Burnout: What to Do If You Feel Overwhelmed as a Parent

September 22 2020 - Last year, an article in the New York Times described "The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting." That word struck me at the time and has stuck with me ever since. Speaking as a mom of two, the expectat...

Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19: What Makes It Harder for Some and Easier for Others?

August 19 2020 - The way it’s reported, you’d think that susceptibility to COVID-19 severity is equally distributed across the world’s population. But when you compare case and mortality rates between countries,...

The Definitive Guide to Sun Exposure

May 27 2020 - The ancients prayed to it. Farmers relied on it. The seasons depend on the earth's tilt toward it. The sun is always up there, shining down, filling the world with light and heat, sending down powerfu...

Ask a Health Coach: How to Go Primal, Why We Crave Sugar, and Loving Your Body As-Is

May 28 2020 - In this week’s edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin answers more of your questions from the Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook group. She’ll be discussing strategies on the best way to go Primal, the re...

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 I’d Change School

August 26 2020 - Almost no one's happy with school these days. Kindergarteners are sitting in front of devices for 4-5 hours a day. Teens are dreading daily online meetings and getting prescriptions for "Zoom fatigue....

How to Get a Picky Eater to Try New Foods

May 07 2020 - At my house, dinner often looks like grass-fed rib eye, grilled to medium rare with salt and pepper, and broccoli roasted with avocado oil and cooked ‘til crispy. It’s satisfying, satiating, and m...

Ask a Health Coach: Dealing with Overwhelm, Naysayers, and Kid-Friendly Fitness

April 30 2020 - Hi, folks. In this week’s edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin shares her strategies for staying on track while sheltering in place, navigating toxic relationships online, and how to make fitness fun...

Beef & Broccoli with Sesame-Peanut Sauce

March 03 2018 - This meal comes together in three easy parts. One, toss the broccoli in the oven and roast it. Two, whisk together an amazing sesame-peanut sauce. Three, quickly stir-fry sliced steak and then toss ev...

Paleo Bailey’s Oven Roasted Beef Roast with Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions

February 24 2018 - Today's awesome recipe is served up by Bailey Ryan a.k.a. Paleo Bailey, health blogger extraordinaire, paleo recipe writer, and personal health coach. Yesterday she shared her inspiring story of losin...

Spicy Chicken Wing Cobb Salad

May 26 2018 - Why serve bland chicken breast in Cobb salad, when spicy chicken wings taste so much better? This salad is especially great for parties and potlucks. A big, colorful Cobb salad is always a hit. Plus, ...

Guest Recipe: Low Carb BBQ Ribs

August 04 2018 - Today's recipe might just become tonight's dinner, it's so tempting. Thanks to Bailey Ryan of Whole Kitchen Sink (formerly Paleo Bailey) for today's awesome dish.  These fall-of-the-bone BBQ ribs ...

Keto Fridge Fudge

June 21 2019 - Fudge is the stuff of nostalgia. The fact is, however, it's just a memory for most of us because of the high sugar content and unhealthy ingredients of typical recipes. But not this one... This tem...

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bites

April 30 2011 - If we have two things in our refrigerator – homemade sausage and eggs – we know it’s going to be good day. With those two ingredients we can whip up a scramble, an omelet, sausage patties with f...

Roasted Salmon and Vegetables with Coconut Aminos

January 26 2013 - Roasted salmon and vegetables gently seasoned with coconut aminos, garlic and green onion is a delicious, nutritious meal that’s on the table in thirty minutes flat. The salmon will be moist and ten...

Moroccan Meatball and Egg Tagine

January 04 2014 - For breakfast or dinner, a meatball tagine hits the spot. Warmly spiced tomato sauce and meatballs are simmered together then topped with runny baked eggs that give the dish a creamy texture. Deeply f...

Kefir Marinated Chicken

March 24 2018 - If you think kefir is only a refreshingly tart yogurt drink brimming with healthy probiotics, then you’re missing out on another reason it’s great to have kefir in the kitchen. Kefir is a fanta...

