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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

5 Obscure Nutrients: Why We Need Them and How Grok Got Them

Everyone reading this knows about the macronutrients. You’re all eating enough protein, fat, carbs, and the various sub-categories, like fiber, omega-3s, MUFAs, SFAs, linoleic acid, and so on. You know the major micronutrients, likeShow More Summary

The Empathy Effect: How Befriending Your Future Self Can Impact Your Health Today

You are not the person you were fifteen years ago. The cells that compose your tissues and deliver oxygen have been recycled many times over. Your face has changed. You move differently. You’re probably slower and weaker, or, depending on your daily habits, faster and stronger. Show More Summary

Dear Mark: That New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Study

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering one question. It’s a good one. A reader (many, actually) wrote in to get my opinion on the latest blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drug. A new study appears to show that the drug in question—Repatha—reduced...Show More Summary

Weekend Link Love – Edition 445

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK Agriculture changed fatty acid conversion genes. Elderly women who start taking statins have an increased risk of developing diabetes (just what they need!). Climbing stairs for 3 minutes after each meal improves...Show More Summary

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Thanks to everyone’s new best friend, the Instant Pot, this BBQ pulled pork is on the table in two hours, with very little work from you. The BBQ sauce just might be the BBQ sauce you’ve always been searching for. It’s tangy, spicy, slightly sweet, and takes about 5 minutes to make. Show More Summary

I Now Have Plans All the Way to Ninety

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. Show More Summary

How to Exercise with An Autoimmune Condition

Autoimmune diseases really throw the body for a loop. You’re attacking your own tissues. Your inflammation is sky high. What’s usually good for you—like boosting the immune system—can make it worse. You’ll often restrict eating certain foods that, on paper, appear healthy and nutrient-dense. Show More Summary

19 Personal Care Products I Use or Like

A few years ago, I  wrote a long post listing cosmetics, soaps, and other personal products made with healthy, non-toxic ingredients. It’s a sad thing when you basically have to assume the worst about the average product designed to be slathered all over the largest organ of your body—your skin. Show More Summary

How to Buy (and Appreciate) Eggs

Time and again I find myself on the topic of eggs. I’m a fan really. In fact, I had them for breakfast just this morning (as most mornings). They’re one of nature’s true superfoods after all—pre-packaged and ready to enjoy however you see fit. Show More Summary

Dear Mark: Infrared Sauna Roundup

After last week’s post on infrared saunas, people asked some good questions. For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a few of them. First up, can infrared saunas harm male fertility ? After all, they do penetrate the skin and raise body temperature, which is a no-no for sperm. Show More Summary

Weekend Link Love – Edition 444

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK Stress alters gut bacteria (in mice). Altering it back improves stress resilience. How space affects the brain. Alcohol may not actually help fight heart disease. Probiotics increase polyphenol absorption. Rituals...Show More Summary

BLT Ranch Chicken Burgers with Sweet Potato Bun

Today’s guest post is offered up by Dana Monsees, founder of Real Food with Dana. Thanks to Dana for sharing this incredible recipe. There are a ton of burgers out there in the paleo/gluten-free world. They’ve become a staple order at restaurants, where even if there aren’t many other options, you can always get a burger, no bun, on a salad. Show More Summary

I Look Forward to Many More Years of Health and Happiness!

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. Show More Summary

The Emerging Science of Electrostimulation

As a Primal lifer, I recognize that purity has a certain allure, just as I know it has its decided limitations. I frequently find myself wondering, “Would my paleolithic forebears have done/said/eaten that?” and choosing my course of action based on this line of educated assumption. Show More Summary

Sugar’s Day Is Done? A Review of Gary Taubes’ Latest Treatise, The Case Against Sugar

In 2002, Gary Taubes penned a New York Times piece that questioned the legitimacy of the presiding low-fat dogma. His article made a persuasive case for the safety—and metabolic urgency—of eating more animal fat and fewer carbs. It shifted the national conversation on healthy eating and paved the way for the rise of the ancestral health community. Show More Summary

Are Infrared Saunas Beneficial?

Last month, I installed an infrared sauna in my house. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been following a new bedtime ritual: a half hour in the sauna, a cold plunge in the pool, bed. The reasoning is that after warming up my tissues in the sauna, I drop them back down to prepare for sleep. Show More Summary

Dear Mark: Isometrics and Yoga for Seniors, Plus How Aging Affects Recovery

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a few questions about exercising for seniors. Last week’s post drew a lot of comments, and a few questions about how seniors should train. First, I’ll explore isometrics as an alternative for building strength and power. Show More Summary

Weekend Link Love – Edition 443

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK Drinking blueberry concentrate boosts cognitive function in older folks. Americans are having less sex. “Surprisingly, plasma Lp(a) concentrations increased in a stepwise fashion as SFA was reduced.” Prebiotics help...Show More Summary

Thai Larb

Larb can be a delicious low-carb choice from the menu of a Thai restaurant. It can also be a quick and easy meal to make at home. In this Primal larb recipe, fish sauce brings salty umami flavor and slightly sweet coconut aminos stand in for sugar. Show More Summary

I Am Living Proof—Change Your Diet, Change Your 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. Show More Summary

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