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Weekend Link Love – Edition 410

Research of the Week Too much TV as a kid promotes bone loss (or inadequate bone formation). Alphabetic discrimination is a scourge on humanity. Keto and CrossFit go well together (PDF). If you’ve got the bacteria to ferment it, resistant starch in the form of raw potato starch really increases butyrate production in the colon. […]

Zucchini Crepes

Is it a crepe? A wrap? A tortilla? You can call them anything you want and wrap them around whatever you’d like. The result is always the same: delicious. Zucchini and thyme flavor these light but durable wrappers that can hold an array of savory fillings. In this version, a combination of fluffy scrambled eggs, […]

How I Achieved My Best Body by Following the Primal Basics

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 Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

Boring May Be Better: Why Routine May Be Best for Certain Health Goals

Let me first point out that I’m not arguing for a routine life. This isn’t about settling for spending the rest of your days without variability. Going Primal should never mean checking your sense of adventure or love of novelty at the door. If anything, it calls for us to grow our lives beyond the socially […]

3 Common Types of Headache (and How to Treat Them Naturally)

One major downside to having these big prominent heads stuffed with consciousness-spawning brain matter is that they sometimes ache. Nobody likes a headache. You can find fetishists who enjoy pinching, slapping, biting, burning and any matter of objectively painful stimuli. Show More Summary

The Fat Burning Brain: What are the Cognitive Effects of Ketosis?

Although mainstream sources still mistake “the brain needs glucose” for “the brain can only run on glucose,” regular MDA readers know the truth: given sufficient adaptation, the brain can derive up to 75% of its fuel from ketone bodies, which the liver constructs using fatty acids. If we could only use glucose, we wouldn’t make it […]

Dear Mark: Swimming Tips; High Weight, Low Reps vs High Reps, Low Weight

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering two questions. First up are some swimming tips for a novice swimmer who read last week’s post and wants to incorporate swimming into the schedule. What strokes to learn? What workouts to try? I also discuss the downsides of chlorinated pools. Next, a new study claims that […]

Weekend Link Love – Edition 409

Research of the Week New evidence from China is changing the story of human evolution. Vets with PTSD may have traumatic damage to their pituitary glands. Some criticisms of the latest epidemiology from Harvard indicting saturated fat. A new meta-analysis concludes that taking probiotics can improve weight loss. Nail-biters and thumb-suckers may have better immune […]

Chicken Korma

Chicken korma is an Indian dish that uses full-fat yogurt to both tenderize the chicken and make a creamy sauce as it cooks. This is a streamlined recipe, turning chicken korma into a straightforward but still very flavorful weeknight meal. Yes, the ingredient list is long. But more than half of the ingredients are herbs […]

How Primal Has Helped Me in My Battle Against Multiple Sclerosis

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 Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

Don’t Be So Sure: Why Doubt Is an Essential Tool for Reaching Health Goals

I’m sure we’ve all found ourselves around people who are absolutely hamstrung by their beliefs—whether about business or healthy eating, politics or fitness. Some people are overly sensitive or even overtly defensive when discussing them. Others might be congenial but simply shut down when the conversation turns to a “sacred” topic. But if conviction hampers them this […]

12 Common Causes of Bloating (and How to Eliminate Them)

We’ve all been through it. You come home after a big day at the dog park, your owner pours a few cups of meaty kibble, and in your zest you can’t help but inhale the food. You chase it with a bowl-full of ice water. Sated, you try to lie down under the dining room table, […]

How Much Meat is Too Much?

I’ve discussed—and countered—many misconceptions people hold to be true about the Primal lifestyle. That we wear loin cloths and shun modern medicine (I only do one of those), eat so low-carb all the time that running our urine through a coffee filter produces valuable ketone esters (stay tuned for the supplement!), and avoid cardio to the point […]

Dear Mark: Dairy Inhibiting Magnesium Absorption, Trampoline Training, and Max Aerobic Heart Rate

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First, does dairy inhibit magnesium absorption, thus negating the utility of adding blackstrap molasses to milk? There’s a good deal of evidence that points to a probable answer. Next, is mini trampoline training actually good for you, or is it just a silly way to pass […]

Weekend Link Love – – Edition 408

Research of the Week Omega-6 fats hinder incorporation of omega-3s into red blood cells. Saturated fats augment it. Performing “light physical activity” while working or studying increases productivity, mood, and focus. Receiving real-time bite-count feedback throughout a meal reduces overall food intake. Show More Summary

Weekend Link Love – Edition 407

Research of the Week Omega-6 fats hinder incorporation of omega-3s into red blood cells. Saturated fats augment it. Performing “light physical activity” while working or studying increases productivity, mood, and focus. Receiving real-time bite-count feedback throughout a meal reduces overall food intake. Show More Summary

Pork Belly with Sweet Potatoes and Fried Eggs

This is not your typical breakfast of eggs, potatoes and bacon. Instead, we’re talking about braised pork belly (the same cut that bacon comes from), sweet potatoes roasted with smoked paprika butter, and the runny yolk from a fried egg drenching the whole thing. First, the pork belly. This is a cut of pork with […]

From Fat and Sick to Fit and Healthy: How Chrohn’s Disease Is No Longer Ruining My Life!

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 Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep […]

Why a Sense of Adventure Is Important (and 22 Primal Ways to Cultivate It)

It’s inevitable. Sometimes in life we get stuck. We feel stuck. We get in a rut, and from there all motivation can fizzle and sputter until it craps out entirely. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this scenario. It’s the way of human nature, I’d say. Boredom can be a productive influence if there’s space for […]

12 Reasons Why Swimming Is an Essential Primal Skill

In the US, summer is upon us. And it is damn hot. To keep cool and to get in a good stretch after lifting, I’ve been putting in a few laps a few times a week. As a triathlete, my most hated leg of the race was the swimming. I hated being in cold water. I wasn’t […]

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