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Primal Gift Guide 2020

People rag on the holiday season for being too commercial. You can certainly go too far in that direction, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with giving meaningful gifts to people you care about. In fact, that’s one of the kindest acts a person can do. Today’s Primal gift guide does not consist of pointless consumerist...


Weekly Link Love – Edition 97

Research of the Week A bodybuilding supplement reduces frailty and extends lifespan in mice. Honey bee venom shows efficacy against cancer cells. Beard prevalence predicts intra-sexual competition among men. Exercise promotes general stress resilience. Selenium deficiency is a major factor in cardiomyopathy. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 443: Dallas Hartwig: Host Elle Russ welcomes Dallas...


10 Reasons Why Eating Beef is Good for You and the Planet

Today we’re sharing a post by guest authors Robb Wolf, New York Times Best Selling Author and one of the early advocates of the paleo lifestyle, and Diana Rodgers, RD, Real Food Dietitian and Sustainability Advocate. Robb and Diana co-authored Sacred Cow, an eye-opening book about meat, health, and sustainability, out this month.  The ancestral...


What to Do When You Have a Setback

“I went off the rails this weekend…” “I feel like I lost all my progress…” “I couldn’t make it a day without eating a piece of bread…” The path to success is often paved with setbacks. And the fact of the matter is, if you haven’t had one yet, you probably will sometime in the...


If You Want Real Change, Start with SMART Goals

Avoid inflammatory, processed foods. Get plenty of sleep. Move your body on a regular basis. It’s the trifecta of good health. But if this was everything you needed to know, we’d all be metabolically flexible with rock-hard abs and proper blood sugar levels. That’s because knowing what to do and how to do it are...


9 Worthy Alternatives to the Back Squat (No Barbell Required)

As great as back squats are for strength, general fitness, and body composition, sometimes they just don’t work for a person. Maybe they cause knee, shoulder, or wrist pain. Maybe someone’s body proportions aren’t conducive to proper back squatting. Maybe their legs are too long to achieve good depth without compromising position. While there are dozens of articles imploring...