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The #1 Gift You Can Give Yourself This Year

There are some amazing story-tellers out there in the world, on the television, in the newspapers, on social media. Omnipresent narrators with an authoritative command of language and imagery and sound and special effects that wield supreme confidence. Doesn’t matter if the stories they tell are largely fictional. They sound and look good so we...

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Common Misconceptions about the Primal Blueprint

Here we are, closing in on 20 years of indulging this “fad” called the Primal/paleo movement. And the critics said we wouldn’t last. Ha! I find it extremely gratifying that new people are jumping on board, questioning conventional wisdom, configuring their own Primal practices, and, in doing so, remaking their health. It’s a testament to...

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Learn to Listen to Your Body Again

Summer parties, BBQs, a few adult beverages. Heck, it’s been forever since you’ve had a little fun — and this past year has been rough — so why not indulge? Why not pile on the treat foods and keep the sangria flowing? While you’re at it, go ahead and stay up way too late. There’s...

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Is Oatmeal Good for You? It Depends.

A lot of foods exist on a spectrum of suitability, from “really bad” wheat to “not so terrible” rice. Well, what about the rest of them? Since I get a lot of email asking whether oats and oatmeal are good for you, I figured I would dig into that question for this post. Though I...

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 118

Research of the Week Lower LDL, higher diabetes risk. Vitamin D appears effective against Covid deaths. Host selenium deficiency not only leaves you open to infections, it promotes the mutation of benign viruses into pathogenic ones. Researchers were able to have conversations with dreamers during REM sleep. “One hectare of a milpa comprising maize, common...

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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...

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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...

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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...