Keto Egg Bake

Eggs and bacon or eggs and sausage with black or collagen coffee are typical keto breakfasts, but this keto egg bake is a nutrient-dense and satiating option for weekend morning…

Weekly Link Love – Edition 64

Research of the Week The environmental footprint of different diets is not what we’ve been led to believe. Genetic analysis of ancient Hungarian conquerors. Men on a low-fat diet may…

What does ginseng do?

Image: Shutterstock Today it’s a staple ingredient for energy-boosting blends at trendy juice bars, but in reality, the ginseng plant has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for centuries. And…

Keto Pills: Why I’m Highly Skeptical

There are a dizzying number of keto pills on the market now. They promise easy weight loss, increased energy, and the benefits of ketosis without the pesky following-a-strict-diet part. As…

Weekly Link Love – Edition 63

Research of the Week Evidence of cooked starchy rhizomes from 170,000 years ago. Prenatal exposure to phthalates linked to lower muscle mass at 6 years of age in girls (but…

Whole30® Recipe Roundup

Eating well means different things to different people, but I think we can agree that it should always taste good. The recipes that follow happen to be aligned with Whole30®…

Keto Sugar Cookies

On occasion, a reliable and tasty basic cookie recipe that’s remade to be keto-friendly can be useful when you need to bake something for the kids’ class but don’t want…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 62

Research of the Week Under severe calorie restriction, exercise reduces muscle loss by inhibiting autophagy. Alcohol abstinence is a good idea for people with atrial fibrillation. Common pyrethroid pesticides, including…

6 reasons to try Dry January

Photo: iStock Whenever Britain’s drunken escapades hit the news, one image is always wheeled out: a young woman lying passed-out on a Bristol street bench, copious bottles of booze piled…

What does starflower oil do?

Photo: Shutterstock If you’ve not heard of starflower oil before, you won’t be alone. While the plant it comes from has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries, we’re…

When Does Fasting Cross the Line?

A little while back, Mark posted an article about 14 scenarios in which intermittent fasting (IF) might be just the ticket. We got some requests for a follow-up about times…

Keto Q&A: Diving Into Keto For Life

We didn’t set out with the intention, but somehow it happened. Keto For Life was assigned a release date of New Year’s Eve—tomorrow, in fact. While there’s never a wrong…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 61

Research of the Week The French are eating more soy (and soy isoflavones, estrogen mimetics) than ever before. Not only does integrating livestock with organic crop rotation improve the health…

Happy Holidays

Good morning, everyone. The staff and I are off today, taking some time with our families, but I wanted to wish the best to you and yours today. Maybe you’re…

I’m 55 and Feel Like I’m 20

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…

Class crashers: Qigong

Image: Triyoga Scouring the internet didn’t really give me the clearest idea of what to expect from a qigong class. Perhaps based more on hope than evidence, I foresaw an…

Periods don’t have to be wasteful

We’re all increasingly conscious of our beauty footprint, cutting down on excessive, non-recyclable packaging and ingredients that are harmful to the environment. Isn’t it time we took the same approach…

Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts

If you’re looking for a dessert worthy of a holiday (let alone a new decade), look no further. Rich, smooth, and decadent on the inside; crunchy and nutty on the…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 60

Research of the Week Analysis of Stone Age chewing gum reveals the DNA of a hunter-gatherer woman from ancient Denmark; duck and hazelnut remnants from her last meal were also…

How to actually enjoy Christmas

Image: iStock Various factors tend to collide at Christmas, so, with the best will in the world, at times it can be challenging to feel genuinely ‘merry’! ‘We don’t have…

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

The best appetizers should be a surprising, satisfying confluence of flavor and texture—in a single mouthful. Yes, it’s a bit of a tall order, isn’t it? Nevertheless, we think the…

Keto For Life Giveaway

Good morning, everyone! I’ve got a success story coming up later today, but this morning I’m thrilled to share that I’m giving away 10 copies of Keto For Life. Whether…

