Weekly Link Love — Episode 55

Research of the Week Toxins produced by a specific gut bacteria make alcohol even worse for your liver. To live longer, rest more (but earn that rest). “Taken together, these…

Ribeye Roast + A Huge Holiday Giveaway

Ribeye steaks get lots of love, but there’s something about a ribeye roast that makes for an unforgettable meal. Tender, juicy, marbled to perfection, it’s a main course that’s perfect…

Weekly Link Love — Episode 54

Research of the Week Researchers discover the fossil of an 12 million year old arboreal ape who also did bipedal walking. Human diseases may have wiped out the Neanderthals. The…

Celery Root Soup

Beauty isn’t everything and celery root is living proof. There’s nothing about its knobby, gnarled, beige appearance that would entice you to put it in your shopping cart. You’ve probably…

Understanding imposter syndrome

We all feel out of our depth at work from time to time: anxious about a presentation or meeting, for example, or momentarily outshone by an ambitious colleague. And that’s…

The Definitive Guide to Inflammation

Inflammation gets a bad rap in the alternative health world: “Inflammation causes heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune disease! It’s at the root of depression.” These are all true—to some extent….

4 supplements to boost your mood

While most of us are aware that nutritional deficiencies can impact us physically, many of us don’t think about the impact that a diet lacking in certain nutrients has on…

Ultimate Primal Pumpkin Pie

Traditions are a big part of the holiday season for many people, but if you find yourself doing something strictly out of tradition and not because you particularly enjoy it,…

Weekly Link Love—Episode 53

Research of the Week When postmenopausal, moderate energy restriction preserves far more muscle and bone than severe energy restriction. Elevated levels of fat oxidation induced by a high-fat, low-carb diet…

Olive Oil Is Here! + a Giveaway

I’ve always been an avocado fan—and, by extension, an avocado oil proponent. I enjoy the buttery flavor and cooking versatility. I love avocado oil—but…it’s not exclusive. Anyone who knows me…

For comfort and pleasure

Let’s not be shy: vaginal dryness can affect us at any time of life. It’s common in menopause due to changes in the balance of hormones, but it can also…

I Wanted To Get To the Root Cause

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…

Harvest Steak Salad

Hearty salads have the best of all worlds: ample protein, copious vegetables, and big flavor. And when they’re seasonally inspired? All the better… We’re loving this earthy autumn dish right…

Weekly Link Love — Episode 52

Research of the Week In an Iranian study, fast food—but not sugary beverages and salty snacks—is strongly associated with liver enzyme elevation. Neanderthals used tar to bind arrow heads to…

90-Minute Low-Carb, Keto Meal Prep

Spend 90-minutes in the kitchen on a Sunday and you’ll be thanking yourself all week long. This low-carb, keto-friendly meal prep stocks your refrigerator with five ready-to-eat meals. Combining home-cooked…

Beat the winter blues

Has the change in season left you feeling tired, tearful, or grumpy? You’re not alone. While research suggests around 3% of people in the UK are diagnosed with full-blown seasonal…

5 Biggest Longevity Myths

Older people (and those headed in that direction, which is everyone else) are really sold a bill of goods when it comes to health and longevity advice. I’m not a…

Why we need more vitamin D

If you’ve followed the health news at all over the past couple of years, chances are that you’ll have heard that you should be supplementing vitamin D, at least through…

Penne Alla Vodka

These days you can find a wide array of grain-free pastas with genuinely delicious flavor and texture. If you like the taste of pasta but want to limit the pasta…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 51

Research of the Week Manure from cows given antibiotics makes for substandard soil. Bonobos are bigger meat eaters than we thought. The Neolithic revolution was more about private property than…

Energy high

If you have an active lifestyle, you’ll know the importance of keeping up your energy levels. But sometimes it’s hard to find the right snack at the right time, offering…

3 Spaghetti Squash Bowl Recipes

Pasta night needn’t be a thing of the past when you adopt Primal Blueprint eating principles. While there’s a host of packaged paleo and even keto pasta choices out there…

Keto and Cancer: Where Do We Stand?

The ketogenic diet has exploded in popularity over the last few years. Hordes of people are using it to lose body fat, overcome metabolic diseases, improve their endurance performance, attain…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 50

Research of the Week Overtrained athletes aren’t as good at delaying gratification. Dogs are more effective than statins. PUFAs linked to skin cancer, saturated fats neutral, MUFA protective. Zebra stripes…

What is yoga nidra?

