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Weekly Link Love—Edition 8

Research of the Week Preliminary evidence shows that restricting calories prunes weak gut cells, thereby improving overall gut barrier function. Prediabetes (shockingly common) impairs fertility. It’s never too late to lift and make gains. Great apes are great problem solvers. GMO houseplants remove air-borne toxins. THC alters the genetic profile of sperm...

The Pros & Cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Primal Women

A Primal woman’s first reaction to the prospect of taking synthetic hormone replacements for menopause? Probably a healthy dose of skepticism. We in the ancestral health community, after all, tend to view pharmaceuticals as a last resort—interventions that are overprescribed by vested interests, create their own...

Dear Mark: More On Women and Fasting

Last week, I updated an older post on women and intermittent fasting. For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’ll be answering some of the comments and questions from...

13 Keto-Friendly Fiber Foods

While some keto or low-carb proponents claim fiber is useless at best and actively harmful at worst, I come down on the side that says fiber is probably helpful for most people. Some folks have persistently better responses to low- or no-fiber keto diets, and I...

10 Ideas to Make Workouts More Fun (and a Contest)

Workouts are work. There’s no way around that. Whenever you move matter through space and time, whether you’re displacing your own body weight or a barbell or a kettle bell, you’re doing work. It’s just physics. But there’s another meaning of “work”: an unpleasant but necessary...

Keto Convenience Foods: What To Try (and What To Skip)

If you read any of those “10 Reasons Keto is the Worst” articles out there, the common anti-keto argument you’ll see is that it’s too hard. The premise: keto must be unsustainable because eating meat, eggs, avocados, veggies, nuts, coconut, etc. is just too arduous long term. I’m sure you can guess how...

10 Natural Anxiety Remedies

Anxiety is normal. It’s something we all have experience with—to one degree or another. Most people are anxious about something that hangs over them and follows them around like a personal rain cloud. Then there’s the deeper but still familiar anxiety many of us carry. The...

Dry Fasting: Is It Worth It?

Today’s post is about dry fasting. I’ve covered plenty of other aspects of intermittent fasting, including recommendations around longer fasts, but lately I’ve gotten enough questions about this particular angle that I thought I’d address it. Dry fasting is going without both food and fluid. That means...

Primal Changed the Lifestyle of My Entire Family

It’s Friday, 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 it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as...

Weekend Link Love — Edition 524

Research of the Week The most plausible explanation for the decline in well-being among youth is increased screen time. Small gifts lubricate business deals. Lifting reduces muscle efficiency (a good thing). Dog intelligence is “not that exceptional.” Raw meat and bone diets for dogs actually work. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 280: Cornell Thomas: Host Elle Russ chats with Cornell...

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