Potato diets, ’80s throwback when aerobics queens sipped diet coke and ate plain baked potatoes, or forgotten side next to the creamed spinach and ribeye… whatever your memories of baked potatoes may be, you likely no longer think of them as “tonight’s dinner.” But baked sweet potatoes can make delightful pockets for Primal fillings such as ground venison, bacon, and avocado. This loaded stuffed sweet potato makes a great post-workout or post long endurance run, swim, or ride meal.
Research of the Week
Malaria drug shows promise against coronavirus.
Coronavirus shows different levels of stability on different surfaces.
Coronavirus patients may have lower cholesterol. No word on causation—could very well be that infection decreases cholesterol.
A study in Thailand finds that hospitalized coronavirus patients tend to have low potassium levels.
When viruses and bacterial infections swirl around us, and especially during the winter and early spring months when the weather can seesaw between sunny and pleasant, and thundering and soggy, warm soups, bone broths, and teas can fortify and evoke warm fuzzy feelings (even if they’re fleeting until the next bowl or mug). These soup, bone broth, and tea recipes can help soothe when you’re feeling worn out or ill, and warm you up when the weather won’t.
Okay, so this situation is upon us. There’s no denying that all anyone can focus on is the coronavirus. There are several different names used for it, but I’ll use coronavirus and COVID-19 for today’s post. I asked across different venues for your questions and concerns about the topic. I tried to get to as many as I could.
Let’s just get into it:
How’s everyone doing out there? I hope you are all doing your best to protect your health, including your mental health. These are wild times to say the least.
I don’t know what it is like in your neck of the woods. Where I live, a lot of people saw the writing on the wall at the end of last week and prepared to self-quarantine. Stores were suddenly packed as people stocked up with the necessary supplies to stay home for several weeks. (Yes, and dozens of rolls of paper towels and toilet paper, too.)
Hi folks, in this edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin discusses the benefits of being metabolically flexible, the physical and psychological reasons behind cravings, and what to do when you’re too exhausted to work out. Keep your questions coming in the MDA Facebook Group or in the comments section below.