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8 Comebacks For Keto Criticisms

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s easy to forget how weird we all are. You spend your days reading this and other health blogs, communing with Primal and keto folks on social media, staying abreast of the nutrition… Continue Reading →

Dear Mark: Increased Red Meat, Reduced Carb, Increased Death?

This post was originally published on this siteFor today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First, what’s the deal with the new Harvard study claiming that eating more red meat increases the death rate? Does it actually prove… Continue Reading →

Leanne Vogel

This post was originally published on this siteElle Russ chats with Leanne Vogel about her latest book Keto for Women and the nuanced dietary considerations that women can adopt to help them succeed with a keto lifestyle.  Leanne is the founder of Healthful… Continue Reading →

Primal+Keto Cooking Made Easy: Tex-Mex Fajita Veggies

This post was originally published on this siteThe last couple weeks I’ve grilled up some great Primal+keto meat dishes: steak and marinated chicken. But I’m a big believer in above ground, non-starchy vegetables for a Primal and keto diet. One… Continue Reading →

Weekly Link Love — Edition 33

This post was originally published on this siteResearch of the Week Distracting yourself to get through unpleasant but important activities doesn’t work. Cereal is still full of glyphosate. How estrogen protects bone. A very low-carb diet is effective and sustainable… Continue Reading →

Does Diet Influence Menopause Timing?

This post was originally published on this siteLast week, I linked to a story about a popular vegan blogger, author, and influencer who found herself going into menopause at the age of 37 despite doing “everything right.” She exercised, she… Continue Reading →

Definitive Guide To Sprinting, Part 1: Benefits of Sprinting

This post was originally published on this siteAs Primal enthusiasts know, sprinting is an essential element to leading an optimally fit life. After all, it’s one of the 10 Primal Blueprint Laws, and perhaps the quintessential anti-aging activity. Brief, explosive… Continue Reading →

Definitive Guide To Sprinting, Part 2: Creating a Sprinting Workout (+Video)

This post was originally published on this siteNow that you’ve absorbed the rationale and benefits to add sprinting to your fitness program with Part One of the Definitive Guide To Sprinting, let’s get into the details of how to conduct… Continue Reading →

Dear Mark: Electrolytes and Keto Carbs

This post was originally published on this siteFor today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering questions from the comment sections of the recent posts on daily keto carb limits, within-meal keto carb limits, and electrolytes. I’m addressing questions about alcohol,… Continue Reading →

CJ Hunt

This post was originally published on this siteElle Russ chats with CJ Hunt, the writer, producer and host of the break out film (and first Paleo documentary), The Perfect Human Diet, and author of the how-to companion guide of the same title…. Continue Reading →

Primal+Keto Cooking Made Easy: Devyn’s Grilled Marinated Chicken

This post was originally published on this siteLast week I shared with you how I cook my steaks. Today I’m covering another grilled favorite—chicken. A lot of people hesitate to grill chicken, especially skinless chicken, and rightly so. Its leanness… Continue Reading →

Weekly Link Love — Edition 32

This post was originally published on this siteResearch of the Week Modern hunter-gatherers probably don’t live in particularly marginalized areas, at least compared to other subsistence groups. Since 2008, diabetes incidence in the US has actually gone down (apparently driven… Continue Reading →

Why Does the Keto Reset Allow 50 Grams of Carbs?

This post was originally published on this siteIf you look around the online keto-sphere, you’ll notice that 20 or 30 grams is often the standard daily limit for carbohydrate intake. Any more than that, they say, and you’ll never get… Continue Reading →

Electrolytes and Keto: Why They Matter for the Transition

This post was originally published on this siteThe one piece of advice all newcomers to the ketogenic diet receive is to “get enough electrolytes.” It doesn’t matter what flavor of keto diet you’re talking about—paleo, carnivore, Primal, standard, clinical, mainstream,… Continue Reading →

Steven Gundry, M.D.

