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Keto Pulled BBQ Ranch Chicken Sliders

“Pulled” BBQ is a classic for potlucks, parties, game day spreads and casual family dinners. No wonder—it’s easy to make ahead (in big batches no less) and even does well for leftovers. Still, the sauce and buns traditionally haven’t been low-carb friendly…until now. Today we’ve got another comfort...

Weekly Link Love — Edition 26

Research of the Week Scientists generate speech from brain recordings. In the U.S., sedentary behavior has remained stable or gotten more prevalent. Visualizing coffee might be enough (not buying this one). Pigs who eat chicken generate more lipid oxidation products than pigs who eat beef. When we sleep, our brain distinguishes between important and unimportant sounds. Thinking of your...

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...

10 Natural Sleep Aids: What Works and Why

By now, the average person grasps just how important sleep is for our overall health. It seems like every month there’s a new popular science book extolling the virtues of sleep. Parents remember the zombified newborn days and can see (and hear), firsthand, what happens when...

Top 10 Fasting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Folks, you know I’m a long-time believer in intermittent fasting for longevity, autophagy, mental clarity, fitness performance, metabolic health, and more. I’m excited that Dr. Jason Fung has stopped by the blog today to share a bit about common fasting mistakes. Enjoy! So, you’ve decided to add some...

I’m Hell-Bent On Creating a Healthier Fire Service

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

Salmon Foil Pack

Foil pack dinners offer the ease and convenience of single packs with zero clean-up: an attractive option for anyone looking to make the most of their evenings (while still putting a healthy meal on the table). We think this light and tasty salmon with asparagus pack is...

Weekly Link Love — Edition 25

Research of the Week Statins linked to diabetes, again. A ketogenic diet helps relapsing MS patients lower fatigue, reduce depression, and lose weight. Indigenous Australians traded pottery with Papua New Guineans for thousands of years. A fatty liver epidemic in young people is bad news and simply shouldn’t be happening...

Keto and the Menstrual Cycle: Is There Reason To Worry?

It seems every “keto for women” forum abounds with stories about menstrual cycles gone wild in the first few months of keto. Irregular cycles, breakthrough bleeding, and periods lasting much longer than normal are common complaints. Sometimes these stories are cited as evidence that keto isn’t good for women, at least not premenopausal...

What Breaks a Fast: Supplement Edition

Last week, I explored the impact of all the various foods, beverages, and food-like substances people consume while fasting—and hoping to maintain a functionally fasted state in the post, “The Definitive Guide To What Breaks a Fast.” Does MCT oil break the fast? What about coffee,...

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