8 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Partner (Who Doesn’t Eat Like You Do)

dealing with a difficult partnerOne of the biggest challenges of going Primal (or Keto or anything that goes against the norm of the Standard American Diet) is dealing with people who have no clue why you’d ever do such a thing. Even though there have been tons of studies1 on the risks of eating processed foods, grains, and industrialized oils, there are just as many folks panicking when you pass on the rolls. It’s even harder when those folks are your spouse or significant other.

If you’ve ever heard your partner say… read more

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Research of the Week

Some modifiable risk factors for dementia.

35% of healthy, unexposed donors had evidence of T-cell reactivity to the coronavirus.

We can handle one-off feasts pretty well.

Genetic variants that may predict severe coronavirus outcomes.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 436: Dr. David Roetman, DC: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. David Roetman, who gets major results with non-surgical orthopedics and functional medicine.

Episode 437: Nathanael Morton: The Benefits of Jumping Exercises and Persevering Through Extreme Challenges: Host Brad Kearns chats with Nathanael Morton about the benefits of explosive jumping. read more

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

is meat good for you the planetToday 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 health community generally accepts the right type of meat as a health food. In fact, eating animals is the number one guiding principle of the Primal lifestyle. Still, some groups advise against meat consumption. read more

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What Is Sarcopenia and How Can You Defeat It?

age related muscle lossWhen most people worry about getting old, they focus on the obvious degenerative diseases like diabetes and cancer and Alzheimer’s or the catastrophic health emergencies that can occur, like strokes or heart attacks. They think about the melange of medicines they might have to take, the panicked rush to the ER in the dead of night, the slow but unmistakable descent into painful oblivion. But one of the deadliest health conditions afflicting older adults is also one of the most silent and unknown: sarcopenia, or the degeneration and loss of muscle mass and strength. read more

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Research of the Week

National handgrip score predicts Olympic medal tally.

Got super high cholesterol? Might be the carbs.

An EVOO-based high-fat diet causes a good kind of gut dysbiosis that lowers the risk of colon cancer.

How time has passed for people during the pandemic: for half it sped up, for half it slowed.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 432: Jon Venus: Host Elle Russ chats with fitness expert Jon Venus, former vegan who’s now embracing ancestral omnivory.

Episode 433: Brian Gryn: Host Brad Kearns chats with Brian Gryn about intermittent fasting. read more

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Ask a Health Coach: Sleep, Weight Loss Stalls, and Skipping the Gym

How bad is working and eating late at night? Wondering why you’re not losing weight? And what if you don’t want to go back to the gym? In this week’s edition of Ask a Health Coach, Erin is back to answer more of your questions. Keep them coming in the comments below or over in our Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook Group.

Jacob asked:

“My nighttime habits are the worst. I stay up too late working, then I’m hungry and go looking for a snack at 1 or 2 am. I don’t think I should be working and eating that late, but how bad is it really?” read more

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What Is Monk Fruit Sweetener, and Is It Keto?

what is monk fruit sweetenerWhen you give up sugar, that doesn’t mean you have to give up sweet treats. You can find natural ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar, and that doesn’t mean you have to resort to dangerous artificial sweeteners. Monk fruit is a keto community favorite ingredient to sweeten recipes, but what exactly is it, and where does it come from? Is there any research behind monk fruit? And how do we compare the various formulations next to each other in the supermarket aisle? Let’s break this down. read more

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How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke

how to eat artichokes Artichokes are a mysterious vegetable, and a lot of people are intimidated by them. How do you cook an artichoke? How do you cut into it? What parts do you eat? And how does it taste?

You may have had marinated artichoke hearts that come in a jar, or you’ve noticed little strips of artichoke in your spinach dip. But eating a whole artichoke is a lot different than having prepared hearts.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to prepare and eat an artichoke, along with my favorite dipping sauces. read more

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Research of the Week

Ancient Irish elite were largely incestuous.

In a recent study, coronavirus shows up on tons of hospital surfaces but with very low viral loads. Present but not transmissible.

Having a younger blood donor is linked to shorter hospital stays.

“Conservation areas” don’t actually conserve anything.

Losing body fat probably improves cancer resistance.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 429: Rob Mack: Host Elle Russ chats with Rob Mack, an expert on the interplay between happiness and success. read more

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Research of the Week

Listening to Mozart daily reduces seizure frequency.

A Mediterranean ketogenic diet makes changes to the cerebrospinal fluid profile indicative of a lower risk of cognitive decline.

A low-carb, high-fat diet works for people with type 2 diabetes. Again.

More omega-3s, more strength (in older adults).

Links between personality traits and where a person spends their time.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 428: Jerry Wolf: Host Elle Russ chats with Jerry Wolf, a personal trainer and body worker with over 15 years of experience read more

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