This post was originally published on this siteElle Russ chats with Steven Gundry, M.D. about his new book The Longevity Paradox.  During his 40-year medical career he performed over 10,000 heart surgeries and developed patented, life-saving medical technology. After discovering key… Continue Reading →

Primal+Keto Cooking Made Easy: Mark’s Grilled Steak

This post was originally published on this siteHappy Monday, everybody. I’m welcoming you to my backyard today with one of my all-time Primal (and keto) favorites: grilled steak. It doesn’t get much better than a juicy New York strip hot… Continue Reading →

Endurance: Dude Spellings: A Primal journey from carb addition and 212lbs to 165lb fat burning beast

This post was originally published on this sitePrimal Health Coach and extreme health expert Dude Spellings returns to the show for a wide-ranging discussion about his wild and wacky journey to his current highly optimized primal lifestyle. Dude started as state high school distance running… Continue Reading →

Weekly Link Love — Edition 31

This post was originally published on this siteResearch of the Week Researchers find 120,000-year old evidence of starchy tuber consumption. General intelligence in orangutans. Ravens feel bad when their friends feel bad. Two things that recent research suggests is good… Continue Reading →

Last Call For the June Keto Reset + The Grand Prize Giveaway!

This post was originally published on this siteDon’t miss tonight’s deadline (midnight PDT, 5/31/19) to join the June Keto Reset and to register for the BIGGEST grand prize I’ve ever given away. Have you been thinking about going keto or… Continue Reading →

4 Mushrooms You Need To Know

This post was originally published on this siteWhen you stop to think about it, mushrooms are remarkable. They’re closer to animals than plants on the tree of life. They can break down plastic and petroleum. The single largest organism on… Continue Reading →

The Keto Carb Threshold: What Constitutes a “Keto” Meal?

This post was originally published on this siteHow many carbs can you eat in a sitting and still “stay keto”? What constitutes a “keto meal”? I’ve gotten many questions about this topic. First of all, let’s get this out of… Continue Reading →

Cauliflower Steaks With Chimichurri

This post was originally published on this siteThe first time I had cauliflower and mushrooms together, it was a beautiful moment. (Thank you to that incredible German cook.) It was also a game changer for how I saw cauliflower. There’s… Continue Reading →

Mark’s Cold Brew Coffee

This post was originally published on this siteWelcome to summer, everyone. (I think most people agree it starts after Memorial Day, right?) One of the things I’ve always loved about summer is cold brew coffee. As most of you know,… Continue Reading →

Gary E. Foresman MD 

This post was originally published on this siteElle Russ chats with Integrative Physician Gary E. Foresman MD about Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and its benefits in treating autoimmune disorders, cancer, and much more. In 1994 when Dr. Foresman opened a private practice, he quickly became dissatisfied with… Continue Reading →

Primal+Keto Cooking Made Easy: Chocolate Macadamia Clusters/Bark

This post was originally published on this site Lindsay and I are back today with another video in our new Primal + Keto Made Easy Cooking Series. (Check out past videos here. There will be many more to come over… Continue Reading →

Endurance: Brad’s Tough Guy Warning, Blood Test Recommendations

This post was originally published on this siteHost Brad Kearns talks about the importance of tracking testosterone and other key blood values, and how we can have a tremendous and immediate influence over our blood values without having to resort to medication… Continue Reading →

Weekly Link Love — Edition 30

This post was originally published on this siteResearch of the Week Fasting may help pancreatic beta cells regenerate. Intelligence predicts preference for instrumental music. Women’s cognitive performance increases at higher ambient temperatures. Lithium reduces suicidal ideation in depression. Regulating your… Continue Reading →

Does Sleep Quality Really Decline With Age? (Plus, What I Do & a Giveaway)

This post was originally published on this siteOne of the most common complaints people have as they age is poor quality sleep. They get less sleep than younger people, and, despite what you may have heard, their sleep requirements do… Continue Reading →

Keto: Elle and Brad Recap Paleo f(x)

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s time for the annual Paleo Fx recap podcast with super duper podcast hosts Elle Russ and Brad Kearns. Brad and Elle go off on assorted interesting topics of mind and body, inspired by the consciousness expanding… Continue Reading →

Archetypal Resting Positions: How Sitting Like Your Ancestors Could Save Your Health

This post was originally published on this siteTennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, osteoarthritis, and other connective tissue injuries are on the rise. Athletes have always gotten them, but it’s only in the past few decades that regular folks are getting them… Continue Reading →

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