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Keto Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole

It’s a common misconception that casseroles are off the table once you shift to a Primal lifestyle or start a keto diet. After all, the casseroles you grew up with were likely packed with noodles or rice, had very little vegetable, and were almost universally held together by a can of condensed soup. With a few ingredient swaps, casseroles are back, and just as cozy as ever. This Keto Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole recipe has the creamy, dreamy consistency you know and love, without the digestive upset that comes withRead More

Weekly Link Love – Edition 74

Research of the Week Even medical students touch their face dozens of times each hour, almost 50% of the time a mucous membrane. A clinical trial is underway looking at the effect of chloroquine on coronavirus. A neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio indicative of insulin resistance predicts severe illness in COVID-19 cases. ACE inhibitors and coronavirus. Dairy appears to promote better bone mineralization in post-menopausal women. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 413: Karen Martel: Host Elle Russ chats with Karen Martel, expert on women’s health and weight loss. Episode 414: Listener Q&A: HostRead More

Microworkouts: Effective, At Home Workouts In Two Minutes or Less

A lot of us get hung up on this idea of what an exercise session is supposed to look like. We think about driving over to the gym, squeezing into a crowded class, or working through a room full of complex contraptions, machines, and heavy plates. In our minds, it has to be a certain duration or intensity, or it doesn’t count. It has to have a warm-up and a cool-down, and we’re supposed to sweat so we’ll need to shower when it’s over. That mindset turns the simple actRead More

Primal At-Home Workout: Core

Gyms all across the world are closed right now. Many of us are stuck at home, unable or unwilling to even get to parks and hiking trails and beaches. We’re all homebodies now, and yet the need for physical activity hasn’t diminished. If anything, it’s more crucial than ever that we stay active and healthy, fit and strong. Today, we’re going to start with core workouts. The core is, well, the core. It’s the foundation of your body. It’s how strength and force is transmitted to the world around you.Read More

The Definitive Guide to Body Composition

With so many people choosing to track health data nowadays, I get a lot of questions about the best way to measure body composition. Today I’m going to cover some of the most common methods, their pros and cons, and also tackle the question of whether there is an “ideal” body composition. When it comes to fitness, body composition refers to the relative quantities of fat, muscle, bone, and water in your body. These are measured by weight or as a percentage of your total body weight. Clinically, body compositionRead More

What to do When You’ve Hit a Weight Loss (or Other) Plateau

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You started making changes in your life to get healthier and everything was going great. You were seeing progress in the way you felt and looked, your cravings were down, and your energy was up. It was working! Then, all of sudden it wasn’t. Despite doing everything right, the scale hasn’t budged in a week, your motivation has hit an all-time low, and you feel totally betrayed by your body. As a health coach, I see a lot of my clients struggling with weightRead More

Loaded Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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. Loaded Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Time: 70 minutes Servings: 1 Ingredients 1Read More

Weekly Link Love – Edition 73

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. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 409: Gary E. Foresman: Host Elle Russ welcomes Dr. Gary Foresman back to the podcast. Episode 410: Matt Maruca: A Youthful Journey to Healing, and Overcoming Harmful Blue Light Excess: Host Brad Kearns chatsRead More

Soothing Soup, Bone Broth, and Tea Recipes

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. Bone Broth Recipes Chicken Bone Broth Four Ways Learn how to makeRead More

Dear Mark: Coronavirus Questions

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: Why do you think kids have not been so affected? Good question. Many of the more serious issues with this happen in the lungs as aRead More