I Am Making Gains On All Levels

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…

Rosemary Holiday Ham

‘Tis the season for impressive meats, and ham is certainly one of the classics. Tender, savory and salty, it’s easy to love—and, thankfully, easy to prepare. Store-bought hams are typically…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 59

Research of the Week Blocking fatty acid oxidation when fatty acids are elevated turns out to be a terrible idea. Evidence for optimism. More potassium in the diet, more IGF-1…

13 Holiday Desserts

Although our holiday menus revolve around the delicious meats and savory sides, there’s still a soft spot for many of us when it comes to holiday sweets. Whether it’s baking…

The Definitive Guide to Tea

Tea can mean a lot of different plants. There’s maté, the bitter South American shrub steeped in boiling water to extract the caffeine-like compounds contained within. There’s rooibos, the “red…

Cranberry Orange Olive Oil Cake

Whether you’re hosting guests or you’re just looking to serve a little something special for after dinner, we love this lower carb version of a classic favorite this time of…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 58

Research of the Week Time-restricted eating improves body composition, weight loss, blood lipids, blood pressure, and sleep quality in patients on statins. Social media abstinence fails to produce improvements in…

Should I try sex therapy?

Image: iStock It’s the one topic we’re reluctant to discuss: the health of our sex lives. But desire can take a nosedive at any age and for myriad reasons, from…

How to avoid burnout

Image: iStock Through the working week, many of us can feel like we’re running on empty. Exhausted, we try to catch up on sleep at the weekends and tell ourselves…

Class crashers: SoulCycle

I’ve never done a spin class, but I’ve heard the horror stories: from colleagues passing out, to housemates throwing up and one super-fit, marathon-running friend telling me: ‘Never do it….

Class crashers: Orangetheory Fitness

Other than that it’s allegedly Michelle Obama’s favourite workout and that it has something to do with monitoring your heart rate, I know little about Orangetheory Fitness when I enter…

4 of nature’s best hangover cures

Image: iStock If you drink alcohol, the likelihood is that you’ll have experienced a hangover at some point in your life – but what causes it? Well, hangover symptoms (including…

Hot baked fruit salad

Through the winter months, it’s perfectly normal to crave sweet, warm puddings. And this hot baked fruit salad is the perfect compromise between enjoying something indulgent and still getting the…

The Case For Better Meat

It’s Giving Tuesday, and while I know the world is full of good causes, today I’m highlighting one close to my heart. It’s one I’ve contributed to significantly because it…

I Enjoy My Life So Much More

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…

Cinnamon Tea Cranberry Muffins

A big thank you to the good folks at Pique Tea for today’s awesome seasonal recipe. They’ve got a nice holiday deal going for the tea lover in your life…

Weekly Link Love — Edition 57

Research of the Week Eating peanuts before one year of age may protect against peanut allergy. High levels of de novo lipogenesis-derived fatty acids linked to heart disease. Oyster farming…

Happy Thanksgiving

Per Primal tradition, the bees and I are off for the day. I’ve said before that I consider Thanksgiving to be the most Primal of holidays. The elevated act of…

Join Me For January Keto Month!

Good morning, folks. So, is it too soon to start looking ahead to 2020? I’m joking. I’m on social media, I’ve seen all the posts urging, “There’s only ____ days…

Weekly Link Love — Episode 56

Research of the Week Binge drinkers have a lower prefrontal cortical response to alcohol. Implanting fecal matter from people with colon cancer into healthy rodents gives them precancerous lesions. Fecal…

How to embrace winter

Do you struggle with the plummeting temperatures and lack of daylight? Perhaps you associate winter with feeling tired and low, and fighting off bugs. It doesn’t have to be this…

Are you getting enough fibre?

Since the F-Plan diet in the 1980s, and the days when it was known as ‘roughage’, we’ve learnt a lot more about fibre and its importance to health. Apart from…

Should I try sound baths?

Long associated with eastern religion (or old Rank movies), the rippling, echo-y tones of the gong are having a moment. Billed as a shortcut to a meditative state, practitioners claim…

Dear Mark: Synthetic Peptides

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering one question from a reader. It’s all about synthetic peptides, small chains of amino acids with potentially huge effects on your health…

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….