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Weekly Link Love — Episode 43

Research of the Week Endogenous opioids facilitate social closeness. Researchers identify 14 independent biomarkers of early mortality. Antibiotics may raise the risk of bowel cancer. The link between air pollution and bipolar disorder. Rituals help relationships. 90 days of keto helps type 2 diabetics. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 367: Dr. Robert Glover: Host Elle Russ welcomes Dr. Robert Glover back to the podcast. Primal Health Coach Radio, Episode 23: Our very own Erin Power tells her tale. Each week, select Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as PrimalRead More


Recovery Workouts: Two Simple But Powerful Ways to Speed Fitness Recovery

For my entire athletic career, I considered the gold standard of recovery to be sleeping, resting on the couch watching T.V., and generally being still and inactive. Come on, what could be more effective than couch potato mode to recover from the hormonal and inflammatory stresses of marathon training runs or long days of extreme swim-bike-run workouts? I’m kidding (mostly), but it’s not a total exaggeration. Our understanding of fitness recovery has grown exponentially since I was in the elite arena, and it’s exciting to see new and better approachesRead More


The Definitive Guide To Fish: Why and How To Eat It

In nutrition, there are very few universal consensuses. Conventional wisdom says that fat makes you fat and whole grains are essential, and millions of people agree, but the ancestral health and keto communities (and reality) disagree. Primal and keto folks don’t worry much about saturated fat and limit polyunsaturated fat; conventional health advocates do the opposite. The opinion on meat intake varies wildly, with some people suggesting we eat nothing but red meat, others recommending “palm-sized” pieces of strictly white meat, and still others cautioning against any meat at all. PickRead More


Dear Mark: Olive Oil Followup

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering questions from last week’s olive oil post. First, is there a way to identify real olive oil and distinguish it from fraudulent olive oil? Second, should EVOO be used when grilling food? Third, how can we know if our canned seafood is packed in real, actual olive oil and not some industrial seed swill? Fourth, is algae oil worth eating? And fifth, what about just eating whole olives? Finally, why not just eat beef fat, which is also relatively high in MUFA?Read More


Primal + Keto Cooking Made Easy: Primal Oatmeal

On mornings when a bowl of oatmeal is what your body craves, this hearty and comforting Primal breakfast cereal is exactly what you need. Coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, and the milk of your choice are blended into a creamy, oatmeal-like cereal and topped with fresh berries. Make Primal oatmeal in the morning or the night before. Serve it hot or cold. Personalize your bowl by using different types of nuts and non-dairy milks, sweetening with pure maple syrup or yacon syrup instead of a Medjool date, and adding more flavorRead More


Primal + Keto Cooking Made Easy: Primal Oatmeal

On mornings when a bowl of oatmeal is what your body craves, this hearty and comforting Primal breakfast cereal is exactly what you need. Coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, and the milk of your choice are blended into a creamy, oatmeal-like cereal and topped with fresh berries. Make Primal oatmeal in the morning or the night before. Serve it hot or cold. Personalize your bowl by using different types of nuts and non-dairy milks, sweetening with pure maple syrup or yacon syrup instead of a Medjool date, and adding more flavorRead More


Primal + Keto Cooking Made Easy: Primal Oatmeal

On mornings when a bowl of oatmeal is what your body craves, this hearty and comforting Primal breakfast cereal is exactly what you need. Coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, and the milk of your choice are blended into a creamy, oatmeal-like cereal and topped with fresh berries. Make Primal oatmeal in the morning or the night before. Serve it hot or cold. Personalize your bowl by using different types of nuts and non-dairy milks, sweetening with pure maple syrup or yacon syrup instead of a Medjool date, and adding more flavorRead More


Chocolate Collagen Pudding

We love a good Collagen Fuel (or Primal Fuel) shake, but there’s something to be said for mixing it up. We think this Chocolate Collagen Pudding does the trick quite nicely—other non-Primal members of the household will likely think so, too. With two scoops of collagen plus cocoa powder and coconut milk (sub regular milk if you prefer), it satisfies even the most discerning chocolate lover without all the sugar and additives many puddings (especially boxed powders or premade varieties have). And one juicy secret? You can have it twoRead More


Weekly Link Love — Edition 42

Research of the Week Findings from a new meta-analysis of vitamin D studies: D3 better than D2, D protective against cancer. Keto is looking quite promising for cancer. Among children with a genetic proclivity toward celiac disease, eating more gluten than average increases the risk of developing celiac. Animal milk is better for the environment than plant milk. Social exclusion makes the room seem darker. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 364: Carnivore and Cancer: Host Brad Kearns explores the relationship between carnivore dieting and cancer. Episode 365: Paul Robinson: HostRead More


Weekly Link Love — Edition 42

Research of the Week Findings from a new meta-analysis of vitamin D studies: D3 better than D2, D protective against cancer. Keto is looking quite promising for cancer. Among children with a genetic proclivity toward celiac disease, eating more gluten than average increases the risk of developing celiac. Animal milk is better for the environment than plant milk. Social exclusion makes the room seem darker. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 364: Carnivore and Cancer: Host Brad Kearns explores the relationship between carnivore dieting and cancer. Episode 365: Paul Robinson: HostRead More