Brought to the masses in the early 1950s by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, yoga nidra has its roots in ancient tantric texts. The practice claims to help you reach ‘the border…

Improve your mental wellbeing

Anxiety and depression affect one fifth of women – that’s 21.5 per cent, compared with 16.5 per cent of men. The Mental Health Foundation reports women are twice as likely…

Class crashers: chi running

My instructions for a session with chi running instructor, Gray Caws, read like a good spy movie: ‘Meet me at 6.45pm in Finsbury Park outside the café, by the large…

23 Fall Salad Recipes

A special thanks to Aimee McNew at Paleohacks.com for today’s Whole30® recipe roundup. Autumn is abundant with hearty and savory foods, but that doesn’t mean salad season has to be…

Primal (or) Keto Fudgy Brownies

Keto eating should always put nutrients first, but there’s nothing wrong with having treat recipes on hand for when you’re making the conscious choice to enjoy something sweet. This recipe…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 49

Research of the Week Despite being at an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, shift workers eat the same number of calories as daytime workers. In prehistoric Bavaria,…

Whey Protein vs. Pea Protein

In response to the recent post on whey vs. collagen, a number of readers wrote in asking about pea protein. Today, I’m going to compare the two. Before I begin,…

Primal (or) Keto Pasta Alfredo

There’s such simplicity in pairing a delicious pasta sauce with zoodles or spaghetti squash, but sometimes you want to pull out all of the stops. When you feel like getting…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 48

Research of the Week Not everyone responds to blue light at night the same way. How a keto diet (possibly) affects muscle mass. High dose metformin blunts muscle gain. Your…

17 Vegetarian Whole30® Recipes

A special thanks to Aimee McNew at Paleohacks.com for today’s Whole30® recipe roundup. Yup, you can be a vegetarian and still do a Whole30 challenge. Find out how to plan…

Class crashers: touch rugby

I’m afraid to say that my previous experience of rugby has been horribly sexist. It’s been a sport for my brother to play, my dad to coach and me to…

What does turmeric do?

Over the past few years, the health and wellness world has developed an obsession with a particular yellow spice.  Turmeric has been a buzzword on health blogs and hipster café…

Alcohol-free spice & black

Whether you’re the designated driver for the evening, attempting to keep your units in check, or would simply like a refreshing, alcohol-free tipple to try, this delicious spiced blackcurrant drink…

The glow diet

There’s no hiding chipped nail polish, just like no amount of moisturising can mask a bad diet. The nutrients we take on act as our body’s building blocks, helping us…

Primal + Keto Omelet Muffins

In a perfect world, we’d all sit down every morning to a leisurely, healthy breakfast. In the real world, however, we’ve all done our share of eating breakfast in our…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 47

Research of the Week Anemia during the first 30 weeks of pregnancy raises the risk of autism and ADHD in the offspring. Alzheimer’s patients who ate 20 grams of medium…

Weekly Link Love — Episode 46

Research of the Week One argument against free will has been debunked. Researchers discover that “refined grains and meat” and “oil and salt” dietary patterns are bad. Type 2 diabetes is reversible…

17 Easy Whole30® Recipes

A special thanks to Aimee McNew at Paleohacks.com for today’s keto recipe roundup. Trying a Whole30® can be a great way to refresh your diet or routine. If you’re already…

White Chicken Chili

White chili is called white chili for three reasons. One, it’s made with chicken, not beef. Two, it’s made with white beans. Three, it’s sometimes thickened with milk and flour,…

Weekly Link Love — Episode 45

Research of the Week Measles may wipe out the immune system’s memory of other pathogens. Taking growth hormone, metformin, and DHEA appears to reverse signs of aging in humans. Increased…

Balsamic Drumsticks

This sticky and slightly sweet balsamic sauce is one of the simplest recipes you’ll find. Four ingredients. Five minutes’ total effort. It doesn’t get much easier than that—especially for meat…

Weekly Link Love — Episode 44

Research of the Week Statins increase Lp(a). In mice, a high-fat maternal diet protects against Alzheimer’s in the offspring. Neanderthals ranged into western Iran. Among Chinese seniors living in an…

22 Keto Air Fryer Recipes

A special thanks to Courtney Hamilton at Paleohacks.com for today’s keto recipe roundup. Cook up keto-friendly meat, veggies, chips, and fries in a snap with the air fryer! The air…