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Dear Mark: How Do Fermented Food and Meat Interact?

For this week’s Dear Mark, I’m answering a question from a reader about a topic I thought I’d covered (so did they) already. A quick look through the archives (hey, I can’t remember absolutely everything I ever wrote) showed that I had not, so here we go. It’s all about whether fermented foods—sauerkrauts, kimchis, pickles, yogurts, and any other food that has been acted upon by probiotic bacteria—make eating meat healthier and more enjoyable. From the start, I suspected that they do, but I had to confirm it in theRead More


Nine Doctors Couldn’t Help Me

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 Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Monday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! My primal journey started in 2010. I had just attended my last Weight Watchers meeting ever. I had been doing Weight Watchers since 2005, and was at my highestRead More


Weekly Link Love—Edition 11

Research of the Week Potatoes are more filling than rice or pasta. The psychological stress response is greater in the morning than the evening. Despite the absence of a cortex, crows and parrots rival apes in intelligence. Booking.com The American Psychological Association issues guidelines saying traditional masculinity is harmful. “Sure, parents, too much time staring into a screen might be bad for your one-year old, but no screen time at all is even worse!” New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 303: Tanya Stewart: Host Elle Russ chats with former high-conflict litigatorRead More


Instant Pot Short Ribs with Sesame Ginger Slaw

This meal adds new flavors to the leftover short ribs from last week’s comfort food recipe—and pairs the ribs with a colorful slaw that offers a boost of probiotic magic. It’s an easy, quick meal that balances the richness of short ribs with fish sauce and balsamic vinegar with the fresh crunchiness of a slaw sweetened (slightly) by our popular Primal Kitchen® Sesame Ginger Dressing. It’s a colorful and flavorful choice for a midweek dinner or a large dinner party. Ingredients: For Ribs Leftover short ribs and broth from thisRead More


20 Keto Snacks (All Under 5 Minutes)

As you get keto-adapted, most people find the inclination to snack (at least snack frequently) decreases. But that can take a bit of time. It’s not necessarily something to expect your first week (although some folks do begin to experience the change within a few days, provided they’re eating enough overall). Still, even the most long-term keto dieters will want a snack now and then—or will replace a meal with a snack because they’ve settled into a solid keto nutritional strategy and don’t always need three regular “meals” most days.Read More


Are All Calories the Same?

As you and millions of other people embark on new dietary journeys, you’re going to hear a ton about calories. “Calorie counting is everything.” “If you aren’t counting calories, you won’t lose weight.” “Just eat less calories than you expend.” For one, it’s “fewer.” Two, that’s not the whole picture. These statements aren’t wrong exactly, but they offer an overly simplistic picture of the relationship between weight loss and calories. They ignore context. And context is everything, especially when you’re talking about calories and weight loss. Most people (even many scientists)Read More


Join Me At the Metabolic Health Summit!

Good morning, folks! I’ve got a blog post coming up here soon, but let me share about an upcoming event I think you’ll be interested in. At the end of this month I’ll be speaking at the Metabolic Health Summit (MHS) in Los Angeles. It’s shaping up to be an amazing event and groundbreaking partnership between the Metabolic Health Initiative and the renowned Cedars Sinai Medical Center in L.A. You’ll hear expert presentations about the ketogenic diet and metabolic therapy from the world’s top scientists, physicians, and influencers in aRead More


I Will Never Go Back To the Traditional Way of Eating

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 Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Monday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! At about 45, I was diagnosed with Palindromic Rheumatism. As an irrigation contractor at the time, this wasn’t good news. I could hardly go to my knees at times,Read More


Weekly Link Love—Edition 10

***Folks, don’t forget to sign up for the free Keto Reset Kickoff. Sign-up closes at midnight PST this Sunday night (1/6). Check out the announcement post earlier today for more info.  Research of the Week An egg a day keeps type 2 diabetes at bay. Degree of time discounting predicts relative wealth. Slower life histories predict higher ejaculate quality. Drug testing at festivals saves lives. Interesting theory of cancer. Heavy drinking and long-term weight loss don’t go together. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 302: Evan Brand: Host Elle Russ chatsRead More


Last Call: Sign Up For the Keto Reset Kickoff Now!

Hey folks, I’ve got Friday Link Love coming right up, but I wanted to mention that we’re closing in on the last days of sign-up time for the (totally free) Keto Reset Kickoff, which begins Monday morning. You have until midnight this Sunday night (1/6) to sign up. After that, the doors close, so to speak. The Kickoff won’t be happening on the blog here, so if you want to receive the 7-day email series from yours truly and Dr. Lindsay Taylor—my colleague, co-author and (as many of you knowRead More


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