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12 Sep

Dear Mark: Did Three New Studies Debunk the Primal Blueprint?

Paleo Debunking real in lineFor today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions that at first glance appear to cast doubt on some of the founding tenets of the Primal Blueprint. First, did a recent study show that low-carb dieting is no better—and perhaps worse—than low-fat dieting at helping you lose body fat? The second is a two-parter: are we hypocrites for “ignoring” the insulinogenic effects of protein, and does a paleo diet actually abolish the beneficial effects of CrossFit?  And third, a new study found evidence of cereal grain consumption in a group of European hunter-gatherers. What gives?

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11 Sep

Weekend Link Love – Edition 417

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Vitamin D may reduce asthma attacks.

Nibbling your nuts linked to lower inflammation.

Human brains are particularly blood-thirsty.

Antibiotic prescriptions linked to food allergies in kids. Parents: if you’re faced with giving your kid antibiotics, read this.

The majority of your brain’s structure was inherited from your parents.

Caffeine may keep cognitive decline at bay.

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10 Sep

Sweet Potato Chili Fries

Chili Fries 1Look up the definition of “gut bomb” and you just might see a photo of chili fries. But not these chili fries. Primal sweet potato chili fries are made from sweet potato fries baked in avocado oil and topped with your favorite chili, plus a light sprinkle of high-quality sharp cheddar cheese and a drizzle of chipotle cashew cream. The method used here for sweet potatoes fries–steam first, then bake–is a great method to use any time you bake cut sweet potatoes (or regular potatoes).

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9 Sep

Paleo Thyroid Solution Success Story: Morgan Buehler

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. This week’s featured testimonial is one of many success stories spurred by Primal Blueprint Publishing’s upcoming release, The Paleo Thyroid Solution, by Elle Russ.

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 coming in. Thank you for reading!

realifestories in lineThe winter of 2012, when I was twenty-eight, I started to notice changes in my digestion: feeling super bloated every night and just generally sick after I ate. I was going to the bathroom less and less. And the constipation…ugh! Awful. I was freezing all the time, cold hands and feet. I’d lay in bed, and my butt would literally be cold to the touch. It was bizarre! I was working from home at the time, and I remember not wanting to get out of bed, I was that cold. I’d work from my bed until eleven, which was ridiculous because I live in Los Angeles and grew up in Chicago; 60 °F should have seemed warm to me! I was napping every afternoon. I’m not a sleepy or lazy person: I work out every day, eat very clean, and surf three to four times a week. But during this point in my life, I was really exhausted all the time, especially at 3:00 p.m.

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8 Sep

Introducing The Paleo Thyroid Solution! Order Today and Receive Five Free Bonuses!

PTS-320-240I couldn’t be more pleased to announce Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest release, The Paleo Thyroid Solution, by our own Primal Blueprint Podcast host, Elle Russ. This groundbreaking book targets the largest demographic out there–every human being! Every human being has a thyroid gland (unless it was surgically removed) and every human being’s fat-burning metabolism is heavily influenced by this tiny, often overlooked piece of biological machinery. While there are many thyroid books floating in the ether, this is the first book connecting primal/paleo/ancestral health principles with optimal thyroid hormone function and metabolism.

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