Guacamole-Stuffed Southwest Burgers

June 15 2013 - Burgers and avocados are a natural pairing, but instead of piling slices of avocado on top, why not stuff guacamole inside? The inspiration for this simple but genius recipe came from the Civilized Ca...

3 Common Skin Conditions and What to Do about Them

July 14 2020 - “Love the skin you’re in,” so the saying goes. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. Skin conditions, ranging from mildly irritating to painfully debilitating, are ubiquitous nowadays. Even ...

Why Eating Less Doesn’t Always Work

May 12 2020 - Off the bat, I should say that I’m actually a fan of eating less. I’m on record as saying that my goal is to figure out how few calories I can eat and still thrive. Still, eating less isn’t alwa...

Success Story Follow-Up: Finding My Passion Through Healing

April 08 2019 - 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...

Five Years Paleo—and NEVER Looking Back!

November 04 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’...

Paleo Bailey: I Knew This Couldn’t Be How My Life Was Meant To Be Lived

February 23 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...

Gaining the Clarity of Body and Mind Helps Gain the Clarity of Soul — And a Giveaway

April 06 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...

Now a New and Greater Journey in My Life Can Begin

April 11 2014 - 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’...

Focusing On My Gut Health Has Transformed My Life

December 17 2018 - It's Monday, 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...

Why Am I Getting Low Ketone Readings on a Ketogenic Diet?

May 07 2020 - Even after publishing several books and hundreds of  articles that draw upon the science of ketosis and low-carb living, I keep researching, thinking, revisiting, and discussing the underpinnings of ...

At 54 Years Of Age, I’m Able To Do More and More Instead of Less and Less

September 28 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...

The Myriad of Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

June 15 2020 - At this point, intermittent fasting isn't a new concept, nor is it a difficult one. You take in all of your calories for the day within a limited window of time, and the rest of the day, you stick wit...

Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19: What Makes It Harder for Some and Easier for Others?

August 19 2020 - The way it’s reported, you’d think that susceptibility to COVID-19 severity is equally distributed across the world’s population. But when you compare case and mortality rates between countries,...

Why Eating Less Doesn’t Always Work

May 12 2020 - Off the bat, I should say that I’m actually a fan of eating less. I’m on record as saying that my goal is to figure out how few calories I can eat and still thrive. Still, eating less isn’t alwa...

9 Signs You Aren’t Digesting Fats and What To Do About It

May 06 2020 - If you're on a high-fat ketogenic diet and running on a fat-based metabolism, you need access to fat. Some of it comes from your own body, but not all. A good portion of your body's fuel will come fro...

Carb Refeeds for Women: Do They Help With Fat Loss?

April 21 2020 - One of the more common questions we get in the Keto Reset Facebook community is, “How do I break through a weight-loss plateau?” Stalls are frustrating. You’re cruising along on your Primal o...

What Does It Mean to Be Fat Adapted or Keto Adapted?

June 08 2020 - When describing someone that has successfully made the transition to a Primal or Keto way of eating I often refer to them as "fat-adapted" or as "fat-burning beasts". But what exactly does it mean to ...

How to Accelerate Weight Loss with Fasting

February 12 2019 - Folks, you know I'm a believer in intermittent fasting for longevity, autophagy, mental clarity, fitness performance, metabolic health, and more. Dr. Jason Fung, a world expert on fasting, has stoppe...

Dear Mark: Does Chicken Cause Cancer, Should You Neuter, Dog Collagen, and Skipping Dinner

September 10 2019 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering a few questions. First came in from an email and regards a new study showing a link between chicken eating and several types of cancers (melanoma, prost...

Why Am I Getting Low Ketone Readings on a Ketogenic Diet?

May 07 2020 - Even after publishing several books and hundreds of  articles that draw upon the science of ketosis and low-carb living, I keep researching, thinking, revisiting, and discussing the underpinnings of ...

Dear Mark: More of Your Challenge Questions Answered

January 23 2017 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering 11 questions. I answer questions about nutrient deficiencies and tremors, breastfeeding on the 21-Day Primal Blueprint Challenge, cheating without appa...

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